at least it's not just us?
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.
The recruiting dead period started Monday and runs through January 15. Dead periods, quiet periods, evaluation periods...it can get a bit confusing. Here is what the NCAA says about a dead period:
During a dead period a college coach may not have face-to-face contact with college-bound student-athletes or their parents, and may not watch student-athletes compete or visit their high schools. Coaches may write and telephone student-athletes or their parents during a dead period.
The dead period might be the most confusing of all, but here is what is allowed within the above rule:
- Calls (one/week from coach, unlimited from recruit)
- Visits to a college (ie: bowl practices) but meeting with a coach is not allowed on or off campus
That being said, recruiting could be pretty eventless for a little while so I'm open for suggestions. If you have something you'd like me to tackle, let me know and I'll try to pump out some material as my Christmas break is just a day away.
Great article on how the disjointed Skins offense has turned an electrifying QB into a complete mess. This is the passage that really struck me (for obvious reasons):
Coordinator Kyle Shanahan's offense hasn't done Griffin many favors. Last season, the Washington offense evolved into a dangerous hybrid of the West Coast, the Denver Broncos' stretch running game, the Nevada pistol read-option, and the Baylor spread. With Alfred Morris carrying the load on the ground and Griffin slinging strikes off play-action, Washington was tied for first in the NFL in yards per play. But Griffin's legs were the glue that held these pieces together. Defenses, while also trying to defend more traditional looks, faced the constant threat of Griffin keeping the ball on a read-option, running a bootleg pass, or simply scrambling for a key first down — or touchdown.
But while playing with a diminished Griffin this season, the Redskins seem to have junked most of the Baylor influence and instead alternated erratically between Shanahan's stretch run game, the pistol, and the "bunch" passing plays that NFL defenses have faced for years. The Redskins have been running three disparate offenses that don't add up to one coherent whole.
In case you ever wondered what made the SEC so much better than the Big Ten, it's clearly the strength and conditioning.
Edit: The Vine Embed isn't working in the original post so heres the link (https://vine.co/v/htnhvV1ZZ0X) I'll embed the video in the comments.
I think he would jump to Texas quickly if they came offering $6M-$7M a year. It seems there was a coach that used it as a stop and went on to big things.
When asked about the Texas job:
"I see Michigan State as a destination, not a stop," Dantonio said. "That's how I see it. Flattering, but that's how I see it."
Former Iowa star receiver Derell Johnson-Koulianos took to twitter the other night to rant against his former coach, Iowa's Kirk Ferentz.
As most of you may remember, DJK was arrested and charged with several drug-related crimes in December of his senior season, leading to a suspension for his team’s bowl game.
While the result of the arrest eventually became a simple marijuana possession guilty plea, DJK was never able to find work in the NFL, despite having the physical talents necessary.
Many have theorized that his former coach, Kirk Ferentz, may have “blackballed” himfrom the NFL due to a strained relationship between the two. Whether or not it’s true, the former wide receiver is soon going to release a tell-all book that, we’re guessing, is going to be a scathing account of what he claims goes on behinds closed doors at Iowa. Ahead of its release, DJK went OFF today on Twitter.
What do you guys think? Is DJK just another spurned player out for revenge and a big pay day? Or could there be some smoke to this fire? Would be HUGE news if true. The book is reportedly due out next summer.
DJK posts several tweets regarding the matter, all of them can be found in the linked article. I chose a few to post here:
Would u like it if u slaved for someone 4 5 yrs then when you arrived @ adversity they abandon you & tell potential employers not 2 hire u?— DJK (@coachkoul) December 17, 2013
I knew after my first conversation with KF at Iowa it wasn't. Going to be a good relationship.— DJK (@coachkoul) December 17, 2013
The money, the drugs the dictatorship of a program. All of it will be in the book.— DJK (@coachkoul) December 17, 2013
Put me in a room anytime anywhere w| KF and let's him deny anything I have to say. Sum1 make it happen. His recruits will hear about it all.— DJK (@coachkoul) December 17, 2013
At least 10 NFL teams said to me "We understand you made a mistake but my concern is no one at Iowa had anything good to say about you."— DJK (@coachkoul) December 17, 2013
Recruits need to consider this about KF before going to Iowa. It's all good when you're converting 3rd downs and touchdowns but don't F up.— DJK (@coachkoul) December 17, 2013