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|2 weeks 1 day ago||He's a scared of Michigan's depth chart at corner...||
though that's hyperbole, according to those close to him, he's very aware of the player's Michigan's brought in at corner in the two classes ahead of him, and he's been leaning elsewhere for a while.
Not sure ND is a great pick for him, unless he just really likes the school, as Kelly might have a difficult time keeping his job barring a big turnaround from last season's disaster.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah, according to MTV's enlightening new commercial..||
it's racist for a white guy to say they are 'woke', and MTV is run by smart, reasonable people, so you know it's the truth.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Everything IS Awesome...||
Shout it out!
|15 weeks 6 days ago||He's probably just high...||
according to reports, that is, looks like mama's concerns with him at MSU have come to pass.
|19 weeks 23 hours ago||If you want to give Hoke credit for...||
identifying, recruiting, and for the most part developing a lot of the Defensive talent currently on the roster, I think that's perfectly fair, though to argue that Harbaugh and his staff hasn't taken them to a new level would be absolutely absurd.
OTOH, I think it's equally absurd, with the benefit of hindsight, that Hoke and his staff aren't the main reason for the problems with the players on the offensive side of the ball, even if there were a few outliers(Glasgow, Cole, Butt). Given the performance of that unit and those players under Hoke vs their performance under Harbaugh in fact gives clear evidence that Hoke and his staff were clueless about teaching and developing the talent they had on hand.
Where there are incremental jumps in the defensive performance, there are night and day differences in the offensive performance and output, and I think you're being far too forgiving in saying that Hoke WASN'T the main reason for the underperformance of those players.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Taysom Hill was also just named the starter...||
after he had been rotating with Mangum(I think, can't recall his name atm), Hill is the kind of QB and BYU has the type of offense that would give even a good MSU defense trouble, and this MSU defense isn't really all that good, and are even worse with McDowell out for a half.
Combined with the fact that MSU's offense has been average, at best, and this is definitely a game BYU could come in and win, and then the schadenfreude would be phenomenal.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||That's funny, other college sports have been doing satellite...||
camps for years, Lacrosse, Volleyball, not to mention the psuedo satellite camps that are AAU for bball, but Harbaugh comes along and does it with college football and a bunch of pansies get their panties in a bunch because he's doing too many camps, and they don't want to do that much themselves, so instead of trying to work harder and keep up, they try and force the NCAA to regulate how hard Harbaugh can work.
What a bunch of crap, and your coach comes across as the pitiful loser he is once again. Hey Franklin, get better at your job, and maybe next time you won't be embarrassed by Harbaugh, instead of whining about how hard Harbaugh works and trying to get someone else to slow him down for you.
|21 weeks 2 hours ago||They need a vision board, then all their wishes...||
will come true.
|22 weeks 4 days ago||His answer to the question about Franklin, and having worked...||
with him in the past was interesting. He instead wanted to talk about Moorhead, the new OC, have heard that Brown and Franklin didn't exactly like eachother, and of course, that seems to be Franklins reputation, maybe Brown's wife wasn't hot enough for him.
|25 weeks 2 hours ago||Foster Sarrell has also said he's likely...||
to OV to Michigan, along with Chuck Filiaga, two very highly rated OL from Washington and Texas. Looks like Michigan is working their butts off on the OL recruiting front to make sure they bring in a great class, and I'd be shocked if they didn't succeed on that front with all the guys they're highly involved with/already have committed.
|28 weeks 5 days ago||Nice...||
|32 weeks 6 days ago||My guess is they finish up with...||
Kyle Young and Nojel Eastern. Or maybe that's more of a hope, but Michigan seems to be in pretty good shape with both, and they'd be the perfect complements to Poole and Matthew's(who's essentially a 2017 recruit as far as eligibility) to fill out the class.
|36 weeks 2 days ago||Noted*||
|36 weeks 3 days ago||So, just so we're clear...||
when Marvin Wilson said there was a great chance he would go to UM, and then 3 days later left UM out of his top 10, the narrative was that Rivals sucked and was misleading us all with sensational headlines.
