|4 weeks 3 days ago||How long will it be before we||
How long will it be before we have a 5 star recruit not bother with college at all, and instead sign with an agent and train for 3 years (including reviewing film, taking part in 7 v 7s, etc.) in anticipation of the NFL Draft?
If the argument is one more game damages a player's NFL stock, well, doesn't playing 30+ college games do far more damage? Did college football really help Adrian Peterson or Fournette or Jadeveon Clowney?
In a related point, let's hope McCaffrey's younger brother doesn't make the same decision in a few years when he's playing for the Maize and Blue and the team is prepping for a hypothetical non-playoff bowl game.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||First off, a lawsuit doesn't||
First off, a lawsuit doesn't imply negligence. A lawsuit will lay out its particular claims. If the plaintiff is alleging negligence, it won't be implied. It'll be in the lawsuit.
Second, negligence in most states requires showing (among other elements) that a defendant owes the plaintiff a duty of care. That duty probably existed before CTE was known, and just because "everybody knows the danger now" doesn't mean that negligence claims are going to go away.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Your first two points have||
Your first two points have already started. Youth football numbers are declining, though flag football is getting stronger. Whether that will sustain high school football in the long run is an open question.
Don't forget about the prohibitive cost of high schools to carry insurance for football. Many simply won't bother to sanction the sport due to cost.
Also, on June 12 this year, AIG announced it was no longer insuring the NFL or youth football players for head injuries. Other insurers copied them.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||I don't get your example.||
I don't get your example. Pulisic was born in Pennsylvania.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||He is a very good tactical||
He is a very good tactical coach.
This is where the US got it wrong. Klinsmann is the perfect Technical Director. He knows a lot about nutrition, fitness, and has the ability to recruit dual citizenship players. Where he is bad is in-game tactics and formation development.
Klinsmann as Technical Director, with Arena as the head coach, would have been a fantastic arrangement. Maybe if Claudio Reyna takes over as TD the setup will be more conducive to getting good results at the senior level.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||2008 Northwestern sent the||
2008 Northwestern sent the team to 3-8 and lamenting the fact Carlos Brown lost a redshirt year.
2008 Purdue, and the insurrection on Shafer, was the game that ended the bowl streak.
|12 weeks 1 hour ago||Look at the end of half INT||
Look at the end of half INT that Michigan turned into a FG, and the missed FG by Geiger.
Dantonio went for 2 at the end so, if successful, he could blame his QB and kicker for the loss in the postgame, just like he did to his QB at half-time.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Any coaching decision is||
Any coaching decision is questionable, that is true, so using that term doesn't add much to the narrative.
It adds even less when David Shaw's late-game strategy worked out precisely as he wanted it to.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||I can't wait||
For Chris Webber to finish that book he's been working on the past 5 years.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||I really dislike the premise||
I really dislike the premise of the post, but I'll bite and add 2 more moments that did tons of damage to the program.
1) Ohio State hires Jim Tressel; and
2) Michigan hires Dave Brandon.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||Rashan and Chris, in the||
Rashan and Chris, in the backfield a lot today, not only yourself but the defense as a whole.
Was Brady Hoke asking questions at this press conference?
|23 weeks 2 days ago||How about that left||
How about that left tackle/Grant Newsome situation?
Imagine Jerry Seinfeld asking this question. What a ridiculous way to ask about Newsome.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||Asking a question that starts||
Asking a question that starts with "Am I the only one who" always makes you sound sanctimonious.
On a planet with 7.4 billion people, no, you are not the only one.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||Braden weighs 100 pounds more||
Braden weighs 100 pounds more than me and we are the same height. I cannot imagine what he has to eat to maintain that weight. That is absurd.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||One-time hits are not the||
One-time hits are not the concern with linemen. Everyone here knows that. It's the hit on every single snap that they have to sustain that are the reason I brought up weight limits. Getting hit 70-80 times a game by a 320 pound player is absurd.
I don't think it's unreasonable to look for ways to try and reduce the potential for injury. There were 3 300 pounders in the NFL in 1980. There were more than 500 in 2010. There were 12 over 300 pounds on Michigan's spring roster.
Evidence is also showing up that the added weight causes many of these men to die young. I'm not sure why our enjoyment should get in the way of being reasonable in protecting the health of these players. These players can do everything they want to do at 275 pounds that they try to do at 320 pounds.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||I think, in college football||
I think, in college football especially, enforcing a weight limit could help not only with the health issues caused by human beings being 330 pounds, but also with the head issues caused by being hit by a human being weighing 330 pounds.
I haven't thought this out, but placing weight limits on certain positions (OL and DL can't weigh more than 275, TE can't weigh more than 260, etc.) might help reduce the effects, in some way, of helmet on helmet collisions sustained every play by linemen.
|32 weeks 4 days ago||I always love hearing from||
I always love hearing from the Big Bad Booty Daddy. His rundown of Ohio, in Columbus, while wearing a Jake Long jersey on WCW was one for the ages.
|34 weeks 2 days ago||I can't wait to hear Chris||
I can't wait to hear Chris Webber's side of all this when he releases the book he's been writing since the second GWB administration.
|35 weeks 3 days ago||If these lawsuits are||
If these lawsuits are successful in any way, and the attorneys next target high school football (where the concussion protocols, training, and resources are far inferior to college), football associated with high schools (especially public ones) may cease to exist.
|36 weeks 1 day ago||Doesn't Brown live in one of||
Doesn't Brown live in one of the Carolinas? I'm not sure location means much when it comes to "recruiting coverage."
