|8 hours 51 min ago||Same thing every year||
People take innocuous quotes and turn them into silent commits.
|8 hours 54 min ago||Happy Trails||
Think its time for happy trails on Costello. Also, I don't find those quotes THAT contradictory. "I don't think I'm going to" and "I think I might" are actually pretty similar. One is just a pessimistic view, and the other is an optimistic view. For a kid that hasn't made up his mind yet, that's not that surprising. Especially considering Harbaugh is pressuring him to make a visit.
|12 hours 10 min ago||DT is a giant hole||
The Lions don't really have anyone signed at that position now. Suh, Fairley, and Mosley are all UFA.
|12 hours 14 min ago||Might be fresh||
Fairley is an unrestricted free agent too. If the Lions knew they weren't going to franchise Suh last year, they should have at least picked up Fairley's option to give themselves some flexibility this offseason. Now they probably won't have either back next season and will get nothing in return. What a clusterfuck.
|12 hours 17 min ago||Lions f'ed this up||
The Lions should have signed him to an extension years ago. Another dumb mistake by the front office.
|1 day 6 hours ago||Job for the lawyers||
It does seem like a bit of a tough job for the lawyers especially if they've been sold out since the incident as someone else wrote below. But you have to wonder how many of those reservations were pre-existing. Also, how much damage to a brand/marketability is ~$200k? Doesn't seem like a ton to me.
I think the best thing to happen here is that it was a fraternity that did the damage and not a bunch of random people. At least Treetops can sue the frat instead of having to track down individuals, which appears to be damn near impossible in this case.
|1 day 7 hours ago||It definitely hurt their brand and marketability||
If you had a choice of staying at a resort that had been in the news for hosting tons of frat kids, being completely trashed and having hundreds of thousands in damage done, or a similar resort that hadn't been in the news, which are you going to pick?
Plus, they now have the distinction of being a hot spot (warranted or not) for loud and obnoxious college kids, which hurts their ability to recruit families for business. There's definitely been damage done to the brand.
|1 day 9 hours ago||Lol||
No, he was not a lock. And dude, slow your roll on the Cali pipeline thing. We're 2-3 months into the Harbaugh era, and really only a handful of weeks into recruiting the 2016 class. Maybe give it a touch longer before declaring a (brand new) pipeline good/bad.
|3 days 15 hours ago||No, it's ironic because 99%||
No, it's ironic because 99% of the time it's the recruit that gets screwed over in recruiting. In this case is the school getting screwed by the recruit. So because it's contrary to what you'd normally expect to happen in recruiting, that makes it ironic.
|4 days 3 hours ago||Dumb rule||
Its a dumb rule and they definitely got screwed, but I find it pretty damn funny. After them screwing over some recruits by backing out on them at the last minute, it kinda feels good to see them get screwed by a recruit backing out on them. Karmic justice.
|4 days 5 hours ago||Pretty sure it'll be ESPN.||
Pretty sure it'll be ESPN. NBC doesn't have the real estate for Big Ten football games, and FOX is already pretty heavily involved with the Big 12 and Pac 12. ESPN has way more money than FOX to spend on this and won't let the Big Ten package get away from them.
|4 days 5 hours ago||You do know ABC owns ESPN,||
You do know ABC owns ESPN, right? (And Disney owns both) ESPN is essentially ABC's sports division. And since they did a much better job than ABC was doing on their own they just made everything "ESPN on ABC" years ago.
|4 days 9 hours ago||Could not disagree more||
Luck has nothing to do with it. "I wasn't lucky" is the anthem of the losers. You work hard and prepare so that when the opportunity comes you can take advantage of it. And more often than not, your hard work and preparation will create the opportunity for you.
JaMarcus had his opportunity, did not work hard, and did not prepare for it. And that's why he failed. "Bad luck" at being on the Raiders had nothing to do with it.
|5 days 2 hours ago||Yeah, its an annoying trend||
Its definitely an annoying trend. Although I will say I don't think Rinaldi and most of the ESPN reporters are guilty of this. He generally asks good questions. This is something you generally see from beat reporters and reporters at smaller stations. I also know for a fact ESPN has a guy on staff that offers regular seminars on how to (and how not to) ask questions, and those that resort to the "talk about" style of questioning get called out in house and told they need to stop.
|5 days 7 hours ago||What's annoying about this is||
What's annoying about this is that the actual question would be much shorter and clearer than the rambling "talk about" mess: "How do you go about building competition in practice?"
|5 days 11 hours ago||Talk about...||
Can you talk about how you feel about reporters?
Shit drives me nuts, and I work in the media. Ask a question dummies.
|1 week 49 min ago||Maybe its a typo||
Maybe its a typo and he's actually 6-4, 194. That would still be skinny but would make a lot more sense.
|1 week 51 min ago||All the RBs added weight||
I'm pretty sure all the RBs added weight. This is probably a directive from Harbaugh.
|1 week 54 min ago||That's what I'm saying||
That's what I'm saying though, he's in a program where they tell you what to eat, lift and train to add mass. 6-4, 174 is too skinny for WR. A 5'11" 195 CB could push him around all day long. Shit, on a windy day he might get blown over.
|1 week 3 hours ago||6-4, 174lbs is crazy skinny||
6-4, 174lbs is crazy skinny. Like youve got to work at it to be that skinny. Wonder whats up with him. Would seem to be a good 20lbs away from seeing the field.
|1 week 10 hours ago||The Michigan Difference||
That's the real #MichiganDifference there. Knowing which island is the more appropriate Napoleon analog.
|1 week 3 days ago||Don't have any clips handy or||
Don't have any clips handy or anything like that, but I clearly remember seeing clips and replays where he was playing like a guy not giving a fuck -- not a guy that was trying and just couldn't give it his all becaasue his body wouldn't let him. It was obvious enough that I wondered why Hoke even had a guy showing that little effort playing. That's where the venom from the board comes from. We cut Gardner plenty of slack for his performance even though that was affected by a lot of the same issues Funchess had, but Gardner continually gave it his all out there. Funchess didn't.
|1 week 3 days ago||There's a big difference||
There's a big difference between dropping balls and showing a complete lack of effort game after game. Lots of receivers drop balls and that can be forgiven, but a lack of effort is tough to forgive and overlook.
|1 week 3 days ago||You're right||
You're right. I copied the wrong stats down. He played 35min a game so they are pretty close, but the actual averages are 16.7p/6.9r/9.1a/3.1s/0.3b
|1 week 3 days ago||Could only find one that's done it||
To average that, you'd have to be an all-time great. I mean, Jason Kidd (one of the best triple double threats in the last several decades of basketball) is the only one I could find that's averaged 19/6/6 or better. His last year at Cal, he went for 19/7.9/10, added 3 steals per game, but only 0.3 blocks per game.
