national champs baby
|2 days 4 hours ago||I'm not completely||
I'm not completely disagreeing, but Thomas Gordon has clearly lived up to - and outplayed - his hype.
|2 days 4 hours ago||If we read the same thing, he||
If we read the same thing, he said "apply to" not "enroll at." Slight difference there.
|2 days 7 hours ago||Yeah, this fall I think I||
Yeah, this fall I think I might turn down the volume on Ole Miss games and play a recording of the 30-for-30 theme music just so I can feel like I'm watching it happen live. Then I'll turn the volume back on but smoothly slip in a "What if I told you..." right before everything the announcers say. "What if I told you... three yard gain up the middle?" "What if I told you... first down Rebels?"
|3 days 5 hours ago||I dislike most of your posts,||
I dislike most of your posts, so maybe I'm overreacting to this one, but I really hate this view. It is an exceptionally human - and, frankly, heartening - reaction to a situation like this when people want to talk, convey sympathy, donate, and, if they're in a position to, do what they can to help. There's nothing self-serving about anonymous internet posters feeling sympathy and sadness and wanting to talk to other human beings about it. It's probably that same part of people that's driving a bunch of people to do really unpleasant things right now to help out others they've never met. Most here obviously can't help in that way.
|3 days 6 hours ago||The chicken of my chicken is||
The chicken of my chicken is my friend?
|3 days 9 hours ago||God bless, man. If you can||
God bless, man. If you can think of a good, targeted way to handle donations (or know of one), the MGoCommunity is a generous one. I'm happy to help if I can.
|3 days 16 hours ago||And Dumars' son played with||
And Dumars' son played with Burke, right?
I'm sure the Pistons have done their homework on him, and I wouldn't read much into the lack of an interview.
|3 days 16 hours ago||To be clear, because it||
To be clear, because it wasn't to me, that's 6'1" in shoes. This is from NBADraft.net...
Trey Burke -- There was some concern about Burke actually being 6'1 in shoes, but fear not, he's 5'11.75 barefoot making him a legit 6'1, and has terrific length with a 6'5.5" wingspan.
|6 days 21 hours ago||+1. Thanks. Will do.||
+1. Thanks. Will do.
|1 week 7 hours ago||Actually, I should be||
Actually, I should be careful. It seems like every time I kill someone or joke about killing someone it comes back to bite me.
|1 week 7 hours ago||If you can deliver tickets||
If you can deliver tickets and a Michigan win, I'll kill him if you'd like.
|1 week 9 hours ago||In that case, let's play USC||
In that case, let's play USC in Hawaii. And not charge anything for tickets, flights, or hotels.
|1 week 20 hours ago||Thanks, Magnus. I feel like||
|1 week 1 day ago||Your personal Notre Dame||
Your personal Notre Dame update:
|1 week 3 days ago||Hoke is right. The ONLY||
Hoke is right. The ONLY reason for ND to stop that game is to cut down on their expected losses. Compared to teams like Purdue and MSU, we provide a more appealing game for their fans, better TV ratings, a better recruiting atmosphere, better strength if schedule, and on and on. The problem? They probably see us as a 50-50 win for the coming future, while they probably see MSU and Purdue as 80-20 or 75-25. They've apparently decided that those extra 5-6 losses over the next 20 years are too high of a cost to justify.
|1 week 4 days ago||It's an interesting, tough||
It's an interesting, tough call about the UM degree. On one hand, assuming that he wants playing time (and isn't going to an Ivy League school), he probably won't get a better degree than he'd get from Michigan. On the other hand, if he wants a shot at a professional football career, he's probably better off getting on the field somewhere than hoping for an opportunity that might never come in Ann Arbor.
|1 week 5 days ago||Uh, isn't our WR coach||
Uh, isn't our WR coach (Hecklinski) also our recruiting coordinator?
|1 week 5 days ago||Most seem to think we're||
Most seem to think we're still looking for something like 1 RB, 1 OL, 1-2 WR, 1-2 DL, 1 LB, and about 3 DBs.
|1 week 5 days ago||The one site that is||
The one site that is relatively low on Marshall, Rivals, has him at 205 lbs. That probably means that he was a completely different dude when they rated and ranked him. Assuming that he carries the extra weight well, I could see him moving up when Rivals revises its rankings. (Then again, he could always move down on the other sites.)
|1 week 5 days ago||Marshall is different from||
Marshall is different from Gholston in a lot of ways, but to the broader point, I think it's good that we're recruiting some boom or bust guys. It's obviously hard to project, but there aren't many positions that look thin on our rosters for 2014, 2015, etc. I'd rather take a few chances, knowing that some won't work out, to increase the likely number of dominant players we have in a few years. We can afford to take some of those gambles.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I no longer care how the Fab||
I no longer care how the Fab Five story ends. I just want it to end. Fully embrace them, fully turn them away... I don't care anymore. It just feels strange that we keep punching ourselves in the face with this.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||It's way too early to||
It's way too early to confidently say something like, "Based on his offers / height, I would assume this kid will be a low 4-star in the 2015 rankings." He's listed at 5'9", right? I just looked up 247's top 5 CBs from the 2013 class. #1 - 5'11" Vernon Hargreaves III (five-star). #2 - 5'10.5" TreDavious White (five-star). #3 - 6'0" Kendall Fuller (five-star). #4 - 5'10" MacKensie Alexander (four-star). #5 - 6'0.5" Jalen Ramsey (four-star). Especially if Crawford grows a little, there's no reason to believe that he can't be at least a mid-/high-four-star.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||The problem is that Beilein||
The problem is that Beilein is so good with talent development that after a year, the 20th-30th ranked prospects at Michigan will probably be as NBA ready as the 1st-10th ranked prospects at most other schools.
I am okay with this problem.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I agree. At this point, I||
I agree. At this point, I think the only reason we'd ever have a seriously down year with Beilein (i.e., no NCAA tournament) is if we see an exodus to the NBA one year with early entrants.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/s||
For the full explanation, read the beginning of that thread.
