|4 hours 20 min ago||Ohio has more blue chips||
And only one viable school for them to go to in state.
I'm more surprised at Kentucky's position.
|3 days 5 hours ago||You're right but for the wrong reason||
The late signs by other schools helped them pass us (although we were always still very high in the final rankings). But it wasn't because the kids were taken too early, generally. It's because the other school's rankings were artificially low by not having got the kids committed until the last second. When you're adding a top-100 recruit and replacing either an empty spot or a generic 3-star, your rankings are going to change a lot more than what happens if your top-100 recruit becomes a top 200 recruit.
Besides, Kugler, who this discussion largely jumped off of, was a 5-star in Scout's final rankings.
|6 days 15 hours ago||Double post||
I appreciate the talent Hoke left us, but not two posts worth!
|6 days 15 hours ago||Yes, but||
Is there anyone on our starting defense who wasn't a Hoke recruit? It literally could be the best defense in the modern era. Part of that is coaching, sure, but the defensive cupboard was left very, very full.
And Hoke got Peppers. Which probably helped get us Gary. He hit some big time homeruns to go with his strikeouts.
|1 week 4 hours ago||I don't think it's that high a bar||
Certainly there have been countless examples of players who are healthy enough by the time a bowl game rolls around who are held out to preserve a medical redshirt. I bet it's just a trainer who has a to say a player was unable to fully participate.
|1 week 16 hours ago||So you negged him||
For a different reason than miserable jealousy?
|2 weeks 6 hours ago||It's a mixed bag||
Certainly there are kids who know where they want to go, period, and still can get harassed by recruiters for several months after they make up their minds. It's good for those kids, and those schools which can now devote more time to other recruits. It's bad that there's no out for a coaching change. If the head coach leaves either voluntarily or involuntarily, the commitment should no longer be enforced.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Just during the season||
I'm fairly sure the practice squad doesn't exist during the offseason. But there are training camp stipends for guys on the preseason rosters.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Why no gameday visitor commits?||
In prior years, it seemed that gameday visits usually produced a commit or two, especially for big games. We've only had one such commit (and from a 2018 kid at that) through 5 games, and our best home opponents have already come and gone. Should I be worried?
|3 weeks 1 day ago||He is||
But he's really good at getting attention.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I'd suggest Colorado, for one||
One more win, best win is of similar quality (at Oregon, at Notre Dame), and their one loss was on the road, with a closer margin, and against a higher-ranked team.
Edit: rcowing beat me to it.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||But they'll still finish 8-4 at worst||
Their schedule is really light. 9-3 wouldn't be remotely surprising, so Ferentz will still look good.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I disagree||
I think Colorado will prove to be a good team when the season has finished. Maybe not a conference title game contender, but 6-3 or 7-2. They were dominant over their first two games, and even the first quarter of our game. I know their competition in those games was as poor as ours, but mediocre teams do not start out a season beating opponents by a combined score of 100-14. Their warts show.
Now, if Liufau is out for any extended time, I take back what I said above, because it's still a team lacking quality depth. But it's a team with some decent talent and good coaching.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Unlikely but not impossible||
If he were only on for three plays, but caught a TD, ran for a TD, and threw for a TD, he might get it just due to the novelty of that accomplishment.
But he'd have to be about perfect in his limited number of snaps. It would certainly require multiple scores.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah, he definitely pinched his ulnar nerve||
It can be tough to grip a ball with that. Normally that's something that clears up in hours or days, but sometimes it can take a lot longer, require surgery, or maybe never totally fix itself (Denard and me.) But I'd bet he'll show up Saturday and look like nothing was wrong.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Vs. the Lions?||
I'd probably take Sharpe.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||But Titans are playing the Lions||
Shouldn't that open the Tennessee passing game quite a bit?
I'm still leaning towards Hilton, but the Denver secondary is frightnening.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Can Hilton be my 4th WR vs. Denver?||
Or should I switch out in my deep PPR league? Other options are Jeremy Kerley, Rashard Matthews, and Sammie Coates.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Your tickets were trying to do you a favor||
They must have known what was coming.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Ugh Mitch||
As a reminder, the NBA doesn't suspend for pot until 3 failed tests. They give you time to practice not getting caught, and practice going through the treatment program, before it counts.
He has a $2.4 million option for next season that the Thunder would need to act on by the end of October. There's no way that's happening now.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||I don't think you understand the defintion||
Of "without consequence".
|5 weeks 3 days ago||If OSU fumbled||
Presumably Central Michigan would have a chance to recover a live ball and have a miracle happen. It's not the same thing.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Exactly this||
The refs got the spirit of the rule correct. The team committing the loss of down penalty isn't supposed to be advantaged by the penalty. Since it was fourth-down and the ball would have been Central Michigan's on downs, OSU was gaining the advantage. They committed the penalty because they were trying to run extra time off the clock since a kneel-down wouldn't have killed the clock enough.
The rule needs to be changed to how the refs called it. The point of the loss of down penalty is to not give a team who commits the penalty on offense a second-chance as a result of their rule-breaking, should the penalty be committed on downs 1-3. It's not supposed to guarantee victory to the team committing the infraction.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||I'd go with Riddick||
Assuming it's a PPR league.
Meanwhile, my similar question is Yeldon vs. Ivory.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||You win||
That's now the best thing I've seen.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Definitely the Chips||
I turned that game on just as the ball was snapped. It will probably be the best play I'll see all year. It made me recall Boise State a few years ago in their undefeated season bowl game.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||It's not a big deal||
It means Wisconsin and Iowa will have an extra win for sure, and make our games against them more meaningful.
