In thinking about our own situation with Stretch-gate, the concern about the NCAA hung over two recruiting periods. In this case, if the mentioned 8 month NCAA timeline holds (I don't know if this is valid, jsut mentioned), a ruling comes down Dec timeframe regarding the Vest. I guess the answer to the next question depends on how bullish you are on the outcome of the ruling, but would you want the NCAA to accelerate their investigation to get the penalty out there or have it finish past the NSD so there is still uncertainty?
If the sanctions would be severe, maybe it is better to have this wrap up early to give kids a chance to examine other options. If the NCAA will mess this up (unknown), then maybe having the issue hang over the program through NSD would be better.
Any thoughts here? I am a bit torn on the subject since it seems that OSU will keep the Vest regardless of the NCAA ruling based on their current posturing.
Sparty doing what Sparty does best:
March 10, 1:40 a.m. — Officers responded to a report of a disturbance at the Regal. Maxwell Bullough, 19, Traverse, Mich., and Brian Linthicum, 23, Fallon, Ill., were arrested and transported to Pitkin County Jail. Bullough was charged with eluding police and underage possession of alcohol (18-20). Linthicum was charged with eluding police and third-degree assault.
Props to "His Dudeness" for letting me know about this -- seriously, he's still alive.
Thought you all might get a chuckle out of Down With Detroit's latest offering:
Recent Good Counsel OL offeree, Mike Madaras has committed to Maryland, per the link.
I keep reading how the guys are pushing harder than ever in the weight room, but Barwis pushed them pretty hard as well and had them post some pretty impressive gains. I wonder what that ceiling is on how much better shape our guys can actually get into? At some point we can't actually be getting much stronger simply due to physical limitations pertaining to body structure, tendons, etc.
One thing that would be interesting to see is difference in the bench or other upper body pressing since Barwis was more of an Olympic, explosive lift guy. I know it was something that Wellman called out shortly after he started how weak we were in this area. I know Georgia replaced their S&C coach with a new hire that would put less emphasis on the Olympic lifts since their defensive and offensive linemen lacked "punch" so they are going to emphasize more traditional lifts.
No sure if anyone has any insights regarding our new approach.
From a PR point of view, tOSU lost control of this story when someone in their athletic office ratted them out to Yahoo. So what do you think was the plan for disclosure?
Around here, the traditional choice would be opening day of the MLB season, something that will knock it off the front pages asap. No such luck in Columbus however.