Mike Lantry, 1972
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|13 hours 13 min ago||DG and Morris||
With all respect to Morris, I think he starts over a healthy DG only the in the following sorts of circumstances: a baby alien bursts through DG's chest, DG insists he will only play if he can have a live parrot on his shoulder, Lady Gaga becomes Michigan's coach and decides she'll start Morris because she thinks he's a better dancer.
We all saw what the two players did and didn't do last year. I think it's good for the coaches to talk about competition, but DG is Michigan's starter.
|1 day 8 hours ago||the return to the board of guys who can run||
I'm very glad to see it. I know you can win with a pure pocket passer, but it's such an advantage to have a guy who can take off when things break down. Years of watching players like Vince Young, Donovan McNabb, and Troy Smith dismantle Michigan have made me heavily biased toward having a QB who can make things happen with his legs when no one is open.
|2 days 4 hours ago||I think this has to happen||
I don't know why we wouldn't do it.
|2 days 6 hours ago||I do remember||
That was before the Marketing Virus took over everything in sports...In a couple of years, we will on a daily basis hear things like "Today's love and support is brought to you by your wife and her corporate partner, Proctor & Gamble."
|2 days 6 hours ago||Oh Stephen||
I respect you, man, but you are wrong on both an aesthetic and philosophical level here. These shorts (below) are perfect.
|2 days 6 hours ago||Another look (from mgoblue)||
I am thrilled with the current state of the basketball program, and I want to start by saying that. I do not like the yellow flecking on the jerseys or the shorts, though. Michigan already has at least two tremendous sets of designs to work with: the uniforms worn in the Cazzie Russel era and the ones worn by the Fab Five. The 1989 uniforms aren't bad either. Stick with one of those. We don't need this new-fangled chicanery...And what's with Roosevelt trying to drive up wheat prices? What business of that is his?
|2 days 23 hours ago||Kansas||
I would love to see Michigan have a run like KU's, obviously, but the Big Ten is a wholely different animal than the Big 12. Kansas can do what it does in part because the Big 12 halfway sucks most of the time. The conference is having a decent year this year, but most of the time keeping the likes of Iowa State, Texas, Baylor, and KSU at bay is only so impressive.
|2 days 23 hours ago||halfway||
I see Beilein as being about halfway between Fisher and Knight, but I think our discussion ultimately highlights the absurdity of this kind of stuff. Webber, Rose, Howard, Jackson, and King both perceived and were perceived through the realities of the early 90s. Is Jackson imagining them playing for Coach Beilein now? Is he imagining Coach Beilein coaching them in the early 90s? Would the players or coach be different in different eras? Who is where - and when - and who are/were they then/now?
|2 days 23 hours ago||yeah...||
He gives looks and does his three fingers sign. However, I remember Jalen Rose - and I loved this at the time - having a series of fairly long trash-talking conversations with Iowa's bench in a game in Iowa City. It was more than just "I made a three." ...And let's not forget about the butt whiping incident (which, again, MSU may have had coming).
|2 days 23 hours ago||I take your point||
I think basketball culture has changed, so some of that is taken as less of an afront that it would have been in the past. I also think the Fab Five - as I list below - did some things that were more directly disrespectful to other teams (deservedly or not).
|2 days 23 hours ago||I see it as being more about personality||
The Fab Five more-or-less got away with talking trash at other team's benches and pretending to wipe their butts on MSU's midcourt logo. I don't see that meshing well with Coach Beilein.
|2 days 23 hours ago||Another fun fact:||
A (non-false) killer whale is a type of dolphin.
|2 days 23 hours ago||Agree on both points||
I have a hard time imagining all of those guys agreeing to buy into Coach Beilein's program. Michigan certainly seems from afar to be a lot more buttoned up than they used to be...Also, Steve Fisher was and is a very good coach. I remember when people marveled at the interim Fisher as he matched Dean Smith move-for-move in the 1989 tournament.
|3 days 3 hours ago||mid-thirties: I don't care about it for its own sake||
I care about the games in the BTT only because I don't like to watch Michigan lose and because I care about seeding. In the abstract, though, I don't think much about it. It's not too much of a step up from winning something like the Great Alaska Shootout IMO.
|4 days 58 min ago||The name||
I believe the spelling is "Launargh'Dee." It's Scottish, if I'm not mistaken.
|4 days 1 hour ago||That poor guy||
I'd like to think that I would have played the action hero and dealt with what he came upon very differently, but I have to feel for him. His life is sunk in many ways even though he never hurt anyone.
|4 days 9 hours ago||You can't say...||
...he doesn't suffer for his success. I understand why you'd want him as your coach, but I wouldn't want to be him. I hope he gets some relief from this.
|4 days 18 hours ago||me too||
It's not willfully weird like Bananna Slugs (which I like - don't get me wrong), but it's still one of a kind (as far as I know).
|5 days 3 hours ago||They're very unlikely to have a scholarship problem||
They would only be one over if everyone comes back and if Austin Hatch* is healthy enough to play. I'm not sure what they'd do if that happened, but Coach Beilein obviously believes it's not very likely.
