“The player development is the main thing I like (about Michigan),” Williams said. “You can see that they develop their players. They get them in the gym and they work them hard. And their hard work pays off.”
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|43 min 8 sec ago||The school district that I||
The school district that I live in actually has it in place for gym class at the elementary level. Every single student comes home with a form that must be completed and signed indicating that you are aware of the policy.
|2 days 15 hours ago||Nice. Polished off a few||
Nice. Polished off a few Oberons sitting on the dock at the lake. Gonna move to a some Founders Rubaeus - a very nice raspberry ale.
|4 days 5 hours ago||Happy Friday!!! Looks like a||
Happy Friday!!! Looks like a nice weekend in West MI for some relaxing at the in-laws lake house.
|4 days 19 hours ago||-34 points in one week on the||
-34 points in one week on the site, and you found the lunatic fringe? Me thinks you may have things reversed.
|6 days 21 hours ago||The sooner the NCAA goes away||
The sooner the NCAA goes away at the D1 level the better.
|6 days 23 hours ago||A couple thoughts||
1) Television hasn't "figured out how to make a mint out of women's college sports" for two reasons: (A) they haven't figured out how to sell ad space for low rated shows for the same amount they get for ad space in high rated shows (B) they haven't figured out how to prevent people from changing the channels or turning off the TV when something is on that they no longer wish to watch.
2) I have a hard time defining "educational opportunity" through the lens of NCAA D1 athletics, when less than 1% of high school students end up being D1 athletes on full scholarship.
|1 week 22 min ago||Ok, I'll bite||
I do have an end game in mind, though it may not be able to satisfy all those constituencies you mentioned. I think the top schools need to either break away or create a "super division" within the NCAA. Limit it to 66 teams. Have 6 conferences each with 11 teams. This gives you a 10/20 game conference season for football/basketball. Allow 2 non-conference football games and 12-14 nonconference basketball games - all played within the 66 teams that make up this "super division". This would eliminate the cupcake games, give us true conference champions and make a football playoff easier (6 conf. champs + 2 at large bids). This would also facilitate dealing with the compensation issue, as it eliminates the Indiana States and EMUs (sorry guys, you really aren't competing with us in revenue sports anyway) As for the specifics on compensation, I'm pretty much open to anything other than "your full ride scholarship is payment enough quit yer whining".
Now, those constutuencie that your mentioned??? No matter what you do many ADs/Administrators/Fans will just not go for it because they like the status quo. No sensible "new system" will ever satisfy sertain people in those groups. But for the non-revenue/title 9 issue. IMO, this is something that the University will need to solve by deciding whether they still want to support non-revenue sports. If they truly believe that these sports are extra-currcular activities which are an important aspect of their college or university (which I would argue they are) then they should support them just like they do anyth else - through the $ received from tution and governemnt aid. Makes sure you support mens and womens equally and that should addres the title 9 concerns as well.
|1 week 30 min ago||Kentucky Derby||
We just assigned post positions to the teams by order of finish in the past season and then used finish order of the Derby. very exciting, and a great excuse to have another drunkfes.... er "get together".
|1 week 1 day ago||Perhaps some||
Perhaps some Norfleet???
Great work on those you've done!
|1 week 4 days ago||Let the weekend begin!||
Friday. Starbucks in hand. No meetings this afternoon. I'm thinking my productivity will be less than stellar today.
|1 week 5 days ago||Wish it were /s||
Just received an e-mail promoting the MMB and all the half time shows this season. They will be trying it again on Nov 1st vs. Indiana.
|1 week 5 days ago||Maybe we can set a Guinness World Record||
Or if not, no problem, we can do that later in the year during the half time sing-a-long. On the bright side of things, only a matter of time before my 4 season tickets get snatched up on Stub Hub.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||These types of lists always||
These types of lists always lead to some interesting discussion, but they always seem to have some flaws. I find the logic in the "Tom Brady" argument particluarly odd - we "cannot exclude his NFL accomplishemnts". Well, ok, I guess . . . so what about David Terrell??? Me thinks his NFL "accomplishments" might take him off the list. Oh well, its summer. Gotta write about something.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Lake Michigan||
Ludington State Park
|3 weeks 22 hours ago||Thanks for the FutBlogging||
Count me in as someone whose interest in soccer went from lukewarm to pretty hot these past few weeks. I do believe that the regular MGoBlog posts helped drive my interest as well, so kudos Brian!
