I know there’s an agenda behind this, but, boy, does Cook lay into Ole Miss’ head coach here:
Elsewhere in how Freeze gets work done. Interesting little glimpse inside the sausage factory Freeze is running at Ole Miss from a doofus with money:
An Ocean Springs businessman claimed to have offered his guest house to unnamed college football players rent-free, only to later amend his story. But a source with knowledge of the situation said Scott Walker’s neighbors were told by the renters they paid for a two-night stay at his home last weekend.
Renting his home on a short-term basis would be a violation of local ordinances, and when first contacted by the Mississippi Press Walker said it was “four university players” who were “absolutely not paying” to stay in his guest house.
That raised red flags, because a booster (Walker is an Ole Miss grad and fan) offering free or reduced rent is a clear-cut NCAA violation.
Ole Miss cheats. Hardcore, all the time. That’s how a nobody high school coach with one year at Arkansas State who arrives at a school with a fanbase that mostly still wants a plantation owner as their mascot and zero success in the past 50 years starts recruiting five-stars. I’m resigned to the fact that this will happen forever, and that the correct solution is to let people pay the players without repercussions.
But you run the cheatingest program in the country and you get sanctimonious about your free time? Harbaugh’s just trying to level the playing field out a little bit here. Freeze can take his vacations and come back knowing that an Ole Miss offer has thousands of dollars behind it that a Michigan one doesn’t.
Woof. I think my eyebrows are singed.
StingTalk is a registered message board now? Whatta bunch of wimps.
Sounds like an open invitation for G-Day QBR talk to me. Not that some of us need the invite.
Usually it’s the blogosphere where you find pieces criticizing mainstream media outlets on those occasions when they display an uncomfortable editorial tone-deafness, but in this case, the shoe is on the other foot and I can almost detect a faint tone of glee in the exposure. Although to me, it just seems like another example of how the lines between old and new media blur a little more every day.
It makes me yearn for a simpler time when I could be disappointed by the Washington Post’s embrace of all things boobtastic.
This From The Rumble Seat post about Georgia Tech’s recruitment of Demetris Robertson is about as classic an example of “so you’re saying there’s a chance” wistfulness as you’ll ever read.
Bonus points for “As for how georgia (sic) fits in to Robertson’s recruitment, it’s fairly unclear…”. Yeah, the genius’ offense is clearly a better fit for Robertson’s skill set than any other in college football.
It’s not every day you see a university chancellor’s office get involved in a pissing match with a college football blogger. In fact, I’m hardpressed to think of a time when any school released a statement tagging someone with a cow dung reference as a nickname. (Not that Chip Brown is any paragon of accuracy.)
I’d end this with a bit of “stay classy, dudes” snark, but I think they’re way past that stage already.
Steve Sarkisian has sued Southern Cal for wrongful termination. Not much of a surprise there, I suppose.
But contained in his complaint (see page 8) is one of the greatest things I’ve ever read.
A great moment in the history of American journalism. Simply boobtastic.