a terrible blight on our fine country
|1 day 16 hours ago||I thought the rule was 30% of season||
Not that it matters though in this case. I think even if Michigan were to pull off the improbable and have a 15-game season by making the playoff final, it still wouldn't be enough.
|2 days 4 hours ago||Unfortunately the OP's info is wrong on Hecklinski||
The OP has Hecklinski's info wrong.
Hecklinski is the passing game coordinator at Colorado State-Pueblo, not THE Colorado State (FBS). Colorado State-Pueblo is Division II (not FCS). Not sure why he went that route. Nothing wrong with it, but it seems like an odd career move for a coach in his prime years coming off a job at Michigan.
|2 days 12 hours ago||Charles Woodson GOAT||
|2 days 17 hours ago||The problem with the Sagarin Ratings||
Sagarin ratings I think are based on strength of schedule and margin of victory. This is still infinitely better than the Coaches Poll, but I think the ratings that measure teams by play-by-play efficiency (S&P+) or drive efficiency (FEI) are better.
|3 days 17 hours ago||OMG||
Anyon watching the BTN feed right now? Sounds like we took that stadium over. Helps that no Maryland fans have showed up.
|3 days 17 hours ago||Depends on the circumstances||
He may be better off going to the training room and getting treatment this weekend rather than traveling and standing on the sidelines in 50 degree weather.
|3 days 17 hours ago||I am hoping this is just disciplinary reasons||
I guess we will have to wait until after the game to find out more.
|3 days 17 hours ago||Yep. I am more concerned about this than Smith right now||
No Stribling could have a bigger impact on this game (hopefully not future games) than the loss of Smith.
|3 days 17 hours ago||No Channing Stribling either||
|4 days 9 hours ago||Would you settle for photos?||
|4 days 9 hours ago||From the press conference||
|4 days 9 hours ago||I don't know||
That other guy has been known to get it wrong from time to time.
|4 days 10 hours ago||It didn't display as well as I hoped||
I should have probably posted all my follow-ups in response to my first reply in retrospect.
|4 days 10 hours ago||Just need to photoshop some hookers and cash into that photo now||
Thanks in advance.
|4 days 10 hours ago||No||
No, that's not how it works.
|4 days 10 hours ago||You're welcome!||
|4 days 10 hours ago||No||
We do not get the win.
|5 days 14 hours ago||Depends on your criteria||
Dartmouth and Notre Dame will suffer in any ranking that considers research. This ranking uses research for 30% of its score. Notre Dame was actually ranked higher than I expected it would be.
Most of the schools in the top 50 all have an elite medical school or science & engineering program.
I was surprised at how low Virginia was ranked (#147).
|5 days 16 hours ago||Official announcement||
|5 days 16 hours ago||Did you even read the article?||
Declaring a state of emergency in advance of a potential hurricane next week does not have anything to do with a football game played at noon on Saturday. How many times do people on these boards have to tell you that the hurricane will not be in the vicinity of Maryland on Saturday?
|5 days 16 hours ago||I am wondering if that is just for the Michigan & DMV area||
Can anyone in Chicago confirm that the game will be on the main BTN channel?
|5 days 16 hours ago||LOL - Michigan bumped Minn-NW from main BTN at noon?||
From Nick Baumgardner:
|5 days 17 hours ago||HURRICANE WILL NOT BE THERE ON SATURDAY||
I put it in all caps this time in case you missed it the first time. There will be no flight cancellations on Saturday.
|5 days 17 hours ago||And a rugby style punter||
I think Michigan should be OK.
|5 days 17 hours ago||Not a legitimate concern for the the AD||
Based on the most recent forecast, there is extremely high confidence now that the storm will not be in the area on Saturday. Play the game at noon, and the team is gone by Saturday evening.
There is concern for fans traveling to the game as flights on Sunday or Monday could get cancelled, but this is a secondary concern for the AD that I doubt will affect the plan for the game.
|5 days 18 hours ago||Inflammatory Bowel Disease||
|6 days 10 hours ago||I don't think it is the playing of the game that is the issue||
It is everything else that goes into putting on a televised college football game.
|6 days 11 hours ago||Pittsburgh plays Thursday night at Heinz Field||
One issue would be that the grounds crew would have to get the field ready for another game on Saturday. Heinz is a grass field and has been ranked the worst field in the NFL by players survey. I think this is because it gets so much use between the Steelers and Pitt Panthers. I doubt they would want to add another game to the mix, but who knows.
|1 week 2 days ago||The shine may be off Cardale||
Jared Goff may be the way to go now for QB. I doubt the 49ers will draft a QB in the 1st round though.
|1 week 2 days ago||Checking in on the 49ers with our friend Tim Kawakami||
|1 week 2 days ago||This is pretty cool||
|1 week 2 days ago||Embed not working in OP. Trying again.||
|1 week 2 days ago||Clearly you did not get the joke||
(technically 1st place, but this really isn't a contest)
|1 week 2 days ago||AP Poll #22||
Michigan is #22 in the new AP Poll.
|1 week 2 days ago||Michigan is not ranked in the Coaches Poll||
Michigan did not make the Top 25 in the Coaches Poll this week. Finished 1st in Others Receiving Votes 5 votes behind Oregon, who somehow managed to stay in the rankings at #24, proving once again that the Coaches Poll is the WORST.
|1 week 2 days ago||And they also beat Stanford by 10 and won at Duke||
You can't take that one result in a vacuum. Northwestern's defense looks legit. They also reportedly were dealing with a bunch of injuries in yesterday's game.
I think seeing them play Minnesota this week will tell us a lot about both of those teams as they have both been pretty good on defense and struggled on offense.
|1 week 2 days ago||I don't have a huge problem with this||
Ole Miss was +5 in TOs in that game (3 of those TOs were just pure luck), had a miraculous deflected TD pass and still only managed to beat Alabama by 6 points. According to Football Study Hall, Ole Miss was +18.6 points in Turnover points in that game. Yes, the game was on Alabama's home field, but I would guess Bama would be favored in a rematch.
|1 week 2 days ago||Michigan rose 22 spots in the Massey Ratings||
Only Akron (24 spots) had a higher rise in their ratings this week.
On the downside, the Massey Ratings are projecting us to lose 3 more games. Northwestern looks like a big swing game (#29 Sagarin, #23 Massey).
|1 week 5 days ago||Brady Hoke was hired to the staff in 1995||
I think Hoke was hired to the position vacated by Bill Harris, Brady's primary recruiter in Fall 1994. Brady graduated in spring 1995 so I am assuming there was probably some overlap, but it sounds like Harris did most of the heavy lifting.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||That was the surprising part for me||
BYU's offense moved the ball against what is generally perceived as one of the best defenses in the country. They did lose DT Eddie Vanderdoes for the season during Week 1, but I don't think UCLA's defense will fall apart with just that one loss. BYU's lead RB averaged over 6 YPC last night.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Yes||
Even if BYU had lost both of those games, BYU has played one of the toughest schedules in the nation to date (at Nebraska, Boise St, at UCLA) and showed they can compete at high level. Most computer models have them ranked just outside of the top 25. I think based on perfomance to date, BYU right now is one of the 5 toughest games on our schedule (OSU, MSU, Northwestern, BYU, @Utah).
