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|1 week 4 hours ago||Scary but even if our||
Scary but even if our knowledge or technology grows exponentially there is no guarantee it will grow that way in AI specifically. Some items of technology flatline or reach an asymptotic limit at points. Secondly, even if we do reach that singularity/ASI point (including self awareness) there's no telling how the computers would react. They could incorporate morality and become benign to us. Or decide to just leave the planet behind to us while they take the rest of the Galaxy. Or who's to say they will be monolithic on their opinions of what to do? You could easily see factions among the ASI just as there are factions between humans. Anyway. Cool read.
|1 week 3 days ago||Still is great for recruiting||
Still is great for recruiting and the sound bites from the guys just reek of WIN. But I don't think that they literally came to AA just to have Harbaugh personally put them through their paces for a few days on the field.
|1 week 3 days ago||Honest question--did Harbaugh||
Honest question--did Harbaugh actually coach these guys during their visit? It seems like a private consulting firm rented out the field house to coach these guys through actual drills, and then at some point Harbaugh dropped buy to say hello and then offer more classroom type of advice (interview tips etc.) from the standpoint of a recent NFL coach.
|1 week 4 days ago||I think an under appreciated||
I think an under appreciated aspect is that other teams are not stagnant either. It was mentioned that part of MSU's recent success may be in part due to the lackluster Michigan and PSU teams. Same may hold true with Wisconsin. So if we are assuming Harbaugh Effect, the teams that might directly harm the most in terms of recruiting at least may be PSU, Wiscy, Sparty, and perhaps Nebraska in the conference. OSU will always get theirs. As was also mentioned, teams with excellent coaches tend to lose those coaches after awhile. Reloading a great defensive or offensive coordinator is not a guarantee. Of course, our hope is that we have the same high class problems on Ann Arbor a few years from now, but we are in the upswing. It is very difficult to sustain excellence in a very consistent basis. No tree grows to heaven. So to some extent, I'd expect OSU and MSU to take a dip at some point. Not to mediocrity mind you, but if the question is closing the gap between us and them, my guess is it won't be 100% due to us getting better, but it will also include at least some degree of OSU and MUS regressing back to their means.
|1 week 4 days ago||Interesting Job Description||
Makes sense to me. Looks like a lot of concrete responsibilities helping both the guys in Ann Arbor, but also helping to be the eyes & ears for the coaches & the parents/family who are out of town. "Team Mom" definitely seems like the unifying theme here. It's not unlike "House Mother" that some fraternities use too. The fraternity "House Mother" is what first popped into my head when the concept of her hire first came up a few weeks ago anyway.
I'm no psychologist, but it seems to me the presence of a maternal-like female around a bunch of young men can have a somewhat tempering effect on the guys. Possibly pre-empting some off the field issues that might otherwise occur.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||It seems that Harbaugh is not||
It seems that Harbaugh is not only creating a lot of competition at the QB position on campus, but (with the number of offers we have out there), he's creating a competition for the recruits too.
Especially if there's only one slot available this class, and especially if Michigan is viewed in the top 5 schools for pro-style QBs in the country now, to what degree is there pressure on these kids to get to campus and be the first to commit and take up that slot? Weeds out the serious vs unserious kids pretty fast.
As Magnus mentioned, if we can lock down one of our top 3 choices at QB by March or April (and assuming we can KEEP him on lockdown), that really helps out the rest of the recruiting class. First, it's one of the big key positions already taken off the board. The staff can focus on other slots. Second, since it is such a key leadership role, getting a blue chip recruit in that slot it signals to all the other kids in the class (WRs, OL, etc) that they'll be joining a winning class. Creates momentum.
In years past it was great having a hung-ho true blue QB becoming the unofficial "mayor" of the recruiting class, but more often that not, the kid was a local Michigan product. But if we can get a 5 star or super high composite 4 star QB (especially one with a big national profile) to fill that role, it helps.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||For context: I grew up and||
For context: I grew up and attended a solid public school in the Detroit suburbs. I got into Michigan and was invited to the honors college, but I only had a 3.6 GPA. Did have a 32 ACT score so maybe that was it. This was in the early 1990s so maybe it's changed since then. I didn't go and instead attended Albion in a large scholarship. I just wasn't ready for a big campus yet. I ended up attending Michigan for law school a few years later. My wife is an ER doctor and attended Michigan for her residency. We just had our first baby in September. We now live outside of Chicago so my kids will all apply to Michigan as out of state students if they do apply. Our approach will be this: brainwash the heck out of the kids that Michigan is a great school. If s kid has academic issues then perhaps it will be out of reach. But we will stress education and set Michigan as the bar for both the kids and is. The kids won't Be forced to attend, but they should strive to be admitted. They could go to other schools if they are better fits. As parents Michigan is our bar too. We will save up so our kids can attend Michigan out of state without having to take out loans. Anything above that (or grad school) will be on their own dime or loans.
