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How WWE’s Gable Steveson became your favorite wrestler’s favorite wrestler

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How many 275-pound men do you know who can do a backflip?

While you’re ruminating on that seemingly trivial question, let’s take this thought exercise a step further: How many 275-pound men do you know who can backflip, capture the attention of Triple H and Ric Flair with their athletic prowess, win an Olympic gold medal and sign a multiyear deal with WWE before graduating college?

I reckon not many aside from Gable Steveson come to mind.

That’s because the tantalizing heavyweight freestyle wrestler is one-of-a-kind, a bona fide original.

“When and if I can win, put on a good show for America, that flip is coming,” Steveson teased to NBC Chicago of his signature post-victory backflip ahead of his awe-inducing run at the Tokyo Olympics in August.

In due time, the ultimate showman made good on his promise.

There’s a fine line between confidence and hubris, and Steveson walks it masterfully. The 21-year-old’s keen sense of self and his belief in his otherworldly abilities is what enabled him to cruise through the first three matches of his Olympic debut without giving up a point.

It’s a feat that’s particularly impressive when you consider one of his opponents was Taha Akgul of Turkey, the defending Olympic champion. Steveson — The University of Minnesota Gophers’ heavyweight, reigning NCAA Division I National Champion and winner of the Dan Hodge Trophy — made light work of Aiaal Lazarev of Kyrgyzstan in his opening match, taking only 2 minutes, 2 seconds to win 10-0. He followed that up with an 8-0 drubbing of Akgul before winning his semifinal match against Lkhagvagerel Munkhtur of Mongolia 5-0 to advance to the men’s freestyle 125kg wrestling final.

“He’s the best heavyweight wrestler to probably ever step foot (on the mat),” Steveson said of Akgul after their quarterfinal showdown last month. “But his time is up. I came here for business. I came here to win. … Ain’t nothing going to be given to me. I’ve got to go get it.”

And that’s exactly what he did in an incredible comeback win over Geno Petriashvili — the 2016 bronze-medalist and three-time world champion (2017-19) of Georgia — in the final.

Steveson was born in 2000, and America hadn’t won an Olympic gold medal in men’s heavyweight in his lifetime (Bruce Baumgartner, 1992). If you know his story, it’s not surprising that the Apple Valley, Minnesota, native would be the one to get it done.

That is not to say the Team USA standout’s mom set this all in motion by choosing to name her son after wrestling legend Dan Gable (Steveson’s middle name is Dan), who was a two-time national champion wrestler at Iowa State and an Olympic gold medalist in 1972.

Who am I kidding? That’s exactly what I’m saying. The whole thing felt preordained. Maybe that’s why the charismatic superstar was so fearless and brash about what he intended to do. He was born for it.

“You can see that when the lights get bright, Gable comes to perform,” he told the Associated Press. “And I think that’s number one with me. And I think that’s what people can expect with me wherever I go.”

If the wrestler choosing to address himself in the third person and the above quote gave you strong Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson vibes, you’re on the right track. The pinnacle of athletic achievement, winning an Olympic gold medal, was just the first item on a long list of aspirations for Gable — a stepping stone on the way to his ultimate goal: Becoming a WWE superstar.

It’s not presumptive to say the wrestler’s plan to use the accomplishment to springboard his WWE career was a resounding success. On Thursday, Steveson signed a NIL deal with WWE that will allow him to attend the University of Minnesota for his senior year and defend the Division I national championship at heavyweight. WWE will also set up a remote training facility for Steveson near campus where he’ll learn the finer points of in-ring work with WWE coaches.

While only time will tell if he will eventually be afforded opportunities like The Rock or Steveson’s mentor, fellow Minnesota great and WWE champion, Brock Lesnar, his ascension to superstardom feels about as certain as a post-victory backflip.

“When you’re a kid, you don’t really know how to make it to the WWE, but when I got to the University of Minnesota, I learned how Brock went about things and how to make connections,” Gable told Gopher Sports.

“My relationship with Brock has been awesome. It’s outstanding that a guy like that has noticed me and has gone out of his way to be there for me and guide me in the right direction.”

It was never a matter of if Steveson would go down the professional wrestling route, but when. Which is the same energy I’m bringing to the question of whether we will ever get to see him face off with Lesnar.

