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|2 days 3 hours ago||I don't think the OP is||
I don't think the OP is asking whether Sumlin should get the top i.e. be the top candidate, but more so whether he should still be considered. Obviously, Dak was a nobody turned superstar. It would seem that Mullen would be far preferred to Sumlin, by pretty much everyone. I do think Sumlin has to be considered though as beyond the Harbaughs and Mullen, he is far from the worst option.
|2 days 3 hours ago||I like Kevin Sumlin. It||
I like Kevin Sumlin. It would've been a progressive hire in 2011, but I'm not sure for now. He's an energetic dude that will recruit well and he will put guys in the pros. I do agree with most that defense is a question, but I expect whoever the new AD is will vet and make sure that we get a HC who will take care of the whole program, not just the offense and getting players into the pros. I would be happy with Sumlin and a great DC. However, his current DC makes like 500k and we've seen how aTm has done this year...
There are definitely questions, but I wouldn't come close to ruling him out.
|2 days 4 hours ago||You've sold me...or made me||
You've sold me...or made me less apprehensive about Todd Graham now. Wow. I hadn't thought about the coordinators he's found or attracted.
|2 days 4 hours ago||Yup, I floated this to one of||
Yup, I floated this to one of my friends and he freaked out the same way the guy you responded to did. He's a hell of a coach. He's a good evaluator of talent and man, can he coach a defense. The big thing is offensive. Um. Rex + Stitt Happens? That might be amazing.
|3 days 14 hours ago||Folks...||
1. I'm not sure what the Michigan section is as I didn't get my tickets through UMCGB. I will be in section 102. The UMCGB bars in Boston are McGreevy's on Boylston Street and Tavern in the Square in Porter Square in Cambridge. Neither of these are particularly good to go to before this game, unless you want to leave the watch early or arrive to the game late. McGreevy's is on the Green Line which will take you right up to Agganis. Take the B (there are four branches of the Green Line) and stop at the Pleasant Street stop. That's if you want to watch the football game at the alumni bars.
2. Sunset Tap and Grill is probably the best bar in the area. It's a ten or so minute walk. There are plenty of other bars around too, but they'll vary in quality.
3. Agganis is pretty nice. It's pretty cushy. It seems to have been designed less for hockey than for other events like concerts and shows. When I was a kid, I went to Walter Brown, their old arena and that was a little band box similar to, but smaller than Yost. The new rink is way too big for every game besides BC. You'll notice that when you're there because there'll be some empty seats and it will be quieter.
Environment-wise, I think it's been better this year. I've already gone to two games, both of which were exhibitions, and I think that there is a lot more excitement and energy, especially from the student section. I'd call this the Eichel effect. The kid is really really really good.
4. They sell beer at Agganis.
|4 days 13 hours ago||Yes, he is.|
|4 days 14 hours ago||I Can Confirm||
My roommate is from Madison and his dad is a Wisconsin undergrad/law school alum. From what I've been told, I can totally understand why Wisconsin fans hated him despite the success that he had. Bielema, despite being a good coach, seems to be a genuinely terrible person to be around. So that it doesn't sound like I'm completely making accusations/withholding information, a car service in Madison refused to let him ride in their cars. They'd take his wife, who doesn't sound much better, but not him.
|1 week 3 days ago||Just in case people are||
Just in case people are wondering what these loyalties are, Jeff Long played high school ball with Hoke. Long was the QB, Hoke was the center, so they have a unique relationship.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Blue Cheese||
Is there an alternative to Blue Cheese that you would recommend?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Can we get Dan Quinn as HC||
Can we get Dan Quinn as HC and bring Bob Stitt to be the OC?
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I don't want Josh McDaniels||
I don't want Josh McDaniels as a result of both of his stints with the Patriots.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||So what you're saying is he's||
So what you're saying is he's Josh McDaniels?
