|3 days 5 hours ago||Anyone looking for a good way||
Anyone looking for a good way to track recruiting offers need only click on the #blessed hashtag. I think it's mandatory.
|1 week 4 days ago||I'm guessing these latest||
I'm guessing these latest departures (Ringer/Robinson/Jones) are the result of post-spring season meetings in which the coaches laid out each player's role on the team, and each of them were essentially told they aren't in the plans.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||How about if no one||
How about if no one apologizes for anything and we honor the Fab Five next year and we all move on withour lives?
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I'm pretty aware of how much||
I'm pretty aware of how much a billion is. It's $250 million times four years of a football superstar's career. Is it conceivable that in the very near future (say, two years from now) that's what B1G/SEC athletic departments will be earning over four years with the new playoff and the money that will bring in, ESPN/ABC rights deals, and conference TV network revenue, forced donations (aka seat licenses/waiting list fees from football and men's basketball), ticket sales, sponsorships, in-stadium advertising, etc.? I'd certainly say so.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I like your first idea, but||
I like your first idea, but the whole "I have student debt" is lost on me. Your school (I assume U-M) didn't make millions (if not billions) off of you in ticket sales and TV revenue based on the time you put in outside of your studies and weren't allowed to have a job because of archaic if not draconian regulations.
If you want to know how shitty of a deal it is, go to your office today and offer to forgo all forms of compensation if your office will give you a shitty one room apartment that you have to share with someone else and two meals a day. And you're not allowed to have a second job for spending money. And if anyone wants to give you any kind of additional assistance, it has to go through your employer to ensure that it doesn't go against regulations.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Yes. Trey Burke would be||
Yes. Trey Burke would be receiving the same opportunities because he's one of the best basketball players at his level and became so not because he stepped on the campus of the University of Michigan but because he put in the work to become what he is.
Remember, they jacked up the prices and required donations after last season, which ended in the first round of the tournament. They did so because Trey led the team to its first B1G championship since Antoine Joubert and Roy Tarpley.
i think it's important to disassociate the athletic department from the school. The AD isn't part of a public institution (well, not really). The AD is a profit machine independent of the school, and the profits go towards unnecessary construction projects (big HD screen scoreboard at the baseball stadium) and funding non-revenue programs. Sure, it gives some to the university's general fund, but largely it's a "non-profit" corporation in which the AD and coaches are millionaires, built solely off unpaid labor. I have no problem with Brady Hoke, John Beilein and Dave Brandon being paid what they are. But no one's coming to the stadium to watch Brady coach.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Your use of "Trey Burke||
Your use of "Trey Burke winning the NPOY at Michigan" as an example kind of argues against your point. Michigan hadn't had an NPOY in forever and hadn't been a real player on the national scene in almost 20 years before Trey Burke stepped on campus. So ask yourself: Did Michigan's basketball program make Trey Burke what he is, or did Trey Burke make Michigan basketball what it is?
Is there a symbiotic relationship? Sure, but judging solely by attendance/ticket and donation prices before and after Trey's coming, I'd say there's a whole lot of evidence that Trey made the basketball program what it is more than vice versa.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Apples/oranges. Medical||
Apples/oranges. Medical interns aren't the product. Schools are charging professional prices to watch college basketball players (i.e. the product). Plus, you need a medical degree to be a doctor. You can't major in "basketball."
|2 weeks 4 days ago||You know Jackson is married||
You know Jackson is married to the Lakers' soon-to-be majority owner, right?
|3 weeks 3 days ago||That kid has to be 15 or 16||
That kid has to be 15 or 16 years old now. Someone needs to find him for a Where Are The Now? piece.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I'm not crazy about parity||
I'm not crazy about parity based scheduling. It's a great theory until that one season Michigan State/Penn State winds up in the championship game because parity-based scheduling matched it up with Purdue and Illinois, when each M and OSU lost a game to Nebraska/Wisconsin/Iowa okay not Iowa.
I realize that can happen with standard scheduling as well, but at least those are planned in advance. I'm not crazy about parity-based scheduling in the NFL, as it leads to that come-out-of-nowhere playoff qualifier that gets torched by 40 in the Wild Card round (at least it used to before the entire NFL essentially became as good as everyone else).
Also, does this mean the "Land Grant Trophy" is going to be a thing again?
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Sorry OP, but the drunk||
Sorry OP, but the drunk sorority girl showed up to argue on her own behalf.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I doubt Smith makes it out of||
I doubt Smith makes it out of the first because someone almost always trades into the late first for that dropping QB. I'd love to see him go in the top 5, as that would give the Lions an option to Lane Johnson. Everyone is giving Johnson to the Lions, which to me is the worst case realistic scenario.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I'd love to see how||
I'd love to see how multi-year scholarships are enforced as contracts.
"What that you say there, third year player who wants to jump to the NFL? You still have another year on your scholarship contract and we're going to hold you to it."
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Many NBA people view it as a||
Many NBA people view it as a negative to stay all four years because you're three years older than many of the prospects; thus, you're more likely to have a lower ceiling. So whether or not he's a late-first/second rounder isn't as important as whether coming back next year could mean that he's not drafted at all.
|6 weeks 22 hours ago||I think we should all just be||
I think we should all just be happy it wasn't nuclear. I mean, that was a HUGE win for Sparty on Monday night.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Boy, this makes me feel||
Boy, this makes me feel better.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||My only criticism was that he||
My only criticism was that he might have played Spike a little too much in the second half. But that's understandable considering the way he played in the first. Pitino had his mistakes too, even though he was bailed out on his biggest one when the refs charged a Hancock foul to a someone who wasn't even in on the play. Considering Hancock's role, that might have been huge.
We really shouldn't nitpick at this point. We had a great run. We just came up a little short. Good luck to those that choose to pursue their professional dreams. Thanks for the great ride.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Like many, my issue is that||
|7 weeks 3 hours ago||The proper investigatory||
The proper investigatory agency is ICE, not the local police.
Contact the Detroit office. I mean, the money's gone and all, but it can't hurt.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||I was afraid the letter was||
I was afraid the letter was going to read:
YOU'RE A BALLER!
|7 weeks 2 days ago||I like Zack Novak as much as||
I like Zack Novak as much as anyone else, but you can't be serious. Why not Mike Griffin?
