further adventures in Jed York being unsuited for his position
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|5 days 21 hours ago||So-so||
I'm not crazy about the shorts.
|6 days 14 hours ago||Love Jabrill.||
But I could sense Harbaugh as not being crazy about "some freshmen acting out and doing a flip" during practice. Then again, I could see Harbaugh excited about the enthusiasm during the first day of practice.
|1 week 15 hours ago||Urban||
He didn't know about Drayton leaving just like he still doesn't know 57 of his players were arrested in six years at Florida.
|1 week 2 days ago||Great win.||
This group is going to be fun to watch in 2015-16.
|1 week 5 days ago||I don't get it.||
Maybe it's because I don't live in Michigan and deal with those people every day anymore, but a 4-4 MSU shouldn't be a bigger draw than a 6-2 or 7-1 Penn State at night - which I think is going to be happening very soon.
Also, it's not like the evens are going to be bad that long:
2016 - Hawaii, Colorado, UCF, Wisconsin, Penn State, Illinois, Maryland, Indiana
2018 - Arkansas, SMU, Nebraska, Maryland, Wisconsin, Penn State, Indiana
I might be in the minority here, but sign me up for a Colorado, Wisconsin, Penn State as opposed to a Colorado, Wisconsin, MSU in 2016 and an Arkansas, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Penn State as opposed to Arkansas, Nebraska, Wisconsin and MSU in 2018.
"Michigan State ain't going no where as long as Dantonio is there." No one said they were, we just think they are a lot closer to the 11-1 team that lost 49-7 to Alabama and the 10-2 team that lost by 21 to Oregon. It's not anything to do with them, but as the Big Ten gets better, their flaws will show. They are not that good (2014 especially); the Big Ten has just sucked.
|1 week 5 days ago||Winston.||
I really don't believe he'll land in Tennessee. They have already dealt with a guy just like him - Vince Young. Whisenhunt isn't the type to babysit a rookie QB.
|1 week 5 days ago||MSU||
Schedule won't be imbalanced that long.... Sparty won't be good after another 2-3 years. I'd rather have MSU and Ohio State "imbalanced" as opposed to having to play Ohio State and Penn State on the road together every two years.
|1 week 6 days ago||OSU twitter fans:||
They all say that neither Armani nor the other kid (can't remember his Name, maybe Dodson) played in the Chamionship game. I've seen multiple OSU fans dispute that the two medical redshirts played in the NC game..... So do we have any video or statistical proof that they played?
|2 weeks 4 days ago||College athletes:||
They should never be paid. They are not professional athletes, and if they want to be paid, they can pay taxes on their additional "income" and their scholarship award (i.e. tuition, room/board etc. etc.)
No sport should forbid a high school senior from entering any draft. If an eighteen year old wants to enter the NFL draft - let him. It is his loss of an education and his decision should be respected.
The entire bowl and playoff system in college football will never be fair until semi-finals are played on college campuses of the higher seed. Get this, the closest Michigan would play to home in the college football playoff? Atlanta, Georgia in the Peach Bowl.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Chatman||
I think he'll come back next year and be a totally different player. I could be completely wrong, but when I think back to high school - I was shy as a freshman (on a team that went to state the year before) but made a huge leap my sophomore year as I felt more comfortable with my surroundings and role.
Same can be said for college academics. Shy, didn't know anyone, had no idea where anything was on campus. Second year came and I was a totally different person who was giving directions, studying with a schedule, and participating on a whole other level. I'm hoping this holds true for Kam.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||2015-16 question.||
I was thinking about this last night after the loss: I have NO idea who starts next year if LeVert comes back. You could go:
Walton, Spike, LeVert, Irvin, Doyle as starters ... with Dawkins, MAAR, Robinson, Chatman, D.J. Wilson, and Donnal off the bench. You could go:
Walton, LeVert, Irvin, Dawkins, Doyle ... with Spike, MAAR, Robinson, Chatman, Wilson, and Donnal off the bench.
I mean next year's team should have so much depth. I'd guess that LeVert leaves and the starters are Spike, Walton, Irvin, Dawkins, Doyle ... with MAAR, Chatman, Robinson, Wilson and Donnal off the bench.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Let me just say this.||
If 70,000 doesn't show up, it would be embarrassing for the Michigan fan base. There is no reason not to go this year. And, and, by not going you do THE TEAM a disservice as they desperately need a game like atmosphere for the Alex Malzone's, Drake Harris', Brian Cole's of the world who haven't played with the bright lights on yet.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Six point underdog?||
That's good seeing as how we don't have a starting QB, RB, 2nd TE (who is actually a starter for Harbaugh), and we don't know if we're running a 3-4, 4-3, or hybrid defense yet. These oddmakers are really thorough in their predictions it appears at this point.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Bold Prediction:||
Shane Morris solidifies the offense and plays solid in 2015.
Taco Charlton mauls his way to a 10 sack season.
