good luck with that
First ever post so forgive me if it's incorrectly done.
Just received an email from the Ticket Office. Victors Club members are able to purchase up to 4 away game tickets for the UConn game on 9/21. Tickets are 60.00 each with a 10.00 handling charge. All you have to do is login to your account with the ticket office and click the football link and it should show up if you are able to purchase them. I'm not sure if everyone has the option or if it's a case by case scenario. Figured I would pass along the info.
I believe they were his first offer. I'd hardly heard his name since he decommitted. http://purdue.scout.com/
Pipelines. All the big boy schools have them. Michigan has Cass Tech. That one is undisputed. They have taken players from there in 5 of the last 6 classes and multiple players in 2009, 2012 and 2013.
But what makes a pipepline a pipeline? Other than the obvious listed above.
Would Trotwood-Madison be considered one since Michigan has two incoming players from there this year and just graduated 3 in the past two seasons? And what is the history of recruiting pipelines at Michigan? Modern recruiting rankings go back to 2002 so I'm not sure how far back one could dig unless they spend countless hours on the Bentley database.
Also, what breaks a pipeline? Losing Damon Webb from Cass Tech is a huge and alarming loss for Michigan given he is the top player in the 2014 class from Cass. Michigan has taken a couple of good players away from Glenville though, ohio's pipeline with Frank Clark.
Michigan has 3 solid chances for 2015 though to state their dominance at Cass Tech once again with Mikey Weber (offer), Josh Alabi (offer) and Jayru Campbell.
What say you recruitniks?
ESPN is reporting that Bill O'Brien is set to receive a $1 million raise, effective July 1st (LINK).
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Penn State Nittany Lions football coach Bill O'Brien is getting a $1 million pay raise after a successful debut in Happy Valley.
O'Brien's deal when he arrived in January 2012 called for a base salary of $950,000. That's going up to $1.9 million starting July 1, according to contract terms released Thursday by the school.
Counting compensation for radio and television work and a Nike contract, O'Brien's total deal this year would be worth more than $3.2 million.
One thing that confused me though, was this:
The base salary would go back down to $1.1 million in 2014 before a raise to $1.6 million in 2015.
Since his salary will go back down, is this really more of a bonus than a raise?
Regardless of your stance on the whole PSU issue, I think everyone can agree that he's done an admirable job of keeping the ship afloat in Happy Valley. Things are only going to get tougher though in the next few years. I think the raise is well-deserved, and it's apparent that PSU is willing to do whatever it takes to keep him on board. If they can keep him there through the worst of this mess, I think they'll make a quick return to the upper tier of the B1G, which has positive long-term implications for the rest of the conference.
Bob DeMars, who played for USC from 1997-2001, said Orgeron called him a “motherf*****” for leaving practice early once a week to attend a required class
“He M-F’d me all over the place,” says DeMars. “He made me feel like a bad person for going to class.”
Orgeron’s treatment of players was just one example of a larger emphasis on athletics over academics, according to DeMars. Upon arriving at USC, DeMars hoped to major in the university’s distinguished cinema program, but many required classes conflicted with football workouts, so the school wouldn’t allow it. Instead, DeMars opted for a business major, but he was disappointed his own path wasn’t encouraged.
I'm glad we never have to worry about a story like this ever happening at Michigan.