this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
|29 weeks 10 hours ago||Mine||
And Boutros and Carlos.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||What did I miss?||
I took my daughter to the movies today. Wizard of Oz on the big screen. One of her favorites. Thanks, Brady, for helping me realign my priorities.
|35 weeks 2 days ago||They were bad...||
But even the 2008 team never got shut out.
|38 weeks 4 days ago||It's a Beautiful Day||
It's a Beautiful Day
|1 year 29 weeks ago||So if 8-5 at Arizona is mediocre...||
What is 8-5, no wait, 7-6 at Michigan?
Doesn't make me feel better.
|4 years 7 weeks ago||I fux wit it||
I fux wit it
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Agree||
He practically broke out his checkbook during the press conference. The apparent lack of interest throughout the country coupled with DB's evident lack of acumen is very disheartening at this point.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||This||
First, Michigan couldn't even get an interview from a coach from NW. A Nebraska coach went out of his way to show disinterest in a rumor. The most prized alumnus working turns down the keys to the kingdom. And now an MWC coach might spurn Michigan for Stanford. Stanford!
When will the DB realize what a toxic environment the Michigan coaching job is immersed in?
|5 years 35 weeks ago||His wife is in a coma.||
His wife is in a coma.
|5 years 40 weeks ago||He's not staying for his||
He's not staying for his senior season.
|5 years 40 weeks ago||They're the same crew who||
They're the same crew who also bailed LSU out against UGA.
|5 years 40 weeks ago||Is my credit good enough to||
Is my credit good enough to buy you out?
|5 years 40 weeks ago||Cool. Thanks. I might check||
Cool. Thanks. I might check it out in the coming weeks. Smoke won't matter for a couple of hours...
|5 years 40 weeks ago||Did this happen during the||
Did this happen during the night game at Michigan when the team wore black unis...?
|5 years 40 weeks ago||RE: Richmond, VA (whoever mapped it if you're out there...)||
What's the atmosphere/turnout at Bailey's?
|5 years 40 weeks ago||Just as long as they don't||
Just as long as they don't get "demoted" into calling a Big Ten-SEC bowl game...
|5 years 40 weeks ago||Next best thing to a bye||
Next best thing to a bye week.
|5 years 43 weeks ago||Comeback player of the year.||
Comeback player of the year.
|5 years 44 weeks ago||Billy likes to drink soda.||
Billy likes to drink soda.
|5 years 45 weeks ago||I LOL'd||
This got my morning off to a great start. It also reminds me I need to forward that article to my OSU friend. Thank you.
|5 years 45 weeks ago||Honestly...||
Who carries batteries around?
|5 years 45 weeks ago||I (for one) wasn't pissed||
I (for one) wasn't pissed while they were playing for a spot in the NC. It wasn't until January that year...when I was snapped back into reality watching them, one game removed from a championship, getting waxed yet again in Pasadena by USC.
Watching Dwayne Jarrett hand Willis Barringer the ball after repeatedly catching it right in his face woke me up to the fact that, yes, Lloyd needs to ride off now...
|5 years 45 weeks ago||He seems to have his finger on the OSU fan pulse...||
Tressel doesn't seem to be under any illusions as to who his constituency is:
"You felt like it's been a nine-year honeymoon?" he repeated on Tuesday. "You must not have liked your honeymoon."
"When I read some of them I feel terrible for them because there's no way they're happy," he said. "They've got to be some of the most unhappy people in the world, and I feel bad because we just made them less happy, and I hate to be a part of making someone less happy. I mean, they're already miserable."
|5 years 45 weeks ago||In case you're wondering...||
Kevin Newsome had 0 passing yards (no attempts) and -14 yards on 4 attempts today for PSU.
|5 years 45 weeks ago||How does one go about writing||
How does one go about writing someone else's autobiography? :)
|5 years 45 weeks ago||It's only the 2nd Game||
I'd rather them take some lessons from a ND win than some random loss...
|5 years 45 weeks ago||Don't forget...||
...Stokes was anonymous. The future looks bright!!!
|5 years 45 weeks ago||Trent||
Trent was a 5th year senior who never got better. Boo-boo is a sophomore who just played a game that went in the W-column.
I like the future.
|5 years 45 weeks ago||Wait, what...?||
If this were OSU, MSU or any other Big Ten team, I'd be cheering for them.
...but not Ohio State.
|5 years 45 weeks ago||Good point||
In hindsight, maybe Sanchez should have made an impassioned vow to reporters that USC would be the hardest working team in football...
|5 years 45 weeks ago||I hate Keith Hernandez...|
|5 years 45 weeks ago||That is true||
I root for the Big Ten during bowl season EXCEPT when OSU is playing for a national championship. That's where I draw the line.
