it's a major award
|6 hours 16 min ago||I'm not sure if this has been||
I'm not sure if this has been posted yet, but my sources are telling me that Jim Hackett will be the interim AD. Former player, CEO, but polar opposite of DB. Very highly respected man out of West Michigan (where the best people come from).
|1 day 2 hours ago||Oh, chill. Arizona has||
Oh, chill. Arizona has played two good teams all year, and one (Oregon) was really beat up. Yes, they beat them and that's a great win. They then lost to a solid but not great USC team and they haven't played anyone else. Remember how awesome we thought our RR teams were halfway through the year? Let him play a few more good teams before we get all jealous.
|1 day 2 hours ago||I agree with this. We really||
I agree with this. We really didn't improve from 2009 to 2010. In both years, we got smoked by the good teams we played. The only real difference is that in 2010, we won our close games (OT against Illinois, beat Indiana at last second, etc) and in 2009 we lost our close games (lsot to MSU in OT, lost to Iowa and Purdue by 2 points each). When you look at those two seasons, they look almost identical. In fact, in 2010, all of our losses (6) were by double digits. We only had 4 double digit losses the year before. And in 2009, we only lost to OSU by 11.
Point is, everyone likes to say how much we were improving, but that was our whole argument for firing him at the time - we weren't. Sure, in 2010 we beat Illinois (barely and because no Juice) and Purdue, but that's the only difference in the record. The differences in the scores suggest we actually went backward.
|1 day 2 hours ago||I agree that bringing Casteel||
I agree that bringing Casteel would have helped the defense. But our offense sucked too, remember? Everyone remembers the RR offense at Michigan being so great, but against good teams it was atrocious. Even in the third year with Denard and Odoms and Gallon and good pieces, we couldn't do anything against the good teams on our schedule.
|1 day 2 hours ago||This is what I remember as||
This is what I remember as well. All of his other assistants followed him despite the pay, but Casteel stayed because he thought he had a shot at the HC job. He should have left, because if he went with RR to Michigan and would have won, he'd be making twice what he's making now at Arizona.
|1 day 2 hours ago||RichRod to Florida would be||
RichRod to Florida would be hilarious. Unless he lights it on fire there. Then it would not be hilarious.
|1 day 2 hours ago||He's been a head coach, just||
He's been a head coach, just without much success. And at SC he wasn't even a coordinator, just a DL coach. He's definitely known as a great recruiter though. So he's basically Hoke, with less HC experience and a drawl that would drive most of AA absolutely nuts.
|1 day 2 hours ago||Not only is AA > Norman, but||
Not only is AA > Norman, but Michigan's athletic department is much bigger than Oklahoma's so this would not be a lateral move, and I'm sure the pay reflects that.
All I care about is who he hires to be the football coach. If you can hire Harbaugh, you've got the job. Maybe Schlissel should hire Harbaugh and let him pick his boss.
|1 day 22 hours ago||We just have to assume every||
We just have to assume every commit has one foot out the door at this point (until they annouce both feet are out). This is what happens with a lame duck coach. Once a new coach is announced, many of them will come back, almost no matter who the coach is. Certainly is always better than uncertainty.
And I said this in another thread already, but if we hire Harbaugh, all of these guys will be back so fast it isn't even funny. Even if they commit to another school. Until then, we're just in purgatory for a while.
|1 day 22 hours ago||That is a very clever post.||
That is a very clever post. You are both funny and intelligent. I'd like to hear more.
|1 day 22 hours ago||I'm going with Malzone. We||
I'm going with Malzone. We need need need one of Morris-Speight-Malzone to become "the guy." 3 good options makes that more likely than 2.
I agree with Newsome at #2. Any other spot can be made up for in the next class if we hire a good coach.
If we hire Harbaugh, they'll all be back and many more will be clamoring to come in.
|1 day 22 hours ago||This response is totally||
This response is totally different and not at all offensive to the people of New Jersey.
|1 day 22 hours ago||You know that non-Catholic||
You know that non-Catholic students attend Catholic schools all the time, right? It's funny how you bring up one Jewish kid and one Armenian Christian kid, as if that's a big deal. Do you think Peppers is Catholic? It's very rare for African Americans to be Catholic.
You know Jewish kids go to Catholic schools all the time, right? Not just for sports. In most big cities (where high concentrations of Jews are typically found) the Catholic schools are some of the best schools, from an academic and college prep standpoint, and are usually more cost-effective than non-religious private schools.
Take a look at Josh Rosen out here in LA. He's Jewish, and he attends St. John Bosco because it's a big time football program. The star running back for Notre Dame HS in Sherman Oaks, CA (who now plays for Cal) last year was Khalfani Muhammad, who is also not Catholic. This is not a new nor uncommon phenomenon.
|1 day 23 hours ago||Even if we knew about it, it||
Even if we knew about it, it doesn't matter. If a kid was ineligible and never played a down of high school football, we could still recruit him and he'd be just fine.
|2 days 5 min ago||Brian Kelly had one big||
Brian Kelly had one big advantage at Cinci that Dantonio didn't have: he followed Dantonio. MD had UC trending upward and had started recruiting some talent. BK just picked up where Dantonio left off. When Dantonio got the team, they sucked. When Kelly got the team, they were ready to break through.
|2 days 8 min ago||It's not that cut and dry.||
It's not that cut and dry. Lots of NFL coaches go back to college, and the reason isn't always that they "failed." Some coaches just feel they're better suited in college and/or that they'd rather deal with college coaches.
If Harbaugh leaves SF, he can either take his dream college job (where the money would be comparable, and the job security would likely be much higher, provided he doesn't stink) or he can take over a floundering NFL team where it's 50/50 he either turns them around or is looking for a job again 2-3 years later when Michigan's (hopefully) is not available.
I'm not saying it's a sure thing by any means, and the biggest determining factor is inside of his head - whether he prefers coaching in the NFL or college. If he sees himself as an NFL lifer, then we don't have a shot no matter what we offer. If he thinks college is where he'd rather be, then we're a shoo-in.
|2 days 15 min ago||I agree. Patterson is going||
I agree. Patterson is going nowhere. He has no reason to leave and already makes a lot of money (3.4mil I believe) and I'm sure that would go up after this season if teams came calling with more (and even if they don't). There is lots and lots of money in Dallas.
|2 days 35 min ago||As an official (as I am,||
As an official (as I am, albeit at the high school level), you are taught to make a number of assumptions when offciating. Sometimes these are based on down and distance, sometimes based on the point of the game, or sometimes based on keys that you are reading.
Like the poster above said, you can always pick up a flag. Sometimes a flag will be thrown on intentional grounding when the ref thinks the ball doesn't pass the LOS or that the QB was out of the pocket, but then is later picked up after officials confer. If that pass hadn't gone past the neutral zone, the officials could have picked up that flag (or if they didn't, he'd have an argument).
I find it silly that he points out a rule at the beginning, which is later broken, and shows this as the smoking gun simply because of when the ref threw the flag. His argument is: Sure, we broke that rule, but it wasn't 100% broken when the ref threw the flag. Not that the rule wasn't broken.
