The bouncey ball doesn't matter here.
this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
The bouncey ball doesn't matter here.
"... school not many would expect"
It's Purdue. Book it.
really mad at you TJ. Expect him to introduce a Purdue message board poster the next time you see him.
Also, I wouldn't mention Russell Bellomy either. It's still a bit of a sore topic.
Does Purdue have message board posters? Wouldn't that require them having fans?
That eliminates OSU
Are they a a major D-1 team?
Maybe it'll be reported that Charlie Weiss literally ate one of his players while at Notre Dame. It probably damaged their APR.
As big of a fan I am of "Ha, your coach is fat" jokes, sadly, I'm afraid that we are in no position to make them anymore.
Hoke is lovably husky, like a young Chris Farley. Weiss was "that guy needs an intervention" fat.
Oh. My apologies. He's just big boned.
Not the same - Charlie Weis is at least 3 times fatter. And Charlie has the FUPA issue, too.
Plus - Hoke is a big, built guy who has gotten overweight. Charlie Weis is a fat person. A really fat person.
I would describe Weiss as 20 pounds of shit stuffed into a 10 pound sack. Hoke is more of a chubby funster.
funny thng is that CW (IIRC) had a gastric bypass while he was still with NE and he is still that big.
I would describe Hoke as more big than fat. He looks like an old football player. Weis just looks like an obese man.
I stood next to Coach Hoke and had a conversation with him and he is neither big nor egrediously fat. Perhaps my perspective is a little skewed at 6'3 245lbs, but he's not Geroge Perles in his latter years. I remember commenting to myself (I do that a lot) that he "looks bigger on tv."
Someone had to say this but...
It's not us right?
People have been joking about the 3* mafia the last 3 years, and you think it might be us?
It could be. Like someone stated above this is extremly vague. I thought it was something the board would love to discuss so I posted it. With our current problems along with osu having tatto gate I wouldn't think it would be either.
our fanbase is e-savvy enough that i think we wouldve heard something if it was us
Lemme guess....oh I don't know....ILLINOIS!!!! The Zook is cooked.
the did call him 'juice' williams
It's not tennesse? The program is under investgation again, same with basketball and baseball. It seems like the NCAA is doing whatever it can to beat the UT athletic department into the ground.
They got their notice of allegations yesterday. Can't imagine they'd have more allegations come out immediately after. NCAA probably would have waited and packaged everything.
Is there info in it that you can conlcude its not US?
into the ring for Illinois. They aren't a school that would be "expected" to commit violations, I'd classify them as a major D-1 and they have regularly outperformed on the recruiting trail in recent years despite being pretty bad.
ND is a close second for all the same reasons.
With very little to show for it. For instance, Mike White left Illnois after the NCAA put it on probation. While White lead them to the 1984 Rose Bowl, they lost to a 6-4-1 UCLA team, and none of his other teams managed more than a loss in a second tier bowl.
illinois used to get nailed for violations all the time. i would certainly expect it of illinois and especially zook
Where has Rosenberg been on this one?
My money is on Nebraska.
That would make some sense also, but I'm still picking ND.
Oklahoma and Nebraska would certainly fit the bill of major programs that you wouldn't expect. It would also put to rest the complete enigma of how 18-year-old kids voluntarily choose to spend four years of their lives in Oklahoma and Nebraska.
Oklahoma would not be a surprise, they are one of the dirtiest programs in the country. Kids go there because of the benefits and it's not just football players. The whole AD is dirty. I have lived in Oklahoma for over 20 years and Tulsa is pretty decent but the rest of the state is pure hell including Oklahoma City, Norman, and Stillwater.
have never lived in Ohio.
Never lived there but I have spent some time in Ohio and I always thought the two states were identical except one is cold longer and the other is warm longer. Hell Oklahoma fans and Ohio State fans are identical too.
I think ND fits perfectly. They recruit top classes every year and still suck. The fact that they pay players and still suck would be the surprising part.