For a summary, just figure that MLaw06 behaves like a 9-year-old.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Congratulations?Let's see,||
Let's see, of the people who come to MGoBlog now, maybe 0.1% of them ever saw your thread and read that article. It was, after all, six months ago and long before Peppers seemed like a probable commit. Even of those 0.1% (I have no idea if it's 0.1%), most of them would probably like to re-read it, since they were obsessive enough to read a thread about this kid when he still seemed very unlikely to commit. They probably don't mind this thread. Let's say we're talking about 0.01% of MGoBlog that read this story six months ago and has no interest in re-reading it now. Of them, the vast majority probably really don't care about redundancy spread across six months, so maybe we're talking about 0.0001% of MGoBlog that has already read this story and now has a problem with its existence.
[And some apologies, since I can be pissy at 1:40am after a long day.]
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I think fans often mess up||
I think fans often mess up the "Did he have a ___ offer?" thing.
Take Shane Jones, for example. If Jones had accepted his offer when it was initially made, he obviously would have had a place in the class. The Michigan coaches therefore thought very highly of him, at least at one point. When his spot was taken (by Gedeon?), Jones no longer had a spot, and he wasn't considered for one of the "best player available" spots.
So what does this mean with respect to shit-talking with MSU fans?
My sense with Marshall is that he's both a Michigan-caliber prospect and one who might choose MSU over Michigan while both are options. If that happens, congrats to MSU for winning that battle.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||BTN really does a good job||
BTN really does a good job with those things. Compared to everything else on that network, the production value is off the charts.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Dude, he's a fucking high||
Dude, he's a fucking high school junior. Maybe "society" is unwilling to go online and anonymously call a 16-year-old kid an asshole when he hasn't done anything wrong.
|4 weeks 12 hours ago||Welcome, Moe!||
|4 weeks 16 hours ago||I would imagine you're right,||
I would imagine you're right, but it's a little odd that Rivals immediately bumped his interest in Miami to "Medium." They didn't do that when NC State offered and don't typically do that as far as I know.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I wonder how much of the||
I wonder how much of the GRIII and McGary move is about doing what's best for their NBA development, even if it's a little unnatural for Beilein. GRIII obviously can't play power forward at the next level, and McGary probably makes more sense there than at center.
Even if it doesn't necessarily seem ideal, it's in the best interest of our kids (always important), it might have helped in getting them to come back, and their professional success will only help us recruit down the road.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I'd imagine Indiana fans||
I'd imagine Indiana fans aren't thrilled with this. They're in a brutal division with no rival in sight, yearly games against Rutgers and Maryland, and a long way to travel to see most of their road games. Also, between IU football's general lack of appeal and distance from the East Coast, their recruiting probably won't benefit much from the new Eastern feel.
The is a lesson in "it sucks to be irrelevant."
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Another problem||
I agree with both of you.
Another issue is that in a good year for the Big Ten, you're probably wearing down your top teams right before the most important showcase of the season: the NCAA tournament. Coming off of an elite-opponents-only back end of the schedule and then another run through those same teams in the conference tournament, by mid-March you'd probably have teams looking the way that we looked in East Lansing this year.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||This is awesome. One of my||
This is awesome. One of my favorite diaries in recent memory. I can't help but notice that the odds, when added together, are much longer than what you usually see. Is that just a scaling issue (e.g., maybe Sullivan is actually 5:1, Krislov is actually 10:1, Cantor is actually 15:1, etc.), or do you think it's very likely that the eventual president isn't on this list?
|4 weeks 6 days ago||How? If you're talking about||
How? If you're talking about what happens if/when we grab two more East Coast teams to get to 16, isn't the likely move to place them in the East with us and then move Indiana to the West to reunite them with Purdue?
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Take care. Have you had a||
Take care. Have you had a SWAT team come through your house?
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I miss having Tom around||
I miss having Tom around here. Tom: ESPN sucks. Come back. I love the new guys here - and absolutely don't want them to go anywhere - but I miss those "TomVH: ..." board topics.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||He's been highly rated by the||
He's been highly rated by the recruiting services since the beginning (early four star). His offer list never matched the services' hype - including neither Mich nor MSU offering - but he committed to Wisconsin when Bielema offered. The post-Bielema Wisky staff apparently cut contact with him, which looks like their way of saying "please look elsewhere."
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Interesting. I'd speculate||
Interesting. I'd speculate that they're holding places as they await better offers, but realistically those schools would probably find places for them on Signing Day. They'd also probably win starting jobs at those schools pretty early. Good for them. Hopefully they found situations they like.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||"This has been confirmed."||
... and I really hope that you aren't a journalist.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||"That's him"||
I really hope that you aren't a cop...
|5 weeks 4 hours ago||I'd be careful about trusting||
I'd be careful about trusting that guy. I don't know much, obviously, but people were accusing him of putting out false information before anything even happened tonight. He could be completely legitimate, but information is messy with situations like this.
|5 weeks 8 hours ago||Virginia, in particular. I||
Virginia, in particular. I don't know if my memory is just crappy, but I don't remember Virginia being nearly as loaded as it has been over the past few classes (2013, 2014, and apparently 2015). If this keeps up, then UVA, come on down.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||I get how your subject line||
I get how your subject line fits with your last two sentences. I don't get how your first sentence fits with the rest of that stuff.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||In fairness, 6 of the 7||
In fairness, 6 of the 7 others who predicted where Hand would go - most of whom are more national/objective/credible than Lorenz - predicted that he'll end up at Virginia Tech. Rivals' Mike Farrell also said this morning that as of today he thinks VA Tech is #1 for Hand (and Michigan is #2).
|5 weeks 3 days ago||You're missing the point.||
You're missing the point. The thread title is bad and should be changed. We just don't need 35 people making that point every time a thread title sucks. It makes otherwise interesting threads unreadable (which I'm now contributing to in this one). Ideal process when Guy A creates thread with bad title:
|6 weeks 2 days ago||If you're taking requests,||
If you're taking requests, I'd be curious about your thoughts of KJ Williams, who seems like he could part of this WR class.
Mixon feels very unlikely.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Where did you see this? If||
Where did you see this? If you have a link, could you post it?
