"The face of the operation is Briatore (referred to exclusively in the film by his colleagues and angry, chanting detractors as "Flavio"), an anthropomorphic radish who spends most of his time at QPR plotting to fire all of the managers."
A sad update on this kid. His dorm roommate was arrested for manufacturing and delivering narcotics, possession of narcotics and maintaining a drug house, so I can't imagine his charges are much better. Had some promise coming into UM, but flamed out here and looks like he will likely not be on CMU's team for long.
Please don't make M pay for this on Saturday.
Always wondered what happened to him. Article reminded me that RR tried to use wingless Michigan football helmets as motivational tools during the offseason.
This is a re-post but Brian did us all a favor and put this to bed last March. APR is not an issue barring a disaster on the team. I don't know what happened with Austin White to cause his exit...but APR is not an issue wrt to his leaving. The sky is not falling... http://mgoblog.com/content/apr-raw-and-wriggling
Ann Arbor.com has an interesting article this morning about Michael White, Austin White's dad, and his impending departure from the Principal's office at Ann Arbor Pioneer. Maybe this is old news to those more familiar with the White family, but Austin's dad served in a special ops unit of the Army Rangers from '82 to '86, and then served in the Reserves until '93. He rejoined the Reserves in 2006, and just received his orders to report to Ft. Benning for a 12- to 18-month deployment as a drill sergeant. He'll initially be training infantrymen for combat at Ft. Benning, but he could end up in Iraq or Afghanistan later.
During Austin's recruitment, there were plenty of comments and references to supposed behavioral "issues" that he had, with some commenters here more or less considering him sort of a punk. Given the positive family environment that Austin has grown up in, I'm going to hazard a guess that whatever problems he's had are more due to normal adolescent rebellion than anything truly fundamentally negative, and that as he matures Austin will gradually and fully take on the disciplined and upstanding character of his father and mother.
Anybody see the 2009 Michigan high school football "dream team" on the Freep's site today? Notice anybody missing? Maybe a certain college's stud commitments at QB and RB? That's right, Devin Gardner was left off in favor of SH Stevenson's QB and Austin White ended up behind Chelsea RB (and MSU commit) Nick Hill. What does everybody think? Undeserved snubs or the right calls?