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The Michigan football team is searching for answers, especially a reason for the implosion Saturday at Illinois.

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Al from Florida

United States

#1 Nov 3, 2009
That's what Michigan gets for hiring a coach who said he wouldn't leave Wesr Virginia, changed his mind and jumped ship. A man with no honor coahing a team (which I hate) that has a long honorable tradition.
Florida- another team coached by a man with no honor. Same scenario at Utah. Wouldn't leave unless it was for OSU or Notre Dame. Spikes should be suspended till the end of the season. Truly a low class guy. Of course, that fits right in with his coah. Tebow is the only player that shows he is a class act.
OSU73

Doerun, GA

#2 Nov 3, 2009
Oregon's coach, Chip Kelly, suspened senior captain LeGarrette Blount for the remanider of this year for punching an opponent in the jaw and thretening some fans on his way to the locker room. The sports media praised Kelly's decision as a great example of discipline in college football.

Now we have Florida coach Urban Meyer suspending Brandon Spikes for only half a game for trying to gouge the eyes of an opposing player... which I think is prfoundly more evil and premeditated than the sucker punch from Blount.

Where is the sports media's outrage at Meyer for such a relatively mediocre penalty? That's like condoning his player being a thug on national television.

buckeyetodd

Shawnee, KS

#3 Nov 3, 2009
When people make a mistake and someone says, "That is not who he is." I am reminded of the verse in the Bible that says, "By their fruit you will recognize them." It is the actions we take that reveal who we really are. Brandon Spikes needs to change who he is.
Jeff

Westerville, OH

#4 Nov 3, 2009
I love how the Florigay players pokes an opponent in the eyes and its only worth a half game suspension ... if that would had beem done to Lord Teblow, Meyer and half the country wouldn't shut up till the player was executed on live TV.
KSBuckeye

Garden City, KS

#5 Nov 3, 2009
Jeff, putting Teblow in the situation gives the perfect perspective to the hypocrisy that Meyer and FL exhibit time and time again. Great comment!
KSBuckeye

Garden City, KS

#6 Nov 3, 2009
RichRod set out to create a culture up there of toughness and perfection. They want meaness and hostility on the field. They coach with those same traits. He and his coaches demand those things and chew butt (and a few other body parts) when they don't get it. The downside of that coaching style and approach was seen at IL. Sure they are a young team, but that's not the only reason athletes play "tight." Another Bible verse says that you reap what you sow. None of this should surprise anyone up north. Especially not RichRod.
GeorgiaDave

Saint Marys, GA

#7 Nov 3, 2009
FL not only has the most obnoxious fans but now also wants to be Thug U. Way to go Urban, hold out your top linebacker for 1/2 game against your weakest opponent.
No wonder they are tight

Centerburg, OH

#8 Nov 3, 2009
Have you watched Rich having tantrums on the sidelines during games, chewing out his players and coaches? And if that's how he acts DURING games, imagine how he acts during practices when the TV cameras and fans aren't watching.

So he probably shouldn't be surprised if they are nervous and uptight.
alabamabuckeye

Florence, AL

#9 Nov 3, 2009
Some people say that everyone should take into account all the good things the Florida player has done and not focus on this one poor decision (attempting to gouge the eyes out of an opponent). If anyone believes that, then that person must also believe it is okay to rob a bank and then give the money to charity. I don't think so.

It was pointed out by Mr. Tebow that someone attempted to poke his teammate in the eyes earlier in the game. Take a look at the videos. He had a protective "mask" throughout the open area of his head gear so that would not have been possible. Now what excuse can they come up with.

It is sad enough that Meyer thinks his punishment is sufficient. It is even sadder still that the UF officials and the SEC officials support it! This penalty is insufficient for an intentional act!

