- Member for
- 5 years 15 weeks
- View recent blog entries
- 2 NFL-caliber running backs (Ray Rice and Brian Leonard)
- 2 NFL-caliber DBs (the McCourty brothers)
- 1 NFL-caliber OL (Zuttah)
- 1 NFL-caliber WR (Britt, who was a FR but had 440 yards receiving)
|2 days 1 hour ago||Click on the three dots to the right of "favorite"||
...and select "Embed Tweet." Copy the code -- then select "Switch to plain text editor" on MGoBlog and paste the code into the body of the comment.
|3 days 3 hours ago||Yeah, I think your position is reasonable||
I just worry that the upside isn't very high. I mean, one top-25 finish in 11 years at Rutgers is impressive for Rutgers, but it's not that impressive. We hired a better coach from the Big East and that didn't work out so well. But who knows.
|3 days 3 hours ago||Pumping the brakes a little bit||
Schiano coached in the Big East, which was pretty crap at the time.
The only season where his results were good (i.e., a top-25 AP finish; they were 11-2 and finished #12) was in 2006, when he had:
That team was stacked. Sure, you could say that he will recruit well at Michigan, but would that 2006 Rutgers team have come close to winning the Big Ten? They beat one ranked team (Louisville, at home), lost to Rich Rod's West Virginia (away). Those were the only ranked teams they played. They beat UNC, Illinois, Ohio, Howard, USF, Navy, Pitt, UConn, Syracuse, and beat Kansas State (coached by Ron Prince) in the Texas Bowl. YUCK.
I see no evidence that makes me believe that Schiano would succeed here at Michigan, based purely on the on-the-field product.
|3 days 23 hours ago||Double post||
|3 days 23 hours ago||Not this time||
|4 days 18 min ago||He didn't even use his whole hand!||
|4 days 1 hour ago||Here's the Vine||
EDIT: Les lost 3 games last year with NFL talent all over his offense. Mettenberger at QB, Alfred Blue and Jeremy Hill at RB, and Beckham Jr. at WR. They were #5 in offensive FEI, but man were they stacked.
|4 days 3 hours ago||This is exactly what I had in mind||
I also worry that if UVA (or some other school) bans frats then some people will pat themselves on the back and feel that the problem has been solved when in fact it changes very little.
|4 days 5 hours ago||I actually think it's a mistake to single out frats||
In this particular case (UVA), it may well be that the fraternities are especially bad. Certainly it seems clear that a thorough investigation is required. But it is silly to think that getting rid of frats will solve this problem. While frats might not be necessary "in civilized society" (I'm not sure that we qualify, to be honest), what's needed is broader reform and oversight, and not just of frats.
I say this as someone who isn't a member of a frat, most of my friends at M weren't in frats, and I'm not a big fan of them in general. But banning frats is unlikely to be a good solution to the problem universally (although I'm willing to concede that it might be a good idea in the case of UVA).
|4 days 7 hours ago||I'm just more concerned about the victims||
of violent assault.
Are the fraternities really being punished? Maybe, but it doesn't seem like that big of a deal to me.
Sure, people have the right to associate. They don't have the legal right to associate with the University, though, do they?
|4 days 8 hours ago||No, not really||
But a dumb argument is a dumb argument.
|4 days 8 hours ago||Agreed. It's hard to know what the right move is||
But I worry that it will be merely for show.
Some faculty members at UVA are certainly getting their torches and pitforks at the ready: http://www.cavalierdaily.com/blog/on-sexual-assault-letters-from-the-community/2014/11/abolish-the-greek-system
|4 days 9 hours ago||Due process doesn't apply here||
"[N]or shall any person . . . be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law . . . "
Nobody is being deprived of life, liberty, or property. They're not even being charged with crimes. They don't have some kind of natural right to be affiliated with the University.
|4 days 22 hours ago||So what is that Sam has in the past maintained||
that Brady could save his job for another year, and this terrified people, because Sam is well-connected. There was a lot of discussion about this in one of the podcasts (I forget which) in which Brian and Ace decided that some people with connections weren't necessarily talking from knowledge but rather from a general feeling for how Michigan would probably proceed.
If Sam is saying that he can't save his job, then we can breathe a little bit easier.
EDIT: It's basically important as an a fortiori argument: if even Sam thinks Hoke can't save his job...
|5 days 2 hours ago||We ran the ball decently well at least||
45 rushes, 292 yards = 6.5 yds per rush
(even minus Kerridge, 240 yds / 44 = 5.45, which is better than our season average pre-UMD of 4.51)
So there was that.
|5 days 6 hours ago||Liveblog link|
|1 week 2 days ago||I think embedded tweets||
only look pretty in the comments, not in the OP area. That's been my experience, anyway.