I did enjoy watching them run laps around ND in '05...
|5 years 45 weeks ago||I for one couldn't care less||
I for one couldn't care less about the perception of the conference. I'll go as far as to say I don't care how the rest of the Big Ten teams perform on a week to week basis.
Nobody says that the perception of the Pac-10 makes USC look bad. That's because they kick ass and dominate their bowl games.
All I want is for Michigan to WIN GAMES. The rest of the conference can fend for themselves.
|5 years 46 weeks ago||It's a .500 road trip. Not||
It's a .500 road trip. Not the end of the world.
It's like their west coast swing; I expected to get 2 from Oakland and wanted one from the Angels. The opposite happened but they still finished .500 on the trip.
Considering their road record for the season, I'll take it.
|5 years 46 weeks ago||Good perspective...||
"Come back to me when you have complaints about schools buying players, getting cash and clothing, kids cheating on tests.
Give me a break, criticizing an athlete for sweating, working hard, spending time to perform at a higher level! That is a joke!"
|5 years 46 weeks ago||Tigers just took the lead in||
Tigers just took the lead in the bottom of the 9th. Time to get Cardiac Closer warming up...
|5 years 46 weeks ago||Damn it||
I just posted this. That was awesome...
Since you posted at the same time, but this got the comments, I'll just repost your thread info here as it's still an excellent description:
For those not watching ESPN at the moment, Rece Davis just told Rodriguez haters in Ann Arbor/Wolverine Nation to chill and let Coach Rodriguez to do his job and win--which he most assuredly will do.
He compared it to Alabama waiting for the right "Alabama Man" to run the show until they found the right "Man" to do it in Saban.
Wow, did not see this coming from the worldwide leader...
|5 years 46 weeks ago||(No subject)|
|5 years 46 weeks ago||I'm willing to bet that a lot||
I'm willing to bet that a lot of the more asinine posts will be passed over and buried more rapidly now that the season is upon us.
|5 years 46 weeks ago||...two down on the list from||
...two down on the list from this one.
|5 years 46 weeks ago||Countable vs. Non-countable||
I can still hear the detractors in stereo: "Just because everyone else does it doesn't make it right." The article is a step in the right direction, objectively speaking.
Countable vs. Non-countable hours would be the real wet blanket on all this.
|5 years 47 weeks ago||Wow||
Blast from the past.
Prior to the past 2 weeks, I've barely been on here since the NCAA tourney and your statement brought a lot flooding back.
|5 years 47 weeks ago||Yes||
I was beginning to wonder if it was field turf or old-school astro turf.
|5 years 47 weeks ago||Maybe...||
But they still can't touch "Bluntman and Chronic".
|5 years 47 weeks ago||(No subject)|
|5 years 47 weeks ago||I keed, I keed||
In all seriousness, last year's team (the most abysmal in decades) was within 2 points of Utah. The same Utah that finished undefeated and punked Bama in their bowl game.
There's no way that WMU is better than Utah and no way this M team is worse than last year's.
|5 years 47 weeks ago||tl;dr I just hope you watched||
I just hope you watched your language.
|5 years 47 weeks ago||I went to the San Diego State||
I went to the San Diego State game that year and remember saying: "Hmmm I guess Gutierrez is still hurt. Where's David Underwood and who the hell is Mike Hart?"
Good times, good times...
|5 years 47 weeks ago||Wow...||
Here let me try:
...and Curtis Granderson keeps hitting home runs.
|5 years 47 weeks ago||Whew. My bad. That's what I||
Whew. My bad. That's what I get for checking the score while driving.
I think we've all learned a valuable lesson here...
|5 years 47 weeks ago||What is it about struggling||
What is it about struggling starters/rookie pitchers that the Tiger hitters find so vexing?
Nate Robertson has given up ONE run...come on what else can you ask of the guy...?
|5 years 47 weeks ago||I think what the OP meant to say was...||
"...so Washburn can rest his suck.
|5 years 47 weeks ago||Turn Our Way...?||
Jesus, something has to...
|5 years 47 weeks ago||You seem to have an awful lot||
You seem to have an awful lot of animal pictures at the ready.
I'm not sayin, I'm just sayin...
|5 years 47 weeks ago||My 60-year old mom (from WV)||
My 60-year old mom (from WV) will be there with my aunt, uncle, and cousin (from Columbus and Cincinnati) and I can promise you, they'll have you're back.