You are being very generous to Brown. His contributions to the genre are worth ignoring, in my opinion.
|38 weeks 2 days ago||Lloyd knew it was coming.||
Lloyd knew it was coming.
|38 weeks 2 days ago||The BC game was in||
The BC game was in Massachusetts. I believe Desmond had 4 TDs that day and Derrick Alexander shredded his knee, clearing the path for Desmond's Heisman.
|39 weeks 3 days ago||The sound quality on FOX||
The sound quality on FOX football broadcasts is terrible. It sounds like they're playing in a tunnel. Hopefully that improves in the future.
|39 weeks 4 days ago||All the more reason to not||
All the more reason to not follow Rivals, Scout and 24/7, and just watch the game on the field. Nothing else matters.
|40 weeks 1 day ago||Title IX isn't an issue for||
Title IX isn't an issue for hockey, or it shouldn't be.
It's not hard to add a womens' hockey program if you already have a sheet of ice.
Michigan and Michigan State should look into it some year. It's scandalous their womens' teams aren't D1.
|40 weeks 1 day ago||Not sure how FIFA is to blame||
Not sure how FIFA is to blame for this. Advertisements aren't allowed on national team jerseys in official international matches, unless you have evidence to the contrary.
I think it's domestic soccer leagues you're upset at.
|41 weeks 3 days ago||Who is Aubrey Dawlons?||
Who is Aubrey Dawlons?
|41 weeks 4 days ago||Other than Rashan Gary, they||
Other than Rashan Gary, they should all redshirt.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||He's the best Michigan||
He's the best Michigan forward since Glen Rice.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||There's a very, very easy way||
There's a very, very easy way for a school to comply with Title IX if it wants to start a mens' hockey program.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||Best of 3's were done by the||
Best of 3's were done by the old WCHA in the first round. Logistically they seemed to survive.
The female WCHA hockey conference still does best of 3's.
It's a great way to do the first round.
I think we all agree the first round of the NCAA should be hosted by the higher seed. Let's start there as a first improvement and figure out the nuts and bolts later.
|43 weeks 5 days ago||We're not exactly breaking||
We're not exactly breaking news here, but nobody in Minnesota cares about Big Ten hockey. There were probably more fans at my daughter's U11 hockey game Sunday morning in Edina than there were at the B1G tourney Friday afternoon.
No Gopher fan is going to pay $100+ to go watch a 6-team tourney, especially when there are no true rivals in the conference (the rivals Gopher fans truly care about are UMD, Mankato and North Dakota), and especially after finishing up a 6-week stretch of youth and high school regional finals and state tournaments.
Three weekends ago, the Grand Rapids and Duluth East boys varsity teams played a regional final in front of 7,000 fans in Duluth. Two weekends ago, 19,000 were at the X to watch the boys' state finals between Eden Prairie and Wayzata.
This tournament isn't comparable to those, and isn't worth the time.
|44 weeks 1 day ago||O/U on about 300 folks in the||
O/U on about 300 folks in the stands yesterday at the XCel Energy Center to see Eaves's last game as Wisconsin. This hockey conference is a joke.
|44 weeks 2 days ago||What's the standard of play||
What's the standard of play in Michigan high school hockey?
I would be very interested to see some sort of Tournament of Champions where the state champs from Wisconsin, Massachusetts, Michigan and Minnesota all get together and play a round-robin tournament.
|45 weeks 2 days ago||FC Barcelona||
|45 weeks 2 days ago||The Nou Camp already exists,||
The Nou Camp already exists, this is a renovation.
|45 weeks 5 days ago||Doug Woog took an insane||
Doug Woog took an insane amount of crap and he played at Minnesota.
The reason Lucia has a lot of heat on him is the fact he hasn't won Minnesota a national title since 2003.
|45 weeks 5 days ago||The bigger problem, embedded||
The bigger problem, embedded in your reply, is that there is no "athletic department" functioning at Minnesota right now. That's a huge problem.
Lucia is the second best hockey coach at Minnesota right now. Maybe Frost should get the mens' job?
|45 weeks 5 days ago||Michigan better hire Pearson||
Michigan better hire Pearson before Minnesota moves on from Lucia, because he'd be at the top of their list as well.
|49 weeks 5 days ago||Doc Emrick, Gary Thorne or||
Doc Emrick, Gary Thorne or Martin Tyler should call every sporting event. If they aren't available, the game should not be broadcast until one of the two is able to watch it remotely and provide play by play.
|49 weeks 5 days ago||Patting Manning.||
|50 weeks 2 days ago||I highly doubt this kid||
I highly doubt this kid redshirts. Redshirting kickers doesn't seem like good business practice. If the kid can contribute he'll play from day one. There's no point in trying to preserve the kid's eligibility in 2020, and if he's as good as David he should be the guy.
And he seems......really good.
|50 weeks 6 days ago||His family must be loaded, to||
His family must be loaded, to pay $70K a year for IMG and then $50K a year to walk on at Michigan.
|51 weeks 1 day ago||Swenson, a highly regarded||
Swenson, a highly regarded offensive tackle for Downers Grove South High School in suburban Chicago, appears to have been a victim of a controversial practice known as "oversigning,", where coaches make commitments to more high school athletes than they can grant scholarships to under NCAA rules.
I don't think the author really knows what she's talking about. Oversigning wasn't the issue here.
|51 weeks 1 day ago||fart||
and it's stinky
|51 weeks 3 days ago||First off - we don't know||
First off - we really don't know that Schlereth or any living football player.
Second - the lid comes off the can as soon as physicians can begin to scan for CTE on living football players. The minute physicians are able to confirm that a high school football player has CTE will be the minute that the push begins to ban high school football.
|51 weeks 3 days ago||You're right - soccer does||
You're right - soccer does have a risk of concussion.
