Man, this. I know that berating other conferences for discipline problems (and the sometimes NFL-esque way they handle them) is cliche, but it really does seem that B1G schools as a whole do attempt to recruit kids of a higher caliber & integrity. There's always gonna be exceptions, and college kids won't always make good decisions, but far more often than not I'm proud to be the fan of a B1G school.
Great recruiter. Great d-line coach. Awful head coach. Not the best legacy, but mos def not the worst.
Not to make light of breaking & entering, but the difference between a 19-year old who decides to steal a Macbook and a 22-year old who (allegedly) punches a pregnant chick in the face are night-and-day. One mos def deserves a second chance, while one decidedly does not.
Somewhere, Santonio Holmes & Troy Smith are nodding their heads in agreement...
Clark pleaded guilty under the provisions of the Holmes Youthful Trainee Act (HYTA), which is designed to give "an opportunity for people under 21 with no prior convictions that it is their first and last contact with the law."
If this domestic violence thing turns out to be real, and Clark's still on probation from the laptop thing, and domestic violence violates his probation, kid's looking at time in fo' real jail. He's done in a UM uniform either way.
The UM/NU game from last week has single-handedly eliminated all non-undefeated B1G teams from the Playoff until 2019.
"Wait, so either Ohio State or Notre Dame is guaranteed to have a September loss both seasons? Is this Christmas?"
~ every UM fan ever
Yeah, man. Realistically, best-case scenario for UM is contending for the B1G in three-ish years. They're literally gonna go 15 to 20 years between titles, which is equally amazing.
You realize Ohio State has vacated a B1G Championship more recently than they've won one? It's something that obviously has nothing to do with 2014, but it's kinda amazing nonetheless.
Well, Conner freakin' Cook & the best defense in the country.
Just look at the B1G West, and you'll definitely see it.
There's obviously no way to prove this, but I'd bet a mortgage payment that...
QB Denard + OC Urban >>> QB Braxton + OC Al Borges
Braxton Miller: 0 B1G Championships, 0 BCS Bowl wins, 2 Silver Footballs, 2-1 vs. UM as a starter, kinda injury prone
Denard Robinson: 0 B1G Championships, 1 BCS Bowl win, 1 Silver Football, 1-1 vs. OSU as a starter, kind injury prone
Stanley Jackson would've gone 3-0 against the three UM teams Pryor played against...
"Little bit of a talent problem" is the understatement of the day. The fact that they've gone 1-2 (and been competitive both losses) against OSU's roster full of 5-stars the past three years is nothing short of amazing.
Devin Gardner threw 14 TD's against 3 picks in B1G play a year ago, and he didn't throw a pick in their last four games. Don't confuse the conference's worst interior offensive line with bad QB play...
Why not have an additonal ref who only watches the monitors and is dedicated to replay...
Take your logic elsewhere. It has no place here.
~ the NCAA
"I can't believe UM fired Al Borges! Dude was a genius!"
The NBA absolutely cares about defense, just not when played by 6'2" dudes who can't shoot whatsoever.
Don't know if it was mentioned above, but a ton of the anti-Craft sentiment's gotta come from the verbal fellatio he receives from play-by-play guys. Every. Single. Game. The "Brett Favre Effect," if you will.
UM winning the B1G outright for the first time since 1986 on Brady Hoke's favorite unofficial "holiday?" Fitting, that.
Of all the ways to burn UM fans, a jorts competition might rank dead last on the list...
On the positive side, if "Rock Bottom II" is 22-7 (9-7), shit can't be all that bad, right?
After we win, I can't wait to hear ESPN stuttering and listen to the wild and crazy excuses.
I'm well aware that the mystique of "ALABAMA" is much better than actual Alabama, but OSU's two best wins last year were Wisconsin in Columbus and... uhh... at Michigan? Maybe Iowa in Columbus? I think one of Ramzy's points was that while Urban's obviously a great coach & recruiter who has them headed in the right direction, OSU's 24-2 the past two seasons is just about as empty as 24-2 can possibly be.
ESPN's been referring to MJD as that for years...