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02/13/2010 - 3:29pm Double post.

Double post.

02/13/2010 - 3:28pm Travel for the team, coaches,

Travel for the team, coaches, etc would of course not be an issue. However, when you are talking about a school whose fans travel as well as Texas' does, it becomes a real issue. Instead of driving to Texas A&M, Oklahoma et. al., now they have to fly to Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. Distance is still an issue, especially when talking about a school whose identity is in part associated with the amount of fans that travel to away games.

02/11/2010 - 2:06pm What's not to like about

What's not to like about this. After all, we of all people should understand the growing pains that accompany bringing in a new coach with different philosophies and styles.

This guy has been around and should be able to immediately continue teaching the players in the same manner or at least along the same lines that RR and Gerg want. Sure, they could have tried to pluck some NFL guy, but why? If the staff feels comfortable that Braithwaite can do the job, I'm all for it.

02/11/2010 - 5:05am 2011

With the collective bargaining agreement ending next year and owners looking for ways to cut costs, I think everyone assumes that a rookie salary cap would be a logical way to being to accomplish that. Also, it has been argued before that the players union would support a rookie cap as large guaranteed salaries for first round picks (as Long got last year) limits veteran free agents ability to also sign large contracts.

Additionally, there is always the rumor of a 2011 lock out.

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601079&sid=asOsf3eNNBPc

Granted it is likely all posturing by the respective sides in their negotiations. However, if you are Warren, and there is even the possibility of a cap, or worse a lock out, it is not hard to come to the conclusion that entering now is the right choice, at least in my opinion.

I would have loved to see him back next year, but I can't really blame him for trying to look out for himself given all the uncertainty.

02/09/2010 - 5:14am That is what made him so good

His lectures were a show. You couldn't take notes even if you wanted to as it was impossible to pay attention to anything other than his enthusiasm for the topic. And catching every word during lecture wasn't necessary anyway, all you had to do was complete the reading and not drool on your final and an A was almost guaranteed.

If you couldn't get excited after listening to Williams, it wasn't going to happen. It's too bad you didn't enjoy him. He was absolutely one of my favorites.

02/05/2010 - 2:31pm For me, Sharp's article, and

For me, Sharp's article, and those that have followed are not troubling because of a double standard between UM and MSU, or because of an agenda against RR, or the fact that the Free Press has decided the best way to stay afloat is to occupy the niche of antagonizing UM fans, it is their disregard for Dorsey himself. Other posters have talked about what a special day signing day should have been for him, so I won’t get into that, but as a caller on WTKA this morning said, the Free Press has forever tinted this 18-year-olds future just so that they could have a story. As he put it, these stories have removed any chance that Dorsey could have taken advantage of programs often in place that allow juveniles to have their records expunged after a certain period of time. This is no longer an option for him. Even if he were allowed to have his arrests, acquittal, and dropped charged removed from him record, a simple google search, not even a background check, would turn up the Free Press’s story. So, were they correct in reporting this? Sure. Was it considerate to this young man or his family, not even close. They turned a non-story into something that will now forever follow him, just so they could up their page views for a day or two. That is what troubles me.

Anyway, can we all move on?

Lets congratulate Demar for his achievements so far and what must be the accomplishment of a dream to play major college football at great school. He will have the chance to truly make a life for himself. But beyond that, can we not talk about this again. Please.

02/05/2010 - 4:30am Jack Johnson was offered and

Jack Johnson was offered and committed to Michigan at 14.

11/23/2009 - 2:14pm You have too much time on your hands to have found that

But ya, that is pretty much what my soul dong felt like.

+1

11/11/2009 - 10:46am I think the mistake would be

I think the mistake would be starting over again with a new freshman QB. Tate will improve; DG can challenge for the job in 2011 if he is that good.

11/10/2009 - 2:42pm Sunroom Cafe

Try and get to the Sunroon Cafe for breakfast. It's on State St. The blueberry pancakes are awesome and the Florentine omlet is very good as well.

As for bars, when I went I made the mistake of trying to go to specific ones only to find out that for the most part, they are all the same. My suggestion is just walk around and go into one. There is a bar on pretty much every street, and you can get an idea of what the crowd will be like by looking at the people in line. If it's not your scene, walk half a block to the next one. Have fun, Madison is a great place.

