this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
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|3 weeks 1 day ago||http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/b||
|3 weeks 1 day ago||You mean sort of like||
You mean sort of like Harbaugh ranking the QBs at camp based on baseball and dodgeball? Amazing how quickly the tune changes when another coach is doing the rankings in a non-traditional way.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Pitching rotation will be||
Pitching rotation will be very interesting to watch. Blanco was the most high profile recruit of all those pitchers...and reality is most hotshot pitchers come in and start right away as freshman. Blanco was probably okay to come in knowing that two strong pitchers would be gone after her freshman year...but may not be thrilled with another surprise logjam of pitchers in her second year due to the medical redshirt.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||No..was just seeing all the||
No..was just seeing all the focus on Morgan and whether it was right or not for him to say that and noticed that no one had mentioned that the coaches had sort of endorsed it and whether that was ok. The 3 times was just i was late to conversation (130 msgs before i got in) so i realized no one would probably see my replies up here so retyped it down below. i was just trying to add the coaching piece and what people thought about it but not too concerned about it. I do think reality is each of these will be used against Michigan in recruiting - you know other coaches will talk about it and the retweets could easily be presented negatively too. Sorry for the multiple posts.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Ok..staff members retweeting||
Ok..staff members retweeting it then. Either way its staff members working for Harbaugh retweeting it so not a great look if its really about Pipkins.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||2 coaches have retweeted||
2 coaches have retweeted Morgan's tweet. If this is really about Pipkins, then not a great look to have coaches retweeting something negative like that about a player. The two coaches who have retweetd it are Chris Partridge (recruiting coordinator) and Joe Hastings (who is a grad asistant coach on the defense).
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Then you probably arent on||
Then you probably arent on board with a Michigan coach (Partridge) retweeting Morgan's message for everyone to see.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Then it probably doesnt look||
Then it probably doesnt look good that the first person that retweeted Morgan's message was Chris Partridge.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Possible...but hard to make||
Possible...but hard to make that statement other than just pure guess based on nothing. Here is him from 2 days ago...
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Chris Partridge||
My guess is this flyer says more about the aggressiveness of Chris Partridge relative to Chris Songletary than anything else. None of us really know who saw or approved this flyer before it was sent out. Was this just produced by recruiting stafff (Partridge and his graphics people) and sent or does every piece sent also get approved by coaches? Like several said, Fisch may have had nothing to do with this,
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Its going to be interpreted||
Its going to be interpreted as him going off on Michigan. Im pretty sure other teams will gladly use that tweet to negatively recruit against Michigan given the new rule allowing "unlimited meals".
|9 weeks 1 day ago||100% agree. Narduzzi's||
100% agree. Narduzzi's comments seem fine, Franklin's comments fine, and they are playing a 4 game series. The only whining I see is from the OP.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Yep - you are right now that||
Yep - you are right now that I look closer. I struggled with that one because his hat is covering part of his face.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||i think its jaron dukes,||
i think its jaron dukes, allen gant, dymonte thomas, jabrill peppers.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Its not only money||
Its not only money driven..but it is a factor - the athletes preference if revenue neutral is also a factor and thats why they were asked. I disagree that going with Adidas would be telling your athletes they are of secondary importance. The athletes might have a different opinion if it was going to hit their sports and that is not what was presumably asked. It all depends on how large the difference between Nike/Adidas turns out to be. Its clear if revenue from Adidias will only be $20 more, then they would pick Nike. If its $4mm its not as clear unless one has strong inside knowledge of athletic budgeting for next couple years.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||FYI - saying "it will make it||
FYI - saying "it will make it up somehow from Nike or other ways" is not a very convicing and concrete argument.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||The profit for 2013-2014 for||
The profit for 2013-2014 for the athletic department was 13mm. 2014-2015 was surely worse given the football ticket issues and now there are increases in coaching salaries, having to pay the departng staff, reduced student ticket prices, etc. Its very hard to say that 4mm wont matter at all when profits were 13mm in better times than the circumstances described in the prior sentence. It is EXTREMELY important for athletics to not lose money as then they lose the ability to say they are self sufficient and dont "cost" the university anything.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||And if licensing revenue is||
And if licensing revenue is 6mm, its ridiculous to think it could increase by 4mm/yr and jump to 10mm in one year because of the change in brand name. Most casual fans hardly know which brand the shirts are and buy them because they say Michigan and could care less what brand it is.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||The previous poll of the||
The previous poll of the athletes on whether they want Nike or Adidas is not relevant if the difference is $4mm/yr. For it to be relevant. they need to poll them on whether they would rather have Nike and explain to what $4mm less of spending on athletics would look like..or stay with Adidas. That poll has not happened.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Very easy to say that...where||
Very easy to say that...where are you going to make up that $4mm? Cut some sports? Return less athletic department profits to the university general fund?
|10 weeks 3 days ago||To be fair, his counter that||
To be fair, his counter that Singletary is talking with Hackett about a spot in the AD is nothing but an unsourced rumor also. I agree there is not teally any substance to point to beinhd the original Singletary rumor but this rebuttal doesnt hold any weight at this point for same reason.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||This is great summary of the||
This is great summary of the situation and shows why these topics are a complete waste of time. There is alot of potential variability in the team's record next year and it is completely stupid for someone out there to argue that there is no way Michigan could lose 6 games or alternatively that there is no way Michigan could win 11.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Another timing issue is||
Another timing issue is spring break. Both the last 2 years Michigan started with a week of practices before spring break, then a week off for spring break, and back at it. It could be intentional they want to start before...perhaps the coaches like to get a few in and get an initial look and then have a week to plan on what they want to emphasize and adapt to given the knowledge gained in the first couple practices.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Last day of class (before finals start) is Tuesday 21st.||
Last day of class (before finals start) is Tuesday 21st.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Agreed..first team i thought||
Agreed..first team i thought of when i saw the question. in addition to those 3 nba players, the other 2 starters were garland mance (st bonaventure) and elton carter (penn state).
|15 weeks 4 days ago||I didnt know there was ever||
I didnt know there was ever an attendance number given for the Michigan game. I dont think "about 60,000" counts as an attendance number.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||I get the general||
I get the general argument..but he had 19 tackles as a freshman and 6 tackles in the OSU game. That just doesnt fit the profile of a wasted redshirt..especially one that Seth and Brian seem to be making such a big deal about recently as if he never played. I would sure like for him to have an extra year but those numbers just dont fit the narrative.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Im a bit confused by all the||
Im a bit confused by all the noise about this Gedeon non-redshirt issue? Gedeon had 6 tackles and a sack in a single game against OSU as a freshman in 2013. People are acting like he was never used at all that year. That is alot more than most people produce as freshman. of course it would be great if he had another year but all teams burn redshirts for a lot less PT than Gedeon got. How much did Damon Webb play last year when he burned his redshirt for OSU.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Im not expressing any opinion||
Im not expressing any opinion on it..just saying I think other fan bases would not treat this well. The fact that Austin has played in actual games shows that he is healthy enough to...well, play in actual games. Therefore, if he was moved to a medical waiver without some new injury then it would be viewed that the only reason for the switch was to give his scholarship to a better player. Yes - he would still be on scholarship at the school but he would no longer be allowed to play in a game. I realize Michigan has been loyal to him over the past few years but Im guessing public criticism would quickly forget that part.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||If Brown were to come here||
If Brown were to come here and they open a scholarship by putting Hatch on medical, I think there would be alot of negative coverage nationwide given how much publicity there has been around Hatch. Im not sure if they can go down that road.