Maybe he can swing by and ask DB for his Gator Bowl ring?
Michigan Probably Playing Kansas State In Bowl
I finally found the link - Domino's Pizza sponspored this bowl in '89 - '90. Gotcha Brandon!
On a positive note good for Lewan that he plays at home. Party at his place.
Hate this outcome.....No nothing game against no nothing team in a game absolutely nobody cares about or would watch...I was planning on attending the Gator Bowl if we had gone but no way Im going to this game and I suspect many others will feel the same
Which of the the following 6 scenarios do you think is most likely? Which—if any—results in DB making staffing changes to the Offensive coaching staff?
- The O plays a solid game and UM wins
- The O plays a solid game but KSU wins.
- The O plays "meh" and UM wins
- The O plays "meh" and KSU wins.
- The O stinks it up (again) and UM pulls out a victory somehow.
- The O stinks it up (again) and KSU wins.
None of the above, because Brandon doesn't hire or fire assistant coaches. That's the head coach's job.
Yes, technically you are correct.
However, to act like DB has no say and that the call is entirely left up to Brady Hoke and that Dave Brandon couldn't make it clear that Brady Hoke's job was on the line unless he got rid of a certain OC is to display a high level of ignorance.
age on MGOBLOG over 80? Who can't stay up past midnight on a Saturday? Were 7-5 and got a bowl with a 3.5 million payout. Stop bitching already!
And it's the week after Christmas, when a lot of people either aren't working or have reduced hours anyway.
It's a global economy with "just in time" logistics so a lot of people are working odd shifts these days, even during holiday season.
I have to stomach the big 12 fans all year long so I'm hopeful we stuff it down the throat of Kstate and the annoying fans of theirs. Bill Snyder is a good coach but I hope the Michigan team that shows up is the one that almost beat Ohio, minus the defensive performance.
Christmas is ruined.
North Dakota St handled Kansas St.
This obviously means that the Wildcats will give Michigan a harsh game.
NDSU won by three after being down in the fouth quarter and then went on to an undefeated season in which they blew out almost every opponent. Not sure how much comfort that should give us.
K-State is actually a bit more "solid" than I expected. They haven't lost by more than ten all year (lost by ten to Texas, OU, and Baylor; lost by four on the road to OSU). Their biggest win was a 49-26 victory over Texas Tech on the road. Their performance seems less subject to variation than ours, although that's not saying much.
Frankly, after seeing how this team performed against Akron and Uconn, I can't really think of a team they could play that would be a lock for a win. Georgia State maybe.
Somone embed plz. How do you do that?
[mod edit]: done. You have to copy the embed code from youtube. Paste that into the plain text editor on this site. See THIS. Site search is your friend.
[mod edit II]: yeah i failed. working to fix it.
[mod edit III]: apparently it started to work after a refresh or three. who knows....
Can we at least get the 1989 Michigan team back to go with that K-State video?
Hopefully I will be able to go. The last time I went to a Michigan game was when they lost to USC in the Rose Bowl in 2004.
I want to see a fun game where we blow them out. That would help given the crappy matchup.
Man, everyone seems to be so down. Hopefully, AB can deliver two games in a row and we have some hope for next year.
We need to develop D. This year's D wasn't good enough. I don't care if we only rush two yards. If the D is solid, we can win a bunch of games.
D should be our primary focus and I hope GM had enough practice to contain the bowl team to less than 200 yards. Containment and TOP should be our game.
GM -- Please show us how well the future has developed. Give us some hope for next year. I want a D that gives jitters to everyone. No more bend don't break crap. I know you had a lot of inexperienced players this year. Hopefully, they are coached up and ready to show how M plays D, D from the past.
There is a lot of frustration out there in the mgoblogosphere.
I thought, before the season we'd be 8-4. Maybe 9-3. I figured we would finish 3-5 in the B1G. I was hoping for 10-2, but prepared for 7-5. Wasn't everybody???
Yes, losing is frustrating.
Yes, losing the WAY we lost (hell, WINNING the way we won) is frustrating.
Expecting improvement and having high standards is a good thing. We SHOULD hope for the best and expect improvement. But to take the step from 'Boy, frustratingly rough season' to 'We all suck and nobody should go to the bowl game unless Dave Brandon kills and eats Al Borgess at halftime' is shortsighted and silly.
I will watch. I will cheer. When dumb things happen I will boo and hiss and gnash my teeth a bit.
Then I will log in the next day and look at the recruiting and hope that another year takes them another step down the road.
The 4th or 5th year (depending on talent when taking over) should be the review.
And the road between year 1 and year 4 or 5 is rarely a straight path.
TLDR: relax. Give it another year before grabbing the pitchforks and torches.
You're so excited right now it's cute.
... but this made me laugh:
"I thought, before the season we'd be 8-4. Maybe 9-3. I figured we would finish 3-5 in the B1G."
Not that I don't wish that beating Notre Dame counted as two wins and negated a loss.
Heh - yeah, -10 mgopoints for that one.
I meant 3rd to 5th place in the B1G.
