...talks about how UConn hasn't been in contact and how they're out. (HT: UMHoops)
|4 days 20 hours ago||You absolutely need a second QB||
What's not that common is a school using only one QB for a whole season. Almost never happens.
|4 days 20 hours ago||Only 1 QB played every snap last year||
I read somewhere a few months ago that only one school from a BCS conference had a QB that played every single snap last year. I want to say it was Iowa. Or maybe Purdue. Definitely a B1G school.
|1 week 5 days ago||Yeah, he should get faster||
Yeah, its kinda crazy to think he's only a junior and should presumably get faster. The guy he beat in the 200m is also a junior, so that should be a hell of a race next year.
|1 week 6 days ago||Yes. Woolfolk ran the 100yd dash||
The NJSIAA records list Woolfolk as sharing the 9.7s 100-yard record. The 100m record is 10.2s set by Dennis Mitchell in 1983.
For those wondering, 100 yards = 91.44 meters.
|1 week 6 days ago||Finished the 100m dash in 10.8s||
Here's an updated article with times and whatnot.
He had a 10.8 in the 100, and 21.13 in the 200. The 21.13 was 4th fastest in state history.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah, all news from the Chicago NFTC||
Yeah, looking back this is basically all the same news that came out of the May 5th Chicago Nike camp. He announced his final four, a decision date, and plans to visit all four schools there. Maybe the 1pm time for the announcement was the new "news."
|2 weeks 2 days ago||You're right||
You're right. It is old news. Very old news actually.
Here's an article from May 6th talking about the June 27th commitment date, and his desire to visit all of his finalists before he commits. Wonder why reporters were treating it as something new?
I officially retract my jackass-y comments.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Today at the NFTC he said...||
Today at the NFTC he said that his first visit gave him "bad vibes" and was just "too chaotic." He did say his second visit that he took went much better, but wasn't good enough to put them into his top five or anything and he relayed that info to Urb.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||How is this old news||
How is this old news if Jones just texted his decision date and visit plans out? Are you from the future? Did we land Da'Shawn Hand? What about Adoree or Artavis? Did Brady Hoke develop a triple point manuever?? So much I want to know...
|3 weeks 18 hours ago||Because an editor has never let anything slip by||
The fact that it got past his editors means nothing. Its a stupid comment on his part that didn't need to be said at all, and as a spokesperson for the University, he'll be lucky to have a job after this.
Often the smartest thing you can say is nothing. Beckmann should've headed that advice.
|3 weeks 18 hours ago||Two regents already want him out||
Apparently, the regents are having a conference call about this today and two of them already want him out. So yeah, its news. And potentially bigger news shortly.
|3 weeks 19 hours ago||He's U of M's play-by-play guy||
He's U of M's play-by-play guy. How does this NOT belong here?
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Search committee members should get fired||
While the AD may not get fired, this is the type of thing that should get people on the search committed fired. You hire a firm to look for candidates, ignore their advice, and hire someone with the same checkered background that got you into the mess in the first place.
The people on the search committee had one job to do, and fucked it up in every possible way.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Definitely a story||
On its own, it might not be a story. But given what's happened recently at Rutgers, its a big story. Rutgers hired a search firm to look for candidates to replace Pernetti (who as a reminder turned a blind eye to a coach abusing his players), and Hermann wasn't one of the candidates that the firm sent back. So they hired a firm, ignored that firm's advice, and then hired someone without doing any sort of background check at all, and got a former coach that abused her players and co-workers. And as an added bonus, she boldfaced lied at her introductory press conference about not remembering the wedding where she A) was a bridesmaid at, B) caught the boquet, and C) was later sued for a comment she made on camera about hoping the bride/her asst coach didn't get pregnant.
The whole thing just screams total incompetence by Rutgers.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I'll eat a hot dog||
If this does prove to be a jinx, I'll eat hot dogs as punishment.
|4 weeks 23 hours ago||By NW's standards this is the best they've been||
By NW's recruiting standards, this is as hot as they've even been. Two 4-stars plus Doles in the span of a few weeks is outstanding for them. And better than anyone else in the Big Ten outside of Michigan over the same stretch.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||double post||
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Probably more about a free trip to Nike||
I doubt that Speight is traveling across the country just for help with his ratings. Or even the experience really. I would bet the primary reason he's going is to get an invitation to the Elite 11 Finals and The Opening held at the end of June at Nike's headquarters. The only way to go is to compete in one of these events. And at those events, you do get a ton of experience and training.
Plus, for the recruits, that's a hell of a free trip and a lot of nice swag. I'm just surprised he didn't go to the Elite 11/NFTC that was held in his own backyard (Wash. DC) a few weeks ago. Maybe he just wanted to see the Golden Gate Bridge.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||I get what you're saying, but its news||
I get what you're saying that these sites make money off of these kids, but at its core, its news gathering and reporting. There's a large audience of people out there that want to know what's going on with these recruits and what the latest news is. Much in the same way there's an audience in every town that wants to know what the latest news in the community is.
Both the recruiting services and your local news send reporters out to news worthy events, get quotes from notable people, and deliver that infomation to their audience and profit off the ads they sell built around there news reporting. The recruits don't get money in the same way the local gardener doens't get any money when he's interviewed about having the city's most kick ass garden.
And everybody in news distorts headlines. Its called a tease and it gets you to tune in or click on a link. "Is there something in your house that can kill you? Story at 11."
When interest in these recruits dries up (not happening any time soon) the sites will dry up too. But in the meantime, this is just how news works. Deal with it.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||The Opening was pre mono too||
His performance at The Opening was pre mono too. His shaky play in his senior year and at the UA game were all after his body said "no mas." So hopefully, pre mono Shane is the real one.
Or you know, he's a 17/18 year old kid and they have up and down days.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||ESPN has a free video discussing it||
ESPN has a free video discussing Speight at the Elite 11.
Its a brief mention, but hey...its free. And there's highlights.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Also, its a followup post||
In addition to all of that, its a followup post to the one from over the weekend about him setting a record in the 200m.
