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|15 hours 48 min ago||Fire Corneal||
|15 hours 50 min ago||And a lot less cheating||
And a lot less cheating
|15 hours 51 min ago||And Orr next year||
And Orr next year
|1 day 15 hours ago||Come on, when our football||
Come on, when our football coach farts, it makes the front page of espn.com. Michigan's cultural relevance isn't imaginary. There's a good chance that the Jordan thing becomes a big deal at Michigan, which it wouldn't be / isn't at most other schools.
|1 day 22 hours ago||It's his job. One of||
It's his job. One of Sankey's key responsbilities is to be an advocate for the SEC, and he's being an advocate for the SEC. The NCAA, on the other hand, could be a more objective arbiter of what's acceptable and unacceptable, but they've let shit get totally out of hand.
I don't blame Sankey, and I think this kind of back-and-forth is kind of fun and good for Michigan. But the NCAA seriously sucks.
|2 days 11 hours ago||Spike also excels at creating||
Spike also excels at creating shots for teammates, which is really valuable on a team that struggles to create its own shots. I think you're right that we've been underestimating the impact of that injury.
|2 days 20 hours ago||We should punch back with||
We should punch back with proposed NCAA rules changes on the timing of official visits. It's bullshit that kids have to wait until the fall of their senior years, when school gets busy, recruiting classes get filled, and recruits can't get the full attention of college coaches because the season is underway. It's bad for recruits, and it's bad for schools (like Michigan) that aren't situated in recruiting hotbeds.
|2 days 20 hours ago||IIRC, he was a candidate for||
Yeah, IIRC, he was a candidate for the position that Fisch filled.
I wonder if Harbaugh's approach is to bring in assistants with the expectation that they'll get externally promoted within a few years, so it's good to have their replacements getting familiar with the program and waiting in the wings. Fisch will have other opportunities, if he doesn't have them already, and it's great to have a possible replacement sitting in one of these new administrative roles.
|1 week 1 day ago||Ty Law has to be the shortest||
Ty Law has to be the shortest name in program history, right? And I doubt Tshimanga Biakabutuka is the longest, but it can't be too far off.
EDIT: Turns out Ty's full first name is Tajuan. Learn something every day.
|1 week 1 day ago||Honestly, I think he's a||
Honestly, I think he's a tough character to figure out. Sports fan like to create narratives that their rivals are dirty, nasty, and evil. Guys like Saban, Belichick, and Calipari get those tags. Other fans - and especially OSU/MSU fans - are eager to fit Harbaugh into that narrative. That's why the Swenson story got so much attention nationwide.
But I really don't think Harbaugh is that guy. He's just completely, absurdly, maniacally obsessed with football and winning. I think we're seeing that it's totally genuine, but if you're hardly paying attention, you figure that it's all an act by a manipulative guy, since who could possibly care that much? But he really does.
|1 week 2 days ago||Thanks for doing this. It's||
Thanks for doing this. It's an interesting way of thinking about things.
This is tangential, but I'm having my own "stars be damned" moment. I think the five-star system the recruiting services use gives annoyingly little information.
No one gets one star. Hardly anyone at a top school gets two stars. And hardly anyone gets five stars (~25 guys total). That means that the vast, vast majority of prospects for top programs get one of two ratings: 4* or 3*. There's a line in there to distinguish the 4* prospects from the 3* prospects, but (a) that line is arbitrary and (b) it hides the enormous rankings disparity within those groups. For example, 247sports had 4* players ranked #26-#338 in the country and 3* players ranked #339-#2100. That's a huge difference between high 4* and low 4* guys and another huge difference between high 3* and low 3* guys.
It'd be nice if these services actually used the full range of five stars, or maybe used a scale that's more nuanced than the 5-star system and more intuitive than their individual goofy ratings systems.
|1 week 2 days ago||Your #3 is really||
Your #3 is really interesting. I wonder how many would-be college kickers never get noticed because their high school snappers or holders weren't good enough to give them a shot. I bet it's a lot of them.
|1 week 2 days ago||This year, 10 of the top 12||
This year, 10 of the top 12 recruits from NJ signed with a Big Ten school. Zero of them signed with Rutgers. Good call, Rutgers, on not hiring Partridge. You wouldn't want him to damage your standing with NJ recruits (story).
