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|3 weeks 3 days ago||The goal of black-targeted||
The goal of black-targeted media like this isn't to create a divide based on race, it's to give a platform for black sports journalists whose voices and perspectives wouldn't otherwise get heard. Of course, the problem with Whitlock, as its revealed in the piece, is he's not actually interested in that; he's only interested in advancing his own worldview and building a bigger brand for himself.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||They're absolutely in||
They're absolutely in Winterfell. There were multiple establishing shots confirming this.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Brown. Put Brown on our team||
Brown. Put Brown on our team and we are instant national title contenders. No football recruit has that kind of immediate impact...even an incredible QB takes time to develop.
And that's assuming you can even identify elite football recruits with the kind of accuracy you can identify elite basketball recruits with, which I don't think matches reality.
Recruiting Profiles of Past 10 #1 Overall NFL Picks (per Rivals)
Clowney - 5*, #1 SDE, #1 overall
Fisher - 2*, unranked
Luck - 4*, #4 P-QB, #68 overall
Newton - 5*, #1 DT-QB, #28 overall
Bradford - 3*, #12 P-QB, unranked
Stafford - 5*, #1 P-QB, #6 overall
Long - 4*, #12 OT, unranked
Russell - 4*, #6 P-QB, #79 overall
Williams - 4*, #11 SDE, unranked
Smith - 2*, unranked
Recruiting Profiles of Past 10 (U.S.-based) #1 Overall NBA Picks (per Rivals)
Wiggins - 5*, #1 SF, #1 overall
Bennett - 5*, #1 PF, #7 overall
Davis - 5*, #1 PF, #2 overall
Irving - 5*, #2 PG, #4 overall
Wall - 5*, #1 PG, #1 overall
Griffin - 5*, #6 PF, #23 overall
Rose - 5*, #1 PG, #3 overall
Oden - 5*, #1 C, #1 overall
Howard - 5*, #1 C, #1 overall
James - 5*, #1 SG, #1 overall
Gary looks every bit the part (seriously, the highlights of him from the NFTC over the weekend are incredible, watch them if you haven't) but this football stuff is not a science the way basketball is.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Posted a comparison of how||
Posted a comparison of how Hoke's assistants have done vs. how Muschamp's assistants have done looking for new jobs this offseason on 247
It's, uh, just a little bit one sided
|6 weeks 1 day ago||FTR Sam Webb says we will||
FTR Sam Webb says we will keep recruiting Robert Washington
|6 weeks 3 days ago||A Sauce-Off, perhaps?||
A Sauce-Off, perhaps?
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Other headlines I saw||
Other headlines I saw today:
CNN - Presidents of the United States Get to Live in Pretty Sweet House
ESPN - Mike Trout: Pretty Good at Baseball
Scientific American - Things Get Wet When You Drop Them in Water
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Wait wait woah woah woah woah||
Wait wait woah woah woah woah woah. Eminem hasn't made good music since 2002? Gonna have to strenuously disagree with that.
