well that's just, like, your opinion, man
|3 days 22 hours ago||Here you go....||
This is the budget for U of M. It has a breakdown of all the expenses.
|5 days 23 hours ago||was just about to embed||
for those who don't want to click, it's a chant by Rapper Mike Jones in a song or two of his.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Sounds good||
And I have considered myself. I'm also in the DC area, and my Comcast bill is $150 per month, but I have every channel they offer and I have the X1 box which really is fantastic.
The only thing I really watch are sports and movies. Plus have the Blast Internet that Comcast offers come sout to $80 per month. So throw in the PS Vue, and subscriptions to Netflix, HBO, Cinemax, Starz, and Showtime, am I coming out cheaper?
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Just got back from my||
Just got back from my honeymoon in Santorini. Most beautiful place I've ever seen
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Sounds like a new thread...||
I ended up with -126 points the first time I commented. It was something along the lines of thinking Urban Meyer should be approached for the HC job if he were available because I thought (and still do think) he is one of the best offensive minds and recruiters in football.
Needless to say, even before he was the OSU coach, he wasn't popular around here. I almost swore off MGO cause I was so pissed lol.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||I Love it||
If you area Rutgers fan or student, don't you need something to get excited about? Why not pick a fight, take a stand, instill some pride.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Congrats!||
No pics of the prospect??
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Interesting, I didn't watch||
Interesting, I didn't watch but if what you're saying is correct, I'd agree with you completely.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||I agree with a lot of this||
There are a few things at play here.
Take your typical 6'0 mobile qb in college who won't play qb in the NFL. Is he better served playing cb or wr? now you are taking 6/7 roster spots per team vs nearly 20-25 if you count fs,cb, tb, wr. if not more.
Going to the right high school/camps, and playing for the right coach. Case in point, Do you Josh Metellus is at Michigan if he is at a 3* high school in western Florida?
If his family doesn't have the ability to travel to get scholarships offers?
Despite everyone's opinion, the NFL still only has 17% of it's players that have "elite" athletes in their family. So I would expect that the answer would be hard work more than genetics.
How many players on the roster have you heard about having elite bloodlines? Peppers, who is the best athlete on the team, arguably? J. Lewis? Any of the running backs? Jake Butt?
|7 weeks 4 days ago||that seems to||
be a legit reason for optimism. Height helps in most cases, especially in volleyball and basketball.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||yes...||
and he is incredibly fast
|7 weeks 4 days ago||You sound naive...||
Do you know how many kids are held back in school? Depending on what month you're born in, determines when you can start school, and there is a gray area, usually sept/oct where you can go either way. So you can have an undersized, under-developed physically and mentally kid compared to his classmates, or you can hold him back so that he will be the same age as everyone.
And yes, I certinly would. I was 5'3 in 9th grade. I would expect my son to be similar. If I thought he had the desire and a legitimate opportunity to not have to pay for college? why would I not start him a year later in school? Offending your sensibilities would be well worth a $20k to $100k college education.
Scholarship might be JUST football for you, but it means a lot more to a lot of people, ie: the value of a free college education. More parents train their kids to get free school than to get a professional athlete.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||my only debate with this...||
is how much of athletic ability is genes, and how much is training? If you are naturally a flabby 275, but at age 17 you hit the weight room, and get to a svelte 305, and shave a half-second off your 40 time...that muscle and speed isn't in your genes. Now being 275 is genetic, but that alone isn't enough.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Well...||
|8 weeks 3 days ago||It'll be someone who doesn't||
It'll be someone who doesn't have to reach for a P5 gig. Plenty will open up next year, why deal with whatever issues are coming. Maybe someone under the radar or overlooked for P5 jobs may take it and be in over there head. Or get a pro coordinator who needs 2 years before a Hc spot like BoB.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||It could be statistically. 3||
It could be statistically. 3 cupcakes which could result in a total and some weak or rebuilding B1G offenses, could statistically put M in elite company. Outside of OSU, who is the best offensive player we'll face all year? Any teams other than OSU that wouldn't cause extreme outrage if they scored 28?
|8 weeks 3 days ago||It may not be Harbaugh,...||
But it will be someone. Coaches don't grow on trees, and regardless of what he did, no one will care in 6 months. Tressell is worshipped at OSU and is now working at another University. JoePa will be a legend until the end of time in parts of PA. He'll get a QC job, or analyst position before long...maybe not another HC job. But then again, if you're a mid-major and you can get Art Briles for cheap? Not advocating, but would anyone be surprised?
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Quite true||
Receivers are also dependent on QB ability to be successful. To really take a look, you would have to look at the qb situation they were drafted into.
And Randy Moss wasn't drafted into a dynamic offense, they BECAME dynamic because he was such a talent.
The biggest transitions in the NFL at WR are route running and separation, which is easier at the college level. Julio was always an athletic freak, so was Moss. But guys that are 6'1 needs to run excellent routes and be quick twitch because every corner in your division is better than 10 of 12 teams you played in college.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Brilliant sir. Simply brilliant.||
Brilliant sir. Simply brilliant.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||I was just in Italy on my||
I was just in Italy on my honeymoon. They have baby on board stickers, but in Italian it's Bimbo on Board.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Indiana has a Duke grad||
Indiana has a Duke grad transfer at CB too right? Everett something, played with one of their rb's in high school w D Hand. Think he was #2 at Duke
|12 weeks 4 days ago||hmm....||
At a game back in 06 I met a guy who was an AD at a private Ohio high school, and his first move to was to change the school helmet to a winged helmet. I can't remember what school he was in, but obviously a huge Michigan fan in the heart of Ohio. He said people were sending him death threats over it.
|16 weeks 1 hour ago||Yes||
I'll take 2 tickets to the gun show please.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||I was at work...||
and a female co-worker was bringing some items into the office and left her car parked in front of the building, doors unlocked. I climbed into the back seat and then called her to tell her she forgot to park her car. She came down stairs, got in the car and I grabbed her from behind the seat. Possibly my best prank ever.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||but...||
is that really a function (or result) of the AD?
|24 weeks 5 days ago||Logged in to agree and upvote||
I like change and I live in the DC area...it was nice that Michigan played at Maryland on my birthday weekend. I also travel to NY a few times a year so it's nice not having to travel to A2 or some relatively small midwestern town to watch a game. I would love to see the addition of any of the following(realistic or not) Oklahoma, UNC, Duke, UVA, VT, ND, GT or Texas. VT has an awesome stadium and would be a lot of fun to watch Michigan play there at night. UNC-Duke are supposed to be a package deal I think, would love to see them compete in the B1G in basketball every year.
|25 weeks 38 min ago||I mentioned this before||
but there is really a different culture at OSU and UM. It "feels" different on the campuses. Facilities aside, the vibe you get from the people, the attitude around campus...feels at home. COmpare it to a company like Deloitte or ESPN that overwork and underpay their staff, because your reward is having worked for them...opposed to tech companies that have every benefit imaginable. It comes down to preference...which is probably the most diplomatic way of putting it.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||I agree...||
The only stories we've heard are from de-committed players and their coaches. We have no idea what was told to players and when. Let him earn his paycheck, because he's earned the right to make those choices.
