the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
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|28 min 10 sec ago||Infield||
They are usually all in the infield drinking.
|1 hour 16 min ago||Yeah...||
Capitalization is allowed, but it isn't worth the hassle if you are using an Android phone's voice recognition to post.
|10 hours 35 min ago||It's Ypsi||
EMU is fine, but it is saddled with being in Ypsi. If a recruit stays on campus, or maybe even on Cross St, EMU has a chance of getting him. But once he sees "downtown" Ypsi, it has to be sort of an uphill struggle. I would try to make sure that any recruits being "entertained" off campus ended up in Ann Arbor for the evening, and not Ypsi.
If English can win there, and win consistently, he should go back to being a "hot, up and coming coach."
|10 hours 41 min ago||Ugh||
Chad Ford's comment on Mitch McGary make it sound like he is taking it personally that Mitch didn't follow his "advice" and make himself eligible for the draft. While I agree that any certain lottery pick should go, Ford was only guessing. Mitch and GRIII didn't have enough of a body of work to guarantee them lottery pick or even first round status.
Worst of all, if they had gone into the draft and slid into the second round, it is they who would have "paid the freight," not Ford. Ford officially made the transition from "journalist" to "parasite" with that comment.
|10 hours 52 min ago||Bad avatar||
If I was the OP, I would definitely get rid of the avatar, considering the name. After what has been happening at so many schools, somebody from Homeland Security might pay him a "visit" to make sure he isn't serious.
|1 day 10 hours ago||It's stlill good||
It's good to be number one at anytime, becuase of the "pack mentality" that helps build the momentum of a #1 class. If being the #1 class helps get a commitment from even one four or five star, it's been very helpful.
|1 day 10 hours ago||I care||
I think it's great when a recruit betters his "personal brand," and it makes him a better recruiter. I don't know how long it's going to be before the smaller schools in the NCAA decide that it's "unfair" when incoming commits recruit for their schools, and try to regulate it by outvoting the bigger schools, but for now, it's a big part of Michigan's recuiting.
Everybody wins. The services make money, the fans get the info they want, and kids get exposure to help better themselves.
|1 day 10 hours ago||Highlight reel?||
Everybody's accuracy is "almost inhuman" in a highlight reel. I don't think I have ever seen a QB put an incpmplete pass on a highlight reel.
|1 day 19 hours ago||Perfect||
It would definitely be perfect if ND, who has been the best program ever at "gaming the system," got gamed themselves this year.
|2 days 6 hours ago||Borderline||
THJ was a borderline first round pick. Hopefully, this performance is turning him into a certain first round pick. Guaranteed first round money for at least three years would definitly be a great way for THJ to start his post-Michigan career.
|2 days 6 hours ago||Bright side||
We'll all be happy with the undefeated, 11-1, or 10-2 record at the end of the season.
|2 days 6 hours ago||I hope they do||
I have hoped for this since the movement toward expansion into "super-conferences" started. I was hoping for four conferences with a de facto eight team playoff: four conference championship games and an official four-team playoff of champions.
It won't happen, but it would be great to see five conferences and five-team playoff with the two lowest-ranked champions playing a 4-5 game to get into the main grid. Or, they could let all five champions play and have three at-large teams to satisfy the SEC.
I have thought a breakaway was a fait accompli for a long time. My only question is whether they form a new conference or a new athletic organization.
NCAA nabobs can talk about "tradition" all they want, but their only true "tradition" is to have their hands out for as much money as they can grab. The schools that make all of the money have the same voting power as those who make none, but there are more smaller schools. The big schools are outnumbered, and the smaller schools get to vote on how to spend the money the big schools bring in.
It really makes sense to break away.
|2 days 6 hours ago||Utah?||
Utah is almost as "good" as they used to be. Their problem is that they are playing in a major conference instead of one full of tomato cans. They are about as "good" as Boise State would be if they were playing in the Pac-12.
|3 days 1 hour ago||Henne...||
If you put about 40 pounds of fat on Henne, he would be a lot like golfer Jason Dufner, who inspired the golf meme of "Dufnering" when he fell asleep at a PR function.
|3 days 1 hour ago||Open points||
With an open points system, both Blaine Gabbert posts would be in triple digits by now.
|3 days 8 hours ago||Agree with OP...||
I am going to agree with the OP and hope that McClain gets some help. I think that all college and NFL players should get yearly SPECT tests, with the results interpreted by a neutral party.
Players can "game" the imPACT test by sandbagging on the baseline measurements. Also, if they are already damaged but don't know it, the baseline measurements will be off. The SPECT test doesn't lie.