For what it's worth, I probably wouldn't take what anyone says too seriously when it comes in the heat of the moment like that.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I'm with you. To nitpick is||
I'm with you. To nitpick is a little ridiculous. Beilein made a ton of correct decisions that led us here and others wouldn't have made (recruiting these kids, adapting to their style, etc.). If, maybe, he left Spike in there a little too long or didn't call a timeout quickly enough, those are trivial faults compared to all of his successes. It's really not fair to focus on them.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I'm not sure where I am||
I'm not sure where I am cloud-wise, but I'm sure as shit not productive at work right now. I feel like all of us should have treated ourselves to yesterday off for emotional preparation and today off for emotional recovery.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Good thing the little guy||
Good thing the little guy isn't an OSU fan. Noah Spence would have tried to level him.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Note: Michigan and OSU are||
Note: Michigan and OSU are football rivals. That rivalry is kind of important to some of us here.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||That sequence felt like the||
That sequence felt like the difference between this game turning into Wichita State-OSU and this game turning into Michigan-VCU. I think we would have won either way, but damn, my heart is happy that it played out this way.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||SUBS! SO MANY THREADS! LOVE||
SUBS! SO MANY THREADS! LOVE EVERY ONE OF THEM! FUCK!
|7 weeks 6 days ago||I don't think that's what he||
I don't think that's what he did there.
|8 weeks 4 hours ago||Do we know anything about||
Do we know anything about decision timelines for those guys?
|8 weeks 1 day ago||On the football recruiting||
On the football recruiting point, one way to give better context and comparisons is to report on our top targets' reactions to visiting other schools. I'd love to hear what Hand says about VA Tech, for example, and what Peppers says about OSU and Stanford.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||I agree that it's a good get,||
I agree that it's a good get, but it's not too far outside of what's normal. We have Colorado, Oregon State, BYU, and Hawaii coming to Ann Arbor in the next few years without having return visits planned.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Heiko, are the beginnings and||
Heiko, are the beginnings and endings of most sports/Michigan press conferences this hilarious and these feel fresh just because you transcribe from the very beginning through the very end, or is Borges a uniquely funny guy?
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Fuck||
|8 weeks 1 day ago||We're busy, serious men.||
We're busy, serious men. The winning quote:
Dumervil said a sense of "friendship and family" helped him to decide to sign with the Ravens. He also said he liked that Harbaugh stressed "the team, the team, the team."
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Individually, those are two||
Individually, those are two scary things. Together, they are two problems solved.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||To some extent I think you||
To some extent I think you might be confusing a "double standard" with a diversity of views within a fanbase. Some Michigan fans wanted Denard at QB and others wanted Devin. Although the coaches would disappoint some people no matter what they did, that doesn't mean that the fanbase was hypocritical or incoherent. People just have different views from one another.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||If that's true, then this||
If that's true, then this decision can essentially be evaluated by whether or not they get Shaka Smart. If they get him, great move. If they don't, I'd be shocked if they get someone much better than Smith to come to Minnesota right now, especially knowing that Smith's performance at Minnesota could get you fired.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||There were an awful lot of||
There were an awful lot of Michigan fans who weren't on the "push Carr out" bandwagon. Your claim of hypocrisy is a little ridiculous.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||But a 50/50 chance that||
But a 50/50 chance that you'll be so, so damn happy.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||I'll assume that you aren't a||
I'll assume that you aren't a grad student in our prestigious Letter Capitalization Rules program.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Wow, I've been away from the||
Wow, I've been away from the internet today and nervous to check on this game. Shit, that went about as well as it could have. GO BLUE TOMORROW!
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Or take a shit. If that||
Or take a shit. If that asshole is willing to forsake his country to selfishly relieve himself, I swear it's time to talk impeachment. [EDIT: Sorry, JGB. Hopefully I didn't cross your line.]
|9 weeks 1 day ago||I was expecting this to be||
I was expecting this to be about Jake Ryan and was ready to be super pissed. As it is, I just find this kind of cute.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||I'd keep some perspective||
I'd keep some perspective here. Our divisional mates with whom we will "all kill each other" are one great program (OSU), one program with potential but a long road to get there (PSU), two good-ish programs of late (MSU & Rutgers), a pretty "meh" program (Maryland), and a doormat (Indiana/Purdue). With the other division being shitty, most of our crossover games will be soft, too. It's true that our division is tougher, but I think that's a good thing, since it protects against our schedule becoming too crazy soft in a watered down Big Ten.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||This is a great update on||
This is a great update on Hand. Ace. Would if be possible to look for updates from other teams' sites after he makes those visits to other schools? It could be interesting to compare and see whether and how he mentions Michigan.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||This actually came back to||
This actually came back to bite a friend of mine. We had a recruit visiting (not FB) and my friend honestly described the best and worst parts about playing for our coach. Even though what he said was 99% positive, the recruit confronted our coach, asking why this player (by name) said this about him.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||People crap on these kinds of||
People crap on these kinds of posts - and fine, I get it - but I almost always learn something from them and get at least a laugh or two along the way.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||That's smart recruiting right||
That's smart recruiting right there.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||I don't like this logic.||
I don't like this logic. Every fan base has jackasses who do this kind of thing. That's obvious, but that doesn't mean that every fan base behaves similarly. I'd be willing to bet that if you compared the typical reaction of Michigan fans to Dawson's decommitment to the typical reaction of MSU fans to Harris's decommitment, you'd see very different behavior. For example, I just looked at the Dawson decommitment post on MGoBlog. The overwhelming majority of posts were "good luck to the kid wherever he ends up" and/or "damn, this one hurts." The few harsh posts were down-voted and criticized sharply. The RCMB reaction to Harris was completely different. Looking now, you can see a number of posts that were deleted (but preserved because people responded to them) that wished injury upon Harris. The majority of posts called him entitled, wished him the worst, attacked his parents, or were otherwise very harsh.
