Clemson baptizes guys at practice. Is that a countable hour?
|1 day 6 hours ago||Finally, some good news||
Finally, some good news around here.
|6 days 18 hours ago||I got Cheetos and luggage.||
I got Cheetos and luggage. I'm not sure what to make of that.
I guess I have been frequenting suitcasesfullofjunkfood.com lately.
|6 days 18 hours ago||And it was glorious.||
And it was glorious.
|6 days 18 hours ago||In Mr. Kass's defense, he||
In Mr. Kass's defense, he didn't seem to have a "meltdown," necessarily; he seemed pretty calm and good humored about the whole thing. All the same, "Not Safe for Work or Home" was still probably the greatest thread I had the good fortune of posting in. As I recall, I was late to a work event because I was following it. Definitely local legend for good reason.
|1 week 4 hours ago||I think the guys he's||
I think the guys he's referring to not panning out are the young offensive linemen, not basketball players. Don't think M has suffered a rash of o-linemen jumping to the pros early.
Though, if I just missed it, that would explain a lot about the line's depth.
|1 week 5 days ago||Here's the incident report:||
Here's the incident report: LINK
|2 weeks 6 hours ago||What do people think about||
What do people think about the Lions taking a safety, either Clinton-Dix or Pryor?
I think using the 10th pick on a CB is a big reach, especially considering all the youth the team already has and the time it takes a CB to adjust to the NFL (e.g., see Milliner's, who a lot of people wanted Detroit to take in the first last draft, rookie season). They picked up Ihedigbo from the Ravens, but I believe he and Quin are both more strong safety than free safety. It seems like a free safety type would be a good move to further shore up that pourous defensive backfield.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||"Knowing how things usually||
"Knowing how things usually go for us..."
Who was a grad transfer from UM that turned into a mid-round pick?
Cox was a last round flyer who had crazy roster circumstances get him one start for the Giants. There was the rash of post-Carr transfers (e.g., Clemons, Boren, Mallet) who had varying degrees of college and pro success, but I'm not sure you can call them typical. Mundy, as someone above points out, I guess.
This sounds more like baseless self-pity than reality.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Sounds suspiciously like||
Sounds suspiciously like Dymonte Thomas, moving from HS LB to college safety. Do you have similar concerns about him, longterm?
(And I don't mean this to be a panicky, post-Spring Game reaction. I think Thomas not seeing significant playing time thus far isn't a huge indicator of his potential, given his switch from his HS position.)
|3 weeks 6 hours ago||It seems like every other||
It seems like every other team refers to themselves as the "Dawgs" lately. Hell, even the Michigan State Spartans have started referring to themselves as "Dawgs" for some reason. At least UW are the Huskies, and therefore a type of dog.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Good for him, and good luck||
Good for him, and good luck to him.
Does this mean the board's McDowell updates will only come monthly now?
|5 weeks 6 days ago||I think you're really||
I think you're really overestimating the ability for any rookie CB to step in and be a shut-down defender. Petersen is really a big outlier. Everyone was complaining last draft that the Lions didn't draft Milliner, who went on to get benched by the Jets. DBs really take time to develop in the NFL; if you need an instant starter, drafting isn't the way to go.
Lions have a crop of young CBs that they need to either develop or cut loose. But throwing a 1st round pick at more young CBs that will need to also develop isn't going to solve anything.
I was OK with picking up a safety with the 1st, before they signed Ihedigbo (which I don't think has actually happened just yet). I still wouldn't be that disappointed if they went safety in the 1st, but there might be a more instant impact position need now with a new starter on board.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||"...improvement at OL should||
"...improvement at OL should always be on the board as an option."
That's not a bad philosophy, but spending your first round pick on depth at a position of strength seems like a really big missed opportunity to improve the team where they may actually need it.
Drafting more OL in the 3rd, sure. In the first? That's just a waste of an opportunity to get skilled players where you actually need them.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||What's the feeling on Sills||
What's the feeling on Sills as a player? It seems like there was the splash when he committed to USC all those years ago, but has he actually developed into a good QB? Somehow I'm guessing 8th grade performance might not be the best indicator of college ability.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Borges was the QB coach; he||
Borges was the QB coach; he and Nussmeier hold the exact same duties.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||2 pt conversions||
Does it really matter that PATs are automatic? I always thought part of the playcalling strategy was knowing when to take the (near) automatic kick v. when to gamble on going for 2.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||I remember reading an article||
I remember reading an article out of Texas a couple of years ago during Craig James's ill-fated Senate run. It said, almost exactly, "James has a recognition problem, most voters don't know who he is. And the ones that do don't seem to like him."
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Is that "Chinese Freestyle"||
Is that "Chinese Freestyle" from CKY?
That takes me back to my college years, just pass me a 40 of King Cobra.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||I thought the exact same||
I thought the exact same thing. For a minute there, I assumed that I was just reading the list wrong. If these are the best OOC schedules, the OOC slate has got to be pretty awful across the board.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Hey man, some kids just dig||
Hey man, some kids just dig the way Andy Rooney lays it down.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||I'm not sure if it's||
I'm not sure if it's desperation. Linebacker seems like one of the better position groups. I don't see the coaches making desperation changes, given the group they have there.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||It does free up a spot.||
It does free up a spot. Handing out medical waivers is one of Saban's go-to moves to keep his roster numbers down.
(To be clear: not suggesting this is a roster management move. Obviously Bryant has had an unfortunate history with injuries and there's no reason to believe this is anything but an actual legit medical waiver.)
|8 weeks 6 days ago||I get your reasoning, but you||
I get your reasoning, but you also have to consider whether Ryan @ SAM >= Ryan @ MIKE. When I think of Ryan's playing style, I think of kind of a loose cannon in space running around "making plays" type. When I think of a MIKE, I think of a field-general directing the D type. Maybe that's not fair to Ryan's skill set and maybe I'm totally misrepresenting the roles of those positions (huge caveat - I am not, nor have I ever been close to being, a football coach), but I worry about taking the only proven playmaker on D and moving him out of a role where he was able to "make plays."
