Mason NEEDS this, Pistons, after all you've put him through
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- 3 years 40 weeks
|1 year 51 weeks ago||WSULS vs. Others||
2008 WSULS grad here. After graduating I worked at large law firm here in Michigan and now work as an AUSA. I assisted with hiring at both places and currently sit on the hiring committee at my current job.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||Not true||
While a student may qualify by NCAA standards, that student can be rejected by Admissions. The admissions department is more flexible with athletes than general students, and it tries to work with the athletic department, but by no means do NCAA standards control. From people I know in admissions, a former football coach had a rather hard time getting admissions to sign off on some of his guys, although they received NCAA approval.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||BUT||
Did he happen to meet her on his recruiting trip?!? That's the question
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Same here||
Not bad looking either. Certainly MILF status for a few people I know.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Rivalry||
Agree. Plus, you have your son going to your favorite team's enemy. That's like a
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Ah hah!||
I like what you did there, sir!
|2 years 39 weeks ago||Could it have...||
Happened in AA? Hope it's not true, whether in AA or back home in Texas.
|2 years 40 weeks ago||Did you...||
...help the University make money? Millions maybe? Some of these guys have no intention of ever using their degree (if they get one). College is the pathway to the NFL. Their athletic ability is their asset. It's the way out of poverty for many of these athletes. Even if you don't agree, at least try to understand the mindset.
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|3 years 4 days ago||More than 1...||
That "something" could easily involve multiple players. The silence may be due to some of the players involved wanting to enjoy the recruiting process a bit more. Just thinking this is beyond a single commitment...
|3 years 5 days ago||Nice||
It's actually a nice place to live, especially when you work downtown. Don't get caught up in the media. There are bad neighborhoods in Detroit like every other major city, but downtown is cool and generally safe.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||Chappell||
Gordie, I know Mike. His first cousin and his bestfriend are close friends of mine. We hung out and played ball quite a bit during undergrad, especially when Mike tranferred to msu. Mike comes from an upper-middle class family as do his first cousin and bestfried. Not to mention, Southfield was THE place to live for middle-class African Americans at that time. Jalen's point still holds true.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Same Thought||
I had the same thought re: "WRs galore" and Lucien, and the move to an offense that emplyoys a TE instead of a 4th receiver. Hopefully they allocate his position to a D-lineman and are actually able to fill it with a talented recruit. It'll be interesting to see if we get back in on Lucien if the coaching staff determines that we won't be able to otherwise fill the slot.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||More of this...||
Related question, I wonder if we can expect a little more of this. Vlad and Turner could both be potential re-commits. I'm sure Hoke could use a few players to fill in the gaps who also know Michigan.
|3 years 14 weeks ago||Not Highly Paid by HC Standards||
BH doesn't make great money for a HC. He makes the equivalent of what Muschamp made at Texas. I don't think it would be insane at all. Who knows whether he would be able to win at SDSU. If not, he decreases the value of his stock by staying at SDSU. Serving as a DC at Michigan (and winning) puts him in a better position for a major gig, whether he's Michigan's next HC or a HC somewhere else.
Of course, I could be wrong, but that's my take on it. We're all guessing at this point.
|3 years 14 weeks ago||Brandon: He Does It Big!||
As we have seen, Brandon likes to do things on the large scale (night game, Big Chill, HD screens). That said, don't be surprised if both Miles and Hoke come to Michigan. Miles will be HC and Hoke the DC and coach in waiting. Further, I think the new staff will be a bit of a reunion.
Hoke will come because he'll be an in-house hire whenever Miles retires and no one - assuming Michigan gets back to winning - will question his becoming the HC. This isn't San Diego State. And since Brandon is willing to pay this time around, I don't see Hoke taking much of a paycut as DC if at all. I believe F. Jackson will be retained, and maybe Soup and a few other former Michigan coaches will be brought back. Brandon, at the end of the day, will attempt to avoid the external process to find Miles' successor. Brandon is setting this up perfectly.
I also wonder if LSU's willingness to pay part of Miles' buyout has something to do with him providing notice to terminate BEFORE he actually signed the Michigan contract. If so, the reduction could be related to an agreement to leave some of his old staff (which is possible because Hoke is coming), not contact recruits once he leaves (they could still contact him), etc.