So is he arguing that the refs were looking for a penalty (that was actually committed)? I don't see why that's a problem.
|4 days 12 min ago||I agree with this. It's not||
I agree with this. It's not the clapping that people are pissed about, because when we were winning, the positive reinforcement was a good thing. And just because you don't want Hoke as the coach anymore, doesn't mean you have to rip on everything he does. Clapping as players come off the field isn't exactly uncommon, either.
|1 week 1 day ago||But if he knew that it was||
But if he knew that it was legitimate, then this evidence wouldn't sway him. If I saw something with my own eyes and later someone posted that they didn't think it was real because of an FOIA request, I wouldn't think I was duped.
So this either means that he knew his source was weak, or more likely he knew it was false before today. Even in the case of the former, his first post in this thread would be more along the lines of "I'm going back to my source right now to get to the bottom of this because I believe I was right."
|1 week 1 day ago||I agree with you. WD's||
I agree with you. WD's response makes it sounds like he knew it was fake. Had he responded with "No way - this is BS I know this is legit" and threw the AD under the bus, I'd feel differently. But he went right to "well I guess I was duped."
I didn't believe it in the first place so I'm not upset about it. But if you're going to "report" something like that, you need to either know for a fact it's legit it take the blame for it. Passing the buck and blaming the person who "duped" you is a little weak.
|1 week 1 day ago||The most surprising thing||
The most surprising thing here is that when a message board poster says that the DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS of a major university emailed a fan telling them to find another team to cheer for, everyone believes it, and does so until an FOIA request reveals it was false.
This just shows how easily people will believe negative things about people they don't like (and I'm sure the opposite is true as well). I believe that's confirmation bias.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Dan Mullen can't get as many||
Dan Mullen can't get as many of the high "star" guys at Miss St., so he has done a good job of identifying which of the lower rated guys will outperform their ranking. That doesn't mean that if he coached at a big time school he would tell the 5-star kids to take a hike. RichRod still recruited 5 star talents, and sometimes got them. But he was also able to identify guys at certain positions that were either above their ranking or that fir his system well (like Odoms or Dileo). That didn't mean he passed on the legit 5-stars, like Sammy Watkins or Dee Hart.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I do not think that is||
I do not think that is Brian's point. He's saying that true NFL guys (not like Jim Harbaugh, but like Jon Harbaugh) very rarely make good college head coaches.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I can attest to this. This||
I can attest to this. This is the only post you've made that I agree with 100%.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||You can't count OSU twice.||
You can't count OSU twice. OSU is their best win (which I compared to Stanford). ND's next two would be USC and ASU. Who are MSU's next two? Nebraska and who?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||The Big 12 winner, whoever it||
The Big 12 winner, whoever it is, will have played more tough games than the Big 10 winner, so I don't think that extra game will make much of a difference. At that point, 11-1 and 12-1 are functionally the same.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||First of all, I don't think||
First of all, I don't think every opinion he has is the opinion of the "suits at ESPN." Secondly, the suits at ESPN aren't the ones picking the teams. Thirdly, I don't think the "suits at ESPN" want two teams from the same conference anyway. They want to draw in fans from all over the country.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I like that idea, and I think||
I like that idea, and I think that's very likely to be the case.
There is too much guessing from year to year how good a given conference is compared to another, but they don't play each other enough to know. So is a 11-2 champ from one league better than a 12-1 champ from another? Who knows? Let all of the P5 champs in and the next 3 best will get in. If you're the second best team in a really good league, you will get in. And if you are in a league where everyone beats up each other but you come out on top, you still get in.
The only problem I can foresee is when there is a conference championship game where one of the team is clearly not worthy but pulls that game out. Like a few years ago when 8-5 Wisconsin beat Nebraska and went to the Rose Bowl. You'd still have to let that team in then.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Changing QBs makes a huge||
Changing QBs makes a huge difference in how an offense runs. They don't have a viable back up. Receivers are only good if the QB can get them the ball and a running back is only good if there is some run/pass balance. If we can stack the box against them, they won't do much.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||But ESPN radio shows have||
But ESPN radio shows have very little connection. Most of them are regional, and even the ones that aren't are just expressing the opinions of the particular guys on that show. Just because Mike Greenberg or Colin Cowherd think a second SEC team is deserved, doesn't mean "ESPN" thinks that and just because those guys say it doesn't even mean they believe. A lot of what they say is for the sake of discusssion and ratings are little else.
That said, ESPN owning the SEC network hes little influence over this. ESPN has primary broadcasting rights to most of the conferences (including the Big Ten) and most of the big SEC games are actually aired on CBS. And if they had any agenda on the playoff, it would be to get the best ratings, and an SEC team playing a Big Ten team would get far better ratings than an SEC team playing another SEC team. You want to draw from a broad viewer base, not a limited one.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||The defense is not as good as||
The defense is not as good as last year. And I don't think the offense is enough better to say that. I agree that they were better last year.
Keep in mind that part of the reason MSU got better relative to their competition last year as the season went on is that they never suffered any major injuries. Injuries can often play a major part on how well (or not well) a team does at the end of the season. Oregon has been a very healthy team the last few years, but this year they have numerous injuries on the OL and they are a completely different team.
If MSU can be equally fortunate this year, they have a shot. But that's out of their control and statistics suggests some of their guys will get hurt. Who those guys are can play a big role in how their season finishes.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Here's why I thought it was||
Here's why I thought it was so good:
First, he took the ball away from the defender. The defender was in great position to either pick it or at least bat it down, and that wouldn't have been Funchess's fault. But he was aggressive and took the ball. He didn't just catch it, he took it.
Secondly, he still had to bobble it as he was running full speed and getting bumped by the defender, yet he kept the body control and concentration to finish the catch.
Maybe that's not "ridiculous" but that's a pretty darn good play, all in all.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Did you watch the Miss St||
Did you watch the Miss St game? They didn't look all that great either. A couple times, the pro-SEC announcers (Gary Danielson and Verne Lundquist, I believe) said how they didn't feel this looked like 2 of the 3 best teams in the country.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||But MSU's best win would be||
But MSU's best win would be against an (at best) 10-2 OSU, and absolutely nothing else to hang their hat on. ND would at least have ASU and USC, both of which will be better than MSU's next best win. And their loss would be better as well. At FSU will be viewed as tougher than at Oregon, who isn't looking incredible lately.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||That's fine for radio shows,||
That's fine for radio shows, but the committee will not care what people on ESPN talk radio shows think. The point of those shows is for discussion.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||If Oregon wins out they're in||
If Oregon wins out they're in over MSU, but I don't think they will win out. I don't expect a Pac-12 team to be in it.
I have a hard time seeing a Big 12 winner being lower than 12-1, and I think it will be Baylor. The Baylor-OU winner has a good shot and at 12-1 would get in over MSU.
I agree that the FSU-ND winner is likely in, especially if it's ND. They have a tough schedule, so even if they drop one they will be one of the better 1-loss teams. But to be honest, I think there's a really good chance both ND and FSU get in.
