LIST OF WWE PERSONNEL?!?
|10 min 49 sec ago||Interesting Stuff...||
Even though we're not even a week into spring practice, hearing things like this and combining it with some of the other tidbits that have come out as well, it is difficult not to at least smile and think that the ceiling just got much higher for this team, and of course I don't believe any of us would complain about that. I will say that I haven't been this intrigued by spring practice in a while certainly.
|1 hour 28 min ago||Background Stuff....||
NewsOK ran this piece about McGary a couple days ago - LINK
The quote from Mitch, but then you knew this about him:
“For me it’s just heart,” McGary said of his boundless energy. “I just love the game of basketball. It’s been taken away from me a couple of times and it made me not take things for granted because I know the game can be taken away from you just like that. Just really going out there and playing as if it’s my last game to play and giving it my all. I know people respect that. My teammates do and they want to go out and win just as bad as I do.”
As for the move, a great modern resurrection of an old favorite indeed. Well done, Mitch. Here's Hakeem using it on David Robinson.
|14 hours 3 min ago||Embed For The Board...|
|14 hours 14 min ago||Toasting A Life...||
Having been rather bummed about the death of Leonard Nimoy, I cracked open some Sierra Nevada Nooner Pilsner and raised a glass to a very good actor, director, writer and activist. I am watching a bit of "Star Trek" in his honor, but we shall switch to "Mission: Impossible" and his guest appearances later on this evening.
|16 hours 24 min ago||Another Sign...||
I think it is another sign of my approaching oldness when people my age begin to retire from professional athletics (Hamilton is 37, and I am just about to hit that mark), but I will remember the man that Jerry Stackhouse, Ratko Varda and Brian Cardinal got us and his contributions to those playoff runs in the early 2000s. Good luck to Rip in retirement.
|17 hours 47 min ago||I Will Say...||
I would like to commend the blog - for what it is worth - in complying with the demands of this site's associated services and more or less self-policing when it comes to the content of photos on the site. I realize it is not popular with a fair number of people, but I have admired the restraint shown and the willingness to cooperate. Community spirit indeed, and it is appreciated - I think I've only had to take down one or two photos that might violate the AdSense policy and it has been over a week now, I believe.
|18 hours 56 min ago||Out Of Curiosity...||
I believe there had been a story some time ago which mentioned that the Otsego County Prosecutor had been handed the case for potential charges, but I don't think we heard anything after that. Is there still a rumbling that this hammer may fall as well? I didn't know if a decision had been made or if they are still sorting it out and something may come down.
|19 hours 5 min ago||Liked This Quote...||
"Right now, it's about getting a great knowledge of the offense and where we want to go with it. Creating it, getting that personality."
I like that this philosophy of walking into this with no assumptions is something each of the coaches have been doing - I am sure that was the directive anyway. It will be interesting to see what direction they ultimately decide to go in with the offense actually, once they feel they've finished this data gathering, if you will. We'll probably not hear too much for a while, I assume.
|20 hours 55 min ago||Very Sad...||
I got out of a meeting just a few moments ago and heard this news. Very, very bummed right now.
As someone who grew up a huge fan of the "Star Trek" franchise, the character of Spock - in my view - gave the franchise a very significant portion of its overall humanity in some ways despite Spock's appearance. In addition to Trek, let us not forget his numerous television appearances up to and including a stint as a regular on "Mission: Impossible", as well as forays into music and writing.
A very talented man indeed. RIP Leonard Nimoy.
|1 day 2 hours ago||It's Not That...||
It's not that so much - I think we're all pretty sure he meant this figurately - but it is what was said and where it was said. If you're the head coach, it just seems much more appropriate to A) not express your displeasure with your players lack of sportsmanship in quite those words regardless, and B) save the meat of the ensuing teachable moment for the locker room. If you want to install class and discipline in your players, those words probably aren't the best way to go about it. I don't think this is about "drama queens" or anything like that, but merely that there is a better way to communicate the lesson.
|1 day 2 hours ago||Right At Midnight...||
Posted right at midnight, eh? It looks as if someone was sitting there waiting to post the Friday Posbang thread, sir. No biggie, of course. Some of us are asleep by midnight because of the whole work thing, of course, so it just means we end up being late to the party when we wake up in the morning and find the place littered with previously banged people.
This weekend, I have to take my wife to her birthday present - the Garth Brooks concert at the Joe. Not being in any way a fan of Brooks or country music in general, this shuld be an interesting experience for me indeed. She'll be cheering and singing along and I'll clap politely, I suppose. I can't really complain though - I've dragged her to Michigan Stadium, Crisler, Yost, Comerica, Ford Field, The Palace, The Joe for hockey and even several venues out of state over the years.
|1 day 10 hours ago||Playing Along...||
Well, to me personally, it looks like a blue dress with black lace adornments, if you will. More importantly, it looks suspiciously like the kitchen curtains in my mother's parents' house, the same curtains that my mother - every time we would visit - would offer to replace so she no longer had to stare at them.
|1 day 11 hours ago||At Least For MSU...||
...and before tonight's results, Massy had them as likely losing at Wisconsin (18%), beating Purdue (74%) and Indiana was more or less a good each way bet basically (51%). It puts the estimated odds of them losing out - given those numbers - at about 29% actually, so not all that likely but at the same time not insignificant if that somehow held.
|1 day 13 hours ago||An Incomplete Rule...||
The Magnolia Heights lineman committed to the Tigers during a July visit and signed a financial aid agreement with LSU in early August. Per NCAA rules, the agreement allows schools to have unlimited contact with prospects planning to enroll early at an institution. However, according to his father, LSU isn't going to act upon the agreement in case his son changes his mind.
That's from the Clarion-Ledger story actually. The direct quote later in the article has the father saying LSU would have had to report this as a violation otherwise basically and that they took this position of not using the aid agreement for unlimited contact in the event he would change his mind.
The stupid thing is that when the NCAA changed the rule to allow high school seniors to sign the grant-in-aid agreements with schools, the intent might have been to force schools to honor offers, but they themselves left the door wide open for recruits to sign multiple agreements and then be fought over with a deluge of open communication. It has already happened to a few kids of note too. They tried to close the loophole by stating that only the school with whom the recruit signed first can publicly announce the signing, but then if you're highly touted, who will turn you down and still, why not sign with a few more and listen? The NCAA did not think this one through, in my opinion.
|1 day 13 hours ago||Small World Indeed...||
It rather depends. If you went to school here sometime through the 70s-early 2000s, you may very well have known of my mother if not actually had her as a English teacher in the middle school here. There is at least one person on the board who in fact has had my mother as a teacher at some point. Small world indeed.
|1 day 14 hours ago||The More I Hear...||
“At the end of practice, at the beginning of practice, and in the middle there was some kind of conditioning competition where guys were running and competing… where guys are getting in shape and they’re also getting tougher, stronger, and faster. It was good to see that everything that was built into the practice had competition written all over it.”
You know, the more I hear about how Harbaugh plans to foster competition and keep the environment at practice competitive, the more I find myself grinning about what this might eventually become in time. This quote, for example, is something I really liked to read.
|1 day 16 hours ago||Indeed Yes...||
Indeed they are, at least for the time being. I believe the deal was around $15 million per year and lasts - thanks to an extension - until 2025, as I recall. After that, who knows, eh? Actually, it is Notre Dame, so after that, who cares? I don't know if NBC would easily give up the 4 million or so viewers they get on average for ND games though.
|1 day 16 hours ago||Why Not Indeed...||
City: Born in Dearborn, raised in Northville and Saline, living in Romulus, MI
High School: Saline, MI (Class of 1996)
Undergraduate: See MGoHandle
Graduate: MBA, Eastern Michigan
HS Mascot: Hornets
Sports: For my school itself, none. In other leagues, baseball for many years.
Hobbies: Reading, modding this blog, music production, movies (watching and being in), various games of strategy (huge fan of anything Hoyle, if you will), podcasting, anything Michigan related, among others.
Fun fact: I was a published author twice over by the time I was 21 years old, not counting numerous articles in various then-fledgling Internet publications. The fact that you have no idea who I am and know that I have a normal-type job speaks volumes to the success of this endeavor.
|1 day 18 hours ago||Wow Indeed...||
What made that moment especially great - even with the 30 points - was the blown away look on Jim Larranaga's face towards the end of the clip. He didn't even appear to be blinking, at least not to me. That run made his personal eFG% for the game 68.42% compared to about 58% for the rest of the team excluding Rathan-Mayes' stats.
|1 day 19 hours ago||NBC's Take...||
NBC had some interesting takes on the money involved in any decision Peterson makes - LINK
It’s easy for Peterson to muse about getting a fresh start. It’s harder to seize on that fresh start if the fresh start entails a lot less cash.
