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|23 hours 45 min ago||How about...||
offense did less well against top defenses...rabble rabble... spread can't work in B1G... rabble rabble... No. 1 jersey to Braylon-approved WRs only... rabble rabble...
|1 day 2 hours ago||I suggest you title it||
"Justin Feagin". Full stop.
|1 day 2 hours ago||Mike & Mike pointed out this morning||
That USC will go into this weekend's ND game with it's 4th different head coach in the past 4 years of the series.
|1 day 2 hours ago||Take it, Ed|
|1 day 2 hours ago||Can I guess?||
Did it start with "Pali"?
I'll take the answer off the air. Click.
|1 day 2 hours ago||Wait, who are we talking about?||
Sarkisian or Jesus?
|1 day 19 hours ago||Well, he did get named Pac-12 coach of the the year||
So I doubt he's on the hot seat at a place like Arizona. Until he gets some better recruits, though, he's going to keep getting lit up.
|1 day 20 hours ago||Good work Charlie!||
Hope he survives the season.
|2 days 1 hour ago||Picked him up a week ago.||
Started him this week. He saved my ass.
I am declaring myself a fantasy and also sports gambling expert and ask that people call my toll-free number for my Big Lock of the Week. I'm sure I could get rich by following my own advice, but I prefer to rely on the compulsive nature of addicts. It's more reliable.
|2 days 1 hour ago||Trust me.||
If Cox gets 69, this board won't keep it a secret.
|2 days 9 hours ago||After the last 8 years||
I'd say we deserve this. :)
|2 days 9 hours ago||Shhhhhhhhhhhhhh!||
Shut yo mouth. He's terrible. His only chance to ever be a good player is to forgo the NFL draft and return to Michigan next year for extra coaching.
|2 days 23 hours ago||Dear Sparty||
|2 days 23 hours ago||hey, NO POLIT...||
um, no, I agree.
HARBAUGH/DURKIN 2016--GOOSE EGGS FOR EVERYONE
|3 days 6 hours ago||It's true, it's a cliche of sorts||
But in Texas' case, it's genuine. I wouldn't necessarily make analogies to UM under Hoke with the Texas situation-- I don't think Hoke's players were coddled. I think they were just demoralized as their coaching staff's competence revealed itself to be... not ideal... over a period of 4 years. I wouldn't have expected any backlash to Harbaugh, though there clearly was some resentment among rising 5th years who didn't appreciate that they were "auditioning" for their spots.
|3 days 6 hours ago||Charlie Strong is an easy guy to root for.||
People who don't know what's going on at Texas should know what kind of mentality he's up against. That roster is loaded with prima donna 4 and 5 stars that have never had any real discipline imposed on them whether on the field or off. It was always going to be a painful transition to a disciplinarian like Strong after the later years of Club Mack Brown, moreso with that ass clown of an AD Patterson alienating the alumni and students and running off Strong's comm director, who was his right hand guy.
Hook 'Em, Charlie.
|4 days 21 hours ago||Yes.||
That's exactly right. He's not overpaid if you think he's worth 3 million. If it's a public company with a Board of directors, they may want to have a word with you, but otherwise it's up to you. There's no such thing as inherent value. There's only people with money and what they're willing to pay.
|4 days 21 hours ago||Denard is a great example.||
His ubiquitous No.16 jersey was displayed prominently in every athletic-wear shop in MI during his college career and his fame should have translated into plenty of endorsement deals (esp. with that smile) while he was in school. Your success or lack thereof in the NFL should be totally disconnected-- it's not uncommon (actually, it's more like the rule) for the college value of a player to strongly diverge from their professional value. Running QBs are a great example-- they frequently don't translate into NFL skills and never get to cash in on the platform (hello Tommie Frazier, who carried Nebraska to a title). So denying them the chance to cash in while they have the market value seems punitive for no good reason. If some Lincoln, NE car dealership wanted him to do a commercial because he was the most popular single person in the state at the time, what's wrong with that? Hell, what about Rick Leach? He didn't generate value above and beyond his scholarship?
