in town for free camps
|2 days 6 hours ago||Cowherd, happy:||
Cowherd, happy: Ratings.
Harbaugh, happy: Sowed discomfort and diplayed no fucks given.
This is a win-win.
|3 days 4 hours ago||He's visiting OSU the weekend||
He's visiting OSU the weekend just before his decision though. I'm betting Ohio State knows they have until then to land their preferred guys, and if not they'll take Mitchell. Everything I've read says he's had them as the first choice.
|3 days 4 hours ago||I think people are probably||
I think people are probably thinking the other way around: perhaps Harding isn't as desired by Harbaugh's staff and may be encouraged to move on? I haven't heard any of that, but my guess is the conjecture is just as likely on M's part as Harding's.
|3 days 7 hours ago||Still need a WDE though,||
Still need a WDE though, that's an absolutely essential need. X. Kelly and Daniel Joseph, then this kid. Need to have multiple oars in the water. I assume they'd take whoever's first.
But I'm still confused about the SDE, WDE, and Buck LB positions. We'll have an SDE position, that seems clear. Do the WDE and Buck stay on the field at the same time? If Buck is essentially a SAM who can put his hand down, doesn't that fly in the face of the nickel defense Brian and Co. have been saying Durkin will run? Nickel means Peppers as the fifth DB along with two safeties, which means two ILB's. Is that WDE the Buck LB in that scenario?
|3 days 8 hours ago||Ace put in a ballz for him to||
Ace put in a ballz for him to M back in January. A more recent pick in June has him going to Oregon. But only 4 ballz overall.
247 does say Drevno visited him on April 30, so we're still after him, apparently.
|6 days 7 hours ago||I like V4, much less panicky||
I like V4, much less panicky
You talk about losing mo with Xavier Kelly, but I thought he kept recruiting close to the vest. The ballz there may be even less reliable than normal. And if Daniel Joseph is really 50/50 UM vs Sparty, we should be in decent shape there. They've got two excellent WDEs and Michigan has zero and nothing established on the roster (though I have high hopes for both Taco and Marshall). Playing time should be a major sell. If we pull one of either of those two, get Mitchell, Upshur, and Gary, this is a phenomenal class
|6 days 7 hours ago||2017, so far away. Kelly could burst or go to the||
2017, so far away. Kelly could burst or go to the NFL. Interesting news, but so much time to find an elite TE in that class
|6 days 7 hours ago||Marcus Ray had some damning with faint praise of||
Marcus Ray had some damning with faint praise of him on Webb's show. He fit the part, passed eyeball test, big kid, good frame. Man-to-man skills were "adequate", had good feet. But overall it sounded like the kid didn't really stick out that much, other than size.
|1 week 20 hours ago||"Studies have shown a||
"Studies have shown a majority of women know if they'll sleep with a man within 30 seconds of meeting him...
/look down at watch
"... my car's outside."
|1 week 21 hours ago||that's what she said||
that's what she said
|1 week 21 hours ago||who is the one quoted in the article? Agree with||
who is the one quoted in the article? Agree with everyone else, I love it
|1 week 2 days ago||I forgive you Jay Harbaugh||
Welcome to Michigan Devery, great news, great name
|1 week 2 days ago||Based on that alone, I'm||
Based on that alone, I'm going to say he'll reconsider before signing day. It's one thing to make up your mind the night before you announce something that will happen several months down the road. It's another when those months dwindle away, and faced with the prospect of actually moving that far away - in terms of distance and culture.
Alabama is going to add a shitload of DL between now and signing day, all probably higher ranked than Kareem. If competition at MSU was a factor, this kid will reconsider.
|1 week 2 days ago||That leaves a bit of a mark.||
That leaves a bit of a mark. But we'll see if it sticks - long way to signing day.
|1 week 2 days ago||Sam Webb wasn't able to go||
Sam Webb wasn't able to go gut-feeling on Kareem yesterday, he seemed to think another kid (his good friend, someone in Michigan) committing to Sparty would factor into the decision. Didn't say he was Sparty-bound, but it would affect the decision. Given Sam gave this as the response to the caller's question on Kareem, I took it as an ominous sign.
IOW, if that was something but not an overriding factor, I would have expected him to say "it'll make a difference, but M is still in good position" or something to that effect. Did anyone hear his update today (podcasts never play for me)?
|1 week 2 days ago||gd it who masterbated between 5 and 7 pm (besides||
gd it who masterbated between 5 and 7 pm (besides me)? Couldn't it have waited until after the announcement (no.)?
|1 week 2 days ago||Lorenz now tweeting about "pumping the brakes"||
Lorenz now tweeting about "pumping the brakes"
|1 week 3 days ago||I thought the consensus was||
I thought the consensus was that coach was a Sparty guy, didn't care for M? Totally understand that widely-accepted notion could be absolutely incorrect, but I thought that was the thinking.
|1 week 3 days ago||The Chaos, keep rolling with||
The Chaos, keep rolling with it. With it, In it, Through it, Around it, becoming it as One with it. This is Harbaugh. Welcome Benjamin
|1 week 3 days ago||The upvote is unintentional||
The upvote is unintentional friend, I tried to hit your link and missed
|1 week 3 days ago||Invoking 2006 really hurts your argument||
Almost doesn't count - lots of good teams almost lost somewhere along the way, but didn't. The OSU game in Columbus was one for the ages - they had a fantastic offense, so did Michigan. And USC was the best team in the country that year. 2006 was a great team.
- holy fuck that team was loaded: Henne, Hart, Long, Breaston, Manningham, Lamarr Woodley, Leon Hall, Alan Branch, David Harris, Shawn Crable (no!), Tim Jamison. They lost to two great teams, one on the road, the other a virtual road game. This was a great, great team.
|1 week 4 days ago||He was also 4th string at times during the spring,||
He was also 4th string at times during the spring, obviously meaning he was behind a walk-on. Harbaugh was "challenging him" to improve, but he didn't put Malzone or Morris at 4th string. He has Fall camp and plenty of time - literally years - to improve, move up, and take the job someday. But right now he's definitely the odd man out.
|1 week 4 days ago||this is so childish of all three parties involved.||
this is so childish of all three parties involved. none of which are Brandon
|2 weeks 6 hours ago||I think you're probably||
I think you're probably right.
And I think I was incorrect - the fourth visitor Wednesday is a 2017 OL, also from NJ.
|2 weeks 6 hours ago||Great news. Biggest offers||
Great news. Biggest offers from Miami, Louisville, Colorado.
Always good to get more Florida
|2 weeks 7 hours ago||Is it Ron Johnson, Brad||
Is it Ron Johnson, Brad Hawkins, Amir Mitchell, and Donald Stewart that are visiting on Wednesday? Stewart went to Stanford recently, called it his dream offer, and ballz have been shifting there lately.
Johnson and one of the 2 receivers are critical in my mind. Johnson and Khalid would be a great duo at DE, but maybe more SDE types. Get them in, pull another elite WDE. If we get one of Mitchell and Hawkins this summer, there's plenty of time to bring in another elite WR.
Per 247, looks like Mitchell visits Ohio State today and ND tomorrow.
|2 weeks 7 hours ago||True, but you must mean||
weird-awesome. Like Lawful-good in D&D back in the day, these coaches have Weird-Awesome, or Awesome-Weird twitter presences.
I wasn't sure about Partridge - the Blue Swarm thing wasn't my cup of tea, and the constant references to Michigan Nation (like many, I grate against XX Nation anything) weren't the greatest. An Always Sunny reference though, is pretty spectacular.
|2 weeks 7 hours ago||He also mentioned that||
He also mentioned that Michigan will probably be in it for EJ Price, and they've been involved for a little while.
Also also, David Reese is still committed, loves Michigan, his parents are both educators so the M degree means everything. The rumors of wavering are probably due to the fact that he hasn't been ensured he'll be a LB by M's coaches, they've said they'll give him a shot. Schools like Louisville and Kentucky are selling him on the fact that he's a LB guaranteed, so if he really wants that in college - a guarantee he'll play LB - he wants a fallback option.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||come back for what? We don't||
come back for what? We don't build anything in the US anymore. This is a simplistic answer and I don't have the data, but anecdote-ally we're simply not creating the jobs that require traditional trade skills. Isn't that the case?
