premature congrats. One thing we can be sure of: he'll take fewer asinine penalties than Abdelkader
|2 weeks 4 days ago||This guy...||
|9 weeks 4 days ago||lol - I knew that comment was||
lol - I knew that comment was coming when I posted... But they actually are for a female friend who calls uniforms "outfits" and the extent of her sports knowledge ends with "Tom Brady? Oh he's the cute one..."
|9 weeks 4 days ago||I'd appreciate it greatly.||
I'd appreciate it greatly. thanks!
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Unless you live in SoCal and||
Unless you live in SoCal and travel to atlanta to watch in person... ;)
|10 weeks 3 days ago||I'm staying in midtown and||
I'm staying in midtown and I've been seeing Louisville fans arriving throughout the day. I was just down in the hotel lobby a few minutes ago (12:30 am-ish) and 4 or 5 more parties were just checking in. I have a feeling half the state of KY might be in GA right now...
|10 weeks 3 days ago||not so much in relation to||
not so much in relation to the "official" sections (117-119, 124). 130 is in the opposite corner, on the same end of the court as those.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Cbssports.com has replays||
Cbssports.com has replays available. Just click the "watch live" link in the second set of menus across the top.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||FWIW - Cypress Street Pint &||
FWIW - Cypress Street Pint & Plate in Midtown is currently featuring Oberon...
|10 weeks 3 days ago||http://tournament.fantasyspor|
|10 weeks 5 days ago||How about we win the one||
How about we win the one tomorrow night first?
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Not exactly scalping||
Not exactly scalping related... but the Alumni Tour now lists limited ticket availability with their package. *BUT* They don't say where the seats are. Anyone know?
|11 weeks 1 day ago||With the Alumni Assoc. Tour||
With the Alumni Assoc. Tour announcing limited ticket availability - does anyone know where the additional seats are located?
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Any season ticket holders not||
Any season ticket holders not planning on trying for FF tix?
|11 weeks 6 days ago||I think you're right that||
I think you're right that they must still be updating... In the tally I only see the 40 for being an alum listed. Shows 0's for everything else. But my total shows as 45 which is less than what it should be.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||US did not deserve that point||
US did not deserve that point
|12 weeks 1 day ago||wow - US *very* lucky that||
wow - US *very* lucky that penalty wasn't called...
|14 weeks 4 days ago||I think this is overly||
I think this is overly critical.
I too was a student during their reign and attended both FF trips. To say the losses were disappointing is one thing. But to say they didn't live up to expectations is to my mind beyond harsh. We all knew they were going to be good - but the freshman year was far better than what the preseason expectations were. The soph year certainly had high expectations. And while they didn't bring home the championship, it's not as if they choked and bailed in the second round or anything. They were there at the very end and ended up perhaps one miscalled TO away from winning it.
Despite not actually winning the title, I consider those two years as some of the most successful in program history (putting aside the unrelated stuff that had nothing to do with what happened on the court).
|14 weeks 5 days ago||current totals: DR 197,007 RS||
|15 weeks 11 hours ago||ugh... us 33% them 46%||
us 33% them 46%
|20 weeks 17 hours ago||Hooray! You just saved me||
Hooray! You just saved me from havin to drive my lazy ass all the way over to the west side for early kickoffs. I still don't understand why *both* official LA locations are so far west. Makes this H'wood Hillsider feel left out.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||I'm not suggesting you do||
I'm not suggesting you do it... as what you've already done is great and it will be interesting to follow as we go thru the season. BUT, I would love to see this same approach applied to say other team/conference specific trends. In other words could something like this show bias (whether deserved or not) for/against certain teams or conferences? Would be interesting to see....
|20 weeks 2 days ago||So great to hear things are||
So great to hear things are coming along. I can't wait to see videos/photos of the garden I named! Better yet all the young people learning from it and enjoying it.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||If you have a uniqname||
If you have a uniqname (student, alum, employee, etc.) then the UM VPN + IPTV combo works great.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||My point exactly... As good||
My point exactly... As good as we've looked, I just can't help but feel it's been against subpar competition. I hope to be proven wrong in the next few weeks. But until that happens, I'm thinking we're probably overrated.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||I think it's IU or||
I think it's IU or Minny...
I'm starting to worry a bit that we haven't really been tested yet. So, it might be a little more open than it currently appears. I mean, not to be too negative - but who have we really beaten? NC State? Kstate? those are prolly the best wins on our record. Pitt is looking more and more like a middle of the rd team at best. None of the above are really marquee matchups to my mind.
Don't get me wrong, I love the way we're playing and Trey is on another planet. But ultimately I don't think we'll have a really good idea where we stand relative to the rest of the conf for at least another 2-3 weeks. Just so many good teams this year.
|23 weeks 5 days ago||Speaking of the 89 bball||
Speaking of the 89 bball jerseys... anyone have any idea where one could possibly be found other than maybe ebay?
|27 weeks 6 days ago||Lol true story - the||
Lol true story - the Zingerman's crew painted our house when they were just starting out (that was their day job at the time). Then my dad used to bring them their bread every day from Farmington until the daily order got to be too much for him to stick in the back of the Taurus.
|30 weeks 4 days ago||I'm not advocating for adding||
I'm not advocating for adding them... but to take issue with them on their quality as a school seems a somewhat specious argument. US News (yes, yes, only one measure, blah blah) has them at #58... Ohio is at #56 and 6 other Big 10 unis rank lower than them. Notably, our newest member Nebraska checking in at #101. Oh by the way, Maryland is an AAU member... something the rest of the conference shares... except for Nebraska.
