this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Harbaugh went 4-8 in his||
Harbaugh went 4-8 in his first season at Stanford in 2007, with wins over their rivals #2 USC and California, breaking a 5-year losing streak against both USC and Cal, a 36-game USC winning streak at home, and dashing USC's national title hopes. The USC game was considered to be a bigger upset than App State. If Michigan went 4-8 with wins over OSU and MSU, I think most people will be quite satisfied.
|39 weeks 5 days ago||UMich only keeps their emails||
UMich only keeps their emails backed up for 7 days, so if David Brandon deleted this email they would have no way of recovering it for the FOIA request.
Source: worked for CAEN
|41 weeks 5 days ago||It would be interesting to||
It would be interesting to compare this to RichRod.
|48 weeks 17 hours ago||"Defense of line"||
Really? Please proofread, we're Michigan fergodsake!
|50 weeks 1 day ago||Yes, Austin is still an||
Yes, Austin is still an awesome place. In fact, out of all the places I've lived in (Ann Arbor, Portland, Santa Clara, Seattle) it's still my favorite. The drawbacks you listed are indeed correct. Traffic is terrible and you'll probably want to start and end work at more unusual times in order to avoid rush hour. If you don't want or can't do this, then I suggest living on the same side of the river (Lady Bird "Lake") as your job. The weather in the summer can be terrible and sometimes breaks even 110F in the summer.
However, everything else is truly awesome. Real estate is currently still cheap (but quickly rising), the city is liberal and quirky and accepting of everyone, the music scene is terrific, the food is multi-cultural with terrific Texan BBQ, every season other than the summer is great, Texas has no state income tax, Google Fiber is coming soon, and it's quickly becoming one of the leading tech hubs in the US. Best of all, there's a major Michigan alum presence with plenty of places to watch Michigan football and basketball. Go Blue!
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Well, technically he's||
Well, technically he's correct. If the same thing happened to us with OSU, then we'd be furious and the board would be melting down. It's just hilarious for us since it's Michigan State.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||Terry Richardson||
Where's Terry Richardson? He's completely missing from the depth chart. Did something happen with him?
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Even if he has not explicitly||
Even if he has not explicitly deterred anyone from seeking actual medical help, it's reasonable to assume that this is exactly what people have been doing. When's the last time you've simultaneously tried two different cures for your illness? People generally try one cure first and wait until it's obvious that the cure isn't working before trying something else. Meanwhile, your infection gets worse, your chopped toe becomes gangrenous, your completely curable pancreatic cancer passes the point of no return (a la Steve Jobs), etc.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Um, science gets to determine||
Um, science gets to determine what is and isn't rational. Children die from minor and completely curable diseases due to their faith healer parents deciding to not treat them using medicine and just praying instead.
Don't believe me? Just do a Google search and see for yourself:
|1 year 51 weeks ago||I don't think you realize||
I don't think you realize just how dangerous faith healing is. Children literally die from this based on their parents' beliefs.
|2 years 40 weeks ago||Mark Moundros, a walk-on FB,||
Mark Moundros, a walk-on FB, was starting for Michigan too during the RR years
|2 years 46 weeks ago||Yeah this is how I meant it.||
Yeah this is how I meant it.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||That's me, I'm the elephant!||
That's me, I'm the elephant!
|2 years 48 weeks ago||In today's environment that||
In today's environment that sounds awfully political...
|3 years 4 weeks ago||I get the play off Fab 5, but||
I get the play off Fab 5, but why are they mad?
|3 years 7 weeks ago||No I think that only||
No I think that only Northwestern is violet, Michigan is Maize and Blue.
|3 years 7 weeks ago||No, if you did something bad||
No, if you did something bad it would be your employer who gets sued. This is because you don't have millions of dollars, but your employer does. They would sue your employer for poor workplace environment, lack of employee training, etc.
