there would have to be some to wash away
|4 days 18 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.
|4 days 23 hours 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!
|4 days 23 hours 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.
|4 days 23 hours 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.
|4 days 23 hours 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.
|5 days 13 hours 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.
|5 days 13 hours 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.
|5 days 18 hours ago||Michigan wins in a shut out,||
Michigan wins in a shut out, 24-10.
|5 days 19 hours ago||That's a solid indication,||
That's a solid indication, thanks a lot.
|5 days 19 hours 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.
|5 days 21 hours ago||If the "we" you're referring||
If the "we" you're referring to is the consensus at MGoBlog, then "we" like absolutely nothing.
|5 days 22 hours 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 days 16 hours 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 days 16 hours ago||Agreed. That's a very funny||
Agreed. That's a very funny post.
|6 days 16 hours 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 days 17 hours 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.
|1 week 1 hour 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.
|1 week 1 hour 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.
|1 week 22 hours 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.
|1 week 22 hours ago||If we play in a crappy bowl,||
If we play in a crappy bowl, please play in a crappy bowl in California.
|1 week 22 hours ago||RichRod ran a jumbo package||
RichRod ran a jumbo package with both Campbell and Quintin Washington in the backfield as lead backs.
|1 week 4 days 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.
|1 week 4 days 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.
|2 weeks 18 hours 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.
|2 weeks 18 hours 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.
|2 weeks 1 day 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.
|2 weeks 3 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.
|2 weeks 3 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.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||No way. You'll be with a||
No way. You'll be with a younger, hotter wife by then.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||He could take over for||
He could take over for Babcock in like 15 years.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Without looking, is this a||
Without looking, is this a Temple of Doom reference? Because that's what I thought too.
|2 weeks 4 days 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.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||BrewMom gettin' kinky.||
BrewMom gettin' kinky.
|2 weeks 5 days 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.
|2 weeks 5 days 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.
|2 weeks 5 days 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.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Wow, you dug deep for that||
Wow, you dug deep for that one. Time well spent.
|2 weeks 5 days 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.
|2 weeks 5 days 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.
|2 weeks 5 days 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.
|2 weeks 6 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.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I think a lot of the pictures||
I think a lot of the pictures I view on the Internet are wrong.
|2 weeks 6 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.
|2 weeks 6 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.
|2 weeks 6 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.
|2 weeks 6 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.
|3 weeks 16 hours 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.
|3 weeks 16 hours 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.
|3 weeks 21 hours 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.
|3 weeks 22 hours ago||Um, Tom Brady is the best QB||
Um, Tom Brady is the best QB ever.
|3 weeks 1 day 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.
|3 weeks 1 day 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.
|3 weeks 1 day 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.
|3 weeks 1 day 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.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||If we beat ND we'll be higher||
If we beat ND we'll be higher than that.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Then it's no wonder Armenians||
Then it's no wonder Armenians want to kill them.
|3 weeks 4 days 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.
|3 weeks 4 days 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.
|3 weeks 4 days 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.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Roseboro would be a big time||
Roseboro would be a big time pick up. Yes, please.
|3 weeks 4 days 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?
|3 weeks 4 days 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.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Armenians are most certainly||
Armenians are most certainly considered Caucasian, so I don't think that's a good point to make.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Rudy sucked.||
|3 weeks 4 days 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.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Not to sound creepy or||
Not to sound creepy or anything...but I think I recognize your wife's eyelashes.
|3 weeks 5 days 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.
|3 weeks 5 days 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.
|3 weeks 5 days 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.
|3 weeks 5 days 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.
|3 weeks 5 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.
|3 weeks 5 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.
|3 weeks 5 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.
|3 weeks 5 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.
|3 weeks 5 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.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||But Carroll liked to run it||
But Carroll liked to run it up the middle...oh, I get it.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Green is my prediction as||
Green is my prediction as well. If history serves, our first TD will be a run play from a running back.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I'm confused - wouldn't the||
I'm confused - wouldn't the Brandon Inge of beer be the best and manliest beer of all time?
Bell's is the John Navarre of beers. Very good, but lots of people seem to hate it for no reason.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Agreed - CA could be #1 with||
Agreed - CA could be #1 with SD alone. I'm a big Karl Strauss fan myself, but NorCal's Lagunitas is way up there too.
