this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
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|2 years 49 weeks ago||No, they changed that rule||
You can be on a scholarship now if you transfer within the Big Ten. The new "punishment" is that the year you have to sit out counts against your eligibility. In other words, you can't use the sit out year as a redshirt year.
|3 years 20 weeks ago||Yep this is true||
see this press release from Minnesota in regards to their RB Kirkwood, which frankly only raises more question about the current situation
"University of Minnesota running back Donnell Kirkwood has been granted a medical hardship waiver by the Big Ten Conference. Kirkwood's participation in the 2010 season will not count against him and he will have four seasons of eligibility remaining.
"This is great news for Donnell and for our football program," head coach Jerry Kill said. "We're happy for him and we appreciate all those who assisted in getting the waiver approved."
Kirkwood rushed for 107 yards on 27 carries, averaging 4.0 yards per carry, early in the 2010 season before missing the remainder of the year with a leg injury.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||Pretty sure Gregory already committed and decommitted from||
Arkansas. I know it's not out of the ordinary to recommit, but it's more the exception.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||No he did not visit No, he is||
No he did not visit
No, he is no longer an optin for UM
Rivals and Scout suggest this was UM's decision
|3 years 31 weeks ago||LSU has an OC||
who I believe just got a nice little pay raise. That article is from January. But he is under consideration for the Akron HC job.
|3 years 31 weeks ago||No, no it's true||
Lloyd Carr is solely responsible for Nick Moore catching 20 passes against Michigan and Steve Threet's pick 6.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||Just for clarification||
this incident occurred two years ago when Gibbons was a Freshman, but was never identified at the time. Although, it was strongly rumored to be him.
Article on arrest:
Also, here's the writeup on the actual comments by Mr. Smith
"In 2009, a UM football player and field goal kicker, Brendan Gibbons was arrested for allegedly
With all of the being said, I would still be in favor of just locking but not deleting this thread. Hopefully the comments will remain level headed
|3 years 33 weeks ago||Except for that whole||
calling Terrelle Pryor on his way out the door at West Virginia. RR was recruiting during that time
|3 years 33 weeks ago||Short answer||
is yes it's possible and yes it's financially better to be IU during bowl season, especially in the Big 10 where it's basically an even split
|3 years 34 weeks ago||fwiw|
|3 years 38 weeks ago||Do you have a link for that?||
Do you have a link for that? Either way it wouldn't matter because Kirkwood got his in January of this year following the 2010 season, the same time that Gardner could have gotten his
|3 years 38 weeks ago||I think people should prepare||
I think people should prepare themselves for the very real possibility that Devin is not getting his redshirt. This theory that this decided after eligibility is exhausted is not true. It is only true for people trying to get a sixth year (like Case Keenum), not just a generic medical redshirt. Now I'm no expert on the NCAA/Big Ten rulebook but here are some examples:
Junior Hemingway: http://www.mgoblue.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/hemingway_junior00.html
"Sophomore (2008) ... received medical redshirt ... played in four games and made one start at wide receiver ..."
Donnell Kirkwood (RB Minn): http://www.startribune.com/sports/blogs/114249984.html
"Kirkwood had 50 yards against Middle Tennessee State that night, but the 18-yard gain was his biggest of the season. He didn't carry the ball again after straining his right hamstring on Sept. 25, just four games into the regular season.
As a result, the NCAA has restored a year of eligibility for the 19-year-old tailback, allowing him to play four more seasons at Minnesota."
So, these are just two quick examples of people being granted medical redshirts after their Freshman and Sophomore.
|3 years 38 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|3 years 38 weeks ago||As everyone else said it's conference record||
that determines the divisional standings. Division record is the second tie break. So currently as it stands, Nebraska and Iowa actually control their own destiny and MSU and Michigan need help.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||guess I'll put this here||
|3 years 44 weeks ago||No I get that they're dependent on each other||
and that Denard's struggles are affecting the WR.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||It's not just the games||
but the pre-season practice reports were not glowing of the wr corps either. The point is I think the staff has weighed the relative need of taking a second DT versus getting skill positions on offense and determined that those skill positions are a more pressing need given the play to date and the current makeup of the recruiting class.
I'm not sure I disagree with them, if that is indeed the case. Or perhaps this is all spin out of Webb and O'Brien simply was never going to go to Michigan, which is certainly possible.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||"I dont think O'brien adds as||
"I dont think O'brien adds as much to that as, say, Darboh would add to our WR situation. "
I think you pretty much hit the nail on the head here. The complete lack of an emergence of a go to WR and RB has played a big role in this, in my opinion.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||"Apparently the Big 10 is||
"Apparently the Big 10 is working with Nebraska to facilitate entrance into the AAU."
Nebraska was in the AAU at the time of their admittance and then schools like Michigan and Wisconsin voted them out of the AAU. So not sure the above statement is particularly accurate.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||Texas-OU is the much bigger rivalry||
than OU-Nebraska especially since the Big 12 killed it
|3 years 45 weeks ago||So||
Michigan's defense and offense need a lot of work regardless of the outcome of the ND game? Thanks OSU article writer guy.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||He's been wrong on a bunch of stuff||
Here's one example:
ChipBrownOB Chip Brown
There is no truth to reports that Texas A&M will join the SEC in the spring of 2012. None. #A&M #Aggies#big12 #cfb
For all the Aggies wondering who my sources are on this, they are sources at the highest level of your school.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||My random thought||
is you do a patch that is not necessarily person specific and then add a star to the patch for each legend that has worn that number. Pretty much ripping off the World Cup jerseys for soccer.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Both are||
|3 years 46 weeks ago||That's not really a lot going on||
now this on the other hand
and is it really more than
|3 years 46 weeks ago||Oh thank god it didn't||
|3 years 46 weeks ago||espn3 and btn2go.com tomorrow||
espn3 and btn2go.com tomorrow I believe
|3 years 48 weeks ago||I prefer watching premier league||
but that's just me. They have games now early on Saturday/Sunday mornings on ESPN2 and then FSC, so it's usually always on. The Champions League is more of a tournament than an actual league, in my view. The games are usually during the week as opposed to league games on the weekend.
|3 years 50 weeks ago||This feels like a post||
That should have been written 6 months ago
|4 years 3 days ago||Brady hoke is the coach of||
Brady hoke is the coach of the University of Michigan, Rich Rodriguez is not. Perhaps you can show a little more respect to the coach of the team you say you cheer for.