Here's an example: if you get hit by a truck, your family can sue the trucking company for millions of dollars in damages if the trucker is an employee of the company.
|3 years 7 weeks ago||Kaplan has a list of 40 or so||
Kaplan has a list of 40 or so words that commonly appear on the GRE. For me, at least two of the words appeared (it's been a while so I'm not sure about the details). Be sure to learn those 40 words, it's probably one of the best bang-for-your-buck areas to cover. Also, to get this list, you can find it through Google's book project for free. They scanned the book and you can search for the list in the book.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||Get with the times||
And come on, seriously, get with the times. Even Houston (yes, the major city in redneck Texas) has an openly gay mayor.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||Oh no, gonna catch teh gayz||
Oh no, gonna catch teh gayz disease!
|3 years 14 weeks ago||This paper reminds me of the||
This paper reminds me of the randomized CS research paper generator:
Similarly to this story, the paper generator's authors were able to get one of their nonsensical papers into a for-profit journal.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||lol penis||
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Devin Lucien||
Don't forget about Devin Lucien from last year... a 4 star WR that was close to committing to RR and Hoke tried to re-offer as a CB. I hope Hoke's regretting it now, as we all were back then...
|3 years 28 weeks ago||It's because you said "Roll||
It's because you said "Roll Tide"
Obviously your opinion is being skewed due to the team that you're rooting for
|3 years 30 weeks ago||Hilarious, the||
Hilarious, the "slippery slope" argument. If you've never discriminated on any basis as you so claimed, then signing it should be a trivial matter.
[quote]In 1975, the federal government said that Hillsdale had to sign a form stating that we did not discriminate on the basis of sex. Hillsdale College had never discriminated on any basis, and had never accepted federal taxpayer subsidies of any sort, so the College felt no obligation to comply, fearing that doing so would open the door to additional federal mandates and control.[/quote]
|3 years 34 weeks ago||[quote]You whine that the||
[quote]You whine that the schedule is too easy, then you whine when we schedule Appy State or Arizona.[/quote]
I don't think you said that right... you think that scheduling App State makes the schedule harder?
|3 years 39 weeks ago||Of course.||
I'm going to UT for grad school. I think getting WVU is great (assuming that the best course of action is for the Big 12 to survive). The Big 12 has horrible academics overall: now that A&M has left, the only good school left in the conference is UT. The Big 12 has generally been UT, OU, and everyone else (although Oklahoma State is currently surging), WVU would probably be a high-tier team within the conference. The only downside is that it's far away, but I think that the upside far outweighs the downside.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||17-10 Michigan||
Predicting a low-scoring game
|3 years 51 weeks ago||Same thing! I went to||
Same thing! I went to Michigan for undergrad and now I'm getting my PhD at UT Austin.
Do you know about the Austin chapter of the Michigan Alumni Club? We meet at Pluckers in South Austin to watch the games.
|4 years 12 hours ago||Looks like Colt Mccoy||
|4 years 20 hours ago||Klinsmann: The RichRod of||
Klinsmann: The RichRod of soccer. Hopefully his tenure as the USMNT coach goes better than RichRod's at Michigan...
|4 years 3 days ago||if the player commits||
if the player commits
|4 years 1 week ago||Uh, yes there is||
Here it is, and it's a doozy...
Looks like no one ever taught the young man that "no means no". Hearing he may already have been dismissed from the team.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Lets use facts rather than anecdotes here...||
2010 Freshman Class Profile
|4 years 2 weeks ago||And the saga continues...||
And the saga continues...
|4 years 2 weeks ago||About time the acceptance rate was lowered||
If you want to be the best, you need a low acceptance rate. Sorry guys but that's just how it is.
Here are the acceptance rates in 2006. 60% was just way too high for a world-class university. Even Notre Dame had an acceptance rate of 30%, which is surely lower now (as it is with all schools). When even the University of Tennessee and Florida have a lower acceptance rate than you, you know something's wrong.
|4 years 8 weeks ago||How hard would it be to||
How hard would it be to remove a full-sleeve tattoo via laser?
|4 years 8 weeks ago||Um, things are exactly as||
Um, things are exactly as they seem. Tressel's issues involving NCAA rules, were well known even before this scandal broke. See: Youngstown State, Maurice Clarett, and Troy Smith. Don't forget the pictures of Pryor and that Corvette.
