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  1. Given his size, that should get him a job in the NFL next year. Third or fourth round pick, I’d guess. Good luck Cody. You’re better than many give you credit for.

  2. CL is going to be a fantastic NFL player. I’m predicting that the Steelers will take him in Round 3.

  3. I think he just move up a couple rounds. He posted the highest bench press of all receivers at the combine this year. The knock on him was his inability to stretch the field…guess that’s put to bed. Let’s recap, 6′ 3″ 215, excellent hands, physical blocker and a 4.38 40. I’d say he checked all the boxes. Great job young man. Go Hoosiers!

  4. Yes in deed. Cody’s recent performance, assuming he sustains them in the individual NFL Team workouts, may allow him to get drafted in the second round. The combination of speed and the strength is most impressive. My guess is that he’ll go to the New York Giants. He’s a high quality young man and a very good receiver.

  5. I now wonder with the good(better than expected)#’s put up by the IU players at their Pro Day if there will be someone take a run at hiring Mark Hill away from Wilson?

  6. HC, that is a legitimate concern, especially given IU’s relatively low coaching compensation. As we’ve seen over the last two years. Wilson’s staff is vulnerable to being poached for more money. Glass needs to do something to reduce the risk (it can never be totally eliminated). But the upside is that Cody’s and the other Hoosiers’ success in the draft will help Wilson recruit better players.

  7. PO, and everybody else: Not too sure how much anybody should worry about how much asst. football coaches are going to be paid in the next few years, but my prediction is “a lot less.” In case you haven’t heard, Kain Colter has let the (Wild)cat out of the bag- and only an act of Congress will be able to stuff it back in. The NLRB Decision and Order can be had from:

    http://www.nlrb.gov/news-outreach/news-story/nlrb-director-region-13-issues-decision-northwestern-university-athletes

    The NLRB has ordered an “immediate” election by employees (walk-ons can’t vote) on whether they wish to be represented as a bargaining unit by the College Athlete Players Assoc. and ordered that Northwestern turn over a list of eligible voters to the NLRB no later than April 2. Any bets on how that vote is going to turn out?

    NU has until April 2 to turn over a list of eligible voters to the NLRB. NU may file a request for review of the Decision but the Executive Secretary of the NLRB in Wash. DC no later than April 9. Of course NU will also seek that the election be stayed, but that move will probably flop. I also predict that the Decision will be sustained by the NLRB in Washington.

    NU’s next move will be to seek administrative review in the 7th Circuit Court of (federal) Appeals, and if it loses there (and it will) then up to the Supreme Court it goes. I think Congress will intervene by statute before it gets to the Supremes, however, and that by statute regulating interstate commerce it will make wide ranging reforms, including those that will end the NCAA as the de-facto regulator of college sports.

    One greatly overlooked aspect of this (and one that almost certainly guarantees congressional action) is that this case affects only private employers such as NU (Notre Dame, Vanderbilt, Duke, USC, Stanford, etc.) Hoosiers, Badgers, Illini, Rainbow Warriors and others will have to make their cases as public employees to state labor boards. So Wolverines could end up as unionized employees and Longhorns might end up as “student-athletes.”

    There is also a huge implication for free-speech rights. Private employers are not subject to the First Amendment- so Notre Dame can discipline a player who tweets “The pope is a sap,” but public universities will be much more prescribed in dealing with players who spout off.

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