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|1 week 2 days ago||Keep It Classy||
|2 weeks 43 min ago||So facts don't matter to you?||
So facts don't matter to you? You asked who Taylor beat out and implied nobody. So I simply pointed out he beat out a few upperclassman.
Is there anyone on the line on this team that is as good as Taylor as a freshman? I don't know. It doesn't look like it right now, but that doesn't mean they won't be as good as Taylor as a senior.
Even with two 5th year seniors at tackles, the line still has less experience that the line in 2010. So it's easier to be a freshman and have a breakout year, when you're surrounded by more experience. Your flaws aren't as magnified. Lewan said as much this week in the pressers.
You're missing the point. While you can list a bunch of O-linemen who started as freshman and had great campaigns (you left off Luke Joekel), what you're missing is that most O-Linemen take time to develop. Was Jake Long an All-American his freshman year? The number 1 NFL draft pick could barely crack the starting lineup his RS Freshman year. What about Eric Fisher. The #1 draft pick from CMU? He wasn't a Freshman All-American. He didn't even get all-conference. They developed over time.
I can't predict whether Bars, Braden, Magnuson, or Kalis will end up being Lewan/Long good. But you can't predict they won't. They need time to develop.
|2 weeks 2 hours ago||Perry Dorrestein||
What upperclassman did Lewan beat out?
Perry Dorrestein and Mark Huyge all competed for LT position in 2010. Lewan beat them out. Dorrestein and Huyge split starts as RT.
That line also had:
Lewan (RS Fresh) Omameh (RS So) Molk (Rs Jr), Schilling (Sr) Hugye (RS Jr)/Dorrestein (SR)
The interior of that line had experience (even Omameh had two starts the previous year).
IMHO it's much easier to shine as a Freshman when you have a strong supporting cast.
To say that the 2012 class has no future stars, seems a bit myopic. That class has Braden, Bars, Magnusson and Kalis. Their bodies and football IQ need time to develop. I'd lay money that one of those guys ends up All-Conference or better before he graduates.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||The Little Things||
While you have a pretty direct barometer, I find that sometimes reading subtle clues can also predict and I was pessimistic. (To be fair, I work in a business where I have to read people's hidden motives and unspoken thoughts to predict how they will behave on a regular basis).
While I, too, was hoping Hand would Go Blue my sense was Alabama would be the choice because of a few subtle things he and his camp said/did in the last week.
* Canzior posted a firsthand account of traveling with Da'Shawn to UM and noted that he didn't wear any UM gear at the game, because that was his thing. I noticed in his Washington Post series after his 'Bama visit he was on camera wearing Alabama gear. I'd never seen him wearing anything UM. Ever.
* In an interview on First and 17 this week he said he hoped his decision shocks people and they're happy. Considering UM was the prediction by most, it wouldn't be shocking to pick the Wolverines. it was also kind of the way he said it where he kind of caught himself and didn't say anymore.
* Then yesterday, Sam Webb spoke to Da'Shawn's father and he had a quote that kind of back pedaled on academics. I felt like you're only saying that to the press in the 11th hour, if you know you're son is gonna get some backlash after stressing academics was such a big part, then picking the least prestigious of the three.
It's nothing concrete, but just reading the tea leaves gave me a sense he was going to the Tide.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Amazing||
|5 weeks 1 day ago||To Quote Lee Corso||
Not so fast my friend
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Ok, I'll Bite||
In the last 15 years Michigan leads the series 8-7.
Prior to RichRod in that same time frame UM was 7-2.
The upper classes have been decimated (blame RR, blame inuries, or regime change -- whatever you want to blam). It's a fact there are very few upperclass scholarship players on the team.
While this is Brady's 3rd season, it's really only his 2nd full class. He certainly has not had the same kind of time to develop the elite players he's recruiting to get back to the Loyd Carr years of dominating Sparty.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Template to use||
Here's a link to a winged helmet/block M pumpkin template I created
|9 weeks 23 hours ago||Dave Brandon presented by...||
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Kind of||
As late as 1993 we snuck full pony kegs into the stadium (underneath a wheel chair) in the student section. We routinely brought flasks in and didn't really have to hide it. No way that's happening now.
2 - fair point about Michigan games and television. Again as late as '93 there were non-televised games. But more importantly, it's way easier to get that content now than it was even as recently as 7 or 8 years ago. ESPN3, BTN App, Slingbox, hack streaming sites. You don't even have to stay at a house with cable or go to a sports bar to preparty.
