"He's a hard worker, and he watched me and Tim (Hardaway Jr.) and Nik (Stauksas) put work in to become (first-round picks), and I'm just happy he's getting better," Burke said. "It's great for the program, too. It shows what type of program the University of Michigan is and the direction it continues to go in."
|1 week 1 day ago||Middle school||
Many of the athletes who will participate in these games are not even in middle school yet.
|17 weeks 23 hours ago||Getting||
Geting Canisius to the tournament is in itself worth 5 wins. That puts him at 20-8.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||I just have one thing to say...||
WIN THE GAME
|20 weeks 5 days ago||In Chicago...||
In Chicago, we call that the Belmont Transfer.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||I enjoyed||
I enjoyed your subtle sarcasm. I hope others do as well.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Zimbabwe||
Zimbabwe dollars and we have a deal.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||Thad is Thad :(||
|23 weeks 6 days ago||I heard||
I heard it's a shaky place to live these days.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||That's like||
That's like comparing that one guy that cut in front of you in line three years ago to Hitler.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||Yes.||
Yes, in Columbus. Thanks, Big Ten!
|25 weeks 5 days ago||Work||
|26 weeks 23 hours ago||4!?||
I think 24 threads might be overkill.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Ohio State||
You should add Ohio State to your winnable games list.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||11||
Did you forget about 2011 or are you looking for exactly 10 wins?
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Update||
The Cynic Ale was good, and this Obsidian Stout is fantastic. I highly recommend this to my fellow MGoBloggers.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||Deschutes, Surely||
I will be enjoying a can of Surly Cynic Ale followed by an Obsidian Stout by Deschutes.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||Correction||
He made appearances in six games in 2012 but none in 2013. That's not a good sign for him.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||Richardson?||
My guess is Terry Richardson. He hasn't seen the field yet since he hasn't put on weight. I could see him leaving for a smaller program.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||BleacherReport||
You're really posting something from BleacherReport? Really?
|27 weeks 3 days ago||Northwestern||
Don't overlook Northwestern. I bet Fitzgerald will have them competing for the West most years.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||Depends||
In odd years, yes. In even years, no way.
|30 weeks 5 days ago||Ah.||
I was going to say that this is nice since now we can distinguish between the two. I didn't realize Illinois changed the name as well. They should change it back while they have the chance.
|31 weeks 3 days ago||Cool.||
This is a great idea. I'm surprised it took this long to get an analogous basketball banner.
|33 weeks 23 hours ago||Bad hire.||
Tough gain for USC.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||Your face.||
Your face is funny.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||michimoby||
|33 weeks 5 days ago||Awesome.||
This is just awesome. Many man tears will be shed.
|34 weeks 4 days ago||May I?||
May I pass?
|34 weeks 4 days ago||Thanks||
|34 weeks 4 days ago||Same||
I am also driving out to Iowa and would like to know the answer to this question. Marty, what about you?
|34 weeks 5 days ago||Helen Keller||
Did you know that Helen Keller had a circus in her backyard?
Neither did she.
|35 weeks 3 days ago||No||
No, you are doing it wrong.
|38 weeks 2 hours ago||I read that.||
I read that in Jon Benjamin's voice thanks to your avatar. It made your comment approximately seven times better.
|38 weeks 9 hours ago||Block||
That was a clean block. ARGH! Excuse me while I go cry in the corner.
|38 weeks 1 day ago||Thanks.||
Thanks for the update. It's nice to get an inside view of where we stand with these guys.
|38 weeks 5 days ago||All||
All of this was made official yesterday and posted on the front page. Florida in 2017 and Ball State in 2018 are still not confirmed.
|39 weeks 4 hours ago||Northwestern||
Don't count out Northwestern. Fitzgerald will be there for a long time and has been coaching and recruiting at levels unseen at Northwestern. They will be competitive in the West year in and year out. Nebraska will also be competitive as always (especially if they hire a better coach).
|39 weeks 5 hours ago||F+||
This is one of the reasons many of the BCS computers don't start running their algorithms until midseason--there isn't enough relevant data. I believe the Football Outsiders predicted doom and gloom for us, but that was based on pre-season data, which is a horrible data set to analyze for predictive purposes. Now that we are midway through the season, the data set is much, much better (but still not great due to the small sample size), and we should trust them a little more now.
