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|4 weeks 5 days ago||I'm pretty sure...||
He's used to that.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||You can always tell...||
Fairly quickly, which fans understand how the selection process works, and which don't...
|14 weeks 6 days ago||I just hope that Beamer...||
didn't buy non-refundable plane tickets/accommodations...Because if Harbaugh finds out that Art Briles is interested...
|18 weeks 6 days ago||It wasn't drug related...||
Neither PED nor recreational. Every player was put through the NCAA testing rigors prior to the B10 CG that season (which was how a couple Buckeyes - I believe Noah Spence was one - ended up getting the post-season ziggy).
One poster is in the neighborhood of the truth in this thread. I realize it's more fun to rationalize MSU's success away,but a simple rule of thumb would be, if johnnavarreismyhero is posting it, view it with a HEALTHY dose of skepticism.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||Nope...||
No he wasn't.
|20 weeks 17 hours ago||As others have pointed out...||
It's simply the title from an ESPN piece (Brian Bennett)...Although the idea that Jack Harbaugh "trademarked" the phrase is almost as adorable.
In another note, how much longer is Mark Dantonio going to be allowed to live rent free in the subconscious of so many around here?
|21 weeks 2 days ago||How in the world can anyone type (with a straight face)...||
about MSU's "obsession" with Michigan... Have you not opened a thread on this board in the last 24 hours? Week? Month? 3-4 years? Dantonio has taken up residence - rent free - in the minds of a significant portion of the Michigan fan base.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||Ignoring for one moment that, "this is a thread, here???"||
There were some "sobering" statistics posted here a while back about this type of arson...Bottom line, you're getting out over the tips of your skis a bit.
|27 weeks 6 days ago||I just disagree with...||
Your analysis on that particular play...And having said that, I suppose if providing a quality, objective analysis of the flags in that game...I guess I'll assert that you and I can carpool to the Unemployment Agency.
|28 weeks 9 hours ago||That's really not very...||
Clever or an applicable occupational speculation with respect to what's actually being discussed regarding this topic...
Now if you'd typed, change your prescription bro, and keep your day job, because you're one crappy video editor/examiner...Or change your prescription bro, Because your vision is deteriorating too rapidly...Well, it still wouldn't have been clever, but it'd have made sense.
|28 weeks 9 hours ago||So is that a repudiation of everything I typed...||
Or confirmation that I'm not the only person on the board that saw it as I previously had explained?
I'm guessing I know the answer.
|28 weeks 9 hours ago||Where's the ambiguity you're struggling with?||
II don't think Conklin threw Bolden on to his QB and I think a close examination of the video supports that position...In addition to that, I don't think contact like that merits a targeting ejection.
|28 weeks 9 hours ago||The left arm doesn't appear||
The left arm doesn't appear to be doing that much of anything while Bolden starts his fall onto Cook.
And to further clarify, I don't believe he was holding him up either...Almost as much as I don't believe he tossed him down on to his QB. Bolden saw an opportunity to get a shot on the opposition's QB and he took it. Neither he nor almost anyone else saw the consequence of a targeting ejection.
Just to be clear, I do think he deserved an late hit personal foul call...Just not the targeting ejection.
|28 weeks 9 hours ago||Certainly is second rate quality video...||
But I do think he (Comparoni) is correct in his interpretation of the play.
|28 weeks 9 hours ago||Huh...So this thread happened.||
Good grief...I agree with a few other posters that see a number of dubious (see biased) interpretations regarding a number of these flags.
Am I the only person here that absolutely does NOT think Conklin threw Bolden onto Cook...1) Conklin sees Cook prior to, a reverse play angle shows what appears to be substantial right-arm force being applied (ie away from Cook)...2) so we're saying Conklin threw him ON to his QB? 3) The position and "fluidity" of his left arm immediately after also doesn't really support Seth's assertion.
IMO, Bolden saw an opportunity to take a little shot at Cook and went for it. I didn't think (or perhaps like) to see it labeled targeting, even if it satisfied the letter of the rule, because it wasn't a substantial or potentially substantial hit. Contrast that with Morgan's grazing of a sliding Cook - which looked like a clear target to me and carried with it the potential to do the type of harm the rule's spirit is attempting to eliminate (or at least mitigate) from the sport (I assumed that's who they were checking out on replay initially).
|28 weeks 2 days ago||LOL!!! What???||
So saying, "where'd all the Wolverines go?"...After a big win, surrounded by a pile of MSU fans constitutes a big deal nowadays???
I'd say the OP was being a huge tool, but then I read Greg Henson's article and found I needed to recalibrate the entire toolometer.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||LOL...Adorable.||
I mean you'd have a really strong argument had that been the ONLY incident involving Lewan...But since it's as Ann as the nose on plain's face that it wasn't (and that it did involve multiple players/people from multiple games - hell, ask around about the opinion from his own teammates)...Perhaps you should keep the asinine nonsense to yourself.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||Awesome thread is awesome! nm||
|33 weeks 4 days ago||Then what in the world...||
Is to be done for the other 17 hours in the day, and the last week of the month!!!
|33 weeks 6 days ago||I really don't think ...||
There are more capricious or arbitrary facets to Basketball recruiting, I think the fact that there are demonstrably fewer total recruitments makes it sometimes seem like that.
