OT: Ugly situation in Dallas Cowboy player's death about to get even worse

OT: Ugly situation in Dallas Cowboy player's death about to get even worse

Submitted by mGrowOld on December 11th, 2012 at 4:13 PM

An eyewitness at the crash scene is reporting that the driver Josh Brent had to be coerced into pulling his "friend" from the burning wreck:

"I didn't know Jerry in life. I never heard of him, I didn't know who he was," McWilliams added. "But I want people to understand that Josh Brent is not a hero. I keep hearing reports of how he was there to pull his friend from the fire, but he had to be coerced and pushed and begged and pleaded to get his friend out of the fire. And when he pulled him out, he just left him in the street. He didn't tell him 'Hang in there, help is on the way'. Nothing. He just left him there and I want the magnitude of that to be understood."

This report was made public shortly after the mother of Jerry Brown announced she wanted Josh Brent to sit with her at her son's funeral.  I cannot imagine how on earth that could possibly take place now.

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/eyewitness-describes-…

OT: College Football Coaches in High School

OT: College Football Coaches in High School

Submitted by Leaders And Best on December 11th, 2012 at 3:15 PM

Taylor Lewan Named to AP All-America First Team

Taylor Lewan Named to AP All-America First Team

Submitted by Raoul on December 11th, 2012 at 12:31 PM

Congrats to Taylor Lewan for being named to another All-America first team, this time AP. From mgoblue.com release:

University of Michigan football senior/junior offensive tackle Taylor Lewan (Scottsdale, Ariz./Chaparral) was named today (Tuesday, Dec. 11) to the 2012 Associated Press All-America first team.

Lewan continues to receive accolades for his play in 2012. The Big Ten Rimington-Pace Offensive Lineman of the Year and an All-Big Ten first team choice by the league's coaches and media, Lewan also was named to the All-America first team by the Walter Camp Football Foundation, ESPN.com and Athlon Sports and second team by CBSSports.com.

See this AP page for the full list.

College football attendance at lowest levels since 2003

College football attendance at lowest levels since 2003

Submitted by bluebyyou on December 11th, 2012 at 11:52 AM

All of those empty seats we saw in a large number of  non-Big House games this year were no mirage.  College football attendance is at its lowest levels since 2003.  It also seems that our students are not alone with respect to their attendance "issues" of the last few years.

I also thought this piece was relevant in view of yesterday's PSD increases noted on an Mgoboard thread.

Five of the six BCS conferences reported attendance decreases, and per al.comreporter Jon Solomon, the only exception -- the Pac-12 -- was an exception only because Cal left its temporary limited-capacity stadium setup in 2011 for its newly renovated Memorial Stadium.

http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/blog/eye-on-college-football/2…

Note - this was not OT because BIG football was discussed.

OT: Bielema's hand written note to Arkansas AD in Sept re: Petrino

OT: Bielema's hand written note to Arkansas AD in Sept re: Petrino

Submitted by iawolve on December 11th, 2012 at 10:29 AM

I guess this is on the up and up, but it seems strange unless Ark AD Jeff Long and Bret have known each other for a while. I am not sure on that one. I can't imagine Hoke sending a similar note or even considering that fact he should send a note to an AD in a different conference who has fired a coach. FWIW, Long mentioned the note when he annouced Bielema as the HC so it clearly had an impact on him getting a new job.

 

http://www.arkansasexpats.com/2012/12/10/3751908/bielema-note-to-jeff-l…

 

OT: South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore declares for NFL Draft

OT: South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore declares for NFL Draft

Submitted by Dilla Dude on December 10th, 2012 at 5:11 PM

 

@ESPNStatsInfo  "Marcus Lattimore will enter the NFL draft. He leaves South Carolina as the school's career leader in total TD and rushing TD."

 
If true, this is great news. Coming back from a horrific injury to try and make the jump to the NFL was quite the surprise. Using the NFL team doctors to speed up the recovery is a pretty smart idea. You'd think a team would have to take a chance with a player like him, right?

OSU's Johnathan Hankins to Leave for NFL (Now With More Comments!)

OSU's Johnathan Hankins to Leave for NFL (Now With More Comments!)

Submitted by Everyone Murders on December 10th, 2012 at 4:29 PM

All Big Ten DT Johnathan Hankins is forgoing his senior year at OSU and entering the draft.  Smart move from a guy I won't miss seeing at The Game one little bit next year.  I think he'll do well at the next level and sticking around another year would not have raised his stock significantly.

While the earlier post of this got locked down for obvious reasons, it's still board-worthy news.  Comment away!

http://m.nfl.com/news/0ap1000000109225/jonathan-hankins-announces-intention-to-apply-to-nfl-draft/