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08/15/2018 - 12:52pm Anthony Thomas sure did in …

Anthony Thomas sure did in '97.

3rd string backs get touches in major games, but I wouldn't say "a lot" unless they're the hot hand

08/14/2018 - 12:55pm A little new info on many…

A little new info on many sides, on many sides

07/11/2018 - 8:24pm I agree with you. As much as…

I agree with you. As much as I don't much like Meyer or Saban, I get going to their programs. More than anyone they can pitch: if you start, you'll get drafted. Kelly, on the other hand, just doesn't make any sense unless you just really like ND.

06/03/2018 - 8:34pm Correct

And then we hired Don Brown

05/27/2018 - 8:24pm Play the long game

Mods are watching for "karma farming" and OSU can certainly find this page on our site. We're growing the largest army, and what matters most is being strong 20-30 turns from now. So just log on each day, make a few witty comments, and gain karma the old fashioned way. 20 turns from now we'll be full of 3+ stars.

05/24/2018 - 11:45am Tin soldiers and Nixon's coming

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05/24/2018 - 11:42am I need to re-evaluate my happiness

I should definitely wake up happier knowing he's still there. Guess I take the guy for granted sometimes.

05/23/2018 - 2:00pm You just flummoxed Hoke

I wonder what he calls Ohio.

05/23/2018 - 1:59pm Neat to read these

I had only seen some of the other quick ones that were more negative. All makes sense and I'm glad to see it whether it helps us with this cycle or not.

05/23/2018 - 1:55pm I hope that trend continues when we take OSU

If UM is out I wouldn't play anymore. That is, unless OSU was still around. I could see chaos benefitting from them dying.

05/23/2018 - 9:36am I'm assuming we'll (UM or GT) let them through

It makes sense to have them slowly work west on one line, even if we have to lose a territory or two to do it.

05/22/2018 - 10:43am So long as you don't attack our allies

Live your best life

05/22/2018 - 10:42am Charles Woodson agrees

Charles Woodson agrees

05/21/2018 - 1:07pm Sure it's not all luck, but

Luck plays a higher role than that. Does your all conference player miss his one assignment all game on the counter play you'd been setting up for all day for an easy touchdown? It happens, and good luck calling that on coaching.

Don't tell me that coaching was the issue with the 2015 MSU game. Or Mike Hart's 3 fumbles against UF in 2008 after, what, two all career. Glad we won that one. Or all the fumbles we recovered in 2011 that we didn't in 2012. Don't make me keep listing...

05/21/2018 - 10:00am That is awesome

As someone who works in international education, I am pumped they are traveling beyond Europe/UK. Europe/UK is awesome and I am a huge fan, but there is so much more to see.

05/17/2018 - 12:58pm I love it

Frost is taking the Harbaugh pick fights with the big dogs approach. Only issue I've had is him running his mouth after getting worked by us two years ago. I get why he did it to back up his players but it was weak. This, on the other hand, is great

05/14/2018 - 8:19am I would think four different coaches call him

And you just keep developing the relationship so you feel comfortable at a school. I'd feel good about having more than two relationships with coaches at my school of choice given that so many turn over. 

At the same time, I would get exhausted within about a week.

05/14/2018 - 8:14am Having worked in admissions at a Top 30 university

It is amazing the difference in academic scores (GPA/SAT/ACT) between young women and young men. I was working at an institution wanting to keep gender/sex ratio at 50:50. If we had chosen applicants solely on "academic merit", we would have been about 75% female.

Had multiple male applicants complain about challenges getting in to top schools because of affirmative action, but they didn't realize that it was harder for women of color to get in than it was for them. The biggest leg up you can have applying to non-engineering-centric universities is to be male. That is, unless the university has named a building or a coach's title after your family.

05/12/2018 - 2:25pm I'm in

username for reddit/discord: Ezeh-E

05/11/2018 - 3:40pm I hear all this

But we're re-establishing (or just establishing) ourselves as a blue blood program now, too. Just one that doesn't recruit dirty.

05/11/2018 - 10:20am Top DE looking at Clemson, OSU, and UM

Sounds about right to me. Although Bama also puts DL in the NFL on the regular, the top DL coaching in the NCAA appears to be at the three he's looking at.

05/09/2018 - 8:38am Username

Username comment alignment on point

05/09/2018 - 8:35am Cavity search

Deep and hard. Searching for wood that has been petrified for thousands of years.

05/03/2018 - 10:09pm Damn man

You've always been my favorite poster with Seth but this takes the cake. That's one heckuva family story.

05/03/2018 - 8:36am They should be able to pay tuition

What with Les saving on food costs by eating field turf...

05/02/2018 - 2:56pm Eh

KISS works if you have superior talent. Otherwise you need to balance between KISS and breaking tendency/dialing up complex plays.

Coach basketball at Kentucky, run ISO plays all you want. Coach basketball at Michigan, hire Beilein to run his complex offense that often takes teams until mid-season to gel. Coach Bama football, run power, a 4-3, and a relatively clean (for the SEC) program. Coach Baylor football, run a spead with unique WR splits, whatever defense you can find bodies for, and overlook/foster a rape culture.

 

05/01/2018 - 8:29am I can agree about kids needing to take risks

But I'd sure as shit rather my daughter have a teen pregnancy than get CTE. There are one million ways to take risks, be involved, and not be entitled that don't require you to play football. 

It really feels like you're conflating parents holding their child out of football with the idea that they are making sure their child never takes risks...

