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|3 weeks 2 days ago||Recruiting?||
I don't know what he'd be like as coach, but we've seen him in interviews. He'd be a friggin' genie on the recruiting trail.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Maybe they'll listen||
Let's just hope OSU's coaches trust the 11warriors comment section implicitly and arrange their game-planning around it. I'm sure the coaches trust comment sections like that.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||I agree and think this is an||
I agree and think this is an unforced error that will come back to make Rutgers and OSU look bad. Harbaugh has been saying form the beginning the camps are good opportunities for students to learn football and be seen. Other coaches say "no he's just recruiting." By scheduling camps on the same day, Rutgers and OSU are preventing kids' opportunities to learn and be seen in favor choosing where they want to be recruited by. I think this will help H's pitch.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||Klinsmann was always a bit of||
Klinsmann was always a bit of a fake. When he coached Germany, he got the press while Joachim Low did the work. When he left, the Low took over and the German team got better. Basically every time he leaves somewhere, the team gets better.
|29 weeks 6 days ago||Colbert||
Colbert answered this with inarguable definitive science last year. By using robotic dummies, they can tackle more often and more safely, improving tackling for defenders and preventing injuries for all players. I think it's really innovative.
I definitely see what they mean about injuries, also. The last few years we've had a lot of very serious injuries occur in practice. Anything that could minimize that would be useful.
|30 weeks 1 day ago||double post. sorry||
double post. sorry
|30 weeks 1 day ago||Demeaning||
Demeaning himself. If you were a coach or player there, would you be more impressed by (1) Harbaugh on the field, changing how people coach and recruit college football or (2) Bielema, sitting in the stands looking in like the kid who didn't make varsity.
Let him watch.
|31 weeks 3 days ago||Violation||
Sadly, I hear the SEC just convinced the NCAA that this is a recruiting violation. He won't be allowed to attend next year. Spirit of amateurism, souls of America's youth, etc.
|31 weeks 5 days ago||Those special effects||
I love how what's supposed to be his broken arm seems to be attached somewhere around the back of his neck.
|32 weeks 5 days ago||There's a long tradition of||
There's a long tradition of this type of ploy in Louisiana. Treaten to harm something untouchable to get funding for your general goals I can't find an article on it right now, but Moon Landrieu threatened to shut down the coroner's office, leaving bodies on the streets, until the state gave him support for a planned project.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||My favorite part is it's||
My favorite part is it's actually unclear if he means the SEC, sportwriters, or his own children.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||FWIW, I agree with you on||
FWIW, I agree with you on that and think Bush will likely be a good reruiter for us. It's just sketchy because of what it says about the advice he gave a bunch of kids while at the same time trying to impress Michigan.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||hiring parents||
Of all the Harbaugh recruiting controversies, I find hiring recruits' mentors the sketchiest.
Did Metellus and Gil get fair advice to come here? How would you react if a mentor said "UMich is great, you'll be really happy there, and I'm in the process of trying to impress them so I can get a job there?" What about if the mentor didn't?
Calipari used to do this and it always seemed like a pretty clear way of paying the players.
Not illegal, others do it, don't neg me too hard (I just reached 500!), just sayin'.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||Sort of, but it's also by far||
Sort of, but it's also by far the easiest to make the pros in. They NFL needs roughly 150 new players per year and you know if you're going to make it roughly by year one. In baseball, you spend years in the minors, getting paid terribly and living a rough lifestyle, and then fewer people make it.
