The Weekender: Georgia Fans Turn Out to Celebrate, Noah Cain Heads South and Greg McElroy Has Beef

By 11W Staff on January 16, 2022 at 5:00 pm
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Go Big or Go Home

On Saturday, the University of Georgia celebrated its first national championship in football since 1980. To make up for lost time, as many people showed up in Athens for the parade as they do for a normal game day

They may be able to use that photo for the overhead stadium shot and no one would know the difference. 

From a Lion to a Tiger

Former Penn State running back Noah Cain has found a new destination, heading South to join new coach Brian Kelly's LSU football team for his remaining two years of eligibility. 

Cain, a former four-star recruit in the class of 2019, rushed for a school freshman-record eight touchdowns as a true freshman before suffering a season-ending injury on the first drive of the game against Indiana to open the 2020 season. This past season, he was passed up by Keyvone Lee after starting the first four games and rushed for only 350 yards and four touchdowns.

Good Old-Fashioned Beef

Former Oregon defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux, projected by some NFL draft analysts to be the No. 1 overall pick by the Jacksonville Jaguars in April's draft, had some choice words on why he chose Oregon over Alabama while participating in a live broadcast with Fox Sports during Monday’s national championship game.

Five Early Thoughts on Ohio State's 2022 Football Schedule 

Dan Hope takes a look at Ohio State’s revised schedule as the Bucks now start with five straight home games and again have their bye exactly halfway through the year. 

McCall Hopes He Left Legacy at Ohio State

Griffin Strom looks back on Demario McCall's impact at halftime of the Rose Bowl and the gratitude he has despite his sixth-year season not going as well as he planned. 

Ohio State No. 2 in Way-Too-Early Rankings

Kevin Harrish reviews the national way-too-early 2022 college football rankings from a variety of news sites, which have the Buckeyes sandwiched between Alabama and Georgia.

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