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|15 hours 24 min ago||I don't think that's correct.||
If you are just looking at the rookie contract then, yeah, get drafted in round 1, make money, quit basketball at the age of 26/27, do something else in life.
But what about guys who improve their game? Doesn't the D-league or maybe Europe offer more development for guys playing full time than college (the exception may be a guy like Beilein, who apparently develops players like a boss).
So, a mid 1st round pick makes $3 million guaranteed (I think) over 2 years and then there are options for a 3rd year. Let's say a guy goes in the mid 2nd round. My guess is he gets maybe $300,000 over 2 years, or a loss of about $2.7 million over 2 years.
My question: Is that "loss" of $2.7 million over 2 years worth less development, practice... that the D-League offers over college? Isn't the real goal to get a good new, non-rookie contract, which can be achieved by staying in school or going pro?
|16 hours 1 min ago||Even if you aren't guaranteed a 1st round pick,||
isn't it always better to go pro? Surely without going to class and the limits on practice time, a player has more time to improve his game in the D-league over college (assuming D-league coaches are not awful).
|22 hours 6 min ago||Wait?||
Does Funk report to Hoke, because every coach reports to Hoke and GMat and Nuss have no reports (which is fine and a common org structure) or does Funk specifically report to Hoke, but other offensive coaches (e.g. Fred Jackson) report to Nuss?
|1 day 9 hours ago||You have no sense of humor||
must. be. sparty/ buckeye
|1 day 17 hours ago||Irrelevant||
The alleged victim did not persue the matter with the police. Even if she did, why does Hoke dodging a press conference question have any bearing? If Hoke or Brandon or anybody else in the AD interfered with the investigation, then it's a big deal. Gibbons did not play after he was suspended, the university didn't wait an extra week to allow him to play.
We are getting an explanation right now and even without any police involvement, Gibbons is going to be known as a rapist forever. If I were a victim's family, I'd be pissed that the University took so long to investigate and I'd be pissed at Gibbons (maybe Lewan, if you believe the reports) and maybe even Hoke (but not for saying it was about "family issues").
|1 day 20 hours ago||Would be awesome for AA||
to become a tech hub. However, I think the measuring stick is when established tech companies move to an area and set up shop as opposed to VC money (which is usually for 1-2 man operations).
In Austin, Facebook. Twitter... have recenly opended offices and I think AA needs to attract that type of business (again I hope, maybe I can move back!).
|1 day 20 hours ago||Who cares?||
Like other posters have more elloquently stated, who cares what Hoke said? Would it really have made you happy if he said "no comment" or didn't say anything?
The minute the University suspended Gibbons, he did not play for Michigan. Hoke/ Brandon and the AD did not cover up anything, they did not hinder the investigation (like @ FSU) and everybody is pissed off that Hoke said "Family Issue" as opposed to "no comment".Big deal.
|4 days 17 hours ago||What?||
"They just felt that it's a system that's difficult for big men to have success, especially when compared to the guards,"
That's a quote from Jon about why his family wants him to transfer. Did they not notice that Mitch may have been a 1st round pick last season and how well he played in last year's NCAA Tournament? Also, did they not notice JMo develop into a really solid basketball player?
Also, he wants more minutes and like others have said, with JMo gone and Mitch maybe leaving (and even if Mich comes back, he may gett injored and needs a backup anyway) he would get those minutes and be the featured big guy. His departure makes no sense.
|4 days 17 hours ago||But if the author of the article saw this,||
didn't Hoke or Mattison? All I'm saying is why didn't Hoke/ Mattison say "dude, why are you giving Lewan TE help, when we have 3 other linemen who are young and not very good?"
|4 days 19 hours ago||Hoke?||
Why didn't Hoke or Mattison say anything when Lewan was helped by a TE? I understand that it's Borges' show, but when he's failing miserably and there are obvious problems, why didn't another coach say something? Why didn't Hoke overrule him?
