LIST OF WWE PERSONNEL?!?
|1 day 20 hours ago||McGary hit the Blazers with this||
Not embedding in OP. Don't hurt em Mitch.
|4 days 1 hour 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.
|4 days 1 hour 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.
|4 days 5 hours 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.
|4 days 5 hours 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?
|4 days 6 hours 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.
|4 days 6 hours 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
|2 weeks 2 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."
|2 weeks 2 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.
|2 weeks 2 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.
|2 weeks 2 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.
|2 weeks 3 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):
|2 weeks 3 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.
|2 weeks 3 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.
|2 weeks 3 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.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Meet me in Temecula||
Can this Adam Weiss person put together an Ann Arbor version for this duel?
|2 weeks 4 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.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Agreed.||
I didn't mean to kill him on the photography part. More the "Fratographer" nickname part.
|2 weeks 4 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.
|2 weeks 4 days 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.
|2 weeks 5 days 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.
|2 weeks 5 days 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.
|2 weeks 5 days 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.
|2 weeks 5 days 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.
|2 weeks 6 days 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.
|3 weeks 33 min 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.
|3 weeks 4 hours ago||Some McGary highlights||
|3 weeks 20 hours 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.
|3 weeks 1 day 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.
|3 weeks 1 day 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.
|3 weeks 3 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
|3 weeks 3 days ago||John O'Korn Houston freshman year highlights|
|3 weeks 4 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.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Strange||
My guess: Notre Dame pursued Hoke for DL coach, and Hoke passed.
|3 weeks 4 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).
|3 weeks 4 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.
|3 weeks 4 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.
|3 weeks 4 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.
|4 weeks 4 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.
|4 weeks 4 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.
|4 weeks 4 days 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.
|4 weeks 4 days 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."
|4 weeks 4 days 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.
|4 weeks 4 days 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.
|4 weeks 6 days 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
|4 weeks 6 days 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.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||WEIRD GUYS|
|8 weeks 3 hours ago||NYT feature on Turley last year|
|8 weeks 6 days 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.
|8 weeks 6 days 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:
|10 weeks 6 days 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
|11 weeks 5 days 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.
|11 weeks 6 days 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.
|12 weeks 3 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.
|12 weeks 4 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.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Is it a Fresh Prince themed day?||
In Before Delete.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Can the IBD thread get more posts than the original?||
|12 weeks 6 days ago||I posted mine before even reading the thread||
Didn't see yours. Great minds think alike.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||In Before Delete POSBANG||
|13 weeks 4 hours 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.
|13 weeks 5 hours 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.
|13 weeks 6 hours ago||How does it hurt us?||
And it does a lot for Dakich. Seems like the right move to me.
|13 weeks 6 hours 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.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Not a big fan of Peter King's MMQB||
but Woodson is featured prominently this week:
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Their rush defense definitely looks susceptible||
Not that Michigan will be able to take advantage of it.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||VT00WF Update||
Wake Forest with the ball on their own 20 with 2 minutes remaining in the 4Q. Full M00N on the horizon.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||As a Michigan fan||
I appreciate the high level of DERPitude in this game. They may be able to achieve the full M00N.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||VT00WF||
Wake Forest with their best offensive play of the game so far: a helmet to helmet personal foul targeting penalty on a play where their QB was getting sacked.
EDIT: The targeting penalty was overturned! VT00WF is still in play.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||VT00WF||
VT00WF is the game of the day. Full M00N. Wow. VT is playing our role right now.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||PSU about to lose to Illinois||
Illinois 16-14 with 8 seconds remaining
|14 weeks 1 day ago||OMG||
Virginia Tech-Wake Forest just went full M00N. OMG.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||You do know who VT's OC is, right?||
|14 weeks 1 day ago||VT00WF Update||
|14 weeks 1 day ago||B1G||
|14 weeks 1 day ago||You're realizing this now?||
Diamont has thrown for under 500 yards in about 5 games worth of play. He makes Mitch Leidner look like Matthew Stafford.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Wake Forest has missed 2 FGs in this game||
3 FGs missed if you count the one on the offsides penalty. This game is awful, but I can't stop watching now.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||VT00WF Update||
Virginia Tech-Wake Forest has reached the gibbous M00N.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Yup||
Ohio State needs help getting in.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||This is not talked about enough||
Sudfeld missed most of the B1G season, and they haven't won a game since his injury. Indiana is probably a lot more competitive with him.
They were 3-2 when he got hurt in the middle of the Iowa game. Their offense hasn't been the same (haven't scored more than 24 points in a game since).
|14 weeks 1 day ago||VT00WF Update||
Wake Forest missed a 42 yd FG, but VT was offsides. WF then proceeded to miss the 37 yard FG. LOL.