|41 weeks 3 days ago||Depends on your definition.||
If you include grad schools, Michigan is in the top 15 in the world. If you just look at undergrad, Michigan is a top 30 school in the country. Either way, Michigan is considered a smart school by many. They aren't private though, so they aren't included with "smart" schools like Stanford, Duke, and Vanderbilt.
|42 weeks 1 day ago||Last week.||
That's what we were saying last week though. With the bye week, I do think we have a better chance at coming out strong on Saturday, but we'll see. I'm cautiously optimistic at this point.
|42 weeks 6 days ago||Turnovers.||
It's difficult to put up points when we turn the ball over 4-5 times in a game. As long as we regress in the turnover department (which we should), we will stop scoring in the 20s against bad defenses.
|43 weeks 4 days ago||Whoa.||
Did Brian just predict a normal score? I am so confused.
Edit: ...and late.
|43 weeks 5 days ago||Milk||
Milk was a bad choice.
|43 weeks 5 days ago||San Diego Mick||
I don't know why you are getting so much shit from everyone. This is a nice gesture. If I lived in San Diego, I would probably join you.
|43 weeks 6 days ago||Hmm.||
Which guy should I trust? The guy who watched the game live who provides merely anecdotal evidence...or the guy who watched the game live, then watched every play in slow motion multiple times, and then wrote up a detailed explanation of each play? Hmm.
|43 weeks 6 days ago||O Line||
I would not be surprised to see Lewan-Bryant-Glasgow-Kalis-Schofield start against Minnesota after the bye week. At this point, I think I would be more surprised if Miller was still the starter in October.
|44 weeks 3 hours ago||Chicken and the Egg||
|44 weeks 2 days ago||Awful refs.||
This was a complete screw up by the refs. It was clearly a delay of game on the Arizona State player laying on the ball. I'm glad I'm not a Wisconsin fan.
|45 weeks 2 days ago||Oklahoma||
Oklahoma looks pretty bad this year too. Baylor or Oklahoma State will win the conference.
|45 weeks 2 days ago||All of them.||
They all committed. All of them.
|45 weeks 2 days ago||Hello.||
|45 weeks 5 days ago||Lots of positives.||
Lots of positives to take away from this game. It's a good thing T. Gordon will be replacing Furman against Notre Dame since Furman seemed to be our biggest weakness. It's scary to imagine how good this defense will be next year (and the year after, and the year after...).
|46 weeks 2 days ago||Dick.||
There's no need to be a dick about it.
|46 weeks 2 days ago||Cool||
That story you just told is quite possibly the coolest story I have ever heard.
|46 weeks 3 days ago||Now.||
Now, for a cheer, they are here triumphant.
|46 weeks 3 days ago||Neither||
Just a fan.
|46 weeks 3 days ago||Ufer||
Bob Ufer. *Honk honk honk*
|46 weeks 4 days ago||Stalwart step||
In slawart step they're nighing. With shouts of vict'ry crying. We hurrah, hurrah, we greet you now. Hail.
|46 weeks 5 days ago||NDSU||
I could see North Dakota State beating Kansas State in a huge upset. NDSU is coming off back-to-back FCS National Championships while Kansas State lost their Heisman-contending quarterback and should regress quite a bit this year. The only thing going for them is that Bill Snyder is a wizard dressed as a human.
|47 weeks 23 hours ago||Impressive.||
That is actually impressive. Hopefully Baumgardner is not such a soothsayer (since I would rather beat Michigan State, go 12-0, and win the Big Ten).
|47 weeks 3 days ago||Because||
You can't have one without the other.
|47 weeks 3 days ago||-1 Redundant||
|47 weeks 5 days ago||934 days?||
Do we play Michigan State in basketball on March 13, 2016 or something?
|47 weeks 6 days ago||14th||
Michigan was also ranked 14th in the 1997 preseason poll.