|4 weeks 6 days ago||There weren't many road wins after 2007||
I wouldn't put too much stock in your record to date unless you went to games at Northwestern, Purdue, or Indiana. We haven't won at Ohio State since 2000, at PSU since 2006, at MSU since 2007, and at Iowa since 2005. I didn't include Wisconsin because we have played them so infrequently over the last decade, but we haven't won in Madison since 2001. The last decade has been pretty dark.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Away/Neutral List counting Bowl Games||
1998 Washington State (Rose Bowl)
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Not defending Goodell||
Not defending Goodell, but almost every league does this when it comes to discipline. When you look back to how baseball came up with their Biogenesis suspensions for Braun & A-Rod or the NBA suspensions for the Malice in the Palace, every league just makes up whatever punishment feels right to them. David Stern was exceptional at this.
|5 weeks 9 hours ago||She is real||
And an OSU grad. Your thread title is now glorious.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Tim Kawakami, our favorite Twitter troll, to the rescue||
I love this guy.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Except International Academy is not private||
IA is an alternative public school for elite students in part of Oakland County.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Race and social status||
It is not as simple as being able to pay the tuition. You need to be admitted. This was probably a bigger issue 30-40 years ago when the Detroit economy was healthy.
I don't think Cranbrook was very welcoming to minorities and immigrants in the past. Country Day filled that void as many Jewish and Asian families opted to send their children there, and it snowballed as other families in those communties felt more comfortable there. I don't know the actual statistics, but I was always under the impression that Country Day was the more diverse student body.
|8 weeks 9 hours ago||Hopefully it goes as well as 2003||
I tried finding it in a Google search, but does anyone remember the ESPN reality show "The Season" that was supposed to follow Notre Dame football in 2003? The rumor was Notre Dame pulled the plug on it after 2 or 3 episodes when Michigan annihilated them 38-0. Notre Dame does a pretty good job of trying to wipe any history of these shows from the internet. I am still trying to find a clip of the SNL skit from 2008 killing Notre Dame in a fake Notre Dame on NBC commercial (Touchdown other guys!).
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Agreed||
All cornerbacks struggle to a certain extent with the transition to the NFL's enforcement of the illegal contact rules. Dennard's rookie campaign wasn't bad just because he didn't get a lot of playing time. It's hard to judge him based on the limited snaps he played last year. I think he still looks like he will have a solid NFL career based on the reports coming out of the Bengals camp.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Funny you mention that||
Our favorite twitter troll Tim Kawakami has a couple thoughts on that this morning. Not going to embed all them, but essentially York and Baalke were the primary reasons the 49ers did not cut Smith last year after he got arrested. Baalke felt he could serve as a mentor and felt playing in the NFL would help Smith get back on track & stay focused.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Couldn't get this to embed properly in OP||
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Pretty unlikely||
But SF is projected to have one of the toughest schedules in the NFL this year. Part of this is that their division is one of the best in the NFL, but they also drew the AFC North and NFC North this year which were both pretty good last year in the NFL.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||On the OL, I think we have bigger fish to Fries||
|21 weeks 4 days ago||OSU didn't clear him to join the football team||
I don't think there is any question the kid needs rehab right now. But OSU is telling him he should never play football again and give up the sport now. Dr. Andrews is saying that it is too early to determine this. He needs to continue his rehab and there is good chance he should be able to work his way back to playing and participating with the team.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||That's not the issue or what happened here||
The OSU doctors and coaches are telling this kid he should NEVER play football again. This is different than trying to get an injured kid to play. No one is telling him to play right now. He needs more rehab. But to tell a kid right now that he should never play football again without giving rehab or another surgery a try at his age seems hard to imagine. He should have been given a fair shot to rehab and see if he could make it back. I'm betting he can play again. He may never be the highly rated recruit that OSU envisioned he would be, but that isn't the purpose of the medical hardship waiver.
Nothing about how this was handled looks like it was done for the best interest of the kid.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||I think that argument is overblown||
We might as well get rid of all outdoor stadiums and play all games indoors then.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||The sports writers were just examples||
You could make the same case for the writers on the non-sports side. Most of these people were already established presences on the internet in their various fields. He had a great idea to bring all these bloggers under the ESPN umbrella. But he needed ESPN's clout and wallet to make it happen.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||Don't think you understand the difference between offer and sign||
The recruit was offered and committted to sign a long time ago, long before his knee injury. Jamel Dean committed to Ohio State in December 2013, over a year before he signed and enrolled.
Here is an article from Dec. 2013 when he first committed to OSU:
|21 weeks 4 days ago||But what if there is no one that fits that bill||
What if there are no players on the roster that are ready to quit football or transfer? The players still have to agree to quit or leave. You can't force them out. What do you do then?
You do this.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||He committed before his injury||
1. I think it would be even more bad publicity to pull a kid's schlolarship after his injury. It probably would have been a better move for the kid, but they would have gotten hammered in recruiting if they pulled a kid's scholarship for an injury.
2. You can't just cut any kid. A doctor has to sign off on a medical hardship waiver. Usually in these cases, both parties (the athlete and the coaches/medical staff) reach the decision together and amicably (like with Austin Hatch and some of the cases at Alabama). Some kids are just ready to stop playing due to injuries. I am guessing that there weren't any kids available that were ready to stop playing football or kids that he cut with cause (academics or conduct). And I would think it would be a lot harder to cut a kid who is an upperclassman that is working toward his degree.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||I guess, but most highly rated recruits don't care about this||
Most recruits never think this is going to happen to them. This happens to the other kid, but not them. Until it actually happens to them.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||Dean had committed to OSU before his knee injury||
I think they realized after his knee injury that he was never going to be the same player, and this was the best way to get back to the scholarship limit. Dean was one of the first recruits in their class, and I think OSU realized toward the end of their recruiting cycle that they could get better players. I am guessing they were hoping that the issue would take care of itself through regular attrition, but it looks clear that OSU is oversigned by a lot and had to take drastic measures to get down to the limit as that attrition may have not happened. It is telling that one of the biggest names in sports medicine, Dr. James Andrews, contradicted the OSU doctors and said it was too early to make this kind of diagnosis. They also recently asked their long snapper recruit to grey shirt.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||I think the easiest solution is not that||
The easiest and best solution is to have one set of official footballs. Stop the doctoring by individual teams. If they can play with the same set of balls in almost every other sport, I think they can manage in football. They need to get rid of the rule change in 2006 that allowed each team to provide their own footballs.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||The unfortunate part||
ESPN probably loses money on Grantland and 30 for 30. They make a lot of money on terrible programming like Mike & Mike and First Take.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||The writers won't follow Simmons for his name||
I think ESPN and their wallet had a lot more do to with the recruitment of talented writers than Bill Simmons. I think you are far overvaluing Simmons. The writers are going to go where they can get the best stories, readership, and salary. That had almost everything to do with the ESPN on Simmons' business card, not his own name.
An example most people on this site can relate to: Why did TomVH leave mgoblog? Why did Tim Sullivan leave mgoblog? Why did Brandon Brown leave mgoblog? I will give you hint: it had nothing to with the editor of the sites.
The bigger question is if ESPN will decide to abandon Grantland because it is not making any revenue for them. Those writers are good enough that they will always have an outlet to reach readers, but it was nice that they got ESPN's budget to play with.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||It doesn't take a genius to hire these writers||
Most of them were already known and established among hardcore fans in their respective sports. Everyone who follows the NFL closely knew about Football Outsiders. Chris Brown and Smart Football was featured on blogs everywhere. Brian Phillips (Run of Play) was one of the best around. It's not like Simmons was discovering talent. He just could make offers with ESPN's backing to get those guys.