In Denard's case, he was able to morph into an NFL RB. I love that he pulled that off. But suppose he didn't. That wouldn't change how much revenue he generated for UM, the B1G, and college football generally when in college, so if Cottage Inn Pizza wanted him to sign autographs for an hour and compensate him $10,000 bucks for it, so what? Capitalism. It's awesome.
|4 days 21 hours ago||Seriously mods||
Send this guy/gal straight to Bolivia, never to be seen again. 30 points in over two years and he/she/it pokes up its head up out a hole to make this kind of trash, misogynistic comment?
|4 days 23 hours ago||Hamburger Helper is as good as the meat you mix in it, pal.||
|4 days 23 hours ago||Right, but the discussion thread is mostly about compensating||
on the basis of the benefit that coaches bring. Good coaches like Harbaugh bring more benefit and get accorded a higher level of compensation, which seems right and value-driven. We pay coaches differently according to what we think their value is to the University, and consider the return to the UM when making that value judgment. Why not do the same for players? In an alternative world where compensation to professionals in college athletics is standardized across the board, you could also argue that college coaching positions are just a stepping stone to more prestigious college jobs or pro jobs for the best of the best if we value amateurism so much. Why not have a set, uniform salary for all coaches in FBS, then? Unless you're saying that all players generate the same value?
And if we're not going to do the same for players, why not just let the free market add anything they can get on top in private transactions by exercising their right to contract for compensated endorsements? Why shouldn't the University just give the cost of attendance and keep their noses out anything the market wants to add to it?
The part about going pro would be more compelling if all college players had that option and the NFL didn't lock in its age restriction as a means of cultivating its minor league system.
|5 days 34 sec ago||Wait, what?||
Are you saying somewhere there are hookers without tattoos?
Man, do I feel dumb.
|5 days 13 min ago||I notice several people in this thread||
are wholeheartedly supportive of letting the coaches make whatever the market will pay them (me too), but a few threads down, the same people are almost morally offended at the idea that players should have the same right. Lots of references to "parity" and "level playing fields" and "competitiveness" in that thread, but the likes of Harbaugh and Meyer also change the competitive balance, do they not?
Fuck yeah they do. Thank God. So why no hangups about free markets here, but howls of protest in the other case? Seriously, I'm asking.
|5 days 21 min ago||How about the people who are best||
at actually playing college football? Wouldn't it be equally natural if not more so to let them get paid what someone is willing to pay?
|5 days 6 hours ago||OK, just how long||
have you been waiting to bust that one out, Mr. Kass?
The truth, damnit.
|5 days 7 hours ago||Nice try||
But you're not fooling anyone, Maryland AD Kevin Anderson.
|5 days 7 hours ago||Edsall's interview with the Bobs||
"Do you teach the players position skills?"
-- "No, the position coaches do that."
"Do you call the plays?"
-- "Um, no, the coordinators do that."
"OK, so... do you physically signal the plays into the QB?"
-- "Well... uh... no, the backup QBs signal in the plays."
"So, Randy, just what would you say it is that you do here?"
-- "I INTERACT WITH THE GODDAMNED FANS AND MEDIA SO THE PLAYERS DON'T HAVE TO. I HAVE PEOPLE SKILLS. I AM GOOD AT DEALING WITH PEOPLE. CAN'T YOU UNDERSTAND THAT? WHAT THE HELL IS MATTER WITH YOU PEOPLE??"
|5 days 7 hours ago||Ummm....||
|5 days 7 hours ago||You had me until the last sentence.||
I can't imagine it'll be interesting who they target as their next head coach.
It's Maryland football.
|5 days 8 hours ago||OK, so you agree||
we shouldn't have been allowed to pay Harbaugh whatever we wanted. It should have been capped at some fixed amount that is the same for all college coaches. Because hiring Harbaugh and paying him 4M a year sure as hell isn't parity, it's already had a discernible (thankfully) impact on competitiveness.
Any of the several comments suggesting letting payers privately transact as adults have the right to do destroys the "parity" of college football (or what's left of it) loses some credibility with me immediately-- we are not talking about a level playing field to begin with [ed: in fairness, you acknowledge current lack of true parity and you're arguing that this will make an uneven system worse, but I'm going to ignore that because then I wouldn't be able to respond as stridently here].
What I'd really like to see is someone just come out and say what they're thinking: "This is an awesome form of entertainment that I love and I'm afraid of anything that might impact my enjoyment of the product." That, I understand.