Obviously the SEC winner gets in, but I'm not sure another SEC team does. Either way, a 1-loss SEC team gets in over 1-loss MSU. It's still possible there just isn't another one of those, though.
So, no, I don't think MSU gets in. There's just a lot of uncertainly around most other individual teams.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I would certainly consider||
I would certainly consider Darrin Kirkland a not-commit.
This will happen for the rest of the season. Guys will either full-on commit elsewhere or be on the fence and at least look elsewhere. Then we will hire our new coach. Some of the on-the-fence guys will come back, some will have moved on, and some new guys will jump on. All in all, it will be worse than it was 2 months ago, but luckily it's a small class anyway so no hige deal.
The new guy will be a bunch of recruits simply by being the new guy at Michigan, and whether or not he wins will be the determining factor long-term, just like it always is.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||We tied it up with him in||
We tied it up with him in there, remember.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||What was he medicating with?||
What was he medicating with? Jager? If yes, then yes.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||So because you know people||
So because you know people like you describe, that makes all participants like that? Do you think it's possible that at least some of the participants have the support of their friends and family?
My wife has ran multiple marathons and other long races and each time she took a lot of time for herself to do it. But I didn't care because it was important to her and I would hope she would support me in the same way if I chose to do something like that (I will not). And our boys are proud of her.
I'm not saying there aren't plenty of selfish people like how you claim. But your first post suggested all participants are like that and as many here have told you, that just isn't true.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I chose other because I think||
I chose other because I think the best play was McCray's play on the fake punt. That was incredible. It's tough to ask a guy who stands on the sidelines all game to come in at certain times and play heads up football like that. If PSU converts there, it might be a whole different game. They at least get a FG out of it I bet.
If I had to pick from one of the ones in the top 10, I would say either Clark's sack near the end zone or James Ross setting the edge (which looks fine to me). When I watched that live I thought it was a great play by Jake Ryan (it still was a good one) but Ross really deserves most of the credit there. Great play.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I think it's awesome because||
I think it's awesome because he's on my team. But if it was another team, I would still think it's funny. Because it's funny. it's not offensive or anything. I would think it's less cool because I think everything is cooler when Michigan does it, but I wouldn't have a problem with it from anyone else.
Bo would probably not approve. But then again, Bo coached at a different time too. Bo probably wouldn't like texting recruits. So if Bo coached today, he might approve.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Agreed. Not only is our O not||
Agreed. Not only is our O not great, we were playing without Magnuson, Green, Chesson and Khalid Hill (plus a hobbled DG). Considering the circumstances, they did fine.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||The offense came to play.||
The offense came to play. Outside of the one bonehead throw by Gardner that led to the INT and the drives where either Bellomy was in, we moved the ball OK against a good defense. If Gardner plays that whole game healthy we win by double digits.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Agreed. I've never been||
Agreed. I've never been against RR having success, but with all of the "look how bad Michigan is and how good RR is doing" articles, I want to see USC win by 50.
|3 weeks 23 hours ago||I'm sure all schools have||
I'm sure all schools have some rule breakers, but some schools are much better at turning a blind eye to this stuff (or even facilitate it) than others.
And I've never read anything compelling that funneling money to players wouldn't result in a competitive advantage.
|3 weeks 23 hours ago||But I disagree with you on||
But I disagree with you on that. The victims are the schools whose players aren't breaking the rules. Just like doing PEDS isn't victimless. If UGA is more desirable to recruits because their players can make money selling autographs, then there is a victim and that's everyone else.
|3 weeks 23 hours ago||Have you ever thought that||
Have you ever thought that maybe the NCAA keeps enforcing these idiotic policies because the people they report to (the university presidents and athletic directors) don't think they're idiotic?
Maybe coaches don't want to deal with this stuff. "Sorry I was late for practice coach, my autograph session went late. Gotta make that money, right?"
|3 weeks 23 hours ago||And this is where we||
And this is where we disagree. I think boosters paying players would be a major problem. I don't want players to weigh "how much I'll get paid in college" in to where they decide to play college football, for a lot of reasons.
|3 weeks 23 hours ago||Sometimes it might be, but||
Sometimes it might be, but that doesn't make it OK to break the rules. If I sell drugs to feed my family, it's still against the law, even if my reasons for doing it are noble.
|3 weeks 23 hours ago||But in your scenario, you||
But in your scenario, you could still have random boosters (or groups of them) bidding like crazy on the auction, and the problem isn't really any different. You would just have to make a ton of rules on this to limit any faul play and there just isn't enough enforcement to enforce those rules.
It's hard to enforce a rule when it's "do this but not this or this or this or this." It's easy to enforce a rule that it "don't do this is any way at all."
|3 weeks 23 hours ago||Sure, but that would most||
Sure, but that would most definitely happen. If boosters are attempting this when it's against the rules, it would be all over the place if you make it legal. I don't think the rules were put in place to keep a player from making a couple hundred bucks. But you have to draw your line somewhere and the easiest place is "zero."
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Ideally, that sounds fine.||
Ideally, that sounds fine. But I don't think anyone truly thinks it would work that way. You're a 5-star? If you come to my school I'll buy more of your likeness than anyone else. Sure, other schools have the opportunity to have their boosters do the same, but that's not really what the schools want college football to turn into.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Really? So let's say your||
Really? So let's say your company drug tests. It's a great job that you've always wanted. You think that rule is stupid, so you keep getting stoned. They test you, you fail, and you get fired. Is your employer the stupid one here, or are you? Full disclosure - I'm a long time pot smoker, so I have no bias against it.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Even then, I think the NCAA||
Even then, I think the NCAA wants to discourage rules that would have players picking a school based on who can promise them the most money.
It's one thing to say, "Come to Alabama where we'll make you the best at your sport so you have the best chance to make a bunch of money" and "Come to Alabama because our boosters will buy as many t-shirts as you can sign and for the highest price."
|3 weeks 1 day ago||That would be a start, but it||
That would be a start, but it doesn't stop a booster from saying "I'll take 50,000, please" or a booster promising a certain recruit that he'll set him up with a different autograph event every weekend.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Not every NCAA rule is about||
Not every NCAA rule is about making the player bettter at football (in fact most aren't). Giving Chris Webber thousands of dollars didn't make him rebound any better, did it? It provides a competitive advantage because it may have encouraged Gurley to go to Georgia (unlikely) or encouraged other players to pick Georgia (more likely) because of the money they could make selling their autographs.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Maybe. I think that would be||
Maybe. I think that would be tough to pull off, but either way that doesn't exist right now, and obvisouly that's not what Gurley did.
So often players break rules that are very clear, but somehow it's the NCAA's fault for having the rule, not the player's fault for breaking it.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||It just sounds like people||
It just sounds like people are against boosters giving players money, but are OK with boosters giving players money if the player writes his name in cursive on some memorabilia. I don't see those two things being all that different.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||That depends - are you||
That depends - are you competing against writers from other schools and are their rules in place (that your schools and all of the others agreed upon) to make sure there is a level playing field?
