"It's a lot easier being a drug dealer than an AAU coach" - this guy. Tell me something I don't know. I mean, don't think but have never tried either.
first world problems
So, if you're like me, this has been your thought process over the last few weeks:
"Whoa... the '14 recruiting class could be REALLY good."
"Wait... the '13 class was really good..."
"And the '12 class had a number of really good players who will MAYBE see the field as RS Freshmen this year..."
How are you dealing with the thought that these elite players you're thrilled to death about and are coming in awesome won't even see the field for 3 years for the most part? It's like... my brain cannot handle this.
In brief, five families in Oxford Michigan offered up their homes as collateral to help the local high school pay for smurf turf. The school is coming up 300k short in terms of its ability to pay off the 400k loan, so now these individuals may lose their homes. This includes Bill Keenist, senior VP for the Lions.
Hopefully no one gets evicted over smurf turf (I can't imagine Astroturf would want to get that kind of PR) and the school can pay it off. Also, who puts their home on the block for smurf turf? This isn't Texas people...
The Yahoo Article here lists Keenist as a donor, however the PrepZone Article is more informative otherwise.