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|34 weeks 1 day ago||Don't think you want to||
Don't think you want to disparage degrees at non-FBS schools. You think Kentucky has a better Marine Biology program than Cal Poly or Portland State? That Oklahoma has better advanced finance or political science studies that William & Mary or Univ of Delaware? That the optometry degree at Northeastern State in OK is less than at Georgia, (pssst. UGa doesn't even have one!)
Let's not get painting with too wide a brush here or putting on the rose coloured specs. This transfer (as will ALL but a very minute minority) is all about giving the kid a shot at a higher level of football and maybe improving his potential in the NFL draft. (or in reverse or same level school a shot at potentially increased time as a starter for someone that has been passed over.)There is nothing wrong with that and I hope it works out for the kid and it opens more doors for him. The grad transfer rule is good and allows new opportunities for the kids. Sure truth be told most of FCS schools will lose some of the best to FBS schools; while FBS will lose kids that didn't develop as expected, were buried, or had other "problems" to FCS. However not much can be done about that without hurting the potential benefit for the kids. (I believe I remember reading Adams was very mildly pursued out of HS with just 2 offers to FCS schools.)
I agree with the OP that it does smack of hypocrisy, because he wouldn't care a lick if his AD thought "we put in all this time training you and you left to seek a more prestigious coaching job"
|35 weeks 6 days ago||Done for campus safety||
Am in the Bay area and this is getting much play on local news and media over the last several days. The point they are stressing is not his innocence or guilt (though yes, he was stopped in act by two bikers on campus that heard him in bushes), rather the U is focusing on the safety of female students/employees for his dismissal.
|39 weeks 2 days ago||Naw, Oakland's not cool its||
Naw, Oakland's not cool its downright COLD on a whim even in summer, just like SF per Mark Twain. And outside the city center it is one sprawling warehouse district. No flavour to the communities like on east coast, midwest or south
|39 weeks 2 days ago||Alameda better||
Actualy of the two, Id take Alameda. Have done a nice job utilizing the area from the old base with interesting housing, shops and eateries. :P
|2 years 11 weeks ago||house is on postage-stamp sized property||
Yes, lived in Beaufort, SC, and The Big Chill was filmed there, (partly because it is Tom Berenger’s hometown). The house; which was depicted as being on this massive plantation-sized piece of property large enough for a football game, is actually located on a corner in a residential area, surrounded by a swamp on other two sides and butts up to the road with iron fence on two sides. Amazed me how the cropped everything out for the movie.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Nah, keep it. It's perfect,||
Nah, keep it. It's perfect, kind of a retro-70/80's thing.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Take that back, Blackshoe!||
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Know what... I just don't||
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Isn't that TD #33, right in||
Isn't that TD #33, right in front of Lytle? Great Pic!
|2 years 13 weeks ago||It would suck if we lost Jordan||
It would suck if we lost Jordan now. Yes, it would be a strong pull for them. Many 'M' big men have stated what a strong pull Jordan was to them.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||Um, sounds much tamer than||
Um, sounds much tamer than the version I heard… /s
|2 years 14 weeks ago||No UM offer?||
I know we were in pursuit of this kid last year. Didn’t we offer?