California has quantity and quality, that's why they're up there. That said, I still think Founder's is better than all of them.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah - if Jake Butt is almost||
Yeah - if Jake Butt is almost playing now after tearing his ACL in the spring, this kid will be fine to start the year in 2015. He'll be playing in spring practice, though he'll probably be no-contact. If he enrolls early, that is.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Blame it on the sprain, it||
Blame it on the sprain, it was red and swollen. Blame it on the nephew, swimmin' at night.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah, that defense is really||
Yeah, that defense is really small. It's like their base and is a dime. If we can't run on them, we're in trouble.
That said, I bet we run all over them.
|4 weeks 18 hours ago||Look, I told you what I meant||
Look, I told you what I meant by "experienced" and that is 'has experience." If you want to use it in a different context and have a conversation with yourself, go for it.
It's not terribly uncommon for the opening week depth chart to have the returning player who played last year to be above the guy who didn't. Are there exceptions? Of course. Might that change over the course of the season? You bet.
But it doesn't say anything bad about Canteen because he's #2 behind a guy who played a lot last year and looked good doing it.
|4 weeks 18 hours ago||Uh, and Wheatley too, he was||
Uh, and Wheatley too, he was better than all of them. Funny how Jamie Morris and Mike Hart (great backs, don't get me wrong) are the two set apart and Wheatley, Thomas and Perry were in the "other guys" category. Weird.
|4 weeks 18 hours ago||For starters, he said in his||
For starters, he said in his opinion, and you likely don't care about his opinion on such matters.
But you have to understand there's a difference between missing a game because of a conflict and whining to the entire internet why you're choosing to not watch a game.
We, as humans and sports fans, judge other people's fandom all the time. I have a friend who is the biggest Mets fan ever - I never see him without some Mets apparel, even at events where that's not really appropriate. I have other friends who cheer for the Mets, but are certainly less of a fan. Wolverine Devotee is a bigger Michigan fan than my dad, who doesn't learn a player's name until he steps onto the field for the first time.
So it's totally normal and OK for a person to think that PGB isn't as big of a Michigan fan if he's willing to skip 1/13th of the season because of a grudge, since most of us are upset about the schedule but we're still watching because we can't not watch a Michigan football game.
Personally, I don't care how big of a fan he is because I know not everyone has the same level of devotion. I think it's lame for him to tell us how big of a fan he is and then whine for 8 paragraphs about why he doesn't want to watch the game.
|4 weeks 18 hours ago||Definitely go around calling||
Definitely go around calling everyone an asshole who speaks to you with a "bit of a condescending" tone.
|4 weeks 18 hours ago||Oh boy. The blackberry||
Oh boy. The blackberry doesn't sound so bad, the bottle of Patron? You must have been sore the next morning.
|4 weeks 19 hours ago||I didn't suggest he reported||
I didn't suggest he reported the rumor as fact, I suggested he reported Mike Farrell's comment as fact. Looking back at his comment I still feel that way.
|4 weeks 19 hours ago||You certainly suggested that||
You certainly suggested that it was a fact that Mike Farrell was saying that Roseboro is an NC St lean, which he didn't say, and you implied that you heard (or saw) this yourself, when it's just your buddy's interpretation of what he heard or read.
There's a difference between me saying "Mike Farrell stated in an article he wrote that X" and "I heard from a buddy something about Mike Farrell and X" right? That's all I'm saying. No need to name call. There's a certain level of etiquette here, and it doesn't make me an asshole for expecting it.
|4 weeks 19 hours ago||People say this all the time,||
People say this all the time, but it's not that simple. Could Alan Branch call a cab or a limo? Of course. But the problem with that is so can you and I. NFL players (and other hot-shot types) pay big money for their cars, and the biggest reason to do that is to show it off to your friends and the ladies.
You (I assume) or I can't take the girl I just picked up at the bar out to our Rolls or Porsche and take her home, or roll up to the club with our boys in a G Wagon. Pro athletes can, so they do. And then they get DUIs.
|4 weeks 19 hours ago||...you're oversexed and||
...you're oversexed and ambidextrous.
And I just found my new band name.
|4 weeks 21 hours ago||Please continue posting your||
Please continue posting your third-hand info as fact.
|4 weeks 21 hours ago||Yeah - that's how I'd handle||
Yeah - that's how I'd handle it. "Ben, go whenever you think is best. But if we both went to Michigan, HOW AWESOME WOULD THAT BE RIGHT?!?!?"
|4 weeks 23 hours ago||Guys, Mat is wrong a lot. I||
Guys, Mat is wrong a lot. I mean, A LOT. So I get his excitement here.
|4 weeks 23 hours ago||I just meant that we have a||
I just meant that we have a number of guys who have see a college field before, and Canteen has not. Experienced, in this context, just means "has experience" as opposed to "has none." My point is, it's not like Canteen got beat out by another rookie, he is only sitting behind one guy, and that guy has caught a touchdown in a college football game. In terms of "experience," Chesson sure has a edge over Canteen, wouldn't you say?
|4 weeks 23 hours ago||Didn't neg for he stance.||
Didn't neg for he stance. Negged for the "I'm a special snowflake and listen to why I think I'm above Michigan football" post.
I'm I in love with the idea of playing App State? Nope. But God damn if I'm going to miss a Michigan football game by my own choosing.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Agreed. That was a nice||
Agreed. That was a nice touch.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||He's listed as a second||
He's listed as a second string WR as a true frosh. That's really good, considering we have some good, experienced receivers on the roster.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah - college football fans||
Yeah - college football fans have a tendency to do this. Every year people insisted that Kovacs wasn't going to start because one of our scholarship safeties was sure to pass him. Last year people were more worried about Glasgow starting than Kalis, even though he consistently outplayed him and is older.
I hope Ryan Glasgow turns out to be a super star. He has more eligibility left than Pipkins anyway.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||It absolutely does. It's not||
It absolutely does. It's not the only factor, and SDSU doesn't exactly have a huge fanbase to account for but that certainly gets factored in. The networks want as many viewers as possible.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Students really complain that||
Students really complain that noon games are too early? We loved noon games because it was still warm, and it gave us time to get home, take a nap and go out again that night.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||That's why Wheatley was so||
That's why Wheatley was so incredible. He is both the biggest and the fastest UM RB I can remember. That doesn't come around very often. Denard's speed in Wyatt Shallman's body, and that's not an exaggeration. Think about it.
EDIT: We'll see if Ty Isaac can put it all together, because from a physical standpoint, he's the closest we've had to that in a while.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Ohio State had a great||
Ohio State had a great offense last year. A lot of teams struggled with them. Braxton Miller and Carlos Hyde were a very tough combination, and they had a great offensive line. We likely won't see an offense like that this year.
Kansas State was just awful right off the bat. We couldn't stop that Lockett kid, and the fact that our offense couldn't do anything didn't help. Our D played well in the second half against KSU, but our offense just didn't help them out at all.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||I like it. +1 from me.||
I like it. +1 from me.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Sure it does. Just because||
Sure it does. Just because you're up by 20 doesn't mean those snaps are good, live snaps against a defense other than your own. That's still good practice you don't get in, well, practice. I don't want 2015's opener to be the first in-game snaps Shane has taken in almost 2 years.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I got a workout, that's for||
I got a workout, that's for sure. Not exactly 3 yards and a cloud of dust from those two.
H-W was crazy uptempo. We asked him before the scrimmage if he wanted us to do a 25 play clock or not, and he said if his team ever took 25 seconds between plays he'd fire himself. Let's just say it was never close.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||It's a west coast thing ;)||
It's a west coast thing ;)
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Thanks, SC.||
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I'll have a beer with you,||
I'll have a beer with you, hell I'll even buy it. You have to come to LA though.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Right back atcha, Cali. You||
Right back atcha, Cali.
You would appreciate this: I worked (as an official) a scrimmage this week at your alma mater. You went to Harvard-Westlake, right? Anyway, nice facilities there, holy smokes. Their squad looks pretty good too.
But tonight I worked a scrimmage between Alemany and Hart (Brady White). That kid can sling it and his top receiver, Trent Irwin I think his name is, is legit. Alemany has a WR committed to USC, and although he didn't stand out as much, he's a very polite young man. His team has a lot of loud mouths, but he's not at all.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I love you too BrewMom.||
I love you too BrewMom.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Agreed - in the Over he's||
Agreed - in the Over he's fine. In the Under they'll sub in Taco/Poggi/Strobel (whichever of those is the better player) or move a guy like Wormley or Godin who has played SDE over.
Could you imagine a DL of Wormley/Godin - Pipkins - Henry - Clark? That's an average of like 290 - more than some offensive lines, and far more athletic. Roll that out on 3rd and short and say "Good luck MFers."
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Of course it is, but not by a||
Of course it is, but not by a lot. If you went to get a beer and take a leak during halftime, it would take you the entire 20 minutes. No factor in the time you're going to take to drink that beer, since most people at sporting events aren't chugging the beers they buy. If when that one's done, to head back to the concession stand at the next timeout or quarter break or whatever, you're looking at close to an hour. No one will be drinking beers so fast that they're getting drunk unless they're just hanging out by the concession stand watching the TVs all game.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||It would certainly make||
It would certainly make losses a lot easier to deal with.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||And she had to deal with the||
And she had to deal with the death of that woman her uncle Ted killed. That had to be tough.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Sure, but he probably wanted||
Sure, but he probably wanted to go to Michigan.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I agree, but I didn't say||
I agree, but I didn't say anything about Ford Field. The differences between those two crowds has everything to do with the people who go and little to do with the availability of alcohol. Dodgers game and Angels games both sell beer, yet one is wild and crazy and the other is tame as can be. That's the people, not the booze.
The poster above me said he wouldn't take his kids to Michigan games if they sold beer because he doesn't want them to see the drunks. Well, there are lots of drunks there. Selling beer will very unlikely change that number. The people who want to be drunk at Michigan games already are, and those who don't want to be, aren't going to buy beer just because it's there.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Seriously - and the amount of||
Seriously - and the amount of time involved in obtaining said beer would be enough for your body to metabolize that amount of alcohol.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I don't understand this||
I don't understand this concept of "enough money" you speak of. But seriously - what is "enough?"
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Yes - you have to be a frat||
Yes - you have to be a frat boy to overdrink, this is science. No man who wasn't in a fraternity has ever drank too much, especially on a football Saturday. That's how you can point out those who didn't rush - they're all stone-cold sober.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||There are so many out of||
There are so many out of control drunks at Michigan Stadium every Saturday, so your kids are seeing them. Like many have said, selling beers at the stadium may actually cut down on the out of control drunks because those people won't have to get slammered before kickoff.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I don't think they should||
I don't think they should shut it down, but I would be in favor of half-priced beers until 5 minutes before kick off. Get everyone in the stadium early to take advantage of 5 dollar beers.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Agreed, Wahoo. I hate how||
Agreed, Wahoo. I hate how everything that makes money is a "revenue grab" or "money grab" as if that's a bad thing. You know what? I bought a shirt from the MDen, and they charged me money for it. What a money grab this whole merchandise industry is!
I always wondered by beer sales in the stadium was a no-no. Tailgating with beer pong and jelly shots on the golf course and 3 story beer bongs are all accepted parts of University culture, but holy shit, don't sell light beer in the stadium or people might get drunk. Or worse yet - the athletic department might make money.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||This is exactly right.||
This is exactly right.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I disagree. First, it would||
I disagree. First, it would likely all be light beer with relatively low ABV. Secondly, there would be a cut off point at some point, likely around the end of the 3rd quarter, so people aren't chugging beers right before they leave.
Thirdly - how quickly are you able to get from the stadium to your car and get moving anyway? It's not like having a beer at a bar where you can finish it and be on the road 2 minutes later. The time it takes to exit the stadium, walk to your car and wait for traffic to move enough, will allow for a lot of sobering up. Lastly - as adults you have the responsibility to not get shit-faced if you're driving home. Every pro stadium in the world sells beer and it's not like there are DUIs galore after all of those.
I actaully think a lot of the unruly behavior will decrease. Right now you have people getting wasted before the game so their buzz lasts throughout it. If those people knew they could buy beer in the stadium, they won't need to party so hard before hand and it might even things out a lot more.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||But you're assuming you know||
But you're assuming you know more than the coaches do about our roster and about Nicholson. They stopped recruiting him for a reason, and it's not because they wanted MSU to have another quality prospect.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||You know how words can have||
You know how words can have different meanings in different contexts? This is one of those situations. "Committed" to you wife means you don't do anything romatic with another woman. But in the context of recruiting, committed means that's the school you've currently chosen. It doesn't have to be bizarro world, it's just a different context. We're all smart enough to handle that.
I can be committed to my job, and still listen when a recruiter calls. I can be committed to my kids and still coach a little league team with other kids on it. Different contexts, different meanings.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Were the coaches told they||
Were the coaches told they needed to use an adjective? Because you can "describe" something by using a synonymous noun, right? And isn't developmental an adjective anyway?
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Based on reports I've||
Based on reports I've read/heard - I don't know if OSU is ahead of us on the OL, at least not by much.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||But it's not like math and||
But it's not like math and science are the only fields where research is done.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Oh give me a break. Lloyd||
Oh give me a break. Lloyd Carr coached against two incredible HCs at OSU, one of OSU's bet periods in their history, and nearly went .500 against them. Pretty close to what Bo did against Woody.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||If our class fills up to the||
If our class fills up to the point we need to turn Wheatley away, that means we did really well and hit on a lot of top prospects. So as much as I'd hate losing out on Wheatley, in that instances it would be one of those really good problems.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||I actually don't think you||
I actually don't think you can. If your last name was Robinson, you couldn't buy a #16 jersey with your name on the back a few years ago. From my understanding, at least.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||But their recruiting would||
But their recruiting would disagree. Tons of talent.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Not a ton of programs||
Not a ton of programs significantly bigger than Washington.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||This is MGoBlog. A strong||
This is MGoBlog. A strong contingent would bitch no matter the announcement.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Uh, deal. Dibs!||
Uh, deal. Dibs!
|4 weeks 6 days ago||So sad. One of the best HS||
So sad. One of the best HS football players in Michigan history.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||We can just say anyone who||
We can just say anyone who plays SDE.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||That's Delano Hill.||
That's Delano Hill.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Truth.||
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I don't think devotee is a||
I don't think devotee is a strong enough word.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||OSU has similar OL kinks to||
OSU has similar OL kinks to work out, and now they have the QB thing to deal with. They have a bigger job ahead of them than ours, by a long shot.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Not that unique - looks just||
Not that unique - looks just like UCLA.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||You like the helmets? ND has||
You like the helmets? ND has iconic helmets. So stupid.
The last straw for me is if they ever mess with our helmets.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||The real loser here is Wilton||
The real loser here is Wilton Speight. No one is giving his profile post the attention it deserves.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||But idiot fans of all teams||
But idiot fans of all teams say stupid stuff after every loss. You can't control that.
When I think about whether I want Michigan to win a game or not, I don't first say, "what will the idiot group of opposing fans say on internet message boards if we win" and then make my decision based on that. I don't care. In fact, the most dumb excuses they make, the better. Excuses after losses just sound bitter, even when they're legit.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||DO NOT CARE. And I doubt it.||
DO NOT CARE.
And I doubt it. If Braxton Miller would have gone pro after last year, would they have said it's not legit? You lose players in football, that happens. They will have a full season to get ready for us. It will be legit. Are people saying our bowl game loss last year isn't legit? And if they are, do you think Kansas State fans give a damn?
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Braxton Miller is bette than||
Braxton Miller is bette than DG. Not by a ton, but he is.
But that wasn't what the poster said. The poster said Barrett and Jones were better than DG, which is just ridiculous.
|5 weeks 1 hour ago||Tim Tebow was an All World||
Tim Tebow was an All World college QB. Remember what happened to Florida the year after he left? Urban is not successful with just anyone under center.
|5 weeks 1 hour ago||He's doing karate?||
He's doing karate?
|5 weeks 1 hour ago||No. Even if he's not out for||
No. Even if he's not out for the season, it's still very likely his back up needs to play significant time this year (which has been the case every year with Miller) so it's still important info. If he injured his shoulder making a routine throw, he's not going to be 100% at any point this year.
|5 weeks 1 hour ago||Agreed. If he's that||
Agreed. If he's that fragile, I think I'd rather he struggle through the season and be 70% of himself than a kid who gets the whole season to warm up for us.
Remember what injured Denard was like? Not anywhere near as dangerous as real Denard. That could be what Braxton is by Thanksgiving.
|5 weeks 11 hours ago||But you can do that all year||
But you can do that all year long. If you like football, you can take a few hours out 6-7 days a year and watch.
|5 weeks 12 hours ago||Honestly, if he reinjured it||
Honestly, if he reinjured it making a routine throw, then this will be going on all season. And it will be worst by the time they play us. A beat up Miller might be better for us than Barnett with a full year to practice.
|5 weeks 12 hours ago||To an extent, sure. I'm not||
To an extent, sure. I'm not saying either are good, but not all bad things are equally bad, right? Typically, picking on someone your own size is less bad than beating up someone significantly smaller than you.
|5 weeks 14 hours ago||#Soonergate||
|5 weeks 14 hours ago||Eh, if the girl was the same||
Eh, if the girl was the same size as the guy York hit, then you might have a case. Is it the same when a 6'6" dude hits someone his own size vs hitting some scrawny 150 pound guy? Nope.
The biggest reason hitting a woman is wrong is because it's usually a physical mismatch. If that wasn't the case with Mixon, then you're right.
|5 weeks 14 hours ago||To those who downvoted me, I||
To those who downvoted me, I guess DD should have known that JV would shit the bed, right? If he plays like himself, no one is worried about Fister right now.
|5 weeks 14 hours ago||Nixon gets suspended for the||
Nixon gets suspended for the year, but they apply for a waiver so DGB doesn't have to. Yay, consistency.
|5 weeks 14 hours ago||No one said that. But that||
No one said that. But that has nothing to do with it. He's glad a kid who got in trouble didn't come here. That makes sense.
|5 weeks 14 hours ago||This is big news (if true).||
This is big news (if true). Certainly front page worthy.
|5 weeks 14 hours ago||No wonder we lost all those||
No wonder we lost all those games last year. We all spent too much time on this blog and not enough time focusing. I take full responsibility for my part in this.
|5 weeks 14 hours ago||Naw. It was a good trade.||
Naw. It was a good trade.
|5 weeks 17 hours ago||Of course he would. If Hoke||
Of course he would. If Hoke suspended him from football activities but allowed him to stay on scholarship, he could remain a student (unless the school wanted to punish him additionally for this).
|5 weeks 17 hours ago||I definitely don't think it's||
I definitely don't think it's right, and I admitted initially that I'm on the fence on this. But I don't know that a sucker punch is worse than a DUI. Both show poor judgment. And though you're right a DUI doesn't have the intent to hurt someone, the worst-case ramifications are also a whole lot worse.
Different people deal with different demons, so it's hard to say that some of those are worse than others. It's possible York struggles with anger issues, but would never think about getting behind the wheel of a car after a few drinks. I don't know the whole story about this kid, which is why I'm uncertain. I just know my mindset is not "It's about time, good riddance."
|5 weeks 17 hours ago||18+ isn't a good line in the||
18+ isn't a good line in the sand. I was pretty awful at decision making until about 25. A 19-20 year old should be held accountable for himself, but let's not go overboard. I'm sure he doesn't think what he did was the right thing to do, but in the heat of the moment with some booze, sometimes that good angel just doesn't speak as loudly.
|5 weeks 17 hours ago||It really depends on York's||
It really depends on York's history of behavior, and that's info I'm not privy to. If this was already his last chance, then I agree. But I've had friends in my life who were all around good people that did stupid shit well on par with sucker punching someone in the jaw, especially with alcohol involved, and none of them came from a background like York's.
|5 weeks 17 hours ago||Typically the tone associated||
Typically the tone associated with that phrase is not to wish someone well.
|5 weeks 17 hours ago||Yeah, because Katz is such an||
Yeah, because Katz is such an uncommon name, no way two people at ESPN both have it.
|5 weeks 17 hours ago||*poof* I hit a three *poof* I||
*poof* I hit a three *poof* I hit a three *poof* I hit a three.
|5 weeks 17 hours ago||I'm on the fence with this||
I'm on the fence with this one. Obviously Hoke knows more back story than I do and I trust his judgment, but when it comes to behavior stuff like this, I like the punishments that take away football but allow him to be a student. Kinda like Stonum - no football for a year, and if during that year you're clean, you get to come back, all the while still working toward a degree. If the kid is willing to be a good student for a year without football, he can earn his way back on the team.
If he keeps fucking up, then he can go. That said, this might not be York's first strike for all I know, so that might be part of the reason.
|5 weeks 17 hours ago||Wow, those two statements||
Wow, those two statements sure don't jive.
|5 weeks 18 hours ago||I have no idea how they beat||
I have no idea how they beat Stanford last year because they weren't a good team. They lost to Oregon State and Washington State and barely beat Utah State and Colorado. Stanford just didn't show up that day. They had two costly turnovers (Utah only had one) and a missed FG.
Utah's DL doesn't look like it will be good enough to really take advantage of our OL. Their starting DTs are 5-11, 285 and 6-0 290. One of the two listed backups is a 6-3 250lb RS FR. Their starting DEs are both 6-3 and are 245 and 270 pounds. Again, one of the listed backups is listed at 6-0 215. I don't know how good all of these guys are, but it doesn't sound like they are big or deep.
I know one of their starting CBs is out for the season, so I suspect we might be a little pass heavy anyway.
|5 weeks 18 hours ago||If we only count 5 stars then||
If we only count 5 stars then there aren't many of those to discuss, and he said highly-rated so I took that to mean 4 stars and above. The only 5 stars on the team are Peppers, Kalis, Green and Pipkins, and those two have only had 2 seasons under their belts, one of which Kalis redshirted and one of which Pipkins mostly spent injured. Green had a decent frosh year, but that's not enough to say anything. I think Scout had Dymonte Thomas as a 5-star, but we knew he was a great athlete who was very raw in technique.
So that sample size is pretty small. As for non-4 stars who had offers from everyone, I would include Magnuson, Poggi, Lewis, maybe Hurst (he was a M-OSU battle), Jarrod Wilson (came down to M, PSU and ND), certainly Mason Cole, Bosch, Tuley-Tillman, Kugler, Dawson. Most of those guys are too young to make a judgment on yet.
|5 weeks 18 hours ago||I think people are reading||
I think people are reading the title and assuming Andy Katz. I did the same, until I remembered he was a basketball writer. I know the post says Sharon, but I skipped over that part the first time.
|5 weeks 18 hours ago||Don't put that on the||
Don't put that on the offensive line. We actually ran the ball decently well in that game. Toussaint was 19 for 71 and a TD, that's 3.7 ypc. Devin had 10 carries for 103 yards and a TD.
We almost lost that game because DG coughed the ball up 4 times, one of which was a pick-6, and another INT was so deep they got a FG without getting a first down. That's 10 points we literally handed them. The other 14 points they got off 8- and 11-play TD drives. That's on our D, not our O.
So after Gardner turns the ball over 4 times, we still score 28 points on 425 yards of offense. Can't blame the OL for that one.
|5 weeks 18 hours ago||Does she predict we go 7-0 in||
Does she predict we go 7-0 in the article? Because the part you block quoted just says we'll be favored in our first 7 games, that's not the same thing as predicting we go 7-0.
|5 weeks 18 hours ago||Oh like that's saying much.||
Oh like that's saying much. I bet your average Buckeye is more positve about our team than our fanbase, if MGoBlog is any indication.
|5 weeks 18 hours ago||I don't think anyone (with||
I don't think anyone (with knowledge) has said the OL hasn't improved at all.
People can bitch all they want about the OL, but between RS Jrs and RS Srs, we have one scholarship-recruited player. Jack Miller, who was a no name recruit, recruited by nobody but us becase RR couldn't recruit the OL. You guys can blame Funk and Hoke all you want, but you're not going to have a traditional Michigan OL without any Michigan-caliber upperclassmen.
|5 weeks 19 hours ago||I typically hate the saying||
I typically hate the saying "a chain is only as strong as its weakest link" because I think it's often misapplied, but that's very applicable to an offensive line. It does you no good ot have two future NFL OTs on the OL if the guys in between them suck. You need all 5 guys to execute blocks on the OL. If guy 1 absolutely obliterates his guy, but guy 2 whiffs, guy 1's effort is useless.
You'd rather have 5 guys who are All Big Ten honorable mention than have 2 stars and 3 scrubs like we had last year.
This year, our best OL won't be as good, but our worst OL should be considerably better. That will lead to a unit that is improved overall.
|5 weeks 19 hours ago||You don't really slim down to||
You don't really slim down to run zone blocking, but it's not like any of our OL (aside from Braden) are that big anyway. It's not like Bama's OL was a bunch of 290lb guys. Most of our OL are between 295 and 305. That's pretty average.
|5 weeks 19 hours ago||That's BS. First off, we||
That's BS. First off, we have 2 4 star or better OL on the team who are RS So or older. Only two. One of those didn't play in the scrimmage due to injury, but according to Hoke he's in line the start, and the other is Erik Magnuson who is starting and looking solid. Still only a RS Soph though.
Stop acting like we aren't developing our offensive linemen. By all accounts, guys like Magnuson and Kalis and Braden and Glasgow and Miller (all of our linemen who are older than a RS Frosh, save Bars) have improved consistently. Glasgow couldn't get a Big Ten scholarship and is now a solid Big Ten starter. Braden couldn't see the field last year, and this year he earned a starting spot early. These guys are improving.
Very few programs have 4-5* lineman looking very good early, and when they do that's not really a development thing because they haven't had time to develop them at that point. If you want to talk about development, you have to give them time to develop. I'd say Schofield and Lewan developed, right? Those are the only guys who have been with Funk long enough to judge, but maybe Miller and Glasgow as well, but they are in line to start so we'll see how they do this year. Glasgow looked solid last year though.
|5 weeks 19 hours ago||Absolutely. It's just one||
Absolutely. It's just one position group. Under RR, our D was awful at every postiion. We had 0 good defensive games.
