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|1 day 15 hours ago||Florida||
^^^ This. ^^^
'06 - '07 Florida (just look at their NFL losses after that year) != '07 - '08 Florida
OSU got its ass kicked in the championship game. Michigan most likely would have, too. Maybe not as much, but you can bet that Lloyd would have run into a stacked line for at least 2 1/2 quarters before starting to throw. By that time Michigan would have been down by at least two touchdowns.
|2 days 19 hours ago||weed||
If he's looking for quantity, Kentucky would do nicely:
That has data from 2006 and is not sourced, but I have heard elsewhere that Kentucky and Tennessee grow large amounts of marijuana (decent growing season, lots of remote areas).
|4 days 8 hours ago||details||
I was curious, too, so I did a reverse search here:
Warning: You'll get some NSFW-ish results. :)
|6 days 8 hours ago||NoScript||
If you want to see the article, try using NoScript with Firefox. You should be able to see it. I was able to just now.
|1 week 7 hours ago||record||
Coach K's back might be feeling a little sore at the moment.
Here's some background on the '94 - '95 season (sorry, Deadspin):
|2 weeks 3 days ago||reliability, consistency||
JBE, possibly MGoBlog's #1 condescending poster. Thanks for not letting us down.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||RIP||
Neither do I. It has nothing to do with Michigan. Posts of this type pollute the board IMO. It's even more ridiculous when they're splashed all over other sports sites.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||'zona||
For multiple reasons (entertainment among them) that *really* needs to happen. D-line is a longstanding RichRod weakness (recruiting and all else). Brady could help fix that and enjoy the Arizona weather.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||What?||
That makes almost no sense. I could see him coaching the defensive line at a lot of places. I could also see him as a head coach at a lower-level school (where he could improve the culture a la San Diego State). Defensive coordinator at a high-profile school? Not really.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||road||
Agreed -- our *home* uniforms are iconic.
I'm in the minority here, but I never liked the maize pants. I don't think there's enough contrast with the white jersey.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||differences||
^^^ This ^^^
I think the quality your peers is the most important measure of a university.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||ever||
Same here. I've never been this optimistic, and I'm probably older than the average poster here.
With late Bo, Moeller, and Carr (excepting a lightning-in-a-bottle season with loads of NFL talent) you always had the sense that the ceiling was "very good" rather than "great." (I can't remember the early '70s.) There was either an obvious gap on the field (e.g., the secondary in 2006) or frightened playcalling (or both).
RichRod? Sure -- I was excited, but he'd never spent a whole year on a truly big stage.
Hoke? Not really excited, but I thought he had a chance to be a junior version of Lloyd.
Harbaugh? No one knows for sure, but I think he has a higher ceiling than all of them.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||2015||
Sad -- two guys (him and Phil Taylor) in the past year.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||history||
Chicago basketball could be viewed as a microcosm of government and politics in the area. Corrupt to the core. Look at how much trouble U of Illinois has had recruiting up there. For whatever reason, they've generally -- it would seem -- chosen to _not_ play dirty.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Freep||
Also, try not to upset a prissy @#$% like Michael Rosenberg.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||dirt||
I'm OK with that, too.
I was a little surprised that there was no mention of Bill Self and Kansas. People can "TRADITION!!!" all they want, but he has pulled a surprising number of guys from Chicago and environs. Hard to believe it's all clean ...
Oh, and if Coach K ever gets dragged through the mud, I'll buy a round for the entire MGoBlog readership. That would be a very happy day.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Keeping the defense off the field!!!||
Echoing others here, I've yet to hear a good explanation of why "spread" equals "short possessions" and "tired defense."
Why is it assumed that "pounding the rock" invariably burns eight minutes of the clock every possession?
I'm all ears.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||food|
|7 weeks 2 days ago||bad idea||
I can envision a few games where it would be easy to sell 120K (or more) tickets, but expansion doesn't seem like a good idea. A significant chunk of the people in that stadium are from a socioeconomic class that is shrinking by the day. I don't see that trend reversing any time soon.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||lifestyle fields||
I don't keep up with this as much as I used to, but here's a joke I remember from those days:
Q: What is the greatest life risk to a radiologist? (A person taking this seriously might guess something about radiation exposure, etc.)
A: Getting run over in the parking lot by an anesthesiologist on his way to the golf course.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||hx||
Agreed -- this type of thinking almost got us Mike DeBord in 2007. (Never mind that things went poorly under RichRod. I don't think DeBord was worthy of consideration.)
|7 weeks 5 days ago||source||
His drinking problems started when RichRod ran him out of town.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Brady's best fit||
Hoke didn't turn around Ball State. That ship crashed shortly after he left. Want to say he meaningfully shifted SDSU upward? I'd buy that.
His best fit would be as a D-line coach and recruiter. (Many others have suggested the same.) Why not play to your strengths? He could also try (with a good chance of success, I think) to be the John Madden of college football broadcasting.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Chat Sports?||
Of course I have no information, but this reeks of nonsense.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Daelin||
I find it interesting (to say the least) that he apparently didn't give much consideration to UMich/Sparty.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Nick at MSU||
Saban was at MSU *five* years. He got his feet wet and then some.
Odd, isn't it, that one of his assistants would end up outdoing him (by a large margin) without getting a big bunch of 4- and 5-star recruits?
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Ghetto?||
Ghetto? Seriously? Have you been there lately? Sure, there's some skank to the south, but on the whole the area is very nice.
|9 weeks 12 hours ago||Cullen||
That's a tidbit par excellence. Good work.
|9 weeks 12 hours ago||9-3 ... almost exactly||
I read "we were back in the Carr era being somewhat content with 10-2 or 9-3 seasons" in the OP's post and thought that sounded a touch generous.
It was. In fact, Lloyd's average was almost exactly 9 and 3. You can do the math based on this information:
For the record, I would've gladly taken that during the RichRod and Hoke areas. I think the ceiling might be higher with the current regime.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||yes||
Having weighed the evidence (which is little bit interesting) here, I'm declaring Cook a DOOSH.