So tradition rich PSU has made a coaching hire. From appearances it looks like this is way down the list of choices because of the scandal. PSU officials knowing the climate appear to have done nothing to avoid the same pitfalls Michigan went thru with their outside the family hire.
Ex- linebacker Brandon Short sent out a note saying he was unhappy they went outside the family, the coach is walking into a hornets nest and he has no idea what tradition he needs to uphold 15 minutes after the rumor broke on ESPN.
They go to talking head and famous alum Todd Blacklege who went with a pretty bland this is weird and I hope he does well no comment that basically came across as WTF?!!?
If you were the AD knowing you were in a bad situatiion wouldn't you gather your famous alums and get them behind the hire ASAP? You have PSU guys like Millen and Blacklege to send your message and gather some enthusiasm. They appear to have learned nothing from Michigan. I know the circumstances around the hire are different but the handling of the hire looks to be the same.
They do not appear to have learned their lesson, unless they did and the lesson is if we bitch and complain enough we'll get our way in 3 years and we can sacrifice the next 3 classes of kids by taking shots and laughing at how bad they are going to suck as we kill whatever slim shot this guy has of recruiting decent players.
I hope this guy negotiated a 15 million dollar buyout if they fire him before 4 years.
Look for this this weekend in the player introductions
"DT Jimmy Kennedy Joe Paternos Penn St University"
Talks about the Michigan recruits/commits at the HS All Star Games. We got some playas coming!
Les Miles will get a $980,000 bump in annual salary ($5,880,000 total over the remaining six years of his contract), if LSU beats Alabama in the BCS NC game.
Miles has a clause in his contract that stipulates if his team wins a National Championship, LSU would pay him $1,000 more than the highest paid SEC coach.
Nick Saban is scheduled to make $4.73 million in 2012. Miles, who is still at $3,751,000, would then have to make $4,731,000. That's a boost of $980,000 a year for the remaining six years of his contract.
Michigan leads the teams playing for 2012 BCS Bowl Championships in the percentage of total revenue not derived from football. Only ~1% of Michigan's total campus revenue is derived from football.
By these figures, football accounted for 14% of LSU's gross income...
Alabama... earned a final mark of 11%...
Other schools which had football teams playing in elite bowl games had far lower marks: These include Clemson (5%), West Virginia (3%) Wisconsin (2%) and Michigan (1%).
This shows how well-rounded Michigan is when compared to its football competitors and is evidence of the breadth of opportunities available at the University of Michigan. With its diverse revenue, Michigan is able to fund a top football education as well as top extra-curricular and research programs. This diversity strengthens the university, allowing it to take more risk, as a negative outcome from any single program (spread-offense anyone?) will not have a large impact on the university as a whole.
Michigan also leads the Wall Street Journal's study group in total revenue with over $6 billion in total campus revenue (Revenue Spreadsheet). (edit: Link not working, click source and then scroll down and click on second graphic on left) For laughs, rank the list accoring to football share rank and find the SEC schools. SEC speed = football is all we do.
These facts are excellent evidence of the true strength of the University of Michigan, its diversity. It is a football school while simultaneously being a research institution and an excellent educator. If a football recruit wants to get the full college experience and have as many opportunities as possible, the University of Michigan is the premier institute in the country.
I found this video on YouTube today. Watch as Brendan Gibbons covers his own punt.
Just watching out for former targets and future competition.. Noah Spence (Ohio commit) and Ronald Darby (ND) are having a huge day at the UA All American game. The only thing that can make this sweet is if Garnett decides to commit to M during the game..
In other news, Wes Brown committed to Maryland..