spoiler alert: i linked this
|7 weeks 6 days ago||There is a tendency||
by some MGoBlog users to cite works they haven't even read. bj...this is the book you base your post on in the first place. Hmm... my enthusiasm for this sub-thread wanes.
I'm reaching out to you in reading this book (it is the first and fundamental work you cite ) only to have you tell me you haven't even bothered to read it. Double Hmm...
I'll go easier on you... here's your assignment...
It runs 96 minutes and is rated PG-13. Please don't post a review either. You will be a better person for doing both.
I'll read Abel's book...because I have survivors and sympathizers in my family who have recounted this history to me, it interests me and doggone it people don't like me. I will not post a diary review on a sports blog... and again... you will be a better person for it. I will post it here if you like.
I think if you consider the word "lego" you can devise a fun response to this post. Or perhaps you will find a better metaphor to unmake your points. Or better yet you will find some other source on which to pontificate. In the mean time... I will read on and lego of it... until I have read the book that started this fun. Maybe then one of us will know what they are talking about.
I only respond here to prove my point to Sal. This is the definition of not ending well.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Peppers to LB is the main Jimmy Joe adjust this spring...||
The '15 OSU game is not lost in the current DC it seems if meta thinking the paltry info we get from Florida is possible.
It's frustrating when the film fans see is not centered on the D.
|8 weeks 47 min ago||Am I an Anonymous Coward?||
Once you enter into this Game it can get pretty bloody.
Site is glitchy tonight...bring on Drupal 8.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||In all fairness to Hoke Drake wasn't a 5th year Senior w/o||
Did Hoke routinely not allow cross training/participation?
|8 weeks 3 days ago||potato||
|8 weeks 5 days ago||I invented "cannot" when I was told 900,000 deaths = 400,000...||
I appreciate your posts and the links, that takes time to do that. Know that I read every word and understand it, I think.
Let's not argue whether the Blockade was legitimate or not. Let's not argue whether it was interwar or not. Let's not argue whether there is a tendency to discuss Hitler's rise to power in an historical "vacuum" (your words not mine.) In fact let's just not argue.
I ordered Abel's book. War is a factor in 20th century history. In a century where precision munitions were not available yet highly destructive ones were...shit happens. The same can be said for the precise 21st century as well.
Chomsky is less read than Zinn. I think you are manufacturing denial by equating atrocities here...but I will read on. There are good people on all sides of history.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Is there anything here that is drastically different?||
This seems right up Michigan's power ally. Is there anything here Mattison and. DJ would never do? I'm asking that honestly. This is a month of Saturdays for me to read and understand. I'm wondering how different and new this is going to be for the defense to learn and master.
I'll hang up and listen.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||The truthiness of your contention is undeniable...||
You say the US and British role in Hitler's rise was understated/filtered yet you contend Nazi policy is soley the responsibility of the Nazi party. Which one is it?
Your original statement re: the flu pandemic is poorly worded ("not including" could rightfully be taken as "not to mention".) But your clarification is worse...you state that the flu pandemic death toll cannot be separated from the deaths attributed to the blockade then you overtly state that they were excluded. Which one is it?
You run off a litany of Anglo-American attrocities that have nothing to do with Nazi attrocities and then state there is a filter in place with respect to Nazi history and Anglo-American policies? Is holocaust history scrubbed to exclude Anglo-American roles? If you are saying that ... say it. This rhetoric is extremely truthy.
The blockade was an act of war. The Germans attempted the same thing with respect to cutting off Britan. The armistice was exactly that ... an armistice. The German military did not view it as anything but a temporary cessation. There was legitimate cause for caution. The blockade was lifted after the treaty was signed. The US offered to send aid before the treaty and it was refused due to a lack of trust between parties.
No country did more to rebuild the Wiemar Republic post WWI than the US. The Dawes Plan reset Germany and set the course for recovery up until the depression when the US no longer had the ability to offer loans and aid. The extent of the American loans to Germany were the primary reason the depression hit Germany so hard.
After Hitler came to power US Banks were cooperative in handing over Jewish deposits when asked by Nazi invaders. There were significant US Nazi sympathizers right up to and through WWII. Point being here that there was US aid to Nazi Germany as well- I don't know the exact amounts.
No one is saying Hitler rose in a vacuum.
BJ...If you are merely saying history is dependent on who writes it - there's a lot of equivocating going on around that point.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||If a "socialist" thing is your local fire department...||
then yes I agree the Nazis did "socialist" things. If you broaden the definition to that found in dictionaries and histories then not so much. It matters greatly who governs and who benefits.
By this criteria North Korea aka the Democratic People's Republic of Korea is not socialist either. Nazi Germany and North Korea are totalitarian. A third model apart from capitalist and socialist systems. Also, as Sal said, not in the patheon of left and right. The means of production are/were controlled for a very select agenda.
There's a reason people call themselves socialist. It is a good thing at its core. Contrary to Sal's contention, it is not an entry drug to numb the minds of the masses for cynical men to take advantage. If so, it is in name only and never "enacted" by its very definition.
As I read it, Shirer didn't think the Nazi movement would have come to power without Hitler. I don't take that view, but I do agree nationalist agenda ruled. Socialism was to Nazi agenda as Democracy is to North Korea's.
If we don't come to terms on this then I'm not sure what more there is to discuss. We can certainly not come to terms and no one will be the worse except for truth... whatever that is.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||You are not being an ass unless ...||
you think English as a second language is an insult. Hypothetical - do you? - implied.
I won't refute your contention here that Nazi socialism was genuine socialism. For that we would have to come to terms on "socialism". I choose not to define socialism in the crucible of Nazi thought. It pains me to do this as it does a great disservice to truth in my mind and to present day socialists wherever they may be.
They were the Nazis afterall and not the Sozis. Enough said.
The NSDAP (National Socialist German Worker's Party) didn't come to power until 1933. The events leading up to this in no way parallel FDR's lawful election. Franklin Roosevelt did not burn down congress, suspend civil liberties and outlaw opposition parties to become president. Hitler arguably did just that in becoming Fuhrer. Hitler was never elected by a majority vote. FDR was.
As with your previous posts there are kernels of truth. These kernels however do not translate to coherent applications - in my mind at least.
Yes a sizable and growing portion of the population supported Hitler and FDR when they came to power. That happens when a major depression occurs leading up to an election.
What books, sites or lectures have you attended that convince you Nazi socialism is genuine socialism? You state ...
I deny it. Socialism here was a pretense to grow the Nazi movement not describe policy. Perhaps we should just leave it at that. If you can provide sources other than your statement please do. I'm OK agreeing to disagree as well. There may be too much common ground to make up.
I will read a good book if you have one for me. I have family on all sides of this history.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||What you said...no distortions||
That is a generalization about socialism.
The he in this statement was Marx not Hitler but you went there as well saying Hitler used socialism to obtain his power.
