this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
|1 day 15 hours ago||I thought many SEC schools have||
a great set of recruiting assets to help with just such a problem. Tennessee for example.
|1 day 17 hours ago||Football is part of my second son's being||
He's played since 2nd grade. I did buy him a very nice Riddell Speed helmet for his varsity campaign.
I figure the sport is or will evolve - as all sports should - around the concussion issue.
|4 days 19 hours ago||That hopefully is||
bulletin board material. That game / moment was one of many embarrassments last year. Not sure if the players ever get anything but a clinical play by play view of each game, versus the big picture feel, but watching the television version of every one should have been required before spring practice. (Net: if that was ok to you / it was just a few key blocks or coverage corrections, have a nice life. If you are embarrassed and angry, and this eats at the competitor in you, you're in.)
|5 days 11 hours ago||Xander, is that you?||
Why are you posting on mgoblog? You are obsessed with League of Legends and could care less about football ...
|6 days 8 hours ago||I call BS on the winning by 40 points||
Wasn't 1984 the 6-6 Jimmy broke his arm season?
I was there / suspect the wave became popular because Bo was still in his pre-passing phase, and the cloud of dust games got pretty boring. We didn't put 40 on the board that season:http://bentley.umich.edu/athdept/football/fbteam/1984fbt.htm
|1 week 1 day ago||I agree that it sucks for the players||
that all their prior contribution is out the window. (Would like to know the context behind the "bummed" and the fill in to why considered other options.)
Everything I have seen from Harbaugh tells me he is looking for ultra-competitive guys who live and breath competing every day: no laurels. Another example: the camp promotional material changed from "come and learn skills", to "come and compete". It's like the Marines: "we're looking for a few good men".
I think both points of view are OK. Especially considering the last two season's records in the coaches' case.
|1 week 5 days ago||Alabama ' s Student Season Tickets||
Sold out in 5 minutes. There was a lot of angst from those who slept in or who's mom didn't sign in right away.
Of course they are $10 a game so the only real skin a student has in the game is the ability to buy season tickets the next year. (If you don't attend or someone doesn't attend in your place, you can't buy season tickets the next year.)
|1 week 6 days ago||A Harbaugh thing to do||
was my first thought too. #EUTMK
|1 week 6 days ago||Don't forgot how much a damned hot dog costs||
and a soda (pop) or bottle of water.
Ticket prices aren't so bad (as demonstrated by their ultimate free market value on stubhub in a good year). It's the PSDs and concessions that really lay the gouge on the wallet.
|1 week 6 days ago||Like we didn't have labs to do,||
or exams to cram for? We even had to use this thing called a typewriter to type the final version of our papers - if you screwed up or wanted to make a changed - you had to re-type every page after the change (freshman year, my sophomore roommate had an Apple IIe).
Those demands haven't changed. I don't think that's it.
I am betting the fact that you can watch every Michigan game on TV has a lot more to do with it. There was a time when only two or three a season were televised, and those were ND or another big non-conference game (Miami, Colorado, Washington), Ohio State and whoever the hot Little 8 team was that year: the games you wanted to be at live. Between the convenience of staying at home for snoozers, and the slowed pace of the live experience, ESPN and BTN are why there is a less compelling reason to go to games.
|1 week 6 days ago||However, as your kids get older,||
and you have time to actually ponder about an identity other than "dad", then you may find a resurgence in interest. As all things Michigan seem to be a big part of your (WD's) identity, you'll gravitate back.
So all is not lost with kids my friend.
|2 weeks 9 hours ago||Because we were elated||
Michigan was winning, even against teams like #1 ranked Miami (YTM), Michigan State and Ohio State.
(Sadly this is a forgotten experience of late - so the concept of wild elation is probably foreign or abstract.)
|2 weeks 20 hours ago||Yeah, but can it teach||
someone to block?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Could have just posted the picture||
but the write-up was great too - if one enjoys regretting what could have been ...
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Eh - I think it is way more competitive now||
than it was. My oldest son just graduated, and we compared my grades and GPA in high school to his. To be a competitive college applicant, he had to take a much harder schedule than I did, including 8 AP courses. His weighted GPA was a full point higher, but his unweighted GPA was just slightly lower than mine, and he was a full 5% further out in class rank. His SAT score was 200 points higher than mine. (I think part of the difference in test scores is better prep-books / practice tests, and his AP coursework leading into that third fall senior year final test.)
For clarity, I went to high school in Reston in Fairfax County, VA, which at the time was one of the top school districts. He went to one of the top high schools in Wake County, NC. The student body make up is similar.
He did not get into his top choice schools (UNC, UGA).
My conclusion: while overall grading may be "easier" today, what you have to do to get into a school like Michigan is more difficult. Those that get in completely on merit have been competing at the highest level all through high school, and more kids are competing because parental involvement is higher.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Won't work||
They'll just switch to watching other people play Minecraft on Yogscast ...
|5 weeks 20 hours ago||Especially with mixed drinks||
it depends on who makes the drink and how much they pour. If say my dad makes the drink, you're probably getting two+ shots. So you could say / think you had eight drinks, while actually drinking more.
Either way, if you've had more than one - maybe two with dinner - that should be your trigger for not driving. No way I'd ever get behind the wheel after 8.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||His marketing job is probably to monitor||
social media and try to spin it. He probably hasn't removed everything he was tracking from when he was in the brand machine in Ann Arbor.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Sounds like a mgblue.com||
launch of some type - new content - maybe they are revamping the whole thing.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Then your avatar||
will be out of date. :-(
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Good thing she went to the police first||
I have a positive opinion of Mark Hollis, but starting the investigation before the institution can react in a natural protective manner catches witnesses before they can be influenced.
|7 weeks 14 hours ago||I only read the OP's post - not the entire article||
I took what he said as applying to all his players - even the smart ones - due to the time and travel commitment all of them have. Even a 4.0 / 1400 SAT type is going to have a lot of challenges and prioritization conflicts during a semester (e.g., a major paper or lab due on Monday and a major exam to study for coming off a Saturday night road game).
