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|1 hour 1 min ago||Portugal is one of the top||
Portugal is one of the top teams in the world year-in and year-out and has one of the top players in the world. They are much better than Mexico.
I probably should have said "could be seeded" instead of should. Rankings aside, they're easily one of the best non-seeded teams in the WC.
|3 hours 1 min ago||Holy smokes LA is hispter||
Holy smokes LA is hispter central. Drive through Silver Lake or Los Feliz and that's all you'll get.
|3 hours 6 min ago||Not really, in terms of||
Not really, in terms of football recruiting. Both northern CA and SoCal have tons of talent, and it varies year to year who has more (not to mention parts of central CA like Fresno and Bakersfield representing well).
|3 hours 9 min ago||You could take that as a||
You could take that as a legit cause for concern. However, it's hard to tell who would really want Speight or Sills after they were offered. Sills has few offers since he has been committed to USC for so long (though Rivals shows a Clemson offer in addition to SC and UM). Speight is similar, in that he was more unknown before he committed but has since been named the Virginia HS POY. If he was still open, who knows what kinds of offers he'd have by now.
But both years, our coaches have either heavily evaluated or offered (Rosen) top-rated, guru approved QBs. Last year we passed on Cornwell for Speight, but Cornwell was close to getting the offer. This year, Rosen got an offer, and other top-rated guys have been on the short list. So it's not like we've only gone after the under the radar guys.
|3 hours 18 min ago||But the problem is that if||
But the problem is that if the groups were made in any normal way, the US should be the second best team in their bracket, or should be third behind a seeded team and team similar to us. Instead, we are in a group with 2 teams who should both be seeded, but for some stupid reason, are not. There is no reason Portugal shouldn't be a seeded team.
There is absolutely no reason why Mexico is the second best team in their group and we are the third. That's absolute horse shit. Mexico made it in by the skin of their teeth and should be the 4th best team in their group.
|3 hours 30 min ago||That's incredibly absurd.||
That's incredibly absurd.
|3 hours 46 min ago||There's really only one name||
There's really only one name on that list worth considering, so that's not a great argument. And Peterson has had Boise running a lot longer than Hawkins did. I think Peterson is a much better coach than Sark and Washington fans should be thanking Pat Haden right now.
|3 hours 50 min ago||Agreed. I'm not a huge fan||
Agreed. I'm not a huge fan of Dillman. If we ended up with him it wouldn't be the end of the world, but he's not near the top of my wish list.
|3 hours 52 min ago||Their school has already||
Their school has already passed muster for good FBS schools, including Michigan, twice. I would stop worrying about it.
|3 hours 55 min ago||We need to beat Ghana and we||
We need to beat Ghana and we need them to beat whoever loses between Germany and Portugal. Then we have a shot. Getting a tie against Germany or Portugal would also be huge.
|3 hours 58 min ago||My brother-in-law is a ticket||
My brother-in-law is a ticket broker and is in Brazil right now. If you have trouble getting tickets, let me know and I'll give you my email address and put you guys in touch. That goes for anyone else too, obviously. Except M-Wolverine. I hate that guy.
|4 hours 39 min ago||Has this been updated since||
Has this been updated since the last time it was posted? JK, you post something that was already posted before hahahahahahahahahaha loser.
|4 hours 40 min ago||In the old system it was even||
In the old system it was even better. In the previous system, you got a -1 if simply more people negged you than pos'ed you. Big deal.
But before that, you saw the real score. Some people would get to -5 simply for having a controversial point, which is not a bad thing, or simply disagreeing with the majority opinion (like defending Borges or saying you like the big sign on Stadium). The actual bad posts, however, would get like -50 or more, which made things a lot clearer.
|4 hours 57 min ago||In terms of your second||
In terms of your second point, you cannot acuse these coaches of being lazy with QB evaluations. They have clearly done tons of eval before giving out any offers, so I really think point #2 should be thrown out the window.
