is there such a thing as an etsy genuis? if so, this is it.
|1 day 3 hours ago||You and everybody else.||
You and everybody else.
|1 day 6 hours ago||Oh, please. Have you never||
Oh, please. Have you never said something you know isn't true just to get under somebody's skin? If I told a guy on the court/field that I was going to fuck him up or bang his mom, that's just trash talk. It's very unlikely I'm going to do those things. That's how that stuff works.
If you're not a trash talker or never played football, I understand why you don't get that.
|1 day 16 hours ago||Yes, she fucked up. She's||
Yes, she fucked up. She's also been our leader all year. No reason to dwell on it. Our other star has made it a habit to give up 3 early runs, yet people want to blame Romero.
Look - we're in the national fucking championship and we lost by one run. Let's not get carried away here. We played a very good team too.
|1 day 22 hours ago||WD is right - this could be||
WD is right - this could be #1 vs #2 and it would still be on FS1.
|1 day 22 hours ago||There's no snubbing - it's||
There's no snubbing - it's just about which network the conference has a contract with. This game is at Utah so it goes to their network, FS1.
|2 days 25 min ago||I'd say his offer list||
I'd say his offer list matches his rating. He's barely a 4star and has a handful of upper level offers but no elite offers outside of the region. About what you'd expect.
|2 days 27 min ago||Since a couple others have||
Since a couple others have already answered your question - does that nasty cut remind anyone else of our last big APB recruit, Fitz Toussaint?
|2 days 1 hour ago||I like Enis as the Hybrid||
I like Enis as the Hybrid Space Player that Peppers is going to play. He's very athletic and has plenty of size.
|2 days 1 hour ago||Depends on how you view the||
Depends on how you view the Crystal Ball. Are you taking it as gospel? Then yeah, you're going to be disappointed a handful of times every year. But if you're just taking it as a good indicator, then there's no reason to stop looking at it.
|2 days 18 hours ago||Look at the big brain on Gil.||
Look at the big brain on Gil.
We all know what the bowl was actually called. But many of us chose to continue calling the game the Citrus Bowl even when it was renamed the Capital One Bowl.
|2 days 18 hours ago||Yeah, apparently my Seth's||
Yeah, apparently my Seth's autocorrect is overactive and mine is the opposite.
|2 days 20 hours ago||LSU's pitxher's last name was||
LSU's pitxher's last name was Hoover.
|3 days 15 hours ago||My argument is that having||
My argument is that having the highest payroll doesn't guarantee anything, so I bet that data would support my argument. The years we went to the WS we didn't have the 2nd highest payroll, did we?
|3 days 15 hours ago||Pitching changes are good.||
Pitching changes are good. Drag this thing out.
|3 days 15 hours ago||Ah, I wondered why the||
Ah, I wondered why the Dodgers have won so many World Series titles in a row.
|3 days 15 hours ago||That's certainly the silver||
That's certainly the silver lining. But if that's the case, I'd still rather this game end at like 2am or later.
|3 days 16 hours ago||Worst case scenario here is||
Worst case scenario here is LSU winning a run rule victory.
|3 days 16 hours ago||Agreed, but we will make as||
Agreed, but we will make as many adjustments as they will. So that's a wash.
|3 days 16 hours ago||Oh come on. I'm not saying||
Oh come on. I'm not saying Dombrowski is infallible or anything, but we've won the division, what 4 years in a row? We've been in the World Series twice in the last decade and our season this year is still looking very good despite lots of injuries already. No team in baseball save the Giants or Cards have had that kind of success in the last decade.
|3 days 16 hours ago||But that doesn't make any||
But that doesn't make any sense. As both teams become more familiar with each other, the talent becomes more important. When there are fewer variables, the remaining ones become highlighted.
|3 days 16 hours ago||When you're the more talented||
When you're the more talented (and more rested) team as I believe Michigan is, the more times you play the better your chances become.
|3 days 16 hours ago||Typically I agree with you on||
Typically I agree with you on the southern girls thing, but I wasn't super impressed with Auburn. I thought UCLA was better.
|3 days 16 hours ago||Was just going to say that.||
Was just going to say that. She's the early favorite.
|3 days 16 hours ago||Betsa shut out #6 Alabama||
Betsa shut out #6 Alabama just two games ago, remember.
|3 days 16 hours ago||Exactly. When I first moved||
Exactly. When I first moved out here I went to see the Tigers play in Anaheim a couple times a season. I'm 0 for about 8 at this point. It seems like they never win here.
|3 days 16 hours ago||LSU is a really good hitting||
LSU is a really good hitting team - Osorio will get her innings tonight.
|3 days 16 hours ago||The West Coast teams are||
The West Coast teams are typically hotter than the rest, but I'd put Michigan up against any team left in that department. That Kelly Christner, boy.
|3 days 16 hours ago||I agree with this. After||
I agree with this. After playing two today, one of which will end so late, I can't imagine they put together two solid games tomorrow against a rested team. Plus - I know we're better than Bama, I'm not sure we're better than LSU because we haven't seen them yet.
That said, in what I've seen, I think Bama is the better team, so I'm good with either one. But the fact that Bama has played twice today is what tips the scales.
|4 days 1 hour ago||I sell medical equipment, and||
I sell medical equipment, and although I love my job, if I were to do it again I probably would have gone through with med school. I work very closely with a lot of urologists and they all seem to love what they do.
|4 days 6 hours ago||Is it too late for Hutch and||
Is it too late for Hutch and Harbaugh to have a beautiful Michigan love child?
|6 days 20 hours ago||Not at all like||
Not at all like buying/selling a house. Typically that is just the highest bidder. This is a situation where he was chosen on his merits as the best option. It's super weird to pull an offer just because someone asked for more money.
|6 days 20 hours ago||I agree that it could mean||
I agree that it could mean that you are negligibly better than option #2, so they went to that guy next. That's a really dumb thing to do though because what if he/she negotiates as well? Do they keep going down the line or do they call you back?
I also agree with those who said that this is fucking dumbfounding. Negotiating salary is commonplace or even expected and I've offen negotiated a salary I was happy with just to show my vigor. I've literally never heard of an offer pulled for this reason unless you were really insulting (and that doesn't sound like the case).
|1 week 4 hours ago||I was under the impression||
I was under the impression that Meyer was in favor of them (or OK with them). I've never heard him lobbying against them. And with big money making schools like Michigan, ND, Penn State and Oregon in favor, the NCAA will have a solid fight on their hands.
|1 week 1 day ago||It's all relative. I'm not||
It's all relative. I'm not saying the parity in lacrosse is as good as every other sport, just that it's a lot better than it used to be.