The fact that we have some idiots doesn't mean that we rival their idiocy.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||As I started reading this, I||
As I started reading this, I wondered whether I was up for reliving the end of that game. It turns out that's much easier when the writer makes you feel like he experienced and interpreted the thing exactly as you did.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||They're identical twin||
They're identical twin brothers. Sorry.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Oh good, snarky racial||
Oh good, snarky racial politics. I'm setting the over/under at 60 posts for when this thread gets locked or removed.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||That's not even to mention||
That's not even to mention how fucking stupid Crean is for doing it in front of a television camera.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||I'm with you. We're stuck||
I'm with you. We're stuck playing in the 5-12 game, which sucks, but those are exactly the teams I want to see.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||"I am not an Indiana fan"||
"I am not an Indiana fan"
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Don't you think that maybe,||
Don't you think that maybe, just maybe, throwing with some heat was part of his audition with Hecklinski? I'm sure our coaches wanted that question answered too, and they've probably seen more of Speight than any recruiting service.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||This will be a fun year for||
This will be a fun year for filling out tournament brackets. I think we'll see a lot of Duke and Indiana in people's Final Four predictions, but beyond that there really should be a lot of variation. Even those two feel very beatable.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||For the sake of adding a||
For the sake of adding a little information (home teams & date/times):
Wisconsin @ Penn State
Illinois @ Ohio State
Indiana @ Michigan
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Come on. Going forward,||
Come on. Going forward, we'll play Rutgers more than Notre Dame. That doesn't mean that Rutgers is a bigger rival than Notre Dame.
Ohio State is clearly our biggest rival. Michigan State and Notre Dame are the clear #2 and #3. Then there's a drop to a bunch of schools that hate us or see us as their rivals for some reason without us really reciprocating.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||My brain is a little fried,||
My brain is a little fried, so am I missing something? Is the "Narduzzi my future successor" thing just based on this?:
Asked Monday on "The Drive with Jack" on WVFN-AM (730) in Lansing whether he would like Narduzzi to be MSU's head coach some day, Dantonio said: "That would be my hope."
"As I move forward, I'm gonna coach for a while," Dantonio said on the show, "but you always want to leave a legacy."
That doesn't sound like a definitive, AD-endorsed plan. It sounds like a coach's answer to a radio guy's question (a coach who likes and wants to keep his assistant).
|11 weeks 2 days ago||My biggest rooting interest||
My biggest rooting interest in this year's spring game will be for Bellomy. Partly, I'd like to know that we have a viable, non-redshirt-burning option if Gardner goes down. Even more than that, though, I feel for the kid. There's no way that he's as bad a QB as he was against Nebraska. That was an awful situation for a freshman to step into, and I'd really like to see him show some things before he gets buried on the bench.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||I might get one of those||
I might get one of those things just so that if my daughter's ever misbehaving I can leave him in her room looking at her that night.
Just for thinking of this, I'm probably not a very good father.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||False. You haven't been||
False. You haven't been listening to MSU fans closely enough to really understand what's going on. Here's basically what happens:
The recruit shows up in Ann Arbor to see Michigan. As he's getting ready to leave, Hoke invites him into his office. As soon as the recruit and his parents step in, Hoke locks the door and eats the key. He then tells the recruit that he has to commit or else someone will take his spot. When the commit says no, Hoke says, "MOTHERFUCKER, YOU WILL COMMIT." Just as the kid starts crying (and bravely calling Coach Dantonio), Hoke grabs a knife and holds it to the mom's neck. The brilliance here is that the kid's dad is secretly in on it, since the kid would never go to Michigan without his dad pressuring him. Dad pleads with the recruit to spare his mom's life. The recruit commits, Hoke opens the door, and on the way out Mattison maniacally yells, "You're gonna be the next Terrell Suggs!"
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Good point. 4.152536% chance||
Good point. 4.152536% chance of getting both.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||You aren't actually Rich||
You aren't actually Rich Rodriguez, are you?
|11 weeks 2 days ago||This definitely isn't either.||
This definitely isn't either.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||My pretending to be||
My pretending to be scientific guess: 25% chance with Hand x 15% chance with Peppers = 3.75% chance of both.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah, I go back and forth||
Yeah, I go back and forth about whether it's worse now or that's just typical nostalgia for something that wasn't as good as we think it was. If there's an explanation for why it might be different/worse, my best guess is that as MGoBlog has become the clear go-to site for Michigan sports, it's pulling in a much broader population of internet-using Michigan fans. Before, MLive would attract a certain type, the Free Press and News would attract another, etc., leaving MGoBlog with a very particular personality profile, but I think those days are probably gone. Regardless, I still almost always enjoy my time on here and want to see more board posts.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Congrats! And congrats to||
Congrats! And congrats to Brian & co. for making a very good choice.
This is probably a good time to ask "WTF is your avatar?" So WTF is your avatar? Warning: I'm old and out of touch.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||+1 for the thread title||
+1 for the thread title change.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Or a beaver that ran really||
Or a beaver that ran really fast into a tree and had its face smashed in.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||I'd be shocked if Campbell||
I'd be shocked if Campbell actually does that. Maybe he could do it at the 2014 game or something, but it's hard for me to imagine elite programs waiting that long and subjecting themselves to hat dance probabilities for their QB.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||GET IT DONE, BRANDON.||
GET IT DONE, BRANDON.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||I'm not so sure that he's||
I'm not so sure that he's good. Dude can't seem to get that pesky Oregon offer. http://247sports.com/Recruitment/DaShawn-Hand-16204/RecruitInterests
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Didn't he also predict that||
Didn't he also predict that Tommy Doles would commit this past weekend?
|11 weeks 3 days ago||"His own sources" for this||
"His own sources" for this newer group of recruiting guys (Tremendous, Coach Brown, etc.) really just means that some kids respond to their questions/harassment on Twitter or Facebook. So yes, in a sense they have sources, but Sam Webb they are not.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||If this is true, it's just||
If this is true, it's just the latest evidence that we (inadvertently) dodged a bullet when we missed out on that guy.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Honest question: Do we expect||
Do we expect this to get better in the Big Ten? Is there just a supply problem where there aren't many good refs available for college hockey, or is the CCHA cheap or something and getting annoyingly bad refs because of it?
