"What (Michigan coaches) told me is that they're focusing on point guards right now, but if anything opens up, they'll definitely come back on and recruit me as hard as they were," said Towns
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|2 weeks 4 days ago||In 2003 we played Minnesota||
In 2003 we played Minnesota on a Friday night in the Metrodome because of conflicts with the Twins playoff schedules.
You might remember that game as the largest combeback of all time to that point and the John Navarre convoy game.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||After Kordell Stewart hit the||
After Kordell Stewart hit the hail mary pass I told my dad I was a Colorado fan.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Is that banked turn on the||
Is that banked turn on the indoor track something that is common?
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Spicy Brown Mustard on||
Spicy Brown Mustard on everything.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||If Nike is going to swoon||
If Nike is going to swoon after us how come they haven't made an offer?
Nike doesn't need Michigan like Adidas needs Michigan. Nike has the North American market on lockdown which is why they would never offer up the kind of cash that Adidas has.
The fact is that the exclusive negotiating period for Adidas ended December 1st 2014. Nike and UA have been free to make thier offers since then and neither has done so.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Like you said, If you don't||
Like you said, If you don't like your alternate options just say no. Unfortunately what the AD views as the best option might not be what you view as the best option. Maybe the AD said no to a design you would have loved.
If you think the Adidas michigan gear looks like shit then don't buy it, go buy from Moe's.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||A good AD can alleviate alot||
A good AD can alleviate alot of the uniformz issues by just saying no. If you want traditional uniforms you can have traditional uniforms, it doesn't matter who your apparel contract is with. That being said I'm convinced Hackett wants Nike but can't pull the trigger because Nike hasn't offered and Michigan doesn't have the leverage in negotiationg with Nike as it does with Adidas. Which leads me to belive the real question at hand is how low is Hackett willing to go for Nike.
And Hackett's quote about the "secret project team" is clearly him begging for a Nike or UA offer before the current deal with Adidas falls of the table July 31st. If he doesn't have a deal inked before July 31st he is going to look like an idiot because no way does Adidas give him the same deal after shopping around for another offer.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||The best I can come up with||
The best I can come up with is it is a bunch of people who were at UM between '90 and '07 who have a nostalgic opinion on Nike and subconsiously associate Nike with Michigan dominance in that era.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Well that and Adidas was||
Well that and Adidas was willing pony up a huge apparel contract in order to expand in North America. UM has more leverage when negotiating with Adidas than Nike because Adidas needs us in NA while Nike doesn't.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||The Adidas basketball jerseys||
The Adidas basketball jerseys haven't been terrible (except for whatever ungodly concoction we wore in the BTT this year), but the football uniforms have just been....well....not good. The 2011 MSU and 2012 Alabama jerseys were atrocious.
Guess what? UM approved all of those designs. It is more of a Dave Brandon issue than an Adidas issue.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Nobody realizes that. I've||
Nobody realizes that. I've said all along that the uniformz issue is more Dave Brandon than Adidas. Sure Adidas designers came up with those uniform designs but Dave Brandon had the final say on what we wore.
With the right AD the apparel company we are under contract with doesn't matter. Hopefully Hacket comes to his senses before July 31st and locks in another 5 years of the current Adidas deal because if he doesn't we stand to lose a significant amount of money.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||After the spring game Hackett||
After the spring game Hackett is going to Portland with his team to visit with Nike and Adidas. I imagine that he'll make his decision then. The only question is how much less money will he be willing to take to make the switch to Nike. If Nike doesn't offer enough money (Nike's max deal in 2013-2014 was 4.4M to FSU) then I'll be we resign with Adidas. I don't know how low Hackett is willing to go to get Nike though.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Are the alternatives||
Are the alternatives the result or Adidas or Dave Brandon? The AD has to approve of anything Michigan wears. It isn't like the day of the game they open a box and have jerseys that nobody at Michigan had ever seen before.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||What people fail to realize||
What people fail to realize is that the UM athletic depart approves of everything before the teams wear it. It wasn't like Adidas forced us to wear the bumblebee jerseys. Dave Brandon put us in those to counter the Nike Black and Bronze look MSU wore against us in that game.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Logically this makes sense.||
Logically this makes sense. If it was the NCAA's job to ensure academic integrity amongst its members schools then when schools commit violations the NCAA would be at fault not the individual school.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||When did Dennis Norfleet play||
When did Dennis Norfleet play for Clarkston?
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Not much has changed. Still||
Not much has changed. Still expect the team to win a bowl game and be between 7 and 9 total wins for the year including the bowl win.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Ricky Powers? You mean||
Ricky Powers? You mean Kenny Powers.
|5 weeks 14 min ago||I have tempered expecations||
I have tempered expecations as a result of the last 3 years. My only expectation is to win a bowl game. Show me that you can get to a bowl game and with 15 practices beat an opponent of similar quality and I'll be ecstatic.
@PSU the week before OSU scares me as does @Minnesota although we get a bye week before that road trip. Along with the nonconference games you mentioned and the 2 biggest rivals should make for a tough year. Winning a bowl game will be enough of an improvement
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Wasn't that 2012 sping game||
Wasn't that 2012 sping game the one that was on BTN and they just did a scrimmage 1st O vs 2nd D and 2nd O vs 1st D and the BTN just kept adding points to the blue team since our offensive players wear blue practice jerseys?
|5 weeks 3 days ago||The man was President of the||
The man was President of the United States. That is pretty legendary, no?
|5 weeks 3 days ago||I love my ultimate tech||
I love my ultimate tech fleece crew neck. And Harbaugh does too. Even better is the price I paid.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||BOOMER!||
|5 weeks 4 days ago||I miss the football played in||
I miss the football played in the pre-renovation Big House more than I miss the pre-renovation Big House.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||What someone does on their||
What someone does on their own time is none of their employer's concern. - What about crime. Certainly employers can terminate employees if they commit crimes on their own time.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||I think to the NFL the big||
I think to the NFL the big deal isn't his use of pot but rather his lack of impulse control when he knew he was going to be tested. NFL teams invest hundreds of thousands of dollars into players so they want to know what kind of people they are first. It isn't like he is banned from the NFL now. He still has 2 more strikes if I know thier substance abuse policy correctly.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Failed the stupid test. If||
Failed the stupid test. If he doesn't have the impulse control to refrain from smoking pot when he knows he will be tested we can assume that he will have the same lack of impulse control with his new found money. I'm sure the NFL doesn't care about pot usage. What they care about is decision making since owners are making a hundreds of thousands if not millions of dollars investment into people.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Especially in states where||
Especially in states where marijuana is legal? Is it ok to forbid your employees from engaging in other legal activities while they're off the clock? It is btw, some companies are testing for nicotine usage now. - It is still illegal on a federal level. The nicotine testing is probably related to health insurance, you can get a break on health insurance policies if you don't have to cover any smokers.
I don't like the smell of curry. Should I be able to ban my employees from eating it at home? - You can set hygiene standards.
And if we're going down that slippery slope, why stop at ingesting substances? How about not hiring homosexuals because you find their sexual activities to be distasteful? - There is a difference between smokers of drugs and homosexuals. Sexual Orientation is a protected class while substance use is not.
Laws are tilted against employees in this country. Way worse than in most of the rest of the first world. - Conversely you could say that laws in the rest of the western world are tilted agianst employers.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Nike isn't ponying up $3.8M||
Nike isn't ponying up $3.8M cash each year like Adidas has.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||If Michigan wanted Nike's||
If Michigan wanted Nike's "maize" couldn't they buy the rights?