the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
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|15 hours 7 min ago||double post||
|15 hours 8 min 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.
|15 hours 15 min 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.
|15 hours 45 min 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.
|15 hours 49 min 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.
|4 days 18 hours 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.
|4 days 20 hours 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.
|6 days 17 hours ago||Love the subdued "holy shit"||
Love the subdued "holy shit" as he's about to cross the finish line.
|1 week 4 hours 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.
|1 week 3 days 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.
|1 week 3 days 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.
|1 week 4 days 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.
|1 week 4 days 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.
|1 week 4 days ago||Smoke baby fetish?||
Maybe OP has a smoke/demon baby fetish.
|1 week 4 days ago||Which assistants?||
Not to be the turd in the punch bowl, but which assistants have gone on to great coaching careers out of Michigan in the last 10-20 years? Montgomery to Oklahoma was the only one I can think of lately that moved up. Going back to Carr, Hoke has pretty much been the only one to amount to anything, right? Wasn't one of the big criticisms of Lloyd that he never had much of a coaching tree?
|1 week 5 days ago||Are you serious?||
How in god's name do you think that inverting the video will avoid copyright rules? It's still the same content. You could invert, flip it, make it black and white, or even one of those old timey film looks on it and the content would be the same.
|1 week 5 days ago||Yeah, fuck them for||
Yeah, fuck them for protecting their property. Dicks.
|1 week 5 days ago||Oh the irony||
You're pissed that YouTube is using your materials for their own (financial) gain, while you're using other people's materials for your own (enjoyment) gain. Makes sense.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Mike Cox is never irrelevant||
Mike Cox is never irrelevant. (5th grade snickering...)
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Jets are listing him at OL||
Jets are listing him at OL and worked him out as a guard, so he'll be on the OL.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Offense/punt returns = Woodson 2.0||
He's got the ability to play on offense and be an electric punt returner like Woodson was. So I think Woodson 2.0 is a better comparison than Ty Law 2.0
|4 weeks 6 hours ago||Whole lot more balanced than the Big Ten||
Whole lot more balanced than the new Big Ten. Plus, everyone is overlooking the fact that we have to play Indiana, Maryland, and Rutgers every year now. Fuck. That.
|4 weeks 6 hours ago||But on the flip side||
You'll only have one of Michigan, Ohio State, and Penn State (when they get their shit back together) in your championship game every year. That's going to hurt whoever's left on the outside's shot of getting into a playoff. Like it or not, the Big Ten ain't getting the same love that the SEC gets in that regard.
|4 weeks 6 hours ago||Weak is a massive understatement||
The East is crazy stacked. Wisconsin must be absolutely thrilled with this alignment. They have a pretty clear path to the championship game every year.
|4 weeks 6 hours ago||Because that was annoying when that happened||
Because that was annoying when that happened...
|4 weeks 1 day ago||I think Woodson is a solid comparison||
I think Woodson is a solid comparison. The ability to be a lock down corner, play both ways, and be an electric return man. Hell, they are even both 6'1"
|4 weeks 1 day ago||They are low on the state of Ohio in general||
Only two players in the state of Ohio cracked the ESPN 150. I think the state of Michigan had 4 or 5.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Kid could easily be a stud at WR too||
Watched them the other day and came away equally impressed. Considering his ability to return punts and kicks, he'd be like a Woodson 2.0. Which like, yes please.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||If you're a top 15 pick, then yes||
I think if you're going to be a top 15 pick, then yes, its probably worth it because you're getting that rookie contract with the guaranteed money that comes with it. But if you're in the bottom half of the first round, then no, its not worth it because you could easily slide into the second round and be out of the league quickly, no guaranteed money, and be left with a career floating around Europe.
Plus, if you go at the end of the 1st round, you can have a D. Morris situation where you go to a good team and sit on the bench with limited opportunities to crack the starting lineup. Stay in school, work on your game, and enter the league in a situation where you have a better shot of getting a lot of playing time to showcase yourself for that second contract.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Haha..oops||
Sorry, missed that one. My mind was being ravaged by the corporate horror known as "expense reports."