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|3 years 49 weeks ago||UM has been more or less a||
UM has been more or less a private institution nowadays, haven't they? They take a pretty decent chunk of folks from out of state for a lot of programs. I mean, they have a huge endowment and a massive alumni base to keep donating money- why depend on the bankrupt state of Michigan for funding?
|3 years 49 weeks ago||I remember reading about one||
I remember reading about one Stanford recruit who had a 3.0 and 1500 on the SAT. And I had to remind myself that the SAT is now out of 2400. Who honestly thinks a student like that would be able to get into Stanford without being able to throw a football?
Academics don't mean a whole lot here in the context that we put it into- in relation to what a typical high school student would need to be competitive for admission to the undergraduate program. Maybe someone needs to coin a new term, like athlademics or something like that to better encapsulate the different admissions standards that different schools have- a sliding scale of GPA, SAT and football ability, with a minimum bar set by the school/NCAA.
|3 years 49 weeks ago||I second this statement. The||
I second this statement. The arrogance I've seen out of some alumni with regards to the University of Michigan is astounding. What's really so good about the undergraduate education that is so much better than everyone else? And all the tradition in the world that the football program has isn't helping anyone today. Simply put, what is so SPECIAL about the University of Michigan football program? I unconditionally support the football program regardless of who they hire because I choose to, but I don't delusionally elevate the programs that I associate with in order to falsely elevate myself. I'd say our reputation for being an arrogant fanbase and alumni group is well-deserved. There is a big gap between pride and arrogance.
Feel free to neg away.
|4 years 6 weeks ago||Rosenberg||
Anyone notice this? What's his angle here? Why doesn't he hunt down Newton with the same doggedness he does for Rich Rodriguez? Freep FTW.
|4 years 8 weeks ago||He grew up in Palo Alto, his||
He played high school football in Palo Alto, his father coached at Stanford, so... in a lot of ways, he's at home right now.
|4 years 8 weeks ago||This is hilarious.. notice||
This is hilarious.. notice how much you sound like a Domer?
|4 years 8 weeks ago||This is all well and good,||
This is all well and good, but perhaps people need to relax and step off the soap box. Nothing you say or do will change anything on the football field- it's not like GERG comes on here to see what he should do next, and at worst all this will give off a negative impression of the fan base to the recruits and family members who come onto the board. Not saying that everyone has to fall into lock-step or can't criticize any aspect of the football program, but just don't forget that there is more to life than football. Go sleep, relax, hang out with the family, choke the bishop, whatever.. focus on the things you can have a real impact on during the week.
|4 years 8 weeks ago||So.. where does the program||
So.. where does the program go from here? We'll find out soon enough.
|4 years 8 weeks ago||Same in Madison. The students||
Same in Madison. The students always give the clap of disapproval when this happens.
|4 years 8 weeks ago||I hate it when people make||
I hate it when people make posts that reek of entitlement.
|4 years 8 weeks ago||If Denard has to go 200/200||
If Denard has to go 200/200 every game for us to have a chance to win, that's how you know you need more talent around him at the skill positions. Looking forward to seeing Dee Hart play the Slaton to Denard's White next year... or even 2012..
|4 years 8 weeks ago||USC-Oklahoma in 2004 comes to||
USC-Oklahoma in 2004 comes to mind (55-19) but I don't have any idea what the definitive answer is.
|4 years 8 weeks ago||Huh? Cornell might have||
Huh? Cornell might have something to say about that.
|4 years 8 weeks ago||I don't know what to say to||
I don't know what to say to that.. I learn a lot of things every day but these kind of definitions I could do without
|4 years 8 weeks ago||You mean Arch-douchebag? I||
You mean Arch-douchebag? I think that would be more succinct.
|4 years 8 weeks ago||And what's the point of this||
And what's the point of this thread exactly?
|4 years 9 weeks ago||Being an WBHS alum, I agree||
Being an WBHS alum, I agree with this statement.
|4 years 9 weeks ago||Was at the game last week||
Maybe 9 out of 10 times might be a distinct possibility in Columbus. But not in Madison. Camp Randall was rocking like no other.
|4 years 10 weeks ago||Yep, talking about that||
Yep, talking about that story. Had I thought about making a dig at a UM linebacker, it would have been Obi Ezeh.. touche! Jonas is the man, though and I guess that story stuck with me somehow.
|4 years 10 weeks ago||I thought about attending UM||
I thought about attending UM when I was applying for undergrad, but I decided to go east. I wanted to do biomedical engineering and UM's undergraduate BME program was pretty much in its infancy and kind of finding its way around.. though the graduate program is quite excellent.
Personally, I thought smaller class sizes was a huge plus, and if I had to do it over again, I would still make the same choice. UM undergrad is pretty massive, and I feel like I'd be lost in the shuffle had I chosen to go to UM. Bottom line, it's more about fit and the people around you, rather than an undergraduate school ranking.
That being said, going to a higher ranked undergraduate institution and doing well there can be pretty important for admission to a top-rated professional school (law, medicine). So don't discount it completely.
Here's a cool-story-bro moment: I have to admit that I was briefly considering going to MSU over UM, only because I got a full ride at MSU versus the usual Regents' at UM. But I decided to eschew both to spend even more money to go out east.. /coolstorybro
|4 years 10 weeks ago||Nope, unless Jonas Mouton||
Nope, unless Jonas Mouton happens to be walking by.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||Time to move on guys. The L||
Time to move on guys. The L is a L no matter how much we all want to rant about it. Let's look foward to Iowa.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||The Moellers were from Ohio I||
The Moellers were from Ohio I think.. and Gary played for Woody at Ohio State.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||OSU||
Both if I could but if I can't have my cake and eat it too, it's Ohio State all the way.
Born and raised in the Detroit area too. Lots of Sparties and Wolverines living in the same community. But Ohio State must go down either way just because of the national perception.
After all we've been on a slide vs Tressel, and I think the national perception of UM has fallen on a parallel path. Time to reverse that- we can't be taken seriously as a program at the national level if we can't beat our biggest rival in 7 tries and counting.
|4 years 12 weeks ago||2008 Ohio State-Penn State||
Went to my second game at the Goatshoe (my first was the 2006 THE GAME OF THE CENTURY which was a double dong punch, God bless Bo's heart) at the 2008 OSU-PSU game where PSU basically won the Big Ten right there.. I think PSU was ranked #3 and OSU was ranked #9, but Pryor fumbled the game away right at the end which was nice. Schadenfreudtastic.
|4 years 13 weeks ago||I'm inclined to agree,||
I'm inclined to agree, numbers don't lie.
|4 years 13 weeks ago||you'll need a whole bottle||
my guess is that you're going to need more than 6 or 7 to see any real adverse effects.
or you could throw in a couple shots of whiskey to go along with that. that'll do wonders for your liver. (bonus points if you use tylenol instead)
but i think the running a bath with a toaster plugged in is a faster way to make a cry for help.
p.s. i know you guys are joking but definitely don't do any of the above. totally joking here too.
|4 years 14 weeks ago||Don't you have anybody else||
Don't you have anybody else in real life to brag to about this?
|4 years 14 weeks ago||Clemson||
RR spent some time coaching Woody Dantzler at Clemson before he made his way up to WVU, didn't he?
|4 years 14 weeks ago||My dad is better than||
My dad is better than yours.