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Published December 16, 2009, 08:46 AM

Further Review: Sponsoring Tiger and recruiting local talent

(WDAY Sports) - Tonight on Further Review, something to think about in the Tiger Woods mess and a possible change of plans in the Bison football offices.

By: Steve Hallstrom, WDAY

(WDAY Sports) - Tonight on Further Review, something to think about in the Tiger Woods mess and a possible change of plans in the Bison football offices.

If you run a company and you want to stand by Tiger Woods through all this garbage, like Nike, well I guess that's your right. If you want to cut ties like Accenture, well I've got a lot of respect for you, but for goodness sakes don't do this: “We'd like to step away for a while until Tiger starts playing again.” Just call it what it is.

Come out and say, we think he's good for business and sooner or later everyone will forget about it, but right now there's too much heat in the kitchen. The companies that are dropping him are largely non-golfing related and are using him as a character icon, but if you're in the golfing business, you'd better choose wisely if you drop him because this will pass in time, and Tiger will be great again and beat Jacks' Major Championship record. It'll take a while, but he'll use all this for motivation and beat the pants off of everyone.

It's very interesting to me that at the same time Craig Bohl seems to be adjusting his recruiting philosophy to a more Midwest centered approach; he also appears to be changing his stance on hiring assistants. More and more have local ties, and fewer have the high major backgrounds. I wouldn't be surprised to see that continue after Mike Breske and Charlie Camp had a cup of coffee in Fargo.

He has to be getting tired of the guys from the big stage bolting after a year to go back to the FBS. Every program has turnaround, but NDSU has had a heaping pile of it in recent years, and I'm willing to bet Bohl has had enough.

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