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|19 hours 30 min ago||Buster|
|2 days 12 hours ago||choices||
There are several good selections -- of regulatory capture -- on both sides of the aisle. :)
|1 week 2 days ago||Streisand||
Somewhat applicable here, I think:
|1 week 3 days ago||quote||
“People are wonderful. I love individuals. I hate groups of people. I hate a group of people with a 'common purpose'. 'Cause pretty soon they have little hats. And armbands. And fight songs. And a list of people they're going to visit at 3am. So, I dislike and despise groups of people but I love individuals. Every person you look at; you can see the universe in their eyes, if you're really looking.”
- George Carlin
|1 week 5 days ago||size||
Midget receivers are no good at all. They remind me of DickRod.
|1 week 6 days ago||O-line concerns||
Just tossing this out there ... Wisconsin had *four* redshirt freshmen see significant time on the O-line this year. I think they all played against USC in the bowl game (which Wisconsin won). Here are their recruiting profiles:
A couple of 5.5s and a couple of 5.3s ...
Newsome is looking good at this point. Ulizio was a staff pick. Not sure about Runyan yet, but it's early (same for Juwan B-B).
Bredeson, Spanellis, and Onwenu (if he doesn't pull a Sparty surprise) will be redshirt freshmen the year after the three '12 guys depart. Trust in Drevno and Harbaugh.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||a single post||
You know what I like most about this post? It's all by itself. It does *not* have a partner in the board column.
Why can't it always be like this? It would be nice to look in one commitment post (a la post-game snowflake threads) for comments on the new recruit.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||play school||
"Oklahoma at the forefront of those discussions, with other schools such as Texas, Georgia Tech, and maybe UVA/UNC being looked at as well."
AFAIK, one of those things (Oklahoma) is not like the others academically. It's quite a bit beneath them. Do I have out-of-date information?
|6 weeks 5 days ago||talent||
OP asks: "By the way, who was the talent evaluator back then?"
Not that it matters too much, but for two of the three cases it was Gary Moeller (at least at the top).
Lloyd had the recruiting machine humming after that, though. It's hard to remember, but Michigan was once considered a top five producer of NFL talent. Hopefully it will get back there.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Kelvin||
Kelvin was the more successful (but less heralded) Grady and, IMO, one of the best recent two-sport UMich athletes. I'd rate him among the best ball handlers of the past several years.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||one year||
After just one year, Harbaugh's coaching tree is almost as big as those of the four coaches that preceded him. (I should probably leave Moeller off that list; I don't have the data nearby.)
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Frost||
That outcome will always annoy me. UMich had a very deep, talented team that year. They were a worthy champion.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||You should stay here.||
Jasper's Motel 6 pick:
Nicest one of that type I've ever seen ... and it gets 2.5 stars on Yelp. That should tell you something.
I'm still a fan. You just need to choose carefully. You also need to be comfortable with the idea of hookers and meth nearby.
|25 weeks 21 hours ago||triplet||
At the risk of getting political, I think you're discussing apples, oranges, and bananas.
1. I think it's reasonable to assume that least some of the AM customers were cheating on their spouses / SOs. In those cases, someone else is getting hurt. Not the case for the other two ...
2. If a woman gets an abortion (politics, etc. aside for a moment), no other adult is getting hurt.
3. Speaking hypothetically, if I go on a pr0n bender on Saturday morning, only a small part of _me_ may be getting hurt.
See the differences?
|28 weeks 3 days ago||Kellys||
D'oh. Sorry -- I stand corrected.
|28 weeks 4 days ago||Today's U||
Multiple levels of odd:
* I've never heard of "Today's U." Have I been living under a rock?
* Freep. Thanks, OP, for not linking to it directly.
* Was Norfleet Caleb Kelly's host on a recruiting visit? (Did he even visit?) If not, how is a Clemson commit so knowledgeable about UMich affairs?
* I don't have enough information to responsibly speculate on Coach Harvel's mindset, but I'm going to do it, anyway: It's easy to get an ALL ABOUT ME vibe when reading about him. He seems like a minor-league version of the Chicago high school basketball set.