Grant Hill (your other triple double threat from the last few decades) came closest to what OP thinks Caris will do when he averaged 17.4ppg / 7.7rpg / 5.8apg /1.9 spg / 1.2 bpg as a senior.
So our guy here is basically saying Caris would be a slightly better version of senior year Grant Hill. OK.
|1 week 3 days ago||Those are all-timer production numbers||
I would venture a guess that only 1-2 people in the last decade or two have averaged anywhere close to that, and wouldn't be surprised if no one has done it. That's a ridiculous level of production for a player in college.
|1 week 4 days ago||What was her point?||
What the hell was the point in her writing that? The whole thing could be summed as tl;dr -- cost of living varies.
|1 week 5 days ago||My favorite part from the new Daily article||
The notion that they "were interested in reaching out to the music dept" was my favorite part of the new Daily article on this committee of shitheads. They've formed a giant unwieldy coalition of asshattery, and haven't reached out to anyone associated with actually making good music.
Maybe this is all part of some secret Ross test. Like their professors aren't exactly encouraging this, but not exactly dissuading them either. And once it gets far enough, the dean will pop out of a bush and yell WRONG MOTHERFUCKERS! BAD BUSINESS ACCUMEN!! NO B-SCHOOL DEGREE FOR YOU!!
|1 week 6 days ago||Or Jay||
Or we could remember we already have two Harbaughs on staff in Jim and Jay.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I think he's saying its a||
I think he's saying its a southern restaurant that spread to the Midwest and other places. CB's headquarters and first location is in Tennessee.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Valuable lesson||
You guys are way overblowing the "bullying" aspect here. Kid wants to work in business, and this is an incredibly valuable lesson of what can happen when you attempt to mess with a brand. It'll probably be a better learning experience than anything else has learned or will learn in b-school. When coming up with new ideas, know your customer base. And know what can happen when a bad idea makes it into the public. People in the real world get fired for shit like this.
You'd think witnessing what happened to Dave Brandon first hand would be lesson enough for everyone at Ross, but I guess not. Maybe having something like this hit closer to home will drive the point home.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Transfer?||
Maybe they can trasnfer to The University of Go Fuck Yourself.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Still bummed||
I'm still bummed that never happened. I'm also bummed that current students never had to endure the nightmare that was the CRISP lady.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Some idiot students thought it was cool||
Because some moronic future Brandon clones in the student population thought it would be cool. I hope when the CSG votes on this, they just replay the moderator's "everyone is now dumber" speech from Billy Madison and then tell the students to GTFO while blaring The Victors.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||That makes no sense||
I don't see what the academics has to do with anything. Unless I'm completely misunderstanding this, you're saying Hoke opted to play guys as true freshman because they wanted to graduate in four years and wouldn't be on the team in year five as a redshirt senior? I've been following college football a LONG time and can't ever remember an instance where someone left the team with a year of eligibility left because they had graduated and wanted to go join the working world ASAP.
If anything, that logic does the academic kids a disservice because if you're only giving them four years of scholarship by playing them as true freshman, you're depriving them of at least a year of free grad school. Which if you're really serious about academics would be pretty important I would think.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I think you're||
I think you're oversimplifying the "is who he is" argument. Almost everyone can benefit from being held back a year. And there's a big difference between a true junior who doesn't look like he's going to ever figure it out and a redshirt sophomore who looks the exact same. And for the "they are who they are" crowd of backups and role players having that extra year of experience is hugely important.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Maybe we can apply for some||
Maybe we can apply for some "coaching stupidity" redshirts for some of our other players too.
|3 weeks 4 hours ago||Got news for you: getting out||
Got news for you: getting out of the way of a good story and telling it ain't as easy as it seems. Really pisses me off when people down play the role of producers and reporters working on a story like this.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||If FSU didn't get in trouble||
If FSU didn't get in trouble with the NCAA for hiring top 2012 recruit Mario Edward's dad right after he signed with FSU, then we have nothing to worry about here.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Lot of receivers out there||
Lot of good receivers out there. Gardner isn't one of them. He's got his work cut out for himself if he wants to make it in the NFL.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Two things||
1) I work in the media and so I know how long big stories are sat on until they are properly reported. And even when all of that is complete, they still can sit on them for a bit to release it at a time when it'll make a big impact news wise. I also know that there are stories that don't ever see the light of day becasue they can't be sourced or backed up. And since they are just a rumor at that point, they don't get reported because the fallout would be severe if they are wrong (just look at what's happening to Brian Williams now as an example of what happens when someone calls BS on you).
2) My suggestion is still the same. That unless this guy knew that Drayton was 100% leaving then there's no way he'd put a rumor like that out there. Brian himself said he sat on lots of rumors during the coaching season, but only reported on the ones that seemed legit and had the least amount of consequences. He went into detail about sticking with Harbaugh 99% and not 100% to Michigan, because that 1% held a ton of credibility and fallout with it if it turned out he was wrong.
So no, I'm not suggesting that this OSU reporter is the only true journalist left in the world. I'm saying he's like a lot of other journalists who like their jobs and factor that in when it comes to a decision on wether or not they're going to report something.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Its the Alabama model||
Its the Alabama model and it works pretty well. Take a bunch of RBs and let them sort it out on the field. Plus, running backs have a short shelf life as it is, so if you can get through college and into the NFL with only 1-2 seasons of wear on tear on your body instead of 3-4, that prolongs your career and money making opportunities.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||You have to know for sure its happening||
Its one thing for the beat reporter to hear that Drayton might be going to the Bears and something completely different to know for sure that he's going to the Bears. If you're going to report something like that just before signing day, you'd better be 100% sure that's its happening. Because if its not, you've just torpedoed your access to the program and in turn your job.
