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|3 weeks 4 days ago||I agree. I don't think that||
I agree. I don't think that we can become an elite football nation without elite cheers. Outlaw chants are weak. They need to spend some time at Yost.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Add another 20-40k for camp income||
Keep in mind that in addition to base salary, there are also other benefits that frequently come with coaching gigs. Tennis camps are hugely lucrative and head coaches can usually bank on an additional 20-40k coming through this stream in the summer when school isn't in session.
|10 weeks 12 hours ago||re: men's tennis||
I don't know about water polo, but in re: to men's tennis making the tournament isn't good enough. The ncaa field is 64 and the women's program is consistently top ten and wins the big ten regularly. There's no reason that the men should be barely making the tournament and not in the running for a big ten championship (dominated by Illinois and then Ohio State in recent years). Michigan has tradition and a top tier tennis facility. The only thing Michigan tennis has stacked against it is cold weather, but that's an issue for all big ten schools.
I'm actually happy to see Brandon make these kind of moves. Head coaches pay is ridiculous even in non-revenue sports and when you have the facilities and tradition that Michigan has finishing middle of the big ten year should never cut it. The expectation for revenue and non-revenue sports should be the same and a lot of the coaches that he's gotten rid of simply didn't show that much improvement year over year.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||Rivals Top Dual-Threat Quarterback?||
Vince Howard was unbelievable for East Dillon. I'm still upset Michigan couldn't pry him out of Texas.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||You could make the same claim||
You could make the same claim re: player development about anyone on staff during the Carroll years. They had a ton of 5* kids and a ton of success, so that naturally equals a lot of players drafted. He is a good recruiter and did play a part in bringing in that talent, but I know that the last two years at USC (2012 & 2013) he completely lost the team. I had friends on the team and they didn't just dislike the guy, they hated him and it wasn't isolated to them. The whole team hated his guts. Kiffen would be a terrible decision for Michigan right now.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||Mike Norvell (ASU)||
Mike Norvell (ASU)
|27 weeks 5 days ago||No thanks. He doesn't work well with people.||
Lane did well for USC when he was surrounded by many other coaches as an assistant, but he lacks player development skills that are necessary for success at the college level. USC tanked the past two seasons prior to his firing because he was so unlikeable. His players at USC hated him and didn't start playing again until he was out. With so much development to do, he would be disastrous at Michigan.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||Why do you think this would||
Why do you think this would be a great hire? Besides his past two seasons at UCLA, Mazzone has been fired at every stop after 2-3 years. His resume reminds me a lot of Borges...
I'd be more interested in Mike Norvell from ASU than Mazzone.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Yes lots of teams do this||
Yes lots of teams do this now. I know the USC men's tennis team has done this in the past too.
Here's an article that was written on olympic teams training with the seals.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||He tweeted his support for||
He tweeted his support for the team before the Syracuse game, so I don't think it's theoretical that he roots for Michigan.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Trey Burke fights on the side||
Trey Burke fights on the side that fights for the living!
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Not true. Michigan has more||
Not true. Michigan has more NBA level talent.
|3 years 6 weeks ago||Thank you! This is more funny||
Thank you! This is more funny and less offensive to me now.
|3 years 6 weeks ago||Am I missing something about the caption?||
While I'm fully enjoying OSU's implosion, I just don't feel great about mixing this in with a "Hello" post. This is a great recruit to land and it just feels wrong to use this as an opportunity to work in another OSU dig. Please let me know if I am missing something obvious.
|3 years 6 weeks ago||watching the fallout...||
watching the fallout... priceless.
|3 years 6 weeks ago||I would just like to add||
it's all your fault, it's all your fault, it's all your fault, it's all your fault!
|3 years 8 weeks ago||Van Persie is a decent||
Van Persie is a decent striker. Unfortunately he gets injured a lot.
What striker do you suggest they buy? There isn't a plethora of world-class strikers on the market (see Liverpool paying through the nose for Andy Carroll). Chamakh looked to be a good purchase this summer, but he never settled in the squad. As far as goal-keepers go, Szczesny is young and has been solid. Money would be much better spent adding some brutes to the midfield and on defense.
|3 years 8 weeks ago||All Abramovich cares about is||
All Abramovich cares about is winning the champions league. Even if Chelsea won the premiership this year, I'm pretty sure Ancelotti would still be out.
|3 years 8 weeks ago||It's not choking when you||
It's not choking when you have a squad with significantly less depth. Arsenal wouldn't even compete with the likes of Man U, Chelsea and now Man City if not for Arsene Wenger. I'm not an Arsenal fan though, so I would love for Kroenke to fire him and watch them plummet out of the top 4.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||Oregon, Oregon State and||
Oregon, Oregon State and Washington regularly sell-out their stadiums. By comparison the Big Ten can probably depend on Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State and Wisconsin to regularly sell-out. I agree that the Big Ten has more rabid fans, but it's not that lop-sided.
|3 years 12 weeks ago||There is no nice way to say||
There is no nice way to say this - Locker does not even have average "smarts." Even the local Seattle media pretty much admit this.
|3 years 21 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
Because he's Socrates
|3 years 22 weeks ago||Usually mgoblog is a||
Usually mgoblog is a safe-site to browse while watching recorded premiership games. Obviously not today. Title of this thread gave it all away.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||Did Kanye write that for||
Did Kanye write that for him?
|3 years 26 weeks ago||It is a bit weird. Usually||
It is a bit weird. Usually college coaching follows the Weekend at Bernies/ JoePa model with two younger coordinators propping up the head coach, but I don't think their age will hurt recruiting. In fact, nothing appeals to recruits more than a little werther's original.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||Neither. Special teams all||
Neither. Special teams all the way!
|3 years 26 weeks ago||The fear of Ray Lewis||
The fear of Ray Lewis decapitating any recruit who dares to go elsewhere.
I get your larget point. GERG's resume minus Syracuse was strong and ticked some of the same boxes (DC at major college program and NFL), however this is the first time in a few weeks that I've felt optimistic about anything Michigan football related, so I'm going to go with that for now.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||This is exactly what would||
This is exactly what would happen to me if I tried to embed video. +1 for the effort.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||Thank you John Harbaugh!||
Dude give out DC's like candy.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||Disagree. I prefer doom with||
Disagree. I prefer doom with silver hair and puppets.