A. NCAA news
The head-coaching picture continues to fill itself in as Utah assistant Meredith Paulicivic has been named the new head at Ohio State, replacing Carey Fagan.
|Team||Outgoing coach||Reason||Incoming coach|
|Penn State||Jeff Thompson||Everything||Sarah Brown|
|Michigan State||Kathie Klages||Larry Nassar|
|NC State||Mark Stevenson||Retired||Kim Landrus|
|Georgia||Danna Durante||Fired||Courtney Kupets|
|EMU||Sarah Brown||Fancier job|
|Illinois||Kim Landrus||…different job?|
|Ohio State||Carey Fagan||Promoted||Meredith Paulicivic|
So it’s four down and five to go, with a significant assistant position now open at Utah as well. Tick-tock, people. June’s transparent recruiting cattle calls (I mean “summer camps”…for the kids…and the community) aren’t going to
snatch all the best children provide a fun, exciting, and educational summer environment all by themselves.
You guys. This year, Georgia literally changed the name of its camp from “Gymdog Camp” to “Courtney Kupets Camp.”
Milk. That. Name recognition.
It’s like Space Camp, but instead of learning about the planets, you look at Courtney Kupets. If those kids aren’t forced to make mini Courtney Kupetses out of popsicle sticks every day, refund please.
Speaking of Courtney Kupets Camp, when are we going? Also, in actual things, Courtney announced the completion of her royal court, adding assistant coaches Charlie Tamayo and Josh Overton to her staff to do, like, the gymnastics parts or whatever. You remember Charlie Tamayo from being super good and having the layout double Arabian named after him. More recently, he was an assistant coach at Navy for the men’s team. Josh Overton has been at Chow’s and was brought on because of…Chow’s is good at bars and winning?
Oh, also this is already happening.
I’ll get the teapot.
B. National team camp
This weekend is quite a bit sparser than the last few have been in terms of actual competitions, but there’s still a bit going on.
The US women are heading back to the ranch for…national team Pride weekend? I think that’s what it is. There’s still one more pre-comp national team pool party after this one (the big July camp that also has the American Classic and the final elite qualifier), so no one’s really expected to be that good yet. Martha would want them to be at exactly 63% at this camp. And then Aly would be at 66%, and it’s like, “UGH OFF THE TEAM.”
You know it’s still not a super important camp because McCusker, Hurd, and Paulson are not in attendance.
Though we are informed that “2016 Olympic team replacement athletes Ragan Smith and Ashton Locklear are participating in the camp [so calm down you stupid goblins and don’t lose your shit on twitter, you’re fine].”
Without those words, but basically with those words.