I will give Simmons credit for having the idea to start Grantland, but he has pretty much outlived his value now to the site.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||Exactly how I feel||
Simmons hasn't been a good writer in almost a decade. Heck, he barely even writes anymore. I almost feel Grantland has helped him more than he has helped Grantland. He essentially scooped up a lot of the hottest writers and bloggers with ESPN's wallet. I think that is replaceable. Simmons didn't make Brian Phillips (Run of Play) great. Football Outsiders was already great. Chris Brown and Smart Football were already great. Most of these guys were already known quantities on the internet. Simmons just opened ESPN's wallet and offered the promise of more exposure.
Simmons is like that old, rich guy who thinks he is still cool or on the cutting edge and tries to maintain that image by surrounding himself with younger people.
|23 weeks 11 hours ago||I don't think the Diallo commit affects KU chances much at all||
I don't think the Diallo commitment affects KU's odds much at all. If anything, it may make Kansas more appealing with more talented players to play with there. Kansas still has a lot of minutes available at SF as they have not really recruited a replacement for Kelly Oubre Jr.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||Maybe they won't get Alabama and Texas||
I don't expect the blue bloods like Alabama or Texas to be there. But I wouldn't be surpirsed to see smaller Power 5 school assistants like Syracuse, Iowa State or Oregon State there.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||ALL YOUR RBs ARE BELONG TO US||
This is unexpected.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||Goal reached! Spencer Hall (EDSBS) will get a Michigan tattoo!||
Looks like someone just dropped over a $1,000 in the last hour as the counter is now at $30,729.89. Barring a major upset in the next 24 hours, Spencer Hall is about to get inked maize and blue. Someone on this board has deep pockets and a large heart:
|23 weeks 4 days ago||Other suggested tattoo ideas from Twitter||
|23 weeks 4 days ago||I am guessing he got it from the donation homepage||
The counter is now at $27,546.56 with about 36 hours left.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||The only RSVP we needed||
Legendary coach Bob Stitt:
|23 weeks 4 days ago||Spencer Hall's already looking at options||
|23 weeks 6 days ago||Or this could end up like 2010||
Or this could end up like 2010 when Michigan took Devin Gardner and MSU took Joe Boisture (and add in PSU with Rob Bolden). I am guessing that is the more likely scenario. Usually these high school comparisons end up being a non-story and never really materialize.
I remember the Clausen-Forcier family rivalry (or Ryan Mallett & Jimmy Clausen in 2007), missing out on top MI QB Andrew Maxwell in 2009 & instead ending up with Tate Forcier & some FL kid named Denard (I still shudder at the thought we may have ended up with Shav Beaver or Kevin Newsome instead of Denard), PA QBs Chad Henne & Anthony Morelli in 2004, or Matt Gutierrez & Justin Zwick in 2002 (also MSU ended up Drew Stanton that year--the top QB in MI). And I'm sure many MSU fans will probably say the same thing about Shane Morris.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||Yes! Our 3rd thread on Jameis,Harbaugh,& Snow Crabs in 24 hrs||
Get to see the Snow Crabs GIF one more time. So who is going to post the 4th thread tonight?
|23 weeks 6 days ago||There are some legs to this rumor||
A couple prominent journalists have sent some tweets indicating that the local Publix has been hooking up FSU players for a long time:
|23 weeks 6 days ago||It was posted yesterday||
General rule: Anything Michigan Football related will probably be on the MGoBoard within an hour.
|24 weeks 14 hours ago||Won't embed in OP, trying again here|
|24 weeks 16 hours ago||In Kawakami's defense||
I pulled that from a blog post he made on his thoughts on the yesterday's activity in the Bay Area (Todd McLellan firing by the Sharks & Alex Boone's flip on Harbaugh). Some of it was cut and paste verbatim what he had already posted on Twitter. It wasn't meant to be an formal column or article for print. It also makes more sense if you read the whole blog post. The post compares the Sharks and 49ers and draws a parallel between McLellan and Harbaugh's firing. Both of them may have been the most competent people in their respective organizations.
|24 weeks 18 hours ago||Tim Kawakami of SJ Mercury News goes all in on Alex Boone||
Tim Kawakami, our favorite Twitter troll from the San Jose Mercury News, went all in on Alex Boone's flip yesterday:
|24 weeks 6 days ago||During bowl practice||
Here is a link to the original article before the bowl where Beathard's dad talks about him potentially transferring:
After the bowl game, Ferentz made Beathard the #1 QB on the depth chart before spring practice even though Beathard has only one start under his belt. You would think there would at least be an open competition in the spring...unless Beathard was going transfer if he wasn't #1.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||He should focus his ire on Ferentz and the Iowa coaches||
Ferentz and the Iowa staff got bullied by CJ Beathard and his dad threatening a transfer. Why should Rudock stick around and fight for the job when the deck is stacked against him?
If I were on that team, I would a lot more disgusted with that. Rudock at least left quietly and showing respect the Iowa program. His teammates should probably do the same considering the circumstances.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||He's pre-med||
Michigan is probably one of the best places in the country to pursue football and medicine. I am guessing he is probably going to work toward getting admitted to Michigan for med school if the NFL doesn't come calling after next year.
|25 weeks 10 hours ago||So you're a greeter at Walmart?||
Or are you a bagger at Kroger?
|25 weeks 11 hours ago||Seen this mentioned a couple times. Don't think this is possible||
I have seen this mentioned a couple times, but I don't think this is how medical redshirts work. If Spike Albrecht took a medical redshirt, he would still count against Michigan's scholarship number for 2015-16; the redshirt would only allow him to preserve his one remaining year of eligibility for 2016-17. The only way he would not count is if he took a medical scholarship and never played basketball again. That is how I thought it worked, but I welcome anyone who may know more about the process to chime in.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||I think the show is going to get a complete overhaul||
Rece Davis is probably out as well as he is taking over College Gameday from Fowler.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||LOLou||
Lloyd Carr makes a cameo in this rambling nonsense:
|25 weeks 6 days ago||Both are wrong but not comparable: Morris never saw an MD||
I don't recall all the specifics of the Shane Morris concussion incident, but from what I remember, Morris never underwent neurological testing for a concussion during the game. I don't know how the medical staff missed that on the field or the breakdown in communication that happened, but he was never evaluated by a physician. I would hope to believe (and have no evidence otherwise at this point) that if the medical staff evaluated Morris for a concussion and did not pass testing, he would never have seen the field after. I doubt a physician purposely avoided evaluating Morris. If the AD, coaching staff, or trainers hid the injury from the medical staff (physicians) that is a different story and harder to fault the medical staff there.
