I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
Here's a Fox Sports report on the strange recruitment of Chris Barnett. To me the kid seemed a little flaky ever since he first appeared on Michigan's radar. I hope everything's on the up and up. The kid has a lot of talent, but I wonder what's going on in his head sometimes.
Wisconsin LB Vince Biegel is on his way home from his trip to Ann Arbor this weekend. I'll have his quotes in the Weekly Update on Monday, but I'll share a few quick notes for now to tide you over.
This visit was going to be big for Michigan either way because Vince has never been to Michigan before. He's going out to BYU in a few weeks and then he'll probably make his decision after taking in a few spring practices.
After this visit Wisconsin is still the leader, but he said that he will definitely be back in Ann Arbor for a spring practice to see how the coaches coach. I have a feeling that Wisconsin is going to be hard to overtake, but Biegel really likes Coach Mattison. The relationship that Mattison has with Biegel's coaches and dad may help, but we'll see.
Nothing earth shattering, but I thought I'd get you something before Monday.
Just curious if anyone that was there today heard any of these song changes and if they were clever or not.
The highly partisan Buckeyes crowd and the small Michigan student section wearing yellow shirts in the upper deck of Conseco Fieldhouse traded cheers and jeers. The Wolverines' pep band softly sung improvised lyrics to the tunes the Ohio State band played.
Still waiting for one of our papers to start posting a countdown:
Days since the Buckeyes lied:0
Then they could just leave it the same everyday. Hu Ah!!
2 Spartan football players arrested in a bar in Aspen, Max Bollough and Brian Linthicum. Apparently Linthicum was beating up some British guy, and to top it off, had to be tasered after they both tried to run from the cops. Another example of the moral and ethically superior program run by Dantonio. First TT now this--will people ever start looking past the facade these guys put out and actually look at facts?
EDIT: Apologies for re-post, I was under the impression this happened last night and didn't go back far enough to check
After watching some of the Blind SIde again this week I started thinking last night while trying to get my newborn son to go back to sleep (new dad humble brag): why wasn't Michael Oher a huge multi-pronged NCAA violation sandwich instead of a sweet story?
I realize what the Tuohy's did was a wonderful thing in helping Oher out, but when you look at all they did throughout the movie: place to live, clothes, new car, paid tutor(including in college) just to name a few all while they are super boosters of Ole Miss. Am I missing something? I know it is not the ending anyone would have wanted or hoped for, I am just curiousas to WHY his situation is not full of violations?
The plot gets even thicker if you read his wikipedia page regarding the other circumstances aroung Oher/Ole Miss that the movie left out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Oher Any thoughts or rationale/conclusions as to why he was not a violation would be appreciated.
GO BLUE BEAT OSU!
so my late night poking around on espn lead me to finding an article about arkansas st football program and dealing with ineligible players.
2 points I would like to make here.
1) OSU had ineligible players all year long and they only get 5 game suspensions compared to ASU having all there wins vacated, big fine and a loss of a few scholarships. why so light on OSU?
2) for something that seems big to me, I feel like the ncaa kind of went light on the scholarship part for something like this. i guess I might be me wanting the gauntlet thrown down by the ncaa and kind of hoping it will happen to the OSU.
In return, I now the ncaa really doesn't like anyone who breaks rule 10.1 so I have no worries that something big will happen but my hopes are its not vacated wins and ONE scholarship a year. Im a huge recruiting buff and if they take big action in the scholarship department, I will be one happy dude.
Well thank you for your time men. just found it interesting and i hope you do too. feel free to correct me on any errors I may have.