|17 weeks 5 days ago||If nothing else, it's changed||
If nothing else, it's changed due to reorgs. Terry Myerson owns all of Windows and Devices, so there's at least some synergy there (devices will feature WIndows features and vice versa). Satya has also been good with supporting iOS and Android, which Balmer was slow to do.
My area (Super Magic Holo Goggles) seems to have pretty good cross discipline "culture".
Stack Ranking is gone... though in reality, it'll always exist in some form. Now we have 20 ranks instead of 5.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||As a MSFT employee, I can say||
As a MSFT employee, I can say for certain that #4 is total crap. 60 hour weeks are the norm for me and many on my team.
It's a huge company. Stop with the sterotypes.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||Dell XPS13||
|22 weeks 6 days ago||Lost In Senseless Parentheses||
Lost In Senseless Parentheses
|36 weeks 4 days ago||Can't be easily done,||
Can't be easily done, unfortunately.
|49 weeks 3 days ago||I think I fixed it. Email me||
I think I fixed it. Email me if you still see the issue.
I don't really control which ads get displayed, but I think I've shut off the offending provider.
And please remember, ads make the blog money...
|1 year 7 weeks ago||I think most OSU fans like Ed||
I think most OSU fans like Ed Warriner more than Herman. He's also more ready to become a head coach. Ed's down side is that he's not a great recruiter. He can, however, take a bunch of random big kids and make them a decent offensive line in a matter of weeks.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Braxton Miller||
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Easier just to email me, but||
Easier just to email me, but it appears that the post won't go through if you're not logged in. Go back and log in and the reply should go through fine. I'll fix it so you get a notification when you're not logged in (which I thought was there at some point)
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Testing||
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Same application, same essay,||
Same application, same essay, just $70 more to apply to another school. I wouldn't be surprised to see a UC-SB level student apply to UCLA for another $70 due to the ease of applying whereas they might not have if the application was seperate.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||I think the non Berkeley||
I think the non Berkeley California schools get a bit of a bump from the common application. Heck, Cal probably does too. The acceptance rates are artificially lowered due to the ease of applying.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||I would assume Illinois is||
I would assume Illinois is considered a better engineering school by most people. It's been top 5 in EE and CE for as long as I can remember.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||I'm stuck at my daughters||
I'm stuck at my daughters birthday party in Woodinville.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Not you. Stupid ios7 and all||
Not you. Stupid ios7 and all the hipster thin helvetica. I'm redoing the titles, and I'm getting older, so I'll see what I can do.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Hi Six Zero! I'll let you||
Hi Six Zero! I'll let you know when Apple lets us know.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Thanks. Finally freeing up||
Thanks. Finally freeing up from an insane year at work. Planning on modernizing the look over the next few weeks. Hoping to submit something every couple of weeks. I assume I'll need to do something for the new iPhones as well. Thanks for your patience.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Ok||
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Test||
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I know I know... I've had the||
I know I know... I've had the fix for months, just needed to polish the ipad version. Bad me.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I guess this is the kick in||
I guess this is the kick in the butt I needed.
Time to submit some updates.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||His reply had nothing to do||
His reply had nothing to do with Microsoft.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||The title is a little||
The title is a little confusing. It doesn't sound like this is the full OSU Alumni association, just some band sub-group as far as I can tell.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Turkish subtitles are||
Turkish subtitles are un-American.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||This is true. I've been on||
This is true. I've been on both sides of this and both companies have come to the same conclusion. The cost of offering backwards compatibility is not worth the gain. Not only is it not worth the gain, it also offers diminishing returns over time as fewer people use it.
From a technical standpoint, this generation didn't provide enough of a performance boost to be able to easily emulate something like Cell (1 3.2 GHZ PPC core and 3.2 GHz 7 "SPU"s) with the new x86 architecture.
The good news is, I suspect all future generations will be backwards compatible, assuming they all stay on the x86 architecture.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Agree on the crappy roll out.||
Agree on the crappy roll out. Fortunately, those people have been forced out (Don Mattrick). There were actually some good ideas there, just not well executed. I personally would prefer to have some of those back (discless DRM, game sharing, etc.).
|1 year 25 weeks ago||That did sound harsher than I||
That did sound harsher than I intended... pirate away.
Back to your original question... I have 2 XBones, 2 360s and a PS3.
To tell you the truth, the 360 is still the most often used console in the family.
I do think the "One" has the highest upside, given the delta between what the 360 used to be and what it is now. The upside is based more on non core gaming functions (integration with the MSFT ecosystem, entertainment/TV integration, etc.).
I do think the PS4 is a slick looking machine. MSFT was a little too cautious this time around with cooling post RROD. I've never been a big fan of Sony's software capabilities (outside of their gaming studios), but I do tend to lean Japanese in my gaming taste.