Not even a week later, Allen Trieu runs an article saying that Willie Gay Loves UM, and 4 days later, Gay commits to Ole Miss. Does this mean that Scout sucks and is misleading us with sensational headlines now too? Just wanted to check, or if that logic only applied to Rivals.
FTR, I'm still of the opinion that this is just another example of 'crootin, but there were a few people who were adamant that Rivals actual intent was to mislead us and as such sucked at recruiting info, yet I don't see them yet in this thread bashing Scout for essentially doing the same thing after a very similar situation.
|36 weeks 4 days ago||Johnson is a workout warrior...||
he earned tons of praise last summer for his camp performances, yet when watching him against Peters in their game last year, Peters was the superior player.
I'll take the guy that Harbaugh prioritizes, and from all the chatter I could gather, Peters was 1b to KJ Costello, and Harbaugh had a chance to pursue Eason late(after Richt was fired), but didn't do it so as not to upset the applecart with Peters.
And he also prioritized McCaffrey in the 2017 class. Johnson was committed to Tennessee and now Clemson, but Harbaugh hasn't let that stop him from pursuing other prospects that he really wants.
Looks like Harbaugh is landing who he really wants to land at the QB spot, and his evaluations are a heck of a lot more valuable than a recruiting site.
|36 weeks 4 days ago||But Ecuador also plays their home games...||
at something like 9,700 ft abover sea level, IIRC, so they get a similar home field advantage to Mexico when they play at Azteca. So, while there is certainly an advantage to playing on home soil, it's not usually as distorted as Ecuador's record would indicate it would be.
|37 weeks 1 hour ago||Brandon Brown, who did the interview...||
actually gave all the context you just provided in a postscript to the interview(ITF Extra, as they call them), and when questioned whether he thought Wilson was being truthful, or just playing to the audience, gave the reponse that what Wilson was saying should certainly be taken with a grain of salt(based on the momentum of his recruitment), but that he'd also witnessed Wilson telling a reporter from another school that he flat out wasn't interested in them(so why tell the Michigan guy he was interested if he wasn't?).
Given that context, unless you think Brown is a flat out liar, I don't see any problem with what he did, and how he framed the interview, and I think it's also poor form to jump to the conclusion that rivals is giving bad information and misleading readers when that's not the case. Certainly the posters who made those allegations had no proof that that was the case. Their 'proof' was Wilson saying Michigan had a great chance, and then within 3 days saying they weren't even in his top 10. That's on Wilson, not on rivals, IMO.
And btw, both Scout and 247 use titles for 'clickbait' as well, but rivals is the only site that's consistently villified for it.
|37 weeks 2 hours ago||Sorry, didn't realize I was ranting...||
just think it's interesting(or maybe stupid) to blame a recruiting site because a Wilson, who was quoted, essentially contradicted himself when it comes to the information he gave regarding his recruitment.
|37 weeks 2 hours ago||No...||
but I have common sense, and quoting a recruit is not misleading on the part of the person who's writing an article, if anything, it's misleading on the part of the recruit if that information turns out to be false, and as such, falls under the purview of 'crootin.
edit: If we're going to say that quoting a kid is giving bad information, as has been said, then literally everyone is giving bad information. Rivals didn't twist the words to try and give readers false hope(which is what people have implied), they simply reported what the kid himself said.
|37 weeks 3 hours ago||So, it's rivals fault that the kid...||
was quoted as saying that their was a great chance he would attend Michigan? How is quoting a kid an example of a recruiting site being misleading?
As the OP said, it's a great example of 'crootin, it's a terrible example of a recruiting site misleading it's readers when they're specifically quoting a recruit and putting it in a headline.
|37 weeks 3 days ago||Directly from the article...||
"He knows he has pull moving forward and he says he'll do as much as he can to help sway other top stars to Michigan moving forward. Signed players, of course, cannot publicly recruit prospective student-athletes.
But they can always chat in private."
Looks like he can't recruit them publicly, but is allowed to chat with anyone he wants privately, so like he also says in the article, look for me in your DM's.
|39 weeks 4 days ago||Cutthroat business, that women's bball...||
obvious cash cows, too, makes perfect sense, gotta get those ladies on campus and keep them eligible.
|39 weeks 6 days ago||He must really feel like he hit the lottery...||
getting to go to Michigan after having to play in his god awful HS uniforms.
|40 weeks 1 day ago||In the books, Meera and Jojen were sent to the Starks...||
to foster by Howland Reed, but most people think they are odd, and are usually disliked as a result. The Cranoggmen, or frog people, because of where they live, and how they fight, using stealth and poison, as opposed to the honorable way on the field of battle. As a result they are usually left alone.
