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|2 days 18 hours ago||Well you only listed 8 teams||
Well you only listed 8 teams ahead of Michigan, though I would add LSU, and potentially Georgia, Auburn and Oklahoma currently. Could change in a few years but those are teams that are either the top dog in their talent rich state for recruits or have been very successful over the last decade and proximity to good recruiting areas.
|3 days 19 hours ago||Maybe development is less||
Maybe development is less important to the top players considering they believe they are NBA ready and just need a place to play for a year? Beilein has yet to have a player go pro after their first year, and hasn't produced an NBA star yet either. Add in the dirtiness of basketball recruiting, the potential NIke/Adidas issue and the long history of success of Kentucky and Duke basketball who we seem to be going up against a lot for recruits and you have a recipe for a lot of recruiting struggles. I like that Beilein and co shoot for the stars recruitingwise, but they might be better served targeting the players in the 40-70 range instead of the top 40.
|3 days 20 hours ago||How did a kid with Dawkins'||
How did a kid with Dawkins' athletic ability who can clearly shoot the ball go so under the radar?
|6 days 21 hours ago||Would be great for him to end||
Would be great for him to end up in NE but I don't think he has the mentality they look for in players.
|1 week 1 day ago||Unfortunately that will||
Unfortunately that will likely be too late to have a big impact on 2016. These relationships develop early and Michigan is already behind most schools with established coaching staffs, esspecially with so many coaches from the NFL. I think this class may be a bit of a let down for fans based on expectation but 2017 will be much better. Similar to the 2013 class for Hoke, the second full class for Harbaugh will be great.
|1 week 1 day ago||There's a huge gap between||
There's a huge gap between your definition of middle class and upper class. I know there are a lot of people with no savings in this country, but there are also a bunch who have some savings but aren't able to just stop working. If someone can stop working and have enough savings for a year, that doesn' t mean they are anywhere close to upper class. They clearly still need to work but can last a lot more than a month and keep paying their bills.
|1 week 1 day ago||The original article lacked||
The original article lacked tact but it wasn't completely wrong. If you have a $2 million house and make $250,000, you are probably spending $70,000 a year on the mortgage, lose another $70,000 to taxes and then are paying the full cost of tuition for your kids because you get no financial aid. Clearly those are all choices and you can live in a cheaper house (though maybe not near where you can earn a $250,000 salary) and send your kid to a state school but in areas like SF and NYC that's not 'rich' money. Upper middle class sure, but not upper class.
|1 week 1 day ago||Good to see a lot of the||
Good to see a lot of the Michigan recruits excited about Michigan again. Was a bit worried seeing all the top players in Michigan crystal balled to MSU, OSU, and other teams. Hopefully Harbaugh can land most of the top 7-8 guys in the state and keep OSU out. Don't have much hope for Hayes(who wants to leave the area) but Hill should be flippable if his brother likes the new staff, and not sure how the Weber situation will affect Onwenu.
|1 week 3 days ago||Instead of starting a new||
Instead of starting a new thread I figure I'll ask this here. Is Michigan having a Junior Day this year? There tended to be a big visit day in February past years but I haven't heard much about that this year. Seems like a lot of recruits from the state of Michigan tonight for the MSU game but no other prospects.
|1 week 4 days ago||Solution to the walk on issue||
Solution to the walk on issue with scholarships could just be that players who leave before their eligibility is up can have their scholarship transfered to a walk on who has paid their way for at least 2 years. Might even leave more scholarshipsf or walk ons than the current system.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||With temporary email sites so||
With temporary email sites so easy to use it's really not that hard.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I can't wait to hear how||
I can't wait to hear how Saban justifies the NLI as being good for players and complaining that players don't want to sign it anymore.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||The thing about the Weber||
The thing about the Weber sittuation isn't that the coach left, but rather that the coach was on the phone with him until midnight before signing day trying to reasure him that he was making the right choice coming to play for him at OSU whie he knew he was leaving for another job the next day.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||It's just a word.||
It's just a word.
