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01/20/2019 - 10:59am Brooks isn’t flashy, but I…

Brooks isn’t flashy, but I think he’s shown enough this year that he can be a fine option off the bench. He needs to shoot more when he’s open. He had 2-3 open shots yesterday that he pulled out of for whatever reason. He and DeJuluis will fight it out for the backup spot next year. And even if he beats DDJ next year, I can’t imagine he would do it his senior year and DDJ’s junior year as DDJ has a much higher ceiling and can shoot it off the dribble and be better in the PnR. Zeb Jackson will be a freshman that year and may not be ready for backup duty. So it’ll be good to have Brooks around. Depending on how the offseason goes, he may want to go somewhere where he’d get more playing time. But if he stays, he is good enough for those 5-10 minutes where we’d need him. He’s getting more PT this year because we don’t have a solid backup 2 at the moment, so he backs up Poole and X. 

01/19/2019 - 4:37pm Any word on C targets for…

Any word on C targets for the 2020 class? I know we’re after Kessler but not optimistic with Duke now involved and Virginia a little closer to home than us. 

01/19/2019 - 9:35am He’s only a sophomore. I…

He’s only a sophomore. I went from 5’8” to 5’11” between my sophomore and senior years in HS. Then grew three more inches after high school. Only needs a few more inches. But who knows, Darren Sproles was only 5’6”. Obviously needs to put on some weight but that could come in time 

01/18/2019 - 10:56pm MSU is just absolutely awful…

MSU is just absolutely awful. Idk how they are so bad when they’re in a solid state for talent. It’s no guarantee they’re better than the MAC schools in a given year 

01/18/2019 - 12:20pm Anything they can make money…

Anything they can make money off of, I'm sure they'll look into.

 

But looking at ways to let players make money off their likeness or just get a bigger piece of the pie, nooooooo opening up such a big can a worms yada yada. 

01/18/2019 - 11:43am While the season ended…

While the season ended poorly, I've been pretty happy with developments around the team since the OSU debacle. Had a great finish to signing day and most of our recruits performed very well at their ASG. Obviously the bowl game was poor, but I don't put alot of weight into bowl game performance for a variety of reasons. Coaching turnover has ended up as a net gain for us. Recruiting looks strong going forward as well. Program is still heading in the right direction. 

Just beat OSU. Takes care of all of the complaints. Beat OSU. 

01/17/2019 - 10:21pm I honestly think that the…

I honestly think that the bad habits are far more due to playing more games at a younger age than their love for the NBA. They’re playing more games and practices, which gives their bad habits - which almost every young player has - more time to set in. There’s only so much quality coaching to go around so more exposure to mediocre or ineffective coaching hurts their development long term. But the kids that have good youth coaching are going to have the better habits and the more games helps them a ton. 

01/17/2019 - 4:22pm Lmao. Bad faith my man

Weird, you’ve acted exactly how I thought you would: in bad faith 

01/17/2019 - 2:09pm No, it shows that you are…

No, it shows that you are presenting a situation that is completely irrelevant and not analogous to what happened at USAG. I could answer it completely on point and I'm sure you'd find something else to complain about because that's all you seem to do. 

01/17/2019 - 1:07pm You are the human embodiment…

You are the human embodiment of the Principal Skinner "It's the children that are wrong" meme. 

01/17/2019 - 12:56pm Sorry, I don't engage with…

Sorry, I don't engage with bad faith arguments. 

01/17/2019 - 10:04am I still think her response…

I still think her response is a major issue. She may have only been on the job a month but she has worked in the industry and with young people for years. The person who hears the complaints directly should call the authorities. That is what I do. I work with kids. If one of my employees is told something by a student, I make my employee make the call. I will sit with them if they are unfamiliar or uncomfortable with the process. USAG’s protocol was terrible for reporting and rife for a cover up. She may have done her job, but there are situations that require more and she failed. Doesn’t mean she should be in jail or never work again, but working for UofM is not the next job for her IMO

01/17/2019 - 8:58am He’s one of the biggest scum…

He’s one of the biggest scum bags this state has ever seen. GTFO with this “distinction” BS

01/17/2019 - 8:51am What I don’t understand is…

What I don’t understand is why they tried to hide it if this was the process. Personally, I think athletes should have a say in who is hired by coaches - have athletes in the interview processs and report back to the team and hear their thoughts. The university could have framed the hire completely differently if they had a press conference and laid all this out. I still wouldn’t have agreed with it but it makes a lot more sense than doing it under a cloak of darkness. 

