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|8 hours 36 min ago||I loved this offense... though Michigan stuffed it fairly well..|
|20 hours 31 min ago||Are you not entertained? Did gladiators decide their fates?||
People don't choose their lives and opportunities to the extent public health decisions should be premised on it. Football is not about crippling dotage. Just because people have presumed choice in their lives doesn't mean we shouldn't have seat belt laws or public health warnings.
The talent drain is real. There are only so many arms out there capable of hitting a 20 yard out (with guys who are now 33+% as big as they were in the sixties) bearing down on them. Privleged kids are playing supposedly safer sports - because they're parents have choice.
People aren't as free as you think - especially kids confined to a more and more fixed socioeconomic status. Choice doesn't justify avoidable injury not being avoided. We have a history of work place safety that was established from blood and tears of people who didn't have immediate choice to do whatever they wanted.
People wave the freedom flag to take away others opportunities. Does that make sense? You are saying if athletes have choice we can sign off on responsibility for their consequences. I'm saying not so much. Can we coexist? Seems unlikely without a little wavering.
|21 hours 47 min ago||Our tax dollar at work... does this make you feel better?||
Effect of altitude on football performance.
Magnitude aside I don't think this makes for much advantage for trained athletes. I few days of acclimatizing and extra aerobic work. The real challenge is a team that kicked Michigan around not too long ago. Not to mention Michigan teams are road warriors (/s).
And ... in summation... Peppers.
|2 days 21 hours ago||At this point he can say this...||
Miles is on the list at some point. This is a micro positive searchbit.
|2 days 21 hours ago||F5ing||
|3 days 56 sec ago||Less people die playing football with helmets...||
that is why we have helmets.
Scrum <> Flying Wedge
|3 days 40 min ago||It is pretty dificult to view non American athletes given the ..||
coverage we have thrust down our throats. If that implies less interest then I would take issue.
On the flip side I find myself watching less Michigan football recently regardless of expanded coverage.
I'm not sure which side sounds better to me here.
|3 days 55 min ago||Yeah ... because we are all equal and free...||
and kids can make these decisions for themselves and god bless America and all. But if you lived in a country where all kids were measured by Football prowess would it still be the next CTE inflicted brain's fault?
I love skiing more than most, but I don't do flips. Stunts like White's kill people every year who try and emulate them. Every death has a waiver in small type on their lift ticket. There are no such waivers in a football helmet. Where is Steve Colbert to waiver his American flag when you need it.
|3 days 1 hour ago||Golf is pretty safe||
and purportedly a sport...I don't agree but purporters are smarter than I am.
|3 days 20 hours ago||This should be moved to Diaries...||
thanks for pulling this data and the charts.
|3 days 21 hours ago||Can you provide one example of a football athlete who went JuCo||
to polish his athletic talents under superior coaching and facilities despite being eligible for a 4 year school? I will save you the post... there are none. Baseball, hockey, soccer are all different animals. Football JuCo players are kids who have classroom issues in general. That is quite fact.
If a kid has resources and wants to work on his grades and make it into a four year school - prep is the another route. It's a hard road either way.
Kansas has an historical job market and education mission that allows for 2 year degrees and transfers. They don't have the directional schools of other states. That said... community colleges, for profit institutions and online programs are offering economic alternatives to fully qualified students to get their degree. However they aren't making SEC/P12/B12/B1G/ACC starters out of kids without HS video to prove themselves athletically.
If you can name one (like Aaron Rodgers) - he is the exception that proves the rule.
