We will try to be a bit more engaged as a site too going forward. The combo of BTN+, holiday weekend, and the football game at the same time had has stretched a bit thin.
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Update from Ferry:
Coach Jim Ferry confirms the Drexel game is in fact postponed and not canceled.— Collegian Basketball (@CollegianHoops) November 24, 2020
"We are working on it and hope we can get it done. We'll keep everybody updated on that."
I'm a well known optimist, but if they fix the QB play, they can contend in 2021, in my opinion. There are other issues, of course, but better play at that position changes so much about this team.
We'll see what kind of bump some of these guys (Clifford included) get from ESPN and Rivals. One thing to keep in mind, some of these sites are planning to continue to evaluate the 2021 kids into the spring if they don't enroll early, and their high schools play a spring season.
As for Veilleux, he was a solidly in the second tier of guys they liked after Caleb Williams, including after Ciarrocca arrived. He's a bit of a raw prospect given he moved here from Canada just a couple of years ago. Huge upside, but will need to learn the position a bit more. Getting him on campus in January will be big just to start his development, but it'll be 2022 at the earliest, I would assume, before we see him taking any meaningful snaps.
Clifford got a bump to four stars earlier this season. Veilleux hasn't had any adjustments since Bullis did not play this season.
Weird since three of his last four seasons have had 11 wins, with three major bowl game appearances and two wins. You know, the best run of success on the field (and still off since people say they care about that) since the 80s.
Those changes are what we saw vs. Nebraska.
Washington in particular has been very impressive for a true freshman. I think it's sometimes lost how difficult the transition from high school to college can be at wide receiver. Lambert-Smith has flashed, but I think has been more of your typical true freshman. He has all of the talent in the world, and it jumps out at times, but he's going up against men too, and I think his lack of polish and more importantly strength work against him at times.
But with all of that said, I think the wide receivers have answered a lot of the questions about the position as a whole so far, and also Stubblefield's coaching. That's not to say they are perfect, far from it, but it feels to me like they have taken a step forward. The inconsistency at QB makes it even harder to get a full picture too.
To your first point, they are not firing James Franklin, short of some off-the-field revelation, or other situation that would allow them to fire with cause. He'd be owed in the neighborhood of $30 million if they fire him without cause. Even in a normal year, that's probably not happening, but especially when athletic department revenues taking a massive hit due to the pandemic.
The depth chart that the program releases is largely based on the previous game, not their plans going forward.