Well, looks like I know what I’m doing this weekend.
Nagy says #Bears rookie QB Justin Fields will play into the second half Saturday vs. Miami after replacing starter Andy Dalton: « He’s going to get a lot of reps, » Nagy said of Fields. « The more reps that we can get him right now, the better. »
— Larry Mayer (@LarryMayer) August 12, 2021
Word of the Day: Buttress.
YOUR MOVE, COLUMBUS BUSINESSES. We’re about a month and a half into these new NIL changes, and I have just found what is without doubt the coolest NIL deal offered.
Built Brands, which makes the keto-friendly protein bars, has just paid for the cost of tuition for every single BYU walk-on.
Built Brands will pay every BYU Football player an amount equal to the cost of tuition.
Players entering the agreement will wear Built branding on their practice helmets and participate in events for Built.
— Front Office Sports (@FOS) August 12, 2021
This is cool as hell and a great gesture, but it’s also something that I feel could absolutely be replicated at Ohio State. Wealthy Buckeye business owners, where you at?
RISING STAR. People forget, Ryan Day ain’t the only one leading Ohio State’s quarterbacks room. Day to day, it’s all Corey Dennis. And based on the results on both the field and the recruiting trail, he’s absolutely killing it.
Also, he’s only 29 years old.
Corey Dennis, Ohio State, Quarterbacks Coach (29)
Dennis has done nothing but help produce and recruit stellar QBs while at Ohio State. As an offensive analyst in 2018, Dennis worked closely with Heisman finalist Dwayne Haskins. The last two years as QB coach, Dennis tutored All-American Justin Fields. Additionally, Dennis has helped the Buckeyes to major recruiting wins. Dennis led Ohio State’s recruitment of five-star QB Kyle McCord and most recently played a big part in the Buckeyes beating out Texas for Lone Star State product Quinn Ewers.
He’s helped coach two Heisman Trophy finalists, landed two five-stars (including the highest-rated quarterback ever) and currently has what might be the most loaded quarterbacks room in college football history, all before he turns 30.
Not bad! Also, I’m wasting my life!
NEVER CHANGE, DAMON. Here’s a reminder that even though he’s in the NFL these days, Damon Arnette is still a national treasure.
Here he is immediately flexing for a room of reporters when they asked about his offseason gains:
— Kenny King Jr (@KennyKing_Jr) August 12, 2021
And here’s a glorious quote where he presumably forgot that saying « fuck » in an interview is generally frowned upon.
— Paul Gutierrez (@PGutierrezESPN) August 12, 2021
I cannot express how much I miss him in a Buckeye uniform, but it’s good to see that he’s being properly enjoyed at the next level.
THAT’S NOT URBAN MEYER. If you’re hoping to see Urban Meyer featured in the new Madden game, you’re gonna be disappointed. Because the Jacksonville Jaguars head coach looks like this:
Urban Meyer pulling a Bill Belichick and opting out of Madden pic.twitter.com/pvQtMDHrE9
— Dilla (@E_Dilla) August 12, 2021
Opting out of having his name, image and likeness in Madden is an extremely Urban Meyer move, mostly because it’s an extremely Bill Belichick move, and I promise Billy B is his role model for everything he does as an NFL coach.
SONG OF THE DAY. « Until the Night Changes » by Lord Huron.
NOT STICKING TO SPORTS. A woman finds her loved one’s severed head in her freezer… A Mexican cartel was driven out of town by indigenous vigilantes called ‘El Machete’… After 50 years in prison, 37 of which were in solitary confinement, a man’s conviction has been vacated… A former K-pop star is jailed for gambling and organizing sex work…