Weekly Answers, Pt. 6

Check out the latest batch of weekly answers…

1) Any of our quarterbacks (other than the obvious 2) doing anything of note? Any chance of them surprising us by being on theedge of taking the spot from the obvious? – Anonymous
Nick Crissman is looking decent out there and I’ve been a bit surprised by Clayton Tunney, but I think it’s pretty clear there’s a top two.

2) Does Dan Guererro have any pull with the NCAA to try and get the “one and done” situation changed. He was the head of the tournament committee, correct? I assume he, and most ADs from basketball schools, hate the rule, as do most fans. – Keith
I don’t think any one AD has enough pull for anything of that magnitude. I think they’re all realizing that the system is flawed, though. They have to realize it.

3) With the new deal with Adidas, I was just wondering what was the outcome of the reported problem with the football shoes last Fall? Was that bogus, or was it resolved by the company? – Keith
There was no reported problem. There was a speculative problem that had no foundation of reality, but nothing tangible. Just bad luck.

4) How does Spring ball affect Carroll and Price in Track and Field? And, while Savage is out of Spint FB, is he competing in track? – Boston Bruin
Carroll and Price are back with football for now, but I believe they could compete in championships if needed. Savage has performed in track, and here are all of their stats: http://www.cstv.com/auto_pdf/p_hotos/s_chools/ucla/sports/m-track/auto_pdf/cumulative-stats

5) Why is Downey taking all the reps with the ones? I though you said that Abele was going to get the first look, and that he had a big lead/advantage over Downey. – Anonymous
Abele had the first look, Downey got a look, Sheller got a look, then Abele got hurt, and Sheller started getting more looks while rotating in with Downey. That’s where it stands now.

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  • Anonymous

    I may be wrong, but the one-and-done rule is mainly an NBA policy, not necessarily the NCAA. Obviously they’d have to work together if they want to change it but the NCAA can’t do anything unilaterally.

  • Anonymous

    NCAA could set a 2 year minimum regardless of what the NBA does.

  • Coach Thom

    Why doesn’t the NBA just yank grade school kids, if they’re in school, off the municipal BB courts and throw them into the Big League? Forget all this sham about waiting for a kid to get into a school of higher learning. The league can then nurture the kids until they grow into manhood, much like an armed forces situation. Yeah! An army of basketball players!!! What a piece of crap basketball has turned into.

  • BigDBruin

    Why is everyone so concerned about the 1 and done rule? The rule is the same for everyone, it’s an even playing field.

    Bottom line for us is that we made HUGE recruiting mistakes. All coaches in D1 can coach to a certain extent. What seperates them is the ability to recruit players that fit their coaching philosophy or the ability to coach to your teams strenths.

  • Bruingold82

    Re: Anonymous

    I believe the NCAA can’t hold student-athletes to anything. The only reason for the one and done is that the NBA says you have to be 19. The NBA would have to change that to 20.

    Any kid could say yeah sure, Ill go to your school for 2 years, but I do not believe the school can legally bind them. Any student has the right to leave a school for any reason, if their previous year was paid by scholarship.

  • Anonymous

    Slavery was outlawed by the 13th Amendment. The NCAA has no power to require athletes to stay in school for any period of time. It’s up the the professional leagues to determine which players they consider eligible for their leagues.