further adventures in Jed York being unsuited for his position
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|5 hours 32 min ago||Now, Now...||
I'll just speak generally assuming that you're the latest reincarnation of "Brunswick Blue" or "_____for Harbaugh" or one of the other folks who seem to be unable to get enough of trolling. You don't have to let it end like this, your account. There is help. There is also Bolivia. Whichever you prefer can be arranged.
|7 hours 10 min ago||Tonight's Choice...||
...as I settle in to record a podcast:
|8 hours 40 min ago||Too Narrow A Focus...||
It wouldn't be the first time someone brought this up, and even though there are people that use stories like this as an opportunity to do some "grave dancing", as you put it, news about current and future opponents, particularly inside the conference, has always been within bounds. Further, if we restricted the talk to Michigan and its players or potential future players, there would probably be long, awkward pauses on the blog which would encourage some posts that probably would generate more numerous complaints.
|11 hours 21 min ago||Vestiges...||
"I think Jim would be the first to tell you if someone were to make room for Frank, he'd want it to be him," said Lange, who also points out that numerous vestiges of Harbaugh still linger about the museum. He said the khakis could even make their way back into the rotation some day. ("Only 10 percent of our 2,000 pieces can be on display at any one time," Lange said.)
"Vestiges of Harbaugh"...it would be amusing to wander about the museum and discover precisely what that means when it comes to displayed items. It could be anything from a tie clip once worn by Harbaugh to a display of things left in his desk drawer in Santa Clara, if the competency of 49ers management is any indication.
|11 hours 32 min ago||Already Covered...||
This was a post about Harbaugh and Minick responding to an accident scene and helping out victims, a story which of course appeared on the blog yesterday.
|14 hours 34 min ago||Regarding This...||
"Personally, I think they're a ways away from being at the level where there's going to be a Ten Year War. I think they've got some work to do to get to that. But if anyone can do it, Jim Harbaugh can. He'll do a great job."
I will say, as indifferent as I am to anything which Tressel may now say in his post-coaching days now, if this is as close to a compliment as we're going to get from him on the quality of the hire, then I suppose I can at least take that. I suppose it is very difficult to get press coverage as the president of Youngstown State anyway.
|16 hours 19 min ago||Interesting Development...||
Some who want their school to project an air of prestige and exclusivity don't mind at all if it's lofty. Conversely, enrollment recruiters, commonly want to keep it low so their schools don't appear too expensive to parents and students already overburdened by prospective debt.
I actually didn't think about the stipend itself being a useful recruiting tool until I saw the OP's table above. I wonder what they would do to fix that, of course, because the amount don't seem to correlate very well to tuition cost. Would they index it to to tuition cost somehow or does it become something that schools would simply max out and it is what it is and you try to sell the other merits of your program / institution? Several questions arise, in my opinion.
|16 hours 31 min ago||Fine With That...||
And, while we're at it, things probably won't be ironed out in spring period. Jim Harbaugh will put his quarterbacks through a true competition, and right now, everything's running even.
I personally am fine with that, if there isn't a definitive #1 at the close of spring practice, but it would be interesting to know if at that point there is at least some discernable separation between QBs. To what the OP mentioned, I actually like that the plan seems to be to build the offense from a central point rather than having a preconceived scheme and trying to fit people inside that. It rather ensures (or attempts to ensure anyway) you don't have the problem of "square peg, round hole" altogether.
|17 hours 49 min ago||Offers So Far...||
Per Rivals, it looks like he's currently got offers from Boston College, Colorado, Colorado State, Duke, Houston, Iowa State, New Mexico, Oregon State, SMU and West Virginia. When you match that with the Hudl footage, you have to wonder why some of the schools on his "interest" list haven't offered (LSU, Nebraska, Auburn, among others), because the film is very impressive.
|20 hours 29 min ago||If There Is Interest...||
I'll just leave the Four Factors for this game in the middle of the blizzard here:
eFG% - 54.46%
OREB% - 30.30%
FTR - 37.50%
TOV% - 14.43%
In addition, our offensive PPP was 1.19 and our A/T was 1.182.
eFG% - 56.72%
OREB% - 34.21%
FTR - 14.93%
TOV% - 10.08%
Also, their offensive PPP was 1.24 and their A/T ratio was 2.75.
