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|2 days 22 hours ago||It's dumb that he is barred||
It's dumb that he is barred from the B1G for taking a drug that provides no performance benefit. But the outright lie by his family that it was slipped to him which got his original year long suspension knocked down to 3 games kind of forced the B1G's hand in this one. And in the future if a player does get slipped something there's no way he gets any leniency. Kid is an idiot for still taking drugs while on suspension for drugs and he's especially an idiot for getting caught as an athlete.
|1 week 4 hours ago||For those worried about the||
For those worried about the freshmen, look at how Booker (a top choice to many) has played for so far for UK. About 18 mins a game and he's only 1/11 from 3 5/20 overall, and 5 ppg.
|1 week 3 days ago||If I bet money on sports I||
If I bet money on sports I would definitely put money against MSU tonight, no way they stay within 8 of Duke.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I thought so too, but his||
I thought so too, but his scoring in Italy and this game suggest otherwise.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I tend to agree with this. I||
I tend to agree with this. I don't see either Walton or Irving making the year 2 jump like Stauskas or Burke made and they will probably both be around next season as well. Throw in sophomores Chatman, Doyle, Wilson, and Donnal plus senior Spike and you have a very talented top 6 with a lot of nice experienced players on the bench.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||There is a difference in not||
There is a difference in not caring about the consequences of behavior and being careless. I do think its funny they mentioned being careless and used the wrong "to" to modify it.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Maybe it doesn't work on||
Maybe it doesn't work on mobile, it works for me.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||It's very difficult to return||
It's very difficult to return punts for TDs when you only have 10 men on the field. Plus the hype about Norfleet is more about the fact that he's one of the few players on the team who is fun to watch with the ball in is hands. And, he's probably the best gunner on the punt coverage team too.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I don't know, do you have any||
I don't know, do you have any empathy or compasion in you? Or if no one knows who you are is it ok in your book?
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Won't change anything. I||
Won't change anything. I have pretty much always supported the players and outside of indisputable evidence I always give them the benefit of the doubt and realize they are college students(or HS students if we are talking about recruits). They put a ton of work into this sport and risk serious injury and I think they deserve all the support we can give them which includes top of the line coaching.
I have no issue being critical of Hoke and Brandon because as Hoke says "This is a big boy job" and they should be able to handle and expect criticism, it's part of the reason they make millions of dollars.
The players deserve better than Hoke/Brandon and it can be hard to see that when you are on the inside. The majority of fans here want what is best for the program/players and I know a lot of former players aren't happy either. Would be nice if some of the older former players helped inform the players as to what the fans concerns are because it's not obvious while you are still in school.
|4 weeks 7 hours ago||Shat's some shitty journalism||
Shat's some shitty journalism by ESPN. Makes it sound like the fans wrote caustic and condescending emails to Brandon when it was the opposite.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I really like the selfie||
I really like the selfie instead of autographs. Only worth something to the person in the picture and it probably means more than an autographed picture that anyone can get.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Buyout||
I just wonder if this would be grounds for firing without paying the buyout considering it is against the law.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I see three reasons for it.||
I see three reasons for it. First a few years of success doesn't make up for the much longer histories of success the other teams have. Just like Michigan still out recruits MSU in football even though MSU is clearly the better team now. When people think great basketball teams, Michigan is not in the first 10 names that come to peoples minds.
Second, I don't think Beilein is the recruiter that those coaches are. He's not a salesman, he's a teacher. It's definitely atractive to certain players but his style is different from those guys.
