Why would Chambers release the statement that he released when he resigned if he thought there was another shoe that was going to drop that would reflect poorly on him?
My understanding is that the investigation "unearthed" something relatively benign but technically against NCAA guidelines, so a motivated program would be able to fire with cause. Something every program does, in the realm of recruiting/eligibility. Basically, they wanted to find a reason, and after months and months they finally found something.
People talk about the athletic department ignoring basketball in terms of its funding, but she is doing it very literally. She does not care about these kids, period.
I am using the term "dismissal" because they did not fire him, but he was forced out. An involuntary resignation is akin to a dismissal, in my view.
As my Snap Counts post laid out, that was the starting lineup this past Saturday. Wallace started at right tackle and Fries at right guard.
Before you get mad, please remember that all this means is that Clifford started the Nebraska game. Whether Clifford or Levis starts this coming Saturday, this depth chart was always going to have Clifford listed as the starter because he started the previous game. This is how Franklin operates.
Tough one today for your Spartans.
This was already going to be a tough season to get excited for due to Covid, but all of this has me at an all-time low in excitement since I first attended Penn State.
Sorry about the tough start to Michigan State's season.
Also, I didn't really find a way to squeeze this into my analysis, but Ohio State was very prepared for Penn State's defensive substitutions and took advantage of that by playing with tempo and catching Penn State out of position. This happened in both halves and was part of the reason they were so good on third down conversions. This also occurred on at least one Ohio State touchdown. It was not a great day for Brent Pry.
I have a friend who is a scout who does not believe Lamar will be drafted. He will certainly be in camp for someone, though.
They typically rotated on defense when teams had drives that involved multiple first downs. That happened infrequently Saturday, which is why I think they rotated a lot less. They just were not on the field very much and did not really need to concern themselves with defensive fatigue.
As for Wade in the slot, I tend to agree. I think they like the option of having him be able to blitz from the slot position, and there are obvious benefits to having a playmaker like him on the field, but he just does not cover well enough to make it work. Penix missed several throws to guys who burnt Wade. I think with Porter on the outside now, they should really look harder at Wilson or Hardy as a potential slot corner.
If it was a punishment, I doubt he would have played at all.
I thought we were in the Leaders division.
Welcome, everyone! Looking forward to interacting with you throughout what promises to be an incredibly strange season.
Also interesting to see Ji'Ayir Brown crack the two-deep at safety ahead of Tyler Rudolph and Trent Gordon. The Gordon thing makes some sense, as many will recall from the transitions made by Garrett Taylor and Lamont Wade. If this staff moves you from corner to safety, they usually believe you need a full year of learning before any significant playing time comes along.