The purple-faced one is staying at ND. Smart move by the Irish; kinda surprised he isn't sniffing around an NFL gig.
(for some reason I can't seem to paste a link here...)
Hard to say a lot more about the character of President Schlissel.
Besides the obvious accomplishments (removing Brandon, convincing Hackett to leave retirement, Harbaugh, Manuel), he's also brought in a top-notch CFO, by all accounts is working to eliminate a culture of having "yes-people" throughout the University, and is humble enough to rely on experts in those areas where he's not well-versed.
EDIT: clarified accomplishments.
Looks like we didn't have to wait until NSD to hear some of the other side of the story.
"the stuff I've been reading, I would tell you, is not accurate."
"Michigan, Jim Harbaugh, Jim Hackett, Warde Manuel operate with total integrity and total transparency."
"The NCAA and the Big Ten are thinking about changing signing periods because part of what you have here is the observation that commitments are real and then we have people that don't show up for their scholarships,"
"I'm not speaking about any specific case here, but we may find out that we have (commits) who can't get into Michigan -- they haven't finished their boards or senior grades.....(Another factor) is they didn't perform. Recruiting has started so much earlier with sophomores and juniors. The nature of our program and competition is such that you've got to continue to earn your position on the team. If -- again not a specific case -- if there's somebody where that's declined, there's lots of conversations with them."
"We're very much out there, we don't hide how we operate and with what we do,"
"It's a meritocracy. In everything we do in our program.
"It's going to continue to be that."
"They've got to continue to perform when there's early commitments. Both in the classroom, on the field and as a citizen in the community. That's how we're going about it."
"I don't hide from that at all and I won't. That's what we demand."
In the comments of an earlier diary post Ohiowild asked if MIchigan rushers showed an upward trend in yards per carry as they gain experience. I used the same top 200 rushers history to plot yards per carry vs. games played and then ran a regression so see if there was any indication of an upward trend.
The verdict: not so much.
[EDIT] I made some changes to the chart based on the comments.
How do we define experience? The data I have provides average yards per carry for each game in which the rusher has at least one attempt, so I have to define experience within that constraint. The Maizer pointed out right away that there were some big outliers and Nogit suggested filtering out games with only a few carries. So I arbitrarily filtered out any game with 5 or fewer attempts. Therefore, for this analysis I've defined a significant-experience game as one in which the rusher has more than 5 attempts.
For each player the chart plots the series of average yards per carry for each significant-experience game. So if a player had 30 significant-experience games in their career there would be 30 dots plotted at tick mark 1 through 30 on the x-axis.
Click here or on the snapshot below to see the full graph.
In 1992, Bo Schembechler toured the new Michigan Athletic Museum inside Schembechler Hall. The museum would later be renamed the Margaret DowTowsley Sports Museum. While the museum no longer exists, some of the memorabilia now resides inside the new Schembechler Hall Museum in Ann Arbor.
I wish we still had such a museum where we could see all the accomplishments of every sports team. The new Towsley Museum is nice, but it's kind of small (they don't even have all our bowl trophies on display) and only for football.
Not that beav. The Beav, Jay Flannelly. Most of us know the story of The Beav helping Jimmy feel the love from reading Endzone and a recent board conversation but this artcile was posted by JUB this morning. Enjoy all the feels that this last year has brought us.