this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
|45 weeks 6 days ago||What are the specific metrics||
What are the specific metrics that prevent M from being in the top 15 or so? My guess is acceptance rate and endowment/spending per student. Has anyone here really dug into the USNWR formula?
|50 weeks 2 days ago||Scar is surely behind this.||
Scar is surely behind this.
|50 weeks 3 days ago||Transfer||
or grad school. Good luck.
|51 weeks 3 days ago||Progress||
Now you shit in a hole that's ABOVE the ground. We've really come a long way.
|51 weeks 3 days ago||(No subject)|
|51 weeks 5 days ago||People appreciate that they||
People appreciate that they are beating the most disliked teams.
|1 year 7 hours ago||Not a perfect match, but||
Not a perfect match, but there's also Hidden Valley Club apartments which are near the south state street commuter lot. It's about 2 miles from there to central campus. The 36 bus, which generally runs every 10-15 mins, picks up at that lot and goes directly to central campus. They definitely have 1BR, not sure about studios. Also, they aren't very fancy.
|1 year 1 week ago||Morons||
Okay, so you hold the popular and ethical high ground, own the fricking pulpit, and your best strategy is to sue? This is like pulling the goalie when you are ahead.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||http://m.mlb.com/shared/video|
|1 year 10 weeks ago||He's also the teammate of||
He's also the teammate of future 4 or 5* Brian "Tugs" Bowen, a 6-7 wing in the c/o 2017. Bowen is a cousin of Jason Richardson, so he's also a presumed MSU lean, unfortunately.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Tyrone Wheatley||
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Acceptance rates seem to have||
Acceptance rates seem to have limited meaning re: desirability until you reach the elite schools. Last year, Central Michigan's acceptance rate was actually 6 percentage points lower than MSU's.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||I'm out||
|1 year 12 weeks ago||BiSB||
You are the Patrick Vint of Mgoblog.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||You've brought him up a||
You've brought him up a number of times. Were there indications that he was ever a realistic option for Michigan? Or that he'll attend college in the U.S. at all? I don't follow bball recruiting too closely.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||If my name was Sviatoslav||
If my name was Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, I'd opt to go by something like "reanimator" too...
|1 year 14 weeks ago||I use the internet solely for||
I use the internet solely for MGoBlog, so I get ads about canine anal glands and scatterplots.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||If I'm not mistaken, UM under||
If I'm not mistaken, UM under Beilein has has as many early entrants to the NBA as Izzo has had in roughly 20 years at MSU. Izzo has made himself a legend by turning 3-stars and 5-stars into 4-stars.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Scouting Report||
Gets downhill in a hurry. Displays mean streak. Lacks balance.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||On "closing the gap"||
This paragraph is the best:
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Valentine/Payne/Costello||
Valentine/Payne/Costello corral a soul-crushing proportion of the games's available rebounds, giving MSU the extra possessions it needs to win.
MSU 78, UM 69
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Chuck Norris roundhoused||
Chuck Norris roundhoused Canada and caused the polar vortex.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Every time I see it I can't||
Every time I see it I can't help but think of the song "Coco Jamboo" from the 90s.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||In the nearly 20 years Izzo||
In the nearly 20 years Izzo has been at MSU, he's had, I think, only 4 "true" early entrants: Richardson, Randolph, Taylor, and Brown. Beilein's had that many in the last four years.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Nnanna Nnanna Egwu||
Nnanna Nnanna Egwu
|1 year 26 weeks ago||But we're undefeated since||
But we're undefeated since Nussed God was hired.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||I should have clarified.||
I should have clarified. That's just the "minimum" qualification. Obviously you get the best candidate you can. The two elephants on campus are medicine and athletics. I'm curious if the new prez -- especially since he was at Berkeley -- favors putting a little financial distance between the medical enterprise and the rest of the U.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||I think the general rule||
I think the general rule is:
so, this doesn't seem out of line.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||I took a class with the Dude||
I took a class with the Dude last semester. He asked us to research and suggest some names for the next prez, and he said he'd pass along the good ones. Interested to see who came out on top.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Mercy. Creighton is 20 for 32||
Mercy. Creighton is 20 for 32 from deep against Nova. Up by 35. OK, back to cheering against OSU.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Michigan arrogance||
They could never make fun of us as well as we make fun of us.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Fumble recovery luck||
Maybe it is because Devin Gardner has a 5 yard head start on the "Center randomly moonshots the ball 20 yards toward his own endzone" play Michigan ran a few times this year.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||no! no! they aren't!||
no! no! they aren't!
|1 year 30 weeks ago||He's been angry since the day||
He's been angry since the day he learned that it's physically impossible for monkeys to fly out of asses.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Luckily for him, he was in||
Luckily for him, he was in the same grade as Jeff Penis.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||I thought Darboh was||
I thought Darboh was Freetown's Finest?
