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- Their doctors just plain feel otherwise.
- Their doctors feel that with the lower level of competition at their level, Ringer is not at risk to the same degree he'd be at Michigan.
- Their doctors are amoral and will rubber stamp anyone/the coach is deperate to get a BCS level guy on the roster of Ferris Status.
|17 hours 24 min ago||Speaking of Gymnastic Skills||
Braylon did a full backflip in pads after we beat MSU (I think). He was the deep guy in the Victory formation. It was also why you didn't see him in Victory formations after that, Carr stuck him on the bench.
|1 day 10 hours ago||One general comment about||
One general comment about tempo, there are two things to keep in mind when deciding if up tempo is right for your team.
First you better be scoring most of the time. 6 plays and punt or 3 and out is just going to boost the morale of the other team. If you score on a quick strike, even if you didn't take time off the clock, at least the defense has something to be excited about. One of the things I disliked like about RR's playcalling was how quickly he could go 3 and out. At least kill some time so the defense can finish their gatorade.
Secondly, what do you risk awakening if you go hurry up and score a lot? I'll point to that stat about how near the end of Carr's career we were more likely to win if we trailed entering the 4th, because it meant Carr unleashed RoboHenne. Whereas if you're facing Greg Davis or Andrew Maxwell, screw it, force them to try to keep pace and let your defense exploit the fact the offense is outside of its comfort zone. Faster tempo teams do get murdered by slower tempo teams when the slower tempo team can just put the cruise control on at 35 mph and spend a 9 minute drive destroying the defense's will to live.
|1 day 11 hours ago||I do have some Adventures of||
I do have some Adventures of Lil Sis stories still, but I'm actually working on a monster story about China. It's not as humorous as some of the others, but it is interesting and involves the research of a Michigan grad student. I'm still trying to edit it down, as it is 7 to 10 pages single spaced but it really works best in a single sitting I think, so time to tweak it a bit more.
If I get tired of it I'll pump out the tales of Lil Sister, her MIP, and some others.
|1 day 15 hours ago||I'd imagine the design of the||
I'd imagine the design of the luxury suites is holding up the process. I mean the one the Emperor had was nowhere near code, open pits to the reactor and everything.
|1 day 16 hours ago||Are you actively engaged in||
Are you actively engaged in kanly against House Meyer?
|1 day 16 hours ago||No true Michigan Grad would||
No true Michigan Grad would build a Death Star. It is not a good bargain in terms of cost to kill ratio. For the price of the Death Star you could field multiple battlegroups of Imperial warships, each anchored by a Super Star Destroyer and a half dozen Imperial Mark II Star Destroyers. You'd likely even have the money left over to toss in TIE Defenders and Skipray Blastboats as opposed to the piece of shit TIE/Ln fighters that they normally carry. Maybe even some Dark Troopers and SD-10s.
After that, Alderaan giving you some shit? Bring the SSD into a polar orbit, fry the ice cap with your energy weapons which will mess the climate up, have the Imperial Class star destroyers go after active tectonic lines and crack the world's crust (leading to volcanic activity) and you'll have yourself an unhabitable hell world in the space of weeks to a month, depending on how much of a hurry you're in. Plus another ten fleets that can be busy razing other worlds.
Or you can always grab an asteroid with a tractor beam and just take out those peaceniks like they're a bunch of dinosaurs.
|1 day 16 hours ago||Via Google||
His public facebook. Just message him on that or if you lack Facebook, get a child or grandchild to do it.
|2 days 7 hours ago||Okay, so I have to ask, what||
Okay, so I have to ask, what is so great about Commerica? Aside from Illitch having ownership there. Detroit as a host city is a terrible choice. This is not to bag on Detroit, but the reality is unless you are a local and know where the cool places/safe zones are, it has to be one of the worst cities in the country to visit. It's not a friendly town for dropping in and visiting. If you are a tourist, you go to Slows, the Art Museum, and then what? Drive to Dearborn to see the Henry Ford I guess.
There is the Silverdome which is umh still in exsistance, but of course Pontiac isn't much more attractive than Detroit and the Silverdome still doesn't have its new roof.