That rings true most likely, even if it is the case that he is less than enthusiastic - as has been reported - about the prospect of going back to Minnesota. I suppose the question is, if you are a Lions fan (and I am), are you willing to cough up something comparable to $12.75 million, or what do you give up in equivalent value?
|1 day 20 hours ago||Per User Request...||
Uniform Conundrum: Pinstripe jerseys
Deleted at the request of the OP, albeit deep inside the thread - I assume they could not edit the post itself for some reason.
|1 day 21 hours ago||The Shorts...||
The tops are fine, in my opinion, but the shorts kill it for me. For some reason, I can get into that two-tone on shorts with our particular color scheme. It kind of reminds me of a toned-down but still awkward version of the broad stripes of a 1980s Astros jersey, but considerably less garish, to be fair to these.
|1 day 21 hours ago||If I Had To Choose...||
I tend to judge things like this based on the ones that made the normally low-key, calm me fly into a very uncharacteristic tirade that even my wife couldn't immediately pull me back from, and if I judge it like that, Burke's supposed foul against Siva probably tops the list. "Clockgate", the call that negated Darboh's catch in the Rutgers game and, in the same game as Burke, the inability of the refs to add up Hancock's fouls are definitely up there too.
|2 days 10 hours ago||Now That You Mention It...||
Several of those ten years in the 2004-2014 timeframe were spent under Greg Schiano, of course, and the Big East consisted of (well, for a good deal of that time) vaunted programs like Syracuse, Cincinnati, Pitt, West Virginia, Connecticut, South Florida and Louisville, so your typical conference slate was a nightmare indeed (for Syracuse usually, it seemed, it was a nightmare anyway).
|2 days 12 hours ago||Embed For The Board...||
That is definitely some 25 years ago stuff, but interesting...
|2 days 13 hours ago||ESPN Piece...||
ESPN has some words from Mayhew here - LINK
"It's not about Reggie Bush. It's about the process of evaluating where you are as a football team," Mayhew said. "We have a bunch of meetings after the season. The coaching staff meets. The scouting department meets together and we evaluate everybody's performance.
As for money, this saves the Lions $1.7 million in cap room versus the cap charge of over $5 million had they kept him this year.
|2 days 18 hours ago||Baylor AD...||
SI has the statement - some of it anyway - from Baylor's AD - LINK
Max Olson, who covers the BIg XII for ESPN, had it on Twitter too:
|2 days 18 hours ago||Getting Started...||
I believe he's already getting started, at least in small ways. He's supposed to be in a film as himself, one that comes out in a few months. "Entourage" managed to get everyone back together for a movie (Brady was in an episode, as I recall), and if I remember the preview shown during the Super Bowl, Brady makes a cameo. I had heard that Gronk is in the movie too actually.
|2 days 18 hours ago||2008 Northwestern...||
In the more recent past (the last 6-7 years), I would have to go with the 2008 Northwestern game, which I did not leave until the end but at the same time I did not exactly dress for the deluge of freezing precipitation because, as my wife like to put it, I am certifiable and have a terrible sense of weather appropriate gear (which is sad being that I am a native of the state of Michigan). It was an awful game all around, of course, made worse by the long, wet walk back to the car where I had to chip away at accumulated ice on the driver's side door just to get inside. Actually, the fact that I had to get into my car using only a key and the force from pounding on metal with my hands was somehow poetic on that day.
|2 days 18 hours ago||Interesting Stuff...||
While BYU would likely have to give up its ESPN deal if it joins a Power Five conference, the conference revenue would more than make up for the loss of the ESPN revenue.
This prospect alone probably makes it worth it for them, and indeed, it might even be the main driver. Holmoe even talks about the fiscal disparities between BYU and comparable Power 5 schools in the full Deseret News article. He also talks quite a bit about putting together schedules to help them be successful, something which is increasingly easier achieved if you're part of a conference, it seems.
|2 days 19 hours ago||A Loan, You Say...||
The running back had tried to enroll at Baylor in summer 2013, but was refused admittance when he was unable to get a loan. He enrolled at McLennan Community College instead, waiting tables and saving up his money.
Even if this was just a loan for academic expenses, it wouldn't have resolved the more pressing issue of actually, you know, living on a day-to-day basis, and as there are restrictions in the handbook on employment of student-athletes, that might create an issue too in obtaining the necessary funds. I guess I don't understand where this comment comes from or if you think it might really be that simple for a kid who, if I am reading this correctly, probably did not have substantial opportunities to build credit and make the loan process a bit more feasible.
|2 days 22 hours ago||I Shall Repeat...||
.....my initial complaint about this sort of thing:
|3 days 2 hours ago||Very Interesting...||
Most of the names that I know anyway (my knowledge of the genre is novice-level compared to others on this board, so I defer to them for better analysis here) are in that cluster between roughly 2500 and 3500 unique words in the first 20,000 lyrics and the 1.10 to 0.95 rhyme factor range or so, which I find kind of intriguing personally. I have to think that means this constitutes a good sample of what tends to get more radio play or downloads, but I could be mistaken. Very interesting study actually.
|3 days 10 hours ago||Why Stop There...||
"I thought about maybe getting (Jim) Tressel on the backside of my arm, but we're still in the thought process," Alexander said.
It seems as if someone is relatively new to thought processes in general - I have a hard time seeing these looking as clean as all that in 30-40 years. Adding the stadium and championship banners would create a walking reminder of why there exists a class of Ohio State fans that are simply unbearable.
|3 days 10 hours ago||About These...||
The NFL assortment here features some better efforts (not a fan of all of them) than than the collegiate ones that were rolled out by Paul Bunyan Design (whoever or whatever this is - I had honestly never heard of them until yesterday) before. As for the Browns helmet, obviously there was very little need to outdo something that the Browns had already done so well as we saw this morning, eh?
As for the Lions one, I actually don't mind that one, although it wouldn't work with the current jerseys. The Panthers helmet was actually interesting too.
|3 days 11 hours ago||I Don't Know...||
Even though Maryland is the game I am - relatively speaking - the least confident about among the remaining games, if "first half Michigan" from Sunday shows up and gives Maryland a good fight for most of the game, it could at least be close if not a win (Massey estimates this one at 21% for us, so likely not a win). I do have this one down as an "L" admittedly on my sheet, but they've played some good teams close enough all the while.
|3 days 11 hours ago||That Look...||
He looked pretty intense even giving the normal presser answers that we would expect, but it was a look that said to me that he wanted to get right back out there and continue with what he just came from doing. I didn't really have an issue with anything he said - I actually was enjoying that he seemed to be mulling over what he saw today as he was speaking.
|3 days 12 hours ago||The Confounding Factor...||
The confounding factor when it comes to points is that Brian is responsible for a decent portion of the front page content, which I think is 25 points per post (I only made the front page myself once, so I could be wrong there), plus there are the typically numerous upvotes he receives in his rare board appearances. The mod powers don't hurt when it comes to point total either. Still, you never know.
|3 days 13 hours ago||Host Cities And Sites...||
To get a rough idea of the general requirements (this list seems typical of the sites usually selected), the host locations for this year (per an ESPN article from November):
First Round March 17-18
UD Arena (Dayton, Ohio)
Second-Third Rounds March 19, 21
Veterans Memorial Arena (Jacksonville, Fla.)
KFC Yum! Center (Louisville)
Consol Energy Center (Pittsburgh)
Rose Garden (Portland, Ore.)
March 20, 22
Time Warner Cable Arena (Charlotte, N.C.)
Nationwide Arena (Columbus, Ohio)
CenturyLink Center (Omaha, Neb.)
Midwest Regional March 26, 28
Quicken Loans Arena (Cleveland)
West Regional March 26, 28
Staples Center (Los Angeles)
South Regional March 27, 29
NRG Stadium (Houston)
East Regional March 27, 29
Carrier Dome (Syracuse)
National Semifinals April 4
Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis)
Championship Game April 6
Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis)
|3 days 16 hours ago||Not Much Longer...||
There was another story out there today that mentioned the forecast called for the fog to lift later today and into the evening, so if it holds, sometime later on tonight, Urban Meyer and a large contingent of the Buckeye faithful (the well-to-do Buckeye faithful, as it is a cruise for a charity) will probably see terra firma again.
|3 days 16 hours ago||Spring Indeed...||
It is difficult to hear the word "spring" right now because it would imply - well, usually - in Michigan something better than 20 degrees with a 20 MPH wind, but these images are somehow as refreshing as an actual spring. The Harbaugh era begins in earnest today.
Like others have said, I am glad to see the new staff embracing social media and adopting a more open stance, letting people in a least a little bit.
|3 days 22 hours ago||That Orange...||
Yeah, I am going to say that if you got the Browns in that orange to stand on the side of a street somewhere, people may very well believe that there is work either in progress or about to begin on that section of the street. Then again, if you're ever short hazard cones, I am sure that you could theoretically borrow the Browns for small, short-term municipal projects.
|3 days 22 hours ago||Undercards To The Main Event...||
Mattison was the consummate team player under Brady Hoke, and there’s no reason to think he won’t be under Harbaugh. It will be more interesting to see how the veteran and well-respected defensive mind meshes with the up-and-coming Durkin and what results they produce together on the field.
I know a great majority of people are focused on how the QB situation in particular will pan out, but the Durkin / Mattison collaboration might be an intriguing story running underneath some of the other ones. I am personally excited to see what these two together can put together for a defense.
|3 days 22 hours ago||Great Read...||
Yeah, and I've watched. But I've done less assessing than you would probably imagine. You don't always know what a player was coached, what his technique was, what he was being asked to do. And I've gotten myself into the habit of starting with a fresh slate.
This in conjunction with what Harbaugh said about "asking questions" as opposed to answering them already tells me that we're off to a better start organizationally than in the previous regime. Instead of trying to make players fits a pre-determined scheme, figuring out who and what you have and then developing a playbook and scheme to fit around that...well....that's where maximizing potential and breeding success begins, in my opinion.
|4 days 1 hour ago||This Could Be Interesting...||
Perhaps more important for the players the next few weeks is to display a level of toughness Harbaugh enthusiasts believe he instantly will bring. Playing with toughness is something that has distinguished Harbaugh teams in the past, and unquestionably he intends to instill that at Michigan.