It will be interesting to see if they are introduced now that Jon and Sansa are shopping for allies, and if Jon meets Howland and that's how he learns of his parentage, something Ned promised to share with him, but never got the opportunity. Jon and Sansa should both be well aware that Howland Reed was one of Ned Starks most loyal friends and supporters, and will almost certainly try to recruit them to their side in the war against the Bolton's.
I think we will learn from Bran what happened at the Tower of Joy, as he seemed to be particularly interested in that event, but wasn't allowed to see it though at the time by the 3 eyed Raven, I assume that's one of the first things he'll go back to now that he's on his own. But even if Bran learns the truth, he now knows that trying to change the past has negative consequences for those he tries to communicate with, so Jon will have to find out the truth on his own. Hopefully after what happened with Hodor, Bran learns the that the past is done, 'it's already been written, and the ink is dry'.
|42 weeks 4 days ago||Agreed, and it's really unfortunate that such a nice...||
stand up guy like Osama Bin Laden got such a bad rap when it's quite obvious that Connor Cook was in charge all along.
|42 weeks 5 days ago||Stupid thing to say considering Michigan has a great...||
shot this year of pulling in Nico Collins and Toyrque Bateman(if they really want him), and both have Auburn/Bama offers. Of course, the dude's more or less following his head coaches lead, as Malzahn made a similar claim last year, but then that begs the question as to why they're so opposed to the Satellite camps in the first place.
|43 weeks 6 days ago||Don't remember where, but it was on record...||
that Dantonio was for the ban(along with Ferentz I believe) because he was concerned about his coaches quality of life, one of his assistants said that was one of the reasons he loved working for Dantonio. Harbaugh should absolutely use it on the trail to bust his balls, and let every recruit know that Dantonio was more worried about his coaches vacation time than he was about the kids opportunities for exposure to coaching and schools.
|43 weeks 6 days ago||From what I've read, normally the April 28th...||
meeting would just be a rubber stamping of previously proposed and passed legislation, but due to the controversial nature of the satellite camp, and the enormous backlash that has come from the sideshow way in which it was pushed through, instead of receiving it's normal rubber stamp, it will simply be denied.
|43 weeks 6 days ago||Harvard has a program where if your parents make...||
under a certain threshold of income, they cover the costs of your tuition as long as you can qualify to get in, combine that with Amaker getting the admissions to lower their standards some for bball athletes, and that's how he's been able to up their recruiting.
He's in a good spot, he goes after the high end bball talent that's academically inclined and sells them on the alumni connections that Harvard gives you after your playing career. And these are the players who are more likely to be realistic about their NBA opportunities after college, so it means a lot to them.
|43 weeks 6 days ago||That's not how the restictions worked...||
Instead of being able to carry 13 players, Amaker could only carry 12 scholarship players for the 4 yrs, and IIRC, he wasn't really ever even close to maxing out on his scholarships anyway, making it a moot point to begin with.
Amaker's problem was lack of development, and a sloppy, disorganized offfensive bball team. Guys like Horton, Harris and Lester Abram were virtually the same players as Seniors as when they were freshman. His big men never seemed to take the next step either, whether it was Chris Hunter, Courtney Sims, or Brent Petway, their games were stagnant while under Amaker, the only one who got noticeably better was Graham Brown.
All that, and they always seemed to lose the games when great stakes were on the line, the final game of the year against a IU team at home that would have set them up for the tourney, the Big Ten Tourney game against an atrocious Minnesota team, again when they needed a win to make the tourney, Amaker's teams could never get over the hump, and he was deservedly fired for it. Amaker is in a better spot now, he was loathe to promote the program at UM, and he doesn't have to do that at Harvard, and he's in a much easier league as far as competition and coaching go.
You can have his great recruiting classes, I'll take Beilein's ability to put together great teams.