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|12 hours 8 min ago||Just like Brady's kickers won||
Just like Brady's kickers won his Super Bowls. QB still has something to do with it.
|12 hours 9 min ago||Always liked Peyton Manning||
Always liked Peyton Manning and never thought he had anything to do with the Woodson thing. Maybe there're a lot of Patriots fans here. Glad he gets to go out on top and just like Elway get drug along by badass defense and a decent running game. Good for him.
|12 hours 12 min ago||Christopher Walken socks commercial was awesome!!||
Christopher Walken socks commercial was awesome!!
|1 day 1 hour ago||I have a feeling the coaches||
I have a feeling the coaches know who is likely to leave and who has said they are exploring options. In any case it will more than likely work out without any funny business, let's worry about it if the funny business starts to happen, agree that I'd prefer to pass on speculation as well.
|1 day 18 hours ago||As a Dodgers fan I would||
As a Dodgers fan I would absolutely be star struck by Kirk Gibson.
|1 day 19 hours ago||Excellent work! Beat me to the punch||
I did something similar over the summer(two months of unemployment waiting for the new job to start and hanging out at the in-laws while bored means an ability to do.stuff like this, and updating this after signing day took just a couple of hours).
I looked at which states the players for all of the power five schools came from since the class of 2006. Slightly different than your lens of top players, I used power five signees as a way to arrive at a similar point.
I wanted to check:
A. Geographic distribution by school, by conference, and nationally.
B. Changes in player distribution over time.
C. To what extent coaching changes and conference changes had an influence over geographical distribution by school.
This is what I found:
1. The big four states every year are TX, CA, FL, and GA. The gap between them and the next tier of states(OH, LA, NJ, VA, NC, IL, PA) is significant. CA and TX have been losing share recently, while FL and GA are growing share pretty rapidly. FL this year had the most number of power five signees, overtaking Texas which had been #1 for the previous ten years. OH is generally #5, but loses the #5 spot every once in a while to a PA, VA, or a LA. So.while it is the best of the rest, it's a big gap between Ohio and Georgia right now.
2A. California is almost wholly dominated by the PAC-12. Almost 80% of California players sign with a PAC-12 school and every PAC-12 school draws on California is for the largest percentage of it's players.
2B. A similar dynamic is in place with Texas and the Big12. Most Texans go to the Big 12 and most Big 12 schools get the highest percentage of their players from Texas.
3. Conference affiliation does seem to matter: Both Mizzou and Utah changed conferences and not coaches for a significant amount of time and unlike TCU are not located in talent heavy states. Since joining the SEC Mizzou has recruited less from Texas and more from.the south, and since joining the PAC-12 Utah has become more national in scope and has slightly de-emphasized California.
4. Coaching changes do change geographical distribution but often not to a great extent. Think Rodriguez adding some guys from.Florida, but still recruiting mostly from MI and OH. One big exception appears to be Harbaugh who changed Stanford from getting about 50% of its players from CA to about 25%, Shaw seems to be upholding the.pattern. There's also the much discussed seeming de-emphasis of Ohio with Harbaughs Michigan debut. Based on his history when he says he wants to recruit nationally we would do well to believe him.
5. The private, academic schools that Michigan can likely.consider peer institutions also tend to recruit nationally and often have comparatively small.local bases. This might be the group Harbaugh is trying to.emulate rather than becoming a regional superpower supplementing with out of region talent.
So from this in terms of strategy I am mostly with you alum, with a couple small changes.
Florida and Georgia are both growing and appear to.be more "up for grabs" among the various conferences than CA and TX appear to be, and I would put more resources there.
New Jersey and the DMV area between them put out slightly more talent on a yearly basis than does Ohio, but without the 800 pound gorilla sitting there, further efforts in that area should pay off until Michigan can actually beat the Buckeyes and Spartans on the field and get it's local reputation back.
Great diary, looking forward to more thoughts on this moving forward.
|1 day 20 hours ago||I agree with the point and||
I agree with the point and appreciate you pointing out the issues with the original post in a way that was constructive. I just wanted to provide some meaning behind why the topic itself is worth discussing, but left off how the original post needed some work.
|1 day 20 hours ago||There a degree of difference.||
There a degree of difference. Blau, in my opinion wrote out why the original post was problematic and gave some nods as to why the topic had some merit.
Big difference between that and the other messaging that started the "discussion", but hey it's all good. Trophies for everyone!
|1 day 20 hours ago||I mean, it's neat and all but||
I mean, it's neat and all but it's not threatening the fabric of the universe.
|1 day 20 hours ago||Agree on Dembele, he has||
Agree on Dembele, he has added a lot of steel and organization to the side that was missing when it was the Mason-Bentaleb pairing last year.
