Football Display Case
rundown of Michigan's riser
needs moar usage
so much for that
This list is completely arbitrary and not a genuine analysis of the relative merits of state fossils.
will be michigan's highest pick in a while
money has to go somewhere
I am only motivated by people who have no opinion about me.
the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
but I thought that draft was supposed to be incredibly loaded?
If you're gonna go please be in the first round.
another delightful side effect of a 14 team conference
thoughtful piece from Jacobi on middle finger lady
As far as the ineligibility, I'm not too worried. Before the season, the mods were almost certain that Shaw and Tate would be ineligible and everything turned out fine.
.. that there were academic issues, but just that the grades weren't in for a lot of players because Michigan has school almost up until Christmas day*.
*If I had 1 complaint about the university, it would be that my Christmas break is shorter than my brother's and he's in high school.
Maybe it is different for undergrad but I received all of my grades from Rackham/Taubman yesterday.
When I was in undergrad, many many moons ago, there were times when the last final of the semester was on the 23rd and you never knew when that exam would even be graded. I believe Econ classes traditionally had the last possible exam time.
I put up a tough front, but deep down I just want to be held.
I'm an undergrad in engineering and I only have 3 of my 4 grades, and that final was taken a week ago.
I'm LSA and I just got my final grade yesterday.
At least the school year ends early. The real complaint is having Spring Break at a time that only coincides about two schools including the Central Wackalaka State University School for the Ugly. (They may have actually moved Spring Break by now, it was always one of the student government campaign promises)
I thought they promised to pass resolutions on North Korea and the Iraq War.
It's all John Navarre's fault.
They were going to, but then the Berkeley City Council did it, so there was no need.
Now hopefully they can focus on real work, like a proposal to fire Rich Rodriguez....
"Blame no one. Expect nothing. Do something. That is attitude." -Bo
Agreed -- the timing of the break was always odd. I enjoyed the long summers, though.
Yeah, but you still get FOUR FULL MONTHS OF SUMMER. (All caps to emphasize big-dealness.) I miss the Michigan schedule . . .
Yeah, I'll take the extra month of SUMMER over two weeks of winter...
Photography Facebook Page. Lots of Michigan sports photos. And planes, lots of planes:
No doubt, especially because that month of summer was spent working so I came back to school with a lot more money than my friends at other schools did. Also gave me a big jump on summer internships.
help for seniors since they will graduate earlier than most colleges.
I heard that Buddy Ryan is going to be our defensive coordinator and turn this defense into the '85 Bears defense.
In all seriousness, with this news I'm very intrigued to see who this said coach is
Buddy Ryan mention led me to Jets site-- Bob Sutton is their LB coach, grad. ass't under Bo (no wonder they drafted Hobson & Harris). [Was moved back to LB coach after 3 years as DC when Ryan came over. Since Ryan's a defensive guru, keeping him says something about his ability. But could make someone look elsewhere...]
And look at his hair!
Even more rampant speculation/daydreaming from that website alone:
Jets' "defensive line/defense coach" is Mark Carrier, whose previous job was as Baltimore's DB coach after a few years coaching high school and college.... And I hear he played pretty well himself... Hmm. Knows defensive line and secondary....
And if we could afford a special teams coach...
Okay. Back to reality.
Maybe Carrier isn't so much of a stretch. Isn't he Donovan Warren's godfather?
is straight out of central casting for seemingly helpful neighbor who turns out to be a total pychopath!! Look at those eyes...
" he's got lifeless eyes. Like a doll's eyes. When he comes at ya, doesn't seem to be living... until he bites ya, and those eyes roll over white and then... ah then you hear that terrible high-pitched screamin'. The ocean turns red, and despite all the poundin' and the hollerin', they all come in and they... rip you to pieces."
Gerald Laird agrees
Anyone who claims they know something doesn't. I think I read that before
How good is this situation for Rivalas and Scout. Absolutely no information out there, fans desperate for info. They have a license to make up as much crap as they want with no real consequences. Yeah throw in a NFL in there that will keep people excited. Only 8 more days left.
You're killing my unbridled optimism
game that will factor into DB's analysis of the job RR is/has done. That cannot be favorable. RR has hung his hat on the academic numbers while he has been coach and I believe they have been favorable. But if any key players are missing on Jan. 1 and there is a loss that day, it cannot bode well for our embattled coach.
If there is a loss, academic eligibilty questions, especially a punter(OMG) and the number DB has to work with and he waits two months to announce the coach is staying, he's going to have some serious questions to answer in January. A stud DC from the NFL may not be enough of an answer if the rest is true. Will he have to run the 3-3-5 too?
What the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve and...Those Who Stay WILL Be Champions.
The bowl game should not be a factor in the decision on RR (positive or negative). I'm happy to be able to watch my team beyond November, but whether we win or lose, it has very little to do with how RR can/will do in the future. He has a resume of three years and one game, against an ok opponent (oooh, big bag Mississippi State) shouldn't make a difference at all.
So 7-6 with no big victories is the exact same as 8-5 with a bowl win over a ranked SEC team? I'm glad you aren't our AD.
I think you, in the quest to defend RR, missed the point...
Does a win over the #21 team in the country really count as a "big victory"? Whether you think RR has done enough to keep his job or the opposite, this game shouldn't matter in terms of his evaluation.
As one who thinks that RR deserves to lose his job, I'd say that, even if we beat the #5 team in the SEC West (yes, that's right, "big win"), it would not erase the following:
-We have not beaten a Big Ten (our conference) team with a winning conference record
-We are not competitive with the top half of the conference.