However, players don't have to knock heads with other players to win the ball (or possession).
Importantly - aren't youth soccer associations starting to outlaw heading in some forms?
You can still play soccer without heading the ball and there are reasonable ways to avoid head-to-head contact in soccer. I'm not sure how it would be reasonable in tackle football.
|51 weeks 3 days ago||Sorry, you're wrong. Tackle||
Sorry, you're wrong. Tackle football should be outlawed up until the age of majority. Minors should not be allowed to make this kind of decision. Flag football should replace tackle football until at least 16.
Hockey does not require 3/4 of its players to block each other head-to-head each play. The analogy holds no water. Or ice.
|51 weeks 3 days ago||Over time, I think most||
Over time, I think most people are going to disagree with Coach Harbaugh and determine football is in fact NOT worth it.
The main reason football remains intensely popular is because people can sit at home and watch it for free, yet not take part in it. Over time, kids will migrate to soccer, lacrosse, tennis and other sports where the very act of playing does not require its participants to sustain concussions.
In that sense, the NFL's youth flag football program will probably become very, very popular in the coming years. They are very smart to promote it, because it won't be surprising if 7 on 7 becomes "high school football" within 20 years due to insurance liability concerns.
|51 weeks 4 days ago||the sentiments expressed by||
the sentiments expressed by Everyone Murders.
This is not a sentence fragment you see every day. Very funny to read.
|51 weeks 4 days ago||Maybe the coaches "accepted||
Maybe the coaches "accepted their commitment" in as meaningless a manner as that signifies before a prospect signs the LOI. They aren't commits until they're signed.
A verbal commitment means nothing to either side. So long as everyone understands that, recruiting becomes a lot easier to follow for the fan.
|51 weeks 4 days ago||And don't forget the critical||
And don't forget the critical DeWayne Peace and Tony Drake commitments.
|51 weeks 4 days ago||It seems that Michigan fans||
It seems that Michigan fans have decided navel gazing and philosophizing are the ways to "get through this."
I suggest a different path. We don't know what is happening except for the incomplete stories of recruits who aren't going to Michigan, and recruiting analysts whose financial livelihoods depend upon creating click-able stories.
The better path is for fans to ignore recruiting until Signing Day. It is irrelevant until that point, and is mostly irrelevant after that point.
Think of all the time wasted worrying about Pearlie Graves, Shavodrick Beaver, Demar Dorsey, EJ Levenberry, and hundreds of others. Following recruiting is largely a waste of time.
|1 year 6 hours ago||Flannelly watches All-22 tape||
Flannelly watches All-22 tape of Brady's upcoming opponent every single week and prepares "a scouting report" he emails to the Patriots quarterback.
Man, I thought this guy was weird when I read about him in Bacon's latest book, and this confirms it.
|1 year 3 days ago||To the contrary, I think||
To the contrary, I think coaches are looking precisely at that. Many coaches, let alone employers, are looking at social media in making decisions on scholarship and job offers.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Yeah, one of them being||
Yeah, one of them being Wisconsin.
Coached at that time by Bo Ryan.
I'm interested to hear what you call that kind of "basketball."
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Cameron Dillard.Also||
can't remember a 3* from MI getting this type of attention from big schools down south before
Also committed to Florida. Offers from FSU, Oregon, Arkansas, Rich Rod, Va. Tech, etc.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Man, you're not having a good||
Man, you're not having a good morning defending the indefensible:
Lampard wouldn’t say what was wrong about reports he and then-teammates John Terry, Eidur Gudjohnsen and Jody Morris mocked American travelers after a drinking session at an airport hotel, stripping, cursing and vomiting in front of them.
One source said New York City FC’s front office had concerns and questioned Lampard about it, but were satisfied with the answers. Another claimed Lampard had been out with the trio but actually left and wasn’t present at the time of the incident, but out of loyalty stoically accepted being fined two weeks’ wages.
In September 2001, Terry and three teammates were fined two weeks' wages by Chelsea for an incident involving players and American tourists at a Heathrow airport bar in the immediate aftermath of the September 11 attacks.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||If you think my criticism of||
If you think my criticism of a man who made fun of Americans on 9/11, who stepped out on his girlfriend with the mother of his friend's child, and then admittedly used racist words on a soccer field is because of Chelsea, I feel sorry for you.
Gullit, Vialli, LeBeouf, Laudrup, Le Saux, Hughes. I am a long-time fan of Chelsea. I'm not a fan of Terry. There is a difference.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Your comment about "Bridge's||
Your comment about "Bridge's girl" is downright offensive.
Terry was banned four games and lost his captaincy and did not appeal the ban, and apologized for using unacceptable words. He admitted using racist words (which I refuse to copy/paste here). How is that BS? That is unacceptable, 100%.
Also, the 9/11 incident at Heathrow. Let me guess - that was the Americans' fault for being at the airport.
Terry is not a good person.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Well, they weren't really||
Well, they weren't really BS.
How about the Wayne Bridge incident?
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Sunil Gulati should give||
Sunil Gulati should give Mourinho a blank check to coach US Soccer.
Klinsmann is a good administrator but a poor coach. Keep him as technical director and bring in Jose. The USMNT would contend for a semi-final spot at the 2018 World Cup, at worst, with Jose in charge.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Looks more like||
Looks more like a shaggy Muschamp.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||They can't according to their||
They can't according to their current rules. He is on MLB's ineligible list, which precludes his consideration for the HOF.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||And for what it's worth,||
And for what it's worth, there is now evidence out there (under seal for years) that he gambled on his own team while playing.....
