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- Sat Gholston after his second blatant personal foul
- Apologized publicly for his team's thuggish play
- Not accepted his defensive coordinator making light of the behavior
- Suspended Gholston of his own volition
- Suspended Gholston for more than the bare minimum of one game
- Not espouse "zero tolerance" only to later redefine it as "very high tolerance" with his actions
- Not get in a verbal sparring match with a student athlete half his age
- The list goes on, but it basically all boils down to showing that there is something, anything, he holds more important than winning.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||That's quite interesting,||
That's quite interesting, Bluebells and maize (appropriate username for this topic). I wonder if there's a common genesis that both of these were copied from or if it's completely coincidental. The fact that you've also seen it other places would seem to point to the latter.
I forget to mention that the typo's in the lyrics to the Yellow and Blue, not the Victors. They're listed on facing pages in that book.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Minor quibble||
Minor quibble (and maybe this has been discussed before), but he might be able to practice with the team (but not play in a game) without counting as a footbal scholarship. The NCAA rule book distinguishes between players who were "recruited...and/or offered financial aid to participate in football" and those who weren't. I don't know if that means recruited by any NCAA school or by the school he ends up attending.
Assuming it's the latter, he could redshirt with the football team before he and the coaches decide if he's going to continue. If he's going to redshirt for wrestling anyway and he's not sure about his choice, that's an option. It would also depend on if he'd consider participating in both sports at the same time. That would be difficult since the two seasons overlap by at least a month, but it's been done before.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Beilein discussing a high||
Beilein discussing a high school athlete with the media before he's signed his LOI would be an NCAA violation (with very few exceptions). I'm not saying Farmer didn't have an offer, but you're probably misremembering the article.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Sorry Six Zero, but those||
Sorry Six Zero, but those Upton shirts should never have seen the light of day.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||They may haved fixed it||
They may haved fixed it, but there's a typo in the lyrics. It's "gleams like a tear", not "gleams lie a tear"
|2 years 11 weeks ago||Bryant Scholarship||
|2 years 11 weeks ago||Yes, 1 in 6||
Using this logic, if 12 teams were going to get good news, Michigan's shot is still 1 in 12? 1 in 6 is the correct number.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||I think it's clear from most||
I think it's clear from most of the responses in this thread that Hoke is seen as strict on rule-breakers. You might argue that he hasn't done enough to deserve that reputation, but based on what we've seen I don't have a reason to doubt it.
Stonum's punishment certainly could have benefited the team this year if he hadn't messed up again, but don't forget the environment at the time. Hoke was going into his first year as a coach of a major program and had many fans questioning his ability to lead Michigan. It's unlikely that he anticipated the team would have such a good year. At the time I'm sure he was much more focused on having a successful initial campaign then stockpiling talent for 2012.
We still seem to disagree about kicking Toussaint off the team. My point is that I don't think dismissing him after his first offense is what people here are talking about when they say Michigan's staff isn't as lenient as other staffs. That's the most severe action Hoke could take against him and there is certainly some middle ground between that and what other schools have done. We'll have to wait and see what Hoke does with Toussaint and Clark, but I still think there are valid reasons to contrast Hoke's actions in his first year with those of some of the coaches of rival schools.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Didn't Floyd have a .20 BAC when he got his DUI?||
Didn't Floyd have a .20 BAC when he got his DUI? You could argue that a DUI is a DUI. But then you'd be wrong
Wasn't that Floyd's third alcohol related offense in less than two years? Toussaint has no such pattern to indicate this might be a much more serious problem.
Even if Toussaint does play against Alabama, the Stonum situation was much more analogous. Hoke sat him for the entire year.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Since when does Hoke not have an image of being strict?||
Since when does Hoke not have an image of being strict? Can you actually point to anything he's done that makes you think he'll take issues of this magnitude lightly?
Also, you seem to equate this to morality, but I just see as doing what's best for the players and the program in the long run. Assuming Toussaint and Clark did what it seems they did, I think Hoke would be short-sighted to play them against Alabama.
Finally, I don't see a lot of people advocating kicking Toussaint off the team. Maybe that's "as good" as you'd like to think Michigan is, but be careful when speaking for the entire fan base. I know that's not the image I have of the program, but maybe that's just because I know kids who have been ticketed for DUI (an admittedly reckless and dangerous act) and were able to turn themselves around.
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|2 years 37 weeks ago||That's not Musburger, it's||
That's not Musburger, it's the ND audio stream
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Most recruits' families||
Most recruits' families aren't going to have the Big Ten Network
|2 years 45 weeks ago||Better his arm than his||
Better his arm than his head/neck
|2 years 45 weeks ago||You still can see the original||
It wasn't actually deleted at the time, just unpublished. It still shows up when I'm logged in, but I don't know if that also applies to users that didn't post in it. Presumably the thread's not a big deal now since the meme's gone official, so here's the link: http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/picture-perfect-denard-celebrates-uconn
I'm glad this has turned into a good thing. I know folks were just having some fun, but some of the responses were harsher than I expected. I still feel a little bad for not trying to reign things in (though I don't know how much difference it would have actually made).
