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|1 hour 14 min ago||A Michigan cup replete with an Arby's logo||
How Brandonesque can you get?
|1 hour 18 min ago||"Pickin' and grinnin'"||
sounds like a description of a six-year old eating his snot behind his momma's back at church.
|2 hours 47 min ago||someone may be on board to drop the bombshell on them||
I have no doubt that a wide number of programs across the country, especially those in the south, have been engaging in blatantly illegal recruiting practices for decades. To believe otherwise requires Happy Valley levels of gullible denial.
However, the chances that anybody—connected to Michigan or not—is going to drop a meangingful bomb on Georgia or Ole Miss are extremely slim. Simply leveling accusations will have little practical lasting value. The NCAA has proven beyond the shadow of doubt that it’s fundamentally disinterested in pursuing financial and academic wrongdoing by major programs, and it’s clear to the entirety of the college athletic world that all a school has to do to escape damaging sanctions is to refuse to cooperate and not admit to any major infractions. Certainly you're never going to shame a southern program into playing by the rules; to them, if you ain't cheatin', you ain't tryin'.
The other problem in dropping an effective bomb is that doing so requires cooperation and evidence provided by those who’ve been offered and/or received impermissible inducements. There’s little or no benefit in doing so—these aren’t criminal justice proceedings where cooperation and testimony can result in reduced charges being filed—and the families of all recruits understand that testifying or giving evidence against a program would immediately subject them to unbelievable amounts of abuse in social media, up to and including death threats. Why would any recruit willingly put himself and his family in that situation, especially since they're not legally compelled to say squat to anybody?
The only exception would be if there were specifically criminal actions taking place on the part of the bagmen or recruits or university employees. What brought down Michigan’s basketball program wasn't merely the fact that Ed Martin was providing money to Michigan players—it was the fact that Martin was being investigated by the Feds for running an illegal gambling operation in Ford plants and laundering his proceeds by giving the money to young Detroit-area athletes. That criminal investigation gave the authorities the ability to subpeona Michigan players and compel their testimony, which is something the NCAA cannot do.
I've been reading assertions that the NCAA will be dropping the bomb on Ole Miss for quite a while now, but I'll believe it when it happens.
|4 hours 52 min ago||It's Puff Puff Pass...not Puff Puff Post||
Nothing surpasses recruiting when it comes to willfully exuberant delusions. Thinking Wilson may flip = thinking Harris will now flip.
|4 hours 59 min ago||"watch Georgia get burned at the stake though."||
What in hell are you babbling about? Are you saying that Wilson is a pyromaniac?
|19 hours 59 min ago||You can equate the global warming hysteria to Prohibition||
Since it's just hysteria you should invest in Florida coastal real estate. You can get good prices for it.
|22 hours 59 min ago||Bo's Bowl woes were, at least in part, due to||
the fact that, more often than not, USC had better talent than we did.
|1 day 42 min ago||Michigan and OSU should have had a rematch in the NC game.||
Yep, we were so deserving to be in the NC game that we proved it by getting our asses handed to us by USC in the Rose Bowl.
Regardless, the game with OSU should always be the last game.
|1 day 1 hour ago||But if you are wavering, stay the f@$k out.||
Yet you've admitted here at MGoBlog that you obtained a degree at another institution besides Michigan. Why did you waver in your devotion to the Michigan Difference?
|1 day 16 hours ago||I don't want anyone who has a tough time decideing||
So you don't want Rashan Gary then.
|2 days 48 min ago||that the academic angle is important to him||
Well that's the kiss of death for Michigan. Once you hear "academics are important to _____" you know a commitment to the University of Someplace Else is imminent.
|2 days 1 hour ago||Are you guys sure it isn't||
|2 days 3 hours ago||I like my coffee like I like my women||
Strong but not bitter.
|2 days 5 hours ago||It's a Buy 1, Get 1 Free deal||
from Fair Life milk. The delay is due to difficulty in getting the right milk moustache on Harbaugh for the publicity photos.
|2 days 6 hours ago||Fake?||
Are you seriously unaware of her long-standing preferences in apparel? Of her past modeling history?
|2 days 6 hours ago||H.L. Mencken was smug and condescending,||
and also a notorious bigot and racist. That didn't mean he didn't have some spot-on observations to make about American society a century ago, though.
|2 days 6 hours ago||But now we get to see nipples on display in the White House||
so it's all good, right?
|2 days 6 hours ago||This thread is getting nuked anyhow, so here goes||
“As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.” —H.L. Mencken, Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920
|2 days 6 hours ago||though much of his molding was done under Carr||
Molk's only year under Carr was his redshirt in 2007. Molk spent three years under Frey—starting every game in 2008 and 2010 and four in 2009—and then his senior season under Funk.
I'd say most of his molding was under Frey.
|2 days 6 hours ago||15-22 sucked, but if we're going to point fingers||
we'd first have to point at RR's defensive assistants, especially Greg Robinson. It's not like the rumor is Harbaugh bringing Tony Gibson onto the staff.
|2 days 6 hours ago||Sam's tease about breaking news felt related to whatever that is||
At first I thought it might be related to signing of the stars because he said the breaking news was "fun," which I inferred as meaning it wasn't recruiting related. I wouldn't think it would apply to additions to the coaching staff, but then out of nowhere they started talking about how Harbaugh doesn't have to choose a RB to coach the running backs.
Maybe it's a special deal on Scout membership.
|2 days 6 hours ago||it's Frey to get to know more about Wilsons offense.||
|2 days 6 hours ago||About 40 minutes ago Webb said "breaking news" was coming||
but a few minutes later said "red tape" was preventing his being able to announce it just yet.
However, both Ira and Sam just a couple minutes ago were talking about Harbaugh won't necessarily be restricted to hiring a former RB to coach the running backs, which lends credence to the twittering about Frey being hired.
I don't have any idea about whether Frey will be good or bad at coaching RBs, but he's a damn good OL coach. The intriguing thing is that hiring Frey would provide a ready OL coach on staff should Drevno leave.
|2 days 23 hours ago||Yes, it's very much a thing|
|3 days 25 sec ago||Anybody who's truly surprised that Newsome is unlikely to play||
has a serious case of irrational exuberance that has lasted far longer than four hours and should seek medical attention immediately.
|3 days 3 hours ago||What in the name of Billy Bob's goat is sneaky athleticism.||
It's a white guy who's faster than you expect.
|3 days 3 hours ago||Great article||
but it was written by Chase Goodbread.
Sounds like a name of a food porn actor.
|3 days 3 hours ago||According to the UM roster database||
In the long, glorious history of Michigan football, there has been exactly one other player named Oliver—Oliver Johnson, OLB, '77-'80, Detroit MI
|3 days 5 hours ago||"Please, please, please stop tweeting at recruits."||
You might as well beg people to stop doing meth and screwing their livestock. Totally futile, unfortunately.
|3 days 5 hours ago||"Went to order milk but they were out."||
A restaurant out of milk is like a bar out of beer. Somebody needs to be fired.