Hitler didn't "use" socialism to rise to power. He used a cult of personality, fear, racism and existing nationalist fervor post an ill conceived peace. Following the Putsch he used this same fear and cult to incite disunity in the Nazi movement while in prison. Prior to Hindenburg socialist leaning policies saw marginal economic gains. Hindenburg's ascension and the depression along with Weimar imposed deflation and austerity brought Nazi/Aryan/"German" socialism to power - meant only for non Jews. This was hardly socialism.
Sal, there is truth in both your posts, and yes he killed both left and right wing opponents but... he didn't use socialist policy to obtain power. He opposed, imprisoned or killed traditional socialist opponents from the get go. Killing right wing opponents doesn't change or diminish that.
I don't necessarily support Sanders either. But I don't go making generalizations about what socialism is and isn't.
I did take your post severely and focused on the Hitler reference. That is what happens when you go there. I also take your points. The German Worker's Party come National Socialist German Worker's Party was the begining of the Nazi party but socialist here is in name only.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||This is revisionist tripe...Hitler had the Social Democratic||
Party leader Rudolf Hilferding killed during the holocaust. Socialist in name only ... perhaps.
No politics please. There's a socialist running for President. Let's not make broad generalizations. Using Hitler to prove a point always ends badly.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Emmet?? - don't bring him into this...||
|10 weeks 4 days ago||What does he need to add??...||
Emmert just supported the B1G as best he could.
It's a Tip of the Hat / Wag of the Finger all in one. A do nothing president for the ages.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Can Emmert get any more stupid and irrelevant?||
It amazes me that he gets paid as much as he does for this sort of leadership. There are many profound issues that these camps raise (none unethical or wrong in my mind-BTW ) but instead he goes here. What a useless organization with a captain asleep at the wheel. Reminds me of the NFL.
With respect to Michigan ... I think this is as green a light as it gets.
Let's make this green light a blue light special on southern talent.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||The difference...Money||
More and higher rated recruits are in the south.
Participation trends are down in most states but disproportionately favoring southern HS programs as well in what is perhaps a future trend.
Recruits on the highest level make a difference. These camps are access that previously wasn't there.
Access == Success.
Success == Money.
The difference is money.
uh... crew sucks money from the AD bottom line. It hasn't always but in our lifetime it does and probably will. I doubt we are picking up any southern talent in crew - but you may know different.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||What is the problem with Pizza...||
Harbaugh's brother loves this stuff.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Organic Tree Hugger Porter... now I'm trying to help my daughter||
with her homework - which is due at midnight...I never had homework due on an *^&^(* friday night. What kind of country has this become...
She doesn't want my f*&king help - or so she has told me in 15 y.o. speak.
So instead, I'm sitting here on her cheap ikea couch ... typing this post...
Happy Friday Night.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Bubba Smith says hello...||
He was a southern baller! Just giving sparty his due.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||There are two sites one in WA one in LA...||
they use the difference-o-meter to train spot and check for earth wiggles...not to get too technical.
Edit: NM - MGoBlog expertise has set off a wave of posting that is entirely too easy to detect. Time to sit back and read.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Kuhn says the Scientific Revolution will not be televised...||
|11 weeks 5 days ago||I think it means we can have this thread again...||
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Geez...||
Too much love is the danger. But I will take that over the love/hate with RR. There are no signs of this love being over the top, at this point, but what we have seen at other programs is love above and beyond expediency and consequence. That if anything is the danger.
For example Gee's take on the Vest... or even better...
Consequence needs to follow actions...that can be hard when when the love for a football coach exceeds reality.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||That's a doghouse not a jet...||
It is easy to sign up for Twitter BTW.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||There was room for Pipkins and need for him...||
The motives of Michigan were not similar in any respect to this situation.
Michigan did what they thought was best for Pipkins as well as what was best for Michigan. Just because a player thinks they can start doesn't mean they get to do that. They have to make the team in every respect.
My circle of alums and fans are in agreement with me on this. I don't know about the public, but this is not a public issue. There are two lines here. We both need to read between them.
Again... unless you have knowledge of this that I don't...
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Poorly conceived perhaps.. let not all who are neg'd be deleted||
There were over 250... 300? comments... with multiple sub threads...don't know if deletion is the call. But I don't spend time policing that either.
Edit: He done been taught so that others don't have to learn.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Mgoblog can blow your mind... open your heart to Dan...||
Or at least be tolerant. You might like it.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Moody Richard...||
was the biggest square in town
Under appreciated - great one...
|12 weeks 2 days ago||This is fair... Pipkins is another story...||
let's talk in 20 years. Needless to say I am going to be watching every Texas Tech game. Also there was room and need for Pipkins when he moved on. There is more to that story that didn't come out (again in my opinion) due to Pipkins' goals and Michigan's latest policy (dare I say research) updates.
I think the four to eight guys know the deal at this point and have plans to get done what they want to do. It's going to be a win/win...IMO.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Reader... do you know this? ...or are you intuiting it?||
Do you know what each player has been told? It's very likely that those on a "hot seat" covet their options/goals beyond their concern about the 85 limit. I doubt there is anyone on the team who doesn't have a plan.
What's more, I don't know this but, I'm pretty sure the coaching staff, strength and conditioning and academic support staff (including their professors and non athletic support staff) are all helping each player execute to their plan.
The wreckage of the future is mighty but so are the spoils.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||I think this is right as well...||
otherwise guys would take partials to be in P5 programs when they could play on the MAC level. Guys already do this taking PWO positions, but this would make it worse. As a fan, I want the talent spread out.
Other sports are allowed to split scholarships I think. Someone will have looked this up before I save this I'm sure (Ihatebux to the rescue.)
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Is it Bran or Brian...||
something's got into him.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||In all fairness to the OP... every school does this differently||
The same is true for athletic training - every school has it's way - the coach has a ton of influence.
As fans we are just getting to know Harbaugh. The fanbase, many of whom have been worked into bias by Brian's take down of SEC oversigning in years past, is what it is.
Given where the fanbase is (looking at your OP but it's all of us) - Harbaugh is wise not to say too much. Contrast that to Meyer who offered two walk-ons a two term scholarship but did not extend it to their 5th year fall. That is common practice - not to let a scholarship go to waste - but a contrast in public relations to the new Fort Harbaugh - where people are in a tizzy about walkon status.
Harbaugh came in to a stocked program at many positions, but that doesn't mean that all the players match his style of play and attitude. This is nothing new. Isaiah Bell was a 10th avenue freeze out come fall practice under Hoke in 2012.
Once Harbaugh gets through the transition years and has his players... some of this concern will die off. Then the old "violation of team rules" will winnow where it should.
Until then - these discussions are best left until departures are not mutual. The merits of each situation are backloaded with detail that will only come out if there is a gross issue. These guys are lucky to be where they are. If they aren't here... they have options. They are not victims.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||What I'm commenting on is your inability to admit you are wrong.||
Brown Bear called you out not me.
If I'm deflecting it's out of boredom with your point.
Brown Bear refuted that point with two words.
You have proven mine with 8 posts... go ahead ... make it 9.
