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|5 days 12 hours ago||Aaron Rodgers was a JUCO||
I am a big proponent of JUCO. Especially for sports like Baseball, Football and Basketball.
Kids get injured or come from small programs and are lightly recruited.
Kids want to play right away to develop.
Way cheaper to knock out 60 college credits at a JUCO and yes you can take real courses like Calculus and statistics.
Would you rather go to a JUCO in the hopes of one day playing for a Power 5 conference program or go and play at a FCS or low D2 like EMU?
|1 week 2 days ago||I never believed in trolls until 15 minutes ago||
He has not made up his mind one way or the other. IF HE HAD WE WOULD KNOW.
They are giving him time while simultaenously exploring plans B, C, and D.
The worst case scenario is Hackett tells everyone he tried as hard as he could but Jim wants to stay in the pros and that we should all rally around the new coach _(insert Plan B)__.
|1 week 3 days ago||Means nothing more than Mile is not coming||
Too much baggage.
Plan B is taking care of itself.
What is Plan C? Fitzgerald, Shaw, Narduzzi?
My gut is Hackett better get a Plan C going and soon.
The longer this goes the more people whisper into the ears of current players and future players.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Speculation is making me drink||
OK it was actually my kids and a pension fund out of Canada that made me start drinking tonight.
1) David Shaw; 2) Les Miles; 3) Jim Mora Jr.; 4) Fitzgerald; 5) Mullen.
Since we are just throwing out names now here are my 5.
I think collectively, the Michigan coaching search has cost the world of college football an addtional 30 million in salaries per year. Our real goal is to bankrupt all of the Power 5 schools.
Hackett is brilliant.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Second round||
Most receivers take 3 years and he is no Odell Beckham Jr., Mike Evans or Kelvin Benjamin so my guess is second round - talented but needs development.
The lack of his willingness to block is going to hurt him more than the drops.
Hopefully we get a coach soon so they can talk anyone else out of leaving early.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Baseball takes Juco players||
He came from the ACC.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||How it could be handled||
He tells the world he is going to take the Michigan job at the end of the NFL year and that his contract will be bought out, traded to Michigan for money whatever. He hires Mattison as his DC and any other person he would like to retain from the prior coaching staff to recruit and to keep the current players from bolting.
I think his players will play harder knowing he will be gone.
In 3 weeks when the 49ers are kicked out of the playoffs (or next week when Seattle kills them) he begins the transition.
That is if he actually wants to come back to Michigan but still show his current players that he is honoring them and their season.
I don't think he actually wants to come back though.
Bold prediction. 49ers fire him tonight after the loss to Oakland and perhaps the GM's daughter even tweets it.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Until 7 PM today||
He is not a coaching god. He has plenty of baggage and there are other great coaches who actually want to be here.
All we are doing right now is stroking his enormously huge ego so he can say no later.
Move along. His family is in California and he wants to be a coach in the NFL.
Mora, Pinkel, Miles.
If he wanted to be here he would have said yes. He didn't.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||The door is open||
I think we need roughlyt 12 (?) scholarship players right now for this recruiting class. With attrition above and beyond normal because of the coaching change we could need 18.
I have a hunch one or more of our QB's will leave and Wilton Speight starts next year.
Lots of work to be done for the new coach so lets hope this gets done fast and not some time in January.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Just staring out of the window onto I696||
I don't want to witness any car crashes so I should just go home right now.
Bourbon or Scotch?
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Go D2||
I don't get it unless the university president hates football. They could have pushed down to D2 and become more "student athlete" as opposed to "athlete who might go to class".
However, first of many. In 5years you could see EMU gone as well. I think the lesser WAC, MAC, Conference USA etc. are all in trouble.
For that matter, watch what happens to high school hockey and then as participation fades high school football. Very expensive hobbies when asking teachers and admins to hold the line on salaries and benefits.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||OSU and MSU Trolls better watch out||
Karma is a bitch
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Runyan for line coach||
Is it beneath his payscale?
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Turmoil in other athletic programs||
Firing Dave Brandon now may put the Lacrosse program in turmoil. Also I worry about gymnastics, cross country and our Varsity bowling program. We have some new lanes with a special wood finish that is nearing completion and firing him now may piss off the donor.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||FWIW That is why the school you go to matters||
How stupid are the UNC players for not taking real classes? Football is the most brutal sport there is and you have the opportunity to come out with a world class education but don't.
