this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
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|6 hours 56 min ago||Son, you need to get||
Son, you need to get laid.
Twenty years is long enough.
|6 hours 57 min ago||Me too! It was like||
It was like witnessing Hank Aaron's home run.
|7 hours 27 min ago||Thanks. You made us all feel||
Thanks. You made us all feel old.
|1 day 4 hours ago||That's good to know. We're||
That's good to know. We're glad to have you in the Big Ten. We'll look past the '97 vote thing (football), and hopefully you'll look past the 2013 vote thing (AAU).
Nebraska is a great fit in the B1G and should make some noise in the West division.
|1 day 4 hours ago||Maybe the ACC will take them||
Maybe the ACC will take them for non-revenue sports. After all, they let Notre Dame have their way with them even though ND won't fully commit to them.
Looks like they'll sleep around with anybody who can flash some cash.
|1 day 4 hours ago||Maybe they think the same||
Maybe they think the same thing about us since we're the ones, you know, with the losing record against them.
|1 day 7 hours ago||They are right. When you are||
They are right. When you are surrounded by conferences with 14 schools, ten schools feels "temporary". It leaves the Big 12 unstable and ripe for poaching.
The ACC was in the same boat, but they have become a lot more stable since they expanded to keep up. There is no longer the default assumption that they will disband like there is with the big 12.
|1 day 7 hours ago||I'd rather tne B1G not||
I'd rather tne B1G not expand. But if you are going to expand, I'd love to see Oklahoma and Kansas.
They are elite programs in Football and Basketball repectively, in football they add strength to the B1G West (Purdue would come East), it would re-create the historic, compelling Oklahoma-Nebraska rivalry under the B1G banner, and it would balance out the over-emphasis on the East coast that the B1G has recently gone through.
It would be an excellent, strategic add for the B1G as a whole.
Yes it's true, Oklahoma and Kansas are not in the largest media markets. But at some point, every decision can't be about the last marginal dollar. The B1G is an athletic conference, not just a bunch of $$ prinitng presses.
|1 day 8 hours ago||That's temporary . . . if||
That's temporary . . . if they choose it to be.
These are strategic decisions. In 50 years, all those culptirts will be dead.
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|1 day 23 hours ago||Yeah, he was like a traffic||
Yeah, he was like a traffic reporter. Nothing new here. Same old, same old.
|1 day 23 hours ago||Briars.||
|1 day 23 hours ago||"Let's do it. Let's be bad,||
"Let's do it. Let's be bad, Georgie."
|2 days 2 hours ago||How in the world can a kid||
How in the world can a kid think he could go to a public nationally covered event like FNL and think that nobody would notice?
How dumb can you be?
FNL is more like FML for this kid.
|2 days 2 hours ago||In fairness, there are only a||
In fairness, there are only a small handful of programs that can consistently do the "we have other players who are just as good as you or better ready to take your place" thing.
And MSU is not one of them.
It can really disrupt a program when a key recruit they were counting on in a key position walks away late in the game.
If you're not really sure, don't commit. If you commit and keep looking, don't be surprised if the school walks away from you and keeps looking as well.
|2 days 3 hours ago||This schedule highlights how||
This schedule highlights how short the time actually is that Harbaugh and staff get with the players from the start of fall camp until the first game. Less than a month, and of course the hours within that month are limited.
The staff can only do so much within that timeframe. We should not be expecting the full "Harbaugh effect" the first game. It will take some time. No freak outs in Spetember please.
In his first season at Alabama, Saban went 7-6 and lost to Louisiana-Monroe late in the season. These rebuilding things can take some time.
What you will be looking at on Sep 3rd is essentially the same team you saw in the Spring Game + Rudock, Peppers, and a handful of other new or returning-from-injury-faces + less than one month of Harbaugh coaching.
I expect improvement, but I don't expect a miracle right away.
|3 days 15 min ago||Harbaugh would lave Cardale.||
Harbaugh would lave Cardale. So much so that he might even let him skip school.
|3 days 20 min ago||But it's freezing cold in||
But it's freezing cold in June. Duh.
|3 days 13 hours ago||That ESPNU Road Trip episode||
That ESPNU Road Trip episode for UTL I is one of my favorite things . . . ever.
Great tour-of-campus run up to the game. Lot's of great field-level action during the game. They were in perfect position for every key play, at field-level as if you were a player . It really captured how once-in-a-lifetime special UTL I was.
Plus: Niki Noto!
Unfortunately, I can't find the video on Youtube anymore, only a 25 second trailer of it. I actually have the whole episode on a VHS tape that I need to get converted to digital.
|3 days 13 hours ago||This^ I love the walk||
This^ I love the walk through campus, over to the Union, then down State Street and up Hoover with the massed crowd. It's a scene. Parking is also cheaper and easier.
|3 days 13 hours ago||I've had lots of shitty jobs,||
I've had lots of shitty jobs, from fast food to cleaning poison dust in factories.
I was a chminey sweep for a while. Fell off a roof doing it. Fortunately, it was only a one-story building, or my avatar would be Dead-Dog.
|3 days 13 hours ago||I'll just leave this here.||
I'll just leave this here.
|3 days 14 hours ago||Dan Snyder says "Hi!"||
Dan Snyder says "Hi!"
|3 days 14 hours ago||Plus, he's fun!||
Plus, he's fun!
|3 days 14 hours ago||Ah, Fleet. We barely knew||
Ah, Fleet. We barely knew ye.
On kickoffs, he made it up to the 20 faster than any player I've ever seen. Then plop. Nothing.
|4 days 16 hours ago||Nice spacing though. You just||
Nice spacing though.
You just don't see enough of that around here.
|5 days 8 hours ago||I don't know, but they better||
I don't know, but they better be game-planning to be down to 8 men by 60'.
Get a quick goal and park the minivan.
|5 days 8 hours ago||Where's Left Shark?||
Where's Left Shark?
|5 days 8 hours ago||Their pad level is awesome.||
Their pad level is awesome. Can you imagine two of them double-teaming Joey Bosa? Jim Harbaugh can.
OT, my ass.