|1 week 2 days ago||Urbz continues to put together high quality teams||
despite losing 2/3 of last years team to the pros and graduation. He is a quality coach as much as I hate to admit it. Over the same time period, he has a better record than Saban, that's saying something
|1 week 2 days ago||tough!||
he dusted off the INT on his first pass and played well and got ROCKED yesterday and shook it off to have a good game by the end
|1 week 2 days ago||Speight staying calm and playing thru the injury was good||
to see. We'll be fine. The most amazing thing was Antonio Brown's one-handed catch on the back of the OU player was just sick (as much as it pains me to type that).
Honorable mention goes to Lamar Jackson of Louisville, that young man is crazy fast and good. It won't translate at the next level at QB, but oh my, he's Denard with height and passing skills
|1 week 2 days ago||Wow!!! really, have you been watching???||
Colorado has some serious speed and some good athletes. You can't win every game by 40+. Yes the middle was open and yes their receivers beat us 1-1 several times. We shored it up and ended up winning by 17. Their QB was beating us, but we started getting to him and we won the game.
If Peppers plays more in coverage and less overall disrupter the middle would be less open, but that could come at a cost too. Wait until everyone is healthy and we play a couple of road games. Give the D a chance to gel with the new coordinators plans. Geez!!!!
|1 week 2 days ago||If you base it on who would beat who(m)(?)||
1. OSU (Bama doesn't handle spread teams well
2. Alabama (Defense is suffocating against all but Chad Kelly)
3. Louisville (Speed, Speed, Speed, and Lamar J.)
4. Stanford (they would know Harbaugh tendancies)
5. Michigan (with our 3 starters out, doing pretty well)
6. Clemson (Nothing really impressive except Watson)
7. Houston (Potential, but didn't impress against Cincy)
8. MSU (Dantonio has a solid rep now with the D, but they stopped playing last nite)
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Pitt vs PSU should be entertaining||
as evenly mtached middling teams and VT and Tennessee at BMS will interesting for two reasons - proof that it was a horrible idea to play a game there and that Tennessee will lose and another SEC team proves to be a fraud.
Other than that, yeah it's crap
|4 weeks 4 days ago||May God bless your daughter||
May God bless your daughter, all of her shipmates and every member of the military serving this great country. And God Bless the USA. and GO BLUE!!!!
|21 weeks 17 hours ago||Jackson definitely was rated No. 1 at one time||
for the most golf holes per capita of any county in the country. There was a county in FL that overtook Jackson and never looked back.
Jackson has lost a couple of course since then, but a lot more people. the tax base is so low that the roads are more like obstacle courses now. I think it's a matter of time before the Grande is sold because they can't charge those rates in this small town and survive. There are too many cheaper alternatives.
Heck the Country Club of Jackson is struggling with membership, I think in 3-5 years it will go public too.
|21 weeks 22 hours ago||Brian Stuard is from Napoleon, just SE of Jackson||
and north of Brooklyn (MIS) by 3-5 miles.
I listened to the playoff on PGA Tour radio at work and was thrilled for him. Brian doesn't hit the ball very far (by today's standards), but he apparently has a pretty good short game and if I heard right, didn't make a bogey for the last 53 holes of the event.
|21 weeks 22 hours ago||I live in Jackson and play Cascades every Sunday morning||
I have to disagree with you though on The Grande being the best course in town. It has gone down hill severly over the last few years and the prices are outrageous. A yearly membership is now $1900, twilight during the week for 9 holes is $30! There are stones in the bunkers and the greens are always so beat up.
For my money, I'd rather play Calderone Farms. It is the most interesting course in town and it's a fair price. I play my league golf at Arbor Hills, which used to be a country club. It has the narrowest fairways I have ever played and very thick rough.
|24 weeks 2 days ago||I think that finish will motivate Jordan to play well tomorrow||
Nothing is given and he has to earn this. A 4-shot lead might have felt too comfortable tomorrow afternoon. He will come out focused. It will be a great day.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||He was only 43 feet away!||
What kind of dumb do you have to be to stand that close to an explosive?
I am a gun owner and fully support someone's right to LEGALLY own a firearm, but what kind of rifle was that. Certainly seemed like an assault-type weapon to me.
Forrest Gump was right!
|27 weeks 3 days ago||Most beautiful Place on earth is Glen Arbor, MI||
Actually on Glen Lake, less than one mile from Lake Michigan. But that area is pure Heaven.
Saugatuck is where my wife and I got married on a 55-foot yacht with family and friends right on Lake, MI We go back every year for our Anniversary and stay the Ship & Shore. Great little town. Holland is nice also. I really like South Haven. Best breakfasts around at the Phoenix Street Cafe.
Sutton's Bay is gorgeous as well with the best vinyard called Black Star Farms
Ludington is pretty cool. Great pizza in St. Josephs
|33 weeks 3 days ago||UM seems to always be making it up as they go along||
on offense. We haven't looked very good the last couple of games.
|33 weeks 5 days ago||I figure he's gonna fix the MSU/OSU||
scheduling thing. Brandon was an ass and scheduling snafu was all his fault. Hackett is undoing everything Brandon did and UM is rising back to the top. Adding ND back is fine with me. Itwas a nationally recognized game. Read End Zone and you'll see the stats about the ND rivalry. GO BLUE!
|33 weeks 5 days ago||I love the haul JH & Co brought in||
fills many needs and with great qulaity kids. Only regfreet is we let a couple of OL get away and we need them. That's the only low light of the day
|34 weeks 20 hours ago||Hill wore MSU gear to school today||
don't get your hopes up
|34 weeks 1 day ago||based on the photo in the Det News||
Hill is looking very green. Wearing MSU gear at school today
|34 weeks 6 days ago||We have all wanted teams like Bama and OSU||
from a talent standpoint, but with UM character kids. That might be tough to balance. What isn't hard to understand is this isn't Bo, Bear and Woody's recruiting landscape. Kids want to get all the attention and "be no.1" wherever they go. You have to cater to them to a point. The main thing is, this is a business and the coaches are paid crazy money to WIN. Yeah, the administration wants to "keep it clean", but there is a nod and a wink in the process. As the OP said, to keep up with Saban and Meyer you have to do it differently. I have no issues with Harbaugh or his way of doing things. If we want to compete for National championships, there will be some pain and uncomfortable times along the way. No one of the kids have been harmed and they will end up on their feet. Get on the bus or get out of the way.
|34 weeks 6 days ago||For me this conversation begins and ends with||
Comfortably Numb. The greatest guitar solo ever and one of the top 5 bands of all time.
|35 weeks 21 hours ago||I neverliked the comparisons with Brady||
For some reason Manning seems to be considered the better QB. I don't see it. No one has done more with less around him than Brady.
That being said, Manning seems like a really good guy. I root against him only because I think Brady is better. I wanted Cam and the Panthers to roll Manning in the SB, after reading that letter and thinking over, maybe not.
I like the Nationwide ads and the Pap Johns ads. I thought the ones with him and Eli were funny. I don't know, I guess he's okay, but Woodson was better! GO BLUE!!!
|36 weeks 44 min ago||Serendipity with John Cusack and||
Just Go With It with Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston. They are a couple of my wife's favorites and they have grown on me
|36 weeks 16 hours ago||So "Being Done" is a negative thing right||
so, since there is two of them, it's a positive and your not leaving? Or you are still leaving??? I'M SOOO CONFUSED!!!!
|36 weeks 16 hours ago||In before||
|36 weeks 17 hours ago||this is like the first time I watched Inception||
Dreams within a dream, within a dream,within a dream, within a dream. That's five levels and I rarely get to REM sleep. This is seriously fucked up!
|36 weeks 17 hours ago||Ahh||
So you think darkness is your ally?
I seem to be in it cuz I have no idea what is going on! I have no issues with WD, it seems more like random posters want to start something out of boredom.
It's worse than 'crootin'
|36 weeks 21 hours ago||This is truly sad news. Hotel California was the first album||
I ever bought. One of my favorite bands. The celebs are dying at an alarming rate lately.
|36 weeks 3 days ago||My mom had Stage III or IV throat cancer||
she went to UM hospital where they told her they were going to cut out everything from her esophogus to the base of her tongue and she would eat through a tube for the rest of her life. She said no way and went to St. Joseph's Hospital in Ypsi and found an Oncologist that shrunk the tumor with chemo and radiation and then surgery to remove it. She was cancer free for a couple of years, but then I came home from work one night and I found her dead on the bedroom floor. She had passed several hours before I got home.