I also agree with a the perspective of a couple prominent Basketball recruiting analysts: Basketball recruitng, by and large, is a pretty clean endeavor. Of the top 150-or-so recruits in a given year, probably 80+% are clean...Of the top 20 recruits, that number probably shrinks to 20-30%. But again, from a sheer numbers perspective (think of it this way, for the P5 every year you're talking about 1500ish recruitments in football compared to what, somewhere in the 220-240 on the hardwood), it just stands out more when things seemingly go sideways.
Back on the topic of Michigan Hoops recruiting sources, and while I won't throw any parties directly under the bus (that's went poorly in the past regardless of how correct or damning the evidence was), it wouldn't be hard to figure this one out...One Michigan source, after hearing that one of the supporting factors for Michigan's cause in the Winston recruitment, was that he'd only have to sit behind Walton for a year, actually presented the story to his readership as, "Winston was excited about playing with Walton for a year."... C'mon man.
|33 weeks 6 days ago||This is a big part of the problem...||
IMO. The notion that Michigan was ever a decided leader. I'll say this again, but the coverage for Michigan Basketball recruiting is absolutely abysmal. Webb, Balas, dot man...UM insiders just have an absolutely brutal track record with respect to this sport...I mean the list just goes on and on. At some point Michigan fans need to alter their expectations with respect to these sources.
Now that's not to say that Michigan was running fourth for Winston, because by all accounts they were in his top 2 right up through the start of this week. But I think there was pretty good evidence (anecdotal and otherwise) that Michigan trailed MSU by a small - but not inconsiderable - margin. And I think that's been the case for quite some time, regardless of what the above insiders would have had you believe.
Now on to the larger point about Michigan recruiting...I guess it depends on your level of expectation. Frankly, I think Michigan has recruited similar to their status in the college hoops landscape. That said, if you're looking for more (obviously just forget about UK's tier, but let's hypothesize a rise to or near the OSU/MSU level), I'm just not sure that's a realistic endeavor under the current staff (a staff that I'd submit is very good in a couple key areas, and overall). Here's the kicker and the apparent elephant in this "room"... Beilein is kind of a weird guy. Not necessarily socially awkward per se, but certainly socially unique. I don't think there's any question (at least from me) that he doesn't necessarily excel at connecting to recruits on a more visceral/gut level. None of which is to say that one can't enjoy program success (as Beilein has), or even the occasional high level recruiting success (as Beilein has), it just makes this one aspect of program building that much more difficult.
|34 weeks 4 days ago||Actually it appeared to be an...||
Arm injury. And he appeared to be fine not long after.
|36 weeks 6 days ago||Or even in their...||
MRI tube!!! And if this guy asks me to please stop moving ONE MORE TIME!!!
|37 weeks 4 days ago||And they ripped it off...||
From lemmings people. Lemmings.
|37 weeks 6 days ago||He's certainly never...||
rubbe...I mean steered me wrong.
|37 weeks 6 days ago||I'd heard stories about the relative||
dearth of attractive female co-eds at your university, but in the immortal words of George Oscar Bluth..."COME ON!"
|38 weeks 20 hours ago||And how is Izzo generally...||
Perceived and referred to on this and other Michigan sites. I guess hypocrisy ain't just a two way street in Greece.
|38 weeks 6 days ago||It's just another example...||
Of 'licked recruiting wounds' 101. There's no credible evidence that Battle cost Michigan Langford, or that Langford had been a decided Michigan lean.
Contrary to what Webb or Balas (whose track record is absolutely wretched) asserted, there's just no there there.
|44 weeks 21 hours ago||They changed the rule...||
To eliminate any appearances of impropriety. Smart move, IMO. Doesn't change the facts on the clock investigation.
I always find these penalty discussions a bit tedious (particularly when they revolve around holding calls - let alone fuzzy still frame photos of holding calls...), because an MSU fan could rightfully counter with the fact that they should have had one additional timeout, after an on-field officiating miscue that didn't stop the clock after one of Michigan's penalties down the stretch.
|44 weeks 23 hours ago||Not to rain on your...||
And many other Michigan fans' parades...But numerous media outlets, the Big 10 Conference, (including the the conference's coordinator of officiating) have all intensely scrutinized the play in question and reached the same conclusion. There's no proof that something untoward occurred.
The nature of many stadium clocks, at the time (and to this day actually) was such that the display method during the countdown wasn't always represented consistently (additionally stadium clocks that displayed time remaining to the nearest hundredth of a second were incredibly rare), causing some stadium clocks to display a game that still had .99 seconds on it as ':00'...Now that's not the case in that 2001 game. Those investigations or reviews of the play said that the time simply hadn't expired yet.