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02/16/2019 - 6:25pm Absolutely SHOCKED you'd say…

Absolutely SHOCKED you'd say Shea. SHOCKED!

02/15/2019 - 4:24pm Probably involved a sum of…

Probably involved a sum of money greater than $0. Probably.

02/15/2019 - 4:02pm Yeah I'm sure that's exactly…

Yeah I'm sure that's exactly what they'd say. 

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02/15/2019 - 10:33am Who the heck is backup FB?…

Who the heck is backup FB? Or is FB playing a much smaller role now with Gattis?

02/06/2019 - 4:41pm Don't worry, I'm sure he'll…

Don't worry, I'm sure he'll turn into a top 3 coordinator and have a top defense. That's how it goes for OSU.

02/06/2019 - 4:35pm Well, scarlet is the color…

Well, scarlet is the color of sin. Says so right in the Bible! 

02/06/2019 - 10:29am ...at the time, it looked…

...at the time, it looked like a viable hire.

No. No it didn't. He was barely .500 and had 1 double digit win season in his entire career. He got lucky, and was otherwise mediocre, which is exactly what happened at UM as well.

02/05/2019 - 4:49pm Maizen with a non-obnoxious…

Maizen with a non-obnoxious comment?? *head asplode*

Have an upvote for that.

02/03/2019 - 10:15pm Nailed it. They would kill…

Nailed it. They would kill it.

02/01/2019 - 3:18pm Nice, I forgot about that…

Nice, I forgot about that song! 

02/01/2019 - 1:59pm IDK man, I've been to York a…

IDK man, I've been to York a number of times for work and it seems like a cool little area. Maybe not the same when you live there though.

01/29/2019 - 11:08pm UM beats them at nearly…

UM beats them at nearly everything except football and having shit bag coaches. 

01/29/2019 - 5:35pm 60 students total? So they…

60 students total? So they got like 9 year olds out there in pads trying to stop D1 level guys?

01/29/2019 - 1:25pm So is he good or just has…

So is he good or just has good players around him? Or a bit of both?

01/28/2019 - 9:06pm It's worse than that. He's…

It's worse than that. He's not even the OC, just a really over-paid QB coach.

01/28/2019 - 2:19pm You have to add the "/s" man…

You have to add the "/s" man, Poe's Law and all that. Not to mention serious absurd outrage has become so common in the internet age that unless you're well-known people will not at all get that you're joking/being sarcastic.

01/28/2019 - 2:12pm I have to raise my eyebrow…

I have to raise my eyebrow at you sir. Every native Michigander knows it's called "Meijers", despite what the actual logo says.

01/27/2019 - 4:54pm Does that put the count at…

Does that put the count at 96?? Where are these scholarships coming from?

01/26/2019 - 3:45pm I gave him credit. And also…

I gave him credit. And also said that someone else would've made him even better. Did you read the comment?

01/23/2019 - 4:27pm ok Maizen

ok Maizen

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01/23/2019 - 3:54pm Let me get this straight:

Let me get this straight:

They have some of the lowest attrition rates in the country. Guys like Drew Singleton, James Hudson, Aubrey Solomon, Devin Asiasi aren't leaving their program early. 

And also:

They've also recruited QB so well they are having 5 star QB's transfer out because they can't get on the field.

So they don't have top talent transfer out, except when they do. Got it.

01/23/2019 - 12:08pm I agree, Fisch seemed to be…

I agree, Fisch seemed to be much better as a QB coach. If I remember correctly he was instrumental in Rudock turning it around in '15, and then Speight over-performing for much of '16 according to insiders. Patterson was fine this last year, but I think he could've been even better with someone besides Pep.

01/22/2019 - 11:15am This schtick should've died…

This schtick should've died en utero. 

01/17/2019 - 6:36pm Ok, here goes.

He was…

Ok, here goes.

He was referring to Marcus Ray, who is a shitbag.

01/17/2019 - 5:40pm That's a massive assumption…

That's a massive assumption about what exactly I have and have not heard, who my sources are, and my ability to discern anecdote from actual trend. You can believe it or not, but I assure you it's more than merely anecdotal. 

