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|3 weeks 6 days ago||Failing orientation||
Morning of day 2 of freshman orientation: basemen of east quad. We're all sitting around in our group and there is this new guy sitting in a desk just sawing logs like crazy. We ask who the new guy was. "Oh that's willie Mitchell, a huge new basketball recruit. He's doing orientation over again because he slept through or skipped too many orientation sessions the first time around." You don't say...
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Great point||
Deflating the ball for seven years and NO ONE has complained until now. Either it didn't happen OR its a common practice and no one wanted to call out the Patriots in fear of exposing their own team.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||False||
That's actually quite false to say that kids go to JUCO's because they can't meet NCAA standards for eligibility.
Again, this might apply to all sports, not just football, but JUCO"s are a great way for a kid to develop with some solid coaching and attention, learn how to grow up a bit, and maybe catch up by competing for a few years, when maybe they were a bit behind their peers in high school.
In a number of sports, this is what college coaches are looking for. Kids that have proven they can a) handle college life, b) have continued to develop and compete, c) are able to step in right away and compete. This is a huge advantage over incoming freshmen who might not be able to do any of the three listed above.
As for KU and KSU, they have a very extensive JUCO system, much like Texas and California, so I'm not surprised that both KSU and KU use JUCO's like they do. Those kids coming out of Kansas schools get to compete with kids from around the country and get up to speed to be D1 athletes.
Sure, are their a lot of guys who need help to qualify - sure. Are some of them just kids that didn't mature as fast, and realizing they are in the middle of nowhere Kansas or wherever, they might start taking studies seriously, sure.
But lets not make widesweeping generalizations regarding kids in junior college.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||slight correction||
When have we fallen behind in track and field? US sprinters and field event athletes can and still compete with the best in the world, and usually win (okay, with the exception of one Usain Bolt). And in the longer races, American runners, both male and female have become competitive and are actually beating Kenyan and Ethiopian runners, FWIW.
But there is a strong point to be made about individual sports needing Americans to win for Americans to care.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||The landscape is changing||
Yes, college football is a different experience than professional sports, but college football is still about entertainment. At Michigan, it has been and still is entertainment that is based on ritual and tradition. But ritual and tradition are losing pull in our culture rapidly. We have an entire generation that has been raised on electronic devices and quick, rapid forms of entertainment.
The Michigan experience is amazing. For us who grew up in a simpler time. We go to the game, we tailgate, we walk to the stadium, we watch the game, and we go home. But that could be anywhere from a 4 to 8 hour ordeal depending on traffic, tailgating, etc. For kids who entered college in the last decade, to those who will continue to enter, they will rapidly become a significant portion of the fan base. They are very commercialized and see this as the norm. They need quick entertainment.
I remember when people complained about putting video scoreboards in Michigan stadium because it might take away from the game experience. In fact, I found myself sometimes lulled in my attention knowing that there would be a video replay if I missed something.
I guess my point is this, we are seeing a shift in how the public and even those who went to Michigan view the experience. I think Lochmann understands the reality of college athletics all to well, that it is just one of many experiences people can have on a Saturday afternoon, and that we, as Michigan fans, are forgetting that the world is evolving around us. At some point, the great traditions that are in places like Michigan and Notre Dame will not be able to sustain an overly commercial, short attention spanned, consumer driven fan base that wants the same things whereever they go.
It's not a question of if Michigan stadium will have advertising in the stadium, it's when, and how will it have.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||Surface level analysis when Brian wants who he wants||
Someday, Tom Herman might prove to be a very, very successful head coach. He might even end up being a better success in the long-term than whoever Michigan hires soon, but right now, he's not the right man at Michigan.
In justifying the hiring of an assistant coach at a power 5 school, Brian tosses out a number of names to try to support the notion that we might not necessarily need an experienced head coach. The analysis is surface level at best, and doesn't reflect our situation at all. Michigan has struggled the past two hires, yet still has had one of the most electric players in college football (Denard) and has a BCS win in the midst of a mediocre stretch of football. Translation: we never became irrelevant. Michigan football is still big news, and if the wrong hire is made, we will sink further and really, really become irrelevant, not to mention continue futility at the hands of OSU. The new coach needs to be ready to handle the realm of being a head coach. In fact, it's one of the biggest knocks against Brady Hoke - that he wasn' head coach material at a major program, and this isn't a job of on the job training. The next coach needs to come in and win quickly, needs to be savy with the media, and needs to do things the right way. He can't come in and shred documents, screw up paperwork leading to an NCAA rules violation, or anything like that. He has to be pretty damn near flawless. It's just the way it is.