VT00WF 3Q 8:21 left
|14 weeks 1 day ago||I thought you were discussing the merits of OSU||
I see them now. I was more discussing how people seem to brush aside how average OSU has looked against about half their schedule.
Home loss to VT, OT against PSU, losing to Indiana in 3rd Q, losing to Navy at halftime.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||What does Michigan have to do with any of this?||
Did anyone say Michigan was any good? Where did Michigan enter this conversation?
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Exactly||
Both teams had to play in that conditions. How do you explain PSU taking OSU to OT? The same PSU team that is losing to Illinois right now.
Oscillating between good and bad means you are not a great football team. Just because a terrible B1G can cover up for your bad weeks doesn't make you good.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||VT00WF Halftime||
VT00WF at the half. Half M00N so far.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||VT00WF||
This Virginia Tech-Wake Forest game is approaching M00N like levels. How did OSU lose to this team?
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Don't look now||
Don't look now, but Virginia Tech-Wake Forest has some serious M00N potential. I guess I don't have to worry about anyone looking because this game is unwatchable.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||More from Eisen on Woodson||
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Steve Hutchinson on Woodson||
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Only one CB has more||
Ronde Barber at 28 is the only CB with more. I think the next nearest CB has 15. A couple caveats: sacks were not kept as an official stat until 1982. The last couple have come at safety, but at the same time, Barber racked up so many because the Tampa scheme had him lining up as slot CB so much and blitzing from there.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Valentine LULZ||
|14 weeks 5 days ago||The mystery infection???||
Travis Trice's hernia, concussion, and mystery infection. They forgot the hangnail. LOL
|14 weeks 5 days ago||You can't have a "Champions Classic" without UCLA||
If you are going to have a Champions Classic, I think UCLA is pretty much a prerequisite.
I love having MSU in this event just to watch how little they belong in the this conversation anymore.
|15 weeks 9 hours ago||Not really||
In those cases, usually the forum topic is posted before the main blog post. The blog post has 300 comments on it already and that is place where people are discussing it.
|15 weeks 9 hours ago||And it has 300 comments on it||
It's the latest post on this blog with over 300 comments before this topic was posted.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||shh||
Let's wait a little before talking about this one.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Talkin' bout the Noles||
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Didn't see your post||
I was just posting this. Urban Meyer has made a career out of keeping of DCs at new jobs, and then everyone attributing those guys to his coaching tree when they blew up as HCs. Whittingham had been at Utah for about a decade under Ron McBride before Meyer took over (Whittingham actually took over as DC for his own father in 1995). Charlie Strong is probably much more a product of Lou Holtz and Bob Davie than Urban Meyer had been at Florida under Zook. Even Greg Mattison whom Meyer brought to Florida was probably due to the fact Mattison had worked with Davie for about a decade between A&M and Notre Dame.
I'm not going to put Tim Beckman in the group of damn good head coaches, but yeah, he had been DC at BG for 3 years before Urban Meyer's 2 year stint there.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Charlie Strong and Kyle Whittingham||
Urban Meyer has actually done this a couple times now. He retained Charlie Strong as DC after Ron Zook was fired at Florida (although Strong and Meyer had a relationship dating back to when they were assistants at Notre Dame). Meyer retained Kyle Whittingham when he took the Utah job after Ron McBride was fired. Whittingham had actually been at Utah for years (replaced his own father as Utah DC in 1995).
Hasn't worked out too badly for him...at least until Luke Fickell came along.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||One||
Kevin Garnett. Some have reported that he would have gone to Michigan if he didn't go the prep to pro route. But even if he didn't this picture would still qualify him for Walmart Wolverine status.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Embedded video|
|15 weeks 5 days ago||The only thing Michigan has any influence over is night games||
Michigan has no influence over 12pm vs 3:30pm. That is determined by the conference and its network partners.
Michigan can refuse night games which they had done for years and continue to do with the Game (Ohio State) and Michigan State.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||My top 5 most ridiculous games in Hoke era||
5. 2012 @Notre Dame: The drive chart for this game is just legendary.
4. 2013 Akron: For many of the reasons Ace listed.
3. 2012 Sugar Bowl: Brian and Ace covered most of this. We won with 184 yards of total offense.
2. 2014 @Northwestern: M00N forever.
1. 2013 @PSU: I still can't believe this game went 4OT. Brian and Ace left out how the game ended up in OT with the ridiculous game-tying drive at the end of regulation capped by 35 yard prayer to Allen Robinson.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||The one that popped out to me||
Michigan State's defense: #42 F/+, #57 FEI, #16 S&P+. Michigan State is #108 in the country in giving up explosive drives and #1 in methodical drives.
