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|3 hours 39 min ago||Probably because with all the||
Probably because with all the conference networks out there, sports broadcasting talent is getting thin.
|1 day 6 hours ago||I believe it rotates between||
I believe it rotates between the former BCS bowls, but I don't know what the criteria are for Rose Bowl selections when they don't have one of the playoff games.
|1 day 10 hours ago||Don't believe so, because||
Don't believe so, because this staff has done such a good job of keeping players in the program and the 2012 and 2013 classes were huge. If check the depth chart by class you'll see that there are only 16 juniors on the team which will keep the class from being huge. Should probably hit 20 though because you always have some departures.
|1 day 10 hours ago||Nice surprise, for some||
Nice surprise, for some reason I never felt confident about him committing to Michigan.
|1 day 15 hours ago||First, Peppers may be a||
First, Peppers may be a safety as well. Second, they took 6 DBs the class before and only 2 LBs. Third, while they often play only 2 LBs they like to rotate more at LB and they also need the ability to play 3 for teams like Iowa, Wisconsin, and MSU. Would have been nice if they could have taken Nicholson, but if these previews have shown anything, it's that there is very good depth at CB and Safety and there are at least 2 good db recruits committed in 2015.
|1 day 15 hours ago||Eli Apple was also a top 50||
Eli Apple was also a top 50 player and Webb was top 35, so Conley beating them out implies he's at least decent.
|2 days 1 hour ago||And Gareon Connely who is||
And Gareon Connely who is possibly their starting CB this year or their #3 CB.
|4 days 8 hours ago||What happened with||
What happened with Kansas/Duke last year?
|1 week 5 days ago||According to 11W he's out for||
According to 11W he's out for the season.
|1 week 5 days ago||Much easier way to do this is||
Much easier way to do this is to cap scholarships per year instead of have an overall cap of 85. Give teams 23 players per year, which gives you 92 over 4 years, then you factor in a few players not staying 4 years and a few staying for 5 and you should be pretty close to the current 85 with teams being incentivised to keep players around instead of replacing them.
Only issue I see is how you handle giving open scholarships to walk-ons if someone leaves the team.
|1 week 6 days ago||2 reasons: First, because||
2 reasons: First, because that means the OL blocking still sucks. Second, after Butt, the TE possition is much worse than the WR position so you're playing AJ Williams or Heitzman or Bunting over Canteen or Chesson or Ways.
|1 week 6 days ago||People forget the huge swing||
People forget the huge swing in depth between the start of last season and this season that is allowing the defense to play more agressive and rotate more. At CB you had Avery, Taylor, and Countess coming off an ACL tear. The back ups were 160 lb Richardson, and true freshmen Stribbling and Lewis. While those freshmen played well later in the year, they were still true freshmen. The DL was also really undersized once they lost Pipkins and since they couldn't get push from several spots on the line it hurt the performance of others like Clarke.
With the team being 5 or 6 deep at CB and at least 2 deep along the DL, the coaches can be far more agressive this year. They can get away with rushing 4 or leaving the CBs on an island and bring down the safeties. It gives Mattison a lot more options and flexibility and he can be more agressive. Don't think they can be a top 5 unit this year, but top 15 seems pretty reasonable.
|2 weeks 13 hours ago||With all the talk of our line||
With all the talk of our line backers I just realized this is the first year we haven't heard anything about freshmen LBs playing and it's nice. Sucks to see a player like Bolden is already a true junior and he may not start until he's a senior so I'm glad they are finally getting a chance to redshirt some of these LBs.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Big difference transferring||
Big difference transferring within a city vs halfway across the country. I don't know his families financial status but it happening so fast sure makes me think its shady.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Any time you hear about a kid||
Any time you hear about a kid switching schools to one much closer to a school that just offered or he committed to should make you think some shady shit is going down. Unlikely the NCAA does anything since they haven't even taken a look at any programs recently but it's improbable that some strings weren't pulled that wouldn't have been for just anyone.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||OT||
If the whole running routes and catching thing doesn't work out, any chance they turn him into one of those super athletic first round drafted OTs that schools like Wisconsin put out? He seems to fit that mold with the giant hands, good speed, nastiness/punishing blocking and being 6'7" tall.
