...says Denzel Valentine of Big Ten Tourney favorite MSU, which is 5-7 in its last 12 games. Cumong, man.
Not surprisingly Georgia is the feature. I had flipped to that game just as the ball was snapped on that 4th-and-18. All I could do was stare at my TV in complete stunned silence. Then I snapped back to reality and started texting everyone I knew to turn on CBS if they weren't already watching. Unreal.
Here's an interesting Rivals article (link). Highlights!
- Obviously: OSU and Michigan have the best recruiters. You probably know all about Michigan's body of work, but OSU was admittedly impressive in Texas and Georgia. They secured the #1 Texan and took a 4 star running back wanted by Texas/Oregon. They also beat out 'Bama and Georgia for a 5 star Georgian linebacker.
- Also expected: Fred Jackson's recruiting prowess in Detroit is like Nick Saban and Lane Kiffin, but cleaner (This is almost not an exaggeration.)
- Greg Mattison's work all over the country gets mentioned. He's credited for securing Poggi from the Crimson Temptress, but you probably knew that already.
- I think Indiana's continued recruiting successes are the most noteworthy. They pulled a couple 4 star prospects from the Hoosier State--but also a 4 star out of Georgia. Indy raiding the SEC is pretty wild.
- Jerry Montgomery didn't make the list. These things probably vary by year, and I don't think it's a strong indication of anything in particular, but it's a relevant omission for Michigan fans.
- Frosting should come in two varieties: Chuck E. Cheese-style and the kind made with cream cheese. Also, all pie crusts should be made of graham crackers.
Everybody should watch this video of by far the best moment around the college football nation from this past Saturday. Warning: This video may cause the pollen in your room/office to build up.
Since my initial post on this got 6 upvotes to 1 downvote (which was mine), here's an update.
The Board of the Red & Black has folded almost entirely. The person they'd promoted to Editorial Director says he is returning to his role as Editorial Advisor, returning control of what gets published to students. Ed Stamper, who authored the ridiculous memo that prompted the walk out, tendered his resignation to the board.
The victory is not yet complete. The editor-in-chief and another editor will have to reapply for their jobs. Also, the publisher, Harry Montevideo, who last year took home almost 200k from his role at this non-profit 501(c)3 organization, knocked down a journalist attempting to film what had been advertised as an open meeting. The journalist is apparently going to (ask the DA to) press simple
assault battery charges, which looks reasonable from the video the journalist himself filmed and various photos, available here if you scroll down far enough. I'll be amazed if the publisher hasn't resigned by Monday.
The University of Georgia's (formerly) student-run newspaper The Red and Black is in jeopardy after the editorial staff walked out in protest after they lost editorial control. The document outlining changes unilaterally forced on the student staff (available through that link) is, IMHO, extremely unprofessional and, coming from somebody who is supposed to be overseeing student writing and editing, surprisingly incompetent.
This is pretty OT but might be of interest since the Dragas/Sullivan drama at UVA got some attention here. It's also kind of funny to watch print media destroy itself. (This comes after the newspaper cut its publication schedule to once-a-week a year ago.) I'll go ahead and downvote myself now.