And Virginia Tech's defense continues to rate highly (#5 F/+, #3 FEI,, #8 S&P+). I am guessing the Ohio State game factors in significantly for both of those results.
Michigan's defense, as you would expect, is #3 in the country in explosive drives.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||I had money on "The Killing Moon" for this week's MGoPodcast|
|15 weeks 6 days ago||No better option?||
The only reason I can see for keeping him is if the AD and high level donors put feelers out with candidates, don't find a lot of great options, and decide to put this off until next year. It doesn't look like a great year to be looking for high level coaching hires with few established successful coaches this year looking to make the jump to an elite job. I am guessing there will be a lot of coordinator hires this year.
I don't think this will happen though.
|16 weeks 7 hours ago||Curse of Bieber||
Similar to the the Curse of Kenny Chesney in College Football.
CURSE OF BIEBER?
Pop star Justin Bieber showed up at Steelers' Bible study yesterday, and now Pittsburgh is trailing 17-0 in the first quarter. Cause or coincidence? You make the call.
|16 weeks 7 hours ago||VIDEO: Lions 1st Quarter highlights|
|16 weeks 7 hours ago||VIDEO: Denard's TD run|
|16 weeks 7 hours ago||Another note on Denard from ESPN Stats||
SHOELACE SCORES AGAIN
Former Michigan QB Denard Robinson continues to make things happen for the Jaguars offense, scoring a 32-yard TD. It's his third rush of at least 30 yards this season. The only player with more is Arian Foster (6).
|16 weeks 7 hours ago||Denard||
And this was before the 32 yard TD run:
|18 weeks 1 day ago||It was a joke||
Obviously KISS has nothing to do with Juggalos. But they also have almost nothing to do with coillege age students these days either. Show that picture to a kid under 18, and they will say Juggalo.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||It was a joke||
Who on a college campus would reference KISS today?
|18 weeks 1 day ago||This wouldn't embed in the OP|
|18 weeks 2 days ago||Bad.||
Still a lot of season left, but hypothetically, if Ohio State were to make the Playoffs, it would quite possibly be the worst loss by a team to play for the National Championship. The only one close to that level that I can remember is FSU losing at NC State in 1998.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||This. One thousand times this.||
I don't see Brian Kelly giving back victories over Stanford and Pittsburgh in 2012 when the refs blew game deciding calls that gave Notre Dame the win.
It was a tough call, but ND has usually been the team that benefits from these calls in the past. I know Kelly is probably using this to start laying the seeds toward campaigning for the 4th playoff spot. Notre Dame is a unique position where they will not be playing on Conference Championship Weekend due to their independent status, and that may end up costing them a spot in the playoffs if they are not clearly one of the 4 best teams.
|19 weeks 3 hours ago||I think this guy may have something to say about that||
Woodson is now 4 INTs from tying Dave Brown for 9th on the all time career interception list. Most schools don't have one player in the top 10. Michigan is pushing for 2.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||I guess but there is nothing new in it either||
except Weinreb's over-the-top writing and reveling in Michigan's misfortune. He has been hammering this for the last couple years, but he's not a Michigan columnist though. Like here:
You pretty much don't even need to read the column as you already know what is going to be in it. Revel in Michigan's misfortune. Take shots at Michigan's history and historical significance. Rinse and repeat. He has pretty much written the same column twice in the last 5 months.
The guy just the used the phrase "snooty self-indulgence" and "hoary symbolism of the Michigan Man" to describe Michigan after using "Michigan's storied and (schadenfreude alert) oppressively self-congratulatory history" and "No program traffics on the assuredness of its own history quite like Michigan does" in a column 5 months ago. Twice he has referred to schadenfreude, and I don't think it is by accident.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||Ugh||
The author Michael Weinreb is a PSU graduate who for some reason has taken much joy in writing about Michigan since Sandusky.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||Not when you're under federal Title IX investigation||
Not when you're under federal Title IX investigation and have just been accused of sexual assault in the past year with a possible civil trial pending.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||I guess that makes sense||
I still found it kind of surprising though due to the high percentage. I only looked at a handful of schools, but I haven't come across another one like it.
Michigan applicants are also overrepresented in the analysis so that may have something to do with it as well.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||True||
But I don't think you are going to find many major PhD granting universities that have that in common with MSU.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||Not really.||
Some of those kids probably got scholarships. The surprising one to me was that 56% (of only 18 students though) chose Lansing Community College over MSU. LOL.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||It seems that may be a theme in a lot of our current scheduling||
Brandon has scheduled App State, BYU, Oklahoma, and if the rumors are true, Texas for upcoming games. We have losing records against all those teams. If Brandon is pursuing those teams, look for Toledo, Army, Arizona State, Kansas State, Mississippi State, UNC, South Carolina, and Tennessee in the near future.
