FWIW. Michigan doesn't seem inclined to get re-involved.
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|2 weeks 3 days ago||So let me see...||
if the recruits are good you won't think they are crappy and will change your mind about them, and if they are not good you will act like an expert scout and say you knew they sucked all along? Its nice that you get to make negative comments about the players...and then if they prove you wrong, you reserve the right to take back your comment. You don't see a problem with this mentality?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Seriously?||
What do you think RR would have been able to do in 2012 and 2013 with the OLine and RB recruiting that he did? How about WR? The fact that you think Hoke recruits poorly is very telling to me as well...you appear to be bitter and have lost your ability to be objective.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||WMU 34-10, ND 35-31, EMU||
WMU 34-10, ND 35-31, EMU 31-3, SDSU 28-7, Minn 58-0, Northwestern 42-24, Purdue36-14, Illinois 31-14, Nebraska 45-17, OSU40-34, VT 23-20 OT. By my count, OSU and VT are the only games here, other than ND that could have gone either way. Please tell me where the other 3-4 games are even close?
Obviously we would have been in trouble if Denard had gotten injured (IIRC this is the year Devin red-shirted) because we had no depth at QB. If you take the best player off of any team, a player that touches the ball on 100% of the plays that he is in the game for, you are obviously going to lose some games with no depth at that position.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||RR was 15-22 and BH is 26-13.||
RR was 15-22 and BH is 26-13. Yes, Hoke's season win total has been trending down on paper, but we have to look at the total picture. in 2012, we had the toughest schedule that I can recall any team playing against. We played both teams in the BCS Championship game and an undefeated OSU. If it weren't for a disaster of a game by Denard, we win the ND game. They lost to South Carolina with 11 seconds to go. Last season, as hard as it was to watch, could have easily have been 10-3....and with 3 more wins, more confidence, and drawing a different team in the bowl game...who knows, but the injury to Devin probably makes that a moot point.
In RRs 6 losses in 2010 he lost 2 by 10 (Iowa and PSU), 1 by 17 (MSU), 1 by 20 (Wisconsin), 1 by 30 (OSU) and 1 by 38 (Miss St). Meanwhile they beat 8-5 ND by 4, 6-5 UMass by 5, 5-7 (1-7 in B1G) Indiana by 7 in which Denard scored the winning TD with 17 seconds remaining, and 7-6 Illinois by 2 in 3OT. They probably should have lost to Illinois and ND and could have lost to Indiana as well which would have put them at 4-8 (they would not have been bowl eligible, so the lost to Miss St is omitted; however, they did play and lost so that loss is not really hypothetical). It is likely RR would have improved in 2011, but I do not believe he would have done as well as Hoke with the improved defense.
Moving forward from 2011, I think you would be hard pressed to argue RR would have done better than Hoke in 2012 and 2013 with the pieces that he recruited on the OLine. I would argue that Hoke/Mattison did magically build up the 110th ranked total defensive unit into the 17th ranked total defensive unit.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I had my first Whattaburger||
I had my first Whattaburger last week and I must say, it was good. A much better value than 5 Guys.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Are you saying....||
that there is something good that comes out of the Columbus area?
|15 weeks 2 days ago||It is also up to the runner||
It is also up to the runner to understand the OLs body position with regards to the defender. Close enough to cut but not too close that he can't react. I have seen Denard cut too tight of a block in space and get armed tackled by a defender reaching out as well when he had plenty of green to get around and up the sideline
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Exactly, and I cannot||
Exactly, and I cannot understand why we use the 2012 season as an example of Hoke not getting it done. With the issues that came up that season, They lost games to perhaps the 3 best teams in the country 1 other in the top 10 and the Noooobraska game that essentially ended Denard's career at QB. I understand 5 losses looks bad on paper, but that is the most favorable 5 loss season I have ever seen, and how many future (upperclassmen) NFL players were on that team? That was a pretty good coaching job in 2012. Young team could have collapsed after Nebraska.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||I believe this....||
was his choice. Mom took a stand on principle and isn't waivering. She may have gotten too involved with the media but, I don't believe that influenced Malik to choose Sparty (her big mouth had nothing to do with his choice and so you are placing blame on a non-issue with respects to his decision). If his mother told him that she wasn't signing if he picked MSU and he picked MSU anyway, he is the one making the choice. He had options and chose the one that was forbidden while his mother is standing on her word. If I were Dantonio, I would have pulled the offer when this became an issue. He might get a lot more traction with families of future recruits by demonstrating that family cohesion is indeed a priority in his program.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Have you ever noticed...||
that those who say one must earn/deserve respect before respect is given are also the most vocal when they feel disrespected when they haven't earned/deserved respect?
