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|1 week 2 days ago||I'm thinking he didn't||
I'm thinking he didn't flat-out say our special teams play was 'horrible' because it's unprofessional to publically slam other people in your profession - especially the ones you just replaced. That said, Baxter's forgotten more about special teams play than any of us will ever learn so I'm sure he's well aware of all the bad habits and flaws that need to be fixed beyond counting to eleven.
As an aside, a lot of you have certainly remarked on the burgeoning size of our coaching staff. And the more I think about it, the more it makes sense to do this. Obviously football isn't theoretical chemistry or Chinese literature but generally a low student-to-teacher ratio is one of the more reliable predictors of how effective a class is - why wouldn't this be true for coaching football, especially at the college level?
|1 week 6 days ago||With all due respect to the||
With all due respect to the fine ladies of softball:
Chicago deep dish > Detroit style >>>> NY style floppy cardboard >>>>>>>>> the cracker crust square cut shit they serve in St. Louis and Columbus
IF YOU CUT A ROUND PIZZA INTO SQUARES YOU'RE DOING IT WRONG
|2 weeks 15 hours ago||As with 95% of the other||
As with 95% of the other posters here, I would not trade John Beilein for any other coach in the country, full stop. If I had to decide between keeping Beilein as coach for another decade or simultaneous sexytimes with Kate Upton and Felicia Day, the answer is Beilein.
Having said that, yes I often hate our extreme aversion to fouling and frequent tendency to get murderized on the offensive boards. Yes, I'd like to be a lock down defensive unit and hit on some more five-stars. But with anything in life you take the bad with the good. If this is Beilein's price of admission, I'll pay it any day of the week and twice on Sundays
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Weird... "Ohio" and||
Weird... "Ohio" and "disgrace" in the same sentence.
That may be true, but to be fair one has to be capable of shame in order to feel disgrace in the first place.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||See, there's crass and||
See, there's crass and there's, per the article:
Handrahan, according to witnesses, made sexual comments or innuendos about female players and their relationships with their boyfriends
That's not an appropriate thing for any coach to say to any of his players and their blood relatives (we ARE talking Ohio State, after all)
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Wheatley certainly has||
Wheatley certainly has opinions on which RB is doing what things and things he likes and doesn't like that's he doubtlessly vocalized in practice but he's certainly not going to tip his hand to the media especially right now when he's still building relationships with these guys.
Phil Jackson coached in part by taking passive-aggressive potshots at his own players through the media and made it work because he's Phil Jackson. Most coaches are not.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Can't make it out there since||
Can't make it out there since I live in Ohio (sigh) but I bought an #eating shirt so I'll be there in spirit
|2 weeks 3 days ago||So, a couple thoughts||
1) There is a case to be made that expelling the OU fratboys for being mini-Sterlings is an affront to free speech. I'm not a lawyer and as such won't comment on the legal ramifications. But, if we're speaking to the point of what ultimately advances the greater good, then you should absolutely expel the guilty SAEs for what they did. If you do not, what kind of message does it send to a minority kid from Tulsa or Enid who's thinking of applying to OU? How do you look her mom and dad in the face and tell them that OU is where she should stake her claim to the future?
2) If push comes to shove, I'm not going to die on this particular hill because I think it more important to improve lives than ruin them, but as of this writing the names of the guilty parties have not been released. Assuming that this holds up, that is some grade-A bullshit right there. Trayvon Martin, who was poor and black, had his name dragged through the mud by various "news" outlets and was called a thug who got his pot-smoking ass suspended from school. The OU frat boys who have a whole lot more money and a whole lot less melanin will be comparatively insulated by their privilege and will eventually be able to leverage family and frat connections to land anonymously cushy six-figure jobs in middle management.
