Mike Lantry, 1972
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- I want to be in a program in which my skillset fits with the scheme.
- I want to be in a program with a recent history of developing players.
- I want to be in a prestigious program historically speaking.
- I want to be a part of a good program.
- I want to have good academic support with regards to being an athlete.
- I want to be able to fall back on a relevant degree if I don't pan out athletically, or if I get injured.
- I would like to be able to have a variety of majors encouraged and none discouraged.
- School prestige with regards to arbitrary rankings.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Changing locale||
I have changed my daughter outside in public areas on many occasions. The thing is you must be discrete about it. In the middle of a crowded park is off limits, but behind a tree where there aren't people that are close enough to care is fine.
My best diaper changing moment was on the floor of one of the London Tube stations in a corner.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Pack it out...||
Public restrooms are fair game for throwing away diapers in my opinion. It's not going to make the room smell any worse than it already does.
Frequently emptied trash cans are also usually fair game. These include most trash cans in most parking lots. I agree that food courts should probably be off limits, but that is because there is a restroom near by.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Assuming no UofM offer||
This is based on no UofM offer which I would jump on. I would hope that I am mature enough to make this decision.
Ultimately I want to be in a place where I will end up successful.
Things I don't really care about:
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Teams that i wish were good again||
I like Minnesota and washington. Don't know why. Just do.
|6 weeks 13 hours ago||I agree with this||
As an engineer, if you don’t continually apply yourself you lose the knowledge. This is most important right after graduating.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Time Status||
I think amending the academic requirements is a very good idea. My suggestion would be to amend what “full time student” means with regards to athletes. I would reduce the full time credit requirement allowing athletes to take fewer courses per semester. I would guarantee that an athlete gets five years on scholarship to complete his degree. The scholarship will only count toward the limit for the four years he is part of the team while the fifth is purely academic. These are the three scenarios.
Scenario #1: A player does not redshirt.
Under this scenario, a player exhausts all playing eligibility after four years but is granted an additional year of scholarship for academic reasons.
Scenario #2: A player redshirts and plays as a fifth year senior.
Under this scenario nothing has changed.
Scenario #3: A player redshirts and is not part of the team his fifth year (coach decides not to extend the guaranteed 4 year athletic scholarship).
Under this scenario, the scholarship is maintained for academic reasons for the fifth year.
This would promote redshirting which I like. It will reduce the semester coursework allowing more time to study/focus on individual courses. It would allow extra time to complete degree requirements allowing the athlete to take on a more difficult degrees if desired.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||This all makes sense||
Whether or not a recruit is on our commit list, our coaches most definitely have to re-recruit all of the current commits due to the new offensive coordinator and last year's record.
I'm hoping the de-commits of Harris and Campbell are along the lines of them committing to a program in which they thought was better than what showed on the field thus giving us a realistic chance at getting them back with a strong season.
This next season is probably one of the most important seasons in a long time with regards to long term recruiting success.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||How good is Gardner?||
My gut tells me that Gardner, with good coaching a mediocre running game and a line that can block, has the potential to have the greatest season ever from a UofM quarterback.
Almost 3000 yds passing with no running game and a horrible line is pretty darn good. From what I've seen he is accurate when allowed to be so and has more than enough arm strength to make all the throws plus the athleticism that makes other fans swear at their TV sets.
Instead of talking about Morris we should really be talking DG for Heisman.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Friend is going||
Could be in the -50s with the wind chill there. Could be the same here in Milwaukee.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Curious here||
Did Texas offer all of the above or just inquire? There is nothing wrong with inquiring.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Down on the list||
It may seem like they struck out on quite a few names, but let's be a bit realistic.
Saban is at a prestigious school already and has something pretty good built.
Harbaugh is in the NFL where he wants to be.
Sumlin is at pretty good place in A&M plus he would be switching to a in-state rival.
Briles is in the same conference. How often does that happen? At least Saban went to the NFL before coming to Alabama from LSU.
Mora is doing a pretty good job at UCLA which is a pretty good school to be at.
Fisher is coaching FSU in the title game.
Malzahn is coaching Auburn in the title game.
To say that Texas struck out is kinda silly (although you seem to simply be stating facts here). This list is a list of longshots. Schools are going to call the longshots because maybe there is a chance. The bottom line is that these were pretty much all lateral moves at best with the exception of Briles, but that woudl be an intra-conference move.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Irrationally optimistic||
I am irrationally optimistic about next year’s line being a big step up from this year’s. I did think that this year was going to be better because we were replacing a bad interior with young talent. I guess I was wrong. My optimism for next year comes from a more even distribution of experience in addition to the talent upgrade. Sure we are losing an AA OT and another 3 year starter OT, but we aren’t replacing them with people who haven’t played at all (except one maybe).
There will be no first time starters on the interior of the OL. I anticipate Bosch, Glasgow, and Kalis (wish he played as a true freshman). There will be competition, but I expect it to remain intact. The tackles will be new, but there is at least some game experience. I will assume Mags at LT and Braden at RT. Mags has starting experience and Braden will be a RS So rather than a RS Fr which may turn out to be a pretty big deal.