I think the reference to losing record in the article meant App State is the only team we play in 2014 that we have a losing record against.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||Pretty poor oral history||
Really not much substance to the piece. Usually oral histories give you a lot more than that. Can't speak for the Appalachian State side, but Greg Mathews, Carlos Brown, and true freshman Donovan Warren were probably not the best sources for that story. Warren was playing in his very first game at Michigan, and Mathews & Brown were not major contributors that year. Really would have liked to hear from Mike Hart who was injured during the game, Lloyd Carr, and Ron English. Shawn Crable, Jamar Adams and Brandent Englemon probably would have been better from the defensive side.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||More Woodson|
|26 weeks 3 days ago||John Anderson got it right||
USC looks like a clown college right now
|26 weeks 5 days ago||Not only that||
You don't get high ankle sprains from that kind of fall. Calcaneal fractures are usually the injury you see when someone falls from a height and lands on his feet (assuming that is what his story is and the only one that makes sense based on the injury he has reported). If one of his ankles buckled on the landing, I think an ankle fracture or low ankle sprain would have been more likely, but it probably wouldn't have been in both legs.
I also thought this story seemed suspicious from the begininng.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||So does Justin Verlander||
Pitchers age. Fister is 30 and scheduled to be a free agent after 2015. It was not a bad time to trade him while his value was high. The point I was making is that people are looking at this trade more negatively because of the big year Fister is having this year in the NL. Fister's yearly stats had been on a downward trend since the Tigers acquired him 3 years ago, and Drew Smyly's stat line this year is not much different from Fister's last year with the Tigers.
Should the Tigers have gotten more back in the trade? Definitely. But I don't think they miss Fister much at all on the field.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||Not a great return on the trade||
but let's not overrate Fister here. Smyly has been pretty good this year, and the 5th starter is not the reason the Tigers have imploded. And you have to account for pitching in the NL. It's hard to say what kind of season Fister would have had in the AL, but it's quite possible it wouldn't have looked much different from Drew Smyly.
|27 weeks 6 days ago||Kind of disagree||
I'm not sure what wearing pads has to do with illegal contact. There is no reason a DB should be mugging a WR 10 yards down the field. I have no problem with any contact that does not impede a WR from running his route, but after 5-10 yards, there is no reason a DB should be pushing/mugging a receiver downfield running a route. I think there is a middle ground, and the NFL is definitely closer to the ideal than the college game on illegal contact.
Illegal contact by DBs is like clutching/grabbing in college basketball. It allows players with inferior skill/talent to muck up the game and keep skilled/athletic players from playing the game.
|27 weeks 6 days ago||Illegal contact does not exist in college football||
Illegal contact rule is unique to the NFL and does not exist in college football. As long as you are in front of the receiver and the ball is not in the air, the defender is allowed to push and make physical contact with the receiver in college.
|27 weeks 6 days ago||I think that is going to be a trend nationwide||
Until college football starts enforcing illegal contact like the NFL, the number of college defenses taking advantage of physical press coverage will continue to grow.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||May want to wait until something official comes out||
Don't even know what the scandal even entails at this point. I doubt it will have much effect at all though on recruiting.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||This could be even bigger than reports so far||
May involve former players as well.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||Wow.||
|28 weeks 2 days ago||Field hockey players are not going to get paid||
Did you read anything I posted above? Of course nonrevenue sports are going to take a hit in their budget. But the leap you are making is ridiculous. Most schools in Division II and III LOSE money on intercollegiate sports. Michigan will still make money even after stipends to revenue athletes. Nonrevenue athletes are not going to get stipends--this was just posturing by the NCAA in the O'Bannon trial. The budgets for nonrevenue sports are going to get tightened, but there will still be plenty left in the pot after stipends to support nonrevenue sports.
Harvard competes in 42 varsity intercollegiate sports, the most in Division I. MIT competes in 33 varsity intercollegiate sports, the most in Division III. Michigan only competes in 27 varsity sports. If these schools that make no money off football and basketball can field more nonrevenue sports than Michigan, I think Michigan with close to $150 million revenue off athletics will be just fine.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||Ridiculous||
You do realize there are hundreds of schools (all of Division II and III) that make no money off intercollegiate sports. It just means that the nonrevenue sports will no longer have these opulent centers and facilities, travel budgets will be reigned in, and coaching salaries will take a big hit. Division I nonrevenue sports will have to adapt some to the model of Division II and III. The biggest change may mean there will be a reduction in scholarships available to nonrevenue sports. But Division I schools will still have way more to spend on nonrevenue sports compared to Division II and III even with stipends to athletes in revenue sports.
