|10 hours 39 min ago||Yes, yes it is.||
Yes, yes it is.
|1 day 17 hours ago||This might help you||
This might help you understand why I'm not going to do that: Argument from Ignorance
I don't have one, but that does not mean its against the rules. Go read the Constitution and Bylaws and the Anti-Tampering Policy before you start telling people what the Policy allows/doesn't allow.
Specifically, your statement that it only applies to teams negotiationg with coaches is wrong. In '98 Carmen Policy (Browns) got fined for saying speculative things about a coach he'd like to hire, all of which happened to be true of Holmgren, when asked about hiring Holmgren. He even prefaced the comment that he couldn't comment on Holmgren because that would be tampering.
Also, your argument simply does not make sense. if coaches or other employees discussing jobs did not violate the Policy then every team would just have some low-level employee tamper.
The first line under the Non-Player Section of the Policy states the general rule for anti-tampering for everyone else: "No club, nor any person employed by or otherwise affiliated with a club, is permitted to tamper with a non-player employee of another club."
Giving advice that a coach should breach his contract with his current team clearly fits into this. Look - most of the time these coach-to-coach conversations don't become public so it's a non-issue. Most of the time, these conversations also occur when a coach is not currently under contract. This is a unique situation, but if John Harbaugh is encouraging Jim to leave it is in violation of the rules.
|2 days 6 hours ago||Ignore him - you were right||
Ignore him - you were right to point this out and were right on your thought.
Harbaugh admitting that he's encouraging his brother to leave would be tampering. He was preppred and ready. The teams know the Anti-Tampering Rules pretty well.
|2 days 6 hours ago||Sorry, but you're wrong.||
Sorry, but you're wrong. That's not what the NFL's Constitution and Bylaws or Anti-Tampering Policy say.
While the rule has been changed since then, go read the background around the Vermeil or Policy/Holmgren Anti-Tampering decisions and you'll see why Harbaugh is saying this.
John Harbaugh is an employee of the Baltimore Ravens, and is restricted from tampering with any coach under contract by another organization. That's in the NFL's constitution and bylaws. The Anti-Tampering policy specifically calls out "any interference by a member club with the employer-employee relationship of another club" in addition to trying to hire a coach.
There's a reason John Harbaugh is denying this. If he were to say "yes, I encouraged my brother to breach his contract with the 49ers and go coach UM" he is admitting to violating the Anti-Tampering Policy. Think of it like a tortious interference with a business relationship claim built into the league's rules.
The NFL is not going to crack down on advice that coaches might give each other if its private, and especially when someone's not under contract. But if there is one head coach of another team encouraging another coach to quit, that is tampering.
The most plausible scenario is that John Harbaugh was told by someone, likely an attorney for the Ravens, that he should not publicly admit to encouraging his brother to go to UM, and should in fact deny it so they don't get hit with a tampering charge. In that light, this is probably pure rules CYA by John Harbaugh and the Ravens.
|2 days 16 hours ago||Interesting... snooping||
Interesting... snooping around on the internet I found Greg Gabriel's Dec 8 1941 post from the National War Post:
Two weeks ago I published an article that in all likelihood, Japan would not attack the United States. Two weeks ago that was a very true statement, as Japan wanted to control nowhere but the South Pacific. That was reported in various places by some very credible people. Japan was afraid of dragging a big power like the US into the region and wanted only to control the South Pacific.
Soon after my article was printed, the United States received severeal threatening, aggressive, and mean attacks from Japan. In simple words, they said I didn't know what I was talking about and that my sources were worthless.
Of course, they can believe what they want, as that's that Japan will do. The problem is that with the recent news surfacing that Pearl Harbor may have in fact been bombed by the Japanese, the assault on my mailbox picked up dramatically in recent days. Over the course of 24 hours I recieved close to 3 pieces of mail from navy crewmen, some of which are too depressing to repeat.
And with that. I am done with the US. The fans of this country are some of the biggest losers in America.
I for one, welcome our new German and Japense overlords.
(Hope everyone has Happy Holidays. Time to go spend time with the family rather than try to watch a guy take a billion steps backward)
|6 days 16 hours ago||Atlanta certainly could be||
Atlanta certainly could be moving on from Smith, but Dimitroff is still there. I suppose that he could be gone too, or Harbaugh could work with him, but that does not seem like the situation he'd want to walk in to if the "control of the roster" thoughts are true.
|6 days 18 hours ago||Having bad taste in uniforms||
Having bad taste in uniforms and tweeting at recruits is not age-specific...
|1 week 3 hours ago||Where did you get that he is||
Where did you get that he is a high school kid? Read the linked tweets and couldn't tell how you came to that conclusion.
|1 week 1 day ago||Fair point. In my opinion, if||
In my opinion, if Harbaugh elects to stay in the NFL, the national NFL-media narrative will be that he never considered UM and use the offer as leverage for a bigger contract.
I don't know if we'll ever know if that's right or wrong, but based on the current state of reporting I believe that's what we'll hear.
|1 week 1 day ago||Wooooo, have a source for||
Wooooo, have a source for that?
|1 week 4 days ago||Probably coaching "most" pro||
Probably coaching "most" pro athletes. I believe some truly do care and aren't just in it for the money.
|3 weeks 19 hours ago||I don't practice family law,||
I don't practice family law (emp law for me), but it wasn't too hard to read up on this. Maybe a CA family lawyer will say differently, but it appears it all depends on what the custody (legal, physical) rights are of the parents, what the visitation schedule is, etc. For a minor, the court can appoint counsel to determine if a move is in the best interests of a child *given the custody status*. The court cannot tell someone they cannot move, but they can modify the custody order if the move is determined to be detrimental to the child.
Some of this is based on what his relationship is like with the child's parent, what his visitation schedule is, etc. If they are able to come to an agreement that keeps his relationship with the minor child intact it likely is not a big hurdle.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Ha - I was surprised people||
Ha - I was surprised people didn't groan about CEO being AD when he made the swim lane reference. To clarify, it's a swim lane, not swimming lane. Beyond the fact that it has a few lines running across the page that vaugely looks like a pool with lanes set up there is nothing to do with swimming. It just means he has a sheet of paper that is divided to easily compare timelines for each coaching candidates. Google images and it and you'll get some results.
There, corporate education task for the day done.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Ha, I forgot to edit the||
Ha, I forgot to edit the title... Oops.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Well said. My thoughts||
Well said. My thoughts exactly.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Still not funny the second||
(Removed my snark response...)
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Are you really blaming||
Are you really blaming Stretchgate on RR? Or leading with the Groban song? I actually am in a similar spot where you end up - I don't think RR was going to work out here, but those are two the weakest arguments against RR.
Stretchgate was a product of Freep's deceptive practices and Michigan's open doors approach to the NCAA investigation. It boiled down to a borderline countable hours practice that Michigan was willing to accept because it was a slap on the wirst. Part of that it saying "oops we failed to watch for that thing that every other school in the NCAA does, but doesn't have pissy reporters who write articles ignoring the basic concept of countable hours" because that's what you compromise to give up to get a slap on the wrist.
Let's be clear: There are extremely valid criticisms of RR: he simply didn't win enough, didn't recruit well enough (especially at the end, and espcially on OL), caused friction in the fanbase (even if not his fault), and of course, the defense.
But nobody would care about Stetchage or Groban if the guy is winning. That was a product of the disastification caluturally and record-wise. Point to the things that undid RR, not this silly stuff.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Not saying you're right or||
Not saying you're right or wrong, but can you provide something to back up both those claims?
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Care to expand on why you||
Care to expand on why you feel that way?
