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|6 years 33 weeks ago||Wait wut?||
Jake is Matt Ryan's brother for realsies?
|6 years 33 weeks ago||Yeah||
I guess I figured they would red-shirt Gardner and if Avery is as smart as they say maybe he can do a little bit of both, particularly if he's not going to be starting for a few years. It would be a way of getting him on the field.
|6 years 35 weeks ago||Its hard||
to say who is or was a sleeper until they play college football and prove themselves at that level. David Harris was a sleeper. Mike Hart was a sleeper. Vincent Smith if he stays injury-free will be a sleeper. Vinopal, Ryan, Johnson and the others we'll just have to wait and see.
|6 years 35 weeks ago||Excited about Niko||
That dude could be a good one. If most of that is muscle. If not, Barwis him.
|6 years 35 weeks ago||Yeah||
I feel like good walk-on kickers and punters could be found without wasting a scholly. A lot of great college kickers and punters started off as walk-ons.
|6 years 35 weeks ago||Care to share who this sleeper might||
be? And don't say Ricardo Miller...
|6 years 35 weeks ago||Interesting||
It seems that a good amount of those walk-ons were out-of-state prospects. I'm glad we're able to pull them from out-of-state.
|6 years 35 weeks ago||What are RR's traditional walk-on positions???||
I know that RR likes to get a walk-on FB, is there another position that he traditionally looks to get walk-ons to fill? I feel like it would be a good place to get potential lineman with good fundamentals who just need a few years to gain some size. That would help shore up our line depth on the cheap (scholly wise).
|6 years 35 weeks ago||What are Michigan's entrance standards for athletes?||
I know it has been discussed somewhere before but I can't recall. What is the min. GPA, ACT/SAT to be eligible?
|6 years 35 weeks ago||I guess there's no way Vos would give up that scholly||
Sigh. A 6'8" TE would be awesome. I think 230 is a little light though. The dude must be too slow or have bad hands because I would think with that size some higher profile schools would be after him. It would be cool to take him at Michigan and have him be a dual athlete...
|6 years 35 weeks ago||Oh yeah||
As far as money is concerned I guess that would rule out the vast majority of out-of-state kids from being walk-ons considering the tuition. Does anyone know how many of the walk-ons over the last two years have been in-state vs. out-of-state? I guess it's good that that's the case as it helps RR build his Michigan base by taking lesser rated kids from local high schools.
That being said there is still a chance that they can earn a scholly so that might provide some incentive for some of these kids. This is why it's so important for Kovacs at the very least to obtain a scholly.
|6 years 35 weeks ago||Out of curiosity||
What are the academic standards for preferred walk-ons? Do they have to get into Michigan via the application process or is there a little more leniency academically if RR says that he wants them?
|6 years 35 weeks ago||Good||
He's an MLB right? I'm glad we're supplementing our position there. Any other info on him?
|6 years 35 weeks ago||Agreed with AAAMichfan||
This will come off us as condescending but in all honesty I don't care. I'm a Brazilian who has had a lot of experience with corruption. For those who have only lived in this country it is hard to understand just how pervasive it can be and how matter-of-fact someone who has lived in a third world country can be about it. That's just the way it is.
To clarify because this may be the source of some posters' agita. My comments about corruption have absolutely nothing to do with the individual people of Haiti and are in no way racially/ethnically/ or otherwise motivated. Corruption is a sad fact of many developing countries that lack strong institutional systems. To say that there is corruption and that money will be stolen is to state the truth, nothing more.
It's a terrible thing to hear but it's the truth. We should give money to help these people through this horrible experience. Please do not be naive enough to believe that one dollar of donated money will "transform" the country of Haiti. As I stated before, money is not the solution to any country or person's problems and to think so is both naive and in a sense condescending as it simplifies both a country and its people.
Please read what I write carefully before critiquing my thoughts.
|6 years 35 weeks ago||No you're wrong||
By armaments and I am referring to weapons such as assault rifles and the like. Haiti was a battleground between Rebels and Aristide supporters. A lot of this money will most likely end up funding the arming of those two groups.
