Jarrett Stidham was asked about how Texas A&M recruited him after he left Baylor. Stidham explained that the Aggies coaches weren’t too big on bringing Stidham in and that ‘everything happens for a reason.’
The Auburn Tigers’ game against Arkansas will pit Gus Malzahn and Chad Morris against each other. The two have been friends going back to their time as high school coaches, and both discussed the relationship.
Four months ago, the Auburn Tigers suffered a big hit when receiver Will Hastings tore his ACL during spring practice. On Thursday, coach Gus Malzahn said Hastings’ rehab is ‘off to a very good start.’
The Vikings will hold the first full practice for a training camp in Eagan next Saturday. That date, July 28, is also the 20th anniversary of the NFL's approval of the sale of the Vikings to Red McCombs for the kingly sum of $250 million.
Sean Rodriguez homered and drove in four runs, Starling Marte hit a grand slam and the Pittsburgh Pirates extended their winning streak to a season-high seven games with a 12-1 rout of the Cincinnati Reds after a long rain delay.
Yoenis Cespedes homered in his return from the disabled list, Noah Syndergaard won his second straight start since coming back from an injury but left after a drop in velocity, and the New York Mets beat the Yankees 7-5 in a Subway Series opener.