fair point that
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|5 weeks 5 days ago||I'd like to see||
I want to see Rashan Gary holding a sign that reads:
"I'm committed to the University of Michigan. Beat State! HARBAUGHGHGH"
|5 weeks 6 days ago||I almost||
I almost spit soda all over my monitor. Very funny. Like TBS.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||You miss the point.||
I dissagree that our second most important rival is MSU. They've never been top two.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Huh?||
We only have one win over Notre Dame since 2008? Am I missing something? I thought we were 4-2...
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Pizza||
Here's a little Wikipedia for you:
"While the selection process starts before the seeding process, the two often overlap; with conference tournaments not finishing until Selection Sunday itself, and only one hour between the end of the last game (usually the Big Ten Tournament championship game) before the brackets are officially unveiled, the committee cannot wait until after all the games are played to start determining the seeds. While nothing is set in stone until after all the games are played and the brackets are established, the committee may have a good idea.."
Now, if you are arguing the game is so late they MIGHT NOT consider it, that's different than the game is so late THEY CAN'T consider it. They may decide that Michigan is a #1 win or lose since the game is so late, but they likely won't.
If the game goes to quadruple overtime, and say Northwestern was in the championship game, they would officially have to wait to make their selection final regardless of the show's airing time.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Academic Standards||
Taking the competitive aspects of this aside, I've long thought that schools just need to catch up with the modern entertainment and sports industry. Being a professional athlete is a well respected, and often high paying, career for many people in practically every part of the globe. The tools needed to be succesful in the football industry are clearly not the same as those needed to be successful as an educator, a nurse, an engineer or a scientist. The general admissions requirements are simply out of date with many modern careers.
If the world's most elite young director wants to pursue theatre at Michigan why do they need to be "OK" at math to do so?
If the world's most elite musician, the next Bach or Beethoven, wants to pursue music at Michigan why do they need to be "OK" at language arts to do so?
If the world's most elite athlete wants to study their natural field at Michigan why do they need to be "OK" at so many other things?
Forcing applicants to be well rounded really does mean you are turning away some genius talents. This isn't really targeted at any one school and it's not a change that's needed to be successful. A good program will succeed period. It's just something that comes to mind when I hear people tout the academic standards of Michigan... why? Maybe in order to be accepted to the Nursing School you should need a minimum 40 time and bench press score?
|1 year 42 weeks ago||That's....||
That's never happened to me before. I swear!
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Because...||
The average fan will actually think it's the heisman winner and not spend the time to look up his number. The majority of college fans wouldn't know the diference.
It's actually a good idea from a marketing standpoint.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||That second post...||
...provides all the TexAgs information on how to vote multiple times. Might as well join in. Hopefully you can make it through posts like:
"This works and is much more quick than creating new accounts"
"It's alot more better way of voting!"
to get to the real instructions. :-)
|3 years 50 weeks ago||Speculating||
on how things would be today with any of my ex's generally leads me to make stupid decisions.
|3 years 50 weeks ago||It's not||
Our coaches saying:
"If you committ to us, you can't visit anywhere else."
It's our coaches saying:
"If you are committed to us and you visit somewhere else, we will not consider you committed anymore."
So in essence they are being straightforward. If a guy is committed to another school and visits here, they don't really consider him committed to the other school. It's pretty standard behavior for NCAA coaches.
|3 years 50 weeks ago||Are you||
quoting him (an excuse he made) when you say he's an excuse maker? Or are you responding to pundit's and poster's excuses regarding him?
Maybe I'm biased, but I think RR has been pretty straight forward that things just didn't work out. To be fair about the 10 or more comment, RR said something very similar to the 10 win season just after he was fired.
I seem to remember him saying something along the lines that he was dissappointed because he thought we had just turned the corner and could start competing for BCS bowls and championships.
|3 years 50 weeks ago||There comes a point||
when any man has to take personal responsibility for the results of his work and getting the things he wants. I have never heard RR blame anyone else for the failure of his team. Why do so many others?
If my boss doesn't like me, I need take responsibilty for that and try to change that. If he doesn't support me, I need to do things he supports. If I'm about to lose my job because I can't find afford the assistant I need to hire, I have to find a way to afford him or I lose my job.
I loved RR as Michigan's coach and I truly believe we had turned the corner. I couldn't wait to see what it would be like the next few years under his direction. Sadly, it didn't work out. The truth is RR is responsible for that.
Obviously, Brandon and others, myself included, are also responsible for that.
|4 years 8 hours ago||Where||
Where in my post did I even mention Lloyd Carr? (notice the correct spelling of his first name) I love L.C. and will always be a huge supporter of him. You are replying to my post with meaningless references to feelings that don't exist inside of it.