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Okay, I just got to 16.87||
Okay, I just got to 16.87 trillion and I still think this is political. What should I do now?
|11 weeks 6 days ago||I'm glad that we resolved||
I'm glad that we resolved this. On my way to work this morning, I figured that rhino sex discussion probably would be a big part of the day, and I was worried that someone might misunderstand my rhino sex music preferences.
It turns out that today is going way better than I expected.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||I would never listen to||
I would never listen to Tchaikovsky while having sex with rhinos. That's disgusting. I listen to Tchaikovsky when I'm upset about people judging me for having sex with rhinos. Obviously I listen to Prokofiev during the actual act.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||I'm curious -- Did you like||
I'm curious --
Did you like Thrift Shop at first and now you're sick of it, or did you never like it at all? I definitely have some "sick of it" situations with the hit songs of bands I like.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||The only thing that really||
The only thing that really pisses me off is hearing people judge me for having sex with rhinos.
When that happens, I listen to Tchaikovsky.
|12 weeks 4 hours ago||Where did you see this?||
Where did you see this?
|12 weeks 6 hours ago||Indiana has a football team?||
Indiana has a football team?
|12 weeks 3 days ago||And a turd implied that he's||
And a turd implied that he's an ass.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||15 TDs and 12 INTs. Guh,||
15 TDs and 12 INTs. Guh, Brady sucks. That guy just doesn't have what it takes to be an elite QB. Time to move onto the kid. Henson's gonna be a superstar in the NFL. We'd might as well cut our losses with this Brady bum and turn the keys over to our future franchise quarterback.
I can't wait to tell my grandkids about how I was there to see Drew Henson quarterback Michigan. In person.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||If said play is somehow the||
If said play is somehow the difference between us beating OSU and losing to OSU, I'm okay with figuring out the 2017 QB situation later.
Otherwise, I agree.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||His improvement in these||
His improvement in these areas will definitely come as he's given a full offseason, spring, and fall with first team reps and film study.
Working with the first team is great, but how about the fact that he'll actually be practicing as a quarterback?
I agree with your broader point. I expect a major step forward.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||The question is about his||
The question is about his ceiling, not his most likely outcome. His ceiling with respect to accolades is extremely high. If we can put together a stellar season (say two or fewer losses) and he's a big part of it, he'll probably be part of the Heisman discussion. I'm not saying that's likely, but it's certainly possible.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Outstanding comprehension of||
Outstanding comprehension of the word "ceiling" here.
Sorry, but if anyone deserves an obnoxious, snarky response like this, it's you.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Hooray?||
|12 weeks 3 days ago||This is true if by "news" you||
This is true if by "news" you mean a commitment, de-commitment, scheduled visit, etc. If "news" is defined really broadly, like McDowell's visit reaction, that kind of thing often doesn't make it back here. Whether it should is another question, since the pay sites typically work to get that information (and a lot of it is silly anyway), but as a point of fact, a lot of stuff like this doesn't actually show up on MGoBlog.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||"Straightforwardly||
"Straightforwardly informative" would make for a very dull Michigan sports blog. You seem to be aware of this given that your own blog is saturated with models and unsuspecting girls wearing Michigan stuff. Personally, I strongly prefer the approach that Brian and Seth have taken - with real voice and personality - to the approach you've taken.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||I think I read that Harris||
I think I read that Harris really liked hearing his name chanted at Breslin. Couldn't hurt to do it better at Crisler.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Fun Dip. As in the awful,||
Fun Dip. As in the awful, edible sugar stick that one - usually a five-year-old with bad parents - dips into equally awful pockets of sugar.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||So, basically, you agree?||
So, basically, you agree?
|12 weeks 6 days ago||I understand where this||
I understand where this sentiment comes from, but we just finished a very large class that committed very early, on average, and yet we had exactly one decommitment (Conley). (There was also the Dawson thing, but all's well that ends well.)
On the other hand, a guy like Treadwell came close several times, decided to wait until he felt it, and ended up somewhere else.
I would welcome any commitments this weekend, even if the weekend's excitement/nerves have something to do with it.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||To me, the difference in the||
To me, the difference in the outcomes of those games was about timing more than anything else. If we had played MSU when we played Indiana and Indiana when we played MSU, the Indiana game probably wouldn't have been pretty (and the MSU game would have gone much better).
In the three games immediately before MSU, Michigan played:
1. The most hyped game that had been played in college basketball this year (Indiana).
Aside from the physical exhaustion, it's really hard to get up for game after game like that. Honestly, I expected the MSU game to be ugly. That's as rough a stretch as I can remember and an insane path to a game against the local rival who hates us more than anything and resents that we're good this year.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||I definitely agree with your||
I definitely agree with your reading of this, but in the OP's defense, that article was horribly written.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||I agree. I kind of like the||
I agree. I kind of like the idea of adding UNC, and since the most important thing to me is adding good football programs, I've felt weird about liking that idea.
I think UNC has potential as a football program, and it's one of those programs that probably really would improve if it joined the Big Ten. There's also a good amount of talent in that part of the country, so it'd be nice to open up those recruiting areas a bit.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Got it. Thanks. I buy that.||
Got it. Thanks. I buy that.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||This case is a little||
This case is a little different from those. I think those guys were in their 50s when they started college.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Is "boy does it look like it||
Is "boy does it look like it will" based entirely on that tweet above? If it is, I'm not sure I follow.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Interesting. I'm curious||
Interesting. I'm curious about the timing if this is true. I wonder if UNC just got that offer or if they've been sitting on it for awhile.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||I agree. In fact, I was||
I agree. In fact, I was thinking about the same thing for the kid who was offered a gray shirt a couple of days ago (I'm forgetting his name). He's obviously a big, fit guy, but it can't hurt to have that extra year to mature, grow, and sculpt.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Agreed, but that coach||
Agreed, but that coach probably wouldn't say this if Speight has a really weak arm. Even if this is an exaggeration - and I have to believe it is - it can't be a bad sign.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||I'm not sure I follow.||
I'm not sure I follow how that's relevant in this case. Michigan obviously didn't do that with Speight, since the recruiting services had hardly evaluated him when Michigan offered.
