Darnold still has plenty of time as the deadline to declare for the NFL Draft is not until Jan. 15.
I got to, he said. How? You just jump in. When? That’s going to be at my convenience and hopefully I can get a lot of people to come out. It’d be something that we’re going to make special.
I don’t like it. Don’t like to do it for the reason why I’m having to do it, but I have to make do on my word. I just think that’s what you do.
It’s unclear when Jackson’s convenience will be. He could wait until right before the start of the preseason, when the waters of Erie are far warmer. As of Wednesday evening, the temperature in Cleveland was 13 degrees with snow �� not ideal for hanging out in the lake.
This was a thorough investigation that lasted over 10 weeks and included multiple members of my current and former staff. Notably, the complainant refused to cooperate with the investigation. It was comforting to be reassured of what I already knew, the claims were baseless and false.
The former employee on Thursday filed a $7.5 million notice of claim with the state’s attorney general’s office alleging Rodriguez ran a hostile workplace, according to the Arizona Daily Star. A notice of claim is a legal document that signals a lawsuit will be filed.
He added that he plans to consult his family, coaches and former players who have been in the same position.
USC coach Clay Helton has served as a mentor for Darnold throughout this process, and reminded the media that his star quarterback has all the time in the world.
The majority of what I’ve done is just to provide correct information �� where he could be drafted. What could happen if you come back? What’s left out there? And just be a shoulder to lean on, Helton said.
Regardless of what Darnold decides when it comes to the NFL Draft, he has certainly left an impact on USC in his short time with the team.
In 2016, he delivered an impressive 31 touchdowns with only nine interceptions and led USC to a thrilling Rose Bowl win against Penn State. He finished 2017 with 26 touchdowns and 13 interceptions as a redshirt sophomore.