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|1 hour 11 min ago||That excuse flies for maybe||
That excuse flies for maybe 5% of college kids, if that. You could find a way to cut 25 bucks a month out of your budget if you wanted to. I'd bet half the kids who complain about ticket prices smoke 300 bucks worth of weed or drink 300 bucks worth of booze in football season alone.
I paid for my own tickets, and although they were about half then (10ish years ago), I made sure the first $150 bucks I made over the summer went to that. So it's not that students today can't afford, it's that they'd rather spend money on other stuff.
|1 hour 30 min ago||Agreed one bajillion percent.||
Agreed one bajillion percent. I couldn't have said it better myself, and I've tried more times than I should have. You are now on insta-up vote status from me.
|1 hour 48 min ago||Love you Brew mom.||
Love you Brew mom.
|4 hours 14 min ago||Like who? And don't bring up||
Like who? And don't bring up the kids like Ferns who were ranked really high initially only to see incremental drops, because that happens to everyone.
That sure didn't happen to guys like Stribbling or Canteen.
|4 hours 16 min ago||Why does Doyle seem raw? His||
Why does Doyle seem raw? His dad played professional basketball, and one of his biggest attributes is how polished he is. Don't assume that a kid is raw just because he's not highly ranked.
|4 hours 19 min ago||No one said the word "most"||
No one said the word "most" or "majority" but you. I said a lot of people were complaining that this was a bad class, and that's true. Just because >50% thought it was good doesn't change the fact that many on this board complained about how Beilein struck out this time around.
I never suggested that the majority complained, but that a sginificant minority did, which is ridiculous.
|4 hours 23 min ago||I agree with this, especially||
I agree with this, especially with the South Atlantic, that seems to be where a lot of the D1 growth is.
HOWEVA, when the first domino falls on the West Coast, look out. As soon as one Pac-12 school adds it, about 6 more will have it withing 5 years, I'd bet.
|4 hours 24 min ago||Don't get me wrong, I don't||
Don't get me wrong, I don't think VA can support an elite lacrosse program like UVA. That's why they haven't shown up there. But it's enough to support an up-start lacrosse program that would likely never be elite (or wouldn't be for decades). There are a lot of VA kids going to Richmond or Mercer or High Point or Bellarmine, and VT could take the top kids from that group, and the occasion top recruit who wants the be "the guy" at a new program, similar to what Michigan has done, but to a lesser extent.
It's similar to Michigan - UM doesn't rely much at all on in-state kids, but Detroit takes about a half a dozen or so a year, and they don't have the in-state tuition card to play. And Virginia is a much better lacrosse talent-producing state than Michigan.
It looks like about a third of the D1 recruits in VA are ACC or Ivy material. VT wouldn't get any of those, or one every now and then. But the rest, which is about 15 or so guys a year, I'm sure they could get half if they wanted. Those kids would have the choice between playing at a mid-major type school in a crappy league at possibly a crappy academic school, or they could go to a major athletic program at a big state school and play in the ACC on TV (at least occasionally). That would be an easy sell for about a dozen kids a year.
|4 hours 37 min ago||Exactly. So many times over||
Exactly. So many times over the last few months I heard how bad this class was and that it lacked a "blue chip" recruit. Sure, it would have been nice to have Booker or Blackmon in addition to these guys (or more likely, in place of MAAR), but I think it's turning out just fine.
|4 hours 39 min ago||This is exactly right.||
This is exactly right. Michigan has been losing, and the fans are upset about it. Because no one wants to say "Fuck the players" we find everyone else we can blame. Some people blame Hoke, some blame(d) Borges, some blame Brandon, and some blame everyone.
