I take it to mean that Kiffin is going to be Michigan's new LB coach.
Dillon Baxter excited to play for Kiffin?
I realize that they are 18 years-old and are relatively naive to the ways of the world, but how do these kids fall for the bullsh*t that Lane Kiffin shovels? He basically leaves a trail of violations everywhere he goes. It's clear the whole world thinks he is a Grade A scumbag and question his capability. I cannot believe he's Monte's son.
Whereas I was annoyed by the smugness of Charlie Weis I cannot stand the gall of Lane.
Hotter girls at USC. Kiffin's taking the best idea he got from Tennessee (the escort service) and bringing it to where it can do its best work.
The bs he shovels? You mean all of the extra incentives they get to play for him? Its not like he was selling academics to these kids (Even though we all know that's the real reasoning behind their decsions). Sidebar to be an e-d-bag, because everyone loves those oppurtunities, but how can you have a one point trail of violations? The jury is still out on Lane Kiffin as a coach, he hasnt been anywhere long enough to show quantitative results, he could be just as good of a coach as Monte.
Slim to none chances that Baxter comes to Michigan. Orgeron and Kiffin aren't going to let him go that easily.
You're right. I bet Dillon Baxter will be driving a fine automobile quite soon.
Um, do you know what our football players drive?
No I do not, but if they get cars like this ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgeAzjlpmPw ) we may have some trouble on our hands in the future.
No. What do they drive?
Used to get around campus in a Bitchin' tricked-out hearse.
Look, our cars got wings!
How does a guy the whole country is calling a weasel convincing players to love hm so much? We suffer from simple negative recruiting about the weather, but nobody seems to be able to neg-recruit against Kiffin with the ammount of ammunition this guy has given? WTF?
Hey, there are plenty of MGoCommenters who believe that Kiffin bears no responsibility whatsoever for what's gone down at USC, and besides, USC isn't guilty of anything anyhow, and besides, everybody at MGoBlog would have done what Kiffin did so, what's the big deal anyhow?
Assuming you are serious, which I hope you are not, my comment has more to do with Kiffin's string of blunders and minor violations at Tenn., his lack of loyalty, and his losing record at every head coaching position he has held.
Kiffin is a saint!!!
Seriously, when did any of us say that? I did most of the saying, and I said nothing like that.
You should know that rationally adding a dissenting viewpoint with factual evidence to support your argument is the equivalent of sanctifying Lane Kiffin.
7-6 is a losing record?
I assume the OP is counting Kiffin's stint with the Raiders, too, where he went 5-15.
His total win/loss record as a HC is 12-21.
is simply riding the Pete Carroll gravy train. Kiffin probably doesn't have to do much more than just phone the recruit to win him over. It's like that extremely hot chick that you met at the bar and somehow managed to pull her number. You call her and leave a message. And then she calls you back?! Holy crap!
Am I a little jealous? Yes.
so i'm unclear on who is the hot chick in your analogy: Kiffin? the recruit? USC?
If anything, it seems like the recruit is the guy who gets called back by the hot chick (USC/Pete Carroll with an offer), then finds out that the hot chick is taken, but now Kiffin is the hot chick's friend who is available and got the dude's number from the hot chick.
It's sounding more and more like USC's verbal commits view Kiffin not as the shady, average coach that he *allegedly* is, but as a Pete Carroll clone. So, in this regard, the "hot chick" is Pete Carroll. I know, it all sounds strange but it makes sense...at least to me.
It makes no sense to me either. Just flat ridiculous how crazy recruiting has become
These kids feel invincible and are not worried in the least about anything bad happening to them.
I have always wondered this too. How is it that some dunces who suck as coaches manage to convince so many great high school prospects to play for them when they have a record of mediocrity, idiocy, and/or failure? Some people are just born with the gift of slick talking and salesmanship, I guess.
Today on rivals radio Tom dienhart said he just talked to baxter and its Florida,Oregon,or USC take it FWIW
I wasn't gonna hang this recruiting class on whether he came here or not. Sure it would have been great to get him to play here but it is what it is. I hope he does great wherever he goes. I just can't understand why he, or any other recruit that had their choice of where to go, would want to play for a school that is more than likely going to be under stiff sanctions from the NCAA instead of somewhere else even if it wasn't Michigan.
I do not know this as fact (the sanctions) but from what I have read it seems certain. I guess a childhood dream is hard to pass up no matter what the consequences.
Good luck to him wherever he goes. He should be fun to watch if what is said about him holds true.
is a lot like George W. Powerful daddy in his chosen profession, legacy of screw-ball tactics and border-line failure at previous stops, and somehow falls into these positions of power.
Great comparison! Bush ran multiple companies and a MLB franchise into the ground and was then elected governor of Texas. It makes me sad for the world when I realize that 95% of the people in this country are lemmings to whatever name they recognize from TV. That is not a democrat or republican thing, just a sociological thing. Whether they watch FOX, CNN or some idiot talking about how much faster the kid from Florida on the SEC team is than the kid from Florida on the Big Ten team, I can almost see them nodding their head in agreement.
What, you don't like Palin?!?! Just have a look at that sweet can! She's qualified.
Normally I'm inclined to neg stuff that steps into politics, but this is just too funny.
Why can people not stick to the one basic rule? Seriously.
OK, I'll bite. What is the one basic rule?
Look for "unwelcome" topics.