This is in the quote above, but I feel it is worth reiterating because one of the ways he historically seems to instill this is to make the results visible to everyone by tracking performance. It's part of a larger formula, but perhaps one of the most important elements of it, in my opinion. I think this will lead to some interesting surprises when it comes time to construct a working depth chart (which as you know may or may not be the depth chart per se).
|4 days 13 hours ago||Indeed Yes...||
Changing the gameday experience through the introduction of negligent arson sounds about right when you read some of the things on Felisa Israel's resume actually. This is the same person who said "Oh god no" to a question regarding whether or not she had basketball experience as a player, but admitted to being a fan of tennis.
|4 days 16 hours ago||Embed For The Board...|
|4 days 17 hours ago||Regarding Oregon...||
Actually, I was shocked Oregon hadn't used this one already. Not to worry, of course - Phil Knight has seen this site already, I assume, and someone is already creating the necessary mold to make this a reality. All the while, he's kicking himself that he couldn't figure that one out first.
As for ours, I am simply glad it is someone's concept. I personally don't share the same view, that's all. I will put it politely.
Also, Oklahoma State's....I laughed, sorry.
|4 days 18 hours ago||Pre-Ordered Officially...||
"When those who love Michigan football the most recognized it was being attacked from within, they rallied to reclaim the values that have made it great for over a century -- values that go deeper than dollars. The list of heroes includes players, students, lettermen, fans and faculty – and the leaders who had the courage to listen to them."
First and foremost, I did pre-order it. It could have been titled "Michigan And A Minor Existential Crisis" and I still would. The title isn't bothersome, and I don't think "Return" was meant to be indicative of football itself but the culture that made football great at Michigan for so long.
Second, this quote from the draft jacket copy is the part that offhand intrigues me the most - our "Blue October", if you will, not just here but in almost every corner of the fanbase, alums and non-alums, powerful and not so much alike. There was a unified outcry for change and it came in ways that were difficult to imagine back around Labor Day.
|4 days 19 hours ago||Already Covered...||
Desmond Morgan Speaks on Redshirt, Student Teaching in Saline
The MGoBlue video has already made it to the board.
|4 days 21 hours ago||In The Article...||
Hecklinski takes his spot on the coaching staff after a four year career with the “Big Blue” at Michigan, where he personally coached receiver Jeremy Gallon to a record setting season in 2013.
"Big Blue".....gah. I had no idea that Kentucky played its games in the Big House.
Still, good luck to Hecklinski. Say what you will about the relative quality of the coaching under the previous staff, but I was at least always intrigued by some of the things Heck did, like run the WRs through some of the same drills as the offensive linemen.
|4 days 21 hours ago||Closer To Home...||
It sets up well for Bellomy in that he probably has a more realizable shot to play at UTSA, but being closer - much closer - to home has to bring a little comfort as well. He will always have that degree from Michigan though, being that he's a graduate transfer. Hopefully, he makes it onto the field for the Roadrunners and does well. Best of luck to him.
|5 days 1 hour ago||Yes Indeed...||
Always up for celebrating a win (or two in one day in different sports) over this particular school. Inside, I was all...well...
|5 days 11 hours ago||Over On CBS...||
Over on CBS, their mock drafts - now updated with combine results - have Frank Clark going as a 7th rounder or free agent (25 out of the top 25 DEs in the draft), and Jake Ryan as the 18th OLB out of the top 25 - that's projected as the 203rd overall pick or so, or a solid 6th round pick. Despite being updated yesterday, Funchess still goes within the first two rounds on their projection.
|5 days 11 hours ago||Wow Indeed...||
“We get 15,000 people here and just go into non-compete mode. We showed softness and a lack of leadership and a lack of willingness to listen to leadership. It’s unacceptable.’’
You know, now and again, teams need to hear this so they can turn it around, although I have to think that Miles might get flack from this from some people. That being said, the comments on some sites are pretty amusing - on SBNation, for example:
If getting shut out of your locker room is worse than losing by 28 at home, you are doing it wrong. The Nebraska players are doing it wrong.
|5 days 13 hours ago||Not Giving Up...||
To the OP, I don't know that anyone has given up so much, but I believe that many have conceded to the reality that injuries and a tough schedule have probably kept the NCAA tournament out of a realistic discussion at this point. Best estimates at this point give us an 85% or so chance of winning 1 or 2 more games (combined probabilities of both scenarios) and that doesn't put us in the big dance. It might get us into the NIT if it pans out that way, but going back through the records of those who did not automatically qualify, there's a realizable chance even this does not occur. I've not given up (I doubt anyone has - this is the highly engaged end of the fanbase), but when you throw stats into the discussion, the "likely / not likely" debate is probably the better way to frame this.
|5 days 15 hours ago||"The Imitation Game"||
Although the film takes some significant liberties regarding Turing's life, I did enjoy "The Imitation Game" rather a lot. I have always been fascinated by the work that Turing did during the Second World War and what his work has meant to so many things that were inspired by his work (such as stored-program computers - he laid the theoretical foundation for the first one).
|5 days 17 hours ago||Very Nice...||
Michigan's Four Factors at the end of this game -
eFG% - 53.64% (average of last five games was 48.21%)
OREB% - 25.81% (average of last five games was 23.50%)
FTR - 14.55% (average of last five games - 30.37%)
TOV% - 12.03% (average of last five games - 13.24%)
Offensive PPP for this game was 1.10 and our A/T ratio was 1.625.
That was a very exciting game start to finish and it was great to see a much improved offensive performance compared to the last month.
|5 days 18 hours ago||Here It Is...||
“Tom has been an incredible friend to Harvard Athletics for many years. This gift is a testament to his commitment to the continued success of our basketball program and the young men in it,” Amaker said in a statement. “Tom’s leadership throughout the years has been vital to the program that we have built, and I could not be more thrilled and proud to be the Stemberg Family Head Coach for Men’s Basketball.”
Thomas Stemberg founded Staples, so you wonder if among the terms of the endowment are a break on binder clips and things like that.
In all seriousness though, Harvard and some of the other Ivies have thrown some serious money at sports lately. It's an interesting trend actually.
|5 days 19 hours ago||Four Factors At Halftime...||
eFG% - 60.94%
OREB% - 29.41%
FTR - 0.00%
TOV% - 8.57%
PPP so far is 1.30
For Ohio State:
eFG% - 52.38%
OREB% - 8.33%
FTR - 9.52%
TOV% - 26.77%
PPP so far is 0.80
|6 days 1 hour ago||UHF Channels...||
I have memories of not having cable in the early 1980s, and I still remember that you could - on a clear weather day usually - get CKCO out of Sarnia or CHCH out of London. I definitely remember Channel 9 being CBET Windsor and that of course came in clear as a bell. There were probably even more than that which made appearances on the UHF band when it was a beautiful, sunny day.
|6 days 1 hour ago||Embed For The Board...|
|6 days 13 hours ago||Oh, Why Not...||
If I had to choose one thing, it would be that on MGoBlog, you get to engage with the highly engaged and admittedly more obsessive fans of Michigan athletics and really just about everything Michigan related. Sometimes, it leads to some contentious discussions, but such is life in an intelligent, informed and probably highly dysfunctional (but proud of this fact) family.
|6 days 15 hours ago||About This...||
The Wolverines appear likely to land anywhere from the No. 9 seed to the No. 11 seed in the upcoming Big Ten tournament. They'll have to run the table to have any chance of landing in the NCAA tournament.
Well, by best estimates, the chances of them winning the last four games - not discussing the Big Ten Tournament for the moment - sits around 2.17% at the last calculation, so there's that. I think the worst record entering the NIT last year was High Point at 16-14, so I would assume that might roughly be the floor this year too.
|6 days 15 hours ago||Just Tuned In...||
....well, sort of, on the CBS GameTracker.
8-1 TTU in the bottom of the 4th inning. Nutof struck out the side in the top of the 4th, however, so there is that. It's also 58 degrees in Savannah right now and I wish I was there watching the game, not fretting about the icicles creeping down the side of my house.
|6 days 19 hours ago||I Have To Say...||
Hail & Unite teaser trailer.....
...has been killed with fire. Actually, let's try to minimize the coverage of this particular topic as the popular stance is now well-known. At most, major updates only, please, and even then, consider the consequences of the thread.
|6 days 22 hours ago||For Perspective...||
For perspective, that is in fact the worst time (unofficial, I believe, for the moment) among those WRs with times recorded. The top of the list to date is Phillip Dorsett from Miami (4.33), Chris Conley (4.35) and Kenny Bell (4.40).
|6 days 23 hours ago||Very Interesting....||
I see we decided against the Wagon Queen Family Truckster despite the high-pressure sales technique, eh? Probably a move for the better. This was a far more reliable car anyway. Still would have opted for te faux wood paneling though.
|1 week 18 min ago||I See It Like This...||
Man has a long history of bad ideas. For example:
"Hail And Unite" is defnitely worse than this person's idea, a lot worse and it serves less of a purpose than this person's idea too. I mean, "Hail And Unite" can't even be used as a clumsy, awkward way to transport shitty lumber. Why Weiss and his cohorts insist on seeing this through is beyond me.
|1 week 13 hours ago||The Purse Split...||
The New York Post had some stuff on the potential split here -
The long anticipated bout at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas will almost surely break every financial record ever, and make both boxers richer than ever. Mayweather could earn $120 million or more, while Pacquiao’s split of the purse will likely be around $80 million.
As someone who only casually followed boxing over the years, I have to say that I would watch two fighters do this for some split of $200 million or so.
|1 week 15 hours ago||The Snow Thing...||
Well, first and foremost, welcome to Michigan and the state of Michigan, John O'Korn. Sorry the late winter weather isn't more friendly.
On the upside (maybe), he'll get the chance to see snow as it happens tonight and into tomorrow, rather than what has been sitting and becoming stale on the ground for weeks now. Some introduction indeed. Glad he's here all the same though.
|1 week 16 hours ago||Congratulations....||
First and foremost, congratulations on getting married!