Thanks to the 2OT part, we're tracking that over the course of about 65 possession each, of course. By a hair, this was actually our second-worst defensive performance (twice we allowed teams to reach 1.43 in efficiency).
|1 day 5 hours ago||Four Factors At Halftime...||
eFG% - 62.50%
OREB% - 40.00%
FTR - 50.00%
TOV% - 17.01
PPP is 1.36 on the offensive side
For Northwestern -
eFG% - 50.00%
OREB% - 26.67%
FTR - 3.85%
TOV% - 7.03%
PPP is 1.11 for Northwestern's offense
There have only been 25 possessions for each team in this game, if I calculated this correctly.
|1 day 6 hours ago||Sierra Nevada...||
I have a little Sierra Nevada Beer Camp spring seasonal just to celebrate the notion that there are in fact non-frozen forms of precipitation that can fall from the sky. I would not have believed if you had told me this morning, but sure enough it is 37 degrees now and we have verified that rain is hitting the ground. Still, the snow now has a nice shine from the ice that fell for a few hours, but hopefully the slight warm-up fixes this.
|1 day 8 hours ago||Inside A Thread...||
Harbaugh Loves Justice
This is the second tweet mentioned in the "Harbaugh Is A Hero" thread.
|1 day 9 hours ago||Full Story...||
MLive has an extended account of the accident here - LINK
Ablauf said Harbaugh and Jim Minick administered first aid to both individuals and kept them warm with coats until the emergency medical personnel arrived.
Very, very awesome move on their part.
|1 day 13 hours ago||In Michigan...||
I don't know if I would make the proclamation that Blimpy's was the best in the entire state, but it is certainly worthy to be listed among, say, the Top 20 to 30 in the state, I would think. The reason I say this is that I have to hand it to places like Bridgewater Bank Tavern, Frank's Eastside, Cutter's and other perhaps lesser discussed places that also have some pretty damn good burgers. Miller's Bar in Dearborn or Red Coat Tavern in Royal Oak might rank up among the ones I've had too. It's a very hard decision indeed.
|1 day 14 hours ago||It Isn't That...||
I totally agree, first and foremost, that the MGoBoard is precisely that - to share insight on issues in which the community has a common interest. That being said, the discussions are individual and applying the same criteria to all of them would yield some odd conclusions now and again.
As for this, asking the board to heap further criticism on the heavily criticized (and rightly so in the case of these guys) tends to be a red flag historically (people have started such threads regarding players and those never, ever end well ultimately), but there was no issue with sharing the article regarding what has befallen these two since yesterday.
If folks would like, I can put this back with some minor alterations.
|1 day 15 hours ago||I Don't Know...||
OT: Schilling Cyberbullies: Sean MacDonald and Adam Nagel
The main problem is that this was framed as a thread for essentially hurling severe criticism (I'll put it politely) and two people who already have created a shitstorm that will ripple through the remainder of their lives probably, all because they decided to be vile and misogynistic in a very public forum.
That aside, I totally agree that these two deserve all the grief they are getting and will continue to get, but I don't know what we could do or say that hasn't been done or said to them as it is (also, this formation was shared in the thread yesterday), for as someone else in the thread put it - "the rage machine acted appropriately this time".
|1 day 15 hours ago||Quick Survey...||
I was just looking at some of the mock drafts after I saw this thread - a fair number of them would still put LeVert somewhere in the 17-22 range roughly in the first round, which would make me believe that he might go if that sort of assessment is what comes back from the Board and if things are still looking well enough at the end of the season. I would like for him to stay, of course, but I definitely get it if he doesn't.
|1 day 17 hours ago||Engagement Style...||
"Any time we install we're very interactive in the room, so we try to clean that up by people talking back and asking questions and leading," Drevno says. "It's not like there's a person sitting in the room and we're talking to them. You're talking to us, so I think some of those things kind of get cleared up."
