Marvin Lewis calls out RR over handling of Pac-Man Jones

Marvin Lewis calls out RR over handling of Pac-Man Jones

Submitted by Butterfield on November 2nd, 2011 at 6:21 PM

From Mike Florio at profootballtalk:   http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/11/02/marvin-lewis-takes-shot-at-wvu-rich-rodriguez-on-pacman-jones/ 


On Wednesday, Bengals coach Marvin Lewis had a conference call with the Tennessee media.  Reflecting on Pacman’s problems in the NFL, which culminated in a one-year suspension after two seasons in the league, Jones took a shot at West Virginia University and former coach Rich Rodriguez.

“It’s unfortunate a guy could go into college and spent three years on a college campus and not learn some of the things really they should learn,” Lewis said.  “But hopefully he has learned those lessons now.”

Um, really?  Look, I know I’ve got a Mountaineer bias.  Still, I’ll acknowledge that, under Rodriguez, the bar when it comes to problem children was pretty low. "


 

 

 

Moving Picture Pages: Stunting The Veer

Moving Picture Pages: Stunting The Veer

Submitted by Chris of Dange… on November 2nd, 2011 at 5:36 PM

Analysis courtesy Brian, per usual.  Original Picture Pages at http://mgoblog.com/content/picture-pages-stunting-veer.

I apologize for the lack of slo-mo this time around; my video editing SW seems to have a mind of its own and decided 'no slo-mo for you!'  OTOH, my lower-case letters are actually lower-case this time, so there's that.

Setup: Purdue comes out in the Wildcat with WR Justin Siller at QB, which immediately causes anyone who remembers the 2008 game to break out in hives.  Then they realize that Greg Orton and Kory Sheets aren't on the field and they relax a bit.  Michigan tips that they're going to drop Roh into coverage (Brian's original PP says he plays standup, but really he's just late to put his hand down) and stunt Ryan behind Martin (shown by Ryan lining up a yard downfield from Martin).

Wha'hoppon: Ryan does indeed stunt and Roh does indeed start to drop, then he reads the mesh point and heads for the edge to contain the outside run.  Siller reads Demens heading outside as well, so he keeps.  There appears to be an opportunity straight up the middle, as Purdue has two linemen heading downfield and nobody's in the hole...

...except Ryan.  The pulling RG doesn't see him stunting into the hole and chooses to double RVB instead.  The LG does see him but is too far downfield to pick him up.  Ryan gets practically a free run at Siller, and it's only Siller's agility that makes this a regular TFL rather than a semi-vs-Smartcar moment.

Full YouTubage at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzm-mAPvcw8.

Ohio Verdict Update

Ohio Verdict Update

Submitted by SanFrancisco_W… on November 2nd, 2011 at 3:18 PM

While this may not deserve it's own thread, I thought it merited some mention as I have seen many people on the board talking about the OSU verdict and when it will come down.  Here's a snippet from the Cleveland Plain Dealer:

Ohio State spokesman Dan Wallenberg told The Plain Dealer Tuesday that the school is still finalizing its response to the employment issue that saw four Buckeyes suspended after Ohio State and the NCAA ruled they were overpaid by former booster Bobby DiGeronimo. Wallenberg said there are no new issues, but Ohio State hasn't completed its report on these violations, which were first revealed at a news conference on Oct. 3.

Once the school submits that response, it will then wait for word from the NCAA. Every indication is that the OSU administration still does not expect a post season ban to be part of any penalties, and OSU coach Luke Fickell said he had no update on any postseason problems. In the last 10 years, five major college football programs were given postseason bans of one or two years.

 

So Ohio hasn't even finished their report yet, thus making it take even longer and if I had to guess, the better they play the longer it will take them to submit this report.

 

Source: http://www.cleveland.com/osu/index.ssf/2011/11/post_73.html

What did Hoke say on Kovacs at today's presser?

What did Hoke say on Kovacs at today's presser?

Submitted by StephenRKass on November 2nd, 2011 at 2:56 PM

So, was anyone at today's Hoke presser to give a report on Kovacs? I understand the Fort Schembechler mentality, and generally support it, but the Scouts/Rivals sites have Kovacs listed in their teaser, so I assume Hoke said something about whether or not Kovacs will play this Saturday. Who would have ever thought I'd desperately hope he was healthy and able to play!

Advice for the drive to Champaign?

Advice for the drive to Champaign?

Submitted by tk47 on November 2nd, 2011 at 12:40 PM

I'll be making my first trip to Champaign for the Nov 12th game and I'm just wondering if I could get any advice from people who have made the trip there before.  Primarily, I'm wondering what the best route from SE Michigan is.  It looks like there are 2 ways to go: I-94 to I-57 (past Chicago), or I-69 to I-74 (past Indy).  Chicago looks a little quicker/shorter but I'm curious if the traffic might be lighter coming from Indy.

Any random advice on Champaign in general would be appreciated too.  There was a small thread about this a couple weeks ago but there weren't too many replies, nor was there any info about the best route to get there, so I thought I'd revive the topic...

News Flash: Hoke on Donuts.

News Flash: Hoke on Donuts.

Submitted by Firstbase on November 2nd, 2011 at 12:22 PM

I just saw Brandstatter interviewing Hoke for IMF and Hoke revealed that he is a glazed donut fan. 

And get this... NO SPRINKLES! 

Brandstatter quickly added that he likes chocolate covered donuts and isn't a sprinkles guy, either.

I'll let you all speculate on whether Rodriguez is a sprinkles guy or not...

NCAA’s $2,000 boost to scholarship-athletes

NCAA’s $2,000 boost to scholarship-athletes

Submitted by Carl Winslow on November 2nd, 2011 at 10:47 AM

Thursday, the NCAA took a small step toward rectifying this inequity. The governing organization for college athletes gave conferences the ability to give full-scholarship athletes a $2,000 stipend