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|42 min 50 sec ago||Virginia makes sense||
I could see him landing at a school like Virginia (or Virginia Tech if Beamer ever decides to retire). Mike London has one of the hottest seats in CFB. If he gets canned, giving Narduzzi a shot there could pay off. Plus (assuming he could keep them) they have two big 5-star defensive recruits in Andrew Brown and Quin Blanding that he could build around.
And given that Virginia is in the quasi-south, if he succeeds there, that would open up a lot of bigger ACC and SEC jobs.
|50 min 22 sec ago||They do, but not like Texas||
Think of Ohio State as a place like Ft. Lauderdale. Its nice, its sunny, you'd totally go hang out there for a week. But Texas is like St. Lucia or something like that. Given a choice, you're taking the week on the island in the Carribean.
|53 min 49 sec ago||Might be the biggest plus||
Completely forgot about that one. Austin over Columbus might be the biggest plus. Although that kind of assumes a coach has the time and desire to go out and hang out with the masses around town.
|1 hour 35 min ago||But if he can't do it, why design a play||
Comparing Parker to GRIII is ludicrous. Parker is a far better player capable of creating his own shots. If GRIII as stated above can't do anything when he's 1-on-1 with a defender, then why bother creating a play that puts him in isolation? Ace knows this. And JB sure as hell knows it. Running a successful iso play is highly dependant on the player having a skill set or a move that can win 1-on-1. GRIII doesn't have that.
|1 hour 49 min ago||That's what annoys me about the B1G||
Supposedly that's one of the reasons that Bielma left Wisconsin too. Its what annoys be about the Big Ten. They bring in more money than any other conference, but just about all of the schools outside of Michigan and Ohio State refuse to pay their coaches top dollar.
If they are content being the #3 or #4 or #5 conference out of the five power conferences, then stick with the status quo. The SEC has ascended to the top conference because they pay their coaches like they want to be the best. There's no reason MSU/PSU/Wisc/etc can't shell out $3M + $1.5 for some assistant coaches.
|2 hours 52 min ago||But that was before they became what they are now||
But that was all before they became the perennial national title contender that they are now. Expectations are higher. Prior to hiring Saban, Alabama was coming off a three year stretch where they went 67-54. So expectations weren't quite the same.
And just for reference, Michigan is in the midst of a 77 - 53 ten year stretch. So as bad as things have been around here, they were even worse at Alabama prior to Saban.
|3 hours 2 min ago||Just got a raise last year||
Not that he doesn't deserve it, but Narduzzi just doubled his salary to $500k last season. Not sure if MSU has the stones to give him another sizeable bump to the Mattison or Fickell (HA!) range of $750K. Sparty should be giving Dantonio a solid bump too. At around $1.8M he's underpaid.
In general, if the Big Ten ever wants to seriously try and compete with the SEC, they need to learn to pay their coaches a competitive salary. The conference makes more money than any other, so there's really no excuse for it.
|3 hours 10 min ago||Texas is not sideways||
Texas is not a sideways move from Ohio State. Ohio State is a good job, but not Texas good. Texas has WAY more to offer than OSU does -- money, talent bed, facilities, etc. Texas is arguably the top job in CFB. Ohio State is meerly a top 10...maybe top 5 job. So if Texas comes calling, you listen.
|2 days 18 hours ago||The backup looked pretty good||
Their backup QB Jennings looked pretty good after Mettenberger went down. He was a highly rated guy too and is a lot more mobile than Mett. With a month of practice they'll be fine. Maybe even better.
|3 days 11 hours ago||Disagree||
I think a 6-8 team playoff would actually make the season more enjoyable. In the current model (and even with the 4-team playoff) if your team loses a game, you're pretty much screwed. Lose two and things are even worse. And like we saw around here, when the season gets to that point, things get pretty bleak. And that's only for a team with two losses, which is insane. A greater margin of error should provide more hope and make for a better season.
|3 days 11 hours ago||Teams like MSU get hosed||
I agree that the current model screws over teams like MSU. They only lost one game. Same as Auburn. Hell, Stanford lost two and they are ranked higher than MSU. Yet, they don't get a shot at being in the title game because they werent ranked high to start the season. And by the time they were in the top 10, it was too late. A playoff (in theory) fixes those types of scenarios. But four teams is likely still too small since its doubtful MSU would be one of the four teams in a playoff (most likely FSU, Auburn, Alabama, Stanford).
|3 days 14 hours ago||Playoff would be an easy way to pay them||
If they did go to a larger playoff, it would be an easy way to pay the players. Take a large chunk of the billions an 8+ playoff would generate and put it into a fund for the players. If you want to cling to the amateurism of it all, make it payable upon graduation.
|3 days 15 hours ago||Six teams||
I do think it expands eventually, but i don't know how far. i kind of like the idea of a six team playoff. Top two teams get a bye, then you go 3-6 and 4-5. So you'd get something like Alabama v Ohio State and Stanford v MSU. But even that starts to get a little messy. With the conference championship games involved, you'd wind up with a lot of tricky matchups trying to avoid rematches.
|4 days 1 hour ago||Win the division||
Those are all pretty much the same goal. To win the division, they're going to have to beat MSU and OSU and anything more than two other losses probably has them losing a tiebreaker for the division title.
