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|1 week 1 day ago||So sad. He lived a good||
So sad. He lived a good life. RIP
|1 week 1 day ago||I think the men's basketball||
I think the men's basketball team could use Oliver Martin. I see him as playing a role similar to Steve Nash, Larry Bird, or Dirk Nowitzki.
|1 week 1 day ago||Absolutely absurd to bring||
Absolutely absurd to bring Caldwell into this.
Caldwell inherited an elite team that at worst went 12-4 for the SIX straight years before Caldwell got the job. Additionally, he had Peyton Manning in his prime who would win his 4th NFL MVP award.
Caldwell took one of the elite teams in the NFL and turned them into a dumpster fire (2-14) by his 3rd year.
Harbaugh took over a pile of steaming horse crap and turned it into a powerhouse. The second he left it turned back into road apples.
|1 week 2 days ago||Yes, February has been a||
Yes, February has been a rough month for MSU. However, in just a few days the month known as "Izzo" will be here. The icing on the cake is that Middle Tennessee State looks like they will make the tournament and MSU might avoid any chance for an embarassing rematch when they make the NIT.
|1 week 4 days ago||29 is fitting. Squeaking out||
29 is fitting.
Squeaking out a narrow victory over "Furman" doesn't really count as a win - as they aren't even in the FBS.
|1 week 4 days ago||Izzo really is a jealous||
Izzo really is a jealous little man.
A few years ago when I was outside shoveling snow I listened to the Tom Izzo radio show on my headset. Michigan was currently in 1st place in the conference and win finish 1st place in the conference. Izzo said there were 7 teams that could win the conference and he listed 7 teams and Michigan wasn't one of them and then made a comment about how inexperienced teams would fade down the stretch.
|1 week 4 days ago||Is it too early/greedy to||
Is it too early/greedy to hope for 100 points?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||It seems as if you would||
It seems as if you would treat the players as employees.
A sport that loses money wouldn't be able to afford to pay their "employees" outside of the traditional scholarship. A sport that makes lots of money would be able to afford to pay their "employees."
Earlier today I was listening to ESPN radio and there is some sort of a female sports show where they were saying that NFL cheerleaders are underpaid as they are at the "pinnacle of their profession." The obvious counterargument to their point is that waving pom-poms as NFL cheerleaders do isn't exactly a profession. If they were to all go on strike, the NFL would simply hire new cheerleaders to wave pom-poms and the fans wouldn't notice.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I am not sure if average star||
I am not sure if average star rating is as important as sheer number of 5 and 4 star players. A large recruiting class can drop your average if you have a lot of 3 stars and some 2 star players. However, how many starter poisitions can you potentially fill with top talent?
For example, FSU has a slightly higher average. But would you rather have Michigan's 21 four and five star players (2/19) or would you rather have FSU's 12 (4/8)?
I'd emphatically state that I would rather have a slightly lower average and 21 top talent guys than 12.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Ohio State clearly had the||
Ohio State clearly had the better recruiting class per 247 and you obviously want the best at every position.
However, I put extra emphasis on the QB (because that is the single most important position) and both the Oline and Dline (because controlling the line of scrimmage sets up everything else).
In these regards we compare well against OSU and easily outpace MSU.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||At least he gets an extra||
At least he gets an extra visit to OSU for his court hearing!
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Winning football games builds||
Winning football games builds pipelines.
Having quality coaches on your staff with connections, like Wilcher and Partridge also build pipelines.
Solid move I think.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||If you were born in 1952 then||
If you were born in 1952 then at least you witnessed 3 Lions Championships (1952, 1953, and 1957). I've witnessed 1 Lions playoff win my entire life.
|5 weeks 7 hours ago||I wish him well and hope he||
I wish him well and hope he starts at ISU. I just wished we had more depth.
|5 weeks 7 hours ago||Darn.||
|5 weeks 11 hours ago||I was wondering if they used||
I was wondering if they used Super Bowl era playoff wins only - but the Packers have 26 playoff wins in the Super Bowl era.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||"The best HS players in Ann||
"The best HS players in Ann Arbor play for Michigan State." -RCMB
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Since a "raider" is||
Since a "raider" is technically a pirate, shouldn't they relocate to the coast of Somalia then? The NFL wants to increase its international presence.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Mason Cole was rated the same||
Mason Cole was rated the same as Tarik Black is and Kalis the same as McCaffrey.
I guess I am a dork, because I get excited over every OL top 250 recruit - and I was thrilled to see Cole. I figure we need several 4 star+ OL recruits every year. It doesn't matter if we have a great QB, WRs, and RBs if we have a porous OL.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||No one gave two thoughts||
No one gave two thoughts about Cole?!?!
You do realize 247 Composite rankings had him as a 4 star that was #8 nationally at his position and #127 overal regardless of position. He was highly regarded.
247 Composite had Kalis as a 4 star that was #3 nationally at his position and #49 overall regardless of position. This isn't that much higher than Cole.
|6 weeks 1 hour ago||Yes, we have enough RB talent||
Yes, we have enough RB talent in AA and I like O'Maury Samuels.
We need to worry more about securing the Oline than our RBs. We could run all over weak teams, but everytime we played a decent Dline we couldn't get anything on the ground.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||I am not part of the "cult"||
I am not part of the "cult" of Fleck as you say. However, you illustrate a lot of negativity surrounding Minnesota right now. Shouldn't they be happy to get a new coach coming off of a 13-1 season and some new recruits above their average?
You keep saying that thes players didn't have commitable offers from BigTen schools, but that is not true.
The QB that Fleck is bringing with him to Minnesota had offers from Louisville, Cincinnati, and Wake Forest - that isn't horrible. Other players show offers from Illinois, Louisville, Purdue, and Syracuse. No these players aren't great prospects, but I don't blame Minnesota fans for being excited to go from all bad news to some level of positive news.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||3 of the 6 flips have a||
3 of the 6 flips have a higher 247 rating than Minnesota's average. Remember, Minnesota had been deadlast in B1G recruitng (0 4-stars, 15 3-stars) and WMU had been 1st in the MAC (0 4-stars, 18 3-stars) before the flip. So they both were sadly recruiting roughly equivalent.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Except the 24/7 Minnesota||
Except the 24/7 Minnesota message board, which was saying the same stuff as Huge...
|6 weeks 3 days ago||I don't think he was pulling||
I don't think he was pulling out of thin air, but rather online. The Minnesota 24/7 message board thinks Fleck was offered.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||No offense to Brandon||
No offense to Brandon Justice, but anyone with half a brain knows that NCAA rules exempt the SEC from NCAA rules.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||He has made the playoffs in 2||
He has made the playoffs in 2 of 3 years - for the Lions that is great. People were happy to fire Wayne Fontes, he is our Vince Lombardi looking back retrospectively.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||I am still hitting F5 on||
I am still hitting F5 on Ronald Johnson.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||I love this kid even if he||
I love this kid even if he doesn't choose Michigan. Most kids seek extra attention...he just wants to show up and take care of business.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||December 2014 was a very dark||
December 2014 was a very dark time.
We had scandals from our AD, concussions, and Hoke lying about our kicker's alledged raping of a felow student - he said the kicker missed games due to family issues.
We were 5-7. Our previous bowl game saw us get annilhated by Kansas State in a lower tier bowl. We scored 1 touchdown in garbage time in our previous 3 games vs MSU. Our offense was a total joke against even mediocre teams. Our recruitng class was in the bottom three of the BigTen.
Then we hired Harbaugh...back to back 10-3 seasons with more close losses than close wins. Back to back top 5 recruitng classes. No major institutional scandals.