(Scare quotes on "make plays" because I hate overly vaguely descriptives like that and "just wins games," and I know Ryan wasn't just let loose to run around and that he had edge/contain responsibilities and stuff.)
|8 weeks 6 days ago||I think part of the||
I think part of the perception that Michigan is snake-bit is the depth chart. A lineman going down hurts a lot worse because there's no depth. The QB situation has been a well-documented problem for the past few years, so Denard and Bellomy's injuries seem that much worse. Same with Rodriguez and the defensive backfield, a few injuries and James Rogers is starting at CB..
|9 weeks 1 day ago||That sounds like it'd be||
That sounds like it'd be around the right time.
It sounds like you never went back. I remember we got some free tickets to another game, which must have been the rescheduled Bullets game, because I remember being excited to see Webber play.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||What is it about Iowa and||
What is it about Iowa and shit falling from the skies?
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Holy shit, I was at that||
Holy shit, I was at that non-game! I must be younger than you, because I remember going when I was more middle-school aged, maybe younger (don't remember exactly how old I was). It was a problem with the Vipers having played hockey there or something, as I recall. The court was all wet because water kept condensing on it.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Ha! My first thought when I||
Ha! My first thought when I saw that 118th rank was, "ugh, that smacks of the 2010 defense."
|9 weeks 1 day ago||It's funny, I like a couple||
It's funny, I like a couple of their podcasts; the Culture Gabfest is good for really pretentious cultural discussions and I used to Hang Up and Listen for an interesting take on sports stories, but their site is unreadable. It seems like every once in a while, I'll think "why don't I see what's going on over at Slate...oh right."
|9 weeks 1 day ago||I don't understand her||
I don't understand her argument at all. It seems like she thinks figure skating is a sport but that ice dancing isn't, and that by being similar, ice dancing is degrading figure skating. Or something, the article doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me.
To be honest, I'm not sure it's worth reading. Seems like she thinks ice dancing is superficially silly (e.g., the costumes, the terminology like "twizzle"), which seems to be the entirety of her issue with it.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||I'm not sure I understand her||
I'm not sure I understand her premise. Why is ice dancing not a sport but figure skating is? The silly costumes? Because "twizzle" is a silly sounding word?
I honestly don't follow her arguments.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Did you read the article? The||
Did you read the article? The author specifically says that figure skating is a sport that ice dancing is ruining by being closely associated with it.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Learn something new...||
Interesting. According to Wikipedia, it was not only always co-ed, it was actually one of the first co-ed institutions in the west.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Assuming this is accurate and||
Assuming this is accurate and not made-up or an exaggeration, how is this legal?
Is it just that there is no one who cares? That these are all regulations that exist, that just simply aren't enforced by anyone? Because if it's the case that the school said they spent millions of dollars on something to comply with federal regulations, but really built something totally different, that seems like fraud.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Fair enough. But now for the||
Fair enough. But now for the real noodle-scratcher, if you were a hotdog, would you eat yourself?
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Well that's the last time I||
Well that's the last time I support anything!
|9 weeks 4 days ago||I think the real question is:||
I think the real question is: if the moon were made of spare ribs, would you eat it?
|9 weeks 4 days ago||We've all seen the Shining.||
We've all seen the Shining. We all know the truth.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||He can be our own little Joe||
He can be our own little Joe Fauria, he of the 3 receptions for 3 TD game (and 18 receptions for 7 TDs on the season).
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah, that makes sense. There||
Yeah, that makes sense. There will always be roles to fill for guys who are football-sized and sufficiently athletic.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||For what it's worth, here||
For what it's worth, here (LINK) is Brian's "2013 Recruiting" profile of Shallman. It's got a tone of "the guy can sorta do lots of things, but probably not better than the people recrutied specifically to do one or two of those things."
My guess? He'll see more snaps than he ordinarily would have, and will perform adequately.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Maybe it's all the coaching||
Maybe it's all the coaching turn over or maybe I just didn't pay attention to roster management issues before, but it seems like there have been more of these kinds of players lately (guys without real solid positions). James Rogers was the same way, Cam Gordon definitely bounced around.
I always respect the players who are willing to simply go where they're needed, but you do feel bad for them when they're constantly tasked with gaining or losing weight and learning new positions.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||It was a joke.||
It was a joke.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Wait, so you are advocating||
Wait, so you are advocating for the NFL to do more? Are you honestly suggesting that this investigation literally happen at the other 31 teams? Or are you saying they should do more but won't so they shouldn't do anything? Wouldn't punishing this behavior be a positive step towards addressing what you're calling a league-wide (or sport-wide) problem? I really don't understand what your issue with punishing the offending parties is.
Speaking of, what makes you think that the other participants won't be punished? I'd assume that they will receive some kind of punishment. Probably not as bad as Incognito's, but it also sounds like he did the lion's share.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||I don't know, Williams has a||
I don't know, Williams has a pretty impressive 1-to-1 TD-to-reception ratio going. I say just throw to him all the time.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||This is the second time I've||
This is the second time I've seen you post this. Where did you hear it?
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Unfortunately, I'm not sure||
Unfortunately, I'm not sure you can expect much of a 4th to 5th year jump. At least not one that goes from "doesn't contribute" to "substantial contribution."
|9 weeks 5 days ago||I don't remember the||
I don't remember the specifics of how this all rolled out, but did Martin actually go to the media? I just remember that he up and left the Dolphins' practice facility in the middle of the day and refused to go back. Which, not surprisingly, was a big story.
