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|9 hours 12 min ago||If there were news on Rudock,||
If there were news on Rudock, you'd know about it.
We're currently at 84 scholarships. Getting O'Neill would put us at 85.
|9 hours 18 min ago||Well...sort of. DeWeaver||
Well...sort of. DeWeaver decommitted after Harbaugh was hired, not when things went south for Hoke.
|12 hours 9 min ago||"And to answer your question||
"And to answer your question there's a new saliva test out that can tell if the THC is active or was from prior use. If it's not already, it will be used for DUI tests in states that legalize."
I was not aware of this new test, so thanks. That's part of what I was asking, but I had to ask it about five times in this thread before I got an answer.
Anyway, *I* don't care whether you're high or not. But I do think employers have a right to care and hire/fire as they see fit. I'm pretty sure that if I got caught, I would get fired. There are obviously other jobs out there like that, so NFL players should actually feel pretty lucky that their jobs are not tied to stuff like this. Sure, they might get fined or suspended, but they'll only get fired if they make the same mistake over and over again.
However, if you're my taxi driver, my kid's bus driver, my kid's day care provider, the financial planner dealing with my millions of dollars, etc., then I would certainly hope you're not high on the job.
|12 hours 19 min ago||So you're saying that if||
So you're saying that if someone's lunch break was from 12:00 to 1:00 and he was getting high at 12:55 in the parking lot across the street, he would be 100% capable of performing his job when he walked back in the door at 1:00?
|13 hours 42 min ago||Okay. So how do you regulate||
So how do you regulate that? How do I, as an employer, know that your positive drug test is from you smoking at 8:30 p.m. and not at 7:45 a.m. on your way into work?
|14 hours 27 min ago||I wouldn't put it beyond some||
I wouldn't put it beyond some people to use that picture seriously in response to my comment, so I guess I just assumed the worst.
|14 hours 34 min ago||I'm not denying that there||
I'm not denying that there are positive factors with the use of medical marijuana.
I'm guessing the majority of people using marijuana, however, are not using it as doctor-prescribed medicine.
So you just said people shouldn't be smoking pot at work. Should they be allowed to smoke it on their walk/drive to work? Should they be able to smoke on their 30-minute lunch break? If they shouldn't be smoking at work, I'm assuming you're admitting it could affect your state of mind. So how exactly can you be sure that their mind wouldn't be affected if they smoked five minutes before they walked in and sat down at their desk?
|15 hours 52 min ago||They probably can swear at||
They probably can swear at home. But what if you're standing across the street from the school or day care and yelling cuss words at people?
So if you're not advocating smoking pot at work, are you advocating smoking pot...on your lunch break? On the drive to work?
|16 hours 2 min ago||Well, I think the intervening||
Well, I think the intervening factor is that some people think it affects job performance.
|16 hours 2 min ago||I had to pause a moment to||
I had to pause a moment to make sure it wasn't April 1 yet.
|16 hours 3 min ago||I'm not trying to be a||
I'm not trying to be a one-upper. Just trying to get facts straight.
|16 hours 4 min ago||self-plug alert||
I don't have any information on the number of offers at one time or another per year, athough this is probably significantly higher than any year in the last eight or so.
However, my site has offer boards from the past several years with the number of total offers at the top. Michigan offered 192 people in 2010 and 195 in 2011. Obviously, 2011 was the Rodriguez/Hoke combined class.
Since we're already at 175, I'm guessing the 2016 class will destroy that 2011 number.
|16 hours 11 min ago||This is essentially a||
This is essentially a discussion about supply and demand.
If you want to get a high-paying job in the NFL, you should avoid smoking weed. There are other people in the world who will happily take those millions of dollars and avoid smoking weed.
If I had a job that paid me a lot of money and they said "We do alcohol tests," then I would not drink so I could keep making lots of money. If I had a crappy job that paid me $9 an hour and they did alcohol tests, I would drink if I wanted to. If I lose the job, I can probably find another one that will still give me crappy pay in crappy situations.
We are not guaranteed jobs in this country. We are guaranteed "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." If we fail in that pursuit, that's our own damn fault. This isn't Frank Underwood's America Works program where anyone/everyone can get a job if they just sign up for one.
|16 hours 16 min ago||I don't know of any laws||
I don't know of any laws stopping you from not hiring someone who smells like curry. Personal hygiene, appearance, etc. are relevant to some jobs.