Plain and simple, winning the division is the goal for next season.
|4 days 1 hour ago||Totally agree||
I could care less what happens on the way there, but anything short of the Big Ten Championship game would be a failure in my opinion.
Its year three of the game and Michigan hasn't been remotely close to playing in it. If you're going to set winning Big Ten Championships as a program goal, you can't go 0-4 on even having a chance to play for one let alone win one. So they've at least got to get in the game next season.
And to get there, they're most likely going to have to go 2-1 vs MSU, PSU, OSU as well as win the rest of their conf games. That's a tall task given the last few years and what they lose.
|4 days 4 hours ago||Degree||
You're seriously overestimating the value of a Michigan degree vs one from Alabama. Unless you're going to B-School, engineering, or pre-med no one really cares if your BS/BA is from Michigan or Alabama.
|4 days 4 hours ago||Michigan recruiting||
Michigan recruiting is like getting into a relationship with a cute girl who's about 15 lbs overweight but has a gym membership. Things look good early on, but after Thanksgiving she hasn't lost the weight (and may have gained 5lbs) and now her hot friends are hitting on you.
|5 days 7 hours ago||Upgrade||
If I was a Huskies fan I would be stoked. Petersen is an upgrade over Sark. Its not too often that you get to upgrade when your coach leaves for greener pastures.
|5 days 7 hours ago||He had plenty of opportunities too||
The whole leaving sooner thing is a load of bunk. Petersen has been at the top of every job opening for the last 5+ years. And did people forget he just turned down USC?
|6 days 18 hours ago||So were all if the guys I mentioned||
I get that each kid is different but all those guys I mentioned were considered Mich leans late into their recruitment. Green is really the only one I can remember that went their way. Maybe Ondre was too but I don't remember much about his recruitment.
|1 week 33 min ago||Oh man...||
You know the wheels are starting to fall off the fanbase when Michigan gets compared to the Browns.
|1 week 35 min ago||Can you blame them though?||
I mean, you can't blame Michigan fans though, can you? Michigan seems to lose out on an awful lot of these high profile kids that start out as Michigan leans and put off their commitment close to signing day. Off the top of my head, there's been Hand, Garnett, Diamond, and Treadwell. Derrick Green is really the only one I can think of recently that actually picked Michigan.
So in a way, being pessimistic is being realistic.
|1 week 1 hour ago||I think you mean||
I think you meant to say:
I appreciate your interest in the team.
But rather than simply commenting on something you posted, I chose to create a whole new thread on how to offer criticism using a lovely picture of a burger.
I enjoy burgers too, and like using pictures of them like you do.
Is that how we're supposed to do it?
|1 week 1 hour ago||Alternative?||
He might be the kind of guy that's better in shorter and more focused bursts. And you might even see him bring more energy in that role. Maybe. But I don't think there's a good alternative to swap him out for in the starting lineup.
|1 week 2 hours ago||I'd like to see him focus on ANYTHING||
He just seems to float around out there most of the time. I chalked it up to freshman jitters or whatever last season, but this is year two man. If you're floating around at the college level and don't have at least one trademark talent (shooting, passing, defense, rebounding, hustle, etc.) then there's no way you're going to cut it in the NBA.
And you're right. Rebounding would be an easy one for him to focus on. Take that athleticism and be the best rebounder you can be.
|1 week 2 hours ago||I thought this was about me at first||
I thought this was about me at first.
|1 week 2 hours ago||GRIII man...||
I continue to have no idea what the NBA hype around GRIII is. He doesn't really do anything well outside of dunk. He's like a plus version of Brent Petway. He's just super athletic and that gets you nowhere in the NBA without a high motor. And he definitely doesn't have that.
|1 week 22 hours ago||I feel like McDowell is Nick Perry 2.0||
I feel like McDowell is Nick Perry 2.0 If he commits to Michigan, color me surprised. Seems like a guy that's looking for a reason to not go to Michigan.
|1 week 22 hours ago||Georgia's guys are done for the season||
Murray, Marshall, and Mitchell are all done for the year. Plus who knows how healthy their other walking wounded will be after a month. Georgia will remain a far from healthy team through their bowl game.
But Gurley man...he scary. Especially after Hyde.
|1 week 1 day ago||Actual game action helps too||
Plus, if Thomas is going to be the safety of the future, getting him in some actual game action helps too. Looking into the 2014 season, starting a safety who's never played a down of live college football isn't quite ideal.