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|3 hours 52 min ago||Considering Houston didn't hire him||
I'm going to guess the answer is yes.
|12 hours 49 min ago||George is signed through 2019||
There's no need to extend him (and in fact the CBA wouldn't allow it until next summer anyway.)
|13 hours 23 min ago||My mistake, your idea is awesome||
I offered two alternatives. Twice. You ignored them.
But, as for my picking exceptional examples -- rocket scientists are exceptional. It's not something you pick up at 24 because gee you've always wanted to do that. Again, the course of study is intensive for four years, not two. And I'd be willing to bet most people who go on to advanced degrees in astrophysics and the like spent summers and evenings in high school taking extra classes at local colleges, studying on their own, or going to special camps and programs. Kind of like what high school athletes do. There's only so much time in the days of 15-23 year-olds, and kids who want to pursue really challenging academic work have been preparing themselves during high school, just as D-1 scholarship athletes have been practicing and going to camps, travel teams, and the like. The choices have mostly been made before they start their freshman years, and it's only the truly exceptional ones who are able to continue to have choices beyond that.
|13 hours 53 min ago||You mean||
Going to med school like Myron Rolle? Getting a law degree like Steve Young? I don't know of any D-1 rocket scientists, but a good friend of mine was a D-3 athlete who went on to get a PhD from CalTech and now works at JPL. It can be done.
Pre-med programs aren't typically designed to be crammed into two years. Nor is an undergrad program for someone who aspires to get a PhD in the physical sciences. As I said, if it's a real concern, limit the amount of time student-athletes can spend being athletes. Or offer them a free graduate degree that they qualify for at whatever time in their life they desire to embark on it. Telling kids they don't have to stretch themselves academically while they're entertaining you playing sports is simply trying to have your cake and eat it too, letting you watch unpaid athlete-students, who are primarily athletes when you watch them, but then can become students later if it works for them.
|14 hours 50 min ago||I don't think that makes much sense||
There are athletes who can handle difficult majors, and ones who either can't or choose not to. Not to mention, even GS or interdisciplinary majors CAN be challenging if the student desires. You can make a very well-rounded program from advanced courses in a variety of departments if you go the GS route. Kinesiology, sports management, and related majors could also be truly interesting to athletes, who have professional ambitions in sports and spend most of their non-class time involved in athletics.
If you're concerned about student athletes' abilities to have a rigorous academic experience, limit the amount of practice time, weight room time, film session time, playbook study time, etc.
The thing I would be down with is a free graduate degree for former athletes. Not one that you might do in your fifth year, but one you could start and finish after your athletic eligibility ran out, and even one you could start 10, 20, or 30 years later (since many people have a gap between undergrad and grad school). The former player would still need to qualify like any other student, but tuition would be 100% free.
|15 hours 34 min ago||He will||
And Wolverine Devotee will find him a minute after he's listed.
|1 day 17 hours ago||It didn't say that||
It said that Stanford has higher admission standards, much less historical success, and a lesser fan base than ND, and yet is having much more success. I'd say they were pretty honest with that appraisal (and since they still play each other every year, it was a natural school to compare to.)
|3 days 8 hours ago||I remember how excited he was to come to Michigan||
And I remember how excited I was for him to lead us to greatness.
Sad it didn't work out, but I'm glad he got his degree and I hope he finds success elsewhere. And I will always be mad that he was allowed to play while obviously concussed. That's one of my least favorite Michigan memories of all time.
|3 days 13 hours ago||Fumble vs. OSU||
Considering we got the ball back very quickly, deep in OSU territory due to the fake punt aftempt, and then promptly scored, I don't think that fumble mattered much. If we had scored, the resultant OSU drive probably plays out a bit differently starting at the 25 instead of the 2, and even if it did play out the same, we'd have gotten the ball back near midfield instead of just outside the red zone.
|3 days 16 hours ago||The OP seemed focused on Rivals||
When he looks at that list, I wanted to help him feel better.
|3 days 17 hours ago||If you can't be optimistic when stargazing||
When can you be?
|3 days 19 hours ago||Your eyes do not deceive you||
But Michigan is the favorite for #6 overall Isaiah Wilson and #13 Donovan Peoples-Jones, and has a real chance at #1 overall Najee Harris. We also are likely the leader for #26 Jordan Anthony and #30 Aubrey Solomon. #19 Alex Leatherwood is also a real possibility. So that's 4-6 players we could add who are ahead of McCaffrey (who, we should note, was Quarterback Development God Harbaugh's first choice for the class.) While OSU will beat us for 5-stars this year, the sky could look a lot brighter in a few weeks, so I recommend next star-gazing in January.
