Tennessee is not recruiting well just because they got 18 dudes
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|6 days 3 hours ago||I think that not only is||
I think that not only is there intelligent life, but probably lots of it. Only problem is -- it's so hopelessly far away that we will never encounter it. It's going to be just us for a long time.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||He applied to the MBA program||
He applied to the MBA program at Texas?
I thought that the 5th year transfer loophole involves finding a masters program that your University doesn't offer. Did that get changed?
|3 weeks 18 hours ago||A group of 85 OSU students||
A group of 85 OSU students involved in cheating -- gee when was the last time we saw that phenomenon?
|4 weeks 1 hour ago||Hawaii vs. Cal opening the||
Hawaii vs. Cal opening the season in Australia? Holy shit who thought that was a good idea?
|4 weeks 4 days ago||It's not even 3 scholarships||
It's not even 3 scholarships per year. It's 3 scholarships one time, with a refund on those 3 scholarships 4 years later.
Take Michgian's 2016 recruiting class, knock the lowest three guys off, and then add three more guys back in 2020 and you've got this "punishment".
|4 weeks 5 days ago||I could see a couple of major||
I could see a couple of major ways.
1. If the local Police Department has too friendly a working relationship with the football program and they are willing to collaborate with the team when it comes to covering up crimes or keeping them from getting investigated fully.
2. If the team has a "Code of Silence" that guarantees that the police will never have the information that they need to prosecute a crime, because the team always circles the wagons around the accused. This is the kind of thing that would come from the coach. He would be guilty of this even if he never gave instructions out loud.
I don't know how much of those Art Briles is accused of since I haven't followed this case closely. I am eagerly awaiting the report that is supposed to come out today.
Your concern is definitely warranted though.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||It shouldn't be easy to score||
It shouldn't be easy to score in hockey? Okay fine. It shouldn't be easy to stop 70 MPH pucks either, but nowadays goalies just do it by squaring themselves to the shooter and letting their big bodies and big pads stop the puck. It's horribly boring. Way too many games get decided by luck, random bounces, and who makes the fewest mistakes. Conservative hockey is awful to watch, and essentially every team in the league plays conservatively now, even the "offensive" teams. The defensively-oriented Montreal Canadiens team that won the 1986 Stanley Cup scored almost 100 more goals than this year's top scoring team, the Dallas Stars. The 4-3 games that you speak of are rare outliers, especially in the playoffs, and they shouldn't be. What would be wrong with having more of them?
If college basketball were like the NHL, then every single team would be the Bo Ryan Wisconsin Badgers. It sucks and the league has squandered God knows how many opportunities to create a following outside of its traditional areas. People need to stop romanticizing shitty, boring hockey.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I've got a big one that I||
I've got a big one that I think would help a lot -- eliminate the goalie playing the puck behind the net entirely. Like the offsides whistle, this is another feature of the game that has never made a game more interesting or more fun to watch. Make it so that the goaltender can't act as a third defenseman on dump-ins and it will open up the ice quite a bit. I love the idea of making the blue line thicker. Make it a few feet thick and make it so that you don't need your foot on the ice to be onside. You just have to break the plane.
I've got another one -- make goals scored the first tiebreaker in the standings. Defense has been so dominant for so long that organizations aren't building or emphasizing offenive talent like they used to. Bring offensive emphasis back to the game. Make offense a winning strategy again. Stop the trend of taking young, offensive-minded players and turning them into "responsible" forwards who score way less often. This has never been a more obvious problem to me than it has been watching the 2016 NHL playoffs. The decline of one-timer shots is particularly striking. Next time that you watch a playoff game, take note of how 95% of the players can't shoot a one-timer anymore. Just about all of them stop the puck before they take a shot, even with a perfect pass.
I disagree about flipping the puck out of play. Make clearing the puck along the boards up high a risky venture for the defense. That's a good rule. It specifically makes penalty killing harder.
I also disagree about making the rinks bigger. Watching international hockey, I can't see a positive effect of this. The 2014 Olympics are borderline unwatchable at times. The little changes that the NHL has made over the past 15-20 years to open up the ice have made fuckall of difference.
I am with you on expanding the nets. It's time. Add an inch on each side and an inch or two of height. The goaltender equipment has gotten wildly out of control and there doesn't seem to be any desire to regulate it. I can't figure out why, since I don't think that the bigger equipment is necessary for safety, but there you have it.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||You would eventually get used||
You would eventually get used to it but it does really suck. It's like sleeping with an alien face hugger on your face. They do have nasal pillows now but those only work if you sleep with your mouth closed.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Sleep apnea at the age of||
Sleep apnea at the age of 20. Damn that sucks. It's only going to get worse. Unless he has an obvious anatomical problem that can be corrected with surgery, the poor guy is going to need to lug a CPAP with him everywhere he goes for the rest of his life unless another new method comes out of the blue.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||It could be done to any||
It could be done to any phone, but isn't that the same for any search and seizure? They have a warrant if I'm not mistaken so there is due process at work.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||I'm with the OP. I don't||
I'm with the OP. I don't understand why there isn't a solution that doesn't involve giving the government a hack for everyones iphone. It's like showing a locksmith a search warrant and saying "OK, we have this search warrant for this house here. Now I want you to help us by making a master key for every house in the country."