Dymonte Thomas: I don't know where. I don't know how, but the light will click on for him this year. Whether that's at safety, nickel corner, RB, punt returner - this staff will get the most out of him and he will contribute in a meaningful way.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Re: Graduation rate||
I graduated in three years, and it was the worst decision I ever made. I wish I would have stayed an additional 1-2 years. There is nothing wrong with those who stay in college for five years. I miss education so much that I'm leaving a decent finance career of three years for law school (no, I don't want a lecture on the state of the legal profession.)
But, for the sake of this argument, 14% is bad for a four year graduation rate. I do think five years would be a better indicator for a school like this where a sturdy portion of their students take remedial classes.
|3 weeks 11 hours ago||Just speaking anecdotally...||
I feel the biggest thing that separated 2011 from '12-'14 was the defenses ability to get off the field on 3rd and shorts. I remember being amazed that we stopped 3rd/4th and 1 or 2 like ten times in a row during a stretch of the season. RVB, Martin, and Roh truly stepped their games up.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||As others have pointed out.||
Operation Sports will definitely have one. I downloaded one last year from them in the summer and it worked fine. Dynasty isn't as much fun with not having the actual schedules/dates, but you can only do so much.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Yes.||
Michigan did do that for years in 1997 - 2001. That was great fourteen years ago before social media, cell phones, or the spread offense. That's not how things work anymore. Every program that has played in the national championship the last five years has had some sort "pay for play, oversigning, or dirty dog scandal" to sift through.
Alabama, Florida State, Oregon, Ohio State, LSU, Auburn, and Florida have all had NCAA issues and had slaps on the wrist. The game is simple: bend the rules or go 5-7 and replace your coach hoping to win every three years. I'm just speaking anecdotally here in stating I don't think you can be an elite program anymore without a little rule bending.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Interesting.||
All deals are 2-3 years with the exception of Fisch who is on a 1 year deal. Is is standard procedure to sign a HC to a long-term deal but leave the assistants to 2-3 years?
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Basically||
Any get today is a nice get. Adds depth and that's what we need in 2015.
|4 weeks 11 hours ago||Not as if I was creepin'||
But he changed his Twitter bio and banner at least by the day he was leaving for U-M. I actually live in the same city as him and saw he was visiting, so I journeyed over to his page and never saw an Ole' Miss reference or banner.... and that's the day he was flying into Detroit before even visiting Ann Arbor.
|4 weeks 11 hours ago||Yeah.||
Our Twitter fan base is pretty comparable to a few other atrocious fan bases - Tennessee and Alabama come to mind as large fan bases with tons of idiots online who don't hesitate to talk trash to high schoolers.
|4 weeks 18 hours ago||Yes.||
You have to be at 85 scholarship athletes on the first day of fall practice.
|4 weeks 18 hours ago||Well, not exactly.||
Then your two options are:
1.) Be moral and lose - which we've been exceptional at lately.
2.) Do what the elites are doing and win with absolutely zero punishment.
I'm somewhat of a firm believer that is the direction we are headed. Be an elite program and bend the rules or be mediocre and "do things the right way." You decide.
|4 weeks 19 hours ago||Non-story||
The NCAA doesn't care about this so why not do it? It's obviously not the moral thing to do, but there are no consequences right now for ruining kid's lives to make sure you have the best.
Butch Jones at Tennessee has taken nearly 60 commits in his first two classes at Tennessee - Kevin Sumlin the same - Alabama the same in Saban's first two years. You do the math if that makes sense with virtually zero attrition.
|4 weeks 19 hours ago||Agreed. Major outlier.||
Urban was hired early December and had time to see recruits before the dead period. He also had a twelve month vacation to evaluate recruits while he was spending more time with his fami........ well touring college campuses and calling games with Chris Spielman.
Jim was hired basically in January, in the middle of a dead period, and was a little busy the last twelve months to worry about recruiting. He also didn't have the advantage of Penn State sanctions to blow up their entire recruiting class like Urban did. But the loss of Arnette was a little tough to take. Why? Because Urban offered the kid just because he knew it was a need for Michigan and trending that way in the kid's recruitment. Ohio State had the room so they took a flyer on the kid instead of letting U-M have a recruit from a Florida HS power.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Does anyone have a bad feeling?||
I do. Let's face it, next year's senior/RS Junior class was a top 7 class. They've underachieved. It's probably going to be a rebuilding year (without a legit QB stepping up). 2016's Senior/RS Junior class was a top 5 class and is, really, our only hope for an awesome season at this time.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||NIT.||
I think the losses to NJIT and Eastern Michigan are going to be too much to overcome for any sort of tourney spot, unfortunately. 13-9 right now, should be 15-7 with tough losses to Wisconsin, MSU, and Arizona. I actually think this team could win the NIT though - even though that isn't exactly what any of us wanted coming into the season.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Ok.||
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Ok.||