FWIW, a buddy of mine played for Beamer in the late 80's/early 90's. He described VT as a house of cards. Beamer will not hire folks who are from outside the program because he wants to keep the infrastructure in place. And 20+ years of this mentality have greatly impacted the program in a negative way.
If Schlagel didn't get him Punchy Donovan had him dead to rights.
Had a 7:30 AM recitation on Fridays one quarter. Attendance mandatory.
Thinking back on it now I still shudder.
The dude was a powder keg and 11W was more than patient with his antics. The last few months he has been unraveling. Don't miss him at all...
You must be a blast at parties...
Bowden is not the coach of FSU, it is Jimbo Fischer but he is a slimy piece of shit, too.
It would be nice to get the W against Crean and their entitled fans. Hope the Schott is rocking tomorrow!
The Beyoncé line is beyond stupid for someone in his position. Or anyone who is a fan of TTUN.
I almost feel bad for their fans.
Living in ATL I am obviously surrounded by SEC mouth breathers. But it also has allowed me to meet several UNC alumni and they are, without question, the most arrogant, self absorbed people I have come across. They actually make TTUN's fans tolerable (kind of...).
This "scandal" has done nothing to take their pious-ness down a notch. Zero humility.
I was a fan of Roy Williams at KU. But since he has been UNC's coach he encapsulates their smugness.
There is soooooo much smoke here that something has to come of it. Blows me away the WWL has ignored it this long. Maybe this is the turning point? But I doubt it.
Big difference, to be sure. That said, Brandon/Hoke stated that back-to-back roadies in East Lansing "were no big deal."
Hubris, ladies and gentlemen.
Great article. A nasty D will take the pressure off of an inexperienced O line and allow them to mature.
Love the trajectory of the program.
One big difference is that Tressel would have taken ten paragraphs to say the same thing as Meyer did in two sentences.
The 2009 USC game was the tipping point for me doubting Tressel-Ball. Clearly the superior team lost and he gives zero substance in his presser.
If UFM had been in that same seat imagine the candidness...
Actually, we prolly would have won the game. Love Tress and all he did but man was he frustrating at times.
///covers head while waiting on bludgeoning from Tress die-hards
While I am sure the lunatic fringe in C-Bus gave him trouble there are other reasons he relocated. His wandering eye being the main one.
It looks as if he is asking the bench if he can come out and the Flyer got in his way.
Apples and oranges. IU's entitled fan base makes it very easy to enjoy their squirming. Crean is a toad.
PSU, otoh, doesn't give a damn about bball.
The sting of not making the NCAAs hurts the Hoosiers much, much more.
I know Vandy dropping their game with us has been beat to death but the Rittenberg article would indicate that SDSU replaced the Commodores, not FAMU.
Now, I am getting on in years but I distinctly remember reading "Gene replaced Vandy with FAMU" and dropped the ball in getting a tougher opponent.
So, am I "mis"remembering?
Sanders walked on the balls of his feet, never letting his heels touch the ground, whenever I saw him on campus. I tried it one day, criss-crossing the Oval going to classes. My Achilles and calves were in agony for at least a week.
However a part of me will always think if I had stuck with that walking style I could've been in the 1.6%. You know, if I had played football and everything.
Easy tiger. Spencer is being made an example of for disrespecting another team. The kids will remember this and think twice before doing it next time. I personally like it.
And Spencer is a confident kid, Meyer knows this, so it is doubtful he takes his own life for this comment.
Agree with you on Winfield, dude is a beast.
I believe he is from Cincinnati, though, from a family of 11 (ish).
I'd never heard that Sanders smoked.
And I agree with you that it is hard to fathom elite athletes taking a smoke break.
Good read. Getting the most out of your team, whether it is in sports or business, requires flexibility that Knight
never had chose not to possess. It seems like Coach K took the best tenants from BK (discipline, heady play) and applies nuances to each kid. Oversimplification, I know, but BK may have achieved much, much more in his career had he evolved.
Just finished watching on DVR. Was Lunardi on the call? Wow, he could not have been less happy with Bucks win. Even in my Scarlet colored world it was one sided.
Anyway good to get the W, always a tough out.
Agreed Cajun. Very inspirational!
That's not very "optimistic"...see what I did there?