Suprised JG you didn't mention that if you were Brady you also got this in addition to the three rings:
JMC...there ain't a whole lot more people in that part of NC to make it to the game. Last weekend had spectacular weather and current prediction is for highs in the low 40s, overcast with snow flurries and windy. That will keep some people at home.
Going to jump in on this.
First, NO coach will admit interest in another job during the season even if their agent is burning the phone lines down talking to another school. That is reality. All coaches will deny interest in other jobs and say they have no intent to
leave and that they are happy there. If you believe otherwise, I have a bridge to sell you.
Not only did Russ inherit a team with nothing in the cupboard, and loss of scholarships, but for a year or two, they had practice hours taken away and could not even have walk-thrus on the day before the game because that was taken away by the NCAA. Russ still had a winning record his first two seasons, but will Butch even have a .500 season in his first two? I am guessing not. Maybe they will somehow find an acorn, as in a blind squirrel, but even if they do eek out a 6-6 record they will have to count the UTC game to get into the Poulon Weedeater Bowl or simliar. Will Butch consider the UM job? Who knows. I just know you can't put one bit of trust either way on a midseason statement about open jobs.
Billy, correct, he is one of the "small" ones mentioned:
"Still, clearly some own a comparatively small amount of the team."
I have seen him in the owners box a few times on broadcasts hanging out with Stan Kasten.
Billy in Brainerd...am sworn to secrecy on that...he doesn't want to be harrassed by the press.
Riverside also had Richie Fuqua, whom many considered superior to Anthony Roberts before he blew out his knee. He still ended up being drafted by the Celtics.
Stewwie, winner winner chicken dinner!
JG, here is a trivia question for all. Zach Wamp when he was 9 pitched for the East Ridge Giants. Who was his catcher? Interestingly, the first baseman on that team is now one of the minority owners of the LA Dodgers. So, two of that team grew up to be quite successful. The catcher meanwhile toils in obscurity.
This Butch Jones to Michigan thing is getting legs..saw this picture posted:
JG, which day are you posting your SoCon "asked and answered"?
Saw the last three laps of the NASCAR race. What I find remarkable was that in great weather whole sections of seats were closed off with advertising banners on them and in the sections that were open, thousands of seats were empty. NASCAR should really consider doing a reboot like the movies Batman, Spiderman, and others. They have so left their roots that their fanbase is now leaving them. Hey NASCAR, remember when you were about good ol'boys souping up their cars and showing up to race. Now you are about corporate dollars, cars all made the same to run equal, cars that aren't stock, cars that can't be bought on Monday morning after winning on Sunday.
Long gone are the days when a guy like Chattanooga's Grant Adcox could show up with a car/team and qualify for a race. You have to be so deeply into it in the tens of millions of dollars that you just can't do that. They wonder why their attendance and ratings continue to go down. Start returning to the roots NASCAR. You can't go all the way back, but you should try to go a long way.
The Mocs are playing Saturday? Wow, think I will go!
I think we have a 12 PM kickoff also because of getting on the ASN TV network.