MSU shouldn't have spent the offseason eating donuts maybe
I know only about 10% of readers will even care about this, but it is Michigan lax related regardless.
The NCAA has proposed rules changes for the upcoming 2013, the rules will go to the Playing Rules Oversight Panel in September. Here is a link to the article from laxpower.http://www.laxpower.com/laxnews/news.php?story=30895
The highlights are:
1) The addition of a shot clock after the stall warning has been put into effect. A shot is only considered if it hits the goalie, hits the post, or goes in, obviously.
2) A few changes to stick checks, nothing unexpected really.
3) Restarts are going to much quicker; play will start as long as a player is at least 5 yards from the player with the ball. There will no longer be a "grace period" to allow the defender to gain the position.
4) Numerous changes to face-offs in general. The major ones are after 2 pre-whistle violations in one half teams will serve a 30-second technical foul, a player no longer has to leave the field if they commit a violation on the face-off and 4 players must stay back on defense during a face-off and 3 on offense.
5) There is talk of moving players on the face-off from the current 4" to 12".
6) Subs will only occur on the fly, no more horn. Again, to speed up the game.
For the most part I like the proposed rule changes. The majority will make the game more entertaining for TV, faster paced and more emphasis on scoring with the shot clock. The one rule that I hate is moving the face-off guys from the current 4" to 12", I think this will only lead to guys diving down head and neck first to get lower and more crashing together of heads. In a time in sports when we are trying to prevent concussions this rule change seems to be moving in the opposite direction.
So, I was checking the offseason happenings at Insidelacrosse.com, and it so happened that one of the lead pieces today regarded 2015 commitments to my Alma Mater, and Maize& Blue Wahoo's as well.
(yes, in the lacrosse world classes start filling up that early - suffice it to say that those who are recruited that early tend to be the elite of the elite, committing to the elite)
No, Michigan didn't have a commitment in that list of 2015 recruits (did have one in the 2014 update, however.) What is interesting is that of the 4 rising sophomores listed as committing this week, 3 of them had Michigan on their interest list. When you look at who they committed to, and who else they were considering, this is very good company!
If you look at the 2014 and 2013 lists, comparatively few were even considering Michigan. A sign of good things to come? Michigan recruiting a year or two from the next level?
He still doesn't sound apologetic at all and avoids discussing the real issue at hand. He let a monster stick around and harm defenseless children. Instead, he criticizes school officials for attacking the football program. I realize he was elderly and PSU football was his life but he had no remorse for his mistakes.
Looks like Michigan is looking for a new Offensive Coordinator for the lacrosse team next year, as Judd Lattimore announced he's leaving Michigan to return to UPenn. He coached there earlier in his career, and the assumption is he'll play a similar role on their coaching staff.
Definitely a blow for Michigan in the sense that Lattimore is a great coach and offensive mind. It will be interesting to see who Michigan gets in his place and whether they go internal or external for the job.
There is a link to a podcast with coach JP over at Inside Lacrosse. It is about 24 minutes long. I haven't listened to the whole podcast yet but anytime we get more infor about this program the better.