Friday, February 09, 2007

ST. MICHAEL OF TUCSON

(photo: Tucson Citizen)

In the unlikely event you're ever asked to define the word 'disingenuous,' I suggest you refer to these comments by Mike Stoops. Stoops called out Oregon by name and implied that other Pac-10 programs engaged in "negative recruiting." Hmmm, when was the last time a conference coach played the negative card against his rivals? That's right, the year was 2002 and the coach was Rick Neuheisel, himself a paragon of virtue and maturity. Slick Rick and Mad Mike are pots of the same color, indeed.

Stoops even implies that Oregon is desperate for recruits since the Cats beat them 37-10 in Eugene last season. I can just see Phil Knight on his emerald throne barking orders at his swooshed underlings: "Top 10 class? Fine, but just be sure that you steal some of Arizona's recruits!" Laughable. The author suggests that Stoops is also angry at Tedford, though he never directly refers to Cal.

Negative recruiting? I think Mike's done enough of that himself by losing six coaches this offseason. That's probably Bellotti's fault, too. But the piece de resistance is this quote, which actually came out of Mike Stoops' mouth:
"Your character and what you stand for is way, way more important. If you don't have a conscience, you are not going to last at this level of competition.''
Call him St. Michael, the patron saint of clean living and honest recruiting. We'll remember this quote, Your Holiness, when the NCAA fixes the probation shackles to your pudgy wrists. Or on the occasion of your next DUI arrest - whichever comes first. Have fun with your new coaching staff.

7 Comments:

At 10:39 AM, Anonymous feliz said...

hehe. OWNED!

 
At 10:44 AM, Blogger Seth said...

To be honest I don't feel Mike has any room to talk. What an idiot! Though, he was rather smart not to call out Cal. That really would have been his downfall!

 
At 11:47 AM, Anonymous SoCal Oski said...

Mike Stoops is a loudmouthed buffoon. Far and away the absolute most dislikable coach in the entire conference. He's an embarrassment to anyone who has the displeasure of even seeing him on television.

And the whole claim of negative recruiting is absurd on the face! I mean, Mike Stoops is his own worst negative recruiter. All any coach has to do is hold up his picture to a potential recruit.

Laughable.

 
At 2:58 PM, Blogger Seth said...

LMAO

 
At 6:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

With all these negative comments by Tightwad & handful of other Cal fans, it might just draw one to think that Mike Stoops' Arizona football team played the spoilers by knocking the Golden Bears out of their best chance in decades at a Rose Bowl berth!

No way! Because the lowly 2006 Wildcats(6-6) could never (in a million attempts) beat the mighty Tedford-led 2006 California Golden Bears(10-3)!

...or could they?
November 11, 2006
AZ-24 Cal-20

 
At 7:01 AM, Anonymous muebles en pozuelo de alarcon said...

This can't have effect in actual fact, that's exactly what I suppose.

 
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