this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
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|12 weeks 4 days ago||Jesus & Dr. Seuss||
If anyone loves Me, he will keep my word and My Father will love him and We will come to Him and make our home with Him. Jn 14.23
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. Dr Suess
|22 weeks 6 days ago||A Classic Case||
of when 1 upvote is simply not enough.
|24 weeks 2 days ago||Isn't it obvious?||
Deceit, bait & switch.
|24 weeks 2 days ago||Classic||
Well played ALLmaize
|24 weeks 2 days ago||Great Point Black Socks||
What good is a national championship when you make a bad name for yourself, when you show the world you've got a major flaw in your character.
|24 weeks 2 days ago||Don't consider myself a scholar yet||
Working on it...
But to me it means when you begin a plan or a scheme and your intent in the beginning is to utilize deception in the carrying out of the plan, you'll find that your plans can get pretty tangled up. I think that's what the "first practice" part means.
For example, Meyer's in a corner now. Like one of the other posters said, this is prime recruiting ammunition for every coach competing with OSU right now.
How do you trust anything they say?
|24 weeks 2 days ago||Pure Awesomeness||
Absolutely love it.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||Thanks MichiganMan14||
For your service, for your mentoring of our country's young men, and for the great story.
It's sounds like a great fit. A special young man at a special place.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||Quitting Not an Option||
It would appear that Jimmy loathes quitters.
We understand that Kyle was probably 19 or 20 years old at the time and none of us is perfect and we all learn from our mistakes but if he did leave the team because he was pouting because he got demoted for not playing well, that's not good. From the Sporting News:
"After expecting to redshirt as a freshman, he moved into the starting lineup midway through the season and started three games. He later was benched and didn’t play in Michigan’s bowl game. Bosch said the staff told him he had not performed well against Northwestern and Michigan State. In this season’s opener against Appalachian State, Bosch played just a few snaps. He admitted to Sporting News that he was unhappy and considered transferring after going from starting guard to playing mop-up minutes. Two days later, former Michigan coach Brady Hoke issued a release stating that Bosch had “taken a leave of absence for an undetermined amount of time for personal reasons” and that “we wish him the best and look forward to his return.”
I'm sure in Jimmy's mind, to walk out on your teammates mid-season is an egregious offence like desertion or going AWOL. It's cowardice and it's antithetical to everything he's trying to build into the character of his team. I'm also certain that if Jimmy had been the coach at the time, there would be no option to return. Since he wasn't here, he probably did give Kyle a chance to compete for a back-up position. Which is why Kyle said this:
"It just seems like now it just wouldn’t be possible for me to go back to Michigan and be as successful as I possibly can be.”
I bet though if Kyle was contrite and realized he had let his teammates down, realized that it's a great honor and privilege to play football for the University of Michigan, and proved to the coaching staff that he had learned his lesson, he prpbably could have earned a starting spot again.
Bo didn't say, "The team, the team, the team, unless you're unhappy about your playing time."
This is obviously conjecture and we wish Kyle all the best.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Wise Choice||
Welcome to Ann Arbor young man and the prestigious University of Michigan.
All the best both on and off the field.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Thanks||
for the tip.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||It may be a little premature||
It may be a little premature to label them Michigan Men but I appreciate the optimistic outlook.
And I don't believe the OP's conficence is misplaced. Some of us (Brian? lol) had our doubts when Hoke was named head coach of our storied program, understandably so. I know he didn't fit the profile of what I thought the ideal candidate should be (shows you how smart I am).
I envisioned a Bill Belichick/Bill Walsh hybrid, very cerebral, with a track record for fielding stifling defenses like our '97 squad. I wanted someone who at the same time, could build an offensive juggernaut that would throw caution to the wind and dominate with aggressive play-calling and shrewd creativity. My Maize and Blue soul was seeking carthisis of the pain of watching our typically significant talent advantage wasted by a way-too-conservative game plan. I desired a football genius to make those years a distant memory.
Brady Hoke's unbridled passion and tremendous (using one of his favorite words) devotion and love for all things Michigan totally trumps every other consideration. When you add to that his ability to recruit like-minded coordinators like recruiter and DC extraordinaire GMatt and Gorgeous Al, (getting the right people on the bus and the wrong people off, a la Good to Great" by Collins) you have the foundation for a successful program.