What does matter is if Northwestern turns it around in the conference and goes 6-3 or something. Then the conference will look bad. The Big 12 doesn't get punished for having Kansas, the ACC never got punished for having Duke, etc. Every conference has a couple of bottom feeders. It's only ugly when said bottom feeder beats a top team, making everyone doubt everything due to the misapplication of the transitive property of winning.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||I think it was after||
But I'm not positive. Definitely off their game today.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||This thread seems incorrect||
Unless the announcers called his name incorrectly.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||There are two types of early commits||
In-state recruits and out-of-state recruits. The in-state ones tend to stick, because Michigan has been their dream school forever. The out-of-state ones get excited for Michigan, but then get excited at another one they see later. We in the past have lost players like George Coleman and Damien Harris. I'm sure we've also flipped kids who were early commits elsewhere.
As players continue to "commit" earlier, they will continue to "de-commit" more often. It's disappointing, but I'm personally not worried. Last year was Harbaugh's first full recruiting cycle at Michigan, and he did great. This year he's doing similarly well. 2018 looks to be a very small class, so it will not be difficult to replace any given recruit, because we'll have fewer spaces available than recruits who would like to attend.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Start another anti-Beilein thread, clearly||
This time the rant will be that Bamba is evidence that Beilein should have spent more time recruiting 5-stars, because they will come to Michigan.
It's nice when you rant without reason. It lets you win the argument regardless of results.
|6 weeks 5 hours ago||I for one am not over that||
Nebraska had a huge sideline violation on the final play. Should have been a 15-yard penalty, with us having the ball deep in Nebraska territory. As far as I'm concerned, that game never ended.
|6 weeks 21 hours ago||52-10||
Die Scott Frost.
|6 weeks 22 hours ago||Annihilate UCF this week||
They're a common opponent.
Also, when someone above Houston loses on a week we play a real opponent, its easier for pollsters to have a team leapfrog, since they won't have to "punish a team for beating the teams on their schedule." This is something I'm not worried about. Win, and they'll be in our rear-view mirror.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Seriously||
I know Hawaii isn't great, but Stanford looked like a team that will lose at least 3 games this season. We literally never punted, and has three different QB's lead touchdown drives.
Ah well. I'd rather be on top in January than September, and we will be on top in January. So I'll fret not and let my annoyance at the coaches poll fuel my enjoyment of our destruction of UCF and Scott Frost.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||This thread is the link||
The OP has broken multiple stories before in recent months, and Brian has vouched for him as having legit sources. He's also broken at least one false story, however, because submarines are notoriously difficult to find.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||On the other hand||
He's also the source who first broke that Speight was the starter, and some other since-verified scoops as well.
In other words, don't take what he says as Gospel, but also know that he has had good information many times in the past.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Getting Mone back by Wisconsin||
Would be great. But if he's not ready after all in time for them in week 5, I'd just sit him vs. Rutgers too and make sure he's 100% after the bye week. We need him at full strength for the second half of the season, and not vs. our dangerous rival in Rutgers.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||My guess is practice squad||
If the Lions thought he'd be claimed, I'd bet they'd have kept him on the roster. Of course, Lions, so I could be wrong.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||I feel CSU has been better than Colorado the past few seasons||
Not shocked that Colorado is winning, but I am shocked on the lopsidedness. Colorado was favored by 7.
|7 weeks 1 hour ago||I know he wasn't great at coaching||
But Brady Hoke was great at not just recruiting D-linemen, but in general. Clark was a grayshirt who turned into a full offer, and Stribling was a who's that guy out of North Carolina. Brandon Watson may yet turn into a capable corner as well, and I'm fairly sure he was a 2-star when Hoke offered him.
I'm glad we have the coaches we now do, but Hoke did a great job of filling the cupboard, especially on defense.
|7 weeks 19 hours ago||44-6 Michigan||
Although someone probably beat me to it.
|7 weeks 23 hours ago||Beat me to it||
I also don't mind watching the former recruits who wound up elsewhere while we're beating them.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||You forgot one||
Chips are bad, or something to do with Mike D/Antonio.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||No more thread creation for you||
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Oh man||
I can't decide which of the defensive previews I'm looking forward to the most! But this one has got me excited!
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Don't forget Gibbons||
No school can avoid these sorts of things completely, much as they all would like. You can limit your exposure, but 18-23 year-olds are wired to be impulsive, and adrenaline-filled football players even moreso.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Schofield will probably start||
But the Broncos O-line is terrible, and Schofield is the most likely to lose his job barring injury. As a Broncos fan, I was excited when we drafted him, but he's been disappointing as a pro. (Just less disappointing than several other OL.)
|7 weeks 5 days ago||How about eye movement or vision?||
If you can see the field more quickly or precisely, you're going to make better passes. Can't be taught, but it's definitely an attribute.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Always Denard||
I can't think of anyone who was more of a joy to watch play, and sports are supposed to bring joy, amongst other things. So Denard, first, last, and always.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||I'd decommit if that happened||
Say I was looking for a new job. A recruiter calls me up, we talk for 15 minutes. He tells me that I sound like a perfect candidate, and I should go to a job fair in a week where they would interview me for a position. I'm psyched! The job and the company both sound great! Mentally I'm already visualizing myself working there!
But then something comes up, and I can't make it to the job fair (I was traveling to it and my flight was canceled.) I call the recruiter to let him know, and he says not to worry about it, we'll work something out. Then, a week after the job fair, I get a letter in the mail saying: "Dear Blusalt, It was a pleasure speaking with you last week at the job fair. We are pleased to offer you a position with our company." Signed by someone higher up at the company than the recruiter.
Now, we'll assume it's a legit company and not a scam, and after some follow-up I determine it was a clerical error. The recruiter apologizes, insists they are still interested, and will pay for my expenses to come to a real interview. I'd probably still go to the interview, but certainly that excitement I had earlier where I envisioned myself working there would have worn off, and it's no guarantee I accept the job if offered for real this time. Certainly not if I have other options, which (to complete the metaphor), Aubrey Solomon does. They'd have a chance to bring that excitement back when I was there, but that company who's closer to where I live suddenly seems much more appealing.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||And it's not like one occurred when he was young||
If he's 45 now, that means he was arrested when he was probably 33 and 38. And there's no way he's unlucky and the only three times he's driven drunk were the times he was caught. For sure there have been plenty of instances when he got away with it between 2004 and 2016 (and presumably pre-dating 2004 as well.)