As for myself, I will celebrate my 11th anniversary in April, but I will say that these conflicts do arise from time to time even into the marriage. I had to set up a system whereby I could text cooking instructions to my wife and then be home before a certain time to actually serve a Thanksgiving dinner on the day of the 2011 Michigan-Ohio State game and it was not an easy negotiation.
This year for the Utah game, as it conflicts with nothing, we are in the preliminary stages of planning a "Here's To Harbaugh" party at the house, considering I will have a nice long weekend around Labor Day like I normally do. My wife thinks a Thursday party for a non-conference football game only underscores my obsessive nature, but I don't care really and she's now well aware of this foible.
|1 week 20 hours ago||To Be Fair...||
It is true that there were many discussions about this when it happened, but aside from a notable few, they managed to go well enough (define that as you will) with only some people wandering into Bolivia / banhammer territory. Obviously, this one is being watched for the same things that those were, but this is different in that it is Clark's NFL combine interview and being asked about the incident. A few people have provided the longer statements made by Clark to reporters with regards to what he told teams in various links throughout the thread too.
If it got to a point where it was a steaming pile of inflammatory posts, that's another thing, so hopefully it doesn't get there.
|1 week 20 hours ago||Very Cool...||
Very cool indeed, and I do like that shirt actually - "M Student Veteran". I may have to get one myself.
I know this was discussed the other day, but I don't think anyone is surprised by the flow of former Michigan and even non-Michigan players and personnel in and out of Schembechler Hall for visits now. This is one of the tangible aspects of the so-called "Harbaugh Effect", I would say.
|1 week 22 hours ago||For Reference...||
Just for reference, team offensive PPP in that same stretch (so not player-specific) comes out to an average of 1.04 over an average of 58 possessions per game for Michigan. As for best and worst offensive PPP, we achieved that (to date anyway) in back-to-back affairs - the worst was 0.83 in the last game against Illinois, and the best in the same range was our most recent matchup with MSU - 1.21.
|1 week 1 day ago||Experiment...||
I fixed the title and provided a more representative quote, so we'll see where it goes for a bit, although at this point, the thread might not be salvagable. I shall return to it in a little bit to see. (work-related delay in fixing this, also car not wanting to start when it is -12 outside, and now another meeting coming up).
|1 week 1 day ago||The LA Times...||
The Los Angeles Times has concept renderings of the proposed site right here - LINK
“We're thinking about the project as a 21st century, next-generation stadium,” said architect David Manica, noting that the venue and renderings are still in the early conceptual stages. “We want it to be the ultimate outdoor event experience, which includes both sports and entertainment. And we want it to be uniquely L.A.”
Manica represents the same firm that did the renovations of Dolphin Stadium as well as Wembley Stadium. The Texans' stadium is their handiwork too.
|1 week 1 day ago||Welcome To Friday...||
Well, between the fact that right now it would have to actually get warmer to be simply cold and the fact that I've officially caught the community cold which is being passed around the office at the moment, Friday has gotten off to something of a rocky start. Add that to snow this weekend - not a lot, but just enough to make it interesting - and it will basically be a stay in and watch hoops weekend. Wait, that's not bad at all.
|1 week 1 day ago||From The Diamondback...||
The document estimates the cost of the additional scholarships at about $94.5 million per year if the “Year of Readiness” program were implemented nationwide, which is less than 10 percent of football and men’s basketball postseason revenue distribution across all Division I programs.
That's from the Diamondback's article, and while it is great that many schools and conferences could probably cover it, I don't know that this is a rule you can revisit now that the nature and status of football and basketball are vastly changed from 1972.
As I recall, part of the motivation for removing the freshman rule initially was the economic downturn of the late 1960s and early 1970s and that it was deemed impractical from that standpoint, among others. Still, several programs - particularly in basketball - have since built and sustained their competitiveness on the backs of talented freshmen and I don't see anyone wanting to hamstring themselves unless everyone does it, which...well....that likely won't happen, and I can't believe that any one conference, even the Big Ten, would voluntarily self-impose it and watch recruits scatter to other corners.
In any event, as the article posted by the OP clearly says, there is no proposal and they are reaching out to gauge interest in starting a discussion on the topic, so any proposal in any form is likely a long way out if anything ever comes of it.
|1 week 1 day ago||MgoFrequency...||
In the mod role and in addition to being a regular poster, I essentially have a tab with the site going during normal waking hours or when I actually have meetings where this computer is being used for presentations and I shouldn't have this site among the active sites on my tabs. The frequency of visits depends on a lot of factors - like shit tons of actual work this week limiting visits, for example, so only perodic visits - but probably a solid several deep dives throughout the day. I never use the site on the computer actually assigned to my desk, only on my personal PC which also has work-related purposes.
|1 week 1 day ago||Actually...||
Actually, Prince is only 34, but he was here for what seemed like ages all the same. We drafted him in 2002, I believe - lower first round, as I recall.
Either way, it sort of seems like he just left too. Two seasons in Memphis and not even one in Boston and here he is again.
|1 week 1 day ago||Haven't Seen Confirmation....||
....however, Marc Stein threw this out there. We shall see, I guess:
|1 week 1 day ago||More Understated...||
....than the tweets above, but it gets the disillusionment and anger across quite well:
|1 week 1 day ago||Agree With This...||
I agree with this, and I don't doubt that for completely non-Michigan reasons for the most part Schembechler Hall becomes a stop on the way to wherever for several players and coaches during the spring and summer so they can sit down and chat with Harbaugh when possible. I like the idea because it makes Michigan appear like a magnet in that regard and it would look good to prospective athletes. It is - in a sense - a built-in advertising campaign.
|1 week 2 days ago||Yes Indeed...||
We've all seen the NCAA Compliance folks in action...
|1 week 2 days ago||In That Case...||
This being the case, posbang and other celebratory threads from here on out will be looked at more closely. Also, there are a few avatars which may need to be reviewed as time permits. I will remind people as I find the avatars but questionable content from certain threads per Brain's post above will be simply deleted as it is found.
|1 week 2 days ago||Just So You Know...||
Kim Barnes Arico did specifically point out that Jim Harbaugh was in attendance as part of the great crowd, so there is that. If there is a Harbaugh Effect, it is nice to see that it is indeed starting to infiltrate other varsity programs. Actually, more to the point, it is great to see him supporting other programs on campus like this honestly.
|1 week 2 days ago||Not This Again...||
I feel like this is something that would be on "TV's Bloopers And Practical Jokes"....
|1 week 2 days ago||Good Question...||
It seems like at least a few would stumble onto these just by doing research about the programs and schools at Michigan anyway, though obviously you wouldn't rely on people just happening upon the site.
I would have to think that at least directing recruits to the site for things like this is probably just fine per the NCAA (electronic correspondence is allowed in some forms anyway). If the links to videos were in an e-mail, I believe that passes the test. This was also tweeted out for general consumption, so there's definitely no issue here.
I don't think you can send out physical media like DVD for these things, at least not to uncommitted recruits, but I could be wrong there.
|1 week 2 days ago||One Minor Thing...||
Amid the trials of this year is something that I always found interesting actually, at least until the last few games with the defense has begun to slide a little bit. Up until the game against Iowa, our defensive PPP had been averaging a smidge under 1.00 at 0.99, which really isn't bad at all except for the part about offensive PPP being 1.05 in the same period, so you know what simply has not been there consistently. Since the Iowa game, defensive PPP (I know, average of four games....grumble grumble...) is 1.27, but slightly improved on the other side at 1.06 PPP.
|1 week 2 days ago||Some Names....||
A quick look at Butler's notable alumni in football include names like:
- Demarcus Lawrence
- Zach Mettenberger
- Markus White
- Jermaine Williams
- Robert Goff
- Ron Fellows
- Rudi Johnson
There are others, but there's a few notable NBA names to come from Butler as well as some players in the MLB currently.
|1 week 3 days ago||To Add A Little...||
The OP threw some stats out there, but here are four factors from last night:
eFG%: Michigan - 47.92%, Michigan State - 68.00%
OREB%: Michigan - 29.41%, Michigan State - 37.50%
FTR: Michigan - 58.33%, Michigan State - 34.00%
TOV%: Michigan - 9.05%, Michigan State - 12.22%
So, we did well enough at the line, and this was a low turnover affair (which you want), but we were flat out outshot. Of note, however, is the 1.21 offensive PPP for Michigan - you would have to go back to the NJIT game for a higher PPP. The flip side of that is Michigan State's offensive PPP, which was 1.43, which makes it our worst defensive performance. Our A/T ratio was 1.667, which was the highest since the Illinois game (the one we won, that is).
|1 week 3 days ago||Agree With This...||
The Stoddard family did say that Auburn offered to have Williams and Russell apologize in a private confidential meeting, but that’s not good enough for them. “She was publicly humiliated and that’s why I won’t accept anything but a public apology for my sister.”