If anything, I think the changes to the NCAA will be good for Michigan's competitiveness in the long term. There are few Division I schools that can compete with Michigan's combination of academics and athletic budget/facilities which should help recruit better prospects in the future. And having stipends for football and basketball players should level the playing field between schools that play by the rules and those that don't which should lessen the impact of some of the shady recruiting in revenue sports.
|28 weeks 4 days ago||Both sides are still playing a game of chicken||
Unless I am mistaken, Monroe has only informed the Pistons he "intends" to sign the qualifying offer. He still hasn't signed it, and doesn't have to for a month or two. I think Monroe and his agent are hoping this threat forces the Pistons to trade him now. Long term I don't think Monroe is in Detroit, but I still have my doubts on whether he actually signs the qualifying offer.
|29 weeks 4 days ago||Totally different situation though||
Robinson has only been recruited for the last month or so. His head coach at Williams left for Marist in the middle of June. He probably didn't put feelers out to transfer until July. It's quite possible more schools would have gotten involved if his recruitment was longer (remember Creighton called about him but he never even ended up visiting), and how do we know for certain more schools didn't call? Add in the fact the kid is high level student and may have been looking at only good academic schools, and you have a pretty unique recruitment that you can't compare easily to other transfer situations.
|29 weeks 4 days ago||He's not just a good DIII player||
He may have been the best returning player in DIII this year--as only a sophomore. As I posted above, what do offers in high school matter anymore? The data point we should be working off is his performance last year in Division III.
|29 weeks 4 days ago||I don't think his high school recruitment matters much anymore||
Duncan Robinson is one of the best players in D-III basketball. He was arguably the best player on a team that played for the D-III National Championship as a freshman and an All-American in D-III last year. I would argue that the competition in Division III is better than most high school basketball especially considering what he accomplished as a freshman.
Emphasizing a point Brian made last year, is there any considerable difference between lightly recruited Spike Albrecht and McDonald's All American Tyler Lewis? Does their high school recruitment even matter anymore? I think the only data point that matters here for Robnson is his performance on the D-III level.
|29 weeks 4 days ago||Duncan Robinson transfer maybe doesnt happen without Joe Dumars||
Dumars' firing from the Pistons started the domino effect leading to Robinson's head coach at Williams leaving for another job.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah but||
there is huge difference between a cheap recruiting photoshop and a permanent display. I am guessing the permanent display had to pass through multiple levels of approval before it got made.
For instance, Florida fixed this one before someone hung it on the wall:
|29 weeks 5 days ago||Bruce Feldman did an article on this last month||
Many players get the permanent disability insurance, but the loss of value insurance is additional policy you have to buy that can be very expensive. The Student Assistance Fund has existed for a while, but it has only been a recent development that schools have begun using it for loss of value insurance policies. The Student Assistance Fund has a yearly limit set by the NCAA (the SEC allotted $350,000 per school last year) and can be used for a variety of purposes (travel, clothes, post-eligibility financial aid). I think this is a good development for the players though as the schools should be paying for these.
|30 weeks 1 day ago||Looks like a tib-fib fracture||
Won't know for certain until official diagnosis, but it looks like a tibula-fibula fracture--the same injury that Fitz Toussaint suffered in 2012 and Kevin Ware in 2013. Significant injury, but the recovery is much better than what one would expect compared to how gruesome it looks. He could be back in 6-9 months.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||And possibly Tyriq Thompson as well||
Thompson will be at BBQ today and will choose his school before the season.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||Michigan State fans right now||
after losing Brian Cole to Michigan and Josh Alabi to OSU in last 24 hours:
|31 weeks 2 days ago||Congrats to her||
Not a fan of CrossFit but whatever motivation people need to get in shape I am not going to hate on. Kipping pull-ups are an abomination though. Kenny Powers, your thoughts?
|32 weeks 4 days ago||Did you look at any of the other schools' posters on BTN.com?||
Compared to some of the other B1G school posters, Michigan's is not bad.
My votes for most ridiculous:
Indiana: Oh god no.
Iowa: Only Iowa would feature a lineman dripping with sweat.
Maryland: Is this a Maryland poster or an Under Armour ad? 7 strategically placed Under Armour logos on this poster.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||I wonder what these people are saying today|
|33 weeks 6 days ago||I think that is Trent Dilfer||
I think that is the king douche of the Elite11 camp: Trent Dilfer
|34 weeks 2 days ago||But where was he ranked when he committed to Michigan?||
I think that is the more important data point here. Beilein has demonstrated an ability to identify talent well before the rankings, especially the kids that come to his Elite Camp.
