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07/19/2018 - 1:18pm I don't know about the deer…

I don't know about the deer in the headlights thing. I do know he has terrible body language. If that carries over to his behavior with his teammates, I don't ever see him starting, except in case of emergency. He's still young, maybe he can move past that mentally.

Shame, he throws a nice ball. Can make all the throws. Superior to Speight and O'Korn in every way except leadership.

07/13/2018 - 9:24am You undersell how important…

You undersell how important a skill hiring the right people is. Franklin chose Moorhead out of all possible options. He's shown at every level he has the skill to hire the right people for the right job.

07/11/2018 - 4:18pm That's quite untrue. However…

That's quite untrue. However, there has been a renaissance in media coverage.

I had thought we, mainstream society and mainstream press, had tacitly agreed to ignore the KKK and their ilk; figuring they would fade away.

As no politics as I can be, it's a shame that has changed, and likely increased awareness and interest in racist groups as a result.

07/02/2018 - 3:54pm Nashville:

Pros

Hotter…

Nashville:

Pros

Hotter than damnit right now, but 3 months of heat > 6 months of West Michigan cold and snow.

Tons of things to do for a smaller big city. Hockey too!

No one is from here, so college rivalries are numerous and friendly.

Southerners are pretty much just midwesterners with an accent.

Cons

Hotter than damnit right now.

Pollen varies from awful to almost awful

Only one way to get anywhere with twice as many people as designed trying to do so.

People call Pop "Coke"

06/25/2018 - 1:44pm Despite his suicidal…

Despite his suicidal sounding negativity on 3 stars, Maizen has always been positive on high star value prospects. He is at least consistent on using star ranking as his basis of evaluation.

Personally I think the near cyber-bullying of someone who doesn't sound like the most well adjusted person on the planet is getting out of hand.

 

06/25/2018 - 12:38pm I would disagree, to me…

I would disagree, to me Drevno is the exact same as Warrinner. Brian, and everyone else it seemed, waxed ecstatic at every mention of replacing Funk with Drevno. There were more than a couple front page posts detailing his record at turning around offensive lines elsewhere, the only negative being some SF fans felt his offense wasn't creative.

I think Drevno was a very good O-line coach who got caught up in the failed Frey-Drevno O-line stew and increased duties of part time O-coordinator with Fisch leaving. Peter principle at it's finest. These things happen. I'm glad Harbaugh was able to hire a quality coach like Warrinner to fill the spot. If our run blocking is as good as it ended the year, and our pass blocking improves enough to give one of these QBs a chance to be better than average I expect we'll be as good as two years ago.

06/12/2018 - 1:31pm I went the opposite way. 2…

I went the opposite way. 2 hours in a car a day, the premium audio is worth it to me.

To afford that, I chose a car a little lower on the totem pole, which I dearly wish came with 75 more HP. At 75 mph, that power doesn't cost much in fuel consumption, but sure makes passing easier.

06/01/2018 - 8:01pm Drevno

I know I'm not the only one that remembers the same type of glowing comments when Drevno was hired. With the data to back it up. I think Drevno was a good line coach who put himself in a bad situation. And the Frey/Drevno cocktail was a flat failure.

05/17/2018 - 2:59pm Cuba

Cruises are under rated. There is at least one that hits Cuba this year too. Bit expensive compared to normal that week though.

05/04/2018 - 1:30pm David Tim

Holy crap. It is an amalgam of TIm Duncan and David Robinson. Well, no wonder he doesn't look anything like him/them.

05/04/2018 - 12:40pm Junior

Caveat: I don't watch the games or basketball in general, but enjoy reading the write-ups here.

I'll remember him most for thinking he was THE Duncan Robinson's son until this year. Granted, I am only assuming he is not; but there are assumptions and there are assumptions.

05/03/2018 - 1:42pm Hurst

Well, yes, I assume it's scary as well. But we don't have a thread with 77 people complaining how unfair it is if we assume the NFL might have hired at least one competent doctor, who doesn't work for the Raiders.