Hockey is different just based on the nature of the sport. They are very low scoring games where one team can get hot and beat a few teams they aren't actually better than. That's harder to do in lacrosse.
In the last 2 of the last 4 years we've had teams win the lacrosse national title for the first time. I don't expect that to continue at that rate, but I do think we'll keep seeing new teams in the tournament and the elite 8 will start to jumble up more from year to year.
|1 week 1 day ago||Not true. Lots of athletes do||
Not true. Lots of athletes do all the things you mentioned and also pay tuition. Brian Cleary and Bo Dever attend all the same practices Countess did, and they're paying tuition (out of state, in Dever's case). If Dever wanted to bail on his team, I'd be less upset about it.
|1 week 1 day ago||So do you think this move is||
So do you think this move is in the team's best interest? If you believe what you just posted, this is equally wrong. Countess is thinking about himself, not the team.
At some point, public perception made it OK for kids to put themselves in front of their team. "He should do what's best for him." At one point, players had a team-first outlook. That doesn't happen anymore.
|1 week 1 day ago||They don't owe the fans or||
They don't owe the fans or schools anything? The kid got a free degree. If it wasn't for the school or fans, that wouldn't have happened. You're entitled to your opinion as well, but mine is that he owes us to stick around.
I get upset when coaches tell players they can't stick around, and I'm equally upset when players do the same to the coaches.
|1 week 1 day ago||And I'm going to OB on||
And I'm going to OB on Thursday. Maybe I'll have an OB while I'm there.
|1 week 1 day ago||Interesting. Care to||
Interesting. Care to elaborate?
|1 week 1 day ago||Well, an OB is just an||
Well, an OB is just an obstetrician, and not all OBs are OB-GYNs. An obstetrician is a doctor for pregnancy and a gynecologist is a doctor of the female reproductive organs. Many are both, but some are just one or the other.
|1 week 1 day ago||I really don't like these 5th||
I really don't like these 5th year transfers. I wish these kids would play for the team they committed to. I'm not wishing Blake any ill will, but you play for Michigan, not Auburn.
|1 week 1 day ago||It's a regional sport. There||
It's a regional sport. There aren't a lot of teams near us nor a lot of recruits. Michigan travels to be able to play the best teams and to allow the girls they recruit to see them. There is not the same motivation for other teams.
|1 week 1 day ago||And Michigan would get||
And Michigan would get smoked. These kids spend all year playing beach volleyball out here - it's a way of life. I know Michigan has other sports where they recuit almost exclusively out of state, but this is a sport that's really hard to train for in the winter. If you grew up playing beach volleyball, you aren't going to play at a college that isn't near the beach.
|1 week 1 day ago||But there is way more parity||
But there is way more parity now than there ever has been. Look at OSU - relative newcomer to postseason success and not from a tradition lacrosse hotbed, but was able to make the tourney as an at-large and (kind of) beat up on two-time defending champ Duke. And the crazy thing is they had losses to Detroit and Marquette, two new or new-ish D1 programs from the Midwest. You've got non-powerhouse teams like Albany, Colgate and Brown (who do not recruit with the likes of Hopkins or Duke) hanging with everybody this year, Towson was the worst team in the tournament and they still gave 1-seed Notre Dame all they could handle.
I don't agree that there's no parity in college lacrosse. That was a problem before, but not now. Of the 8 first round games in the tournament, only 2 had the higher seed handling the lower seed and 3 of the 8 games were upsets. In a sport with only 60-some teams, that's pretty good. About 1/5th of the teams in D1 lacrosse had a legot chance to win it all. As a percentage of the total number of teams - that's parity.
|1 week 1 day ago||And the cool thing is that||
And the cool thing is that Glendening, Larkin and Abdelkader are all Michiganders.
|1 week 1 day ago||He didn't mix anything up,||
He didn't mix anything up, his post was accurate. The top 8 teams are seeded beyond just being the #1 seed in their region. His post was correct.
|1 week 1 day ago||Thanks for the update. This||
Thanks for the update. This is a kid people were really hard after, and for seemingly no reason other than the sites were high on him initially. Another example of "football coaches know more than Rivals analysts do."
|1 week 1 day ago||Agreed. High school lacrosse||
Agreed. High school lacrosse is absolutely enormous out here and half of the top club teams are from California. You put the top kids from those 10 schools together right now and you have a competitive 4-5 schools.
I said this above, but with the speed that high school lacrosse is growing, finding talent for start up D1 teams will be no sweat. There are more "D1 level" kids than there are D1 spots.
|1 week 2 days ago||Well it's getting both ESPN2||
Well it's getting both ESPN2 and ESPNU - two channels are better than one.
|1 week 2 days ago||More boring than soccer? The||
More boring than soccer? The score right now is 5-3 in the first half, when does that happen in soccer? Also lots of big collisions, rather than a penalty every time they touch each other, like in soccer.
And there is a shot clock. The refs put it on when the offense takes too long. If you like soccer, that's your prerogative, but lacrosse is an action-heavy sport. If you don't like the sport, stay out of our thread.
|1 week 2 days ago||Normally I would always cheer||
Normally I would always cheer for the Big Ten team, but I like the idea of a new team winning it and Denver has a lot of CA kids which I obviously like. Denver is definitely looking like the better team in the first quarter.
|1 week 2 days ago||There hasn't been||
There hasn't been traditionally, but that is changing. Loyola won the national title for the first time a couple years ago, and Denver can today. Add in Notre Dame who was #1 for a big part of this season and OSU making noise in the tourney and there is a lot more parity now than there was 10 years ago. That is going to keep increasing as the sport grows at the HS level much faster than D1 teams are added.
|1 week 2 days ago||Thanks - I'm not super||
Thanks - I'm not super familiar with that area. I just knew they were very close.
|1 week 2 days ago||Super weird that UC Santa||
Super weird that UC Santa Barbara's regional is in Lake Elsinore, CA. That's at least 3 hours away, maybe more.
|1 week 5 days ago||Since this year. They're in||
Since this year. They're in the Big Ten for all of their D1 sports (which is just lacrosse). Hypothetically, if they had another sport go D1, I'm not sure how it would be handled.
|1 week 5 days ago||The great thing about the||
The great thing about the Final Four is that it's either non-traditional powers (at least geographically, it's getting harder and harder to consider ND or Denver in that group) or Big Ten teams.
|1 week 5 days ago||OK this is a funny post.||
OK this is a funny post. Actually laughed out loud. Thought you deserved more than just an upvote.
|1 week 5 days ago||That's way up there - almost||
That's way up there - almost Oregon. Very, very pretty and certainly plenty removed from all the hustle.