As for the second point, I know! I want to have faith but it's hard not to.steel myself waiting for the other shoe to drop.
|1 day 20 hours ago||<double post>||
|1 day 20 hours ago||More like if GVSU did,||
More like if GVSU did, really.
|1 day 21 hours ago||If you noticed I said it's OT||
If you noticed I said it's OT season and yes, the designator was missing but there has been a huge pile on about it that I think is mostly related to the fact it's about soccer.
|1 day 22 hours ago||I'll give you the OT bit.As||
I'll give you the OT bit.
As for the rest, bullshit.
You know enough about Michigan football and sports in general to know enough context to realize the post was OT without the marker. You clicked and commented to be snarky, which happens in every soccer thread and fair enough, but don't try to dress it up as any sort of confusion on your part.
|1 day 22 hours ago||Then I have an awesome||
Then I have an awesome solution for you, don't click on the thread. Problem solved and everyone's happy.
|1 day 22 hours ago||It's OT season on a sports||
It's OT season on a sports related blog with a lot of soccer fans, most Americans who follow soccer follow the EPL, and this is a pretty surprising David slaying Goliath story that has been building all season long. It's worth discussing in my opinion.
|1 day 22 hours ago||If you look at Pochettino's||
If you look at Pochettino's record it doesn't seem too surprising, but last year was so fueled by luck I certainly had my doubts. The defense this year has been much better, Dier at DM has been an absolute revelation.
|1 day 23 hours ago||They're putting so much||
They're putting so much pressure on Watford, it's hard to imagine the result won't hold, but this is Spurs after all so I am on the edge of my seat. COYS!!!!
|1 day 23 hours ago||The people he would hurt if||
The people he would hurt if he screws up again. It's a degree of difference thing. I'm happy to see him get another chance at playing and education, but I wouldn't have been too bothered if he would have had to take out loans or otherwise manage on his own like everyone else.
|1 day 23 hours ago||I highly doubt that, based on||
I highly doubt that, based on talking to everyone I know who's played college sports this is a common theme.
|2 days 11 hours ago||So let me get this straight,||
So let me get this straight, kid (allegedly) has a problem with weed and so decides to go to the weed growing capital of the US. The decision making skills..... They are not so great.
|2 days 17 hours ago||What's he suppossed to do?||
What's he suppossed to do? Tie him to a chair until he detoxes? Re-enact the Detox scene from Trainspotting?
We don't know what the dad has done, we don't know if he's held an intervention or anything else.
He's a grown man with his own money, there're only so many levers his father can pull.
|2 days 21 hours ago||I liked SixZero's profiles||
I liked SixZero's profiles and think it would be a fun idea to restart those.
|3 days 45 min ago||You are young yet and I am||
You are young yet and I am confident you will learn the ways of the board.........
|3 days 17 hours ago||If you're in the North Part||
If you're in the North Part of the state there are at least mountains in the distance to break up the monotony.
|3 days 18 hours ago||Flying over Oklahoma at night during burning season||
I was stationed at Vance AFB in Enid, OK in the early 2000's teaching pitlot training. Flying at night during burning season is a surreal expereince seeing the straight lines of flame in the fields all over the state. Not a sight to be forgotten anytime soon for sure.
|3 days 18 hours ago||Big, strong guy with college||
Big, strong guy with college ready size brought in to play Tight End after AJ Williams graduates. Color this a great development, especially with the push a USC was putting on a lifelong USC fan. Welcome Aboard!
|3 days 20 hours ago||I'm not sure how heavy of an||
I'm not sure how heavy of an LB haul it will be. I am sure if a player comes up that the coaches absolutely have to have then they will take one or two, but right now the only linebacker scheduled to graduate next year is Gedeon and between McCray, Wangler, Furbush, Jones, Gil, Uche, Mbem-Bosse, and Bush, you have 8 guys for ~2.5 starting positions. DL and OL are going to need HUGE pushes, Safety lookslow on numbers right now, but given the number of athlete types in this class I have a feeling a couple of them will be moving to D.
|3 days 20 hours ago||Agreed, Kansas in the middle||
Agreed, Kansas in the middle of summer was a nightmare to drive through. Just nothing out there and insanely hot with wind. Miserable.........
|3 days 20 hours ago||What happened to the live||
What happened to the live python?
Seriously though, way to pay up.