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09/18/2018 - 2:30pm “Changing the amateur nature…

“Changing the amateur nature of that will fundamentally change whether this fits into our educational mission & cause us to reevaluate whether these are programs we want to run.”

 

The president of the UW system made $525,000 in 2015. The UW-Madison AD makes between $1.1 and $1.8M (I found conflicting figures.).  The UW-M head football coach makes $3.2M.  The UW-M head basketball coach made $3.3M in 2015.  

When the AD and coaches make more, way more  than the president, the “educational mission” is already compromised.  Add to this examples like the recent Ohio State football mess, the multiple athletic team messes at MSU.  And however many more such examples there are at Power 5 programs around the country.  

Seems to me, going the route of the Univ. of Chicago is more in keeping with “educational mission” than not paying the players.  

 

 

 

 

 

09/07/2018 - 1:50pm This.  

This.  

09/07/2018 - 1:48pm Wisconsin has had…

Wisconsin has had consistency in its program since Alvarez.  Even though he’s no longer coaching, as AD he can make sure that there’s consistency.

 

Michigan changed direction with RR, who didn’t recruit Oline.  Then they changed direction with Hoke, who had to fill in the Oline holes but whose last 2 years of recruiting were impacted by his record.  Then more changes with Harbaugh, who had to fill in the Oline holes from the Hoke tenure but has also has his own struggles.  

 

This for a position group that is so hard to project that, per a Mathlete study iirc, only 1/2 of the recruits turn out serviceable or better, and usually only in the 4th or 5th year.  

 

 

08/31/2018 - 1:00pm What was her reputation on…

What was her reputation on the SEC before this.

08/24/2018 - 6:23pm It took him 48 hours to come…

It took him 48 hours to come up with it.  

 

And its still hogwash.  “I was taught at a very young age that if I ever hit a woman I would be kicked out of the house & never welcomed back.  I have the same rule at my house & in the football program at Ohio State.”  

 

So Courtney Smith isn’t a woman?  

08/23/2018 - 6:59pm The 2 guys are Gibbons &…

The 2 guys are Gibbons & Lewan.  

08/23/2018 - 1:08pm X1000

X1000

08/22/2018 - 10:21pm McMurphy has  shared the…

McMurphy has  shared the original 2015 arrest report on fb.  

08/22/2018 - 9:48pm Not true.  It doesn’t matter…

Not true.  It doesn’t matter if the victim is a student or employee.  What matters is if the assailant is a student or employee.  

08/22/2018 - 3:57pm 1 AM is a good time.  

1 AM is a good time.  

08/22/2018 - 10:30am There are now reports that…

There are now reports that Meyer will be there.  

08/20/2018 - 7:26am You’re going by that tweet,…

You’re going by that tweet, which is not consistent with the statement OSU put out.

08/16/2018 - 12:38pm Actually, based on the…

Actually, based on the agenda of the trustees meeting,  the days of durkin, the AD, and prez could be numbered.

08/11/2018 - 9:49pm Am I misremembering?  I…

Am I misremembering?  I thought the selection committee/regents did not have Brandon as their preferred candidate, and only acquiesced because Mary Sue Coleman was so adamant that he was who she wanted.  

02/08/2018 - 7:17pm Not even that much

Alabama declared a state of emergency for a 1/2 inch of snow.

01/31/2018 - 8:37pm I get it.

You don’t like Hoke.

But that is no excuse to smear him re Gibbons. Gibbons offense took place when Rich Rodriguez was the head coach. Gibbons was only on the team when Hoke took over *because Rodriguez didn’t kick him off the team.*

Ditto the Lewan incident. That police report is dated 2009, again while Rodriguez was the head coach.

As for “it’s clear Brady Hoke was a Neanderthal in this department,” what was Rodriguez, especially given the accusations that lead to his being fired at Arizona.

01/26/2018 - 6:20pm Classic losing team step.

They aren’t going to look any better losing in a new uniform.

09/28/2017 - 3:18pm But their brand

Benefits if they back winners, no?

And there's 2 ways to do that: send your talent to top schools & hire refs. I'm waiting to hear about refs.

09/28/2017 - 11:59am They have records

Of Calls between him & Gatto.

09/27/2017 - 4:51pm Student aid, research grants, etc.

Pretty hard for a school to not receive any federal funds.

09/27/2017 - 4:49pm I would expect

That the FBI is passing the info on to the IRS. So there will be taxes & penalties to be paid.

05/08/2017 - 4:02pm That should be

4 games with Minnesota and 1 with Wisconsin. Let me guess - the little brown jug didn't have the retail optimization possibilities that a fake rivalry with Wisconsin had in Brandon's eyes.

02/04/2017 - 8:18pm My understanding is

That until recently, the Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders were paid $50 per game; they now receive $150 per game. That maybe sounds like a lot for a 3 hour game, but how many hours of rehearsal, etc are required before each game? That hourly wage gets small awfully fast.

