this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
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|3 days 10 hours ago||Chesson on Special Teams||
Chesson has made some GREAT plays on special teams, as well. He really seems to like to deliver a hit.
|5 days 9 hours ago||You mean at . . .||
the BEST public university in the world, right?
|6 days 7 hours ago||Rankings||
The rankings where we are higher are more accurate (at least to me). There have been a number of rankings in the last year that have said Michigan is the best public university in the world. One that ranked public universities in the US ranked Michigan as number 1 and had put the University of Virginia, William & Mary, UNC and Berkeley as the rest of the top five in some order or other. Forbes has both UVa and W&M above us.
As someone who went to West Point and the University of Michigan, all I can say is that going to West Point was like being in a high school compared to going to Michigan. Academics at Michigan were so far superior to the academic program at West Point that there could be no relevant comparison. (At the time, it was also generally agreed that West Point's academics were well below Annapolis and the Air Force Academy.) While West Point may have improved (I was there a long time ago), it is inconceivable to me that West Point could have improved to the point that it would be considered as in the same league as Michigan, much less significantly above Michigan. Unless things have changed dramatically, academics were not emphasized at West Point to any where near the extent they are in most universities, as physical fitness and other endeavors more directly related to being in the field took up a lot of our time.
|6 days 10 hours ago||We have 4 cars||
Shelby GT500 Convertible
Mustang Boss 302
For the most part, in our very congested DC area, we will almost always take the Prius. It's a truly great car, with reasonable maneuverability, reasonable acceleration and - particularly for its size - incredible roominess. It may not be as much fun as a couple of our cars are (at least to me, not so much to my wife or kids), but it does what it sets out to do and delivers more than 50 mpg in the process.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Thank you||
Thank you to both of you. Go Blue!
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Where is there a game summary?||
I can't find anything on ESPN or on MGoBlue.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||It is easy to forget||
that RR never had an experienced QB. Year 1 was Threet/Sheridan. Year 2 was Forcier. Year 3 was Denard. I tend to think that if he had a 2011 with an experienced Denard, his offense would have been able to perform a little better against the better teams. He certainly has been doing pretty well at Arizona and will probably do even better this year with a more experienced Anu Solomon (even though he will still only be 19 years old this fall).
|10 weeks 5 days ago||And he is sixth||
in yards per return. That's pretty impressive as well.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||One would hope||
that his reaction would be to graduate early and go somewhere else as a grad transfer. It will be harder for him now, and that is a shame.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Boss 302||
I'm totally happy with my Race Red Boss 302. If I needed to do something that it can't, i could always rent what was needed.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Having had many Thanksgivings||
ruined by the Lions, it may not be an uncommon sentiment in the City of Detroit and environs. Personally, bBeing a glutton for punishment, I just keep on watching and hoping.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||GPS||
The GPS is bad, but the rest of the car has been bulletproof, although we only have ~52,000 miles on it so far.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||With 1 change||
With 1 change, I would stay with what we have:
2013 Boss 302 - Race Red: Nothing but fun
2012 Mercedes ML350: As practical as you can get and incredibly durable
2014 Prius: Great to zip around town almost for free
2007 Shelby GT500 Convertible that I would trade for a like new 2003 BMW M5 just to have a really fun car that is pretty practical (as impractical cars go)
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Car guy||
2. Love cars. Drive an SUV to work unless it's a nice weekend day, then either my Boss 302 or Shelby GT500.
3. Too old to care.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||Smart counts||
Smart counts for a lot at QB, and everything I read indicates that Malzone is smart, in general, and very smart in his game knowledge. My recollection is that a lot of people did not think Joe Montana was that great of an athlete, but he had other compensating factors. Maybe Malzone will be more like him and less like some of the other whiz kids (Jeff George comes to mind) who have a lot of athleticism but neither kind of smarts.