Just making sure the MGoCommunity has their facts straight. Peppers is fast, but not SHADOW FAST.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||We should totally recruit his shadow||
We should totally recruit his shadow. Its faster than Jabrill and able to stick to its man like glue. Would be a fantastic corner.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Love the subdued "holy shit"||
Love the subdued "holy shit" as he's about to cross the finish line.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Only 1 D1 team had one QB take all the snaps last year||
Fun fact, only one D1 team (Iowa) had just one QB take all of snaps in a season last year. Didn't do the research myself, by but that's what I was told.
|6 weeks 20 hours ago||The commercials thing is the best||
Passing a law to make the commercials quiter might be the best thing the govt has done in the last ten years. And I say that only half jokingly.
But as much as people want or think that the government should step in here, it'll never happen because the media companies make a ton of money with this model, and the cable companies have their own monopolies on the market and also make a ton of money. So we're just stuck with the current system and those lovely high bills.
|6 weeks 21 hours ago||The media companies would never allow it||
Here's your intro to TV -- the majority of the TV channels on cable are owned by like 4-5 companies: Viacom, Disney, Time Warner, News Corp, and Comcast/NBCUniversal. Lifetime is partially owned by Disney. So in your example, you're never going to get the 5 channels you want because Disney forces cable companies to bundle all of their channels together -- the ESPN networks, all of the Disney channels, ABC Family, Lifetime, A&E, etc.
And I know everyone always has this a la carte pipe dream, but it'll never be cheaper. The fact that all of the channels are bundled together keeps the cost of them down. So you'll never get just ESPN/ESPN2 for like $5 a month. If it ever went to a a la carte model, Disney would probably try and bundle all of their channel together for like $30/month or give you the option of getting ESPN/ESPN2 for $25 a month. Its the Costco model of media -- its cheaper to buy in bulk.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||This is the laughable part of the LOI||
This is the laughable part of the LOI. Technically, its a contract. You sign it and agree to play for that school, and in return, the school will provide you with a scholarship. Now, you see cases like LSU a few years ago where the kid has signed a LOI and LSU goes "oops, too many scholarship athletes on campus...peace out kid" and there's nothing the kid can do about it. Sure he could try and sue the univsersity and try and get his scholarship, but that would take years to go through court, and at the end of it, he just wants to play football and go to college like everyone else. So he just accepts the cut and hopefully finds a spot elsewhere.
If the recruit, like in Thomas' case, tries to flip the tables, the school can be as big of a dick as they want. They don't have to provide a release, and they can restrict him from going wherever he wants. And really, there's not much he can do about it.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Not a lot, and you have to go back far||
Miles and Mattison are definitely the best, but you have to go back almost 20 years for their time as assistants at Michigan which I wouldn't consider recent enough to fit in the whole developing coaches thing. Same with Vance Bedford.
Ron English I wouldn't really count as a success since he went Michigan DC -> Louisville DC -> Eastern head coach. That's a downward path in my opinion. Fred Jackson has been running backs coach for a 147 years. Not a lot of developing their either (except in outlandish superlatives -- he's still the best at that).
Scott Loeffler is good example. And Sheridan and Hoke I'll give you too. But both were Michigan assistants 10-15 years ago. And going back to the main point of paying assistant coaches, since salaries have exploded in the last 10-15 years in college football, Michigan hasn't really "developed" anyone outside of Loeffler maybe Montgomery and he was only here for two seasons and its too soon to know if he's a success story or not.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Smoke baby fetish?||
Maybe OP has a smoke/demon baby fetish.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Which assistants?||
Not to be the turd in the punch bowl, but which assistants have gone on to great coaching careers out of Michigan in the last 10-20 years? Montgomery to Oklahoma was the only one I can think of lately that moved up. Going back to Carr, Hoke has pretty much been the only one to amount to anything, right? Wasn't one of the big criticisms of Lloyd that he never had much of a coaching tree?
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Are you serious?||
How in god's name do you think that inverting the video will avoid copyright rules? It's still the same content. You could invert, flip it, make it black and white, or even one of those old timey film looks on it and the content would be the same.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah, fuck them for||
Yeah, fuck them for protecting their property. Dicks.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Oh the irony||
You're pissed that YouTube is using your materials for their own (financial) gain, while you're using other people's materials for your own (enjoyment) gain. Makes sense.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Mike Cox is never irrelevant||
Mike Cox is never irrelevant. (5th grade snickering...)
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Jets are listing him at OL||
Jets are listing him at OL and worked him out as a guard, so he'll be on the OL.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Offense/punt returns = Woodson 2.0||
He's got the ability to play on offense and be an electric punt returner like Woodson was. So I think Woodson 2.0 is a better comparison than Ty Law 2.0
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Whole lot more balanced than the Big Ten||
Whole lot more balanced than the new Big Ten. Plus, everyone is overlooking the fact that we have to play Indiana, Maryland, and Rutgers every year now. Fuck. That.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||But on the flip side||
You'll only have one of Michigan, Ohio State, and Penn State (when they get their shit back together) in your championship game every year. That's going to hurt whoever's left on the outside's shot of getting into a playoff. Like it or not, the Big Ten ain't getting the same love that the SEC gets in that regard.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Weak is a massive understatement||
The East is crazy stacked. Wisconsin must be absolutely thrilled with this alignment. They have a pretty clear path to the championship game every year.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Because that was annoying when that happened||
Because that was annoying when that happened...
|8 weeks 5 days ago||I think Woodson is a solid comparison||
I think Woodson is a solid comparison. The ability to be a lock down corner, play both ways, and be an electric return man. Hell, they are even both 6'1"
|8 weeks 5 days ago||They are low on the state of Ohio in general||
Only two players in the state of Ohio cracked the ESPN 150. I think the state of Michigan had 4 or 5.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Kid could easily be a stud at WR too||
Watched them the other day and came away equally impressed. Considering his ability to return punts and kicks, he'd be like a Woodson 2.0. Which like, yes please.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||If you're a top 15 pick, then yes||
I think if you're going to be a top 15 pick, then yes, its probably worth it because you're getting that rookie contract with the guaranteed money that comes with it. But if you're in the bottom half of the first round, then no, its not worth it because you could easily slide into the second round and be out of the league quickly, no guaranteed money, and be left with a career floating around Europe.
