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|3 hours 9 min ago||I graduated in 1987||
and I am not sure what a radio is, or at the very least what it is used for anymore other than to listen to fools talk, and ads.
|3 hours 18 min ago||Need MOAR||
|1 day 11 min ago||I was thinking about this today||
Exactly which minor league has major TV revenue contracts and can charge $95+ a seat per game?
Do TV contract dollars rise and fall as specific athletes come and go?
Name the top 100 minor league baseball players quickly .... the top CFL or Arena League players ...
It sure seems to me that the brand value of Michigan Football (though very tarnished lately) and Big Ten football drive a lot of the revenue that the athletes believe they drive. If there was a minor league football option, do we think the BTN contract would be measurably smaller? Crowd sizes at Michigan Stadium, etc.?
I am thinking most of the student athletes are getting more value from college football (TV exposure, name recognition, etc.) than we are accounting for.
I agree with doing the right sorts of things; Olympic model, non-revenue agreements with agents, endorsement revenue, ltd/workmans comp, 4 year guaranteed scholarships, better living expenses, summer jobs, etc.
I don't agree with direct employment.
|1 day 8 hours ago||Don't forget||
the win-loss record of the coach
and the trajectory of the win-loss record
while we're at it the age of the existing team as it relates to opportunity for playing time. and the effectiveness of the team on your side of the ball
|1 day 8 hours ago||I don't think he is toast at 9 wins||
but I agree with the rest of your statement.
|1 day 8 hours ago||Not me||
I'll take either Harbaugh, and integrity.
I said it when we fired Rich - we need a name brand head coach whose recruits and players believe they are on the path to championships. The parochial non-name brand hire of Brady Hoke was an underwhelming gamble. It looked like it would pay out in 2011 ... down hill from there.
If they don't win in convincing enough fashion this year, I think next year is at risk and the hire is probably a loss. If they win convincingly enough this year (maybe back to 2012 level or a little better), then they have a chance of entering 2015 with positive momentum and a heavy upperclassmen team.
It is possible they can convert Brady Hoke into a name brand coach who exudes reason to believe. It doesn't look likely right now. We'll see.
As I said above: 2015 and 2016 are the years when the heavy recruiting classes should bear competitive fruit.
|1 day 8 hours ago||Scholarship Limits||
Link reductions were made from 105 in 1978 (95) and again in 1992 which brought the limit to its present number of 85. The shift to 95 essentially drove Bo to a four year cycle - two progressive rebuilding years, a solid year and then the year. (Or at least this is how we felt in the 80's.) He was either caught by the change or intentionally stacked one or two consecutive recruiting classes. The shift to 85 just made it worse.
Interestingly along the way, some teams figured out how to stack the decks (tats and Dodge Challengers, apartments in LA, bag men, agent trips to Miami, oversigning, etc.). Those teams are the ones who have avoid the cycle of several 3-4 loss years with the occasional championship run.
Looking at our roster, this is should be the second rebuilding year or the solid year.
|1 day 20 hours ago||We're also missing||
Mr. Smith ... and he can block!
|2 days 50 min ago||Yeah, the guys at Wisconsin||
didn't take it very kindly when Russel Wilson transferred in. The addition of a seasoned player at a position of need caused real chemistry issues. /s
The bottom line is, Hoke's O Line recruits have to pick themselves up off the deck and show us what they can do. The entire program is literally on their shoulders, and they have to prove themselves as a unit.
|2 days 58 min ago||OK - so we're in the ball park||
I concede that it is probably in our best interest to hold on any Hoke decisions for the next two seasons. This for stability and player maturity reasons.
That said, with OSU and MSU at home in 2015 - we'd better have fully turned the corner ...
Meanwhile - this sucks, painfully ...
|2 days 1 hour ago||Yeah||
as we saw with Rodriguez, that gets you through the first six games
|2 days 9 hours ago||The Adidas contract||
and white jersey woth piping design were all chosen by Carr. RR was blamed for changing everything - but this one was a Carr decision.
|3 days 4 hours ago||You forgot Molk||
but yeah ... miss those guys.
|5 days 23 hours ago||Ahhhhh - got it||
Pollen must be killing my sarcasm sensor today.
|6 days 26 sec ago||Was their O-Line of drinking age?||
I need to go back and look ...
|6 days 2 hours ago||As a point of comparison||
at Clemson they are free.
|6 days 2 hours ago||Me too||
I think this season is the perfect storm of last season blues, and unattractive home slate. Last year they opened up season ticket sales to people not on the PSD waiting list. This means to me they had cleared throught the PSD waiting list last summer.
I am guessing stubhub prices will be well below dynamic pricing base price this year, and they will not sell as many season tickets as they had previously.