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Doesn't matter. He is Peter||
Doesn't matter. He is Peter Edward Rose, and he signed a document that made him permanently ineligible. The document doesn't differentiate between player or coach.
What happens with other people and other crimes does not matter one bit. Rose signed up for this. He's appealed in accordance with the agreement.
I don't see what the issue is.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||I don't need to be reminded||
I don't need to be reminded of that. I read the document Rose signed that placed him on the ineligible list. I'm aware of the rules.
Rose agreed to this. It's his own doing.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||He is on Major League||
He is on Major League Baseball's ineligible list. If you are on that list, you are ineligible for the Hall of Fame.
Pete Rose signed a document that permitted his placement on the ineligible list.
I don't understand why people think this is anything other than Rose's own doing.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Agreed. Either way, it's his||
Agreed. Either way, it's his own damn fault. The only reason he ever admitted to gambling was that he could peddle a book to get more money to gamble. It's his own fault.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||He agreed to the punishment.||
He agreed to the punishment. It's his own damn fault.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||How many times do people need||
How many times do people need to be reminded that Pete Rose AGREED to a lifetime ban from baseball.
Anything Rose has "been through" is 100% of his own doing and agreement.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||6'3", 360? I was 6'6", 180||
I was 6'6", 180 pounds when I graduated high school.
Forget football. For the sake of his heart and his health now and in the future, I hope Onwenu loses some weight.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||I say let every team go to a||
I say let every team go to a bowl game. People will watch. Who wouldn't watch a team like Texas?
If that doesn't happen, the rule that really needs to be eliminated is the one that bars teams from practicing if they don't make a bowl. Those are the teams that need the most practice. And, people would certainly tune in to Maryland, Virginia and South Carolina to watch the first game with their new coaches.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||In doing that, you make||
In doing that, you make Auburn look bad. I’m not saying anything bad about Auburn
Yes you are.
And how about Kareem Walker. He's potentially taking his ACT next weekend (this weekend?) and enrolling at a university in three weeks? What a world we live in.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Fred Jackson||
He's the head coach at Ypsilanti High School.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||If Fisch leaves there will be||
If Fisch leaves there will be at least 20 coaches applying for the position, many with as much expertise if not more than good ole Jedd. Just like Durkin.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Shafer wasn't the problem in||
Shafer wasn't the problem in 2008. At all.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Hoke's still on the||
Hoke's still on the payroll.
Hire him to coach the defensive line, which he is excellent at. Have Mattison run the defense and coach the linebackers for a year (his contract runs out after 2016).
|1 year 7 weeks ago||I really wish the idea of||
I really wish the idea of "preserving redshirts" (spoken in the post about Kinnel) would leave the thought process. Not that it's never a bad idea, but not one we should rue.
First off, keeping Kinnel off the field this year would've been a bad idea, as he is poised to play a lot next season. As it is he played in 7 games this year, which leads to.....
Second, this idea that playing special teams is a "wasted" redshirt isn't smart. Go check the number of special teams plays that occur over the course of a season. After 12 games this season I estimate it at about 350 plays. How is that "wasted", to learn the mechanics of setting up for a play, for firing off at the snap, for learning how to block, to learning the rules of leverage, angles, for playing in front of large (supportive or hostile) crowds? I think it would be invaluable.
Let's not also forget one other important point. Pick any player on down the line. There's a good chance that player will sustain an injury at some point over 4 years.
If the player is good enough to come play at Michigan, after 2-3 months he can probably contribute in some way to the team. I say, other than QBs, OL, and positions of depth, it might be a good idea to burn the redshirts so they're available in case of injury.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||On the other hand, if Reese||
On the other hand, if Reese doesn't want to come here, happy trails young man.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Did somebody really start||
Did somebody really start his/her question with "Rudock....."?
No wonder athletes hate the media. I don't blame them.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||The kid has been on campus||
The kid has been on campus now for what, 9 semesters? He might be able to graduate in spring 2016 and transfer out with immediate eligibility.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Rudock did plenty to get the||
Rudock did plenty to get the team to 7-1. He had nothing to do with the last play against Sparty.
The Utah game is on him. So, not too bad a job this year.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Agreed. Brogan Roback needs a||
Agreed. Brogan Roback needs a backup in Ypsilanti.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||And Tate Forcier shat all||
And Tate Forcier shat all over himself the second half of the 2009 season as a true freshman who early enrolled.
I can play this game too.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Fat Babby not having his team||
Fat Babby not having his team ready to snap the ball with :19 to go. There were about 2 minutes between the play being signaled a TD and the team lining up for the snap on 1st down.
Minnesota didn't even start their insane shifting until :13. Just insane end of game preparation, completely the inverse of Hoke v. Northwestern in 2013.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Try the Torch. Wade Keller is||
Try the Torch. Wade Keller is well-connected and has been covering the business almost 30 years.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||That is a terribly written||
That is a terribly written article.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Ever? You're not prone to||
You're not prone to hyperbole. And I'm a bit baffled on how a team ranked #10 (above undefeated Oklahoma State, Memphis, Houston, Toledo and Temple) is irrelevant.
This happens every year. Marshall started the year 11-0 last season. Do you remember that?
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Rutgers did not play in the||
Rutgers did not play in the Horseshoe last weekend. That game was at Rutgers.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Remember Chris Webber's||
Remember Chris Webber's retort to anyone asking him about the Fab Five documentary a few years back?
"It'll all be in my book. All the truth will come out then"
Hmmm, whatever happened to that book?
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Shut up Hoke.||
Shut up Hoke.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||This is what happens when you||
This is what happens when you allow a coach to decide when he's leaving. Red is great and all, he's done much for the program, but the things I've seen and read about Michigan hockey problems for years now are because of bad coaching.
