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|3 weeks 5 days ago||Frequency is the difference||
Chicago gets snow every winter. They either have the equipment to deal with it or nobody goes anywhere for what, 3 months?
Snow is such an infrequent occurance down south, more of a once every few years event (even if we've had more than one storm this year) that it isn't economical to invest in much snow equipment. Plus, after a couple of days the weather returns to normal and the snow melts.
I moved down here from western PA 25 yeas ago. Maybe 5-7 snow events in N AL in that time? The worst was it stayed below freezing for about a week before the sun took care of it. And yes, I'm out of practice driving in the stuff, and no my car's not equipped for it. so like the locals I stay off the roads. Besides, the local response to precipitation (snow and rain) is drive faster!
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Is your issue that the AA police didn't investigate?||
Because the source of much of the info posted on this board the last couple of days is the police report.
Or don't you believe that a University should have a Code of Student Conduct and hold students accountable to it?
|5 weeks 4 days ago||It is generally considered a good thing if all student conduct||
is handled by the same university office. Problems arise when athletes' conduct is handled by on office under the AD.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||new info?||
"Our current process allows that, if new information is obtained at a later point, the university could commence an investigation at that time."
This could be what happened.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Oh, so that's the problem||
With the lions. And all these years I thought it was the fords.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Actually, as several posters have pointed out,||
FERPA prevents the University from saying anything about Gibbon's educational status. You'll note in the Daily article that both the AD's office and a University spokesman when asked to comment said they couldn't say anything about it.
So Hoke can't say anything about it, and "No Comment" was not going to fly. An alternative interpretation is that Hoke had to say something, and this was the best they could come up with that fit within the narrow parameters they had to work within.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Completely unstubstantiated?||
He denied he was leaving the nfl for bama until he was on the Tarmac in tuscaloosa
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Canada is part of||
The North American continent
|8 weeks 8 hours ago||Supposedly they were playing a big game,||
And were behind
|8 weeks 3 days ago||I really dislike this meme of||
"Hoke is a good ol' boy, affable but dumb"
|8 weeks 4 days ago||See hockey||
Iirc, Brandon indicated that he doesn't want to hire someone for head coach who doesn't have head coaching experience
|9 weeks 1 day ago||See: Mallory interviewing for Eastern Illinois HC|
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Coaching is in his blood.||
Not unlike the Harbaugh brothers.
Mallory's dad was the head football coach at Miami of Ohio, University of Colorado, NIU and Indiana with a career record of 168-129-4.
BTW his brothers are also coaches. One is assisstant head coach/co-defensive coordinator at Indiana & the other coaches special teams for jacksonville.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah. The reason the grand total of 25 upperclassmen||
on the roster in 2013 didn't play up to your expectations was because they'd played too many years for Hoke.
As to recruiting falling off, at least it's a more balanced than 2010 & 2011 and has been filling in the gaping holes in the roster.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Oh FFS. Math: use it.||
OP wants an average of 10+ wins over Carr's last 3 years + RR's 3 years + Hoke's 1st 3 years.
Carr and RR contribute 42 wins. To have an average of 10 wins (not even 10+), Hoke would have to have 48 wins. (9 years x 10 wins - carr's and RR's wins) That's an aveage of 16 wins per year. You don't play 16 games in a season in div 1, not even if you play in the MNC game.
What the OP wants is impossible. Instead of beseaching Dave Brandon for a better coach he needs to write letters to Santa.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Start w not including rr's record||
RR doesn't coach UM any more. His record is historical and he's no longer contributing wins or losses
|11 weeks 5 days ago||That's 1 data point||
For 1 kid
|11 weeks 5 days ago||What proof do you have of this?||
The last big name recruit (hand?) stated that degree program was his reason for choosing al over um.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||How about gettting some perspective?||
#1, as Magnus has explained, Michigan's recruiting ranking this year is artifically low because UM has 16 recruits, and the average is based on 20.
