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|12 weeks 5 days ago||UConn, Cincinnati, and USF||
UConn, Cincinnati, and USF are the only legacy Big East schools left in the American Athletic Conference. In a post-BCS world with conference expansion on hold for now, it's not a place I'd want to be.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||South of the Golf Course||
No alumni are ever going go back and feel like this piece of land is "on campus" or even like main street. It's south of the golf course next to a parking lot and to me sounds more like "down by briarwood mall". It's not a walkable area, so any development is not going to have the character you're looking for.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Math - Part 2||
$9 million / 16.7 acres = 540k / acre. Here's a vacant parcel on the main st side next to the golf course listed for 667k / acre. It's for residential development instead of commercial / mixed use, and it's 1.45 acres not 16.7. I have no real estate background but it seems like $9 mil is reasonable based off of that...
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Math||
The appraised value was 3.1 million and the taxes were 180k (~ 6%, Ann Arbor residents, does this sound accurate?). U-M is offering 12.7 mil. The city would have to match that bid in order to keep it from U-M. In my opinion that means they'd need to sell it to some tax paying user for at least $9mil to make sense financially (lose 3.7 mil and get paid back in tax revenues of 540k per year, ~7yr simple payback period).
|40 weeks 6 days ago||Defense: Back 7||
Jake Ryan, Desmond Morgan, Tom Gordon, Courtney Avery, (and Jordan Kovacs), all ranked 600+ in their classes. 5 of of 8 starters in the back 7 (nickel).
Major overachievers as a group.
|42 weeks 3 hours ago||Samir: Hmm... well, why don't||
Samir: Hmm... well, why don't you just go by Mike instead of Michael?
Michael Bolton: No way! Why should I change? He's the one who sucks.
|42 weeks 3 hours ago||Reference: http://mgoblog.com||
UFR Michigan Defensive Formation # of Plays Charted - 2011 Season
|44 weeks 4 days ago||N||
|45 weeks 3 days ago||Best data set on NFL Draftees:|
|45 weeks 5 days ago||Strategic? Implications...||
Mathlete argues the opposite of this logic that either he or Brian has put forth in the past: "even though the expected return is higher, the (kick) receiving team should not take touchbacks because the variance of the return is lower (zero)".
The offense should be interested in high variance, big play opportunities. The defense should be interested in limiting those opportunities, even if that means sacrificing a modest amount of field position on average.
Also, we don't have data for hang time. I'll bet if you did and you could eliminate shorter punts that did not have superior hang time, the results would look different.
Also to assume a "law of large numbers" approach when you only punt ~40-60 times per season and not account for who you're kicking to seems foolish. Look at the separation in Punt Return Yards (Average):
|51 weeks 2 hours ago||A major college football||
A major college football rivalry in the other division of its conference commanding all of the attention? Nebraska has never heard of such a thing.
|51 weeks 5 days ago||They should've signed Quin||
They should've signed Quin Blanding.
|51 weeks 6 days ago||Well those are the only||
Well those are the only scholarship & non-true freshmen WRs this season.
|51 weeks 6 days ago||Chris Bryant||
No mention of Chris Bryant, he's about 6.5 months off his broken leg. Anyone know if he's participating in spring practice?
|51 weeks 6 days ago||EDIT Request: "Tigers Release||
EDIT Request: "Tigers Release B. Boesch"
Before this turns into a OMG-what-happened-to-Kyle-Bosch-and-why-did-the-OP-spell-his-name-wrong?-thread
|52 weeks 4 hours ago||Fail||
And another EA Fail:
"With the victory, Robinson becomes the third Michigan Wolverine to appear on the cover of an NCAA Football title after former Heisman Trophy Winners Desmond Howard (NCAA Football 99) and Charles Woodson (NCAA Football 2006)."
|1 year 4 days ago||Wheat Thins > Lil' Wheat||
Wheat Thins > Lil' Wheat
|1 year 5 days ago||Spring Game?||
With Fitz injured and Derrick Green/Deveon Smith both not yet on campus, the RB position for the Spring Game is kind of a punt, no?
More Rawls/Hayes (Johnson/Norfleet?)
|1 year 6 days ago||Trolling argument: "If the||
Trolling argument: "If the WDE is an "OLB" coached by the OLB coach Roy Manning, then we have 4 LBs on the field, which is a 3-4 defense."
Questions about switching to a 3-4 defense kept coming up last year (because of DL depth issue), and Brian and Co. explained at length over and over again how a 4-3 under is basically the same thing. So no we're not "switching" to a different defensive scheme.
|1 year 6 days ago||"I presume this means Hoke||
"I presume this means Hoke will continue with the nose tackles, Mattison will take the SDEs and 3techs, and Manning will be in charge of both the SAMs and WDEs."
So basically you're saying we're switching to a 3-4 defense then? /trolling
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Aren't the Canadiens kind of||
Aren't the Canadiens kind of the Notre Dame of the NHL? (Except for the part where Notre Dame was in the Championship game this year)
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Thx DB||
Obviously the 2015 home opener @ Utah deserves the credit for this.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||On that note||
Michigan Top 22 "Avg-Avg" = 3.86
OSU Top 22 "Avg-Avg" = 3.83
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Chris Spielman||
Always seemed like a decent guy. Awesome career. Wound up with the Lions. In one of the Michigan v OSU documentaries he says he told his Dad he wanted to go to Michigan (grew up in Ohio) and his Dad said something like "if you go there, don't come back" so he went to OSU.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Second That||
But it is the offseason, so what else should we talk about? Hockey's Back? Derrick Green again? Harbowl?
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Location||
I don't know if this is possible, but I recommend putting a hyperlink to the Sticky thread on these pages at the top and/or next to the submit button/text box:
And perhaps what pops up when you go to compose a comment in a thread.
I've found this via "Useful Stuff" but I think its a bit confusing and needs to be dumbed down/put in a better context:
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Can I Get A Source For That?|
|1 year 7 weeks ago||The Junior in High School is||
The Junior in High School is always more exciting than the Freshman on our roster that just spent the season redshirting (no matter how highly they were rated).
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Request||
Awesome work Seth. One request:
Could you take a look at the number of Solid Starters you would project based on the roster for 2011 & 2012 (fill in these blanks):
I'd really like to know (1) what the expected change was from 2011 to 2012 (since everyone says it was so terrible), and (2) what the expected change is from 2012 to 2013.
Also one comment: Our 2013 projection if Lewan doesn't come back is 1.87. /shudder. Wooo!
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Early Signing Period||
Best argument for an early signing period is this situation, and kids enrolling early more and more. A school should be committed to a kid at least some period before he enrolls. This doesn't work if signing day isn't until February.