I'll hang up and listen.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||I'm standing next to the mountain and I'm chopping it down with||
the edge of my hand.
Your premise is flawed. The question you are asking is the wrong one. You have done this with Drake and others.
You want me to put odds on whether Karan will make you eat dirt? No. I won't. The odds are against Karan. There are too many horses in the stable. If you want me to break down all 11 carries and give an appraisal of Higdon's ability ... it doesn't work. There's not enough there.
If Soft Porn is an insult to you... welcome to self loathing. You have to own what you say and do. That is not an insult.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||I'm inspired by the ash on his burnt red shirt...||
It takes reps to earn that. It takes potential to make it happen.
I'm also inspired by the player. Higdon is the shit wrt life.
It's time to let Jimi take over - with all the double entendre. There is only one use for the cry baby pedal...
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Not every play breaks for 50 or 4.2 or a cloud of dust...||
You are calling Higdon's potential out on a stat based on 11 carries. One of them went for 9 yards.
If you don't see your error... then don't call back.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||They might...but they didn't get RB snaps as a freshman...||
there's football that doesn't show in the stats. Just because Ty breaks a 76 yarder doesn't mean Higdon didn't show the potential to break his RS.
Quit your cry baby routine. SAMPLE SIZE bro...
Post some soft porn to that.
If you can't take the medicine don't get sick...or just die. You obviously have an issue with being wrong. Own it - or your soap box loses height.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||My wife has a similar take... but it goes like this...||
"If someone seriously makes accounts on here then they are fubar."
I don't know what she is talking about, but she keeps saying it.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Drake showed his potential on his first play...||
but it was in kick off coverage. Don't remember that? Whatever. Stats don't speak to potential inviolate.
RBs do progress. Smith in the Citrus was a beast. I'm happy with beast next year if the QB can stretch the field like Rudock did in that game.
Higdon is more than a stat and yes "Sample Size". Take your lumps old man.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||+1 for an average comment...||
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Co-sign this... life has taught me this lesson time and again...||
this is a sad story. Some are beyond the pale. This looks to be one of those cases. This dog won't hunt.
My best to his family. This is not fun. Hopefully he bottoms out.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Molk ... followed by Khoury and Miller who both left early...||
I wonder why...
OP obviously didn't understand the book. Molk loves the game. He hates the league. I think he hates himself a bit as well.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Logic fail||
People talk about animals at auctions.
Animals are not recruits.
People shouldn't talk about recruits like animals at an auction??
Weaver is going to do just fine. He almost and still might have a chance to play for Michigan. These recruits are exceptional athletes. That is fun to talk about. That logic works, I think.
No one is talking about recruits as animals. They are talking about recruits as recruits. That is OK.... here... have a fuck.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Exactly half...let's talk about whether RR got a raw deal...||
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Chicken|
|14 weeks 4 days ago||So you are saying commitable offers go out to kids without||
credible tape or a 1:1 with a coach?
Harbaugh has a right to see these recruits before handing out offers. USA today does not coach this team. Just because Wisconsin takes Swenson doesn't mean he fits at Michigan either. You go to the school but you play for the coach.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Greenstein shares his myopia with half this board..||
and Michigan fanbase. I think there is a larger disconnect under the surface here that jibes harshly with the reality of modern CFB.
Great post...thanks BiSB.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||What else is CLEAR Steve...Do you really know this?||
Richardson is likely to land well... as will the others.
Committing to Michigan is not winning the lottery. It comes with expectations. We don't know what those are or how they are communicated. These kids will play CFB. Yes that hurts but not in the way you are intimating.
Every year Michigan takes early applicants. Do you know what happens when they get Senioritis? Their acceptance is rescinded if a proper explanation is not made. It's not just sports. It's life.
Regarding fitness for playing on scholarship for Michigan, only Harbaugh can speak to the expectation and/or explanation. If the kids want to walk on despite Harbaugh - they can - preferred or not.
You don't know what is going on here.
No mistake...this response is appropriate.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Harbaugh cares what people think... what makes you think he||
doesn't? The fact that he released his actual phone number to anyone to call him directly shortly after showing up at Michigan? The fact that he showed up at a Michigan Ultimate practice and offered football facilities to the students? The fact that he hasn't checked in on this board post?
Why would he address these concerns when he is working 24/7 trying to pull this class together?
This something you are talking to knows not of what they speak.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Offers are good for everyone. Verbal commits are bad when not||
backed with good faith. Camp offers raise a kid's visibility. Handing out offers is not the issue. Accepting verbals from kids too early might be an issue. It depends.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Basketball recruiting is different from football...but honesty||
is relevant to both.
We don't know what is going on with these kids. Antwaine is not the same as Swenson, I think.
Let's see where he lands before we release the Kraken. I have a feeling where he lands will explain this.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||This seems about accurate.||
This seems about accurate.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||To be fair - this is just another click in the media cycle...||
the only way to make this call is to be Swenson or Harbaugh/Drevno. It all comes down to what was done - both on the field and in communications between the two.
Like Brian/Sam said - there will be mudslinging - this click sounds about accurate.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Keep your statements... we will never know the whole truth...||
the best thing to do is take it like a man.
I'm sticking with "hmmm...". It seems to fit best. Harbaugh is doing what he should. Kids are earning their scholarships.
I bet there is never an early OL offer on the scale of uncertainty to match Swenson in the Harbaugh era.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||I think we are finally||
done with this...oh crab...another board post is up. That should make the under a certainty.
That one is already over 400.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||This will be the last time a Hoke recruit is turned away...||
Second season of a new coach only happens once. Harbaugh will not be unclear to recruits whom he was the first to contact IMO.
This is an unusual event, I think.
|15 weeks 2 hours ago||Leave it alone... he never officially visited...||
there's more to this than your sense of honor. Let this go.
|15 weeks 2 hours ago||Hmm... not sure I get the difference...||
terms he was unwilling to accept. That sounds like turning away to me but it also sounds like you know more about the details.
Glasgow was coming from a walk-on role and personal issues - but never left the team. Bosch was a rare true freshman who played on the line and a scholarship player who left for personal reasons. If they were offered the same terms they weren't equal. I don't know what Bosch was told when he left by Hoke but Harbaugh did not communicate with him until he came back.
It didn't seem fishy to me that Harbaugh did what he did. There was a line and Bosch couldn't toe it. I appreciate your insight in anycase. Harbaugh's deal to Bosch seemed straight up IMO.
|15 weeks 8 hours ago||We don't know exactly what happened here...||
it is similar to Pipkins - to any transaction - if you aren't in the room ... you don't know.
The second year of a new coach is a critical class. A coach gets his players. Swenson needs to make this good if he feels he has been slighted. There are plenty of CFB programs that will give him that chance.
There is no dishonor in deals done in the open. Sometimes there is honor in deals done in private. There is always revenge.
If more comes out on this I will change my opinion accordingly. For now... it's crunch time.
|15 weeks 8 hours ago||What else haven't you heard that proves your position...||
you and the OP have an honor bone that is based on innuendo. The twitters and MGoBlog don't know all.
