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|4 hours 54 min ago||Drake Johnson||
rode the pine healing his own injuries before Green went down. If he had been fully healthy coming into last season, I wonder where he would have been on the depth chart.
|10 hours 32 min ago||That's pretty hard to say.||
He would have a had a great opportunity to showcase his skills this season if he had come back. I hope his decision works out for him, but at this point I would only say it might.
|1 day 1 hour ago||McLimans wasn't really under the radar.||
At least not by comparison to Beilein's other early recruits. Scout ranked him ahead of Darius Morris. Colton Christian is a good example, Bielfeldt until this season. His success finding very lightly recruited late pickups is remarkable.
The other Morris mentioned was an Amaker recruit.
|1 day 1 hour ago||Those kind of statements are a lot easier to make||
from the outside looking in. It's hard to put yourself in the place of a young sexual assault victim. I can imagine that going through the legal process can be intimidating, along with the reactions you might have to deal with from a wide range of people. That's why so many assaults go unreported. Accusing a star basketball player at Duke carries extra attention, extra publicity and extra scrutiny, with many people looking for reasons to disbelieve you. All that support you mention will be needed.
|1 day 4 hours ago||It's interesting that you lump Tressel and Meyer together.||
Their approaches were hardly the same. Tressel had a much stronger emphasis on Ohio. Meyer has ruffled some feathers there by not offering a lot of the local players that Tressel would have. Not only is Meyer taking far fewer OH players, but more of the good ones are coming here again.
What they have in common is being the only big dog in a talent rich state. Meyer is using the same strategy as Harbaugh. He just has more local talent to fall back on and longer realationships with national recruits.
|1 day 10 hours ago||I think in this case there's no real difference between the||
different tags. Either one obligates the Lions to pay Suh $26.9M for next season. Having that guarantee makes him harder to sign to a long term deal, since he has the option of simply waiting a year and testing the market then. I don't see another team offering him a deal while he has the non-exclusive tag. Make it one the Lions would happily match and you don't get a chance at Suh next year. Make it so high that the Lions won't match and you get hit with losing two #1s and the hit to your salary cap. You can't beat out the Lions by front loading the offer, since they would be prepared for a very big hit anyway in 2015. It's an unusual situation since Suh's franchise tag is extraordinarily high.
|2 days 24 min ago||Damn, I wanted to know his secret.||
|2 days 2 hours ago||The fraternities should be doing more than helping to pay,||
shouldn't they? If an insurance company paid the claims, they'd sue the fraternities and the individuals to recover their funds.
The claims here might exceed the caps on the insurance for that kind of damage. They might also include things not covered.
|2 days 3 hours ago||McCown got a 3 year deal.||
Does that even mean anything in the NFL?
|2 days 3 hours ago||You get to count one gane vs Division II.||
|2 days 6 hours ago||Free publicity or damage to the brand?||
When you're looking to book a family vacation up north, are you going to choose a resort that you only know of for having fraternities running amok? Or are you going to book another place you've never heard of at all?
The effect of this publicity may take awhile to assess. It's easy to imagine it costing them business. The MGo lawyers can weigh in on this, but I think Treetops needs to file a claim for prospective damges. They don't have time to wait for a definitive answer of how much damage this may do to their brand.
|2 days 7 hours ago||Those insurance policies probably don't cover||
willful property destruction by its members. Fraternity insurers have been cutting back what they will cover.
|3 days 3 hours ago||The real problem is that he didn't inherit enough QBs,||
certainly not enough experience at the position.
|3 days 3 hours ago||Yes, Sanderson has really helped transform some of our||
players. It's really noticeable in some cases, but those are players new to a college S&C program. It's seems like the gains are biggest between their freshman and sophomore years.
|3 days 5 hours ago||He'd make it 10 QBs if you count the 4 walkons||
and a transfer who has to sit out the season.