Pretty sad; demographically speaking...
|5 years 47 weeks ago||12 strikes, 11 balls FOR THE||
12 strikes, 11 balls FOR THE SAVE!
|5 years 47 weeks ago||Go Rodney!||
Cardiac Closer time...
|5 years 47 weeks ago||I'll bet you never thought||
I'll bet you never thought you'd hear yourself say that.
|5 years 47 weeks ago||That might be his only sure||
That might be his only sure thing.
Like Pavano pitching against the Tigers...
|5 years 47 weeks ago||I'm still of the opinion that||
I'm still of the opinion that 3 qbs = Sheridan's out.
If he has two years in the system (for all intents and purposes) and he's "equal" with two new freshman...that's not exactly a ringing endorsement.
|5 years 47 weeks ago||At EMU.||
|5 years 47 weeks ago||BTN should suffice. I live||
BTN should suffice. I live in Virginia/ACC Country (weak) and between BTN and ESPN/ESPN2/ABC I think I got to see every M game last year.
Not that I would have remembered missing one...
|5 years 47 weeks ago||It used to be different; not||
It used to be different; not that any of us are old enough to remember.
They invited each other to dedicate their stadiums back in the day after all.
OSU even gave Tom Harmon a standing ovation after he single-handedly whooped that ass. This is probably the closest we'll get to that level of sportsmanship in this day and age.
Having said that, my Tom Harmon avatar will drink to that! Thanks OSU.
|5 years 47 weeks ago||Just an observation...||
A diary vanished as I was attempting to comment on it. But it's only happened once.
|5 years 47 weeks ago||Aren't there only two former||
Aren't there only two former HCs living?
And didn't one of them come back and coach a flag football game?
|5 years 47 weeks ago||I'm hoping that BG and Minor||
I'm hoping that BG and Minor (among others) really step up and take charge of "their" season.
|5 years 47 weeks ago||If the allegations are false...||
You'll hear nothing. And that's what really pisses me off.
|5 years 47 weeks ago||In all serious this is||
In all seriousness this is exactly what I wanted to see/read.
Two questions, though:
1) Is it a coincidence that all of the former players NOT speaking anonymously are currently in the NFL and assert that they put in extra work to become better (Henne, Trent, Butler...)?
2) Does anyone know if Rick Leach has come back from the stratosphere to make a comment?
|5 years 47 weeks ago||No doubt about it.||
No doubt about it.
|5 years 47 weeks ago||This is what I read: "Words||
This is what I read:
"Words words words words (I AM NOT A NARC) words words..."
|5 years 47 weeks ago||I'm looking for Minor to run||
I'm looking for Minor to run wild and BG to fold someone up.
BTW, this is going to be my prediction for every game this year.
|5 years 47 weeks ago||I appreciate everything Lloyd did, but...||
I would just as soon he stay away from this for a few reasons. I know I'm probably going to get some negative points but here me out...
I don't think Lloyd fostered a culture of leadership. There, I said it. Where is his coaching tree? Has he not spent more time "coaching" EMU since English is there in spite of his AD job at M?
But deeper than that, and leaving the talent cupboard out of this, WHERE IS THE LEADERSHIP ON THIS TEAM!? All of the Jrs and Srs left are Lloyd's recruits and this ship seems to have no rudder; and they're the ones who have "bought in".
Give RR a couple years, and let this transition run its course and you will see a completely different program/culture.
|5 years 47 weeks ago||SSDS||
Same Shit Different State
I feel like I just stepped out of Doc Brown's DeLorean. I grew up in WV and remember when everyone wanted to run the new 3-8 loser coach out of the state. The no-huddle didn't "fit" at WVU...how could we hire this bum...? And so on and so on.
However WVU never had the sense of entitlement that (some) UM alumni/boosters seem to possess until...you guessed it...RR had WVU winning 10+ games a year and winning BCS games. Some people even considered UM a step down(!).
I have to say I'm disappointed that this is still going on during year 2. Les Miles is never coming here and RR given a chance WILL WIN.
These whiny, entitled ex-players should have stuck it out. It seems like they would have had a lot in common with some other (though not all) alumni.
|5 years 47 weeks ago||Judging by the latter season||
Judging by the latter season records (save '06) and the "identities" of the detractors, I would be willing to guess somewhere in the arena of...not enough.
|5 years 47 weeks ago||I don't know||
I wouldn't call it necessary, but it's nice to see some support out there.