EDIT: OK that was obviously wrong. Now the OP's embedded tweets look like mine. I do think there is a difference between what the OP can do and what commenters can, like the way that videos need to be embedded using the old code in the OP area vs. the new code which works in the comments.
|1 week 3 days ago||Right.||
My point was that blaming the victim is the worst thing you can do with words in this kind of situation, whereas pointless moralizing is, as you point out, just bad.
|1 week 3 days ago||Agreed but not all moralizing is pointless||
Brian wrote, "I don't see a whole lot of difference between people with the gall to blame the victim and those loudly proclaiming Clark a miserable waste of atoms."
This is where he and I part ways. I agree that the latter is pointless and unhelpful. But I think that victim-blaming is a real problem insofar as it creates a mentality that prevents intervention on the part of bystanders and places a stigma on victims. It's not for nothing that people who concern themselves with abuse focus on eliminating victim-blaming.
|1 week 3 days ago||December 19, 2016||
Mark it on your calendars. It's the day that Tressel's show-clause expires. He'll be 55 years old.
|1 week 3 days ago||I don't know myself||
but a little bit of Googling turned up the following program (or as they say, programme) in the UK: http://apt.rcpsych.org/content/7/1/65.full
And in the US: http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/svaw/domestic/explore/9prevention.htm and http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1525343/
It looks like these programs aren't super effective but they do have some positive results.
I'm sure there are many people on the board who are far more qualified than I am to comment on these programs...
|1 week 3 days ago||Yep||
And worth adding:
|2 weeks 2 days ago||That problem doesn't exist||
Not yet, at least. The AD needs to work with the rest of the University is basically what he said, and work with people who are in charge of things that they're in charge of (i.e., academics who are in charge of academic integrity). That seems unobjectionable to me. The Athletic Department can't be in charge of academic affairs, that much is clear.
Schlissel's a smart dude. Even if he thinks that college athletics are out of control (and I would agree with him), he knows that one man can't overhaul the entire system. He has to play the cards that he is dealt.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Your response seems extremely unbalanced||
The main job of the University has to be the main job of the University: research and teaching for the public good. That's what Schlissel's consistently said, and he's absolutely right.
He's also admitted that he's not a sports guy. He's being honest. That's good. He's also said that he's been to football games and that he now understands the value of athletics to the university. I take him at his word.
There is zero downside to a University president saying that academics are important. The alternative is pretty much Gordon Gee and none of us wants that.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I meant Chip, of course||
Miles has finished in the top 10 about half of his seasons at LSU (5 out of 9; the way things are going this year it'll probably be 5 out of 10), with two SEC championships and one NC. Yeah, that's pretty good.
And yes, Urban's in that convo as well.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||This seems wildly unrealistic||
Michigan has been in the black despite paying millions on resources and fielding a team that hasn't competed for Big 10 championships. If we get back to the performance of someone like Lloyd, who in 13 years of coaching had 5 Big Ten championships, 5 top-ten finishes (in the polls) and 1 NC, we'll be more than fine.
I personally see no way for Michigan to compete for an NC year in, year out, even with Harbaugh, unless we stretch the rules to their breaking point. I mean, who has been able to do that (compete for NCs annually) in college football recently? Saban and Kelly are the only people I can think of.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Probably not, I'd guess||
But I would be happy with competing for Big Ten championships annually, with the occasional (once every ten years) run at the four-team playoff (assuming that it sticks around).
Michigan wouldn't be Alabama in that scenario, but we'd be competitive.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Personally I think the defense is closer||
to where the advanced stats have them: #35 in defensive FEI. Our schedule has been too weak, the pace too slow.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Actually it was Greek that Caesar spoke||
Both ancient historians that record Caesar's last words (Dio, Suetonius) have him speak Greek: καὶ σὺ, τέκνον; ("You too, my child?"). Other historians say that Caesar died without saying anything. The phrase et tu, Brute? was made famous by Shakespeare but apparently was already a well-known phrase in Shakespearian England.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Magnus, with all due respect (no, really)||
How much progress would be necessary on the offensive side of the ball for Michigan to have a chance to beat a good team? I mean, progress is great and all, but if we measure progress by a performance that netted 10 points against a crap Northwestern team when Michigan had great field position all day (the average drive for Michigan started on the Michigan 42), then it's too late, right?