Swenson doesn't wan't to play for a coach who doesn't want him. He will realize that and move on if he wasn't told that to his face.
Commits taken this early are silly - especially for linemen whose development is years away when they matriculate.
|15 weeks 13 hours ago||On what terms?||
That is the issue.
I was surprised as anyone when Kyle Bosch was turned away. No one seems to feel too bad about that. Harbaugh was clear with him. There is nothing here that says Harbaugh was not clear to Swenson.
Nobody takes a commit that early without reservation. Swenson was Hoke's commit. You need to know the detail.
You will never know the detail.
Time to sit back and go hmmm.... nothing more.
|15 weeks 14 hours ago||Hmm... does it bother you that Coaches are fired...||
when winning doesn't happen?
Football is to college as bull fighting is to agriculture. I didn't make that up.
Players commit to coaches. When a coaching change happens depth charts and recruiting boards reset.
If a player wants to play for the new coach he has to make that good. Not the other way around. If communication was not done here that is on Harbaugh. If Swenson wants to play here and doesn't that is on Swenson.
Commiting to a school is not winning a lottery. It's a work for school deal contingent on the approval of the head coach.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||+1 for posting this...||
This deserves a much larger discussion than a thread/diary/blog/book/life time could address.
+1 for the OP for going there.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||This is what happens when so many OSU players go early...||
there will be more flipping methinks.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||How hard is he to keep "on"||
How hard is he to keep "on" the field...? That could be a problem.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Miggle - does that mean he would have paid a deposit?||
Not sure if that is included in a scholarship offer or not.
Undoubtedly this passed compliance at PSU - it takes too much work to ochestrate without program coordination on the highest level.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Of course not...||
Won't fit in your binda!
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Unfortunately he still gets paid by Michigan through 2016...||
did I read that wrong? If he got an NFL coordinator job - Michigan would be off the hook... not so for CFB. Bummer. Best to Hoke... but he could coach a non D-1 school ... there's no question.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||True||
It's not the Coeds... Q.E.D.
By process of elimination...it's the money...which as we all know women abhor.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||I like the way you work it...||
she's got game by the pound...
This made me smile...your daughter is going to have you eating out of her hand soon enough. I see an allowance bump in her future.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Jury is out on Pipkins||
He didn't raise a ruckus when he left. If it was medical as presumed to raise an issue would hurt his prospects. Let's see how his time at Texas Tech goes. I wish Pipkins the best. He got an extra year out of the deal toward his degree. Don't feel queasy about that.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||New coach has a right to his style and players||
The issue is transparency in my opinion.
No one is going to "force out" current players, but they may not fit the current system. In the second year of a new coach... that is OK. Terry Richardson is a good example of this. Terry has football left and can take it wherever he wants. The current staff is helping to make that happen.
Getting a football scholarship is not like winning the lottery. None of these players wants to be at Michigan if they aren't invited to camp. There are too many good schools and only so much time to play football - which is a once in a lifetime opportunity for most all these guys.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Nothing is clear until signing day and maybe not even then...||
Enrollment is the issue not LOI #s. If there is an impropriety it will not go unnoticed (though many on this blog might not hear about it.) You don't want to handcuff your recruiting when kids still haven't made up their minds.
There are way too many variables for the sky to fall around Harbaugh at this point. He's doing what he does... everything possible under the rules to be successful. What more can you ask of him? It seems like people are actually intimating he should do less.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||It's not clear this is happening... all feedback is positive||
from players. Let's wait until a high school coach or athlete's parents throw a flag before we harken to the SEC oversigning diatribe. The compliance department does this job for MIchigan and there is no clear issue here other than bloggers blogging.
The coaches need to let people know which dominoe they are and let them fall as they are set. The reality is uncertainty is certain.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Likely Harbaugh will show us the rules with this class...||
He is pretty adamant about rule following. I'm not sure what your concern is here as long as the players/parents are not grouching. There is so much uncertainty with recruiting. With a new coach, on a big stage, the rule is going to be excercised to its limit.
Even if a greyshirt happens ... as long as the communication is clean I don't see an issue with it. That said - I don't recall any player taking a gap year during a greyshirt. Those players pay tuition but get development and training table (I think).
I don't know what's best here honestly. It depends on what perspective you take... Michigan's, the player/parent or CFB at large. I'm ok with everything as it follows the rules and is transparent to the players.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||The kicker's tweet that same day...for the people wondering...||
I am alive. It has been a great season. I am proud to be a Baylor Bear.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||“Reading For Dummies,”||
“Reading For Dummies,” somehow, never sold.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||But we aren't hearing grumblings...||
we don't know what has been said to commits or offered recruits. The twittersphere would tell if some recruits/h.s. coaches were bemused or upset.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Thanks Magnus...||
wait... you're not Magnus... this isn't TTB?... what's going on here?...mods be sleeping.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Lockheed appreciates your patronage...||
Segue way back to Michigan... Tom Harmon was shot down over China while flying a Lockheed P38 Lightning in a dogfight with Japanese zeros.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Hmm...||
|16 weeks 5 days ago||add LSU tackle Jerald Hawkins||
add LSU tackle Jerald Hawkins
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Noah Spence declared... I missed that one...||
|16 weeks 5 days ago||This movie is not based on "League of Denial"||
It's based on this 2009 article in GQ http://www.gq.com/story/nfl-players-brain-dementia-study-memory-concussions by Jeanne Marie Laskas.
The author and the screenwiter wrote a book to match.
Agree on the quality of League of Denial, but it postdates the article.
If you are looking for info... this movie is not going to help. There's a culture war going on here and the movie adds to it. There's also misinformation ... to which the movie contributes as well.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Agree - he's a Durkin Dude and opportunity is greater at||
Maryland... not to mention he was an interim coach at Florida and previous grad assistant.
Smart hire by Durkin. Barnes is a local dude as well ...from the Washington Post...
Barnes also has ties to the region as a 2008 graduate of Salisbury University, located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Barnes played football for four years at the school.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||There's evidence that youth football contributes to NFL CTE||
There are multiple cases of youth football players with CTE.
Isaac Harding was the youngest documented CTE victim (as of a couple years ago at least) - at 14...
There are many others. Definitely good to be wise. Bailes is not wise here, Cantu is. Omalu.. that's another story.
I wouldn't see this movie if you are interested in the facts...my opinion only. Yes I have seen it.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Football position is not a factor...||
there are rotational, direct, indirect, concussive and sub-concussive hits that vary by position. Concussion is statistically as likely at any football position as is CTE. Of course there will be differences... statistically significant... not so much. CTE is cuffed with very little data and poor datasets.