But still the biggest problem is the ability for students to sell the tickets in the secondary market...
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Student seating||
There's a lot of blame on the students from the older alums. As one of those alums I think we're not seeing some of the other factors affecting student attendance.
The first thing to keep in mind is that the student section often fills up...just not before the game.
1 - Pre-9/11 getting alcohol into the stadium was easy. Now it's not so easy and the students choose to pre-party longer before going into the stadium. We just got to bring booze into the stadium and keep partying.
2 - Pre-2000 not every game was televised, so the only way to see Michigan play was to actually go to the game. Now students can watch the game on their phones or their tablets and don't have to be on time and won't miss anything. So 1 & 2 combined give the kids incentive to not be on time.
3 - Student ticket resale policy is just as big of a problem. We could simply resell the tickets to anyone. So if a student couldn't go to a game it was easy to find someone who wanted to go to fill that seat. Now the students are handicapped in two ways. 1 they have to get another student to buy the ticket or pay the difference and get the ticket validated as non-student. 2 Those seats are less desirable for the general public because it's not an assigned seat until you actually get to the stadium. The policies have essentially taken away the free-market in the student section.
4 - Couple that with weak non-conference home games and you have an environment that makes it difficult for students to get rid of their tickets to non-students who want them and would fill those seats. In 1991 my out of conference games were Notre Dame and UCLA. I couldn't make UCLA and it was easy to sell to my friend's dad who paid double what I paid. But now if a student wants to get rid of his Akron tickets to a non-student who wants to buy them, he probably wasn't going to get face value anyway ($40). But now he'd have to also convert the ticket to non-student and pay the difference in price for the validation. It's cheaper just to not go than to try to sell it or give it away to a non-student. Paid attendance still the same, but there's a hole in the student section.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||BCS||
Agree with most of your post except how it puts an end to our BCS hopes. Unless you're already assuming OSU is going to the Rose Bowl and we're just hoping for an at large bid...
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Agree||
I'll take the unpopular position of agreeing with the OP. We won't know how good of a team the Zips are until their season shakes out, or what kind of talent they have until we see who makes the League from their squad.
I'm not saying we didn't play poorly. I'm saying don't be so quick to write off Akron as a shit team.
Everyone keeps referencing their record over the last three seasons. Past performance does not predict future results. See UM 2011. Especially with championship level coaches and a ton of D1 transfers. They might be better this year.
I have also heard/seen people say/write that the 2007 App State team would've crushed this Akron team. Not one UM fan in 2007 was saying how good ASU was after that game. Everyone focused on UM shitting the bed against an FCS team. Lloyd sucked. Deboard sucked. Defense sucked. Etc That ASU team put 5 or 6 guys into the league, two of whom are still playing. That's equal to some bottom dwelling B1G schools. In hindsight that team wasn't an FCS cupcake. But back then it was called "The Horror"', not "The Game We Lost To An Underrated Opponent."
I'm not saying Akron is a great, or even good team, but we won't really know until further into the season. Who would've thought that Iowa's NIU victory would've added more to their 2012 SOS than their victory over MSU.
I'm with Tater above. I think it was a combo of a lot of things, including overlooking Akron. Look back at the press conferences leading up. Our coaches were talking about getting reps for non-starters and the young guys.
I think we're still in for a great season.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Lewan||
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Think u forgot the "/s"||
Think u forgot the "/s"
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Video of their car arriving in Ann Arbor||
|14 weeks 2 days ago||+1||
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Differences||
This banner is not a clean as the previous design. While the font is the same, the letters are thicker and have less negative space between them. Also, the image on this banner has a lot more going on. There's an opposing player, a ball in flight, and fans in the background nearly the length of the banner. The previous one had Denard's helmet, his shoulder pad/number and a patch of green. Everything else was negative space.
Finally, MGOBLOG is right justified on this banner. So you're taking in said image first, and then reading the title since you're brain is trained to scan left to right. The left justified version felt more natural.
For me it's the difference between walking into an Apple Store and a Meijer's.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Last Paragraph||
That last paragraph may have moved you from day dreamer to stalker...
and I know, because I'm heading to Katsuya with the exact same plan today...
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Photo Of Kool-Aid Man||
In action at the big house*
*Photo Credit Fuller /s
|15 weeks 6 days ago||USC Private Jet To Pitch Redd||
I would assume that Bacon was confident enough in his source(s) to print that quote. He's been around the game long enough to understand publishing something like that could end Redd's college career and could crater the USC program. He's also been in the publishing business long enough to understand that if the quote wasn't accurate the potential blowback of a libel/defamation suit from an institution with a $4 Billion endowment behind it. At the least Bacon must truly believe that is the story.