Ultimately, there will never be a shortage of players who desire to play at Michigan, and if the national media continues to write bad articles...so be it. Who are the most hated football teams in America? I'd bet the Patriots and Alabama..they seem to be doing ok despite the public vitriol.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah this sucks||
because it's on the weekend. And I had tickets to see Tom Papa at the DC Improv on Saturday, which has been rescheduled.
But the grocery stores will be empty by tomorrow night and schools will be closed on Friday, for ALL of next week, because DMV does not do inclement weather well. I expect to work from home until Wed.
I'm about 15 miles (2 hours with traffic) from Downtown DC.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||Who cares?||
If he hasn't progressed on the field in 2 years, then why should he be offered a spot?
Why waste a scholarship on someone who most likely won't see the field (if what their saying is true)?
|27 weeks 21 hours ago||No, it's not a violation.||
No, it's not a violation. Public or not, coaches spend time calling and contacting colleges to get their kids recruited. They don't just use Scout and 247 evals.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||lol no...||
Babe Ruth played against fishermen and warehouse workers, and all caucasian players. It is a very legitimate argument to suggest that he wouldn't have been as good against other full-time professional baseball players. You think Ruth could hit 714 home runs on today's MLB pitchers? Seriously?
Even Joe Montana has said he couldn't compete at the same level if he played today because offenses AND defenses are much more complex than when he played. (Also, salary caps - the Dallas and SF teams of the 90's wouldn't happen today)
Being great in your era doesn't make you automatically great in any era. Similarly, there are Academy award winners who won because of a down year for movies. You're assuming the someone who was revolutionary in 1925 would be equally revolutionary in 2015? Or that a physical specimen from 1955 would stand out as much as one from today?
In the 60's NFL offensive linemen were on average 6'3 250. http://www.businessinsider.com/nfl-50s-tim-tebow-would-have-been-an-offensive-lineman-2011-10?op=1
Today that's an average TE or an undersized DE. There is nothing wrong with the game being better, faster, and smarter than it was, and it doesn't take anythign away from former greats if they couldn't compete today.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||If I were to venture||
a guess..he does what Mike Dantonio does, but with better players. I would think there are 10 coaches who could've won a title with Bama last night. I also think if a handful of coaches were in charge of Clemson, then they could've won as well.
Brian Cook (I'm assuming)
I think Herman, Harbaugh, Kelly, and Meyer could've beat Alabama with Clemson last night. They are some of the best offensive game planners today.
Despite winning, Did anyone feel that Kiffin excelled this year as an OC considering the talent he had?
|27 weeks 6 days ago||Great Offenses are||
2 dimensional, and great defenses are always GREAT against the run, turning the offense 1 dimensional. Great defenses stop the run with a defensive line, and little else, and do no tneed to blitz to pressure the qb. If an offense can't run, and the qb has to drop back and pass 50 times a game...against 6 or 7 in coverage with no balance, how can they be successful?
|28 weeks 4 days ago||I missed this.||
He played there as a Fresh and Soph before transferring for his final 2 years at STA.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||So...||
nothing about Long?
|30 weeks 3 days ago||They really are different schools||
with different cultures. Everyone will say, they have a family atmosphere, but not all schools have a "friend" atmosphere. Michigan coaches and players used to hang around after practice and talk with each other, shoot the shit...no one in a particular rush to leave. I didn't notice it, but it was pointed out to me by other around me. That is unusual, because even when I played football, after the final whistle, it was a rush to go do something else.
I'll put it like this: If I wanted a more urban (no pun intended) environment, as far as the people I was around, then I would go to OSU. If I wanted a suburban private school type environment, then I would go to UM. One of the things I passed along, is that OSU has more attractive girls...the difference is at Michigan, the same girl has parents who are CEO's. Yes, it's a stereotype but it illustrates the attitude. My family friend who played at M married a girl on the softball team whose dad is the owner of a very profitable business on the west coast.
|30 weeks 4 days ago||Not so fast||
my friend. When you were 18 and a senior in high school, girls are one of the most important things in life. Getting laid by a high school girl and a college girl are different/ Don't underestimate how important it is. Every recruit I have spoken with about visits has talked about the girls.
As far as Hoke, he is a great guy. The first time I spoke with him was when he visited my friend Coach Harris, and was told that I was a big fan. So John called me, and handed Hoke the phone and he talked with me for about 10 minutes. He is everything you would expect. He is the guy you would trust your kid with, because there is no question he cares about what he does. He could succeed in a place like Wisconsin or a Notre Dame. He isn't the kind of recruiter that can outmaneuver guys like Saban, Harbaugh, or Meyer, but with a strong brand behind him, he can pull in a top 20-25 class every year.
Not that my opinion matters, but I agree with him being in over his head. Had he hired a better staff, then things most likely would be different.
|30 weeks 4 days ago||Actually true||
It could be the difference between speaking with dean of a college, and just a professor, or someone else just giving you a run-down of the program. The red carpet gets rolled out for the big time recruits. Other guys don't get as much attention.
|30 weeks 4 days ago||Yep,||
I went with Hand on 3 visits, OSU and 2 to UM.
|30 weeks 4 days ago||Just the recruit and parents||
Anything else is a violation.
|30 weeks 5 days ago||Out of curiosity||
Doesn't Sony have to get permission from the league in order to use league logos and trademarks in the movie? Why wouldn't the NFL just deny use of them, forcing Sony to make a movie using a "fictional" league and teams?
|30 weeks 5 days ago||2006||
was pretty exciting as well..
Do you mean Harbaugh predictable with playcalling?
Saban is pretty predictable.
College basketballl hasn't been good for years, but no one here will care because M football will be better.
|30 weeks 5 days ago||yeah but...||
London was underperforming at UVA, because he couldn't develop talent. They have 2 5* players on that defense and they are somehow worse than they were coming out of high school.
|30 weeks 6 days ago||I posted a breakdown||
of an OSU visit and a Michigan visit in the past. I have been to Michigan on recruiting visits twice. I have second hand knowledge on visits to Maryland, Indiana, OSU, SoCar, Florida, FSU, Clemson, Tennesee, UVA, VT, UNC, Duke etc.