There are 36 cheerleaders. Guaranteed 8 games. That's $43,200 in pay. The Cowboys bring in over $400m in revenue. The Cheerleaders have had a reality show for 8 years. The football salaries are $148m. You'd think Jerry Jones could afford to pay the cheerleaders a little more.

12/28/2016 - 8:32pm Comment

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12/27/2016 - 1:13pm Wait until

The stars of the 2000s start passing, WD. You won't be so sanguine when you see your youth passing away.

12/23/2016 - 11:00am It's the annual

Translate "whatever cheaper sponsorship they had to settle for" bowl to the traditional names. It's a much needed public service, because who the hell knows what bowl the "beef o Brady" bowl Is (I think that was last year.)

11/28/2016 - 7:09pm Reprimand in public;

Apology in private.

Weren't there 2, 3 instances during the Hoke era where they apologized for ref's mistakes - like denying the timeout in the concussion game? But in private.

11/23/2016 - 1:04pm You can add

Little smokies to this.

11/23/2016 - 1:00pm I'm sensing that you don't cook much.

So if you like meatballs - this is buy 3 ingredients & heat:

Frozen meatballs
Bottle of chili sauce
Jar (12 oz or so) of grape jelly.

Dumb it all in a crockpot & cook until the meatballs are done (this will be sooner if you thaw the meatballs obviously)

If you want to kick it up a notch, bake the meatballs before putting them in the crockpot. You get a good crust, better color, and less grease this way.

You can play around with the jelly - plum jelly, pepper jelly, cranberry sauce, etc. just something sweet.

No "eews" about the grape jelly. This tastes really good.

Or little smokies

Little smokies, BBQ sauce (Stubbs makes some nice ones I hear) & booze - beer or whiskey. This is to taste - less whiskey obviously.

Dump in crockpot & heat.

09/26/2016 - 12:00am Leave MSU & Harbaugh - to go

Leave MSU & Harbaugh - to go to LSU & Saban. Makes sense. Not.

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09/07/2016 - 1:42pm Actually, it probably is

Actually, it probably is worth it. Endzone described how the athletic department gets more ticket requests for the ND game, home or away, than even for the Ohio State game, how the hotels clean up, etc.

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09/06/2016 - 4:24pm I would imagine

Getting stepped on or kicked by a cow/steer would be worse.

08/31/2016 - 10:56pm Argyle? Are these for the golf team?

Argyle? Are these for the golf team?

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08/26/2016 - 8:36pm "Antioxidant Tuscan vegan & kale pizza"? No thanks, I'll pass.

"Antioxidant Tuscan vegan & kale pizza"? No thanks, I'll pass.

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08/23/2016 - 5:27pm Full-time closers.

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08/01/2016 - 10:32am I'm disappointed

I just read Angelique's article on the launch, and WD was NOT the first person in line.

06/30/2016 - 1:47pm I believe

The Tigers are running a version of that promotion this month

05/10/2016 - 9:37am Then the Madison, AL camp.

Then the Madison, AL camp. You can see Camp Harbaugh, and then check out Space Camp in next-door Huntsville.

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01/29/2016 - 6:02pm If you understood how low mtu

If you understood how low mtu hockey had sunk. He's really turned the program around.

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12/30/2015 - 2:07pm Ahem. The flu vaccine provides protection

Against 3 versions of the virus, not just one. They have also come out with a version that provides protection against 4 versions of the virus. At additional cost, of course.

The problem with the vaccine is that due to the lead time to produce the vaccine they have to make an educated guess as to which 3 versions of the virus will be prevalent. Some years they guess wrong.

12/27/2015 - 9:11pm I thought the issue was that he failed an NCAA drug test.

I thought the issue was that he failed an NCAA drug test.

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12/08/2015 - 11:55am +1000

+1000

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12/04/2015 - 1:02pm He is living in North Carolina now.

He is living in North Carolina now.

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12/03/2015 - 10:25pm And Brando had moved Ablauf

And Brando had moved Ablauf to a different job starting that game. His replacement wasn't listening to the broadcast feed like he always did, so she didn't hear the announcers going on about the hit to the head, missing an opportunity to alert the coaches & medical staff.

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12/02/2015 - 9:31pm WD, mind reminding us how

WD, mind reminding us how professionally you dressed when you filled in on that job one game day this year?

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12/02/2015 - 9:15pm Because that's the example

Because that's the example Durkin's boss set the last month he was coaching the 49ers?

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12/02/2015 - 10:56am Have you forgotten that Mattison is a former NFL coach?

Have you forgotten that Mattison is a former NFL coach?

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11/30/2015 - 9:03am Except Minnesota has an

Except Minnesota has an interim AD and because of Kill's health issues they had language in Claey's contract that if Kill had to take leave or whatever, Claey's was the interim coach. Makes a lot of sense given this to make Claey's the head coach. Next AD will get to assess his performance.

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11/30/2015 - 8:25am He is.

He is.

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11/30/2015 - 8:16am I think RR's 4 years in AZ,

I think RR's 4 years in AZ, with Casteel as his DC, helps us judge the "RR should have gotten a 4th year at Michigan" argument.

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