Otherwise, this is spot on.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Fun fact: Washington is||
Fun fact: Washington is Michigan's first commit from Alabama since Max Martin in the 2004 class.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||That's true generally but||
That's true generally but FTR, Alabama made Gentry a major target early in the process after they lost Ricky Town's commitment.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||2015 B1G QB commits, non||
2015 B1G QB commits, non Early Enrollees
Ohio State: Torrance Gibson (DUAL, FL, 4*, 74th overall); Joe Burrow (DUAL, OH, 3*, 379th)
Penn State: none
Wisconsin: Austin Kafentzis (DUAL, UT, 3*, 529th); Alex Hornibrook (PRO, PA, 3*, NR);
Michigan State: Brian Lewerke (PRO, AZ, 3*, 413th)
Northwestern: Lloyd Yates (DUAL, IL, 3*, NR)
Indiana: Austin King (PRO, GA, 3*, 790th); Andre Brown (DUAL, GA, 3*, NR)
Maryland: Gage Shaffer (PRO, WV, 3*, NR)
Illinois: Jimmy Fitzgerald (PRO, IL, 3*, 911th)
Iowa: Ryan Boyle (DUAL, IA, 3*, 930th)
Minnesota: Demry Croft (DUAL, IL, 3*, 798th)
Rutgers: Michael Dare (PRO, NJ, 3*, 684th)
Of those, I can only remember the following prior Michigan connections:
-Torrance Gibson named us to an early top-15 (we were 13th or 14th iirc)
-Brian Lewerke was a name that was being floated around as a QB candidate shortly before Malzone was offered, I think he had professed some nominal level of interest
-Ditto Jimmy Fitzgerald, although I think he was just sort of a name rather than a guy who was actually contacted/pursued by the old staff
-Austin Kafentzis is a name that rings a bell for me, but I don't believe we ever pursued him.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||I was just saying to my gf a||
I was just saying to my gf a couple days ago that things must have been pretty unbearable for him when that movie came out
|19 weeks 6 days ago||KLS said specifically in one||
KLS said specifically in one of his paysite interviews that Mora leaving was one of the only things that could make him really rethink his UCLA pledge. Colin Samuel and Octavius Spencer are two commits that Steve Lorenz has brought up as being potential Harbaugh targets; obviously Mora jetting would help with them too. Also, flipping Samuel could conceivably help with Iman Marshall, they're teammates at Long Beach Poly. Looking through their class, I don't think we've ever been linked with anyone else besides Rosen, and obviously that ship has sailed.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Can't believe you're not||
Can't believe you're not covering the epic AFC Bournemouth/Ipswich Town race for the English League Championship title
|20 weeks 3 days ago||I mean, I want a good||
I mean, I want a good quarterback, but Andrew Luck was a once-in-twenty-years type of prospect. That's a ludicrously high bar you've set if you're being serious.
Also, you don't need an elite quarterback to win big in college football. Obviously it's better to have one, but it's not necessary. Here's a list of QBs who have led their teams to top-4 finishes since 2010 without being quality pro prospects:
When you account for the fact that Thomas and McCarron did it multiple times, that's more than half the quarterbacks of top-4 teams in that span who weren't quality pro prospects.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||This is one of those things||
This is one of those things where 538's model is fos, like when they were giving Brazil something like a 70% chance to win the World Cup with multiple rounds still to play. Assuming the 76ers were actually trying, they would beat Kentucky by 15-20 on average. People above are right that its basketball so Kentucky would probably take a few in there in a 82-game set, but the idea that Kentucky would win 44% of the games at home is looooooooooolbsurd.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||Harbaugh has won with (1) the||
Harbaugh has won with
(1) the best college QB prospect of his generation, who would go on to be drafted #1 overall
(2) another QB drafted #1 overall
(3) a QB drafted at the beginning of the second round
Let's not pretend that Harbaugh has worked with guys hired off XFL practice squads.
And I addressed the Brady argument in my post: show me a coach working with a Brady-level talent who has done as well as Belichick for as long as Belichick has. Be sure to start your answer with Aaron Rodgers' Mike McCarthy and Drew Brees' Sean Payton, both of whom consistently get knocked out of the playoffs by the divisional round, and the four different head coaches Peyton Manning has had in his career, three of whom only lasted for 3-4 seasons.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||You could make that argument,||
You could make that argument, but it wouldn't be a good one, because it ignores the fact that 15 years of consistent success are much harder than 3 years of consistent success and one year (2014) of distinct mediocrity.