Again, I'm not trying to justify taking them by any means. Personally, I don't think they bring *that* much. But again, knocking them on academic grounds seems pretty weak.
|33 weeks 2 days ago||Actually you don't need to||
Actually you don't need to have a @umich.edu address to sign up and associate yourself with UM.
When you go thru the verification process they just ask you which school you're with if your email isn't recognized. (Though addresses from yahoo, me, etc. aren't allowed.)
|33 weeks 2 days ago||I would, but as an alum I||
I would, but as an alum I don't tend to get those sorts of emails ;)
|39 weeks 4 days ago||Be sure to connect to the All||
Be sure to connect to the All Traffic profile NOT the Alumni/Retiree profile. You can download that one and install - It'll just create a new profile for the All Traffic.
|1 year 1 week ago||video|
|1 year 1 week ago||I'm with you. Does this make||
I'm with you. Does this make everyone on the US team 'American' except for Wondolowski (half Native American)?
That aside... I have to go with the Germans. My German half demands it. The Chinese half says "huh? Portugal for sure."
|1 year 6 weeks ago||I'm all for the general idea.||
I'm all for the general idea. However, I personally would prefer to stay away from Facebook or LinkedIn as the hub. Facebook is too crowded and creates too much noise. In the past maybe I'd have been more OK with LinkedIn, but lately I've found that the walls there are starting to crumble a bit. I get hit with more and more cold-calls asking if I'm hiring or looking to hire. I feel like it's becoming less and less just my network of connections, rather a tool for recruiters.
All that said, when I have an opening I'd always prefer to give Mgousers the first crack at it.
FWIW - I tried the "official" Alumni posting site thing and didn't get a single response. Either that system just stinks or no one wants a programming job in SoCal.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Not sure if I should put this||
Not sure if I should put this in a diff thread - But since all the nerds seem to have congregated here anyway...
I too am looking for a coder.
Ideal candidate would have a portfolio of mobile apps to show off (preferably iPhone but even better if you can do iOS and Android)
App dev would be mostly game/interactive content type stuff (think Morris Lessmore).
We're a smallish, entertainment focused company located in Burbank, CA.
Email email@example.com if you or someone you know might fit the bill.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||If we can Kickstart the||
If we can Kickstart the magazine with $50K plus, I don't see why we shouldn't be able to kill this and put the other schools to shame. OK, well maybe not to shame... as it's all for a good casue and all that. But heck, the magazine isn't even tax deductible!
|1 year 9 weeks ago||I bet the MySpace guys||
I bet the MySpace guys thought the same thing....
|1 year 9 weeks ago||If it ain't broke.... The||
If it ain't broke....
The field was just fine without this. I absolutely HATE the hashtag on the field.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||The important thing to note||
The important thing to note is that is the PRINT style guide.... So, while the Athletic Dept. is using those Pantones for print materials, it obviously is not necessarily using them for uniform colors.
For what it's worth, there is also a web style guide: http://www.logos.umich.edu/web.html
That indicates the proper hex colors to use as Blue #3A5E8C and Yellow #F6D565. Interesting that nobody posted those colors...
The conversions for PMS 282 and PMS 116 are respectively #002654 and #FCD116 (the ones submitted by Seth).
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Michigan's Sections in Superdome?||
Does anyone know which sections were blocked out as Michigan's in the Superdome? Most interested in the Plaza and Club levels. From what's for sale it seems like mostly Plaza 116ish to 125ish? And Club 320 - 325? Does that sound right? Are there any other blocks?
If the above is true, then I assume all the sideline Club and Plaza seats went to sponsors, etc.?
|1 year 28 weeks ago||I'm not even a lions fan, but||
I'm not even a lions fan, but this is pretty ridiculous... Lions have been called for 4-5 penalties that were marginal at BEST, while NO got away with the same plays. Have the lions committed some stupid, ridiculous penalties? Yes. But that doesn't change the fact that the calls have been unbalanced. The tally is currently 11-3 when it should be more like 7-5(6). Take into account when those missing calls should have been (FG attempt, etc.) and it writes a diff story.
That said, I do think the Saints deserved the win more. I just feel like they were provided an easier path to it than they deserved.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||not saying the lions aren't||
not saying the lions aren't hurting themselves with stupid penalties... BUT how is it PI for Burleson, but not for Meachem (in the 1st) for essentially the exact same moves?!?!
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Personally, I'm not a huge||
Personally, I'm not a huge fan. But *shrug* if the players want em, so be it. I do wish they could at least make the shade of yellow match the wing/stripes though.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Yes, they do. I do think||
Yes, they do.
