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- Do I enjoy the work environment and the people I'm working with?
- Am I continually learning and being given opportunities to get additional training?
- Am I being compensated fairly for the work I'm doing?
- The entrance tunnel for the GB players is 20 feet wide, allowing them to storm the field. The opponents tunnel is only about 3 feet wide, so they can only come out one at a time.
- A Packer football history museum adjacent to the Atrium.
- An annexed, large store offering GB merchandise.
- A 40 ft high, glass-sided atrium (that would be a great place for the UofM Marching Band to assemble and play before/after games).
- Go to a community college for a couple of years
- Go to school part-time while working full time
- Found it too far away from family & friends; he may be more comfortable closer to his home
- Enrolled early but was red-shirted; he may feel he has a better chance of seeing the field as a starter at WVU
- Did not like Ann Arbor; the student body, politics, & values too liberal for him
- Found it too difficult to major in engineering and play football; no internal assistance in helping him do both?
|3 days 8 hours ago||Surprised at all the love for Federov||
The Wings would never have gotten the Stanley Cup without Shanahan. He was the key because he played a very physical game and was not adverse to fighting. He brought the toughness the Red Wings lacked. I gree that, as a defenseman, Lidstrom was in a league of his own. Federov could play at a an extremely high level but, as I recall, it was in bursts and oftentimes in non-clutch situations. To some extent, Franzen reminds me of a poor man's Federov.
|1 week 1 day ago||Re "One thing is certain: Michigan is assembling a heck of...||
... of an offensive line". I hope so, but I remember the same hype a few years ago re a group headed by Kyle Kalis. That class of OL didn't develop. Perhaps that will change with the new coaching staff.
|5 weeks 21 hours ago||My experience||
We had 3 sons. I coached (up to U-14) and was a referee (HS and club teams). My wife and I did not allow our oldest to join a travel team prior to HS but because of the local program, the recreational teams were very good. He played HS soccer, joined a premier travel team, and then played Divison III soccer. #2 played on low-level travel teams and his HS team. #3 turned to football in HS. We pretty much supported their decisions and aspirations and did not push them in any particular direction. All in all, we were pleased with the outcomes. I can say the coaching and level of committment are much higher for the better travel teams.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Your avatar may be a hint...||
...as to the problem. If the job you were seeking was 'protected' by the union, and if you came across to the HR person as being 'arrogant' and a potential 'problem' child, HR may have concluded the organization wouldn't be in a good position to deal with you in the event you were dissatisfied after coming on board.
I really don't understand why you are taking so much time to pursue this as you already have a position you are happy with. Drop it and move on.
Many, many years ago I had an executive recruiter tell me that there are three key questions you should ask yourself about your current position:
If you can answer 'yes' to all three, you are in a good place. 2 out of 3, be looking. 1 out of 3, be vigorously seeking another a new job.
|6 weeks 8 hours ago||I agree, except for the f___ing part||
Last year I took an hour-long, guided tour of Lambeau Field with one of my sons. Great lines, atmosphere, and design concepts including:
IMO, anyone involved with modifying UofM's stadium should be required to take a tour of Lambeau.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Jim Detwiler||
Jim (Diesel) Detwiler was a 6-3, 215 lb HB from Ohio who played for Bump Elliott in the mid-60s. Tore up his knee in 1965 as a junior and never really recovered. Despite that major injury, Detwiler was drafted #20 in 1967 by the Baltimore Colts but never played pro ball because of his knee. With his size, speed and strength, I always wondered what might have been.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Mackinaw Island||
It's pricey but it's a great place for families; one of a kind and world-renowned. I was born & raised in Detroit, lived in the Northeast, Gulfcoast, and now northern Wisconsin. Mackinaw Island is one of two places in Michigan that stands out to out of state visitors (the other is Greenfield Village / Henry Ford Museum). Don't miss it if you have the $$.
|7 weeks 8 hours ago||Those are not dreams; they're nightmares||
Sorry to say I still have them once in a blue moon and I'm 70.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Yes, that hat...||
... makes him look like a motocross biker trying to dress like a golfer.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||I appreciated this article and think the author is spot on||
I graduated from UofM in 1966 with no student debt. Worked long, hard hours in the summers and made enough to pay for my room, board, and tuition. Lived a "Spartan"-like life on campus during my scchool years. Typical attire was white blue jeans and a sweatshirt. Did not go out for dinners and partying was pretty limited. " Cheap" dates were the norm. No spring vacation trips. And I didn't feel deprived. I felt I was very fortunate.
