An MGoJob Is Available
Major changes are involuntarily happening around here. You see, Rudy, my people have been snatched up. Tim is moving to fill the vacancy at The Wolverine left by Josh Helmholdt's ascension to Midwest Recruiting Analyst. Tom is departing, as well. That site is yet to launch and I've been asked not to spill the specific beans so you'll have to deduce.
These are well-deserved jobs for both guys and I'm happy for them. For me—and you—not so much. Unless you want to do this:
MGoBlog Recruiting Ninja
The position is a combination of Tim and Tom duties that were previously split because of the organic nature of Tom's emergence. Recruiting ninja will:
- Collect information from around the web for a weekly roundup post.
- Write up new commitment posts.
- Maintain the recruiting board.
- Head out to reasonably local football games to get footage of commitments.
- Utilize the wonders of the internet to interview recruits on- and off-line.
Output should be a post or two daily with regular items on the message board a la Tom.
Ideally, candidates should:
- Already have a decent idea who Ben Gedeon is, what Tha Ringer is, and why Michigan's high-rated recruits drop more often than they rise when rankings are revised.
- Have a writing portfolio of some variety.
- Be able to write relatively clean copy without outside editing.
- Have an online presence.
- Know how to assemble and edit video.
- Have journalist skills like talking to people and getting information from them friendly-like without making them think you're weird.
- Desire for Michigan to win football games without that interfering with #6.
- Not mind odd hours.
All of these will be tough to achieve so don't worry if you're missing a couple.
The job pays like an entry-level gig at a regional newspaper. 100% telecommute, no set hours, flexible vacation as long as it's not during football season. If you want a business card that says "recruiting ninja" we can make that happen. No benefits at the moment because I haven't begun to figure that out, but if that is a hangup it is negotiable for the right candidate.
If you're interested, email me 4-6 pieces (preferably URLs to pieces) and a resume. If the email contains background on you that helps illuminate where you are and where you're going that will also be helpful.
Chalk this up to the kind of attrition we should expect to see during a coaching transition.
But in all seriousness, congrats guys!
Voice of a baritone angel to continue podcasting responsibilities.
9. Must chase Brian's cat.
10. Must have an name starting with a T and ending with an M. Including but not limited to Tum, Tem, Tam (excluding Tim and Tom).
Tempting, very tempting.
and Brian's ability to identify good talent and bring it onboard. Think of MGoBlog as an incubator of true (i.e., not Freep assclowns posing as "journalists") journalism ability.
Brian has demonstrated a Beilein-like eye for unheralded talent.
Why couldn't this have happened 20 years ago, when I still lived in Michigan. And didn't have a job.
I watched Pursuit of Happyness last night. If you want something, go out and get it. Don't let anyone tell you you can't do something. Not even me.
...Have not gone unheeded.
You were made for this, DG! I've scrolled through every recruiting thread looking for your comments. This MGoMember supports your candidacy!
You got my vote.
You were the one who popped into my head when I saw this post. That either means you were meant for this or...let's just say you were meant for this.
You were the first person that came to mind.
You could Destroy the weekly update! I'm in.
also if you need any assistance with collecting video or talking to kids out here in Southern Cali. I'm here for you man!
When I was looking for work, I definitely would have been intrigued. But now I don't think I'd have the time to devote to it (particularly in the day) that Tom and Tim did. But there was a time where I might as well have been getting paid to be on MGoBlog.
could you keep Tim and Tom?
I see you've made it to the bargaining stage of grief. Congratulations!
And you caused me to laugh outloud in my office. Thank goodness the door was closed.
Well said, now I must go change my shorts!
How does this sound? "The Stephen M. Ross MGoBlog Recruiting Ninja". I think it's high time we hit up the big guns to pony up to keep MGoBlog talent in place. Then we can also say that the MGoBlog writers are "well-endowed". And snicker.
Well, they've already agreed to go with contracts and everything so no.
Why do Michigan's high-rated recruits drop more often than they rise when rankings are revised?
I think there's a natural tendency for recruits to slip in the rankings once they commit to a team because they sort of fall off the radar. There are other recruits attending camps and whatnot, so the ones who perform well get pushed up in the rankings. With the exception of maybe terry richardson, I think if you look at the recent 24/7 changes, most of our recruits that slipped probably did so because they haven't been hitting up the camp circuit over the summer.
We've decided to invite you to the next stage of our interviewing process, details to follow
but due to the large number of qualified candidates, we cannot offer you employment at this time
(1) regression to the mean
(2) it's easier to sell subscriptions when lots of top prospects remain uncommitted
It has something to do with the free masons and the knights templar. It's complicated
congratulations to Tim and Tom. well deserved. we'll miss you both and hope that you keep us in mind.
Congratulations Tim and Tom. Hopefully you will enjoy your new jobs and still continue to do wonderful things.
We will miss you here though.
I had any of those abilities.
A wise man once told me "If you want something, go out and get it. Don't let anyone tell you you can't do something. Not even me."
Seriously, your tweets are fast and informative like Tom's. Eh?
Well deserved "promotions" for each.
I'm sure Brian will find a way to keep up the quality of content around here - somehow, some way.
If not DG there is only one man capable of this role...
What with Benji being in England and all that.
If not DG then there is only one man capable, only one man all knowing...Yes, Yes...THE_KNOWLEDGE...
As long as we can clean up his posts and his endless babbling he might just work out.
Brian hold on to your dream. Best of luck tom/tim. I one day can envision MGoBlog TV!
O, I see.
whoever fills his role has gigantic shoes to fill. I seriously doubt any other fanbase has a guy who offers even half of what Tom did for us.
Indeed. To be clear, is the paywall that will shield Tom from the masses the ESPN Insider paywall? If so, I think I can handle that expense. It's dirt cheap.
Congrats to both Tom and Tim, BTW.
If Tom is gonna be some kind of ESPN Ann Arbor insider then I'm willing to pay up to keep getting the same TomVH updates. I'm sure a lot of us will
This was probably a factor in the ESPN job offer. The hope that some of the MGOBlog nation would follow him to the new site.