Coaches' timeouts are worse. Basketball teams should get one, full stop.
Just thought that this was interesting late night reading. Another take on us from that other school's point of view. Sorry if it was already posted. http://ohiostate.247sports.com/Article/The-Perfect-Storm-25159.
Mark Emmert wants to start hitting NCAA rule-breakers hard.
The governing body's president said Tuesday he wants schools that violate the rules to pay a stiff penalty -- one that's punitive enough to make coaches and others think twice about cheating.
"We need to make sure our penalty structure and enforcement process imposes a thoughtful level of concern, and that the cost of violating the rules costs more than not violating them," Emmert said.
He also said that he is committing more resources to investigations.
Given the timing of this announcement, and the fact that OSU is the main school in the NCAA's crosshairs right now, this could be a signal for a monster hammer coming down in Ohio.
1969 Michigan - OSU game on BTN 11pm Eastern AKA right now.
Bo's first game against Ohio. I'm going out on a limb versus the heavy favorite, but I'll bet Michigan wins by double digits...
An interesting forum post in 24/7 sports. A lot of posters think we could be in a BCS game in 3 years! What do you all think?
With recruiting season starting earlier than ever, one of the most important skills for a coaching staff may be the ability to predict future success not only from graduating high school players, but sophomores or juniors who are still lacking that next growth spurt and have not played their final season of football. Don't misconsure my intent with the post, I am more than happy to have 10 commits at this point, it puts pressure on other schools we compete with. An earlier recruiting cycle just introduces more risk into an evaluation process that now necessitates that major programs accept that risk in order to get in early with top talent.
A great example of doing this well is Coach Beilein, who has proven many wrong by spotting talent much earlier than many others and subsequently benefitting by locking that player up only to have them greatly improve later in High School (e.g. Hardaway, Robinson). Alternatively, Texas had their recruiting class finished by Junior Day in the spring the last few years and have experienced mixed results. They have subsequently changed their recruiting philosophy to slow recruiting down for better evaluation (also of note is they changed their coaches as well so is may have not been a talent evaluation issue alone). Texas also has the luxury of having 10 of the Rivals Top 250 already locked up with just in state prospects alone so they can be a bit more choosy.
We won't know the results for a few year or how good our early evaluation skills are, but I am just glad the new staff has been aggressive early. I would rather roll the dice on the early big names and get momentum rather than sit back and have the pressure build as others announce commits.
From Tom VH: 2013 QB Shane Morris has committed to #Michigan while on a visit today. Just called to tell me he got done talking to Coach Hoke
More tweets from Tom below:
Morris wanted to know if Michigan was going to take another QB in this class, had a good talk, said Hoke went crazy.
Hoke told Shane Morris that they will be taking another QB, mentioned Drew Henson scenario, Morris said he's fine with it.
I spoke with Morris this morning about his visit today, he wasn't sure if he was going to commit or not, decided this was home.