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|12 hours 22 min ago||We can't control much. We're||
We can't control much. We're just dudes on the internet.
|13 hours 39 min ago||Never trust your eyes when it||
Never trust your eyes when it comes to PrepForce mixtapes. They speed things up, slow them down, freeze-frame things that don't need to be freeze-framed, etc. I hate their videos.
|14 hours 33 min ago||I think they feel good about||
I think they feel good about their other choices, and it's easier to move from OT to OG than it is to move from OG to OT. Filiaga, Hall, Honigford, etc. can all play inside, too.
|14 hours 36 min ago||Meh. I agree that he's making||
Meh. I agree that he's making some nice high-point catches, but his speed has always been a limiting factor, and it still is. While you might have some better players in prep school, you're not necessarily going to have better athletes than what he was facing at Camden (NJ) Camden, and NJ has some pretty good football talent. You can see that most of his plays/catches are occurring on back shoulder throws, jump balls, etc.
I don't know who our #1 receiver will be next year, but I think Hawkins is unlikely to be that guy.
|15 hours 5 min ago||It means the sites differ on||
It means the sites differ on whether someone is a 4- or 5-star (4.5-star), 3- or 4-star (3.5 star), etc.
|15 hours 6 min ago||Guys who are listed at 6'7"||
Guys who are listed at 6'7" as recruits are usually 6'6", but an inch here or there doesn't make a ton of difference. Personally, I think Banks plays like a guard, but he could probably be a right tackle, too. He's not a blind-side type of guy, though.
|15 hours 17 min ago||Prep school is basically one||
Prep school is basically one extra year of high school. A lot of basketball players use prep school to mature/improve for a year before heading to college at 19 or 20 years old.
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|21 hours 59 min ago||Now he's on I.E. trying to||
Now he's on I.E. trying to figure out what Google means.
|1 day 4 hours ago||This is the premise for the||
This is the premise for the next Guillermo del Toro movie.
|1 day 6 hours ago||The ads are currently||
The ads are currently freezing up my Chrome browser, too. This is the only site having that effect.
|1 day 12 hours ago||Yes, but he's not like the||
Yes, but he's not like the other players on the team. He WAS like the other players on Michigan's team. But he transferred. Now he's a slightly different type of member of Eastern Michigan's team. That's fine. I don't begrudge him transferring. I wasn't a big fan of him as a player coming out of high school, and it opened up a scholarship. I have nothing against the guy.
But transferring has its consequences. It doesn't have anything to do with what went on beforehand or what will happen in 2017. Right now he's a "special case," and this is the collateral damage.
In my opinion, my being a coach factors in because it's a good lesson for young people. For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. For every choice, there are positive and negative consequences. This is a choice he made. Right now he's paying his dues. And next year (and beyond) he'll presumably reap the benefits of his choice.
If it were an easier choice that had no negative repercussions, then as discussed elsewhere in this thread, players would be bouncing from school to school and team to team willy-nilly.
|1 day 12 hours ago||If that's your definition of||
If that's your definition of getting fucked, then get in line. A lot of us had to "work for free" to get our "education" so we can get jobs later. As I said above, it's in football and law and teaching and being an electrician.
|1 day 13 hours ago||I don't know about being able||
I don't know about being able to transfer for those two games, but there would certainly be some cherry picking going on. Alabama's star RB goes down in the spring with a torn ACL? Let's bring in that stud running back from Utah! Ohio State's dual-threat QB leaves for the supplemental draft? Sorry, TCU, we're stealing Trevone Boykin in July and you suckers didn't sign a QB in February so it sucks to be you!
|1 day 13 hours ago||That's fine, but figure out||
That's fine, but figure out how to fund it through private donors. Don't count on taxpayers and the tuition of students to pay for Usher Joey to head to Los Angeles or Miami or the Bahamas.
|1 day 13 hours ago||I think transfers should be||
I think transfers should be discouraged, yes. And there have to be consequences in order to do so.
|1 day 13 hours ago||I'm mainly against paying||
I'm mainly against paying players because non-revenue sports and Title IX make it infeasible.
|1 day 15 hours ago||Except it's not. Money||
Except it's not. Money matters. Maybe it's not the deciding factor, but it's a factor.
|1 day 15 hours ago||So there are reasons, but you||
So there are reasons, but you don't like the reasons. Got it.
|1 day 15 hours ago||I think he's more like a||
I think he's more like a Derrick Henry. You know, a very good player but maybe not quite on Peterson's level.
|1 day 16 hours ago||You literally can't disagree||
You literally can't disagree with everything I'm saying today, because some of the things I'm pointing to are facts (about bowl costs, travel costs, etc.). If you disagree with my opinion (and you obviously do), that's fine. But facts are facts.
|1 day 16 hours ago||I mean, I know he SAYS he can||
I mean, I know he SAYS he can get over not traveling, but he's obvious a little disgruntled about it or this wouldn't be the thing that causes him to post publicly about it.
|1 day 16 hours ago||"There is zero reason for||
"There is zero reason for it."
And yet I have given you several in this thread. Just because you disagree with the reasons doesn't mean they don't exist.
|1 day 16 hours ago||Nobody's getting "fucked." He||
Nobody's getting "fucked." He gets 4 chances to go to a bowl game, just like anybody else.
|1 day 16 hours ago||Where did I mention anything||
Where did I mention anything about rewards? If it's not a penalty, then what does the opposite of a penalty mean? It doesn't matter. Rewards, penalties, they're irrelevant to what I'm discussing.
Listen, it would be great if everyone could take a trip to the Bahamas and it didn't cost anybody anything! Sign me up for that. But in the real world, there are costs and consequences and rules and regulations and restrictions, and this falls in that category. Sure, he busted his butt in practice, just like hundreds or thousands of other guys have done without the chance to travel or go to a bowl game. He made his choice to transfer and to play football in the NCAA. Suck it up, help the team go to a bowl game next year, and move on.
|1 day 17 hours ago||I have addressed numerous||
I have addressed numerous points - financial and otherwise - throughout this thread.
|1 day 17 hours ago||I agree. But there's very||
I agree. But there's very little reason to take players, there's a reason for restrictions for transfers, and it makes fiscal sense. The only downside is that select players don't get to take a plane ride to a tropical location and spend a week at the beach.
|1 day 17 hours ago||There's a step you're||
There's a step you're missing, and that's the governing body of those colleges. There are certain rules that some groups on campuses have to abide by. Fraternities and sororities have governing bodies that they can hold individual chapters to. He's not playing football solely for Eastern Michigan University against other EMU students. He's playing football for EMU's team that participates in a larger organization against other member schools.
If you want to go join the butterfly collecting club at EMU, there are probably fewer restrictions. Probably.
|1 day 17 hours ago||I agree. Bowls are bad||
I agree. Bowls are bad business. But they could be worse by wasting even more money on sending a bunch of extra players to them.
|1 day 17 hours ago||That's a fair point, but as a||
That's a fair point, but as a taxpayer and/or tuition-paying student, I don't necessarily think we should be paying for a bunch of extra players to go to the Bahamas, California, Florida, etc. If you leave that up to the school, then that gets passed on to someone else until it trickles down to 72-year-old Eleanor Smith who pays state taxes in Ludington for someone like Samuelson to go to the beach.