this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
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|3 years 35 weeks ago||10 year war||
That is all.
|3 years 43 weeks ago||Hand them some lighter fluid||
Hand them some lighter fluid and tell them there is a couch on the front porch. Problem solved.
That is all.
|4 years 16 weeks ago||Let me Google that for you....||
I'm just sayin'....
|4 years 17 weeks ago||I was bottles only until I ran into Oskar Blues||
I had always shunned cans for their metallic taste, but have recently been converted by Oskar Blues brewery. Dale's Pale Ale has become a staple of my beer lineup, but is only available in cans. The Dale's can seems to be of a higher quality than the Miller-Bud-Coors cans and there is no metallic taste. I have also tried canned varieties of Sly Fox beers and found no difference between the bottled and canned product. I hope (and am somewhat confident) Bell's will produce a high quality canned product as well.
|4 years 19 weeks ago||I'll be working....||
...from the bar.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||Novak the Hulk||
The rebound Novak pulled down in traffic during the 2nd half was my favorite play of the game right up until his final trey and steal to seal the victory. I love the way he throws off a pile of people and comes up swinging. For those who don't remember the rebound, UMHoops.com, has it up as play #3 of the 5 key plays post.
Novak reminds me of Bill Bixby from an old episode of The Incredible Hulk when he busts out and throws off people twice his size to get to the ball. Novak's a seemingly mild mannered guy who accomplishes unimaginable feats of strength when he's angry, and if you're going to play Michigan, you don't want to see Novak when he's angry....you wouldn't like him when he's angry.
|4 years 26 weeks ago||I started receiving blocked||
I started receiving blocked attack notifications from Norton Saturday morning when I loaded mgoblog pages. This only occurred with Chrome and only on one computer. I ran scans with Norton and Malwarebytes and found nothing. Uninstalled and reinstalled Chrome and have not received the notification since.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Offensive power = average||
In my book...
Offensive power = average output
Consistency = variance
Changes are measured across the entire season, not a single game.
I expect a lower average output and a lower variance for the season. With less average output, we might see fewer average points, but we will also see less of a variation in points scored.
For OSU game, I hope the impact of a variance improvement is more points scored as we close the gap between our maximum and minimum output. I also hope an overall defensive improvement reduces OSU points scored for an outcome of a Michigan victory.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||What about TOP?||
What, no prediction on TOP? JK. Don't tase me, bro.
I think this prediction is quite rational given our players, new staff, and the anticipated changes on offense and defense. I also like that the expectation does not come with a statement on wins and losses at this point. It's too early to tell.
Please add the "god willing" statement to any further predictions of turnover margin as well. If we cannot improve in this category next year we will not be able to mask a drop in offensive power.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Borges could pull off a||
Borges could pull off a pretty good Dr. Evil if he had better eyebrows.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Welcome to Michigan!||
You are going to play with
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Michigan does not give up on people||
I am sorry to see him go, but it is clear he will never have the attitude to push forward against adversity. The victim mentality works great on Oprah. It doesn't take you far in athletics or other pursuits.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Frank's Red Hot Sauce||
I put that S**T on everything!
Best commercials ever.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||I think the question the OP||
I think the question the OP is asking requires us to take a step back and answer this question more broadly:
Hope that helps.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||That's actually pretty cool.||
That's actually pretty cool. I hope his Mom doesn't take it apart and put the pieces away when she cleans the house next week. The lego stuff I built never lasted more than a few days unless I hid it after I built it.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||That's a negative Ghostrider. The pattern is full.||
I'll pass. I like my job.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||It is what it is at this||
It is what it is at this point. I expected decommits after our conference play and bowl game performance. RR would have had difficulty closing the deal with our verbals as well. We can tolerate a dip in recruiting for one year while Hoke gets his team together. Next year will be more critical unless Hoke pulls in a banner class this year.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||You're right.||
Hoke was probably not the first "choice" or the first person terms were thrown at. He was the first person who met the hiring criteria and was agreeable to the terms. DB wasn't going to make the final offer until it was clear it would be accepted and only one offer was made.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Agree with your 1st paragraph.||
See my post below. Also, that first discussion of terms was probably not directly between Harbaugh / Miles & DB. They have people for that. DB engaged once it was clear that the candidate would, generally, agree to the terms Michigan was putting forward.
