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Chase Young fiasco highlights absurdity of NCAA’s outdated model

The nation’s No. 1 team (per the College Football Playoff selection committee) will be without it’s No. 1 player (per NFL scouts) on Saturday, a self-inflicted wound to college football that could morph into something even bigger.

Chase Young, Ohio State’s dominant defensive end, is being held out of the Buckeyes’ game against Maryland as the school investigates a “possible NCAA issue from 2018.” That issue, sources told Yahoo Sports, involves an agent.

Young is the possible No. 1 pick in the 2020 NFL draft. He’s almost universally hailed by pro scouts as college football’s best player.