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11/14/2018 - 2:20pm There is a Dobbs kid who is…

There is a Dobbs kid who is a 5* OL, do we have a shot with him?

/ducks...

11/08/2018 - 4:34pm Why would anyone take that…

Why would anyone take that job?  The guy is a fantastic OL coach and was an ok but not great OC with a talented OSU offense. -

So the choices are that he can stay at Michigan for the next 5-10 years as the OL Coach / Running Game coordinator and get paid a ton of $$$ (more than Kansas can pay its HC).

Or he can go start a rebuild at Kansas and be out of a job in 2-3 years.  And not even be able to focus on what he is best at - coaching the OL.

If his life goal is to be the HC at a basketball school, then he should go for it.  Otherwise, he would be crazy to take it.

11/08/2018 - 4:30pm You guys have it all wrong,…

You guys have it all wrong, I am on a conference call with Bluey, Albatross and the rest of the Starz Mafia and they are telling me that the 2016 recruiting class sucked because half of the guys on that list are 3 stars.

11/07/2018 - 12:30pm Maybe he was talking to…

Maybe he was talking to Mineral King and just assumed it was Shea

11/05/2018 - 1:34pm I think MSU can win with no …

I think MSU can win with no "free" points.

11/05/2018 - 10:56am Maybe?  But I thought he was…

Maybe?  But I thought he was more of a 3T / NG type and Zach is like the opposite of that - so not sure why a Zach Harrison silent commit would impact Denver.

Maybe a George Karlaftis silent commit? - hahaha, that would make sense though

11/05/2018 - 10:48am Shocking that a random board…

Shocking that a random board poster would turn on him.  The pro-OSU pundits have not turned on him as of yet; however, they are saying that OSU has enough young talent to survive until the 2020 class can come to the rescue.

Apparently they feel there is a lot of DLine talent in 2020.

11/05/2018 - 10:46am It was Billy Price, not Joey…

It was Billy Price, not Joey Bosa.  Not sure why people on the board want so badly to change this to Joey Bosa (not picking on you - I have seen this several times).

And even the Michigan guys said it got blown out of proportion.  Don't forget he was watching a Brady Hoke era OLine.

11/05/2018 - 8:22am For the MGoReaders under 20,…

For the MGoReaders under 20, they haven’t been there before - or at least don’t remember.

for those of us with some grey hairs, we can act that way.

11/05/2018 - 8:20am Hey Gerald, I was in Ann…

Hey Gerald, I was in Ann Arbor for the game last weekend and checked our your presidential library - good stuff.

11/05/2018 - 8:10am Unacceptable Seth - no rest…

Unacceptable Seth - no rest for the weary!  

Kidding - accept the comments as a complement of how much everyone enjoys the podcasts!

10/28/2018 - 7:59pm Everybody sees what Kirby…

Everybody sees what Kirby Smart is doing with the best talent that money can buy - why wouldn’t Pruitt replicate that model?

10/28/2018 - 7:52pm Is that the new Bluey…

Is freelion the new Bluey account?  

Nothing sadder than a moron sh!tting on teenagers.  I wouldn’t bother responding next time- you just encourage them.

 

10/26/2018 - 2:47pm half of them would transfer…

half of them would transfer when they didn't win the starting job within 2 years.  Not criticizing, just saying...

10/26/2018 - 11:50am Or UMass

Or UMass

10/26/2018 - 9:57am Rosanne died - I saw it on…

Rosanne died - I saw it on TV (actually I didn't but I heard they wrote her off).

10/26/2018 - 9:52am Commonwealth folks use …

Commonwealth folks use "homely" in a positive manner - means comfortable.  A homely girl in South Africa is the pretty "girl next door" type not someone who is plain looking or worse.

Maybe Eric has Commonwealth ties :)

10/25/2018 - 3:18pm They are not mutually…

They are not mutually exclusive and I would argue the former caused the latter.

10/24/2018 - 8:40pm That wasn’t bad.

Sorry man,…

That wasn’t bad.

Sorry man, I must have you confused with someone else.  I’ll stop now.

10/24/2018 - 8:40pm Sorry man, I must have you…

Sorry man, I must have you confused with someone else.  I’ll stop now.

10/24/2018 - 4:44pm Maybe they do report the…

Maybe they do report the income on their tax return.

10/24/2018 - 4:39pm Topeka Community College is…

Topeka Community College is getting the death penalty for this.

10/24/2018 - 1:27pm You definitely shit on Jeff…

You definitely shit on Jeff George Jr. which I admit is not as bad as shitting on teenagers.  If you are not part of the starz mafia - then I apologize that your nearly constant negativity about the program made me think that you were part of that group.

