it's a major award
|4 days 15 hours 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.
|6 days 13 hours 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...
|1 week 16 hours 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.
|1 week 16 hours 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.
|1 week 1 day 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...
|1 week 1 day 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.
|1 week 1 day 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.
|1 week 1 day 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.
|1 week 2 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!
|1 week 2 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.
|1 week 3 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.
|1 week 4 days ago||Congratulations straw man,||
Congratulations straw man, you've won your argument with... Nobody!
|2 weeks 1 hour 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).
|3 weeks 4 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.
|4 weeks 15 hours 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
|4 weeks 1 day 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...
|4 weeks 1 day ago||This might||
This might help:
|12 weeks 5 days 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.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||Uhhhhhh, what?||
|24 weeks 1 day 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.
|24 weeks 2 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.
|24 weeks 2 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.
|26 weeks 1 hour 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.
|26 weeks 1 hour 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.
|26 weeks 2 hours 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."
|26 weeks 2 hours 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.
|26 weeks 15 hours 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
|26 weeks 3 days ago||This is a very common||
This is a very common response to a union organizing campaign, and generally speaking, is legal.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||It is not. Speaking from||
It is not. Speaking from experience... This is a pretty typical, and legal, response by an employer.
|33 weeks 14 hours ago||Game theory||
For anyone interested: http://mentalfloss.com/article/54823/6-elements-arthur-chus-jeopardy-str...
|34 weeks 1 day 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...
|35 weeks 6 days 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.
|35 weeks 6 days 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.
|37 weeks 4 days ago||Not sure this will make me||
Not sure this will make me happy,,,
|39 weeks 12 hours 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.
|39 weeks 13 hours ago||State labor laws cover public||
State labor laws cover public employees.
|40 weeks 6 days 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?
|42 weeks 3 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.
|45 weeks 6 days 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.
|50 weeks 4 days ago||Go watch the play. There was||
Go watch the play. There was nowhere to "tuck it and run forward" without reversing field.
|50 weeks 4 days 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 2 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 2 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 2 weeks ago||Morris RS was burned in||
Morris RS was burned in Central game.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||I asked myself the same||
I asked myself the same question... I think it's probably not a good sign.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Bacari Alexander||
Bacari Alexander (@bacari34)
|1 year 6 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 11 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 18 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 23 weeks ago||No, it's Inigo|
|1 year 34 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 9 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 36 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 38 weeks ago||He's announcing at 8 PM||
He's announcing at 8 PM eastern.
|2 years 39 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 39 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 39 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 39 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 40 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.
|2 years 45 weeks 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.
|2 years 47 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 15 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 35 weeks ago||Alcohol||
|3 years 36 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 36 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 37 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 37 weeks ago||Yeah.... that's Justin Boren.||
Yeah.... that's Justin Boren.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||It isn't him.||
It isn't him.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||Gasp! Women without clothes.||
Gasp! Women without clothes. Nobody other than a thug would want that.
|3 years 37 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 37 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 37 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 37 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 37 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 38 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 38 weeks ago||I would be surprised if he||
I would be surprised if he ended up anywhere other than ND.
|3 years 38 weeks ago||+1'ed for XKCD||
+1'ed for XKCD reference.
Still the best one ever is the movie lines one.
|3 years 38 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 38 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 38 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 38 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 38 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 38 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 38 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 39 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 39 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 39 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 39 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 40 weeks ago||Yeah, so let's just recruit||
Yeah, so let's just recruit ALL defense. Sound logic.
|3 years 40 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 40 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 40 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 40 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 40 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 40 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 40 weeks ago||Seconded. "MSUcks" is just as||
Seconded. "MSUcks" is just as dumb as "scUM"
|3 years 40 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 40 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 40 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 40 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 40 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 40 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 40 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 40 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 40 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 40 weeks ago||How about the Byzantine||
How about the Byzantine Captivity? Kinda fits...
|3 years 40 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 40 weeks ago||So it's not Justice||
So it's not Justice recruitniks who get excited huh?
|3 years 40 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 40 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 41 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 41 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 41 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 41 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 41 weeks ago||He is allowed to call and||
He is allowed to call and write to recruits.
|3 years 41 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 41 weeks ago||That's just... wow.||
That's just... wow.
|3 years 41 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 41 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 41 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 41 weeks ago||Les :)||
|3 years 42 weeks ago||Delicious. Speaking bad about||
Delicious. Speaking bad about Old Bay is blasphemy to my friend from Bethesda.
|3 years 42 weeks ago||WHY WOULD HE LEAVE? All||
WHY WOULD HE LEAVE?
