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|1 day 15 hours ago||Power 5||
How will recruiting be different for these guys in a Power 5 world, unless the Power 5 decide to allow more than 85 scholarships? I'm not getting how the Power 5 offering more benefits, impacts the non-Power 5 in football - the same number of recruits not signed with Power 5 schools will be available.
I think Power 5 impacts basketball more - same number of recruits limits yeah, but now there are many non-Power 5 basketball powerhouses that a top recruit would consider over a Power 5 school - that equation may change.
|1 day 21 hours ago||I'm old and I feel the same way||
I appreciate the respect from the past but this game hasn't been what it was since 2006 and it is us (Michigan) who are stinking up the place including the Big Ten.
Saturday is going to be like going in for a colonoscopy or a root canal. No joy in a coming epic clash.
|2 days 7 hours ago||whatever||
just whatever ...
|2 days 13 hours ago||I think the butterfly we are looking for||
is Rodriguez firing all of Lloyd's staff - might be before that - but the division started then. Which led to practice-gate, which led to Brandon's hiring, which led to Rodriguez's firing, which led to a sub .500 Michigan-man who's staff down to the water boy breathed defense, and so on.
It doesn't matter though - what matters is what is done about it, and how the players and stakeholders around them respond.
|2 days 16 hours ago||I confess - I am a corporate spreadsheet type||
but in our defense - we tend to tell our leadership the truth of the analysis, and then our leadership just goes and does what they want anyway. The other scenario is, when we get yelled at enough for telling them the truth - then we just shut up and let them believe what they want to believe. Oh wait - then the is the scenario where the yes men (and women) around the leadership find a wait to discredit the spreadsheet in support of whatever the leader believes.
Yes men (and women) get promoted and big raises. Spreadsheet jocks - not so much.
Net: I don't think the spreadsheet types are the problem here: all of this smacks of "this is what the Miami Dolphins do for a wow fan experience, so should we". (Check the link - a wow fan experience is something they pursue in Miami.)
|3 days 15 hours ago||I like the added info||
that the board expects stability for several years after a coaching hire. Thanks for posting.
|4 days 7 hours ago||I thought the female dinosaur laid an egg||
and then the male dinosaur fertilized the egg.
Did they recently discover something different?
|5 days 12 hours ago||They totally should||
run with this. It has a chance of having legs much longer than the freedom trophy. Imagine how dodgy it will look in 50 years - perfect.
|5 days 18 hours ago||I have thought about the Dan Mullen / Les Miles thing||
Wasn't the bag man article supposedly about Mississippi State recruiting (or was it Ole' Miss), and haven't some of their recruits posted the cash flash pictures? Les Miles is just as guity of oversigning and last minute greyshirting.
The thing is, the SEC operates on a different lens - oversigning is ok and above board - an accepted practice. These kids know if they sign with an SEC school, that is the risk they take (or they should). They still sign with SEC schools knowing the risk because they think it is their best change to get to the NFL. As a 3 star QB, you probably should have a backup plan - even if the bag man pays you not to.
As for the bag man part of it - not sure how connected it is to the coaching staff, or if it happens organically.
Anwway, any coach or assistant you pull from the SEC will have been a part of this different lens - they had to, to compete.
So I guess the question I would have, is can that coach accept the Big Ten / Michigan lens, and operate competitively within in?
|1 week 14 hours ago||Is that only for single MGoBlog users||
that hit 1000 points, or in-state users? That didn't happend back when I hit 1000 points.
|1 week 1 day ago||Yeah||
how could anyone forget GERG and his beaver
|1 week 1 day ago||I respectfully disagree||
while there may be the stereotypical drunken man who comes home and beats a woman, what I have read about or seen more often is a couple in a heated argument where the woman starts the physical violence and the man cracks. In our popular culture, a woman hitting a man upside the head with a frying pan is funny / he probably deserves it / it gets his attention. The problem is in the real world he could instinctively respond in defense and that response is likely going to be more signifincant - especially if he is a college or professional athlete - especially if they come from a background where instinctive defense is an everyday necessity. Both Ray Rice and this case are such cases.
They shouldn't happen, and they do, and it is sad.
|1 week 2 days ago||I can think of a few||
Forcier, and one other - who left due to real grade problems, and a few Carr and Rodriguez recruits who never were accepted to the University (which don't count - Dorsey the big name there), but for the most part I think the graduation and APR issue under Rodriguez was early departures to to coaching change related turnover. (e.g., Mallet, Arrington, Manningham, and Mr. Plow all counted against Rodriguez's APR even though they left early for Football issues, not grade issues).
