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07/04/2009 - 7:43pm I agree

Hawaii wasn't as great that year as their record, but it is the only way the argument that the regular season is a playoff makes sense. If we want to think of the regular season that way, you have to accept that an undefeated team gets in before a 2-loss team, no? Otherwise it isn't a playoff at all, which is OK as well but then let's stop giving lip-service to that notion.

07/04/2009 - 4:05pm "Please people, don't vote

"Please people, don't vote against posts because of disagreement, however. Then there would be no point of having a board. Vote against something because it's a troll'ish or dick'ish response."

This is the key... if it happens the way you suggest, this will work very well.

07/04/2009 - 3:59pm Yes

You are absolutely correct that these things should be taken into account. If Michigan doesn't even offer the 5th ranked player in MI, and State gets him, so what? It is meaningless for the in-state recruiting debate.

07/04/2009 - 12:14pm None of us know, you are

None of us know, you are correct. But none of us really know the second part of your post... that UM guaranteed him he'd be a QB and Florida did not. One thing I am sure of... he'll have every opportunity to compete at QB from the start. If he is switched, it will be because he didn't win that competition, and he can help the team at another position.

07/04/2009 - 11:53am Yes

In 2007 LSU won the title over OSU. LSU had two losses and Hawaii was undefeated.

07/04/2009 - 11:46am Great!!

Thanks.... these things will get me through until Sept. 5.

07/04/2009 - 11:43am Hill wasn't offered....seems

Hill wasn't offered....seems RR didn't want him, or has other, better options.

07/04/2009 - 11:41am Absolutely!


07/04/2009 - 11:39am Yes

He's the prototype

07/04/2009 - 10:54am I'm willing to accept the

I'm willing to accept the argument that the regular season is like a long playoff, with each game a potential eliminator for a team (actually, it is like a double elimination structure for most teams--lose once, you still have a chance, lose twice and you are in trouble) but would like to see a additional rules. For example, there should be a rule that no 2-loss team can play for the title when there is an undefeated team remaining.

07/04/2009 - 10:48am A taste of glory!

I was qualified to give or dock points for about five minutes!! Then... I lost it. I guess I posted something people hate because I lost points! Aaarrrrrggg.... the humanity!!

07/04/2009 - 10:45am I agree

It would give Gardner time to develop (redshirt?) and allow for quality depth at the position. After two years, if he is beaten out by both Tate and Gardner then perhaps he makes a move.

07/04/2009 - 10:40am Why?

If we get Cullen Christian along with Avery and one other highly ranked DB (Knight, Grimes, Anderson) which is entirely possible (maybe likely) then what do we lose by not getting Mathis?

07/04/2009 - 10:32am I think it is SMAHT-RICH

I think it is SMAHT-RICH

07/04/2009 - 10:22am I don't think they will win

I don't think they will win either, but think they COULD win. OSU might be in the midst of a disappointing year. Imagine if they lose big to USC in the Shoe, and lose a couple of other Games along the way (they play at Penn State and then have Iowa at home leading up to the Michigan game). It is possible they come into the Big House and get out played.

07/04/2009 - 10:18am Perhaps when he starts

Perhaps when he starts putting up big numbers we can have a weekly feature called "Evan Metrics" where we recap his contributions.

07/04/2009 - 8:10am "FWIW quite a few ND

"FWIW quite a few ND "recruiting mods" (not sure how to really describe them but talent evaluators I guess) are much more worried about where he will be lining up than forcier."

Isn't that just because there is no ambiguity for Tate (he is a QB or nothing and they KNOW where he'll be lining up) but lots of ambiguity for DRob (he is capable of playing many positions)?

07/04/2009 - 12:27am Since none of us really knows

Since none of us really knows what was "promised" or what will transpire between now and the end of the season, isn't it a bit presumptuous to suggest that if Robinson plays something other than QB it means he was lied to??

07/04/2009 - 12:24am Thanks

Thanks for the info... and thanks for the opportunity to pad my points :)

07/03/2009 - 11:50pm Huh?

I see no +'s or -'s at all. Maybe I don't have enough MGoPoints to rate others??

07/03/2009 - 10:44pm Recruiting wars

No, you are conflating recruiting and player development. It isn't hard to see who is winning recruiting wars. You simply look at players both schools wanted and see who gets them. By that metric, Michigan consistently wins the "recruiting wars" against State. State gets occasional guys (Gohlson) that Michigan wants, but more often takes guys Michigan didn't offer (Hill). Michigan frequently gets players offered by both.

07/03/2009 - 10:38pm Not really (again)

Even with PA counted, it is a wash. This year (so far) we have two from MI, last year we had 4. This year we have two guys from Texas, two from Florida (with more to come), a guy from SC and a guy from Louisiana.

And the original premise of your point is flawed. There were decommits from all over last year, including one from Minnesota and one from MI (Big Will did re-commit), so why would we expect that recruiting the Midwest prevents "getting burned" by decommits. We had a couple decommits form Texas, but haven't stopped recruiting Texas.