I do think it's kinda cool that they went with the old school Trefoil logo instead of the modern 3-striper.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||You could... Multiple NICs on||
You could... Multiple NICs on the same subnet *can* work. But it's not the best solution and can cause weirdness.
It'd be much simpler to tell your computer what traffic you didn't want going to the VPN.
Normally (no VPN) your computer's routing table (a directory of where to send what traffic) has an entry that says send everything to the main gateway (usually the router in your home.) Then your home router figures out where to send the traffic. When you connect to the VPN a new entry gets added to the table that takes precedence over the existing entry and says instead, 'send all traffic to me.' So, everything gets sent via the VPN tunnel and the VPN server now figures out where it needs to go.
However, the way routing works if there is a more specific route it will be used. So, all you need to do is tell your computer which traffic should use the router as its path instead of the VPN.
On a Mac adding a route would look something like this (PC is very similar):
MyMac:~ me$ sudo route add <IP address I don't want on VPN>/32 <IP address of my home router>
Now traffic to that IP will bypass the VPN.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||I'd suggest going thru this||
I'd suggest going thru this howto: http://openvpn.net/index.php/access-server/docs/admin-guides/499-openvpn-access-server-ami.html
It walks you thru setting up the server piece.
Client setup is pretty straightforward once you have the server set up. You connect to the server and can download the connect client from there.
If you prefer the PPTP route, there's a good walkthrough here: http://www.dikant.de/2010/10/08/setting-up-a-vpn-server-on-amazon-ec2/
Or if you really must have IPSEC then there's Openswan. But honestly, in my experience it can get tricky with EC2 (IP addresses, routing, etc.) whereas the other two tend to 'just work.'
|1 year 44 weeks ago||I realize this solution may||
I realize this solution may not be ideal for less tech-savvy members...
But $20/mo for VPN you'll use 6-10 hours a week seems ridiculous to me. So, I would instead propose using an Amazon EC2 micro instance in the Ireland availability zone and then just proxy (or VPN if necessary) through that. At $.025/hr + data transfer costs, you'd no doubt pay less than $20 for the entire season.
Also, I see no where in the terms that they require a non-US billing address. Am I missing it somewhere?
Edit: Even better... OpenVPN has an AMI available to make this even easier. See here. Since you get 2 client connections for free, you'd still only be paying for the EC2 instance and the data transfer.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||Many thanx to anyone that||
Many thanx to anyone that could throw an invite my way - firstname.lastname@example.org.
|2 years 1 week ago||Having grown up with M||
Having grown up with M football in the Bo era, I for one am all for the stickers. I don't give a rat's a** what tsio does or not (esp. since Woody snaked the idea from Bo.). I thought they were cool then, I wouldn't mind them now.
That said, I think you leave it up to the team. Let them decide if they wanna use them or not. If they decide to leave them off the helmets, then fine. If they want them, also fine.
Why should we really care? Isn't it about what's gonna make the team better? Not whether some dufus in row 43 thinks the helmets look better with/without stickers?
|2 years 3 weeks ago||FWIW - According to Kelly||
FWIW - According to Kelly Blue Book, that's a $20K+ ride....
|2 years 3 weeks ago||I know many have posited that||
I know many have posited that they will be without additional players... But given the NCAA's history in dealing with these things, there's every possibility no further sanctions would come down for the coming season.
I'm not saying they might not eventually get hit with (hopefully a lot) more. But the Aug 12 hearing is specifically related to Tressel breaking rule 10.1. The NCAA would either have to push back the hearing and broaden its investigation or start a new investigation into the new allegations. In either case nothing would likely come down in the way of sanctions for awhile.
Look at USC. That story first broke in 06 (with infractions going back to 04) and they are not going to start serving most of their penalties until next year. That's 6 years they've been dealing with the case.
I don't think this case will last that long. But realistically if the NCAA *is* going to dig deeper (as I'm sure we all hope they do), it's gonna take time.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||And really, what's to push?||
And really, what's to push? Sure they got a bunch of people to say what went on. But most of them did so on request of anonymity. So, how does any of that help an NCAA investigation?
Sure, it further confirms a lot of what everyone was suspecting. But ultimately it doesn't do much to push any cases forward. *Maybe* now the NCAA has a bigger list of players to interview. But what's to keep them all from saying it's all lies? Or taking the Clarrett route and just stonewalling? Where's the smoking gun?
It was an interesting read and well researched and written. But it's hardly as damning as the cover implies.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||Mine finally went thru. After||
Mine finally went thru. After several hours of frustration. :/
|2 years 5 weeks ago||I hear a Josh Groban cover by||
I hear a Josh Groban cover by some band named Rich and the Rods was in the running as well...
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Unfortunately, they were||
Unfortunately, they were already working with the NCAA on the investigation at the time the Yahoo! story came out. So, as far as the NCAA is concerned, it was self-reported. You and I and the rest of the world may not have known about it until the story broke - but the NCAA did.
I wish it weren't so, but it is.
