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|1 year 35 weeks ago||So what will we say when we||
So what will we say when we find out he was actually expelled a week ago?
/s too soon?
Wishing him a fast recovery.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||He's kinda a jack of all||
He's kinda a jack of all trades type. Occasionally he takes his guy one on one to the hoop, uses his length to get a fairly acrobatic lay in. But he also spots up and knocks down a good amount of jump shots. When needed, he runs the point fairly well.Then again, I feel like he gets 8+ boards every other night. Jack of all trades, master of none, but when you can do a lot of things, no matter the matchup he'll get his oppurtunities.
He also has developed a knack for when yo use his abilities. I know he's a little turnover prone, but even though he's a solid shooter, he doesn't jack up any dumb contested shots. He can drive on guys, but he rarely forces it, he picks his oppurtunities if he has a good match up or its late in shot clock. On D, he's not a lockdown defender, but he uses his length to get into passing lanes and pull in rebounds. I think this is why the coaches have praised him so much, he's found a way to really make an impact despite not having one dominat trait, he really learned how to insert himself where needed.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||I applied from out of state||
I applied from out of state 8/9 years ago [insert obligatory holy shit I didn't realize it had been that long]. First off, Michigan is no where near as hard for out of staters as UNC. UNC is notorious for accepting a very low out of state amount (~10% I believe), where as Michigan wishes they could accept more at about ~30% (pretty certain it was around that when I went).
I applied in probably the worst year for out of state students. There was histrorically high yields in the previous 2 years (i.e. more students accepted their offers than anticipated), and thus my year felt the ramifications with lower acceptance rates. Needless to say, I got in off waitlist with credentials a notch below yours (3.85GPA, 29 ACT, no where near the extra cirriculars). I would say that unless things have changed significantly, you're practically a shoe (shew?) in. I also think being from Tennesee helps, there are not likely a ton of applicants from there.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Ok, I don't doubt your||
Ok, I don't doubt your knowledge, but I was talking about something a little different. This is not a court of law, or part of our criminal justice system. I'm not making a comment about our justice system as a whole. This is a university organization that does not investigate crimes. Correct me if I'm wrong, but they appear to be a neutral party meant to hear disputes between students. The accused gets an opportunity to share his side and question the story. This is different than a court of law, but it's meant to be an alternative option of dispute resolution. If after both sides get to share their story the arbiter deems a punishment necessary, I see no problem. I didn't say the accuser doesn't have to share his/her story, they just don't need to be subject to a cross examination, that's the benefit of having an outlet like this to resolve disputes. Maybe that's not fair, you know more and have insight I don't, but that's how it seemed to me.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||It appears the victim must||
It appears the victim must file the complaint, so it's a moot point regardless, but I was just envisioning a situation where the victim may be traumatized and perhaps unable so someone else files the complaint instead. Of course the accused has every right to question the story of the accuser, but that's done with the arbiter, the accused rapist doesn't sit in a room with the alleged victim face to face. Maybe I took "face the accuser" to literally?
|1 year 35 weeks ago||If there is enough evidence||
If there is enough evidence available for an independent arbiter to determine someone deserves to get punished, I don't see why it matters whether he or she spoke to the victim. And since when does an accused person have the right to "confront" their accuser? The whole purpose of arbitration is to have a third party be able to talk independently with both sides and come to an unbiased assessment
|1 year 35 weeks ago||I hope as a fan base no one||
I hope as a fan base no one begins with the "Well these are accusations, and it had to go through the due process....". If this happened at MSU or OSU, we would calling it out as a reflection of their lower moral standards. We should be angry as a fan base that this was allowed to happen, and I just hope there's some reason that explains why this would have taken over 3 years to resolve.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Completely agree. We should||
Completely agree. We should be upset and demand answers. There may very well be a reason (maybe long after legal channels didnt work, the victim chose this route), but if this was MSU or OSU people would be up in arms. Heck, weren't people saying there should be a suspension for the OSU RB who allegedly hit the girl outside the bar? If we can't hold our own institution to the same level, we are pathetic as a fan base.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Glad someone else noticed. My||
Glad someone else noticed. My GF who was only half watching (not a mich fan) all of a sudden says "that guy just punched him in the groin". I didn't even know what she meant then I rewound it and saw. Still wasn't totally sure he wasn't coming in to just block out (I'm sure dirty shit happens on boxing out all the time) but that looked pretty intentional
|1 year 36 weeks ago||I re watched that during the||
I re watched that during the game like 10 times. Could not believe it, he got mauled
|1 year 36 weeks ago||This sounds like someone||
This sounds like someone thinking it's greener on the other side. He makes assumptions about states atmospheres with just annecdotal evidence. He has no idea what it's like actually being an athlete there, of course things look that way when compared to his experience
|1 year 36 weeks ago||ahhhhhhhhh gotcha||
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Whoa whoa whoa man, lets not||
Whoa whoa whoa man, lets not get abrasive here. Ever heard of south park?