The only lesson he can teach players is how NOT to learn from one's mistakes. I'd be very disappointed if Michigan kept him on staff were he a coach here. Very disappointed.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||You're right! How could I miss it??||
Outstanding = Awesome
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Read it again||
His transitive property says Extremely Good = "To a Very Great Degree of Good". Shortened, that would be very good.
So Outstanding = Excellent
Outstanding = Very Good
|10 weeks 1 hour ago||You should choose MA||
If your wife passes the MTEL exams (teaching certification test) she can have a five-year license while she teaches and takes the required courses she'll eventually need. So she can do as you hope -- work and take classes simulatenously.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Guy doesn't know that Ryan Glasgow is a player to watch||
That's a bit of a miss.
|11 weeks 23 hours ago||Correct||
The TV stations haven't been owned by the cable company (or vice versa) for a few years.
Also, Time Warner Cable was just sold to Charter, so now everyone can complain about Charter instead.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||I was most interested in the third bullet point||
"We expect you to continue to strive for excellence as a student and as an athlete; this scholarship should serve as motivation towards continued growth, not an excuse to become complacent." Was this language around last year, or is this the Swenson paragraph? Anyone know?
|11 weeks 5 days ago||That explains a lot||
Although after this presentation, I'm pretty convinced this man doesn't have poor judgment. He's just a chauvinist moron.
|12 weeks 15 hours ago||I don't see them being better than the 5 seed||
Love them or hate them, Cavs are still number 1.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Yes you are||
When we win the National Championship, that QB is going pro.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Yes, they do||
But sometimes players have an agent for contracts and an agent for endorsements.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||The salary cap had little to do with it||
With the exception of Crawford's deal, every other salary was defined by the rookie scale or a cheap contract signed last year (GR3), so they wouldn't get any bounce. Trey and THJ will both be free agents next year, so we'll see if they're able to cash in on some of the big pay days with an even larger cap. They'll both probably be restricted free agents, however, which can sometimes suppress deals. Stauskas, McGary, and Levert, who will still be on their rookie scale contracts, are in line for modest raises.
|14 weeks 7 hours ago||I thought I could ignore my appendix||
Firstly, Hatter, I'm glad you're okay.
I was 24, and had already been blessed with kidney stones, so when my abdomen started hurting, I assumed that's what it was. I had a couple leftover oxy from the prior bout a year earlier, so I took those and went to a going away party for a friend. At about 4 am, after the oxy had worn off, I was in a lot of pain, but kept insisting I was fine and the kidney stone would pass. But my friends pretty much forced me into a car and took me to the ER. Lo and behold, my appendix had not much time left in it. If I had one more dose of painkillers, I might never have made it to the ER.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||They definitely test for it||
First offense is a warning and you get placed into a program.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||If it's for 5 games||
It's for marijuana. Other drugs get much heftier suspensions per the CBA.
Also, it means it was either his second or third positive test as an NBA player (depending whether or not they counted his college test as his first infraction.)
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Still can't log in||
I really need to get my Pokedex up before paternity leave ends!
|15 weeks 2 hours ago||David Cameron||
I know, no politics.
|15 weeks 2 hours ago||We better win the national championship in 2019||
All of our toughest opponents at home, and either Peters in his 4th year or McCafffrey in his third year at QB. Probably no Gary tho. :(
|15 weeks 3 days ago||They had 4 top 5 picks||
Never forget Anthony Bennett!
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Good luck to them||
But that team is totally on the mediocrity treadmill. They'll finish somewhere between 7th and 11th in the East, and have zero cap space next year.
I hope Trey looks good in the minutes he gets, and then gets to go to an organization that knows what they want to do.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||It is||
But at the same time, the Wizards don't know what they want right now. That is a team that for two years planned to make a run at Durant, and then couldn't even get a meeting with him. Then they skipped out on the first two days of free agency hoping to get Horford, even though they needed a small forward more than anything. And then when they missed Horford, they spent most of their money ($16 mil a year) on a backup center, at a time when more and more teams are playing Beilein ball and playing small forwards at the 4 and power forwards at the 5.
Anyway, I wish Trey Burke the best, and remind him that DJ Augustin just signed for $29 million. But the Wizards will be a tough place to get back on track, and I hope he winds up somewhere else, like Brooklyn.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||It's something||
But it wasn't a very valuable pick -- a second-rounder in 2021. But as a DC resident, I'll be excited to see him when I watch my Celtics crush the Wizards.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Chesson was a state track champion himself in high school||
It's not beyond the pale to believe that Chesson, who is two years older, could have beaten Jabrill in a head-to-head race last summer. Both are very fast.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Please delete your account||
It's better for all parties.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Northern Ireland is gone||
Irish Reunification will happen.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||The U.K. is the sixth-largest economy, I believe||
There's naturally going to be some spillover to other economies from the recession they just voted for themselves. And there is also concern this will be the first of many votes to leave the EU, which would cause a continental-wide recession and lowered long-term economic potential, which will definitely affect the global economy.
The next few days will likely lead to some overselling. It's certainly a bad day to buy. But I wouldn't expect a quick snap back to market levels prior to the Brexit.
|17 weeks 16 hours ago||Me too||
So did the Seattle Times (with a caveat that he was still taking visits).
|17 weeks 17 hours ago||Saw it in March||
I had incredibly high expectations, and they were blown away! I can't stop listening. If I ever one the Powerball, I'm fairly sure I'd blow the entire prize on seeing Hamilton every night. I can't think of a better way to spend it.