You have to wonder how much of this was happening before, where there was an attempt to actively engage the team as they were learning rather than just running through the play and sort of leaving it at that. The more I hear, the more I think the engagement style of this staff should accelerate the learning curve at least a little bit.
|2 days 4 hours ago||Embed For The Board...|
|2 days 6 hours ago||Right Now...||
Because we've had trouble breaking 20 degrees over the last few weeks here in the Detroit area, the Michigan hoodie has quickly become an excellent go-to garment when doing things like attempting to shovel ice off the end of the drive or take out the trash. When it gets a little warmer, I'll probably rotate in any combination of the many t-shirts - I would have the gravest difficulty choosing a favorite.
|2 days 9 hours ago||Then Again...||
It actually would give opposing coaches the chance to use Hochstetter's line - "There is something afoot here. I smell it!" every time Beilein put Wagner in the game.
In all seriousness, he could be an interesting addition to Beilein's offense. I do like that he seems to hunt high and low for potential contributors like this.
|2 days 11 hours ago||If I Had To Guess...||
...the hot takes on Phildelphia sports radio might be visualized (and sound) a little like this:
|2 days 12 hours ago||Of Minor Note...||
“repeatedly struggled to meet the necessary obligations,” - from the official statement RE: Sulaimon's dismissal from the team
Even back in January, this was close to the only word that the team or Krzyzewski had on the matter actually. Even when asked about the circumstances of Sulaimon's then-unexpected removal from team at the end of January, there was no comment from anyone at Duke.
If you read the linked article, it chronicles Sulaimon's many other troubles (which pale in comparison to what is alleged in this article) as well as highlights, the former being things that were part of his dismissal, I imagine. These include showing up on campus out of shape in the late summer of 2013, which eventually caused him to lose his starting role to apparently being kicked out of repeated practices this season for unspecified issues. Per that article, the "last straw" (whatever it was) came during the ND trip.
|2 days 13 hours ago||Operations Center...||
That is the new Athletic Operations Center, I believe. We actually did our conduit runs to feed it just last week despite the cold. If anyone in that area experienced a short shutdown sometime in the middle of the week, that was related work. It is supposed to be open this summer, from what I understand.
|2 days 16 hours ago||I Can See That...||
The Lions have decided that as good as Ndamukong Suh is, he’s not good enough to be worth a $27 million salary this year.
From a financial standpoint for the Lions, this is likely the wiser move. I really like having a player like Suh on the team, but $27 million hamstrings a franchise that has very definite (and numerous) needs and could at least get serviceable players at a fraction of the price and cap hit. I can't see a scenario where you do this and then still hope to fill other needs.
|2 days 20 hours ago||My Own View...||
I personally enjoy conference tournaments - particularly in basketball - as a means to crown a conference champion that can then roll that success into something like the NCAA Tournament, but I also enjoy moments where the favorite team (as long as it isn't mine) slips and someone else gets that trophy and that opportunity (even if it is just a seeding thing and both teams in a given final are going to the dance). In the case of Michigan this year, it provides some additional minutes for the team to grow and develop and, if we somehow make the NIT, the conference tournament sets up as a way to get further experience.
There's the money, of course - that's a primary driver. The conference tournaments are fun to watch all the same.
|2 days 20 hours ago||Even If It Was...||
Even if it was staged (and the way it was done lends credence to that), the build-up to his dance was rather well-executed and the dance itself - even the revealing of the message, if you will - was pretty entertaining. Garnett's acknowledgement of it was cool as well, I thought. Whoever put it together, nicely done indeed.
|3 days 6 hours ago||Very Close...||
...for one time, aliens tried to turn everyone into Scotsmen:
|3 days 10 hours ago||Link To Full Bracket...||
To supplement the OP's discussion - I assume this is what he saw - here is the full brack from BracketMatrix - LINK
As the OP notes, they currently have us as one of the #5 teams playing #4 Seton Hall, and then if we won that, the projection is that we play the winner of Tulsa and Washington. Surviving that, in their scenario, it's either St. Mary's, Toledo, Minnesota or Illinois State.
FWIW, the site dratings.com has us as a #6 in the NIT.