If I were you, I'd wait for the 2nd revisions of both machines and enjoy the newest PS3 or 360.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||It does suck to have to||
It does suck to have to exchange money for goods and services. Death to companies.
Sony also sells movies and music you can get for free. Death to them too.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Out of curiosity, why the||
Out of curiosity, why the immense hate for MSFT? Gamers tend to forgive Sony for a lot of sins, but hold decades old grudges against MSFT.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||You don't live in Seattle.||
You don't live in Seattle. Which is odd, because you are HipsterCat.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||J.T. Barrett will be a||
J.T. Barrett will be a redshirt freshman. He was recovering from an injury last year.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Similar story here. Just a||
Similar story here. Just a terribly managed company trying desperately to grow profits on declining revenue by short sided cost cutting. I'm glad I got out when I did. It's great to work for a company that actually gives a shit about their employees.
The Power development group is hemorrhaging talent and I assume they won't be in hardware development for much longer.
A great American government driven to the ground by two shitty CEOs. A shame.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Boo Big Blue||
This is OK, as long as none of these students gets tricked into working for that sinking ship of a company.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||OSU insiders have assumed||
OSU insiders have assumed that LJ Scott would go to MSU, which would send Weber to Michigan and Harris to OSU. Weber may or may not be a backup for OSU, but I think they're focused more on Harris and Scott.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Get off his dick||
Get off his dick
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Funny, there are OSU fans who||
Funny, there are OSU fans who think Thad's recruiting took a two year break before the 2014 class.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Bah... Y no Seattle? Half||
Bah... Y no Seattle? Half the US games should be in Seattle.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||merhaba||
When I was 6, my sister was born in Istanbul. It sucked. I wanted a brother. I still remember pouting in a hospital waiting room when a friend of the family, a huge Galatasaray fan, gave me a Fenerbahce jersey. Still remember it 34 years later. It must have been agony for him to go into a Fenerium store to buy that for me.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Sorry for the delay. I have a||
Sorry for the delay. I have a fix, just need to package everything up and submit to Apple. Unfortunately, life keeps getting in the way. Soon.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Why? Northwestern is a small||
Why? Northwestern is a small private school that few outside the US know about. Illinois is a world class engineering school.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||I'm a member and that's not||
I'm a member and that's not what the moderator said. He said all sources indicate he's fine and will be at practice tomorrow. I assume if he's at practice, he's not gravely ill as the original post indicated.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||I work at Microsoft and there||
I work at Microsoft and there are three MSU grads on my floor and none from Michigan. Anecdotal evidence is anecdotal.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Speaking as an OSU||
Speaking as an OSU recruit-nut, this is definitely the accepted story among OSU recruiting insiders. Not knowing for sure, but I wouldn't be surprised if Penn State's graduation rates among African-American football players, at some point in the past 10 years, was higher than OSU and Michigan's.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||You're right. He's an idiot.||
You're right. He's an idiot. Unless he chose Michigan, in which case, he would be a classy young man.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||or maybe they're 17 years||
or maybe they're 17 years old, making a huge announcement in front of thousands at the stadium and many more on national TV and get a little nervous.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||and yet he said he's still||
and yet he said he's still going to annouce. I think these two have taken the recruiting game to a new level.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Because the big ten has a||
Because the big ten has a reputation for suspending OSU players for a bowl game.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||Considering Withers took a||
Considering Withers took a HUGE paycut for this job, I suspect he was "encouraged" to do so by Meyer. It'll be interesting if his replacement is a position coach, a "co" DC, or a full fledged DC with Luke becoming "co".
|1 year 50 weeks ago||It'll get an update, but I||
It'll get an update, but I wasn't going to do anything special for ios7 except maybe changing it to look more pastel-y and flat.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||In the iphone version, you||
In the iphone version, you can touch the tittle of a thread and it'll take you to the web page, if you really want to vote.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||I've looked into trying to||
I've looked into trying to implement voting a few times, but I've never been able to figure out how to make it work.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Being grouped with Germany||
Being grouped with Germany was way too predictable. Too obvious of a story line to pass up.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||the sharing features seemed||
the sharing features seemed pretty cool. Not sure about some of the details though. It seems like it could have been done without a persistent internet connection. Just tie the license to the box and register the game once.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||ahh... one of those people.||
ahh... one of those people. Now I have to put in a stupid disc everytime I want to play. Thanks.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||In that case, I'm much more||
In that case, I'm much more of an insider :-)
|1 year 51 weeks ago||I'd offer to meet you at the||
I'd offer to meet you at the Commons for lunch, but I think you work at the other company on the street.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Thought maybe. For all I||
For all I know, you probably work down 150th Ave from me.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||He also lives in Seattle...||
He also lives in Seattle... home of Nintendo of America and MSFT... hmmmm
|1 year 51 weeks ago||That's a good summary. I||
That's a good summary.
