Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Miami offers soccer job to Anagnost

According to sources close to the situation, the Miami Hurricanes have offered their vacant women's soccer head coaching job to current Central Michigan head coach Tom Anagnost.

Anagnost has went 40-12-7 in his time as head coach of the Chippewas, which spanned just over two full seasons. Anagnost has led CMU to back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances and Mid-American Conference Tournament championships.

Keep up to date on this story at www.themorningsun.com

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

CMU vs. Cornerstone Live Chat

Join me starting at 6:45 p.m.

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Saturday, December 18, 2010

No Live Chat Today

I have the opportunity to get back to my hometown for an extra day to spend the holidays with my family as I work Christmas Eve and Christmas, so I am taking it but do to that fact, there won't be a live chat for today's CMU vs. Detroit game. My apologies to anyone who was planning on being part of it. I appreciate all your input during the games and will be back on the 22nd.


Thursday, December 16, 2010

LaVarus Williams speaks on CMU departure

LaVarus Williams made the following statement on his departure from CMU:

"I've let (CMU) know that I am going to transfer next year I have nothing against the coaches and training staff. I have enjoyed playing there but it's time to move on. I will miss all of my teammates and all of the fans at CMU they have been GREAT!"

Williams had the option to remain at CMU and finish his schooling, but it was recommended he not continue to play football due to the health of his injured knee. Team doctors felt his knee was not medically cleared for play and if LaVarus elected to play next season, he would be running the risk of doing permanent damage to his leg. The choice on what Williams did were up to him and he is electing to transfer in hopes to continue to pursue a football career. Hope this settles all the talk.

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

LaVarus Williams not medically cleared to play

Per the CMU football team, Redshirt Sophomore LaVarus Williams was not medically cleared to play next season following his medical evaluation after the season and will not be part of the Chippewas in 2011 or any time thereafter.

Williams has had numerous surgeries on his knee over his time at CMU which has caused him to miss a lot of time. During three years on campus, Williams appeared in 22 games, missing 9 in 2008 because of a knee injury and another 8 this season because of the same knee. IN his career he had 38 tackles, 2 interceptions, and 5 pass deflections.

According to sources close to the team, each season coaches sit down with injured players and the team doctors to discuss their injury from the season and what steps need to be taken in the offseason to get them medically ready to play. In the case of Williams, the team doctor felt his knee was not healthy enough and would not be healthy enough for him to compete at the Division 1 level. Williams, Dan Enos, and the team doctor were all aware of the medical evaluation that was made after the season concluded.

Williams has made a number of facebook postings over the last few days expressing his disappointment in the situation and also appeared to get a second opinion from a doctor outside of the team that may have conflicting results with what CMU discovered. If I hear anything from Williams himself, I will be sure to update his thoughts on the situation.

For now, LaVarus Williams' days as a Central Michigan football player appear to be over.

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CMU Football Roster Turnover

A lot of buzz right now about player departures with the CMU football team. As of now I know that Dannie Bolden, Taylor Bradley, and Will Schwarz will not be returning to the team next season.

In terms of the hot name right now, I have nothing to report on LaVarus Williams. He has made some statements on facebook about his status with the team, but I can't really take that and run with it as it could be 1. fake, 2. emotional responses to something that hasn't fully played out yet. Enos is out on the road right now doing recruiting things for Signing Day on Feb. 2. I hope to speak with him upon his return to do a follow up on the season. I will be sure to get to most of the questions you all have.

If I hear anything else on the team or specific players, I will be sure to post it here. I would anticipate some roster turnover, it happens with each year and every coach, no matter if it was a winning season or losing season.

*At the request of representatives for Dannie Bolden they ask I provide a correction and state that he did not have "off the field issues" as part of his departure for the team. Perhaps my wording was questionable. Bolden was suspended mid-season for a violation of team policy and didn't return and will not be part of the team next season. My apologies if anyone interpreted my statement as Bolden doing any sort of wrong doing in a legal sense.

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Monday, December 13, 2010

CMU vs. Wright State Live Chat

Join me starting at 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday night.

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