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- He's genuine and humble. He once spent 4-5 minutes talking to my then girlfriend/now wife and I at a lunch spot in Cleveland when he was on a recruiting trip. A simiple hi and handshake was all I was looking for, but he came over to to our table to continue the conversation.
- He has perspective, knows who he is, and knows what's important. There's a cool article about the role his faith plays in his life.
|1 week 4 days ago||Don't be a jerk||
Don't be a jerk
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|2 weeks 5 days ago||Raising kids takes a lot of||
Raising kids takes a lot of sacrifice in general. Whether they turn out to be a C student who goes to community college, a D1 athlete, piano player, etc....
|2 weeks 5 days ago||You're willing to hear an||
You're willing to hear an argument that parents, who sacrifice so much for their kids, are able to watch them play in the biggest games of their lives? What a guy you are...
|2 weeks 5 days ago||It should get raised, base it||
It should get raised, base it on a combination of market and game. $800 won't go very far for next weekend/Monday.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Agreed. Don't want to lose||
Agreed. Don't want to lose too much momentum from the initial Harbaugh hire.
I'd love to see Durkin, Mattison, Manning, Jackson, and Drevno formally announced today.
Edit: My biggest issue with this is that Swenson was given this info before it was official. How many people look bad because of that?
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Bravo!!!!||
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|5 weeks 4 days ago||Harbaugh is Jewish?||
Harbaugh is Jewish?
|16 weeks 1 day ago||This blog's not big enough||
This blog's not big enough for the both of us
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Let's just hope the blog is||
Let's just hope the blog is consistent in their rage accross the country. They might as well demand Dantonio be fired as well. A college football player is a college football player, regardless of who they play for.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||I know this will be||
I know this will be unpopular....but the handling of Morris was wrong AND this blog is going over the top trying to villianize Hoke. Brian and company (along with all journalists) should be cautious about writing with so much certainty.
Edit: One doesn't have to be Pro-Hoke or Pro-Brian. You can be neither.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||I see you found it! Sorry, I||
I see you found it! Sorry, I go to bed early.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||MGoBlog even gets credit for||
MGoBlog even gets credit for the image...
|19 weeks 2 days ago||He's genuine and humble. He||
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Did he let you run your hand||
Did he let you run your hand through his hair? What did it smell like?
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Lots of things to consider||
I made the shift to the DE/Straight Edge world about 3 years ago. So all this is from experience.
1 - http://badgerandblade.com/ has a bunch of good information on there
2 - Buy a cheap strop and learn on that. You will likely knick and cut it, better to do it to a $20 strop than a $75+ one.
3 - Use a DE razor first. It's a totally different ballgame than the 8 blade Mach Jet Glide world. You want to use as little pressure as possible.
4 - When you move to a straight edge, start with a rounded tip. More user friendly for the beginner.
5 - I still only shave with the grain on my face, my beard isn't that heavy. With proper stretching I can get an excellent shave just going in one direction and cleaning up tougher areas (chin) with my DE. Don't chase the perfect 4-way shave if you don't need to.
6- Just get a finishing stone if you plan on sharpening your own blades. You likely will never have enough experience to buy all the stones necessary to rehab a very dull blade. I have all the stones, and only rarely use the finishing stone. Proper stropping will keep the blade plenty sharp for a long time.
7 - In terms of shave soaps/creams. I use Arko and Cella. Very cheap and makes good lather. You can spend $40 on soap, only to be frustrated in your lack of ability to make good foam. Start small.
8 - I'd recommend a brush that is on the stiffer side. My brush is a little floppy and I think that's my problem when struggling to make foam.
9 - Don't ever use a straight edge when you don't have 30 minutes to dedicate to it. Last thing you want to do is rush. Shaving after a shower is the best. I invested a lot of money in the whole game pre kids when I had more time and sleep wasn't at a premium. Now that I have kids I might use the straight edge once a week. A DE shave is much better than Mach 3 shave, and much simpler than a straight edge. Therefore, the DE is my go to.
Also, price the razors out. They may be better kept as a collectors item.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||If one really wanted to, I'm||
If one really wanted to, I'm convinced you could get started in the DE world for less than $100. Then yearly soaps and blades could be bought for less than $15/year.
But it's way too easy to turn it into an expensive hobby.
|45 weeks 3 days ago||For the B1G tourney results piece||
The debate was more along the lines of building momentum. My friend is an OSU fan, his thought was that if OSU won the conference they would be "hot" and perform well in the NCAA tourney.
|49 weeks 2 days ago||I'm in love with the Craft||
I'm in love with the Craft gif. If only we could get the gif on a shirt, I'd pay $100 for it.
|50 weeks 6 days ago||Narrow down the list early||
Narrow down the list early then take my time. If schools/coaches I don't want to hear from continue recruiting me....restraining orders.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Congrats Austin!||
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Congrats!||
|1 year 7 weeks ago||I agree with a lot of what||
I agree with a lot of what you said. If I had that that exchange with a recruit, I'd write something like this....
I exchanged some texts with Malik tonight. As you know, he released a top 7 recently and there's no order to it. This interesting because [insert some insight to previous recruiting info]. Originally, he was going to make his decision during the AA game, but he's not so sure now. Malik has always been one of the tougher recruits to read. He, his parents, and coaches have done a great job of keeping things close to the vest which is their right. He seems like a high character kid, whichever school he ends up at will end up with a great student athlete.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Don't forget, sometimes||
Don't forget, sometimes perception = reality. There are a lot of people on this board giving you their perception of the situation. Are we really that far off from what some recruits might think?
|1 year 7 weeks ago||By posting the exchange||
By posting the exchange verbatim you are telling recruits there is absolutely no confidentiality in any communication. They will be (or should be) 100% cautious about anything they say or text to you. That is no way to build any kind of rapport with a recruit. Next thing you know, you're going to be reporting on the recruits tone of voice when you talked to them. You should at least get explicit permission to post a verbatim conversation with them before posting.
I know we all beg and plead for information on here, but no report might be your best move sometimes. Both for your career and for MGoBlog.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||That is exactly it. Not going to pretend I'm||
That is exactly it. Not going to pretend I'm smart enough to dissect the play call. But not switching up the look after the timeout is coaching 101.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Is there a difference in the wording there? I mean||
Is there a difference in the wording there? I mean effectively on the game?
Are refs schooled to pick one of the two?
|1 year 7 weeks ago||great call to go for it||
I'm not smart enough to question the play call
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Watched it with the Old Man.||
Watched it with the Old Man. Special memories. Sharing stuff like that with friends and family is the best part of sports.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Couldn't agree more||
The biggest joke is how Brandon immediately opened up the pocketbook for a DC. I asked for an Arizona shirt for Christmas when he got hired.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Maybe Lewan blocks that guy||
Maybe Lewan blocks that guy to keep his hands down and out of the throwing lane? Just a thought