What will Meyer condone next?!
Susan Schmitz

Detroit, MI

#10 Nov 3, 2009
It's very sad that Urban Meyer feels that only a half game suspension is enough of a punishment for the vicious attack his player made to the eyes of Washaun Ealey. It show where his priorities are and it's all about winning a game at any costs, that's setting a real good examplle Meyer. Shame on you and your player.
Balls Deep

Columbus, OH

#11 Nov 3, 2009
What is up with the 1/2 game suspension for the EYE GOUGE!?! It's against VANDY for goodness sake! Urban, are you that worried you NEED your star lb in the 2nd half against Vandy?? Classless.
BuckeyeBoy

Grove City, OH

#12 Nov 3, 2009
Anybody remember Robert Reynolds? If my memory is correct, he did the same thing to an opponent. I believe he received a 1 game suspension.
Linda

Dade City, FL

#13 Nov 3, 2009
If they're too tight it's because their coach throws temper tantrums at both them and the ass't coaches! Watta jerk! I'm embarassed for my friends who are UM alums.
claw71

United States

#14 Nov 3, 2009
BuckeyeBoy wrote:
Anybody remember Robert Reynolds? If my memory is correct, he did the same thing to an opponent. I believe he received a 1 game suspension.
He tried to rip out Jim Sorgi's throat. The Big 10 issued a one game suspension and Jim Tressel refused to add to it stating that Robert Reynolds was a "good guy".

The same Robert Reynolds was seen on tape punching Miami players after the whistle in the Fiesta Bowl the year before. He was also known for wrenching ankles, knees and elbows in the pile after the play.

Reynolds was later cut by the Titans after he beat up his wife here in Columbus.

Good guy, indeed.
True Blue Buckeye

Pemberville, OH

#15 Nov 3, 2009
Maybe Rodriguez needs to scream a little more at his players on the sidelines. That will probably loosen them up. Or bench his QB and bring in shoe-less Joe Jackson or shoe-string whatevers his name is. Rich can't figure that out apparently. Myles will be there when it's all said and done.
Ron

San Jose, CA

#16 Nov 3, 2009
If Spikes had simply pulled out a gun and shot the guy, maybe he'd have been benched for an entire game. That is, if the other player had survived. If not, it might have been a game and a half. "Well Mrs. Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth had so many other good qualities. This assassination thing isn't who he really is." I hate to see kids watching players they look up to, and acquiring a culture of "violence chic." Light consequences are really a wink and a nod at something immoral. Does the end really justify any sordid means to achieve it?

Since: Sep 09

Lewis Center, OH

#17 Nov 3, 2009
Most teams tend to reflect the personality of their coach. Rich-Rod has a sideline melt-down once a quarter. He's the one who's wound tighter than a drum.

His team plays in a similar manner... at least one meltdown per quarter.
LTD

United States

#18 Nov 3, 2009
"As much as he doesn't like it, Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez might have found one: Apparently his players want to please him too much."

Nothing arrogant about this statement.
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"Florida linebacker suspended for half game"

That is as good as giving him a stern look.
PhillyBuck

Kansas City, MO

#19 Nov 3, 2009
claw71 wrote:
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He tried to rip out Jim Sorgi's throat. The Big 10 issued a one game suspension and Jim Tressel refused to add to it stating that Robert Reynolds was a "good guy".
The same Robert Reynolds was seen on tape punching Miami players after the whistle in the Fiesta Bowl the year before. He was also known for wrenching ankles, knees and elbows in the pile after the play.
Reynolds was later cut by the Titans after he beat up his wife here in Columbus.
Good guy, indeed.
Claw -

You have lied about the Reynolds incident before, and I corrected you then.

He was wrong in CHOKING Sorgi in the pile-up, but "He tried to rip out Jim Sorgi's throat"? Nice try drama queen.

The B10 DID NOT suspend Reynolds and Tressel DID NOT refuse to punish him. In fact, Tressel suspended Reynolds, and the B10 declined to add to it.

Here is a link
http://www.wftv.com/sports/2552779/detail.htm...

Also, Tressel required Reynolds to apologize personally to Coach Alvarez and to Sorgi.

Tressel DID NOT say Reynolds was a "good guy" - SORGI DID!!! His quote "Like I said, it takes a man to apologize. He seems like a good guy, and I am sure he regrets what he did."

As far as the incident with his wife, I cannot condone his pushing her one time during an argument during thier divorce. However, that is not the same thing as "beating up his wife" as you claim. In fact, "Jennifer Reynolds, who was not hurt, told police she did not want to press charges and declined to seek a protection order".

Here is a link to that incident: http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/15403940/

Your usual Buckeye-hating is annoying enough - why don't read the links and actually you learn the facts this time?

Since: Sep 09

AOL

#20 Nov 3, 2009
The video about Spikes gouging the Georgia players eyes can be found on you tube....type in Brandon Spikes gouging eyes at the top....He's not gouging, he's digging...

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