01/16/2019 - 8:20pm Good. Fuck that motherfucker 

Good. Fuck that motherfucker 

01/16/2019 - 11:08am I believe the Board of…

I believe the Board of Trustees was tilted in favor of him up until the election in November. Two anti-Engler people were elected and replaced two pro-Engler people. So that might have helped tip the scales against him. Unfortunately, I still believe it's about 50/50 decent people v scumbags on their board. 

01/16/2019 - 11:03am Yeah, seems interesting that…

Yeah, seems interesting that his recent comments were the straw that broke the camels back. He's been making these kinds of comments since he took the position of president. He also was never thought to be a decent human being as governor. Fire whoever brought him up as a candidate in the first place. 

01/16/2019 - 11:01am Only a year too late! 

Only a year too late! 

01/16/2019 - 10:44am If all the BOT positions…

If all the BOT positions went up for vote tomorrow, the only people that would stay are the two women that were elected in November. Very few want Engler there but unfortunately, some of the few that do are in positions of power. 

01/16/2019 - 10:37am He is one of the biggest…

He is one of the biggest stains on the legacy of the Great State of Michigan. If you created a list of "villains" from this state, he might be in the top 5. 

01/16/2019 - 7:29am What a saint. A grown man…

What a saint. A grown man gives a lecture to a complete stranger probably 20-30 years younger than him over the internet and the advice wasn’t followed. We appreciated what you were trying to do and sorry that those darned kids didn’t listen to you. 

01/15/2019 - 2:08pm This isn't the first kid…

This isn't the first kid that we've recruiting that wasn't born in 2004. Some 2021 kids and 2022 kids weren't alive for that. 

01/15/2019 - 2:07pm Where did I trash the kid? I…

Where did I trash the kid? I never criticized the offer or the kid. Just looked at measurables and thought to myself, "those are not the measurables of very many college Qbs, I wonder if we're recruiting him as an athlete." And my comment does not indicate any inclination to refuse to adapt to anything. You've got some weird obsession. 

01/15/2019 - 12:11pm If he's only that big, I…

If he's only that big, I would assume they're recruiting him as an athlete unless he's got some Kylar Murray in him. 

01/14/2019 - 11:25am I have listened to probably…

I have listened to probably a total of 20 minutes - intentionally, could have heard songs in passing or on the radio that I'm not aware of -  of Snoop Dogg songs in my entire life. But I think he's one of the funniest guys out there. His show with Martha Stewart killed me too. 

01/13/2019 - 10:43pm Absolutely. He needed to be…

Absolutely. He needed to be able to answer questions as to why he approved the hire. I don’t think she should be hired to jobs where she has authority over young people but if Warde thought otherwise - get ahead of the story instead of trying to sweep it under the rug. 

01/13/2019 - 10:41pm I’m actually surprised at…

I’m actually surprised at how little love he gets (and rightfully so) from the Michigan fanbase on the blogosphere. For a 3x all pro first round pick, few seem to care about his success as a pro. 

01/13/2019 - 10:34pm “I don’t care but here’s a…

“I don’t care but here’s a wall of word salad to show you how much I don’t care!”

01/13/2019 - 10:30pm I think Brian’s take on this…

I think Brian’s take on this is way too simple. She followed protocol but the protocol was awful. And as a VP - someone with immense power and influence in the organization - she has got to know better. 

01/13/2019 - 10:26pm She may have followed the…

She may have followed the USAG protocol for reporting but someone in a powerful position like her has to know whether it’s good protocol or not. And to follow up with her boss on specifics with reporting. And follow up with the people that made the initial complaints. Doing any of these things and she would have known that her boss was failing. She’s not as culpable as he was (obviously as she was not named in the criminal reports) and she doesn’t deserve jail. But she doesn’t deserve to have an authority position over student athletes. 

01/13/2019 - 10:23pm Lmao. You started with the…

Lmao. You started with the personal comments and now cant seem to handle them. Only one acting like a child is you. 

01/13/2019 - 10:06pm If this is your take, then I…

If this is your take, then I hope to god that you are not in charge of anyone and are never presented with a situation in which someone has been harmed by one of your employees because holy fuck - you would handle it poorly if what you’ve said here is indicative of how you’d respond in such a situation 

01/13/2019 - 10:02pm She (and her boss)…

She (and her boss) completely mishandled it. You don’t do an internal investigation when it comes to something like sexual assault. You let the authorities take care of it. She waited a whole week to do so. That’s unacceptable. She also never informed MSU about it. They wouldn’t have done anything but it she didn’t know that. 