The autopasy performed at the hospital here in Jackson lost the tissue samples and never gave me a cause of death. They called it "natural causes". She was 53, I was 25. They said years of smoking and drinking caused it. She did a lot of both.
Cancer sucks ballz!
Hopes and prayers for Mort.
|37 weeks 2 days ago||I would choose MSU||
The satisfaction of a victory in Spartan Stadium would be amazing. I have no interest in ever going to Columbus. They treat Michigan fans so badly, why go. If I am going to watch my team play, why endure the hate and abuse you get from the savages in C-Bus?
|37 weeks 3 days ago||NBC||
|39 weeks 5 days ago||Quote of the day:||
Because Bo had a Bird Guy!
|39 weeks 6 days ago||Up-tempo offenses often are a double-edged sword||
Then can tire both defenses; the opposition can get worn down from the lack of time between plays and the up-tempo team's defense can get tired from quick 3- and outs and short possessions that put the D back on the field quickly. I think many have become confused between the "Spread" and up-tempo because when RR was here he did both. They are definitely not synonymous.
|39 weeks 6 days ago||Okay, here it is...||
I'm sick and tired of the MSU Little Brother thing. I get that we all despise them and they are a thorn in the side, burr under the saddle, but over the last three seasons they have won one more game than mighty Nick Saban and Alabama. They are NOT Little brother anymore. Until we start beating them on a regular basis, we don't have to like them, but give them the respect they are due. And one more thing. . .I am pissed that I have to be concerned whenever I go to out shopping and someone jackoff might try to steal my credit/debit card info by just walking by. Can't people just get a fucking job and have a honest life. Jesus!
|39 weeks 6 days ago||YES!!!! LSAClass is getting better!||
Glad to see you poke your perverbial "head" into the room. Godspeed and get well soon! I'm sure as soon as you are able there is a piping hot steak (blackened Ribeye) and an ice-cold glass of whole milk waiting for you.
Be home for Christmas!
|41 weeks 5 days ago||Best: 1. It's A Wonderful Life B&W only||
1. It's a Wonderful Life B & W; 2. Miracle on 34th St (B&W); A Christmas Story;; 4. A Christmas Carol with George C. Scott; Christmas Vacation, Peanurts Christmas; then the The Santa Clause Trilogy. Worst: Elf ( Can't stand Will ferrell
|42 weeks 3 days ago||I think Sparty pulls this out||
I believe MSU wins 27-20. MSU's front seven will be much more disruptive than anything Iowa has seen all season. MSU is getting healthy again and they have more help on the back end as well.
Also, I don't see Iowa stopping Burbridge. Now that I think about it, MSU might run away with 34-21.
I'm seeing Bama or Oklahoma winning it all. Thnat would be a great Championship matchup
Today, I am driving from Jackson to Detroit to set up Christmas trees for my dad and uncle and maybe hit a few new golf clubs on the way home.
|42 weeks 3 days ago||I'm pulling hard for Iowa and if Clemson||
wins ugly, then Bama would jump to No. 1 and if MSU wins, I will root so hard for Saban. . . . . WOW! I have never typed that in my entire life!
Just Go Hawkeyes!
|42 weeks 3 days ago||IBD = I'll Be Damned||
Actually, I think it's a great get for UVa. If he can bring some of his staff and get a QB not made of glass, he can do some damage as a spoiler while he builds that program.
I'm rooting for him. ND will be running out of patsies to play in the ACC.
Right now, I'm rooting for Cleveland to win their sweepstakes. That news would melt Cbus. Never happening though
|42 weeks 5 days ago||REalllyyyyy??? Not on the Oline, the secondary||
RB or TE. That team is dumpster fire. Stafford may have to retire before he's 30 due to injuries. The O Line is swiss cheese and that secondary can't cover a $1 bet.
The Lions are a joke
|43 weeks 1 day ago||This is my favorite Diary of the season BY FAR||
OP, I felt the same as you when I saw Chad's father holding him with the saddest caption I have ever read in my life. Their loss is life altering, the team's loss to OSU is a game loss.
Dead Poet's Society is one of my all-time favorite movies. I lived that life for 5 years and that movie is spot on to how the private school life is, especially those in the eastern US.
As we get older Carpe Diem seems to be harder to do, but the yearning for it is as strong as ever. My many years as a season ticket holder were glorious for the emotional roller coaster that was experienced on so many Saturdays.
I am saddened that I had to give them up two years ago, but I know I can find a ticket here and there to experience the greatest spectacle in college football. I miss the band coming on the field the most.
Thank you for the diaries all season long and I look forward to more.
|43 weeks 1 day ago||WE WON'T HAVE GLASGOW - Torn pec muscle||
lucky to have him by Spring practice. And at this point we don't a QB. We are more like State was a month ago than we were then. A running QB would be very hard for this defense to stop without our starting D line.
I'm all for playing the best, but we need our best and until we hear otherwise, we're not gonna have our QB, much less our D line.
Florida's offsense is nothing to get excited about, but Fournette could be ugly, especially if the tackling doesn't improve. I would prefer no spread option teams with overwhelming speed.
This program is still somewhat talent deficient, a NYD game against LSU would be entertaining, but Miss State or Oregon, not so much. Heck ND would be a struggle for us. They looked good against Stanford.
|43 weeks 1 day ago||MOst lower-tiered bowls have only 60-70% attendance||
anyway. Some of the more major bowls don't sell out. We all know there are too many bowls and not enough deserving teams. There should about 10 less bowl games, but then so many of these second-tier schools have nothing to play for.
Catch 22, much like top tier schools scheduling FCS teams; if they don't, those schools drop football cuz they can't afford it otherwise. Heck that $500k-600k payday keeps the athletic depts of some of these schools going.
For many of those kids, it's the only way they are going to get a college education, but it looks terrible on the big boy schedules. Might as well be a bye week.
|43 weeks 2 days ago||OSU is in full re-load mode, they won't drop off much if||
at all. Maybe not at RB, but with Urbz they won't be re-building ever. Dantonio has it rolling lately. He has a system and finds players with a chip on their shoulder and makes that chip bigger.
Dantonio is a good coach and gets his players up for big games. Losing Cook and Burbridge will be hard to fill, but Sparty will still be tough. They are NOT little brother anymore.
If our Oline doesn't improve so we can run the ball for 175 a game, we're not going 11-1 or 12-0.
I hope Taysom Hill isn't our QB. We need somone on the roster to step and be the man, someone who knows and understands what Harbaugh wants.
The road will be tough at the end of next season. The B1G needs to change the scheduling so MSU and OSU aren't both home or away in the same year.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||Team isn't soft. They are just not that good||
The talent deficiencies that everyone pointed to the last three years are proving true. We can't beat good teams yet. Give Harbaugh a couple of classes and some time.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||It was a nice season, but we're just not that good yet||
OSU is owning us AGAIN. MSU woke the sleeping giant last week. Losing to both rivals at home in the same season is painful
|43 weeks 6 days ago||If we take care of business in The Game||
and PSU can protect Hackenberg for a little while, the Lions have a chance against that swiss cheese secondary. It would be awesome to see PSU dump Dantonio and those overrated bastards in EL
If we play really well Saturday and set the table, then maybe Sparty can shit the bed like they have been threatening to do the last five weeks.
ND will get beat by Stanford. Oklahoma might have a difficult time with oSu in Bedlam, but I hope they win. I'd love to see ND or Florida have to play Baylor in a Bowl game.
I just don't get the News Year Eve thing with Bowl games, everyone is partying not watching football. I will be in Glen Arbor, MI watching football and drinking Capt Morgan.
|44 weeks 15 hours ago||Our children are why we are here on this earth||
It is beyond words the pain Jason, Tammi and the entire Carr family are feeling. I pray for your comfort and a cure for this horrible disease that took my mother also.
I have never cried so much for someone and his family whom I have never met.
|44 weeks 15 hours ago||I didn't make it very far into your words before||
I completely broke down. Thank you Seth.
Chad, rest in peace and may God hold your family close and give them strength during this horrible time.
|44 weeks 2 days ago||Simply. NO!||
If they played Notre Dame I woul root for a meteor or earthquake. But anyone else, Absolutely NOT!
|44 weeks 6 days ago||M 31, PSU 30||
seems to be the way of things. It shouldn't be that close, but weird things happen in Happy Valley. Heart says 37-17, but my head still 31-30 good guys
|45 weeks 2 days ago||Yes, the necessary scenarios for Michigan to have||
a somewhat stronger shot at getting to the playoff do exist.