First, visits during games are not ideal. There isn't enough time for coaches to spend with recruits because of game day. Keep in mind, most games are at noon or 3:30, so the kid will be lucky to talk to the coach more than 5 or 10 minutes pre-game. During the 2012 OSU/UM game, We were allowed to go to the coaches locker room with Urban for about 5 minutes, while the other recruits were eating. Our group also included the #1 player in the country, so that is unusual.
Ideally, unofficial visits take place during spring practice and you follow up with an OV during a game the following fall. It's a good opportunity to see coaches in practice, and talk with other kids and recruits. Hoke and Mattison's wives were always around. so there really was a family atmosphere.
On visits, recurits and parents will tour the campus, including the indoor facilities (M has 2 indoor fields), Schembechler Hall, another building which is a study facility for athletes. They have an M-Pact program which is used to essentially mentor kids about their future. Most senior football players will have 5 more years of football in their life. The ones that get to the NFL will have about 8. The lucky ones will have 15. What is left after that? It's eye opening for many kids who never thought about it like that. They have programs where they can pair current ahtletes with former athletes whether it is career advice or help dealig with situations. Former players actually still use the M-Pact program, including guys in the NFL or who are recently out of the NFL. Another example would be allowing a student-athlete to shadow someone in the career of their choice, to evaluate whether ther would want to pursue that career.
There is ususally a meeting with the dean of the school, that the recruit intends to major. In the evenings, recruits usually go with players and parents will hang out with a coach or other parents.
There is also a tour of the locker room, with jersey's laid out, helmets, etc and other items that recruits are interested in for photo ops. They are allowed to walk through the tunnel and out onto the field as well. VT will allow you to take a picture with anyone jersey that doesn't belong to a current player.
On UV, you must pay for everything. Even meals in the facility will be charged. We paid to eat at the buffett at OSU. (the food was meh) Maryland has a fantastic buffett and a patio on one end of the endzone where recruits can sit and watch the game. On OV, 1 hotel room for parents, and 1 for the player is paid for. Many charges are reimbursed, as opposed to paid for outright. Compliance officers are around the entire time, for example making sure that the recruit comes back to his room at some point for the night if other people are in the room with him (for example a cousin or a teammate on an UV) otherwise it could be a violation.
On day2 of a weekend visit, typically Sunday morning, recruits will meet with position coaches. They will watch film and coaches will generally show how they plan to use a particular player in their system. (For D, Hand, Mattison was showing clips of all the things he did with Terrell Suggs)
What pushes kids over vary obviously. Coaches play a huge role of course, but second to that is how much fun they have with the current players, probably more than how well they get along with other recruits in their class. For the most part, expecially for the top guys there is minimal difference between the big schools. Facilities and perks are all top notch, fans are all excited and crazy.
|31 weeks 2 days ago||UR Grad here...||
|31 weeks 2 days ago||All part of the plan||
|31 weeks 2 days ago||Naughty by Nature is||
from Jersey I believe, but "nephew" is commonly used when speaking to a younger guy around.
See Snoop Dogg
|31 weeks 2 days ago||I get it...||
I'm a Michigan fan and those are the only games I EXPECT to be able to watch. Anything else I watch is a bonus. She doesn't fight much on Sundays, as I usually put Redzone on and she peruses Facebook or something. Otherwise, we will be out and I don't make a big deal, and hope I can check it out at a bar or something.
If we have plans during Michigan games, she is usually understanding as I watch it on my phone.
I used to watch a lot more, but I don't subject her to it, because she's indifferent. I would prefer for her to stay indifferent as opposed to hating it.
|33 weeks 5 days ago||Similar incident happened at Ohio State||
when I visited with D. Hand. The coaches didn't inform the proper people, and they wouldn't let us drive to the Hayes Center to park. Even after the officers spoke with the coaches, because we didn't already have passes, we weren't allowed in. So we had to park about 2 miles away (Columbus on Michigan gameday), and pay $40 to park in someone's driveway. The weather was about 35 degrees and raining. It was the beginning of the end of his interest in OSU.
|34 weeks 6 days ago||Completely Agree...||
but, what you're failing to realize is that asking other Michigan football fans...on a Michigan football blog...in a board post is the wrong place to ask questions about where to watch Michigan games.
I have posted before looking for out of town bars, and I had a fantastic time in New Orleans at Prytania Bar, with the alumni club, and a fantastic atmosphere, despite Satan's punt.
The thing I have noticed is that people from the cities in question love answering and sharing feedback, but the snark comes from everyone else...I would imagine the people that always watch from their couch, or their bar in the city they never leave.
|35 weeks 3 days ago||Va Tech||
has already gotten their next coach. I heard from someone inside, that they have already agreed to terms with the next guy, it just isn't announced yet. He is currently a P5 coach though.
|35 weeks 5 days ago||his mom||
is very active on social media and I think they are interested in promoting awareness for this cause, more than drawing attention. I understand what you're saying, I would likely prefer to deal alone, but I think it is probably touching that so many people care and are willing to offer them and their son words of encouragement.
|35 weeks 5 days ago||clearly you do||
since you clicked on a fairly descriptive link...and took the time to comment.
|35 weeks 5 days ago||Why not?||
He's somewhat limited, but he has played for very respected coaches...NFL folks love Ferentz and obviously Harbaugh. If Harbaugh gives him a stamp of approval, then you don't think someone would take him? Is he more limited than Kirk Cousins? I think he is almost exactly Kirk Cousins.
Aside form that, does he evn have NFL aspirations? Would he rather start his medical schooling/career?
|36 weeks 3 days ago||Did anyone else||
watch the baby laugh for about 5 minutes?
nope? Just me.
|37 weeks 1 hour ago||Are asking about EBDB Prime?||
Or EBDB BnB?
They have drones now!
|37 weeks 5 days ago||It sounds good...||
But how many players in the NFL are worth a first round pick? I'd be surprised if there were 10. So you trade away parts to build a team full of 2nd/3rd round players over a period of 3/4 years? Assuming that ALL of those guys pan out, you have a competitive team in a few years. Also assuming you find a qb during that time.
|37 weeks 5 days ago||I concur...||
because rookie defensive ends make an immediate impact...when? I also have a very good friend who is knowledgeable (and in the know) on such things, that Bosa is not expected to be anything more than a serviceable NFL player.
|38 weeks 3 days ago||I don't know about that...||
As a coach...you teach the kids how to play within your offense, and a lot of it is predicated on simplifying things, so you can play faster. If he has too much information, or is busy reading through defenses at the college level (that are set up to p[lay mostly spread teams) then he might not be as successul. On top of that, if he is only running a couple different routes, he has no use to read defenses.
