further adventures in Jed York being unsuited for his position
|2 days 5 hours ago||she's good at what she does||
The women's division is extremely weak. They are already having trouble finding compelling matchups for her. The next fight will either be the 3rd matchup with someone she's beaten 2x already (Tate) or the boxer that made her (unimpressive) debut last weekend, Combs.
I watched it streaming live and it didn't freeze or skip at all. That never happens so I think the interest is already waning. At least when Silva or GSP were dominating there was enough quality in the division to make the fights interesting to watch.
|2 days 6 hours ago||Nike sweatshirt from 1997||
Nike sweatshirt from 1997 season. Wore it while attending and living next to football team at PSU. I still wear it for big games.
|6 days 6 hours ago||Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory||
It was beautiful to watch Sparty blow a 6 or 7 point lead very late in the game because they kept fouling shooters. The last 3 minutes was a clinic of what not to do to win a basketball game. For having such an alleged great coach they sure played like an undisciplined/poorly coached team.
|6 days 21 hours ago||I prefer Fox||
A BigTen day followed by PAC12 at night would be an ideal Saturday. ESPN is too busy knobbing for the SEC now. BigTen is only an afterthought for them.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I know everyone loves him||
But, what exactly did Gardner get from having brooms swatted at him by Whitfield and staff?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||MgoPoints?||
Edit....Strange, earlier I replied to a post that showed working online making enough to buy a BMW is 6 weeks. Now the post I was responding to has completely changed.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Tired||
A long BigTen season of playing with a short bench has caught up to them. Too many OT games without a W. They all look exhausted. Last year the majority of these kids where still dominating inferior HS talent and thinking about who to take to the prom.
NIT seems more of a reach every day and that's fine. More games with a short bench full of tired underclassmen probably isn't going to help.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I stand corrected||
I assumed 40min was same as /game. I still have no problem with keeping players eligible for end of game rather than winning 1st half.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||It's not his offense that is troubling||
His defense is spectacularly bad. The majority of the time down the court he still, at this point in the season, doesn't know who to guard or where to go! The other freshman are now pointing it out to him. So, everyone on the court has to guard 1-1/2 people nearly every trip down because Chatman doesn't know what to do.
If anything he reminds me of the backup PG on my sons team. The coaches want him to play the point when the starter is subbed out but it is obvious he doesn't know the plays. He's a Jr and in line to be the starter next year because of graduation. When he's on the floor with the other starters the team is disjointed and out of sync.
I asked my son what he looks like in practice. He said he's fine there because they know the sets and run them one or two at a time against a known defense.
Maybe like OP says, Chatman looks good in practice?
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Chatman is still awful||
I missed the opening tip but saw him playing early. Did he start?
I also saw his typical run back and play defense which consists of running in a circle near the foul line looking for someone to guard. Last night I believe it was Rahk who pointed where to go, but Illinois also saw the open man at the block for an easy layup.
He may have the physical tools to play at this level but I am not seeing a player that has grown at all during the season. He is a defensive liability and his offense isn't good enough to cancel out his negatives...not even close. I didn't watch much Lonergan but what I remember was enough that if I were JB I'd seriously consider putting him ahead of Chatman in the rotation.
Does anyone do UFR's anymore for basketball?
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Bad stat||
I believe they are under 5 fouls/40min because of JB. If anything, that stat proves the "autobench" is the proper call because it keeps them eligible for the end of the game.
|3 weeks 3 hours ago||Not seeing the outrage||
The last 2 Athletic Director hires at Michigan had zero experience as an Athletic Director but I don't think it would be a stretch if the were boosters. Did FREEP run a story, "Michigan Hires Booster With no Experience as New AD"
|3 weeks 3 hours ago||LL baseball =NCAA or worse.||
I work in Williamsport, coached LL, and was a league president. LL is every bit as disgusting as the NCAA. Only focusing on the LLWS for a minute...
These kids travel from all over the world to play in a tournament televised on ESPN/ABC who pay a lot of money for it. They also sell all kinds of deals to be the Official XXX of Little League baseball. Where does the money go? LL, unlike the NCAA, is not even making an effort to get the parents here! Last year the Korean team onlynhad one parent present because the rest could not afford the trip. Fortunately they were "adopted" by the local Korean community.
Where does the money go? Despite what you hear on TV the local population isn't overly enamoured with LL. When Carl Stotz started it LL really was about the kids. In the beginning it was held here in Williamsport. After a few years it was realized that there was a ton of $ to be made and and eventually LL moved across the river to "The Palace" in South Williamsport, it's present location.
Stotz quit/got booted from the organization he started because it had been taken over by those who saw $. He came back over to Williamsport and started Original Little League on the same field as the original incarnation. By then it was too late since what he had built became the money machine you are familiar with today. Original League still exists but it's just another small local league.
There is no way that LL was unaware of the address issue. When you are presenting rosters you have to provide several documents that establish residency at the given address. You also have to show on a map the location of that residence within your league boundary. This happens multiple times during the process from local league all the way to the LLWS.
I have my own theory as to why this was allowed to happen but I'll keep my speculation out of this discussion.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I loved the amoeba defense||
If I get back into coaching, which looks very likely, I'll be using that and 1-3-1 as my base defenses.
Those UNLV teams were really fun to watch.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Similar||
Shortly before I graduated I had a deep discussion with my cousin who was daily high level at Ford. He told me, "All your diploma will get you is the interview. The interview and everything after depends on you"
Also, for many employers a degree is merely a way to insure the people they hire can read, write, and proves information at a 12th grade or higher level.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Rahk is a hidden gem||
Wasn't hyped about him at all coming in but man, that kid can play. I notice him running the point more. I wonder if it's out of necessity or they are looking at that for the future? He seems quite comfortable with the ball in his hands but also willing to give it up for someone else to have a better shot.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Short and to the point||
Spot on MgrowOld. My kids couldn't be more different from one another, but they are a boy and a girl. My job as a parent is to help them to be the best they can be. If that's "Tailgate State" then so be it. Better that than to have all the potential in the world and only excel at Call of Duty.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Dee Hart II||
I am thinking of Weber as Dee Hart II. There was much weeping and gnashing of teeth when we didn't him under some very questionable circumstances. I think in the big picture that didn't turn out so bad.
Then there's Treadwell, also questionable circumstances, who turned out to be a stud (pre-injury).
I think if anything the previous staff showed that great classes don't matter if they don't get coached up.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||It's his defense that is the biggest liability||
Every player goes through stretches where they don't want to shoot. It happens to all of them but it afflicts younger players who don't have confidence even more.
What I am most troubled with is his consistently poor defense. It was glaringly obvious last night. I had to walk away from the TV late in the 1st half when bit on a terrible fake going right and his man had an easy uncontested layup right down the middle from the foul line.
It cannot be fun for other defenders to be stuck guarding 1-1/2 players the whole game. I sure hope DJ Wilson doesn't transfer and can play defense.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Wrong Coach||
BoB was hired after a complete clusterfuk of biblical proportion. Franklin was hired in 2014 after BoB completely outperformed expectations (and beat Michigan).
