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|5 years 6 days ago||TP||
I have a family member on the faculty at OSU who taught Pryor in a class during his last year. Not that this is shocking, but I was told he was Dumb (capital D). They could tell that he had little to academic skills whatsoever. It was a pretty low level course (i.e. intro to something or other 101) and he barely scarped by....and that was with a tutor who went to class with him to take all of his notes....
|5 years 37 weeks ago||you lucky *astard. enjoy||
you lucky *astard. enjoy every moment of it. my first game as a student was the 30-3 beatdown of Colorado in '97.....think we had a pretty good team that year.....
|5 years 42 weeks ago||sounds similar except.....||
I think the Michigan football job is stiil an "elite" job while I can't say the same about MD basketball.......
I live in the DC area and I've been listening to post-Williams talk since late last week and I'm not sure I understand why the fans/alumni think Maryland is such an "elite" position. Just b/c you play in a conference with Duke and North Carolina doesn't mean you are on the same level. I found it laughable that the local talking heads thought that Jay Wright, Jamie Dixon etc would leave their programs to take the MD job (despite any local tied they might have). Wright and Dixon run borderline powerhouse programs in arguably the best conference in college basketball. Why would they leave to play (at best) third fiddle to Duke and UNC in an ACC conference which isn't even as good as it used to be? Brey I can see, but no chance the other guys would take that job.
Maryland basektball = Iowa Football - nice program, had some success, but not a place coaches are just going to run to any time the job opens up.
Am I crazy? This has been bothering me since Gary called it quits last week.....
|6 years 5 weeks ago||too much success too soon....||
wonder if it would have turned out differently for him if he wasn't thrown into the fire as a true freshman. at the end of the day, he's still just a 20 year old kid who hasn't "figured it out" yet. i hate to see him bash the university on the way out.....i really doubt the university gave up on him. best of luck to him wherever he ends up.
|6 years 5 weeks ago||kelly baracka as well.....||
that guy is going to be great......
|6 years 6 weeks ago||I agree - Hoke will adapt||
I'm sure he's seen sportscenter and knows what Denard is capable of. Not saying he is going to go 100% spread, but there are ways to work elements of the spread into any offense. Look at Stanford's offense this year....Andrew Luck was to be the consensus #1 player in the draft and ran a pro style offense at Stanford yet still had around 500 yards rushing this year.
Denard's talents can be utilized in any offense.
|6 years 6 weeks ago||how is paterno even on that list?||
can we stop pretending he's actually the coach of that team?? no way Hoke is a worse coach than Paterno at age 85. is he below Tom Bradley? maybe.
sadly, no matter how you slice it, Hoke is probably no better than 5th on that list today. i'm not saying BH can't grow into the role, but it's hard to make the argument that you wouldn't take the Vest, Bielema, Pelini, Fitzgerald or Ferentz (under-rated) over BH in today's world.
|6 years 7 weeks ago||Hoke = safety school||
much like Michigan State was to me.....
|6 years 7 weeks ago||chris peterson does not have||
chris peterson does not have a cell phone....
1) no ties to the midwest
2) plays questionable competition
3) the last two BSU coaches who have gone on to bigger programs have been utter disasters.
nice coach, but i'd rather have Hoke.
|6 years 7 weeks ago||I look at it from the opposite side.....||
if Harbaugh REALLY wanted the 49er's gig, why hasn't he taken it yet?? He knows what their offer is....if that's the job he really wants, why hasn't he accepted yet??
I'll concede that he had to meet w/ Miami and maybe he still wants to see what Denver has to offer, but maybe now that he has seen what these NFL teams are willing to offer, the UM job doesn't look so bad in comparision. I know if I were looking at a team with a QB situation as murky as SF's (Alex Smith, Troy Smith...bleh), I'd have some reservations.
