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|8 hours 1 min ago||Shouldn't this be our default position with every commit?||
Harding had done nothing to suggest he's looking around or wavering, at least nothing I've seen. Nobody is truly 100% to stay in the class, but there should be something beyond pure speculation to suggest someone is likely to leave. I would think that if Harbaugh didn't want him, he'd have left already.
|11 hours 18 min ago||Thanks, Colonel, but do you really think that's||
what Phil Fulmer meant? I hope not.
|11 hours 23 min ago||He should take it..||
He could make a couple of trades and find better homes for his former players. At the rate they're going, the Kings might fire him before UK has hired a replacement.
|15 hours 10 min ago||50% of koalas have chlamydia.||
You should have his carcass tested before throwing him in a pot.
|17 hours 43 min ago||Yes. Robin Benzing, the last German that signed,||
never got cleared by the NCAA and stayed home. Wagner had not yet passed the test for foreign students when he signed either. He also had pro options at home, similar to some of our hockey recruits. This was definitely good news for the worrywarts among us.
|1 day 8 hours ago||If Hackett is sticking with his July 1-ish announcement||
timeframe, which he recently confirmed, the decision should have been made by now. They need a little time to work out any possible snags.
|1 day 12 hours ago||mGrowOld||
You're quite well-spoken, so I feel compelled to point out the word you wanted was "rending". I prefer not to play the role of a grammar nazi, so I'll shut up now.
<And this being MGoBlog, there were cleverer people beating me to the punch.>
|1 day 13 hours ago||Bad expansion could weaken the Big XII.||
Like adding Houston and SMU. I'm not expecting it to happen, though. I think they're in good shape if they stand pat.
I think there are two decent candidates among the schools they could plausibly get; Cincinnati and BYU. Cincinnati is a bit of a gamble, but they'll recruit better in a major conference. They would give them a bit of a bridge towards WVU and probably bring in more viewers other mid-majors. BYU is a good fit for football, but brings scheduling problems, even if they are a football only member.
|1 day 15 hours ago||If you respected Hoke, you wouldn't be calling him||
a bumbling moron. That shows a complete lack of class on your part. I respect him and have never seen a need for name calling, no matter how disappointing his results. He's a good coach who was in over his head. We would have been lucky to have him in a lesser capacity.
|1 day 17 hours ago||Whatever the athletes prefer is fine by me.||
If it also helps in recruiting, great.
I've got one Adidas cap. All the other Michigan shirts and caps I own are neither Adidas or Nike although many date back to when we were with Nike. They're all licensed to other companies like Champion, which I believe make up the great majority of Michigan apparel on the market. My favorite is still a Steve & Barry's hoodie. I don't begrudge anyone for having their preference, but I'm not buying jerseys and I doubt I'd notice any difference.
|2 days 2 hours ago||David Boren was likely better known than the governor||
before becoming OU's president. He was a governor and US senator there for 20 years. He also knows how to keep his name in the media.
|2 days 2 hours ago||Rutgers got the BTN added to cable packages in NJ.||
Anything in NYC would be a bonus.
|2 days 5 hours ago||The ACC looked shaky for a little while.||
Who knows what might have happened if we had taken Georgia Tech or UVA instead of Rutgers. Now they've got a good tv contract and a very high exit fee. They also expanded to protect themselves. They can survive losing a couple more schools, if need be.
|2 days 7 hours ago||I don't believe there is any push towards||
mega-conferences anymore. It was driven by the possible collapse of the Big XII, or less likely, the ACC. That's passed and what's the point of including mid-majors? It's a great deal for them, because they add far less value than the revenue they'll siphon off. It's possible the Big XII will go to 12, but I'd expect that to be the last expansion for some time. I won't be at all surprised if they stand pat at ten.
|2 days 8 hours ago||If we go to 20, I don't give a damn who we add.||
The only sensible reason would be to spiit the conference into new and old divisions for football and basketball. Scheduling would be real simple; single and double round-robins respectively, with no crossover games until the post-season.
I can see no good points to any other form of expansion in the Big Ten. It no longer looks like one of the power 5 conferences will implode, so the idea of 4, 16 team superconferences is off the table.
|2 days 8 hours ago||Expanding because of last year's playoffs||
would be stupidly reactionary. They could just as easily had a team knocked out in the conference championship. They should require their schools actually play someone in the non-conference schedules, as the SEC has done.
Baylor played SMU, Buffalo and Northwestern State in their three non-con games last season. It'll be SMU, Rice and Lamar this season. That's why they didn't deserve to get in.
|2 days 8 hours ago||"extremely elusive"?||
You and I weren't watching the same #33 during the spring game. I'd like to see him contribute this fall too, but I wouldn't put elusiveness on a list of his best attributes.
|2 days 15 hours ago||The same kind that trolls them at 3PM,||
or any other time of day.
|2 days 15 hours ago||Washington said it right after a recruiting visit.||
|2 days 15 hours ago||There's a lot of apparel officially licensed to other.||
|2 days 17 hours ago||Was that the one Adolphus Washington recited?||
If you just show up to class, it's impossible to fail.
|2 days 18 hours ago||If I was a Bama fan, I'd find these hilarious.||
|3 days 7 hours ago||It's the smallest class of scholarship players I can remember.||
14 of them plus 10 walk-ons and a few transfers.
|3 days 8 hours ago||I like your work and appreciate the effort,||
but you've been fretting way too much about the recruiting by the assistants. Not just today. None of us know exactly how their responsibilities are divided.
|3 days 8 hours ago||Upshur just said he is announcing on August 8.||
These timelines all fit nicely when we don't have many spots left. Let's hope it's no coincidence that these guys are all announcing relatively soon.
|3 days 11 hours ago||I don't know about that.||
That kind of expansion hurts the existing teams by watering down their schedules. I'd expect Toronto and Montreal fans to welcome a Grand Rapids team the same way we did Rutgers.
|3 days 12 hours ago||He called me once when he was in the area.||
i wasn't home. Probably just as well.
|3 days 13 hours ago||Nah, I don't think so.||
There's no way we're going to get all the LBs on that list and hold onto the ones already committed. There's already at least one posible greyshirt in the class too.
|3 days 13 hours ago||Looks like the staff has moved on.||
Hawkins is deciding soon and Mitchell is looking more likely as of late. Fitzpatrick still isn't solid to Louisville. He just got an offer from Minny and scheduled a visit there. Maybe we'll be an option for him down the road depending on what the NJ recruits do.
|3 days 20 hours ago||This doesn't help sign a bigger class in 2016.||
We're already allowed to backdate the maximum of three early entries. That's based on how many recruits were in the class of 2015, not whether you're under the 85 limit for the season.
You and some of others here, might feel less uncomfortable if you weren't making up things to worry about.