 

04/19/2018 - 4:00pm Point

I hear your point, but just becuase someone moves down to linebacker from Safety doesn't make him a plus athlete. Gil was low rated because he wasn't considered particularly athletic as a safety.

Sure he has added some size to become a linebacker, but now he's competing with guys who would have considered plus athletes as safeties, let alone at linebacker.

There are guys on this team whose purpose is not to compete on the field, but to make other players understand the value of hard work and determination. To me Devin Gil is one of those guys. I hope he plays 20 years in the NFL now that I've said all this. 

04/19/2018 - 2:10pm Gil

Gil is a great story, but there are too many top level athletes coming off redshirt for one of them not to pass him. I can root for him to prove me wrong, but Ross, Singleton and Anthony were top rated for a reason.

I won't be surprised if this defense is Harbaugh's best yet.

04/19/2018 - 9:28am Management

And with the near universally positve opinion of management by non-management we should definitly assume Manamgement 101 is the way to go.

03/29/2018 - 1:10pm Agree 100%

I also assume your view is the majority of fans, not the minority.

03/21/2018 - 1:56pm Office

I've tried to watch about 10 different episodes of the Office. So banal I've yet to make it through. However, I also thought Seinfeld lived up to the whole "Much ado about nothing" and never found that particularly amusing either.

03/20/2018 - 11:02am Frey

I have no idea why Frey doesn't come to mind at the same time Drevno does. The alpha 'male' comments above seem spot on. Work around these type of people long enough and you notice that no matter how smart some poeple are, if you get two alphas who can't work together, one of them has to go. Sometimes both. Group dynamics are weird.

03/18/2018 - 10:00pm Hear you

I hear you. Feels like we are turning into the little brother right before my eyes.

03/14/2018 - 12:50pm Pass Pro

I don't think the Pass Pro was that bad by Ohio State and South Carolina either.

There is only so much a line can do with a PA pass call on 3rd and 15, or Peters standing around for 8 seconds looking downfield.

I'm also not as down on Drevno as most either. I thought he was a good O Line coach. Terrible OC apparently, but the line was coming around.

03/13/2018 - 1:29pm Theory

Well, sure, in theory. Practical application, not so much.

03/08/2018 - 9:32am Mgoblog

Mgoblog, your place for Spartan news.

03/07/2018 - 2:44pm Variance

Both statements can be true. Depending on industry/ and where you are in the industry. In my field there is huge industry knowledge locked into some of the employees nearing retirement. For a couple that have retired lately, the company has had to essentially create a department to take the duties of one person.

That being said, I broke into this industry 30 years ago with exactly the same experience. I thought it would be easy to work my way up with the technically challenged competition. There is a ceiling where accumulated knowledge exceeds your technological competence. That's a hard ceiling to break through.

Which lesson may take nearly as long as mine did, given you are at -9998511 points.

03/06/2018 - 1:29pm Really

I'm sure every single sport considers speed in their evaluation of prospects. Sport is a business, a very well paying business as well. Do you not think most talent evaluators assume white kids are too slow for RB and DB positions? It's farily well known those same talent evaluators used to assume blacks couldn't cut it at QB for the opposite reason.

Both stereotypes are harmful to those who are in professions that value that which is being stereotyped. 

03/06/2018 - 12:20pm Bell Curve

Yep, lost in all the "The Bell Curve" book controversy back in the day was the spread on most of the bell curves for humans. We are a truly amazingly adaptable and variagated race.

Some statistics wank could tell us about the standard deviation being such that the difference in the medians was statistically insignificant. I probably got that wrong.

02/20/2018 - 1:00pm Harbaugh

Anyone who thinks Harbaugh needs to be replaced needs to have their head examined. Unless he totally craters the team (sub-500) for 2 or 3 years, there is zero chance he goes anywhere. Who would be better? Saban and Meyer are taken.