BUT the middle of our defense has been exposed. The losses of Glasgow and Ojemudia are HUGE and by Playoff time, Bama will be number 1, we would get in at No. 4 and that matchup would be horrific.
I'm no 'puppy dogs and rainbows' guy, we have to face the truth, if we qualified for it we probably get curb stomped. Derrick Henry would run for 300 yards and Jake Rudock would be running for his life all night. With no running game, the Bama defense would blitz the hell out of Rudock and targeting calls wouldn't happen in the Playoffs.
It would be an epic beating like a red-headed stepchild that just burned the house down just to see if it would work.
We don't need that. I think that going to the Rose Bowl and beating Stanford would be much better for the program than going to the playoffs and losing out of the gate. I'm not saying we would be beat Stanford, but at least we would have a shot at it.
To be brutally honest, this team isn't beating Bama, not yet. It would be three times worse than the last time and uglier than when ND got shellacked by the Tide.
Heck, being realistic I don't see how we keep Elliot in check in two weeks. Winning out is going to be tough, doable, but tough. Yesterday was an eye-opener for this injured defense.
I'm not a doomsday guy, just being realistic. We're better than we thought we might be, but we're not there yet.
|49 weeks 2 days ago||Not Blake's fault. They never should have had to punt there||
anyway. Shit happens. We lost. Anyone trying to blame the loss on a young man for one play is ludicrious.
I was pissed we lost, but never conisdered Blake as the reason. There were so many other plays that were more of a problem and add them up and we got what we deserved.
|49 weeks 2 days ago||I think the little brother thing has become a curse||
Dantonio is the perfect motivator thanks to Mike Hart's big fucking mouth. they have owned us since that day. they play better in this game than any other game all year.
Now this season is just playing for pride the rankings don't matter, cuz this offense can't keep up with OSU. Rudock is a mediocre QB. His accuracy beyond 15-20 yards is horrendous. and there were no holes to run through all day. Looked like Utah again.
We're getting better, but we have a long way to go. Beating up crappy teams proves nothing.
|49 weeks 2 days ago||It's easy to tell the classy UM fans from the others||
The non classy ones still use the Little Brother bullshit. We are not big brother anymore.
|49 weeks 5 days ago||This will be decided by dollars||
The Masters folks decide when they play the tournament and it's the second week in April. The schedule is pretty tight, Spring training breaks up, the NCAA FInal Four and then The Masters.
I just can't see the University Presidents really believeing that the cupcake games the schools play in the first month of the season would better serve the schools by playing them in December and into January. If they want basketball to start after football is over then they have to wait until late January. That can't happen unless they shorten the season. No one would go for that cuz that would shrink the revenue pool.
The NCAA hasn't made a good decision in a long time except dumping the BCS. They won't move basketball, it's a huge cash cow and messing with that schedule might be suicide for that misguided governing body.
|49 weeks 5 days ago||I don't think it's boredom, it's a lack of||
intensity. I think the difference is Narduzzi. He seemed to be the fire for that defense. He lit them up and made them play on the edge of control.
Dantonio is playing a cat and mouse game with Michigan. I think his O line is healthier than he's letting on. He's holding guys out and faking injuries so Michigan will prepare for other players. The TE Price will be full strength and so will the RB Scott. I bet the O Line is much healthier than he is letting on. Not saying guys are not getting hurt on the field, but I bet they are miraculously better than they have been reporting come Saturday afternoon.
|50 weeks 6 days ago||Insider Trading in Fantasy Sports||Basically this is fixed "gambling" The NFL needs this to keep fans watching this crap.|
|51 weeks 18 hours ago||So a defensive lineman has more rushing yards||
than Abdullah. Pathetic. They will still lose.
|51 weeks 18 hours ago||The Lions are the WORST||
FUCKING organization in professional sports. Due us all a favor, Mrs. Ford and SELL the team. Worst Oline ever, horrible secondary and Lombardi is an idiot. 0-16 AGAIN!!!
|1 year 2 weeks ago||OSU will suffer the same fate as FSU did last year||
With a weak-ass schedule and not dominating everyone on their schedule, OSU will drop to 2 or 3 by playoff time and that give them just enough motivation to win easily in the playoffs and get to the championship game where they will lose. The SEC will claim dominance again and set the table for UM to rise in 2016 and shock the world.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||34-31 Harbaugh||
34-31 Harbaugh and there will be a touchdown with a trick play that no one saw coming.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Glen Lake||
enough said. Sandy Bottom lake and within two miles of the Dune Climb at Sleeping Bear Dunes. Rent a nice cottage on that lake and you and kids will think you have found heaven. The greatest tasting icecream in the world is at the Pine Cone in Glen Arbor and you a stone's throw from Lake Michigan and 30 minutes from T.C.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||PGA Tour Caddie for Top 10 player||
Work 20-15 weeks a year, be outside and possible make 500k a year. good with that
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Old Mission Peninsula is very nice, but...||
I beg to differ on "no better place to live in the Summer..." I'll see your Tarverse City and RAISE you with the North Shore of crysatal-clear Glen Lake, just 30 minutes west of Traverse City right near Sleeping Bear Dunes.
There may not be a more beautiful body of water on the planet.
I would pay off my house, my truck, buy my wife the Jeep she wants, buy my step daughters each a house, and after quiting my job in epic fashion, I would buy a home on Glen Lake with the biggest beach and watch sunsets in the summer while writing a book.
And buy four seats in the bIg House in the front of Chairback section for the rest of my life.
...And go to the Masters
|1 year 34 weeks ago||What's the difference between the NFL "kicking"||
balls and the regular ones? I know they are kept separate. I think they should narrow the posts two feet and widen the hash marks two yards each. They narrowed the hashes to make the scrimmage game more exciting. I also think PATs should be set at the 25 yard line. If so, the lions wouldn't have made the playoffs. Based on the results, that would have been better draft wise
|1 year 34 weeks ago||I don't care as long as it's a traditional QB number||
No number 98 or 22 or something. Somewhere between 5-18 is fine. I prefer they retire the Legends numbers and put them up in maize on the Blue section below the windows of the suites. That area looks bland and boring. If they displayed them right it would be impressive.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Here's an idea.||
The NFL supply the balls and don't give the teams the opportunity to doctor them. Huh!!!
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Why does the NFL inspect the balls 2 1/2 hours||
before the game and then give them back the teams. Inspect an hour before or keep someone with an eye on them until they are on the field. This isn't rocket science. Has anyone tried inflating one to 13 PSI getting a feel for it and then deflating to 10.5 and seeing the differene? I seriously it's enough to change the outcome of a game that was 45-7!!!!
|1 year 35 weeks ago||No, stupid waste of time, it didn't cause 45-7 blowout||
If Brady was 30-31 passing for 390 yads and six TDs and Luck was 5-20 for 139, maybe. Can't see that a pound or 2 of PSi would make enough difference to totally change the outcome. It's a waste of time to discuss, but wanted to get my .02 in.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||I have yet to see the movie, but at least 8 people||
in my office did and they all said it was great. The number one sentiment is that it's not so much about war footage and action, but the changes in the main character over all his tours of duty.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Michael Moore is an ass||
If he wants attention, he should make a movie of his own instead of riding the coattails of the hottest movie in a long time and then deriding the premise with what his dad said.
Moore repeats his dad's sentiments that snipers are 'cowards." But he says nothing of the suicide bombers and the children and girls and women forced to carry bombs to kill american soldiers in foreign lands.
