I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
Four Auburn players arrested and kicked off the team for robbery, burglary, and theft.
The players arrested in connection with this deeply troubling incident have been permanently dismissed from our football team. While we realize the legal process will run its course and these young men have a right for their case to be heard, playing for Auburn University is an honor and a privilege. It is not a right. - Chizik
Dantonio should read this.
Dr Saturday's take:
But the worst part of the story, the moment when one of the most respected men in the profession really begins to look a truly naked, self-interested villain, is the moment he decides to keep going — to bite his tongue, bury his doubts, and join the lobby to defer the offending players' suspensions to the 2011 season to keep them on the field against Arkansas in the Sugar Bowl.
Those of us who read Matt Hinton's work daily will recognize this as perhaps his strongest stance against any accused violator of NCAA rules. It's a measure of how far Tressel has fallen in the eyes of most casual observers and relatively unbiased media members that Matt excoriates him in this manner.
In a Thursday interview with Cowherd reported in the Detroit News, Rich Rod states that Jim Tressel did not use negative recruiting against UM. Relevant quote:
"In my experience in three years of recruiting against them we didn't sense that, hey, Ohio State is one of these schools that are on the edge," Rodriguez said. "There were others we thought were doing that."
Cowherd pressed Rodriguez to identify those schools.
"You're putting me on the spot," Rodriguez said, chuckling. "I think some of them are getting looked at right now. So that will come out here pretty soon."
so much for those redactions:
Apparently, the obnoxious osu fans have so insulted and harrased one of their own, Herbstreit, that he just moved his family out of Columbus. http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/sports/stories/2011/03/11/rumblings-3-11-art-gl0bu32m-1.html
This is not only further evidence that osu fans are douchebags (like we need any more), but that Rome is falling. First, Tat-5, then Tresselgate, and now they've run their favorite son out of town for being "fair and objective."
Unless some federal law enforcement agency comes forward and says that they told Tressel and osu to keep Tat-5 "confidential," which seems really unlikely but possible, I think that Tressel forwarded those emails and the whole osu house is going to come crumbling down.
For once, it's nice to live in Columbus. I get to watch the carnage first-hand.
Oh yeah, in other TT news, osu reversed its original position on suspending Tressel for spring and summer ball. Whatever carless lawyer drafted their initial statement is now fired.
I just hope that Brady can capitalize on all of this self-implosion. Go Blue!
There's just a short list of visitors coming in this weekend so I'll just put it on the board for now. These are the guys I've confirmed so far, it could change.
- Wisconsin Rapids LB Vince Biegel (6'3", 210 lbs): Vince has a top three of Wisconsin, Michigan, and BYU. He'll visit Michigan this weekend then BYU and most likely make his decision after that trip.
- Warren Central DT Sheldon Day (6'2", 268 lbs): Offers from Arkansas, Iowa, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Penn State, and Virginia Tech to name a few. His film is here.
I tweeted this on Tuesday, but if you missed it Illinois OL Dan Voltz moved his visit date to March 24th.
Ohio QB Austin Appleby has moved his visit date to April 2nd so he can take in a spring practice.