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|2 weeks 6 days ago||Latest buzz from various A&M||
Latest buzz from various A&M media that I trust:
-Muschamp is the dream candidate, but it's unclear whether or not he'd be interested in A&M. He may hold out and see if a DC position opens at Alabama/Auburn/LSU. A lower tier head coaching gig may also be an option.
-Venables at Clemson has deep ties to Sumlin (through OU), but Clemson pays their assistants extremely well so it may not be possible to outbid them.
-Last time around, A&M made a big offer to Narduzzi, but MSU matched and he stayed put. It sounds like they'll revisit that to see what he's thinking these days, but nobody really expects him to accept an A&M offer.
I would be a little bit surprised if they get any of those three and the second tier of candidates hasn't really emerged yet. It's a good job, but not an elite job. A&M has recruited fairly well on defense the last couple of years so there is some talent to work with (e.g. Myles Garrett). They've also had a tendency to recruit talented headcases (e.g. Dorian Claiborne and friends) so there is a lack of upperclassmen after numerous guys were booted for various shenanigans last year.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Obviously you feel badly for||
Obviously you feel badly for Johnson here. I suspect that his parents were trying to reinvest the borrowed money in some schemes of dubious quality. It would take some terrible people to just out and out steal from their kid, especially at these levels.
The bigger issue here, in my opinion, is why, in 2005, Maurice Taylor was in contact with current student athletes. What is it exactly that all those AD employees do? He seems like a fairly obvious person to warn athletes to not trust/have contact with/etc. It seems like the AD should be providing some guidance to revenue sports athletes on this, especially (especially!) those that have already been drafted and have million dollar contracts on the table.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||This is a very cool||
This is a very cool feature.
One note, I think that your Eric Nystrom picture might be Taylor Beck.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Well, shucks. Thanks for the||
Well, shucks. Thanks for the update.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Does anybody have good source||
Does anybody have good source for scores? I haven't been able to find anything on Ovid-Elsie vs. Frankenmuth. Go Marauders!
|21 weeks 3 days ago||Hey, getting relegated isn't||
Hey, getting relegated isn't going to be so bad, right? Guys? Anybody? Uh oh.
|22 weeks 4 days ago||Thanks, Seth.||
This is really powerful and speaks tremendously of your father. I unexpectedly lost my Dad last year and volunteered to speak at his memorial service. The process of remembering my favorite times with him, picking a few and building a narrative around his life was significant in my grieving process.
I hope that writing this has brought you some of that peace and helped begin the journey. You don't ever stop missing your loved one, but you do gain some perspective as the shock becomes less acute. One way or another we are reflections of those who raised us. They live on as long as we continue to live out the lessons they imparted.
|40 weeks 10 hours ago||I'd be interested.||
I'd be interested.
|42 weeks 6 days ago||Steve Holcomb had two||
Steve Holcomb had two bronzes, no?
|43 weeks 1 hour ago||Well yeah, of course. I'm||
Well yeah, of course. I'm just pointing out that sometimes we forget how small Canada is. In that light, 5 CA/FL teams vs. 7 in Canada isn't so shocking. Plus, Canada really has more like 8 when you factor in the fractional following that Detroit/Buffalo get in southern Ontario. Looking at demographics, by far the best location for expansion is somewhere around Hamilton, but I suspect that Toronto/Buffalo/Detroit are likely to continue to strongly oppose that.
|43 weeks 1 hour ago||Population of||
Population of Florida/California: ~57.8 million
|44 weeks 11 hours ago||I still don't understand how||
I still don't understand how Ryan Duncan won a Hobey Baker
|46 weeks 4 days ago||What follows is conjecture.||
What follows is conjecture. Neg as you will.
I think that many of you are overthinking the cover-up angle and the amount of time that passed between incident and expulsion. Per the police report that was leaked this fall, an accusation was made and investigated. For whatever reason, the fellow student elected not to pursue the matter further. The police allowed the case to close without further action. To my knowledge, there was no OSCR action at this time. This makes sense as, per the article that Don linked above, prior to 2011 the OSCR process was complainant driven. If the woman was unwilling to pursue a criminal charge then I strongly suspect that she was unwilling to pursue an OSCR complaint.
The story gets renewed attention this fall when the police report is leaked. I suspect that someone within the University (OSCR, AD, administration) in an attempt to avoid a scandal, asks what action was taken in 2009 (and perhaps why no OSCR action was taken). Discovering that the process has now changed and having some reason to suspect that Gibbons may have assaulted another student, the case is sent to OSCR for adjudication. This process takes most of the semester and Gibbons is expelled in December.