Just so people get an idea of where this is in CA, this is about 250 miles north of San Francisco, maybe more depending on where you are. So think about going to "Northern California" then driving 250 north of that. Very, very pretty country.
|1 week 5 days ago||I agree that not everything||
I agree that not everything about the two schools is equal, but from a football/academics standpoint, MSU is way ahead of Ole Miss. Oxford alone isn't bringing in all those 5 stars. There are lots of schools in pretty college towns who have a hard time getting 4 stars to commit.
|1 week 5 days ago||Golfing with my Greek||
Golfing with my Greek friend George tomorrow morning, then having a pool party/BBQ is my backyard on Sunday with my wifes family (because mine is in Michigan). I'm cooking this:
I've done it once before and everyone loved it some I'm doing it again. I don't do the slaw part (just because it's more work) but the pulled pork comes out amazing. I buy slider buns and throw out a few different sauces (BBQ, 1000 Island, buffalo, anything else in the fridge) and it goes over really well. If you're eating around lunch time, you need to start smoking pretty early, but it's totally worth it.
EDIT: Does anyone know how to post pictures on a Mac? I knew how to do it on my PC, but without my right click button I don't know how to get the picture thing I need to C&P. Thanks.
|1 week 5 days ago||Agreed. One is often too||
Agreed. One is often too many.
|1 week 5 days ago||FHRITP.||
|1 week 5 days ago||This year, there were 10 more||
This year, there were 10 more D1 lacrosse teams than hockey teams, and the biggest difference there is that the teams that dominate lacrosse are predominantly large fanbse schools (Duke, Maryland, Syracuse, Notre Dame, UNC, etc) and although hockey has a lot of those as well, a lot more of the successful hockey schools have a limited, local fanbase (Minnesota St, North Dakota, Duluth, Providence, Omaha, St. Cloud). Hockey has a handful of Power 5 schools, but only a few of them (Michigan, Minnesota and BC) are perennially at the top. Once more Power 5 schools add lacrosse as is rumored, this gap will only widen.
As far as college baseball - that's never really been that big, and it's certainly not getting any bigger. There are some parts of the country, or certain fanbases, that love their college baseball, but even now I wouldnt' say it's #3. Only the craziest of fans care about it before the CWS.
|1 week 5 days ago||That's the way it had been,||
That's the way it had been, but it's no longer like that. Many of the big hockey states now prefer lacrosse and lots of states outside of the tradition lacrosse geography are going crazy for the sport.
College baseball is what it is and will likely never get bigger and outside of only a few states no one cares about college hockey. Hockey also has far fewer big-fanbase schools running it.
However, the most populous states all have big time high school lacrosse (and therefore lots of lacrosse fans) and those states (California, Texas, Florida) will all have college lacrosse soon (technically FL already does, Jacksonville). D1 hockey additions are extremely rare but D1 lacrosse adds a few new teams every year.
Lacrosse is not a regional sport any longer. Last weekend was the NCAA quarterfinals which had two games in Denver and two in Annapolis. The attendance at the Denver site was actually larger (and not because of who played: both Maryland and Hopkins played in Annapolis).
|1 week 5 days ago||But if you're saying "the||
But if you're saying "the clear-cut #3" then I agree, but I still think that will happen within one decade rather than a few.
|1 week 5 days ago||Sooner than a few decades -||
Sooner than a few decades - depending on who you ask (or how you measure it) it's the #3 college sport right now. Gets national TV more than hockey, baseball or softball I bet.
|1 week 5 days ago||I'm glad they're pumping||
I'm glad they're pumping money into lacrosse. I think that will be a good investment when lacrosse is a money maker and we're ahead of the curve in terms of facilities.
I've heard a few lacrosse broadcasts this year where the announcers mentioned how awesome Michigan's lacrosse facilities will be, that they'll be the best in the country, and neither time was during a Michigan game. We're making a splash.
|1 week 5 days ago||But you know they'll just||
But you know they'll just switch to Izod when they offer us more money.
|1 week 5 days ago||So does it follow that the||
So does it follow that the lacrosse team will be using those facilities (particularly the stadium) for the 2018 spring season? That would be cool.
|1 week 5 days ago||Seriously. Computer science||
Seriously. Computer science and nothing else is a pretty ridiculous schedule to deal with.
|1 week 5 days ago||Good enough to attract||
Good enough to attract attention, sure. But they are like MSU but with worse football and worse education. They are clearly not one of the blue bloods of their conference, but at least MSU has actual recent success beyond "had a solid year going until injuries." Yet MSU is psyched at getting more than about 3 4-stars in one class and Ole Miss is bringing in 5 stars by the boat load, including the #1 overall player in the country a few years ago.
It's not the quality of football bringing those guys to Oxford.
|2 weeks 20 hours ago||In related news, Anibel||
In related news, Anibel Sanchez forgot how to pitch.
|2 weeks 22 hours ago||Both would count as one of||
Both would count as one of your 25 guys you add that year. Neither of these happen often enough to worry about too much. If there is a transfer who could contribute, it would be well worth one of your 25, and walk-ons would typically work like they do now - when you can't fill your 25, you can give one to a walk-on.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||This is the answer, and I'm||
This is the answer, and I'm afraid it makes way too much sense to ever happen. This solves all of the problems - no need to "push" guys to transfer or medical or anything like that. It also encourages teams to recruit guys who will stay eligible and out of trouble. So if you recruit a bunch of idiots, you have to live with that. You can't just make up for it the next recruiting cycle.
Also, if teams do it right and average > 85 guys on scholarship at any given time, more kids are getting free college. Nothing wrong with that.
Literally the only downside here is that you will have some teams with disproportionately more players than others. But if the biggest complaint is that we're rewarding teams for keeping players around and eligible, that's a good concession.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||No they wouldn't. Guys who||
No they wouldn't. Guys who can contribute never get medicalled. This actually helps that - if you have a guy with an injury, there's no dilemma. Keeping him on the team has no impact on recruiting in subsequent seasons.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||How it was handled? You mean||
How it was handled? You mean how he got throttled every game? Come on, win and keep your job.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Still no. Arizona is still a||
Still no. Arizona is still a team most national-types don't care about, and in West Coast circles they're still way down the list. Sure, they had a good season last year, but not that great. And they won't be in the Pac-12 championship game or playoff this year, which is the only one Countess will be there for.
Yes, in your crazy hypothetical where Arizona lights the world on fire and we still suck, they might get more attention, but I still doubt it. They also don't have a whole lot of high profile games this year - they play absolutely no one out of conference and they miss Oregon.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||If all he is looking for is||
If all he is looking for is "win more games" then you might be on to something. But Arizona will not get more attention from scouts than Michigan, not by a long shot. Regardless of how the records look at the end of the season, Michigan is a much higher profile program with more NFL talent, closer to more NFL a teams on nationally televised more often (and at reasonable viewing hours).