|48 weeks 11 hours ago||+1 Funny||
|48 weeks 14 hours ago||Slocum||
Slocum must have finally made an account.
|48 weeks 4 days ago||Wait.||
You are likely going to have to wait awhile. Michigan and Ohio State will be able to compete with the top SEC teams soon, but the rest of the Big Ten is not going to be so good. The rest of the Big Ten is just not recruiting like even bottom-of-the-pack SEC teams.
|48 weeks 4 days ago||Brady.||
Tom Brady was not that special during his years at Michigan. Sure he was good, but definitely not "Legend" material.
|48 weeks 6 days ago||(No subject)||
|49 weeks 5 days ago||Wisconsin's 2016 schedule:||
9/3 LSU at Green Bay
9/10 at Virginia Tech (although this is supposedly being pushed back to another year per Twitter)
10/1 at Michigan
10/8 at Michigan State
10/15 Ohio State
10/22 at Iowa
11/19 at Purdue
If Virginia Tech stays on the schedule, that will be a brutal OOC schedule combined with a brutal conference schedule: at Michigan, at Michigan State, Ohio State for the crossovers immediately followed by a string of at Iowa, Nebraska, Northwestern. Good luck Wisconsin! For your sake, I hope you're still good in a few years.
|50 weeks 1 day ago||Embeddified.||
|50 weeks 1 day ago||I thought.||
I thought this was announced a few weeks ago. Maybe I just heard a rumor and now it is confirmed? Either way, this is a great move. It will be exciting to see Norfleet get more touches, and I think this position will be a great fit for him.
|50 weeks 4 days ago||Permalink.|
|51 weeks 9 hours ago||Gandalf.||
Gandalf is actually a pretty nice dude and let's me pass all the time. He was just tyring to impress everyone in front of the camera at the Bridge of Khazad Dum.
|51 weeks 10 hours ago||FBS||
I was only considering FBS teams.
|51 weeks 10 hours ago||Credit||
I didn't write this by myself. I got a lot of help from Talpostal and some other users. Also, check out the comments section since there is a lot more information there (since we maxed out the word count for the post).
|51 weeks 10 hours ago||USC.||
The only team that Michigan has a losing record against (minimum of 10 games) is USC. We are 4-6 against them.
|51 weeks 10 hours ago||A user?||
Not just any user. Don't make me use my flaming whip again.
|51 weeks 3 days ago||Update on Swenson:||
I just read an interview with Swenson from today, in which he said he will likely make his decision about a year from now. My guess is Crawford with McDowell being a dark horse.
|51 weeks 5 days ago||Brian's Answer:||
|51 weeks 6 days ago||Good company.||
Wow, that is quite an impressive list of quarterbacks. Hopefully Gardner's success continues!
|51 weeks 6 days ago||Math major confirming.||
I'm just confirming your numbers. In this scenario, there is a 34.375% chance we lose four or more games. Here are some more probabilities (rounded to make it easier on the eyes):
According to Vegas, the six games you mentioned are roughly toss-ups (all of the spreads are within 3 points). However, the other games are obviously not 100% wins, so take these numbers with a grain of salt.
|51 weeks 6 days ago||For Brian:||
How worried are you about our offensive line on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being a heavily sedated chinchilla and 10 being a level 5 Sharknado? Actually, I'll just ask this myself since I'm going too.
|1 year 9 hours ago||As seen on reddit (via HebrewHammer16):||
|1 year 1 day ago||Backwards.||
I think you wrote that backwards. TomVH said three out of state RBs and one in-state RB will be visiting this weekend.
|1 year 1 day ago||Freddy J'ed.||
He's like Ivan Drago except more Russian and with a better left hook!
|1 year 1 day ago||Another question:||
If an irrelevant comment is posted here, will the mods remove the comment and then repost it here effectively not removing the comment?
|1 year 3 days ago||Barry Zuckerkorn's advice:||
Take to the sea!
|1 year 5 days ago||There.||
I'll be there. I'm looking forward to meeting some fellow MGoBloggers!
|1 year 6 days ago||Hakuna Matata||
He found his aroma lacked a certain appeal. He could clear the Savannah after every meal.