People also seem to forget that Meyer and staff had some kind of NCAA waiver so that OSU could essentially have 2 coaching staffs for a period of time. Fickel & Co handled bowl preparation and Meyer could focus exclusively on recruiting AFTER he was a color analyst for many games featuring schools he would play or in areas he would pluck players from.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I'd gladly trade a great class for a great coach||
I think that's what Michigan has done. Previous staff recruited well but didn't get it done. It's gonna be just fine going forward.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Is it the shoes?||
Seems like a lot of foot problems. Could it be the crappy ADIDAS equipment?
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Defense||
Defense gets young players off the bench. Offense keeps them in the game. He isn't doing either but there isn't any options at this point. Lonergan should see it as an opportunity as JB has shown a willingness to play walkons that can contribute.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||I love reminding the PSU||
I love reminding the PSU crowd they didn't even offer PA Mr Basketball/
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Future looks brighter everyday||
Rahk has picked up the offense and is looking like a potential star. Dawkins is coming along slower but looks more comfortable every game.
One the downside...Chatman still doesn't have any idea how to play defense and even by providing minutes and fouls is a liability. It seriously looked like JB was having a WTF moment with him but JB is too classy to do that publicly. Complelety opposite of the classlessness that is the Sparty coach.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Slap the floor!||
I love it because everytime Sparty slaps the floor Michigan goes on a run. When will they learn? Too bad they didn't do it in OT.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||PED testing||
Other golfers clamored for it which didn't seem to make sense until seeing before/after pics of Tiger. After that he hasn't really done much. Also seems to exhibit the symptoms of carrying an artificially high amount of muscle one his frame IMHO. Lots of joint issues.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Everyone feels awkward||
When you are in a high pressure situation like being surrounded by strangers with the rest of your life hanging in the balance little things can get blown up. These are still young kids full of insecurities and haven't learned just to be who they are. It doesn't seem any different than thinking the zit on your face is the size of a tumor but others don't really notice it.
|5 weeks 5 hours ago||Quite a few||
Henson is an easy one. I had a friend that played HS ball against Marino. Elway was a star pitcher. Russell Wilson was drafted in baseball.
A google would probably turn up a lot more. They aren't as dissimilar as you think.
|5 weeks 5 hours ago||Size too||
His perfect game profile from last fall only lists him at 6'2" 180.
|5 weeks 5 hours ago||Checked out his baseball stats||
Only threw a 81mph fastball at a camp/clinic so it seems that arm strength is a serious issue. A legit D1 qb should be upper80's low 90's.
Only played 2 games as a sophomore and didn't hit well either. Has size for 3b but can't hit and has a questionable arm.
For baseball, and by extension football, I would place him at the D2 level but honestly even a D2 pitcher should throw harder than that.
|5 weeks 22 hours ago||I don't see it as bad||
What are they supposed to do, not recruit? I think they are "Attacking the Day" as if they were recruiting the whole season just doing it in a compressed timeframe. If they would have offered in June they are going to offer in January.
They will make their best effort and after NSD go after next year's class with the same ferocity.
|5 weeks 22 hours ago||Doesn't know what he wants to do?||
I don't believe in spending $30k/yr to discover what a kid wants to do. My son is graduating in June and was all over the place with what he wants to do...Special Ed to Business to whatever. I strongly suggested he take a year to actually work fulltime, save money, and experience life then in a year he can make that decision. The money I have saved for his education will still be there.
He sent in a few applications to places and got accepted with generous scholarships as well as one school offering him the chance to play baseball (another thing he's not sure if he wants to continue after HS!). I told him that if he's at all serious about going to those schools he needs to have a conversation with the admissions people to keep that door open in the future.
Sorry OP, it didn't answer your question but I can't speak to that. I just know too many recent graduates with a boatload of debt who aren't even sure what they want to do.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||We will see next year||
People forget GR3's ability to be the Invisible Man for long stretches including over entire games.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Against Wisconsin?||
All I saw was a player frequently out of position...in basic zone...who looked lost to the point he was going to gravitate to the first player that caught his attention. There was a point I in the late stages of that game where he was completely on the wrong side not the court which resulted in the Wisconsin player having a 3 with no defender in the same zip code. 3pts
Then in OT he makes a reach foul because,again, he's so badly out of position he can't possibly recover. 2pts
That's 5 points at critical times against a team Michigan had almost zero margin of error available if they were going to pull it out.
Maybe he just looks lost because he is lost? I saw mention that he came from a small school league. Being athletic works against lower competition but big-time basketball has a lot of moving parts and I don't see him adapting at all. A redshirt may have helped but that's gone now.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||That's his job||
A guy at work kept on me until I commented today. I really don't care about NFL so I don't have a horse in this race.
I explained that a long time ago I wanted to be a team engineer on a race team. As part of that profession it is the engineer's job to know what is and is not specified in the rules and how to work within them while getting bloody close to the edge.
I can very easily believe that TB prefers to throw low pressure ball. If the spec is 12.5 to 13.5 or something like that, the job of those assistants is to make sure the balls are certified at 12.5 not 12.6 or 12.4 but EXACTLY 12.5 full well knowing that once they are in the cold the pressure will drop. It's not rocket science.
In racing, the teams that win week in and week out are the ones that are the most prepared just like in sports. If shaving 3 threads off a bolt will cut laptime someone is going to do it.
Without a doubt the Patriots are one of the most prepared teams in the NFL. I'm not a fan and even I know that. I'm sure very little is left up to chance and someone is well aware of all the rules and how to walk right up to the edge of them. How else could that team keep winning at the standard they set with Tom Brady and a bunch of wierd guys?
|5 weeks 4 days ago||I hate singling out kids for bad reasons but...||
Chatman cost that game last night. He was so out of position on an open 3 near the end of regulation he wasn't even on the same side of the floor as the shooter. In OT, silly meaningless foul put them at the line for 2 points. Margin of error was too small for things like that.
Give JB credit, he immediately pulled him off the court and made a sub.
Rock is gonna be a star!
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Good luck, kid||
With Isaac already in the fold I don't think this is as much of a hit as it would otherwise be.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||@MGoFeed||
MGoFeed on Twitter is the most useful tool I've found. Have updates sent to your phone via text. Any new thread on here is a clickable text. No need to F5 or keep checking here unless it's something you need to read.
I started using the tool during the coaching search and didn't turn it off. I'd guess4-6 texts an hour unless things are happening then more. It also made me appreciate the work the Mods do to clear the clutter since every new thread shows up on the feed but a good deal are gone before I log on.
|6 weeks 1 hour ago||Yes, he even said so at one point.||
There was a game last season when Gardner was just pitiful bad. Morris was warming up on the sidelines and looked ready to go in next series. The game was not in doubt. Next series Gardner goes in and Morris sits.
Post game presser..."Well ya know, Devin practiced hard all week and we wanted to give him the chance, as a Senior, to finish the game"
It wasn't about who gave them the better opportunity to come back or get Morris live reps.
|6 weeks 1 hour ago||Wild West all over again||
The reason schools like Alabama and Oklahoma were so strong back in the day was because there was no limit. Switzer still jokes about having 3 Heisman-quality running backs on scholarship just so Texas couldn't get any of them.
