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|3 hours 12 min ago||Shaping Up...||
I would agree. It is rather encouraging - even if it is early and a long time until 2015 NSD - to see two five-stars and two four-stars in a group of six. It isn't much for now, but the prospects seem very high for this class so far. People say it often here, but I really do like where this is headed.
|4 hours 14 min ago||I Am In...||
I joined and have already submitted my picks. I am hoping to do better than the 40%-ish percentile this time around - I sort of overthought last year's picks, but this year it is a mix if Sagarin, Massey and gut feeling, so we'll see how it goes. Thanks for the opportunity, incidentally.
|4 hours 54 min ago||Some Stats For The Discussion...||
The matchup stats for tonight's game, courtesy of TeamRankings:
|5 hours 6 min ago||Something Like This...||
I believe this is more or less what it has always been taken to mean, although we should always be cautious when interpreting coachspeak. I seem to remember that the statement itself goes back to the Schembechler years as well.
Jim Herrmann has said in interviews recently that he actually uses "the expectation is for the position" in his duties coaching LBs for the New York Giants. As I recall, he explains to them he tells them it isn't about the person but indeed the position, or rather, go and do what a linebacker would do for the Giants, in this case, on Sunday. He ties it into the notion of getting guys to play as a unit and function better as a team. I thought that was a pretty decent way to look at it myself.
|8 hours 25 min ago||Pretty Funny...||
"We will graduate our players, well not really because they’ll all be leaving early for the NFL"
This is good stuff. I saw something about this earlier today - I think he actually got a standard reply from UND's HR department on how to formally apply for the position too. Even if it was a form e-mail and this is not in earnest, it would be awesome to see this guy at least attempt to go through the process.
|8 hours 37 min ago||I Wondered About That...||
In reference to this, does the referee come out to the middle of the field before the coin toss for this matchup and announce, "The 2014 Orange Bowl is scheduled for one fall..."
|9 hours 52 min ago||Even More Interesting....||
If you sort the USA Today table by conference, Mattison and Borges would be #1 an #2 in the conference respectively, although Borges is tied with Tim Beck (OC at Nebraska). The next on the list, making $95,000 less than Borges and Beck, is Luke Fickell and then you need to lop off another $30,000 to get to Everett Withers. Much beyond these guys (Tom Herman and Pat Narduzzi are the next two down), assistant salaries take a dive in the Big Ten.
|11 hours 4 min ago||Very Pretty Shot...||
Even though the goal doesn't count for points or standing per the NCAA, there is nothing stopping it from being awesome. We at least have this highlight, and it was nice to look at. What was really cool in a way is that even though this shootout doesn't officially matter (I don't understand the NCAA sometimes - looked like a win to me) , both teams seemed to relish every moment of it from what I could see on TV.
|11 hours 21 min ago||In The Same Boat...||
Although I am in the same boat, of course, we do at least get to sit on the Subcommittee Of MGoFate and recommend people for parole potentially. I wonder if there is some sort of MGoHalfway House where the people currently observing the conditions of their parole could stay. I am sure that it would be appreciated, especially since Bolivia may not get indoor plumbing until the spring (supplier issues).
|12 hours 2 min ago||Sounds About Right...||
This sounds about right. The charter for our company's board says that they meet "as often as necessary", but it usually seems to end up being about 4-6 times per year. Here anyway, they are compansated half in cash and half in equity, but the amount of total compensation puts it around $50,000 per meeting per person. Funnily enough, Dave Brandon is actually on our board of directors here.
|12 hours 20 min ago||Far And Above...||
To Alabama, Saban is probably worth the 20.77% raise that this would roughly be. From nearly all accounts, they are willing to keep him the highest paid college football coach as well, and indeed, a quoted Alabama source in Jerry Fowler's article:
"He's been at the top of the market and we want to keep it that way"
What is interesting about is that it would mean that, among his SEC peers, he would then be making almost $2 million more than the next highest paid coach (Bret Bielema, according to USA Today's data) and that the bump would move the SEC average salary, which is now about $3.3 million, up about 3% overall.
|14 hours 24 min ago||One Possibility...||
It isn't the NHL, of course, but I believe Chris Tamer has coached youth teams for several years in the Detroit area now that he is retired from the pros. I think he might even be affiliated with the leagues that play at Compuware in Plymouth, but I am not sure exactly how active he is in that. I know I have seen his name listed as "Coach" at Compuware in the recent past.
|15 hours 33 min ago||The Resource...||
I believe it was fellow MGoBlogger elaydin who was primarily responsible for the app in the first place, so he might be the best resource on this one. I don't think he posts very frequently, however, so the best bet might be to contact him through his website (Elaydin Tech is the name, I think - he offer support for everything he has developed there) and ask. I know several people asked about this in Brian's front page post yesterday, so there is definitely a demand.
|16 hours 57 min ago||Thanks For Sharing...||
I didn't even really think about it before until Hageman was brought up in the article, but most defensive tackles are indeed several inches shorter than McDowell. That being said, he has been pretty effective for Minnesota in the last couple season and it would be nice to have that sort of size and speed up front.