I could be wrong and misremembering it, but I don't remember Martin personally kicking up a media storm around this.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||The NFL didn't "pick"||
The NFL didn't "pick" Incognito. He's under fire because his actions directly lead to a teammate storming out of the practice facility mid-day and leaving the team. His actions brought the attention on himself; you're making it sound like the NFL arbitrarily decided to throw Incognito under the bus out of nowhere. There is a clear cause-and-effect relationship here as to why Incognito specifically is in hot water.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||So wait, are you advocating||
So wait, are you advocating for the NFL to take a league-wide approach to stomp this kind of thing out or are you saying that "everyone does it, so don't punish Incognito?" Because it really seems like it's the latter, which is exactly excusing the behavior because "everyone else does it." The NFL (and Dolphins) were handed this situation, so now they need to deal with it.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Managers, the women in the||
In your example, they were all included. In this case, a group ganged up on two (lower ranking) people for targeted harassment (not to mention the trainer, which is a whole other form of inappropriate on its own). That's very different from, "oh, everyone in the office jokes around with each other."
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Even if "it happens||
Even if "it happens everywhere" were somehow a legitimate excuse, which it isn't, other players didn't literally drive a teammate off the team.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||"We are talking about||
"We are talking about man-children here."
Oh, well in that case, best to let them do whatever they want and not actually do anything about their horrible behavior. Or maybe, just maybe, when confronted with Incognito's behavior, it's an opportunity to correct the "locker room culture" that people seem to think is somehow a free pass to act however one wants without consequence.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||You're talking about||
You're talking about friendships in which all parties have a sense of the dynamics of their relationship, and therefore have a good idea of what's ok amongst friends. I really find it hard to believe that you could describe Incognito and Martin's relationship like that. They weren't close friends; they were coworkers with stark power differences (i.e., veteran v. rookie).
Acting like, "people say 'your mom' jokes and say things about their friends sister" are totally ignoring the actual relationship that existed between these guys (not to mention the actual magnitude of what those comments were). They weren't old college buddies or friends from high school.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Have you actually read some||
Have you actually read some of the things that Incognito et al. did and said? Even in the context of "ribbing the new guy, faux-offensive joking around," it's pretty appauling.
I find it seriously hard to believe that your work place contains behavior approaching what was going on with these guys.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Isn't it illegal to make wait||
Isn't it illegal to make wait staff pay for customers who skip out on the bill? Not that some places don't still do it, but I thought that they technically weren't allowed to.
There was a bit of a hoopla online (Reddit and Gothamist, mostly) a while ago about a waitress who got fired from a Times Square pub when some businessmen ditched on their bill.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||You can make beer||
You can make beer sandwiches?!
Man, my leftover lentil stir fry lunch just got a whole lot less exciting.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||(No subject)||
|9 weeks 6 days ago||At first glance, I thought||
At first glance, I thought this was a refernce to The Magus (LINK), which would have been strangely appropriate. Especially if Magnus's driveway is lined with dick sculptures wearing animal masks.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Well, geez, guys. This is||
Well, geez, guys. This is literally an internet message board discussing issues of religion, politics, gay rights, and the intersection thereof, and it has been conducted with respect for each other and an overall sense of diginity. Not only that, but it seems to have reached some kind of reasonable, mutually agreed upon conclusion.
I feel like checking the moderator thread is like stumbling upon a unicorn farm or something.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||For $40MM, you can probably||
For $40MM, you can probably do a little better than Burleson and Delmas. I like both those guys and am sad to see them go, but they both have their baggage, mostly age and injury.
Burleson does come with pizza, though (LINK).
|9 weeks 6 days ago||At the risk of ruining a joke||
At the risk of ruining a joke by explaining it: LINK
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Uh, I'm pretty sure that||
Uh, I'm pretty sure that Samuel L Jackson and Laurence Fishburne are the same guy.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Whoopi Goldberg has head||
Whoopi Goldberg has head coaching experience at the NBA level.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||I'll be sure to tell all the||
I'll be sure to tell all the school children here in the city that you two guys sure are tougher than they are.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||This reply does nothing to||
This reply does nothing to actually address my previous comment about the intention of your posts and how regardless of view point, they are, at best, fundamentally redundant with the other existing posts. But to reply to your points before abandoning this pointless exercise in explaining why your posts get taken down for reasons other than some kind of agenda-driven Section 1 oppression:
So you haven't seen negative comments from people who are named and given attribution, that doesn't mean that the widely disseminated negative comments that were made anonymously somehow didn't happen. You're basically choosing to ignore bad comments, then saying "no one has made bad comments!"
This is a dumb debate. It's clear I think you're posts on this topic are contributing nothing to the boards and are of the "I'm not causing any problems, it's everyone else who has the problem" variety.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Commute in to work wasn't too||
Commute in to work wasn't too bad. The subway was running normally, just that the icy snow and high winds made walking from the subway to my office feel like getting stabbed in the face by a million tiny knives.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||The thread was gone before I||
The thread was gone before I saw your response and still can't see it, what with the mods taking it down. Can you still see it?
If your real intention was that you're trying to start the same debate from the other point of view, why does it need its own thread? What about what you posted is going to somehow be different from the existing threads? Logically, your post would just go in the same direction of the one that was already posted, it would just be started by a biased rant from a political website, rather than a local news anchor.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||It is flamebait. You clearly||
It is flamebait. You clearly posted it in an attempt to agitate the board, which you view as having too one-sided an opinion on the topic. And I'm not sure how you can claim that the column itself isn't political or that he makes no claims about the substance of gay rights when the column includes sentences like, "Having taken the 'courageous' step of joining society's most trendy and celebrated grievance group..." (note the scare quotes around "courageous").
I can't speak to the current state of the other thread, because I simply didn't read it. Maybe you should consider a solution along those lines in the future.
And in response to this, "my thread on the Tebow/Sam media treatment was 10,000% more serious," I'll leave my original comment from that thread:
So stop playing the oppressed victim. You're either agitating on purpose, in which case it is flamebait and should be removed, or you're just terrible at understanding the dynamics of the board and shouldn't be posting anyways.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Any chance the Pistons will||
Any chance the Pistons will pursue Morgan Freeman?
|9 weeks 6 days ago||I don't see Izzo ever leaving||
I don't see Izzo ever leaving MSU for anything.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||What? Bull shit. Next you'll||
What? Bull shit. Next you'll tell me that Rutgers is a Big10 school now.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||This little girl is terrible||
This little girl is terrible at the internet!