The discussion is not political from my point of view. Michael Moore is a big mouth that hates everything that celebrates patriotism and doesn't match his agenda.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||IF the NCAA forces the 4-year scholarship thing, Saban's||
recruiting advantage goes away and the playing field is evened. This may be the most sensible thing the NCAA has done in 10 years. The main reason the SEC has such an advantage is they only do 1-year schollies. 4-year schollies will take that advantage away. Heck, Saban might retire in a couple years once he sees he can't dominate any more.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||And leaving coaching and going to Fox for studio work||
is taking the tough road???? GIMME A BREAK. JJ can suck it
|1 year 36 weeks ago||I love Jack H stacking his markers together on the table||
I can't help doing this every time I have two or three in front of me.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||It's not legal in all of Nevada||
It'a legal in Clark County, where Las Vegas is and then other places can "choose" to make it legal but it isn't legal by default in the rest of Nevada.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Absolutely SPINELESS||
Next they will put Paterno's name back on the conference Trophy. I'm sorry, but as far as I'm concerned, he knew about the abuse and Sandusky and he let it go. If they keep this up, he'll be deified again. Just Sad what this says about the victims and the system of abuse at PSU for years
|1 year 36 weeks ago||I understand Jones and others have had pressers to say||
they are returning to school. I guess it's news, so whatever. The problem I have is he tweets about "Life-changing decision" and then acts like he's surprised that the media made a big deal out of it. He's the one that made it a big deal "Life-changing" hints at a CHANGE. Staying in school is not CHANGE. He is just feeding his own ego and frankly I think he will see very little action next year if Braxton and Barnett stay in school.
In the end...whatever.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||OSU is head and shoulders above everyone else||
in the Big Ten. It's pretty much a joke.. The conference as a whole sucked, but OSU was obviously great. It certainly seems like you have to cheat to win. Just can't see how one school gets so much talent while everyone else around them flounders. MSU was good, but couldn't compete, Wisconsin has the best back in the country and gets run.
We are probably 2 years or more from competing with OSU. We don't have the size, speed or talent that Urbz has built. Right now he is the Saban of the B1G. There isn't a true challenger to OSU in the conference right now. Very sad.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Oregon's speed will suck OSU into trying to play just as fast||
and Oregon will confuse the OSU defense and that will be the difference.
It will be entertaining
|1 year 37 weeks ago||A coach can't buy a player a pizza||
how can LeBron give them a gift valued at $100 and it not be a violation. The entire team is ineligible for the bowl game. Oregon wins by default.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||I think each one helps the other so it's a||
WIN/WIN. Sustained drives by the offense and creating 3-and-outs by the defense and pinning the opposition deep with special teams.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Oregon Oregon Oregon Oregon Oregon Oregon Oregon||
Oregon. I can't make it any plainer than that.
Rooting for OSU is the equivilant of hoping for the zombie apocalypse. Makes no sense and would be the end of all that is good and clean if it happens.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||YTM just wants the $$ from Adidas||
It's all about the M (oola)
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Read Henson's post more carefully||
"He (Singletary) is not a longshot to return" That says to me that he has a good shot to return. not a longshot=short shot which translates to a good shot return.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||If Harbaugh gets Anderson from Stanford, maybe||
Durkin will end up running the D at Stanford. I can't see JH screwing over Stanford and stealing all their talent. He wouldn't do that to Shaw
|1 year 38 weeks ago||If Harbaugh takes Anderson from Stanford||
Durkin could replace Anderson at Stanford. He won't be without a job long
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Picking up that PI flag was bullshit||
the league justs wants the cowboys in the playoffs. They won't win in GB.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||As always the O Line lets them down||
It has been the weakest part of this team for over 20 years. If not for the pure awesomeness of Barry Sanders this organization would never have made a playoff game in the super bowl era.
SAME OLD LIONS
|1 year 38 weeks ago||I like the favorites in each game||
Bama - Saban's defense will confuse and smother Jones, OSU has no one to stay with Cooper
Oregon - It will be cold at the Rose Bowl, maybe wet. Duck weather. Home game
Auburn - Wisconsin is a rudderless ship
Baylor - Dantonio's defense ain't what it used to be and they can't run with baylor
Missouri - If Mizzou's head is in this game, Minnesota doesn't have a chance.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Capt. Morgan Commorative 1671||
Three shots very SMOOOOOTH!
|1 year 38 weeks ago||So let's take stock for a sec||
Dan Mullen - getting run out of the Orange Bowl
RR - got dominated by BSU for all bu the last 10 minutes
Ole Miss - DESTROYED by TCU
I think Oregon wins it all by a bunch and destroys FSU tomorrow. Too cold for those Florida boys out in Cali. Bama should take care of OSU. I see Jones choking big time
Sparty is in definite trouble against Baylor. I think Briles has a point to prove and Dantonios crew is in for ass-whoopin'
Oh and we have HARBAUGH!!!!! Who's got better than us? NOOOOOBODY!!!
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Yes, of course. Every day at work. BUT, TODAY||
and today only...I broke out the dockers khakis WITH PLEATS.
All HAIL Jim Harbaugh and GO BLUE FOREVER
|1 year 39 weeks ago||he's such a tool.||
Why are so many of the Lions idiots?
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Oops, my bad, I thought they were joining the Cavs||
Afterall they could use the help, the Pistons beat them by 20.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||AS much as I want to celebrate like everyone else||
and even though Brian has it on the Front page. When I hear it from Jim Harbaugh's lips and Hackett confirms it, THEN and only then will start dancing and celebrating.
Not being a Debbie Downer here, but there have been many last minute gafs in trying to hire Michigan coaches lately to get me to believe without hearing and seeing.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||They are Ohio State||
During The Game week they will become every creative bastardization of their name...and rightly so. For all other references, Ohio State or Fuckeyes works just fine. The Fighting Urbs is okay too.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||As long as the TPD keeps the players on field||
Jimbo will keep getting more extensions. Different world down there. Justice seems to be proportionate to two-deep.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Pretty good, we sang it also.||
Merry Christmas to all!
|1 year 39 weeks ago||I got huge glass Michigan mug with the Block M||
one one side and The Victors on the other. And my step daughter made me a home made Michigan double-sided fleece blanket, maize on one side and the block M and "Go Blue fleece ont eh other with hand tied pieces all the way around the border like a long thick fringe. It's awesome.
I gave her a Michigan shirt she wanted and a $100 gift card to lowes - she's closing on her first house in mid-January. It's a foreclosure and needs A LOT of work. There will be drywall and painting parties I'm sure.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||I agree, Legends jerseys need to just go away.||
The perfect place to honor Michigan's best is to put the name and number in Maize along the bottom section of the suites on each side of the stadium. Right now, it's just a big blue boring area that could use some major Maize lettering. I think it's the perfect place for Kramer, Harmon, Woodson and Howard and the other prominent figures in Michigan football history.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||The jerseys are on the MDen site, but the shorts are not||
I want a pair of the shorts in white and maybe blue too.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Two things||
1. I have never seen any evidence, written, or video that Harbaugh has ever been offer the UM job before. There simply is no proof. It's all speculation.
2. If Harbaugh passes on the Michigan job this time. He will NEVER get another chance. The burn scars will last a lifetime and leadership at UM will never forget what he has put the university through.
The NFL has 4-8 openinging every season. Some better than others, every year there is at least one 'great' opportunity to step in and 'win now'. Michigan on the other hand will not come around again for him. It's now or never. So if Harbaugh really 'wants' to coach Michigan at some point, that point is now. Should make the decsion a little easier.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||where are all the great players that Beilein is bringing||
in? Oh yeah they all went to the NBA. Can we have nice things? Please?
|1 year 40 weeks ago||I think Harbaugh can be as good as Urbz or maybe Saban||
but he has to come here first. Despite all the news, it's still 50/50. That's kinda scary. I just hope we have Miles in our back pocket. My optimism has dropped somewhat from 65% to 55%
|1 year 40 weeks ago||There simply is no leader on this team||
there is no 'go-to' guy. If you are going to have an outside shooting team, you have to have some inside threat to open that up. They don't really have an inside or outside threat right now. It's gonna be a long season.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||1484, the problem with your plan is no one will buy||
season tickets and the stadium will be half empty and you'll be run out of town on a rail. Please for the sake of all that is riteous and holy, back away from the keyboard and go to bed. That's what I am going to do.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||The vast majority of non-Michigan people I know||
are Sparty fans or NFL fans. The theme among them is common, Michigan has sucked for a long time and needs a great coach to turn it around, but think Harbaugh will stay in the NFL.
FWIW Michigan fans seem to think he's coming or it's 50/50; NFL fans or those within the ranks say 50/50 at best but probably staying in NFL.
Translation: None of us know squat. Jim Harbaugh has to decide with his family what is most important and best choice for him and those closest to him. A Lombardi Trophy may be the biggest draw, but it seems, based on Harbaugh's comments and actions over the years that his heart wants to be the savior of the program as Bo was and put Michigan back at the top of college football.
