In partnership with CBSSports.com
Online Now 1024
Online now 776 Record: 6210 (3/13/2012)
You have no favorite boards.
The most viewed topics.
The most replied to topics.
The most up-voted topics.
The most down-voted topics.
The most up-voted posters.
The most down-voted posters.
The most followed posters.
I've seen some Tweets and had a few texts/emails with people saying Max had some sort of altercation and required surgery on an eye.
Totally unverified, but an awful lot of smoke out there tonight to be no fire.
Follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/JDrumUK
I'm guessing he didn't take an elbow in a pick-up game?
The rumor mill is suggesting someone tried to start something with him out on the town, and it turned into a fight. Supposedly the OL had his back and took care of business.
Not real smart picking a fight with the QB...you'd think they would know they'd have to fight the other 84 guys as well. Especially the big uglies!
This post was edited by bigbluemist 2 years ago
Ive gotten word on this as well. Anyone know how bad the eye was actually hurt?
It smells like microwaved homeless people in here.
Smith has a good but of growing up to do folks. Maybe he will get it together before blowing his chance.
and you are???????????????
Smith is a freshman. He has time. I have no idea what he is like off the field but on the field and on the sideline he seemed very mature.
19-20 year old college kid out of his room?
Isn't that normal?
Details I don't have, but he got jumped. Don't know about the eye surgery.
What the heck do you mean "blow his chance"? Perhaps you didnt mean it the way it sounds, but you are jumping the gun on saying he is blowing his chance, unless you have some sort of agenda with your comment.
What a DELETED thing to say about someone you don't know and have no details of this situation. What the heck is wrong with you?
This post was edited by 7lives 2 years ago
From what I know, Max runs with a good group of UK athletes. Quality kids.
I guess you think your statement is ok but it lacks factual information that if you have, please enlighten us and if not I would keep it to myself.
Got any details on the situation? Could have been taking up for himself, and not taking any shit. I will never blame a guy for that. Teammates need to make sure stuff like that doesn't happen though especially in season.
One fight isn't going to hurt his chances at all, if anything may make him more popular amoung his team mates. No doubt the coaches don't want to hear about this sorda stuff all the time though. I just hope he's healthy come spring, that's the main thing. I can tell by watching him in the game and on the side-lines he's a good kid, every now and then a fight is something that has to take place. In a wierd way I like to hear this. I would rather have a qb that will stand up for himself and take a "L" (if he did take a L) than a qb that turns the other cheek when push turns to shove. Just my opinion...
Hope it isn't a detached retina or other serious eye injury.
Hate reading that. Hope the injury is not too serious. So any word on who jumped Max and why?
Guys attack me all you want. Seems like a common theme anytme someone post something you simoly would prefer to ignore. But Max isn't acting the way Joker wants his QB to act. This isn't the first issue. I'm not saying he is a bad kid or anything like it. But he isn't making a lot of good choices that demonstrate leadership right now. And no he wasn't just walking down the street drinking a Pepsi and got "jumped" for no reason. Look at it this way. Smith is just a soph yet Joker said on signing day he wanted Towels to be the face of the program. Smith is a talented young man with skills and ability to start the next 3 years. But he is doing some stuff that might take him out of the equation ala Curtus Pulley. Ignore it all you want, blast me for sharing the information. But I imagine this won't be the first or the last time his actions come under scrutiny. That being said he is a young guy far from home and like a lot of young guys will make mistakes. He certainly has time to turn it around and I hope and expect he will. So don't make some bs issue out of what I'm saying or call me out as being Debbie downer. It is what it is, every school has guys that do dumb things. But as the expected QB he is going to be held to a higher level of expectation on and off the field which in my option he should be.
Doing (and accomplishing) exactly what your supposed to do here.
BS post getting dander up...thus getting hits.
Max has not had ANY issues on or off the field to justify this comment.
This post was edited by tommy 2 years ago
No attacks here.
You make some valid, accurate points.
Ok but you might want to do a little more research versus just attacking me. Again he has had issues off the field or do you just want to ignore the whole post by Jeff. If you prefer to believe a 6'5 220 lbs kid was minding his own business and attacked for no reason whatsoever then fine. But I'm not going to ignore something that has happened. Again saying your starting QB needs to mature isn't an attack on him. He has a great opportunity but he could drop the ball as many talented kids across the country have if they don't make good decisions. The QB position is highly scrutinized which I also don't think is a highly controversial comment. Joker does a good job of keeping kids in line and I expect he will do a good job with Max. But he does need to mature regardless of your beliefs or not.
Well fiddle sticks . Boys will be boys , and I think that a little bit of a wild hair isn't a bad quality for a true leader because there are moments in life and in football that you cant get through without a wild hair ! I just hope that his eye is going to be OK and hope that he wasn't doing anything stupid. Until facts come out , lets not accuse him of stupid anyway. We are fans of every player on that team so lets not hope a kid was involved in being a jerk. There are a lot of idiots out there that want to challenge athletes just because of who they are. I know that first hand. I think the kid did a fantastic job last season for the time he was given in practice to play quarterback in that system. Here's hoping Godspeed in his recovery and that he gets back on the field and grows and expands his game and helps us get into a high tier bowl in the not so distant future..............
Details, maybe it didn't happen. It's a message board so the whole point is to share opinions. It's college and guys get into situations that on retrospect they could have avoided. Max is the staring QB and Joker will expect him to show leadership part of which is avoiding situations where he or his teammates could get hurt. He just needs to start making better decisions or else Towels will be the face of the program sooner then later. Nothing controversial in the least but if you want to take it that way so be it. But let me ask you this in the event this is true. Do you think Joker would be happy or pissed his starting QB might have to miss all or part of spring practice? Do you think Joker would be happy or pissed his starting QB is someplace he shouldn't have been? If you think he is completely innocent of this hypothetical situation do you think UK would have released a statement that Max was viciously attacked with charges pending or would it make sense that he might have been partly responsible so no official charges were made? You tell me.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by bigcat65 2 years ago
I guess I'm from the school of if you can't handle the heat, get out the hell out my kitchen.
If Maxwell isn't ready to lead this program find a QB that is. QB play was and is the one area that will keep us from making a Bowl game. A QB is more than just completing passes and throwing TD's. A QB MUST be a leader, no scratch that, a QB must be THE leader of a FB team.
UK didn't have a leader last season until it was too late. And even then it wasn't the QB.
Does Smith want to be a Woodson or Pulley?
247Sports In partnership with CBS Sports