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05/04/2017 - 8:41pm How I Built This

Stories about building businesses. Many of which you will know. It's fantastic. If you have started your own business or dreamed of starting your own business, it is a must listen.

11/13/2015 - 2:27pm Go Gabe!

Best of luck to you and your son!  You are in good hands at the other UofM.  I have spent more time than I care to remember with my son at that facility and the doctors and nurses have always been incredible.  We'll be checking in on your game tomorrow and chearing Gabe on.  Best of luck him!   

03/25/2013 - 2:38pm Its the right move

couple of points here:

1) the startribune article referenced above is written by a sportswriter that is completely irrelevant and clueless.  i think he is 95 and completely out of touch.

2) players do not improve under tuby. 

3) he consistently throws players under the bus, which has lead to a handful of key transfers

4) MN's AD hired Shaka Smart at VCU.  This is not to say that he will be able to lure him to MN, but the background of it is more interesting.  MN assistant AD runs Villa 7.  It is annual conference that puts ADs together with the top young assistants int eh country.  They formally ran this at VCU, but have moved it to MN now.  It has been repsonsible for the hiring of some ofthe best young coaches in the country.  look it up.  this seems to be the route that they will take. hire a young up-and-comer and give him the keys to build a program, instead of simply giving a tired old coach another coupole of years

5) MN high schools have some of the top prospects in the country right now (#9 and 40 in 2013 i believe and #2 overall in 2014), and generally produce some very good talent, althought they have troubles keeping it in state.  they need a good recruiter to keep these kids in state.  If they are able to do this, the Barn is a serious homecourt advantage, and thhey should be able to create a sustainable winner.

6) for those who say the gophers were nothign before tubby, that is a pretty short-sighted view.  the gophs under Clem Haskins were a very good program.  things were terrible after the scandal which caused him to be fired. it was pretty similar to the ellerbe/amaker years.  not prettty and most gopher fans have tried to forget them.  They actually hired Monson from Gonzaga after he lead that program to its firsxt success.  bottom line though, i think the university thinks this is the major sport where they can really make a name for themsleves (other than hockey)

sorry, long and rambling, but thought it was interesting as i am a wolverine but live in the twin cities and likely have a different perspective than most of the readers of this blog.   

(also, i don't know how to spell check and don't care to read back over this to check for grammatical issues, so deal with it.)