Me gusta el speed option.
Mason NEEDS this, Pistons, after all you've put him through
Son, never throw a punch at a redwood.
Second amendment say what. Borges:
"We'll be gunning more than we've ever gunned — than I've ever gunned," Borges said. "We use a lot of shotgun, but we're tailoring the gun more to his skills. I'm not going to reveal any trade secrets here, but we're going to use Denard the way he can best exploit the defense."
And there was much rejoicing.
He's done it. Thanks to user Chunkums here's a glimpse of Borges running the speed option at Auburn back in the day. It's at 26 seconds:
Dollars to donuts this is happening.
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Tomorrow they'll announce Dantonio's hiring. The RCMB had a thread featuring user photoshop mockups of the Pro Combat uniforms everybody will always wear against Michigan forever. One of them featured the RCMB logo on the helmet. So of course this happened the next day at the Free Press:
Someone associated with the "Downtown Coaches Club" emailed it out, so that's obviously happening. I hope the State spokesman was under 40 and therefore far more aware of the RCMB than Steve Schrader.
Chagrined by their mistake, the next day the Free Press reported that TE Evan Jones had committed to State. That's accurate. It also happened three months ago.
This is probably just me. Does Darrell Funk give off kind of a Gary Busey vibe?
Just me? Okay. As far as actual news, Huyge is holding off Schofield; Schofield is actually practicing at RG(?) as well.
Bring out yer dead conferences. The CCHA has ceased to be, or has set a point in the future where it will cease to be:
After two rounds of talks, the WCHA is ready to accept five CCHA schools into the conference, sources have indicated to CHN.
The switch from the CCHA to the WCHA is pending each individual schools' Board of Trustees approving the move. Announcements will thus come piecemeal, with the first ones potentially coming as early as Friday.
The WCHA has given the CCHA schools are 30-day window in which to officially accept the invitation. At least three CCHA schools are certain to accept — Lake Superior State, Ferris State and Alaska.
Bowling Green and Western are both waiting around to see what Notre Dame does. If ND joins the NCHC—we really need a sarcastic nickname for them—Western hopes to tag along. If Notre Dame goes to Hockey East, both BG and WMU hope to get their faces kicked in for all eternity in the NCHC. That latter scenario would mean the powers of the WCHA broke it up so they could add Miami, WMU, and BGSU.
I'm a little disappointed this is the way it's playing out. I would rather have seen the CCHA bolster itself with the four Atlantic Hockey schools that were interested in moving and kept conferences relatively small so expansion would be an attractive option. It's still a lot better than it was before the Big Ten formed.
At least get your lame political cracks right. Via the MZone, here's this guy:
I thought Ann Arbor was supposed to be full of liberal hippies. Apparently it is also really into sharia.
Etc.: Catlab returns. Trippy. I think I'm in love with Dana Holgorsen: "Holgorsen's idea of balance is making sure a bunch of people get the ball, whether by pass or by run, and then get a bunch of yards." Frank the Tank's latest on conference realignment. The Hoover Street rag is irritated that Michigan is phasing out the seal in favor of the block M. Holdin' The Rope explores the file on Nate Brink.
Me gusta el speed option.
Yo quiero Denard scrambling into end zone
El gato fue a la biblioteca para aprender muchas cosa nuevas
"'Pendejo' means friend." -- David Molk to Jerel Worthy
El opposing teams se necesita nuevo pantalones con Denard en el Speed Option!
Also, massive apologies to Spanish-speaking members of the MGoBlog commnunity - my illiteracy is not meant to disrespect the language or its speakers.
How do you say "Banana daquiri"?
I'm going to miss the CCHA. I know that we'll keep a lot of the non-Big Ten CCHA teams on our schedule, but there was something fun about playing in the same conference as schools like LSSU and Ferris in a sport that they cared about and were competitive in. It's part of what made hockey uniquely cool among the U-M sports.
you're going to love Michigan Lacrosse.
