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|2 days 11 hours ago||To hell with ND||
Someone needed to say it.
|2 days 11 hours ago||Fascinating||
And now I know how to solve my deer problem--if only I can get a wolverine and persuade it to hang around my yard.
|4 days 6 hours ago||Futbol?||
although I gather there are some head injury issues with that sport also.
|4 days 11 hours ago||Decommits' careers||
Jake Fisher had a very nice college career and looks to have a shot at being drafted in round 1 of the NFL draft, and Pharoah Brown seems to be doing OK as a TE. Jai Eugene and Marquise Maze seemed to do OK, and poor Demetrius Hart had a bad knee injury at Alabama before transferring/being cut. Jury still out on Conley and more recent decommits. Anyone else who left have a good college career? Fera bounced around from PSU (that must have been a fun time) to somewhere else and was OK, I think.
|5 days 7 hours ago||Money||
Keep their own bowl money, have their own network contract. If they were leaving a lot of money on the table remaining independent, I suspect that would change in a hurry.
|5 days 7 hours ago||Benefit of the doubt?||
Why? Because they are professionals and we're not? Because they have been doing this for years and we have not? Because they have seen the kid play and have talked to him and his coaches and we haven't? Because they have a vision for how they will use him and we don't? Because they can judge his character and we have no idea of the level of dedication he might bring to the game? Because they have been successful coaches in college and the pro ranks and we have not? Oh, yeah, those things.
|1 week 2 days ago||Don't stay level-headed||
Hoke was trying to prove he could win at big time football. Alas, he could not, certainly not on a consistent basis. I don't think we need to worry about Harbaugh's ability to succeed at the highest levels of football. Nor do we have to concern ourselves about the quality of his assistants. Sell out to your enthusiasm, it is going to happen!
|1 week 4 days ago||A.S. Roma 2001||
I happened to be in Rome in June 2001 when A.S. Roma won the Italian league championship. I have never seen a wilder celebration--a huge, imrpomptu parade of people chanting and cheering, marching down the Via del Corso with banners and flags. The parade just went on and on. It exceeded anything in the way of celebration I have ever seen in the US. All night long, people could be heard outside cheering and setting off fireworks. It was amazing, and certainly consistent with the passion described in the linked article. I don't know if there was any violence, but I didn't see any. No couches burned, either.
|1 week 5 days ago||Borderline insanity||
But I really like it!
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Under if we take only 14 or so||
Over if we get up to around 25.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Is he reconsidering?||
Wonder if Ross has begun to reconsider his support for Brandon based on how things have turned around already in terms of how people view the program? If not, I wonder if he will reconsider after watching a couple seasons of football under the new regime? I suspect so.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Dr. Andrews||
I am inclined to go with nationally renowned sports medicine surgeon Dr. James Andrews on this one, especially since he doesn't have a coach he is working with who needs to get down from 88 to 85 players in a hurry.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Thanks||
If elite means consistent performance in the NCAA tournament, that answers the question of who's elite pretty clearly.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Yes and no||
Harbaugh just spent the last few years as the pre-eminent NFL coach in the state of CA, and his QB protege Andrew Luck is the best young QB in the NFL now. Some of his connections may have weakened, but his status certainly has grown. We probably won't see it this year, but in another year or two, I expect Carr-level CA recruiting, if not better.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Orange Bowl 2000||
I am with you on the Orange Bowl uniform. Very cool, IMO.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Kenny Rhoda||
aka The Rodent. Fitting nickname.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Oklahoma?||
Isn't that where a bunch of frat guys were just videotaped singing an incredibly racist song? Why would we want anything good to happen to that school at this juncture? And, as someone stated above, to hell with ND. I hope they lose every game in every sport in which they compete.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Also not a fan of the legends jerseys||
I think your point about putting unnecessary pressure on the kids is a good one. New players also should have a chance to become "legends" by making their own numbers famous as a result of their perfromances. Additionally, failure to perform up to legends standards in a legends jersey makes the whole concept seem a little odd. This is no knock on Devin Gardner, who played with a lot of heart in a dog's breakfast of an offense, but seeing him in Tom Harmon's jersey suggested "this is what passes for Tom Harmon in today's Michigan."
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Long way to September||
Too early to conclude that one of the QBs won't seize the position. Lots of practices to go this spring, and all of the fall--not to mention what the guys may work on themselves over the summer.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Current recruits take notice||
Especially you CA kids that Harbaugh has been recruiting.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Sane OSU fans differ||
I work with a bunch of OSU fans. While they are not afraid of Harbaugh--and, truly, why should they be--they acknowledge that he will make Michigan a much tougher opponent. These folks posting on 11W must be drunk on Urban Kool Aid if they can't see that.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||The more things change . . .||
When I was in college in the late 60's, people were circulating petitions to kill DST in Michigan because it somehow hurt the farmers. Now someone claims it's a health issue. People travel across time zones all the time and adjust fairly quickly. One day a year with a one hour change can't require too much adjustment.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||If Rudock comes and wins the job||
it will be interesting to see what Harbaugh does with Shane. Does he play backup? If he needs more time to assimilate the system, would Harbaugh even consider a redshirt, and have him poised to compete in a year with a fuller knowledge of what Harbaugh needs a QB to do? Would Speight or Malzone show enough to be the backup this year and allow the redshirt? Or is it just too late to even consider this? Given the hype and how Morris was screwed by events (HS senior year lost to mono, no redshirt, thrown to the wolves), is there enough raw talent there to take a step back and see if you can get two good years from him after 2015? Or is he just a guy with a great arm who lacks some of the other things you need in a QB?
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Agreed||
The point about the OL was the best thing about the post. I am surprised and pleased to read all the positive LTT reports. Based on reports to date, I will not be surprised if we have a couple new starters on the line this year, and some OL position switches among the returnees too.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Tressel's comments||
So Tressel says Harbaugh is going to have to do better in Ohio to get to OSU's level? Harbaugh seems to have a somewhat different approach to the issue. If he can establish pipelines with California schools, the significance of recruiting Ohio diminishes considerably. I would also think that, as Urbs leaves more Ohio talent on the table while he scours for national talent, recruiting in Ohio will open up more to other schools like Michigan. It will be interesting to watch this play out over the next several years, especially after Harbaugh brings Michigan back to its prior status under Bo-Mo-Lloyd.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||The Hoke strategy||
essentially required that he be right virtually every time he recruited a QB. Why would anyone think that could happen? People whiff on every position, guys get hurt, or get homesick, or don't want to sit. So you end up with what we had the last two years. Nice to see competition at the key offensive spot.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||So much to like||
I loved the tweet. A nice way of saying, "fuck you Urbs, you lying POS."
|8 weeks 4 days 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.
|8 weeks 6 days 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.
|8 weeks 6 days 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.