Plus, if you go at the end of the 1st round, you can have a D. Morris situation where you go to a good team and sit on the bench with limited opportunities to crack the starting lineup. Stay in school, work on your game, and enter the league in a situation where you have a better shot of getting a lot of playing time to showcase yourself for that second contract.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Haha..oops||
Sorry, missed that one. My mind was being ravaged by the corporate horror known as "expense reports."
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Odds were low for a redshirt||
I think the odds of Shane making it through 2013 without burning his redshirt were pretty low to begin with. Hopefully Gardner stays healthy and we only need the backup for mop up duty in a blowout and said backup can be this Cleary kid.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Tate was a headcase||
Tate was/is a headcase and wasn't going to be around for his redshirt senior season anyways.
But, you can definitely blame RR for having shitty depth across the roster and forcing Hoke to address that instead of taking a QB in 2012.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Calculated gamble||
Given that he had Denard, Devin, an Bellomy on campus, and a great 2013 QB in Shane Morris already committed during the 2012 recruiting cycle, it was a gamble to skip taking a QB that year and get some much needed depth elsewhere on the roster. And depending on how Morris shapes up once he gets on campus, it may still be the right decision.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Hoke didn't take a QB in 2012||
Not all RichRod's fault. Hoke didn't take a QB in the 2012 class which is why there's no depth at the position. We had Gardner in 2010, Bellomy in 2011, no one in 2012, and Morris in 2013. But yeah...please stop tearing ACLs.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||We can't have nice things, can we?||
We can't have nice things, can we?
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Meh||
Live would be nice, but at least its stil on TV. Now you'll know what to watch for when its on.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Well shit||
At least we have some depth at LB for once.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Too much money invested||
If they did away with athletics, what are they going to do with all of those stadiums and bills they still owe on the stadiums? Not to mention they'd be in breach of all of their TV contracts. The amount of money they'd lose from fallout lawsuits, a severe drop in donations, etc would dwarf whatever they'd have to pay athletes.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||I've stood next to him||
I've stood next to Douglass before at a camp and I think the 5'10" height is pretty accurate.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Yes. We're not a top 8 team.||
Yes. We're not a top 8 team. Not even sure if we're a top 12 team in the eyes of the selection committee.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||This doesn't make sense||
He can only do good with underachievers, but can't do well with talent?
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Mich will be a hot upset pick||
I wouldn't count on this team making it out of the first round at all. They could easily get bounced in the first round if they get matched up against a team that's disciplined and hustles.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Belichick must be laughing his ass off||
Belichick must be laughing his ass off
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Its a 6th rd pick!!||
How do you think its not a crazy deal? Its a 6th round pick (which is basically nothing) for a proven commodity. The guy was lights out in the playoffs too. And always hurt? He's missed four games in four years. That's pretty damn healthy for the NFL.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Holy hot damn||
That's a helluva deal for the 49ers
|14 weeks 4 days ago||What do we do better?||
I don't know...maybe use contraception?
|14 weeks 6 days ago||OL rarely look good in those drills||
Lineman generally never look that good in those drills as the advantage is slanted pretty heavily to the defensive lineman.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||UA Combine highlights||
Here's some highlights of Braden at the UA Combine in January. Can get a good sense of what the kid looks like. And that sense is that he looks like he's built like a tank.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||Could see them losing to a 15 seed||
Any 15 seed that can commit to outhustling them and outworking them has a real good shot of winning. Wouldn't surprise me at all if they lost in the first round. Also wouldn't surprise me to see them in the Final Four. Such a wishy washy and confusing team...
|15 weeks 6 days ago||Won't have pick of teams||
I don't think he'll have his pick of teams. Whichever team is going to sign him is taking on a project. Morris hasn't really proven to be good at anything, outside of being tall for a PG. That doesn't get you your pick of teams. It allows to you maybe pick from the 3-4 teams that want to take a flier on an unproven PG that's going to be a project.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Oh they're real...||
Oh, they're real. And they're spectacular(ly average).
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Yup||
Not sure where they get the original times, but 4.43 will be his official time.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||4.43 officially||
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Historical comparisons||
In case you were curious, here's how that compares to some of the top 40's in combine history:
Chris Johnson - 4.24 (2008)
Tavon Austin - 4.25 (2013)
Marquise Goodwin - 4.25 (2013)
Darrius Heyward-Bey - 4.25 (2009)
Champ Bailey - 4.28 (1999)
Jerome Mathis - 4.28 (2005)
Jacoby Ford - 4.28 (2010)
Bo Jackson also reportedly ran a 4.12 in 1986. Don't think that was laser timed though FWIW.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||At least equal||
You watched the Big Ten this year, right?
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Money, rank, better conf||
For a guy like Montgomery who doesn't have the long ties to Hoke, it makes sense. Oklahoma probably opened up the bank for him, gave him a better title, and like it or not, the Big 12 is a better conference than the Big Ten right now. Hopefully, Michigan starts paying its assistants better and we're able to attract a good replacement.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||No, UA game was correct||
Rivals has gone all-in with Under Armour. UA sponsors their 100/250 rankings, as well as their camps. As a result of their three year deal, Rivals also becomes an offical selection partner for the Under Armour All-America game. As I mentioned above, ESPN (as a result of the game being on their air) still has a say in the roster selection for the UA game as well, but they no longer have sole control over it as they have in years past.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||ESPN still has a say||
I forget what the split is, but ESPN still has some say in the roster for the UA game since it is on their air.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Preach!||
|16 weeks 5 days ago||More incentive||
There's more incentive to go to the Elite 11 and NFTC camps to try and get an invite to The Opening. By going to the Rivals camps or any of the other ones, there's no incentive outside of just wearing yourself down like Shane.
