Now that Holtz has served his last day as an ESPN college football analyst, let's spend our Monday morning reliving his greatest hits (courtesy of Deadspin) and listening to South Carolina fans convincing themselves that he's going to turn them into a national title contender...
After surviving a scare from Notre Dame on Saturday night the 37-0 Kentucky Wildcats are basking in their inevitability. If the rest of the country wants to go Cat Crazy so will we...by highlighting the most entertaining UK player of all-time (sorry, Rondo): The Hefty Lefty.
For everyone else who can't stomach the idea of Cal winning another title in Lexington, join my rationalization club and remind yourself that if the Cats cut down the nets this guy will be happy:
10,000 career passing yards. 78 TDs. That 7-OT thriller against Arkansas. The most entertaining rushing statline in SEC history (60 rushes for negative 51 yards in 2002). The Barstool podcast appearances. The River Monsters resurgence. The unlimited snack subject matter expert. If it wasn't for that Super Bowl XLII ring he'd probably be my favorite human being of all-time.
ESPN - The Big Ten is seeking feedback from its members about the possibility of making freshman athletes ineligible for competition as they adjust to college life. In a statement to ESPN.com, the league says it is gauging interest from its members about a "national discussion regarding a year of readiness for student-athletes." The league has provided background to its members about such a step but has made no official proposal.
"The rules surrounding freshmen ineligibility don't fall within the areas of autonomy, which means either conferences choose to adopt the policy on their own or the legislation is voted on by the entire division," the NCAA said in a statement issued Friday.
The Diamondback, the student newspaper at Maryland, reported Thursday that the Big Ten is circulating a document titled "A Year of Readiness," which explores making freshmen in football and men's basketball ineligible for competition.
Good looking out Big Ten! I'd hate to see a bunch of kids who are only going to college for one reason actually use their talents or accomplish their goals. Much better to continue parading them around as "student-athletes" while continually depriving them of any inherently American rights or opportunities to earn a living.
Let's be serious guys; if you let Rutgers play right away you pretty much have to let freshmen do it. But hey, there's no way a true freshmen could compete in the Big Ten, right?