"It's not about last year or who's here or who's isn't here," says your head coach. "It's about getting out here and competing and seeing who is here, and that's where we're gonna go."
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|1 hour 2 min ago||It's surprising to me how few||
It's surprising to me how few people read the front page.
|1 hour 4 min ago||So are you suggesting that||
So are you suggesting that legalizing prostitution would do nothing to reduce human trafficking?
|1 hour 7 min ago||It was an analogy. My point||
It was an analogy. My point was that anytime you legalize anything, they can still be done or used outside of the laws. But it reduces the issues. Consider areas where marijuana has been legalized. When you remove the need for drug dealers and you're able to regulate it, you eliminate a part of the problem. Are some people still buying it illegally? Sure. But you're able to reduce a lot of the problems.
Same can be done with prostitution. When the government can regulate it and there isn't a need for pimps, the problems are reduced. Are they completely eliminated? Of course not.
|1 hour 36 min ago||And that happens because it's||
And that happens because it's illegal. If prostitution were legal in LV like it is in Northern Nevada, the pimp part of the equation would be unnecessary. I'm not saying it's a perfect system in places where it's legal, but it's a lot better than what you're describing.
|1 hour 39 min ago||Harbaugh has an incredible||
Harbaugh has an incredible track record, so anything he does will be OK by me until proven otherwise. Will I prefer he sign 10 NR recruits in this class? No. And I doubt that will happen, but until Harbaigh proves he's not good at identifying talent, I am going to assume that he is. I'm surprised more people are extending him that latitude.
Everyone wants to hire this great coach, but then they complain when he doesn't do things exactly the way they would do it.
|1 hour 46 min ago||I meant when it is done||
I meant when it is done legally. Sure, there are always people who break the law.
Setting a minimum wage doesn't mean that there aren't businesses who decide to break labor laws and pay their employees below the minimum, but that doesn't mean that a minimum wage doesn't go a long way to reduce such a thing.
Setting an age minimum to drink alcohol doesn't completely erase underage drinking, but it greatly reduces it compared to having no law at all, correct?
|1 hour 50 min ago||It's not legal in Vegas. It||
It's not legal in Vegas. It is in all other counties of Nevada though.
|1 hour 50 min ago||It's illegal in Laas Vegas,||
It's illegal in Laas Vegas, so obviously that doesn't apply to my argument. I never said legalization will get rid of all of the problems, but it reduces it by a large margin.
|2 hours 10 min ago||I bet he loses his job. This||
I bet he loses his job. This would hurt recruiting way too much to keep him on. Most parents would not be OK with a coach who bangs hookers on the side while married.
|2 hours 12 min ago||Only the illegal prostitution||
Only the illegal prostitution keeps human trafficking in business. In Nevada where prostitution is legal, there is no human trafficking because there are no pimps and no women are forced to do it against their will. And they get paid real dollars. And because what they're doing is legal, they're able to go to the cops if something bad happens. It's safer for everyone. That's the way it should be.
|2 hours 24 min ago||There's nothing wrong with||
There's nothing wrong with questioning, though when you question someone who is measurably better than you at something, you better have good evidence, and there just isn't a lot of good evidence here. Until Harbaugh proves otherwise, don't you think he should get the benefit of the doubt?
|2 hours 26 min ago||No, this happens to lots of||
No, this happens to lots of teams every year. I've seen lots of CA kids that USC picks up before anyone else offers who end of being high 3-star or 4-star players. They can do that because they have a lot of knowledge into talent rich schools and insiders telling them which kids are legit. And many times the top coaches (like Harbaugh) are able to find the good players before the recruiting sites do.
|2 hours 32 min ago||Just so we're clear - 6'4"||
Just so we're clear - 6'4" 220 still isn't the same as 6'6" 230. And it's possible that one clip of film that MGoBlog has isn't necessarily all of the evidence of that kid's skills, right? Maybe, just maybe, Harbaugh and his staff have more evidence to go on than we do. That's possible, right?