If that happens St Sabans medical center closes and they sign 50 kids every year. Same with the rest of the SEC.
|6 weeks 4 hours ago||Not just tech||
If a kid starts the math progression in 8th grade their choice would be calculus in 12th or an elective. There's no need for non-science majors to take Calculus before college. Most colleges start science majors at the pre-calculus level anyway.
|6 weeks 22 hours ago||Like a car crash I had to look||
And now I certainly wish I hadn't.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||I don,'t have problems with||
I don,'t have problems with front row or first row, whichever it's called. I have adaware and adblock and stream it to my TV via chromecast. I watch UFC mostly with that.
I recently bought 2 of the Amazon FireTV sticks and they are fantastic! ESPN looks as good on the kitchen tv as it does over satellite. There is no official B10 app yet, but you can side load any android app. The only problem is if yuou need a touchscreen to control it but a $20 wireless keyboard gets around that if you Google a how-to.
The only thing you'd still be lacking is the login info but I'm sure a friend could hook you up with that.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Look out, they're getting better!||
When I saw this team live a few weeks ago the thing that had me dumbfounded was that some of the players obviously didn't know the plays yet. Dawkins stood out the most for being out of position or confused about what to do. The coaches even told the veterans they had to help.
I didn't get to watch last night's game yet since I was at my son's game. But, this last weekend I saw visible improvement in both Dawkins and Rock. I don't know if JB has shrunk the playbook or it has just taken this long but something is happening with the young guys.
Looking back on previous seasons I think it happened right around now as well for the young guys. Caris wasn't an immediate player and had to burn his redshirt, for example. I think it's probably too late for the NCAA but the NIT is within reach. Unless we run into a situation like a few years ago except Turner* doesn't make the half court shot this time.
*Obviously it wouldn't be Turner since he's long gone.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||They've always been delusional||
I live here and have always disliked the cult of personality that was Penn State football. I begrudgingly had respect for them because they never cheated.
My uncle got his undergrad at Penn State and MS from Michigan. I remember visiting him at Michigan when I was very young and I was hooked. My parents' ugly divorce prevented me from having the $$ to attend Michigan but that is where my heart remained. My father drives a 58 corvette that was my college money and I have a degree from PSU. Strange how that worked out.
Anyway, I am willing to let the legal system run its course and hope that the individuals responsible get a truly deserved punishment. What I do find locally is that the lunatic fringe who is obsessed with JoePa is mostly the 60+ demographic. Younger fans just don't seem to care about the JoePa records and want to put it in the past. To them that era is gone.
I understand a strong PSU is good for the BigTen. I'll never be a fan but I do find myself not hating them any longer. I'm ready to go back to Michigan whipping their ass regularly. They were 2-10 when I graduated and I loved wearing my swag.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Yep||
Zero chance this doesn't devolve into politics.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Would be a great commercial||
I'd like to see the Big Ten run something congratulating both of them on making it to the biggest stage. They could run it on Sports Center until the SB. It would certainly be a boost to recruiting and a step to counter SEC bias.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Farley||
Farley in the gay Budweiser commercial set to VanHalen's Pretty Girls would have to be in my top 5. Most anything Farley but maybe it's just because that's when I watched it.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Transfer||
DJ Wilson is the one that I think may transfer. Lots of west coast offers before he committed to Michigan.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||I was impressed||
Rock, that's the coaches called him on the floor, seem to be getting a good command of the offense. I only noticed a few times that the coaches or other starters needed to direct him. More importantly, he played adequate defense and was disruptive in the 1-3-1.
When Dawkins gets a better grasp we will actually have depth again.
On a downer, Donnal is softer than a fluffy pillow. I think at this point Max contributes more with his time on the floor and 5 fouls.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Addendum: Used primarily to||
Addendum: Used primarily to deny the ball to the one player being guarded man2man.
As someone who has coached and is considering it again I would not want my kids playing for this d-bag. The chances of going pro are so slim its not worth contemplating. Teach them more than basketball and you make them men (or women).
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Next Big Thing||
Soccer has been the next big thing since I was a kid in the 70's. I saw a study that the majority of soccer ratings on TV are coming from a growing immigrant population rather than increased popularity among those born in the US.
I am seeing Lacrosse catching on here as it spreads out from New England. I think it's played on the same field as soccer so it fits multi use facilities.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Lack of inside game||
Everyone knows there is no threat inside and it doesn't require double teams or special planning to shut it down. Defensively teams can focus on the shooters now and there is no longer open 3-bombs like previous years.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Leadership||
Who is the leader on this team? I don't see one and without a leader to challenge his peers in a way that the coaches cannot the team will continue to flounder.
Novak, Burke, Stauskas, now ...? All JB's teams with the exception of the Manny teams had a leader and outperformed expectations.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||This is next year's team||
This team wan't supposed to be on the floor until next year. Excuses-excuses but it is reality. NIT or bust at this point.
For the 1st time in a few years, we are not good at basketball either. We've all clung to basketball since football has been down and now that basketball is down we have...
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Leadership||
If there was any on the team you wouldn't see this.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Pride||
This team does not want, nor does it deserve, to win. Uninspired play at best. If it gets to 20 it's time to clear the bench and force the starters to watch an ass whooping from the pine.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||I hope it does not happen||
Unfortunately as acknowledged by FOIA the NCAA had no jurisdiction in the matter and was looking to stay ahead of some very bad press. This affair will be no different than Bonds having the home run title. There will always be a well deserved asterisk if the wins are restored.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Sweeter to humiliate the National Champions||
instead of a runner up. Good for the BigTen too.
But I'll be strongly pulling for the Ducks. My wife is an Oregon fan which is a bonus. I want to see another Urbz pizza pic after the game.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||(No subject)||
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Location||
Since it is geographically in the middle of the state it's supposed to serve for anyone that doesn't want to drive to Pittsburgh or Philadelphia for an event. It's really a horrible arena. The sound for concerts is terrible and the atmosphere for sports is more like a funeral home. To give you an idea how big it is, when my son was really young I took him to see monster trucks there because little boys LOVE monster trucks.
I go there occasionally not to see PSU but whomever they are playing. We go to more basketball games at Bucknell which has an arena that is pretty much the same as the lower bowl of the BJC without the upper deck and is mostly sold out for all games. Of course, the product on the court is generally better too.
They wanted a big shiny arena and the got one. It's just not good for very much.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Thank you||
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Personal Observations||
This is the first I've seen Michigan Basketball in person in a few years. These are the things that stood out...
I think all of the struggles this season are because of the youth (duh!). They will get better as the season goes on but this is an NIT team this season. I think they should make a huge leap next year as I don't think the draft is going to clean the roster after the season.
*My son's team beat their league rivals 60-35 last night. Had to mention that since he couldn't come with us.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||If you mean the Hockey Team||
If you mean the Hockey Team then yes.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Agreed||
Rec Hall was a smaller venue but it fit the amount of fans that go to PSU basketball games. It's better to have unmet demand than excess capacity when trying to generate buzz. They did play a few games at Rec Hall recently and I wonder if they are exploring a return?