I think winning the Super Bowl would be easier for him to do in the right place, than winning a NC in college football, given the inequity of how the game is governed across the country.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||MeanJoe - JUST STOP||
That horrendous cat gif is beyond old. Get some new material or just go away.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Carpe Diem Jim||
|1 year 40 weeks ago||There will be no new news until at least Sunday||
I think JH goes silent until after the game Sat. night and then makes an announcement on the Tuesday the 23rd. One way or the other we'll know who the coach will be by Christmas. If JH says no, Miles WILL say yes. He's Hackett's safety net option. But I think JH says yes.
I'm not drinking, but am going to bed.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Durkin is currently the interim||
head coach of Florida for the bowl game. He is refuting reports that he is taking the DC job at Texas A&M. IF JH is coming I hope Durkin makes no decisions on his own future until Jim calls.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Great article.||
I can see JH doing all those things. What's better, I know Bo did some of those things as well. Bo was famous for making his ofense repeat the exact same play near the goal line because he didn't like the way the line blocked, he would have them run until they got it right (scoring).
God, I hpe he says yes. We need this man in charge of this football program. He will bring life back to a lifeless program. (subtlety inferred)
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Is there any truth to bit about him leaving for the NFL||
after one year with no penalty? That is ludicruous to me. If it was true (doubtful) then what's the point? Can't see him coming here for one year just to leave to go to the NFL.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Michigan made a huge "All-In" offer a one-timer||
There will be no negotiating on this one. It's either yes or no. If it's no, I hope the door closes for good and we never start down this road again with him. There has been too much pining, begging and pleading. I wish the numbers had never been released. I wanted JH to either say yes or no and then let the info out.
Now there's this fingerpointing at Michigan for going all Alabama to get Harbaugh and get back to winning. I just don't see Michigan sacrificing its values to win at football. Schissel says they wouldn't. I hope aside from huge money, UM doesn't turn its head just to win football games.
That being said, I want JH if he wants to come here, not just because the money is the biggest.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||If we end up Schiano or some middling coach||
I will probably be more angry at Harbaugh, even though it's displaced anger. It will be final proof that the Michigan job is just not that desirable anymore.
At this point in time, OSU is the flagship of the B1G, Michigan is a secondary afterthought as a program at this point. If we don't get a top tier coach and start winning soon, we'll disappear from the landscape.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Cowherd is backing down on raking Michigan||
over the coals. He says they realize they have to get with the times and he applauds them for that, it's just how things are in CFB today.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||If he turns us down now, then he never wanted||
to be the Michigan coach and should have said so a long time ago. He won't be the villian, but I don't ever want to hear his name associated with the Michigan job ever again. I wish people would just be honest and not string people again. It's like the hot girl that goes out with you because you take to her to nice restaurants and entertaining things, but never really has a lot of 'real' interest in you. (at least that's how I remember it - I'm 50 and married now. Dating back in the day sucked).
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Cowherd says we're trying to be Alabama||
When he talks about Alabama and what a dynasty it is, it's a great thing. When Michigan wants a part of that kind of success, it's trolling for hos on a back alley.
If Harbaugh says no, we're gonna get villified in the media. So IF we have to go to Plan B, I hope that Plan B guy just owns the B1G.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||I heard Cowherd and Schefter this morning||
both seem angry about this. Cowherd is calling us the rich guy that just wants what he wants. He talked about the private jets for recruiting,no buyout, Harbaugh can leave after a year, bringing in JUCOs.
Schefter sounded just plain angry that UM made an offer that may take Harbaugh out of the the NFL. (I know he's an NFL guy). Schefter seems to be the one about spreading the private planes thing and Cowherd is pushing the JUCO thing.
The backlash is surprising from one perspective, that Michigan is giving up its pristine stance on academics to join the 'arms' race for college football success. It's like we exposed the seedy underbelly of sports by trying to get the guy we want.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Still a great article||
This fanbase, blog and the city of AA will completely implode if Harbaugh says no.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Mullen has had one good year, how on earth||
does that make him better than Miles? Miles has a better record than anyone sans Saban in the SEC. Miles is the clear Plan B. Stoops isn't leaving Norman.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||All this article really says is the author knows||
they don't really "recruit" in college. It's an opinion piece and that's fine, it leans toward the NFL and that's fine as well.
What is leaves out is validity related to a coach that may enjoy the challenge of rebuilding his alma mater and a roster that turns over 15-20% every year and prima donna millionaires are not there to tune out your message as coach.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Hackett went All-In on JH||
and now it's Jim's turn to make a play. He can say yes and everyone outside of the NFL is happy. He can say no and at least every UM fan and Hackett knows he gave it his best shot and he goes to Plan B and better get that one or we look as bad as Wisconsin.
Even though today's reality is lawyers and agents making all the decisions, I like to think Jim sits down with family and explains the options and they make the decision with everyone's input. This is more than just him, he is a family man so they are very important.
He probably hates having the numbers out there before he makes the decision, but it really comes down to college=recruitingand 24/7 football; or the NFL=coaching and some personel decisions but more time at home than in college.
We will know in about 11-13 days.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Creating a Thread based on a feeling and entitling||
as such is bad form. You are a very bad man.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Hopefully CBS5 out west is not the same station||
that announced the names of the flight crew on that Kroean air liner that crashed in San Fran. If so, this is all bunk. "We Too Low", "Bing Dang Ow", "Ho Lee Fuk" etc.
Hopefully they didn't get the numbers from some intern.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Schefter admitted "Harbaugh is considering Michigan"||
that is all. I guess at this point, that is all it is. Difference is now that everyone is admitting he is thinking about it. Apparently it took a big $$$ deal announcement to get the Mothership talking about it.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Title very misleading||
Harbaugh not on ESPN. Story is, but ESPN thinks the Jimmah taking Cutler's job is bigger
Jimmah = Manziel. ZEROS!
|1 year 40 weeks ago||The only owner in the NFL that would touch that||
would probably be Jerry Jones. With the Cowboys in the thick of the NFC race, he's probably not thinking about Harbaugh.
I just don't see anyone offering up a number like that in the NFL unless they tie in the two jobs HC/GM then $8M+/yr is is more doable. But owners in the NFL are pretty stingy.
EDIT: Not that they don't spend money, but they sure seem to keep a firm grasp on what they have.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||If JH rejects THAT offer then he really doesn't want||
to ever come back to Michigan. Of course, if he was to reject it, what would Hackett do? That would be the biggest swing and miss ever.
The NFL will always be there. I think this is a now or never proposition from the Michigan side.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Many will scoff at Michigan for making such a huge offer||
Obviously Michigan doesn't want to get outbid. I'm a little uncomfortable with those numbers, but if the base is 5-6M and the major donors make up the difference, for some reason it's more palatable. It makes no sense except that we're raising the bar for the profession and you know someone in the SEC will eclipse it shortly.
I can also see Dantonio & co. mocking us for proving our "arrogance" by over-paying.
I can't explain it, but 8 years at 49M seemed about right to me.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||As much as I dislike Saban, Kiffin and the SEC||
I cannot root for Urbs and the OSU. I once rooted for OSU and it was the year they played Miami (YTM) for the National Championship. It was like rolling in the gutter and then falling into a pile dog shit and then using a muddy cow pasture to bathe in.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||When it's all over and IF we get Harbaugh||
Bacon can write another book and call it "Three weeks and..."
|1 year 40 weeks ago||So Pelini won't be firing Tressel||
|1 year 40 weeks ago||The only two that AREN'T talking are Hackett and Harbaugh||
Coincidence? I think not. Good sign in my book.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||As long as the AD doesn't get them some special financing||
rate, I'm good with it.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Harbaugh is not denying interest. He is not denying||
or rejecting anything. That is in our favor. If he wasn't interested, he would just say so and let the NFL fight it out.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Great article||
After reading that, I almost can't see any way Jimmy doesn't come to Michigan.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||SF version of Drew Sharp||
so we're not the only ones.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||since either the NFL side or Michigan can pay JH||
whatever he really wants, it all seems to come down to whether or not Jim Harbaugh wants to go through all the recruiting work that is required of a college coach. That seems to be the biggest difference here.
In the NFL, there is drafting, trading and free agents, but recruiting makes the college job almost 24/7 and a lot schmoozing with kids and parents. So really what would Jim H rather do? If he just wants to coach and get paid...stay in the NFL. If he wants/likes recruiting and resurrecting his alma mater, then come back to Michigan.
The suspense is killing me. My biggest fear is we don't seem to have a plan B. If Harbaugh stays in the NFL what the hell will we do then?
