It would seem very unlikely that the Saints would go through that effort to protect Ted Ginn Jr. who isn't that crucial of a piece to their offense, and not put in the same wording/effort for their franchise star RB.
14 other NFL players ran the event without much issue including fellow Saints teammate Alvin Kamara.
I think someone compiled a list of all the recent transfers with a breakdown of who did and did not get immediate eligibility. There was a pretty big trend that whoever spent the money to get a lawyer, and challenged the NCAA pretty much got ruled eligible.
Basically, the NCAA isn't going to fight a player if they hint at bringing them to court.
I'm happy that both Nick Bosa and Dre'Mont Jones went to already pretty solid D-Lines.
I'm still a little bummed that Braxton Miller's stint with the Texans didn't workout, but hopefully Dixon is stick it out with them.
Mine was the original name for "Scarlet Fever" used back in the 1500-1600s. I've definitely been mistaken as a hispanic female in the past because of it lol.
If he did, it would probably be unrelated to this transfer. Jonah Jackson has only been projected as an interior OL, and wouldn't be preventing NPF from earning a OT spot.
I don't know much about the guy outside of him being an All-B1G HM and a team captain last season.
A few of the Rutgers' fansites I read said that Jonah Jackson only started at RG out of necessity last season, and is a better/more natural Center.
IIRC, Tim Beck was a clear 3rd option after Urban already went after ECU's Lincoln Riley and Boise State's Mike Sanford Jr.
Both those guys were talented, young offensive minds who didn't want to risk being lost in Urban's shadow.
If Urban truly does part ways with Billy Davis, and Schiano gets hired away... I really hope Urban takes a hard look at UC's DC/LB coach Marcus Freeman.
I hope Fickell holds out for a slightly better job than Louisville. Location-wise though, it makes sense if Fickell wants to stay close to Ohio/family.
Living in Cincinnati, most of the locals were praying to just win 6 games and make a bowl game. So Fickell has already far exceed everyone's expectation in year 2, and anything else is just icing on top.
That would give OSU three different co-DCs because I doubt Freeman or Ash accept any position less than that to come back to OSU.
No, because I feel like OSU already has too many cooks in the kitchen in the secondary this season with Schiano, Grinch and Johnson. OSU next defensive hire should probably be focused on the LBs/front-7.
Is there a reason they don't post some of these on YouTube anymore and just Facebook?
Decent LB coach? Really...
Fickell pretty much coached LBs at Ohio State from 2004-2010 & 2012-2016. In those 11 seasons, how many of those LB corp underperformed? None really come to mind for me.
How many great LBs were produced under his tutelage? AJ Hawk, Bobby Carpenter, Anthony Schlegel, Larry Grant, James Laurinaitis, Marcus Freeman, Austin Spitler, Ross Homan, Brian Rolle, Ryan Shazier, Darron Lee, Josh Perry, Raekwon McMillian... Hell, Fickell even took a fullback in Zach Boren and turned him into a serviceable LB on short notice. That is elite player development.
I will admit that I am a little worried about the D-Line depth without Bosa.
Larry Johnson Sr. loves to rotate 7-8 guys on the D-Line consistently, which has done wonders for keeping them fresh for the season-long grind. Cooper and Young will be both be way above-average starters, but behind them it gets a little iffy with Tyreke Smith, and Tyler Friday. Not to say those guys can't be good, but it is hard to give true freshmen significant snaps during conference play.
I wonder how likely it is to see Michael Jordan moved back out to LT.
Fickell has a fantastic eye for underrated talent too. I would not be surprised to see Fickell hit at a much higher rate than the average on many of those 3* guys.
Hopefully we will see Fickell have a similar trajectory as Scott Frost at UCF... Very lackluster 1st season as he re-builds the program, and then a huge jump by season 2.