Stauskas was a 3-star ranked in the 100s when he committed to Michigan. He was even lower than that when he got his offer.
GRIII was a 3 star ranked lower than Stauskas when he committed to Michigan with only one other BCS offer (Colorado). ESPN didn't even bother to rank him at the time.
Part of the error in looking at his final ranking is that prospects often times get a significant bump when they get offered or commit to major programs. Also, Stauskas played some significant competition his final two years in high school when he transferred to St. Mark's Prep. The NEPSAC is one of the most competitive basketball prep school conferences in the country.
|34 weeks 2 days ago||Same here.||
Stauskas was not highly touted when Michigan started recruiting him. I still remember many people judged him just based off his early recruiting profile picture. He didn't jump into the top 100 rankings until his senior year--one year after he already committed to Michigan.
Similar story with GR III. GRIII was a 3 star recruit when he committed to Michigan and then proceeded to blow up his senior year. Both Stauskas and GR III were in the #100-125 range when they committed to Michigan.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||That isn't the criteria for these rankings||
This ESPN ranking is supposed to rate which coaches are running the best programs right now. That includes regular season and postseason wins, recruiting, player development, X & Os...the whole package. I don't see how you couldn't have Self in the top 5. Kansas has won the Big 12 conference title an astounding 10 years in a row (and the tourney title 6 times in those 10 years). He is one of the best recruiters in the country and put a lot of kids into the NBA. He has had some flameouts and underachieved in the NCAA tournament a couple years, but Kansas hasn't been Georgetown bad in the tournament as he has still won an NCAA title in 2007 and made the champ game 2 years ago. Has Self been any worse than Izzo in the NCAA tourney the last 5-6 years?
Bill Self has won his conference regular season title 14 times in his last 17 years coaching (10 of 11 at Kansas, 2 out of 3 at Illinois, and 2 out of 3 at Tulsa). And if you want to talk career, don't forget that Bruce Weber's best years at Illinois were with Self's players the first 2 years (winning the Big Ten both years), and then the program cratered.
|35 weeks 5 days ago||About where I expected ESPN to put him||
I think this is where most of us predicted Beilein would be when this ESPN countdown first started.
I think the top 5 are going to be in some order:
then the next tier:
I am a little surprised Beilein is below Gregg Marshall. Although I don't agree with it, I had a feeling he was going to be ranked below Izzo and Bo Ryan because this is ESPN.
It hurts me to write this, but the guy who is really ranked too low is Thad Matta at #20. No way he should he should be below the likes of Jay Wright, Mark Few, Fred Hoiberg, and Tony Bennett. Matta should probably be ranked higher than even Sean Miller.
|38 weeks 6 days ago||I hate these click bait lists but here are my thoughts||
I think the top 5 will have Krzyzewski, Calipari, Pitino, Donovan, and Self. I think Bo Ryan will be ranked higher than Beilein. It will be interesting to see where they rank Tom Izzo and Thad Matta, but I think both of them are going to be ranked higher than Beilein. This is not how I believe they should be ranked, but how I think they are going to end up being ranked.
Names we already know will be in the top 25:
I also would not be surprised if Tommy Amaker makes a surprise appearance in the top 25.
|44 weeks 5 days ago||KJ McDaniels just announced for the NBA Draft||
So you can cross him off the list.
|44 weeks 5 days ago||KJ McDaniels||
Other ones to look out for in addition to the Harrison twins: Clemson's KJ McDaniels, UConn's DeAndre Daniels, and Colorado's Spencer Dinwiddie. This article from last week is a little dated as some of the players listed have already made their decision:
|44 weeks 5 days ago||GR III and the Harrison twins are the players that just missed||
He has GR III at #33 in his top 100. Ford also has Jerian Grant at #31, but most reports have Grant returning to Notre Dame for a 4th year after his academic suspension. I have a feeling GR III is going to sneak up into the bottom of the 1st round like Hardaway Jr. when it is all said and done though.
Ford is not as high on Mitch McGary as some other sites (like SI and DraftExpress) placing him at #43.
|44 weeks 5 days ago||Oops||
You're right. I misread the ratings breakdown. The reverse mirror was for 3:30pm not 8pm.
|44 weeks 5 days ago||True||
It shared the ABC 8pm slot with KSU-Texas, but it was televised in the Midwest, East Coast, and Florida so a good portion of the country did get the game. Hard to dissect the rating more, but the ABC 8pm game was the highest rated game of the week.
