further adventures in Jed York being unsuited for his position
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|47 min 31 sec 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.
|3 hours 27 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).
|12 hours 23 min 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.
|13 hours 19 min 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.
|15 hours 51 min ago||Inside A Thread...||
Harbaugh Loves Justice
This is the second tweet mentioned in the "Harbaugh Is A Hero" thread.
|16 hours 45 min 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.
|20 hours 3 min 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.
|21 hours 41 min 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.
|22 hours 33 min 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".
|22 hours 56 min 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 35 min 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.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Embed For The Board...|
|1 day 13 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.
|1 day 16 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.
|1 day 18 hours ago||If I Had To Guess...||
...the hot takes on Phildelphia sports radio might be visualized (and sound) a little like this:
|1 day 19 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.
|1 day 20 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.
|1 day 23 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 3 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 3 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.
|2 days 13 hours ago||Very Close...||
...for one time, aliens tried to turn everyone into Scotsmen:
|2 days 17 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.
|2 days 18 hours ago||Then Again...||
Then again, if there is a thread that polls the board for their thoughts on how Calgary sets up for this year as a force in the CFL, we will know exactly where to go to find the inspiration for such a thread, I imagine. Of course, looking at stats from last year, Calgary is not a bad bet to repeat for the Grey Cup.
|2 days 20 hours ago||The General Guideline...||
The general guideline has typically been pretty simple:
DO: share the link and a representative quote or summary so that the discussion can get started. I imagine a lot of people roll with that and don't go to the article.
DON'T: Paste the entire article for all to read right from the start. Out of respect for the work others put into things, those posts are usually cut down to something in the "DO" range.
|3 days 39 min ago||Complete Rankings...||
To add a little bit here, the complete rankings - LINK
It's a top 15 well-populated with Minnesota teams certainly, including our own conference compatriot at 11th. Penn State is tied for 27th, and Michigan State is down at 32nd.
|3 days 10 hours ago||The Sole Exception...||
Strangely but not surprisingly perhaps, the sole exception to this rule is men's basketball. If you're being recruited for that, you can start taking official visits after January 1st of your junior year. The NCAA specs out what may and may not happen on official visits right down to the use of transportation as well, which is morbidly amusing.
|3 days 10 hours ago||To Be Sure...||
The way to normally test for this sort of thing - in my experience - is to write back and explain that while you will not give them any sensitive information, you are willing to give them a P.O. Box in the United States to which they can mail a check and, if needed, a note that you are authorized to endorse the check. Tell them that you will then take it to a bank and deposit the funds in your account and await further instructions, but first you will set aside a modest administrative fee.
|3 days 17 hours ago||In The Joe Bolden Thread...||
For what it is worth, in the thread which contained the interview with Joe Bolden, Joe himself mentions what he has noticed anyway:
"The gains the guys made in the offseason in terms of speed and from the lifting stands out to me," said Bolden. "And on the defensive side of the ball, guys are more physical. The defensive backs are coming down and hitting the ball. The running backs are getting downhill; the offensive linemen are getting off and trying to get to the second level.
Harbaugh has complimented Tolbert as well, and was quoted in an article a few days ago, as I recall.
|3 days 18 hours ago||Over At BHGP...||
Our friends over at BHGP did some analysis of the rumor earlier in the week - LINK
Their initial thought on it was this -
Whether the rumor is true or not (and we should find out one way or the other very soon), it's an appealing rumor because it does make a great deal of sense on the surface. Getting benched in the Gator Bowl and then getting bumped down to the back-up status on the bizarre spring depth chart that Ferentz released last month seemed to be pretty clear shots across the bow from Ferentz and an indication that he's moving on from Rudock as the starting quarterback at Iowa and putting his eggs in the C.J. Beathard basket.
I am sure they are on it. The story seems to emphasize that - for the time being - there's not much in the way of substantive information out there regarding this, and although this was posted a few days ago, that still seems to be the case.
|3 days 18 hours ago||Not Boozing Yet...||
Later on, I shall try the Sierra Nevada Beer Camp spring seasonal per a suggestion from someone at work. I wish I could start in on it now, but I actually have to take my wife to her birthday present in a couple hours and I can only imagine if I did that while tipsy. Then again, the beer would still be in the fridge and the one sofa in the family room - directly opposite the big TV - does fold out, but I should do what I promised to do, eh?