I'm a sensitive soul though I seem thick-skinned. And it hurt that my friends never stood downwind! And oh, the shame! Thought of changin' my name. And I got downhearted, everytime that I--Hey Pumbaa, not in front of the kids!--Oh, sorry.
|1 year 1 week ago||LBs||
Watch out for those linebackers on pogo sticks!
|1 year 1 week ago||The school.||
The school may have an $8 billion endowment, but that money can't be touched by the athletic department. The athletic department must make its own money and set its own budget.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Bathrooms.||
"I had two bathrooms, it was crazy." - Da'Shawn Hand
Not quite as crazy as having subs but definitly close.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Well, yeah.||
I realize that Louisville has a good chance to go to a BCS game. I was just doubting that they would be the first at-large pick. I could see them being the second or third at-large, but not the first since a powerhouse team like Michigan, Notre Dame, Texas, or Oklahoma would likely be selected ahead of them.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Louisville?||
They are projecting Clemson to play Louisville in the Orange Bowl. The Orange Bowl gets the ACC champion (so Clemson is fine here), but they also get the first at-large pick this year (after replacements). It is highly unlikely Louisville would be the first at-large pick.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Oranges.||
I have us in the Orange Bowl. I don't see us winning the conference (because I don't see us beating Ohio State twice in a row), which puts Ohio State in the Rose Bowl (not the NCG since I don't see them beating us twice in a row). If we are eligible for an at-large bid, I see the Orange Bowl taking us since they have the first at-large pick. The only other teams that might trump us would be Notre Dame and/or Texas if they are eligible. I don't see them being eligible though (Notre Dame will regress to say 9 wins and Texas will have at least two losses in a competitive Big 12). So Orange Bowl, here we come!
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Furbush?||
I'm going to go with Noah Furbush. Sam mentioned Tranquill but said he is not on commit watch. I am taking that as a hint that a LB is about to commit. We are in on Furbush, Swain, and Williams. Furbush is the only one who has visited, so I'm guessing it is him.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Both.||
Why not both? It only takes one hand to type.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Purdue.||
We don't play Purdue this year.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Did somebody say specific?||
We beat Central, Akron, Connecticut, Minnesota, Indiana, and Iowa fairly easily (Indiana gives us a scare through three quarters, but we pull away in the fourth). This leaves the good games: Notre Dame, @Penn State, @Michigan State, Nebraska, @Northwestern, and Ohio State. I am not too scared of Penn State or Nebraska, so let's call those wins. We lost some close games last year, so the following might be slightly optimistic in the hope that we regress and things fall our way this year.
Notre Dame: I think our veteran tackles should hold off ND's great line which will allow for Gardner to do well against their secondary. They also aren't as scary with Rees at the helm. UTL2 is again electric and Michigan wins another close one against the Irish. W 17-16
@Michigan State: Our defense should prevent any touchdowns since their offense is going to be terrible. Dantonio and Narduzzi will have to change their gameplan from years past due to our new pro-style offense. We have a bye before this game, which will help the good guys pull it out in East Lansing. W 16-9
@Northwestern: This is the middle game of a brutal November stretch. After physical games against Michigan State and Nebraska, Michigan drops one on the road to an experienced Northwestern team. This could be another overtime game with the home team coming out on top. L 30-24 (OT)
Ohio State: Another classic game. This should be a coin flip, so I will give it to the home team. W 31-28 Which leads to...
Ohio State (part two): As it is exceptionally difficult to beat a great team twice in a row, I am afraid I must give this one to the Buckeyes. L 27-21
I have us finishing 11-2 with losses to Northwestern and Ohio State. Ohio State goes to the Rose Bowl to face Oregon (since Stanford will play Alabama in the NCG). With the first at-large bid, the Orange Bowl selects an 11-2 Michigan team to face the ACC champion (let's just say Clemson--could be Florida State or dark horse Miami (YTM) as well).
Around the Big Ten: Ohio State 11-2 (7-2), Michigan 11-2 (7-2), Nebraska 9-3 (6-2), Northwestern 9-3 (5-3), Michigan State 8-4 (5-3), Wisconsin 8-4 (5-3), Penn State 7-5 (3-5), Indiana 6-6 (3-5), Minnesota 6-6 (3-5), Iowa 5-7 (2-6), Purdue 4-8 (2-6), Illinois 3-9 (1-7).