This guy doesn't get a break in the media and I have a feeling there's a silent majority out there.
|5 years 47 weeks ago||219 now||
I tweeted him earlier. I doubt he personally checks it, but I figured it couldn't hurt.
|5 years 47 weeks ago||Maybe...||
Just maybe, it doesn't say the allegations aren't true because they are withholding indictment until an official investigation report (worthy of reporting)is released.
If Michigan were to "win" and go 0-12 rather than "compete" you will soon find them on Brown and Princeton's schedule or worse, in pages of history next to Chicago...
|5 years 47 weeks ago||Pessismism on the Situation...||
When Martin/NCAA discover nothing wrong occurred it will get buried on page 12 or not mentioned at all.
|5 years 47 weeks ago||I'm not a big recruitnik...||
But most articles I've seen show most recruits blown away by Barwis.
I think if you weigh these allegations against current NFL players that come back to work out at Michigan, it's a draw at worst.
|5 years 47 weeks ago||Good questions||
I only remember him from Terelle Pryor's recruitment trip...
|5 years 47 weeks ago||STALKER FREAK!!!||
(/mouths "Thank You")
|5 years 47 weeks ago||HDTV--Good call.||
Even the losses looked better last year (if that's possible...)
|5 years 47 weeks ago||3 QBs (to me) translates to||
3 QBs (to me) translates to Sheridan being out.
|5 years 47 weeks ago||Boooooo....||
I will be at my in-laws
7 hours from home
In West Virginia -- Buzz. Kill.
|5 years 47 weeks ago||Seems plausible enough...||
I'll buy that.
|5 years 47 weeks ago||Exactly||
"Our own players" = 2 out of how many? About 120?
|5 years 47 weeks ago||I don't want to sound like a raving conspiracy theorist but...||
We know there is a constituency of people who did not and do not want RR. But these guys (Rosenberg/Snyder) are just reporters, right? There has to be someone with an axe to grind green-lighting this stuff.
I've seen enough people better versed in journalism than I commenting on the lack on integrity apparent in an article such as this. My question is, who is pulling these strings? Editors, advertisers...? Just a thought.
|6 years 10 weeks ago||I mean that you sentence||
I mean that you sentence lacked a possessive adjective.
Sorry, I just wanted to reply before you had a chance to edit it. :]
|6 years 10 weeks ago||Ask a pro...|
|6 years 10 weeks ago||Details, details...||
|6 years 10 weeks ago||Whoever happens to be ranked||
Whoever happens to be ranked #4 at any given time.
|6 years 10 weeks ago||I remember all the||
I remember all the hype/controversy before they finally played each other. I also remember Delaware just rolling them up.
|6 years 11 weeks ago||As Kenny Powers said...||
Dolla. Dolla. Bills Y'all.
|6 years 11 weeks ago||Don't forget Detroit also has THIS...||
EDIT: Can't stand autoplay so here you go:
(Sorry, can't find an ad-free version but it's worth the wait.)
|6 years 11 weeks ago||Congrats|
|6 years 11 weeks ago||...get the papers.||
...get the papers.
|6 years 11 weeks ago||I'm gonna go get the||
I'm gonna go get the papers...
|6 years 11 weeks ago||Ohhhh....||
Well, when you put it like that it actually makes perfect sense.
|6 years 11 weeks ago||DAMN IT! Why hasn't RR||
DAMN IT! Why hasn't RR offered the other two?!
|6 years 11 weeks ago||Sorry||
Way too much time chipping away on the interwebs.
|6 years 11 weeks ago||I think you kind of touched on it...||
I, for one, treat this board like a party setting. It's fun to talk smack knowing you're doing it to another Michigan fan. It's like arguing with your brother. It's no big deal until someone else tries to pick on him. Then the infighting ceases to matter and you're at each others' defense.
It's part of the accountability of the whole thing. Let's be honest, and correct me if I'm wrong, but this is the cream of the crop when it comes to Michigan boards. If someone comes with something irrational or idiotic they aren't being flamed by some other team's fans; they're being checked by Michigan fans with enough know to post here in the first place. Furthermore, if someone registers/posts without reading or researching this board, they deserve anything and everything they get IMO.
If I were to say something like "Sure Mike Hart was pretty good, but I would have rather seen Underwood get a few more touches first..." I would expect to get slammed by knowledgeable, rational Michigan fans who could give me realistic reasons why I was wrong.
Or if I were to ask, say, "Why did Mike Hart get drafted so late?" and got reasonable, rational, logical responses I would say "Oh, thank you." and go on my way. Others aren't this adept and keep driving uninformed irrational points into the ground until it borders on trolling regardless of their original intentions.
