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|37 weeks 1 day ago||Me: Alex, I'll take Rich Rod||
Me: Alex, I'll take Rich Rod Screw Ups for $100 please.
Alex: Steven Threet's concussions as MIchigan quarterback..
Me: What is the result of fitting a square peg in a round hole?
Alex: Oh, I'm sorry, the answer is Why is Al Borges 10x the coach that RR is?
|37 weeks 2 days ago||The really telling issue||
and the problem we face, and will continue to fact the rest of the year, is the really terrible depth at key positions. RR screwed us on both lines. Our best wide receiver is playing for the first time, and was recruited as a quaterback. We now have zero depth at corner after our true sophomore cb (who RR did not recruit) is out for the year.
Brady will keep us winning, but it was a big deal to see Alabama put out three levels of first string players compred to one for Michigan. This will change. Soon.
|49 weeks 4 days ago||I read the account on the||
I read the account on the link from the students who live in the complex. What a terrible tragedy. It is very sad that someone would pull a gun in a fistfight about a girl. Some friendly advice, (as if anyone should need to hear it) to any college student, you see a gun, leave. Now. It doesn't matter if things are peachy. It's just not worth it b/c some yahoo with a concealed weapon permit may lose it. So so sad.
|50 weeks 2 days ago||If it's' still around, and I||
If it's' still around, and I think it is, a general studies degree, where you essentially design your own major would be a great opportunity. One could take classes on north campus for music and audio engin, lsa at central campus, and b.a. classes as well. And, if on track to graduate in four years, and reshirts his first, you could get a fifth year in as a grad student. I suspect this would also allow a player to take the harder classes outside of football season.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||This is a more coherent||
This is a more coherent statement than what was in yahoo (at least as above).
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State received a subpoena on Feb. 2 from the U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania requesting certain information from 1998 to the present about Penn State, Graham Spanier, Tim Curley, Gary Schultz, Jerry Sandusky and the Second Mile organization, as well as any records of any payments by Board of Trustees members to the University or to third parties on the University's behalf.
The subpoena also seeks reporting requirements of employers and staff relating to allegations of misconduct by staff or individuals associated with the University. The subpoena also seeks the preservation of emails, computer histories, and hard drives. Because of the volume of information requested, the U.S Attorney Peter Smith has extended the original Feb. 29 deadline for compliance.
I wonder how much the feds are really interested, as opposed to placing a little more pressure on Sandusky to plead guilty. He knows he will bring a shitstorm on the university of no comparison if proofs are put on the record about how much the university knew and when it knew it in comparison to how long he was permitted to use the facillities.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Board members of Sandusky's||
Board members of Sandusky's charity, or the PSU trustees? There is a very big difference. I can't see why trustees would be paying money to PSU on behalf of PSU . . .
Most likely, they are connecting dots between the administration, Paterno, et al and Sandusky. From there, they may try to show a "cover-up", and prior knowledge of Sandusky's abuse while still providing Sandusky access to kids at the school facilities.
From what I recall, this was pretty clearly the case from newspaper reports.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||My thought is this kid looks||
My thought is this kid looks legit and bring him on. Good pocket awareness and movement. Looks accurate from highlights. Decent arm. And he can see everthing on the field at 6'4". I like it!
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Rawls and Thomas are both||
Rawls and Thomas are both brusing style backs that can carry the ball alot, right? They seem, at least to me, to the be the likely successors to Fitz (at least at this point).
|1 year 14 weeks ago||One would imagine that if he||
One would imagine that if he intended to play college ball in Texas he probably would have found a way to stay down there another year. If you wanted to attend school her, you might well come back and try to enroll early.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||While I wouldn't hold your||
While I wouldn't hold your breath, Diggs is not out of the question. Madaris will be an interesting one to watch. Could end up at State, Ohio, or A2. I'd bet on A2 at this point.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Yes, that would seem the||
Yes, that would seem the likely candidate.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Yes. The reason he hasn't||
Yes. The reason he hasn't already committed to M is that we have already obtained commitments from some very very good OL. Instead of backing down from that potential competition, Diamond should choose the school he's always been a fan of. The competition will make him a better player in the long run, even if it means he doesn't start until his Junior year.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Normally, I think your||
Normally, I think your comments, even if I don't agree with them, are insightful. I think you're missing the boat here, on several grouds. First, Perception is Reality Ohly to those Who Perceive It. Lloyd Carr doesn't care what you, or anyone else on this board, perceive.
He knows, and he is correct, that he has given tremendous effort, time, hard work, sweat, sleepless nights, family sacrifices, etc., etc., etc. to Michigan (the football team, athletic department and University). LC was, and is, the definition of professional. He was and is a statesman for the University.
As pointed out astutely by Fuzzy, LC would never hire a PR firm. Unlike other, such as RR who was overly concerned about what people thought of him, LC might care, but probably not very much, and to the extent he does care would never, ever, speak publicly about it if he thought it might injure the University, the football program, or a coach (even RR now that he is gone).