When you look at the list that Brian provided that supposedly supports the idea that assistants with no head coaching experience can be successful it seems solid. But lets look at most of the supporting evidence to see that it isn't.
Bob Stoops: Bob Stoops had been a high level assistant coach under two legendary, highly successful coaches Bill Snyder (1989-1995) and Steve Spurrier (1996-1998) at programs that became high profile. Oh, he also was a GA and position coach under one Hayden Fry. That's an impressive group to learn from. In addition, he took over a storied program, Oklahoma -but one in a much different situation than Michigan is in now. Barry Switzer left after 1988 with the program beset on all sides by trouble. Oklahoma burned through three coaches in between, Gary Gibbs (44-23-2 - no higher than 3rd in a conference), Howard Schnellenberger (5-5-1) and John Blake (12-22 no higher than 4th in the B12 SOUTH). That's 11 seasons with no better than 4th in the conference. 11 years, and this after Switzer had gone 55-5-1 over the prior 5 years with 1 MNC and 3 top 5 finishes. So clearly, Oklahoma was desperate and beyond a cross roads. There crossroads were set. If Stoops failed, well, it was par for the course at this point. We've struggled, be we're not that bad ...
Charlie Strong: Experience as a DL coach at Notre Dame in the 1990s, then worked as a DC under Steve Spurrier and Urban Meyer in the SEC (South Carolina and Florida). So he had significant experience in major programs (ND and UF) and worked for multiple high profile coaches. Then, he got head coaching experience at ... the 'Ville. That's right, Louisville, a Big East school. This wasn't a pressure cooker. The school was in the Big East and Kragthorpe hadn't been successful there ... but the resources and ability to dominate a post Miami/BC/Syracuse/VT Big East wasn't too hard. So he learned at a middle of the road Power 5 conference school. Winning immediately and facing huge scrutiny wasn't necessarily one of his challenges. Let's see how this plays out at Texas.
Jimbo Fisher: QB coach at Auburn (undefeated season to boot), OC at LSU under Saban and Miles, OC at FSU under Bowden. That's 4 major programs and 3 pretty successful coaches. High pressure situation to succeed at FSU, but he'd been there.
Bielema: Had a very successful program at Wisconsin and was groomed for that job. He also was a DC under Hayden Fry at Iowa and Alvarez at Wisky ... so yeah, he had big time experience under two very, very successful coaches (and a bit under Ferentz). Not similar to our situation either during the hire. Keep big OL, a mobile QB and fast running backs and you'll win.
Bill Synder: Groomed under Hayden Fry and walked into a situation where he had nothing to lose. If he lost big - well everyone did that at KSU. He milked JUCO's out of Kansas' very successful JUCO system, played cupcakes and as Oklahoma and Colorado weakened, he filled the void to contend with post Osborne Nebraska. But how would he have done in a pressure cooker instead of a no lose situation.
Richt: A decade of amazing success at Florida State, working with two Heisman winning QB's and a number of other high profile gunslingers. A few national titles, and walked into Georgia. Yeah, not the same pressure cooker situation, nor the need to win immediately with all the attention.
Tom Herman: 3 years OC at Ohio State under Urban Meyer. Prior - no experience with other high profile coaches. No other power 5 schools. Pressure cooker at Michigan - about as high as you can get.
If you don't see how he doesn't compare favorably to the other elite assistant coach to top Power 5 school hires, well, you just don't get it. He doesn't have the pedigree nor long term exposure to big time coaches and big time schools to make it worth the risk. Find me an assistant with exposure to multiple big time coaches at multiple major programs and then turn down the heat at Michigan and I might be interested in an assistant coach with no HC experience.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||Watching alabama the past few years||
If you have been paying attention, team can and so score on Alabama. It's called going deep on them. If your quarterback moves around and gets outside of the pocket and goes deep, the 'Bama secondary goes Derp .. Derp and gives up big plays. We experienced it a bit when we played them a few years ago, and nothing has changed.
