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Nick Polak


Fairfax, VA (via Westfield, NJ)

MEMBER SINCE   July 24, 2016

It's my pleasure to serve as a senior editor for Roar Lions Roar. I am greatly enjoying building up a brand new entity from scratch (with a ton of help from our friends at Eleven Warriors, of course) after having spent time writing for multiple team sites on SB Nation including Black Shoe Diaries, Tomahawk Nation, Land Grant Holy Land, Alligator Army, as well as the main college football hub. I also spent time on the professional side, writing about the Seattle Seahawks for Field Gulls on the SB Nation network.

Please don't hesitate to ever reach out to myself or anyone else on the masthead about improvements you think can be made to the site or any other comments you may have. Thanks for reading! Go State!


  • NFL TEAM: Seattle Seahawks
  • NHL TEAM: Colorado Avalanche
  • NBA TEAM: Seattle Supersonics, RIP
  • MLB TEAM: Seattle Mariners
  • SOCCER TEAM: Bayern Munich/Seattle Sounders

Recent Activity

Comment 21 Sep 2020

That WOULD make sense if the SEC also hadn't played a game yet. Apparently the coaches are taking game-readiness into very high regard here.

Comment 13 Aug 2020

It's only a 3-man class and one of their guys is unrated, so it's not that surprising.

For what it's worth, I feel like I've read some pretty positive things about Woodley (the unranked commit) and I'd bet he'd have a ranking if the AAU season had been able to be carried out as planned.

Comment 18 Jun 2020

I don't disagree that Franklin is a wonderful fit for USC, he is on many levels, mainly...

  • He would re-write the book on what recruiting California could look like
  • Much easier path to the playoff (though Oregon is starting to get scary good)

However, he'll still be judged as harshly by the fan base as he would here, IMO. USC is like Michigan in that they'll always be very harsh on outsiders, which is why their last 3 coaches have been Kiffin, Sarkisian, and Helton. And why Helton is even still there.