The Weekender: Timmy Chang Comes Home, Michigan Reaches a Settlement, and Georgia Has Quarterback Drama (Again)


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After June Jones made it clear that he wasn't going to be the head coach of the Rainbow Warriors, a Hawai'i legend stepped in to fill that void.

The legend comes home! #BRADDAHHOOD @Coach_TChang pic.twitter.com/2GR9snSUn3

— Hawaii Football (@HawaiiFootball) January 23, 2022

The truth is that coaching at Hawai'i is much more difficult than you might think, for about a thousand different reasons, but Timmy Chang should bring some of the ol' fun-and-gun (or, more accurately, the run-and-shoot) back to the Aloha State.

“The staff will be in place.” Chang said. “The run and shoot will be a part of who we are and it’s always been a part of who I was.”

Good luck to him and hopefully he bring some of that magic back.

Michigan Settles

The University of Michigan has agreed to a $490 million settlement with more than 1,000 people who say they were sexually assaulted by Dr. Robert Anderson during his nearly four-decade career at the school, the university and those involved in the settlement announced Wednesday.

The university said 1,050 people will share in the settlement, which was reached through mediation.

A justified amount of money for an outrageous crime that went unpunished and uninvestigated for far, far too long. Hopefully this serves notice to all universities (Ohio State included) that they have a legal and moral responsibility to stop these actions dead in their tracks.

Drama in Athens

Well, maybe not that much drama, as the matter seems to be mostly settled at this point:

Georgia quarterback JT Daniels has entered the transfer portal as a graduate transfer following a two-year stint in Athens, according to 247Sports' Chris Hummer. Daniels will be classified as a redshirt senior at his next stop, but he has two years of eligibility remaining thanks to the NCAA's blanket waiver offered to athletes in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

This is in part because the Bulldogs have a national championship-winning quarterback in no hurry to mosey off into the sunset, and rather than creating an extremely annoying year-long QB controversy that plays itself out over the course of many regular season games and ultimately harms their chances to repeat. Not that Ohio State fans would know.

Georgia QB Stetson Bennett announces on Instagram hes returning to Athens @WJCLNews pic.twitter.com/HnrfEsazyB

— Amy Zimmer (@AmyZimmerWJCL) January 19, 2022

The real drama here will be if the level of quarterback play in 2022 isn't quite up to the liking of Bulldog fans. Stetson seems pretty excited about it, though!

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