He's exactly like one of those supposedly pious, anti-gay-marriage Republican senators that get caught in the public bathroom cheating on his wife by having gay sex.
|4 years 10 weeks ago||About damn time.||
About damn time.
|4 years 10 weeks ago||Actually I'm not even sure||
Actually I'm not even sure what he meant by all those EE PhD student comments. We're just nerdy and possibly socially inept. We're harmless, unlike Bobby Petrino.
|4 years 10 weeks ago||As an EE PhD student I resent||
As an EE PhD student I resent that statement.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||Uh don't you know that just||
Uh don't you know that just like regular college students, football players come from a variety of backgrounds? Andrew Luck probably isn't hurting for cash (his father is the WVU AD), but the kids from Pahokee probably are.
|4 years 12 weeks ago||OK, email sent, I'll let you||
OK, email sent, I'll let you guys know if/when he responds.
|4 years 12 weeks ago||I would gladly organize it,||
I would gladly organize it, but I'm no longer a Michigan student and I have finals coming up soon. The best person to do it would probably be Brian himself. I'll send him an email about it.
|4 years 12 weeks ago||If everyone donated a few||
If everyone donated a few bucks we could probably get Brian to get an exclusive interview with Coach Hoke over coffee. He could ask a bunch of user submitted questions as well as some of his own.
|4 years 13 weeks ago||Wait, so his sign from God||
Wait, so his sign from God was a twitter comment? Does this mean that people stalking recruits is actually a good thing instead of being creepy?
|4 years 14 weeks ago||I forgot to address your||
I forgot to address your other point. I had season tickets for UT's undefeated season (except for the NCG of course) two seasons ago, and the student section seemed to be equally quiet. I chalked it up to the fact that UT just rolled over everyone at home.
I guess when your football team has had something like 10 consecutive 10+ win seasons, you get really arrogant and just expect to destroy anyone (sound familiar?)
|4 years 14 weeks ago||Everyone stands, but they||
Everyone stands, but they don't make that much noise and there aren't many drunk fans. Also, people generally just ignore opposing fans. I remember Michigan fans giving a lot of crap towards fans of other teams in the student sections, but this wasn't true at UT for some reason.
|4 years 14 weeks ago||lol the first 3 replies are||
lol the first 3 replies are all about UT
|4 years 14 weeks ago||UT Austin||
I go to UT Austin for a PhD in Computer Engineering. I can't tell you much about your particular program, but I can tell you that Austin as a city is really nice. Even though it's in Texas, Austin is really liberal and there aren't any hicks anywhere. 6th street is great as a party street and gets wild on Friday/Saturday nights. The weather is great, except it's incredibly hot and humid during the summer: right now, it's about as hot as a Michigan summer (and just as humid). The food is great: you'll probably get addicted to BBQ, just like me!
Don't forget that there's no state income tax, and the cost of living is about as high as that of Ann Arbor (aka much cheaper than at UCLA).
As for football, I found that the student section is actually waaaay less excited than the one at Michigan. The announcer has a hilarious and awesome southern accent. Ticket prices are about as much as Michigan's (~$150 or so), but you don't get the rivalry game against OU since it's at a neutral site.
|4 years 14 weeks ago||Same here, stuck in the lab||
Same here, stuck in the lab again... (I'm waiting for code to compile before anyone gets on my case)
|4 years 16 weeks ago||Re-quoting from my previous||
Re-quoting from my previous post that you responded to:
Were you saying that being a student-athlete is harder than being a PhD student? Doesn't that imply that they deserve even more money than PhD students then?
I'm really not too sure what your point is.
|4 years 17 weeks ago||Have you gone to grad school||
Have you gone to grad school for a Masters or have you gone through a PhD program? Those two are vastly different. A Masters degree is trivial compared to getting a PhD, both in terms of the amount as well as the technical difficulty of the work.
Case in point: today is Friday night and I'm posting from the lab. On most days (including weekends), I don't leave the lab before midnight. The last few days I left the lab around 2AM. I spent most of spring break in the lab too, and also worked during winter break (although I worked from home in Michigan, having went to visit my parents).
Don't worry, it's not all work though. Since today is Friday I'll probably leave the lab and go home "early" today.
I'm not too sure what you were trying to say though. Were you saying that being a student-athlete is harder than being a PhD student? Doesn't that imply that they deserve even more money than PhD students then?
Again, here's the summarized question in case you missed it: How do we distinguish between Div 1 basketball and football players from PhD students, in light of the fact that they both produce more value than what they receive?
|4 years 17 weeks ago||OK fine, it wasn't a good||
OK fine, it wasn't a good comparison. You can't equate the two because football players are a subset of undergrads and PhDs... are PhDs. You have to compare them some other way.
