This week the Sports Report Girl examines Lane Kiffin’s decision to kick Nu’keese Richardson and Mike Edwards off the Tennessee football team.
Also, the pressure on Rich Rodriquez and Charlie Weis intensifies, plus a look at the upcoming big games… like Michigan and Ohio State!
A double dose of True Freshmen dominate the biggest games from last week. Looking ahead, we have a slew of games to look forward to, including Georgia Tech at Miami, Florida State at BYU and Boise State at Fresno State. Oh yeah… and there’s this other little game… Tennessee at Florida????
As if this week wasn’t bad enough for Rich Rodriguez, it just got a lot worse Tuesday night when more details surfaced concerning a real estate deal of his that went bad. On the surface, this may not seem to be much of a story… he’s a high profile figure involved in a real estate lawsuit. Happens all the time, right? After all, Rich Rod has been in the coaching business for years and has made a lot of money. And like most people who make a good living, Rodriguez made investments hoping to make even more money. As the saying goes, that’s how the Rich get richer.
But, according to reports, Rich Rod’s business partner in this deal is not only an accused felon, but also a twice banned booster from the University of Clemson. In case you weren’t aware, Rodriguez was the Offensive Coordinator at Clemson from 1999-2000 before taking over as Head Coach at West Virginia.
As I said, it may not seem like a big deal… especially concerning what Rick Pitino is going through at Louisville. But this is Michigan football, and the Wolverines just had their worst season in 100 plus years. Add to that the costly buyout the University had to pay West Virginia, plus the unfolding scandal over players spending more time on football than the NCAA allows, and you can see how the powers that be at Michigan are likely losing their patience with him.
The College Football season is ready to get underway, and the Sports Report Girl is back with her weekly reports throughout the year. Last year this show was called the “College Football Week in Review,” but this year (due in large part to the down economy and the skyrocketting premium on words) the show will simply be called “On Campus.”
This week, the SRG examines the brewing scandal facing Rich Rodriguez in Ann Arbor, the new payday given to Nick Saban in Alabama, and the true Freshman taking over in Southern Cal.