People make this analogy to music or business or all these other things. The difference is competition. If you are just doing it on your own, then of course there are no rules. But if you are getting your scholarship because you are competing with other schools, there will always be rules in place to make sure there is some level of competitive balance. That is a good thing. Whether you agree with the particular rules or not is different, but "the NCAA" didn't write and approve those rules, the schools did.
People act like the NCAA is some organization that exists to piss off the schools, when it's the schools that empower them.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Out of curiosity - do you||
Out of curiosity - do you think it should be OK for an Ole Miss bagman to give Laquan Treadwell thousands of dollars to pick that school? I'm curious as to where you draw the line between "good rule" and "fucking dumb as shit."
|3 weeks 1 day ago||People get mad when the NCAA||
People get mad when the NCAA doesn't enforce their rules. Now you're mad that they are? I don't get it.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Has it been? They gave up 38||
Has it been? They gave up 38 points to South Carolina, and although Florida only scored 17 in regulation, they scored 2 TDs and a FG in three OT periods which is why they lost. The other teams they played were just bad so it's hard to take anything from those.
We'll see if the D is any good starting in a couple weeks.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I agree I'm surprised he||
I agree I'm surprised he wasn't mentioned. If guys at D2 schools or D1 coordinators are mentioned, why not this guy? He's a HC in a major conference, and he has big time Midwest ties (and a name that carries a lot of weight because of his family).
I'm not saying he needs to be the top candidate, but he needs to be at least in consideration, provided he doesn't bomb the rest of the season.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||His recruits are, yes, but||
His recruits are, yes, but the majority of guys playing are not. He only has two of his recruits starting on D, and only about 4 on O, though a lot of the non-starters at the skill positions are his guys and are getting a lot of touches.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Obviously he going to say||
Obviously he going to say that. He would be out of his mind if he said, "thanks to this big win, I plan on taking a better job as soon as the season ends." Not only would that submarine all of his recruiting efforts and piss off the fans if he chose to stay, but it would likely make him look like an asshole making other teams less likely to approach him.
So I put absolutely no weight in comments like those.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I said a similar thing||
I said a similar thing farther down the thread. 3-3 through that would make very interested and 4-2 would be so impressive that he would immediately be the hot coach in the country.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||The SEC East is not all that||
The SEC East is not all that weak - still tougher than any division outside of that conference. Georgia is very good and Mizzou and SC are borderline top-25 teams, even though SC has faltered a bit. Outside of Vandy, there isn't an easy win there, and unfortunately for UK they got Florida before they started falling apart.
That said, I don't disagree with your overall point. If he can contend there, he looks like a solid candidate at least.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||No reason to guess how he'll||
No reason to guess how he'll finish out his season. We aren't hiring him now, we would (hypothetically) hire him after those games, so we can just wait and see what happens then judge him based on the actual results.
I agree with you - they have 6 tough games to finish out the season and only 2 are at home. So that's the test. If he goes 3-3 or better over that span, he's now a coach really worth looking at. But even going 2-4 through that looks pretty good if you're a UK fan because it means you either had a huge home upset (UGA or Miss St) or you won two games on the road against solid or better teams (the worst of those being Mizzou, Tennessee or Louisville). Let's see how he does, but he's certainly worth following, in my opinion.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Give me a break. HIPAA or||
Give me a break. HIPAA or not, employers are going to take this stuff into account, especially for a huge job like head football coach. And they should. You want to avoid as many reasons as you can to need to hire a new coach again in a few years. Age is one of those. Health is another.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Not applicable. Herschel||
Not applicable. Herschel Walker is not human.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I'll give my two cents -||
I'll give my two cents - boycotting is dumb. Support your team. Everyone's displeasure with Brandon has been amply voiced. The regents/president are going to do something or they're not. If you love your team, show up.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||That would be as appropriate||
That would be as appropriate as like half the posts here lately. Which is not at all.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Never? If your fandom is tied||
Never? If your fandom is tied to the team's success, then that is a fair weather fan, in my opinion.
I love Michigan and I love football. At no point will I stop watching the games. This is not meant to be a fandom contest, but some people give up on their team when they're bad and others don't. Decide which group you want to be in.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||If you don't want to watch||
If you don't want to watch Michigan when they aren't winning, that is up to you. But if that doesn't make you a fair weather fan, then what does? Does that idea just not exist to you?
I'm a fair weather Pistons fan. I really don't watch or follow them much outside of checking the standings when they aren't good. I dont love them enough to watch them lose. However, I watched or listened to every Tigers game that season they lost 119 games.
Being a fair weather Michigan fan doesn't make you a bad person or anything. But you can't say "I'm not going to support a team this bad" and "I'm not a fair weather fan" in the same breath.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Exactly. It's like everyone||
Exactly. It's like everyone needs to make their own funny joke thread. It's not funny.
Just because the team isn't good doesn't mean the blog needs to go to shit.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||See above. How does this||
See above. How does this remind you of Tressel?
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Oh for fuck's sake.||
Oh for fuck's sake.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||The message is conveyed.||
The message is conveyed. Being a fair weather fan accomplishes nothing.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I played against Noel Dean in||
I played against Noel Dean in high school, he's a great coach. You guys had a QB in like 2000 or so who was good. Didn't throw like Nichols (or much at all) but ran that veer option to perfection and if I remember he was a load.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||All indications point to||
All indications point to Brandon being out before Hoke. If we're having coaching search, it almost certainly means we've already had an AD search.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I don't think Patterson is an||
I don't think Patterson is an option. He already makes big money at TCU (3.4 mil) and would get a raise if he had another big year and/or had another big school after him. And I don't think he's a guy Michigan a throws 6 millions/year at, which is likely what we would need to do to pry him away.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Not all lower divisions are||
Not all lower divisions are the same. Huge difference between D3 and D1-AA. D3 coaches are glorified HS coaches.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||A little premature on that||
A little premature on that one. Their only losses are both very close and to good teams (ND and USC), with the ND game on the road in poor weather. Let's wait and see how the season finishes out for Stanford before making a claim like that.
I find it funny that once a coach has one 9-3 season, all of a sudden they aren't any good.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Until this year (which is||
Until this year (which is only 5 games old) the only success Patterson has had was from before he played in a Power 5 league. Sure, he dominated mid-major football for half a decade, but that might not be enough to warrant a job at a school like Michigan. In his first years in the Big 12, he hasn't done well. They were 4-8 last year, for example.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Ross's loyalty to Michigan||
Ross's loyalty to Michigan isn't going to trump loyalty to his own interests? Don't be so sure. Donated a quarter of a billion dollars would suggests he puts Michigan's interests above his at least some of the time. If making money was more important to him than Michigan's success, he would have kept all of that money in the bank.
