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07/13/2018 - 8:57pm How does Croatia do it?

How does Croatia do it?

05/21/2018 - 10:47am S. Africa

Great choice, I went there for work once and it is one of the most memorable places I have ever been. Beautiful landscape, beaches, and wildlife, but also a terrible legacy of Apartheid. The townships outside Cape Town are pretty shocking to see.

 

When I was there Cape Town was pretty safe, but some other parts of the country were very dangerous. Cab driver in Durban told me to stay indoors at night and I remember thinking "so it's like Detroit." 

05/10/2018 - 1:28pm Lebron

Lebron is probably a bit more of a physical talent (bigger and stronger), while MJ is more ruthless. I would rather play with Lebron, a natural facilitator who can guard every position on the floor. 

Lebron is only 3-5 in finals appearances, but it is a team game and he has not had nearly the supporting casts that MJ had. Pippen was an all-time Top 50 player and those Bulls teams had other strong role players (Rodman, Kukoc, Grant, etc.). Also MJ played for Phil Jackson, one of the best coaches ever. 

Off the court, Lebron has spoken out numerous times on social issues, while MJ was famously averse to politics. Also MJ was owner/president of the worst team in NBA history (2011-12 Bobcats).

05/02/2018 - 4:17pm great

The players probably ought to get some financial compensation considering all the highly paid coaches and administrators who are supported by the football program. But short of that, these trips are a nice perk (regardless of what Amani Toomer thinks). Big thanks to the donors.

04/27/2018 - 7:27pm seriously

I hope Amazon puts Walmart/Sams out of business

04/27/2018 - 7:25pm Costco

Costco for alcohol, meat (salmon, steak, etc.), eggs, baby stuff, electronics. The Costco credit card (visa) is a great cash back card. Also they have discounted gift cards for various restaurants and entertainment, at least in southern California. I can shop there with a clear conscience, unlike Walmart or Sam's.

 

Will be enjoying Stone beers (from Costco) tonight.

 

04/27/2018 - 2:14pm Seriously, get one off his

Seriously, get one off his Instagram or anywhere really.

04/27/2018 - 2:11pm hell yes

I can't wait for the season now...feels like it has been forever since we had a decent QB. 

04/26/2018 - 1:42pm small cars

I understand why Ford is doing this, but aren't they worried that tastes could change in the future? What if small electric/hybrid cars become more popular in the future? 

04/25/2018 - 4:32pm Huskers

I think a lot of Nebraska fans, especially older ones, believe the Devaney/Osborne glory years are bound to return, that all they've been missing is the right coach. We will see.

04/25/2018 - 4:24pm correct

They also got blown out at home by Iowa last year.

04/25/2018 - 1:20pm nice analysis

Nice job with this dive into the numbers. They would seem to justify fan enthusiasm for Shea. 

 

I don't think Peters had enough attempts to conclude much from his numbers, however. 108 attempts is not very many, and 44 were in the bowl game.

04/23/2018 - 7:36pm Brian

Brian sounded so gloomy re the offensive line. Isn't it possible that a new O-line coach and a spring of practices will lead to some improvement? Can't we have some hope in April?

04/23/2018 - 7:16pm Kentwood

Not sure how they assign recruiting areas, but maybe they need to get Partridge on some of these in-state kids.

04/22/2018 - 2:03pm Coach O

Bruce Feldman wrote a pretty good book about college football recruiting ("Meat Market") that focuses on Coach O when he was at Ole Miss. The impression I got from reading it is that Coach O has a singleminded focus on recruiting, and doesn't pay much attention to other things. 

04/20/2018 - 2:16pm Notre Dame

Hopefully the round table can discuss Notre Dame next time.

04/20/2018 - 2:07pm EPL

I have only been following EPL for the last 4-5 years, but I think Arsene has been a poor leader for Arsenal during that period. He offers nothing but excuses for their failures, though I will admit that his excuses are so creative as to be often be quite entertaining.

 

I think fans of the other big clubs were hoping he would hang on for another year or two. The competition to make top four in EPL is only going to get tougher.

04/17/2018 - 2:35pm Peters

After watching the Amazon doc, I was reminded of my initial impression of Peters being pretty good in his first few games. He has nice touch on the ball and seemed to make good reads. Maybe he just had a bad game in the Outback Bowl.

 

Also I wouldn't read too much into Peters's stats due to the very small sample size.

 

04/17/2018 - 2:28pm yes

That's the fun of spring...especially with no spring game to ground expectations.

04/13/2018 - 12:57pm Pep

After watching most of the doc, my issue with Pep is that he doesn't seem to give the QBs much instruction to correct their mistakes. Maybe Amazon is editing the technical stuff out, but most of his communication with the QBs seems to be generic motivational things like "get them next time" after they fumble or throw an INT. 

 

So Craig Ross, I disagree with you that Pep "comes out well" in the doc, though he does seem like a nice guy. 

 

 

 

04/13/2018 - 12:47pm good luck

If it were me, I would just retire after that kind of back injury, but good luck to him.

04/12/2018 - 2:46pm WR

WR...yikes. Hopefully McElwain can turn things around.

