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|8 hours 8 min ago||Regardless of who cancelled on who||
That means it's officially a two-school race, which is better than a darkhorse that just appeared in the Championship.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Trey's option||
Options on rookie deals have to be picked up in October a full-year before they take effect, so Burke's already been picked up by the Jazz for 2015-2016. He's been pretty inconsistent, but I highly doubt the Jazz forego his final rookie year option. It's a lot easier to be a 2-guard like KCP than a point like Trey, especially as a young player. It's why Damien Lillard is very special.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||In fact they can't trade him because of the qualifying offer||
Any player who signs a qualifying offer has the ability to reject any trade he's involved in. This is because of an arcane NBA rule that says players on one-year deals with Bird rights at the end of them lose their Bird rights if they are traded. As the loss of Bird rights can lower the player's subsequent contract, player's are not usually willing to acquiesce to being traded. Monroe's camp has indicated he's no different.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Are you sure?||
I don't think I've read that before.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Is there any evidence that he isn't?||
Firstly, RB coach is probably the toughest position coach to judge on offense, since running backs are affected so much by another position (offensive line) as well as game plan. If a coach is only there for two years, it's realy tough to see much, especially when one of the years sees a constant rotation of players due to injuries.
That said, he's got years as a college coach before the NFL, he moved from lower-tier schools to higher-tier ones, and his boss decided he was good enough at his job to bring along to the NFL when the opportunity presented itself. He's moved steadily up the ranks, and when he's left a job it has always been for a better opportunity, and not because he was let go. On top of that RB coaching history, he has a year of successful high school head coaching (improving his team from winless to a 9-2 record in his one season), so he probably has some clue and isn't just a name. And yes, he was an NFL running back for a decade, and a great player both in the state of Michigan for high school and at UM. His résumé is absolutely of someone qualified to be the RB coach of the Wolverines, and anywhere else for that matter. The only real questions are whether Harbaugh would want to work with him and he with Harbaugh. But nothing in his history should make you doubt that he'd be a good hire, aside from the fact that it's really tough to judge how well a running back coach does to begin with.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I'd seen 7 years, $49 mil once||
And if he hits every incentive, the contract is worth $49.3 mil over 7 years. Which means we've won the B1G and National Championship every year. Hope that $49 mil number is right!
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Oh come now||
Hoke may not have been very goodi at winning games at Michigan, but it's pretty clear the kids loved him. It was obvious Hoke was going to be fired, especially once Brandon was out, so they looked elsewhere. Some of them may stay elsewhere, some may not. But why should they stay true to a verbal commitment to a coach who isn't there? That's not jumping ship. That's just not getting on a ship labeled "Destination: Unknown."
If I had a son who committed to somewhere because of the coaching staff, and the coaching staff was not going to be there, I'd surely tell him to look around and see what other coaching staff's he liked, instead of wating 4, 6, maybe 8 weeks for the new one at the original school to be in place. What if you didn't like the new coaches, or the new coach didn't like you? No reason to wait until the middle of January to start looking around again, when there might be fewer spots available.
But it's easy to be holier-than-thou on the internet.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Like Denard before him||
He'll be an easy kid to root for on Sundays. I hope he gets an opportunity to make his mark in the league, because he surely deserves it.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Don't get optimistic||
It's one thing to have someone who would have academically qualified at Michigan out of high school transfer in after 1 year at a decently regarded national university. It's a very different thing to have a kid who would not have qualified out of high school (like most JUCO's) come in after two years at a junior college. Freshmen transfers, like Isaac or maybe one of the kids from Tennessee mentioned in the recruiting post, will continue to be rare but possible. JUCO's -- not so much.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Nyet||
Harbaugh has one year left after this one. That's why it's been such a big deal all year long. If he could go anywhere he wanted after this season, his relationship with the 49ers wouldn't matter. But because the 9ers can control to what, if any, NFL team he goes to next year if they choose not to fire him, and for what compensation in return, it's a big deal. And it's why Michigan has a real chance, because he can't be stopped from going to AA -- that's completely up to him.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||I'm 33||
And not once have I gotten behind the wheel when I might even blow a .04, much less a .08. That's a pretty cavalier attitude you take about the lives of others unlucky enough to be on the road at the same time as you (or Gary Pinkel.)
In terms of general spousal fidelity or lack thereof, I agree that it's largely none of anyone's business. I think trying to cover-up said infidelity by getting someone a job using school resources is a different matter, however.