Clearly the guy has a ton of interest in Michigan being successful in a lot of ways, and he helps that by doing the only thing he can - give money. What if he could do something else? Help get Michigan the HC they so badly need? It wouldn't surprise me if he'd rather see Michigan get Harbaugh because he can always lure another big time coaching candidate to Miami if he needs to. Michigan would have a harder time.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||University of Montana's||
University of Montana's official name is Under Saskatchewan University. I believe.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I'd say a month. The nice||
I'd say a month. The nice thing is, unlike the football coach, there's no reason to wait until the end of the football season to fire him. Even if you know you fire Hoke, you probably wait until after the OSU game, just for the players. But if you fired Brandon a month before that, you could have your new AD in place by the end of November, he can fire Hoke and then have a month or so to find and hire his replacement.
Anyone being considered for the Michigan AD job will have a short list of HC prospects before he's even given the job, so that process can be quick.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Do we not think that that's||
Do we not think that that's going to happen?
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I agree with that. But those||
I agree with that. But those southern kids he's recruiting are also being recruited by the other big time programs in the South, so he's doing something right. Not every kid on their squad is from Louisiana, either.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Did I miss something or did||
Did I miss something or did that article not say anything? It just speculated about why Les Miles would want to come to Michigan and cited the same reasons (reason?) as the last two times.
I don't really disagree with the article, and I agreed with that notion the last two times, that Les Miles was a possibility and might want to come to Michigan.
He didn't either time before. The first time it made a lot of sense not to since he was about to win the national championship (and he did). He didn't the second time either, but the following year he played for the national championship again, so both times he knew he was sitting on great teams.
Now he's getting older and his team (although promising for the future) isn't as dominant as either of the last two times. Maybe this is the time he decides to make the switch and finishes out his career up here. I'd be OK with that.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Hell, they haven't even won||
Hell, they haven't even won the Pac-12 recently.
EDIT: I decided to go back and check. They won the Pac-12 2009-11, but not any time before of after that. Technically they shared it with Stanford in 2012, but Stanford was the Pac-12 rep in the Rose Bowl. In this illustrious stretch, they have 2 BCS bowl wins to show for it. I doubt they get a league title or a BCS bowl (or whatever the equivalent will now be called) win this season.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||First of all - any of the QBs||
First of all - any of the QBs who were considering Oregon would immediately be considering Michigan. And some that weren't but would still be a good fit.
Shane could run that system. He can run, and he actually passes better when he's on the move. Speight might not be the best fit, but then again maybe not. He's a load to bring down and although he's not as juky as Mariota, he can still run with it.
Let's not assume right away that any of our QBs would be a poor fit for that offense.
|4 weeks 22 hours ago||This post will not get the||
This post will not get the love it deserves. But it will from me.
|4 weeks 22 hours ago||I think we would all be happy||
I think we would all be happy with Helfrich, but I don't think anyone expects that to happen. Helfrich was given $1.8mil because he had never been a HC and hadn't had any major programs offering him a HC spot. Oregon wanted to keep their train rolling so they liked him, but they knew they didn't need to shell out the bucks to keep him in Eugene.
But the second a big time program offers him money, Oregon will match it. In fact, saving money on him now allows them to shell out for him if it ever comes to that.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||I'm not sure people said Hoke||
I'm not sure people said Hoke was underqualified, and if they did it was unreasonable. Hoke had been a head coach for 7 or 8 years after spending a similar amount of time as an assistant for us. That's not underqualified.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||I'm sure their success is not||
I'm sure their success is not attributable to him too much, but that's not the question. It's whether he has learned enough coaching under Chip Kelly (for 4 years) and now Helfrich (2 additional years) to duplicate that success here. Helfrich and Kelly might be the big reasons Oregon has been successful, but Frost might have been in their brains enough to bring that same system to another school with comparable success.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Recruiting at Michigan is||
Recruiting at Michigan is easier than recruiting at Mississippi St. You are no one's first choice there, even when the team is winning. In his time at MSU, Mullen has brought in around 3-4 4+ star players per year. It would not be hard to do better than that here.
Yes, dealing with the media is easier there than here.
Sure, Mullen has been in the South for a decade now, but my point was that pulling him North isn't taking him away from his roots. It certainly matters where he was born. That doesn't mean he wants to leave the South, but someone from the North is more willing to come here than someone who wasn't.
I'm not saying he would for sure go 10-2 in the Big Ten. But what I'm suggesting are that his teams that went 7-5 or 8-4 in the SEC would have gone 10-2.
I like Mullen as a candidate in the event the Harbaughs or Miles don't come. I think he's the best option of the ones presented above.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||You're right, I was getting||
You're right, I was getting them confused, or just thinking of them as one person.
Then I like him less. This is his first stop as a HC, and was only a high-level DC for a short time. We can do better.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||That's not what I said. But||
That's not what I said. But he's a great fit there and has been there for a long time now. He has very little reason to up and leave that situation.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Mullen would leave. He can||
Mullen would leave. He can field the same exact squad, but got 10-2 in the Big Ten instead of 7-5 or 8-4 in the SEC, and get paid for doing it. Plus, he can probably field a better squad because he wouldn't have to settle for only southern kids the big boys didn't want. He can grab some southern kids the big boys do want, plus kids from all over the country who always consider playing at Michigan.
EDIT: And it's not like Mullen is a Southerner either, which would make him a tough pull. He's from the East Coast and has Midwest ties having coached at ND and BGSU (and he played his college ball in PA). So it's not exactly foreign territory for him.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Not a bad idea. Was||
Not a bad idea. Was underwhelming at Arizona, but has done OK since then. Also, a lot of his recruiting at Kentucky was done in Ohio, so that's a bonus. I'd be OK with him under consideration.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I wouldn't consider||
I wouldn't consider Wittingham succesful except against us, Bronco Mendenhall is not leaving BYU and he did not leave off Gary Patterson, who has also not been that successful as a Power 5 HC.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||It's too bad this post didn't||
It's too bad this post didn't address him.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Rich Rodriguez? Just kidding||
Rich Rodriguez? Just kidding kinda.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||FYI - I don't want to start a||
FYI - I don't want to start a whole thread on this, but I have it on good authority (guy who was both a captain and an assistant coach under Bo and who lives in Oakland County) that the regents are meeting tonight and it's most likely heads will roll as a result.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||That would be sooooo Michigan||
That would be sooooo Michigan if we miss on our top candidate because our wealthiest alumnus/donor hired him instead.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Our fanbase is far worse than||
Our fanbase is far worse than those. Why would Urban be scared off by OSU's fanbase? They are insanely supportive, maybe to a fault. They are the opposite of us. They think nothing has ever gone wrong. We think everything has always.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||I'm not necessarily in the||
I'm not necessarily in the "Keep Hoke" camp, but I agree with almost all of your post. I agree that whoever is Hoke's replacement might not be any better and may just delay the comeback (just like the last time) and I agree that if we won that game, we'd be giving Morris credit for being tough and gutting it out just like we did with Gardner last year.
|5 weeks 43 min ago||You say this like the NCAA is||
You say this like the NCAA is working against the schools. The NCAA does what the schools want them to do. The schools aren't in favor of much of this stuff, or most of them aren't. Things might change, but a lot of what fans want are simply things schools don't want, yet everyone blames "the NCAA."
|5 weeks 44 min ago||The difference there - you||
The difference there - you aren't competing against musicians from other schools. That's why it's entirely different.
