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06/25/2018 - 10:06am We need to make osu crash…

We need to make osu crash and burn this year in Columbus. 

06/25/2018 - 9:58am You highlight the word you…

You highlight the word you want to be the link, or type LINK then highlight it, then click the chain and enter the URL.

06/25/2018 - 9:54am The number of runners faster…

The number of runners faster than that who would not break when tackling a 270lb fb is probably 0.

50.11/400 is real fast for anything over 200lbs. We don't want him for the 4x400.

06/25/2018 - 9:47am Man this dude can play.

Man this dude can play.

Super excited, starting to wish I had been a fly on the he wall this past weekend.

06/24/2018 - 9:42am Flawed to the point of being…

Flawed to the point of being laughable because there is no way we outrank schools [(even gamed rankings) have us in the ballpark of]?

In fact, these rankings look at global footprint across a broad spectrum of disciplines, not simply certain fields that say MIT excels in. Did you read the methodology? Are you really saying that MIT is a top university in all major fields of study? 

Secondly, prestige is closely related to brand, but that gets stripped away fairly quickly in individual disciplines where faculty are engaged in actual research and peer review. Your gut reaction that Michigan's "brand" is nowhere near as prestigious as several Ivy's may be an accurate statement in its own right, but it has nothing to do with this study or the intent of this ranking system. Saying "no way" only works when we have polar opposites or the findings are so out of left field that we would have to remove all or most of our assumptions in order to proceed. It's not the case here. Have you considered that the very way many Ivy's operate handicaps them in future global footprint? Large reliance on alumni donor money with reciprocal admittance of their children (who may lack motivation to excel in a discipline and are more internally focused on their family and peer circle?). Michigan on the other hand does its best to assess motivation and desire to learn in admitting students. 

06/23/2018 - 8:12pm It's an interesting…

It's an interesting methodology. I don't disagree that things are gamed, but I would also add that looking at student salaries post graduation without putting that in context is also an incorrect (and easily gamed) stat point. I often wonder when the university asks me for what I'm currently making, and secondly, why they aren't also asking the big questions about quality of life (am I working 80 hours or 45, what benefits do I have- 6 months paid separation leave if I need a change of pace?, do I have vesting or other non-annual benefits?), and location (do I live in a large city where my cost of living is double what it would be in Ann Arbor/most of Michigan?). 

I can tell you that simply using a salary figure specifically lowers Ross's rankings compared to say Booth and many other big city schools that admit only so many students where most of those students stay in Chicago or go to a different large city after graduation. They may be making 20k more than those of us who decided not to work in a large city, but they cough that up and more every year in food and housing.

It's sad that rankings for the most thought intensive institutions in the world would fail to responsibly measure quality metrics to begin with, so this new approach is welcome to me. It may not be perfect and Michigan may not always be 4th, but I really appreciate the dialogue and attempt at getting to a more accurate ranking of global impact. Thanks for sharing.

06/22/2018 - 4:55pm MSU game please for maximum…

MSU game please for maximum psychological impact, even though it's not a home game. 

Nice off season move by Harbaugh and great that Weber is out there willing to offer this support.

06/22/2018 - 1:14pm You don't understand the Don…

You don't understand the Don Brown viper position if you think there are 4-5 star vipers out there we are missing on.

Outstanding pick up as far as I can tell, plus out of Columbus.

06/22/2018 - 1:07pm Did you just say if a…

Did you just say if a football player doesnt singlehandedly beat the rival over 2 years time, that they can't be good?

06/22/2018 - 1:07pm Did you just say if a…

Did you just say if a football player doesnt singlehandedly beat the rival over 2 years time, that they can't be good?

06/22/2018 - 1:06pm Did you just say if a…

Did you just say if a football player doesnt singlehandedly beat the rival over 2 years time, that they can't be good?

06/22/2018 - 11:33am Awesome!!!

Out of Columbus…


Out of Columbus no less. Let's get this guy good enough for at least a second round pick in 5 years.

06/22/2018 - 11:24am This is the kind of person…

This is the kind of person that complains no matter what.

