...talks about how UConn hasn't been in contact and how they're out. (HT: UMHoops)
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|4 days 15 hours ago||You absolutely need a second QB||
What's not that common is a school using only one QB for a whole season. Almost never happens.
|4 days 15 hours ago||Only 1 QB played every snap last year||
I read somewhere a few months ago that only one school from a BCS conference had a QB that played every single snap last year. I want to say it was Iowa. Or maybe Purdue. Definitely a B1G school.
|1 week 5 days ago||Yeah, he should get faster||
Yeah, its kinda crazy to think he's only a junior and should presumably get faster. The guy he beat in the 200m is also a junior, so that should be a hell of a race next year.
|1 week 5 days ago||Yes. Woolfolk ran the 100yd dash||
The NJSIAA records list Woolfolk as sharing the 9.7s 100-yard record. The 100m record is 10.2s set by Dennis Mitchell in 1983.
For those wondering, 100 yards = 91.44 meters.
|1 week 5 days ago||Finished the 100m dash in 10.8s||
Here's an updated article with times and whatnot.
He had a 10.8 in the 100, and 21.13 in the 200. The 21.13 was 4th fastest in state history.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah, all news from the Chicago NFTC||
Yeah, looking back this is basically all the same news that came out of the May 5th Chicago Nike camp. He announced his final four, a decision date, and plans to visit all four schools there. Maybe the 1pm time for the announcement was the new "news."
|2 weeks 2 days ago||You're right||
You're right. It is old news. Very old news actually.
Here's an article from May 6th talking about the June 27th commitment date, and his desire to visit all of his finalists before he commits. Wonder why reporters were treating it as something new?
I officially retract my jackass-y comments.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Today at the NFTC he said...||
Today at the NFTC he said that his first visit gave him "bad vibes" and was just "too chaotic." He did say his second visit that he took went much better, but wasn't good enough to put them into his top five or anything and he relayed that info to Urb.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||How is this old news||
How is this old news if Jones just texted his decision date and visit plans out? Are you from the future? Did we land Da'Shawn Hand? What about Adoree or Artavis? Did Brady Hoke develop a triple point manuever?? So much I want to know...
|3 weeks 13 hours ago||Because an editor has never let anything slip by||
The fact that it got past his editors means nothing. Its a stupid comment on his part that didn't need to be said at all, and as a spokesperson for the University, he'll be lucky to have a job after this.
Often the smartest thing you can say is nothing. Beckmann should've headed that advice.
|3 weeks 13 hours ago||Two regents already want him out||
Apparently, the regents are having a conference call about this today and two of them already want him out. So yeah, its news. And potentially bigger news shortly.
|3 weeks 13 hours ago||He's U of M's play-by-play guy||
He's U of M's play-by-play guy. How does this NOT belong here?
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Search committee members should get fired||
While the AD may not get fired, this is the type of thing that should get people on the search committed fired. You hire a firm to look for candidates, ignore their advice, and hire someone with the same checkered background that got you into the mess in the first place.
The people on the search committee had one job to do, and fucked it up in every possible way.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Definitely a story||
On its own, it might not be a story. But given what's happened recently at Rutgers, its a big story. Rutgers hired a search firm to look for candidates to replace Pernetti (who as a reminder turned a blind eye to a coach abusing his players), and Hermann wasn't one of the candidates that the firm sent back. So they hired a firm, ignored that firm's advice, and then hired someone without doing any sort of background check at all, and got a former coach that abused her players and co-workers. And as an added bonus, she boldfaced lied at her introductory press conference about not remembering the wedding where she A) was a bridesmaid at, B) caught the boquet, and C) was later sued for a comment she made on camera about hoping the bride/her asst coach didn't get pregnant.
The whole thing just screams total incompetence by Rutgers.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I'll eat a hot dog||
If this does prove to be a jinx, I'll eat hot dogs as punishment.
|4 weeks 17 hours ago||By NW's standards this is the best they've been||
By NW's recruiting standards, this is as hot as they've even been. Two 4-stars plus Doles in the span of a few weeks is outstanding for them. And better than anyone else in the Big Ten outside of Michigan over the same stretch.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||double post||
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Probably more about a free trip to Nike||
I doubt that Speight is traveling across the country just for help with his ratings. Or even the experience really. I would bet the primary reason he's going is to get an invitation to the Elite 11 Finals and The Opening held at the end of June at Nike's headquarters. The only way to go is to compete in one of these events. And at those events, you do get a ton of experience and training.
Plus, for the recruits, that's a hell of a free trip and a lot of nice swag. I'm just surprised he didn't go to the Elite 11/NFTC that was held in his own backyard (Wash. DC) a few weeks ago. Maybe he just wanted to see the Golden Gate Bridge.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||I get what you're saying, but its news||
I get what you're saying that these sites make money off of these kids, but at its core, its news gathering and reporting. There's a large audience of people out there that want to know what's going on with these recruits and what the latest news is. Much in the same way there's an audience in every town that wants to know what the latest news in the community is.