The idea that such high level talent can come through this program and it misses the NCAA tourney is really beyond the pale. That is the result of bad coaching.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||How can a Nebraska commit be||
How can a Nebraska commit be an uncommitted visitor? Quite confused there.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I like the little nugget we||
I like the little nugget we got from Baxter here of 51 punt returns so far in five games. Even being conservative for the year, that could end up being about 100 punt returns for the season.
That's valuable experience for any player, not even taking into account punts to the opposition, field goals, kickoffs, kickoff returns, extra points. A player could end up getting 250-300 snaps in a season.
Maybe special teams isn't really a place where a true freshman wastes a redshirt, especially if it leads to occasional snaps on offense or defense late in the season.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||The Northwestern defensive||
The Northwestern defensive coordinator's last name is Hankwitz.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||For me, dysentery.||
For me, dysentery.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||"No Fly Zone"? Has Demar||
"No Fly Zone"?
Has Demar Dorsey finally gained his eligibility?
|1 year 16 weeks ago||14-1. It's happening until it||
14-1. It's happening until it doesn't happen.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||The guy left 22 years ago. Oh||
The guy left 22 years ago.
Oh wait, let's all wait until his book comes out.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Chris Webber didn't have a||
Chris Webber didn't have a reason to protest a lack of compensation in college.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Signing NTDP players isn't||
Signing NTDP players isn't the way you win in modern college hockey. If it was, Michigan and Minnesota would have a lot more national titles in the last 15 years.
How you win is recruiting high-end kids with significant experience in high school (Minnesota kids only) or juniors, and then keeping them in your program more than one year.
I'm sure Michigan fans enjoyed having Trouba and Larkin around for one year, but I'll bet if they'd have brought in Luc Snuggerud, for example (who is now in year two at Nebraska-Omaha), there'd be a bigger payoff for the Wolverines having him around for 4 years.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Arizona State will win the||
Arizona State will win the national title within 5 years. Their recruiting will be off the charts.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Especially considering Mora||
Especially considering Mora was on the other side of one of these kerfuffles with Eddie van der Does.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||He'll transfer to||
He'll transfer to Virginia.
Virginia will fire its coach.
Clark will ask to transfer yet again.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||The chapters about Hagerup||
The chapters about Hagerup are most illuminating.
To me, Brandon made two terrible personnel decisions. One was not hiring Harbaugh in 2011. The other was not replacing Red. Both programs have suffered for those decisions for years, and had he gotten those right he'd probably still be employed at Michigan.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Florida hasn't played a||
Florida hasn't played a non-conference road game outside of Florida since 1993. That was against Memphis, I believe. I'm stunned Michigan got them to agree to Texas!
Getting them to Ann Arbor would be almost impossible.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Great. Another game against||
Great. Another game against another opponent (Colorado) in which the only interesting component to the game will be to watch highlights of an unforgettable Michigan loss of years past.
Sorry, Colorado at night is not worth it.
And my goodness, I just looked at the 2016 schedule. That's a load of trash. 10-2 is the worst case.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||I really can't tell how||
I really can't tell the "bespoke" level on this yellow watch. Anybody?
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Maybe 2007 against Jimmy||
Maybe 2007 against Jimmy Clausen?
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Is Will Campbell going to||
Is Will Campbell going to take official visits?
|1 year 18 weeks ago||I really like reading the||
I really like reading the interviews this year. These guys are very smart coaches. I like how they address the questions.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||They do feel differently. My||
They do feel differently. My first memories are of John Kolesar taking care of Ohio State and Alabama. I love the helmet stickers.
That's why it's so hard to define "tradition" with a 136-year-old entity. You think of 1997, but I think of the 80s, five straight conference titles, Jim Harbaugh, Mark Messner, Tripp Welbourne, Vada Murray, John Kolesar, Jon Vaughn, Tony Boles, Leroy Hoard, Desmond Howard and Tyrone Wheatley before I get to 1997. And others think of the 1960s. And others, the Ten-Year War.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Yes, and since federal law||
Yes, and since federal law exists, Michigan could finally get around to starting a womens' hockey program, since it'd need to fund more womens' athletic scholarships.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||All Keith Jackson had the||
All Keith Jackson had the time to say was:
"Wheatley....he can haul it....it's a touchdown"
on a 44-yard run. Ridiculous potential shown on that TD.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Hoke recruited tons of||
Hoke recruited tons of "skilled" players. He didn't do anything with them. That's why he is unemployed as a coach right now.
And if you meant "skill" players, he recruited them too (Funchess, Green, Peppers, Smith, Darboh, Chesson, Butt, Bunting, Canteen, etc.), but, ditto.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||I thought Frederick Canteen||
I thought Frederick Canteen was recruited to play slot receiver? I distinctly recall Ace alluding to it in his commitment post.
Weren't De'Mario Jones and Bo Dever also potential players at that position?
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Well, of course. It could||
Well, of course. It could also matter for 30 other reasons.
On the other hand, it might not matter at all.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Right. Like that mattered||
Right. Like that mattered last year with Funchess.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Minnesota is a better team||
Minnesota is a better team than Michigan right now. It's up to Michigan to prove that is incorrect. They have the chance to do so on Halloween night (nice scheduling B1G - as if football fans don't have kids who trick-or-treat).
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Yes, Michigan has more||
Yes, Michigan has more talent, but Minnesota has been far better than Michigan the past two years. Kill has done a masterful job building the Gophers program since Brewster's tenure.
