Mike Lantry, 1972
|1 day 2 hours ago||Huge loss by Kansas||
WVU is not good. That has to take #1 seed away from the Jayhawks and could put them in danger of falling to a 3 seed if they don't show in their tourney.
|1 day 4 hours ago||Energy is also the guy who thought before the B1G champ||
game that OSU should have been in the NC over a one loss SEC champ becuase the SEC is overrated and the B1G was just as good as the other BCS conferences.
Like I said, many of the posters and mods over there think that it is 1997 and football has not changed a lick. Differing opinions are wholly unwelcome.
|1 day 5 hours ago||I thought he was the BYU QB that beat Michigan||
in the Holiday Bowl and won an NC.
(btw- I do know that was Robbie)
|1 day 5 hours ago||Sam Webb last week said we currently have 15||
scholly openings. Maybe he is not counting guys like Glasgow and you are? Either way, I bet we end up with about 18 total openings as I think we may see more attrition than in previous years with the depth chart finally filling up.
|1 day 19 hours ago||Maize man and CoachBt are okay but Eroc is a total ahole||
And he has a bunch of minion posters who are all brainwashed Carr supporters who think it is still 1997.
|3 days 19 hours ago||They are ranked 4th||
because they are named Duke. Plain and simple.
|3 days 19 hours ago||Sorry but there is a reason why Owners hire GM's||
and that is to make good decisions. Illitch forced Dombrowski into signing Fielder which turned out to be a terrible contract because Mr. I wanted a world series champ before he died. Its his money so I guess he is entitled, but DD knew it was a bad contract so he dumped it as soon as he could. This is another panic move.
|3 days 19 hours ago||I never said he was the wing best prospect||
I said he was a "top prospect" which he was. We traded him and a 2nd or 3rd round pick for an impening free agent center that will at best get us to a first round playoff loss. Horrible
|3 days 20 hours ago||Name one good trade or veteran fee agent move Holland has||
made since Hossa? Holland rode the coatails of Develano and Scotty to all those cups. Since then cap has been instituted he has been revealed as being a one trick pony and having no balls in the new cap enviroment.
|3 days 20 hours ago||I Totally agree||
I was never that impressed with Fisher's abilities as an X's and O's coach. I am sure many will defend him but the Fab 5 had amazing talent but never won a 'ship
|3 days 23 hours ago||Not really||
Why not bring the kid up next year? We finally lose a lot of veteran dead weight this off season so why not promote one of of our best prospects? Just another terrible trade by Kenny
|3 days 23 hours ago||Absolutely HORRIBLE trade||
This team is going nowhere in the playoffs and they just traded a top prospect and draft pick for a rental. Holland is the most overrated GM in sports
|1 week 1 day ago||That was my point though maybe I didn't state it clearly enough||
The main point is that 2015 recruits are in no way affected by scholarship availability at this point.
|1 week 2 days ago||Fucking Rutgers||
|1 week 2 days ago||Nice list- few comments||
1) Paskorsz is likely not on the team anymore,
2) I think Jones will get a lot of looks at the slot, as might Hayes (in other words I think there is no way Canteen and Norfleet are our only slots)
3) I think Dawson and LLT are equal at backup LT subject to what happens this spring and LTT's recovery
4) Why do you see Dymonte and Delano as even at the other safety spot? It sure seems like it is Thomas's postion to lose
|1 week 2 days ago||Nope that's not it||
As Sam Webb discussed earlier this week on WTKA, you can oversign by 1 in basketball so we could still take at least 1 recruit right now and then we would have to get back down to 13 schollys by next November (which will not be a problem, trust me). So there is absolutely no bar to getting at least 1 commit in the early signing period.
A lot can and will change with this roster between now and next November.
|1 week 2 days ago||Risk? Maybe, but what about reward||
Mitch is coming off back surgery and not having played in months. Who knows how able he will even be to work out for teams in May and June. With those major question marks it is very likely he will not get a first round grade. At that point, returning another season ballances the injury risk with a huge potential reward of playing himself into the lottery.
Plus, this draft is supposed to be loaded. 2015, not so much.
|1 week 2 days ago||Horford will be a 5th year senior and likely||
back next year, barring something unforseen.
|1 week 2 days ago||I too was hoping to see more immediate recruiting results||
from our on court success last year. Everyone said that 2015 would be the year that paid off, and it still may, but we sure haven't seen that yet. Beyond that, I really don't see anything to worry about. Assuming Mitch and Glenn come back next year we will be stacked.
If the worst happens 2 or 3 of the Big 3 go then hopefully they get drafted in the first round which only helps us on the recruiting trail in the future.
