Yes, he'll be here this summer.
Three-star guard, doesn't seem to have any scholarship offers yet. This team needs talent, not just names.
Vanderbilt is one of the elite programs in college baseball and has been for a long time. Five College World Series trips in the last 10 years, two national championships, two more runner-up appearances. Vandy has dominated the series since Mizzou joined the SEC.
That's going to happen until the NCAA introduces more guardrails, but NIL is already leveling the playing field. The QB Tennessee landed is not the kind of player who's been signing with Tennessee over the last 15-20 years. I believe he's the highest-rated QB to pick the Vols since Peyton Manning. That's a QB we'd normally see pick Georgia, Alabama, Ohio State or another super power. We're seeing five-star players sign with places like Arizona, Missouri, North Carolina, etc. There's NIL money everywhere.
I think you'll eventually see some kind of guardrails established but I don't think it's going away anytime soon.
When you donate more than $5 million to have your name on the head coaching position, you get your name on the coaching position This is becoming fairly common across college sports. All of Michigan's football coaches have titles from donor sponsors. It's no different than every segment of a radio show, TV show or podcast having a title sponsor.
The Final Four is one big coaching convention. He could have some spots figured out next week, could need another week or so for the entire staff.
I'm sure he'll look to add pieces to fit the most obvious needs. That's his job. Too early to know who he'll target .
I wouldn't be surprised if he's done coaching. We've talked a lot privately about his future. He has other ambitions beyond coaching.
I don't think coaches want to be that involved in all the negotiations. If the schools could be directly involved with the NIL deals, then every school should hire a general manager. Most coaches want to coach. Recruiting is not enjoyable for most. If they have to start negotiating dozens of endorsement deals on top of actually coaching their teams, you'll see a lot of coaches leave the college game - or demand much higher salaries for having to take on another job.
Possibly. But every school has rich donors who own companies and can shower players with money.
Of course it's fair to question her coaching. This season went sideways on Missouri. If you're good enough to knock off South Carolina without your most talented player, then you should be able to finish in the top half of the conference. They only lost to one team that missed the NCAA Tournament (Mississippi State) so in reality just one more win probably puts the team in the NCAAs. But they certainly left a lot of questions to answer.
There was a report that she plans to transfer, but as far as I've been told by Missouri, she has not officially entered the portal. I've been told by several people that it's expected but I don't jump the gun on these things until the player or team confirms.
The four who transferred last year would have to sit out next season or get an NCAA waiver for immediate eligibility. I would think all four could return but probably wouldn't have the same roles. DeGray is worth keeping for sure. Gordon brings some value. Not sure about the Brown brothers. I suppose it's promising that they haven't entered the portal yet. No telling on the three guys in the portal, though if you're rating them as priorities Brazile is clearly No. 1, then Pickett and Brookshire a distant third. I'd be surprised if Wilmore has a future here. He got plenty of opportunities with the last staff and it went nowhere. Keita is a tough call because of the injury situation. I think when healthy he can develop into a serviceable big man. Long way to an answer, but I'd set the over/under at 5.5 and take the over.
Never good to lose a multiyear starter if he's indeed done for the year. Drinkwitz just said he'll miss the spring and summer but indicated it could be longer. Zeke Powell and Dylan Spencer could compete for the job. Connor Wood can always bounce outside and play right tackle, too. I wouldn't say it's a crippling injury, but he's one of the two most experienced O-linemen on the team.