At StateFansNation we thought it would be fun this afternoon to provide a light piece that linked in various things regarding the ongoing public-relations pig orgy that is transpiring in Chapel Hill.
The hilarity of “Bus Watch” this morning, with actual live coverage of who got on the UNC-CH football busses bound for the airport — and the aftermath, which is now being covered by national non-sports news stations, will certainly be outdone tomorrow by two hours of ESPN’s Gameday live from the Georgia Dome and then a network coast-to-coast broadcast. We got a taste of what Saturday’s coverage has to offer with this line that Brent Musberger threw out today: “We’d have a better game tomorrow night if LSU’s second string would take on [LSU's] first string.” ZA-zing!! Keep an eye on our man Lou Holtz, who will no doubt have some funny things to say. Earlier in the week, Lou was asked what Butch could do to prepare for the uncertainty. Lou shot back that first he should prepare a resume.
Apparently this is a partial picture of the suspended players:
I don’t know UNC-CH’s roster well at all and don’t care to learn it, but I am told most of the starting defense is out. Here is a depth chart for those of you interested in that sort of stuff.
By the way, I guess it is part of UNC-CH’s public relations “plan” to keep everyone in the dark about the length and reasons for the suspensions. I mean, I assume some of the players are out due to “Tutorgate” and others “Agentgate.” It would be nice if they provided everyone with this information so we could properly update the depth chart and cover the continuing story.
Moving on, I can’t recommend this next item enough, especially for you Bruce fans out there. Make sure you are not eating or drinking anything when you click on this link to hear “NCAA’s Coming to Town.”
Wrapping up, UNC Board of Governors member Brent Barringer shows us that there are some UNC-CH supporters who are sensible with the remarks he made today as covered here. (I just wonder where he has been the last 40+ years. Does he really not have a clue of the ‘don’t ask, don’t tell mantra of the behaviors at UNC-CH?) In addition to calling the situation “very, very disappointing and frankly embarrassing to the point of being humiliating,” Mr. Barringer also explained: “”I don’t think the buck stops with the players.”