this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
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- I don't know if:
- Harbaugh's a genius that knows the best way to get the most attention is to give a terrible interview that will go viral, or
- if he just believes that any publicity is good publicity and that, once on air, he can just be himself and not give a damn what people listening think, a la Bo
- Regardless of which it is (or something else, like getting back at Colin for ripping him at some point or pontificating about something from a place of total ignorance), it was, in fact, a "clunker."
- That said, what is the downside here? Every non-Michigan sports fan in the world thinks Harbaugh is a bad interview? Okay, so what? This does nothing to hurt his ability to recruit serious athletes (those that do their due diligence in researching where to perfect their craft for the next 3-5 years) nor his ability to win games.
|10 hours 35 min ago||I think you guys set the bar...||
...when you gave a standing ovation to a cheating coach who got kicked out of football, then his rogue players carried him off on their shoulders to thunderous applause.
Stay classy, Columbus.
|17 hours 2 min ago||Thing #1,874,092 one can count on in life:||
Notre Dame being overrated in the preseason football polls.
|18 hours 20 min ago||I think RR's main point is...||
...he's basically given a grade of "incomplete" because he didn't have enough time to install his full program. It takes 4-5 years to do that, and that's what Martin promised and Michigan had always done (in the modern era).
Add to that the Free Press jihad hamstringing the ability for Michigan to recruit b/c of the cloud of NCAA sanctions (perceived, mostly) and some former players and coaches blasting him out in football circles, and I'd have to agree he wasn't given a fair chance.
However, RR's ultimate failure is that he's a sensitive guy. That doesn't fly in Ann Arbor. The HC at Michigan has to have an omniscent quality about him, look down his nose at anybody who disagrees with him (when it comes to football).
In Ann Arbor you need to be Patton to keep all the chatter silent and RR is more like a Montgomery. In the end, it was a bad cultural fit. I don't want to have the type of culture we have, but my heart was sold decades ago, and I'll always love Michigan, for better or worse.
|6 days 16 hours ago||Okay...||
...I know I'm tempting the negbombing here, but Bo wasn't a saint when it came to "omnipotent" vs. "The Team." If rumors are to be believed, Bo pretty much cost us Rick Pitino when we hired Amaker b/c Pitino would've commanded and received a much higher salary than Lloyd. Bo is rumored to have said, "Football is what built this thing," or something to that effect. These rumors certainly could be incorrect; maybe Bo just balked at that level of salary for being an intercollegiate coach.
Even if true, however, I don't have any less respect for Bo because of this; ego is what makes a lot of the greats, well, great. Moreover, I would be willing to bet 99% of us would be the same way if we were so revered and famous.
Maybe not to the extent of JoePa, but it's hard to say unless we walked in those shoes. By all accounts prior to his downfall, Joe Paterno was everything we claim Bo to have been. And if it can happen to a guy like that, well, let's just say it makes things a lot grey-er than we want it to be.
|1 week 5 hours ago||Looks like...||
...the Buckeyes beat the NFL to the punch.
|1 week 3 days ago||Or||
Just buy yourself a case. Or am I missing something?
|1 week 3 days ago||(No subject)||
|1 week 4 days ago||Well||
Your Michigan flag has a shoddy 'M' and the block 'MICHIGAN' across it...neg yourself.
|1 week 6 days ago||(No subject)|
|2 weeks 3 hours ago||First, have you forgotten how||
First, have you forgotten how we couldn't run block a turd that year? Second, two of the three RBs were also freshmen, and true ones at that.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I'm with Paul Johnson on this one:||
A player can sign a LOI at any time. No LOI, no commitment; i.e., until we receive your LOI, we will recruit others.
From a players' standpoint, I agree with Brian's idea of never signing one, but getting the school's Financial Aid Dept. to commit to you. The player needs to be aware that the school's team will continue to recruit others.
