this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
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|43 weeks 1 day ago||That went way better than the||
That went way better than the Mitch Albom interview a few years ago, now that was painful to listen to!
|3 years 51 weeks ago||Mascot||
Isn't the kid who throws hotdogs to the student section our mascot?
|4 years 8 weeks ago||Jim Delany == Adam||
Jim Delany == Adam Sutler
Gerry Dinardo == Lewis Prothero
|4 years 27 weeks ago||I had noticed the problem with walk-ons as well||
I couldn't think of a good way to incorporate them without creating a loop hole. Maybe they can replace attrition with walk-ons but not during the freshman year? That would prevent schools from just telling kids to walk-on and you'll get a scholly anyway, while still making it possible to award walk-ons with scholarships and not penalize the schools who do so, like counting against the incoming class total would.
And I'm with you I have no idea why these kids still sign up for these schools but they do and keeping the conversation going is just about all average fans can do to help bring about a solution.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Two things||
First, don't hate to be that guy because this was the point of posting it and asking for feedback.
Second, ideally they would just add more female sports, but realistically they would reduce the per year number to something like 20 or 22.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||I know the rules||
The problem is that having an 85-man scholarship limit encourages attrition and creates a disadvantage for schools with good retention rates. Setting a per year cap makes schools accountable to the students they sign for the duration of their eligibility since that scholarship spot cannot be replaced under this proposal.
The number of LOI a year doesn't have to be 25 it can be anything but I think increasing the number of scholarships granted to student athletes is the best way for the increases in athletic revenue to be shared with them, also it's the only way to do it while keeping amateurism alive. But that is my opinion, if a version of this proposal were to be adopted then it would probably be with a limit lower than 25.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Thank you||
This is a far more concise way of putting it.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Whoops||
Looks like I need an editor when writing a book. Fixed.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||The DC at OSU?||
Isn't in his sixties? He could be in Dallas for the coaching convention though.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||It isn't just oversigning||
There is also the loss of scholarchips LSU is going to face due to breaking actual rules too.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Limits||
There are two limits that cannot be exceeded when counting an EE toward the previous year's class. The first limit is that you cannot exceed the 25 scholarship limit for that school year and the second limit is that you cannot exceed the 85 scholarship limit for the entire team for that school year. I believe USC was fairly low on total scholarships this year but it also depends on how many scholarships they gave to walk-ons. I also don't know how many recruits USC had in their last class. So assuming they had 17 or less recruits count toward last years class and they had less than 77 scholarship athletes last year then they could still sign 23 recruits this year even under the penalty if 8 are EE.
|4 years 33 weeks ago||Just FYI||
If Michigan were to fire RR they would have to give him a written notice 30 days prior to termination. This means that if they wanted they could give him the notice now, start a coaching search, and not have to pay him the extra $1.5 million since his termination would come after January1st. This is per MVictors: http://mvictors.com/?p=9046
I think it is quite apparent that DB believes in fact based management, as every good CEO should, and part of that is being patient enough to wait for all of the facts to be available before making a decision. Obviously fans in general lack patience but I for one am glad that our AD doesn't.
|4 years 37 weeks ago||444||
|4 years 37 weeks ago||How about Tim Kish then?|
|4 years 39 weeks ago||Am I clairvoyant, or did you post this already?||
Because I would really like to be clairvoyant.
|4 years 41 weeks ago||Maybe if you think of it this way you might cringe less...||
In a traditional 4-3 when you play nickel you usually pull one of your LBs for a third corner but with our nickel package (which we run pretty much all the time since most teams play a lot of 3-wide now) we have a spur and a bandit. The spur and bandit are physically like traditional strong safeties, so with our nickel package we're actually gaining some size over a traditional 4-2-5 by having two SS on the field vs. one SS and an extra corner.
Did that help mitigate your cringe reflex?
|4 years 41 weeks ago||If you've already made up||
If you've already made up your mind about the answer to your question then what's the point in asking it?
|4 years 42 weeks ago||You are correct, it was definitely Gruden||
Jaws mumbled under his breath "yeah but it's a different offense..."
Either way it was awesome to see the great pub on MNF for the program.
|4 years 43 weeks ago||I wish I could up vote Martin Robbins||
Would the real world equivalent be a high five?
|4 years 43 weeks ago||Rorschach Test||
All this tells me is that he is just like any other coach. When he has talented players he has a good defense. There are no miracle workers in the coaching profession. GERG's M.O. is as a good talent developer anyway which is what we need and he has a good rapport with the coaches and players. It seems foolhardy to want to make a change after only 16 games with GERG as our DC. But you can see whatever you like.
|4 years 44 weeks ago||Are our LBs supposed to be keying the RBs?||
Is this a case of our LBs trying to do too much and UMass taking advantage of that with the counter? Since we're slanting our DLine almost every play, in order to have gap integrity when the OLine pulls don't our LBs have to read OLine so that we don't have two players in one gap and no one in the new gaps created from the pulling linemen? I'm no coach but I don't think I've heard of a one gap defense where the LBs key on the RBs first, is there even an advantage to doing that?
|4 years 44 weeks ago||We're not falling for that one!||
You're totally Brendan Gibbons! You would make a terrible superhero.
|4 years 44 weeks ago||Neglect?||
I have a hard time believing that our head coach who hasn't slept 3 straight hours in years because he feels like he could be using that time to watch film is neglecting anything that has to do with improving our football team.
|4 years 46 weeks ago||I'll go with Benny Friedman||
But it's not like I ever saw him play.
|4 years 46 weeks ago||Skyfire||
Skyfire works sometimes for flash videos but no guarantee if it will work for NBC.com
|4 years 48 weeks ago||Betty White disagrees||
If a facebook group can get Betty White to host SNL, then it can accomplish anything!
|5 years 24 weeks ago||mgoblue linky|
|5 years 48 weeks ago||I did, I work on the Patuxent||
I did, I work on the Patuxent River Naval Air Station which is actually in southern Maryland. I moved in March, and there isn't much in southern Maryland so we are willing to drive to take in the game. Where is your friend at?
|5 years 48 weeks ago||Thanks! Sounds like my last||
Thanks! Sounds like my last post was a little premature. I'll definitely check this place out!
|5 years 48 weeks ago||That was quick!||
It sounds like the Pour House is the place to be! Thanks again for your advice everyone, we'll be sure to get there early!