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08/13/2018 - 9:27pm Or a group text to "Bring…

Or a group text to "Bring your shoes to practice" followed by an "okay line up and hold your shoes up".

08/13/2018 - 9:26pm I mean, Michigan jumped on…

I mean, Michigan jumped on this to make sure they were doing the right thing.... and quickly found out it was not an NCAA violation. The NCAA isn't going to stretch to find a violation when it was university initiated, not even with Michigan.

08/13/2018 - 4:28pm I don't get how Florida is…

I don't get how Florida is above Vanderbilt, but then I'm biased.

Also ranking based on public reputation only get you so far, as some of the reputation comes from lists like this.

Class size is also a metric I could care less about; it's something that matters more in elementary school, where here students hopefully know how to get the rescources they need and instead quality of thought, knowledge, and peer competition produce better quality graduates than class size.

08/13/2018 - 4:17pm Not only is finding these…

Not only is finding these monsters by doing more than perusing ESPN's top 250 an actual sign the coaches are doing there job, but more importantly in five years we get to say "the Michigan difference took a 3-4 star and made him a first round draft pick, imagine what we could do with you..."

08/13/2018 - 3:49pm Hope he isn't out for the…

Hope he isn't out for the entire season, those big guys need their legs to be at full strength. 

Hate to be happy at anyone's misery.

08/13/2018 - 3:45pm My brother in law was in a…

My brother in law was in a lab at UM as an undergrad, where the lab made a significant amount of revenue through grants, patents and other partnerships. 

While he had the opportunity to make a pile after he left with a PHD, nobody in that world class lab is making "market value". Let's remember that the primary value of a Michigan education is a Michigan education. I feel that the pay athletes idea holds more water at institutions of suspect learning.

08/13/2018 - 2:30pm I guess if we go conspiracy…

I guess if we go conspiracy theory, if any current player shoes were sold, if that current player still has their issued pair, maybe someone is trying to get the program.

I'm still holding out for the simplest explanation.

08/13/2018 - 2:22pm Look the article has a…

Look the article has a picture of a Michigan shoe with number 52 on it. I'll give that it's likely not all that flimsy and that it was either a former player, or someone on the way out the door. I'm not worried about that but am glad UM is looking into this.

08/13/2018 - 9:12am One additional comment to…

One additional comment to consider is that OSU decision making people may view the band director situation as non-comparable simply because that involved a victim who was a student and part of the university and someone they felt the band director was in fact responsible for. 

I also believe this boils down to whether or not the findings/legal discussions/recommendations indicate they have a solid argument for a "for cause" firing, and unless they look at some of the other situations in detail, part of which I wrote a diary on, I don't believe they will find a "for cause" reason to end the relationship.

08/10/2018 - 10:33pm That's different as far as I…

That's different as far as I know... he's just doing a side hustle with his own buy/sell resell, not exclusive/school issue. 

I also think its different once people leave the program. Selling shoes can make you ineligible to play... if you are no longer playing /shrug.

08/10/2018 - 10:31pm Yeah. I'm simply happy they…

Yeah. I'm simply happy they are looking into this since it slipped earlier in the week that shoes were on the market. 

08/10/2018 - 2:34pm If comcast drops BTN I will…

If comcast drops BTN I will drop them in a heartbeat. I likewise use them for nothing else... and they know it as they know what we all use their services for. I think this is just negotiating a new contract and likely nothing to worry about. 

08/10/2018 - 8:32am An old mount will work fine…

An old mount will work fine.  The only difference is you will want to drill pilot holes for screws first with a masonry bit, and then use slightly larger (than the hole) masonry screws.

08/10/2018 - 8:30am If you have a costco…

If you have a costco membership, their TV's are often slightly cheaper, but more importantly, they have the best return policy around. If something goes wrong with that sucker, just bring her back in and they will make it right. 

08/09/2018 - 6:28pm I'm on the Shea-Train.

I'm on the Shea-Train.

08/09/2018 - 6:24pm Not really. I think by…

Not really. I think by change he meant change for the better.... not simply willing to corner a represented victim without her attorney present and try and get her to waive her claim.

08/09/2018 - 6:19pm I would share a drink with…

I would share a drink with the author of this article, whomever it is, even though they are a buckeye.

08/09/2018 - 6:12pm This is good. 

Also,…

This is good. 

Also, consider getting involved in your local community if this is something you care deeply about. Many communities have various commissions or independent groups that make recommendations to city council on a number of budget related issues.

This is especially true if you live in a college town where your city probably gets Community Development Block Grants from Housing and Urban Development based on census data; a portion of which they can allocate to various entities or programs, provided they meet certain low to medium income criteria. Many localities also allocate a portion of their general fund towards various local applicants for aid, such as food banks, shelters, domestic abuse outreach, etc. Even a broke college student can be a voice to recommend to city council that they spend, for instance, a larger than normal portion of general fund on resources for these unfortunate situations, rather than say simply split monies between all applicants regardless of actual need.

