College Football Notes ahead of Week 2
College Football Notes
Maryland has at least a pair of 2022 NFL Draft prospects in OT Jaelyn Duncan and WR Dontay Demus, Jr. Demus is 6’3, 217, was really productive in 2020, and had six catches for 133 yards in Week 1.
Ohio State transfer Jameson Williams had a 94-yard catch in his debut with Alabama.
WR Neil Pau’u got in trouble with BYU for a driving while impaired violation and sat out the 2019 season, but returned to catch 45 passes for 603 yards with Zach Wilson. Pau’u never crossed the 100-yard mark last season, but he had a career-high eight catches for 126 yards and two touchdowns in Week 1. Pau’u is 6’4, 217 lbs. Not all receivers are small.
I posted 22 prospects to look into for the 2022 NFL Draft, including a full starting offense and defense.
College football now includes Rich Eisen handing out money to college football players from a sponsor every week. I’m not saying it’s wrong, I’m just saying I’m stunned this is real.
You have to ask yourself Why these NILs finally became legal and OK and I don’t mean the “Why” that you’ve been told. I mean the real Why. And it’s hard to ignore how this helps serve advertisers who are struggling in the internet and streaming era to make as much money on advertising. And now we have the Gorilla Glue Toughest Player on Earth NIL. Say that one time slow.
Georgia QB J.T. Daniels is questionable to play this week.
One person decided to “sponsor” every Michigan State men’s football and basketball player with a $500 per month stipend for the rest of their playing careers.
Notre Dame WR Lawrence Keys decided to sit out the rest of the season after falling down the depth chart and not getting enough playing time in the first game. He has two more years of eligibility left after he transfers. Certainly a lot of colleges will overlook the decision to quit the team because they just need talent, but it could be tough to overcome with a lot of coaches in the NFL if he ever gets the opportunity to compete at that level. Who doesn’t like the guy who says, “I’ll do anything to help the team win, even if it’s five snaps”?
A potential future legend: Texas RB Bijan Robinson. The all-time state record holder in Texas (in TEXAS) for rushing yards in high school, Robinson had 703 yards in nine games as a true freshman last year and averaged 8.2 YPC. In his debut this season, Robinson had 103 rushing yards and 73 receiving yards.
NIL news: Ohio State is now selling player jerseys.
People actually believe this shit…
Michigan State’s NIL deal with a local billionaire sponsor will cost him $798,000 this year. He’s only sponsoring men’s football and basketball but says he’ll consider other teams, including women’s teams, in the future.
I have a few bonus posts coming up as well, including one featuring updates on more NILs.