in re: is GRIII on a tear
TWIS is now posted. We feature in there, however Northwestern gets the tears of unfathomable sadness and the lead of the post after their Hail Mary loss. Enjoy the schadenfreude!
Washington State HC Mike Leach made some amusing comments about playing at USC and the Trojan 2 deep roster:
“It’s not the loudest stadium, but there’s some magic here," said Leach. "From that standpoint, I can’t wait to play here again."
A Washington State coach saying he can’t wait to play here again? Is Haden listening? And Leach wasn’t finished.
“These are high-profile players at USC, for goodness sakes," Leach chortled. "They have their Twitter handle next to their name on their two-deep roster."
With waves of boos surrounding them from late in the first quarter until they walked off the field Saturday, the Trojans players are now feeling the brunt of the fans’ distaste for their coach. This was the worst and earliest expression of dissatisfaction by Trojan Nation in recent memory, and it was certainly the ugliest, and it was hard to blame them.
Meanwhile, "Fire Kiffin" chants at LA Coliseum...during warm ups? Kiffykins response?
"You can’t worry about that, it is what it is," Kiffin said of the boos. "I think I heard those before the game started, in warmups, I’m getting used to it."
But should his players, college kids who really aren’t the target of the boos, have to get used to it?
"We’re getting used to playing on the road," Kiffin said with an odd, tiny grin.
While this may not deserve it's own thread, I thought it merited some mention as I have seen many people on the board talking about the OSU verdict and when it will come down. Here's a snippet from the Cleveland Plain Dealer:
Ohio State spokesman Dan Wallenberg told The Plain Dealer Tuesday that the school is still finalizing its response to the employment issue that saw four Buckeyes suspended after Ohio State and the NCAA ruled they were overpaid by former booster Bobby DiGeronimo. Wallenberg said there are no new issues, but Ohio State hasn't completed its report on these violations, which were first revealed at a news conference on Oct. 3.
Once the school submits that response, it will then wait for word from the NCAA. Every indication is that the OSU administration still does not expect a post season ban to be part of any penalties, and OSU coach Luke Fickell said he had no update on any postseason problems. In the last 10 years, five major college football programs were given postseason bans of one or two years.
So Ohio hasn't even finished their report yet, thus making it take even longer and if I had to guess, the better they play the longer it will take them to submit this report.
Well, it appears that Posey and Herron were taking other benefits than just tattoos. Looks like they may have been receiving some money for summer jobs in Cleveland. Read for yourself and let me know what you think:
EDIT: Lawyer for OSU has stated that the eligibility of one of the Tat 5 is now being called into question by the NCAA. This being reported by 97.1 The Fan in Columbus. They have not said if it's Adams, Posey, Herron, or Solomon Thomas.