The question arises, does a coach owe it to his school to get the most out of an athlete or does a coach owe it to the athlete to make sure he has the longest career? A college coaches job isn't really based on how successful his guys are in the NFL, only how many wins he has in college right?
|38 weeks 3 days ago||I could actually see||
Minnesota as a reasonable place for Brady Hoke to end up.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||SO this partnership...||
With Nike...then Jumpman, and Jeter who is a Michigan guy, as well as one of the original Jumpan athletes...and now Jeter's website. Somewhere Dave Brandon is wondering why he didn't think of this....
|41 weeks 5 days ago||I have a cool story bro||
I have a cool story bro moment involving Green. So he went to my church when I was growing up and my mom and his wife were friends. I was at his house, I was probably 9 years old, one day playing him in Super Tecmo Bowl...he picked the Raiders, I chose the Skins. He's up 5, last play of the game, he throws a deep pass, I pick it off...with HIM, and house it for the win. I still give him a hard time for not trusting his teammates more!
|42 weeks 4 days ago||I think it's reasonable||
Clearly, I am biased as well...but if an SEC team had a strong defense, with an elite HSP, that you cannot run against...consider that with an average run game, and a moderately decent qb...then you have just about every mid-level SEC team, every year. It's Bama to a tee, Tennessee, SC, Georgia. If Michigan had the same roster, same coaching pedigree, and same schedule but played in the SEC, they might be entered into the conversation at this point.
As Scott Van Pelt would say...how good is your good?
|43 weeks 4 days ago||It does seem like||
a jump to a conclusion. He's still a kid, who may do or say things that as adults we understand to have biiger implications than what he comprehends. Keep in mind, Snoop's son quit, and Puffy went ape shit on a coach there, and now they lose a 5 star TE. My friend who regularly talks to national recruits and coaches on both the HS and college level says there have been hints that something is going on over there that a lot of kids don't like.
|44 weeks 3 days ago||I would just be happy||
if they get rid of the damn commercials. Every commerical break. On every channel. All day and night.
|47 weeks 53 min ago||I agree||
Between all my Michigan sites, and Twitter...I'm not doing anything work related today. (or probably this week.)
|47 weeks 5 days ago||HA! Money quote:||
"Iowa Football: Another season of it will happen!"
|48 weeks 3 days ago||I think...||
It should be noted that they are looking into whether or not athletes are receiving special treatment, or different treatment than other students.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||My HS team was pretty good||
A prep school in VA, we won 3 straight state titles, but private school caveats apply. A lot of our guys got D1 offers, our starting tb/lb got offered by UVA, Tennessee, and Stanford, chose Harvard. Vinny Testaverde went there, Eddie George, (both well before my time) and Chris Perry was a year under me. We also had a qb that I think ended up at Michigan as a back up, Shawn Cassidy I think. Also Carlos Hyde...last count had 17 players on NFL rosters, and Penn State QB Christian Hackenberg.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Totally agree||
. He had a press conference and gave $1M to the Boys and Girls club. If he would've annouced he was staying, no one would've cared, he just would've been vreative. Cleveland fans butt-hurt because he left. He didn't owe ANYONE anythintg, you're right, other than himself. He clearly made the right decision, especially looking at Gilbert's comments the next day.
And I couldn't have stated it better: If you feel abandoned because a basketball player left CLEVELAND for MIAMI...matter of fact, if you are upset than anyone leaves Cleveland for fucking Miami...then that's a you problem.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Seattle||
That's how Century Link was designed, to trap and echo the noise from the fans directly back on to the field, which is why it's absurdly loud.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Cape Cod||
My fiancees has an aunt/uncle that live on Cape Cod, so we are leaving today around 2 pm, and driving from DC to Cape Cod.
Yaaaa Traffic in DC, Baltimore, Philly, NYC, Boston, and Cape Cod!!!!
No idea what the plans are, but we'll be there all weekend.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Has Nike||
never had a jersey rip or tear during play? That seems to be one of the biggest concerns when complaining about Adidas. If my opinion mattered, I would almost prefer to be the flagship program for Adidas, than one of the very many for Nike. Hell you can't even recognize MSU uniforms anymore, but the sentiment seems to be that Nike will be some sort of return to the way the uniforms were?
At some point Michigan will pull out special unis again, and I'm not any more comfortable with Nike's creative team designing them, than Adidas. With Nike, it's possible we could look like every other team on Saturday, just in different colors.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Dude||
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Singletary||
is a good guy. He's certainly a company man. He was an agent before coming back to Michigan to work. He's a point of contact for coaches and escorts players around on their tours. That being said, when I went on tours with Hand, Burrell, and Settle I wasn't impressed necessarily with his presentation. Not because he didn't do a good job, but as a lifelong fan, there are things I would've mentioned or discussed that he seemed to gloss over or ignore. We had been there the entire day, and I told Coach Hoke and Chris that we hadn't heard the fight song the entire time we were there. (Devin Gardner was in the room, and was forced to sing...and he has a great voice btw, a deep, classic musical talent that was reminiscent of....I digress)
Chris is a good guy, but I don't think he was a difference maker.
Roy, on the other hand...is a dynamic recruiter.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||LOL...When did||
the manziel era begin exactly?
|1 year 12 weeks ago||the smear is||
He's the one you called a sociopath, based seemingly on an article written by Deadspin and his support for a very close college friend.
As far as "descriptive way to introduce..." descriptive can be objective.