|2 years 14 weeks ago||Strong QB pack for next NFL draft||
True. On the other hand it should be a strong year for QB’s next year (Manziel, Miller, Boyd, McCarron, Lynch and Bridgewater). Draft stock would probably increase the following year.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||Truthfully though, there was||
Truthfully though, there was that guy with somewhat UofM ties that actually was in the front office of one of Detroit’s sport teams, the Tigers I think, some guy named Bo-something. /s
|2 years 14 weeks ago||UofM – Ole Miss in Chicago||
With all the recent attention and recruiting issues from the state, I think a UofM – Mississippi game in Chicago would be just the ticket in a year or two.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Cell phone use = Irate passengers||
Am not an electronics guy, but friends in the airline industry inform me that near or current technology will allow cell phones to safely be used on aircraft in near future PHYSICALLY. There have even been initial discussion between the fed and airlines towards the ban removal. HOWEVER, the current sticky point is not safety but rather customer service issues the airlines would have dealing with 20, 40, plus passengers all engrossed in their phone conversations surrounded by others within a limited, confined aircraft cabin. Imagine sitting within a gaggle of teens all discussing their latest relationship issues while trying to wind down on a coast-coast flight; or someone so engrossed dropping F-bombs constantly near your kids.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Yea, I hope Ace wasn’t busy today;||
Yea, I hope Ace wasn’t busy today; because he sure is now. 1 down and 2 hellos to go. haha
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Also a muscled pyramid laborer||
Also a muscled pyramid laborer.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Gee, wonder why, Wolv, just a quick jaunt down I-5.||
Gee, wonder why, Wolv, just a quick jaunt down I-5. /s
Personally, I’d like it better than the Kraft Bowl. Football in December/January can get windy, wet and cold up here. Although when it moves to Santa Clara it should be warmer, but less to do than San Francisco.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Yep, not camping = Don’t want to go there.||
Yep, not camping strongly suggests he'd rather go someplace else.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Disagree||
Disagree. Could they both be lesser known players that develop, possibly, but there the similarity ends. I have been following their QB search quite closely. They got him as the 6th or 7th option after several others had turned them down for or favored other schools (Watson, Heard, Allen, Harris, Kizer, Darlington, Peavey). His offer didn’t even exist until the last two made their decisions. Stribling was offered long before we got bypassed by other DBs last year. Also, as I remember, a vocal group of us were worried that he’d use a spot a higher rated DB would need.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Really?||
Really? Have also heard that some people think Columbus is a better place to attend school than Ann Arbor. /s
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Small dive, good food||
Also one of my favorite, a small local bar/restaurant in downtown Portland. I think it was called J's Oyster. Place was a local hangout on the piers between some massive very "touristy" white ship converted to Italian restaurant (don't go!) and the Harbor Fish Market. It was recommended by the locals and is literally that just a bar with great food. The view is nothing to rave about, just a row of tables along a window and U-shaped bar. Wife had a cup of lobster stew and a classic lobster roll. The stew, much like chowder, was thick, and full of large chunks of lobster. The roll had a toasted bun and large perfectly chilled lobster chunks. I had the seafood bouillabaisse, very tasty with huge chunks of sea scallops, clams, mussels, shrimp and lobster over just enough pasta shells. Last ate there a couple of years ago and still judge seafood soups/chowders/bisques against it.
Also, if you get a chance head up to Acadia National Park with a pair of hiking boots and if you are an art lover I highly recommend a quick stop at the Wyeth center-Farnsworth Museum, Rockland, ME and Olson House, in Cushing(of Christina's World fame) Wonderful selection of eastern painters including all the Wyeths, Homer, Inness, and Bellows. (Then you can always hit any of the "Lobster Pounds" on the way back. Had never had as large a lobster before.)
Edit: Yes, enjoyed grace and loved fore street also, but have always had a fondness for local divey places with good food.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Have a family condo in San||
Have a family condo in San Clemente, CA. In Orange County so the wife loves the shopping and I enjoy that it is just a short jaunt from San Diego or north to the sports in LA.
What is it with UofM dentists? My brother is one and also headed to vacation in South Carolina all the time. /s
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Seattle Pilots||
It'll be the Pilots. /s
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Numbers matter||
Another factor of what is called a “pipeline” is being overlooked here. The high school has to produce a decent number of big time recruits over the years either by sheer size or prolific sports ability/coaching to get the reputation. CC, Cass, Harrison, etc. all get looked at as being pipelines while other schools don’t because they don’t consistently put out 1 or more quality 4+* each year. Several other larger schools that don’t have as a strong a focus on football (ie, Southeastern, Denby) or smaller schools that don’t consistently produce Div 1 talent (Riverview Richard, Lumen Cristi, DH-Robichaud.)
I submit there are numerous “pipelines” though not as notable, ie AA Pioneer, Inkster, Saline, Birm. Brother Rice, that though they may not have strong talent consistently; when they do they tend to head to certain schools (in these cases UofM)
|2 years 15 weeks ago||gone.||
Q: How many Berkleyites does it take to change a light bulb?
A: 15. 1 to change the light bulb and 14 to share in the experience.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||going||
Q: How many Californians does it take to change a light bulb?
A: 36. 1 to change the light bulb and 35 to do the environmental impact study.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Keeping the light bulb chain...||
Q: How many psychologists does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Just one, but the light bulb has to want to change.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Maybe belongs to a mohel.||
Maybe also a mohel.