I think he did a great job saying this in an encompassing way.
|7 weeks 20 hours ago||Exactly what I tell my teens at the dinner table||
If you are worried about privacy, posting stuff on the internet is like yelling it to the whole world. Once you've done it, everyone can see it. And don't assume those privacy settings actually work the way you think either.
If I were the OP, I would edit my post though and take the links out (no need to tempt the rest of us to be stalky without putting some effort into it ...)
|7 weeks 20 hours ago||I can't decide on your Nelson analogy though||
was he more zone blocking or not?
He had a tendency to pre-brief his captains of the overall strategy, and start an engagement as one line of battle. He had attracted a set of smart, resourceful, like minded followers over the years, and once engaged they were to break the traditional formation, and engage where they saw the most opportunity: "No captain can do very wrong if he places his ship alongside that of the enemy."
From that standpoint I don't see pulling guard, I see zone blocking.
I'll give you the Essex (which is actually what the movie Master and Commander is modeled on), but the British blockade was more Alabama, versus a good high school JV spread team. We had a few athletes but no line. (Wait - that is what you were saying isn't it?)
As for O'Brian and Forrester - they both had books outside there series that were excellent as well. Forrester wrote one about WWII in the Med called The Ship that is excellent, and of course The Good Shepard. Anything by O'Brian is excellent, and can be read several times - especially on those trying days where you just need to escape to another time and place.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||I actually appreciate your post||
Your intent was earnest and constructive.
Though it maybe should be META rather than OT .... /s
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Could a heavy PC environment||
actually stifle productive discourse on the underlying issues, especially from the "non-offended" point of view? Are only the "offended" allowed to have an open point of view in the conversation? Would not suppressing a point of view have an extending effect on the issue?
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Almost all of them||
are white men so fair game
|7 weeks 1 day ago||OK||
Let's just overlook the supposed history of verbal abuse, and not call it domestic violence because she is his aunt and doesn't live domestically with them, would you not say she should be brought up on aggravated assault charges?
(Note: I am not commenting from what the law determines as domestic or not - just following Cold War's argument logic.)
|7 weeks 2 days ago||So you're not||
copacetic about this post
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah, I like this kid already||
He gets Team.
Hope his linemen teammates benefit.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||I was under the impression the rule is||
the coach (or university) can't take a picture with a recruit and post it or tweet it. The press, or the kids can do what they want. Which they are and Jimmy is getting great PR.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||How about:||
"The devil was in the house and came out from my mouth."
Guess that didn't work out ...
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Yes - there is an OK use of the word||
"The ignition timing in my Mustang is retarded, I need to adjust it."
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Denard at Notre Dame||
Woodson in the Game
I am thinking all these guys had fans holding their breath in anticipation every play. I don't remember that watching Harbaugh.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||I am not getting the OP's problem with the Maryland flag||
The design of the flag comes from the coats of arms of George Calvert's father and mother. While the flag was established in 1888, the pattern itself came from the state seal established in 1648.
It's not my favorite - but the history is interesting (and original) - making it better than many.
It has nothing to do with the stars and bars. Look just beneath it at Mississippi or further down at the not so distant past Georgia state flag for real stars and bars hate.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||No more||
Mr. Nice Guy!
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Their bow took some railings out||
Damaged our port propeller and cut through the guidance heads of two port facing harpoon missiles (this is where we were lucky - they didn't cook off).
They lost their starboard anchor which you will notice was lowered a bit to cause damage. It teetered on our fantail and fell into the Black Sea. They supposedly had some hull damage.
Was a tight hour or so after they hit us, but we continued the FoN passage. Was like a hornets nest.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||ˇˇThisˇˇ||
We were exercising freedom of navigation off the Crimean Peninsula, and the Soviets came out with much of their Black Sea Fleet and several combat loaded Hind helicopters and did this to us. A military law brief on the legality of what we were doing can be found here.
One of the Quartermasters Mates (navigation specialists) who was on Yorktown the same time I was connected on facebook a few months back. We caught up by phone, and in the course of a 45 minute conversation recalled three separate occasions we were lucky to escape alive from - none of our sea time was combat operations.
I don't understand why the Navy dropped the "not just a job, it's an adventure" campaign. For a 22 year old junior office, and an 18 year old kid from Trinidad, those were great times.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Athletic academic advisers knowingly steered||
Athletic academic advisers knowingly steered athletes into sham classes to stay eligible to play NCAA sports for decades. If that is not loss of institutional control, I don't know what is.
The funny thing - if you go to the UNC Basketball Museum, and look at the Academic All American wall in the back corner of the room, the one diploma they have out is an AFAM diploma. You would think they would have swapped that out by now. Would have been funny to have a picture - wish I had taken one.
|10 weeks 14 hours ago||The maize||
didn't match then either
|10 weeks 1 day ago||My Buckeye Neighbor Bought a Replica NC Trophy||
He polishes it lovingly every day
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Why on earth would someone walk||
|10 weeks 3 days ago||It would be interesting to go back and look||
what controls Nike established during their first Michigan contract. I for one am not a fan of Nike owning the rights to Maize.
If we stick with Adidas - perhaps an increased level of control comes out of it (i.e., we keep Adidas, but they conform to our requirements better - and maybe replace their design staff with someone with a clue.)
|10 weeks 3 days ago||They'll have to wear||
down parkas or fur coats in the dugout
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Too much clutter||
Jon Falk must've been having a cow:
Ugly socks (versus plain old Twin City Socks)
Multi colored shoes
Compression shirts and sleaves with "Victors" or "Vallient", etc. in giant text
50 shades of maize
I guess the gloves are minor, but still cluttered up
Can't we have uniform looking uniforms?
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Understood - and Nike is a close second for football||
in his view. He also says basketball is clearly Nike.
Agree with the UA comment not being a brand for all other sports (except perhaps baseball). ND's UA basketball uniforms in the tournament were pretty ugly.