Dave Brandon lost in the East - West realignment. Of course it is partially his fault for scheduling App State, but the movement of MSU to away in the same year as ND away and OSU away has strangled the golden goose.
|6 days 2 hours ago||I am guessing||
there are some planning on buying tickets only to specific games because the slate sucks so badly.
|1 week 50 min ago||My view||
is if a non-revenue sport athelete: woman or shit, can get endorsement revenue, etc. as well, more power to them.
That said, the Olympic model does kind of help with the Title IX problem when it comes to paying revenue sport players.
|1 week 1 hour ago||Would be interesting to know the revenue||
of the minor league teams in comparison. I haven't seen a Durham Bulls vs Tidewater Tides game as a featured broadcast on ABC or ESPN either, much less the playoffs.
|1 week 1 hour ago||Right||
While I agree having Molk at center with 28 starts at the beginning fo 2011 was a big deal leadership wise, Huyge was a 5th year senior, and Omameh was a RS Junior, and the entire line had significant playing time (Schofield was the only 1st time starter).
Mark Huyge 6-6 302 RS SR Started 17 games, played in 26
|1 week 1 day ago||Calm dude||
I feel your pain too. All this suffering has to end sometime. At some point we have paid our penance for our arrogance past ...
|1 week 1 day ago||That's a good point||
You can practice a lot of route running and pass defending in voluntary summer 7 on 7s. Spring Game was the last chance for live contact blocking and tackling.
|1 week 1 day ago||My understanding||
is Borges is the evil genius who outsmarts himself by creating play complexity that hinders execution - especially with inexperienced players
Nuss is supposed to have a focused set of plays with various options for the QB to choose from. Execution for the linemen is easier as they focus on the execution details of fewer formations. (Bo with a yardstick anyone?) Reliance is on an experienced decisionmaker at QB reading the defense as it lines up against the offensive shifts.
Thus to get to middling offense effectivity our 5th yr QB is the key.
|1 week 1 day ago||I seem to recall||
living off campus Junior and Senior year, and spending less on food and housing than the room and board they charged for the dorms. That said I wasn't eating 6000 calories a day - nor mostly lean protein - while training.
I suspect it is a combination of money management issues, and the food bill associated with training nutrition requirements.
Either way, chalk one win up for the athletes.
The other interesting tidbit: I was visting Clemson with my son last week. The athletes' dorms there are apartments. Granted Clemson is in the middle of nowhere - a one street downtown - but I imagine more of their athletes live in campus housing on the all-u-can-eat meal plan then most schools.
Student football tickets were free and every student was guranteed a seat, but you had to sign up for them each week. I am assuming their student section expands and contracts based on opponent quality, projected weather, and exam time week to week.
|1 week 1 day ago||^This^||
Makes me smile ... Kovacs is forever a walkon at heart.
Bo must be smiling as well. There is a page or two in Bo's Lasting Lessons on feeding the walk ons at the training table with the rest of the team in spite of the NCAA.
|1 week 2 days ago||In 2007 we had a bunch of guys||
who really never played.
My point is, in 2014 we will have guys that have been here for 3 fall camps and have played a whole season. They don't have two NFL tackles to lean on. It's all on them. They went through the fire that was last year, and should have enough to prove that their summer is focused and dedicated.
|1 week 2 days ago||We could see a middling year or better||
Player / Year / Fall Camps / Spring Camps / Bowl Pracitices
These guys are the most likely starters. They all had playing time last season. Most will have been through 3 summer conditionings and 3 fall camps under Funk and Hoke. Then there is the average 2 extra bowl practices and the spring practices.
If Chad Lindsay arrives - so much the better.
I don't see youth as an excuse in this mix anymore. Last year, yes. This year, they either become effective linemen (with a few stars) or they are under performing their potential for some reason other than youth.
|1 week 2 days ago||It was amazing how close||
we were to losing to Akron and UConn too.
|1 week 3 days ago||Actually, everyone on here should read the CSG report||
Not just the juicy headlines.
It covers the change in the policy from 2009 to 2011 to 2013, and how it went from a Sexual Assault policy to a Sexual Misconduct policy, and the changes made, and the specific input CSG gave on the 2011 policy that was not incorporated into the 2013 policy - including clarification around the definition of consent, the uncertainty regarding due process in sexual misconduct cases, and the uncertainty regarding whether students could retain a lawyer throughout the resolution process. Then they were unable to clarify whether Gibbons was expelled for violation by the old definition of consent in place in 2009 (which did not include specific language about knowing someone was impaired) or the new one.
Of course no where is this mentioned in the M-Live article.
So, based on the police report and at least the current policy, it appears what happened warranted Gibbons' expulsion. However, we have to keep in mind he was not tried with full rights, and convicted in a court of law.
Basically it comes down to the University applied an interpreted guidance from the government established at least two years after the incident. They can process a student out. That student doesn't have the same rights as they do in a court of law. And even if they never are convicted, much less tried in a court of law, the only protection that student gets in exchange is it is not made public why they are no longer enrolled at Michigan (which obviously has not happened in this case).
That is the pre-brief for any pending Section 1 fisking.