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Mary's halftime speech Tackle||
Mary's halftime speech
Tackle for loss drinking game
Greaaaatest michiguh sooooooo prowwouwwd pthphthphhh
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Diversion||
That's a true friend of the program. Nice of you to jump on the grenade, MSC.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||I'd consider taking out of||
I'd consider taking out of the OP your opinions/assumptions/rationale (about which I agree with you) in order to decrease sampling bias. Neat idea, though.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||No, that was Antione||
No, that was Antione Merriweather.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||This reeks of a familiar||
This reeks of a familiar strawman made by other teams' fans. Who is seriously still unaware that UM has underperformed lately? Did you know that M has only won one MNC in the last 50 years? AMAZING. I am really bummed about this "reality check," as it totally tempers my "Why Fitz Will Win the Heisman" diary.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||This seems...familiar.||
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Yes. For some reason it makes||
Yes. For some reason it makes me doubt his ability to execute under pressure.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||Go back and watch the Green||
Go back and watch the Green carry again
|1 year 49 weeks ago||Kind of. I meant connect the||
Kind of. I meant connect the Oakbrook that exists west of Main to the one that exists east of State.
EDIT: But yes, since Oakbrook does cross Main, you are absolutely correct.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||I'd bet the stadium ends up||
I'd bet the stadium ends up on the Edwards Brothers Malloy property. EBM will be out of the building within a year, and they probably have a agreement in place to sell it to the university for a pretty nice price. After both parties conduct the requisite "It's-not-a-done-deal-we-swear-it" dog and pony show, of course.
There's also some talk about connecting Oakbrook to Main, which would give the university a bit more flexibility in terms of facility design and access road locations for whatever they end up building on that end of the athletic campus.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||Whoa, Thomas GordAn! For||
Whoa, Thomas GordAn! For what game did that happen?
|2 years 5 days ago||Does this imply Joey B has||
Does this imply Joey B has one of the guard spots locked down?
|2 years 6 weeks ago||He's a piece of schist.||
He's a piece of schist.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||Rutgers||
Whoa, I had no idea that, on July 1st, Rutgers will absorb most of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (Rutgers adds a med school, dental school, school of public health, and more). Wikipedia says UMDNJ is 71st in research expenditures, so this is like Rutgers absorbing Michigan State or Iowa or something. Could put them top 25 nationally in total research expenditures.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||No, he gets that from being a||
No, he gets that from being a part-time middle school football coach and full-time fatass.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||Not enough roster spots.||
Not enough roster spots. Taking both would be too shady.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||Ok, maybe it's just a||
Ok, maybe it's just a semantics thing. I meant canned in its definitional sense of "prepared in advance" not in some inauthentic, half-assed kind of way.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||Right, that seems to be the||
Right, that seems to be the conventional wisdom. It's just been my experience that it doesn't really correlate, and my sample size is fairly significant. I admit that I'm in the minority (and in a particular field), so if you're trying to land a job, it's probably best to play the odds and stick to the traditional script. Especially in situations like yours which requires the splitting of split hairs to find the "best" candidate. Also, age may have something to do with my non-traditional stance (I'm early 30s). If I was Herm's age, I probably see phone use as a blatant disrespect to nonagenarians everywhere.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||I believe the last one still||
I believe the last one still matters. It's a formulaic response to a formulaic interview process (i.e behaviorial/STAR), so showing up unprepared for these questions is like showing up in a t-shirt. It's ritualistic, and if you don't do it, you get bounced.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||Agreed, most people can't do||
Agreed, most people can't do it, and we don't really prioritize/value it. But if I'm choosing from a few candidates, I'm taking the most productive one, phone-checker or not. And besides, everyone checks their phone on the job, so faking like you won't during a one hour interview isn't that impressive.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||I don’t doubt that on the||
I don’t doubt that on the whole, hiring managers choose the candidates who dress up, stay off their phones, and have canned answers ready to go. So if you want a job, you do those things. If you work in a field where your craft is gab – and there are several – it probably matters that a candidate can quickly whip up some tale about leading a team through some perilous journey in Uganda or something. (And make sure you throw in somewhere that you delivered the team ahead of schedule, as this is a critical piece of nonsense.)
