Good morning, I’m Josh Rosenblat. Who would have thought that tonight’s Jags-Jets game would have a big playoff impact before the season kicks off?
On today’s SI:AM:
🖋️ Issues with the national signing day
⚾ Verducci on the cover of Correa
📺 2022 Sports Media Awards
🦁 Aidan Hutchinson Roars the Lions
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Signing date must be changed
Yesterday was college football’s national autograph day. And I wouldn’t blame you if you had no idea this was happening. (Alabama finished in the top class in the country.) Pat Forde put it simply in his column: “Who’s really paying attention? Signing day is a big moment for many young people, but those who signed in December are getting more and more lost in the other news mess.”
December has become a time of chaotic change in major college football with lasting effects on schedules, coaching staff, and athletes, with even faster effects on the flood of bowling games we have from now until January 2.
After the fourth Saturday in November, as soon as the regular season ends, we can start with manager changes, both high-profile and non-existent, that come fast and furious. When a coach like Luke Fickell or Hugh Freeze leaves Cincinnati for Wisconsin or Liberty for Auburn, respectively, their former teams scramble to play “temporary, fire drill crap” while scrambling to get their recruiting classes together by signing day. Ford writes. Both teams, incidentally or not, lost their bowling matches.
There is also the transfer portal, which has become for December what the NBA free agency was for July. And rightly so, it caught the attention of fans and the media, writes Forde.
Players currently reporting on the transfer portal are more established as potential candidates, better known to fans, and more likely to gain immediate attention. As big as Arch Manning’s signing of Texas on Wednesday is, the arrival of Kentucky’s North Carolina State transfer quarterback Devin Leary may have more impact in 2023.
Forde’s column highlights more issues affecting signing day and offers possible solutions for the current college football calendar. First of all, there is one thing to avoid, Forde writes: “The uninformed decisions of athletes who have no idea what they’re getting themselves into.”
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Some players have outstanding athletic abilities, but are unable to consistently apply them in a fast-moving, complex game. Others are intelligent but physically overwhelmed. Hutchinson’s brain and body work in harmony. In conclusion, an actor who seems to do one thing very well, actually does a lot of things extremely well. During Week 16, Hutchinson has seven sacks, most of those rookies. Leave college now, it’s a much better run-stopper than it was two months ago. Hutchinson doesn’t even remember having a chance to intervene in Michigan. He made two passes this year and neither was by chance.
The top five…
… what I saw yesterday:
5. Mikeed-up Robin Lopez He tried to convince a referee that his brother Brook had failed.
4. South Alabama defense Yam Banks makes an impressive one-handed interception at the New Orleans Bowl last night.
3. Ayo Dosunmu’s buzzer beater To lift the Bulls over the Hawks.
2. Angry Tom Izzo scolds the referees While wearing a Christmas-themed sweater During Michigan State’s defeat of Oakland.
1. Washington coach Ron Rivera tells his team’s players They made the Pro Bowlincluding special team member Jeremy Reaves.
Two quarterbacks from the much-launched 2021 NFL draft class will face off against Trevor Lawrence’s Jaguars Zach Wilson and the Jets tonight. Which of the 10 signal callers selected in this draft has scored the most interceptions so far in their NFL career?
See tomorrow’s newsletter for the answer.
Yesterday’s SIQ: The Mets player, which was born today in 1960, has been described as the “second spitter” in the league. Seinfeld In “The Boyfriend” with Keith Hernandez as a guest star?
- Ron darling
- Roger McDowell
- Wally Backman
- Jesse Orosco
Reply: Roger McDowell. In the episode, Kramer and Newman accuse Hernandez of spitting on them after a Mets game, and when they are finally able to confront Hernandez at the end of the episode, Hernandez says he remembers the incident and is actually McDowell. , near the Mets who spit on them.
McDowell plays himself, briefly appearing in a flashback scene in the episode. He’s only on screen for a few seconds and doesn’t have any lines, but he told an Atlanta radio show in 2015 that he received a $13.52 copyright check every time the episode aired. At 20, he had some fun with the episode in an interview. Athletic.
“I don’t throw other people under the bus,” McDowell said. Athletic“But accusing me of doing something without my definitive direct knowledge is a bit scary.” —Dan Gartland
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