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|1 week 4 days ago||Or even in their...||
MRI tube!!! And if this guy asks me to please stop moving ONE MORE TIME!!!
|2 weeks 1 day ago||And they ripped it off...||
From lemmings people. Lemmings.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||He's certainly never...||
rubbe...I mean steered me wrong.
|2 weeks 4 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!"
|2 weeks 5 days 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.
|3 weeks 4 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.
|8 weeks 5 days 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.
|8 weeks 5 days 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.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||As soon as it...||
Loses its first boxing match.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Add some colors and a propeller...||
To the top of that hat, and I'd bet my last dollar that that's WD!
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Gold Jerry! GOLD!||
Well played sir.
|10 weeks 12 hours ago||Some scoop on this one...||
Kareem was a pretty solid MSU lean for some time (including relatively recently). Father was uncertain initially, not due to a personal issue with MSU, rather there was a confluence of factors. Father views Kareem as a 3/4 OLB or a 4/3 WDE - he had some concerns MSU wanted to get him inside and soon. They had a pretty strong familiarity with MSU's program and weren't enamored with the depth chart initially (father thought Cooper and Sweat were/are potential high-end stuff - even as an MSU fan that sounds dubious to me). Kareem was pretty steadfast in his preference and I was told the father was coming along. Then 2 weeks ago, MSU received the King and Robertson verbals. I'm told that gave the son 'just enough' to think about someplace else, and gave the father enough ammunition to reinforce his initial hesitation.
As for the Bama visit last week, I don't know about that one. Is that the compromise candidate? Or does he stay in the neighborhood and go Blue? I feel like it's pretty safe to say it's going to be one of the two.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||What in the world are some of you talking about???||
If we can just get pinky to chime in we'll be able to check all our perpetually aggrieved posters boxes...
He's referred to Coach Harbaugh on a couple previous occasions in which the subject came up...I can't even believe that was an actual story/headline! Seemed like a very cordial gathering amongst some of the best college football coaches in the country...And James Franklin.
|12 weeks 17 hours ago||I'm going to agree with the Solid Verbal's take...||
Look if you can get by some factual errors and dubious assertions (which as another poster noted, recruiting is 'chock fulla')...It's just a little low rent.
I also tend to agree with GRbluefans perspective of less talk more walk. Well, that an anytime pinky and johnnavarre chime in with an opinion, distance from said opinion, is almost always the prudent course.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||I realize facts and you aren't...||
Often on speaking terms...But it's awfully difficult to make that assertion with respect to the B10...There were some long and inglorious stretches for the league back when it was termed the Big 2 and the little 8.
All of that said, you're a funny guy...
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Is that the inimitable Mr Dorsey???||
If it is, I'm somewhat glad you brought him up. As he's certainly a player many pointed to - at the time - as yet another casualty of Michigan's more onerous academic requirements...Of course he couldn't get into Louisville, Miami or South and Central Florida either...Because he failed to meet the NCAA minimum standards.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Protip 4...||
Hypocrisy is universally "adored"...And you should teach a graduate level course!
Are you aware what the differences in requirements are for each of the various FBS conferences? Or of more relevance to this discussion, the P5 conferences?
For an incoming HS athlete there essentially aren't any. If you make the NCAA minimum damn near every school in the FBS can get you in. Michigan can. Ohio State can. Oregon can. Texas can. And yes, even Alabama can.
Now, your position would have more merit if this discussion centered on junior college athletes (and perhaps I should have noted that earlier). Regarding that prospective pool, the B10 does have legitimate and demonstrably more onerous requirements placed on the student-athlete. But I'm not sure that was ever really a factor in this discussion.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Save the condescension...||
For a better fit. I'm fully aware of each tier of the academic qualification process (I went through it)...I'm also fully aware of a number of the aforementioned schools' requirements (went through that too).
Let me put it to you this way, there has not been, nor will there be, an example of a prospective football recruit that Harbaugh and company truly want, that they couldn't get into the school as long as that prospective recruit meets the NCAA and Conference's minimum standard. Low qualifiers, non-qualifiers...It's all already been done in Ann Arbor, and unless Harbaugh and the University officially change policy, it'll be done again.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Meh...||
I don't think there's a school in the league that's going to load up on academic risks...The point was and remains, that academic qualification has not been - and most likely will continue to not be - a reason Michigan Football loses out on a recruit it truly wants...And that's been the case for a long time. From low-qualifiers to actual non qualifiers. Where there was a will, there's been a way.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Nah, it's nonsense...||
The admissions policies for the general student populations at UM and EMU are obviously different...And while some of the anecdotes offered up are worth some consideration (including RichRod taking too many recruits of a certain academic profile)...For the right talent, Michigan has and will take an NCAA minimum qualifier...And the bottom line remains that Michigan's admittance standards (perhaps floor would be a more apt term for the right situation) are no different (again, for prospective football recruits) than Alabama's or MSU's or Oregon's.
The poster in this thread that observed that Northwestern has a higher minimum standard is correct, and as I understand it, Wisconsin has a very specific core course requirement that also can affect potential acceptance (although I've also been told that their GPA/test score scale is essentially the same as everyone else's.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Don't start with this nonsense...||
"Of course some of those "battles" will appear lost because the kid in question does not qualify academically at Michigan. "
There isn't a battle to be lost (due to academics) against any other B10 (or FBS for that matter) school. Until we have clear evidence of a change in procedure, the acceptance standard at Michigan is the exact same as OSU, or IU, or KU, UCLA, UF etc...The NCAA minimum.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Well I know I don't wanna be the...||
Guy that points out that the MVP was Messiah deWeaver, then!!!
|17 weeks 4 days ago||Are folks aware that...||
That the formerly Harbaugh-led 49'ers picked up Winston last year? I think he signed with the Browns this off season, too.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||I don't think...||
MSU fudged their numbers. The lower bowl holds 60k and I don't have any problem with an assertion that it was 80%ish full. It was a pretty good crowd by all counts.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||Actually MSU's celebrate the State...||
Or whatever the heck it was called, was a pretty good (and forward thinking) idea from MSU's Ath Dept. They'd originally signed 3 for 1 deals with each of the in-state MACs, for which in return for an Eagle, Chippewa and Bronco home date, they all granted MSU massive discounts for their 9 trips to East Lansing.
The deal ended up being such a massive discount for MSU, that EMU requested out last year - as the money they'd receive, even from having one of the in-state B10 teams come to Ypsilanti, wouldn't make up for the lump sum payout they typically receive while being sacrificed at the altar of the Power 5...
|22 weeks 7 hours ago||So at this point...||
We've established that you certainly didn't see it coming...
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Poor pinky...||
Absent this guy
I'm just not sure you'll ever quite "get there"...http://fivethirtyeight.com/datalab/tom-izzo-is-the-best-coach-in-modern-ncaa-tournament-history-by-far/
The man's a damn good coach, frankly it isn't even arguable at this point. Michigan will be fine. Go get carburetor-size block of cheddar...
|27 weeks 5 days ago||Sure was!!!||
Right up until Cook absolutely trucked Delano Hill...On the opening series...
|27 weeks 5 days ago||Fair to say that you're not much...||
Of a Michigan football fan, eh?
|27 weeks 6 days ago||Your comment about the state of the economy...||
And population trends seems a bit "muddled". I mean, the primary motivating factor behind a decision to move to or from a region is economics.