I wouldn't even say this has been a "rough" month aside from the Devonta Smith decommitment. Just relatively quiet on the recruiting front especially by Day's standards.
Frost has lost the recruiting battle in his own state to Minnesota of all programs. People keep saying to give him time but he's going into year 3 at Nebraska right now and things don't appear to be getting trending upward (hell Nebraska was more competitive under Riley than they have been under Frost so far). Not to mention he's in the process of ruining his prized 5-star QB atm.
Just call them the Tribe going forward or keep the name as is. The biggest part of the controversy surrounding the Indians over the years hasn't been the name itself but rather the use of the Chief Wahoo logo and they've already permanently discontinued that. I'm not sure how necessary it is to change the name itself. By this logic the Kansas City Chiefs and Atlanta Braves also need to change their names as well. Also hard pass on changing their name back to the Spiders. That just brings back horrid memories of how awful those teams were and also "the Spiders" is an all around stupid name for a professional sports team. That sounds like name better suited for a minor league team.
The term Indian isn't offensive just an incorrect label originated by Christopher Columbus when he thought he'd landed in the West Indies. As far as the Cleveland Indians controversy goes nobody would care about the name if it weren't for how long the blatantly offensive Chief Wahoo logo was in use by the team. That logo is currently no longer in use so I don't know why this is still an issue to be honest.
I would rename them the Washington Knobs simply because Dan Snyder himself is a knobhead lol.
Not as a player. He's continuing the trend of Michigan players doing all the trash talking in the Rivalry despite not backing up their bravado on the field (Chase Winovich obviously was the king when it came to doing this). He's done nothing but rip OSU on Twitter ever since he committed to Michigan.
Fields will obviously start this year if a season happens. My bet is Hoak will be his top backup given his experience in the system. Stroud and Miller will likely battle for the number 3 spot and most certainly one of them will redshirt this year to preserve eligibility (no chance OSU uses four different QBs throughout the year unless injuries happen).
In 2021 is when the competition between Stroud and Miller for the starting job begins (assuming Fields doesn't return which is likely but not guaranteed). Hoak is a graduate transfer so he won't be around in 2021 no matter what which leaves guys like McCord and J.P. Andrade rounding out the depth chart. There are two ways this could play out for future years. Either Stroud or Miller wins the job and starts for a couple years then proceeds to leave early for the NFL if they manage to raise their draft stock to a high enough level (both of those guys are talented enough to do it). That would give the loser of that competition a potential window to take over the starting job here without transferring. OR one of those guys develops incredibly slowly and ends up being a 4-year starter like JT was and the loser of that competition is most certainly going to transfer as a result. Then once they are both gone it will be McCord's time (I wouldn't expect McCord to be starting until 2023 at the earliest).
OSU doesn't have any QB recruits committed beyond 2021 at the moment outside of McCord so I would hope Day emphasizes that as a priority once they start focusing on the 2022 class. If he doesn't that's what got Cooper into trouble during his final two years at OSU where his QB pipeline for future years once Joe Germaine graduated was so fucked up that he had turn to a converted safety in Steve Bellisari to start at QB out of desperation.
I have had just about enough of China at this point. Why they thought reopening those damn wet markets in Wuhan was a good idea is beyond me.
Unless they reschedule the draft spring football is not possible. The players with high draft stock would be well within their rights to sit out and not play.
No. Haven't you heard, college athletes are apparently trying to get infected on purpose for the sake of herd immunity. s/
As good as Fleck is Jerry Kill had the program trending in the right direction prior to the Fleck era. His constant health problems and seizures just got in the way of his ability to do his job and he had to step down as a result which led to their disappointing lone season with former Kill assistant Tracy Klaeys as the permanent head coach in 2016 (that season ended with numerous players getting suspended for sexual assault and the rest of the team leading a boycott in protest of the suspensions that Klaeys actually supported which cost him his job). So basically they went from showing promise under Kill to going right back to being a shitshow under Klaeys when he got handed the job despite being highly unqualified. Now Fleck has turned them around again and has them recruiting at a much higher level than you'd expect to see at a program like Minnesota.
Fleck is a more tolerable version of Harbaugh who actually backs up his bravado to an extent.
It's more risky if they pass it on to one of their coaches since the virus has a higher risk of causing death in older people. That's the only reason social distancing is even happening at all right now.
Fleck is a good coach but it's too early to start calling Minnesota an elite team. They had an opportunity to play us for the B1G Championship last year and instead choked against Wisconsin (I would've much rather gone up against Minnesota in the B1G Championship Game instead of Wisconsin again). Against OSU they'd most certainly be overmatched no matter what. What Fleck and Co. would have to hope for is that OSU comes into the matchup sleepwalking.
I think last year's Minnesota team would've beaten Michigan if the game was played at TCF Bank Stadium (Harbaugh's teams are often quite average to below average playing on the road). If it's in Ann Arbor Michigan would've won no question.