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|3 weeks 3 days ago||Almost sums it up||
But let's s'pose The Honorable Sparrow instead says "...but why is the run gone?" Now that would sum it up beautifully.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Good points||
I was referring to the weekly prep for an opponent as a sign of respect through preparation. I don't believe M should have spent a day of every week prepping for Akron, rather the point was that they had 5 days to respect their opponent and prep for them... I'm guessing a few of those days were spent basking in the glory of a solid victory, as opposed to figuring out in which areas their opponent's players excelled.
As far as Alabama - there would be two full seasons of development for our freshmen LBs that last started against them, as well as heavy losses on their O line. It would be a much different match-up 16 months later. Not saying M would be favored...
|8 weeks 3 days ago||90's||
Remember when Michigan seemed to continually have a lockdown secondary, with a prospect headed to NFL fame and fortune every year? I feel like that train has been started all over again. Work and talent mean the sky's the limit (or limited, in the case of a No Fly Zone). Go Blue!
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Akron and UConn||
c) An athlete's performance in a game of 1-1 matchups is heavily influenced by said athlete's perceptions of the opponent. The Spartans spend at least one day of every week learning about the opponent they hate most - with effective results. I am pretty sure that Michigan presumed it could win every 1-1 matchup with Akron on pure athletic prowess, and found out that a team without respect for a single 1-1 matchup in the game is not actually a team. Bo would not have been proud of 22 guys not doing their jobs and watching extra hours of film and preparing for their 1-1 to help the team. A team is not only about respecting your teammates, it is about respecting your opponents. This lesson has been learned (for the year) and will help M to prepare for every game as a single, respect worthy opponent going forward. Michigan 13-0 going into bowl season. Book it.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||unbelievable||
You mean the same place that initiated the reference to a political movement as tea-baggers (with a girlish giggle from Anderson Cooper, of course) would smash the ethos of journalism upon the rocks of sophomorism? I, for one, am shocked. /s
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Two things||
1. Most college teams are publicly owned/financed. The tax payers took the financial risk and built the franchises, certainly that value is not going to be divvied among a bunch of teenagers.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Overlooking Opponents||
1. not sportsmanlike, nor Michiganmanlike
2. last time we exuberantly expressed our superiority to an opponent, expressed in the fashion of suggesting we need not even talk about them while we instead talk about a team in green, was 2007. remember it. learn from it.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||True that||
Can you imagine? Pipkins, Taco, Mone, McDowell, Hand, Cornell... that is a scary two-deep!
|14 weeks 3 days ago||I'm curious as well||
TCU, a defensive team, returns 9 defensive starters and returns one of the better QBs in the game after a suspension... unless a mediocre QB from last year beats him out (presumably he would no longer be mediocre at that point.) Add to that, Devonte Fields is no longer suspended for the LSU game. If defense still wins games, I like TCU's chances.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||in resp to dnak and bronx||
Choosing to ignore a large swath of a population does not increase perceptible differences in the 0.03% one chooses to focus on. It is also why we get the delight of players like Kovacs, Ryan, and Hart blowing up 5-stars on the field after being glossed over by a few scouts.
Each of your responses remind me of the pleasure we all witnessed in 2006 when a kid named Dan Bazuin rocked our offense on numerous plays for CMU. He was a kid from McBain MI who travelled to the metropolis of Lake City (kind of a suburb of Cadillac) to play football. He may have come from an unscouted high-school, but he more than proved he belonged on the field lined up against Jake Long, Chad Benne and Mike Hart. Thankfully, Michigan handled their business against CMU that day, proving that a team full of highly scouted players is always better than a team of under-scouted players (oh... until the next season opener?)
Essentially you have both pointed to scouting services' selection bias. You have not made an argument against the difficulty of defining differences among the top 0.03% of a 1,000,000 plus population.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||Sorry Ace||
But, "major outlier" needs a bit more definition. There are over 1,000,000 high school football players nationwide. Approximately 2500 will be selected by coaches/staff to play D1-FBS football, meaning these are somewhere between the top 0.25% to 1% of highschool football players. A Top 100 means the services are trying to differentiate a top 0.01% from the rest of the top 0.25%. Arguing that a player is #100 vs #300 (a whopping 200 spot difference!) Is simply suggesting that player resides in the top 0.01% vs the top 0.03%. A statistician would probably point out that the most major noise at the top (or bottom) 0.03% of a population is going to be due to biases and experimental mis-design. Obviously recruiting services are biased. But we are the chumps who buy into there being a palpable difference among the the kids rated in the top 300 in the nation.
|17 weeks 23 hours ago||Chartreus||
du 9e centenaire
|19 weeks 2 days ago||BBQ||
One of the coaches need to hop on a plane this weekend and take the Fournette's a plate of hot BBQ. Food sends a big message in Louisiana.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||Multiple Qbanks||
You're not studying to master UWorld.
Had a buddy in med-school who worked through UWorld 3 times. He was stoked (read 'braggadocious') about hitting 90s consistently the third time through... He then barely passed the real thing... and changed his specialty choice.
Mastering a single Q bank will give you false confidence. Make it hard for yourself, and watch your scores rise slowly as you work through multiple Q banks. 5000 unique questions is far better than repeating the same 2000 a couple of times.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Forgot to mention...||
Best advice I ever received: Questions, Questions, Questions!!!
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Yup.||
Subscribe to USMLE World. Lock self in closet. Emerge in 4 months as the smartest version of 'you' ever to take a test.
3 q-banks -
2. First Aid Q&A book - easier Qs, but increased efficiency of working through UWorld. Also, 1000 questions for low cost.
3. Used Kaplan QBook for Step 2 CK; another source of cheap questions of moderate difficulty. I'm sure there's a Step 1 version.
