maybe i should have had greg howard write the brandon obit.
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|16 hours 18 min ago||This is very poor on behalf of the SEC||
I can understand them saying that head coaches can't speak...or even head coaches can't attend.
But you're taking away an opportunity from all of your assistant coaches. Like I've said 2-3 times already, this event is PERFECT for the Roy Manning's of the coaching world.
You get to basically go to a convention, learn, and meet a bunch of other coaches who could potentially hire you down the road.
It's a camp for the kids and in a way a job interview/camp for young assistant coaches.
If you're a Manning or a Jay Harbaugh or a Mike Hart...this is a valuable learning opportunity AND offers so much exposure.
Head coaches across the country will see how you teach, how you interact with these kids, etc. - to me that's huge.
Very poor decision by the SEC - but not surprising.
|16 hours 29 min ago||(No subject)||
|22 hours 9 min ago||Why dang?||
Admittedly, I'm partially responding to your post because as a D1 athletics administrator I feel there are misconceptions about taking a medical and I hope more folks read this because it's at the top.
I ask, why dang? There is a HUGE difference between this and what Saban does. This isn't paying a doctor or forcing a doctor or even suggesting to a doctor that a player needs to go a medical hardship so that it frees up a scholarship.
If Hatch could play basketball at the D1, I firmly believe he would be on scholarship at the University of Michigan. Unfortunately, he cannot. I wasn't able to get to a practice today, but I've had multiple folks tell me that he just physically can't move like he used to. He himself admitted on Gameday that he can't do the things he wants.
So when you take this into consideration, add in that he's BEEN a D1 basketball player, he's SCORED at MICHIGAN in his career.
The big thing you need to add into consideration is that if HATCH wants, this changes NOTHING except him playing in actual games. He can practice with the team, he can help run practice, he can travel, he can eat the same team meal, he can have a locker, he can watch film, he can scrimmage, he can go overseas with the team, he can go to study hall with the team, everything. During games he can even be on the bench (probably in a polo and khakis). He just cannot enter the game.
He can have his senior day, he can do all of these things. The medical does not take any of this away. These options would all be between he and the coaching staff.
So what I'm saying is, nothing really changes...because he wasn't playing anyway. This in the end, could very well just take away those 60 seconds he gets to stand on the court while Andrew Dakich dribbles around and lets the time expire. That's it. But he's already done that before...so it's that REALLY that big of a deal?
Ask any walk-on or kid who rode the bench...they much prefer the practices, the bus rides home, the flights, the stories locker room, team film, etc. - once you've done the "end of game" thing a couple times...it's not that big of a deal anymore. Especially if you've scored.
So let's see what Hatch's involvement is moving forward, because he still has an opportunity to be a big part of the program and earn an incredible degree from the University of Michigan (for free).
The kid survived two plane crashes - he'll be fine not having the opportunity to stand on the court maybe 5, 10, 15 more times during blowouts. He can stand on the court whenever else he wants. This doesn't limit access.
Please excuse the rant and any typos...have to get back to work. Will check back later for corrections. In the end do NOT confuse this for an SEC/Urban Meyer type move, it's not even close. If Hatch transfers to Indiana St. and plays 3 years, THEN we all should take issue with this. That's not what is happening.
|1 day 15 hours ago||illegal block M||
Do not buy, you will not be allowed into any games.
|2 days 11 hours ago||Because of fantasy football...||
You seem like a fantasy football enthusiast.
|2 days 11 hours ago||That said...||
If you're going to break out a portion of the season.
Playoffs in all of the big sports are obviously awesome for sports fans. No one can deny the World Cup.
But I feel like those answers are cheating.
|2 days 11 hours ago||College football, no question||
I'll watch gameday in the morning, games all day and the west coast game at night.
I love it.
And now they're putting those SEC games late so it's even better than watching Fresno St./Hawaii, but I was perfectly fine with that game too.
I watch the games on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, whenever.
College football is unlike anything else and no one will be able to tell me different.
No other sport puts as much of a value on wins as college football, and not just wins, but how you win. Trying to be top 5.
NFL, if you lose, so what...as long as you win your division or stay in the wild card, you're good. There is not the same week to week emphasis.