Good reporters sit on information all the time until it can be properly verified and released at an appropriate time.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Plus they don't even have to sign||
Plus, there's nothing forcing these kids to sign on signing day. Its just the first day they can sign, not the last. If recruits really don't want to get burned like this, then they can just wait a week or two after signing day to see if anyone is going to leave.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Then just watch an hour||
I mean Jesus...what's the problem here? If you only want to watch an hour, watch an hour. I personally like it the way it is and so do a ton of other people. And TV moved away from game analysis a long time ago, because unless its their team/game they are talking about, hardly anyone gives a shit. That type of coverage ain't coming back.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Don't lie||
C'mon...you would hate it if it were one hour. Not enough time to properly hit on everything, and I doubt they would do any features at all. And if you really want to watch just an hour of the show, no one is forcing you to start at 8am. Just turn on Gameday at 11am and pretend that's when the show starts.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||His contract was up||
Its because Rece's contract with ESPN was up and he wanted to do something bigger than get stuck with Mark and Lou all day. So in order to keep an extremely valuable employee (he does a ton for them) they had to give him a bigger role to keep FOX/CBS's hands off him. And this was rumored back when Fowler signed his deal last year. Still kind of surprising though.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Don't get those hopes up too||
Don't get those hopes up too high. Not likely to be a stellar day.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||He pulled in a ton of Vandy||
He pulled in a ton of Vandy recruits. Too lazy to look it up but it was around 7 or so I want to say.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Pretty much man. Twitter,||
Pretty much man. Twitter, snapchat and things like that are the way things are going. Quick info that's customizable to your interests.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||This is your answer here.||
This is your answer here. Twitter has killed their model. Kids list top schools, offers, visits, pictures, commitments, etc, etc on social media. There's becoming less and less of a reason to pay for the information. Wouldn't be surprised if this is the last year for some pay sites unless they drastically change their business model.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I'd be fine with banking some||
I'd be fine with banking some scholarships and just extending scholarships to fifth years or walkons. Harbaugh should be able to recruit a ton of talent in 2016. No dire need to take fliers on guys just to fill out the class.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Dad might be doing some more crying...||
Dad might be doing some more crying in the future.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Completely agreed||
If none of the members of the frats or sororities are willing to talk or rats each other out, I'd threaten to expell or suspend all six of the groups. When facing getting kicked out of school and ruining their future, some are bound to talk. But if they don't and want to band together as a group, then they can do down as a group.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||It IS a serious crime||
Here what I don't think you get: this isn't a petty crime. Its $100k in damages plus probably 2-3x that much in lost revenue. That's a shit ton of money, and considering it came at the peak of their season this is a huge, huge blow to those hotel's livelihood.
The fact that you can't understand that is amazing.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Yes, I would like that||
By the time all damages and lost revenue is accounted for, they'll have caused over $100k in damages. This is small time, petty stuff. This is felony level damage.
So A) fuck those kids. And B) I hope they are expelled and go to jail. Just because they are young and/or rich doesn't matter. The world is a harsh place with consequences. In the same way it doesn't work for rape or drunk driving, "oops I was drunk and we were just having fun" isn't an excuse.
|5 weeks 7 hours ago||Re-retire that number||
I really hope they re-retire that number. At least for QBs. Seeing that on a QB anytime soon would give me some serious PTSD.
|5 weeks 7 hours ago||The NFL argument||
The "not every game day is 75" NFL argument is kinda dumb. You're going to spend 3-5 years in college before ever getting the chance to play in the NFL. So why not spend it in someplace nice like LA? It'll be one of the last times you'll be able to chose where you want to live. And if you've never been, UCLA has a really, really beautiful campus. The alure of that is going to be tough to overcome while we all dig out of a blizzard here in CT.
|5 weeks 8 hours ago||Maybe a few weeks after NSD||
Maybe a few weeks after NSD. (Malik McDowell...never forget).
|5 weeks 8 hours ago||Wouldn't make much of a difference||
ESPN pulled in 28M viewers for each of the semifinal games and 33M for the final. For comparison, the AFC Championship game on CBS (America's most watched network) pulled in 37M viewers.
And ESPN paid $7.3B for the rights to the playoffs. They aren't moving it to another network. Even though ABC is part of the same company, its more beneficial to keep the game on ESPN than move it to ABC.
|5 weeks 8 hours ago||The main issue here is that||
The main issue here is that the semifinal games are on New Years Eve the next two years. The Alabama - Ohio State game was done at 12:45am ET this year so hosting prime time games on NYE is pretty stupid. Far fewer people will want to go and watch them.
Another thing moving the two semifinal games to Jan 2 would fix is that the seminfinals should be played after the other NY6 games. There was a nice build up to the Rose and Sugar this year and made the four games before feel a little more important. Playing the ahead of time will make the games on New Years pretty anticlimatic.
Personally I hope ESPN gets their way because the way the CFB Playoff people have set it up is stupid.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Clark isn't committing until||
Clark isn't committing until signing day. He's lined up to commit on ESPNU's coverage
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Especially when you consider||
Especially when you consider how much Mattison and Borges/Nuss were making. If I remember right, they were both paid around top 5-10'ish for coordinators. To go from there, and bump the whole pool up 25% or more is big.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah, but given that Harbaugh||
Yeah, but given that Harbaugh will be making around $7M by 2017 or so, if an NFL wants to hire him away from Michigan, they'll have to be prepared to pay in that $7-8/yr range. So, something like a 5 year $40M deal. If they are prepared to pay that, then I don't think a $5-10M buyout on top of that would really scare them away.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Asst pool is pretty big too||
At $4-5M, the pool for his assistants is a good bit bigger than Hoke's was ($2.5-3.5M) and Hoke's OC and DC were some of the highest paid in CFB. Hoke's assistant pool also included S&C salary. Harbaugh's does not. That's pretty encouraging as well.
And given all of the escalators and bonuses, Harbaugh should be up in Saban territory ($7M/yr) within 2-3 seasons.
No pressure or anything Jim.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||It made no sense||
Iverson was on the downside of his career too and was the opposite type of PG that the Pistons had success with. Joe D just had a massive hard on for Iverson (after coming very close to getting him earlier in his career) and couldn't resist. Chauncey actually had better stats in his final year with the Pistons than Iverson did in his first and only year.
Another thing here is that Chauncey and Rip were very close. Joe D traded Chauncey at the same time he resigned Rip to a longer deal, which pissed Rip off and made him more of a malcontent. And then in the following offseason, Joe D went and signed Ben Gordon to play the same damn positiion as Rip and also signed Charlie V. So he essentially traded away Chauncey for a redundant SG and a worthless PF. And they still didn't have a PG because he completely overestimated Stuckey's capabilities as a PG. Those moves killed their cap and flexibility for years.
It wasn't the Darko move or the Josh Smith move that killed the Pistons. It was the snowball effect created by trading Chauncey that killed the team.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Suspend the frat and expell||
Suspend the frat and expell anyone responsible. Give these assholes a real life education lesson.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Cmon man....that's not a||
Cmon man....that's not a vacuum the mess amount of damage. That's a go to jail amount of damage.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Have to assume some air loss during the game||
Plus, those balls take a beating during the game getting crushed and squished constantly by very large men. I highly doubt that a ball that's filled at 12.5 psi will still be 12.5 psi after going through a game. I mean, they have to lose some air during the course of the game, which would also alter the final pressure.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Me too||
Would like to see the math and science behind this. A simple "no" doesn't do anything for anyone. Seems like the perfect Sports Science segment. Like if you fill a ball to 12.5 psi inside a 70 degree room, and then go play with it outside in 40 degree weather for 4 hours, what PSI should you expect the ball to be at when you read the PSI back inside the 70 degree room after the game? Or even the next day depending on when they rechecked these balls.