I totally agree with that - they should have to publicly apologize and the University should have to deal with this in the public spotlight. It was pretty telling when Mrs. Stoddard says later in the article that she wanted this because she didn't want it swept under the rug, a rather embarrassing indictment of the culture at Auburn indeed. Well, if the school even cares, that is, which historically they seem to prefer secrecy and with a hint of rationalization and marginalization.
|1 week 3 days ago||Just One Metric...||
....but a telling one right now:
Michigan eFG% - 30.76%
Michigan State eFG% - 75.00%
I'll have the end-of-game stats later on, of course.
|1 week 3 days ago||I've Got It...||
We should switch the MSU band's sheet music for their fight song with "Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better" because that has been the mindset of this school for the last several years and if we can marginalize them to a cute number in "Annie Get Your Gun", it simply underscores how ridiculous their obsessive behavior is. Well, that's my own feeling anyway.
|1 week 3 days ago||Usually, It Does...||
Actually, this thread appears every year as a light-hearted knock on various MGoThings and it usually goes reasonably well. Most folks don't cross any boundaries whereby they would be ridiculing religion - most people, I said. There is always one person whose snark initiates a 30-40 post sidebar because they could not help themselves. Typically, that will get deleted after other users let the "problem" have it.
|1 week 3 days ago||Getting The Word Out...||
In a moment of self-parody and taking advantage of my rather well-known obsession with everything Michigan, I did work the vote into a presentation today with at least a mention telling people where to go. Some uncomfortable chuckles from the MSU people that were in the audience, but definitely not ashamed. I gave my 10 minutes of all business and I felt I was entitled.
|1 week 3 days ago||If You're Interested...||
All seven seasons of this are on Netflix, if you're interested. NBC Can't Miss Thursday was a must growing up certainly. I think the order was "The Cosby Show", then "Family Ties", then "Cheers". NBC basically owned 90 minutes of network television for 6-7 years there.
|1 week 3 days ago||Shame...||
The Browns and Lochmann would have been an interesting combination - "The Kraft Factory Of Sadness, Brought To You By Coca-Cola And Yum! Brands" or something like that would have been the best. As it stands, he'll have to work with "Talking Stick Resort Arena", as it is now known officially in Phoenix.
|1 week 3 days ago||Fitzpatrick...||
He did have some BIg Ten offers, per 247Sports.
Indiana, Illinois and Purdue all offered. Cincinnati, Eastern Michigan, Kentucky, Toledo, Wake Forest, Ohio (NTO) and of course Louisville round out that list. From the look of things, in addition to Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Michigan State and Tennessee all had someone recruiting him but no offers yet.
|1 week 3 days ago||Not Meijer...||
If he has any taste in seafood at all and wants to shop local while he's here, Superior Fish Company in Royal Oak or Eastern Market. If you're going to do it, make sure you go with quality and not worry so much about price, I would say.
|1 week 3 days ago||Where I Am...||
Currently on a break from a meeting, but someone here did indeed brave the lines at New Palace in Hamtramck (hopefully, they get to charge that time - it WAS for work) to get five dozen or so to bring to this meeting. Prune and plum are gone, but there are plenty of custard ones left strangely enough, and that's fine because that's a particular favorite of mine. Not surprisingly, the caffiene buzz is now enhanced by the sugar buzz, and I am sure it means I'll be asleep at my desk after the crash later.
|1 week 4 days ago||Could Be Wrong...||
There was an article about a week ago that mentioned that one of the major drivers behind his decision to leave was being force to star Manziel, and if that is the case, I can definitely see the problem. It wouldn't be the idea of starting Manziel so much as the notion that - if you're Shanahan - apparently your assessment as the OC and someone close to the situation does not supercede ticket or memerobilia sales.
|1 week 4 days ago||About All This...||
One of the hardest things I had to do in my work recently was assign the work orders to get the demolition of both the services and all the system conduit that we had across the propert started (well, in the spring - a bit hard to do that work right at the moment). There is a lot of history that we will be - for the final time - ne taking out of service on South Campus throughout the year.
|1 week 4 days ago||This Quote...||
“I’m here to say, ‘Fall down? Get up.’ That’s what we do. That’s how you grow up.”
This was a nice article and thanks for sharing it.
I have always admired how Hutchins approaches coaching really, and to hear some of the background on where it developed was actually very interesting.
|1 week 4 days ago||Student Sales...||
General public numbers have dipped from 40,506 in 2011 to 37,823 last season. Faculty/staff has dropped over that same time period from 4,438 to 4,005. And student sales have fallen from 10,513 to 6,440.
That student number is pretty remarkable really, but you're getting to a point now where some of these student probably have most of their lives coinciding with the time Ferentz has been at Iowa and they cannot remember not punting from their opponent's 35 yard line. I can see where they might want to experiment with other forms of football, maybe even throwing to someone that isn't a tight end. You never know.
|1 week 4 days ago||Among Other Things...||
Among other things, this is a little weird to me because my daughter is only one year younger than, oh, "the class of 2023", and that in combination with the news today that Rivals is now setting up recuiting pages for sixth graders for football makes me believe that recruiting and rankings - well, certain aspects of them anyway - may have finally begun its approach to the ramp which will lead to jumping the shark.
|1 week 4 days ago||Not Deleted...||
I cannot think of which thread specifically, but it was a reply to a post in another thread and now slowly making its way to the bottom of the first page (Tuesday Visitors thread, I think). As with anything regarding former players, there is nothing which is OT so it's completely allowable.
|1 week 4 days ago||Voted...||
I put my vote in for today.
I also distributed this poll to a few other people around here so they can vote as well. Hopefully, they send it along to their friends and so on down the chain, eh?
Thanks for the reminder on this, incidentally.
|1 week 5 days ago||Very Interesting...||
It's just fun to see my own alma mater - Saline - among the high schools on the list, and a son of Fred Jackson at that. It really wouldn't matter who per se, but at least when I was there, Saline was not generally putting out names that would have appeared on a preview such as this one (although we had a few guys floating around the Big Ten).
|1 week 5 days ago||Before Games...||
Just to gain a psychological advantage, we should try something similar before home games, releasing a wolverine right in front of the opposing bench, although instead of letting it loose we could release it into a cage that we are" fairly sure" is secure. Periodically, we can send someone over to check the locks and feign concern each time.
|1 week 5 days ago||Wine, Definitely Wine...||
As it is effing freezing and even two trips to the recycling have proven to be long walks despite being short walks normally, wine seems an appropriate solution for the situation. Specifically, and this is one that was gifted to me, a Cupcake malbec - it isn't bad at all really. We'll be here with the SNL 40th special and watching my neighbors attempt to negotiate the cold for reasons unknown.
|1 week 5 days ago||E Online...||
E-Online has the guest list here - very impressive indeed - LINK
VH1 ran a documentary this morning on the first five years of SNL specifically, and as someone who remembers watching in the 80s and so on into the 90s and beyond, having caught up with the early years in syndication, I enjoyed seeing the backstory (another take on it anyway - several books and specials exist as it is) and the story of the development of the show initially (which this particular one focused on).
The best story out of that, I thought, came from a NBC talent coordinator who was in Lorne Michaels' office the Monday after the show premiered. He said Michaels had reviews from all over the country hanging on the wall, having highlighted words like "purile", "sophomoric" and "tedious" among others, and mentioned that it became something of a motivational tool.
|1 week 5 days ago||"Altered States"...||
I believe that's precisely how you get the cinematography for the movie adaptation of Chayefsky's "Altered States". It is one of the few films which does not require drugs to make you believe you are on drugs (much like the main character) during certain visual sequences. That aside, it is not a bad film at all, in my estimation.
|1 week 6 days ago||Hungover Indeed...||
There was an amount of port wine, beer and perhaps something else involved in last night - I am not certain what the last thing was, although the bottle is indeed mostly empty. I woke up to the noise of YouTube videos on my son's Kindle and at the moment would have to probably die to improve in terms of how I feel. Coffee and ibuprofen this morning, I suppose.
|1 week 6 days ago||Friendly Reminder...||
Just remember what can happen if you're not careful....
|1 week 6 days ago||Semi-Tradition...||
Threads like this are something of a minor semi-tradition here actually. There are teams on various user groups and leagues in others which are predominantly MGoBloggers and indeed a couple people even get into the Call Of Duty and other similar forums. Granted, in the non-OT season they may or may not stay up depending on other news, but at this time of the year, they are acceptable.
|1 week 6 days ago||Although...||
I had though that at least some vague support was shown by NBA management at some point for making athletes complete at least two years at their instution, or alternatively, one year at school and then a year in Europe, the D-League or some other non-NBA league. The reason fronted by Silver, as I recall, is that there is growing concern over less-than-complete products constantly being sent to the league. The problem is that it would require structural changes to the NBA's CBA, if I remember correctly.
|1 week 6 days ago||A Little Search...||
A little search of WeatherSource indicates that the observed max temperature in Chicago on that day was 48 degrees, so yeah, thunderstorm, wind and a cold, piercing monsoon....I kind of get the full picture on the decision of a few dozen thousand now. That being said, the Purdue game in 1995 - one of the worst weather games I can recall (but not the worst), and I stayed for the whole thing.
|2 weeks 9 hours ago||Of Course...||
Yes indeed. This is in no way meant to compete with the vastness of MGoBlog - it's a side venture for me in addition to being a mod here and in addition to the job which brings in the bulk of my money.
The time investment in a podcast (planning and doing), I am finding, actually is less than the time I spend each week trying to keep this place looking sane, but then I develop routines and systems to fit it all in.
|2 weeks 12 hours ago||As It Is Cold...||
....and will be cold to the point of outside being not a good idea this weekend, I've locked myself in here with some Marques de Caceres and, for the time being, "Constantine" so I can troll my wife on Twitter with what is happening on the show right now. Yes, this is how you show people you love them if you're me. Fortunately, no promise of "functional" was in the vows, right?
|2 weeks 14 hours ago||Cracker Barrel...||
I've got two locations within about 20 minutes of me actually - one in Belleville and one in Monroe. Strangely, my wife actually prefers to go for lunch as she's a fan of the Reuben sandwich that they serve. The advantage to eating there really is that one meal makes eating for the next day and a half or so not necessary.
|2 weeks 14 hours ago||Interesting Development...||
If I had worked out a scheme to get paid for at least temporarily blighting football programs, I probably would get out of the business around 60 or so (I believe he's approaching that age) because you hopefully have invested smartly and there's no need to inflict further damage on other programs.
