The last Beckmann thread got locked up and pretty heated, this really has more to do with the after effects of Beckmann's "fried chicken" article. Jeff Moss of DSR has an article with some info that is likely pertinent here as a follow up:
- Beckmann claims to U of M not to have written the article, but merely signed off on another person's writing
- Hoke was livid and wants Beckmann gone lest this affects recruiting
- Dave Brandon and the athletic department wrote Beckmann's apology, the first of which Beckmann rejected in favor of a revised and more mildly worded one
there is plenty of language about developing stories and such, but it seems like there might be more to this story than just the orignal article and apology. granted, Moss is a bit of a a**hole on the detroit sports scene, mostly using twitter to instigate flame wars with the older generation of detroit sports reporters, but i think he knows his stuff and does a pretty good job.
Moss does report that he had an interaction with UofM trustee Denise Illich who was instrumental in getting Greg Henson's career changed for not toeing the company line with the red wings and tigers.
EDIT: i am considering this On Topic because it includes info about Hoke, recruiting and Brandon.
Mod edit: This isn't even not having nice things, this story is just too political for the confines of the MGoBoard. Unless there's some kind of movement from the powers that be, Beckmann posts are going to come down from here on out. JGB.