"He makes it really easy on you as a coach because he has tremendous football instincts," Michigan tight ends coach Jay Harbaugh said. "Things come really naturally to him. He doesn't have to see things too many times. He has a good sense for how things should look and feel, and he's a tough, physical guy."
Earle Bruce quote from Columbus Dispatch article:
"Bruce also defended Tressel and said he was trying to protect the players the way former Ohio State coaches would have done.
'I wouldn't turn in players. I would try to help them, and coach (Woody) Hayes did the same thing.'"
Also of note:
"Since 2006, the NCAA has sanctioned 27 schools for violating bylaw 10.1, which requires coaches and others to be truthful and forthcoming about possible NCAA violations. Of the 12 coaches involved, only one kept his job. The others either resigned or were fired by their schools."
Just curious if anyone has heard the latest BS Report on ESPN with Jalen. Jalen paints a picture of Ed Martin quite different from what I have always heard. It's really quite interesting. His claim is that Ed was a guy that helped kids stay off the street. Kind of an uncle figure and that he had no connection or influence with Michigan.
Bill Simmons had concussion expert Chris Nowinski on this weekend, talking about all the damage being done:
http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/simmons/ (top right)
During the podcast, Simmons asked whether in a few years football would turn into boxing, with mostly poor minorities participating because they didn't have much to lose. As soon as he said this, all I could think about was "Pahokee, man". As a well-off non-athlete, how much responsiblity do I bear for watching these kids bludgeon themselves, possibly causing long term damage?
On this website you can search cases of NCAA violations using a variety of factors, like which violation or even keywords: https://web1.ncaa.org/LSDBi/exec/miSearch. It's pretty cool.
If there are any MGoBlogers out there with extra time and an interest in seeing how Tresselgate could/should go down, an analysis of similar situations would be awesome. A diary of it would be worth paying for.
 - OSU should be looking at violations for: (1) failure to report knowledge of violations; (2) unethical conduct; (3) failure to monitor; (4) ineligible participation; and (5) failure to withold ineligible student-athletes from competition. They could be looking at: lack of institutional control it those emails were forwarded (which seems to be the case from Tressel's "uh-huh" response to the reporter's question before Smith shut him up).
Well, it looks like progress is finally being seen -- major panel is craned off as of 9:06am EST.
I don't even know what to say here. Sheen make's fun of Ryan Mallett's partying at the end of his interview with Dan Patrick saying:
“Hey, can you call Ryan Mallett back and tell him that he left his bong, he left his herb, his sensimilla, he left it all at my house,” Sheen said with laugh, “and I’m like, ‘I’m drug-free – come get this stuff, young man!’”
My guess is that when your reputation allows for Charlie freaking Sheen to make fun at your expense you've gone just a wee bit over the top and need to pull back a bit.