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Section 1 is just like Tim||
Section 1 is just like Tim Tebow, what with all the horrible attacks on him by those lousy, hypocritical liberals.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||That seems like a pretty||
That seems like a pretty gross misrepresentation of the response to Sam's announcement, as well as a very selective memory of Tebow's entrance to the NFL. Both Sam and Tebow have garnered extremely positive and negative responses, and everything in between. To act like Sam has been embraced whole-heartedly while Tebow was universally attacked is not only disingenuous, it's outright wrong. For a site that proclaims to fight against media bias, that was a horribly inaccurate and biased column.
Let us also not forget, that poor put-upon Tebow was drafted in the 1st round and was given the starting job by his second season.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||All those Purde and Percy the||
All those Purdue and Percy the ACLephant jokes are really starting to come back to bite us in the ACL.
|10 weeks 1 hour ago||I don't know that it is a||
I don't know that it is a "key position." There are plenty of ways to run an offense with limited contributions from the TE position, and there are plenty of bodies who can take Butt's place. As theguy49503 points out earlier in the thread, you don't need them to be world beaters. Just decent.
|10 weeks 1 hour ago||I think you're thinking of||
I think you're thinking of Paskorz. I've heard his name a lot, but I don't remember ever seeing him play. Plus, there's always Funchess, who I know was better off playing WR than TE, but is at least TE sized.
Losing Butt definitely hurts, as he was already looking the part of the pass-catching/blocking dual-threat TE, but there are at least bodies to take his place. Which hasn't always been the case with recent injuries.
|10 weeks 1 hour ago||What about Shallman? I know||
What about Shallman? I know they told him he'd be a RB, but hasn't there been an assumption all along that he'd eventually move to a TE-like role?
|10 weeks 1 hour ago||I get the weird Illinois||
I get the weird Illinois dynamic, but he specifically said "everyone...whatever the sport," then referenced Indiana and Arizona. I really doubt Michigan inspires all their opponents across all sports to play extra hard all the time.
This is a sentiment I've heard from fans when Michigan loses, and it always sounds like post-loss excuses.
|10 weeks 12 hours ago||"Teams just play harder||
"Teams just play harder against Michigan"
This is some serious nonsense and sounds like sour grapes excuse making. Michigan is going to lose some games, across all sports. Some teams (e.g., MSU, OSU) will come with some extra fire, but Michigan is not some magnet for super competitiveness from all teams.
|10 weeks 12 hours ago||All I can say is that as an||
All I can say is that as an out-of-state guy, having the opportunity to see the team play is always welcome.
This also gets to what I was saying about basketball and scheduling flexibility, as opposed to football. The number of games that bball teams play opens them up to play more games on the road without really sacrifcing too much from the home game slate.
|10 weeks 13 hours ago||"Lambasted?" Personally, I'd||
"Lambasted?" Personally, I'd be pumped to check it out .
Basketball is a different animal than football, and its scheduling flexibility allows for special events like this, which I can appreciate.
|10 weeks 13 hours ago||"I don't remember ever||
"I don't remember ever finishing all my exams that early."
Assuming you went to UM, I would just point out that Michigan has an unusually short winter break. They run very late and start very early compared to other universities. I went to grad school at Texas, and there was a solid month between the end of fall term and the start of spring (they didn't have a "winter" term, because, well, you know).
|10 weeks 13 hours ago||Sounds kind of cool. Also||
Sounds kind of cool. Also sounds like a logistical nightmare for the schools to set up, but if they can pull it off, sounds like it might be a cool idea.
Watching Michigan play in the NIT tip-off tourney at Madison Square Garden last season was awesome. Some of these traveling events can be a lot of fun.
|10 weeks 14 hours ago||I think it's a fine line.||
I think it's a fine line. There is something to be said for poking fun (e.g., the chicken dance was funny) and having a good time, but there is something also to be said for the school kind of staying above the fray and letting the students and players feed the rivalry (e.g., the sky writing was dumb and embarrassing).
As I posted above, the Webber TO doesn't seem to belong, but highlights of OSU beating Michigan seems totally fine.
|10 weeks 14 hours ago||Assuming the "Webber TO"||
Assuming the "Webber TO" refers to his time-out in the championship game and not some turnover during an OSU game I'm not remembering, that's the only part that seems to kind of cross a line of mean spiritedness. Turner's winning shot? Sure. Big dunk in an old game? Right on. An event that has nothing to do with OSU or the rivalry but is just a bad moment in the opponent's history? Seems petty and kind of dumb.
|10 weeks 19 hours ago||Which is why I think Harris||
Which is why I think Harris ends up choosing Georgia State.
|10 weeks 19 hours ago||I feel like the only time I||
I feel like the only time I see "crystal ball[s]" references, it's always related to them being wrong.
|10 weeks 20 hours ago||I remember that Houston||
I remember that Houston gridlock. People were abandoning their cars on the highway as they ran out of gas from idling for too long. What a mess.
I'm not sure why metro Atlanta is so bad at coordinating amongst all the different towns. Maybe because they just generally don't have to very often. Also, I don't know about Chicago, but I believe Atlanta is notorious for being really poorly laid out and having terrible traffic/transit even in good weather.
|10 weeks 20 hours ago||I think at least parts of||
I think at least parts of this storm is more like inches of ice, rather than ices of snow, which is significantly worse, southerner or not.