I could see him eventually doing some color commentary though, in all seriousness. His take on the game - if not his ability to coach it - could be potentially interesting at points.
|2 weeks 14 hours ago||Per The Post Above...||
Your unpopular U-M opinions
Following instructions from the post above this one.
|2 weeks 16 hours ago||Let's See...||
"Your Unpopular Opinions On Unpopular Opinions On Board Threads"
"Does This Look Infected? (NSFW)"
"Updates On Tool World Tour (Palace Included)"
"I Called Jet's An Hour Ago And No Pizza. What Say You?"
"Your Unpopular Opinions On Mods"
"MGoApp Will Not Work While Stuck In Copy Room. HELP!"
I could think of others....
|2 weeks 16 hours ago||Oh, Very Well...||
If Paramount had demanded the removal of the 90 minutes of mind-numbingly uninteresting special effects from Star Trek: The Motion Picture, the result would have been a mildly interesting hour-long television special. Indeed, if they had stayed faithful to the original intent of the project, it would have been the pilot for a reboot of the series.
Also, "Clue" is an epic film.
|2 weeks 17 hours ago||He's Gone Now...||
To would-be trolls, a polite reminder:
|2 weeks 18 hours ago||More Obscure Than Unpopular...||
I have always thought that - if not through his play - Mario Mendoza deserves at least a small plaque in the Hall Of Fame for being one of the few players in the MLB to have an arbitrary statistical boundary named for him. Neifi Perez deserves a similar honor for his career 0.297 OBP.
|2 weeks 18 hours ago||Worthy Of Posting...||
A2 USMC, you're new to the board - maybe (some of our trolls are persistent, lonely people) - so just be aware that statements like this don't necessarily carry weight when you just got here. Indeed, there are people who peruse the boards who are appointed arbiters of postworthy or not. Indeed, you might notice some of your trolling in the 105.1 thread missing now. I can't think of who might have done that *looks at Delete button on screen* oh....
|2 weeks 18 hours ago||Experience...||
One things that truly irritates me about the "Hail And Unite" stuff is that it does add to what a lot of people that I know at least see as the problem, and that is as you say - that this experience is slowly starting to morph into the experience I could have at, say, Ford Field (and for a little less there too, I might add). In the past, I would often go to game not only because I obsess about Michigan football but because I could drop the world off at the gate for a bit. I can't even really do that now and trying to invent traditions like this song rather than have them evolve as they traditionally do just does not sit well.
|2 weeks 19 hours ago||Legends Lost...||
In a short space of time, two enormous names in the world of cllegiate basketball have been lost, and if things do indeed come in threes as some say, I really don't want to know who the third in this group might be just because all the accomplishments and all the players who were developed just under these two coaches.
|2 weeks 19 hours ago||You Know...||
I was a little reluctant at first to have threads for all these tweets just from a mod standpoint, but as a fan, they are proving to be rather entertaining and engaging. I tend to agree with the OP really - these are getting me rather excited to see how this teams shakes out in the spring and then on into fall camp. It's been a while since I've been this intrigued, but I think the potential for some interesting battles just about everywhere is what is driving me there.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Four Factors At The End...||
Welp, the Four Factors at the end:
For Michigan -
eFG% - 40.35%
OREB% - 25.00%
FTR - 10.53%
TOV% - 16.75%
PPP was 0.83
For Illinois -
eFG% - 44.35%
OREB% - 32.43%
FTR - 20.97%
TOV% - 9.37%
PPP was 1.03
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Cool Shot...||
The reaction from Illinois fans was pretty chuckleworthy actually - the entire student section seemed horribly confused for a few moments after this shot. As for that shot, loved the awareness from Spike, as well as the creativity involved in determining that the best solution to the problem was the self alley-oop.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||At This Point...||
I tend to believe that, at this point, this team would have to win out to get even a puncher's chance at a play-in game honestly. Right now, best estimates for a team which accumulates 17 wins to make the NCAA Tournament is about 0.3% per TeamRankings. For 18 wins, that suddenly jumps to all of 6.0% for an estimated probability. Nobody really does the same detailed analysis for the NIT, I think, but I imagine there is still a realizeable shot at that one provided we do well the rest of the way.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Valnetine's Day....||
My wife and I as a rule tend to avoid the Hallmark holidays. I plan on getting supplies for the kids so they can do something crafty for their mom, but that's about it. I think my wife half-expected a Valentine when we first met, but after I told her that I would much rather re-enact the legend and beheading of St. Valentine on the front lawn just to see what the neighbors would think, she hasn't mentioned it since. Wait until she sees the shipment of garter snakes that is due to arrive right before St. Patrick's Day, right? That re-enactment could be fun.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||It Might Just Be Me...||
This might just be me, but the part of this I really can't stand is that it is a group which wants to give in to the things that people have tried - recently unsuccessfully - to keep out of places like Michigan Stadium. It used to be that I would go to games to escape the sort that would be trying to peddle "pump up" or "hype" music and just have a band and a game for a few hours. Worse, this is seed money for someone to theoretically in turn write something almost no one would want. I really do not understand why they feel that this needs to be done.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||GoPro...||
We've actually used this at work to show up close how things are actually built and fixed on the distribution system in an effort to improve standards and the writing of work instructions for various tasks, but yeah, the GoPro in this video did provide some views that I found rather intriguing as well. I'll put it that way.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Generous...||
The line is sort of generous in our favor in a weird way given that most simulators, which of course are using historic data (so no Harbaugh speculative bump) have us losing this one by an average of ten points or so. It's one of the reasons lines which come out about six months before a game, and especially when one of thsoe teams has a new staff top to bottom, unease me a little bit. That's just the part of me that would be hesitant to even offer a line until August because of no truly representative data on which to base it in "new staff" situations. Then again, 3 or 4 points might be their "Harbaugh speculative bump" - no real clue what goes on in the minds of 5Dimes.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Interesting Question...||
Early April weather being early April weather, it could be anything from about 75 to 30 degrees and sunny to the worst sleet storm in history, so when you combine that with the Harbaugh excitement, I would guess anything from 40-60K, possibly a little more if it is indeed 70-ish and sunny that day. It would be cool to at least mostly fill the place this time around though.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Pet Peeve...||
This is something you encounter at events as well as on blogs and in the media, and it is the person who throws out the reactionary "fire (insert name)" and then has no organized theory on how to replace the person that they wish to see fired.
Granted, there are times that I would agree, but it is the situations where people say this and things are going relatively well overall that make me wonder if I am watching the same game as the person clamoring for heads, or if I am understanding the same thing as that person. It's when those people answer with nothing or "I don't care. Anyone" when queried about their statement that I want to tear my hair out.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I Am Intrigued...||
Jeff Towers, who, according to his LinkedIn profile, is an "executive with 30 years of experience leading robust marketing, communications and fundraising programs in some of the largest nonprofit organizations in America,''
I will admit that I read this person's background and am sort of intrigued as to how this would shake itself out in a recruiting coordinator role. On the surface, it might seem like a strange move, but I get the motivation to go this direction - they want the Rutgers name out there in a way that it is not. If that's what this guy is going to be doing while others do the active recruiting, that's not necessarily a bad move.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||That Tweet...||
Now, that tweet I really do like. I don't remember specifically, and I might be wrong, but I believe Harbaugh had mentioned that he wasn't going to go through a lot of film on present players in the weeks leading up to Spring Practice. That made me think we might be in for some interesting surprises in who begins to excel and where under Harbaugh's particular brand of development and motivation.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||It's Interesting...||
As I recall from the handbook, right now the only requirements to make this work don't restrict you with regard to the institution, but merely state that if you qualify for the one-time transfer exception, you'll basically get it, or if you don't, then all that has to be the case is that you have remaining eligibility and your financial aid was not renewed for the fifth year at the institution from which you're transferring. I might be missing something in there, but you don't have to do much to meet the graduate transfer requirements aside from graduate from the initial institution.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Interesting Stuff...||
A 30-for-30 on the 1988-89 season would be interesting if it had a heavy emphasis on the Frieder-Schembechler dynamic and the abrupt switch to Fisher. It may not be that season and that run so much as an interesting perspective on coach / AD interplay, especially when it is a tense, uneasy relationship.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Could Be Wrong...||
I could have misread it, but it was one person's remarks, and even then it was simply a theory that they threw out there in a somewhat non-commital manner, from the sound of it. That's how I took it anyway. Whether that person believes that or not, it definitely was not the intent of the story in general - the problem is definitely one of geography in this case.
The larger theme here is selfish adults doing things which ultimately screw over the kids they are supposedly there to mentor and coach.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||The Close Of The Article...||
The man responsible looks seconds away from a nervous breakdown at all times. I hope they win it all, if only to watch Tom Crean hike his pants up to his neck while chewing on the net he's just cut down and eaten whole.
I was under the asusmption that he did this for exhibition and OOC wins too, even to the point where he has been suspected in various rashes of net thefts in the Bloomington area over the last few years.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Nope...||
It works on this end at least (running it in Chrome, not sure if that makes the difference for anyone trying to view it). The scale is a little small, but then don't know if Hudl lets you change it. Actually, I had thought that you generally couldn't embed directly from Hudl, but they could have either changed something on the site recently or there's a magic "Embed" button that I obviously missed.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||One Thing....||
One thing I sort of wonder then is how many spaces would be open after the automatic bids to allow us even a shot in the NIT, assuming we are invited. Last year, I think nearly half the field was conference winners that did not get NCAA Tournament invites, so the margin for error for making the NIT might be fairly slim even now. It makes the next six games very interesting indeed, I think.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I Do It...||
I typically average 2 or so days per year for myself (prone to sinus infections and colds which I would rather not share), but because I have kids and a pretty generous bank of accrued absence time (about four months or so worth right now), I will sometimes stay home or work half days when they are sick as well, so I am probably out for about a week per year due to sickness of some kind, which isn't so bad really. I do telecommute on some of those occasions too, so it evens out when it comes to work demands.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||0.2%, If At All...||
At 13-11 right now, by the raw numbers they probably would have to go 4-2 at worst to even have the slimmest chance of backing into the NCAA Tournament (0.2% for a 17-win team on TeamRankings), but of course that isn't taking resume into consideration at that point.