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Poor us...||
Michigan was "vicariously liable" because Fisher started giving Martin tickets to things like the 1993 Final Four and courtside seats at home games so that he could sit next to big recruits. Fisher did that. He ran the program. We weren't victims.
You can try to blame Webber or Bullock or Traylor all you want. They certainly get a share of it. But I choose to put the bullseye on the adult in charge, who was paid to know better.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||I don't think that was||
I don't think that was Mitch's point, but you're right. The Fab Five would be a matchup monster for this team. They'd have a hard time guarding both Webber and Howard, let alone finding someone to matchup with Rose defensively. He'd have at least six inches of height and reach on Burke.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||I think he's just comparing||
I think he's just comparing the 1993 team, not the original Fab Five team. No idea why, other than the five freshmen making the finals is one of the more remarkable accomplishments in college basketball history.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Have you thought to tweet at||
Have you thought to tweet at Matt Shepard about it? He might know. [Edit: @ShepMatt]
I'd guess that internet streaming is considered "national," thus the exclusive national broadcasting rights would prevail. I would think the university would rather broadcast its own production, with its own advertising, if it could.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Mitch's logic assumes that||
Mitch's logic assumes that this season's seeded teams are comparable to the 1990s era, pre-Kevin Garnett and Kobe Bryant college basketball, which it is not.
I love both teams, and take nothing away from this team and what they've accomplished. But you really can't compare these eras. To say that one is "more remarkable" is kind of doing the ESPN "embrace debate" thing. They're both equally remarkable considering the respective climates of college basketball at their time.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||As if Trey Burke's greatness||
As if Trey Burke's greatness and importance to the program is somehow conditioned on whether he graduates. Hey Trey, give away two years of your prime earning capacity or we won't formally acknowledge what you meant to our program!
How about this? Considering he put the program on his back and carried it back to the promised land and was essentially paid in doughnuts to do so, we should retire his number and build him a statue. We owe him that.
Also, Jalen Rose and Juwan Howard should have their numbers retired too. Banners up or down, they weren't accused of anything. And they both graduated, for those who insist that be a prerequisite.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||I don't have the requisite||
I don't have the requisite hate for Kansas to properly enjoy this. Give the Buckeye family crying at the 2007 BCS game over this anytime.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||http://dialglobalsports.com/2||
Here are clips of "a" radio call. No idea who it is or where they're from. It's not Shep though.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||The university owns the||
The university owns the rights. I'd try mgoblue.com, perhaps contact marketing to see if they'll release a podcast of it.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||I don't see the big deal in||
I don't see the big deal in the president talking about basketball. After all, your boss lets you talk about things other than making french fries.
|10 weeks 3 hours ago||Makes sense. We've been||
Makes sense. We've been sending our assholes there since Craven Morehead.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||I agree with much of what you||
I agree with much of what you say except that doing Olympic lifts at a standard gym will often get you tossed out of that gym. Particularly if you're dropping the bar.
A good Crossfit gym doesn't have you doing the 100 reps thing all the time. The thing with Crossfit is that there are good gyms/instructors and bad ones. Hopefully you can figure out which one you're at quickly.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||The Prestige is one of the||
The Prestige is one of the most under-the-radar great movies. Nolan made it between Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. The Batman movies cast a large shadow on it.
|11 weeks 3 hours ago||Perhaps the only K-State||
Perhaps the only K-State player to make the cover of anything.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||If you must, only turn on||
If you must, only turn on 97.1 after six pm. Jamie and Wojo have shockingly balanced opinions for talk radio.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Once it's time to||
"Once it's time to slap the floor, they knew we're about to sit down."
That's funny, my dog likes to spin in a circle twice before he sits down. I didn't realize he meant he was about to defend the shit out of me.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||The team is playing like one||
The team is playing like one that believes it won something in December and doesn't have to prove itself anymore. I guess that's a lack of heart. Maybe more of a lack of hunger, which is unconscionable considering they haven't won anything. It's all gone downhill since they were expected to be ranked number one vs. OSU in January.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||It's not about ratings. It's||
It's not about ratings. It's about the programs not wanting to be stuck with LOIs of players that got hurt/didn't perform in their senior years. I don't know what's different about basketball, but for some reason it is.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||PROTIP: Always assume the||
PROTIP: Always assume the coaches know more than you do. Particularly when they've absolutely seen these guys play/work more than you have.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||16 DLs?! Suck on that, Kevin||
16 DLs?! Suck on that, Kevin Sumlin!
|14 weeks 4 days ago||I simply meant that Meyer||
I simply meant that Meyer walks in with two NC rings and talks about winning championships. Hoke hasn't won any championships as a head coach. I'm not calling Hoke as a bad coach, nor am I arguing that Meyer is far and away a better coach. I'm simply arguing that, from the perspective of a 17 year old who wants to play football, get to the NFL and, presumably, to win things along the way, Meyer likely looks like a better bet.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Kill the "True Michigan Man"||
Kill the "True Michigan Man" bullshit. It makes you sound like an asshole.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||It's not like these kids||
It's not like these kids didn't have M offers. Perhaps Meyer is just more credible as a coach than Hoke is right now.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||I hear big stadiums are worth||
I hear big stadiums are worth 10 points a game
|15 weeks 21 min ago||Allow me to be Bert Cooper||
I think some of you should put your energy into bringing in accounts.
|15 weeks 26 min ago||We're just two votes away||
We're just two votes away from a unanimous court.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Let's face it: the NCAA is||
Let's face it: the NCAA is and has always been an antitrust disaster that's gotten by only because any lawsuit challenging the system would almost certainly extend beyond the plaintiff's career and become moot. The O'Bannon lawsuit originally only was for the videogame likenesses. That was minor compared to the television revenue.
But here's a question: say they are forced to split up thr BCS money. It naturally follows that theyd have to split cable revenues as well. Would it mean the end of the NCAA? Probably not. But it would mean the end of shamateurism, and the onslaught of massive hi def video boards for a baseball team that plays before sparse crowds.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||In fairness to Emmert, it's||
In fairness to Emmert, it's not like he started the false amateurism scheme.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||I'm calling bullshit. Since||
I'm calling bullshit. Since when is there not a scholarship available in Alabama?
