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|1 week 3 days ago||We weren't completely||
We weren't completely overmatched against OSU last year - in Columbus no less. At home I expect us to give them a tough game.
|1 week 3 days ago||It's a national title. Leave||
It's a national title. Leave the "0.5" crap to the Domers, Sparties and Buckeyes.
|1 week 3 days ago||It was a real scene, all||
It was a real scene, all right. So glad I seen it.
|1 week 3 days ago||It's easier to recruit an||
It's easier to recruit an area that is in your conference region, since it means regular visits. We're going to be playing at Rutgers every other year.
|1 week 4 days ago||It gives the rest of the B1G||
It gives the rest of the B1G access to that talent.
|1 week 4 days ago||The roadtrips to Lincoln and||
The roadtrips to Lincoln and Minneapolis might be tough, and Northwestern is always pesky. There could be two losses in there.
|1 week 4 days ago||There is one advantage to||
There is one advantage to having Rutgers - they're in a very talent-rich state.
|1 week 4 days ago||I'm not just talking about||
I'm not just talking about right now. Why haven't they ever been good?
There a number of other smallish private schools like them who have been very successful in basketball. Compare them with Duke, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, Stanford - there are probably more that I'm forgetting. It seems in general like it's easier for a school with a small alumni base and resources to win big in basketball, probably because it doesn't require that many guys.
Is it just coaching? I don't know.
|1 week 4 days ago||It's weird that a small||
It's weird that a small school like Northwestern can be competitive in football, a sport requiring 85 scholarships, but not in basketball with its much smaller roster. I know basketball recruiting might be dirtier, but still, it's odd.
|1 week 5 days ago||Actually, I see no problem||
Actually, I see no problem with #1, especially given the division of the last seven years. You can always bring up Carr, RichRod or Hoke if you want to start an argument.
And #2 doesn't mean that we can't still have great in the man as our coach. No one expects perfection off the bat.
I just have a hard time criticizing recruiting decisions because 1) it comes off as insulting to the kid who committed and 2) the coaches have access to far more information than I do.
|1 week 5 days ago||What if he doesn't want to do||
What if he doesn't want to do that?
Obviously, he was able to attract our coaching staff's eye, anyway.
|1 week 5 days ago||It's not a French-Canadian||
It's not a French-Canadian flag per se (francophones outside the province don't use it). It's just the provincial flag of Quebec.
Most people in Montreal don't have a problem with the Canadian flag, though.
|1 week 5 days ago||I'm just trying to pump the||
Which is pointless. Why is it bad for fans to be excited about the future?
|1 week 5 days ago||Dude - Jim Harbaugh thought||
Dude - Jim Harbaugh thought he was good. Screw the other coaches. I value Harbaugh's opinion more than theirs.
|1 week 5 days ago||The tensions between||
The tensions between francophones and anglophones go back much further than that. Try the 1760s.
|1 week 5 days ago||What are you talking about?||
What are you talking about? You can look it up right here, on the Michigan football statistics archive:
Here's the top five if that doesn't come through:
1. Dennis Norfleet - 2,203 yards
2. Steve Breaston - 1,993 yards
3. Anthony Carter - 1,606 yards
4. Darryl Stonum - 1,538 yards
5. Desmond Howard - 1,211 yards
|1 week 5 days ago||It was Norfleet (a Hoke||
It was Norfleet (a Hoke recruit) who broke the kickoff return yardage record. Breaston is still #2.
|1 week 5 days ago||Definitely the most||
Definitely the most delicious.
|1 week 5 days ago||Carr was the reason RichRod||
Carr was the reason RichRod even took the job in the first place. He called him up and invited him to interview.
I think the truth about what happened those three years is a little more complicated than what we've been told so far. We have not heard Carr's version of the story, and maybe we never will, but I'm reluctant to assume such malice on the part of a man who served our athletic department for 30 years.
Carr didn't get much "face time" when Hoke was here, and Hoke was his own former assistant, so why would he get a ton this fall? I really don't think he wants the limelight at all.
|1 week 5 days ago||I can't really vilify Carr||
I can't really vilify Carr for that given that he wanted to retire after 2006 and Bill Martin talked him out of it.
What is incomprehensible is that Martin somehow was caught off-guard when Carr did retire the next year.
|1 week 5 days ago||I don't understand why you||
I don't understand why you keep harping on Carr "inheriting" that class when he played a major role in putting it together. It's a silly argument to make.
And you are mistaken: he won three B1G titles without that class - 2000, 2003, and 2004.
If you want to argue that he wasn't quite at the top of his game at the end, OK, but it feels like you don't want to give him much credit at all. This is a coach who won 75% of his games over 13 years and brought home a national title.
|1 week 5 days ago||I don't think Bacon wanted to||
I don't think Bacon wanted to slant the story. I'm not accusing him of anything underhanded. I believe he wrote as complete a story as he could. But his problem as author was that he had only RichRod's version of events and not Carr's, so all he could do was give us RichRod's.
|1 week 5 days ago||Carr was Mo's DC and||
Carr was Mo's DC and secondary coach, so he almost certainly played a major role in recruiting Woodson.
|1 week 5 days ago||Do we really know what he||
Do we really know what he did? I'm wary of condemning a man who served our athletic department for 30 years.
Three and Out gives us RichRod's version of events those three years but not Carr's. That's not necessarily to say RichRod lied, but it's possible that he misunderstood Carr's actions.
|1 week 5 days ago||The lack of an "exit||
The lack of an "exit strategy" should fall on the AD's shoulders. Carr was not the AD like Bo was - he didn't have the sole authority to choose his successor.
|1 week 6 days ago||I'm sure there were other||
I'm sure there were other guys who bet on baseball and got away with it, but I don't think that excuses Rose. They have to make an example of someone who's caught betting on his own team's games if they want to preserve their credibility with the public.
|1 week 6 days ago||Look, both are awful, just in||
Look, both are awful, just in different ways. The PED user is competing but not fairly. The gambler is not competing, at least not all of the time. Both affect the integrity of the sport.
|1 week 6 days ago||It's funny to think that||
It's funny to think that Jackson took money from the gamblers and then double-crossed them by playing well.
|1 week 6 days ago||But even if he waited until||
But even if he waited until the day of the game to bet, there is still the problem of him trying extra hard to win certain games and not others. If he throws the kitchen sink at that Saturday game to win the bet, he may rest a bunch of guys on Sunday.
|1 week 6 days ago||Exactly. If I'm betting on||
Exactly. If I'm betting on my team to win Saturday, but not Friday, think I'll play the same lineup both days?
The integrity of the game is called into question when this happens. If I as a fan am paying to attend that Friday game, I have a right to believe that the team I'm paying to see is giving its best effort at winning.