The crowd last night was probably close to 50/50 Maize&Blue/Lions. I scored my tickets over the weekend. The lady that sat next to my wife was reading a magazine. Talking to her made it clear to me that PSU basketball isn't an event so much as something to do. We were in the section that should have been full of donors. Instead the fans behind and to my left were all Michigan people. The group in front of us was just basketball fans not really committed to either team.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Yes||
Coaches even told him tonight to quit swinging the ball because the play was for him to take a shot.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Aubrey Dawkins does not know||
Aubrey Dawkins does not know the plays
|8 weeks 1 day ago||No Inside Game at All||
Is Walton the leading rebounder? No threat at all to score from the 4 or 5.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||I'm sitting between bench and halfcourt||
I love listening to JB and staff coach up the players. But, it's not X's and O's. It's technique stuff. "Rickey your hands up"
The youth of the team really shows up in person.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Just the beginning||
I've messed with this stuff for a long time as well. I bought a FireTV stick for my daughter at Christmas time and I've been amazed by the quality. I have been using a chromestick and the fire just blows it away.
Watching ESPN on it vs the HD signal via satellite is indistinguishable. The only hangup is the apps right now. I tried side loading B102Go but cannot use it because it requires a touchscreen to navigate. B10Network would be wise to fix this small issue and roll out an app that works on the FireTV stick.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||I was working on a predictive model||
When TomVH was still here I was working on a predictive model based on geography, star ranking, and coaching record. After he left I quit fine tuning it but I was up to ~80% accuracy when given the top 5 schools.
The most startling thing at the time was that 5-star players generally stay close to home and 3/4-star players moved the most. In a way I suppose it explains why schools in states with little instate talent MUST have coaching staffs good at developing talent.
I was recently thinking about picking up the project again as things have slowed down at work and I can work on the spreadsheets so it looks like I'm doing productive work.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||I like it||
I live fairly close to PSU and good Hockey tickets are harder to get than basketball tickets so I guess Hockey is doing well here as well.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||You forgot a few||
TCU looked pretty darn dominant in their bowl game and Patterson has shown he is willing to embrace change. They are in the fertile recruiting state of Texas and the marquee program in that state is down.
Oregon just seems to reload every year and if anything the are better since their DC retired last year.
USC has enough starting talent to beat anyone but no depth just because of sanctions. Sark is a wildcard right now because we don't know if he's legit or another Kiffin.
Michigan is only in the discussion because this is a Michigan board and Michigan hired a rock star coach. No doubt the team will be better but sensible people don't have a team that didn't even make a bowl in the discussion of next year's power teams.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||ESPN||
As long as that network is the mouthpiece of the SEC that conference will continue to get any and all benefit of the doubts.
|9 weeks 6 hours ago||What do you expect him to say?||
Seriously, I've never accepted a job and told my new employer, "I'm only going to be here a few years until I'm bored, looking for a new challenge, or sick of dealing with your shit" Nobody says it's temporary.
Having said that, I think JH's assistant hires are critical because if he does bolt after a few years he's shown that someone on his staff will be ready, willing, and able to keep moving forward with the foundation put down in JH's time here.
And if he does stay that would be even better as he sends asistants off to other teams to kick more ass building his legacy as a great coach.
|9 weeks 6 hours ago||Rooting for the Big Ten||
I'll hold my nose and try not to vomit but winning games is good for the Big Ten. I want to see a final of tOSU and Oregon with the Ducks running them out of the building in the 1st qtr. My wife is a Ducks fan so that would be just fine with her as well.
Even sweeter to beat Sparty and tOSU when they are full of pride.
The Harbaugh hiring and postseason success only helps the BigTen brand *Brandoned* which will get more high level recruits interested. More bowl wins means more teams ranked higher in the pre and early season polls and unless they crater finishing higher in the final rankings as well.
SEC brand is built on post season and wild over rankings to start the season. Remember South Carolina and Texas A&M rankings to start last season? I'd rather have Minnesota and Rutgers wildly over ranked and the talking heads talking about the resurgent BigTen than another year of pitiful bowl performances.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||ADIDAS and Reebok are the||
ADIDAS and Reebok are the same company
|9 weeks 1 day ago||UA will make a serious run at it||
This morning on CNBC they were discussing UA's recent deal with a tennis player (Murray). In the conversation 2 things stood out. UA has now passed Rebok and is the #2 sports apparel behind Nike, although I'm not sure what metric was used. Also, the CEO of UA is committed to passing Nike for the #1 spot.
I think Michigan could get a good deal with UA. I don't know the age of the other UA contracts but if they are older it could be they just didn't have the free cash to burn at the time.
I also agree with the earlier post about kid's preference. My son is 18 and all his peer group prefers UA. Nike is losing its cool factor with the younger crowd.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Pay Packages||
I don't think college players should get paid but it's getting harder and harder to defend that position when everyone is making a gazillion dollars but them. Even my own thought process is moving from "No Way!" to "What would be a fair and equitable way for this to happen?"
Rain is over, resume celebrating.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Just not a good team this year||
I don't believe JB's system fits 1st year players well at all. If you watch off ball *Dakitched* you will see the younger guys don't know where to go. When they do know they still have to think. You cannot think and play the tempo JB's system requires.
This year looks to be a few steps back and a trip to the NIT. We are being shown just how spoiled we were the past few seasons. I mentioned before, Kentucky lost to Robert Morris in the NIT the year after winning the title.
It's amazingly difficult to maintain a high level of play year after year while losing kids to the draft. Even more so when you are doing things the proper way like JB.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||A New Christmas Tradition||
I wanted to express my thanks to the OP for his/her recipe. As I said earlier in the thread I was having guests over and was smoking a ham. I never use a new recipe for these occasions but decided to go with "Harbaugh Homecoming Ham" because it may bring some luck to JH choosing to coach the Wolverines.
After ~12hr of cooking the 21lb ham looked like this
All my guests raved about how good it was AND Hargaugh came home. Winner on both counts.
Thanks again for the recipe!
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Brilliant||
Start screwing with Urbz already while he has his focus elsewhere. How long until he starts having chest pains again?
It can't be fun to be preparing for Saban with a 3rd string Qb while knowing there is a storm named Harbaugh brewing back home.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Fox Too||
I watched the 49ers on webstream yesterday. On a cut to commercial they showed a beautiful shot of a sunny Golden Gate Bridge and bay. The voice over was, "If you believe the rumors Harbaugh is leaving this for the cold of Ann Arbor shortly after today's game"
I bet a lot of NFL jock sniffers are going to be in shock for a few days. Then we'll here more sliming of Harbaugh.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Winning teams full of players||
Winning teams full of players that "Come to Play School" as well as football.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Or the opposite||
With a coach that demanded discipline and commitment maybe Tate and Hagerup wouldn't have had the problems that they did.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Depends||
Does Shane have PTSD like Gardner? Has Speight regressed by sitting and has he developed at all with a redshirt?
I'm not going to speculate before spring/summer/fall training and practices. I'm still terrified the Raiders could make a change of plans for Harbaugh. This is too much like recruiting season and I worry it's going to be Treadwell or Hand again.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Doeren||
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Excitement||
The last 2 coaching changes I convinced myself were good. I don't know what proper etiquette for coaching changes is but I'm extremel excited about this coaching change.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||$14 Million||
That's how much Carroll was worth to USC early in his tenure after turning that ship around. $14M/yr was increased merchandising, donations, and increased attendance. I remember the report because at the time that was the first I had seen someone try to make an honest valuation of a good coach to a floundering college program.
