...says Denzel Valentine of Big Ten Tourney favorite MSU, which is 5-7 in its last 12 games. Cumong, man.
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|9 hours 22 min ago||I think knowing the extent||
I think knowing the extent and severity of the injury, plus the success level of the surgery would be pretty good predictors. ACL tears are common and I would think the rehab process and timeline would be pretty well understood at this point, barring re-injury or other set-back.
|1 day 2 hours ago||It's not because he's Asian.||
It's not because he's Asian. As an Asian myself, I kind of cringe when he and others have suggested this. The dude is a generally unlikeable guy. He comes off as cocky, arrogant and a total spaz. The way he mashes the answer button repeatedly, argues with Trebek about answers, cuts him off before he's done prompting for the next question, etc, etc... the guy's mannerisms are just annoying plain and simple. The guy is definitely smart and his strategy paid off for him, but he's easy to root against.
|3 days 15 hours ago||Sorry||
No, it's not. Ohio fans are widely regarded as terrible and Tom Izzo is, objectively, a whiny douchebag.
|4 days 8 hours ago||What's our rooting interest||
What's our rooting interest for staee v ohio? Can't make up my own mind who I hate more.
|5 days 4 hours ago||Beilein response to warning:||
Beilein response to warning: "DO YOUR JOBS!"
|5 days 5 hours ago||Physical fucking contact with||
Physical fucking contact with a player and no T. WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK?
|5 days 5 hours ago||Fuck, should be tied if not||
Fuck, should be tied if not for these god damn refs.
|1 week 2 days ago||Right? Oh.. what are you guys||
Right? Oh.. what are you guys famous for?
Dancing, with knives strapped to our feet, on a sheet of ice
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I think it has more to do||
I think it has more to do with not messing with the Center position now that they have something that works in Glasgow than Kugler not being ready, but that's just my speculation. If it's clear through Spring Camp that he's clearly better, I think Glasgow get's bumped out to guard.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I don't know if you can jump||
I don't know if you can jump to that conclusion yet. The nature of randomness is such that you're just as likely to have a lot of events bunch up as having them spread evenly. One season for one team is still a pretty small sample size. That said, the S&C staff should definitely re-evaluate what can be done to prevent future injuries. I'm guessing they've already done that.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Glasgow: I'd like to see him||
Glasgow: I'd like to see him stick at Center. As you said, the only real issue he had was snapping the ball, which he cleanded up. Maybe he had issues with line calls, but I don't think a RS FR coming in in Kugler will do much better. By all accounts, he seems like an intelligent guy and the trial by fire will be invaluable going into next year. My suspicion is a lot of the problems on OL last year started because of the mid season Center change and the lack of chemistry that resulted, and kind of spiraled out of control from there. I'd like to see them roll through both spring and fall camps with some continuity at this position.
Kalis: Some information came out after the season that seemed to suggest his issues were injury related. He looked ok in the first few games until Penn State, and after getting back on the field towards the end of the season, he looked better again, so I think there's something to that. I think he'll come out this fall a little closer to living up to his recruiting hype
Magnuson: Yes he's switching positions again, but it's to his natural position. He seemed to handle the switch last year pretty well, so I'm not that worried. The worry is his new position is SO important to keeping Gardner alive. He's also replacing 5th year Sr Lewan, so there will obviously be a step down. I think he'll be serviceable but give up frustrating sacks in key situations when the defense throws something a little different at him.
Bosch: Was a true freshman, played like a true freshman for the most part. I think his strength and athleticism carried him as the mental aspect seemed to be overwhelming for him. It kind of seemed like he actually faded a little as his time went on. I wonder if it was because he lost some confidence. Like Magnuson, I expect him to be serviceable but still make frustrating mistakes and get beat by better DL. I think he'll be a good one in the end though.
Miller: I hate to say this, but I don't think Miller will see the field. If all the hype about Kugler is true, he'll probably pass Miller on the depth chart based on athleticism alone.
RT: This one is the one that worries me the most. It's a total unknown right now. Hopefully Braden truly didn't play last year because he just isn't a guard, and not because he isn't good. With how bad our options at guard last year were, I find that hard to believe. If it's not Braden, things get a little desperate... we'd be relying on guys that, when we last saw them as recruits, were very very raw.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Congrats on making the switch||
Congrats on making the switch to kegging. I think I made it one batch before I couldn't take it anymore.
Check ebay and amazon for this type of stuff.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||In 2011 both Denard AND Fitz||
In 2011 both Denard AND Fitz broke 1000 yards, so there's that. 2012, in hindsight had all the makings for a bad OL, I'm kinda surprised people didn't see it coming. We didn't have a solidified starter line up until the first week, so no chemistry. Yes, they were all upper classmen, but Barnum and Mealer weren't exactly proven all stars. Neither had played much except in back up roles. Add in Schofield making a position change back to tackle and it wasn't pretty. This year was a wholesale change on the inside. Where's the player development? Well we didn't exactly have too many guys that had much time and opportunity to develop yet on the inside. It's been a revovling door for 3 years.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||There's a whole range of||
There's a whole range of subjective vs objective judgement critiria, and another whole spectrum of athletic vs artistic. Ice dancing falls towards the subjective and artistic sides, but clearly isn't exclusively so. Debating what is and isn't a sport is kind of silly because there isn't some precisely defined point on each of those spectrums where sport becomes something else.