The (arguably) best DC in cfb spends more time and energy than other big program coaches to find a diamond in the rough and instead if trusting his good get and hard work and results, you want to complain because a recruiting service that spent 0 actual man hours covering a player and about .0005 cents of computer processing time to aggregate and approximate his stats and ranking says he doesn't fir a traditional cfb program more than a 3 star ranking.

If Don Brown was getting all 4-5 stars you'd be complaining that he's not doing enough verifying recruits and is going the easy route and just chasing stars.

06/22/2018 - 11:16am A good coach is honest about…

A good coach is honest about what they need from a recruit in order to succeed. 

If the player isn't willing to actually study, go to class, not miss practice, hit the weights hard, and learn a new position, etc, it's not the recruiters fault for not improving, it's the guys motivation. Not saying that's what happened, but if the guy wasn't even willing to visit it's less likely the recruiters fault at all. Please stop posting.

06/22/2018 - 11:06am Are you really complaining…

Are you really complaining that we are about to snatch a future 2nd round NFL draft pick out of Columbus?

06/22/2018 - 11:01am Staying on topic:

There are…

Staying on topic:

There are no five star vipers, sir.

Hudson was likewise a 3 star. 

Are you saying Don Brown should scrap the viper position and body type/playstyle that the position excells at in favor for some Alabama defense? 

06/22/2018 - 9:46am I now like the Lakers.

I now like the Lakers.

06/22/2018 - 9:29am Vandy kind of has a nitch as…

Vandy kind of has a nitch as sort of the Northwestern of the SEC since they have the academics but not really the blue blood legacy. It's also one of the cooler places to live in SEC territory. I'd put vandy lower on the list, tbh.

06/21/2018 - 9:33pm You don't expect Warriner to…

You don't expect Warriner to do his job? 

06/21/2018 - 9:29pm " I don't think anybody…

" I don't think anybody would be shocked by Wisconsin winning in Ann Arbor, though"

I will be shocked. I could see losing to MSU or OSU on the road for sure, but not Wisconsin at home (and not simply because its at home). Wisconsin will be 5 and 0 with the hype, and run into the first real defense they meet of the season when the meet us. Their defense just lost two of their best  line for likely the season and they weren't deep. Even if our D has to play at its best to control Taylor and the occasional non interception, I say our O vs their D is stronger than their O vs our D. 

However if Nebraska beats Wisconsin, we might have a fight on our hands. 

06/21/2018 - 2:07pm Interesting. One point of…

Interesting. One point of contention is that they were asking readers to rank their top commercially available beers. While many Michigan breweries have smaller batch really good stuff that either doesn't make the shelve in your large city far away, or might even be first run in brewery for purchase only, none of that is going to get picked up in a national ranking. As such this is simply a popularity contest. 

Bell/Founders get out of Michigan to national supply because they make enough of it, whereas the really good small stuff gets used up semi locally. If you don't believe me try getting ahold of more than 6 Michigan breweries beers (maybe 12 total beers) from even a large craft brew store out east.

Most of the list is just round robin people voting for local favorites. Unless you honestly think there are only 2 Michigan breweries in the top 24 (albeit the top 2).

Russian River and Sierra Nevada are okay, but they made the top tier simply because they have a large CA distribution. That sort of also makes sense since many more local beers have a smaller distribution range and the local metro areas vote for their own favorites, hence the round robin.

06/21/2018 - 1:35pm Just a guess as to who the…

Just a guess as to who the WR is...



06/21/2018 - 8:58am While i'm totally on the…

While i'm totally on the Harbaugh, Shea, Black, dpj, higdon TEs and the entire defense train, we dont have double the chance of making the playoffs that GA does.

06/21/2018 - 8:47am Man that would be fun, but I…

Man that would be fun, but I really can't afford it.

06/20/2018 - 12:31pm That and I just don't see…

That and I just don't see Taylor putting up Mark Ingram numbers unless it's because their passing game dies.

However the past ten years have been lower classmen heavy (none prior to 2007) with Tebow, Bradford, Ingram, Manziel, Winston and Lamar Jackson.

Wisconsin has 6 games they could possibly lose this year prior to the B1G, so if Taylor's numbers are better this year it's likely because Wisconsin returns the entire OL.