This is from wiki (I know but I'm not sourcing it for a paper)..."The success of USC football under Carroll led to a sharp rise in overall athletic department revenue, growing from $38.6 million in Carroll's first season at USC to more than $76 million in 2007–08." I'm not sure if they broke the $14M number directly from that.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||very tempting||
I'm already smoking a ham for Christmas and never do a new recipe the first time when I'm hosting. This may get a go for Easter or sooner.
I may try the stuffing balls this time however. Not sure how well they will go with Parmesian Crusted Chantilly Potatoes.
love this cooking section.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Post of the day||
Post of the day
|10 weeks 6 days ago||School Girls||
That alleged conversation sounds more like a conversation between HS girls than a coaching candidate and former teammate. IF JH trusts this friend enough to talk feelings than this person would not run to twitter or the media or this person isn't much of a friend.
Heck,even my son will say, "Mom we don't talk about feelings" when my wife asks how one of his friends is doing.
Do they still make Roofies? It may be time to take a Roofie or six and sleep until this is all over.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Writing a book?||
He's doing a book on the coach search(es) with this one being the final chapter.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Not for the right coach||
I don't believe a bounty is necessary on any individual team. To me that seems bush league. The right coach will understand the importance and be angry as a mf'er to lose against either tOSU or Sparty.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||No!||
We're undefeated in the offseason!
|11 weeks 3 hours ago||Neither||
He will just be another former player.
If there is any anger it should be directed at the athletic department which had been a clusterfuk since the mid 2000's. Without repeated ineptitude and mismanagement Michigan football would not have been reduced to the point of needing a savior.
Hackett is the one who truly has a chance to be "the savior" because he is in the position to fix the systemic damage he inherited.
Anger should be reserved for DB, MSC, and a host of others who lead the program to it's present condition.
|11 weeks 6 hours ago||Schiano||
Schiano was doing that when he was at Rutgers. Local Qb went there and has since transferred.
Even the local news was showing him arriving on the Rutgers chopper.
Does this mean the offers are just a smokescreen to get Schiano? /s
|11 weeks 20 hours ago||Not at all||
This hasn't been confirmed anywhere and so to me it carries no more validity that leaks from "friends" or AD insiders. I think it is more an agent fishing to see what offers are out there and who is willing to pony up something similar. I think his agent wouldn't be earning his money if this wasn't out there to make the Raiders/Jets/Bears etc think that JH comes with at least an 8M annual pricetag.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Mrs Kass may have a problem||
Mrs Kass may have a problem with you avatar but I don't think anyone else will complain. Just say it's your wife.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Coach Killer||
I think that's the time period when Michael Vick was knicknamed "coach killer" but before the dog fighting stuff. Over time it's proven quite accurate as every coach in the pro's he has played for has been fired. The only one remaining is Rex and it's only a matter of time until the sand runs out of that hourglass.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Just be Cool a Little Longer||
|11 weeks 3 days ago||2x?||
Can we start getting them twice a day since waiting 24 hours to get second hand info from unnamed insiders is too long? Harbaugh Search is a drug that one quickly develops a tolerance to and the dosage needs increased to get the same high. /s
*This in no way is meant to cast a negative light on Brian or his reporting if one would be looking to make that connection.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||There is no magic fix||
JB is a fine coach who was many times "done more with less". Right now you're seeing a team on the floor that the coaches didn't expect to see until next year. It's a symptom of success.
Even Kentucky who just reloads with a pre-NBA roster every year had the same trouble. In 2012 they won the NCAA title. In 2013 they lost to Robert Morris in the post season NIT.
It's the price of having or developing talent that can be NBA picks.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Another fot CC||
March Madness doesn't have me checking twitter for sketchy information, mgofeeds banging on my phone, or me compulsively checking on here.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||I wish I hadn't||
I wish I hadn't
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Very underwhelming hire||
They just hired the cheese version of Hoke for the cheese version of DB. I wonder if DB would have coached a bowlgame?
|12 weeks 1 hour ago||Maybe||
Or the Raiders (Davis) throws in a control title as well and the job goes from a bad job to a good, but not great, job and his family is happy to stay put. If they want him that's the leverage he has to play because ANY coach will fail in Oakland otherwise.
I really don't think another pro team is in play if family is the hangup.
|12 weeks 2 hours ago||Family||
I totally buy the family thing on JH and think that is the only obstacle. He may want to come but the bride does not.
I faced the same dilemma after college. I had a good job offer locally and a better one further away but where I wanted to live. My wife wanted to stay close to her family.
16 years later I'm still close to her family :-(
|12 weeks 3 hours ago||Agreed||
And this is why if we go coordinator fishing I'm more interested in Frost. College Qb, NFL Safety, College LB coach/DC, then College WR coach/OC. He's worked both sides of the game in college.
|12 weeks 22 hours ago||Muppets?||
|12 weeks 22 hours ago||Good Luck||
Say hello to Bri'onte Dunn.
|12 weeks 23 hours ago||It's a sickness||
Whatever happens do not signup for the live feed to be sent to your phone. Every time I get a text I HAVE to check even though I know it's probably just a "someone close" with no information said xxx thread.
I almost started celebrating in the office today when I saw "It's Happening". Thankfully I read the posting first.
Yep, MGoBlog has become a sickness only a Harbaugh can cure.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||They had shots||
Spike on several occasions was waving for the ball and not seen. *Using Hoke voice* "They didn't execute"
All night there were open shots available off the swing pass before the weak side of the zone adjusted. Instead they would just pass from player to player up top while the clock ticked down. One more quick pass as the ball moved from corner to middle would have netted layups or good looks.
Second half they started running an overload to either side of the zone and it was open except nobody was passing it to the baseline corner area and when they did it was too late. Irvin was open quite a bit off this but I did notice at times he was setting up behind the basket which takes away the shot.
They are young and they didn't execute. Those two go together. The team I saw last night is a bubble or NIT team.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||We can't have nice things.||
We can't have nice things.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Washington has been a mess||
Washington has been a mess since Shottenheimer got fired.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||How many of those police||
How many of those police blotter problems are players transferring in? Yes, Michigan has had more than enough but it's not like the door is open to other coach's problems if the kid has enough talent.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Serenity||
This is the ad at the top of the page. Quite appropriate.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Count (Bob) Stoops Out as Well||
The Shenanigans Factor that eliminates Miles also eliminates him. Seems that every police blotter or dismissed player with some talent winds up on the Oklahoma roster. Kellen Jones, DGB, Dalton Rodriguez, to name just a few.
I'm sure I could come up with more on Google but that's enough to convince me that even if he was open to it there's too much Shenanigans.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Reality Sucks||
If it's not going to be an A list guy then I would be more comfortable handing the reigns to Nuss then getting another MAC coach, a crappy retread, or someone elses's unproven coordinator. M is already going to be paying him and before he worked under Hoke he was on the hot coordinator list and was successful at every stop before AA.
He's certainly not my first choice but I think of the last guy who was hot and successful before he came to AA and didn't pan out. He's now successful at his next stop.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Not Really||
PSU can't even draw for home games and I don't think Rutgers students will show for one-and-done. Maryland may if they are ranked otherwise driving up in winter sucks.
