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|4 weeks 3 days ago||This is great||
All four of my kids even watched the games this time!
|4 weeks 4 days ago||don't click it||
Here is "some" of it:
Four words that are as true as “the house always wins.” Four words that should be chanted by the presidents and athletic directors of every Football Bowl Subdivision school (even if some of those leaders themselves have “absolute power.” Absolute power led to Baylor’s current abhorrent sexual assault scandal. The school hired a football coach in 2008 who was able to turn a bottom-feeder program into a conference champion and national contender. Art Briles’ winning strategy was to recruit athletes who were bigger, stronger and faster but not necessarily nice people. And some of those not-nice athletes were either accused or charged with assaulting women sexually and physically. Baylor’s administrators enabled Briles and his program to do what it wanted. Now here is where this column will anger the thousands of Michigan fans, alums and Jim Harbaugh cultists. Harbaugh is corrupting his absolute power absolutely. I’m not saying that Michigan will allow/condone sexual assault crimes by members of the football team. My point here is that the coaching cult of personality that swayed Baylor – and, frankly, sways other institutions – has been on full display since Coach Khaki strutted home to Ann Arbor. Other than annoy most of college football and the NCAA, Harbaugh hasn’t done anything illegal. In his mind and in the mind of Michigan fans, he has done nothing wrong. And this is where I beg to differ. Harbaugh has thumbed his nose at conventional thinking as he’s passed through every loophole he can find as he has turned the recruiting world on its head. Maybe that’s a good thing. But his methods are creating the kind of optics that is bad for college sports and college football. An open records request by the Detroit Free Press indicated that Michigan’s spring break week of spring practices in Florida cost $348,553 for four days of practice and a day off. Of course, the Wolverines loved it; what college kid wouldn’t like a free trip to Florida on spring break? Michigan’s Summer Swarm of satellite recruiting camps last year cost Michigan $211,948 to visit seven states in eight days. Starting June 1, Harbaugh has scheduled 38 satellite camps in 21 states along with two visits to American Samoa and one to Australia. We’ll eagerly await the open records request for that expense account. In 2014-15, Michigan had $152.5 million in revenue. So a couple of million to indulge a coach’s ego – a coach who played at the school and is charged with battling the Evil Empire in Columbus – is a pittance. This is about optics. The Power Five conferences reported nearly $2.1 billion in revenue for 2014-15. Mo’ money, mo’ problems. The money keeps rolling in, the coaches and the administrators keep making millions and the “student-athletes” play for a scholarship and no percentage of the profits. So when Harbaugh piles up a stack of money at the 50-yard line at Michigan Stadium and lights it on fire, it’s a bad “look.” Michigan’s spring break practice was held at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. That just happens to be a “national” high school with dozens of four- and five-star recruits. There are hundreds of Florida high schools where Harbaugh could have held spring practice but he chose a location where there are and will continue to be top recruits. Here is "some" of it: Michigan paid IMG $146,912 for facility rentals, housing and meals. That money and the presence of the Wolverines at IMG could be called “subliminal recruiting.” The NCAA tried to squash the expansion of satellite camps and failed. The Pac-12 has proposed a rule that would prohibit any practices during a university’s vacation period when the sport is out of season or the spring practice period for football. (It will go through the same legislative process that failed to stop the satellite camps.) Harbaugh is engaged in “wretched excess” disguised as “outworking other coaching staffs.” Staging 38 satellite camps in 30 days might be more about carpet-bombing the “Michigan brand” more so than landing five-star recruits.
|5 weeks 17 hours ago||not for uniforms but...||
I wear black tshirts (old military unit or heavy metal band) with dark green cargo pants when I want to wear whatever I want to wear with no situational pressure. So black and dark green.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||It's Not||
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Metallica||
Master of Puppets...
|10 weeks 3 days ago||no||
this is awful
|12 weeks 6 days ago||I got that reference||
|13 weeks 4 days ago||top lolz||
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Happy Easter!||
Your post is deeply appreciated!
|14 weeks 4 days ago||WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO||
Great game! Told my kids (they were a bit worried)
|17 weeks 5 days ago||:D||
|17 weeks 5 days ago||;)||
|18 weeks 15 hours ago||Great topic||
I like lots of types of music but mostly listen to metal. Current favorite band is Fallujah.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||YOU||
You are the hero MGoBlog needs
|21 weeks 1 hour ago||yippee||
Excited to see what this level of talent and coaching and scheme yield. Poor B. Graham was on his own. Woodley was a great disruptor too...
|22 weeks 2 days ago||Go Blue||
I have gotten Go Blue comments in Spain, Qatar, and Oman while wearing Michigan apparel
|22 weeks 4 days ago||just started reading this post||
glad I am not the only one watching the Citrus Bowl over and over
|24 weeks 1 day ago||Happy to hear this||
I loved Norfleet on the team, glad he is finishing his degree at UM
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Rebels Insider||
Is this guy also the bagman?
|28 weeks 16 hours ago||...||
|29 weeks 3 days ago||confused||
I honestly thought the question was going to be about why MSU hates US so much. There isn't really a history of emotion from the Wolverine side.
|30 weeks 6 days ago||check||
Thanks for link I went and voted
|30 weeks 6 days ago||personally||
I hope we are entering another John Cooper era. OSU wins a bunch of normal games and loses a bunch of Michigan games.
|32 weeks 6 days ago||good question||
Harbaugh was QB when I started watching Michigan football as a kid, so he has always had a special place in my heart. Brian Griese and John Navarre were guys I liked a lot but I loved Chad Henne. To answer the question with finality...after all the drama and being in the dumps and sadness and needing hope...Denard Robinson and his smile and incredible athleticism...he is my favorite. I know he was a train wreck half the time but when he was ON...he was ON. A joy to watch. His personality was the clincher.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||Thank you and||
Happy Veterans Day to all of you as well! I love this blog...it is (usually) a great community that I am proud to be a part of.
|33 weeks 6 days ago||I appreciate that!||
I am not against other people drinking, it was my bad habit. Other people drinking doesn't bother me. (Except the normal amount that drunk people annoy people who haven't been drinking lol.)
|33 weeks 6 days ago||No problem||
I really started drinking a lot at 19, and I quit at 29. The last three to five years of it were the worst. The amount I mentioned was the last year or so.
|33 weeks 6 days ago||well||
I used to drink every day. Went through a gallon of whiskey a week sometimes. Then I figured I should stop. Six years sober this past summer. Drinking responsibly is the way to go, I wasn't good at it back in the day. At least I never hurt anyone other than my liver.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||my favorite two||
Chuck Norris can slam a revolving door
|34 weeks 3 days ago||oh man||
this is gonna be painful