I feel concussions fall under the same category as arrhythmias: serious medical conditions that force physicians to recommend athletes suspend activity many times against their wishes. But I don't think this OSU case falls under this. In Morris' case, he shouldn't have been playing. The main difference here is this kid actually saw a university physician, and he told the patient that he is not physcially fit to play football ever again. And it sure doesn't look like the kid has a career ending medical condition.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||Yep||
There is no almost no way you can tell a young, highly-conditioned athlete that he will never play again due to an ACL or meniscus injury, especially a first time injury. Usually cases where you tell a young athlete he can never play again against his own wishes are reserved for athletes who have potentially fatal conditions like an arrhythmia or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy where he could potentially die. Not a knee injury.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||I have the biggest problem here with the OSU team physician||
I find it disgusting that any physician would sign off on a medical hardship waiver unless either (a) the player was ready to quit football due to the injury or (b) the player had zero chance of every playing again due to the injury. It is really hard to prove option (b) especially with an ACL injury at such a young age, and most physicians would never do this to a young patient. The physician is supposed to have the patient's best interest at heart, and you would expect better from an academic medical center as well.
|28 weeks 3 days ago||Not so much after yesterday||
The chalk dominated the first round after those early upsets on Thursday. If you went all chalk, your bracket was 27-5.
|28 weeks 5 days ago||There was one Sparty, one PSU alum, & a Sparty-PSU hybrid||
There were one Sparty, one PSU alum, and a Sparty-PSU hybrid (PSU alum now on MSU faculty) on that Grantland panel. And to no surprise, their lists stick out like a sore thumb for homerism. Michael Weinreb (the PSU alum whom many of you may remember for his god awful Michigan football columns) has a just unbelievable list.
• Fennis Dembo
Craig Gaines (https://www.linkedin.com/in/craiggaines)
• Shawn Respert
Kirk Goldsberry (https://msu.edu/~kg/cv.pdf)
• David Robinson
In their defense, there are a couple other people on there whose lists are pretty much based on their hometown or alma mater like Mark Lisanti looks like a huge Georgetown fan as his list is all Hoyas. There is one guy whose list looks like it is all Holy Cross which I actually found pretty amusing. But Weinreb's PSU list, much like his writing, is just depressing and pretty much more peak Weinreb.
|28 weeks 6 days ago||Rudock going to Michigan could indirectly help Iowa||
The only way we could play Iowa is in the B1G Championship Game. Helping Michigan potentially beat Minnesota and Northwestern could be favorable to Iowa.
|28 weeks 6 days ago||Illinois' arena right now||
|29 weeks 15 hours ago||IBD||
In before delete!
|29 weeks 1 day ago||Unreal offseason for the 49ers||
The 49ers letting Harbaugh go may have been for the best for him. I guess it is possible some of this doesn't happen if Harbaugh is still there.
|29 weeks 1 day ago||In Before Delete||
|29 weeks 1 day ago||Under Armour is now #2 ahead of Adidas...in North America||
Article is kind of misleading. It is true that Under Armour has had impressive growth, and Adidas has had a steep decline in USA sales. But Under Armour generates very little revenue outside the USA and is pretty much nonexistent from a global view right now. Under Armour also generates almost all of their sales from apparel not footwear. Michigan, in my opinion, should avoid Under Armour in the future if they ditch adidas.
Michigan needs to go back to Nike.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||You have pretty much just described Public vs Private Catholic||
That is a pretty generic comparison that could apply to hundreds of schools. That just as easily could have been the comparison between Wisconsin and Notre Dame. The only real historic link between Michigan and Notre Dame is their football history and tradition. If Notre Dame football didn't exist, Michigan fans would care as much about Notre Dame as Vanderbilt or Wake Forest.
And I wouldn't call Greek life a defining characteristic of Michigan, especially compared to other universities with a Greek system.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||Disagree||
I guess we are both entitled to our own opinion, but I couldn't disagree more. Besides football and proximity, Michigan and Notre Dame have little in common. And in terms of academic arrogance nationally, Michigan and Notre Dame aren't even in the top ten. Regionally, I can see MSU or OSU alums calling Michigan alums arrogant, but how often do you see Michigan comparing itself academically to Notre Dame? When people refer to Michigan and Notre Dame being arrogant nationally, they are talking about their football programs.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||I don't really think we have a rivalry as a university||
We have a football rivalry. I don't even think the hockey teams play any more now that they are in different conferences. I don't think the universities share than much in common for a rivalry.
I would much rather see the Duke game return on a yearly basis. I don't really see any motiviation to play Notre Dame, and I would rather play a rotating cycle of good teams instead. I am sure we will draw ND in the Big Ten-ACC Challenge a fair amount over time.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||Because they usually suck at basketball||
We have a rivalry with Notre Dame football. We don't have any history with their basketball team. I don't think there is any team we play every year in basketball. The closest we ever came to that in recent history was Duke basketball in the 1990s.
|29 weeks 3 days ago||Wyoming about to beat San Diego State for the MWC title||
Wyoming about to beat San Diego State for the MWC Tournament Title. This is going to eliminate one more team from the NCAA Tourney bubble and push them to the NIT. Wyoming was probably going to make the NIT, but this doesn't help Michigan as it pushes one NCAA bubble team into the NIT at-large field that is definitely going to take its place.
|29 weeks 3 days ago||Read the post again bro||
I said assuming they didn't make the NCAA Tournament. If they did, they would just bump another team (Yale) into their spot. That spot was for the Harvard-Yale loser which I had posted above. I had put Harvard in that placeholder at the time because Yale had the lead. So just swap Harvard with Yale. It doesn't really change much.
|29 weeks 3 days ago||I forgot the WCC: St. Mary's in my list above||
So 19 of the 22 at-large spots are probably locked up right now.
|29 weeks 3 days ago||Key problem: the committee does not use Sagarin||
The committee uses RPI unfortunately. They do not use Ken Pom or Sagarin. SOS will be factored in, but Harvard's RPI is in the 60s.
I would not focus on the seeding in these NIT bracket projections too much. The way I see it there are 22 at-large bids at this moment. I think the following teams are pretty much locks for the NIT (assuming they don't make the NCAA Tourney, but even in that case they will just knock another team down to take their spot):
Big Ten: Illinois
I think there will be a second Big Ten team (Minnesota or Michigan) and a second SEC team (Alabama or Vanderbilt). That makes 18 teams of the 22 at-larges. I still have my doubts that they completely leave the Big 12 and the Big East out of the NIT and wouldn't be surprised to see Seton Hall and TCU make the NIT. I also question whether they will put a third Conference USA team in the NIT (UTEP) or a third American team (Memphis) even though the Bracket Project projection has them in right now. I think all these teams are on the bubble along with some other third teams from other conferences (GW, ASU, etc.)
On a side note, Conference USA really screwed us by Louisiana Tech, Old Dominion and UTEP all getting upset in their conference tournament. They may end up a league with 3 bids to the NIT and all of them better than the team that made the NCAA Tourney.
|29 weeks 3 days ago||A lot of assumptions in that statement||
First, you are running on the assumption that the Bracket Project's seeding of NIT teams is accurate which is most likely a bad assumption. Michigan is one of a large group of teams with similar resumes so it is hard to say Michigan is next in line for a bid or even that Memphis or UTEP is ranked above us at this point. It could be a team not even on that bracket like Massachusetts, Wyoming, Seton Hall, Florida, or Clemson.
|29 weeks 3 days ago||None of that really helps us||
1. If Tulsa makes the NCAA Tournament, they will just knock another NCAA bubble team like Indiana to the NIT. It will have no effect on Michigan making the NIT and actually probably hurts Michigan more than it helps. Any bubble teams Tulsa knocks out of the NCAA Tournament is probably going to have a better resume than Tulsa.
2. The loser of the Harvard-Yale game is probably going to make the NIT. Just my guess. Yale and Harvard have similar resumes so I don't think there is any team for Michigan to root for in this game.