|17 weeks 18 hours ago||Package deals||
Would love to know how many times the kids that say they are going to be a package deal actually wind up going to the same school.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Correct||
|17 weeks 4 days ago||I don't think people are forgetting||
I don't think people are forgetting, but if you're expecting an RB to come in and contribute as a true freshman, going with the guy that's the top RB in the country and not just Ohio is a pretty safe bet.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||The ol' Boise St rule||
The ol' Boise St rule. Although a handful of teams have gone the all green approach too.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||He just looks listless out there||
I don't know if the grind of the season is catching up to him as a freshman, if he's sick, or if he's just intimidated by better competition, but he just looks out of it. I constantly see him just jogging back on defense, standing flat flooted under the rim while opppsing players jump over him for rebounds, and just standing around on offense. And considering he's gone from 41 to 33 to 21 min in the last three games, it appears JB is reacting accordingly.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||But its not just one game||
These are all the same things that have happened in previous games and the mistakes are becoming more frequent. The team keeps moving further and further away from playing sound defense, rebounding, and running any semblence of an offense. That's the troubling part.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||This is a pattern though||
If it were just one game, that would be one thing. But its not. Michigan is now routinely getting absolutely crushed in the first halves of road games. That's not a hallmark of a team just having an off night. It a sign of some serious issues and good teams are picking up on them and exploiting those issues.
|18 weeks 11 hours ago||It ain't the ref's fault, its Michigan's||
I mean seriously...all this bitching about the refs is loser talk. Refs favor the team that is trying hard and hustling more. Michigan is doing neither, and when that happens, calls are going to go against you. That's how sports work.
Try harder, and better things will happen. End of story.
|18 weeks 11 hours ago||GRIII needs a Red Bull||
Dude looks completely uninterested in being involved on either end of the court when he's in the game. Beilien needs to have a come to Jesus moment with him. Sit him the rest of the game or something to make a point. Either play hard, or you're not playing.
|18 weeks 11 hours ago||Hey, don't worry...WE ON!!||
But only at home. And usually just against mediocre competition.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||Campbell is a freak||
Getting him on campus this early is really good for Michigan. Kid ran a 4.44 laser timed 40 at the UA Combine in St. Pete. As a sophomore. Which given all of the FAKE 40 times out there doesn't sound to impressive, until you realize that in 2012, out of the 16,000+ kids that ran a laser timed 40 at a Nike Combine, only 19 ran one under 4.5, and only 3 ran one under 4.4
|18 weeks 1 day ago||Trios are the new pairs||
Trios are the new pairs.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||And Hand is from Virginia||
DGB is from Missouri, Clowney is from South Carolina, and Hand is from...Virginia. Solid logic on why he would never wind up at Va. Tech.
I hope you're not a lawyer.
"Ladies and gentlemen of the jury. My client is totally innocent of murder because he totally shot that guy. I rest my case."
|18 weeks 2 days ago||Jesus...not everything is about Rich Rod||
When will people get over Rich Rod? Never?? I wasn't conveiniently picking out recruits from the Rich Rod reign of terror. To make my point about Michigan recruiting high school DEs from the state of Michigan, I went by Rivals rankings of top DEs in the state of Michigan. Woodley and Graham were inside linebackers who grew into defensive end terrors while at Michigan. Nobody is forgetting about them.
Not everything is some sort of Rich Rod vendetta.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||I know we have a good shot at both, but...||
I know we have a good shot at both, but we're going to be going up against some strong competition for both of them. With Hand, its going to be tough to pry him away from Va. Tech let alone every top SEC school that's coming after him. And with McDowell...the history of top in-state DEs (Zettle '11, Gholston '10, Perry '08, Van Dyke '03) picking Michigan isn't good.
So to pull both, we're going to have an uphill battle.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||And odds are neither will||
And odds are neither will play for Michigan.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||Would rather save it for 2014||
Would rather save the spot for the 2014 class. That class is shaping up to be smaller, and you can always find a random 3-star CB to fill a spot. This one doesn't make much sense.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Zeller shove at the end||
The no call on Zeller shoving two guys out of the way to get to a ball near the end blew my mind. I mean, what the fuck??
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Stauskas looked off, GRIII looked lost||
Stauskas just looked off his shot. GRIII looked completely lost out there. He was slow and hesitant on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball. Thought JB should've pulled him for a bit so he could try and regain his bearings.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Not everyone can be as sexy||
Not everyone can be as sexy as Stamos.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Just gotta keep improving||
Gotta start stronger, can't force dumb long threes, freshman need to grow up quicker. But the biggest one might be learning how to retake and own the lead. With this game and the OSU game, they were great at sticking to a gameplan on the comeback, but once they tied it or got close, they went off the rails.
All in all though, not concerned. Its a really young team that'll still learn and get better in time for the tourneys.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Def. for cap space||
Calderon's contract expires at the end of the season. He's going to demand a lot on the market, and unless they've learned nothing from their past mistakes, there's no reason to try and sign a 31 yr-old PG when you already have Knight on the roster. Yes, Knight has his limitations, but this would be Gordon-Rip all over again.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Drummond is only one player though||
Drummond is a solid builing block, but there's a lot of teams in the NBA with one good building block. You need a lot more to reach the playoffs, let alone get back to conf champ contender status. Do you have the confidence Joe D can add the remaining pieces to get them in the playoffs and then start to win in the playoffs? I sure as hell don't. They're at least 2-3 seasons away from being close to that.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Nope||
Nothing can ever be done to make up for that. The Chauncey for AI trade and signing those two idiots doomed this franchise for what will probably be a decade or more.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||John Hammond was the brains||
Ever since John Hammond left for the Bucks, Joe D has suddenly gotten dumber. Most people in the NBA know Hammond was the real brains, but Joe D got all the credit. I was really hoping when new ownership took over Joe D would get the axe too.