The NCAA exists for fairness. You might not think that everything is as fair as it could be, and that's fine. But the schools all voted on these ruled, that's how they're passed. The schools think playes shouldn't get paid because it would uneven the playing field, not just because they don't want kids to have money. The NCAA doesn't care about a musician because he's not competing with musicians at other schools so he can grow weed in his basement for all they care.
|5 weeks 4 hours ago||Yeah - I highly doubt Lloyd||
Yeah - I highly doubt Lloyd Carr is taking orders from Dave Brandon. There may be plenty they agree on, but when they don't, I can't see Lloyd Carr doing anything because Dave Brandon told him so.
|5 weeks 4 hours ago||This all excalates in weeks||
This all excalates in weeks after a loss. So every week that we win, the circus will be less, even if we just beat a team we're supposed to (unless it's an Akron type game where we almost lose to an awful team). But since they are all Big Ten games, as long as we win, that week won't be so bad.
|5 weeks 4 hours ago||They might. The former||
They might. The former players tend to have very strong opinions of things, and we all love that when it goes along with what we want (ousting Brandon) but remember that was one of the big things hindering RR when he was here too, and that might not have been such a good thing.
|5 weeks 5 hours ago||I highly doubt John Bacon is||
I highly doubt John Bacon is just regurgitating stuff he read on Gregg Henson's site. I'm not a Bacon fan at all, but I think he's smart enough to not do that.
|5 weeks 5 hours ago||There aren't 25 in a class,||
There aren't 25 in a class, because I'm sure the guys who sign with Michigan and then transfer to Ferris State don't get included. The M football team graduates somewhere closer to 15 guys a year, so that would be every guy for the last 30 years. Seems dubious.
|5 weeks 5 hours ago||I agree with your last point,||
I agree with your last point, which is why I agree with Wahoo above. Comparing him to Hitler is dumb, no doubt, but it doesn't by itself negate everything else that was said. Does it call into question the judgment or intelligence of the writer? Sure. But someone with poor judgment can still be full of knowledge, correct knowledge.
|5 weeks 6 hours ago||Michigan is a small fire too.||
Michigan is a small fire too. We are not in the spot we were when RR took over. We have lots of talent on both sides of the ball and will be returning possibly 11 starters on offense. The right coach should be drooling over that.
|5 weeks 6 hours ago||Those blinds are just awful.||
Those blinds are just awful. Does he also live in 1988 or what?
|5 weeks 22 hours ago||This is baseball, though. We||
This is baseball, though. We can have it all. Especially if it looks like Carrera is the guy who replaces Torii in the everyday line up.
|5 weeks 23 hours ago||As long as we do it on a||
As long as we do it on a night Sale is starting. Would be awesome.
|5 weeks 23 hours ago||It just doesn't feel the same||
It just doesn't feel the same without Brandon Inge here, you know? Like something's missing.
|5 weeks 23 hours ago||I want the Tigers to sign||
I want the Tigers to sign Sheilds this offseason. He can be our Scherzer replacement.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||There has been only one thing||
There has been only one thing related to Michigan football that has embarrassed me. It's not the coaches or the players or anyone in the AD.
It's the fans. Michigan fans lately have been the worst group I've ever seen or been a part of in my life. Bitch bitch bitch bitch bitch. I used to think Michigan had the best fan base in the country, but that's just because we were winning a lot then. Now I realize we're no better than any other team, but likely worse because everyone is so spoiled. If you want to cheer for a team only when they win, I don't know what to tell you. There's probably still time to jump on the Alabama bandwagon.
|6 weeks 23 hours ago||Boy, Fresno St is awful. Now||
Boy, Fresno St is awful. Now I'm not worried about Saturday at all..Utah should have beaten them by triple digits. At halftime.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||I guess it's a good thing we||
I guess it's a good thing we didn't opt for SeaWorld - Helena then. Fhew!
|6 weeks 1 day ago||I agree with you 100%. SD||
I agree with you 100%. SD beats the pants off LA in almost every category. Cost of living, at least coming from where we live, is comparable.
And although she has the open offer to transfer there, we still have the issue with my job and we own a house in LA so it wouldn't exactly be a seamless transition. We've basically said that if I ever have an opportunity within my job or with a different company to move to SD we'd jump on it.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||All good suggestions, thanks||
All good suggestions, thanks guys. The boys love the beach, and the weather should be back to not crazy this weekend. I love La Jolla as well, and seeing the seals might be a good way to gear up for Sea World the next day.
They're also going to their first ball game Friday night at Petco. We won't be there long, but it's a more kid friendly park than Dodger Stadium so it should be fun.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Close. My 4 year old is||
Close. My 4 year old is styaing at Sea World for the rest of the day with my wife, and my 16 month old is coming back with me to nap. Luckily, we have a suite so he'll be napping in one room and I'll be watching the game in the other. He's also a heavy sleeper.
That said, I agree with you. I'm a loud person and an even louder football watcher. My wife can be heard during games saying "No, daddy's not mad at you, he's mad at the TV." In this instance, however, the quieter I can be, the more uninterrupted football time I get, so I might just watch with a sock in my mouth or something.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Thanks for the suggestions!||
Thanks for the suggestions! We get a yearly pass to the LA Zoo every year and although I know the SD Zoo is better, I only have about an hour and those boys go to the zoo about twice a month as it is.
And I can't do a UM bar for the games because the only way I'm getting out of Sea World is so my son can take a nap and I can't exactly leave him in the hotel room to go to PB. Though I love PB - I rented a beach house there for my bachelor party.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Thanks guys - I only have||
Thanks guys - I only have about an hour or two to kill and I'll have a 4 year old and a toddler with me so any adult things are out.
I've been to Craft and Commerce before because the last time we were in SD we stayed in Little Italy. It's unique - but sometimes you just want to order something normal and you just can't do that there.
I think Seaport Village is a great idea - it's right across from our hotel so we can walk, hang out for a bit, and head back.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Michigan wins in a shut out,||
Michigan wins in a shut out, 24-10.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||That's a solid indication,||
That's a solid indication, thanks a lot.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Yep. My wife has a work||
Yep. My wife has a work meeting in SD on Friday for lunch so we're all going down and doing a little Petco Park and Seaworld. I'm leaving Seaworld after lunch to put the baby down for a nap (my 4 year old will stay there with WolvmominLA) and watch the game and the person at our hotel front desk said the room gets ESPN but not ESPN2.
I've got both boys by myself for a few hours in the middle the day Friday. Any pointers on stuff to do that might be walking distance or short drive from the Embassy Suites downtown/gaslamp?
On a related note, my wife has an open offer to move to her firm's SD office, so I may become WolvinSD at some point.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||If the "we" you're referring||
If the "we" you're referring to is the consensus at MGoBlog, then "we" like absolutely nothing.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I will be in San Diego, and||
I will be in San Diego, and since that's Pac-12 country and we're playing a Pac-12 team, all signs point to me getting it on ABC, but I want to confirm that or figure out how to rearrange some plans.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Is this smart? Nope. Is it||
Is this smart? Nope. Is it that big of a deal? Nope again. Even though he's a public figure and even though he has a history of poor judgment, he's still a college guy. This is pretty low on the "dumb things guys do in college" spectrum.