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Talking Heads - (Nothing But)||
Talking Heads - (Nothing But) Flowers
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I think you mispelled "4 games"||
I think you mispelled "4 games"
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Can you explain the weather||
Can you explain the weather argument : is it a) better weather means better HS players because they are practicing year round, or b) better weather so recruits want to come, or c) better weather so better college players because they are practicing year round?
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Because outside of Auburn's||
Because outside of Auburn's NC season they weren't that good under Chizik. But, dear lord straw man! - nobody said to hire Chizik! Even so,he doesn't fit your argument because he didn't go coach up north and fail.
Your argument is that SEC coaches are successful in the SEC using the SEC advantages (low academic standards, JuCo, weather). So either a coach is too dumb to do that and fails in the SEC or does it and therefore you say the coach worries you. Basically, this is a lose-lose and negates all SEC coaches from consideration. I'm willing to bet there are some coaches who can adapt to the situation they are coaching in.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||SEC coaches don't often leave||
SEC coaches don't often leave the SEC, so that's part of the reason there are so few examples.
The same argument from ignorance could have been made against OSU hiring Meyer.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I was a bit surprised the||
I was a bit surprised the post got upvotes. After all, I made a snarkily underhanded comment about the use of apostrophes just below...
Maybe he did run into a regent, or assistant AD. Maybe they did have that conversation. I don't know. But I know I have no way of verifying that, and even if I did, I wouldn't give it much weight.
A public face is not a private face. It is easy to say to random citizen "Les Miles is on the short list" because it is easily deniable (didn't say that or it was misintrepreted), and because all it is saying is he is on a list somewhere. It doesn't even mean you have to seriously consider him, or didn't already eliminate him in the first round off wants. He was on the short list. Great. In a casual conversation a representative of a corporation (and I'm including a University's atheltic department in this) handle things that way because its a public-friendly view that has little, if any, drawbacks. If we were NOT actually considering Les Miles what is gained from telling you that?
Also, all of that presumes that the regents have a strong feed of what is going on, which I doubt they are kept in the loop to that level of detail. They may want to know, or ask around and get some information, but it would surprise me that the regents would be hands on. Put another way (keeping my corporate analogy) the board of directors doesn't get daily updates on the candidate list for a company's office manager at a particular building.
I'll say it: I don't know. People who might know only know what they are told. People who claim to know only know what they are told. I'll take in all I can get, but I also read it in that context. One day, I'll find out who the next coach is.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I'm nervous about what huge||
I'm nervous about what huge part of the donors you spoke to...
|4 weeks 4 days ago||The history major in me feels||
The history major in me feels the arm motion is less than ideal...
|4 weeks 4 days ago||If you have DirecTV who is||
If you have DirecTV who is your internet provider? - because you might be able to get ESPN3 that way. I have DirecTV and AT&T and can get ESPN3 that way.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah, and I have an error in||
Yeah, and I have an error in my numbers above. Not sure how, but my 2011 number is wrong and one of the years are missing. Here's the better breakdown:
Just looking quickly, at my thoughts from last night, he does seem to pull in at least a high level JuCo kid every other year. Without closely following Miss. St. I don't know much about those kids, how important they are, etc.
It's clear he relies on JuCo at Miss St more than he could at UM, but I also don't think he's overly reliant on them - he's not getting a large number of starters here or heavily filling classes (at least based on the top 50/100). If there's a lot more in the lower rankings then I would be concerned. But I'd also assume some of those lower-ranked filler guys could be replaced by Midwest guys who can get in to UM. JuCos are also very common down south if you look at the top 50/100 lists, so it might be that it's just more accepted down there.
A bigger concern to me would be that his recuting is primarily focused in the Southern states. That's expected, but he'd have to make inroads up north or work nationally quickly. This was an issue for Rodriguez. The question is whether Mullen could adapt to taking less JuCos and recruiting in a different territory. I don't think that would be data-driven.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Well, I took a look at the||
Well, I took a look at the Rivals top 50/100 JuCo for Rivals for Miss St since Mullen arrived in 2009:
More than he could take at UM. Only one was a starter that I saw (Autry) and most of those guys are 3*s, probably more filler types. It's a concern coming to UM, but Mullen doesn't appear to be overly reliant on JuCo.
2014 and 2015 are top 100. I'm sure there were others below top 50 in other years.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Ah yes, the ole clutch||
Ah yes, the ole clutch coaching stigmatism you can see on tv. Wonder why he never had that corrected with contacts.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||I agree with your conclusion||
I agree with your conclusion (RR didn't work out because he lost too much), but there were issues before the losing, including a number of "culture" issues that were exacerbated by losing. But those issues were not caused by losing,
Then again, winning quiets a lot of critics.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Best newborn ever.||
Best newborn ever.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||This exactly why I buy random||
This exactly why I buy random inside joke shirts. The ones who get it think that shirt is awesome, everyone else thinks they are missing out,.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||This is probably not the||
This is probably not the case. The 21 day consideration period is required for an employee over 40 under ADEA/OWBPA to waive those claims. It does not mean that the parties must wait that long. Employees routinely sign severance agreements before the consideration period ends.
The requirement is to be offered at least 21 days (single employee), not that 21 days must actually pass. Brandon could have signed within minutes if he wanted to.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Yes, very standard - in my||
Yes, very standard - in my previous post I mentioned that there are certain ADEA/OWBPA requirements for those over 40 when waiving rights to sue, A 7 day revocation period is one of them. It's basically a formality, and nothing to fret about.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Lots of people were pissed at||
Lots of people were pissed at Rosenberg for shoddy, deliberately deceptive journalism. I still don't recall a big outcry to pull his press pass, but maybe I'm aware but just not fully aware of the outrage.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||I actually applied to be an||
I actually applied to be an extra while they were filming in Royal Oak and got called, but couldn't go because I had a client meeting that day.
If only I had a time machine to try to get in the original...
|8 weeks 11 hours ago||Gotcha. No worries - upvote||
Gotcha. No worries - upvote for honesty and admitting a mistake.
|8 weeks 12 hours ago||I am an employment lawyer. It||
I am an employment lawyer. It is what it is titled - a settlement agreement. it's framed publicly that Brandon "resigned" to save face, but also because UM wanted him to leave. When you're in that boat as an employer or an employee under contract and you have a possibility of a large amount of money you fight over you come to a settlement to save both parties time, money, attorneys fees, and grief. It is pretty standard practice.
It would be borderline malpractice to not include an agreement not to sue (section 11 you site) when your client (UM) is giving up consideration if it belives it could have terminated him. That is part of what you get back and is Severance Agreements 101 type stuff in employment law. Also, because he's over 40 there are specific requirements to how that waiver needs to be constructions under the ADEA/OWBPA.
I don't disagree with what you're saying, but he was under contract and they negotiated a severenace agreement to avoid fighting over things. This is EXTREMELY common with executives and others in management, so this stuff is going to be in nearly all of those agreements. It's that simple.
(For the record you still can make claims if you resign voluntarily, people do it all the time... sigh).
|8 weeks 12 hours ago||Why?||
|8 weeks 20 hours ago||'70's. Droog. Sorry, I know||
Sorry, I know I made the same joke about 4 posts below. Just too good to pass up repeating it.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Condescending tone and all||
Condescending tone and all wins you very little points with me when you seem to understand the concept but lack the ability to apply that to your posts.
The argument centers around getting the money for the DC coordinator RichRod wanted, which was Casteel, not other coordinators. You've now morphed that into other coordinators made similar money to what was offered, so he had the money. So, again, straw man: you've taken a concept (not enough money for for Casteel) and morphed it into a similar sounding concept (not enough money for a competent DC) and then refuted the argument you morphed it into, rather than against the original argument.