There's no question that on August 31 Minnesota is the better team until Michigan proves otherwise.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Right. It shouldn't take more||
Right. It shouldn't take more than one off-season. Football isn't an impossible mission. Do your job and win the game.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||The only teams that have||
The only teams that have brought in more talented players over the past 5 years are Ohio State and Michigan State.
Michigan should not lose to teams like Maryland, Rutgers or Minnesota. Michigan has superior players at almost every position on the field, as well as significant institutional advantages (training, recovery, health, facilities, etc.) off the field. The coaching let the team down last year and that issue has been remedied. If they aren't 10-2 in late November they haven't done well enough.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||If you're saying anything||
If you're saying anything regarding a record right now, it's a guess.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||This team has more talent||
This team has more talent than 10 of the teams it will play this year. Anything less than 10-2 and a meaningless bowl exhibition will be underachieving.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Maybe football should||
Maybe football should consider weight limits as a component of player safety, especially for offensive linemen. There's no reason any of these linemen should weigh more than 280 pounds.
Make them weigh in, televise it on SportsCenter, if they don't make weight, they don't play.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Yeah, that would've seriously||
Yeah, that would've seriously been cool.
Go the route of the University of Chicago and get out of the the stupidity of high-end college sports.
If the NFL wants a minor league, let it create one. Then we'll see the true test of these lawsuits started by O'Bannon - would player X really have any value on "the market" if he went straight from high school to playing for the Des Moines Rattlers in the NFL minor league. Or, does the player's value partially derive from playing for Alabama, Michigan, etc......
|1 year 23 weeks ago||I'm sorry, I can't get||
I'm sorry, I can't get excited about those stats. 1/4 of the guy's career rushing output came on one carry, a reverse, in a 60-point victory over Central Michigan.
Which skill player wasn't laughably underutilized on offense the past 3 years? There's a ton of Michigan players in the same boat as Norfleet.
Good luck to him at Tuskegee. I hope he ends up like Fargas, Cox, Rawls, and the rest who leave and do well.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||It shouldn't be a surprise.||
It shouldn't be a surprise. His production on the field is nowhere proportional to the amount of coverage he's received on this site.
If he didn't dance while waiting for returns, this news would have passed without 13 threads. Not being mean, just stating a fact.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Sad but true.||
Sad but true.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||We landed on the moon?||
We landed on the moon?
|1 year 23 weeks ago||2008 or 2005?||
2008 or 2005?
|1 year 23 weeks ago||The most recent true freshman||
The most recent true freshman wideout to make any sort of impact was Mario Manningham.
No way, it was Martavious Odoms. I wrote a diary about it years ago.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Football is just a weird||
Football is just a weird sport. Can you think of another sport where the skill set taught in college can actually be a liability at the pro game, or where all your knowledge entering the pro game potentially means nothing?
Baseball players have five tools which do not change.
Basketball players run, jump, play zone and man d, shoot, screen, etc.
Hockey and soccer players might learn new systems or styles of play but the fundamentals remain the same (you must have technical ability on the ice or the field, be fast, skilled, tactically sound, etc.)
Gymnastics, figure skating, swimming, etc., no functional difference.
Football, though, sometimes requires a years-long transition in some circumstances for players to learn intricate systems. You end up seeing an amazing athlete like Denard thrown into a different position and going to a new team that throws away all of the skills he has developed during his time in college. And had he stayed at QB, well, a new 2,000 page playbook to learn!!
Such a weird sport.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||It's the preseason. It||
It's the preseason. It doesn't matter. Waynes will be a good pro.
And Michigan State defensive players continue to be drafted high because they are great players.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||He never really had a||
He never really had a decision to make with the most important program at Minnesota, however, and that's a good thing.
The next hire is going to have to decide what to do with Lucia if he continues to underachieve.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Ah, Carlos Brown. The guy who||
Ah, Carlos Brown.
The guy who had a redshirt burned in 2008 to play against Northwestern when the team was 3-7.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||During the September -||
During the September - November time of year, Gopher football has a lot to compete with:
- the Vikings
- the Wild
- Gopher hockey
- high school hockey
- youth hockey
The Gophers are probably 4th or 5th on the sports "priority" list even when they're a good team.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||The Axe and the Pig are||
The Axe and the Pig are infinitely more important than the Jug for Gopher fans, because of the rivalry with those schools and their fans, and because they've only won the Jug about 4 times in the last 40 years.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||There are four primo games on||
There are four primo games on the Minnesota home schedule. The opener against TCU, and then Nebraska, Michigan and Wisconsin.
Nebraska, Wisconsin and Iowa tickets at TCF are always at a premium because those teams travel so well and have many grads in the Twin Cities. Nebraska and Wisconsin tickets are very expensive this year.
Michigan is third-highest in price, but I don't think the market isn't going to escalate that much for an independent reason. That game is at night on Halloween. I dare say two things will keep the prices near where they are now: (1) trick or treating will lower the pool of folks (namely, families with young families and disposable income) looking to buy into the game; and (2) students might flood the ticket market by going to Halloween parties instead of the game.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||I bet Stefon Diggs is the||
I bet Stefon Diggs is the best rookie WR in that game and it isn't particularly close.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||I'm not sure why anyone in||
I'm not sure why anyone in their right mind would allow their kid to play anything beyond flag football. All of the so-called benefits of playing football, specifically working as part of a team, can also be achieved by playing frisbee golf or completing a difficult chemistry project, without the threat of destroying your brain and/or body.
If people continue to engage in discussing this moral dilemma in deciding whether their kid should play a sport, it should be a pretty big indicator that your kid should not in fact play that sport.
Boxing is going away, people don't joust anymore, duels are rare. There are reasons why those previously-popular activities don't happen anymore. People prefer living with some semblance of quality of life.