The main campus was pretty basic as well. Unlike now, there was not much in the way of frills and sparkle. I've been amazed at the high end construction and life style that's gone on in more recent times.
Didn't ask for and didn't receive any "guidance" from faculty and/or school administrators. I expected to have to think for myself and do it on my own.
No sympathy from me for many of today's students who over extend themselves on loans and major in "soft" subjects that have little practical value to most employers.
They had other choices - maybe not glamorous but economically smarter:
Probably unfair, but my image many of UofM students today is that they are spoiled; i.e. they are privileged and feel entitled.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Replying to Ron Utah re "Objective Evidence"||
Get real man. The amount of information on how this young man performed as a TE is very, very limited. If you think JV experience counts for anything, I have no interest in any further dialogue with you. Furthermore, I seriously doubt this young man would disagree with that assessment. I'm also sure my comments are not going to make him feel bad about himself. Personally, I feel like Harbaugh and his staff could have waited for another year before making him an offer without a serious risk of losing him to some other school. But, like I said, I welcome him aboard and hope his varsity play shows the early offer was warranted.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Agree wholeheartedly with The_JDavis_1's ist paragraph||
I am fully on board with the hiring of Jim Harbaugh and don't disagree with any of his decisions.
I do believe, however, that the offering of this young man, so early in his high school career, is based on him being seen as a legacy recruit. Really, there is no body of objective evidence, other than that, to indicate he has earned that offer.
That doesn't mean I think he is not a worthy choice. I like the idea of legacy recruits, but I also believe it can be two-edged sword. How do you think this choice will be seen by other TE prospects who are underclassmen in high school and who have dreams of earning the opportunity to be offered by UofM? Do you think they'll see some sort of nepotism is this? I do.
While I believe it is a little early to offer this young man, I am pleased to welcome him to the UofM. Also, I can see him turning all of this controversy into motivation to prove to everyone he deserved the offer. Good luck to him!
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Loved Harbaugh's tweet||
No excuse for cancelling American Sniper in the first place.
Disappointed, but not surprised, at the many UofM alumni and students who dislike Kris Kyle and others like him. Every combat veteran who put their lives on the line, on a daily basis, to protect this country, deeserve our thanks.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||It's all about the process (so sayeth Bo)||
I love that Coach Baxter has a proven and well-developed process for teaching each player how to do their job (and how to measure progress?). It's seems pretty straightforward but well thought out and results oriented. His approach is not unlike what Bo did with each player.
I continue to be very impressed by the talents of the staff Coach Harbaugh has assembled.
It would be quite interesting to learn how Coach Baxter grades the performance of these units and the individual players on those units during the football season.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||The three best BB players in UofM's history are...||
...Cazzie Russell, Rudy Thomjanovich, and Glen Rice.
Cazzie: 3-time All American, 30 ppg average, 2 final fours, 3 Big 10 titles, and 1966 college player of the year. First pick of 1966 NBA draft. Crisler has been termed "the House that Cazzie built".
Rudy: still holds UofM rebounding records, 1970 All American, 2nd pick in 1970 NBA draft.
Glen: most points in UofM history, les UofM to an NCAA Championship, All American in 1989
|20 weeks 4 hours ago||Player Position Changes||
I do not recall any significant switching of players from one position to another (e.g. from RB or WR to DB) at UofM under Hoke but I recall MSU doing it with great success with several players during the past few years.
Being able to match up a player's strengths and skills with the team's needs and then coaching them to successfully make the changeover is huge.
I wonder if JH and his staff will be doing any of that during the spring and fall practices.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Are Chinese students accepted because they're qualified...||
...or because they're wealthy, or both? And, I wonder how one determines if they're "qualified".
Seems like comparing foreign students with American students would be like comparing apples & oranges (in the best case).
SAT/ACT scores are only one measure. And, I would question the validity of that score (i.e. How difficult is it for the test to be taken by someone other than the applicant?)