04/12/2018 - 1:37pm Pep

I am surprised to see all the positive comments about Pep on this board and on the mgoblog roundtable this morning. Through 5 episodes, I see Pep giving the QBs very little instruction to correct their mistakes. Most of his communication with them seems to be bland motivational comments.

 

There are at least some clips of Harbaugh trying to teach Speight how to hold the ball more securely on handoffs, and instructing JOK to go through his progression better.

 

03/20/2018 - 2:59pm season

I can't wait to relive the season

03/20/2018 - 2:56pm wrestling

Seems that wrestling is always one of the first to go when these athletic departments downsize.

03/01/2018 - 4:15pm reddit

Reddit (r/cfb) was having a good laugh at this yesterday. 

02/23/2018 - 2:28pm accountability

Glad that Coach Harbaugh is holding his staff accountable

02/22/2018 - 6:52pm QBs

QBs know the WR position pretty well, due to the amount of time they spend together in practice and the general coordination that is necessary between them.  

I think this is why you see a bunch of college QBs able to transition to WR in the NFL (Braxton Miller, Terrell Pryor, Julian Edelman, etc.)

02/08/2018 - 3:36pm Ohio

I have heard Marcus Ray say they should recruit more Ohio kids for this reason, i.e., that Ohio kids will be more motivated / less intimidated against OSU. But probably he just says it because he is from Ohio.

02/07/2018 - 12:37pm nice

Good, five more chances for Harbaugh to get a win against him

02/07/2018 - 12:29pm terrible

This would be a terrible hire. McElwain got hired at Florida based on a small sample size of work at CSU, where he had a 5-star RB (Dee Hart) transfer from Alabama. His success there had nothing to do with coaching ability, just a talent advantage over the rest of the Mountain West.

 

Take a look at the Florida message boards if you think he can coach.

02/02/2018 - 4:05pm quote

Illuminating quote from Tom Brady Sr., asked whether he holds a grudge against Lloyd Carr for the way Tom was trated at UM: 

“I absolutely do. I don’t harbor it against Michigan. I have Irish Alzheimer’s. I forget everything but hold my grudges… As a parent, I feel Tommy got screwed and many of my friends who were at Michigan, who were strong Michigan advocates and graduates — they felt he got screwed, too.”

 

The article is not clear on whether this grudge is about the Brady/Henson controversy specifically, or Tom's treatment in general at UM. Anyway looking back on that era, it is amazing how Brady's and Henson's paths have diverged. 

01/31/2018 - 1:27pm Bo/Mo/Lloyd

Grew up in the Ann Arbor area during the Bo/Mo/Lloyd years. Impossible to NOT be a fan during that run of Big Ten titles, Heisman trophy winners, and the magic 97 season.

01/26/2018 - 1:22pm ESPN

Front page on espn.com right now

01/24/2018 - 2:01pm DB

How does this guy keep getting jobs? 

01/17/2018 - 12:37pm nice

Also check out the tweet from yesterday showing artist's rendering of fitness and nutrition center, coming soon.

01/12/2018 - 6:03pm would love this

I think Coach Ken could get his fair share of wins against the rest of the Pac-12 South. Defending the triple option requires tremendous discipline and USC, UCLA, etc. are...not known for that.

 

01/10/2018 - 4:48pm Showtime series are great

I am looking forward to this. If it's anything like the documentary "A Season With" on Showtime, it will be a great look behind the scenes at the coaching staff. Also since this is airing after the season, I am hoping they will show some of the coaches meetings where they devise game strategy.

01/09/2018 - 8:10pm Fromm was a super recruit

Worth noting that although Fromm is a freshman, he was a big-time QB recruit (5 stars from multiple recruiting services, U.S. Army All-American, etc.).

 

Another possible explanation for the jump in Kirby Smart's second year is improved coaching all-around relative to Smart's predecessor (Mark Richt). I was under the impression that Georgia continually underperformed under Richt, under whom they had many 9-win seasons but ultimately left fans frustrated as a breakout season eluded him.

01/06/2018 - 12:19pm Basically agree

They have had some "big" wins under Harbaugh; it was only last year that they beat Wisconsin, MSU, and Penn State. Yet after losing all the rivalry games this season and the bowl game collapse, the holes at critical positions (QB, offensive tackle), I don't feel much optimism that things will look better in 2018.

01/04/2018 - 2:01pm Having a WR coach would help

Having a WR coach would help

01/04/2018 - 12:46pm Higher than many power 5 head coach salaries

If this is true, Aranda will be paid more than head coaches at the lower end of Power 5 conferences, and more than the head coaches at ALL group of 5 programs.

12/06/2017 - 6:25pm yay!

yay!

10/24/2017 - 6:57pm No free lunches

I agree with mvp, a (soft) subscription model may be the way of the future, and Sam Harris has been great in promoting this. This allows the content creators to be paid for their work while still maintaining editorial independence. When you read "free" sites like mlive you are actually paying by being limited to mediocre content and being inundated with ads. 

You see a similar dynamic in TV, where the quality of content on HBO is head and shoulders above the channels that rely on ads.