All caps intentional.
|3 years 42 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 42 weeks ago||Pssssh, you an your "facts."||
Pssssh, you an your "facts."
|3 years 42 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 43 weeks ago||Not happening. Dude is more||
Not happening. Dude is more in love with the SEC than the MSM.
|3 years 43 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 43 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...
|3 years 44 weeks 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.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||From the little I understand||
From the little I understand of the politics/egos that is being generous.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||Ridh is a very unique first||
Ridh is a very unique first name.
|3 years 45 weeks 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.
|3 years 45 weeks 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.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Whoa, Roger Goodell pooped in||
Whoa, Roger Goodell pooped in someone's cereal.
|3 years 46 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.
|3 years 46 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.
|3 years 46 weeks ago||+1 for Wee-Bey||
+1 for Wee-Bey
|3 years 47 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.
|3 years 47 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."
|3 years 47 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).
|3 years 49 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.
|3 years 50 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.
|3 years 50 weeks ago||I didn't. At all. Hollowell||
I didn't. At all. Hollowell has been good this year.
|3 years 50 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.
|3 years 50 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.
|3 years 50 weeks ago||FWIW, the body does not say||
FWIW, the body does not say that at all.
|3 years 50 weeks ago||@DArnett13: "Sorry fans Im||
@DArnett13: "Sorry fans Im sorry I had a change of Heart); sorry SC FANS!
|3 years 50 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.
|3 years 50 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.
|3 years 50 weeks ago||This is exactly what I refer||
This is exactly what I refer to it as.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||Actually, Banzia Blitz rushes||
Actually, in NCAA '11 Banzai Blitz rushes 8. That was only a 6-man blitz. :)
|3 years 51 weeks ago||I will do whatever it takes||
I will do whatever it takes in my power to feel nauseous the next few weeks.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||Funny thing is I felt||
Funny thing is I felt confident before the PSU game. I have a bit of a nauseous feel instead today.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||Cute as in the "I will haunt||
Cute as in the "I will haunt your dreams" kind of way?
|3 years 51 weeks ago||Here's the problem with just||
Here's the problem with just looking at national rankings: you don't get the entire picture.
If you want to assert that Carr didn't have recruiting issues in the later part you can't simply do that by looking at national rankings.
Take a look at the classes:
2005 and 2006 are notable because the QBs who came in are Jason Forcier and David Cone. You need to get a contributing QB in one of these classes.
Of course, 2005 and 2006 are notable for their lack of LB recruitment/retention.
2005 and 2006 are also notable for a significant number of departures.
2007 has been gone over a lot, but, there's a few things you notice:
I tried to do this quickly, so I'm sure I missed some. Carr can't be blamed for guys like Zirbel, Bass, etc. suffering injuries, but you do have to recruit to set yourself up in case something like that does happen. You need a backup plan.
Again, I don't think Carr was awful in recruiting, but I think there were serious holes in his last few years recruiting (I don't think I'm the only one).
And yes, it's no appropriate here, but there have been MAJOR gaffes in RichRod's recruiting as well. Just wasn't really the topic of discussion.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||Yes, there are exceptions to||
Yes, there are exceptions to everything. Especially on teams that have been underperforming or have a good amount of talent that wasn't being coached properly...
|3 years 51 weeks ago||Because there||
Because there were?
Recruiting had declined Rodriguez was not the only one with player retention issues. There were issues recruiting the defensive side of the ball.
I'm a bit blown away by people looking back on the later Carr years like they were this amazing time. People were calling for his head after 2005. Take a look at the start of 2007 and you could see MIchigan was having issues. Defensive issues even, which would become more apparent in the future years.
You can choose to believe Mallet was going to stay at Michigan and that RichRod "ran him off" you want. I don't believe that's the case from everything I've been told.
