...talks about how UConn hasn't been in contact and how they're out. (HT: UMHoops)
I saw this picture on the front page at Go Blue Wolverine, with the headline "U-M courting Texas Jumbo Athlete." So I decided to do a little googlestalking.
Seagoville High School
Offers from Arkansas, Nebraska (visiting this weekend), Texas A&M (visited last weekend), & Utah. Recently visited by Texas and Tennessee. Scout projects him as an OT, but looking at his video (from a fans perspective) he doesn't seem to know how to use his hands to block. He seems to have good feet though. He has some amazing plays at TE and some great defensive line plays.
“I won’t even talk to a school if they mention me playing defense,” Peterson said. “Tight end is where I see myself playing. I love to get the ball in my hands and make plays. I like running over people and making people miss. I also love blocking and pancaking people.”
Looks like a project that could grow into something special, but I'd love to see him on the d-line.
days until that guy shows everyone why he should have won this,
shows the MS State fans what he thinks of SEC speed,
<pray to God>
FINALLY ENDS ALL THE CC POSTS!!!!
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MIke Haywood has been hired to be Pitt's new football coach. Pitt's pretty irrelevant to Michigan fans, except for the fact that a few of Michigan's recruits also have heavy interest in Pitt (Kyshoen Jarrett, Desimon Green, etc.).
Haywood seems like a fairly uninspiring hire. He did turn Miami-OH around in the past couple years, but he doesn't have much experience as a head coach.
Not sure if this popped up in a thread somewhere. If it did, mods may fire at will.
Dallas Maverick's owner is sacrificing his dreams of owning a baseball team to invest his time and money into transforming college football from BCS to a playoff system.
Cuban said he has talked to two athletic directors from BCS conferences who were extremely enthusiastic about the idea. He intends to contact several school presidents and state senators in the coming weeks to determine whether the idea is worth pursuing.
Cuban said he envisions either a 12- or 16-team playoff field with the higher seeds getting homefield advantage. The homefield advantage, Cuban said, would ensure the college football regular-season games would not lose any importance.
What about bowls you ask?
The bowl games could still exist under Cuban's plan, but he said he would make it more profitable for programs to make the playoffs than a bowl.
He seems pretty cutthroat about how it is implemented and I wonder if the NCAA has some rule against any of his ideas. His first idea almost sounds like a bribe. I do however like his second idea. He goes right to the source of a lot of money and will light a fire under the scrotum of programs that have pro-playoff donors.
"Put $500 million in the bank and go to all the schools and pay them money as an option," Cuban said. "Say, 'Look, I'm going to give you X amount every five years. In exchange, you say if you're picked for the playoff system, you'll go.' "
One way to push school presidents toward approving the idea would be to lobby major donors of college athletic programs, Cuban said. He suggested convincing the donors to cut off their donations until their presidents approved a playoff system.
What is your E-pinion? Discuss.
There have been some posts on this board re: Casteel, but I haven't seen any since the news was confirmed that Holgorsen is going from Oklahoma State to West Virgina,. So, hopefully this forum topic is not rehashing conversation that has already run its course.
Holgorsen becomes the offensive coordinator and head coach in waiting next season, becoming head coach in 2012. Assuming that Holgorsen doesn't bolt like Muschamp did from Texas to Florida, I have to wonder how this affects Casteel.
I know he has turned down Michigan before and maybe he's only interested in leaving Morgantown for a head coaching gig. And, I don't know that Brandon feels warm and fuzzy about RR's WVU buddies on the defensive side of the ball.
Still, you have to wonder. It goes without saying that he has to by default be better than stuffed animal in the face GERG, he knows how to run the 3-3-5, has a track record of success, and just maybe he brings some defensive recruits with him.
The Gator Bowl will be officiated by the Big East, no names of officials have been released.
Also, The BCS National Championship Game will be officiated by the Big 10.
Breakdown of which Conference will officiate each bowl game.