Soften the blow? Lol, you act like we don't already have great, young proapects already on the roster. Losing C Rob was a blow as far as recruiting goes, but LSU will be just fine on the field. Of course it's never good to lose the top Tackle prospect to your arch nemesis especially when the kid is instate. It looks bad and hurts recruiting, we all understand that. But here's the deal, C Rob is vastly overrated. He has incredible measurables and he's strong as an ox, but you watch him play and it's a little underwhelming. He has all the tools to develop into an All American but as of right now I don't buy the hype.