Frankly, Carr was a solid coach but not without his flaws. I think its a bit of revisionist history to think that there weren't issues in the later Carr years, especially in recruiting.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||Well said. The funny thing||
The funny thing is I actually like Harbaugh. If at some point he's the UM Football Coach he will get my full support (even if I was not pleased about things he said previously and think that there are some issues with him coming in as a knight in shining armor to "fix" them... but that's off topic). And I think he'd succeeed here.
But here's my problem: Michigan's offense is good, not great. It is young and has the potential to be great. Michigan's defense is atrocious, not bad.
A head coaching change is going to take the offense from good to average the next few years and maybe the defense from atrocious to bad or below average. And honestly, I think that's being generous with the defense.
This is not something that is going to get fixed overnight (I don't think a new defensive coordinator is going to magically solve the issue next year either), it will take a few years. But next year with a more experience QB (and offense) and some defensive improvement (and experience) you can go from losing a few games to winning a few more games.
Bring in a new HC now and you don't have that. You have an offense that is not nearly as close to covering for the defense.
The issue is the defense. And it will be.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||Nothing can be said with 100%||
Nothing can be said with 100% certainty, but I don't think it's a stretch at all to say that Mallet was likely gone whoever was coming in. Maybe Harbaugh comes in and talks him out of it. Who knows, that'a a giant hypothetical. But i have been told by a few people either on the team at the time and on the staff/assistants that Mallet didn't fit in here. Most of them didn't use as kind of words.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||So let me get this||
So let me get this straight:
The transition will be difficult. Any Harbaugh supporter who doesn't acknowledge this is naive.
But the transition will be easier because Spread=>Pro Style, Habraugh "can bridge the differences" (?), we've had a transition before.
Yeah.... about our defense....
|3 years 51 weeks ago||Harbaugh has done a good job||
Harbaugh has done a good job at Stanford.
I'm not so sure excluding those stats destroy the OP's credibility. I viewed the initial post as saying something along the lines of "if you think Harbaugh is going to come in here and suddenly we're going to be 9-3 or 10-2 think again".
I believe that if Harbaugh were here 3-4 years from now Michigan will be competing for Big 10 titles again. Then again, I believe with a defensive overhaul and a few more years the same can be said about RichRod. So... I think the point was that 2011 might not be any prettier than 2009 or 2010 if Harbaugh were to be HC.
Because... coaching transitions take time.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||First of all, I did not make||
First of all, I did not make up a fantasy argument and then argue against it. I said if you expect Harbaugh to come in here and everything to suddenly change you are naive. If you don't think that, then fine. Before you put words in my mouth please re-read what I wrote.
That being said, would be curious about your logic on this one:
Why? What are you relying on to say that the transition will be easier? What are you relying on to say that the product will be "vastly better"?
|3 years 51 weeks ago||I think the point is that||
I think the point is that expecting Harbaugh to come in here and sprinkle his magic Harbaugh pixie dust and for all the issues which have plagued MIchigan for the past few seasons (including Lloyd's last few) to simply go away is extremely naive.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||Actually, this is a bit out||
Actually, this is a bit out of place in this thread, but I have a great story from a recruit's parent (players who is currently on the team) about their meeting with Tressel. Basically they said he was really awkward during the meal and part way through asked them "if he was wasting time." When the recruit told Tressel he was going to Michigan, Tressel left mid-dinner. They said it was a really weird experience.
Then again, I've heard good things about him from others, but this was a particularly funny story. They said he showed up in his sweater vest by the way.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||"COME TO MY BEDROOM!"||
"COME TO MY BEDROOM!"
|3 years 51 weeks ago||In terms of easiest for a||
In terms of easiest for a freshman to run, man coverage is probably the universal answer.
Problem is, as others have mentioned that is not a particularly effective defense against Illinois' offeensive scheme.
I'd suspect they don't change anything. Why would they now....?
|3 years 51 weeks ago||Depends on the severity of||
Depends on the severity of the ligament damamge. Sometimes surgery and natural healing will about the same time frame. In that case, doctors will normally recommend against surgery.
However, if there is more serious damage than that they will normally recommend surgery. If its somethign severe enough you might not have a choice but to have surgery.
