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|3 days 23 hours ago||He needs to consistently be more consistent in his consistency||
I love recruiting write-ups. Rivals: "...consistently dominating on the field is something he needs to show more consistently."
I'm sure he'll get right on that, soon, when he can.
Welcome, Mr. Hawkins.
|1 week 21 hours ago||Map geek here: Warner Bros left off Hilton Head, etc||
Yes, SC is north of Georgia, but if you look at the map, the state of Georgia is mis-shapen -- it doesn't go that far east at the top part of the map.
Essentially, Google the border for Savannah and Hilton Head and compare that map to Bugs' map. His map should have had a bit of SC in the eastern part.
|1 week 3 days ago||He was forced to leave after a whopping one semester||
...or go on medical scholarship. Either way, that freed up his scholarship for the 2015 class (and beyond).
What is so hard about this? Are you saying the scholarship Dean would have had is left unused by the Buckeyes for the 4 years he would have been there? Getting rid of Dean allowed that scholarship to be used on another player.
Again, Meyer certainly may have cut him b/c Meyer believes, medically, it's the right thing to do. But there is no doubt they had a use for his scholarship. We don't know that for Pipkins.
|1 week 3 days ago||That's still a difference||
It's simple. They didn't give a scholly to Dean. They then used that scholly for someone else (who will likely have it for the next four years, instead of Dean).
For Pipkins, there is (right now) no "someone else." He also only had only one year left.
I'm not even asserting what Meyer or Harbaugh did was wrong. I'm just point out the difference.
|1 week 4 days ago||Facts aren't similar||
The huge difference is does UM need the scholarship? For the "school to the southeast" it was a situation with a (potential) new enrollee, so giving him (or not) a scholarship made a difference. They needed the scholarship (whether that impacted their decision or not, is another question).
For Pipkins, we don't have any evidence that they needed the scholarship this year (the only year it mattered). As noted in the article, Pipkins will count towards the 85 limit (unlike the other situation) and he will only count for this year, when (as far as we know) UM is not at the limit.
Maybe that fact will change and we'll find out a month from now that UM does need to get under the limit for 2015. But that isn't a "fact" right now, from all the best info we have.
|1 week 4 days ago||Pro Tip: Don't Google "Ron Johnson"||
The top links are all about an Senator from Wisconsin angry about the Health Care ruling.
For *our* Ron Johnson, welcome aboard.
EDIT: OK, I googled the right Ron Johnson (football). His offer list may be literally the most impressive UM has had in, like, forever. Some should do a diary on it.
|1 week 5 days ago||Seeing a Kyrie has been||
Seeing a Kyrie has been injured every year of his (short) college and professional life, I think a backup PG in Cleveland is quite necessary.
|1 week 5 days ago||Not surprised -- also this is not OT||
Anything to do with a UM player, former or otherwise, is on topic.
Regarding the news item, this is not surprising. Trey, unfortunately, did not improve last year. I hope he can get on a roster and find a role and up his game (e.g., improve his 3-pt shooting; his defense). Perhaps he can get on a team which already has enough scorers and Trey can settle in as a high assist, low turnover PG who can get you a burst of points occasionally.
|1 week 5 days ago||Not zombie enough. That||
Not zombie enough. That Louisville bird looks like it should be on the Walking Dead.
|1 week 5 days ago||Sure it wasn't their vaunted||
Sure it wasn't their vaunted Civil Engineering dept?
|1 week 6 days ago||Thanks to everyone for their responses||
My point is simple: when rankings get compiled and our class gets ranked (which a huge portion of MGoblog cares about, understandably), he'll go down as a 3-star. Which, again, is great for a kicker.
I think an argument can be made that 24/7, Rivals, etc underrate the importance of kickers (hence why 3-stars is the max, as they're seen as fairly interchangeable), but that's not what they do now.
|1 week 6 days ago||"...a 5 star kicking prospect"?||
This kid is very highly rated, but the OP should not get carried away. No kicker gets 4 stars, let alone 5.
He is a 3-star prospect, which is fantastic for a kicker. I hope we can get him.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Nobody knows anything.||
True for Hollywood. True for recruiting. True for life.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||The Extreme!|
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Perhaps he was channeling Billy the Kid|
|2 weeks 4 days ago||test|
|2 weeks 4 days ago||To be fair, he only went there one year||
That one year is quite valuable to the UT golf brand, of course, but it's interesting that UT emphasizes him going there and there's a huge story in today's NY Times "Golf's Golden Droout".
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Well...sounds like it will be||
Well...sounds like it will be easy to get cheap tickets, at least.
What a dog of a schedule. It's depressing how much UM Hockey has fallen the past 3 years.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||My parking two cents - three steps toward the door||
As others have mentioned, getting into/out of the parking lot can be real pain. As I've attended 30-40 shows there, here's my super secret plan:
- Look online at the set lists for previous shows. See if the band has a sure-fire "show's over" closer (e.g., perhaps it's Chop Suey). Then, when that song comes on, I get out of my seat (if in Pavillion) / walk down the hill (Lawn) and start walking, slowly, towards the exit. I'm still watching the show, but I'm on the move.
