Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.
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|3 days 15 hours ago||You're thinking, huh?||
While you're thinking why don't you think me up a box of donuts with some of those little sprinkles on top
|3 days 15 hours ago||I thought we just went through this in another thread||
Or maybe that's the joke?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Exactly||
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Dupont - Misinformed||
Not only completely not true, but the biggest advantage for college admission is based on gender, not race/ethnicity.
Males have it much easier (for non-engineering/business programs), as they typically have much lower grades in HS than females. I worked in an admissions office, and if we had made decisions solely on academic record, we would be 75% female.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||You're welcome Wendy||
Glad to see you've already worked through adversary early on. My biggest regret was quiting baseball in sixth grade because I didn't make the team after being an all-star in 5th.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||My .02||
I didn't read after the first page of responses, but wanted to share my take based on your reply.
There doesn't seem to be any problem with your son, per se. The teacher has incredibly high and potentially unrealistic expectations. This is something that will happen to your son again in college at some point. It is a good experience for him to navigate (with your help) and make his own choice. He can't change this teacher, and he won't get an A. He can drop, he can study his balls off for a B/C, and he can risk getting a C/D. Life sometimes puts tough choices, and it is good to think through it, process it, and make a decision.
In terms of colleges, one C, especially in 9th or 10th is no big deal. It also seems like it will be offset in the GPA by the honors, and by the fact that he'll be in line for the AP classes that up his GPA like whoa.
I hope this is helpful. Hopefully he chooses to study an hour a night for that B and learns that sometimes those in power can't be moved, even when they might do well to be.
-Former math tutor who had all As through 11th grade math and had an F going in to Christmas break in Calculus. Brought it up to a C. Good experience for me. Didn't get into my first choice university in part because of it, but transferred in after one semester.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Fair enough||
care to comment on the reasons you consider Stritzinger's film more impressive?
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Eh||
Wilcher's language is filled with qualifiers.
I wonder if he's just downplaying it in the media (Urban reminds Wilcher of all the coaches at different schools who have worked with him), but won't be sending Urban any players from now on.
That, or Urban is even more persuasive than I thought, because I don't buy it for one second that he didn't know Drayton was on his way out.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||To AZ-Blue||
Congratulations on calling out an 18/19-year-old Michigan fan for doing what all the professors at UM do on a daily basis: collect data and synthesize it.
What makes you so grand as to shit on a fellow fan's hobby? That cigar you're holding or the smug look on your face?
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Eh...||
Given our track record we'll get hit with this while bagmen and bagwomen run around other conferences unimpeded.
Also, NCAA will offer OSU an extra head coach to recruit while Urban coaches the team. Somehow, Harbaugh and his harbarians will beat OSU this year.
C'est la vie.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||Pure evil?||
Man, I don't like Urban or OSU, but evil? Urban doesn't do the St. Saban Hospital Medical program, his players kept their noses cleaner than ours did this year, and I don't get the impression his recruiting is as dirty as any of the SEC programs.
He pre-empted his players getting into fights in the UM game by publicly promising suspensions for anyone who fought.
I understand he was dirty at Florida, but I wouldn't put him on the pure evil train.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||Agreed||
It sucks, but it helps us.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||Good for the conference means good for recruiting and rankings||
This doesn't just help OSU, but the rest of the Big Ten, well the Big Ten East anyway.
Recruiting: most of the best recruits want to play with/against the best. If you aren't the best this year, having the best in your league helps you recruit: "come help us become the best by beating the best"
Rankings: top 4 teams get into national playoff. Conference reputation factors for which four teams get picked. See: TCU.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||A lesser athlete||
A lesser athlete would have gone with Kozan
|20 weeks 6 days ago||Almost as great||
as the upset Hermes almost pulled against Barbados Slim
|27 weeks 3 days ago||Keep it up!||
Love having updates on your work with the communities, kids, and gardens.
|30 weeks 5 days ago||I'd love to see him stay as DL/DT coach||
I think he'd be great in that role. DTs have outperformed (Pipkens has been hurt), and Hoke connects with students. Also provides continuity. I don't think he'd struggle with the ego check of being bumped down.
|31 weeks 2 days ago||This is what happens||
This is what happens when someone in a position of authority ignores the will of the people for long enough that they no longer trust him to make good decisions long term even if he bends to their will in the short term.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||Would you like a tampon with our victory?||
Women handle PMS far better than you do a Michigan win.
|50 weeks 3 days ago||I don't see Smith transferring||
I just don't see it. Quiet hardworker who chose us early and made zero noise when we also got Green and had D Harris committed.