I probably would have done it naked, on a dare. From myself.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Agreed. That's a very funny||
Agreed. That's a very funny post.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I have to imagine it does.||
I have to imagine it does. I've enjoyed some pretty worthless shit while stoned. I can't believe that even the awfulness of Ohio is powerful enough to overcome good bud.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||It's a good rule. Each team||
It's a good rule. Each team gets to choose once. The coin flip just determines who chooses which half.
It's not just for an opportunity to berate a college kid for doing something stupid, because that can happen at any point during the game (every week there are plenty of college kids doing stupid somethings that fans berate). It's a rule of fairness. And like any rule, if you'd like to forego your fairness, you have that option. Just like you can decline a penalty against your opponent.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Fresno State is bad. They||
Fresno State is bad. They weren't nearly as good last year as their record suggested (they lost to SJSU and Rutgers took them to OT), were pummeled in their bowl by a mediocre USC team and the only reason they were decent was because they had Derek Carr who is now an NFL starter.
And Idaho St is very bad, and even they were able to move the ball OK on Utah.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Honestly - that might be a||
Honestly - that might be a little too big. Their OL I mean. For guys who aren't super tall, that's a lot of weight to try and move around. There's a reason even NFL OL aren't that big.
The fact that their RT is only 6'3" is nice - he'll have a hard time handling whoever we put over there to rush the passer, likely Beyer and Taco.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||I'm not sure it's such a bad||
I'm not sure it's such a bad matchup, especially if our DBs are healthy again by then. They put up a ton of offense against UNLV in week 1, but have looked pretty pedestrian since then.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||If we play in a crappy bowl,||
If we play in a crappy bowl, please play in a crappy bowl in California.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||RichRod ran a jumbo package||
RichRod ran a jumbo package with both Campbell and Quintin Washington in the backfield as lead backs.
|7 weeks 22 hours ago||Yeah - I read that site for||
Yeah - I read that site for the first time last week about an hour before lunch, and I was so hungry that I ordered for 3 at the restaurant I went for lunch, and ate it all. And then I wanted nothing to do with that website for at least a few hours.
|7 weeks 22 hours ago||This seems like a weird place||
This seems like a weird place to buy BBQ sauce/rubs, but I was at Lowe's last night and I was looking at grilling stuff and I noticed they sold a bunch of Stubb's stuff. Not their entire selection, for sure, but a decent amount. If you can't find it at grocery stores, it's possible the Lowe's by you has it.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||I would not say Paterno did||
I would not say Paterno did what he was "supposed to do." He did the bare minimum of what he was required to do and that's not the same thing. He absolutely turned a blind eye. He knew about what happened, and when his higher-ups did nothing, he took the "well if they don't care, I don't care" approach, rather than being disgusted by it. If I had even a sneeking suspicion that my friend/co-worker was up to that kind of stuff, I think I'd go a little further than my bare minimum legal requirement.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||2 ways it helped the program:||
2 ways it helped the program:
1. They got to keep their DC who was a very good coach. Had they fired him like they should have, his replacement may have been inferior, and there would have possibly been a blip through the transition.
2. The media shitstorm surrounding the firing would have made PSU look bad an affected recruiting. By covering it up, you avoid TONS of (deserved) bad publicity.
So yes, their transgressions absolutely gave their program a competitive advantage compared to a program who handled it properly. PSU had a choice between doing what was right, and what was best for football and they chose the latter. That's why they were punished.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||God this blog is a depressing||
God this blog is a depressing mess after a loss. It's like reading mlive comments. Holy shit.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Does he? Because that would||
Does he? Because that would be cool. We know for sure that Charlie Munger does, and if Buffett is 12 levels above Kelly, Munger is 11.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Agreed. Depth is a part of||
Agreed. Depth is a part of football. injuries, suspensions and other kinds of absences are all part of the game, and a big part of putting together a great football team is having enough quality depth to overcome them when they happen. This has happened to us on numerous occasions, and I promise out opponents didn't feel bad about beating us shorthanded.
|8 weeks 3 hours ago||No way. You'll be with a||
No way. You'll be with a younger, hotter wife by then.
|8 weeks 20 hours ago||He could take over for||
He could take over for Babcock in like 15 years.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Without looking, is this a||
Without looking, is this a Temple of Doom reference? Because that's what I thought too.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Agreed. I fucking love this||
Agreed. I fucking love this addition to the blog. I'm going to spend a lot of time on that guy's BBQ blog.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||BrewMom gettin' kinky.||
BrewMom gettin' kinky.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||A new Hyundai is more||
A new Hyundai is more expensive than a Corvette convertible? I know Hyundai is making nicer cars now, but come on.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Colt Lyerla was really||
Colt Lyerla was really fucking good. One of the better TEs I've watched in a decade. Too bad he screwed it up.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Considering Friday is just a||
Considering Friday is just a walk-through most likely, you're probably right. That's not much time to shake the rust off or practice against what we're running.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Wow, you dug deep for that||
Wow, you dug deep for that one. Time well spent.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Really not that big of a||
Really not that big of a deal.. You knew he didn't really mean it was a Legends number by his inclusion of "ish." This is newsworthy in that it tells us what number the new kid will wear. We do this for football all the time.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||That's interesting. How do||
That's interesting. How do you find that out?
EDIT: Probably the tab that says "voting details" that I've never seemed to notice until now. Got it.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Yes - for a regular redshirt,||
Yes - for a regular redshirt, one play will burn it. However, in a situation like this it's certainly possible to get a waiver, especially if he truly only played one snap.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||They also has a punt return||
They also has a punt return TD called back on a dumb penalty that didn't impact the play (players helmet came off and he didn't stop playing).
So what if their points came off turnovers? That's part of football. MSU's D outscrored their O through like 3 games last year and that turned out OK for them.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||I think a lot of the pictures||
I think a lot of the pictures I view on the Internet are wrong.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||But maybe ND announced||
But maybe ND announced Collinsworth because it was very obvious when he went out and the ND reporters immediately picked up on it. For whatever reason, no one picked up on the Morgan injury, maybe because he didn't lay on the turf for a while and LB rotates so much people just assumed he was benched in favor of younger guys in a blowout.
But why does that matter? If Hoke has a good reason for not disclosing it, that doesn't change just because ND decides to disclose their injury.
Most of your post makes no sense. We all get why it wasn't disclosed. Why does that mean we can't question anything the coaches do? Do you think maybe we don't question this one because we either don't care or think it's a good idea? Personally, I hope our coaches never disclose any of this stuff. Why? We'll find out soon enough, and if I don't know then it's possible our next opponent doesn't either.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Penn State, who was lucky to||
Penn State, who was lucky to beat UCF, is ahead of us. Unbelievable. That's why these polls are stupid.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Better definition: one is||
Better definition: one is made up of people who know but don't pay attention and the other is made of people who pay attention but don't know.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Seriously. There's wrong and||
Seriously. There's wrong and then there's charblue wrong.