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Your core argument is||
Your core argument is correct, but there's a very big difference between healthcare and college: healthcare costs are essentially unknown, so there's no comparison of prices between care providers. Consumers don't include price in their decision because they don't know it. Yes, for terminal cases you'll pay anything for the best care. But for a broken foot? This type of care is a commodity and prices should be known, and there should be a cost/benefit to the individual for choosing higher/lower cost of such a service. Doesn't work that way today. You either have insurance or you don't, it's either covered or it's not; consumers don't compare prices of the providers. Massive distortion of the market.
Colleges don't have that issue, prices are well known and considered. The easy loans distort the market, but consequences of that decision are known.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Sam Webb touched on it often,||
Sam Webb touched on it often, while not outright saying DeWeaver wasn't asked to stay, he made it abundantly clear that Harbaugh and staff were hotly pursuing several other QBs, and DeWeaver wasn't a focus. Remember the Eason and Peters pursuits? Then it was Peters.
DeWeaver was a commit back then, nobody hated him like they do now. Including Sam Webb (though I'm sure Webb doesn't hate him now). It wasn't a "he's no good, he's a Sparty". The kid stayed committed through that mess of a season, we loved him. It was a bit of an awkward, "he's still committed, but the coaches appear to be going really hard after several other guys."
Two QB thing could b accurate: Harbaugh may have been glad to keep him, as long as he got another guy he coveted. By the way it played out: Peters as the drop-back, the Viromantes kid as the runner/option guy, it seems clear that DeWeaver wasn't the first choice as the QB.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Separately, but Ballz-related||
Ace just went ballz for Devin Bush Jr. to Mich. He's the second prognosticator to pick M for him recently. He also went ballz for top TE target Naseir Upshur earlier this weekend, and some guy from Temple's website did the same this morning.
JC Shurburtt went ballz on Ron Johnson, 4* DE out of NJ, this weekend. Ace has been ballz on him since April.
|3 weeks 4 hours ago||Lookin' at you Magnus||
Lookin' at you Magnus
|3 weeks 4 hours ago||USF = South Florida? He does||
USF = South Florida? He does have an offer from them, per 247. Wake Forest and Iowa State would then complete the list of Power 5 offers.
|3 weeks 4 hours ago||3*||
Miami, Wisconsin, Rutgers, Syracuse, West Virginia are the major offers
|3 weeks 5 hours ago||I'd guess Reuben Jones||
He's more thickly built at this point, while Johnson still needs to put on a lot of weight.
Jones looks like he can get after it today (or several months ago, when he visited).
Johnson did an interview recently where he said he's up to 235, so he's apparently bigger than these pictures will show. But still looked skinny. He looks great long term, but probably needs a RS.
Tall as balls though
|3 weeks 21 hours ago||Todd Collins had a 16 year NFL career as a||
Todd Collins had a 16 year NFL career as a back-up, including 21 starts from 1995-2010. So yeah, except for him too.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Why do you see a redshirt,||
Why do you see a redshirt, just curious? Numbers are light at TE, and Harbaugh loves them. They moved a totally-unprepared-for-it Winovich over in spring, and looked at Poggi. They need TE's, and if Wheatley is serviceable he has a good chance to contribute.
They can play him at TE this year, move him to OT next year.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||the coaches saw him today at the Texas camp||
the coaches saw him today at the Texas camp
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Of course I know it's not the||
Of course I know it's not the absolute determination of an offer, but coaches invite lineman to camps, and based on their performance in that camp, some get an offer and some don't.
And there's more to watching a drill than the thing itself: foot speed, athleticism, technique, and competitiveness are all measurable from seeing them in person. And I wouldn't go so far as to say an OG never sees rusher in space - they'll see plenty on DE stunts and LB blitzes.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Hill does get beat deep||
Hill does get beat deep pretty badly in one of the skills videos above.
I don't understand why offensive line drills wouldn't be helpful from these types of camps. It's pass blocking only, seems to favor the defense, and isn't in pads, so sure there are limitations. But you get to see a player handle a defender in space, see his footwork, see his competitiveness. If evals of OL are worthless, how do kids earn camp offers from coaches when the go to college camps and do essentially the same drills? Since they do earn offers at those camps, I conclude that coaches find value in it.
Or are you saying the drills completed in college camps are different than those used in Rivals-type camps?
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Do you mean where I said I||
Do you mean where I said I believed he was better than #8? Yes, I'm basing it on the clips above.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||God Bless||
and yes absolutely, Fuck Cancer
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Lucas||
One of the top 5 performers at the Miami camp, per Ryan Bartow. Notes over a dozen offers, with Syracuse along with Minnesota. Says he was outstanding at Alabama's camp last week as well as this one. Alabama probably has 6 DEs more than they need in this class, he won't get a scholly there. Maybe he's limited in how many camps he can attend, that's why Harbaugh's idea here is genius.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||no mandate was necessary, it could simply be HS||
no mandate was necessary, it could simply be HS coaches ingratiating themselves to the local colleges ("yeah we didn't have any of our kids there, Coach Saban, we didn't think < insert joke about northern schools not being able to teach football > anyway!") He gets a smile from Saban and maybe an invite to some thing down the line.
Could also be simple bias on the part of that coach, he may realize his kids aren't M level and why not engage in a little provincialism. I think a few of us would smile if Saban had a camp and Wilcher kept his Cass kids home
|3 weeks 5 days ago||What were Magnus' comments?||
What were Magnus' comments?
|3 weeks 6 days ago||just goes to show the variability - Deweaver||
just goes to show the variability - Deweaver wasn't even mentioned by Simmons (he did mention the height - challenged TCU kid), not in the top 5 performers, apparently Dilfer loved him. Sparty fans are predictably butthurt in the 247 thread
|3 weeks 6 days ago||live blog from Simmons for anyone interested||
live blog from Simmons for anyone interested http://247sports.com/Board/30/Contents/Elite-11-Semifinals-live-stream-3...
Peters does seem to be impressing him, at least so far. Harbaugh? HARBAUGH.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||He does work at 247, it's possible he split a 6||
He does work at 247, it's possible he split a 6 pack of that new apple cider that surely must be very profitable for the liquor companies given how many are joining the market and how intensely they're going after what seems to be a Zima-like beverage with Wiltfong last night, took his best guesses and ran with them. nothing to get too excited over, but better than no prediction for M
|4 weeks 20 hours ago||who's podcast? what the hell does this mean?||
who's podcast? what the hell does this mean?
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Last season was a disaster,||
Last season was a disaster, not so for Sparty.
David Dawson decommitted and recommitted. As a general rule I agree kids don't recommit, but if this was a case "go visit other places and make sure this is right for you", it may not apply here. Each case is unique.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||This is from last night. Who knows eh?||
|4 weeks 1 day ago||He visited Sparty on Wed.,||
He visited Sparty on Wed., after visiting Michigan this weekend.
I'd guess this is bad news. Sam Webb has said some of those around him weren't happy with the way Michigan was recruiting him. That changed this last weekend, he had a very good visit, family liked it, etc. Michigan improved in his eyes.
But given prior commitment to Sparty and just-improving relationship with M, it's probably not good.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Per Sam Webb's twitter, Evans||
Per Sam Webb's twitter, Evans isn't announcing tomorrow, as was the plan. He wants to visit ND and OSU camps
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Has there been a BTN "Elite"||
Has there been a BTN "Elite" program on that team yet? Because I want to see it. They finished #3 in the country, beating Florida State in the Orange Bowl. That's elite.