There were rumors yesterday of The raiders possibly moving to San Antonio and the Rams going to LA. That might help us in the decision process for Jim H.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||I seem to remember Richrod having issues with Luck||
at WVU. He made promises of better facilities and things for the football program and renegged and that's one of the reasons RR left for Michigan. Don't know much about the guy, but RR's description made him sound a little two-faced.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Urban Meyer||
He's a QB guy
|1 year 40 weeks ago||with prospects of the teams drafting QBs||
it's probably a good decision. The Jets, Raiders, Bears, Titans, Houston, Buffalo, so many teams need QBs and hey all suck offensively.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||That says it all - Sarah Harbaugh is defintely NOT||
someone who would keep her man from leaving the left coast. We're halfway there.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||boo,||
just boo epic fail;
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Is the Chryst to Wisky thing a done deal yet?||
Alvarez kept denying it and then it just went away.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||The latest is Florida hiring Miss. State's DC to the same||
position. So Durkin is looking for a job so that bit may work out. I'd love to see DJ Durkin as DC. Of course we need to not put the cart before the horse.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Wait a sec, I'm recovering from a ruptured appendix on 11/30||
and still on a special antibiotic for like three more days, until that is completely out of my system I can't drink any alcohol. I need Jim to wait about a week to announce he is coming to Michigan.
By the way, a ruptured appendix is a very painful slow recovery process. I thought I'd go back to work this week, don't think it's gonna happen. Harbaugh coming home will make it less painful though.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||I watched the piece on Rich Eisen's show||
there wasn't anything earth-shattering or radically different than anything we have already heard, but Rich asked Desmond directly about JH going back to AA and he said as a coach who wouldn't weant to go back a rebuild their alma mater to what it should be. They both hinted that that is what they would prefer JH do. Since Rich is an "NFL" guy of sorts, this the first one to lean that way.
All the silence out of AA and the slealth-like way that Hackett is handling this search, gives themedia nothing so they are making shit up, like Jay Gruden and Cutcliffe.
I'm looking forward to Harbaugh and Hackett announcing the truth so all the spculation and background laughter can end.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Who the F*#@ cares what Gil Brant has to say?||
What is his connection to anything Michigan related?
Until Harbaugh comes out and says "no" in a presser or "I will not be the next coach at Michigan", I'm believing it's possible.
Miles should be plan B and after that...threshold of Hell!
Everything else is just noise. Some of it my be spun by Michigan to get the heat off Harbaugh; some of it may be coaches trying to throw their own hat in the ring (Gruden)
I seriously doubt Michigan would offer Cutcliffe the job until after JH and Miles have said no. Since neither has done that. Brant is full of shit
|1 year 41 weeks ago||I would hope this has happened.||
If not, and Cutcliffe or other middling coach is the next step after Harbaugh, what are we doing? Les Miles is a quality coach with a high winning pct in the toughestconference in football. He's the second-best coach in the SEC.
Yes, Miles has gray-shirted a few players and is somewhat goofy, but he's a very good coach and would be a great plan B, if Harbaugh for some crazy reason says no.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||So, if Harbaugh is a no, then UM is grasping at NFL straws?||
Jay Gruden doesn't inspire any confidence especially since the Redskins are SOOOOO bad.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||On NFL Insiders, they discussed Harbaugh's future||
and Adam Schefter, a Michigan guy, said he's not going to Michigan. The Raiders is the most likely landing spot.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||The reason there is so very little movement on this||
is because both Hackett and Jim Harbaugh are stand-up guys fufilling the committments they agreed to. Once the 49ers season is over there will be swift decernible action taken and an announcement will be made shortly thereafter.
The silence from both sides on this issue tells me they have a deal in place that will be executed once it can be legally and ethically.
If there is some stroke of incredibly bad luck on this, then and only then will Hackett contact Miles.
I say there will be an announcement between Dec. 29 and Jan. 2
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Sam seems to enjoy throwing evryone off the||
trail and keeping his picks open. I Schiano emded up bein the next head coach, doom will ensue in AA and he knows it.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Don't forget that LC was theone that recommmended||
Rich Rodriguez for the job and then gave out transfer papers like Candy.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Hoke should resign now to save the program from the||
in-fighting. Admit he didn't do what he set out to do, wish the program the best and walk off into the sunset.
If he somewhow stayed/retained, the only ones on his side would be the players and the LC loyalists.
The suites would be unsold and the staium woul 60% full. The AD can't let that happen.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||With the collapse the last two weeks and back-to-back||
3-5 seasons in the B1G, no one this planet can make a convincing case to keep Hoke. And they shouldn't even try.
The simple fact is the stadium has to be full on home game Saturdays and it hasn't been since Minnesota.
The most painful stat of the day came early on. OSU led the nation in attendance avg 108,000+. That FACT say all you need to know about Hoke's future.
They call it the Big House for a reason. If they didn't want it filled every week, they'd call it the "Big Hole". Hoke's done no matter what.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||This looks like OSU is playing a practice squad.||
This cvould get outta hand very early. Sad that Griese says the best thing to do is keep the ball out of Gardner's hands.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||The only eventful thing over the next four days will||
be OSU's decisive victory over Michigan. Urbs needs to dominate this game to have a chance to pass TCU after their big win at Texas.
Michigan loses handily, that's it. The 'evaluation' will happen over the next few weeks and Hoke will be let go some time after Christmas, most likely around the time the 49ers wrap up their season. LEaving Hoke in place until the NFL season ends, will keepo the media off Harbaugh's back about the job and that simply enhances the acceptance of the job by Harbaugh.
Hackett needs to handle this smoothly and the only way to do this is to let the 49ers do what they are going to do with Harbaugh first.
Harbaugh will be announced as the next coach at Michigan just after the New Year. If he doesn't really want it, Les Miles will be announced as the next head coach shortly after New Years.
Michigan has to announce a big name coach as their choice or Season Tickets will take another big dip and the suites go unsold and revenue takes to big of a hit. Hackett and his successor cannot allow that to happen.
A new AD will be announced after the CoFoPo has ended. Jeff Long will be announced as the permanent AD sometime in January.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||It seems the success of an AD at Michigan is almost||
completely tied to the "right" hire of the next football coach. The last two would be considered failures on that premise alone. Hackett is most likely here to stabilize the AD and take care of the removal and hiring of the next football coach. If he get Harbaugh or Miles, and doesn't destroy the gameday experience or even make it worse than it is, everything will be OK. I hope he is here long enough to get the college football plaoff over this year and then Long can take over. And Hackett brings in Harbaugh at best and Miles at worst. Then all should be okay. Getting rid of the piped in music and lowering concession prices would be icing on the cake.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Saying that the "per game" price for a ticket not changing||
is not the same as saying that season ticket prices did not go up. Since MSU and OSU are at home and they will designate at least one other game as "premium" there will be three games or more at $95 per ticket, The overall cost could be higher but the face value of each ticket may not change. In reality, they cannot raises proce considering the crapfest on the field this year. There is nothing to show it will be better next season at this point.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||DB poisoned the fanbase's mind so bad about the AD||
and the gameday experience, that anything associated with it must be bad. On the surface Hackett seems fine, but if the next coach is another MAC level .500 coach, then the torches and pitchforks will be in full view. That wouldn't be the way to keep or get more season ticket holders
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Maybe all this is a dual smokescreen||
Give the impression that Hackett is permanent long enuogh to get through the CoFoPo and then get Jeff Long after it's over. It keeps the media off his back so he doesn't distract from the playoff hype........And maybe keeping Hoke around until SF is done playing football is a smokescreen to keep the media dogs off Harbaugh until his season is done. All this maybe a well-orchestrated plan to keep the dogs off the trail until UM wants them to find the trail.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||My reference to the MBB program has nothing to do||
with winning and it's trendline. It has everything to do with supporting the Ath dept financially. Look that the numbers at UM or anywhere, if the football program isn't successful, then the ath dept loses money or at least isn't self-sustainable. There's no point to having a 110k seat stadium if you're going to hire a MAC level coach and go 8-4 every year. Just graduating all your players will not fill that stadium. Havin a CEO that focuses on the bottom line only won't fill that stadium either.....with today's options the average fans that buy many of the tickets can always stay home and watch the games for free (or a lot less) than going to the games, it's a trend around the country.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||That job is not just about raising cash||
There is another factor that Brandon ignored and that is the regular fanbase. They spend a lot of money toward the program too. Hackett talked about student fans being satisfied and students in general. Problem is the other 90k seats aren't students. They are working peoplel and alumni and if they don't like the atmosphere they will stop coming, especially for 7-5, 8-4 teams every year. You're not gonna sell $88,000 suites for 8-4 teams every year. And middling coaches like Hoke won't get to the conference championship or the national championship.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||This ath. dept needs a seasoned AD to run it||
The corporate atmosphere that has hung over the stadium, the gameday experience and the ath dept the lat 3 years has hurt donations and season ticket sales. No matter how you look at it, the football program and those 110k seats is the engine that drives the bus of the ath dept. If they don't get the right coach, there won't be butts in the seats and heads will roll. No matter how much Pres. Schiss wants a "balance" b/w athletics and academics, the football program is king and it is the source of the revenue. The MBB program may hold it's own but it's not funding the rest of the athletic dept. Neither is it gonna fund the $$ the ath. dept gives back to the University every year. If Hackett is permanent (don't believe it) then he better score Harbaugh or it will not go well for him or the ath dept.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Win at least 78% of all games, beating OSU at least 50%||
and MSU 75-80% and winning the B1G 60-75% and compete for natl championship one of evry 3-4 years. Graduate 90% players and no scandal or NCAA issues.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Hiring Schiano or another MAC level or unknown||
with no proven track record at a high level program doesn't make us ND, we become Purdue.
