Tennessee is not recruiting well just because they got 18 dudes
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|2 hours 9 min ago||It's that time again for the Tigers...||
|10 hours 7 min ago||Cheating, but who cares...||
March 30, 2016 - June 16, 1998
Red Wings win back to back Cups
Michigan football National Champs
Michigan hockey National Champs
|1 day 4 hours ago||I wish they didn't change his hat.||
He was wearing a M version of the Detroit hat with a Maize "D".
I thought the Maize "D" looked good.
|1 day 5 hours ago||In My Opinion||
To be considered a successful college basketball team, you need to have multiple deep NCAAT runs (ideally winning one), conference championships, and the track record of sending players to the NBA.
College basketball to the NBA is the career path for many (if not all) of the Top-50 (100?) players every recruiting cycle. They want to go to a University which gives them the best chance to win, showcase their skills in the one or two years they are in college, and then get drafted into the NBA.
Maybe winning the championship is too high of a bar to define success (it is), but a team needs to have the potential to reach the championship every season, regardless of roster turnover or how bad a draw you get in the tourney.
|1 day 5 hours ago||I Agree||
I still think getting a significant number of 5* recruits is a result of winning championships, and being in a position to compete for a National Championship every season, regardless of roster turnover. Which is why UK, Duke, UNC, and KU are recruiting more 5-stars than almost anyone, and continually make deep runs in the NCAAT.
The graph is also contradicting, with Wisconsin, Villanova, UCONN, MSU, and Louisville having success without the help from 5-stars.
I could have expanded from looking only at 5-stars, like maybe Top-50 guys. That would have shown more separation in the elites vs teams that struggle with recruiting. For example, OSU would likely have a higher number of Top-50 recruits vs their 5-star total of just one.
And I do believe the best-of-the-best will still only consider teams that can all but guarentee a conference chamionship, a final four run, tons of nationally televised games, and proven track record of getting players to the NBA.
|1 day 5 hours ago||The thing is, this 6th year||
The thing is, this 6th year situation shouldn't even come down to luck. It's almost blatantly obvioust that Ed Davis took a voluntary redshirt year. It's almost black and white; yet I have no clue why so many national pundits are inking him in to their starting LB core.
Any luck they wish they had was stomped on and destroyed by Alabama in the playoff.
|4 days 11 hours ago||60 Hours||
Back in college. It was a combination of getting work done, playing video games, and a personal challenge. Fun times.
|6 days 4 hours ago||Some new(ish) artists/bands I've been listening to lately:||
The Lumineers (with a new album, Cleopatra)
Lord Huron (Michigan connection)
The Head and the Heart
|1 week 7 hours ago||My Feelings Towards Draftageddon||
|1 week 1 day ago||LEBRON!!!||
|1 week 4 days ago||May his ballz be forever||
May his ballz be forever blue!
|2 weeks 7 hours ago||Rivals Schedules||
I was thinking about making a similar thread to discuss both OSU and MSU's schedule, and which games are the toughest for them.
Looking at MSU's schedule, I can honestly see them dropping five-seven games this year.
@ ND is probably their toughest game. Breaking in all those new players against a veteran ND squad in South Bend. Oh boy.
Then to follow that up is one of their recent rivals (for real) Wisconsin, then a tough road game against team CHAOS IU, then back to back trap games with BYU and NW. Throw in Michigan, OSU, and @ PSU. Look out!
Ohio State probably has their toughest game @ Oklahoma. Obviously Michigan, and then three tough road games @ Wisconsin, PSU, and MSU.
|2 weeks 8 hours ago||That's why I decided to have||
That's why I decided to have Illinois higher in my list. Who know what Lovie will bring to the team this year. Also, we are their biggest rival, so....I expect a closer game than what we're going to do to Hawaii, Rutgers, and UCF.
|2 weeks 8 hours ago||Ranked||
1. @ OSU
2. @ Iowa
3. @ MSU
7. Penn State
11. @ Rutgers
|2 weeks 12 hours ago||OCR's||
I was super excited about watching this last night, but came away disappointed. I was hoping all the racers were Spartan Elites. I love watching those athletes cruise through these courses.
I'm running the Spartan Trifecta on Oahu this August. I've ran a couple OCR's in the past (tough mudder and an urban warrior challenge). I'm super excited to give my all in 3 Spartan races in one weekend.If I do well enough, next time I'm running with the elites.
