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|16 hours 1 min ago||2) so when he scheduled Ap||
2) so when he scheduled Ap St... he didn't know that they would still be championship subdivision or whatever they call Div 2 these days... He didn't know that we had lost to them the last time that they were in A2? That we were a national laughingstock because of it all year long? That the media was going to talk about, show highlights from and generally make fun of us all over again for the months leading up to that game.. because of what happened that first time around?
Schedule part 2.... neutral site away games. Because he decided to play these games in Texas years in advance he didn't know or can't be blamed for:
The game being held in some generic NFL stadium related to nothing, thousands of miles away from the bulk of his fan base?
The band being left out until some donors stepped up to bail him out?
The price of the tickets being triple or more than the average home game or away game at another university stadium.
The travel cost being 10X or more higher for most of us season ticket holders than another home game.
Taking a very low payout (compared to the total amount that was brought in for the game) when he agreed to the matchup.
How is it we can't blame him for the schedule again?
|7 weeks 17 hours ago||Was just going to say the||
Was just going to say the same think.
If you don't like the policy, avoid having to deal with it at all and just don't commit. Seems simple enough.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Lets hope that what GRIII and||
Lets hope that what GRIII and MM see convinces them that another year in school would do them some good. Stauskas will see a very high grade, so he would have to find other reasons to stay. Not going to happen.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||Run Caris, Run wins. I think||
Run Caris, Run wins. I think its as good as most LSU freak stuff.
|21 weeks 19 hours ago||Just like it took character||
Just like it took character and guts for Sam to get to this point, it will take equal character and guts for a GM to make that pick knowing the situation as you described it. But I bet there are some out there that will have what it take to stand in front of a camera and say "we drafted him because we thought he could help us on the feild and we didn't care about his private life, and we cut him because he just wasn't good enough at football"
It is going to be very interesting no matter how it plays out.
|21 weeks 19 hours ago||Looking at the Bball team||
Seriously, I have been asking for a year now where Bielfeldt has a higher upside, football or Basketball. I know you just can't start playing football and be great right away, but as of now it does not look like minutes on the court will be easy to come by, and 6-7 245 is not a bad place to start for a tight end, and he has 3 years of eligibility left.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||nothing to see here. double||
nothing to see here. double post. damn. I blame my parents over protective nature for this... :-)
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Exactly at what point do you||
Exactly at what point do you stop putting your foot down? 10 years old? 12? 15? 17? 18? At 18 my parents told me that the day I pay for 100% of my school (yes Malik's is free) and pay rent in the summers, i can stop following their direction. I would say that Malik's Parents are still allowed to parent as it appears as though Malik is still living at home and being provided for by said parents. It is a shame that it has turned into this, but I certainly won't speak for anyone in this situation or point fingers when i have no idea what the conversations were like throughout this whole recruitment.
|23 weeks 19 hours ago||I second this... This should||
I second this... This should be at least done weekly. I will go nowhere else for my big ten basketball standings.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||Even after that ruling, I am||
Even after that ruling, I am pretty sure that there are several US players that are playing in the NBA that have never stepped foot on a campus. Not to mention the hundreds of Euro's that seemed to manage to get to the league without enrolling in a university. There ARE other avenues. It is not up to the leagues to pick them or create them or support them.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||Sad day for sure. Best of||
Sad day for sure. Best of luck to all three. And here's to hoping we grab another kid or two out of the Muck some day.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||NO MICHIGAN TIES!!! Oh the||
NO MICHIGAN TIES!!! Oh the humanity!!!!
I think our athletic department could use some of his influence... STAT! Or better yet, I think the search committe should start on their next task, finding us a new AD, ready..... go!
|24 weeks 13 hours ago||One positive outcome for||
One positive outcome for Dawson here... He won't see his horrendous play on film for the next... I don't know... 4-5 weeks.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Yup thats kind of the point.||
Yup thats kind of the point. If they were all young, this would be a "they died to young" thread. Instead it shows just how long some of us have been around.