Add to that the fatherly care and genuine compassion for the young men in the program or family (Real recognize Real) and their commitment to the same (“How about you coach them as hard as you can for as long as you have them,” Mattison yelled back tersely. “YOU GIVE THEM EVERYTHING YOU’VE GOT!! ...that’s why you don’t go to Ohio State...”), is awesome.
I"m so excited about the trajectory of our program.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Great Job||
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Appreciate the Potential Rivalry||
We're going to need a replacement.
And I bet Brandon and Hoke would give a free ticket to this year's UTL if someone would dress as a leprochan mascot with a chicken head.
Hope you guys have a great season and look forward to seeing you in the B1G Championship.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Thanks in Advance||
I just perused the first few pages.
Dude, you can write.
Thank you for the excellent reading material over lunch.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||Best Quote Ever?||
"There will be blood on the field and it won't be mine. … Quote it. Let them know."
|2 years 6 days ago||Over -17||
Shall we set the new o/u at -27?
|2 years 6 days ago||Fail - Here's the link|
|2 years 6 days ago||Embedding 2nd Attempt|
|2 years 1 week ago||Novovirus||
Duplicate, please delete.
|2 years 1 week ago||Novovirus||
Yeah, not sure how I dodged what became known as the 21st obstacle but I had no flu symptoms. I hobbled around for a couple of days as my legs informed me I had no business pushing them that far.
It's funny because I commented as we were waiting in line for one of the water obstacles, "I wonder if they added any chlorine to the water," and got some hearty chuckles from my fellow mudders that were within earshot. We all knew that common sense thoughts concerning hygiene was somewhat antithetical to the spirit of Tough Mudder, Yet 16,000 dirty sweating athletes sharing numerous relatively small pools of muddy water in series was a prescription for some type of pathogenic outbreak.
It could have been much worse. Other obstacle course / mud runs have overwhelmed local emergency rooms when organizers tried to push the envelope of toughness and included challenges that were truly hazardous.
Anyway, I completed it, and I survived.
|2 years 1 week ago||Sorry||
Sorry I can't join you Doc. I did the Tough Mudder a few weeks ago and had a blast. Miles 11 and 12 were pretty tough on the calves though. In spite of my pre-event electrolyte loading they kept cramping. The good news is that my muscles were so tired by that point that the cramps weren't severe. It just felt like my calves kept falling out of place.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||Gotta believe||
Holland as GM for multiple Stanley Cup Winners, who's been working shoulder to shoulder with two of the best coaches in the game in Scotty and Mike Babcock for the past how many years; and who undoubtedly consulted Babcock before signing Cleary; both of whom evaluate hockey talent as their full time career and have been doing so very successfully for decades, know more than I do about the advantages of signing Cleary vs. letting him get away to say a Pittsburg who would be in our conference next year.
I think Holland is smart enough to do what Babcock tells him and I think Babcock is the best coach in the game.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||The Fighter||
was a good movie. Christian Bale was stellar in his portrayal of Marky's drugged up brother. Won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor and it was well deserved...quite the performance.
EDIT: "Mark's drugged up brother"
|2 years 3 weeks ago||That's where I land.||
9 wins. Mostly because the Lions have found ways to lose for so many seasons that most opposting teams will look at this game in their schedule as almost a bye. I think they'll catch teams off guard.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||Incredible||
That was incredible.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Extremely Odd||
You know their coaches have studied the film and they probably were so intimidated and afraid of shaking their players' fragile confidence that they're now just going to play a few clips, keep blowing smoke up their bunghole about their vaunted 2-3, and pray we don't show up.
|2 years 48 weeks ago||Agree with Chick||
Brandon should hire you.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||Good point Mega- I doubt any||
Good point Mega-
I doubt any of us can conceive how tough that would be.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||Justice||
He was a football coach, it's been discussed here before, if the mods choose to delete it, so be it.
If the man was contrite, like when he was confronted by the one mother and he broke and said he was sorry and knew she could never forgive him (while never explicitly admitting to what he had done), I could forgive.
But all of this posturing and forcing his poor victims to relive and recount all of the torment he put them through?
I hate to say it but I want to see him beaten to a pulp.
Then maybe we'll get a little remorse, and a little genuine contrition.