Who knows, after clearing out this cap space, maybe he'll get the axe at the end of the season and give someone else a fresh start.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||But that's part of the problem||
Football is never going to fix itself. Generations of players have been coached and taught to tackle poorly, which is why we're having all of these issues now. The whole use your head to dislodge the ball concept is a perfect example. That's just stupid, and its only accepted because that's the way its always been. So yes, in order to save football from itself, some rule suggestions need to come from the outside to change the inbred way of thinking that currently resides in football.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||Quality of life = poor||
If your head injuries are bad enough that you have to quit football, you can be fairly sure that your normal day-to-day activities are also going to be impacted. If you didn't see it, check out what head injuries have done to Leroy Hoard:
|20 weeks 1 day ago||Review would be key||
Yeah, that's why I think reviewing all flagged illegal hit plays would be key. Kinda like the 5-yd facemask penalty and the 15-yd version. Sometimes the players are just moving too fast, or the offensive guy ducks his head into your way, and you just can't help it. Make those a normal 15-yarder. Or hell, take the soccer system a step further and make those the equivalent of a yellow card. Get two in a game and you're ejected.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||Jahvid Best||
While Jahvid Best's concussions in college didn't end his career at Cal, they were enough to cut short his junior year and raise a bunch of red flags about how long he'd last in the NFL with those issues. The people questioning it, wound up being right. Dude made it one season in the NFL and is now done at the age of 23 because of serious head problems that started in college. God knows what kind of shitty life he'll have as a result.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||Make illegal hits auto ejections||
Rather than just giving a 15-yd penalty for an illegal head-to-head hit or hitting a defenseless receiver, I’d make it an automatic ejection. The equivalent of a red card in soccer. 15-yards isn’t enough of a deterrent for something that can seriously injure someone. And to determine whether or not the helmet-to-helmet was unavoidable, have the refs review the play.
Easy, easy rule to put in. For the players that don't like it? Quit hitting people with your head dipshit.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Jesus...Michigan's been pretty unlucky.||
So of the five 4/5 star backs we've recruited since 2002, NONE of them have been drafted or had a 1000 yard season despite the fact that according to your research 73% of those backs get drafted, and 82% post a 1000 yard season. Crazy.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||Its the way recruiting is going though||
For top recruits, coaches are having to offer earlier and earlier to get in the kid's good graces early on. Nice to see Michigan offering this kid early, but the odds of them pulling what will likely be the top 2015 recruit in the state of Florida out of the state is pretty damn slim.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||Rivals info is wrong||
Campbell got weighted and measured at the St. Pete Under Armour combine on Jan 3rd and checked in at 6' 2 3/4" and 177 lbs.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||6' 2.75" and a 4.44 laser timed 40||
He was at the Under Armour combine down in St. Pete on Jan 4th. He measured in at 6' 2.75" and clocked the fastest 40 time of the day at 4.44. These were laser timed 40's too, which makes it even more impressive. Word is that Campbell wants to play DE eventually and be like Clowney.
You can see some of him in these videos:
|20 weeks 6 days ago||Topic rewrite||
Guys, I'm looking to build a new man cave to watch Michigan football in. I'll also need to build an entire house around said man cave. We're thinking about building the house in South Lyon. Any advice?
|21 weeks 18 hours ago||Video is back up again, but under a new link||
Video is back up again, but under a new link:
|21 weeks 2 days ago||That and Des doesn't have rights to his image||
That and (pretty sure I'm remembering this right) college athletes don't have rights to their image when they're playing for a university. They sign all of that away in return for their scholarship. Its like when you come up with a million dollar idea while working for a company. In most cases, the company owns that idea -- not you. This is one of the sticking points on whether or not athletes should be paid, and its come up in the EA Sports lawsuits as well.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||Seriously||
Has this guy just been sitting in his basement grumbling for the last 20+ years?
|21 weeks 3 days ago||But will we spend?||
Big Ten teams in general pull in more money than schools in other conferences, but they don't seem to spend it on coaching staffs. The Big Ten is basically the equivalent of a rich family that still shops at Costco.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||That's what I was thinking too||
I'd love to see our staff take the opportunity to hire some younger recruiting specialists. Since there's no longer a rule requiring contact come from full-time staff members, seems like it would be a good opportunity to spend some of that BTN money on some young, high energy coaches to connect with recruits.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||Telemarketing||
Didn't think about that, but yeah, what's to stop a school from hiring 25 interns to text and email a list of 200 recruits multiple times every day. Hell, make it a booster perk. Donate 25k+ and you can do some recruiting for us.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||Already went through||
The laws have been passed and will go into effect with the next recruiting class.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||100 letters in one day||
Frequency of contact hasn't slowed down coaches before. I've heard a couple of stories for the 2013 class where coaches have sent a recruit 100 letters in a day and the recruits haven't been that dissauded. So now, (and since texts are easier to send than letters) I'd expect recruits to get hundreds of texts and emails a day. Its nuts.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||8th to the Bills||
8th to the Bills
|21 weeks 6 days ago||Its all about luck||
Every team would trade down, pick up assets, and then draft the guy they wanted anyways...if they could. The only teams that are really able to do it are just lucky and happen to wind up in a coveted draft spot. And you never really know which spot will be coveted until the dominos start falling in the draft.
|22 weeks 19 hours ago||Shane||
Said this before, but it wasn't just the UA game for Shane that lead to his drop. He performed below expectations at nearly every major camp he went to this summer -- Elite 11, The Opening, and then the UA Game. All of those scouting sites have people around for the practices too, and Shane looked the same during the UA practices as he did during the game.
All that being said though, he's still top 5/top 10 at his position, which is pretty goddamn good.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||You can't||
There's no helmet invention you can make that's going to stop your brain from bouncing around inside of your skull. With the speed and force of the hits at the NFL level, the helmet can only help so much. Its like an air bag. They're great when you get hit going 35mph. But when you're going 80? Not going to help out a lot.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||Its not just CTE though||
That was more of a general comment about football being dangerous. There are plenty of stories about kids getting paralyzed or dying from playing football. Take for instance second impact syndrome. That's an issue that's specifically a problem for young kids playing contact sports and it can lead to death. That seems like a pretty long term bad case to me.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||CTE is new-ish research||
There are no such thing as CTE rates because the research into it is still very new, and the only way to actually get diagnosed with CTE is to donate your brain to one of the groups studying it.
In general, they think that CTE is caused by concussions or sub-concussions in people that are subjected to repeated head trauma. Youth football players, high school players, and college players all get concussions and sub-concussions. So, yes Seau's time playing as a 9 year old all through his time as a pro count. Every hit to the head counts.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||Its not the NFL -- starts in youth leagues||
It all starts in the youth league with kids learning improper ways to tackle. And it goes up through improper coaching in high schools, colleges, and by the time they get to the NFL there's no turning back.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||But the thing is, its not the hard hits||
Sure, hard hits get all of the attention, but its also the hundreds and thousands of little hits to the helmet during practice and games that can also cause a lot of damage. Its a little naive to think that just because you're not a lineman or linebacker delivering hits that you're not at risk.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||But here's the difference||
Yes coal mining and crab fishing and axe juggling are all dangerous professions. But they are all jobs you choose to do as an adult. The difference with football is that you start playing the game as a kid. No one is in a coal mine or crab fishing when they are 9 years old. Sure you can opt out before you reach college, but by then you can have already caused long term mental and physical issues.
