It was busy in Ann Arbor on Wednesday.
The morning began with an announcement from the Big Ten that the college football season would begin Oct. 24, with teams playing a nine-game schedule that includes a special cross-division matchup during championship week.
Then the shakeup really began.
News began trickling out that quarterback Dylan McCaffrey — who was competing for the starting job — planned to opt out of the season and transfer. Around that time, offensive tackle Jalen Mayfield's father, Brian, reiterated to the Free Press that his son had no plans to backtrack on his decision to opt out and declare for the 2021 NFL draft. And hours later, Sports Illustrated reported that star receiver Nico Collins had signed with Drew Rosenhaus — news that, in all likelihood, means Collins will not be joining his teammates Oct. 24.
Take some time to catch your breath. There's a lot to process.