It's not relative in any way to Michigan, so it probably should've been OT.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I agree||
with conference pride being bullshit, however i think Kentucky taking pride in Alabama/LSU dominance is different than hoping one of your conference-mates don't shit the bed on a national scale. The perception of the B1G is already low, and if Ohio would've got smoked by Bama, then it does hurt all of us. When ranking come out next year, Big Ten teams are moved down a notch or two because they are in the B1G, not because they deserve it.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||I think||
that was Penn State and James Franklin, not Notre Dame.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Best show out there!||
I was fortunate enough to have to work from home today, so I am trying to pace myself, because I only have 13 episodes before next year. I watched 1 today...and I remeber why i love it so much.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||yeah||
but elite talents are not. And AP isn't just a rb, and never has been...he's been great since high school.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||I agree||
completely. No need to be holier than though. None of these guys are priests or moral authorities on anything. Why do you care what he does off the field? Outside of your fantasy team and sunday afternoon, his life is his personal life. If I rooted for a team, I would jump at the chance to take AP..or Suh..or Jameis Winston. If I were running a church, then I would take Tim Tebow.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||you choose that over...||
the late hit in the 06 OSU game? That could've sent Michigan to a NC game.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||umm...||
Late hit in the 06 OSU game??????????????????? Worst call ever!
|1 year 21 weeks ago||yeah but...||
no matter how you slice it, there is no greater indicator of success than a high rating, whether it is success in college, or projecting the number of elite high school prospects to the NFL draft. Nothing is perfect, but the rating is the most consistent system available.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||I play Destiny on Ps4. Canzior||
I play Destiny on Ps4. Canzior
|1 year 23 weeks ago||I also||
don't think college players should be monetarily compesated. ...wait, is that the popular or unpopular opinion?
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Randy Moss||
not Jerry Rice, as the greatst NFL receiver of all time.
And I'm more impressed with Tom Brady's accomplishments, than Joe Montana, who played with no salary cap on essentially a hall of fame team.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||out of curiosity...||
why do so many prople seem to be against playing Osu at night? Seems like a marquee opponent at night would be a good thing not a bad thing. Is there anything else in play here other than "tradition"?
|1 year 25 weeks ago||I think there's truth to this||
There are certain things that are inherent, for example higher income genereally equals college graduates. Staistically you are more likely to go/complete college if your parents are college graduates.
There are other reasons for this. Low income areas have poorly funded educational systems, so it can be difficult to overcome, while learning good test-taking and study skills. "Poor" schools in Washington DC, or Detroit...are different than "poor" schools in suburbia. There isn't a culture of success. It's the same as a football team, part of succeeding and exceling is shedding the culture of failure.
I can see how there could be some resentment for college kids who are going to school with rich kids. At University of Richmond, the student parking ot has better cars than the faculty lot. It CAN (not necessarily does) cause a divide. If you have to work to have extra money while in school, or work during the breaks, you don't have the same experiences as those who don't have to. And people tend to gravitate towards those who share their experiences.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Only 2-4? That's not bad, and||
Only 2-4? That's not bad, and it's not going to be below freezing until Tuesday. At least in the DMV everything shuts down with every little bit of snow.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||I've seen them at Dicks and the Adidas outlets||
I've seen them at Dicks and the Adidas outlets
|1 year 26 weeks ago||And the 212° was something Brady Hoke preached as well.||
And the 212° was something Brady Hoke preached as well.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||This is the locker room at||
This is the locker room at the stadium, not the one in Schembechler hall which is very nice, with a sunken area in the middle of the room for the seniors.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||These things are great though||
and as a kid, why would you not want to have that opportunity? I was closely involved with Hand's recruitment, and I went to his announcement, and the entire school was involved. The seniors and the football team all got out of class to attend, and the administrators took an opportunity to speak as well. It isn't just about the player, but the school, coaches, teachers, and students who were a part of his high school career. As a high school football coach, wouldn't you want a nationally ranked recruit to announce publicly? Even as that kid's parents, it's exciting and fun, and I don't belive it necessarily makes him a diva.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Congrats!!!!||
|1 year 28 weeks ago||He's a great guy||
and I would hope that everyone wawnts to see him succeed. He's got a fantastic attitude, given the adversity he's faced in his years in AA.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||so...||
explain to me how a 20 year old can "develop" the brand of a $100 million dollar a year, hundred year old athletic program?
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Yeah...||
your points are all valid, but logistically it couldn't work. As the previous poster said, people watch the teams, not the players. So in all fairness, if the player can make money on their own, without using their affiliation to the university, than so be it. Meaning autographs are fine, as long as there is no school/conference/NCAA logo on it. Sounds ridiculous, but it shows, that the individual without the school is not marketable. The school has all the leverage, and that's ok. As someone still paying student loans off, I would love an opportunity to go to school free, regardless of the infringement upon my time. Not only going to school free, but also having an opportunity to showcase my talents to my future employers, as well as have several programs in place in case I decide or am forced to change careers. Not taking advantage or appreciating of that isn't the fault of the university. It almost sounds like you want things to be "fair." And if it's fairness you seek, is it fair that the qb would be able to generate more income than the kicker? Or center? or the right tackle? Is it fair that in paying football players, the lacrosse program is cancelled?
Keep in mind, you'll be a Michigan fan, regardless of who wears the helmet. The players aren't capitalizing on themselves, they would be capitalizing on their affiliation with the university.
Ultimately it's a choice. You want this opportunity to be not only be afforded to particular individuals, but you want it to be afforded to them in a way you think is "fair" as in a college education isn't valued as "compensation." Maybe the fact that only 28% of the US (over age 25) has a college degree contributes to the lack of importance placed on a college degree in our society.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||yes, poor hands||
He has elite size and speed but his hands have gotten worse during this year which is why he's been dropping in rankings.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Yeah....||
Probably not. If you actually listen to Dan's show regularly then you would know that that doesn't mean anything definitive. While it may be true, he wouldn't be breaking news like that.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Hackenberg will be a first||
Hackenberg will be a first rounder, Shane has the all important arm strength. But Notre Dame isn't sending them to the league like they used to either. #3 on a ND qb was like #1 at Michigan. Notice there are no Bama, OSU, LSU, or Oregon qbs starting. College dominance means nothing.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||I wish...||
I could have as much confidence in the offense as I do in the defense. I'm prepared for both extremes Saturday however.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Iowa||
is am embarrassment to football, but they do this once a year around this time.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Same dilemma||
I think it is better for Michigan if MSU wins, but only if Michigan beats them. I am torn, I feel dirty rooting for MSU, ND, or OSU. I kind of want MSU to get embarassed honestly. If Michigan were to get a playoff bid, they would have to go undefeated and that would give an advantage over a 1 loss team from another conference.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||41-24||
|1 year 46 weeks ago||I agree with Tripp||
...I think he is a better fit, than he is a coach. Not to say he is a bad coach, but he's a great fit. NW seems a bit closer to Duke, than Stanford from a football standpoint, and I doubt any prolonged success is a reality at this time.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||At Ole Miss I thought the joke would be bounced checks.||
At Ole Miss I thought the joke would be bounced checks.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||I should've||
read yours before posting mine. Don't forget NW losing Mark and Jones, and the PSU regime change. Expecting Franklin to be as successful immediately I think doen't take into accoutn how good of a coach BOB was/is, especially with Hack. I wouldn't be surprised if Hack takes a small step back this year.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||I feel obligated to defend Desmond!||
If for no other reason, than his punt return vs Ohio.
