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|2 years 23 weeks ago||The author of this article||
The author of this article completely screwed this up. If it was based on the rankings he would simply apply to more widely used national criteria to the regional schools. Even a "top" ranked regional school would struggle to make the top 75. Creighton accepts 80 percent of its students and as a 25 percentile ACT score of 24. It isn't some academic powerhouse.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||They offered Pallante a full||
They offered Pallante a full scholarship and had Williams as a backup but he chose ND. Maybe there weren't any other sleeper DEs that they liked in the class. I doubt that they just didn't consider backup options.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||That makes more sense. From||
That makes more sense. From the OP I thought you were looking into buying gold as an "investment".
|2 years 25 weeks ago||I don't know how you can||
I don't know how you can claim it stays pretty stable when it lost around 30 percent of its value in 2013.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Why would you buy gold?||
Why would you buy gold?
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Surely what you mean is that||
Surely what you mean is that you don't have any memories of buying a drink at Ricks until after you graduated?
|2 years 30 weeks ago||I disagree with the "major||
I disagree with the "major diversity" suggestion. I think it would only reward schools that offer a large group of academically questionable majors. Remember when Ohio State was making fun of Michigan for having so many kids concentrating on General Studies while they players majoring in "Family Resource Management" and "Sports and Leisure Studies". Furthermore, kids who didn't care would still be pushed into random majors.
I think it is actually beneficial to put players who don't have a specific interest into concentrations like General Studies at Michigan, Business at Notre Dame, or Science, Technology, and Society at Stanford (info from old mgoblog article "Destroy Harbaugh"). It gives them a manageable selection of classes(considering their intense athletic schedules) and allows them to take classes with their peers while offering them exposure to college level courses and helping them build basic communication/analytical skills. If they fail to make it in football and desire a more specific education at a later time, schools should offer them a full-ride and admissions help to a grad program of their choosing.
If anything, I think the NCAA should push to standardize education for atheletes across schools and ensure that athletes meet some core set of criteria in their coursework. Granting Terrell Pryor the status of Academic All-American is a greater mockery of college athletics than pushing kids towards a more managable course of action.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||Which RB coaches would have||
Which RB coaches would have made any of the RR-era backs into multiyear NFL players? Touissant's injury pretty much ended his NFL hopes. V Smith was never going to make in the NFL. STEVE SLATON IS NOT IN THE NFL. Does Rich Rod have any RBs currently in the NFL?
Rawls was just a body in the 1 month 2011 class. Jackson hyped him up. Jackson hypes everyone up. Justice Hayes is still under 200 pounds. Hayes will still be a RS Jr. He looked pretty good in the bowl game, even if he is moving to slot. Drake Johnson, who was supposedly very raw coming out of HS, was competiting for the starting job. I thought Smith and Green improved a good amount over the course of the year.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||He must not be a big Under||
He must not be a big Under Armour fan.
|2 years 34 weeks ago||It is also important to have||
It is also important to have 3 scholarship-worthy athletes at QB. So far, the 2011 QB class has been underwhelming. What QB would you have taken that you would feel comfortable starting as a RS Fr? Would it help the 2013 team to take another Bellomy-level talent over a guy like Willie Henry/Dennis Norfleet(last minute guys who are major contributors)?
|2 years 34 weeks ago||We didn't have relatively||
We didn't have relatively few. Last year we had 4 all B1G and this year we have three. Considering there are 12 teams and only 26 spots, we had a good amount relatively.
|2 years 35 weeks ago||The 2011 team ran the ball||
The 2011 team ran the ball pretty well. They also won a big road game against Virginia Tech.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||How is there a lack of demand||
How is there a lack of demand if the tickets are still over 100 dollars? There have been a few Michigan games were it was difficult to give student tickets away.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||It's supposed to be amateur||
It's supposed to be amateur athletics. Players who wish to be paid according to their free market value you can try to do so elsewhere or lobby the NFL to drop their ridiculous restrictions
|2 years 36 weeks ago||He could still get a pay||
He could still get a pay raise by leaving. If texas offers him 15 million a year, he turns them down, an they offer their second choice 7 million a year, Alabama would only have to pay him 7.1 million.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Doesn't the BWW pick before||
Doesn't the BWW pick before the Gator this year?
|2 years 37 weeks ago||What are you talking about?||
What are you talking about? Pretty much every coach hired into the league is a former coordinator/assistant. UW and Colorado hired coaches from weaker conferences(though petersen is a much bigger name that any MAC coach). Arizona and WSU took chances on disgraced offensive gurus and ASU hired Graham. UCLA snagged a twice fired former NFL HC.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||Amazon's CyberMonday site is||
Amazon's CyberMonday site is pretty sweet, especially for electronics. I pretty much just checkin on the deals on it all day. There are/were some really cheap TVs if someone is looking to pickup a second TV for their bedroom or something.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||Most of those guys appeared||
Most of those guys appeared compotent and to not struggle starting next to other veteran players. Schofield looks terrible this year and many people are saying Lewan actually isn't that great. How many times in Michigan history have we had this many young guys playing side by side on the OL/TE/FB positions?
|2 years 40 weeks ago||Set for years? Isn't Guiton a||
Set for years? Isn't Guiton a senior and Braxton a sophomore?
|2 years 41 weeks ago||So we can lose the extra||
So we can lose the extra practices?
|2 years 41 weeks ago||Yeah they don't usually lose||
Yeah they don't usually lose to less talented ND, Nebraska, Iowa, etc. teams almost every year.
God bless you man, hmmmmmmmmm,
|2 years 41 weeks ago||It is one thing if talented||
It is one thing if talented underclassman beat out multiple more experienced players for a starting position. Michigan has three young guys right next to each other on the interior that are pretty much playing their by default.
|2 years 41 weeks ago||Or we win out, they lose in||
Or we win out, they lose in the CCG, and we go to a BCS bowl while they go to the Outback bowl or something.
|2 years 41 weeks ago||He had won an NC with LSU but||
He had won an NC with LSU but not many would have said he was the best coach in CFB in 2007.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||Did watch FSU in 2011 when||
Did watch FSU in 2011 when those "veterans" were playing for the first time? They went 8-4 with losses to Virginia and Wake Forest with a defense that was more talented than ours.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||If your avatar pic is of||
If your avatar pic is of yourself you need to stop dressing like an ass. Drives me crazy. No headset. You look like an idiot. You look like a 3rd grader whose parents bought him clothing a size to big because they didn't care about how it looked and he would someday grow into them. Also, I don't know why you 'quoted' toughness and your puns are week.*
|2 years 42 weeks ago||Yeah Michigan never performs||
Yeah Michigan never performs well at home.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||They both had *a freshman||
They both had *a freshman starter.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||Young OL can contribute.||
Young OL can contribute. However, the odds that 3 young OL playing adjacent to each other against the best D in the country on the road are going not play terribly are pretty low.