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09/20/2018 - 4:22pm Depends on the relationship…

Depends on the relationship. Not many high school coaches consistently have players who are Power 5 players.  a 4 star sophomore is definitely watching how the 4 star junior at the same school handles his recruitment.  You build that relationship with the school and the coaches and like RC15 said, you have an in if you decide you want that kid.

09/20/2018 - 10:46am But do you think he does it…

But do you think he does it from an office in Dallas? Or via computer while he's filming Shark Tank in LA and working on his other forms of income?  You may be right, but I'd bet a dollar Mark Cuban spends very little time in the facility outside of games, regardless of how involved he is. Understanding (or recognizing problems within) culture almost requires you to be present. Urban Meyer was working beside Smith every day. They did things as  a staff outside of the office. Pretty sure they spent a good bit of time together socially and professionally. Their wives had something of a relationship. I still think Cuban needs to be responsible, but in a different way than Urban.

09/20/2018 - 10:42am I agree it doesn't absolve…

I agree it doesn't absolve him of ANY wrongdoing...but I think you judge him and UM differently.

09/20/2018 - 7:01am Mark Cuban is a billionaire…

Mark Cuban is a billionaire who owns a sports team as a hobby, not his primary or secondary source of income. Not somewhere he frequents daily I'm sure, unlike Meyer who directly oversaw Smith at more than 1 job for a decade.

09/19/2018 - 2:49pm It's because he's respected…

It's because he's respected among his peers, has been on numerous committees, and raises absurd amounts of money for the university. He also hired a couch that beat Michigan for over a decade and brought in the hottest coaching name at the time. 

09/19/2018 - 10:59am I think it's why some…

I think it's why some safeties, although similarly sized cannot play corner. It's a different skill-set lining up face to face with a 290lb 5 second 40 guy as opposed to a 6'4 275 4.6 40 guy who has a 2/3 yard head start on you. 

09/19/2018 - 10:45am But does it matter if he's…

But does it matter if he's the 5th qb off the board? Still would've been a 1st round pick in this last draft right? Not everyone is going to be the best, but again...3 games in...his mobility will be an asset, and if he finishes the year over 70%, with a Harbaugh recommendation he's definitely gonna be a 1st or 2nd round pick

09/19/2018 - 10:35am This isn't new...this info…

This isn't new...this info came out not long after he was arrested. Suddenly everyone came forward as though they knew he was a bad guy, but no one cared to say anything until it could generate clicks.

09/18/2018 - 2:37pm why?  Name a bank that has…

why?  Name a bank that has tellers say they should be paid more because this bank makes 3bn instead of 2bn?  Employees (which they are not) aren't entitled to a percentage of profits. How many companies actually give out raises proportionate with the increased revenue, year over year?

09/18/2018 - 2:31pm paying players won't…

paying players won't eliminate bagmen though. 

Make it illegal...as in if you pay college players you will be charged with a felony and receive mandatory jail time...or a hefty fine. It'll stop a few people. 

Agree Michigan would do very well if they were allowed to pay players. 

Problem is that even allowing players to profit off their likeness creates a more uneven playing field. Kids will go where they will be most marketable. Back qb at Bama might be worth more money than starting at TCU.  Kids start making college choices based on where they will get the most cash seems counterproductive. Imagine how pissed people would be around here if recruits chose OSU over Michigan because they had more profitable marketing opportunities? 

08/31/2018 - 12:21pm Wonder if the targeting rule…

Wonder if the targeting rule played a part there...maybe better to give up a catch than get thrown out

08/30/2018 - 11:42am But isn't this what the…

But isn't this what the school released in their findings? 

08/30/2018 - 11:31am Yeah there's no way this is…

Yeah there's no way this is over. It might take longer but it still could be the reason Urban leaves...if you listen to Pawwwl and McMurphy.  The Bruce family criticizing the school, as well as ZS has to be like watching the parents fight for OSU fans.

08/30/2018 - 10:39am There are some schools…

There are some schools reducing their stadium sizes though as well...Alabama being one of them. Not by a lot, just a couple thousand seats to try to improve the in-game experience.

08/30/2018 - 7:52am Bro, mine is 3.5 months. I'm…

Bro, mine is 3.5 months. I'm just now feeling like I'm not a zombie. 

Tag team it, some nights you stay up, some nights she does it. Enjoy it, they grow up quickly... Everything is a milestone. When he starts to get more coordinated, smiles, reacts to different things, find toes, recognizes faces etc. 

Don't tell too loud during the game either! I'm gonna take a bunch of pics before the game, watch parts with him then he might have to go upstairs if it's tight!

08/29/2018 - 2:59pm Then he should sue OSU for…

Then he should sue OSU for wrongful termination for starters...or they should hire him back. Too many people have admitted to knowing about it though, mainly Urban Meyer. Him being charged with it ultimately is irrelevant. He'll never coach again either way.