Even Drew Henson, who basically chose baseball for the reason you mention, ultimately went back to football because he'd get in the NFL and hadn't made it in MLB.
|34 weeks 14 hours ago||I don't get how it's||
I don't get how it's hypocritical. Lots of people, probably most, have had jobs they hated but did for all sorts of reasons, like saving for the future. It's a little sad, but not hypocritical, or even ironic.
|34 weeks 18 hours ago||Spring Break!||
Also, if I'm reading right, Harbaugh is worried about things that students do on vacation, so he's having them spend Spring Break in Florida to remove temptation.
|34 weeks 22 hours ago||Yes, many do||
It looks like he's a lecturer in the history department. Given the way universities treat lecturers right now, he almost certainly does need (and deserve) a raise. History is a rough field.
|34 weeks 1 day ago||To spend many months hinting||
To spend many months hinting Michigan, then show up wearing those clothes, and then choose another school really would be a jerk move. He hasn't otherwise seemed like a jerk.
|34 weeks 6 days ago||Joking||
He was joking. I don't think he's announced the real name yet.
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|35 weeks 21 hours ago||As far as health effects go,||
As far as health effects go, pot's nothing compared to D1 football.
|35 weeks 1 day ago||Cool stuff. I dare you to||
Cool stuff. I dare you to post something about animal bones on February 3rd. I double-dog dare you.
|35 weeks 2 days ago||This signing time is clearly||
This signing time is clearly not his idea. I'm not sure who set up the Signing of the Stars, but they're putting a lot of work in and it's clear _they_ want him as the end of the show.
|35 weeks 2 days ago||At this point, if he doesn't||
At this point, if he doesn't go blue Signing of the Stars is going to be pretty awkward. Holtz, Desmond Howard and a few famous people who I'm too old to know hanging out will be a little odd if there isn't an exciting ending.
|35 weeks 5 days ago||Misleading histories||
The phrase predates WWII, yes. The reason Americans knows it is because of Nazis. As wikipedia points out, Nazis omitted the rest of the national anthem just to focus on the verse with that phrase. That's why it's famous.
It's used here because it was a joke Brian made years ago, actually back when Hoke was popular. He and I had an e-mail exchange about it, and he knew my history was right. He said it was "a parody of sports' tendency to devolve into mindless nationalism." Fair enough, I just pointed out I find it unfunny.
Beyong that, it's not that commonly used elsewhere. Google it - most references are to the Dead Kennedys, who used it as a Nazi reference.
|35 weeks 5 days ago||Man, I hate the "uber alles"||
Man, I hate the "uber alles" line. I go to read about a sports team, I have no desire to have positive Hitler references showing up coming from my side, even when they're sort of joking.
Yeah, yeah, I know I'm not going to win this one. It just removes the fun from reading every time I see it.
|36 weeks 22 hours ago||I think the attacks on Texas||
I think the attacks on Texas doing poorly are a little harsh. The last few years of Mack Brown's recruiting were pretty bad, then Strong came in and kicked out 9 players for bad attitudes. Of course they're bad - they don't have Texas-caliber players, but there's no reason to think that won't change. Their future is probably better then their present
|36 weeks 3 days ago||McDoom?||
Seriously, how does someone get the name McDoom? We're used to odd first names, which just means someone's parents have good marketing sense. A lot of the other NOTY's are basically signs of less-common ethnic backgrounds.
But McDoom?! Is he half-Irish, half-Latverian?
|37 weeks 4 days ago||Not really||
I've heard that, too, but it's a slightly unfair argument. O'Brien walked into a full group of upperclassmen and wan't allowed to recruit younger players. Franklin got a small number of upperclassmen and has done pretty well with recruiting. With those situations, it's not surprising O'Brien could win and Franklin couldn't.
Not to imply that Franklin has made the most of his players. I have eyes.
|37 weeks 6 days ago||Starters||
The thing I wondered about with the ST last year is it seems like Michigan put more starters on the field for ST then most competitors. I'm not sure this is a great idea - they're better players, but other teams don't play them because the injury risk is high. Did he do better by taking what many see as low-yield risks?
|37 weeks 6 days ago||Many||
I think it's great that this is a part of what he does and encourages. That said, every school in the country has teams of academic support staff for students. I'm sure they've got it under control. I always wondered how they would deal with a football coach coming in with his own plan.