this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
Don't see this posted here, although it apparently went up at ESPN yesterday. Goes to the question of whether this becomes a national story. Rittenberg says that Hoke will be facing many questions at signing day next Wednesday:
Among things Rittenberg reports that I didn't know was that the U found that Gibbons "engaged in unwanted or unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature, committed without valid consent, and that conduct was so severe as to create a hostile, offensive, or abusive environment."
The biggest question, according to Rittenberg, is when the athletic department became aware of this finding. Among others will undoubtedly be why Gibbons's absence from the bowl was attributed to a family issue.
I just noticed that in the aftermath of the game on Saturday there wasn't an appreciation thread for Brendan Gibbons. Despite his one shaky game at Penn State, Gibbons has been solid for the past two years. Gibbons drilled a 44 yarder on Saturday to extend the game and also made another field goal in 2OT to extend the game, in addition to his two other field goals on the day. Gibbons holds the record at Michigan for the most consecutive Field Goals and PATs made. Gibbons has drastically improved over his four years of playing and is now one of the best kickers in the Big Ten. Brendan Gibbons has improved the happiness of all of us with his many clutch kicks, including on Saturday. Brendan Gibbons, we appreciate you. Go Blue!
More Michigan players on watch lists! This time around it is Gibbons on the watch list for Lou Groza, presented annually to the nation's best placekicker.
Thought it was interesting that Eastern Michigan's Dylan Mulder is also on the list.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKovNO6b4OM 14 minute video put together by a buddy of mine.
I'm guessing Hoke and Gibbons like brunettes after reading this quote:
“Every time we were like struggling in kicking, coach tells me to think about girls on a beach or brunette girls,” Gibbons said. “So that’s what we did. Made the kick.”
I can only hope that Hoke was watching Major League 2 when he came up with this. But hey, whatever works.
Jake Taylor: Rube, you look at Playboy all the time, don't you?
Rube Baker: I don't just look at it. I read the articles.
Jake Taylor: Sure you do.
Rube Baker: I do. I especially like it when they mention the girls' interests, like Betsy loves surfing.
Jake Taylor: You even memorize them?
Rube Baker: Yep. I guess I do.
Jake Taylor: Bingo.