Beat writers get to know what the people they cover want them to know. That's the nature of the job. If Hoke doesn't want his opponents to know a certain bit of information, I hope he doesn't say it to the press.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah, he pronounced "devotee"||
Yeah, he pronounced "devotee" differently than I do. But I'm not gonna tell someone else how to pronounce their own name.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Yes, Norfleet is fast. He||
Yes, Norfleet is fast. He was a track star in high school, and you don't do that by being quick. To run even the 100 well you need to have good top end speed.
He might not have crazy speed, but he's probably faster than all of our receivers save Chesson.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||I liked the first De'Veon||
I liked the first De'Veon Smith TD run, the one without Kalis. It just looks like when he's about 10 yards out or so he decided he was scoring, put his head down, and made it happen.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Um, Tom Brady is the best QB||
Um, Tom Brady is the best QB ever.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||This video reinforced what I||
This video reinforced what I felt after watching the game - and that's that Smith is the better back. Green had about twice as many touches, but it looked like more of Green's runs did nothing compared to Smith. Smith had fewer runs go nowhere and more yards after contact. Against better defenses where the holes are smaller, I think Smith will be the better option.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||I'm not sold on Hackenberg||
I'm not sold on Hackenberg yet. I bet as an upperclassman he'll be one of the best QBs in the league, but not so much yet. Everyone looks at that huge yardage total, but be couldn't punch it in. He was great between the 20s, but that was mostly because his receivers got wide open, and then when they got close he couldn't make it happen. UCF is a decent team, but they don't have defenses like M, MSU or OSU.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||It would likely boil down to||
It would likely boil down to how many teams in that 20-30 range get upset next weekend. ND would drop below us for sure, and 15 SC plays @ 11 Stanford, so one of them will fall as well. And I think we'll be ahead of Washington tomorrow because they had a tough time with a bad Hawaii team.
My guess would be more like 20 if we win, again, depending on how other games shake out.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||So, obviously I did. That||
So, obviously I did. That was educational. Whenever you think to yourself "that can't be a thing, right?" it's probably a thing.
EDIT: Similarly, don't google "goatse." It was mentioned in the urban dictionary definition for Lemon Party. I didn't know what that was, and I wish I stil didn't.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||If we beat ND we'll be higher||
If we beat ND we'll be higher than that.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Then it's no wonder Armenians||
Then it's no wonder Armenians want to kill them.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||I think a good handful of the||
I think a good handful of the guys you mentioned would be better. If Sark hadn't been the OC at USC before, he wouldn't be the slightest bit considered and SC people would be furious. There are at least a solid handful of accomplished coaches who would leave their current gig for the kind of money SC throws around. Hell - they gave Kiffin 4mil a year and he hadn't done anything. Would a coach with actual accomplishments get 6? I don't see why not, and many guys would leave their job for 6 million and a chance to coach USC.
To be more specific - both PSU and Washington hired better coaches this past offseason than SC did, and who knows who might have left if the check was big enough. Art Briles is another name I'd consider.
EDIT: And my post above wasn't saying whether or not SC had better options when they hired Sark. Maybe they really didn't. But the poster I replied to said he liked what Sark did at Washington, and that's what I was refuting. Because he didn't really do much.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||In order of suckiness, from||
In order of suckiness, from most to least:
Rudy the player, Rudy the person, Rudy the movie. The movie still sucked though, as anything about Notre Dame tends to do.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||No way man, I like to pick||
No way man, I like to pick the side that makes SC look bad, and worry about the information as it comes out. Then I can change my mind, if I want to.
So Sark, and likely his entire coaching staff as well as most of the SC student body, is brutally racist. Well, that last part might be true, actually.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Roseboro would be a big time||
Roseboro would be a big time pick up. Yes, please.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||I've read this post a number||
I've read this post a number of times now, and I think you have too many negatives. I think you mean to say that if you never hear it again, it will be too soon. Right?
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Sark didn't do a whole lot at||
Sark didn't do a whole lot at Washington. He turned them from awful to decent pretty quickly, but never took them beyond that. I'm still surprised USC hired a guy who hasn't been a HC at a high level at any point yet. I don't mean at a high level school, I mean coaching the school at a high level.
Last year was his best season, and he still didn't beat anybody. Unless you count unranked BYU in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl. Not exactly a guy a program like SC should be looking at.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Armenians are most certainly||
Armenians are most certainly considered Caucasian, so I don't think that's a good point to make.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Rudy sucked.||
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Sure, but you can blame||
Sure, but you can blame someone at USC (may or may not be Sark) for running with the story before doing the slightest amount of fact checking.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Not to sound creepy or||
Not to sound creepy or anything...but I think I recognize your wife's eyelashes.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||They recruit comparably to||
They recruit comparably to us. Which means quite well, but also doesn't mean everything. 4 star recruits, before they're ready, aren't usually very good. Experience usually outweighs talent, but to be a "good" player you need some combination of both.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||I'm officiating a JV game||
I'm officiating a JV game tonight between Hart High School in Newhall, CA (school where Brady White plays) and somebody else. Might be some D1 guys not on varsity yet I can scout. Though as a new official I'll probably just be concentrating on my job.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Exactly - I'm the same way.||
Exactly - I'm the same way. I'm in such a zone during those games that if they switched to Japanese halfway through, it would take me a few minutes to realize.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||"I was wrong to lie about||
"I was wrong to lie about this. I will not, however, be telling the real story." Basically.
EDIT: Also interesting how a kid from Palmdale, one of the lowest income areas of greater LA, has the money for an attorney like that. Unless he's an SC alum and is giving the kid a price-break, but that could be seen as a booster giving benefits to a player. Huh.
EDIT 2: No educational ties to USC. From NY, Yale undergrad, JD/MBA from Columbia.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||I've got a full hundo on Shaw||
I've got a full hundo on Shaw being in charge of an interracial child porn ring by the end of the Louisville-Miami game.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||I agree with you. This goes||
I agree with you. This goes double if you live in Southern California where there are pools everywhere and a goddamned ocean.
We put both of our boys in swim lessons at 6 months, and our oldest could jump in the deep end and swim across the pool before he turned 4. So many of their friends will have pools or boats or will go to the beach that it seemed like a no-brainer to us.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||I wouldn't put Hurst in a||
I wouldn't put Hurst in a goal line package - he's smaller than any other DT we have. I'd put Mone or Wormley in there instead, guys who just won't be moved.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Must be the case. Palmdale,||
Must be the case. Palmdale, where his nephew was struggling, is probably 100 miles from downtown LA, where Orsini is (quite nice apartments, I might add), so he drove a long way with two sprained ankles.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Exactly. Had he said, "I was||
Exactly. Had he said, "I was being dumb and jumped off a balcony" we wouldn't be talking about this right now. He would still get in trouble, but he wouldn't be a laughing stock.