Anyway, my offer for a beer still stands "Lloyd".
|2 years 45 weeks ago||That would certainly explain||
That would certainly explain how he seems to show up at every Michigan related event, even when more than one's happening at the same time. Sort of like the agents from The Matrix, maybe.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||It would be interesting to||
It would be interesting to see if the NCAA could successfully force a student-athlete to assert their publicity rights and shut down some of these operations.
|2 years 50 weeks ago||I will add another PI here:||
I will add another PI here: the last play of the game. I thought it was clearly interference live and the replay did nothing to change my mind. I believe the announcers were discussing it as well, though I was too sick at that point to really listen to them much.
I'm not trying to pull a Penn State circa 2005 and say anyone was in the bag, just that it's undeniable that the officiating was not good - to Michigan's detriment. There were many self inflicted wounds (4th and 7 argh!), but those three uncalled PIs were killer.
I can only think of one close call that went Michigan's way: the 4th and 1 illegal snap. Live I thought Mike Martin got away with one, but the replay showed that the call was definitely correct (though frankly Martin was lucky someone on the officiating crew caught it because of how subtle it was - it could have easily been missed and he would have given Iowa the free first down at a critical point in the game). The fumble and the Vincent Smith TD run being overturned were clearly correct calls. The Hemingway TD was close enough that it's hard to blame the refs or the replay official (though, for the record, it looked like the ball didn't move and I was hoping it would be an anti MSU v Wisconsin). I thought there were a few missed holding calls, but they went both ways. Those the PI no-calls, along with one or two others that looked like probable defensive holdings but were at the edge of the TV picture and weren't thrown at, are probably the game's biggest storyline for me.
|2 years 51 weeks ago||That was pretty clearly (to||
That was pretty clearly (to me, anyway) sarcasm.
|2 years 51 weeks ago||I believe OverTheTop's fear||
I believe OverTheTop's fear is that, going forward, it will be harder to remain successful while maintaining the integrity we all expect from the program. It was in response to mgobluebraelow pointing out that Michigan's record against the SEC is good while Ohio State's is bad.
|2 years 52 weeks ago||Triple posted, so it must be||
Triple posted, so it must be true
|3 years 2 days ago||Walmart wolverines? Really?||
Walmart wolverines? Really?
|3 years 2 days ago||Not true, spartan interloper||
Not true, spartan interloper. Things Dantonio could have done to redeem himself or win a little respect:
|3 years 6 days ago||Come on chitown||
Come on chitown, what are you trying to do here? You're blasting rbgoblue completely unfairly for complaining about the dust-up with Schwartz and misrepresenting his take on Harbaugh's comments at Stanford. I think he made his point quite obvious:
When many fans are excusing his behavior in the NFL and NCAA because of his ties to Michigan, it's completely reasonable to question his actions with respect to the university. This has nothing to do with playing gatekeeper to the Michigan man club.
For the record, I can't blame Harbaugh for taking the 49ers job if that's what he really wanted to do. I do think, on the other hand, Harbaugh was not only hypocritical and self-serving, but also wrong, cowardly, and (disagree if you want) ungrateful when he made his infamous comments.
|3 years 1 week ago||OldManUfer agrees||
|3 years 1 week ago||I don't wish ill will on||
I don't wish ill will on Harbaugh, but I'm not exactly pulling for him. I just have a bit of a hard time with the jabs he took at Bo, the football program, and Michigan while the head coach of Stanford. Left a sour taste in my mouth, so much so that I wasn't really sure I wanted him as our next coach. Did anyone else feel the same way?
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Depends on how much you want||
Depends on how much you want to pay and what kind of coat you want. Here's one: http://www.burlingtoncoatfactory.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=3089561&SearchedProduct=t
If you're a lady who's into fashion, maybe this one: http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/steve-madden-toggle-coat/3058217?mediumthumbnail=Y&origin=category&P=2&pbo=6024786
I wouldn't go out and buy a coat just for this, but I wear my "cheap and ugly" sweatshirts until it gets really cold.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Apples to apple-type-substances||
Apples to apple-type-substance: "$16.6 million of Illinois’ $22.6 million check comes from television rights" ( http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/07/19/illinois-swimming-in-pool-of-money-after-big-ten-network-check/ ). The BTN is producing basically as much revenue for the conference as the ABC/ESPN deal.
What I'm not sure about is how much of the BTN money to attribute to other sports (mainly basketball). I think it's safe to assume that the vast majority is from football, however, and that the revenue will continue to rise in coming years.
As for the bowls, both Michigan and Notre Dame make money from them. They both get a slice from the BCS (though Michigan's is usually a bit bigger). ND gets all the money from any bowl it plays in but nothing else. Michigan gets some extra money from the conference for making a bowl game ("travel budget") and surrenders the rest. However, it gets an equal share of all of the members' excess bowl revenue. I don't know whose take is more on average, but Michigan's is certainly more consistent. Watch out if ND starts making BCS bowls on the regular, though.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||I don't think merchandising||
I don't think merchandising or licensing revenue is split with the rest of the conference. Have a source for that?
|3 years 3 weeks ago||$120 million in profit by 2015 can't be right||
$120 million in profit by 2015 can't be right. It's been widely reported that each big ten school pocketed $7.9 million from the BTN last year. Since the conference only takes about half of the profit, the BTN netted around $170 million last year. It should be significantly higher by 2015.