Marrone: Tom Brady could throw well left-handed
Is he OK? (Yes.) Who was the teammate who ran into his throwing hand? (It hasn’t been revealed.) Will he play on Sunday? (He’s expected to.) Did I write that lede just to use hulabaloo? (Yes, I did.)
Duke now has commitments from the three top-rated players in the ESPN 100, with No. 1 R.J. Barrett and No. 3 Cam Reddish joining Williamson in Durham. The Blue Devils also have a commitment from No. 10 Tre Jones.
Duke is the first program to gain commitments from each of the top three recruits in the same class in the ESPN 100 era (since 2007). Per ESPN Stats & Information, Duke now has landed 11 top-three recruits in the ESPN 100 era. Kentucky and Kansas are next on the list, landing four apiece.
This is also the second consecutive season Duke has landed four players ranked in the top 10 of the ESPN 100.
I feel like we can all do something special, Williamson said.
Duke is expected to lose most, if not all, of its starting five after this season. Grayson Allen is a senior, while Marvin Bagley III, Wendell Carter Jr. and Trevon Duval are all projected first-round picks.
As for whether the NFL will heed Gurley’s advice and give up on international games, that appears unlikely. In fact, an NFL executive said recently that the league would like to see the international schedule expand to include eight regular season games, with a team that flies to London at least twice during the season.
I’d like to do both of those, NFL International executive vice president Mark Waller told CBS Sports last month. I don’t think you have to go four games, five games, six games, seven games, eight games. I think we’ve shown, by the strength of the foundation, that the demand is there, and I definitely think you could play across a full season [eight regular season home games] and slate the games, and I definitely agree with you: You’d want to see a team coming over and playing two or even three games, and then going back to the States and seeing how that works.
He then hinted at the real goal — a permanent London-based team.