“On the offense last year, they had great spacing. That’s what I remember. Great spacing, great shooters, like Nik Stauskas, who’s not there right now. But they always have someone to fill the roles. They have a cutting offense, kind of hard to guard.”
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|1 week 15 hours ago||RR's third year record is||
RR's third year record is better than it looks. Several of the wins (ND, Illinois, Indiana just off the top of my head) were close, down to the wire things. The losses were not. We were never in a situation where we had the ball with a chance to tie the game in the 4th quarter in any of the games we lost. By the end of the year, the team had clearly quit on him. His stay was pretty much untenable by the end of that year.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Regents||
The Regents' responsibilities are primarily fiduciary. That's why all the renovation and new construction, including that sign board thing, have to get regents approval. They may also have some role in university -- state/local government relations (thus the fireworks vote). They also are responsible for runnning presidential searches, and likely informally sign off on high administrative appointments on the level of provost and athletic director, though those are formally the President's responsibility. They don't so far as I know, have responsibility for signing off on faculty appointments.
Generally, anytime the Regents get too involved in the actual operations of the university, it turns into a giant mess. See the recent goings on at Illinois.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||The concussion thing will die||
The concussion thing will die down, but holy hell, would it come back in force if we hired Leach. Is that really how anyone wants the next coaching regime to start?
|2 weeks 4 days ago||So you're imagining a thought||
So you're imagining a thought process by a big name coach that goes like this:
"Well, I don't trust the guy hiring me but he won't be around long. Then they'll hire someone else who I probably don't know at all. That seems like a good bet! I'll take it!"
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Since when is engineering||
Since when is engineering considered "hard science"? Isn't it, by nature, "applied science"?
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Did they ever appoint a new||
Did they ever appoint a new fulltime dean of LSA after McDonald retired? I can't believe how badly the provost/president screwed up what should have been a slam dunk appointment.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||The players clearly disliked||
The players clearly disliked Kiffin. There have been few signs of an analogous situation here.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I'm in general agreement with||
I'm in general agreement with the sentiment here, aside from the money being fungible part. IThat money was directed into specific parts of the university and is not fungible elsewhere. (And I have no problem with this, donors are well within their rights to do this kind of targeting as long as they don't have the power to say "you need to hire a scholar who believes these things with my money").
There were, however, rumors that Brandon intervened with Ross to get increased amounts of the donation he was making for the athletic department (and I have people who I trust in other parts of the university that he has done this to donors in other academic segments of the university).
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Exactly. We shouldn't be mad||
Exactly. We shouldn't be mad at Brandon for what happened on the field on Saturday. That's Hoke's realm and he owns the disorganization that was on full view. We should be mad at Brandon for the clown show that occurred between 7 PM Saturday and Schlissel's statement yesterday.
And we should be mad about the larger pattern of blindered decision making that's gone on within the athletic department during his directorship, of which the latest events are just the most egregious example.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Exactly. The same thing||
Exactly. The same thing happens with a lot of UM professors with kids in high school, they either try to get into administration or start looking for other jobs because UM provides no tuition remission for their kids.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||I am shocked that it took 111||
I am shocked that it took 111 posts for someone to point this out. The SNOOTs on the board are really slipping.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||There may be reasonable||
There may be reasonable disputes about low level corporal punishment. If you are inflicting real injury on a child, however, injury that leaves wounds still open a week later, injury that leads you to text things to the other parent like "felt bad after the fact when I notice the switch was wrapping around hitting I (sic) thigh" and "Got him in nuts once I noticed. But I felt so bad, n I'm all tearing that butt up when needed!" you're not disciplining your child. You're violently lashing out at him because you're angry or frustrated.
Proper discipline requires self-discipline and self- control. Isn't that what we're trying to convey as parents? Peterson obviously lacked self-discipline and lost control of his actions if he injured a 4 year old to that extent. A 4 year old! There's no way this kind of beating could be instructional. This was domestic violence.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Here's latest report. This is||
Here's latest report. This is not discipline, it's domestic violence. If true, he should be out for 6 games according to the nfl's new policy and face significant criminal sanction.
"The beating allegedly resulted in numerous injuries to the child, including cuts and bruises to the child's back, buttocks, ankles, legs and scrotum, along with defensive wounds to the child's hands. Peterson then texted the boy's mother, saying that one wound in particular would make her "mad at me about his leg. I got kinda good wit the tail end of the switch."
Peterson also allegedly said via text message to the child's mother that he "felt bad after the fact when I notice the switch was wrapping around hitting I (sic) thigh" and also acknowledged the injury to the child's scrotum in a text message, saying, "Got him in nuts once I noticed. But I felt so bad, n I'm all tearing that butt up when needed! I start putting them in timeout. N save the whooping for needed memories!"
In further text messages, Peterson allegedly said, "Never do I go overboard! But all my kids will know, hey daddy has the biggie heart but don't play no games when it comes to acting right."
According to police reports, the child, however, had a slightly different story, telling authorities that "Daddy Peterson hit me on my face." The child also expressed worry that Peterson would punch him in the face if the child reported the incident to authorities. He also said that he had been hit by a belt and that "there are a lot of belts in Daddy's closet." He added that Peterson put leaves in his mouth when he was being hit with the switch while his pants were down. The child told his mother that Peterson "likes belts and switches" and "has a whooping room.""
|5 weeks 3 days ago||And those photos are||
And those photos are reportedly from a week after the beating.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||A spanking that causes open||
A spanking that causes open wounds? On a 4 year old, not an 11 year old as originally reported? (and if he were 11 I don't think I'd think any different)
That's far beyond normal discipline and well into abuse IMO.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Depends on if they are||
Depends on if they are hearing them collectively or if the students have asked for the hearings to be split up. It also depends on what the students are disputing in the report. I've sat on an appeal board for academic discipline cases, and we got the recordings of the hearings in question. Each was about an hour and a half. If ND follows the same procedures (which are brief statements and then questioning by the board) they should last about the same amount of time. If there are five of those, then no way are they going to be handled in a day (and some of these guys won't even get hearings for a couple weeks). If the charges are collectively considered (or four together and one on it own if there are significant differences), then they could do it all in one day.