Having said that, I like it just the way it is here. People have been pissed at me and flamed me one day, and agreed with me and joked the next. It's situationally dependent and only for people adjusted enough to accept it. If not, Scout and MLive are always open.
|6 years 11 weeks ago||I could just not reply, or...|
|6 years 11 weeks ago||I agree. This will be much||
I agree. This will be much easier once the season start in (sigh) 4 months.
|6 years 11 weeks ago||Lollerskates!|
|6 years 11 weeks ago||Umm||
Don't you mean "could of"? This is McFarlin, er, Stevens you're talking to.
|6 years 11 weeks ago||I was being sarcastic anyway.||
I was being sarcastic anyway.
As far as the pic; I stumbled across it while looking for a picture of Jamar Adams bodyslamming Tebow which (for some reason) doesn't seem to exist on the interwebs.
|6 years 11 weeks ago||Well shucks golly, guys.||
Well shucks golly, guys. What on earth do you mean? Doesn't everyone register and use their first post to fish for info on a banned poster they supposedly know nothing about?
|6 years 11 weeks ago||Football fast or track fast?||
Football fast or track fast?
|6 years 11 weeks ago||(No subject)|
|6 years 11 weeks ago||How clever...||
|6 years 11 weeks ago||Thanks.||
I was actually trying to find a picture of Jamar Adams body-slamming Tebow to no avail. Then I stumbled across TT chastising Tebow which was the next best thing.
|6 years 11 weeks ago||Oh.my.god. Can't believe I||
Oh.my.god. Can't believe I did that. Thanks.
|6 years 11 weeks ago||White Tiger/UMx||
You two are being WAY too rational at this point in the off-season.
|6 years 11 weeks ago||If there is such a thing as||
If there is such a thing as momentum in sports, I hope it carries over for the Tigers tonight. They're offense has been pitiful that last few days.
I saw where Cabrera and Maggs are sitting tonight. I just hope Jackson gets into at least the 7th again tonight.
|6 years 11 weeks ago||And manufactured the winning||
And manufactured the winning run. (The only one in the last two games unfortunately.)
|6 years 11 weeks ago||http://stuffwhitepeoplelike.c|
|6 years 11 weeks ago||You could be on to something||
He was a lot nicer than Spielman.
|6 years 11 weeks ago||Absolutely not. That's kind||
Absolutely not. That's kind of what I was getting at. He's (somewhat) of an apologist on College Gameday Built by the Home Depot, but is a little more honest locally.
|6 years 11 weeks ago||If you've ever read an||
If you've ever read an interview, their rhetoric rivals WLA.
|6 years 11 weeks ago||I'm with you.||
Although, I can't wait to see who my favorite is next April...
|6 years 11 weeks ago||FWIW||
They have an article that begins with this caveat (emphasis mine):
"When the microphones and cameras are turned off, recruiting "experts" openly admit there isn't an exact science to choosing the top high school football players in the nation. Coaches share opinions and game film offers evidence, but it's wildly subjective. We're ready to join the fun."
I got it from their daily email newsletter Sporting News Today. It's free and it has a pretty nice layout in case you've never seen it. Beats giving espn hits anyway...
|6 years 11 weeks ago||No||
|6 years 11 weeks ago||You never know. I guess you can't trust anyone...|
|6 years 11 weeks ago||I think he talks them up to||
I think he talks them up to make OSU (and consequently the Big Ten) look better.
He's not as kind to Michigan on the radio in C-bus.
|6 years 11 weeks ago||This seems to be a pretty polarizing issue...||
C'mon guys, get in here for the real thing...
|6 years 11 weeks ago||True. He's much harder on ND||
True. He's much harder on ND which I always enjoy.
|6 years 11 weeks ago||Nice||
Minor said a lot of the unhappiness left with the busload of players who transferred. "There are fewer mopers now," he said.
|6 years 12 weeks ago||I don't think this had to do||
I don't think this had to do with uninformed posts as much as it had to do with persistent, annoying, insulting, antagonistic trolling he constantly engaged in.
I'm not condoning harassment in any form; I'm just glad for the ban. What I do like is the outing of a troll. I think that does serve as a deterrent.
This isn't Freep, or MLive, or Scout where this stuff runs rampant; it is someone's personal blog/livlihood we all get to participate in. As long as you're respectful, fine--come in and enjoy. If not, there will be a lot more than flaming and name-calling in store...
|6 years 12 weeks ago||EXACTLY||
The internet cuts both ways.
|6 years 12 weeks ago||No problem...||
...and I forgot to say "welcome".
|6 years 12 weeks ago||I can't speak for Magee personally...||
...but I would chalk a lot of it up to the growing fatigue of answering the same question week in and week out compounded by losing a big rivalry game.