- Then, many bands play a 30-120 seconds long "Thank you, good night!" type jam at the end, take their bows, etc. Once I get the sense that's happening, I'm walking out of DTE like my hair is on fire. I'm serious -- walk like you're in the Olympics.
- Of course, you can skip the last song entirely (I've only done this once). Maybe you're sick of a certain song, who knows?
If you do any of this, even though it only shaves 2-3 minutes off the show, it can save you 20-40 minutes of waiting.
...and if you don't mind waiting and/or really want to see the whole show until they turn the lights on, that's completely fine. Just realize you're likely going to be stuck for 30-45 minutes. Sometimes the last song is worth it, sometimes not.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||What's up with Dartmouth? Do they have a private plane?||
This may have been covered somewhere else, but I recall when discussing one of the S CA swarm dates, the schools were local (e.g., USC, San Diego) and then Dartmouth. Now, I click on that article about the Miami camp and the schools are FIU, FAU, USF and...Dartmouth.
Is there like one coach who's just going to all the camps and has hitched a ride on the UM plane, or what? Or did someone have 100,000 frequent flyer miles that were expiring and decided to burn them? Lot of travel for a 1-AA school.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||One of my all-time faves, who wouldn't fly today||
...and not just b/c he's a rooster.
Can you imagine a cartoon for kids being released today where the main character goes around talking like a stereotypical southerner, berating others and telling them to "straighten up" and regularly (w/o provocation) whoops dogs and others over the head/on the behind with a large piece of wood?
The internet would be in an uproar.
He's still hilarious though, for kids and adults. His verbal patter is unmatched, even by Bugs.
|4 weeks 4 hours ago||Dick Vital?||
I think that was the name for the bassist in either The Cramps or The Dead Kennedys.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||What a great 10+ years of men's tennis||
From the start of Federer's reign (and he's not quite done, though he may never win another slam; I just can't believe he's world #2 this late in his career), to Nadal, to Novak, to Murray and now Stan, the level of men's play has just been great.
Glad Stan has kept working all these years, improved his game, and now is firmly in the top echelon. He may win one or two more French Opens, assuming Nadal is on the decline (as it appears) and Novak can't get over this hump.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||It's his name, as much as anything||
If his name was "Pierre" or "Rafael" or "MIchael" (all fine names), that would make a difference.
But a relatively short, stock guy named Stan? I can have a few brews and party with that dude.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||My goodness I hope we win a lot next year||
We need to keep Harbaugh as long as possible. He makes me laugh and shake my head, in a good way, on a regular basis.
That said, I have the feeling if we go 7-5 (or similar) next year, these (to us) fun "quirks" will be taken as evidence by the mouth-breathers that he needs to 'get serious' or some other hot take.
I hope we win 9-10 games next year, and onward and upward from there, quirks and all.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Who wants "all" -- I just want "one" or "two"?||
Am I taking crazy pills? Give me one--just one--mistake he "acknowledged." Based on what he said in this article, what action did he take or decision that he made does he now regret?
|4 weeks 4 days ago||No negbang, but I think you're wrong||
You said "He didn't take any shots at UofM and did say he learned from the experience." Two things:
- He chose to spoke to Howes, who is not a reporter, but a columnist. He knows what Howes is going to say, as they have a past relationship. If he wanted to make sure there was no anti-UM stuff in there (e.g., "the Ann Arbor circus" "fan resentment"), he could have. But he didn't.
- More specifically, he did *not* say what he learned. Give me an example, from the article. "Never make the same mistake twice?" What does that mean? What "mistake" did he make at UM?
|4 weeks 4 days ago||So what did he learn? What were his mistakes?||
For all those "OK" with his quotes:
I think the OP went overboard, but Brandon's anondyne quotes are so inoffensive they are uniformative and thus worthless. I haven't seen Brandon say, specifically, what mistakes he made. What, specifically, did he learn?
Without that, this is just a puff piece where Brandon gets in contact with a pro-business writer (Howes) and has him say all the anti-UM stuff, while Brandon (allegedly) takes the high road.
If that wasn't the case, Brandon could have been more forthcoming ("You know, I've learned about customer relations -- even when you disagree with a customer, it's not a good idea to insult them via email and act like a know-it- all" or "I've learned the importance of making sure everyone in the organization understands we have a premium brand, like Toys R Us, is a premium brand. We should never give people the impression they can get a UM ticket for just two cokes, nor should they be able to get the hottest My Littlle Pony toy for a bottle cap.")
You guys are forgetting who Brandon is. You can't actually be humble and learn until you *actually* say what it is you did wrong and what you *actually* learned.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Thank you, Fred Jackson. Good||
Thank you, Fred Jackson. Good to see you're out and about, posting on the board.
|8 weeks 57 min ago||WVU is/was never an option||
It's not close to being prestigious enough academically for the B1G and its self-image. It's not considered a close to Top 100 school.
For example, I just looked it up: WVU's acceptance rate is 85%. Both Pitt and UMD are around 50% (and UM is 33%, FWIW). Even MSU is 67%.
Plus, if you got Pitt, you don't need the (very tiny) WVU market.