I'd even like to see some variations on this. Like what if you filled the ball with 100 or 120 degree air?
|5 weeks 5 days ago||That's something that I'm||
That's something that I'm wondering too. If they are measured indoors at a warm temp, what's a normal expectation for deflation when they are outside and cold? And if you bring them back inside after the game, what's a normal expectation for PSI loss during the course of the game? Feels like there's a lot of science missing in this whole thing.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||And questioned why everyone was making such a big deal about it||
And then questioned why everyone was making such a big deal about this. Well, you tweeted out "life changing decision at 3pm", changed it to 4pm, and held a press conference. What an asshole.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Or the Pats or Saints||
I could see a team like the Pats or the Saints, or even Green Bay take a look at Jones. Stash him on the bench for a couple of years, develop him, and then he's ready if/when your starter decides to hang 'em up.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||I didn't say "any"||
I didn't say he didn't make any mistakes, I said he didn't make many. The fumble was bad, but he made a lot of good decisions and threw some great deep balls.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Austin Powers||
Dr. Evil describing his upbringing:
“My father was a relentlessly self-improving boulangerie owner from Belgium with low-grade narcolepsy and a penchant for buggery. My mother was a 15-year-old French prostitute named Chloé with webbed feet. My father would womanize; he would drink; he would make outrageous claims like he invented the question mark. Sometimes, he would accuse chestnuts of being lazy. The sort of general malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament…”
|6 weeks 4 days ago||What would another season really show?||
It is a bit crazy, but the three games he's played were three big time games, and two of those teams were really good. I mean, look at what he did vs Oregon's defense compared to what Jameis did. And Jameis is being touted as a top 10 type of QB. Jones didn't make many mistakes in any of the games, so would another season of games where he beats up on the Rutgers and Indianas of the world really show NFL types that much more?
He's excelled on the highest stages in CFB, and that's really all the NFL guys are looking for. Another season wouldn't do much to change that.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||That was Tuesday morning||
Yeah, that was on Tuesday. I was at that press conference and it was pretty interesting. Urban seemed a lot higher on Cardale's NFL future than Cardale was. Urban said his stock will likely never be higher. And Meyer said that he hadn't talked to Jones about the NFL at that point yet either.
So I'm guessing the two of them had a conversation shortly after, got some feedback from NFL types, and with all the uncertaintly about Ohio State's offense (don't forget they lost Herman too)...it just makes more sense to go pro even though he's only started three games.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Jameis||
I think Jameis is Jamarcus 2.0. They have almost identical college stats and both have a penchant for off-field buggery.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||To be fair...||
To be fair, I changed my signature to that when after every single semi-negative comment I posted about Hoke was met with "BUT, BUT, BUT....BRADY HOKE IS THE FUCKING MAN, HOW DARE YOU SAY SOMETHING BAD!!!" I decided to just say fuck it, and go with that. Because despite mounds of evidence to the contrary people thought Hoke was awesome and shat roses.
So 1) I told y'all so, and 2) you're right. Its time to change it.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Because anyone that is||
Because anyone that is looking for their third transfer is a head case. I don't want that at QB, and Harbaugh sure as shit won't want that.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||He gone||
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Wrong Harbaugh||
Wasn't Jim, it was John Harbaugh the coach of the Ravens.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||No SUPER BOWLL bums me out||
Stupid NFL. Ruining everyone's fun by not having SUPER BOWLL.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||What a goddamn ridiculously||
What a goddamn ridiculously awesome staff
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Georgia wins the injuries to||
Georgia wins the injuries to everyone award.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||It was an interview||
People (Webb) are getting caught up in semantics here. Any time and any setting you are meeting with a potential employer -- whether its dinner, drinks, or a formal in-office setting, its an interview. They are getting a feel for you as a person. And frankly, going out to eat with someone is a lot better guage of how that person is going to be to work with than some formal interview.
For whatever reason Sam Weeb is getting caught up in saying "it wasn't an interview" but I call bullshit. That was an interview. Probably one of several Ty is going to have.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Character and will are two very different things||
I tend to think that we'll see a good amount of attrition over the next year. Hoke was good at recruiting a bunch of guys that seem to have good character (obvious guys problems aside), but I don't know how many guys that want to fight and compete we have on our roster. Dudes like Mike Martin or Molk or Hart. I feel like we have a lot of guys that are just content to be there -- especially on offense.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||FSU has a major need at LB||
FSU has a major need at LB too. Probably doesn't bode to well for EJ that he couldn't stick in the rotation.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Maybe you should check his||
Maybe you should check his LinkedIn page
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Wouldn't be the worst thing||
If two more OL left, it wouldn't be the worst thing in the world.
I would imagine Michigan will see a Texas/Charlie Strong level of cleaning house in the coming months/year. The program is in need of a major culture change, and there's going to be a good amount of players that won't want to do it. Bosch won't be the last to get the "do it my way, or hit the highway" ultimatum from Harbaugh. To me, its better to clean out the "locker room lawyers" as it was put in Baumgardner's article even if it hurts you in the short term.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||I liked Nick's comment on||
I liked Nick's comment on Twitter too: "If you're not a little bit scared of your coach, then there might be an issue. I think that happens inside Michigan's locker room soon." I think that was a large part of the problem under Hoke. Too much best buddy as the head coach, and not as much respected leader. You should like your head coach becaue he pushes you to be your best, not because he supports you no matter how much you slack off or fuck up.
|8 weeks 13 hours ago||Who knows if he was actually||
Who knows if he was actually given the info. He's a young kid. He may have been told "I'm going to try and bring in Stanford SC's coach" and that got turned into "they're bringing in Turley"
|8 weeks 1 day ago||They should call the irony||
They should call the irony police.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||"OK that's enough. You and||
"OK that's enough. You and you, fight it out" That's some advanced parenting there. I like it. Probably not a coincidence those kids grew up to be so successful.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Would you invite your ex||
Would you invite your ex girlfriend to your wedding?
|8 weeks 5 days ago||That break down of our||
That break down of our offensive depth was a lot grimmer than I was expecting.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||He is firmly in the LOL NO||
He is firmly in the LOL NO THANKS camp these days.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||"Can I hug you?"||
"Can I hug you?"
|9 weeks 3 days ago||I feel like we need a vote||
I feel like we need a vote off for all our favorite Harbaugh to Michigan GIFs. This one and the Nyan cat ones are my favorites so far.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||When I read all of these||
When I read all of these Searchbits back as a mini novel one day this better not be the moment before the cruel plot twist at the end.
|10 weeks 3 hours ago||+1 for the lol sir. (Just||
+1 for the lol sir.
|10 weeks 3 hours ago||I would think so. Things||
I would think so. Things often go wrong between "I've made up my mind" and actually finalizing a contract. Kinda like "will you marry me?" "YES!!!" "OK cool, now I just need you to look over and sign this prenup...."
|10 weeks 3 hours ago||Lol, I kept thinking that and||
Lol, I kept thinking that and had to keep reminding myself he was gone. Like waking up from a bad dream. Brandon has ruined the name Dave for me.
|10 weeks 3 hours ago||Who is the Dave that he's||
Who is the Dave that he's referring to?
|10 weeks 4 hours ago||I think you can accomplish||
I think you can accomplish the same thing by putting the honored or retired numbers on the suites. People will see them there and be reminded.
|10 weeks 6 hours ago||Darko was also the only one that fit a need||
Darko was also the only guy that fit a need for the Pistons and made any sense given the team makeup. They had Rip and Chauncey so they didn't need someone like Wade. They thought Prince was going to be good and so they didn't need Melo -- plus they had 6th man of the year Corliss Williamson off the bench, where was Melo going to get minutes?
