Chengelis's feed of the proceedings in Seattle
I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
Chengelis's feed of the proceedings in Seattle
I am so glad we have "real journalists" to sit outside a closed door and report who goes in and out. Wow, what a scoop!
What, no live chat thread?
should we take bets on who posts "Brandon has No Comment" first?
... but I'm beginning to miss the "Who's gonna start, Tate or Denard?" and "Why doesn't Tate have wings on his helmet?" threads.
...is another psychomatt post and they'll be on their way again. Have at it.
The breakfast reporting was exhilarating. They had eggs, no word if it was standard scrambled or omelets. At first it was 11 box breakfasts, then a magic 12th box showed up.
Too bad... that would have been very telling.
/beats meme to death
a junkie for information on Michigan football. As a matter of fact, I thought I couldn't get enough. I was wrong. This just highlights the worst of social media. We forego information for just plain, unfiltered data.
Now, if we could get Delany's tweets . . .
Glad to hear that the Diabetes conference is going well though
"There was recently a round of applause – from the diabetes conference next door"
One of the twitter responses attributes it to Joe Tiller and Danny Hope doing some side fund raising on a sabotage trip.
Joe Tiller testifying? On snake oil as a holistic diabeetus remedy?
Have the twitterists explained why they are in Seattle? I thought that the NCAA and UofM were instructed not to comment on the proceedings.
Why Seattle? It's a little out of the way for two organizations based out of the midwest. No conference rooms in NCAA HQ?
They're keeping a watchful eye on ol' pete
My eyes hurt
Did Snyder and RR have to stand next to each other in the cafeteria line?
That is pretty much what Delany said when asked the question during B10 media days. It is not really anything new.
...Delaney reiteration is news because it confirms what was said at media days is still the case.
Getting beyond tweets, in this Angelique article filed today from the Seattle hotel where the hearing is taking place, she quotes Delaney reiterating what he's said about division criteria and progress toward a decision, the initial championship game decision and future expansion. The only new news from the interview is that the Big Ten is considering the following approach to choosing cities for future championship games:
Delany said that perhaps the Big Ten will look at cities that could hold three championships.
"Next spring when we have more time, dust settles, we then have to think about our men's basketball tournament, our women's basketball tournament and the football championships, and then we can go visit people who have interest, and then make what I would describe more of a global decision about those three events."
Apparently the news organizations are not completely out of cash since they sent reporters to sit outside a room from a private hearing where comments will be pretty sparse.
Oh and Barwis is there with RichRod, can that guy be any more awesome?
Freep headline: Michigan AD attempts to bribe newspapers with pizza
Dave Brandon knows he has to be good cop here. He brings Dominos to the media sitting in the lobby so that this becomes part of the story (and some good news) and a wink and a nod that "we appreciate that you're here as we move forward."
I do feel bad that Mike Rothstein has a gluten allergy, but I am sure DB will file that away somewhere for future reference as well.
I read the thread before I hit Twitter, and I thought the pizza delivery thing was a joke. Brandon as AD is amazing, and probably the best thing to happen to Michigan since '97. 100% pure Colombian Awesome (if I'm allowed to use the phrase).
The more I hear about Dave Brandon, the happier I get that he's our AD.
Also, it makes sense that Barwis is there with Rodriguez since a lot of the allegations deal with offseason workouts and stretching time. But yes, Barwis is the man.
on the total billable rate in that room. I came up with an offhand total of $3,200, per hour. That's a minimal, low-rate estimate. (Four NCAA COI lawyers, at $200/hr. ea.; two lawyers for Rodriguez at $400/hr. ea.; two Lightfoot lawyers (Gene Marsh and Bill King) at $500/hr. ea., as outside counsel for the University; and two general counsel-type lawyers from the University at $300/hr. ea. With travel time and expenses, and with 10 lawyers each having spent 40 hours in the preparation and conduct of this hearing, I'm thinking that this is a minimum, devoted to just this hearing.
$3200/hr. x 40 hours ea. = A staggering $128,000. Add the expenses of the NCAA hearing board members, at about $5,000 x 20 members and staff. And, I suppose, the U-M jet, at about 40k -50k. It all shakes out at somewhere just south of a half million.
Those might be lowball numbers. The rates might be a little higher; and there might be more staff attorneys there.
I just wonder if anybody is emabarassed about all of those legal fees, used up in a discussion of stretching and the job descriptions of Graduate Assistants. I am embarassed for them. I'm not embarassed, certainly, in the brilliant work of Gene Marsh and Bill King. They are there, because somebody has made the claim that this is a serious matter. It's just hard to say this is a "serious matter" with a straight face and without laughing.
but those rules are designed to protect the children!!!!!
look at how many highly educated adults sat in a room for an entire day and talked about stretching. This comes after receiving a very thurough report prepared by the university. How many more questions can they ask?
The other thing that puzzles me is why the meeting was held in Seattle. That's no where near NCAA headquarters and UM.
that the former CEO sends Dominoes pizza to the media. I hope he told the guys at the store, "Make sure it gets the 'special' sauce!'
well, hopefully mr rosenbergs pizza was made by this guy and his friend pookie.
And doors are closed. Looked, for a second, like it could be wrapping in Seattle. But it was just Delany rapping with another person.
The doors opened aaaaannddd...then they closed. No new news.
...hearing while the COI continues to meet:
All from chengelis
- Non-hearing related...Brandon on U-M playing Alabama "Maybe"
- Brandon on if any surprises: "It's not an ambush thing at all. It's not the nature of the process it's very collegial and professional."
- Brandon on hearing: "It was a very fair and thorough hearing ... feel good about fact we were given that opp and the process will continue."
- More Brandon: "We went in there with a lot of confidence and a clear understanding of what our objectives were."
- NCAA's final UM verdict? Brandon: "They gave us wide ranges of time. But that's not for me to announce."
- Brandon: "We're going to go back (to UM), we're going to prepare for a great season were going to get focused on football"..let ncaa do work
I think to say about this is that it's good to see Brandon coming out of the meeting with such a positive attitude. Exactly what I expected to see, but that's somewhat reassuring.
"They gave us wide ranges of time." I don't like hearing that. NCAA probably wants to get more info out of WVU first, even though the rules state the cases are to be treated on an individual basis.
For what it's worth, I think they give wide ranges of time simply because they don't want to say "this is the day" and make it seem like they had already made up their minds. Plus, you say, we should know on such and such a day, it becomes a thing and a thing. The wide ranges of time allows for the "moving forward to the new season" meme to take shape,
...has a wrap up and the official Dave Brandon statement as released by U-M:
Statement from Dave Brandon Regarding NCAA Hearing
We feel that the committee gave us a full and fair hearing today. Our statements today were similar to those we provided the NCAA earlier this summer: We own the mistakes we have made, we fixed some process and communication problems that caused them, and we’re keeping a close eye on this so it doesn’t happen again.
I’m proud of the extra effort everyone has been putting into compliance these past several months. Rich and his staff – in coordination with the compliance group – have been working together to keep us on the right track.
We will await the committee’s decision and we will not speculate about the outcome – we must let the process play out. We won’t comment further on this matter until after we receive the committee’s decision.
We’re going to get back to Michigan now for the start of what we expect will be a great football season.