Of course the *perception* of what went down may have some impact on what the NCAA ultimately does to them. Since I think they may be tiring of being the press' whipping boys. I think the NCAA prolly thought when they came down on SC that everyone would be happy and they could go back in their closet. Then Auburn happened, and Oregon, and OSU... Now they look like pansies again.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||*sigh* memories...||
I was at that game. Sitting next to three guys from UK. I was a bit apprehensive at the start of the game, but by the end we were all fast friends. We even shared a round on Bourbon St. afterwards as consolation. One of the best bball games I've ever witnessed.
Of course, I was the one needing consoling a cpl nights later... :/
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Forgot something...||
For a primer on eligibility, I actually found these PDFs from some Big 12 compliance seminars. They cover the whole issue of redshirt/hardship/etc. They're not too long and spell things out fairly clearly. I encourage everyone to take a look. They do not cover the practice of switching a counter to being a non-counter due to injury (Saban.)
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Technically, the only true||
Technically, the only true "Redshirt" is for athletes who do not participate for an entire season.
From the NCAA FAQ on the subject:
The term Medical Redshirt is commonly used but in actuality is referred to by the NCAA as either a Medical Hardship Waiver or Medical Extension Waiver. These terms apply only to a student athlete's years of competition and eligibility.
What Saban makes liberal use of is actually covered in section 188.8.131.52 of the NCAA bylaws. It basically says if you become so injured that you'll never play again, a school can keep you on scholarship (i.e., provide Financial Aid) without having it count towards the 85 limit.
Here's the actual text (a 'counter' is an athlete that counts toward scholarship limits):
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Diary worthy||
Please feel free to keep us up to date as the season progresses. I'm not say those of us that were interested throughout the read shouldn't keep up on their own, just that the rest of the board (read, those other lazy mofos ;) might enjoy an update from time to time. Would prolly help build general awareness, and ultimately some of that desired in-arena support.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||I gotta say, I do find it a||
I gotta say, I do find it a little bit disheartening that news like this seems less important or interesting than some article about a guy who fell off a mountain and just happened to be lucky enough to live.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||I tend to agree with the OP.||
I tend to agree with the OP. Note they didn't say the responses needed to be stopped, merely tempered. To my mind this means lowering the level of some of the invective and general snarkiness about it. It's as if some people care more about ridiculing a poster for a redundant post than the actual content of the board. If someone has already replied with a simple "This was already posted/covered in <link to original post with title>, thanks." Then isn't that enough? Just move on and leave the topic alone.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||While I agree the report is||
While I agree the report is somewhat biased. I believe her numbers are correct. She does not omit BTN $ completely. It's simply that it's ONLY counted in the aggregate numbers. So, football specific revenue (and comparisons) does not reflect BTN $, but on the whole it's accounted for.
Another factor that will alter these numbers moving forward is the rapid growth in BTN revenue. While the payout to the Big Ten schools was $72M for 2009, the networks profitability doubled the following and should see similar growth this year. That's going to add up to a LOT more $ in the AD's hands.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||obligatory...||
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Actually Bo was the one that||
Actually Bo was the one that started the helmet sticker tradition. Woody then copied the idea.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Google is your friend||
Google is your friend
|2 years 21 weeks ago||I can't speak to the accuracy||
I can't speak to the accuracy of their numbers... But Oversigning.com is tracking the number of commits over and under the 85 allotment that major schools are at. FWIW Auburn is actually under the limit currently. Of course, the rest of the SEC is a mess.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||1) Currently freelance. But||
1) Currently freelance. But previously managed an engineering group responsible for design, installation and management of enterprise systems for a Fortune 100 healthcare company. (Think lots of computers and cables in big, cold, white rooms)
2) They expected help and mentoring as well as clear direction. Additionally, there's always the need for shielding them from unnecessary outside influences and obstructions so that they can effectively perform their duties. (i.e., "can you keep annoying person X off my back please?")
3) Most of the stress derives from either the unrealistic expectations of others or dealing with the bureaucracy of a huge company. That includes having to tolerate imbeciles.
4) See #3.
5) Seeing something you've worked on come to fruition. Satisfaction from seeing your charges grow and learn. Fat paychecks/bonuses never hurt.
6) Good managers can adapt. Your average to below avg. mgr. has a style and sticks with it. This works if all his subordinates are of the same type or if they are smart enough to adapt to the mgr. But a really good mgr. can adapt to the situation and people around her/him and coax the best results from all.
7) Experience. There is no substitute. I think it helps to have experienced many types of mgmt style as a subordinate yourself. It helps you to understand what will/won't work. Also, having the background to understand where your employees are coming from is helpful. You don't need to know everything about what a person does, but you can't be clueless either.
8) Biggest mistakes were bad hires. Sometimes what comes across in interviews just doesn't manifest on the job. Other than that, I would say not recognizing issues quickly enough to minimize their impact.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Maybe this guy...||
Maybe this guy...
|2 years 22 weeks ago||We make SO much $$$ from the||
We make SO much $$$ from the Adidas contract (~$7.5M/yr, that's more than OR gets from Nike BTW) that Nike would have to ante up big time come renegotiation time for us to switch I think. Business is business.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Weren't the shorts DeLong?||
Weren't the shorts DeLong?
|2 years 22 weeks ago||You are correct. Actually, we||
You are correct. Actually, we have two dedicated, onsite account reps with Adidas. And it was expressly written into the contract that we would have input into the designs, something we did not actually have with Nike previously.
