further adventures in Jed York being unsuited for his position
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|1 week 7 hours ago||The top of the 2-tone shorts looks an awful lot like||
the top of maternity pants.
|1 week 3 days ago||It did happen under Brandon.||
It was part of the deal worked with SCG that was announced just before Brandon resigned. The piece that got the most attention was cutting the price of student football tickets. But in the full release was a bit about even further reduced prices for students with financial need.
See 5th paragraph of this Daily article.http://www.michigandaily.com/sports/michigan-wolverines-football-dave-brandon-athletic-department-ticket-prices
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Additionally, Hoke inherited a lot of roster issues:||
Unbalanced roster (where were the Olinemen, for example), a 2010 class with ~75% attrition ,etc. It seems that as he got further into his tenure he was able to redshoirt more. Peppers & Cole were 2 notable non-redshirts from the 2014 class, but they were both exceptional players.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Also, he seems to be a leader in the locker room.||
It was reported after Hoke was fired that Hoke asked Desmond to help keep the team together.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Huh? DeBord hasn't coached at um||
For how many years? He had a fill in job just during the coaching search.
|4 weeks 5 hours ago||Gospels or||
|4 weeks 5 hours ago||Don't know how tOSU feels about it,||
But headlines in Alabama papers shortly before signing day were about Alabama having cut a player. Flat out cut, as if he were an nfl player who didn't make the roster. Wasn't medical, wasn't school or character issues. He just wasn't a good enough player. So much for All those noble NCAA principles.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Why do so so many people confuse code of conduct||
with legal system?
You attend a college/university, you agree to abide by the code of conduct. There's no "innocent until proven guilty" with the code of conduct. It covers more than sexual misdeeds. For example, the daughter of a friend of mine was living in on-campus housing operated by a 3rd party. The daughter's roommate was a real piece of work. There were some serious issues which the housing staff blew off. But then the roommate took to posting threats against the daughter on Facebook. Because the school policy allowed parents & such to also file complaints, my friend was able to report the Facebook threats to the school, which took action as this was a serious violation of the code of conduct. That was the last semester the roommate was enrolled at the school.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I think the author is referring to Mike McQueary.||
Not sure what his testimony ended up being on the stand, but the initial reporting was that he witnessed Sandusky assaulting a kid and instead of confronting Sandusky, calling 911, etc he turned & walked away. Then the next day he contacted Joe P re what he had witnessed. And then the game of telephone began watering down what McQueary had seen.
But let's not forget that this wasn't the only red flag wrt Sandusky that PSU officials were aware of. And what did they do? They moved Sandusky's camp thing from main campus to Berend(sic). Thanks, guys.
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|5 weeks 6 days ago||Espn is using #shrinkage||
Would you prefer that?
|5 weeks 6 days ago||OCC had an enrollement of 22,000 fall 2014.||
In 2013, 2100 students transfered to 4 year colleges. (1700 to UC & CSU campuses.)
Accredited by Western Assoc. of Schools & Colleges.
|6 weeks 8 hours ago||It shouln't be confusing.||
Yes, the NCAA has a minimum.
But the NCAA isn't an admissions office.
There are ways to "fix" a player's grades/credits to meet the NCAA minimums. Some are legit, others are shady. Some admissions offices will accept the shady fixes for players. Other won't. It's a matter of how does the school weigh academics v. winning.
For example, UM lost a recruit to Alabama, 'cause the kid really wanted to study engineering. One of the engineering profs at Alabama was quoted as saying that they'd work with the kid so he'd succeed. In the first place, you don't go to Alabama to study engineering; you go to Auburn. But in the 2nd place, engineering is HARD. Even good students don't succeed. So an eng prof making that kind of statement is announcing that he is willing to compromise academic standards for football players. So where do you think Alabama ranks winning v. academics? And how does that compare to UM.
|6 weeks 10 hours ago||1) 1000 JUCO's works out to||
3.5% of the undergrad population. That same percentage applied to 85 scholarships would work out to 3 players.
2) I recall reading on this board that a lot of Michigan's JUCOs come from a school which has a relationship with Michigan, the courses transfer,etc.
3) There was a post on the board in the last week or so that shared an article on a guy who helped JUCOs get eligible for 4 year programs. He took advantage of schools with online courses, did the work/took the tests for the kids, etc. Any decent admissions office would be aware of these "credit mills" (can't call them diploma mills) and would be unlikely to accept their credits when a student - ANY student - wanted to transfer.
|6 weeks 11 hours ago||Then check out the article in the Detroit News.||
They destroyed kitchen cabinets. Is that sufficient damage for you?
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Do we know that?||
I don't see any mention of the post game pressure in the colts footballs in the espn article.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Too bad he didn't||
send some of that the Lions way.
|9 weeks 3 hours ago||I've read a couple of places||
that Mattison and iirc Hecklinski were exceptions to this. Oh,and Singletary too I believe.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||I doubt it was just professional courtesy.||
The Hokes & Harbaughs go back a ways. Hoke was an assistant under Jack Harbaugh at WMU. Hoke's out of state on the recruiting trail in bad weather when his wife goes into premature labor. Jack & Jackie Harbaugh were at the hospital with her.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||The medical hardship came out||
The medical hardship came out of one of Hoke's pizza house appearances
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|9 weeks 2 days ago||I can't believe that no one has looked at Saban at Alabama||
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Someone needs to take a really deep dive||
On um 69 v um 68, special emphasis on qb, to see what's possible in 15.
|13 weeks 9 hours ago||That everyone EXPECTED.||
Compare how the news broke on Hoke's firing v. Brandon's firing.
|13 weeks 10 hours ago||Really?||
The news that Hoke was fired was incredibly close-hold and he got it. And then sat on it until the team meeting started.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Sam Webb adressed what he thinks Michigan's window is.||
1) You're not going to be able to get someone in place soon enough before recruiting shuts down 14/15 December.
2) Recruiting starts back up 15 Jan. If you can hire someone 1st week of Jan, he'll be able to make calls and set up visits for when recruiting starts up again, giving him ~ 3 weeks before signing day.
FYI, Bill O'Brien interviewed with Penn State on 1/5, when the Patriots had a bye. He coached thru the Super Bowl.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||He wasn't winning in the NFL.||
He's sub-.500 in the NFL.
I seem to recall that there were also issues with pros not being as receptive to his coaching style as college players were.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Sure, the interim AD who declined to say what his||
drop-dead date for hiring a coach is so he can preserve trading room is going to start out with a salary that is higher than all but 1 college coach (who has what, 4 MNC rings?) and several super bowl winning coaches. Right.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||The $1M goal was met by 1:00,||
per the article. 2 hours before the news broke that Hoke was fired. So it would seem that there were other reasons people donated.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||eh, I'm not so sure that "horrible Big 10 coaches"||
is why the Big 10 is perceived to be down. Just because the SEC is constantly trumpeted as the best conference doesn't make it so. Yeah, Alabama has been pretty dominate. But look at the SEC East. Now that we have play offs, we'll have the results of head-to-head games to judge the best teams, not just the bloviating of "experts."
And I think you misjudge Michigan fans if you think they'll settle for the "occasional" Big 10 title.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Considering how Hackett was able to keep the lid||
on Hoke's firing (contrast it with how early we learned Brandon was gone), I would expect the coaching search to play the same way. So reports like this IMHO should be met with skepticism.