1. I've never been to Penn St. but based on what I have read the last 3 days about how this is such a tight knit community, is there anyway that most people in the community and definitely all of the PSU top brass didn't hear rumors of his behavior?
I mean in 98 you have police officers and a D.A. aware of what is going on and from there it would seem it would just grow then in 2002 all the PSU brass hear of it. Is it possible such explosive news was not passed around barber shops etc.?
2. In light of all the news his 99 firing/resignation falls under a curious light. Does anyone recall the reason given at the time?
So Ive been thinking about this Drake Johnson business, and if they kid can run a 13s 100m hurdle I'll look at him. Then you tell me hes tough enough to carry the ball 30 times a game and I want him.
Anyways, based on the recent "Thompson to Syracuse" headlines and the fact that AJ Williams has been playing OT for almost this entire season in HS, what are the chances that we turn Johnson into a H-back/TE role instead of a RB role and slide Williams inside?
Seems that Williams might outgrow the TE position, and if we are going to recruit a blocking only TE why not just recruit another OT and put him in for ManBall situations.
Seems to me that, with the agility concerns re: Johnson being a feature back, getting him into the flats and letting his speed do the work might be where they coaching staff is thinking.
Drake is listed at 6'1/2 and 215, xcould more than likely bulk up to 235 or so for the H/FB back role and create serious mismatches with cover schemes espeically with 4-3 teams running man (leaves either a DE or an OLB to cover him).
Alternatively, he could be an ideal 3rd down back, both being a larger blocker and a speedster in the flats.
Happy to unveil some new designs for the MGoStore? Pretty ashamed to have them within earshot of anything involving Jerry Sandusky?
Yep, that's me.
I just think it's appropriate to distance them from all of... that. So please feel free to steer any conversation, questions, and commentary about the new shirts here.
Below is Brian's write-up from the front page concerning the new designs:
Forget with consumption. Now that we've talked about horrible crimes you're probably in the mood to buy a shirt. I know I am. You are in luck, as three fabulous options have been added to the MGoStore:
I find it odd that people want to commemorate a concept that means Michigan's quarterback is throwing the ball five feet over his receivers' heads, but commemorate away. Also I'm going to pitch Underground that all MGoShirts should feature someone pointing at something.
There is nothing more that's needed to be said, right?
Things that point at things are awesome.
Jason Avant just called me and ordered fifteen of these. Srsly.
These are simple, fun, lighthearted fare. And they just don't seem to fit in with a story like that. I'm sure you can't blame a guy for wanting to display these independent of the whole PSU thing, right?
Thanks again everybody and GO BLUE
I hate to see him go this way, if the previous posts are true.
Maybe we can have a MgoBlog poll.
Notice I didn't mention RR....oops...just did. Well we know that ain't happening.
I say Urban Meyer.
Pete THamel of the New York Times just tweeted that Joe Pa will not coach next season.