Mary Ann and Jaclyn for sure.
|26 weeks 17 hours ago||Borges did both.||
Nothing to see here, beaten to the punch my a internet mile.
|26 weeks 18 hours ago||Recruiting wise, Campbell was||
Recruiting wise, Campbell was the first name that popped into my head. Although, I don't know of any individual great WRs under his watch, his offenses always sling the ball around a bit.
|29 weeks 20 hours ago||Hate the neutral site games.||
Hate the neutral site games. Just takes everything that's fun about the college game and flushes it down the shitter.
Like scheduling these teams, just find a way to put them on campus. Theirs and ours.
I see as usual, Don said it much better. /\
|29 weeks 1 day ago||can't say enough about what||
can't say enough about what you all are doing. keep up the good work.
|29 weeks 1 day ago||Mike DeBord was horrific.||
Mike DeBord was horrific. That team won in spite of him. And if we are going to win with Borges here, we will have to do it in spite of him too.
|29 weeks 6 days ago||I'm fine with Hoke for a||
I'm fine with Hoke for a while longer, Borges... no comment. But this idea that we were to young and inexperienced to compete.. it's garbage.
Is Hoke not allowed to develop guys that he did not recruit? Who were the best players on the team? ALL RR recruits. And some of the guys that were torching the Hoke freshmen, sophmore, rs sophmores, and Juniors (yes Hoke did recruit many of those guys too) were also freshmen, RS freshmen, sophmores and Juniors.. but MAC level freshmen, RS freshmen and sophmores.
He came in with an iffy resume, he is delivering about what you would expect with that resume, but his excuses are getting stale. Need to see some serious improvement.
|30 weeks 20 hours ago||What is the value of the level||
What is the value of the level of exposure that the top kids are getting by playing football/basketball at the University of michigan? How much would it cost Devin Gardner to buy an hours worth of airtime on ESPN, ABC, BTN every saturday all fall so he could advertise his "wares" to the people who might be interested in his services at the next level? Articles in the paper 2-3 times a week? special sports center stories.... ?
Any advertising or PR people want to chime in here.
|30 weeks 21 hours ago||because in sports where the||
because in sports where the athletes are paid, the coaches and the administrators do not have bloated salaries?
|30 weeks 3 days ago||Everyone talks about how much||
Everyone talks about how much the player adds to the University's wallet, and they offset that value with the much smaller value of the scholarship, but how much does the team add to the player's wallet on top of the scholarship? Weighttraining was mentioned, job trainig? how about PR for the player, whats that worth? how much will Clowney make based on ESPN showing his hit on Smith over and over? How much will Barr from UCLA make based on all the pub he has gotten? What exactly is that worth?
|30 weeks 6 days ago||the US is rightly worried..||
the US is rightly worried.. but think of the teams that draw the US or mexico from our Pot?
Have lots of chances for one easy game and get us instead... that would suck.
|31 weeks 2 days ago||Should we withhold ecstasy||
Should we withhold ecstasy re: any player until they do something in the fourth win of a world series?
Miggy? Hasn't done anything yet... Verlander?... nope
Nathan has a long long track record of being a lights out closer including last year. No reason to not be excited about this one. More excited during the Tigers 4th WS win? sure.
|32 weeks 1 day ago||Rich Rod was right after all,||
Rich Rod was right after all, we all need to get a life. And Hoke agrees with him evidently.
|32 weeks 1 day ago||Because they have proven with||
Because they have proven with the uperclassmen we do have that they can totally "coach 'em up"? And because we are the only school in America starting 4 - second year players on O (all others with 3 or more years in the program)? Are those other teams averaging less than 35 yars of rushing, and less than 220 yards of total offense in their last 4, 3 of which are mediocre D's at best?
That is just garbage excuse making.
|32 weeks 2 days ago||Very happy for Pallante and||
Very happy for Pallante and his Family. I am also fine with the move.
But, he is also the type of kid that we had when our D's sucked and also the type of kid that state had when they were irrelevant and not a machine that turns no stars into the top D in the country.
Our players and coaches will decide which this is.. and we won't know for a lot of years.
|32 weeks 5 days ago||A majority of our players are||
A majority of our players are not first and second year players. Keep believing that and we will be having this conversation over and over and over.
|34 weeks 18 hours ago||I have absolutely nothing of||
I have absolutely nothing of value to add other than the fact that Homer J Simpson one upped Charlton Heston when he reprised that scene in an episode of The Simpsons. I'd embed if I was smart enough.