I'd say do it in the Big House over Christmas Break. The town is pretty empty and thus tourist friendly. Plus the Big House has managed to attract 80k+ for the winter hockey games, so clearly the locals don't mind the cold or at least don't mind freezing for a decent venue. The only really issue would be if we're playing in a NYD Bowl, which we will of course, then Hoke might want the Big House for practices during the week.
|6 days 10 hours ago||Yup, I got bilked out of the||
Yup, I got bilked out of the cost of a good burrito or a 12 back of cheap beer every year so some idiots could sit around and jerk off to Roberts Rules of Order.
|1 week 1 day ago||Depending on your star||
Depending on your star ranking it is either stadium steps or a swift boot off the team. This kid is low ranked so he gets to be the "object lesson" to the more skilled players.
|1 week 2 days ago||In a team sport though I||
In a team sport though I don't think it is semantics. A RB can be mediocre and set records because of the caliber of the line in front of him. A WR can excel because one or both of the safeties are busy worrying about Denard's legs. I'd agree that Gallon did have one of the best seasons in recent Michigan history, but there is still a large different between that and actually being the best player at that spot since Braylon.
|1 week 2 days ago||The issue I see with your||
The issue I see with your break down is when you're comparing Manningham, Arrington, Avant, etc to Gallon, the former options faced more competition for the ball. Those recievers competed with each other and Hart for touches, whereas Gallon competed with Denard and a group of WRs who were recruited for their prowess in run blocking while playing spread n' shred.
I do think Gallon deserves the #1 jersey as a reward for senior leadership and embracing the offensive transition, but I'm not buying the best WR since Braylon. To me Gallon is a more successful version of Roundtree, the offense and the depth chart created a lot his stats.
|1 week 3 days ago||I think part of it will||
I think part of it will depend on what our base defense is/best 11 on the field. If you have two excellent safeties not named Thomas and Thomas is excellent in run support/blitzing, the staff would consider nickel as a base formation. On the other hand if you have a can't miss third linebacker you want out there, then you start thinking about sticking with the 4-3 under and Thomas as a safety.
It's hard to project in that the evolution of the entire roster determines it, not just one or two players. Not to mention what the teams we play. For example in a run heavy league you start the more of the box safety types over having a pair of safeties who can run a Cover 2 and take away the deep ball.
|1 week 3 days ago||I'm just kind of sad that||
I'm just kind of sad that Nebraska is going away to the West. They would have been an excellent replacement and in conference for even extra hatred. As long as I'm getting games like VT though, I'm fine. To hell with Notre Dame (or half assed ACC ties work as well).
|1 week 5 days ago||I love the Spartys that have||
I love the Spartys that have signatures mocking our loss to Louisville. A game they didn't even make it to.
|1 week 6 days ago||In my eyes||
He looked decent at the spring game, but I don't really think that he showed enough to earn a lot of hype. I wouldn't panic if he was the started, but he gives me the vibe of ~80 yards per game average.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||They're not annoying because||
They're not annoying because the military would screen the whiners out of their program due to lacking the required drive to be a military officer. These kids are all the result of highly targetted recruitment. The closest thing you get to annoying is Ender's sometimes annoying sister who is back on Earth and a secondary character. Her whole plotline actually might have been scaled back for the movie since it isn't that key.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||You know you're from Michigan||
You know you're from Michigan when the sight of someone doing donuts in Detroit makes you think: "Shit, the parking lot will just be that much worse next year for NAIAS, because I know they don't have the money to fix it."
|2 weeks 1 day ago||What a poseur in the Focus||
What a poseur in the Focus ST. My boss did the same thing on the rooftop of Cobo years ago, only his adventure ended with slamming the prototype Corvette into a light pole. It was awesome because he lost driving privileges so after that I got to drive all the cool cars while he road shotgun.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Yup lots of edits to make a movie||
Plus considering Petra is naked or half naked so often, hello child porn charges.
I just hope that they didn't have to make too many changes to make it family friend. If they replaced "8 year olds murder each other in the shower" with a "suddenly feminine Petra" and "angsty tween love story", I'm hitting up AA Torch and Pitchfork after the showing.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||The books after Ender's Game||
The books after Ender's Game read better if you're an adult I think. In elementary school I only liked Ender's Game, but in college I enjoyed the entire series on a reread, although Ender's Game is hands done the best of the bunch.
For me the sad thing about Card is that the Shadows series felt like it rapidly turned into paint by the numbers SciFi designed to extract cash from the fanbase as quickly as possible. I highly suggest Card's Worthing Saga though, it gets a little weird at the end but overall it is a solid book.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||The big issue I see is the||
The big issue I see is the player sometimes benefits, the bigger schools always benefit. I'm not sold on paying players as the way to go, since handing out money left and right to college kids just seems to be begging for various disasters, but the overall compensation package of players at major schools should be increased.