I'm 2-ish hours away and may consider depending on winter weather.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||I feel dirty now||
MGoBlog app on my tablet and Twitter Feeds on my Windows Phone. I'm gonna need a detox after this is all over. At least I won't be hammering F5 like last time.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Convicted Felon?||
I remember reading he was charged with some shady stock stuff a few years back. I don't care enough to google it.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Very Big Assumption||
"The gist of the concern here is it may take Mullen four years to build a winner, by which time Michigan will have found enough reasons to run him out of town like we did the last two dudes."
I see him more as a hot coach riding a RS Jr Qb who is playing great. As I coach I think he's Sumlin with Manziel. I don't dislike the guy but I really do think Michigan should strive to do better with this hire. I still don't think personality stops him from going to Fla if Fla really thought he was the guy to take them back to dominance and I don't think Nebraska hires Mike Riley if Mullen is a vastly superior coach.
We hired a coach with a better history of winning and ran him out after 3 years then ran a perfect cultural fit out after 4 because he couldn't win games. Michigan is already into ND territory with coaching carousel. This one MUST be right and I personally don't see Mullen as that guy.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||I'm a junkie now||
I've used the mgoblog more this week than ever. I recently switched to a Windows Phone however and there isn't a version for that. I keep finding WiFi an using my tablet.
I hope Brian is selling ads based on visits these next few weeks. If so, he could create the MGoBlog Offensive Coordinator Endowment.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Hackett also said he would be the one to make the||
Hackett also said he would be the one to make the hire. Schlissel had authorized him to do it.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||UCLA is a state school||
State schools in Cali are very limited in what they are able to pay coaches, coordinators, and assistants. The previous coach at UCLA made mention of this on Sirius because he had to compete against USC which has basically bottomless pockets.
If this is all true JMJr may be looking for greener pastures for him and his staff ala Bielema or he's going to be repeatedly poached for assistants.
I think JMJr is only pulling in ~2m/yr currently. My concern would be as someone other than Harbaugh(s) or Miles would he be welcomed with open arms?
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Would this make Michigan the||
Would this make Michigan the PAC12 minor league just like West Va was for Michigan a few years ago? I hope Michigan football hasn't sunk that far.
|13 weeks 1 hour ago||Mora||
Mora should have been the hire last time. I don't know if Del Rio is in the mix. USC got Herbied or he would have gone there instead of Kiffen.
I don't listen to Cowherd.
|13 weeks 5 hours ago||Truer words have never been said.||
"Many men have chosen misery over happiness and dreams"
A very close friend of mine is the most talented musician I have ever personally been around. While away at music school he had several offers to tour with very recognizable acts and some studio gigs. His girlfriend at the time didn't want to move so he declined them all.
After school they got married then divorced after a few years. He's still stuck in dinkyville playing out and giving lessons.
Guys sometimes make really poor or illogical decisions for their spouse.
|13 weeks 5 hours ago||Money isn't a decision maker||
Personalities like JH and other top dogs aren't motivated by money so much as power. He's already made enough to be comfortable his whole life and his children and children's children will never have a need.
It's a power struggle in SF that has him in play right now. His next employer will need to add power and authority to his compensation package.
|13 weeks 5 hours ago||I still blame Gibson but I could blame Funk||
I still blame Gibson but I could blame Funk too.
|13 weeks 20 hours ago||At what point does everyone become uncomfortable?||
I'm not in the Pay the Players $$ camp, but who makes up the product on the field? If college coaches are really going to start getting $8M/yr then I cannot fathom why a kid who is one injury away from never playing again...or worse...should be only getting "cost of attendance"
I'm also disturbed with AD's getting obscene pay packages for essentially shifting around piles of someone else's money.
However looking at it in Drucker terms* the players are probably at or near $100000k in terms of compensation so maybe $8M is fair?
*Drucker felt that fair compensation was 20x the lowest pay of the organization. $8M/85 schollies/20=$94117.
|13 weeks 22 hours ago||I'm guessing in the same neighborhood||
4.5M base salary
500K for division win
1M Big Ten Championship
Throw in a few incentives and it's 8M but not as a base salary
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Tater- It's the app||
I have been using the app more recently as well since it allows more access during board melts. Unfortunately it does not allow for paragraph spacing.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||I doubt Miles now||
When Hackett stressed morals and values were as important as win repeatedly in the presser I took that to mean Miles would not be considered. Too much baggage. I'm actually pro-Miles but I don't see it now.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Very Impressed||
From his comment about giving a coach time to seeing a successful coach as the intersection of winning and personal development to firing being a solemn ceremony this is a man that 'gets it' and I can understand why he was successful in the real world.
When he made the comment about a decision that is going to change someone's life forever it really showed me that he understands. I also liked his thoughts about wishing he had more time to guide Hoke in areas that needed improvement.
I would be very surprised if Les is a candidate with this AD but I think we'll all be OK with whomever he hires. This is not DB's search for a yes man with Michigan ties.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Not Yet||
No Choice C candidates until A&B candidates are officially off the table.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||And had there been any||
And had there been any indication that things had improved even a little after last season?
The bowl debacle could be explained away by a new Qb, but what about ND and Utah? It was clear after Utah change was coming. Remember Corso called Michigan for 4 wins early in the season? Everybody on here was pissed. Michigan won 5.
Everyone knew this season was a train wreck early except the AD and the koolaide club.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||MAAR would be a 21 yo||
MAAR would be a 21 yo freshman with a redshirt.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Other Things||
I will find other things to do with those 3 hours on Saturdays. I already started this season and am reasonably OK passing time until basketball starts.
I'm married with 2 kids so there is always other things. Watching Michigan football just fell down on the importance rank after Utah this year.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||same as now||
No consensus. Harbaughs, Miles, doom. We got doom.
Pinkel had too much baggage and Peterson wasn't interested. Fitzgerald and Ferentz got hype too but I put them in with doom.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||They wait||
Wasn't the only reason for keeping Hoke after Utah to not ruin recruiting? How well has that worked?
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Top Choices||
Top choices aren't available right now whether the vacancy is official or not. Everyone knows there is a vacancy.
If they were gonna cut him loose early it should have been done during the season. I thought the Utah game is when it should have happened. They could have named an interim and had just as much of a disappointing season the fired the whole staff at the end of the season.
That they have not dropped the hammer makes me think good things are happening. Maybe they keep Hoke until January then hire/fire in a few hours? Maybe they cut hjim loose Dec31 to give him a $1M handshake?
Either way, the next coach is not available to accept at this time so there's no reason cut him loose except to make a bunch of bloggers happy.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Why is that?||
Green runs very soft for a big man. Seems to be brought down with very little contact.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Timing||
BoB was smart enough to get out and get paid before sanctions hit. Their OLine is going to be every bit as bad as the recent Michigan ones in the coming years. You can already see Hackenberg getting worn down from being repeatedly clobbered just as Gardner was by his final year.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||You forgot clinics||
Retired coaches do quite will running an occasional clinic.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Remember Corso?||
He said Michigan would only win 4 games this year. I think Michigan already had 2 W's. We were all pissed at the time.
He was only off by 1 game.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Long List||
Hopefully Hackett has a list with 20 to 25 names to consider for the next coach including the current coach. With outside input he will whittle that list down to just a few names that are realistic to be the next coach at Michigan and successful.
