this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
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|28 weeks 21 hours ago||Fangio||
Fangio doesn't want to be a head coach. Tomsula getting the job was pretty much expected.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||Gotta look at DVOA stats||
By DVOA, SF was mediocre in years 1 and 4 on offense (18th in both). Year 1 we can throw out. Year 4 certainly is dissapointing.
However, SF was 5th in DVOA offense in Harbaugh year 2 and 8th in year 3. Oh, and by the way, the defense was 13th last year.
So the meme that the defense carried the team? True in years 1 and 4. Wrong in years 2 and 3.
|31 weeks 3 days ago||Balas has consistently said this||
Balas has consistently said this for quite some time - that Harbaugh once (or twice) said he was basically coming and then changed his mind.
Not sure that briefly accepting the offer is the right term to use. Rather, more like he would have said ok during the 2010 season or early on in the search before deciding Brandon was nuts.
|41 weeks 17 min ago||Isn't FEI still using some preseason projections?||
There are some bizarre results in there, including 1-5 Wazzu at #35 overall.
I don't mean to defend anyone, but S&P looks a lot more realistic at this point (Michigan at #23).
|41 weeks 1 day ago||See here||
Just an example: https://twitter.com/RUSSLANDE/status/521027035284529152
|41 weeks 1 day ago||Cook||
Cook will be a 1st or 2nd round pick in the draft this spring.
|41 weeks 6 days ago||By S&P, Michigan is 37, Arizona is 43||
Just a bit of a difference.
|49 weeks 1 day ago||Whoops - duh||
|49 weeks 1 day ago||When was the last time….||
When was the last time Michigan played two big non-conference games in one season? UConn and Vanderbilt don't count in my view, so I suppose 2007 with ND and Oregon?
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Automatic arrest law||
Many states, including New Jersey, have what are called mandatory arrest domestic violence laws. In other words, if the police respond to a domestic dispute, they (generally) must arrest someone. Sometimes, this will lead to both parties getting arrested if the police cannot determine who was at fault or if it was more of a mutual fight. It does not necessarily mean she hit him first.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||what's your email?||
Be glad to help - I certainly view my share of michigan highlights, etc. As a lawyer in the cable/Internet industry, I deal with copyright issues quite often.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||McCarron will not be drafted in the 1st round||
Let alone likely in the first 3 rounds. He's just not a very good quaterback, and him declining the senior bowl invite was pretty stupid. This makes what Nussmeier accomplished even better.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Don't sleep on Wisconsin yet||
They do this every year - last year they got off to a much worse start and ending up winning the WCHA tournament. They'll get hot the 2nd half of the season. Plus, they're 16th in the pairwise despite the slow start.
|2 years 5 days ago||1999 Illinois Game Should Be on There||
Up 27-7 in the 2nd half, before blowing the lead. Then, down 28-27, the bad snap over Brady's head that took us out of field goal range.
That loss cost us the Big 10 title, a Rose Bowl win (at least, since it was 7-4 Stanford for the Pac 10), and possibly the National Title since a 10-1 Big 10 team likely is #2 in the BCS above Va Tech.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Wisky's future schedules are strong||
Don't look now, but Wisconsin has beefed up their OOC schedules.
2015: Alabama, Wazzu
2016: @ Va Tech
2017: @ BYU, Va Tech, @ USF, plus LSU??
2018-2019: Home-and-home with Washington
|2 years 14 weeks ago||like every Chicago Blackhawks anthem?||
Every blackhawks game sounds like that.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Yep, heard from a scout||
that he might go day 2 (round 3).
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Vaccaro please||
Jones is a 2nd-3rd day talent.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||Cable TV is low-margin||
for cable providers. They make their $$ of Internet. I know quite a few cable companies would love to dump the cable TV portion and just charge for bandwidth used.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||Not going to happen||
Disney (ESPN) is not going to agree to sell content in this fashion. They make too much money as it is, getting $$ for each subscriber, whether that person watches ESPN or not, and $$ for each Internet subscriber (WatchESPN) whether that person uses WatchESPN or not.
And if Disney did agree to sell the content a la carte, it will charge a heckuva lot more than $5/month for us to watch.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||They'll tell the operators||
to move BTN to basic, as required in their contracts when a school in that state joins the B10, or they withhold that school's games in those areas or sublicense them out.
|2 years 34 weeks ago||Our Defense vs. Oregon Defense||
Per FEI, we played the #6 (Ohio), #8 (ND), #9 (Nebraska), #20 (Alabama), and #27 (NW) offenses, so I don't think there's "no question Oregon played better offenses."
|2 years 36 weeks ago||I would||
trust credible anon guy on this one.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Unlikely (IMO)||
The content owners (BTN, ESPN, etc) don't want the model to crash. ESPN gets $5.00 or so from every cable subscriber (plus more for each Internet subscriber for WatchESPN). Were this model to collapse, and the government to require a la carte, ESPN will likely have to charge something like $30.00 per subscriber to recoup lost money. How many people will pay $30.00 permonth for ESPN?
|2 years 36 weeks ago||In the long run||
Yes, in the long run, they'll get BTN on expanded basic in the New York market. Short term, Time Warner and others could hold out.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Wisconsin vs. OSU||
Most laughable part of his assertion is this: OSU is 6-5 against Wisconsin over their last 11 meetings. That's the best record in the big 10 against OSU in that time.
|3 years 18 weeks ago||Plaza!||
The plaza was my wife's hangout as an undergrad, my spot during law school there, and is forever the first place I want to go when we're up there. Plaza burger, cheesecurds, extra plaza sauce and a spotted cow. Pure heaven.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Wisconsin has a 10,000 seat backup IN MADISON||
Brian - the argument is even more absurd when you consider Wisconsin has a backup arena all of 2 miles from campus - the Alliant energy Center, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alliant_Energy_Center (fka the Dane County Coliseum).
In fact, Wisconsin hockey played here until the Kohl Center was built. Even better, they can sell beer there, as it's off-campus. Also, when conflicted out of the Kohl Center for the very reasons discussed above, Wisconsin has played 1st round WCHA playoff series at THE ALLIANT ENERGY CENTER as recently as the mid-2000s.
|3 years 30 weeks ago||NCAA saw the stuff already||
OSU turned it over to NCAA, so nothing further will come from this other than the public probably getting to see some interesting documents that will hopefully further stain OSU.
|3 years 31 weeks ago||Big Ten decision to place UM and OSU in opposite divisions||
Even more annoying now. Wisconsin has a free ride next year - OSU's ineligible, PSU's a mess, Indiana and Purdue have no talent. Seems like Illinois, since they'll have an actual coach to go with their talent, will be biggest challenge.