This is where Hoke's 69 of 69 confuses me - he had some early departures as well didn't he? I know not nearly as many, which is why the APRs have climbed back up, but are we counting different stats? Certainly some players who would have been Seniors left Michigan before graduating.
|1 week 2 days ago||This makes no sense||
direclty - no. Hoke has handled this exactly the way he should have. Clark is dismissed.
indirectly - maybe. Frank was a defensive star starter who now needs to be replaced for the last two games of which one has to be won to be bowl eligible. It depends on how critical Frank was, and whether you believe an Ohio State miracle was possible, and enough to save Hoke's job. Those odds are lower now without Frank.
In Hoke's defense here, he has lowered his odds before, suspending Floyd and Hagerup for the Outback Bowl (which we lost by 5), dismissing Stonum, and suspending Toussant.
If he is fired - this isn't the last straw.
|1 week 2 days ago||I think given the timing||
the end of Clark's senior season - there is no opportunity for a extended suspension while the legal system processes - so in this case it is a dismissal.
And the decision is the right decision.
|1 week 3 days ago||He stole a laptop||
Sure, after he was found with it, but it was returned, and he paid the owner an amount equal to the value of the laptop.
Not OK sure, but not the end of the world either - and (according to Angelique) he appeared to have learned his lesson until now.
|1 week 5 days ago||I bought one of those rotorooter||
chimney sweeper dealies for dryer vents from Walmart. It works pretty well, but my dryer is on the second floor and I got covered in ash like dust standing on a ladder rotorooting out the vent. Suggestion, wear a hat, goggles and dust mask (or bandana).
The Committee won't let you back in the house until you've added your clothes to the random piles in the garage ...
|1 week 5 days ago||Do an Earle Bruce firing||
Fired effective the day after the bowl game / starting the coaching search now.
The hire the new coach in a way that they can put a recruiting staff in Ann Arbor while finishing out their existing season. (If their current employer chooses to let them go ASAP - a la Bo - then we at least tried to do this with integrity.)
|1 week 5 days ago||Yes - this us what I figure as well||
Sort of like Congrssional oversight: come into town for the beginning of basketball season. Hang out and eat a bunch of catered food while "reviewing" the work UNC's independent review team already did. Talk to a few people (not the people involved who were fired already).
Then announce a probation with annual follow-up reviews around the time Duke and UNC play at UNC.
Either that or UNC Pembroke loses their accreditation.
|1 week 5 days ago||Them or||
|1 week 6 days ago||I think your last paragraph||
is a nicely put addendum to Brian's post.
I also think, even if a player chooses to get a degree in Football, there should still be core University requirements as well.
I suspect Art or Dance are similar examples to Music as well.
|1 week 6 days ago||Uh - last I checked Hoke is in the top 10||
for coaching pay. So correcting your statement, we have a "steady hand that is not a big-name ... football coach" that is big-money.
|2 weeks 14 hours ago||I am assuming the||
monitoring classes for more than 20% athletes comment that Schlissel made was directly related to the Independent Studies scandal.
I also recall a story about a list of easy classes being provided to athletes at Stanford.
This is where I agree with Schlissel, and think that the NCAA needs to own UNC as an example of a broader problem that requires broader policy changes.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||If this is the case||
I predict we lose two recruiting classes (meaning the number and level of recruits are lower than they should have been) much like the last two classes of Rodriguez's time here, and a number of season ticket holders.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||There are two players||
who lead Clark in tackles this season.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||We all know what he is saying||
and you are trying to gloss it over.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I agree Harbaugh is unlikely||
However neither of our opinions mean anything until Harbaughs agent is contacted with a whispered proposed offer
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Anyone else wonder if||
when they practice well, our high ranked defense is beating the snot out of our low ranked offense, further traumatizing our QBs (think how Simian felt last Saturday night 4 days a week), demoralizing our receivers, and confounding our RBs? I mean since the defense was killing our offense - in Brady ' s mind they worked hard in practice. Meanwhile morale on the opposite side is exasperated.
This is kind of how it looks in games. The O-line and in spurts the RBs seem to be the only ones with their heads on straight.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||We suck||
and there are less time slots at noon to back channel unwatchable football games to.
FWIW Dave Brandon said he preferred noon games, and probably tried to get noon starts - but the $dollahs$ drive the time.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Where's the voting||
dongfumble has to take the cake.