I say this only from personal experience with ligament and miniscus damage to both my knees and ligament damage to my ankle. So it might be differently if you are an athlete on a college team.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||Right, but the key is "if"||
Right, but the key is "if" they are going to pay him for the 2 years. Under the OP's logic you could get rid of him before ever paying him for the 2 years by finding that he violated the "major sanctions" part of the contract. He wouldn't see a cent of that money.
Under the OP's logica the contract would essentially be voidable at any time by Michigan without any penalty to Michigan if they got rid of him before next season.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||I'll tack on that if there||
I'll tack on that if there are already major violations and they would fall under the contract "extension" (as the OP implies) then there is no consideration. It's as if Michigan said "we'll give you an extra 2 years, unless we don't want to." That is not a contract, it's a gratuitous promise. Obviously there is more that goes into a contract than just that, but it goes to the issue of you can't simply ignore those pending NCAA issues.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||I'll echo what almost||
I'll echo what almost everyone says on here:
This isn't that uncommon. At all.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||Great, when they are teaching||
Great, when they are teaching about the Schlieffen Plan and not the Cover 3, let me know.
|3 years 52 weeks ago||Actually those statistics||
Actually those statistics were cherry picked.
The offense is not the issue. It's still young and yet pretty productive. I don't understand why people try to make this about the offense.
You have to either want RichRod gone or be completely naive to think that the offense is the issue.
Frankly from the "someone closer to the program" comment I'm pretty sure I know where you fit in.
|3 years 52 weeks ago||I hate that quote too. You||
I hate that quote too.
You know what, I looked it up. It's not the definition.
At the same time, I understand the poster's point. This defensive coaching staff does not make adjustments at all.
|4 years 13 hours ago||This is a very simple take,||
This is a very simple take, but it's dead on.
Michigan lost to what was, in effect, a offensive playbook which was less complicated than a Tecmo Super Bowl Play book.
It was pathetic.
|4 years 2 days ago||Yes definitely. Never feel||
Yes definitely. Never feel like he gets mentioned or the respect he deserves. Have had this conversation with my friends on a few ocassions.
Also, his stint with the Lions in my opinion is only more evidence. He got that team to win. It was just unreal the difference when he was coaching and when he wasn't. Couldn't believe they didn't keep him on.
|4 years 1 week ago||Ahhhh, freshman corner in and||
Ahhhh, freshman corner in and underneath zone v. 2 verts and a drag. Good offensive play call. This will take time, sadly, it's not as simple as "stay in your zone" - a 2 vert assignment is tricky.
|4 years 1 week ago||Wouldn't mind seeing one||
Wouldn't mind seeing one everyone once in a while, but not a giant fant.
UCLA ran a great trick play a while back called "Disneyland" - Can't seem to find it anywhere. The QB would walk up like he was going to put his hands under center then would "see something in the defense" and audible. So he'd walk up and down the line "calling the audible" to his line. One of the things he says actually is the call to snap the ball to the RB. The RB then throws the ball to the WR streaking down the sidelines. The idea is that the defense is relaxed because the QB isn't under center and don't think the ball is going to be snapped. Obviously you need a RB (or someone where the RB would be) who could heave the ball.
Might not work great since we don't line up under center a ton, but was a good take on a trick play.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||He appears it almost every||
He appears it almost every newspaper article I've read about Wormley, which is a good sign. I'm sure he'll get some attention if he keeps doing what he's doing, regardless of his size. His coach seems to really like him and makes sure they get him the ball.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||It's more believeable if the||
It's more believeable if the person is either a vet or a teacher.
Otherwise, they are probably BSing.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Not really the appropriate||
Not really the appropriate place to delve into it, and points are doing their job so I'll keep my opinion on this as short as I can:
I think that's a total cop out. It's a deragatory term for a gay person. The fact that people have co-opted it to use it as a term which means "bad" just shows how horribly ingrained (and wrong) it is. He called the guy that word in an attempt to potray him in a negative light. Plug in the N-Word and it has the same effect. And I hardly think if he used that word instead anyone would call it "immature." The only difference is( for some reason which is still lost on me) the use of "fag" is way more socially acceptable today.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Thirty seconds. We went like||
Thirty seconds. We went like this, he went like that. I said to Hollywood, "Where'd he go?" Hollywood says, "Where'd WHOOO go?"
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Actually just had a piece||
Actually just had a piece about this a week or 2 ago.