In college football, if you lose, you're automatically MORE interested to see what has to happen so you can make up for the loss and stay in the hunt.
In college basketball, you want to win your conference (or conference tournament) for sure, that's exciting...but the bigger issue is how you're playing at the end of the season (assuming you're in the tournament).
|2 days 11 hours ago||Great game by the Wings tonight||
Need to bring it up one more notch to close it out on Monday.
|2 days 13 hours ago||Agreed.||
I'm done posting for awhile. Laptop closed.
Shit, that was money. I don't even want to read the rest of the thread.
|2 days 13 hours ago||It's not that hard to believe...||
Look at tradition, location and competition...take these among a number of other factors and it's easy to see why they do. It's no big deal either.
|2 days 13 hours ago||And Eastern Michigan.||
aka The Factory
|2 days 13 hours ago||Who cares?||
For some reason we've made such a big deal about spring game attendance on this blog this year. WAY more than any other.
It's the frickin spring game.
|2 days 17 hours ago||Don't lie||
...you're totally watching.
|2 days 17 hours ago||We have 2 RB commits||
...and one LB who's willing to play FB.
|2 days 17 hours ago||For those saying 3 is too many||
...look south to Columbus.
|3 days 8 hours ago||Agreed.||
|3 days 10 hours ago||Patron and Lemonade||
...switching to Magic Hat #9.
Keep it light tonight, too damn hot for heavy shit.
|3 days 11 hours ago||Quidditch||
|3 days 14 hours ago||Nice work, as always||
Still looking at about 20?
|3 days 14 hours ago||Alabama has Tosh Lupoi now?||
And Saban wants to talk about US cheating? He hired fucking TOSH LUPOI!!!
|3 days 14 hours ago||Awesome stats||
But "what's not to like"...his foot speed, his vertical, his overall athleticism.
I mean, you made me be an ass when I didn't want to with the condescending question.
I'm excited to watch this kid grow and progress, but the question makes it sound like we just signed Kevin Love. You could find things not to like about 99% of the kids in the country. Davis is one of them.
|3 days 14 hours ago||Physics.||
|3 days 14 hours ago||This are awesome||
Man is smart, but people...people are dumb as FUCK.
I love it.
|3 days 14 hours ago||Young Assistants should be all over this...||
A chance to network and move up in your career.
As I said in another thread...I actually think it would be smart to go...learn some things that'll make you a better head coach down the road (plus you secretly get to spy on Michigan). But if I'm the Roy Manning's of college football? I'm THERE. No question.
You get 2 per school, me and my other young aspiring coach could go together and learn a ton.
Bring your resume and show your stuff, a great way to move up in the coaching ranks and build relationships.
|3 days 14 hours ago||Jeez||
We've done it 3 times and it was a REALLY cool idea for at least 2 of them.
So odd seeing people so passionate about this like it's been a dumb idea for years.
I agree that we can let it go...but it's not a resounding "FUCK NO!" or "NOOOOOOO!" or "HELL NAW!!" like some have said.
That just makes it sound like it was a bad idea to begin with.
|3 days 15 hours ago||Makes me sick to my stomach.||
Please lock now...all the info needed is in the OP.
|3 days 15 hours ago||If you're an assistant coach||
I actually think it would be smart to go...learn some things that'll make you a better head coach down the road (plus you secretly get to spy on Michigan).
But if I'm the Roy Manning's of college football? I'm THERE. No question.You get 2 per school, me and my other young aspiring coach could go together and learn a ton.
This is a big time toll move and fuck you to Saban and Co, but it's actually a REALLY sweet idea for assistant coaches.
|3 days 15 hours ago||(No subject)||
|3 days 15 hours ago||Better Person||
Hell no. You ARE a douche.
But you're also a douche if you went to UM-Flint/UM-Dearborn and says you went to UofM leading someone to believe it was The University of Michigan (in Ann Arbor).
|3 days 22 hours ago||Probably because the Mark Hollis the MSU AD||
promised him $100,000 in Kraft macaroni trade and Gene Smith matched that offer.
Douchebag, fuck that guy.