Lets take football players as a subset of 17-22 year olds and PhDs as a subset of 23-28 year olds (or something like that, you get the point). In both cases then, both are in the 99th percentile.
|4 years 17 weeks ago||It really depends on the||
It really depends on the fellowship that you're getting. My original fellowship was sponsored by the state and it didn't come with health care, per state law. I'm currently working as an RA and getting free health care. I think most state schools give you free health care as a TA/RA.
If you're working at a real job, then you don't get winter and spring break off. So yes, those count as break (even though I worked on research throughout both)!
As for non-pizza free food, check out my blog, in which I keep track of all the free food that I've eaten: utfreefood.tumblr.com
|4 years 17 weeks ago||This is why conferences in||
This is why conferences in Europe, Asia, South America, etc. are very popular :)
|4 years 17 weeks ago||To elaborate a bit more,||
To elaborate a bit more, basically the goal of the PhD student is to bullshit out something that's reasonable enough to publish and then graduate. It takes a lot of time and effort to create quality research, and unfortunately most people choose not to do so.
As an example in my field, most papers on computer architecture present work that improves performance (or some other metric) by 20-50%. Anyone in industry can tell you that that's BS, and if it were actually implemented (assuming that the idea is good enough to implement, which it probably isn't) it'll probably only get 5-10%, if that.
|4 years 17 weeks ago||I think that you're giving||
I think that you're giving PhD students too much credit. Any reasonable professor or graduate student can tell you that most PhD work is full of shit, pardon the language. Out of every paper published by every PhD student, maybe only 1% of them (or less) are actually worth the time to read.
|4 years 17 weeks ago||That's correct, but why||
That's correct, but why should athletes get a worse deal than the PhD students? Grad students, interns, and medical residents all get paid substantially for their services.
|4 years 17 weeks ago||There's definitely a "hard"||
There's definitely a "hard" value: people pay to see the football players in the form of stadium tickets, merchandise purchasing, and TV contracts.
|4 years 17 weeks ago||PhD students are in the||
PhD students are in the 99.9th percentile compared to students who choose to join the workforce rather than get a PhD.
Also what the heck, everyone in Engineering applies for a PhD without a Masters degree. I did the same and so did most of my peers.
|4 years 17 weeks ago||Don't football players also||
Don't football players also have years of experience that they bring to their field? Most players start in elementary school or middle school. Considering that many PhD students apply to the program with only a Bachelor's degree, one can argue that football players actually have more experience than a starting PhD student.
Also PhD students are also in the 99.9th percentile.
|4 years 17 weeks ago||Thanks for the compliment! I||
Thanks for the compliment! I probably wasn't clear enough in my original post, but you've exactly described my point that I was trying to raise. I will add it to my OP.
|4 years 17 weeks ago||Don't you get paid for doing||
Don't you get paid for doing residencies? I have a friend in pharmacy who is getting paid something like 40K a year, which isn't great but it's something.
|4 years 17 weeks ago||To build on this, my point||
To build on this, my point was that a huge income/resource disparity already exists in college football. Look at the head football coach's salary at a small school (say Ball State) vs one of the major football powers. There is at least a 10x, if not 20x or 30x difference. Any disparity in the football player stipends will surely be less than 10-30x.
|4 years 17 weeks ago||OK, I think you're just being||
OK, I think you're just being nit-picky, but let's pretend that you're right. Please tell me then, what job can someone who got a PhD in Ancient Greek Literature do that he couldn't do with just an undergraduate or Masters degree in the field. The premise is that this person "failed", meaning he or she was unable to get a teaching job (the equivalent of not making the NFL).
|4 years 17 weeks ago||The same way schools afford||
The same way schools afford to pay $5 million/year for their head football coach. Move $1million from the football coach to their players.
|4 years 17 weeks ago||Just to clarify, the failed||
Just to clarify, the failed PhD students landing 100K/yr jobs that I know about are all in Computer or Electrical Engineering. Sorry, Philosophy majors.
|4 years 17 weeks ago||Sure, the NCAA claims to want||
Sure, the NCAA claims to want a fair playing field, but is that really true? Don't we all know how dirty recruiting can be? The goal here is to try to limit (not completely remove) some of the temptation that causes a football player to go to Auburn because of cash payouts.