Watching the Illinois Basketball version of that program, the year Michigan won the National Championship was just the greatest. "Flying Illini!" romp through the Big Ten, What a GREAT TEAM!, Maybe the Best EVER?, Look at all these GUYS Certainly the BEST of the ER-- ARGGHHGHH!!!AHHLGHH!AHHH!! Wrecked by Michigan in the tournament. Not even the best on your own show.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||"Bama... not have room" LOL.||
"Bama... not have room" LOL. alum96 you so crazy
|4 weeks 2 days ago||They're equivalent, I agree,||
They're equivalent, I agree, though I'd pick OSU in the Tier 1 every time.
It seems like an incredible deal to me. The OSU tickets are worth $125 even if Michigan is 7-4 going into that game, just for the Harbaugh-Meyer'ness of it all. The other two at $50 each is a steal.
And if Michigan is 9-2 (or better) going into that game, the OSU tickets are worth much, much more.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||is that a compliment?||
is that a compliment?
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Again, I thought you said a||
Again, I thought you said a while ago that you would stop talking about him?
The parallels aren't exact, but the similarity is there between this and the RichRod/DickRod types who just couldn't let it go after he was fired. Albeit this is much funnier.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I'm sorry I don't understand:||
I'm sorry I don't understand: you can get OSU, UNLV, and Oregon State for $225?
Or OSU, Rutgers, BYU for the same price?
|4 weeks 2 days ago||This is outstanding news. If||
This is outstanding news. If they do play music pre-game, which I have no objection to if the players like it, they need to turn down the volume down for Odin's sake. A big part of game day for me as a season ticket holder is talking with the friends I've made around me. I don't know how many times those conversations have been cut short over the last several years by the sudden blaring of rap/ACDC.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||*this year. He was||
*this year. He was demonstrably awful during the spring game (I'm commenting on his play and not him as a person). There's no reason to keep him on offense. Yes, even based on one game/scrimmage. It's hard for me to believe that Poggi wasn't a better alternative in that position switch.
But I assume Khalid Hill will remove all doubts, assuming he's healthy, and even a true freshman Ty Wheatley Jr. is going to be a better option at H-back. We need reserve LB's this year and starters next, and that's where Winivich's long term plan should be. There's no reason to waste a Fall camp on offense.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Hmmm... 10 pm. Were I a||
Hmmm... 10 pm. Were I a recruit in EST, that would seem an odd time to make an announcement.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Revisionist||
His great ability was jump cuts, picking through traffic and finding the hole. He was outstanding at it, and a great, great running back for Michigan.
If you're agreeing with Purplestuff, then I'll address you both in this reply - there are a lot of reasons M lost to those teams in that era, and I wouldn't include Mike Hart anywhere on it. First, many of those games were unbelievably close.
UT and Vince Young barely beat M. Hart had 21 carries for 83 yards as a true freshman. Perhaps Vince Young's 192 yards and 4 TD's on the ground had more to do with that loss. They lost by 1 point.
USC and their all-stars beat M when the figured out Lloyd didn't have any safeties. Hart only had 47 yards on 17 carries, but the score was 32-18. Josh Booty's near-400 yards and 4 TDs mattered a lot more in that one.
Troy Smith and the Buckeyes won one of the best games of the decade in Columbus, with Henne having a great game in part because of Hart's threat. He had 142 yards and 3 TD's in that game. They lost by 3 on the road.
I'm not going back any further because wincing, but you're re-writing history to fit a narrative. Hart didn't have much of an NFL career? Neither did Vince Young. Was he good in college? He was amazing. Troy Smith flamed out in the NFL. Was he good in college? Yes, he was fantastic. Same goes for Hart.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Great write-up, thanks, and for all the informed||
Great write-up, thanks, and for all the informed posts during this run. Bandwagon was brief, but very enjoyable. I looked up Bakich's hire date in order to troll the relentless Brandon haters, given he made and outstanding hire here, and really enjoyed the Ann Arbor News write-up on him. He'd been interested in the M job for a long time, this was his destination job. Youngest BCS coach in the country at the time he was hired.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||bit of a micro bubble, um, brewing here methinks||
bit of a micro bubble, um, brewing here methinks
|5 weeks 4 hours ago||How many teams make the NCAA||
How many teams make the NCAA tourney? I know I'm horribly behind on this. But the bandwagon is driving through town and I need to chase it and jump on
|5 weeks 20 hours ago||Saban has a medical waiting for her when she gets||
Saban has a medical waiting for her when she gets back to Tuscaloosa
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Rudock is likely an upgrade over our current QBs,||
Rudock is likely an upgrade over our current QBs, doesn't matter if his old team has a better option. No one is excited about being in a top 20. And a silent commit from a highly ranked player would be a positive for any team in the country. You're going to have to work a little harder to troll and/or bellyache
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Right there with you. I||
Right there with you. I think about the last class, where there was a local 4* kid committed to Wisconsin, Sam Webb made it clear this kid was hoping to get an offer from Harbaugh. Instead they went with 2* Ulizio (sorry for the butchered spelling kid), and I thought "I wonder what this kid has that everybody else missed." Wasn't at all concerned that OMG WE MISSED A 4*!!! I would have been that once upon a time.
I'm just a little curious as to why we don't have a bunch of kids jumping in the boat right now. It seems obvious to me that Harbaugh is special, just viewing his actions close up now that he's here. He's someone who's going to effect your entire life, and well beyond football. Also curious as to why we don't seem to be going after Ohio kids. But it's curiosity, not concern, and not obsessive like I used to be.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Thanks. Once upon a time it||
Thanks. Once upon a time it was that way here, but I don't think every bit of M news gets posted anymore. Some combination of people feeling like it's not newsworthy enough, that they'll get beat up for posting rumor, and frankly a bit of optimism fatigue. There's been a lot of giddy happy on the board over the last several years re. recruiting or preseason projections, justifably on the former. But the results have always failed expectation and I don't think people are as concerned with every bit of news re. recruiting. Though 80+ comments and counting on this topic is proving me a liar.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Most people have him going to||
Most people have him going to Sparty now, but who knows. Personally, I won't count any of the local kids out until he season has played out, even if the verbally commit elsewhere. Because Harbaugh.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||?||
A silent commit, who:
- has not committed, apparently
This does not sound like a silent commit, sir. This sounds like a silent.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Who do you mean when you say||
Who do you mean when you say "we"? Just curious, I assume you mean the Scout insiders board based on the body of your note.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Well there was that time that||
Well there was that time that he gave all that bullshit to the top in-state recruit with a ludicrous story about not knowing his RB coach was leaving. The kid was on the fence even the night before, reportedly told Harbaugh and his HS coach he was coming to Michigan, then saw Jimmy took another RB in the morning, and committed to Ohio State. He mentioned the other RB as something that affected him. Given that, it's a near certainty that had Meyer (or his RB coach) been honest with the kid that morning, he'd be at Michigan. But they lied to get what they wanted.
This is not murders and violence, but it's an indication of Meyer's priorities.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Jim Harbaugh, who drafted||
Jim Harbaugh, who drafted Carlos Hyde out of OSU, would like to have a word with you.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Good luck to him, I'll be||
Good luck to him, I'll be watching and I'll be cheering for him. This provides yet another reason to root against Saban.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Thanks Brandon!||
|5 weeks 5 days ago||The punctuation should be||
The punctuation should be flipped in these 2 posts
|6 weeks 2 hours ago||this does increment my expectations. I'm very||
this does increment my expectations. I'm very down on our current QBs and WRs, hope I'm wrong. But I'm bullish on the OL and the ability of one of the RBs to emerge. I like Hill at TE along with Butt. Maybe Cole can emerge, and Canteen could take a step if he builds confidence early. But none of that matters much if we get another year of turnover doom (Morris) or non-threat (Malzone, though I like him long term) at the QB spot. There are still more questions than answers, but with an at least average QB there's a chance that things can develop.
|6 weeks 3 hours ago||Khalid Hill as well||
Khalid Hill as well
|6 weeks 3 hours ago||This question doesn't bother me. Maybe the other||
This question doesn't bother me. Maybe the other kid was better, maybe they were even and you go with the younger guy. Maybe Ferentz.
As a Michigan fan, who cares? We're concerned with Rudock vs our other options, not Rudock vs. Beathard.
