the bylaw blog's twitter is hinting that big news is coming out right now. but i don't see anything. stay tuned...
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"Just got word institutions may not subscribe to Rivals. RT @ACCSports: Care to elaborate?"
Not sure what the significance is....
really hope thatt's not the bomb. that's like a spec of gun powder.
Weird and disappointing. Kinda like my sex life.
cracking down on these recruiting services and Rivals and Scout will get caught up in it. Some of the writers can be....let's just say "not impartial."
edit: I guess the issue is:
Look at the tweet right before that one.
Sounds like it's not a "bomb" as in somebody is getting hammered, but rather the recruiting game is about to change in terms of how schools scout. Looks like an attempt to close off loopholes to allow shady payments to "scouting services."
Twitter is stupid.
I need more funny people to follow
...#tweeted that @captainobvious.
Will be a free service. The information isn't that "premium" anyway since you can find it in 2 minutes later here, other blogs or newspaper sites.
It seems they could make just as much money with advertising from more unique visitors.
I don't think their business model is affected by this at all. 99.9% of their subscribers are fans, and I don't think that they are going anywhere.
Why pay $100 a year when you have Mgoblog, TomVH and this message board?
For example: they write an entire article that Zeke Pike is visiting Michigan. That shows up here in about 2 minutes. If TomVH hasn't scooped them already.
I like the service they provide, I just don't believe it's worth charging for. Open it up to everyone and they could make even more money.
Why pay for the Detroit News, when you can read the articles for free on Detnews.com?
This ia only true because we have TomVH and Tim.
But because there's value in the service, if we didn't have TomVH and Tim on MGoBlog, we would have TimVH and Tom on GMoBlog.
Obviously a really elementary example, but if there's money to be made providing a service, people will provide that service.
.....the government would watch the GMoBlog because they would think it was being run from a certain base in Cuba and supporting terrorism disguised as a blog for dyslexic Michigan fans with subpar typing skills.....
Damn government. Arresting TimVH and Tom for trying to get us our recruiting info.
I, for one, don't care if they do it while they're in an orange jumpsuit. Just let me know when Zeke Pike is committing.
Hoke is going to create an MGoBlog screenname and start asking for paywalled information?
I will be suspicious of any future "Any Updates on Zeke Pike?" threads.
"Hey guys, what would you all say about Hoke if he punted/ went for it/ ran/ passed in these 101 different situations? Any statistical analysis to show if he would be making the right or wrong call?"
with a cat making a funny expression is an automatic up vote from me.
i bet there are some, not sure how many, but some coaches who go by what rivals and scout and espn says when deciding to offer a player
It's a well known fact (confirmed by Miami (YTM) recruting coordinator Clint Hurtt a few years ago) that Larry Coker and his staff basically did nothing but find players to recruit off recruiting sites. Almost no personal evaluation was done.
CORAL GABLES - Recruiting had become simple for the University of Miami football staff.
While counterparts were out scouring the country for the next All-American, the Hurricanes coaches were likely parked in front of a computer with a pad and pen. They surfed Internet recruiting sites in search of talent, almost forgetting their own evaluation in the process.
"That's accurate," UM recruiting coordinator Clint Hurtt said. "We spent way too much time recruiting off [Internet] lists and finding these top guys instead of truly evaluating. You can't just go off hearsay or just because Florida, Florida State or Alabama is recruiting him. That doesn't mean a thing."
No school is buying a Rivals subscription because the person running the service requires them to buy it to talk to their prospects.
less than 20 seconds ago via web
How can Hoke and Mattison POSSIBLY afford 9.95/mo on their paltry salaries? I can see the first amendment to their employment agreements involving drawn out negotiations on this issue.
presumably that would mean coaches can't either?
the NCAA has the power (or enforcement mechanism, if they somehow possess the power) to regulate which subscription services coaches wish to buy on their personal computers with their own money. Coaches will simply subscribe on their own and not through the university.
I don't see how this changes anything.
Followed by...crap, wrong SEC.
or are they just the big names? Isn't this about the shady "recruiting service" that Oregon subscribed and paid for?
You want me to be...explicit?
Why should YOU receive major NCAA punishments for a violation someone ELSE noticed?
He just said that Coach Lavin is undergoing cancer treatment, I think that is the bomb.
Seems like an odd way to announce that someone has cancer. I'm going to put my money on the rivals news.
Bylawblog and I obviously have different definitions of "bomb." Personally, mine coincides with that of Murray from Clueless.
Manny Ramirez retiring?