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|21 hours 2 min ago||Is he really that great of a||
Is he really that great of a recruiter? It seems like a lot of in-state talent has slipped out of IU's hands lately.
|21 hours 4 min ago||And there are many people in||
And there are many people in the state of Indiana who cheer for both teams.
|21 hours 15 min ago||If what you're telling us is||
If what you're telling us is true, please do not be a complete idiot and actually post anything from the Michigan football playbook online.
|21 hours 23 min ago||Be careful what you wish for.||
Be careful what you wish for. Indiana is a plum job and even with this relatively down season, they are in far better shape than they were when Crean arrived. Supposedly they'd like to target Brad Stevens if/when the job comes open. Seems doubtful, but then, we just pulled Harbaugh out of the NFL.
|21 hours 59 min ago||Yes. Jarrett Irons and Will||
Yes. Jarrett Irons and Will Carr, among others, came from there. Greg Mattison, in his first stint here, was instrumental in recruiting Texas.
|22 hours 9 min ago||I'm not certain, but I think||
I'm not certain, but I think Vilain's first name is actually spelled Luiji and not Luigi.
|22 hours 19 min ago||Wait, so are you a Detroit||
Wait, so are you a Detroit fan? I thought you were just a Cleveland fan.
|22 hours 34 min ago||I enjoyed the Sir Mix-A-Lot||
I enjoyed the Sir Mix-A-Lot homage.
|1 day 1 hour ago||How about we stop with the||
How about we stop with the gratuitous insults, OK?
Should people hold grudges 16 years after he graduated? Maybe not. But it was pretty irritating at the time that a guy who didn't come from poverty and had no relationship with Martin prior to college not only took money from him but kept doing it even after it got his own coach fired and the school investigated.
|1 day 1 hour ago||I agree that those groups||
I agree that those groups underachieved somewhat, but NBA careers are irrelevant to this discussion. Traylor was a great college player, which is what mattered. OTOH, your claim that Taylor was "really good" is strange to me - he underperformed, big-time, at Michigan. He had all the talent in the world but only averaged 12 and 6 his junior year.
|1 day 22 hours ago||Maybe not nowadays, but back||
Maybe not nowadays, but back then for sure. The 1971 basketball team was very good; it went 12-2 in Big Ten play, one game behind OSU. But back then only the league champ went to the Big Dance.
|2 days 35 min ago||Many, many coaches have that||
Many, many coaches have that policy, including Ton Izzo.
|2 days 42 min ago||I know, private school and||
I know, private school and all, but . . . yikes. $260,000 for four years of undergrad? That tuition bubble is getting awfully big.
|2 days 45 min ago||And we don't know what the||
And we don't know what the guys were doing in December when we didn't have a coaching staff. I assume they were still working out with Wellman but I'd bet attendance was spottier.
|2 days 51 min ago||Yeah, I'm pretty sure he||
Yeah, I'm pretty sure he never had an early departure before he came to Michigan. Now he gets them every year. He did come here in part because he thought he could recruit a higher caliber of player but still, I don't think he could have quite anticipated this.
|2 days 1 hour ago||And does Drake Johnson count||
And does Drake Johnson count as both a white player and a black player?
|2 days 1 hour ago||Besides the amateurism issue||
Besides the amateurism issue (which I agree is a factor), there are two other issues:
1) A lot of athletic departments are financially shaky as it is and to get into bidding wars for athletes would cripple their bottom line.
2) Competitive balance. The playing field isn't necessarily level to begin with, but allowing any school to pay what it wants would make it even more unlevel.
|2 days 1 hour ago||Gutz was hurt. Henne did||
Gutz was hurt. Henne did beat out Clayton Richard, though. Richard eventually focused exclusively on baseball and is still in the pros.
|2 days 1 hour ago||Gutierrez did, in fact,||
Gutierrez did, in fact, undergo shoulder surgery. The surgery didn't occur until midseason but by the end of fall camp, he had noticeably lost velocity on his throws and was shut down the final week before the season. He was going to be the starter otherwise.
|2 days 1 hour ago||Well played . . . there is no||
Well played . . . there is no NBA prospect named "LaVert."
LeVert will be a first-rounder if healthy, though.
|2 days 1 hour ago||That was basically the 2013||
That was basically the 2013 PSU football game on the hardwood.
|2 days 21 hours ago||We won that day without||
We won that day without making a single three. Wild game.
|2 days 21 hours ago||Yeah, I believe the photo||
Yeah, I believe the photo above is actually from the second steal. After the first one he got free for a fastbreak dunk.
|2 days 21 hours ago||Google translate delivers||
Google translate delivers this for the Turkish poster:
|2 days 22 hours ago||Problem is, coming out with a||
Problem is, coming out with a prison record might damage your chances of getting the wife/family down the road.
|2 days 22 hours ago||General Studies is||
General Studies is misunderstood. It isn't a set curriculum. Beyond your distribution requirement, you can take what you want if you're BGS. It's a way for people with unusual schedules (like having football practice from 2-6 every weekday) to design a course of study that interests them. I don't see why someone going through BGS would feel bitter about it.
Now, if you were nudged into Sports Management and Communications, I could maybe see it. But the guys who have to do that are the academically marginal ones. Even then, they have the chance to transfer into LSA if their grades are good enough.
|3 days 44 min ago||Given that a lot of people||
Given that a lot of people are good at 3-point shots but no one is very good at halfcourt shots, I don't see how they are correlated. Heaving up a shot from the timeline is a pretty different kind of motion than shooting a 3.
|3 days 45 min ago||That may be, but people still||
That may be, but people still choose where they're going to school. They can't choose which pro team picks them. And the difference in locker room atmosphere is something that pretty much every young pro talks about. They go from being close friends with their teammates to having teammates they have no relationship with off the court.
You don't have to be in college 3-4 years to get the experience, but once you give it up you can't get it back - not as an athlete anyway, and not even really as a regular student either. Being a 25-year-old taking summer school classes isn't really the same experience.
|3 days 1 hour ago||Because if given 10 chances,||
Not sure I follow. How does the payoff influence the odds? Are people more likely to make the shot if $20M is riding on it than if it's for nothing?
|3 days 1 hour ago||And when you get out, it's||
And when you get out, it's got to suck to have to explain that "gap in the résumé" to a prospective employer.