I think every day that goes by the JH does not sign w/ an NFL makes the odds of him ending up in AA greater. I'm not saying the odds are great right now, but each day he remains unsigned, the more likely he might end up in Ann Arbor.
|6 years 7 weeks ago||JH....I can't quit you!! no||
JH....I can't quit you!!
|6 years 7 weeks ago||I guess it just depends on||
I guess it just depends on the organization....my company, for one, requires that we post all new job listings online. they have a couple of fairly important positions posted - i.e. Chief Compliance Officer - so I would have thought they might be required by law as a public institution to put all postings online. i was actually looking forward to reading the job description and the required/desired qualifications.....
|6 years 7 weeks ago||I checked online this morning....||
nothing posted yet on the UM job search site (i'm assuming i was looking in the right place - umjobs.org). i know we are a public university and all but I actually thought someone was joking when they said we had to post a job listing online.
|6 years 7 weeks ago||i think the whole draw of the||
i think the whole draw of the nfl is what is keeping JH away. whether he went 12-1, 10-3 people were going to go after this guy for their HC position in the offseason.
|6 years 7 weeks ago||he probably just handed him||
he probably just handed him the $2.5M check and walked him out.....
Thanks, Coach Rod. The results clearly aren't what anybody wanted, but you handled yourself with class for you entire stay in Ann Arbor. You are a good man and a good football coach. I look forward to supporting you wherever your career takes you next.
|6 years 7 weeks ago||commence....||
|6 years 7 weeks ago||i'm sure it's not at all||
i'm sure it's not at all awkward.....
|6 years 7 weeks ago||i'm sure it's not at all||
i'm sure it's not at all awkward.....
|6 years 7 weeks ago||it worked w/ lloyd carr. just||
it worked w/ lloyd carr. just sayin'......
|6 years 7 weeks ago||hell hath no fury.....||
hell hath no fury.....
|6 years 7 weeks ago||the bleeding has to stop.....||
we've already lost one major recruit in this class with god knows who else to follow due to this circus.
if RR stays, this cloud will continue to follow the program deep into next year and will kill recruiting even more.
it's sad that hoke might actually be a better option now just for the appearance of stability....
|6 years 7 weeks ago||Where's Bill Martin when you||
Where's Bill Martin when you need him??
|6 years 7 weeks ago||RR is a defeated man||
you could see it in the press conference post game. that was just an "aww shucks, we just got our asses handed to us" moment. it was more along the lines of "fml, it's over here and i know it." i don't know how he comes back from that mindset. my guess is that he knows and is resigned to his fate.
for the record, i like RR and wished he was successful here, but i think both parties (RR and UM) are ready for the next chapter.
|6 years 7 weeks ago||hopefully jackson pulls a mike tomlin||
....and wows in the interview process.
|6 years 7 weeks ago||"tough"||
perfect word to describe this team. remember...this is stanford. they don't get their pick of the litter of the all of the top talent due to the academic restrictions. i love the way they play.
please come home, jim.....
|6 years 7 weeks ago||harbaugh seem like the kind||
harbaugh seem like the kind of guy who has a little more "hand" with his wife....
i also believe JH's first wife who he has a kid with lives in Cali (not necessarily the Bay Area, but within a couple of hours) which may also be swaying his potential decision.
personally, i'm going to let him sleep on his big win last night and hope he wakes up ready to come to AA.
|6 years 8 weeks ago||man up?||
man up? last time i checked = 15 credits x 8 semesters = 120 credits = diploma.
|6 years 8 weeks ago||let's talk about what's really important....||
moving the winter classic back to 8 will spare me and the rest of the world from having to watch UConn play in a BCS bowl
|6 years 8 weeks ago||goner....||
he can't keep his job after this. maybe wannstedt just steps back in and takes the reins for one last run in 2011.
|6 years 8 weeks ago||he shouldn't||
he can make more $$$ in the pros and he is the OC for a young team with a lot of good pieces in place. this would be a step backwards unless he wanted another shot at a college head coaching gig (which I bet even he would say he wouldn't).