01/17/2019 - 4:17pm Nope, don't mean that,…

Nope, don't mean that, thanks for trying! 

01/17/2019 - 4:15pm Of course they're more…

Of course they're more simple, that's one of the main advantages... in theory. The reality is that the components don't last super long right now because the tech is relatively new. A Corolla is still going to generally last longer with fewer issues because, even though more complex, the parts are higher quality and it's been engineered and tweaked over decades to improve even minor problems. 

The other part is that the rest of the car and its components are not necessarily great either. Fiat is largely junk, you think their electric car is magically going to turn into a becon of reliability? What it's built with, how it's engineered, and how it's assembled are going to have a greater impact on reliability than simply having less complexity on paper.

I have no doubt electric cars will surpass IC cars in overall reliability at some point, but we're not there yet, especially with so many manufacturers trying to make their vehicles as cheap as possible to maximize profits. 

 

01/17/2019 - 3:09pm Trust what you want man, but…

Trust what you want man, but JD Power is a joke. 

My source is primarily knowing numerous people that have directly worked on and repaired cars for decades. The cumulative data from places like Consumer Reports, Edmunds, etc you can get some nuggets of useful data, but that's about it. I'll trust the people that have spent their lives directly working on the machines in question.

01/17/2019 - 2:29pm As much as I want to believe…

As much as I want to believe, I've definitely become jaded and feel similar sentiments.

01/17/2019 - 1:59pm Lmao, JD Power!? Oh man, if…

Lmao, JD Power!? Oh man, if you put any stock in JD Power then I have a bridge to sell you!

01/17/2019 - 1:57pm A bit of column A, a bit of…

A bit of column A, a bit of column B. I know a number of guys who have their own auto shops. Consumer reports and whatnot have some value, but I trust cumulative real world experience directly from the guys who work on them more than anything else. 

Leaf is fine, not great, but fine. The general quality of Nissan isn't what it used to be since they got bought out. Definitely better than GM for the most part at this point. 

01/17/2019 - 1:38pm Depends what your criteria…

Depends what your criteria is. What good is range if the car costs thousands more in repairs or dies altogether in half the time? 

Prius will still be driving down the road just fine in the time you're having to buy 2 Volts because they crap out, on top of crazy repair costs because of specialized parts and training required to work on electric vehicles. Not to mention Prius will hold it's value way better. Again, if your goal is the buy and drive the car for as long as possible for as little money as possible, Toyota is going to be a much better bet.

01/17/2019 - 1:08pm The quality on those three…

The quality on those three is pretty meh, especially the Fiat and BMW which is borderline bad. The Nissan can be pretty decent if you get lucky and get a good one, same with the Chevy Volt, but I would take the Nissan over that every day. 

If the goal is to drive it for as long as possible for as little money as possible, you're much better off getting a traditional car, despite some of the advantages of an electric.

01/17/2019 - 12:03pm Third, used car prices are…

Third, used car prices are VERY LOW for electric cars. I can get a fairly new Leaf or Fiat e for $10k, and even BMW i3 for $15k.

The reason they're so cheap is because they're largely garbage! The only electric car that isn't going to be a money pit is the Prius. I wouldn't drive any of those you listed even if I got it for free.

01/17/2019 - 11:59am I've owned 6 Subaru's, 2…

I've owned 6 Subaru's, 2 currently, and was heavily involved in the tuner world with them for about a decade, so I'm pretty well versed on them.

I would get something 2011 or newer, the 2011 models were a step up in overall quality than the previous years. Don't get a turbo, just get a NA (naturally aspirated) Impreza/Forester/Legacy/Outback.

If it's coming up on 100k miles you need to make sure the 100k mile service gets done on time or HAS already been done by a shop that knows what they're doing. Check the front passenger axle boot to make sure it's not cracking or close to it (generally happens mostly in turbo models, but can happen in NA's as well and is about $200 to fix).

Manual transmission is going to last longer overall than an automatic, but if you have to replace the clutch it's going to run you about $700 because the entire engine has to be removed to do so. Auto's are decent, not great, change the tranny fluid every 60k and don't drive it like you stole it and it'll last a long time usually.