01/13/2019 - 9:56pm You sure do seem to care…

You sure do seem to care about my opinions and others seeing that you’re stalking us on this board and telling us what our opinions should be. All while lacking a basic reading comprehension and critical thinking. 

But you do you. 

01/13/2019 - 9:54pm Anybody in the athletic…

Anybody in the athletic department that saw this hire and didn’t raise hell about it should be putting their head down and doing a lot of reflection in the next few days. Kudos to the Michigan community that raised hell about it though. 

01/13/2019 - 9:44pm Sure. I reserve them for…

Sure. I reserve them for when people do the right thing. 

Like the next time you say something intelligent (which would be the first time as far as I can tell), I’ll say, “Good job!”

01/13/2019 - 9:36pm I don’t think this is the…

I don’t think this is the time to say leaders and best. In the end we made the right decision. But only because people outside of the athletic department pressured them to. The best decision would have been to never consider working with her. 

01/13/2019 - 9:17pm Thank god the regents have…

Thank god the regents have more sense than Warde or Bev Plocki

01/13/2019 - 9:58am She’s not guilty by…

She’s not guilty by association. She’s guilty - not in a legal sense and I’ve never said there should be legal consequences for her - because she didn’t do the right thing. 

I’m a mandatory reporter. If if am working with a kid and I have suspicion of neglect or abuse, I make a report to child services. They decide if it’s worthy of further investigation. I am legally required to have a child’s welfare at the forefront of my mind. So she I do see/hear something wrong, I do report it. This coach could have reported much earlier and also informed Nassar’s other employer of her report. Not that MSU would have done anything about it, but she’d have at least done the right thing. 

But you don’t sound like you know anything about what we are talking about. This isn’t some squabble about the best way to perform a function of a job. This is about the moral decisions when it comes to someone’s well being. 

01/13/2019 - 9:42am Funk was a Hoke coach…

Funk was a Hoke coach. Assuming you mean Frey. He’s a very good OL coach and talent spotter IMO, but his style didn’t mesh with Drevno and JH’s offense. Not a bad bad but bad choice in terms of fit. 

01/13/2019 - 8:52am He’s my pick. Two probably…

He’s my pick. Two probably first rounders this year 

01/12/2019 - 10:54pm She (not her superior) never…

She (nor her superior) never informed his other employer. That is sweeping something under the rug. This isn’t just people complaining about optics. This is a legitimate concern and people dismissing it as optics is why we have cover ups or ignorance throughout many industries 

01/12/2019 - 10:51pm No, but I can read and know…

No, but I can read and know from personal experience that there are plenty of people in the world that care about the well being of young people (or anybody) more than the optics of a large organization 

01/12/2019 - 5:32pm When one of my employees is…

When one of my employees is fired for sleeping with a student in public, I’d be damn sure that the rest of my hires would  be as flawless as possible when it comes to character. She did not. So screw her. 

01/12/2019 - 5:29pm But we know she did…

But we know she did something wrong so your comment is irrelevant 

01/12/2019 - 5:29pm So because it’s hard to do…

So because it’s hard to do the right thing when it interferes with your own self interest - though I would argue that living in a world where we do the right thing in a timely manner is in everyone’s self interest - we shouldn’t hold people accountable when they fail to do so? That makes absolutely no fucking sense. People are calling for be to be fired not because it’s a fad or cool thing to do. People are doing so because she has proven that she cannot do the right thing for vulnerable people in a timely and appropriate manner she she is in a position of authority. 

01/12/2019 - 5:21pm Sat on it for a week with…

Sat on it for a week with her superior. Then also failed to inform Nassar’s other employer. 

She failed the victims of a sexual abuser. She is not fit to be employed in a position in which she has any authority or interaction with young adults. 

01/12/2019 - 4:54pm You are delusional. She…

You are delusional. She waited a while fucking week. 3x the allowable period in the states with the lax mandatory reporting laws. What for? There’s not a legitimate reason to do so. You don’t praise someone for doing the bare minimum. Nassar could have assaulted several more people in that time. She should not be employed for the safety of our students. 

And fuck you for thinking people are upset about this because of their MSU friends. What in the actual fuck. 

01/12/2019 - 4:51pm The only one on a high horse…

The only one on a high horse is you. Besmirching the name of Bev Plocki? STFU. It’s not about someone’s legacy it’s about doing the right thing. And the right thing was not to hire this assistant in the first place. And the right thing now is to let the assistant go and say “sorry, we fucked up.”

01/12/2019 - 4:12pm No FBI charges is not a…

No FBI charges is not a great threshold. I am completely uncomfortable with her being in charge of young student athletes.