January 3rd, 2019 at 8:33 PM ^

From your lips to Harbaugh's ears:

“I think he’s as smart as they come,” Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables said of Saban. “I think he said, ‘These are the things that hurt us, so let’s do it to them.’ ”


January 3rd, 2019 at 8:33 PM ^

On the hoops broadcast Dakich was talking about how Saban doesn't text and only talks to recruits over the phone. 

Unlike the Ole Miss staff, Nick watched The Wire. 


January 3rd, 2019 at 8:37 PM ^

easy to get evidence through texts, harder to get evidence through phone calls unless recorded.

you get 100, get 50, get a get a can walk get 50,000...

I wonder how much alabama spends to recruit because saban was a terrible coach at MSU and in the nfl and if Harbaugh wins 10 games this year he has the same record as saban at LSU after 5 seasons. (Championships not included of course)

Blue in Paradise

January 3rd, 2019 at 10:50 PM ^

I agree with this - the NCAA has convinced us that rich old men giving money to mostly poor young men in exchange for their football talent is somehow dirty or wrong.  It is called capitalism and their is nothing wrong with it.  

If someone wanted to pay me to do their accounting when I was at Ross, nobody would have a problem with it.  The only thing dirty is the NCAA itself.

Michigan openly flouting the rules a la Bama and Georgia would help being down the current rotten system faster.


January 4th, 2019 at 9:37 AM ^

There are some issues with paying players; like how do you make this happen in a way that doesn't kill smaller schools. 

That said, I'm really bugged by the fact that the B1G and the NCAA make huge bank on NCAAF and the players are sitting there with no money. 

I do wonder if you did pay the players if UM would come out better than many SEC schools because of our huge fanbase, our national footprint, and ability to generate a large amount of money. 


January 4th, 2019 at 11:17 AM ^

you don't pay players without killing most schools. Title IX would make that impossible. You pay 85 football players you better pay 85 female athletes or it won't fly. If you argue differently...share with me why so many small market men's sports are sacrificed to keep scholarship equity. That matter how deep the UM pockets, rulings to allow payments would not open a UM floodgate. Any money UM paid, would be matched by Bama and Clemson, ON TOP of the money they are already paying...we wouldn't gain on them, their players would simply make more. And conversely giving unlimited opportunity to Michigan would simply flip the field...and that's not fixing it either, it's simply shifting what is wrong with the current face of college athletics from one school or conference to another. Stop being  a self serving homer.


January 4th, 2019 at 4:21 PM ^

yes. We were in Alabama for a track meet. Decked out in maize and blue, a kid in a new jeep approached us and asked what UM was like, he had just signed his LOI...we joked it was a lot colder than Tuscaloosa. He asked how players were taken care of, we replied with regard to the importance and football traditions, stadium, etc...he said....'nah nah, not that how do they get boy just signed with Auburn and they showed up with a new caddy for his momma and 100 K in the trunk...we suggested maybe he picked the wrong program if that's what he was looking for. Wouldn't you know he left the program his sophomore yeah first hand.

Also, knowing a kid who was a mid level player in columbus...when asked by his mom if he needed anything, needed money etc...his reply was no, I have so much cash I can't spend it fast enough, envelope handshakes after practices, cash in lockers as boosters showed love...can't even imagine if he was as talented as say Terrel Pryor etc... so yep I've seen it, heard it, know it. And I also understand no program is squeaky clean, just some are more open and blatant than others.


January 3rd, 2019 at 10:11 PM ^

Tuscaloosa is NOT East Lansing. You guys kill me on here. Just because someone is successful they are crooked and just because another program is winning consistently then they must be doing something wrong and its because their players are stupid and they could not possibly get into Michigan academically. Get a clue. College football at that level like ALL college sports is dirty including your beloved Wolverine program. As far as academics, how many Michigan players are majoring in "General Studies" and just what in the hell is that? There is much truth to the Michigan fan base being the most arrogant in college football and just why they are makes you scratch your head? All of the bitching on here about Harbaugh is flat out ignorant. He has had THREE 10 win seasons in FOUR years and in his down year he won 8. He didn't walk into Ann Arbor like Meyer did in Columbus where Tressel had already modernized the program. Meyer also walked into Gainsville to a LOADED roster that Ron Zook had recruited. Much different walking into the depletion of Rich Rod, Brady Hoke and that idiot David Brandon and they damage that was done to a program that was stagnated under Loyd Carr who was an AVERAGE coach to begin with. If Harbaugh takes an NFL job then the Michigan fan base would shit its pants and the cries would be heard from LA to New York. Then, if a guy like Lincoln Riley was hired they would blast him for not being a Michigan Man and call him an ignorant Southern redneck because he speaks with a southern accent. Absolutely ridiculous. 


January 3rd, 2019 at 10:36 PM ^

There is evidence to support the payment in monetary ways is happening in the South but as you say other places as well...but you're fucking naively dumb if you think the South isn't doing it a helluva lot more and frequently.  It's not a conspiracy.


The bitching about Harbaugh is because he's got dudes on his team but is seemingly running an antiquated offense, as well as complex, and it doesn't need to be with the athletes occupying the roster.  Don't care what fancy stats say about a theoretical top-25 has often been shit against teams who were good.  And the defense..well that's another story.


January 4th, 2019 at 9:59 AM ^

Being in the South has nothing to do with it. Are you old enough to remember Southern Cal in 2002-2005? That's out West remember. What about Ohio State? That's South of Ann Arbor of course. I'm sure Jim Harbaugh has forgot more football than you will ever know enough to coach it other than youth ball. If there is any bitching about Harbaugh then it should be against his team management style. He is former NFL player so he wants to keep his hands in the offense which takes away management of the entire program. He is NEVER going to hire an OC at Michigan and let that go so you can forget that. 


January 4th, 2019 at 10:17 AM ^

Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) is an undergraduate degree offered by many colleges and universities in the Western world. The history of the general studies concept is coeval with that of the medieval European university (where it existed under the formal Latin designation Studium generale).

The BGS offers students the ability to design a unique degree plan while meeting their academic institution's general requirements. This flexibility allows students to complete a bachelor's degree that offers an element of individualism absent in many other degrees specific to a particular discipline. A BGS holds the same value as other degrees in liberal arts or sciences and is often referred to as an "interdisciplinary" degree, which allows students to build strong arguments based on information from a broad range of topics.

In the United States, hundreds of colleges and universities offer BGS programs. Students typically can choose from concentrations in a variety of areas. Examples include University of Michigan[1] Western Illinois UniversityUniversity of Connecticut,[2] University of Miami,[3] California University of Management and Technology(CALMAT), University of Nebraska at Omaha,[4] William Carey University[5], and Charter Oak State College, which offers a BGS degree with a wide variety of concentration options.[6] Regent University is one of few Christian universities to offer a general studies degree.[7]

Despite its name, Columbia University School of General Studies does not offer a Bachelor of General Studies.