"He's a hard worker, and he watched me and Tim (Hardaway Jr.) and Nik (Stauksas) put work in to become (first-round picks), and I'm just happy he's getting better," Burke said. "It's great for the program, too. It shows what type of program the University of Michigan is and the direction it continues to go in."
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|22 hours 21 min ago||What's your definition||
of 'a significant time in the minors'?
|22 hours 56 min ago||NCAA baseball||
Actually puts a lot more players in the pros then once in a decade type circumstances. Sure a lot of people go straight from high school to the minors or from a foreign country to the minors but there are a lot of players who played NCAA baseball that go on to successful MLB careers: Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, Barry Larkin, Jason Giambi, Mike Schmidt, Jeff Kent, Will Clark, Rafael Palmero, Fred Lynn, Dave Winfield, Paul Molitor, Mike Mussina, Tim Hudson, Todd Helton, Albert Belle, Ryan Braun, Lance Berkman, Jason Varitek.
|1 day 2 hours ago||Depends||
There might be a huge difference between the S&C program he had in high school and the one he has at UM. If so, it wouldn't be hard for him to put on a decent amount of good weight.
|5 days 22 hours ago||I wonder||
if they are looking into what the costs associated with an MLS game are. My daughter plays soccer so we usually hit one or two of the local MLS games a year. One thing I like is the MLS games are easily one of the more affordable sporting events that my family and I attend.
|6 days 1 hour ago||Ohio State||
While the defensive backfield might be green, a rock solid to possibly dominant dline could cover up a lot of deficencies there.
|6 days 1 hour ago||Free||
You think the season ticket holders that go are going to be given free popcorn, parking, drinks, etc.? I could be wrong but I'm guessing while entrance to the Big House is free, the associated items won't be - parking, concessions, etc.
|1 week 15 min ago||This picture||
never gets old.
|1 week 4 days ago||2nd Rose Bowl win||
UM won some bowl games between the '81 and '89 Rose Bowls.
|1 week 5 days ago||Hutchinson||
In 1997 (redshirt freshmen - the year you say he was a liability) he was 1st team all big ten by the media and 2nd team all big ten by the coaches.
In 1998 (redshirt soph - the year you say he was just competent) he was 1st team all big ten by both the media and coaches.
|1 week 5 days ago||Your last sentence||
If a team is losing in the 4th quarter, especially by 2 scores or more, the odds are they are going to start throwing the ball more and reduce the amount of times they run ball.
|1 week 5 days ago||Yeah, unfortunately||
I and others went into 2013 thinking the oline couldn't be worse then it was in 2012.
|1 week 5 days ago||Jerry Hanlon||
Why doesn't Hoke give Jerry Hanlon a call and ask him if he wants to be a part time consultant for 20-30 hours a week????
|1 week 6 days ago||Uggggh||
"Brady [Hoke] needs to win," Schlabach said. "The problem is, Urban [Meyer] has turned OSU into a juggernaut and now Dantonio has built a really good program at Michigan State."
I thought Tressell pretty much had established OSU as a juggernaut. They just had a hicup when Fickell had to be head coach for a year, Pryor bolted for the pros and freshmen Braxton Miller had to play QB.
|1 week 6 days ago||One of the questions I have||
is does this give the players an incentive to not take classes or take the very minimum number of classes while they are playing?
What's the point of taking a full load or attempting to get your degree in 4-5 years if you know once your eligibility is up you can then focus on the academic side of things.
Or is this mainly geared to the players that leave early to try and play professional sports? If you're at the school for 5 years and do not get your degree, that's your fault - no more free ride for you. If you are at the school for 3 years, and turn pro, when that is over you can come back and try to get your degree.
|1 week 6 days ago||Colorado sucks||
CU hasn't had a winning record since 2005. Since then they've gone: 2-10, 6-7, 5-7, 3-9, 5-7, 3-10, 1-11, 4-8. They hired a new coach in 2013 so it'll be interesting to see if they can turn it around, but right now, the only thing attractive about that game is the name.