P.S. The point system on MGoBlog is the equivalent of a Gladiator fight at the Coliseum. It's not about who is wrong or right but about how much blood is spilled in the sand.
|6 years 35 weeks ago||Why there has been such an outpouring of support for Haiti||
Something else important to note is the old adage: "It's better to give than to receive." For Americans struggling at home it helps to put our struggles into perspective and focus on helping others. We feel better about ourselves as a result.
|6 years 35 weeks ago||In Total Agreement||
with the above statement. That being said the US is, for the time being, the world's only superpower; as such it has a responsibility to help struggling developing countries (it helps if we have a financial or political interest in doing so). And Haiti is within our hemisphere and for any other country but ours to take on the responsibility of its development would reflect very poorly on us and damage our reputation abroad.
In all honesty I would be complaining more about the cost of the wars we have been fighting. Those wars have hurt our country's financial bottom line a lot more than the Haiti relief effort.
On another topic, I think donating money is probably less effective than we would like to think considering that most of that will be lost to corruption (to be honest, it will probably be funneled into armament purchases as opposed to the purchase of essentials). The only solution would be for the US or UN to create and impose a new government infrastructure for Haiti. We saw how well that worked before...
|6 years 37 weeks ago||As a native Angeleno and UCLA/Mich fan||
I can tell you that one of the big problems that UCLA faces is the fact that it is a public institution. Like Michigan, California is going through some major budget issues and this affects all of its state academic institutions. UCLA in many cases has to share its piece of the pie with all of the other UC schools as well as the Cal State schools. This has a significant impact on its ability to recruit as well as its coaching staff.
Rick Neuheisel has done a good job of working within that by convincing Norm Chow and Darrell Walker to join the staff but he does not have the resources that a wealthy private institution like USC does. And of course when you're going head to head with USC for all of these players you're going to lose out the vast majority of times. That being said, Rick has done a better job of late in getting talent to commit to UCLA in these head to head recruiting match ups with Carrol. The pending USC sanctions should really help UCLA attract the local kids as well.
Moreover, UCLA has been plagued with injuries to its starting QBs (if you think there is a Michigan *insert position here* hating God I can tell you that Loki himself makes a career out of smiting UCLA quarterbacks) over the last 5 years or so. When your 1st and 2nd string QBs are out for seasons on end it is hard to garner the necessary talent to pull off a victory.
|6 years 37 weeks ago||Maybe he got wise to us||
And switched planes? He could be on the Domino's Express Delivery Plane with Brandon now.
|6 years 37 weeks ago||Alright Keanu||
You do love to play Devil's Advocate...
|7 years 5 weeks ago||2005 Rose Bowl||
Unfortunately they had Vince Young on that Texas team. Otherwise it was awesome.
|7 years 5 weeks ago||Yeah||
Dude took a piss at the bar at skeeps, I mean he literally pissed on the bar. Huge douche. Huge.
|7 years 5 weeks ago||Well||
Whatever he says now, he was claiming to anyone who would listen that RR didn't want him to be there (don't know if RR said that but I imagine that was his interpretation or he was just making up excuses). I can say that he ended up taking a piss inside Skeeps and reinforcing the negative opinion everyone already had of him.
|7 years 5 weeks ago||Yup||
West Quad is the best quad.
|7 years 6 weeks ago||Zoltan is Awesome||
Lived in the dorms with him my sophomore year. Nicest guy around. What was crazy was there was a huge marijuana bust on our floor. Like 8 kids on our floor were fined. Glad he didn't get caught up in that.
|7 years 6 weeks ago||Hmm||
My guess is D-Rob plays second string QB for the next two years and then redshirts and moves to CB for the remainder of his scholarship.
|7 years 6 weeks ago||Yup||
Sigh...it's the circle of life.
|7 years 6 weeks ago||Hmm||
I have a strong temptation to submit this to fail blog.
|7 years 6 weeks ago||Well||
Only if the salt grain is dedicated to the system. Otherwise it wouldn't be fit to come out of a shaker.
|7 years 6 weeks ago||Well||
I wouldn't even take an s star star t in one so neg points for Pitino.