Returning SR QB, All conference WR, 1(?) starter lost on the defense, OSU lost their starting qb, ND lost 4 very good players and gets Golston after having a year away from the game. If Michigan goes injury free this year, and gets a couple bounces then anything can happen.
I'm almost(ed-not at all) positive that's what he was thinking as he analyzed his selection deeply and thoroughly.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||Other than Florida, Oklahoma,||
Other than Florida, Oklahoma, and Arkansas a little, I'm not thrilled about any of the other match ups
|1 year 48 weeks ago||I don't know if it's a huge||
I don't know if it's a huge deal. Would it have helped against State? I think the timing is probably more important, not having time to identify defenses and call audibles
|1 year 48 weeks ago||lol, thats great||
2. "Shit or get off the pot" isn't a great way to propose (What Chris O'Donnell movie was that?)
3. Remember to breathe.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||umm...||
Did I miss the "big announcement" last week regarding 2 future opponents?
|1 year 48 weeks ago||I agree||
I didn't feel like he was contributing as much as his predecessors. And speaking with some players he interviewed, he din't particularly leave a lasting impression. I enjoy and appreciate the work that was done, but I think the people who previously held his position were a bit more dynamic, and he wasn't around long enough to meet the standard.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||depends||
I almost always say it, or sometimes I'll ask if they are a fan or just wearing the shirt. The ones that don't respond typically snub their nose or act like they didn't hear me.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||I'm in DC||
and I just dropped my cable because my bill was $205 to get the BTN with all the channels.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||You're right||
I think most talented athletes are so gifted they aren't as studious of the game as those who overcome physical limitations to be great. It's why great players typically don't make good coaches either.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||If you email me||
I can get you some info. [email protected]
|2 years 9 weeks ago||What if||
arrington, Manningham, and mallett stay? or what if Carr stayed one more year? imagine the implications....
|2 years 14 weeks ago||very true||
I've heard more than a couple highly rated kids mention their distaste for anything not Nike.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||umm..||
am I missing the name of the app somewhere?
|2 years 14 weeks ago||So you know||
Mattison knows Rihanna lyrics like no one's business. And he did Ray Lewis's dance to a Beyonce song for D Hand
|2 years 14 weeks ago||They don't||
Part of the tour is with the academic advisors, the focus on academics is stressed and there is a lot of discussion on preparing for life after football.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||There were a couple of factors...||
he got guaranteed admission into their engineering school which UM couldn't offer. He never spoke with anyone from engineering at Michigan because he was interested in the sports management program when he visited, so he never got the engineering pitch. Essentially he was choosing a major as much as he was choosing a school. The losing didn't help obviously, but he watched 1 Michigan game and 1 Alabama game all year and those were on his visits. He isn't a college football fan, which is understandable. Saturday was his day to get away from football. It was very close between the two and there were plenty of family members close to him who expected him to choose Michigan.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||one of my favorite||
coaches. We went out to eat when he came to recruit Dashawn and he is a really likeable guy who's young and down to earth and relates to these younger players on an entirely different level.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||I have debated this||
With friends the last few months. I figured you couldn't bench a player with a Legends jersey right? That's the kind of PR that DB would lose sleep over. But will a new offense even the playing field? Devin knows just as much about this offense as Speight and Morris, which takes away his biggest advantage over the other two. Then it seems to be a question of talent and decision-making. We all had moments last season where Devin would cycle around in the pocket and the we would yell at the screen "stop f---ing doing that!" If someone else is more willing to throw the ball away and take fewer risks, will they have an advantage? Not guessing, just curious, think Russell Wilson. All that being said, my original point stands, I couldn't see having the reincarnated Tom Harmon jersey wearer not starting.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||As something purely hypothetical,||
I think they are fun, I don't understand why everyone has to be so negative. If they are worn on Saturdays, then fuss, but can't everyone just be less serious?
|2 years 21 weeks ago||True...but||
If this were SEC football, then the narrative would be how competitive it is.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||It happens all the time and it's not a big deal||
There aren't coaches or playing situations where you live that you wouldn't prefer for your child? You aren't prioritizing athletics over education unless the education at the new school is worse. An equal education, a familiar coach, and a better possibility at a free college education? The choice seems obvious
|2 years 22 weeks ago||I've started on Shameless||
I've started on Shameless which has been good through 2 seasons.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||I've had this conversation||
A number of times, being around Dashawn, Tim Settle, and Matt Burrell. I would have michigan on the list being a fan, but the rest of the list would be the usual suspects. It also depends on my position as well and the depth chart. I'd be a wr/cb so I'd consider fsu, Bama, lsu for cb and Michigan, fsu, USC, Clemson, and Oklahoma
|2 years 28 weeks ago||I don't get||
Why anyone is complaining about his salary. It's not like anyone here is paying it. Nothing you buy is going to his salary anyways. I'd be happy if UM paid top dollar for all of it's coaches as long as they win and maintain a good reputation.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||Yes he does. When I visited||
Yes he does. When I visited with Hand, Wellman talked about it. Not because of upper body though. His legs are powerful and it takes too long to change the plates for his reps when he lifts with the wrs. So he lifts with the OL
|2 years 32 weeks ago||I agree with that||
I tend to root for prominent Michigan players, Raiders and Packers because of Woodson, Dolphins with Henne, watching the Jags because of Denard. I don't have a favorite NFL team however, so I tend to just not root for individual players. It does make me smile though when I keep hearing Gholston referred to as a bust.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Umm..||
He stopped talking to everyone at a certain point. Or you had some insight that no one else had, seeing as all of the people closest to him thought he was Michigan
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Yes...||
That's an inaccurate assumption
|2 years 36 weeks ago||That means more||
To you than it does a talented high school athlete, otherwise...by your logic, no one would choose any other school over Bama.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Right and a||
Stand up DE in a 3-4 is essentially an OLB, meaning coverage responsibility. He's talented enough, but he's a pass rush specialist, who's never lost a 1 on 1 in a camp, even as a soph vs BCS level OL prospects. It's still a position switch.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Important to note||
No one has talked about the defense that Alabama plays with regard to defensive ends and how that could affect Hand's recruitment.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||at first||
I thought this was about Borges offensive strategy vs MSU.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Umm||
Free market would probably look at how replaceable you are as well as how much revenue you generate. Michigan football generates money, not the players individually. Can you name 10 USC football players? How about Texas? If people who aren't fans don't know them, then they don't generate real revenue.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||The flaw in this||
Is that you feel like there is a "market" value for these players. In many cases, their true market value is less than what they are getting in tuition, room, and board. What's the value of a Richard Ash? More than $85k a year? Not likely. If you base it off of jersey sales, then there are only 4 or 5 players with any value. Ask yourself this...which players have made you MORE of a Michigan fan? Who's jersey did you have to have that you wouldn't have purchased anyways? Do you check mgo more because of Devin? Do you go to more games when Jake Ryan is back? No..they have no real Value because college fans support regardless of who's on the team and who isn't.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||Burrell||
And dad are coming up with us (Hand & Settle)next weekend
|2 years 47 weeks ago||Stupid athletic director||
Trying maximize revenue
|2 years 47 weeks ago||Jeremy Clark||
Is 305 lbs? Playing db? I'm impressed...sounds like some fun I used to have on Madden creating players
|2 years 47 weeks ago||Great info||
Thanks a lot
|2 years 47 weeks ago||Coach Harris||
And I have been close friends for a number of years
|2 years 48 weeks ago||32, Born in Detroit, left at||
32, Born in Detroit, left at age 5, live in DC metro area no kids, single black male, HR degree from U of Richmond. Youngest uncle was a big sports fan, started rooting for UM to be like him.
