Here’s a tip: If you’ll analogize A. J. Green’s receipt of a thousand bucks for selling a jersey to crack cocaine and Dez Bryant getting hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of jewelry before the start of his junior year to the powdered stuff, the NCAA’s inevitable (lack of) response in the case of the latter will be easier to comprehend.
Monthly Archives: March 2011
From Bulldogs Blog:
… Grantham was in midseason mode when asked what the defense needs to do to stop the run better.
“Tackle the runner,” Grantham said.
For 30 years, John Junker was a glad-handing, canary-blazered shogun of the Fiesta Bowl, the smiling face of that event and its most passionate advocate. So grand was his passion that it overruled his judgment, which is how the 55-year-old came to find himself seated at a conference table, trying to convince investigators there was a legitimate business purpose for the $1,241 he’d charged to the bowl for a visit to a high-end Phoenix strip club on September 12, 2008. (“We are in the business where big strong athletes are known to attend these types of establishments,” Junker said, according to investigators. “It was important for us to visit and we certainly conducted business.”)
I can’t wait to try that line out on my wife.
Between that and the lay-for-play recruiting approach Ohio State took with Stanley McClover, you’d think it’s only a matter of time before some enterprising blogger comes up with a sleaze version of the Fulmer Cup. Nothing illegal, just immoral. Given the current state of things, keeping track of all that might turn out to be a full time job.
In a totally expected development, Texas Tech’s offense last year declined from its Leach-era levels of excellence to the merely mediocre.
… The Red Raiders not only declined in raw statistics, but also in their rank within the conference. This decline was also across the board. After ranking either first or second in completion percentage in the conference in each of Leach’s last four seasons, the Red Raiders fell to fifth in 2010. An even further descent occurred in yards per pass, where the Red Raiders fell to ninth and passer rating where they fell to eighth. Not only did the Red Raiders decline in every significant passing category, but outside of completion percentage, they were below average throwing the football!
If the past is any indication, it’s the quarterbacks’ fault.
Rise and shine, campers.
- According to Houston Nutt, there are four kinds of people – and three of them suck.
- Charlie Weis may believe that charity begins at home, but his former builder disagrees.
- Arthur Lynch is a big dude.
- So how much is a college athletic scholarship worth?
- Yes, Virginia, home-field advantage exists.
- Joshua sees oversigning’s hand in the Auburn pay-for-play story. (It’s a reach.)
- This is why I like David Paschall: “This is the third consecutive spring in which Bulldogs players have pledged that better leadership is on the way for a program that finished No. 2 nationally in 2007 but has since gone 10-3, 8-5 and 6-7.” That’s what you call artfully phrased skepticism.
SPORTSbyBROOKS posts a transcript of a portion of the HBO college sports show that looks like it’ll cause a major meltdown on the Plains. This is by far my favorite part:
Kremer to McClover: “How much was a sack worth?”
McClover: “Anywhere between 300 and 400 dollars. For one.”
Kremer to McClover: “I think in one game you had four sacks, what did you earn in that game?”
McClover: “Four thousand. Against Alabama.”
McClover: “Alabama, a rivalry game.”
Kremer: “More money because it’s Alabama?”
McClover: “Definitely. No other game matters.”
If Jon Gruden says it, it must be true.
… Gruden said if the Florida players do a good job picking up new offensive and defensive systems this spring, watch out in the fall, this Gator team could be very, very good. He said the Muschamp-Weis coaching combination is the best in college football. [Emphasis added.]
I guess Charlie hired the wrong defensive coordinator in South Bend.