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|6 hours 16 min ago||I thought the female dinosaur laid an egg||
and then the male dinosaur fertilized the egg.
Did they recently discover something different?
|1 day 11 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.
|1 day 17 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?
|3 days 13 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.
|4 days 16 hours ago||Yeah||
how could anyone forget GERG and his beaver
|4 days 20 hours 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.
|5 days 11 hours 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.
|5 days 12 hours 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.
|5 days 16 hours 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.
|6 days 18 hours 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 1 day 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 1 day 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 1 day 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 1 day ago||Them or||
|1 week 2 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 2 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.
|1 week 3 days 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.
|1 week 4 days 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.
|1 week 4 days ago||There are two players||
who lead Clark in tackles this season.
|1 week 4 days ago||We all know what he is saying||
and you are trying to gloss it over.
|1 week 4 days ago||I agree Harbaugh is unlikely||
However neither of our opinions mean anything until Harbaughs agent is contacted with a whispered proposed offer
|1 week 4 days 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.
|1 week 4 days 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.
|1 week 5 days ago||Where's the voting||
dongfumble has to take the cake.
|1 week 5 days ago||I think you could throw in||
staff change out as a reason to believe things could get better.
|1 week 5 days ago||Oh - it was even more nonsensical||
Marcus Ray thinks Michigan should keep Hoke to preserve the recruiting class. If Hoke doesn't turn the corner next year, then go after Harbaugh or Butch Jones and deal with the recruiting fall out then.
Our projected recruiting class this year is what 15? And the damage is already rampant. Add to that it seems Harbaugh may be in a poach-able state now.
So if we followed Marcus' logic: this year's class is weakened, we hold onto Hoke, Harbaugh gets a job somewhere else for sure, and if Hoke doesn't work out next year's larger class is a disaster too.
If we follow that route: waiting until 2015 ensures whoever is hired is facing the same exact dip down the road Rodriguez and Hoke faced - a recipe for continued suck.
There was also the bizarre comment that he didn't think spread was a good idea, but he thought Harbaugh - a pro-style coach - would get us competing for B1G championships, but not into the playoffs, however Butch Jones - a spread coach - would get us to the playoffs.
I really think the Hoke supporters are weaving the BS as fast as they can to try to buy one more year.
|1 week 5 days ago||It's like Ryan and Clark watched film all week||
and everyone else - not so much. Was it exam week or something?
|1 week 6 days ago||I think those people||
are getting their just dessert this year. I also suspect this next time around those people are being told to shut up and sit down.
|1 week 6 days ago||We could finally see||
the offense we've dreamed of and the defense in one game - both on the field at the same time.
|1 week 6 days ago||It's quite simple really||
we don't have a QB coach, and haven't since Rod Smith left (who himself developed a different skill set of QB).
When you have a QB coach, the QB coach can coach up the QBs on the side lines in games while the OC is in the booth, and the QB coach can coach up the QBs during practice, while the OC works on the overall strategy and tactics across the offensive players.
Our quarterbacks don't get dedicated coaching and counselling - this is why they haven't developed quickly enough (said particularly int he light of three OC changes).