But in my experience in the transportation sector, we have been just as successful hiring quirky types and candidates who are willing to say “I don’t know” in an interview. The correlation between good interview and good worker has been nearly non-existent for us, so lately we’ve just been over-hiring and then booting the people we don’t like over the ensuing weeks and months. Anyway, we wouldn’t much care if candidates/employees were on their phones. If they can do that and still be listening/productive, then good for them. That’s multitasking, I guess.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||Oh, don't get me wrong, I'm||
Oh, don't get me wrong, I'm firmly in the "bring it on" camp. It's just that I think many people were willing to take an unbalanced tradeoff (presuming the divisions are actually unbalanced) to get OSU and M, and to a lesser extent MSU, in the same division. Will people be willing to accept further lopsidedness in the future when there's no proportionate benefit to Michigan?
|2 years 14 weeks ago||Lopsided Future?||
What happens if, as expected, the B1G expands toward the mid-atlantic? The natural response would be to put Indiana in the West, right? Depending on who is added, the East could become even more top heavy.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||Good to see Norfleet hasn't||
Good to see Norfleet hasn't lost his Trogdor arm.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||what is his profession?||
AHOO AHOO AHOO
|2 years 17 weeks ago||Butterfield||
What will you do with all your bracket pool winnings?
|2 years 18 weeks ago||The Wooden Award might be||
The Wooden Award might be riding on Trey's performance today. Should be a fun game.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||If you don't love it, leave||
If you don't love it, leave it! U of M, #1!
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Too many teachers get into||
Too many teachers get into the profession for moral reasons, and as such, they are wiling to accept far less to work. This grossly distorts teachers' market value. The good news is, the push to "run schools like a business" should help to get rid of some of the bleeding hearts, as many still strongly believe that cut-throat competition doesn't really belong in K-12 education. The incoming crop of business-like teachers will certainly bring something different to the table, but they will also likely demand higher wages for the job they do. Anyway, it'll be interesting to watch it all play out.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||It would be crazy, if it were||
It would be crazy, if it were true. CMU's AD makes, at most, $220k a year (his base salary is $164k). Not insignificant, but certainly not an outrageous salary for a $24 million dollar/year operation.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||This is why people root for||
This is why people root for mid-majors.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||I saw LTT this morning. The||
I saw LTT this morning. The weight loss is legit.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||I want to know how many of||
I want to know how many of those bunnies Morgan hit.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||My sense is that McGary will||
My sense is that McGary will probably be a turnover/foul/airball machine if he roams too far from the basket. Also, without Stauskas on the floor, it's going to be brick city from three. But yeah, Robinson just seems lost out there at PF. Beilein needs to try something, I guess. Maybe it's time for "Burke and Hardaway shoot, everyone else just rebound" and hope for the best.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Michigan doesn't have a||
Michigan doesn't have a skilled big. Sadly, we're relying on players that no one else wanted (Horford, Morgan) or a true freshman. Michigan is generally doomed once the ball goes into Zeller, Payne, Berggren etc; They can either help out and leave Hulls, Harris or Brust open for three, or sit back and watch those big dudes repeatedly make bunnies. Needless to say, when M throws the ball in to Morgan, Horford or McGary, Stauskas won't be left open for the kick out.
Obviously, there are other problems, but this one seems like the most glaring.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||If Mattison can get extended,||
If Mattison can get extended, why can't we?