Enjoy it in February!
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Not including Glasgow and Kenny Allen||
We're at 84.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||It would have helped||
But it probably would have been better not to go down that road at all.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Unless that gun was linked to a murder||
No, he most certainly did not one-up Persky.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||Being a vegan bodybuilder might be tough||
But normal humans don't need 100g of protein a day. It's not that difficult. A block of tofu has 40g of protein. I used to count protein for every meal, but realized I was getting more than enough without trying.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Or don't follow the rules||
Just understand there may be consequences. There's no law that says a kid has to show up at classes, but he'll probably fail out and lose his scholarship (if he goes to most schools).
I'm not sure what the issue is, or even if there is an issue at all, but marijuana could be legal and it would still be Harbaugh's prerogative to ban it (although maybe that would have a different impact on his scholarship I guess.). I'm in favor of legalization myself, even tho I never have nor never will use the stuff, but my or anyone else's opinions on the stuff are moot. It's a pretty clear rule, just as showing up to practice on time is a pretty clear rule. If you can't follow them, well...
|18 weeks 7 hours ago||I appreciate your original thinking||
Did you come up with that line on your own?
|18 weeks 19 hours ago||I'm sure he has a great future ahead of him||
I'm glad he's made a decision that makes it more likely he'll be able to enjoy it fully.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||He still wins||
The other post says USF, not UCF.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||TOEFL||
Might it not be the case that this is why he and Utah have mutually agreed he should re-open his recruitment?
|18 weeks 6 days ago||He was behind a senior returning starter at center||
In 2014, Texas lost their senior starting center for the year in the first game (which stinks for the kid.). Raulerson was given the first chance to replace him, but that went about as well as you'd expect a redshirt freshman starting at center to go, with a lot of other first-time starters on the line. After a few games of that, they slid their junior guard over to center. He performed well, was on the Rimington watch list heading into his senior year, and so Raulerson spent the year backing him up.
Raulerson was certainly going to be given a chance to win the job this year. My understanding is he and his father felt he was scapegoated for the 2014 OL problems, as he was somewhat banished after his early season failures. Obviously Raulerson was a Mack Brown recruit, but Strong was hired after Raulerson redshirted.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Rash Gary can solo The Tarrasque||
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Flip home-and-home with Arkansas||
We're the only non-conference road game Arkansas has appeared to scheduled so far for either year. That'd give us 7 home games in 2018 and six in 2019 (including OSU and MSU).
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Fewer tomato cans||
It's a simple solution. Seems we're already moving that way. We have games scheduled against Texas or Oklahoma from 2024-2027. Virginia Tech and Washington are both on the docket for 2020. If we added Notre Dame and keep Arkansas for both 2018 and 2019, that's another year with two. I'd prefer zero tomato cans, or if we're playing one, at least interesting teams like Army (whom we're also playing in 2019). My preference would be to play them every year and drop the Ball States altogether, or maybe one every other year.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Applied economics||
That was his second choice at UCLA. It's not that hard to make room for one more in that program (tougher for UCLA because the program is brand new this upcoming fall,) although if he's not an ace at math he should not try it.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||Having looked into it a little more||
UCLA's program has a size of 25, with over 700 applicants. He never should have been told he'd get in there as part of his recruitment unless he had some great test scores.
Michigan's program appears much larger, and has rolling admissions. If they've got a football scholarship open, I'd think they could make a spot in that program unless his test scores are abysmal.
But Econ masters programs at top schools are not for the faint of heart (having been through that grinder myself), so I'd encourage him to seriously consider his ability to succeed in one based on UCLA's decision.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||Possibly not||
I don't know how large the applied Econ program is at Michigan relative to USC's. Some terminal Econ masters programs are in the hundreds, while others are in the teens. It's a lot easier to make room for a student with fringe qualifications if it's your 151st member of the class instead of 21st.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||Someone lied to someone else||
A masters in education and a masters in applied economics are very different programs. Clearly he cares about the degree he'd be getting.
That said, I thought there was still potentially one scholarship open here, unlike what the article implies.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||I just found a recent comment in a different thread||
And downvoted that one. Justice needed to be served.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||No, I wasn't thinking Cleveland||
There have been some (probably far-fetched) rumors of him being interested in teaming up with Al Horford and going to Boston. The Celtics have some of the best perimeter defenders in the league -- it'd be interesting to see what that team would look like with one of the better two-way bigs and an all-world scorer. I think that'd become the best team in the east.
Durant to the Cavs would require the team to shed $40 million in salaries -- which they could do, but it would be a very different Cavs team.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Durant needs to go to the East||
That way we can have a proper NBA finals matchup.
|20 weeks 20 min ago||Maybe include his first name?||
It's kind of polite.
|20 weeks 36 min ago||Delete this thread?||
Let the kid have his time tomorrow.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah, that's totally it||
I mean, Michigan didn't make the championship game with freshmen playing over the 50% of the available minutes just three years ago, or anything like that, with Trey Burke not being one of those freshman. If they had, maybe I could help you with an example, but yeah, first-year's are never good unde Beilein.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||Is there supposed to be more to this?||
Seems like a short update, and there's nothing but a block quote under "Yes We're All Old." I know I'm old, but which legacy is it today?
|20 weeks 6 days ago||Nonsense||
Bagmen will be more important than ever. Who's going to pay the tuition of the 4-star "walk-on"?
|21 weeks 3 hours ago||Probably not any more||
And as much as satellite camps are exciting, there are more important issues here.
|21 weeks 3 hours ago||Definitely a good decision by Baylor||
At some point I hope someone gets charged with interfering in a criminal investigation (or whatever the similar statute is in the given jurisdiction.). Losing a job is something, but after making 8 figures in the intermediary years, it isn't a lot.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||I read it that he would start in four weeks||
So presumably 3 weeks of notice for his current employer, and then a week of unpaid vacation.
