When I was in undergrad, many many moons ago, there were times when the last final of the semester was on the 23rd and you never knew when that exam would even be graded. I believe Econ classes traditionally had the last possible exam time.
CC: Rivals mods seem to be expecting some changes
I'm an undergrad in engineering and I only have 3 of my 4 grades, and that final was taken a week ago.
I'm LSA and I just got my final grade yesterday.
At least the school year ends early. The real complaint is having Spring Break at a time that only coincides about two schools including the Central Wackalaka State University School for the Ugly. (They may have actually moved Spring Break by now, it was always one of the student government campaign promises)
I thought they promised to pass resolutions on North Korea and the Iraq War.
They were going to, but then the Berkeley City Council did it, so there was no need.
Now hopefully they can focus on real work, like a proposal to fire Rich Rodriguez....
Agreed -- the timing of the break was always odd. I enjoyed the long summers, though.
Yeah, but you still get FOUR FULL MONTHS OF SUMMER. (All caps to emphasize big-dealness.) I miss the Michigan schedule . . .
Yeah, I'll take the extra month of SUMMER over two weeks of winter...
No doubt, especially because that month of summer was spent working so I came back to school with a lot more money than my friends at other schools did. Also gave me a big jump on summer internships.
help for seniors since they will graduate earlier than most colleges.
I heard that Buddy Ryan is going to be our defensive coordinator and turn this defense into the '85 Bears defense.
In all seriousness, with this news I'm very intrigued to see who this said coach is
Buddy Ryan mention led me to Jets site-- Bob Sutton is their LB coach, grad. ass't under Bo (no wonder they drafted Hobson & Harris). [Was moved back to LB coach after 3 years as DC when Ryan came over. Since Ryan's a defensive guru, keeping him says something about his ability. But could make someone look elsewhere...]
And look at his hair!
Even more rampant speculation/daydreaming from that website alone:
Jets' "defensive line/defense coach" is Mark Carrier, whose previous job was as Baltimore's DB coach after a few years coaching high school and college.... And I hear he played pretty well himself... Hmm. Knows defensive line and secondary....
And if we could afford a special teams coach...
Okay. Back to reality.
Maybe Carrier isn't so much of a stretch. Isn't he Donovan Warren's godfather?
is straight out of central casting for seemingly helpful neighbor who turns out to be a total pychopath!! Look at those eyes...
" he's got lifeless eyes. Like a doll's eyes. When he comes at ya, doesn't seem to be living... until he bites ya, and those eyes roll over white and then... ah then you hear that terrible high-pitched screamin'. The ocean turns red, and despite all the poundin' and the hollerin', they all come in and they... rip you to pieces."
Gerald Laird agrees
Anyone who claims they know something doesn't. I think I read that before
How good is this situation for Rivalas and Scout. Absolutely no information out there, fans desperate for info. They have a license to make up as much crap as they want with no real consequences. Yeah throw in a NFL in there that will keep people excited. Only 8 more days left.
You're killing my unbridled optimism
game that will factor into DB's analysis of the job RR is/has done. That cannot be favorable. RR has hung his hat on the academic numbers while he has been coach and I believe they have been favorable. But if any key players are missing on Jan. 1 and there is a loss that day, it cannot bode well for our embattled coach.
If there is a loss, academic eligibilty questions, especially a punter(OMG) and the number DB has to work with and he waits two months to announce the coach is staying, he's going to have some serious questions to answer in January. A stud DC from the NFL may not be enough of an answer if the rest is true. Will he have to run the 3-3-5 too?
So 7-6 with no big victories is the exact same as 8-5 with a bowl win over a ranked SEC team? I'm glad you aren't our AD.
Yes Sir! Michigan is playing in a bowl game on New Years Day!! Pretty sweet!!
... you're not one of those people who cried "RICH ROD HASN'T BEATEN OUR RIVALS ND, OSU, and MSU" and then once he got to 2-1 against ND started saying "Well, Notre Dame doesn't count, RIch Rod hasn't beaten our important rivals."
I just cringe when I hear "main rivals."
This isn't true. Michigan expects to beat MSU and has done so with regularity in the past (67-30-5 all time and 13-7 over the last 20 years.) MSU had never beaten Michigan thrice in a row until now.
On the other hand, ND is a historically strong program that Michigan is happy to play 0.500 ball against and that's exactly what has happened since the series resumed in the 70s. Michigan has never beaten ND thrice in a row in the modern era.
During Rodriguez's brief tenure, he's managed to meet expectations against ND but has fallen way short against MSU.
Excellent use of the word "thrice"
'cuz then it would have been . . . well, you know . . .
So you think State would never be as good as us because we expect to beat them every year. State will have some teams like they do now and in the 60's. They have a great team this year and beat most teams. MSU is big for in state recrutiing and beating ND is better for out of state recruiting. Both rivalries are important. I am not happy we lose to State and I wouldn't be happy if things were switched and we lost to ND for 3 straight years.
Ok, I didn't read all the post above. MSU is the worst 1 loss team and isn't great. How many teams in the country from BCS conferences or all of D1 have a better record. And worst one loss team. They beat the other one loss team from the B1G and didn't play the other.
First they didn't get trucked by 30 at home. That was away at Iowa. Second, I hate State, but just calling it as I see it. Second, give me a break about they could easily have lost 4-5 games, did they. You can say SDSU should be undefeated since they lost all their games by less than a TD. They lost.
Whether MSU is a bigger game than ND is debatable, but the consequences of losing to MSU are far worse than the consequences of losing to ND. It's a Big Ten game, and it has a huge impact on the local perception of the two programs. I'd trade our ND record (2-1) under RR for the MSU record (0-3) in a heartbeat.
Bill Belichick wants to come be the DC? Sweet, I'm down for that
Charlie Weis for DC!
a decided schematic advantage on D you know.
Come on down!
I'm a little skeptical about adding an NFL defensive coordinator, however, unless the coach has significant college experience as well (Michigan Man or not). I don't think whatever provides a decided schematic advantage at the NFL level will necessarily relate to a comparative advantage in college given the differences between the games.
Looks like someone read the Bruce Feldman article yesterday.
Yeah, colleges generally don't have 11 freak athletes to put out there, and thus you never see NFL like results.
and it worked out well for him (his 4th DC in 4 years). Maybe worth a shot.
Are claiming it? Wolverine guys? Board guys? So we can at least judge the source...
It comes from "Inside the Fort: December 23" by Chris Balas.
who had RR gone after one of the games? MSU or tOSU, perhaps?
Chris Balas, one of the official writers/mods/analysts.
You would get better insights from Paul the Octupus, than the renowned mods at rivals.
Is an "Octupus" anything like an "Octopus"?
IDK have to ask Paul
You clearly have never seen the Pet Psychic
Irregardless Paul kicks (cuss word)
without new assistants won't amount to much.