|4 years 17 weeks ago||Building on what I said, here||
Building on what I said, here is proof:
"Putting issues of student abilities aside, the growing disconnect between labor market realities and the propaganda of higher-education apologists is causing more and more people to graduate and take menial jobs or no job at all. This is even true at the doctoral and professional level—there are 5,057 janitors in the U.S. with Ph.D.’s, other doctorates, or professional degrees."
|4 years 17 weeks ago||The premise is that the NCAA||
The premise is that the NCAA rules will be changed. I'm thinking of the situation in more of a philosophical approach (the morality of paying a PhD student vs paying a football student athlete) more than any artificial rules.
|4 years 17 weeks ago||1) Isn't there already an||
1) Isn't there already an incredibly strong incentive for a two sport athlete to choose football or basketball? Think about the amount of exposure difference between football and Men's Gymnastics.
2) Plenty of people will choose Michigan and sit on the bench vs starting at Boston College already. I don't see how this isn't already a problem. Plus, NCAA guidelines can set a min/max to the stipend. BC can just match it if the min/max is reasonable.
|4 years 17 weeks ago||Perhaps it's reasonable. Some||
Perhaps it's reasonable. Some players are worth more than others. There should of course be a minimum as well as a maximum set by the NCAA.
|4 years 17 weeks ago||PhD students do indeed get||
PhD students do indeed get free health care (Blue Cross Blue Shield at state schools, incredibly good health care) and paid vacation (you're salaried so you just make up the work later). It's quite easy to find good (non-pizza) free food as well.
|4 years 17 weeks ago||From my understanding, 99% of||
From my understanding, 99% of PhD students in non-technical fields are not professor-worthy and will never get paid for Ancient Greek Literature once they graduate. It's not deemed to be worth anything to anyone. So, why should colleges pay for that?
|4 years 17 weeks ago||You know what, you're||
You know what, you're probably right. In my field though (Computer Engineering), it seems to be true with companies like Google, Microsoft, Apple, Intel, etc.
|4 years 17 weeks ago||The issue will never go away,||
The issue will never go away, but it'll at least help.
|4 years 17 weeks ago||Sure, just give them a small||
Sure, just give them a small money stipend in addition to their current one. That's why I put a multiple of the PhD stipend, not the same as the PhD stipend.
|4 years 17 weeks ago||In the ideal world, all||
In the ideal world, all Division 1 athletes are paid small stipends. I don't see why not. Of course there are limitations in funding in the real world.
|4 years 17 weeks ago||This is true for PhD students||
This is true for PhD students as well though (except for the "treated like kings" part haha). The PhD students who don't make it and fail out with a Masters land on cushy 100K/year jobs. Are you saying that PhD students shouldn't get a stipend then?
|4 years 17 weeks ago||Your example isn't true||
Your example isn't true though. At most companies you would get a substantial bonus.
|4 years 17 weeks ago||Very good point! I had||
Very good point! I had originally thought of this but I forgot to mention it while writing the article.
|4 years 17 weeks ago||Your estimates are high||
FYI, the cost of living at a dorm at Michigan is sky-high, something like $900/mo even when you're sharing a room with someone. Also each meal costs around $7 or so, which is clearly a ripoff (you can eat out every day for a price like that). You can easily pay $500/mo or less for housing by living in an apartment.
|4 years 20 weeks ago||Next up, the Buckeyes! GO||
Next up, the Buckeyes! GO BLUE!
|4 years 26 weeks ago||Hellz yeah, let the points||
Hellz yeah, let the points flow!
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Horrible example||
Sarah Palin attended 5 colleges in 6 years.
Brady Hoke took Ball State to 12-1 and SDSU to 9-4, beating Navy.
It's not even close.
|4 years 32 weeks ago||Gonna be drafted by the Lions||
Gonna be drafted by the Lions
|4 years 33 weeks ago||Can someone provide a||
Can someone provide a summary? I can't get the link working...
|4 years 33 weeks ago||It'll be easy if he goes into||
It'll be easy if he goes into IOE
|4 years 34 weeks ago||Dude, that's disgusting.||
Dude, that's disgusting.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||RE: liberal feel-good bs||
|4 years 35 weeks ago||Tim Kish||
I've been looking at some defensive stats and Arizona's defense stands out to me. They are ranked #12 in the country at 18.1 pts/game and 319 yds/game, which is #2 in the Pac10 behind Oregon. The Defensive Coordinator, Tim Kish, has strong ties to the midwest and is known to be a good recruiter.
|4 years 35 weeks ago||I just got back from the||
I just got back from the Texas-A&M game. It was horrible: pretty much all of Texas' touchdowns were special teams presents (TAMU fumbles the punt return, Texas recovers... sound familiar?). Their play-calling was also horrible. I know enough from reading MGoBlog that you don't throw a bubble screen when there isn't a numbers advantage and the CBs are in press coverage. They couldn't establish a running game and Gilbert consistently overthrows receivers.