|2 years 20 weeks ago||Well, as long as we're being||
Well, as long as we're being scientific, I don't think we can assume these two events are independent.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||Hoke uber alles||
Hoke uber alles
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Leverage||
These things are always political, and it's a good play by the military. 1) They get people to "feel" the budget cuts and hate it, and 2) It's a nice response to the "flyovers are a blatant waste of taxpayer money" crowd. Cutting any other 90 seconds of flight time, or simply doing fewer flyovers, would be seriously underplaying their political hand.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Jackie Shipp, OU's former||
Jackie Shipp, OU's former defensive line coach who had been there since Stoops arrived in 1999, was paid 270k last year. Montgomery made 212k. Hopefully Brandon just writes him a check for the difference and sends him back out on the recruiting trail.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Oh. So that's what an oxford||
Oh. So that's what an oxford comma is.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||I was standing next to him at||
I was standing next to him at the AATA stop the other day. He waits for the bus in the same way he waits for the opening kickoff. Dude's a one-man dance party.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Catonio?||
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Only MSU can start the 14th,||
Only MSU can start the 14th, 16th, 17th, 45th, and 74th best players in their respective classes and still feel like they've been shortchanged. Their team is stacked. And barring a crazy tournament run, they'll be stacked again next year, too. But having zero commits for '13 and 14, and the thought that Harris, Dawson, Payne and Appling might all be gone after next season, has got to be giving Spartan fans some pause.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||I'd like to see them||
I'd like to see them implement a 10 game conference schedule and add an FCS/cupcake exhibition game. Both teams get a nice payday, players get eased into the season, redshirt-bound freshman/depth players get to play, and conference games are maximized. If conferences keep expanding, they'll have to do something, and this is probably more feasible than lengthening the regular season or forgoing revenue.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||HTC incredible. It's kinda||
HTC incredible. It's kinda old. And so am I.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Mine crashes if I try to||
Mine crashes if I try to select a post. Design is sharp, though.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Chris Floyd. Here's the Daily||
Chris Floyd. Here's the Daily piece I suspect you were talking about.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||because Nebraska and Iowa||
because the Nebraskans and Iowans used up all the white?
|2 years 25 weeks ago||He might carve out a role as||
He might carve out a role as a trebuchet
|2 years 25 weeks ago||I understand them getting a||
I understand them getting a small bump (or holding steady) from a good showing on the road. What I don't understand is why they seemingly aren't dinged for their close wins. As I see it, MSU has 3 quality wins (KU, OSU, Wisc). But their resume is 8 points away from being total garbage. That just seems unusual for a top-5 team, especially one with 4 losses.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Fran McCaffery. For a||
Fran McCaffery. For a lower-rung job in a brutal conference, he's acquitting himself well. Not exactly young, though.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Either would be a great pick||
Either would be a great pick up for Coach Bielien.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Right now, I'd rather watch||
Right now, I'd rather watch these two skate than the men's hockey team. 100% serious.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||2014-2015 (excluding Hatch)||
PG: Derrick Walton, So. / Spike Albrecht, So.
SG: Nik Stauskas, Jr. / Caris Levert, So.
WG: Zak Irvin, So. / Nik Stauskas, Jr.
PF: Max Bielfeldt, RS Jr. / Mark Donnal, So. / Zak Irvin, So.
C: Mitch McGary, Jr. / Jon Horford, RS. Sr.
With McGary and Morgan potentially splitting time next year, there's a fair chance we see a 3rd year out of McGary. Then if you consider the Freshman-Sophomore "jump" for Walton and Irvin, and the potential to add about 3 impact freshman (e.g. Devin Booker), I think you've got a contending squad.
I have to admit, if M loses all three to the draft, I think '13-'14 ends up a bubble year.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||247||
These damn upstarts should cease publishing stuff of unverified voracity. It's giving reputable child-stalking outlets a bad name!
|2 years 27 weeks ago||non-burke ball handling is||
non-burke ball handling is still a concern, and M's big dudes can't jump. Other than that, there aren't many weaknesses in this team. I think Minnesota ends up the 3rd best team in the B1G. Quality road win tonight.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||It's accurate. According to||
It's accurate. According to the US Census Bureau, 46.2 million people in the US live in poverty.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||The MSU bball team is at a||
The MSU bball team is at a crossroad. If Izzo manages to land some viable depth in his 2013 recruiting class, and if everyone with eligibility returns, they might be the best team in the B1G in 2013. But if neither happens, they might not even make the dance.
|2 years 31 weeks ago||Punting average wasn't my||
Punting average wasn't my point-- Magnus brought that up. My point is that unless Wile is markedly better than Allen, M is probably better off diversifying a bit. Maybe the staff is comfortable with Wile doing kickoffs, punting and field goals in 2014, but based on how they've used the guys so far, I doubt it.
|2 years 31 weeks ago||He's the same guy that||
He's the same guy that averaged 31.9 yards per punt this year. We'll need Wile for kickoffs and long field goals, and unless there is a massive chasm between Wile and Allen, I doubt the staff will want to throw him out there at punter too.