I think the recruiting services, in general, try to get information from wherever they can about how good these prospects are. If Channing Stribling spends a long time in front of Michigan's coaches, who decide he's deserving of an offer, then the services update their views of Stribling's quality as a prospect. The offer provides a lot of information about Stribling, and information might have been limited before then.
Parallel: If I believe that State Street is a lousy guy based on the posts I've read on MGoBlog but then I learn that the people you've worked with and gone to school with think you're incredible, I'd be wise to incorporate those perspectives into my impression. There's real information there even if I wasn't around to see you be an incredible guy.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Yes, but I think there are||
Yes, but I think there are two types of reasons for this:
1) ESPN knows that there are a lot of Michigan fans out there, so it won't hurt ratings to have a Michigan QB.
2) Speight hadn't been scouted by the services much before his Michigan offer and commitment. The Michigan offer suggests that the college staff that probably knows him best - and could have picked up many other elite QB recruits - thinks really highly of him, so he's probably pretty damn good. I expect Speight to perform very well at these kinds of all-star games and camps, since his off-the-radar status is probably more due to Michigan finding him early than him not being a high-level prospect. We are still a year away from signing day, after all.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Thanks for posting||
Thanks for posting this.
Honestly, if I were advising the kid I would strongly encourage him to commit. It would secure a place at a great school, get him a ton of exposure for possible full scholarship offers, and put him in a place where no one would fault him if he decided to go elsewhere for a traditional scholarship (especially since there's so much time until Signing Day 2015).
|13 weeks 4 days ago||I was about to say something||
I was about to say something similar. I'm not sure that I've ever seen an MGoBlog thread so clearly distinguish the good posters on here (in my view) from the other ones.
Also, there seems to be a pretty strong positive correlation between grammatical skills and non-craziness/assholeness around here.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||And outstanding questions||
And outstanding questions they were. I count four, in fact.
1) so were is all the shit talking about the sec grey shirting a player?
I think this one was answered.
2) How do you know who was told what?
It is very clear from Tom VH's piece that Pallante knows the deal. He's excited about it.
4) What difference does it make anyways?
It makes a difference. If I tell you that you have a scholarship offer but I need you to start in 2015 - and you like that idea - what's wrong with that? If I tell you that you have a scholarship offer for 2014 - and then after you commit I find someone better and come back and say, "Actually, never mind..." - that's a completely different situation.
If you believe that there's something ethically wrong about this kind of gray shirt, then you'd probably have to say that it'd be better for the kid for Michigan not to offer him at all than to offer him a (de facto) place in the 2015 class. I can't imagine that Pallante would agree with that.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||That sentence is still going,||
That sentence is still going, in fact. I can't wait to see how it ends.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Come on. Very few recruits||
Come on. Very few recruits "follow the money and women." Some do, sure, but the vast majority of today's recruits are good kids whose families and coaches are working hard to find them a school that will develop and care for them.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||I read somewhere that he's||
I read somewhere that he's not planning to commit today. You never know, but it might be wise to scale back the expectations a bit.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Meh. Get an Oregon offer and||
Meh. Get an Oregon offer and then I'll consider him a legitimate BCS prospect.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Does anyone know if these||
Does anyone know if these guys are coming for a Michigan-only trip (as opposed to seeing a few of the Midwest schools or something)? Cole is supposedly very high on Notre Dame.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Does that refer to the||
Does that refer to the recruiting class from 271 years ago? Great class even if it was a little lacking in elite wide receivers.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Ladies and gentlemen, here to||
"Ladies and gentlemen, here to announce our new $100 million partnership with Nike is a 16-year-old who plans to enroll in a couple of years. Please don't consult the NCAA rule book or your own common sense right now."
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Well, were you losing the||
Well, were you losing the fart competitions? If so, that's unacceptable.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||You're right on point. The||
You're right on point. The RPI is unbelievably simple and stupid.
It often leads to unusual rankings, and I've never seen a good argument for why this kind of ranking is reasonable. There are a lot of good articles on this, and here's one of them:
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Same goes for the Pistons for||
Same goes for the Pistons for me.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||If Hood is a high school||
If Hood is a high school junior, he was probably born around 1996. Elijah Wood probably got famous right around that time. When that happened, do you think Elijah Hood's parents looked at each other and said, "You've got to be fucking kidding me"?
|14 weeks 1 day ago||So he's being recruited as a||
So he's being recruited as a running back? His 247 profile says RB/ILB.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||He said this after tonight's||
He said this after tonight's visit?
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Or at least didn't want to||
Or at least didn't want to live with the reality that his head coach might one day make up a story about Marshall attaching an animal to his dick if, you know, that little lie could benefit Meyer in some way.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Incorrect. It was||
Incorrect. It was non-de-committable. Marshall couldn't - and didn't - decommit. Meyer dropped him.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Teams will get a week off||
Teams will get a week off every now and then (e.g., play one weekend and then not until the next weekend). We get one after the Penn State game, for example. We just hit a really brutal stretch here.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||They're tired. Beilein||
They're tired. Beilein implied after the OSU game in Ann Arbor that they fought through exhaustion having played two games a week for awhile, and they've had two brutal road games in the week since then. Are these guys as good as they looked a few weeks ago? No. Are they as bad as they looked last night? No way.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah, part of me likes this||
Yeah, part of me likes this and part of me is fearful for them. I hope they realize how fucking stupid, obsessive, and hateful a large part of that fan base is (and x 100 tonight).
|14 weeks 2 days ago||I'm having a little trouble||
I'm having a little trouble figuring out what's going on without seeing your model or results, but there are some pretty serious potential sources of bias. For example, programs that recruit the highest rated players probably tend to have better coaches, better facilities, better training staffs, more intimidating home stadium environments, more institutional emphasis on winning football games, etc. Those things should produce more wins, which would lead to your model overstating the impact of getting good recruits. Getting more talented recruits helps, of course, but it's hard to estimate that kind of thing too precisely with all of the potential confounding variables.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Wait, that's not true. What||
Wait, that's not true. What if he thinks that all five of those places are tough road environments, even if OSU, IU, and Wisconsin are a little tougher than the other two? In fact, isn't that a totally reasonable belief?