From what I can see he throws a good ball, has a good grasp of what's going on around him, yes he's too conservative, but that's a good thing. Very far ahead of Morris at this point. Shane has got to know the offense cold in the Fall if he's going to have any shot.
|6 weeks 21 hours ago||Thanks Brandon||
|6 weeks 2 days ago||How is this even a little OT?||
How is this even a little OT? I'd love to see a bunch of these stories in this thread.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Does not compute||
"As for the rest, I am a firm believer in openly mocking people who present partisanship as common sense. It's cool with me if that pisses people off."
"Of course I realize that I probably am among the most partisan people in this thread"
You must mock yourself sir. If you are OK with partisan views presented as common sense as long as they're the same as your views... well, that's weak sauce. Lot of people around to do that.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I'm not sure you realize you||
I'm not sure you realize you come across as the most partisan person in this thread.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||It's a silly thing to say,||
It's a silly thing to say, and as with many of your political rants, I'm dubious as to whether it really was a joke.
You make a good point about pointless/innocent muslim deaths in the wrong country (and even in the right country), the entire conflict is a world embarassment to my mind. Ongoing for years. But there are multiple views to that side, and inevitably gets political.
Harbaugh is meeting with students who objected when he spoke out about getting a film banned. This is exactly the kind of outreach and discussion that err'body needs to open up their arms and embrace.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||original post: FULL OF||
original post: FULL OF RHETORIC STRAWMAN ANGER NONSENSICAL RHETORIC
next post: (calmly) let's strip away the rhetoric...
|6 weeks 2 days ago||A straw man appears||
"and it's just, like, my right to force people to become Evangelical Christians and hate gays and brown people and other degenerates is under constant attack in this country"
Neither the movie nor Jim Harbaugh promote this view. It's convenient when you make up an antogonist to shake your fist at, but it's a laughably incorrect world view.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Lot of good points, but I'll disagree with DB||
Lot of good points, but I'll disagree with DB play. M was laughed out of the building against ND when running a press man, then tucked tail on that and went with a "everybody finds a hole in it" zone that still wasn't great. The change had to be demoralizing after an offseason of tough guy man insistence, and the coaches clearly didn't know what they were doing. I believe scheme will be better this year.
Lyons is seen as a draft pick on several sites, anywhere from 3-5 round. That's a big, big upgrade over 2014 Countess if true. The second safety position was easily the weak link on this D last year, and now that flips to a strength. DT should be better with another year for Hurst and Mone. Marshall looked every bit what you'd want in the spring game, but don't know anything about him in real games, agree that DE is worse (Godin to DE please). Turnover luck should finally flip in M's direction as well.
So I'd say better at S, better at CB, better at DT, better at coaching/scheme, better at turnover luck, flat at LB (though Ross could win one of those jobs and be a disruptor you seek), worse at DE.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Patriots had better options||
Patriots had better options or were full up at WR. Gardner needs to make a practice squad, needs a full year as that at WR. Then we'll know if he can play.
He's got the physical tools and the work ethic. That can take him a long way. I agree in principle: the NFL is for the elite, even the worst receivers catch everything. But if he can latch on this first year he can give it a go. Even if he bombs out of the NFL, he can go CFL or other semi-pro league, learn to be a WR, and come back. Football dream isn't over for that kid for at least a year or two.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||that's what she and half of||
that's what she and half of the fan base said since 2008 (excl. 2011 Sugar Bowl team)
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Barter||
Brady's suspension will get knocked down to 2 games. The Pats will get some kind of payback call in the future. Unless whores. It's always possible Godell sent some really good whores.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||someone asked Sam tgat on twitter, he said the kid||
someone asked Sam tgat on twitter, he said the kid "wants it to be an option"
|6 weeks 3 days ago||18m18 minutes agoSam Webb @SamWebb77Just||
18m18 minutes ago
|6 weeks 4 days ago||He was playing LB instead of safety||
He was playing LB instead of safety
|6 weeks 6 days ago||This is the answer if you can||
This is the answer if you can afford it. Stay on the water with a beach and a pool. The resort bar/restaurant is excellent and not overpriced. Smores at the bonfire every night. There's even a little bevy of shops and another bar nearby the marina.
The next day bike into Petoskey along the absolutely beautiful shoreline, spend the day there, in town and walking out to the lighthouse (brekkers at Roast & Toast is a must).
Next day hop in the car and drive 20 minutes over to Harbor Springs, spend the day there (you can also bike it if your family's into longer bike trips, it's a gorgeous ride).
Next day, drive 20 minutes (or bike) the other direction and head to wonderful Charlevoix. It has a totally different feel from each of the others (all are unique), walk along or sit by the canal and watch the boats go by. Eat dinner outside at the little amphitheater where some talented local will be singing with a guitar. Good food and shops all over.
Next year you can decide if you like one or the other and want to stay there, or do the wonderful circle all over again. Call your friends in Florida and tell them the snow here is not so bad.
|7 weeks 7 hours ago||I'm watching the spring game||
I'm watching the spring game here and there, and what I am starting to understand is that Morris really does have a great arm. I never really paid attention to that even though others kept reiterating it, because I was so down on his decision-making that it didn't seem like it mattered. I think he's accurate enough and the softer touch thing is an acceptable flaw.
He's changing schemes again and that won't help, but if he has any aspirations for starting at Michigan he's got to be buried in the playbook this offseason. He's got to know his plays cold. It's clear to me that he gets in trouble when he just doesn't know what he's doing. Spring game example: drops back and fake pumps left, then immediately throws right. The play is fake pump and then the guy on the right is the primary receiver. Throw it to him if he's open. But Morris is throwing the ball whether the guy's open or not.* That'll be a pick 6 somewhere. He just will never get on the field over Rudock if he doesn't improve significantly in that area. He's got to know the plays cold to have a chance.
Dead horse beaten.
*EDIT: realizing the above sounds overly simplified. I believe he's auto-throwing to that guy because he's just happy to have remembered the play, have the formation correct, everybody lined up, look over the defense with some idea what they're doing, and get the snap off in time. He's go to do all those things, then know what his second and third reads are, and adjust depending on what the defense does. All of this is very difficult. It's nearly impossible to succeed when you don't have the playbook down cold.
Beaten a little more.
|7 weeks 7 hours ago||Entirely appropriate then,||
Entirely appropriate then, that it sat on the board for 30 minutes with no comments and no upvotes.
|7 weeks 8 hours ago||Thanks for posting, this will||
Thanks for posting, this will be a lunchtime read. Was it a good analysis, and do they think he's going to be the starter?
|7 weeks 1 day ago||MWolverine...||
always gets the first pour.
I wonder if he ever came back to the board in another guise, or to another site (Scout, Rivals, etc.)
|7 weeks 1 day ago||I thought you were joking||
I thought you were joking until I looked it up.
But the locals may know Diego even more than he thinks, from Wikipedia:
|7 weeks 2 days ago||But it's yet another example||
But it's yet another example of Dantonio myth-building. Sure, they developed him. But that only goes so far. They wouldn't be able to develop me into a first round anything, for example. You need the raw clay, which is what recruiting is.
Cousins wanted to go to Iowa, they didn't want him. Turned out great. Dennard wasn't the guy Sparty was looking at, they saw him when they went to recruit another player. Turned out great. Conklin comes in late, they hardly wanted him. Turned out great.
I keep waiting for the 2/3* lottery to come home, but between good luck, good development, a genuinely good eye for talent, and the goddamn Bullough family gene pool, they keep coming up in the black.
And now they're starting to turn that into actual good recruiting. One more year, which they'll have this year, and they'll be fully established. They're likely not going away for a few years at least.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||God Bless, with the degree in||
God Bless, with the degree in hand. I hope he starts wherever he goes, I'll watch and cheer for his new team.
Wasn't he starting at the HSP (the equivalent of Peppers') spot in the spring game? I could be totally incorrect, but I thought he did. He's choosing between potentially being second-string, and going somewhere where he probably has near-guaranteed playing time.