I would add that if you're already in the MSFT ecosystem (XBox Music, SkyDrive, Skype), then the "One" will complement it well.
I really have been impressed with the TV/HDMI features. Playing golf while watchin basketball on the side has been fun. You can also snap things like the NFL app while watching games, etc. I think it has a lot of potential.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Buy American!||
Been using the xbox one for some time now. I really like the passthrough HDMI features and I suspect the multiplatform games will look the same regardless of console.
Backwards compatibility won't come back unless it comes back in the form of "cloud streaming". Even then, it probably won't work well unless your internet connetction is super fast.
|2 years 6 hours ago||Shouldn't you be in Bolivia||
Shouldn't you be in Bolivia for badgering Ace?
|2 years 1 day ago||If Fickell is gone, the||
If Fickell is gone, the defense will be good. Otherwise, it won't.
|2 years 1 week ago||wasn't this a 15 yard penalty||
wasn't this a 15 yard penalty on one of the teams (USC I think)?
|2 years 2 weeks ago||Last time I checked, most OSU||
Last time I checked, most OSU insiders considered this a ND/OSU battle with Iowa being the dark horse.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||what the hell||
Of the 10,000,000 or so words written about Al Borges on this blog in the last month or so, this is by far the most shocking.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||You, sir, are a gentleman and||
You, sir, are a gentleman and a scholar. Thanks for the clarification.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||NFL rules state you have to||
NFL rules state you have to have 7 on the line
Can't find the NCAA rule book, but Matt Hinton discusses the college 7 man rule here: http://www.sundaymorningqb.com/2008/2/14/22223/3405
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Isn't this an illegal||
Isn't this an illegal formation anyway? Just 6 men on the line of scrimmage. A 5 yard penalty would have been better than a loss of 3 yards and a loss of down.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||Sorry about that. Something||
Sorry about that. Something changed a few months ago and now a lot of the videos don't work. It's been incredibly busy at work, so I haven't had a chance to look into it. I'll try to carve out some time this week. It should be an easy fix once I figure it out.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||John Flansburgh - nerd hero.||
John Flansburgh - nerd hero.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||In fairness to 11W, Bill||
In fairness to 11W, Bill Kurelic, Duane Long and Bill Greene all have EGW as their #1 prospect.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||My wife and I looked this up||
My wife and I looked this up the other day and I thought it was amusing...
Ferb is voiced by Thomas Sangster (of GoT and Love Actually, among other things). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Sangster
Baljeet is played by Maulik Pancholy, who was Jonathan on 30 Rock.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Would people have objected if||
Would people have objected if Hagerup got kicked off the team? Exact same situation, except this one resulted in the team hotel fire alarm going off at 5 in the morning.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||Last I checked, they had 15||
Last I checked, they had 15 or 16 open slots. Assuming Shazier and Roby go pro, getting 3 or 4 more through attrition doesn't seem unusual.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||What the hell!||
There's a guy with a first name of "Dimonic" with a poorly spelled Scottish surname and you rank him #6? smh
Where would you rank Scrooge McDuck or <no first name> McLovin?
|2 years 17 weeks ago||Buckeye fan. Grew up in||
Buckeye fan. Grew up in Columbus. Went to my first game in 1981(?), a 70-6 Ohio State win over Northwestern. Went to every home game for the next 10+ years, except for a game against Stanford because my dad thought it was going to rain (John Elway led a come from behind victory).
Spent a couple summers at a debate camp at Michigan... parent spent a year working at the university as well. What else would you like to know?
|2 years 17 weeks ago||Over/under on the number of||
Over/under on the number of "she was paid off and/or threatened" posts?
|2 years 18 weeks ago||I have a Surface RT as well.||
I have a Surface RT as well. I'd recommend it over any Android tablet and it's cheaper than an iPad.
It has some quirks and the app selection isn't great, but it's got a full browser, a version of office, skydrive access and solid hardware.
Disclaimer: I may or may not work for the company that makes the Surface
Counter disclaimer: I do have a vested interest in people using the iPad MGoblog app.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||We can assume Hyde put his||
We can assume Hyde put his arm back towards the woman, and made contact with her face. Whether this was accidental contact or a deliberate slap is open to interpretation.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||He's probably a high school||
He's probably a high school student. Every year to him is 2 years.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||I miss Front Office Football:||
I miss Front Office Football: The College Years.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||By all indications, OSU had||
By all indications, OSU had 84 penalties last year, or 7.0 per game. Did you add in some Oklahoma State penalties in there as well?
