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Comment 22 May 2015

Awesome to see them doing well on the trail.  Check out the highlights of the QB recruit they just got out of Michigan.  Dude needs to clean up his footwork, but he could be the next Cardale with that size and ability to move.  

Check out the highlights.  Love the defensive highlights.  

Comment 22 May 2015

Maybe Gene knows that it is the football players that pay his salary.  They generate insane amounts of revenue for the university (not just the athletics department) and it makes sense to ensure that they are well supported both during and after their time as players.  Setting them up with career exploration opportunities seems like a tiny price to pay for the value that they create for the university.

Comment 22 May 2015

I get that the whole ordeal over the tattoos and Tressel leaving and the bowl ban left a bitter taste in people's mouths.  However, I think there is a lot of evidence that Gene Smith is the best AD in the country.  We had 22 teams make the national post-season this year.  That's more teams than a lot of major universities field all together.  Football and to some extent basketball get all of the attention when it comes to collegiate sports, but given the success across so many sports, I think Smith deserves credit for setting the stage for that to happen.  

Comment 20 May 2015

I am glad you threw a brief mention of Craft in there because if he went to Duke he would be among the most hated players of all time.  Even giving Laettner a run for his money.  Instead we still get a #swoon emoji whenever he is mentioned.

Comment 19 May 2015

They will have a lot of young talent.  If Embiid comes back healthy and can pair well with Noel, they can be tough for a while.  If they add a guy like Russell (especially if he can learn to play the point somewhat like Curry) they are certainly on their way up.

Comment 15 May 2015

Sounds like a General Studies major if there ever was one.  Maybe not enough upper level courses?

Comment 14 May 2015

Maybe I wasn't clear enough, clearly it isn't the ONLY reason they are STILL relevant.  But it is very unlikely that they are relevant today had he not coached there.  Even very good coaches would struggle to take a team that was such a door mat and make it a contender.  Stanford has a lot of things going for it, so it is likely to stay in the picture for a while, but it took someone to bring them back up.  Clearly David Shaw is a good coach, because bad coaches don't win consistently, but his job at Stanford is a lot easier than Harbaugh's was.

My main point was that people who have knocked Harbaugh because his overall record is not that impressive are being willfully ignorant of the direction the programs he coached at were headed prior to his being there and where they were by the time he finished.  Who knows what will happen at Michigan, but I am just saying that Harbaugh is the best coach they have had in quite some time. (I know the bar isn't that high)

Comment 13 May 2015
And it isn't necessarily the wins, because he still has yet to win a championship, it is the trajectory of the teams he has coached. Stanford was among the worst Power 5 schools when he took over. They are still relevant today because of his coaching. He also did this prior to Stanford. Hoke took a team on the way up and after winning a Sugar Bowl, ran them into the ground. The records might not look that different, but the direction of improvement is vastly different.
Comment 12 May 2015

I am a big KU fan so I am biased, but I love Hinrich.  He does not get much credit for his athleticism.  Apparently he ran like a 10.7 or so in high school in the 100m, that is crazy fast.

Comment 12 May 2015

Way late on this for a skully, but a solar bike path is already being tested in the Netherlands.  Some maintenance issues to work through, but as GoBucks2204 pointed out, we still haven't solved our asphalt maintenance issues so I guess that may not matter that much...


Comment 09 May 2015

I think we matched up against Oregon better than Bama would.  Yeah Bama probably pushes Oregon around a lot, but I don't think they have the speed or fitness to keep up with Oregon.  Would have been a close game, but I think had they played after we beat up Bama physically, Oregon would have won.

Comment 06 May 2015

I guess speak for yourself.  As a fan I wish the season was 100 games long and was year round.  At the very least I would like to see an exhibition spring season that didn't count towards rankings or championships.

Comment 06 May 2015

It's funny, for a bunch of football fans a lot of you seem to hate watching football.  I personally have no problem with more bowl games, I watch as many as I can and can't wait to watch these new ones.

Comment 02 May 2015

Eastern Kentucky did: http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/12196140/ex-ohio-state-buckeyes-de-noah-spence-transferring-eastern-kentucky-colonels

Comment 01 May 2015

C'mon you got to respect the crab legs picture after the draft.  I am not sure I would draft him number 1 for other reasons, but that picture was just funny.

Comment 28 Apr 2015

They seem to prefer a CB at this position and not a safety.  He might be capable, but that isn't the direction they tend to go.  I actually think Burrows could be a good person for this spot given his background at CB.

Comment 28 Apr 2015

I would argue the lack of sanctions resurrected Bama, because once those were gone it was just a matter of time.  I am not arguing that he isn't a great coach, we are arguing degrees of greatness.  I think Urban is better because he has a track record that is better at each stop than Saban's.  

Who knows if Dantonio will get a chance to coach anywhere as good as LSU/Bama/OSU, but his MSU record is just as good as Saban's and he had to resurrect it from the John L Smith days so it isn't like Saban turned it into a new power.

Comment 28 Apr 2015

I think for me the clincher is that Urban has won big at all stops.  Saban really wasn't any better than Dantonio at MSU and anyone decent should be able to win at LSU and Bama.  Winning at BG and Utah is much harder.