He looked to have transformed himself from deadly corner to tough-as-balls run defender in the spring game. I can't wait to see where he lands, thanks for the great plays while here.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Such is his wont. If you're||
Such is his wont. If you're in a bunker, 93Grad will describe in every detail why your enemies will win and crush you and burn your memory in the fire of your life, wife, and progeny set to flame.
This is useful at times, as it brings a soberness to the reality being faced. He reminds me a bit of alum96 during the dark days of his first appearances on the board. He was doom and gloom, I thought he was a troll. But he was right - things were bad and his arguments were sound, and he being overly downtrodden made many (including me) reconsider where M was at has a program.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||I'm sure you know this, but||
I'm sure you know this, but for others who don't look it up, it's still quite early, obviously. They have two 4* and seven 3* commits. To further the point, Kentucky has the #7 rated class, with two 4* and fourteen 3* commits. And Western Michigan is just two spots behind Sparty at #19 nationally.
They're still in on several top players, this should be a good year for them.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||He was born in East Lansing,||
He was born in East Lansing, which unfortunately for him likely decided his fate before he had a chance to choose rationally. Still pretty cool that he's from Michigan.
But someone needs to tell him that Sparty fans believe you cannot be a fan of the school unless you attended. Silver is a Walmart'n Spartan and deserving of derision in their eyes. I say root for whoever you like.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Is the .75% the overall rate,||
Is the .75% the overall rate, or the rate for professional / white collar positions? It's the former, based on 7 seconds of internet research. This fortune article from 2013 quotes a rate of 2.9% that year, with the 2009 recession-based 2.2% being the lowest rate of white-collar increase ever recorded in their study, going back to 1973. With a floor at 2.2% my assumption is sound.
I countered a specific argument in your post, where you chide another poster for not understanding a 1:1 income to debt ratio is horrific. It's a flawed argument and should be dismissed, both by you and anyone who reads and has an interest in this topic. That doesn't mean I don't understand the larger issue being discussed.
If your salary is going up by 2.9% in 2013, you’re about average for white-collar employees in the U.S., according to a new survey by human resources trade association WorldatWork. That’s an increase of about 25% over the 2.2% average pay hike in mid-recession 2009, which was an all-time low since the association’s annual poll launched back in 1973.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||I think you're working too||
I think you're working too hard to explain away that pass with 23 seconds left. He's on his side of the 50 down by a touchdown. Every option that provides a chance to win is high risk. The dump-off provides a near-zero chance of winning. What about an 18 yard corner route, or a 20-yard seam? Maybe they only give you a 3-4% chance of winning in that scenario - I have no idea, making up numbers - but they're much higher than that check down. It's a terrible decision and I put that on Rudock. Just as Brian says, even if he was coached to do that and all his reads say dump, he's got to look at one of his other options.
But I agree with a lot of what you say - I'm happy to take low variance this year if that's what wins the job. I'll just brace myself for some disappointment in similar scenarios. Our coaching won't be Davis/Ferentz, so we'll be better off, but I put this type of decision squarely on Rudock.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||The 3rd & 10 pas with 23||
The 3rd & 10 pas with 23 seconds left most certainly speaks to issues on Rudock's end. Along with Davis being who he is, and Ferentz being who he is, I'm going to conclude that the issue is with both the QB and the coaches.
I'll still happily take this kid as an option.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Your math is flawed:||
Your math is flawed: compounding loan interest while holding salary static at today's dollars is an error. The latter is likely to increase 2-3% annually, which is itself compunded. In fact if loan interest is 4-6%, given that you're coming off a doubled-up base (ie $22K loan amount is half of $44K salary), you'd be able to maintain that 2:1 income to debt ratio over the entire term.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||+1, but this doesn't address||
+1, but this doesn't address the problem at issue here. The first question that comes to my mind: how is Kalamazoo paying for this? If it's taking on all this cost on behalf of its residents, you're going to see a heavily indebted entity in several years, increasing by multiples every year. Will Kzoo be bankrupt in 15 years because of this initiative?
The question can be extended further: is there a special tax on Kzoo residents, in part to pay this off? If yes, is it right to ask those other residents who don't make use of this program to pay for it? And forget about the argument of what the State should or should not pay for, I'm talking about the premium or overage on current college costs: is it OK to ask these residents to cover inflated costs?
|8 weeks 3 days ago||I will savor this and read it||
I will savor this and read it at lunch, but what a play by Ross in that gif. Really hope he gets on the field frequently this year.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Are you certain Davis will||
Are you certain Davis will prep? 247 just put him as the #10 center in the country, #82 prospect overall. That's higher than Teske.
They're certainly the outlier, but Davis attracted a lot of attention in the last few months from multiple programs. Is there a benefit to having him prep, rather than come in and redshirt? I understand you get another year out of him, and you separate he and Teske.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||I agree. I suppose my||
I agree. I suppose my sarcasm wasn't clear. We've landed several players who've rankings have risen over time, and only lost a couple in the manner I jest.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Beilein will offer, he'll be||
Beilein will offer, he'll be a very strong Michigan lean. He'll get a series of bumps into the Top 50, then 35, and will eventually start flirting with the 5* range on one of the sites. Many other hats will be flung into the ring. Kentucky or Duke will miss on one of their Plan A targets and girls will begin licking his car door handle. He'll pick one of those schools (or Cal) and people will say Beilein can't recruit.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||at least we won't get another distribution of||
at least we won't get another distribution of minutes post from Mr. Yost
|9 weeks 5 hours ago||Was this on the radio today||
Was this on the radio today or posted on Scout? If true, then my expectation goes to zero. Most of my optimism was based on Webb: he's been saying M is in it for the longest, well before any of the recent stuff; he kew the announcement was coming next week; he posted an article on the kid. All of that added up to as much of a good vibe as you can get w/out a gut feeling. If he's reversed that hard, I'd bet Michigan is the next team eliminated. Probably today or tomorrow.
|9 weeks 6 hours ago||Where was he pessimistic?||
Where was he pessimistic?
|9 weeks 8 hours ago||Posting a political comment,||
Posting a political comment, even one which you label sarcastic - though I'm dubious if it really was -, is not an effective means to thwarting other political comments.
This is an outstanding event, a great cause, wonderful that M's football coach is involved. When they cancelled the Women's Football Academy they said one of the things they were doing in its place was Detroit outreach. It's critical and it's great to see this underway.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||I'm not offended, that's good||
I'm not offended, that's good information for me to know. I may very well be disconnected, given I work in a large firm that hires college grads from around the country. From my experience in that process, it seems like many of those grads have multiple options to consider. I thought the job market had reasonably cleared up, given the drop in unemployment rate and generally positive economic climate.
But I think my point still stands: you say above "unless you graduate with an in-demand major"; I'd say you better pick a major that's in demand. I'm lucky that I enjoy my work, and everyone going to college should match their interests with their major so they can do the same, to the extent the market allows it. Here comes the statement you've heard a million times from old white guys, but still true: if you're going to incur $100,000 getting a history degree that gets you a job making $28,000/year, you've made thinigs very difficult to begin your adult worklife. No one's saying you have to go get a degree in something you hate, but no one's saying you have to leverage yourself to the tune of $100,000 for something you love either.
A lot of degrees don't payout, anyone making the choice to pay for college needs to understand this. If they want to go and get one of those degrees anyway, they need a plan to make that education spending pay off.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||No because we were all a||
No because we were all a bunch of selfish, greedy assholes at the time. But he did lead several comebacks, so the label is valid.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Agree with you, but I think||
Agree with you, but I think there will probably be some type of reckoning where universities still provide a valuable path going forward.
But we've already decided with our kids that entrepeneurship will be the primary focus of their education. I want K-12 schools that stress that in the curriculum, public or private. If they don't, well find another school. If no one has it, we'll send them to a private tutor. Yes, a private tutor to teach them how to develop and run their own business. It will be critical to their income level, though the humanities are also important to develop their personal views.