I remember when I was living in Austin, there was a storm in which it hovered around freezing and just rained for like 2 days straight. I don't think I've ever seen ice coating that thick before. Plus, with no salt and long stretches of elevated roads, there was nothing to do about it other than just wait for it all to melt over the course of a couple of days.
|10 weeks 20 hours ago||gross||
|10 weeks 20 hours ago||When I first heard they were||
When I first heard they were making a movie, I was hoping that they'd make it like a fictional documentary or something similar to retain the "oral history" element. Never bothered to see the movie, but I did hear that it was at least OK.
|10 weeks 20 hours ago||I would think it could make a||
I would think it could make a difference in that if the home team wins a big game, the crowd excitement would probably rub off (thinking McGary's trips to football games). I could see recruits getting swept up in the excitement of simply being at a big event. But I doubt there's much of an impact like, "gee, their basketball team really screwed that one up...not sure if I want to play running back here."
|10 weeks 20 hours ago||Not that Atlanta's recent||
Not that Atlanta's recent freak out wasn't a completely avoidable, total over-reaction that made the city look like it was filled with idiots, but a friend passed along THIS article that was a pretty interesting incite into Atlanta's total melt down in the face of 2 inches of snow.
|10 weeks 20 hours ago||I'm getting pretty sick of||
I'm getting pretty sick of these winter storms hitting the city. Some of these sidewalks are getting tough to navigate, with a lot of them having like a 6 inch wide clearing surrounded by piles of old snow that's been trampled into a bumpy ice sheet. Yesterday I was walking around and hit a few blocks that clearly have had no snow removal all winter; it made for some slow, gingerly, and certainly silly looking walks.
|10 weeks 21 hours ago||Jeter was committed to the||
And it would be the decision I'm sure he would regret every day for the rest of his life.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||"That's on them a bit..." It||
"That's on them a bit..."
It seems to me that the fact that it's so public is entirely on the parents, as both his mom and dad seem much more willing to talk to the media than Malik, himself. I can't remember a single quote I've seen from him that wasn't a tweet along the lines of "My top X are..."
There's going to be interest and some media-driven drama when a kid as highly touted as Malik doesn't sign on signing day, but the intensity of the over-the-top drama is the parents' making.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Kiffining?||
|10 weeks 6 days ago||6. He never signs his LOI,||
6. He never signs his LOI, shows up at MSU in the fall, and gets put on scholarship at that point without his parents' signatures.
This course of action means that no commitment is being made ahead of time on either parties' part, but he doesn't actually need his parent(s) to sign to receive a scholarship come fall. Not that this is a good outcome for their family, but if both he and his mom remain steadfast in their current opinions, could be what shakes out.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||He Hate Me was Rod Smart, who||
He Hate Me was Rod Smart, who would make it to the NFL, and eventually play in the Super Bowl as a member of the Carolina Panthers.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||It'd be nice to see him get a||
It'd be nice to see him get a shot at the NFL. Good for him!
|11 weeks 2 hours ago||Just in time for the NFL to||
Just in time for the NFL to eliminate the punt from the game in the name of player safety and fan excitement!
|11 weeks 22 hours ago||Really? Christ, the NCAA is a||
Really? Christ, the NCAA is a weird institution.
|11 weeks 22 hours ago||That's the one I was trying||
That's the one I was trying to remember. I knew it involves someone either trying to go to Arkansas or ending up there.
The kid whose mom forged his paperwork was pretty funny.
|11 weeks 22 hours ago||Ah, gotcha. I didn't watch||
Ah, gotcha. I didn't watch the live stream, just heard that they hadn't sent his letter in. I had assumed that he wasn't able to get a signature.
Welp, we all know what assuming does...
|11 weeks 22 hours ago||I've never really understood||
I've never really understood why a kid needs a guardian's signature even if they are over 18. But it sounds like he could just enroll at MSU on his own, without parents' permission, and MSU could put him on scholarship in the fall?
Might be what shakes out.
|11 weeks 22 hours ago||You're right, I think it's||
You're right, I think it's just one. But it seems like neither parent is signing off on MSU, even though his mom has been much more vocal about her dislike of them.
|11 weeks 22 hours ago||Question...||
All this reminds me that there seems to be a case about once a year of a kid trying to attend one school but parents preventing him from submitting paperwork. Anyone remember recent cases of this and where those guys ended up? I'm always kind of curious who wins out in those struggles, given that the kid literally needs a guardian to sign off on it.
|11 weeks 22 hours ago||It sounds like that's exactly||
It sounds like that's exactly what he's trying to do, but he needs a parent to sign off on his paperwork.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||POINTS!||
|11 weeks 1 day ago||What a crazy, drama-filled,||
What a crazy, drama-filled, border-line soap opera of a recruitment for a kid who doesn't even like talking to the media.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||And I think you're reading||
And I think you're reading way too much into two names he probably just named off the top of his head in response to a reporter's question. Two guys he probably knows and talks to, given they were teammates at Cass Tech, and were therefore the first two names he thought of.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||I upvoted you for the fun of||
I upvoted you for the fun of a good ol' fashioned pissing contest.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||I downvoted you. He picked||
I downvoted you.
He picked OSU and gave the reason (one that isn't all that crazy). And you're calling it "garbage" and "classic Urbz spin," which I think is kind of ridiculous and petty sounding.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||That shit's classified, dude,||
That shit's classified, dude, you probably shouldn't be posting that online.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||How I imagine Sports Journalism works...||
Question: With Jeremy Gallon graduating, who do you think is stepping up into that #1 receiver role?
Answer: Well, we've got a lot of talented guys, it'll be a tough competition. I think whoever it is is really going to have to work for it. I think right now, there is no one guy.
Headline: UM QB Gardner moves back to WR?
(NOTE: Both the Q and A would need to be translated into nearly unintelligible ramblings, though.)
|11 weeks 1 day ago||There was a front page||
There was a front page interview with a future recruit (class of 2015 or 2016 guy, don't remember which one). In the comments on the post, a number of people pointed out how young he looked. The kid saw the comments and said something on Twitter. Brian rained hellfire on the boards about how commenters talk about recruits, and the ensuing discussion in that thread lead to a number of long-time commenters being banned and a new-ish policy that Brian and the mods are freeing themselve up a bit to get rid of people just for being annoying.
So watch what you say. They're listening....
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Eh, I've seen more than one||
Eh, I've seen more than one poster say inappropriate things on here about recruits and players. It's just that on here, you're not saying it directly at them. I don't think a reminder to keep it civil and that kids can see this stuff just as easily as we can is necessarily a bad thing.
