Didn't see this on the board anywhere, but WR target Marcell Ateman has committed to Oklahoma State.
The program where I work is considering installing the 3-3-5 as its base defense. I'm sure there were some people around these parts who studied the 3-3-5 when Michigan installed it (or tried to, anyway). Did anybody find any good resources (books, DVDs, websites, etc.) on coaching and installing the 3-3-5? I have a decent understanding of how the defense works, alignments, etc., but I'm looking to consume as much as I can. And even if we don't make the switch, that type of material could be useful down the road.
Thanks in advance.
Ty Isaac will visit USC this weekend ($) http://mbd.scout.com/mb.aspx?s=162&f=1088&t=8962944
I know that there's already a thread discussing Seau's death, but it's already quite long and has quieted down, and I believe that everyone should see these two videos.
Junior Seau's mother speaks to the media, and is obviously emotionally distraught. Amazing that she continually thanks everyone for all their love for Junior when she's just found out such horrible news.
Marcellus Wiley, an ex-teammate and close friend of Junior, was interviewed on ESPN tonight, and it is an absolutely heart-wrenching interview. He has some great stories about Junior, breaks down throughout the interview, and even reflects on Junior's past car accident and how he and his teammates desperately wanted to help Junior (but Junior never wanted to "bother" his friends). Marcellus confirms how caring Junior was, and how beloved he was by his teammates and friends.
Links here, embed in the first post below:
Junior Seau's mother:
In the current internet Chicago Tribune, there is a brief article quoting former Bear's lineback Hunter Hillenmeyer.
This is in response to the tragic news of Junior Seau's suicide this afternoon.
Obviously, this is all over the internet, and there is another post regarding Seau a scant six below this. However, in light of the debate over the future of college football, and the increasingly alarming news about concussions, I thought this link was worth posting this for the money quote:
At what point do enough tragic isolated outcomes show there is something systematically wrong with the way we teach, practice and play this game.
None of us know what the future holds, but change is coming. Hillenmeyer himself was cut by the Bears a year ago after his career was ended by concussions. The suicides, the cumulative head trauma, the violence, the Saints take out pay outs, the lack of compensation (beyond scholarships) for high BCS teams, are all swirling together, and the critical mass for radical change appears to be on the horizon.
I watch this closely, because my son is still playing ball, and I don't want to see him hurt in a way that permanently incapacitates him. Do I want anyone permanently injured as a side affect of my own viewing enjoyment?