How do I know this kid has control of his body? I don't know for sure, but the one bit of evidence I have in my corner is that Jim Harbaugh offered him a scholarship. So the burden is kind of on you to prove that he doesn't. And if you think so poorly on our coach then you might as well find another team to root for because we're not getting anyone better than him.
|2 hours 36 min ago||These kinds of comments||
These kinds of comments always blow my mind. How in the hell do you know we could have waited a while before offering him? People said the same thing about Levert Hill whose brother plays here, then he committed to PSU. It's very possible that since Harbaugh offered him, other schools were close as well, and if we were his 12th offer instead of his 1st, who knows if we would have gotten him? If come June he had offers from Wisconsin, PSU and Nebraska, he probably would have visited those schools over the summer and may have committed. Sometimes kids feel slighted when the hometown school waits to long to offer.
Point is - if you like a kid, take him. Why wait? Also, we get him recruiting for Michigan at all the camps he goes to and on social media for the next couple years. There's always value in that as well.
|3 hours 42 min ago||It's almost certainly the||
It's almost certainly the case that Harbaugh has access to info about this kid that most of those 127 teams don't have. And Harbaugh values TEs a lot more than most.
|4 hours 44 min ago||No. There are not very many||
No. There are not very many 6'6" 230lb high school sophomores. That is uncommon, and even more uncommon is for kids that age and that big to be able to have any control over their bodies. Just from a physical standpoint, this kid is rare.
|4 hours 55 min ago||But doesn't it seem||
But doesn't it seem ridiculous to you that a random message board poster who has never seen this kid in person is questioning the judgment of Jim fucking Harbaugh? Doesn't that just sound nuts to you? In general, it makes little sense to question the judgment of someone regarding a subject they know WAAAY more than you.
This is like me questioning the judgment of a world rebound heart surgeon on his choice of surgery techniques.
|6 hours 43 sec ago||Because we're in the||
Because we're in the Rivals/Scout era and everyone thinks they're a goddamned talent scout.
|6 hours 3 min ago||Thank you - if this blog||
Thank you - if this blog can't find some urgency, what hope does the team have, am I right?
|6 hours 8 min ago||It's actually not that||
It's actually not that simple. Harbaugh won a lot at Stanford with worse talent than the teams he was beating and we've lost to LOTS of teams less talented than us the last few years.
We will be a talented team, no doubt. Harbaugh has been chasing a lot of very highly rated kids, so if he goes after one not so highly rated, he probably sees something others don't yet.
|6 hours 13 min ago||I definitely like Lord||
I definitely like Lord Middlefinger. He's all of 5'5" and stays at a comfortable distance until Henderson backs up, then he comes up birds blazing.
|6 hours 22 min ago||I don't think accepting that||
I don't think accepting that a very experienced coaching staff is good at identifying talent makes you a lemming. And you're making a HUGE leap suggesting this is a Bo fraternity move. We didn't offer a scholarship to his brother, after all.
|10 hours 11 min ago||I want to see a blog fight||
I want to see a blog fight between Spencer's Invisible Narrator and Brian's Bolded Alter Ego.
|10 hours 36 min ago||Don't forget Gilman - they||
Don't forget Gilman - they gave us Poggi. And Eastern Christian Academy.
|10 hours 38 min ago||Are you getting that from a||
Are you getting that from a TomVH tweet? Because I read a TomVH tweet that Merritt was wearing M shorts, and then a later tweet from him said something like "nevermind, that was Terrence Davis."
|10 hours 40 min ago||I want him more because of||
I want him more because of that.
|22 hours 5 min ago||I guarantee he signs Vince||
I guarantee he signs Vince Young before the season starts.
|2 days 19 hours ago||If it's not the thread for it||
If it's not the thread for it then why are you saying it in this thread?
Harbaugh will have very good recruiting. Will it be as good as OSU right now? No, they just won the national title. No one's will be as good as theirs. But we will be close enough that we can compete. We will have top 10 classes, don't worry.
|2 days 19 hours ago||Joe Staley was a scrawny||
Joe Staley was a scrawny track star in high school. Now he's an All-Pro LT. I'm sure if Dunaway is 6'6" and worthy of a Michigan scholarship, he's got a big frame. I'm not saying I think he'll be a tackle, but I bet he could handle the weight. he could be AJ Williams size for sure.
|3 days 1 hour ago||I was definitely not being||
I was definitely not being sarcastic. As a man, you should know what kind of engine is in your car.