Btw/ I keep going to the well on JGJ because that was literally the post where this website bottomed out.  This ridiculous fanbase literally went into hysteria over a f&cking PWO spot.  I have cut my posting by 90% because it made me feel dirty even being part of the board.

10/24/2018 - 1:12pm You are correct.  And I am…

You are correct.  And I am sure that Dantonio and Chryst and Canada would have really appreciated the heads up that Gary was not playing.

Do you really think Harbaugh (or Gary for that matter) want to tip off our opponents?  What a moran!

10/24/2018 - 1:07pm While you don't have to be…

While you don't have to be excited and comment on new recruit "Hello" posts.  Any supposed fan who actively shits on a new recruit is an asshole. 

You are literally shitting on a teenager on what is supposed to be one of the best days of their life when you know that he and his family are 99% guaranteed to read it.  It is the equivalent of going up to a bride on her wedding day and telling her that she looks like shit.

By the way, we are the only fan base that shits on recruits en masse.  I have ready equivalent "Hello" posts for 3 stars on OSU, MSU, Georgia and Iowa boards and have never seen more than maybe 1 person question if that players' commitment should have been accepted.  It was an OSU poster for one of their 3 stars this year and the Eleven Warriors mods blanked it out although you could still read it.

10/24/2018 - 10:08am You are more than happy to…

You are more than happy to jump onto the pile when something negative happens or you don't think a recruit is good enough but are the #1 cheerleader during the good times.  That is a lot to be proud of.

When we are in the CFP (hopefully this year) and win a championship or two, you will be crowing about how you were always a loyal supporter of the team.  There are about 20 folks like you on the board - I would be embarrassed to support the team now if I was in that group.

Edit - I did like your edit which tells me something when you can admit that you may have gotten something wrong.  So I give you props for that.

10/24/2018 - 10:01am Did she start crying that…

Did she start crying that Harbaugh offered Jeff George Jr. a PWO spot?  I must have missed that.

I do remember when you made a fool of yourself back then like you are doing now.

10/24/2018 - 8:32am Go to StubHub

Go to StubHub

10/23/2018 - 3:14pm Wrong - Michigan gets in if…

Wrong - Michigan gets in if they win out.  You are trying to think of worst case scenarios and rationalizing the path there.

The only thing you have to know is that we have the Michigan money cannon (which ironically includes all of the folks that hate us - and there are a lot) and there is close to a zero % probability that we are excluded regardless of how things play out.  Nobody wants to see another boring Clemson vs. Oklahoma semi-final.

NCAA and ESPN can taste the money that would come from a Michigan vs. Alabama showdown (just think of the Saban vs. Harbaugh hawt takes on Pete Finebaum) or even a Michigan vs. Notre Dame rematch.  Their mouths are watering as we type...

 

10/23/2018 - 3:07pm This is the winner.  There…

This is the winner.  There is a zero chance that a 1 loss B1G champ named Michigan does not get into the playoff.

The committee will be drooling at the opportunity for Harbaugh + the insanely large and wealthy Michigan fan base + the insanely large number of other team's fans that hate Harbaugh/Michigan.  Like someone else said, it would be a ratings Grand Slam!  Not one committee member would turn down that chance.

We just need to beat PSU on Nov 3rd and continue our march towards Indy.  Nothing else matters.

10/23/2018 - 2:59pm Ridiculous - I would rather…

Ridiculous - I would rather lose by 40 against Bama than beat some average Pac12 team in the Rose Bowl.  Who would we even play?  A 3 loss Washington State?

10/17/2018 - 3:26pm This!!!  I can personally…

This!!!  I can personally attest to this in my own career (you get promoted from a job that you thrive in to become a manager - which is often like being a Kindergarten teacher) and amongst the staff I managed.

10/09/2018 - 3:44pm Nobody answered that…

Nobody answered that question.  If a Michigan fan donates a few bucks to get OSU season tickets and then sets up a Twitter feed with pictures paying cash to every football recruit in Ohio, can they get OSU in trouble?

Or, more realistically, could this happen in reverse?

What if Justin Boren started making it rain cash on football recruits?  Would Michigan and/or Ohio State get dinged? 

This whole system is a joke.  Why is it even a problem for a poor kid to get some pocket cash to play AAU basketball?

10/06/2018 - 11:02pm He is actually the best…

He is actually the best safety in the B1G.

10/06/2018 - 9:59pm That would be good.  He has…

That would be great news.  He has really been coming on the last few weeks and we are suddenly thin at DT.

10/06/2018 - 6:41pm Maybe he got confused when…

Maybe he got confused when he said the NW should blow out Michigan.  Maybe he meant to  Michigan State.

i was actually Marcus Ray’s GSI back in 1996 and he is a really cool dude - at least he was back then.  He is just going through something.