-We have not beaten our two main rivals.
If you're a RR supporter, even if we lose, you might think:
-We're young, so a loss to an SEC team doesn't change anything.
-Our offense is dynamic but can stall from time to time because it's young.
-Denard had 258 total yards.
Point being, folks, don't be so damn touchy. Whatever the outcome, whatever ones opinion of RR...the bowl game shouldn't make a difference other than giving some entertainment on Jan. 1.
Yes Sir! Michigan is playing in a bowl game on New Years Day!! Pretty sweet!!
... you're not one of those people who cried "RICH ROD HASN'T BEATEN OUR RIVALS ND, OSU, and MSU" and then once he got to 2-1 against ND started saying "Well, Notre Dame doesn't count, RIch Rod hasn't beaten our important rivals."
I just cringe when I hear "main rivals."
The wins over ND (no matter the state of their program) are RR's best wins at Michigan. They are a rival, but OSU and MSU are, frankly, bigger games and are in conference. Getting doubled up by MSU, at home, doesn't cut it. When teams are beating us so badly that they take their foot off the gas (Wisc, OSU), tis time for a change.
This isn't true. Michigan expects to beat MSU and has done so with regularity in the past (67-30-5 all time and 13-7 over the last 20 years.) MSU had never beaten Michigan thrice in a row until now.
On the other hand, ND is a historically strong program that Michigan is happy to play 0.500 ball against and that's exactly what has happened since the series resumed in the 70s. Michigan has never beaten ND thrice in a row in the modern era.
During Rodriguez's brief tenure, he's managed to meet expectations against ND but has fallen way short against MSU.
Excellent use of the word "thrice"
'cuz then it would have been . . . well, you know . . .
Get out of the MGoBubble for a minute.
I love the ND game and have always enjoyed it (my freshman year saw "the catch"), but it's not as big a rivalry as our in-state rival. We have played ND 38 times. We have played MSU 103 times.
Outside of the bubble, facts make a difference. We've played nearly triple the games and they're an in-state rival. State, by its very nature, is a bigger rival. Only someone blinded by the bubble could think otherwise. We expect to beat State every year (well, until RR came to town) and expect ND to be a tighter game, but it matters more to beat State and silence the little sisters scattered around the state.
So you think State would never be as good as us because we expect to beat them every year. State will have some teams like they do now and in the 60's. They have a great team this year and beat most teams. MSU is big for in state recrutiing and beating ND is better for out of state recruiting. Both rivalries are important. I am not happy we lose to State and I wouldn't be happy if things were switched and we lost to ND for 3 straight years.
I'm not following. I was replying to a guy who said that the State rivalry was a "fucking joke". I don't want to lose to anyone 3 years in a row, but State, is a bigger rivalry. Period. By the way, State isn't "great". They're the worst one-loss team in the country.
Ok, I didn't read all the post above. MSU is the worst 1 loss team and isn't great. How many teams in the country from BCS conferences or all of D1 have a better record. And worst one loss team. They beat the other one loss team from the B1G and didn't play the other.
They escaped from Purdue, NW and ND with trick plays, blocked punts, etc. They could easily have been a 4/5 loss team. The win against Wisc was a very good one, but "great" teams don't get trucked by 30+ at home. They also played a D-IAA team and a new D-I team. Their schedule was among the weakest in the conference. When you avoid top competition, it isn't that hard to win lots of game (see, for example, our bball team right now...I love them, but I won't claim them to be great).
First they didn't get trucked by 30 at home. That was away at Iowa. Second, I hate State, but just calling it as I see it. Second, give me a break about they could easily have lost 4-5 games, did they. You can say SDSU should be undefeated since they lost all their games by less than a TD. They lost.
You're right. My bad. They got trucked by 30 on the road...in their biggest game of the year. Losing by 30 is not something a great team does.
-bad call and trick play against ND
-trick play and late comeback against NW
-late comeback with blocked punt against terrible Purdue
-of course, the Iowa thrashing
Yup. They won those games (except Iowa), but they're a very flawed team. I think Vegas agrees with me as well. We got lucky against Illinois with the tipped ball, but that doesn't make us a great team either.
Whether MSU is a bigger game than ND is debatable, but the consequences of losing to MSU are far worse than the consequences of losing to ND. It's a Big Ten game, and it has a huge impact on the local perception of the two programs. I'd trade our ND record (2-1) under RR for the MSU record (0-3) in a heartbeat.
Bill Belichick wants to come be the DC? Sweet, I'm down for that
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Charlie Weis for DC!
a decided schematic advantage on D you know.
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Come on down!
I'm a little skeptical about adding an NFL defensive coordinator, however, unless the coach has significant college experience as well (Michigan Man or not). I don't think whatever provides a decided schematic advantage at the NFL level will necessarily relate to a comparative advantage in college given the differences between the games.
Denard's 2010 was spent redefining what one man can do.
Looks like someone read the Bruce Feldman article yesterday.
Yeah, colleges generally don't have 11 freak athletes to put out there, and thus you never see NFL like results.
and it worked out well for him (his 4th DC in 4 years). Maybe worth a shot.
"I call that Communist football. I'm so tired of it. Good, red-blooded Americans snap the ball, hand it to the guy and have a normal run game or pass game."
—Steve Szabo, Michigan linebackers coach, November 2007
Are claiming it? Wolverine guys? Board guys? So we can at least judge the source...
"I love him, he's a great coach, he's a great mentor, he's a great friend. He's every single thing you want a college coach to be, and he does it flawlessly." -David Molk
It comes from "Inside the Fort: December 23" by Chris Balas.