Michigan can use JuCos - but they need to show progression toward existing degrees. It's not an easy thing to do while burning eligibility at a JuCo playing academic catch up. To portray JuCo football players as doing anything else than catch up - undersells the work they need to accomplish to make it at Michigan or any four year school.
|6 days 3 hours ago||There was stuff there about @ThoseWhoStay7||
which was worth saving. Just saying.
|6 days 3 hours ago||The lyrics make sense to me now... how could I have missed this||
He's talking about putting people in motion...spreading the defense. Brian has gone back to his roots to replenish his inner spreadness in some sort of love in in SF. There can be no other take on this. Thanks chatster.
|6 days 9 hours ago||Chatsports...|
|6 days 9 hours ago||That bottle keeps refilling itself...it's magic||
oh wait ... Chatsports.
|6 days 9 hours ago||That may be tonight's conundrum...||
but tomorrow it will come clean. Brian has a history of calling out douchebags who approach recruits. He called out students for approaching Zettel in a concession line (a recruitment that could have been compromised by crap like this - it certainly didn't help.)
Prediction - Brian tones down support for this source tomorrow in the searchbits.
|6 days 10 hours ago||If Michigan is willing to put 8 million a year on the table...||
there is more than one basket.
|6 days 10 hours ago||That will change tomorrow...||
Brian will not stand with a non public account that tweets recruits. His livelihood is at stake. Just my opinion - but this guy is neither credible nor worth retweets.
|6 days 23 hours ago||If only there was a system that could decide where bullets come||
to rest. Of course...we would call that system logical because... well...logic.
|6 days 23 hours ago||Hmm... perhaps because this report is BS||
...but wait it's coming from such a reliable source.
|1 week 1 day ago||Suck it up||
Admit you don't care about spelling or that you regret your error. Spelling matters here and in most of the literate word. Quit the incredulous act.
|1 week 3 days ago||This is unfortunately a political take...||
believe it or not. Verboten.
A tragedy in any context.
|1 week 4 days ago||College coaches as Pokemon||
This spelling smashup has the makings a virtuosic diary.
|1 week 6 days ago||University of Denver||
= DU. This is pretty common at many schools.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||No they don't have the same credentials as recruits we pull in..||
They are incoming Juniors. If they are careful and lucky they can transfer the classes they took, but in general they aren't. JUCOs go to Junior College because they can't go to a four year school. They have to transfer in with the same progression toward a Michigan degree that our recruits have shown - as a third year Michigan undergrad. That is not easy.
The plurality of Michigan football players are kinesiology or general studies majors. I'm not saying these degrees are hard but JUCO courses don't transfer necessarily. For kinesiology - you would be hard pressed to cover equivalent classes at Grand Rapids CC. If one or two classes don't transfer that puts the incoming student in a pretty big hole. Most of the high end talent coming out of JUCOs are kids who take a least some of the classes that don't transfer.
Equivalencies are posted on the UM admissions site. Check it out. Try and find equivalient kinesiology classes. You may find them but are they offered every term? There is a reason JUCOs don't work at Michigan. That said - if a coaching staff wanted to start the program - they could. Alabama will stick a player or two away in a JUCO with an understanding that they can join the team in a year or two. Their classes are coordinated with admissions and it's another way they make it work. Nebraska, Kansas and Kansas State are just some of the schools that can work well for JUCOs - not just for football but for all the students in their region. Michigan transfers are mostly kids who are highly motivated and necessarily take the classes they know will transfer.
There is more to say here but your premise that they probably have the same credentials as our Junior student athletes is wrong.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I like AF||
Calhoun has my approval over Schiano.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Crazy train!...Why is it so hard to be a Michigan fan?||
It didn't used to be this hard. We used to experience our failures at the hands of worthy opponents and blind referees. For too long we have wallowed in our own gridiron internecine poison.
Please make it stop. Someone who can manage a game clock, inspire a teenager to become a student athlete and be good at football. It's a crazy train.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||And RR turned down Alabama||
before coming to Michigan.
|3 weeks 11 hours ago||Where can I get one of those chairs...||
time to buy some furniture.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Stitt would only really work if the HC bought into putting the||
defense into short fields. To do what he does on offense - dictates a certain defense. Stitt needs to be the HC wherever he goes.