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|1 year 9 weeks ago||I do speak Spanish - I took||
I do speak Spanish - I took it in high school and got pretty good, then didn't use it for a decade until Monday, but it's coming back pretty quick. In my experience Mexican Spanish is pretty easy, it's a slow cadence and not a lot of idioms and interjections that made something like Carribean Spanish extremely difficult for me to converse in.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||I've been told (this was a||
I've been told (this was a few years back) that if you include the estimates of the homeless, the population goes up about 20% and is in striking distance of largest population. In any case, the city limits are huge, esp compared to most American cities: ~40km on a side.
As for safety, stay in the right places and don't make yourself a target and you can feel pretty safe - I live in DC and it's the exact same story. Speaking some semblance of Spanish seems to ward off the clumsiest pickpockets and scam artists but that's anecdata.
We're in a relatively affluent touristy/business zone and the city makes sure the area is safe, a la New Orleans.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||Fuck.||
That is all.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Are we going McCarthyist on||
Are we going McCarthyist on MGoBlog? Brian has a right to voice whatever opinion he has. He's not employed by the athletic department as a media cheerleader.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||"wants to live in the land of||
"wants to live in the land of fruits and nuts with all the liberals."
|4 years 2 weeks ago||IANAL, can anybody else||
IANAL, can anybody else confirm/deny this? Disclaiming ownership of your person by posting a picture on facebook would seem like a likeness-rights lawsuit waiting to happen.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Hey, what site was that you||
Hey, what site was that you got the pageview info from?
|4 years 2 weeks ago||It will almost shirley be||
It will almost shirley be posted on MGoBlue later today.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||That presser was awesome.||
That presser was awesome. It's peanut butter jelly time.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Mr Toledo just got his ass||
Mr Toledo just got his ass ripped - "this is Michigan for God's sakes!" that was awesome!
|4 years 2 weeks ago||There goes the talk about||
There goes the talk about toughness and competing. A tough man's game!
|4 years 2 weeks ago||I like the hire but he could||
I like the hire but he could have brushed his hair before his presser.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Could this backfire on Miles||
It seems he's one mediocre season from getting canned down there, so is extracting another raise the right move?
Unless DB rejected him and not the other way around (which is a possibility), Miles could wind up unemployed within a couple years when he could have been at Michigan with full support.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Sign me up for the dev team||
I'll help code the Droid app if someone is developing it - who on the board said they've got it in the works?
|4 years 2 weeks ago||posted before my little||
posted before my little pony's edit
|4 years 2 weeks ago||I love your license plate.||
I love your license plate. Where do you live here in the Old Dominion?
|4 years 2 weeks ago||I heard Lt Dan has poor||
I heard Lt Dan has poor mobility in the pocket.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Boutros||
Better late then never but I wanted to give you props for your phone-in to EDSBS Live last fall.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Brian's not 40 yet.||
Brian's not 40 yet.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||In the glory years of his||
In the glory years of his career, Ufe had the luxury of a stable, winning program - he never had to worry about criticizing, commenting on controversial topics, etc. He could trust he'd just have to show up and call the game.
I feel badly for Jim Brandstatter - covering a losing team is bad enough let alone covering a coach who didn't come from your college coach's tree and no doubt having everybody and their mom ask you for your opinion which you desperately don't want to discuss.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||???||
"I think Carr was advocating Kirk Ferentz for the job three years ago."
This makes me think Carr IS losing it. Carr has to understand how unlikely it is we can pry a coach from another Big Ten team who has built a solid program. This just smacks of fantasyland to me.
On the other hand I understand at that time it was thought that Iowa had peaked earlier in the decade and was running on fumes. Still, intraconference moves are bad juju.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||TOUCHDOWN BILLY||
TOUCHDOWN BILLY TAYLOR! TOUCHDOWN BILLY TAYLOR!
Still gives me watery eyes every time I hear it.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Make it stop, DB, hire||
Make it stop, DB, hire somebody and make this madness stop. I'm on vacation between jobs and so I don't even have work to distract me from following every morsel of rumor and innuendo!
|4 years 2 weeks ago||In the interest of rumor quashing||
The stories of JH's carousing are legend, but I'm not aware he has any baby mommas. Harbaugh has three kids with his ex-wife, one of whom is an adult and on the staff at Oregon State. He just had his second child with his current wife, to whom he was married before she got pregnant.