Maybe there's a few posts out there about hiring any DC, but I'm not aware of those, and I certainly wouldn't call that "the myth." You can criticize RichRod for being so tied to Casteel and the 3-3-5 and unwilling to adapt and I'd have no issue, but the argument was that Michigan didn't commit the money to get Casteel, the DC RichRod wanted, not *any competent* DC.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Understood. I agree with||
Understood. I agree with criticizing RichRod for either not being able to give control of defense over to a DC and for bad DC hires.
I just don't think that any of that negates the ponying up for Casteel arguments. Some of that is on RichRod (probably could have worked to get funds shifted around), and some of that is on UM probably deciding what it was investing.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||You quoted a myth, nobody is||
You quoted a myth, nobody is sure where from, then refuted it. When asked about it where the quoted myth was from you ignored it.
And then you asked for quotes from people you know don't exist or aren't able to be produced to disprove your concocted narrative, suggesting that without them The circumstantial evidence supports your refutation of some randomly quoted myth.
You say you are directly responding to the argument at hand, which is... The argument you wrote then refuted. That is THE definition of a straw man argument.
I think it might be you who needs to review the notes on logical fallacies. Or, you know, congrats, you've won the argument with yourself and proved it by somebody not producing quotes (but totally not anything wrong there. Wink wink)
|8 weeks 1 day ago||You're completely missing the||
You're completely missing the point: this isn't about RR being a good coach or not, it's about the myth of hiring DC, Casteel, and the hiring process.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||They look like they're about||
They look like they're about to head to the Korova Milk Bar.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||What's fascinating about this||
What's fascinating about this is that it includes good data on salaries (although I would suggest a much larger sample), but ignores other big assumptions.
I realize the post is about money only, but hiring a coach is always about more than that. For example, a coach who doesn't want to disrupt his family for a similar salary may be more willing to do so for a bigger sum than his current salary.
So simply saying "Coach X oaches at [other big school] so therefore a coach on his level could be hired at UM for same money"
The realists here acknowledge that RR probably should have sought to divert some facility funds to coaches salaries if Martin would allow it. $800k weight room + Casteel is better than a $1m weight room and DC mayhem. They also acknowledge that RR didn't want to hire ANY DC, he wanted a specific DC, and the money offered him might not have been enough to sell him, even if it was on par with some coaches salaries. It wasn't about getting money for any DC, it was about getting the money for Casteel. You're trying to reshape that argument to fit your story. It's simply not the case.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Where the quote that says it||
Where the quote that says it didn't happen? Argument from ignorance plus straw man in one post. Well done.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||If we were fighting for a||
If we were fighting for a playoff spot like they are, I'd have zero issue with us scoring there.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||I dunno, I *really* like the||
I dunno, I *really* like the idea of threatening a fake lawsuit over an alleged nastygram email to a posters' friends' aunt in an attempt to get a lit hold issued. Especially so when it includes multiple legal jargon bombs.
/ snarky sarcasm voice. And I wonder why people hate my profession sometimes...
|9 weeks 2 days ago||That's fair - I think they||
That's fair - I think they need to be more transparent about the amount donated from purchases. In general. I think that's something all these campaigns are really bad about.
I get that this could quickly be a slippery slope for every cause imaginable, I'm just having a tough time finding some "harm" here other than people not liking pink jerseys.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Right, but nobody is||
Right, but nobody is suggesting the players playing the game are actually thinking about it during the game...
I get it's played out, I get it isn't as good as donating money, but what's he harm? Our jerseys are pink for a bit? Is that seriously horrible? Again if it's 5 cents and pink jerseies for a month or zero cents I'll suck it up. Don't buy them if you don't like them.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||I personally don't like||
I personally don't like these, so I won't be buying it, but donating money to cancer research, education, etc., and buying a jersey are not mutually exclusive...
|9 weeks 2 days ago||True - most of it goes to||
True - most of it goes to "awareness" and sometimes that is a vague term that means advertising for more advertising, but in a lot of instances there are beneficial "awareness" activities that can help.
For example, "awareness" activities includes education, which includes getting more information out to the public about BRCA1 and 2 genes (among others) and their impact on the likelihood of breast and ovarian cancer in some women.
The more people who have more education on these issues may get genetic tests, and then may have preventative screenings covered by their insurance, and reduce the risk of or avoid cancer.
You touch on a soft spot for me - my wife is BRCA2 positive - and we primarily learned about the possibility of genetic counseling, testing, etc., through education pieces at least partly funded through "awareness" activities.
Not all "awareness" activities are equal, and I'm sure there are pieces I would complain about, but some of the dollars may be doing good, so you won't see me raising a stink.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||I wholeheartedly agree with||
I wholeheartedly agree with your last sentence.But at the same time, 0% of a regular Michigan jersey goes to research, so...
I can see if you're buying it thinking 100% of proceeds goes to research there is an issue, but if you're aware of this, and still wanting to buy the jersey, I don't see how that's an issue.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Pink equipment for breast||
Pink equipment for breast cancer awareness is football's ice bucket challenge. It's mostly about show, but at the same time it ultimately does spread the message and some money trickles down (a small percentage) towards research (at least in the NFL's case that's 70% of 5% of - Link).
It'd be better if more money went to research, it'd be better if it wasn't tied in with marketing products to sell you, it'd be better if I didn't feel that companies try to take advantage of it to look like they have "corporate responsibility", it'd be better if it wasn't messing with classic uniforms, but at the end of the day, I'm willing to accept UM having some pink out there to get some money in the pockets of awareness and research. Because to me on this issue $1 is better than $0.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||One of those wins in '15||
One of those wins in '15 won't be against MSU, since we'll score negative points that game if things keep up!
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Everything I've seen suggests||
Everything I've seen suggests Narduzzi is a good coach, and I think he'll get a chance to prove it somewhere soon.
But you raise a point that I had not thought of yet, and it's a valid concern.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Excel says we score 2 this||
Excel says we score 2 this year, and then -1.78 next year.
Pretty sure 1 more year of Hoke and that will be accurate.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Congratulations straw man,||
Congratulations straw man, you've won your argument with... Nobody!
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Under OMA a discussion of||
Under OMA a discussion of dismissal, suspension, etc. fits this only if the employee requests it to be closed. Of course, Brandon could do that. It also can be done to discuss settlement of "specific pending" litigation, not just any form of settlement.
I'm not suggesting these rules are necessarily followed, or that there is much more than a slap on the wrist, but that's technically what's allowed under OMA (along with a few other non-relevant exceptions).
|11 weeks 5 days ago||What time was that where the||
What time was that where the student section was empty? Apparently late in the game when MSU had a sizeable lead before almost blowing it the students section started to empty, especially with the weather.