This wasn't the first game of the year, or the second, or even the third; it was the EIGHTH game of the season. Threet had been playing for two months by then. And Magee was right; at that point, inconsistency was (unfortunately) par for the season.
|6 years 12 weeks ago||I count 178 pages of posts...||
It seems to be working just fine.
|6 years 13 weeks ago||I, for one, like the policing||
I, for one, like the policing on the site. It definitely makes me think twice before posting. It keeps balance and weeds out the riff-raff out once in a while.
The thought of MLive and Freep posters migrating here gives me chills. I've already recognized some duplicate names...
|6 years 13 weeks ago||I kinda like his idea^^^||
I kinda like his idea^^^
|6 years 13 weeks ago||Which book?||
The only one I have is "Tradition".
|6 years 13 weeks ago||Not a fan of the individual||
Not a fan of the individual WLA posters personally; although I do hit the site now and again.
Having said that, I miss the balance they brought to the board. No one was quicker to flame any incoherent/ranting/raving/babbling/uninformed/uneducated/etc. poster than the WLA. They served that office admirably.
|6 years 13 weeks ago||Easily one of the most||
Easily one of the most annoying sportscasting personalities ever.
|6 years 14 weeks ago||He's not good for laughs personally...||
He's just a catalyst that brings evil humor out of others. Entertaining nonetheless.
|6 years 14 weeks ago||I was wondering the same||
I was wondering the same thing.
He's like a cat. Won't leave you alone all day, until you call his name; then he's nowhere to be found.
|6 years 14 weeks ago||Help me out.||
I've been at work all day. Where did the troll revelation come from?
|6 years 14 weeks ago||No. That was only after they||
No. That was only after they got away from him. Oh, wait...
|6 years 14 weeks ago||Apparently you haven't heard...||
|6 years 14 weeks ago||I think it's possible. RR||
I think it's possible. RR never really had a vertical threat QB-wise.
If a receiver is good enough, and there is a QB who can throw to him, he will get the ball.
|6 years 14 weeks ago||Kickoff/punt returns...?||
Seriously, what do we have to lose at this point?
|6 years 14 weeks ago||Sad||
|6 years 14 weeks ago||I was actually searching for||
I was actually searching for a picture of Jamar Adams bodyslamming Tebow when I stumbled across this one. An awesome pic, but still looking for Jamar/Tebow.
|6 years 15 weeks ago||Thrillhouse||
You couldn't have picked a better avatar for this situation. It is impossible for me to read that rant without hearing it in Kenny Powers' voice. LOL
|6 years 15 weeks ago||I was EOD in the military||
I think I started reading around the time of the ROJO drama. However, my most vivid, early MGoBlog memory is the App State kittens; so it was somewhere in that time frame.
|6 years 15 weeks ago||Me, too.||
Except I thought it was after the Notre Dame game.
|6 years 15 weeks ago||First rule of||
First rule of MGoTailgate-don't respond to threads about MGoTailgate...
Just kidding. I wasn't there either and was curious myself.
|6 years 15 weeks ago||It also doesn't hurt having 3||
It also doesn't hurt having 3 players from last year's Super Bowl there in front of all the recruits.
|6 years 15 weeks ago||I'm also impressed at the||
I'm also impressed at the turnout yesterday. The fans busted RR's attendance goal by 10k--in spite of last years' "issues". That in itself says a lot about the direction of the program.
|6 years 15 weeks ago||Like track fast or football||
Like track fast or football fast...?
|6 years 15 weeks ago||I actually thought he came||
I actually thought he came off a little more polished than he appeared last year. Or is it just me?
|6 years 15 weeks ago||Sort of on-topic||
I read a Sam Webb article on Devin Gardner today that had a good quote:
[An Ohio State fan growing up, Gardner said he has had little problem flipping the loyalty switch.
I love the attitude a lot of these recruits seem to have. He also mentions recruiting some other in-state recruits for Michigan (e.g. Gholston).
|6 years 15 weeks ago||You "miss" typed your||
You "miss" typed your response, too. You weren't tailgating by any chance today, were you...? :]
|6 years 15 weeks ago||Caveat: I know nothing about S&C||
However, his "math" was also based on a 2-pizza a week diet and a D-III S&C program.