Also, Michigan had 62 penalties or 4.77 per game.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||I've noticed it too. I'll||
I've noticed it too. I'll push out a fix as soon as I can.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Turns out Meyer didn't do||
Turns out Meyer didn't do this at all (OSU compliance made mention of it to the Big Ten office).
|2 years 21 weeks ago||At least we get the Meyer||
At least we get the Meyer post of the day out of the way early today.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||I think OSU and UM had||
I think OSU and UM had similar boards for OLB/WDE types. If Sam Hubbard had gone to UM, I could see OSU offering Furbush. They also have Booker playing a similar position.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||He posted this at 10:18 AM...||
He posted this at 10:18 AM... not exactly the crack of dawn.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||A little deceiving... he was||
A little deceiving... he was in the area for a ND visit. He happened to stop by on the drive home because I-70 happens to go through Columbus. I don't think he even mentioned he was going to be in Columbus until a day or two before hand.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||There are offers and there||
There are offers and there are "offers". An "offer" being come to camp and we'll talk. That's just how it's done, especially with recruits that aren't close to your school or ones you've never seen camp before.
They could have waited to offer Collier. It's not like he was going to commit any where before Harris. Like I said above, they either liked him more, or they are willing to take both (doubtful).
|2 years 23 weeks ago||OSU didn't offer Kizer and||
OSU didn't offer Kizer and Darlington didn't want to camp. They offered Collier while Harris was still available, so it seems natural to assume they either liked Collier better or they'll take two QBs.
Either way, getting an Elite 11 finalist as your plan C or D isn't a bad way to go.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Just to add to this, if you||
Just to add to this, if you added the Pac 12 territory, I suspect the growth numbers would look better than the south. Every state in the Pac 12 grew by 10% or more from 2000 to 2010, even California, which has almost 40 million people.
That being said, the culture just isn't there to compete with the south, where it's all football, all the time.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Fans should have absolutely||
Fans should have absolutely no problem with kids that get offered at camps. I know sometimes it drives the star gazers crazy, but these are the kids that the coaches have had a chance to work with personally over the course of a couple days. That seems to me to be a lot more reliable than just watching someone's tape from 8 months ago.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||On my list for the summer.||
On my list for the summer. How was it?
|2 years 23 weeks ago||I can't believe it took this||
I can't believe it took this long for someone to blame Urban Meyer for this.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Comparing Sony and MSFT's||
Comparing Sony and MSFT's other business is laughable. Sony is a $20 billion company, MSFT is literally 14 times that. This is definitely critical to Sony, but it's a very small slice of the MSFT revenue and profit pie.
Comparing Apple TV to a console is also misguided. Apple TV is less powerful than most smart phones. It couldn't even run 360/PS3 level games.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||There's nothing keeping 3rd||
There's nothing keeping 3rd party developers from adding DRM. Don't think for a second they didn't push for this stuff (don't believe their denials for a second).
I didn't quite understand the hubbub. I know DRM is a bad word on the internet, but we have it every where. Phone apps, tablet apps, books, music. Video games will move to mostly digital over time. MSFT should have let that happen naturally and been prepared for it (as they seem to be) when it does. No need to pick fights you don't have to pick.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||So instead you'll give your||
So instead you'll give your money to the company that tried to sneak in DRM software on a music CD, took away features with software updates on the PS3 and then was bright enough to put my credit card info and password in an unencrypted clear text file and if that wasn't enough, was stupid enough to have that file hacked.
All that stupidity and all I got out of it was one free game.
Yea... let's go with those guys.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Frank Clark disagrees||
Frank Clark disagrees
|2 years 23 weeks ago||I'm a big fan of LinkedIn. I||
I'm a big fan of LinkedIn. I seem to get job inquiries almost every week and it's also how my current employer found me. Put your resume and skills on there, grow your network, and see what happens. It'll try to post some openings that it thinks are good matches. You can then target the ones that look interesting.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||I don't think Sony was being||
I don't think Sony was being totally truthful here. Some more details:
Basically, 3rd party publishers can implement some sort of DRM that would disable games, or at least online access.
I wouldn't be surprised if the policies of the 2 consoles converged to the same thing. There's no way a compnay is going to do something different on 2 consoles unless they charge a lot more for the DRM free version.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Also, Cell was a pain to||
Also, Cell was a pain to develop for (properly). That shouldn't be the case this time around.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||I find the situation very||
I find the situation very odd. It's the publishers that are pushing for this, and will control it for the Xbox. Those same publishers also develop PS4 games. Are they just going to charge extra for the PS4 games without DRM? Did they change their minds and not tell MSFT? Did Sony lie to them?
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Emulating the Cell processor||
Emulating the Cell processor would be very difficult/annoying/expensive to do. PS2 is feasible, but people will pay to buy the IP again, so it's not worth the headache.
Internal to these companies, people realize that backward compatibility a lot of work with diminishing payoffs over the life of a console.
