that is nice bonus change
No matter the school, there have always been a few individuals that have been able to transcend the stereotype associated with the respective school's fan base. UM and ND fans, rightly so, have earned the distinction of being among the most arrogant in cfb. OSU, on the other hand, well suffice to say their fan base is better suited for the SEC than the Big X.
Two individuals who have stood above the pack as tOUS alum are, without doubt, Jesse Owens and Jack Nicklaus. Their accomplishments in their chosen sport are legendary, and both conducted themselves with a complete lack of controversy, thereby earning their status as men of uncompromised integrity. Until yesterday that was true.
I'm certain a majority of the fans here have read what Nicklaus had to say on the Tressel' incident, calling out both the president and A.D. as being equally aware of the transgressions of the players as was Jim and that Tressel merely "took one for the team."
He actually went on - obviously forgetting Tress's days at YSU- to say the man is as honest a coach as you could hope to find and would not knowingly withhold information that could cause problems for the university. This might be true because Tressel has never admitted to knowing anything negatively associated with his charges.
Given the fact that an AD can be replaced far easier than one of the top five coaches in cfb, I have a difficult time believing Jack on this issue. With the money, prestige and all the other benefits associated with being among the elite BCS programs, your head coach is not going to be the sacrificial lamb. Coaches of his caliber are simply too difficult to come by.
As much as I enjoyed watching the Golden Bear on the links over the years, I have no choice but to call bullshit on this one. Sorry, Jack, but on this issue, you're merely another bucknut
With the transfer of Cullen Christian, we now have less depth, but we also have one more scholarship available.
I really don't want to know details, but I'd be curious if anyone close to the team expects any more guys to transfer. The silver lining to Cullen leaving is the ability to put out more offers, and to bring in more guys. There are always some guys who don't pan out. It is hard to imagine anyone not wanting to play under our new DC, but hey, it takes all kinds.
I saw that we recently offered Clifton (Va.) Centreville defensive end Ken Ekanem.
does anyone have any insight or access that can talk about what his interest is? the teaser made it sound like our offer was an important one for him.
At 1:23 in this new NCAA 12 promo video you can see Michigan Stadium. As noted before, the lights will be in the game but it looks like the new scoreboards will not unless they get added late.
I understand this could probably go in a previous thread but since it's back a few pages now I'm just posting it here, sorry if you're really annoyed by this...I'll give you back your 5 seconds of life that this wasted when I get a chance to stop by the ATM.
I know there are strong opinions on what should happen with the BCS at MGoBlog. Seems like this could be another chink in the armor. The arguments:
"...there are serious antitrust violations that are harming taxpayer-funded institutions to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars."
"The BCS also doesn't limit supply," Hancock argues. "There's more (bowl) games than ever before. It's created a national championship game that didn't exist before. So in terms of access for the consumer and supply for the consumer, and just access in general, contrary to limiting that, the BCS has enhanced it."
I was trolling the usual sites and saw that we are the first BCS school to offer CB Anthony Standifer from Illinois. He seems on paper like a generic 3* headed for the MAC and I could not understand the offer at this early stage of the process - but then I watched his highlights. He looks like a solid FS prospect with decent speed, good height and the potential to fill out well over 200 lbs.. He has good coverage skills, excellent hands and the instincts for filling the hole in the run game - plus he can tackle. Perhaps a diamond in the rough that we are in early on? - check it out: