shocked gambling establishment etc
|6 hours 18 min ago||Then it's no wonder Armenians||
Then it's no wonder Armenians want to kill them.
|6 hours 19 min 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.
|6 hours 28 min 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.
|6 hours 32 min 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.
|6 hours 35 min ago||Roseboro would be a big time||
Roseboro would be a big time pick up. Yes, please.
|6 hours 37 min 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?
|6 hours 45 min 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.
|6 hours 49 min ago||Armenians are most certainly||
Armenians are most certainly considered Caucasian, so I don't think that's a good point to make.
|6 hours 52 min ago||Rudy sucked.||
|6 hours 54 min 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.
|11 hours 20 min ago||Not to sound creepy or||
Not to sound creepy or anything...but I think I recognize your wife's eyelashes.
|11 hours 22 min 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.
|11 hours 31 min 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.
|1 day 3 hours 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.
|1 day 3 hours 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.
|1 day 4 hours 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.
|1 day 4 hours 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.
|1 day 5 hours 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.
|1 day 5 hours 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.
|1 day 5 hours 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.
|1 day 5 hours ago||But Carroll liked to run it||
But Carroll liked to run it up the middle...oh, I get it.
|1 day 8 hours 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.
|1 day 11 hours 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.
|1 day 11 hours 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.
|2 days 6 hours 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.
|2 days 7 hours 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.
|2 days 9 hours 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.
|3 days 3 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.
|3 days 3 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.
|3 days 3 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.
|3 days 4 hours ago||Definitely go around calling||
Definitely go around calling everyone an asshole who speaks to you with a "bit of a condescending" tone.
|3 days 4 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.
|3 days 4 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.
|3 days 4 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.
|3 days 4 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.
|3 days 4 hours ago||...you're oversexed and||
...you're oversexed and ambidextrous.
And I just found my new band name.
|3 days 7 hours ago||Please continue posting your||
Please continue posting your third-hand info as fact.
|3 days 7 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?!?!?"
|3 days 8 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.
|3 days 8 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?
|3 days 9 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.
|3 days 10 hours ago||Agreed. That was a nice||
Agreed. That was a nice touch.
|3 days 10 hours 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.
|3 days 10 hours 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.
|3 days 11 hours 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.
|3 days 11 hours 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 days 8 hours 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 days 8 hours 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 days 8 hours ago||I like it. +1 from me.||
I like it. +1 from me.
|4 days 9 hours 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.
|5 days 21 hours 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.
|5 days 21 hours ago||It's a west coast thing ;)||
It's a west coast thing ;)
|5 days 22 hours ago||Thanks, SC.||
|5 days 22 hours 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.
|5 days 22 hours 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.
|5 days 22 hours ago||I love you too BrewMom.||
I love you too BrewMom.
|6 days 6 hours 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."
|6 days 6 hours 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.
|6 days 6 hours ago||It would certainly make||
It would certainly make losses a lot easier to deal with.
|6 days 6 hours 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.
|6 days 6 hours ago||Sure, but he probably wanted||
Sure, but he probably wanted to go to Michigan.
|6 days 6 hours 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.
|6 days 6 hours 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.
|6 days 6 hours ago||I don't understand this||
I don't understand this concept of "enough money" you speak of. But seriously - what is "enough?"
|6 days 6 hours 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.
|6 days 6 hours 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.
|6 days 6 hours 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.
|6 days 7 hours 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.
|6 days 7 hours ago||This is exactly right.||
This is exactly right.
|6 days 7 hours 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.
|6 days 9 hours 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.
|6 days 9 hours 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.
|6 days 10 hours 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?
|6 days 22 hours 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.
|1 week 5 hours ago||But it's not like math and||
But it's not like math and science are the only fields where research is done.
|1 week 5 hours 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.
|1 week 7 hours 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.
|1 week 7 hours 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.
|1 week 1 day ago||But their recruiting would||
But their recruiting would disagree. Tons of talent.
|1 week 1 day ago||Not a ton of programs||
Not a ton of programs significantly bigger than Washington.
|1 week 1 day ago||This is MGoBlog. A strong||
This is MGoBlog. A strong contingent would bitch no matter the announcement.
|1 week 1 day ago||Uh, deal. Dibs!||
Uh, deal. Dibs!
|1 week 1 day ago||So sad. One of the best HS||
So sad. One of the best HS football players in Michigan history.
|1 week 1 day ago||We can just say anyone who||
We can just say anyone who plays SDE.
|1 week 1 day ago||That's Delano Hill.||
That's Delano Hill.
|1 week 1 day ago||Truth.||
|1 week 1 day ago||I don't think devotee is a||
I don't think devotee is a strong enough word.
|1 week 2 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.
|1 week 2 days ago||Not that unique - looks just||
Not that unique - looks just like UCLA.
|1 week 2 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.
|1 week 2 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.
|1 week 2 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.
|1 week 2 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?
|1 week 2 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.
|1 week 2 days 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.
|1 week 2 days ago||He's doing karate?||
He's doing karate?
|1 week 2 days 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.
|1 week 2 days 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.
|1 week 2 days 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.
|1 week 2 days 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.
|1 week 2 days 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.
|1 week 2 days ago||#Soonergate||
|1 week 2 days 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.
|1 week 2 days 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.
|1 week 2 days 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.
|1 week 2 days 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.
|1 week 3 days ago||This is big news (if true).||
This is big news (if true). Certainly front page worthy.
|1 week 3 days 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.
|1 week 3 days ago||Naw. It was a good trade.||
Naw. It was a good trade.
|1 week 3 days 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).
|1 week 3 days 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."
|1 week 3 days 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.
|1 week 3 days 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.
|1 week 3 days ago||Typically the tone associated||
Typically the tone associated with that phrase is not to wish someone well.
|1 week 3 days ago||Yeah, because Katz is such an||
Yeah, because Katz is such an uncommon name, no way two people at ESPN both have it.
|1 week 3 days ago||*poof* I hit a three *poof* I||
*poof* I hit a three *poof* I hit a three *poof* I hit a three.
|1 week 3 days 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.
|1 week 3 days ago||Wow, those two statements||
Wow, those two statements sure don't jive.
|1 week 3 days 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.
|1 week 3 days 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.
|1 week 3 days 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.
|1 week 3 days 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.
|1 week 3 days 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.
|1 week 3 days 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.
|1 week 3 days 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.
|1 week 3 days 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.
|1 week 3 days 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.
|1 week 3 days 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.
|1 week 3 days 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.
|1 week 3 days 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.
|1 week 3 days ago||That makes an equal amount of||
That makes an equal amount of sense.
|1 week 3 days 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.
|1 week 3 days 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.
|1 week 3 days ago||No love for Chesson?||
No love for Chesson?
|1 week 3 days 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.
|1 week 3 days 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.
|1 week 3 days 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.
|1 week 3 days ago||I downloaded the app just to||
I downloaded the app just to see his comment and...oh boy.
|1 week 3 days 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.
|1 week 3 days ago||Agreed. That was an||
Agreed. That was an exceptionally dumb comment. Maybe his girlfriend ran off with a guy named Alize or something.
|1 week 3 days 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.
|1 week 3 days 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.
|1 week 3 days 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.
|1 week 3 days 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.
|1 week 3 days ago||All proposed changes seem to||
All proposed changes seem to suggest less parity, not more.
|1 week 3 days ago||But how on Earth would you||
But how on Earth would you know what the OSU coaches/players really care about? They've been recruiting really well lately too, so maybe they aren't all just a bunch of assholes? Just because they're our rivals doesn't mean they don't have anything to offer.
|1 week 3 days ago||Probably not, but there have||
Probably not, but there have been very few periods where a team has had as much on-field dominance as Alabama has had lately. So the recruiting part shouldn't be a huge surprise.
|1 week 3 days ago||I actually think think the OL||
I actually think think the OL could be good. They have a new system and new guys in the line up. Give them another month practicing this system and practicing together as one group of starters. And give them a couple games to get their feet wet. I don't expect them to look "good" in the first 4ish games, but I think it's entirely possible, if not likely, for them to be an above average OL group by the midpoint of the season.
|1 week 3 days ago||At this time of year I'm so||
At this time of year I'm so excited for football. It seems so many others are almost pissed it's going to start. Be positive, homey.
|1 week 3 days ago||I read a Bleacher Report||
I read a Bleacher Report article last week saying Kalis was our starting RT, Braden was our starting RG and Bosch was out with a bad back. They write articles base on like 70% of correct information. They suck.
|1 week 4 days ago||I agree on the Pac 12.||
I agree on the Pac 12. Washington had a mediocre year, lost their coach and haven't recruited well. They're top 25? Arizona State too? And I agree SC is too high, though they should probably be ranked somewhere.
|1 week 4 days ago||Votes were submitted 2 weeks||
Votes were submitted 2 weeks ago so none of that stuff is taken into consideration.
|1 week 4 days ago||I know the Badgers have||
I know the Badgers have reason to be confident, but I'm not sure how much I like that.
|1 week 4 days ago||Clearly that chance is above||
Clearly that chance is above zero, but I agree with your overall point. I think the chance we finish unranked is lower than a few of the teams on that list (Missouri, UNC, Nebraska, maybe ND).
|1 week 4 days ago||That's a fair opinion, I just||
That's a fair opinion, I just disagree. The only areas where we're young are areas where young guys have beaten out older players with the one exception the second safety spot. But If Peppers and Lewis start over Countess and Taylor, that means they are very good. And I'm not worry about the interior DL either, and I'm not sure why you think they're a bunch of young guys. The top interior DL guys are Pipkins, Henry, Wormley, Godin and Glasgow who are all 3rd year players, not what I would consider young, and most of them have significant playing time. The only young guys getting thrown in there are Hurst and Mone who are talented guys.
1st and 2nd year players are young. Once you're in your 3rd year of college football, I don't think you can call that guy young anymore.
|1 week 4 days ago||No way that's true.||
No way that's true.
|1 week 4 days ago||I said best D, not just best||
I said best D, not just best DL. I agree OSU probably has a better DL, but our D as a whole will be better than theirs.
|1 week 4 days ago||Ah yes, one of my favorite||
Ah yes, one of my favorite internet arguments, the old "people who really know football think (what I think)" argument. Well done.
|1 week 4 days ago||Holy shit you pansies need to||
Holy shit you pansies need to get over hit. Holy hell so many people on this blog just aren't happy if they aren't complaining about something.
|1 week 4 days ago||Thank you for appreciating||
Thank you for appreciating his appreciation.
|1 week 4 days ago||Well, if we assume our||
Well, if we assume our defense is the best of all the teams we'll play (an assumption I intend to make) then our offense should perform better than that, by some degree, in every game we play.
|1 week 4 days ago||Good post, but I don't get he||
Good post, but I don't get he knock on Gallon. He was an Army AA.
|1 week 4 days ago||If we go 8-4 and that gets||
If we go 8-4 and that gets Hoke fired, I will eat the trunk of a lemon tree.
|1 week 4 days ago||Whoa - do we not like Billy||
Whoa - do we not like Billy Joel? I can't get on board with that. What song was it? Please say River of Dreams.
|1 week 4 days ago||Pocahontas? Maybe Sacagewea.||
Pocahontas? Maybe Sacagewea. Not sure I spelled that correctly, however.
|1 week 5 days ago||Root against college kids? I||
Root against college kids? I root against college kids every Saturday in the fall. And twice a week all winter, etc.
I don't root against them in life, like I don't take pleasure from Clarett's after college issues. And I'm not going to cheer for an injury either, or celebrate one that could impact a player outside of football (like a head injury). But injuries are also part of football. We will have players injured, to some extent, when we play OSU. I'm sure OSU fans are glad Gardner was hurt last year, otherwise they likely would have lost. So if Braxton is banged up, yeah I'm happy about that and I don't need him to get well soon at all.
|1 week 5 days ago||Don't want to use anecdotal||
Don't want to use anecdotal evidence of Henne? Because he was 100% pocket passer and he still got hurt. And the reason he started as a true frosh was because the pocket passer in front of him (Matt Gutierrez) was injured.
|1 week 5 days ago||I don't get this. Some||
I don't get this. Some Michigan fans are too polite. I would love to see Braxton Miller have a terrible year, because of injuries or otherwise. Why would I ever want an OSU player to do otherwise?
|1 week 5 days ago||Definitely Michigan dental||
Definitely Michigan dental school material.
EDIT: In all honesty, you might want to take a few years off before dental school to grow up. It will serve you well.
|1 week 5 days ago||Would you mind sharing with||
Would you mind sharing with me why you did that?
|1 week 5 days ago||Well that's hockey, and I||
Well that's hockey, and I didn't say there weren't any smart kids. I just doubt they have a significantly higher number of them than most above average schools.
|1 week 6 days ago||They didn't admit anything||
They didn't admit anything was going on except an investigation. They didn't admit to anything that wasn't said in the press release. Any question that asked anything was shot down. I learned absolutely nothing new from the press conference.
|1 week 6 days ago||Whoa, you're the only one||
Whoa, you're the only one really bringing it up.
And maybe RR didn't pay his DC as much because he didn't hire one worth it? Or maybe Hoke can because Dave Brandon let him, but then that would mean that DB isn't the devil, so that can't be it.
We will never know how well RR would have done in 2011. But without anyone to coach defense, I doubt he would have done as well.
|1 week 6 days ago||Did you say "quilty?" Are||
Did you say "quilty?" Are you trolling me for my debate on the press conference thread?
|1 week 6 days ago||I also love how he emphasized||
I also love how he emphasized that this was an academic issue, not an athletics issue. Oh yeah? You hold a press release every time students are investigated for cheating?
EDIT: With the athletic director present.
|1 week 6 days ago||I thought that was absolutely||
I thought that was absolutely worthless. Why have a press conference if you don't intend to answer any questions? Might as well just have a press release. Every real question was answered with "I don't want to speculate" or "We aren't prepared to answer that at this time."
|1 week 6 days ago||Seriously? I thought they||
Seriously? I thought they said absolutely nothing. I don't think I learned a single thing from that press conference.
|1 week 6 days ago||The difference in que and||
The difference in que and quiero have a lot to do with emphasis, not necessarily spelling.
Say "Rico" and then say "Rigo." Can you tell a difference?
|1 week 6 days ago||In Spanish, when a g is||
In Spanish, when a g is followed by a u, the g is hardly pronounced. For example, the word "guero" sounds like it's spelled "wehdo." However, a qu will make a hard k sound.
I'm not saying it's crazy different, but different enough that you won't confuse one for the other if it's pronounced correctly. I doubt that poster pronounced it Rich Rodrikez.
|1 week 6 days ago||ND can recognize whatever||
ND can recognize whatever they want, but the NCAA won't and therefore when comparing schools, ND will have fewer. For schools like ND, that's a punishment.
|1 week 6 days ago||Living in LA, I've seen lots||
Living in LA, I've seen lots and lots of people with the last name Rodriguez, and I've never seen it spelled with a "q." Also, it would be pronounced quite differently, so it's not like messing up Goldberg and Goldburg, for example.
|1 week 6 days ago||No, he covered that.||
No, he covered that.
|1 week 6 days ago||8-4 would be good for ND.||
8-4 would be good for ND. They play 5 teams currently ranked in the preseason Coaches Poll, 3 of them are on the road. That doesn't count games against us, Louisville, Syracuse and Northwestern, none of which are gimmes. If they come out of that 8-4, they should be happy about that.
|1 week 6 days ago||I can't imagine there are||
I can't imagine there are many kids on ND's team who are taking calculus. If they are, they'd be taking it at whatever school they were at.
|1 week 6 days ago||it might affect it. It's bad||
it might affect it. It's bad press, and that's the sort of thing that turns off recruits or parents who were otherwise on the fence. If you're a kid who is borderline in terms of grades, you might be more inclined to go somewhere that turns a blind eye to this sort of behavior. Also, if losing those players causes ND to have poor season, that stuff always affects recuiting.
|1 week 6 days ago||I must dislike ND a whole lot||
I must dislike ND a whole lot more than you then, because I take literally tons of joy (thousands of pounds of joy) out of this. If I had a daughter, I'd change her name to joy. ND's misfortune increases my joyousness.
|1 week 6 days ago||I'm like giddy over here.||
I'm like giddy over here. I'm gonna check the mail repeatedly until my neighbor comes out of his house. I want to be the one to tell him.
|1 week 6 days ago||It keeps getting better. It||
It keeps getting better. It can't get better enough.
|1 week 6 days ago||Because half of my family is||
Because half of my family is Irish-Catholic and I have many friends and neighbors (including the guy directly across the street from me) who went to or cheer for ND, this news is...I don't know a strong enough word. Immaculate.
|1 week 6 days ago||I get where you're coming||
I get where you're coming from, but I think you're putting too much weight into stuff like that. Both teams will be amply fired up, regardless of what they're coming off. Getting super excited doesn't make up for losing talented, experienced players. And sure, they have guys they can prepare before our game, but those guys won't be as good as these guys.
Also, this will help ND lose other games this fall, which I am in favor of. Because Fuck ND.
|1 week 6 days ago||Nothing short of a We Are||
Nothing short of a We Are Marshall situation would make me feel bad for ND fans. I feel for the guys involved for blowing an opportunity, but I will in no way, shape or form feel bad for ND fans.
|1 week 6 days ago||From a roster perspective -||
From a roster perspective - neither. Only guy that impacts him is Williams who was likely gone (or a 5th year senior) when Bilal shows up.
From a PR standpoint, it has to help us, I would think.
|1 week 6 days ago||Eh, I don't know. When just||
Eh, I don't know. When just one guy goes down, or a coach is sick or whatever, I can understad. But this is at least 3 very good players.
The whole "I'd rather play them at full strength" thing is fine for some, but not for me. I want to win. I'm sure Nebraska doesn't care that Denard got hurt and that allowed them to smoke us, right? And I didn't care that when we beat State a decade or so ago it was because Stanton went down. Winning is winning. Part of football is depth and dealing with injuries/absences. We won't have Jake Butt and possibly Kyle Kalis when we play them. So no, I don't feel bad they aren't at full strength. Anything that helps us win is good in my book.
|1 week 6 days ago||If that's the worst thing||
If that's the worst thing your wife watches, you've got it good.
|1 week 6 days ago||I get his joke. I don't get||
I get his joke. I don't get yours.
|1 week 6 days ago||You mean inside "the" 50. And||
You mean inside "the" 50. And I agree.
|1 week 6 days ago||Perfect, then it would||
Perfect, then it would include Erik Magnuson too. And Joey Burzinski.
|1 week 6 days ago||Springsteen's version was||
Springsteen's version was actually "cut loose like a deuce."
|1 week 6 days ago||Yeah, exactly. I think he||
Yeah, exactly. I think he was 290 last year and 299 now. That's a 9lb additional, but there is likely 10-20 pounds of body reshaping going on as well. He could have added 19lb of muscle and lost 10lb of fat, for example. That makes for a much more able offensive lineman.
|1 week 6 days ago||Yeah next year he's a RS||
Yeah next year he's a RS Soph, but I can't see how he starts next year with everyone back. He might have to wait until his RS Jr year to start, once Glasgow and Miller graduate.