Even on last year's near-championship team, they couldn't run the football at all. This year, they can no longer throw thanks to Colt McCoy and Jordan Shipley leaviing. It's Michigan 2008 all over again, except with a horrible offensive coordinator.
|4 years 35 weeks ago||Herron is injured and the||
Herron is injured and the coaches said that he would've contributed a lot (same with Mike Jones) had he been healthy.
|4 years 35 weeks ago||*you're||
|4 years 35 weeks ago||We're right on my expectations, or even slightly exceeding it||
We're right on my expectations, or even slightly exceeding it. Before Troy Woolfolk's knee was injured, I thought that we would have 8 or 9 regular-season wins. Afterwards, I thought we'd go anywhere from 5-7 again to 7-5.
|4 years 37 weeks ago||It's actually both Roundtree||
It's actually both Roundtree and Stonum. Hopefully the coaches gave an eye exam to ALL players after that...
|4 years 37 weeks ago||His brother||
Pretty sure that it's his brother
|4 years 37 weeks ago||Your post history looks||
Your post history looks interesting, seems like you might have some inside connection. If you're right I'll give you the Raback treatment :)
|4 years 37 weeks ago||That's incorrect||
That's incorrect you know... Roundtree was productive last year with Forcier as QB, and was also productive even after Denard left with injuries.
|4 years 37 weeks ago||Holy Shit||
This was the most intense game that I've ever watched. Screw the haters, we're GOING BOWLING!
|4 years 39 weeks ago||Another 200/200 game for Denard||
I predict another 200/200 game for Denard, no INTs, 4TD (2 rushing, 2 passing), which puts Denard back into the Heisman race!
|4 years 39 weeks ago||We're not a "good opponent" this year||
I'd like to just make a bowl team this year. We can worry about strength of schedule once we've finished rebuilding.
|4 years 40 weeks ago||Pryor might not be great at||
Pryor might not be great at throwing, but you don't need to be great at throwing to succeed in RichRod's offense. He would probably be a better runner as well, since he'd have the proper training from the QB coach who trained Pat White.
|4 years 40 weeks ago||Obviously that's easy to say||
Obviously that's easy to say after the fact, but we might have BOTH Pryor AND Robinson. Remember that the only other school that recruited Robinson as a QB was Kansas State. Don't forget Pryor would have been great in both 2008 and 2009 (enabling Robinson to redshirt).
|4 years 40 weeks ago||This message was supposedly||
This message was supposedly sent from Latwan Anderson to a disgruntled fan:
|4 years 41 weeks ago||Isn't that the point?||
Isn't that the point of the article? To me, the article proves that agents paying players are commonplace. If the NCAA cracks down, so much the better.
|4 years 41 weeks ago||If you take a closer look at||
If you take a closer look at the first "E", you'll see that the "L" portion of the "E" was performed in one stroke instead of two, which means that it was originally drawn that way.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||It could be that MSU was his||
It could be that MSU was his safety school and he got into UMich :)
|4 years 42 weeks ago||It's a bit different than||
It's a bit different than that I think. Buckeye fans are hoping that Denard gets his knee destroyed. The only thing Michigan fans are complaining about is the undeserved hype to Pryor. You basically agreed with us in your post, saying that he just needs to be like Krenzel rather than Smith.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||Timing the snap||
Did anyone else catch this paragraph? Hopefully we can mix it up and catch him offsides.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||Maybe it's just me, but I'd||
Maybe it's just me, but I'd think that dominating MSU from start to finish would be way more demoralizing than a last-second win. A last-second win just means that they'll be able to make a lot of excuses.
|4 years 42 weeks ago||Pluckers||
Pluckers wings at the Austin alumni club!
|5 years 1 day ago||USD Businessweek ranking||
I tried to find some evidence of your claim that the University of South Dakota is good at business.
