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RR on Herd next to discuss Tressel
Call Tressel a cheatn' sombitch.
Coaches don't typically bash other coaches, I'd be shocked if he said anything remotely controversial.
Unless you're Earle Bruce.
...wait, what? That was supposed to be him helping? Well, now I'm just confused...
But he is no longer a coach for the time being, probably will never coach in the B1G again, and Tressel IS a cheatn' sombitch
Maximum $362 per week in MI, according to the googles.
Tressel publicly stuck up for Rodriguez during the whole "Practicegate" fracas, so I suspect that Rich will go easy on Jim.
he also beat him 3 times and probably cost him his job....
Colin Cowheard makes Jim Tressel look like Jesus. But seriously this is super-interesting, and someone with acess write up what happened.
You obviously didn't listen to Cowherd yesterday. He started with the I always thought Tressel was above board but...Then destroyed him for his lies and deceit the entire show. It was really refreshing to hear.
Rich Rod has always taken the high road. This shouldn't be any different.
He did say he would of approached the player before sending it to compliance.
He also said there were programs not playing by the rules and he was pushed to give a name and said they are being looked at and that will come out soon.
He thought OSU recruited properly.
I would assume it's a B1G school, so...who else is dirty? PSU?
The SEC laughs at OSU's "transgressions". They laugh even harder when they tell anything to the NCAA.
The Big Ten has absolutely nothing on the SEC and RR knows this. As shocking as it seems, Big Ten recruiting is relatively clean.
I'm going to guess that he's talking about a school in the SEC. I'd have to imagine that he ran into a lot of southern schools on the recruiting trail in Florida, so he'd know what they do.
Just turned on ESPNU and Cowherd said something about a follow up from RR, saying RR was not talking about Oregon or any Big Ten school. I missed the interview but I'm assuming this relates to your second to last paragraph.
I'm still pulling for it to ND. That would make me so happy..
despite not having much to sell recruits on, i.e. a recent bowl win. Why else would so many highly ranked recruits go to ND...
Yes, their fans are really f-ing annoying, and they get overated most years, but put your Michigan bias aside. Nd is a fantastic school, with an incredible alumni network, a football tradition and history that matches ours, the campus is gorgeous, all their games are on national television, they have top facilities, they're playing a game in Ireland next season, and they have a fan base that is nationwide. There are plenty of reasons that any player would want to go to ND.
Rationality has no place in a discussion about ND
I wouldn't want to see ND hit with sanctions. If all our rivals get taken out with sanctions it kinda cheapens things.... I'd rather beat them on the field no sanctions involved.
However, it's about damn time OSU got hit and I hope they get what they've had coming.
The smug feeling of superiority makes it worthwhile.
Please.. be Sparty...
I'm almost hoping it's not MSU. If it were, I wouldn't get anything done for a week. I would just be a mess of hysterical laughter.
On second thought, please be Sparty.
and was just talking to a patient who is also a fellow Michigan fan. I asked him what he thought and his response was along the lines of "If it's MSU, you can stop giving me that chemo shit. I'll tell you what, that news would be the thing that cures me."
I couldn't stop laughing.
1. I expect nothing controversial. If RR has proven anything, he is a master of public coach-speak.
2. RR and Tress are friends, I believe, so I doubly expect him to say nothing harsh.
3. But man, if RR were to come out and say something along the lines of, "you know what, Colin, I am not surprised. This is exactly what I expect of the smarmy school in Iowa - those guys are bastarts, I bhate them with all of my being, and I hope that the NCAA gives them the death penalty - cheating bastarts. Let's see them beat their rivals without playing ineligable or compensated players." Oh, how awesome it would be.
4. MGoCommunity - let's please not find some excuse to turn this into a RR debate thread.
He said that there are some schools out there that recruit in a negative manner, but he did not throw out any of the names. He did say some are being investigated currently and Colin said he thinks RR was referring to an SEC school and Oregon.
I understand RR didnt want to take a strong stance on this is if he returns to coaching this stance could have an effect upon what schools look at him to be their coach.
RR hoping Clemson goes down so he can step in
My guess is that RR just wants Clemson to underachieve next year rather than be hit with NCAA sanctions.
I'd be surprised if a school that "goes down" for major violations hires another coach with a history of violations (whether RR's were a big deal or not, they still exist).
Well, a school besides USC.
The NCAA will investigate and dole out the appropriate punishments. We're all hoping that that means OSU gets a visit from an analrapist, but if it doesn't well, whatever. It's not really our concern as M fans. We should be much more concerned with how our program is represented by current and former associates.
OSU definitely needs an analyst and a therapist to visit to sort everything out.
I just hope RR doesn't dismiss me
How ridiculous would that sound?
The SEC turned in Tressel b/c it is a crime for a player to take anything under $100,000 in benefits.
Anybody? I'd like to hear this.
The most interesting thing that Rodriguez said is that we're going to be hearing more about these programs that recruit negatively against Michigan. Some people speculate that he's Oregon or Auburn, but we haven't gone head to head against those two guys for enough recruits (and lost) for me to think that he's talking about them. He sounds bitter, and that make sme I think that he's talking about Big Ten schools. And everyone knows who the suspects are there. Which makes me wonder what other news is going to break and why we're going to be hearing more about them.