Saturday, 30 April 2016

May '16

The diary blog page of Blake (#73 Baylor, #69 49ers) and Sean Muir (#74), brothers, former Sutherland Seahawk players Baylor Football offensive linemen and Blake is now on the roster of the San Francisco 49ers. [run by the Sutherland Seahawks Gridiron Club]

May 20th 2016,

an update on how the fans see the OL situation going at the 49ers.

May 27th 2016,

Its been a crazy day.

We woke in Australia with the news that the investigation of Baylor University over its handling and management of a series of sexual assault allegations and crimes by law firm Pepper Hamilton was presented to the University Board of Regents, and that board has presented its initial response.

The published response from Baylor's Universities' website can be found here.

The 'Findings of Facts' can be found here.

* Head Coach Art Briles has been suspended with intent to terminate his job.

* Athletic Director Ian McCaw is sanctioned and placed on probation.

* President Ken Starr is demoted to Chancellor and will no-longer be in any management decision taking roles.

For the time being it seems there will be an interim Head Coach and that it will be an internal hiring, rumors are that Defensive Coordinator Phil Bennett will take up that role. The other football coaches are staying on for the time being. We will all know more over the next few days and weeks.

May 24th 2016,

Tomorrow begins another 3 day stretch of OTA's for the 49ers. The details on how they work are as follows......

On-field workouts may include individual player instruction and drills as well as team practice conducted on a "separates" basis. No live contact or team offense versus team defense drills are permitted. OTAs (May 17-19, May 24-26, May 31, June 1-2)
Teams may conduct a total of 10 days of organized team practice activity, or "OTAs." No live contact is permitted, but 7-on-7, 9-on-7, and 11-on-11 drills with helmets are permitted. Maximum six hours per day, with a maximum two hours on field for any player.

May 21st 2016,

Baylor offensive line coach Randy Clements stopped by Santa Clara to visit with Blake at 49ers OTA's.

Coach Clements has had a lot of players make it to the NFL in his career so far.

May 20th 2016,

Articles on Blake at the 49ers facility and the departure of Jarryd Hayne from the team.

Here and here.

May 18th 2016,

Sean is back in Sydney for a few weeks until Baylor starts its 2nd Summer Session in the 2nd week of July. If you want to catch up with him, then you have till then.

The 49ers began on-field Organized Training Activities (OTA's) today as a team. Blake spent the team period (non-contact) at Left Tackle.

Here is some footage of blocking drills.

May 16th 2016,

Most people today will be waking up to the news that fellow Australian Jarryd Hayne, has left the 49ers and will pursue 7's Rugby with the Fijian Rugby team.

May 15th 2016,

Courtesy of the 49ers official page with pics of the rookie tour of the 49ers Museum.

May 14th 2016,

If you missed Blake's birthday last week, he probably won't mind too much. 49ers rookies toured the facility's museum today.

A photo posted by San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) on

If you want to catch up with Sean, he will be home for a few weeks through to early July.

May 12th 2016,

Rookies and veterans are training together now as a team. Some 49er Alumni came to practice to address the rookie players.

A photo posted by San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) on

May 10th 2016,

Some excellent pics of the 49ers Rookie Minicamp from the official website.

May 8th 2016,

Things happen very quickly in football some times.

Recognize anyone in this clips?

And this clip from the official 49ers website.

Also some develops at Baylor on re-vamping they're athletic facilities.

May 4th 2016,

To give an idea of what is coming up for Blake, this link describes the 49ers off season dates.

The TL:DR version is that there will be a rookie mini camp for 3 days in the next 2 weeks followed by a series of OTA's (organized team activities) which are 10 days of non-contact practice spread over the month of May then a mandatory mini camp from June 7th to June 9th.

The team will have a few weeks off then return in July for training camp to prepare for the season. Blake will have a chance to return home between the mandatory minicamp and the start of official 2016 season training camp.

Sean will be returning home shortly for the annual offseason return home and be preparing for Baylor's 2016 preseason camp and season.

May 2nd 2016,

More later but to back up a few steps, Blake was one of 3 Baylor football players to be awarded membership to the National Football Foundation Hampshire Society.

'Qualifications for membership in the NFF Hampshire Honor Society include:
• Being a starter or a significant contributor in one's last year of eligibility (or a senior who has declared for the NFL Draft) at an NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision, Football Championship Subdivision, Division II, Division III or an NAIA college or university;
• Achieving a 3.2 cumulative grade point average throughout entire course of undergraduate study; and
• Meeting all NCAA-mandated progress towards degree requirements

May 1st 2016,
These tweets pretty much sum up the situation.

More on this tomorrow, and yes we'll have to change the header!

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