this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
Title ways it all. Doesn't say a whole lot but you have to love a guy telling ESPN "this is Michigan. One class leaves the next has to step up."
Title basically says it all. Ohio doesn't release the viewing area, but the structure will be 124*42. They'll be adding new speaker systems throughout the stadium as well. For reference, our scoreboard structures are 108*62 (I couldn't find dimensions for Sparty's new boards). Ohio Stadium will also get text ribbons on the side opposite the scoreboard and HDTV's in the concourses.
The new HD, Panasonic scoreboard will be 42-feet-by-124-feet - the current scoreboard is 30-by-90 and is not HD - and will utilize Surface Mount Diode LED technology that will provide a sharper, clearer and brighter picture with extra wide viewing angles of over 140 degrees.
Was listening to Mike & Mike on the way in to work this morning. They were having an interesting debate on which I'd love to hear the board's opinion.
If one day in the future, your son were being recruited by both Bobby Petrino and Jim Tressel who, for the sake of argument, were both head coaches at two big-time programs ---which program would you be more likely to counsel your son to attend?
Personally, it goes against everything I am to say this, but I think I'd rather have my son be a part of a Tressel-run program. Tressel made huge mistakes to be sure, and had the hubris to actually believe he acted in his players best interest - which we now know, of course, was hilariously self-serving. But his failure to act appropriately only violated NCAA rules -- which are complicated at best. Whereas Petrino, we're not sure how deep the rabbit hole goes on this one, but it seems to violate every moral barometer you'd expect of a head coach. Both coaches are superior tacticians. Both coaches have nearly fanatic support from their respective players/alumni. Both coaches send players regularly to the next level.
Petrino and Tressel will likely land on their feet (eventually). So the question stands.
Just randomly checked mgoblue.com and was able to renew/pay for my season tickets. I hadn't received anything in the mail yet but am always glad to make it official.
Per Sam Webb, 4* LB Ben Gedeon (OH) has committed to Michigan