I can't imagine that this coaching announcement will be a normal one. This is Brandon we're talking about.
|3 years 29 weeks ago||Absolutely Not True||
Grant Mason was in a frat - Kappa Alpha Psi. Dhani Jones was in a frat - Alpha Phi Alpha. And numerous other football players wanted to be in frats. Joining a frat isn't necessarily the easiest when going trough Spring Ball but it is not prohibited at U of M.
|3 years 31 weeks ago||Inside Info or Jerk?||
You must either know Jacory Harris very well and, as a result, his level of intellect, or you've got to be the biggest jerk the MGoCommunity has seen to date. Please advise.
|3 years 31 weeks ago||Ten Freshmen||
Off the top of my head, I count:
Looks like ten (10) to me.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||First Thought||
When I first read your header my initial thought was "this OP is nuts" but after I looked at the picture, you're right, D-Rob does really look like Des Howard in that pic.
+1 for not giving you a chance
|3 years 32 weeks ago||Death Roh Sack||
I believe Roh got a sack for a 4 yard loss
|3 years 32 weeks ago||Wind/Squib Kicks||
We kicked squib kicks when going into the wind. When kicking with the wind we put the ball in the air.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||Obi||
Looks like Obi continues to get some time with the 1's. That competition looks to be ongoing. Carvin also got time with the 1's.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||Rate of Acceptance||
The M would definitely be higher on the list if it decreased the number of students it accepted. Per the rankings, Michigan admits 50% of applicants and has a higher total enrollment than each of the schools ranked ahead of it in the rankings.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||Big Will||
Was just about to make that comment, Foote Fetish. +1 millliooooooon!
|3 years 38 weeks ago||Great Story||
Excellent story. It's amazing how much these kids go through. Conway seems to have a great attitude and understands how important it is to take advantage of second, third, and fourth chances. I'm rooting for Mr. Conway. Great addition to the Wolverine Family. I think his hardworking attitude, and ability to overcome obstacles, will translate to the field.
|3 years 38 weeks ago||Hard to say who||
Hard to say who is relatively unknown on this blog (there's so much information here), but here are my choices:
Offense: Mike Cox
Defense: Cullen Christian
Special Teams: Jeremy Gallon
|3 years 38 weeks ago||Relax||
I took the Michigan bar exam in 2008 but hope my advice applies to any bar exam. If you've studied hard, you should feel great at this point. I felt extremely confident going in that nothing I would do during the 3-4 days before the exam would improve my score. But whether you study during the exam should depend on how comfortable you are with the material to be tested that day. You may feel like you should freshen up on the tricky details of a particular topic. Or, you may find, like I did, that you are better of resting your mind. You should probably have a really good idea what approach you should take by the weekend, based on where your score is and what topics, if any, you are having the most difficulty with. Whatever the case, don't freak out. Smile and laugh during the breaks.
If you haven't done this already, start taking 10 or more questions from each of the multi-state subjects and making your own test. This will help you stay fresh on all of the subjects as opposed to just taking questions from one topic area.
The bar exam is not as difficult as some will make you believe and it's not that different than exams you took during law school. Importantly, you'll probably find the bar exam to be easier than the questions in the PMBR and Kaplan books. I had a scaled score of 126 on the last PMBR practice test but received a 179 on the multi-state portion of the bar exam.
Finally, surpress your Mgoblog addicition for the next few days :)
Best wishes next week, IndyBlue.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||Stipend||
PeterKlima, I definitely wouldn't make that argument. It would be impossible to assess what each individual player brings in. Your second point ignores the fact that a good player at the college level -- someone who brings value to his team and university -- could be overlooked by the NFL. Making the NFL is not a measure of a player’s value at the college level. I presented the Woodson example only to make the point that a player's financial contribution to a school can exceed the value of the school's contribution to the player by way of tuition, etc.
I honestly don't know the answers to whether college athletes should be paid and, if so, how much. A potential answer is to allot a certain percentage of profits to stipends for student-athletes. The amount each football player could receive could be determined by giving a certain amount for each game started and/or percentage of plays played. Such a formula would give starters a higher stipend than third stringers. However, I would be sure to give all players a stipend for the reasons stated in my above post (i.e. value added through star players, etc.).
Hell, another answer is to allow players to take money from whoever offers it as long as taking the money doesn't compromise the outcome of the game.