further adventures in Jed York being unsuited for his position
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|23 hours 23 min ago||Yep - this is a frequent discussion in my house||
My oldest son has a merit based full tuition + scholarship to Alabama (Engineering for CS). The debate there is debt free at graduation, versus one to two nice new cars worth of debt graduating from NC State Engineering. He wants the flexibility to pursue less mainstream or startup options, so is choosing the no debt route. There are better intellectual and cultural fits for him, but he is using reasonable objective logic.
My middle son wants to go to Michigan, or another top engineering school. The discussion is maybe by co-oping or an ROTC scholarship (like I did) that is doable. Right now, Georgia Tech is the higher likely candidate because it is $40K less across four years, and has a better co-op program and semester abroad program for engineers.
As much as Michigan tops every search criteria every time we look - out of state tuition really makes that choice very, very hard to pursue.
|2 days 18 hours ago||Maybe make Bo's "dress"||
Maize or Blue ...
|2 days 19 hours ago||Needs some work||
JH needs Khakis to make this google-safe
|4 days 23 hours ago||Irregardless||
It is the name of a long standing cafe in Raliegh that specializes in vegetarian dishes, and live music.
|1 week 1 day ago||To be fair||
there are five OT eye glazers
|1 week 1 day ago||Do we really need another post||
on the same interview that was covered in several posts last week?
|1 week 1 day ago||I thought your Wife / Avatar||
was more double jigger shaped, or like a 2 cones day shape ... or did that not pass Google regs?
|1 week 1 day ago||Get you nautical terminology correct swabby||
that would be a head ye are referrin' to.
|1 week 1 day ago||Those quick release pins||
for the facemask can be a pain in the ass to re-attach with mud an grit in them too.
At least now I know the reason for them.
|1 week 1 day ago||Visors are a pain in the ass||
not one JV game goes by and some player isn't asking me to remove his visor from his helmet quick before he has to get back into the game.
(This from a volunteer equipment manager's point of view.)
|1 week 1 day ago||That lasts a day or two||
Then you get no smiles -- unless they totally think no one is looking -- until they come off.
|1 week 2 days ago||They way Jim didn't address the Michigan job||
until the 49er season was over was straight out of Bo's Lasting Lessons (Section I, Chapter 3, last page).
|1 week 6 days ago||Brian - I don't always agree||
with the extreme nature in which you say things or the opinions, conclusions and actions you formulate, but I really appreciate the this blog, and the effort you take to articulate clearly what you think is going on or has gone on.
I thought Failure was damning enough without the last three paragraphs, but hey, this is a fan-point-of-view-blog editorial, so why not.
Keep it up and Go Blue man!
|1 week 6 days ago||You are right||
"the Process" is not covered enough in Brian's editorial
|2 weeks 1 day ago||That's why||
the khakis are pleated
|3 weeks 1 day ago||In Wake County NC||
we only pass every other bond just to let the school board know we won't put up with their shenanigans too.
It has become so bad the best teachers are leaving in droves - especially science and math.
|4 weeks 3 hours ago||Is it dusty in here||
it seems to be dusty in here.
Great story, and sounds like a really great young man.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||I think my son read it in AP Government||
because he's pretty adamant about not making his bed or putting his clothes away.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||No fair||
You and buckeyejonross are arguing with reason ...
Don't you get that people around here just want to feel better.
It doesn't matter what has transpired the last four years as Brady Hoke and staff somehow managed to get to 85 after signing a few over each year. And even then by the time fall practice came around they had a few schollies to give to key walk-ons.
Clearly Michigan has done this ethically, and Ohio State is as slippery as Ole' Miss or Les Miles at LSU .... /s
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Well Barbasol was||
advertising to it's target Buckeye audience right?
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah, that one was like||
WTF, LOL, ewww, weird .... and you are left with undesireable images stuck in your mind + Loctite
|4 weeks 3 days ago||It's OK||
I set up Wolverine Devotee's mgoblog twitter feed thing, only to find out I had read 80% of the posts before twitter notified me that they were posted. I keep telling my wife this is a good addiction - just think of the alternative addictions a husband can have ...
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Eh - I went with a corona typewriter||
and roomed with a guy with an Apple II after Freshman year so I never had to type a paper on a typewriter again.
As for the OPs point - whether we realize it or not and even if we have acted in inclusive ways, at least some students from a poor background probably do feel outcast - especially in first year or so. I read enough angst about rich out of state students that I wonder if some do act boorish. I also agree this is somewhat a responsibility of the students to make sure other students feel included.
That said - some of the best times my Freshman and Sophomore years in Couzens were when people just walked down the hall knocking on doors and getting an impromptu group up for dinner, or to go to a party, or traying or something.
|5 weeks 2 hours ago||Couzens was great for Engineers||
who wanted to live on Central Campus, but have convenient access to a short bus ride to North Campus for classes.
|5 weeks 12 hours ago||Launching eggs||
out of the window of the triple room in the Couzens Penthouse. Someone made the launcher from a cup and surgical tubing and we could fire the eggs over to the parking lot at Alice Lloyd.
One dude got pissed and came over pounding on the door. Told security we had no idea how he got egged, and besides you couldn't get one over there from here anyway.
We had an annual Penthouse toga party back then too. Oh those bathrooms were awful the next morning.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||For some reason the first paragraph||
of the Prior's release sounds a heck of a lot like this:
when I read it. /S
That said, it does sound like the chapter is owning up to what they have done, and are trying to make restitution responsibly at least.
Still: what were they thinking? ....
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Read my post above||
I disagree. This is insignifcant, and sensationally blown way out of proportion.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Seattle's DBs hold or interfere on every play||
(So do Michigan State's) They are clearly violating of the rules (at the very least the intent), pushing the boundary, and daring the refs to call it. In their mind (and many TV talking heads' minds), they are just "playing the game".
How much does pass interference alter the score of the game over air pressure being 16% below tolerance? Is anyone talking about how Seattle's secondary cheats?
Anybody check any other teams' footballs at halftime? How many have been altered in some way? (I am guessing someone ought to check Peyton Manning's game footballs.) Does the entire nation think just New England pushed the boundary on these minor rules?
New England had one turnover in the game: an interception in the 1st half when the balls were deflated, no fumbles in either the deflated half or the inflated half, and twice as many (4 vs 2) touchdowns in the inflated half.
This issue was silly the moment it came out.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||ESPN has done nothing wrong||
You see it depends on how you prepare your Mock Drafts - apparently if you prepare them to the right tackiness in a certain way, they may appear retroactively modified as conditions change.
[Edit:] /s some sarcasm meters are not amused this morning ...
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah||
Swim lanes man ...