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|5 days 18 hours ago||Delete||
Didn't see someone already posted about his criminal stalking investigation at Michigan.
|5 days 22 hours ago||Even that is an insult to Bleacher Report||
nbadraft.net is hot garbage. At least Bleacher Report has made an effort to invest in writers to produce better content. A monkey randomly picking names out of hat could come up with a better mock draft than the stuff posted on nbadraft.net.
|6 days 19 hours ago||Combine for OL||
Not a lot of OL get invited to the Combine especially considering how many OL are on NFL rosters. I concede the Senior Bowl point: almost all of the Senior Bowl participants were invited to the NFL Combine. But a lot of the Shrine Game OL participants were not invited so it is not that surprising that Magnuson was left off. Considering Kalis was a late addition to the Senior Bowl, his omission is a little more stunning.
This may not be a good sign for their draft prospects if NFL teams did not want to see them after the postseason senior all-star games. But I do wonder how much more you will get from an OL at the Combine after you already got their measurables at the Senior/Shrine Bowl, interviewed and watched them practice. I don't think the other Combine workout testing (40, shuttle, etc.) really adds that much in the evaluation of OL.
|6 days 20 hours ago||Under Armour probably regrets that deal now||
Under Armour's stock has tanked in the last 12 months, and I wonder if they would still offer UCLA the same terms now with the trouble their company is facing. UA's stock price was around 40 a year ago and the month before they signed UCLA. It is barely over 20 today.
Personally, I am glad Hackett and Michigan avoided Under Armour. A lot of people on this board were enamored with them, but they are still miles behind Nike and adidas.
|1 week 1 hour ago||Until this past year||
Hard to argue with the job he had been doing until this past year, but there was not much for him to do. Dantonio and Izzo were already in place. Their football program has had one of the best decades in their history. Keeps Izzo happy. I think the major complaint for MSU fans before this year was the Tom Anastos hire and continuing to stick with him.
But this year is testing other skills that he may not have.
|1 week 1 hour ago||Kalis & Magnuson vs. Braden||
I wonder if the NFL scouts felt they saw enough of Kalis & Magnuson at the Shrine Game and Senior Bowl that they did not need to see them at the NFL Combine. Kalis practiced for both of those games which is rare so NFL teams probably got a good look at him--better than most prospects in this draft.
Ben Braden was not invited to either game so maybe this is Combine invite is because NFL personnel are looking for more data on him.
|1 week 1 day ago||Not sure I agree with this||
This stinks. MSU avoided firing her. She gets to retire and possibly keep any kind of financial benefits or retirement package? Are both trying to protect themselves in a future lawsuit?
|1 week 1 day ago||Sad for all parties||
Blackwell seemed like a guy who was well regarded in the Detroit community. The players, both Michigan and MSU, had a lot of respect for him from SMSB.
|1 week 1 day ago||Izzo's take on this was awful||
Izzo was put in a bad position because the MSU AD was MIA, but Izzo essentially said it is better to be ignorant.
"Whether you believe this or not, I can look everybody in the eye here and you can read my body language -- you know more than I know," Izzo said. "For two reasons. One, is in this day and age, it's better to have less knowledge than more knowledge. Especially if you are the people on the outside."
|1 week 1 day ago||I never understood this||
Not attacking you, but I never understood this. This is a message board, not the New York Times. We aren't smearing their names or reporting news. People get smeared on here and post inaccurate stuff here every day. I don't understand why people have to tiptoe around rumors on a message board unless it reaches a point where people start acting like douches.
Their names have been mentioned as rumored to be involved. No one is saying they did anything right now.
|1 week 2 days ago||I think there will have to be some kind of standard||
Urban areas and high density traffic will need V2V communication to maximize the benefit. I think they will have to standardize the communication across the industry like wireless internet. A newer car may have newer technology, but it would still have the ability to talk with older standards.
|1 week 2 days ago||Credit||
I think the fastest way to do it would be to offer a credit to get older cars out of circulation. Possibly the government could help subsidize it based on savings they would theoretically make with self-driving cars? I also wonder if insurance companies would make or lose money with self-driving cars. There would be far fewer accidents and claims but wouldn't companies have to charge a lower rate?
I think local municipalities that rely on traffic tickets will take a big hit with self-driving cars, but I guess traffic ticket revenue has already been dropping in many places already.
|1 week 2 days ago||Theoretically there would be no traffic and higher speed limits||
With self-driving cars, you would be able to avoid the issues that create traffic by having cars that communicate with each other. This would also allow you to increase the speed limits.