08/09/2018 - 12:47pm Okay, im going to come down…

Okay, im going to come down from my hot air balloon and fess up to the fact that I don't have a subscription to provide a more detailed synopsis.

08/09/2018 - 12:35pm I'm okay with this if the…

I'm okay with this if the worst I did was not provide enough detail from a paywall article. The title and op give you his general statement.

Don't expect to get full detail if you aren't willing to pay for a sub. I'm not out to put out of work the guys trying to make a living delivering decent content.

To me it's all just words anyhow untill we start seeing on field results. 

08/09/2018 - 11:28am I agree that teaching the…

I agree that teaching the next generation is a noble profession, but a job that allows you to be at $70k/9months after five years with just a BA from most any college anywhere (and a teaching certificate) is more money than tons of hard working college grads (from these same colleges ) make in 12 months working 50 hr a week as hr professionals, office administrators, accountants, sales managers, etc., ...without nearly the same level of job protection and without a pension after 20 years. That pension is deceptively not factored in to most political statements on teacher earnings. I know teachers who have retired at 42. 

You talk about value to society, but you are then saying public service employees are all worth more when in fact especially at high achivement and educational levels, they are more underpaid vs regular industry. Gov lawyers, securities regulators, gov executives with phds/mbas, auditors, FDA scientists, etc can get 40-60% more in salary private sector. They do it for noble causes. If you pay them higher than private industry based on " value to society", who would want to be anything but.

08/08/2018 - 7:50pm Uche is 241 and still runs a…
Uche is 241 and still runs a 4.5 and I want you to think about that.. and he's going to be plugged in to various parts of the D, and we can do that, because of the way we systematically approach things. -Don Brown
08/08/2018 - 7:44pm The way he said it, it…

The way he said it, it sounds like Don Brown things Hutchinson will be in the rotation this year also (at least to some extent, like go in, empty his battery, come out and get a sip).

 

08/08/2018 - 6:53pm Why is she crossing out…

Why is she crossing out lines from the statement and using pen to change it? Is this amateur hour?

That's not a dig on her, its on her attorney. 

08/08/2018 - 6:49pm Hey ya'll (uses OSU…

Hey ya'll (uses OSU sarcastic voice).

This is actually just a big nothing burger. This interview was from yesterday, possibly yesterday morning. The spun is good, but they have a bit of a delay sometimes. 

From the other article quoting the radio interview of this morning:

He said he spent all day yesterday talking to multiple people who are plugged into this situation and now feels pretty confident in Urban returning.

So it looks like after the interview posted in the spun, he spent the day talking to multiple people close to the situation and changed his tune. 

08/08/2018 - 6:46pm In case you guys want to…

In case you guys want to watch the full Don Brown interview on Youtube.

08/08/2018 - 3:02pm Depends on if they lose at…

Depends on if they lose at home, to whom, and by how much. 

08/08/2018 - 12:45pm Don Brown was scheduled to…

Don Brown was scheduled to talk to the media at noon today, wonder if this comes from that. Need more infos.

08/08/2018 - 11:03am What, that he said Harbaugh…

What, that he said Harbaugh and co ignored him for years?

Are you saying that's indicative that there was a big fight between top programs for him?

08/08/2018 - 9:01am These are good, but I bet…

These are good, but I bet you also also:

4. Under promise and over deliver.

08/08/2018 - 8:50am Bathrooms get humid/wet…

Bathrooms get humid/wet walls more often than other places, so they pick up stuff. Washing with a damp rag with soap and warm water, then rinse and dry with a separate damp rag, can help to start. That's not going to help you now, though.

08/08/2018 - 8:45am You would want to do that…

You would want to do that yellow jacket thing at like 615am while they are still slow, sleeping, and in the nest. 

I like mentoring dark horse/timid but smart employees. Getting them to first fully prepare for a presentation, stand in front of a bathroom mirror for 10 minutes acting like a threatening gorilla,  and then into  the meeting to present, everyone picks up their energy and it's s huge boost of confidence for them.

08/07/2018 - 9:01pm I'm just wondering why you…

I'm just wondering why you all clicked on a thread link with "walmart-wolverine" in the link name.

08/07/2018 - 8:50pm I won't lie,

I'd be happy…

I won't lie,

I'd be happy to see an "Urban Meyer upset at home by Harbaugh" news cycle.

08/07/2018 - 11:23am Brenda had some amazing…

Brenda had some amazing things to say about Michigan on Twitter, things she did not say after visiting OSU. 

I'll take the intuition of a rape survivor any day when it comes to this topic.

