LOS ANGELES — Sonny Dykes doesn’t see an issue with the evolving nature of faculty soccer, the function Title, Picture and Likeness (NIL) and the switch portal now play within the sport. The problem, no less than from the TCU coach’s viewpoint, is that it took too lengthy for the NCAA to adapt.
“As an alternative of adjusting and caring for student-athletes and their welfare like we must always have, we principally uncared for that to the purpose the place the courts needed to get entangled,” he mentioned on Saturday on the L.A. Conference Middle. “I’m within the minority to view it that approach, however that’s a tragedy that needed to occur that approach and rapidly, when the courts get entangled you have got chaos as a result of they’re deciding on issues that clearly they don’t learn about from a day-to-day perspective.”
However Dykes believes that these adjustments wanted to occur, for the straightforward proven fact that athletes wanted extra rights. So although NIL and the switch portal could also be seen by some as uncontrolled, they needed to occur. TCU, particularly, benefitted from transfers — touchdown cornerback Josh Newton from Louisiana-Monroe, linebacker Johnny Hodges from Navy and tight finish Jared Wiley from Texas, amongst others.
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“That’s all the time been our factor is the sport is altering day by day, and it’s my job to adapt and never solely sustain, however attempt to be in entrance of these adjustments and to attempt to use each alternative to make our crew higher and our program higher,” he mentioned. “And, so, all these issues I actually actually see as positives. I feel it’s all about participant empowerment. I’m a giant believer in that. It’s one thing, to me, [that] ought to have occurred 30 years in the past.”
TCU working again Kendre Miller is optimistic he’ll be capable of play on Monday evening. How a lot and the way efficient he will probably be is the query. The crew’s main rusher, with 1,399 yards and 17 touchdowns, suffered a sprained MCL in his proper knee within the Fiesta Bowl upset of Michigan.
“Oh, I’m going [to play],” he mentioned.
Later, Miller mentioned his knee felt 50 %. He awakened sore on Friday after working towards on Thursday, however felt higher on Saturday.
“I feel to me within the subsequent 24 hours is when clearly we’ll must make a dedication, have a fairly good thought on what he’s going to have the ability to do going into the sport Monday,” Dykes mentioned. “We’re nonetheless optimistic that he’s going to have the ability to play.”
Georgia coach Kirby Good didn’t reveal a lot on his three injured gamers, tight finish Darnell Washington, proper sort out Warren McClendon and linebacker Chaz Chambliss, apart from to say he’s hopeful they’ll be capable of play.