I'm willing to give Barwis some leverage.
|6 years 15 weeks ago||*sigh*||
Porcello looked good, though. He has some pretty nasty movement. I just hope the offense helps him out a little more the next time.
|6 years 15 weeks ago||Per:||
MVictors: One of the things that I’ve heard is that, down the road, you’d like to be a coach. Is that true, has that always been a goal?
Sheridan: Yes, but some people think that I came here as someone who didn’t want to compete and that I just came here to learn and to be a coach, etc., etc. I don’t know how that got blown up. That’s not the case at all.
|6 years 15 weeks ago||It was also nice to see Perry||
It was also nice to see Perry go 1-2-3 in his debut. Something the veteran bullpen didn't seem able to do the 2 games before.
Yeah, Porcello is pitching tonight. That's what I'm interested in seeing. And with a win (and the mathematical certainty they can't start 0-7) behind them, there isn't as much pressure on the kid.
|6 years 16 weeks ago||STOP IT!!!||
Stop being realistic. You're going to convince me he's not an MVP!
Oh well, I'll enjoy it while I can. Just please no 0-7.
|6 years 16 weeks ago||Not the same old Inge||
3 jacks in as many nights. Wow.
|6 years 16 weeks ago||A cab?||
My entourage would have a full-time DD.
|6 years 16 weeks ago||That is my point.||
It is not merely stats. It is also not just stats. Furthermore, it is not stats alone. And, if I may be so bold, it is not strictly stats.
1) Pryor is an awesome athlete.
I don't know how much more clearly I can explain myself. I'm not saying he's not good. I'm not saying he wasn't productive. Quite the opposite. But when someone isn't impressed all anyone can do is cite stats. There are other variables. That is all I'm trying to get across. That is what you got across when discounting Brennen (and rightly so).
If it were just stats, as I pointed out above, 2004 UM had more offensive production than 2008 OSU with one less game. OSU also had Jr. Beanie and an NFL-bound receiving corp. Is anyone going to be so bold and say that the 2004 UM team was better just based on stats?
For the record, I am looking forward to seeing how he progresses. Of course, I want UM to beat OSU, but I would like to see what happened to the guy who got away.
|6 years 16 weeks ago||But you just discounted||
But you just discounted Brennen's stats. You will go round and round with this logic.
BTW the random peoples' opinions were in response to the homerism comment, not a definitive evaluation of TP's abilities.
Read the whole thread.
|6 years 16 weeks ago||You're supporting my point.||
It's not just stats. As simple as that.
|6 years 16 weeks ago||True||
My devil's advocate platform was built on the fact that Brennen broke like 10 all-time NCAA records that year to counter Tebow's 20-20 year.
|6 years 16 weeks ago||Oh.||
I don't by any means think he should switch positions. I'm actually curious to see how he does at QB. Especially since M wanted him so bad.
I didn't account for the "Position-Switchers'" Camp. I guess that blows my two faction theory away--unless they are some unsanctioned splinter group of the unbelievers...
|6 years 16 weeks ago||Yeah||
After re-reading I did make it sound kind of stark. Most people do tend to lean one way or the other, though. I've seen/had this argument so many times on here I can't even invest emotion into it anymore.
And since that's the only reply I get from Magnus, I'll assume my point was articulated appropriately and sleep better tonight. ;]
|6 years 16 weeks ago||I hope you're right. A||
I hope you're right. A porous infield and blown leads easily cost them 15 games last year. Anyway, I'm still optimistic...as long as they go at least 1-6 to start the year. :]
|6 years 16 weeks ago||Now it's bugging me.||
I swear he dove over it. The commentators even mentioned it a couple times. I wish I would have DVR'd it now.
Whatever, I just hope it's not a trend. I would hate to have traded Renteria's noodle arm for a transparent Everett.
|6 years 16 weeks ago||I was merely trying to point||
I was merely trying to point out that you have to take other variables into account when forming an opinion/evaluation.
I used Colt Brennen while playing devil's advocate during a Heisman argument against Tim Tebow. If it's all stats, Brennen wins hands down. (Of course, I would pick Tebow for my team any day.) That's when everyone chimes in with "It's not just stats...look at how Tebow does this...look at how Tebow handles that...etc.". But sure enough, anyone who isn't impressed with Pryor (yet) gets an encyclopedia's worth of stats thrown in his face and that's supposed to settle it. Remember, statistically speaking, 2008 OSU had less offensive production than Henne's 2004 UM team--that's including a 13th game.