Steveson has already made a ton of noise in the professional wrestling space without ever stepping in the ring. From appearing in the crowd at NXT TakeOvers and WrestleMania to waving at Vince McMahon on Twitter (and eventually meeting up with him at SummerSlam 2021 after his Olympic victory), Gable kept his name top of mind among the WWE brass and stars alike.

Then there was the famed picture of the Team USA standout with Roman Reigns and his manager Paul Heyman.

“The picture of me, Paul (Heyman), and Roman Reigns is gonna go down as maybe one of the best wrestling photos in history,” Steveson said. “Just because the path that I’m taking with it and the path that Roman Reigns has set in stone being a champion, that’ll probably never be defeated again. The path that Paul Heyman has done for wrestling. He’s probably the greatest spokesperson. (He’s going to the) Hall of Fame.”

Steveson’s expectations for his future are larger-than-life, but why shouldn’t they be? Thus far he has been a walking, back-flipping testimonial for the benefits of doing it big.



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Larry Walker’s love of SpongeBob immortalized at the Baseball Hall of Fame

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Larry Walker, the former Colorado Rockies and Montreal Expos star, is going into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday. He was one of baseball’s best hitters in that era, and the 54-year-old set the internet ablaze (again) during the induction ceremony thanks to the man who lives in a pineapple under the sea.

When Walker received the call that he was heading to Cooperstown in January 2020, he wore a SpongeBob SquarePants shirt. The shirt also sent a subtle message, as it read, “Ain’t no ordinary sponge.”

During the induction ceremony, Walker reminded everyone that you’re never too old for SpongeBob.

The gray and black suit Walker wore during the event had a small splash of yellow. The three-time batting champion took the stage wearing a SpongeBob lapel pin.

His love for the Nickelodeon character is real and everlasting.

The now-iconic shirt Walker wore during his election call will also be immortalized in Cooperstown.

The shirt is on display in the Hall, right next to Joe West’s umpire mask. Did he know wearing that piece of clothing would end up being a part of baseball history when he wore it? Probably not, but having SpongeBob in Cooperstown brings Walker’s adoration for the cartoon character and his Hall of Fame journey full circle.

Walker, who played in the majors for 17 seasons, was a five-time All-Star and won the NL MVP award in 1997. He finished his career with 383 home runs, 1,311 RBIs and a batting average of .313.



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‘We need to win’: Despite Blake Snell’s great run since the beginning of August, the Padres’ playoff hopes just got slimmer

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For six innings, Blake Snell had Padres fans cheering every first-pitch fastball and standing on their feet for every two-strike wipeout slider. He mowed through an overmatched Angels lineup, 18 up and 18 down, 10 of those via strikeout.

For the second straight start, this was the Snell who won the 2018 American League Cy Young Award with the Rays – not just a pitcher with the best stuff of any left-hander in the majors, but with the command to dominate. He had thrown 66 pitches, 51 for strikes, had not gone to a three-ball count on a single batter and had gone to two balls on just two hitters.

Snell’s consecutive scoreless innings streak sat at 13 after throwing seven hitless innings in his previous start. This Angels lineup – with Shohei Ohtani and Jared Walsh both getting the day off – was rather deplorable, to put it bluntly. Checking the box score at the start of the seventh inning, not a single Angels hitter had a .700 OPS. The cleanup hitter was Jack Mayfield, a hitter with a .195 career average in the majors who the Angels picked up waivers earlier in the season.

So, yes, a perfect game and no-hitter seemed not just possible, but probable, not that you ever want to say that too loudly in the moment. You never know when the baseball gods might be listening.

Snell had turned around a disappointing season in August, mostly by simply ditching his changeup and throwing his slider more often. At the end of July, he was 4-4 with a 5.44 ERA and 1.61 WHIP and had pitched more than five innings just three times in 19 starts, including just one outing of seven innings. He increased his slider percentage from 21% to 31% in August and lowered his changeup percentage to 0.8%. It worked. He went 3-1 with a 1.72 ERA and 0.85 WHIP in the month — including three starts of seven-plus innings.

That was the Snell cruising into the top of the seventh against the Angels.