In other words, don't fret. We'd all love to get more 5 star recruits but things are trending up either way.
|1 week 2 days ago||Having it as "part of your repetoire"||
is different from doing it in practice every play. The former is nice and all, but the latter better prepares both your offense and defense even if you don't run tempo in the games much.
|1 week 2 days ago||I would have never guess that you read the WSJ||
you so don't fit the mold.
|1 week 3 days ago||Papa John is a total ass clown||
who makes shittier pizza than Dominos.
|1 week 3 days ago||I'm hoping the B1G Tourney bracket stays the way it is||
with Michigan playing the IU/Northwestern Winner, then likely OSU in semi-finals.
|1 week 3 days ago||I dont understand them passing on Nicholson just like||
I don't get them passing on Tommy Schutt, Levenberry (the second time around), Pocic and a few other talented guys that reportedly had high interest in us that we spurned early on because we were "set" at the position only to change course and offer lesser rated kids at the same position later in the process.
Obviously, there are things that go on behind the scenes that we aren't aware of and cirucmstances change so I won't beat the coaches up over it. This staff gets a B+/A- so far in recruiting, so they are entitled to a few misses.
|1 week 3 days ago||Heitzman played TE in high school and was||
recruited by some schools at TE. Like Ross Douglas he was not a total slouch at the position in high school. Hopefully that translates to the college game for both.
|1 week 3 days ago||Mother of God||
I love Alison Brie. What is that from and is it real or photo shopped?
|1 week 3 days ago||No Fucking Way||
that was all I could say at the end of that one.
|1 week 3 days ago||Unfortunately||
This team is as likely to go 2-2 down the stretch as 4-0
|1 week 3 days ago||Talk of Gardner being replaced is silly||
Just as it was with talk of Denard being replaced as a senior. While both qb's had/ have their flaws its pretty difficult to replace talented, experienced seniors with inexperienced backups.
|1 week 4 days ago||Isn't it time to put to rest the compalints about Miller's lack||
of size? That has always been the tag against him anyway. Maybe his problems were more being a new starter, and/or technique related?
|1 week 4 days ago||Yea that may be||
Poggi, Godin, Wormley and Strobel all seem sort of inter-changable in that way. Do you think they are all currently in the spots they project best to, or are the team needs dictating some of this?
|1 week 4 days ago||Interesting to see Poggi listed as a DE||
I always thought he was destined to play inside.
|1 week 4 days ago||Go right ahead||
I take it though, that you are not a D1 football or basketball player, or anyone else who's current or future livelihood depends on their public persona.
|1 week 4 days ago||Paging Space Coyote||
What say you about the current line configuration and where do you think the player project best? For example a lot of people seem to like Glasgow better at Guard than center. Are Miller or Kugler capable enough at C to allow Glasgow to move back to guard or is that just weakening 2 spots in an effort to improve 1?
|1 week 4 days ago||It would have been VERY awkward||
honoring Fisher. I know a lot of people still support Fish and think he had nothing to do with the Ed Martin scandal, but I think Fisher could at least be charged with negligence in overseeing the program. There had to have been rumors floating around about Martin and he was still given way too much access to the program.
I know that coaches can't prevent 100% of the shady stuff that goes on behind the scenes, but the Martin stuff was pretty egregious.
|1 week 4 days ago||Twitter is the devil||
so yea its a good move
|2 weeks 3 hours ago||If you think that no one in the administration was consulted||
About the permissible times for queuing up at the games then I don't what to tell you
|2 weeks 5 hours ago||Apparently the administration did not get the MGoMemo||
That the war on students is over.
My god the stupidity of our school's administrators knows no bounds
|2 weeks 6 hours ago||Like weight changes||
All position changes are good! Actually I've been advocating this move for awhile. More depth on DL and Heitz never stood out to me on D
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Sorry but I have one more tiny request||
Where the hell is the basketball visitor list?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||See. Now was that so hard?||
Ha. I kid of course. Thanks for the info!
|2 weeks 2 days ago||It is appaling how low the bar has been set||
that 8-4 is seen as acceptable and improvement. Who are we, NC State?
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Or you could just be a dick||
which you seem to have good experience with.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Maybe...||
The Bad Boys were getting up there in age. It certianly did not help losing Mahorn in the expansion draft. Its hard to see, even in retrospect how they could have kept a team that would have been capable of beating the Bulls without some major infusions of younger talent and that was tough to do with late round picks and not many high value assets to trade.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Any fellow UM season ticket holders ouit there||
know if we will get an opportunity to buy tix for the game through the Michigan ticket office? I can't recall if that was an option in the recent past.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I split season tickets, but I only||
go to about half the games I for which I have tickets because of many of the reasons you site above. Also add in the fact that I live in Chicago to the time/money investment and it becomes harder and harder to keep making that investment for more than a few weekends per year.
