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There have been some posts on this board re: Casteel, but I haven't seen any since the news was confirmed that Holgorsen is going from Oklahoma State to West Virgina,. So, hopefully this forum topic is not rehashing conversation that has already run its course.
Holgorsen becomes the offensive coordinator and head coach in waiting next season, becoming head coach in 2012. Assuming that Holgorsen doesn't bolt like Muschamp did from Texas to Florida, I have to wonder how this affects Casteel.
I know he has turned down Michigan before and maybe he's only interested in leaving Morgantown for a head coaching gig. And, I don't know that Brandon feels warm and fuzzy about RR's WVU buddies on the defensive side of the ball.
Still, you have to wonder. It goes without saying that he has to by default be better than stuffed animal in the face GERG, he knows how to run the 3-3-5, has a track record of success, and just maybe he brings some defensive recruits with him.
The Gator Bowl will be officiated by the Big East, no names of officials have been released.
Also, The BCS National Championship Game will be officiated by the Big 10.
Breakdown of which Conference will officiate each bowl game.
every time i see something related to him, it's sad:
On thewolverine.com main page is an article highlighting Dee Hart and Ray Drew as Army Allmerican POY finalists. It's a pretty cool opportunity for these kids to see New York and get to meet former Heisman winners. One thing in particular caught my attention, which was a quote by Ray Drew (who we were recruiting at one time).
New York may not have wanted to see Drew leave, either. At one point during his trip, Drew witnessed a man digging through the trash. Drew asked him if he was hungry, to which the man replied yes. So Drew took him inside a sandwich shop and bought him a sub and chips.
"I couldn't just pass him by. He was a human being who was digging through trash for his dinner," Drew said. "He just wanted to eat so I was happy to help him. I might be broke if I lived here because I'd want to help them all."
What a tremendous young man. It's too bad that Michigan couldn't get him because he is a great talent and from the sounds of it, a high character kid as well. He will make one program proud in the future.
[Opening note - I hate having to defend CC talk, but here goes: if you didn't want to hear CC talk, then why click on a link marked "CC"?]
About a week and a half ago, Stanford offerred to sweeten Harbaugh's contract at Stanford, solely for the purpose of keeping him there. Nothing has yet been signed. It seems to me that, if Harbaugh truly wanted to stay there, he would try to sign something pretty quickly or at least make some kind of statement to quash all the "Harbaugh to Michigan" rumors, which are surely hurting his recruiting at Stanford.
To me this is evidence that Harbaugh is coming, mostly because I doubt that he would leave Stanford hanging just to wring a few more bucks out of them or if he didn't have strong feeling that the Michigan job could be his. Of course, this is just speculation like everything else, but I haven't seen this angle discussed here. Any thoughts?
I found this quote in an Insider story on ESPN from Bruce Feldman. It's the story of former 5 star RB Jason Gwaltney who originally signed with Rich at WVU. The story follows the usual downfall of a 5 star.....came in cocky, got hurt, lost his job, got down, got in trouble, got kicked out(not sure if he got kicked out or left). This isn't a revelation or anything, but this would be the perfect kinda guy to take a jab at his former coach and blame him for some of his problems instead he said this..
If he could do it all over again, he said he should've redshirted, so he could've matured. But he can't change that or any of the other decisions he's made. He says he did learn how to practice full-speed from his days at WVU. "They chiseled that into my brain," he said. "Coach (Rich) Rodriguez instilled something in me. I still owe that man a lot."
Like I said not earth shattering, but it is nice to hear somebody say something nice about Michigan or it's coaches after the last couple of years.