That is my optimism and I’m going to stick to it.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Or||
Or he had clear NFL aspirations from the get go.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Recruits?||
You do not start a QB to show recruits the style of play you want to run. You start a QB because he is best at his position. Morris looks to be good for the future, but Devin is a really good QB. He cut down on his turnovers as the season progressed, and can be very accurate when givin time. He could have a very good season next year and could be a great NFL QB.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Kansas||
Trey's shot against Kansas is probably tops on my list too.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Even if||
Even if it were possible to exceed the coaching limit I do not like what you have proposed, nor will it work.
How to you tell Borges that he has a new co-offensive coordinator? It's one thing to promote someone within the staff to that position, but hiring an outside guy for that position is essentially forcing out Borges on his own accord.
Connections to Michigan or the current staff should be completely irrelevant to the new hire. Having a coach coach at a place he loves is not a good idea. A good idea is having a coach who is good at what he does. Do we really want the DC at Ball State taking over the UofM DC position because he knows Hoke? That's crazy.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Suspensions||
Is it just me or do there always seem to be a lot of suspensions right before bowl games.
|10 weeks 4 hours ago||Do not understand||
What is so special about Nike? Every brand has good jerseys and ugly jerseys. Every school has input as to which ones to use.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Wisconsin||
Christmas party at the office today. Spotted Cow, the obligatory Miller Lite, and home made Irish Cream. Now New Glarus Moon Man.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Careful||
May want to check the shelf life of that. 126 days per great lakes brewery website.
|11 weeks 11 hours ago||I like where you are going||
We should start Stauskas at QB.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||A while yet||
That is the trajectory, but there is a big national perception gap between MSU and UofM that won't be closed for a while. UofM will be a more prestigious job for a long time.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Good for him||
I'm hating Dantonio less and less because of Urban Meyer.
He may not be a money chaser. Major conference division I coaches are going to make plenty of money and he may feel that he is doing just fine. If all you care about is 1 million, and you make 2 million, you may not care to follow 10 million.
He has embodied what he wants his team to become, and now has embodied what he wants the program to become. This is probably what makes him so good at a place like MSU. He's probably very proud of what he has created, and is old enough and happy enough not to want to move on.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Interesting||
It's one thing to rant about a coach and be bitter, but he is writing a book. Although the twitter quotes seem like he is a bitter ex-player.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||True but...||
You can't redshirt someone in hindsight.
Neither Denard nor Campbell were going to redshirt. Denard was too good and there was no depth at QB and how many 5 star DTs do you see redshirting? Roh was good as a freshman, so there is no qualm there. Hawthorne was a good special teams player and had some meaningful minutes in a few games.
I would love to have some of our better players back for another year because of what they would bring to the team, but sometimes when someone is that good they are only here for four years.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Redshirting has many factors||
My instinct is to say that redshirting is ideal for all players whenever possible, but it is not always possible for reasons other than depth.
A player may want to play. The coach should have a talk with him regarding his opportunity to play and a final decision should be made. This may result in a player getting ST time when it looks like a wasted shirt to the fans. The thing to remember is that the players are human and not system robots.
The best players should play. If a player is deserving of playing time, he should play no matter the position. Game experience can go a long way with regards to improving week to week and year to year. It would have been nice to play Kalis last year and have him with a year under his belt this year given the state of the interior OL. I think it was good for Bosch to play this year for next year's sake.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Tradition||
It will not bother me if The Big House is exceeded in seating by another school.
I do not mind alternative jerseys.
Chrome helmets would be pretty cool.
I think Lloyd Carr was overrated.
I don't really care about all time wins, or winning percentage.
I would like to have seen RR get a full five years.
I root for Michigan because I like Michigan and don't try to justify it objectively.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||I understand||
I understand that rule changes to benefit the offense may have happened, but when ideas such as changing down and distance, substitution, and spacing requirements seem quite drastic.
As long as a team is not winning through legitimate trickeration like taking advantage of jersey numbers, I am quite alright with the game.
Teams like Indiana that run a very up tempo offense often lead to questions regarding the substitution rule. However, if a defense such as MSU can have quite a bit of success in their base set without substituting then why should a new rule be made to accomodate those teams that can't deal with it.
There will be negative externalities, many of which cannot be accurately predicted, to changing the rules so drastically, so much care shoudl be taken with regards to entertaining these ideas.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Changing rules||
I do not think changing rules like that in order to promote either offense or defense is a good idea. Adjusting enforcement of existing rules seems like a more apt way to level the playing field.
My big concern is the enjoyment of college football. The spread offense, in its many forms, in a sense, level the playing field talent wise. Taking spread concepts out of football can serve to reduce upsets and make lower-tier teams less capable of pulling off an upset. Who wants that?
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Michigan wins in a blowout||
I think Michigan will roll them. I will make a daring assumption and say that Borges will call a good game.
After each of our two bye weeks there was a new O-Line the first game back. I will assume that the starting O-Line will be the same as in the OSU game. This means that a defined unit with game experience (as a unit) will have the equivalent of a couple of bye weeks to improve. Hopefully this means that blocking to a better understood scheme will improve.
Gardner will be healthier and has already proven that he is very accurate with time to throw and very good scrambling.
I will venture that other position groups will make the typical week-to-week improvements that we should be seeing throught the year.
I also am a homer and will find a way to convince myself that Michigan will win all of their games no matter the odds.