Right... but before the Dwayne show last year we were used to the JT Barrett offense which Martell would have been a good prospect for. I think he would have lost the starting job this year to Baldwin if Fields wasn't here this year but that doesn't mean there wasn't reason to be excited when he joined the team about him being one of the highest rated qbs the Buckeyes have signed
Martell was one of the higest rated prospects in his class, he was ranked above Tua Tagovailoa by Rivals and just behind Tua by 247. Urban was very high on Martell, ditched a longtime commit and designed goal line packages just for him. If I recall correctly he never lost a game at one of the toughest high school programs in the country. I think fans had a lot of reasons to believe the hype a year ago.
That is the same line for regular illness too isn't it? You might have a cold and be fine in a few days or due to a confluence of factors that cold could become pneumonia requiring medical intervention. Take your example of being scared to speak in public, if you push through and practice and get comfortable with it after a few tries then that's like having a cold so to speak but if that fear is so intense that is causes you to miss professional or social opportunities then I would classify it as a mental health issue. Also, like traditional illness not all mental health issues are permanent.
For those not familiar with CA - Clovis is in the greater Fresno area. It is MUCH different than LA, SD or San Francisco. It isn't surprising someone from Clovis would prefer schools that are in more college towns/agricultural areas than USC/UCLA/Stanford. It is somewhat surprising to me that Oklahoma isn't on his list because there has been a pretty good Central CA -> Oklahoma pipeline in the last few years.
For the NCAA yes, for the players no. Top schools are already paying players, the FBI investigation confirms that. Let's not be naive.
UCLA recently opened up one of the nicest Basketball only facilities in the country and sits in one of the best - if not the best - basketball recruiting areas in the country. UCLA BB is definitely still a top 5 job there just aren't that many sure thing coaches and they rarely are available.
Howland made back to back to back final fours fairly recently, it is just harder to hire an elite coach than most fans give credit for. Heck - look at Bama football in the years between Byrant and Saban. There are a few highlight good years in that 30 year period but no sustained success.
UCLA alum here - This is a pretty good hire, while obviously a lot of the fan base wanted Bennett or Calipari those were never realistic choices.
If Cronin recruits well at UCLA he could immediately have the Bruins back to competing for championships.
Agree Awlin - heck the Angels made a similar mistake with Pujols a few years back.
Neutral schedule makers who assign intriguing OOC games 1 or 2 years out like Bama-OSU home and home or Georgia vs USC home and home for ALL power5 teams and strong group of 5 team. For every non-Div1 team on your schedule you are fined 10% of Bowl money you get at the end of the season and that doubles if the game is played after November 1st. Cap on the number of non-coaching support staff a program can have and until the schools can find a way to adequetly compensate players then a salary cap on coaching staff salaries. No state employee (who isn't a Brain Surgeon at the University Hospital) should make more than 5million a year and while you can argue some coaches are worth it the truth is most are not and schools end up paying huge buyouts to failed coaches (See TTUN, Notre Dame)
Seeing a therapist and getting exercise made all the difference to me. I've generally found that waking up early and going to the gym or yoga first thing gives me a sense of accomplishment like no matter what else happens the rest of the day I've taken 1 hour for me to make myself a healthier person.
Seeing a therapist is really helpful in talking things out, eventually you'll recognize where and why the depression or anxiety feelings are coming from and you can start to retrain you mind's response in those situations.
Finally, limit the social media intake. Watching everyone else's curated highlight real isn't going to help you. I started reading before bed instead of scrolling the instagram and I think that's helped a lot as well
Signing Day - whether early signing day or the traditional signing day are not the latest a recruit can sign, they are the earliest dates. Occasionally you'll see a smart recruit extend their recruitment a few days if they sense something funky with their recruitment, a notable example is Roquan Smith who didn't sign with UCLA because he heard through the grapevine the LB Coach was leaving for the NFL the day after signing day which was true.
A mid-tier recruit might want to ensure their spot in a class but a truly top tier guy like Bru or Roquan Smith can afford to keep the schools waiting a few days/weeks without the school recruiting over them.
1. I think players, including Tate, should be able to transfer once with out restriction and not sitout a year, especially if their HC or position coach changes
2. With that being said if the NCAA starts allowing transfers because a coach allegedly misled a recruit then there is no point in having transfer restrictions at all