“In the event you draft a younger man that leaves early and now you are not a playoff group [in the NFL], that younger man [is] going to say, ‘I am not going to play.’ Similar scenario. Proper, improper or detached,” Shannon stated (per ESPN).
He even used the “T” phrase, robust language relating to an athlete’s satisfaction:
“If a group is 6-9, no likelihood of them making the playoffs, are they going to play or are they going to tank it?” Shannon stated. “Particularly for those who’re on the final yr of your contract, choice yr.”
Shannon’s Knights are scheduled to face No. 11 LSU within the Fiesta Bowl on New 12 months’s Day. UCF, ranked eighth, is using a 25-game profitable streak.
LSU will likely be with out cornerback Grasping Williams and defensive sort out Ed Alexander. The chance of damage and preparation for the NFL Draft are the main causes cited by gamers skipping bowl video games. Williams is a projected top-five draft decide.