Thirty-four pitches later, however, the perfect game was gone, then the no-hitter and shutout were gone, and eventually the game was gone as well, ending up in a 4-0 Padres loss. Snell walked David Fletcher on five pitches leading off the seventh. After retiring Luis Rengifo on a bunt attempt and striking out Phil Gosselin, Snell walked Mayfield. Both runners moved up on stolen bases and then Snell left a 1-2 slider to Jo Adell over the middle of the plate and Adell lined a two-run single to center field.

Snell finished the inning, but fell one hit and one out short of becoming the sixth starting pitcher since 1990 with 14 consecutive hitless innings.

It also felt like the Padres’ playoff hopes took a crushing blow, one of those heartbreaking defeats with the bitter aftertaste of a bad fish taco. With Yu Darvish in a mammoth slump due to his back problem and the back of the rotation forced into a slew of bullpen games to cover up for injuries, a rejuvenated Snell had carried the rotation in August. With the Padres fighting for the second wild card — they are now tied with the Reds, with the Phillies two games back and the Cardinals and Mets 3.5 games back — every Snell start suddenly feels like a must-win game.

“Tonight was as sharp, as good as we’ve seen him all year,” said Padres manager Jayce Tingler. “It’s just disappointing to not get any runs on the board. You feel like you threw away a dominant performance from Blake. … Bottom line, when he’s pitching like that, those have to be wins.”

Despite Snell’s great run since the beginning of August, the Padres are just 3-4 in his starts. “We need to win. Each start means a lot,” Snell said.

The Padres’ schedule is about to turn into perhaps the most difficult stretch of games any team will play this season. After one more game against the Angels, they finish with 22 games against the Dodgers (6), Giants (10), Cardinals (3) and Braves (3), with 16 of the 22 on the road, where the Padres are 30-34.

After last season’s exciting playoff trip and then the offseason acquisitions of Snell, Darvish and Joe Musgrove, it began as the most anticipated season in Padres history. Fernando Tatis Jr.’s remarkable comeback from his early shoulder injury to a monster first three months increased the level of hope even more. Now? Those series against the Dodgers back in April that were played with a playoff-like intensity feel like from a different season. The Padres are 24-33 since the beginning of July.

This isn’t to write off the Padres. It’s not like the Reds, Phillies, Cardinals or Mets are inspiring playoff confidence either. Indeed, at the start of play on Tuesday, FanGraphs still gave the Padres the second-highest playoff odds of any of those teams.

Those odds will be a little lower after San Diego’s loss and Cincinnati’s win, but the projection systems like the one at FanGraphs still believe in the Padres’ talent, even in the face of that tough schedule.

I’m a little more skeptical. The offense continues to lack the lineup depth it had last season. With Tatis returning to a more human level of play after hitting 19 home runs and driving in 45 runs in 45 games in May and June, they need somebody else to help pick him up. Adam Frazier was their big trade deadline pickup and he’s hit .225 with no home runs and three RBIs in 34 games with the Padres. Austin Nola’s return from injuries was hopefully going to provide more offense at catcher, but he has one home run in 141 at-bats. Manny Machado’s OPS is down more than 100 points from last season and well under .700 since the beginning of August.

That’s before we even get into the rotation and an overworked bullpen.

Padres fans, for really the first time in franchise history, have learned the burden of expectations make every loss sting a little more. These final 23 games are going to end in cruel agony or the most joyful ride for Padres fans since the 1998 team reached the World Series. Tuesday’s loss is not a good sign for the latter.

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Tony Hawk serves up nostalgia, sings Millencolin’s ‘No Cigar’ from ‘Pro Skater 2’ soundtrack

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Here’s hoping you like your Tuesdays with a hearty dose of nostalgia.

As anyone who came of age in the early 2000s can tell you, “Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater” was more than a video game — it was a way of life.

When the aforementioned interactive masterpiece was released on Sept. 29, 1999, it changed the video game landscape forever. Both it and its sequel (Pro Skater 2) sold over a million copies on the PlayStation in 2000. The gravitational pull of the Hawk games was the only thing strong enough to derail a quest to catch Pokemon and replace it with a desire to do kickflips and don cutoff jeans.

While many strongly associate Goldfinger’s “Superman” with the OG game (track No. 4 on the soundtrack, No. 1 in our hearts) there was another song that perfectly encapsulated our collective early 2000s angst from the Pro Skater 2 soundtrack: “No Cigar” by Millencolin.