Shameless self-promotion link looking a the MLB spot, though it says similar to what people are saying here (with some recruiting in it as well).
Have a piece coming out on WLB (which is a similar position to the MLB in this defense, though not necessarily interchangeable) shortly..
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Bell has bulked up quite a||
Bell has bulked up quite a bit, he's in the 240s now.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||I really like Reali too. Wish||
I really like Reali too. Wish he wasn't on that show.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Wow. Wish I could neg more||
Wow. Wish I could neg more for bigotry.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||No.||
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Would say you need to be||
Would say you need to be higher than that, in my opinion. Probably 170+.
|4 years 3 weeks ago||Could not disagree||
Could not disagree more.
This team wants to win, they were fired up. I actually thought the defense played pretty well for a decent portion of the game. A few big plays (and poor LB play) hurt this team no doubt.
But I don't think that rests on RichRod. This team is going to fight, but look at your depth, look at the performance of your starters before you start saying that they just "took it."
This defense is not that good. Go back and look at the defense RichRod and Casteel ran at WVU - it was an aggressive, attacking defense. Michigan simply CANNOT run that at this point, they do not have the experience or talent. And that is the roster Michigan inherited, coupled with serious attrition issues.
In my opinion this program is undergoing a positive culture change away from the atmosphere that existed in the mid-2000s under Carr.
|4 years 3 weeks ago||Yes, glad RichRod said he||
Yes, glad RichRod said he made the wrong call.
|4 years 3 weeks ago||Finally. Someone with logic||
Finally. Someone with logic not flipping out after a loss where Michigan was completely out-executed by MSU (and where Denard clearly had a bad game).
|4 years 3 weeks ago||The first two bullet points||
The first two bullet points are pretty solid.
I completely disagree with the RichRod bullet point however. Just as an example to suggest that Bell would have got a UM offer under Lloyd is pretty far-fetched, IMO.
RichRod inherited a team that was severly lacking in talent and depth in the secondary. He probably gets some of the blame for the failture of the LBs lack of development, but to place all this on RichRod is a bit ridiculous.
This is a young team. Frankly, I think they got out-executed a lot yesterday, Denard covers up A LOT of the problems of this team, and he had a bad day. Eventually Michigan will be very good again both offensively and defensively, but I think they still need time.
Denard Robinson is a sophomore. He's young. I still think this team can win any game left on the schedule (yes, any), but Denard is going to have to play well.
One thing I will say about how State played was that (just from first glance) it seemed they tended to keep their DE from crashing towards the run, meaning Denard was handing the ball off on the read option a lot. I'll have to watch the game again to see it for sure, but that's what it seemed like in the stadium. I wish the RBs had made them pay for that, and they simply didn't. Part of the reason I'm excited for Hart.
|4 years 3 weeks ago||Ha, she's actually a really||
Ha, she's actually a really good sport about it. She knows that it's something she's going to deal with for the rest of her life..
|4 years 3 weeks ago||Do you see Leo, Ellen Page or||
Do you see Leo, Ellen Page or Joseph Gordon-Levitt?
|4 years 3 weeks ago||Both my parents, my fiancee.||
Both my parents, my fiancee.
|4 years 3 weeks ago||Plan on being extremely loud||
Plan on being extremely loud the ENTIRE TIME.
Much to my fiancee's (and probably people in my section) chagrin.
|4 years 3 weeks ago||Definitely agree with this.||
Definitely agree with this. There's very little time left and you're trying to prevent a deeper pass, no clue why you'd go with a Cover 2 which exposes you to deeper vertical routes since they are likely to be throwing those in this situation.
Bad play call.
Gordon is a bit out of position, I agree there. Avery gets dragged a bit too far, but not that bad, he's in not-horrible position. Rodgers should have played his a bit softer too, but don't think that would matter a ton.
Gordon position + play called caused this.
|4 years 3 weeks ago||Ah! 666 points. Gratuitous||
Ah! 666 points. Double post so I don't have this number tomorrow. :)
|4 years 3 weeks ago||26.5 hours guys.||
26.5 hours guys.
|4 years 3 weeks ago||Ha. Someone find Smitty D.||
Ha. Someone find Smitty D. "[Denard] will never be a QB".