3) I have a few friends who were Greeks so I certainly bristle at broad-brush condemnation of the Greek system. That said, there is something flawed with the culture - and before we start making jokes about the south, let's remember that Michigan's had its own problems in that regard. I'm particulary incensed in this case because the frat in question was an Asian frat and I'm Asian-American myself.
|3 weeks 8 hours ago||That was a huge controversy||
That was a huge controversy at the time (I was barely old enough to remember it) and Magic - in a turn of events that now seems unthinkable - got booed at the Forum by Laker fans for appearing to spearhead the coaching change.
The reality is a *little* more complicated. Laker owner Jerry Buss was the guy who ultimately pulled the trigger and though his budding friendwith with the ascendant superstar certainly played a role, Westhead's firing wasn't all because of Magic. The offense was compartively stagnant and primarily was a half-court offense that featured Kareem and made the other four players feel stifled. The Lakers were 7-4 when Westhead got axed so his firing certainly and understandably raised eyebrows, but the winners get to write history - assistant Pat Riley was promoted, the Lakers went more up-tempo and won it all that year and three more times before the first Showtime era came to a close.
And Westhead himself apparently learned his lesson - after being fired for having too plodding an offense he then went on to coach some of the high-octane offenses of the 80's-90's, including the Nuggets and that unbelievable LMU team
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Also re: Mitch Albom - This||
Also re: Mitch Albom -
This is a secondhand anecdote (which is admittedly 'cool story bro' but still a considerable step up from writing about MSU players attending a game they actually didn't), but a friend of mine who I have zero reason to disbelieve worked as a movie usher in West Bloomfield/Birmingham when she was a teen. According to her, Bill Bonds was a cool guy who let the workers keep the change and Mitch Albom parked in the handicapped spaces.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||accidental duplicate comment,||
accidental duplicate comment, feel free to delete
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Said this before and I'll say it again, but...||
....between Terry Foster, Mitch Albom, Drew Sharp, Michael Rosenberg, Mark Snyder, Rob Parker and who-knows-who-else-but-probably-everyone-not-named-Wojo-or-Chengelis, Detroit is to hack sportswriters what Kenya is to long-distance running champions.
I confess to full ignorance about othe cities' mainstream sportswriting rosters, but is there any other city that even *touches* Detroit in terms of top-to-bottom sportswriting incompetence?
|3 weeks 3 days ago||You are absolutely correct on||
You are absolutely correct on this point, however it's often been the case that giving someone the facts only further entrenches their absolute wrongheadedness
|4 weeks 6 hours ago||The story arc thus far (I||
The story arc thus far (I haven't watched s3 yet) would seem to suggest that the third and final season is where Frank finally reaps the fruits of his scheming and sinning but if anyone can escape that comeuppance it's the honorable senator from South Carolina.
|4 weeks 11 hours ago||Between him and Dean Smith,||
Between him and Dean Smith, these were truly two titans of the previous generation that we lost in the span of a few weeks. Although I never got into the original series, I was (and remain) a huge fan of Next Generation and Deep Space Nine, neither of which would've existed without Nimoy's work. I don't feel sadness so much as I do gratitude because by all accounts he lived a long and prosperous life, and it was truly a privelege to share this good earth with him for a time.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||...yeah, let's not handle||
...yeah, let's not handle things the way Colorado did.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||There is one thing the Hail &||
There is one thing the Hail & Unite cretins are absolutely right about:
“We really wanted to clarify that ‘The Victors’ and what we are doing couldn’t be further apart,” Weinberg said.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Far be it from me to impugn||
Far be it from me to impugn the graphic designers on this thread because my meh stint in architecture school makes me doubt I could hack it as a graphic designer myself but....
...for these alternate helmets, pretty much the only design involved was putting a school's logo on the side of the helmet and scaling it up by a factor of 2 or 3.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Logged on just to upvote this||
Logged on just to upvote this
|4 weeks 5 days ago||At this point Spike is a||
At this point Spike is a known quantity - and the guy that, in 2012, OSU fans were initially crowing about us getting while they got future HoFamer Amadeo Della Valle
|4 weeks 5 days ago||We may not make the NCAA but||
We may not make the NCAA but we'll get a lot farther in the NIT than they will in the NCAA when they get bent over by Middle Wolfenstein College in the first round.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||HERE FOR THE POSBANG||
HERE FOR THE POSBANG BITCHEZ!!