Not the ideal place for him to end up with the OL depth, but an option if he isn't a great receiver.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||The team has come a long way||
The team has come a long way depthwise since last year. The CBs were Taylor, Countess coming off an acl tear and then freshmen Lewis and Stribling. Plus, the safeties were new. So you couldn't ask that group to be aggressive because you were likely to give up too many big plays.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||By premeditated I meant||
By premeditated I meant planned more than 5 seconds before this. He didn't go out that night looking for a fight or plan to run into these guys.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I think it says more about||
I think it says more about character and accountability if they keep a player who isn't likely to contribute meaningfully to the team on the team and try to make him a better person. He made 1 terrible decision during a confrontation outside of a bar, but outside of that we don't know anything about his character. These coaches recruited him, spoke with people at his high school, his family and others in his community to get a sense for what type of person he was. If they think it's best if he stays on the team, I don't have any reason to question them, considering past disciplinary issues.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I agree with you, and am||
I agree with you, and am saddened by how many people here seem to be pleased at the idea of York ending up in jail with virtually no chance at a productive life for a stupid decision during an confrontation in front of a bar. Definitely needs to be punished but, this wasn't premeditated, he didn't have a weapon, he probably didn't even realize the scale of the physical damage he would do. Lots of community service, strict rules, and a year of extra practice and no play time would do far more than a few years in jail and a criminal record forever.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I understand that it's||
I understand that it's unprovoked assault but it's also 10 seconds that could ruin the rest of his life. It wasn't premeditated, it was a dumb decision in a confrontation infront of a bar. If we want to punish the kid as well as help him not repeat, it's better to give him a huge community service sentence and keep him on the team but no playing for at least a year.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I agree about second chances||
I agree about second chances but not about playing football for Michigan. I have no issue if he never sees a snap going forward for what he did, but I don't think casting him out to fend for himself with a felony charge against him does anything to help society. If he does stay on the team, it would have to be at least a 1 year suspension with a review afterwards to determine if the coaches believe he has earned the right to play.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||While he definitely needs to||
While he definitely needs to be punished, I hate the idea of just cutting a player loose after something like this and letting his life get ruined. I don't know how you do it, but putting this kid in jail for a decade where he will come out with virtually no chance to be successful is sad. There's a significantly greater chance he leads a productive life if he can remain on the team and not contribute but after seeing this video I doubt that happens.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I had originally typed NW in||
I had originally typed NW in the headline but changed it because I realized it would cause a stir. I also oringinally just said Seal instead of Navy Seal but didn't want the headline police coming after me.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Meals are included, though||
Meals are included, though it's typical camp food so not great but decent. Also, there are usually some cookies provided with evening events. If you want to eat during the day you can bring some snacks, they have an ice machine if you want to bring a cooler and keeps stuff cold. Additionally, there is a bit of an informal cocktail hour before dinner when adults get together and have some drinks and snacks before dinner.
No gun shooting range, only archery. This isn't really the crowd that would appreciate guns on the premises. There is probably a shooting range in the area considering the camp is in upstate NY.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I've been going most years||
I've been going most years since the mid 90s, but have never been to the original Michigania. It's at a summer camp so it's generally summer camp type experience. Activities are heavily focused on tennis and waterfront. The waterfront has water skiiing, sailing, banana boats, swimming and canoes/kayaks. The tennis instruction is great and most adults do tennis in the morning while kids do tennis in the afternoon. If you have kids, they have scheduled activites between breakfast and lunch as well as between lunch and dinner so you have most of the day to do what you like.
Additionally, there are several hikes during the week, horse back riding at a nearby farm, some people schedule golf outings at nearby courses, arts and crafts/ceramics, bocce and ping pong, or you can just lounge around and enjoy being in the Adirondacks.
If you go the second week, it's a bit more laid back and slower than the first week as more people go the first week due to school starting. More 1 on 1 tennis instruction and nothing is crowded.
If you have any more specific questions let me know and I'll be happy to answer them if I can.
|4 weeks 5 hours ago||Wonder if the NFL would play||
Wonder if the NFL would play a game there to set the attendance record. Could be amazing for a Lions-Packers Thanksgiving game or other game. Fanbases that aren't too far from there, don't mind watching games outside in the freezing cold, and while Detroit may not have a crazy waitlist for tickets the Packers do and I'm sure the would show up in numbers.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I actually think Bosa may be||
I actually think Bosa may be the best player on OSU. Even though Miller puts up nice numbers and and certainly dangerous running the football, he still isn't a great QB and seems to benefit from Meyer's offense leaving recievers wide open. Meanwhile Bosa was really good as a freshman and going into his sophomore year with a great new DL coach is poised to wreck havoc on backfields.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||That article is pretty biased||
That article is pretty biased and while some parts are correct about some gyms, saying every single crossfit gym is terrible is a reach. The lack of requirements to open a gym makes it really easy for gyms to be bad, but there are some crossfit gyms that have been opened by long time personal trainers with a ton of experience and training. You just need to be smart when choosing a gym. Here's an article from the owner of the gym I go to on what to look for in a good crossfit gym and what to avoid. http://www.insidetheaffiliate.com/blog/2014/7/7/this-is-what-you-need-to-know-about-choosing-the-right-cross.html
Also, the last paragraph in that article is hilarious:
I’ve showed this article to a couple people who have been in CrossFit for a little while, and I’ve noticed a slightly disturbing trend. There is a sort of “brainwashing” that occurs from the first time a person steps into a box (CrossFit-speak for “gym”) that creates an “us vs. them” mentality. Boxes have attempted to combat the bad reputation of CrossFit by saying that other gyms do bad stuff but their gym is different, their coaches know good form, their gym focuses on safety. This is simply not true and every single thing that I’ve posted in this article refers to EVERY SINGLE GYM THAT FOLLOWS CROSSFIT. There are no exceptions, if you’re following the WODs, it’s not good for you, it’s not safe, and you’re putting your health in danger. Take it for what it’s worth, but please believe that your box is NOT different, no matter what your coach says.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Don't even have to drive that||
Don't even have to drive that far, can just go downtown to a garage and park for the day for like $6. Then when you go out to dinner after the game your car is right there. Kills me when I see how cheap the parking structures are there living in NYC.