3. Walton hasn't played so the committee will probably treat that like he is unlikely to return. And the committee will consider the fact that LeVert is out for Michigan as well. Devil's advocate: We are 5-9 without LeVert, and 4-8 without Walton. So I am not sure the intangibles argument helps Michigan.
The only thing that will help Michigan odds (if there is any chance left and I think that is a serious question at this point) is to have no more NIT at large spots taken up by automatic bids. This means needing Georgia State, New Mexico State, Stephen F Austin, and Montana to win their conference tournaments. I think Montana is a team in particular that is in danger of an upset tonight. They are playing their conference tournament at home, but E. Washington looks like the better team on paper. I don't think the MAC Championship is going to make a difference as Buffalo has a pretty strong resume for an NIT at large bid, but I guess you might as well root for CMU in the small chance Michigan could leapfrog Buffalo.
|29 weeks 3 days ago||Because all four #8 seeds have automatic bids||
All four #8 seeds in their NIT projection have automatic bids. The lowest at-large teams in their bracket are Michigan, Tennessee, and Arizona State. You would take those 3 teams out and put the new 3 automatic bid teams in. If their current projection holds, Michigan would then be out unless we moved above one of the #6 seed at-large seeds (Memphis, UTEP, Vanderbilt, Harvard).
|29 weeks 3 days ago||According to that bracket, Michigan is already out||
Their projection was not updated to include Louisiana Tech, NC Central, and UC Davis who are all eligible for NIT automatic bids after losing yesterday. Adding those three teams would make Michigan the first team left out of the NIT right now.
I personally think they have Minnesota a little high right now, and Michigan's chances are going to hinge on whether they can sneak in ahead of Minnesota as the second Big Ten team into the NIT. I don't think it is going to happen. I broke this down on the earlier thread today on the Michigan's NIT rooting interests. There are 22 at large bids left at this time (could become less if more automatic bids are needed) and about 12 to 17 teams that look pretty much like at large locks. It doesn't look good.
|29 weeks 3 days ago||Who is NYC Buckets?||
Who is NYC Buckets? Why should anyone put any stock in his NIT bracketology forecast? This is common problem today. For some reason, any random schmuck with a blog is now an expert. Case in point: NBADraft.net. People quote that stupid website every year for draft predictions just because of their web address even though they have no NBA sources or prospect scouting.
Here is what we do know about the NIT. There are 32 teams. 10 automatic bids have already been claimed (assuming each school accepts their bid). That leaves 22 at large teams at this moment. Assuming Temple, BYU, Indiana, and Ole Miss take the last 4 NCAA tournament bids (from the Bracket Matrix composite rankings), the remaining bubble teams like UCLA, Tulsa, Miami (FL), Texas A&M, Rhode Island, Stanford, Old Dominion, Richmond, UConn, Illinois, and Pittsburgh are going to make the NIT. The loser of the Buffalo-CMU MAC Championship Game is probably going to make the NIT. That leaves about 10 at-large spots at this time (which could decrease if more automatic bids are needed). I don't know if anyone can accurately predict how those spots are going to be distributed at this time, but it doesn't leave much margin for error for Michigan if Michigan is even under consideration anymore.
Quite honestly, I personally think we are out right now as there are 10 teams with better resumes than Michigan. I think St. Mary's, a second SEC team (Alabama or Vandy), Green Bay, the Harvard-Yale loser, and Illinois State are going to get in. I think it is going to come down to Michigan versus Minnesota for a second Big Ten bid, and I think Minnesota is going to get the nod over us.
|29 weeks 3 days ago||Comprehensive how? A lot has happened since 3/12||
They don't have all the automatic bids to date in their projection. Louisiana Tech, NC Central and UC Davis all now have automatic bids. Adding that to their current projection, Michigan is already out of the NIT (which I actually believe as well).
|29 weeks 3 days ago||I don't know if the MAC Championship will have any effect||
Buffalo's resume is strong enough for an at-large NIT bid, and CMU has an automatic bid to the NIT with a loss.
|29 weeks 4 days ago||Not only was the OP late||
Wrong info too. If you are going to fail, fail epically.
|29 weeks 4 days ago||In Before Delete||
|29 weeks 5 days ago||And on a side note - Trey Zeigler plays for TCU||
Trey Zeigler has 20 points against Kansas today. There's a name from the past. Quite a journey that kid has gone on.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||In Kansas's defense||
Kansas is without their leading scorer and rebounder, Perry Ellis, today. Maybe Frank Kaminsky will come down with the flu?
|29 weeks 5 days ago||PSU beats Iowa. Wow.||
If Michigan can pull off the upset tomorrow, they would get the winner of PSU-Purdue.
|30 weeks 1 day ago||I doubt it||
If no one has even taken a sniff at him after the past 10+ years at MSU, I doubt they will now. I think Fife has a better shot of landing a future head coaching gig based on his previous experience and younger age.
Stephens is probably around 45 years old so there is still a chance, but his window is starting to close. I am guessing he is rolling the dice on trying to win the MSU job as an in-house successor when Izzo retires.
|30 weeks 2 days ago||Izzo's coaching tree is withering and about to die||
Izzo's coaching tree looked pretty promising just 5 or 6 years ago, but it has been a train wreck since to the point where MSU may not even have a suitable candidate to replace Izzo from his coaching tree anymore. His assistants have failed at some pretty high profile places, and most of them are untouchable now. Even Dane Fife's burgeoning coaching career has plummeted since taking a step down by leaving the IPFW head coaching job for an assistant position at MSU. I am guessing Fife is regretting that decision now.
Tom Izzo's Dying Coaching Tree
Tom Crean - hottest of hot seats at Indiana after a promising start to career at Marquette
Brian Gregory - dead man walking at Georgia Tech after successful stint at Dayton
Mark Montgomery - head coach at Northern Illinois but has not produced a winning season in his 4 seasons to date
Stan Heath - fired from Arkansas (2007) & South Florida (2014)
Jim Boylen - fired from Utah (2011)
Doug Wojcik - fired from Tulsa (2012) & Charleston (2014) after an ugly player abuse scandal
Stan Joplin - fired from Toledo (2008)
|30 weeks 3 days ago||I think it is still one contract||
I think when you claim someone off waivers, you take on their existing contract. I think a player has to clear waivers before he becomes a free agent and eligible to sign a new contract.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||And that's why it was already posted 5 hours ago.||
Rule of thumb: If the Michigan related story is more than an hour old, check the MGoBoard carefully before posting a thread because it is probably already here.