Watch the game against Missouri, while it was their only offense, going deep against Alabama showed their weakness. Now, you hit a couple of big plays, they make adjustments, and suddenly your solid running game starts to become more effective.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Todd Graham - Mercenary???||
I don't get the catagorization of Todd Graham as a job-hopping mercenary?
He spent a year at Rice and went 7-6. This, a Rice program that, despite dropping from the SWC to the WAC, to CUSA, had averaged 4.7 wins/year under Ken Hatfield, had only 3 winning seasons in 12 years, and is the second smallest D1 school. So when the time came to move up, he did. Again, I look at the Gary Blackeney situation at BGSU. If you stay too long at a small school, not only do you end up losing your opportunity to move up, but you might see other schools catch up, and you get wacked.
He spent five seasons at Tulsa and did about all you could do there. Nothing wrong with that.
At Pitt- this is where the controversy starts and is highly blown out of proportion. The reality is he was hired late after Pitt had to part ways with Mike Haywood because Steve Pederson (yes the guy who fired Frank Solich and replaced him with Bill Callahan at Nebraska) had fired the Moustache even though Pitt tied for the Big East title and then didn't check out Haywood really well. So while Todd Graham might have wanted the job, I have a feeling when he got there, he realized what a sh!t show Pitt was.
Also, lets keep in mind that prior to his departure, a number of his staff, which had been with RichRod at WVU and Michigan, left after the regular season end to go join him in Arizona. So, here he was at a shitshow school, with a baffoon of an AD (Pitt is around .500 since then) and his staff departing for arizona. He had ASU calling, they refused him the right to talk to ASU (douche move), and so he took matters into his own hands.
Yeah, the players were pissed, and he did text them, but sometimes you don't get a chance to meet with them in person. I believe St. Hoke also did this at SDSU, and I think we know he cares about his kids (so much so he didn't want Michigan to play SDSU that next fall).
You can argue we have a well travelled coach that has had plenty of short stops along the way in John Belein, but no one seems to call him a mercenary. (again, I don't question his character at all). But I do think we look at Graham and forget that he a) wasn't Pitt's first choice, b) bailed Pitt out allowing them to have a big name hire to cover up for there poor firing of Wannsted and botched hiring of Haywood, and c) his staff left immediately to join RichRod.
Just a thought.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Hindsight and maybe a bit of emotions||
When I continue to see the love that Hoke's players had for him, the continual stories of how he helped mold them, remembering back to tough decisions like sitting Fitz for the entire Alabama game (and the comments he made to the media about the fact that someday these sons will be husbands and fathers ...), I really think we had something special in Brady Hoke that is so rare in college football, or any big-time athletics.
I realize that it's important to win, but the job he did with making these men better ... amazing. Sometimes I wonder if his conduct and the way he cared about the university, and sought to do things the right way, if that maybe didn't merit another year, where you'd be more prone to fire someone who was about themselves, always complaining, and getting investigated for NCAA violations.
Make no mistake, going to the football banquet had to have been very trying for Hoke. It's his dream job, it's a place he loves, and its only a week after they dismissed him. Few coaches would show up, definitely not his predecessor.
I hope our next coach is an excellent coach, but an even better man. That his will to win is only exceeded by his will to be a father to young men who need one, and to help guide these men through a period of significant change in their lives.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Sean and cheese toast||
When he was on WDFN in the late morning hours (translation - when few were listening) he was quite hilarious. Not the best with his sports opinion, but entertaining, and yes, he did need someone to aggitate him or to aggitate himself.
He used to play a game that required you to get 3 questions in row correct to win. Besides almost always throwing in questions about the Canadians, when running out of time to get a winner, would ask the callers for one ingredient of cheese toast (otherwise known as Grilled Cheese). To this day I'd laugh at how many callers would get this wrong ...
As for sports, meh, I wouldn't take much with his opinions.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||UCLA should be >> Arizona teams||
UCLA is in a beautiful location in Southern California. With proper recruiting, prestigue and the playing in the Rose Bowl, this school should easily be 9-10 wins a year and challenging USC for the Pac 12 lead. Compared to facilities in Tempe and Tucson, and heck, Tempe and Tucson, UCLA is much, much better.