OTOH, if McClain is just another entitled athlete whose criminal behavior was enabled by the football machine at Alabama, then I hope the system gives him the "help" he needs for at least 30 days, just as a wake up call.
|3 days 8 hours ago||Indeed||
This is why I am hoping that Cincinnati is one of the last two teams invited into the Big Ten. I really want Ohio State to have to play a little brother every year like Michigan does. When Michigan and MIchigan State are both playing to their historical norms, MSU beats Michigan one time out of three, just because of MSU's hatred for Michigan.
If Cincinnati's hatred for Ohio State turns out to be similar to MSU's for Michigan, I wouldn't mind seeing Ohio State get another loss every three years.
|3 days 8 hours ago||Danger meets opportunity||
This is a great opportunity for Hermann, but it could also be a "career-killer" if she isn't careful. Rutgers is moving up to a conference that may be a bit beyond their abilty to compete in major sports. They have had a lot of upheaval there. Hermann is taking over a program that is not only facing its biggest challenge ever, but facing it while trying to rebuild conficence in its commitment to ethical behavior.
In five years, she will either be a hero or a very high-profile failure. I hope she succeeds, as long as Rutgers never, ever beats Michigan.
|3 days 8 hours ago||"Be careful"||
I am pretty sure it says you are only de-pointed for a month. So, why not just be a man, take your punishment, and wait for your points to come back? Besides, while the mods don't have such a rule, surely you have been here long enough to know that one of the most popular of all the unofficial rules here is the following: "Don't complain about mgopoints."
|3 days 8 hours ago||Subjective...||
Peppers' friends didn't really "ruin" anything for him. It's not like a professional "journalist" found out where someone is going and ruined the surprise hours before an announcement/press conference at his high school.
|3 days 8 hours ago||Blunt?||
"Blunt" message? Didn't that come from Jay Harris on his wonderful rap video?
|3 days 22 hours ago||Hmm||
"Tower attendant?" Is that anything like an SEC "recruiting hostess?"
|3 days 22 hours ago||Thought so||
Even with their propensity to cover up sexual assaults from their basketball team and make excuses for the criminals on their football team, even Sparty can't give a scholly to a kid smoking a fatty on a tasteless rap video. Can they?
|3 days 22 hours ago||Crap||
So, why does the Big Ten #3 have to face the Pac 12 #2? Why can't they just have equitable matchups? Better yet, why can't the Big Ten get a favorable matchup for a change?
|3 days 22 hours ago||I like it||
The kid is defending his school; I respect that. I also may want to add, "Bring it on, moth...."
Well, you get the idea.
|4 days 10 hours ago||No UK||
I didn't expect him to go to UK, becuase UK has already bought a nice roster. Wiggins was needed a lot more at KU than at UK. He has a chance to be the main option at KU; this could bring in even more money than UK boosters would pay him if it results in him being drafted a few spots higher next year.
It's a lot easier to be a top three pick when you are averaging over 20 points a game as the first option than it is if you are "one of the guys" on a team loaded with McDonald's All Americans.
|4 days 10 hours ago||All for New York||
For basketball, I am glad that Rutgers and Maryland are coming in, and glad for basketball games in New York. If the effect is to open up the New York, Philly, and DC areas for recruiting, we could see the Big Ten get a few players who would normally be in the Big East or ACC.
|4 days 20 hours ago||OK...||
So, how many "unique numbers" are there at Michigan?
|5 days 6 hours ago||Cherry-picking||
ND has always been great at cherry-picking a schedule that gives them a lot of teams that look good for the computers, but that an elite team should beat. They combine these with two or three real games like Michigan or USC, and maybe one other "tough" game per year.
Now, with the ACC bringing in a few tougher games, and Stanford becoming an elite program again, they are getting rid of Michigan so they have on less possible loss on the schedule every year.
This is a masterful job of cherry-picking. They don't play enough ACC teams to experience the grind of a full conference schedule, nor have they ever played enough Big Ten teams to experience it. Now that Brian Kelly has them good again, getting rid of MIchigan could keep them from one loss too many some years, and give them a better chance of getting into a playoff.
Personally, I won't miss this rivalry. I have thought for years that the Big Ten should have refused to play ND until they joined the conference. If every major conference told them they didn't want to play indies, ND would have to join one of them to get a decent schedule.
This is one reason that I would still like to see what I will call a "super-division" made of super-conferneces, relegating anyone not in a conference to second-tier status. Let ND play in a conference, any conference, and have to sustain "the grind" like everyone else does.
|1 week 2 days ago||Blind squirrel finds acorn||
I don't trust David Brandon, nor do I agree with most of his policies, but at least he can be trusted to handle this one right. To me, it's the same as it should be with Webber. If the athletes admit to their wrongdoing and show contrition, they should be allowed back. If they don't, they should take a long walk on a short pier.
My guess is that Brandon will require a statement from either taking responsibility for his actions and apologizing to the school and its fans. If that happens, I will be thinking something I don't think often: that David Brandon is right this time.