You don't get more exposure going from Ann Arbor to Tucson, AZ
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Similarly, on December 17th,||
Similarly, on December 17th, 1903 the Wright brothers first took flight at Kitty Hawk. Not sure if those are related or not, but it's something.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I think the more likely||
I think the more likely scenario would be for Peppers to stay at safety, a guy like Stribling or Watson come in at CB and Lyons play nickel. I don't think they're moving Peppers from his spot.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||But that's still not what||
But that's still not what that saying means. A double-edged sword refers to something that is good on one side, but bad on the other. "It cuts both ways" is also commonly used.
An example people have been using around here lately: Bringing in transfers can be a double-edged sword. It brings in more talent, but it can also be discouraging for the current players who have put in their time. One positive, one negative. "Bringing in transfers is seen as a good thing, but it cuts both ways."
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Nopey nope nope. First of||
Nopey nope nope. First of all, living in LA I am around a lot of U of A grads who are all of a sudden super cocky about their football team, telling me how stupid Michigan is for firing RR so that they can win 11 games. And I hate how Michigan gets run through the mud every time RR wins a game at Arizona. So, no. I do not root for them. I don't need them to be awful, I just want them to look about as mediocre as we did.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||First of all, State is not||
First of all, State is not cleaning up in recruiting. They have all of 2 four star commits. Big deal.
Secondly, I'm not sure you know what "double-edged sword" means.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Happy about evening games.||
Happy about evening games. Hopefully it will get nice and cool and throw those peaches off.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I agree that his competition||
I agree that his competition is probably pretty low because neither the HJ or Discus numbers are very good, even for high school. However, as a multi-sport athlete, it's likely he doesn't dedicate a whole lot of time to either disc or high jump, meaning that height/distance is based on athleticism and strength, not technique.
I think this is a pretty good indicator that Enis is just a really good athlete. Which, for football purposes, is more important than anything else.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Probably most of it. As far||
Probably most of it. As far as I know, Gwen Bush doesn't have any experience in talent identification or breaking down recruiting film.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Mackinac Island. The Island||
Mackinac Island. The Island House is a cool place, I would recommend. A couple other cool ones whose names escape me.
There's a lot of great stuff in Northern Michigan, but if you're only gonna do one thing and you want it to be unique, I think it has to be Mackinac. You get to go over the bridge and ride a ferry before you even get to your destination. Ride on the horse drawn carriages, rent bikes and go all the way around the island. See the history of the forts. It kind of has it all.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Very few people think||
Very few people think following HS football, recruiting or otherwise, is creepy. And yes, it's weird that he calls you creepy for paying for it yet suggest it's better if you get the same info for free.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Exactly. Neither of which||
Exactly. Neither of which suggests Hoke couldn't recruit.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I completely disgaree with||
I completely disgaree with that. Even if Hoke brought in only 5 star All Americans, it makes sense to use all 85 of your scholarships. Lots of programs who recruit well accept transfers from good guys looking to come.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Big deal, just win. Recruits||
Big deal, just win. Recruits want to play for winners, Singletary can't do anything about that.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Sounds good.||
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Let's do it - I've eaten||
Let's do it - I've eaten there before, it's right next door to my old eye doctor. I think there's one in Woodland Hills too. Shoot me an email Dustin dot schmuldt at gmail. We could even do it today, I'll be in Sherman Oaks here soon.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||LA doesn't have a stadium||
LA doesn't have a stadium yet? Where was the semifinal they hosted this year played, in someone's backyard? LA has the second best stadium in the country, a place Michigan has played a few times and does a pretty good job of hosting big events.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah Cali - I have to||
Yeah Cali - I have to disagree with you on that one. It wouldn't be a lot of money spent (this isn't like an Olympic bid where lots of construction is necesary) and it would be a great return.
Also - I've been spending a lot of time in your hood lately. I have a big account on Balboa at the 101 and one of my biggest clients there is a double Wolverine (wife went to Michigan, both kids go to H-W).
|2 weeks 6 days ago||But that's just how college||
But that's just how college football is. College football games are more fun when played outside, and outdoor football games are more fun when the weather is nice. Also, visiting cities where college football is being played is more fun when there are other nice (outdoor) things to do.
I know not every single person agrees with the above statements, but that's the consensus. Some of you guys might like to see a game played in the snow and those of you living in Michigan think that that location is great, but that's the strong minority of thought. If your average fan is buy 2-4 plane tickets and getting a hotel, he'd rather it be in LA or MIami where he can make a vacation out of it than Detroit.
I'm sure the NCAA will throw the Midwest a bone every handful of years and do an Indy or Detroit, but I wouldn't count on that being soon or often.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||This won't happen for a while||
This won't happen for a while (Detroit in general, not the Silverdome). People like to go to warm places in the winter. First of all, SEC country and Texas are just more into college football than the Midwest (maybe not by a large margin, but they are) and midwesterners are much more likely to head South in January than the other way around. If I was looking at it from an unbiased perspective, I would wait on the tier 2 places like Detroit until after I've hit all the tier 1 places (Dallas, Arizona, Atlanta, Miami, LA/SD, New Orleans).
It would be nice if Chicago had an indoor stadium - I think that would be a pretty desireable location.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Cub Post.||
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I don't think Walton needs to||
I don't think Walton needs to jump for Winston to come here. Winston will be the #2 PG behind a senior, and will be THE GUY the next season (I don't think Winston is a one-and-done). And Beilein can show Winston how often we have played both Spike and Walton together, so even being "behind" Walton he could get 20+ points per game. If he truly is an elite talent, he'll get more than that.
Point is - I don't think PT will be an issue for him here. We will have a good team but we aren't so stocked with guard talent that a 5 star PG will be hurting for PT.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I wasn't commenting on what||
I wasn't commenting on what their stance actually is, just that you can't determine their stance based on that quote.
And I have no idea whether or not I have the Pac 12 Network, but I know when it came out I did not, and I have the highest u-verse package. It's not a highly watched network.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Yes. And I'm clear with my||
Yes. And I'm clear with my son that he can't play with his iPad on days when he doesn't get a sticker at school, but it doesn't mean he's cool with it.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I love how you're accusing||
I love how you're accusing fans of being "homerish."
He wasn't hating on Countess. But yeah, I don't like it when our players leave either. If he was leaving because he was a star and entered the draft, that's fine. If he simply moves on from football like Jack Miller, that's OK too. And if he simply wasn't going to see the field at MIchigan, that's not going to rub a whole lot of people the wrong way.
