The Daily Outkick: Thursday, December 12, 2019

Lane Kiffin And Ole Miss Are A Match Made In College Football Heaven (The Ringer) Kiffin was long known as coaching’s poster boy for failing up. In recent years, he’s found legitimate on-field success. What should fans expect now that the Lane Train has returned to the SEC?

Elizabeth Warren’s Wealth Tax Would Raise $1 Trillion Less Than She Estimates, Wharton Study Shows (CNBC) The Warren campaign fired back and defended the wealth tax in an email to CNBC, arguing that the Wharton study makes “unsupportable” assumptions.

The Yankee Death Star Is Back (New York Times) A record-smashing contract for Gerrit Cole will excite many fans, and enrage others.

Harvey Weinstein Reaches Tentative $25 Million Settlement With Accusers (Washington Post) While the agreement would bring one aspect of the ongoing saga to a possible close, Weinstein still faces criminal sex-crime charges in Manhattan that could result in a sentence of life in prison.

Kirk Cousins Is Putting Together An Under-The-Radar Elite Season (538) Cousins is ranked in the top five of almost every major passing rate metric.

Rep. Louie Gohmert Names The Alleged Whistleblower During House Judiciary Impeachment Debate (Mediaite) It is the first time this person’s name has been mentioned during the House hearings on impeachment.

Sources: MLB's Sign-Stealing Investigation Of Astros Expands To 2018 Season (SI) Investigators are reviewing tens of thousands of emails and telephone records of Astros personnel as the probe's focus widens to an "institutional control" issue.

Twitter Aims To Build An Open Standard For Social Networks (Axios) It's a bold move that could broaden the reach of Twitter's network, but it could also open the door for direct competitors. Plus, similar efforts in the past have struggled to take off.

MLB Study Finds Lower Seam Height On Baseballs, Player Behavior Behind Power Surge (Wall Street Journal) Report dismisses theory that manufacturer Rawlings intentionally ‘juiced’ baseballs to generate offense.

How Robots Are Transforming Amazon Warehouse Jobs — For Better And Worse (Recode) Amazon is leading a robotics race that will have a seismic impact on the warehouse industry, which employs more than 1.1 million Americans today.

Good Heisman Sign? Joe Burrow Takes Home Postseason Award (Saturday Down South) Burrow won the Golden Arm Award, given annually to the nation’s best senior quarterback.

Netflix’s Co-Founder Reveals One Essential Skill Entrepreneurs Must Build To Motivate Teams (Forbes) In September of 2000, Netflix was on track to do $5 million in revenue while Blockbuster was making $6 billion a year from its 9,000 stores. Blockbuster was Goliath to Netflix’s David. And we know what happened to Goliath.