Here's an article from the Daily that talks a bit about the contract.
There are a couple others out there as well.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||If you have access to it,||
If you have access to it, ESPN3.com has the Poinsettia Bowl (SDSU v. Navy) available to watch.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||I don't think it's really all||
I don't think it's really all that surprising... College jobs, much like any others are often won by who you know more than what you know. Not that he wasn't a good fit there. Simply pointing out that networking and connections are often the determining factors.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||I would argue that there's||
I would argue that there's nothing wrong with wanting a Michigan Man. In fact I do think it's a requirement. The problem is your interpretation of what a Michigan Man is. See above for definitions. But essentially it has nothing (or should have nothing) to do with previous ties to the program.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Here here!||
I also find it disheartening that the term, because it's been misused, has become less important or misunderstood.
When people say they want a Michigan Man at the helm, I agree wholeheartedly. The problem is that not everyone understands what that really means. I couldn't care less if you coached for tOSU (Bo did), if you are at Michigan and that's where you want to be, then you are a Michigan Man.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||I agree with all the posters||
I agree with all the posters that have commented on the meme being distorted and misused by many. Esp. those in the MSM that have done so for their own purposes.
I would encourage everyone to read this piece, if they haven't already. Or for that matter any of Bo's books.
Clearly, being a Michigan Man has absolutely nothing to do with where you've come from or where you've been: It has everything to do with where your heart is.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||The irony of course being||
The irony of course being that Frieder is a UM alum while Fisher is not.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||If we did that, no one would||
If we did that, no one would know who had or hadn't signed with us until they actually enrolled.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||I agree that recruiting is||
I agree that recruiting is extremely important. However, I think hiring a coach that will win and win as quickly as possible will sort of make the recruiting fall into place. Case in point, tOSU. Tressel came in, stabilized the class he had at the time and then started winning like a mofo. At the time he was hired he came from 1A ball. So, I don't think it's necessarily imperative that the hire be a "name." It certainly wouldn't hurt. I just don't think it's nearly as important as other factors.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||I believe the scuttlebutt was||
I believe the scuttlebutt was also that they would increase their buyout if they should let him go before the end of the contract. Right now their max liability to him is $18.75M if let go without cause.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||It seems fairly clear that||
It seems fairly clear that Fitzgerald and Pinkel were at least reached out to as well...
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Let me tell you something||
Ask and ye shall receive.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Didn't Tom post earlier that||
Didn't Tom post earlier that Chizik was gonna be calling Kris tomorrow to let him know one way or another? That article is 2 days old.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||DB should just ban Sharpie||
DB should just ban Sharpie and Rosenbum from the event.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||*Lowers head in shame* I||
*Lowers head in shame*
I shall loft 100 MGoHailMarys in penance.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Many have stated that Gruden||
Many have stated that Gruden has named Michigan as his "dream job" in the past. As far as I've been able to find, the quote below is the only thing that comes close to such a statement. And when read fully, looks more like a desire to be NDs coach than ours. It's from his book Do You Love Football?!
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Seriously, absolutely no||
Seriously, absolutely no offense intended here - but if the wealthy ppl you know and are referring to are that humble, that's great. But my experience is that if private is available then that's the way to go. By a long shot.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Jobs at the U are supposed to||
Jobs at the U are supposed to be posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. However, there is a waiver process for situations where an immediate signing is required.
Here's the relevant info: http://spg.umich.edu/pdf/201.22.pdf
|2 years 23 weeks ago||How bout this guy?||
How bout this guy?
|2 years 23 weeks ago||I have found the solution to||
I have found the solution to our coaching search:
|2 years 23 weeks ago||This guy is friends with||
This guy is friends with Bowden and Holtz. So, he must be good, right?
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Mebbe Opie Cunningham should||
Mebbe Opie Cunningham should be our AD....
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Apologies if you don't||
Apologies if you don't approve, but the fact is even Brian's posts have not been comprehensive WRT coaching choices. He admits as much in his last. I'm simply trying to consolidate all the discussion. Futile? Probably. Pointless? Likely. C'est la vie.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Have you ever had freshly||
Have you ever had freshly steamed Maryland crabs (Old Bay FTW)?!?!? I mean, that's reason enough to stay there.
OK, only half kidding ;)
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Amen. B1G rules would prevent||
Amen. B1G rules would prevent LM from realizing the oversigning shenanigans he has at LSU. But that's like saying "well now that we have child molester X in custody, he won't be a molester anymore." OK, yes - a bit of hyperbole. Nevertheless, the sentiment is the same. Character is character and it doesn't/shouldn't change with the circumstances.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||I will grant you that my||
I will grant you that my sample size is small. A few relatives, some ppl I know that work at the U, some friends, etc. Prolly about 20-30 ppl total. But of those, I and one other are the only ones that follow MGoBlog or any other obsessive M-based media. Yet all of them are dyed in the wool Michigan fans. (newsflash - not following mgoblog does not mean you are not a fan.)
