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|1 week 4 days ago||Oh come on||
Hoke had six years of head coach experience and took two different teams to bowl games. He was clearly in over his head at Michigan but this is unfair.
|1 week 4 days ago||That may be true||
But the Dunaways may not see it that way. (Or the next recruit.)
|1 week 4 days ago||Carter Dunaway won't be here for over two years||
So I don't think it's unreasonable to ask people not to be dicks at his hello post.
While I think that "trusting the coach" can be a copout, at the same time it's ridiculous to criticize Harbaugh for recruiting someone that you don't like. Two years is a long time and lots of things could happen. Carter Dunaway could get injured and drop football, or decide to play somewhere else. Or he could develop into a legitimate four or five-star recruit.
I'd also add that even if an occasional player is a flyer I wouldn't be so concerned. The overall strength of Harbaugh's recruiting classes is going to determine his success at Michigan (along with how well he and his staff develop them). If a particular player does not pan out, but most of his teammates do, I'm not going to worry about it. It happened under Bo, it happens under Saban (why else would he use oversigning?) and it'll happen under Harbaugh.
This is not even remotely the equivalent of giving Carter Dunaway a participation trophy. This is Harbaugh getting a commitment from a kid who he thinks has a chance to be a good football player.
|1 week 6 days ago||Trask didn't describe it well, but I don't think she's off track||
Let me list a few of the things I regard as ephemeral that I never want to hear about again:
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I got my first ISP account the week before Gary Moeller quit||
I followed the whole ugly story fairly closely on ESPN.
I had sporadic access to the Internet for 2-3 years prior to that. Primarily I used gopher and FTP, though.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||So if I bet against you I make money?||
What's the Vegas line on uniform numbers?
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Corso is actually older||
Per Wikipedia Corso was born in 1935, Holtz in 1937.
|3 weeks 3 hours ago||While that was probably the worst game I've seen Wisconsin play||
While that was probably the worst game I've seen Wisconsin play (and I lived in Madison during the Don Morton years), they're 2-1 in the Big Ten Championship game.
That includes a 70-31 win over Nebraska the year without Russell Wilson.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||It's not unrealistic||
Look at USC when Pete Carroll took over for Paul Hackett. Hackett's last team had finished 5-7. Carroll took over with future Heisman winner and NFL starter Carson Palmer as his starting quarterback and finished a glorious 6-6. It wasn't until after Carroll had a year to work with Palmer and the team that he Southern Cal started to win consistently again.
Part of that was that Palmer was poorly coached under Hackett and threw a lot of interceptions and was generally ineffective. Does that sound familar? Carroll eventually got him performing at a high level, but it took some time.
In the long run I think the team is in much better shape with Harbaugh, but there are too many question marks on offense for them to do markedly better than they have the last couple of years. If everybody stays healthy and progresses faster than expected, sure, it could happen. If we have some key injuries and not all players progress at the speed we'd like, it could still be a long year.
(For the record, I hate using Carroll as an example here because he was such a sleazeball at Southern Cal.)
|4 weeks 1 day ago||I am DVRing the game so I can panic appropriately||
Don't worry, I'm not forgetting overreaction and of course quarterback and other position controversies based on limited evidence.
|5 weeks 4 hours ago||Sounds more like an homage to...||
Fantastic Voyage. Miniaturized scientists have an hour to destroy blood clot in the brain of defecting Cold War scientist. Novelized by Isaac Asimov.
|6 weeks 18 hours ago||DOUBLE POST MOTHERFUCKER||
DO YOU SPEAK IT?
|6 weeks 18 hours ago||Obviously anyone who put stickers on helmets||
Doesn't care about THE TEAM, THE TEAM, THE TEAM.
(I actually don't care, but I do think it's kind of funny you're quoting Bo against helmet stickers when his teams used them.)
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Exactly||
I assume his source is either is Baalke or whoever Baalke's top subordinate is.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||He's literally reporting what his source said||
The question is do we trust his source? Considering who his source is likely to be and what the 49ers have done lately, I wouldn't.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Give it a year or two||
They're working on it, though.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||The B1G should have twenty teams||
The Big Ten Division can have Michigan, Ohio State, Northwestern, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Michigan State, Iowa, Indiana and Purdue.
The Other Division can have Penn State, Rutgers, Maryland, Nebraska and six other teams.
Teams will only play teams in other division in the conference championship game.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||It's the fleas on the rats you should worry about||
So get cats!
But cats have toxoplasma gondii.
Well, you can always seal yourself inside a plastic bubble.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Stop the presses!||
A coach is using coach speak.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Honeymoon phase||
Give it time.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Me too|
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Weather can be pretty variable||
It doesn't look exciting, but they did have reports of snow.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Should I point out that Wilson is on there four times?||
Nah, I probably shouldn't.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Which is why Suh and the Lions are in the Super Bowl||
Go Lions! Beat the Pats!
|14 weeks 2 days ago||From the cool story bro department||
A friend of mine was moving and rented a truck, which he parked in front of his apartment. After we had loaded the damn thing, it wouldn't start. If I remember correctly it turned out it had been filled with regular gasoline instead of diesel. So we had to scramble to find a pickup truck and various other cars to get him moved.
On Monday he calls up to try to get his money back. Initially they tried to blame him for the whole problem, of course, but eventually they grudgingly admit that he was in the right and that they'll give him his money back.
When he looks at his VISA statement the next month, he notices that they've credited him seven times. He never said a word.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||You can thank me for not taking that bet||
It would have jinxed the whole damn thing and we'd be bitching about Coach Schiano now.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||As well as a lot of suspended talent||
They'd been 12-1 and (until he was suspended) had a senior Terrelle Pryor returning. If Pryor had played for the whole year instead of the Joe Bauserman/freshman Braxton Miller combo, I have to imagine they'd have won at least another 2-3 games.
That's not even counting the other guys they had suspended for a good chunk of the year, like DeVier Posey.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Football coverage isn't terribly good||
(I assume he was being sarcastic. For the sake of my liver I can only hope somebody else hires Addazio quickly, though.)
|21 weeks 2 days ago||Nebraska AD is clearly a dog person||
Although I suppose it could be his personality.
|21 weeks 2 days ago||That's not entirely fair||
He was at Oakland for two of their last three playoff appearances, and lost to the eventual Super Bowl champion both times. That Oakland team under Bill Callahan that Tampa Bay beat in the Super Bowl was as much his as that Tampa Bay team was Tony Dungy's. (Although it got clobbered.)
I don't see him coaching again either, though.