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|2 weeks 11 hours ago||And The Funny Thing Is||
And the funny thing is.....if Saban had said the same thing....it would have been "Saban is dialed in and a coach that will have his team focused and prepared"
|7 weeks 3 days ago||I think....||
I think you vastly underestimate Texas' ego in all of this. They aren't going to cowtow to anyone...Let alone BYU. Keep in mind all of the tournaments the Big 12 would have to schedule around Sunday for BYU. Which would vastly alter a lot of students being able to attend those events because they won't be able to schedule games (baseball, volleyball, basketball, soccer, softball etc.) BYU is going to have to start to give on the issue of Sundays if they want a seat at the Power 5 table. Simple as that.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||I Don't...||
I don't think Strong is in as much hot water as a lot of people let on. He runs a clean program and is recruiting well. He just needs the wins and I really think Texas is going to give him the opportunity to win there. This will be his third season and to turn it around at Texas he will need a good four years in my opinion.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Actually||
Actually...there are a lot of LSU fans and alumni here (Houston) believe it or not. They sell out every time they are here for any reason (Kickoff Classic or Bowl Game). Couple that in with A&M being in the SEC....now you have a decent size SEC following here. Matter of fact there are numerous LSU bars here that are regularly filled with their fans on Saturdays and pretty much take over said bar. LSU does recruit the Houston area well and Texas as a whole pretty good too. Adding Houston might get the Big 12 a larger tv market share since the SEC has taken over the ratings here.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||That's the Thing||
That's the thing......Texas doesn't have to be on top in the State for recruiting. There is enough top talent here that Texas could take 25 of the top kids in the state and there still would be talented enough kids to go around. They were the top dog this last recruiting cycle surging to a Top 10 class on signing day and then moved up a couple more spots once the Baylor defections were accounted for.
Just as an example....look at how many Texas kids OU and LSU have already for the 2017 cycle. Its ridiculous. But...when its all said and done....provided a decent to a good season...Texas is still projected to finish strong in the state and has an outside chancce at some out of state kids as well.
Texas' issue is the Longhorn Network. That seems to be the stumbling block and Texas won't budge off of it. Nor should it. Just like Notre Dame won't give up its NBC money to move to conference. Texas has some arrogance....I can see some of the powers that be want to move to be independent and schedule accordingly. Doubt it will happen...but I'm sure the thought has crossed their minds.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||What....||
What you seem to be forgetting is that ESPN/FOX don't want to pay two more teams let alone four more teams to the Big 12. How it goes is....if the Big 12 adds any team...the networks have to pay out 20 million to each school that they add. Networks aren't too happy about it because the presumption is NONE of those schools move the needle in terms of tv sets except maybe Houston and BYU. So to add 4 schools would mean 80 million in pay outs and there is no way any combination of 4 schools would get those ratings to justify that kind of payout.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Well...||
Well there are some political reasons for Texas wanting UofH. Texas recently bought a large parcel of land near the Medical Center here to build a satellite campus/facility of sorts and UofH got wind of it and aiming to block it.
It would seem through some backdoor channeling the word is UofH would step aside if Texas gives their blessing or helps them get into the Big 12:
|7 weeks 6 days ago||@ UM Fan from Sydney||
They will also have a release from Footlocker although according to their release calendar won't be until Monday. So in case you can't get them from Nike either you may be able to grab some from Footlocker then. The MDEN limited quantities worries me also. I read somewhere where they don't think they will last the day at their store.....so it will be dicey to get a pair from them to say the least.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||@ken725||
I don't think either of them look too bad actually. I wouldn't put one over the other I suppose. I do like the one's the players had on better than either of those though.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||@samsoccer7||
They actually have 10 schools already released. I think OSU, FSU, Alabama, Oregon, MSU, Georgia, Texas among others. I think Wolverine Devotee has found some info that they are but I haven't seen it on any release calendars yet. Hopegully they will.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||@ken725||
Yes...those very well could be. Baumgardner had a pic (David Long's locker) of those on MLIVE on August 1st. I'd rather have those to be honest but if they aren't releasing them will have to go with the other AJ Trainer Low's.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||@ UM Fan from Sydney||
I'm really on the fence about getting those! Wolverine Devotee indicates there will be a Trainer 5.0 Michigan Version dropping in a few weeks so not sure which one's to go with. Really tempted to pull the trigger though!
|7 weeks 6 days ago||@natesezgoblue||
Those are the same one's being released at MDEN tomorrow. There were a pair of shoes that the players and Harbaugh were wearing at the unveiling that I was trying to see if there was going to be a release. Also, Wolverine Devotee indicates that there will be a release of the above pictured (Oregon Version) Flywire Trainer 5.0 in the coming weeks. Thanks for the Footlocker info though...I didn't know they were going to have the AJ Trainer Lows.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Thanks!||
I have seen those on the Nike site and Football Fanatics and was wondering if Michigan was going to get a version. I will keep an eye for those or if you could give a heads up on the board when you get a firm release date it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for the info!
|7 weeks 6 days ago||@ Wolverine Devotee||
Do you have any info on the AJ Trainer's or the shoes (can't remember the name of them) that Harbaugh and some of the players were wearing at the unveiling? Not the AJ Trainer Low's that are going on sale tomorrow. Any insight to this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Thanks!||
So did they indicate if the AJ Trainer 1 be available at some point as well?
