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|1 day 11 hours ago||This is 100% on Schlissel,||
This is 100% on Schlissel, and I'm not terribly worried. From all we have heard from the Pres,
1) He's willing to take his time to get the AD right. It's not a corporation and who cares if Microsoft can get a CEO in less than 6 months? POTUM will learn about the culture of the U, the AD and the candidates (with help from Hacket). He'll make his decision from there based on all available info: not jus tthe BS message board list of 4-6 guys with M ties. Isn't that what you DON'T want: a list of JUST Michigan Men? We need a guy who can work within POTUMs ideas of how an AD should be run, not just a successful guy with ties to M.
2) the interim timeline is what people are mistaking: it's not permanent, obvs - Hackett won't be the AD in 4-5 years. But it's also not a 2-6 month thing either. There are 2 reasons for this: A) POTUMs ideals about hiring the right guy (See 1 above) and B) they need to hire a football coach 1st, so that's where Hackett time is being spent right now- he has to research, negotiate, hire, and see the coach thru the transition. that is necessarily a year long type of process.
adjust your own personal def'ns of interim to 8-20 months and you'll be OK, people
|1 day 11 hours ago||hey, I'm standing right here.||
hey, I'm standing right here.
|4 days 5 hours ago||Religion is an insult to||
Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.
Islam is at the top of the list
|4 days 6 hours ago||fine, shut them all||
fine, shut them all down.
just like the garbage mashers on the detention level.
|4 days 7 hours ago||sure, there are tons of||
sure, there are tons of groups that one could make that comment about. but the point is, in this context of university greek life:
With or without the greek system you would have good people doing good acts and evil people doing evil acts. But for (previously apparently) good people to commit evil acts, that takes an institutionalized system of peer acceptance of such acts. That institutionalized system is the greek system.*
*again, in this context. I'm sure other institutions would lead to similar situations- sports clubs, etc.
|4 days 7 hours ago||no one is arguing that frats||
no one is arguing that frats contriubte 100% of all rape or hazing incidents, nor that removing them will prevent all future such incidents on earth.
but within the contrained borders of a university community (or universities as a whole) the greek system generates a culture more inclined to such behavior that would never remotely be considered tolerable among peers (college educated young adults) outside of the frat culture.
is it possible that individuals could conspire to do this without a gree system in place? sure. but there wouldn't be an existing institutional structure that is set up to shelter/shield/normalize- these activities. And there certainly wouldn't be an organizational culture that would defend (<--lack of a better word) the behavior on their behalf.
Imagine there was a group of 7 males who just got together to conspire to commit this act (w/o a greek system involved)? we would be asking what types of conditions these people were in to think that this was an OK thing to do.
|4 days 9 hours ago||so, without the frat context,||
so, without the frat context, the pledging scenario or the hazing culture, these guys would have thought it ok to gang rape a girl and somehow found a way to do it anyway (allegedly)?
|4 days 10 hours ago||Name an ethical statement||
Name an ethical statement made or action performed by a frat in the name of "fraternity" that couldn't have been without the frat. And name, if you can (this is easier) a wicked action that could only be done in the frat "culture."
there just isn't much place for them in civilized society, IMO
|4 days 16 hours ago||don't worry, it's just||
don't worry, it's just between him and you
|4 days 18 hours ago||you, know there's a saying||
you, know there's a saying that I've been trying to wrap my head around. I don't think it's the greatest thing for young kids (they should here it, IMO they need encouragement and positive feed back, but then again, why wouldn't young adults?)
The most dangerous 2 works in teh English language are, "Good Job."
I get the sense that the players have hear Good Job a whole hell of a lot under Hoke.
|5 days 5 hours ago||It's not *that* kind of||
It's not *that* kind of website
|5 days 12 hours ago||I think the better route for||
I think the better route for a CC thread to go is to actually give some viable options for a coach and do some research/post their history. Otherwise, it comes off as a Fire Red thread.
|6 days 19 hours ago||someone say syracuse?||
someone say syracuse?
|6 days 19 hours ago||http://www.glensfallsweather.||
this guy argues that this winter will be cold and snowy
|1 week 11 hours ago||also, for what it's worth,||
also, for what it's worth, it's not fucking winter yet either, smart ass.
|1 week 2 days ago||I mean, that stretch last||
I mean, that stretch last year of Akron, @UCONN, Minn, @PSU was brutal. Tackle over, 27 for 27, just not getting a simple plan in place and stick with it for a young OL. The cracks started showing then, but the DG98 spackle wasn't empty yet.