Personally, I've sort of resigned myself to the possibility of going 2-4 with the wins being Northwestern and Rutgers (the two opponents of the remaining six I am pretty sure we could handle right now), but I would not be at all shocked if we stole one of those other four games and ended up 3-3 down the stretch. Which one? If asked, I would say the MSU game right now might be the best "up for grabs" candidate.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||My Own Journey...||
My own journey is an alwkward one really. I managed to get undergrad degrees in both cognitive science and anthropology, and I had every intention of rolling this into going to medical school and into psychiatry actually. Since that time 15 years ago, I've been a software developer (medical software), a technical writer for an aircraft systems manufacturer and for the last ten years, I've been at my present company as a distribution designer (bascially an engineering tech / support role) and now managing a group that does this work. I picked up an MBA in the intervening time too.
I still wouldn't trade the experiences I had at school for anything, along with the eye-opening experiences that I had which may have prepared me better to work on the customer-facing side of a business than any class I took. My degrees made me a student of people, and it has come in handy in a practical sense even in what I do now. To the OPs point, the net result here is that I have the "degree as a commodity" experience when it comes to connect it directly to my professional experience.
Even contibuting to an account to squirrel away money for my kids to have a similar experience, I do wonder if I'll ever be able to put away enough to meaningfully help them with this. Part of the question of sustainability for me is in that question - even if I am into this investment which will help front some of the money, do they still have to take out a loan on a Corvette (or better) to cover the rest?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Interesting Thread...||
One thing that is interesting to me in this thread is that we cataloged these redshirts as they happened over time, but here is the - in some cases maddening - historic overview of the last few seasons in that regard. Like others, my view on individual players her sort of ranges from "I get why we burned it" to "WHY?". Among the recent ones, however, I think burning Freddy Canteen's redshirt bothers me because of the hype and my constant wondering of what could have been last year if he'd been utilized better / more even as a freshman.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||After Reading It...||
Cardale Jones DOMINATES at football (...videogame vs a hospitalized child)
This one would be difficult to salvage at this point, even though the intent / purpose of the post was changed a bit after the original offering.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Excellent News...||
Well, excellent news indeed.
Hopefully, we get him back and at full strength this season - very, very interesting to see a season of Jabrill at safety.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Fun Fact...||
As a fun fact, William Howard Taft was a fan of the very soup to which the riddle alludes. Indeed, it was a requirement that the White House chef at the time be able to make it to his liking as well. Of course, the story goes that Taft was a fan of food in general, but he made excellent strides after his term, having lost close 30% of his weight within a year of leaving office.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Trending Up...||
It has yet to be seen on the field, of course, but the instant boost of energy that came with Harbaugh and this staff definitely did not go unnoticed by fans and, more importantly, by the department, current players and recruits. At least with the class that they managed, if 2015 is what they can do with three weeks time, a full cycle could be very interesting indeed and in a good way. I think the team as a whole will benefit from he way Harbaugh creates competition (and tracks it on charts for all to see) too.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||This Right Here...||
Like others, I am not the biggest fan of Jim Price either (but at the same time, I do not mind him, so a neutral feeling), but I do like that he will call players out on occasion for less than brilliant plays. That's actually rather refreshing when compared to the FSD coverage, where at best the criticism is very mild and at worst non-existent. When I am looking for what I deem to be the more thoughtful analysis of the game between TV and radio, I tend to go with Tigers radio.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Liking This...||
I am rather liking the idea of not just getting transfers, but strategic ones at that to bolster certain position groups. Actually, when is the last time we took on two transfers TO Michigan in the span of a couple weeks? I would have to think it has been a while, and it isn't a bad trend at all if you've got both the need and the sport available, I would say.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||That Sugar Bowl Prediction...||
Tennessee running DeBord's preferred offense versus Baylor would be....interesting, to say the least. Zone left versus the king of going four wide all day would provide for an entertaining game, if nothing else, although I have this persistent fear that the net result is Tennessee fans finding another reason to hate Michigan...not that it bothers me if they do.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Where I Was...||
I was actually driving back to my office in Belleville from a meeting in downtown Detroit, but this time via a job site in Taylor (about 18 or so miles SW of Detroit), so I was I I-75 and heading to this site when I heard the news on the radio. I actually was early for this on-site meeting, so I had time to pull off the freeway and into a parking lot in Allen Park for a few tears of sadness. It made me want to win that Saturday all that much more, but alas that didn't happen.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Hopefully A Trend...||
He’s not going to sign a letter of intent,” Harold said. “The reason why is because what he went through last week. This just gives us flexibility in case something else unexpectedly happens again.”
I'll be honest - until the NCAA reforms this process and makes it much more mindful of the athletes themselves, I hope this becomes a trend and more recruits decide not to sign an LOI. It would be interesting to see if a school actually balks at the thought and what their reasoning for not accepting that would be.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Puts On Mod Cap...||
Now that the Weber saga is apparently a closed case, as it were, we'll be policing the Weber news a little more closely, I think (a few extraneous threads have been taken down in the last week, in fairness). In essence, that means anything which has already been covered or indeed any thread which does not do something like outline a major on-field achievement or some incident of special note probably won't survive for long. It's time to let this one pass quietly into MGoHistory, I would say.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Very Moving...||
One thing that ran through my mind is the persistence with which we followed his story - the tragedy, the recovery and everything along the way - and vowed to ourselves that we would give him the longest ovation possible the first time he played for Michigan. That's exactly what we did too, and kudos to this fanbase and Beilein and his staff and everyone for standing behind Austin Hatch.
His is an incredible story full of sadness but also with what seems like unending support and hope and fight for the future. I think we are privileged to have him here and to see at least a segment of what is hopefully a long and successful life.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||At This Point...||
I am beginning to think that it may take more than this to get Ohio State to consider a release from his LOI, if indeed that is the ultimate aim (and it might not be - this may mean nothing, but it is oddly intriguing). It might need to go as far as insisting that one is Alphonso XII of Spain or demanding to wear a number which is unable to calculated by current computing. Even then, there is no guarantee that Meyer would necessarily see that as unusual behavior.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||If You're Interested...||
Although the latest posted is only junior year highlights, there is a YouTube channel in his name (probably him) with some select EWU highlights, if you've not seen him play (I've caught a few games on ESPN when they shown FCS play - he's pretty damn good, from what I've seen):
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Stop...||
Grooming your children for UM: The admissions playbook v.2015
Yeah, the OP seems to have stopped on, well...
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Wait A Minute...||
I am pretty sure I canned this thread yesterday, and with very good reason. How the hell did it sneak out of Terrible Thread Purgatory?
*sees that OP's points have been offered in fair exchange for this thread*
Never mind. I see what happened.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Not Much....||
The News-Herald in Cleveland ran a story which included some comments from Thomas Wilcher indicating that, at this point, there is not even a guarantee that Weber would show up for fall camp in Columbus, but of course it is still the early part of February and who really knows. Either way, I very much doubt he gets released frol the LOI in a timely fashion if at all, even if it might be the better thing to do if Ohio State doesn't want a perpetually unhappy kid on the bench.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Good Training...||
This is especially good training when now many corporations have "zero tolerance" policies for this sort of language anyway. At least here, if you were caught using any of those words in an otherwise professional setting, the best (if you want to call it that) thing that could probably happen is that you would be put on "decision-making leave" while they determine how they want to proceed. Certain language would pretty much guarantee termination on the spot.
There is great value in beginning the training for diverse settings while you're still in school, and for diverse settings, there are not many as diverse as Michigan. No one is trying to actively prevent anyone from doing anything (hence the use of "educational"), but as some have said - it's not a freedom of speech issue, but a "what happens after you speak" issue.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||To Be Fair...||
If we're talking about staying on a budget and you care to go east and not south of campus, there is a Marshall's in Arborland. Probably doesn't make up fo the absence of Mervyn's, but at least the University - if it were to fill out the questionnaire - would have that secondary option going for it.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Later On...||
The article really doesn't go as much into detail as the one from the Daily here - LINK
The documentary "Black And Blue" is actually a very good look at the friendship between Ward and Gerald Ford and that 1934 season, focusing a long segment on the Georgia Tech game and the events on campus leading up to that game. Willis Ward was also a successful attorney and Wayne County Probate Judge later on, as well as the chair of the Michigan Public Service Commission, an entity I know well from my own work.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||From The Linked Article...||
This is from the linked article outlining where the in-state students come from. This at least seems pretty consistent with my own on-campus experience nearly 20 years ago. The top five counties represented were:
After that, Ingham and Genesse, then Kalamazoo and Ottawa. I have to think it has probably been more or less in this order for a long time since it follows population clusters in the state.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Drinking...||
I've been sipping on Los Alamos malbec while trying to avoid the Grammys, although I did tune in just to make sure that it was surreal as Twitter was making it out to me, at least for a few moments. Indeed, for once, Twitter was accurate in that respect. Between dresses that look like they will be used to mark off excavation sites tomorrow and hairstyles that remind me of Wednesday's donuts for the staff meeting, it's a bit much for me. I decided to catch up with "Broadchurch" instead.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Hopefully....||
Parents: Do you expect your children to attend UM? Micromanage them to ensure it happens?