Unless Courtney herself comes out and says it didn't happen, it really doesn't matter because no one will believe otherwise.   

 

08/29/2018 - 2:36pm Lynn Bruce, Earle's daughter…

Lynn Bruce, Earle's daughter seems to not be thrilled with Urban's response either. 

https://www.facebook.com/1353819492/posts/10217433948904680/

Zach is 10 Tweets in..blaming the media for how it has affected his children mostly

 

08/29/2018 - 10:14am I saw a stat yesterday that…

I saw a stat yesterday that USC hadn't started a true freshman...at any position in nearly 10 years. #teamgoals 

08/29/2018 - 10:11am Isn't OT season over?

Isn't OT season over?

08/22/2018 - 8:24am Greatest post of the…

Greatest post of the offseason!  Here..have all the points!

08/21/2018 - 12:12pm Yeah, I think it would be…

Yeah, I think it would be great for cfb. If OSU does an investigation and then he drops more info that wasn't part of that investigation, it shows how much of a sham it really was. I think a lot of people feel like this will be lip service to bring Urban back, but can you imagine the posturing from OSU brass if that were to happen? He's cleared, back on the field Monday, time served suspension, and then McMurphy drops more info? I think he should do it, piece by piece.  Hell, drop a story every Thursday night during their season for all I care.

08/21/2018 - 9:22am That sounds like a great…

That sounds like a great summer though...and of course he'll never forget it

08/21/2018 - 9:20am That sounds great!  We went…

That sounds great!  We went to visit my in-laws in Paris over Christmas. My wife's family comes from Die, which isn't all the way south, but it not far from there.

08/20/2018 - 3:15pm @Ziff72 A lot of this going…

@Ziff72 A lot of this going on. There's certainly selective outrage.  But you ask, if Penn State happens at Baylor, is the outrage the same?  It seemed to be, at least here at Mgo, so I don't know if that's it. And despite Durkin's lackluster effort in the 2015 OSU game, not many people seemed to have an issue with him until this happened. 

08/20/2018 - 3:13pm Yeah, but there's…

Yeah, but there's speculation or they will parse every word he says. It's probably better to be less interesting. What if he wasn't "prepared for the question" and took a page from the Urban Meyer book of speaking to the media?  I think coaches will start to say less and less and I don't think anything is wrong with that. It isn't just coaches btw, but any public figure runs the risk of inciting up to half the country over nearly anything they say/post. 

08/20/2018 - 2:12pm Is there any benefit to…

Is there any benefit to Harbaugh or UM by answering though?  

The media or public may want to hear it, but what's the point of saying it to the media? If he's approached by attorneys, then I'd expect him to be more forthcoming.  

 

 

08/20/2018 - 1:41pm Oh...I thought Mike was more…

Oh...I thought Mike was more medium throat but to each their own.

08/20/2018 - 1:04pm Yeah I agree...I'd add a…

Yeah I agree...I'd add a couple touchdowns because he might feast on some of the less talented teams.

08/20/2018 - 1:02pm Agree..pres-season polls are…

Agree..pres-season polls are over-reliant on last years data.  There really shouldn't be a poll until week 3 or 4 though. 

08/20/2018 - 12:59pm Brohm will be gone no later…

Brohm will be gone no later by the end of next year. Purdue problem solved. 

08/20/2018 - 11:33am Agree...I'd take 73-8 over…

Agree...I'd take 73-8 over the next 6 years....they lost to (more than once) an MSU team that was clearly out-talented by any measure of such things. They got smoked by Iowa and I know strange thing happen at Kinnick but geesh.  31-0 still exists...those are things you don't expect from a 3 time national champ, with the most 5 star talent on their team than the entire conference combined is all I'm saying. 

08/20/2018 - 11:26am But isn't that the standard…

But isn't that the standard he's being held to? It's not like he's at ND...or unfortunately at Michigan where success has been fleeting for over a decade.  He's paid to compete with Saban, to be in the playoff every year, not to just win a bunch of games. And when you factor in that him and the school have a win-at-all-costs mentality I'd think the 2nd best coach in college football would win more frequently than once every 6 years at a place like OSU. 

Again..not saying he's a horrible coach, I think he's been excellent, but I also think that he shouldn't be judged as though he's David Shaw or Pat Fitzgerald.  I think ultimately that's what led Jimbo Fisher to leave. The expectation is absurdly high, but that's what $5/6 million a year gets you.

08/20/2018 - 11:11am Yep, great record. Again…

Yep, great record. Again...if I told you in 2012 UM/OSU would go 73-8 over the next 6 years...you'd think they'd only have 1 title? He's considered the 2nd best cfb coach in this era, with ELITE recruiting. I'm not saying he sucks, or is even average, I'm just saying it's reasonable to think he would've done more with all the advantages he and OSU have had. 

