in re: is GRIII on a tear
It seems a big part of Kain Colter's argument at the first day of the hearing was about how big of a time commitment football is.
From what he says, it's not entirely clear what he himself thinks unionizing will accomplish. One of Colter's biggest complaints was that the time commitment for football made it impossible to pursuie his desired academic track. But that's not something that's going to change even if the players do get bargaining rights - it's not as if they'll be asking for fewer practice hours. All NCAA athletes have to devote a huge amount of time to their sport and inevitably run into the dilemma of conflicting priorities. Even if football is the greatest time commitment out of all of them, where do you draw the line as to which athletes are "employees" and which are not? What's the difference between a Northwestern football player devoting 50 hours/week and a Northwestern women's basketball player devoting 40 hours/week, other than that football has a bigger audience and brings in more money?
Michigan has offered a pair of 2015 recruits today.
Name: Tyron Johnson
Position: Wide Receiver
Ht/Wt: 6'2" / 183 lbs.
Location: Warren Easton Senior High School – New Orleans, LA
Offers: Clemson, Florida, LSU, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, San Diego State, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Tulane, Utah
Rating: ★★★★ .9807 (247 Composite)
Ranking: #42 NAT/ #4 WR (247 Composite)
Name: Garrett Taylor
Ht/Wt: 6'1" / 188 lbs.
Location: St. Christopher's School – Richmond, VA
Offers: Boston College, Clemson, Duke, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Miami, Michigan, Michigan State, Ole Miss, Nebraska, North Carolina, NC State, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Penn State, South Carolina, South Florida, Stanford, Syracuse, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, West Virginia, Wisconsin
Rating: ★★★★ .9566 (247 Composite)
Ranking: #90 NAT/ #9 CB (247 Composite)
I was able to talk with Taylor tonight and hope to speak with Johnson tomorrow, in which case I will post a more complete article about either just Taylor or both prospects.
I was watching Moe Ways senior highlights and I like what I see. Size, speed, hands, balance. He high points and has an extra gear. Thers few clips of blocking, but whats there looks competent. The question I have is; he always gets free release behind the D. Has anyone seen him deal with an MSU style jam? He's got the size to beat a corner, but does anyone know if he can/does?
OU Football players penalized for eating too much at a graduation banquet.
To have their eligibility reinstated, the three had to donate $3.83 each (the cost of the pasta servings) to charities of their choice.
I thought the NCAA was supposed to be "re-writing the rulebook" and eliminating stupid rules like this and 'Bagels, but no cream cheese'. Guess not...
I hope we get this young man back. I love his fire in this video.
Edit: Video embed is below. Link delted.
Days until The Team begins Spring camp.