Ahhhh, I remember when that used to happen at Michigan. Those were the days.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Cash's Hurt is a very good||
Cash's Hurt is a very good one, but when we walked out of the Utah game in the middle of that monsoon and got to the car sopping wet we turned on the radio and the song immediately playing was so fitting it was scary. There might have been other songs I would have chosen, and definitely less mainstream ones, but that moment I really reflect on where Michigan football has gone over the past handful of years. Pompeii by Bastille:
I was left to my own devices
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Just let me know if you need||
Just let me know if you need help with UFRs the rest of the season. I've developed a device you help you out...
|12 weeks 2 days ago||This might||
This might help:
|21 weeks 5 hours ago||If I recall correctly, entry||
If I recall correctly, entry level season tickets are $455 for a season? While I understand the point, calling that "lawyer and doctor" money is silly.
|32 weeks 3 days ago||Uhhhhhh, what?||
|32 weeks 3 days ago||He had a good number of off||
He had a good number of off the field issues at Miami. But he's a 7th round boom/bust, it's a good gamble.
|32 weeks 4 days ago||I took Dinosaurs and Other||
I took Dinosaurs and Other Failures as a mini-course about 2003. Probably one of the easiest classes I've ever taken.
|32 weeks 4 days ago||Agreed that Lassiter and||
Agreed that Lassiter and Porter were both excellent. Two of my favorites in the department,
Porter's History 318 (Europe in the Era of War) was easily one of my favorite classes ever.
|34 weeks 1 day ago||The government is not seizing||
The government is not seizing his property. There is no discussion of a crime on his part. This is completely irrelevant. He owns a team subject to rules of the NBA. He (allegedly) broke those rules. He also would be forced to SELL (not have seized) his team. I'm sure he'll get a good amount of money for it.
Again, the NBA can defend this action if they are not acting illegally. If they have league rules set up in place and follow those procedures it is likely they are acting appropriately. His ownership of the team was subject to those rules.
Yes they are "his" profits, but there is NBA revenue sharing, though I'm not familiar with the specifics. Also, there's a good argument that the NBA's image as a whole (and therefore other teams TV contracts, ticket sales, etc.) will be hurt by associating with Mr. Sterling. Finally, there's probably rules in place for owner conduct detrimental to the league, or simply allowing him to be removed for any non-discriminatory reason.
He might challenge all of this. People often do if they don't like how something is playing out, but, in my opinion, he'd probably lose.
|34 weeks 1 day ago||For what "beliefs"? Against||
For what "beliefs"? Against prosecution from who? Protects who against said prosecution?
Title VII and other relevant employment laws protect against discrimintion based on a protected category. Those are defined by statute and have been fleshed out in great detail in case law. So in answer to "who decides which beliefs we are going to protect" the answer is the US government.
I think you're conflating criminal and civil issue.I have not defended any sort of criminal prosecution in this case, so the references to though police and re-education camps seem silly (at least they're not double speak).
You're also apparently under the false impression that people are "protected in their beliefs" from any sort of non-criminal action. That's simply not the case. Unless the NBA is violating a law in enforcing its governing documents and procedures for removing Mr. Sterling, they are within their rights. Make mistakes and people may choose not to associate with you. Do it at your own perogative if you own an entity worth hundreds of millions of dollars and take action that may draw the ire of those in your association.
|34 weeks 1 day ago||I realize you're not a||
I realize you're not a lawyer, but you're conflating a lot of different issues. "Life, liberty, and happiness" comes from the Declaration of Independence and is not some sort of Constituational right.
This happens all the time in the employment context. My happiness may involve wearing jean cut off shorts to work, but my employer forbids that. That "infringes on my pursuit of happiness" but if I want to be employed then tough luck (as long as the rule does not violate a law, rule, regulation, etc.) I'll just wear them to the stadium on Saturdays. It's not exactly identical to this situation, but the concept is the same.
I am unclear of who the "you" is refering to. The NBA? Me? The government? Anyone?
If it's the NBA, then it depends on what the rules of the voluntary organization they set up say. Contrary to your statement, you may be able to "punish" individuals for their toughts. While Mr. Sterling certainly is entitled to his thoughts, a voluntary business association that has specific guidelines governing the conduct (and removal mechanism) of its owners is not obligated to keep him in the group.
You may have a right to your thoughts, but that does not mean there will be no repercussions.
And, in my opinion, I doubt this will be "overtuend in a heartbeat."
|34 weeks 1 day ago||Title VII protects||
Title VII protects individuals from employment discrimination based on national origin or religion. So...firing them would be a bad idea.
|34 weeks 2 days ago||People also seem to think||
People also seem to think that everyone is entitled to do what they want and that there can't be repercussions because they "own it."
A lawyer would ask under what conditions does he own the team? Is there a mechanism in place under which the league can remove him? Are their certain criteria that can force sale of a team. And so on.
There are legal documents that govern the structure of the league and address these situations. Especially in a setting where value of a team is based upon the entire league itself, these type of things are important.
Between this and the Northwestern union issues the internet has become even more abuzz with people talking about lawsuits and legal issues without actually knowing the facts.
Read the documents, then maybe form an opinion.
He may sue, but there is no way I'd ever suggest that my common sense could answer such a complex legal question without having a better understanding of all the facts
|34 weeks 5 days ago||This is a very common||
This is a very common response to a union organizing campaign, and generally speaking, is legal.
|34 weeks 5 days ago||It is not. Speaking from||
It is not. Speaking from experience... This is a pretty typical, and legal, response by an employer.
|41 weeks 2 days ago||Game theory||
For anyone interested: http://mentalfloss.com/article/54823/6-elements-arthur-chus-jeopardy-str...
|42 weeks 3 days ago||Congratulations on making the||
Congratulations on making the most semantically-based horrible defense I've ever read on MGoBlog. And that's saying something.
It goes without saying that being technically correct here (I could make an argument to the contrary but its not worth the bandwitdh) does not count as a moral victory. If anything it looks like a defeat.
A simple "my bad, I was wrong" sometimes can go a long way...
|44 weeks 1 day ago||He never said UM was doing it||
He never said UM was doing it because Stanford did; he was pointing out, by example, that the naming of the HC position was not a correlation with irrelevance.
|44 weeks 1 day ago||Right to work laws don't||
Right to work laws don't really have an impact on hiring/firing or "cutting dead weight". Essentially, they forbid requiring a dues payment or union membership as a condition of employment. They are means of economically attacking the larger union base (money).
Regardless of right to work law or not, the corrective action/progressive discipline/termination is going to be covered by the CBA.
|45 weeks 6 days ago||Not sure this will make me||
Not sure this will make me happy,,,
|47 weeks 2 days ago||Considering PERA already||
Considering PERA already contains a clarification on graduate student research assistants not being covered and a reference to the 20-point test,, I agree. They would just amend the law accordingly.
|47 weeks 2 days ago||State labor laws cover public||
State labor laws cover public employees.
|49 weeks 1 day ago||Did USC give OJ unfettered||
Did USC give OJ unfettered access to a knife collection after a GA caught him stabbing someone in the shower?
|50 weeks 5 days ago||The whole tone of the Chiefs||
The whole tone of the Chiefs defense changed when Flowers went out. Carr is a decent #2, but expected Robinson and Cooper to play starter minutes in anywhere other than the nickel was going to be trouble (and it was). Add in a Justin Houston injury for much of the 4Q (arguably their best pass rusher) and you have a perfect storm of a collapse.*
*That, coupled with losing their best player (Charles) and his backup, and their #2 WR.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Chiefs were great. Okoye in||
Chiefs were great. Okoye in excellent would bounce everyone off him. Thomas flew around, and Stephone Paige and Neil Smith were very underrated.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Go watch the play. There was||
Go watch the play. There was nowhere to "tuck it and run forward" without reversing field.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Gardner is calling slide||
Gardner is calling slide protections now? That's news to me. When did this start happening?
Can you explain what "awareness" is? That's a pretty vague term for something you're a cussing someone of being bad at.
On the particular play you're referencing, I don't mind the decision to change fields - nobody was open and sitting in the (moved) pocket has not been working out. I would have rather seen him cut it up field a little sooner, but that's from the benefit of a top angle camera. Getting to the outside makes sense from a clock management perspective and because he should have a shot at turning the corner on a DE.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||I just keep shampooing my||
I just keep shampooing my hair over and over again for 0.93 yards per shampoo.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||There was a decent amount of||
There was a decent amount of criticism of him while he was at Baltimore for being too conservative. It's a bit of confirmation bias, but if you google for old articles or message boards from when he left Baltimore there's a lot of statements which might sound all too familiar ("enjoy it when he rushes 3 on 3rd and 19 against OSU" etc).
