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|1 week 2 days ago||Well-played... Two other||
Two other elements to consider are a) the boost to diversity and opportunity and 2) the need to educate mind and body. As has been hinted at in some of the comments - and Larry Foote referred to it directly - sports often diversify an another privileged student base. As a full-fledged idealist, these sorts of interactions are full of benefit for everyone involved and help us live up to the American ideal that says that we all have equal opportunities to succeed.
Educating the body is nothing to sneeze at either. Listening to athletes talk about the sort of expertise that they have to gain to play at a D-1, B1G level can be eye-opening...as other posters have noted, that sort of knowledge don't come cheap...
</rose colored glasses>
|1 week 6 days ago||BBW, the main difference I||
BBW, the main difference I see comes from the amount of publishing that Favre does, which in my mind means that he keeps up with the conversation about what works...is that what you see as Wellman's fault? And do S & C folks in football programs publish?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Sidetracked by the Charlie||
Sidetracked by the Charlie Weis comment...wow...perhaps it makes sense from a social justice standpoint to pay him *not* to coach, because he is not only horrible at it but he crushes souls while being horrible...
|3 weeks 22 hours ago||This possibility makes me||
This possibility makes me wonder about a couple of aspects of coaching...
1. To be a physical team does your coach have to be willing to be an ass?
Harbaugh will be successful because of that, then...I've already shared my cool bro story of Harbaugh getting in a tight end's face when the guy gave me grief refereeing an intramural basketball game...and that was a sophomore...there's a level of intensity that he can go to that I just don't think Hoke is capable of...
|3 weeks 23 hours ago||Wow - that quote speaks||
Wow - that quote speaks volumes.
I'm also not concerned with the fact that the interim AD is another CEO. Steel case is a completely different company than Dominos - forward-thinking (they completely changed their product line) and invested in education (we have bought their desks and other education products at the place I teach)...
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Agreed - I was surprised this||
Agreed - I was surprised this long to play the "oh it's just a blog" card...
|4 weeks 3 days ago||How about either of the 1984||
How about either of the 1984 or 1988 Miami games? I can't believe that Michigan wasn't a big underdog to that 1988 team...
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I'm not a coach, but we just||
I'm not a coach, but we just went through this at the school at which I teach. The coach kept telling his players that it was their fault for not executing, and yet the offense would hear the opposing defense call out the play they were about to run based on formation, etc.
All the execution in the world can't compensate for two extra men in the hole...
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Thanks for this. A theme that||
Thanks for this. A theme that I'm wondering about now seems to be emerging - perhaps that while Hoke and company are hard workers, they're not necessarily all that smart about the work that they do. Coaches ilke Mullen (and RichRod) seem to be able to do both the hard work and the smart work necessary.
I'm not jumping on the Brady-Hoke-is-dumb bandwagon. I don't know. There is a difference, though, between being innovative and resourceful (and putting people in a situation where they can use their skills) and being able to follow others well.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||The stunts that he did||
The stunts that he did (having other teams do a send-off for the football team, asking for Beilein's and Berensons' support) are also typically corporate groupspeak...and in case we were confused by their origins, he filmed them so that we would know what a great guy he is...
I cannot wait for him to be replaced by someone who knows how to run an athletic department.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Circling the wagons time..it||
Circling the wagons time..it makes sense that the team will use this as an us-against-the-world motivation for the Rutgers game...
|7 weeks 2 days ago||I see what you did here,||
I see what you did here, using your crazy 'reason' and 'logic'...
|7 weeks 3 days ago||We have always been at war||
We have always been at war with East Asia.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Agreed, and this is just an||
Agreed, and this is just an excuse (and believe me, I want Hoke out, and Brandon tarred and feathered, if we can still do that), Hoke is operating in a daze these days, for the exact reason that this poster noted...
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Is Narduzzi Stoops? He will||
Is Narduzzi Stoops?
He will probably at least not put a linebacker at DB coach...