Both the recruiting services and your local news send reporters out to news worthy events, get quotes from notable people, and deliver that infomation to their audience and profit off the ads they sell built around there news reporting. The recruits don't get money in the same way the local gardener doens't get any money when he's interviewed about having the city's most kick ass garden.
And everybody in news distorts headlines. Its called a tease and it gets you to tune in or click on a link. "Is there something in your house that can kill you? Story at 11."
When interest in these recruits dries up (not happening any time soon) the sites will dry up too. But in the meantime, this is just how news works. Deal with it.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||The Opening was pre mono too||
His performance at The Opening was pre mono too. His shaky play in his senior year and at the UA game were all after his body said "no mas." So hopefully, pre mono Shane is the real one.
Or you know, he's a 17/18 year old kid and they have up and down days.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||ESPN has a free video discussing it||
ESPN has a free video discussing Speight at the Elite 11.
Its a brief mention, but hey...its free. And there's highlights.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Also, its a followup post||
In addition to all of that, its a followup post to the one from over the weekend about him setting a record in the 200m.
Just making sure the MGoCommunity has their facts straight. Peppers is fast, but not SHADOW FAST.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||We should totally recruit his shadow||
We should totally recruit his shadow. Its faster than Jabrill and able to stick to its man like glue. Would be a fantastic corner.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Love the subdued "holy shit"||
Love the subdued "holy shit" as he's about to cross the finish line.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Only 1 D1 team had one QB take all the snaps last year||
Fun fact, only one D1 team (Iowa) had just one QB take all of snaps in a season last year. Didn't do the research myself, by but that's what I was told.
|6 weeks 15 hours ago||The commercials thing is the best||
Passing a law to make the commercials quiter might be the best thing the govt has done in the last ten years. And I say that only half jokingly.
But as much as people want or think that the government should step in here, it'll never happen because the media companies make a ton of money with this model, and the cable companies have their own monopolies on the market and also make a ton of money. So we're just stuck with the current system and those lovely high bills.
|6 weeks 15 hours ago||The media companies would never allow it||
Here's your intro to TV -- the majority of the TV channels on cable are owned by like 4-5 companies: Viacom, Disney, Time Warner, News Corp, and Comcast/NBCUniversal. Lifetime is partially owned by Disney. So in your example, you're never going to get the 5 channels you want because Disney forces cable companies to bundle all of their channels together -- the ESPN networks, all of the Disney channels, ABC Family, Lifetime, A&E, etc.
And I know everyone always has this a la carte pipe dream, but it'll never be cheaper. The fact that all of the channels are bundled together keeps the cost of them down. So you'll never get just ESPN/ESPN2 for like $5 a month. If it ever went to a a la carte model, Disney would probably try and bundle all of their channel together for like $30/month or give you the option of getting ESPN/ESPN2 for $25 a month. Its the Costco model of media -- its cheaper to buy in bulk.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||This is the laughable part of the LOI||
This is the laughable part of the LOI. Technically, its a contract. You sign it and agree to play for that school, and in return, the school will provide you with a scholarship. Now, you see cases like LSU a few years ago where the kid has signed a LOI and LSU goes "oops, too many scholarship athletes on campus...peace out kid" and there's nothing the kid can do about it. Sure he could try and sue the univsersity and try and get his scholarship, but that would take years to go through court, and at the end of it, he just wants to play football and go to college like everyone else. So he just accepts the cut and hopefully finds a spot elsewhere.
If the recruit, like in Thomas' case, tries to flip the tables, the school can be as big of a dick as they want. They don't have to provide a release, and they can restrict him from going wherever he wants. And really, there's not much he can do about it.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Not a lot, and you have to go back far||
Miles and Mattison are definitely the best, but you have to go back almost 20 years for their time as assistants at Michigan which I wouldn't consider recent enough to fit in the whole developing coaches thing. Same with Vance Bedford.
Ron English I wouldn't really count as a success since he went Michigan DC -> Louisville DC -> Eastern head coach. That's a downward path in my opinion. Fred Jackson has been running backs coach for a 147 years. Not a lot of developing their either (except in outlandish superlatives -- he's still the best at that).
Scott Loeffler is good example. And Sheridan and Hoke I'll give you too. But both were Michigan assistants 10-15 years ago. And going back to the main point of paying assistant coaches, since salaries have exploded in the last 10-15 years in college football, Michigan hasn't really "developed" anyone outside of Loeffler maybe Montgomery and he was only here for two seasons and its too soon to know if he's a success story or not.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Smoke baby fetish?||
Maybe OP has a smoke/demon baby fetish.