Its a valid question to ask as more and more information comes out about the long term mental and phyiscal risks of football (and there's plenty out there already), will parents prevent their kids from playing football?
|22 weeks 5 days ago||WAT?||
What the hell does Tom Brady have to do with Hoke's recruiting classes?
|22 weeks 5 days ago||Amen||
Ohio State went 12-0. The SEC has won 7 championships in a row. When Michigan was undefeated heading into their 1 v 2 matchup with OSU, they talked about us non-stop too. They talk about these teams because they are good. Not because they love them.
Now as for Tim Tebow...that's just plain ol' love at first sight.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||Just stop with the SEC nonsense||
ESPN has a contract with the SEC. So what?? They have contracts with The Big 10, Big 12, ACC, Big East, and Pac-12 too. Shit, they even have contracts with the MAC.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||Not just UA though||
He was inconsistent at Elite 11, and also during The Opening.
Still a good QB prospect and happy to have him, but the drop isn't tied to just the UA game.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||Not so much strength as it is weight||
Not so much strength as it is just general bulking up. Shane looks pretty skinny out there. And I know he lost weight from mono, but he needs to bulk up a bit to withstand the grind of the college season. So maybe its more of a training table thing instead of a weight room thing.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||From what I saw at practice||
From what I saw at practice during the UA week, Shane didn't look so hot their either. Its the same thing its been all year long with him. He really struggles with accuracy and its wildy inconsistent. He also (as you saw during the game) locks in on one receiver a lot.
All that being said, I think with a good year or so in college to work on a lot of these things (plus some time in the weight room) Shane should be just fine as a QB. But for those thinking he's going to come in and compete for a starting job right off the bat...keep dreaming.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||There are ads on the site, yes?||
How else do you think Brian makes money on this? Like all forms of advertising, the more people you can claim that are looking at your material, the more you can charge for ads. So yes, pageviews = money.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||If I remember right||
If I remember right, Brian introduced the board years ago after attending some sort of bloggers conference. The board was a solution for "how do you get people to return to the site 10-20x a day if you're only posting 1-2 articles a day." The board generates more page views and more money for Brian.
After having it for years now, the board probably is the primary purpose of the site. I'd bet it generates more views than anything on here by far, and because of that should be a top priority since views = money. My guess is that Brian sticks with this model though because the time and money to switch over to something new would be pretty big, would generate a lot of headaches and bitching, and the net result might be a minimal positive.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||Doubt Dee ever sees the field again for Bama||
After coming back from two ACL's and with all of those RBs coming in behind him, I doubt Dee ever sees the field again for Alabama. We'll probably hear transfer rumors around July/August when Bama needs to get down to 85 scholarships.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||That's not how gray shirts work||
Gray shirts don't work like that. They work where an incoming recruit, like say Luke Del Rio pay their own way an doesn't get a scholarship to the team. Or the player just flat out delays their enrollment half a year. They are told if a scholly opens up in the winter or spring, then they can get one.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||Exactly||
And in the end, you'd probably wind up paying more for less overall content. Which in general, is how every a la carte menu I've ever eaten off of works.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||$5 a game???||
You're insane if you think the NFL would charge $5 a game for their content. ESPN pays $1B+ for a season of games. It would be much closer to $20+ per game and maybe more. I mean, if they are going to charge $50+ for you to watch in person, do you really think they'd offer everyone a cop out to watch for $5 at home? And every year it would go up. So, then in 5 years, we'd be back here bitching about how we now have to pay $40 to watch a single NFL game at home and we'd be longing for the days when we could get them for much cheaper as part of a bundle of cable channels.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||How much do you think that'll cost?||
Monthly subscriptions to those channels ain't gonna be cheap. They have to pay for their content somehow, and with les subscribers, they'll need to offset things with higher prices. And you won't be able to drop things for just basketball season. They'll make you lock in for a year at least so they can come up with budgets to produce content. You'd see pricing like this:
ESPN -- $20
FSD -- $5
CNN -- $5
BTN (During hoops season only) -- $5
AMC -- $10
TBS -- $5
TNT -- $10
So, now you're paying $60 for 7 channels.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||And then you'd pay $80 for 10||
I don't get why people thing a la carte is going to be cheaper. It won't. Look at HBO. That's $15/mo. The 10 channels you watch will all go to an HBO style pricing system. Want ESPN? That'll be $15/month. Want the other ESPN channels too? They'll sell you all of them for $25/month. Add in your other channels for $5 each a month, and you'll be right back up to $80/month accept now you'll only be getting 10 channels instead of 200.
In a society that's all about buffets and buying in bulk, I don't get why people want to abandon bulk cable deals. There's no shot in hell it'll be cheaper. Content doesn't pay for itself.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||I'd swap out PSU for Northwestern||
I'd swap out PSU for Northwestern.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||More Under Armour coverage on TV||
ESPNU also broadcasts two days of practice and a skills competition.