Ultimately, though, I don't think football will go away or "die" because people can watch it on TV without having to take part in it. The restrictions on the sport will cause the quality to significantly decrease (most college football is terrible at this point), the talent pool will continue to flee, but football will continue to be around.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||There is a flip side to that||
There is a flip side to that coin.
While some folks do not like spending time outside in the winter, I certainly wouldn't want to live somewhere where it's 95 degrees with 80 percent humidity for five months a year.
For many folks, having cold weather, snow, ice to skate on, avoiding insane heat, etc., factors favorably into their quality of life equation.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||What a colossal waste of time||
What a colossal waste of time and money on something that simply does not matter.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Minnesota won last year||
Minnesota won last year because it had better players, not because it was more physical. The best player on the field was Maxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Williams.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Looks pretty similar to||
Looks pretty similar to Michigan's recent conference history, to be fair.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||The import from this story||
The import from this story was that guys who wanted a fifth year of scholarship money would have to tryout, and in response to this, we've seen a bunch of guys leave the team.
I would suspect Harbaugh is fine with this and would rather have guys around who want to fight for their spot instead of being excited for an opportunity with the Bobcats.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||I understand all of that.||
I understand all of that. Those are good points. I'm not sure it's a good decision to give up a top undergraduate degree in order to practice with a team for 3 months, where you have no opportunity to play, and you (let's be honest) have no guarantee Texas Tech's defensive coaches will be your coaches in 2016.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Why in the world would you||
Why in the world would you walk away from a Michigan degree to get one from Texas Tech? And why transfer, he could have finished his degree and played 2016 anywhere as a post-grad.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||John Thompson. #49. He's got||
John Thompson. #49.
He's got a convoy.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||David Brandon didn't sign||
David Brandon didn't sign Michigan to Adidas, did he?
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Manchester United will||
Manchester United will receive 750 million pounds for the next 10 years from its new deal with Adidas.
Michigan has some catching up to do, and yes, I understand the difference in global reach between world soccer and amateur sports. This just provides a little perspective.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Wrong. There are plenty of||
Wrong. There are plenty of incorrect "facts" in 3 and Out.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||"Fedorov shot, he SCORES.||
"Fedorov shot, he SCORES. That's why you pay him a billion dollars!"
|1 year 29 weeks ago||How about Legends patches??||
How about Legends patches??
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Sure, there's more to it.||
Sure, there's more to it. Fedorov was one of the two dominant forwards on the team when the Wings won 3 Stanley Cups. I think that's enough to warrant #91 in the rafters.
The Wings would not have won any Cups without Fedorov. You can't say the same about Fetisov.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||It seemed to me like somebody||
It seemed to me like somebody other than Cowherd was telling Cowherd to get ticked off and try to push Harbaugh's buttons. I didn't see anything wrong with Harbaugh's responses to some awful questions, and then Cowherd just flipped for no reason.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Racine Park. Pretty good at||
Pretty good at football. Won the state title in 1988 (Brent Moss) and 2005 (John Clay).
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Regarding Colin's comment||
Regarding Colin's comment about 18 year old kids who heard the interview, I'd have been pretty sad with my life if I was a high schooler listening to sports talk radio while on summer vacation.
Let's see - beach, basketball court, or listening to Colin Cowherd?
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Pipkins asserts in the||
Pipkins asserts in the article that Michigan wanted the scholarship… but for what?
This is how Pipkins gets sympathy, by claiming he was being moved out. If Harbaugh and the doctors just want him to rest, going public with the argument that Michigan's doctors are concerned with his health and don't want him to play anymore doesn't make much sense for a story.
This is probably an attempt to gain public support for his transfer (the old "come and get me" plea popular in world soccer), and to apply pressure to whichever football team's medical staff receives his medical records from Michigan in the attempt to play one more season.
I understand both sides on this one. Both the professionals and the college kid are doing what they think is the best.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||How did Hutchinson get 6||
How did Hutchinson get 6 years (1995 recruiting class?) at Michigan? He played in 2000. That would make him and Brady members of the 1996 recruiting class if they redshirted.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Lloyd Carr won 80% of his||
Lloyd Carr won 80% of his conference games.
Carr lost fewer games in 13 years than Rich Rod and Hoke in 7.
What's your point.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Wasn't Lloyd the DC when||
Wasn't Lloyd the DC when Woodson committed? If he inherited him, it was only because he helped bring him in.
Did Lloyd inherit A-Train, Henson, Navarre, Perry, Woodley, Burgess, Hall, Brady, Hutchinson, Manningham, Hart, Henne, Breaston, Braylon, etc.etc.etc.etc.
Stay off the stupid pills.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||This is stupid.||
This is stupid.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Fart||
|1 year 30 weeks ago||He agreed to the lifetime||
He agreed to the lifetime ban. It really doesn't matter what any of us think.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||There are only two||
There are only two problems:
(1) All baseball players see the sign in every dressing room which tells them not to gamble on sports; and
(2) much more importantly, Pete Rose himself agreed to the lifetime ban.
But as a baseline proposition, if you're betting that your team would win, you could be in a position that you would bet your team would not win, to cover your losses if you bet on your team winning and it didn't happen. The moment you even consider doing that, professional sports turns into the WWE.