Then again, I am sort of like my Buckeye neighbor: all the other sports are nice, and is great when they win, but Football is what matters.
Nike is the best all around.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||My son says||
high school football players prefer UA, and then Nike - Adidas is for soccer players pretty much only.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Agreed - was happy we ditched Nike||
because I couldn't find a maize Nike shirt. Just a bright yellow one.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||I'm 50 and still have that dream||
though now it is fuzzy in my mind if I really slept through 8AM Chemistry 124 fall semester Freshman year, or just dream about it that way. (Maybe I slept through the class in the lecture hall. I seem to recall sliding into the 10AM lecture a lot.) I passed the class, but somehow that one has scarred me for life.
As for Dennis: all I can say is we all get into bad places in life. Work through it the right way, you will discover who really cares (and sometimes that is tough love), they will be behind you, and you'll be able to stand tall when you look back at the crisis.
|11 weeks 20 hours ago||Interestingly, the messaging for the HS football camp||
this summer has changed from learning and skills to competing.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Now see - I wondered yesterday how much Jimmy is like Bo||
Bo kicked people off the team to make a point all the time. Then said players adjusted their attitude or focused in on whatever got them kicked off or stopped breaking team rules, and they were back on the team.
This may be how Harbaugh operates to some extent as well, and may be a new experience from the milk and cookies "you meant to do it the right way" experience of the last coaching staff.
I think the lesson to players, former high school coaches, and the media is: don't over blow it until the player figures out if they really, really are kicked off, or they are being disciplined with an opportunity to come back.
In any event, I haz a not so sad ... come on 'Fleet get you act together. We want more Atomic Dog!
|11 weeks 2 days ago||To a contrarian or a conspiracy theorist||
like Chitownblu and Section 1 - getting banned is going out on top.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Exactly||
It it just another money grab supplanting the pageantry and traditions of college football and therefore looks and feels sleazy.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||$1000-$1250 a game to play in the FXFL||
Those Cost of Attendance scholarships sound like a pretty sweet deal. If the NCAA just moved to the Olympic Model of amatuerism (autograph earnings, endorsements, and freebies allowed) ...
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah - I'd like one of those||
but my wife doesn't like the leany part of the eco drive experience.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah - the not punching / hitting statement is my problem||
If you read the police report here: she said Frank hit her in the face, and her brother said he observed Frank hitting her. One the scene Frank said he didn't hit her, she sustained the facial injury as they fell to the floor.
A couple of other things to note: She also said Frank drank at least a 5th - and she blew a 0% BAC - which brings into question his recollection.
her own statement said they argued, she threw a remote at him, he tried to restrain her, and she bit him - all before Frank hitting her and holding against the wall dropping to the floor. She said the blood on her face was Frank's. For all we know the blood on the towel may have been as well. The papers tend to overlook the biting part of this: no one wants to hear it, but they both should have been charged in my view. They both should not have done what they did.
As for the two witnesses in the next room - the arguing and head bumping noise they hear correlates with both Frank's and Diamond's statements that they argued, and he held her up against the wall - lifting her by her shirt according to her. While their statements to the Seattle Times are compelling - other than the part about Diamond not moving on the floor - they didn't see what happened. All of that was stated in the police report, and most likely their email statements. Granted a verbal 3rd party account adds context, but given the written statements, I think Seattle's investigation could have been thorough without interviewing those two witnesses. Thank goodness the one woman had the courage to stand her ground and step in though. It sounds like the hotel staff actions are to be commended as well.
As for the hitting or not hitting: no matter how you look at it - whether he hit her or not doesn't matter - whatever the legal definition is, this was a domestic argument that got violent. While I agree it is OK for Frank to get a third chance - they both need to own up to their physically violent acts, learn and grow from this incident. I think Frank Clark is doing that - but his message is back and forth on the acknowledgement part. And that is what bothers me.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Agreed||
if anything, that was much less three ring circus than the old Don King days. You did forget the gambling underworld part as well.
Chad Henne played a whole season with a torn rotator cuff. It didn't look to me like Manny was hesitant to throw a punch because it hurt - it looked like he was hesitant to close on Floyd for any period of time because Floyd had 4 inches of reach on him and that cocked right arm might clobber him.
They're both old for the sport, and played not to get hurt and take the payday being offered them - end of story (which any one of us would have done if offered 100 plus million).
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Uh - neither of them||
won a National Championship. We took massive penalties for what they did do, including disavow in wins and final fours.
Auburn on the other hand won a national championship playing a guy the NCAA knew they paid for.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||No no||
that is UNC.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Swamps? Really?||
I support JH recruiting in the South as much as anyone here. And yes it is hot in Georgia in the summer - and humid. In contrast, Ann Arbor around the time of the football camp can be about as perfect as weather can get.
That said: there are shady parts, but Athens and UGA make up the quintessential "Ann Arbor-like" college town, and people with Richt's means more likely have a lake house with a ski boat an hour north, or weekend on one of the several sea island beaches 4 to 5 hours south-east.
Either way, Richt is full of shit.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||The interview he sounded a lot more||
polished. Clearly he has been coached on this - beyond Hoke and Harbaugh. The key is whether Frank believes and owns what he is saying or not.
I hope he does, and he has really turned a corner (again) in life, finishes his degree, and continues to grow positively.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Sometimes the biggest decisions in life are sad.||
It appears Austin has made a very big one, and his choice is admirable. I am sure his father would be proud.
Go Blue young man!
|13 weeks 6 days ago||It is not how I feel, but I can see this point of view||
It has been a long, long ten years. And college sports in general seem to be getting ever more overtly slimy having shifted from football for the masses to mo money, mo money, mo money - see my golden throne - but no more for the players. Add to that the negative press around concussions, etc.
The quaint collegial feel of what was the (mostly winning) Michigan football gameday experience has ebbed away.
