At press time, Harbaugh had sent Michigan’s athletic department an envelope containing a heavily annotated seating chart, a list of the 63,000 seat views he had found unsatisfactory, and a glowing 70-page report on section 25, row 12, seat 9, which he claimed is “exactly what the great sport of football is all about.”
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|15 weeks 4 hours ago||At least we've been beating||
At least we've been beating MSU like a drum, right?
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Hail and Unite||
This video is why Hail and Unite is a stupid idea that needs to die a horrible death.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Safe bet||
Kentucky is the safe bet. They may not win it all but it is highly probable they get at least to the final four.
I personally have Kentucky losing in the championship game. Kentucky was incredibly impressive early in the season and their blowouts of UNC and Kansas were remarkable, but when was the last time they've played a truly great team? December 27 vs Louisville. They've not been challenged in forever so I have no idea how they will respond to adversity. I think it is a good call to take a UVA or a Villanova or a Wisconsin or another truly great team over Kentucky in either the final four or the championship.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Agreed||
I absolutely agree. Look at the old CCHA rivals. Nebraska Omaha has gotten pretty darn good. Miami has kept the momentum up. Bowling Green hired a new coach and has improved year by year to be a top fifteen team. Those teams went to the NCHC and the WCHA. Without any hesitation I will say the NCHC and WCHA are superior to the Big Ten. Yes, I miss the CCHA. It was a much better hockey conference than what we've got now. And our old rivals are laughing as they find success in new homes while we're stuck in an inferior conference.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||Hoyer was effective for much||
Hoyer was effective for much of the season but his ceiling is very low. He's a transition guy and a backup but I don't see him as a legit starter anywhere. If Manziel does not work out, Browns need to cut their losses and draft yet another next star QB who will lead the Browns to the playoffs. In other words, Browns should evaluate between now and draft day whether Manziel is worth the investment and can be trusted to lead the team for a year or if Winston is worth the risk for a gigantic trade to first overall.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||Not as a punishment. As a||
Not as a punishment. As a lesson that will stick, a lesson that goes far beyond sports or even Auburn University. But I appreciate your $.02, my comment was not clear.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||Sure thing||
If we have a scholarship or if he can get funding from his program, go for it. That being said, I have an instinct Shane Morris is going to put together a great spring and be the starter.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||Disgusting||
Malzahn should have his whole team volunteer to lay flowers and set American flags at a military graves at a local cemetary this Memorial Day. I imagine the best way to punish this kind of behavior is not lap running or pushups or even a public apology, but instead a lesson in humility and respect.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||Doubt it||
He'll have already made his millions in a routine of long, stressful days of constantly keeping in shape and meticulously studying opponents' game film. No need to make millions more in a more stressful routine where you also must convince 17-18 year olds to come on board and keep 18-22 year olds from doing stupid stuff in their free time.
Now ... I do think he'd be a great ambassador for U of M football. He could be a contact the coaches keep in their back pockets to help convince elite QB prospects to come to M. Or he could run a QB camp at U of M for high school QBs.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||God, I am so glad ESPN does||
God, I am so glad ESPN does not have broadcast rights for the Super Bowl. They would have brought up this non story on every Patriots snap.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||MAC / C-USA / MWC / SBC||
I'm surprised nobody in the MAC / C-USA / MWC / SBC has offered him. His stats are off the charts. I know his competition was poor and he needs better arm strength but good coaching can make up for a ton.
This kid should be recruited. Period. If he fizzles out, so be it, but he at least deserves a shot.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Not just where but when. If||
Not just where but when. If the officials let little time pass between bringing the footballs indoors and measuring, then the footballs would still be filled with cool air and would still be wet, which could lead to a lower PSI than when they were inflated.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||A few notes||
1. The experiment in the video was very simple but telling. I'd like to see full data and also how much time between measurements and how much time between soaking the football and measuring. I also see that they did not take the footballs outside as part of the experiment, so the researchers did not take into account air pressure differences from indoors to outdoors.
Whenever the controversy of the week reveals itself, I always choose to wait for facts and data to be released before jumping to conclusions. I often feel alone in doing so because everybody has jumped to a conspiratorial conclusion in this one. I believe if we answer a few questions I laid out above, we've got a good shot at a real plausible answer that does not involve nefarious deeds.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||No||
I am adamantly against expanding NFL playoffs. The NFL has publicly time and time again committed itself to improving player safety. The league has invested in research into head injuries, increased education into proper and safe tackling measures, and fined players for targeting penalties. For the NFL to expand playoffs, it would mean that teams would have to play and win more games to win the Super Bowl.