05/01/2018 - 8:23am Good question

I'd assume individuals will have different endgames. Prior to this amount of research I might have been more supportive of my kids playing football young. Now I am unsure if I will be supportive of them playing at any point. I am now uncomfortable with people choosing to play football at high levels, and have cognitive dissonance over how much I enjoy watching football, but I still do. Regardless, I prefer people to have as much possible knowledge about the risks going in. We can argue about whether it is "good/fair" to perpetuate a system that puts a high financial reward on risking your body/brain to this degree, but that is another question. As to the science--my original point--the goal is to have as much information about the risks as possible.

Your point does hold to a degree that all sports have risk for head injuries, but having played both football and rugby, you take a lot more bigger head hits in football. 

04/30/2018 - 8:11pm Junk science, no

To get to the gold standard of a randomized control trial we would have to randomly assign people to play football for years, which is not possible (nor ethical).

Given these constraints, starting with retrospective studies makes sense. It is not the researchers' fault that many will take this data as strong evidence of a causational relationship. However, it does seem to me the larger scale evidence is starting to mount to match the reality that  of wives of the NFL have been telling us / what we've all seen happen to boxers.

04/26/2018 - 8:31am That would be great

but until teams start punting out of bounds to keep the ball out of Hudson's hands, he does not have the same impact on the game that Peppers did.

04/13/2018 - 4:29pm Kyle Kalis and Dymonte Thomas

Would be the big names. I'm not sure how hard OSU was going for Tyree Kinnel or James Hudson

04/11/2018 - 12:11pm Double post

ignore

04/11/2018 - 12:10pm Need to also compare their positions

Was Durant guarding other team's centers?

04/11/2018 - 9:31am Appreciate Seth

It's hard not to like the idea of making sure an injured player is set for life or making sure an uncle gets better treatment--I wish schools could all do this type of thing. And I assume UM has ways to at least make sure an injured player gets a leg up on connections to job interviews and such.

But the hiding it, cheating, covering up still stands. Oh and the cars and cash.

04/11/2018 - 9:28am I hear you

But I also want to buy into the idea that the S&C for mauling OLs will benefit ours a bit more than Tolbert, even though Tolbert also knew his stuff. Even if all other groups stay even, just a few more percentage points of strength and movement for the OL plus a simplified scheme may make the difference.

04/10/2018 - 11:54am This

I don't mind there being teams and "drafts" but it should be by position group rather than by individual players for exactly this reason.

04/10/2018 - 10:13am Admissions

Every time I hear this argument and it is only half-true at best. UM will take a kid who barely passes NCAA clearinghouse minimums, which are WAY below any of UM's non-athlete non-major donor minimums.

The difference between us and Bama is that we might take ~10-25% of kids that low, whereas Bama will take as many as they need. Not all of Bama's kids are low qualifiers, though either.

03/27/2018 - 12:26pm Just a quick point

UNC hasn't been as much of a one-and-done factory as the rest...

03/20/2018 - 2:38pm Turn of phrase

You're right, this issue has their attention. It was only five minutes of the board meeting immediately following, but it does have their attention more fully now.

However:

Does it appear that the people in charge are going to change their approach? Not likely.

Will they publicly apologize and focus on the needs of the victims? No.

Do we have any evidence to point to that shows they are reviewing Dantonio's and Izzo's actions pertaining to handling of sexual assault? No (they might be, but it doesn't fit with their other statements).

03/16/2018 - 1:54pm Times may have changed a bit

I'm in my 30s but by eighth grade there was quality contact during the middle school dance. In sixth grade, on the other hand, we left plenty of room for Jesus.

03/16/2018 - 8:18am But are you fully aware of whether you fixed it?

Whether you did or not is inconsequential...

03/07/2018 - 9:55pm Never bet the house

Never bet the house

03/05/2018 - 3:59pm I agree that it makes him less likely to be a round 1 pick

Because they are so highly scrutinized. Bet he's off the board midway through round 2 though if he's cleared.

03/05/2018 - 11:29am I heard Nasser wasn't even born in the US

But ESPN faked his birth certificate for him.

02/23/2018 - 8:46am Thanks for sharing

I hope that last part in particular is either not true or no longer something he does, because that just seems to have no purpose other than to be a dick.

02/09/2018 - 1:29pm Nice

The OREB was my concern as well. Good intergration into the model. I like the idea. As metioned by someone above, if you're able to pull the data on final possessions, maybe which start with at least 10-15 seconds left on the clock, and get a PPP for that, you're pretty much on the money.

I also think it helps prevent against the momentum of the other team making a long shot, while it gives you a chance to have the "final word" in the first stanza.

02/09/2018 - 6:30am LLEEEEEEERRROOOOOOOOYYYYYYYYY

LLEEEEEEERRROOOOOOOOYYYYYYYYY

01/27/2018 - 6:45pm Makes sense to me

During the worst of moments (read: losses for UM), I avoid mgoblog and take a week off. The emotional outweighs the rational, at least in terms of who posts. The negative outweighs all else. I don't feel like reading a bunch of frustration and whining. I only read bronxblue's diary and go to touch-the-banner to get a more level post-mortum.

I can see why the MSU fans who are disgusted with their institution's handling of the situation would stay of RCMB for the near future. You can't outargue a troll or someone emotionally overinvested to the point of putting institution over individuals' health and wellness, so you stay away.

01/12/2018 - 1:07pm Apparently he was wrong once

and some people can't have with that

01/12/2018 - 11:33am It's ranked higher for undergrad, yes

But it is easier for private schools to climb the USNWR rankings since they don't have a limit on how many out of state students they can accept. There is little in those rankings that pertains to the quality of classes other than class size, which is again easier to control at private school which is not at the mercy of the state for many administrative and strategic decisions.

The underlying point that he should be able to succeed academically at UM holds.