well that's just, like, your opinion, man
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.
Per TomVH. Teammate of Wyatt Shallman who QB'd Novi Catholic Central to back-to-back state title game appearances.
Michigan is making an unofficial pipeline in the Catholic League. Godin, Ross, Wangler, Morris, Shallman and Moores.
Michigan added 2013 QB Garrett Moores as a walk on today. From Detroit Catholic Central
Officially a Michigan Wolverine football player
Link: here (MLIVE article: link to ESPN Insider article paywalled)
"If ever there was an identity-defining running back for an offensive philosophy, it's Green"
"Michigan wants nothing more than to get back to power football via a controlled passing game based off play-action, and Green is the right back to execute it. Not only do we expect him to get significant playing time as a true freshman, but we expect him to be a bell-cow back, in similar fashion to Montee Ball at Wisconsin (only Green is bigger and more physical and might be faster)."
There hasn't been a lot of recruiting posts lately and frankly I am really bored at work.... so, I thought I would make a list of Michigan targets and have the MgoUser's make their crystal ball picks. Feel free to add any potential Michigan targets that I might have missed. Here are my "expert" picks...
Da'Shawn Hand - Michigan
Adoree' Jackson - USC
John "Juju" Smith - USC
Malik McDowell - Michigan
Joe Mixon - USC
Jamarco Jones- Ohio St
Garrett Dickerson - Stanford
Artavis Scott - Michigan
Parrker Westphal - Michigan
KJ Williams - Michigan
Kalen Ballage- Oregon
Darrion Owens - Georgia
Braden Smith- ND
Jonathan Hilliman- Ohio St
Noah Furbush- Michigan
Dwight Williams - Michigan (my dark horse pick)
Montae Nicholson - Michigan