|2 years 49 weeks ago||Yes!||
Couldn't remember his first name
|2 years 49 weeks ago||Me either....||
I changed it to ND, just in case that game happens too!
|2 years 50 weeks ago||I actually have had||
similar sentiments. This year the inexperience is on the inside, next year, the same things will be said about breaking in new guys on the outside. Wouldn't 2015 figure to be THE year? I guess then the question mark will be a first time stater, Jr QB Morris and whether or not he can "handle" being the guy.
|2 years 50 weeks ago||True, but||
GT and Clemson...both are with a 6/7 hour drive to the 757 area(Michigan is about 12) and Chicago didn't come out of his pocket. Insulting or not, it's the case for a lot of kids. As an apparent UVA fan, I understand you taking offense to this, but it's not about the school, it's about locale. Look at how often Ferns, Morris, Harris et al are on campus. Guys that are further away? Peppers? Hand? Once each. Speight goes to private school and his family is doing well. There is a reason most kids don't leave their areas. It is financially feasible to visit early and often. I've lived in VA for 26 years so I'm a little familiar with the state. Maybe you follow recruiting or are a coach, so I don't discount your info.
Just about everyone I hang out with coaches high school ball in VA. So I have heard different stories than you have. Brown has never been a fan of the process, combined with the desire to end it early, so his UVA commit was no surprise to anyone. He never cared for any of it, and neither did his dad once the coaches were allowed to call the house. Once again, I will give you the disclaimer: This is meaning no offense to your school, it's just how the chips fell. Even being a UVA fan, with all the hype about London going around, you know AB can go anywhere, yet he chooses to go to a school with a head coach (who I personally think is fantastic for the program) but is likely to get fired sometime during Brown's UVA career, and is a solid 2nd in the state. I think the entire state would do well to have both programs be good, because there is an immense amount of talent, and the level of high school coaching is improving.
And as of right now, Settle is coming with Da'Shawn (and possibly a 2015 OL) to the UTL II game...per the guy driving.
|2 years 50 weeks ago||His interest||
In state schools is due to his lack of opportunity to get to other schools. It's very expensive to take unofficials. A weekend in Michigan was well over $1K. That's driving, renting a car, hotel, food, gas etc. Unless you have a coach who's willing to take his personal time or a parent with free time and money...and the ability to take time off of work, then your opportunities are limited to where you can get to and back home in a day. Andrew Brown falls under that group too, committed to UVA and didn't visit any other of the big schools recruiting him. Settle went to Ohio with Hand for a camp, but hasn't seen any other major programs.
|2 years 51 weeks ago||Lmao||
|3 years 2 days ago||He's great...||
On my visit to Ann Arbor we got to hang out a bit, and he swung through the Northern Va area to see D. Hand a couple months ago, and I met up with him and John Harris and grabbed a bite to eat. I won't discuss the topics, but he was very candid and open, seeing as we are all the same age and just hanging out. He loves the program, he loves the kids, he loves the coaching staff. He's a fantastic guy and just another one of the guys on the staff that you wouldn't want replaced by anyone
|3 years 6 weeks ago||Yes||
He takes AP engineering courses, he is familiar with what it is. They were remodeling Schembechler Hall and the contractor was impressed with his knowledge of engineering and architectural terms on his visit.
|3 years 6 weeks ago||I think||
it's ability. He's a 5* corner for a reason, so I'm thinking from the way they play the game, they are similar...and both elite. Even getting another inch out of him, he could/will easily put on 15 lbs so a 5'11 185-190lb boundary corner and Peppers at field. I know I'm excited about that possibility..imagine how appealing it is to him? What college level qb could throw against them?
|3 years 7 weeks ago||Miami - FSU??? It's||
Miami - FSU???
It's apparently only talking about national relevance as opposed to just bad blood MSU HATES UM...which of those rivalries is pure unadluterated 2-way..hatred?
|3 years 7 weeks ago||He said for 2014, which would||
Be Clark's sr year
|3 years 7 weeks ago||Very informative||
and a good read, agree with OP, a suprise for a BR article.
|3 years 7 weeks ago||Part||
Of my daily reading...or bi-hourly reading I should say. Very good info. Maize Pages also gives me a quick snapshot on which blogs have released a recent article
|3 years 7 weeks ago||Wow!||
He looks good, but I'm more excited about winning the head to head with Ohio
|3 years 8 weeks ago||YMRMFSPA?||
Can we get one of those please? SO i know what to expect?
|3 years 9 weeks ago||Ha!||
1st off this is fantastic!
