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- slack it on the field and in practice - you can lose your place
- fail to qualify academically - lose your place
- get into trouble that casts doubt on your character - you can lose your place
|2 days 22 hours ago||preach||
completely with you on this.
It is ludicrous to be calling for Belein's job right now.
Thanks for the perspective, historically speaking.
|2 days 23 hours ago||Soooooo||
...you, who are extremely knowledgeable about M football, were confused that Leicester and Manchester City might have something to do with M football?
I find that highly doubtful, but even so......roughly a fraction of a second into reading the post you had to have realized it has nothing to do with M and were thus forced to strain at your mouse, move it all the way up to the back arrow button in your browser and possibly a full second later would find yourself back on the main page. Total elapsed time.......possibly 2 seconds out of your busy, busy day.
You "could" take a few more precious seconds and politely point out to the OP that they should follow board etiquette and place an "OT" in the title and go on your way. A gentlemenly approach.
Instead, you feel the need to take even more of your valuable time and post your "***king" opinion on the topic of the post, without realizing that it is not the least bit important to any of us that ARE interested. There are a lot of people here to that DO like to share information on soccer, it is a community-oriented board, not yours.
Your opinion and pissy manner in the back and forth here cost you at least 10x the oh so valuable time that the lack of the two letters OT cost you, so it is hard for me to believe that you actually value it so dearly. Were it that important, you simply wouldn't waste so much of it astride a high horse, jousting windmills in a Quixotic attempt at saving the board from the faux-scourge of potentially misleading post titles.
If the betterment of the board is really your goal, then a simple "post needs and OT in the title" and then moving on is a far more productive approach, no? Would ave saved you hundreds of seconds.
|4 days 23 hours ago||and. ..||
you could have clicked right out bit instead you post, so again, you could actually have cared less.
|5 days 13 hours ago||At least||
The way we played, we can say we gave them the D
|5 days 13 hours ago||At least||
The way we played, we can say we gave them the D
|5 days 13 hours ago||God I hate them||
I hope we hang 10 on them tomorrow
|5 days 18 hours ago||me too, you can check forums/boards also||
It just doesn't happen elsewhere...if you go see a game in a stadium you are expected to cheer and be loud and present.
Lol - I hope whoever negged me had to stand up to do it
|5 days 22 hours ago||not sure I agree there||
ND played smart there and got the best of us.
Brandon owes us a home game, he is the one who gave it away.
|5 days 22 hours ago||half right then.....||
it was a night game by the time they were done, right?
|5 days 23 hours ago||they may need to stand up from time to time also||
There is no other fanbase that actually has the "down in front" debate....just ours.
|1 week 21 hours ago||Try to imagine if Brandon had tried to pull this off....||
|1 week 1 day ago||don't lump your L.A. shizzle in with my SF and call it CA...||
at least as far as Sushi is concerned.....there is a lot of mediocre here, but the good stuff is exquisite, though certainly pricey in most cases.
By the same token, I don't have a problem with NV the state, but LV the city I abhor.
I hate gambling, weak drinks and not that I partake, but hookers aren't legal....or even desireable from what I have seen slithering around casinos there.
The food in LV, while way better than it used to be, still isn't what i would call great, but if you are coming from Des Moines, it probably seems that way.
Aside from the various Cirque du Soleil shows, the entertainment is mostly what I would categorize as a $200 puppet or magic show that someone has spent 15-20 years honing into something that is somewhat funny or marginally amazing. Meh.
I don't golf, so I'm no help there.
Hiking I's have to drop for the CA on that also, coastal pines, mountains, deserts and everything in between isn superior to endless scrubby desert and low mountains, though I would call them about even for mountainbiking.
|1 week 1 day ago||there have been multiple instances||
of cooler-pooping in Columbus during pre-game revelry.
There are images somewhere and it is sort of a meme that Buckeyes are cooler-poopers.
|1 week 1 day ago||not sure who you are replying to, but I didn't really||
question his decision or the criteria that went into making it, more just a humorous observation on the best way to declare for OSU........so.....
|1 week 2 days ago||He should have announced by||
having two coolers out, one OSU and one M, then pooping in the OSU one to make his decision public.
|1 week 3 days ago||For||
Personal use only
|1 week 3 days ago||Well, I guess we would||
now be debating whether it was ethical for the staff to just yank an offer from him back in September or October rather than giving him whatever opportunities to step up they may have provided.
It seems clear to that the message up until now has increasingly been "we are not sure about you based on your performance this season, there is a big ? next to your place in this class, you should act accordingly."