EDIT: and I believe your timeframe is too short, it will be more like 20 years before the system is fully worked out that it looks substantially different than it does today, enough to affect the choices of most HS graduates.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Not sure about Winston, but||
Not sure about Winston, but the nice young lady behind the counter at our local Plum Market is an MSU grad. My young son was wearing a green&white shirt, he's a terrible flirt, and she said "I like you because that's my school colors!" This is last week, assuming class is still going on, she must be a graduate.
I will confirm on our next visit, feeling sympathy and chuckling at the same time. No elitist, but to spend all that money on a degree and end up at Plum Market... yeesh. No matter which school you attend, young people, you need a plan to get paid after college.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Let's see...||
LSU: coach from Ohio, Michigan grad
Looks like the majority of your SEC conference conference colleagues were just fine with the excellent midwestern weather.
Georgia: head coach is from Omaha, Nebraska
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Terry Richardson redshirted||
Terry Richardson redshirted after his freshman year.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Why though?||
I didn't read the entire piece, didn't find it very interesting. Lots of big personalities are egomaniacs, I can imagine a similar article could be written on several of the ESPN commentators. I don't follow a lot of these writers/commentators like a lot of people on this site seem to, but from what I know it doesn't seem like Whitlock hides his inflated opinion of himself. Everyone signing onto the project should probably have known he'd act like this, but maybe not to this degree.
But again I didn't read the whole thing. I made it to the writer who wanted to cover the Gaye trial. If Whitlock, who is the boss, made the decision that he didn't want to cover culture, he has every right to shoot it down. How you do so will describe who you are, and he can certainly be derided for his words and tone. But she really shouldn't have submitted it. Her response is just someone fighting with her boss, happens every day in every company.
They give this as a "wow" story pretty early in the article, and it wasn't a good enough hook to hold me. I'm extrapolating out a bunch of similar egomania, which again, in my mind everyone on that staff should have known and expected.
That section is followed by this quote, clearly meant to ridicule him. But seriously, what's wrong with this quote?
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Wonderful!||
Harbaugh just made the entire SEC conference conference 1) react angrily to his bold actions, 2) sit in stunned silence when invited to play along, 3) go to Papa and say "I need a way out of this", and 4) go up to their room while Papa called the school and said their boy can't play in the game today.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||This also looks like it's||
This also looks like it's trying much too hard (and crikey, did the Joker just forget all about leg day?), but even the goth kids in high school would laugh at someone tattooing "Damaged" across their forehead. Apparently Leto's never heard the writing maxim - which I always thought applied to many other art forms - that you must "Show, Never Tell."
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Sam Webb talked about this frequently while it was||
Sam Webb talked about this frequently while it was going on. It was clear that Michigan had Costello, Eason, Peters and Hastings - at least - ahead of Deweaver on their board.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||yes, you wrote semi-failure. it's right up above||
yes, you wrote semi-failure. it's right up above there. you should look at that before chugging in endless circles on the "can't anyone READ OMG" train, which is quite ironic in this case.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Right, I'm assuming 9 times||
Right, I'm assuming 9 times out of 10 I'd agree. But if the coach was crying because his car got a little scratch on it or something similarly stupid/mundane on the coach's part, I'm going to cut the kid some slack.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||He laughed at his high school||
He laughed at his high school coach when the guy was crying? Context is certainly needed, but Winston just seems to have this history of bad decisions. Lots of big personalities do (tend to have fireworks both good and bad, whether they were a winner or not dictates which comes to light), I understand that, but the question of whether this guy is an asshole or not is totally unclear to me.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||OK, I know I'm obsessing over||
OK, I know I'm obsessing over this a little bit now... but the car licking. We should have several overweight males take pictures and be seen amongst the twitterverse licking the handle on LeVert's ride. That would be a nice mock of KY fans while simultaneously highlighting our joy at his return.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||LICK ALL OF THE CARS||
LICK ALL OF THE CARS
|10 weeks 3 days ago||My bet: he'll retract or||
My bet: he'll retract or soften his words on this in the next day or so. It's probably true to an extent, he did feel this way - Harbaugh will ride people, we know that. Boone probably got caught up in a discussion with an HBO reporter, and when he started along this critical line, they were giving him lapdog looks (better story, and they were right - Boone's comments have been the sizzle so far).
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Boone is being obliterated in||
Boone is being obliterated in the press for this, for the most part. I read the ESPN article re. this and actually read the comments - don't ever read the comments - and all of them were either 49er's fans defending Harbaugh or various levels of "Boone's soft and he'll be a loser now that Harbaugh's gone." When even the ESPN comments pass on the chance to diss a big personality, you know the day is won.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Raback'd||
Raback'd and locked.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||If it will help i can go lick||
If it will help i can go lick his car
|10 weeks 4 days ago||For the few guys flipping out||
For the few guys flipping out about this offer, Seth's recent Dear Diary is instructive. I assume the kid's grown quickly in the last year, and is still learning how to move those legs.
The guys losing their shit need to calm the hell down, however... if people are reasonably questioning this offer, I don't see the need to pile on a bunch of Harbaugh superlatives. We know that and it's obvious. If you look at the available evidence for this recruit, there are several items to legitimately discuss and question. He's huge, no doubt. From his camp film he looks like he has decent hands, but not a completely natural pass catcher. Doesn't look like an outstanding athlete, slow feet, runs with his toes out. He didn't play much last year as a sophmore, when frankly most elite recruits are starters for their HS team. It's very early for 2017, no need to rush. This staff has a clear pattern for 2016 recruits - fan out to the nationally elite guys, then move on from there.
Of course the coaches know better than anyone on this board. But that shouldn't end the discussion. It should end the lost-my-shit-OMGRRR!!!'s, but anything should. Michigan should want the absolute elite TE's in the country for 2017 - if they take 3, they should try to get the top 3 - and right now the available evidence doesn't suggest this kid is one of those. The coaches see it and sure that's good enough for me. What the hell do I know. But that shouldn't stop a reasoned discussion.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||But I think the people who||
But I think the people who can see your posts are those that are on the mobile app, and those that can't are on the website.
I was referring to a reference you made about getting an answer key or master book and using that all semester. Sorry I can't be more specific, but I don't remember the thread or context. Entirely possible I'm mistaken, and if so disregard.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Somewhat related, the||
Somewhat related, the mgolicious "5 new people you meet at every college football spring camp" is worth the click.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||That picture||
|10 weeks 4 days ago||I heard about this on the||
I heard about this on the drive in - will be very interesting to see how this plays out. Apparently Verizon didn't consult with any of their content providers before their announcement, which is a bit shocking. CNBC is speculating that they did that to provoke a response from consumers, who are likely to be on their side, and let the content providers essentially be painted as the bad guys in the court of public opinion.
Fairly risky strategy - not sure the first-mover advantage will be worth publicly strong-arming their suppliers, but I agree it ends up in the courts. Unfortunately I also agree with LandryHD's comment above: however this shakes out, I doubt it will lead to lower prices for any of us. The pie will be cut a different way at the top.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||are you sure you weren't banhammered? I can see||
are you sure you weren't banhammered? I can see your quiverfull post below on mobile. That's a site flaw: when people are banned they can't remove them from the mobile app. That's why you see a lot of responses to troll posts that don't make any sense - the troll uses mobile, gets banned, but he's able to keep posting so he may not even realize he's been banned.
Not saying you're a troll, enjoy your posts (except the one about cheating through a class), but that account may have been banned some time back. That's why you'd think some could see it and some couldn't
|10 weeks 4 days ago||you must have gotten there right after Mac Attack||
you must have gotten there right after Mac Attack
|10 weeks 4 days ago||this happened to me as well, on our Gator Bowl||
this happened to me as well, on our Gator Bowl trip. Tough economy, but she couldn't find a job so went to Jacksonville for sun and fun (which, there are much, much better places than Jacksonville for that)
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Let's see||
There are 4 non conference games this year, 2 are against Pac12 opponents, and a third against BYU, who's somewhat of a premier opponent and certainly a game most fans are excited about. All the whining last year flips in 2015, with Sparty and OSU at home, along with Northwestern. Add in a visit to Happy Valley, and yes, this year's schedule is outstanding.
|11 weeks 3 hours ago||Admit it, you're just trying||
Admit it, you're just trying to be contrarian.