But Blake Countess wants to play football this fall, just not for us. And he was going to play every single game he was healthy. I'm not hating on the kid, but it's OK for fans to be upset about this kind of stuff. At times it seems like it's not PC on this board to ever be upset. If I can be happy when a good player chooses my team, I can be upset when a good player decides to leave.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I didn't take what you said||
I didn't take what you said as complaining. I was just saying that we have a lot of other QB alumni who wouldn't be as tough of a pull.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||But then don't pay your||
But then don't pay your average guy like he's one of the great ones. Either get a great one, or get a cheap one so you can build a great team around him. A big reason the Seahawks and Ravens won their recent Super Bowls was because they had cheap QBs.
Now - that's easier said than done. Both of those guys were playing above their salary. But those are the only formulas that work. Get a great QB and pay him a lot or pay your QB a little. If you have a not-great QB who gets paid a lot, it's unlikely your team will win much.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||You might be right, but you||
You might be right, but you can't tell that from that quote.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Brady would have been a||
Brady would have been a surprise, but what about Griese, Collins, Henson, Henne?
|2 weeks 6 days ago||With big name programs? This||
With big name programs? This goes against the interests of Michigan, ND and Penn State. Those are huge programs.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||That doesn't mean the Pac12||
That doesn't mean the Pac12 is posses off. That sentence could be followed by "and we're happy about that." They're just giving their analysis, not whether it's good or bad.
|3 weeks 18 hours ago||The games this past weekend||
The games this past weekend were really fucking exciting - I watched at least some of every game and there were a few I watched all the way through. Lots of very good lacrosse.
I'm really looking forward to all of the Big Ten teams this weekend. OSU-Denver will be a fun game and I think both Maryland and Hopkins have a good shot at winning (playing almost at home doesn't hurt either). And although I'm with you on the "Western" teams doing well, I really hope Albany beats ND.
|3 weeks 18 hours ago||I disagree. Donnal's HS film||
I disagree. Donnal's HS film looked really good. He showed off WAY more athleticism and had at least as much, but probably more, outside shooting. I agree it looks like Hibbitts has better handles than Donnal, but that's about it.
Donnal also showed off post moves, and it looks like Hibbitts might be a liability in that regard. Hibbitts reminds me a lot more of Smotrycz than Donnal. Not in terms of talent, but in the type of player. Smotrycz had a much better outside shot, of course.
|3 weeks 18 hours ago||And if MIchigan had its own||
And if MIchigan had its own network, it would have done poorly as of late. Our team wasn't the best product on the network. Their team was.
|3 weeks 20 hours ago||The BTN is extremely||
The BTN is extremely successful, but that's because it's diversified. You could not care at all about any one school in the Big Ten but still find it interesting. In terms of football, when Michigan is bad, Wisconsin is good. In basketball when OSU is bad, Maryland is good. It's always interesting.
But who watched the Longhorn network this past year? Texas football wasn't great, and their big games were all on their primary channel. Their basketball team sucked, so people weren't tuning in for that. You have all of your eggs in one basket with a channel like that.
|3 weeks 20 hours ago||This is not surprising at||
This is not surprising at all. And although this isn't hurting Texas at all in the money category (they're still getting their money, it's ESPN losing it), it will still look bad for Texas when the Longhorn Network fails.
It's funny how teams like Rutgers and Indiana are making more than Texas. Maybe Texas needs a league more than they thought.
|3 weeks 22 hours ago||A) That is the whitest hoops||
A) That is the whitest hoops highlight video I've ever watched. Kinda surprised the background music wasn't Michael W Smith.
B) Hibbits looks solid though. Not a ton of athleticism, but good handles for a dude that big and looks like a solid stroke. I'm surprised he doesn't have more offers than he has.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Never sniffed the endzone?||
Never sniffed the endzone? He took one back, only to have it overturned by a penalty that had no impact on the return. I know that doesn't count, but you can't hold that against him either.
I hate when fans judge a punt returned on "has he returned one for a TD or not." That's not the only criteria. Return TDs are rare. If you have a guy that gets consistent yardage but never takes one all the way, that's still very valuable.
Not many teams have a guy who is returning punts and kicks for TDs. We had a guy who was consistently getting positive yardage and not fumbling. We are taking a hit here.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Does this really put him in||
Does this really put him in elite recruiting company? The top of that list is elite recruiting company, but basically that list is anyone that coaches a decent team for the last 10 years. It's almost hard to think of a good coach who isn't on that list. Being the 25th best active coach at something doesn't make you elite.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Do you mean medical hardship?||
Do you mean medical hardship? Medical redshirt just means he sits out a year with injury (which is what he did last year). Medical hardship is when your career is done.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Yes, making the 3 was||
Yes, making the 3 was intentional. That's kinda the point here.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Why do you feel Harbaugh||
Why do you feel Harbaugh offers anyone with a pulse? It seems to me that all of the guys he offers are either highly rated recruits or have other big time offers already in the fold. Sure, there have been a handful of under the radar types that he's offered, but many of those, like Kingston Davis, are well on the radar shortly thereafter.
Unless by "anyone with a pulse" you mean "all the really good players" then, yeah. But isn't that what we want? We've heard stories before about highly rated kids who were interested in Michigan that prvious coaches didn't offer.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I admittedly don't know much||
I admittedly don't know much at all about Claremont but it is super close to Chino so probably worth checking out.
Keep in mind, as well, that being close to work isn't your only priority for housing. You need to love somewhere close to everything you're going to do that's not work. Living in LA for the first time, you might want to be closer to all the cool LA stuff, which Claremont certainly is not.
What I did, which doesn't meet your criteria at all, is lived near the beach. I had an hour commute, but when I got home everyday I was at the beach. I was at the beach all weekend. I didn't care how long my commute was when I came down the hill on Aviation and saw the water.
Any LA beach city would be too far from Chink though. You'd have to do an OC beach, and I don't know those as well. I always though Orange County was pretty lame though.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Hollywood/West Hollywood or||
Hollywood/West Hollywood or anything West of there would be just awful. Don't do that.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||My vote would be Pasadena.||
My vote would be Pasadena. For LA standards, that's not a bad commute. It's a very happening town with lots of nightlife, great restaurants and other culture-y stuff. It's also a short drive to a lot of other places you'll want to go.
Don't live in Fulleton. That's a commuter school, it's not a college town.