#2, Just because you think all top recruits should want to attend UM, doesn't mean they feel the same. There are a lot of factors involved in deciding which school is right for a person. How about acknowledging that a recruit's criteria may not be the same as yours, and respecting their decision?
|12 weeks 3 hours ago||Except that Gardner is already in grad school.||
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought the way it worked was a player could only transfer to another school for his 5th year if that school offered a grad program that the current school didn't offer.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||3 OCs in||
4 years according to the report.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||It's Hoke.||
It' probably in the 2, 3 part interview that Borges did with Heiko but I know I have read that it's Hoke who makes the call. IIRC, there's also something in there about the situations when Hoke puts on a headset.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||I'm not an engineer,||
but I certainly remember during space shuttle launches the "announcer" would say that the engines were at 103% (I may not be remembering the exact number, but I'm positive it was greater than 100%.) How could this be? The actual engines exceeded the design requirement.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||OK, so Brian wants Borges to do something different.||
In part because (paraphrasing) Borges is asking the Offense to do hard things. What would these non-hard things be. Do they even exist? An example of why I question this: Magnus in his UM-Nebaska recap points out that the final straw for him was when Schofield, a senior, couldn't properly execute a slide protection, which is evidently a high school-level protection.
Why is this relevant to me? Look. I'm not saying that Magnus & Space Coyote are right. They claim to be coaches, but nobody knows who you are on the internet, so maybe they aren't. But Brian isn't a coach, either. And looking at the FAQ for his bio, I don't see where he played organized football. So he appears to be self-taught. So yeah, he can do N years of UFRs and say X didn't work. But maybe there are some holes in what he's taught himself. So maybe his analysis - and conclusions - need to be taken with a grain of salt.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Somebody else posted that excerpt recently.||
Bo's take away was all the new-fangeled stuff didn't work if you couldn't block & tackle - the fundamentals of football. So Bo stuck with what he was doing - good ol' blocking & tackling. "3 yards and a cloud of dust." Which is not a popular position on this board.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||so you've moved from||
Fire Hoke/Fire Borges to Fire Brandon?
|16 weeks 6 days ago||He also had the luxury of having an ex-DC||
On staff (as a QC guy).
|17 weeks 1 day ago||You might want to watch all of the game.||
And double check their record this year.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||So many people dwelling on the past...||
Hoke/Borges/Funk are not to blame for "We haven't won a Big 10 championship in a decade; MSU dominating 5 of 7; only beat OSU once when they were in a state of flux.'
It's fair to criticize them for 2011-now. But in that time they've gone 25-10. 3 winning seasons. 1-2 against MSU, 1-1 currently against OSU. 0-3 Big 10 championships.
I don't have the expertise to judge how good the coaching/play calling has been. Although it wouldn't seem that a .714 winning percentage warrants Fire [coach X]!.
As to the youth on the team, and is that a contributor to this season's record? Let's look at it another way. Recapping: only 25 upperclassmen on scholarship. Ideally shouldn't that be closer to 40-42? So isn't this comparable to losing 7, 8 scholarships for each of 2 years? Wouldn't one expect a team so sanctioned to see their record suffer? After all, the Penn State sanctions (no more than 15 scholarships per year, 2012-2015) were expected to have a crippling effect on the team, and for longer than 4 years.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||Oh, I don't know about that.||
what I keep reading in various places is that (1) you want Oline to redshirt and (2) you don't want them to play before their 3rd year in a system.
So that sets a floor of 2.5 under your weighting scheme. (I could quibble and contend that fr year = 0.5 (don't have benefit of spring practice) & RS = 1, but that probably just shifts numbers a little and doesn't change gap.). And even though the average is continuous, age/experience is a step function (ie RS So is 2.5, JR is 3). So 0.5 is meaningful (this is also why I'd contend that .5 for Fr year and 1 for RS works better.)
Only 7 teams in your data set have a score of <3.0. I note that Aubrun was pathetic last year, so can understand some of why they went with youth this year. LSU is having an off year for them; oh, their oline is young! The one team that I find especially interesting is Wisconsin. Their average is 2.9. As has been said before, they seem to do more with less than other Big 10 teams. However, this may have something to do with the stability at the program. Isn't it about 20 years with Alvaraez as either coach or AD? They've had the same identity, same scheme despite some coaching changes. Unlike some other programs.
I think the next step would be to add a recruiting rankings component to the scoring. As several people have pointed out, UM has had to rely on walk-ons to a much greater extent than usual for them.