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|1 day 9 hours ago||Interesting analysis||
First, how do you know where the OP lives?
Second, like you, I live in CT and unless the OP lives in Halifax, Newfoundland, Argentina, Bolivia (where admittingly some MGOposters end up staying for a while) or somewhere similar, it is not likely that our 5:30 is his 6:30...more likely OP is an US resident, and if he isn't in the Eastern time zone the time difference would be in the other direction (i.e., 4:30 not 6:30)
|1 day 9 hours ago||Likely||
a 300lb high schooler might...
|2 days 9 hours ago||I think you pulled a Rip Van Winkle there...||
Jon Runyan JR was part of the 2015 class and redshirted this past year.
|2 days 9 hours ago||Well...in a perfect world||
Alexander the Great
Would be quite the dinner party.
|3 days 2 hours ago||Wait, what?||
I know (or highly suspect) that you were writing in English, but I have no idea what you just wrote...is a "Cloud Formation" a variation on the single wing offense? Maybe it's derivative of the 46 defense of the '85 Bears?
|4 days 2 hours ago||367?||
Did you include Leap Year in your calculations?
|4 days 5 hours ago||Way too long||
way, way too long.
|1 week 1 hour ago||I wonder if||
The loss of Hamilton could be offset by getting Asiasi and then pushing out Ty Wheatley Jr to OT?
|1 week 2 days ago||My first daughter is named||
|1 week 3 days ago||I'm not sure Gary will be impressed||
by Clemson's only NC in '81.
|1 week 4 days ago||I guess you have never been||
to NYS beaches....there is a reason why people spend 8 figures to live on the beach in the Hamptons, it's worth it.
|1 week 6 days ago||I agree with something you said||
But I will take it one step further, "he's just trying to do what's best for him." 100% right. And he should only look after his own interests...but to me that just reinforces the appropriateness of how UM handled the Swenson offer. Both sides are free to change their minds before a signed LOI.
That said, the NCAA should have an early signing period to let the parties lock it down early if they want. I would also add an opt-out for both school and student in the event of a head coaching change.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Crootin'||
A different type of recruiting to be sure, but recruiting never the less.
I wonder if a "matching" system should be implemented in CFB. I'm sure it would look like the annual right of summer with the MGoTeam BigTen player draft.
Congrats to Heiko and may all the bubble screens belong to you.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Feel badly for the kid||
To know what you want from life, long-term or short-term, is not so easily discernable. This kid knew he wanted to attend UM and play football there. He worked hard and got an offer to attend. He spent the next two years acting as an ambassador for the program, helping to build the team as other early commits had done for prior classes (e.g., Morris and Ferns) all the while holding onto his dream. So I feel terribly for Swenson.
Do kids de-commit from schools? Absolutely. Do they do so when it leaves the school in a bad position? Yup. Do the kids have the right to change their minds? Yes, they can de-commit/leave school anytime they want (although when they take this action can impact their right to play when they want to, i.e., potentially having to sit out some period of time).
After following recruiting since I was a freshman nearly 30 years ago, I have come to the conclusion that there is no such thing as a "commitment". That word doesn't mean what we think it means (h/t Princess Bride). It is a placeholder for a possible future agreement between the player and school...but until the signatures are in the right places on the right documents at the right time...everyone should be free to act in their own best interests.
IF that means losing a "gut feeling" recruit on signing day, so be it. If that means the school re-evaluates your abilities and determines you no longer fit...so be it. So long as the party ending the "commitment" is OK with the consequences (e.g., loss of prestige or trust with other potential recruits), so be it.
Feel badly for Swenson to lose out on his dream, but, so be it. He can always attend UM without a scholarship if it's his dream to do so.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Good Will Hunting||
Can watch it anytime from any point to conclusion.
Also, Notting Hill and Love, Actually fall into that class.
Movies from my youth too...16 Candles, Vacation, Breakfast Club and Ferris Beuller's Day Off.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Probably should walk that comment back a little bit||
Your point is taken that they used to be the only game in town, however, I grew up in NY, watched CFB growing up, but never watched PSU. Miami, ND and UM were on TV as much if not more than PSU.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I would love to see the re-opening of my favorites from the '80s||
Dunburi (Japanese place near the State Theater)
Bagel Factory (I still think of the fragel as a miracle cure for hangovers)
Gepetto's Pizza (corner of S.State and Hill)
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Wow...||
not to dig into your family history too much but is there a 55 year gap between you and your dad? Go dad!
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Post of the year||
Well, of the past 14 days at least...
|3 weeks 5 days ago||RIP to a master musician||
Not enough credit for his actual music....live performances seemed to over shadow the quality of the music itself. I remember training in high school listening to him on my brand new walkman (yes, I am a child of the '80s).
RIP Thin White Duke
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Buy Mgoblog some new servers||
and a full time IT expert to make this a "state of the art" blog.
Oh, and retire to a tropical island (with good internet access to monitor my Mgoblog investment).
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I like Pie too||
Blueberry or Apple but open to other types too.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Agreed||
Thread title is not indicative of the post's subject matter. The FAQs address this issue quite clearly.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||With a trident?||
Dorothy Mantooth is a saint.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||It's my New Year's resolution||
To try and get thin....might as well get an early start.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Oh and don't forget||
He got rid of Dave Brandon for us too...
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Hope this doesn't repeat itself with DJ Durkin||
in the future. As much as I enjoy the salty but sweet tears of Sparty, I hope former DC's don't make a habit of poaching presumed locked up commitments from their former schools.
Harbaugh Uber Alles
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Not much of a fence||
separating dopey humans from bears...I'm guessing that bear was inviting the human to come over and be dinner.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Same set of facts...different interpretation||
#1 RB on FSU's board reaches out to a similarly ranked TE target who had previously committed to FSU..."Hey, why did you decommit from FSU, I am committing there tomorrow and want to know if there is anything I am misssing."
Same set of facts, but without maize and blue tinted glasses on.
TLDR, don't know what they said to each other, could mean everything, anything or nothing.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Looks like there will be at least one happy Bush||
this holiday season...poor Jeb.