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|8 hours 1 min ago||This might help you||
This might help you understand why I'm not going to do that: Argument from Ignorance
I don't have one, but that does not mean its against the rules. Go read the Constitution and Bylaws and the Anti-Tampering Policy before you start telling people what the Policy allows/doesn't allow.
Specifically, your statement that it only applies to teams negotiationg with coaches is wrong. In '98 Carmen Policy (Browns) got fined for saying speculative things about a coach he'd like to hire, all of which happened to be true of Holmgren, when asked about hiring Holmgren. He even prefaced the comment that he couldn't comment on Holmgren because that would be tampering.
Also, your argument simply does not make sense. if coaches or other employees discussing jobs did not violate the Policy then every team would just have some low-level employee tamper.
The first line under the Non-Player Section of the Policy states the general rule for anti-tampering for everyone else: "No club, nor any person employed by or otherwise affiliated with a club, is permitted to tamper with a non-player employee of another club."
Giving advice that a coach should breach his contract with his current team clearly fits into this. Look - most of the time these coach-to-coach conversations don't become public so it's a non-issue. Most of the time, these conversations also occur when a coach is not currently under contract. This is a unique situation, but if John Harbaugh is encouraging Jim to leave it is in violation of the rules.
|21 hours 7 min ago||Ignore him - you were right||
Ignore him - you were right to point this out and were right on your thought.
Harbaugh admitting that he's encouraging his brother to leave would be tampering. He was preppred and ready. The teams know the Anti-Tampering Rules pretty well.
|21 hours 22 min ago||Sorry, but you're wrong.||
Sorry, but you're wrong. That's not what the NFL's Constitution and Bylaws or Anti-Tampering Policy say.
While the rule has been changed since then, go read the background around the Vermeil or Policy/Holmgren Anti-Tampering decisions and you'll see why Harbaugh is saying this.
John Harbaugh is an employee of the Baltimore Ravens, and is restricted from tampering with any coach under contract by another organization. That's in the NFL's constitution and bylaws. The Anti-Tampering policy specifically calls out "any interference by a member club with the employer-employee relationship of another club" in addition to trying to hire a coach.
There's a reason John Harbaugh is denying this. If he were to say "yes, I encouraged my brother to breach his contract with the 49ers and go coach UM" he is admitting to violating the Anti-Tampering Policy. Think of it like a tortious interference with a business relationship claim built into the league's rules.
The NFL is not going to crack down on advice that coaches might give each other if its private, and especially when someone's not under contract. But if there is one head coach of another team encouraging another coach to quit, that is tampering.
The most plausible scenario is that John Harbaugh was told by someone, likely an attorney for the Ravens, that he should not publicly admit to encouraging his brother to go to UM, and should in fact deny it so they don't get hit with a tampering charge. In that light, this is probably pure rules CYA by John Harbaugh and the Ravens.
|1 day 7 hours ago||Interesting... snooping||
Interesting... snooping around on the internet I found Greg Gabriel's Dec 8 1941 post from the National War Post:
Two weeks ago I published an article that in all likelihood, Japan would not attack the United States. Two weeks ago that was a very true statement, as Japan wanted to control nowhere but the South Pacific. That was reported in various places by some very credible people. Japan was afraid of dragging a big power like the US into the region and wanted only to control the South Pacific.
Soon after my article was printed, the United States received severeal threatening, aggressive, and mean attacks from Japan. In simple words, they said I didn't know what I was talking about and that my sources were worthless.
Of course, they can believe what they want, as that's that Japan will do. The problem is that with the recent news surfacing that Pearl Harbor may have in fact been bombed by the Japanese, the assault on my mailbox picked up dramatically in recent days. Over the course of 24 hours I recieved close to 3 pieces of mail from navy crewmen, some of which are too depressing to repeat.
And with that. I am done with the US. The fans of this country are some of the biggest losers in America.
I for one, welcome our new German and Japense overlords.