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Cheers!||
|19 weeks 1 day ago||Probably Milliner for the||
Probably Milliner for the Lions. They need secondary help and are probably picking too high to take a safety.
|20 weeks 1 hour ago||"Borges's design" didn't seem||
"Borges's design" didn't seem to hurt the offense in 2011.
|20 weeks 4 hours ago||I'd be willing to bet only||
I'd be willing to bet only the UTLs sold well (you rarely see anyone wearing any of the others). DB's been chasing that ever since.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Yes because they didn't start||
Yes because they didn't start this whole special jersey pandemic or anything.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Understanding that I have the||
Understanding that I have the flu and watched the game under the influence of Nyquil, there was a point where Gallon caught a pass and I thought it was Dileo. So yeah, identifying players was a real problem.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Which means that O'Brien's||
Which means that O'Brien's contract contemplated the possibility of sanctions. Tough to argue that PSU misrepresented its sanction potential when you wrote an automatic extension into the contract in case it happened.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||They gave him a huge||
They gave him a huge extension after the sanctions were announced. That buyout is ironclad.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Mine is Brian Kelly. Don't||
Mine is Brian Kelly. Don't say he wouldn't come. He's a mercenary. Same allure that attracted Harbaugh would interest Kelly.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||I'd play Uncharted in order.||
I'd play Uncharted in order. As good as 1 is, there was vast improvement in 2 and 3. Playing them out of order might lead to some unfair WTF moments when playing the first one.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||Assassins Creed 3 is a long||
Assassins Creed 3 is a long ass game, and pretty fun... right up until the ending. The ending sucks. It's almost Mass Effect 3 awful (Nothing is all-the-way Mass Effect 3 awful).
Far Cry 3 is excellent so far. FIFA is the best sports game you'll find.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||Assassins Creed 3 is a long||
Assassins Creed 3 is a long ass game, and pretty fun... right up until the ending. The ending sucks. It's almost Mass Effect 3 awful (Nothing is all-the-way Mass Effect 3 awful).
Far Cry 3 is excellent so far. FIFA is the best sports game you'll find.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||I'd think he'd be a||
I'd think he'd be a ridiculously rich motherfucker's Stefon Logan. RB/Slot/KR/WR. (Kidding on the Logan thing). He could have a brilliant career like Desmond Howard in that role.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||No. I meant Rita. She was a||
No. I meant Rita. She was a good character until they got married, then they turned her into an annoying wet blanket wife character. This was compounded by Rita scenes often including Aster and Cody.
But Lyla was pretty damn annoying too. Supporting characters are not the strong suit of this show. Quinn, LaGuerta, Batista, Deb, Rita ... all went through stretches where their characters became unbearable. The Batista/LaGuerta marriage was a disaster for the Batista character. The best supporting characters are often the one year guests. Ray Williamson was the best non-Dexter character this season.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||If they wanted us to root for||
If they wanted us to root for Maria, they shouldn't have made her not the most annoying character ever to appear on the show not named Rita.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||How does anyone at Miami||
How does anyone at Miami Metro Homicide have a job? Almost every suspect disappears without a trace. What is their murder clearance rate? 5%?
|23 weeks 19 hours ago||Only baseball had an||
Only baseball had an anti-trust exemption, hence the reason the NFLPA almost always sues the NFL as part of its negotiations.
Regardless, WCF sucks.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||You can't even get the 50||
You can't even get the 50 percent state credit anymore either
|24 weeks 2 days ago||Especially when you're||
Especially when you're selling them for $4 a bottle.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Braylon Edwards doesn't need||
Braylon Edwards doesn't need me to defend him or anything, but I don't have a problem with what he put on Twitter. The short version: He's proud his brother is getting a scholarship from Minnesota, but doesn't understand why he couldn't get a chance from the school he and his father were All-Americans from. But he still loves the university.
I don't agree that being named "Edwards" should have been enough for Berkley, but still, I'd hardly call that being an ass.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||It's not like we ran three||
It's not like we ran three straight plays into the line and punted. We ran fairly effective play action passing game and wound up in second or third and short situations. If you can't pick up one yard consistently you don't deserve to win. We haven't been able to do that in two years. Why do you think Hoke has targeted 10 o-linemen in two seasons?
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Brian Kelly will be in the||
Brian Kelly will be in the NFL within two years. Great coaching job this season.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||Michigan v. Georgia isn't a||
Michigan v. Georgia isn't a terrible matchup. It's about the only non-terrible matchup, but still. Hey, if we go to Tampa, maybe we could do this with our tickets next season
|25 weeks 5 days ago||I remember when MGoBoard was||
I remember when
MGoBoard was a nice place
Now it's like MLive
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Us. Within three years, Ohio||
Us. Within three years, Ohio State and Sparty will be switched on our schedule, much to their delight.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||His learning about the, uh,||
His learning about the, uh, "2008-2010" era will be like when we learned about the Great Depression. "Man, that must have sucked."
|27 weeks 3 days ago||Good job, good effort.||
Good job, good effort.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||Just in time.||
Just in time.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||2008 Wisconsin, my friend||
2008 Wisconsin, my friend left at halftime down 16-0. Poor bastard.
In the same game, I had to run down for a piss and the ushers wouldn't let me back in the seats. Had to watch from the TVs at the concession stands. It was that or murder an usher and I wouldn't have been able to see the game if I did that.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||Everyone assumed the Conley||
Everyone assumed the Conley "news" was the reason for the DaMario Jones commitment. But perhaps it was this that opened the door for Jones.
|30 weeks 4 hours ago||It's time for teams to just||
It's time for teams to just give in and go Euro: put adverts on the unis. It can't look worse than that shit.
|31 weeks 20 hours ago||To be really fair...||
Six of their seven regular season wins over the SEC (also known as "their only wins over the SEC") were before 1935. Their seventh was in 1988, over LSU in Columbus.
|31 weeks 3 days ago||Technically, it's two radio||
Technically, it's two radio idiots. It was the aptly named "common man" who called Herbstreit a Fake Buckeye for suggesting that perhaps Desmond Howard should be allowed to continue living, Torg's Gameday viewership be damned.
|31 weeks 3 days ago||Is 97.1 the official radio||
Is 97.1 the official radio frequency of the big mouthed douchebag?
|31 weeks 3 days ago||You're a lawyer, Profit.||
You're a lawyer, Profit. You're should be painfully used to the strangely worded question.
