In case you didn’t notice, it was a busy week. Texas quarterback T.J.
Millweard went back on his commitment to Virginia Tech and chose Arizona State
instead. UNC got their letter of allegations from the NCAA. Today, we talk about
all of that and more.
1) What do you know about the decommitment of quarterback T.J. Millweard?
Chris Coleman: Millweard still hasn’t done any interviews with any sites
as far as I know, so it’s tough to tell exactly what’s on his mind. We can do
some speculating though, and we’ll start by going to Travelocity.com.
Let’s assume that Millweard’s parents want to attend his college games.
They’ll need to fly out of Fort Worth on Fridays, and depart on Sundays, so
they’ll need a hotel for two nights, and probably a rental car as well. From
Fort Worth to Roanoke, with two nights in a hotel in Blacksburg or
Christiansburg and a rental car, the cheapest package I could find on
Travelocity is $369 … per person. That’s $738 per game, and that’s before you
factor in meals and other travel expenses.
That’s a lot of money to spend on attending college football games.
Most people can’t afford that, and the school can’t legally pay for it.
One of the reasons I heard that Millweard decommitted is that it would be
cheaper for his parents to take flights from Fort Worth to Phoenix. However, a
Travelocity search reveals that’s not true. The cheapest 2-night hotel, round
trip plan ticket and rental car package that I could find was $402 per person,
or $804 total. That’s with a flight into Phoenix, and a hotel in Tempe (where
Arizona State is located).
So I guess that blows the travel expenses theory out of the water, doesn’t
it? Unless I’m overlooking something.
Another rumor is that he took an unofficial visit to Arizona State a couple
of weeks back and was blown away by it. To me, that’s the more likely scenario.
I’m not mad about it. He’s 17, and he...
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