Bold Predictions: Minnesota beats Wisconsin. Indiana makes a bowl game(!).
Around the NCAA: Alabama wins three in a row with a win over Stanford in the NCG. South Carolina is undefeated when they lose a close one to Alabama in the SEC CG. There will be a tie atop the Big 12 standings between two to five of Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas, Oklahoma, and Baylor. Even if Louisville goes undefeated, they will not make it into the championship game.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Predictions for future years.||
Your numbers are a little off. You have us going to the Big Ten Championship game five years in a row, which seems unlikely since we will share a division with Ohio State. Moreover, if we were to win the National Championship in 2017, we would need to go 15-0 (or possibly 14-1).
|1 year 4 weeks ago||2015 class||
Assuming we end up grayshirting Brady Pallante, this is effectively the second commit for 2015. This class is going to fill up quite quickly since there is strong interest from many players (Runyan Jr, Crawford, Weber, Harris, Campbell, Cole, etc) and the class size is going to be very small (13+attrition last I heard).
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Good point.||
That's a good point. I had forgotten that we needed a kicker in this class. Hopefully J. J. McGrath (2013 walk on) provides some competition as well.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Surprising.||
I'm surprised the coaches offered a scholarship to a kicker in this class since it's going to be a very small class. Interesting. Regardless, welcome to the family, Andrew!
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Top 10||
For anyone interested, here is the top ten:
2. Ohio State
6. Notre Dame
7. Florida State
8. Texas A&M
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Bran.||
Bran must go beyond the wall to find the three-eyed raven that Jojen has been talking about.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Davos.||
I don't think the comparison of Davos to Bronn is a good one. Bronn is a minor character while Davos is a major one (he gets a POV, he is Hand of the King, has an important arc, etc). The characters are also as different as can be (Davos is probably the most moral character and Bronn is an amoral sellsword).
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Edric Storm.||
He took the place of Edric Storm. The point was to show that Stannis is brutal and will burn anyone with king's blood as a sacrifice to R'hllor.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Mad Men||
Tonight's Mad Men episode was fantastic. It's nice being able to watch two of the best shows on TV back to back!
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Asha=Yara||
For the non-book readers, Asha is Yara (Theon's sister). The writers changed the name from the books since it sounds too much like Osha (the wildling with Bran and Rickon).
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Not choking.||
I don't think that's choking. They usually have an easy OOC schedule and then start losing in conference play since the teams are much better.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Sample size.||
That's quite a small sample size you're looking at.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Backs.||
They can throw out all those great backs and great quarterbacks and great defensive players.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||You don't know Jack.||
Speaking of beer, I am drinking whiskey tonight. Jack on the rocks.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Lucky bastard.||
You Lukcy Basartd! Wait, that's a different Stone beer...
|1 year 6 weeks ago||USC or Washington, but mainly USC.||
We desperately need a good home game for 2016 due to the MSU switch. Our open date is 9/10, and the only West Coast teams who have an opening on 9/10 are USC and Washington. Washington is a strong candidate since they don't have any OOC games scheduled for 2016 yet. USC plays Notre Dame in 2016; however, they play them at home, and they tend to schedule aggressively, so I could see this happening as well.
I'm really hoping for USC here so we can get revenge for the '04 and '07 Rose Bowls and tie the series back up. Since Brandon said, "major West Coast team," I think that gives more support for USC, since "major" may be an exaggeration for Washington considering they have been pretty down for a while now. Also, scheduling USC at home in 2016 would sell season tickets and drive up demand much more than Washington. The Trojans haven't played in the Big House since 1958. I think it's about time they came back.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Family.||
The best joke I've seen so far (from Twitter and Reddit):
"Gordan Gee is retiring to spend more time with Urban Meyer's family."
|1 year 6 weeks ago||No.||
You do not lose points if the thread is deleted. Not only am I sure, I am HIV positive.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||P. Galore||
I'm interested. Please go on...
