Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.
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|1 day 6 hours ago||Worth every penny||
I have worked for several D1 universities and there is no doubt he is worth every penny and the same would be true even if he was paid from the academic side. A winning football or basketball program has a huge impact on donations, applications, grants and more.
|5 days 11 hours ago||Betting bs reality||
Could this be purely a function of the fan base? These lines are based on how people will place bets, I would have to believe the much larger Michigan fan base had an affect on this number.
|5 days 19 hours ago||Already announced||
It's at the Cal game this week I believe.
|6 days 18 hours ago||Heading your way||
|1 week 6 days ago||I have my doubts||
It's hard to go from getting no votes straight to top 25. That is a lot of teams to jump after beating a team that was only ranked 22nd. Voters tend to be hesitant about teams jumping other teams that did not lose, which is one of the more frustrating things about polls.
|1 week 6 days ago||Michigan ranked?||
I'd be surprised if Michigan is ranked by than.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Sick of this||
While it may be true, it has certainly shown that Treadwell made a good choice for himself. It is hard to imagine he would be as much of a well known name had he come here. Especially given our QB play the last two years.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||UFR||
I suspect that the OL will look better upon further review. I think much of the problems came from the RB not using his blockers.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Moving on from Smith||
It goes without saying, but Isaac and Johnson are much better at seeing and taking advantage of the holes. Time fo Smith to drop on the depth chart.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||seems about right||
I graduated as an engineer and there were a lot of other graduates that were a bit disappointed what they ended up earning. Many people focus on what the top or average students get, they forget what the bottom students get. Michigan does have a good size engineering school, but it also has a huge liberal arts school, those graduates make very little.
I have mentioned this before on this board and I will say it again. As great as a Michigan degree can be for the top performers, if you find yourself in the middle or bottom of the pact you are no better off than those in the middle or bottom of the pact from any other school and your salary will reflect that. Thus that average number is not as high as some might expect. There is a lot of data that shows if you are in the middle or bottom of your class at an upper echelon school, you would have been far better off going to a lower ranked school and finishing higher in your class. I guess this goes to the old philosophy of making sure you are the smartest person in the room.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Pretty encouraged actually||
I have not been impressed with either of State's victories. I think Oregon was very unimpressive and suspect that victory will look fairly unimpressive with time. I am not saying Michigan is a lock to win, but I think it is closer than this thread seems to imply.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Oregon's D is bad||
Did you see their first game?
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Redshirt Morris||
Are they looking to redshirt Morris?
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Not surprising||
They traveled West to play a game at altitude. In college, that is a recipe for disaster.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||I don't think so||
The defensive line was the one position that was well coached and that played well under Hoke.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Disagree completely||
It may be your responsibility to take care of your daughter, but it is your daughter's choice on how she wants to keep you informed. Yes, you are paying the tuition, but that is between you and your daughter. The University has no right to provide information about your daughter to you with out her consent, assuming she is 18 or older.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Hold on now||
I am as big a Harbaugh fan as anyone, but he was not a GREAT NFL player. Let's not get carried away here.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Richardson hasn't signed yet.||
I am just saying there is a history at Stanford. We'll see what he does here.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Are you sure?||
This sounds a lot like some of the cases early on at Stanford. Don't be surprised if the young man is asked to look elsewhere to play. I am not sure how I would feel about that. One side of me sees the total jerkiness of it, but another side says that if he can't play football why should Michigan give him a scholarship for it and the team suffer as well. Tough situation all around, hopefully it works out.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Just like the NFL||
Most players can't hit free agency for 4 or 5 years, and then they still might have to deal with the franchise tag. So you college players actually have more freedom.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Pipkins makes no difference||
Pipkins makes no difference for this class. He was a senior and thus does not open up a spot for the 2016 class.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||I generally agree||
The only issue would be if the most talented stop participating. For many, football becomes very difficult to watch when the best don't participate. And football is hard to watch if the QB play is sub par compared to the other positions. If you start to see the best athletes moving away from football, that will be a problem.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Can't thank you enough||
Much cheaper than stubhub. Tickets purchased!
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Seriously?||
Your title asks if it is a dead business model, not if others think the same way. Yes, there should be an increase in sales, but not sold out season tickets if the business model is dying. Seriously, go back and read your own post.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Ridiculous thread||
To say the business model is dying when they just had a huge increase in season tickets is crazy. Also, your entire alternative of buying on stubhub is dependent on season ticket holders as they are the vast majority of sellers. Just because it meets your needs does not mean there is a big change coming. Let's put some thought in before posting.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||That and||
That and I don't think one student can buy two student tickets. This plan has so many faults, it's hard to count them all.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||You didn't understand the policy||
The policy was never that they would lose their offer, it was that they would not be considered a commit. Essentially, Hoke was not saving them a spot if they were looking around. Thus non of your examples qualify.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Name one.||
Until the very end, this never happened
|12 weeks 6 hours ago||The degree may not be what you think||
I have seen several say how valuable the Michigan degree is to these players, but I would be careful with that assumption.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Harbaugh||
And I would have said the same thing two years ago.