Whicker: Beware Tarik Cohen, the Chicago Bear who came in from the cold

By Mark Whicker

CHICAGO — Tarik Cohen is a star. He used to be an asterisk.

He used to be the guy who ran up yards and touchdowns and never could get out from beneath the “yeah but” that everyone puts on 5-foot-6 ½  athletes who aren’t jockeys.

“Most schools go out and recruit four-stars and five-stars,” said Shawn Kemp, who coaches the running backs at North Carolina A&T. “The HBCU schools have to find the no-stars.”

That’s the acronym now. Historically Black Colleges and Universities are HBCUs. Most are public, most play football and other sports well outside TV range and not always on immaculate turf. [READ MORE HERE]

Source: OC Register

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