Of course, I'm sure this will cause some posters to yell (rabble rabble) that I am not a true Michigan fan, which is ludicrous. Everyone has to make game attendance decisions according to their own internal calculus, but I fear that more and more people are going to chose to stay home.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||The hour long waits is a new thing||
and an unitended consequence of the new GA policy which for some reason is not true GA, but administered GA with Stadium staff having to assign seats to people as they arive which is pretty idiotic. Can't say I blame people for not wanting to wait an hour in line for some stupid policy to be administered.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Well saying that you are compensated||
is not the same as saying you are compensated fairly. These students obviously beleive that they should have a representative voice in the process of deciding how much compensation they should receive and I'm not sure they are wrong.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||That or should could have been really drunk||
Like you, I am not defending Ray Rice and I think you should never hit a woman, but videos often do not tell the whole story, particularly only snippets of videos and not the entire altercation.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Minnesota was stupid and forgot that they were Minnesota||
they were unhappy with the 6-9 wins per season and program stability that Mason was providing so they canned him thinking they could do better. They have failed.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||We can go back even further with this what-if:||
What-if Carr had hired Harbaugh when Jim wanted to be QB coach at Michigan back in the early 2000's. It would not have been hard to imagine a scenario where Harbaugh moves up to OC for a couple years before taking over as Head Coach when Carr was ready to retire threby resulting in an uptick in play-calling and recruiting prior to 2008 and none of the transition turmoil we saw with RR.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I think a case can now be made that we would have been||
better off in the long run if Lewan had not come back, and may not have been any worse in the short run either. Even when something good happens to Michigan football lately some thing equally bad or worse also happens.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||And then depression set in|
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I've been to Isle Royale and it is a really cool place||
We saw a ton of Moose, some as close as 10 feet away. We never heard any wolves, and when I was there (15 years ago) they were saying the wolf population was down. Hopefully this is a silver lining in an otherwise craptastic winter for humans.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I'm sure many of us have gone through great lengths||
to get laid, but traveling 50 miles over a frozen lake to a remote island is impressive!
|2 weeks 5 days ago||While our D has been frustrating at times, lets remember that||
1) The B1G is a really good conference that in many years is won with 4 or 5 losses,
2) We are without our best interior defender and rebounder,
3) We still have a good chance to beat Sparty this Sunday and control our own destiny
4) JB's teams will probably always lack a little defensively and on the boards as he seems to prioritize players that can shoot, share the ball, not turn it over and not foul a bunch,
5) We have seen firsthand how successfull that strategy can be, especially in the NCAA tournament where more fouls are called and good guard play is rewarded at a greater rate.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Wow that is a joke||
This is frankly, one excuse for students not showing up that I can by. Who wants to go sit in a line for an hour when the weather is good, let alone when it is bad.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I couldn't agree more||
I like to phone-surf as much as anyone, but is it really so bad having to talk to people in the stands, enjoy the band and cheerleaders and you know, actually watch the game?
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Oh no||
another "Ro Jo"
Lets hope this one works out better for Michigan.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Thank god||
both guys got way more money and hype than their injury riddled play demanded. The first job in any NFL offf season is to trim the fat and Mayhew has succeeded in that so far.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I see someone asked a question about Shallman above||
So instead I will just leave everyone with this:
|3 weeks 3 days ago||That gif is hilarious||
Plus 1 to you sir
|3 weeks 3 days ago||July 1, 2014||
A day that will go down in infamy
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I take it then that the 2015 kids will be visiting||
for the game against Sparty?
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Techincally that may be correct but that would be||
a pretty weak claim to championship by Sparty if we swept them and they still claimed a partial championship.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||If McGary and one of Nik or Glenn||
comes back next year we could be just as good. It would be awesome to be legit B1G contenders for 4 straight seasons. I can't remember the last time the football team could say that.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||If we sweep Sparty||
is it even possible for to share the title? Even if we had the same record as Sparty wouldn't a head to head sweep give us the title or does the B1G not do it that way?