Gamers will bitch about it, but it isn't a good investment.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||You should be able to post||
You should be able to post threads from the apps, assuming you have over 100 points.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Totally agree. I have no||
Totally agree. I have no problem telling a 17 year old he's being a douche. I tell my kids when they're being douches. How the hell are they supposed to learn to stop being douches unless somebody tells them they're being douches?
|2 years 26 weeks ago||Fickell has been the||
Fickell has been the linebacker coach since 2004 (with the exception of 2011).
So he's coached AJ Hawk, James Laurinaitis along with a few other NFL players (Rolle, Carpenter)
|2 years 26 weeks ago||That's certainly not an||
That's certainly not an accusation anyone who knows what they're talking about would make. It would mean Urban Meyer never goes after a prospect before the recruiting services make their ratings and would never go after a 3 star recruit. Neither one is the case. OSU has offers out to, and commits from plenty of 3 star types.
Also, even though the HC might have the final say, I would think the position coaches have a lot more to do with who gets an offer and who doesn't.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||That was in 1946... I don't||
That was in 1946... I don't think it was the same guys.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||You've probably seen this,||
You've probably seen this, but I thought this was interesting:
It's all about how MSU fought valiantly against the evil forces of the University of Michigan to gain entry into the Big Ten.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||You don't think if MSU wasn't||
You don't think if MSU wasn't already in the Big Ten, that Michigan wouldn't go out of it's way to block them from joining?
|2 years 26 weeks ago||That's good stuff. There's a||
That's good stuff. There's a gold mine of information in there. It's one of those "he says what we're all thinking!" moments.
I'm sure people will feign outrage, but this is the most insight we've gotten into the Big Ten expansion process, and the Bielema comments are just a bonus.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||I do have some interesting||
I do have some interesting stats that I've been meaning to make a diary out of one day. In it, you'll find out about the super active Albanian MGoBloggers!
|2 years 26 weeks ago||The banner ads you see at the||
The banner ads you see at the bottom or top of a lot of apps are primarily per click, though per impression ads do exist (they're not as common). The full screen ads are per impression, though obviously more annoying.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||I thought that was pretty||
I thought that was pretty funny.
Fun fact: 5% of app users use the app more than 20 times a day.
Those users probably account for a large percentage of the app's income. If they chose to pay a one time charge, that's potentially a huge amount of recurring income that would be lost. Hell, someone like M-Wolverine probably accounts for a $1/day of income. I would have to charge him about $1000 to remove the ads (these numbers are completely made up).
Another fun fact: In the last year, the app has been opened only 28 times in Bolivia.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||No. Casual users wouldn't||
No. Casual users wouldn't pay it. Power users couldn't afford it.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||I'm happy to hear that.||
I'm happy to hear that.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||In my experience, it's the||
In my experience, it's the best airport in Europe to transfer through, though that's not hard to do. Heathrow is awful, Paris is worse. Frankfort isn't bad. Still not sure you'll make it... but you have a better chance there.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||I've had the same thoughts||
I've had the same thoughts with respect to whether or not to add push notifications to the iphone app. I have no problem with people checking the app every other minute.
It's not too difficult to do, but it does require some server side resources (which I do have). It would also require some work to scan for new posts and filter out which ones are notification worthy.
I think it's lower on my list then figuring out a way to show points. I also just submitted an update with some minor things that have been bugging me:
- Added comment counts to front, board and diary lists
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Totally true. But in||
Totally true. But in fairness to OSU fans, they don't consider themselves to be above such things.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||So what is it about Urban||
So what is it about Urban Meyer that makes mgoblog turn into RCMB?
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Is there any concern that a||
Is there any concern that a walk-on is beating actual scholarship players on the line?
|2 years 28 weeks ago||I'm confused why you asked||
I'm confused why you asked the question you asked. Chances are, OSU will get every Ohio prospect they go after this year with the exception of Ferns and dominate the Ohio top 10.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||It's a lot easier to get kids||
It's a lot easier to get kids close to you to commit earlier. They can more easily come in for visits, whereas recruits further away often wait for official visits or summer break.
The OSU coaching staff has also had more time to watch Ohio recruits. Last year, they seemed to have problems pulling the trigger on offering due to not enough information.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||This seems like a||
This seems like a manufactured controversy. What team tries to fill in holes in a non balanced schedule by playing those teams in the non conference schedule?
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Booker will choose between ND||
Booker will choose between ND and OSU. Seems like a good kid. He's likely an OSU lean, but his father wanted him to make sure. He's been to OSU and ND multiple times.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||Same here. My current||
Same here. My current employer found me through LinkedIn and I regularly get emails from tech company recruiters through LinkedIn. I highly recommend it.
That being said, for a college student, I would think your best bet is to just get interviews through your career center.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||Weber has mentioned it a few||
Weber has mentioned it a few times to 247. He seems to have a very good relationship with Kerry Coombs (OSU assistant).
|2 years 31 weeks ago||Posted from a Surface RT||
Long story short: it's alright.
