fair point that
According to MLive, Sparty leads all Big Ten schools in the category of (trumpets please), Years on Probation. Link: http://www.annarbor.com/sports/um-football/michigan-state-has-spent-more...
The article also state that Hoke is the only MAC coach to be put on probation (note the correction at the end of the post adding Marshall to the list of MAC schools). The Ann Arbor news source for the article: sportsdelve.com. Link: https://sportsdelve.wordpress.com/2011/05/23/ncaa-probation-and-college-...
Until RichRod presided over stretchgate, Michigan and Penn State were the only unblemished Big Ten Schools.
Apparently, for a player to be eligible for the Supplemental Draft, the player must incur new eligibility issues since the end of the April draft. Currently, he's still just suspended, and voluntarily left school.
How awesome would it be if OSU gave him the finger and didn't change his status to ineligible?
From the article (which mostly discusses him playing in the UFL), it sounds like OSU will deem him ineligible, but damn, I'd be real tempted to screw him over. Ya' know since "people get missing for things like that" and all.
This is really nothing earth shattering and Tom has covered it already but I though that the last sentance in the article was interesting since it was a direct quote from him. I can't believe he was left off the ESPN 150 list. The article in not behind a paywall.
"Michigan is definitely my top school right now," Magnuson said. "I really don't know what to expect to be honest but I do want to make an early decision and if things go well, there's a chance I could commit while I'm out there.
I agree with him for the most part except the Pryor situation is completely different. St.Tress knew he was getting into bed with a booster when he recruited Pryor.
Given the most recent news, I'm hoping to get some wider debate going on the subject of competitive advantage. I think it's the questions that matters most to many fans, including this one.
Tressel, by using players he knew to be ineligible, gave OSU an obvious on-field edge. But I'm talking about the crimes, not the cover-up: tattgate, helmetgate, some degree of cargate. To what degree, if any, did the crimes translate to wins?
Tatts and cash don't make anyone play better. But given the breadth of (alleged) corruption, I see a major edge in terms of recruiting: How many recruits were drawn in by all that permissiveness and entitlement? Or am I reaching here?