landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
He is the Quarterback Whisperer, after all.
And the Big Ten's streak of consecutive drafts without a quarterback taken in first round extended to 21.
The last? Kerry Collins in 1995 following PSU's undefeated 1994 season. (5th pick overall taken by the Carolina Panthers.)
Something minor (swapping some teams in the divisions), something major (another addition B1Gdybunch), or nothing at all (twitter trolling)?
I thought the penalties on Saturday night were the correct calls. Downing deserved the major and ejection, and Porikos deserved the minor. But I would NOT have gone further in either case.
Downing simply CANNOT hit a player that high in today's game. This not a new rule, nor is it a different interpretation of the rulebook by the officials. I knew what was going on the scoreboard as soon as I saw the hit. He's been in the NCAA long enough to know better.
Porikos, narrowly, avoided the same penalty by not leaving his feet.
HOWEVER....I think that the suspensions were too much, and far too excessive. Porikos was not even assessed a major, nor was he ejected from the game, and Downing was given a game misconduct, not a DQ. The B1G far overstepped in both of these cases.
So, this come out today and suffice it to say that it's not a good look.
In addition to his other documented shitbaggery it turns out that former Minnesota AD Norwood Teague had been harassing Minny Star-Tribune beat writer Amelia Rayno for the last year or so.
Not to trivialize Rayno's ordeal but if you read her account it's very standard sexual harassment that should've gotten Teague axed posthaste and it's not surprising to see that his position of power kept him insulated for far too long.
Literally the only silver lining to this shitshow is we no longer have the worst former athletic director in the conference. So, there's that?
Lot of grabbing from Trae Waynes early...which is exactly how he covered at Michigan State.— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) August 10, 2015
Every college tape I saw of Trae Waynes he couldn't keep his hands off WRs. I knew he'd struggle with the NFL's rules. Easy evaluation.— Omar Kelly (@OmarKelly) August 10, 2015
It's been well documented how aggressive MSU DBs can be and how much college refs allow them to get away with it, not so much for the NFL. Trae Waynes struggled last night in his first preseason game, mainly because he uses his hands too much. Darqueze Dennard struggled to make similar adjustments to his game last year as a rookie.
Of course, preseason and rookie caveats apply, but question is, does Dantonio's "mug em and hope they don't throw a flag" style make it harder for his players to succeed in the big league? If so, why do they continue to be drafted so high?
The B1G Championships for Men's and Women's Track & Field are this weekend in East Lansing!
All info regarding the men: http://www.mgoblue.com/sports/m-track/spec-rel/051215aab.html
All infor regarding the women: http://www.mgoblue.com/sports/w-track/spec-rel/051215aab.html
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My family and I will be there supporting the Maize and Blue, and if you're in the Lansing area, or just want to support, come to the two-day event so we can make it a home meet!