I wish I hadn't missed the last part of the game, I was in the toilet taking an Ohio
|5 weeks 1 day ago||This project is the answer to||
This project is the answer to a question that no one asked.
I could understand this happening at Ohio State which has something like 2 1/2 fight songs that aren't particularly good, but not here, man. That said, I'm willing to chalk this up to youthful indiscretion. And I'll leave with two small things in defense of Fail to Unite - a) there is sadly a very broad and recent precedent for commercially successful music via corporation focus groups b) as a CAUP graduate I am kind of impressed that the arch. school guy on their team found time to do stuff that wasn't design studio.
But, yeah - kill this with fire.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Eh, I'll allow Brian some||
Eh, I'll allow Brian some room for poetic hyperbole here. Piece of shit human being encompasses a broad breadth of venality. That Brandon is not a literal terrorist or a corrupt and overtly racist cop doesn't necessarily exculpate him from being a shitty person - just a palpably less shitty person than the examples you cite.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||To be honest, I stopped||
To be honest, I stopped paying attention at the mention of Jason "Harbaugh has already turned down Michigan" LaCanfora
|5 weeks 3 days ago||It's a shame, because for all||
It's a shame, because for all of the Browns legion flaws, the defense is legitimately good and a few healthy d-line guys from being Seahawk-esque elite and Mike Pettine is a perfectly acceptable and possibly even good coach you could win with in the NFL and that guys will play hard for.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||The most amazing thing, to me, about the Hoke era....||
I'd voiced this thought on a previous topic about 'where was your personal breaking point with Hoke', but it bears repeating because it's such a profoundly damning indictment.
For me, my personal breaking point was getting pantsed at home against an okay Minnesota team, largely because it was coupled with the North Korea-esque shitshow of obfuscation that followed Shane Morris' "concussion-like symptoms"
Several other commenters agreed with me. Many more did pointed to other disparate incidents like 2013 MSU, Russell Bellamy being totally unprepared for Nebraska, the Utah game, the Notre Dame game, the stake incident, etc. as the point where Hoke lost them.
The kicker? I couldn't disagree with any of their reasons for why X incident made them turn on Hoke.
(Well, I think there was at least one guy who said Hoke lost him when he decided to go for 2 against OSU in 2013 - I disagreed there as that was one of a handful of times where Hoke made the right call.)
|6 weeks 2 days ago||HIstorical footnote time:||
A lot of people may not remember this, but Tark was >.< close to becoming the coach of the Lakers in 1979, the year they drafted Magic and set the Showtime dynasty into ascendancy. It was essentially a done deal and a seemingly natural fit - Laker owner Jerry Buss (the GOAT sports team owner, imho) was, after all, no stranger to Las Vegas himself. The deal, of course, never came to fruition.
Why? Tark's agent, Vic Weiss, who would've helped cross the i's and dot the t's went missing and was found stuffed in the trunk of his car in an LA parking garage - something something gambling debts and mob ties. Buss, a consumnate gentleman, held the offer on the table for Tark, but the timing just wasn't right for obvious reasons and Tark elected to stay with UNLV
|6 weeks 4 days ago||With the obvious disclaimer||
With the obvious disclaimer that our fanbase is 90% saints and 10% idiots and OSU's is 10% tolerable and 90% mouthbreathing unclefuckers....
I'm sure Ms. Weber would probably have a thing or two to say to the mouthbreathers trawling the Elven Warriors comment section if she'd read the site, but keep in mind that idiot Michigan fans are going to register on her radar more than Big Lots Buckeyes would mostly because she lives in SE Mich and therefore probably has to take more shit from bad M fans.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah, it's almost like a||
Yeah, it's almost like a parent might get emotional and upset when she sees people being shitbags to her high school son and put them on full blast.