at least it's not just us?
Looks like the times have been released for the CCHA Playoffs this weekend. In a change from recent years, the games are Saturday/Sunday vs Friday/Saturday which I am happy about. Games to be televised on Fox Sports Detroit Plus (Sat) and Fox Sport Detroit (Sun). So pumped!!!
OSU vs. ND 1:05 pm
Miami vs. UM 4:35 pm
Sunday final at 2:05pm
I found this article on Randy Shannon and Nevin Shapiro interesting.
It basically summarizes how Randy Shannon warned his players about Shapiro by name on multiple occasions, refused to talk to the guy, and threatened any assistant coach who dealt with Shapiro with an instant firing. There are rumors he had people around town who would let him know if they saw his players with Shapiro.
Shapiro responded with racially-charged rants to the AD about Shannon. It appears the AD and Shannon didn't exactly see eye-to-eye over Shannon's refusal to even talk to Shapiro.
And yet he still had 12 players receive illegal benefits.
Question: Is it always the coach's responsibility when this kind of thing happens? I know we all say the head coach is ultimately responsible, and maybe he is. But with a system this bad and not exactly getting full support from the AD, what is he supposed to do? Leave the job in protest?
I ask because some of the first things to come out on this board after the story broke were "thank god we didn't hire Randy Shannon as DC." Reading this article though, is Randy Shannon such a bad guy? Should he be held responsible?
Per a story from the front lines (http://blogs.palmbeachpost.com/caneswatch/2011/08/17/al-golden-um-had-responsibility-to-tell-me-about-shapiro-situation-if-it-knew/), Da U coach Al Golden is basically saying he had no idea about the Shapiro situation from U officials when he took the job. If true, this may give him an out from the coming carnage to Coral Gables. How this relates to the B1G is that in the past 3 years, Golden has been mentioned as much as Greg Schiano as a replacement for JoePa (http://www.statecollege.com/news/local-news/penn-state-football-al-golden-eyed-as-potential-joepa-successor-bound-for-florida-601675/). When Golden took the Miami job, it was assumed he'd stay there through a Penn St coaching search, but with JoePa showng continued signs of failing health and Schiano's "Rutgers rebirth" showing to be a bit of a facade, would this situation perhaps allow Golden to save face and Penn St admin's to grab him or tell him to cool his heels while they work out the JoePa transition this season?
So, I'm officially confused. Apparently Tate will not transfer to Miami (YTM) after all. Due to personal reasons. It's a short article that doesn't propose what else he would do. Any word on what Tate will be up to?
"University of Miami officials flew to Boston on Monday to meet with Harvard's Tommy Amaker in an attempt to woo the Crimson coach to the ACC school, multiple sources told ESPN.com."
Time to try another U of M I guess...
I've been sitting here watching college football live on ESPN and listening to the thoughts of everyone on the Ohio St/Miami and Penn St/Alabama games. Everyones seems to be picking Ohio State and Alabama to win their respective games. This led me into thoughts of who would I rather see win those games and I ask the MGoBlog community the same question. Do you root for the Big Ten regardless of who is playing or do you stick to your guns about who you truely dislike? Myself living in the south surrounded by SEC fans I hear all the time that "The Big Ten is garbage" which is mostly based on Ohio State's implosion on the national championship/BCS stage of recent years, especially against the SEC. Personally I pull for the Big Ten every chance I get but I won't lie by saying that I wouldn't be happy if Ohio State loses a big out of conference game. I'm pulling for Penn State to beat Alabama but my dislike for Ohio State has me wanting them to lose this game for my own personal sanity. What does the MGoBlog community have to say about this? Do you pull against your rivals no matter what or do you support your conference?