Just a few recruiting questions.
- When is the "all clear, go ahead" signal expected on Kinard? I know we're waiting on something.
- IIRC, Frost is an early enrollee, so his decision, one way or the other, should be soon. Can he decide anytime between now and the beginning of the Winter Term? (i.e., as late as Jan. 2, say?)
- Are there any other undecided recruits who would be enrolled in January?
- Beyond the early enrollees, are there other recruits whose decision is imminent? It seems that many of those remaining will announce either at one of the High School all-star games, UA or Army, or on signing day.
If I have a sense of what's happening on the recruiting front, I can stop obsessively visiting Mgoblog. I'm with Brian, in thinking that the only opinion on the coaching front which really matters is that of DB. Other than the recruiting front, and a bit on B-Ball and Hockey, there's not a lot of threads that really matter to me. I'm tired of the pro/con RR/Harbaugh vitriol, and actually have stopped reading many of the threads. What's been said has been said ad nauseum, sometimes pretty vociferously. It all is now beating a dead horse.
I like Beilien and think we are on the right track, I was just laughing my ass off imagining RR watching the game in his living room and sayin "Where the fuck have you been all year Mike Patrick?" "Where are my fucking graphs for my defense you idiots!"
It seemed ESPN was prepared for Mich to get blown out and explain it with graphs showing how young Michigan was but how the future is so bright. They were gushing on Beilien and the young guys before we even got the lead.
RR gets Millen yelling "Shankapotomous"
Did anyone else notice the completely different vibe of the telecasts? I think I saw the Michigan is the youngest team in the Big Ten graph 3 times. I've never seen the graph for RR's defense in 12 games.
I want to know if anyone has done a "Bowl Tour" through the alumni association? I just need to know an approximate cost if possible, and a few words about the experience. I am doing a presentation about this (tomorrow morning of course), so any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Every snap except the clock killing Bauserman drive.
Sandwiched between the Broekhuizen punt TD drive and the kick return there was 6 minutes of hope.
All this Stanford talk has taken me into internet link tangent. I was just curious if anyone who has looked at this closely can help me understand how these things are possible.
Someone mentioned that Stanford had only played 1 team currently ranked(Oregon). I thought that was interesting to see how really good they were. Then I click to a different link and see that they played the 8th hardest schedule according to Sagarin.
So you played the #1 ranked team, the Pac 10 is admittedly terrible this year and your hardest out of conference game was the Michigan staple 6-6 Notre Dame and that gets you the 8th hardest schedule in the country? Alabama 15th hardest schedule would like a word.
This lead me to notice the Pac 10 is considered the best conference this year. Huh?
So this lead to me to a few questions for the statistically inclined.
Since the PAC 10 did horribly in non conference with few marquee wins how did Sagarin get them to be the hardest conference?
Did the fact that most of the PAC 10 beat each other up besides Oregon and Stanford lead to a better conference rating? I guess playing more mediocre teams than playing 1 or 2 real hard teams and a tomato can makes for a harder SOS which I don't believe.
Is there a more respected strength of schedule rating than Sagarin or is that the accepted standard, because it seems pretty out of whack.
We can cross off Texas A & M off the list. They are in the Cotton Bowl against some team from the ESS EEE SEE.
What does that leave us with now? Missouri, Oklahoma St., Nebraska, K-State, Baylor, Florida?
What say you?