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|1 week 1 day ago||You have little reason to believe that||
Outside of the school comment, everyone says he's extremely likable and has a good head on his shoulders. If he went to Michigan, everyone would be talking about how lovable he is and how these comments are ridiculous.
|1 week 1 day ago||Cardale is going to make||
Cardale is going to make millions of dollars. He's going to be fine .
|1 week 5 days ago||Yes, it's a major problem to have NBA talent on the roster.||
Yes, it's a major problem to have NBA talent on the roster.
|2 weeks 8 hours ago||Half the time we see||
Half the time we see complaints about SEC bag men every time we lose a recruit, NCAA says you can't pay people who runs camps to send them to your school and "NCAA strikes again"
|2 weeks 3 days ago||WAY to go||
Way to go.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I don't really understand taking someone's content||
and then justifying it by saying you don't want to give them clicks. That seems weird to me.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||The reason you're being hammered is because we are smart,||
at least for the most part, and that makes your sanctimony even worse. Yes, you're right, there are exploitative practices that hurt some people overseas, and they should be avoided, but it also doesn't make you better because you can spend significantly more money on clothing than ordinary people. Add that to the fact that there are probably plenty of Michigan econ folks on this board who will explain how many of these factories, while low paying, also serve as rungs on a ladder to pull their country out of the third world and you can see why you've gotten such a negative reaction to "I wear bamboo and thus I am morally superior."
|2 weeks 4 days ago||He's not speaking the truth at all||
He's being a dick. All you have to do is look at the Harbaugh classes when he was at Stanford. He was pulling a few out of FL and Texas regularly.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I completely agree with you,||
I completely agree with you, but let's get one thing clear, David Shaw is 100% an elitist and that's why Stanford is a good fit for him.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||An announcement that he's suing||
with the phone number of his lawyer.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||The Fab Five traumatized the pearl-clutchers in the donors||
And now we're hamstrung because of it (and why they took down the first Final Four banner even though we won the tournament regional with all eligible players). Hopefully the next coach is far enough removed from the Fab Five years that he's allowed to recruit like our competitors, and no, that doesn't mean we have to cheat (as if the Fab Five came to Michigan because of money).
|4 weeks 2 days ago||John Beilein isn't running||
John Beilein isn't running some kind of secret society. Matt Painter can probably break down film. If Spike had some kind of secret knowledge every Michigan walk on from Beilein would have gotten offers to be GSA's or assistant coaches
|4 weeks 2 days ago||If you don't think a||
If you don't think a fellow
|4 weeks 2 days ago||He should be, especially if||
He should be, especially if it's to an academic program that Michigan doesn't offer. Either we pay them salaries or we continue with it being about the education. If you want to stick with the latter, which I do, then once they graduate they should be free to go to whatever grad school they want that will take them, just like every other grad school.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I agree with him. You get the||
I agree with him. You get the degree and want to transfer, there should be nothing the coach can do about it, especially if they're amateurs.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Who is calling for Beilein to||
Who is calling for Beilein to be fired? In the middle of the season when it looked like we might miss the tournament people started raising eyebrows (I admit I was one of them), but he ended up making it. The entire team comes back next year.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||The game is one of the most||
The game is one of the most popular games out there, it's my cost prohibitive to send a few thousand letters.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||This is 100% right. Also the||
This is 100% right. Also the Albom-Webber story is peak Mitch Albom making up apocryphal stories to make a point. At the end of the day, most of the players aren't worth, in terms of money, what they get in terms of the benefit they receive. The Big House selling out during putrid Rich Rod seasons shows that the value is driven by Michigan, not the players they field. The unfairness is really only to the stars who get used in commercials, etc, which seems like an easy fix.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||When does NCAA 2017 come out?||
When does NCAA 2017 come out?
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Contracts, guaranteed money, retention bonuses, etc||
How do they work?
Yes, I understand that on the yearly annual salary alone it is close. Beilien is the third highest paid coach in the Big Ten after Izzo and Matta. He'll presumably be 4th after Crean's run this year. Turgeon is also due for a big extension. This isn't that difficult to understand.
We wouldn't allow that in football (though Harbaugh only wanted 5 million, so that changes the calculus a little bit). We shouldn't allow it in basketball either. That is my only point. Beilien has been great in rebuilding the program. When it is time to hire his replacement, I hope we're willing to pay whatever it takes to have the best coach at least in the Big 10, which will take us approaching basketball the same way we approach football, especially from our donors.
|6 weeks 17 hours ago||I can't explain extensions any more clearly than I can||
Beilein's contact is 20.2 over 6. Texas, who doesn't care about basketball, pays Shaka 22 over the same and that's based on basically one run at VCU. Louisville, with an athletic budget half of ours, gave Pitino, just a few months before we extended Beilein, a 50 million dollar contract over 10 with a 7 million retention in 2017.
The top, for example, Calapari's was 52 over 7. I don't know how else to show you that we aren't even close.
|6 weeks 17 hours ago||The extension starts next||
The extension starts next year. It's like giving Dantonio his playoff bump and counting it as this year. Izzo's base is what Beilein makes as a whole. I wish Michigan paid a top 6 salary, but we don't (though we should).
|6 weeks 18 hours ago||That's not even close to being right||
http://www.sportingnews.com/photos/4631724-highest-paid-richest-college-.... His extension and pay raise starts next year, and after all of the extensions, etc, this year, we'll be nowhere near the top 10. Beilien is to Michigan what Dantonio is to MSU.
|6 weeks 19 hours ago||We have more money than anyone||
If our donors treated basketball like football, which they should, we'd be able to hire whomever we wanted. It's about will and fear that shady basketball recruiting might cause an investigation into football.
|6 weeks 19 hours ago||Louisville isn't getting decimated||
Maybe lose a scholarship. I would bet anything that they get Marshall. The NCAA issue cost Pitino his chance to name a successor. Marhsall is the top choice of Louisville donors. I'd be shocked if he's not there within the next 2 years.
I do think Stevens ends up in college again, but that would take our donors not viewing football as the only thing that matters.
|6 weeks 19 hours ago||Marshall will be at Louisville I bet, which is doubly painful||
after losing Pitino to them. Archie will be somewhere soon. So will Jacobson. Underwood will be somewhere soon too. We're the type of program that can afford to hire a big name, but, like football, timing matters. They aren't always there. I wish Michigan atheletic supporters backed basketball the way they did football and would be willing to do whatever it took to get Stevens like they did with Harbaugh, but that's a pipe dream.
|6 weeks 19 hours ago||I kinda worry Beilein is in final years of Lloyd Carr era mode||
Playing it safe and favoring upperclassmen, OK but not great recruiting, wilting against good teams because of strategy, I love the man for bringing us back, and he deserves to stay as long as he wants, but it's a little depressing to see that we're going to miss on some good successors because of timing.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||I don't want to break the rules||
and it's often difficult because I work in politics, but
No, I won't break the rules. NO. Stop tempting me with threads like this.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||It's weird how Michigan is the only team affected by this||
Beilien's best teams had 0 seniors and 1 senior. Beilein has been unable to coach defense and has gotten away with it by finding some offensive diamonds in the rough. This team's problem comes down to two things: recruiting and lack of coaching on one side of ball, which sounds vaguely familar.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Indiana and Purdue both went||
Indiana and Purdue both went to the tournament last year and had great recruiting.