Peppers at 10, which seems low.
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|6 days 22 hours ago||Here you go....||
This is the budget for U of M. It has a breakdown of all the expenses.
|1 week 1 day 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.
|5 weeks 1 day 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 6 days ago||Just got back from my||
Just got back from my honeymoon in Santorini. Most beautiful place I've ever seen
|6 weeks 6 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.
|7 weeks 22 hours 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.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Congrats!||
No pics of the prospect??
|7 weeks 5 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.
|8 weeks 18 hours 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?
|8 weeks 18 hours ago||that seems to||
be a legit reason for optimism. Height helps in most cases, especially in volleyball and basketball.
|8 weeks 18 hours ago||yes...||
and he is incredibly fast
|8 weeks 21 hours 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.
|8 weeks 21 hours 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.
|8 weeks 22 hours ago||Well...||
|8 weeks 6 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 6 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 6 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?
|9 weeks 2 hours 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 5 days ago||Brilliant sir. Simply brilliant.||
Brilliant sir. Simply brilliant.
|9 weeks 5 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.
|10 weeks 20 hours 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
|13 weeks 23 hours 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 3 days ago||Yes||
I'll take 2 tickets to the gun show please.
|16 weeks 6 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 5 days ago||but...||
is that really a function (or result) of the AD?
|25 weeks 1 day 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 3 days 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.
|26 weeks 1 day 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.
|27 weeks 18 hours 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.
|27 weeks 1 day 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)?