I believe there are 5 to 10 coaches that could be very successful at Michigan. I hope those names are on his final list and he does everything in his power to make sure one of them is on the sideline next year.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Same as it ever was with Home & CO||
Michigan either makes no halftime adjustments or makes the wrong ones. They can hang or even lead in the first half but clearly get out coached the second half.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Agreed||
I looks like a bowling alley and on TV the court doesn't even look full size.
I was hoping they would go back to Puerto Rico.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Why do we think that they will cut him loose in Dec/Jan?||
I see parallels between the SF/Harbaugh situation and SD/Shottenheimer a few years ago. Shottenheimer took over a crap team in '02, was COY in '04, won the AFC West in '04 & '06. Spanos, the GM, fired him February 12, 2007 because of a horrible working relationship.
If this is personal I could certainly see a GM waiting until NSD before cutting his coach loose if he thinks he's going to go back to the NCAA.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Reminds me of my son's HS football team||
We aren't from here but I quickly learned that if you're not from here...you're an idiot. They may as well put a wall up around the school district because if you're an outsider they don't want your opinion or to change things.
The school district hadn't been to the football playoffs in over a decade when they hired a new coach. He turned the program around and took them to the playoffs in 3 years. Several of his players were on all area teams and were getting offers to play college ball.
He's a teacher about 45 minutes away and was commuting down after school. Several jobs in the district opened up and even though he was qualified he didn't get the job. They did go to former students or famiy.
After making the playoffs he was fired and replaced by a former coach who also has lived here his whole life. They haven't won more than 3 games in a season since. The team he went to has made the playoffs every year since except for his first.
My son says "Thank goodness they got rid of that coach. They might have won if they kept him" with sarcasm.
*my son opted to go to private school after his freshman year.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Basketball is here!||
The mystery double post, although I'm so happy basketball is here it's worth a double.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Basketball is here!||
[Quote]Admit it, that was a hundred times more fun than any football game this season.[/quote]
Yes. What a difference a fully aware coach makes. Enough about football.
I see growth in every game for Donnal and Doyle. Has Donnal done the summer weight program yet? If not he will need to unless his plan is to be a reserve. Clearly Doyle is physically the best of those two and Max at this point.
Everytime I think JB is starting to shorten his bench MAAR and/or Dawkins show up.
So happy basketball is here!
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Villanovan Offense||
I admit I haven't watched this year except a few plays and a few games last year but Villanova's offense is a 4-out. That is the explanation why Jenkins shoots a lot of 3's. What ever player the have low will be who they think is the mismatch.
Of course I haven't done my homework so I could be as accurate as the announcers talking about JB's 1-3-1 defense.
Speaking of defense, I think Michigan will need to run a mix of man and zone vs Nova and tthey will break out some 1-2-1-1. Should be a fun game to watch if 3's are falling for Michigan.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Coach vs GM||
I always think of Shottenheimer in San Diego. All he did was win but the GM didn't get along with him. Have the done anything since? I think they've also replaced the GM as well.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Simple and humble||
|14 weeks 2 days ago||They have at least one similarity||
Energy. Mitch always reminded me of the energizer bunny or a Labrador puppy in that he was always doing something when he was on the court. Doyle did the same thing last night and seemed to not suffer the affliction many big men have of standing, waiting, and reacting.
I'm sure Doyle will have some horrible games as a freshman as his urge to do something will get him out of position. But, as the season ghoes the coaches will channel that energy into being productive and being in the right place.
He's the only big guy I've seen so far that comes out and hedges HARD and recovers. He forced the offense way out several times last night.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||The camp would be fun||
I would recommend a summer camp though. If you can swing it get him a personal trainer now before the season. My son worked with one between his sophomore and junior year and the results were amazing. In just a few weeks he trimmed a half second off his 40 time and was much stronger. Speed was his weakness. It's not an asset but it's no longer a liability.
His HS coach will have the greatest impact on his abilities as a pitcher and player. I've seen coaches turn duds into studs and I've seen them waste a gem. Hopefully he knows what he is doing or if he doesn't he has assistants that do.
for example...My son's HS coach is probably average at best. When I started talking about hitting once I asked who the hitting coach was. He told me that since one of the coaches left they don't really have one, they kinda share it. The lack of hitting cost them several 3-2 or 2-1 games including a playoff game.
In your son's case, if he's teaching bad mechanics or approach he can ruin him quickly or if he knows his stuff your son could prosper. Unfortunately the two of them are tied together for the next few years regardless of his coaching competence.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||We already tried a Big East coach||
We grabbed the best one at the time. That didn't work out so good.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||95?||
Wow, it seem like longer ago than that. Even my mother like watching him play and she's not much into football.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||I thought about sending my son too||
As a 5'8" 170lb IF he has absolutely no chance to play at Michigan. He does get a few letters but isn't even sure if he's going to play college ball or get on with life. I expressed to him that I would like to see him continue to play and make a team if for no other reason the perks that come with playing college ball (tutors, structure, travel, etc).
He went to a high level D2 camp last year and the coach during lunch had a meeting with parents. he was brutally honest and said "This camp will not get your son on the team". he then said that they take 5-7 kids every year. 3-5 are for D1 transfers that want to play immediately leaving 1 or 2 slots for recruits and they know who their targets are already.
I appreciated his honesty and it reinforced to me that camps & clinics are just money makers. One of the other parents who used to be a coach explained it that the coaches will teach at each others' clinics as a quid-pro-quo for doing their clinic.
My son also told me before lunch, "I don't belong here. I'm too small"
If your son isn't at or near 6' as a freshman and throw mid to upper 80's reality is he probably won't be even looked at for D1 pitching. As a fielder he has to run a sub 5.0 60 to even get a sniff as a fielder. You probably know all of this already but I thought I'd share it with the dads that don't.
My son gets invitations to the same clinics that another local kid gets. his parents are convinced that their son who is a 5'9" 200lb OF is going to play D1 baseball because he goes to these camps. They pay $1,000s of dollars for him to go to elite camps. His a good but not great player on my son's team.
The only reason I was going to send my son is because it would be memories that would last forever. I sent him to the Penn State one a few years back and he told me, "I didn't lear a darn thing but it was fun"
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Are you in a legal Marijuana State?||
Led Miles fills in a for a few years then Harbaugh comes as his replacement? If you're gonna dream, dream big I guess. I just can't ride that thought train with you.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Chromecast||
I set one up on my TV just for basketball season. WatchESPN app works natively with chrome cast. I was surprised how good the quality was considering it was a web stream.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Quality matters and I'm not buying any more||
Nearly every piece of Adidas gear I have bought has gone to shit. It either shrinks, rips, or the stitching comes loose. I'm not buying any more and haven't for a few years.
Adidas doesn't even support Michigan very much with merchandising. When I go outlet shopping with The Bride she always stops at the Adidas store. I have never seen any M swag. I see plenty of other schools.
As a contrast, I still have the Nike sweatshirt I wore during Michigan's 1997 campaign. Granted, it's a little frayed around the collar but it hasn't fallen apart and is still comfortable.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||It goes back to line issues||
Hoke is the one who couldn't/can't see that the line has stunk and the only decent one he had was his first year. These quarterbacks have been beat to hell for 3 straight years. Running backs too.
So, how does he fix the problem? He fires his OC instead of the line coach. New OC same problems.
