Forgot to use the new cover sheet on his TPS Reports.
I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
Forgot to use the new cover sheet on his TPS Reports.
"They come and they go."
J-Mo will always be a hero to those of us who saw him play. He was an incredible asset to the teams on which he played, and the prototype of a certain "#20" two decades later. He was, is and will always be a Michigan Man.
It has to be very hard for a guy, molded in the Bo Schembechler Philosophy, to bite his tongue and be insincere about his feelings. However, it serves no good purpose to lead anyone to believe that there is divisiveness within program or the athletic department. Especially not radio listeners in Columbus. He would have served the program much better by quietly leaving the department when he realized he could not fully and unwaveringly support the current head football coach.
It's impossible to keep from wondering why in hell someone in his position would take the obvious risk of lying, unless the consequences of it being found out who really was at the wheel were so seriously negative that fibbing seemed to be the better option.
He had done it before, said "That's the way it's always been around here," and Brandon specifically said, "It's got to stop. The next one who does this is out, I don't care who it is." I'm guessing he tried the "I forgot" response (hence the "mental lapses" statement). Very popular around our house, too.
as another blow to the country club atmosphere that seems to have pervaded the football program before RR. Everybody is accountable now and there are no sacred cows. Cows belong in East Lansing anyway.
Assuming that the 'car thing' is true, as a new AD being made aware of such a transgression, I don't think Brandon had any other option. Anything else sets a bad precedent in terms of establishing himself and his policies.
Very unlikely that we will ever know for sure if there were some anti-RR factors involved in letting him go, but I doubt it.
It also sends a message about the new regime. If the AD is willing to can a former football star who is still #3 on the all-time career rushing yards list, then everyone is being held to the same high standard no matter who you are.
...To me, this is why (in this MGoCommunity) this is more than just "vaguely" newsworthy and more than just a simple "low-level AD functionary gets fired" story. This speaks directly to Brandon following through on his promises that a) Michigan will do things the right way and b) everyone in the AD will be on the same page.
Oh for christ sake.
If what Brian says is true, WHAT ORGANIZATAION IN THIS COUNTRY wouldn't fire a guy for lending out owned assets to inappropriate people and then committing insurance fraud? Would YOUR employer tolerate that? Mine wouldn't. This doesn't "signify" a thing other than the blindingly obvious.
I think if Jamie were in the Lion's organization and buddies with William Clay, he could have survived this.
But country club... and whole pizza.... and crybabies... and dreadlocks! Will someone think of the dreadlocks!
Agreed. Whether he's a giant supporter or not, dishonesty and insurance fraud should lead to a firing.
"If what Brian says is true..."
It sounds like this was the culmination of a few things.
This sounds like more than firing a guy for lending a car out to unauthorized personnel.
Why don't you just go back to being the x's and o's guy instead of being the INSIDAH! guy? That guy was cool. INSIDAH! guy just wants to "rumor-monger" about former great players.
I don't upvote myself. According to my "Your Votes" tab, I haven't voted on a post in 16 weeks.
what do you bring? Snarkiness?
your snarkiness is similar to the $4 bottle of red wine you brought to a fancy dinner party. unused, possibly offensive, often unappreciated and sitting by itself neglected in the kitchen
Do you have a hard-on for me lately?
I'm like the 4th person you've stalked across the board in the past week.
From a comment made the other day, it seems that Geaux_Blue is a mod now. I'm not sure why, since he rarely seems to contribute much in the way of useful content. But maybe he thinks it's his job to stalk people now.
but i read through every thread to see what's discussed. your angst has been quite apparent as of late
I find his snarkiness like the Bo Merlot served at happy hour at the Earle.
This sounds like aomse sort of oblique insult.
Wait, what am I talking about? I only care about wines named for Michigan legends.
Insulting obliquely? You know me better than that. I much prefer the acute insult.
I would probably enjoy the snark if it was packaged with some sort of contribution. Everyone's a critic.
I've never been to the Earle.
I think this is what chitownblue2 was talking about:
"This sounds like more than firing a guy for lending a car out to unauthorized personnel."
Bingo, part deux.
What boisterous rumor-mongering that is.
would you prefer "unfounded speculation"?
How about "continued speculation in the face of an explanation"?
I'm not taking any suggestions from a wimp who never puts out his own ideas here, just rips on others.
Ah, the "I can beat you up" argument.
...mental wimp, it's the "you never originate your own arguments, just take others down" argument.
Ever start a thread?
Write a diary?
if he'd been canned for that interview alone. The interview reminded me of the reporters talking to the young rookies last year leading them on to answer questions that could then be held against the program. Not being an insider who might have suspected Jamie as anything but a full supporter of the program, to me it sounded like he was trying to give honest answers to questions, and then the follow-up questions kept leading him to more answers that could then be held against him. But if there was an ethical infraction, Brandon is being responsible and appropriate.
"it would be irresponsible not to."
For a long time i have read that everybody knows who the person is who was squawking to the Freep. I like the signal sent, regardless if JM is the leak or not.
I actually had my picture taken with him at the spring game, maybe it's my fault. He didn't lend me his ride though.
I participate on a message board with a dude whose mom is good friends with Jamie. I will also let you all know more details if I hear anything.
I loved it back when he was playing and Bo run a wishbone and 2 wide receivers and threw a lot out of that formation .I remember one game either a bowl game in Hawaii or they were playing them but there was about a 70 yrd touchdown to Bob Perryman down a sideline.I would like to see some of that this year with halfback options with Tate and Denard
Is spot on. This guy had a recession-proof, bullet-proof job, for years. For his "Fundraising" contributions, lets not forget the people behind the scenes and volunteers, not to mention a great Womens and Childrens hospital that sells itself. If a "Brother In Law" position was created in your office, such as Morris', you would cringe.
Morris did a WTKA interview before one of the Spring practices, and he was gushing with praise for Rich Rod. I liked the fact that he was being so supportive, but it almost seemed like there was an element of falseness to it, because it was so over the top.
Although I respect Morris as a great Michigan football alum, I'm kind of hoping that the accident/insurance issue was finally the "just cause" necessary for a firing that has been a long time in the making. This is not because I have anything against Morris, but because I am really interested in the Freep losing all "insider access" to Michigan football.
its not just for lunch any more
the wla has taken over this web site surrepticiously. we have the brain cook sequestered in an assless basement filled with cheese. those mgopoints you THINK you have? fakes. all your points are belong to us.
i don't let no busters test me no more
<i>an assless basement</i>
is kind of big.