And if you find out you goofed, edit your post to "Please Delete" so the mods can get rid of it.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||IBD||
In before delete. WOO!
|30 weeks 3 days ago||Oakland will be very aggressive at 1st base today||
|30 weeks 5 days ago||Just $7.5 million?||
That is a huge buyout, and July is way after the basketball coaching carousel has stopped. Barring something catastrophic, the earliest Indiana could probably fire Crean is probably after 2016-17 basketball season when the buyout will be at $4 million.
|30 weeks 5 days ago||You hit the nail on the head.||
Even if Indiana wanted to fire him, they probably can't this year due to the buyout.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||I don't get this||
So if you hear a person allegedly committed sexually assault TWICE, you don't have an obligation to tell the authorities? Not to mention it is legally required as a Duke employee, like at most universities. No one is asking the AD or the coaches to investigate or make a judgment, but they do need to make sure an investigation happens. And the player can be suspended until it is resolved (especially if there are two accusers--this is more than just a he said, she said when there are two accusers involved).
|31 weeks 1 day ago||Why wait until the game for Dickie V to chime in?||
Did you expect anything less?
|31 weeks 1 day ago||Don't you at least report it to the authorities to investigate?||
No one is asking for him to be dismissed from school without a hearing or arrested immediately, but I think there are a lot of steps you are missing here. The first one being that some investigation needed to take place.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||And Michigan was rightfully criticized in many outlets for it||
True, the cases are very similar, but I have a feeling Coach K won't get the same treatment that Brady Hoke received. And in some defense of Brady Hoke, Gibbons' alleged assault happened under Rich Rodriguez and the old AD (Bill Martin) and was never pursued at the time. The case was only reopened by the university after the new Title IX guidelines went into place. I don't think Hoke handled it well after the case was reopened, but at this time, it looks like he had no knowledge of Gibbons' allegations until the case was reopened. Gibbons was at least suspended from the team while his case was being heard, and then he was dismissed.
In this case, Coach K, the Duke AD, and the university knew of the alleged assault and decided not to investigate or report to the proper authorities as they are legally obligated to do. They had full knowledge of the accusations and decided to let him play for another 10 months for some reason.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||I guess||
But the timing seems awfully convenient for me. The secretary for the basketball program quits becuase of how the AD and Coach K is handling the alleged sexual assault, and the player happens to get kicked off the team a week later after the AD had a sitdown with the former secretary? And what transgression could possibly have been the final straw that was worse than 2 alleged sexual assaults?
|31 weeks 1 day ago||You still have to report it to the authorities||
Coach K and everyone in the athletic department had an obligation (morally and legally) to report it to the authorities or campus police to investigate. The most troubling part of the article is the timing of the dismissal. The secretary for the Duke basketball team (a Duke senior) found out about the allegations in January 2015 and quit the job because of how the university and the AD were handling it. He was called in by a higher up in the AD to talk about it on January 22nd, and then Sulaimon was dismissed a week later. To me, it looks like the AD saw this was probably going to go public and then dismissed Sulaimon.
|31 weeks 4 days ago||McGary hit the Blazers with this||
Not embedding in OP. Don't hurt em Mitch.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||I agree to a certain extent||
and wrote in another post below that they have similar tradition, history, and recruiting situations. But a major difference is the academic reputation of the schools. Oklahoma, the football team, is a national brand, but the university itself is not. I don't think Oklahoma can recruit nationally like a Michigan or a Notre Dame. If Oklahoma's Texas recruiting takes a dip, their program is going to take a dip. Bob Stoops completely turned that program around after a disastrous 1990s. But even with one of the biggest names in college football like Stoops, but they haven't been able to put together a top 10 recruiting class in over 5 years.
One advantage they do have over Michigan is the ability to recruit junior college players heavily.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||No one is arguing whether Oklahoma has a rich football history||
But so does Nebraska. I just think when we look back on conference realignment, two of the biggest losers are going to be Nebraska and Oklahoma.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||Check again||
Oklahoma has been getting hammered in Texas recruiting the last 4 years. Texas produces more talent than Ohio, but there is no other in-state option after OSU. Texas has turned into war zone with Texas A&M moving to the SEC. You have multiple high level in-state options with Texas, A&M, Baylor and TCU. And bordering SEC West schools like LSU and Arkansas now have more exposure with A&M in the SEC.
The one major advantage Oklahoma has over Michigan is junior college transfers.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||We'll see||
I think Oklahoma is in for steep Tennessee-like decline soon. The recruiting landscape in Texas has changed significantly in the last 5 years. TCU is now in the Big 12 and can recruit at a higher level. Texas A&M's move to the SEC may have hurt Oklahoma more than Texas for recruiting. The rise of Baylor.
Do you really believe it is easier to recruit nationally to Oklahoma than it is to Michigan?
|31 weeks 6 days ago||The in-state recruiting base and SEC affiliation||
I don't think it is either, but you can at least make a logical argument for it. I personally have bigger issues with Oklahoma and Oregon.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||Can't argue with our rank in the Big Ten||
But I think Michigan ranks above Oklahoma and Oregon. Oklahoma and Michigan are similar in many respects (history, weak instate recruiting base but neighbors a strong one) but Michigan is by far the better academic reputation which I think would boost it over Oregon
|33 weeks 4 days ago||The Hail And Unite team knew the interview was coming||
The Hail And Unite team knew the interview was coming and advertised for it on their Twitter account. That is the only reason I found it. 105.1 didn't ambush them with a surprise phone call; this was prearranged interview.
I pretty much hate most sports talk radio. Not sure what they were expecting when they agreed to the interview. Personally, I disagree with your interpretation. I think the interview sounds like Weinberg was prepared for it; he just comes up off really poorly. It sounded like Weinberg had prepared talking points.
"It is a song, but it's more of a movement."
"Innovate the space. Innovate the music, entertainment, and sports space in a way that no other school has ever done."
|33 weeks 4 days ago||His explanation for the documentary was priceless||
"We have a student who is willingly already working for us just to film us because he want to get the exposure and wants to have the attention." But he never explains why they need the money though.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||Did you listen to the interview?||
I don't think Weinberg and Hail and Unite come off as a sympathetic figure. If anything, I don't feel as bad as for them as I did before.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||OP you need to change the title as kind of confusing||
OP you need to change the title as it is pretty confusing. The initial resolution was only pulled so they could resubmit a rebranded one next week. I had already posted last night that the original resolution was pulled and being rebranded. When I saw this post, I thought that they were finally giving up on the idea...when nothing has changed.
|33 weeks 5 days ago||David Cone and another||
David Cone audio from MVictors: http://mvictors.com/audio/2009/mrdave.mp3
Brent Petway (have to ignore the Sparty trolling accompanying video):
|33 weeks 5 days ago||I disagree with their position||
but I don't think we should resort to bullying them. Hopefully good sense will win the day.
|33 weeks 5 days ago||That's one part he glosses over||
By current NCAA rules that are unlikely to change, only the 10 person coaching staff can make off-campus recruiting visits or initiate phone calls. Prospects can call the recruiting coordinator, but I do not think the recruiting coordinator can make phone calls to recruit players.