This program is sliding down a razor thin rail, teetering on the edge of oblivion. Get this hire wrong and that beloved Big House we are so enamored with will be 70-75% full and that's it. The Suites go unsold and donors start to withdraw.
If all that happens, the AD whoever he is won't be the only one looking over his shoulder.
Michigan has to get this right. And right is Jim Harbaugh. Les Miles is a second option and stealing Bob Stoops or Gary Patterson is after that. Beyond that...we are Purdue. Schiano would doom this program a level of irrelevancy unlike anything ever seen in this state.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Barrett will be throwing into single coverage down||
the sidelines all day. Receivers will be open everywhere. We'll be playing 10-yd cushions and still get beat deep. OUr secondary is by far the weakest part of the defense and the passing game is their strongest.
Our receivers get no separation on anyone. Garder would have to play the game of his life. Problem is, he did that last year and we still lost. This team is much worse than last year AND the game is at the Shoe.
There will be no miracles on Saturday. I am just praying for a real AD very soon and Jim Harbaugh at the podium explaining how he will rebuild this program.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||This team can muster only one TD against Maryland,||
10 points on NW and 20-something against Indiana and the spread is 20 points? If I were in Vegas I would bet a paycheck on OSU. With OSU needing to prove something to the committee after the Indiana game and a serious chance that they won'e be winning by much in the conference title game, this is their one chance to prove the their muscle.
I bet they go for the kill early and often and try to score 50. Our offense is so anemic and Funchess acts like he just doesn't care, I can't see this team scoring more than 17, more likely 13.
My guess is 48-13. Worse if Gardner gets hurt early.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||I agree with the article as well||
I have no issue with Hackett handling the evaluation of Hoke and the program at the end of the season. But the thought that a top tier coach may not want to come here with no permanent AD in place and a president that doesn't seem see the importance of the football program to the livelihood of the Athleticv Dept and popularity of the university.
If I thought Schissel was going to be choosing the next head coach I would be very worried. At this point, I am mildly concerned about the next AD. I hope and pray that Hackett sees that the atheltic dept and especially the football program are going "All-in" on this hire of the next football coach.
Get this one right and Michigan can return to it's former and rightful place as one of the top programs in the country. Get it wrong, go for the underachiever again, go for the non-marquee choice and this program could wither away and have to cancel the PSD program because no one will pay $2000-$4000 a season to watch mediocre Purdue-like football in a half empty stadium every week.
Hackett better be playing his cards very close to the vest and have two aces up his sleeve, one is Jim Harbaugh or Les Miles and the other is a Jeff Long or Brad Bates type AD. Someone who has made a creer out of being an AD and understands the athletic side and fan side as much as the money side.
These two hires will define this program for the next decade and beyond.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Heck, Jon Jansen and Brandy said Hoke deserved to stay||
all this week. Sam and Ira are trying to preserve their connections. Sam has been unbelieveable for at least a month. Anyone connected to Hoke has had his back all season. Nice guy but so in over his head in this job.
At least now, no one can claim he should stay. It has to end now.
The only question is, can Hackett get Jim to say yes. IF not, Les better be coming or we are officially Purdue.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Heck, Jon Jansen and Brandy said Hoke deserved to stay||
all this week. Sam and Ira are trying to preserve their connections. Sam has been unbelieveable for at least a month. Anyone connected to Hoke has had his back all season. Nice guy but so in over his head in this job.
At least now, no one can claim he should stay. It has to end now.
The only question is, can Hackett get Jim to say yes. IF not, Les better be coming or we are officially Purdue.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||I haven't enjoyed watching this team play since Minnesota.||
I have wanted Hoke gone since ND and have rooted in my heart for them to win, but always in the back of my mind wanting whatever was needed for Brandon first to go and then Hoke. Now it is guaranteed.
I have watched every minute of every game this season and I will watch the OSU game. I will root for Michigan and hate OSU as I always have my entire life.
But now I feel badly for Brady Hoke for one reason only; this was his dream job and now he knows as we all have believed, that he just isn't good enough to handle it.
Brady, be classy and resign with dignity before OSU and get the players to fight for you one last time and BEAT OHIO STATE.
Go Blue Forever!
|1 year 44 weeks ago||He may be a terrible head coach here||
but Hoke is a gentleman and a classy guy.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Do you think there is a chance Hoke resigns after the OSU||
game and before jan 1 out of respect for the program and as a thank you to the university for giving him the dream job he always wanted, but not taking the extra $1M cuz he knows he doesn't serve it.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||firing him now does relatively nothing||
It would satisfy those of us that know it's going to happen anyway and we don't have to question it and wait for it. But it's really a moot point now. Firing Hoke now will only force the media to start asking Harbaugh and Miles questions which we don't need.
Whether Hoke is on the sidelines next week or not, the outcome will be the same a pretty embarassing loss. What does Hoke actually bring to the game? Nuss and GM run the O and D. Hoke stands on the sidelines and claps. Having him there will get Spielman to attempt to wax poetic about what Michigan used to be and what they should be.
As much as I have railed against Hoke all season and screamed through text for him to be fired, I just want to say, thanks for trying and never throwing anyone else under the bus. And thanks for losing with enough class to not embarass the university by blaming others.
Brady, please go quietly and after the OSU game, accept responsibility for not being a good enough coach for this university and this program and tell us that your grateful for the opportunity and walk away quietly.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||If Okie State doesn't get to a bowl game and fires Gundy||
before we fire Hoke/hire Harbaugh/Miles, things could get very interesting. If they fire Gundy after a losing season and would crazily go hard after Miles to come back and save the day in Stillwater (giving him the keys to the kingdom and all the money he would want); and if we couldn;t get Harbaugh - oh NOES we would be in a pickle.......I would think we can get Harbaugh and will, but if we don't and wait until after Jan. 1 to fire Hoke, Miles could be gone and it could be another search from hell. All the more reason to give Jim H whatever he wants/needs.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||I think we should all chill. After the last 7 years||
Hackett and Schiss know better than to reach for a "maybe" coach. Harbaugh, Miles, or ummmm.....
|1 year 44 weeks ago||When I still had seats (gave them up after last season)||
the PSD for the season for two tickets was $875. Seats were on the 33 yard line on the visitors side, row 33. Seven home games in 2013, so the PSD per seat per game was $62.50. With three "premium games at $95 face value per seat, the average price per ticket per week was $83.57 per ticket, plu7s the $62.50 PSD per seat per game that adds up to an average total $146.07 per ticket per game or $392.14 per game, not counting parking or concessions....THAT is why I gave them up. My family had seats in that stadium since 1956.....It was such a hard decision. My seats were four seats in from the aisle and the other side of the aisle, the prices were much higher. I sat next to a doctor who had the four seats next to me toward the aisle and he was giving up his as well. The cost is just not worth.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||He lost late in 4th qtr of ND game||
When UM had 4th & 10 from ND 26 and he chose to go for it instead of kicking the FG and preserving the shutout streak. His lack of knowledge of the record and stubbornness to try to prove a point made it clear he was not the right man to lead this program. When Gardner was sacked I said "that's it! You need to be fired!"
|1 year 44 weeks ago||I think a DL coaching position would be best for him||
he is best suited as a position coach, the HC thing just seems too much for him. I would hate to see him go to EMU, that seems to be where college coaches go to die. Maybe another MAC school or back to the West Coast. I'm sure someone in the WAC or somewhere will be looking for a coach. He might be best served to take a year off and collect his thoughts and plans
|1 year 44 weeks ago||The Lions could certainly use another receiver||
and another RB and a middle linebacker, and a safety. Holy Shit the Lions need help. They are hanging on by a thread.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||So, if Mrs. H says no to leaving the Bay ara and JH and the||
49ers part ways, then Jim has to take the Raiders job or coach H.S. football? I doubt it. Whatever Rapapport's sources are, I just can't believe that one. If Jim and the niners split, then the options are whatever team he wants in the NFL that has an opening or MIchigan.