|2 years 31 weeks ago||Kenny Allen||
Ace, from 16 months ago:
If Will does get the boot (ha!), I think we'll see Allen at punter in 2013 and M taking a scholarship guy in the 2014 class.
|2 years 31 weeks ago||Debbie Downer||
Any chance M gets leapfrogged by Florida if they beat Arizona tonight?
|2 years 33 weeks ago||My guess||
Either Louisville, Cincinnati, or Michigan State
|2 years 33 weeks ago||He committed to Magnus's mom,||
He committed to Magnus's mom, I think.
|2 years 33 weeks ago||Clearly the dog is a||
Clearly the dog is the "pull-myself-up-by-my-bootstraps" type
|2 years 33 weeks ago||Yeah, he angled hard for that||
Yeah, he angled hard for that job when Jones got it. If they paid him Jones-type money he's looking at a million dollar/year raise. He might hold out for something better, but I don't think his stock can get much higher (in his current position) than it already is.
|2 years 35 weeks ago||It's all about DENARD.||
It's all about DENARD.
|2 years 35 weeks ago||I literally died reading||
I literally died reading this. Nice work everyone.
|2 years 35 weeks ago||Her name Peggy.||
Her name Peggy.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||I saw Denard today. Someone||
I saw Denard today. Someone asked how his arm was, and he said "it's doing good," but when that person stuck out his hand, Denard couldn't shake it without doing a wincing, dead fish thing. Hopefully he's able to take the field again, but my optimism took a serious hit today.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Way to go, now the whole damn||
Way to go, now the whole damn thread is in air quotes.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||I understand why Brandon||
I understand why Brandon wants to renegotiate, and from Michigan's standpoint, he has to try. But he's tried to reason, and UCONN said "no". He tried to bribe, UCONN said "no". Now he's using the media to ramp up pressure, and UCONN is still saying "no". What's next? Astroturfing dissent in Storrs? The guy's a shark, and I'm glad he's on our side, but he's in the no man's land between competent and shameless right now. Michigan's stupid for agreeing to it, and UCONN is probably stupid for not renegotiating. Call it a tie and play the game.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||The Replacements||
Spike Albrecht will have more successful attempts and fewer turnovers tonight than Russell Bellomy has in his current Michigan career.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||Remember when we went to the||
Remember when we went to the moon? That was cool.
Yeah, It's weird.
|2 years 40 weeks ago||Who gives a shit? I could||
Who gives a shit? I could care less what you think.
|2 years 40 weeks ago||Considering his strong year||
Considering his strong year at Tennessee and MSU's receiving corps, I'm surprised DeAnthony hasn't made a move up the chart. He doesn't even get the courtesy "OR" designation. Yikes.
|2 years 41 weeks ago||The shoes are a ploy to||
The shoes are a ploy to divert your attention from the stupid-looking warp speed effect on the side of the shorts.
|2 years 41 weeks ago||34-17 Good Guys||
34-17 Good Guys
|2 years 41 weeks ago||Looks like those stats are||
Looks like those stats are from just two games.
Edit: And they might actually be team statistics, not Green's.
|2 years 41 weeks ago||Because B1G season is MANBALL||
Because B1G season is MANBALL SEASON, not LONG-HAIRED GIRLY SEASON.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||Borges probably wants to||
Borges probably wants to murder Indiana's offensive coordinator.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||OP is a sparty. I'm sure||
OP is a sparty. I'm sure that's partially why he posted it. And also why stopped listing BIG members at MSU.
FWIW, Indiana (#134) and Iowa (#169) also make the list.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||A headless Bell is still||
A headless Bell is still their best option.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||Ha! I googled "shotput face,"||
Ha! I googled "shotput face," clicked on the first link and found this:
ON-TOPIC BONUS: Check out #38.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||To loosely quote Brady Hoke:||
To loosely quote Brady Hoke: "The expectation is for the position"
|2 years 44 weeks ago||(No subject)|
|2 years 45 weeks ago||Catchy||
|2 years 46 weeks ago||I know several families with||
I know several families with that name, and some pronounce it QUIET-COW-SKI and others pronounce it KA-KUSKI. I was wondering which of the two Mike used, and it turns out the answer was behind door number three.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||If MSU is "clean(ing) our||
If MSU is "clean(ing) our asses," I think M has regained its rightful place in the in-state hierarchy.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||Telling an MSU fan that M is||
Telling an MSU fan that M is superior academically is simply stating a fact, and people who speak the truth should never be demeaned for doing so. This statement didn't become "more true" since finishing my undergrad at CMU and attending grad school at M, it just remains fact. BTW, MSU has a boatload of non-affilliated fans, so if this Walverine thing isn't dead from sheer juvenility, it should die because the argument doesn't make any sense.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||At which point you'll really||
At which point you'll really hate them.
