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|2 weeks 3 days 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...
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Gotten better grades?||
He's theoretically graduating in 3.5 years, so I don't think grades were a real issue.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Glad he's getting his diploma||
Best of luck to him going forward!
|3 weeks 2 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.
|3 weeks 3 days 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.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Best of luck||
I'm sure he has a great future ahead of him!
|4 weeks 3 hours 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.
|4 weeks 5 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.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Great job!||
All the best to him in his future, be it on Sundays or in med school.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Not the Worldwide Leader's fault||
They wanted them today or tomorrow.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Sorry,||
But I'm the one who's salty.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Agreed||
Makes it sound like an awards show rather than a severe injury to one of our players. Not in the best taste.
|5 weeks 5 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.
|6 weeks 2 hours 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.
|6 weeks 4 days 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.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||According to the BC blogs||
Brown was the BC recruiter for New Jersey. That can't hurt.
|7 weeks 1 day 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.)
|7 weeks 1 day 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.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Associate Head Coach||
Isn't that a title you give a defensive coordinator who won't make a "lateral" move?
|7 weeks 3 days 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.
|7 weeks 3 days 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.
|7 weeks 5 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.
|7 weeks 5 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?
|8 weeks 2 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.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||So sad||
A reminder of what these kids put themselves through. Heal up, get your degree, and cherish all the memories.
|8 weeks 2 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.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||No politics!||
Remember the rules!
|8 weeks 4 days 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.
|9 weeks 1 day 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.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Recruiting||
I'd be surprised if he didn't help get a significant portion of that talent tho.