(Hope everyone has Happy Holidays. Time to go spend time with the family rather than try to watch a guy take a billion steps backward)
|5 days 7 hours ago||Atlanta certainly could be||
Atlanta certainly could be moving on from Smith, but Dimitroff is still there. I suppose that he could be gone too, or Harbaugh could work with him, but that does not seem like the situation he'd want to walk in to if the "control of the roster" thoughts are true.
|5 days 9 hours ago||Having bad taste in uniforms||
Having bad taste in uniforms and tweeting at recruits is not age-specific...
|5 days 17 hours ago||Where did you get that he is||
Where did you get that he is a high school kid? Read the linked tweets and couldn't tell how you came to that conclusion.
|1 week 6 hours ago||Fair point. In my opinion, if||
In my opinion, if Harbaugh elects to stay in the NFL, the national NFL-media narrative will be that he never considered UM and use the offer as leverage for a bigger contract.
I don't know if we'll ever know if that's right or wrong, but based on the current state of reporting I believe that's what we'll hear.
|1 week 6 hours ago||Wooooo, have a source for||
Wooooo, have a source for that?
|1 week 2 days ago||Probably coaching "most" pro||
Probably coaching "most" pro athletes. I believe some truly do care and aren't just in it for the money.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I don't practice family law,||
I don't practice family law (emp law for me), but it wasn't too hard to read up on this. Maybe a CA family lawyer will say differently, but it appears it all depends on what the custody (legal, physical) rights are of the parents, what the visitation schedule is, etc. For a minor, the court can appoint counsel to determine if a move is in the best interests of a child *given the custody status*. The court cannot tell someone they cannot move, but they can modify the custody order if the move is determined to be detrimental to the child.
Some of this is based on what his relationship is like with the child's parent, what his visitation schedule is, etc. If they are able to come to an agreement that keeps his relationship with the minor child intact it likely is not a big hurdle.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Ha - I was surprised people||
Ha - I was surprised people didn't groan about CEO being AD when he made the swim lane reference. To clarify, it's a swim lane, not swimming lane. Beyond the fact that it has a few lines running across the page that vaugely looks like a pool with lanes set up there is nothing to do with swimming. It just means he has a sheet of paper that is divided to easily compare timelines for each coaching candidates. Google images and it and you'll get some results.
There, corporate education task for the day done.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Ha, I forgot to edit the||
Ha, I forgot to edit the title... Oops.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Well said. My thoughts||
Well said. My thoughts exactly.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Still not funny the second||
(Removed my snark response...)
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Are you really blaming||
Are you really blaming Stretchgate on RR? Or leading with the Groban song? I actually am in a similar spot where you end up - I don't think RR was going to work out here, but those are two the weakest arguments against RR.
Stretchgate was a product of Freep's deceptive practices and Michigan's open doors approach to the NCAA investigation. It boiled down to a borderline countable hours practice that Michigan was willing to accept because it was a slap on the wirst. Part of that it saying "oops we failed to watch for that thing that every other school in the NCAA does, but doesn't have pissy reporters who write articles ignoring the basic concept of countable hours" because that's what you compromise to give up to get a slap on the wrist.
Let's be clear: There are extremely valid criticisms of RR: he simply didn't win enough, didn't recruit well enough (especially at the end, and espcially on OL), caused friction in the fanbase (even if not his fault), and of course, the defense.
But nobody would care about Stetchage or Groban if the guy is winning. That was a product of the disastification caluturally and record-wise. Point to the things that undid RR, not this silly stuff.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Not saying you're right or||
Not saying you're right or wrong, but can you provide something to back up both those claims?
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Care to expand on why you||
Care to expand on why you feel that way?
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Talking Heads - (Nothing But)||
Talking Heads - (Nothing But) Flowers
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I think you mispelled "4 games"||
I think you mispelled "4 games"
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Can you explain the weather||
Can you explain the weather argument : is it a) better weather means better HS players because they are practicing year round, or b) better weather so recruits want to come, or c) better weather so better college players because they are practicing year round?