(You're probably right about the tweeting directly at recruits/players part, though.)
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Oh yeah! I forgot that he||
Oh yeah! I forgot that he committed to Purdue. Well let's just do that! Problem solved.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||We could always just take one||
We could always just take one of Purdue's commits. That's always fun.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||off the top of my head...||
Parks & Rec, Community, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, New Girl, and The Mindy Project are all much better.
And that's just off OTA networks.
|12 weeks 20 hours ago||I like Diane Rehm, even with||
I like Diane Rehm, even with her spasmodic dysphonia riddled voice.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Huh, I had never heard that||
Huh, I had never heard that (not one to follow the NBA much). Interesting.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Wait, so what's this||
Wait, so what's this "wussification of America" I keep hearing about? Are you saying that it's somehow not true?
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Nope.|
|12 weeks 5 days ago||I'd make all of my healthy||
I'd make all of my healthy players wear street clothes then make them play in suits!
And I'd make all my injured players wear adult diapers for being big babies who cry about their boo-boos.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Smash committed to TMU (not||
Smash committed to TMU (not Bama), but ended up walking on at A&M following his first year at Whitmore after having his DI scholarship offers pulled because of the fight he got into at a movie theater. (Granted, word was, the fight was over some white kids making racist comments towards his sister, so pretty understandable.)
|12 weeks 6 days ago||I had left Michigan a few||
I had left Michigan a few years ahead of Brandon's hiring, so I don't have a good grasp of what the internal temperature has been around him. Sounds like it's not been too good.
I have mixed feelings about him. It wasn't that long ago that the AD ran in the red every year, so I really appreciate having a director that can keep the books straight. I'm not a huge fan of all of his decisions, but I'm far from a mgoboard-certified Brandon-hater.
Either way, these are decisions and relationships well above my non-donor paygrade. Interesting to see it sort itself out in the coming months/years.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||But this was my original||
But this was my original point: if the AD has more money than some academic departments simply because they bring in more money, why should that academic department be upset?
Now, it sounds like Brandon has been sniping donations away from academic donors, which is totally inappropriate and a practice that should absolutely stop. But this idea that somehow the athletic department should not have more money than some academic departments, even if athletics are bringing their money in on their own is strange. Money doesn't enter the university via some big undifferentiated pot that is then distributed out to departments. That was my whole point about it being self-sustaining.
If they, the athletic department, raise the money, why shouldn't they have it?
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Right, I used to work at UM,||
Right, I used to work at UM, then at the University of Texas, and now work for the New York city government. I'm familiar with large organizations with huge budgets. It just seems silly (though, not at all surprising from my experiences in academia) that people in other parts of the university are upset simple because someone else has money.
But Brandon targeting academic donors, which is an issue I hadn't heard about, is a really bad practice that hopefully a new president can put a stop to.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Oh, I hadn't heard that||
Oh, I hadn't heard that Brandon was trying to get donors to forgo academic donations for athletic ones. Yeah, that's not really an appropriate way to go.
But aside from diverting donations away from academic departments (clearly wrong), this sentiment "how self-sustaining should Athletics actually be at a world-class research university?" still strikes me as strange. Provided the AD is generating funds off of athletics, as opposed to diverting academic donations, why should other people within the university be upset that the AD has money, other than simply being upset that they don't have it?
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Ah, gotcha. Clearly didn't||
Ah, gotcha. Clearly didn't work for me, either.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||I don't get it...||
What does "LET'S ARGUE ABOUT WHO WAS BORN FIRST" refer to?
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Why would people be bitter||
Why would people be bitter over the athletic department making money?
I understand some departments feeling underfunded, but it's not like the AD is taking money away from them. The AD making money and other people not having enough are two separate issues. If anything, the fact that the AD is self-sustaining should make other departments feel happy that the University doesn't have to help support them.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||They'll announce that the||
They'll announce that the university will be converting to a monarchy in lieu of a new president.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||I'm not your jackass, pal.||
I'm not your jackass, pal.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||But can you overcome a lack||
But can you overcome a lack of technique with size?
|13 weeks 1 min ago||(No subject)|
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Ah, cool. Good for him.||
Ah, cool. Good for him. Hopefully he did well enough to hold on to a roster spot. I know nothing about the Lakers current roster situation, and no idea how likely it is that they keep him on.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Eye stuff, yikes. Here's to a||
Eye stuff, yikes. Here's to a quick and full recovery!
|13 weeks 5 days ago||"Did I forget which one||
"Did I forget which one 'malignant' is?"
-me after reading your comment
|13 weeks 5 days ago||I didn't realize that Harris||
I didn't realize that Harris had gotten picked up by someone. Good for him! And good for the rest of the Michigan crew!
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Eh, all he needs is a clever||
Eh, all he needs is a clever series of illusions to create the appearance of being taller.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||People's responses to the||
People's responses to the coaching hunt and Caldwell's subsequent hiring has been ridiculous.
I'm pretty underwhelmed by it, but Jesus H Christ people, settle down. The guy has been on the staff literally for like a day.
|14 weeks 40 min ago||I get people not liking||
I get people not liking Tressel, but would you all actually be mad if they hired him and he turned out to be a good coach who helped the offense succeed?
He's not going back to OSU or anything, and it's not like Michigan is facing off against the Lions. It'd be a good hire if it helps the Lions improve. I don't like Tressel, but I'm not going to have some weird melt down just because of his hiring. I'd be pissed if the Lions passed up good players just because they went to ND or OSU, and I'd be disappointed if they avoided hiring coaches they felt were good hires just because of they used to coach at ND or OSU.
|14 weeks 23 hours ago||From what I've heard, the||
From what I've heard, the Stafford situation was way over blown. Basically, one of the top priorities in the coaching search was to find someone who could further develop Stafford (hence Caldwell, who was Manning's coach from 2002-2011). To that end, Stafford was around during the interview phase but that he wasn't part of the actual interview process. He was basically there to meet Whisenhunt and that was about it.
