landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
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|19 weeks 3 days ago||WSU||
No, he's still interested in WSU--and is visiting Pullman this weekend. FWIW, CougCenter thinks Houston is the favorite to get him, though having Roy Manning at WSU helps the Cougs.
|32 weeks 6 days ago||I hadn't see that before||
Louis is the greatest. Thanks for the laughs.
|51 weeks 3 days ago||Yes||
According to his Scout profile, he was offered and visited in September 2007. He would commit to WSU later that month, but remember that was back when Tony Bennett was WSU's coach, pre-Ken Bone.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Not only did that building||
Not only did that building not exist then, but my friend who works there and sent this to me was in elementary school in 1998.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Pic is up||
Sorry had trouble with uploading it
|1 year 3 weeks ago||I lived in Pasadena for 3||
I lived in Pasadena for 3 years, so that'd be my vote. Still my favorite place I've ever lived. Very expensive, but most places in the LA area are. Reasonably close to everything: 35 minutes from Chino (and you're against traffic each way if memory serves), 15 from downtown, 45 from Anaheim, 60 from Newport Beach/OC.
My sister lived in Claremont while she went to CGU and now lives in Irvine. Claremont is definitely a nice place, but it's quiet, so if you're looking for more things to do Pasadena is probably better. Irvine wouldn't be a bad place if your wife gets something down in the OC.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Do you know where I could buy||
Do you know where I could buy that picture? I would love to put it up in my new office!
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Not to nitpick but it||
Not to nitpick but it was Shavodrick Beaver (not Shadovrick). I only remember this because, if memory serves, someone made a Shav'd Beaver t-shirt around the time he committed (and then decommmitted).
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Turkey||
The Ducks refuse to eat turkey on Thanksgiving. It started under Chip Kelly because he believed the tryptophan would weaken the Ducks on the football field. So apparently they wait until after the game near Thanksgiving to eat turkey. Instead, they eat crab on Thanksgiving (according to what I've read on The Oregonian and what I've heard from a friend who played for the Ducks).
|1 year 20 weeks ago||I live like 2 blocks from||
I live like 2 blocks from that RR. Go PDX Wolverines!
|1 year 26 weeks ago||True||
He did technically win at his previous stops. 47 times. But he also lost 50. RR before and post Michigan is a wee bit better than that.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||The tiny D3 college I went to||
The tiny D3 college I went to is supposedly 438 points better than Alabama. Sure.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||West Coast||
What's up my West Coasters? 2:00 am? More like 11 pm amirite?
|1 year 29 weeks ago||I have a buddy who was part||
I have a buddy who was part of a Pac-12 staff for a few years, then he decided to try and network by spending a year traveling around the country visiting college basketball practices.
He also said that practice is very cerebral. Fewer reps, more thinking and understanding what's going on and what they're trying to accomplish. He also said they have their own terminology for basketball actions and areas of the floor. That's a little inside look from someone who has spent time at over 100 different colleges around the country looking at practices. As you can imagine, he said practices are very organized, and that Stauskas made it rain (shocking, I know). He said he personally saw Stauskas hit 47/50. It was fun to pick his brain about Michigan and other programs.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||"His classes rocked the star||
"His classes rocked the star rankings"
I think you're thinking of Hoke. We called RichRod's recruits the 3 Star Mafia for a reason right?
BH (4 classes):
I look at those and don't exactly think "RR's classes rocked the star rankings." Not bad, but his guys won a BCS game.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||In that sense...||
I feel sort of bad for Hoke. He was set up to fail by his superior, and while Hoke should deservedly take some of the blame, it seems to me that this was a systemic failure which starts at the top.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Thanks goodness.||
I was checking back every few minutes while watching the Breaking Bad marathon. I now resume my regularly scheduled Sunday night MGoBlog reading.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||I know you got negged...||
But you are right. I actually know someone else they contacted about the position (another D1 top 25 coach) and DB offered to double his salary. I wouldn't doubt Steinberg was offered the same thing to lure him from Malibu.
Either way, like OP said, it was a slam dunk hire. He has an incredible track record and he is (by all accounts I've heard) loved by his players and community. With the #4 recruiting class in the country coming in--plus returning four of their six starters in Petrone, Rossi, Sefan, and Wong--I'm excited to see what Steiney does. Incoming freshman Runhao Hua from China made it to the round of 16 at the 2014 Australian Open Jrs tournament, and Cameron Norrie is a leftie currently 638 in the world. Plus the other three American incoming freshmen are all top 50 recruits. Should be good times at the VTC in coming years.