|2 years 48 weeks ago||now that you mention it||
I think Rational Buckeye is hiding something, too.
|2 years 49 weeks ago||Hokeism||
My guess is BWC has "done some things"
|3 years 4 weeks ago||who da fuck is dat!||
who da fuck is dat!
|3 years 4 weeks ago||1) shit ima be askin him 4||
1) shit ima be askin him 4 sum change
2) shit i couldnt tell u cuz i dont know
3) come on now! what type of question is dat?
4) i would have 2 say bof
5) im fuckin wit a rock or a pit
6) My mom CARLA
7) i would have 2 go with.............. water
|3 years 4 weeks ago||MSU's 2013 recruiting is||
MSU's 2013 recruiting is becoming something to watch. They have, I think, 5 scholarships left, and they need basically all of them to be offensive or defensive linemen. Outside of Riley Norman, I'm not sure who of note they can get. Dantonio is going to need some beneficial attrition and/or scouting miracles to compete in the trenches in a few years' time. I'm sure SPARTAN NATION believes he can pull it off, but it sure as shit would give me pause.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||Cheeseheads||
The frozen fromunda of Lambeau Field
|3 years 6 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|3 years 7 weeks ago||Some Thoughts||
I took the revised version about 6 months ago. Honestly, there's not much you can do about the vocabulary, although memorizing high-frequency words will help some. Also, focusing on the subtle differences in synonyms (e.g. obscure/recondite) and common words that have multiple meanings (e.g. appropriate, intimate) will help as well.
The math portion should largely be review. Many questions are designed to waste your time in calculation, so always be on the lookout for shortcuts that should help limit/eliminate massive number crunching (e.g. division by zero, absolute value quantities equating to negative numbers, etc.)
The writing portion is a crapshoot. Based on my score on this portion, I believe I am only qualified to give advice on what NOT to do.
The bottom line is that a couple weeks of serious effort should get you a score above the insta-cut line at most every school, and for grad school, that's really all you need. If you are planning to memorize thousands of words, I think your time is better spent making a compelling and focused SOP.
|3 years 7 weeks ago||I'm working on it||
Only 14,318 more to go!
|3 years 9 weeks ago||No!||
ten thousand spoons = ironic
two thousand spoons = not ironic
Learn the difference, people!
|3 years 9 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|3 years 11 weeks ago||This is a good idea, as I||
This is a good idea, as I don't believe networking has ever been more important.* If the anonymity issues are resolved I'd certainly participate. Also, any suggestions where a poor incoming grad student who will have all classes on the southern end of central campus might live?
*In response to the "every major's terrible" thread, I'd recommend anyone entering college major in "meeting influential people and getting them to like you."
|3 years 12 weeks ago||Smart of them to buy||
Smart of them to buy multipurpose coolers
|3 years 12 weeks ago||<iframe width="560"||
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|3 years 15 weeks ago||You can polish a turd||
but not in the way that you think.
|3 years 15 weeks ago||Digital ribbons always feel a||
Digital ribbons always feel a bit too "NFL" to me (MAKE SOME NOISEEEE!!!!), but the scoreboard looks nice.
|3 years 16 weeks ago||Once they turn 18, let them||
Once they turn 18, let them go pro whenever they want and in any sport. Let's end the charade.
|3 years 16 weeks ago||Just what we need||
|3 years 16 weeks ago||Wide Range of Players||
I assume you are talking about the SG position? Jabari Parker is 6-7 or 6-8 (and possibly still growing) and bouncy. He's a 3 or a small 4. IME, the four guys you list could potentially all be on the floor at the same time.
|3 years 16 weeks ago||Couches safe in East Lansing||
Couches safe in East Lansing
|3 years 16 weeks ago||after watching Obi Ezeh wait||
after watching Obi Ezeh wait and wait and wait and then zoom in the wrong direction you mumble to yourself "minus 3."
