Well this was a fun week wasn’t it? The next 12 days should be astonishing, proud to announce that WDAY and the Forum will be in Chicago for the NFL Draft starting on Wednesday, the 27th, so look for a video blog or two with Roger Goodell! (We’ll try, at least)
- I’m running a series of stories on Carson Wentz over the next few weeks, the first ran this past Wednesday on Wentz’s rise at Bismarck Century. You can watch that here. The next part will run this Wednesday on WDAY.
- Tomorrow morning Sam Farmer from the LA Times will join Jeff and me on Kolpack and Izzo around 10:45 to discuss what the Rams will do with the number one overall pick.
- Sam Houston State quarterback Jared Johnson, who started against NDSU in the 2014 FCS Semifinals in Fargo; announced this week he’s transferring to Texas-San Antonio as a grad transfer. This marks the third high profile FCS QB to make the move to the FBS joining Vernon Adams and Dakota Prukop. I’m not a huge fan of this rule, it seems like some are taking advantage of a loophole. This seemed to get plenty of traction on Twitter on Tuesday, what do you think?
- Report out of Birmingham that made me smile, that the SEC has no plans to do away with scheduling FCS opponents and why would they? Plenty of schools in that part of the world to choose from and it makes sense to play them. It hasn’t hurt Auburn or Alabama’s quest to play in the College Football Playoff, which flies right in the face of Big Ten Commish Jim Delaney’s thought process. Read that here.
- One scheduling note, Eastern Illinois and Indiana State announced a four game series beginning in 2017 in Terre Haute and then rotating in Charleston. This is a good move by each team, helping each team with its schedule and each conference potentially. ISU is scheduled to open the 2017 season with EIU, then Tennessee and at Liberty. The Sycamores also host the Bison in October.
- NDSU held a shortened scrimmage on Friday, we’ll get an update on how things went on Monday from Chris Klieman, one guy fighting for more reps is Hawley’s Ben Ellefson. Story on him from Friday.