What they needed was a good big man to compliment Wallace. The thinking was that Darko was more NBA ready than a beanpole like Bosh. With his reported nasty streak he and Wallace were going to create a defensive force. So they took Darko.
|10 weeks 6 hours ago||Not sure how much of the success was him||
I'm not sure how much of Dumars' success was him, and how much was John Hammond's. I used to be plugged into NBA circles a lot more than I am now, but I remember talking to a scout once who said Hammond was the brains of the operation. And if you look at the timeline, things went to shit right about the time Hammond left for the Bucks in 2008. The Pistons went from 59 wins to 39 wins and haven't had a winning season since.
|10 weeks 10 hours ago||Just looked over their roster||
I just looked over their roster and its unbelievably bad. They have Monroe and Drummond and that's it. Jennings is an average PG at best, KCP shouldn't even been in the league let alone a starting SG, and they just don't have a SF. I mean you could probably swap out their entire bench for guys you found at the local Lifetime Fitness or YMCA and wouldn't be much worse off.
|10 weeks 10 hours ago||Good info||
I forgot about the cap exploding mitigating some of the damage from this contract. So they really just take a beating this year when it doesn't matter and then with more cap room in the future its not that big of a deal. Really like the move now.
Now SVG just needs to find a warmed over corpse to play SG because Caldwell-Pope is a giant turd masquerading as an NBA player.
Can we refire Dumars? Can someone be so bad at something that you can unretire their jersey?
|10 weeks 10 hours ago||I like it but gotta wonder||
I like it but gotta wonder how bad this is going to screw up their cap for the next couple of years.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Its not leverage, but him or||
Its not leverage, but him or his agent leaking it lets NFL teams know where the floor is for an offer. i.e. if you want my client, you better be prepared to make him the highest paid coach in football.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||That's what I think too||
That's pretty much what I think too. The leak of the offer is clearly a move by his agent to let Harbaugh's NFL suitors know what the floor is for negotiations. Seems like its the Raider or Jets. Oakland seems historically fucked up, but might ceed full control to Harbaugh. Salary + location + a top 5'ish pick to work with...that's kind of tempting.
For the Jets, they'll also be in that top 5 range in the draft, but if Harbaugh doesn't want to go to the Raiders, and its NYC or Ann Arbor, seems like Ann Arbor would be the choice. NYC is just as cold, its expensive, and its a pressure cooker there with the media.
Either way, its gonna be a long 2-3 weeks until we know.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Wonder if it doesn't scare some teams away||
I know its the NFL and they shit money, but $8M a year is a lot of dough. Wonder how many owners would be willing to double their current/former coaches' salary AND hand over control of the front office to Harbaugh. Oakland is paying $3M a year for Dennis Allen. In Chicago, Trestman makes $4.5M/yr. If Michigan is offering $8M/yr you're going to need to match or exceed that and figure out if you want to hand over a lot or all of Phil Emery's duties to Harbaugh. Some teams might just say fuck it and offer someone else $4-5M and keep the status quo in the front office.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||$10M/yr||
I said months ago they should just offer him $10M a year. Make it impossible to say no. Looks like we're getting close to that point.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||What if...|
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Boobies.||
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Oakland is likely moving in||
Oakland is likely moving in the next couple of years to LA. So he would be moving either way.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||He'll make more than 62 FBS head coaches||
According to Bruce Feldman, Muschamp will make more than 62 head coaches. Which is crazy. Worth it, but crazy.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||This was the first time since '07 ESPN broadcast it||
This was the first time since '07 ESPN broadcast the Iron Bowl, and CBS will most likely have the game again for the next several years. CBS normally has the game, but they opted to use their first pick on SEC games to broadcast that week on the Egg Bowl because at the time they had to pick games to broadcast, the Egg Bowl was looking like a top 5 matchup. ESPN lucked into the Iron Bowl being the best game of the week, and promoted it as such.
But you know, don't let facts get in the way of your ESPN hate.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Really?||
You can't expect people in media to know the two deep on every pro and college team in the country AND know the background on those players to know if they are untapped potential or just bodies.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||I'm confident Michigan fans||
I'm confident Michigan fans could spin any news as positive Harbuagh news these days. "Mudslides in California? Good news on the Harbaugh front, since Mrs. Harbaugh hates muddy feet."
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Think part of it may have||
Think part of it may have also come when people started to turn on the people who were his sources which caused him to get defensive and weird.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||It also helps identify who your leaks are||
It also helps identify who your leaks are. Tell one admin assistant that "Schiano and Addazio are rising up the board", tell another "Sean Payton is a possibility" and tell a third "Les Miles wil take the job if its offered." Real easy to find out who is leaking what to whom that way.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||It is||
Along with a slew of clickbait tweets, Sam also tweeted out a 4mo. membership will get you through the coaching search and signing day. Thanks, but no thanks dude.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||What about a bucket of hoes?||
What about a bucket of hoes? A box perhaps?
|12 weeks 2 days ago||I'd take Schiano over Addazio||
I'd take Schiano over Addazio in a heart beat. At least Schiano has done something as a head coach.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Sam Webb is turning into a||
Sam Webb is turning into a clickbait whore. It's just rumor after rumor. Who the hell is even a source for him any more? The entire program has been cleaned out. Only one left would be DeBord and I doubt that.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Get better soon Ace. The||
Get better soon Ace. The MGoCommunity is behind you.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||If there was actually an||
If there was actually an agreement signed it would also allow Harbaugh to build a staff that can get out and start recruiting while he finishes off the season. That would be huge and a true win-win for all involved.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Not to be a dick, but I||
Not to be a dick, but I honestly can't think of one thing to thank him for. What about the BBQ, was that Hoke or RichRod? If it's Hoke, thanks for that because that seems like a cool tradition.
|13 weeks 5 hours ago||I would bet his source is||
I would bet his source is Fred Jackson since Sam has been plugged in for a while and Jackson has survived multiple coaches. Will be interesting to see how plugged in Sam is if/when Jackson is retired.
|13 weeks 10 hours ago||That was my reaction to the fake report yesterday||
When that fake report came out on Twitter yesterday, my immediate reaction was FUCK THIS, and just giving up on the team and next season. I mean good lord, how could anyone -- fan or player -- possibly rally behind this guy one more time? I would be more excited about an upcoming trip to the dentist than the 2015 football season if Hoke was back.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||SO HOT RIGHT NOW||
He's kind of similar to Hoke in a way. Had one good season, and a bunch of middle of the road ones. But, success in the SEC is a lot harder to achive than success in the MAC or Mountain West. So he'd be an upgrade and the non-Harbaugh options all have some sort of flaw. Hell, even Jim has flaws which is why he's on his way out in San Fran.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Both programs are similar||
I feel like Michigan and Nebraska are pretty similar at this point. Both are living in the past, and both are dealing with unrealistic expectations. 67-27 and four division titles should be about right at Nebraska considering the changed landscape in CFB and the resources/location they have.
