the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
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- 247's composite ranking has ND at #7 nationally with seven 4-stars and two 3-stars. We're #5 with seven 4-stars and three 3-stars (apparently including Pallante).
- They're still a bunch of chickenshit assholes.
- No, Jones didn't "choose MSU over Michigan." When both schools were options, he hadn't made a chioce. When he chose MSU, Michigan wasn't available to him.
- Yes, the Michigan coaches believe that he's a Michigan-caliber prospect.
|1 day 17 hours ago||+1. Thanks. Will do.||
+1. Thanks. Will do.
|2 days 3 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.
|2 days 3 hours ago||If you can deliver tickets||
If you can deliver tickets and a Michigan win, I'll kill him if you'd like.
|2 days 5 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.
|2 days 16 hours ago||Thanks, Magnus. I feel like||
|3 days 4 hours ago||Your personal Notre Dame||
Your personal Notre Dame update:
|5 days 7 hours 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.
|6 days 2 hours 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 11 hours ago||Uh, isn't our WR coach||
Uh, isn't our WR coach (Hecklinski) also our recruiting coordinator?
|1 week 11 hours 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 12 hours 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 12 hours 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.
|1 week 3 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.
|1 week 4 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.
|2 weeks 3 days 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.
|2 weeks 3 days 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.
|2 weeks 4 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.
|2 weeks 5 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.]
|2 weeks 5 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 15 hours 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 15 hours 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.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Welcome, Moe!||
|3 weeks 2 days 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.
|3 weeks 4 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.
|3 weeks 5 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."
|3 weeks 5 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.
|3 weeks 5 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 1 day 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 1 day ago||Take care. Have you had a||
Take care. Have you had a SWAT team come through your house?
|4 weeks 1 day 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.