Yeah go right from highschool to the pros, but don't bitch when you don't have anything to fall back on when you have a career end injury.
Definitely agree with all of that. Iowa State definitely the better team that day. Their coach has done very well. Ducks are young but will be better next year.I really like Iowa State’s head coach, Matt Campbell. He’s done a hell of a job there and been successful everywhere he’s coached.
He’ll be in line for a better gig soon.
Supposedly his dream job is Notre Damn.
If that happens, it will be hard to continue rooting for him.
I think he’d be a perfect fit for Michigan if Harbaugh leaves in the next few years.
I agree. IIRC that spiel was coming from the gas bags during the 2019 Fiesta Bowl. Too bad.Another boy leaves to play a man's game. Trevor Lawrence of Clemson announced that he is going into the NFL draft after 3 years. Despite all of the rave pronouncements by sports reporting gas bags he just didn't look that ready for the big leagues to me.
Exactly. Don't blame Trevor Lawrence, he's making a smart move. Yes, Lawrence is that good and he's ready. He lost two games in three years and people want to judge him on that last loss.
"Smart kid he is"? Maybe. Maybe not. The pundits all thought that Mark Sanchez, Josh Rosen and Sam Darnold were smart too leaving early for a boat load of cash. But none really had the polish and experience to immediately be successful. Lawrence looks like a sure thing but like others that have come out early before him there are no guarantees. Another year of experience against top competition would have honed his skills even further and enhanced his chances of a long career I.E. Manning, Brady, Drew Brees, Philip Rivers, etc. Better to make millions for 10 or 12 years than for 4 or 5.
After 40 years in product development it became obvious to me that a product brought to market too soon had a greater chance of failure than one that was carefully engineered and fully developed. Kind of the difference between Ryan Leaf and Peyton Manning if you will.
Darnold had some spectacular moments in his junior year but went to the pros lacking the situational awareness that another year of reps would have given him. Combine that with poor coaching and a weak roster and all of the original potential is lost. Now he is kind of in limbo and might be cut. I see a possible backup to an aging Russell Wilson here that might thrive with some decent coaching.