The guy who said Eagle Rock/Silver Lake/Los Feliz is right too - those are cool places. A little too on the Hipster end for my liking, but very trendy for sure. My vote is still Pasadena.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||That's a good example.||
That's a good example. Considering that will have been 9 years ago come next draft, that doesn't bode well for Hack.
And Cutler had the excuse of being at a program with poor talent around him and a very tough schedule. Hack has that a little, but both to a lesser extent than Cutler did. Hackenberg has had, so far, 2 NFL draft picks to throw too, and that number could be 5 or 6 once these younger guys declare.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Super Regional host is||
Super Regional host is looking pretty solid at this point.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Hackenberg had some inflated||
Hackenberg had some inflated stats his frosh year because of Allen Robinson who was incredible as a college WR. Without that this year, Hack's stats took a big decline. He had almost the exact same yardage but with 92(!) more attempts. He had 8 fewer TD, 5 more INTs and took 23(!) more sacks. These are not good trends.
Hackenberg has been a decent between-the-20s QB, but hasn't been able to punch it in. And that's only going to get worse this fall after losing his top red zone threat in Jesse James, who led the team in TDs last fall.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Hack has the talent, but he's||
Hack has the talent, but he's never proven he can be consistent with it. When was the last time there was a first round QB picked with a career W/L record near .500?
|4 weeks 3 days ago||And Magnus replied||
And Magnus replied accordingly.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I agree on the first two||
I agree on the first two rounds. But you have to look like a real franchise QB to be drafted in the top 10, and I highly doubt Cook will look like that a year from now. He will look like a solid NFL QB, guy who could be a starter but will likely be a good back up. Kinda like what Henne looked like coming out of college.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah, I agree he's a long||
Yeah, I agree he's a long shot, I just included him because he's in that category of guys who have what it takes to get to that point this year. If he puts together a full heatlhy season at the level we know he can play, he'll get drafted. He just hasn't done that yet.
If he's not healthy this year, I agree on the redshirt idea. But even then, Glasgow and Mone will still be around the year after.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Did you mean Jarrod Wilson||
Did you mean Jarrod Wilson instead of Clark? I think he has a shot to get picked up if his senior year is a step above his junior year.
Also, I'd say Pipkins and RJS have shots at being drafted as well. Neither have played a whole lot, but both have great measurables and have a shot at contributing more this year. But if Pipkins can't a) stay healthy and b) beat out Glasgow or Mone for PT, he's a long shot.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||If someone like Furman gets||
If someone like Furman gets drafted after one year of seeing the field, Bolden and/or Morgan will get drafted. Both guys have NFL size and have a lot more production that Furman had. I don't see Ojemudia getting drafted without a break out senior year, but I bet Countess gets picked up in the later rounds.
Is there a reason you included Jeremy Clark? He'll be a redshirt Jr this fall, so he's be an early entry which I seriously don't see.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I hope he doesn't go early.||
I hope he doesn't go early. We need another year to bulk up our DT depth.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Potentially, sure. But would||
Potentially, sure. But would you predict it?
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Cook has looked a lot better||
Cook has looked a lot better than Hackenberg. Putting Hack that high is a prime of example of over-valuing measurable and/or recruiting hype.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||He didn't say he looked bad||
He didn't say he looked bad in the CoFoPoff, but he predicted he'll have a fall from grace, which I expect as well. There's a reason he was third string last year, after all.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I agree with RB, I had been||
I agree with RB, I had been pushing for him to move there. I'm sure he could have been a fine LB for us but who does he play over? He still would have been only a back up there as well since he wasn't as good as James Ross.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||I've read this week that||
I've read this week that Michigan has the longest streak of a player being drafted in the NFL draft.
Is that streak in danger next year? Who do we think has a shot at being drafted in 2016?
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I can attest. I lived in||
I can attest. I lived in Hermosa for a while - 430 Hermosa Ave, apt H. Best few years of my life.
Now I call Valencia, CA home.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Were there other big name QBs||
Were there other big name QBs at Peters's camp?
|4 weeks 6 days ago||That's tough to say. 5 guys||
That's tough to say. 5 guys is much bigger, more expensive, more toppings, etc. Its less fresh and less fast.
In-n-out's super fresh, simple, smaller, faster and cheaper. You don't need to order a huge burger, but you can order a double, triple, etc. This is one of those areas where less is more.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah, "a friend," huh?||
Yeah, "a friend," huh?
|4 weeks 6 days ago||This. It's faster, cheaper||
This. It's faster, cheaper and overall better than 5 Guys. And the 5 Guys by me doesn't even have a drive thru - wtf is that?
There's a reason 5 Guys hasn't taken off in areas where in n out exists.
|5 weeks 22 hours ago||This type of comment drives||
This type of comment drives me nuts. When John Beilein said he was good enough for Michigan, you doubted. But now that a website says he's good, you're ok with it.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||There is no preseason bias||
There is no preseason bias with a computer ranking.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I'm not so sure the NCAA will||
I'm not so sure the NCAA will bow and kiss Saban's ring. Remember - Urban has the latest ring, and he's certain to side with Harbaugh on this, and you've got PSU, Nebraska and Notre Dame on Harbaugh's side as well. That's a LOOOOT of fanbase right there. When Washington and Oregon want to do camps in CA next summer, they'll be on our side as well.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||There's no doubt the coaches||
There's no doubt the coaches told the league to do this. Remember - the "league" is really just the group of ADs anyway. All the ADs were in agreement not to support the camp, so instead of the "coaches" saying they don't want to, the "league," which is the same people, said that the coaches can't go.
This is like when a kid gets invited to something he doesn't want to go to, so he has his mom call the other mom saying he can't go.
If the SEC coaches had any desire to do this, the league wouldn't stand in their way.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Yes, it would be dumb to||
Yes, it would be dumb to change it for existing teams. But if Michigan didn't have one of the major teams, I would be in favor of them going with Michigan instead of Detroit. Again, this might have to do with the fact that I'm not from SE Michigan, so I've never identified with Detroit.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||As someone who grew up in GR,||
As someone who grew up in GR, I agree with this. I always cheered for the Detroit teams, and still do, but I never felt the need to rep Detroit, since I was from 3 hours away. This is why I think the state name is a good idea because it's more inclusive. If you're the only team in the state, why not include everyone? You might get more of the SW MI folks to cheer for the "Michigan" teams instead of Chicago, for example.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||For some of them, the answer||
For some of them, the answer to this is simple - they represent more than one "city" so rather than picking one of them, they pick the whole state/area. Should the Twins be the Minneapolis Twins or the St. Paul Twins? This is one where using the state makes a lot of sense. New Jersey is similar since NJ doesn't really have just one big city, it's all just a mash of NY (or Philly) suburbs and then a collection of smaller cities. Why pick one? Just do the whole state. For others, it just sounds better (Colorado Rockies sounds better than Denver Rockies, same with Texas Rangers).