Here's to hoping the tide is coming back in!
|14 weeks 14 hours ago||I think the board is looking for you to say this in a nicer way||
try the aggregate student body at Michigan scored higher on entrance exams and had higher high school GPAs on average than the students at Flint or Dearborn. Leave any discussion of intelligence or better / lesser student at the door, then your point isn't offensive.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||My view||
the NCAA and member schools should offer a full cost of attendance scholarship. Beyond that the athletes should be allowed to sign endorsement contracts, sell autographs, and even get free tats or crablegs and drive loaner cars from third parties on the side so they can capitalize on their skills when most are at the highest level they'll ever play at - i.e., at the higest earning potential.
I don't see that this hurts their amatuerism status - they still are not "paid to play" by the schools. And if anything, bringing most of it above board is better.
In a free market, they should be able to get the most out of their fleeting moment of fame, much the same as olympic athletes.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Apparently in the NFL||
the coach is there to call the next suggested plays for the players, and then clap and slap them on the ass as they come up the field. Maybe bring them cookies and milk the night before games.
Come to think of it, I may know of a great guy for the job that all these over paid prima donnas will just love as a head coach.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||He was probably working||
the transition from fastball to changeup.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||I rest my case||
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Anybody know what the locker room||
at Schembechler / Glick looks like? I am guessing the everyday use one is better than the stadium locker room.
I guess I don't fret too much about the locker room. We start winning games again, and we still have a modern renovated version of the locker room Tom Brady, Charles Woodson, Desmond Howard, et al suited up in.
It's not like it is a shit hole with nails in the wall like when Bo first arrived.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||So he says||
he would increase the scholarship limits (I'm for the 25 a year rule), and that he wants to
i.e., you one and done / we ain't here to play school / UNC AFAM major crowd we'll pass thank you
I have no problem with this as long as everyone has the same rules, and there are still enough scholarship players eligible to play. I would prefer there is a minor league option like baseball and hockey.
|15 weeks 14 hours ago||You mean like this?||
Which I believe was done this past fall?
Eh - what comes around goes around ... hope the kids had fun with it.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Oh I thought that NCAA Student Athlete survey||
found that roughly half the LAX players prefered grass ...
|15 weeks 1 day ago||I would also like to engage in open||
discussion on social and political topics, as I think students and faculty should be at Michigan (instead of banning a movie). However, some people on the internet cannot seem to engage in open, respectful, intellectual discussion and debate without slipping into insults and vitriol.
There probably is a space for a UofM based blog for social debate. This one is for sports. I accept the mods judgements in keeping the place civil.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||It's like a Hoke hire||
But a little better since he coached his loosing seasons in the Pac12
|15 weeks 5 days ago||I was looking into this recently||
when we realized Alabama has a significant merit scholarship program. The program is rumored to be funded by the proceeds the AD transfers back to the university (which cannot be true because the amount transferred back is in the range of paying for athletic scholarships at the out of state rate).
There are specific rules about how much recruiting contact the coach can have with the player. If say player A and coach meet at a camp and player A joins the team as a walk-on, doesn't take an official, and is given a generally available scholarship to the University, player A is not counted as a scholarship player until they play in a game.
If on the other hand player B is in home recruited by coaches, or takes an official, and then walks on, the rules are different. They are counted as a scholarship player. Hatch is in the player B category, and while I really hope he is able to make the rotation, if he cannot, at some point Belein needs to have a hard conversation and make a difficult decision. I'm hoping that point won't be reached.
Don't have the time to dig deeper, but I am wondering if Bama's merit scholarship programs give them a deeper walk-on squad. (i.e., not only do they have a advantage stemming from oversigning / St. Saban's medical ward, but they can bring in academically eligible players "off scholarship" until they develop to where they get playing time. e.g., bring in a guy like Will Heininger (who was academic all big ten) on a merit scholarship, and move him to a football scholarship when he breaks out his redshirt junior and senior year.)
|16 weeks 20 hours ago||Never||
|16 weeks 20 hours ago||I saw the movie and||
personally I think it really forces you to stop and think about the realities of war and the world we live in. How does a man emotionally deal with having to shoot a young boy who is carrying a grenade (his own mother gave him) toward soldiers? There really are evil people would would torture and kill a child with drill in front of the parents to strike terror and fear into people.
And then there is is PTSD: through the film, one can see how PTSD develops.
I thought the movie was a little shallow in character and story development, but it has a lot in it for both sides to discuss.
Especially in this day and age where there are clearly very bad people at large - particularly in the form of ISIL.
|16 weeks 21 hours ago||Thank you for saying this||
I hadn't thought of this example but the point you make - dehuminization of any enemy in war - is absolutely true.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Yes - just as cable TV has||
The problem with more choice is, the convenient (passive) choice for most people is what they are most comfortable with.
Of course you could also debate whether former msm presented bias as well.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||This has been the case for a while||
yet print and broadcast news media continue to bleed customers. Wonder if those customers think there is a quality of content issue ...
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Not to mention the coaching staff was split||
and everyone was on the field.
New QB and the risk of a new center, and yet another new playbook = I don't think the offense will start the season as the strength of the team. Shane did look improved. The run game did not - at all.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||I haven't watched again||
but it was my impression Malzone and to some extent Morris actually threw the ball away when the play wasn't there on a few occasions. Seems like an improvment on QB decision making there. Malzone at least was staring recievers down though.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Might be a change in NCAA rules||
Making it a requirement to hold spring practice before finals - you know .... for the convenience of the student-athletes.
|17 weeks 18 hours ago||Don't all the really good players||
go to those teams anyway, unless they have some childhood favorite they want to play for?
Maybe there should just be three requirements:
1) You can only offer 25 4 year scholarships a year (or 23 or whatever number gets you to 85 with normal attrition and 5th year extensions on average) - schools can apply for a waiver if there are unusually high attrition for reasons not associated with NCAA violations.
