things go poorly
I had such a great time at the UConn game, I just jumped at the chance to go to tomorrows Bowling Green game. This is my first time to purchase Will Call tickets at the stadium so how early do I need to be over to Crisler to pick them up? I am hoping this isn't a painful experience with having to wait in long lines and missing out on tailgaiting time? Any info would be appreciated, thanks.
Wall Street Journal:
Ex-Players Say Coach Nick Saban Pressured Them to Take Medical Scholarships; a 'Bitter' Outcome
Former Alabama football players say the school's No. 1-ranked football program has tried to gain a competitive edge by encouraging some underperforming players to quit the team for medical reasons, even in cases where the players are still healthy enough to play.
At least 12 times since coach Nick Saban took over the program in 2007, Alabama has offered players a "medical" scholarship, according to public statements made by the team. These scholarships, which are allowed under NCAA rules, are intended to make sure scholarship athletes who are too injured to play don't lose their financial aid. A player who receives one of these scholarships is finished playing with that team.
Three Alabama players who've taken these exemptions say they believe the team uses the practice as a way to clear spots for better players by cutting players it no longer wants. These players said they believe Mr. Saban and his staff pressure some players to take these scholarships even though their injuries aren't serious enough to warrant keeping them off the field.
"I'm still kind of bitter," said former Alabama linebacker Chuck Kirschman, who took a medical scholarship last year.
MOD EDIT: Trimmed so it's not blatantly copy and pasting the whole article. We're against that here, as if someone is to quote us somewhere else, we'd prefer people to follow through the link as well.
The Onion threw this together a week ago after a certain well publicized event, but I looked back through the board and hadn't seen it mentioned yet. Maybe there's a reason for that, but I got a good laugh out of it.
If you're sick of that guy, here's a golden oldie that's become relevant again:
Also, what movie is the first shot from? It's driving me nuts.
Now, I'm not saying that we have the best overall talent on offense. We don't have a game breaking running back, save denard. Our offensive line, while very good, isn't among the best in the nation, and our recieving core is decent. Even so....
This offense looks very aestethically pleasing. Much more than many other teams in the country. Tactically,on offense, are we the most entertaining side in the country?
Tonight we've got Miami at Pitt and, uh, South Lake at Apopka. Yes, that is high school.
Miami at Pitt looks to be an interesting game for a variety of reasons, but I'm personally wondering if Jacory Harris goes back to his play from last year. He looked awful last week, though Pitt hasn't looked exactly stellar either.