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|22 hours 18 min ago||You're exactly right that the||
You're exactly right that the goal needs to be getting into a real conference. Because being good at football by itself, unless you're really good, doesn't make a huge impact on how much money you make. It's all about TV, and if you aren't in a conference with a major TV contract, you won't make shit.
UCF might be way better than Indiana or Purdue at football, but those schools crush them in revenue simply by being in the Big Ten.
|22 hours 27 min ago||Unless you're a fan/student||
Unless you're a fan/student of one of the programs who gets cut. Maybe look at the big picture instead of simply how it affects you.
|1 day 6 hours ago||Why do we think Nova's bench||
Why do we think Nova's bench is short? They played a pretty legit 9 man rotation last night, and I disagree that guys 8 and 9 didn't play much. They played 13 and 9 minutes, respectively and they had 9 points (guy 8) and 4 points, 5 rebouands (guy 9). So their 8th and 9th guys got Donnel and Chatman level production (who were essentially our 6 and 7 guys last night).
So no, I don't think Nova's bench is short at all.
|1 day 6 hours ago||Yeah, I agree. I like how||
Yeah, I agree. I like how we've rotated like crazy in the first half, then gone with what works in the second. Let your young guys come in for spurts early to get them some PT and let your starters rest a bit so they can play nearly the whole second half if necessary.
|1 day 6 hours ago||Honestly, the size in the||
Honestly, the size in the backcourt is not the big problem with that line-up. Although it gives us less length on D.
The two big problems are that it leaves no back-up at the PG position, and size/rebounding at the 4. Outside of MAAR (who is clearly not ready for primetime), we have no one else who can come in and play the 1. And you thought GRIII had issues guarding big PFs last year? Watch Irvin try to do that.
I really like this line up in certain situations - either against teams with a smaller front court or in game-closing situations where experience trumps a lot of other things. Also, if we played a team like VCU who presses and runs, this is a good line up. But for the bulk of Big Ten play, this cannot be our starting 5.
|1 day 22 hours ago||Right, and then Franklin was||
Right, and then Franklin was a hot commodity. And no one is saying Schiano is a miracle worker, just that he's one of the better options.
|1 day 22 hours ago||Fine, but most of those guys||
Fine, but most of those guys either had tons of success at that lower level (Meyer and Tressel) or they worked their way up to big time - they didn't go from lower-level right to big time. Nick Saban coached at MSU before LSU - not exactly FCS, and Miles was at OK St. Tressel won multiple national championships in I-AA and Meyer went to a BCS bowl at Utah. What coach like that is around right now? I don't see one.
|1 day 22 hours ago||Fine. Show me a coach we||
Fine. Show me a coach we have a legitimate shot at that has a better one. There are some, but not many.
|1 day 22 hours ago||No, and I wouldn't want them||
No, and I wouldn't want them to.
|1 day 23 hours ago||I'm not pining for Schiano or||
I'm not pining for Schiano or anything, but I don't get the argument that a guy who has never been a HC (like Herman) is a better option than Greg Schiano. Sure, it's possible those guys turn out to be great. But it's more likely they can't hack it because they either aren't HC material or they just don't have it yet because they've never done it.
|1 day 23 hours ago||OK, but those sentences are a||
OK, but those sentences are a lot different. And even those guys don't guarantee anything.
|1 day 23 hours ago||And just because it didn't||
And just because it didn't work out, that doesn't make it a bad argument. Hoke had, what I felt at the time as well, a very good resume and deserved a shot to do it at a big school. It didn't work out, but that doesn't mean that another coach with a similar resume should be thrown out for that reason.
|1 day 23 hours ago||I agree that his 2006 squad||
I agree that his 2006 squad would not have won the Big Ten. However, he was either able to recruit all that talent to Rutgers while they were still a punchline, identify all that talent or coach it all up. He didn't just luck into a team with a solid amount of NFL talent and win 11 games. Rutgers, especially then, was one of the toughest schools to recruit to. And he turned them into a legitimate program.
I've never said he was amazing. But I think a lot of people forget what Rutgers was like before he got there - they were God awful. The worst BCS conference program, for like 50 years.
|1 day 23 hours ago||People keep saying "Jim||
People keep saying "Jim Harbaugh or bust." What do you mean, or bust? Like we just don't hire a coach and fold the team? That's not how it works. There is no "or bust" option. If those guys don't come, we don't bust, we just go down the list.
|1 day 23 hours ago||Yeah, you could. But Schiano||
Yeah, you could. But Schiano did it longer and in a better league. Ball St and then two years at SDSU is not the same as Rutgers for 11 years.
