The Cardinal Countdown...3 days till kickoff

#3 Charles Gaines


Class: RS Sophomore

Ht/Wt: 5-11/174

Position: Cornerback

Hometown: Miami, Fla

Twitter: NA

Thoughts: Charles has been quite the pleasant surprise this off-season. Gaines made some nice plays last year as a wide receiver, finishing with 172 yards and touchdown, but we were just gonna be to deep this year for him to see the field consistently. After flirting with it some last year, Charles made the transition back to the defensive side of the ball, getting some reps at corner, and by all accounts has been killing it. It was a little bit of a rough start for Gaines as coach Bedford said he lacked a killer instinct and didn't want to tackle anybody. It appears over the last couple weeks that Gaines has indeed learned how to "lay the wood" on folks and was actually leading the team in interceptions as of last Monday. Hopefully Charles stays healthy enough to see the field a lot this season and can help shore up a solid defensive secondary. He's currently listed behind Reve and The Prez on the depth chart.

Sweet Tweet: No twitter for Mr. Gaines. So I'll have to go off an a tangent about something else. And this something else is actually pretty incredible. Yesterday I was killing some time on the SB Nation website, you know, reading old Rutherford articles, voting on GIF's, the usual. And then it happened...I stumbled upon a link that some of you may already be aware of, but if not, prepare yourself. First question, how is your day looking in terms of productivity? I just ruined that. Second question, how does tomorrow look in terms of productivity? It's Labor Day weekend, quit lying to me. Here is a link to The 2013 College Football Index. Not only does this thing look pretty cool, it provides a synopses of each team along with a link to their corresponding SB Nation blog. (You know, the place where their fans try to make a website as cool as The Chronicle.) I gave you your fair warning so don't come crying to me five hours from now when your boss is standing over your shoulder looking for that TPS report you were supposed to finish yesterday. Enjoy.

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