there would have to be some to wash away
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Nothing Earth-shattering here, and I know the Post is considered somewhat of a rag, but it's circulation is undeniably massive. Highlights:
At best, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer has a public perception problem. At worst, he’s another in a long line of win-at-all-cost coaches.
As was the case at Florida, Meyer refers to his Ohio State players as his children. He says he has a responsibility to “educate, correct, discipline, and push them in the right direction as hard as you possibly can.’’ “To have a couple of knuckleheads make some decisions that reflect the entire program, that’s not — I guess it’s part of the deal,’’ Meyer said. “It’s something that bothers me, bothers our staff and we work very hard to avoid with our players.’’
Obviously, this next chapter in Meyer's tome has yet to be written. This will be a fun ride indeed, especially if he turns into the second-coming of Coop. (And by that I mean losing to Michigan with regularity.)
Pretty interesting article on one Georgia HS that is doing things the right way.
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.
I'm having an arguement with some of my friends who are nd fans, they claim Michigan and Rodrgiguez runs too loose a program. Now obviously i know they're full of it, but I could use some instances of Notre Dame players getting in trouble if anyone can think of any. Between Stonum's supsension and Boren leaving, they claim Rodriguez runs a loose program.
Jimmy T must be proud of his players. Between Santonio Holmes and Clarett and now Boone, he has a regular thug factory going on down south. Authority figures must not be looked upon too highly down there.
Apparently, Alex Boone (a tackle for tofu) became drunk, disorderly, and then was tasered by the cops. His BAC was 3x the legal limit!
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I couldn't imagine the amount bashing that would go on if this was a Michigan Man (I can hear Drew Sharp now). My guess would be that if a Michigan player pulled a stunt like this Barwis would get three rounds with the player in the octagon.
The game Saturday was fun to watch. A.) It was a win B.) They played 4 quarters C.) They were very disciplined overall.
When RR was hired I kind of looked at him like he was a little slippery and more of a flashy guy than a General type guy. (if you know what I am saying) I wanted Les as I thought he was a perfect "Michigan" coach. I was not upset with the RR hire but very skeptical. Then all the junk came out through the spring, the season started with....um.....437 turnovers through the first 3 games. (give or take 3 or 4, I did not look up the stats) Butler throws a haymaker...etc etc. I really was still on the RR train but thinking way back in my mind that this could de-rail FAST. I never thought that we would sink to MSU depths, but thought that this was truly a culture change for the UM program.
Amidst all of that junk the first few weeks, I did notice a couple things. I noticed that the ball carrier for UM ALWAYS handed the ball to the officials. I noticed that when the opposing D jumped offsides, our O-line stood still to show that they were not in the wrong. I noticed all the downfield blocking. I noticed the hustle on and off the field. Things that were good, but did not immediately translate into wins.
When I realized what was going on with those little things, I told myself right then and there that we would be okay. We would rise again and we would do it quicker than most think. These are the little things of the foundation of success. Some of you probably have noticed these things too. Watch Brian's latest entry with the hilights from the Historian guy. You will see what I mean. It is very clear on a couple plays for sure.
RR has this team coming around. He is more of a General than I gave him credit for. I AM NOT CLAIMING VICTORY OVER ALL yet, but good things are happening. Good things that you will never read about in the "real" media.