"Jim's a tough guy and you can see his personality is all over this football team," Fitzgerald said.
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|3 years 27 weeks ago||Good read, but do we really||
Good read, but do we really have to call every single person who's name is Campbell 'soup?' I dunno, maybe it's just me.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||So you're saying if you||
So you're saying if you qualify at Colorado State you qualify at Michigan? Huh?
Also, telling Peace he wants him at cornerback is NOT the same thing as what Dooley did, not at all. Dooley is worse for pulling this 1 month from signing day and being as vague as you possibly can with a recruit about their intentions, as opposed to Rodriguez who laid it out for Peace and let him make the choice. Not the same thing. That's not splitting hairs
As for Barnes, he slow played him. He didn't call him up and say "Hey bro, you might possibly maybe might should start possibly perhaps start looking around, cuz, uh we're not sure we want you." He stopped communicating, but never "pulled" his offer.
I think Dooley looks worse perhaps because of all the other negative publicity regarding transfers out of his program, but I can say that Dooley is a slimeball for the way he treats recruits and not say the same about Rodriguez.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Shane won MVP at that||
Shane won MVP at that aforementioned camp.
|3 years 42 weeks ago||I think this means the||
I think this means the coaches are set on taking a 3rd running back in this class. Glad to see they've turned the page so quickly on Dunn. The fact Perkins is being recruited as a RB is already an advantage over the other schools. If it doesn't work out there, he can always switch positions. This guy will fit nicely in the Big Ten.
|3 years 42 weeks ago||He's being recruited as a RB.||
He's being recruited as a RB.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||Dunn visiting....USC?||
This article talks about the old rivalry between Kiffin & Meyer and how it may start up again. It points out that USC recently offered Dunn and that "sources" say he'd be willing to listen and was...wait for it..."planning to visit?"
Big ? here is: WTF
|3 years 44 weeks ago||I agree with you about that,||
I agree with you about that, as unfortunate as it is. Either way, letting agents roam campuses like sharks (even though they may do that already anyway) is probably not the answer. It just reinforces what the kid may be using the university for. I would hope that some of the guys who go D-1 would at least have some sort of realization of the benefit of doing their schoolwork and completing their degree. You're right though, many don't,
|3 years 44 weeks ago||Point 1 never could, would,||
Point 1 never could, would, nor should happen. Sure, giving agents the opportunity to pay players wipes out a lot of NCAA wishwash, but "monitoring it closely for unintended consequences" would be futile if you ask me. The NCAA/universities have a hard enough time monitoring things already, now they have to monitor the entire landscape where some players are getting paid while their less talented counterparts do not? To me, that is asking for trouble.
Agents should never be allowed free reign to compete over the rights to represent student-athletes while they are still participating in college athletics. If you ask me, it's a major distraction and deterrent to what they kids are really (supposesed to be) there for: getting a degree.
MY SOLUTION: Each university hires one or two agents (or agencies) to represent their players in all sports . The university takes the $ (the $ that everyone says belongs to the players) and uses it to pay for this service. After the player has signed his first contract, he is then free to choose the agent of his choice.
Doing it this way eliminates the shady, underhandedness of the process and is more upfront with all those involved. Players don't have to worry about which agent to choose, the university has done the dirty work already. It would function much in the same way a university uses its connections to get graduates jobs in the real world. This one would be for its high profile athletes.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||40-34; 58-43-6 The fact that||
The fact that an Ohio fan would actually take the time to do this just adds to the sweetness of the victory. And, unfortunately for Ohio fans this rivalry is decided on the field, not in press conferences. Go blue
|3 years 44 weeks ago||Yeah, that is a bonus. Why||
Yeah, that is a bonus. Why can't we keep the bowls but just add a playoff. It's irritating to read people arguing for either/or when both is the answer
|3 years 44 weeks ago||How is Wisconsin the #5||
How is Wisconsin the #5 team
|3 years 44 weeks ago||Not all coaches sub w/ 2 fouls||
I read a book by Mike Kryzyzewski (Leading w/ the Heart I think) where he goes into detail about what to do with players w/ two fouls in the first half. He says that yes, most coaches do it but that it's stupid to automatically bench a player as a result. His philosophy is (if I remember correctly) to actually coach the situation and make a decision based on who the player is, opponent, circumstances of the game, etc. He went on to say that defaulting to automatically benching someone w/ two fouls is lazy, and if he knows another coach does it, he will gameplan the first few minutes to see if he can get certain players out of the game.
|4 years 36 weeks ago||You might be right, in fact I||
You might be right, in fact I think you are. Either way Brown counts as a scholarship in the total #. 22 is probably more on target. The coaches are sure offering guys like we have a Ron of space though.
|4 years 36 weeks ago||For those STRESSING about #'s||
Relax. Let me explain.
Right now there are 65 scholarship players on the roster, which is where everyone is getting the #20 from. HOWEVER, this is only a baseline number for us to start with.
Mike Williams is almost certainly unwilling to return from his concussions to risk further brain damage practicing for a team he won't ever see the field for again.
Steve Watson is also unlikely to return. From what I understand, it's generally up to the player to decide if they want to return but not many guys usually do when a coaching change occurs. We don't have any confirmation with this guy, but chances are he won't be back.
Early enrollees don't count towards this years scholarship count. I present to you, Greg Brown, already on campus.
It's %100 that we have at least 21. About 95% that we have 22. And what, maybe 60-70% we have 23.
Also, Big Ten rules allow for teams to sign 3 over the space available provided they arrive at the 85 player limit by August and have documented thoroughly how they got there. (Got that info from the Steward Mandel article today on oversigning, no link sorry go check it out.)