And yes, it is tough for me to be training and continually tell myself I'm doing this to become a Spartan. Oh well.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||KJ Hamler||
I believe it's KJ Hamler who really wanted (and then received) his Oregon offer.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I prefer noon starts||
Living in Hawaii, noon starts means a 6am game. I'm up at 4am anyways on the weekend to get my workout in. Game is over by 9am (just when the wife is waking up).
So by the time the Michigan game is over, I have completed my workout and am not commited to watching tv anymore. Which means we get to spend the entire day (well, her entire day), at the beach, hiking, shopping, etc. It's definitely the best of both worlds.
I am not looking forward to moving off the islands, and these convenient football times is one of the reasons.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Bro||
What kid didn't grow up throwing tennis balls, racquetballs, bouncy balls, or any circular object against a wall in their basement growing up? I had one wall that was all mine. I could throw any ball against it. And I did this for hours and hours and hours and hours all by myself. It was fun. It built excellent eye-hand coordination. I also spent a bunch of time kicking soccer balls against walls too.
I still do all of that to this day. I also play frisbee by myself at the beach. Throw that sucker into the wind as high and far as you can; then prepare to get on your horse to catch it. So many diving catches into the water.
There is nothing diagnosable because someone is interested in self-improvement of eye-hand skills.
|3 weeks 3 hours ago||Caption Contest||
Hoke: "I'm listening to the game. I don't need a headset because I can hear football. I can smell it. I can almost taste it; touch it."
|3 weeks 4 days ago||This has to get posted somewhere||
Harbaugh introducing himself to Kirby:
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Violent Eater?|
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I Raise You||
Snoop Dogg narrating a nature documentary.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Best donuts in the state||
Best donuts in the state (dare I say country)
Thankfully I can limit myself to a dozen in one sitting. #WillPower
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Ohio, Ohio, Georgia. Can't||
Ohio, Ohio, Georgia.
Can't get off to any better of a start than this. 2018 will finally be a real battle for Ohio recruits. And the results of this season will probably play heavily into the minds of these kids. So much at stake this year on the field for Harbaugh. Beat OSU and we could almost walk away with the #1 recruiting class in 2018.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||2 starting pitchers, any||
2 starting pitchers, any semblance of a relief pitcher (preferably more than 1 average arm would suffice), any sort of depth in the batting order, and competence from the manager/coaches/gm, and THEN we'll be contenders.
This team is a joke and will always be a joke until every player with a contract over $5 mill/year is gone.
The only players that might prove to be worth their contracts are Kinsler and Zimmermann.
Players that need to take their contracts elsewhere:
I'm willing to endure 10-15 years of living in the cellar of the AL Central if it means we can get rid of all these idiotic contracts.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Sorry||
That's just dumb. They've already taken advantage of the power-play. Why continue to be rewarded for something you've already rewarded from?
If you make that rule, talk about changing how the game is played. There would never be anymore hitting, poke checking, using your stick for anything, boring hockey.
They already have a major penalty in place for severe penalties.
And I agree that splitting of penalties hurts the offensive team, but oh well. That's just the way it is.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||BOOOOO||
#10 is the only one that makes sense. I still think it should be a delay of game penalty though.
And if you're looking for MOAR GOALS, look no further than the WCF between SJ and STL.
Bigger goals and smaller pads would result in games ending 20-15.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||You bring up a lot of||
You bring up a lot of excellent points.
I agree with Narduzzi and Pitt as probably the most likely team to partner with MSU.
I like your thinking with trying to pair up with teams that run similar systems, and I'd bet a lot of teams would like to see Pitt and MSU preach their defensive techniques.
I would like to approach from a different angle. What about teams that also have the "Chip on the Shoulder" syndrome. Teams that often get overlooked, disrespected, and/or ignored by the major media.
Possible teams (?):
San Jose State (might as well team up with fellow Spartans)
Miami (ytm) (I think Dantonio and Richt are on good terms)
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Boston College coaches will||
Boston College coaches will also be there.
Looks like Urban was pretty strategic with what schools he wanted at his camps.
Also, since Harbaugh seems to have a relationship with Baylor (...), Urban decided to go with TCU.
Urban is no dummy. This is awesome, and hilarious that he's taking Rutgers along for the ride.
Now the last remaining domino to fall is who will be buddy buddy with Mirk D'ant'onthy and the Spartans. Too busy collecting chips; doesn't want his players shoulders to lose their saltiness.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||He's under the radar enough||
He's under the radar enough to have his Hello Post Link go to Devin Gil.
Poor Ron Johnson.
I predict he makes an appearance in the Rutgers game. The war will be won by our NJ players. Sweet vengeance.