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Comment 22 Oct 2015

These aren't "MGO" blog's rankings -- they're rankings generated by one of the site's commenters, someone who has no input on their front page site design or what diaries are promoted to the front page.  It's like if you were to post your own rankings in an 11W forum and then an Mgoblog user claims that your rankings represent the 11W masthead's view on B1G conference teams.  

Comment 30 Sep 2015

It's not a 21 day "recision" period -- it's a 21 day period to for the affected, 40+ year old employee to consider the agreement, at a minimum.  Based on what he described above, the OP's employer is necessarily violating the ADEA by giving him only 7 days to consider the severance package -- he should have at least 21 days, with many employers giving 45 days, and some 60 days.  You're confusing the 21-day period with the 7-day revocation period, whereby he can revoke the agreement if and when he signs and has second thoughts -- depending, at least, on how the employer has crafted the release.

Comment 24 Jul 2015

I think this is the key consideration in the entire debate -- Cardale Jones' value lies in his ability to throw the deep ball, which opens up the underneath stuff, and makes EZE's life a whole lot easier.  JT's game is the option read and screen/slant game, and letting the skill players work in space.  Without Devin Smith, it's unclear if Jones will be as effective or have anyone who can consistently make plays on the deep ball.  I don't think Corey Smith has the same straight-line speed as Devin, but I'm intrigued by the notion of Braxton Miller as the go-route player -- he's arguably as fast as Devin, although obviously without the ball skills.  If Corey/Braxton can fill Devin's role, I like the idea of Cardale as the starter.  But if not, JT will be more proficient.

Comment 01 May 2015

Pickett was a division commander, not a regimental commander; he would have said he has no division, not regiment, if he in fact said it at all, which is disputed. /history'd

Comment 06 Mar 2015

Fine, I'll admit it if no one else will -- my oldest brother was a Michigan fan growing up, and in my early elementary school days, I thought he was the coolest person I knew, and thus Michigan was cool to me.  He had a Michigan Starter jacket (early 1990s, when UM was strong) that I thought was cool by association, and so I wore it as a hand-me down at school for a few years after he was done with it.  I never picked up on the Michigan fandom any more than that, and began at OSU at 2001, and the rest is history.

In my defense, I grew up in Toledo, where these regrettable things tend to happen most frequently. 

Comment 05 Feb 2015

Yeah I saw the Johnson tweets.  I thought those were weird -- Johnson said see you at the Rose Bowl in 2016 via emoji, and said "Fight On", which is Johnson's alma mater (USC)'s motto.  I'll be generous and say that Weber seems a bit conflicted and perhaps not the most mature kid to have gone through the recruitment process.  I think we should release him from his LOI and let him do his thing; he'll may very well pledge to UM, which could be a good thing for him.  Derrick Green certainly isn't an elite back and Michigan doesn't have much else.  OSU will be fine with or without him.

Comment 29 Jan 2015

How is it that Georgia pulls in these amazing recruits and never does anything of consequence with them in the way of SEC/BCS/national titles?  Blows my mind.

Comment 23 Jan 2015

The spacing with that starting lineup is just awful; Tate/Scott/Lee/Thompson cannot shoot the rock, and only Loving/Williams offers dependable spacing options.  The fact that D-Russ can go off like he did with those kind of spacing problems tells me that he's going to be a legit NBA starter.  I look for him to compete for NBA Rookie of the Year next season.

Comment 22 Jan 2015

Which service rated Webb as a 5 star?  247 rated him 4 and the 247 composite is a 4.  I think Conley puts on some size and starts at the other corner spot opposite Apple.  He can be a good one if he learns how to tackle.  Webb could overtake him, but I have my doubts.

Comment 15 Jan 2015

It's the right move for him.  No doubt that Braxton will stay now, and I think he'll regain the starting position from JT if his shoulder recovers.  We'll be in a great position where JT can spell Braxton in the second half of games, and keep our guys fresh leading up to the stretch run/CFP.  Would love to see the rushing yardage that OSU could pile up with Elliot and Braxton running the read option.  Would be nutes.

Comment 08 Jan 2015

I think you're right, in that it hurts them most on depth; their other cover corner will do fine against our No. 1 receiver (Thomas as possession, Smith as deep threat).  But the fall-off will be more significant when they have to use their #3 and #4 cover men in our 5-wide sets.  Corey Smith could benefit the most -- his speed is legit and he's becoming increasingly physical in kick coverage.  If he can put it all together this game and start to hang onto the ball on deep routes, he could have a huge impact on this game.

Comment 06 Jan 2015

I agree that last year's line was better, but I'm not yet convinced that they were miles better.  For me, the biggest difference is the emergence of effective passing and constraint plays, both of which was absent last year.  The only constraint on the defense last year was Braxton keeping which, while effective, still keeps the box packed.  Zeke hits those home run rushes almost always after Barret/Jones establishes the vertical passing game and takes safeties out of the box, which last year's passing game almost uniformly failed to do.  Hyde was hercules last year.