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|6 days 1 hour ago||An interesting fact about||
An interesting fact about this recruiting class right now: the 8 highest-rated commits according to 247's composite are all on the offensive side of the ball. That's Bredesen (#35 overall), Onwenu (#86), Mitchell (#90), Peters (#179), Swenson (#188), Hawkins (#208), Hamilton (#234), and Falcon (#236).
|1 week 14 min ago||People crap all over Ferentz||
People crap all over Ferentz - and I get why, since I'd eat my own eyeballs if he ran my team's offense - but his record at Iowa is pretty good. In 12 of 16 seasons, he's had a .500 or better Big Ten record, and he has four national top 10 finishes. Granted, the trajectory isn't good and he's one of those guys who's probably well past his time, but it's Iowa FFS.
|1 week 3 hours ago||I love these things. Thanks,||
I love these things. Thanks, BiSB. I'm going to save this for when I can really enjoy reading it tonight.
|1 week 1 day ago||A friend of mine just had a||
A friend of mine just had a baby shower and asked for gift cards to Babies-R-Us or Target. I went with Target, which was 100% because of Dave Brandon. I'm hoping to never contribute another dollar to any of that asshole's companies.
|1 week 1 day ago||If true, that's fucking||
If true, that's fucking crazy. Good riddance. Worst hire in the modern history of Michigan athletics.
|1 week 1 day ago||This is excellent. Navarre||
This is excellent. Navarre is one of my all-time favorites, since I'm not sure we'll ever see another Michigan player conduct himself with such composure and class in the face of such harsh (and often unfair) fan treatment.
|1 week 2 days ago||It's not for everyone, but I||
It's not for everyone, but I murder two OSU grads and an MSU grad every morning.
|1 week 2 days ago||Best-case scenario is that he||
Best-case scenario is that he commits to Michigan and this is Urban Meyer's home address.
|1 week 5 days ago||Me, too||
|1 week 6 days ago||That has to be the most||
That has to be the most impressive play of the Hoke era, doesn't it? That's insanely good execution.
|2 weeks 3 hours ago||It makes me nervous, too, but||
It makes me nervous, too, but at least "Lewis and Clark on the edges" is consistent with U.S. history.
|2 weeks 6 hours ago||I mean, part of the reason is||
I mean, part of the reason is that guys who can coach are, you know, coaching.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||That clip is incredible, but||
That clip is incredible, but to be fair, it's from the 49ers' ice bucket challenge.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||At the beginning of the||
At the beginning of the transcript there's nothing that indicates 6-year-old Autumn left and the adults took over. It goes from Autumn smiling at the cameras to...
"There was some stuff earlier this week or a couple weeks ago about the fifth-year players. Keith Heitzman, I think, said he was asked to try-out for a spot on the roster. What’s your take on the fifth year guys? Are they given a spot? Earn a spot? How’s that work?"
... and I was thinking, "Damn, Autumn's a hard-ass."
|3 weeks 6 days ago||All of that sounds consistent||
OP deleted so I'll delete.
In case Utah is reading this, it basically said that Kyle Kalis is the starting QB, we're running the run-and-shoot, Jake Butt is the weakness of the offense, and the first game was moved to Saturday, September 5th.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Chunkums definitely deserves||
Chunkums definitely deserves that record more than I do. I was in the right place at the right time. His stuff was great, as usual.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I hope the BBQ and scavenger||
I hope the BBQ and scavenger hunt stick. They're both great ideas, and it's kind of cool to have something from Rodriguez (the BBQ) and something from Hoke (the scavenger hunt) that persist even though neither of those guys had much coaching success here.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Battle 4 Atlantis has some||
Battle 4 Atlantis has some good teams. Joining us are Syracuse, UConn, Texas, Gonzaga, Washington, Texas A&M, and Charlotte. I think we play against three of them.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I definitely figured this out||
I definitely figured this out right away and definitely am not sitting here wondering what the hell I'm missing.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Careful. OSU will sue if you||
Careful. OSU will sue if you write out his full name.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||That thing knows how to make||
That thing knows how to make a case for a presidential pardon.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||I only caught the last half||
I only caught the last half of it, but there was nothing newsworthy there in terms of either actual news (i.e., things that people here would be interested in) or page click news (i.e., silly stuff that gets ESPN and talk radio excited).
|4 weeks 5 days ago||That vacation question was||
That vacation question was stupid and obnoxious. To paraphrase, it was basically, "So you went to Paris. What, you could just not be a coach for awhile? Did you learn anything relevant there?"
Harbaugh answered it much more gracefully than I would have. He talked about how he and Sarah hadn't spent much time together without kids or football in years, wanted to change that, and this was where she wanted to go. I probably would have said, "It's a fucking vacation."
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Happy birthday, Coach.||
Happy birthday, Coach. Getting to know that guy a bit honestly turned me into a Michigan fan.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I dare that guy to stick||
I dare that guy to stick around until late November.
|5 weeks 2 hours ago||Can someone check whether I'm||
Can someone check whether I'm understanding this correctly? No snark, honestly curious/confused.
So Mullen is saying that coaches are sometimes forced (or wanting) to play true freshmen. With more true freshmen soon to be ineligible because of their relatively low high school GPAs, these coaches will play true freshmen with higher high school GPAs who would benefit from a redshirt. Since those kids kind of get screwed in this scenario, he thinks they should be able to play five years of college football if their grades were good enough coming in.
Is that right?
If so, it's intriguing enough not to just respond with an eye roll. It would give kids a strong incentive to get their high school grades up and schools a stronger incentive to recruit kids with good grades (though the new policy might do that, too). At the same time, it's a pretty radical idea (five years of eligibility) and I'm not sure that the problem is big enough to justify that solution.
|5 weeks 7 hours ago||I don't know, but maybe it's||
I don't know, but maybe it's because he's still an active player?
To the broader issue, I think it's sad that they totally killed the legends jersey concept. There was a lot to like about it. It kept numbers in circulation, allowed those numbers to be used in recruiting, kept Michigan legends in the fronts of our minds, and made for a really original way to acknowledge of a program's history. They made some mistakes with it - e.g., making the patches too big and encouraging guys to switch numbers - but those felt like relatively easy fixes. I think they threw out the baby with the bath water with that one.
|5 weeks 9 hours ago||RAND did an interesting||
RAND did an interesting survey on this last year. Basically, very high percentages (almost half) of U.S. adults say they're uncomfortable with their sons playing football and hockey. The vast majority (~95%) is fine with their sons playing baseball, basketball, and track, with soccer (89%) slightly behind. A disproportionate share of the concern for youth football/hockey came from college-educated parents.
|5 weeks 9 hours ago||It's not a fact just because||
It's not a fact just because he said it authoritatively. It got my attention, but I'd like to see a source and more details.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I'd imagine it's similar to||
I'd imagine it's similar to what rufftime, our resident Sparty, said above.