It would be funny if they were banned from TV. They would lose their precious NBC deal and nobody would want them in their conference. They would have no source of revenue other than ticket sales, which would probably plummet.
You know the payoff is not going to be satisfying at all. Either Western Kentucky gets hammered for one player sneezing during a compliance meeting or Penn State gets a slap on the wrist for running an incest orgy cult.
They don't call it Happy Valley for nothing.
This is what it was
There is a major news outlet that is on the verge of publishing a report that will blow the lid off a major D-I program, and not a school many would suspect................
They are inches away from having all they need to go on it. I would expect something before summer and it will be a bombshell, with names-dates-amounts.
This won't be a message board blog, but rather, a huge news story. But to publish something like that, you better have your facts right. I think they've got it...............
So not the Columbus Dispatch or Detroit Free Press? (Not anything in Nebraska, Oklahoma, or Tennessee either ...)
The Chicago Tribune? The New York Times? Hmmm ...
heard on espn that the only schools with no major violations are northwestern, BC, stanford and PSU; and NW and BC have had point shaving scandals
if i had to take a wild stab i'd say PSU. not with joepa's knowledge of course, but id have to imagine itd be pretty easy to hide from him
Oklahoma; how they keep getting people to go to Norman has been forever beyond me. Boomer Soonered
I was thinkin' the same thing. Why the hell would I ever want to live in the giant field that is Oklahoma for four years if I can go to another top program? I guess someone could say the same about the snow up here.
Granted, history and tradition-wise, they rank as highly as we do, but they don't have Michigan academics and Ann Arbor to offer. As far as football goes, they are very similar from a high-level overview:
Top echelon history, flagship state school in a decent talent-producing state (relatively), next door to a top-talent producing state with a large number of fans/alumni residing there. Ease of academics probably plays a positive and negative role for certain recruits, same as ours can be a positive or negative for recruits (ex: Wayne Lyons vs. Demar Dorsey).
Still, I wouldn't mind seeing Norman burn, if only to even out the absurd amount of cheating there in the 70s and 80s.
why go to norman. simple -- the coeds. it is reason #2 why i went there instead of umich. see signature for reason #1. the school, in Norman, had only 22k on campus at that time, and it was the best looking campus of the three that i visit -- Purdue was by far the worst. so you get the small college feeling at a major university. for those who attended OU for the academics, it was a good school. my dad, a umich ChE grad, thought that it was neary as good as umich. my dad's grad advisor advisor was teaching still at OU. he was still a major force in thermogodamnics (yes, you read that right.) and a great guy -- outside of his thermo class.
okay now for some dirt: yes, most of the football players and b-ball players had special, not in the regular student catalog courses. Marcus DuPree had, in his last term at OU, 2/4 not in my student catalog. I accidentally took a 200 level english course that was a footballl friendly class. I did not know this until after I finished. (...and I works my tail off to get that A when i did not have to; hey, I'm an engineer.) On the other hand, Brian Bosworth had a legit major and a 3.4+ gpa. Waymon Tisdale, a b-ball player and first roung NBA draft choice, and I had the same class; we both got B's in Poly Sci. He too received a degree from OU.
disclaimer: my lawyer/then OU temp president was the one to give the resign today or else ultimatum. And yes, i do have stories of the early 80's sooners which justfied the near dismissal just as the NCAA dropped the hmmer on them in the early 90's.
I live in Ft. Smith AR which gets all of the same weather that OKC gets. With the exception of one day earlier this week we have been in the 60s and 70' for almost 2 weeks. When was the last time that you could count on that weather in the middle of February in Detroit. I understand what you are saying about the middle of a field thing but there are pros and cons to going anywhere.
I hope its not us. My top 3 that i would love to see in order is
ND, Alabama, MSU and OSU equals 4?
ha i know i submited it then i realized how much i hate alabama and their oversigning and decided to throw it in there but couldnt decide which one i hate more and forgot to change it