You could probably say that we're 0-3 in our toughest three road games, but winning at Illinois and Minnesota - and doing so comfortably - is something. Those are "tough road environments."
|14 weeks 2 days ago||I don't think that's fair.||
I don't think that's fair. Mat has never been a glass half full guy around here, but his arguments are usually reasonable enough, it's healthy to have voices like his in the mix, and I see no reason to believe that he's not a Michigan fan.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||It seems particularly crappy||
It seems particularly crappy and out of place when Brian often has interesting things to say about KenPom rankings and metrics like these more generally. I've been making this case for awhile, but I think it's hypocritical for this site to be critical of other rankings methodologies and then put out such an obviously flawed ranking of its own.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||This is cool. Thank||
This is cool. Thank you.
Even if you dig into the question that you aren't trying to answer - whether the Big Ten recruits poorly relative to the other conferences - the answer is a little more complicated than "the Big Ten sucks." It's really just that "the SEC is crazy." Below, I listed 247's composite team rankings. The first number listed under each conference is the ranking of that conference's top ranked school (e.g., OSU at #2), the second number listed is the second-ranked school (e.g., Michigan at #5), and so on. I tried to do this based on how the conferences will supposedly look in 2014, but I might have messed that up a bit. Basically, Maryland (#34) and Rutgers (#48) are in the Big Ten, while Pitt, Syracuse, and Louisville are in the ACC.
I looked at whether the SEC's dominance could be attributed to signing larger classes that produce inflated class rankings. Not really. The numbers in parentheses reflect where the SEC classes are ranked with respect to average prospect rating.
Basically, either the SEC is getting talent that is much, much better than everyone else or there's some kind of bias where the recruiting sites think too highly of Southern recruits.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Sorry to refer you to my own||
Sorry to refer you to my own post, but if you look at my table above, you'll see that's pretty clearly not the explanation.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Do we know whether they're||
Do we know whether they're just visiting us or we're one stop on a bigger tour of schools?
|14 weeks 3 days ago||I'm gonna go ahead and score||
I'm gonna go ahead and score this round for BiSB.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Agreed.The way I look at||
The way I look at recruiting is that it reshapes the probability that a team wins any given game. We're recruiting at an extremely high level and so is OSU. In fact, they might be at a slightly higher level going forward. Maybe that gives them, based on talent alone, a 50-55% chance of winning a neutral site head-to-head game with us. That's fine. The talent is similar enough that other factors will generally determine the winner (coaching, execution, talent development, injuries, luck, officiating, weather, etc.).
These probabilities are getting a little out of hand, though, when you compare Michigan & OSU to the rest of the conference.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||McDowell, Harris, and Webb||
McDowell, Harris, and Webb seem like one of the best top-end groups we've seen in Michigan in recent years. I'm not sure where you're getting this.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||I'm interested to see what||
I'm interested to see what Kiffin's next job will be. There's no way he'll get an NFL head coaching job after the Oakland job and his subsequent college failures, and I don't think he has the mastermind reputation that would get him an NFL coordinator job. I can't imagine any big time college programs would touch him after this (as HC). That leaves options like coaching low profile college teams, which probably isn't his style, being a coordinator/assistant at a top college, which other coaches might not want to deal with, or being a position coach in the NFL, which he doesn't seem like a good candidate for.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||In fact, given the posts||
In fact, given the posts below suggesting that this was actually "past your bedtime," I'm willing to give Duke the benefit of the doubt on this one. Like I said, this just isn't their style of suck.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||I've lived and worked around||
I've lived and worked around a lot of Duke fans, and I find them most of them irritating, but this surprised me. I expect this kind of thing at MSU, but this isn't really the Duke style of annoying. Disappointing.
|15 weeks 4 hours ago||Not just his face. If this||
Not just his face. If this conversation ever happens (which it won't), there should be a camera on the face of every single coach in the room. The resulting video would be hilarious.
|15 weeks 4 hours ago||This is 1/2 of what makes||
This is 1/2 of what makes this statement by Meyer seem so dick to me.
First, there's the "I'm looking out for you, coach whose recruits I'll gladly poach."
Then there's the "Hey Minnesota, I think it's time that you start beating out Alabama, LSU, and Florida for some of these elite Southern recruits. Why can't you get that done?"
When Meyer came, I was part of a small group here that believed he's an excellent coach and a really good guy. I still believe he's an excellent coach, but I sure am changing my mind on that "really good guy" part.
|15 weeks 5 hours ago||Dear Penn State:I suggest||
Dear Penn State:
I suggest that you win one of your next two games (@ Nebraska, vs. Iowa). The last six will not be fun (@ Michigan, @ Illinois, vs. Michigan, @ Minnesota, @ Northwestern, vs. Wisconsin).
|15 weeks 6 hours ago||He's very much on the||
He's very much on the three/four star border. It's not like this class is loaded with two-star recruits who give you a lot of natural "sleeper" options. If there's one guy who I expect to outperform his rankings (as the 25th-30th best safety, in Hill's case), he's my best bet.
|15 weeks 11 hours ago||My gut votes for Delano Hill||
My gut votes for Delano Hill has the sleeper recruit in this class. His speed, tackling ability, and instincts have drawn rave reviews, and the Cass Tech coaches seemed to think he was badly underrated. He feels like a multi-year starter to me.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Here’s my take on||
Here’s my take on this:
First, I think the questions are fair. We know that recruiting violations happen, and it seems neither healthy nor necessary to close our eyes whenever something looks fishy. I also hate the “everyone does it” defense, since 1. we have no idea if that’s true and 2. even if it is true there are vast differences in the types of violations that programs could be committing and the degree to which they would provide illegitimate competitive advantages.
