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|15 hours 31 min ago||100% is a false standard for measuring safety,||
or practically anything else. We don't make decisions on that basis. You were the one suggesting the solution of removing women from those jobs.That's an unreasonable reaction to their not being 100% safe. It's not a standard you would apply to other safety issues in football, nor the type of solution you would advocate.
|16 hours 16 min ago||I'll replace the word "should" for you.||
Employers are legally obligated to provide a safe working environment for their employees. This is not something they merely should do.
|16 hours 27 min ago||This is probably the stupidest analogy I've ever seen.||
Female athletic trainers are not going out looking for trouble. They're simply doing their jobs in the environment that their employers provide. If that setting is unsafe, that's the problem. There are better solutions than not hiring women. I would say that's one of the worst possible responses.
|17 hours 12 min ago||You're assuming poorly.||
His popularity belies this story being common knowledge. I'd only heard vague rumors.
|21 hours 10 min ago||Here's another.||
Then there's this. Only a single 2* rating in June.
We're talking about commitments. The number of players unranked at the time of their offers is not small.
|1 day 10 hours ago||Just a little correction, Weaver ended up with Pitt, where||
the players go to Cancun for spring break. Swenson is going to OU.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Henderson? Maybe you mean Hamilton, but he was nowhere||
near a top 100 player.
|1 day 11 hours ago||What weights are currently listed on the roster?||
I assumed they were from fall camp and Shelton Johnson would still be listed at where he came in at.
|1 day 17 hours ago||It's a quiet period. Despite the nomenclature, it has nothing||
to do with talking to recruits. Coaches just aren't allowed in person contact off campus.
|2 days 14 hours ago||Your quote, applies 100% to itself.||
|2 days 15 hours ago||No, he tweeted that another Gilman player was going||
to Stanford with Hamillton. It turned out to be their RB.
|2 days 16 hours ago||Didn't Poggi just take a new HS job?||
|2 days 18 hours ago||He was talked about as a position coach candidate last year,||
but maybe that was uninformed speculation. It's quite possible that he was only being considered for the analyst job he seems to be taking now.
|2 days 18 hours ago||We have two openings, with TJ West and Soup Campbell||
leaving. Harbaugh is consistently hiring overqualified people when he can. And he can, because working for him is a good career move.
|2 days 18 hours ago||We're going to see more great players voluntarily||
shorten their careers, with good reason. Just like we adjust for statistics in different eras, we should adjust our thinking about longevity.
|2 days 18 hours ago||His frequent injuries and desire to retire are cause and effect,||
are they not? The idea that players should continue to compete until their bodies are completely broken down to win our admiration is one I don't share. I'd rather judge them based on their best five or so years, not on how well they avoided injuries or the health risks they were willing to take.
|2 days 23 hours ago||So the HOF isn't for great players?||
OK, I must have been confused about that.
|3 days 9 hours ago||Joint scrimmages are not allowed.||
RR was pushing for NCAA to change that rule while he was here.
You're wrong about the SEC schedules. Look at what they have coming up this season. The opening weekend has Bama at USC, LSU at Wisconsin, Georgia at UNC, Ole Miss at FSU, etc. That's better than what the Big Ten is foing.
I still see no advantage whatsoever to playing at UAB. How is this better than just playing a one off game at an SEC school, Miami, a Texas school, etc? It's 100 x worse than the home and homes we have scheduled already. Alabama is never going to be one of our main recruiting areas.
It was just a joke in the first place.
|3 days 11 hours ago||I'm not seeing anything to gain from playing at UAB.||
OVs for the other team is a big stretch. UAB only gets a limited number and they aren't likely to be recruiting anyone we would consider taking. They're not going to host a bunch of 5* and 4* kids under some illusion that they're interested in UAB. We play at most one out of conference road game a year. We can find a better recruiting area for us and far, far better opponents. Most of our exposure is going to come from TV anyway. If we want to do UAB a favor we can offer to hold a joint camp with them down there.
It would basically be the equivalent of Alabama playing at EMU just to get in a dig at us. I'm pretty sure the universal reaction would be to laugh at them. We'd generate the same reaction playing there.
|3 days 11 hours ago||I think calling this pushing the envelope is being extremely||
generous to Sankey and the SEC. They just don't want us invading their backyard. I'm sure they'd have nothing to say if we were going to San Diego. There is absolutely nothing unusual about practicing during breaks. There are even NCAA regulations that specifically address it. It's not as if we are actually holding extra practices. That seems to be their main complaint, but I wonder if they did any research to see what other teams and sports do. There's also nothing unprecedented about holding practices at a high school or down south in cold weather. I don't think they will be the only Michigan team down there this winter.
|3 days 13 hours ago||Didn't they go to Fresno because of John Baxter's||
connections and Caleb Kelly?
|3 days 15 hours ago||You could say Chris Partridge was hired after we signed||
Jabril, if you're trying to make it look suspect. Of course those were two different coaching staffs and Partridge was out of work after his job with Rutgers fell through.
I could see how people might question hiring coaches after signing their players. A dishonest coach might offer a quid pro quo. But what's shady about hiring coaches whose players you want to sign to future classes? I must be missing something there. It's not like we're funneling them money while they're still at their HS jobs. Everything is in the open and they have to follow all the rules for recruiting.
Other than Bush, the players we got from Prattville and Flanagan were four of the lowest ranked recruits in our class. Not a very good return if we're doing something unethical.
|3 days 15 hours ago||We're going to IMG at the right time.||
I doubt their players are there during the summer. They should be back home with their families.
IMG runs a huge number of summer camps already. That's pretty much their business.
|3 days 17 hours ago||I'd put them in places where we've already gotten players.||
Prattville, Paramus, Pembroke Pines, Concord, Covington, etc. Let's try to utilize and strengthen connections we've already made.
|3 days 17 hours ago||We're seeing one of the results of the satellite swarm.||
Our staff got to work with numerous HS coaches in their element. Harbaugh has said he wants to hire HS coaches and these camps became scouting trips for coaches, not just players.
|3 days 17 hours ago||Failing that, they could still hold bowl practices up here.||
They do practice during Christmas break, after all. Let their kids experience snow. King and Cass Tech probably won't object if Bama wants to upgrade their facilities.
|3 days 18 hours ago||Of course, these aren't actually predictions.||
SF winning next year was a sign of what was to come.It was pretty funny overall, with some nice details thrown in.
|3 days 18 hours ago||That's right. At the time having to fire Tressel seemed like||
a significant punishment. That it didn't work out that way was just chance. Meyer happened to be available at the perfect time for them.
|3 days 18 hours ago||I appreciate how much thought you put into this post.||
I'm still curious if it ends up having much value. As you point out, the sites are inconsistent in how well they even try to rank players. I also wonder what is the best way to treat recruits who have one big negative outlier, or in the case of low rated recruits, one big positive outlier. I would think the outlier's ranking is less valuable if old, more valuable if recent. I suspect that the 247 composite formula tends to overweight outliers.
|3 days 20 hours ago||How many decommits has he had from top in-state players?||
I don't know of any. It's not easy to pry away local kids who grew up dreaming of playing for OSU.