I like Mattison, and think he's a good coach and great recruiter... But I do think he's too conservative at times. Especially with a small lead. It worked against ND, Akron, and UConn when they all made a mistake. It did not work tonight.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Morris RS was burned in||
Morris RS was burned in Central game.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||I asked myself the same||
I asked myself the same question... I think it's probably not a good sign.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Bacari Alexander||
Bacari Alexander (@bacari34)
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Had 2 extra, couldn't sell||
Had 2 extra, couldn't sell them together (pathetically), all scalpels were trying to dump.
Mostly $20 for tickets, I sold a single for $10 as I was walking in, because 10 > 0
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Not sure on the article||
Not sure on the article posted, I was having issues getting my insider to work on my iPad, but I'm a consistent FO reader from the NFL-side. Their metrics are pretty good for that.
On the college side, their 2013 Almanac has UM projected at 7-5 (4-4), and they note that "if blue-chippers click... [Michigan could] vastly exceed their projection". So... I'm not really sure without reading that article what the numbers actually mean, but it's apparently not the same as FO has projected and published on their website.
Edit: got insider to work. Very weird. The metrics BF uses there are not the same as most others FO use, so don't kill FO for it. The FO Almanac is much more upbeat about Michigan, though notes they are young in some key areas.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||jackrobert - Since you do||
Since you do class action for a living, are you little frustrated with the analysis (or lack thereof) of certification? I feel most journalists (save McCann's primer @ SI) have glossed over the certification angle.
I'm going to go law-nerd for a moment, but one of the most significant things that has impact my area of law in the past few years in terms of being fearful of a class action is Wal-Mart v Dukes. While I don't touch class actions (in-house employment law) I feel there are definitely some commonality and typicality hurdles for O'Bannon to overcome. It might be quite dull for most people, but it seems crazy to me that there are ton of articles out there about certification and rarely any of them mention Dukes and the increased focus that has been placed on certifications recently.
Again, I don't deal with class actions enough to know it in all the detail someone like you might, but I've read enough about it over the past few years to like having that quiver to attack potential classes, and seems to be really glossed over.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||No, it's Inigo|
|1 year 43 weeks ago||I love the Manning||
I love the Manning suggestion. While others have comments on Hart being good on recruiting due to his personality, in my opinion Manning would likely bring the same. I had classes with him while he was playing and he was incredibly social and a really nice guy. Always talked to people and got along with all the different groups. Great guy and would love to see him here.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||Seconding the recomendations||
Seconding the recomendations of footballguys.com . Hands down the best FF website out there. They also have a weekly podcast if you're into that sort of thing. Sigmund Bloom is one of the best FF analysts out there right now and they routinely go deeper than most FF websites.
As someone else mentioned Fantasypros.com is great for weekly lineup decisions.
And of course, FootballOutsiders.com is good if you invest in the KUBIAK projections if you're a stat-head.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||The phrase that the "helmet||
The phrase that the "helmet has wings" was something that I pre-dates RichRod, but I definitely was referencing the commercial in the title, although tidied up a bit, as "our helmet's got wings" (as you pointed out) just sounds odd. I did consider changing it at one point, but I'm sticking with it.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||He's announcing at 8 PM||
He's announcing at 8 PM eastern.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||Meyer's success at Florida||
Meyer's success at Florida (recruiting and otherwise) get him every benefit of the doubt with reporters.
It's just presumed that he will recruit very well and win. Unfortunately, not much to do except point it out at this point, and hope he doesn't win.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||Well said, can't believed||
Well said, can't believed this is lost on so many people.
Yes, the Onion is parody, but it often has a point to it, not just some dumb site you go to to watch a dude get hit by a football thrown by son.
|2 years 48 weeks ago||Looking back on it, although||
Looking back on it, although career-wise it didn't have many follow ups, I'm glad I chose History as well.
Quick question - what was your favorite history class? favorite prof?
|2 years 48 weeks ago||Thanks. I was thinking||
I was thinking about recruiting pitches for future football players there. There's very little which would encourage anyone to attend the program in the next few years. Sure, maybe O'Brien wins in the next few years (I'm not of that impression), but I just can't see this program ever being the same.
Perhaps 5-10 years from now there will be some attempt, but there's still open wounds then.
|2 years 49 weeks ago||Much more explosive than||
Much more explosive than Smith.
No reason to worry about it at this point, we need to see how well he does in offseason and next year's camp.
|3 years 1 week ago||My friend worked for a hotel||
My friend worked for a hotel in Ann Arbor during college. He said most busy weekends they would be overbooked and would end up sending people elsewhere.
Essentially their phone reservations and online reservations are run separately and don't always sync up. They simply want to rent out as many rooms as possible. Most nights this works fine, but when it gets crazy busy it leads to overbooking.
They'll send you somewhere else assuming it's within their ability 99 times out of 100.
But, not even worth getting a lawyer involved. Yes, contract, etc., but ugh, it's a mess.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Well said. I was a bit||
Well said. I was a bit surprised at the backlash that he got for doing this. It was funny, and well done. He had some fun with a process that you could tell was fun for him at times, but annoying for him at other times.
He hardly came across as a diva, and even went out of the way to engage some fans in a very jovial manner on twitter.
I always thought him going to TN because of the WR coach (he coached Charles Rodgers!) was a mistake (First, you don't pick a school based on a WR coach), and I'd be incredibly happy if he wound up in Ann Arbor.
|3 years 24 weeks ago||Still being worked on. I can||
Still being worked on. I can already tell you that there are some tough decisions to make on who gets included in Michigan's roster.
|3 years 43 weeks ago||Alcohol||
|3 years 45 weeks ago||I totally agree, a lot of||
I totally agree, a lot of kids just give academics lip service. I was more trying to state that I believe it is a serious consideration for Alt while making that point.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||While I agree with you||
While I agree with you generally about some recruits saying "academics" and then making a decision that makes you scratch your head, I think it's safe to say that it is important to Tyler Alt. For one, it's not the first time he's mentioned it an interview. He's proud of the fact that he takes a challenging schedule which includes AP classes and doesn't hide it.
That being said, there is a lot that goes into "academics" and while I think Michigan excels at all of those areas, other (perhaps lesser-ranked) schools do a good job of selling their program. Academics can also be one of many factors, so saying "academics is important" doesn't necessarily imply that someone is going to go to the best school he gets in to regardelss.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||I wouldn't count on this,||
I wouldn't count on this, Richardson is probably hardest of the three defenders everyone talks about (RJS, Ross) to get.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Yeah.... that's Justin Boren.||
Yeah.... that's Justin Boren.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||It isn't him.||
It isn't him.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Gasp! Women without clothes.||
Gasp! Women without clothes. Nobody other than a thug would want that.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Wow, someone flicked off the||
Wow, someone flicked off the camera? Oh no. We shouldn't let anyone in to Michigan who does that...
And the second picture isn't even him, why even post it?
I don't get the big deal about the 4th picture either. So he's biting cash.... uhhh ok?