|3 weeks 1 hour ago||Halftime||
Mitch with 11 points and 6 boards in just over 8 minutes of play.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Agreed, which makes me||
Agreed, which makes me suspicious that Webers version of the story is true. I also don't think we had the intent to really take two RBs this year either. So when I saw a solid committable offer go to Higdon, my assumption was that our coaching staff already knew what was up with Weber.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||If he's being truthful, then||
If he's being truthful, then you'd think Michigan would give Higdon a conditional commitment pending Webers announcement. But it's entirely possible he was leaning OSU already and it just was the rationale he's using as his reason. The kid was already a verbal commitment to OSU let's not forget.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||As a recovered alcoholic who||
As a recovered alcoholic who just celebrated 8 years of sobriety, I wish nothing but the best for the kid. I hope his entry into rehab is in fact sincere, because if it isn't his likelihood of success at this point is very low. Let's hope he has a high "bottom" and gets it in gear before he washes out of the NFL or worse yet, hurts himself or others with his antics. Having resources (charm--even if he is a douche, he's at least a charming douche), money, etc) is a double edged sword when it comes to these things. On one hand its resources people can lean on to get back on their feet IF their mindset is right. On the other hand, it's more rope to hang yourself with. Money, looks, charm, talent, intelligence, etc can get you out of a lot of jams your alcoholism may have created for you, thus delaying or minimizing consequences a normal person might typically suffer. Don't feel bad at all for the Browns, who undoubtedly did their homework and rolled the dice.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Montana whipped the Dolphins||
Montana whipped the Dolphins and Broncos defense, not necessarily Marino and Elway. I never understood the "quarterback matchup" arguments. They make zero sense to me. At no time do the players play each other. It's almost entirely the dynamics of one teams defense vs the other teams offense and vice versa.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||That or raffle it off and give the proceeds to a local charity.||
That or raffle it off and give the proceeds to a local charity.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Basically, yes. Harbaugh &||
Harbaugh & staff are shaking things up and making major runs at these players. The players I think are genuinely interested, and then it forces their other school's coaching staff to fight off the threat from Michigan through a variety of tactics. Sometimes it works (when the kids cancel their visits, etc.); sometimes it doesn't.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Or both.||
|5 weeks 2 days ago||I was hoping to hear good||
I was hoping to hear good news about Weber also, but the more I think about it, the less I think we will hear anything one way or another before NSD, presuming he's made his mind up one way or another. By now he is very familiar with both programs. If he is intent on staying at OSU then why send mixed signals to future teammates and openly flirt with Michigan again? OTOH, if he is intent on flipping back to Michigan, he will get major blowback from the OSU community for doing it, so why show your hand right now? Better to do it right on NSD so at least your story is drowned out by the rest of the recruiting news of the day, and so OSU doesn't have a chance to make a last minute additional pitch. Just rip the band aid off. The only reason I'd expect to hear a lot of news is if he is truly waffling and/or milking all of this for drama.
|6 weeks 5 min ago||That's outstanding. Best||
That's outstanding. Best part is Warren Sapp joining in on the fun even though he's a Miami (YTM) guy.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Good sentiment, but if Bosch||
Good sentiment, but if Bosch was really ready to run through walls for Harbaugh, then he would have agreed to the stipulation. You can't tell the coach you're "willing to run through walls" for him, and then say, "except for that one thing you are asking me to do."
EDIT: The one exception I can think of is if the stipulation Harbaugh wanted him to do would jeopardize his long-term physical or mental health. If Bosch needed to do XYZ every Tuesday afternoon, or if he had to do ABC whenever he felt a certain way physically or emotionally, and that had the risk of missing practice or film session, I suppose there is a scenario where a hardass coach could say, "You can rejoin the team, but none of that namby-pamby stuff your doctor/shrink/counselor is telling you to do." However, as hardass as Harbaugh is, I find it HIGHLY unlikely that he'd prevent Bosch from doing someting essential to his long-term physical or mental well-being just to be on the team. So I think the likelihood is that it was some reasonable (but above-and-beyond) request that Harbaugh wanted Bosch to do, and Bosch didn't want to do it.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Reading Between the Lines||
The article says the "meeting produced two options....."