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Same as it was from the beginning||
3 losses wins it outright and 4 losses gets a share.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||The decline in NBA popularity||
can be tied to a lot more than just Jordan's retirment IMO. I know the numbers rise and fall with Jordan's career, but the game has become unwatchable for numerous reasons.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||That name is just outstanding||
and worth an offer on its own. Its like a combo of Thor and Tron. Or an ode to former baseball player Dickie Thon. Either way it is pure awesome.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I don't know the back story on the Henderson thing||
but I mostly saw a bunch of meathead frat dudes hurling obscenities and inviting Henderson into the stands because apparently he was questioning their manhood or something silly. It was all kind of embarassing IMO.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||That is what I don't get||
Kid grew up a Michigan fan, almost committed twice, his parents want him to go there and then he tells a teammate he is going to UM but everything else seems like his choice is anywhere but Michigan. This is just the oddest recruitment.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Other than Drummond||
there is no one on this roster that winning rosters woud want. The rest of the team is either high volume, low efficiency scorers or limited-skill depth players. They suck
|3 weeks 6 days ago||"salavate over this roster?!"||
Jesus what are you smoking? This roster is a disaster and has been since 2008.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Exactly||
or use the cap space to facilitate trades with teams that were trying to dump salary. There are other ways to use cap space than just signing whatever stiff free agents happen to be available that year. Joe made that decision even worse by resigning Rip and Maxiell the same week as they traded Billups assuring that while they had some cap space it would not be enough to sign quality players without having to dump Afflalo and Amir for nothing. Since 2008 Joe has been among th 5 worst GM's without a doubt and he would probably be the worst if it weren't for the Cavs and Kings.
|4 weeks 45 min ago||Sparty has two of the most annoying DBags possible||
As their head coaches for hoops and football which is so fitting for their fanbase.
|4 weeks 54 min ago||It was time for Joe to leave 3 years ago||
He has done a horrible job since at least 2008. This franchise is an abortion.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||What about him?||
Clark has been ok but by no means a consistent playmaker.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||They have a few "insiders" who||
offer decent insights, but EROC, who runs the site, is a total ahole, adds nothing of substance and mostly trashes his own readers. The site is a joke
|4 weeks 2 days ago||That cat||
Is pure evil
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Well done BISB- you sir understand comedy|
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Maybe this helps|
|4 weeks 3 days ago||If we think big time college athletics are||
getting slimier, more hypocritical and money focused they don't hold a candle to the Olympics or World Cup. There is greed, fraud and cooruption across the board from the way these events are awarded all the way to how facilities are built and who builds them.
These Olympics in Sochi will be the perfect embodiment of that seedy underbelly.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I don't see it at all||
he doesn't have the frame or pass rush skills that JMFR had in HS. Heck he was a safety until this year and he didn't play much this year. I know they expect him to grow into an LB, but how about Kovacks? I would gladly take that production from Wangler.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||God I hate twitter||
this just makes everyone look bad. Both the idiots posting and the mom for responding to idiots in like fashion.
I get the parents want the best for their son, but I fail to see how having this all play out in public is even remotely in Malik's best interests. Me thinks some parents are liking the spotlight way too much.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Well of course he who shall not be named||
tossed Richardson in with a group of possible transfers during the fall which as we know was based solely on the speculations of a teenager in his mother's basement. That being said, I would not be shocked at all if Richardson did transfer as he has been passed on the depth chart by a number of bigger, younger players.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Really?||
We have 11 other DB's returning next year plus the freshman class which includes Peppers and other than T Rich every one of those DB's has a good chance of contributing. Its no wonder Ross decided to switch.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||That's the joke|
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Yup. Anyone know how well||
Ross did as an RB in high school (assuming he played both ways)?
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I'm not relying on what the Daily wrote at all||
and I have read parts of the staute, but that doesn't really help as the University has not released the specifics of their findings.
How are we supposed to know how to apply the statute when we don't know the specific factual findings that statute is to be applied to?
I frankly don't have a dog in this fight and I haven't really made up mind either way on the University's response. This is a tricky situation involving complex and evolving federal rules and regulations.
That being said, it is always the cover up or even the perceived cover up that looks the worst and so I don't blame media and others being suspicious of the school's handling of this matter.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I hadn't heard that distinction yet||
but that seems odd given the nature of what Gibbons supposedly did. If the girl was too drunk to legally consent then under the law then shouldn't it be considered forcible?
|4 weeks 6 days ago||You sure about that?|
|4 weeks 6 days ago||If you really don't see how my 2 statements||
can be logically consistent then I don't know what to tell you. More than likely you just disagree with what I had to say, but you chose to express your disagreement in a more dickish way so there's that.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||What "truths" and "facts" were missing?||
And if any were missing isn't that because the University is hiding behind a FERPA regulation that specifically exempts a Gibbons type situation from its privacy rules in the first place?
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Who says there was an illegal FERPA leak?||
From what I have read FERPA has a specifc exception for cases like Gibbons.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Whoa- that is interesting if true||
He was getting some positive reviews from practices, but we do seem to have good depth at DB and IIRC he was on the smaller side of DB's they've recently recruited. And clearly we lack RB depth at the moment.