Best of luck!
|24 weeks 6 days ago||The sum of all tests prior...||
and then you take Step 1. Now THAT is a test! Good luck, and keep on knocking 'em down!!!
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Practice Tests||
Took MCAT twice, 5 years apart. Started Coffee Shop and ran Wine Bar in between... not really the equivalent of academia. Studied all summer long the first time - big fat prep-book. 34... this while deep in a Science double-major. Studied one week the second time - almost exclusively practice tests. 35... this while steeped in the fine aromas of the soul. You will read the MCAT examines how a person thinks, and is not an evaluation of what they know. My experience, with a sample size of 1, validates such a theory.
Three nuggets of advice:
|28 weeks 1 day ago||Gods Green Earth||
My own special recipe: 2 parts Magellans gin, 1 part St Germaine, splash ginger ale. I know, a green drink on MGoBlog... But please realize Magellans is a beautiful blue due to iris flowers and St Germaine is an essentially maize elderflower liqueur. The green is just an unfortunate result of physics.
|28 weeks 3 days ago||My thoughts exactly.||
Least cheatin'est school in the SEC, huge fan base of FOOTBALL fans, excellent academics. Would love to add the Dawgs.
|28 weeks 6 days ago||If I'm not mistaken, polSKA||
If I'm not mistaken, polSKA is some sort of swinger
|40 weeks 6 days ago||Been awhile||
Nothing like making a grand re-entrance with the ole double post misetiquette (and good Lord, someone call the grammar police on that last bit of word smything!)
|40 weeks 6 days ago||VCU||
And I thought I would have to wait until Puerto Rico for that VCU match-up! (No longer in NOLA, living in the great city of Richmond.)
That's a tough draw for the second round.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||GO BLUE!!!!||
Around the bowl and down the hole, roll tide roll
...just a little LSU cheer to add to the party (courtesy of my tigress)
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Nope||
Your heuristics are off. 9-3 sounds too much like the errant heuristics of last year. Tougher schedule? Yup, but we have an all upper class dback pack. Lots of tough road games? Yup, but we have a linebacking corps that takes no prisoners. Opening with Bama? Yup. Two words: Denard Kovacs. 11-3 is our bottom, 14-0 is the ceiling. Go Blue!
|1 year 21 weeks ago||PAC-12 agreement||
I was under the impression that the goal was to have B1G teams playing 2 PAC opponents per season by 2017. Since Michigan is Leading the way with 2 games set up in 2015, I would love for them to add a strong PAC team in 2016; the next home-and-home series.
USC has ND and Texas A&M on the schedule for 2016, and only Texas for 2017 (although I would have to assume that they are going to renew their series with Notre Dame.) Such suggests that they need a home-and-home to start with a B1G opponent... would the PAC-12 really leave the B1G with the upper hand in the unofficial annual tourney by allowing their historical #1 to stay on the sidelines? I think not. USC will be jumping into this interconference brawl. (And their "But, we always have to play ND as an OOC opponent" will hold no water against a UM offer.)
So, USC in 2016 at home (when M's schedule is already tilted to a difficult away-schedule) and USC away in 2017 (when M's schedule is tilted to a strong home slate.)
Add in a home game vs. Va Tech for 2016, and we get:
Va Tech to open - an always highly rated team (usually overrated,) with a strong chance to be the ACC champion (giving us added cache in what is sure to be a championship-caliber year,) with plenty of pre-game exposure in a fertile recruiting zone.
At Notre Dame - an always overrated team, with an unfortunate number of interested alumn across the country, meaning plenty of pre-game exposure in the national media.
Colorado - A middling PAC-12 opponent. Hopefully strong opponent, but definitely beatable.
USC - A top-tier PAC-12 opponent, with a strong chance to be the PAC-12 champion (sanctions be damned, USC is going to remain strong) and plenty of pre-game exposure in the national media.
Daunting schedule? Yup. But we will have several units competing for national accolades by then: OL, DL, LB, Secondary, Offensive backfield, WR...
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Texas A&M - LSU||
Interesting that TAMU joins the SEC and is suddenly recruiting at the top of the ranks, while LSU, who is dependent on Texas recruits, is suddenly not.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||7 SEC||
Texas A&M. Then again, I'd say 5.375 B1G, with Notre Dame playing 3 B1G teams each year.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||What?||
I'm missing something. Why would it be good for the talent of the midwest to leave?
I understand winning the B1G is goal #1 (and 2 and 3.) But, would it really feel good to beat up on a bunch of sissies?
I would prefer that the B1G keep all of its local talent (which I think Nebraska will help) and then stock up on players from the lands of the SEC, PAC and Big12. After all, the only thing better than one ring, is two.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||To enlighten Corky||
In a prior analysis it was shown that there is no difference within a program in the rates of 2-, 3- and 4-star recruits eventually going pro... unless a program also signed more than 0.5 to 1 5-star recruit per year.
Within a sub-group made up of Cal, Iowa, Oregon and Va Tech: 12.2%, 12.99% and 13.43% of 2-, 3- and 4-stars (respectively) from the 2002-2005 recruiting cycles eventually went pro.
Within a sub-group made up of Georgia, ohio, and Penn St: 12.5%, 16.2%, and 24.0% of 2-, 3- and 4-stars (respectively) from the 2002-2005 recruiting cycles eventually went pro.
In summary: If we consider our walk-ons (especially with scholarship offers to other D-1 programs) to be 2- to 3-star material, then we should expect an NFL caliber football player to be produced from among every 8 walk-ons. I would also surmise that a team with 4 coaches along the lines would be a great place for walk-on linemen to be sculpted into NFL-type talent.
Welcome Mr. Glasgow. We will all be rooting for you!