I've always had some trouble figuring out where a tablet fits within my gadget hierarchy. When I need something quick and on the go, I have my phone. If I have to do real work, I use a laptop. That being said, I could see where the RT could be a better productivity device than the iPad, but I don't think it's a better "consumption" device. It also has some fit and finish issues which will probably be fixed over time.
|2 years 31 weeks ago||Thank you. If someone thinks||
Thank you. If someone thinks Apple products are under engineered, then they don't really know technology like they claim.
|2 years 31 weeks ago||I have a Surface RT (given||
I have a Surface RT (given one) and have used a Pro. I'm not sure if I'd get the pro over a Mac book Air, but it's an intriguing product. It has a beautiful screen, comes with a stylus and is probably the best ultra portable I've seen.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||Highly doubt he goes back to||
Highly doubt he goes back to OSU.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||What is this CCHA you speak||
What is this CCHA you speak of?
|2 years 32 weeks ago||So many creative and original||
So many creative and original jokes in this thread.
|2 years 33 weeks ago||Marshall isn't visiting OSU.||
Marshall isn't visiting OSU. He's not on the list on any of the OSU sites.
|2 years 33 weeks ago||Seems a little premature||
Seems a little premature considering things might be completely the opposite this year. Chances are OSU will sign all the in state prospects it wants with the exception of Ferns and Michigan will be more focused on our of state prospects.
|2 years 33 weeks ago||You don't think OSU would||
You don't think OSU would have beaten Nebraska, a team they scored 63 points against?
|2 years 34 weeks ago||In anyone is interested,||
In anyone is interested, here's a great article by Ramzy about Maurice.
|2 years 35 weeks ago||I think in general, alum fans||
I think in general, alum fans are better than non alum fans. Also, Big 10 alums need a good reason to move to San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle... namely good jobs. There's little upside to being a douche at bar when you're pulling in 6 figures, feeding a family and living on the west coast.
(unless you're a Wisconsin fan)
|2 years 35 weeks ago||Man... I was in the area,||
Man... I was in the area, would have said hi if I knew.
You picked a nice time to come out. The weather was great. A clear day in Seattle is as, if not more beautiful than any place in the country.
That being said, the place is expensive. I've met plenty of nice MSU fans here. I suspect the group you met is filled with Microsoft and Amazon employees. Not exactly the coach burning/cooler pooper types.
|2 years 35 weeks ago||Because hiring Gonzaga's||
Because hiring Gonzaga's coach worked out so well for them last time.
|2 years 35 weeks ago||People seem to forget that||
People seem to forget that universities like Kansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Syracuse, Michigan State and UConn are good at college basketball. There's no reason Minnesota can't be good at basketball too. This arrogance has a place in college football, but it simply doesn't work in college basketball. Find a good coach, and you're the next Gonzaga, Arizona, etc..
|2 years 35 weeks ago||Just to be devil's||
Just to be devil's advocate... Minnesota Basketball is not Minnesota Football. There are a ton of good basketball prospects that come out of the Twin Cities area. The fan base is also a lot more interested in basketball than football. I think it's a school where you can do well with a much higher upside than football.
I think Minnesota's biggest problem in sports is Wisconsin. When you see your neighbor doing so much with so little, it drives you crazy.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||OSU won't have an easy time||
OSU won't have an easy time with Arizona, who seems a lot better than a 6 seed. On the other hand, getting out of the Big Ten has done teams a world of good.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Love the Kendall Gill story.||
Love the Kendall Gill story. He was always one of my favorite players. Beating up Tim Doyle just adds to that.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||I'd still rather face||
I'd still rather face Illinois than Minnesota. Does anyone who has watched the Big Ten really think Illinois is the #28 team in the country?
|2 years 37 weeks ago||I think you have some of the||
I think you have some of the same problems a lot of Michigan and Ohio State fans/bloggers who want to be recruiting reporters have. You can't seperate your fandom from your reporting.
I think you're a violation waiting to happen.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||"Berger also told me that the||
"Berger also told me that the current investigation at Ohio State will not affect his decision at all as he doesn't even know that much about it. That may be the case right now, but if it blows up he might be forced to pay attention to it."
Wow... I love it when bloggers negatively recruit for Michigan.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||I suppose I could put in some||
I suppose I could put in some check for banned people, provided I have access to such a list. I'm not sure I can distinguish a deleted post from a real one based on what the server gives me.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Rumeal. He has a ring.||
He has a ring.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Grew up in Upper Arlington||
Grew up in Upper Arlington and my parents still live there.
I like Columbus a lot. Affordable, easy to get around, surprisingly good restaurants.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Zone Left, I find your lack||
Zone Left, I find your lack of Michigan arrogance disturbing. I can't believe you call yourself a Michigan fan.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||It sounds like she didn't||
It sounds like she didn't report the incident until November.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||Not sure if serious. Forget||
Not sure if serious.