This, of course, doesn't excuse Hoke from answering some hard questions about his comments regarding Gibbons (injury/familty matters). But, lacking further evidence, pardon me if I don't jump the conclusion that Michigan was engaged in a 4 year coverup/obfuscation/nefariousness.
|46 weeks 4 days ago||Read the article that Don||
Read the article that Don linked. The whole point is that after 2011, the accuser no longer had to file a complaint with OSCR. If any University employees are aware (except a few special departments like CAPS) they are required to report and initiate the OSCR process.
|46 weeks 4 days ago||I think that it's more likely||
I think that it's more likely that when the story resurfaced earlier this year, somebody within the OSCR or the AD asked some questions about why the case wasn't adjucated in 2009. Discovering a change in policy, they may have read the title IX rules carefully and decided that the OSCR process was warranted per the current regulations. In fact, as Gibbons was still a student, it was probably required.
|50 weeks 4 days ago||Only if they make Aggie heads||
Only if they make Aggie heads asplode by putting it on the Longhorn Network.
|50 weeks 4 days ago||I hate to break it to you,||
I hate to break it to you, but A&M fans have known for 6+ months that, barring some sort of injury or meltdown, Manziel would enter the draft. Great way to go out though, puts a nice spin on a semi-disappointing final season.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||No surprise on the lack of||
No surprise on the lack of suspensions.
I am a little bit surprised that there hasn't been more discussion around Braxton Miller leaving the bench during the fight. I suppose that there probably isn't a rule like the NBA/NHL to cover this, but I thought he was lucky to escape notice as he grasped a Michigan facemask and pulled a player several yards, before hiding behind several teammates.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Somebody tried to do this||
Somebody tried to do this with minor league baseball about 5 years ago, but the MLB quashed it. The concept there was that non-bonus prospects often have to work winter jobs to makes ends meet. The investors were essentially paying for the player to train year round in exchange for a cut of future earnings. I was very disappointed to have my $50 refunded. It seemed like a cool way to help a player pursue their dreams, and also develop a rooting interest in low level baseball.
I guess it was $20, not $50.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||It's been a great decade to||
It's been a great decade to have the top Petroleum Engineering program. On top of that, A&M didn't really stop being a small pseudo-military college until the 70's. the explosion in former students (alums) is just starting to bear fruit.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||I'm beginning to find you||
I'm beginning to find you unpleasant.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Bad analogy. NASA did punish||
Bad analogy. NASA did punish astronauts for selling space trinkets.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Don't be, it sucks. In the||
Don't be, it sucks. In the vein of "pick a trendy name to draw in the desired crowd: pretentious douches that will overspend."
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Good for Glendening. Detroit||
Good for Glendening. Detroit is rapidly approaching the the 50 contract limit (I think this is 49) so this is a big vote of confidence that he's a) a guy they'd like to keep around Grand Rapids and b) somebody they can call up in an emergency and count on to fill a role.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Ahem.||
|1 year 24 weeks ago||He played in 6 of the Wings||
He played in 6 of the Wings 14 playoff games. Obviously, he may have been banged up, but at his age/playing style I think that's the norm going forward. A better way to do this might the 23 tickets approach that Brian stole from soccer. In that context, he probably ranks somewhere between 10 and 14 amongst the forwards.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||I think that with the way the||
I think that with the way the roster is shaking out, they almost have to break camp with 14/7/2. Emmerton and Tootoo would be the obvious guys to try and send down, but neither clears enough cap space to sign Nyquist. (Tootoo probably clears enough to sign Andersson).
Ergo, I don't think the Wings are done moving pieces around. Quincey is another name that I've seen thrown around. Quincey and a couple of forward prospects might get Detroit one of the young Jets defensemen (Enstrom/Bogosian) that they've been linked to in the past. They were rumored to be sniffing around Edler at the draft, and the Canucks are a mess.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Wings have ~$2.3MM to sign||
Wings have ~$2.3MM to sign Nyquist, Smith and Andersson. I'm no capologist, but if Samuelsson ($3MM) or Helm (~$2.1MM) goes on LTIR, I think that clears up some money. Also, they can go over by 10% but need to get under the limit before the season.
Right now (assuming Helm is healthy and Samuelsson is not) it looks something like:
Emmerton strikes me as replaceable, but I can't really see anyone wanting to trade for Tootoo. I don't think Detroit would trade Bertuzzi for some reason (not that there's a market there).
I *could* see Detroit trying to package Smith and Nyquist or Tatar for a top-4 defenseman, assuming hypothetical d-man had a small (<$4.5MM) cap hit.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||I've seen mock drafts with JT||
I've seen mock drafts with JT Compher sliding into the back of the first round. Downing should go 2-3. Motte maybe 3-5. Not the best Michigan draft ever, but solid.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||So, I'm pretty sure I lived||
So, I'm pretty sure I lived in David Alan Grier's room (145 Mosher). I can't quite figure out why I think that's so awesome, but I do. Definitely made my day, thanks for posting this.