OK, I can see not debating politics, but he was merely comparing a sports figure to a politcal figure based on his father gaining him some credibility. Bush's failures in business before his presidency are pretty well documented and he didn't go into debating him politically (and neither did I).
Do you think you're cool because you walk around town with a briefcase full of orange juice reports handcuffed to your arm?
Which is why both the USSR, Eastern Germany, and modern China have put massive emphasis on developing top quality athletes to win medals in the Olympics?
Dude you totally schooled him! Screw that guy for trying to make a joke!
If you're going to be all up on my jock, can you at least cup the balls while you're at it? Thanks.
It's a good thing you've got the fancy avatar, because your posts are neither smart nor funny. At least your WLA comrades make decent points every now and then.
Oh come on. You've enjoyed neither of my videos nor animated gifs? The Charlie Weis flash game didn't get you to crack a smile? How to use HTML sticky is useless? Recruiting Self-Test?
Michigan football is just a way to have some fun for me. I just no longer bother to get into debates because I'm not going to convince anyone of anything on this board.
but you have made a number of politically charged comments in the past. I know your political affiliation...and I shouldn't.
Are you referring to me?! I don't talk politics and have no political affiliation.
That's literally impossible, since I don't have a political "affiliation". What is more likely is that I said something that you may have made an inference from. It's highly unlikely that you'll find any sort of a direct or indirect comment by me on any type of political subject since the rule was re-clarified on this board (probably about 6 months ago or more?). Regardless, the point is, that at one time it was brought to my attention, just like everyone else here, and I've refrained from it since. The fact that I may or may not have posted something political before I knew the rule in no way, shape, or form means that I can't remind someone else of the rule.
Smooth talker on TV but nothing to show for it.
Your language is offensive!
How you get negged for this is beyond me. It's clearly a simple counter-point post to bmiddy's politically charged comment that came out of nowhere... yet for some reason he gets positive votes despite clearly starting the whole thing.
Edit: Not anymore.
from either side of the aisle.
that is such a libertarian thing to say.
I'd much rather we just sat around all day saying "lolbutts"
Maybe Baxter will be smart enough to realize that the horrible feeling Carroll left him with is the EXACT SAME thing Kiffin did to UT recruits.
If a kid was willing to play for Carroll I am not surprised he'd play for Kiffin. There isn't much difference between them. Well, except that Pete Carroll actually has a winning record. They are very similar ethically.
Ethically maybe, but not tactfully. Carroll seemed much more calculated and intelligent in his doings, Kiffin just seems to bumble along.
Why does everyone lump in Kiffin's NFL record with his NCAA record? He's 7-6 as a collegiate head coach. So no, the difference is Pete Carroll proved himself as a great collegiate coach over 9 seasons. They both have winning records.
USC is Baxter's dream school. He's from San Diego. He's been committed since he was a Freshman. It's where he obviously wanted to be all along. Yes he was dismayed by Carroll's departure, and sure he had a nice visit to Michigan, but there was very little indication he was ever going to end up in Ann Arbor. Get over it
From what I have been able to glean from various news sources, USC is going to smacked pretty hard with sanctions. If it was the football program alone they may have gotten off a little easier, but b/c there have been violations in football as well, it has the potential of a conclusion of institutional misconduct. They will probably lose all the wins from 2004-2005 and Reggie Bush losing his Heisman for starters.
My guess is they will be banned from post season and television something like the 1993 Auburn team
Quick question not just to you, which may be insanely stupid...what does it matter if they lose all those wins? Will it really effect anything they're doing now? Does any of the recruits/fans really care about that kind of stuff? I understand how losing scholarships hurts (obviously) but what effect does the loss of wins have other than a need to edit some books/wiki entries?
from 92 to 97. I had season basketball tickets every year except my freshmen year. I would have had them then too but had knee surgery the day before students tickets were sold. Back then, season tickets sold out quickly.
How do I feel about the hoops team having to abandon all of the wins from 3 of 5 seasons I was a student? It pisses me off.
The NCAA cannot strip Reggie Bush of his Heisman since the NCAA doesn't give it out
True, but a condition of winning is that your are compliant with NCAA rules and regulations.
The DAC would strip him of it.
I would suggest avoiding those news sources...
Ask UofM basketball players from the late 90's early 2000's. It makes your program smell a little funny and chases away some recruits. Those lost recruits result in poor performance which in turn chases away more recruits. The loss of TV coverage and bowl games hurts more, IME because it hurts national recruiting. I don't see it keeping USC down long, though, because their location will always keep players wanting to come live it up in LA and the talent in CA lessens the effect of loss of national exposure.
I was under the impression that that was more due to the fact that recruits didn't want to come to a program that couldn't go to the post season not the loss of wins. (Before the sanctions there was the incoming coach with little experience and pending sanction hammer to disuade recruits.) Maybe recruits put more weight on it than I do.
kiffin talked to baxter when he was a freshman, so theres no chance unless RR can snake his way in.
We may have Rich Rod's mad signing day closing skillz, but Kiffin has tanned LA babes in the offing
Baxter just received his first recruiting visit from said 'hostesses' and is therefore understandably excited. I would be ;)
And by 'hostess', I do indeed mean cupcakes.
Oh yeah, any kind of commitment requirement for a 'hostess' recruit is frowned upon.
Well have fun not playing in a bowl game for a few years, Dillon.