I will say, any kind of "resolve this serious academic matter NOW, because of FOOTBAW!" is the kind of thing that would lead faculty to resent the place of the AD within the larger university. ND doesn't seem to be doing that, though, at least from the outside.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||On the rescheduling bit. It's||
On the rescheduling bit. It's virtually impossible to schedule a meeting that requires a quorum of faculty members on short notice (and I'll bet this committee has bylaws that it can't meet and make a ruling unless a significant majority of the committee is present), particularly at the beginning of the semester. There's so much backlogged business within departments after the summer that the set meeting time is a necessity. Plus, you have to give the members 4-5 days before the hearing to read the evidence. People are busy, yo.
If the case is what you present, ie another student typing, proofing, and editing the paper without ackowledment to the professor, that would cross the bar of academic dishonesty for me. Editing work to make ideas more clear is an important part of learning to write well. It also constitutes submitting a piece of writing that is substantially someone else's work under your own name. I would probably refer a case like this to my institution's academic discipline board (particularly if I found out about it via a random email mistake). It probably wouldn't be "fail the class" bad, but it would be a significant grade reduction.
|7 weeks 16 hours ago||I've been following this||
I've been following this peripherally. To what extent did ND involve the NCAA? Did they just make a public announcement that these players are being held out because of an academic disciplinary matter or did they make some kind of report to the NCAA?
From what I know of ND, which comes from someone who used to be on the faculty but has since moved elsewhere because being a young single faculty member at ND is not ideal, most faculty realize that football's a big deal but are very focused on making sure it doesn't impinge upon the academic side of things. My friend was there for Willingham/early Weis, but I doubt that sentiment has changed (the Golston expulsion certainly seems to suggest it hasn't).
|7 weeks 16 hours ago||As someone who teaches in||
As someone who teaches in higher ed, I don't want the NCAA anywhere near academic matters internal to a university. The NCAA deals, poorly IMO, with matters relevant to athletic departments. Anything to do with academics properly falls under the purview of that university's faculty as the central part of its governance of academic matters at the university. If students are receiving fradulant grades or grades for classes that don't exist (as at UNC), the proper body to handle that is the accredidation agency supervising the various departments of the university itself, not the NCAA (which is what happened at UNC).
ND seems to be handling this entirely according to the procedures set in place by its faculty and the NCAA should have nothing to do with it.
|7 weeks 17 hours ago||If they're ruled guilty of||
If they're ruled guilty of what's been reported (submitting work they didn't do under their own name) they would almost certainly fail the relevant class, which would likely render them academically ineligible. It's kind of all or nothing at this point given the way academic discipline boards work.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Wow! What an end to the post.||
Wow! What an end to the post. Congratulations!
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Strobel||
I think he's part of the "DE in the under, DT in the over" crew along with Wormley and Godin. Certainly haven't heard much mention of him, though.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Shante Orr||
Not up to the standard of those three guys, but Shante Orr had some strong games. I'd say he was slightly below Clark's standard of last year, so don't know if that counts as "impact DE" but he could certainly be disruptive. He certainly would have created more of an impression had he stayed for his senior year. I know he had significant family pressures, but that's one of the poorer decisions to depart early of the past years.
Also, Woodley didn't really have a hybrid role that I can remember. I think he was pretty much exclusively a hand down DE.
|8 weeks 19 hours ago||If your kids are already into||
If your kids are already into Michigan football, then 9 is plenty old. My then 5 year old twins made it through all of the UConn night game last year (and may have kept the predominantly M section in the end zone partially sane). The kid in the OP looks plenty into the game. You'll have a blast.
|8 weeks 19 hours ago||Are you making this||
Are you making this criticism? "There is a thought afoot" is a really vague, self-deflecting rhetorical formulation.
If you have actually heard this, from what sources?
|8 weeks 21 hours ago||I actually think they were||
I actually think they were really similar years. Huge expectation creating wins over ND followed by a series of too close wins against bad teams and an end of the year filled with losses to better teams. The difference is that last year's losses contained a lot more hope than did 2010's. It's easy to forget, but we were never within a TD in the 4th quarter in any of our losses this year, and the Wisconsin game was equally as depressing (if more exciting) than last year's Iowa game.
The case for 2010 is the pure wonder of watching Denard, which can't be understated, but the close games and losses were equally, if not more, painful, because you could see and feel this whole thing that most of us were hoping would happen just collapse in upon itself.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||The Jim Nantz of schools||
This thread seems like a good place for this...
|9 weeks 8 hours ago||Ace||
Can you do a vicious electronic questioning of msu tomorrow?
|9 weeks 22 hours ago||Now we're aggressive!||
Still waiting for the first defensive coach in history to promise to adopt a more conservative, passive approach.
"This year, we're going in with a philosophy where we're willing to bend as long as we don't break."
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Depends on when it came to light at ND. If it||
Depends on when it came to light at ND. If it broke at the end of the spring semester or over the summer, its likely difficult to convene the academic disciplinary board, which is a faculty panel, given how faculty scatter at the end of the semester. This past week may have been one of the first time's the entire committee on academic integrity could be convened.