One wide-receiver that I dreaded going up against the Illinois Fighting Illini during 2019 season was Minnesota Golden Gopher, Rashod Bateman, a season where he posted 60 catches for over 1,200 yards and 11 TDs.
For this season, I will not have any worries of Rashod because he has opted to sit out the college season and will spend the next few months prepping for the draft and the NFL.
Being that the Big Ten has only scheduled conference games due to covid-19, I feel that this is the best decision to opt out because who knows how this season will turn out with so much uncertainty already.
It seems like with covid-19, a college football teams season could end at the drop of a dime if anyone were to contract the coronavirus.
With Rashod opting to enter the draft, I wonder how many other college football players will do the same. This is a huge loss for the Golden Gophers, but a huge gain for an NFL team looking for a young and talented wide-receiver.
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The only reason he did not go pro because there were so many good wide receivers in the NFL Draft. He still will get picked in the second or third round. Minnesota should still roll with most of their defense and Tanner Morgan back at QB. I prefer that they did not have the season, but too much money is at stake not to have games. Some colleges might have to file for bankruptcy if there is not a college football season.
And that is sad! It feels like a teams schedule can get derailed on any day of the week. Gonna be weird watching college football without cheers of fans.
I can deal with them not having it because the energy of college football is what made me fall in love with it. And majority of that energy is from the fan base.
That is true because the players draw energy from the fans as well. The MAC cancelled football so it will be a matter of time before everyone else does.
That will be interesting once we get into the season.
Yeah, the MAC had to cancel when the Big Ten went to a conference-only schedule. The MAC schools get all of their money from playing Big Ten teams in non-conference.
I see! That really sucks! Sucks for us the fans, the schools, and players.
i suspect if all things come to pass we will see a much shorter college football season.
As much as I would love to see non conference Big Ten schedules, hell! I am just happy that it is back next month.
I need to start picking out the bars I will visit for the games. With covid, I will be looking for the outdoor seating types. There is this Nebraska supporting bar in Wicker Park that I want to check out this season.
Chicago is so biased when it comes to our Illinois football teams like N Western, Illini, Northern IL, and even our Indiana neighboring teams. Hell, it’s more support for the Wisconsin Badgers than it is our teams.
parts of Chicago (cicero and south side) are so pro Notre Dame it is well gross!
Hell, and they are the biggest let down every year. Notre Dame never surprises me when the flop against any top 10 team. I did a review on a sports bar while visiting to watch the irish vs bulldogs where of course the irish flopped.
So interesting =- the Maryland quarterback announced Thursday that he was sitting out the year. But the next day, Tua’s little brother (he transferred) was cleared by the NCAA to play for Maryland this year.
That is crazy! We have a few that didn’t play last year because they transferred. Interested to see this Georgia tight end named Luke Ford play.
They probably did it because of the current circumstances.
they have been a lot “looser” on the transfer for hardship in the last four years.
I see! Illinois has benefited a lot with transfers. I may have mentioned it, but most transfers had them as an option before they went off to that big school that didn’t give them play time. They love Lovie Smith! That man, I hope has a statue somewhere in Illinois before he retires.
he has to win something first. second place doesn’t get statues.