I'm pretty sure the reporter was asking where the line is between trying to make plays and trying to make "miracles."
|32 weeks 5 days ago||Congrats to Brian Kelly. It||
Congrats to Brian Kelly. It took three years, but he's finally turned Notre Dame into the best team in the Big East.
|32 weeks 6 days ago||It definitely puts more||
It definitely puts more pressure on recruits ... if they actually want to go to Michigan. What it stops is the M Decommit All-Stars (Pearlie Graves, Dequinta Jones, Kevin Newsome, Anthony Fera, Shavodrick Beaver ... I'm sure there are more that I've forgotten) who "committed" so that they had a BCS slot, then looked around until the found someplace they really wanted. Michigan was their safety school. Do you really want Michigan to be the safety school for, IDK, Texas Tech, Tulsa, and Arkansas?
|32 weeks 6 days ago||Gotta love MGoBoarders, where||
Gotta love MGoBoard, where the best recruit is always the one we don't have.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||I'm sure that'll be a popular||
I'm sure that'll be a popular upset pick this week. We haven't exactly given anyone a reason to give us the benefit of the doubt this season.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||Sorry, man. Replacement||
Sorry, man. Replacement referees essentially stealing a game from a team on Monday night is bigger than Game 153. The travesty that these refs are should be the biggest sports story until the real guys are brought back. I know, "the real refs make bad calls too!" But at least they know the rules.
|35 weeks 1 day ago||To his credit, Navarre led||
To his credit, Navarre led the team back and was an easy dropped TD pass from completing the comeback.
|35 weeks 1 day ago||The best part is that Millen||
The best part is that Millen had just traded for him and they acted like he was going to be the savior because Charlie Batch wasn't their guy. A healthy reminder that Millen sucks (like you needed one).
|36 weeks 21 hours ago||Not yet anyway.||
Not yet anyway.
|36 weeks 3 days ago||I think he was talking about||
I think he was talking about the halftime show. I sit in 37 and I can't hear shit other than the drums unless they face us.
|36 weeks 5 days ago||Better question, should||
Better question, should Toledo be ranked ahead of Michigan too? They took that Arizona juggernaut to overtime -- on the road! -- just one week ago!
It's called perspective.
|36 weeks 5 days ago||I guess we should all praise||
I guess we should all praise Matt Millen for drafting Calvin Johnson then. Forget Jordan Dizon, Drew Stanton, Kalimba Edwards, Ikiama Alama-Francis, Gerald Alexander, Daniel Bullucks, Shaun Cody... all second round picks that crapped out. (In looking this up, it seems the best 2nd rounder of the Millen Era was Gerald Alexander or Boss Bailey.)
People act like he found Denard playing street football. Denard chose Michigan over Florida. Kid was going places. Glad it was here.
|36 weeks 5 days ago||I think you've put the cart||
I think you've put the cart well in front of the horse here. People turned on RR pretty quickly because of 3-9 and a feeling that we had no chance to beat anyone with a pulse. I mean, when you beat MINNESOTA and it's thought to be an upset... That's not the case here. There might be some bitching, but, hell, Lloyd had people bitching in years we went to the Rose Bowl.
|36 weeks 5 days ago||2. The live blog should be||
2. The live blog should be called the Mlive blog. You can't hold the fanbase responsible for what assholes write in that.
|36 weeks 5 days ago||It seems we can but we can't.||
It seems we can but we can't. It's pretty bad when "you suck" is the height of the witticism the student section can muster.
|36 weeks 5 days ago||Whatever the single game||
Whatever the single game record low for points in a UFR is, Desmond Morgan will shatter it. They were picking on him all day. Not to make him a scapegoat or anything, but it was pretty noticeable.
|36 weeks 6 days ago||Viva Punt-Counterpunt!||
|37 weeks 3 days ago||But blaming the oversigning||
But blaming the oversigning is just an excuse. We went the wrong way with recruiting for a few years, taking fewer OLs and DLs, loading up on smaller S/LB and "deathbackers," not to mention the 5 WR class. And we lost a few of those to attrition. Even without the oversigning, we'd have had a smaller, weaker team in this game.
|37 weeks 3 days ago||Don't worry about redshirt||
Don't worry about redshirt burning. Look at the Tide: recruit well and you can lose players and replace them. We hadn't recruited well for years until last year/this year. When RJS graduates/leaves, we'll have another guy ready. If anything, the arm tackling necessitated the playing of all three freshman LBs. The vets weren't getting it done.
|37 weeks 4 days ago||I agree. This fan base needs||
I agree. This fan base needs to man the fuck up, have a group hug, and move on. This was one game against a superior opponent that got away. Eleven more regular season wins are out there to be had.
|39 weeks 5 hours ago||You could also mention that||
You could also mention that the guys who won immediately after, Alberto Contador and Floyd Landis, were both dopers as well.
Is it cheating if everyone's doing it?
|39 weeks 21 hours ago||Great comment. If Tripp||
Great comment. If Tripp wasn't the best safety M has every had, he's certainly in the top three. I can't think of a more modern example who was better.
|39 weeks 1 day ago||In order to be overrated,||
In order to be overrated, you must first be rated. Rutgers is not rated, but for that one time they almost tied for the Big East with Ray Rice. That team finished its season, if I remember correctly, in the International Bowl.
As the other responder said, the list of overrated programs must begin with Florida State or the list itself is overrated.
|39 weeks 1 day ago||Rich Rodriguez disproves your||
Rich Rodriguez disproves your original thesis that the media loves a guy who gives them access.
I think the writer summed up Brady's popularity quite well. He's not the typical current stick-up-his-ass college coach. He's down to earth, quick with a joke, treats everyone well, looks like the guy who fixed your car last week ... He's an everyman, and a damn good football coach. What's not to like?
|39 weeks 1 day ago||Jarrod Bunch was probably the||
Jarrod Bunch was probably the best FB of the modern era. Let's say Houme reminds everybody of Bunch.