Forget the Big East. Go look at the 1989 Big Ten.
MSU finished 8th with Steve Smith.
Michigan was 12-6, averaged 90 points a game and had Rice, Robinson, Vaught, Mills and Higgins. Iowa was 10-8 and loaded with talent. The Flying Illini even lost 4 games, and they would have wiped the floor with the teams in the Big Ten this year.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||Is it time to raise the||
Is it time to raise the points required to start a topic?
|2 years 38 weeks ago||Comparable to the Big East of||
Comparable to the Big East of the mid 80s?!
Child, please! I don't see any Patrick Ewings, Chris Mullins, Mark Jacksons, etc in this year's Big Ten. Those Big East teams all had a few future NBA players and some big time stars.
Heck, the 1989 Big Ten was better than this year and there was much more talent in the league in the early 90s.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||Blogspot has a decent mobile||
Blogspot has a decent mobile page. What would you want the app to do?
|2 years 38 weeks ago||This... in fact, I'm||
This... in fact, I'm surprised it's not higher. Engineering and sciences carry a lot more weight overseas. Small, liberal arts schools... not so much. Sorry Notre Dame.
|2 years 39 weeks ago||By 22 freshman, I think you||
By 22 freshman, I think you mean 19. Three of the players on the list don't exist.
|2 years 39 weeks ago||The constant bitching about||
The constant bitching about officiating is pure comedy gold. Michigan has a relatively intelligent football fanbase, but Michigan basketball fans are terrible. THERE IS NO CONFERENCE WIDE CONSPIRACY AGAINST MICHIGAN!
PSU has lost to plenty of high ranked teams at home. Michigan, on a Tuesday, with a shitty crowd, just isn't that big a deal.
NC State beat PSU at PSU by 17
Indiana won by 23
OSU by 14
MSU by 8 with 2 players suspended
|2 years 41 weeks ago||Saying he paid a recruit is||
Saying he paid a recruit is unfair. He lent Alex Radejovic's family money to pay for funeral expenses for the father who died in war torn Yugoslavia. This was after he was ruled inelgible to play in college.
O'Brien claimed Ohio State improperly fired him and sued the university for $3.5 million in lost wages and benefits. O'Brien argued his loan did not violate NCAA bylaws because he knew Radojevic already had lost his amateur status by playing for money overseas. At trial, Geiger, NCAA lead investigator Steve Duffin both testified that O'Brien made the loan for humanitarian reasons, not as an inducement to get Radojevic to sign with Ohio State. NCAA infractions committee chairman David Swank testified that O'Brien's actions did not violate NCAA rules. A judge found Ohio State had breached the contract and awarded O'Brien $2.4 million. The award was upheld on appeal to the Ohio Court of Appeals and Ohio Supreme Court.
|2 years 41 weeks ago||Jim O'Brien was a lazy and||
Jim O'Brien was a lazy and poor recruiter.
I don't really understand your argument. If you're a good recruiter, you cheat. If you're a bad recruiter, you suck?
Matta has gotten some, but certainly not all, of the good talent in Ohio. He has also gotten some of the talent in Indiana while Indiana basketball was a mess.
Are you suspicious of Hoke because he quickly came in and recruited at a higher level than RichRod?
|2 years 41 weeks ago||hasn't this happened before?||
hasn't this happened before?
It did not end well.
|2 years 41 weeks ago||To be honest, this is the||
To be honest, this is the first I've heard of Keith Byars Jr in a long time. He certainly wasn't frequently talked about amongst OSU fans.
That being said, his dad was a beast. Hopefully his son turns out better than his teammate Cris Carter's son.
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|2 years 41 weeks ago||I think Mat makes some||
I think Mat makes some interesting points. I do think the "tide" of the recruiting rivalry is still somewhat up in the air. I think this year will be interesting for a few reasons:
|2 years 41 weeks ago||I hate this "we recruit||
I hate this "we recruit character" argument. You have no idea what type of kids these players will be and most of the recruits had offers from both OSU and Michigan. It just sounds like the MSU "we don't need higher ranked recruits because we develop them better" argument.
