Say this for John Blake, former UNC associate head coach and current NCAA investigation target: He's got good taste in talent. The North Carolina News Observer reports that Blake may have attempted to act as a go-between for NFL agent Gary Wichard with Ndamukong Suh:
Phone records released Tuesday show that former UNC associate head football coach John Blake last year placed calls to agent Gary Wichard's cell phone at times within minutes of calls to the family of prized 2010 draft prospect Ndamukong Suh of Nebraska.
On Monday, University of Nebraska coach Bo Pelini told the Omaha World-Herald that he recalled there being concerns over possible contact between John Blake and Suh during Suh's time as a student-athlete at Nebraska.
Suh calls Blake a friend and says there was no improper contact (and did not, it should be noted, sign with Wichard following his time at Nebraska).