Considering Saban's height, wouldn't that be more like a shot glass?
Paramus footed the bill, which totaled $10,345,
And Michigan paid Paramus $10,345 for the use of their facilities as a satellite camp.
Hopefully they will get a prosecutor that will count their time working out in the summer sun without air conditioning as time served.
The clap must be slowing him down.
Maybe they'll get the new Death Penalty: a one-year bowl ban and a strong lecture.
Is that a North Carolina lecture, where the players don't have to attend, and just have to submit a one page paper about it that may or may not be written in crayon?
The interesting thing is the deal only runs six years. In the realm of college sports rights deals, this is unusually short. Especially with the wave of cord cutting and proposed ala carte pricing that will probably only get bigger, one would think the natural thing to do would be to get the money now while you can.
Two possible reasons for the short length of the deal.
1) Maybe some doubt about the overall capabilites of Fox and FSN to promote the conference. If the conference suffers, then in six years they can go back to ESPN/ABC.
2) They are expecting another couple of additions to the conference when the Big 12 Grant of Rights expires. Which would allow for a new bigger contract.
Of these, I think the first is most likely, but either is plausible.
I think he asked a question and then, like many people in this world, rather than hearing what is said, he hears what he expects to hear. A form of confirmation bias.
No, Urban didn't deny saying it, but he also didn't deny the story that dbag Miami OL recruit spun about Urban being ready to cry when said recruit turned him down. Urban is smart enough to know that even if he called these kids out as being less than truthful, ultimately he will look bad in the process. Better to take the high road and let your players get the word out that these stories are bs, like that tweet of Burrell's from a few days ago.
The notion of this move has riled up SEC surrogates,
A perfect way to describe Mark Emmert.
I have to laugh at the way the ACC and SEC commissioners as well as the NCAA president are only looking out for these poor Michigan football players. Yet have consistently blocked any proposals to push back the varsity baseball season, instead preferring to have northern athletes play a 4-6 week road trip to start the season.
Considering the overall lack of talent in the statehouse, the kid was probably an upgrade.
military academies do. My senior year of high school, a fellow student came very close to losing an appointment to the Air Force Academy over a shoplifting charge. There was some speculation at the time that if it had been West Point or Annapolis, he would have lost out.
60% of the time, it works every time.
I think he is crazy like a fox. Consider the fact that this whole "sleepover campaign" only started after both Clemson and Alabama introduced bills to the NCAA, proposing new restrictions on "out of area" football camps, as well as serving as guest staff on other school's camps. Harbaugh is basically telling the NCAA, you might want to think carefully about this issue. There will always be some crazy bastard out there with no sense of shame who will find new loopholes that might be worse than the original loopholes.
In a vacuum, they are not as valuable as they are talking about. Going to the PAC without Texas, would have been essentially a vacuum. No history, no tradition. No interest on the coast for Oklahoma or Oklahoma State. No interest on the plains for the other Pac teams. However, OU is of higher value to the B1G. For one thing,the interest in our western division fan bases for such an addition, would be off the charts. Nebraska and Iowa both have populations that grew up on Big 8 history and tradition. Imagine a Thanksgiving weekend double header, OSU-Michigan followed by OU-Nebraska. Build that up with a WI/Iowa matchup, and maybe a MSU/PSU matchup. Two of the games on Friday. Two on Saturday. Fox and ESPN/ABC would be lining up to televise that. In addition,it would add more value to the B1G west. The CCG would be of more interest with a stronger western division as well.
Go for the weather, stay for the crab legs.
What will really be interesting is how much pressure this puts on P5 schools to increase their coaching salaries. Especially a school like Miami who has an opening now. Golden's salary this year is for 2.25 million.
Bama didn't play Vandy. They struggled at home against Tennessee.
Florida struggled at home against Vanderbilt.
Not unless they draft Kanye West.
Said one of the recruits, who ultimately signed to play elsewhere: "I knew they weren't college girls. It was crazy. It was like I was in a strip club."
Obviously he hasn't been to a stripclub. All strippers are just stripping to put themselves through college
Exactly. Rarely does this sort of behavior just come out of left field.