further adventures in Jed York being unsuited for his position
A couple weeks ago, I put together a google map with all of the Michigan bars I'm aware of (and also everything from the spreadsheet that bouje has been maintaining.) The map is here.
Hopefully this will prevent the "where's the Michigan bar in Pittsburgh/Fresno/Topeka/wherever" threads that pop up every week, but if your favorite gameday hangout isn't on here, put it in the thread and let me know. I'll do my best to keep the map up to date.
2nd alcohol related incident. He was projected to be starter this year.
Tressel says UM is "a ways away" from OH's level. I do think JH will need time to go undefeated in the B1G and compete for NCs, but Tressel also said the OH recruiting door has been closed and remains closed, and that those who have left have not been significant.
Composite top-10 OH recruits: 2012 Bolden, Kalis, Wormley, Wilson...2013 Thomas, Charlton, McCray, Butt. Throw in Henry, Gedeon, Smith and all the others and it's time to be significant on November 28.
This block quote is from the paper that shall go linkless for the sanity of this thread.
"The door got closed on the real high majority of any of the Ohio kids leaving Ohio to go there or anywhere else," Tressel said "If you think about some of the tough times we had ... you look at the stars of (Michigan) teams, and those players were from here. That door has closed. If you look back and see what has snuck out of the door, it isn't significant. That door is still closed. If it remains closed, we'll have a real chance to enjoy some of the good successes we've had in that rivalry."
EDIT: 1) this implies Hoke's OH recruits are not significant and 2) implies that the only way for UM to get to OH's level is to beat OH recruiting in OH. I think its time for UMs OH guys to be significant and I don't agree that the only path to an NC is through OH (although, OH is one of the key states with FL, TX, CA...and MI (UM must keep the best).
Now that stipens for athletes is just around the corner (they begin in the 2015-16 school year) for the Big Ten and other Power Five conferences, it's time to consider how much money will be involved and what kind of disparity there will be between schools. David Jones, of pennlive.com has an interesting article that includes a table showing tuition and incidental expenses (labeled Stipend) from 2014-15 for each Big Ten school.
Jones discusses the competing interests within universities that will play into determing the amount for these stipends: ADs want them high enough to help lure top athletes while other university officials want to keep them low enough to not scare off prospective students and their parents who are trying to figure out how budget for college expenses.
Jones also points out that "Penn State coach James Franklin is on record recently as saying the expenses stipend is definitely on the table as a recruiting factor." Even though the stipends in the table below are for the current academic year and not what will be paid next year, it's no surprise that Franklin is willing to use stipends in recruiting, given that Penn State's incidental expenses or "stipend" is more than double the amount for some of the other universities, including Michigan.
Not much new information in the article, more of a summary of things we already know.
I really like that Drevno plans to organize the offense around the strengths of the QB, instead of putting a square peg into a round hole like we've been doing since 2008.