that's unfortunate, but at least the interest is there on both sides
Some Wolverines in high positions in Washington are opining about the fate of Rich Rodriguez. Their opinions certainly aren't of any more weight than another fan's, but I thought it just might be interesting to readers.
David Shepardson of the Detroit News tweeted Thursday:
Treasury adviser Gene Sperling, an Ann Arbor-native, said he had mixed feelings about whether #RichRod should be fired
Separately, I was at a function about a month ago, in the immediate aftermath of the Ohio State game. I asked Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), a two-time graduate of U-M (undergrad and medical school), about his opinions about Rodriguez.
Price didn't seem immediately familiar with specifics about the team, but said that he thought Rodriguez wasn't the right fit for the team. Price said he thought Forcier had been underutilized.
On an additional note, here's a list of U-M alumni serving in Congress. (It's not completely up-to-date; several alumni were elected in November.)
I just stumbled on this article about how he may reopen his recruitment (FWIW, Rivals has an article up):
Crawford, who has verbally committed to Michigan but grew up a Miami Hurricanes fan, said Miami's new coaching hire and rumors surrounding the Wolverines coaching staff could leave the door open for him to resume taking offers."I may open back up. Not decommit," said Crawford, who said Southern California has gotten in touch. "I don't know anything right now."
I know this was rumored a few days ago.
EDIT: also in the article:
North defensive linemen Aaron Lynch and Jimmy Stewart of Island Coast got their first looks at South quarterback Dallas Crawford of South Fort Myers."He's fast," Lynch said. "He's probably the best I've ever seen."
There's a lot we don't know, and I certainly recall from the Duke lacrosse case not to prejudge, but this just sounds bad:
The parents of a Northbrook teenager who killed herself a week after accusing a University of Notre Dame football player of sexually attacking her say they feel betrayed by the school they love and that several generations of their family have attended.
Speaking publicly for the first time since their daughter's Sept. 10 death, Tom and Mary Seeberg suggest that the campus police conducted a superficial investigation of their daughter's allegations. They question why, according to a timeline they received from the university, it took police two weeks to interview the player — even after Elizabeth "Lizzy" Seeberg, 19, gave detailed statements and reported receiving a text message warning her about "messing with" the storied football program.
The Tribune story provides a lot of detail about the ND administration dragging their feet about the whole thing. Why on earth would any academic institution want that kind of reputation?
[FA Edit: Several ignorant comments gets this frozen. They have since been deleted. ]
I just received an invitation to attend a strength and conditioning workshop at Mississippi State in February. Mike Gittleson is speaking about strength conditioning. I may go and ask him about the role of pizza consumption in building muscle mass. Add your questions for Gittleson in the comments. Here is the link (itinerary is on page 2):