You also missed one - Tamba Bay isn't a city, it is a region that includes two large cities (Tampa and St. Petersburg, and their surrounding suburbs). This one is similar to Minneapolis/St. Paul in that there are two large cities. Unlike the Twin Cities, they can't claim the whole state, so they claim the Tampa Bay area.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Going bankrupt isn't the same||
Going bankrupt isn't the same thing as going out of business. The city of Detroit declared bankrupcy, but it's not like the city just shut down. Same thing with many businesses. I don't expect the university to just shut down.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||To be honest, this never||
To be honest, this never crossed my mind.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||In his defense, the one||
In his defense, the one posted below this was also posted by him. Not sure how much of a defense that is, but still.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||What?! You're disappointed||
What?! You're disappointed by this? This is a way bigger deal than any recruit verbally committing.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||It doesn't have anything to||
It doesn't have anything to do with Hermosa, that's just the period of my life I had it. YouTube home star runner.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah, right now I'm 2WIRE785.||
Yeah, right now I'm 2WIRE785 because I'm not smart enough to change it.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Most of you won't get this,||
Most of you won't get this, but when I lived in Hermosa our wifi was TrogdorTheBurninator and the password was strongbad.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Correction: Michigan is at||
Correction: Michigan is at 6k, the total is 20k.
EDIT: but it doesn't need to be 30k from one school to get the tattoo, just 30k total, and the school with the most gets the tattoo.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||I highly doubt he'll be||
I highly doubt he'll be drafted in the first two rounds, but that doesn't really change your point. He'll probably be drafted someone around where Cousins was drafted, which would give Dantonio 3 straight NFL QBs (Hoyer, Cousins and Cook). That is pretty impressive and would sound so to many QB recruits.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||That was also deWeaver's side||
That was also deWeaver's side of the story. If it went more like "I'll honor your scholarship because you committed to Michigan, but I'm also going to go find my guy. What you do is up to you" it's likely deWeaver didn't want to tell the real story, and I don't blame him.
Just like when you're girlfriend dumps you for being an asshole, that's not exactly the story you tell people when they ask why you're single.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||No one is re-writing history.||
No one is re-writing history. There is no record of Harbaugh wanting deWeaver and he didn't decommissioned during the coaching change, he de committed weeks after Harbaugh was hired. We'll never know the truth unless deWeaver himself spills it (which will never happen) but by most accounts the new staff made other priorities.
EDIT: it's very possible, if not likely, that Harbaugh never told him to take a hike. But by all accounts, Harbaugh set his priorities elsewhere. Which is the important piece here. When deWeaver was here, Harbaugh wanted a second QB, but he's now OK with one? That means he didn't want deWeaver.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Agreed - same here. I think||
Agreed - same here. I think my disdain for Sparty is a lot less than other M fans for that reason. OSU fans are just everywhere (especially lately) and I live across the street from an ND grad, so those teams I care about a lot more.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||I never heard that and there||
I never heard that and there was no report of him being recruited by Harbaugh after he decommitted. And that really doesn't pass the smell test. QB stays committed through our awful season and Hoke getting fired. Once the nation's top QB guru is hired, he decides to decommit? I'm not buying that.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Maybe because deWeaver isn't||
Maybe because deWeaver isn't as good? Just because they're the same style doesn't mean every team will want both. There are lots of pro-style QBs that neither team offered.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Hard to say for sure, but||
Hard to say for sure, but most evidence definitely points to Peters. 247 Composite has him 3 spots higher on their pro-style QB rankings. Peters's best offers are Michigan, LSU, Arkansas, Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska, Virginia Tech, Louisville. DeWeaver's are MSU, Arkansas, Lousville, Penn State, Mississippi St, Pitt. And Harbaugh wanted Peters and not DeWeaver.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Or you could just tell him||
Or you could just tell him that they didn't steal our QB, that he committed to us but when Harbaugh was hired, he left because the new staff didn't want him and never recruited him.
If he seriously tells you that he left because he wanted to play for Hoke but not for Harbaugh then he will show all of Facebook how stupid he is.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Every board does that. They||
Every board does that. They say bad things about guys who commit to rivals and great things about guys who commit to them.
They could be saying shitty things about their own commits.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Because, like Michigan, they||
Because, like Michigan, they didn't think he was good enough. They picked up a better QB from Texas.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||That's what you get for||
That's what you get for interacting with them in the first place.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||I just like the terminology.||
I just like the terminology. When you're picked in the top 14, you're no longer a human being, you're a lottery being.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||He's projected as a lottery||
He's projected as a lottery being?
|6 weeks 23 hours ago||Do you know how much varsity||
Do you know how much varsity he has played? We've seen how many receptions he has. Do we know how many times he was thrown to? How many great routes he ran where Malzone was sacked, scrambled or threw it to someone else (likely Perry)? How many run plays where his block allowed a big gain? There are more ways to evaluate a TE than just number of receptions.
So unless you know the answers to these questions, don't fucking post about it. Yeah, I'm angry. But you are spouting out about shit you don't know.
|6 weeks 23 hours ago||The problem is that you and||
The problem is that you and others think you're only questioning the coaches and not insulting the kid but that's not the case. You can't say that you don't think Harbaugh should have offered this kid without it being negative toward him. This is like me saying "I'm not insulting you, JDavis, I'm just telling my sister she shouldn't date anyone like you because she can do way better." I'm only critiquing my sister, right?
The part that is infuriating is that if Rivals (who has no accountability or near as much info) said this kid was good, 99.9% of this board would be on board without question. But when Jim Harbaugh says he's good, half the board doubts it. That is so nonsensical it boggles the mind.
|6 weeks 23 hours ago||The post I was replying to||
The post I was replying to said that even if you like him, you should wait a year to see if someone else comes along because you know he will always be waiting to commit. And I disagree with that. If you like him, you take him now. Because although he probably won't get a great offer in the next few months, he very well might 9 months from now. If you like him, why risk it?
|6 weeks 1 day ago||We already knew this. Need||
We already knew this. Need one more.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Of course it is. If it's not||
Of course it is. If it's not to keep him from committing, why not wait on all commits? You want to get your guys locked up when you can. I'm curious what you think their motivation is.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||I doubt it too, but it's||
I doubt it too, but it's definitely possible. We've had legacies commit to MSU and OSU recently. And if you like him and want to take him, why risk it?
