that's unfortunate, but at least the interest is there on both sides
Well, Rich got ripped a new one a few weeks ago by some who objected to his suggestion that the negativity in our fanbase was hurting us on the recruiting trail. Well, I certainly wouldn't think it has helped us here... Bye Dee, would have loved to see you share a backfield with Denard.
Any objections? Neg away...
Per Angelique twitter account,
Denard to seniors re: Bowl "We're going to let you all out with a big victory. No matter what team, we're going to get a win"
and Per Mark Snyder
AD Dave Brandon on bowl destination: "Frank (Beckmann) thinks we might be going west, I think we might be going in a different direction."
I have seen several people comment that the bowl game is make or break for RR. I can't see how the bowl game makes much difference. Our bowl opponent has yet to be determined and could be either very tough, mediocre, or somewhere between. The main arguments for replacing RR: bad defense, losses to rivals, 33% winning percentage in conference will not be changed by a bowl victory. The main arguments for retaining RR: improvement, youth/inexperience, offensive genius, etc. also will not be changed by the bowl result. I have to believe that DB has a good idea about what he will do and is just checking with his subordinates and being sure he is not too hasty in his decision. Also, like an NFL receiver in the end zone, AD's must complete the process or any decision they make will be void.
Arizona Wildcats (-4) take on Arizona State. Game starts shortly. Open thread goes here.
Also, Fuck the Eagles.
For those who asked about how many Academic All-Big Ten recipients the football program has had over the years, follow the link below. Over the last 10 years, we've had between 7-12 per year, with a high of 16 in 2005:
Also, a list of Academic All-Americans (hail Space Emperor!):