2) The STUDENT-Athletes have to take a minimum number of credit hours during the season, and a course load off season that allows them to graduate in 4 years, while maintaining above a minmum GPA
3) STUDENT-Athletes who are in the lower 25 percentile of the incoming Freshman class are not eligible to play until they pass a set of NCAA member prescribed and accredited prep-courses, or their Sophomore year, which ever comes first. They can practice. They get an extra semester of scholarship and course load requirements. (i.e., if they have to take prep-courses - they get an extended scholarship andand extension on the credit hour requirement.)
Stuff like money under the table (which needs to come above table to avoid point shaving / game fixing and other concerns), money for ads or autographs, faux summer jobs, loaner cars, tats, etc. - it doesn't matter because schools can only take so many players a year. (Let these guys make what they can because most will not make the League.)
Maintain but simplify recruiting rules, number of coaches, drug and PED testing, etc.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Hmmmm||
Looks more like Braden to me. These big giant white dudes with beards - they all look the same ...
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah - yay||
now we can go back to the tickets being bought up by donors with priority at face value, and resold to me on stub hub for higher prices, rather than the lower dynamic price UoM would have charged me.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||It amazes me||
how M-Live is able to take the two or three pressers, a few tweets, and a player interview or two, and tease those out to a few weeks' worth of click driving content. They take the bread, and feed out a trail of breadcrumbs to the masses.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Why do I get the feeling||
the defense is going to own the spring game again? Think it is going to be a low scoring spring game.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||Welp - the Compliance Department||
just got a call, and are pulling out the minor violation reporting forms and the NCAA Bylaws for Dummies book...
|17 weeks 5 days ago||He found what gets||
clicks and stuck to the persona - like Omarosa on the Apprentice - everyone has a character role to play that gets eyeballs to tune in.
|18 weeks 14 hours ago||I agree that the game day experience feels||
different now that you don't have bowl meets sky, and there is something less communal with the varied hierarchy in seating (not that a hierarchy between endzone and midfield didn't exist before). Seeing the towers as you walk up, and having them as a back stop when you first walk in does change the perception.
However - the towers and the score boards (even if misused) are very nicely done, being there at night is a whole different experience, and the stadium looks so much better from the outside. And despite loving the letters on top of the old box, the old box was hideous.
I think it had to be done, and it was done very, very well.
|18 weeks 18 hours ago||Or folks could just realize||
certain employers have established rules for employment beyond the laws of some states as a per-requisite for earning a lot of money, and those folks could just follow the rules like many others who'd like those jobs are.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||I have a circa 2007 Nike T shirt||
and it is bright yellow.
I think maize is in the eye of whatever is available at the Asian point of manufacture that week.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||waiting mgoblue.com video||
is the only thing I use Internet Explorer for.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||I am going to guess that nyquist||
is not paid millions of dollars based on an ability to shoot a basketball, and the occupation nyquist has does not allow for the focus on practicing basketball for hours a day.
While 90% may be high - you would think many college and professional players' free throw percentages would be higher than they are given the level of the game they are playing in, and the time they spend practicing.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||That and weather forecasters||
I just can't figure it out.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||I thought they are up||
somewhere in the public concourses already? Perhaps only on the club level?
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Everybody in line||
should give Gardner a hug.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||Morans!||
|19 weeks 2 days ago||I think people are grasping at straws||
on some of these comparisons. I seem to recall Rich Rod's and Hoke's first practices being immediately tougher and harder than the last regime. (OMG we run so much. OMG they didn't use sleds.)
I am guessing a good part of that is spin, and the rest is player stress - yes they actually try harder in a situation where they are not comfortable where they stand with the new coaches and the practice format emphasizes different points. I am also guessing the last mental reference point (i.e., in season practice versus say fall camp) makes a difference too.
At some point the honeymoon will wear off (remember Brady Hoke poops gold or eeeeeeee Barwis), and we'll be down some form of "married life", at which point the former girlfriends may have redeeming values that we miss.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Clearly somebody got the banhammer||
farther up. Though in my the-dog-woke-me-up-to-go-out-at-5am-and-I've-only-had-one-cup-of coffee frame of mind, it took me about 15 posts of people calling each other morons for no apparent reason to figure it out.
As for not making the NIT - sucks.
A big thanks to the team for grinding through this season. Clearly those guys gave every thing they had. Go Blue!
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Seems like every year||
since the Tate / Denard / Devin spring game someone says this, and every one of those years our offense struggled in the regular season.
So let's put a stop to this platitude shall we?
|20 weeks 14 hours ago||Max Zorin||
|20 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah - suffering from||
Lack - a - QB since Hennessy ripped his arm out of socket in 2007.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Program Manager||
Lifted Unlimited Rubicon
When I go into work I am quite fine driving to work muddy, park where I want with no fear, can create a space if needed
SAP consultant neighbor with the Aston can kiss my ass, I've pulled his FJ out of the mud twice. I get way more "like your Jeep" comments than I got "like your BMW" when I had a 535i.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||Georgetown insisted we were getting the same exact education||
In fact the diploma doesn't specify executive - just Magistratum in Negotio Administrando (the whole thing is in Latin). So I just have it as MBA in International Business on my resume. I do that because at the time Georgetown felt there were some EMBAs that were not the same as a MBA. (Interested if people think this is "Brian Williams-ing" it.)
I did a one week exec Marking class at Ross later too, and have a few friends who did the Duke Fuqua exec program. All were positive experiences. My advice, if there is a top 25 or so MBA school near you, you can get into the Exec program, and it is a full MBA - being local cuts back on the bills, gives you better access to campus, and saves you a few hours for all that time you'll need for studying.
One thing: the Ivy full time MBA types are still going to look down their noses at you. If it is the plum "leadership development rotation" corporate jobs or McKinsey-level consulting you are aiming for, then you'd better go for a top full time program.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||I did my EMBA at Georgetown||
At the time I was 8 years out of a BSE in NA&ME from Michigan working government consulting at Booz Allen. My goal was to stay at Booz and shift to the commercial side but I ended up taking a strategy job at Ericsson instead.