Again, I like Harbaugh a lot, but 3 good years in San Francisco and one elite year at Stanford do not place you on par with Belichick.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||Um, Mike McCarthy has never||
Um, Mike McCarthy has never won three straight NFC championships as a head coach. In fact, in his 8 seasons in Green Bay, McCarthy hasn't even been to three NFC Championship Games. He has been to two; he won in 2010 when they won the Super Bowl and lost in 2007 to the Giants.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||What? No. Belichick has won||
Belichick has won the AFC East 11 times in 14 years at New England, including the past 5 AFC East titles, not including the AFC East title the Patriots are cruising to this year. For 11 straight years, the Patriots have won at least 10 games, and they've only been as "bad" as 10-6 twice in that span. With the Patriots, Belichick has been to the Divisional round 10 times, the AFC Championship Game 8 times, and the Super Bowl 5 times. Belichick coached the only team in NFL history to complete a 16-0 regular season, and, yes, won the Super Bowl 3 times in 4 years. It is an incredible, nigh-unprecedented run of consistency that no other active coach even comes close to matching, and it's made all the more impressive by the fact that Belichick has achieved it even in the face of incredible turnover both in his roster (how many Pro Bowl players have the Patriots kicked to the curb over the past 15 years?) and among his assistant coaches (how many Belichick coordinators have gone on to become head coaches with other NFL teams or huge college programs? The number is at least 5 or 6, not counting any assistants that may have taken other jobs before becoming head coaches). The only constant for the Patriots under Belichick has been Brady...and before you discount Belicihick's success for having a Hall of Fame QB to work with, please find for me another coach blessed with a Brady-esque talent at QB and show me their equivalent 15 year period of dominance.
There are any number of great coaches in the NFL right now, and Harbaugh is undoubtedly one of them. But there is no argument as to who is the best, and the best has no peers in the firmament, at least as far as I'm concerned. Track record matters in these discussions; otherwise it devolves to "welp, Coach X had a great gameplan for Team Y last week, guess he's one of the best!" The idea that I have to "cherry pick a four year stretch from 10 years ago" in order to make the argument that Belichick is head and shoulders ahead of everyone else is ludicrous.
Tier 1: Belichick
Tier 2: have at it.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||"arguably the best football||
"arguably the best football coach in the world"
uh, I mean, I really like Harbaugh and hope he comes to Michigan, but I'm trying hard to think of any good argument even putting Harbaugh on the same tier with Belichick and not coming up with one.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||Anyone else gonna actually be||
Anyone else gonna actually be at the game? Love that the team has been coming to NYC so frequently lately.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah, I mean obviously the||
Yeah, I mean obviously the other side of it is that the owners in the NFL are going to fight the hardest against guaranteed contracts because they have to have the biggest rosters, and any of the players can lose their career in a second. But yeah, the NFLPA is shockingly weak, hard to imagine why that would be.
|28 weeks 4 days ago||Posts saying nice things||
Posts saying nice things about Denard will always get upvotes from me
|29 weeks 4 days ago||At what point does our 2015||
At what point does our 2015 class start to rival USC's 2013 class in terms of high profile decommitments?
|29 weeks 4 days ago||Don't think there's too much||
Don't think there's too much danger of us accepting any commitments right about now...
|32 weeks 4 days ago||lol, incredible. Some of the||
Some of the posters above me would do well to recalibrate their sarcasm meters and/or remove the sticks from their butts.
|33 weeks 5 days ago||"In six seasons on collegiate||
"In six seasons on collegiate coaching staffs, Spavital has served under Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin, West Virginia’s Dana Holgorsen, Texas Tech’s Kliff Kingsbury and Auburn’s Gus Malzahn."
That's the exact coaching pedigree I'd like to see in our next OC. But he doesn't yet seem ripe for a head coaching job at a school like Michigan.
|35 weeks 2 days ago||Man, poor Derrick Green can't||
Man, poor Derrick Green can't win. His first year + a couple games here, everyone said "Green doesn't welcome contact like Deveon, never tries to run people over, goes down too easy"...and then when he goes to try and truck someone its "I wish he would try to make someone miss."
|41 weeks 15 hours ago||"I never said pay players. I||
"I never said pay players. I said pay recruits"