2nd. Am I the only one that wants a UM onesie from 1930? LOL
|3 years 9 weeks ago||Wow||
I love it! That's pretty hot
|3 years 9 weeks ago||Brown & UVA||
Brown has family members and coaches who went to UVA and they have been pushing him in that direction. He is definitely not going to VT and his mom wants him close, but he isn't in love with UVA. They are the school that has gone after him most often, and many people in his life (that he doesn't wanna dissappoint) have been pushing him, so he's entertained them. He made a comment that Hand's visit made him take a look at Michigan..plus they have camped together for years. Michigan with a great visit (as expected) will jump to the front fo the line. Brown doesn't like the spotlight and is looking to end his recruitment soon
|3 years 10 weeks ago||I think||
this is good because everyone wants Morris to get a redshirt, but he isn't the last fantastic qb that will come to AA. I live in VA, and I know coaches around the state, and Speight is legit, So is it the end of the world is Morris backs up for 2 years, and starts for 2? with Speight starting the 2 after that. and the next qb that comes gets his 2 years after that?
|3 years 10 weeks ago||Well...||
I don't like the idea that luck plays a part. Every team needs some luck, a bad call, or a lucky break to go undefeated. Michigan went 11-2 with at least 3 wins that could easily have gone the other way, (Ohio, VT, ND) and an exceptionally high and not reproducable turnover rate. That being said...although i think Kelly is a very good coach, I am not sold on ND being able to maintain, after losing some of the guys they lost. And don't forget the DE that was very highly rated as a frosh last year who left the program as well. They don't have the skill position players, and last year Denard was unable to take advantage of a secondary worthy of Michigan 2009. I expect them to have a good year, but with only 8 or 9 wins..and a huge victory vs Sparty!
|3 years 10 weeks ago||you aren't alone!||
I wouldn't mind so much either. I liek the changes, as long as they are one-off changes. A different uniform for some (not all) big games and bowl games is fun
|3 years 10 weeks ago||I agree...||
Greeny plays the nerd role too much, and Golic is a meathead. some days I give it about 5 minutes then I turn to pandora or NFL network
|3 years 10 weeks ago||lmao||
Hilarious! One of the best reads so far in the offeseason
|3 years 10 weeks ago||I use...||
Chrome for my porn, and Firefox for anyone else using my computer!
|3 years 10 weeks ago||Coach Heck||
is super cool...laughing all the time, and so energetic. It's infectious and I can easily see how wr's are drawn to him and will work hard for him
|3 years 10 weeks ago||Fantastic point||
I agree...perception is reality and ESPN/SEC gets rolling on tv, people will take their words as fact
|3 years 10 weeks ago||From what||
I've heard...Brown is keeping things quiet, but plans on visiting and has serious interest. He also camps with Hand often and the two have quite the rapport
|3 years 11 weeks ago||lol||
after reading this, do you wonder if his twitter was ACTUALLY verified?
I mean, he needs his own section in Twitterverse right before Conseco
|3 years 11 weeks ago||Well..||
I know the whole "school" thing isn't popular, but a masters from Michigan while getting spot duty is not a bad idea at all. He may be realistic about his NFL future and a Michigna degree is..well..a Michigan degree. Even Jordan Kovacs was conflicted about his NFL future because he was accepted into an excellent grad program on campus, and was advised to pursue school over the NFL, because he would've made a lot more money long term staying at school.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||Lane||
is a great place to watch a game. It's unreal how that place lights up.
What's the over/under on whether Beamer will still be coaching then? I have him doing a Paterno and "coaching" until the end
|3 years 11 weeks ago||this is more than||
LOL....its closer to LOLWUT? I guess it would help with an explanation...as in is everyone else just going to be worse? Or do they actually think MSU will be that good? Better than Nebraska? Michigan?
|3 years 11 weeks ago||There is a||
misconception that the value is in the players, the value is with the university. One can function without the other. Certain players elevate the visibility of schools, but is Trey Burke NPOY had he gone to Penn State? There are very few exceptions, but you have to wonder, does Tim Tebow have a similar following at Florida State or Miami? College athletic fans root for players of the their favorite school, not the other way around. How many players do you root for that decided not to go to Michigan?
|3 years 11 weeks ago||That's a good start||
I expect for that to increase as the year progresses and he gets more comfortable in the offense...but that was about what Reggie Bush got his first couple seasons
|3 years 11 weeks ago||Is it just me...||
or does it seem like Meyer isn't getting the great guys that everyone in Ohio seems to think he's getting? I see a few 5 stars, but specifically the OL/WR recruiting leaves much to be desired
|3 years 11 weeks ago||This||
needs to be on Lettermans Top Ten list...things Phil Jackson would rather do than anything involving the Pistons.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||I'm inclined||
to agree with you, especially as a Michigan fan. Being one of the "haves" it's easy to feel that way. But because only 20-25 NCAA athletic departments turned a profit last year, (some notables who didn't include FSU who borrowed money from the school to balance the budget and UVA, and we've heard about Maryland's troubles causing their transition) that could essentially create 20 or so teams that are able to pay, well, and and 95 teams that cannot.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||Hand's visit||
is no surprise. His (new) head coach played at Auburn, and was a GA there for awhile. His head coach doesn't have the influence necessarily that some of his position coaches and coordinators have who have been there awhile.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||Then||
You must not have been on this blog very long.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||It's not wasted money||
I was with D Hand on his visit and the academic team is superb. They were honest, and told him that if he's lucky, he'll play another 15 years of football and that's it. They focus on time management and they do a lot getting the athletes out to spend time with alumni who work in their desired field until they find something they truly enjoy. I asked the lady about early draftees for example and she says she works with everyone, whether they leave early, and even guys that transfer. She mentioned recently helping a former player whose NFL career was not working out, and I suspect it's Brandon Graham.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||Agreed||
Style is most important...Reggie Bush was ideal in his role at USC...and can that holing ball back be as effective catching passes
|3 years 11 weeks ago||Ha!||
I usually read the board before the front page
Mods feel free to delete
|3 years 11 weeks ago||i dont||
know if any of the guys have met him, but he is the coolest coach I have ever been around. Not what you'd expect
|3 years 11 weeks ago||been to a few||
Sitting with the players parents is cool, right off the 50, home side, 13 rows back is fantastic, but the parents dont necessarily cheer as much as other sections do
|3 years 11 weeks ago||makes sense||
but with the coaching staff, it's evident that this defense is about scheme and not personnel. How many of these guys would've been projected to contribute to a top 20 defense for 2 consecutive years? The scheme wins. Also, you have to take into account guys like Frank Clark, Countess being a HUGE upgrade over Floyd, and the possibility of having an actual pass rush this season
|3 years 11 weeks ago||I'd say||
|3 years 11 weeks ago||really?||
loaded? With that OL? Have you read the reports about that super hyped DL in the spring game? and they lost Hankins and Simon? I think Michigan is better on both lines and at worst the game is a toss up.
|3 years 12 weeks ago||Sounds||
About right according to what I read
|3 years 12 weeks ago||Nd||
I don't mind as long as it's not Ohio
|3 years 12 weeks ago||Kovacs||
To the Dolphins
|3 years 12 weeks ago||Lol||
I've been to Jacksonville...other than the beach, it's like every other small city in the south, just as much crime, hidden racism, and old people. And none of them watch football!