Unfortunately, the Musketeers solving the riddle of how to topple Big East king Villanova won’t be a part of that history.
The third-ranked Wildcats defeated No. 4 Xavier decisively, 95-79, Saturday afternoon in Cincinnati. The win was Villanova’s 10th in 11 tries against the Musketeers since the teams became conference brethren in 2013-14. Of those 10 wins, nine have been by double digits.
Fox, meanwhile, wants Manning to be its first interview for the analyst role on the Thursday Night Football package it just acquired. Fox execs may have a chance to start a dialogue with Manning this weekend, as he’s slated to drive the pace car at the Daytona 500, which Fox is broadcasting.
One advantage Fox has in the competition for his services is that Manning would get weekends off with a TNF role. Preparation for MNF games begins on the weekend, per the report. On the other hand, Monday nights have traditionally featured higher-quality games than Thursdays.
In Dan Kadar’s latest mock draft, he has Baker Mayfield going No. 1, and Darnold going No. 2 to the Giants.
Darnold didn’t impress to finish his college career after a bad Cotton Bowl performance against Ohio State. The Buckeyes beat USC 24-7, where Darnold completed 26 of his 45 passes for 356 yards and an interception in the game. While he does have a great arm, he made some questionable throws and looked shaken from the Buckeyes’ vicious pass rush.
Nevertheless, with a base salary of just $705,000 for 2018, Bryant is bound to attract some suitors on the trade market.
After having three receivers taken in the top 10 last year, we’ve got just one this year, and two in the entire first round in McShay’s mock.
McShay has the Bears drafting Calvin Ridley to fill a desperate need at receiver. Kendall Wright was the team’s leading receiver last year with 614 yards, with Josh Bellamy coming in second with 376 yards.