06/19/2018 - 10:04am Going to have to bookmark…

Going to have to bookmark this so I can come back and downvote once they fix that bug.

06/19/2018 - 9:58am Living in spartan nation…

Living in spartan nation with a lot of faculty/athletic coaches in my neighborhood, I can tell you that most dedicated spartans up here feel like since they return almost all of their production and they did so "well" last year, and play OSU and UM at home, that this is going to be their year. 

They feel UM is constantly overrated and that they are constantly underrated, so regardless of any Patterson hype or pre-season rankings, once the season starts things will only get better for them. 

06/18/2018 - 7:57pm You should tweet this out…

You should tweet this out again so MLive can copy your pic for the masses.

05/14/2018 - 3:55pm Industry vs taxable industry

According to my grandfather, his dad made more money in three years running the detroit river for booze from his sources in Canada, than he did in 20 with his own bar in Detroit, playing by the rules, once prohibition ended. 

So let's be clear tlhere's industry and there's legal industry that you can tax. 

05/14/2018 - 3:51pm This deals with PASPA primarily.

The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) makes it unlawful for a State or its subdivisions “to sponsor, operate, advertise, promote, license, or authorize by law or compact . . . a lottery, sweepstakes, or other betting, gambling, or wagering scheme based . . . on” competitive sporting events

 Justice Thomas has an interesting concurring opinion and kind of trashes the severability aspect of this (which could lead down the path you are thinking).However since that is already up to the states, and some states already allow it, I don't see the SC wanting to get involved in that at any point soon.

Interestingly enough, the way the court sums up the pros and cons of the subject (not the basis for their decisions, albeit informative how the "right" decision might vary over decades as public opinion shifts), it indirectly makes the argument that general gambling such as online poker, provide less impact on society (as it doesn't corrupt the athletes).

Supporters argue that legalization will produce revenue for the States and critically weaken illegal sports betting operations, which are often run by organized crime. Opponents contend that legalizing sports gambling will hook the young on gambling, encourage people of modest means to squander their savings and earnings, and corrupt professional and college sports.

05/14/2018 - 11:11am They said

They basically just said we shouldn't have severed the entire PASPA simply because parts of it were unconstitutional, and then failed to go in to detail in response as to why the court argued to do so.

05/14/2018 - 10:48am Cliffnotes

The opinion is here


The legalization of sports gambling requires an important policy choice, but the choice is not ours to make. Congress can regulate sports gambling directly, but if it elects not to do so, each State is free to act on its own. Our job is to interpret the law Congress has enacted and decide whether it is consistent with the Constitution. PASPA is not. PASPA “regulate[s] state governments’ regulation” of their citizens, New York, 505 U. S., at 166. The Constitution gives Congress no such power. The judgment of the Third Circuit is reversed.

05/08/2018 - 10:04am Seems more like click bait since they have dueling articles post

USA Today also listed a different article about the same gala, stating that "Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen turn heads on Met Gala red carpet".

Make of that what you wilst.

05/05/2018 - 10:35am Perhaps miles different but not miles ahead

It was said earlier but I'll reiterrate, Ross has better strategy and Booth, economics, along with the closely related fields for the perspective schools. If your son wants to end up being a chair of the federal reserve, Booth is probably better for him (I use that example because it illustrates that even institutions that founded in classic learning are branching out, and the old standard rules to not always apply). 

Prestige is an interesting thing. Internationally, say anywhere in Europe, if your son says he went to U of C people will think he is a slacker and went to some random school, however, many of them know the Michigan brand and that it is a high caliber school on a number of fronts. If your son want's to work internationally, it's going to get old having to explain how U of C is a top notch school. 

Personally I'd sum up the difference in culture as that between Harvard and Yale Law schools. Both will get you high paying jobs and a choice of careers, but Harvard encourages a more standard academic approach, and Yale encourages creativity and differences. It's also important to note that when perspective employers are looking for candidates, they often expect different things from different schools. They may be willing to pay somewhat more for a Booth education, but they often give those people less creative and less rewarding assignments. I know many Ross people who sacrificed some compensation in their career for other benefits (a paid month off, 6 month maternity/paternity leave, 3 months paid time upon any separation, more stock/reward based compensation, or the ability to work at home 2 days a week, etc).

