FWIW. Michigan doesn't seem inclined to get re-involved.
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|5 hours 35 min ago||If the money is supposed to come from TV revenue,||
it wouldn't cost the small schools very much. MAC schools take in less than $80,000 a year from their TV contract. Most small schools are probably in the same ballpark.
|8 hours 43 min ago||All of the writers here are in favor of O'Bannon's case.||
The initial claim was pretty simple. The NCAA deserves to get slapped for licensing use of the players' likenesses without their consent. So far though, that's a pyrrhic victory for the players. In my uninformed opinion, the vast majority would prefer to be in those EA games without getting paid, than to have the franchise disappear.
I've yet to see Brian or any of his fine staff propose a coherent plan for distributing the 50% of TV revenue they would get. It's easy to be for paying the players more. Figuring out a good way to do so is not. Here are some questions.
1. How do you decide how much each school pays?
Would you have each school pay based purely on their own revenue, every school in a conference pay the same amount, every FBS school pay the same share of the total, or something else? How would you handle the revenue for post-season games?
2. How is the money to be split up among the players?
Do they all get equal shares, is pay based on class, or is their pay individually negotiated?
3. Are schools limited to the figure they're obligated to pay or can they go higher?
I'm working under the assumption that there will be players unions. They will also be negotiating issues like roster size and eligibility requirements
4. How should these unions be composed? One giant nationwide union for each sport, individual unions across multiple sports for each school, or something else? What about walkons? Do you prefer an alternative to player unions?
5. How would you handle schools that object to this system and want to opt out? Do they have to drop varsity football altogether or can they move to a lower division? What if networks still want to televise their games?
6. How would you treat athletes in sports that bring in revenue at their particular schools, but not nationwide, like hockey?
I think some of the pro-NCAA arguments are difficult to make in the absence of a specific plan. There's usually fear of change, especially when that change could take many different forms, with quite different repercussions. It's easy to make sport of competitive balance concerns by throwing Indiana State out there. It's not so easy if a Notre Dame or Texas can pay far more than anyone else, including us.
|13 hours 56 min ago||ha ha ha||
Cosidering what happened here the last time a coach came in here and changed the "country club atmosphere" that some decried, that's very funny.
|14 hours 55 min ago||Two more dismissals were added to the story||
since you posted the link.
|1 day 8 hours ago||"very, very soon"||
That sounds an awful lot like this Sunday to me.
|1 day 8 hours ago||I believe Sam was in contact||
with people who cover Alabama that thought McMillon was a plan B recruit for them. Since he was planning to commit soon, his timeline didn't match up well with theirs.
|1 day 12 hours ago||I know we're not allowed call each other names here.||
It's impolite and lowers the level of discourse.
But you're an idiot.
|1 day 15 hours ago||I'd add Drew Smyly.||
I'd add Drew Smyly.
|3 days 5 hours ago||What's to stop them, or any other foreign teams,||
from poaching college players mid-season? Unlike this signing, that would be a big problem for college basketball.
|3 days 5 hours ago||Schools picking which 66 of them qualify||
would be a nearly impossible and bloody process.
|3 days 7 hours ago||yes and no||
We'll be seeing even more competition for a lot of our recruits. We're already starting to go up frequently against the schools that take those one and dones.
|3 days 9 hours ago||Using such offensive language||
isn't a good way to make a point about being offended.
|3 days 10 hours ago||It hasn't been long since he could have||
gone straight to the NBA. I don't think that was a time free from shady dealings in the college game. If you were to take the top 20 players off the table, wouldn't college programs and their boosters want the next 20 just as much? Probably even more, since they're less likely to be one and done.
|3 days 14 hours ago||Most basketball players are pretty skinny,||
especially guards. Let's not forget that Caris played awfully well last season. Adding some muscle is good, transforming his body type is not necessary.
|3 days 19 hours ago||He's also grown an inch.||
He's listed now at 6'9". That makes it easier to put on good weght.
|3 days 19 hours ago||Bielfeldt played zero minutes at the 4 last season.||
I predict more of the same this season. He may be called upon as an emergency 5 more often, but his change in class designation on the roster signals to me that he's not competing for serious playing time.
|4 days 12 hours ago||Rice said Michigan didn't recruit him||
until after he'd already made up his mind. Given all of his off the court problems, it's not a decision I'll question.
|4 days 12 hours ago||Do we take a wing and a guard in 2015?||
We've widened our recruiting net lately, but I wonder where McQuaid would fall on Beilein's board. A combo guard sure looks to be the top priority.
|1 week 8 hours ago||You do realize you're talking about Jones' second class?||
It sounds like you don't.
|1 week 14 hours ago||Beamer's at the top of my list, too.||
He's as classy a coach as I've seen. I have a soft spot for John L. Smith. He's not a great coach, but he was entertaining and doesn't take himself too seriously.
|1 week 14 hours ago||Didn't he give out scholarships||
to an unusally high number of walkons? They had attrition with the coaching change and they were available. Isn't that better than leaving them open? That's what he probably would have done if he couldn't recruit for those spots in the next class.
|1 week 1 day ago||The weights of every returning player||
are listed as exactly the same as last year. Pretty clear they haven't been updated yet.
|1 week 1 day ago||Yup, just like McLimans||
Yup, just like McLimans before him.
|1 week 1 day ago||It's mentioned in the comment you responded to||
|1 week 1 day ago||It doesn't look that way, Don.||
from the mlive.com article
|1 week 1 day ago||Loud noises at night||
will likely draw more complaints from nearby residents.
|1 week 1 day ago||OP, you might add||
that he has been suspended for 3 games.
|1 week 1 day ago||I think it's not even close in the other direction.||
Your first point is what does it for me. It was apparent that GERG knew practically nothing about the 3-3-5 when he was canned. He either didn't bother to or was incapable of learning it. My vote is for the former. As far as Obi Ezeh, after he had been replaced by Demens, it was RR who had to intervene after GERG sent him back out to MLB. Maybe GERG would have been competent running his own system, but as far as doing the job he was hired to do, he's the worst ever in my book.
No doubt Borges had a bad year in 2013. He didn't adapt well to the big hole in our offense. He wasn't so bad until then so I don't know where to place him overall. Agree completely with your last point.
|1 week 2 days ago||It's only fair to have a waiver||
for coaches that were hired before their kids were born.
|1 week 2 days ago||So Patrick Beilein||
would have had to go somewhere else? Also Andy Moeller, Jason Carr and many more, even Roger Reid. Do we really need more restrictive rules from the NCAA? I don't think it's a shady move, but even if it were, the cure would be worse than the problem.