Third is the 1 and done. He's had a lot of success lately getting kids to the NBA but I doubt that's one of the first things he mentions when talking to recruits. Many top 20 players want to get to the NBA fast and Michigan hasn't had a single player go to the NBA after 1 year so those guys aren't going to look at Michigan.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||There's a reason DJ Byrnes||
There's a reason DJ Byrnes has earned the moniker "perpetually agrieved". The dude seems to take offense at anything Michigan related and turn it into an issue. Nothing wrong with a long time executive assistant making that amount of money, as they can be worth their weight in gold if they are great at their job. Anyway, just the number of snarky emails she has to delete justifies that salary.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Maybe a couple of weeks ago||
Maybe a couple of weeks ago the people who made the decisions weren't leaning towards getting rid of Brandon and things changed? Maybe Brandon had them conviced that things would improve and clearly they haven't.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Who is the third person with||
Who is the third person with Bacon and Morris on the show?
|5 weeks 5 hours ago||Funny how she mentions the||
Funny how she mentions the budget when costs are quickly catching up with revenue.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||I think things like that are||
I think things like that are in the spirit of the rivalry and aren't that bad. As long as you can take it as well as you give it and the damage is easily fixed it's kids being kids. Poisoning 100 year old trees is a completely different matter but a bit of grafitti like the M on the diag or the Spartan statue is harmless.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Grantland also had a preview||
Grantland also had a preview of 10 rookies to know this season and Stauskas checked in at #1 and McGary at #10.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||One thing to realize is UW-||
One thing to realize is UW- Whitewater is a pretty big school for D3 and should really play in D2 but the UW system has all of its schools outside of a couple that are D1 playing in D3. Still impressive to go 100-6 but its not a completely level playing field.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||That's what everyone was||
That's what everyone was saying to starting Morris over Gardner. "Well he can't be a worse QB than Gardner so lets get him some experience". That worked out pretty well didn't it?
|5 weeks 6 days ago||What good is $10k once you||
What good is $10k once you are out of eligibility if you are going to be a high NFL pick. An agent will hook you up with loans based on your future NFL contract the minute you are out of the NCAA. You want that cash to spend or to help your family while you are playing, afterwards 10k isn't as valuable.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||To outside observers, losing||
To outside observers, losing 3 players to the NBA plus the only 2 bigs with starting experience on the roster while only bringing in 1 top 50 recruit is going to leave a lot of questions about the team. OSU brought in a very good class, Izzo has an unjustified reputation at this point, and Neb is returning almost everyone from a pretty good team. Also, the teams ranked 2-5 are not seperated by much, there is a bigger jump between 1-2 and 5-6 than there is between teams 2-5.
I also think people here are also overestimating Beilein a bit, the sample size is too small to have as much confidence as people have in him turning so many players into stars. People tend to forget the players who didn't turn into stars like Smot and a few others I can't even think of at the moment.
|8 weeks 7 hours ago||Can someone explain to me how||
Can someone explain to me how the current president of the university having the highest paid salary in the university's history is something to be upset about? Shouldn't the current president make more than the previous president? And didn't MSC turn down a raise that would have doubled her salary?
Administration salaries are definitely an issue, but it's more than just the amount the top person makes. It's the positions added and the raises around the entire administration that are driving costs up, not just the big number the guy at the top makes.
|8 weeks 11 hours ago||If it were 2 months ago I||
If it were 2 months ago I would have said 30-40%, but now I doubt it will be that many.
|8 weeks 16 hours ago||The few good players who did||
The few good players who did commit or were close to committing in the 2011 class did go elsewhere, but there were a lot of kids who never really gave Michigan a shot due to the constant negativity surrounding the program. The lack of quality OL recruiting in that OL class certainly wasn't by choice and the huge amount of attrition is evidence that they had to go after a lot of risky players who you might take a few of but not a whole class of.
|8 weeks 19 hours ago||By the end of the 3rd year||
By the end of the 3rd year the atmosphere around Michigan was so toxic he really had to go. I wanted him to succeed more than anyone but it wasn't going to work.
|8 weeks 19 hours ago||I was one of RRs biggest||
I was one of RRs biggest supporters and desperately wanted him to succeed but by the end of 2010 it was clear he had to go. The atmosphere was too negative, recruiting was taking a hit, and it just wasn't going to work. Had a feeling he would succeed at Arizona and hopefully those inside the AD realize when a new coach is brought in who isn't a Michigan man that you get much further by supporting him than trying to undermine him.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Also happens to me on my||
Also happens to me on my Android phone using Chrome.