Sunday, December 12, 2010

Who is Matt Bonesteel and why is he the only person on earth saying that Gus Malzahn is heading to Vandy?

ESPN SportsCenter just told us (1) that Urban Meyer has health problems, (2) that Will Muschamp, as a reminder, is headed to Florida and (3) that Bobby Petrino has signed a big contract at Arkansas. Then on to NFL football.

In other words, they're NOT reporting that Gus Malzahn is going to Vanderbilt. Why? Because it's not been confirmed.

Instead, a bunch of web sites are quoting the Washington Post. As in, Gus Malzahn is the next head coach of Vanderbilt, the Washington Post reports.

Um, it's not Woodward and Bernstein on this one.

No, in a blog entry on Terrapins Insider entitled "Gus Malzahn accepts Vanderbilt head coaching offer," some guy named Matt Bonesteel quotes some guy named Eric Prisbell who was told by somebody with no name that Malzahn has accepted Vandy's offer.

As soon as Matt Bonesteel finishes filming his latest adult movie, he'll update us on the story.

In the meantime, let's don't start celebrating yet. Nobody has confirmed this.


Jace Puckett said...

Eric Prisbell is actually an excellent journalist and he never reports something that isn't backed-up with solid facts.

Matt Bonesteel on the other hand, is known for blogging about the TV schedule. That's the problem with this source.

I'll be the first to admit that my happiness (along with a lot of other fans) was quite premature.


The news is encouraging. I mean, I'm glad Prisbell/Bonesteel aren't saying Malzahn turned us down. But I've seen Vandy lose an awful lot of games in the final seconds so I want to wait until Mr. Williams says it's so.