Tennessee is not recruiting well just because they got 18 dudes
Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott and Big Ten commissioner Jim Delaney spoke about the major conference autonomy movement during a press conference for the new bowl game to be held at the 49ers new stadium in Santa Clara, another opportunity for the Big Ten to lose a postseason game in California:
I hadn't realized the Pac-12 university presidents sent a letter on Tuesday to the presidents of the other major conference universities. The movement to sidestep the NCAA is gaining traction.
Saw this roll across my twitter feed from Tyriq Thompson's twitter via a Malzone retweet.
This one just deserves a thread. I really don't know what my first thoughts were when I saw this.
More importantly--where is the role of his cat? Recruiting, man.
Time to get excited.
Jabrill Peppers will arrive in Ann Arbor on June 21. Anyone excited?— Brandon Brown (@CoachBrown3) May 20, 2014
I know, probably WAY OT, but thought this was interesting.
Construction crews were doing some work on Governors Stadium at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tenn. when a small 3 feet by 5 feet sinkhole opened up into a hole that is 40-feet deep.
Maybe no one will notice once football starts??? /s
There's an interesting ARTICLE over at MLive where Marcus Ray, Marlin Jackson and David Cone are interviewed regarding their views on paying players. The article is hardly in-depth, but it's interesting that (apart from - rightly - noting that players ought to have compensation if their image is appropriated) they tend to view paying players as a Pandora's Box.
They generally support a bigger stipend for living expenses, but all three shy away from full employee status for student athletes for various reasons. Marlin Jackson notes that increased support for football-related injuries would be a good use of revenue:
"What about the guy who tore an ACL or had a herniated disk in college. Then, a few years down the line, he's ailing or in pain and there's nothing to take care of his surgery or his care down the road. I feel like that's maybe a bigger issue."
It's hardly a deep drill on the topic, but interesting to hear some ex-players' thoughts on a controversial issue.