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|1 day 8 hours ago||How are the exit options from the Big 4?||
How are the current exit options from the Big 4? I know firm alums tend to go to lots of different places but I haven't seen a breakdown recently.
I'm almost wondering if it would be better to do accounting since it looks like some of the big banks and investment funds appear to be slashing staff. Seems like it might be potentially more stable than a career in finance.
|1 day 8 hours ago||+1||
I agree completely. Accounting will open doors for you that a finance degree may not be able to. You will have options at firms, in-house, and even potentially with regulators.
|1 day 9 hours ago||JB has been here almost a decade||
JB has been here almost a decade. During that time, we have frequently fielded a scattershot defense and have had to make do with a frustrating lack of bigs out on the court. Recruiting, outside of one or two good years, has been substandard.
Don't get me wrong - JB is a good guy and has done great things for the program. But mediocrity by definition means "middle of the road," and we have been exactly that.
|1 day 9 hours ago||He's now been here almost a decade||
He's now been here almost a decade. This isn't a Rich Rod situation; there's plenty of material for the AD to make a relatively objective evaulation of JB.
My point is that we have not had a season during JB's tenure where we have been consistently dominant. Do you disagree?
|1 day 9 hours ago||Since when do we evaluate coaches based on one game?||
Since when do we evaluate coaches based on one game?
|1 day 9 hours ago||It's a legitimate question||
It's a legitimate question. It doesn't make sense that our fanbase pushes for strong recruiting and competition at every position in football but accepts mediocrity in basketball.
We went out and got an elite football coach and have some big advantages, including our national reputation and our recent switch to Nike. I'm willing to give JB a little more leeway, but I personally don't think he's an elite coach. If the recruiting and on-court results continue to be lacking (20+ point runs, oh my) I think Manuel needs to make the switch.
|1 day 10 hours ago||I don't think it's as dirty as some think||
I don't think it's as dirty as some think. I believe it's possible to recruit clean and win, and I think using the excuse that the whole process is corrupt is a way to mask JB's flaws out there on the recruiting trail.
|1 day 10 hours ago||100% agreed. Good but not elite.||
100% agreed. Good but not elite. If we want to take the step to becoming a truly elite program, we need to pay up and get an elite coach who can pull in elite recruits.
|1 day 10 hours ago||He did, but||
He did, but college sports are a "What have you done for me lately?" environment.
Even in the NC-run year we never really blew teams out. We were good, but never dominant.
|1 day 10 hours ago||Yes, which puts Manuel in a tough spot||
Yes, which puts Manuel in a tough spot
|1 day 10 hours ago||We've had some subpar recruiting||
I'm stating the obvious, but recruiting has consequences. We're seeing that out there with this year's squad.
|1 day 10 hours ago||I like Beilein, but...||
I like Beilein, but his teams are consistently soft. We have never really played with the urgency and fire that you see in the big time programs.
The toughness and grit are just not there.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||TV optics didn't look great||
Blue just doesn't pop like red does, so it always looks like there are way more of their fans in attendance than the actual number that show up.
The solution in my mind is to make The Game a Maize Out so that the stadium optics reflect the actual home fan attendance. It'd be a start, at least.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Those PSU whiteouts are intimidating||
Those PSU whiteouts are intimidating - there's no doubt that they make Happy Valley an incredibly tough place to play.
A maize out would be a big psychological boost for the home fans. There's no reason why the Michigan AD can't get off its ass and make the game against the Bucknuts a similarly intimidating experience.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||I don't buy that excuse||
That toilet bowl down in Columbus is consistently blood-red, even in sub-32-degree weather. Not a lot of people own scarlet coats, either.
There's no reason why we can't bring in the maize pom-poms and encourage people to wear the color that makes the Big House fans look best on TV.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Needs to be a Maize Out||
From the TV broadcast the stadium seemed pretty loud in the first half.
But visually, the stadium atmosphere didn't look that great. Too much red. I don't understand why the Athletic Department doesn't make this game a Maize Out. Maize looks way better on TV and would have drowned out some of the red. What is stopping the AD from encouraging folks to wear maize for rivalry games?
|11 weeks 1 day ago||An Ohio State University||
An Ohio State University. Because they don't deserve the definite article.
|50 weeks 1 day ago||Who is funding these Hail & Unite clowns?||
Who is funding these Hail & Unite clowns?
Seriously - everything that I've seen from them indicates that this is clearly not a grassroots movement. Just take a look at their website - professionally produced, with PR-speak that definitely appears not to have been written by a student.
Same thing with their YouTube video - professional production values. Just who is behind this campaign, and where are these H&U people getting their money?
|50 weeks 3 days ago||Which is even more of an indictment||
“Because of the high cost of living in Palo Alto, I grew up middle class”
No. Just no. What is it with this weird logical fallacy that keeps popping up everywhere?
It's not just Klein - I hear this line of argument all the time from supposedly well-educated people who belive that they're middle class simply because they live in a high-cost area.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||That attitude was exactly part of the problem||
It is accurate. That attitude was exactly part of the problem - thinking that we deserve success just because we had been successful in the past. Resting on the laurels of tradtion and entitlement, rather than fighting to win games today.
Stick your head in the sand all you want, but the reality is we were pretty damn close to the edge.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Uh...||
Hoke to Harbaugh
Redefined the Michigan Man nonsense
Ran a PERFECT coaching search
Got everyone on board
Turned a half-empty stadium into a full one overnight
Just a few starting points there for you...
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Many of the Plan B guys are damn fine coaches||
Many of these Plan B guys are damn fine coaches.
But the Harbaugh mania has gotten so out of hand that I worry there will be genuine revolt even if we land what is objectively a "home run" like Les, Mora or Stoops. People are treating a 50% chance of Harbaugh like it's a sure thing and aggresively shouting down those who want to remain cautious. This whole situation is insane...
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Schefter is a Michigan guy||
Schefter is a Michigan guy, so it's probably a pretty even-handed take on the situation. He is one of the few sources who is likely to have contacts in both the AD and the NFL.
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|1 year 7 weeks ago||Jeff Moss, you say?||
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Or the misplaced apostrophes||
Or the misplaced apostrophes
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Y2K||
If Harbaugh doesn’t happen it’s going to be exactly like Y2K, with a lot of confused posters retreating to their well-provisioned basements, wondering what could have been.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Mouth Throwup for HC||
Mouth Throwup for HC - it promises to run an offense with explosive tempo that will leave a bad taste in the mouths of our opponents.