So a recruiting coordinator's job boils down to what you said: admin and marketing. Organize on-campus visits for recruits, social media marketing, organize and prepare recruiting film, and recruiting schedules for coaches. You don't need a CEO or an executive to do that job.
|33 weeks 5 days ago||I don't think a sizable number of hires are boosters||
And in this case by some reports, this booster is more than just a season ticket holder.
|33 weeks 6 days ago||Meet me in Temecula||
Can this Adam Weiss person put together an Ann Arbor version for this duel?
|33 weeks 6 days ago||What game?||
I am just commenting on someone taking pictures of college party and slapping a photographer label on it like he was shooting a wedding or something. I just found it funny.
|33 weeks 6 days ago||Agreed.||
I didn't mean to kill him on the photography part. More the "Fratographer" nickname part.
|33 weeks 6 days ago||He calls himself "THE FRATOGRAPHER" on his Instagram page||
This is not a photographer. This is a frat bro shooting tailgate and frat parties.
|34 weeks 3 hours ago||I just saw this too||
If it is true, that would seem to be a big step down careerwise. It will be interesting to hear the story behind this move. The timing is strange too. He had just got promoted to Co-DC 5 weeks ago, and this move comes one day after Oklahoma had made their official announcement on their staff changes for 2015.
|34 weeks 8 hours ago||Can you quantify this at all? Or even any examples?||
Because I don't remember any magical halftime adjustments from 2011 with our defense. I think your memory of that season may be biased by the success on the field. The defense overall was slightly better than 2012 by most metrics, but I don't think we were appreciably better in the second half versus the first half.
|34 weeks 10 hours ago||Think you are seriously overestimating Jerry Montgomery's impact||
I think the success of 2011 had more to do with the upperclassmen we had on defense in 2011. Mike Martin is by far the best player we had on defense in the Brady Hoke era. I also don't think the 2012 defense was as bad as you make it out to be. We were extremely fortunate with turnover margin in 2011, and we were much more unlucky with TOs (and injuries) in 2012 against a much more difficult schedule.
|34 weeks 10 hours ago||Some of these staff moves were made by Oklahoma though||
Oklahoma fired Josh Heupel and Jay Norvell to revamp their anemic offense. Oklahoma hired two Mike Leach Air Raid disciples with OC Lincoln Riley from East Carolina and WR coach Dennis Simmons from Washington State. Both have been lauded as rising stars, but a lot of new assistants get tagged this every year. This may end up being a net positive for them, but we also thought the same with Doug Nussmeier coming in this year.
One interesting part in their staff changes is that Texas hired Jay Norvell as their WR coach about two weeks after Oklahoma let him go.
|34 weeks 10 hours ago||I think it had more to do with talent||
Hoke and Montgomery's first year had a bunch of seniors on the DL with Mike Martin, Ryan Van Bergen, and even Will Heininger. Those guys were the heart and soul of that defense. But getting hired by an NFL team would lead one to believe he is a competent coach though.
|34 weeks 1 day ago||Poor choice but not sure it means much||
Weber grew up in Detroit and was committed to Michigan for a long time. I wouldn't be surprised if he owned an MSU shirt as well. What did you expect him to do after committing to OSU? Burn them? Those shirts weren't free. He probably would have been better off giving them away, but he wouldn't be the first person to wear a shirt to the gym that they probably wouldn't wear in public.
|34 weeks 2 days ago||Fisch still has one year left on his Jaguars deal||
Not really worth speculating on this until next year due to Fisch's contract situation.
1. It's hard to make much out of the 1-year contract. Because he is the only assistant on our staff that was fired from his previous job last month (not sure about Greg Jackson but I think he left or his contract expired), he is still getting paid by the Jaguars next year. Article linked below says he has one year left on his 3-year deal.
That could also explain his lower salary as Michigan could save money on assistant pay by taking advantage of this situation. Many of these coaching contracts have clauses where you only receive the difference in pay from the new job to the old so Michigan would have incentive to give a smaller deal until his Jaguars contract expired. Fisch would then sign a new deal with Michigan after his Jaguars deal expires most likely with a raise.
2. Fisch is one of the few assistants on the staff with no previous connections to Harbaugh or Michigan so that could be a reason for being lower on the assistant pay totem pole.
3. I wouldn't make too much about Fisch's transient career at this point. Fisch moved up the coaching ladder fast and didn't really make any lateral moves along the way. This is pretty much his first time getting fired or taking a lower job. I doubt he leaves unless he gets another OC position or Harbaugh wants someone else. Both of these scenarios most likely are good for us. Fisch probably doesn't get a promotion unless Michigan turns it around.
4. I think the hiring of grad assistant to work with WRs is more addressing one of the weaker areas of our coaching staff. Few of our assistants (including Fisch) have a long history of working with WRs, and Fisch has other responsibilities besides WR coach (passing game coordinator). Having another person to help work with them would make sense here.
|34 weeks 2 days ago||Some McGary highlights||
|34 weeks 3 days ago||That technical was one of the worst calls I have ever seen||
It was pretty much a normal box out that Trice embellished. The amazing part was watching MSU still find a way to blow a game the refs tried to gift wrap them at home.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||Dexter Williams||
Michigan offered him in January, but it was just way too late in the game. Feel bad for these kids, but he looks to be handling it OK.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||His dad was the Ravens RB coach under John Harbaugh for 5 years||
Wilbert Montgomery was the Ravens RB coach under John Harbaugh from 2008-2013 (now with the Cleveland Browns). He was also the all time leading rusher for the Philadelphia Eagles until LeSean McCoy passed him this year.
|34 weeks 5 days ago||We have no upperclass QB depth||
A graduate transfer QB would be ideal, but there may not be any decent ones available. If this is the only option, I think it is worth it. You never know if someone decides to transfer in the next year or two. Competition at QB can only be a good thing right now, and I doubt this will affect our 2016 QB recruiting.
Shane Morris Junior
Wilton Speight RS Freshman
Alex Malzone Freshman
Zach Gentry Freshman
Shane Morris Senior
John O'Korn RS Junior
Wilton Speight RS Sophomore
Alex Malzone RS Freshman/Sophomore
Zach Gentry RS Freshman/Sophomore
2016 QB recruit
|34 weeks 5 days ago||John O'Korn Houston freshman year highlights|
|34 weeks 6 days ago||Blueshirt offer: walk-on for first semester or year||
Blueshirt starts school in fall as a walk-on and goes on scholarship either in spring or following fall to count against the following year's scholarship total. Greyshirt delays enrollment by a semester (until Spring but misses a year of football) to count against the subsequent year's scholarship total.
|34 weeks 6 days ago||Strange||
My guess: Notre Dame pursued Hoke for DL coach, and Hoke passed.
|34 weeks 6 days ago||He was going to have to sit out a year||
It is rare for a college HC to get fired and rehired that same year. Rich Rod sat out a year. Some HCs will take a coordinator position, but taking a position coach seems like a pretty big step down. But I guess Hoke has never been a defensive coordinator before (but he somehow still found a way to land the HC job at Michigan...ugh).
|34 weeks 6 days ago||I think Hoke will coach the DL||
They will probably move Bob Elliott to the defensive backs where he has a lot of experience. Mike Elston who is the current DL coach but least experienced assistant would then move to some smaller role like outside linebackers.
|34 weeks 6 days ago||That's my take||
ND has been losing ground in Midwest recruiting even with Michigan being down. Add Harbaugh to the mix now and OSU winning a national championship (raising the profile of the Big Ten), and I think Kelly may be feeling some pressure to ramp up his Midwest presence.