Emotionally Devin, and to a lesser degree Shane, are shattered. I remember watching it in the NFL back when I watched Sunday football. Jim Everett had probably the happiest feet from getting crushed week after week.
Water under the bridge now. Next coach will have LOTS of work to do.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||That was awful to watch||
The only presser I've ever seen that was more disturbing was Bud Dwyer's. As a person I hope that Hoke is OK. He obviously had been weeping.
However, I would have much more respect for him if he announced his resignation. The extra $$ he stands to gain by staying on cannot be worth his dignity at this point.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||What are they waiting for?||
I said after Utah Home should have been cut loose. Supposedly he was being kept for recruiting. Well that's gone to shit AND this team underperformed all year. They are who we thought they are!
Tonight, my wife who knows very little about football was yelling to call a timeout at the end of the game. She said before the last play," That dummy isn't going to have any time left!". My wife who isn't getting paid $3M a year makes better decisions than Hoke!
Even my wife would have done better as an interm coach. He best announce that OSU will be his last game at the podium.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Quality of the Product||
It's my Saturday to work. Usually that means watching the ESPN app. The games are so unappealing I'm doing busywork and checking mgoblog because that seems to be better use of my time instead of watching those games.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Probably a formality||
I think until made official by this meeting he would not have the authority to act on behalf of the university as AD.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||DeBord and English||
There's 2 names that meet his criteria...but not in a positive way.
I take these comments more as, "Chill out. They know they can't F this up again"
|14 weeks 6 days ago||The Jay Wright factor||
My son's HS coach goes to a big coaches clinic every year. It's like his own personal vacation without family. He is also one of those people who you very rarely hear say anything bad about anyone. Jay Wright was an exception to that rule. From what he says Wright's non-camera persona is major douchebag.
His favorite coach and clinic was Bruce Webber at Illinois so far.
I also wonder if Bucknell was "up" for the game since Wright is a Bucknell alum? As I said in the scout report for our game, Bucknell is a system team that just doesn't have athletes to compete when they are young and currently lacks experience. They are gonna catch someone napping and should beat Penn State at home.
They should win the Patriot League and be dancing this coming spring.
|15 weeks 6 hours ago||Good thing Michigan didn't play Slippery Rock||
Slippery Rock +276
|15 weeks 1 day ago||What constitutes a branch in the tree?||
I look at other coaches and they list some of the same names. DeBord for example is also a member of the Earle Bruce tree which is the most impressive I've seen in the modern era.
It seems to me that all the successful branches move on and are successful at other places, as you mention in the writeup. Maybe it's just that a successful coach will always move on and be successful in other places where Lloyd's guys seem to have only done well here.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Next coach of the Raiders||
This guy thinks he has the skills and he'll help us get Harbaugh.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||First Winter||
This will be my son's first year of winter driving. Even though he has a 4wd Jeep I'll still be more than a little concerned.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||It's so nice to watch a||
It's so nice to watch a Michigan team on TV and not be frustrated. Looking forward to a long basketball season and watching these freshman grow.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Someone is gonna do it||
I don't know when his punishment is up but someone will be hiring The Vest when his time is done. He's got a proven win/loss record (character issues aside) and there's enough pressure to win that a school willing to sell it as "redemption" will give him a second chance.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Excited to watch this with my son||
Wish it was at Bucknell so I could go. I'll be watching it with my son who knows several of the Bucknell players since they come to his High School and he's worked at clinics with them.
My own scouting report is that Bucknell is going to be down this year. They are a system team and lack the upperclassmen and athletes to be a Cinderella. In that, they are a lot like Michigan except they lack the athletes. They are probably on par with JB's team his 1st and 2nd year at Michigan.
Michigan should win pretty easy but it will be a step up from the D2 team they played over the weekend.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Yep||
Missed that when I skimmed the list.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Aware||
But not fully aware
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Bold and Decisive||
This is what happens when you have a decisive athletic department. We're 2 games from the end of another shitty season and there's talk of keeping a coach whose record gets worse every year.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||He's not going anywhere soon||
He ended their wandering through the desert that commenced when Osbourne left. I cannot imagine they would risk it but they probably have a minority of fans that think Gruden, Cowher, etc would come there if the job opened.
It is one of the few big-time schools that I could see Mike Leach coaching though.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||Can only claim 6||
JB can't get any credit for Udoh. Still, nothing wrong with 6.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||Yes I did||
His last 3 year at WVU were 11-1, 11-2, 10-2. The unknown was whether that translated to what is now called power5. His record was longer and better than Mullen's. I'm not re-arguing the RR era
Mullen is the hot coach with no history of sustained greatness. He's a 7-9 win coach in the SEC riding the shoulders of a RS Jr Qb and lots of upperclassmen. Until this year the SEC was not a deep league.
I don't dislike Mullen but I don't think he's the guy Michigan needs right now. He was the guy to hire when Hoke was hired.
|16 weeks 33 sec ago||Sharik Hates Miles||
Not sure why but he's pretty passionate with his hate.
I agree with your assessment of Mullen. He's not a home run hire he's a safe hire on the level of Iowa in that he'll churn out a bunch of 7-9 win year and once a decade over achieve. Sadly we'd be happy with that now but grow bored quickly.
Leach has had more signature wins at Wash St than Mullen had until this year.
We tried a "hot" coach with not much track record and ran him out after 3 years. Now the AD can't take another flyer and needs to open the checkbook.
|16 weeks 3 hours ago||Has this ever been substantiated?||
I'm not saying it never happened or do I want it rehashed TMZ-style, but I've never seen anything other than, "supposedly x,y,&z happened". I even read on here recently that Mo was offered "help" but refused it...again refraining to subscribe validity one way or the other.
I just wonder if "the incident" is so often repeated by people who heard it that it is more urban legend than fact.
|16 weeks 18 hours ago||I read that twice||
I still have no idea what you are trying to say.
|16 weeks 21 hours ago||Burke was committed to Penn State||
Yeah, that Penn State. No way they would have had a shot if he was sought after.
|16 weeks 22 hours ago||It's customary to not speak||
It's customary to not speak ill of the recently deceased. I guess it just accompanies the present situation.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||That's not true at all||
He does use the 10 man punt formation often. Don't see many other teams using it so that's innovation.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||I heard they are practicing||
I heard they are practicing at night and look great.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Chicken Parm||
He should make it with his spaghetti. My wife is making it right now and I could tell everyone about the night Coach Heck and I ate the same thing for dinner. It would be a cool story.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||6 Teams||
Seed them 1 thru 6. Power 5 guaranteed 5 of the 6 spots. 6th goes to highest ranked power 5 or independent.
Round 1- 1&2 have bye. 3&4 host games
Round 2- 1&2 host winners of Round 1
Round 3- Championship
I don't like 8 teams anymore than I like 39 bowl games.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Wisconsin||
Didn't the run 50 or 51 straight plays against us once? It's time for that offense.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||I never understood the||
I never understood the Fitzgerald love.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Sir Richard Harris||
|16 weeks 4 days ago||B1G suck on display today||
PSU vs Indiana as the early game and this as the late game. Glad to see we're doing our part to make sure no B1G team is in the playoff.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Which one?||
The 11-man traditional punt or the 10-man version they've rolled out several times this year?