I'd think the better way to do it is to say you want to give your current employer four weeks notice, and then use accrued vacation for your last week at your current job. That will prevent things such as health insurance from lapsing.
In my experience, saying you'd like to give a month's notice isn't a bad thing to a prospective employer, as t means they might get the same treatment when you leave.
As for salary negotiations, it depends how much of a bump from your current salary they're offering you from the get-go. It also depends if you have any way of determining what similar people at your new employer earn. They're not likely to want to give a new employee more than the midpoint of what their current employees are making. Word will get around and everyone will want a raise.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||Outstanding job by Benjamin||
He worked hard just to get noticed by the Michigan coaches, and has obviously continued that work, despite an injury last fall.
|22 weeks 3 days ago||They share the same agent||
But still great of KD nonetheless.
|22 weeks 4 days ago||Abby Wambach||
She was apparently in my youth soccer league when I was like 6. I have no idea if she was actually good at soccer at that point (but she probably was the kid with the ball everyone was chasing).
But no organized sports for me after the age of 12, sadly, so Abby Wambach it will have to be.
|23 weeks 2 hours ago||And I wish the Celtics drafted him over James Young||
Even so, I was very surprised when Mitch went #21 that year.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||The Cavs without LeBron would still be in the conference finals||
Maybe they would have lost a game or two, as Golden State has without Steph, but both teams are very deep with multiple players capable of carrying the load in a series.
I hate the Cavs, but I respect that team's quality.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||Since he didn't have four years in a US high school||
And is a citizen of a French-speaking country, having to take the TOEFL makes sense. I have no idea how much of hurdle it will be for him, but it's not surprising that he needs to take it.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah, and this was a commit||
It's one thing to not remember one the few hundred kids you've said hello to in the last six months, but it's another thing to not remember one of the half dozen or so who've taken you up on your offer. I'd also assume that it wasn't a surprise visit by the kid -- presumably Urban had been told who was showing up that day.
Either it was a bad joke that fell terribly flat (not impossible), or Meyer had simply forgotten he'd met the kid. Forgetting people you've met happens, but I wouldn't be surprised if it's the first time it's ever happened to this kid. Star high school football players aren't used to being forgotten.
|24 weeks 27 min ago||Tunsil is a Dolphin now||
It'd be nice if Ross encouraged him to be forthcoming with the NCAA. Doubt that would happen, since both the NCAA and NFL profit from maintaining "amateurism", but it would be nice.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||Firstly, it's Hoiberg||
Secondly, he did an absolutely terrible job coaching the Bulls this year. That team has a lot of talent, and he couldn't figure out how to use it. They weren't a championship club by any means, but they should have had no trouble making the playoffs.
That said, I think Izzo would be a very good hire for the Lakers. Even if he only coaches six years, that would be a reasonably long tenure for an NBA coach. The best players there are all very young, and they need a coach to work on skills and discipline as much as anything else. I hate the man, but those are his strengths. They don't need someone who's an NBA tactical genius yet -- those guys help you win close games, whereas the Lakers are just trying not to get blown out.
I'd probably take Kevin Ollie first, because he's younger, has more NBA cred, and is still close to Kevin Durant and Byron Westbrook, with whom he played his final NBA season. KD is a free agent this year (and maybe next year), and Westbrook next season. If Ollie could lure one or both of those two to the Lakers, and is able to mold their youth into NBA talent, the Lakers could turn around pretty quickly.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||Legal Services is an important issue||
I'm surprised that this is a particular one Harbaugh has latched onto, but pleased all the same. Funding for it is at historically low levels.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||That's not exactly how concussions work||
But beside that point, there was no immediate need for a scholarship other than to award it to a walk-on, which is a completely different situation than over signing and needing to clear a scholarship.
|27 weeks 2 hours ago||Cavs sweep||
No game will finish within 10. The only series that will be more one-sided in the first round is Spurs-Grizzlies.
I think the Pacers could have scared the Cavs, but not the Pistons. I do think that either of the Cavs potential second-round opponents (Atlanta and Boston) are capable of putting a scare in Cleveland.
It's been a good year for Detroit tho, and as long as they don't let Drummond leave in free agency, more good years will follow.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||Thornton would take up a scholarship while sitting out||
I don't think there'd be room for Peters and Thornton given the current scholarship situation.
|28 weeks 4 hours ago||At least in the NBA there is||
Many teams have an assistant coach who specializes in putting in the defensive coaching. That was Tom Thibedeau's role with the Rockets and Celtics before he became a head coach. I don't know if that exists in college, but it wouldn't surprise me if it did.
|28 weeks 3 days ago||Broncos have three 7th round picks||
With Manning retired, they may want to have some two-back formations. I could see him getting picked in the 7th round by Denver.
|28 weeks 6 days ago||Well played||
This sounded so plausible, and I wish this were posted yesterday.
|29 weeks 2 hours ago||Umm, okay||
I mean, I also mentioned that they played them close twice last year when both teams had a similar roster. I talked about how the Celtics match up decently with Golden State when healthy. In fact, going back to last year the Celtics are the only team in the NBA the Warriors haven't beaten by more than 5 points. In fact, they're the only team they haven't beaten by more than 10 points. But sure, whatever you say, I'm just looking at one game.
And again, I said the Celtics had a shot. I'm not so foolish so as to guarantee a win.
|29 weeks 6 hours ago||I think Boston has a shot||
They match up decently with Golden State, given GS current injury situation. The two big strikes against Boston are:
1) They're coming off a back-to-back in Portland, which will get them in to the Bay Area rather late.