That said, all this renegging is getting out of hand. There should be consuquences; e.g., a student at Ross who renegs after accepting a company's offer (but doesn't sign the contract) gets kicked out of on-campus recruiting--can't go to corporate networking hours, presentations, interview on-campus, etc.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Put yourself in an underage player's shoes...||
Your coach states a rule that you can't go to a bar. The first thought in your head is?
Mine is, "No shit, Sherlock."
You have already made the decision to abide by or break this rule (and the law) many times over, as evidenced by your own post:
I bet they had been told not to do that, and yet, there they were.
What's next? Head Coach tells team in a meeting, "If you commit armed robbery, you will be dismissed from this program."
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Um||
Wouldn't it look a little silly to have a rule that states that no players under 21 can go to the bar? As if it would be okay if there weren't a team rule?
|2 weeks 5 days ago||If your math skills are low...||
...your marketing career won't get very far.
In every marketing job I've ever seen posted (real marketing job, not some psuedo-named marketing role) quantitative and analytical skill are very high on the list of desired qualifications. Any company worth its salt asks its prospective marketers to demonstrate how they use data to inform their decision-making.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Weird||
Mary, Brian, and I all lived in the same condo complex at the same time for a brief period.
During one of the golf outings one of those years, Mary brought Chris Perry's daughter over to my place for a playdate with my son, who--despite being older--got his ass whooped by young Ms. Perry. The playdate didn't last long. My boy's definitely a "lover not a fighter," as he now gets his 5-year-old ass whooped by his 3-year-old sister.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||What's it going to take||
When will Dombrowski learn that he needs to invest in a quality bullpen?
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Maybe to you (and others)||
But Bo simply wore a Michigan baseball hat.
Here's Dave Campbell c. 1962:
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Okay...||
...how many of you (us) have had a burger today (or plan to) after reading this?
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Probably best to break it down into categories||
Some people like thick half pound patties, some like a collection of thin patties. Some people like theirs grilled over an open flame, some like them sauteed on a flat-top. With the thick half-pounders, one can cook the meat to certain temps, while thin patties will always be well-done. (Please do not confuse this with charred or burnt.)
With respect to the thick half-pound type (my personal preference), only a handful used to be able to claim "best," as they used ground beef purchased from Knight's Market. Now about two dozen establishments use Knight's products.
So it seems to imply that Knight's steakhouses (original on Dexter Rd. and new downtown location on E. Liberty/Maynard) would have the best. But, you can go to Knight's Market on Miller/Spring and purchase the meat either in bulk or formed into patties and grill them at home as you like.
To me, the key is quality meat, fresh toppings, and soft buns (unless you like toasted).
|3 weeks 10 hours ago||You know you're old...||
...when your vote turns out to be "washed out from 70s."
Also, why not vote for shade of blue while we're at it?
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Ha||
You can expect the Harbaughs will literally have the rockets' red glare next year b/c Jim wants to win everything.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Hackett doesn't have a pimp hand:||
But here's a gif of him sending the plane to get Harbaugh:
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I say||
Kickoff at noon but tell all OSU fans, players and coaches it's at 3:30.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Welp||
I guess the kid decided not to listen to the sage advice from Colin Cowherd.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||I mean...||
...I doubt anyone reads this since it's 300 responses into a thread about a radio interview, and honestly, I skipped down here to make a point that's likely been made around response #153 but:
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Excellent press technique||
Same techniques and drills I taught. Curious if you know who developed the techniques, as I learned them from Bob Stoops and Greg Brown. I believe Stoops learned them from Saban. I don't know if Saban developed them, if he learned them from Belichick, or if those two collaborated. Or maybe this technique was developed earlier, though I don't recall this technique going back before the late 1980s.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Never Forget||
|4 weeks 3 days ago||The Fonz verdict on apparel threads is in:||
|4 weeks 3 days ago||So...||
...you're going to eat the rest of the shit sandwich?
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Based on what concussions do to the brain...||
...then we should kiss the game of football (as we know it) goodbye.