at least it's not just us?
Neg away :P
I'm sure I'll get destroyed for starting this thread in March but I'm bored so the hell with it. Recruiting wish list/best guess list meaning a list that maybe could happen. Since I'm not sure on the total # of scholarships for this year i'm just go to go with 20.
Just read on espn. However I'm not surehow to link to the page. It's locked or something. It says his bac was more than 3 times the legal limit and he will probably face some jail time.
We all should know what the NCAA Death Penalty is and if you don't here you go. The question I ask you all is do you think that the NCAA will ever give out the Death Penalty again? I know some of you have voiced your opinions on this saying no because of the way it devastated SMU. I used to agree with this sentiment.
I used to agree until all of these different allegations came out about upwards of half a dozen schools cheating in some capacity. I then think back to one the primary reasons they gave out the death penalty in the first place. The cheating was so rampant and out of control that they needed to make an example out of a school to get it under control. I still think it is highly unlikely but not as implausable as before. But after what they gave to USC I am starting to think they would at least put it on the table as a legitimate option.
Auburn and OSU would be the prime canidates with the 'Lack of Institutional Control' ruling. But what do you guys think? Yes, no, maybe?
I've been wondering for a while now how it came to be that people started calling Greg Robinson "GERG". I asked this question in the other GERG thread and didn't get a satisfactory answer. The Google has not helped me either. This doesn't appear to be unique to the Michigan fan base which makes me think it started during one of his previous coaching gigs. Can someone help shed some light on this please?
Hoke signed a six-year contract with an average annual compensation of $3.25 million, starting at $2 million this season and including bonuses for staying with the program.
Also via Rivals
Hoke will earn a base salary of $300,000 per year, with additional compensation of $1.7 million this season that includes television and other media appearances and a shoe and apparel deal, among other things. He could also earn a $75,000 bonus this season for reaching a bowl game, an amount that could reach $125,000 if Michigan plays in the Capital One Bowl or Outback Bowl.
Hoke would earn a $300,000 bonus if U-M makes the inaugural Big Ten championship game or $500,000 if the Wolverines win it.
Hoke will also earn a $500,000 bonus each year he remains with the program, but he wouldn't receive the bonuses from the first two years until he completed his third season.
Buyouts include an $8 million settlement if he were removed after this year, $6 million in year two, $4 million in year three, $3 million in the fourth year and then $2 million in year five and six.
Michigan also agreed to pay the $1 million buyout clause in Hoke's San Diego State deal.
"The contract was handled by my agent and the University," Hoke said in a release. "My focus has been on the football program and will continue to be on making this program the best in America. I couldn't tell you what's in the contract other than my signature.
"The University offered Laura and I an opportunity to coach at Michigan, and that's been my dream. Nothing will change my focus."
Classic Coach Hoke quote.