For a little alone time with Saban, recruits will head to the coach's office. In there, the swag is measured in karats."The first thing that really caught my eyes were a lot of diamonds, just shining in my face," Wright said. "First thing [Saban] said, 'Oh yeah, we love jewelry here.' All you could see was a lot of diamonds."
Michigan's all-time bowl record is 21-23.
All 23 of Michigan's losses have occurred since Jan. 1, 1970; the only other program in the country with as many bowl losses in that time span is Ohio State, which also has 23 losses. I would never have guessed that the only pre-expansion Big Ten program with a winning bowl record is Purdue.
FSU bowl record: 27-16-2 (25-11-1 in the Bowden/Fisher era)
OSU 23-24 (includes their vacated Sugar Bowl win in 2011)
Total BIG: 183-197-4
Mississippi St 12-8
Ole Miss 24-13
South Carolina 8-13
T A&M 17-21
Total SEC: 264-230-13
Bowl records of other bluebloods or notables
Miami FL 19-18
If Michigan beats FSU tonight, Jim Harbaugh will have achieved a first—he will be the only coach in Michigan's history to win his first two bowl games.
Georgia passed "Kirby's Law," which allows its public universities' athletic departments to wait up to 90 days to respond to requests for information. Not only the info itself, but just the RESPONSE which should really take less than a week (e.g., "we got it, we'll get back to you").
Governor's spokesman said this: “it simply levels the playing field with other states that also have strong athletic programs like Georgia.”
Lieutenant governor said, “I hope it brings us a national championship.”
The implication is that winning teams hide their shit, and now Georgia teams can too. At a certain point, shit becomes more important than sports. They could at least do us the courtesy of PRETENDING it was about something else.
(HT to Steve Lorenz: http://michigan.247sports.com/Board/59424/Contents/UGA-passes-Kirbys-Law--44770022)
Edit: I hope this doesn't violate the no politics rule since it's about sports (see: governor's statement)
Something minor (swapping some teams in the divisions), something major (another addition B1Gdybunch), or nothing at all (twitter trolling)?
It seems to have been a ranging conversation, and he gave a lot of good quotes on the spring trip and recruiting...
On SEC and ACC outrage:
“I thought it was fake outrage. I thought it wasn’t really real,” Harbaugh told Mike & Mike when asked his reaction to their reaction. “The moral high ground of the sanctity of spring break, that’s what people chose to use as their moral stance? I thought it was fake. I thought it was fake outrage.”
On why athletes have a sense of entitlement:
“My thoughts on recruiting, as the coach or when I was a player, you want to connect with the people you’re gonna be coached by or coaching the next four years. Not only that, but the entire family. This goes back to Bo Schembechler when I was recruited. Bo would come into your home, he’d take off his shoes, he’d sit on the couch, he wanted to know mom, he wanted to know dad, he wanted to know the grandparents, play with younger sister and you felt like coach knew you, wanted to know you. To me, that part is vitally important being able to go somebody else’s hometown, to be able to go to their school, to their house and begin the process of a long and trusted friendship is vital to a ball team. That hasn’t changed, that’s the relationship building trust is a foundation of any relationship, I believe, a marriage or a ball team.”
Dr. Billi Gordon in Psychology Today blog
He may be a homer (Michigan grad) but this is priceless:
Harbaugh’s actions come from the Prefrontal cortex (thinking part of the brain), and sadly, the SEC’s response is subcortical and comes from the old mammal brain, which is easily sustained with brief neurochemical rewards like winning a football game, without thinking or truly caring about the athletes involved, and the big picture - preparing an individual to thrive in society.
Harbaugh = Thinking brain
SEC = Old mammal brains