2009 Off-Season Roundup
The News Stories You Need To Know ... May 15
* Here's a fun betting proposition: which will happen
first: a college football playoff or an end to the Reggie Bush saga?
LenDale White, Bush's former backfield mate, has spoken out on the
hypocrisy of the whole situation, saying he believes college athletes
should be paid: ""I mean they sold my jersey, the #21 jersey at USC and
god only knows how much they made off that jersey. God knows how much
revenue they made off the Reggie Bush #5 jersey. Now if you go back and
you look at every USC game from here on out and you look in that crowd,
you see what number jerseys those people have on in that crowd. You
can't wear #5 anymore because it's retired." You may find it hard to
believe that a guy who once "threw" himself off a building for a Pete
Carroll prank, is now the voice of reason, but there you go.
* The world waits breathlessly for Robert Marve to
announce where he's going to throw passes next, and now you can put -
surprise, surprise - Lane Kiffin's team on the short list. Marve is
considering walking on at Tennessee instead of accepting a scholarship
to Purdue. Paying to play at Tennessee instead of playing at Purdue for
free? Great - finally those soft-spoken, downtrodden SEC fans will have
something to trash-talk their Big 10 rivals about.
* Charlie Weis has joined the ranks of, well, pretty
much every coach in America: he's now a Twitterer. So the next time
there's a Tweet from someone named DecidedSchematicAdvantage, now you'll
know who it is.
107 days and counting...