All that aside, good luck to Dennis. I hope he prospers.
|29 weeks 1 day ago||Onion|
|29 weeks 4 days ago||OSU, '06||
Different teams, different years ... Florida lost a bunch of guys (including their entire defensive line) to the NFL after that season.
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Nothing personal, but I'm amazed at how people go from "Crable doesn't hit Smith" to "National Championship." OSU had already rung up 35 points on us. Is it a foregone conclusion that we get the ball and neatly kill the entire clock *and* score? I'm not even sold on that. Then we're going to whup Florida in the championship? Did you see what they did to OSU? I'm thinking they would've done the same to us. We didn't exactly persuade the doubters against USC.
|33 weeks 2 days ago||5 blades for me|
|35 weeks 2 days ago||Rich Rodriguez in article||
Found this interesting ...
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Coaches from the league's four California schools declined to comment, but Arizona's Rich Rodriguez took no issue.
"I don't blame him,'' said Rodriguez, the one-time Michigan coach who will attend a satellite camp in Detroit later this month.
"Outside our footprint, we haven't done it, with the exception of Detroit. Next year, we'll go to some other states."
|38 weeks 5 days ago||winning difficult road games||
"We haven't had that since Lloyd Carr was here."
We didn't really have it then, either. He was awesome against Sparty but spotty against everyone else in the new millenium.
If my memory serves me correctly, these early season road samples were preceded by similar (that is, road) losses in 1999 (Washington), 2000 (ND), and 2001 (UCLA). In fact, losing an early season game (often to ND) was a bit of Michigan tradition going back to the Bo years.
2006 ND was, of course, a shining exception. In retrospect ND was overrated, but it was still a great win.
Anyway, I hope Harbaugh does better than that.
|50 weeks 6 days ago||Adam?||
I'd be perfectly comfortable declaring this guy a TOOL based entirely on this photo. In fact, several in the collection would suffice.
You wonder about his parenting and childhood environment. Are his mom and dad Grade A narcissists, too?
|1 year 15 weeks ago||traits||
Well, at least they're *tougher* than RichRod's teams. /s
Maybe if they play that "THE TEAM" clip enough times everything will be OK.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||candidates||
MGrow, I responded to your post with an LOL. Good work. It would be very "Brandon" for Michigan to wind up with a mediocre "Michigan Man." I'm sure the clowns that supported Hoke and pi$$ed all over RichRod from day one would approve. Here's another candidate:
He had ... something to do with Tom Brady!!! It would work, wouldn't it? :)
|1 year 16 weeks ago||hx||
Poor choice of words, but ...
Here's an example: Who tipped off the Freep in 2009? Before they blew things out of proportion, they had to find a couple of legit nuggets on which to base their big story.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||WKTA||
Which former players? Were they from the Lloyd era? If so, their allegiance to Hoke would make sense. They (and Lloyd) have a lot of investment in Brady.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||history||
".... with the momentum of the in-state gifts that RR gave to Dantonio plus a few rough/unheralded diamonds they polished into NFL players."
Riiiiiight -- it was RichRod's fault!!!
Care to list the "in-state gifts" that RR gave Dantonio? (By the way, you forgot to add "while he was chasing undersized dreadlocked Floridian thugs.") If you can do that, how many of them were difference-makers?
That was a good sentence after "plus."
|1 year 35 weeks ago||116 vs. 186||
That would be my reflexive response as well. 116 will likely have an easier curve (not to mention material).
What I don't know is how the Ross admissions types would view an A in 116 vs. a B in 186. It's possible that they're clued-in to the honors track and that they'd give you points of some type for taking a hard course. Not sure ...
|1 year 46 weeks ago||seems about right||
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Sparty recruiting||
That is a strangely enduring myth that is largely untrue. For homework if you're in the mood, look at Dantonio's famous '09 class (the one that supposedly includes hordes of local 4-stars that RichRod "ignored"). Tell me how many of them were major contributors to Sparty's rise.
Truth: Dantonio and Narduzzi have gotten it done mostly with a bunch of 3-star Midwestern run-off. Quite a few of their guys weren't even recruited by Michigan. Darqueeze Dennard (a @#$%ing 2-star from Georgia who's projected to be an NFL first-rounder) is a good example. Their DE Calhoun was a 3-star from New Jersey.