The position thing is counter intuitive perhaps and continues to draw research dollars, but is also instructive and indicative of what is actually going on in the brain. It's not simple.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Hmm ... double post... Hail||
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Who would you let go then?||
It's a roster thing, not a best team thing.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Understood ...||
It's not so much that he didn't know... it's that he reported incorrectly. Not a huge deal... but recruits parents watch this stuff and think they know what they are saying.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Expressed in his not throwing players under the bus...||
as well as his everyday demeanor. The way Harbaugh takes disappointment could not be showcased any better than post MSU this year. Every coach in the country could relate to him in that moment. Your optimist / perfectionist take is spot on.
OSU has had a string of success and a culture that breeds this atmosphere for Meyer. Michigan has it's own dysfunction but it's not this. At least not now. If ever it was... that would be a sad day.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||I haven't seen stats but my intuition says playing time for...||
backups is up recently and the trend will continue. Besides the Bradys - an NFL QB gets hit quite a bit. In fact Brady gets hit enough - the fact that Garoppolo doesn't get more minutes is odd.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||If your job was to do this you couldn't do it??... I think you||
This is just lazy broadcasting with an eye toward make-up and not content.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||It's about playing time for gifted athletes...not education...||
None of Hoke's players are in danger of losing out on a college education. There are plenty of schools willing to give them that as well as a legitimate chance to play if Harbaugh can't do that. Harbaugh didn't sign these guys. They need to meet his expectations.
This isn't about Shane either if Harbaugh told Shane that he was welcome to stay on and compete. It's about the other guys as well (all of whom, including Shane, he hasn't done end of season interviews with yet.)
If on the other hand Harbaugh knows Shane will never be the #2 I sure hope he has told him that because Shane is good enough to start at other schools. Shane is openly stating he is here to play.
Suppose Shane transferred to Northwestern. Would that change your take? I think it would. I'm not underselling a Michigan degree but an undergraduate degree from most all other D-1 schools plus a starting QB job on the football team is equal to or better than being buried on the Michigan bench.
These are athletes not lottery winners. They deserve the right to compete. Given the talent if Shane doesn't make #2 before graduating - there aren't 127 other guys in this country better than him at QB to make that OK in my mind at least.
Harbaugh needs to talk turkey with these guys. They deserve to know where they stand. The music is going to stop and they need to know their chairs.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Just finished reading this thread...I'm not Dawkins but...||
If Shane sticks it out at Michigan and doesn't rise to #2 in that time I will be disappointed with this decision. I say that knowing full well that he has until next fall and realistically until post spring ball to really decide if he should move on or not.
I feel an incoming coach has a right to field players that fit his scheme and reflect his plan. First year is a mulligan. After that the coach has got to make hard calls... there are ways to do that... here's the way.
Playing football in college is a gift. Shane has that gift. His arm is rope (thought not as good as Mallet's was... which isn't saying much as he had the best arm I've seen... but I digress.) Shane did ok vs. Kansas State. He was the #2 this year to start the season (per Harbaugh.) The short of it is ... Shane can play somewhere D-1.
Shane wasn't recruited by Harbaugh. If Shane wants to sit the bench (deeper than #2) to get a degree from Michigan...Reader71 can ream me a new one - but as a Michigan fan - as a Shane Morris fan - that would be a serious loss for college football. There just aren't enough arms in the game to stuff Shane on scout duty as an upper classman.
After watching Baylor ... dang..do we need QBs at all?
Harbaugh needs to help everyone reach their potential and honestly that may not be at Michigan. Harbaugh can help those players who want to play do so elsewhere if need be. As a fan of the game and a Wolverine - I want to see Malzone start. I want Speight to start. I wanted Mignery to start in 2002.
The value of an undergraduate degree from Michigan does not rise above a starting season in D-1 somewhere else. The doors to grad school are open to all. Once a wolverine ... always a wolverine.
I wish Shane the best. Go Blue!
|17 weeks 6 days ago||So... I saw the movie.. no changes required to my OP/post...||
I'm not happy with the movie's representation of fact outside of the title either but it is a Hollywood movie based on a true story so the standard is low. There is no mention of sub-concussive blows contributing to CTE - but I wasn't expecting that either.
CTE may be underreported (yes I do think it is) but not everyone who plays football or suffers a blow to the head well get it. There are complicating factors made all the worse by the nature of the disease.
When we can test for CTE in vivo we will be able to sort this out. Until then....
|18 weeks 12 hours ago||Wow...You can't come away from this video not impressed.||
This guy is going to be sucessful in life. I don' t think I have heard a recruit so loose and lucid.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Two men back shouldn't be a disadvantage...||
The one who doesn't get the ball should be able to pick off a gunner or take/fake a reverse.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Nice post - much to discuss here...||
Politically, economicially and sociologically issues do fall out good vs. bad. In fact attitudes toward football are falling out unevely accross political and social boundaries. The AoF is an unfortunate term but accurate in that people in the know actually think it exists. People don't clamor for change based on insufficient data. What is going on with the AoF is a misdirection in the case of this particular essay (and maybe in all people who purport an AoF.) If it gets people to come to grips with truth then AoF is good. If it gets people to think falsehoods... let's discuss it on its merits. Yes, by all means let's drop that term. But until people in the know do that we need to take it head on.
Aaron Gordon does a nice take down on the AoF and Why Football Matters as well here...it has issues but all opinion does.
We don't know the details of the 4/5*. To the extent we don't we are only conjecturing. I agree it looks good for Michigan especially compared to the Shane debacle.
Concussions as a subset of blows to the head cause CTE as do non concussive blows. There are many factors that contribute to who does and doesn't get CTE. Position played is not a significant determinate (this is counter my intuition) in any study I have read. Data is limited since directed post mortem is required. 3-4% is nowhere near correct given the data IMO but that doesn't mean much.
The nomenclature of CTE is not indicative of it's nature. Traumatic wrt CTE is best determined by its effect not it's severity in force. In the same vein there is nothing Mild about Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. The names used here are unfortunate. Scentists are not smart in all things it turns out. Naming is one of them.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Guilty...||
I went down the excel path for the down and dirty result and made a bad choice. I would fix it along with some silly typos but ROI is small relative to resetting the post date and other glitches that are possible with Live Writer. Opening a Live Writer post with the Drupal editor efs the formatting.
I won't do that again - I take your point.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Threat is not good copy||
Harbaugh is anything but bad copy.
Tagliabue screwed the pooch here dating back to 1994.
Goodell continues the hurt as recently as yesterday. This link got buried but the NFL just backed out of in vivo CTE studies for all the wrong reasons. This is worthy of its own board post. Looks like the NFL wants the tax payers to pick up this bill.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||In terms of this diary that would be Peter Landesman and Sony||
for conflating CTE and Concussion. Outside of this diary I would say $$$ -"Dolla Dolla Bill Y'all".
You will have to ask Jim and John Harbaugh that question as I think they have different ideas. Note the term is theirs.
The answer to this is different depending on who is defending the game (and for what purpose.)
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Real Recognize Real... tell the truth - that is all||
There are known cases of CTE where there is no history of concussion. You can either assume the history is wrong or change your model. You are absolutely right - the common denominator is blows to the head. That is the model for CTE.
