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|4 days 20 hours ago||Um, central defense seems||
Um, central defense seems like it continues to be a bit of a problem.
|4 days 20 hours ago||Rimando's got to come out for||
Rimando's got to come out for that ball. A high looping cross inside the 6 has to be his.
|6 days 1 hour ago||Bliss is without a doubt the||
Bliss is without a doubt the winner. Trying to frame a murdered player posthumously in an attempt to cover up illegal payments. I don't know how anyone could top that.
|6 days 15 hours ago||You're not alone||
I agree entirely. He reads to me as a Hunter Thompson knock off (which is what he's really trying to be) but without Thompson's sense for language or interest in the humanity of his subjects. The people in his books feel like charactures rather than actual people.
Tom Sugrue's Origins of the Urban Crisis remains the indespensible book for understanding contemporary Detroit.
|6 days 18 hours ago||I'm pretty sure they'll find||
I'm pretty sure they'll find him a grad program who will take him, if there's mutual interest, since it would probably be a net revenue gain for the program, but I can imagine some fairly reasonable questions about his commitment to a program/the propriety of going outside normal admissions guidelines to admit someone who might not complete the program (assuming a 2 years MA) to help out the AD, etc.
|6 days 21 hours ago||Grad admissions occurs on a||
Grad admissions occurs on a departmental basis. Rackham and its equivalents in other schools are largely administrative (ie, they tell departments how many students they can admit but don't make any actual decisions). Cases like Rudock certainly lie outside the admissions numbers initially allowed by Rackham, et al, but I can imagine some departments might balk at admitting him for fear he wouldn't be committed to the program. I would think he'd have to have at least decent grades and make a compelling case to the faculty administering the program why he wanted to pursue that particular line of grad work.
|1 week 5 days ago||The real problem is Nantz,||
The real problem is Nantz, who never seems like he actually enjoys the game. Hecomes across as biding time until he can announce the Masters, where his sanctimony is right at home.
|1 week 6 days ago||Team play (Pop's ball||
Team play (Pop's ball movement sets oriented around multiple pick and rolls that have taken root in Atlanta, Portland, Golden State and elsewhere) and strong defense (Thib's help side shading and the Heat's insanely aggressive pick hedging) are basically the two trends that have defined the NBA over the past five years.
|1 week 6 days ago||Admit it, you haven't watched||
Admit it, you haven't watched an NBA game in five years.
Or you're a Sixers fan.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||According to the deadspin||
According to the deadspin story, academic support staff would collect email addresses and passwords for bball players, and tutors were logging into email, corresponding directly with professors as if they were the athletes and submitting assignments. The metadata contained in the assignments indicates original authors other than the players.
On the one hand, that's pretty bad. On the other, very efficient!
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah, it's hard to see him||
Yeah, it's hard to see him starting the rebuild job in Boston and leaving without seeing what he could do with a team that's actually trying to win.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I believe the correct term is||
I believe the correct term is Winkelvii
|4 weeks 5 days ago||I think he's still enrolled||
I think he's still enrolled at Stanford, on track to graduate this June (Stanford's on quarter system) and then will enroll as a graduate student at UM in the fall. So no weight because he's not officially a Michigan student yet.
|9 weeks 11 min ago||Semis||
I'm all for changing the schedule for the semifinals so theyre always on New Years Day. A lot of folks with a normal work schedule on the west coast is going to miss the early game (NYE is not an official holiday) and the New Years Eve evening semi is idiotic.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Going to be a lot more than||
Going to be a lot more than that when you figure in the settlement with the resort for lost earnings on two floors of rooms for 2-3 weeks plus increased insurance rates for the chapter. I'd guess at least twice the costs of the damages themselves, more if the rooms can't be repaired by Presidents Day weekend.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Free Speech?||
The logical fallacies in this post are almost too numerous to detail... but what the heck.
1. Not a free speech issue b/c Brian/mgoblog isn't a government entity.
2. Neither would it be censorship because it would not be a policy backed by state enforcement power.
3. Mgoblog is in no way affiliated with the university, so it would not be the university promoting censorship.
4. If mgoblog were to decide to eliminate such avatars, the guidelines would be decided by the owner of the site, and those he has delegated to act in his stead.
5. If only Brian had provided some type of guideline...
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Rose Bowl||
Rose Bowl will always kick off at 5 on NYD. The playoff semis will actually be on NYE next year (which is dumb).
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Also Khalid Hill, who's||
Also Khalid Hill, who's essentially a doppelgänger of Delanie Walker
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Low center of gravity. Tough||
Low center of gravity. Tough to bring down.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Rosenberg's back in the fold||
Folks should probably figure out how to come to terms with Rosenberg being the main voice at SI writing about Michigan. He's always had a line to Lloyd and it's clear from this article and the past that he has some kind of connection to Harbaugh and his dad. (I'm assuming he has relationships with a lot of the Bo-era coaches from writing his book). While not much is new in the article, it's clear that some of it results from a one on one talk.
The upshot being that he's most likely going to be SI's main guy for access inside Harbaugh-era Schembechler Hall. It sucks that his shitty reporting for the Freep landed him such a national platform, but it is what it is.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||For what it's worth, I don't||
For what it's worth, I don't think there's any love lost between Rosenberg and Brandon. Brandon attacked Rosenberg in all but name in his presser about the NCAA thing and Rosenberg, in this very article, says that Harbaugh "coveted" the job in 2011 but Brandon botched the search.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||I would imagine halftime so||
I would imagine halftime so it doesn't getted missed in the ESPN broadcast with the end of the Iowa / Ohio State game.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Kialis||
If your pulling guard takes more than 4 hours to get to the hole, contact your physician immediately.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||One big reason is to avoid a||
One big reason is to avoid a "he quit on his team" narrative (ala Petrino) if he does have interest in returning to the NFL one day.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||That assumes he sleeps||
That assumes he sleeps
|14 weeks 4 days ago||The issue is really in these||
The issue is really in these JCs that exist, in part, as places for schools (Ole Miss, KSU, Miss St) to stash non-qualifiers, because those institutions have really shaky accreditations and very marginally qualified faculty. Places like WCC don't fall in this category. UM will admit from JCs, but not the ones that exist as football way stations.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||State employees are governed||
State employees are governed by state law. The NLRB only oversees fair labor practices in private sector employment
|14 weeks 5 days ago||We sure don't squeeze||
We sure don't squeeze slightly overweight guys into beltless slacks the way we used to.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||My bad||
Ah, I misunderstood "Oklahoma has been a great program for years" as referring to the years prior to Stoops, ie, downplaying the Stoops turnaround, not as referrring to the longevity of Stoops' success.
And no, now that I'm no longer misunderstanding, we're not disagreeing at all.
And yes, Mora > Stoops > Harbaugh is the proper order, with all being total coups should they come to M.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Stoops.||
Oklahoma was equally bad as, if not worse than, UCLA circa 2011 when Stoops took over. The 1990s were kind of a lost decade for OU, with Gary Gibbs, Schnellenberger, and John Blake (who would go on to be one of the real bad guys in the series of UNC scandals) combining to be just over .500 during the decade. Just before Stoops took over, Blake had gone 12-22 in the previous three years.
Stoops has done it over the long haul but he also turned things around almost immediately. Stoops took Blake's players and went 7-5 then 13-0 in his first two years.
So Stoops's reclamation project at Oklahoma even more impressive than what Mora's done at UCLA (which is impressive in its own right).