Thursday morning buffet

Rise and shine, campers.

  • Big 12 athletic directors to Mountain West Conference:  take a hike, son.
  • Doc Saturday takes a sympathetic look at Mark Richt’s career to date, and repeats Michael Elkon’s timing meme.
  • At Wisconsin, loose Internet lips sink recruit’s ship.
  • As you read the “yes” part to this point-counter point piece on the FSU appeal, ask yourself this – what is it exactly that Diddy Bowden does these days?
  • The Doc says the Weis wash out in the Notre Dame media guide is overblown, since you can turn the page, but the author of the original story that made the rounds notes in a follow up that Weis’ record is treated differently in the media guide than other coaches at the school.
  • It’s Alabama football bloggers versus Brian Cook, the Rematch.  Pass the popcorn, please.
  • Man, Michael Adams’ $250K under the table deal with Jim Donnan still steams me more than a decade later, but even I’ve got to admit that Kansas State’s former athletic director makes Adams look like a piker with this arrangement.
  • Trinton Sturdivant checks in.
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3 responses to “Thursday morning buffet

  1. Wow, regarding the “Yes” argument about whether FSU’s appeals should be accepted.

    I guess that whole time I was getting my degrees at Georgia and the teachers would make me sign the Academic Honesty Clause on every test I took wouldn’t have mattered if I were a football player?

    This is beyond the football program. This is academic fraud which undermines the mission statement and goal of every accredited institution of higher learning in this country. This goes to the core of complete wrongy wrongyness, if you will. Pervasive academic fraud is unacceptable no matter if it was football players or regular joe schmo students.

    Do I think there’s some truth to the Manny Ramirez should cause the Dodgers to vacate all their wins argument? Yes, I do. But to imply as Bowden does that this is “killing a flea with a hammer” is just plain wrong. Academic fraud is not a flea, it is a damned white elephant in the room.

    • Dog in Fla

      Bobby’s never seemed to be too much into the ‘buck stops here’ thing as far as taking any responsibility for his players’ bad acts.

      Luckily for him, he’s not the captain of a ship or in any other kind of position of authority where he would ever be held accountable for anything.

  2. Dog in Fla

    Seems like Alabama could find enough people to fight with about oversigning among their fine SEC brethren head coaches. Michigan? Is Alabama going out of conference again to try to atone for not showing up for the Utah game?