|6 days 11 hours ago||Just root for Va Tech||
If Clemson loses, I think we're in. The committee likes looking at head-to-head matchups, and we've clearly got that advantage over both Wisconsin and Penn State. And I don't think a 2-loss Clemson team has a better resume than us.
|1 week 9 hours ago||Did you miss the Indiana game?||
The conditions were terrible for throwing, with strong, swirling winds, cold rain, and eventually snow. I'm not saying O'Korn couldn't have been better, but that is not the type of game that should be solely used to judge a quarterback.
|1 week 3 days ago||I agree||
On the plus side, it would likely mean the Rose Bowl, which is nice. On the minus side, I hate playing the LA teams at the Rose Bowl, and USC is playing like a top 5 team at this point.
|1 week 3 days ago||Go Colorado Go!||
That win could be the only good thing to come from Dave Brandon, lol!
|1 week 5 days ago||I'd be surprised myself||
But it's certainly not out of the question. I'd be shocked if we're lower than 6th this week, and probably 5th. The committee hasn't liked Washington all year (and rightfully so with their non-conference schedule), so even 4th wouldn't be surprising.
Certainly if Colorado beats Washington next week, that helps a ton, because it removes them from the equation, and means we'd have beaten two 11-2 conference champs (with the other being the winner of the B1G championship.) Will one of those teams leapfrog us, even though we've beaten them all, have better wins, and the same record as of this week? It's possible, obviously, but it depends if they're wedded more to conference champs, or overall performance, strength of schedule, and head-to-head results. They've tried to indicate the latter in general.
Now, I do think Washington will beat Colorado, because strength of schedule not withstanding, the eye test supports Washington being the better team. But if Colorado wins, it could be all that we need.
|1 week 5 days ago||No||
I'm quite sure OSU would have dragged down every receiver and gotten away with it. It happened three plays later at any rate.
|1 week 5 days ago||They use their toilet paper||
As evidenced by TAMU's early ranking.
That said, root for Penn State and Colorado next weekend.
|1 week 6 days ago||Depends on the contract||
If the buyout isn't steep, they can always make a move the next time a better opportunity comes along. This year's list desirable coaches for big-time programs seemed to start and end with Tom Herman, so if they missed out on that, keeping around someone who's done all right isn't a bad move.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I bet another team was about to sign him||
Bears are already down two QB's for the season, and Colts only carry two, but are without Luck.
Glad he's on a roster, and I hope he's able to seize the backup job next year.
EDIT: Posters above indicate my guess was correct.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Summit league is not mid-major||
Mid-majors are conferences like Missouri Valley, A-10, even the WCC at this point, in which it would surprise no one in most years if the league got one or more at-large bids. If the Summit League gets two bids, it's only because a 28+-win conference champ loses in the finals of the conference tournament, and even then that team needs to have beaten a few power conference teams at the beginning of the year.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||That's an outdated number||
It's up to 74% now.
|3 weeks 5 hours ago||Fire Beilein!||
Where is the poster who always demands this? Missing, I see.
|3 weeks 13 hours ago||I still think the Colts need to take the best OL on the board||
Andrew Luck is the key to that team. They've invested a ton in him, and that they can't keep him off his back, despite him being relatively mobile and having a quick release, is the number one problem with that team. Defense is also an obvious issue, but they need to get that offensive line figured out before they're paying a broken QB $20+ million.
|3 weeks 14 hours ago||41-10||
|3 weeks 14 hours ago||I doubt they'd have won more with Simmons||
Maybe they'd be 3-9, and even that's a stretch.
I like Simmons a ton as a player, but if he were worth even 1 more win every 12 games, he'd be an All-NBA caliber player as a rookie coming off a one-and-done. The team just isnt good. Six lottery picks in four years and they're still the worst team in the NBA.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Defamation?||
They didn't even name the players. Is the entire football program going to sue?
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I disagree regarding the B1G||
I'm not convinced the committee would put Wisconsin ahead of us if it's a close game. We'd have split on the year and have a host of better wins. Certainly OSU wouldn't be ahead of us. Clemson and Washington likely would, but would Louisville get to jump the #2 team by not playing, and their best win on the year vs. a Florida St. team that's ranked lower than four of our wins? I personally don't think so. And that's assuming everyone in the top 8 wins out, except for OSU losing to us -- which is a pretty big assumption given this past weekend..
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Nice to see us at 3||
I'd argue that we probably only have to win the next two weeks to make the CFP if Colorado gets past its next two opponents. That'd cement them in the top 10 as well.
Beating OSU would give us 4 wins against the top 10 and the clear number 2 position heading the B1G championship game. It'd be difficult to move 3 teams ahead of us after a loss unless Wisconsin blew us out.