2009 Off-Season Roundup
The News Stories You Need To Know ... March 31
* One of the things that makes Miami special is
the sight of legendary ex-Cane players and coaches roaming the
sidelines. And there may not be a bigger name than Jimmy Johnson,
who dropped by recently: "I was born in south Texas and went to the
University of Arkansas, but I want to make it very clear -- South
Florida is my home, and the University of Miami is my team. I
consider myself alumni. The best five years of my life and career
are right here." Yes, there may not be a bigger name, but there is
certainly not a bigger coif.
* Oklahoma recruit Justin Chaisson, a defensive end out of Las
Vegas, is on the defensive after being charged with four felony
counts: coercion by force, assault with a deadly weapon, coercion
with a deadly weapon and false imprisonment to avoid arrest.
Chaisson allegedly punched his girlfriend in the ribs and placed a
screwdriver to her neck and threatened to kill her. Violent charges
like these are no laughing matter - Chaisson and the Sooners could
really be screwed.
* And finally, we'll leave you with a health warning. Dr. Robert
Koner, a professor of medicine at USC, presented a study at the
American College of Cardiology scientific meeting claiming that,
"The emotional stress of loss and/or the intensity of a game played
in a high profile rivalry... can trigger total and cardiovascular
deaths. In contrast, a win in a lower intensity game may actually
have a favorable effect on mortality." In other words, they're STILL
not over the 2006 Rose Bowl on that campus.
151 days and counting...