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I'll be the rare guy that||
I'll be the rare guy that says that getting Tom Herman would be coup. I have a lot of respect for him as a coach.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||First mention of Morris I've||
First mention of Morris I've seen here. Great X's and O's guy that has put a ton of playmakers into the pros.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Just got my tickets to||
Just got my tickets to Michigan at BU. Gotta get tickets to the BC game too. Not sure I'm going to the Lowell game because that requires going to Lowell.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||I'm well, how are you, BiSB?||
I'm well, how are you, BiSB?
|7 weeks 6 days ago||For New England||
I can't say I'm entirely happy with what the Patriots got back, but it was pretty evident that Mallett wasn't developing at all. For all of his physical gifts, his head just isn't where it needs to be, to at least be the Patriots quarterback. The local radio hosts here called him something along the lines of a "crap Drew Bledsoe" and I think that's valid. Mallett is a player who trusts his arm more than anything. He needs to reel that in at the NFL level because the best QBs are the best decision makers. I don't think he learned that at all.
I know that preseason isn't a gauge of how good a QB is, but I think that's part of how Brady caught the eyes of the Patriots to begin with 13 years ago. Garoppolo's game management, throws and reads just seemed more on than I've ever seen from Mallett.
With that said, I wish Mallett the best of luck in Houston. I hope Bill O'Brien who I still have fond feelings towards from his time here can help turn his career around. Or I guess, better put, push him to reach his potential.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||The only two things I have||
The only two things I have planned are watching Arsenal and cleaning and smashing up some pumpkins for one of the brewpubs in the area.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Looking forward to Michigan's||
Looking forward to Michigan's weekend in MA. That Eichel-Larkin battle of freshmen match up is going to be great.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||RE: Gallon||
Just to provide more insight as a Pats fan...
|29 weeks 2 days ago||DON'T GIVE HIM IDEAS||
DB is going to make alternate jerseys with some saying Go and others saying Blue...on the butt now.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||I liked the zone blocking||
I liked the zone blocking drill that they showed for the Mason Cole bit.
Freddy Canteen looks like he's playing chess while everyone else is playing checkers. He looks like he's running at game speed while everyone else is running at spring practice speed. I can see why people are impressed with him and the hype matches the visuals. Also, Jungle Beats.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||It's preseason in a World Cup||
It's preseason in a World Cup year. I wouldn't call it an outrage if Ronaldo and Rooney are out. Bale should be available because Wales isn't Cuppin'.
I loathe both of these clubs, so I have a completely different opinion of this than all of you.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||I tend to agree with this||
I tend to agree with this assessment. I appreciate that those guys played for the Maize and Blue and wish them the best of luck, but their games weren't progressing like we needed them to. It seems like we've had a lot of players come in recently and play well as freshmen and then struggle and never make the leap that we've expected them to make. Honestly, that's what's held them back the last couple of years from the tournament. Two years, a game apiece out from making it.
It definitely frees up some space for the younger guys. I'd anticipate that this makes Copp a near lock to be captain. If Larkin is to play center, I'd guess that he'd get the second line role, or they could have him play LW with Compher who I would assume continues as our topline center. Copp's status as second or third line center would probably be contingent on that. I like the way that shapes up down the middle. Red will have options. Hopefully, it will be a team that plays to its talent.
|34 weeks 5 hours ago||This is the kind of cool shit||
This is the kind of cool shit MGoUsers do that I love. Thanks for sharing. The Big House video was great. Love to see one of the Diag.
|36 weeks 5 days ago||May be McDowell should go on||
May be McDowell should go on a vision quest in Zamunda.
|37 weeks 3 days ago||Crushed for Stamkos. As the||
Crushed for Stamkos. As the OP said, he is one of the most universally liked players in the league. He plays the game the right way and people respect that. It was terrible to see him suffer that freak injury and it's sad to see him miss the Olympics because, from all accounts, he did everything he could to get healthy for them.
As for who replaces him? Even though I'd love to see him there, Jumbo Joseph doesn't have the speed for Olympic ice. You've gotta think it's St. Louis or Giroux. Dark horse would be Eric Staal who has played better as of late. Not exactly slim pickens from the replacements.
|37 weeks 3 days ago||Ovechkin.||
|37 weeks 5 days ago||Did they not insure this||
Did they not insure this offer?
I remember Jordan's Furniture has done this type of thing for if the Red Sox win/won the World Series. I'm pretty sure they insure the "bet." I'm not 100% sure, but you'd be stupid not to hedge it regardless of the chances.
|38 weeks 1 day ago||Man, they really could have||
Man, they really could have done better than getting a midtable EPL club to play Real Madrid.
But seriously, as an Arsenal fan, I hate this. I hope the school gets a good cut of this. That's like the only good that can come out of this for me.