Monthly Archives: January 2012

James Madison QB Billy Cosh transfers to Butler

BILLY COSH

Butler Community College coach Troy Morrell confirmed Monday that James Madison quarterback Billy Cosh has transferred to play for the Grizzlies and is enrolled in school.

Cosh, 6-foot-2 and 215 pounds, redshirted at Kansas State in 2010 and was a backup for JMU last season. Word is he’s got a cannon for an arm.

“He was just in a situation where he was unhappy and wanted the chance to play,” Morrell said. “Our offense is a great fit for his his talents … he can really throw the ball. He’s a great fit.”

Cosh, the son of former Kansas State defensive coordinator Chris Cosh, was a three-star recruit out of Arundel (Md.) High School, where he set state career records for passing yards (7,433) and touchdowns (112).

Cosh is the third straight high-profile quarterback transfer to land at Butler, following LSU’s Zach Mettenberger, who transferred from Georgia in 2010, and UConn’s Chandler Whitmer, who transferred from Illinois in 2011.

I thought, even before they landed Cosh, that the Grizzlies had a good shot of being the preseason No. 1 team in the country. He makes them better.

TA

Facebook post leads to more problems for Newman coach Jaime Green

JAIME GREEN

Newman women’s basketball coach Jaime Green ran into some trouble with a post on her Facebook account after last week’s story revealing the school had hit her with some in-house penalties for NCAA violations related to the recruitment of two Division I transfers. You can hit the link for the whole story.

After Newman – and Green – issued statements admitting to the violations, Green went on FB and said the accusations against her were false. Which led to some confusion.

Here’s the post, which has since been taken down:

“No matter what the false accusations are, no matter how hard they throw their stones, at the end of the day the ONLY feelings I have in my heart are grace and forgiveness. This business is a rough one, BUT the players, the fans, the recruits, and the lives that I get to touch and the lives that impact mine are always worth it in the end. This too shall pass; I refuse to cast the first stone! GO JETS!!!!!”

Turns out, the school hasn’t changed its stance on what happened.

Here’s the statement from the school, via Newman director of communications Kelly Snedden, regarding the FB post:

“Coach Green apologizes for using the words “false accusations” on her personal Facebook page. The University stands by the women’s basketball coaching staff as they, the Newman University Athletic Department, and the entire university community continue to learn the NCAA’s compliance processes.”

I’m out.

TA