Word out here in Pac 12 country is that Mora, as a competent coach should have won the Pac 12 south this year, but lost to schools he had no business losing to. Combined with the soft wins versus dreadful Colorado, and improving Cal (which you still shouldn't lose to), and it's no surprise that no one in the Pac 12 is hailing Mora as a great coach. The coaches in this conference who everyone thinks has done a great job are Graham, Rodriguez, and of course, everyone is always talking about Mike Riley doing more with less than everyone (lets see what he does at Nebraska).
I'm underwhelmed with Mora as a pro coach, his college track record is very thin, and is one of those candidates that makes me think, meh - should have given Hoke one more year.
Patterson, Mullen, Richt, Pinkel, Briles, Fitzgerald, Cutcliffe, Johnson, and Whittingham, with all their warts and unlikelihood to come to Michigan would still be better than Mora. Maybe even the horror, Schiano too.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||All he needs||
All he needs to do is start each answer with, "Well ..."
|17 weeks 3 days ago||RichRod Competent?||
I am beginning to believe that most of this board has forgotten the RichRod years. Now living in Arizona, let me explain one common theme of Rich Rodriguez. Anytime things went wrong for him in a game, he had that look on his face like he was about to wet himself. Go watch the Pitt-WVU game in 2007 when Pat White got hurt. The whole game he looked like, "What do I do, what do I do? Why is this happening to me ..." Which is what he constantly seemed to say during his years at Michigan (per JUB 3 and Out).
The 2008 and 2009 teams were god awful and worse in many ways than this team. In 2009, when we lost, we got wacked, and weren't even in the games. Revisionist history sucks, and Angelina should know better.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Consistent nails put into his coffin||
People are forgetting that Nebraska has flirted with parting ways from Pelini in the past. There were the tapes of his ripping the fan base, the consistent truculance toward the media, his temper tantrums on the sidelines, etc.
All of the above are tolerated when you are winning, or the hope that you'll break through and win the big ones still exist. But by year 7, it was clear that Pelini was much like Solich - good enough get 9 - 10 wins a year, but not win a title and get blown out by the best competition. Of course, that was always the knock on Tom Osborne until the mid 1990s.
Anyhow, there decision was made over the course of years, not just a few games or days. The Hoke decision isn't a simple no-brainer. How he's fired might even affect how attractive this job is to some of the former players who are candidates, as well as some of the up and comers from smaller schools who might think twice about how we depose of Brady Hoke.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||Ignorance is bliss||
Really? Go look at Hoke's offense at Ball State and SDSU. When he had competent line play and decent quarterback play, his offenses were explosive. Nate Davis tore up college teams including Nebraska and others.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||Happens at least once a week ...||
Somewhere at the highest collegiate level. I've been watching football for about 30 years and seen it more often than you claim.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||True||
About sums it up
|19 weeks 3 days ago||UW > UM right now||
How is Wisconsin NOT a better job right now.
1) Program stability: Wisconsin has had 3 coaches since 1990 and the last two have been to multiple Rose Bowls. Alvarez was considered one of the best in the country, and if it wasn't for Lloyd Carr, he'd probably have had more than just Rose Bowl wins (we owned him while everyone else in the B1G struggled against Barry).
2) Consistency: Over those three coaches, Wisconsin has relied on a very stable formula of strong offensive line play, running backs who can follow blocks, and consistent defense. As long as their quarterback play was better than a dead stiff, they were a 9 to 10 win team and always in the hunt for a conference championship. Again, this is more than Michigan can say over the past decade.
3) Expectations vs. Reality: This is part of the quality of a job. Michigan fans have become delusional over what can be done. Tantilized by a football past and reality that no longer exists, we expect to run over the B1G every year like Bo did. But we don't have unlimited scholarships, the state and it's football talent is in decline, MSU has risen, as has Wisconsin, and Ohio State will almost always be good because they are the only show in a state that is football rich, even in a declining rust belt. Meanwhile, Wisconsin fans are a bit more realistic - which means an off year or two won't lead to everyone calling for your job, or laughing at you for clapping or not wearing a head set.
4) Your athletic director is the football coach who built the damn program. Translation, yes, that's a lot to live up to, but he knows what it takes to make the football team successful. Other athletic directors can do a good job overall, but might not understand the specific support the coaching staff needs. Alvarez does, and seems to do it without interference. That's key! Meanwhile, Michigan continues to move through athletic directors with limited athletic experience, and eventually, the CEO as AD doesn't work, because they need to understand how athletics works internally.