Still, I don’t see a smoking gun here yet. Based on what you’ve written, Ole Miss now has four top 20 recruiting classes in the past five years. While clearly the best of the group, this #7 class doesn’t strike me as a too-extreme-to-be-believed outlier. (Now it’s possible that they’ve been cheating for most of those years.) Beyond that, there are reasonable explanations for a couple of this year’s out-of-state 5-stars choosing Ole Miss. Nkemdiche has his brother at Ole Miss and Treadwell has his friend, Anthony Standifer. The Treadwell tweet was a little fishy, but it was just a few hundred dollars, so it’s obviously not crazy to think that he earned it legitimately.
Basically, I hope that people continue to look at this, and honestly I’d be surprised if Ole Miss is clean, but I need to see more evidence before I’m convinced.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||There are a few people around||
There are a few people around here who, maybe reasonably, respond to every verbal commitment with an "I'm not getting excited about this until Signing Day." I don't know who you guys are, but are you losing your shit with excitement today?
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Most people here are being||
Most people here are being reasonable, and the group that really thinks we've dropped the ball on this one is hilarious. Based on what? I like reading Magnus's stuff and everything, but some people here take him way too seriously. He's a guy who's not trained in doing this, doesn't attend camps, doesn't have a staff of people working on this, hasn't seen any of these kids play live, didn't just go for a private workout with Speight, and might or might not have any idea what he's talking about. He's a guy with a website who coaches low-level football.
It's a year before Signing Day. Very few QBs are sitting on a lot of offers, since QB recruiting is just getting started. Did Morris have any other power conference offers aside from MSU when he committed to us? Maybe we shouldn't have accepted his commitment because of that?
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Ace, can you give us any||
Ace, can you give us any guidance, generally, about how to think about Michigan recruiting in a post-Jahmere Irvin-Sills world?
|15 weeks 3 days ago||One Turd's endorsement:That's a||
One Turd's endorsement:
That's a very good interview. Well worth reading.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||All of them.||
All of them.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Legends patch?||
|15 weeks 3 days ago||The Jahmere Irvin-Sills era||
The Jahmere Irvin-Sills era at Michigan: oh, so short, but oh, so sweet.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||I'm counting about 10, but I||
I'm counting about 10, but I agree with your broader point.
Also interesting: the contributions we got from that class seem essentially uncorrelated with their recruiting hype. A lot of that is probably the serious flame outs from many of the highest-rated guys.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||For those interested, here's||
For those interested, here's the Michigan class according to Rivals. I sorted it by Rivals ratings.
NAME / POSITION / HEIGHT / WEIGHT /
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Just make sure to label it||
Just make sure to label it "Derrick Green thread #473." That's all we talk about over there.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Didn't Henderson say that||
Didn't Henderson say that we'd be his favorite if we offered? If I'm remembering that correctly, he's obviously very interested too.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||I'm not sure if anyone's||
I'm not sure if anyone's noticing, but Alabama has recruited really well over the past few years. If they keep this up, they could turn into serious contenders for SEC and even national titles.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||I care about a lot of things||
I care about a lot of things that happen in the world. This is not one of them.
|16 weeks 5 hours ago||Just don't mess with the home||
Just don't mess with the home football uniforms and the football helmet - and don't do anything outrageously stupid - and it doesn't bother me. I'd rather stick with one damn uniform, but I try to reserve my "HOW COULD YOU, DAVE BRANDON?" reactions for special occasions.
|16 weeks 12 hours ago||F that.||
Remember, all that matters is reducing the number of injuries. There are very few injuries on field goals. Therefore, I propose that we eliminate all plays EXCEPT field goals. Just 60 straight minutes of field goals. I would like to prohibit teams from attempting to block these field goals, though, since its conceivable that guys could get hurt doing that.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||I'm all for the idea being||
I'm all for the idea being floated as long as they keep MSU with us in the East. I don't want protected rivalries, and Michigan-MSU is probably the conference's second fiercest, second most entertaining rivalry. Maryland and Rutgers will take some getting used to, though.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||If anything, I think that||
If anything, I think that game illustrates the value of having some QB options in case your starter goes down.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||I'm sure this won't happen,||
I'm sure this won't happen, but if I were thinking about MAC recruits who might be worth a last second look - and if it wouldn't completely piss off Shane Morris - I'd take a look at Brogan Roback, the QB from Ohio who is committed to EMU. Our long-term QB depth still has me nervous, and it's be great to have one fewer egg in the Shane Morris basket. Roback doesn't seem like the kind of guy who's likely to win a starting spot from Morris, but it'd be comforting to fill the gap left by 2012 QB recruiting with another guy who'd be available/capable as an insurance policy. Getting some QB depth would probably be as valuable as anything else we could get from that last scholarship.
I'm ignoring any unwritten rules about not doing this kind of thing to the former Michigan guys at EMU. I'm also aware that the coaches, to my knowledge, haven't even hinted at getting another 2013 QB since Morris committed. Just thinking out loud.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Thanks for the (interesting)||
Thanks for the (interesting) comment, and I agree. I'm just not sold on the RPI, either. Luke Winn had a nice article on gaming the RPI a few months ago:
|16 weeks 3 days ago||It's Dr. Turd Ferguson, thank||
It's Dr. Turd Ferguson, thank you very much.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||That's bullshit. To say the||
That's bullshit. To say the least, you have a history of injecting conservative politics in every subtle way that you can (or not so subtle, like when we get actual Ayn Rand from you). Don't play dumb and pretend this isn't intended as a shot at the president.
I completely agree with Brian that the board/community is better when we steer clear of this stuff entirely.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Honest question for Brian||
Honest question for Brian and/or others.
Have we hit a point where realistically the KenPom rankings carry more weight with committee members than the RPI rankings? They aren't required to use the RPI for any reason, are they? KenPom has always seemed flawed to me but not nearly as flawed and gameable as the RPI.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Oh shit, I love this. I've||
Oh shit, I love this. I've tried some similar rankings in the past, so I know how difficult and time-consuming it is, and I absolutely love some of the decisions you made here (logging, comparing Nth best recruits, etc.). These are better than anything I did and better than anything I've seen others do.