The Insanity of Rewarding Coaches Who Fail

In the past three decades, college coaching salaries have skyrocketed. But what really concerns me is the colleges’ habit of paying failed coaches millions of dollars just to go away. Plenty of pundits have raged about the soaring salaries of college coaches, and rightly so. Over the past three decades, the average football coach’s salary […]

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Michigan Discovers Revenge is a Dish Best Served by the Nation’s Top Defense

To listen to the audio version, just click play. Looking at this year’s Michigan football schedule, everybody who plays, coaches, covers, or follows the team knew this season would be a tough run, one of the toughest in the country. Michigan’s schedule included five ranked teams – almost half the 12 games. Three of them […]

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Maryland does the right thing, a day after doing the wrong thing

On Tuesday, the University of Maryland board of regents decided to reinstate suspended head football coach D.J. Durkin. But after the board was skewered for doing so by the national media, Maryland students, and even the Governor himself, the President reversed the board and fired him. Michigan Radio sports commentator John U Bacon sorts out […]

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JUB in AA for Roast Nov. 9, and Traverse City for Halifax Explosion Nov. 29. BE THERE!

The Humane Society of Huron Valley has asked me to the guest of honor, if you will, of their annual Compassionate Feast Roast on Friday, November 9, at 6:30. Of the 300 seats available, they’ve nowsold 270 of them, so if you’d like to see me roasted, better move fast! Apparently it’s a very popular […]

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The Wolverines hope their “Revenge Tour” Continues

Michigan and Michigan State both faced top ten opponents last weekend. The unranked Spartans suffered a couple bad losses, and entered last week’s game looking for a miracle against eighth-ranked Penn State – at Penn State, no less, one of the toughest places to play. But the Spartans pulled the upset, earning them a 4-2 […]

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Michigan’s Most Important Win So Far

To listen to the audio version, click play. When we last checked in with the Michigan football team four weeks ago, the Wolverines had just lost to 12th-ranked Notre Dame, then crushed Western Michigan. But the Wolverines still had more questions than answers, especially after coming off a disappointing 8-5 season the year before. The […]

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