I don't see him going to another college program. He wouldn't go to the Raiders. That is the worst place in the NFL. If Michigan is a dumpster fire, then Oakland is a forest fire with 40 mph winds and one galss of water.
It would seem that Harbaugh's style doesn't lend itself to the NFL for long stretches, may 1-2 years. He seems built for college coaching and his best destiny is Michigan (I'm only slightly biased here). If the timing and $$ are right I think Jim AND Mrs Harbaugh move to AA and restore Michigan to the glory that is only a memory now.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||AsDumpster Fires go, the UM football program||
certainly qualifies. To be ranked number one, might be reaching. I think Forde is somewhat of a self-important blowhard, but who in today's opinion over news 'journalism' isn't?
Michigan gets ranked number one because of the qualifty of the program and univeristy over its vast histtory and its tradition as a program that is usually far-removed from the negative spot light.
But, in this season crisis, mis-steps, mis-speaks, dumbass moves by the former AD and a coach that has self-admittedly been not fully aware, the combination of being a crapfest on the field enough off the field issues to make Bo roll over in his grave, Forde is generally correct.
Based on the group of five that he lists, we are more likely third rather than first, not sure how the UNC mess doesn't garner a higher ranking, but whatever. No matter how you look at it, Michigan is a dumpster fire right now and the only thing that can put it out is hiring the right AD and JIm Harbaugh as the coach. It would get the media to leave us alone and those two men, will put the house in order, get the program on the right track and return this program and family back to the unified stronghold that it was as the winningest college football program in the nation.
If the weather is bad Saturday, the negatives might continue as there could be a lot of empty seats for senior day. That wouldn't help.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||For the MIllionith time, Mrs Harbaugh has NEVER been quoted||
anywhere saying she wants to stay in the bay area. Show me proof. It was a made up reason why he took the SF job, so they wouldn't have to leave the bay area. Despondent UM fans make up reasons why things do go their way. Harbaugh most likely didn't come here last time because he was never approached by Brandon not because she didn't want to move to Michigan.
Just like why Miles didn't come here the first or second time. He was never offered the job.
God the internet is sooo full of crap
|1 year 45 weeks ago||I miss when Michigan football was good and exciting||
The thrill just before each game started. Being in your seat when the band comes on the field and yelling so loud when the Drum Major removed his hat and bent over backwards and touched his head on the turf tnat you lost your voice and the game hadn't even started yet. You knew, you felt it, you just fucking knew Michigan was going to triumph that day.
It has been so long since I have felt that way and all I want is Michigan to be Michigan again!
Goddamit we need Jim Harbaugh!
|1 year 45 weeks ago||I think he might stay 7 years or more||
get the program back to an elite status, groom a successor and give a try in the NFL again, if he really had a desire to do that. I could also see him staying for 10-12 years and retire as the winningest coach in Michigan history.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||I'm guessing the Harbaugh part. The 45 days part||
is probably fairly accurate. There are several here that think that JH wouldn't leave the NFL. I can't see him staying in the NFL for the exact same reason Brandon hired Hoke. He has to be the biggest ego in the room and he can't do that in the NFL. Too many divas.
Harbaugh would have the upper hand in a college lockerroom and the kids, being somewhat naive and inexperienced at big boy life would soak up everything he says like a sponge. Especially when he starts putting multiple players into the NFL like we used to in the good old days.
Just bring him here. It will get better quickly.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||I vote for Upton, soccer puts me to sleep||
|1 year 45 weeks ago||1. Michigan Football||
2. Michigan Basketball.....3, Lions.......4. Red Wings........5. Tigers......6. Repeat all
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Since I gave up my tickets after last season, knowing||
the schedule and the futility already displayed, I would probably find other things to do when the game is played, record it and wtach it after wards ONLY if it turned out to be good. Wasting 3+ hours on a Saturday to watch this unwatchable crapfest against next season would qualify as the definition of insanity....To say that no president would let this top tier program slip into medicrity... Ummm, it's already there. But Schiss would have a lot to answer for if he kept Hoke and came out and said that graduation rates and changing the tide of the power that college football has over universities by de-emphasizing the results on the field would be his kiss of death to his presidency. (Not saying that is his plan at all). Having a productive and winning football program is doable, see ND lately and Stanford.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||I think at least half of these CC posts are designed to make||
us react violently. Tony Dungy, Joh nGruden, Brian Billick and pretty much any other ex-NFL coach in the broadcasting medium is not going to come out of the booth to start recruiting all the time when they aren't like coaching actual games. And I don't want them. Just cuz they are household names in the NFL doesn't mean they would make great college head coaches. Just sayin'
|1 year 45 weeks ago||OP, I agree that other NFL opportunities are the biggest||
threat to get Jimmy H. I think that Chicago would be the No. 1 threat, Miami second, NY is doubtful and Oakland is a definite no. Several people have asserted that Mrs. H wants to stay in the Bay area. I have yet to ever read a quote or anything attributed directly to either Harbaugh that they have said that. It's an assumption based Stanford>>>SF. That's about all.......I think if Michigan handles thing correctly and behind the scenes, I think he'll be here starting early in Jan. 2015. I'd be okay with Stoops, but I would be equally okay with Miles, because he just wins the in the toughest division in the toughest conference.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Thank you for posting this||
I have been saying for weeks that Miles should be the No. 2 choice for this program and almost everyone says MUllen is No. 2 and Miles is a last resort. Heck how can anyone deny that Miles is the second best coach in the SEC which would make him probably No. 1 or 2 in the B1G. If we don't get harbaugh, Miles should be target No. 2. Mullen is having a fgreat year, but so is his QB. That seems very directly related to Mullen's success. If MSU gets thumped by Bama this week, that will die down in a hurry......I stil think Todd Graham would be a great Tier Two choice.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||In a word...NO!||
There is too much...ummm...casual-ness with this team. No sense of urgency, no win-at-all-costs, no killer instintc. Theam emulates their boss, even keeled calmness. Football is a violent game, a passionate game one that requires raw emotion, anger, passion and attitude that borders on going over the edge on every play.
Hoke may brings a sense of tranquilty that keeps the kids 'happier', but there isn't a desire to be the BEST.
Now all that is looking at it from the outside, but they just seem flat too much of the time. This program needs a shock to it's system, a somewhat volatile personality to jump start this team. We have to get to the same emotional level that MSU and OSU get to, but in every game.
We need a personality like Jim Harbaugh. So....No. to answer your question.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Ahhh, his opinion. I don't get the feeling he knows||
anything about what Harbaugh wants or thinks. I like his assessment of the players though, thought that was spot on. Harbaugh has always gone to his own beat. And that beat may have him steppin' into AA.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Per usual, we will get their best performance||
of the season. Maryland isn't really good, but they shine occaionally and they make less mistakes than we do. Also their Special teams is obviously better 11-11 (what a concept). It will be more like the NW game with maybe a little more offense.. The announcement will say 103,000+ but the truth might be 95-98,000 depending on the weather.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||I appreciate his opinion and point of reference. I||
completely understand his pleas for positivity, but said it himself, even he can't explain the downward slide of the program. The main job of the coach is to graduate his players and win games. The latter is the main reason they get paid so much. No one is paying Nick Saban to graduate players.....Sometimes you have to call something exactly what it is, and this was not the right pick at the right time. Maybe after another stop or two where he learns to develop players and win with an attitude, Hoke could have been successful at a program like Michigan, but not...now.....Anything else is lipstick on a pig...it's still a pig.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Let's just not talk about bowl games until we actually||
win enough games to go. Nothing with this team is a certainty except mediocrity