Thursday, November 7, 2019

Michigan Thursday: News and Notes

  • It seems Greg Schiano wants more at Rutgers than just his old job back.  He wants Rutgers bankrupt athletic department (who has already borrowed money against future Big Ten earnings) to build a football training and practice facility like other Big Ten teams.   Seems Rutgers is running out of choices, as just this morning Butch Jones has withdrawn his name from interest for the Rutgers job.   Quick memo to Greg, beggars can't be choosers, are you forgetting what happened when Tennessee tried to hire you? 

  • The tug of war between Cincinnati's AD and USC continue over Urban Meyer.  It seems Mike Bohn has decided to take the job and will be named USC AD this afternoon.   It has been reported that USC's President doesn't want Urban Meyer but that stance might have been a deal breaker for Mike Bohn and other AD candidates.  The rumor is Mike is planning on offering Urban $9M per year. If you didn't know Urban is a UC graduate but he and Mike Bohn are not reported to really know each other.  Insiders believe that if Mike is taking the job that an offer to Urban is coming. 

  • Former Buckeye Cris Carter is out at Fox.  He was let go today. 

  • Former Harbaugh staffer at Michigan, Ron Price as been put on leave at Howard University due to allocations he has been threatening, intimidating and verbally abusing players. 

  • Harbaugh is expected to watch new 2020 QB offer CJ Stroud play a game this weekend.  Michigan just offered and is considered a long shot to land CJ over his current offers like Ohio State and Oregon.  It will be key to try to get CJ on campus for an official visit.  Other options include FSU commit Jeff Simms and WSU commit Jayden de Laura who is the teammate of Michigan WR commit Roman Wilson in Hawaii. 

  • Amara Darboh has been released by Tampa Bay, he may need to consider the XFL or CFL to re-boot his football career. 

What to watch this weekend:
Noon: Penn State @ Minnesota on ABC
3:30: LSU @ Alabama on CBS 

Keep an eye on:
3:30 Illinois @ MSU on FS1
4:00 Iowa @ Wisconsin on Fox 

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