That said, my complaint isn't whether ice dancing or figure skating is a sport or not, but the disproportionate coverage of it compared to everything else. It seems like between the team competition, men's and women's, pairs, ice dancing, long program/short program, figure skating has taken up 25% or more of the prime time coverage, where awesome sports like ski jumping, freestyle, luge and skeleton only get a small time slot each night.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||We don't have the players in||
We don't have the players in the position that takes the longest to develop players. A coaching change isn't going to make that fact one iota better.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||If all this shit meant||
If all this shit meant cheaper tickets, I'd be all for it. Sadly, the opposite will probably happen.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I hate to be Debbie Downer||
I hate to be Debbie Downer here, but I'll believe it when I see it. Borges didn't run a hoge poge because he wanted to, he did it because the personel issues dictated it. He probably did a shitty job of adapting, sure, but on the other hand I don't think it's as easy as bringing in a new guy and having him install a new system that all of a sudden makes sense. Nuss will probably still have an OL that'll struggle to do basic things well, consistently. Magnuson being out for spring ball certainly doesn't help.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||That's on the AD and Hoke for||
That's on the AD and Hoke for not providing another opportunity. On the other hand, NSD is the culmination of a long, sometimes grueling recruiting process for both the players and coaches. I can completely understand not wanting to detract from what they were there to talk about, which is the new class.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||They got asked the same||
They got asked the same question 3 times prior to that. It sucks for the new kids to have their signing day ruined by reporters trying to get a scoop on another story. Yeah, the AD hasn't been exactly forthcoming about the Gibbons incident and I'm not happy about it either, but there's a time and place.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Tough situation for the kid,||
Tough situation for the kid, as someone who didn't see eye to eye with my folks growing up (i.e. first gen immigrant parents), I can certainly relate. Yeah, we all hear the stories about MSU but for a college athlete, there's no college in the country where you couldn't live up the party lifestyle if that's what you want to do, I really think her bias against MSU getting her kid in trouble is a bit overblown. That's pretty crazy if the stuff about Dantonio is true though, can't say I've ever heard of a coach get on a parent's bad side enough to get kicked out of then in home.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||I don't really care if we go||
I don't really care if we go no huddle or not, but for god's sake, figure out a way to get to line in time to change the play if necessary.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Brian Banks begs to differ.||
Brian Banks begs to differ.
|6 weeks 8 hours ago||My cousin (in law) is||
My cousin (in law) is currently applying from out of state. She's not nearly as qualified as you and I still think she's got a shot. My wife worked in admissions and helped a lot with her application. She really stressed a strong, original, and passionate essay about why you want to go there. She also wanted her to really squeeze every last bit of relevant extracurricular experience into the application to show that she was really involved, ambitiious and out going. I do think you could probably improve your ACT score with some training, considering your grades. There's a lot of "gaming" the test strategies that can get you a couple points without really knowing more.
Your grades and scores are such that you'll almost certainly clear the first cut, so those extra details can really separate you from the crowd.
I don't believe Michigan limits out of state students AFAIK, in fact, anecdotally most of my friends and roomates in college were out of state. Either way, you never know until you try. There's no downside to applying.
I can't really help you with financial aid. It'll depend strongly on your financial status obviously.
As far as college life... really just be motivated to explore and find things you're interested in. You'll have all these options around you, but at the same time absolutely no one nudging you to get off your ass either. Get season tickets to Football (obviously) and hockey, even if you don't like hockey. It's awesome... best sports experience at Michigan IMO.
|6 weeks 13 hours ago||The funny thing is he was||
The funny thing is he was ready to commit to UofM over a year ago, but his parents talked him out of committing early.
|7 weeks 3 hours ago||I would argue the players||
I would argue the players that were the heart of their team this year were in recruiting classes that at least equaled ours in the same years. Maybe in terms of stars we had a small edge, but in terms of building a complete team and not having gapping holes at multiple positions they definitely did a good job.
I take your point that you need to develop the guys you recruit, something they've done well, but recruiting does matter and this narrative that Sparty won with a team of castaway scrubs just isn't the whole truth.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||A sample of Sparty's||
A sample of Sparty's reaction:
|7 weeks 1 day ago||This probably has a lot more||
This probably has a lot more to do with Damien Harris than it does any staff evaluation and subsequent decision to stop recruiting him. We had room for 1 RB, took the best available and stopped recruiting the position. Now that guy decommited so we start recruiting again.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Strong... to very strong?||
Strong... to very strong?
|7 weeks 2 days ago||My thoughts exactly.||
My thoughts exactly. Wrestlers turned NT have worked out pretty well for us before.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Not that I disagree, but his||
Not that I disagree, but his primary tie to the school just got sent packing. Short of a head coaching change, the kid is as entitled to decommit and re-evaulate as anyone.