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Two games, one of which I was||
Two games, one of which I was at in person.
The 1980 Northwestern game. I was a freshman, still battling my growing up a Buckeye, and I found myself screaming for Wangler with the rest of the crowd. My roommate, from Chicago, called the Northwestern fumble play, recovered by Cannavino, and Michigan scored to win.
The 1988 Miami game. Bo let it out all hang out, against a great Miami team, and that is still one of the greatest college football games I have ever seen. I remember Miami coming in as a favorite, and thinking that Michigan had no chance,but they fought like hell.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||I teach first-year||
I teach first-year composition at a small university at which half of our incoming students are the first-generation in their family to attend college, so I ran our numbers. I hate to disagree with your grandmother, but where I teach traditionally 12% of our first-year students take remedial English.
Sorry - I submitted before I was ready. There is also another problem with that statement - 1914 is pre-GI bill, and the percentage of Americans going to college was much smaller, representing an income level much higher than we have now.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Morgantown||
Another random selection - Morgantown is a great place to watch a game - beautiful setting, especially in the fall, excellent tailgate with lots of friendly people with whom you can dine on animals you had never imagined eating before, and some great rivalries. The tailgates start very early (Friday night) and don't end until everyone sings "Country Road" at whatever bar they're at sometime Sunday afternoon.
|33 weeks 2 days ago||We have always been at war||
We have always been at war with East Asia.
|36 weeks 2 days ago||Hardaway and Burke||
I will confess that I have watched way more of last year's tournament on BTN this year than I should have, but in addition to McGary I've noticed how many steals Burke got (and how well he seemed to stay in front of his man) and how well Hardaway (with the exception of defending CJ Fair, an admittedly tough matchup) played defensively, especially in help defense. I'm definitely not an expert, but I think that missing a third-year player with an NBA body has to hurt, and Burke is stronger than Walton.
|36 weeks 5 days ago||Agreed - Morgan and Horford||
Agreed - Morgan and Horford started being much more effective once McGary went out.
|37 weeks 3 days ago||"We are the World" was not||
"We are the World" was not the song of the year.
|41 weeks 5 days ago||No mention of the Blue Front||
No mention of the Blue Front Persuaders?
|41 weeks 5 days ago||This is just cruel...Steve's||
This is just cruel...Steve's was where I learned that grease cured hangovers...
|43 weeks 2 days ago||Greg. Oden.||
|43 weeks 5 days ago||As usual, Deadspin is all||
As usual, Deadspin is all over this...
He's playing a part, getting coverage, causing all of us to endlessly worry about how his behavior holds up to other standards from bygone eras. The game is played at such a high level, at such intensity, that it's hard for us to understand sometimes...
And for what it's worth, I just fell even more in love with Erin Andrews, because she asked an actual follow-up question, deviating from her script in order to ask about something he said...
|44 weeks 4 days ago||The most popular player||
The most popular player (among fans) on nearly any team is the backup quarterback, especially when your starter is not named Brees, Brady, Manning, Unitas, Marino, Montana, Moon...ya'll get the drift...
|45 weeks 2 days ago||Yes. I'm hoping this is the||
Yes. I'm hoping this is the Beilein-after-the-third-year move that we've been waiting for...
|45 weeks 5 days ago||Any April Cleveland Indians||
Any April Cleveland Indians game in the old stadium.
I did see a game in a snowstorm in Green Bay in 1986(?) - Packers versus Tampa. The Packers were loving it, drawing up plays in the snow in the huddle, while the Buccaneers just wanted to go home. In the stands, there were excellent snowball fights and free hot chocolate (with rum chasers for those of us with flasks), so while it was cold as anything and we got what felt like a thousand inches of snow I had a blast.
|46 weeks 2 days ago||It looked to me as if the MSU||
It looked to me as if the MSU secondary played more zone than I had previously thought they did - the interception by Waynes was either an amazing read/reaction or a zone...