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Comment 23 Feb 2020

A brave man with a good sense of humor would have started to rhythmically thump on the underside of the desk after opening that file.   Likely would have gotten you fired, but certainly would have been hilarious for the supervisor who had to review the call if she had the hair to file a complaint.

Comment 23 Feb 2020

Hmmm...it's almost like there's a reason NASA doesn't hire limo drivers to do their aerospace engineering or geodesy.

$20 says there is already a conspiracy theory floating around the flat earth community claiming he was assassinated to prevent him from finding some hidden evidence.

Comment 23 Feb 2020

True.  On the other hand, not everybody has spicy curry and cabbage rolls for lunch.

Comment 18 Feb 2020

Great athlete.  If he and the coaches think he can help the team there, awesome.  It sure isn't my place to tell him or the staff where he'd help the team and himself most.  That would be way beyond my knowledge of the situation.

Comment 12 Feb 2020

Point taken.  I was being (or trying to be) hyperbolic and didn't express it well.

That said, you know that someplace out there, some school maybe many/most of them) have admin constituencies that feel it would be the right way to go to vet all high-visibility athletes in such a manner.  Especially places where they are particularly proud of their brand, And I'm not saying it's right or wrong, just that for coaches it's a hell of a lot harder and more complicated than just finding the best player. 

The sad truth is that we are one screwed up species...and every one of us individual humans change (some one way, some another) over time.  I have no idea how this will play out in the public mind, but I know there must be some who have already gone to "Urban's fault" about this.

Comment 12 Feb 2020

It seems like an incredibly hard nut to crack.  I know absolutely nothing about the demographics or psychology of sex or violent offenders...just the stereotypes we assign to that general group.  However, I suspect many of them may be or may want to be part of a "family environment."  (Just a wild guess.)

All I know is that if I was a coach, my first inclination would be to look for the best athletes, technical skills, football IQ, aggressiveness, etc.  My first thought would not be...I need to get the psychology and sociology departments to develop a screening regimen so that nobody I recruit will ever be a bad headline here or after.  Then AFTER prospects pass that regimen, I'll look for the best of what's left.  So it must suck to have this kind of shit happen..because now that is going to be on the checklist of what others expect you to prioritize.

Comment 09 Feb 2020

If there is that much interest, they should hold a fundraiser sister event.  Donors pay to have Mick & Co. run them through the same regimen.  Best performers by age group get season passes, second place gets a key chain, losers get their choice of 10% off medical care at OSU Hospital or mortuary services.  They'd probably raise millions.

Comment 09 Feb 2020

Maybe...believe me I don't want him in East Lansing.  On the other hand, Matt Rule has made his bones on turning around a shit-show as a total outsider (along with his staff) to Texas, while Fick already has a great name and pull in Ohio/Midwest recruiting.  Besides, he may see Sparty as the stepping stone either back here or to ND in a few years.

Comment 02 Feb 2020

most insiders expect Edwards to stay home. 

I'm just curious, but who do mean when you say "most insiders?"  TTUN board "insiders" or posters, somebody from 247/Rivals/ESPN/etc. or maybe people who claim to be from his school/town/league/etc.?  (I made the leap of assumption that you don't know any bonafide members of his family, friends or even his coach.  Perhaps I assume wrong.)

Comment 28 Jan 2020

Familiarity/comfort trumps all.  If a kid has known nothing but the South climate, then that's just one more thing that would be different and unfamiliar when considering a Northern school.  I doubt anyone really makes a decision based solely or even primarily on that factor, but it is another item on the checklist of whether they'd be comfortable someplace.

Comment 22 Jan 2020

Just curious.  Who was this old hand who was going to mentor this up-and-comer you wanted?  Barnes?  There aren't any other DB coaches on staff at least of which I'm aware.

Comment 15 Jan 2020

Nice post.

That said, I don't think we qualify at the same level as Bama and Clemson yet.  Win more titles, make a run at three straight undefeated seasons...then we take a back seat to nobody.  That's the kind of thing nobody can argue.  Until then, we are an elite program, just not among the "top of the top" of the CFP era.

Comment 12 Jan 2020

I hope Coombs is a done deal, but I agree this delay sucks.  And I'd sure as hell like to see it public.  Giving other schools another two months of shots at Martinez es no beuno and frankly I seriously doubt it's a done deal if not announced.

Let me give you a couple furinstances.  Say the Titans make the Super Bowl and come up an inch short.  Does that leave Coombs feeling like he's got unfinished business in Tennessee?  Suppose Pees gets hired by someone else...do the Titans offer Coombs a promotion to keep him?