Brandon gets the brunt of it for a number of reasons, but mostly because he's the easiest target. I'm not saying he doesn't deserve criticism for a handful of things, but like you said, if we had won those close games last year instead of lost them, this conversation probably doesn't exist.
|21 hours 4 min ago||I don't go to the games, so||
I don't go to the games, so that's pretty irrelevent to me (and I imagine most of us).
|21 hours 48 min ago||I don't think that schedule||
I don't think that schedule is all that bad. Pretty sweet that we're the first MNF game of the year.
|21 hours 59 min ago||I think you're downplaying VA||
I think you're downplaying VA high school lacrosse too much. In 2014, there are 25 kids from VA signed with D1 schools, including UVA, UNC, Denver, Cornell, Dartmouth and a handful to still solid schools like Rutgers, Army, Navy, etc. This is in addition to a ton of D2, D3 and club kids. Outside of the kids going to the elite schools, I'm sure VT would be able to hand pick the rest of the state initially just to get to decent, and try to pick up the rest of the DC area.
|22 hours 25 min ago||Or Hopkins Lacrosse. Big||
Or Hopkins Lacrosse. Big money maker, but every other sport is D3. I agree with you that these wrenches need to be figured out and although they have an answer, getting to it will be quite difficult.
|23 hours 56 min ago||I would play, but I think I||
I would play, but I think I would go with a CA school over Texas I think. Either SC or Stanford. Texas is big money, but those guys aren't far behind and lacrosse in California is just so huge that some school out here will have to jump. I know it has been talked about among PAC-12 ADs and it wouldn't surprise me if multiple schools jumped at once (or close to at once).
|1 day 4 sec ago||The juxtaposition of these||
The juxtaposition of these last two posts is awesome.
|1 day 1 hour ago||The JMFR was a spin off of||
The JMFR was a spin off of the JMFJ nickname. Jack Johnson's nickname was much bigger and not just a blog thing. In fact, the LA Kings made JMFJ shirts for him when I was here. My Kings friends didn't realize that nickname started when he was in college.
|1 day 1 hour ago||I'm not a huge fan of him||
I'm not a huge fan of him either, but he's entitled to his opinion on this, even if you disagree.
|1 day 2 hours ago||There's a big gap between||
There's a big gap between when your judgment goes and when your gross motor skills go. There have been a lot of nights I was able to open another beer but I still did stupid shit.
|1 day 2 hours ago||Seriously. It's almost like||
Seriously. It's almost like the alcohol impaired his judgment.
|1 day 17 hours ago||I heard that he had such good||
I heard that he had such good grades on the first exams that he could skip this one and still pass.
|1 day 17 hours ago||Yeah, everything I told girls||
Yeah, everything I told girls in college was 100% true too.
|1 day 18 hours ago||Oh jeez. Old news. Not thread||
Oh jeez. Old news. Not thread worthy.
|1 day 19 hours ago||It's not about number of||
It's not about number of sports, it's about numbers of scholarships. Because football has so many scholarships, every school that has a football team has more women's sports to make up for it.
|1 day 19 hours ago||That makes sense. I forgot||
That makes sense. I forgot to take into account that FCS schools have fewer football scholarships to make up for.
That said, it seems that if you do what Michigan did - add women's lacrosse and men's lacrosse at the same time, you have no Title IX issue, you just have double (well not quite double) the expense. If you're a BCS football AD in a major conference, you can probably afford to do that better than an FCS program can afford to add just men's.
|1 day 20 hours ago||I can get on board with that.||
I can get on board with that.
|1 day 20 hours ago||The trajectory he had SDSU||
The trajectory he had SDSU on, they would have gone undefeated or close to it. He took them from an awful team to 9-4 in just two years, you can't expect a whole lot more than that. That doesn't make him a "second tier" MWC coach. He was Coach of the Year in both leagues. That means he was at least one of the best coaches in both leagues. That's what I'm saying.
|1 day 20 hours ago||Disgusted? That's a little||
Disgusted? That's a little harsh, wouldn't you say?
|1 day 20 hours ago||Do you know how difficult it||
Do you know how difficult it is to have success at programs that have sucked for decades? Quite different, yet he had success at both stops. That doesn't make him a second-tier coach. Take a look at where those schools were before he got there.
|1 day 20 hours ago||No one will argue that||
No one will argue that coordinators never make good head coaches, though Jimbo Fischer is a special case in that he was a coordinator and HC-in-waiting at the same school for a long time. And which Stoops are you talking about? Because he didn't do well in Arizona is that's the one. I'm not sure those are the examples you should have gone with. Maybe Charlie Strong is better. Or Mark Dantonio, but even he took a little while, and didn't really have success until his second HC gig.