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|1 week 3 days ago||Somewhat related, it's rather||
Somewhat related, it's rather sad what has become of media "writing" these days. I clicked on the link where Hoke pops up in that article, which links to another hot seat article. I could barely make it through the first two sentences without my head spinning. Here is the second "sentence," if you want to call it that:
"Is Devin Gardner, still recovering from a broken left foot suffered againstOhio State last season, the starting quarterback, and if so, in what order do Shane Morris, Wilton Speight andRussell Bellomy backfill the position in the event it opens, via injury or incompetence, sometime this fall?"
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Assuming you triple posted||
Assuming you triple posted for comedic effect.... Good on ya
|13 weeks 4 days ago||I just asked my roommate, a||
I just asked my roommate, a former division 1 basketball player, about the Napier comment. I said "how many nights did you go hungry?" His response, "none. Not one. They give you a meal plan and enough money to eat, live well, and blow on all sorts of crap. And my roommates did all those things and still had enough left over to blow on weed, which they did--a lot. Tell Napier that if he wants anything extra, which he shouldn't, there's a thing called student loans. That's ridiculous.."
|20 weeks 2 days ago||This. Unfortunately, when||
|22 weeks 2 days ago||So in other words: he over||
So in other words: he over signed. If Saban can do it, why can't he?
|23 weeks 4 days ago||Doesn't this actually hurt them?||
I just watched an interview with the NW QB and when asked how northwestern players are "employees" he stated "we're paid to play. We're paid in the form of a scholarship."
Doesn't that statement then go against football players? You can't argue on the one hand that players deserve to get paid and are providing a free service to a billion dollar industry, and on the other hand that you should be allowed do unionize because you're a paid employee....
|23 weeks 4 days ago||No offense, but that's the||
No offense, but that's the athlete's fault. Not the institution.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||I'm so tired of Joe D. He||
I'm so tired of Joe D. He gets way too much credit for the Piston's success in the mid-2000's. Please tell me what he's done without Larry Brown, a HOF coach who's entire career is marked by building teams up from nothing. The team has only become progressively worse since Brown's departure.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Tl;dr /s||
|24 weeks 3 days ago||UM's leverage is that Adidas||
UM's leverage is that Adidas just lost over 100million in revenue from a client going to someone else. If UM does the same, that would be over 200mm lost in college athletics clients. Heads would roll...
|25 weeks 6 days ago||Screw it, I support this||
Screw it, I support this double thread. Can't wait to see him as our new OC
|26 weeks 2 days ago||Who it should be: Mario||
Who it should be:
Mario Cristobal - OL coach at Alabama. Built up FIU's program, then got a raw deal. The program has floundered since then. Plus, he worked under Saban, so he has SEC recruiting ties (not to mention a strong presence in Florida), and is way overqualified to be an OL coach. Most importantly, OC at Michigan would be a promotion.
Make Sanford - QB/WR/Recruiting Coordinator at Stanford. Knows how to develop talent, has been key in an offense that we want, and he used to work under Chris Petersen as an OC at Boise State. Again, Michigan OC would be a promotion.
Not sure why nobody has mentioned either one of these guys.
|27 weeks 1 day ago||Jon Hoke used to coach||
Jon Hoke used to coach college ball and mulled the decision to leave the pros for college before and be a DC under Spurrier (I believe). I think he'd be willing to come back, especially given that he's one of only two people who was kept from movie Smith's staff when Tressman took over. Who knows if he meshes well, would like a change, or sees something long term as a DC at Michigan when Mattison retires. Certainly being a coordinator under his brother would give him greater job security than anywhere else (assuming Brady succeeds).
|27 weeks 5 days ago||Not sure if Kelly would take||
Not sure if Kelly would take this job or not. I think he wants to go to the pros, but I, and many others, believe he wants to go to New England when Belicik retires. He's gone out of his way to develop a relationship with Belicik these past couple years. He may be better off staying in college, winning for now, and pushing for the NE job if it opens. That way, if he loses once there, he can still come back to a top college job.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||Sorry, I coped and pasted it||
Sorry, I coped and pasted it in, and although it previewed as coming through in paragraphs, it did not. I went back and edited with additional paragraph entries but it didn't work.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||But you're right, a decently||
But you're right, a decently written, tailored plan to address coaching staff issues is "crap". Meanwhile, the hundreds of posts screaming "Fire Borges! Go Blue!" are what drives discussion.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||Yes||
|29 weeks 6 days ago||That's not what you said.||
That's not what you said. You said the only difference "is the color." It's not. The experience of blimpy outlasts the time spent eating there. When I talk with friends about the best burger I've ever had, I don't say "have you been to Five Guys?" That is, unless, I'm trying to be a sarcastic asshole. On the other hand, when I reminisce with alum about our experience, or when I bring outsiders back to AA with me when we go to games, I make sure to take them to the Ann Arbor "unique" experiences. Not the same thing they could get anywhere else.