The worst thing I see going on is underage drinking. Not to belittle that, but.... it's not just potential football players who do this at UM or other schools. I'm sure YOU neeeeeever did that either.
|3 years 46 weeks ago||Your view on it is basically||
Your view on it is basically right. It's become a bit more muddied as teams have moved away from the traditional SE/FL roles in the WCO, but that's the basic difference. The split end lines up on the line of scrimmage on the opposite side of the TE, this gives you the required 7 men on the LOS and offers the advantage of being about 1-3 yards more forward (closer to his route) than a WR who is lined off of the line, such as the flanker. The benefit there is getting into a route faster and being able to block effectively to that side. The downfall is that the SE can be jammed quickly. The flanker lines up a few yards off and can get more easily into his routes. It is much more difficult to jam a WR who has more room to get to the LOS.
In terms of skill sets, they are somewhat eroding as being clearly distinguishable, but a SE generally speaking would be a bigger guy who was able to get off jams and also effectively block. As far as him being a deep threat, the ideal SE has a great combination of size and speed to effectively beat off any press coverage but also be able to stretch the field. The flanker on the other hand should be quicker (than pure speed) and a good route runner.
The reason behind it came from adapting playcalling to personnel (a novel concept now), but also from the mentality that a 4 yard run was a loss for the defense, but a 4 yard pass was a win for the defense. 4 yards is 4 yards no matter how you get it. The ability of the flanker to get open aids in opening up RBs and TEs becoming involved in the pasing game.
|3 years 46 weeks ago||Just a minor terminology||
Just a minor terminology note: Z is traditionally used for a flanker, not slot. "Y" would be the slot receiver, while X is the split end.
|3 years 46 weeks ago||While I understand the point||
While I understand the point you're trying to make saying that "every Catholic school in the nation" is a feeder school for ND (and to equate it to Glenville and OSU) is horribly inaccurate.
|3 years 46 weeks ago||Another name: Missouri DT||
Another name: Missouri DT Ondre Pipkins. He's originally from Michigan. He's a big guy (6'3", 325).
|3 years 46 weeks ago||It's tough to know exactly||
It's tough to know exactly right now since we don't know exactly who will win what positions. If Michigan is generating a lot of pressure with 4 or 5 man rushes it allows them to play a bit more conservative in the back 7 and the SS may be playing a lot of zones or over-the-top.
A lot of it also depends on defense is being run. In a pure Cover 2 from the 4-3 the SS is going to have 1/2 deep along with the FS, which is not playing to Kovacs strength at all. If you're in the traditional Cover 3 than Kovacs will be playing one of the under zones (generally) which is a hook zone (something he is more used to playing from the 3-3-5).
Kovacs is a good downhill tackler, but he's not great when it comes to coverage, especially playing a deep zone, and often a SS will be called upon to do some form of that. In the most basic idea of the 4-3, the coverage responsibilities will tax him.
Perhaps Michigan can scheme around this, it's not as if you can't use the SS in zone blitzes, etc., and bring him up to the line of scrimmage some - there are plays in type of defense where you can do this. But some of that depends on what Mattison feels this team is best to run.
|3 years 46 weeks ago||I would be surprised if he||
I would be surprised if he ended up anywhere other than ND.
|3 years 46 weeks ago||+1'ed for XKCD||
+1'ed for XKCD reference.
Still the best one ever is the movie lines one.
|3 years 46 weeks ago||Great list. I'll add a||
I'll add a bit to the OL list:
Definitely not extensive, but that's a good initial list to add to the names you listed above.
In terms of bigger/WCO style WRs:
Ron Thompson (ATH, DE or WR) is someone you could add to that too. Rivals had a nice article on him the other day - he's being looked at on defense by a lot of teams, but he's a big body and could potentially be a great possession WR.
|3 years 46 weeks ago||Not instate, but from early||
Not instate, but from early potential UM targets my favorite names not mentioned above/below:
And of course, because of his last name, WR Tres Barksdale.
|3 years 46 weeks ago||There hasn't been a junior||
There hasn't been a junior day scheduled yet. Probably try to coincide with a basketball game (i.e. MSU).
|3 years 46 weeks ago||Illinois has a good amount of||
Illinois has a good amount of talent this year too, should be added to the list in terms of Ohio and Michigan having good classes.
|3 years 46 weeks ago||"A lie ain't a side of a||
"A lie ain't a side of a story. It's just a lie."
|3 years 46 weeks ago||That's a pretty good||
That's a pretty good compilation of names in Michigan.
In terms of Ohio:
They have a lot of RB talent there this year, all of which won't be able to go to OSU (they already have commitments from 2 - Ball, Dunn): Will Mahone, Alden Hill, Alex Winters, and Terrel Dorsey.
On defense, Gant as you mentioned, big S prospect there is Bam Bradley from Trotwood-Madison. Tons of DL talent there as well in addition in Wormley, probably waay too many to list.
Illinois: A few others mentioned Valentine and Schutt (in addition to J. Johnson) as the big 3 DT prospects in that class. Obviously on OL Jordan Diamond as well.
Indiana has (in addition to the QBs - Kiel, Gray), OT Sid Anvoots.
Midwest is strong this year, but Michigan will have to be national in terms of getting the depth it needs.
|3 years 47 weeks ago||The NFL contracts with||
The NFL contracts with DirecTV for exclusive coverage of all NFL games, and that is why they are solely available on DirecTV (with the obvious exception of the NFL-managed "Red Zone" channel, which was recently created). DirecTV pays a hefty sum for that privilege.
Before you go and start suggesting that the government "do something about the effing monopoly DirecTV has on NFL Sunday Ticket" you might want to read up on the Sports Broadcasting Act of 1961:
The antitrust laws, as defined in section 1 of the Act of October 15, 1914, as amended (38 Stat. 730) [15 U.S.C. 12], or in the Federal Trade Commission Act, as amended (38 Stat. 717) [15 U.S.C. 41 et seq.], shall not apply to any joint agreement by or among persons engaging in or conducting the organized professional team sports of football, baseball, basketball, or hockey, by which any league of clubs participating in professional football, baseball, basketball, or hockey contests sells or otherwise transfers all or any part of the rights of such league’s member clubs in the sponsored telecasting of the games of football, baseball, basketball, or hockey, as the case may be, engaged in or conducted by such clubs.
|3 years 47 weeks ago||+1, very well said. One||
+1, very well said.
One thing I will say whas that the "bad with the media" thing was really compounded by the way he carries himself and a lot of the media being "after" him. I think he just has a different way of interacting with the media and a lot of people didn't understand that. Instead of using "coach speak" he'd say something that we all were thinking. The problem is the media would jump all over it.
All in all, it's really frustarting RichRod never got this treatment, but it's over.
|3 years 47 weeks ago||I'll second this. If you read||
I'll second this. If you read interviews with him he always talks about how he is working hard at making sure his footwork is better.
It's not a huge deal -since in the throwing motion his weight is being transferred to his front (left) foot it shouldn't effect his throwing that much. Ideally you'd want it to toe-down drag on that back foot for ideal balance.
|3 years 47 weeks ago||Good to see Michigan going||
Good to see Michigan going after elite prospects earlier than with the previous staff. I wouldn't get your hopes up about Pike at this point though, he's considered the favorite to end up the #1 QB in the 2012 class and this will probably be a long recruiting process.
|3 years 48 weeks ago||There will be a time to||
There will be a time to adapt, no doubt. The more they practice something the better they should be at it.
Part of what made the adaptation so difficult for Robinson as a freshman probably was limited time with the playbook and the complexity of reads he was being asked to make. Going from HS to college as a QB you're asked to make more reads than you've made previously. When you factor in the importance of these reads on this offense (the zone read, bubble screens, QB Iso Play action, etc) then it could definitely be overwhelming for a true freshman.
Normally a QB will have a year or two in the system to learn the playbook and then will be asked to play, that wasn't the case.