Position changers rarely amount to much, but lets hope Ross bucks the trend.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||You can't lose what you never had||
This recruitment has been trending away from Michigan since the fall.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Fuuuuuuuuuudggggggge||
Except I didn't say fudge.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||The replay showed it was clearly a 3||
and yet the refs still didn't overturn it after the replay. What's the point of replay if they don't trust what it shows?
|4 weeks 6 days ago||This times a million||
Down with Delany!
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I get what you are saying||
I guess my point was based on a couple factors. 1) We have a limited class size and so the coaches have to prioritize where to put those schollarships to use, 2) The coaches have seen the 2012 and 2013 guys in practice enough to form some opinions on how those players may project in a couple years, and 3) We have seen the coaches adjust their recruiting late in the process to take into account attrition and/or deficiencies at a given position (ie not enough big corners or big WR's). I've also been counting Wheatly JR as a lock at TE, but maybe that is premature?
So my concern was really more just conjecture based on the above than anything else. Hopefully you are right that these recent offers are more just based on normal recruiting cycles than reflections of the current roster.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Well maybe he means that||
since the start of the 2013 football season we have no 2014 commits (other than maybe Wangler?) we lost Harris and Campbell, and we lost out on Hand and may lose out on McDowell when both seemed to be Michigan leans.
So yea while most of our 2014 commits came before the season, since the season started recruiting hasn't exactly been going gangbusters.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Well that was rude||
but also quite funny so plus 1 it is!
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Hmmm.||
We've offered a bunch of OL and TEs lately which seems good and bad. It is good that the coaches realize they need better play at both positions, but it also seems bad that the coaches maybe don't think they have the solutions already on the roster. This is going to be another small class size and loading up on OL and TE doesn't signal confidence for 2014 or 2015.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I've always said Mack Brown was like Lloyd||
And this just seals the comparison.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I don't understand why people are surprised||
That is always what happens when we play in Bloomington. I've said from the start that 3 losses wins outright and 4 losses gives us a tie for the conference championship and we will likely have to beat Sparty in Ann Arbor for either of those to happen.
|5 weeks 3 hours ago||McDowell has never been on an official visit to UM||
His last unofficial visit was for UTL 2 which while an amazing game it finished late and may not have lead to much socializing after the game. Malik may be comparing apples to oranges
|5 weeks 6 hours ago||Now that you bring it up||
To paraphrase Pete Carroll: What is Harbaugh's deal with Michigan?
Was it that Lloyd refused to hire him to his staff? I've heard that Harbaugh wanted to come back as QB coach and Lloyd refused for whatever reason (one of Lloyd's many boners).
Or was it something else?
|5 weeks 15 hours ago||Who the fuck cares||
Beaver is a no talent ass clown
|5 weeks 16 hours ago||He gone||
Too much going Spartys way at this point.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Nice Seinfeld reference||
|5 weeks 2 days ago||It matters not||
how Indiana has shot the ball prior to this Sunday. I fully expect them to come out on Sunday like a team with 8 Jimmy Chitwoods because that is always what happens when they play Michigan in Bloomington.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||It seems odd that we have heard almost nothing about||
2015 class vistors this season. Maybe they will get more during February when we have home games against STAEE and Wiscy. This should be the year that our recent on-court success bears fruit and for whatever reasons we haven't seen it yet.
Obviously it is still early, and JB has proven his recruiting chops, so I am not that worried but it would be great to get a few top kids to visit soon to get the ball rolling.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||It is a virtual certainty||
that Indiana will start raining down threes as if brought back Steve Alford, Calbert Cheney, Brian Evans, Jordan Hulls, etc.
It happens almost every time we play at Assembly Hall.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Manny Harris||
I was thinking of that comparison for awhile and then Coach Belein said the same after the game last night and so that sealed it for me. He obviously does not need to try and carry the team like Manny did but they are similar players who can do a lot on the floor and sometimes will try to do too much.
Thankfully, Caris is surrounded by better players than Manny was so it probably cuts down on some of the bad looks and TO's that Manny struggled with.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||My feelings on the matter are this||
Could Hoke have been more clear when discussing Gibbons? Sure. He could have said it was a violation of team rules or a private matter or something equally vague without implicating FERPA. But I am also sure that Hoke is not an expert on FERPA so I imagine he was guided by someone in the AD's office and they thought they "family matter" was sufficiently vague enough not to violate the law.
