and... i like them? I think I like them.
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- Average salary of NFL head coach: $3.75 million
- Average salary of QB in NFL: $1.97 million
- Average salary of B1G head coach: $2.63 million
- Compensation of QB in B1G: free education and no loan debt
- Alabama HS players, 3* or more (Rivals), any year: 554, including 20 5-star players
- Michigan HS players, 3* or more (Rivals), any year: 347, including 6 5-star players
|1 week 1 day ago||Hoke or Brandon||
"Hoke's disregard for the fanbase hurts their ability to make it a non-crappy event, of course."
Am I missing something here? I assume that Brian meant "Brandon" here, not Hoke. Does Hoke disregard the fanbase?
|1 week 1 day ago||Yeah, of course||
I was just surprised that nobody had mentioned Jalen's comments about Kentucky.
I think it's pretty safe to assume that Jalen is always calculating what he says and does. He's a smart, savvy guy.
|1 week 1 day ago||Jalen disagrees with us||
|1 week 3 days ago||Mgovideo||
The whole thing is up there now.
|1 week 3 days ago||mgovideo||
That's the first place you should go for this kind of stuff. It's up there now, in HD.
|1 week 3 days ago||He played pretty well against ND||
...a game in which he was under fire every single down from ND's D-line. DG threw some very accurate balls in that game. When the guy has time, he is pretty damn accurate:
From Brian's UFR of that game:
|1 week 5 days ago||Ah, okay, that makes sense.||
I thought that he had endowed the cornerback's coach, much as the head coach is now an endowed position named after two people whose names I forget.
Anyway, if I were Dave Brandon I'd donate to name my own office so that the text read:
That would be great.
|1 week 6 days ago||Junketeering isn't so bad, actually||According to the OED it comes from 'junketeer', an American version of 'junketer': "one who takes part in a junket." Junketer goes back to 1825, junketeer to 1939.|
|2 weeks 30 min ago||These are all hackneyed jokes||
See, e.g.,: https://chemistry.osu.edu/~rzellmer/michigan.htm
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Also, what?||
Hold me, Space Coyote.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I hope so||
What bugs me is this: "Funk says Cole has great chance to play." If he's talking about actual games, that's terrifying. Why no Ben Braden or Chris Fox? Both are listed at 6'6".
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I'm in, TrppWlbrnID||
I'll cap it too, but I'll try to match whatever you get.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||We live in a strange world||
in which Blaine Gabbert is worth a 6th round pick and DeSean Jackson is straight-up cut after being shopped around the league.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Sure it is||
I acknowledge the talent difference, but my argument was that it is irrelevant. It's irrelevant because we're talking about compensation in the form of money and other benefits, and the relative difference in quality between the players is irrelevant to how much they should be compensated, because one's compensation is (normally) based on one's value to the operation that is making money.
Look, I'm a professor at a Research 1 university, but I'm not a superstar. I'm Tyler Bray, let's say (although I'd like to think that I'm better than he is at his job). My University doesn't say to me, "Well, you're a terrible researcher compared to the guys at Harvard, so we're going to pay you peanuts." Instead they pay me a fair wage, because I contribute to the life of the University with my research (negligible as it may be) and my teaching, and service to the Univesrity and my discipline. And a high school teacher, who's Nick Sheridan in this analogy, also makes a (less good) but still reasonable (maybe, depending on where this person lives) wage, because of the value that s/he provides. The argument isn't, "Well, you're an idiot compared to a University professor and you couldn't compete in that arena, so we'll pay you 5 dollars an hour."
|2 weeks 5 days ago||?||
I suppose you consider Joe Webb, Tyler Bray, and Tavaris Jackson to be the crème de la crème of college football QBs?
But all of that is irrelevant. It has nothing to do with competitiveness. It has to do with MONEY. In case you haven't noticed, people don't make what they deserve based on some abstract notion of how competitive their job is. Rather, they make what the market will bear. Last year Michigan's football team's revenue was $104 million. Detroit's (i.e., the Lions) in 2012 was $248 million.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I hate this argument||
that "the players should be happy because they get a good deal." Sure. It's fine. But that's irrelevant. Think about this:
Does that seem reasonable to you? Because it doesn't to me.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||March is a slow month for recruiting||
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Shoot the messenger?||
It seemed like the kind of thing that we'd want to discuss.
|5 weeks 3 hours ago||Added them||
in the original post above
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|5 weeks 6 days ago||His stuff is pretty consistently excellent||
Texas grad, lives in AA.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Alabama has LOTS of HS talent||
Just do a quick search of any recruiting database.
Plus Alabama over-signs and has an evil genius as its head coach.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||And against De'Anthony Thomas:||
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Here he is vs. Manziel||
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Happiness|
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah, sorry about that||
Today it was made official. I hadn't seen the Bruce Feldman report of the changes to West Virginia's defensive staff. My bad.
|8 weeks 22 hours ago||I checked and you're right||
Bill confirmed in an email that he includes QB runs now but he's worked out a good way to separate them out. Gardner's conversion rate at 47% was almost double that of the RBs - Fitz was 29% and Green's was 25%. Ugh.
|8 weeks 23 hours ago||QB runs are not included in these advanced stats||
|8 weeks 1 day ago||I know this is a joke, but:||
|8 weeks 1 day ago||I've always wanted to have the money||
to endow something at Michigan that isn't named after me -- like an academic chair named after one of my professors at Michigan that really shaped my career.