I am an assistant D1 basketball coach and the effects of the 2nd Jihad are showing themselves nationally.
I do not coach in the state of Michigan, nor am I even close to the state, so I had to answer a lot of questions when The Dolphin Puncher threw-up on newsprint. Most of the people here only got their M breaking rules news from ESPN. Very discouraging.
I watched the first half of the Western game with our head coach and explained how Stokes and Hawthorne were taken out of context, how they came to RR asking what they did wrong, and that is why RR was so emotional during the press conference. He said "That's wrong. Just wrong," as he shook his head. I explained Toney Clemons, le dolphin punchaire, etc. to him.
Why does this matter? All of the coaches went over to his house last night to talk about our workouts. We were talking about who we wanted with who, what days, countable hours, changes coming up in the NCAA calender, etc.
Our Head Coach told us this story: He went by the store to pick up some beer on the way to his house and the guy checking him out asked him what he thought of RR and the allegations. He told him that Michigan wasn't doing anything that anyone else wasn't doing and how he's had a ton of support. But at anytime one player can get upset and turn you in, even if the allegations aren't true. Our Head Coach told us we needed to make sure that our guys understand what is countable. He said that we have great kids, but we never know if Player A doesn't get to play enough to his liking then he may become Toney Clemons(he used the name of a former player here).
I think we, MGoBloggers, are all in agreement that nothing wrong happened. We didn't break rules before Rosenberg's article where I coach, but now we have to explain ourselves to our own players? The effect he has had/will continue to have is nothing short of ridiculous.
P.S.: I know that "punchaire" is not puncher in Frencher.