Central Florida could be interesting, but I'm curious how they are going to do without Bortles.
|1 week 6 days ago||Hockey||
Should hockey just go to shootouts after one overtime?
|1 week 6 days ago||Night games||
I think there are a couple things that come into play:
1) The weather in the south is usually still very hot and humid in September. It's probably much more appealing to the fans and players to have a good amount of the September games played in the evening then during the afternoon. The Arizona schools as well as USC/UCLA I believe also play a good amount of their home games early in the year at night because of this.
2) TV. Most, if not all, of the starting times for games these days are set by TV. It's probably not to hard for Brandon to convince ABC/ESPN to put the ND game in the prime time slot. Considering how weak the Big Ten's reputation nationally has been lately and how weak UM's non-conference slate has been other then ND, it'd probably take a pretty good argument by Brandon to get one of the other non-conference games or games against a lower level Big Ten opponent on ESPN in prime time. That being said it does seem that UM plays a fair amount of away games at night.
|1 week 6 days ago||PSU rush defense last year||
"I'm sort of stunned there are any metrics whereby Penn State qualified as having a "good" rush defense last year." - You must not have watched the UM-PSU game last year.
|2 weeks 22 hours ago||question||
If a player were to get 2 yellow's in the semi-finals, is he out for the finals?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||2 minute drill||
Hoke has definitely made some good/gutsy calls with fakes and going for it on 4th down, but the 2 minute drill continues to be sore spot. It's almost like they don't practice it and I know that has to be false.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Young guys||
Most teams have some youth. The UM defense is going to have a lot of experience this year. Guys who will be seeing significant action for the 3rd year in a row - Taylor, Ryan, Bolden, Morgan, Countess (not in a row but has started 2 years), Beyer and Clark.
Guys who are going to be in their 3rd year in the program and have seen a good amount of playing time already - Glasgow, Wilson, Ross, Henry, Pipkins, Ojemudia, and Wormley
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Defense and Penn St||
Take a look at the second half drive chart for PSU. After the first two possessions in the second half where the UM defense created two turnovers, they fell apart. Every possession PSU had after that was a 50+ yd drive. They scored on all but one - a missed FG.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Dline||
I think this is the key to the defense. The back 7 has a good amount of experience. Part of the problem last year imo (and really the last couple of years) with the db's was the lack of pressure from the dline and/or 3 man rushes. Any decent QB, if given the time, is going to find an open receiver. To often it seemed the opposing QB all the time in the world and eventually find an open receiver.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Porta potties||
will be placed throughout the stadium for those that don't feel like paying for the privilege of going to the restrooms that have plumbing.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I'm guessing||
that most Nebraska fans look upon the Callahan years as a disaster, maybe not to the extent that some UM fans view the RR years. Nebraska had a coach come in and attempt to do a 180 with the program - move it from a run oriented offense to a pro style passing offense.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Coaching changes||
Agree on Wisky being more successful than Iowa while probably doing something very similiar. I'm wondering if the chose Iowa because Ferentz has been the constant at Iowa now for a long time whereas Wisky has had 3 coaches in the last 10 years.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Question||
First, good post. We have a daughter who is 11 and what you say about the rec and travel/competitive soccer in the US is spot on.
Question though - if the kids from lower income families cannot afford to have their children plays competitive/travel soccer, how do the children from the lower income families in other countries afford to send their children to the soccer academies?
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Sold Out||
I'm pretty sure there have been games since that were not sold out. UM doesn't trumpet any kind of consecutive sell out streak,. They hang their hat on consecutive games with over 100,000 in attendance.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Portugal||
I too thought it was pretty interesting how little Portugal seemed to celebrate the tying goal. They were less then a minute away from being eliminated from the knockout stage. You'd think they would have been thrilled to keep their slim hopes alive, but there was very little emotion. Renaldo walked off the field immediately after the final whistle blew and just by looking at him, you would have thought they had been eliminated from the knockout stage.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||That would||
negate just about any chance of Portugal being offsides in a counter situation. Renaldo could cheat all he wanted down the field.