Per various outlets, Michigan basketball assistant Jeff Meyer is in the mix for the Liberty University head coach position. He was the head man at LU for 16 years before being fired in 1997. It's probably worth noting that LU is a private Christian school and would probably be looking for an experienced coach who is also an Evangelical Christian (which Meyer is).
This would be a huge loss for Michigan. Aside from his coaching prowess, Meyer is the probably the best recruiter on Beilein's staff. He was the lead man on many of UM's highly rated recruits, including top 5 player Mitch McGary.
As a preemptive reminder - there is a no politics/religion rule.
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Before reading this, I suggest you read Brian's evisceration (from earlier this weekd) of the claims that college bball is having some sort of scoring crisis. That being said, Grantland attempted to stoke the phatom fires today with this article:
To his credit, Phillips mentions the real issue with college bball--the endless timeouts--but only in briefly and only after jumping on the Seth Davis scoring crisis train.
This article does raise one interesting hypothetical question. Can the NCAA make rule changes for the sake of increasing the entertainment value of the game without compromising their position that NCAA isn't really about entertainment but instead about creating student athletes? Are the two mutually exclusive?
Open thread for the day, or at least the early games.
Title says it all. Both players — B.J. Johnson and Ron Patterson — would have to sit out a year.
This is especially relevant because Patterson is a former Indiana commit and is presumably looking to return to Big Ten country.
Patterson's AAU coach, Chris Hawkins, said the Indianapolis native would possibly look to move to a school closer to home.Patterson originally signed with Indiana out of high school, but decided to do a post-grad year at Brewster Academy (N.H.) before heading to Syracuse.