Folks, I have exciting news: college football is on this month.
We did it.
Word of the day: Let go.
Free agency has been cancelled. Full college football free agency doesn’t seem like it’s going to happen after all — at least not this year.
Multiple sources told The Athletic on Saturday that the Division I Board of Directors is unlikely to vote at its Aug. 3 meeting to remove the NCAA rule that prohibits multiple transfers by athletes. This means that the one-time transfer rule remains in place. The creation of transfer windows may also be delayed.
I’ve gotten to the point where it’s too exhausting to diligently take in every major change we’re seeing in college football these days, so I’ve taken a more simplistic approach.
Change the rules to whatever you want, just make sure I have beer, brats and bucks on Saturday and I’ll be a happy man. I am a simple person.
May it reach you. If you have someone close to Jackson Smith-Njigba’s brother Canaan, you’re clearly doing life right.
Canaan, a professional baseball player in the Pittsburgh Pirates system, puts his younger brother’s name in the GOAT category.
“Only a few people know what Jackson is going to do this season,” Canaan said. “It’s going to be crazy. Historical. He’s probably going to be the greatest receiver after this season.”
Do you mean great at Ohio State?
“In college football – always.”
That’s bold talk from the big leagues.
Jackson’s response? laugh A smile. But there is no denying it.
“You know, it’s big brother (he’s talking), but I feel like it’s real talk.
“He has the mentality that he can destroy anything,” Kanaan said. “He’s going to make plays. Road running, one-on-one, no one can wait. It’s just being real and genuine.
The best part about this, honestly, isn’t that Canaan is messing with his brother, but that Jackson basically agrees that he’s about to establish himself as the greatest receiver ever.
I’ve long maintained that you can’t be a truly elite receiver without an absurd level of self-confidence that strikes casual viewers with arrogance. So, I was very happy to see that from JSN.
Let’s see now, King.
SAunders in the slot. With a man who may go down as one of the greatest receivers in Buckeye football history, we now move on to someone who has never played a game in Ohio State.
CJ Saunders came to Ohio State as a walk-on cornerback, converted to receiver and appeared in just 15 games in his five-year career, playing mostly in garbage time. Then, he had to miss a season he could have actually played in, and was sidelined for another year due to an NCAA ban.
All that, and now he looks set to be a major contributor on an NFL roster.
Since Curtis Samuel left in free agency in 2020, the Panthers have been looking for a reliable slot receiver. Early indications are Saunders is in line to be the team’s No. 3 receiver on the 11 personnel.
During OTAs and minicamp, Sounders was stunned at the entrance, enough to get healthy first-team reps and targets for the first three days of NFL training camp.
“It’s fast. He is fast. It opens. Unlocked all OTAs. “He’s a reliable player,” Rule said. We should put on the pad and see it create that same separation on the pads. That will be the challenge moving forward.
“When it comes to third down. You need someone to move the chain,” Rhule said. “C.J. is a guy that everybody on offense can rely on.”
Well he did nothing for CJ Dude but work his ass with everything stacked against him, and now NFL head coaches are freaking out about him.
I don’t think Brian Hartline is short on recruiting pitches, but “you don’t even have to start a game here to be an NFL starter” is something he can add to his dossier.
Split Jersey 2.0. It looks like the Styles family is bringing back the infamous split jersey, because it looks like we need a running back.
The Style Family is ready for September 3rd. @WeRStyles #NDvsOSU pic.twitter.com/4UzqqiVSXL
— Matt Freeman (@mattfreemanISD) July 30, 2022
My good friend Colton Denning came up with the outrageous idea of having Laura Quinn wear a split jersey from the Festa Bowl for any Ohio State vs. Notre Dame game.
And I… couldn’t I be more on board? The only modification I would make to his proposal is that the team of the winning team should wear it for the duration of the next game.
Make it happen, supermen.
Song of the day. “Telephone Numbers” by Dominic Fike.
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