Congrats, Coach Patridge. Outstanding hire.
|1 week 4 days ago||that guy doesn't know shit about recruiting||
Gregg Henson, 12/25/14:
I got another interesting text from a good source that Josh Rosen “is in” if Jim is indeed named the next Head Coach at Michigan. Rosen is a California kid who is committed to UCLA, but sources say he will more than likely be a Wolverine once the search is resolved next week.
Gregg Henson, 1/3/16:
Sam Webb of Scout.com reported that Michigan is expecting a visit from a top recruit in the month of January. Based on our homework and sources, that recruit is identified as Greg Little, a five-star Ole Miss commit. Gary and Little have attended many recruiting events together and have formed a bond on the circuit.
The rumor on the street is that Michigan still has one academic exemption to use once it formally ends ties with two defensive recruits. When that happens, Greg Little will be worked into the picture as a verbal commit in Michigan’s 2016 class if all goes well on his January visit.
|1 week 4 days ago||Well then we should have||
Well then we should have inevited it.
|1 week 4 days ago||If you wait your turn.||
If you wait your turn.
|1 week 4 days ago||And he wants that?||
And he wants that?
|1 week 4 days ago||And what does he win exactly?||
And what does he win exactly?
|1 week 4 days ago||At which point they will be||
At which point they will be full and can accept no further commitments, no matter how highly regarded those prospects might be.
|1 week 4 days ago||Definitely true, though you||
Definitely true, though you might need to be a world-class grammar Nazi to fully enjoy that SNOOTs chapter.
|1 week 4 days ago||FUCK. He won't announce||
FUCK. He won't announce until exactly the time that he's been planning to announce. This can't be good for us.
|1 week 5 days ago||I'd assume it's a joke that||
I'd assume it's a joke that you seem to be taking credit for the hockey team's success, but with your views of Dave Brandon's firing, I'm not sure.
|1 week 5 days ago||Spare me the "chicken||
Spare me the "chicken littles" stuff. Should we pull up your posts from the hockey threads earlier this season?
|1 week 5 days ago||Read the quote above. If||
Read the quote above (posted by MC5-95). If you're accusing Tom of creating drama where there is none, then you're accusing Gary's mom of doing the same thing. You have no idea whether Scout knows better. You just want to believe that.
I don't know what to think about Gary's recruitment, but it's definitely possible that he's undecided at this point. I mean, he literally just finished visiting a nice campus near a close relative of a program that was in the national championship game a few weeks ago.
|1 week 5 days ago||I'm predicting that we'll||
I'm predicting that we'll want to kick MGoFish in the crystal balls after this. Smells like nothing to me.
|1 week 5 days ago||It's a little hard to put||
It's a little hard to put these pieces together: will break the internet, recruiting-related, but not insider info. What the hell?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Is anyone scheduled to visit||
Is anyone scheduled to visit tomorrow? I could see holding off to silently commit in person, but otherwise most guys would probably rather commit ASAP (upon deciding) while they know they have a spot.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I agree. And I love Michigan||
I agree. And I love Michigan basketball, but Crisler isn't sacred ground in the way that Michigan Stadium is.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Get back-to-back home games||
Get back-to-back home games with MSU on the schedule to undo that stupidity and balance our home football schedules.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||While we're at it, kudos to||
While we're at it, kudos to Mark Schlissel for finding Hackett and then stepping back. It seemed like Schlissel got a quick lesson in what college sports means at Michigan vs. Brown, and he somehow found the perfect interim AD to find the perfect football coach, despite being new to his job and having to replace a complete disaster of an AD.
That could have gone a lot of ways, and Schlissel handled it as well as anyone could have asked.