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|2 days 14 hours ago||E5||
|3 days 15 hours ago||jim delaney...||
...just called espn to take credit.
|1 week 4 days ago||re: point six, pay some people.||
how about we
a) pour a few million into scholarship programs
b) stop chasing naming rights on buildings and staff / coaching positions
c) send the band.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||yup.||
we did that, too, but thats obviously not the point of the story.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||here's the thing...||
i'm sure this is just my own bias talking here, but are there any SEC coaches that you think, "man, that guy just busts his ASS, every single minute." saban, i guess, but it seems like at least some of these guys just gather a shitload of local talent, sit back, and gather 8-10 wins a year. spurrier and richt were famous for it. i don't think bert is outworking anyone. neither is les miles. the mississippi guys are just "recruiting" their way to 8 wins. when was the last time that auburn outperformed its talent level? the weird-toothed guy in gainesville? same thing. kirby smart might be different, but that remains to be seen.
i don't know, man. like i said, i'm sure it's my own bias and frustration talking here, just seems like the elite B1G coaches - harbaugh and dantonio for sure, and urban meyer until he burns out again - are outworking their SEC counterparts.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||+1||
|2 weeks 6 days ago||harbaugh.||
i used to work for a fairly large (300+ employees) contractor that also did some development. once, when things were really exploding along, i heard that we hadn't been paid the last few thousand bucks on several projects; the tenant(s) were very happy with the results, but were trying to screw us.
"man, mike," i asked our owner, "doesn't that just piss you off? what are we going to do about it?"
"yeah, it pisses me off a little," he said, "especially since they love the results we've given them. but i'd rather spend my time getting ten new projects than trying to chase down the last few bucks on those three."
the guy was (and is) a jackhammer. kinda like our guy - he's not going to spend his time getting pissed off or fighting back, he's just going to find a new edge, and continue outworking and outmaneuvering everyone in sight.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||agreed, except...||
...strike "if it is limited to our fanbase."
|3 weeks 2 days ago||well, yeah...||
...that, and the kickin' headband.
and the time he got trucked by bo jackson.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||exactly.||
they got larry brown, though.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||but...||
...cable subscriptions, man!
|3 weeks 2 days ago||NOBODY.||
i will admit that some of the "he goes up to 11" stuff tends to tire me out, mostly because i can't keep my focus on this stuff 24/7/365...but this shit just makes me want to find a knob that goes to 12. if our guy is outthinking and outhustling your guy, fuck off.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||i wish him the best.||
that guy is clearly on his way up, would be happy to see him come back around some day.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||yes and no...||
completely, 100% agree on the 'no thanks' comment. after the fisher years i want someone literally beyond reproach and will gladly give up perennial final four spots to get it.
BUT, i don't necessarily think that you have to get dirty to recruit well. beilein has done pretty well...
|3 weeks 3 days ago||bummer, man.||
...the guy makes point guards.
i love the idea that he might take over from beilein in a few years, though, and wish him the best.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||RED.||
red gets to decide when to leave. period. full stop. he's earned it.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||there's no "pr damage."||
none. period. this will be completely forgotten by the time next season rolls around.
i think we can agree that beilein is not the first coach to go through this kind of 'controversy.' i would wager that you can't name five other times it's happened, despite the fact that these stories appear every offseason. if you CAN name five, i bet you can't tell me how there've been any lingering effects on the programs.
go ahead, make a list and tell me how the programs or reputations have actually been harmed. i'll wait.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||oh, yeah.||
i'm sure john beilein give a flying shit what mike greenberg thinks. honestly.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||yes, good thing we're not south carolina.||
whatever the hell that has to do with anything.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||awesome.||
i look forward to dave brandon getting into email pissing matches with native americans over the washington football club's loathsome team name.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||tony granato...||
...the similarities to red are pretty striking.
both were very good players, i think red was a little better; not quite the scorer but it was a different era. you could make a case either way.
both coached a bit under 3 years in the NHL, had really good second seasons and got canned anyway. career totals as NHL coaches - red, 204 games, 232 points. granato 215 games, 241 points.
wisconsin will be back very, very soon.
also, who's more insane? mark hollis, or graham crouch? that's some monkeyballs crazy writing, right there.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||oh, god, no.||
be careful what you ask for.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||we catholics||
...can't eat meat today. the smell of the hot dogs wafting down through the "crowd" will be maddening, distracting...and ultimately the difference. good guys 5, bad guys 3.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||never mind.||
|6 weeks 3 days ago||gil, meet matt.||
matt, meet gil. gil is clearly unfamiliar with your work.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||to those who want a coaching change...||
...it could be way, way worse. we could have matt painter.
good lord, what a hack.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||We got Raftery, though||
WITH THE KISSSS!
|7 weeks 2 days ago||fire beilein||
those who stay, etc.
lotta room on this here bandwagon, you guys can come back on it with a simple phrase. "I was wrong."
|7 weeks 2 days ago||well done.||
|7 weeks 3 days ago||dakich||
...getting significant, meaningful minutes. but the struggles this season are BEILEIN'S FAULT.