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|9 hours 6 min ago||I don't know about free||
I don't know about free parking, but the parking structures are a pretty good deal.
|9 hours 21 min ago||More precisely, it's every||
More precisely, it's every soul who is expected to be inside the fence - regardless of whether or not he/she shows up.
|9 hours 24 min ago||I have to say I'm amazed that||
I have to say I'm amazed that in 2014, there are still people who believe the attendance figures are an actual count of fans at the stadium. That hasn't been the case in sports since sometime last century.
Attendance in college football is the number of tickets sold (or otherwise distributed) plus all the passes given out for the press box and field, plus I think everyone who works at the stadium. It's basically intended to be as high a number as possible.
|1 day 6 hours ago||147 replies, and not a single||
147 replies, and not a single "You're a Baller" image (with "NOT" MS Painted in there)?
Disappointed in you guys.
|1 day 7 hours ago||Fun fact: Corso always waves||
Fun fact: Corso always waves a Dixon Ticonderoga pencil on the set - because he used to serve as their business director.
|1 day 8 hours ago||Jimbo Fisher and Bo Pelini||
Jimbo Fisher and Bo Pelini are former Miles assistants.
|3 days 4 hours ago||I was watching that game on||
I was watching that game on TV and turned it off with about 2 minutes left when it looked like the game was lost and there was nothing to see. Whoops.
|3 days 4 hours ago||Not sure Sumlin and Franklin||
Not sure Sumlin and Franklin belong in the top 10 either.
OTOH, I'm surprised Jimbo Fisher and Mark Richt aren't up there. Winning a national title and/or staying for a long time at one place (e.g, Ferentz) usually gets you a nice payday.
|3 days 5 hours ago||I'm guessing that includes a||
I'm guessing that includes a hefty performance bonus for making the Rose Bowl. I don't think his regular salary is that high.
I don't think the Hoke figure is accurate - pretty sure he's making around $4M a season.
|3 days 6 hours ago||Time to update this||
Time to update this commercial:
Best PSA ever.
|3 days 7 hours ago||Why does the NCAA need an||
Why does the NCAA need an entire year before it can rename the first and second rounds? (The 2015 tournament will still use the "second/third round" nonsense.)
|4 days 3 hours ago||They don't offer specifics||
They don't offer specifics other than that he was "credited with signing them."
He was playing in the NFL during their recruitment. We can assume he was not doing the heavy lifting and going on the road to do in-home visits .
It was probably more of a thing where they might meet him when they took a visit to WKU's campus (at least if it wasn't during the season).
|4 days 5 hours ago||Good players don't||
Good players don't automatically make good coaches.
I'm skeptical about how involved he really was at WKU. He was playing in the NFL through 2001, so much recruiting was he really doing?
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|4 days 6 hours ago||At the very least, Harbaugh||
It's easy to say that in hindsight, but Harbaugh in 2002 had no coaching experience, outside of a little unpaid stuff he apparently did on the side at Western Kentucky.
In any event, the man who did get the job, Loeffler, has turned out to be an excellent QB coach in his own right. Maybe the question to ponder is, what if he had been promoted to OC in 2006? Maybe his career trajectory could have been accelerated.
|5 days 8 hours ago||Hoke had already given Clark||
Hoke had already given Clark a second chance after the computer-stealing episode. Let's not forget that.
|5 days 8 hours ago||Football players will do||
Football players will do stupid things and get arrested. It's pretty tough to have a completely incident-free program. What separates some programs from others is how they respond afterwards.
|1 week 7 hours ago||According to Martin? I don't||
According to Martin? I don't recall him speaking out on this matter.
Carr definitely didn't like Miles, but Martin was the boss - it was ultimately his call.
|1 week 7 hours ago||The "TMZ" rumor about things||
The "TMZ" rumor about things that allegedly happened 20 years ago? No, it is not "commonly understood" at all. It appears to be a baseless rumor that has gained traction on the internet.
|1 week 1 day ago||I think sometimes we try to||
I think sometimes we try to over-quantify everything. Athletes are human beings, and their confidence level rises and falls just like everyone else. If we define "momentum" as having increased confidence in victory and playing with more passion as a result, yeah, it certainly exists.
To look at Michigan football, I don't think our defense gave up 400 yards to Gary Nova just because of matchups or playcalling - we were in disarray as a team and not playing together. OTOH, I don't think Gardner was able to throw for 450 yards on OSU last year just due to an unusually good gameplan by Borges. We had early success offensively, the team realized it could play with OSU (a team on a 23-game winning streak, mind you) and it went balls-to-the-wall the rest of the game.
|1 week 1 day ago||Should #6 be +12.7? It||
Should #6 be +12.7? It sounds like a positive play.
|1 week 1 day ago||You've got a pretty idealized||
You've got a pretty idealized vision of pro basketball in Europe. The reality can be quite a bit different.
There can be a lot of pressure on American players in Europe. Europeans tend to expect all American players to be superstars and will often turn on them if they don't live up to that. Fans over there are just a different breed, more aggressive and confrontational (whether to their own players or opponents'). Racism in European countries can be really nasty, far beyond what you'd see in this country.
Some European leagues are also very irregular when it comes to paying players on time and otherwise treating them like valued employees. There are lots of stories of megalomaniac owners who refuse to pay their players after a tough loss, and so forth.
|1 week 1 day ago||More specifically, he would||
More specifically, he would have gone here if he'd been in better shape academically. At that time no one had gone pro out of high school in about 20 years, and he wasn't thinking of it until late in his senior year when it looked like he wouldn't qualify for the NCAA minimum. (IIRC he finally did get a qualifying SAT score on his last try, but he'd already declared for the NBA by then.)
|1 week 1 day ago||Given that we've won 42 Big||
Given that we've won 42 Big Ten championships, it's generally difficult to say that a non-championship Michigan team could be in the top 15 in school history*. The 2011 team was good team but not a great one.
*(Although you could make a legitimate case for 1985, and maybe 1999) .
|1 week 1 day ago||For anyone with a chance to||
For anyone with a chance to attend, they're giving out souvenir championship banners to commemorate the 2014 Big Ten title.
|1 week 1 day ago||I don't think that's too||
I don't think that's too realistic. We're going to end up losing one or both guys eventually.
It actually might not be so bad if they leave before Beilein retires. We'd miss them but they could gain head coaching experience at a mid-major and then potentially come back here as a finished product. If they remain loyal assistants to Beilein to the end of his career, that'd be great for Beilein's program but then we'd probably be replacing Beilein with a rookie HC who might need time to grow into the job.
|1 week 1 day ago||It could be LaVall Jordan who||
It could be LaVall Jordan who has the inside track. He's done fantastic work with the backcourt. Hopefully we don't have to make that decision until sometime in the 2020s.
|1 week 1 day ago||LeVert.||
|1 week 1 day ago||It has not been||
It has not been substantiated, and in fact, insiders categorically dismiss it.
It's a nasty allegation to make and disturbing that it's accepted as fact by many here.
|1 week 1 day ago||This is nitpicking, but why||
This is nitpicking, but why should we have lost to Northwestern? We played terribly, for sure, but NW played no better.