I just can't get all that mad that our head football coach isn't an expert the intricacies of FERPA law or university policy regarding a matter that is likely a first for him.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||How the fuck do you know what happened?||
Just because something is in a police report doesn't make it true, and even given that caveat, we don't know if we even have all the relevant police reports or if the police even talked to all of the relevant witnesses. Your apparent cerrtitude about something you have minimal knowledge about leads one to beleive you have some other agenda here.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Well PSU did it for a DC||
its not that big a stretch to think it could be done for a couple players. Im not saying thats what happened, just that worse things have happened
|6 weeks 4 hours ago||Its a sports forum and we just beat our biggest rival||
what do you expect? We as a fanbase, are by no means above petty finger pointing, complaining and gloating just like any other fanbase.
|6 weeks 16 hours ago||I'm reaking out|
|6 weeks 16 hours ago||This is amazing||
I don't know what it means, but its spectacular.
|6 weeks 16 hours ago||Very true||
Izzo and Dantonio are the perfect Spartan coaches. D bags through and through.
|6 weeks 16 hours ago||Let me summarize it for you||
night and day
|6 weeks 16 hours ago||You obviously haven't observed Izzo||
prior to today
|6 weeks 17 hours ago||Both||
I respect the hell out of him as a person, but that would not carry the day if he wasn't a great coach. Everyone thinks Hoke is a great person, but if he doesn't win on the field he will not keep his job and rightly so.
|6 weeks 17 hours ago||Agreed about GRIII||
He should be an alpha dog this year and I'm just not seeing it. If I were the NBA I would want Nick over Glen by a lot.
|6 weeks 17 hours ago||He can be super frustrating at times||
but you have to love that he is fearless and he has improved a ton. Sure, he still dribbles too much and makes bad turnovers, but he produces. When GRIII and others were turtling, Caris had the stones to get it done. Congrats to him
|6 weeks 18 hours ago||Passed? Of course not||
As much as I hate Izzo he's made 6 final fours and won and NC. And while I love JB and would not trade him for any other coach in the country, he has a long way to go to pass Izzo.
|6 weeks 18 hours ago||My favorite thing about Belein and his staff||
is the way that players develop on their watch. They improve game to game, and season to season.
|6 weeks 18 hours ago||Sorry, but whining about the refs after the game||
is not part of the job. It was a tough hard fought game with calls going both ways and he had to be a D-bag. Sure he is a great coach and you cant argue with his record, but that doesn't mean he isn't a first class weasel.
|6 weeks 18 hours ago||Math- love it||
It certainly helps ease the pain of our recent football record against Sparty
|6 weeks 19 hours ago||Wow this team is legit!||
Even with GRIII playing like #2 they pulled it out. Walton was a stone cold killa with ice water in his veins.
|6 weeks 23 hours ago||I gotta think Henry play the nose||
And we will see if Hurst or Poggi can bulk up and play the 1 tech. I'd like to see Beyer bulk up to play the 5 which would leave Wormley Strobel and Godin minute at the 3.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||I thought it was odd he got no carries last year||
Especially with all his ties to Freddy J and the fact that he seemed like the type of back Hoke would want. While he never showed much on the field I wonder if there is more to the story of why he got no PT.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Wow!||
Gotta think we are on his short list at this point. All aboard the Nuss Bus!
|6 weeks 1 day ago||I love Jalen, but||
this is not helpful to the program.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Unfortunately it sounds like the class has already been||
closed out and we will not be adding any more recruits. I guess its not surprising given our season and Sparty's assendence, but it sure is depressing.
Lets hope the 2014 mojo continues in EL this Saturday.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||2 other flip side points||
1) Memories fade. The farther we get away from 2013, the less it will be an anchor around the program's neck, and
2) 2014 provides an opportunity to show improvement on the field. Beating Sparty and/or Ohio will be paramount in this regard.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||I just said the same below||
I think either he has soured on Michigan or there are other people in his ear who want him to go elsewhere. Btw- I am no way ripping the kid. He needs to make the right decision for himself and his family. It just sounds like that will not be Michigan for some reason.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Campbell's justification makes no sense||
if the problem is that he wants to take other visits and have his family visit also, the solution to that is take an official visit to Michigan, but then he says he is not sure if they will visit Michigan.
Obviously there is more to this story then he is letting on.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||It shouldn't be||
A kid assaulted someone and may have thrown away a scholarship offer. Neither thing is something to celebrate no matter who he is committed to.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||All aboard||
The Nuss bus!
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Finally!||
Let's just hope this doesn't mean the coaches feel we won't land McDowell. I know they are different classes, but...
|6 weeks 4 days ago||That is a ridiculous sum of money for a guy who has never||
pitched in the US and has already thrown a TON of pitches in his career. As a long suffering Cubs fan, I was hopefuly they might get him, but not at that money, and especially not with an opt out clause. Hopefully he stinks it up with the Yanks.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||I still see Sparty winning the conference||
with 4 or fewer losses and Michigan just on the outside with 5 or 6 losses. That could all change with a win or two this week, but I don't think we have the horses to beat Sparty in a season long race.