RR is recruiting players he wants and they are (still) coming from all over.

07/03/2009 - 7:26pm Not really

There are 7 committed now from the Mid-West (didn't include PA of course) and we had 8 last year. We'll likely add a couple from the Mid-West to finish out the class, but will also have a couple more in the class total.

The upshot? No more Mid-West focus this year than last.

06/30/2009 - 11:08am On the other hand

Leaders can't be simply appointed, either. Just to play devil's advocate, I think RR's system asks everyone to be a leader (or try) and then rewards those who actually led with the end-of-year recognition. I like it.

06/25/2009 - 10:41am Further evidence for Door #2

Rodriguez was a God in WV right up until he left, which tells me that WV fans are reacting entirely to his departure, per se, and not at all to his "character." Mercenary? His first HC job in D-1 was at WV, and he stayed there a long time, eventually jumping to Michigan (however you feel about him, WV, or UM, the Michigan job is a huge step up). Where is the mercenary???

06/18/2009 - 3:44pm I was being sarcastic

But since you brought him up, the vest left Youngstown State under a cloud, and YSU would have had to forfeit their 1991 championship if the violations had been discovered before the four-year NCAA statute of limitations. The Clarett thing was a replay of the YSU issues, and so they are not isolated incidents.


06/18/2009 - 1:27pm In other words

You have no idea.

06/18/2009 - 1:24pm Are you kidding....

He left West Virginia.... and didn't want to pay them $4 million.... and.... and.... Packman....

04/27/2009 - 11:45am Turnabout

A snarky post (by you) about redundant threads received a snarky post (by me) about hypocritically posting in said thread. That's pretty obvious. WTF is your problem?

[BTW, half of all the posts in this thread are by you. Good thing the OP happened, otherwise what would you do??]

04/27/2009 - 11:16am And yet...

You posted TWICE in the unnecessary, redundant thread.

04/17/2009 - 4:46pm disappointing

It is disappointing if not surprising. He had pretty strong ties to UM (dad was equipment manager in his day) and seemed to have lots of interest.

04/15/2009 - 8:53am Well...

He played in a spread in HS, shredded just about every NY high school record, and would likely be viewed as a back-up anyway. So yeah, Greg Paulus, come on down.

04/14/2009 - 1:47pm Funny you mention that

T.C. Robinson and Lo Wood are defensive players.

04/12/2009 - 4:44pm Portable lights

I read somewhere that the TV network pays for the portable lights, since they are the ones that set the game time.

04/04/2009 - 11:07pm Alphabetical

The colleges are listed alphabetically within the "medium interest" category. That said, seems like his recruitment might last a while.

04/04/2009 - 10:29pm It wasn't a DUI

He was intoxicated outside a club and was arrested.

04/04/2009 - 10:19pm This is a month old

This is a month old. You realize that this is just him pleading in a case that is old, right? This isn't exactly news.

03/29/2009 - 5:37pm Wow.. inside info!

So, who is going to MSU but WAS considering UM before?? I haven't heard any announcements.

03/29/2009 - 4:00pm Big connection

He has a big connection with Michigan--his dad was the football equipment manager when he went to UM!! There are pictures of Caleb as a young boy in the UM locker room trying on a winged helmet. I think he will come to Michigan.

03/29/2009 - 9:02am Freshman QB

"There are plenty of qbs that play their freshmen year and do just fine."

Not many at all, actually.

03/29/2009 - 7:49am Every game

Every game is "winnable"... even the games that aren't "won." Toledo last year was a "gimme" right?

03/28/2009 - 5:17pm You mean...

people like Doxa?

03/28/2009 - 5:06pm Is this a joke?

Do you want an exciting, energetic basketball environment, or do you want a monastery? Geesh.

And weren't you the one calling for a super-awesome-cool jumbo-tron in the Big House?? Wouldn't that end the tradition of boring, pixilated scoreboards?

03/23/2009 - 3:17pm Yeah...

But he isn't on our team, so we'll just have to leave the ball massaging to you. Have fun with that.

03/23/2009 - 8:36am Fire beilein....

and hire noahtahl!!! He's a genius!!

03/22/2009 - 5:22pm Wow!!

Fans being excessively critical of the opponent! Call the press...

03/21/2009 - 6:27pm What??

Are you suggesting that, over the ten year period, the Big Ten has gotten significantly MORE teams in than the ACC and Big East?

03/21/2009 - 4:58pm Nope

Just following a hyperbole-filled argument (yours) with a simplistic observation. Seems fair...

03/21/2009 - 4:37pm In 36 hours

the ACC could have 0 teams left in the tourney. What is your point?

03/21/2009 - 9:49am Interesting

Florida State, the ACC tourney runner-up, "finessed" their way out of the tournament by losing to a "grind it out" no talent Wisconsin team. Hmmm... How is that possible??