Jon Ritchie was good too, but mostly for Stanford.
|39 weeks 1 day ago||I think the key to the||
I think the key to the statement was that they don't charge for the spring game. In other words, the AD would have to rent out Ford Field and make no money. What does the AD ever do that makes no money (other than, you know, host games in non-revenue sports)?
|39 weeks 1 day ago||Keep it simple. The more||
Keep it simple. The more complicated you get, the more it'll get screwed up. The passing tree is fine but I'd just put together three simple passing schemes (like a smash package) and run them over and over. Like a pick and roll in basketball, if run well, they won't stop it.
|39 weeks 3 days ago||If it's still too early, I||
If it's still too soon, I suggest counselling.
|39 weeks 4 days ago||I don't believe you're right.||
I don't believe you're right. I know they waived it for PSU players. I recall it being an issue that needed to be settled before Illinois's coaching army could airdrop into State College.
|40 weeks 2 days ago||Barnhart's argument is silly,||
Barnhart's argument is silly, but yours is equally so. Many people, including football players, smoke weed without huge hurdles or other environmental reasons to do so. They just do it because they're young and it's there. To suggest that Mattieu's history is why he smokes weed is taking the same logical leap, with the same result.
And it wasn't that he smoked weed once. It was that he repeatedly failed drug tests, as if he didn't think there would be consequences for his doing so because he's the fucking Honey Badger. Which I think was Barnhart's point. He just did a really shitty job of making it.
|40 weeks 4 days ago||I'm cooking up a fresh batch||
I'm cooking up a fresh batch of blue sky for my BB party tonight as we speak.*
* No, not really.
|40 weeks 5 days ago||They had division||
They had division championship banners at the Silverdome in the last couple seasons. I guess they didn't really save space for them in the design of Ford Field. Honestly, I don't think any pro team should celebrate division championships with banners. It's ridiculous how many banners the Wings used to have ("1987 Norris Division Playoff Champions").
|41 weeks 6 days ago||I'm sure the runner was doing||
I'm sure the runner was doing it out of the goodness of his heart.
|42 weeks 11 min ago||Everyone's entitled to their||
Everyone's entitled to their opinion. It's just that yours is so wrong.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||I would hope that most of||
I would hope that most of what you call your best case scenario would take place even without a DUI for motivation.
|44 weeks 5 hours ago||In punishing Penn State||
In punishing Penn State, the problem is that the extreme punishments seem too harsh, the lesser punishments seem too light, and the middle ground that solves the problems of the other two is hard to find.
The easiest thing to do is to say give them the death penalty, kick them out of the Big Ten, etc. I certainly see the arguments to do so. I've advanced those arguments. Shit, not that this matters, but when I started my NCAA13 dynasty, I kicked Penn State out of the Big Ten. I really think the presidents should consider it, but I doubt they have the balls to do it.
But I also see the other side: that everyone involved with the scandal is dead, in jail, or on their way to jail. Why punish Adam Brenneman and Bill O'Brien for what Jerry Sandusky and Joe Paterno did? I think a huge fine to be paid to the NCAA/Big Ten to set up a fund for victims all over the country (not just the Sandusky victims, because believe me, they're going to be getting their ounce of gold from PSU). The problem is that the sycophantic remaining worshippers of St. Joe Paterno, who may be a vocal minority for all we know, will kick off a fundraising drive to make up the difference. Is it much of a punishment then? The problem here is that football was king at PSU, and this will somehow be proven to be true once again. Culture change? I don't think so.
I lean towards the death penalty/ejection, starting in 2013 or 14, but it wouldn't be without some regret that the real people who will pay for the sins of the fathers will be their sons.
|44 weeks 22 hours ago||That Miami game was the first||
That Miami game was the first game my dad ever took me to.
|44 weeks 23 hours ago||You can raise the difficulty||
You can raise the difficulty level, you know.
|44 weeks 23 hours ago||I always use the DL. In the||
I always use the DL. In the past it was often the only way to sack the QB without blitzing.
|44 weeks 23 hours ago||I found this game to be a||
I found this game to be a large improvement over last year's. Last year's game became unplayable as OLBs would have more INTs than CBs as any pass over the middle was within the SuperLB's jumping range. The safeties' ability to cover a post, turn on the release of the ball and spring 30 yards to arrive in time to intercept a sideline fly route was pretty absurd as well. The dynasty mode became painfully redundant.
I chalk up some of the defensive AI issues to the new vision cone reading system, and I actually don't mind it. It's actually somewhat realistic, in that running a four vert will cause safeties to make a decision on coverage. In the past, it didn't matter, because the safety would cover one, let the other go free, then turn and book over to defend the guy who was uncovered. Now there are consequences. The key, at least for defending the four vert, is either having enough deep coverage or getting to the QB.
I think you're dwelling on the negatives a bit too much. Not to say that this game is perfect, by any means, but it's a much improved game than it has been for many years.
I'd also like to add to your adjustment suggestions:
Game Speed: Madden usually plays a little better because it's default speed is much slower. You can go to the settings and turn down the game speed (I use "very slow") which makes the game more realistic. It's not slow motion, by any means, but no one's running 2.7 second FAKE 40s.
There's another setting for speed differential (don't remember what it's called) that allows you to make the difference between faster players and slower players greater. So you don't see Denard getting beat to the sidelines or caught from behind at full spring by a DT.
|44 weeks 2 days ago||How do you vacate wins in||
How do you vacate wins in games that they won fairly? I'm just asking.
|44 weeks 3 days ago||I completely agree with you.||
I completely agree with you. It sounds great to have a nine game conference schedule ... until you lose out on the division championship because you played five away games while another team only four. If they go to nine games, they might as well go to ten. Just two non-con games? The Pac 10 did it for years before the NCAA added the 12th game. And as long as non con scheduling is going to largely consist of MAC/AA teams, who cares about the other two games? (As M fans, I mean. Clearly, Purdue and Indiana need those tomato cans to kick around.)
|44 weeks 4 days ago||And the NCAA NEVER punishes||
And the NCAA NEVER punishes the current players for the program's past sins.
|44 weeks 5 days ago||I really like that the zone||
I really like that the zone read actually works now. Plus, you can slow the gameplay speed down in one of the options which makes it play more like Madden. It's not without it's problems, but this game is a vast improvement to last year's.
|44 weeks 6 days ago||This works. Also, I had the||
This works. Also, I had the power supply issue once. Go to xbox.com and use the support link. You might need a new power brick.
|44 weeks 6 days ago||Behold Arsenal's new purple||
Behold Arsenal's new purple away kit. And poor Szczesny...
|45 weeks 5 hours ago||I think I heard Jeff Scheafer||
I think I heard Jeff Scheafer (one of the producers) say during The Dictator press tour that Larry David has contacted the crew about making another season. But who knows?
|45 weeks 5 hours ago||I'm hoping that SOA continues||
I'm hoping that SOA continues to rebuild itself after a terrible season three. Season four was good but [SPOILER FREE!] I hated the way the season ended.