But the last matchup between these two was one of the best of the season, and both games last year were very competitive as well. This should be a fun one, especially if Crowder plays.
|29 weeks 3 days ago||He's gone after the one-and-done types||
He's just rarely landed them. He got McGary, who turned out to be a two-and-done who was largely injured in year 2. It seemed like Jaylen Brown was Michigan-bound until he wasn't. Devin Booker was another near-miss whom Beilein had recruited for years. Derryck Thornton seemed like ours until Duke convinced him to move up his eligibility by a year. I don't even want to talk about Tyus Battle.
One reason it's difficult to have top 10 classes every year is that Michigan sometimes has less turnover. If you're Kentucky or Indiana, you're anticipating 6-7 open spots a season, so you can recruit like mad. If many seasons you anticipate 3, you're going to have fewer opportunities to go after those top 10 recruits. I do think Beilein is starting to worry less about scholarship space than he used to, which will help in recruiting, although maybe lead to some uncomfortable situations. Not to mention having 5-6 recruits bumps up your rankings due to sheer volume, compared with three recruits.
|30 weeks 2 days ago||I could be wrong, but||
I thought that Jones has officially announced he was graduating early last month, and that his departure was already included in the 87 scholarships.
|30 weeks 2 days ago||It's easy to say Harbaugh||
But Hoke brought us Peppers, and also JBB. Definitely too small of a sample size to make a definitive conclusion, but it's not all Harbs.
I'd be interested in numbers from Maryland and DC as well.
|30 weeks 5 days ago||As a Broncos fan||
I'm really hoping they give Rudock a shot. He's better than Siemian, and I think he'd do great in an offense that really wants its QB under center. That said, for Rudock's sake, I wouldn't want him coming in until mid-season. Then he only has to be better than Mark Sanchez, and not replace Peyton Manning.
|31 weeks 13 hours ago||Too bad both of our seniors are hurt||
Still tough to see them in street clothes. But Irvin and Walton have been around for 4 tourney wins at least, so there's still some winning memories.
|31 weeks 13 hours ago||Fairly sure the NCAA calls Friday the Second Round||
Stop being a wet blanket.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||If he's not in Hamilton, he's not getting a Tony||
But I'm sure he could pull off King George.
|31 weeks 4 days ago||There were a lot of conference tournament upsets this year||
Near a record amount, I think. That gives the bubble a little less room.
We still have a chance, but the team really needed to win one more game somewhere. And given most of our losses weren't even close, we can't look back and say we were an unlucky bounce or two away from that extra win.
|31 weeks 5 days ago||I feel bad rooting against UConn||
It's going to be heartbreaking for one of these teams.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||It might be that Meyer really likes the guy||
He's struggling in the campaign and really needs to win Ohio. I have to imagine Meyer is one of the most popular and respected people in the state, so his endorsement could very well have an impact.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah, this is totally made up||
Enjoy the peppers in La Paz.
|33 weeks 14 hours ago||He gave an interview just||
He gave an interview just this week to Chris Mannix where he talked about leaving Butler. He LOVES Butler. If for some reason he leaves the Celtics (which is really really improbable for reasons all the same posters have mentioned), he'd just return to Butler. But from all accounts he's pretty content in Boston and has three more years on his contract after this one. I'd be very, very surprised if Stevens weren't still coaching in Boston in 2020.
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|33 weeks 1 day ago||Apparently you didn't watch Michigan basketball until recently||
If you watched from 1999-2008 you'd appreciate 5 tourney appearances in 8 years, including two deep runs.
My biggest gripe is we need to schedule better. Our RPI could easily be 5-10 higher if we just played slightly better cupcakes.
|34 weeks 6 days ago||Matt Flynn||
He was a 7th round pick. The difference between 7th round and UDFA is pretty marginal.
I could see the Broncos taking a real look. They could be losing their top two QBs from last season, and Kubiak wants to run the offense with a QB primarily under center.
|35 weeks 5 days ago||To be fair||
The more recruits Harbaugh is able to get from Southern states, the more recruits that are left for them to get in the Midwest.
|39 weeks 1 day ago||Hopefully he's leaving Jersey early enough||
Might not be too bad to get out by early afternoon. On the other hand, the storm might last well into Sunday, so he could be stuck in Michigan an extra day...
|39 weeks 5 days ago||Gotten better grades?||
He's theoretically graduating in 3.5 years, so I don't think grades were a real issue.
|39 weeks 5 days ago||Glad he's getting his diploma||
Best of luck to him going forward!
|39 weeks 6 days ago||A middleman?||
She clearly felt victimized and went to a resource for victims of sexual crimes. It's not like she found a police broker.
Stop being a self-entitled chauvinist turd.
|40 weeks 4 hours ago||It gave us a lesser amount||
But that's apparently irrelevant. We were at, I think, 82 scholarships used this past season, although presumably those extra schollies went to walk ons for the year.
What matters is 25 new kids who count this year, as opposed to being backdated. What also matters is being at 85 at the end of August -- although what matters to most of us morally is that there aren't any players who are surprised this summer that they don't have a scholarship.
If we can backdate up to 7, we could take 30, and have room to backdate two extra players next year. Consider this a positive side of transition.
|40 weeks 2 days ago||Best of luck||
I'm sure he has a great future ahead of him!
|40 weeks 4 days ago||If Willie Henry goes to the NFL||
He''d have a chance to play his way into a starting role. But barring some other unexpected departure or probably two injuries, I'd expect him to rotate in, and probably not find more than 33% of the snaps in competitive games. The four starters next year will all be playing on Sundays in 2017. Even if freshmen were allowed to declare, I don't think Gary would.
|41 weeks 2 days ago||Hopefully this gets fixed by next year||
Classes start January 4, 2017 at Michigan. I don't want our title game opponent to have this advantage.
|41 weeks 5 days ago||Great job!||
All the best to him in his future, be it on Sundays or in med school.
|41 weeks 5 days ago||Not the Worldwide Leader's fault||
They wanted them today or tomorrow.
|42 weeks 6 hours ago||Sorry,||
But I'm the one who's salty.
|42 weeks 1 day ago||Agreed||
Makes it sound like an awards show rather than a severe injury to one of our players. Not in the best taste.
|42 weeks 2 days ago||No, it counts||
They've always played the game then. There's an agreement that some bowls will hold off on announcing bids if the game impacts bowl eligibility. If Navy hadn't lost late in the year, such a scenario might have happened, since they'd have been potentially eligible for the non-power conference slot in the NY6 bowls.
|42 weeks 4 days ago||There were a number of redshirt junior starters||
Editing post because it's not polite to name people.