Our current depth chart has 2 true freshmen, a RS freshman and a junior with very limited and unsuccessful experience. If you were to name one position on the team that could use another player with experience, it's undoubtably QB.
|4 days 4 hours ago||Is it against the rules for Hutch to lend them a pitcher?||
|4 days 5 hours ago||Yes, I can't see how this would ever be an issue for OL.||
It might be for QBs, though. A lot of schools will fill up quickly without sending out many offers. At any position, a player that commits very early may limit his offers.
|4 days 13 hours ago||Sam Mikulak's eligibility ran out last year.||
He's now an assistant coach.
|4 days 13 hours ago||I disagree on several counts.||
I'm not seeing the hypersensitivity here. Nor was the player being portrayed as a victim. Nor do I believe that was something most peope say on a semi-regular basis. I don't see it as an issue involving political correctness either.
The real question is how do you expect your coaches to behave in public? No one other than a coach could act in such a way without serious repercussions. If Vanderbilt expects their coaches to show more self control, that's perfectly understandable. If they don't think he crossed a line with that outburst, that's fine too.
Coaches aren't dictators, even though they might seem that way in dealing with their players. They are both employees and representatives of the school. In Stallings case, the most prominent employee on campus. He's been there a long time. He should know what lines he can't cross and they should know how he interacts with his players. I'd be surprised if this is a problem that can't be solved by a simple apology, as he's already done.
|5 days 20 min ago||If you read the story, you might notice that the punishment||
was handed down by the SEC, not the NCAA.
|5 days 3 hours ago||I think the breakdown is something like 35||
5 stars and 300-350 4 stars each year. It varies according to the service. Shelton Johnson, for example, was #365 and 3* in the 247 composite rankings. There are about 2500 FBS scholarship players in each class.
Aside from that, some of those JuCos would have been ranked higher if they were expected to qualify out of HS.
|5 days 5 hours ago||I predict a fair number of commitments before the season||
plays out, just like every other year.
|5 days 8 hours ago||I would not assume he'll be affordable, especially||
for the Lions who are trying to find cap room for Suh. 30 year old RBs are rarely worth a big contract, at best it's a big gamble.
|5 days 8 hours ago||Expansion would be a knee jerk reaction.||
The Big XII could just as easily have a team knocked out of the playoffs for losing a CCG. It could even have happened last year since TCU and Baylor would have been in the same division. It will be funny when it happens the year they expand.
The Big XII really needs to address their non-conference scheduling. Baylor's was an absolute joke. If they had played anyone, they would have gotten in.
|6 days 1 hour ago||Cincinnati was never getting into the Big Ten because of||
academics. That may change in the future as they are moving towards AAU membership. I think they'd make an excellent target for another conference. I think the Big XII made a mistake taking West Virginia over them.
|6 days 1 hour ago||Why would the Big XII expanding to 12,||
make the Big Ten go past 14? Those kind of moves aren't going to negatively impact the ACC.
|6 days 1 hour ago||Millen actually looks terrible in this story.||
Was he working for Al Davis or WC Ford?
|6 days 4 hours ago||You're being extraordinarily generous||
to Russell. He seemed to be his own worst enemy as far as living up to his potential.
|6 days 6 hours ago||If you're a fan of a Pac-12 school,||
why would you want your schedules watered down with Colorado St or Utah St? Or have three Utah schools? BYU needs to find a comference that will accept them for just football, like the old Big East used to do.
The Big XII would seem to be the only realistic spot among the power 5, since only they have reason to expand for expansion's sake. I don't like the argument that lacking a championship game kept them out of the playoffs. It could just as easily go the other way this season. TCU and Baylor would surely be in the same division. There might have been an upset anyway.
The most correctable reason they were left out were were their horrible non-conference schedules. Baylor played only cupcakes. They deserved to be snubbed for that alone.
|6 days 23 hours ago||I'm sure you're right, but Harbaugh hasn't even||
been here two months yet. Tolbert even less.