And, while LC will not criticize you, or others like you who judge on incomplete and mistaken facts, perceptions and conclusions, some of us here will take that up in his name. To some of us not concerned with PR, or newspaper quotes, or openness of the program to the media (I still remember how enthralled Brian was with RR's first days and how much was access was given --- kinda' backfired, that one, huh, guys?) but instead with how the program functions, putting a winning team on the field who we enjoy following and postiviely impacts young men. These things are not always perceived by Mgosoftball or posters on this board or newspapers. Under, LC, however, it was reality, even if you didn't see it with your own eyes, or hear it with your own ears.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Uhhh. We have a coach who's||
Uhhh. We have a coach who's gonna be around awhile. Yaknow?
|1 year 17 weeks ago||There is no saintly image of||
There is no saintly image of Dantonio. He's a prick and most people acknowledge that. Spaties will deny it, but the way he handled the engineer beatdown and the remarks about the bowl game from that team have everyone else understanding what they're all about.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Well, hello, Samuel.||
Well, hello, Samuel.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||An inexpensive, but nice,||
An inexpensive, but nice, 2008 Sangiovese.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||If anyone has not read the||
If anyone has not read the USA Today article, you should. http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/bigten/story/2012-01-20/michigan-state-dantonio-michigan-coaching-clinic/52700868/1 Some very nice quotes. It was written impartially, and without trying to lay blame. Nonetheless, Dantonio comes off as a horse's arse.
Apparently he thought he ought to play moderator, even though he knew he wasn't:.
"How many guys got a guy that's going to play in the Big Ten?" Dantonio asked the high school coaches. After a couple raised their hands, Dantonio said: "One, two - so the two guys can go back there in the corner and talk about that. All of us right here, we're going to talk about recruiting for everybody. Let's go."
After a couple awkward seconds of silence, Wayne State coach Paul Winters, Siena Heights coach Jim Lyall and former Alma coach Jim Cole were brought up to participate on the panel -- and Hecklinski's time was done.
Larry Merx of the coaches association said there was a misunderstanding on the format because Dantonio decided to stay for the entire 90-minute panel discussion, rather than leave after giving a 15-minute presentation, as he had planned."
"I really didn't know how this was all going to work, this forum," Dantonio said. "This is the first time we've ever done this, and I just didn't know how this was going to work, and I didn't want it to become a recruiting presentation."
This is. Just. Classic.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Well . . . . I'm not gonna be||
Well . . . . I'm not gonna be mean about it, but the first hit on my google search led to:
Pink Diamond: This icon indicates that a four or five star recruit has a hidden interest in your school. Once placed on your Recruiting Board, you will be listed between 7th and 10th on their list. They will need to be recruited normally from there on out in order to sign them.
Wonder if Burbidge is still a pink diamond for UM?
|1 year 19 weeks ago||I really like the looks of||
I really like the looks of this guy. He's big, and has a good eye for the ball on deep routes. With the prospect of losing Stonum, it's really important to have a big target or two for Denard next year.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Don't fret about the hookers||
Don't fret about the hookers you allegedly killed because
Ultimately, we all know that you are true and right to deny the those allegations that any
Child could see were simply made up as folly for the
Horrible deeds done by Leach to your son in the
Electrician's closed and dark Lubbock.closet.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Respectfully, this doesn't||
Respectfully, your comment does not make any sense.
As part of his probation, he needed keep his nose clean. He did not have a license, because it was presumably suspended. It was suspended becuase he was arrested for driving under the influence. So, when he got busted for driving without a license (a consequence of his criminal conviction) he obviously violated the court's trust that he would carry out the remainder of his sentence without problems. He didn't do that. The court has stopped believing/trusting him. Therefore, the court decides to send another message in hopes that he finally "gets it".
Now, the football question is separate. I assume that he was not drinking, otherwise it would have been reported on. Likely, his indiscretion was driving himself to the courthouse/pbt/whatever it was on his own and without a license. That, in and of itself, should not be reason for dismissal from the team.
What may be reason for dismissal, however, is if Hoke said, look, you have got to complete probation without any difficulties and I trust you to do that. If so, he's gone.
On the other hand, I suspect what happened is that Hoke said, you can't drink. This is a problem. Stay out of trouble here out. Stonum was trying to complete his probation by showing up in the morning, but was dumb enough to do that driving himself. The issue will be what did he and Hoke agree on? Did Daryl breach that trust by driving without a license? Has he stayed clean and out of trouble except for the license?
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Here here.||
|1 year 20 weeks ago||In retrospect, it was||
In retrospect, it was actually a big Alabama fine. And, yes, your point is taken all the same, and maybe moreso!
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Arkansas fans told me they||
Arkansas fans told me they thought so after the Orange Bowl game. So, yes. He was amazing in the pocket as a Wolverine and still is. Can't teach that.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||I second the awesomeness of||
I second the awesomeness of Keith Stone, and the nominate the grandmother hug!
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Unfortunately (and almost||
Unfortunately (and almost exclusively because of Rodriguez' recruiting) Colin was right if he said that. Mike Martin will play in the nfl. Hemmingway will play in the nfl. Vanbergen will play in the nfl. Molk might. None will be the caliber we are used to seeing (likely). More importantly, all of them were Carr recruits who stuck around.
You tell me who from Rodriguez' recruits is going to be nfl talent. Unfortunately, many of them are simply too small to play a major factor in the nfl. Odoms is too small. Lewan -- maybe, maybe not, again due to size. Kenny Demens has a shot. Jibreel Black has a shot. Obviously Denard at another position, and perhaps Fitz. Maybe Stonum, if he get himself back on track. If I recall, 1/2 of them were actaully Lloyd's iitial recruits, who stayed afer Rodriguez was hired.
There are some young kids, who will be drafted higher, depending on how they perform. Blake Countess. Frank Clark. The incoming lineman who haven't played all have potential.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Considering Brian's||
Considering Brian's omniscience regarding things football, it's shocking to me that Dave Brandon did not hire him as our head football coach. More amazing, not even interviewed for recruiting coordinator. Seriously, did Brady ask Brian about Ondre's weight before we offered a schollie? This should be step one in any Michigan recruiting process.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||A beat, that man is.||
A beast, that man is.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Comparitively, I didn't think||
Comparitively, I didn't think the VT cheerleaders had anythng on ours.