When we read in the news that Pinkel or Fitz turned Michigan down, I doubt they did that after a 5 hour interview with DB. It was done by their agents after the initial inquiry or set of inquiries from Michigan.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||The key to understanding this situation: definition of "offered"||
The way this likely worked with Miles, if LSU is telling the truth, is that Miles' agent talked contract terms with the office of the AD. DB's visit with Miles probably did not include the phrase "Les, I would like to offer you the head coaching position at Michigan". It was probably more along the lines of "So, we aren't able to come to terms, is that what I understand?" or "Sorry we couldn't make this work" or "What do you think of Brady?"
I am not guessing here, either. The typical first discussion I have when I am recruited for new positions involves expectations for compensation. I have the same conversation with candidates when I am hiring as well. The reason I do this is so I don't waste time putting someone through a long interview process if we are way off on our compensation expectations. The higher the level of compensation, the longer this initial discussion lasts -- especially if your qualifications for the position are well established.
So, we get back to the definition of "offered". I am sure someone at Michigan contacted Miles' people and basic terms were discussed. Miles, obviously, was not interested in those terms and the discussion stopped. DB probably never officially offered the job to Miles and he probably wasn't the person who talked terms with Miles.
So no one is lying. Everyone is telling their version of the truth.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Ric Flair gets more replies on this thread than a substantive||
comment on our next DC. I'm just sayin'.....
|4 years 28 weeks ago||We apologize for the delays in service.||
Crews are actively working to restore your Michigan football program. No estimate for restoration of service is available at this time.
I doubt Hoke had a lot of time to spend on hiring a coordinator Wednesday or Thursday due to heavy media and PR schedules. This weekend is a good time to finish putting a staff together. I expect announcements early next week so the focus can return to player recruiting.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Rock star or Michigan Man?||
The Michigan Man wins every time. I think Randy Shannon is a great hire, but after hearing about Michigan Men and how every staff member will have a fanatical love for our great University, I think a former staffer or player will be the likely choice. Hello Vance Bedford.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||I understand where you are||
I understand where you are going, but I just can't get on board with the comparison. I agree that people jumped on the Hoke-wagon just like people jumped on the Palin-wagon after only evaluating a minute portion of their credentials. In Hoke's case, some people got behind him immediately because he's a Michigan man who uses words like tough, effort, and gonna. In Palin's case, people heard guns, no taxes, and mama-grizzly and were sold.
Where the comparison falls apart for me is on the substance of their message. Hoke talks about toughness, effort, and team. Palin looks to unite her base in a similar way, but in doing so she creates a divisive atmosphere for the broader nation, which, IMO, is not a productive way to lead a country, or any organization for that matter.
On the surface, both Hoke and Palin might grab you with the on screen, behind the podium presence. They might also appeal to similar aspects of their base with their message. The difference? Hoke is trying to build and unify, Palin is trying to divide and conquer. One is trying to lead a college football program to championships and be a role model for young athletes, the other is selling books.
The jury is out on whether Hoke's approach will work. If he ends up on a Discovery Channel reality show in 4 years, we'll know it didn't.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||That's hot.||
|4 years 28 weeks ago||DB: Money can't buy me love.||
DB: Money can't buy me love.
Maybe you should follow his lead. Go buy yourself some love instead of banging out your frustrations on the keyboard.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||one thing I've been wondering about....||
...is why someone would dress up a dog? also, i wonder why people don't capitalize the first letter of a sentence? is it that hard to hit the shift key? another thing i've been wondering about is why do people capitalize MSM when they can't use a capital letter to start a sentence? i mean, that must prove that the shift key works on their keyboard, right? oh yeah, like, another thing i'm wondering about is why someone would own a rat-dog in the first place and then dress it up and then take a picture but not start a sentence with a capital letter? and one other think i'm wondering about is if people know what MSM is and if they prefer whips and chains or handcuffs?
i'm really curious what other people around here thing about this, if they've thought about it at all.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||What to make of it?||
Make like a tree and get outta here!
|4 years 28 weeks ago||You get fired at Auburn and||
You get fired at Auburn and take the next job offered.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Your breasts are spectacular.||
Your breasts are spectacular. What's this thread about?