The ND defensive coaches have a lot of ties to Michigan: Hoke, Mike Elston (Michigan 1998 alum), Bob Elliott (Bump Elliott's son), and Brian Van Gorder (Detroit native who went to Wayne State). I am guessing this means ND will make Hoke the DL coach, move Elston to outside LBs, and Elliott to secondary if the rumors are true that Kerry Cooks is moving on to Oklahoma.
|34 weeks 6 days ago||A little surprised he didn't hold out for a HC job||
The part I don't understand is that ND already has a DL coach.
|35 weeks 6 days ago||That has nothing to do with the acceptance rate||
22% of all applicants get accepted to Notre Dame; the amount of legacies in the class doesn't change that statistic. Most elite private universities have an acceptance rate around 10% or lower. If it is true that 20-30% of Notre Dame's class are legacies, I would argue that would make the quality of their class look worse.
|35 weeks 6 days ago||Notre Dame has a 22% acceptance rate||
I wouldn't call that impossible to get into. Personally, I don't think Notre Dame is even in the same league with other elite private schools like the Ivies, Stanford, Duke, Northwestern, or Vanderbilt.
|36 weeks 5 hours ago||He's a 16-17 year old kid||
And usually most of these recruiting stories are always slanted to the school site that is doing the interview. At this time last year, Ricky Town was committed to Alabama, Blake Barnett was committed to ND, Jarrett Stidham was committed to Texas Tech, and Brandon Wimbush was committed to Penn State. All were saying they were not wavering in their commitments. Look where they are now. Same with Kyler Murray who may flip from Texas A&M to Texas at the last minute. It's high school kids facing an extremely tough life choice: many of them will grow during a year or two and change their mind.
|36 weeks 5 hours ago||The kid hasn't even finished his junior year yet||
As solid as they come? Georgia just lost their OC and hired Brian Schottenheimer, who has helmed some of the worst offenses in the NFL. Even without that development, I don't think you can call any out-of-state, non-legacy verbal commitment during a junior year "as solid as they come."
|36 weeks 5 hours ago||Not so sure||
I am guessing this has more to do with Michigan pursuing Costello and Eason than DeWeaver wanting to pursue another school.
|36 weeks 5 hours ago||It was already discussed in the Daishon Neal to NEB thread||
It was already discussed in the Daishon Neal stays with Nebraska thread earlier today (http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/daishon-neal-stay-w-neb). General rule of thumb: if a Michigan related story is more than an hour old, it has probably already been posted on this board and beaten to death by that point.
For example: Messiah DeWeaver decommitted about a half hour ago. That thread already has 50 replies.
|36 weeks 1 day ago||Really? You need to reevaluate your life.||
Some random douchebag living off a trust fund from his fraud father? There are thousands of these types. This one is just a big enough loser who seeks fame by going on Stern and putting his life on Instagram. Most of these trust fund kids at least have the common sense to live it up in privacy which their money buys. I think Bilzerian is actually now regretting the image he has tried to cultivate about himself.
Good timing for this. GQ just published an article on the truth about Bilzerian: http://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/comment/articles/2015-01/26/the-truth-about-dan-bilzerian
|36 weeks 1 day ago||Mike Riley and Jim Harbaugh are actually probably friends||
Many people overlook the fact that Harbaugh actually played for Mike Riley in his final 2 years in the NFL with the San Diego Chargers. Then he sent his son, Jay, to Oregon State because of the opportunity to work on Riley's staff as a student assistant. Of all the Big Ten coaches, I am guessing Riley is probably the coach Harbaugh will have the best relationship with.
|38 weeks 5 days ago||WEIRD GUYS|
|39 weeks 2 days ago||NYT feature on Turley last year|
|40 weeks 1 day ago||Because the author is a PSU fan||
Weinreb not only graduated from PSU; he grew up in State College. He completely lost it (if he ever had it) after the Sandusky scandal.
|40 weeks 1 day ago||Weinreb is a miserable POS||
Weinreb is a miserable PSU fan who has taken much joy in Michigan's downturn ever since the Sandusky scandal at PSU. I wrote this post with some of his previous highlights the last time someone decided to link one of his Michigan-themed columns:
|42 weeks 1 day ago||The AAC is pretty much the minor league for Power 5 coaches||
The AAC (the old Big East) has been pretty much a minor league for Power 5 schools to hire coaches. Look at the list of guys that have been swiped from that conference in the the past 5 or so years:
West Virginia: Rich Rodriguez (2007)
Including Houston and Tulsa on this list is a little bit of a stretch as they were in Conference USA at the time these coaches were hired and moved to the AAC last year.
And now the current crop of AAC coaches includes some of the hot coordinators of the last couple years and a handful of grizzled veteran coaches:
Chad Morris - SMU
|43 weeks 1 day ago||IMO it is overblown||
On the surface, in name and our preseason ranking, it was a huge upset. I get it. They were FCS, we were a preseason top 10 team, and it was the first time an FCS team beat a ranked FBS team.
But App State was an extremely unique FCS team. They were a two-time defending FCS National Champion that went on to three-peat by winning the National Championship later that year in 2007 by beating a Delaware team with Joe Flacco at QB. Look up some of the computer rankings from 2007. Sagarin has App State ranked in the top 50 that year. If you look beyond the name and uniforms, that was a decent football team. They had several future NFL players on that team. Personally, I find the Toledo loss in 2008 way more embarrassing than the App State loss. Toledo was one of the worst teams in FBS in 2008 when we lost to them.
|43 weeks 1 day ago||If they made a list of the most self-flagellating fanbase||
Michigan would be #1. The NJIT loss sucked but let's not get overdramatic here. This is not on the order of App State (and I still think the App State loss is a little overblown). These losses happen every year in college basketball, and unfortunately, we were on the end of it this year. But it's not like they were some D-II squad like Chaminade. They already beat Duquesne this season and lost by 5 at Marquette.
|43 weeks 6 days ago||Didn't you hear||
Travis Trice was recovering from the flu along with Dawson. It is the reason why he shot so poorly. After his mystery illness from last year, I would think Trice has the immune system of a bubble boy.
|43 weeks 6 days ago||Anyone else find it weird ESPN assigned Dan Murphy to Michigan?||
Does anyone else find it strange ESPN assigned Dan Murphy to cover Michigan athletics? He is a Notre Dame grad who covered Notre Dame sports for most of his career including a 3 year stint Notre Dame's 247Sports site. Don't really get it, but it makes sense for ESPN.
|44 weeks 1 day ago||Is it a Fresh Prince themed day?||
In Before Delete.
|44 weeks 1 day ago||Can the IBD thread get more posts than the original?||
|44 weeks 1 day ago||I posted mine before even reading the thread||
Didn't see yours. Great minds think alike.
|44 weeks 1 day ago||In Before Delete POSBANG||
|44 weeks 2 days ago||Even if the rule changes, it still makes sense to redshirt now||
Even if the rule were to change, the only change would probably affect transferring within or up to Division I programs which he is unlikely to do. I think the rule currently grants all transfers moving down a level (to D-II or D-III) immediate eligibility under the One-Time Transfer Exception.
And even if he were forced to stay at Michigan for a 5th year, I think he would rather have that year to play when he would be older and more experienced.
|44 weeks 2 days ago||Not really||
Why does any kid walk on to Division I athletic programs (football or basketball) with little chance to play? Get a top notch education and access to some of the best coaching and facilities in the country. There are few D-II or D-III schools that can match that even with the promise of more playing time. And if he decides to go into coaching in the future, he will be much better served having the experience learning in a Division I program.
|44 weeks 2 days ago||How does it hurt us?||
And it does a lot for Dakich. Seems like the right move to me.
|44 weeks 2 days ago||How so?||
Kansas is shooting 38% from the field, 20% from 3PT, and is only losing by 1 at the half. Kansas lost by 30 to Kentucky and was tied with Tennessee on Friday with 6 minutes left in the game. It is quite possible Kansas may not be an elite team this year or at least not yet with how young they are.
|44 weeks 6 days ago||Not a big fan of Peter King's MMQB||
but Woodson is featured prominently this week:
|45 weeks 3 days ago||Their rush defense definitely looks susceptible||
Not that Michigan will be able to take advantage of it.