"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
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|9 hours 29 min ago||sides||
Agreed. He has also seemed somewhat high-maintenance. I've always liked Kobe the player (easily one of the all-time greats) more than Kobe the person.
|2 days 16 hours ago||walk||
If it would be acceptable, walk far enough (but really not that far) away from the stadium and you can get a better price: $0.00
Burns Park FTW. You'll have a faster escape, too.
|4 days 23 hours ago||beginnings||
I wonder if a Web-based support group of this type has ever originated on MGoBlog?
|1 week 16 hours ago||superfan||
This guy's restaurant equivalent is one of the Main Street Venture (MSV) places that have been running on fumes for most of their existence. Time to retire.
|1 week 16 hours ago||Me, neither.||
|1 week 17 hours ago||snowflakes||
No deep disrespect intended, but what if everyone did this? The board would turn into MLive. The signal-to-noise ratio would be brutal. (Sorry -- I think expression of individual opinions amounts to noise.)
|1 week 19 hours ago||miss||
WHOOSH, I think.
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While I'm here ...
I'd be surprised if Sparty sank below the 8/9 wins per season level while Dantonio is around. I don't see them consistently beating UMich anymore, but unless their recruiting and development model suddenly fails them, I think they'll be fine.
Aside from the one win per year, what they've done is (save for a few local recruits) largely independent of Michigan's struggles. Don't think so? Make a list of key contributors the last few years who chose MSU over UMich. It's not very long.
|1 week 2 days ago||Not to jinx anyone/anything, but ...||
Who'd like some security theater with their football?
|1 week 3 days ago||696 to 275 to 14 ... right?||
I had the same thought. With an Oakland County origin, I'd take 14 and meander through town from the north. I think you can make a strong case for that even if you're approaching from other directions.
|1 week 6 days ago||message to amir_6||
amir_6: Nothing personal here.
Mods: Please delete this waste of board space. Thanks.
|3 weeks 9 hours ago||recs||
Here are some recommendations if you haven't already seen them:
* Muir Woods
* deYoung Museum in Golden Gate Park (which has plenty of other nice spots)
* Berkeley (as someone else here noted ... campus and town are worth seeing)
* South of the city, a CCW loop down Highway 1 to Half Moon Bay, 92 across to 280, back north to the city. Good scenery, short trip ...
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Who's in the pictures?||
If Stroebel doesn't wind up doing a fifth year at Michigan he should be able to easily find a job as a bouncer at a hipster bar. Look at that beard! Mealeresque.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||for health reasons||
I have least a couple drinks a week (typically, mid-day beers on weekends). (By the way, I'm probably older than most of you.)
Some pretty solid studies (AFAICS) support the idea that a few drinks per week is healthier than nothing at all.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Cornhuskers||
They're also well past the time where they can take no-name Nebraska farm boys, feed them raw steaks laced with steroids, and destroy their opponents with High Plains Manball.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||D-line||
"... but that was half a yard against the best defensive line in all of college football."
Never thought I'd live to hear that said about a UMich defensive line. With a few exceptions (1997 with Hall, Steele, and Williams a notable one) that area was filled with "pluggers" and overachievers until the late Lloyd years. If a dominant D-line winds up being Brady's greatest legacy, I won't be surprised.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||scoop||
He's going to discuss a "realignment" of the Toys R Us workforce that will involve the 'sourcing (on-, off-, and everything in-between) of all jobs but his.
The realignment will allow Toys R Us to better respond to its global customers.
Any savings from the realignment will be directed to a special, top-secret initiative managed by Mr. Brandon.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||shot||
That's correct -- I was responding to TMH.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Mallet||
Never miss an opportunity to take a shot, do you?
Anyway, citation, please.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||impact||
Great play that heralded more great AC plays. Great player (really, one of the greatest ever at UMich). Ufer going apeshit.
I get all that.
I still don't understand why this outranks so many other great UMich plays. Michigan was struggling with a perennial doormat (maybe better than their historical average that year) at home in the era of Big 2, Little 8. They were tied, too. This wasn't a win/lose moment.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||veneer||
I've read articles from one of the local (Tucson) papers. Very recently one of the guys had an article that reminded me of bad RichRod (the one who often misses with defensive recruits after de-emphasizing that side of the ball in the first place).
A mixed bag, that dude ...
|5 weeks 13 hours ago||coaching tree||
Agree -- UMich was there for many years and it sucked. There hasn't been much of a coaching tree since Bo.
|5 weeks 14 hours ago||the top||
By "the top" I'm assuming you mean the Ford family.
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The word is out and has been for many years. Only desperate clowns will work for the Fords and put up with their micromanaging. With a few exceptional spurts, the Lions will be mediocre until there's an ownership change.
|5 weeks 23 hours ago||audience||
What's going on here? :) I need to know.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||hype||
I think you meant to say DickRod. Your MLive tone suggests as much.
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I've mentioned this elsewhere: I think RichRod's Arizona experience has provided a clearer picture of who he is as a coach.
You can't win the Pac 12 South without some ability no matter how lucky you are. But, he's doing the same kinds of bad things (no defense, poor recruiting on that side of the ball, mediocre retention of players, which itself suggests some recruiting misses) that hurt him at Michigan.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||10||
I was honestly thinking along those lines, maybe Sparty 17, UM 10.
I'm still spooked about our offense and I have bad feeling we're going to see about sixty intermediate-range passes from Cook during the game.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||TOP||
^^^ This ^^^
Related: I love how it's always assumed that "pounding the rock" always results in long, clock-killing drives (instead of run-run-pass-punt) and "basketball on grass" always means three-and-out.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||echo||
What others have said ... I thought it was great and would like to see something similar more often.
|7 weeks 16 hours ago||22||
Same here. I've never enjoyed a halftime show more than that one. So much better than the usual dork-a-thons ("Bueller? Bueller?"). It's nice to see all that talent utilized well.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||threads||
I agree that it's funny, but that article matches well with our many years of DeBord data. Directly or under the influence of Lloyd (or both) he made unimaginative offensive plans that didn't work consistently well against talented teams. Nothing in his career outside of Michigan (CMU especially) has suggested he's anywhere near a coaching genius. Far from it, in fact.
Some people will shit themselves when they read this, but we didn't get as much clear data for RichRod. Yes, we know his work on defense was a disaster and that he made far too many reaches when recruiting, but the overall environment was complicated by some toxicity (Freep, etc.) that made it difficult to do a full evaluation.
Arizona is (IMO) providing some fascinating data. He's in another Power 5 conference and there are some interesting -- and perhaps disturbing -- parallels (recruiting misses, an apparent de-emphasis on defensive recruiting, shaky defense, etc.).
I get the sense that, if he could get away with it, a 25-player recruiting class for RichRod would have a handful of no-name O-linemen (no big deal, as he apparently has a decent eye for talent there) and a long list of "athletes" that could, in RichRod's view, cover every position except the 3 D-line ones. (Not sure how he'd cover those.) It seems as though he's constantly looking to score another Slaton/Denard.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Pioneer parking||
It costs $50 to park at Pioneer? Wow.