Tuesday’s update from the Ohio State press conference and the rest of college football news…
Yeah, I think we did. We got a lot of work done. Our guys did a heck of a job on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. You look back in the years past, ask around how people handled their bye week, you still have to look at your team and figure out what you guys need as opposed to how everybody else does it. I think we did a very good job with the attitudes and getting the work done we needed to get done.
Note: As I was typing this, news broke of the Japanese earthquake. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the people in the entire Pacific rim… give a bit of perspective about what might be important in life.
Can’t blame Buckeye fans for being a little out of the loop regarding other news in the world of college sports… here’s a quick recap:
Elsewhere in the NCAA- Hey! Guess What! There were other stories about NCAA institutions that might be outside of the realm of “okee-dokee-ness”.
Tressel, Another Perspective- With the media barrage that’s out there, it might be good to hear at least a couple of voices that support The Vest.
First glance at NLOID; both in Columbus and elsewheres.
I got four good guys with me helping me stay warm. Wait. Not like that…
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UPDATE 3: Yup. It’s done. Let the grieving begin… it’s OK to cry
UPDATE 2: Ok, this time we mean it? Sources over at ESPN are now reporting that Dave Brandon will hold a press conference today at 12:30 ET to discuss the matter and the future of the program.
UPDATE: Reports are now surfacing that the information below has yet to be solidified, and that the meetings in question may not occur until tomorrow (Wednesday). We’ll keep you in the loop as this develops.
It’s with great sadness that we announce that Rich Rodriguez administration at the University of Michigan has come to an end.
In his meeting today with AD Dave Brandon, Rodriguez was terminated following a three year tenure wrapped in frustration.
Don’t forget to join us on Saturday for our All Day Livechat! Better than exchanging Christmas gifts, for sure.
Another game that we should do a better job at previewing. Well, that’s one resolution already screwed up…
This is the sixth oldest bowl game, and has been played every year since 1946. For Buckeye fans, it’s pretty forgettable. The mission of the Gator Bowl Association is to “provide Northeast Florida with the very best in college athletics and related activities in order to maximize positive impact on the area’s economy, national image and community pride”, and they have a president who’s one of the few honest members of bowl committees across the country, saying they don’t care about football, only about money.
It’s a bit quiet in Columbus… not a creature was stirring, as it were.
It’s been a while since we brought you any news from our vaunted rival up north, other than the usual.
So, to rectify that, here’s an update from the Wolverine year end banquet last night. According to multiple sources, Coach Rodriguez made numerous statements regarding his position; in the minds of many, he was trying to both address and cool some of the flames that are crackling around the seat of his position as head coach.
“My name is Rich Rodriguez, I’m honored to be the head football coach at the University of Michigan, and I hope you all realize I truly want to be a Michigan man.”
At the conclusion of his remarks, he spoke emotionally about the song that’s gotten him through the last parts of this season, a season marked by yet another late collapse after feasting on weaker out of conference opponents.
The song, of course, was Josh Groban’s “You Raise Me Up”… and after reading the first several stanzas, Coach Rodriguez played the anthem and lifted the hands of those on the dias with him. An emotional moment, to be sure; although which emotions were stirred will certainly be discovered over the next few week.
Although, Michigan State fans have already weighed in. Read More
No press conference this week, but we do have Tress’ thoughts from after The Game and so forth
Michigan is among the elite programs and will be and their record will reflect that in the course of time but, you know, we all have our ups and downs in a period and so forth and it’s highly competitive. It’s going to become more competitive because we’re adding Nebraska. The world changed when we added Penn State. The world changes even more when we add Nebraska. The world changed when Dano (Dantonio) went over to Michigan State. There’s constantly changes, but Michigan will be back, we don’t have to worry about that.
REPORTER: Jim, obviously you talk all the time about you want to get better over the course of a year. To be 11-1, where do you feel like this team is in achieving this goal and just how good of a team do you think you are at 11-1 at the end of the season?
COACH TRESSEL: Not good enough to be the outright Big Ten champions and automatic bid to the Rose Bowl and all those things that you shoot for, but we’re pretty fair, and I believe we’re a top ten football team and probably going to get to play a top ten football team and see if we’re allowed to stay in the top ten is what I would guess, but I think it goes beyond that.
Sometimes the ball bounces funny and you end up undefeated or you end up losing however many, and our guys just kept working and whatever came their way, they handled it and pressed on and handled adversity and handled success as it came. They need a little break and they need to take a deep breath and then they need to think about playing against one of the top teams in the nation wherever we play, whoever it is. We’ve had — really we’ve had 13 games in 2010. We played a pretty good Oregon team on the first day of the year, so it’s been a lot of fun.
But who cares what I think. See ya