Good news for California fans and bad news for opposing offensive linemen.
I really thought he was calling a press conference to annouce the Brett Johnson Korean Barbecue opening in th Asian Ghetto
A speedy recovery is indeed good news. On another front, I am wondering why this blog is not discussing the biggest news item to hit college football in decades. I am referring to the NIL debacle that threatens to permanently upend the sport. I fell on the floor this morning when I saw the sophomore QB from Alabama has already accrued $1 million, and he has not even been named the starter yet.
And then there is Kayvan Thibodeaux, a California kid who went to Oregon and has already amassed $100,000 in NIL through the auspices of Daddy Warbucks Phil Knight. This is going to further exacerbate the caste system of haves and have nots and threatens unity on every team. My Saturday golfing partner played tight end at Oregon State in the 70's, and he is telling me the end is near to what we all love about college football. Anyone else bothered by this?
Wish it wasn't invasion of privacy to know more about his hip injury. As you would guess, a small fracture or chip off the edge is one things, but a full shattering where the head of the femur connects is another. I'm guessing he got a serious hip break, and will therefore face longer rehab. You hear him say in the video that he cannot really do lower body work yet. He's not back out on the field yet. Well,. I'm no trainer, but that sure sounds to me like he is a solid 6 months away from being solidly in his body. We easily forget how finely tuned their bodies are for football. I love his play, and wish him all the best in the long term. Hope he heals fully before coming back. Go Big B, and Go Bears!