"you have a tight end helping before he goes out into his route. Lewan, who doesn't need the help any damn way, blocks the hell out of the edge rusher. But the rest of Lewan's buddies on the Michigan O-line aren't quite as, well, good as he is, so the quarterback is under pressure and ends up sacked."
|5 days 21 hours ago||Did you not get into Michigan?||
Is that why you went to OSU?
|1 week 1 day ago||Another note||
How awesome would it e for an all fresmen team to go to the NBA and the HC? It's a dream for Coulter and the NCAA lawsuit.
|1 week 1 day ago||Can I get a S A N C T I O N S||
|1 week 4 days ago||What I never understood us||
What I never understood us why everybody bases the going pro vs staying in school on draft slot. It should be about 2 scenarios. 1. Go pro and get a high draft slot and hope for the best. 2. Stay in school, become a better player (just look at Nik from 1 year ago) and increase longevity in the nba.
|1 week 4 days ago||In theory,||
he's probably spend the winter training for the NFL combine anyway.
|1 week 6 days ago||Ads||
At all venues. Kill Brandon. What? He met with a suspended punter weekly and helped him? Ummm... Maybe not. Carry on
|1 week 6 days ago||Tate!||
|1 week 6 days ago||Haha||
Roy thought he was promoted. April fools!
|1 week 6 days ago||I love Sherman||
outspoken, elloquent, from the ghetto but Stanford grad. What more can the man do?
|1 week 6 days ago||If you are only in college||
For a year, why even go to class? Your time is much better spent practicing and resting. That's why 1 and done or even 2 and done makes no sense. There is no reason to go to class or care about a degree.
|1 week 6 days ago||I guess home games for his mom||
Would now awkward to attend. Maybe in a few years this will be forgotten by most and nobody will care.
|1 week 6 days ago||What is he rumored||
To have done again? I don't recall any legal troubles.
|2 weeks 18 hours ago||Look, he's choosing MSU>||
Look, he's choosing MSU> other good schools. This is not a be a drug dealer or go to Harvard type decision. He's choosing to go to a decent college to play for a highy rated (that makes me sick to type) Rose Bowl winning football team for a highly regarded HC and DC.
On top of this, he's going for free and his mother is holding him hostage because of a technicality.
Even if you disagree with all of theabove, the bottom line and my point is that his mother's big mouth (not her decision or he will) may end up costing her son thousands of dollars. Period. Maybe, it's her judgement that should be suspect (as MM himself has been quiet).
|2 weeks 20 hours ago||To be clear,||
I'm saying that his mother's big mouth and stubornness (even if she proves to be correct at the end) could cost her son thousands of dollars in loans.
Even if his mother is "standing by her word" she is still screwing over her son by making him take out loans for something that should be free (and he you know earned in HS). Winning parenting right there, folks.
|2 weeks 21 hours ago||Even funnier that his mom||
makes him go into thousands of dollars of debt because she has a big mouth and didn't sign a piece of paper. (By big mouth, I mean she should have kept her negative Sparty comments behind closed doors).
|2 weeks 22 hours ago||Michigan Ross Marketing Dept||
What I don't understand is why the AD doesn't use the Marketing Dept at the Business School. It's generally regarded as a top program and I'm sure the BBAs & MBAs would love to do a project to improve the Spring Game experience (and it would basically be free). Make it a 1 credit class with a Marketing Prof and boom.
Same thing for increasing the game experience for students.
|2 weeks 22 hours ago||No, Amaker||
made being average acceptable and even a goal for Michigan basketball. He does not deserve any praise.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I have reduced||
My beer drinking, and the wife suggested bells 2 hearted ale. I thought it was gross. Drinking lagunitas shut down ale now and love it (as an ale). Try that.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Mist||
Haha. It's not MSU on cbs, but MIST. I was like why is some random team playing UVA.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||They look amazing||
Really quick and coordinated.