But I thought I was holding back by limiting my invective to yammernammer. Sorry if you felt I McHenry'd you, nobody deserves that.
|11 weeks 3 hours ago||I would change the title to||
I would change the title to "Star Wars Battlefront trailer", just because a lot of folks are going to assume this is the movie trailer posted earlier
|11 weeks 3 hours ago||wouldn't have believed it,||
wouldn't have believed it, but here it is: the proverbial One Who Could Complain About Anything. After 7 years of RichRod and Hoke, a Michigan fan is presented with Jimmy fucking Harbaugh... and complains.
You don't have to be an elitist yammernammer, it's really not that hard. We get it, you're above Judge Judy and Cracker Barrel. Good for you.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Damn you Google Ads income.||
Damn you Google Ads income. What this thread could have been...
|11 weeks 1 day ago||I'm guessing a Sparty did||
I'm guessing a Sparty did this.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||lol, this reads like a poorly educated East||
lol, this reads like a poorly educated East Lansing resident's rejected mid-90's Frommer's guide.
AA does need a good Mexican place though.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||there was an actual gif?||
there was an actual gif? Hah, I plus 1'd assuming this was a comment on Rudock's exit from / no longer available to Iowa
|11 weeks 1 day ago||my thoughts||
It oozes Midwestern charm, the people really do seem a bit more humble/genuine/nice there. Lots of smart people (which you can confirm by reading BHGP), not a lot of agendas. Remember that anywhitedude-under30-gottahaveanAudiA4 craze that swept most metro areas a few years back? That didn't happen there.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||can you post that picture of||
can you post that picture of the locker, or would he rather you not? Sounds pretty cool
|11 weeks 1 day ago||I think the city name across||
I think the city name across the front is meant as a reminder to fans that they're still in Ohio, and they need to get the fuck out
|11 weeks 2 days ago||I was going to challenge your||
I was going to challenge your post, but google confirms you...
Hadn't seen this (even though it's been around for months), no doubt it's alarming. I'm sure there's a counterpoint, but this is striking data.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||calling a football players (their culture) rapists||
calling a football players (their culture) rapists and racists though, not political or inhumane? Your silence on that very obvious point reveals that your own political views have assaulted your logic and common sense.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||I think we have 3 tackles:||
I think we have 3 tackles: Cole (though I personally don't think he's as good as a lot of others seem to - he still needs to get stronger, which is to be expected from a player who really should be a RS freshman), Braden, and Magnuson (he's got the feet, but he's not real stong either - though I think he had shoulder surgery after the season (?) so that may be an issue). LTT still has a lot of potential, he could be ready if need be.
But with him, as with several of the back-up guards, the team is going to suffer as they learn and blow plays. Which is stating the obvious, but I don't think the situation is as dire as last year. Yes if we have injuries and have to go to back-ups, LTT will give up a sack in a big game, or Dawson will blow a block on what could have been a TD, or something along those lines. But I don't think they'll be gaping holes of doom. They'll be serviceable and the O will still be able to operate.
But what the hell do I know.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||The OL will be good if there||
The OL will be good if there are no injuries, the problem was what the article states and others have noted: the line was split.
I've been looking through a chunk of the game (but what the hell do I know), and the problems are similar to last year's stumbles: a lot of good blocks, but one guy blown up means the play is dead. A lot of the time, that one guy is Blake Bars (though he's not terrible) or someone else who won't be in the starting five, or someone playing out of position.
The RB's also had some terrible cuts, as we've seen the last two years. It's true that someone needs to step up. Higdon has a real opportunity to get playing time, if he has vision and can just take the yards that are available in the creases provided.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||great for the rivalry, will make it much better||
great for the rivalry, will make it much better beating them. it's a classic Izzo bigs and ugly basketball vs. Beilein's shooters and beautiful sets. it'll be great
|12 weeks 3 hours ago||I think the problem is with||
I think the problem is with JUCO transfers, which I think will still be a problem going forward. And I don't think that's just a football thing: M allows very few credits to transfer from other undergrad schools, so they're constantly advising people to not even try. It's not like MSU where anyone who gets a 3.0 for a semester at Lansing Community College gets in.
Grad transfers already have degrees from the prior institution, that's not an issue. They just have to be admitted to the grad program (which admittedly should be tough at UofM).
|12 weeks 5 hours ago||From mgoblue, pretty outstanding...||
Junior (2014) ... Big Sky Academic All- Conference ... played in all 12 games at punter ... finished the year sixth nationally in punting average (44.1 avg.) ... the 44.1-yard average set a single-season school record ... punted 62 times for 2,737 yards ... had a career-best punt of 74 yards against Cal Poly ... boomed 18 punts of 50 or more yards and placed 25 punts inside the 20 yard line... converted two fake punts during the season ... rushed 23 yards for a first down at Montana State and tossed a 17-yard completion for a first down in that same game.
|12 weeks 6 hours ago||But is every bar supposed to||
But is every bar supposed to pat down its patrons before they enter? Isn't that going to lead to metal detectors in every social hangout? And what about any other service venue, a gas station suppose - if this guy walked into a Mobil and picked a fight, shot someone, isn't the gas station responsible for the security of their patrons as well? Would we expect that everyone going into a gas station would be patted down?
|12 weeks 7 hours ago||Right, thanks for the||
Right, thanks for the correction. But twice as far supports my point in the same way: it's much farther. 8-9 hour drive is doable if not preferred, vs. definite flight to Austin and a long one at that.
As I said in my post I assume the schools more local to him are booked up, given how late it if for 2015 recruits.
|12 weeks 8 hours ago||He says the UMHoops article||
He says the UMHoops article that having his family just down the street was a big factor in him choosing VCU over other suitors (which included some very good programs).
Of course Ann Arbor isn't nearby, but it's an order of magnitude nearer than Austin. And if all the other scholly chairs for the options near him have been sat in - given how late in the game it is for 2015 - then I can see how Michigan becomes one of his favorites.
|12 weeks 14 hours ago||Says he's 6'4" in the||
Says he's 6'4" in the article, also says 3-point shooting is what he's known for (44% from 3 during AAU play). Yeah he flat out says the fact that his family would be right down the street was the deciding factor.
|12 weeks 18 hours ago||Pinky's ink blots all look like spoiled rich guys||
Pinky's ink blots all look like spoiled rich guys and bitterness.
The thread is clearly labelled OT, and it helps the community in here by helping them support their kids. Given Michigan is, you know, a college, this seems perfectly appropriate.
I bet there'd be no objection from you if he said 30K instead.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||I have no issue with it.||
I have no issue with it.
But Canteen is a no-name at this point, like Bo Dever and everyone not named Darboh. If Norfleet hasn't been able to assert himself at WR ahead of these WR's who've shown themselves to be unspectacular thus far, it's a little foolish to believe he'd productive in West Virginia's offense. He'd probably be second or third sting at WV, maybe flipped to corner, maybe returning kicks. Just exactly as he's done here.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||You have once again been||
You have once again been cobra14'd
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Ugh. I know it's half-joke||
Ugh. I know it's half-joke at this point, but the WV sentiment seems genuine. Norfleet has apparently been supplanted at WR by a no-name cadre of Michigan receivers, none of whom appear to be able to get more than a few yards of separation, whether in actual games last year or spring game this.
Norfleet will get a Michigan degree, it's asolutely best that he came to Ann Arbor. If he can't beat Canteen and Bo Dever for the slot role, he was never going to see the field at WV.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||So I follow the Crystal||
So I follow the Crystal Ball'ing over at 247, and earlier this month, Sean Scherer from Spartan Tailgate put in a crystal ball to Sparty one of the OSU's 3 RB's, George Hill. I read this to mean that he might be looking elsewhere, given he would come in with two other top backs. I doubt they keep all three in any case.