BTW, any suggestions on good blogs/sources for followng soccer? MLS, EPL, doesn't matter to me - anything that could help keep my interest stoked would be appreciated.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||The list I want to see next||
Top 10 ESPN Top 10 Lists for trolling sports fans.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Happy Birthday America!!!|
|5 weeks 4 days ago||To do List: 1. Fill Growler||
To do List:
1. Fill Growler (Rockford Brewing)
2. Empty Growler
3. Repeat Steps 1 and 2
|5 weeks 4 days ago||I have a "mixed marriage"||
I have a "mixed marriage" (i.e. my wife is a MSU grad) and we have 3 sons ages 17, 13, and 10. Our oldest has followed in my footsteps and is 100% true blue. Our younger two sons not so much. When my younger sons talk about college football it is obvious that they simply take for granted that State is the superior football program. This certainly burns me on the inside. But I am not the super-fanatic type (perhaps soft in my old age) so my feelings stay on th inside. Occassionally I will try and gently point out that things have not always been this way, and believe it or not, Michigan actually has a winning record versus State. They look at me the same way as when I talk about CDs and VCRs. Then they ask me if we had electricity when I was growing up.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Props when they are due||
As on that likes to criticize DB for other things I cannot argue this point. In fact, the OP even missed on of his homerun hires - Mens Swimming coach Mike Bottom. He won a National title in his second year I believe.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Not trying to ge all||
Not trying to ge all argumentative ( I do like the good natured debate), but I believe you are making a mistake in saying the supply is high. While there certainly are plenty of kids who want to play D1 football, the number than can actually play/compete at the D1 level is extremely small.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Not sure that analogy works||
The reason people take those jobs at talent agencies is simple supply and demand. The supply is high (people looking to get into Hollywood) and the demand is low (jobs at talent agencies). As a result the prices (wages) are very low.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Whatever they servin' at the||
Whatever they servin' at the two high school grad open houses I need to attend. Hopefully the "pop" is of the barley variety.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Standard Late May Summer Stuff||
Brews, dual Little League games, brews, yard work, brews, Grad open house, brews, feeling jealous that my wife (teacher) and kids are nearly done 'till september.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||If I may speak on behalf of this board||
This board would not object to David Brandon saving a litter of puppies from a burning building. This board probably would object to Donald R. Shepherd Director of Athletics David Brandon saving a litter of puppies from a burning building. And this board would most definitely object to Donald R. Shepherd Director of Athletics David Brandon saving a litter of puppies from a burning building and then tweeting out thanks to J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Head Football Coach Brady Hoke for being his inspiration #LeadersandBest
|9 weeks 3 days ago||I too was initially very||
I too was initially very excited by the guy. But then came the 1st (of what obviously became multiple) head scratching decisions. In an interview immediately after winning a state title with Country Day he came right out and stated that he was not happy because he wanted the offense to run through him and was looking to transfer. So to accomplish this he decided to transfer to a basketball factory that was already stocked with other DI talent.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Not just that tweet that I||
Not just that tweet that I was referring to. In late January Red Berenson had a quote indicating that being a college coach was something that Mike Babcock could see himself doing someday. Not saying that this is a done deal or even likely, just that it probably shouldn't be treated as idle internet speculation.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Please enlighten us||
So what is your explanation then? I understand that in the general sense of things your logic is sound (i.e. pro coaches don't move to college), but there seems to be fairly credible eveidence that this is in fact what Babcock wants to do.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||Philosopher King||
Can we get him an extra year or two of eligibility after next year??? I want him to appeal to the NCAA just to see what kind of argument he could make. Dude makes Phil Jackson sound like Dick Vitale.
and oh by the way . . . did anyone catch him hug the ref during the B1G Championship game??? I swear I saw him leaning over and do this right after chatting the ref up while waiting for someone to shoot free thows
|20 weeks 3 days ago||Quit your day job ?||
Just an amazingly well written article. Thank you BiSB! The job offer from Brian is in the mail.