I did find what I was learning immediately applicable at work. I was promoted into a management role largely from my ability to provide a business focus in positioning our practice with our client. I also did a root cause analysis for the client that helped with significant schedule delay problems.
The jump to Ericsson was probably about a 30% increase, and I still think the degree gives me and edge as far as understanding the strategic big picture in every thing I do.
Net: I believe it paid off even while I was still in the program, and certainly the first 3 or 4 years after.
|21 weeks 1 day 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.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||Maybe make Bo's "dress"||
Maize or Blue ...
|21 weeks 3 days ago||Needs some work||
JH needs Khakis to make this google-safe
|21 weeks 5 days ago||Irregardless||
It is the name of a long standing cafe in Raliegh that specializes in vegetarian dishes, and live music.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||To be fair||
there are five OT eye glazers
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Do we really need another post||
on the same interview that was covered in several posts last week?
|22 weeks 2 days 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?
|22 weeks 2 days ago||Get you nautical terminology correct swabby||
that would be a head ye are referrin' to.
|22 weeks 2 days 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.
|22 weeks 2 days 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.)
|22 weeks 2 days ago||That lasts a day or two||
Then you get no smiles -- unless they totally think no one is looking -- until they come off.
|22 weeks 3 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).
|23 weeks 9 hours 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!
|23 weeks 16 hours ago||You are right||
"the Process" is not covered enough in Brian's editorial
|23 weeks 1 day ago||That's why||
the khakis are pleated
|24 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.
|25 weeks 20 hours ago||Is it dusty in here||
it seems to be dusty in here.
Great story, and sounds like a really great young man.
|25 weeks 2 days 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.
|25 weeks 2 days 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
|25 weeks 3 days ago||Well Barbasol was||
advertising to it's target Buckeye audience right?
|25 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
|25 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 ...
|26 weeks 4 hours 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.
|26 weeks 18 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.
|26 weeks 1 day 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.
|26 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? ....
|26 weeks 2 days ago||Read my post above||
I disagree. This is insignifcant, and sensationally blown way out of proportion.
|26 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.
|26 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 ...
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah||
Swim lanes man ...
|26 weeks 6 days ago||Tater's breaking into||
the bottle of maize 100 proof stuff again. But I like what he's thinking.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||Maybe the suit is hyperbolized||
by using the UNC case as the primary example. That said the UNC case is an extreme example of the reality that in many cases kids who are below the curve academically are brought in and given significant mandatory and voluntary sport expectations and are advised in some way to pursue degree paths with less rigor in order to stay academically elligible.
The NCAA at the very least allows this environment to exist.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||These kids did have academic advisors steering them||
into these classes when their GPAs dipped too low. I am guessing that is their angle.
That said, I completely agree with the athlete's do shoulder a most of the accountability - they knew what they were doing.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||This is like a coaching search in a way||
"Well, Michigan contacted my client about there coahing job. Where were we on negotiating that new contract?"
"Hello, 247 sports, please put out there that I have schedule a visit with Michigan"
"Honey, there is something for you at the front door ..."
|27 weeks 17 hours ago||Maybe I have a more cynical view of the world||
more in line with this ESPN Commentary: Sadly, cheating is nothing new
I forgot the America's Cup cheating scandal as well.
So, I guess to answer the original OP's question: I am sadly not outraged by common place cheating - especially for so petty an advantage if any. I don't even think this infraction is a big deal, and do think New England is being excessively singled out (albeit of their own making).
|27 weeks 18 hours ago||OK - so go and tell every||
offensive lineman to stop cheating - no more holding
and every defensive back to stop cheating - no more pass interference and defensive holding, etc.
Then there is no rubbin' in racin', fouling in basketball, etc.
The point: this is a whole lot to do about nothing - it is what happens every day in sport.
|27 weeks 20 hours ago||You forgot opportunity cost||
how much revenue are they losing from the rooms on that hallway while they do the repairs?
|27 weeks 1 day ago||So interfering with a receiver||
isn't breaking the rules?
If you listen to the Mike and Mike segment down on the page, it appears the balls were checked at half time and must've been re-inflated by the refs checking them.
So - DB interferes with receiver - which is a rule violation - and the ref doesn't flag it. Game goes on.
Balls get checked at half time, are found to be 2 lbs under - which is a rule violation - and the ref re-inflates the balls and sends them back out no in game "flag".
Both are rule violations done to get a slight advantage - what is the difference?
|27 weeks 1 day ago||The [SEC] Bag Man giveth||
Thus the Bag Man tooketh away?
|27 weeks 1 day ago||Isn't this technicaly META||
rather than OT.
Get it straight OP. IDB!
|27 weeks 1 day ago||I haven't read that they checked the Colts balls||
if they had any left after the game ...
|27 weeks 1 day ago||Like I already said||
here: Just before the half, the refs didn't call three pass interferences, defensive holds, etc, resulting in the Pats having to kick a field goal. The refs set, threw, exchanged, ect. the Pats footballs all day. They didn't question the inflation without prompting from the Colts, and apparently even then didn't intervene during the game.
What is so different between not calling an interference call that impacts the score of a game, and not calling illegal ball inflation during the progress of a game? Why would one be acceptable to question and fine afterward, and the other not?
Both were non-calls by referees during the game for intentional acts that were outside the rules.
Also: did they measure the Colts footballs too? What is the pressure loss expectation for a football during a professional game in inclement weather?
|27 weeks 1 day ago||My view is this||
Just before the half, the refs didn't call three pass interferences, defensive holds, etc, resulting in the Pats having to kick a field goal. The refs set, threw, exchanged, ect. the Pats footballs all day. They didn't question the inflation without prompting from the Colts, and apparently even then didn't intervene during the game.
