The Mitchell Report: Glennon, K and a swimmer
Posted May 19, 2013
Thoughts on the sports world I can't share in a 5 minute sportscast. Some Triangle news. Some not.
High praise for Glennon
Apparently Bucs head Greg Schiano has been after Mike Glennon for a long time. Check out this article from SI.com. Schiano details how he recruited Glennon when he was a college head coach and this year he thought he was the "best quarterback in the draft". Glennon is quickly becoming one of the most talked about players out of last month's draft as someone who could make an impact soon.
It appears Coach K is headed back to Team USA after all. I covered his arrival at RDU in August when he returned from leading the US to the Gold Medal in London. He was adamant he would not give it another go. It looks like a little time off helped to convince him to return. Like so many things in life, it is extremely easy to say you don't want to do something again right after you get done doing it. I swore I wouldn't run another marathon after finishing my first one last October. I have already signed up for another. Coach K obviously has fun coaching this team and it doesn't seem to be hurting his success at Duke. In fact, does it get any better for recruiting than "hey, LeBron thinks I'm a pretty good coach"? Krzyzewski doesn't have much more to prove at the world level but if it's fun, why not return?
It's funny that we get a "Coach K considering return" story on the same weekend as we hear Michael Phelps may not actually be retired from swimming. A report from a TV station in Ft. Myers said Phelps will return to the pool with hopes of competing in the 2016 Olympics. Interesting to note the anchor who posted the story is the son of Frank Busch. Never heard of him? He's the director of the U.S. National swim team. Now the article didn't site any sources (we don't like that kind of reporting), but considering the reporter you kind of have to take it seriously, right? Phelps quickly took to twitter to cool the rumors but he never denied it.
It's time to start paying attention to Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Matt Moore, if you aren't already. He won his 8th game of the season this weekend. That makes him 8-0. He is the youngest pitcher to start the season 8-0 since Babe Ruth. That's kind of a cool thing to add to the resume. Moore spent some time learning the craft in Durham as a pitcher for the Bulls and he is having some great success this year for the big club. The win also ties him for the most wins in a row in franchise history. The other guy who did that is Cy Young winner David Price.
Vince Young has been in the news for a lot of bad things over the last few years. It was nice to read about how he graduated College this week and how much he values the degree.
Not something to read, but something cool to look at. In case you missed it this week, SIVault tweeted out this very neat picture of MJ.
Bob Stoops is a really bitter man these days. This article in the Tulsa World details how he is skeptical about the college football playoff. Specifically, he's unhappy with the treatment of Dave Doeren's North Illinois team last year.