A final note on salary. The economists at Booth would likely say the numbers don't lie, and $250k average is higher than $190k from Ross. However the Michigan grad in me would counter that most UC grads end up in large cities (Chicago, NYC, DC, SF, etc.), where $250k gets you maybe as far as $190k in Ann Arbor or much of the non-NYC east coast. In short, where graduates end up working during their career drastically impacts their salary, but not necessarily their ability to build a future and career.

Full disclosure I went to Ross, but I did interview at both schools for MBAs. (I did this after a partial government career overseas, so my situation doesn't entirely match your sons). A short story about my Chicago interview because it seems to sum up the difference in cultures.

My Booth interview was an interesting experience, a comfortable interview room with the recruiting coordinator and a second year student (president of several student groups, my A-type personality and fairly personable). It was obvious from the start of the interview that Booth's strategic push to prospective students was that they could come learn from nobel prize winners in economics. I say this because to get me comfortable the recruiter said "look no matter what happens here, you are welcome to swing by the bookstore on the first floor and peruse the textbooks of many of our nobel prize winning faculty. They wanted to know about me and my resume, and after their questions I was able to ask some of my own. 

I asked a number of questions trying to get at, without saying so directly, why I could not simply read these text books written by their world class faculty, elsewhere (what else does U of C offer that I would be unable to get elsewhere). A competitive environment, a world class degree...It was at the point that I asked about our ability to learn from the experiences of our peers through collaborative work and problem solving that I received my first dual blank stare. "But why would you want to learn from other students when you have nobel prize winning faculty"?

I chose Ross, and I'd do so again, but I did take them up on their offer to study the textbooks of some of their famous faculty.

05/03/2018 - 12:38pm I read it like he read Brian's post and sprinkled in a few quote

I read it like Nick read Brians post from the other day on the exact same topic, and sprinkled in a few of his own player quotes. 

Still, I enjoyed the quotes. I'm really feeling like some of the team leadership (Chase, Shea, Gary in his own way), is part of the backbone of what's driving the willingness for players to improve. 

04/20/2018 - 4:11pm Or maybe these hypothetical players go to North Carolina*


04/20/2018 - 8:35am Is there more information you want to share?

This sounds like the Alumni association mafia, which is not my experience.

I'm all for donating to the university and athletic funds, and have been an active alumni association member since graduation, but if a bar goes full Michigan, why is that not enough?

04/19/2018 - 9:42pm Leadership

Sometimes the best way to measure your own leadership is through the lives of the people you tried to impact. As Harbaugh quoted from his days here, and was reflected in All or Nothing (I paraphrase): 

You can't measure the sucess of your season until you see what your players have become, what kind of brothers and fathers they are.

Looking at you, Mork.

04/18/2018 - 9:34pm hey now don't exaggerate

You could say "and recently it has always ended up with a loss* to OSU"


*albeit at least one extremely questionable loss

04/18/2018 - 9:14pm That's mostly because of who is on the CSG

CSG is mostly made up of people who run in that crowd, pretend they do, or cater to people that do. 

On the Ross note (as a Ross grad), if you can't talk business very well things can get messy, so be warned. 

04/18/2018 - 9:09pm These are all good hustle ideas that would work anywhere

At Michigan, the best hustle is to get in good with a professor as an undergrad and do work for them. Work your way up, get good at writing grants, and doing research, whatever is needed, and coming up with creative ideas your donor didn't think of or didn't remember they thought of. If you stick around for grad work, you can start to make actual coin, depending on how good you are at coming up with grant ideas/writing.

I have first hand knowledge of two social science majors (easier for the real sciences) who did that and made enough (saving what they could) through undergrad and ~4 years of grad school to outright buy a house, tuition fully paid off, when they got through their phd.

04/18/2018 - 8:57pm The bitcoin reference

Was to an earlier OT Mineralking argument on the boards, in case you missed it. Unfortunately Mineralkings bitcoin buy recommendation is down 20% from that point in time.