I may not know too much about head injuries, but I do know that more games would mean more opportunities for head injuries. Expanding playoffs would mean the NFL is putting revenue above player safety.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||Gage||
I've not seen it mentioned yet ....did anybody check the pump and pressure gage the Pats used to pump the footballs? If I were a ref and measured air pressure in the footballs and determined that 11 of 12 were around 2 PSI low, the first thing I would check is the equipment used to pump the footballs. Bad calibration could easily be to blame. Just a thought, a little OT.
|28 weeks 3 hours ago||Minor violation||
It would be a minor violation for a booster to contact a recruit via twitter and it could be hard to track. The university is only allowed so many contacts per week and the booster twitter outreaches each are considered university contacts. Now I'm not sure but I think the @TerpsCompliance twitter page is aimed at an audience of current UMD student athletes and I imagine there could be more trouble if a current student athlete reaches out to a recruit (outside of official recruiting events of course).
Most universities keep track of student athletes' twitter activity so detecting a student athlete reaching out to a recruit via twitter would be pretty easy to catch.
|28 weeks 6 hours ago||Wow||
First, the NCAA lets Penn State off a bit lighter than they probably should have thanks to "cooperation," whatever that means.
Next, the NCAA removes the bowl ban thanks to "progress", whatever that means.
And now the NCAA grants a guy who enabled a pedophile the right to have more wins in history than any other coach.
What next? Will the NCAA raise JoePa from the dead and reinstate him as head coach? In all seriousness, this is disgusting. I have a lot of friends who are Penn State alums and I've always respected the style of Penn State football, but I also believe in accoutability, and the NCAA is demonstrating the opposite of accountability here. I have a hard time believing in the NCAA's "mission" when clearly the athlete comes before the student, coaches and programs earn runaway revenues, conferences realign and force longer travel periods for "student athletes" for the sake of more TV money, and a pedophile enabler is re-glorified by the NCAA.
|29 weeks 4 days ago||Website hosting. So ... I||
Website hosting. So ... I guess yeah. The probably host their share of porn sites.
|30 weeks 8 hours ago||2009||
Adazzio was the OC in 2009. That team still had Tebow and I think the only major loss from the previous offense was Harvin. Anybody who watched Florida football in 2009 would say there was a massive dropoff in production from 2008. The 2009 team relied upon the offense much more than in 2008.
|30 weeks 18 hours ago||QB and OL||
The team is a QB and an OL away from being a contender. Harbaugh has demonstrated success developing both. I'm definitely looking forward to what Morris can accomplish under Harbaugh's guidance.
|30 weeks 2 days ago||Morris||
Seeing what Harbaugh did with Andrew Luck, I'm personally looking forward to what Morris can accomplish with two years of learning from Harbaugh. Not saying I'd say no to a veteran transfer, but I'd first look to our current roster.
|31 weeks 3 days ago||Interesting but unworkable||
Too much broken tradition for schools to accept it. And no way the power schools would accept sharing money with MAC or C-USA schools even if the lower teams perform well enough to merit the highest levels. But I love the idea that Bowling Green could replace Indiana for Big Ten football based off of success, not politicking and money.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||Please make this happen! The||
Please make this happen! The FauxPelini tweets would be priceless.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||Mind = blown. Oregon State||
Mind = blown. Oregon State majorly upgraded.
|34 weeks 1 day ago||Get away from the shadow of||
Get away from the shadow of Nick Saban.
|34 weeks 1 day ago||Tulsa||
His QBs at Tulsa were not really scramblers, and honestly they weren't even all that highly recruited. They put up record numbers passing to wide open receivers thanks to an offense that used a lot of short screens and a good running game to open up a deep passing game with receivers in single coverage. None of his Tulsa QBs got serious NFL looks but they all put up insane numbers.
|34 weeks 1 day ago||I posted this one one of the||
I posted this one one of the other three or so related pages. I think you're looking for somebody who is looking to leave a situation where there's some friction because this is happening in one hell of a hurry. So my initial thoughts ...
|34 weeks 1 day ago||Nor am I. He'd be my number||
Nor am I. He'd be my number three on that list, number one is Malzahn. But you can't mention Knight's hands all over Oregon without also mentioning Pickens' hands all over Oklahoma State.
|34 weeks 1 day ago||Let's pretend the information||
Let's pretend the information is accurate. We will be hearing who our new coach is this weekend, and he is currently coaching a team. That means ...
I can't think of any big name head coaches who would be itching to leave for M, so I think it is somebody in a hell of a hurry to leave a good position. Maybe somebody in a position with rough relations with fans or the AD, or maybe somebody ready to get out of a bigger guy's shadow.
This all leads me to three big names ...
I'm sure there's plenty of other big name guys I'm not thinking of but I could see a reason for any of those three to want out.
|34 weeks 2 days ago||Intrigued||
Call me intrigued. He gets the most out that Air Force team in a rough conference. If he could put together offensive and defensive schemes to maximize the talent here and get the guys to play with the intensity seen at USAFA, call me very intrigued.