Scherer also just put in a Crystal Ball for Xavier Gaines to Sparty, one of the top dual threat QB's in the country. We'll see if some of these come home, but Sparty definitely sniffing around higher rated recruits. Another year of good football, and they should be very good this year, and I think they finally break through the recruiting ceiling. Not elite like Michigan or OSU, but next level down.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Garcia, I will believe it||
Garcia, I will believe it when I see it. He's been an outright dick in the past on multiple occasions, but having him in contention on Sunday for a Master's would add a lot of drama. If he didn't choke it would be an even bigger story, and I'd root for the player's potential to finally be realized, if not the player himself. Golf would be more interesting if Garcia could actually turn it on and be a threat at the majors.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Hey there's the "if you don't||
Hey there's the "if you don't hate this movie (ie agree with me) then you're a racist" comment that certainly had to be a part of thus thread. Nice work.
"I'm not a liberal or a conservative..." Bullshit.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||It's clear your political||
It's clear your political views have disrupted your ability to appreciate this film, and that's your right. But under the criteria you outline above, there's a shit load of movies that are going to have to be banned from this forum for one reason or another, whether it offends either political aisle, or discomforts any cultural or religious group. But my guess is you probably won't support the banning of a lot of those movies, because either they'll hold the same worldview as you or don't feel the dissenters are truly aggrieved.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||2 Michigan crystal balls for||
2 Michigan crystal balls for Falcon in the last two hours, guys I'm not familiar with.
1 Michigan crystal ball for Lavert Hill this afternoon, by Steve Wiltfong. Getting both of these kids would be outstanding.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Right, thank you. You're||
Right, thank you. You're right, I wasn't picking up on the "off" there
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Thanks||
|12 weeks 2 days ago||"That frame will likely last||
"That frame will likely last the entire 2015 offseason."
Doesn't that mean out the full year?
|12 weeks 2 days ago||So if he has both, he's out||
So if he has both, he's out next year. Interesting, I guess we have a wait on our hands (and so does he) to see if he'll be able to play.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||So if he does get the other||
So if he does get the other hip done later, it's another 4-5 months?
|12 weeks 3 days ago||2 more years||
He's a RS Junior, so this year will be his fourth on campus - he's played two seasons, redshirted one. Usually you see some action in that magical third year on campus - that's typically when you know what you've got. I'm hopeful he's a ninja-sumo assassin of death, but again I'm just looking at his play on film... I don't know that he can get much bigger than he was last year, he was a grown man then and still is now. Stronger certainly, but not leaps and bounds.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Very much hoping that||
Very much hoping that happens, but I pinned a lot of my hopes on him taking a leap last year. It would be outstanding if he did so in 2015. I agree that SDE is his ideal spot.
Inconsistency isn't at a relative level in my book: he can be inconsistent even if those around him are also. It just means we haven't had consistent contributers at those positions, which I think is true. Martin and Van Bergen were the last true stalwarts on the DL in terms of effort and high performance every play. I'm not talking stat lines so much, which certainly speak to the good plays. But it's the play or two after, where inconsistent effort or urgency lead to Wormley getting blocked or whiffing on his assignment, leading to big gains and him getting yanked. Those were the things Martin and Van Bergen kept down.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Stribling played most of the||
Stribling played most of the game. Normally we say that's a good thing, didn't hear the CB's name. This game lol, wouldn't expect to hear it unless it's a 5'5" slot receiver playing CB.
But I'm not basing my question on this game, and I don't think Brian should either. Stribling has actually seen the field in the last two years, and entering his third year on campus, where "the proverbial light may come on" a la Charlton. In earlier reports this spring it was made clear by the coaching staff that the top 3 corners were Lewis, Countess, and Stribling. Very little mentioned of Watson at all, from what I can remember.
I'd put more stock in what Stribling has done on the field (a little in two years, with some flashes, vs. nothing for Watson), what the coaches have been saying (among top 3 for Stribling, nearly no mention of Watson), and nummber of years on campus (entering 3 vs. entering 2). That seems a better data set to rely on than Watson's high school film, especially considering his HS played like 4 games.
Is the Watson prediction based on insider buzz? If not, it seems like Stribling is the favorite, unless people are overweighting a few nice plays in the spring game.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Sure Thomas played, made some||
Sure Thomas played, made some nice plays, but couldn't quite cover Winovich on the early drop he had. Maybe I'm overthinking this, but it seems like Thomas should have been able to pop him as he crossed and stayed with him - instead he was trailing and should have been beat, though he recovered decently. A legit TE would have taken that a long way. But again, he made some nice plays during the game. If he were a RS sophomore I think there'd be a little less pressue on him. Though he's got to beat Hill (who looked absolutely massive, good massive, Saturday), Clark, and Kinnel this year anyway if he ever wants to see the field.
Marshall passed the eyeball test as well as the playball test. It was a good first showing, but I agree you can't read much into it. It went about as well as you could have hoped. He may not be a terror at this early stage, but we don't need that. We need Charlton to break out, Ojemudia to outwork OT's late in critical games for key sacks, and the DTs to drop blockers and plow their helmets into the quarterback just before he throws to an emerging receiver downfield. If we can get Marshall to pile on that by adding 3-4 sacks of his own, with 1-2 in critical games, he'll be a great addition.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||A lot of buzz from Spring,||
A lot of buzz from Spring, but he's not an edge rusher. He can push a guy over or toss him aside and run at the QB, but he's not an edge guy you have to think about every down. And he's been very inconsistent thus far in his career. Great size and strength, but just like on his HS film, he seems to inexplicable move slowly at times and/or not play with abandon on every down.
I'd like to see Godin at SDE on rushing downs. He's not a speed edge rusher either, but lacking other options, he has shown ability to get around or dart through guys and put on some rush.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||No mention at all of||
No mention at all of Stribling at the other corner?
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Didn't know this||
|12 weeks 4 days ago||OK, thanks for explaining.||
OK, thanks for explaining. But I'd say that's not really what under the radar means.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||But he may have had plenty of||
But he may have had plenty of attention from the recruiting sites, and just ranked lower by them, and may not have received many offers because the schools don't value him highly.
If you said he was hurt last year, or didn't camp, or only played one year of football, those would all be examples of reasons why he would be under the radar, despite attending a high level program in AL.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||pretty cool about his dad though. I'd love it if||
pretty cool about his dad though. I'd love it if my kid did this, at least the thought behind it
|12 weeks 4 days ago||I'm sure you came to the blog at exactly this time||
I'm sure you came to the blog at exactly this time in hopes of seeing a new OT thread on how to make the world a better place
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Trieu said on WTKA this||
Trieu said on WTKA this morning that Scout probably still has him underrated and that he's likely to move up.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||It was quiet, but there||
It was quiet, but there wasn't much to cheer for. You tend to applaud great offensive plays in a setting like that, and those were infrequent. It was apparent fairly quickly that the QBs and WRs just weren't a match for the D. Besides big hits and picks, which did garner cheers, stuffing a 1 yard gain isn't a big cheering point when it's your team against your team.
Also surprised to step away from this blog and back into the real world, how "normal" folks know the team. Peppers made a tackle early and the crowd cheered, but when Marshall made the sack I was alone in my excitement - few seemed to know who he was.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||I agree. Lots of people||
I agree. Lots of people were abnormally late because they assumed they could get through Ann Arbor the same way we have for the last 5 years of spring games. But you absolutely could not. Freeways in and the main streets downtown were jammed. At its highest point I thought it was 70K, but if you count the incoming after some had already left, it was that easily
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Winovich needs to go back to||
Winovich needs to go back to LB immediately. He should have caught that nice ball by Malzone on the first drive, didn't come close. Looking forward to Khalid Hill's return in the Fall
Is Blake Bars a seviceable OL'man? Have to watch on DVR, but it looked like maybe.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||He's not going to play in the||
He's not going to play in the pros. No matter his career stats, he's much better off with a Michigan degree.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||According to Sam Webb's||
According to Sam Webb's twitter, both Karan Higdon and Shelton Johnson have flown in from FLA for the game. That's pretty cool.