I am not a proponent for switching to self-driving cars now as I believe it should be an all or nothing proposition. And I would need to see that they have enough evidence that these systems are able to handle snow-covered roads and other inclement conditions where decreased visibility affects camera and sensor performance. I know Ford has been working on some systems that get around this. The other issue is what happens if the system goes down? Most people will probably be terrible drivers with self-driving cars because you only maintain a skill like that with practice.
|1 week 2 days ago||I don't think there can be any in-between||
I think it will be very hard to have an in-between. Fully autonomous cars will probably require the ability to communicate with all cars on the road. I think you lose many of the advantages and increase liability without it.
|1 week 2 days ago||I don't think the list is final||
The list posted on NFL.com yesterday got pulled down, and people have been reporting on it like it was official. The official Combine list has not been released yet. I don't think the list that was temporarily visible was final.
|1 week 4 days ago||2018 season opener||
Canteen will line up against Michigan in the 2018 season opener in South Bend assuming he completes both of his final years at ND.
|1 week 5 days ago||Internet killed Tom Lemming||
Tom Lemming (PrepStar) & Allen Wallace (SuperPrep) were the guys in recruiting before the internet destroyed them like the rest of print media. They relied on selling their magazines and did not adapt to the new world. Tom Lemming even had a 1-900 number recruiting hotline where you got charged $1.79/minute for his recruiting scoops. Even in the year 2000, Lemming was still trying to shill his magazine and 1-900 number. Rivals got started, blew up, and Mike Farrell made himself the self-appointed "godfather of recruiting."
Tom Lemming was on ESPN.com for a little in their early days, but they ditched him pretty quickly. He used to have this Roadtrip series where he would visit a different prospect in every part of the country and write it up as a postcard.
|1 week 6 days ago||FERPA should not cover the staff member though?||
FERPA should not cover the staff member though? Unless he was a grad assistant?
|1 week 6 days ago||This is sad||
The journalists that cover MSU athletics should just be embarrassed. MSU fans talk about the "Blue Wall" of Detroit media that is biased against them, but time and again, we see stories like this that they consistently miss while Lynn Henning writes this beauty of a column before Signing Day:
Speaking of Signing Day, how convenient of MSU to release this along with the Demetrius Cooper spitting story after the LOIs were signed.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||You may want to change the the thread title||
Lyle is participating in warmups, looks fine, and may play.
Mods, maybe just make it the game open thread?
EDIT: But he's not starting. So I may be wrong.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||JaQuan Lyle is at pregame warmups||
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Few returning starters||
Air Force was hit hard by graduation. The service academies usually have a lot of turnover in their starting lineup, but they had an unusually large senior class of starters graduate. Low recruiting ranking also contributed to this. I think they will outperform this as the service academies are harder to quantify based on their different recruiting profile and systems, but I don't think this will be one of the better Air Force teams.
I think Brian covered this in one his posts recently, but Bill Connelly looked at returning production for FBS, and Air Force was dead last at #129. Michigan is #127 BTW.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||LOL||
1. Onwenu is a projected starter; a true freshman OL who got playing time. Playing time is not a reason for a transfer. In fact, playing time is a big reason why it is most likely not him.
2. Onwenu is from Detroit Cass Tech, a hometown kid from a pipeline school. Who is the last Cass Tech kid who left Michigan for any reason? Boubecar Cissoko? And he didn't even leave by his own choice. He got into legal trouble. This also rules out things like homesickness and family emergencies.
3. We have no reason to believe that Onwenu is in academic or legal trouble. Who is the last Cass Tech kid to transfer out of Michigan for academic reasons? Most of the kids from that high school come pretty prepared for college.
This is not just some blind guess or weakly rooted assumptions. It is thinking which you refuse to do. Insiders have to post stuff many times without names because that is how they continue to get information. But it is lazy to just start listing off players' names like you are and trying to get the OP to continue to refute them until you are satisified. There is not one good reason to even think it would be Onwenu. So why even bring it up?
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Critical thinking and logic does not point at Onwenu||
Clearly the OP does not want to name the OL at this time. You didn't ask a question. You just threw another name out there for him to confirm after he already said no about Cole & Bredeson.
Nothing is confirmed until after the fact. But there are common reasons why players leave programs, and the point I was making is that Onwenu does not fit them at this time. And why is the burden of proof on me? At least, my reasoning makes sense. What possible reason do you even see Onwenu leaving the program? Why is this even a concern for you besides the OP mentioning an OL leaving? Does Onwenu seem more likely compared to the rest of the returning OL?
|2 weeks 5 days ago||2016 season hypothetical||
2016 season hypothetical: How do you think this past season would have played out if we had OSU at home and MSU & PSU on the road like OSU did this year?
Personally, I think Michigan would have gone 11-1 and in the playoff with the only loss to Iowa on the road.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I don't believe it either but their trajectory better than MSU||
I don't believe in James Franklin, but he is recruiting well and has a good team on paper for 2017. I think their program trajectory is better than MSU and the gap is widening between OSU, Michigan, & PSU from the rest of the division in recruiting.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||More from a season ticket standpoint||
We should have gotten OSU's schedule: OSU home alternating with MSU & PSU home in the following year.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Tough thing to approach||
The problem with looking at 2015 rankings is that some of those players are already accounted for in returning production. I think possibly using a weighted average of the recruiting rankings may be a way to look at it.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Feleipe Franks (2016) and Jake Allen (2017)||
I think they have taken as many QBs as Michigan in the last 2 recruiting cycles. But they have no upperclassmen QBs and Del Rio is going to be out for a while.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||He's an in-state lineman and projected starter||
He's an in-state lineman and projected starter. Not homesick and not a problem with playing time. The other options would be academic and legal trouble. He was at the Orange Bowl so he is eligible. No legal trouble has been reported anywhere.
The OP made this sound like someone was transferring by choice as well so it would most likely apply to someone that does not want to be at Michigan anymore. And on our list of linemen, Onwenu is among the least likely for this story to apply to.