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Why not wait a year? Because||
Why not wait a year? Because a year from now he might be a commit to another school. And I'm sure him being a legacy played almost no role in him getting an offer.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||This is awesome. Thanks for||
This is awesome. Thanks for the post. As a father of two sons as well, I can only imagine how proud you are!
Thanks for the perspective. Please keep posting here - you bring a unique point of view and your insight is appreciated.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||I really don't see this as a||
I really don't see this as a flyer. This is a kid Harbaugh offered very early in the process. He wants this kid. It may seem like a flyer to people who don't have the same info that Harbaugh has, but this does not fit the definition. It's one thing when it's the end of the recruiting cycle and you need someone to fill a spot, but another when you have literally no commits yet and you offer someone. Just because a kid has a bad recruiting profile doesn't mean he's a flyer.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||It's surprising to me how few||
It's surprising to me how few people read the front page.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||So are you suggesting that||
So are you suggesting that legalizing prostitution would do nothing to reduce human trafficking?
|6 weeks 1 day ago||It was an analogy. My point||
It was an analogy. My point was that anytime you legalize anything, they can still be done or used outside of the laws. But it reduces the issues. Consider areas where marijuana has been legalized. When you remove the need for drug dealers and you're able to regulate it, you eliminate a part of the problem. Are some people still buying it illegally? Sure. But you're able to reduce a lot of the problems.
Same can be done with prostitution. When the government can regulate it and there isn't a need for pimps, the problems are reduced. Are they completely eliminated? Of course not.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||And that happens because it's||
And that happens because it's illegal. If prostitution were legal in LV like it is in Northern Nevada, the pimp part of the equation would be unnecessary. I'm not saying it's a perfect system in places where it's legal, but it's a lot better than what you're describing.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Harbaugh has an incredible||
Harbaugh has an incredible track record, so anything he does will be OK by me until proven otherwise. Will I prefer he sign 10 NR recruits in this class? No. And I doubt that will happen, but until Harbaigh proves he's not good at identifying talent, I am going to assume that he is. I'm surprised more people are extending him that latitude.
Everyone wants to hire this great coach, but then they complain when he doesn't do things exactly the way they would do it.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||I meant when it is done||
I meant when it is done legally. Sure, there are always people who break the law.
Setting a minimum wage doesn't mean that there aren't businesses who decide to break labor laws and pay their employees below the minimum, but that doesn't mean that a minimum wage doesn't go a long way to reduce such a thing.
Setting an age minimum to drink alcohol doesn't completely erase underage drinking, but it greatly reduces it compared to having no law at all, correct?
|6 weeks 1 day ago||It's not legal in Vegas. It||
It's not legal in Vegas. It is in all other counties of Nevada though.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||It's illegal in Laas Vegas,||
It's illegal in Laas Vegas, so obviously that doesn't apply to my argument. I never said legalization will get rid of all of the problems, but it reduces it by a large margin.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||I bet he loses his job. This||
I bet he loses his job. This would hurt recruiting way too much to keep him on. Most parents would not be OK with a coach who bangs hookers on the side while married.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Only the illegal prostitution||
Only the illegal prostitution keeps human trafficking in business. In Nevada where prostitution is legal, there is no human trafficking because there are no pimps and no women are forced to do it against their will. And they get paid real dollars. And because what they're doing is legal, they're able to go to the cops if something bad happens. It's safer for everyone. That's the way it should be.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||There's nothing wrong with||
There's nothing wrong with questioning, though when you question someone who is measurably better than you at something, you better have good evidence, and there just isn't a lot of good evidence here. Until Harbaugh proves otherwise, don't you think he should get the benefit of the doubt?
|6 weeks 1 day ago||No, this happens to lots of||
No, this happens to lots of teams every year. I've seen lots of CA kids that USC picks up before anyone else offers who end of being high 3-star or 4-star players. They can do that because they have a lot of knowledge into talent rich schools and insiders telling them which kids are legit. And many times the top coaches (like Harbaugh) are able to find the good players before the recruiting sites do.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Just so we're clear - 6'4"||
Just so we're clear - 6'4" 220 still isn't the same as 6'6" 230. And it's possible that one clip of film that MGoBlog has isn't necessarily all of the evidence of that kid's skills, right? Maybe, just maybe, Harbaugh and his staff have more evidence to go on than we do. That's possible, right?
How do I know this kid has control of his body? I don't know for sure, but the one bit of evidence I have in my corner is that Jim Harbaugh offered him a scholarship. So the burden is kind of on you to prove that he doesn't. And if you think so poorly on our coach then you might as well find another team to root for because we're not getting anyone better than him.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||These kinds of comments||
These kinds of comments always blow my mind. How in the hell do you know we could have waited a while before offering him? People said the same thing about Levert Hill whose brother plays here, then he committed to PSU. It's very possible that since Harbaugh offered him, other schools were close as well, and if we were his 12th offer instead of his 1st, who knows if we would have gotten him? If come June he had offers from Wisconsin, PSU and Nebraska, he probably would have visited those schools over the summer and may have committed. Sometimes kids feel slighted when the hometown school waits to long to offer.
Point is - if you like a kid, take him. Why wait? Also, we get him recruiting for Michigan at all the camps he goes to and on social media for the next couple years. There's always value in that as well.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||It's almost certainly the||
It's almost certainly the case that Harbaugh has access to info about this kid that most of those 127 teams don't have. And Harbaugh values TEs a lot more than most.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||No. There are not very many||
No. There are not very many 6'6" 230lb high school sophomores. That is uncommon, and even more uncommon is for kids that age and that big to be able to have any control over their bodies. Just from a physical standpoint, this kid is rare.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||But doesn't it seem||
But doesn't it seem ridiculous to you that a random message board poster who has never seen this kid in person is questioning the judgment of Jim fucking Harbaugh? Doesn't that just sound nuts to you? In general, it makes little sense to question the judgment of someone regarding a subject they know WAAAY more than you.
This is like me questioning the judgment of a world rebound heart surgeon on his choice of surgery techniques.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Because we're in the||
Because we're in the Rivals/Scout era and everyone thinks they're a goddamned talent scout.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Thank you - if this blog||
Thank you - if this blog can't find some urgency, what hope does the team have, am I right?
|6 weeks 2 days ago||It's actually not that||
It's actually not that simple. Harbaugh won a lot at Stanford with worse talent than the teams he was beating and we've lost to LOTS of teams less talented than us the last few years.
We will be a talented team, no doubt. Harbaugh has been chasing a lot of very highly rated kids, so if he goes after one not so highly rated, he probably sees something others don't yet.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I definitely like Lord||
I definitely like Lord Middlefinger. He's all of 5'5" and stays at a comfortable distance until Henderson backs up, then he comes up birds blazing.