5) Madison is a great town, even in winter. It's not inferior to Wisconsin, and again, Wisconsin isn't a state in decline. I love Michigan, but Detroit has hit rock bottom. It might be approaching turn around status, but Wisconsin hasn't been hit like Michigan. Advantage Wisconsin.
When you start looking at it, the only advantage that Michigan provides over Wisconsin is alumni with deeper pockets and tradition, that anyone under 30 knows little about. Our last national title was 1997 - when I graduated from college. That was 17 years ago ... in today's world, that might as well have never occurred.
Sorry, Gary Anderson, with no natural ties to Michigan would be making a lateral move into instabiltiy, whereas he has a prime program with stability and no reason to risk it.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Fire Hoke in hopes of what?||
Okay, don't support Michigan football anymore. Fine. But the one question everyone keeps forgetting is this: Who is out there that would be a better hire than Hoke that you KNOW you can get.
This is the scenario Michigan fans are ignoring or are just delusional with. Look at most of the major college football hires over the last decade and ask - who got their big splash hire? Or how many had to settle. And how many big splash hires actually panned out?
USC has twice hired since Carrol left for the NFL. Hires: Kiffy-Cakes and Sark. Neither very impressive - but rather, lets go and hire a former Carrol assistant and hope it works out.
Texas fired Mack Brown and got ... Charlie Strong. This is one of the premiere jobs in all of sport, and no offense to Charlie Strong - not the big hire the fan base nor alumni wanted. Swing and wiff.
Miami - Well, they used to be good, but in their two hires since firing Coker - Randy Shannon and Al Golden - coaches who had ties to the U - but not a homerun hire.
Oregon - I know the timing wasn't great, but they were essentially forced to hire within. This is basically a school where money has become no object and uniformz galore. Yet they hired an assistant on the staff. Swing and miss - they still can't get over the hump.
Penn State - James Franklin. That's it, the coach at Vanderbilt. Meh.
Tennessee - Lane Kiffin and Butch Jones. The first all flash and no substance. The latter, meh.
Notre Dame - Brian Kelly. So you essentially hired a former D2, MAC and Big East coach at minor schools. Not the big hitter they hoped for.
The home run hires: OSU - Urban Myer. But this was as much fortuitous as it was anything else. Urbz gives up on Florida a year later or earlier, or Tressel survives one more year, or Fickle is even halfway competent and this never happens. Lucky. Urban was out of a job (how likely was that to happen) and Ohio State needed a coach. Besides, if things went differently at Penn State, it's not crazy to think he'd be there.
Alabama - Saban. Lets keep in mind, they lucked into this too. Saban had turned them down, repeatedly. And in the meantime, who accepted the job - Rich Rodriguez. And then he pulled out, and that gave them one more shot at Saban. But prior to that, look at the struggle they had landing a big time coach.
Arkansas - Landing Bielema was a bit of coup at the time. 3 straight rose bowl appearances. But it took how many years for him to just win his first SEC game. So much for the big splash.
UCLA - Jim Mora, Jr. - he was a pro retread. Yeah, nice, but not splashy or a huge name.
Louisville - Petrino. Uh, who else was going to hire him out of WKU after the mess at Arkansas and the Atlanta Falcons. And the way he left the 'Ville the first time.
The bottom line is this, Harbaugh probably isn't coming. Miles isn't coming. Stoops isn't coming. Neither is Mullen, nor Patterson (he's a Big 12 coach now - he has a seat at the big boys table), nor Briles (not while Texas is down), nor any other big names. So which mid major head coach is up to the challenge, and that you fans won't go all Hoke on?
Hoke gets another year. Yeah, he might suck, but it provides a bit of a chance for some more stability in the program before a change. It allows a new AD to really get an idea of what are the main problems with Michigan football (like the university, a decaying population base and wealth base in the home state, and a challenge recruiting football players and top faculty to a crumbling location), and then make an intelligent hire.
Another year of Hoke is not as bad as going for a home run hit, striking out badly, and then limping to a mid major coach who is as bad or worse than Hoke ... killing this program for another decade.