11/10/2009 - 2:32pm Second

Its always packed, but the macaroni pizza and the BBQ chicken pizza are wonderful. It's a lot like NYPD. Huge slices, long line, drunk kids. It's good.

11/08/2009 - 1:15pm What happened on the fumble

What happened on the fumble by Henne, Gamecast didn't say what the result of the review was?

11/06/2009 - 2:25am A+

A+

10/31/2009 - 7:20pm Ya, but my question is, will Kelly be available next year?

I think there is a good chance a good program makes a push for him this year.

10/31/2009 - 7:16pm I'm not saying he should be fired...

But Brian Kelly comes to mind as someone who may fit your criteria. RR should absolutely get another year to show that he belongs here and deserves the job, but it's getting hard to keep defending him.

10/31/2009 - 2:28pm Uhh, does Iowa have a backup qb?

Because with Stanzi looking like he might end the game with more interceptions than completions at the rate he is going, it might be a good time to get him out of the game.

10/27/2009 - 8:26am B-/C+

B-/C+

10/26/2009 - 4:33pm I love linda

And since I'm pretty sure she reads this site as she just essentially quoted Brian's "mama said there'd be days like this" line; what up Linda.

10/21/2009 - 1:46pm Timing

Ya, of course we all knew that this was going to happen one day, and it was most likely going to be sooner than later. All I am saying is that the timing is somewhat concerning.

Than again, maybe I am just being an irrational pessimist. Please let that be the case.

10/21/2009 - 1:32pm NCAA investigation

Does anyone else think that the timing of this might indicate that the NCAA investigation isn't going as smoothly as hoped?

Hopefully this isn't the case.

10/18/2009 - 2:06pm I was at Gameday in '07

There was no snow, but since I got there pretty early I talked to one of the security guards for a while. The entire time he bitched about the location the school had given them. (It was on the raised parking lot off of Main) I have also been to Gameday when it was at the golf course one year for ND, and that was pretty bad as well. So there might be some truth to the claim that Gameday just doesn't like coming the AA because there really is no good place that they can (are allowed) to set up.

10/17/2009 - 2:47am But that is not really the point

Kiper is just a reflection of what NFL GMs/scouts are thinking/feeling about the draft. He tries to portray his rankings as if they are true talent assessments, but all he is actually doing to trying to come up with justifications as to why a GM/scout or multiple GMs/scouts like/dislike a player.

Also, with Millen as a GM for so long, is it really that hard to believe that at least 1 GM/scout thought that Carson Butler was a pass blocking machine who would never ever take a penalty or assumed that Mike Hart couldn't block because he was small without every actually looking at the game footage?

10/16/2009 - 4:13am Anyone have suggestions on

Anyone have suggestions on how I can get it to work? Whether I try to download it or listen to it on then little player, it always cuts out right around 3 min.

10/15/2009 - 10:02am Actual Malice

FYI, you don't intend actual malice. In fact, actual malice really isn't malice at all. It is just the name given to the prong of defamation suits in which public figures must prove that those being accused, in publishing their information either a) knew that what they were publishing was false or b) showed reckless disregard in verifying whether it was true or false.

10/15/2009 - 9:50am Actual Malice

Edit: Posted twice for some reason

10/14/2009 - 12:07pm Redshirt please

As Brian has mentioned, ideally you would redshirt him both to allow him to grow into the college game and so that there are 2 years of separation between him and Tate/Denard. That is assuming of course that Denard becomes a serviceable QB and that Tate keeps his fragile little self in one piece. So I think the best scenario is a redshirt since that would mean that Tate is still alive, Denard has improved, and Devin will get a full three years of preparation before taking over as a redshirt Junior.

Also, I think it is important to keep in mind that Tate has very much been the exception to the "Freshmen QBs are not good" rule.

10/14/2009 - 5:35am Tate signalling in plays for

Tate signalling in plays for the entire game

Denard making the right reads and checkdowns

A shutout

Woolfolk emerging as a respectable option at corner

10/14/2009 - 5:18am Adam Arbour

Any idea why Adam left? I played HS baseball with him. Great kid. From when I knew him I always thought he had all the makings to be a great coach someday. Hope he found somewhere that he is happy and can further develop that.