If we had known last year we'd end up with Smith, Isaac, and Green, we wouldn't have known what to do with ourselves.
You don't need a great OL and a great RB stable. Either a great OL or great RB group will do it. I'm confident our OL will be serviceable. Here's to hoping these three RBs (plus Drake Johnson and whomever else) get it done.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Vincent Smith,||
Martavious Odoms, and Drew Dileo
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Oh c'mon||
How about Jordan Kovacs wasn't recruited because he was undersized, had average speed for his position, and already had a knee injury. How many college coaches ask HS players to fill out a Wonderlic?
If you take out DL, OL, and QB in your argument as well, that leaves you with LB, CB, S, RB, WR, and TE. Off the top of my head, you've got Kyle Berger, Michael Ferns, Ian Bunting, Nic Weishar in 2014 class alone between M, OSU, and ND. I'm sure there were plenty of others.
Looking at the NFL, there aren't as many white players at RB, S, CB, and WR. As recruiting rankings tend to rate NFL potential, it would make sense that many highly rated players at these positions would be non-white. Correlation =/= causation
|1 year 11 weeks ago||I think all programs do this||
Much like Alabama hands out 100+ offers a year.
You bring players and coaches in to show off your program and build relationships. Some kids you offer and pursue hard. Others you offer and don't. Others you offer preferred walk-on positions. It doesn't hurt them to bring in players, even if they don't offer them. I imagine sometimes they host a kid mainly to start building a relationship with a coach.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||That's right||
The 4th and 5th year guys are from the 2010 and 2011 classes right now. These were lost recruiting clases both on OL and for DT/NT. We're just young as all get out in the positions where you need 22-year-old grown men.
Best case scenario would have been all the 2012 recruits panning out after two years on campus, which is unrealistic and would still yield an incredibly young line.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Unrealistic expectations||
This assumes every player from the 2012 class pans out ASAP. How many teams bring in 4 lineman and have all 4 ready to start prior to their third season (i.e. two years later)? I'm going with few to none, even with an OC that keeps to one philosophy.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Double-A gap blitz||
Is what this says to me (besides the obvious get bigger against the run). We've watched MSU tear us and others apart with it for years.
A lot of teams ran quick 3-step drops. Not enough time to get around the edge on the quarterback. But send JMFR up the A-gap with Ross up the other. If that's what we're moving to, then we can also breathe easier because we'll be in more press coverage instead of being off 10 yards.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||That's not always how it works||
We learn early on by watching social interactions in school that the kids who react to the bullies are the ones the bully targets. Bullies want to get a rise out of the victim.
The best trick is to laugh along a little bit, act like it doesn't bother you, and get away. When you can't get away, you might try dishing it back a little bit to hope he respects you and finds another target.
Martin tried that trick, but it didn't work. I'm guessing at some point he told Incognito straight up to stop it, but that didn't seem to work either. Hence plan C: the media.
I research bullying for a living and am happy to point you to research to back up these points.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Hey, let's all bully||
Hey, let's bully the kid with Asperger's because other kids in his high school do! I mean, this happens in every high school, so maybe we just need to get over ourselves and get on with bullying kids with Aspergers! It'll toughen him right up!
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Awesome!||
Let's be cool with horrible behavior because other people do it.
It's one thing to tell a joke or to rib on a friend. It's a whole other thing to mistreat someone when you do it. If your friends kept ribbing on you for your height or sexual oritentation or whatever, you'd probably laugh along until you realized they were going overboard. Then you'd tell them to stop. If they don't listen and continue, then they're being assholes. Period. Full stop.
You might be able to just find new friends, which is the best solution. But on a team, especially when you're the younger player, there isn't much room to just get away. You're stuck.
I get the basic argument that people need to have thick skin because the world can be a bitch, but I don't think that argument should be used to normalize other people's shitty behavior.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Map's missing 5 UM recruits||
It's a nice map, but it's missing the following UM recruits:
Mason Cole (FL)
Michael Ferns (OH)
Bryan Mone (UT)
Wilton Speight (VA)
Maurice Ways (MI)
I'd post a comment to the page with the map but don't have an account.