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|5 days 12 hours ago||So much to like||
I loved the tweet. A nice way of saying, "fuck you Urbs, you lying POS."
|5 days 17 hours ago||2011||
If Bo was that prescient, he would have set the date to 2011 and not 2015. We would all be even happier right now if that had happened.
|1 week 9 hours ago||Yes and no||
I agree that what Ohio State did was mislead the kid. I agree it is immoral, given the circumstances. That doesn't mean a coach with an obligation to future generations of kids should stamp his feet and say Ohio State can never recruit at his school again. If he has a kid who wants to play there, seems to me he has the obligation to keep that channel open. Now, it also seems to me he has an obligation to let the kid know just how those guys deceived Weber, but let's not impugn the Wilcher's motives when there is a perfectly rational explanation that doesn't smack of self-interest as to why he may have gone down there.
|1 week 12 hours ago||Wilcher||
Well, of course he would go down there and listen and be polite. But there is nothing anyone could say to change the fact Ohio State deceived one of his kids to get him to commit. Wilcher is astute enough to understand that is the "take-away" from this incident. The Bucks coaches cannot be trusted. Pass it on to your kids, Tom.
|1 week 3 days ago||Great opportunities!||
Well, it will be easy to sell the top kids in 2016 on the great opportunities to play early they will have at Michigan. If the team plays well this year, especially if it finishes strongly, I expect we will have a top notch recruiting class on defense in 2016, and a lot of them will see early playing time. I hope.
|1 week 3 days ago||Easy answer||
That's because Modell was a moron. He was the guy who gave Andre (Bad Moon) Risien a huge contract when he was almost out of cash--and, IIRC, a fur coat for his wife/girlfriend when he was "recruiting" him. For all that cash, he got a problem player and virtually no production. And shortly thereafter skipped town when he found a moneybags to bail him out. Hard to tell if Irsay Sr (stealth move in the night) or Modell (I can't run my business sanely, so screw you, I found someone to bail me out) was the bigger jackass, but both easily qualify for the finals in any sports owner jackass competition. Other nominees?
|1 week 4 days ago||Never had heard "In the Big House"||
I get to a game pretty much every year. I guess I never really processed that song when it was played, but I did listen to it on the link. My God, what a piece of crap. Now I get why everyone hates it. That aside, awesome recapitulation of the Brandon years. Seeing it all brought together in one place really made me wonder how those years lasted so long.
|1 week 6 days ago||Not only that||
But Funderburke over Lucas? Please. And Crawford over Russell? No way.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Baked potato chips||
Are insane. You want a potato chip, eat a potato chip, not some half-assed, less tasty version that is "healthy" for you.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Shoeless Joe||
He deserves to get in before Pete.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Wait,, what?||
Doesn't Harbaugh do that? i think you just . . .No, you couldn't have.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Hang on Sloopy||
Whenever anyone plays that damn song at a sporting event, whether it be an Ohio State football game or anything else (the Indians play it between the 7th and 8th inning, I think, in every home game). I hated it when it came it, before it had any association with OSU, and I hate it more with each passing year.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Parental responsibility?||
Seems to me the parents of these kids should inform themselves of such issues and be certain their kids understand the risks associated with certain program's philosophies. After all, they are the adults with the most at stake in the school choice.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||The team played hard||
I never got the sense players were not playing as best they could. I repeatedly got the sense that the schemes were lousy, the adjustments were non-existant, and the offense in particular was incoherent. (I suppose there may have been a couple exceptions, but overall the team played hard.)
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Meyer is unlucky||
Poor guy, all those injuries to players who have to end their careers! Never happened to Tressel. Like Moe Green, Meyer is just unlucky.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Guys who respond best to Harbaugh's methods||
Hard to predict who will break out because it seems we are going to be seeing far greater demands placed on the players this year. The guys who break out will be those who fully embrace the challenges Harbaugh presents. Not sure how to tell who those guys may be.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Sleazy?||
You think Urbs is sleazy? Can't imagine why you would have come to that conclusion, aside from the Weber deal and the 25 signees a year and the leave of absence and and stuff like that. I suspect I am missing a lot in this brief summary.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Depends on the facts||
I don't think that OSU counsel would laugh at a demand letter if the facts are as bad as they certainly seem to be: meaning, the coach had the job in his pocket, but said he had to wait until NSD to make it official; meanwhile, he talked with Weber and said things that indicated he would be coaching Weber at OSU, and that was a reason to come there. If there is evidence Urbs knew the guy was leaving--of course, he did--this would give even more reason for concern. I think OSU looks like slime if those facts are established, and I think you have a good lawsuit against the school, NCAA and Big Ten if they don't turn you loose to sign wherever you want without waiting. I doubt the NCAA wants another fight where it looks like a bully and might well lose. And I'm a lawyer too.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||No, pal||
Michigan law graduate with many years of practice, including litigating fraudulent inducement claims.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||You don't need that much||
All you need, I think, is statements such as "I can get you playing like Eliot" or "I am really looking forward to us working together, we'll be a great team" or anything that makes it appear the RB coach was staying--so long as he already had the Bears job, and was making statements like that to get Weber to sign, you'd have a claim, IMO. Those statements in and of themselves would be fraudulent.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||The point is not "we want Weber"||
The point is these kids are being screwed by concealing this information, and it would be good if someone made an issue of it and forced a reexamination of this process.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Disagree||
The inducement is what you say to the person to convince him to sign the contract. If you lie, or fraudulently conceal something that is material to the decision, the person who signs the contract in reliance on that fraud has a claim for recission.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Wrong question||
No one "will be okay rarely, if ever, seeing the field." But the best guys will play, the same as it is for every other position. The question is: Who will surface in this competition? What a difference a coach makes, as we move from anointed successors at QB to full-fledged competition for playing time.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||No way||
There is no way that Weber's decision was based on the fact Higdon signed with Michigan. You walk away from Michigan because there is another, lower-rated back in the class? To go to OSU where the pre-season favorite for the Heisman is in the backfield, and the No. 1 RB recruit for 2016 has already pledged? Not to mention the other guys knocking around that roster? No, that remark (if said) is just a way to justify the decision, which appears to have been made because OSU has been winning, and Weber was unsure when Michigan would begin winning--if you believe the quotes attributed t him by the News.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Weight gain?||
I think Heitzman took off quite a bit of weight last year to play TE. Good chance he feels better at his current weight, and would not have been interested in putting that lost weight back on to play backup DE.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||2016||
I can't imagine being concerned about the 2016 recruiting class at this stage. Harbaugh has a year to work on that, and he pretty much has his hands full with 2015 right now. If we show marked improvement on the field this year, I would bet the 2016 class turns out to be a top 10 class, missing top 5 only because of the low number of recruits in the class.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Don't let him leave||
If we could end up with him and Clark and whomever else, I would be happy. If we could add Marshall, I would be thrilled.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Better things to worry about||
If Weber is worrying about who's ahead of him at Ohio State, it isn't Brionte Dunn he's worrying about.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Getting silly?||
It's been silly for days already. Didn't the media see the final score? Didn't they see how NE outscored the Colts in the second half after the footballs were "fixed"? Didn't they see the Pats run the ball down the throats of the Colts' defense? How anyone can think that whatever happened to the balls affected the outcome of the game is beyond me. If someone fooled with the balls, fine, do something about it. But that game was being won by NE if they had played with a volleyball. Thank God for the snowstorm in the east so the media could carry on obsessively about that for the last couple of days.
|5 weeks 12 hours ago||Brandon?||
Dave, is that you lurking here?