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Because outside of Auburn's||
Because outside of Auburn's NC season they weren't that good under Chizik. But, dear lord straw man! - nobody said to hire Chizik! Even so,he doesn't fit your argument because he didn't go coach up north and fail.
Your argument is that SEC coaches are successful in the SEC using the SEC advantages (low academic standards, JuCo, weather). So either a coach is too dumb to do that and fails in the SEC or does it and therefore you say the coach worries you. Basically, this is a lose-lose and negates all SEC coaches from consideration. I'm willing to bet there are some coaches who can adapt to the situation they are coaching in.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||SEC coaches don't often leave||
SEC coaches don't often leave the SEC, so that's part of the reason there are so few examples.
The same argument from ignorance could have been made against OSU hiring Meyer.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I was a bit surprised the||
I was a bit surprised the post got upvotes. After all, I made a snarkily underhanded comment about the use of apostrophes just below...
Maybe he did run into a regent, or assistant AD. Maybe they did have that conversation. I don't know. But I know I have no way of verifying that, and even if I did, I wouldn't give it much weight.
A public face is not a private face. It is easy to say to random citizen "Les Miles is on the short list" because it is easily deniable (didn't say that or it was misintrepreted), and because all it is saying is he is on a list somewhere. It doesn't even mean you have to seriously consider him, or didn't already eliminate him in the first round off wants. He was on the short list. Great. In a casual conversation a representative of a corporation (and I'm including a University's atheltic department in this) handle things that way because its a public-friendly view that has little, if any, drawbacks. If we were NOT actually considering Les Miles what is gained from telling you that?
Also, all of that presumes that the regents have a strong feed of what is going on, which I doubt they are kept in the loop to that level of detail. They may want to know, or ask around and get some information, but it would surprise me that the regents would be hands on. Put another way (keeping my corporate analogy) the board of directors doesn't get daily updates on the candidate list for a company's office manager at a particular building.
I'll say it: I don't know. People who might know only know what they are told. People who claim to know only know what they are told. I'll take in all I can get, but I also read it in that context. One day, I'll find out who the next coach is.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I'm nervous about what huge||
I'm nervous about what huge part of the donors you spoke to...
|4 weeks 3 days ago||The history major in me feels||
The history major in me feels the arm motion is less than ideal...
|4 weeks 3 days ago||If you have DirecTV who is||
If you have DirecTV who is your internet provider? - because you might be able to get ESPN3 that way. I have DirecTV and AT&T and can get ESPN3 that way.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah, and I have an error in||
Yeah, and I have an error in my numbers above. Not sure how, but my 2011 number is wrong and one of the years are missing. Here's the better breakdown:
Just looking quickly, at my thoughts from last night, he does seem to pull in at least a high level JuCo kid every other year. Without closely following Miss. St. I don't know much about those kids, how important they are, etc.
It's clear he relies on JuCo at Miss St more than he could at UM, but I also don't think he's overly reliant on them - he's not getting a large number of starters here or heavily filling classes (at least based on the top 50/100). If there's a lot more in the lower rankings then I would be concerned. But I'd also assume some of those lower-ranked filler guys could be replaced by Midwest guys who can get in to UM. JuCos are also very common down south if you look at the top 50/100 lists, so it might be that it's just more accepted down there.
A bigger concern to me would be that his recuting is primarily focused in the Southern states. That's expected, but he'd have to make inroads up north or work nationally quickly. This was an issue for Rodriguez. The question is whether Mullen could adapt to taking less JuCos and recruiting in a different territory. I don't think that would be data-driven.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Well, I took a look at the||
Well, I took a look at the Rivals top 50/100 JuCo for Rivals for Miss St since Mullen arrived in 2009:
More than he could take at UM. Only one was a starter that I saw (Autry) and most of those guys are 3*s, probably more filler types. It's a concern coming to UM, but Mullen doesn't appear to be overly reliant on JuCo.
2014 and 2015 are top 100. I'm sure there were others below top 50 in other years.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Ah yes, the ole clutch||
Ah yes, the ole clutch coaching stigmatism you can see on tv. Wonder why he never had that corrected with contacts.