1) Stay with the team, with stipulations, OR
First, I would assume that Kyle and his dad would be on the same page prior to the meeting w/ Harbaugh. So I think it isn't a Kyle/Kyle's Dad/Harbaugh distinction as much as a Bosch/Kyle's Dad vs. Harbaugh distinction.
If the kid marched into Harbagh's office and demanded to start, that would take insanely huge balls. Anybody can spend 30 seconds googling Harbaugh and know that he is not a man to be dictated to.
Second, the article says the options were as a RESULT of the meeting, to me that sounds like Bosch had two choices when he walked out the door. If it was "Bosch starts or he transfers," then it would be Harbaugh with the choice, and the tone of the article just does not seem to frame the situation in that sense. My guess it was the other way around: Harbaugh essentially saying, "You can stay, but I am also going to require you to......"
Now, maybe it was just the same stuff Harbaugh will tell every other player. i.e. ".....work your tail off every snap and every drill, there is not a guaranteed starting position, and you will earn every minute you play on the filed just like everybody else." Maybe that's what Harbaugh said and it wasn't what Bosch was looking for.
It's also possible that the nature of Kyle's absence from the program was the reason for an extra stipulation that Harbaugh laid down. We can speculate all day on what that was, but I don't know it would much good to know exactly what the stipulation was.
The bottom line is that my own personal vibe I get from the interaction is that it was Harbaugh who put an extra stipulation on Bosch (above and beyond what the rest of the team will be required to do), and Bosch was not willing to comply with the extra requirement.
Happy trails, good luck, and let's get back to winter conditioning with the rest of the team....
|8 weeks 18 hours ago||127k. Surpassed Purple Face.||
127k. Surpassed Purple Face.
|8 weeks 20 hours ago||Jesus.||
|8 weeks 23 hours ago||IBD.||
|8 weeks 4 days ago||This. And the highlighter||
This. And the highlighter yellow has to go. If Adidas can produce a classic looking uniform with the traditional maize color, plus maybe ONE Uniformz type of outfit for one special UTL type game each year, I am OK with Adidas.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||I don't think most fans are||
I don't think most fans are privy to the inside baseball stuff at Schembechler Hall. Most of the standing O starts and ends with "you delivered us a national championship."
|9 weeks 5 hours ago||Last night BTN on the front||
Last night BTN on the front if their website basically cited the Bleacher Report article from yesterday and added their own commentary on it. No independent confirmation but they are farther along than ESPN at this point.
|9 weeks 18 hours ago||This is a good point. Media||
This is a good point. Media can get two stories for the price of one. "Harbaugh Leaves 49ers for Michigan" versus "Harbaugh and 49ers Part" and "Harbaugh to Michigan" The only thing that prevents milking the story like that is competition of other media outlets to get the scoop. I'm assuming once the dam breaks then the entire story spills out pretty quickly. Or at least I'm HOPING the other shoe drops quickly. Otherwise it'll be a bumpy ride the last 24-72 hours.
|9 weeks 19 hours ago||Agreed||
Agreed. Definitely a food chain element to this media reporting. They let the smaller blogs float up the rumors, the bigger blogs sift through the rumors to do more actual investigative reporting, then the first mainstream news outlet (or first blog officially owned or affiliated with a mainstream news company) gets credit for "breaking" the story.
At any rate, there will be a tipping point at which this Board will melt down. My guess is tomorrow morning as the mainstream sports outlets set the talking points agenda for the NFL pregame shows.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||This Discussion Board over||
This Discussion Board over the next few days:
|9 weeks 2 days ago||I think on average and on an||
I think on average and on an objective basis, the NFL is more prestigious than the college level due to talent, pay, etc. but if that were the end all be all then you wouldn't have lifer college coaches. High school teachers would always be striving to be professors at college, small town lawyers would always strive to become big city litigators, and coffee house guitar players would all strive to play arena sized rock concerts. Sometimes there are other factors at play. In regards to college vs NFL however:
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Not to mention that JSerra HS||
Not to mention that JSerra HS is where another former Michigan QB went.