It's a small thing, but I am annoyed. Which leads us to mention that we're running a poll on HSR where you can rank the B1G seals from top to bottom.
How did funk's hat fade so fast? I've got a Tigers hat that took 3 years of FL sun to fade like that.
You would understand this, Brian, if you weren't a fascist communist...I live in Ohio. I know these things.
Anyone else prefer the seal over a block M at its respective venues?
I think of putting the Seal in Michigan Stadium is like a reminder that the athletes are still students at the end of the day. Using the seal in athletics is pretty much the same as believing in the amateurism of college football... however you may feel about that.
Seals are kind of like swimming dogs. I enjoy them.
The block M—whether it's the old one with "Michigan" running through the middle, or the current simpler version—is graphically more powerful and more relevant to the purposes of the venue. The seal is fine and appropriate for purely academically-oriented purposes, but the unofficial public face of Michigan has been the block M for at least three decades, and the move to the block M-centric branding is simply a recognition of this reality. If you surveyed one million people across the world who are familiar at all with the University of Michigan—even if they're high-powered academics who don't give a shit about sports—and asked them what graphic mark or symbol comes to their mind, the number who will select the seal over the block M will be statistically meaningless.
From a purely graphic perspective, the level of complexity and detail in the seal make its use on uniforms and on signs meant to be seen from a distance problematic. The fact that the block M on the new scoreboards can be seen extremely easily from a long way off on the ground and up in the air is a good thing, not a bad thing, and that's primarily due to the simplicity and bulk of the letterform and the colors used. The seal wouldn't have nearly the same graphic impact.
I've got two degrees from UM, and I don't think transitioning away from the seal in any way compromises the academic quality or goals of the institution.
Why would the Block M font change every five years? (How do you even change the font on a block-shaped letter?)
Maybe an evil or in this case a good twin since Busey is such a train wreck.
Dude, hivemind...thought the same exact thing (re: Funk) when I saw it this morning.
I have ever seen so my mind is blown or just downright strange. I would need to help with this since I have not hip enough to know the difference. I was a bad day to stop sniffing glue.
Is this the Dave Brandon UTL's model of marketing? Yikes.
$20 is way steep for a toddler shirt but I was going to buy one anyway because I'd love to get my son a "Cue the Muppets" shirt, but the shipping is $14 on top of that! No way can I justify dropping $34 for a t-shirt for a three year old.
$2-3? And making the shirts in mass doesn't make their cost much more than that. It's like printing money. I'd be careful about calling the Athletic Department greedy....
Love it or leave it, Ohio! Also, those darn Michiganders are stealing 'ur jobs!
/s In no way a political statement.
my former hotel a few months ago at a coaches conference. He was one of the speakers and did a few seminars on zone blocking (I can't remember the specfics, though). Those were two hours I wish I could have vanished from my post at the desk.
Who is the QB #3 right around the 1:20 mark? For a second, I thought it was Tate.
I don't mean to be an ass...but don't you think you could've answered your own question quicker by simply going on MGoBlue.com?
Nope, definitely much quicker and easier to ask the question and let someone else do the leg work for me.
And with all due respect, you are an ass.
Glad I could help!
Hey come on, I said "with all due respect." I'm pretty sure there's a rule somewhere that states that one can say whatever one wants, as long as one prefaces said comment with "with all due respect."
the tom selleck thing. besides the moustache and hairy arms and rugged good looks, i am missing the connection.
Brain is mocking all the other countdown lists that exist all over the CFB blogosphere this time of year. The lack of any sort of connection is intentional.
ETA: Did the post right below this one break the internets for anybody besides me?
Yup. Internets is bust for me too.
But I figured it was just me because while I'd see some sort of almost-window with a scroll bar that doesn't work, others were seeing charts or embedded videos or something.
Also, yes, it's broke for me too.
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Definite Busey vibe.