Further Review: A look inside the Bison and Dragon football teams(WDAY Sports) - Tonight on Further Review, a look inside the headlines from the Bison and Dragon football teams.
By: Steve Hallstrom, WDAY
You can not really judge a recruiting class for at least 3 years, but I've been following NDSU football for more than a decade now and I have not seen a class that looks this good on paper, with the exception of maybe last year's class.
The Bison now have more than 20 new additions; either verbal commitment or junior college signings and they have landed more guys with 1-AA offers and even high major offers than in any recent year. Now these kids still have to be coached and developed and as we saw this past season, that is not a given at every position, but it appears that in terms of raw material, NDSU has broken new ground. Even after going 3-8 last season.
Thank goodness for everyone involved that the Dragons can now finally move on. The head coach remains for at least another year and I think Damon Tomeo can move on, too.
I wasn't sure how he'd come out of this. The potential dagger for him was not that he was removed from his job in October. It was that he was removed under a cloud of suspicion.
We were told that there was an incident that led to a complaint and we all wondered in trouble with the law; some sort of harassment on campus? But today if you read the school's statement, you realize that it was just their way of figuring out what to do with him.
So while I think the verb age was unfortunate and a little bit unfair, I give credit to MSU Moorhead for dissipating that cloud of suspicion today and giving Tomeo a fighting chance when he goes into the interviews of tomorrow.