Skip to comments.SI investigation reveals eight-year pattern of violations under Tressel
Posted on 05/30/2011 6:43:16 PM PDT by Comparative Advantage
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Oh, I've met plenty of Michigan fans. Around Spartan country we call them "Arrogant A$$holes". I wildly cheer for the Buckeyes once a year, when you play Michigan. Please, run up the score! I do feel a little more indulgent about them lately, though, inasmuch as we have a 3-game streak going at their expense.
I’m not sure anything could make Cooper look good. He was a nice man who was in over his head. You’re right about Woody having trouble with the athletes of today. Bo Schembechler would be in the same boat. By the time he retired in the late 80s, he was already disgusted with what recruiting had degenerated into, and it’s far worse today. In many ways, it’s a microcosm of the country. People like Woody and Bo made college football great and America great. You’re also correct about colleges recruiting these thugs, although I wouldn’t put Troy Smith in the same category as Pryor and Clarett. The problem is, it’s almost impossible to win a National Championship today without a few thugs. A good number of elite athletes in this country are simply not college material. It’s funny that baseball and hockey players tend to be smarter and cleaner cut, yet they’re less likely to attend college than football and basketball players.
He either knew about, or intentionally made sure he didn’t know about it.
I love college football, but there’s something about it that brings out the worst in people.
I think in baseball and hockey, young players are really made to work for their goals in a much more anonymous setting (save for some Canadian cities) and live a regular, life filled with high school, part time jobs and their sport. Many 15 and 16 year old junior hockey players board with families in their team’s locale, and they’re part of a family.
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