I did not make this headline up
BTN is reporting that Dantonio said in his press conference that Connor Cook will start and freshman Damion Terry is receiving second-team reps.
Presenting without comment. Have a few blockquotes below with choice info. Click thru for the full scoop. Evidence against Fluker and Bray seems to be the most comprehensive and damning...
I will edit this post as I find additional information, etc.
Five Southeastern Conference football stars violated NCAA rules by receiving extra benefits prior to completing their collegiate careers, a Yahoo Sports investigation has found. The benefits – which in some cases came from multiple individuals – were conveyed to University of Alabama offensive tackle D.J. Fluker, University of Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray, Tennessee defensive end Maurice Couch, Mississippi State Universitydefensive tackle Fletcher Cox and Mississippi State wideout Chad Bumphis.
[Former Crimson Tide defensive end Luther] Davis declined to comment for this story. However, Yahoo Sports was able to authenticate text message records,Western Union fund transfers, banking statements, flight receipts and other financial material linking both Davis and the five college football players. Yahoo Sports also found that three NFL agents and three financial advisers engaged Davis in transactions totaling $45,550. The three agents were Andy Simms, Peter Schaffer and John Phillips. The financial advisers were Jason Jernigan, Mike Rowan andHodge Brahmbhatt.
Break down of the text messages:
Slideshow of documents: http://sports.yahoo.com/photos/sec-investigation-slideshow/
I exchanged a quick text with David today and he did say that the coaches are definitely looking at him at tight end, but haven't ruled out the possibility of quarterback either. In looking back at my questions I asked him, specific position was never really brought up so I apologize for that. Either way, he's getting a lot of attention from the staff and his interest level is high. He's still a name to watch at either position.
Not exactly a killshot aimed at Les Miles, but it does not make him sound very favorable.
As Miles said, "Academics first," he would hold up two fingers. And as he said, "Football second," he would hold up one.
But, here is the money quote. Money qat?
"There was a couple that I would be like, Damn, I don't know how you made it through high school," says Allen. Coxeff recalls a 2003 team meeting in which Miles asked one of the Cowboys to write house on a chalkboard. "He spelled it H-A-S," says Coxeff. "I was like, Oh, my God, how is he even in this room? ... How can someone who can't spell come to a major college?"