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|7 weeks 3 days ago||Dude, he is a college||
Dude, he is a college basketball coach in charge of coaching student athletes. You can't throw a basketball at a player's head - not even once. That shit is unacceptable and when taken in the context of the rest of the footage paints a pretty shitty picture of what kind of coach and person he is.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||I agree for the most part,||
I agree for the most part, but RR did, in fact, go after high-end talent, he just didn't land it very often. If I recall correctly, had he stayed at Michigan, we were set to land Dee Hart, Sammy Watkins, and Kris Frost for 2011....all 5 star players. Have we ever landed three 5 stars on rivals in one class?
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Coach Brown,You need to up||
You need to up your professional demeaner if you want to be taken more seriously. As elaydin wrote above, your UM slant is too easily visible and it makes it very difficult to read your information sometimes.
You have done a good job of getting information and establishing relationships; just remember that such privilege comes with responsibility, and I think that is what is making some people on this site nervous.
Most of the time, your updates and writing style are far too presumptious. If you look at TomVH, although adequate, he isn't exactly Ernest Hemingway when it comes to writing ability. However, Tom very obviously has a professional code and he sticks to it. It's much of what makes him successful and a big reason why recruits trust him, year after year. If you want to avoid problems down the road and want to be taken more seriously, then you need to do the same.
I'm not trying to be a dick about it, but obviously you're trying to make a go at the recruiting business so hopefully you can take some of the criticism you receive from mgobloggers and use it to become better at it.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Gardner's ceiling is||
Gardner's ceiling is ridiculous. He is a gamer and if he makes even moderate progress over the next two years, will be an absolute terror for B1G defences. Outside of maybe landing Hand, this news is far bigger than any Hello post we could have gotten.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Stay away from that list.||
Stay away from that list. Trust me.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Very exciting to think about||
Very exciting to think about our level of recruiting right now, but some people are being overly optimistic about the time it will take for the 12 and 13 classes to have an impact. Sure, Derrick Green will probably contribute early, along with a few others, but the quality of your team is made up mostly of juniors and seniors i.e. your classes from 3, 4 and 5 years ago. When you look at it from that angle, it will still be a few seasons before our roster is actually comprised of the top-end talent we have become accustomed to bringing in the last two classes.
If you look at our 2010 class, it's pretty weak. It had six 4-stars, of which the highest rated two aren't even with the team (Christian, Dorsey). Now we got Ryan and Gardner as stars, but for a class signed four years ago, it's short on stars and even meaningful contributors.
So I love following this stuff, it's a lot of fun, and there is more than a good chance that the 12 and 13 classes will allow Michigan to pull away, along with OSU, from the rest of the big ten. I'm just saying, don't expect to happen any time soon.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||My girlfriend wanted to come||
My girlfriend wanted to come over and do dirty things this afternoon and I told her I was swamped with case studies and other non-existent tasks. Obviously, I wanted to be here at 4:00 to either celebrate wildly or emotionally implode with my internet friends upon hearing the decision of an 18 year old.
Sometimes I hate myself.
|17 weeks 21 min ago||Great list, thanks for||
Great list, thanks for putting it together. Since I assume this is a primer for the Derrick Green announcment, I think it would be beneficial to narrow the focus to backs who were similarly ranked to Green. If you look at Rivals from 2003-2010 and check out the backs who were ranked in the top 10 overall players in the nation, as Green is, you will see that the odds are in favor of Green having a nice, if not excellent, career.
2003 - Reggie Bush
2004 - Adrian Peterson
2005 - Jonathon Stewart
2006 - Beanie Wells
2007 - Joe McKnight
2008 - Darrel Scott
2009 - Bryce Brown, Trent Richardson
2010 - Marcus Lattimore
How do you like them apples?
|18 weeks 2 days ago||No way he can be a bad guy.||
No way he can be a bad guy. He reads the bible and says Jesus a lot in his interviews.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Happy New Years dudes. I quit||
Happy New Years dudes. I quit drinking lately but I'm looking forward to tomorrow's game. Here's to 2013.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||.||
|22 weeks 3 days ago||So he listed the #2 ranked||
So he listed the #2 ranked team in the country #2 on his list of serious contenders?
