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|1 hour 13 min ago||You might be right about him||
You might be right about him being gone in two years, but he's one of the best coaches in NBA history (along with Pat Riley, Magic Johnson, and Lawrence Frank). I wouldn't bet against him being able to turn them into a good team by either giving advice or taking over as coach. And the Knicks do have some talent; they just can't seem to mesh together.
|18 hours 48 min ago||That's pretty cool. It's||
That's pretty cool. It's crazy to think how far this program has come since Brian Ellerbe.
|18 hours 59 min ago||There's no way that Jeremy||
There's no way that Jeremy Gallon goes undrafted unless something big happens between now and the draft (an arrest, failed drug test, etc.), and even then, it would depend. I'm guessing 5th or 6th round.
|1 day 10 min ago||I hope he stays for another||
I hope he stays for another year. He needs to improve his shot blocking.
|2 days 4 hours ago||Godin has been playing||
Godin has been playing 3-tech.
|2 days 4 hours ago||I swear I would be so pissed||
I swear I would be so pissed if the NFL Defensive Player of the Year and a future Hall of Famer wanted to jump in on my picture...
We need to stand up for these kids!
|2 days 4 hours ago||YEAH!!! The problem with||
YEAH!!! The problem with today's technology is that there are so few ways to take pictures. Those guys had to pose for 2 hours so the picture wouldn't be blurry, and they obviously didn't have time to take another one because they had to drive home in their horse and buggy and then wake up early in the morning to milk the cows!
If only there were some kind of technology to allow, I dunno, a thousand pictures to be taken of last night...
|2 days 20 hours ago||Glad I could be of service.||
Glad I could be of service.
|2 days 21 hours ago||All of those players would||
All of those players would have been seniors, anyway, except for Bryant. They do not add to the size of the 2015 class. Counting those 5 guys, we would have had 86 scholarship players this year (so you know someone would have had to go to to get down to 85).
A 13-member senior class means that you have 13 scholarships to fill in February. A 9-member senior class with 4 unused* scholarships still leaves you with 13 scholarships to fill in February.
*All scholarships have to be allotted, so all that means is that 4 walk-ons will have their tuition paid for.
|2 days 22 hours ago||Yes, that's the scholarship||
Yes, that's the scholarship count for 2014, which shows unused scholarships (4) and the seniors who will graduate (9 altogether, which includes Gardner, Ryan, etc.), and it adds up to 13.
|2 days 23 hours ago||Just so I don't lock your||
Just so I don't lock your post, Crazy Canuck, here's the active link. I guess yours got cut off:
|2 days 23 hours ago||bah humbug||
Maybe when you learn to capitalize "christmas."
|3 days 25 min ago||Exactly. A writer who can't||
Exactly. A writer who can't write is like a teenage driver; he might get from Point A to Point B, but it's not going to be pretty.
|3 days 33 min ago||Here are the||
Here are the numbers:
|3 days 2 hours ago||LOL||
Ummmm...okay? I don't read GBMW, I've only visited about twice in my lifetime, and I'm doing just fine without their info.
So I guess I'll keep being a dick about it.
I guess you showed me, huh?
|3 days 3 hours ago||Right now Michigan has||
Right now Michigan has roughly 13 spots open (9 graduating seniors, 4 open scholarships) for 2015. It will probably expand, but that's where we stand right now.
As for Don Bosco...he's an elite talent you can't afford to pass up, regardless of numbers.
|3 days 6 hours ago||Well, Rosen and Stidham are||
Well, Rosen and Stidham are pretty much off the board...
I guess it's time to offer Kyle Kearns.
|3 days 6 hours ago||Stidham never seemed that||
Stidham never seemed that interested, and he just committed to Texas Tech. Don Bosco is not a football player.
We're probably only taking one quarterback.
|3 days 6 hours ago||Michigan had two practices,||
Michigan had two practices, and then they went on spring break. That's why it's scarce.
|3 days 6 hours ago||There's a reason we learn||
There's a reason we learn grammar, spelling, punctuation, etc. in elementary school.
You calling someone a "douche" for pointing out poor grammar is just as judgmental as someone pointing out bad grammar.
|3 days 6 hours ago||I'm not sure that your||
I'm not sure that your opinion has been vindicated. The "history of Michigan football" is quite lengthy, and there have been some bad coordinators. Also, Borges had a couple pretty good seasons (2011, 2012) and some record-setting performances (Gardner, Gallon).
|3 days 18 hours ago||I don't think Speight is||
I don't think Speight is Nussmeier's ideal quarterback, but he has the arm strength to push the ball deep, which is a part of Nussmeier's plan. I think Speight will surprise people occasionally with his ability to run, because he's the type of guy who can drag a tackler for a couple extra yards or run through the tackle of a cornerback or safety. Ultimately, I don't know that Speight has the accuracy or decision making skills of an elite quarterback, which is why I want to see him followed up by an elite prospect. That way he can sort of bridge the gap between Morris - who looks pretty good - and the 2015 player, who can hopefully take over or at least push Speight when Morris graduates.
|3 days 19 hours ago||You're welcome.||
|3 days 23 hours ago||Top prospects over the past||
Top prospects over the past few years who have not signed on NSD have generally had further bumps in the road (Pryor, Seantrel Henderson, Bryce Brown), but there are also guys like Alex Kozan who seemed genuinely conflicted, quietly signed with Auburn, and AFAIK has had no serious troubles on his way to starting in the National Championship game this past season.
|3 days 23 hours ago||I know you're not equating||
I know you're not equating the two, but we should keep in mind that Pryor chose to carry it out past NSD for _________________ (who knows?) reason. McDowell's situation is a little bit different in that he clearly wants to go to MSU, but his parents do not see eye to eye with him. If it were up to McDowell, this would all be over with and he wouldn't be garnering this much attention right now.
|4 days 12 min ago||Cedric Griffin?||
|4 days 14 min ago||I never realized before last||
I never realized before last weekend that you were in "The Usual Suspects."
|4 days 18 min ago||Mom still does not like MSU,||
Mom still does not like MSU, and she and Malik are trying to shore things up. She does not like the non-academic atmosphere at MSU and wants him to go somewhere else. It's still a fluid situation, and from everything I've heard, Michigan isn't totally out of it. They're also not going after him hard because he doesn't like hard sells and they don't want to turn him off.
|4 days 52 min ago||Mike Cox!||
|4 days 2 hours ago||Thanks. I spent about an hour||
Thanks. I spent about an hour and 20 minutes last night watching film of Waller and Wimbush (the final two on my alphabetical list), typing up their scouting reports, and then ranking all the prospects. So I'm glad people appreciate it.