What is so different between not calling an interference call that impacts the score of a game, and not calling illegal ball inflation during the progress of a game? Why would one be acceptable to question and fine afterward, and the other not? Both were non-calls by referees during the game for intentional acts that were outside the rules.
|27 weeks 1 day ago||How do we know their's weren't too?||
I read somewhere that Payton Manning does this - it's not just a Pats trick.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||The part about not worrying about the next job||
Do your current job to the best of your ability and the next job will come along. I think Jim followed that one to the letter - all through December.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||Do they sell those||
at Bivouac just in case? Would imagine a Northeasterner will have cold weather gear just the same.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||Nope||
BALLSGATE or BALLSGHAZI depending on your political affiliation - but since there were multiple deflated balls involved, the description must be plural.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||Or the NBA||
Or the NBA
|27 weeks 3 days ago||Except I apparently don't know||
what pass interference is anymore.
|28 weeks 3 days ago||Yes but||
can he give his son cream cheese with is bagel?
|28 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah - the poor kid was born in Columbus||
but dad made sure he was sporting the right colors lickety split.
Way to go dad - and more importantly mom. Congrats and Go Blue!
|29 weeks 18 hours ago||You forgot||
the Big Ten is good now.
|29 weeks 20 hours ago||Agreed the imbalance is concerning||
But on the other side of the coin, you get a really senior team for two years every four years which may be what is required to compete for a NC against the oversigning SEC, and JUCO gap filling Big 12.
That is a hypothesis FWIW and needs analysis.
|29 weeks 1 day ago||No, no - according to the national||
pundits, Harbaugh has a total rebuilding exercise to undertake ... Michigan really sucked the last two years, so it must be true still, and thus Harbaugh has to start all over (so says the talking heads).
|29 weeks 2 days ago||no - bad luck||
especially if this is news broken by football scoop
|29 weeks 2 days ago||Did the students always sing "yooouuu suuuuck"||
all through the song, or did they start that when the band tried to play over "YOU SUCK!" at the end?
While I agree, it appears stupid or arrogant a lot of the time, the whole signing of "yooouuu suuuuck" is pretty funny / appears fun for the students.
Did this stem out of Yost?
|29 weeks 2 days ago||Maybe he was thinking about||
Spartan or Ohio Stadium ...
Then again in all seriousness - being in a very large crowd = being in a very large target. Especially if you've had any kind of security experience, how can you not think of the risk you are taking entering a large crowd environment and have the exact concern expressed?
|29 weeks 2 days ago||The funny thing is||
that kid totally disappeared from the radar locally as a D1 potential to watch.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||This is why||
the golden toilet is important. He's way down the hall in the men's room.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||I believe we had||
an OP posting several diary entries critical of conditioning under Wellman leading to a lack of flexibility and injuries.
|29 weeks 6 days ago||or two places||
if anything yesterday shows that conference champions deserve the shot.
|30 weeks 2 days ago||So Oakland is like||
Indy Car racing for the F1 circuit - where you go for your final driving years before retirement?
|30 weeks 2 days ago||He extremely competitive||
And thus wants to win the top game in his game: the Superbowl.
That said - his heart seems so back at Michigan. He's a dyed in the wool Bo deciple.
|30 weeks 4 days ago||At this stage||
He would piss a lot of people off, including former assistants and most all of the Michigan insiders. Elephant like people who have long never-forgetting memories and already prostrated themselves by "forgiving and forgetting" Harbaugh's prior criticism and openly supporting Jim as the next coach.
If he changes his mind now, there is no coming back - he'll be a black sheep like Miles or worse for the rest of his career.
I believe this thing has been somewhat orchestrated for a while by Jack. Even the Hoke and Mattison hires were Harbaugh aided to rebuild the recruiting classes in the event that at some point in the future John or Jim wished to step in when Hoke was finished. (i.e., he didn't come last time because he wisely thought he could be successful faster with the 49ers given our self inflicted recruiting holes.)
I think that time line moved up on them: they expected Hoke to turn the corner and be successful longer - gave him space and air cover. That didn't happen so the time is now.
Very unlikely Michigan would extend their necks so far unless this a commitment of honor. Everyone else say otherwise are media trolling for clicks. (Remain calm and stop feeding the trolls ...)
|30 weeks 4 days ago||Same||
here in NC.
|30 weeks 4 days ago||I saw my Buckeye neighbor yesterday||
He is excited if Harbaugh signs and shows up in Ann Arbor. He wants to go bar to the competitive war, and figures it will be good for the Big Ten.
So depends if you listen to the truck driver variety or actual Buckeye alumni maybe?
|30 weeks 5 days ago||Bartender||
I'll have what he's having!
|30 weeks 6 days ago||See that's the thing||
the big question about Hoke is whether he can motivate 4 and 5 star guys to their fullest potential. His good guy routine works well for teaching and supporting development of Mac or Mountain West talent over a 3 to 4 year curve.
So how does that work in the NFL. Maybe - given the resistance to Jim Harbaugh motivation - "good guy" works with NFL talent. Maybe - given the failure at Michigan - it doesn't.
|30 weeks 6 days ago||What amazes me is how the NFL homers totally overlook||
what Michigan means to people who went to Michigan, and especially to guys who played for Michigan. His heart is in the NFL .... bull shit!
Yeah, he wants a Superbowl ring, but how much does he want to run through the tunnel, touch the banner, and beat Ohio State again?
Also, they seem to equate any NFL job with a higher stature than even the top college jobs. Nick Saban begs to differ.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah, the NFL big brother police||
forced him to say that ...
|31 weeks 1 day ago||I need to turn off the WD twitter notification plan||
And stop checking mgoblog and worry about this after Christmas.
|31 weeks 2 days ago||Sure||
I'll bet there'll be a lot of "how are you today coach", I am doing great and you, coach" water cooler discussions.
|31 weeks 4 days ago||So Harbaugh is going||
to interview the existing staff for positions via video conferencing - interesting ...
or is he addressing the team?
[I just totally made that up FWIW.]
|31 weeks 4 days ago||Hmm - this opinion piece||
seems to be written rationally. I hadn't considered this may be his last chance / he doesn't want to be like Les Miles...
|31 weeks 4 days ago||Maybe it is a false impression||
But don't most of Saban's oversigning cuts get a continued scholarship of some type (unless it is a greyshirt offer)?