My reference regarding success was simply stating that I think RR was set up to succeed this year as well.
|4 years 17 hours ago||I've wondered the same thing||
Man.... but sometimes people come into your life for a short period of time just challenge you to change and accept new things. Sometimes that's all they were ever meant to do.
|4 years 17 hours ago||I agree||
I agree. I actually sent an email to the Arizona AD asking him to pass on a similar message to Rich yesterday. I knew that posting on this board was pointless as I'm sure Rich doesn't read it and it would only cause a flame war if I did.
I know some people will never see it but this team was about to turn this corner anyway. It was set up for success. Mattison is truly an amazing hire and I love Hoke and they deserve tons of credit for what they've done. However, recognizing some of the fruits of one coach (RR) does not equal insulting another (Hokemania).
|4 years 25 weeks ago||Scapegoat||
"proverbial scapegoat of Tressels demise."
Is he mostly responsible for JT's fall? No. I don't think so. Tressel was doing this stuff for so long. If this had just been TP acting out or getting side benefits, JT would still be there. However, this goes way back to a whole bunch of players.
The sad part is, the OSU fans appear to be blaming most of this on TP and in that way are averting much of the blame from where it really belongs, their beloved senator. I think scapegoat is a perfect word.
What I wonder is how differently TP would have turned out if he didn't end up with a coach like Tressel who catered to his sense of entitlement. How differently whould TP have developed if he ended up with a coach who actually taught real character as opposed to just giving it lip service.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Agree||
Very well said.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Well then...||
F*** him and his future so that we can continue to make fun of sparty! Heaven forbid!
I'm not saying that there is no justifyable or right reason to kick him off the team, but seriously?
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Sometimes people just||
If this was your son and his entire future was at stake what would you say or do?
So, Hoke needs to make an example of him to benefit who? Hoke? Michigan? Stonum?
Whatever is done, it should be to do whatever is best for the future of that kid and all of the other kids invovled in the program and that is all. Not for some dumb fan's pride. Not for a standard. Not for MICHIGAN.
For his own sake, he may need to be kicked off the team. Maybe that kind of intervention is the only thing that will help him. However, that's a conclusion that should take a much longer time to reach than the life of this topic to date.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||That was over simplified...||
There are way more factors that go into determining how much a drink will affect your BAC than height and weight. Was he dehydrated to start with? What was he drinking? Did he eat? Does he have a natural blood disposition or liver problem that doesn't filter out the alchohol properly? Was he suffering from some mental stress or external pressures? What medications was he taking? Was he mixing stuff with soda or energy drinks?
Your assessment might work for a standard, but assuming knowledge of an individual event based on a standard leads to faulty assumptions.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||I know...||
We are making light of this, but would we be calling for heads if it was one of our rivals?
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Play with the big boys????||
This is hardly a case of being treated like a big boy.
When it comes to breaking NCAA rules, it certainly appears that the bigger and more successful you are the less likely you will be called out by the NCAA. What allegations were brought against the administration, not the coach, of OSU? Did the NCAA drag its feet with USC until the media left them no choice? Auburn? Do you really think the "big boys" play by the rules? Really?
Appearance wise, this doesn't equate to being "protected".. I mean treated like a big boy.
P.S. Love your avatar!
|4 years 30 weeks ago||Of course they would||
But at the time, who ever thought that email would come to light?
|4 years 30 weeks ago||Nice||
Well played sir.... well played.
|4 years 30 weeks ago||???||
You saw that ebay special too?!
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Just as a side note:||
Bowl Record of the slower and smaller Big East since 2005:
vs BCS teams: 12-10
vs non-BCS 9-0 (.1000)
It's actually pretty impressive and don't they play most of their games as away games in SEC/PAC-12/Big 12 territory, just like us? I'm not going to make a conclusion. The facts are the facts.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||The rest of your||
argument may be valid. But, it is entirely ruined by the naivety of your opening statements:
"He probably will go to a crappy conference like the Big East, where every team is slower and smaller than every other major conference. Here, his rigid flag football playbook"
The argument that his "rigid flag football playbook" doesn't work in the Big Ten continues to be the most idiotic, head in the sand argument I've heard outside of politics and religion in a very long time. It is also amazing that so many are still convinced of the "great" athletic chasm that exists between the talent level in the conferences.
Can you provide statistics that show that the Big East is "slower and smaller" than the Big Ten please?
|4 years 31 weeks ago||HAHAHA||
Very nice, but illegal in all 50 states.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||As for me||
I ran into a few of them in Climax. But I live there.