10/13/2009 - 1:24pm While you are obviously right

While you are obviously right to say that your average Joe in the stands knows less about the medical implications of a concussion than the team doctors, I think we have seen that there is still a lot of uncertainty with this type of injury and no one can yet predict the long term implications for the health of the athlete. And I don’t think many people here are trying to claim that they do know more. It seems to me that I many people are simply trying to say that when dealing with unknown factors that can seriously impact the long term health of an 18 year old kid, it is best to come down on the safe side.

It's something I agree with. Regardless of whether it was Delaware State or another team, allowing him to rest and heal is the most important thing in this situation. To that point, I thought that Meyer set a terrible example by letting Tebow play. Considering he was experiencing symptoms the entire preceding week and was a game time decision, there is no reason he should have stepped onto the field. I'm hoping that RR takes the opposite route and rests Tate out of precaution even if he is feeling fine.

10/13/2009 - 10:20am Ya, that's bad

Looked right past that somehow. Feel free to neg away for that. It deserves it.

10/13/2009 - 9:36am Its all in the name

The DSU band is called The Approaching Storm and the chearleaders/dance group is called D'Elegance. I'm gunna go out on a limb here and say that as good as the Michigan Marching Band is, they should probably take notes during half time. Especially the chearleaders.

If anything it will be very entertaining. Get your hot dog during the game and make sure you don't miss halftime.

10/12/2009 - 2:34pm History

The History Deptartment was ranked as high as 5 while I was there, but has now dropped to 7. So it's not only Engineering that has top 10 programs.

10/12/2009 - 2:21pm Rankings

There are several reasons undergrad it ranked lower than the grad programs. For one, Michigan is a grad oriented research university and puts a huge chunk of resources into its grad/research programs in comparison to undergrad.

Secondly, one of the reasons that our undergrad rankings have dropped in recent years/are lower than the grad rankings is because the percentage of applicants accepted has steadily risen. Last year undergrad accepted somewhere near 50% (I actually believe it was just over 50% IIRC) of everyone who applied. This is in stark contrast to say the law school which accepts around 20% or the med school which accepts under 3%! When exclusivity is a factor in the rankings, it is not hard to see why undergrad is ranked lower. It is not the only reason, but it is one that people have repeatedly pointed out in the past.

10/12/2009 - 12:55pm Possible result of the concussion

According to someone who posted earlier, the TO from our own one by Minor may have been a result of Tate being out of it. The general idea (and I am not sure where this is coming from) was that RR signaled in a play change from the sideline, but that Tate either missed it or got it and failed to relay it to the rest of the team, prompting Minor to call the TO. Who knows if that is really what happened, but if Tate did miss the play, then it might help to explain/justify the TO.

10/10/2009 - 1:12pm GameTracker says Nichol has

GameTracker says Nichol has been MSU's only QB today.

10/04/2009 - 5:29am Kick the extra point

I thought the same thing about going for 2 at the time. However, now I think RR made the right decision to kick the extra point and send it to OT.

While we certainly had momentum and had been driving, I just don't know what play you call for a 2pt conversion in that instance. With the fact that the Oline had been getting pushed back all day, you kind of have to call a pass. But with the weather and the pressure that they were getting, does it really make sense to put the entire game into one throw.

Additionally, I think going to OT especially makes sense when you consider that both the defense had just played very well and that Cousins was a bit gimpy.

In that case I think he was right in deciding to let Tate try and engineer another drive in OT (instead of just asking him to make one all-or-nothing play) and then to see if the defense could make another stop.

Just my thoughts though. I am sure this point will be talked about a lot in the coming week.

10/03/2009 - 4:46am Wont be Colorado

The Colorado Athletic Depatment is something like $8 million in debt and it's estimated that Hawkin's buyout is in the area of $3 million.

Coloradao couldn't afford to fire Hawkins (even though they likely really want to), let alone hire a new coach, especially someone who is going to demand the type of money Kelly will.