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|8 weeks 4 days ago||Uhh||
Unless your name is Tyler Moeller and you play for OSU, then 5 games is just right... for a second redshirt...
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Huh?||
Is that like a pond?
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Comical||
Somewhere a bunch of NCAA cronies are getting high and drafting more stupid rules for people to get pissed about...
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Well,||
1. Completely different recruiting year. Very small class means that offers are more selective.
2. The local talent doesn't appear to be as plentiful as in the last couple of years, especially in Michigan.
3. Serious question - How would Hoke ever have the opportunity to be known as a closer when he only has 1-2 spots open by Thanksgiving every year?
4. Urban and Hoke have the same amount of bowl wins and B1G Championships at their current schools so.... is the gig up with Urban since he hasn't won 2 National Championships and 2 B1G Championships already. Wasn't that the expectation?
Sorry to sound like an ass, but there weren't many of us here that thought Hoke was going to be wildly successful within the first 4-5 years. There is plenty of time left in this cycle to add quality recruits.
I would only be worried if kids left Michigan after a visit and had meh things to say about the experience.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Hmmm||
The logical side in me wanted to upvote you, but the comedic side in me voted that we do another flyby.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Here||
+1 to you from the future!
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Sorry||
It's Monday after a great weekend. My body is at work in northwest Ohio. My mind... definitely somewhere far away.
|18 weeks 7 min ago||I'm in Japan right now...||
He committed yesterday. Sorry to ruin it for everyone early.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Congratulations!||
I was in the Wistert Chapter Class of '96. Lloyd Carr was our keynote speaker for the night. Although Carr was a great speaker and had plenty of wisdom to share, I can assure you that your night was much less dry than mine...
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Next domino to fall||
Will the NCAA then allow players to take official visits in their junior year?
|23 weeks 6 days ago||Assisted living?||
Assisted living? I'm pretty sure once foot meets ass that he has little concern for where his mother lands.
|31 weeks 5 days ago||Ditto||
to wishing him good luck.
On the other hand, his uncle can go straight to hell.
|31 weeks 5 days ago||Well||
They are still south of where I'm at so....
|31 weeks 5 days ago||Also||
Eff 2015 too, apparently...
|31 weeks 5 days ago||No||
His name was Mike Okisteeny.
|32 weeks 5 days ago||Well...||
He only played in 2 games, so...
|33 weeks 4 days ago||Good point||
I'm fairly certain that the official review of the Gardner fumble went right up to Delany in the booth.
The over/under for PI calls aginst MSU should be 4.
|34 weeks 6 days ago||Brandon doesn't have to make the call||
Brandon only needs to offer Hoke 2 options:
1. You get to keep your staff, but it will be at a different school.
2. Fix the offense with someone capable.
Smart money says Hoke likes his job more than his friendship.
|36 weeks 6 days ago||Well...||
Hoke's response could have been, "Nebraska knew what we were doing on each and every play and we still managed to score 13 points!!!!! That's progress over the last game in which we only scored 6 points."
|36 weeks 6 days ago||Wow||
Listening to the WHOLE game in your office? I recommend more fiber in your diet...
|37 weeks 8 min ago||Yeah||
I've heard that ass can be an acquired taste.
|37 weeks 4 days ago||We do need him.||
He is greatly needed on special teams. Otherwise we go through the whole "why are our starters playing special teams" argument that was such a hot topic last season. I would much rather have a talented freshman on special teams than a walk-on senior that may not perform as well.
When you have a serious uptick in talent more redshirts are bound to be burned. Great players want to see the field in any capacity possible. It is sometimes better to get a kid playing time and keep him around then it is to keep him on the sidelines questioning his decision for coming to play at a school.
|37 weeks 6 days ago||Facts are facts||
You are not performing very well in the points department...
|38 weeks 5 days ago||Well...||
You missed the comment about going over the top of the defense could bring up a few second and longs. Does this mean Borges will be going for the death blow on first down in this game? I hope that was a subconscious slip...
|40 weeks 5 days ago||Fine||
Except that we are 10 point favorites against Indiana...
|43 weeks 2 days ago||Problem||
I disagree with even bringing up age restrictions. Those are in place in football because of the glaring disparity in size and speed from high school to the pros. It is a safety issue, and to a much lesser extent, a quality of product concern, not a means to limit compensation.
|43 weeks 2 days ago||How is that simple?||
Collegiate athletics does not allow remuneration for anything other than attending classes. I could be a billionaire from Tuscaloosa and offer a kid $1 million to endorse hog shit once they were enrolled at Alabama. I guarantee that everyone on this blog would have a meltdown over the new ways in which "cheating" would occur once those flood gates were opened.
How would you limit the types of endorsement deals? How would you deal with Knight at Nike and his ties to Oregon, or Wexner at Limited Brands and his ties to Ohio State, or Plank at Under Armour and his ties to Maryland? You've just given them a legal avenue to providing benefits upon the condition of enrolling at their school...
|43 weeks 3 days ago||Right and WRONG||
It's about more than just football and basketball. Title IX says so. You are somewhat on the right track when you say it is not about academics. But, Title IX is tied to federally funded academic institutions. The structure is in place to offer a free education to all scholarship athletes in competitive sports regardless of the level of interest from the public.
The problem is creating a model that will not completely undo Title IX. There are just over 28,000 undergraduate students at UM. There are around 1,000 student-athletes. The university and athletic department already spends about $100,000 per athlete per year. $100,000,000 per year!!! How do you equally distribute funds in a pay for play situation when budgets at most institutions cannot accommodate? The problem that can arise from paying athletes based on their perceived value is that athletes from non-revenue sports can make a claim that institutions are not doing enough to increase the popularity of their sport and allow them the same opportunities.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||Sigh||
|43 weeks 3 days ago||Deja Vu||
That was my life for the first two years of being in our new (new to us) home. Got tired of purchasing hornet spray by the case, so on a whim I decided to sit on the front porch with a shop-vac hose with an extension in one hand and a healthy supply of beers in the other. Stuck the hose end near the offending entry spot and presto, thousands of sucked up hornets later I was able to go into the attic and safely remove the remaining hornets and the entire nest without so much as a single sting.