But you are completely right about Terriers. Great show, terrific finale. Check it out on Netflix. Also, the guy who played Britt is a huge Michigan fan.
|45 weeks 2 days ago||Genius!||
|45 weeks 2 days ago||Eight will happen eventually.||
Eight will happen eventually. I don't know that it will be for the best, but I think it might satisfy everyone in that an undefeated MWC team will probably be in the top eight and qualify. Top six or four? Not so much. They'll need to do something to prevent another trip to Congress or to federal court in the event that the first year's tourney feature three SEC teams and USC or something. (Yes, I didn't include Michigan, insert them for USC if it makes you happy).
|45 weeks 3 days ago||ALLEGEDLY Air Jordan LBs have||
ALLEGEDLY Air Jordan LBs have been fixed. We've heard that before.
|45 weeks 6 days ago||No doubt. Steve Aquamendous||
No doubt. Steve Aquamendous did a, uh, Tremendous job of not adding to the controversy to get some cheap site hits. He deserves a mention. If only the same could be said for guys like MSpeedKills and Kyle Meinke.
|45 weeks 6 days ago||Why don't you just remove all||
Why don't you just remove all board posts that begin with a recruit's tweet? (OPs only. Obviously, you can't patrol all posts. Or can you?)
The obsession with recruit tweets is crazy. However, many of the recruiting reporters are as guilty as anyone for fanning the flames. I won't mention the name of the reporter who best handled himself today, but let's just say he used to work here and is now on a pay site for a large network based in Bristol, Connecticut. All he did was call Tom Wilcher for a comment when the thing started. There's a lesson to be learned about professionalism.
|45 weeks 6 days ago||How do you know they're||
How do you know they're "sticking their heads in the sand and ignoring what's actually happening?"
|46 weeks 33 min ago||I don't think Giroud and||
I don't think Giroud and Dempsey are the same player and I don't think Arsenal's interest would be for the same role. I think Arsenal would play Dempsey on the wing. Giroud is (supposedly) going to be a forward. It would actually make sense because that would allow Arsene to play Walcott at forward, where many feel he'd be more effective anyway. (And honestly, he's never been incredibly productive on the wing. You can remember some big goals he's scored or set up, certainly, but there are far more games where he just disappeared. Mikel Arteta had a much greater effect on Arsenal's goal-scoring (through RVP, natch) than Walcott did. Shit, you could probably say the same about Alex Song.
|46 weeks 39 min ago||I don't think Van Persie's||
I don't think Van Persie's staying or leaving was going to have an effect on Arsenal's interest/lack therof in Dempsey. However, I would love it if Dempsey did go to Arsenal. The team severely lacks toughness and could use someone like him to provide an aerial threat and he's better made for the EPL than Gervinho and even Theo Walcott. Arsenal could do much worse on the wing.
|46 weeks 4 hours ago||Tom doesn't count. He's like||
Tom doesn't count. He's like our son, not to mention the hardest working man in recruiting coverage.
|46 weeks 5 hours ago||Interesting video, but I||
Interesting video, but I wonder sometimes what leads someone to post it (and many of the other OTs) on a Michigan sports message board. Not bitching about it. Just wondering what makes one see something like that and think "MGoBlog must see this!"
|46 weeks 5 days ago||He had a ways to go but I'm||
He had a ways to go but I'm quite sure that Paterno's last 10 years or so were solely focused on his hanging on long enough to win the most games. But I agree with you on everything else. It's quite possible he's covered up a lot more. I can't see anything being worse than this though.
|46 weeks 5 days ago||I think it's important to||
I think it's important to remember that we don't really know these people. We think we do because of their importance in sports and presense in the media. But we know their public personas only. They might be that person, they might not be. I think the lesson is to avoid putting these guys on a pedestal. They aren't exactly curing cancer or feeding the homeless (or insert whatever you determine to be a noble mission).
It could simply be that an aging Joe Paterno had an moment of weakness as he focused on going for the all time wins record and decided to make a business decision over a moral one. But it's moments like that that reveal true character. When choosing between himself and protecting kids, Joe Paterno chose himself.
|46 weeks 5 days ago||And worst of all, they did||
And worst of all, they did what they did not because of any type of "we'll get him help!" mentality, but to protect their football program. In no moral code should "football>rape" be tolerated with benefits of the doubt or any kind of rationalization that inures to the benefit of those that cover it up. It makes them as responsible for every kid that came after they knew about him. And banning him from bringing kids on campus while knowing full well he had access to kids is akin to saying "Just don't do it around us."
|47 weeks 1 day ago||I don't know, you guys. Tony||
I don't know, you guys. Tony Mandarich and all. Sure, 23 years have passed...
|47 weeks 1 day ago||Is there a writer out there||
Is there a writer out there that people like? Many articles posted on this board come with the "I don't like _____________... but this is an interesting article" disclaimer.
