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|5 hours 25 min ago||Maybe he'll be working for a||
Maybe he'll be working for a drilling company. He could say "welllllll..." all he wanted and no one would bat an eye.
|2 days 17 hours ago||That only works if you're||
That only works if you're developing future leaders from within. Michigan has failed at this too. They aren't really the leaders or the best. Or victors for that matter.
|2 days 17 hours ago||I think these are a lot of||
I think these are a lot of same "internal problems" we keep hearing about. Just general incompetence and shooting themselves in the foot despite all of the resources and advantages they have. Michigan appears to be broken from the inside and I really don't feel like they are competent enough to turn it around and become a premier program again. I think Nebraska is our ceiling when it comes to football. Which, considering they win 9-10 games a year, I'd take in a heartbeat right now.
|3 days 13 hours ago||Forgot one||
I also forgot to mention that he and the board also recently killed a sizeable donation that would have gotten UAB out of the red and into the black. Can't remember if that was tied to the stadium thing or not.
|3 days 14 hours ago||There's more to this than money||
There's a lot more to this than profitability. Bear Brynat's son Paul "Little Bear" Bryant has tried to run UAB into the ground for years. Intentionally. He sits on the UAB board of trustees and has made several moves over the year to hurt UAB. For instance, he blocked UAB from hiring Jimbo Fisher back in 2006 because he felt that would hurt Alabama's chances of hiring Saban.
Little Bear has held a grudge against AUB for a long time and wants Alabama to be the only program in the state. He turns 70 in Feb, and a state law won't allow him to be on the board beyond that. So dismantling the UAB program would be the fullfillment of a lifelong quest.
|4 days 14 hours ago||Should've been benched a long time ago||
I hope he goes. Not becuase he's going to get drafter high, but because he displays a piss poor attitude on the field. Hoke should have nailed his ass to the bench a long time ago. You play hard or you don't play at all. I think it'll be addition by subtraction for the WR corps next season.
|4 days 14 hours ago||CFL life||
He should put in some more effort or he's gonna be enjoying that CFL life -- Ford Tauruses, part time jobs, bills, and an uncertain financial future.
|5 days 16 hours ago||Seems to be missing context||
Yeah, seems like that's missing some context. Its probably as simple as regents: "have you found any candidates for the permanent AD post?"
Hackett (probably): "No. We're going to be forming a search committee in the coming weeks."
Regents (probably): "Ahh...cool. In the event this takes a long time, how long can you stay on as interim AD? A year? Two years?"
Hackett (probably): "I could do two years."
Article: HACKETT HASN'T FOUND ANYONE, PLANS TO STAY ON TWO YEARS!!
|6 days 5 hours ago||Yeah, I think everyone except||
Yeah, I think everyone except the defense has checked out on the season. If they get down early to Ohio State, that game could get real ugly.
|6 days 5 hours ago||At this point, a good combine||
At this point, a good combine showing isn't going to offset all of the film on Funchess. He gets pushed around by DBs, drops way too many passes, shows no ability to fight for the ball, and doesn't block. He'll have to have a combine for the ages, and then interview his ass off to offset all of that bad tape.
There were 5 WRs and one TE in the first round last year. Funchess is neither the top TE or a top 5 WR so I don't see the 1st round projections. In the top 50, there were 8 WRs and 3 TEs taken. I don't think Funchess falls in that group either. Just too many question marks for him to be one of the top 50'ish players in the draft.
|6 days 5 hours ago||Agree on Butt||
Watching that game I kept thinking, thank god we have this guy coming back on offense next season. Seems like our only weapon.
|6 days 5 hours ago||C'mon||
C'mon just about every route a WR runs doesn't end with a reception. And not every pass is going to hit you in the numbers. Your job as a WR is to get open and catch whatever is thrown in your direction. And if its not thrown to you, block your ass off. These WRs aren't doing any of that. Hecklinski has done an awful job with them.
|6 days 5 hours ago||That moment sealed for me.||
That moment sealed for me. Dude ain't ready for the NFL. If a tiny college corner is doing that to you, NFL corners, LBs, and safeties are going to eat his lunch.
Which will probably be on the ground because Funchess dropped it.
|6 days 5 hours ago||But that's what I'm saying...what ability?||
But that's what I'm saying...what ability? Those first round projections were based on potential and results from early in the year, but he's been really bad the last several weeks. NFL scouts won't overlook that. He's not a TE in the NFL because he's allergic to blocking, and he's not even one of the top 10 WRs in college so definitely not a 1st rounder. He's played himself down into the 3rd'ish round I would think.
|6 days 6 hours ago||Me either||
He's gone from 1st rounder to a guy I'm not even sure I would draft because I don't know what he brings to the table. He doesn't have elite speed, strength, hands, or desire. He's just tall and can jump which doesn't take you very far in the NFL.
|6 days 7 hours ago||Doubt it. Most of them will||
Doubt it. Most of them will be at the end of their career or out of college before Michigan is at an "I regret" level.
|6 days 7 hours ago||They are a long way from||
They are a long way from being at an MSU level and even further from being at a CFB playoff level. It's gonna take YEARS to rebuild this.
|1 week 17 hours ago||So what?||
In a four year span (2010-2013) Michigan signed 26, 19, 25, 27 -- that's 97 recruits. So acording to you, Michigan must be super evil at recruiting too.