Our offense blew for several reasons last year. Harbaugh believes he has addressed that, or is addressing it. Maybe Frey was what broke the committee approach Harbaugh prefers.

Personally, I think we are playing for the BIG title in the 'Shoe this year.

01/17/2018 - 3:23pm Me too

Me too. But I think if USC or Ohio State had close losses instead of getting whooped in their losses they might have been in, instead of Alabama. No way to know for sure, but ESPN seemed to think so.

01/17/2018 - 3:20pm Wow

Please bring this up every time someone complains about our schedule. The whining gets old.

Good luck Scott!

01/17/2018 - 3:13pm 9 games

I have to wonder if the BIG and Pac12 might dump the 9th conference game. It didn't seem to do the conferences any good the last couple years.

Go back to the plan to have a BIG PAC challenge every year.

01/17/2018 - 12:17pm Nice

Oops, old person twitch.

01/17/2018 - 12:17pm Nice

This sounds great. If I were to ever give up pen and paper password storgage, this sounds like a nice upgrade. You cannot be too careful with passwords on banking and finances.

Keyloggers are the only thing I worry about as well. 

01/17/2018 - 12:07pm Serious

Why wouldn't I be serious? It isn't that hard not to lose things. If I ever did, almost everything has an automated password change tool anyway.

I've been doing this for 25 years, and it works great. Only change I've had to make is moving the work password folder to my bag when I started working more outside of the office.

01/17/2018 - 9:50am Pen and Paper

I have my personal userids and passwords stored on paper in my wallet. Substitution codes may be used, although abbreviations only I would know work for me.

At work I have a folder I keep in my laptop bag.

Works great, it's always free, and immune to remote hacking.

01/16/2018 - 1:48pm Regal

Have you seen the new Regal? It's pretty sharp. If I wasn't going out of sedans, it would be my next car.

Otherwise, nice looking sedans from the big 3 are pretty slim pickens right now.

01/16/2018 - 1:14pm Similar

This is pretty much spot on, except there are other things I wouldn't compromise on.

I won't do without a decent infotainment system. Must have. Take your 4" screen back to 2010.

Any car that moves the steering wheel of it's own volition, except to park, is off the list.

Good gas mileage is important too. I know gas prices are low now, but it won't stay that way.

I think I might have to get a SUV now too. There are so many other SUVs on the road now, and their headlights blind me in a lower sedan.

December this year is new car time for me. Think I've settled on one or two, but keep window shopping to be sure.

01/16/2018 - 12:54pm Recency

I haven't heard it on TV in so long I'm assuming it's programmed out of society for the most part. The 90s was a whole generation ago.

I give older people a pass on most comments such as this. My Mother is in her mid 70s, and treats everyone the same personally, without fail. But damn if she doesn't say some of the most outrageously politically incorrect things at times, without any malice at all.

01/16/2018 - 10:25am Black

Articulate, when used in reference to a black person (especially an athlete) is sometimes construed as implying most black people are not. Honestly, it probably was implied subconciously-so 20 years ago.

Nevertheless, after reading the article I'm not doubting him playing one bit. Determined and well thought young man. If most people had his outlook on debate, society would be much more civil.

01/09/2018 - 11:19am UCF

If UCF wanted to be considered they should have scheduled some more P5 schools. I know it wasn't their fault Georgia Tech was canceled, but they had 4 OOC games to schedule.

Georgia Tech and Maryland is not a real P5 schedule.

I still think 4 is perfect. It took a little luck for Alabama to get in the playoffs, but they proved they were the best team on the field when they did get in. If Ohio State or USC don't get blown out, Alabama doesn't get in. It's perfectly OK for a team to not win their division and get left out of the playoffs.

01/07/2018 - 12:14pm 4 Team Playoff

I don't know why you would want to expand the playoff. This year there were only 3 teams who should have been in based on record, and winning their conference. The committee was fortunate that Alabama was a good pick for number four. We all know Alabama is good, they just had the misfortune of losing the one game that could have kept them out.