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Racine?||
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Pain in the ass?||
You forgot to qualify that with a "no homo." Hibbert does not approve.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Both.||
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Mr. Valk||
Mr. Valk, I don't think many would consider your wallpapers off-topic. They are Michigan sports-themed and highly regarded around here.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Further analysis.||
After some further analysis (trust me, I'm a math major), I have come to the conclusion that 319 is actually a better minimum.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Mods||
Mods, I think we should up the posting limit so that this sort of drivel is less likely to show up on the board. I think 318 is a good minimum.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||MLive||
umbig11, you should check out this awesome(!) site: http://www.mlive.com/forums/umfb/. They appreciate threads like this more than the MGoBlog community.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Crystal Ball||
He is sitting at 23 for 23 to Ohio State according to 247's Crystal Ball. Their track record isn't great so far, but that is as much of a lock as it gets with their Crystal Ball (most players have between 0-10 predictions, so 23 is on the high side).
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Fantastic.||
It's about time we add another bowl in (or at least really close to) our conference footprint. Bring on the snow! How great would it be for a Big Ten team (hopefully not us, since we should aim for the BCS) to play a team like Miami, Georgia Tech, or one of the North Carolina teams in the snow?
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Good season.||
Good season, girls! It's not the outcome we hoped for, but it would have been almost impossible to beat Oklahoma anyway.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||1 more chance||
We are down to our last out. We need some hits now.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Rally cap.||
Bottom of the seventh. Two outs. We need three runs. Let's Go Blue!
|1 year 7 weeks ago||3-1||
Washington just got lucky--the ball hit third base to stay fair.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||2-1||
Washington just scored two runs on a crazy play. They have a girl on third with one out.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Great opportunity.||
We had two on, two out in the bottom of the fifth with Romero on deck. We could have really opened this thing up, but I'll take the one run and be happy!
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Michigan scores!||
1-0 Michigan in the bottom of the fifth. Two on, two outs.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Nice analysis.||
One minor thing: You forgot to change the "SeriesX" labels in the last graph.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Jake Long.||
We tried this (or something similar) with Jake Long against Florida in the Capital One Bowl back in 2008.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Same.||
It had some funny parts, but it was strange having it focus on only one storyline. I thought the second episode was better.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Ready.||
|1 year 8 weeks ago||You called?||
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Hello||
Hello: Nicholas Boka.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Those||
Those omniscient bastards!
|1 year 8 weeks ago||.||
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Curb||
I'm Larry David, and I happen to enjoy wearing women's panties.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Texas or UCLA, but mainly UCLA.||
The idea of a long-term series with a strong opponent is a longshot, but I would vote for either UCLA or Texas, with the slight edge to UCLA. Why? First I eliminated teams who would likely not accept the offer due to current long-term series with strong OOC opponents (Stanford, USC, Florida, Florida State, and South Carolina). Then I eliminated teams with poor recruiting grounds (Arizona and Oregon). That leaves us with LSU, Texas, and UCLA.
These teams are all located in exceptionally fertile recruiting grounds. I think it would be harder to pull kids from Louisiana (since almost all the good talent there goes to SEC teams), so let's eliminate LSU. That leaves Texas and UCLA. Texas is a historical powerhouse, so that would be fun. However, if we played UCLA in Pasadena every other year, that would give us some familiarity with the Rose Bowl, which could be good for our team come the post-season. Also, UCLA is more similar to Michigan academically (two of the top three public research universities in the world--the other being Cal). It would also help with recruiting since players would be guaranteed to play in southern California two or three times in their career. Win-win-win.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||New thread.||
Instead of creating a new thread (especially since it is related to Mott's), here is an awesome article about how U of M researchers saved a baby's life: http://www.uofmhealth.org/news/archive/201305/baby%E2%80%99s-life-saved-groundbreaking-3d-printed-device
I love this school.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Maryland!||
Maryland, of course! Wooo!
|1 year 8 weeks ago||247 Rankings||
247 does not have the 2015 rankings up on their website yet. Do you happen to know when they will post them? (Edit: It looks like they will release the Top247 on Wednesday.) Do you know if they are currently posted anywhere on the web?