Michigan on the other hand, is also living in 1988, but their unrealistic expectations are that they should be winning 10, 11 games a year without changing with the times or doing what it takes to get the job done.
And honestly, I would kill to be Pelini era Nebraska.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Good analysis. I agree on||
Good analysis. I agree on Funchess. There's no way a team spends a 1st or 2nd rounder on him based on potential. Doubtful they'd even spend a 3rd on that. Those picks are all expected to be contributors, not projects. And with so many good WRs out there why waste a pick on a project? Pick someone that can get the job done.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Pretty sure he'll be a So.||
If I remember right, medical redshirt/hardships come into effect once all of your elligility has been exhausted. So since he played one season already, Peppers will be a Sophomore next season. If he gets to a fifth year, he'll then be a RS SR.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Pretty sure we're not going||
Pretty sure we're not going to have 30-40 players transfer.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||He also lied||
Hoke also lied -- or spoke out of both sides of his mouth if you want to sugar coat it -- and thought we were all too stupid to notice. Doing that to anyone will piss them off. Especially people that have to write about your program every day.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||I happen to love his||
I happen to love his pessimism. Or reality. Whatever you prefer. He seems to call it as it is, and openly question the coaches's stupidity. And I like that. Its refreshing. Hell, Brian does it all the time.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||No. There's generally no||
No. There's generally no reason for an average fan to know who the AD is.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Maybe he'll be working for a||
Maybe he'll be working for a drilling company. He could say "welllllll..." all he wanted and no one would bat an eye.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||That only works if you're||
That only works if you're developing future leaders from within. Michigan has failed at this too. They aren't really the leaders or the best. Or victors for that matter.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||I think these are a lot of||
I think these are a lot of same "internal problems" we keep hearing about. Just general incompetence and shooting themselves in the foot despite all of the resources and advantages they have. Michigan appears to be broken from the inside and I really don't feel like they are competent enough to turn it around and become a premier program again. I think Nebraska is our ceiling when it comes to football. Which, considering they win 9-10 games a year, I'd take in a heartbeat right now.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Forgot one||
I also forgot to mention that he and the board also recently killed a sizeable donation that would have gotten UAB out of the red and into the black. Can't remember if that was tied to the stadium thing or not.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||There's more to this than money||
There's a lot more to this than profitability. Bear Brynat's son Paul "Little Bear" Bryant has tried to run UAB into the ground for years. Intentionally. He sits on the UAB board of trustees and has made several moves over the year to hurt UAB. For instance, he blocked UAB from hiring Jimbo Fisher back in 2006 because he felt that would hurt Alabama's chances of hiring Saban.
Little Bear has held a grudge against AUB for a long time and wants Alabama to be the only program in the state. He turns 70 in Feb, and a state law won't allow him to be on the board beyond that. So dismantling the UAB program would be the fullfillment of a lifelong quest.
|14 weeks 8 hours ago||Should've been benched a long time ago||
I hope he goes. Not becuase he's going to get drafter high, but because he displays a piss poor attitude on the field. Hoke should have nailed his ass to the bench a long time ago. You play hard or you don't play at all. I think it'll be addition by subtraction for the WR corps next season.
|14 weeks 8 hours ago||CFL life||
He should put in some more effort or he's gonna be enjoying that CFL life -- Ford Tauruses, part time jobs, bills, and an uncertain financial future.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Seems to be missing context||
Yeah, seems like that's missing some context. Its probably as simple as regents: "have you found any candidates for the permanent AD post?"
Hackett (probably): "No. We're going to be forming a search committee in the coming weeks."
Regents (probably): "Ahh...cool. In the event this takes a long time, how long can you stay on as interim AD? A year? Two years?"
Hackett (probably): "I could do two years."
Article: HACKETT HASN'T FOUND ANYONE, PLANS TO STAY ON TWO YEARS!!
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah, I think everyone except||
Yeah, I think everyone except the defense has checked out on the season. If they get down early to Ohio State, that game could get real ugly.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||At this point, a good combine||
At this point, a good combine showing isn't going to offset all of the film on Funchess. He gets pushed around by DBs, drops way too many passes, shows no ability to fight for the ball, and doesn't block. He'll have to have a combine for the ages, and then interview his ass off to offset all of that bad tape.
There were 5 WRs and one TE in the first round last year. Funchess is neither the top TE or a top 5 WR so I don't see the 1st round projections. In the top 50, there were 8 WRs and 3 TEs taken. I don't think Funchess falls in that group either. Just too many question marks for him to be one of the top 50'ish players in the draft.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Agree on Butt||
Watching that game I kept thinking, thank god we have this guy coming back on offense next season. Seems like our only weapon.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||C'mon||
C'mon just about every route a WR runs doesn't end with a reception. And not every pass is going to hit you in the numbers. Your job as a WR is to get open and catch whatever is thrown in your direction. And if its not thrown to you, block your ass off. These WRs aren't doing any of that. Hecklinski has done an awful job with them.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||That moment sealed for me.||
That moment sealed for me. Dude ain't ready for the NFL. If a tiny college corner is doing that to you, NFL corners, LBs, and safeties are going to eat his lunch.
Which will probably be on the ground because Funchess dropped it.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||But that's what I'm saying...what ability?||
But that's what I'm saying...what ability? Those first round projections were based on potential and results from early in the year, but he's been really bad the last several weeks. NFL scouts won't overlook that. He's not a TE in the NFL because he's allergic to blocking, and he's not even one of the top 10 WRs in college so definitely not a 1st rounder. He's played himself down into the 3rd'ish round I would think.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Me either||
He's gone from 1st rounder to a guy I'm not even sure I would draft because I don't know what he brings to the table. He doesn't have elite speed, strength, hands, or desire. He's just tall and can jump which doesn't take you very far in the NFL.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Doubt it. Most of them will||
Doubt it. Most of them will be at the end of their career or out of college before Michigan is at an "I regret" level.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||They are a long way from||
They are a long way from being at an MSU level and even further from being at a CFB playoff level. It's gonna take YEARS to rebuild this.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||So what?||
In a four year span (2010-2013) Michigan signed 26, 19, 25, 27 -- that's 97 recruits. So acording to you, Michigan must be super evil at recruiting too.