And as for the second issue (random game in which your team isn't playing), shamone. Pete Rose calls up the manager of a team in that game, tells him to tank it and offers to split the winnings with him. You have no problem with that?
|1 year 31 weeks ago||And you have no idea of the||
And you have no idea of the actual available scholarships for the 2016 class, just like the rest of us. That number won't be known for sure until next August.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||This would be a rather||
This would be a rather unintelligent way to run a recruiting board. You are making assumptions without complete information, just like the rest of us. It is very well possible the coaches know they will have 25 spots available in 2016 and are recruiting for that possibility. The fact none of us precisely how that will happen does not mean anything hypocritical is going on.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Well, you're right though the||
Well, you're right though the Rose Bowl means a lot as well.
But the rest are just exhibition games. It's true. They mean nothing.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||As far as importance goes,||
As far as importance goes, the Michigan State TD throws in the fourth quarter were the best throws Henne ever made. The touch and precision on the TDs to Mathews and Manningham were out of this world good.
Henne was great in the bowl game as well, but that was nothing more than an exhibition game.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||He's been doing this for a||
He's been doing this for a decade now. His ability as compared to his contemporaries, as well as the number of trophies he's won, probably puts him in the argument for greatest of all time. The only players who really compare at this point are Pele, Maradona, Cruijff, Beckenbauer and Di Stefano.
Had he won the World Cup last year, there would be no argument he's better than Maradona. What a bummer Argentina lost.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||You were too busy telling||
You were too busy telling Candace Cameron Bure about the rich history of Michigan Football.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||If I'm remembering right,||
If I'm remembering right, 2010 v. Illinois had kids rushing the field. After a game with 1,200 yards and 130+ points, it was appropriate.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||he can fill in Hernandez role||
he can fill in Hernandez role as the #2 TE who can be a deadly receiver while Gronk will get the attention from defense.
Too soon? Maybe not too soon?
|1 year 38 weeks ago||If the Patriots wanted a good||
If the Patriots wanted a good Michigan wide receiver, they should have kept Gallon and not let him to to Oakland.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||No. No. It's a practice. I||
It's a practice. I don't even want to watch my own kids practice.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Who is the Onsted character||
Who is the Onsted character mentioned 3 times in this post?
|1 year 41 weeks ago||If the question is opened up||
If the question is opened up to just Michigan players, the answer is probably Webber, closely followed by Rice.
If the question is opened up to any college basketball player ever, given this team's style of play and specific needs, Christian Laettner is the no-question pick.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Webber wasn't the 5 for the||
Webber wasn't the 5 for the Fab 5, it was Juwan Howard, who was backed up by Eric Riley.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||If you want a dominant 5 in||
If you want a dominant 5 in your lineup, you should be picking Juwan Howard, not Webber.
That said, Webber is still the right pick.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||No joke - if Hoke would've||
No joke - if Hoke would've studied DeBord last offseason, he might still be working in Ann Arbor.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||The other knocks on Hyman, if||
The other knocks on Hyman, if you want to call them knocks, are:
1) Couldn't get his team into the NCAA tournament; and
2) Not one of the best three players in college hockey this season.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Ah, thank you. When I first||
Ah, thank you. When I first read it I didn't understand how "so many Mountaineers" were skying over NFL defenders.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||I don't get the reference to||
I don't get the reference to Mountaineers.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||I'm aware. The point of my||
The point of my post is that Minnesota should probably be the permanent host of the B1G tourney, if they're not going to hold it on campus.
Tons of hockey here in the Twin Cities this weekend. Womens' Frozen Four, NCHC, and I think WCHA? If any location can support the B1G, it's the Twin Cities.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||I live in Shoreview,||
I live in Shoreview, MN.
Minnesota high school only allows 25 games plus playoffs. The season length is only November - March. They've implemented a new "before and after" program to try and work within the Tier I structure in the future (this was passed by MN Hockey within the past couple of months). We'll see how successful it is from having more and more kids leave for Juniors each year.
I thought Shattuck and the MN Blades were Tier I. Maybe I'm mistaken.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Two Fridays ago over 21,000||
Two Fridays ago over 21,000 people were at St. Paul's XCel Energy Center (yes, a neutral site) to watch that evening's high school hockey semi-final games.
Good job B1G.
|2 years 1 week ago||It's not a gem, it's the||
It's not a gem, it's the truth. Maxx Williams is a far better football player than Devin Funchess. He frankly was more, eh, impactful, at the Big House this year than Funchess.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||Fisch was also an offensive||
Fisch was also an offensive coordinator for one year (2009, I think) at Minnesota under Terrible Tim Brewster.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||If Grant can shut down star||
If Grant can shut down star WRs, he should have little problem with Funchess.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||It's an open week, not a||
It's an open week, not a bye.
Michigan still has to play 12 games (to our detriment). They aren't getting a bye from anything.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||What a coincidence. Mattison||
What a coincidence.
Mattison turns 65 tomorrow.
If Hoke is fired, Mattison should retire. Enjoy life.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Go watch the Tyrone Wheatley||
Go watch the Tyrone Wheatley Wolverine Historian highlights.
You'll see him scoring a TD in the 1992 MSU game with about :25 to go in the fourth quarter to win by 25.
Don't talk about "class." It's not worth it.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||He was a captain last year,||
He was a captain last year, was he not?
Way to undercut a team leader.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Oops I farted.||
Oops I farted.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Like I said, Brian said he||
Like I said, Brian said he can't do it, so if you want to know, you're going to have to do the work on this one.
Or, you can just wait until Saturday night to watch more of this shit sandwich of a team.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Minnesota ran 70 offensive||
Minnesota ran 70 offensive plays.
Is it that hard for you to track down those plays, spend the 10 minutes it takes to watch them, condensed, and figure it out yourself?
It's a serious question. Brian can't do it this week. If you want to know, you're going to have to figure it out yourself.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Hell, expand||
Hell, expand it.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Hell, expand||
Hell, expand it.