Last week, Hawk — who recently lent his own blood to a line of limited edition skateboards (unrelated, but it felt worth mentioning) — appeared in a new cover of the song you used to blast from your CD player.

The skateboarding legend sings lead vocals as he effortlessly skates his way through the music video. The Birdman was joined on guitar by Mikey Hawdon of Fairmounts, as well as Millencolin’s Nikola Sarcevic on bass, pro skater Steve Caballero on a guitar (shaped like a skateboard), and Punk Rock Karaoke and former Goldfinger drummer Darrin Pfeiffer.

The vibe of the video is immaculate as the aesthetic is designed to look like Pro Skater 2. The graphics include an overall score for each of the “players” as well as a special trick bar that slowly loads throughout the video.

Anybody else have a sudden urge to hit up Hot Topic?

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Dressed in Georgia gear: Trevor Lawrence always pays his debts

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Forgive Trevor Lawrence for being confident in his former squad, the Clemson Tigers.

The Jacksonville Jaguars QB, and No. 1 pick in the 2021 NFL draft, was in the house Saturday night in Charlotte, North Carolina, to see No. 3 Clemson face the No. 5 Georgia Bulldogs.

But with a new QB (D.J. Uiagalelei), the Tigers’ offense was dominated by Georgia’s defense. Clemson was held to just 180 total yards and Uiagalelei was sacked seven times in the 10-3 loss.

Apparently Lawrence made a bet with Jaguars teammate and former Georgia receiver Terry Godwin. On Monday, dressed in all kinds of Georgia gear, Lawrence paid off the bet.

Lawrence and Godwin begin their season Sunday against the Houston Texans. Godwin could continue his betting win streak if he can find anyone to bet against Georgia, which faces UAB on Saturday.



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Bama’s decisive victory over Miami was a trending topic in the social world

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College football has been back for a few days but, there’s nothing like a Saturday afternoon showdown.

Alabama and Miami are two of the most storied programs in college football and with two giants facing each other for the first time since the 1993 Sugar Bowl, this matchup was sure to be a treat. However, the opening day shellacking was anything but sweet for the Hurricanes.

There’s no place like home — er, Atlanta — for the Crimson Tide.

Their only loss was in the 2008 SEC Championship Game, so Alabama entered the matchup with a 14-game win streak in Atlanta.

Scoring was not an issue for Cameron Latu, or the rest of his team. The Crimson Tide has now scored 30+ points in 27 straight games, which is the second longest streak in the AP Poll Era.

Bryce Young didn’t waste any time getting comfortable in his new role as starting quarterback.

Bama’s decisive victory over Miami attracted some attention on Twitter from some of the University’s distinguished alumni.



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‘Drake has passed Hov?’ Trae Young and Tom Brady among athletes reacting to ‘Certified Lover Boy’

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At long last, Drake’s new album “Certified Lover Boy” has been released. With Drake’s ever-shifting sports fandom and ubiquitous presence at sporting events, the sports world has been buzzing since the album finally dropped around 1 a.m. ET Friday morning.

The album, originally expected to be released late last year, is Drake’s first full-length album since 2018’s “Scorpion.” NBA stars Kevin Durant and LeBron James were plenty hyped heading into the release.

In August, Drake released an athlete-laden video for the song “Laugh Now Cry Later” which was shot at Nike’s world headquarters and featured cameos from Durant, and NFL stars Odell Beckham Jr. and Marshawn Lynch. It also had Drake recreating LeBron’s iconic draft-night look.

That song is one of 21 tracks on the album which features Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, 21 Savage, Future, Ty Dolla Sign, Young Thug and Kid Cudi.

Actress and Food Network chef Ayesha Curry, the wife of Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry, appears to get a mention in “Race My Mind.” Steph was there to tweet his applause.

Drake used a billboard in his native Toronto to tout Lil Wayne’s appearance on the album. Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady, never one to be left out of something happening on Twitter, used his own “billboard” to say he wasn’t on the album but offered his congratulations.

But it was Atlanta Hawks star Trae Young who took his appreciation for the album and escalated things.

With Jay-Z from New York, perhaps this is Young continuing his trolling of New York fans which began after the Hawks knocked the New York Knicks out of the NBA playoffs. Young quickly clarified.

