this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
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|2 weeks 4 days ago||This and the fact that||
This and the fact that Battle's commitment being soft was a poorly kept secret at best.
If a nobody on the internet like me knows that he's still playing the field despite his commitment then surely Beilein and crew know that too.
And this isn't hindsight being 20/20 - the day Battle commited there was chatter about it not being very firm.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Yes, he is supposed to be.||
Yes, he is supposed to be. Perhaps OP didn't take the pic today?
|8 weeks 18 hours ago||Licensing issue of some sort||
Licensing issue of some sort
|21 weeks 2 days ago||Refs give NW a gift with that||
Refs give NW a gift with that ball off the leg that should have been M's ball.
Spike misses a key FT.
Stupid turnover on an inbounds.
NW can't miss any 3-pt attempt.
Well - let's see what happens in 2OT.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||You're welcome, kind sir.||
You're welcome, kind sir.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Brady named MVP per ESPN||
Brady named MVP per ESPN
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Irvin is being asked to||
Irvin is being asked to create his own offense with Walton and Levert out. That's not his strength. Hence the errors, blocks, etc. Yes he needs to improve that part of his game, but don't act surprised when you see the results of today.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Ouch. Can we please score in||
Ouch. Can we please score in OT? Please?
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Warm body||
|25 weeks 4 days ago||It looked like a clear 3 on||
It looked like a clear 3 on replay
|25 weeks 4 days ago||OT - love it. Enjoying this||
OT - love it. Enjoying this game too much for it to be over.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Not disagreeing with your||
Not disagreeing with your points but we laughed at MSU last year because of injury excuses. No need for it here either. It is what it is.
|28 weeks 4 days ago||OP said if Bryant stretch 6||
OP said if Bryant stretch 6 more inches and broke the end zone plane then it's a TD and not incomplete. Michigan248 is just saying that's not correct, and it's still an incomplete pass even if Bryant gets the ball across the plane before it comes loose. I don't know if that is correct (by the rules) but I think that's 248's point which makes your comment not make sense to me.
|28 weeks 6 days ago||Agreed. Berea is less than 1||
Agreed. Berea is less than 1 hour from Lexington.
|29 weeks 3 days ago||Haloscan-we here. I've been||
Haloscan-we here. I've been here since 2004, maybe 2005 who can remember anymore.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||"Mattison reportedly cleared||
"Mattison reportedly cleared out his office with authority when Hoke was axed."
|32 weeks 1 day ago||Allow me to put on my "It's Happening" hat for one second||
Let me give a maize-and-blue tinged 3rd option - which I don't find all that far-fetched.
3) There is no specific intent to the leak. No leverage, no message to the fans. Instead, the deal is done*, and has been for some time (maybe days or a week+). People familiar with the deal, probably on Michigan's side, are getting loose lipped because, why not? Deal is done, people are excited and start talking.
* by "done" I mean agreed to in principle, not necessarily signed in blood
|32 weeks 1 day ago||I took Math 417... also||
I took Math 417... also matrix algebra. Not sure the difference to 217 or maybe it was called 417 ten years ago?
Anyway - I found the class not too difficult. But I remember finishing the class and thinking "great, I can do matrix algebra - but I still have no idea what it is or why I'd ever use it".
So... I didn't get much from the class.
|32 weeks 1 day ago||I took EECS 280 way back in||
I took EECS 280 way back in 2002.
I got a C in the class.
If my memory is correct there were 6 "projects", 1 mid-term exam, and 1 final exam.
Both my mid-term and final exam scores were at or above 95%. And I still got a C in the class. That tells you the importance of the coding projects.
They are (or were, I'm talking about 12 yrs ago) very time consuming. The auto-grader [shudder] was very unforgiving. I spent more time on EECS 280 that semester than any other class. So... much... debugging....
I ended up in ME.
(For reference my workload that semester was EECS 280, CALC III, Physics II lecture+lab, and 3rd semester Spanish)
|32 weeks 3 days ago||Your words are beautiful.||
Your words are beautiful. Dare I say, Baugh-terful?
|38 weeks 4 days ago||Works on contingency? No,||
Works on contingency? No, money down!
|38 weeks 4 days ago||Another Nov.3 birthday here.||
Another Nov.3 birthday here. Happy birthday, Coach.
|39 weeks 2 days ago||Does anyone on the internet||
Does anyone on the internet do a "look back" and re-rank recruiting classes based on actual performance?
That would be more telling.
Class rankings before they even hit the court are just predictions. Who cares about the predictions (to some extent) - the actual result is what matters.
|43 weeks 4 days ago||Possibly, I don't know.||
Possibly, I don't know. Regardless - pass/fail or inconclusive - call the timeout instead of using Shane.
|43 weeks 4 days ago||Good lip reading. I was||
Good lip reading. I was willing to hear the official story before really getting on Hoke, but after watching again (and again) it's pretty bad. Even if Shane passed his concussion test there is no reason to insert Shane back into the game. Call a timeout. Whether this costs Hoke his job mid-season- we shall see.
|43 weeks 5 days ago||I'll be shocked if Hoke loses||
I'll be shocked if Hoke loses his job over this.
I want him gone (because he's not winning football games), but I'll be stunned if he's fired this week.
|43 weeks 5 days ago||I don't want to get in a big||
I don't want to get in a big long debate over it, but something just rings a little disingenuous about this whole "fire Hoke because Shane" uproar.
In general I agree that Hoke mishandled the situation - but let's be honest with ourselves: If Michigan were 5-0 right now there would be nobody calling for Hoke's head over this. We'd be concerned for Shane's health, wonder aloud if Hoke should have pulled him sooner, and move on to the next opponent.
So let's call it what it is: we don't like Hoke because he doesn't win games, and this Shane incident is a convenient excuse to get our pitchfork on.
Again: I AGREE HOKE SHOULD HAVE TAKEN SHANE OUT OF THE GAME. Let's just be clear it's not the main reason we want Hoke gone.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||I guess I need to know the||
I guess I need to know the NFL's intention. Are they trying to encourage more teams to go for two? (And not just in late game situations.)
If a 42 yd FG is coverted 83% of the time, then the expected pt value of the XP would be 1 x 0.83 = 0.83 pts.
If a 2-pt conversion is converted 50% of the time (which I think is roughly correct), then the expected pt value of it would be 2 x 0.5 = 1 pt.
As it stands now, the XP and 2-pt conversion have the same expected value of ~1 pt. So risk averse coaches take the safe route and kick the XP. But if coaches are getting a risk premium to go for two - in this case +0.17 pts - then maybe that changes their strategy.
But I just don't think the risk premium of +0.17 pts is enough to change a coach's mind.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Kenpom loves Iowa. I admit||
Kenpom loves Iowa.
I admit that I don't know much (anything) of how Kenpom's system works, but Iowa is #11 and the top ranked B10 team (MSU is #12, Mich is #14).
I expected this game to be closer to a pick-em.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Great question||
Great question. Can any recruitniks chime in?