There were 10-12 redshirt juniors with starter-level roles/snaps/production, out of 17 redshirt juniors. I wouldn't expect many openings from 5th year players at all.
|43 weeks 1 day ago||If it's really just for football players||
Would that open up a Title IX complaint? That'd just be men-only recreational facilities.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||According to the BC blogs||
Brown was the BC recruiter for New Jersey. That can't hurt.
|43 weeks 5 days ago||He absolutely is||
But as a freshman, he'd have to sit out a year. I think we're looking for someone who could immediately play (or at least compete for the starting role.)
|43 weeks 5 days ago||At some point, yes, it becomes a problem||
But given the dearth of qb's available when Harbaugh showed up, I doubt it will be a trend. Think about it, if Rudock didn't show up we'd have had Morris, Speight, and true freshmen. Coaching changes often mean some transfers as well, and if one or two QBs transfer, as is rumored, we'd again be thin at the position. But in 2017 we'd theoretically have O'Korn at least one of Gentry and Malzone, Peters, and a 2017 QB. That depth chart probably doesn't require a grad transfer, especially since that depth chart assumes that three QBs transfer out. If fewer do, the need is even less.
Hoke/Borges unfortunately mangled QB recruiting and development. Grad transfers are a band-aid to having limited viable upper-classmen at the position. Besides, Harbaugh also recruits competitors -- if you're scared off by him bringing in other QBs, you're probably not the best fit for him anyway.
|44 weeks 6 hours ago||Associate Head Coach||
Isn't that a title you give a defensive coordinator who won't make a "lateral" move?
|44 weeks 19 hours ago||Same here||
I've had him in my dynasty league for three years. Looking forward to him carrying me to a title the next two weeks.
|44 weeks 22 hours ago||Harbaugh has always liked QB competition||
He regularly brings in 2 high school QBs a year. With how few quarterbacks were on board when he showed up, it makes that he's want grad transfers for a year or two. And if you can get someone who was a dark horse Heisman contender when healthy, it's really a no-brainier.
|44 weeks 2 days ago||If our three toughest opponents||
Weren't all road games, sure, I'm with you. Maybe those teams regress, but going 2-1 at Iowa, Sparty, and Ohio is a tall order. I feel you're setting yourself up for a major disappointment.
|44 weeks 2 days ago||I must have missed this||
When did Hardman become a Bama guy? He was Georgia all the way -- did he say something after Bama hired his recruiter from UGA? Or is that just assumed based on the positive things he's said about him in the past?
|44 weeks 6 days ago||Unfortunately this is the most logical thing said in this thread||
I don't think we should assume he would respond to every, or even any, rumor. And as he gets more accustomed to his celebrity, I think he'll learn not to. But if you respond, vaguely implying people are wrong, there's an easy way to show them, rather than just a "leave me alone" message.
|44 weeks 6 days ago||So sad||
A reminder of what these kids put themselves through. Heal up, get your degree, and cherish all the memories.
|44 weeks 6 days ago||Grad transfers LBs are really rare||
QBs transfer because only one plays, so it can be tough to get on the field, but that's not necessarily a sign you're not very good. LBs have no trouble seeing the field if they're on the two-deep -- and if they're not at least second string as a grad transfer, they probably won't do much here.
|45 weeks 3 hours ago||No politics!||
Remember the rules!
|45 weeks 1 day ago||It's not just the bigs||
The perimeter defense has been not-at-all good. Only the rarest of bigs can stop the penetrating dribbler and recover when said dribbler passes it to the guy he just left for an easy 2. We're getting gashed.
|45 weeks 5 days ago||Disagree||
Utah put up some huge point totals this year when they were healthy, except when they played us. The results against MSU were solid. Minnesota, less so, although I don't remember anything cringeworthy except a couple of how-did-he-catch that moments. I think the loss of Glasgow was really significant, and also that of Mario for those stretch plays. Arguably Mone as well, since we just didn't have the size in the center of the line. Tough to tell for sure, since the schedule change coincided with some of those injuries, but you don't get three shutouts in a row by accident. BYU had no trouble scoring with their backup all season, for instance.
|46 weeks 1 day ago||Recruiting||
I'd be surprised if he didn't help get a significant portion of that talent tho.
|46 weeks 2 days ago||2-3 years of head coach training at UCF||
And then to Nebraska if everything goes well (for him at least. It won't have gone well for Nebraska if they make another head coaching switch that soon, I guess.)
|46 weeks 2 days ago||Richt is a really good coach||
And he seems like a really good person too, especially on the college football coach scale of being a good person. It'd be great if he came to the B1G. If he winds up at Maryland, Nebraska should be kicking themselves that they didn't give Pellini one more year.
|47 weeks 2 days ago||I don't understand the rule either||
Since clearly the refs don't. But I thought it was only targeting if it's a block against a defenseless player -- Chesson definitely gets him from the front and the player is certainly not defenseless. I do agree that he seemed to launch towards the head/neck area, however, so perhaps we got away with one. But again, it was definitely from the front direction, not the side or back, so if that's a requirement as well I don't think anything was wrong.
|47 weeks 2 days ago||I don't understand the rule either||
Since clearly the refs don't. But I thought it was only targeting if it's a block against a defenseless player -- Chesson definitely gets him from the front and the player is certainly not defenseless. I do agree that he seemed to launch towards the head/neck area, however, so perhaps we got away with one. But again, it was definitely from the front direction, not the side or back, so if that's a requirement as well I don't think anything was wrong.
|47 weeks 6 days ago||Thanks for speaking up||
I'm a bit floored by a lot of this thread.
|47 weeks 6 days ago||Josh McDaniels||
As a Denver Broncos fan who lived in Boston until recently, here's my McDaniels take:
1) I don't think he got a fair shake in Denver, given the terrible cap situation Shanahan left him with.