Look, I know it wouldn't be awesome. But it wouldn't be awful either.
|1 day 23 hours ago||I mean, it depends on what||
I mean, it depends on what average is to you. Take all of the Power 5 coaches and rank them, Schiano is in the top quartile. That's not "average" to me. And considering most of the guys in that quartile aren't coming to Michigan (except maybe Miles), I think Schiano is one of the better guys we have a shot at.
I agree that I won't be excited about a Schiano hire, but at this point I don't think I would be excited with anyone other than Harbaugh. It's easy to rip on Schiano, but if the Plan A guys don't come, who is better? You can always advocate a hot coordinator, and that can be more exciting, but it's also more risky than a guy with 13 years of HC experience. Muschamp was exciting, but wasn't any good. Usually coordinators cut their teeth somewhere mid-level before being a big time HC (McElwain went to CSU, Mullen went to Miss St, Strong went to Louisville).
|1 day 23 hours ago||That's not true. We're at||
That's not true. We're at worst where ND was during the Weis years, if not a little ahead. They had Willingham-Weis, and we had RR-Hoke. That's pretty comparable, I'd say. The thing is, at least we had Carr before that who had some very good teams at the end - they had Bob Davie and the whole O'Leary disaster.
|1 day 23 hours ago||Schiano is not mediocre.||
Schiano is not mediocre. He's a good coach. Part of the reason for his average record at Rutgers is because Rutgers sucked balls before he got there and he turned them from one of the worst D1 football programs to legitimate. His first two seasons he was 3-20, so if you take that period out, he had a good record at Rutgers. Sure, he sucked in the NFL, but so did Spurrier and Saban and Petrino. That's not a huge deal.
Is he good enough for us to hire him? I don't know, but it depends on our other options. If you take out the Harbaughs and Miles, he's about as good as any other option. Not bad, but not worth getting excited about.
|3 days 22 hours ago||Indiana was competitve. So||
Indiana was competitve. So we can be.
|3 days 22 hours ago||Seriously. Obviously it all||
Seriously. Obviously it all comes down on the coach, but we had a winning gameplan. We outgained our opponent significantly. I thought he made smart calls to go for it on 4th down. But when our kicker misses a makeable FG, we get two huge penalties and our receivers miss perfectly thrown balls, is that on the coach? s
|5 days 22 hours ago||So if the news shouldn't get||
So if the news shouldn't get sensationalized over hurricanes and blizzards (both causing multiple deaths), what should the news get going about? Those are both very big deals.
|5 days 22 hours ago||Buffalo traditionally gets||
Buffalo traditionally gets some of the most snowfall in the whole country. More than the UP, I believe (feel free to prove me wrong on that one). This level of snowfall has happened very rarely in the UP as well. Don't act like this is business as usual.
|5 days 23 hours ago||That has to be Grant Perry,||
That has to be Grant Perry, right?
|6 days 24 min ago||Why does Ojemudia have the||
Why does Ojemudia have the shrunken circle? Isn't he a junior?
|6 days 25 min ago||We'll see how long this||
We'll see how long this success lasts. If Horford is their everyday center, I don't see UF doing much this year.
|6 days 28 min ago||Your / is light so I thought||
Your / is light so I thought you were saying Bielfeldt has three huge calves. Which is impressive, even for him.
|6 days 32 min ago||So you don't think he's a||
So you don't think he's a star player? Look, I know he's had some bad games, and some bad plays in others, but he's still the guy opposing defenses worry about the most. Just because he's not as good as you think he should be doesn't mean he's not good.
|1 week 23 hours ago||I'm not Ace, but I have a||
I'm not Ace, but I have a strong opinion on this and it's that a JH hiring would cause most guys to jump back on board and cause many new names to want in. A name (and school) like Michigan coupled with a coach as successful as JH would be tough to compete with anywhere. I'm not saying every 5-star would leave Alabama or OSU to come, but lots and lots of guys with have a completely different view of Michigan and filling the small class would be no problemo.
|1 week 23 hours ago||No one is suggesting that||
No one is suggesting that Kentucky wouldn't take him, but that he might not want to go to Kentucky. Sure, it's possible if not likely that the kid a year in front of him isn't even around when he gets there, but most 5 stars are actually not one and done. If he comes to Michigan, the road might be easier for him to start right away.
|1 week 1 day ago||Where do you guys find these pictures?||
Where do you guys find these pictures?
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