Now, the more a player has played he might start to make reads and understand things better than he did as a freshman, so while there still will be a learning curve with a new offense (there always will be, even on the pro level), a junior Denard is probably much better equipped to handle that transition than a freshman Denard.
|3 years 48 weeks ago||Yeah, so let's just recruit||
Yeah, so let's just recruit ALL defense. Sound logic.
|3 years 48 weeks ago||Calling the spread and the||
Calling the spread and the spread option a "gimmick offense" is the reason I lashed out. Maybe it was a bit drastic, but it's ridiculous in my mind to call that offense "a gimmick."
A few comments:
I'm trying to understand the point: The version of the spread option that Rodriguez runs is a "gimmick" but the version that Oregon runs, or the variations on it that Aurbun runs (or Florida for that matter when Meyer and Mullen were tehre) are not gimmicks? Instead of asking you to leave, I'd gladly love to understand how Rodriguez' version is a "gimmick" but these other forms aren't.
|3 years 48 weeks ago||Oh I agree it's all about||
Oh I agree it's all about perception. That is something that hurt Rodriguez, no doubt in my mind.
The problem, of course, was that his perception wasn't based in reality, so the question is why is that the case and what can you do about it?
And I don't think that "whether Herrington is wrong or right is irrelevant." There should be an effort to correct and enlighten people who have a faulty perception.
|3 years 48 weeks ago||You're right, he did also say||
You're right, he did also say Florida. I was commenting on the California part of it...
And for the record, no there weren't more than 4 Florida players landed each year Rodriguez was here:
|3 years 48 weeks ago||Yeah, I hated watching those||
Yeah, I hated watching those two "gimmick offenses" in the national championship game.
And I hate how Oregon is never good because they need a once-in-a-decade QB to run their "gimmick offense." Especially when their starting QB is kicked out of school and their backup has to take over to start the season. No way they ever go anywhere with that type of "gimmick offense."
Oh, and Pat White and Denard played in the same decade.
Get a clue or get out.
|3 years 48 weeks ago||Actually he ran a pretty good||
Actually he ran a pretty good time at the US Army All American Combine, I highly doubt coaches are going just on "how fast he reports he is"
|3 years 48 weeks ago||Good input. For what it's||
For what it's worth he ran a 4.66 at the US Army Combine this year. Now, before people freak out, consider that that this is considered a notoriously slow surface. He was the 5th fastest time there (!!!) and Damiere Byrd, widely considered one of the fastest recruits in the 2010 class, ran a 4.55 there. (For other examples, he outran Glenville speedster Shane Wynn (4.68)).
"Dude's a burner" is a very good way of putting it.
|3 years 48 weeks ago||Seconded. "MSUcks" is just as||
Seconded. "MSUcks" is just as dumb as "scUM"
|3 years 48 weeks ago||The hilarity of him saying||
The hilarity of him saying California is how wrong it is.
Commits from California:
Mixed 2008: 0
Facts > John Herrington
|3 years 48 weeks ago||This was the perceptio||
This was the perceptio problem with Rodriguez. People thought that he didn't try to recruit instate or the Midwest so they just look at other states and assum he went after them. Yes, Florida, we all know that. But California? He had ONE COMMIT from California ever in his tenure - Tate Forcier.
Rodriguez took a little bit to get instate recruiting down, but his 2011 class was actually very similar to a Carr instate class before Rodriguez was fired.
It's all about perception.
Shameless self-promotion, but anyone interested more on the topic, I wrote about it here.
|3 years 48 weeks ago||Haven't seen Robinson for a||
Haven't seen Robinson for a while, but he was adding some (good I believe) weight, and even when he was recruited there was a lot of talking of him playing LB. That might change with Hoke, but I still think he might grow into a LB spot more than a S spot.
Floyd doesn't have elite top-end speed and could possibly be moved there. Christian's "hip fluidity" (overused term) has proven a little problem in coverage, but he's young. Either one of those guys I could see moving from CB to S.
|3 years 48 weeks ago||I always thought MSU was a||
I always thought MSU was a bit of a weird choice for him anyways considering the depth chart. Didn't really know about the back issues, I suppose he could get a look from some MAC programs?
|3 years 48 weeks ago||Its greek, so no, it's not an||
Its greek, so no, it's not an abbreviation.
Here's Wikipedia on meta.
|3 years 48 weeks ago||Probably a fair assessment...||
Probably a fair assessment... but I think MSU fans were a bit more giddy than you're describing. Back to back years of Maxwell and Boisture had a few of my MSU friends going nuts.
And let's be honest "didn't fare so well" is a very nice way of putting his Elite 11 performance.
|3 years 48 weeks ago||Not the clearest (I'm||
Not the clearest (I'm guessing you're referring to HS?)... but I agree, was never a big fan.
|3 years 48 weeks ago||My favorite part was when you||
My favorite part was when you said that something would probably be a bad idea and then said that you really had no clue what ou were talking about...
|3 years 48 weeks ago||Don't know why you would be||
Don't know why you would be worried, the guy has a reputation as being one of the best recruiters in the county.
|3 years 48 weeks ago||How about the Byzantine||
How about the Byzantine Captivity? Kinda fits...
|3 years 49 weeks ago||He was a LB/S recruit (most||
He was a LB/S recruit (most had him at LB due to size) in the 2007 recruiting class. He wasn't very highly ranked 2/3* depending on the site. He was considered a "late bloomer" in a lot of respects and other schools (VT, Clemson) were recruiting him, though I don't think they ever offered.
He went to the same high school as Brandon Minor ('06). He was a bit lower on the depth chart and when he transferred he had nice things to say about RichRod (though I think later he wasn't as kind). He transferred to Hampton College.
|3 years 49 weeks ago||So it's not Justice||
So it's not Justice recruitniks who get excited huh?
|3 years 49 weeks ago||That's all well and good, but||
That's all well and good, but he did a good job at UF and a good job in Baltimore (despite what some Ravens fans might want you to believe).
He also is a very good recruiter and being the former DC of the Ravens brings instant credibility.
If Jim Hermann where the hire I probably would have cried.
|3 years 49 weeks ago||Yes. If you want to glance||
If you want to glance at team stats for his 2009 and 2010 Ravens' teams:
|3 years 49 weeks ago||Actually, at the Army All||
Actually, at the Army All American Bowl he said that he was going to start out at WR at Auburn, then if not go to LB.
If I remember correctly, Michigan was primarily looking at him at LB, but would also look at him at WR. He likes WR more, but in my opinion he's a much better LB prospect.
|3 years 49 weeks ago||Take a look at their class -||
Take a look at their class - they already have 2 WRs and 3 LBs in that class.
Granted Frost is good and I'd think you make room for a special talent like that, but you do have to consider the positional balance (as well learned).
|3 years 49 weeks ago||The hilarious thing is that||
The hilarious thing is that about half the comments on the DetNews.com article are actually people saying things like that: "he never was a Michigan Man! He was so quick to give it away!" and "he couldn't wait to get rid of those clothes!"
So ashamed to be associated with people like that.
Hope the best for RichRod, except against UM. :)
|3 years 49 weeks ago||As a QB you love having||
As a QB you love having linemen who will come to your defense, so Turley had that going for him.
But there's also a point at which you reach the "okay dude, the ref tackling you should be a good indication that your attempt to rip of the guy's helmet was a bit overboard and maybe you should just - oh, you got out and with the helmet nice! Okay now throw... - oh, I see why you play line" point too.
Dude was good for a few years, but he's nuts.
|3 years 49 weeks ago||He is allowed to call and||
He is allowed to call and write to recruits.
|3 years 49 weeks ago||Not a huge nitpick, but I||
Not a huge nitpick, but I wouldn't consider Kenny Irons a "high draft pick" - he was taken in the middle of the 2nd round in a very weak RB class.