Hopefully, the OP got precisely what they wanted. Hopefully, the OP sits out the next few too.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||His History...||
...in the event anyone is interested (from Wikipedia). Seems like he jumps around quite a bit, which a fair number of coaches with similar resumes (and higher aspirations) do:
P. K. Yonge Developmental Research School (DC) (1997)
New Jersey Red Dogs (WR/QC) (1998)
Florida (GA) (1999–2000)
Houston Texans (DQC) (2001–2003)
Baltimore Ravens (AQB/AWR) (2004–2007)
Denver Broncos (WR) (2008)
Minnesota (OC/QB) (2009)
Seattle Seahawks (QB) (2010)
Miami (FL) (OC/QB) (2011–2012)
Jacksonville Jaguars (OC) (2013–2014)
Michigan (QB/WR/PGC) (2015–present)
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Not Going Anywhere...||
Kam Chatman or Jerod Ward - more discouraging freshman year?
Perhaps it is more wise to withhold judgment on a freshman playing much more than he might on a somewhat hobbled team on top of having to learn a system. Patience, folks. Also, this thread will probably not produce much of what the OP is looking for, and rightly so, in my opinion.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Embed For The Board...|
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah, But....||
The problem with this attitude is that if you tweet at recruits with the intent of persuading them to come to your school, you become a booster by the definitions set forth by the NCAA, and boosters are not allowed to recruit. Hard to enforce, but a secondary violation all the same that your school would have to follow up and do their due diligence to mitigate. On the flip side, if you berate a recruit for not choosing your school, that's all sorts of immature, creepy and wrong and at that point a serious reprioritization of one's life is in order.
So, basically, they are allowed to be Twitter just the same as you and I, but don't pretend for a moment that their presence on Twitter makes abusive remarks directed at kids alright or that having an account is tacit consent for being the subject of ridicule. If that's the attitude you have, I have major problems with that.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Four Factors At Halftime...||
eFG% - 50.00%
OREB% - 17.24%
FTR - 65.00%
TOV% - 21.39%
PPP was 1.03 and A/T ratio was 0.571
eFG% - 62.00%
OREB% - 41.67%
FTR - 28.00%
TOV% - 19.95%
PPP was 1.21 and A/T ratio was 0.714
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Possibly Now, But...||
Here's how the NCAA puts this:
The NLI is a contract between a prospective student-athlete and a school, not an agreement between individuals. A student-athlete is obligated to attend the school he or she signed with unless the school agrees to release the student-athlete.
If he never enrolls and they release him soon, perhaps he can argue this at some sort of appeal or he can apply for a waiver of some sort given the circumstances, but I think he risks losing a year now that the letter is in. This underscores the generally one-way nature of the LOI sadly.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Oh, Wonderful...||
Not only is James Dolan a shitty human being but he's a shitty writer on top of it, but then when the voice in your head is shouting above anything you might do that could be mistaken for kind or humane, I guess you get to use "Respectfully" to sign of on this.
I wonder if Cablevision employees have some stories about this guy too.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Coaching Legend...||
That's very sad news indeed. I was aware that he was suffering from dementia and had not been well for some time, but still, to look back on Smith's achievements, some of the coaches in his coaching tree, some of the players that he saw come to North Carolina and then go on to productive professional careers (he coached something like 25 first round picks) and it is hard to overstate his impact on the game.
RIP Coach Smith.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Quite Correct...||
You know what the coaches sell those kids on? ‘That it’s about the people and the relationships.’ That’s all they sell the kids on. They all say the same things. If you had a recruiter sitting here, he’d say, ‘Our school is just like everybody else, but it’s all about the people and relationships with us.’
Even if in the end your NLI is a contract with the school, the relationship does indeed begin with the people representing it. We saw that process occur and recurr throughout the time Hoke was here - a fair number of recruits remarked specifically on the atmosphere and interactions surrounding the staff and how much they enjoyed that. We've even seen a bit of that already with Harbaugh and his staff.
In the case of players like Weber and Smith, yes, coaches come and go on staffs all the time, but when you fail to tell a recruit that the dpearture of the coach with which they formed this relationship or the coach that may coach their position is imminent, that's not right, in my opinion. A lie of omission is still a lie, but then schools have little incentive to abide by anything resembling "full disclosure" in this regard.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||All You Can Do...||
Whatever you believe about Dan Dakich, all you can really do now is what I did and welcome this dude to the ranks of those blocked by Dan Dakich. The reasons don't matter too much at this point, but many of us have apparently transgressed over the years and been ultimately blocked. We're not an elite group, just a persisent one.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||To Be Fair...||
If we move the game to Los Angeles, you pick up the magical utility powers of a cousin of mine, but then it is 66 and overcast there at the moment. Pretty sure they have better chances of getting this off the ground yet in Chicago.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Could Be Interesting...||
Badgers coach Bo Ryan has used the slow-down tactics to great success, including last year's run to the Final Four and a 20-2 start this year that has Wisconsin ranked No. 5. Wisconsin ranks 39th in the country at 74.4 points per game this season, but many teams at schools both big and small have employed a more deliberate offensive system over the years to neutralize athletic shortcomings.
This is the first team I thought of when I saw this thread, and it would be interesting to see how it affects a Wisconsin-ish type team in the NIT, if indeed a comparable team ends up in the NIT so a comparison might be done. I can see this confounding some teams' offenses though.
Actually, the ACC actually did this, I believe, in exhibition games this year, which I don't think is enough of a sample to get good comparison data.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||About This...||
Even more interesting really - if they wanted to know what it really meant in its original context, is there a copy of "Marmion" in the library that they could reference? Surely, many of the Buckeyes upset about this tweet are right now pouring through its numerous cantos trying to find an appropriate retort....or they are just saying "fuck you" under their breath or indeed out loud. Either way...
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Interesting Development...||
McNair is seeking damages for libel, slander, breach of contract and negligence, among other charges filed against the NCAA.
You know, incidents like this will simply be known as "Wednesday" a NCAA offices if this is not the case already. What's interesting is that the court said that they did not see how the release of the documents would hamper future NCAA investigations, although supposedly the NCAA can still kick this one up to the California Supreme Court.
|3 weeks 1 hour ago||By far, the best comment||
By far, the best comment under the YouTube video was, "Damn, the Jets suck." (the other team's uniforms are somewhat similar).
|3 weeks 12 hours ago||Could Be Wrong...||
You know, the name is familar - didn't Montgomery play WR at Iowa State maybe 8-9 years ago? I cannot remember exactly when he was there, but I am pretty sure he was and I can remember the odd ESPN game back in the day when he was playing. I think his dad was an RB for the Philadelphia Eagles back in the day too and was an NFL position coach himself.
|3 weeks 12 hours ago||Something Like This...||
Although at this point I am open to the possibilities given the current QB situation, I am very curious as to what Morris might be under Harbaugh and with some actual development as a player. In all honesty, I think the in some form it is all there for him, but a different staff and a different approach are needed to bring some of this potential to the surface.
|3 weeks 13 hours ago||Blue Moon...||
Having a little Blue Moon after shoveling away all the ice that the city plowed into my driveway. For a reason I cannot comprehend apparently, they mock my obsessive attempts to keep my driveway clear. In any case, a combination of sports and episodes of "Broadchurch" will probably round out the evening.
|3 weeks 13 hours ago||Long Enough...||
The Barbarians are Gathering at the Gate
Alrighty, we've shamed the OP long enough here, but it was an epically bad troll thread.
|3 weeks 13 hours ago||"Barbarians At The Gate"...||
The best scene from that movie, only because there's not much else to do in this thread....
|3 weeks 14 hours ago||Good News Indeed...||
Good news indeed. Congratulations to your son!
I've got a few years yet before we're filling out applications (mine are 8 and 7), but I can only hope I'm having the same celebration in about a decade.
|3 weeks 14 hours ago||If You're Interested...||
If anyone is interested, here is Rockind's background from his own firm's site - LINK
As a special prosecutor, he handled the most complex and high profile cases in the office, including but not limited to People v Kevorkian (the prosecution of famed assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian)
...as well as...
In 1997, Rockind made a change: he pursued a career as a criminal defense lawyer. In private practice, Rockind has handled countless high profile cases. He was the legal commentator for WDIV (NBC) and had a recurring role on a legal news series for WJBK (Fox 2).
He has represented clients in matters ranging from drunk driving to complex federal cases. He has represented lead defendants in cases involving no notoriety whatsoever and others, such as the infamous Basketbrawl (Piston v Pacer) assault case
|3 weeks 16 hours ago||Same Thought...||
I had the same thought. For years now, I've been doing the whole slow climb of the ladder thing, or trying to do that at least, when apparently all I really needed to do was get into football and earn my way onto a staff somewhere. I sort of feel like I did this the hardest way possible on some level, so I might go down there and see what's available this weekend.
|3 weeks 20 hours ago||Borges Sort Of Goes Home...||
We can run with it - it wasn't official when it was first reported, and then because of what was reportedly going down with Daugherty, the situation was temporarily a bit cloudy as I recall.
In any case, it's sort of a homecoming for Borges, being a Salinas native (San Jose is about 100 miles from there, I believe) and who knows, perhaps this works out miles better for him than Michigan did - only time will answer that. I wish him success in San Jose.
|3 weeks 22 hours ago||A Little Q&A...||
The NCAA - for what it is worth - has their own little Q&A page on the LOIs... LINK
The money question perhaps for the questions surrounding Weber:
What happens when a prospective student-athlete signs an NLI and the coach leaves?
The NLI is a contract between a prospective student-athlete and a school, not an agreement between individuals. A student-athlete is obligated to attend the school he or she signed with unless the school agrees to release the student-athlete. If a school entices a prospective student-athlete to sign an NLI by offering an automatic release if a coach leaves, the prospective student-athlete’s NLI may be declared void and the school may face penalties.