in town for free camps
Nearly 40 Mississippi State players donated portions of their gift cards, from their bowl gift bags, to buy presents to be distributed to children in need across the state of Mississippi.
They went shopping for the kids at a local Wal-Mart.
“Going to a New Year’s Day bowl is a great reward for our kids, and the gifts and other perks that go with it are nice,” head coach Dan Mullen said. “But this time of year is really about giving more than it is about getting, and for our players to do this for kids around the state of Mississippi is really a special deal.”
Several players will deliver the gifts to charities near their hometowns after the Bulldogs dismiss for the Christmas holiday following Tuesday’s practice. Charities include Mississippi Children’s Cancer Clinic in Jackson, Tupelo Children’s Mansion, the Boys and Girls Club of Starkville and The Father’s Child Ministry, an inner-city ministry in Columbus which is run by former Bulldog football player Edward Yeates.
Very comparable to our players and the great things they do for C.S. Mott.
simulating dilithium is like buying pyrite.
Well, I hate to report this, but there are some rumors floating around on the message boards that the "Michigan Robot", may have some issues surrounding his recruitment. It is behind a pay wall (BotBall Insider.com), so I cannot see the entire thread, but apparently, Michigan Robot may have been influenced by an "escort", during some of his recruiting visits to Ann Arbor.
It looks like a couple of Michigan Robotics Graduate students are to blame for this controversy. They created and set up this "escort" with the "Michigan Robot," without any knowledge of the situation by the Michigan coaching staff. They students stated: "We were bored and lonely, and we couldn't get any real girls to talk to us, so we made one ourselves." "And when we heard UofM had a chance to land "Michigan Robot" as a recruit, so we just thought maybe this could be the best way, we could help out the team."
Right now, the coaching staff has is not commenting on the situation, until they can gather more information. Below is a picture of the alleged escort this article is referencing.
Thought this was interesting...
Also didn't realize we had 8 home games next season. Right on...
With the endless CC & recruiting threads, something obvious just struck me. Not only has DB done a great job of not wavering and staying on message, he has also done a great job of maintaining an invulnerable cloak of silence. So often, someone in the office blabs what is going to happen. To be true, this often is caused by someone at the top sharing info with someone who can't be trusted. I think that there may have been some version of this that happened in the coaching search after Carr. (Specifically, in regards to Les Miles.) Perhaps DB learned from that debacle. Regardless, he has done a masterful job of keeping his own mouth shut.
DB's ability to keep his own counsel and keep his mouth shut will pay dividends in various ways. He is sending a clear message to the entire athletic program.
- First, he is a man of his word.
- Second, he will not be swayed by the masses or by media pressure.
- Third, if he is willing to act this way with the football program, no less can be expected all the way down through all sports teams at Michigan.
- Fourth, there are very limited backdoors in the athletic administration. Often, there are toadies or folks behind the scenes who spill the beans. Having a united front and lack of loose lips in the admin is very impressive.
- Fifth, no one in the media can expect special treatment from DB.
I'm reminded of the scene in "The Right Stuff" where John Glenn refuses to cave to media whore pressure from LBJ. By DB taking heat now, and yes, causing some discomfort for RR & for the recruiting world, healthy patterns are being set that will pay significant dividends throughout all sports at Michigan for years to come. I salute him, and have full confidence in the process as regards RR & our football team.
Per Justice Hayes' twitter account, we have more commit(s) on the way.
We bout to pick up some more commits. :)