Saturday, January 07, 2006
'I'll Just Move On to the Next Level, Baby'
And so it ended for Marcus Vick. The Virginian-Pilot tracked down Vick at a Virginia Beach restaurant Friday night, hours after the quarterback was booted off the Virginia Tech team. "It's not a big deal. I'll just move on to the next level, baby," Vick said. Does that mean you would enter the NFL draft? "Yeah, defnitely." ... Oh, then no, "I'm sorry" or "I let my teammates down." No, none of that. And that is a big part of the problem. Vick, the player, became bigger than Virginia Tech, the team. Or for that matter, Virginia Tech, the university. The NCAA likes to call it "loss of institutional control." The Wiz sees it as a sign of insecurity when a university has to align behind a football team to validate its existence. Checks and balances are tossed aside and individuals are allowed to make a sham of the school. It will be interesting to see how the university handles this from a public-relations standpoint because right now, it is sporting a real shiner. Just check out all the embarrassment Vick brought the university since he enrolled in 2002. Sadly, coach Frank Beamer didn't have the common sense to make this play call. Evidence suggests that Tech president Charles Steger finally had to step in. ... We also have a link to three video reports, including comments from Beamer (some registration).
Posted by dawizofodds at 2:42 AM