"He can coach two teams, give me a break."
This is funny, friend!
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Bo had longtime assistants||
Bo had longtime assistants (Carr, Moeller) who were natural choices to be head coach when he left. I am surprised Carr didn't set that sort of thing up. If it is true he was asked to stay later than he wanted by Bill Martin, he should have insisted on naming or at least suggesting a successor. That that didn't happen suggests to me that Lloyd had really checked out by the time he retired, "nothing can keep me down" speeches notwithstanding.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Brian and others have been||
Brian and others have been saying "if Hoke hadn't coached at Michigan he wouldn't be a candidate" as if his stay at Michigan doesn't matter. It DOES matter. A guy who is risky but qualified for the job is a much better risk when he knows the program and you know you won't have to waste time bringing him up to speed on traditions, history, etc.
"In my opinion this is one of the biggest detriments of Lloyd Carr’s tenure – failure to develop a viable coaching candidate. "
I agree - in effect Lloyd retired at the wrong time in his career wrt to the program's health. His elder assistants were old or had been moved out of the program, while the younger ones like English weren't quite ready to become the head coach. Thus we had to go outside the program, yadda yadda yadda, here we are today.
What is weird is how Lloyd just sort of backed out of Schembechler Hall without a lot of comment about program transition. Did he recommend anybody to Martin? Any closed-door meetings? The whole process suggests to me that LC didn't advocate for anybody on his staff. What's even weirder is that everyone knew Carr didn't have much time left, but he didn't work with Martin to bring on a staffer with the intent of promoting him to HC.
Perhaps English was the guy, but was untenable due to his defensive struggles?
|4 years 2 weeks ago||I concur - Miles is||
I concur - Miles is radioactive and unless the school wants to put a hard ethics clause in his contract and risk a Mike Leach instant-firing circus, I find it hard to believe DB can hire him given we're on probation already.
People need to wake up to reality - this search is going to involve a huge risk one way or another. Hoke is qualified for the job. He's done two impressive turnaround jobs. There's no evidence he's going to return the program to a "conservative" risk-averse Lloydball mindset (which would be preferable to the abject failure we see today on D and ST). He's down with the program tradition but having been a head coach he knows what will need to be changed for the good of the program. I actually think his resume and demeanor are very similar to Jim Harbaugh. He's not a guy who has coached at a lower conference for a decade without getting a sniff at a big job, he's definitely moving up the coaching ladder.
Would he be a "safe" hire? Yes. That doesn't mean he isn't the best one, or couldn't take the program to the top.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Not cool ESPECIALLY given||
Not cool ESPECIALLY given that a Congresswoman was shot up at a constituent event not an hour ago. Really no sense charging up an ultimately frivolous event like the coaching search when crazy people are willing to kill for their beliefs.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||No disrespect, but did you read the MGoBlog front page?||
On the other hand, if Miles is leaving he's apparently not only not told his players butbluntly lied to them:
He did cut that one guy with a form letter so maybe they haven't checked their mail recently.
I've made my opinion clear on this: Miles is old, has enthusiastically adopted the tao of SEC, and just saw his program take a more serious hit from the NCAA than Rodriguez did. Even if it works out in five years Michigan is going to be saddled with a coach exactly as old as Carr was when he retired and will either get to experience the extended senescence of a guy who's already wacky or experience yet another transition. I would prefer Brady Hoke.
I'm probably alone in this, I know.
UPDATE: More from LSU players:
Seems fairly unambiguous there.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||There's also the fact his||
There's also the fact his players have quoted him as saying, last night, that he's staying at LSU. I lived in Seattle when the Rick Neuheisel deal went down from Colorado to UW. Right before he signed with UW, while he was negotiating, he told the players he wasn't leaving. Call me self-righteous, but I'm not comfortable with a coach who will out and out lie to players because it's in his self interest.
I think Harbaugh did the right thing refusing to answer questions and asking for patience instead of issuing mendacious denials.