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YouTube user Gamecox68 has put out a few great videos like this. One was posted here back in January of last season's highlights. They also posted a fantastic recap of Harbaugh's hire and what followed.
This video is from the Citrus Bowl on and is mostly media spots, the recruiting cycle, the camps fiasco, spring practice (including at IMG), firing over bows on twitter, Ford Field, the Spring game, and some other random stuff. It was posted last week, so it doesn't include the camps that have already taken place. Great (long! like 2 hours long) recap of the offseason thus far. Watch the other videos as you have time as well, as they're all great.
Harbaugh was at ODU yesterday. Unfortunately I wasnt able to get out to see him but here is some local fluff about the camp.
Quick summary. Kids are traveling 10+ hours to come to these camps. Are more about promoting local colleges and their recruiting efforts than Michigan.
Seems to me these camps are really bad for kids and local colleges. Camps should be abolished. /s.
Interim Baylor President David Garland released a statement to the press today in which he says there will be no release of the full Pepper Hamilton report because the report wasn't a written one; it was delivered orally:
In recent days, various voices have called for the release of the “full report.” Pepper Hamilton’s report was delivered in the form of an oral presentation that fully and comprehensively presented the individual and aggregated findings and the evidence supporting the findings.
How convenient. Garland then refers people to the already released, vague written summary that names no names. This should put interim Head Football Coach Jim Grobe in an interesting position to defend his decision to keep the entire coaching staff intact. He said his decision was based on reading part of the Pepper Hamilton report. If all that is available is what has already been released, there really could be no way to know what involvement other coaches had in covering up sexual abuse. Did he do his own internal review (seems doubtful he could have thoroughly investigated anything on his own in the little time he had)? Did he depend on the Board of Regents to tell him if any of the coaching staff was implicated in the report? Are the members of the Board of Regents now the only ones at Baylor who will ever know the entire contents of the report. Why in the world should anyone believe anything they say at this point?
To make matters worse, President Garland then goes on to say no further details will be released to protect the privacy of the victims that were raped and sexually assaulted by Baylor athletes and students:
We respect survivors’ freedom to choose whether, when and how to share their experiences and will support survivors who choose to share their experiences publicly. The details of these individuals’ experiences will not be discussed publicly by the University.
As Tom Ley of Deadspin put it:
We still don’t know who specifically turned a blind eye to sexual assault allegations, who allowed the football program to run its own improper disciplinary apparatus, or how exactly at least one victim was retaliated against. Without names, dates, and correspondences on the table, all of this has a much better chance at being completely forgotten. That’s exactly what the university wants, because Baylor is full of shit and David Garland is a disingenuous coward.
I couldn't agree more.
Just a silly satire article, but I hadn't seen it posted and it made me smile. While there has been a few, there really needs to be even more calling out of the NCAA/SEC for being utterly ridiculous.
Basis of the article is that the NCAA is banning Jim Harbaugh from the sidelines because the satellite camp ruling didn't go their way.
"The NCAA has not formally cited a reason for banning Harbaugh from the sideline this season, though many assume it’s part of the blind assault on anything he does."
"Many experts believe the NCAA left a potential loophole in its wording of the ban, saying Harbaugh could simply hover above the Michigan sideline or go to other side of the field and stand with the opposing team."
Michigan sent out 62 more offers in the 2016 class than any season I had tracked before. The most had been 195 in 2011, and I counted 257 offers in 2016. If you're interested in looking at where those offers went geographically, here's a breakdown for you: