I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
Rex Ryan is set to release a book in the near future. Among other things, Ryan discusses how he told Mangini (who at the time was the Jets coach while Ryan was with the Ravens) not to draft Gholston. He said about Gholston "Truth be told, I didn't like the kid coming out of college.... He's a good athlete and a smart guy, but I thought he was a phony."
Those are pretty damning words I would say. Gholston was cut last year and I haven't even cared to find out what he's been doing since. Interesting stuff.
Ohio RB Bri'onte Dunn just told an OSU website that he's reopening his recruitment. I wasn't going to say anything for a few days but I spoke with Bri'onte's father yesterday.
His father told me that there's a possibility they may be visiting Michigan on Saturday. When I asked him about the NCAA investigation at OSU he told me they were watching it, and they would wait to see what happens with everything. He said then that Bri'onte's commitment was just a verbal commitment and nothing was set in stone, so it sounds like they made this decision within the last 24 hours.
It also sounds like Michigan will have a shot. They had planned on visiting a few weeks prior but couldn't make it. The visit Saturday isn't 100% either, so we'll see if it happens.
Interesting take on the yesterdays announcement of the NOA that Ohio State recieved last Friday from the writers at elevenwarriors. While I am not surprised that the consensus opinion among buckeyes is in favor of Tressel I am surprised at the depths to which they will go to justify that McCheatypants love.
Every tragedy has a well-intentioned idiot, and this one is no different. From the moment that Columbus attorney Christopher Cicero created a paper trail to Tatgate, Tressel had his work cut out for him. While he had options and could have acted more covertly, it's now abundantly clear that Tressel tried to abort Tatgate before it gestated into Tatgate. Immediately notifying the compliance department would have effectively birthed Tatgate last April. While he failed in the noble endeavor to ultimately make it go away, he kept it obscured until the Feds finally shot their publicity ray at it.
You know how many other FBS coaches would have hoped or tried for this episode to erase itself rather than give a glimpse of it to their compliance departments? All of them. This isn't the cop out of "it happens everywhere." This is the fundamental principle of risk mitigation that says if you think you can make trouble disappear rather than deal with its consequences, you make it disappear.
So basically the argument is that everyone would have done the same thing and we were simply unlucky enough to get caught. Hmmm.... sounds familiar. There is more about this article that is just so very wrong but try telling them that. Just thought it might give the mgoboard a good laugh.
speculation purposes only. the irony of U of M and tosu offense reversals if Meyer replaces the vest
How ironic would it be if, although only a distant rumor, Urban Meyer (spread guy) replaces Tressel (pro style guy) right after our own reversal of pro v. spread coaches. Not saying this is going to happen, but I thought it was somewhat ironic.
How do you think Meyer's spread with Pryor at QB would have done? Seems like it would have been pretty tough to defend, of course, everybody was hard to defend for our D last year. Luckily we won't have that scenario to worry about. I really believe Tressel's offense, although very good, was not the right scheme for Pryor.
Meyer probably wouldn't have had the success he did without superman Tebow.
Just food for thought since there is little going on with U of M football and all focus is on burying the Vest.
Caught with marijuana for his second drug-related arrest in 3 months. Big loss for the Gators, bigger loss for Jenkins himself since he could've entered the draft and continued his lifestyle.
I know it's a little early to start talking about this, but as newer season ticket holders, my best buddy and I are pretty much addicted to tailgaiting on the golf course. After 2 years, we are still perfecting our tailgate. He recently got one of those folding Coleman grills, I made some custom painted M cornhole boards, and I'm getting a Michigan beer pong table for my birthday.
So, I'd like to hear about/see the board's best tailgating gear. Links or pictures would be much appreciated.