The law says you can't base hiring practices on sexual orientation. So I guess I don't know what your point is. No, we can't do that...and there's a law against it...and nobody in this thread has suggested that we should fire people for homosexuality...so...you win, I guess? Congrats.
|16 hours 21 min ago||There are some jobs you can||
There are some jobs you can get fired from for cussing. You can't be a teacher or day care provider and say, "Man, that f***ing Hitler was kind of a douche, wasn't he? If he was alive today, I'd like to kick the s*** out of him." If you make a habit of that, you'll get canned. And those are just words.
|16 hours 28 min ago||I have never seen a law||
I have never seen a law drafted that says, "People have the right to any job they want, or if the rules of that job don't suit them, they can be guaranteed a job at an equivalent company in the same location."
Rules suck sometimes. But you either follow the rule, or you work to change it.
|16 hours 31 min ago||"First of all, these players||
"First of all, these players can't go work for another company that doesn't drug test or move to another state where it's legal as that wouldn't help."
Sure, they can go. They can go play Arena Football or for some semi-pro team. There are options. They can also go to Canada.
Is the NFL the *best* place to play football? Sure it is. So play by their rules.
Or you could always go and get another job working for an accounting company, running a Buffalo Wild Wings, selling real estate, etc.
|16 hours 34 min ago||It's not absurd if the||
It's not absurd if the employer wants people who are drug-free. Companies can choose how they want to spend their money. Nobody tells you who to hire as a babysitter, lawn care provider, etc. Why should a company be any other way? It's their choice, just like it's yours to turn down their overtures.
|16 hours 41 min ago||Altogether, Michigan is up to||
Altogether, Michigan is up to over 170 offers already.
|16 hours 45 min ago||There's a limit of 105||
There's a limit of 105 allowed to practice in the summer.
I think the number 115 you have in your head is the number of times AnklePick whined about you calling him out.
|18 hours 53 min ago||So he's a 2015 linebacker...||
So he's a 2015 linebacker...
|20 hours 17 min ago||You know, it seems like||
You know, it seems like common sense, but it's not...
|21 hours 16 min ago||Someone pisses in my Wheaties||
Someone pisses in my Wheaties every day. It helps keep my hair shiny.
But anyway, it always annoys me when people misspell easy-to-spell names. I still see people on here typing "Ty Issac" sometimes.
|21 hours 19 min ago||1. Presumably, the guy with||
1. Presumably, the guy with the highest ceiling for this season would be the starter. That could be Rudock, Morris, Malzone, Gentry, Brian Cleary, etc. Shane *might* have the highest ceiling for this year, but so *might* Malzone, Speight, etc.
2. Why does it matter if Malzone redshirts? If Malzone is the best QB, he should play. Redshirting doesn't give him five years to play football. It gives him four. It's just a matter of whether he would be the best QB from 2015-2018 or from 2016-2019. In fact, if he's the best QB on the team, you mathematically WANT HIM TO START as a true freshman, because that guarantees at least three years of having him on the field. If he redshirts and then plays two great seasons, then he could be off to the NFL after his redshirt sophomore year. (Not saying I expect that quality of play from Malzone, but it's a mathematical possibility.)
3. Sure, a true freshman starter might scare off other quarterbacks, but when has that really been an issue? Teams that have good quarterback play generally attract other good quarterbacks. You might have to wait two years to get another absolute stud, but that doesn't matter a great deal. Look at USC's run in the early 2000's. When they see a QB playing well, they want to go play for that program/coach because they can see themselves doing the same thing once they get in the system.
|1 day 6 hours ago||I could, but not in the way||
I could, but not in the way you think.
|1 day 6 hours ago||Your account has clearly been||
Your account has clearly been jacked by The Brain.
|1 day 6 hours ago||It's an anagram for Milk||
It's an anagram for Milk Yanza, who as we all know, was the Beastie Boys' first producer. He is transferring to be the manager for Kosha Dillz.
|1 day 7 hours ago||So...Shane Morris and Wilton||
So...Shane Morris and Wilton Speight are D2 talents? That's an interesting take...
|1 day 7 hours ago||His name isn't Ruddocj. Nor||
His name isn't Ruddocj. Nor is it Ruddock.
|1 day 7 hours ago||But there's a logical||
But there's a logical disconnect there.
If what we TRULY want is one of the current Michigan quarterbacks to beat out a decent option in Rudock (because that would mean our QB is pretty good), then the most logical guys to root for would be Gentry or Malzone. Why? Because that would mean our best QB is a freshman who has four years of eligibility.
If you're rooting for Morris to be good so he can be a two-year starter, then why not root for someone who can be a four-year starter?
So no, I'm not trying to be difficult. I seriously don't see the logic. It seems to me to be the logic of someone who is simply rooting for Morris because a) they like Morris himself, b) they want a highly rated guy to pan out, c) they feel bad for him because of Shanegate, d) they went to Warren De La Salle, etc.