Haskins still shining
You’ll never believe this, but noted good quarterback Dwayne Haskins is, well, still good. With practice underway, Haskins has his first real chance to show his new team in Washington what he can do, and according to just about everybody there, he’s impressed in a major way.
Keenum said Haskins has improved by "leaps and bounds." and: "He'll be a great quarterback for a long time.... He makes some big-time throws with guys in his face."— John Keim (@john_keim) July 26, 2019
Jay Gruden called Haskins “poised” frequently, which Buckeye fans can certainly attest to. Haskins even showed off his work ethic, getting extra reps with Derrius Guice after practice.
Practice is over but Dwayne Haskins and Derrius Guice are still getting after it pic.twitter.com/1RA07lILbn— Pete Hailey (@PeteHaileyNBCS) July 25, 2019
Haskins lighting it up early on is the second least surprising news of the week, following only this:
McLaurin vs. Norman #HTTR #Redskins #TrainingCamp pic.twitter.com/DI7Oz61JCR— Felix Trammell (@HTTRandBlessed) July 26, 2019
Are you telling me that Terry McLaurin is good at football, and already toasting Josh Norman? Who could’ve ever seen this coming.
“We felt like it was our time even when he was there,” Hudson said. “I feel like after the change, the goal is still the same: just come out on top and beat them. The coach is just their coach. The players are on the field playing.”
- Khaleke Hudson, via WolverinesWire
I’m honestly a little surprised that Michigan avoided giving Ohio State anymore bulletin board material when asked about new coach Ryan Day. This seemed like a prime situation for a Wolverine to say that “now is their time”, but it seems like Jim Harbaugh has cut that off for the most part.
Do I believe it? Absolutely not. Every team in the Big Ten has an even larger target on the Buckeyes with a new coach, and none is bigger than the target placed by Michigan. The Wolverines know they need to get over the Buckeye hump, and it’s just human nature to think that the best opportunity comes with change.
Does that mean Michigan actually wins it this year? I certainly wouldn’t bet against the Buckeyes.
Women’s B-Ball team gets a big pledge
Kevin McGuff hasn’t quite turned his recruiting production into titles yet, but goodness he sure can recruit, and he flexed those muscles again earlier today, when the Buckeyes landed a commitment from the No.16 player in the class of 2020, point guard Kateri Poole.
Congratulations to Kateri Poole (@kateripoole5) on her commitment to Ohio State University (@OhioStateWBB); go Buckeyes!#NewHeightsNYC pic.twitter.com/YFQIWVeVsT— New Heights Youth Inc. (@NewHeightsNYC) July 26, 2019
Poole is the third commitment in the class, along with Westerville South duo forward Gabby Hutcherson and guard Anyssa Jones.
Stick to sports
- “Kevin’s famous chili” dogs available at tonight’s Clippers game.
- Sign up for the Columbus Metropolitan Library reading challenge. Only one more week remains.
- First look at NHL 20, Madden.