Anyone else watching the Dan Patrick show? Apparently Tubberville took some recruits out to dinner, they asked him how long he planned on being there, he got up to go to the bathroom and never came back.
What a truly pathetic man. The story has been gaining traction on the internet since last night but the DP show is the first major outlet, to my knowledge, reporting it.
Washington Post has an article detailing the process and negotiations that brought Maryland to the Big Ten.
A couple points I found interesting:
- Jim Delany definitely discussed the new Big Ten division format with Maryland. In my opinion, the Big Ten office already has a plan for new divisions, and this new survey is just a front to make fans think our input is actually being considered.
- Maryland is getting money front-loaded in the deal to address their debt crisis unlike Nebraska who had their share increase incrementally over several years to full share.
- Once the story started breaking, the deal moved fast. Brandon left the last meeting with Delany not knowing a deal was imminent.
Via Sam Webb from last night (didn't see any posts). I asked if it was Reon Dawson and didn't get a response back. Anyone have any guesses?
Another elsewhere-committed defender expected at #Michigan this weekend. A kid not mentioned before
Not mentioning name yet so as not to introduce the complications that MAY preclude another potential visitor from making it in.
Interesting report listing the top 25 academic football teams.
I wrote up a scouting report this morning on Jersey City (NJ) St. Peters Prep running back Jonathan Hilliman, who was one of Michigan's first running back offers for the 2014 class. He released his junior highlights recently. I'm not sure how many of you will agree with me, but when he gets to full speed, he runs a lot like Chris Perry.
That's sort of a mixed bag, because while Perry was a very highly regarded recruit, I thought he was mediocre until his senior season; even then he was more of a workhorse than a truly explosive back, but it was still good enough to get him drafted in the first round.
Wow. Even though I never really read TSN much, it is still kind of sad to see a publication that old close it's doors. Just a sign of the times I suppose seeing as how Borders Books store (an Ann Arbor based company) closed it's doors last year and now the print magazines are starting to go by the wayside.