in town for free camps
Who do you think has handled their respective controversy better?
I would argue that Goodell has done a worse job at handling his issues: First, he chose to allow a star player to get off with a light punishment for knocking out his fiancé, after, he claims to not have seen the video or even been aware of its existance.
After talking with knowledgeable people, I am more convinced that Brady Hoke will survive the season, and less convinced Dave Brandon will.— John U. Bacon (@Johnubacon) October 1, 2014
Of course, there's always the Brandon Exception: He might decide to depart on his own. Still more questions than answers, however. We'll see— John U. Bacon (@Johnubacon) October 1, 2014
To clarify, as things now stand, I believe UM's Hoke will remain and be evaluated in December. Brandon's future less certain.— John U. Bacon (@Johnubacon) October 1, 2014
As many of you know, Brian was at the rally last night and was interviewed by a few local stations. I saw him on WILX, which I have linked below (can't embed). The Michigan segment starts at 4:30 (Brian is at 6:02).
In Ace's photo it looks like he was interviewed by Fox 47 as well, but I can't find video of that.
EDIT: YouTube video of Brian
The site says live streaming video, but I'm not getting it.
To clarify right off the bat, I do not want to see the NCAA get involved in what is going on right now, because that will only make matters worse for the future. But, I do think that it is pertinent to ask what their role is in this whole ridiculous situation that we now find ourselves in.
Specifically, if the NCAA claims that its focus is on students athletes, their safety, their best interests (which we all know is laughable based on the fact that money > everything else for the NCAA), is there any point at which they could step in and say that the AD, Hoke, and the medical staff at M's handling of the situation on Saturday and thereafter warrants disciplinary action against the university? Again, I don't really want that to happen, because I think that the way that the NCAA hands down discipline does not actually solve any of the actual problems. But even an investigation could prompt the board (which, not sure why they'd need any more reason to be prompted, but at this point I'm not expecting anyone in leadership to step up and make the right decision) to take action against DB/Hoke.
I'm not at all familiar with the NCAA's policies when it comes to student athlete safety, but it would seem that if they are trying to promote their supposed deep concerns for the safety of these kids that they would act when something this outlandish happens.
Sign it, don't sign it, it is up to you. But this exists, and if you have a UMID you can sign it. I'm not longer a student and I could still sign it, so it's worth a try even if you're a few years removed.
I was nervous to start a new thread on this because I rarely post on MGoBlog. I just read. But this seems like something that can get some attention and traction without hurting our players.
EDIT: I do not know how much this will help things, but I'm someone who really dislikes the idea of boycotting games because of the message it could send to our players. That said, if this gets big enough (and it's growing quickly) hopefully a media outlet will pick it up and run with it.