Michigan fans think their recruits have higher character, while OSU fans think a lot of Michigan recruits are dicks. Either way, it's silly.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||I think people have been||
I think people have been underestimating how hard Kerry Coombs has been recruiting Michigan. I don't ever remember OSU focusing this much on Michigan prospects. As someone else said, this is probably bad news for State, but it's obviously something Hoke will have to pay attention to.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||Not really. Except for maybe||
Not really. Except for maybe Northwestern, they all follow the minimum NCAA guidelines. Some schools, like OSU and Michigan will take fewer academic risks because they can get away with it. For example, Minnesota, especially under Mason, took plenty of borderline academic players.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||They can only have 82 players||
They can only have 82 players on scholarship. They don't have any additional per year limit.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||My guess was Illinois. I||
My guess was Illinois. I occasionally hear about Ohio recruits that Illinois "bought" from various insiders.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||Yea, woe is Florida. Two||
Yea, woe is Florida. Two titles and coming off a 11-2 year. Cry me a river.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||Running off an OL he||
Running off an OL he recruited last year at a position of dire need?
|2 years 42 weeks ago||We'll see. Even Minnesota||
We'll see. Even Minnesota can get bowl eligible, and look at the kinds of classes they've been signing. PSU's top end talent is still better than most of the Big Ten outside the big two.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||Actually, looking back at the||
Actually, looking back at the Scout rankings, this is one of the better Wisconsin classes of the last 10+ years.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||Not really. MSU has a higher||
Not really. MSU has a higher star average. Don't mistake the order the teams are listed as actual "rankings".
|2 years 43 weeks ago||Nope. They were actually||
Nope. They were actually talking about Ohio University. Read the quote.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||Michigan did recruit Cardale||
Michigan did recruit Cardale Jones.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||I would go far as to say MOST||
I would go far as to say MOST of the time when a kid says they'll shock the world, they pick the school everyone expects him to pick.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Stop being a snob. You can||
Stop being a snob. You can get a perfectly good education at Alabama. Also, recruits always pay lip service to education. Few really mean it.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Don't fool yourself, there||
Don't fool yourself, there are plenty of AWFUL Michigan fans on twitter, just as there is for any program with a passionate fan base.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||OSU needs to bump up his||
OSU needs to bump up his budget, because his recruiting has been mediocre the last couple of years. He keeps getting out bid by Indiana and MSU.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||I agree. He's good friends||
I agree. He's good friends with James Quick who's going to Louisville.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Is that really true? Just||
Is that really true?
Just looking at the scout team rankings, which are available since 2002, it seems as though Michigan has outrecruited Ohio State at least half the time. Included in that is a long streak between 2003 and 2007.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||I do admit it, for me, it||
I do admit it, for me, it came down to who's incompletions looked better. The wide receivers and the offenses as a whole left a lot to be desired.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Except for Magnus, I think||
Except for Magnus, I think everyone who watched Hackenberg during UA week and the game came away impressed. He has moved up in all the post UA game updates.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||http://mgoblog.com/content/de|
|2 years 45 weeks ago||I'm sure compliance would||
I'm sure compliance would much rather spend time looking out for big things, instead of counting how many times recruits get contacted and when.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||None of the major powers||
None of the major powers wants an early signing period. It's much easier to steal recruits from smaller schools than have other schools steal from Michigan.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||I admire your effort turd.||
I admire your effort turd.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||A reduction of 3. So if 28 is||
A reduction of 3. So if 28 is ok without reductions, what's wrong with 25... or 22.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||Odd thing to say considering||
Odd thing to say considering Michigan might take 28 this year.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||The fact that you call it||
The fact that you call it stretchgate shows that Michigan fans can trivialize their violations just as much as Ohio State fans. It's like Ohio State fans who think they got a bowl ban because of free tattoos. READ THE DOCUMENTS!
|2 years 45 weeks ago||This could be epic, but||
This could be epic, but you'll have to work to keep it up.
I think it should be a "bizzaro Magnus" of sorts. You should be super optimistic about all things Michigan and really like every recruit we talk about.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||FYI, she's on twitter.||
FYI, she's on twitter. http://twitter.com/Deltalina
|2 years 45 weeks ago||I think the "Bucknuts" guys||
I think the "Bucknuts" guys have their own ratings, independent of the national 247 team. That's where you see discrepencies like the Wormly rating.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||I assume they're not just||
I assume they're not just "hating". I don't see the problem with one recruiting site having a different opinion than the others. What's the point of having a site if you're just going to copy ratings from Scout and Rivals?
247's internal ratings even differ. For example, the Bill Kurelic Ohio ratings are often very different than the 247 national ratings.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||I think Coaches Coombs and||
I think Coaches Coombs and Vrabel from have been spending a lot of time at Cass and SE Michigan in general. From what I've heard, Cass Tech coach Jermaine Crowell has been very happy with his interactions with the OSU coaches.
I suspect Webb just felt comfortable with his position coach and didn't see the point of going through the process. That being said, I think everyone on the OSU side was a bit surprised as well.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||a troll with 2006 points?||
a troll with 2006 points? What did he say that was so awful?
|2 years 45 weeks ago||LOL... Michigan arrogance at||
LOL... Michigan arrogance at its best.
If David Dawson and his 17 ACT can deal with Michigan's academics, I suppose Webb would have been fine.