As for point #1, some of that could be accurate (certainly the part about SC no longer wanting him) but that has nothing to do with his QB coach. And I'm sure these QB coaches will push their own kids, but there are a lot of QB coaches out there who are doing the same. And there's also a reason certain kids become the top prospect training with the top QB coaches, and it's not because they suck. Clarkson has his own reputation on the line as well.
But I think it still comes back to my first paragraph. Borges and our other O coaches have been extremely diligent when evaluating QBs which is why it has taken them so long every year to offer their guy. I can't imagine they just offer Clarkson's top guy every year and call it a day.
|5 hours 50 min ago||That shouldn't trouble you.||
That shouldn't trouble you. It's not like Borges is getting kick backs for offering his kids. The likely scenario is Borges thinks he's a good QB coach and, since they're friends, he's telling Borges which kids he thinks are the real deal.
|5 hours 54 min ago||And they are both enrolling||
And they are both enrolling early and have already filled out their academic paperwork. They're accepted. I don't think this is an issue.
|1 day 3 hours ago||Mone will be a monster I have||
Mone will be a monster I have little doubt about it.
|1 day 3 hours ago||I doubt McDowell is scared of||
I doubt McDowell is scared of guys who have gone two years without seeing the field. Realistically if be between him, Heitzman and Beyer, and that's if Beyer can add the weight to be a 5-tech full time. Beyer must just as easily move back to SAM now that Gordon has graduated and there isn't another clear option after JMFR. That leaves Heitzman, McDowell and Godin/Strobel, both of whom haven't shown much at this point.
|1 day 3 hours ago||Rivals also underrates most||
Rivals also underrates most of our recruits, in my opinion. Not all of them, but Lawrence Marshall should be at least a top 250 guy if not 100 and there's no reason for Bunting, Canteen and Ways to be left off the 250. The only reason those guys don't catch tons of balls is if there just aren't enough balls to go around. Balls.
|1 day 8 hours ago||Both. We have lots of||
Both. We have lots of graduate students and our grad students often weren't m undergrads (which a much higher percentage are at lesser schools). Better schools also tend to have less attrition and graduate their students on time (or even ahead).
|1 day 9 hours ago||Obviously no school will have||
Obviously no school will have all of their alumni care about sports, but by and large M grads love M football.
|1 day 18 hours ago||Probably not. Very similar||
Probably not. Very similar mold to De'Veon Smith and Green.
|1 day 18 hours ago||I know you're kidding, but||
I know you're kidding, but Winston is in good shape.
|1 day 18 hours ago||Well, you just described the||
Well, you just described the fanbase of at least 15 schools. Remember who we were going to get? Like every major football coach past and present was looking at real estate in Ann Arbor 3 years ago. And I just went through all of this with USC fans. It was probably Gruden, but at least Jeff Fischer. They would spend $6mill a year if they needed to.
Then they hired a barely .500 career coach with 5 years total HC experience.
|1 day 19 hours ago||Yeah, that's ridiculous.||
Yeah, that's ridiculous. Alabama has money, but Texas has money. Alabama is like Jay-Z and Texas is like Warren Buffett.
|1 day 19 hours ago||I don't think that would||
I don't think that would shock the sports world because people have known that's a possibility for a while. I don't expect Winston to get charged, but it's not going to shock the world if he is.
|1 day 19 hours ago||This is actually true. An||
This is actually true. An Alabama fan shot another Alabama fan BECAUSE THEY WEREN'T UPSET ENOUGH. What they would do if this happened goes beyond my imagination.
|1 day 19 hours ago||No wonder people always look||
No wonder people always look at me weird when I say "unregardless."
|1 day 19 hours ago||Ways will be better than||
Ways will be better than Harris. You heard it here first (well maybe not first). That is not a knock on Harris, but Ways is legit.
|1 day 19 hours ago||And after Saban goes to Texas||
And after Saban goes to Texas Alabama is going to poach Hoke. He won't walk there, mind you, but with that Alabama money he can take a limo all the way to Tuscaloosa.