Many asked a few years ago- "What would a Joe Tiller offense be like with a real blue-chip wideout in the stable?" With Lymon's Purdue career now over, we can answer the question- It was awesome! Here are some "highlights" from Lymon's illustrious Purdue career:
-Lymon raised expectations high from the get-go by accepting the number 1 from Coach Tiller. And man-o-man did Sel live up to it! He got off on the right foot by becoming academically ineligible his Freshman year.
-Then, he showed us all of what he was physically capable by torching Notre Dame for 238 "garbage yards" receiving. That is the most yards receiving ever allowed in a game by Notre Dame. We knew great things were just around the corner.
-He followed that big performance with a big bag of nothing special during the rest of the '06 campaign.
-He set the tone for the coming season in the spring of '07 by getting hammered, beating the snot out of a guy, leaving the scene and lying to the police about the incident (allegedly).
-After recovering from a stab wound that he received during the parking lot beating, Lymon scored a whopping two touchdowns in '07 and averaged an eye-popping 51 yds. receiving/game.
-Lymon has decided he no longer wishes to play football...and his press conference came in the form of an early-morning arrest for operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
Alright, alright, I'm probably being presumptive in thinking Tiller will take any action to discipline the best receiver Purdue has ever had*. He'll probably just go ahead and let the legal process run its course...Can't wait to see Sel representing my alma mater in Houston for the Texas Bowl!
*Best receiver is defined by the fact that Tiller and the coaching staff offered him a special number to honor him before he had played a down in black and gold.