Nice promo from Jon Gruden.
Can’t hurt on the recruiting trail.
All you need to know about Northwestern’s 55-page opus appealing the NLRB ruling is this one sentence on page twelve:
Contrary to the Regional Director’s findings, Northwestern scholarship football student-athletes are not “initially sought out, recruited and ultimately granted scholarships because of their athletic prowess on the football field.”
Hey, color me convinced.
Trust me, this is the most epic thing you’ll read all day.
As many of you continue to bask in the warmth of amateurism, here’s reality in a couple of sentences:
“If I told you right now the [team] would win the SEC this fall and go to the Playoff, but only if you gave me 10 grand, would you do it?”
“Shit, man … will you take a check?,” the bartender asks. “But if you could really do that, I’d probably get the cash together in a day or two.”
Leave it to Nick Saban to describe the job of the guy who was named the 2010 Rivals.com Recruiter of the Year, made $350,000 a year as an assistant coach at Washington and is the latest addition to the multitude in Tuscaloosa as “… an intern that helps us some in recruiting”.
How badly does professional basketball want to keep early entries out? Badly enough to consider
bribing subsidizing student-athlete compensation.
I do believe people are starting to freak out a little over unionization and the NCAA’s perceived incompetence. Maybe that was Emmert’s plan all along. Crazy like a fox!
Well, now, here’s a surprise: nobody really liked coaching Georgia’s special teams last season.
In previous seasons, the field goal team would have basically just been Friend’s unit and the field goal block team would have been Rocker’s. Other assistants were supposed to help, but it often didn’t work out that way, Lilly admitted.
“I think there was a tendency at times — and I’m just saying this being brutally honest, because I know I fell into it sometimes on the punt team — to where you ended up coaching the whole team,” Lilly said. “You had help, you had guys, but you didn’t use them as well. You know how that is. Guys are all of a sudden (like), ‘Well, he doesn’t need my help.’
“It helps you zero in on more specific things when you know that hey, this guy’s got these specific three guys, this guy’s got those specific three guys. So it’s always been set up that way. But I think everybody trusts their help a lot more now.”
Gee, we couldn’t tell.
It’s nice they’re trying to address the problem, but where the hell was the accountability last year when special teams play was such a hot mess?