|22 weeks 4 days ago||Hands Down||
By far and away, my most memorable was attending the 1969 Michigan - OSU game. Second would probably be the Red Wings game at the old Olympia where Gordie Howe scored his record tying (at the time) goal, but that doesn't even come close. Others would be the game the Red Wings won the Stanley Cup against the Washington Caps back in the late 90s, a Tigers World Series game in 1968 and some of the Michigan - ND games from the Bo era.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||DC||
I've lived in the DC area for 40 years, and Maryland has never had a particularly good rep while I have been here. There has been an effort over the course of the past 10 years to raise its academic standing, but it was always considered to be at or near the bottom of the original 8 ACC schools.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||Agree||
Agree as to both. THE TEAM, THE TEAM, THE TEAM. It seems like our 2015 kids believe in that credo and, for that matter, so do the rest of the kids currently on the team.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||Who or What||
Who or what is MORK?
|25 weeks 11 hours ago||Hope he makes it||
It can't be easy having his level of notoriety at such a young age. Hope he recovers.
|25 weeks 13 hours ago||Great point and great question||
The guy who jumped over Kearse was clearly in position to make sure it wasn't caught but was equally clearly trying not to do something to hurt someone in a defenseless position. That whole play was making me feel bad for the Patriots until divine justice intervened in the form of perhaps the dumbest play call I have ever seen coupled with a really good defensive play.
It was interesting how the reporter was trying to get Belicheck to say it was a bad play call and how effective he sidestepped it.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Substitute Teacher||
is the best of the Key & Peele skits. It is fall down funny and the genesis of A-Aron, as well as D-nice, J-quellin and others. Hilarious.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||What's up||
What's up with Wheatley Jr.? His recruitment is giving new meaning to "quiet".
|25 weeks 6 days ago||Oregon||
I watched the Oregon - OSU game and thought Mariota made OSU look very human and would have made OSU look even more human if his receivers could catch. As best I can recall, he completed 17 of his first 21 passes, and 2 of the incompletions were outright drops that happened at really bad times. One drop was a third-down pass of about 35 yards that would have given Oregon a first down deep in OSU territory, and the other drop was another third-down pass that would have kept a drive alive. These happened while it still looked like Oregon had a chance.
In orther words, it was not the scheme that did Oregon in. It was the fact that so many of its receivers were not able to play at all.
|26 weeks 6 hours ago||In Home Today?||
Is today the in home visit with Iman Marshall? Any news on that front?
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Why||
Why are you so certain that Iman Marshall will not come?
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Agree||
Good move for Wisconsin. What we don't need are more coaches who de-emphasize academics.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||What Advantage?||
Can anyone explain how this would even give the Patriots an advantage? Does the NFL check the ball inflation after every game? My guess is that every team inflates its balls with the amount of pressure that leads its QB to say he likes the "feel".
Do we have any reason to believe that balls are inflated in a manner that is intended to guarantee a specific level of inflation? Is there a machine that does it and carefully measures the precise inflation? Or does the equipment guy inflate them until the feel "right"?
Aaron Rodgers said that guys with really big hands like the ball to be more inflated. Does anyone know if Tom Brady's hands are particularly small, so that it would actually benefit him to have the ball be less inflated?
When I am inflating a football, I inflate it until it "feels right". When I inflate a basketball, I inflate it until it dribbles "right" (and even then, when I take it outside where it is colder it stops dribbling right).
There are a few posters on here who seem to say "cheating is cheating" and think they have said something. So far, all we "know" is that the balls were all inflated to about the same pressure and it was determined that this pressure was a little less than 12.5 pounds. Is that cheating or is it an equipment guy not getting it quite right?
Seems like much ado about nothing to me.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||Wheatley||
Any news on where we stand with the younger Wheatley?
|27 weeks 4 days ago||Elliott||
Elliott mowed down Wiscy, Bama and Oregon. All Jones had to do was not lose it.
Oregon could not get any effective pressure on him, except for that time that he fumbled, which could be due to the pretty good OL that was protecting him. To me, he looked like he had a good arm but not particularly good accuracy and some ability to do power running but not great speed.
Given the type of offense that Meyer likes to run, don't you think Barrett is a better fit?