Besides, even if Harbaugh came here, who is the say he'd stay more than 4 years, or that he wouldn't alienate everyone in four years (winning or not)?
|20 weeks 1 day ago||Saban claps||
After good plays and mistakes like a special teams player running into the field late - Nick Saban claps his hands. Fire him now!!!
|21 weeks 6 days ago||Failed NFL coach||
Yeah, USC agrees with you after the Pete Carroll experiment.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||Do some research on NR sports benefitting the university||
I'm not surprised to see ignorant comments about non-revenue sports perpetuated on mgoblog, but that doesn't stop me from commenting on them either.
Non-revenue sports are a recruiting tool to the larger mission of the university, which is attracting the best possible students. By offering competitive varsity athletic opportunities, you and attract and retain some very bright, engaging and successful student-athletes who might have decided to go elsewhere for their undergraduate education. Competing at division 1 athletics, regardless of revenue-generating or non-revenue generating athletics better prepares you for balancing the complexities of post-graduation life, and helps improve connections and obtaining desirable jobs.
Therefore, having successful non-revenue sports gives Michigan an advantage of recruiting the female athlete who has a 34 ACT, 4.5 weighted GPA, and is a standout cross-country/track and field athlete who wants to study civil engineering, over say, Northwestern, which barely offers a program, or Rose Hulman, in which her athletic career would essentially come to an end. When she graduates, with an engineering degree, and starts working, her ties to the university will be stronger than many of the general population at Michigan because of her athletic experience - therefore, more likely to make donations and contributions to the University.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Michigan Brand||
The jersey's were okay. The striping on the numbers were a bit different, as were some of the other effects. The Blue pants were okay ... but here is my biggest concern,
Watching the game, I couldn't tell if that was Michigan out there, or the University of Toledo, or some other blue and yellow school. Lost in this whole uniform craze thing is the distinctive look of a school.
We played Penn State. Penn State has had that classic, sharp, nothing changed about it look for decades. Why not just have us match up with them in a classic looking game. If you're playing a school that doesn't have the same tradition, then sure, maybe that is a game to trot out something new. But when you play a school that is steeped in a traditional look, or a traditional rival, why do you think you need some new uniform that ultimately detracts from the clear recognizable look of the team.
Just a thought.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||It can be done||
I ran briefly at Michigan, and there have been a number of XC/TF athletes in engineering. And for these athletes, you need to consider they are in competitive seasons from September - November, and then January - May; essentially the entire academic year. So there is no offseason.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Getting there||
As a coach, the recruiting process is quite interesting. As a 17/18 year old, you better have been getting your name out there early and often. You don't hold all the cards, they still hold many of them. Often, a recruit becomes more desired as more schools start to get to know them. Their ability might not have improved, but one of the big rules of recruiting is - if you lose, you better lose with the guys everyone else wanted, not the guys no one else wanted (you'll get more time if you demonstrate you're a good recruiter than if you don't).
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Wrapping my head around it||
I can't begin to imagine how anyone could pull a U turn on a freeway and then head up an on ramp - and then manage to collide with another vehicle. Not only must alcohol or other controlled substances be involved, but they must be the worst driver ever.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Still haunts me ...||
Freshman year. Up 26-14 in the 4th, crowd shouting overrated and singing Goodbye to Colorado ... 3 runs and a punt for multiple possessions, rush only 3 on the final play - knock the damn ball down!!
|2 years 4 weeks ago||Bad things happening - it already has ...||
I believe there were two incidents in the late 90s/early 2000s involving Nebraska football and Miami (OH) football players walking off the field as the crowd stormed it. In both cases a player, having lost, ended up striking fans (of course they were drunk) who were charging the field and intimidating them.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||40 times||
Are quite inaccurate of a measurement, even at the combine. As a track guy, I laugh at the measurement. The NFL has what it needs, he's fast. Then you look at the tape and see how explosive he is, and the ability to run away from everyone on the field.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||A big issue||
Alone this isn't a huge story unless your a UT grad and want pristine heroes. However late last year UT suspended their long time, very successful women's track and field coach just months after giving her a huge raise. She was let go at the beginning of the year just prior to the indoor season based on a consensual relationship with an athlete. She has since considered legal action vs. Texas (probably will claim discrimination based on her race, gender and sexual orientation).