This is one intelligent young man. I wish him the best.
Chris Holtmann bringing in Kyle Young, setting the bar on players buying in, new strength coach, tougher non-conference schedule, unified staff, hitting the recruiting trail hard. I love where this program is heading.
DJ, great WMD on the All Blacks. I just returned last night from two weeks in New Zealand and Australia and learned a huge amount about the rugby cultures there. I did not get to see a match live but watched some in pubs. It is their football. To get a sense of the passion, imagine being an Ohio State fan, but the team represents your country, whose total population is less than that of the state Minnesota.
Hope you have a nice break, Andrew, although it will be a short one followed by a working trip.
I didn't win the jersey but three people bought me beers. Now I just have to get up on time.
I'm sitting in a pub in Sydney at 7:30 in the evening right now, waiting for a big (football) rugby match between New South Wales and Queensland to come on. I'm hoping to win that NSW jersey tonight!
The good news? I'm coming home tomorrow.
Where does DJ find these words? I'm not touching this one.
Props to Riley, though. My goal after signing a contract like that would be to get fired in Year 3 and cash out like Charlie Weis, Mike Pettine, etc.
Charlie has made a pretty good career of it.
Also, Rutgers will be top 60? yay.
It is really difficult for kids who have always had everything given to them to grow out of their entitlement. Some never do.
I actually met Jim and his dad outside the Borghese Gallery in Rome, and it was cool. I got a picture of them both with my wife, and they were kind and gracious.
I am convinced that Crazy Jim is paying the bulk of the trip himself and that he is this 'anonymous' donor.
Butler deserves credit for letting Young opt out as much as Auburn should be damned for screwing Jackson.
Then maybe he will end up in Minnesota?
Welcome, Kyle Young!
Welcome, Andre Robinson! We add the best to the best.
I am away from my family this Father's day. All of my daughters sent Father's Day emails/texts, and after reading through these touching posts I need to call each one, even though it is Monday here in Australia.
Already over 270 with only 14 commits!
Glad to have young Mr. Jones as part of the family!
Welcome, Matthew Jones!
NFL players: They're just like us, except for that they're willing to give up fried food for large portions of the calendar year.
Yep. That is the only difference between me and an NFL player.
Having Jones and Gant on campus is an added bonus for recruiting.
I think getting the right staff in place is definitely worth the price.
I wonder if they have an on-line program for that craft beer degree. I think I am close to Ph.D. level.
The cover photo says it all.
So many of these young men wanting badly to come here. I can't imagine how difficult the decisions are for the staff.