Or just give athletes the rights to their own images, so they live and die by their own swords for lack of a better metaphor.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I hope that this book of his||
I hope that this book of his can end this. Either it will show surprising maturity and acceptance of his mistakes or it will be a self serving tome of bullshit and forever burn his bridges with the fanbase.
The sad reality is that 20 years from now a saga that began with people like Webber getting cash and ends with underage recruits going to strip clubs, SUV rollovers, the FBI kicking down doors, and prejury in front of Congress will still be excused away by some because hey it was some exciting basketball, they were just kids, and we played a good game against Duke.
All I can say to the younger generation is imagine how angry you would be if tomorrow the FBI picked up five guys on the football team for ties to a book maker, Hoke had to resign, we had to give up the Sugar Bowl, and our recruiting class went to shit/even midlevel recruits wouldn't return our calls. We'd all likely be screaming for heads.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||If Kovacs makes a roster, the||
If Kovacs makes a roster, the league mininum is ~400k.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I still fail to see how you||
I still fail to see how you foster any kind of meaningful discussion with just one data point where we might not even have been over 85 depending on what was known internally. There is no way to do it without speculation which just gets ugly (see also my speculation on FSU's medical staff being immoral which is of course pulled directly from my rectum). You need meaningful data which means multiple years of oversigning have to happen first.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Each school has a medical||
Each school has a medical team that determines if a player is capable of playing in their view. Our medical team has from day one been leaning in the direction that this is a career ender.
For all we know Hoke has strongly been pressuring Ringer to take the medical hardship and Michigan scholarship since the first report, however Ringer has shopped around and found a school that does not see the injury as career ending because:
Secondly my post assumes that injury recovery was the issue. It could very well have been that Hoke took Kaleb aside and said "Look you're expected to get X% of your mobility back. I'll honor the 4 years here, but at X% you're career scout team and any promises I made to you about playing time are void due to the injury." Kaleb wants to play, so he transferred. This could have all been decided back in December or even earlier and just announced due to the fact the Spring Term just ended.
When we're trucking people to Ferris by the busload or issuing an oddly high number of medical redshirts, but you can't be screaming redflag over one guy dropping a level of competitive football after an injury that was considered near career ending within weeks of its occurrence.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||In this case because Ringer||
In this case because Ringer was known as being unlikely to return even prior to this class being signed. There were rumors within weeks of Ringer's injury that this was career ending at the BCS level. Moving beyond that, Hagerup's scholarship had also been pulled and Poole is still in limbo with his injury last I heard.
Generally it is generally considered legitimate to be +2 going into the summer as natural attrition happens/fifth years may still be up in the air/etc. Going in to the summer right at 85 just means you'll be handing out scholarships to walkons in a few months. Everyone loses people in camp.
When you consistently trend above mark, that is when you considered guilty of oversigning. Peaking at no more than 87 right before heavy attrition peroids has never been considered problematic oversigning.
Another example of this would in 2011, tOSU looked to be at 87 scholarships on NSD. However they knew they two of their players were transferring (but had not publically said it as they were looking for landing spots) and a third might not be returning, so internally they knew the real number was 84 but everyone was freaking out because 87 > 85.
The fact this transfer drops on Monday, right after Michigan finalized the winter term suggests it was set up in advance and was preplanned. Ringer's likely been considering options for awhile and the coaches knew it.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Hopefully everyone is parting||
Hopefully everyone is parting ways on the best terms as possible. If injury recovery was the issue it must have sucked to have to tell Kaleb that while he was running around again, he wasn't recovered to the level of being a BCS starter and they'd have to give him a medical hardship.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||This covers it||
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Between the tackles without a||
Between the tackles without a doubt in college. It's a system you can create. Get some Mr. Plow guys on the offensive line and a back who hits the hole hard and boom you have 3 to 4 yards a carry. Whereas with the open field guy you have a whole litany of requirements. For an open field guy to really be successful he needs an offensive line that can get out in space and potentially zone block for him. When you have your players for a max of five years, recruiting and installing a between the tackles running game seems more feasible.
Of course it is a spectrum. The guy who can run for three yards and then fall forward is nice. The guy who can make the first man miss and get a few yards after first contact before the defense swarms the ball is better, the guy who has the elite speed and moves to avoid being swarmed is the best. That said I honestly don't get that excited about the small shifty guys, they're just change of pace backs/future posistion switches to slot in my mind.