Thanks for sharing, Magnus.
|1 day 3 hours ago||Comprehensive List...||
Here is the comprehensive voting, courtesy of Sports-Reference.com:
|1 day 3 hours ago||Interesting Development...||
What is sort of interesting here is that Brian Kelly said earlier in the week that while he did not endorse lateral moves for his coordinators generally, he did encourage them to take positions of leadership. If Diaco is going to UConn, that would leave both coordinator positions open at ND as Chuck Martin took the Miami (OH) job.
I believe Diaco is a New Jersey native, so this would be sort of a homecoming for him (on a regional level, I suppose it would be). One article somewhere even had Tom Herman's name attached to this opening as well.
|1 day 3 hours ago||From CBSSports...||
...as they also seem to be spending the evening covering coaching hires - (LINK). Creighton said in a release:
"It is both a huge opportunity and responsibility and I am fired up about it. My vision is to make playing football at Eastern Michigan one of the most incredible experiences of our players lives. I cannot wait to meet the team and start a new journey with them."
We sort of joked about what a national search at EMU might entail, but on the surface, this seems like the sort of hire they needed to make, someone rather successful at lower levels of NCAA football who wanted a challenge.
|1 day 4 hours ago||CBSSports Is On It...||
Here is their story - (LINK)
"The 37-year-old Harsin, who will leave Arkansas State to return to his alma mater, succeeds Chris Petersen who left Boise for Washington last week. Harsin compiled a 7-5 record in his one season at Arkansas State, and led the Red Wolves to a berth in the GoDaddy Bowl."
He played QB at Boise State and was an assistant on the staff for close to a decade, so he is coming home. According to the article, the next coach will be Arkansas State's fifth in about three years too.
|1 day 5 hours ago||By Conference...||
Some of the representation across both teams by conference, if anyone is interested:
ACC - 13
SEC - 10
Pac-12 - 10
Big Ten - 6
The rest is split between the MWC, the MAC, the Big 12 and the AAC, it seems.
|1 day 5 hours ago||Done And Done...|
|1 day 6 hours ago||Last Game For A Bit, I Think...||
Should be a good game. Actually, if you follow Michigan hockey, this is your last chance to get a fix until after Christmas, if I am not mistaken, so turn out - either in person or in spirit - and support the Wolverines.
Incidentally, Massy predicts a tossup basically - 51% esitmated win probability for Ferris State with a predicted tie actually. Interesting indeed.
|1 day 7 hours ago||Many Thanks...||
First and foremost, many thanks to Brian for bringing the old system back. Hopefully, this makes the lives of everyone on the site a little easier now that it can self-police a bit, just like it used to back in the day. Christmas came early to MGoBlog, it seems, and it is indeed a nice present to us all.
|1 day 7 hours ago||How It Would Be Different...||
I can only imagine how different that analysis would be had this system never gone away. A fair portion of the people who contributed so thoughtfully to our MGoCussing probably would not be here to enjoy this moment. Actually, a good portion of them did not make it to the day when they could be sent to Bolivia the natural way.
|1 day 9 hours ago||Hooray...||
This calls for something by John Philip Sousa -
|1 day 9 hours ago||Confirmed...||
I voted on some random comments in the diaries and point totals did not change. I wonder if this is going to be one of those stepwise restores, if you will. Either way, nice to see it back in some form.
EDIT: I can now see voting for all comments on Chrome.
|1 day 10 hours ago||Here's An Article...||
As you would undoubtedly assume, Burnt Orange Nation is updating stories by the hour at this point as this Board Of Regents meeting tomorrow approches. Their coverage to date is well-summarized here - (LINK).
Of note, Brown does have to be in Austin for a 10 AM press conference regarding their bowl game against Oregon, but as they say in this article, it is almost a certainty very little of the questions will probably be about the game. According to their story, ESPN is also saying that - if anything happens - he wants to tell the players first, but Regents meeting isn't until later in the day, I would assume based on this.
They also talk about the growing discomfort that some Alabama officials apparently have with Saban still having failed to sign his extension.
|1 day 10 hours ago||Yeah, I Know...||
The fan in me that grew up with the original films (Wrath Of Khan was the first movie my parents took me to see, and I was 4) took over and just couldn't stand it. It wasn't exactly a rational response, but I couldn't reconcile myself with this version of events. Perhaps that's just me.
|1 day 10 hours ago||Another Go At This...||
A few more from me:
- I like the movie "Clue".
- I cannot comprehend anything which says "decaffeinated" on the label
- I do not care for most of the Disney films made while Walt was alive
- I actually walked out of "Into Darkness" when they stole lines from "The Wrath Of Khan".
- I am a huge fan of the band Devo and own my own Energy Dome.
|1 day 11 hours ago||SBNation's Article...||
They are running with this over at SBNation (LINK)
If the tweets they posted from FootballScoop have merit, the issue might have been over assistant pay. Reportedly, the package offered was overall "aggressive", whatever that means in "I just got an offer from UConn" terms. The rest of the article is mainly a rehash of Narduzzi's career highlights.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Confession, However Minor...||
Try as I have through the years, I still cannot stand bananas or anything with banana in it. Yes, it has created situations where I have had to politely decline things like cake through the years.
I also don't like fish sticks of the prepackaged variety, but yet fresh seafood I will eat all the time. I have the same quibble with chicken nuggets - Tyson brand? Awful. McDonald's? Awesome.