There are plenty of good reasons to sign lots of full classes and they aren't all nefarious.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Greyshirts have to pay their own way||
For some kids, a greyshirt isn't an option since you have to pay your own way and basically just be a student until the school decides to pay your way for you. For someone out of state, that can be a pretty big bill. Around $25k for a year according to Miss St's site. And if that same school had offered to give you a full ride, and then changed their minds a month and change before you were set to enroll, would you really trust that they were going to give you a scholarship after you enrolled?
So yeah, that's a pretty big deal.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||I think its all the things||
I think its all the things Brian and Seth have alluded to over the last several months. Things like DeBord and Carr still being around in the program and having influence. Michigan has gotten very stale and resistent to change, and they very much need of some change. When you still have a lot of old guard in place with all of their loyalties and influence, it can make change very painful or impossible. Its tough to introduce change if you have a bunch of coworkers grumbling "that's not how we do it here" behind your back. Just ask Rich Rod.
And Schlissel may be on to this with his notion that hiring an outsider for the AD role could be what's best for the program. Hell, Brandon may have even been on to this to an extent when he cleared out a bunch of people and brought in workers loyal to him and not some ghost of the program past. Brandon just did a lot of other shit wrong so it didn't quite work.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Hey, at least we're winning||
For as shitty as things have been, I would say that winning 3 out of 4 actually does qualify as things are looking up. Add in the fact that the much despised Brandon is gone, and they are definitely looking up.
I mean the end result is the same, but at least its a little sunny on the way to our destination now instead of the normal gloom and doom.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||I'm with ya there||
Totally agree is the SEC, Pac-12, Big 12, and then everyone else.
I'd love to see FSU left out, but unless Florida or someone beats them its not going to happen. I mean, you wanna talk about bad schedules and beating no one...take a look at FSU's schedule. Yeesh. And way to barely beat a three (now four) loss Miami team.
I still like the idea of conf champs facing each other if its a close call between teams. And I think head-to-head should matter. So since I too think FSU isn't even a top 10 team let alone a top 4 team (seriously would you take them against any top 10 team right now?), I'd go with Oregon, Alabama, Baylor, and Ohio State. Those would be some fun semifinal matcups.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||More free time||
More free time
|14 weeks 6 days ago||I don't think the committee cares||
I don't think the committee cares or is going to buy in to all of that. At some point it becomes a "we only lose because we play each other and everyone is good" echo chamber effect. And if they have to choose between Mississippi State, Baylor, TCU, and Ohio State for the fourth slot, I think they'll lean towards the team that actually won their conference. I think Baylor and TCU will cancel each other out, Mississippi State loses points because their schedule is kinda weak and they didn't win their division or conference, and that leaves the door open for Ohio State.
For as good as OSU has looked lately, its pretty hard to argue that they don't deserve a shot. And frankly, I'd like to see the committee place some extra signifigance on actually winning your conference. You have four spots for 5 conf champs. It would be kinda shitty to have two champs sitting out in year one. If all things are equal for the fourth spot, give the nod to the team that won their conference.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Assuming they beat Arkansas||
That's assuming Ole Miss beats Arkansas this weekend. They are only a 3pt favorite, Arkansas has been close to beating a lot of good teams this season, and finally notching a good win over LSU might give them the confidence boost to knock off Ole Miss at home.
A win over a three loss free-falling Ole Miss team wouldn't be as impressive. And winning their conference would probably give Ohio State the edge over Miss St for the fourth spot.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||LSU just got shutout by Arkansas||
I don't know how updated the Sagarin rankings are, but LSU just got shutout by Arkansas for their first SEC win in two years. So I (and likely the committee) would take that with a fairly large grain of salt.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Quality wins||
Take a look at MSST's schedule. They get credit for beating a lot of teams that looked good at the time. They beat #8 LSU who is now 7-4, #6 TAMU who is now 7-4, and #2 Auburn who is now 7-3. Auburn is the only ranked team they've beaten and everyone else on their schedule has been terrible.
Compare that to Ohio State, who if they win the Big Ten championship game, will have wins over a ranked Michigan State and Wisconsin team. The committee has said they will take injuries into account and losing to Va Tech in Barrett's second game certainly fits the bill for that.
You may hate Ohio State just because they are Ohio State, but when you really look at the schedules and quality wins they aren't THAT different.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||He works for Yahoo||
Forde works for Yahoo. But let that bias shine through anyways.
|15 weeks 11 hours ago||C'mon don't downplay it like it was a Diet Coke||
C'mon man...don't write off stealing a laptop like he stole someone's can of Diet Coke from the fridge. He went into a dorm room, and stole a laptop. There's no downplaying that. If it was a 50" LED TV would you downplay that too? Costs the same as a laptop.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||But that's why I asked what||
But that's why I asked what other details could make what happened OK. You have the visual evidence the cops saw, the statements from the witnesses in the room, and statements from the other guests in adjoining rooms. What story from Clark could possibly counteract all of that?
|15 weeks 1 day ago||It was the biggest news story||
It was the biggest news story out there for a long time. It was on ESPN, Fox, morning shows, nightly news shows....everywhere. Take off your tinfoil hat and quit blaming ESPN for every goddamn perceived ill in the world.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||He was a mid to late round||
He was a mid to late round pick before this. Now? He'll be lucky to be drafted. You can't introduce a draft pick who was arrested for beating his pregnant girlfriend.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||But that's where the||
But that's where the indefinite suspension works best. Indefinite can wind up being 4 hours or forever. Clearly he did something that warrants being removed from team activities until further notice.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||What other details would make||
What other details would make it OK? She had a spider on her face and in the midst of him trying to punch it off her, it jumped onto his nose and she tried to bite it off?
|15 weeks 1 day ago||With her younger brother in||
With her younger brother in the shower? GTFO man.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||At a minimum he should be||
At a minimum he should be suspended indefinitely immediately. Really bad look to leave his status unchanged.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Get a tablet instead||
If you're only using it for surfing the web and email, get a tablet and a bluetooth keyboard instead. Probably cheaper, faster, and better.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Indirectly, yes||
For instance, Alabama boosters paid off Nick Saban's house. If someone wants to hand you a bunch of money for no good reason at all, there's not much anyone can do about it.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Fantasy?||
Who said he'd be living out his fantasy? And what does that have to do with anything?