*I love and admire the young man, but he has a long way to go to be able to play D1 basketball.
|5 days 4 hours ago||It helps to rely on stereotypes||
It frees up the mind to concentrate on things like dodging NCAA sanctions and convincing your friends that they should let you run their professional football teams.
|6 days 21 hours ago||true enough!||
Hell yeah indeed.
|6 days 21 hours ago||amazing progress||
It's almost hard to believe how recently it was that this program had to scramble just to make the tournament. Now they'll hang a second bannner in three years despite losing two first round draft picks and a preseason All-American.
|1 week 1 day ago||honor committees||
Those serve a very specific, narrow function, whereas the student governement's role is so open-ended that it's hard to say what service or fuction of the school it serves. This would make meaningless the part of FERPA BiSB cites above circumscribing what a given school official can access, because the administrative duties of the student government would be whatever the student government says they are.
|1 week 2 days ago||A DOE statement re: FERPA||
Under FERPA, a school may not generally disclose personally identifiable information from an eligible student's education records to a third party unless the eligible student has provided written consent. However, there are a number of exceptions to FERPA's prohibition against non-consensual disclosure of personally identifiable information from education records. Under these exceptions, schools are permitted to disclose personally identifiable information from education records without consent, though they are not required to do so. Following is general information regarding some of these exceptions.
One of the exceptions to the prior written consent requirement in FERPA allows "school officials," including teachers, within a school to obtain access to personally identifiable information contained in education records provided the school has determined that they have "legitimate educational interest" in the information. Although the term "school official" is not defined in the statute or regulations, this Office generally interprets the term to include parties such as: professors; instructors; administrators; health staff; counselors; attorneys; clerical staff; trustees; members of committees and disciplinary boards; and a contractor, volunteer or other party to whom the school has outsourced institutional services or functions.
A school must inform eligible students of how it defines the terms "school official" and "legitimate educational interest" in its annual notification of FERPA rights. A school official generally has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility.
I don't know what they mean by "committees," but the sentence that says information can be given to a "volunteer or other party to whom the school has outsourced its institutional services or functions" seems telling to me. Does Michigan outsource its institutional services or functions to the student government?
|1 week 2 days ago||the letter||
Because of the letter being public, here's how I imagine a discussion between U of M and its laywers going:
Michigan: Persons A, B, and C want us to release these records.
Lawyer: Do you want to release the records?
Michigan: Eh, it might get people off of our backs.
Lawyer: Well, it's questionable that you can release anything. At most you can release a very limited amount of information, and that information is already public. You'll be perceived in all likelihood as stonewalling if you just release what's already public, which again is all you can release. There's no penalty for not releasing the information, whereas you could lose federal financial aid if you did, so don't do it.
|1 week 2 days ago||I'm not sure it matters, but...||
My SEC reference was just to conjure the image of a student government who wanted to protect a football team more than it wanted to stop sexual assaults. My points: FERPA doesn't distinguish between why it is that someone is requesting student information, so a school has to comply with it regardless of the requester's* motives, and it is accordingly unfair to describe a school as stonewalling even when they are denying information to well-intentioned people (who, for the sake of argument, I'm assuming the student governement is) so long as the school's refusal is accurately based on what FERPA does and does not require.
*No, this is probably not a word.
|1 week 2 days ago||cutting and pasting a few posts I've made before:||
FERPA says this:
Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit an institution of postsecondary education from disclosing the final results of any disciplinary proceeding conducted by such institution against a student who is an alleged perpetrator of any crime of violence (as that term is defined in section 16of title 18), or a nonforcible sex offense, if the institution determines as a result of that disciplinary proceeding that the student committed a violation of the institution’s rules or policies with respect to such crime or offense.
Was Gibbons an alleged perpetrator of a crime of violence per Sec. 16 Title 18? If so, what crime? He was never charged. Is U of M supposed to determine what crime(s) he would have been charged with had a case gone forward? Can they rely on their own determination for FERPA purposes?
Further, what does it mean to violate an institutiion's rules or policies with respect to a crime of violence? Michigan's student code does not explicitly incorporate that definition. Gibbons seems to have been found guilty of violating the school's general "sexual misconduct" rule, but that did not require a finding of a "crime of violence." Do they make a finding within the "sexual misconduct" finding, i.e., a more specific finding?
I don't post this to say that this situation does not fall into a FERPA exception but rather to say that it's a murky issue. The wording of the law should be changed if Congress wants disclosure in these circumstances.
Even if we believe the above exception applies, FERPA also says this:
(C) For the purpose of this paragraph, the final results of any disciplinary proceeding-
(i) shall include only the name of the student, the violation committed, and any sanction imposed by the institution on that student; and
(ii) may include the name of any other student, such as a victim or witness, only with the written consent of that other student.
|1 week 2 days ago||A counterfactual that I think is helpful||
People need to imagine a world in which the student government of SEC School X wants information on an investigation exactly like the one at issue because they believe a football player was wrongfully accused of sexual misconduct and wrongfully expelled because of that. Now imagine that the student government of SEC School X wants the school's records about the investigation and cites a student statement of rights and responsibilities as grounds for asking for said records. Next imagine that SEC School X says, "FERPA doesn't allow us to give out those records." Would people describe SEC School X as obstructing or stonewalling the student government's investigation? I find it hard to believe that they would.
|1 week 2 days ago||You bastard!||
|1 week 2 days ago||having had time to reflect...||