I understand those that want to hold onto the Mark Snyder grudge, but, I mean, Tom Dienhart? Has he really earned your scorn? If so, why?
|47 weeks 2 days ago||The NBA... Where tanking||
The NBA... Where tanking begins in June!
|47 weeks 4 days ago||I feel like I'll never again||
I feel like I'll never again be able to trust completely unsourced information posted on a message board.
|48 weeks 3 days ago||To clarify, to me, it's a||
To clarify, to me, it's a state case because the request was made under Ohio's version of FOIA. There is a federal statute involved, FERPA, but the issue is whether Ohio State violated the FOIA statute. There's no allegation that OSU violated FERPA, so I don't really see a federal issue, and certainly not one that SCOTUS would have any interest in.
|48 weeks 3 days ago||It's not a federal issue.||
It's not a federal issue. It's state law. Therefore, no federal review. (Even if there was one, it would go to SCOTUS, not the 6th.)
|49 weeks 1 day ago||Never mind||
Posting without reading should be a capital offense.
|49 weeks 2 days ago||Yes. They could just do a||
Yes. They could just do a Wall/Hall/Ring of Fame inside the stadium that would work just as well.
|50 weeks 5 hours ago||Yes, but a case by case||
Yes, but a case by case analysis isn't needed if the claim is simply that the NFL and its members/employees withheld information regarding concussions and the players all suffered the same harm (i.e. diminished lifespan, quality of life, vitality, etc.)
We can debate the merits of the class action industry all you want, but it's a debate for another day.
|50 weeks 1 day ago||Yes, the players union shoud||
Yes, the players union shoud have some responsibility. But to see the regard the union has for the retirees just look at how shitty their pensions are. The NFL gets a lion's share of grief over it, but its not like the union ever stands up for the retirees.
|50 weeks 1 day ago||Maybe, maybe not. Class||
Maybe, maybe not. Class actions don't require cases to be factually identical in every way. The issues would be the same.
|50 weeks 1 day ago||1) Employers are liable for||
1) Employers are liable for the negligence of employees.There are exceptions to that rule but they are hard to show and are unlikely in this scenario.
2) I have no idea who you are, so when you say may times already that concussions are just beginning to be understood, you'll have to excuse me if I just consider you to be an anonymous guy on the internet and take your statement with perhaps an electron sized grain of salt.
|50 weeks 1 day ago||There's an additional issue||
There's an additional issue for instances in which medical teams told guys they were okay and sent them back in, or withheld potential effects of additional headshots.
Not saying this is a sure winner, but to outright dismiss the suit's prospects is really premature.
|50 weeks 1 day ago||Your high school experience||
Your high school experience has all kinds of relevance here.
|50 weeks 1 day ago||If there ever came a time||
If there ever came a time where Derrick Green or Laquon Treadwell begged to come to Michigan and were turned away, some of you might -- MIGHT -- have had a point. But that's not going to happen. Until that time comes, the people crapping on this kid really suck.
I just hope Scott didn't come to the site to read what Michigan blogs are saying about his commitment. He is, after all, a 17 year old kid who is very good at a unique skill and got a scholarship for it.
|50 weeks 1 day ago||Kind of like a kicker or a||
Kind of like a kicker or a punter. We have three of them on scholarship. Don't recall any of this kind of uproar.
|50 weeks 1 day ago||Don't forget the shitstorm||
Don't forget the shitstorm when Shawn Conway committed. Then when he was ineligible and our receiver depth dropped to nil, people start inquiring whether he can qualify from whatever hole in the wall JC he's at.
|50 weeks 1 day ago||Amen, brother. This is not||
Amen, brother. This is not Michigan fans' finest hour.
|50 weeks 1 day ago||Wouldn't the failure to pay||
Wouldn't the failure to pay the labor be evidence that it's unregulated?
|50 weeks 4 days ago||So two supposedly||
So two supposedly professional journalists are fighting over who would be the first to report something that everyone pretty much knew for two days.
|51 weeks 20 hours ago||Your analogy makes no sense.||
Your analogy makes no sense. By tryiing to be funny by smashing the camera, you're still intentionally destroying the camera. By trying to be funny by sliding over a car hood, you're not intentionally smashing the hood. If he had climbed on top of the car and stomped on the hood over and over, you'd have a much better argument.
|52 weeks 20 hours ago||I think it should be severely||
I think it should be severely limited. It shouldn't be a slight to not get a "legend' denomination. Instead, getting it should be considered a special honor. Harmon, Woodson, Howard. If it takes glory away from offensive linemen, they should be used to it.
|1 year 1 week ago||See West Virginia's away||
See West Virginia's away unis. It's the same thing you propose.
|1 year 1 week ago||Touche!||
Touche! But he beat MSU four times in a row.
|1 year 1 week ago||I like the Rose Bowl and all,||
I like the Rose Bowl and all, but it loses something when the Big 10 and/or Pac 10 champs aren't there, which has happened quite a bit in the last 10 years. Since 2002, the following non-Big Ten/Pac 10 champions have been in the game.
2002: Miami, Nebraska*
2009: Penn State
*These are BCS Championship games. Obviously more prestigious than a Rose Bowl without nat'l championship implications, but not adhering to the tradition, which is my point.
In other words, the only time the game has been between the champs of each conference was 2004 (Michigan/USC), and 2010 (Ohio State/Oregon). Not exactly adhering to the tradition.
Also, what's more prestigious: a championship game played in Ann Arbor or a trip to California?
|1 year 1 week ago||I should add that I agree||
I should add that I agree with those wondering why Henne isn't a nominee. Should be number three on the list. I guess being a four year quarterback who went to two Rose Bowls isn't enough. But it shows you how spoiled we were before the Rich Rod era.
|1 year 1 week ago||1. Mike Hart. I know everyone||
1. Mike Hart. I know everyone feels sympathy for the RR guys suffering through that debacle, but let's not diminish the good times because we've had some bad ones. Mike Hart is the Jim Harbaugh of the 2000s.
2. Jake Long.
3. Brandon Graham.
4. Mario Manningham.
|1 year 1 week ago||From Sam Webb||
From Sam Webb Twitter:
Joliet (IL) Catholic RB @TyIsaac has committed to #USC
|1 year 1 week ago||Good team to try to make as a||
Good team to try to make as a defensive back. Versatility might help him out, as he'd have to play special teams to make the team.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||The union has to help them.||
The union has to help them. It's the law and stuff.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||But when Michigan fans blame||
But when Michigan fans blame the refs after a loss, totally awesome and understandable?
|1 year 2 weeks ago||I don't get why people are||
I don't get why people are getting worked up. The reporter misused the word "arrest." Not the first time a reporter has written a story without understanding what exactly he was writing about, right Section 1?
