Mike Spath points out that doing an interview for the official site is a pretty good indicator he'll be back.
Bad real estate deals the cause:
Long, who is continuing to research potential candidates for a long-term solution as head coach - including Smith - said he doesn't believe Smith's personal financial problems will influence his ability to coach.
''I think the people that want to make more out of it than there is here will do that, regardless,'' Long said. ''But I think those will be the minority. This is clearly to me a man who has made a poor financial choice, and I think if we look across our society today, especially in these times, we will see many very good people leading their organizations who have made some poor financial decisions. That's the way I see it.''
Last night BTN was replaying the Georgia - MSU Outback bowl from last year. I had not seen the game, and admitedly, did not watch the whole game last night. However, as I've read MGoBlog for the last few years, I began to watch the game differently, and began to focus on the play of one player, as I've done multiple times in Brian's great Michigan breakdown and grading of Michigan players.
Last night I focused on Gholston, as I had heard that he had an outstanding game, and as a top defenseman we will be going against next year, it seemed relevent. Anyway, here are my observations;
- Georgia seemed to run away from Gholston a lot, either up the middle or towards the opposite sideline
- Ghoslton appears to be a high risk high reward type of guy (ala Jake Ryan in the early part of the 2011)using speed to explode up field, but often losing edge contain for cutbacks
- Non of this may matter as Ace and Brian pointed out that Gholston was kept in check by our next great OT in Lewan
- Non Gholston tidbit, I think Michigan will do much better against the interior. Jerel Wrthy is unstopable when he jumped the snap, and he did that a lot against us last year
Anyway, since it is the offseason, and it appears the BTN will show a lot of footbal now that baseball is over, I was wondering if anyone else now watches games like this after reading MGoBlog for a while. Also, anyone who wants to correct my assessment feel free.
Sparty coordinators and assistant football coaches just got some pretty significant pay raises, especially Narduzzi whose salary more than doubled. It's not really surprising, given the success they've had and how low some of those salaries were compared to their counterparts elsewhere. Narduzzi's new contract also has a buyout clause if he takes another DC job (but not if he gets a HC job).
Did Green fould out at 7:10 and still play the rest of game. Here is the info from the CBS play by play.
First Half: 18:53 Foul on Draymond Green
First Half: 3:33 Foul an Draymond Green. Appears he missed a layup and fouled L Smith and he made 1 of 2.
Second Half: 19:09 Technical Foul on Draymond Green. Also counts as a personal.
Second Half: 10:14 Foul on Draymond Green.
Second Half: 7:10 Foul on Draymond Green.
Thats 5 fouls. I have see two scenarios stated so far. One is that his second foul was not attributed to him (ESPN says it was on Kearney). The second is that the officials did not attribute or count the Technical foul as a personal foul, thus keeping his total at 4.
The announcers said during the telecast that the foul was on Green. Did they make a mistake or was it changed to Kearney later in the game? Either way I don't think MSU should be complaining about the refs.
As you all know, Little Brother must invariably attemtp, and fail, to emulate Michigan at all times. Once again, they've hit the nail right between the eyes. Presenting: The Sparty Facepalmer! (Ed: Changed from Anti-Lloyd Brady at posters' suggestions.)
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