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Couldn't you also use a||
Couldn't you also use a bucket?
|19 weeks 35 min ago||Poor Channing Stribling.||
Poor Channing Stribling. That tattoo is going to develop into an mgoblog meme somehow.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||Settling is very common even||
Settling is very common even with completely bullshit lawsuits.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||For lots of degrees, that is||
For lots of degrees, that is what you still might be doing.
Anyhow, like any other bubble, this one is caused by supply and demand getting completely out of whack. A big reason for this is that the conventional wisdom for at least my entire life has been "go to college go to college go to college". Get a degree at all costs. $10,000. $100,000. It doesn't matter. Get a degree. People haven't asked themselves in a long time if it's really worth it. It was worth it in 1970 when the cost was much lower and getting a college degree meant more in the workplace. But now? For lots of people, I'll bet that it doesn't make economic sense.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||There's not going to be a||
There's not going to be a painless way to fix this problem. But start by accepting that not everybody should go to college.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Looks like Gunnery Sergeant||
Looks like Gunnery Sergeant Hartman had the right idea. Mo fo got faaaat.
|23 weeks 5 days ago||Didn't we also compete with||
Didn't we also compete with OSU for the PWO services of Graham Glasgow?
I think that worked out for us pretty good.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||I think that this has changed||
I think that this has changed with the rise of prolific spread offenes. Great defense don't shut down great offenses nearly as often as they used to. Even Alabama is getting shredded about once per year lately. Offensive coaching and schemes have gotten better and harder to defend against. I find this to be a wonderful and refreshing change. It still doesn't happen every time but I like that there is a chance that Clemson could befuddle Alabama's defense tonight and score a bunch of points, even though most people think that can't happen.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Find a lawyer to accept the||
Find a lawyer to accept the money anonymously on my behalf. Tell him I only want a few million or so and let him keep the rest. Shore up the kids' 529 plans with the money that I earn. Pay off the house I would tell absolutely nobody besides my wife. Maybe wouldn't even tell her.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||I'll bet money the AD forced||
I'll bet money the AD forced his hand. RichRod seems so heavily invested in the 3-3-5 and to dump the only guy that he could truly trust to run it seems really weird.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||I don't think that Chesson||
I don't think that Chesson beat Hargreaves on a double move. I think that Hargreaves just completely blew the coverage and thought that he had a safety coming over the top. You can tell this because he doesn't immediately attempt to recover when he gets beat.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||The main takeaway from this||
The main takeaway from this is that 11-1 with a sweep of our rivals should be the baseline expectation for next year. Shit tons of experience and talent on both sides of the ball and a cupcake home schedule. It's time to have expectations for this program once again. And that includes winning big games on the road against our rivals. It's a hardcore "win now, no excuses" year before we get hit really hard by graduation.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||Another game on ESPN3? Can||
Another game on ESPN3? Can somebody please tell me why the BTN does not pick these games up? It makes absolutely no sense to me.
|28 weeks 6 days ago||You can't compare this team||
You can't compare this team to the 2012 team or the 2014 team. Both of those teams looked much better in the eyeball test department and their losses were more competitive games. Each of them lost a respectable game to Duke and the 2014 team lost a competitive game at a good Iowa State team.
The most optimistic comparison that is possible with this year's team is the 2011 team that started off terrible and then righted the ship in time to win one NCAA tournament game. An 8-9 NCAA tourney game would exceed expectations from this point forward and that's a huge disappointment for this team, which was suppposed to be one of Beilien's better ones (if you're going to have shitshow years where you don't make the NIT then you better make up for it with at least an NCAA berth the next year). My guess is that the current trajectory is somewhere in the NIT bubble range.
|29 weeks 1 day ago||It's way too early to assess||
It's way too early to assess the returns on the 2014 class. Thanks to all of the recruiting hits of 2012 and 2013, the recruits of 2014 haven't been needed. There are positions that could be better, but I can't think of any position that has been so mind bogglingly awful that anyone with a pulse should have been given a chance by now. Other than QB in the first half of the year, which we already knew we didn't get a great one in the '14 class. Or maybe RB, but we didn't get one of those either. I typically start worrying about freshman and sophomore recruits -- when the guys that are ahead of them are so bad that even a mistake-prone freshman should be getting playing time.
We really need that class to be good though. The 2015 class was another transition class and it was pretty disappointing, even as transition classes tyipcally go.
|29 weeks 1 day ago||If I am remembering right,||
If I am remembering right, Hoke also landed Graham Glasgow as a preferred walk-on in that transition class, and he had to win a miniature preferred walk-on recruiting battle with OSU for him. Given that our best interior linemen on both sides of the ball are Glasgows, that might have been Hoke's most significant recruiting win.
|29 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah but every time his name||
Yeah but every time his name has come up in a coaching search for the past 8 years the ole refrain of "he's never leaving"
|29 weeks 4 days ago||Chalk up yet another example||
Chalk up yet another example of "This guy is happy at <insert small program here> and he is never leaving for <insert program that will pay him more>" being wrong.