Probably a different definition of what a high draft pick is...
|3 years 49 weeks ago||That's just... wow.||
That's just... wow.
|3 years 49 weeks ago||Cardale Jones is the most||
Cardale Jones is the most obvious name. Jones is athletic, but definitely is considered more of a "pro-style" QB than a dual-threat QB (even if he is solid with his feet).
He wants an OSU offer, and it;d be tough to compete if he got one (he's a Glenville kid and teammate OL Aundrey Walker is likely headed there), and he suggested recently he might get one. It was originally thought OSU wouldn't have room to offer him.
|3 years 49 weeks ago||From what I've heard he was||
From what I've heard he was smiling yesterday at the team meeting and threw the ball around a little bit.
|3 years 50 weeks ago||There's lots of speculation||
There's lots of speculation that Michigan hadn't offered Miles yet (before last night), so it easily could have been by Miles' agent trying to get Michigan to offer.
|3 years 50 weeks ago||Les :)||
|3 years 50 weeks ago||Delicious. Speaking bad about||
Delicious. Speaking bad about Old Bay is blasphemy to my friend from Bethesda.
|3 years 50 weeks ago||WHY WOULD HE LEAVE? All||
WHY WOULD HE LEAVE?
All caps intentional.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||If Harbaugh goes to the NFL||
If Harbaugh goes to the NFL it's a nice "save-face" story. "We wanted Hoke all along!"
That being said, I don't really believe anything at this point.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||Pssssh, you an your "facts."||
Pssssh, you an your "facts."
|3 years 51 weeks ago||Stop calling Ball State a||
Stop calling Ball State a "bottom dweller;" People are throwing his around before looking at the facts.
In the three years PRIOR to hiring Hoke Ball State went: 5-6, 6-6, and 6-6. It's by no means amazing, but it's not "bottom dweller" either.
Hoke took over in 2003 and promptly went 4-8. Then 2-9, then 4-7, then 5-7. It took him until 2007 to turn in a season (7-6) that was better than any of Ball State's previous three seasons.
No doubt, Ball State had 2 bad seasons in the late 90's, but prior to that they wee a .500-or-better team.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||Not happening. Dude is more||
Not happening. Dude is more in love with the SEC than the MSM.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||You'll note he called it||
You'll note he called it "standard" and above wrote that this was still less than UM's normal incoming freshmen.
That's an interesting breakdown from someone with experience in an another admissions program. I wrote about it a long time ago in the Dorsey situation when I interviewed a person who formerly worked in UM admissions.
Michigan will get who they need in so long as they qualify, more or less.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||Brilliant responses. Simple||
Brilliant responses. Simple yet effective. +1ed on all of em.
This place is going to be a mess for the next few days...
|4 years 1 day ago||Ironically I've heard the||
Ironically I've heard the exact opposite (in general about networking, etc) about him from one or two local coahes, and have read other's comments which echo the same.
There is no denying that Dantonio has had some success in-state, with the obvious Southeastern and Renaissance commits, but he's also relying on his Ohio contacts. He recruits Ohio and specifically the Cincinatti area pretty hard. That area is Buckeye first, but MSU is quickly becoming a #2 destination.
|4 years 1 day ago||From the little I understand||
From the little I understand of the politics/egos that is being generous.
|4 years 1 day ago||Ridh is a very unique first||
Ridh is a very unique first name.
|4 years 1 week ago||The notes that I read always||
The notes that I read always contained the scout-team to replicate Relf thing.
The pay services do have some good stuff and some good info, but I think people tend to get too wrapped up in all of it.
|4 years 1 week ago||My one serious experience||
My one serious experience with USC-fan confirmed it for me. Watched the Rose Bowl (01/01/04) in Whistler, British Columbia. Obviously being so close to Cali we knew we were going to be outnumbered, but it was bad. The bar was filled with a large contigent of USC fans who severely lacked class. Severely.
|4 years 1 week ago||Whoa, Roger Goodell pooped in||
Whoa, Roger Goodell pooped in someone's cereal.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||If I remember correctly you||
If I remember correctly you won't hear for a few months at least on whether or DG is granted a medical redshirt. Everything is on track for one, I believe.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Great atmosphere, didn't||
Great atmosphere, didn't think views were that bad at all (Sec 10, Row 54). All in all it was a great time and it was nice to send the Sparties home pouting.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||+1 for Wee-Bey||
+1 for Wee-Bey
|4 years 3 weeks ago||Nealy was likely going to be||
Nealy was likely going to be offered at slot, but that doesn't mean he or Hayes couldn't fill a RB spot.
I like him.
|4 years 3 weeks ago||Further evidence for the need||
Further evidence for the need to raise point total to post Diaries.
Any time you have to post a multi-paragraph disclaimer like that it should be obvious what you're going to do. Much like when people say "no offense but," and then follow with something offensive, it doesn't change things.
And while I'm at it, this completely failed. Examining stats only tells a very small portion of the story. Where is the analysis of recruiting classes? Where is the analysis of year in college of starters on the team? Where is the analysis of potential impacts of youth on either side of the ball? (I could go on...)
Not to go all Godwin's law, but it's as if you threw down a picture of Hitler and a random guy with a mustache and said "Look, I don't mean anything bad by this, and I just happened to choose this comparison since it's someone everyone knows, but this guy is like Hitler becuase they both have mustaches."
|4 years 3 weeks ago||I almost gaurantee you that||
I almost gaurantee you that you've signed a document with a "catch all."
Unless you don't own a cell phone, don't have a lease/mortgage and have never clicked through a EULA when installing software. (Just to name a few).
|4 years 5 weeks ago||Agree with this and the||
Agree with this and the above. I think there's an argument that Michigan's offensive fireworks and the potential for a shootout in the game might be an attraction to some.
Obviously not the only thing to take into account (and I think Iowa would be taken over UM), but there is a bit more appeal of UM's offense than Iowa's.
|4 years 6 weeks ago||I really like his potential,||
I really like his potential, but there definitely as some issues.
I would be curious to see what Dileo could do as well. Though I don't think Gallon should be written off altogether.
|4 years 6 weeks ago||I didn't. At all. Hollowell||
I didn't. At all. Hollowell has been good this year.
|4 years 6 weeks ago||They "give their input" which||
They "give their input" which the guys who do their rankings can take into account or chose to ignore.
|4 years 6 weeks ago||He's posting TwitVids. It's||
He's posting TwitVids. It's not as if he's going overboard. Frankly, I find it quite funny and enjoyable.
|4 years 6 weeks ago||FWIW, the body does not say||
FWIW, the body does not say that at all.
|4 years 6 weeks ago||@DArnett13: "Sorry fans Im||
@DArnett13: "Sorry fans Im sorry I had a change of Heart); sorry SC FANS!
|4 years 6 weeks ago||Honestly that title does not||
Honestly that title does not sum up the report at all. There's nothing in there that says he's leaning towards Ann Arbor.
There is a ton of information floating around right now. I've heard decently credible people say Tenn, MSU, USC, and yes, even Michigan. Cal doesn't seem to be getting a lot of love, but who knows. Arnett's keep a lot of people in the dark, and unless it somehow leaks out after the phone calls today, I'm willing to bet it will be a surprise tomorrow for a lot of people.
|4 years 7 weeks ago||He had said before the visit||
He had said before the visit that he was likely going to be making his decision around this time.
|4 years 7 weeks ago||This is exactly what I refer||
This is exactly what I refer to it as.