1/1 -- Day 1 of practice: 3:30p-6:30p on ESPNU
1/2 -- Day 2 of practice: 3p-6p on ESPNU
1/2 -- Skills competition : 9p-10p on ESPN2
|25 weeks 5 days ago||Life pro tip||
Life pro tip: Don't have a Big Ten award named after you. Because it will fuck up your world.
|26 weeks 12 hours ago||I read this post three times,||
I read this post three times, and I still have no idea what the hell that last sentence means. Or any of the sentences before it for that matter.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||Even if he is a diva, who cares?||
If you're basing someone's character solely off of things like Twitter feeds, you could probably call Shane Morris a "diva" too. You don't amass 19k+ followers by not craving attention. And yet, we're all cool with Shane, so what's the difference with Laquon?
|26 weeks 2 days ago||Me first?||
Everyone keeps saying he had a "me first" attitude. What did he do specifically that drew those criticisms? Just seems like a kid that wanted to take his time and make sure he was sure if his decision. Wonder if he was an LB or some other non-stereotypical "diva" position if people would say the same thing?
|26 weeks 2 days ago||Been a long time though||
How about its been a really long time since we've had an elite WR and even longer for an elite RB. And I'd call elite like top 10 at your position. 4-star is more really good, than elite especially since most sites have like 20-30 4-star WRs
|26 weeks 2 days ago||Needs moar burgers||
Probably still needs to put on weight. But the Norfleet to CB move might be more about protecting Richardson's redshirt than anything. No need to burn it just for a meaningless bowl game.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||Speculation at the time||
When it was posted, it was just speculation and rumors and rumors often drag innocent people/players into their crossfire. This time, its news straight from the team.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||Probably right||
I could only remember the other one off the top of my head, but there certainly could be more.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||Yup||
Might just be a suspension for now, and then a "perhaps Michigan isn't the place for you" discussion in the offseason.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||Only Hagerup can return||
For Floyd and Hawthrone, this is it because they graduate. And given that this is Hagerup's second run in with the "ol' violation of team rules" this might be it for him too.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||Recovery time||
Yeah, as long as there was no damage to the ligaments, it looks like recovery time for these types of things is around 4-6 weeks. Certainly better than an ACL.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||I would like to see a uniform||
I would like to see a uniform made from wolverine fur complete with wolverine claws extending from the shoulder pads. C'mon Dave Brandon. Don't be a pussy. Do it.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Two QBs vs none||
The difference is that Hoke had two QBs on the roster. Without either of those, it easily could have been a similar 3-9 dumpter fire of a season.
But yes, Hoke's staff has shown an ability to develop players (defenisvely anyways) and there's no question he can recruit like a mofo. I think we're all happy with the current staff.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Big Ten rules||
In general, the 85 scholarships is the big limiting factor, and you can only enroll 25 per class in the fall. To get more, you need to have early enrollees. With the Big Ten, they'll let you go over the "cap" as long as you can show where the scholarships are coming from. Believe Minn had a class of 32 a couple of years ago.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||Right, and who gets #98?||
Nothing against the guys on the team, but I don't think we've got anyone on the team that is deserving of it. Jake Ryan's probably our best player and he's already got a legend jersey.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||How did the pick not make sense?||
The Lakers have been in dire need of a PG for years.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||Best coaches||
I disagree on the best coaches being in the NBA. I think you have the best managers of egos in the NBA, but the guys that are best at teaching and getting the most out of their players are in college. College coaches have to develop their talent a whole lot more than NBA coaches do. Once players get to the NBA, they are by and large a mostly finished product. Its not a place to learn on the job.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||Agreed||
LA was probably the best landing spot for him in the NBA. Its home, so its comfortable, and its on a team with scorers and in desparate need of a PG. Given all of that, he hasn't been able to deliver. If/when he gets cut/traded by the Lakers, I don't think he's got a long NBA shelf life. Not a lot of reasons for another team to take a flier on him.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||The three ball isn't his problem||
Morris shoots 40% on his 3pt attempts, which amongst PGs in the NBA is actually 12th best. His problem is his 2pt shots where he's shooting a godawful 30.4% which is tied for 79th amongst PGs. And making things worse, his assist-turnover ratio isn't that good either at 1.75 (tied for 61st for PGs). An unproductive PG that can't shoot is a bad combo and it doesn't matter who your coach is, that'll earn you some time on the pine and maybe over in Europe if he gets cut.
|27 weeks 22 hours ago||Handwritten is more personal||
Anything handwritten shows a lot more thought and consideration than a phone call. Email is the worst and shows the least amount of thought. Its a half step above a text. I think its classy that Bielma does this.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||I swear you people have no||
I swear you people have no idea how national news sites work.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||You're SOOO right||
Its because they just LOVE Notre Dame and will put ANY story about them on the front page.
Or its because they have a business interest in putting things on the front page that they think people will click on, and that was something that they thought people would click on. Kind of how this whole making money on the internet thing goes...
|27 weeks 2 days ago||No, its on the frontpage because its news||
At the time it was posted, there wasn't a lot going on news wise. All of the 1pm games were still under way and there's just not much national type news happening yet today. Give a couple of hours until the 1pm and 4pm games are over and it'll be off the front page. And ESPN has been putting more and more recruiting info on their front page. Reuben Foster was on their the other day, and I've seen things there a handful of other times.
Its a top recruit at a skill position committing to a team with a huge national fanbase. This is how news works. If its the #2 offensive guard committing to Tulsa, then no one gives a shit because its Tulsa, and its an offensive guard. This was on the front page because its something they thought enough people would care about, not because ESPN has a giant hard-on for Notre Dame.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||ESPN hype?||
Look, I get the hate for ESPN and everything, but how is this some sort of ESPN biased hype? Its the guy they've got pegged as the #2 RB committing to a team with a huge national following tha also happens to be in the national championship game. Its news.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||Also on an iPhone 4||
I've installed the update and it works fine for me.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||I read A LOT of recruiting info||
I spend pretty much every day reading nothing but recruiting info. Its almost as if it were my job...
|27 weeks 4 days ago||Tosh Lupoi||
Recruits love Tosh Lupoi. Guy is a fantastic recruiter. But yeah...Washington is a bit of an outlier here...
|27 weeks 4 days ago||I'd take the recruiter||
If you've got a recruiter on staff that can consistently bring in several top 50 level recruits a year, I'd take him over a coach. Put him in charge of something small like tight ends or something. Hire other coaches to develop the star talent. There's just not that many people like Mattison that are great recruiters and great coaches.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||Georgia||
As someone else said already, he'll wind up at Georgia. His best friend Tray Matthews is a Georgia commit, and the two have long maintained that they will go to the same school. Foster was waiting to see if Trooper Taylor would stay on staff at Auburn because he has been like a father figure to him. Now that he's gone, the door is open for him to join the Bulldogs.