We know USC has at least one booster who is happy to provide use of the corporate jet to the football team.
Lane humblebragged on Colin Cowherd about using Fletcher Jone's Mercede's corporate jet to go recruit Redd. If you didn't read or hear about it back then, it's worth the 2 minutes.
|16 weeks 1 hour ago||Hard Evidence-ish||
|16 weeks 1 hour ago||Hard Evidence-ish|
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Also||
He meant 'also excited to be in the Big House in 12 days'
|19 weeks 23 hours ago||Long Day Of Work?||
Who got any work done today, besides Ace and Brian?
|19 weeks 1 day ago||Or||
I would've gone with two Irish teardrops... Or Kelley's face twice as red
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Unbiased||
The unbiased reporting stopped right after her report when they tossed to Sports Director, Jerod Smalley, who had a hilariously homer point of view setting up his next piece
Yes, Jerod, the buckeyes "won" the attention award as "2nd place was not even close!" Hear that Bucknuts? It was a blowout! While the rest of the programs didn't realize there was a competition for attention, your El Camino was the pace car! Get out the urine bucket and hand sanitizer, because it's time to celebrate with a head dunk!
He follows that by claiming the reason for all the attention was because: " 'A' Ohio State is a heavy favorite to win the Big 10 this season and “B” four player discipline incidents..."
Uh, Jerod I think that's A - because of the four player discipline incidents, B - those same said incidents, C - Florida player discipline incidents, D - back to OSU incidents, E - Aaron Hernandez, F - - questions about recent buckstache incidents...
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Or you're using||
an outdated version of Safari. You can try Firefox and it'll work or you can download the Vine app and view through there.
Either way, Vine posts are 6 second videos that loop and if you can't see it play, basically he's saying he was at Target and someone thought he was Devin Gardner. He thinks that it has something to do with him getting back into shape at the gym. (and he says it in a much cooler way.)
Agree with the OP that coach Manning's social media posts are pretty awesome.
|20 weeks 6 hours ago||No Edit||
Thought about editing the original post, but then your reply won't make sense, and can't ruin a joke in good conscience
BTW that mistake was mine not Scout's... It's what happens when you're 3 high balls in, chased with vicodin on a Tuesday morning. Welp, back to operating the heavy machinery near the orphanage...
|20 weeks 10 hours ago||Scout||
Here's who Scout is listing as the targets that will be at the BBQ
2014 RB Leonard Fournette 6-1/225 New Orleans (St. Augustine) (4 day visit)
2014 DE Andrew Williams 6-4/245 McDonough, GA (Eagles Landing Christian)
2014 DE Malik McDowell 6-6/295 Detroit Loyola.
2014 RB Jonathan Hilliman 6-1/207 Jersey City NJ (St. Peter's Prep)(2-day visit)
2015 CB Shaun Crawford 5-9/170 Lakewood OH (St. Edwards)
2015 WR George Campbell 6-4/180 6-0/175 Tarpon Springs (FL) East Lake.
2015 OL Sterling Jenkins 6-8/300 Pittsburgh Baldwin.*offer. Planned BHBBQ.
2015 RB Mikey Weber 5-10/190 Detroit Cass Tech.
2015 DE Joseph Alabi 6-5/240 Detroit Cass Tech.
2015 OLB Justin Hilliard 6-2/210 Cincinnati St. Xavier
2015 WR/Ath. Brian Cole 6-2/190 Saginaw (Heritage)
2015 OLB Osa Masina 6-4/210 Salt Lake City UT (Brighton) (possible BBQ)
2015 DE Jashon Cornell 6-4/220 St. Paul MN (Cretin Derham Hall
2015 QB David Edwards 6-6/195 Downers Grove IL (North
2015 DB Tyree Kinnel Huber Heights OH (Wayne)
2016 OT Erik Swenson 6-5+/280 Downers Grove IL (South)
2016 OT Thiyo Lukusa 6-5/290 Traverse City (Mich.) West.
2016 OL Tommy Roush 6-3/275 Traverse City (Mich.) West.
2016 WR Desmond Fitzpatrick 5-11/170 Farmington MI.
2016 OT Sterling Jenkins 6-8/296, Pittsburgh, PA (Baldwin)