I know we were frustrated last year, but in about half of our games (OSU included) our offense put together outstanding performances. Our defense never did that under RichRod.
|5 weeks 19 hours ago||First of all, DL is easier.||
First of all, DL is easier. The mental aspect of that position group is far less than the OL, and the DL isn't learning an entirely new set of plays like the offense is.
Second of all, the D is just better than the offensive line this year. We knew that already. So the D has fewer things it does poorly and needs to work on.
Also, don't act like the offense never moved the ball. The times when the D worked on their inadequacies could have been on some of those longer pass plays that were completed, maybe Hayes's long gain on the wheel route. Or maybe the time we were able to punch it in on the goal line.
|5 weeks 19 hours ago||That makes an equal amount of||
That makes an equal amount of sense.
|5 weeks 19 hours ago||I got the Bleacher Report||
I got the Bleacher Report Team Stream app for the pro sports updates (I don't have time to read blogs for Tigers, Lions, Pistons, etc. like I go for M football), but I fell into the trap of reading their college football material. Just awful. I watched a video with a guy saying Michigan could lose every game this season.
|5 weeks 19 hours ago||Agree - weird spot for a||
Agree - weird spot for a tattoo. And the orientation is weird. If he's standing up, it's upside down. The only real way to read it is for him to read it himself when he is sitting, or for him to do a handstand.
|5 weeks 19 hours ago||No love for Chesson?||
No love for Chesson?
|5 weeks 19 hours ago||Yeah, this. He did some||
Yeah, this. He did some research, or he wouldn't have known about Canteen. Kudos for that. Had he done more research, he would have learned that Canteen might not get a ton of PT, but Peppers will be on the field somewhere between 50-80% of the plays on defense.
Canteen is getting praise as being one of the better freshmen, but he's still behind a handful of guys at WR. Peppers might already be our best CB, and at minimum will be a guy seeing a majority of the snaps on D.
|5 weeks 20 hours ago||That's the first thing I||
That's the first thing I thought as well. Some big J. Crim. L. fan got a tattoo to commemorate the victory.
|5 weeks 20 hours ago||Only Peppers? So you think||
Only Peppers? So you think Funchess hasn't lived up to his billing? How about Jourdan Lewis. Sure sounds like Joe Bolden is doing his part, as have Jake Butt and (reportedly) Darboh as well. Also, a lot of the less heralded recruits Hoke has brought in have well out-performed their rankings, such as 3 stars Frank Clark, Willie Henry, and Taco Charlton.
Outside of the few guys that were thrown into the end of that 2011 class (like Clark and Heitzman), the oldest Hoke recruits will be starting their third season this fall so for most of them, it's a little early to say whether they've lived up to their rankings or not. Hell, after 2 seasons people were saying Brandon Graham was a bust. Not every star is a star in their first year or two.
|5 weeks 20 hours ago||I downloaded the app just to||
I downloaded the app just to see his comment and...oh boy.
|5 weeks 21 hours ago||That's the best proposal. The||
That's the best proposal. The walk-on thing isn't a huge deal - there aren't that many who get scholarships anyway, but what you would do is any year where you don't get 23 guys or one of your 23 doesn't make it to campus for whatever reason you could give that scholarship to a walk on. The nice thing there is the walk on would keep it until he graduated, not just a one year thing.
|5 weeks 21 hours ago||Agreed. That was an||
Agreed. That was an exceptionally dumb comment. Maybe his girlfriend ran off with a guy named Alize or something.
|5 weeks 21 hours ago||The only reasonable||
The only reasonable implication there is that that one person prefers Panchero's, not that BTB is bad. The poster above said Webb was suggesting Michigan doesn't care about their players simply because OSU does. Webb might be suggesting he feels OSU cares more, but we can't take anything else from his comment.
|5 weeks 21 hours ago||Just about any rule that||
Just about any rule that would increase parity would be bad for the student athletes. Anything that reduces scholarships just means fewer kids who get to go to college for free.
|5 weeks 22 hours ago||I mean more the proposed and||
I mean more the proposed and probable changes that go along with autonomy. That stuff will likely widen ( or just maintain) the gap that already exists.
|5 weeks 22 hours ago||I don't think it suggests||
I don't think it suggests that. If I said "if you want a restaurant that sells a great burrito, go to Panchero's" I wouldn't necessarily be saying that BTB doesn't have a great burrito, just that I have a preference toward Panchero's.
He's saying he likes OSU, which duh.
|5 weeks 22 hours ago||All proposed changes seem to||
All proposed changes seem to suggest less parity, not more.