They can only be as explicit as they are sure, they may have been considering taking him up until last week......so why pull the offer and remove that option?
|1 week 5 days ago||totally get what you are saying, but again...||
we don't exactly know that they just hinted.
For all we know, they were telling him that he has to pick it up or lose his offer and that perhaps if he doesn't that he should be looking elsewhere.
Without proper insight, we just don't know enough to judge and thus it falls to who you choose to give the benefit of the doubt.
Personally, my extremely uneducated and uninformed opinion from looking at all the tea leaves and smoke signals around this is somewhere in the middle. For now.
Enough recruits, with or without an axe to grind, have reported a cease in communication and hints to look elsewhere to believe that this wasn't modus operandi for the staff. Right or wrong.
Methinks Harbaugh came in late on a a recruiting cycle and had to get some warm bodies in the fold early to get some momentum and be sure he would not be left holding the bag come signing day. I say late in the cycle because these kids have been recruited by other programs for 2-3 years. Harbaugh could not foretell on field success in 2015 and did what needed to be done at that time. That dynamic was exacerbated by the camp circuit and the offers that went out that might have been partly motivated by a need to generate buzz/excitement and motivate players to turn up. Also fine by me. For now.
I do not not believe this will be as much of an issue in the future. For three reasons:
1. Harbaugh has demonstrated on field success and now is in on a full (or almost full anyway, if they are 2-3 years on average) recruiting cycle which means he will have more time to better assess what players he extends offers to and thus there will be fewer "space fillers" and more players likely to survive culling by meritocracy.
2. Correct me if I'm wrong, but this was not a pattern for Harbaugh at Stanford (I don't tink his other coaching gigs apply with regard to recruiting at thist level). I doubt he just invented this approach at M and is going to run with it no matter what.
3. Right or wrong, justified or not, the current PR kerfluffle is damaging, to some extent. I would think they would in some way amend their approach/tactics to minimize/avoid it in the future, otherwise they provide continued ammunition for negative recruiting. Not to mention he has the Prez on record as saying we operate with integrity and I would also guess that there was some discission of "maybe just not talking with them isn't the best idea moving forward" type of thing.
That's about $0.03 worth.....
|1 week 5 days ago||'zactly||
summarily firing him, no matter what, makes them more susceptible to civil litigation.
|1 week 5 days ago||someday, someone at that school is||
going to say, "Hey! That is NOT how you spell 'old'!"
|1 week 5 days ago||Not true at all.||
Not arbitrary.....read the part about ongoing communication.
Recruits earned an offer and will need to perform and meet certain criteria to keep that offer. They will be informed of their status with regard to keeping the offer and if that criteria is not met, the offer will be pulled.
With regard to Swenson, by all accounts (including his own HS coaches, opposing coaches, UM coaches) he has not been working at his full potential and has been offered repeated opportunities to address that. He did not. i'm okay with pulling that offer.
Name a program that offers guaranteed scholarships to Sophomores/Juniors in HS with no conditions attached.
|1 week 5 days ago||This will all boil down to what||
transpired prior to the takedown.
If there are credible witnesses that can attest to the student taking swings at Riley and he can show that the student was violent and required physical intervention, legally he should be okay. Right? I don't think faculty are required to endure physical assault from a student.
The family of the teen, based on their language and approach, has already been counseled by an attorney and will no doubt be angling for a settlement.
Unfortunate the knee jerk reactiionby the school to fire him without some form of due course/investigation.
|1 week 5 days ago||and yet.....||
another shining example of the collective knowledge, intelligence and just flat out loyalty/appreciation of fans that would actually boo their own team.
Way to go! Be proud.
|1 week 5 days ago||That makes it..||
|3 weeks 3 days ago||no||
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Gawd||
That just sucked
|3 weeks 6 days ago||thank you||
thought I was going to have to sign in to post
|4 weeks 4 min ago||Actually, probably not....|
|4 weeks 16 hours ago||Can't talk||
with your mouth full
|4 weeks 2 days ago||The difference at that level is nuanced at best, so getting||
top 10 or even 20 is all good.
Another consideration is that this isn't necessarily a competition for stars, per se. Each team has specific needs at certain positions and therefore are not in actuality trying to garner the highest number of stars as a goal, rather to manage a roster of talent.
It is fun to watch to be sure, but people should understand that you could technically get a #1 ranked recruiting class on points and still not have done as well as the #10 class that brings in exactly the recruits required for the positions being filled to bolster the overall roster.