From Sporting News Radio this morning, Krenzel didn't exactly shower Tressel's funeral pyre with flowers:
“Coach Tressel has to look in the mirror,” Krenzel said. “He has to hang his hat on it. Our football coach got caught holding a smoking gun in his hand.”
“He was obviously flawed,” Krenzel said. “Maybe he wasn’t as good or perfect, especially that Buckeyes fans wanted him to be or pictured him to be.”
- “People are disgusted, disappointed. Frankly we’re embarrassed by it more than anything.”
- “I do think it is going to get worse,” Krenzel said. “This situation is ugly and it’s going to get uglier.”
Good for you, Craig. Now run and hide.
I just spoke to Massachusetts OL Eric Olson (6'6", 265 lbs), and he told me that he will be visiting Michigan on June 7th. He was offered about three weeks ago and would like to make a mid summer decision. I'll have his full quotes in the Weekly Update on Monday as it's closer to his visit, just thought I'd give you a heads up.
For those interested, take a look at Jason Whitlock's recent article re: Jim Tressel. This is as close to a defense of what Tressel did as I have seen, and it is laughable. Basically, JT didn't "really" do anything wrong - it is all the NCAA's fault for basically having rules, and so what that JT lied to the NCAA.
For those who are not familiar with his writing, he is a typical media blowhard, who likes to take strong positions and hear himelf speak (on paper). He did write a great piece on Hoke being the right guy for Michigan a few days before Hoke was hired, but that was just about the only good thing that he has ever written.
EDIT: The "Whitcock" reference was an honest to goodness typo - freudian, perhaps, but still a typo. I never do the 12-year-old MLive thing, so my apologies.
Some names of interest:
#2 - Gunner Kiel
#13 - Jarron Jones
#15 - Andrus Peat
#17 - Zach Banner
#30 - Zeke Pike
#32 - Jordan Simmons
#33 - Terry Richardson
#41 - Jordan Diamond
#43 - Josh Garnett
#57 - Adolphus Washington
#60 - Aziz Shittu
#61 - Kyle Kallis (though he de-committed and re-committed to OSU yesterday, Webb says he may be fair game at some point)
#63 - Sevon Pittman
#72 - Bennie Coney
#79 - Eric Magnuson
#94 - Mario Ojemudia (!)
#96 - Dwayne Stanford
#98 - Anthony Standifer (visiting today)
so now that we know what was really going on, I feel for RichRod.
Lets put the defensive implosion aside for a moment, and reflect on a guy who went down with his morals intact.....and our cheatin' bastid of an opponent, who paid for and lied for his success.
Lets reflect on RR's handling of Tate (lookie, no wings!), his concern for Denard vs Illinois, when his job was clearly on the line......even suspending the punter for the OSU game for violating team rules.......did I hear that Tressel once punished an offender by "suspending" him for the first series of the game?
How 'bout the story about Tressel rigging raffles so the big-time recruits win the goodies at a kids summer football camp? We learned plenty about RichRod in his time here.....and he certainly seemed a "stand up guy" to me.
So if you were a college athletic director looking to elevate your bs school with a higher profile in football, who would you hire if the choice was RichRod or Liar Liar Vest on Fire?
Illinois DB Anthony Standifer is visiting Michigan today [Wednesday]. He's coming with his mom, dad, and teammate 2013 WR LaQuon Treadwell (6'3", 190 lbs). The sophomore receiver has been in contact with Michigan, and was also named to the 2010 Illinois All Area First Team.
We're all going up, and LaQuon [Treadwell] is coming too. The visit is really for all of us to see it. It's a new experience for us so we don't know what to expect. We'll ask some questions, but we don't really have any specific ones right now. I just want to see the whole campus and facilities, and especially the stadium. I'm excited to see the stadium. After this I'll think about everything and hopefully I can take visits to Notre Dame, Iowa, Wisconsin, MSU, and Illinois.
Standifer doesn't currently have offers from Illinois, Wisconsin, or MSU but he's been in contact with all of them.
I'm not sure what will happen on this visit, but it sounds like he would like to wait a bit before making his decision. Visits can sometimes change feelings, emotions, and decisions but I don't think Anthony knows yet. I would guess he'll wait to take visits, but wouldn't be shocked if he pulled the trigger either.