08/07/2018 - 11:20am Exactly. The stats don't lie…

Exactly. The stats don't lie.Meyers program has had twice as many verified assaults by players as Michigan's has had over the past 5 years, but Michigan has dismissed 50% more players. 

08/07/2018 - 10:35am Wisconsin ranked low single…

Wisconsin ranked low single digits is the best ranking news possible for Michigan.

We play them early and they could be back to single digits with only one loss at the big house if we play them again for the B1G championship seven games later.

08/07/2018 - 10:26am Let's not go overboard, you…

Let's not go overboard, you just said firing Smith was worse than keeping him.

I believe I understand your intent, that strategically it was the worst move. However its always the best strategy to start doing the right thing, especially if we are talking about public institutions.

08/07/2018 - 10:15am I dare say at this point the…

I dare say at this point the most likely outcome is somewhere in the middle between your two possibilities. 

Look for a public statement from the group, board, president or just AD about new policies, change, better auditing/reporting, zero tolerance, and a statement that the university is conducting a full review (to be concluded but not reported on at some point in the future when the media has moved on).

08/07/2018 - 10:06am I agree with Mr.

This…

I agree with Mr. Miggle.

This committee looks reasonably well designed to impartially review whatever evidence there is in this specific situation.

Where they likely fall off the map is in deciding to not chase any of the verifiable other leads that an actual prosecutor would be all over, essentially looking at his conduct in general and not just this one instance. 

If they do that, I'll be beyond impressed.

08/07/2018 - 9:59am I run across this at work…

I run across this at work from time to time. Famous or successful and or powerful people or companies can be attractive targets for news organizations. There is definitely value in reporting on these: public interest. However some organizations/people are willing to buy and Grant future access in exchange for buy and squash.

I.e. "we will give you a $200,000 finding fee to purchase exclusive rights to this story, and will compensate your loss of a story by giving you two exclusive interviews with an osu coach of your choice over the next year".

 

08/07/2018 - 9:48am She clung to that post with…

She clung to that post with the full support of the board for a long time; it took untill there was sustained national attention showing her inadequate response for that to change. Don't expect that here.

08/07/2018 - 9:28am It really seems like he took…

It really seems like he took Brenda Tracy's talk to heart. I'm glad he had the willingness to let her speak, and to really listen.

08/07/2018 - 7:57am That would be the case if…

That would be the case if this was a stand alone incident, but he has a trail of bloodied women(and men) following him all the way back to Florida.

His own prior statements confirm his lack of compliance off the field...2 years ago he even tweeted that he doesn't care about reporting shit, that he is just here to coach.

08/07/2018 - 7:25am Ease up junior, the entire…

Ease up junior, the entire first page of posts was people saying players should all be paid, that this is rediculous.

08/07/2018 - 7:14am You edited this post to make…

You stopped being anything but a troll  whe you started making the same claim people weren't talking about um shoes, on both sides of the post where a guy brought it to light. 

Unless more comes out, for all we know some sprinter from the women's track team left college early 6 years ago  went back home to NC and asked that guy if he would buy her shoes.

08/06/2018 - 9:28pm Phillips (the owner of a…
Phillips (the owner of a Raleigh, NC shoe store called ShoeCastleTees) told UNC that he had not bought gear from UNC student-athletes in the past, according to the emails. But he mentioned that he had bought school issued shoes from student-athletes at Michigan, University of California Berkely, and Marquette.

That's a really random hodgepodge of schools for a Raleigh shoe store owner to get ahold of. It looks like he is saying that at some point in the past (time unknown), he bought shoes from players at these other schools, including Michigan. I would speculate that these other schools were in much smaller batches as it looks like he got ahold of 13 UNC players as he is based locally. I can't really see the Michigan or Marquette or Berkeley squads making a road trip to sell shoes, or even mailing them out to him.

What we don't know is:

1) if he's just saying that to make it appear that he felt it was okay (but I would take him at his word)

2) When this happened

3) Who it was, and more importantly if they were current players or former players. For instance if Say Wheatley was given a pair of sneaks and then transferred. He might already have several pairs and not much use for them anymore. It's my guess that former players can do what they'd like with their gear.

That being said if I were compliance in the AD at Michigan I'd get ahold of the shoe store owner and see if he had any more specifics on the michigan guy/girl(s), ie when and who.

08/06/2018 - 9:14pm You know what? screw it. I'm…

You know what? screw it. I'm on the MK train.

08/06/2018 - 7:28pm If Dantonio is recruiting…

If Dantonio is recruiting someone that Bama and UM looked at, it's because there's some major issues there that Saban hard passed on, same with Harbaugh.

Some recruits only start talking to you once you offer, so not all offers are actual, you can come play for us offers. I hope your four star works out for you. That sounds like a real good get. 

08/06/2018 - 7:21pm A stroke! what kind of drugs…

A stroke! what kind of drugs are they trying out on those 20 year olds!