The impression I get from most of them is "Gee that Les Miles guy wins a lot of games and he's from Michigan! We should hire him!."
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Ummm hello??? Acoustic||
Ummm hello??? Acoustic coupler - duh... sheesh get with the program. We're in the digital age now fercrissakes.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Well, frankly morality is||
Well, frankly morality is something that no book can answer. So, yeah. You got me there. Good on you. You've got to come up with your own gauge for morality. So, if I implied any sort of moral certitude in my post, I apologize. I cannot answer "what is moral?" You need to come to your own conclusion.
As for the second question - "why is anybody's version more credible than another's?" Well, I would say that depends in large part on the information available. And in this particular case, I feel there's a fair amount of publicly available information that can lead to certain conclusions. If you disagree, so be it. Then yeah, your conclusions will be different and we will not agree. But the facts will still be the same. At which point it will be a disagreement about what is or isn't moral. *shrug* some may find your view correct - others might agree with mine. But at the end of the day, it's still just opinions. You're welcome to yours, as I am to mine.
Regardless, Go Blue!
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Umm... K.C. Keeler? Not a||
Umm... K.C. Keeler? Not a suggestion he is "the one" (still plenty of viable big names out there) but rather a suggestion he *could* be.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Ricks is still freakin||
Ricks is still freakin around?!? That place is older than Les tenure at LSU.... Hell, might even be older than Les.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||sorry - dbl post||
|2 years 23 weeks ago||The worst thing I ever done...|
|2 years 23 weeks ago||You are correct. The excerpt||
You are correct. The excerpt you posted is also correct in stating that postings require a 7 calendar day minimum posting time. However, there is a waiver process that can be used when a job needs to be filled in a timely manner that the 7 days might impact. The entire policy is here: http://spg.umich.edu/pdf/201.22.pdf
Bottom line. If they wanna do something tomorrow (or for that matter yesterday), they can.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Actually, what we really||
what we really need is:
|2 years 23 weeks ago||The best part of this post is||
The best part of this post is that TLOTR is actually on *right now*!
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Unfortunately, I have to||
Unfortunately, I have to agree with you.
I don't think the "average" fan knows anything about recruiting. Hell, they prolly don't even know what the scholly limit is or that there is one (let alone anything about the negative recruiting rumors, wife-banging rumors, etc.) To those fans all they'll see is Les Miles with a NC under his belt and a boatload of SEC wins. So, while I may not think he's the best fit for us, I'm guessing a ton of more casual fans will be thrilled with the idea.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Two specific cases are cited||
Two specific cases are cited in the piece. One getting more time than the other. However, publicly available numbers regarding oversignings, etc. make it virtually impossible that they are the only two cases.
Watch the piece, do your own research, then make up your own mind. I fear too many here simply side one way or the other without any due diligence.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||I am completely onboard with||
I am completely onboard with supporting the staff fully ONCE THEY ARE HIRED. But until that time, I think it's perfectly reasonable for anyone to express their opinion for or against any candidate.
But yeah, once they sign on the dotted line and indicate their desire to be Michigan's Head Football Coach - Then I agree everyone should just swallow any ill feelings and get behind the TEAM.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||To your question of whether||
To your question of whether something might be legal/lawful without being moral... I would refer you to the many fine articles, books, etc. that have chronicled our latest economic 'situation.' You may (or may not) change your answer to that question.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||here here||
|2 years 23 weeks ago||I encourage you to go look up||
I encourage you to go look up the numbers yourself then.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||You're kidding right? There's||
You're kidding right? There's one MAIN case that's portrayed in the piece. But several others are referred to.
Near as I can tell, LSU is losing 8 players this yr. Their current class has 21 guys. I'm assuming they'll add at least another 5 by NSD (they've average 25, but that's brought down by one yr where they took 13.) Assuming the ones leaving are all scholarship guys, that means they will be over by 18. Now of course some will quit, transfer, etc. But not 18. That means some guys will be getting the dreaded form letter mentioned in the piece.
I'm sorry, but I find THAT impossible to reason with.
PS - not all SEC coaches do it - Vandy and Georgia are actually pretty good about it.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Relevant section from LM's||
Relevant section from LM's contract:
If anyone is interested in reading through what a big-time coaching contract looks like, his is on file here: http://i.usatoday.net/sports/graphics/2009/coaches-contracts/pdf/miles_lsu.pdf
There's some interesting stuff in there... And if nothing else, it could give you a 15 minute reprieve from hitting F5.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Didn't he pick Auburn||
Didn't he pick Auburn at the game? I know there was chatter about that not being cleared with UA. But then I thought that was shot down?
|2 years 23 weeks ago||You can look up data back to||
You can look up data back to 2002 here: http://www.umsalary.info/
However, I don't believe it will show any bonuses earned. Additionally, any non-U compensation (e.g., sponsorships) wouldn't be there.
As noted by a previous poster though, it's mostly useless data without data from other schools to compare with. I would also add that the crazy inflation in coaching salaries has really only been a fairly recent phenomena (~10 yrs or so.)