Concussion however requires a severe blow. Multiple concussions - especially ones experienced concurrently without time to heal have their own long term issues aside from CTE.
Both problems are fixable. The two are not the same. The solutions are not the same. We can eliminate all concussions from the game and still have CTE. This movie title conflates the two and makes matters worse. As does the NFL's refusal today to fund in vivo testing for CTE. Eliminating conflation decreases the "attack" and gets people on the same page toward both solutions.
Football has more head contact than most all other sports. That is why we don't see this in the same way in other sports. Flag football is great as is 7 on 7.
Constant change in BKMs complicates the CTE and concussion data when compared year to year or decade to decade. The increase to base 300 lb linemen in the 70s is case and point.
The AoF is seasonal because policy and rules are set seasonally. Jim and John Harbaugh made their statements assuming the "AoF" in March and April for good reason. That is when they are meeting with high school coaches to talk about issues in the game and best known practices. That is the season for those sort of discussions. Already the staffing changes are being made for next year. Once staffing is done training, practice personnel and finally gameplans will be drawn out. The AoF policies will be set in this period leading up to spring ball. Right now they are being evaluated.
I think you are overreacting and missing the mark in terms of potential solutions if you don't agree with what I just posted. My data is your impending response. I kid.
|19 weeks 1 hour ago||John Harbaugh posits the AoF as a given...so does Jim||
This from his blog post last April...
The AoF is a conspiracy born from the heads of those that believe in it.
Sony conflates CTE and Concussion by giving this movie its title. Football loses when parents don't understand the conflation and think that their son will get CTE if they are concussed. Sony did this to make money. When they did they attacked football (that is the thought that sprang from my head.)
I don't see a commensurate increase in baseball. This is from the politicizing link I shared in the diary post.
Lacrosse is not shown here. I assume that has a huge uptick. Soccer and Track and Field gain as well. There is no study showing family income in this article, but the losses are disproportionately in northern states. Kids can play both baseball and football due to seasons.
I will have to check this out more in depth.
100% agree on the Beckham hit. Those calls need to be made. The NFL tracks hits on defenseless players. Those are down year on year as of last year. I'm not sure about this season.
|20 weeks 8 hours ago||It's a risk - no doubt...but it's on Harbaugh to take it||
There's too much unknown here. No argument - the coverup is troubling. It's on Harbaugh to bridge that and set ground rules if needed.
I don't want abusive coaches. I'm not convinced that Leavitt is one. Beer for our horses.
|20 weeks 13 hours ago||This assumes character can't change...it can...||
Football == Redemption. It's not a nice sport.
I've been struck several times by football coaches. It gets escalated depending on the circumstance. I've been hit harder, more visciously and to greater effect on the field.
I don't have an issue with this as the administration will vet this duly. Leavitt doesn't need to make a public apology. He needs to talk to the victim and his potential employers.
Convicts can't vote but they can work. Some can even have their voting rights back.
Your horse is high.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Indeed the similarities in game are skin deep at best...||
MAAR, Robinson and LaVert are more likely to step up. Spike cannot be replaced in style or presence with the current roster.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||There is nothing compassionate in watching football...American||
society does, as a matter of course, cast out folks who are challenged because they are outside the norm. No one earns the right to do their job poorly (God Bless Merica).
Lee Corso is lucky to have a job in an industry where, as a matter of course, the standards are so low. The people who care the most about football (active players and coaches) - don't even watch Gameday. The fans who care have been pushed to blogs and other internet sites to get their fix for years.
Where is Chunks when you need him...
|27 weeks 2 days ago||The truth is in the data...but how does this help?||
This sounds like sci-fi at this point.
How does this help kids roughhouse which is where football starts.
If it comes to this - aren't there better alternative sports we should be watching/playing? I see the seat belt analogy, but that doesn't apply to a kids game.
We'll have to wait and see. The sociology and future speak wrt concussions are too dense to have one solution.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||This is useless... 2 days to wife day and I don't know where I||
I need more stats.
|27 weeks 6 days ago||88... 86...either will do... just make it over 20 yards...||
|28 weeks 2 days ago||Because... Harbaugh||
Let's move on from there. Don't spit into the wind. Don't pull the mask...
|29 weeks 3 days ago||Mario out... RJS in... keep on rolling||
Ross will play vengeful in the 2nd next week. I love the depth.
|30 weeks 2 days ago||Who the F&*K cares...||
wait ... I guess that would be another flavor.
|30 weeks 2 days ago||Remember the near riots in South Bend when Willimgham was let go||
... uh wait... he was fired after 3 years. Guess that makes it racially OK. (/s). Seriously though... this is about football - not race. Texas is more concerned with the former than the latter (wrt cc at least) and both white and black Texans are sophisticated enough to differentiate.
That said - there is little in this thread or in the media about football...just win/loss. That doesn't tell the story. We are sensitive because of RR historicism.
I too think it would be a mistake to let him go... but for football reasons nothing else.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||B1G championship + playoff wins that makes it 33%...||
come on... round down NCAA, cut a guy some slack.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||Meat is murder...||
|30 weeks 3 days ago||Blake O'Niell - the D before the D...||
What a stud!
|30 weeks 4 days ago||Peppers is not showing Woodson or Eric Berry Freshman progress..||
but the season is only just begun. He is a year ahead of both due to injury. Hmmm...I don't see anything driving this early entry expectation other than expectations at this point. The Woodson/Berry comparison is a reflection of his upside not his accomplishment.
Peppers is free to make this look silly starting tomorrow. Right now...not so much. Both Woodson and Berry were all conference freshmen and played 3 years
There is no shame or harm in playing 3 years before declaring or finishing out under the current quality coaching and facilities. I don't see what is driving him to declare as a red shirt sophomore.
|31 weeks 3 days ago||Neither did Stanford before Harbaugh...||
just saying. NU has been on the short end of the stick for years with pretty decent teams and coach.
|31 weeks 3 days ago||Greater good?...||
You rooted on OSU vs Mich??? I'm sorry but Hoke was gone regardless and no CC justifies a loss to Ohio State ever.
Neg for this. If I were a mod banhammer would be swift... 56K points and all. This encapsulates a sickness in the fanbase.
OK rant over. Go Blue!
|31 weeks 3 days ago||Are you in Hollywood?||
Many episodes have been filmed in my neighborhood as well.
|31 weeks 3 days ago||He should have pitched at the 42s mark...||
opposing teams have a clear defensive key on Viramontes...and still aren't stopping him...this is good.
|32 weeks 3 days ago||Researchers always state more research is needed...||
it's part and parcel of the scientific method. Almost every paper ever written suggests the need for further research.
When a scientist actually suggests the need for social policy change... that is when the pitch forks come out - not to mention research dollars drying up.