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Exhibit A||
for the Wal-Mart Wolverine moniker! Do you even realize the elitist attitude that this statement exudes? How about if all the "outsiders" took their money and allegiance to another program? That way the games could be on regional broadcast in the Mid-west only and you wouldn't have to worry about the rest of the country developing and affinity for your team.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Likewise,||
I grew up in Columbus/Westerville, my mother is an OSU Alumna, 99.9% of the people that I encountered in my early childhood were OSU fans and I chose the be the contrarian. I was well invested in my fandom by the time I reached college age. I have taken much crap for this decision, I would venture to say more than most Michigan fans, and given my own fair share as well. To say someone that may not have even been a fan until the day they stepped foot on campus in Ann Arbor as a freshman in college has more of a right to identify with the team than a person who has invested an entire life in the enterprise up to that time is absurd. I personally try to avoid using "we" when referring to any team I root for because I am not the one putting in the work during practice and on the playing field, and If I was gone tomorrow, it would have no impact upon the team., though I do sometimes slip up. I don't deserve the credit for their hard work.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Pssshhh.||
If you had a 4 year one you would know how to over-ride auto correct.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah,||
I like the requirement and I like the decision. Now if they could only get an on campus stadium. Though the new practice facilities were a good start.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||No....||
But he will miss out on 3-4 weeks of practice reps as the "starter" in a new offensive scheme.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||From the same site...||
I have not seen this posted yet, but upon scrolling down on the link
Tennessee: Former South Florida quarterbacks / passing game coordinator Nick Sheridan has joined the Tennessee staff. Sheridan takes the place of offensive grad assistant Cody Kempt, who recently accepted the wide receivers job at Montana State. Sheridan served as the quarterbacks / passing game coordinator at Western Kentucky in 2012.
|21 weeks 2 days ago||Thank you!||
|21 weeks 3 days ago||In education we have shifted||
In education we have shifted to intellectual disability and is used to reference an individual with an IQ that is 2 standard deviations below the mean... >70 and also scores low in adaptive behavior skills. With that being said, I have no problem with the use of the word when being used in its diagnostically appropriate manner. My daughter has mental retardation....I could accept saying she is retarded (the ARC, association of retarded citizens has not, as of yet that I know of changed its name), though I do not use those terms, when referring to cognitive function, however; as you said, when using the term to insult one who is acting foolish it really irritates me. Especially when its "retard".
|21 weeks 3 days ago||I think we can all agree that||
I think we can all agree that sexual assault sucks. My mother was a victim as a toddler, I know the long-term impacts of it. Having said that, this is a 14 year old and a 17 year old. The girl said he didn't force himself on her, that it just happened. This sounds somewhat consensual, the problem is she is not old enough to consent. I teach high school and hear of this type of thing all the time, and am told that parents of the girlfriend are in support of it. While the fact that these are cousins may disgust us, 14 year old girls having consensual (not that I am in agreement with this happening) sexual relations with 17 years old boys is not a rare thing in our society. In Florida, a child cannot consent under the age of 16 legally, however; if she were 16 she can c onsent to have sex with someone up to the age of 23 years, 364 days.
Just to clarify, I think having sex with relatives is disgusting, I think 14 years old is too young to have sex, I think that 17 years old is too young to have sex (I know...I am old school). I understand the need to protect younger naive children from older folks that may prey upon them, but I don't believe this is what happened.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||I agree....I have a 9 year||
I agree....I have a 9 year old with Down syndrome and I am often bothered by folks on this board who use the word and don't consider how offensive it is, rarely are they called on it, but if we used a slur about another group the poster would be raked over the coals.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||You seem||
|21 weeks 6 days ago||Amateurs...||
my wife and I found out the gender around 12 weeks from a genetic work-up from my wife's blood. My jaw hit the floor when I heard that they could do that now. FYI, my wife is 38 and we have a daughter with Down syndrome, so with the already elevated risk they wanted to do the genetics.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||Ryan is similar in size to||
Ryan is similar in size to Ray Lewis (JR 6'3 240, RL 6'1, 240), he is 20 pounds heavier than Ross or Morgan and has good instincts. Ross has shown good instincts, but I believe he struggles fighting through OL blocks in the second level. Ryan has more mass and while he is not a quick as Ross, will be able to fight through those blocks to get to the football. I like the move of putting our best defensive player in a position to make a play every down and I think he is talented enough and instinctive enough to get the job done.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||This was exactly my point...||
This was exactly my point... I suppose I need to be more explicit in the way I choose to express myself.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||FERPA||
does not agree with you.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||Exactly, there is a huge||
Exactly, there is a huge difference between desire to know and right to know what happened. Hoke's answer draws much less notice than throwing out a no comment on the situation. He is much more likely to field many more questions with the no comment answer than a family matter. And like Magnus said, it is a family matter. If you were Gibbons parents and had to take some time off work to handle the situation, I am sure you wouldn't say my son got expelled for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman at a frat party. I imagine you would be much more likely to say something along the lines of I need to take some time off to handle some family issues.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||Wasn't...||
Granville Waiters like 50 when he left Ohio State?
|26 weeks 6 days ago||Just curious||
how many other top programs red shirt a ton of players, but not curious enough to go and research it for myself. It seems that we overstate the burning a red shirt idea here. If a player is successful on the field, chances are they are not sticking around for 5 years, especially at a position where your pro longevity is already limited due to the amount of punishment you are likely to take on like RB. It may be understandable for an OL to red shirt so that they can add the bulk needed, perhaps interior DL as well, but that is about it. In an ideal world, we have depth so that younger guys essentially can master technique, learn scheme, and contribute on special teams until they are juniors and then they get to start a year or two before moving on. Is the jump so great between year 4 and 5 to warrant massive red shirts vs. the idea of turning over your class and essentially taking 20ish addition players every 5 years and the probability of getting an very special generational type player to pan out with the higher volume of players taken.
|27 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah but,||
If we give Denard the credit for the UTL1, we have to give him the credit for the loss the following year, don't we?
|27 weeks 2 days ago||According to the...||
Twitter stalkers, he removed that a couple of weeks ago IIRC. Was mentioned around the same time he was said to have been cheering on tOSU in the Orange Bowl.