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|17 hours 19 min ago||That's either a terrible idea or a good||
That's either a terrible idea or a good joke.
|17 hours 21 min ago||But, wouldn't it be strange to have a team in is||
But, wouldn't it be strange to have a team in is Top 4 or so that hasn't offered him?
|18 hours 24 min ago||I don't think they improved much after the UM||
I don't think they improved much after the UM game. They lost to a mediocre Nebraska team and lucked out in having their greatest weakness not exposed due to coaching and 20mph winds against OSU. Indiana, Maryland and Penn State were terrible.
|18 hours 36 min ago||Who is Michael?||
Who is Michael? Jordan?
|1 day 9 hours ago||I feel nothing about Manning. He's not to blame||
I feel nothing about Manning. He's not to blame for his coach's BS voting nor Osborne's retiring/sympathy votes. Now if he has partook in thuggish behavior (sexual assault, HGH use, and intimidation) then that changes.
|4 days 13 hours ago||People change companies. What's the difference?||
People change companies. What's the difference?
|5 days 10 hours ago||I saw that too and it was pitiful. It seemed like||
I saw that too and it was pitiful. It seemed like they were praying for a miracle.
|1 week 3 days ago||Save Hell's Kitchen. By any means necessary.||
Save Hell's Kitchen. By any means necessary.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||But, the Michigan Way is to give scholarships to||
But, the Michigan Way is to give scholarships to players that like like Michigan. Besides, M offered him. No takebacksies./s
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Exactly. Whether LeBron had a say or not really||
Exactly. Whether LeBron had a say or not really doesn't matter. Although I find it interesting that people think the players, especially the best player(s)/leaders, wouldn't or shouldn't be asked their opinion.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Exactly. The two are not the same. He is not a||
Exactly. The two are not the same. He is not a good NBA coach.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I get what you're saying, but record and making||
I get what you're saying, but record and making the Finals are not the only indicators of a team's successes or failures. They should have been in the Finals. It definitely want because of Blatt. I recall watching the Finals and wondering aloud about some of his poor decisions. Cleveland should be playing better and firing him is a good move. I'm not sure about the hire though. Also, fuck Cleveland.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||First come first served? That's hilarious. That is||
First come first served? That's hilarious. That is not how recruiting works. It wasn't 15 years ago, it wasn't prior, and it isn't today.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I agree with you. Plenty, those who used "if" and||
I agree with you. Plenty, those who used "if" and such includede, had jumped to accusing and not evaluating what was happening. It was easy to determine those posters had made their judgement.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||How is telling Swenson he doesn't have a||
How is telling Swenson he doesn't have a committable offer "ghosting" on him? He was told. That is communication.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I'm enjoying your||
I'm enjoying your summary.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Què?||
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Uh uhhh. Not||
Uh uhhh. Not I.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||But an offer is not a commitment to a kid that he||
But an offer is not a commitment to a kid that he has a spot. The offer is a step in the process leading to the player signing. If he shows any reason why he isn't deserving, academic, legal or athletic, the offer is gone. Seems too many don't understand what a scholarship offer is.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||The facts didn't change. You, like others on this||
The facts didn't change. You, like others on this blog and in the world in general, were too impatient to wait for the facts before making a judgement and/or reacting emotionally.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||So, the point of recruiting is to get the best||
So, the point of recruiting is to get the best players, but this is supposed to be intolerable? They communicated with the kid the way the should've. NSD starts soon, but you're not required to sign on that day. He has a few months. Those who whine about OSU or Alabama/SEC doing this are wrong to complain. What? Give him the scholarship because he wants it badly and loves Michigan and he was committed for so long? This ain't feelingsball you pansies! That's the opposite of what Harbaugh is and what he's instilling into the program.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||That's||
|2 weeks 5 days ago||That takes some assumptions. He could be as||
That takes some assumptions. He could be as delicate as some on this board and feels it's regrettable that a kid who's been verbally committed so long has been let go, maybe.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||If he's lying to kids and doing shady shit then||
If he's lying to kids and doing shady shit then it's worth discussing, but there's no evidence supporting that thought so why bring it up?
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Ex-fucking-actly! Some people are so soft. If||
Ex-fucking-actly! Some people are so soft. If Harbaugh went the route you mentioned or dismissed the kid after he signed or moved into the dorms that would be an issue. People want a tough, hard-nosed tan that competes and wins, but think feelings ball is what gets you there. This isn't close to a dirty, sell your soul to win type of action.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||You're overreacting and it's||
You're overreacting and it's childish.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||This every time leads to a mediocre program.||
This every time leads to a mediocre program. What's so honorable about putting a kid in a position where he's unlikely to succeed? Nothing. It just makes some people feel better. What's so dishonorable about being honest and giving him a chance to find success elsewhere? Scholarships are earned and an offer for a scholarship is not a guarantee.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Or they could "coach up" a player that has the||
Or they could "coach up" a player that has the whatever it is they feel like Swenson doesn't have if that's actually what happened.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Well, if the coach decides a player is not worthy||
Well, if the coach decides a player is not worthy of a scholarship, then so be it. The player has time to find another program and while the timing isn't perfect it's better than waiting later.
Harbaugh is amazingly competitive and demands the same from athletes. I find it amusing that his nature was pretty well known and he was welcomed with enthusiasm, yet people now despise some of his actions that had been documented even when there is very little evidence suggesting something wrong was done.
His job is to get Michigan football to the pinnacle and doing so, as this isn't a Disney movie (or is because Disney likes to kill off parents), may lead to a committed athlete being told he has to move on. Is the coaching staff informing recruits that they are constantly being evaluated? Maybe. Maybe not. But, it seems like what Harbaugh would do.
To summarize, stop bitching when there's very little reason to. Show some patience and stop being so quick to draw conclusions.
|3 weeks 21 hours ago||WHY?! WHY?! How dare you ask why. Be... because.||
WHY?! WHY?! How dare you ask why. Be... because. That's why.