|8 weeks 14 hours ago||If I were him I'd probably go||
If he stays he's likely got his third OC in three years with a new QB who's looked uninspiring in his limited time. Between another year of likely mediocre performance and potential injury, his future draft stock can fall as easily as it can rise. If the new HC is an NFL guy, maybe he can convince Funch to stay on by giving him some NFL feedback on how to get better for next year, but otherwise I wouldn't blame him at all. I know, those who stay, but he'd be doing himself a disservice if he didn't explore it while the head coaching search is going on. Especially since it's not an impossibility the search won't be resolved until right around the time he has to make a final decision.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||I mean, I could be off on the specifics||
Perhaps the set-up was when ESPN got the rights to this tournament from the orgnanizers the agreement was they'd show it on ESPN3, but make it available to all users and not those with a cable subscription only. They agreed to something similar to this distribution format in th new NBA deal; all NBA games shown on ESPN beginning in the 2016-2017 season will be shown online with universal access (at least in the US). ESPN knows it's pretty much the only thing keeping the cable industry alive -- makes perfect sense they'd want to look into transitioning to new distribution methods. An important method of testing viability is to show better online-only live sports, as opposed to events they'd never put on their main networks anyway.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Stinks, but take it as a compliment||
ESPN is trying to draw more people to their streamed broadcasts, so that they can cut out the middleman of cable/satellite distribution companies (and instead deal with the middleman of ISP's who are largely the same companies, but whatever.) To do this, they need content that will actually draw viewers to their platform, and November non- conference games between two power conference tourney teams is a good way to do it, especially when one of those teams has a huge fan base like we do. It may seem like a demotion, but really it's ESPN trying to use us to evolve towards a new business model.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Looks like he just had an ACL injury||
Classic injury with his leg getting rolled on by a falling D-lineman from behind.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Clark and Pallante||
Were both initially recruited as grey shirts. When Hoke and Co. first came calling, that's what the offer was, and both accepted the offer (in their junior years, mind you). Then, in the senior years, presumably after the coaches realized they had the scholarship room (and maybe because they feared losing him in Clark's case) the offer was upped to a full-ride from before day 1. This kid, on the other hand, is being told two weeks before he graduates to find something to do other than go to college for a year. Very very different, and very not cool. Slightly better than being told after you show up to campus (as also happens in SEC country) what's going to happen, but not much better.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Broncos fan who lives in DC||
I loved Shanahan for a long time thanks to those Super Bowls (how could you not?) but his last 5 years in Denver were really marked by one impatient move after another, and the defense was in complete shambles by the time he left (not to mention the salary cap.) His time here in Washington was more of the same. He's also a complete control freak who I don't think is cut out for a college gig. He is the anti-Brady Hoke for the most part, so in that respect it would be great for some members of the fan base, but I think people would grow really tired of him really quickly. He's not ridiculously old (62) given his experience, but if he made it more than 5 years I'd be surprised.
My least favorite thing about him is his complete and total willingness to throw his players under the bus whenever something goes wrong. In the pros, that's fine I guess (but look in the mirror sometimes dude). When you're coaching 18-22 year-olds, that's not cool in my book except in the most extreme circumstances.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||They're 4-4||
I think that's pretty mediocre. Should probably get to 6 wins and the bowl game they shouldn't be eligible for.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||He went undrafted||
Signed as a free agent, I think just a non-guaranteed contract for a pre-season audition. That said, Golden State is a decent fit for him, since they have plenty of guards who have no trouble scoring, and someone coming off the bench playing a few minutes of aggressive defense a game can have a role. Rosters don't have to finalize for another couple of days yet, so it's not 100% likely Craft makes the final cut, but he probably will.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Can't up vote on app||
But thanks. Derisive names are puerile and add nothing to discourse. Initials like "DB" are one thing because it's easier to type, but otherwise call a man his name. Coach Hoke may not have been successful on the field, but he's still human and deserves the same respect any of us do.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||While I don't see it happening||
From a monetary perspective, Hoke could be bought out from his head coaching gig, and then offered an opportunity to stay by whomever takes over, at a much lower salary. If you get rid of Hoke as a head coach, whomever comes in is probably bringing in their own assistants anyway, so the cost is pretty much the same.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||That's actually not true at all||
A medical redshirt can be granted after any year, I believe at the discretion of the conference, if an injury is shown to have significantly, but not completely, reduced the number of games a player was able to compete in. It is available to any player who has not taken a redshirt for other reasons, and in essence makes a player eligible for a fifth year. For example, it was known BEFORE the beginning of the 2013 season that Devin Gardner would be eligible for the 2014 season, due to a medical redshirt being granted as a result of injuries in his freshman year. A medical hardship waiver is granted by the NCAA ( not the conference) giving a player a 6th year, and is rarely given. A player would have to miss the majority or total of multiple seasons due to injury for him to be eligible.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||They should bring back Turner Gill||
|15 weeks 3 days ago||I mostly understood the joke||
Just didn't feel that your joke should have become anti-Funk fodder.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Not sure what he means by "recent"||
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Don't know about MSU.||
Just went to his recruiting profile on this site. Regardless, while it may not be typical of a Michigan offer, it's also above "MAC". Furthermore, it just comes off as mean-spirited, as the very strong implication is that Bellomy's lack of success here has been because he's undeserving of being Michigan QB. My original analogy was to say we have no clue why it hasn't worked, and that's where it should end. And I stand by that. Can we be disappointed? Sure, but once we start saying he's a MAC QB, which is patently false, we move beyond disappointment and towards insults. We should all be better than that behind out anonymity.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Was he a great recruit for Michigan?||
No, never said that. Given the circumstances (lack of time and desperation for a warm body at the position) was he the best Michigan could get (with only high school level information available)? Certainly he was in that top group. Calling him MAC-level is revisionist history. According to this blog's recruiting profile, in addition to Purdue, his other suitors were Michigan State, Minnesota, USF, and Boise State. That's not MAC. Best thing ever? No. But someone who exhibited a decent amount of talent in high school? Absolutely.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Maybe I was more of a 4-star||
I had a great baritone voice for a teenager, but there were always the physical concerns.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||So you sort of missed his point||
I'll try from a different discipline.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||It's only year 3 of offensive line recruiting||
The transition year was not great for OL recruiting. Should be better than it is regardless, but given the lack of OL recruits prior to Hoke's hire in January, we shouldn't have expected much from that first class (nor have we gotten all that much.)