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|8 weeks 3 days ago||Maddy's Taproom||
At 13th an L NW is ripe for a hostile takeover (it's a Mizzou lean right now).
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Just spit beer on the luggage...||
of the guy sitting next to me in the airport bar (laughing). I apologized, showed him your post, and he bought ME a drink. Reason 247
|18 weeks 12 hours ago||Whenever an NCAA spokesperson speaks,||
for some reason, all I hear in my head is the Peanuts teacher. Wanh wah, wannwahh wanh wah.
|18 weeks 13 hours ago||Does this make you feel any better?||
|20 weeks 3 days ago||SIAP: I was too depressed to read all of the comments...||
and I suspect this won't be too well received either, but here goes:
The thing that really scares me is that SDSU is pinned down deep in our world with an O-line that was recruited by... well, you know.
I'm just hoping that bears AB's signature rather than his former boss's.
|22 weeks 7 hours ago||Had to sneak it in there...||
and thought being outside the 50 comment attention threshold (and during Friday Happy Hour) might allow it to slip in unnoticed. Damn you, Timmmaay and your bloodhound-like senses.
|22 weeks 7 hours ago||Shocking.||
In a thread on coaching shakeups, nobody chimed in with the ubiquitous suggestion of swapping Fred Jackson for Mike Hart/Ty Wheatley?
Sheesh...This board is getting soft.
|22 weeks 13 hours ago||Bloomington just called...||
and Assembly Hall would respectfully like to be considered an outlier.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||+1 to The FannMan. The kid is 17.||
Give the young fella' a break rather than analyzing his psychological stability or second guessing his loyalties.. Having a bunch of middle aged booster/ fan-boy types salivating over him and scrutinizing his every move just exacerbates the creepiness.
So goes the wonderful world of recruiting. One more reason to hate the spectacle that is NSD.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||Parody?||
This can't be real, can it?
|24 weeks 2 days ago||I don't think it is a stretch to suggest:||
College athletics, as currently constituted, suffer from an academic integrity problem. At issue is the fact that, from an "on-the-field" standpoint, using equivilent academic admission and retention standards for the general student population and student-athletes alike would disadvantage the schools with the most stringent requirements. The simplified reason is that the potential pool of admittable athletes would be much smaller (though there are more confounding factors than that alone).
On the other hand, one can make that argument that athletic "talent" is equivilent (as a commidity or capital) to academic prowess. As such, it should be allowed to be traded for scholarships, academic supports and the opportuntiy to compete. This is sort of how it works nowadays.
One possible solution (assuming most of us here would like to see Michigan compete at the highest levels of athletic competition) is not unlike the one suggested in the article. Perhaps, similar to European Club sports clubs, colleges could "sponsor" teams. (I'd root for a Michigan sponsored team no differently than I root for a home town squad). Academically qualified players could be given a choice to "play school" if they wanted to do so. Those less academically inclined could choose to receive alternate schooling or vocational training. Still others could choose to merely compete - no school required. Just impose an age/eligibility range. If a kid values a Michigan/Stanford/Podunk-U education over another, let that factor into his or her recruiting decisions.
Of course, none of this would contribute to a level playing field among the schools - though it's not as if one exists today - but it would introduce a modicum of "agency" for the athletes without imposing a system that encourages schools to cheat.*
*See Campbell's law http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campbell's_law
|25 weeks 10 hours ago||Exit: ????||
Oh, sorry. 403 error. Access Denied.
|25 weeks 10 hours ago||Hope we're not low on Snake Oil||
|25 weeks 10 hours ago||True, but...||
M&BW's comment is generally correct. I've not done empirical research to confirm this, but anecdotally, I suspect few head coaches and coordinators come up in the ranks via the RB coaching role, which is typically oriented toward recruiting and player relations. Interestingly (and sadly, in many ways) it is one of the few coaching jobs in which minority coaches are not proportionally underrepresented.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||Niiiice...These are cool too||
|25 weeks 1 day ago||Nantucket is nice||
but I think that Whaler squad runs the spread and 3-4.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||Considering it isn't a smart phone or tablet,||
and it is a first generation mini, yes, a little.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||The athletic dept. may repo||
The athletic dept. may repo due to the una
uthorized banner logo.
Edit: picture "broken", but link : http://www.offroaders.com/directory/PR/Wolverines-Jeep-JK.html
|25 weeks 1 day ago||Sometimes I call my iPod a||
Sometimes I call my IPod a Walkman.
oh, and I still use an iPod.
|26 weeks 8 hours ago||No need for Christine (Mrs. Nuss) to shop at the Thrifty Acres||
She can back the family truckster up to Old Man Neiman's loading dock.
|26 weeks 13 hours ago||Wish I could be in AA...||
It has been too long. I recall some really fun times going to random sporting events during my undergrad years. They were typically free to students. I wonder if that is still the case for the non-revenue sports.
|26 weeks 14 hours ago||.||
|26 weeks 14 hours ago||Here's to MOAR of these fella's and friends||
|26 weeks 1 day ago||Looking forward to chicken||
Looking forward to chicken skin graphics with blood spatters.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||To make bacon...||
Like you might find in a bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||Looking good, Billy Ray!||
Looking good, Billy Ray!
|26 weeks 1 day ago||Comments on Yahoo! are typically||
inane and inflammatory, but the depth to which some posters sank in this instance is nearly unfathomable.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||I see what you did there...||
Are you available for other copy? I use editors for academic writing, too.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||With B1G defenses||
running a number of schemes and blitz packages, it would be nice to see a little "take what the defense gives you" run from a solid base of inside zone. This means the ability to coach DG into making good checks at the LOS may have as much impact on the RB and OL success as anything else. By most accounts, this is Nuss's forte.
Edit: re-reading that, I sure crammed a lot of acronyms in there.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||Internet gold!||