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- Top plays of 2018.
- Ryan Jacoby on signing with Ohio State: "It feels like I'm in a dream."
- Kaleb Wesson named Big Ten Player of the Week.
- Why you should root for the Big Ten in bowl games this postseason.
- Ryan Day expects his personal touch will come to the program naturally over time.
Word of the Day: Joy.
CHRISTMAS GIFT COMING? It (probably) won't be under a tree or wrapped in bows and such, but Santa could be bringing the Bucks a Christmas commitment from four-star wide receiver Gee Scott Jr.
I will officially be making my commitment on Christmas Day...
— Gee Scott Jr. (@geescottjr) December 22, 2018
I'm not sure when the news will drop, but I can tell you that he is very good at football! He's the No. 15 wide receiver in the country and the No. 70 overall prospect in the 2020 class.
If he picks the Bucks, you can read all about it here on the Eleven Warriors dot com.
'TIS THE (DRUG TEST) SEASON. A tradition like no other, top college football players getting suspensions for Christmas, forcing them to miss the biggest games of their lives.
Starting defensive lineman Dexter Lawrence is one of the three #Clemson players who failed a drug test, according to #Clemson coach Dabo Swinney, due to trace amounts of ostarine. B Sample could clear players by Wednesday
— Manie Robinson (@maniebeingmanie) December 24, 2018
And Bama too – though to be fair, they did not specify a drug test – from Yahoo! Sports:
Three members of the Alabama football team, including starting left guard Deonte Brown, will not be playing in the Orange Bowl according to a source. The three players didn’t make the trip to Florida because of a violation of team rules.
Aside from Brown, offensive lineman Elliot Baker and defensive back Kedrick James were suspended due to a violation of team rules and didn’t make the trip.
The biggest news will be the loss of Brown, a 6-foot-4 and 344-pound guard, who cleared the way for an offense that ranked No. 2 nationally in scoring offense with 47.9 points per game. In Alabama’s matchup with No. 4 Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl, the point of offensive attack is thought to be the Crimson Tide’s biggest advantage.
Do what you want recreationally, but how the hell do you play for Alabama or Clemson and not know these drug tests are coming? Neither of those teams have missed the playoff in four years, but the players don't know the procedure by now?
"I know they've made folks piss in a cup after we've made it this far literally every season I've played, but I'm just gonna assume it's not going to happen to me this time."
WIMBUSH ON THE MOVE. It's sure looking like the Buckeyes are getting Justin Fields as a late Christmas gift, but on the off chance that doesn't work out, Brandon Wimbush is officially on the transfer market.
Can confirm QB Brandon Wimbush will do a graduate transfer following the season. Wimbush will receive an Accounting degree from Notre Dame. https://t.co/dW1MACbk2t
— Matt Freeman (@mattfreemanISD) December 25, 2018
Wimbush sure ain't Fields, but if the Bucks don't get the Georgia lad and he wants to add some depth to the quarterbacks room for a season, I'm definitely not going to say no.
THAYER EATS COOKIES WELL. if y'all thought Thayer Munford was all brawn and no finesse, you thought wrong.
Peep the big fellow owning folks in a beloved cookie consuming competition:
Wait till the end https://t.co/4xjsD6B4Sr
— Thayer Munford (@TMunford_64) December 25, 2018
It's not exactly record pace, but he beat everyone else, and that's all that matters.
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