Just spitballing here, but see NW Buckeye's post above.
Hey, is this the thread where I can drop my #shittypoliticaltake?
Did you know Urban has a Psychology degree?
He says that there are games that casual fans will watch throughout the country and he names Auburn-Alabama and Ohio State vs Michigan State as examples.
Was it Minnesota where he seemed to just give up on one of those routes?
It's possible, I think there was one fly route where he gave up and the ball ended up intercepted because of it. I also remember a fly route down the sideline against Alabama where he had a step but he just dropped the ball. It happened a couple more times against VT.
And yet I can't be outraged by this development the way so many seem to be.
For whatever reason, they're comfortable with this, and they're framing it as a Christian school giving a disgraced but changed man a second chance while forgiving him for his sins, ugly and public as they may be. For the 47th time, I don't get it. Makes no sense to me. But if the school is cool with it, I don't know that I can genuinely tell you I believe this is the worst thing in the history of bad things.
But, if you think about it, the reason Bliss did that is the same reason Bruce Pearl lied about a cookout at his home, the same reason Donnie Tyndall deleted presumably incriminating emails at Southern Miss, the same reason any of us lie or deceive when we lie and deceive. Bliss was focused on self-preservation and nothing but self-preservation, and it's amazing what people sometimes do in the name of self-preservation.