After the ND game, Hoke was all but lost to me. He had a shot, but it was clear after the Utah game this the problems were systemic, not isolated.
|1 week 2 days ago||If it aint broke...||
If it aint broke...
|1 week 2 days ago||He has to be Hockey Harbaugh||
He has to be Hockey Harbaugh at this point.
wouldn't that be Babcock?
|1 week 2 days ago||in the last 15-16 years, they||
in the last 15-16 years, they must have done 4-5 reno's of Yost and spend close to 50M. Pretty crazy.
|1 week 3 days ago||well then why mention it?||
b/c he can empathise with the feelings of rage whereby the only seemingly logical action in the heat of the moment is to the knock that fucker out.
I can also empathise- I've played in adult hardball leagues for over a decade (mostly in A2) and have experienced the exact same feelings in the exact same context- high school/early college kids who payed in the old mans league would get up a a dozen runs, then keep stealing bases, including home. Our pitcher goes up and in on them, and they get all offended. Benches clear, etc.
As Brian said, this doesn't attempt to equate the actions of Clark with this, just that in the heat of the moment, as mentioned you can go to a place one wouldn't normally think you could go.
|1 week 6 days ago||top 5 sports||
top 5 sports movies:
Field of Dreams
/end of list
|1 week 6 days ago||I'm not good with sayings,||
I'm not good with sayings, but I think some said this once: knowing a lot is knowledge, but knowing what you don't know is wisdom. Clearly schlissel has both and to be honest, it's refreshing to hear someone in such a leadership
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|1 week 6 days ago||I've said it before and I'll||
I've said it before and I'll say it again. If Fred J doesn't make it thru to the next staff WHAT CHANCE DO THE REST OF US HAVE?!??!/zombiefredjackson
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|2 weeks 4 hours ago||they did that years ago,||
they did that years ago, didn't you hear? they can only spend 20 hrs a week.
|2 weeks 8 hours ago||I agree that theoretically,||
I agree that theoretically, it might be feasible to create an athletics major- in fact, they did. it's called Kinesiology. I believe they also offer sports medicine and training, and sports marketing. They also have athletic administration (my sister alledgedly earned the 1st PhD in athletic Admin from MIchigan). I don't see how a major in a particular sport would be necessary, unless coaching would require it, or if the NFL/NBA or other pro leagues began demanding it.
And that really leads to the bigger point that Brian misses, and other have only touched on tangentially: majors and degrees are created b/c there is a demand from industry/business. No one invents a major and then the jobs are created to then provide all these Widget-majors a job. It's actually just the opposite. The perfect example is modern manufacturing/engineering technitions. 30+ years ago there were engineers (project managers, designers, etc) and then the operators/mechanics/technitions that were replaced by robots (think auto industry, if you wish). Well, sure that removed jobs of the 4-6 people who installed a windshild on to a car and sealed it on the production line. But the robotics also CREATED jobs for people who have more technical training in how the mechanical and electrical and controll systems of the ROBOTS operate. There is a NEED now in industry for people who can program, trouble shoot and maintain the robotics (their hydrolics, pneumatics, electrical and controll systems). As a result, colleges are developing 2 and 4 year degrees, not really in engineering, not technitions either, but reather somewhere in between. The industry changed creating a gap in the talent pool and academia reacted to the demand for some type of new skill set that businesses needed to have in people.
If no one outside of the NCAA is demanding a set of skills that a graduate of said program would be garunteed to have upon completion, then there is no point in colleges creating that degree.
|2 weeks 10 hours ago||Michigan is so much better than that.||
|2 weeks 1 day ago||wow, that's a long contract.||
wow, that's a long contract. my fault
|2 weeks 1 day ago||there is some incredibly bad||
there is some incredibly bad logic in this thread
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I support Hoke because I bet||
I support Hoke because I bet UM will be considerably better next year with a different QB running the offense, a couple of solid running backs, a better O-line
Were you alive for the MInnesota game?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||3 words: John Fuckin||
John Fuckin Navarre