This dance we are doing around the data wrt CTE is complex as hell. Science isn't really helping at the moment given what is known to be true... in my ignorant opinion.
|37 weeks 4 days ago||Joe-Pa Stadium is in the works...||
wait for it.
|39 weeks 2 days ago||The Once and Future King by T. H. White||
A truly great read.
|40 weeks 3 days ago||This is a good point...Witherspoon had previous contact with||
Rutgers which helped. Witherspoon took an online class that didn't pass muster not to mention he was a LC recruit into a RR system. Andersen probably started this recruitment as well for Wisconsin...there is some ability for coaches to work with admissions as long as all i's are dotted and t's crossed (which is hard to do in a coaching change - though this CC was all about this very issue.)
|40 weeks 4 days ago||This comes down to how transparent Wisconsin has been...||
If they laid it on the line then Stevenson could arrange a backup plan. If they are coming from out of the blue then this is crazy.
Clearly Wisconsin is doing admission differently from others. We haven't had a late fail like this in my memory. Demar Dorsey happened fairly quickly as i recall. Granted the issues were much more black and white for Dorsey.
|41 weeks 16 hours ago||Suttons Bay - old system still||
2 minute wait for boat tags. When this system hits small towns...singularity is nye.
|41 weeks 3 days ago||On the Lake in Leelanau...||
measuring 64 degrees in the water outside the cottage... the best AC on the planet. Coming from the NW where it's been crazy/historically hot this is the life. Michigan is where it's at.
As soon as I post this... the rain starts...it's hard being a Michigan fan.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||Agree on disagree - but CTE <> Concussion||
A lack of correlation is a correlation as well...I suppose. I agree if you plot CTE vs. Concussion/TBI you will get a number that suggestive of correlation. If you plot CTE vs. TBI severity or occurence you probably get a number that is less suggestive but still pretty high.. That is coincidence however. Subconcussive blows are a precursor of CTE as well. It's not clear why it develops in some cases and not others. If we take concussions out of the game we are still going to have CTE.
SF Wolverine equates concussion and CTE. That is what I was responding to before stepping into the correlation/causation morass. To address the morass is to define concussion - which in the study of CTE at least is problematic.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||Many people are wrong||
Evidence for past concussion is a problem for any researcher. Coincident yes, often coincident again yes, correlate no. Sub concussive blows are needed precursors as CTE exists in cases without concussion. To equate the two is wrong.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||Concussion <> CTE||
They do not even correlate.
|43 weeks 4 days ago||If you can type out your posts with your beak than it's possible||
MeanJoe is making do w/o thumbs and dexterity.
|44 weeks 4 days ago||No||
Not if the full medical record is shared. Too much liability.
It's odd that Pipkins thinks this is a scholarship issue, but Harbaugh is not going to waste a scholarship (ie a walk on would use it.) This is clearly a serious medical issue (probably concussion related) and Pipkins is not aware of the risk. The fact that he feels fine is not relevant.
|45 weeks 2 hours ago||Fireworks in Munising are second to none||
Great place for a fourth of July pre/post Pictured Rocks.
|45 weeks 6 days ago||Nice site and writeup...||
I will add this to my feed... thanks
|46 weeks 4 days ago||Um... we've done that before... that is where the Zoo got them||
to begin with...
But point taken... Mich could do it if they wanted.
|46 weeks 4 days ago||I say Michigan donates to http://refugeassociation.org...||
in the amount it would take to house and maintain a Wolverine in A^2 and calls it good.
This would probably cost tens of thousands of dollars and have less chance of a negative publicity experience (Wolverines are extremely exotic pets and the care would not only be $$$ - but it could go south at anytime creating a publicity fiasco.)
|46 weeks 4 days ago||This guy looks great... esp. like blocking at 3:25||
If he picks up weight and technique - it's all good.
|47 weeks 2 days ago||Yes... Fuck Cancer...||
Sorry for your loss. 25 years is an inspiration. Thanks for sharing this.
|47 weeks 3 days ago||This is interesting only as a negative portent on Mack...||
|47 weeks 3 days ago||This is where the gold is found in these camps...||
the south is a deep and football crazy place. I hope the fundamentals stick here and this turns into something. I can't believe the coaches had time to review transcripts on such a whirlwind tour for untouted recruits.
|48 weeks 3 days ago||Mystery recruit...|
|48 weeks 6 days ago||Coach seems a bit awkward here...||
There is more to sell and Harbaugh has no excuses to make but he seems to be throwing from his back foot here.
Wins and a lot of work make this go away. Good to see him out making contact.
|48 weeks 6 days ago||He's going for the ball||
|49 weeks 1 day ago||Muggle||
|49 weeks 3 days ago||Phone #s and email are changable/filterable/blockable...||
making a human connection with a possible recruit or advocate is worth taking chances. JH takes chances.
I think he's underestimating trolls. Unfortunately Jim doesn't have the Secret Service to investigate threatening communications like the POTUS does.
All that said... I applaud this move. I question it's longevity given the constraints of time... but dang...there is nothing humanly and legally possible that JH will not do to win.
I will not call or email until Michigan wins the National Championship. Until then he has my silent stamp of approval as HC of Michigan Football.
What is he going to do next week? Hopefully spend QT with his family. He never quits.
|49 weeks 4 days ago||Looking forward to the MSU game...||
The play calling is going to be fun to watch.
I would like to be a fly on the wall in the video room breaking down these spring games. These posts make that happen if only for a few minutes. Personnel get moved around in the spring games but the nuts and bolts of fall offense are installed and reinforced here. This is a savvy way to pick out trends.
Great write up.
|49 weeks 4 days ago||Let it all out Miggle...||
|50 weeks 3 days ago||She is living a good life...tribulation is treasure...||
enjoy every minute with her with the respect, honor and good humor she deserves. Some of my deepest joy and most profound moments have come in the final hours of loved ones who have knowingly suffered before their time. Best to you sadeto, to her and her family.
|50 weeks 5 days ago||One Moran is all you truly need...?||
How about Gussie...that ought to do it.
|51 weeks 2 days ago||Stop watching the show and read the books...||
I thought it was worth every page. I basically stopped all other reading to plow through the series. I don't regret a minute...time well spent.
|51 weeks 4 days ago||I will use your website...||
|51 weeks 4 days ago||Contact info below...||
tss.mgoblog(at)gmaildotcom and we can go from there. Thanks
|51 weeks 4 days ago||Contact info below...||
tss.mgoblog(at)gmaildotcom and we can go from there. Thanks
|51 weeks 5 days ago||Woof...||
|51 weeks 5 days ago||Yada Yada Yada... Mike Scott threw an ungodly split finger||
and yes probably scuffed a ball or two. Monitor the balls more closely... next...
|51 weeks 6 days ago||Defenses adjusted to Kaepernick and he didn't have the||
skills to answer. Harbaugh would have worked that out this year and arguably did last season. The right calls were made. Colin just didn't have the accuracy to deliver the deep and middle routes that would have hit the D where they sacrificed to cover Kaepernick's threats.