I also think it was on reverse mirror with ESPN2 in out of region so you didn't need the internet to watch it. And that rating does not include the reverse mirror rating numbers as well.
|44 weeks 5 days ago||Probably pretty well compared to the other BTN games||
Can't compare apples to oranges. I think the Michigan-Rutgers game will probably be one of the highest rated BTN games of the season. And I wouldn't be surprised if it gets a viewership number competitive with MSU-Nebraska.
The Michigan-UConn game last year, if I remember correctly, was one of the highest rated games of that weekend.
|44 weeks 5 days ago||Rutgers: Blackout for Michigan game||
I wonder how many Michigan fans show up in maize
|44 weeks 5 days ago||Some good candidates for night games on Oct. 4th||
Alabama at Ole Miss
|44 weeks 5 days ago||They actually might||
|45 weeks 1 day ago||He's got a 5-star name||
I trust the rest to John Beilein and staff.
|45 weeks 2 days ago||But I think MSU loses out more||
I don't know if MSU had much bargaining position. I think MSU loses more with the loss of the annual Michigan-MSU game.
And quite honestly, I don't see how the scheduling change helped them. They now have Michigan and OSU home during even years (only Indiana has a similar setup in the division). MSU's odd year schedules are just awful--4 Big Ten home games with only PSU at home. At least Michigan's terrible even year schedules have 5 Big Ten home games in the future making the likelihood of drawing Nebraska, Wisconsin, or Iowa on the home schedule higher.
|45 weeks 2 days ago||Agreed||
Dave Brandon should have made sure this never happened. He should have seen (like most did) the effect this was going to have a ticket sales in even years and raised hell with the Big Ten office. Even a marquee home and home was never going to rectify the scheduling problem of putting OSU and MSU home during odd years especially with how watered down the Big Ten schedule becomes with the addition of Maryland and Rutgers.
|45 weeks 2 days ago||This is also partly the Big Ten's fault||
Putting MSU and OSU at home in the same year was ridiculous and avoidable. But I guess Dave Brandon should have raised hell to keep it from happening as well.
There is no motivation at all to buy season tickets in even years any more. Even if you added a marquee non-conference opponent, I don't think it would rectify the situation.
|45 weeks 2 days ago||One thing to keep in mind when watching MAAR's film||
The game most of those highlights were pulled from was MAAR's final game as a HS player in a loss in the PA state tournament semifinals to the eventual state champs. The team they lost to had a 4 star PG that signed with Miami (YTM) and some other D-I prospects so the level of competition in those highlights was decent for the HS level.
|45 weeks 3 days ago||Mannix like a lot of the national NBA reporters have NBA sources||
But even with the early entry list finalized next week so much can change in the NBA workouts. The NBA workouts are where a lot of these guys get their true evaluations from teams and that eventually works its way to the agents and media. The predictive power is pretty low until a week or two until the draft. A mock NBA Draft now is like a mock NFL Draft before the Combine--way too early to be accurate.
The problem for McGary: is he healthy enough to compete in workouts? If he can't, I don't see how any NBA team can take him in the 1st round.
|45 weeks 3 days ago||I think the bigger news is moving Brandstatter to PBP||
Not sure if I'm totally onboard with Brandstatter on play-by-play.
|45 weeks 3 days ago||I'm not sure Florida is definitely the better team next year||
They graduate 4 senior starters. Florida will probably be more young and inexpierienced than Michigan next year.
|45 weeks 3 days ago||Not that surprising||
Florida graduates their entire starting frontcourt, and his brother played there.
|45 weeks 3 days ago||Maybe a little more but nowhere near adidas||
Alabama and Tennessee both signed with Nike just a couple months ago for far less (in the $3.5 to $4 million range). I would argue both of those schools are worth more than Louisville.
I would not be surprised if Tennessee actually turned down a larger offer from adidas to go back to Nike.
|45 weeks 3 days ago||Like a small market team trying to sign a star player||
adidas and other apparel companies have to overspend and outbid to compete with Nike.
|45 weeks 3 days ago||It's a message board dude||
Just a step above twitter or text messages. I feel bad for anyone who feels the need to proofread or spellcheck a message board post. I would understand if the post was completely unreadable, but cumong man. Wait, can I not write "cumong man" either?
|45 weeks 3 days ago||If that's true||
you can pretty much pencil in adidas right now. Nike has not shown any signs that they are willing to pay like adidas, and this Louisville deal shows that adidas is still going to shell out the cash. I had some doubts about adidas' willingness to pay for collegiate apparel contracts after ND and Tennessee left adidas earlier this year, but this news proves otherwise.
|45 weeks 3 days ago||Hard to compare because it was a long time ago||
But I think it was in the $2-3 million range.