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Question on AJ Trainer Shoes||
Quick question...the Nike website has a picture of the AJ Trainer Low that says coming soon. Do you know if or when those will be available and the name of the shoes that some of the players and Harbaugh had on yesterday at the Jersey unveiling? They definetly weren't the AJ Trainer Low's. Thanks in advance for any insight you might have on this.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||So the question now is....||
So the question now is.....Every Power 5 Conference has a Championship game. That means the odds of some conference or conferences getting left out will increase. Who is it going to be and don't let the SEC get two teams in...where a Big 10 or Big 12 team gets left out. I mean if Alabama were to lose the SEC Championship and still get in the playoff....then what? Because we all know Alabama somehow magically gets penciled in with the committee.
|20 weeks 5 hours ago||Uhhhh||
might want to add Denzel Washington Samuel L. Jackson....jus sayin...
|22 weeks 6 hours ago||LOL!||
Wasn't that porrage?!?! lol
|22 weeks 6 days ago||Check out Chuck F'N Strong Twitter Handle||
I implore you to check a twitter handle known as ChuckF'NStrong (in relation to Charlie Strong, head football coach at The University of Texas at Austin. It is on equal footing with Faux Peliini and you will surely not be disappointed.
|39 weeks 2 days ago||Really||
What part in Alief did you reside in and what year did you gradute?
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Might I add...||
and hope you don't mind me piggybacking off your comment but I would add this...
what makes it look so bad in Detroit is as Oliver pointed out....this gets voted and approved on and then the City of Detroit files for bankruptcy. That's not a good look. But as he mentioned...its not a reason to hate on the owners...but it does leave a sour taste and stinks. And yes....to decry government regulation and is restricting and the tax code is so horrible business have to headquarter overseas but then turn around and ask for the tax incentives and cry poverty is shady.....
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Sooooooo||
why hasn't Cook been "suspended indefinetly" or a statement about his actions within the past month or so been brought to Jimbo Fishers doorstep......how is he even still on the team at this point.....
Fisher has had some sleepless nights this summer for sure....
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Unreal||
you would think after the Hardy, Rice, Clark, McDonald, Petersen his own teammate these guys would learn.....but....
With all do respect to Jimbo Fisher and he is probably one hell of a coach and a great guy....but when is he going to get called out for not having better control over his program? Is FSU not in the lead with Fulmer Cup points? Off the top of my head....that is at least 5 players in trouble with the law/charges since at least last year....
|1 year 11 weeks ago||wait....||
He was responding to someone's question on twitter....he never implied or speculated anything about going to the NFL......you might want to direct that to the person that asked him that on twitter as to why they would ask him that....
|5 years 13 weeks ago||Andrus Peat||
Just a small note...but Burnt Orange Nation has Peat coming in for a visit soon and that Connor Brewer is going to make the trip with him to Texas. This is something to keep an eye on because Mack Brown is notorious for getting kids on campus and having them commit. Plus with Brewer there it will be another person in his ear. Rarely does Mack come out of Texas to recruit....but when he does...he does so with a purpose....and getting Brewer was a priority...you can bet getting Peat is just as much as a priority so he will be putting on the full court press......
|5 years 28 weeks ago||Have to Disagree with Brian||
Have to disagree with Brian on the statment "Most of the letter-writers are dead now since they were already watching Matlock 20 years ago, but you don't have to be in the KKK to think Webber's actions badly hurt the program. " Doesn't matter if the letter-writers are dead now....point is those letters were written and sent. It's kind of swept under the rug to some extent and pay no mind to those people. Truth is truth....those letters were ugly and the U of M family should be ashamed that occured. Those letters were being sent to some 18-19 year old kids that are coming into their own and this is how they are treated by some if the esteemed U of M alum??... And keep in mind...those were sent before the Chris Webber, Louis Bullock and Traylor allegations. No matter how you spin it ...it was wrong and as much as the Michigan fan base prides themselves on being the leaders and the best...some of our alum sure weren't during that time......
|5 years 32 weeks ago||Right....||
Absolutely beauty is in the eye of the beholder. At this point...right now...OU has the beauty. If Michigan had the beauty with Mattison then Kris Frost and Leilon Willingham would be Blue. All there is to it.
Do I think RJS will go Blue...not sure. Hope he does...but time will tell. The question posed earlier is if OU is the better offer and I believe it is at this stage of the recruiting game. And that is hard for me to say because I despise OU witha a passion....but I am not that blinded to see that they are a perennial Top 10 team year and year out. Michigan has lost that status in my view. I think they will get it back....but reality is .....right now..they are going to be on the outside looking in on some of these kids (not necessaily RJS) and this is what Hoke is in charge of doing right now.....changing that perception....and getting Michigan back as a force on the recruiting trail...
|5 years 32 weeks ago||Wait||
With all due respect....OU will be a top 5 team next season. OU was #1 at one point last season. OU just had the number one overall pick and had that pick go and become the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. OU has not been out of the Top 25 in I don't know how long...and even when Bradford went down...they still were able to stay in the Top 25 if I am not mistaken. I think OU's offer is bigger than Michigan's at this point. Believe me I am in Big 12 country and hate OU with a passion....but they always have top notch LB's year in and year out and their defense tends to rank pretty high year in and year out.....And better believe if he RJS is on their radar he is on a lot of other teams radar as well.