10/06/2018 - 4:52pm But, but, but I thought NW…

But, but, but I thought NW was the worst team in CFB and it was a crisis that we played them close on the road?

10/04/2018 - 11:11am Similar vein to what I said…

Similar vein to what I said above.  I was 10 years old when Harbaugh started his first game as Michigan QB vs. #1 Miami (YTM) and his grittiness in that game started my love for all things Michigan.

10/04/2018 - 11:05am 2/3 sounds awfully high…

2/3 sounds awfully high given the high number of out of state and out of country students who mainly come from wealthy families.

Sounds like some fuzzy math to me.

But damn, $5B is a LOT of money.  Btw/ while this doesn't count as athletic department revenue, there is certainly a portion of this that can be attributed to the Michigan teams - primarily, but not limited to: football, basketball and hockey.

Another argument for providing direct monetary compensation to our athletes.

09/30/2018 - 12:32pm Agreed - this needs to get…

Agreed - this needs to get cleaned up.  The one fly in the ointment.  

I am struck on the penalty disparity each and every week whether we play good or bad opponents - home or away.  Conspiracy stuff is stupid but wtf?

09/30/2018 - 12:28pm NFL isn't fooled with …

NFL isn't fooled with "splash" plays.  Last year, NFL analysts were dropping Hurst into the 2nd round (before his heart condition popped up) because they felt he benefitted from the double and triple teams that Gary was eating last year.

He is still eating those on the regular this year, even with a dinged up shoulder.

If opposing coaches and NFL analysts are telling us something, we should be listening...

09/27/2018 - 2:36pm I would be ok with him being…

I would be ok with him being the MGoBlog mascot!!!

09/26/2018 - 4:24pm Those people don't have…

Those people don't have skill sets as students that millions of people will drop money to see.  The black market is there because the top players are worth money that the regulations do not allow them to receive.

That is all the proof that you need that they are grossly undercompensated.  Bagmen are not charities.

09/26/2018 - 12:03pm Thank you!  I was too lazy…

Thank you!  I was too lazy to look it up but great to see actual statistics validate my empirically based guestimates.

I would think the transfer rate for D1 Football teams is around 10-15%, so less than half of the total student population.

09/26/2018 - 11:59am Yeah, screw kids trying to…

Yeah, screw kids trying to get a shot at a college scholarship.  Serving as a backup on their high school football team should be more important than the next 60 years of their lives.

09/26/2018 - 10:37am This is exactly right -…

This is exactly right - these kids are trying to get to the NFL.  If you get passed by someone younger than you, will not get the tape you need to maximize your draft value.  We are talking millions of dollars at stake for a kid like Bryant, don't blame in the least.

If a kid like Brandon Peters wants to do an early grad transfer next year, I wouldn't blame him either (although I would love for him to stay).

I would also point out that a high percentage of all college students transfer from one school to another for all sorts of reasons.  I would say that number is at least 20% and probably higher.  So I don't think the % for athletes is higher than the overall student population. 

09/11/2018 - 10:47am I know that Yoder is not…

I know that Yoder is not popular here, for good reason, but he talked up Mayfield from the beginning of summer.

If Mayfield is a starting tackle before the end of the season, Yoder deserves credit for correctly calling / reporting / rumor mongering (whatever you want to call it) this one.

08/30/2018 - 11:22am It is Columbus OH so the…

It is Columbus OH so the competition shouldn't be that bad.  Either way, he looked like a P5 prospect is supposed to look like against weaker competition.

08/30/2018 - 11:18am I work in the funds industry…

I work in the funds industry and there used to be PE funds that would invest in junior soccer players. 

Managers would pay the kids and their family upfront for training costs, stipend, living expenses, etc... and would then get 10% (or whatever) of their eventual pro earnings.  It was popular about 10 years ago until it got banned.  I think it was FIFA that banned it but I don't remember the details anymore.  Now, you see the European clubs themselves doing something similar but without the 10% cut.

I thought it was a cool idea and helped a lot of families - it would have also worked well in the U.S. in sports where you get a lot of low income kids if not for college eligibility restrictions.

Baseball teams do something similar in Latin America with their development programs.  Not sure exactly how that works though.

08/29/2018 - 4:11pm This guy is burning every…

This guy is burning every bridge possible - I hope someone in his family has some money because don't see who would ever hire him (in football or any other career).  He is documented to have had money problems when he was earning $300,000 per annum, what will happen with no income coming in?

He is already cracking and I think he is going to blow sky high - my guess is that we find out why Meyer was protecting this guy sooner than later.  OSU fans better hope that it is just about Earl Bruce and not something else that Smith has on Meyer.