 

08/20/2018 - 10:54am You can make an argument…

You can make an argument that he has underachieved.  After every loss 11W lost their mind and called into question his ability to win big games and questioned his offensive creativity. As great as he is, if you were told in 2012 Meyer would have a top 5 class every year at OSU for 6 years, you'd would take the over at 1.5 National titles. 1 title and 2 conference titles in 6 years at a school that is the most talented in the conference, by a large margin over most teams is a little under-performing.

08/20/2018 - 8:25am I kinda agree with you…

I kinda agree with you...assuming Urban didn't actively try to cover it up, I figured at most he'd get the Sean Payton treatment. 1 year off, away from the university completely, donate his 2018 salary to a battered women's cause, no press/media appearances during that time.  It's not an insignificant punishment.  It's easy to say he should've fired him, but the Earle Bruce thing makes me see how he could feel the pinch to keep him employed. Not excusing it, just saying I get the difficulty involved.

08/17/2018 - 3:49pm Definitely want to see him…

Definitely want to see him succeed. Based on reports and social media, he's got a great attitude towards everything.

08/17/2018 - 7:01am I got mine over a week ago…

I got mine over a week ago in Northenr Va

08/16/2018 - 1:41pm Take a look at formations,…

Take a look at formations, see if anything looks obviously open ie: (they have McCray on Barkley) 

 

There is a great book about this:

https://www.amazon.com/Take-Your-Eye-Off-Ball/dp/1629371696

08/16/2018 - 11:20am Known vs unknown....we know…

Known vs unknown....we know DPJ is an athlete and Shea is excellent on the deep ball. 

We know their qb couldn't throw last year (and still can't as of their preseason practices) against the best pair of corners in the nation. 

We don't know what the OL will be. 

We don't know if their defense is good enough to take advantage. I'm sure you pick hundreds of scenarios off of what you project but based on the known strong points of both teams, there aren't a lot of conclusions you can reach without...creating a narrative in your head from things that you assume.

08/16/2018 - 9:53am Are you one of those people…

Are you one of those people that likes to be negative to avoid being disappointed?  

08/16/2018 - 9:46am The offense doesn't have to…

The offense doesn't have to be great. It's incredibly pessimistic to me if you think Shea Patterson being new to the system is going to be worse  than JOK at any point last year. 

And as bad as the protection was last year, competent qb play wins at least 2, probably 3 more games. 

08/16/2018 - 9:39am Yep, because they finished…

Yep, because they finished that season with the guy who is taking snaps for them again this year, while Michigan was playing a 3rd string qb.

08/16/2018 - 9:35am You think so? A team with a…

You think so? A team with a good defense and a horrible qb and a suspended running back against the best pass defense over the last 3 years in college football? 

Let's say the defense gives up 10 points, How reasonable is this:

Shea connects on a deep ball to DPJ - 7 points

Pick six - 7 points

Turnover giving a short field with a touchdown to the tight end - 7 points

Special teams play giving a short field - FG - there's your 24 points right there. Speight is better than Winbush and he threw 2 pick sixes against a worse defense to open the season last year. Backup running back with out a lot of career yards/carries...a fumble isn't out of the question.

with 2 top ten draft picks, they had 55 rushing yards against Georgia last year. 

They gave up 37 to Wake Forest...and 41 to Miami. It's possible to score on them.

08/15/2018 - 3:26pm We'll see. If their…

We'll see. If their secondary isnt great though then teams will just pass on them. They do have Texas A&M and Georgia Tech early in the year and even good defenses struggle with the option. They gave up 200 rushing yards to GT last year 

08/15/2018 - 11:18am The official team Twitter…

The official team Twitter account posted 3 last week. 

 

https://twitter.com/UMichFootball/status/1009888727383060483

08/14/2018 - 1:07pm Brian Kelly uses cameras at…

Brian Kelly uses cameras at ND so he can show his QBs where their eyes are

08/14/2018 - 8:01am But does it have to be good?…

But does it have to be good? A short field, a big special teams play, and if Patterson connects on even 1 deep ball it changes the game. The offense was unknown vs Utah in 2015, but there were 2 missed deep balls that could've won the game. 

08/09/2018 - 4:20pm I think in terms of…

I think in terms of expectations, last year was worse. We expected C+ or B-..optimistically B+ and received hot garbage. In 2008, no one knew what to expect at all did they?

08/09/2018 - 11:19am He said Haskins wasn't as…

He said Haskins wasn't as good a runner as Barrett but isn't a liability. 

08/07/2018 - 1:03pm I was 14, learning on a…

I was 14, learning on a stick shift cherry red Toyota Celica in my church parking lot. Nothing life changing, was very nervous though, but I had fun.