Who else would you put in a playoff? Ohio State, who got pantsed twice? Once by Iowa? USC, who got smoked by Notre Dame, who got smoked by Miami? UCF, who scheduled no one in their non-conference slate?

Four is fine. In fact, it's better than fine. I don't even have much of an issue with an all SEC championship game this time around, as both teams earned their way in. (LSU vs Alabama Part 2 was a travesty).

12/21/2017 - 1:48pm Concern Troll

I think I understand what a concern troll is supposed to be based on the name, but if this is supposed to be an example, it's a dumb term.

He's expressing his opinion. That's what we do on message boards. So, it's negative, that doesn't make it trolling. Believe it or not people can express opinions that don't agree with yours, and not be trolling you.

12/13/2017 - 10:18pm Global

You picked 2 of the 4 most successful anti-trust actions in the 20th century to try to make a point that anit-trust actions are bad??

The price of gas was basically unchanged for 50 years, without adjustment for inflation after Standard Oil was broken up. How much do you pay for long distance now? How about even 10 years after the Bells were broken up? GE/Honeywell is a push 20 years later, at the time it kept 2 of the 3 largest players in high end avionics and engineering from merging. 

I realize it's a global marketplace, but unless you can prove you have a direct competittor outside the US and/or US regulatory reach that could take advantage of the company's inability to grow, the default should be to promote competition and prevent mergers. 

12/09/2017 - 12:48pm Red Wings

Man, this is why I don't like knowing all the lyrics to songs. Thankfully I have a piss poor memory and will likely forget your post in a couple days.

Fond memories of Red Wings Stanley Cup victories is the proper association with the song.

12/08/2017 - 11:56am I'm not

I'm not surprised at the coaches choice of O'Korn first. Do you all not see Peters body language during the game? It's bad.

Don't get me wrong, he's 19-20 years old. He could be a totally different person by the bowl game at that age. But right now he doesn't carry himself like a starting quarterback.

I want Peters to win the job next year. His touch on balls is just something you don't see at the college level. But he's got to clean up that body language, or turn it in to something positive if it's just who he is.

11/30/2017 - 8:36pm Redshirts

I wouldn't be surprised if both safeties starting splitting time with with the last class safeties. I like these guys, but the guys immediately behind them are more athletic and have better upside.

11/30/2017 - 8:31pm Routes

Seemed to me he had issues with shorting throws where the receiver's route was going away from him. The more directly the route was being run away, the worse it was.

11/21/2017 - 6:35pm Bureaucracy

Actually, it is exactly the boogeyman everyone makes it out to be. A bureaucracy will inevitably revert to serving and preserving itself over any other purpose over time. It has happened in every single long lived government entity in recorded history, without exception. 

Not that anyone should trust companies either. They exist to make money for shareholders, no other reason. However, at least companies usually die to competitors once their bureaucracy gets out of hand.

11/12/2017 - 9:40pm Lions Fan

Obviously you are not a Lions fan. The Lions used to sell out the Silverdome, for years the largest stadium in the country, every year they had a pulse, or at least Barry. Sure McDonalds had to buy the last 2-3k seats sometimes, but 80k+ for the Lions?? 60k for the Browns is childs play.

Heck, the Browns have even been to several NFC Championship games, unlike the Lions.

11/10/2017 - 3:24pm Tampa Bay

This is underrated. I remember, back when Tampa Bay wore neon uniforms, they had a QB (I forget his name), who was so good at play fakes he got "sacked" once 4 or 5 seconds after he had handed off the ball. Fake was so good, there wasn't even a penalty called.

11/09/2017 - 11:09am Different

Different sources. Whether the sources are better or not depends on context.

And in this context, who knows a student better than other students?

11/08/2017 - 5:03pm Spot On

Isn't he like 20 or something too? Who didn't think they were the center of the universe at 20.

The way some people go after him isn't any different than playground bullying. There are a few real contributors here that have been "run off" over the last few years by the funny people who make 70% of the comments.