Kaepernick's slide is not on Harbaugh. The opportunity to succeed was there. The plan was a good one. Colin is far from washed up and will never be below average, but he is ridden with vulnerabliity until he ups his game.
|51 weeks 6 days ago||I have no issues with Seattle at this point...||
so they didn't hit the PR target. Clark's story is only just begun. There are deeper evils in the game of football than Frank Clark. The only one who can help him is ... him. Leave him to his work, judge him on his actions going forward at this point. If another incident arises... then judgement on Seattle can begin in earnest.
This is Frankly too much... IMO.
|1 year 4 days ago||Portland||
|1 year 4 days ago||Sexualized culture is new||
I'm not saying people didn't have sex in the day but the sexual content young kids are exposed to nowadays makes me blush.
Identification is another issue with heightened and earlier exposure in American culture. I can't really comment on band sub culture.
|1 year 1 week ago||What is the difference between the A and B team?...||
Do they practice together?
|1 year 1 week ago||Yes and No... some people don't have strong family role models||
and those few are sometimes saved by their athletics. Coaches, teammates and school administrators can and do play a vital role in turning lives around - granted it is rare when family values aren't strong.
|1 year 1 week ago||45 comments in and no politics...||
in the meantime...how does this affect Nasier Upshur's top 13? Or should I say 12?
|1 year 1 week ago||The argument for youth football fails IMO...||
This creates a problem for HS, College and Pro in terms of talent.
Tom Brady didn't play youth football, but if no one plays then skills are taught later and talent finds other venues.
There still isn't enough data to plot a safe course for football, but there is no risk free path in life. The issue is with kids who are too young to understand the risk. Already the demographics are skewed to the disadvantaged (which is another lesson of football BTW - everyone is equal on the field of play.)
No one person in my opinion understands the risks... only parts. The rewards for youth football can be garnered in other less risky sports. HS can be played safely... I think...but I honestly don't know. The vast majority of all players are injury free in HS and College...again I think.
The toughness meme is passe. It's time to play smart. Tagliabue set us on this course with a decade of denial. I'm not sure it can be righted in the manner it should. Things are changing quickly now on all fronts.
|1 year 1 week ago||Agree service and sacrifice trump sports every time...||
I don't think JH would take issue with that.
Rather he would say the seeds for both are sowed in sport.
|1 year 1 week ago||The Smart Take from the Strong||
The Basketball Philosophy of Pete Carril.
This not a fundamental or broad theory book like many already mentioned but it has snippets of greatness.
|1 year 1 week ago||I agree...||
...uh...now what do I with the rest of my day.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||This is interesting...||
there's stuff going on that is not common knowledge. I think this will turn out well in the end.
I confused on fit - given the needs of the team. This will make sense though soon enough (excuse me for talking to myself.)
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Historic game...||
harbinger of spread juju.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||It's all about infinity man... and beyond... you just got to||
take that leap...
|1 year 3 weeks ago||He's going to get Jehu kicked off special teams...||
We're likely to see Pipkins line up at gunner.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||They come pretty dirty to make such a slight...||
I love Izzo when he isn't playing 'M'.
MSU props admission... I also loved Mateen Cleaves and of course Magic. MSU basketball has very little to sneer at wrt hoops for a very long time.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Quidditch||
|1 year 4 weeks ago||It seems there's a new plan this year...||
there's more injuries, more yellow pennies and the same smirks/boo boos. Unlike some programs where coaches weigh in on injury, trainers and medical staff are makng calls independently and perhaps, in this spring at least, more conservatively.
The key message here from Harbaugh is a no injuries = good spring game.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Phantom||
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Mason Cole||
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Fake||
|1 year 4 weeks ago||And not able to benefit from a full cycle of S&C||
Very sad. Still the potential is there for something good to happen hopefully.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||The best sport ever...||
We should make a men's, women's and coed varsity team as soon as possible. The sport of the future.
Very post match beer friendly.
Too bad about Easterns... but I have a feeling it was fun as all hell regardless.
I love all the football references in the video.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Center is a very demanding position... new guys struggle||
with 3 to 4 different snapping techniques compounded with multiple QBs of different size and style, not to mention new schemes. There are going to be issues in the spring.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Uh...||
or the defense made sure they lost. /s
A slacker post. It's great don't get me wrong. The crack is mighty. Moar Harbaugh smells like victory.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Wisconsin is my favorite other B1G school...||
The campus is fun. The students and fans are great. I'm glad to see them succeed if it is not at Michigan's expense. Unfortunately some of the success is a problem. It sure would be nice to get a Diamond Stone or JJ Watt and let the Badger wither.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Denard 4ever...|
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Grotuitous Steve Grote Clip for Spike...||
though Nash is the non Michigan prototype...
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Alexey Leonov and Tom Stafford: Famous US-Russian handshake||
This in the backdrop of current US Russian tensions - threatening to limit US space program access to the ISS and Pu238.
Pretty interesting post by the OP.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Good players stay in the league||
They also get drafted in the early rounds. Richardson doesn't prove anything.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||It's not like Michigan has lost any recruiting battles with UCLA||
Cheating pays or people wouldn't do it. If only there was an organization that could...
nm... that''s crazy.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||You should flesh this out into a diary...||
there is something to this madness known as Michigan Football.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||I don't think this presser could be summarized without||
editorial license. There is enough not said to tell many tales.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Agree...||
the shit's getting weird...
|1 year 7 weeks ago||This has merit but a brother has a stake as well...||
we don't know enough of the details to make this judgment. It's not always best to follow the desire of the parents. If the parents didn't want him to go regardless of money they wouldn't allow it. If it's a matter of money - this brother is doing someone a huge favor. It appears in this case it's the latter - albeit from the older brother's POV.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Here here...||
March Madness is now.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||This is all relative to the opportunity cost...||
Hackett's take and execution here is much more interesting than with Hoke. It very well could be time if executed well.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Hungry dogs hunt best...||
coachspeak at its best...to be applied liberally in any sporting context.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||I see two guys who are possible early departures post 2016...||
For all the data - Michigan is no Kentucky. There are different paths here. Michigan has serviced a different demographic.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Sometimes stupid small buttons are stupid||
It would be better to have the up down buttons not so close together as well. Who really cares about points in the long run anyhow?
|1 year 8 weeks ago||This is fair... I take your points... and look forward to 2015||
I appreciate all you've said and learned a ton from your commentary both here and on your site.
Borges was always about the install. We are not hearing that here from Drevno and that's refreshing. It will be interesting to contrast the 2011 season to this year. Borges came in and talked install when he had Denard. Drevno has no starter and is all about playing to the talent. I suppose that is to be expected when you consider that Borges could concentrate on the install without worrying about who would be the starter.
All that said... of course Borges did adapt his playbook for Denard and Devin. The bubble screen meme with Heiko had it's point as well. There are adaptations Borges just did not want to do and didn't. Denard's completion % fall off (and persistent INTs) and Devin's failure to launch make it hard to appreciate what Borges and Nussmeir were attempting. You have stepped into that breech...it's not a fun space to write.
Unlike Chris Brown who cherry picks the latest success and innovation your analysis has focused on the B1G. 2015 should be ripe for the picking.