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Treadwell.||
We are still sore about the whole Treadwell thing.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||"My father once said..."||
"No one cares what your father once said." Boom. Shut down.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||LSU||
I think his point is that LSU leads (or is in good position) for 6 consensus five stars right now (listed by 247 Composite rank--247 Crystal Ball in parentheses)
1. Leonard Fournette (90%)
3. Cameron Robinson (50%)
10. Tony Brown (100%)
16. Laurence Jones (100%)
32. Gerald Willis (100%)
35. Clifton Garrett (100%)
37. Malachi Dupre (100%) (second highest four-star)
If LSU lands that much talent as expected, they are going to be extremely difficult to pass. Although we are leading now, LSU will almost certainly pass us (same with Alabama).
|1 year 9 weeks ago||?||
Do you know if they have plans to reinstate the baseball program? It seems like Wisconsin's athletic department has been doing well recently.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Wisconsin.||
Wisconsin doesn't have a baseball team? Weird.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Godfather.||
I did not care for The Godfather. It insists upon itself.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Armchair AD||
As far as Michigan's home slate being awful in 2014, I have a potential solution. Brandon could cancel the Notre Dame game (which is away) and schedule a home-and-home with either LSU or Texas A&M. They have no big names on their 2014 OOC schedules, and we desperately need a good home game to reward our season ticket holders. Sounds like a win-win to me. We could then return to either of them in 2017, which would work out with everyone's schedules. Other less exciting teams we might be able to bring in are Texas Tech, Mississippi State, and Vanderbilt.
Notes: We have never played LSU(!) and we've only played A&M three times--the last was a loss in the 1995 Alamo Bowl. The LSU game would also have the Les Miles storyline.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||If so||
If so, he's going to Kansas. Uh-oh.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Thanks for the Kudos.||
Are you sending them by mail? M&M or bust.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Furbush.||
We are looking at Noah Furbush (an Ohio kid) and more recently we've shown growing interest in Jimmie Swain out of Missouri.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Looks like.||
It looks like the coaches decided they don't really need another MIKE (especially an undersized MIKE like Watson), so they decided to cool on him and start recruiting others (like Winovich and Furbush) harder.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Watson.||
From what I've heard on the Scout boards (via Sam Webb), it's looking like things have taken a big turn with Watson. Webb said he would be surprised to see him in this class now. Let's hope that things work out with Chase!
|1 year 10 weeks ago||If||
If it were the twosie, he would have. Why, Taylor, why?!
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Slow.||
Yes, it was a slow episode. However, it was also a great episode. The writing, acting, directing, and cinematography were fantastic. The production value has been noticeably better this season.
There were also some great scenes: Tywin and Joffrey's discussion in the throne room, the continued torture of Theon except with a twist, the negotiations between Daenerys and the Yunkai'i, etc. In fact, I can't think of one bad scene in this episode (except for maybe Orell hitting on Ygritte).
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Hoke.||
Hoke, Hoke, Hoke, Hoke, Hoke, Hoke, Hoke. It's all your fault, it's all your fault, it's all your fault, it's all your fault.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Notre Dame.||
This makes me think that the Notre Dame series is done indefinitely. We are supposed to start playing them again in 2020, but this announcement makes me think there will be an even longer delay. Otherwise we are going to have a very challenging schedule playing 9 Big Ten games, Virginia Tech, and Notre Dame. Although, the new playoff format will supposedly emphasize strength of schedule, so maybe Brandon wants to go this route.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||For the curious.||
Here are all of the matchups. (And here is more information.)
