Said Mr. Wells: “The Report concludes that three starters on the Dolphins offensive line, Richie Incognito, John Jerry and Mike Pouncey, engaged in a pattern of harassment directed at not only Jonathan Martin, but also another young Dolphins offensive lineman and an assistant trainer. The Report finds that the assistant trainer repeatedly was the object of racial slurs and other racially derogatory language; that the other offensive lineman was subjected to homophobic name-calling and improper physical touching; and that Martin was taunted on a persistent basis with sexually explicit remarks about his sister and his mother and at times ridiculed with racial insults and other offensive comments.”
This may or may not be surprising, but it is definitely hard to believe in these findings after the release of the extensive text messages exchanged between Martin and Incognito.
I know this topic has been covered to death on this board, and I'd assume that Well's had way more information than we do, but this just makes the whole situation even more confusing...
Title says it all.
Great guy, good player, sad to see him go. Looks like the coaching change,and possibly the time off due to his car accident meant we weren't going to be spending the money on him at his age. If he had stayed healthy he would've caught near 1,000 yards last season, and might've had his contract renegotiated. I think he has a year or two left in him at a lower salary, I just wish it was in Detroit.
The guys over at Corn Nation, the Nebraska blog for SB-Nation, made a map showing where every single FBS recruit from 2002-2014 has come from.
Here's a still of it:
The interactive version is here. It's pretty fun to play around with. You can see, during coaching changes, where each coach emphasized.
If you want, they also made a 2014 Big Ten version
There have been two long serving head equipment managers here. Henry Hatch and Jon Falk.
Feb. 12, 2014
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan Associate Athletic Director Darryl Conway announced Wednesday (Feb. 12) the hiring of Brad Berlin as the Director of Equipment Operations for the athletic department. Berlin joins the Michigan family after spending the past 13 years with the Washington Redskins (2001-14).
Berlin will oversee the equipment operations for all 31 athletic teams. He will direct seven full-time equipment managers that report directly to him.
"This is a tremendous opportunity for me and my family," said Berlin. "To be able to come to Ann Arbor and help contribute to the storied tradition and history of Michigan Athletics is the chance of a lifetime. I look forward to taking the equipment operations of the department to the next level and winning many championships."
"We are excited to have Brad join our Michigan Athletics family in a leadership role as Director of Equipment Operations," said Conway. "Brad brings a wealth of experience from the collegiate and professional ranks and will provide great management and direction to our equipment operations."
Berlin brings 21 years of equipment management experience to his position at Michigan. He has spent the past 13 years with the Washington Redskins after stints at the University of Louisville (2000-01), University of Missouri (1998-2000), Colorado State University (1994-98) and Utah State University (1992-94).
With Washington, Berlin directed the equipment, apparel and on-field needs of the organization. Berlin was responsible for facilitating compliance of NFL on-field licensee rules for all players and staff and managed athlete endorsement contracts that pertained to shoe and apparel companies. He also worked to maintain positive relations with all equipment vendors and manufacturers while working with an internal group to ensure the safety and well-being of the athletes. Berlin managed two full-time assistants and seasonal help with the Redskins organization.
Prior to joining the equipment profession, Berlin spent one year as a programming intern at ESPN (1991). He conducted research and compiled information pertaining to MLB, college basketball and football. Berlin also generated data to support the network's expansion plans which eventually became ESPN2.
Not really OT, as he was thought to be looking heavily at Michigan, but was lamented for choosing FSU for academic reasons. This may in fact be the first ever documented case of baseless internet conjecture being proven wrong. We knew that already, but it is interesting to get a more detailed look.
This is my second SBNation link of the day, but I promise I don't see any kickbacks from it.
"I wanted to look for a school that I enjoyed watching [play football] first. But I wanted the school to accept all my AP credits. Also, do they have a medical school on campus?" When Rolle met Garrett Johnson, a Florida State University alum, champion shot putter and Rhodes Scholar, he found a school that demonstrated it had the capacity to allow him to do both. He graduated a semester early from Hun and started at Florida State in January of 2006.
Sounds like Michigan was probably pretty close to meeting his requisites as well. Wish we could have had a guy like him to embody the program.
SBNation has released their all-important All-Name Team for 2015:
I see a few potential Wolverines on that list. My leaders in the clubhouse for NOTY would be, in order:
1. Emanuel McGirt, OL out of NC
2. Zach Morris, DL out of GA
3. Equanimeous St. Brown, WR out of CA
4. Chance Thrasher, QB out of GA
5. Nicholas Czar, DL out of IL