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Use of the plane was part of||
Use of the plane was part of his exit package.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||I too would like to see||
I too would like to see Keeler get a good look. He was one of our finalists last time around and the guy has been money at DE. For the record:
At the DIII he was even more dominant.
Only problem is DE is his alma mater and he might just be content there.
Since it seems to be an issue for some, he's 51.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||For those that haven't seen||
For those that haven't seen it yet, I thought it appropriate to repost the OTL piece that featured Miles.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Yes. As I said, as a pos.||
Yes. As I said, as a pos. coach. But only HC xp was Youngstown.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||I meant that in terms of||
I meant that in terms of issues with regard to getting him in, $ would/should not be one of them. We could quadruple or quintuple his salary and it'd still be less than we were paying. So, yeah we could certainly make it financially attractive enough I would think.
I agree the ties to DE are strong though and might be insurmountable. But he is on record as being one of 3 we would have interviewed last time had RR not come and that he was "flattered."
I dunno if this guy is the one or not. But I do think he deserves a long look from DB.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Tressel's only HC experience||
Tressel's only HC experience prior to OSU was Youngstown State. Yes, he did have pos. coach exp. But still, just sayin...
|2 years 23 weeks ago||WRT the buyout question...||
Buyouts in FCS are rare. Some guys do have them, and he's likely to be one of them. For example, David Bennett at CCU has a buyout equal to 100% of his remaining salary if he leaves for another 1AA school (note it doesn't appear to apply to a move to 1A.) I'm sure Keeler's is somewhere along those lines.
That said, Keeler's among the top paid guys in the league. In 09 he made a whopping - wait for it - $310,662.
So, I don't think $$$ would even remotely be an issue with this guy.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Interesting quotes||
Interesting quotes from K.C. Keeler in a recent profile/interview (right before RR was let go.)
Here's the whole piece: http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20110103/SPORTS07/101030328/Keeler-not-looking-to-leave-UD
FWIW it also paints him as pretty content where he's at, but doesn't rule out a move to somewhere else.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||This makes me sad :(|
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Actually, having read that DB||
Actually, having read that DB had a penchant for sitting in on film sessions and such - might that not be a deterrent for JH (or for that matter, any other HC prospect)?
|2 years 23 weeks ago||They return a bunch of||
They return a bunch of starters... Yes, 3 of the O line are gone. But it's not as if they get replaced with true freshmen or anything. Stanford has done a really good job of building depth on both sides of the ball. They will be pre-season top 10 minimum, if not top 5.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Stoops earning breakdown past||
Stoops earning breakdown past yr and next 2 yrs. I included 2012 for completeness. Also note he gets an $800K bonus at the end of the '11 season. Basically, it would take mad cash to match what he's already getting:
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Coach and all staff were let||
Coach and all staff were let go. This has been pointed out before elsewhere on the blog, but F Jackson was "fired" last time too. This is not atypical for coaching changes... You let everyone go and rehire the ones you wanna keep.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Indications from sources||
Indications from sources (e.g., Schefter, Mortensen, etc.) are that SF is not willing to ante up to the $$$ JH is looking for. MIA (Ross) might be willing to. But even so, my personal feeling is that it'll have to be the right situation (control, etc.) for JH to make the jump. If he decides (in spite of the $$) that the sit isn't right, then he'll likely just stick with Stanford.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||halleluja||
The voice of reason. I'm so sick of all the Michgan Man talk. Not because I don't want one at the helm of our football team, I definitely do. Rather, because it seems 90%+ of the people talking about it don't seem to have the foggiest idea of what it really means to be a Michigan Man.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Do you really consider Palm||
Do you really consider Palm Springs a suburb of LA? I mean, it's 100+ miles east fercrissakes.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||important point||
I think that's an important point wrt ANY of the coaching options out there. If these are 'stand up' guys that 'do the right thing' then leaving their current team in the lurch on the eve of nat'l signing day would probably be fairly uncomfortable and unpalatable. This to me is one of the huge flaws in the whole 'process.' We're essentially saying we want men of character, discipline, etc. (Michigan Man characteristics) but because we're doing it at such a late hour in the overall scheme of things, we're also basically saying we want them to veer from those principles to accept our overtures just because we're Michigan.
That's my biggest beef with the timing of the 'process.' Do it in Dec. and you can have a standard (at least for a major leadership change) transition. But doing it this way basically ensures there is bad blood, casualties (recruiting, etc.), hypocrisy, and/or all of the above.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Touche'||
You're probably right. I wasn't trying to suggest he'd stay college anyway - just pointing to past statements. At this point there looks to be too much NFL smoke (i.e., $$$$) for there not to be a change. Though, I do think if for some reason none of the NFL jobs feel 'right' for him, he'll prolly end up back at Stanford.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||FWIW - you can do sopcast on||
FWIW - you can do sopcast on mac. You just need something like Crossover, Wine, etc.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Just in from||
Just in from Mortensen:
|2 years 23 weeks ago||He has only one buyout clause||
He has only one buyout clause in his contract. It's for UM and it's $1.25M. You can read through the whole thing here: http://i.usatoday.net/sports/graphics/2009/coaches-contracts/pdf/miles_lsu.pdf
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Diaz just split... Off to||
Diaz just split... Off to Texas.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Mullen's DC whiz Manny Diaz||
Mullen's DC whiz Manny Diaz just took the Texas DC job. Does anybody really want Mullen sans Diaz?
|2 years 23 weeks ago||more of a college guy||
JH has said so himself. From an interview he did a yr and a half ago:
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Here's the actual||
Here's the actual tweet.
