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I still think its just a matter of due diligence... With arnett they just needed to verify that his dad was, indeed, sick. In this case, pretty clear Ernie had been fired.
Maybe I'm under thinking this but I don't think arnetts waiver was in serious jeopardy, they just can't allow anybody to say "family member is sick" and grant the waiver without verification
I just don't see how it's a hardship when your father was making six figures and trey was in no danger of losing his scholarship. Does it suck that he doesn't get to play for daddy? Sure. Is it a hardship? About as much as mark and Marty Howe not being able to play with their dad after Gordie retired.
"losing Caleb Benenoch is a blow that Dantonio will never recover from. Izzo has lost it as well. Hoke and Beilein own the state."
I guess I look at this as a kid choosing a school solely because of who the coach is. But a lot of athletes choose their school based on the coach and they're SOL. I don't think it's fair to call one a hardship and allow for immediate eligibility and the other is just unfortunate.
Add to the fact how long it took for MSU to file, I think a good assumption was MSU overkilled the waiver with an abundance of caution. As a result, the NCAA has a lot of work to do to verify everything submitted.
That's fine, because the overall process probably would have been shorter than getting denied and then appealing with more info. I wouldn't read too much into how long it took though because all that matters is the end result.
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Yup, although my thinking is kids should be able to transfer when the coach gets canned without penalty. If the NCAA wants to start a precedent that they will allow it when the coach is the parent, that's at least a step in the right direction, IMO.
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Chuck Wood? Is he available now? Does Izzo know this?
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Did he ever learn how to shoot FT?
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I read the news today, oh boy .. ..
About a lucky man who made the grade
Pitt guard Zeigler awaits opportunity
By Kevin Gorman
Published: Monday, January 14, 2013, 8:46 p.m.
Updated: Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Going from leading scorer at Central Michigan to bench player at Pitt hasn‘t been easy for Trey Zeigler.
The 6-foot-5 junior watched his minutes dwindle as he struggled to find his place with the Panthers.
“It‘s been an adjustment period, just figuring out what Coach wants me to do,” Zeigler said. “It‘s a new role for me. I‘m just trying to do my best with what they want me to do.”
When Tray Woodall left the Marquette game with a concussion, the Panthers put Zeigler at point guard and he had five points, three rebounds, two assists and no turnovers in 23 minutes in the 74-67 overtime loss.
Read more: http://triblive.com/sports/college/pitt/3290316-74/zeigler-pitt-minutes#ixzz2IFfSvBxT
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funny that MSU and Michigan fans were both clamoring for this kid. Went to CMU and had an ok season. When he transferred I don't think many people at either school wanted him. Hope he finds his niche at Pitt though, seemed like a good talent to waste.
The first time MSU basketball aired in France the French surrendered to Tom Izzo just to be safe.
We could use him right now actually.
When is Fred Lee going to commit?
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This is why his dad should have never allowed him to go to CMU. If I were his dad I would not have even offered. It was a selfish move by his dad believing that Trey would be so good it would help him keep his job and, who knows, maybe a promotion. Dude, you're a dad! You cannot sacrifice what is best for your kid in an attempt to advance your own career. Had Trey committed to MSU, Duke, or UCLA out of high school he would be much further in his career and development and maybe would have a shot at the NBA (Ok, maybe not at UCLA ). Now nothing (except, of course, a degree on the house from Pitt - a pretty darn good school).
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