No-show on Businessweek (undergrad b-school):
Unranked on US News (grad b-school):
Considering that US News ranks down to like Tier 4 schools, this is a pretty bad sign indeed.
I think that you're referring to this wikipedia article, which contains the following quote:
For the 2006-07 academic year, the Beacom School of Business boasted graduating seniors who collectively scored in the top five percent in a national exit exam.
Unfortunately though, just like football 40 times and the GRE, national exit exams don't correlate that highly with actual on-the-field performance.
|5 years 3 days ago||Great update!||
So it seems like both Thomas and Williams' commitment is fairly soft. Do you think they're just looking around for fun (get some free visits) or if it's genuine?
By the way, a minor nitpick: it's "pique his interest" not "peak".
|5 years 4 weeks ago||So....||
what did Sam Webb say?
|5 years 7 weeks ago||Northwestern sucks BTW||
Michigan is #8 across all engineering majors. Northwestern is only #24. Purdue is #13 and Wisconsin is #15. I dunno why people think Northwestern is so great.
Michigan is # 7 overall tied with Carnegie Mellon. Illinois is suprisingly ranked higher, which I don't necessarily agree with. Purdue also makes the list at #9. Northwestern is not to be found.
No one can deny that Stanford and Berkeley are superior schools, but Michigan is no slouch either. Generally, Michigan is considered a Tier II school within Academia (Tier I is Stanford, Berkeley, MIT, CMU for graduate-level computer engineering), with schools like PSU and OSU not even making the list.
|5 years 7 weeks ago||Maybe LSA, but not other majors||
Michigan engineering is consistently in the top 5 for most areas, top 10 for others. Michigan pharmacy, law, business, are all incredibly strong (top 5 or top 10). OSU and PSU aren't even close. I'd be surprised if they were even top 25.
|5 years 14 weeks ago||Why does OSU's O-line always suck?||
The article states that OSU's O-line is horrible. Didn't OSU get 3+ 5* OL a few years ago, as well as Benedict Boren? Does OSU have horrible luck or a horrible O-line coach?
|5 years 17 weeks ago||Missing graphs||
Great post! You're still missing the QB and RB graphs. I'd really like to see them if possible.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||Really?||
"Our helmet is got wings"?
|5 years 24 weeks ago||Holy crap||
Wow, it's a small world! I was in the semester after you. You might've seen my group's BARBIE JEEP wandering the floors of the EECS and CSE buildings :)
Here's the video that my groupmate posted:
|5 years 24 weeks ago||Yale Patt||
Yale Patt is at the University of Texas now, which is where I'm doing my PhD. I'm taking a class from him this semester. He's definitely a good lecturer, although he rambles a lot and digresses very often. Personally I consider this a plus rather than a minus, since I've already taken the equivalent of this course at Michigan. I think that the main issue with him is that he is pretty intimidating and not afraid to argue with you or call you out on your bullshit, but if you can get past that then he's pretty good in that area too.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||Oh come on now||
How can you hate on a guy who has so many good quotes?
These babies suck current like no tomorrow!
|5 years 24 weeks ago||Mudge||
Trevor Mudge is the worst professor. He's old, cranky, and does not want to teach. I had him for EECS570.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||Course webpages||
I know for two reasons:
1. I have friends at other schools and I've asked them.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||EECS470 and EECS427||
In terms of workload, there is no comparison. No other school (Stanford, MIT, Berkeley, etc) has anything close to it. The average time spent on either of these classes is around 40-80 hours/week.
|5 years 25 weeks ago||Parker vs. Dorsey||
Given that Scout thinks that Parker is going to UDub, is Dorsey for Parker a good trade?
|5 years 25 weeks ago||posbangin||
Get ready to posbang Raback tomorrow!
|6 years 11 weeks ago||Our favorite QB Munchie||
Our favorite QB Munchie Legaux ranks #5 above Robert Bolden. Regardless of his funny name, he would be a huge get as the second QB for our class.
|6 years 11 weeks ago||Where do you see that?||
Where do you see that? Looking at this link, it seems that Rivals ranks Gardner as the #6 dual threat QB.
|6 years 11 weeks ago||Devin Gardner||
Gardner is ranked #31.
I wonder why this ranking is so different compared to the Scout and Rivals rankings.
|6 years 14 weeks ago||Got in trouble?||
Devin Gardner just changed his name, removed his profile picture, and deleted the OSU Letter picture...