I think he'd be a bad fit for the Lions. He's not the right coach to walk into a power vacuum.
|48 weeks 3 hours ago||Re-read the article||
It's Denzel Nkrmdiche who's in the ICU, not Robert (don't know if there's a relation). Still serious for the kid, obviously, but want to clear up any confusion.
|48 weeks 5 hours ago||That sounds not good||
Seems like he was missing for a day, and then when found was taken to a hospital. Not many benign explanations come to my head for that situation.
|48 weeks 5 hours ago||They were playing him on offense||
They did it a fair bit early in the year, I think as a Fullback/TE. Got a few touchdowns, and one wasn't even from a goal line situation. Then he got a concussion playing offense, and I'm not sure they put him back on offense. But he's legitimately been a two-way player.
|48 weeks 14 hours ago||19-16||
|48 weeks 22 hours ago||Have to imagine Hill wants one more shot||
To prove to the NFL he's healthy. Doubt he'll get that opportunity at BYU, so it makes sense he'd transfer. And given how Rudock's turned around, Harbaugh has to be a huge draw to any QB at this point.
|48 weeks 1 day ago||Sure, road games matter||
But they aren't worth a 48-point swing vs. Northwestern. Might be worth the 10 points vs. Oregon State.
|49 weeks 3 days ago||Sure they're useful||
It's probabilistic. If they predict something should happen 60% of the time, and they got it right all the time, there's something wrong with the model. Is there a decent margin of error with these predictions? Sure. But that doesn't mean there isn't anything to take away from it.
|49 weeks 3 days ago||It really depends on your internet options||
If you have mediocre broadband, as I do, then you're going to hate streaming sports. If you can get reliable 30+ MBPS, and don't have a company that's playing with data caps, then go for it.
|49 weeks 4 days ago||It does||
But don't forget the year of Luke Fickell.
|49 weeks 4 days ago||You don't say?||
Keep trying, I'm sure it will work eventually.
|49 weeks 6 days ago||Zilch||
Life's more fun this way.
|50 weeks 2 days ago||They just shrugged||
When they looked across the bay and saw the dumpster fire that had been raging for 10 years in Oakland.
|1 year 3 days ago||If you're going to have a rule that calls for automatic ejection||
You have to get it right 100% of the time. Not sometimes, but always. And I know that's why they put in the automatic replay, but if even they can't get it right, you can't have that rule. And I think that's a shame they can't get it right, because it's in theory a good rule.
|1 year 5 days ago||Yeah, Stanford can put up points||
Averaging 45 a game excluding Northwestern. Putting up 38 on Northwestern was significant. We don't have the best offense in the country, but it's certainly competent.
|1 year 1 week ago||That would be great!||
I'd doubt it, but it can't hurt to ask.
Best argument would probably be if we went to the title game. That would mean we'd play in 15 games, and maybe you could argue that since Mario didn't finish his fifth game, he wasn't able to fully compete in 30% of his team's games.
But you hate to see a kid who'd been playing so well have his football career ended so suddenly, so I'll keep my fingers crossed!
|1 year 1 week ago||Except he wasn't called out||
He was called safe and later scored. Worst umpiring ever.
|1 year 1 week ago||Utley doesn't play second base||
He plays pinch hitter. And now he plays street clothes.
|1 year 1 week ago||A plunk in the hip||
Can still happen next season. But breaking a guy's leg in the playoffs greatly exceed a plunk in the leg justice.
And absolutely it was runner interference, which should have resulted in a) Utley being out b) the batter being out, and c) the inning ending without the tying run scoring.
|1 year 1 week ago||I think this is the best week for it||
Northwestern has a great defense, so bringing in an athlete like Peppers in a package they haven't seen could be very valuable. At the same time, Northwestern's offense, while not incompetent, isn't frightening. Saving him for OSU, as some have suggested, could be worth less (their defense isn't special). It also means that Peppers, who will have to use a ton of energy against OSU's offense could get winded a little more quickly.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Yeah, it's obviously shady||
In a thread about the Mass AG looking into one of them, I suggested they really need to be regulated, and this is just another example. FanDuel and Draft Kings are pretty similar sites. If you work at one, and see how everyone is betting at yours, you can be pretty confident the numbers are the same at the other site. It's clearly an unfair advantage (using confidential data), and you oughtn't be allowed to work at one and play on the other.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Yeah, the fumble doesn't count as a turnover in my book||
It was a QB sneak on 4th down and he lost the ball while stretching in vain for a first down he had no shot at getting. Maryland was going to get the ball at about the same place he fumbled. Unless you're making a careless lateral that costs a bunch of yards, fumbling in that situation is pretty much getting tackled.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Go Blue!||
Beilein über alles!
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Woke up with the flu||
Game on the couch for me instead of some of those dirt cheap last-minute tickets. Stupid flu.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||You don't sound very informed||
This hurricane is hundreds of miles in diameter. The center of circulation was forecast to potentially be in the DC area Sunday night to Monday, but the impact of the storm was forecast to be felt 24-36 hours in advance of that. You make the decision with the best information you have at the time, and the best information then was "This might not be necessary, but the risk is substantial."
If you call it a silly decision, I really hope you are never Ina situation to make such decisions, as you'll probably get people killed.