Nowhere does it say it was in the middle of the meeting. Don't you think that's just a bit of an overly negative spin?
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Not to mention it took him 6||
Not to mention it took him 6 yrs to get there. Everyone keeps talking about how he's turned around BS and SDSU. I don't see it myself. I'm not saying the guy is bad. But I just don't see any evidence he's all that either.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Bands do this all the time...||
Bands do this all the time... usually to horrible effect. I am *not* endorsing Hoke. But if it did end up being him, I'd prefer he bring a fully intact staff that he's comfortable with along.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||One is a horse, the other's||
One is a horse, the other's an ass.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Not that he knows anymore||
Not that he knows anymore than anyone else, but Schefter just tweeted:
|2 years 23 weeks ago||At least in the second one he||
At least in the second one he actually used Harbaugh quotes instead of unnamed sources...
|2 years 24 weeks ago||While I think we'd all like||
While I'm sure we'd all like to believe we are above reproach, I think it's been shown in the past that even we can engage in some ummm questionable behavior. I'm not suggesting we are SEC-like or anything along those lines. We're probably in the upper echelons in terms of 'doing the right thing.' But the fact is UM is a massive sports machine. If you lift the covers it won't all be shiny and spotless. That's just reality.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||His brother intimated as much...||
John H said in and interview he "wouldn't be surprised" if Jim stayed at Stanford:
Note he qualifies that he doesn't know anything for sure. But still...
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Yes please||
I for one would love to see the helmet stickers come back.
FYI - the ones JH gives out now are very similar to the ones Bo gave out when he first started doing it. They are axe heads. http://axecomm.stanford.edu/images/Axe_Logo.png
|2 years 24 weeks ago||The quote that gets all the||
The quote that gets all the attention is "a Michigan man will coach Michigan, not an Arizona State man." Bo said it after Frieder announced he was leaving for ASU right before the tourney was starting.
But, guess what? Frieder was the one that went to UM, not Fisher. So, obviously alumni status has nothing to do with being a 'Michigan Man.' It has everything to do with (by Bo's standards) dedication and loyalty to Michigan. Period.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||hadn't seen this posted yet....||
It's an animated preview of the evaluation meeting between RR and DB. Not making any judgements one way or another, but thought some might find it entertaining.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||In all the talk re: Tate's||
In all the talk re: Tate's academics I noticed everyone is focused on just the quote where he says it's easy here. Also, there's been lots of speculating about why he took 16 credits, where are the counselors, etc. I would encourage anyone who's only seen some of the quotes to actually go and read the entire piece.
Here's one quote in particular I felt maybe some here hadn't made it to (italics for emphasis mine):
I think that statement makes it pretty clear that the academic counselors were the ones advising the 16 credits. Which also implies they had a pretty good read on where he stood at the beginning of the term. Of course, the rest of the quote, where he talks about how he thinks he was good enough unfortunately turned out to be wrong. Nevertheless, I think a lot of comments here could have been avoided if people had just read the entire interview.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||Nice post and good info for||
Nice post and good info for people with respect to the way branding works at a major organization. I agree with what you say regarding costs of implementing a new logo. However, as you yourself point out, the design firm likely created several options before this one was chosen. And those most certainly were not much more than what was submitted as options here on the board. Only once one or two of those were chosen (by the Big Ten) as the finalists did the design firm sink anymore money into refining or providing alternate formats, etc. (ie. the things that cost $$$)
So, the problem here isn't the $$$ or Pentagram. It's the fact that Delaney and Co. 1) did this all behind closed doors 2) did so with such obvious bad taste (the overwhelming disdain stands as proof of that.)
I'd be curious to see what other options Pentagram had presented. Also, I definitely think there has to have been some sort of disconnect between the people that made these choices and the ones running the show at the BTN - For the branding to be so different.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||making the trip||
I live in the h'wood hills and have made the friday trek up to the SB area many times. I wouldn't sweat the traffic too much this time of year.
That said, you might consider forgoing the 101 or the 5 and just stick with streets (6th, beverly, sunset, etc.) and hop on the 101 around the cahuenga pass area, mebbe just over the hill. Unfortunately, the stretch from the 134/170 junction to the 405 is pretty much always a hassle. So, your idea of taking the 170/5 to the 118 might actually not be so bad.
Still debating whether to make the trip or not. Maybe make a wine tasting weekend out of it ;)
|2 years 30 weeks ago||*sigh* my first post||
*sigh* my first post shouldn't be a nitpick - but it is. Sorry.
If it was the last play of the game, the score should be 37-35. No need to add the PAT.
Gah - really sorry. Cuz otherwise, I think this is the last scene in the penultimate episode of the season.