Hopefully things are run differently here and our medical hardship kids come out with real degrees.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Donate $200,000,000||
Tell them you want Brandon fired and a building named after you. If they counter agree to meet in the middle with a firing of Brandon.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Cheapness||
I was a guest of a colleague and was served Gordon's potato chips and stale bread in the Jack Roth Stadium club. Umm, not what you would expect for the cost of the tickets and the price of the meal. The hot pretzel was no Aunt Annie's either and was on par for what you would expect at a parking lot carnival.
They treat their big ticket buyers the same way they treat the students.
Look, I hate the protests only because I t hink it hurts the players today. However, I do believe Brandon Hoke is the clown show and when the season is over (7 losses) it is time for a change.
No more factions. Broom them all.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||If I could fix one (ok two) thing (s)||
1) Beg the WR coach to teach his WR's to run slants when the linebackers blitz instead of 30 yard pass routes;
2) Ban the word fuck. It has almost no meaning anymore. I think we are way past fuck.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Someone told him to play Morris||
And he just gave that person the middle finger and risked a kids health. Fire Hoke now
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Hoke wants to be fired||
And he is getting Shane killed
|29 weeks 4 days ago||How is he going to maintain weight?||
He will need to find thousands of calories every week from someplace. South Quad cafeteria look out.
|29 weeks 6 days ago||Michigan Youth Football Development||
Football participation is down heavily in my area in SE Michigan. Most likely concussion concerns but I did not poll parents. I know our HS was never a football powerhouse but in conversations with friends across many cities it appears youth football participation is down state wide. The state of Michigan just does not produce enough 4 and 5 star players to be nationally competitive. Coaches are forced to go out of state where we are competing against a player's home schools. Alabama, Florida, OSU, Texas A & M, USC and Texas just have a huge competitive advantage. Hoke and Co. have a tougher job than what we think. Not excusing his record but just saying these other coaches don't have to be as good to have better records. I think the administration knows this and to keep up appearances you see the "less than" schedule. Here is hoping our national brand helps our national recruiting to get us better long term. In state recruitiment is now just the gravy.
|36 weeks 6 hours ago||All Sport Trend||
"Social media killed the sports star". Someone should write a song.
|42 weeks 1 hour ago||Not making excuses||
This is going to be a rebuilding year. Hopefully they will progress through the season.
|45 weeks 12 hours ago||Possibly||
I looked at his profile in greater depth. My guess is he is more an OF than a P. The lefty specialist is just a bonus. He needs to be at 85 mph to be a top tier college left pitcher. (88 mph for a RHP)
Going back to the sophomore thing for a second. I think offering sophomores off of their freshmen year and a camp is risky. I can't think of another major college program that does this.
Football has measurables like speed and strength. There is more film on a player. Unless this kid has been seeing 88 mph fastballs with sliders and curve balls from real pitching and not a bullpen camp then this is a risk. You have to play 18U travel ball to see this kind of piching. High school baseball blows and the 16U tournaments don't have a high enough caliber pitching to make those determinations.
I just don't know what the hurry is. I do get the kid from Brother Rice though. He throws really hard and is very tall.
In terms of scholarships - most if not all of these commitments are preferred walk on status except from what I believe is the kid from Rice. He is probably getting a half scholarship to start.
|45 weeks 1 day ago||Hmmm||
Offereing sophomores - especially slow throwing sophomores is super risky in baseball.
|46 weeks 2 days ago||If you don't want people to think you are a clown then||
Don't act like a clown. Is it really too much to ask the athletic deparment to contact a professor or two in the communications department.
Seriously, if they just said we kicked his ass off of the team for violation of team rules and privacy rules prevent us for talking about it the first time this issue would have been dead to the fan base. Why the lie? Now you are linked to the event and you open yourself up to the what did you know and when did you know it question.
|46 weeks 2 days ago||A ton||
I am excited to see what a motivated Derrick Green can do next year.
|47 weeks 1 hour ago||Very funny||
I find the longer you do something the more you allowed to say almost anything you want. I bet Narduzzi thought it was funny too and wished he could have said it. I suspect there was more to the story like Narduzzi getting 30 minutes and then going over his time allotment..
|47 weeks 2 days ago||No duh.||
NCAA is about money not education. Hundred million dollar stadiums are not built for amateurs and 3-5 million per year is not paid to college football coaches because they are teaching students how to be great citizens.
It is time we (nation of college football fans) all acknowledge these are semi-pro minor league teams to professional sports and stop with all this academic integrity nonsense.
Either be OK with it or drop your favorite team down to Division 2 where there is academic integrity and student athletes actually need to earn real degrees.