|30 weeks 4 hours ago||This couldn't be farther from||
This couldn't be farther from the truth. One is a unique experience, the other is a universal one.
I'm not sure where I fall on this issue. Part of me wants to believe the poster who said the owners are middle-class and trying to get the business going again. I actually know of quite a few owners of Ann Arbor "staples" who you would assume are very wealthy based on the town's recognition of the business, but in reality are not. What many people tend to forget is that, with a private business, it is the owners, not the employees, who see a fluctuation in income depending on the times. Many owners will forego their own profits and salaries to pay their employees in times of need. I've seen this first hand.
At the same time, this to me, seems like an opportunity to get cheap debt--or rather no debt at all. Rather than taking on interest-laden debt, this is free money. Moreover, 60k is probably enough to get them going for the first month. Doing so would allow them to create the necessary revenue that would decrease borrowing costs substantially. And even though the owner's rights were in the business only, i can't imagine they didn't also own the equipment and inventory--the largest start up cost in the first place. Witih how cheap debt is these days, taking out a loan should be as easy as ever. Many companies are doing it just for the heck of it, solely because they won't be able to get it this cheap for some time, if ever again.
I get the feeling blimpy will be back regardless of the donations, but the donations will help immensely nonetheless. I, for one, would love to see them back in action.
|31 weeks 2 hours ago||Using "than" instead of||
Using "than" instead of "then", twice in the same paragraph, is unacceptable.
|34 weeks 2 days ago||What I find more shocking||
What I find more shocking than his actual decision, is that after all that has transpired on the field this season, we now have 7 pages in this thread talking about "engineering."
The kid is going to Alabama to win. It had nothing to do with engineering. Lliterally. Nothing.
|34 weeks 4 days ago||You forgot the most important point||
Although I think there's a proper middle ground between Hoke's coach speak and "throwing people under the bus," you forgot to mention the most important point. If Hoke throws Borges under the bus he throws himself under the bus too, because (a) it is his decision to delegate so much of the offensive game planning to Borges or (b) if he's done delegating and taking over Borges' role, the faulty O is on himself.
|39 weeks 5 days ago||Nobody has brought this up,||
Nobody has brought this up, and I would like to see some analysis on it, but I think what has lead to close games has been the number of series per drive. Meaning, it seems to me like time and again we find ourselves in 3rd and long situations, or at the very least, that we use every single down. Rarely can I remember us going from a first down, running a play, and getting another first down. That amount if time off the clock, with a high probability for the ball changing hands, will lead to close games.
|42 weeks 5 days ago||You're right, it's not about||
You're right, it's not about the scheduling.... It's about the scheduling combined with the recent, and large as of late, raise in ticket prices. Which, if I'm not mistaken, has been largely a DB lead charge.
|44 weeks 2 days ago||How about we don't pander to||
How about we don't pander to this guy by giving him article reads and delete that link?
|46 weeks 4 days ago||Explain||
Can somebody explain this quote to me? "So what happened in 2012? The Wolverines moved to sixth nationally in third-down defense; the third-down defense moved to 30th nationally."
|1 year 8 weeks ago||I just returned from London||
I just returned from London recently. Great experience. There is actually an unofficial alumni group there, which has a Facebook page. It might be a good place to find some others who would enjoy going.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||I completely agree about the||
I completely agree about the schedule. Even though last year was one of the most mediocre in recent memory, I really think the B1G is going to be competing with the SEC for toughest conference honors over the next five years. Bill O'Brien should have won coach of the year last year, and the normal "bottom tier" schools like NWU and IU show promise. Who knows what could come with Purdue and Wisconsin.
Not saying we won't win those games--we will--but the tougher those teams get, the more they wear you down for the top-tier teams (i.e. OSU and Nebraska).
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Actually, this may make less||
Actually, this may make less sense.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Go Vikes!||