So, if the staff knows of any guys who will be transferring they could technically push it up to 26 (that ain't happenin' though it is something interesting.)
So, with 23 spots open, 14 guys officially committed, and 5 more pretty much in the fold, that leaves us with maybe 4 spots for BELLOMY, BARNETT, FISHER, COOPER, and MCCLURE.
CONCLUSION: We have plenty of space for all of our needs people. RELAX
|4 years 39 weeks ago||The way Rosenberg put it||
The way Rosenberg put it regarding his source was interesting. He said the source didn't want to be named "because Rich Rodriguez is still the head coach." Even though it's not normal to name your sources, this seems like it may have come from the athletic department. If this came from an outsider, who gives a rip if Rich Rod's still the coach, but if the source is from within then you wouldn't want yourself or where you come from to be named. The source had "direct knowledge of his thinking." You would think Brandon has direct knowledge of this kind.
I think Brandon has received word from Jim regarding his status, and that this was an intentional leak to the media so there isn't a major letdown when Hoke or whomever shows up at the press conference and not Harbaugh. CONSPIRACY!
|4 years 39 weeks ago||They only have 12 starters||
They only have 12 starters coming back, but that's including Andrew Luck. It seems like the fates of those two might be intertwined.
|4 years 39 weeks ago||Now I think we have to keep||
Now I think we have to keep Rich Rod, unless we can get a guy like Meyer, Stoops, etc. I know I'm in the minority, but think about it.
1.) You give Rodriguez two years, I mean publically announce it that he will be back for 2011 & 2012 (of course barring total collapse next year). That would give him the stability to go out and hire a top notch DC, and also let him finish out Denard's career. We return 19 starters next year, and only lose 13-15 seniors the following season. No way we win less than 8 next year, and we could legitimately win 10.
2.) Best case scenario, the skies clear, it all works out and Rodriguez stays for another 10-15 years. Worst case scenario, Rodriguez hovers around the 7-9 win mark the next two seasons, the fanbase continues to be restless and he gets let go. In the meantime we'll all know by then if Brady Hoke is a legit candidate or not, and Jim Harbaugh would have scratched his NFL itch and could potentially make a return to college coaching his alma mater. Who knows, maybe even Meyer hasn't returned by then and would jump at the chance to take over a spread system.
I think it's too risky at this point to hire a guy like Hoke. I think we all have to admit that our best chance at having a big season next year is with Rodriguez at the helm.
|4 years 39 weeks ago||And why not? The NFC West is||
And why not? The NFC West is weak, and he could be potentially dominant in that division. There's also his old nemesis Pete Carrol with the Seahawks so there is definitely some intrigue there for him.
|4 years 39 weeks ago||thewolverine.com is also||
thewolverine.com is also reporting it. This sounds legit.
|5 years 12 weeks ago||FYI||
The final will be at Maracana in Rio.
|5 years 12 weeks ago||Final in Maracana||
I´m currently living in Rio, and there´s been a sign up saying in Portuguese "the future home of the final game for the 2014 World Cup." Final will be in Rio at Maracana. FYI, they recently closed it down for 2 years for renovations in preparation for the cup.
|5 years 19 weeks ago||Their rankings will be out||
Their rankings will be out June 1st. That´s next Tuesday. Don´t have a link but saw it on some mailbag they had.
|5 years 38 weeks ago||This is good for a couple||
This is good for a couple reasons.
1.) Rivals #2G and 4-star Torrian Wilson´s final three was USF, Tennessee, and Michigan. Both USF and Tennessee are out coaches at this point so it looks promising. If CM gets the job at USF (unlikely at this point) that could complicate things but for now we´ve got the inside track.
2.) The USC recruits we´re into had their feathers ruffled enough to get us an in-home with Baxter and Parker was already leaning our way.
If we can close with Baxter, Parker, Wilson...
|5 years 45 weeks ago||YES, it's world cup year.||
YES, it's world cup year. That should help those boring summer months go by a little quicker. It's on to UConn!
|5 years 45 weeks ago||Thanks, really helpful.||
Thanks, really helpful. Looking forward to hearing how we did. Cullen decides on Tuesday, and here's hoping we can pick off Jefferson and a couple other defensive guys.
|5 years 48 weeks ago||Those backs were already||
Those backs were already good, and so was Roundtree once he got a chance to play. RR's personnel decisions have been crap this year. All these late realizations that so and so is not doing his job, so in game 9 we put in the guy who should've been playing all year.
|5 years 48 weeks ago||But aren't we talking about||
But aren't we talking about reality and not simply perception? We're digging into what kind of teams these guys actually were, because everyone has different perceptions based on the plethora of opinions on this thread.
|5 years 48 weeks ago||Great response, my sentiments||
Great response, my sentiments exactly. We were a fraud in terms of not being like USC, Florida, Oklahoma, OSU, Miami of the early 2000's etc. But we were most definitely not in the bottom half of the big ten and there was never a question we would reach a bowl game.
|5 years 48 weeks ago||I think when it comes to||
I think when it comes to mistakes in a single game, you can put that on the players. If it's a recurring theme on your team, that falls squarely on the coaches. IMHO you have to fault the player and the coach, with the coach taking responsibility. In the end it'll be the coaches head if the players don't execute, and like it or not that's just how it is.
|5 years 49 weeks ago||Which brings us to another||
Which brings us to another point...when are we going to recruit actual LB's! I'm so tired of hearing about how we have this safety recruit...who's eventually going to end up at linebacker.