Looks like my comment about Tom O'Brien in this morning's post was a tad premature. It turns out he just needs the proper motivation to get going. In this case, Everett Withers provided everything TOB needed and then some. O'Brien was a little perturbed after practice Thursday morning:
"At our school, number one, all classes have a syllabus. Our guys go to school, they are not given grades, and they graduate."
"It's a little tougher here, if you have to go to school and you are expected to have a syllabus and go to class. Our guys earn everything that they get here. Certainly all of our graduates earn everything that they get at this university."
"I'm just going to coach my football team and I'm not going to coach his but as far as the flagship, here was a guy who was on a football staff that ends up in Indianapolis, that if you take three things that you can't do in college football, you have an agent on your staff, you are paying players and you have academic fraud. That's a triple play as afar as the NCAA goes."
"I don't know what he has anything to talk about or they have anything to talk about. If that's what the people want in their flagship university in North Carolina then so be it."
Oh snap, son, I believe someone just got told. This is awesome because hardly anyone's been getting told lately, and that's just a shame all around. We need to bring both of these guys back for the rematch next year; I don't see any conscionable way they could be let go after this week's entertaining hijinks.
Also, I'm not sure on this, but I think we may have a first: a college football coach providing bulletin board material for an academic department. Right now there are four African American Studies professors printing out those comments about syllabuses and taping them up in their classrooms. They're beefing up their respective syllabuses to make them more informative and colorful than ever. You better believe there's gonna be some goddamned jpegs on that shit too. That'll show him who's got syllabuses. Yes, the copying machines are working overtime today.