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|3 weeks 4 days ago||Guarantee||
I guarantee that he negotiated severance as part of his agreement to resign this year. I suspect he received almost the same exact deal that he would have received had he been canned.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Here's to the land, you tore apart of||
Dave Brandon, go find yourself another team to be a part of
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Illusions of Grandeur||
Tim Brando, calling the Oregon State/Utah game, just said that someone had "illusions of grandeur". Seems like a perfect heading for ITBS going forward.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Awesome||
I had completely forgotten about the "telling" posts from a few years ago. That just brightened my day.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||I didn't.||
I didn't absolve them of blame. I have no idea whether they are to blame or not, depending on the circumstances. DB is definitely to blame, at least in part, because he is the leader of the athletic department and (1) has mishandled this since Saturday and (2) is ultimately responsible for things that go wrong.
All I did was point out that buzzwords like "accountability" can take on orwellian meanings depending on how they are applied.
I don't know if you have ever been in a meaningfully large organization, but there are all sorts of reasons why certain participants, notwithstanding their "one specific job" are hindered from performing if that "one specific job" isn't consistent with the goal of the organization. I have no idea if that happened here.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Accountability||
Accountability, when applied consistently and objectively through an organization, can do wonders for effectiveness and morale.
Too often, accountability from a megalomaniacal CEO means "I'm going to find someone else to blame anytime something goes wrong." This attitude is then adopted by others in the organizatin and it crushes effectiveness and morale.
First DB throws Hoke under the bus. Now the medical staff. The only person DB won't blame is himself. Compare this to Schlissel's statement. The sooner DB is gone, the better.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||One bourbon, one scotch, one beer||
|7 weeks 6 days ago||The only problem with this is||
The only problem with this is the part about catching up during the bye week. Spare yourself, spare us.
|8 weeks 6 hours ago||Absolutely Right||
I've had sideline passes to games in big stadiums. First of all, very unlikely that someone with a sideline pass would be within earshot of a head coach. As another poster mentioned, you're usually at some distance from the players/coaches (although there is some mingling). Second, if you were within earshot, you'd have to be in the coaches pocket. Not sure that Martin was that close (or we could see him in the tape). [EDIT: Deleted reference to anonymous source since the source, well, isn't anonymous.]
I think it is far more likely that someone was there, with a sideline pass, and sees an opportunity to play a role in the saga by feeding some info to a reporter that, gasp, applied absolutely zero skeptical analysis.
|8 weeks 15 hours ago||Exactly. Imagine if they had||
Exactly. Imagine if they had come out on Saturday night and said "Look guys, in the heat of the moment, we made a mistake. It was inexcusable and we're reviewing our protocol to make sure it doesn't happen again. It will be fixed before we take the field again."
They didn't have to divulge anything about Shane or point fingers, and we'd all be talking about how inept the performance of the team was instead of whether or not the program has been infiltrated by people who secretly love MSU and OSU.
|8 weeks 15 hours ago||Precedent||
This is incredible, in a good way. Is there any precedent for a fanbase advocating the ouster of the AD? I don't recall ever hearing about it from other schools... that in itself should tell the Regents what they need to know.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||But||
Wasn't RDT right about Ty Isaac eventually?
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Basketball||
Someone please run these numbers for basketball.
|28 weeks 6 hours ago||Me Too||
Lets see how many MGoBloggers we can get registered.
2 and counting
|28 weeks 5 days ago||As a mcquaid and a michigan||
As a mcquaid and a michigan grad, this makes me very happy
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Denard's First Play||
The Denard Dropdown
|2 years 26 weeks ago||Nice. Another westsider. My||
Nice. Another westsider. My grandmother lives on the lake in Hamlin, so I've driven past those farms a bunch.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||I grew up in Chili but went||
I grew up in Chili but went to MCQ - what about you? Always good to see some fellow WNYers.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||I grew up outside of||
I grew up outside of Rochester as well. When I was looking at colleges, I was told that RIT had too many bricks and not enough chicks.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||The 100 Yard Lie||
Whitlock's arguments aren't original and they aren't even recent. Rick Telander wrote a book in the late eighties called the 100 Yard Lie. I remember reading it in middle school; I never looked at amateur sports the same. Of course, Telander didn't call it "shamateur" because he wanted to attract a slightly more, shall we say, sophisticated audience.
Unfortunately, just pointing out that the NCAA is a hypocritical sham doesn't mean much (and shouldn't be an excuse for anyone to break the rules that they have agreed to play by); people have been doing it for literally decades and there is no sign that it will change any time soon.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||As Chris Rock (not our Chris||
As Chris Rock (not our Chris Rock) would say - Its the Media! Its the Media!
When the Freep first broke the news on our stretching violations, a good friend and OSU fan called me to say "Now you'll now what its like to have ESPN dragging you through the mud all the time!"
|3 years 27 weeks ago||You can root for him while he||
You can root for him while he is in high school every time he isn't playing McQuaid. Frankly, I'd have more fun watching his highlight reel if he sat that game out.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||A great reflection on RR||
When I pointed out that RR had held Denard out in these circumstances, in contrast to BK putting in his one-eyed woozy QB, my wife made the right point: "Good for RR, but it shouldn't be so unique that he comes in for praise for holding out a player". I think a lot of people forget that these are kids who will do anything for their coach, and their coach is an adult who needs to make the right decision for the health of his players. Unfortunately, this seems to happen too infrequently. Urban Meyer was potentially playing with Tebow's life last year when he sent him back in one week after a very serious concussion.
|4 years 4 weeks ago||The real question is where is DameFan1||
Or whoever the guy is who made that video. I love that guy.
I appreciate having Irish around (as well as any other knowledgeable, non-trollish FOOTs (fans of other teams)).
|4 years 4 weeks ago||The best thing about 2006||
Was what a surprise the entire season was... right up until the end. It was like Christmas every day after 2005. Although our nickel package was exposed against Ball State (as pointed out by others) and exploited by tOSU and USC, our defense was still a joy to watch.
|4 years 4 weeks ago||I like the way you think, but||
I like the way you think, but honestly I would take dominating from Denard and showing up with reasonably competent playing skills from Lyons.
|4 years 4 weeks ago||Hopefully||
The connection is that they'll both be playing for Michigan next year.
|4 years 5 weeks ago||Blockers||
Bear in mind that one of the reasons a running quarterback is so effective is because he has an additional blocker when he keeps. Unless you want Denard to be that blocker, this isn't a great idea.
That being said, I'd bet we see this at some point this season as a trick play, maybe in the bowl game.
|4 years 6 weeks ago||As someone who took JJ's||
As someone who took JJ's negotiation class, keep in mind that DB has nothing to lose by saying this. Just sayin'.
|4 years 20 weeks ago||I still remembering watching that game at Scorekeepers||
and watching an incredibly terrible call in the fourth quarter (I can't even remember the play, but I think it was called a UCLA interception when it was clear it was not an interception). All these years later, I only remember the anger.