Other people have pointed out myriad other reasons why Whisenhunt opted for Tennessee (e.g., money, defense, personnel decisions, familiarity with Nashville). This sounds like sports talk radio drumming up controversy over nothing.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||#neverforget||
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Pardon my ignorance, what's a||
Pardon my ignorance, what's a futures contract? Is he basically signed for next season, so now he just had to wait for next season to roll around?
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Did he really "care of them,"||
Did he really "take care of them," though?
*EDIT: Fixed typo. I didn't execute. Gotta execute better.
|15 weeks 12 min ago||I think Mattison earned a lot||
I think Mattison earned a lot of good will with the quick turn around in 2011, but I think the shine is really started to come off after this season. I think, on the whole, the unit was pretty average (a little up and down, couldn't stand up to some tough opponents), but that they were disappointing given pre-season expectations. I don't think Mattison is on the hotseat or anything, but I think he's losing the benefit of the doubt.
That said, I actually expect the defense to turn around a bit. I think there's still a lot of young talent maturing throughout the two-deep that will help the defense improve next season.
As to which is more important to winning games? Well, I think you said it when you said you kind of need both to perform to win consistently. But if I had to choose a good D paired with bad O or vice versa, I'll always take a tough defense keeping games close over a high powered offense trying to win shoot-outs.
|15 weeks 1 hour ago||From the offensive side, I||
From the offensive side, I see Funk going and Jackson retiring. I'm on the fence about Ferrigno; I think the TEs have been a mixed back with Funchess looking good as a receiver but him and Williams both still unable to block, whereas Butt seems to be developing a well rounded skill set (special teams have been pretty unimpressive, though). I think Hecklinski has done a great job with the WRs and hope he sticks around.
Defensively, I don't know. Probably no change. I think the secondary has been pretty good. There is no dedicated D-line coach, which has probably been the most disappointing unit (youth and size, granted). I've been kind of disappointed by the LB corp, but wouldn't be disappointed if Smith stayed on board.
In sum, Funk and Jackson should go, and possibly Ferrigno. I don't know enough about position coaches to really have anyone in mind to replace them. Wheatley from Buffalo would be pretty nice, but I'm not sure he'd make that move.
|15 weeks 2 hours ago||I feel much better about Hoke||
I feel much better about Hoke after this move, if not the outlook of next season specifically. I thought how he handled the offensive coaching staff this off season was his first real test of leadership. Would he cling to "his guys" despite the obvious need to let some of them go? Or would he step up to let some people go in an attempt to upgrade the staff?
I feel like it'll be a net positive next season, maybe not a huge immediate benefit, but I feel much better about the program overall than I did when it looked like Borges was coming back.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Good luck!||
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Bellomy redshirted his||
Bellomy redshirted his freshman year, there's nothing to preserve from this season.
As covered during the Jake Ryan injury hand wringing, Bellomy isn't eligible for a medical redshirt because he already took a regular redshirt season.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Damn...if only Michigan's||
Damn...if only Michigan's offense looked as dangerous as Florida's.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||I'm just hoping the Manhattan||
I'm just hoping the Manhattan College Jaspers don't sink their hooks into him.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||May the best Block M win!||
May the best Block M win!
|16 weeks 23 hours ago||Is there any actual evidence||
Is there any actual evidence that it's PED related? It sounds like there is absolutely no evidence that this is what's going on, other than two players from two different teams were being suspended.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||Oooh, good one! Texans have||
Oooh, good one!
Texans have to be up there, too.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||Based on pre-season||
Based on pre-season expectations? M, for sure.
Based on mid-season expectations? Lions, for sure.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||"most...underachieving team||
"most...underachieving team in the NFL."
I think Jason Garrett would have something to say about that. (Once I typed that, I realized how similar the Cowboys and Lions actually are...eerie.)
|18 weeks 2 days ago||If Schwartz were fired...||
I ask as someone who watches the NFL but doesn't follow the league closely enough to really know who would be a good and reasonable replacement.
|21 weeks 22 hours ago||Is that picture photoshopped||
Is that picture photoshopped to make Borges look more bosomy?
|21 weeks 1 day ago||I think you're on to||
I think you're on to something. It sure would be easier to lose a lot of games if Michigan sucked really bad all the time.
That's it, now I'm really switching my allegiance to Minnesota. Go (other, suckier, therefore better) M!
|21 weeks 1 day ago||Screw it, I'm rooting from||
Screw it, I'm rooting from Minnesota from here on out. Go (other) M!
|21 weeks 1 day ago||Personally, I don't care if||
Personally, I don't care if people renew or not, I just have gotten sick of people throwing around the title "season ticket holder" as though that makes them more entitled than other fans (or entitled at all to anything, for that matter).
Renew, don't, whatever, I don't care. Just make a decision and stop throwing it around like some kind of threat or as if it means something.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||If I was going to be getting||
If I was going to be getting a speech from Kurt Russel, it better be Snake Plissken.
Or, at the very least, RJ Macready.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||(No subject)|
|21 weeks 1 day ago||"I cannot really quantify||
"I cannot really quantify anything until there is a number assigned to it."
Isn't that what "quantify" means?
|21 weeks 1 day ago||I finished a huge project at||
I finished a huge project at work a day early and have spent today listening to various '90s pop mixes online. I think I'm doing A-OK, thank you very much!
|21 weeks 1 day ago||There are some really obvious||
There are some really obvious Corky jokes to make right there, but I'm not going to be the one to do it.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||With the rumors about Coach||
Well, that's reassuring.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||The defensive line couldn't||
The defensive line couldn't get any rush early in the season, and I feel like they've improved as the season wore on, and that's even after losing Pipkins. They aren't great, but they're getting better (and that ranking is obviously a season level average, with a bad beginning and in my opinion steady improvement over the course of the season). Plus, as I said, it's a unit whose talent is mostly in the younger players. All in all, they aren't great, but looking at the roster, I feel fine about where they are at right now.
So back to the original question, then: who on the defensive line hasn't the coaching staff developed?
|21 weeks 1 day ago||Who has failed to develop on||
Who has failed to develop on the defensive side?