Generally they've been super reliable machines for me. I had a '95 Impreza wagon with 185k, abused it as a daily driver and never had a single problem with it other basic maintenance. Goes through snow like none-other, I'd drive circles around Jeeps and 4x4 trucks in the snow. Every model has the highest safety rating of any vehicle in their class. 

They're not as pretty as Honda or even Toyota, but they're tough and practical. Not quite on par with Toyota in terms of quality, but still easily top 10, and #1 in safety. You can visit NASIOC for tons more research and guys that know more than me; it is THE Subaru website for all things Subaru.

01/16/2019 - 5:51pm Do you know if there's…

Do you know if there's awareness of this potential issue on Harbaugh's part and if he's made any changes to help prevent it from happening? I get the whole "wanting it" thing which is absolutely necessary to be successful at that level, but if we lose a good kid just because lack of communication that seems like a problem.

01/16/2019 - 5:32pm Thread from last month.

Thread from last month.

01/16/2019 - 5:29pm ...uuuuh, yeah, that's why I…

...uuuuh, yeah, that's why I said all but 3. I think you can probably deduce that Funchess would be 1 of the 3.

01/16/2019 - 5:18pm Specifically about players'…

Specifically about players' standing on the depth chart related to injuries that might've caused some friction with certain players. Just curious because it seemed like something was up with the team in the last 1/3rd of the season. Thanks for any input,  I understand if you can't comment on the topic.

From Mr. Yost:

In addition, Harbaugh is a shitty communicator on almost everything...so HE may be benching you because he thinks you're a pussy and you should practice or play through being hurt because you're not actually injured...but he may not tell you. Now this is 2018, if you're an 18 year old black kid in today's climate...do you think it's out of the question you or your family may question if it's race if no one is being straight up? Especially when people are in your ear and undoubtedly there is someone who is going to mention it and make you think, even if you weren't thinking about it before. Again, Harbaugh has to know that's coming. 

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Mind you - in Harbaugh's defense, if you're a coach, you CANNOT say "I think you're being a pussy and you should be practicing and playing through this being hurt...and if you're truly injured, sit your ass on the bench and get out of my practice." That would be a disaster. So the communication never happens, minds wander, it's a fucking mess. In reality it's Harbaugh that's going to have to change, the kid in 2018, going on 2019, is not.

01/16/2019 - 5:06pm UMB11, can you give any…

UMB11, can you give any insight as to whether or not the communication issues between the coaches and players as been addressed?

01/16/2019 - 5:05pm Trying a bit too hard there…

Trying a bit too hard there champ. I appreciate the intent though.

01/16/2019 - 2:42pm He couldn't catch a football…

He couldn't catch a football. Do you think he would have learned how to do that under Hoke's offensive coaching staffs?

Considering all but 3 of Hoke recruited WR's turned out to be mediocre to terrible as it was... no, no I do not.

01/15/2019 - 11:16am As long as Harbaugh isn't…

As long as Harbaugh isn't constantly over-ruling the playcall because we're down 14 and goes into a shell like this year, I think it's definitely an improvement. We have the athletes and now a decent OL to be expolosive if the play calls are there. 

01/11/2019 - 12:13pm He played at Rutgers and…

He played at Rutgers and they never bothered to try to poach him?

They probably did but he was like ,"lmao, naw dog, i'm good thanks."

01/11/2019 - 12:10pm I'd be ok with that…

I'd be ok with that. Especially if it's the only way to keep Partridge around.

01/11/2019 - 11:59am Hot damn! DC-in-waiting for…

Hot damn! DC-in-waiting for when DB retires? 

Now we just need a big DL coach hire.

01/11/2019 - 10:22am That's... about right. The…

That's... about right. The overall quality of the board is approaching YouTube comment section levels.

01/10/2019 - 4:48pm Would he come even with…

Would he come even with Charbonnet in-coming?

01/10/2019 - 1:01pm Definitely sorrowful though.

Definitely sorrowful though.

01/08/2019 - 11:24am Disappointing, but totally…

Disappointing, but totally understand the guy wanting to go back home at a program of OSU's caliber to work for Day, who he of course previously worked with at BC.