Re: UC basketball vs. UC football
Too bad, if all this is true. Michigan State is the better job, but I would pass if I was Dantonio, Michigan State is at best the fourth best job available in the BigTen. Remember Marvin Lewis turned them down repeatedly before he came to Cincinnati. Michigan State has decent facilities and will undoubtably give Dantonio at least a millon dollars raise. I see that job as a graveyard. Buyer beware. If he were to put together a big year next year, in the Big East he may have better opportunities to choose from.
I believe that UC is really screwed in this situation, because of the Huggins fiasco. They had to buy him out for a boatload of cash, pay Andy Kennedy, buyout and pay Mick Cronin, plus attendance dropped last year, and is pitiful this year for basketball, as well as the drop in donations. The Basketball program had been carrying the athletic department. The BigEast tie ins do bring in more cash and they figure to get over $2.5 million in bowl payouts, etc. I doubt that they can come close to matching MSU for compensation.
Whenever you get mad over a called strike or ball on a close pitch, it's the equivalent of being mad at the QB pump-faking one time before throwing a pass in your average NFL game. ---Caveat Emperor