04/16/2018 - 7:33pm If I'm being honest with myself

I actually don't ever expect anyone to go to OSU, not even if they grew up in columbus and their whole family went there, because once you visit anywhere else, life just opens up, and you realize that the sun and sky are maize and blue, and not whatever grey or scarlett color off of the back side of your local columbus strip mall.

04/15/2018 - 3:59pm Tennessee insider just deleted his info on this guy

I saved what I could but, you wasn't all that good to begin with

2019 Recruit: Te'Cory Couch – Tennessee Orange – Medium

The first thing one notices is that absolutely no one site can accurately confirm Couch’s height or weight. He’s either 5’9 1/2″, 5’10” or 6’1″. His weight ranges from 148 lbs. to 165 lbs. Granted, he’s a young man and still in the growing process, as well as putting on muscle, so I went with the highest height and weights listed.

Last season, as a junior, Couch tallied 57 total tackles, 1 sack and 2 interceptions run back for 18 yards in 10 games. Where he truly shined was in passes defended, his agility and speed allowed him to bat 25 passes away from his opponent’s grasp. He back-peddles well and his lateral movements are top of the line. Does not shy away from big hits, but can use coaching on taking the correct path towards the ball carrier. Has the agility to evade blockers. More of a ball hawk than a heat seeker. Hands are good, but better at knocking the ball out of the way of covered receivers. Will need to put on extra muscle if he intends to play safety and defend against tight ends at the collegiate level.

High upside for whichever college Couch ends up with.

Edit: Actually Thanks GOOGLE the site is cache'd here:

04/15/2018 - 3:49pm Yes but that would have to be one creepy IRS agent

Would have to be one creepy IRS agent to determine that you had not claimed your pizzas. 

04/15/2018 - 9:06am Agree about means well and in over his head

Wanting to form an 'Audit and Risk Committee" and promote compliance and risk Management will pretty much end up with simply another committee and programs in place to protect the university from fallout of compliance issues. 

I know he's coming at this from his background as a financial advisor and probably a decent understanding of corporate audit/board requirements, but, a public university is an entirely different animal, and the board needs to be beholden to all aspects of the university, teachers, students, and local community. 

He should consider just making an independent audit and compliance committee with an open door policy where the board and its employees are paid by the university but hired and fired by the state legislature, or at a minimum the entire board of trustees. Once the committee's function includes risk management, it starts seeing things in grey and looking at potential fallout of required disclosure as a risk, and here we are with MSU after they applied their risk management strategy for years in covering up Nassar's mess. 

04/14/2018 - 2:08pm Just because it is the internet and you know...

I'm also going to add that it looks like your friend doesn't have the last name you think he does. 

There is a part time police officer for Lathrup Villiage, Officer David Ember (not Imber). (Although it would not entirely surprise me if city council had gotten his name wrong and it was not corrected in the minutes, but again this is all I have to go on). 

04/14/2018 - 1:58pm I dispute that he's not covered

It's likely going to take some work as I detailed above, but he should be covered.

04/14/2018 - 1:48pm As a vet...

I can't give you any guarantees, and I'm not telling people not to donate to this cause, but you should forcefully encourage your friend to go to the Ann Arbor VA and I'd be extremely surprised if they did not treat and cover this. 

Brain cancer in a 37 year old who was overseas in combat, was in a semi-specialized division, and possibly even shot sabo/depleated uranium rounds in practice or downrange...It's going to be hard for the VA to rule that it's not likely caused by his military service, especially if he acknowledges that he doesn't have any family history of early onset brain cancer. The VA might even have a quick "Decision Ready Claim" program to get covered within 30 days that could work for him. That being said if he does go to the VA they will always ask him for his other medical insurance, because they do want to share costs as much as possible, but don't let that dissuade him, it's my understanding that the VA won't charge you if they offer you service.

You can always have him walk into one of the veterans service organizations as well, if he's just overwhelmed. If he brings his military paperwork and his medical documentation, they could have everything filled out and submitted within an hour, no charge. 

04/13/2018 - 9:53am And based on the show

He should fit in just fine at UCLA.