The LB corp is solid pretty much all around. The DBs have shown improvement: Countess, Taylor, and Wilson all look better than before, as well as Gordon having a much better than expected career. And a defensive line has been getting better despite having a lot its talent in its youngest players.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||Haha, because people sent him||
Haha, because people sent him angry emails years ago, he's going to bar them from buying bowl game tickets? Don't most schools struggle to sell their allotments?
What a hilariously petty, passive aggressive and self-defeating thing to do. That's pretty awesome.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||I generally chalk pretty much||
I generally chalk pretty much what ever coach says to coach speak. I don't get worked up when coaches site "execution" or when Hoke says the same thing every week. They aren't there to give meaningful answers, they're there by obligation.
But did Borges really just throw the players under the bus? "When they show up..." What the fuck?
|21 weeks 4 days ago||You don't remember when||
You don't remember when Borges put in the 5'9" defensive back in at QB? He threw it three times for -2 yards. So not great, but basically a lateral move from the typical offense.
(Just kidding, I have seen that too and have no idea where that came from.)
|21 weeks 4 days ago||Good call! I thought ASU was||
Good call! I thought ASU was running away with it, but this is exciting!
|21 weeks 4 days ago||Oh yeah, it's totally||
Oh yeah, it's totally entertaining. I've really been enjoying it, both these offenses are pretty fun to watch.
Plus, it should be 10-14, if Baylor's QB didn't trip over nothing or if their RB didn't stick the ball out one-handed in the middle of the pile.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah, this OSU defense is||
Yeah, this OSU defense is really giving Baylor fits.
I believe Musburger just described Baylor going three-and-out a few times as "earth shattering."
|21 weeks 4 days ago||I heard Pelini is resigning||
I heard Pelini is resigning to take over the Baltimore Ravens.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||Speaking of quantifying terribleness||
I think I heard one of the announcers today say that Michigan leads the nation in number of negative yardage plays. I remember thinking, "wow, really? Oh wait, no. That sounds 1000% right."
|21 weeks 4 days ago||"Exposed?" I hate to break it||
"Exposed?" I hate to break it to you, but after back-to-back undefeated seasons, OSU might actually be pretty good at football.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||I feel like there would be no||
I feel like there would be no greater send off for the BCS system than to finish the season with 4 undefeated teams. Go Baylor!
|21 weeks 4 days ago||People keep pointing out the||
People keep pointing out the close wins, but there were some close losses in there, too. So you consider games like Akron, UConn, or maybe the 3OT NW game as "functional losses," but I'm guessing you're not willing to consider the Nebraska, Iowa, or 4OT PSU game as "functional wins."
This team has won exactly 7 games and lost exactly 4. It's a little silly to just decide that those numbers are different than they are.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||Nothing screams "balling like||
Nothing screams "balling like a man" like tight ends and full backs.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||I don't know how that QB||
I don't know how that QB didn't get that TD on the long run. He had a clear path and just QWOP'd it and fell on his face.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||I feel like "Will in Philly"||
I feel like "Will in Philly" would make for a fantastic fish-out-water sitcom.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||It looks like Baylor has||
It looks like Baylor has picked up more than one first down on this drive. I didn't think that was allowed.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||Just saw the pre-game Eminem||
Just saw the pre-game Eminem thingy before Baylor and OSU, who would have ever thought that Billy Squire's "The Stroke" would pop up again? Weird.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||Not to be too much of a||
Not to be too much of a Debbie Downer, but Michigan is not beating OSU next weekend. And the score is going to be really ugly, because OSU is going to be motivated to score a lot of style points to leap into the #2 spot.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||Ha, I didn't mean to jump on||
Ha, I didn't mean to jump on you. I've just seen a lot of other people saying "fire Hoke/Borges/Mary Sue, they weren't even smart enough to let an NFL caliber player off the bench!" ever since his Monday Night Football start.
From what I've heard, the Giants staff really likes him, but they're clearly doing everything they can to get other RBs on the field (I think he's the beloved "special teams demon").
|21 weeks 4 days ago||I like Muschamp. I'd be more||
I like Muschamp. I'd be more than happy with him taking over for Mattison, but I doubt that would ever happen. It'll be interesting to see how his career plays out; I think he can be a big time head coach.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||Welp, this went really well.||
Welp, this went really well.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||Because he really got that||
Because he really got that Florida offense up and humming tout de suite.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||I don't know I've ever seen||
I don't know I've ever seen so much "I spend tons of good money on season tickets" whining on the board than I have the past few weeks. Jesus, just cancel your tickets and shut up about it already.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||I was just thinking during||
I was just thinking during this game, I don't know the defense gets it up to play every week. After their INT turn into some insane loss of yardage and a punt against MSU, I am perpetually amazed at how they come out and play every week.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||Really? That's why you do it?||
Really? That's why you do it? I totally misunderstood the purposes of those threads, then. I thought it was supposed to be a "well, this season is really frustrating, might as well have some fun with how disappointed we all are" kind of thing. Like a mini-TWIS with charts, just for the board.
Welp, totally mis-read that one...
(But yes, I looked at the open thread for the first time all season and closed it after seeing someone talk about Fitz starting and Avery playing. People need to really evaluate their priorities and behaviors. GO FITZ! GO COURTNEY!)
|21 weeks 4 days ago||I know this is a total||
I know this is a total tangent from the purpose of this thread, but "poor Mike Cox?" Can we stop acting like his NFL season is some kind of indictment against the coaching staff? That totally ignores the insane circumstances that lead to his (temporary) playing time.
The guy seems like a good guy, it's absolutely awesome that he landed in the NFL, and I hope he sticks around, but people need to stop acting like the coaching staff (two coaching staffs, actually) somehow whiffed on a pro-caliber player. Plenty to criticize about Rodriguez et al., and Hoke et al., but there really isn't evidence that Cox is one of them.
Please resume hating the coach staff for other, totally valid, reasons.