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Yes, and in 2009, when the||
Yes, and in 2009, when the Tigers lost the one game playoff to the Twins, I'm sure they were kicking themselves about some game they lost in April as well. Was it important? Ultimately yes, but I'm doubting that Kentucky and Indiana will be concerned with tourney profiles anytime soon. I'm not sure teams worry about seeding as much as the fans do.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||The IU-UK game hasn't always||
The IU-UK game hasn't always been played in Bloomington. Before the Mike Davis/Sampson meltdown years, it was played in Indianapolis at the RCA Dome. So I'm not sure the big deal is for IU.
Besides, it's December college basketball. It means almost as much as a April Tigers game.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||1) I don't care what kids||
1) I don't care what kids major in. That's their business. No one complains when a rich kid majors in art history. So why should football players be required to major in business adminstration or engineering?
However, Mark Huyge is anecdotal evidence, just like "2 star recruits are great because of Pat White." It disproves nothing. Obviously, Huyge isn't the only guy, but statistically, many college athletes are in "safety majors" like general studies. We make fun of Urban Meyer's sign mocking Michigan's general studies majors as utter bollocks, but it's for the hypocrisy more than the untruthfulness of it. The question is whether the schools direct them in there or if they just aren't that into school and choose them because they view the sport as their job. I'm not sure you'd find a concrete answer as you'd probably find examples on both sides throughout college football.
2) I don't think there's even a debate that college athletes spend about 40 hours a week on their sports. It doesn't make you "Rosenberg" to say it. The practice limits are for mandatory practice time only. They spend at least that much time on extra conditioning, film study, etc. Might be called voluntary, but that doesn't mean they aren't all doing it. Point is, the guys are spending that kind of time away from their studies, which in turn makes the university (or at least the athletic program) millions of dollars a year (not to mention the billions of dollars it makes the NCAA.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||FACT: December 2007, Rich||
FACT: December 2007, Rich Rodriguez hired by Michigan.
FACT: Summer 2008, economy breaks down.
Coincidence? I THINK NOT!
|1 year 3 weeks ago||I heard Urban Meyer pulled||
I heard Urban Meyer pulled that offer just this morning.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||I love trying to parse||
I love trying to parse context or exact quotes paraphrased in a tweet. I hope the actual statement was that Brandon asked "the coach" (or "Coach") if he'd like to play Bama, and Schad assumed he meant Hoke instead of Rodriguez and reported it as such.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||I have to agree with the||
I have to agree with the others. Law school isn't the guarantee it used to be. Not only are the jobs available for new (and hell, even experienced) attorneys becoming less plentiful, but they are paying a lot less unless you get into the Big Law firms. (Put it this way: is it worth it to suffer through law school, only to graduate to a job that pays, say, $40k? Because that's the reality for a lot of grads, and those are just the ones that can find jobs.) It is possible to get hired by one of them from Wayne, etc., but it's much easier to get there from a place like Michigan.
Personally, I've advised those that have asked me to not go to law school if they have other options, unless it's their absolute dream that they don't mind taking much less than they might expect. Almost all of them have gone on to law school anyway. All but one has told me that they regret it. (The one moved to another state and I haven't kept tabs to know how she's doing.)
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Sounds about right, no?||
Sounds about right, no?
|1 year 5 weeks ago||You don't say... Anytime you||
You don't say...
Anytime you get a chance to flamebait someone named Flamebait, you have to do it.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||A little surprising. Usually||
A little surprising. Usually they flip flop whether they play division rivals at home earlier or later. They clearly played the Packers at home earlier than they played on the road. But it shows how far this franchise has come in three years. Now if they can just win the damn game.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||I don't know why anyone would||
I don't know why anyone would even follow recruits on Twitter,, let alone Facebook. Believe me, if they tweet anything interesting or relevant, someone like Ace or TVH will retweet it. Otherwise, you're looking in on a teenager's inside jokes with his friends.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Not sure "further||
Not sure "further encouragment" is possible. Right now, it's "millions of dollars to play basketball" v. "another year of studying while playing for free." If anything, it puts the onus of the "Is this player ready?" decision on the team, rather than the player, because the team has to invest guaranteed money. Right now, the player has all the risk and has to make the decision with almost none of the information (unless you're Anthony Davis, of course).
|1 year 7 weeks ago||What ^ said, plus Shaq, Vince||
What ^ said, plus Shaq, Vince Carter, etc. And those are just the ones that are publicized. If they don't return to school, that's on them.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||I hate this argument. Is it||
I hate this argument. Is it such a bad thing that Trey has confidence he'll succeed? He can always come back to school. I hope he stays, but no one should begrudge a kid for taking his shot.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||This is the most ridiculous||
This is the most ridiculous assertion ever posted on MGoBlog and that's saying a lot.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||I hope I'm wrong but the||
I hope I'm wrong but the comment from Burke's dad seems artfully worded. It's not "He hasn't decided." It's "He hasn't declared."
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Channel 3009 if you have||
Channel 3009 if you have UVerse.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||I figured Rita had already||
I figured Rita had already moved to Tuscon.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Let's not do the thing where||
Let's not do the thing where we blame the victim for being there.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||He's only been indicted, i.e.||
He's only been indicted, i.e. charged. I'd guess the charge will be lowered to some kind of misdemeanor or something. Then again, we're talking about Ohio so all bets are off.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||The only real downside of the||
The only real downside of the early commit is that they don't pan out because either they were early developers or perhaps they don't work as hard. As you mentioned, these kids are all highly rated but for Khalid Hill, who is destined to play a position (H-back) that likely doesn't exist at his high school. Not taking kids because they might decommit is foolish. That's like not asking women out on dates because you're afraid they might not marry you later.
I think some people's apprehension is based on the number of decommits under Rodriguez, even though much of that was in one year. Those seemed to be caused more by the southern kids taking a good offer and waiting to see if something better comes along closer to home. (Thinking Dequinta Jones and Pearlie Graves here. Hell, you could probably throw in Shavodrick Beaver as well, if you want to consider Tulsa to be "something better closer to home.")
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Happy St. Patrick's Day! And||
Happy St. Patrick's Day! And fergodsakes, if you see Carson Butler, GIVE HIM HIS IRON!