I imagine that most level-headed folks feel the same way. It's the vocal minority that tends to post the stupid shit that's accounts for 75% of the content lately.
Yea the comments here have taken a nose dive last few years. See the state of the blog front page post. Hopefully we can get back to some rational thought soon. I have renewed hope that is possible wit Brian taking a stand. Don't lose faith.
Nobody could eat Al Borges during halftime except Al Borges. He's like the snake that endlessly consumes itself.
But a game's a game, so f**k it, let's go whip their ass.
Just bought my tickets!!!!
I never thought I'd be pinning for the Alamo Bowl, but jebus. The "Copper Bowl"? What is this, Grapes of Wrath-inspired naming conventions? What's next, the Joad Cup?
So many commercials. BW3s is the worst.
You shut your mouth. Those poorly cooked frozen chicken bits in sticky sauces are amazing.
Just bring a BW3 "chicken wing" near me and mission accomplished.
There's copper over yonder in them mountains.
I don't care what anyone one else says. This is the game Michigan earned, and I hope they can do well against an opponent who will be psyched to play a team with so much tradition. I also think its great that the game is not in one of the traditional locations M has repeatedly visited over the years.
Not so sure we earned being picked ahead of Neb and Minny, but I'll take it.
So we are playing Dumbledore? Dammit.
In fact, next time you're there tell em to cook the traditional wings for 17 minutes. It's perfection, son. All I really wanted was a beatable team we could thump to gain some momentum going into the off-season. This is a good one for us, and I'm glad we don't have to play Gurley. That dude is an animal. How do you all feel about the B1G matchups this year? I used to feel like our league was overmatched for several years in a row, but because our perception has fallen our matchups are way more likely to go in our favor. This could actually start the swing of the B1G perception in the right direction. I hate hearing the national media piss all over the B1G every day.
I will be there for sure. Should be a very michigan heavy crowd
I am expecting a 2-1 bowl game record under Brady Hoke. Nothing has been a cake walk for this team this year. If they play well, that will only bode well for next year. I am hoping for a lot of garbage play time. We haven't had one since game 1.
Show us something that we haven't seen the last 6 weeks. Both Def and Off have to play well, so we can dream about next year.
Little brother is all growd up now......so big brother can either sit back and be proud or try to learn from little brother. Little brother obviously runs great schemes on O and D, has great game plans and play calls, makes sound adjustments, has superior strength and conditioning and even has an obviously quality QB coach......and on and on........ despite far lower rated talent. Perhaps Michigan's AD wants to be competitive and will make some changes, perhaps not. At any rate it was fun rooting for little brother and watching him do good........Furthermore, the season tickets will be much less expensive!
Not at all. Here are the highly ranked players according to Rivals left over from the 2009-2011 classes (the pinnacle of MSU recruiting):
Max Bullough (4-star)
Isaiah Lewis (4-star)
Blake Treadwell (4-star)
You have a couple other guys who contribute nothing (Andrew Maxwell). Here are the guys left over from Michigan's 2009-2011 classes:
Taylor Lewan (4-star)
Jeremy Gallon (4-star)
Michael Schofield (4-star)
Cam Gordon (4-star)
Fitz Toussaint (4-star)
Quinton Washington (4-star, though at OL)
Devin Gardner (4-star)
Blake Countess (4-star)
Brennen Beyer (4-star)
Raymon Taylor (4-star)
See, its only at Michigan where you MUST have a fully loaded veteran team that is teeming with highly rated players coming out of HS to succeed. According to certain knowledgeable posters at MGoBlog, coaching has almost nothing to do with anything (unless its success, then it is all coaching), its all about waiting for that perfect year when talent and experience meet and then you can hope for a 9-3 season. Coaches (at least the coaches hired by Brady Hoke and especially offensive coaches) can have ZERO negative effect on a team. After all, all they can do is call plays and if the players can't execute them...
So Ohio State isn't 12-1 (24-1 in two years with one Big Ten loss) running a similar style of play using players that weren't recruited for Urban Meyer's scheme? Good players are good players. Good coaches make use of good players.
You said that MSU's upperclassmen were higher ranked than Michigan's upperclassmen. This is a false statement. I proved it was false. You then went off on something about coaching stability, which I agree with, but doesn't mean there is an "asterisk" attached to my post. You were wrong. I was right.
The Wing Bowl?? Dear God, we gotta win more games.
we saw Michigan in a December Bowl, they lost to the worst college coach of all time, Bill Callahan.
That was a brutal game to watch. Oh refs.
Lots of bitching and whining, I see. We went 7-5, it's not like we were holding out hope for an Orange Bowl at-large invite. I hate spoiled fanbases who think they're too good to play Kansas State in December, which is not a bad matchup itself. We've never played KSU, so that alone makes it interesting. To me, anyway. Not sure about the New-Years-Day-or-I-don't-care set.
I don't really know what I was hoping for, but this wasn't it, that's for sure. I was hoping at least to play a pro-style teams because the spread has given our D fits all year. This matchup worries me.