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|4 weeks 4 days ago||It's all good||
For my part, I was not looking to antagonize you.
Kiffin can be a scumbag. And he may be in the right here. Both can be true. On that I suspect we can agree.
My guess is that Kiffin told him he'd give him a job, but the guy was required to go through the HR process by the university. HR made him submit a background check. He submits his info. He moves to South Florida. He fails background check. He is not allowed to start work.
If he moved before everything cleared, then that was his choice. He knew he had a conviction and if he disclosed it on his HR application, he could have asked if it would prohibit his hiring.
Also, there are some states who have laws that prohibit public employers (like universities) from asking conviction information until the later stages of the hiring process. Not sure if Florida is one of those. That law allows folks with past convictions to get further in the hiring process and get hired more often because the employer considers the merits of the applicant rather than screens them out at the start. The downside is that sometimes people move before the conviction info is discovered. It is what it is.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Contingent Job Offers||
It's very common to offer someone a job and include in the offer letter that the offer is contingent up passing a background check.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||Yes. And I'd rather be||
Yes. And I'd rather be services orally than by hand. But it doesn't mean that the latter is unwelcome or should be diminished by stating that I had a greater, unconnected preference.
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|18 weeks 3 days ago||Totally Agree||
We've hired coaches of elite recruits. It has an impact. People the kids feel comfortable with end up in the program with the top recruit. Family members probably support having a coach who helped get the kid to that point at their university. It's permissible and impactful.
We probably don't need to escalte the bagman comments or comparing it to Treadwell. We got beat for this recruit. We wish him well and move on to the next.
|20 weeks 11 hours ago||And Mike Riley||
Former Oregon State and current Nebraska coach Mike Riley.
So, Harbaugh, Rich Rod, Riley and Anderson...that's like four active coaches who have coached in both the BIG and Pac 12.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||First Downs||
We win both Iowa and OSU if we have the ability to convert just a few first downs on offense. The defense played great for the entirety of both games but you can only be on the field for so long before allowing points of some kind on the scoreboard. Improving the line would help and the running game with it. So would a little better play calling during those late game series.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||Stupefied!||
It's so weird how someone can have a favorite player, even if they were not the best player. I am stupefied. /s
|32 weeks 2 days ago||Actually, it works better.||
Actually, I think it works better when you spell it correctly. More absurd=more funny. It's Science!!
|46 weeks 4 days ago||Famous UM Killers||
I'll take Richard Loeb (of Leopold and Loeb fame) for $100, Alex.
|51 weeks 7 hours ago||Jon Snow to Leave Castle Black?||
So, I have been thinking Jon Snow is slated to lead an army of wildings and other possible loyalists south...perhaps to unite the north in a defense against the white walkers or even to King's Landing (join forces with Dany? Tyrion holds Jon in high regard so he might advise such an alliance).
The oath of the Night's Watch says that "my watch shall not end until my death." He has died so he should be free to lead an army anywhere he sees fit...
|1 year 15 hours ago||The Greek||
He probably owed some mobster from The Wire known only as The Greek some serious drachma.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||I'll come to your clinic!||
Dear high school coaches. UM is no longer able to host a satellite camp for your student athletes. If you band with other high school coaches put on a camp in your area and invite me to attend, I will be happy to serve as a volunteer. JMFH.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Spike||
I know folks mention it from time to time, but I continue to feel that losing Spike also hurt this season more than it is credited. The impacting of losing Caris is so obvious but the combined harm of losing both has been less so
|1 year 8 weeks ago||True, but...||
All of that may be true. But, he also may want to work a UM to be closer to his son during his remaining time as a UM player. Then, when Henry is done, Biff can go back to Baltimore (if that is what he wants) or move up the ladder, as you say.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Natural Fill||
It is possible to use natural fill rather than the crumb rubber on turf fields. If the studies' suggest any cancer problems, it may be possible to install or maintain existing fields without the crumb rubber tires being used as the fill. Of course, the natural fill is more expensive.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Now you are being a tool.||
Are you really arguing that he should be forced out?
|1 year 20 weeks ago||What is our best win?||
Our best win is BYU? NW? We beat the teams we were supposed to beat. But none of the three best teams we played.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Four years||
I also don't have a problem with any school committing to four years with a coach, but I was one of the folks that thought Rich Rod should have been given a fourth year. I certainly have no problem with Purdue giving a fourth year to their current coach over the MAC flavor of the month (when they just attempted that path with Hazell).
|1 year 22 weeks ago||What stunt?||
Anyone know the stunt to which he is referring?
|1 year 28 weeks ago||At the time...||
I would say Drew Henson was over-appreciated when he was splitting games with Brady. Carr invested a lot in keeping him away from baseball only to have him leave to play baseball--at the expense of playing time for a senior Tom Brady.
Henson was good when he played a full season as a starter but, to paraphrase Things to Do in Denver When Your Dead, his reputation far exceeded his skills (mammy-rammer).
|1 year 34 weeks ago||The dumbest thing about this...||
Setting aside the many good reasons we want it played every year, this is a dumb idea for even the most jaded branding/marketing wanker.
One of the main reasons that Ohio State and Michigan stay relevant when their performance is lacking is The Game. Even if Michigan blows, they will still register on the national stage toward the end of the season precisely because The Game is played every single year, without fail. The same will be true when OSU has a down year or period. You start skipping a few years here or there and people will care less (ala UM vs. ND).
Even a branding schmo should be able to see that it would hurt the brand.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||"I got my hair cut correct like Anthony Mason."||
"I got my hair cut correct like Anthony Mason."
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Yeesh||
Kelvin Benjamin ran a 4.61. Hard to keep pitching Funchess as a Benjamin type WR when he runs a full tenth of a second slower.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||ADA Accommodation||
I think this would stop if he submitted an ADA request for accommodation to his employer asking to be excluded from the media sessions due to a social anxiety disorder.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||I agree||
He said plenty of positive things about UM. Many of you seem like you want to hate him and are just hearing the things that support your point of view.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Agreed!||
I could not remember his name, but this is the guy from the Haloscan days that I was trying to remember. He was a regular and valued poster who suddenly announced his retirement from the site (no anger, no big causal event)...and then actually never came back that I saw. Seemed like a good dude.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||In the context of this||
In the context of this article, it's a fair comment. He moved from USD, to Stanford, to SF, to Umich without staying put too long. I read this less as a comment that JH really wants to be in the NFL and more as a suggestion that JH has been a bit of a nomad as a coach. I hope he stays a long time, but this comment by the Bee was a reasonable one--not another feeding of the NFL centric trolls.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Good natured piece. I||
Good natured piece. I enjoyed that one and expect some of the kookiness that Harbaugh will bring. It's part of the total package.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Vandy||
I am not sure whether things have changed, but in the 1990s Vandy had a reputation for turning away the top recruits it could get due to very high academic standards--including eventual Kentucky star and Nashvillian Ron Mercer. I think they also had no athletic director or had some similar alternative structure that de-emphasized athletics.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Gerg Part Deux||
Given the disaster that was The Gerg (his Super Bowl D Coordinator)was at UM, I think salvaging the career of another member of that staff is a poor idea. Skeletor be gone!