Tuesday, December 3
Wednesday, December 4
North Carolina@Michigan State
|1 year 10 weeks ago||My punishment:||
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Whoa.||
At first I thought this was for the EDSBS charity thing, and I was like, "Wow, Ross must really want to win this damn thing!" Now I am going to go bask in my stupidity.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||I think||
Texas A&M has had a super successful year, they are on a huge upswing, and they recenlty bailed the Big XII. In the meantime, Texas has had a few down years. Texas is probably mad due to all of A&M's recent success under the current circumstances, not just the plans to build a bigger stadium.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Not true.||
That doesn't make any sense at all. You could be second, third, fourth...hell, you could even be fifth!
|1 year 11 weeks ago||SIAP||
It's SIAP and it means "Sorry If Already Posted."
|1 year 12 weeks ago||.||
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Purdue wins.||
Purdue is in the easier division and has a protected game with Indiana. They will have the easiest schedule in the Big Ten most years.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||I do.||
No need to buckle up. The article just brings us up to date on Bushell-Beatty and Peppers. Bushell-Beatty will likely decide in the next two months--Michigan is the leader, but he is also considering Wisconsin and Florida. Peppers, as we already deduced a few days ago, is going to take a visit to Stanford this summer before he makes a decision.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Goodbye, Sparty.||
Goodbye, Sparty. I hope you enjoyed your two good seasons.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Guess.||
If I had to guess, I would say that we will get Rutgers on the road in 2014 and at home in 2015. Our main competition for the division title will be Ohio State, Michigan State, Penn State, and Rutgers. This year (an odd year) we play Ohio State at home and Michigan State and Penn State on the road. To balance it out, we should play Rutgers at home in odd years.
Moreover, I think this means we will play Maryland on the road so that we travel to the east coast once per year. So my guess is the schedule (division opponents only) will look like this:
2014 - Michigan State, Penn State, Maryland, @Indiana, @Rutgers, @Ohio State
2015 - The opposite.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||THIS SUMMER||
THIS SUMMER, ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER IS...LITTLE TORTILLA BOY!
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Better.||
Michigan and Ohio State are going to be much better than Nebraska and Wisconsin, at least if we project based on recruiting and coaching. Michigan State would actually be able to compete with Nebraska and Wisconsin every year while they would certainly struggle to compete in the much stronger East division.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Ace.||
I'm sure Ace will tell us tomorrow in his Hello post.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||The Upton approves.||
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Not necessarily.||
Remember when we assumed Burke was gone once we started going after Spike Albrecht last year about this time?
|1 year 13 weeks ago||For the lazy.|
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Frisson.||
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Green, Hand, DeBerry||
I'm loving all of these top-notch recruits from Virginia showing interest in Michigan!
|1 year 13 weeks ago||I heard||
I heard Brady Hoke is going to the NFL soon. Has anyone else heard that?
|1 year 13 weeks ago||You called?||
|1 year 14 weeks ago||He recently said||
He recently said that he thought about things and is leaning towards staying close to home now.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Closest to home.||
Ann Arbor is just barely closest to home (Chatham, IL) though. We have Ole Miss beat by a mere 38 miles (by car). I found this surprising, which is why I'm posting.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Lewan.||
The only reason I am correcting you is because you made the same mistake twice. It's Lewan, not Llewan.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||That is great news!||
Who looks better at RG? How is Kalis doing?
|1 year 14 weeks ago||No cigar.||
Close. Quinnipiac is in Hamden, which is just north of New Haven. Regardless, these schools are only 15 minutes away from each other, which is crazy.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Wine coolers.||
You should ask him what his favorite flavor of wine cooler is. Moreover, you should ask him why he prefers to pee while sitting down.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Babes in Toyland||
Oh, it's just a movie I grew up on. It's so bad that it's good. Kind of like Mortal Kombat, except weirder.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Babes in Toyland||
This is the only reason I remember this:
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Indeed.||
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Meeeeechigan||
Michigan by three. I'm guessing Vegas will favor Louisville by 2 and Kenpom will favor Louisville by 1, but my heart says Michigan by 3.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Subs on a Saturday night?||
|1 year 15 weeks ago||The Victors||
Now, for a cheer, they are here triumphant!
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Beer bar.||
I'm going to a nice beer bar in town tonight. I'm not sure what I'm going to enjoy--perhaps a nice Hefeweizen to celebrate the onset of the spring weather.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Craft||
His defense wasn't nearly as spectacular in the tournament since the refs actually called his go-to hand-check move.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||NCAA TOURNEY TRUE FACT||
The Syracuse 2-3 zone defended Jane Roe when she took on Henry Wade.