this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
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|13 weeks 5 days ago||I'd go with the innovative teacher||
Bill Walsh type who doesn't have to be an jerk just for the sake of being a jerk. Plays within the rules but outside the status quo to give his team in the best chance to win. It is not just about how much he knows, but also about how much he is able to get his team to understand and execute.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||calipari must be the greatest coach ever||
To have this great a season with so few good players.
|17 weeks 5 hours ago||you're right||
you probably are wrong
|20 weeks 4 days ago||No, that's the beautiful part. When wintertime rolls around||
the gorillas simply freeze to death.
|23 weeks 5 days ago||I've come around to this line of thinking||
As long as the student athlete gets 4 (I wish it would be 5) years worth of free education, I don't think a coach should be forced to keep him on the team if the coach has decided the athlete isn't good enough to compete at that level. It's the Les Miles scholarship pull and boot from campus the day before classes begin that really upsets me.
|24 weeks 10 hours ago||the comments on this thread are fascinating||
130 replies to say that nobody cares about the subject of the thread. 188 on a thread about a t-shirt he wore. 150 on a thread just asking if anybody knows anything new about him.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||lane kiffen did this against colorado||
Back-up qb and punter with the same number and ran a fake punt.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||I disagree||
JH for example would have played hard no matter where he went to school because full speed is the only speed he knows.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||all that proves is that nfl officials||
Are terrible at determining if a football is within specifications when they simply handle the ball. The only sensible solution to this is to take this out of the control of the teams (and team personnel) and put the footballs under league control at all times when not in play. The patriots coaching staff has proven again they will break any rule for an advantage no matter how small the advantage gained.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||Baylor would like a word with you||
regarding which one loss Big XII team should have been selected for the playoff. The idea that the playoff settles things on the field would ring very hollow if you were to take TCU over Baylor.
|28 weeks 19 hours ago||shine up the rust belt||
is awesome. I salute you!
By the way Jim Harbaugh, Mark Dantaonio, James Franklin and Urban Meyer. SEC West has met half of its match anyway.
|28 weeks 19 hours ago||yeah||
but could you go for 246?
|32 weeks 4 days ago||yeah||
Because sarcasm is measured in decibels
|33 weeks 1 day ago||your link was paywalled||
just curious which pro handicappers and statisticians agreed that ohio state should be out.
Football outsiders has them at #2 in the f/+ rankings. http://www.footballoutsiders.com/stats/fplus
Sagarin has them #4 in his predictor rankings. http://sagarin.com/sports/cfsend.htm
ESPN football power index has them at #3. http://espn.go.com/college-football/statistics/teamratings
All those by the way seem to agree that Florida State shouldn't be in
From those sources it looks like the statisticians would rank them Alabama, Oregon, Ohio State and Ole Miss.
|36 weeks 4 days ago||some places pay lip service to the idea||
But FSU football really does have the entire community behind them.
|38 weeks 5 days ago||spread to run||
Everyone knows manball is the only way to run the football.
|39 weeks 5 days ago||no love for||
|42 weeks 3 days ago||That's a bold strategy Cotton||
Let's see if it pays off for them.
|44 weeks 1 day ago||stephen a smith and skip bayless||
Think that might be the nicest thing ever written about them on the internet.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||replacements||
I didn't think of Asif Mandvi, but that would be a strong choice. I like the idea of Al Madrigal having his own show, you would get a couple of years out of him mocking the two parties pandering to the Hispanic vote (actually that could be a never ending supply). Larry Wilmore and Wyatt Cenac could do well hosting their own shows. The lazy choice would be John Hodgman just stepping in and doing a similar 1% angle. They have lots of great choices and if Colbert is just going to do the same monologue 3 guest routine that Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon are already doing then he can enjoy his enormous checks without me watching that show.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||I think a lot of this board||
Is missing the beauty of the dribble drive offense and the way it opens up the offensive glass. When it's running well, the weave up top with the handoffs waits to get a matchup that they can exploit, forcing help defense that leaves Kentucky's bigs un-boxedout (probably not a word) as they crash the offensive glass. You can see Calipari have trouble getting his players to run this set, but when they do it's nearly unstopable.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Looking at Sullinger vs McGary||
It's hard to say what McGary could do next season to improve his draft stock. Even if McGary had the kind of season Sullinger had as a Freshman and Sophomore, McGary would still have the same back injury risk hanging over his head that lead Sullinger to be a late first round pick.
In B1G play McGary is 19% usg 109 ORTG and 92.1 DRTG
Sullinger had two years of 26.6% usg 118.3 ORTG and 89.5 DRTG.
In other words this might be as high as McGary's draft stock will be from this point forward. Coming back could be another huge risk for him and I'd hate to watch him make the same mistake twice. Well it'd be great to watch him in the maize and blue, but part of me would feel terrible for my enjoyment coming at the expense of his future.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Thanks||
I was bringin up a team that was more comprable to Michigan than most of those included above. Michigan is 104 in defense, much closer to a 1 seed Texas that was 80th in defense than a 7th seeded DePaul that was 142nd.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||2003 Texas made the final four||
1st in offense and 80th in defense.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||No||
A burden would be being bad at basketball. Witchita State is very good at basketball and may well lose before the season is done, but it won't be because they won games played earlier in the season.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||How would you possibly know what it feels like to knock OSU out?||
This should be a cakewalk for UM, the perfect complement to our terrible defense is an incompetent offense. As long as Wisconsin doesn't make the final there isn't a real test out there for this team.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Are you kidding me that post is off the charts|
|1 year 19 weeks ago||a few things to consider||
It's insurance against a carrer ending injury - not a fall in draft stock.
It costs real money (20-30 thousand per year) at a time when the athlete has no income to cover such a cost.
Taken these two together Mitch McGary could have taken one of those polices out prior to this past season and he would have recieved nothing, even though he missed a year due to injury and has seen his draft stock slide.
This is for the program offered by the NCAA. The details for such policies vary.
A third thing to consider is to look at who the NBA drafts.
2013 3 of the top 15 were in college for more than 2 years, 5 were freshmen and 6 were sophomores.
2012 3 of the top 15 were in college for more than 2 years, 6 were freshmen and 6 were sophomores.
2011 5 of the top 15 were in college for more than 2 years, 4 were freshmen and 3 were sophomores.
2010 6 of the top 15 were in college for more than 2 years, 4 were freshmen and 5 were sophomores.
You have to be wary of giving NBA scouts too much film to pick you apart. This was his first season of not just a shooter, give them another year and they may see something they don't like.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||I think GRIII would be wise to go pro now||
His draft rating is based largely on his potential, if he stays in college too long the questions about why he can't sustain a high level of play are going to overshaddow that potential.
Just happy that nobody is looking in Derrick Walton's direction. He is gonna run wild in the B1G next season.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||In B1G play only||
More than 25 minutes per game and a usage of approxiamately 20% or higher
Kaminsky has been a more effecient scorer than Stauskas and with a higher usage. Ferrell, Marble, Harris and Ross have usages that are so much higher than Stauskas's usage that they should probably be put in a different table. (don't compare ortg accross usages, see the first note here)
Ferrell, Marble, Stauskas or Kaminsky would all be deserving of the award, though Stauskas's platform is essentially best offensive player on the best team.
As for coach of the year I have no idea how they pick those, but if you can go undefeated and win a national title in your second year with a football program and not win your conferences coach of the year award then it is probably not the sort of thing a reasonable person should spend much time trying to figure out. I'd vote Bo Ryan because he seems to be the only coach in the conference that has figured out that you should try to limit your opponents 3pt attempts.