There are plenty of good reasons to sign lots of full classes and they aren't all nefarious.
|1 week 18 hours ago||Greyshirts have to pay their own way||
For some kids, a greyshirt isn't an option since you have to pay your own way and basically just be a student until the school decides to pay your way for you. For someone out of state, that can be a pretty big bill. Around $25k for a year according to Miss St's site. And if that same school had offered to give you a full ride, and then changed their minds a month and change before you were set to enroll, would you really trust that they were going to give you a scholarship after you enrolled?
So yeah, that's a pretty big deal.
|1 week 2 days ago||I think its all the things||
I think its all the things Brian and Seth have alluded to over the last several months. Things like DeBord and Carr still being around in the program and having influence. Michigan has gotten very stale and resistent to change, and they very much need of some change. When you still have a lot of old guard in place with all of their loyalties and influence, it can make change very painful or impossible. Its tough to introduce change if you have a bunch of coworkers grumbling "that's not how we do it here" behind your back. Just ask Rich Rod.
And Schlissel may be on to this with his notion that hiring an outsider for the AD role could be what's best for the program. Hell, Brandon may have even been on to this to an extent when he cleared out a bunch of people and brought in workers loyal to him and not some ghost of the program past. Brandon just did a lot of other shit wrong so it didn't quite work.
|1 week 2 days ago||Hey, at least we're winning||
For as shitty as things have been, I would say that winning 3 out of 4 actually does qualify as things are looking up. Add in the fact that the much despised Brandon is gone, and they are definitely looking up.
I mean the end result is the same, but at least its a little sunny on the way to our destination now instead of the normal gloom and doom.
|1 week 3 days ago||I'm with ya there||
Totally agree is the SEC, Pac-12, Big 12, and then everyone else.
I'd love to see FSU left out, but unless Florida or someone beats them its not going to happen. I mean, you wanna talk about bad schedules and beating no one...take a look at FSU's schedule. Yeesh. And way to barely beat a three (now four) loss Miami team.
I still like the idea of conf champs facing each other if its a close call between teams. And I think head-to-head should matter. So since I too think FSU isn't even a top 10 team let alone a top 4 team (seriously would you take them against any top 10 team right now?), I'd go with Oregon, Alabama, Baylor, and Ohio State. Those would be some fun semifinal matcups.
|1 week 3 days ago||More free time||
More free time
|1 week 3 days ago||I don't think the committee cares||
I don't think the committee cares or is going to buy in to all of that. At some point it becomes a "we only lose because we play each other and everyone is good" echo chamber effect. And if they have to choose between Mississippi State, Baylor, TCU, and Ohio State for the fourth slot, I think they'll lean towards the team that actually won their conference. I think Baylor and TCU will cancel each other out, Mississippi State loses points because their schedule is kinda weak and they didn't win their division or conference, and that leaves the door open for Ohio State.
For as good as OSU has looked lately, its pretty hard to argue that they don't deserve a shot. And frankly, I'd like to see the committee place some extra signifigance on actually winning your conference. You have four spots for 5 conf champs. It would be kinda shitty to have two champs sitting out in year one. If all things are equal for the fourth spot, give the nod to the team that won their conference.
|1 week 3 days ago||Assuming they beat Arkansas||
That's assuming Ole Miss beats Arkansas this weekend. They are only a 3pt favorite, Arkansas has been close to beating a lot of good teams this season, and finally notching a good win over LSU might give them the confidence boost to knock off Ole Miss at home.
A win over a three loss free-falling Ole Miss team wouldn't be as impressive. And winning their conference would probably give Ohio State the edge over Miss St for the fourth spot.
|1 week 3 days ago||LSU just got shutout by Arkansas||
I don't know how updated the Sagarin rankings are, but LSU just got shutout by Arkansas for their first SEC win in two years. So I (and likely the committee) would take that with a fairly large grain of salt.
|1 week 3 days ago||Quality wins||
Take a look at MSST's schedule. They get credit for beating a lot of teams that looked good at the time. They beat #8 LSU who is now 7-4, #6 TAMU who is now 7-4, and #2 Auburn who is now 7-3. Auburn is the only ranked team they've beaten and everyone else on their schedule has been terrible.
Compare that to Ohio State, who if they win the Big Ten championship game, will have wins over a ranked Michigan State and Wisconsin team. The committee has said they will take injuries into account and losing to Va Tech in Barrett's second game certainly fits the bill for that.
You may hate Ohio State just because they are Ohio State, but when you really look at the schedules and quality wins they aren't THAT different.
|1 week 3 days ago||He works for Yahoo||
Forde works for Yahoo. But let that bias shine through anyways.
|1 week 4 days ago||C'mon don't downplay it like it was a Diet Coke||
C'mon man...don't write off stealing a laptop like he stole someone's can of Diet Coke from the fridge. He went into a dorm room, and stole a laptop. There's no downplaying that. If it was a 50" LED TV would you downplay that too? Costs the same as a laptop.
|1 week 5 days ago||But that's why I asked what||
But that's why I asked what other details could make what happened OK. You have the visual evidence the cops saw, the statements from the witnesses in the room, and statements from the other guests in adjoining rooms. What story from Clark could possibly counteract all of that?