As for the tourney they should be a Sweet 16 team, but that can be such a crapshoot depending on how you match up with the teams in your bracket.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Not sure what kind of "accountability" you are looking||
for on a sports forum, but in any event, the signs certainly don't look good regarding McDowell.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||I take a wholistic view of recruiting success||
I think you have to look at many factors in prejudging a class: Quantity, quality, filling needs, beating out our rivals for players, high end athletes, character guys, how well you recruited your region, etc, etc.
Michigan has done well in some of those categories this year and not so well in others. I'd give this class a B-/C+ depending on what McDowell does. Its obviously small, but has some very quality players and filled some needs with high character guys.
Things that hurt include not getting Hand, no RB's, not enough high end athletes, and possibly losing McDowell. So all in all, I'd say its a slightly below average class for Michigan but certainly not a disaster.
If McDowell surprises me and drops for UM that gives a much needed DE and one of the top players in the state and takes away from our rivals and bumps the class up a bit.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Fair point||
Harris's situation is probably impacted by Borges, though there were rumors he might decommit when Campbell left. Either way, recruiting is only going to get tougher until we start winning.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||He gone||
we've returned to a place where recruiting is going to depend a great deal on wins and losses. Continue losing to Sparty, Ohio and others on the field and we will see recruiting continue to slide.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Way to go OP!||
(quietly reverses downvote)
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Pettaway is ballin!||
Cue the handwritten "you're a baller" note.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||You've got it backwards||
People aren't concerned about this offer affecting Harris's commitment. We are worried that this offer is a result of Harris's likely decommitment.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Yep- count that as another recruiting win by Beilein||
IIRC we were between Della Valle and Caris and JB chose well
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Way to jinx it Jinxy|
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Commence panic|
|6 weeks 6 days ago||We DO need one of them||
Drake is coming off an injury, Rawls may transfer, Hayes may go to slot, Shallman is not an RB and Damien Harris is no longer a lock.
This class really needs McDowell AND an RB and if we miss on both it will be pretty disappointing.
|7 weeks 3 hours ago||I'm really hoping we start seeing some success||
in the 2015 class. We are in on a lot of top prospects, coming off the NC game appearance and playing well again this year. That should all come together to lure some top 50 players, but bball recruiting can be so odd at times so who knows.
|7 weeks 16 hours ago||Btw- does anyone else fucking hate||
that Gasser dude?
|7 weeks 16 hours ago||Starting to think this team could||
at least grab a share of a B1G title this year. Long way to go obviously, but this team has the ability. Splitting against Sparty and Iowa will be key.
|7 weeks 16 hours ago||I'm with you||
can't stand the dude. The old curmudgeon thing is amusing for about 10 minutes then he just seems like a dick.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||+1 for paraphrasing Office Space||
"Why should I change my name? He's the no talent ass clown"
|7 weeks 2 days ago||I assume one is an RB given the recent offers to rb's||
no idea on the other one but it makes sense that it would be from a positon of depth like OL or DB.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Hmmm||
he seems ok, but I'd much rather have Jones or Ballage (who they are recruiting again per Sam Webb).
|7 weeks 2 days ago||You are way underestimating the attrition that PSU||
faced the last couple of years. They had 45 true scholarship athletes this year and still beat us. Last year wasn't much better.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||That is awesome||
whast movie/tv show is that from?
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Good question||
initially I would have said they should stick with the rotation as it is becuase things have been working lately. But it is clear that Horford brings a different dimentions with his athleticism. If Horford could cut down on the fouls he could be in line for more PT, but right now, I like the two-headed monster the way it is.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||My biggest take away from this is that Penn friggin State||
in the middle of one of the worst scandals and most crushing sanctions in NCAA history has basically the same record over the last 3 years as Michigan. And that is with Michigan having its best season of the last decade in year 1 of that 3 year cycle.
If that doesn't show how craptastic our football program has been recently, I don't know what does.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Adding Jones and McDowell would be a great way||
to finish off this class and get the momentum going again for next year. Its obviously a good class otherwise, but DL and RB are two pretty big areas of need and they are high ranked guys so lets hope for some late recruiting magic.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||100% different||
Spielman was a great player from an era when the rivalry was still even or in Michigan's favor. HIs contributions to the Lions were easy to see and easy to admire.
Tressel was a lying cheating scumbag who owned Michigan on the field. All we will see is his stupid mug on the sideline each week and be reminded of a crappy period in the UM/OSU rivalry.