|3 weeks 18 hours ago||I don't think the Florida DL||
I don't think the Florida DL coach who left announced it until signing day so the Texas coach couldn't take the job until then. Also could have been a stipulation of Texas to let the coach out of any buyouts only after signing day.
|3 weeks 18 hours ago||I don't think Florida wanted||
I don't think Florida wanted it out that their DL coach was leaving either. They have a recruit who is reconsidering after their staff shake ups as well.
|3 weeks 19 hours ago||It is frowned upon to name||
It is frowned upon to name names before the players/school release it, but Hoke alluded to a couple OL who might have career ending injuries.
|3 weeks 19 hours ago||One thing people don't seem||
One thing people don't seem to mention much is the unlevelness of the playing field between recruits/their families and the coaches. These coaches make millions of dollars in part because they are masters of manipulation and salesmanship. They are paid to convince families and 17 year olds, who have never gone through this process before, to sign with their school. Hopefully the HS coaches help their players out, but many of them also have aspirations of moving up to the college ranks and pushing a kid in one direction may help them land a job.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Yep, I started a thread||
Yep, I started a thread asking why any top level recruit would sign a LOI, especially after what has happened over the last 2 days with Florida, UCLA and now OSU. Why give up all your rights for very little in return. Almost no one won't save a spot for a top 100 player and you can enroll anyway without signing the LOI.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Agreed, anything that gives||
Agreed, anything that gives the coaches more control over the kids is going to be exploited. People need to stop looking at this as an agreement between 2 adults on equal footing. Coaches are very experienced at manipulating people and have a huge advantage when they are trying to convince a 17 year old kid.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Yes, it could be solved with||
Yes, it could be solved with rule changes but that's not going to happen any time soon so why not let the kids take it into their own control. And in terms of binding on both ends, what about when the coach leaves for another job, does his new coach have a right to not let him out of his LOI?
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I agree, but they also||
I agree, but they also shouldn't be forced to sit out a year if they transfer when coaches can bail anytime they want without major penalties.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||At some point you lose||
At some point you lose leverage in them holding your spot. No top 25 program will hold the spot for a 3 star they can replace by poaching from a MAC team. Top 100 was a guess at a ranking where recruits become a bit more replaceable. Obviously depends on how the coaches view the value of the player because they go by a lot other than the rankings.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Yes, this seems to be the||
Yes, this seems to be the best solution I have read to fix the oversigning issue. Completely turns around the concept of roster management from one where you want to cut dead weight to one where you want to keep as many guys around and make them contributors. I think you could go under 25 per year to something like 23 which would be 92 over 4 years. But teams like Alabama that have maybe 7 3year players per class and a lot who don't redshirt, you would hear Saban complain that this hurts the kids because fewer kids don't have the opportunity to get an esteemed Alabama degree. So it would probably stay at 25 which could actually level the playing field a bit when a lower level team could field 50 players who are 4th or 5th year players against a team like Alabama of mostly 2nd and 3rd year players, though it would also strain budgets of schools that struggle to support their athletic department.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||18th.||
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Prior to last week, did the||
Prior to last week, did the NFL refs actually pull out a pressure gauge and test each ball the teams provided or did they just feel them and judge them to be ok? I can't imagine them spending the time before every single game to measure the exact pressure in each ball.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||First time I've heard the not||
First time I've heard the not a hard worker about him. Any sources on that?
|4 weeks 2 days ago||The 25 yard line change for||
The 25 yard line change for xp is a poor fix, it needlessly complicates the game. They should just eliminate the xp all together and make TDs worth 7 points. If you want to risk 1 point to go for 2 you can do that, but the xp is a total waste of time and not worth "making more interesting".
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Supposed to be flying into||
Supposed to be flying into NYC from Florida at 1 tomorrow, just as the blizzard warning goes into effect. Already switched from the 9 pm flight but I don't know if it will be enough.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Subs, lots of subs.||
Subs, lots of subs.