|1 year 36 weeks ago||I'm not your friend, guy.||
I'm not your friend, guy.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||The college life these kids||
The college life these kids live is much different than the one you or I experienced. Being a D1 athlete requirements an extreme committment between grueling practices, class, media commitments, etc. I'm not saying it isn't enjoyable in many ways just like it was for the rest of us who also worked hard, but I think it makes perfect sense that someone would want to leave that to go make a few hundred thousand or more a year and soon as possible.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Lets add he who's name shant||
Lets add he who's name shant be spoken to the list. Ok....Courtney Sims name can be spoken, but last I checked even he was bouncing around somewhere too I think.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Its unfortunate, but every||
Its unfortunate, but every fan base has these lunatics. They always have and always will. Its just unfortunate that modern technology has provided these idiots a forum where their opinion can make it directly to an individual. In the past, these people would have been relagated to the fringe of society. Thanks to twitter, people in their mom's basement around the world now have opinions which we are forced to be subjected to. Unfortunately for Damien as well, the 99.99% of Michigan fans who understand he's 17, most of us have day jobs and generally have more important things to worry about. So the .0001% seems a lot bigger when viewed through just the twitter spectrum.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Only the last group do I go||
Only the last group do I go into the game conceding a loss and not feeling bad. Otherwise, we will be competitive and likely favored by Kenpom in every other one. That feels just fine for me.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Well said||
I think its amazing that Belien has a program that looks like a consistently competitive tournament team. Can you believe just a few years ago we were ecstatic just making the tournament?
|1 year 37 weeks ago||You're absolutely right. I||
You're absolutely right. I did not even notice he said capital gain. Just saw report to IRS. It has been a long time since I took CPA
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Ah yes, forgot about that.||
As a CPA, I would never actualy advocate doing anything remotely similar to what I said. Merely brainstorming semi-crooked schemes for fun. 99.9% of the time you think of a "scheme", it turns out you were just forgetting something simple like you brought up. I also did several years of auditing and now I'm in consulting, but the extent of my personal income tax experience includes an internship in college, and what I learned in my one tax class in grad school years ago. I go to my own tax expert for 99% of tax questions. I also wouldn't pay you a time without a signed SOW and strict limits on discretionary spending :)
|1 year 37 weeks ago||You're technically||
You're technically correct....the only kind of correct when it comes to taxes.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Yes thats true, I was||
Yes thats true, I was paraphrasing in only saying he would pay taxes on the money received because thats not really relavent to the OP, he would be able to deduct his basis.
Proving a business would be pretty much impossible, however, I wonder if you could claim a hobby if you bought and sold enough tickets. In which case, you can deduct expenses up to the amount you earned (with a cap). So if you did have some net income, maybe you can claim some other expenses to offset that (shipping? I don't know what else there would be, but someone could get creative).
|1 year 37 weeks ago||It seems in the situation||
It seems in the situation described above, its assumed everything has already been paid to the University by the seller, in which case the charitable deduction is not transferable (if anything, the seller may need to report income for the amount he sold the tickets for....but we won't touch that). If it is the case that there is the option to choose a different person than the ticket holder to pay, then there may be a ways for the OP's buddy to get the tax deduction if the seller has yet to pay the PSD.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||I think this is just normal||
I think this is just normal college attrition. A guy burried on the depth chart at an elite program wants playing time somewhere else. Likely has nothing to do with old or new OC
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Just like "Fire Borges" could||
Just like "Fire Borges" could not be said enough after MSU, this thread is stupid can not be said enough times.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Valid point||
But I think this can be different, mainly because I predict Hoke giving Nuss a lot of freedom and autonomy. Nuss did not agree to come from a championship program to be told what to do. GERG on the other hand was plucked out of free agency (per se) after a miserably failed HC gig. While RR was probably a bit hands off the D, it was clear who the boss was. RR basically said "We know what Casteel did in wvu worked, I need you to help implement that here", which is when the issues came up.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Yes||
I believe, from glancing over SEC blogs, that they liked that he brought West cost ties to recruiting. While he has probably developed some small relationships down south after 2 years there, he is by no means bringing a significant southern recruiting presence. While he seems to be a solid recruiter, this will not open up any flood gates to new regions of the country
|1 year 38 weeks ago||The main reason getting||
The main reason getting thrown around (paticuarily on SEC twitter/blogosphere) is Saban talked to him about finding a place to "land on his feet". Initial speculation is Saban wants Kiffin as new OC. Nuss has also been considerd a top candidate in SEC to make a move to HC somewhere (interviewed for Washington job), Saban might be taking pro-active move in finding replacement, rather than waiting for him to leave.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||I think its a forgone||
I think its a forgone conclusion this guy will not be here more than 2 years. Thats totally fine, and I'm sure Hoke and Co know this and will be in contact with replacements the whole time. If he comes in and turns the offense around and leaves for a HC gig I have no problem. If he doesn't, and Hoke is gone, well we are pretty much in the same place as we expected with Borges.