|22 weeks 6 days ago||Fuck it, let's have two||
Fuck it, let's have two threads.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||Are we still presumed to lead||
Are we still presumed to lead for McDowell?
|23 weeks 2 days ago||Haven't been there in a||
Haven't been there in a while, but I always thought Compuware arena was a shithole.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||That behavior is unacceptable||
That behavior is unacceptable coming from a professional who is being paid to do a job. He should have to return his pay for the week of that game for voiding the terms of his contract. Luckily, the lions don't even need him, as Broyles looks like the better player and better person going forward.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Our best chance to win is to||
Our best chance to win is to have Devin at QB and Denard sharing the backfield as an RB/Slot. If he is able to throw then it's an added bonus, maybe he can catch them by surprise a few times.
I hope he gets to throw a few passes but I find it verrrrrrry hard to argue against the fact that Gardner gives us the best chance to win at QB.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||So are leaving the board all||
So are leaving the board all together or just not going to mod anymore? Your well-timed wit would leave a large void.
|28 weeks 9 hours ago||That gif is destined to be an||
That gif is destined to be an mgoblog classic.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||Everytime these updated lists||
Everytime these updated lists come out and I see guys moving up or down 5 or 6 spots it reminds me how utterly fucking worthless following the lists can be. Here is how I look at it:
Top 20: Unbelievable Talent
Top 100: Sweet
Top 250/300: Still pretty sweet
Below top 250/300: Lower chance of success but who the hell knows?
Aside from that, I just can't get myself to care about who is ranked #35 and who is ranked #90.
|28 weeks 3 days ago||I can't speak for every||
I can't speak for every sport, but almost every hockey player I know partakes in the green herb at least occasionally in the off-season, and several during the season (maybe twice a month give or take). Once you get down to the AHL and ECHL you have several guys who do it every day. It just isn't seen as a big deal.
While it is against the rules of the league, they don't test for it and when it shows up on a test, the worst that will happen is they'll give you a verbal warning. If they tested and enforced a ban on marijuana in the NHL, they wouldn't have any players left.
Just think about this...when was the last time you heard about a professional athlete in one of the 4 major team sports getting in trouble for testing positive for pot? Never, it doesn't happen. Pot related issues only arise when players are stupid enough to get busted with it in their cars or out in public, ala the Detroit Lions players.
|28 weeks 3 days ago||Mgoblog: because sleeping is||
Mgoblog: because sleeping is for people with jobs.
|28 weeks 4 days ago||Ah, I remember that dong||
Ah, I remember that dong punch now. Thanks.
|28 weeks 4 days ago||I don't pay attention to the||
I don't pay attention to the individual O-linemen like the better football minds on this site, but has Christian Bryant received any playing time, and if so how has he looked? He is kind of important going into next year, no?
|28 weeks 4 days ago||"Defender removed, Gardner||
"Defender removed, Gardner got up like a glacier tired of gouging lakes out of mountains."
Excellent piece of prose right there.
|29 weeks 27 min ago||Correct that -- pro women's||
Correct that -- pro women's teams would get throttled by really good high school men's teams. College wouldn't even be worth attempting.
|29 weeks 22 hours ago||Well considering the 4 most||
Well considering the 4 most prestigious players I have access too are all in Europe, it may take the lockout to end before I can take specific player requests, but I'll certainly do the best I can.
|29 weeks 22 hours ago||Also Blue in Yarmouth, I||
Also Blue in Yarmouth, I should have mentioned this before, but if the Dad or the kids are into hockey and would appreciate any autographs or hand written letters or anything of that nature from some players, then let me know and it will be very easy for me to help out in that regard.
I also refrained from making a lockout joke due to the nature of this thread, and it was hard.
|29 weeks 23 hours ago||While health care in Canada||
While health care in Canada is universal, it differs from province to province so it all depends on system in this particular province. I'm not really familiar with it but I must say I'm very surprised they aren't receiving money and assistance from the government. As an Ontario native, I saw government money go to far less needy medical causes than this.
|29 weeks 23 hours ago||I hate everyone. Everyone in||
I hate everyone. Everyone in the whole world.