Probably should have waited on that tat though...
|27 weeks 5 days ago||Gary Bettman likes hot dogs.||
Gary Bettman likes hot dogs.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||Exactly||
If you wait until after the bowl game, you've burned a good 3-4 weeks of time that could have been dedicated to recruiting players and assistant coaches for your staff. Its the difference between getting to the buffet line an 30min after it opens and 5 min before it closes. It would be nice if they could finish, but if you're taking a new job, its just best to cut bait and move on. And that's true for any job, just not coaches.
|28 weeks 15 hours ago||Despite the fact that Big Ten||
Despite the fact that Big Ten teams have more money than anyone coming in
|28 weeks 18 hours ago||Big Ten needs to start spending all that money||
Being the rishest conference and having all of that BTN and ESPN money coming in is absolutely pointless if the teams won't step up and start paying their coaches and staffs like the big boy conferences. This is the reason the Big Ten is falling behind. There's no reason Big Ten schools can't start offering any coach in the county $4M+ to come to their school. A school like Purdue should absolutely be looking to get someone big. Instead, they'll probably find some retread or CUSA coach or something and pay them $2M a year.
You've got the money, spend it.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||Nicely done||
Tough to argue against anything here. Which means there's probably zero chance the Big Ten lines 'em up this way. Stupid Delany.
Maybe we call the divisions the Car Division and the Airplane Division.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||We also barely beat MSU and Northwestern.||
We also barely beat MSU and Northwestern. Pretty sure both teams fans bases feel a lot of "what if..." after their seasons.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||Could be a good game||
NIU will treat it like their Super Bowl, and FSU most likely will treat it like they are playing scrubs. No one gave Boise State a chance a few years ago against the powerhouse of Oklahoma, but look how that turned out.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||Big Ten and Big East's fault||
If either conference could place a team in the top 16, this wouldn't have happened.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||If Wisconsin can have||
Two backs over 200+ yds and a third over 100, Georgia is going to have a field day.
|28 weeks 3 days ago||East/West divisions||
Just realized that as smart as they are with naming things, the Big Ten will probably go with East/West divisions and put Michigan in the East. So then the "Champions of the West" can't actually win the West division.
|28 weeks 3 days ago||Ohhhhh burn||
Ohhhhh burn. Really got me there.
Didn't say you had to listen to me. Just said that trading one set of cutesy names for another isn't an improvement. You clearly seem to disagree though.
|28 weeks 3 days ago||Why?||
That would just lead to teams that should logically be in a Lakes division being put in the Heartland division. Most of the Big Ten is close enough to a Great Lake that they could say they belong in a Lakes division. Only Iowa and Nebraska are really in what I'd consider the Heartland of America. And what do you do with Maryland and Rutgers? Neither is really fits a Lakes or a Heartland theme.
Just go with East/West or North/South and be done with it. No more cutesy names.
|28 weeks 3 days ago||Question #2||
Had to answer not sure on this one. Two years into these stupid division names, and I'm still not 100% sure what the hell division Michigan is in. That's how you know your division names are a disaster.
|28 weeks 4 days ago||Holy no fans||
There seriously might be only 10,000 people in the stands for the PAC-12 championship game. That's sad.
|29 weeks 13 hours ago||Thanks buddy||
Glad to know my comment touched you deeply.
|29 weeks 13 hours ago||No I don't know||
But thanks for the super sarcastic comment.
|29 weeks 13 hours ago||Awesome||
Thanks for the comment. I enjoyed reading.
|29 weeks 16 hours ago||Can imagine how that played out||
Hey coach, thanks for going through all the trouble of stopping by. Yeah....I don't like you anymore. You can go back home now.
Kind of a massive dick move by Conley if you ask me. Call Mich up before they go through the trouble of visiting you. Would be like your long distance girlfriend telling you she's excited to see you the day before you travel to out to visit, and then when you get there she's all "yeah...I have a new boyfriend now. LOL"
|29 weeks 2 days ago||Money to burn?||
Maybe this is an instance of a Big Ten school burning through some of that BTN money that is pouring in. Why not take a stab at someone decent, instead of the same old promote from the MAC?
Of course, this being Purdue...they'll hire someone completely boring and unwhelming. One can hope though...
|29 weeks 2 days ago||Mustache is a prereq at Purdue||
|29 weeks 2 days ago||Exactly. Look at Notre Dame||
People were calling for Kelly's head after last season. And now they are in the national championship game. All coaches need some time to rebuild whatever smoking crater got the last coach fired.
|29 weeks 3 days ago||Tennessee or Auburn?||
Tennessee or Auburn? We could beat them. Throw in Kentucky too for good measure
|29 weeks 3 days ago||How different are we really, though?||
All three schools are a mess offensively, may have new coaches, and are not particularly compelling. Tennessee can't run, Auburn can't run, Michigan can't run. We're all equal there.
|29 weeks 3 days ago||Agreed. And it may not be fair||
And it may not be fair given what Mattison and co. have done with the defense, but when you hold that coaching job up to the offensive side of the ball, and how things haven't progressed at the same level, it really makes you wonder.
|29 weeks 3 days ago||I'll give you the WRs||
The WRs could be just fine. Not a lot of standouts there this season anyways, so its not a very high bar that they need to reach. As long as one of the redshirt guys can catch, he'll be an immediate improvement over Joe Reynolds.
The running game scares the hell out of me though. There are NO backs on the roster that give me any sort of hope. This team's running success is probably going to live and die with Derrick Green's decision. Or barring that, DeVeon Smith being a lot better than most recruiting gurus give him credit for.
|29 weeks 3 days ago||Yes, but||
Yes Gardner replaces Denard, but who replaces Denard's running? Gardner is a good scrambler, but he's no Denard.
As for Gallon, yes he's back, but anytime your #1 WR is a 5-8" guy that's not going to fly against a lot of teams. His and the rest of the WR production will depend heavily on Darboh and others being legit threats. For Gallon to be successful, he needs another Roundtree level talent opposite him.
And as for Fitz...I don't think the team should count on him for much of anything next season. With the way that ankle/leg broke he's going to have a long rehab ahead of him and quite possible will never be the same back he was before.
|29 weeks 3 days ago||Fitz||
With the way that leg broke, I don't think we should count on Fitz for much of anything next season. Its going to be a long rehab on that thing, and there's always the chance he may never come back the same.