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|3 weeks 1 day ago||Had comms with Kinston's dad||
Had comms with Kinston's dad today. Dad (LC) is a huge 'Bama fan but family is very excited by Michigan offer. Very tight military family. Sounds like they've had talks with Coach Wheatley and that's going real well. Dad was put-off by suggestions on these boards that Kingston is a fullback. Says it won't happen (FB).
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I think last weekend and his||
I think last weekend and his visit to Mississippi State is his first SEC offer.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Yes, that's Kingston.||
Yes, that's Kingston.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I feel bad for the||
I feel bad for the counselors.
Let me explain; in 1987 working on the staff of Care Unit of Coral Springs, FL. A number of MLB teams held Spring Training on FL's Gold Coast. A teams GM made arrangements for a hot young rookie to be evaluated for substance abuse treatment. In-patient treatment was recommended. The player flat-out refused. A conference call was established with player, agent, GM, and others from the team.
The GM talked to that rookie like he was a dog. He harped about the signing bonus and how the team 'owned his ass'. Explicitly threatened him that he'd never play in MLB if he refused treatment.
He entered treatment, went on to be a perienail all-star. I never heard or read any suggestion about further substance abuse issues.
I've dealt with many pro athletes seeking treatment, either on their own or through coercion. I know less about J. Paycheck than most because I tend to tune out news about him. But my gut says, The Brown's forced him into to treatment and he's the type of personality that can turn a substance abuse treatment unit upside down. I hope I'm wrong - but gut...
|6 weeks 1 day ago||underrated post||
|6 weeks 2 days ago||My GM had some sort of||
My GM had some sort of connection to Annie Bates, who I beleive to be the namesake of Bates Elementary. Although maybe grandma pranked me.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Snatch and snack||
Words to live by
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I'd lean Chelsea, too many of||
I'd lean Chelsea, too many of my realatives live in Dexter.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||The Crucible||
I have a slightly differnt take on what happens in the Spring. Instead of straight up position battles between players I wonder to what degree this coaching staff challenges players to compete against the wall within. I know that you want to leave Spring with a depth chart and the position battles happen - but I'd be interested to know how Coach Harbaugh will use the Spring to find competitors and grinders.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||You had to go there?||
You had to go there?
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Your safety play are belong||
Your safety play are belong to us,
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Instead of comparing Offense vs Defense||
I think it's more interesting to compare this current staff with the previous staff. If the knock on Hoke is that he failed to develop players, maybe that was first and foremost a staff talent issue that reflected itself in the failure to develop players.
I don't know why, before they've played a down, but I've convinced myself that the new staff is made up of God tier game planners. I expect that game planning is where we will see the biggest immediate impact between 'as-was' and 'to-be'.
|7 weeks 4 hours ago||Quick, get Harbaugh on the||
Quick, get Harbaugh on the phone.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Chi town alum||
He can recruit those Catholic league behemoths.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Help us to understand why you||
Help us to understand why you have confidence in your source? Is he your dealer?
|7 weeks 6 days ago||DG is the type of QB that||
DG is the type of QB that will cost a coach his job. I don't recall the analyst, but in the '14 pre-season I remeber that sentiment being applied to DG. There was hype and hope about a breakout season, the O-line was seen as the likely trouble spot - but in the end DG was the author of the Brady Hoke swan song. Quality guy - good Michigan man - but in the end the kind of QB that cost a coach his job.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Those are impressive||
Those are impressive accomplishements to be sure. Yet, if I'm an NFL recruiter I look at that performance last night and I'm troubled. Deeply troubled. Then there's the off the field stuff.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||I'll be unapologetically||
I'll be unapologetically rooting for the B1G rep. Come Nov. 28. 2015, I'd rather see Michigan beat the reigning national champions than the runner-up.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Sure, as soon as you go spend||
Sure, as soon as you go spend a year in Tuscaloosa
|7 weeks 6 days ago||A gem, a real gem.||
A gem, a real gem.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Good games make rivalries,||
Good games make rivalries, everything else is just commentary and fandom. Leave the statements for the field of play. Until this team does it on the field I'll think of the great rivalry with OSU in the past tense.
RR's break with the past was too much and caused an immune reaction. Hoke's tunure amounted to a sickly nostalgia for past glory.
If the Harbaugh era brings tough smash mouth football and winning ways it will be amazing the changes the fanbase will be willing to accomodate.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||I'm with you, what would be||
I'm with you, what would be his interest/motivation in tranfering to UM? Identify the odds-on favorities to play for the Championship next year. His list of suitable schools doesnt extend beyond that group. Why would it?
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Agreed, Channukah is a tough||
Agreed, Channukah is a tough time to get canned. Those latkes are going to be bitter tonight. Apple souce or sour cream?
|25 weeks 6 days ago||Spread?||
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Miami Orange Bowl||
In the 80's the place was a pit and unless it was the Seminoles or Gators visiting there were about 25k in the stands. Biggest bunch of fair weather fans eva.
I attended the Miami blowout of Notre Dame in Gerry Faust's last game at ND. Miami romped 58-7. Prior to the game I stopped to buy a kabob from a street vendor with a hibachi. At the point where I finished the transaction I noticed that his bbq brush had paint stains on the handle. No single purpose tools in his kitchen! Miam is a wretched place all around.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||You don’t need a title to be|
|27 weeks 21 hours ago||I'm not a Bama fan ...||
I'm not a Bama fan ...
|27 weeks 23 hours ago||...and UM is lateral... nice||
...and UM is lateral... nice subtle troll of Bama fans.
|27 weeks 1 day ago||UM runs the ball effectively||
UM runs the ball effectively all day. Goes into halftime up 35-0 including a defensive score. GT 275 rushing yards on the day. Book it.
|27 weeks 1 day ago||And yet here you are||
And yet here you are fulminating about this meaningless game.