EDIT: I think I may have misinterpreted that. Texas has the largest Nike contract netting around $5.56 million-$5.76 million per year when you combine apparel product and cash. Different sites have different numbers posted, but I think you get the idea. Nike is paying the biggest schools around $4-5 million per year.
|45 weeks 3 days ago||Reebok owned by adidas||
You do realize Reebok is owned by adidas now?
|45 weeks 3 days ago||This is what I think happens||
Unless our athletic department is fed up with adidas, I think we are going to end up resigning with them.
|45 weeks 3 days ago||I don't think Nike will come near the $8 million per year number||
If we walk away from adidas, I think we will be leaving money on the table. None of Nike's apparel contracts come close to that. Tennessee just left adidas for under $4 million per year. If adidas offered Louisville $8 million per year, I have to imagine Tennessee got a similar offer.
|45 weeks 4 days ago||Appling was a McDonald's All-American||
I think that counts for being a 5 star. I didn't meticulously pore over the recruiting rankings, but I thought both were 5 stars. If they weren't, I don't imagine they missed by much. Both were pretty much consensus top 30-50 players.
|45 weeks 5 days ago||I think it has already started to hurt Izzo||
He lost out on some big time recruits the last 2 years that MSU may have led for at one point in time: Jabari Parker, Tyus Jones, Jahlil Okafor, Cliff Alexander, Tyler Ulis, Kevon Looney, and Devin Booker. All of them are Midwest kids that passed on MSU.
Beilein has had more players leave early for the NBA in the last 5 years than Tom Izzo in his entire 19 year career.
|45 weeks 5 days ago||True||
But in the big picture, it doesn't change the conclusion. Roe is not the outlier here.
|45 weeks 5 days ago||Hood is not a senior||
He is a RS sophomore with 2 years of eligibility left.
|45 weeks 5 days ago||Just comparing the last 12 years||
And it's not close really. Izzo has had only 5 players leave early for the NBA in his whole 19 year career. I think Duke had 5 in the last 10 years. If Parker and Hood go pro as expected, that will make 7 players early to the NBA in the last 10 years.
Only 6 players in Izzo's entire 19 year career at MSU have scored more than 1,000 points in the NBA. Draymond Green will most likely join this group next year. Duke has 12 players in that group since just 2002 with another 4-5 players likely to join this group next year. Izzo can't even sniff the same success that Coach K has had with players in the NBA in the last 10 years. You could make the argument that Izzo is one of the worst elite college coaches for NBA player development based on his career track record.
|45 weeks 5 days ago||But Coach K also has a lot of success stories||
Izzo has practically none. Gary Harris may be his first in a long time since Zach Randolph. I don't think you can even compare Izzo to Coach K.
|45 weeks 5 days ago||Some other 5 stars under Tom Izzo will surprise you more||
List of MSU 5 star recruits since 2002:
Some 4 star top-50 recruits:
Gary Harris and Shannon Brown are the only ones to declare early for the NBA Draft since 2002. I think Marquise Gray or Delvon Roe was the biggest bust of them all.
|45 weeks 5 days ago||Delete||
|45 weeks 5 days ago||FTFY||
|45 weeks 5 days ago||Nike Stauskas and GR III statements||
|45 weeks 5 days ago||GR III||
|45 weeks 5 days ago||Stauskas||
|45 weeks 5 days ago||All depends on the coach||
If you can recruit Oakland, a coach could build a powerhouse there.
Arizona has been living off the Oakland Soldiers AAU team: Stanley Johnson in 2013, Aaron Gordon in 2012, Brandon Ashley in 2011 and Nick Johnson in 2010. One of the top recruits in the country next year, Ivan Rabb, plays for...you guessed it, the Oakland Soldiers.
|45 weeks 5 days ago||Bruce Pearl wishing he waited a month||
It will be interesting to see who Tennessee pursues. That fan base still pines for Bruce Pearl, but I am guessing that door is closed now.
|45 weeks 6 days ago||Jeff Goodman at it again--SOURCES!||
|45 weeks 6 days ago||Bartelstein is NOT the source||
What kind of journalism major are you? Your unnamed friend is the source hence he is anonymous. Unless you had direct contact with Bartelstein, he is not your source.
|45 weeks 6 days ago||Just stop||
Bartelstein didn't text your imaginary friend. If you were a real journalism major, you would know that anonymous sources are a huge faux pas. Hedging your position makes nothing you wrote verifiable, and putting it in your first post in 7 months lends you little credibility.
|45 weeks 6 days ago||SOURCES: Thread to be deleted||
This thread to be deleted a source has confirmed.