|3 years 17 weeks ago||His meat and his heat,||
His meat and his heat, respectively
|3 years 17 weeks ago||It needs a maize and blue||
It needs a maize and blue custom paint job.
|3 years 17 weeks ago||Compensation numbers of||
Compensation numbers of debatable accuracy:
It was going to cost Illinois a ton to get either coach (it's rumored that Illinois offered at least 2M/year to both Smart and Stevens, and neither was enough). The little schools are already paying life-altering amounts of cash, and this is testing the major programs' long-running ability to buy whomever they want.
|3 years 17 weeks ago||Timing||
Trey would have to sit a year because of transfer rules, so he doesn't solve the immediate need for another guard.
|3 years 17 weeks ago||Serious question: Is it||
Serious question: Is it actually a Michigan jersey?
|3 years 17 weeks ago||Does Chuck have the moves||
Does Chuck have the moves like Jagger?
|3 years 17 weeks ago||Aaron Craft||
|3 years 18 weeks ago||Ahhh, thanks. I was||
Ahhh, thanks. I was wondering what he was doing.
|3 years 18 weeks ago||I'm amazed that there seems||
I'm amazed that there seems to be a number of good, realistic options for every position. Past classes always seemed to have a position or two whose emptiness we rationalized with insane expectations of walk-ons or improbable position switches. It's early, but there isn't an obvious AHHHH TREY BURKE TO NBA CAN JORDAN MORGAN PLAY POINT GUARD scenario brewing in this class*.
|3 years 18 weeks ago||That's a shame considering||
That's a shame considering Hatch is reportedly a very good friend of Russell Byrd.
|3 years 18 weeks ago||I blame this on AC1997's||
I blame this on AC1997's Off-season Outlook
|3 years 18 weeks ago||133% funded plz||
133% funded plz
|3 years 18 weeks ago||Someone please hit it home||
Someone please hit it home with 10k
|3 years 18 weeks ago||Welp, see you again in 2015.||
Welp, see you again in 2015.
|3 years 18 weeks ago||8+2+3 =13||
|3 years 18 weeks ago||Only one||
Beilein has already mentioned that McLimans won't be getting a fifth year.
|3 years 18 weeks ago||I thought this was going to||
I thought this was going to be about Danny O'Brien; It turns out it both was and wasn't, and that another O'Brien was thrown in for good measure.
|3 years 18 weeks ago||Poggi is committing today,||
Poggi is committing today, per TPR
|3 years 18 weeks ago||To a pure businessman, not||
To a pure businessman, not maximizing profits is the only unforgivable sin.
|3 years 19 weeks ago||DeLacouture will visit||
DeLacouture will visit for Texas Christian Spring Game
|3 years 19 weeks ago||Dennis has a Trogdor arm||
Dennis has a Trogdor arm
|3 years 19 weeks ago||When this database is caught up||
KenPom will wish he was you
|3 years 19 weeks ago||It's a Polish thing, you||
It's a Polish thing, you wouldn't understand.
|3 years 19 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|3 years 19 weeks ago||(No subject)|
|3 years 19 weeks ago||How does your||
How does your spreadsheet/database categorize multiple transfers (e.g. FBS->Juco->FBS)? These are probably somewhat common for the "academic rehab" sorts.
|3 years 19 weeks ago||MGoBlog Depth Chart question||
I'm sure I'll feel dumb for asking this, but under the "Position" column, what does the portion in parentheses mean (e.g. QB 3 + 0 or RB 7 - 1)?
|3 years 20 weeks ago||Lose the girl||
and bring back the pic of you chillin' in THE PARTY ROOM
|3 years 20 weeks ago||Ah, yes. Home of the Cam||
Ah, yes. Home of the Cam Burrows Surprise.
|3 years 20 weeks ago||The whole afternoon? He's got||
The whole afternoon? He's got THAT going for him too?
|3 years 20 weeks ago||Don't know California well,||
Don't know California well, but according to the Googs, Upland borders Rancho Cucamonga, the home of CB target Chris Hawkins. Further Google stalking indicates Mathis and Hawkins play in the same conference and have participated in some camps and junior days together. What does it all mean? Nothing, probably.
|3 years 20 weeks ago||This is good for bubble||
This is good for bubble teams, no?
|3 years 20 weeks ago||RECENT POSITIVES FOR MSU||
RECENT POSITIVES FOR MSU RECRUITING
1. Success over Michigan (and in general)
RECENT NEGATIVES FOR MSU RECRUITING
1. Michigan's switch to a pro-style offense
2. The ousting of the Tressel regime
3. Michigan's on-field success (and improved sexiness in bball)
4. No RichRod*
Even the Spartisans can see this. They've put all their chips in the "Dantonio is a superior coach and talent evaluator" kitty. Good luck with that.
