further adventures in Jed York being unsuited for his position
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|1 day 3 hours ago||Stauskas||
He's on his third coach in four months as a pro. I personally think he'll take a major leap forward next year with a more consistent offensive system (and hopefully one that isn't "stand on the three point line and shoot it if we give it to you). He's available for trade, and I'd love for my favorite team to take him on.
|1 day 10 hours ago||I've seen him in the 12-18 range all year.||
He should go pro. He's not going to be a top 5 pick next year. The reason seniors generally don't go high is because by the time a player is a junior, it's pretty clear to pro scouts (relative to underclassmen) how his game will develop, so there's just not much more information to be gleaned. Levert had been a known quantity to NBA scouts for awhile. He needs to put on more strength and stay healthy to reach his full potential. Will another year of college help him do that? Not likely better than being a pro will.
Getting drafted at 20 this year, which would mean he continues to fall from his current projections on every major draft site (which have already moved him down duento injury) would still let him sign a rookie deal that will probably pay him $7.2 million over four years. He's not falling out of the first round unless his foot is healing terribly and he can't participate in the combine. The downside of staying next year (getting hurt more and falling out of the guaranteed contracts of the first round) far outweighs the upside (maybe getting picked 10th and having earned $800k more by 2019.)
|6 days 10 hours ago||Its a fun gsme||
I'm in a level 100+ clan with 45 members. Most members hit over 3k donations per season. We're quite excited about the new clan perks.
It can be slightly addicting tho (if you're a nerd of course. You cool jocks would obviously hate it).
|1 week 4 days ago||You don't really have the DGB story correct||
He was kicked out of school after being arrested in a domestic violence / home invasion incident in April.
Then he transferred to Oklahoma, requested a waiver to play immediately, was denied, and declared for the NFL. He's not some kid who just got caught smoking pot a few times, transferred, and kept his nose clean.
|1 week 6 days ago||As a Celtic fan||
I hope you enjoy him. He got traded to Boston a month ago, and was a good soldier who provided great minutes when given the time. He pretty much became Brad Stevens' binkie in about a week. But apparently they were either going to trade him to a more favorable situation or buy out his contract, so you got him at a nice price. Enjoy!
|1 week 6 days ago||And Ty Wheatley having a commit didn't already?||
But I agree. Sports has made me feel pretty old recently.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||This is correct||
The NBA doesn't want to invest in a minor-league system like baseball, and so uses the NCAA as one instead. The NFL does the same in a sense, but requires three years of school, so the NCAA is getting value as well, and if kids are in school for at least three years, you can keep up appearances about them being student-athletes.
The NBA needs to change their system. Personally I think the problem could be solved if they added a third round to the draft, allowed D-league players to not count against the NBA roster (they currently do if they're signed to NBA deals), and made it so high-schoolers could be draft no earlier than the third round, high schoolers no earlier than the second, and upper classmen in the first round. This would help limit some risk to the NBA owners, keep the top players in school a little longer, and give a pro option to kids for whom school isn't the right fit that doesn't require them going to Europe for a year.
|3 weeks 21 hours ago||4-year graduation rate||
The OP said that 14% graduate in 4 years, which is where that number has come from. 6 years is definitely a more typical rate, although still can miss a lot of context.
Thanks for finding more info about SC State's enrollment numbers.
|3 weeks 22 hours ago||14% isn't good||
But I'd need to know more before I say it's deplorable. How many of their students are full-time, and can afford to attend school for 8 consecutive semesters? How many of their students require remedial math and English courses to even be prepared for college level classes? There are a lot of schools out there that serve a population of students who are never expected to graduate in four years. Judging them on 4-year graduation rates isn't really the correct metric.
That's not to say that SC State has been a school delivering what it should to its students. I knew it was an HBUC, but that's all I know. Just saying that looking at one number is far from the way to judge a school without knowing a lot of other numbers too.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Despite the lack of a recruiting staff||
Hoke was great at recruiting. Makes me wonder if part of the problem was the coaches had to devote too much time to recruiting, and not enough time to prepping/coaching, to keep up with the larger recruiting staffs at other schools. And if indeed this was part of the problem, was that an AD resources thing, or a Hoke-preference thing?
I mean, I didn't realize you were allowed to have such a large staff until we went out and hired all these folks, without realy losing anyone who'd already been here. Hard to believe we weren't on an even playing field in terms off staff size (ignoring quality), given the AD's resources.
|4 weeks 5 days 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.
|8 weeks 2 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.
|8 weeks 2 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.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Are you sure?||
I don't think I've read that before.
|8 weeks 6 days 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.
|9 weeks 1 day 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!
|9 weeks 3 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.
|9 weeks 3 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.
|11 weeks 2 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.
|11 weeks 3 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.
|12 weeks 5 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.
|12 weeks 6 days 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.
|14 weeks 2 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.
|14 weeks 2 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.
|14 weeks 3 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.
|14 weeks 5 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.
|16 weeks 3 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.
|17 weeks 3 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.
|18 weeks 5 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.
|19 weeks 21 hours 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.