Its not that hard to figure out why someone might want to be a fan of one and not the other.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Nice embed||
Kay and Peele are hilarious.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Brian Griese ring a bell?||
He did the same thing at Michigan and that seemed to work out pretty well for everyone.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Bingo plus!||
hard to see this being based on anything other than PT.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||That is an awesome story and video||
history is cool!
|7 weeks 4 days ago||If true, Reason #1 does not bother me nearly as much as #2||
I get that $1 million isn't much in the grand scheme of things and if you identify someone as a primary target then you should make them a financial priority. That being said, $1 million per year isn't chump change and you can't offer a blank check so that does not make nearly as upset as apparent influence that Stafford had on the hire.
If Stafford really had that kind of influence on the coaching search then the franchise is truly doomed. Stafford was a huge part of the problem and the only way the next coach succeeds if they get Stafford to improve in every single way.
Letting the inmates run the asylum is usually not the best way to instill the discipline necessary to build a winning culture.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Patently immoral?!?||
He repeatedly lied and fostered a culture of win at all costs while hypocritically claiming to be a near saint. I guess you can debate whether that constitutes immorality but it certainly shows his true character is far from what he tried to portray publicly.
You can also debate whether such character traits are good bad or irrelevant to an NFL coaching position but I as a Lions fan would hate having him as a coach because I think he is lying POS and it would cause me to no longer be a Lions can regardless of his coaching ability.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Try being both||
It's a sad existence.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||That is so fucking lions||
This franchise is doomed
|8 weeks 4 hours ago||That would not surprise me, but||
if your source is He Who Shall Not Be Named here then I wouldn't put much credence into what you read.
|8 weeks 16 hours ago||Maybe but I think you are underestimating||
The transient nature of college coaching.
|8 weeks 17 hours ago||I think he fact that Freddy J is visiting sheds zero light||
On the question of staff changes. Those can happen at any time.
|8 weeks 22 hours ago||He's not coming here||
And that's fine. Jones or hold for 2015
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Short term Devin, long term Shane||
Nuss is a proven QB coach who also played college and pro ball. He will get Devin ironed out a bit. But he will have much more time to groom Shane and the fact they are both lefties can't hurt.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Gallon could be a great pick for the Lions||
in the 4th or 5th round.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Yea it was basically the first good draft the Lions have had||
in over a decade. I think you can understand why people might be skeptical of the Lions drafting ability
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Foster is a Drew Sharp wannabe||
And basically a POS
|8 weeks 1 day ago||I wonder if this is a way to somehow||
let ND play in an ACC championship (as stupid as that would be)?
|8 weeks 2 days ago||I'm a little surprised that DD hasn't targeted||
any of the big name Cuban or Japanese guys to supplement the farm system or roster. Maybe the purse strings really have been tightened.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Come on man- its from Blades of Glory!|
|8 weeks 2 days ago||I have some of the same doubts as well, but||
I am hoping that is just my inherent pessimism about Michigan football recently and a 2013 hangover.
Given that 2014 is a new year I will say that I am cautiously optomistic because of 1) Nussmeier's track record prior to Bama, 2) his proven ability to coach QB's and 3) his recruiting ability being a necessary upgrade over Borges who did almost no recuriting (Damien Harris notwithstanding).
|8 weeks 2 days ago||FWIW Brandon publically denied the top 5 salary thing||
and said Nuss would be making less than Mattison.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||The football team was in the midst of a||
another disappointing season in a decade of disappointments and was getting worse as the season wore on. This basketball team is the opposite of all that.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||For the millionth time||
Hoke was not even remotely "adamant" that everyone was returning. All he said was that he did not "anticipate" any changes being made which is classic coach speak for there very well may be changes but I'm not going to tell you until the changes are made.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||I'd much rather it have been Hoke's decision||
I want a coach who understands what needs to be done and has the stones to do it. I'm sure Brandon was involved to some extent as he had to authorize the money to pull Nuss, but if DB had to dictate this move than Hoke is not much more than a paper tiger.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||I hope you are right but||
I have my doubts. I think there is 0.01% chance that Mussmeyer runs a spread here.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Well despite having coached under John L and Scott Linehan||
he's got a pretty damn good resume. I am wondering though why he would leave Bama.
Lastly I think this confirms Hoke's commitment to manball, for better or worse.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Why would Nussmeier leave Bama?||
Also, he worked under John L and Scott Linehan which....hmmmm.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||No offense but||
I negged you for your creepy avatar. Feel free to neg back for my lack of avatar.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Sounds like Borges Part II||
but without the Electric Boogaloo
|8 weeks 3 days ago||What makes you say that?||
Borges has little involvement in recruiting so why not move on now and get a jump on other schools looking for OC's?
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Wow I am shocked||
I didn't think Hoke had it in him. Lets hope the new OC can get the most out of the talent on the team, rather than pining for players we don't have to fit a particular system.