There are two factions on this board: those who are convinced TP is the second coming, and those who are waiting to be impressed. I happen to fall in the latter. Don't get me wrong, TP is a tremendous athlete with undeniable talent. I'm just not that crazy about his QB-ing...yet.
|6 years 16 weeks ago||Thank you.||
The "context of their offense" was kind of what I was alluding to.
|6 years 16 weeks ago||It might have been his chest.||
It might have been his chest. I was averting my eyes at the time. His arm clearly extended past the ball, though.
|6 years 16 weeks ago||The Royals||
I see Farnsworth hasn't missed a beat.
|6 years 16 weeks ago||Who knows with Lyon. I was||
Who knows with Lyon. I was more disappointed with Everett missing that hit up the middle. How do you dive for a ball that goes under your stomach? Of course, if there hadn't been a leadoff walk...
I think we'll see that new kid Perry tonight and Fernando Rodney. What I'm really looking forward to is Porcello tomorrow.
They can't start 0-7 again. Comerica will have tumbleweed in the stands all year.
|6 years 16 weeks ago||True but...||
Remember, statistically speaking, Timmy Chang and Colt Brennen are two of the greatest college QBs in the last few decades. You do have to take several variables into account, not just stats.
As far as homerism goes, I work right beside an OSU grad who was not impressed with Pryor this year (in spite of results). I also have a cousin who lives in Cincy and has heard many Buckeye fans and media personalities express various levels of skepticism. It's not just this board...
|6 years 16 weeks ago||"It is dumb to think his||
"It is dumb to think his passing game won't be drastically improved."
Not necessarily. With a new receiving corp TP might just break even. He will probably be throwing more too without an experienced backup.
|6 years 16 weeks ago||That's OK...||
...I've managed to block most of it out, too.
|6 years 16 weeks ago||Gray area...||
Is tUOS OK in light of Pryor's commitment to "The University of Ohio State"?
|6 years 16 weeks ago||A year late if you ask me.||
A year late if you ask me.
|6 years 16 weeks ago||The Northwestern game jumps||
The Northwestern game jumps out, but seriously...if anyone saw that game, it deserves a pass.
|6 years 16 weeks ago||I'll buy that...||
His TD reception was nasty. It reminded me of Henne's skinny posts, only I knew it couldn't have been the pass...
It'll be nice to see him develop over the next 3 years.
|6 years 16 weeks ago||Okay...stay on topic...focus...||
"I highly doubt a 12 year old kid would write decently like I do."
(Okay, so far so good)
"I honestly feel that T-Rob would of started if he would not of got hurt."
(Easy...breathe...focus...football talk...FOOTBALL talk...)
"His 50+ catches was impressive..."
(Too difficult...can't overcome...Comp. 101 flashbacks...is my modifier dangling?...Just go WHILE YOU CAN!)
|6 years 16 weeks ago||"...the kid is pretty think||
"...the kid is pretty think already."
Thin or thick? Honestly, just want clarification. (no sarcasm)
|6 years 16 weeks ago||I'm Ron Burgandy...???||
I'm Ron Burgandy...???
|6 years 16 weeks ago||Ask them who Tressel||
Ask them who Tressel consulted to get offensive advice while he had Troy Smith on the team.
|6 years 16 weeks ago||Why would anyone have a problem with Florida?||
Michigan seems to handle them OK, and they destroy OSU at any opportunity.
|6 years 17 weeks ago||You forgot...||
...no, nevermind; that's all of them. :)
|6 years 17 weeks ago||Might not be so bad this year.||
Brandon Graham folded him up last year. He's another year bigger/better, too.
|6 years 17 weeks ago||And you wasted about 90||
And you wasted about 90 keystrokes to point that out.
|6 years 17 weeks ago||Nope||
You've probably been HaXx0r3D by McFarlin...
|6 years 17 weeks ago||I lol'd. Stop.||
I lol'd. Stop.
|6 years 17 weeks ago||Calvin Smith||
Any news on this guy yet?
|6 years 17 weeks ago||True but...||
1) CBs don't run the offense.
2) There are more than one CB spots on the field.
3) DW still had to compete in practice. How else would the coaches know he was ready?
|6 years 17 weeks ago||Because you typed your post||
Because you typed your post like a telegraph.
|6 years 17 weeks ago||Where are you...||
|6 years 17 weeks ago||Do you work for Western||
Do you work for Western Union?
|6 years 17 weeks ago||I guess I should have said:||
"...that sweet over-the-shoulder catch IMMEDIATELY before an injury." :)
|6 years 17 weeks ago||Hemingway perhaps?||
He had that sweet over-the-shoulder catch before an injury.