SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey is from New York.
He graduated from the State University of New York College @ Cortland
His masters degree in Education is from Syracuse University.
He was the Director of Intramural Sports at Utica College (NY).
He originally moved to the south to become Director of Compliance at Northwestern State University. He also coached the Golf Team there (two years).
He was commissioner of the Southland Conference before joining the SEC in 2002.
He likes to run marathons.
He is currently the chairman of the NCAA's Division I Committee on Infractions.
Sankey bolted onto the MGOBLOG in a jetstream fashion for his anti-opinions of the IMG Camp (and future camps like it for a variety of developing reasons). His background (above) might be helpful to those of you who did not know him last week at this time.
According the CBSSports.com, "Sankey does not want to dive into a war of words with Michigan's coach."
"I'm not going to reduce what is an important convesation to some childhood use of Twitter,"
he said. "This is an important issue".
Over the next few days, all of us will struggle to boil this latest debacle down to the essential questions. Mine comes down to this: is the talent being coached? Is it reaching its potential? If our squads match everyone in the B1G's for talent, why aren't we winning?
It is easy to say, in the wake of such losses--humiliation piling on humiliation--that it is not the coach's fault if the players do not perform. I would beg to differ. At some point, in deciding whether to cut our losses with Hoke, we have to ask: if our recruiting is strong is that translating to success on the field?
AT SOME POINT YOU HAVE TO LAY THE BLAME FOR POOR PERFORMANCE ON COACHING, stop blaming the kids.
Hoke isn't going anywhere at the moment. But this is a low-water mark, another in a lengthening list of them. And our record has worsened over three seasons as we moved from RichRod's much-maligned players to Hoke's.
If Hoke is an inspiring figure, a leader, we are either going to see it over the rest of the season. THE TIME IS NOT NEXT YEAR BUT NOW. I don't see how, by any rational calculus, he has more time than that.
A new word has been proposed to be added to Webster's Dictionary- TRESSELED (verb)- when one misleads and is dishonest with his employer and regulatory body that results in dismissal from employment and brings ethical shame.
The Freep (no link for obvious reasons) is reporting that WDFN will be re-instituting local personalities on their airwaves. No Stoney and Wojo however--the afternoon drive time slot will be filled by DREW SHARP and Matt Shepard. Mornings are Sean Baligian and Tom Kowalski. The also replaced Rome at noon is with Colin fucking Cowherd. They begin Tuesday.
Jon Gruden has been great tonight. Very entertaining to listen to and a major upgrade from Tony K.
In light of the weekend hockey events, I have decided to chime in and beat a dead horse. With a different perspective of course.
Because this is a "diary" I will take you back to 1992. It is a warm atumn evening and the lawn needs to be mowed. I am 13 years old and hate that lawn. In fact at this point, I hate life. Parents are dumb, and people are annoying in general. As I mow back and forth about 12 times, it is then time to dump the bag.(yes, I knew at level 3 it took 12 swipes to fill that @#$%&*! bag)
As I go to the dump pile, which seemed about 8 miles away, I see something come from nowhere out of the corner of my eye. The bag of grass goes flying with the clippings all over the freshly mowed grass. I was busy minding my business doing my stupid chores; the right way and some DOUCHE messes with me. It is on! I proceed to chase this freak around the yard and run his ass into a corner on the deck. His only option is to grab the 3 wood that is resting in the corner. Next thing I know I am staring up at the gray skies. That MF'er knocked me cold with the 3 wood.(he threw it and it connected...he knew he could not get in close enough to swing it at me) Who would do such a thing?
You guessed it, that MF'er was my LITTLE brother. Par for the course. I wondered why the events at Yost on Saturday felt so familiar after watching the replays.....