Finally, Drake got a shout out from his hometown team, the Toronto Raptors, where Drake is a “global ambassador” and even got a ring when the Raptors won the NBA title.



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Tom Brady jokes Mike Vrabel is ‘out of shape’ and has ‘declined to a really sad state’

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TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady continues to let down his guard and show even more of his sense of humor.

In the latest webisode of “In the Current,” a behind-the-scenes look at the Buccaneers produced by the Buccaneers, Brady roasted Tennessee Titans head coach and former New England Patriots teammate Mike Vrabel during joint practices last month.

“Mike’s kind of an a–hole if you get to know him,” Brady said with a straight face. “He went to Ohio State. Obviously I don’t like him.”

The two were teammates in New England for eight seasons and are still close friends.

“There’s a healthy competition between us even though he’s fat and out of shape now. Physically, he’s declined to a really sad state,” Brady said.

Vrabel joked when the teams huddled up, “I know you guys are moving forward, but it’s good to see another defense carry Brady to another Super Bowl.”

It’s clear Brady’s remarks were payback from this tweet Vrabel sent out during those practices, where he referred to himself as Brady’s son Jack’s “favorite former Patriot.”

Brady also had this to say about Vrabel during joint practices: “I think he’s toned down a little bit in his old age, Brady said. “He’s not as rambunctious as he used to be. He was much more chattery as a player. He complained a lot when I didn’t throw him the ball, like a typical diva receiver. He’s mellowed out as a coach a little bit.”



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QB successors for Alabama, Clemson and other College Football Playoff contenders can shape 2021 season

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Departures by Trevor Lawrence, Mac Jones, Justin Fields and other NFL-bound quarterbacks have left massive holes for their old teams.

Those respective exits have fans at prominent schools bracing for new faces to make a name for themselves while following in their predecessors’ footsteps. Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, Texas A&M and Notre Dame are among the College Football Playoff contenders featuring new signal-callers this season.

Before they hit the field, here is a review of where those new names came from and why they have found themselves in the starting role this season.


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Alabama Crimson Tide: Bryce Young

Alabama fans got a glimpse of Young at the spring game, when he threw for 333 yards and one touchdown on 25-of-44 passing. The fans have been waiting to see more than a glimpse ever since the coaches flipped him from USC during his recruitment in the 2020 cycle.

Young was the No. 5 prospect overall and the No. 1 dual-threat quarterback in his class from California. He completed almost 72 percent of his passes his senior season of high school and threw for 4,528 yards with 58 touchdowns and six interceptions. He finished his high school career with 13,250 pass yards, 152 touchdowns and 21 interceptions over four seasons.

He did that at Mater Dei high school, one of the more prestigious high schools in California, and had a few battles in the playoffs with current Clemson quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei. This season, Young will bring a versatility to the Alabama offense as a passer who can make plays with his feet.

He has the arm and the accuracy to move the chains through the air, has been in big-game situations and, if the spring game is any indication of what he’ll do this season, Alabama fans have every right to be excited.

Young reflected on what he’s look forward to ahead of his first start.


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Clemson Tigers: D.J. Uiagalelei

Uiagalelei, who started two games for the Tigers in 2020, enters this season with more experience than Young. The sophomore threw for 781 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions in those two appearances. He became only the seventh true freshman quarterback to start a game for Clemson, who averaged 37 points per game with Uiagalelei under center in a win over Boston College and loss to Notre Dame.

As mentioned above, he and Young had their own battles in high school with each quarterback beating the other on their way to win a state championship. Uiagalelei was the No. 43-ranked prospect in the 2020 class and was the third-highest ranked quarterback in the class behind Young and Hudson Card, who signed with Texas.

He’s a 6-foot-4, 250-pound quarterback with a huge arm that he put on full display in the 2020 season. The experience he gained last year will be invaluable as he enters this season as the starter.

Uiagalelei loses the team’s top three receivers from last season, but tight end Braden Galloway highlights several returning skill position players that includes star receiver Justyn Ross, who was cleared medically to play after he missed all of last season after discovering a congenital fusion in his spine.

Uiagalelei will have enough options to pass to and should be able to take off from where he left in 2020 and help lead Clemson’s offense.


Ohio State Buckeyes: C.J. Stroud

Stroud’s recruiting story doesn’t mirror elite quarterback prospects such as Young and Uiagalelei, who were recruited early on in their high school careers.

