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The Big Ten’s hesitation on the next move has left Ohio, and the rest of the conference is pending



Ryan Day

Ryan Day is as smart as everyone else when it comes to expressing his thoughts to the public. An Ohio head coach understands how the media works, how not to lose information, and how to get people to hear what he has to say.

Typically, he has a message that he wants to convey every time he walks behind the microphone, and this is the mindset that he propagates to his players.

“During the Tuesday season, when our guys are available (reporters for interviews), I often meet with them before and just talk to them about my message for the press conference and the things they need to discuss,” Day said in June during conversation with the Ohio Sports and Society Initiative.

So, when Day’s Zoom press conference took place on August 12 – six days after his performance after his first pre-season training in Ohio and a day after the Big Ten postponed the fall football season – it was progressing, by then it was clearer that he hoped people would listen as hoped the conference would take the next step. The plan of the Day was to start the football season in January, play eight matches, and end it in time to play the entire fall season this fall.

He seemed to fully support his idea, saying, “I am very worried about what I said and I will work hard to make it happen.” And after the offseason, when he constantly waited for answers only to get ready for the start of the season and cancel it in less than a week, he also had a schedule to launch it.

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“I think we need to tackle this right now and give these guys some answers,” Day said. “It must be weeks; there cannot be months. ”

It’s been 27 days since Day’s comments. Twenty-seven days since he announced his plan.

Since? Nothing. Nothing specific from the Big Ten about what will happen next in the football season, which is now in limbo.

Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren has succumbed to immense pressure to say something about why his conference pushed the season back to an as-yet-to-date date, and to answer questions about when games of the season will begin, doing the least: he’s released open letter eight days after the decision was made. Neither that, nor the interview he gave to a small group of national reporters, reassured those who wanted further explanation and a plan for the future.

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Anyone who thought the first eight days of rage, confusion, and terror after the delay would be the most chaotic was, to put it mildly, wrong.

Nearly impossible to follow storylines over the past couple of weeks have included a lawsuit from Nebraska players that backed the Big Ten’s 11-3 vote to postpone the season, parent-led protests that took place at both the Big Ten headquarters and On several campuses, including Ohio, President Trump called Warren, reportedly with the assistance of Clay Travis, a prominent lawyer for Tom Mars, who spoke openly about the possible prosecution of the conference for his responses, and politicians are sending letters asking him to reconsider the conference’s decision. In the midst of all the confusion, a lack of continuity materialized within the Big Ten – and, to go further, within the various schools.

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Good luck to everyone in your quest for clear and concise answers about what happened or what will happen next. How many times can you say, “Okay, the time has come for the Big Ten to come up with a plan and be transparent about the process,” and prove yourself wrong before you throw up your hands?

The public may never know an accurate account of everything that has happened behind the scenes in the past five weeks. The Big Ten will certainly not reveal what happened any more than the minimal information she has disclosed so far – although it will likely help her case, given how little she even tried to control the message after hiring Carrie. Cecil, CEO of Anachel Communications.

The next step of the Big Ten shouldn’t take that long to materialize, but somehow it did appear.

Reports of a possible upcoming re-vote on whether to cancel the deferral and lose in early October surfaced around the last week, although they were not confirmed by national reporters. If that option – reportedly promoted by conference coaches, including Day – is possible, even after Warren ruled it out entirely in his open letter just a few weeks ago, the decision must be made now to use the season’s runway.

Obviously, this is the option that is most beneficial to the Bakkeys, who have arguably the best college football team in the country who are desperate to play for a spot in the college football playoffs.

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However, if October football remains a pipe dream, the Big Ten have to say so and they will do it soon. It should give players some clarity as to when this season will take place, be it early October, November, January or elsewhere. The inexplicable but still acknowledged complete absence of any discussion between the conference president and sports directors about what the spring or winter season would look like before postponing the game to spring or winter certainly didn’t help, but now they have almost month. It’s time to make a decision.

However, as long as Warren and the presidents take their time, beyond a glimmer of hope a month or two ago when a season seemed possible, Ohio’s players and coaches are left to do what they’ve been doing since March: just wait for the plan to come out. …

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″I couldn’t leave without winning this award″



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Statements from Otavio, the player of FC Porto, who this Monday received the Golden Dragon as Footballer of the Year.

Speech: “I thought and I didn’t say anything that I thought. It happened by itself, I’m very happy, I was looking for [o prémio] a lot of time. I saw others, I couldn’t leave without winning this prize. Thank God I won and now it’s time to make the most of it.”

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Feeling: “This is something to be proud of, this is the best person in the club, everyone wants to win, this will go down in history. It will be kept under lock and key in the museum that I have. It will get worse.” , nothing will come of it, it will be well stored.

Gala: “It’s always great, because of covid-19, the gala concert has not been held for many years. It is always special, everyone wants to be part of the gala concert. Being a dragonado, he is even more special. We did a good job and this is proof.”

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″Most competitive costume required, Pepe’s costume″



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Statements by Sergio Conceiçao after receiving the Golden Coach of the Year award at the Golden Dragons Gala

Golden Dragon cost: “I represent many people in this Golden Dragon. The first time I went to Olival with the president in 2017, he named the four essential pillars of FC Porto: rigor, competence, ambition and passion. Looking at it and being with it every day. My players, who don’t usually wear a formal suit as they do today, but the most competitive suit that is required, which is Pepe’s suit, give me great joy when I get up and go to work.”

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A family: “Finally, to paraphrase our Gonzalinho [Borges], I want to dedicate it completely to my family, which is not easy, and parents, as always. Not being among us, they will certainly be very proud, not least because they have received two more extremely important people in the life of the club and that together they are up there watching us so that FC Porto becomes bigger , was getting better. , become stronger and win. And let’s keep it up. Is always. Because we deserve it. We are also honest, serious, dedicated and competent workers.”

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BALL – Enzo and Otamendi: world champion exceptions (Argentina)



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Portuguese football has reason to rejoice as two more world champions will enter the national stages, the first to win the title as part of the Portuguese team, the only ones on the field yesterday, in Qatar, among 35 players who play in one of the top five leagues in the world, so called big 5.

Enzo Fernandez, 21-year-old midfielder, and Nicolás Otamendi, 34-year-old central defender, played 120 minutes for Argentina. would advance to the Argentine penalty as Montiel quickly put an end to doubts – and represented not only Benfica in the list of clubs of great prestige, but also a league of lesser expression, such as the Portuguese, the only one of the less media and powerful ones that had players in the final.

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