Michigan's situation is pretty equivalent to Texas (who just hired a guy for $5M a year), so $4-5M is the minimum of what it's going to take to hire a top flight coach. Factor in that their top candidate is currently making $5M/yr and the program isn't in a position where they can afford miss on their third straight hire, that means opening up the bank.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Right, and if you want to||
Right, and if you want to lure someone away from their current job, or from a higher level of their profession, you aren't going to do it by matching or going below their current salary. If Michigan is serious about trying to poach Harbaugh from the NFL, they need to go strong with an offer in the $5-7M range, not the $4-5M range.
Nothing says we really want you like a Brinks truck full of money.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||I'm sorry but $4-5M isn't||
I'm sorry but $4-5M isn't getting a Harbaugh type guy.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Why would Barrett concede?||
Miller won't even be throwing until some time in the summer, so the Buckeyes will go through spring practice with Barrett as the QB too. With shoulder issues a big question mark for his potential NFL future, I could see Braxton going the Denard route and working out as a WR for the 2015 for the Buckeyes.
As good as he was, its going to be really hard to beat a red hot Barrett after sitting out an entire season. Not to mention Barrett will have an entire offseason to get even better than he was.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Agreed||
I took that to mean constantly having to talk about ADs and football and coaches is taking up a lot more of his time than it reasonably should. And only because its all a mess right now and he's the only adult left to deal with it, not because he doesn't like athletics.
|16 weeks 10 hours ago||Was thinking the same||
Especially with the way that some of the other top WRs have looked over the last couple of weeks. I know the media scouts still have him ranked high, but I wonder how much they've really looked at the film lately. Funchess has looked a lot more like a guy you take a flier on later in the draft than a first rounder.
|16 weeks 11 hours ago||No kidding||
A stronger coach would have benched him a while ago. Funchess has been giving minimal effort for weeks. Sit his ass down and send a message to the rest of the team. Not like the team has anything to lose anyways. And I'm sure we have plenty of other people can not block people or drop passes.
|16 weeks 11 hours ago||Funchess has been out if it for weeks||
Funchess has looked off for weeks. And not in a way that has anything to do with injuries. It just looks like he genuinely does not give the slightest of shits. Dropped passes, no blocking, not fighting for the ball, and mental mistakes like this. Wonder how much he's killing his draft stock, because scouts will surely notice.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Nuss wasn't staying at||
Nuss wasn't staying at Alabama so I don't know if I'd really say he left there willingly to come to Michigan. Alabama was bringing in Kiffin no matter what. My guess is they let a few in the coaching community know Nuss was available to be poached without a fight.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||That would work in Jameis' favor too||
Having his attorney disbarred would work in having the trial delayed too. Would need some time for the new atty to take over the case.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Sometimes it's just best to||
Sometimes it's just best to move on. When the hot girl your dating suddenly develops a tail and there's 10 other equally as hot girls that want you, maybe just move on instead of waiting to see if that tail situation gets straightened out.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Why? They created this mess||
Why? They created this mess so why have sympathy for them?
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Goddamn people, if you're||
Goddamn people, if you're going to keep saying I'm wrong, please tell how I'm wrong.
EDIT: You know what? Don't tell me how I'm wrong. I'm so goddamn tired of explaining how redshirts work to people I really don't care anymore. Believe whatever the hell you want. Infinite eligibility for everyone.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||My bad on that part then||
You're right. For some reason I thought he redshirted his freshman year.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Isn't that what I said?||
Not sure what you guys are getting out of what I wrote, but that's the same as what I said. Medical redshirts/medical hardships don't matter at all until you've exhausted all of your other eligibility. We went through this with Devin Gardner when there were questions on whether or not his medical hardship had been granted. DG had redshirted one season before he got hurt and they went after a medical hardship for him. But that would only kick in once he exhausted all of his other eligibility.
Maybe you're getting caught up on the whole philosophical thing. My point with that is that before the medical hardship, Peppers had 4 years left to play 3 seasons. Meaning he still could take a normal redshirt season. But Peppers isn't going to redshirt because he's too damn good. So Michigan was really only looking at the possibility of having him for a max of three more seasons of playing time.
With the medical hardship now a factor, that restores a full season of play for Peppers, meaning Michigan can now get a max of four more years out of Jabrill. And because he won't be taking a normal redshirt season, philosophically this medical hardship waiver will make Jabrill -- if he's still here at that point -- the same as a fifth year senior that redshirted the normal route.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||How am I wrong?||
What part of what I said is wrong? You get five years to play four seasons in college. If you play any part of any game, that counts as a season. Because Peppers played this season, he still had four years left to play three seasons. But, because they are going to go after a medical hardship/redshirt for him, that restores a season for him. So instead of four years to play three seasons, he's back to having five to play four. He's essentially a member of the 2015 recruiting class now.
And again, none of this really matters because he'll likely never be around that long to make use of the extra years.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Philosophically he's kind of right||
Medical redshirts really only come into play for granting a sixth year of elligibility. You get your normal 4 to play 5, and a medical redshirt can grant a sixth year. So technically, its a medical redshirt, but in all likelihood if it ever comes up it'll philosophically be more like a redshirt/5th year.
But in reality none of it really matters since Peppers probably won't be here four years let alone five or six.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Along with teaching speed,||
Along with teaching speed, Michigan coaches probably also think they can teach their players to be competent.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||John L and Long||
I don't know why people give Long shit for hiring John L Smith. Your options for hiring someone midseason are slim to non exisitent. What was Long really supposed to do after firing Petrino? The season was shot, and if you don't have any qualified assistants on staff, you need to bring in someone from the outside. Smith was about the only option available.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Reminds me of the Tigers||
It all reminds me of when the Tigers were terrible in the early 2000s, and wanted to make a move towards being good. No one wanted to play for them because they were terrible. So the only way to get better was to pay way over market rate for guys like Pudge Rodriguez. That changed the culture and perception of the Tigers and eventually allowed them to sign and recruit players for a more reasonable rate.
The Big Ten and Michigan are in Detroit Tiger's 2004 territory. If they want to bring in a guy like Harbaugh, they need to offer in the $6-8M a year range and make him say no. Make the money outweigh the benefits the SEC and warmer climates can offer.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||True, but who brings in the food for all of those mouths?||
True, but who brings in the food for all of those mouths? If you don't invest in your breadwinners, then people are eventually going to go hungry. Trying to go cheap over $1-2M so you can spend a little extra on gymnastics, tennis, and field hockey doesn't make a lot of sense.
If you were in charge of a big company would you pay top dollar for a great sales staff? Or would you go cheap on sales so Jan in accounting and Pete down in the mail room can get a good raise?
Feed your breadwinners to keep the machine running and everyone stays happy.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Strong was definitely STRONG||
Even though it was L'ville, the Charlie Strong hire was definitely STRONG by Texas. Charlie was the hottest poachable coach out there last season, and had done a great job at L'Ville. That wasn't an average hire at all.