When Lloyd Carr retired Michigan struggled to find the right head coach. They couldn't decide on Les and actually offered the job to the Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano. At the time, I thought it was a good choice. Greg reportedly, accepted the job, declined the job and tried to re-accept. By that time Sailboat Bill's boat as sailed to Rich Rod.
Many had expected that Greg would be inline for the Penn State job when Joe Paterno retired. Greg didn't wait for a PSU offer and headed for a failed experience coaching Tampa Bay in the NFL. We all know what happened at Penn State and many of us believed there was zero chance that Joe and others on the staff didn't know what Sandusky was doing.
Depositions were released yesterday, show that Paterno knew as early at 1976 when a young camper approached him about an assault. He replied, "I don't want to hear about any of that stuff, I have a football season to worry about". That statement to me sounds like a person, who had heard that allegation before and had taken a blind eye to it. There were also reports from 1987 and twice in 1988 of staff witnessing Sandusky.
The depositions also say that Greg Schiano and Tom Bradley knew what was going on. Both have denied knowing after the reports came out yesterday. Neither would have a spot on my staff. Schiano is the assistant head coach at Ohio State and Bradley is the DC for UCLA.
This is the worst thing to ever happen to college football. I don't know how you ever hire anyone that is even remotely associated with it.
Moving on to some lighter topics.
- Some freshman are strong! Gary is said to have put up (bench press) 225 pounds 26 times and Khaleke Hudson tweeted he did 25. Expect to see both of these guys on the field early and often.
- It seems that Michigan might have been knocked out of the pole position for both Cesar Ruiz (Alabama) and Drew Singleton (Clemson). Jimmy and staff have their work cut out for both of these guys. The good thing is Michigan is a close second or 1A.
- 4 Star DT Jay Tufele has a top 3 of Michigan, OSU at Utah.
- 4 star OT Jedrick Willis is planning another visit for the BBQ at the Big House