Personally, I think there's an advantage of having a diverse student population, but I also believe there can be unintended consequences if a large percentage of qualified in-state students are priced out and/or left out.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||I'll bet they both...||
...run excellent practices but the players still won't be able to execute on game day.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||Spot on, JayMo4, with this comment...||
..."None of Beilein's teams have been particularly good at defense, rebounding, or post play".
Also, agree that a high PPP masks these shortcomings. Looks like that won't happen this year. Enjoyed your well thought-out comments throughout this thread. Keep them coming.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||The main reason Harbaugh comes is...||
...the opportunity to create a lasting legacy - the coach who restored UofM to its rightful place as an elite football program. He can build on the traditional tenents of Bo Schembechler and add a few of his own (maybe actively suppporting the needs of players who want to major in something other than programs like Kinesiology). Harbaugh is at the age where he is likely thinking, at least to some extent, about that aspect of his life - what does he leave behind?
Most of you young people on this board probably don't think along these lines, but I can guarantee you his father is at an age where he does. His father's legacy will be, in large part, determined by the success of his two sons, not so much the success he personally had as a coach. I would not be surprised if Jim's father has counseled him along these lines; you have an opportunity to rebuild UofM or to win a Superbowl; which is more important and long-lasting?
|28 weeks 5 hours ago||Harbaugh playing out the season at SF..||
..is markedly similar to waiting until after the OSU game to let go of Brady Hoke. Harbaugh made a commitment to his players, coaches, and organization to stay through the last game and UofM (Hackett) honored a pledge to wait until after the season to review Hoke's performance. They are simply fulfilling their respective commitments.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||Graduated in 1966, pre-Bo, and we were shut out in...||
...our first three Big 10 games in 1962 (28-0, 37-0, and 17-0) but it was still "great to be a Michigan Wolverine". I'd never been to a Michigan game before that and I just loved going to the games and everything that went with it. Losing made winning the Big 10 and Rose Bowl a couple of years later that much more special.
|28 weeks 3 days ago||Maybe, just maybe, WVU is a better place...||
...for Michael Ferns. Some possibilities, after a year at UofM:
One of my sons went to UofM and loved it. Another did not like UofM/Ann Arbor and graduated from PSU.
|29 weeks 7 hours ago||Gary Moeller went 6-24-3 at Illinois..||
...before he came back to Michigan.. How'd that turn out?
|29 weeks 1 day ago||Locals say Ohio State's Tom Herman is coming to Wisconsin..||
sorry about the double click
|29 weeks 1 day ago||Locals say Ohio State's Tom Herman is coming to Wisconsin..||
...because all UW needs to become elite is to improve their QB talent/play. Given Herman's success at recruiting and developing QBs at Ohio State, it's a great fit.
|29 weeks 1 day ago||People here don't think Michigan is a better job||
And given what's happened in Ann Arbor during the last 7-8 years, they could be right.
Also, Wisconsin has a well-established football identity (Big, NFL caliber, O-line, elite RB, etc.). Michigan doesn't really have one at this point.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||The first & foremost qualification is the ability of the Head...||
...Coach to put together a first rate coaching staff. If the HC can't do that, he'll fail, even if he get's a "10" on all of the other 8 criteria. For example, because of the multiplier effect and their responsibilities, those staff coaches will interact with players 10 times as much as any HC.
If you look at the coaching tree of Bo Schembechler and Hayden Fry, you'll see two coaches who knew how to do that. There are many other successful HCs who fit that mold as well.
|29 weeks 3 days ago||And 50 years ago, UofM was...||
... getting ready to knock off the #1 team in the country, Wichita State, the first time any UofM team had done so. UofM would go on to lose to John Wooten's UCLA Bruins in the 1965 NCAA final. Youn knew UofM was in trouble when Gail Goodrich was "fouled" on his first driving layup. That would not have been called in the Big 10. Three UofM players would utlimately foul out in that game, something that pretty much never happens.
It would have been fun to see that team (Cazzie Russell, Bill Buntin, Oliver Darden, Larry Tregoning, and George Pomey) match up against the 1989 team.
|29 weeks 4 days ago||A better question is...||
...will the results of the OSU-WI game finally convince some of the bloggers here that a Spread offense can be really good in the BIG and that a Manball offense might be considered a dinosaur?