*Love him or not, a lot of people didn't like and/or trust the guy.
|3 years 20 weeks ago||Serious question: Does he||
Serious question: Does he have any basketball skills?
|3 years 20 weeks ago||Yes, eliminate tv market||
Yes, eliminate tv market redundancy. Kick out Michigan State.
|3 years 20 weeks ago||Putting the BTN in populous,||
Putting the BTN in populous, far-flung places is the chief priority. Pitt would be a lock if the school uprooted and moved to New York City.
|3 years 20 weeks ago||Izzo: Now THAT, ladies and||
Izzo: Now THAT, ladies and gentlemen, is how you back into a trophy!
|3 years 20 weeks ago||From the Freep||
|3 years 20 weeks ago||Looks like John Shurna's acne||
Looks like John Shurna's acne is clearing up nicely.
|3 years 21 weeks ago||196||
|3 years 21 weeks ago||Dylan at UMHoops ran the||
Dylan at UMHoops ran the actual kenpom numbers (as of Feb. 28th)
So a win tonight puts M's title chances at 27.3%. MSU is still a pretty strong favorite in East Lansing.
|3 years 21 weeks ago||This is a good move for all||
This is a good move for all parties. Temple always felt they were too cool to be in the MAC -- even though they weren't especially good at football -- and the Big East needed to add somebody. Finding a BCS-level football program was going to be a tough sell for the Big East, so they did the next best thing by adding a good basketball school from their core geographic footprint. The MAC won't miss them, and Temple gets in where they feel they rightfully belong.
|3 years 21 weeks ago||One post in 3.5 years. Wow.||
One post in 3.5 years. Wow.
|3 years 21 weeks ago||I spent over 120 seconds||
I spent over 120 seconds putting this together, so I'm certain I've made no mistakes. The only explanation is that DGB was swapped with Burbridge when the team was routed through the monkey bread.
|3 years 21 weeks ago||4.25||
4.25 and all-MGoBlog First Team:
QB: Gunner Kiel
RB: Brionte Dunn
RB: Dee Hart
WR: Stefon Diggs
WR: Aaron Burbridge
TE: Ron Thompson
OT: Jordan Diamond
OT: Jake Fisher
OG: Anthony Zettel
OG: Josh Garnett
C: Alex Kozan
DT: Aziz Shittu
DT: Danny O'Brien
DE: Jadeveon Clowney
DE: Se'Von Pittman
LB: Kellen Jones
LB: Kris Frost
LB: Trey DePriest
CB: Yuri Wright
CB: Armani Reeves
FS: Demar Dorsey
SS: HaSean Clinton-Dix
|3 years 21 weeks ago||We all were swimmers||
We all were swimmers once.
|3 years 21 weeks ago||Crab cakes and football.||
Crab cakes and football. That's what Vanderdoes.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||It is important to remember||
It is important to remember that the youth football development system in his hometown is terrible and that his coaches are working with players that come from families with bigger concerns than football. I was on the Manual football coaching staff, and I know his coaches. They understand and can teach the game. But I agree with Magnus, though, LTT isn't yet ready to be a M-level starter. This is mostly for reasons beyond his control. Kids from his neighborhood have been told "they can't" for their entire lives. Some lose hope, and others respond with a giant "fuck you, hater."
|3 years 22 weeks ago||It's going to be difficult to||
It's going to be difficult to quantify individual Mgoblog "activity". If you are looking to gather posting frequency data, you could have users:
1. Head to their my MGoPoints activity page
2. Sort data by "operation"
3. Total up (or, more likely, estimate/calculate via beginning and ending page numbers) all the posts categorized as "insert"*
5. Crash Server/Profit
As for quantifying other types of activity, yeah, no clue. Perhaps Brain could help you.
*My oldest MGoInsert date is 05/28/2010, so I'm guessing somewhere around there might need tol be "day zero" for your calculations.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||read more good||
read more good
|3 years 22 weeks ago||continuous variable?||