Before Kevin Wilson’s time as the head coach at Indiana, his reputation was built on two major achievements.
The first was coordinating a spread offense at Northwestern that ran over Michigan’s defense and caught the attention of coaches and media everywhere. The next was coaching the legendary 2008 Oklahoma offense that changed the way everyone saw tempo.
The biggest question mark of them all with this decision is: What will the players do? There’s an ever-growing list of NHL players who have spoken out in support of professionals attending the Olympics. They include: Alex Ovechkin, Jonathan Toews, and Connor McDavid, just to name a few.
Now that the Olympics ship has sailed officially for the NHL, that puts players and owners in a rough spot. Capitals owner Ted Leonsis said he supports Ovechkin’s decision to go play for Team Russia. Players like Erik Karlsson will have a rougher time, however, as Senators’ owner Eugene Melnyk would only have allowed the Ottawa defenseman to go if he was playing for Team Canada.
Just after the news broke, the NHL sent out a memo that teams are not allowed to comment on individual player-by-player cases and that the league will “deal with it.” Reportedly, the NHL will block owners from giving permission to individual players.
A declining quarterback like Schaub facing an elevated pressure level is never a good recipe, and Keenum has likewise struggled in completing a mere 41 percent of his throws under pressure.