Good answer. I would distinguish however between style of the writing and quality of the information. What's great about a blog is we can post pictures and video and links and stuff to make our points and back up our information. These new communicative tools are no longer new, and part of being a blog is keeping the readers up to speed on all of the new directions and in-memes that grow from them. When I say "we're just a blog" in this context, I mean you're going to get style, you're going to get references you don't get, you're going to get posting of several stanzas of lyrics to drive home a reference because our paper is way cheaper than the other guy's.
Sometimes we try to save readers' time. However this particular blog doesn't compete with, say, ESPN, to be the first to post news, so we need to provide something unique in our news coverage. That thing we can provide is perspective, hence all the references and the assertions and whatnot. Most readers have already seen the headline and read someone's formulaic article by the time our article is up. Where we come in is when you're talking to a fellow Michigan fan tomorrow aboutt today's news, they'll be like "did you hear we lost our defensive line coach" and you can be like "you mean one of three--actually he was our young dude."
To use this post as an example, anywhere else on the internet you go to read about Jerry Montgomery leaving it will talk about him leaving, maybe mention a recruit or two he was tied to, then repost information on his MGoBlue bio. I guess you could find some sites that just cut the crap and say "Jerry Montgomery left for Oklahoma, not a big loss for Michigan because he was a face guy at a position where we have Hoke and Mattison already coaching, and it was his time to move on to real coaching jobs." Exeunt. Snore.
"We're just a blog" doesn't excuse us from information quality. I would argue that the quality of perception here was better than elsewhere, if only because so far we're the only site I've seen that even mentions Montgomery's territory was only half of Ohio. The key thing about Montgomery leaving is that he's the "Beyonce" as I put it. I doubt ESPN will let Chantel or Tom say that Montgomery outgrew the role of young face guy.
All the "Oklahoma" crap is there because it's a strong reference. To anyone who's familiar with the musical it should get across that we're rooting for Jerry in his move to some southwestern territory nobody's ever heard of, and that we're kind of mildly contemptuous of Oklahoma but understand why he's going there.