To me, if a guy hasn't worked out to where he's competitive, that is a fair deal.
|31 weeks 4 days ago||I think Michigan doesn't||
take Jucos but once in a blue moon because of transfer credit issues.
That said Jucos are a an important part of the educational infrastructure for a number of reasons and someone transferring in should be respected.
Interestingly, with all the state budget cuts for education down here, NC State sent a letter to alums with college bound seniors saying they were going to start being more selective for incoming freshman classes, and accept more transfers from 2+2 programs at UNC Wilmington or Wake Tech CC, etc.
I don't see many comments disparaging that route. Most complaints I've seen in the past were about Michigan admissions making this almost impossible for football player transfers thus making our playing field tilt a little against us.
|31 weeks 5 days ago||Yep - the OSU fans||
I know are the same way - want it to be a competitive rivalry. They are all alums though - maybe a difference there.
|31 weeks 5 days ago||My neighbors who are||
B1G grads from various schools all at least are happy to see we are going after him the way we should THIS TIME ...
The last two processes were such an embarrassment - even when the first one landed a hot name coach.
|31 weeks 5 days ago||Now see, if I was an egomaniac||
I could work for egomaniacs. This is why Jimmy should come home.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||It's alright dad||
You did it! You have successfully launched your kid into the world and it is an awesome feeling.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||It's been a while since I switched companies||
But last time I did you could sign in a way that allowed for two weeks notice on one side, and a declared 1st day of work in the future on the other.
It is true that he cannot do that with an NFL team unless released from his contract by San Fran or San Fran is compensated for the remaining contract. But my understanding is an NFL contact number of years is a commitment at the NFL level. A college contract is a separate thing (a college does not have to pay the buyout for Jims final year for example).
So we'll see I guess. Our best two guts (Sam's and Brian's) are still queasy but hopeful, so that's where mine remains.
|32 weeks 10 hours ago||I don't think he's saying "shit"||
in that picture - that is definitely a "fu" mouth formation
|32 weeks 21 hours ago||No buyout if he signs w Michigan||
So now that the papers have been alledgedly delivered for his review, he can sign at anytime. They can even structure it so he can sign starting Jan 1st unless the Nines fire him earlier, etc.
And if he signs the can(attempt to) delay the official announcement until the 29th.
|32 weeks 1 day ago||Nice job||
couldn't have said it better.
These kids have four years to state their case for the NFL. Going into an unknown is a huge risk. Rather than telling them to fuck off, perhaps asking them to reconsider is the wiser, more understanding course.
|32 weeks 1 day ago||Eh - I think you're overblowing||
if true, we offered Harbaugh for realz top dollars for NFL and College coaches. If he turns down the offer, the entire fan base can comfortably be done with him, and A list coaches thinking about being plan B know we ain't kidding this time.
This is a brash, no fucking around, move. And now that it is out there, Harbaugh has to publicly declare sooner or later. The leak may have been intentional to force some hands to be shown.
I like Hacket's game.
|32 weeks 1 day ago||Was wondering how NFL contracts affect this||
From what I have read on the 29th there are several scenarios:
1) JH quits (and owes the Niners buy out money?)
2) Another NFL team offers JH, JH accepts, and they compensate the Niners with buy out money, and a trade (Jon Gruden precedent).
3) Another NFL team(s) offer JH and he declines, in which case:
a) the Niners retain him as head coach for his final contract year - or -
b) they fire him and owe him the final year of his contract
4) JH takes the Michigan job (for which he does not owe a buy out?)
Do I have these right???
You're Jim Harbaugh - what do you do? You wait, check the NFL options, and either do 2 or 3 a or b + 4 having leveraged 2 to get the most out of Michigan. (Who in their right mind would want to coach the Jets, Browns, Phins or Raiders? Chicago I can see.)
At some point on the 29th Harbaugh and the Niner's owners will be playing high stakes poker and bluffs will be called.
|32 weeks 1 day ago||Why would the marketing guy||
be in the inner circle of a confidential coaching hire, and have that information to leak?
The only reason to loop him in, is if you have a signed deal and he needs to spin the announcement .... IT'S HAPPENING!!!!
|32 weeks 1 day ago||No, no, no||
His office is where the golden toilet will go.
|32 weeks 1 day ago||I don't||
what a stupid time to stick your head up out of the foxhole and say something as callous as he did. It's like he was asking for a package. (Which maybe he was.)
|32 weeks 1 day ago||Total control in the NFL||
Ah ha ha ha ...
|32 weeks 1 day ago||We spent every year||
But the "growing years" hoping we'd get past ND with a win. The ND game determined if we were on track for a run at the National Championship because pre-BCS you had to go undefeated.
If we made it into the conference season undefeated then there was upstart Big Ten team that year leading to The Game, which was the ticket to the Rose Bowl.
The tension was don't lose a game, and after that get to the Rose Bowl. It was still a tragic tension but the first loss took you out of an NC run - it didn't lead you to assume a disaster of season was about to unfold. (Even when Jimmy broke his arm.)
And so, we were bummed if we lost early or to the upstart team, but had or steam back for OSU. S party was a side show.
That was '83 - '87.
|32 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah - a little sharpie action||
and he is good to go!
|32 weeks 2 days ago||I agree with you||
And I think it's been Harbaugh for quite a while - maybe even before Brandon exited, at least as far back as Sam's initial Wheatley slip and everyone including Lloyd Carr saying they think Harbaugh is the guy.
Everyone is acting weird with slips around the edges because the inner circle thinks it's right that Harbaugh finish his season first and at the same time are greasing the skids for a smoother start.
Something happened in SFO before the Seattle game in SFO to cause the players to half ass it in the game and all the dysfunction to spill out onto twitter afterwards, and then it went silent and amiable again yesterday. I think the deal was penned in Seattle. (Any Kalitta charters coming back from Seattle? Even connecting somewhere else?)
All of this is e-pionion sure, but we outer circle have to let the chess match play out here.