The 6-foot-3, 195-pound quarterback out of Rancho Cucamonga, California had a few scholarship offers, but major programs didn’t pay Stroud a lot of attention until he participated in the Elite 11 and won MVP.

He beat out some of the top quarterbacks in the country, including Young, for the honors and gained more attention after the event.

Ohio State was one of the teams that came calling Stroud, who finished the recruiting cycle ranked No. 104, along with a handful of others, including Georgia. Stroud chose the Buckeyes and sat last year behind Justin Fields.

Now, as a redshirt freshman, Stroud is the starter and taking over with little experience.

He beat out fellow redshirt Jack Miller and true freshman Kyle McCord for the job and was named the starter on Aug. 21. Stroud threw for 185 yards and two touchdowns in Ohio State’s spring game and showed off his accuracy. He’ll have star receiver Chris Olave, Garrett Wilson, Jaxon Smith-Njigba and tight end Jeremy Ruckert returning with a handful of other inexperienced receivers as depth.

Compared to Fields last season, Stroud should make for a seamless transition for the offense due to his similarities to the 11th overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft.

The offense won’t need to adapt to Stroud’s skillset and given the production that’s coming back at receiver, he will have enough help around him that he doesn’t need to play perfect or be the hero.


Texas A&M Aggies: Haynes King

This is the year of the 2020 quarterback class, as King was the fourth-best quarterback in the class and a top-50 prospect. There were some outstanding quarterback prospects in that class and quite a few are now rising to the top of their respective depth charts.

King was a 6-foot-2, 185-pound recruit from Longview, Texas and considered a big win on the recruiting trail for Jimbo Fisher’s staff, who sought to secure the future of the quarterback position at Texas A&M. He threw for 7,537 yards, 82 touchdowns and 17 interceptions in three years of high school. King also had 1,392 yards rushing with 20 touchdowns on the ground.

The freshman signal-caller fits perfectly with what Fisher wants at quarterback because is an accurate passer who can run. Fisher said this offseason that King has brought accuracy, decision-making and consistency to practices. King is only a redshirt freshman, so he doesn’t have a lot of experience, but his upside could push the Aggies closer to their goal of making the College Football Playoff.


Notre Dame Fighting Irish: Jack Coan

Coan is the outlier on this list in that he didn’t have a ton of big offers and wasn’t a highly-rated recruit.

The senior quarterback was a three-star in the 2017 class out of West Sayville, New York. He mainly held Big Ten offers from Wisconsin, Indiana, Nebraska, Michigan and a few others but nothing major outside the conference.

Coan signed with Wisconsin, where he started in 2019 and threw for 2,727 yards, 18 touchdowns and five interceptions. He led the Badgers to a 10-4 record, which included a trip to the Big Ten Championship game with a loss to Ohio State and a Rose Bowl berth against Oregon.

Coan suffered an injury to his foot last season and lost his starting job to Graham Mertz. He entered the transfer portal and comes to Notre Dame at a perfect time. The Irish were looking for a bridge between last season’s starter Ian Book, who is now in the NFL, and the young quarterbacks they have on the roster in freshmen Drew Pyne and Tyler Buchner. Coan is similar to Book in the sense that he’s going to be able to manage the game, isn’t flashy and won’t make a ton of mistakes.

He’ll give Notre Dame a shot at success this season and will also provide a much-needed year of experience for the inexperienced quarterbacks on the roster.



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Las Vegas Raiders owner Mark Davis has plans for mountaintop mansion with a familiar design

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Las Vegas Raiders owner Mark Davis plans to build a three-story, 15,000-square-foot mansion in Henderson, Nevada.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported construction crews have already broken ground on the home, which will be on a six-acre plot in Ascaya, a private community in Clark County.

According to Eli Segall of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the house will have a “strikingly similar” design to the team’s practice facility and Allegiant Stadium.

The latter is where the Raiders will host the Baltimore Ravens to kick off the 2021 season.

“They’re a perfect trio. … They all have the same character,” said longtime local architect Bob Fielden, founder of Henderson-based RAFI Architecture and Design.

Davis’ mountaintop mansion lists a valuation of $14 million.

In an interview with Segall, Davis said he has “no idea” when the house will be finished.



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