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|1 day 11 hours ago||Careful. OSU will sue if you||
Careful. OSU will sue if you write out his full name.
|1 day 12 hours ago||That thing knows how to make||
That thing knows how to make a case for a presidential pardon.
|1 day 13 hours 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).
|1 day 13 hours 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."
|2 days 11 hours ago||Happy birthday, Coach.||
Happy birthday, Coach. Getting to know that guy a bit honestly turned me into a Michigan fan.
|2 days 12 hours ago||I dare that guy to stick||
I dare that guy to stick around until late November.
|3 days 6 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.
|3 days 11 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.
|3 days 14 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.
|3 days 14 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.
|4 days 14 hours ago||I'd imagine it's similar to||
I'd imagine it's similar to what rufftime, our resident Sparty, said above.
|4 days 15 hours ago||A pretty severe punishment?||
A pretty severe punishment? Come on, he pulled a gun on a fellow student.
One of the most nauseating comments around here is this idea that since bad things have happened at Michigan, we're just as bad as everyone else and have no right to comment on anything. Do you honestly think that Delton Williams would remain with the Michigan football program if he did that to a Michigan student? Do you think the University of Michigan would allow that? Hell, in your one example (Gibbons), we have a direct comparison point with MSU. As shitty as Gibbons' conduct seemed, Michigan handled that incident a whole lot more seriously than MSU handled the Payne and Appling incident. MSU had a Final Four streak to preserve, after all.
If Michigan did this, it'd be the lead story on ESPN, the Free Press, and damn near every other publication in America. Hell, Keith Heitzman possibly not getting a fifth scholarship year managed to become the top news story on Yahoo. Maybe that scrutiny and the lack of attention that MSU gets leads us to self-police differently, or maybe it's something else (e.g., our athletic department's power being more constrained by others in the university), but I have a really hard time believing that this would play out similarly at UM.
|5 days 1 hour ago||Oh, fun. Thanks. I'm||
Oh, fun. Thanks. I'm excited to tell the story of this post in my sure-to-come 30 for 30.
|5 days 11 hours ago||Wait, you gave yourself a||
Wait, you gave yourself a logo?
|1 week 3 hours ago||I agree. By my count, there||
I agree. By my count, there are 55 four-star WRs in this year's 247 composite rankings and 50 of them are at least 6 feet tall. The only way I ever really see recruiting sites evaluated is by how well their rankings predicted NFL draft status. In terms of college productivity, I'd guess that they tend to overrate kids with NFL bodies who might take a long time to develop as players and underrate kids likely to be productive in college but unappealing to the NFL.
|1 week 1 day ago||You didn't read carefully||
You didn't read carefully enough. This is about Braxton Hicks to the wash room. The OP is just really sick of seeing false pregnancy contractions in public.
|1 week 1 day ago||I think the original||
I think the original critique/concern was way overstated, but I'll admit that I have some questions, too. I'd feel great about all of the low-rated guys if those guys were clearly at the top of our coaches' lists. But they've given out a ton of offers this year, so it hasn't been quite that targeted. And I'm a little uneasy about how many teammates/brothers/etc. of high-level recruits seem to be getting offers. At times it seems like we're willing to use two or three roster spots to (maybe) get one top guy. Unless it's for a Rashan Gary-level recruit, I'm not sold on that approach.
Having said that, I'll cut the coaches - and especially these coaches - a ton of slack on guys they've worked with at camps. And I agree with WolvinLA that recruiting, while important, gets so much attention now that its importance is exaggerated. It's also nice to see comments from Drevno, at Michigan [link] and before then [link], that basically say Harbaugh's the best talent evaluator he's ever seen.
|1 week 2 days ago||So you're telling me that if||
So you're telling me that if Mitchell, who's supposedly down to Michigan and OSU, tried to commit to OSU then Meyer would basically tell him, "That's okay. Go to Michigan."?
Yeah, I'm a little skeptical of that one.
|1 week 5 days ago||I don't think anyone has||
I don't think anyone has mentioned the 2005 Rose Bowl against Texas. A loss, but a damn good game.
|1 week 5 days ago||I was about to post the exact||
I was about to post the exact same photo as migiT, but here's another (in white):
As an aside, LaVell Blanchard is high on my list of all-time Michigan basketball favorites. Great player, great kid, bad timing.
|1 week 6 days ago||I remember Brent Musburger||
I remember Brent Musburger joking about the great names on (I think) our 1996 team. That team had a Payne, Steele, Irons, Sword, Swett... and a Copenhaver.
|2 weeks 6 hours ago||In other words, no offense to||
In other words, no offense to mid-July threads with 154, 80, and 235 responses, respecitvely, but here's a much more relevant thread -- a look at a generally uninteresting position group class from eight years and three coaches ago (that happens to redirect to your site). This content is fine - in fact, I enjoy this kind of thing - but why do you need to be so condescending and snarky with your posts here?
|2 weeks 10 hours ago||Disagree. This thread ("Past||
Disagree. This thread ("Past event in History") is an instant frontrunner for the Most Redundant Thread Title award at this year's MGoBloggies. It also has an outside shot at the Harbaugh Peculiar Capitalization award.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I totally agree. I'm||
I totally agree. I'm convinced that if we had lost that game in an ugly way (e.g., if the 4th quarter was like the first three), then people would think that jersey was just as hideous as the bumblebees.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||For a little while there, he||
For a little while there, he was crazy fun to watch in a "we're not good but had might as well enjoy this" kind of way.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Colin Cowherd and Fox seems||
Colin Cowherd and Fox seems like a match made in heaven.
And I agree on Bomani Jones. In my opinion, he's the funniest guy - and one of the smartest guys - at ESPN. I generally hate sports radio, but his show is actually pretty damn good.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Do we know if the numbers||
Do we know if the (much smaller) numbers that people have been throwing around for peer programs and likely UM bids have been in terms of cash only or cash + apparel?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Nice to see that MSU has||
Nice to see that MSU has gotten over its Michigan obsession now that it's won a few football games. I can't imagine the scenario that would end with me opening an RCMB account. And I seriously doubt I'm alone on that.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||That's really stupid. If||
That's really stupid. If Harbaugh tweets a photo of himself at a McDonald's, he's just doing what half of the other people on Twitter do. It's the media who are deciding to cover all of that crap like it's newsworthy. Harbaugh's just being himself and living his life.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||It's a nice area, but I'm||
It's a nice area, but I'm usually up for a day in Charlottesville before I need to get my ass to Dubuque.