Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.
|4 years 7 weeks ago||The first couple paragraphs||
The first couple paragraphs of this reads like a romance novel. I didn't make it too far. Hopefully we can get back to talking about sports like, you know...sports fans.
|4 years 9 weeks ago||That's a great question...I||
That's a great question...I just noticed that discrepancy. After looking at it a little more closely, I think maybe all the posts on that site get tagged with "Posted by Chris Webber." My bad, I guess I engaged in some Free Press level "investigative journalism" there.
|4 years 9 weeks ago||that's accurate||
I was at Michigan '93-'99...I only ran into Traylor twice. First time was at an MLK Day rally when he pulled up right behind me in a Mercedes E-Class. Second time was when I worked at Babbage's, the video game store in Briarwood mall. He walked in, bought a huge stack of games and pulled out an immense roll of hundred dollar bills to pay for them. I'd say that's odd for a college student.
|4 years 19 weeks ago||So Jimbo Fisher waits three||
So Jimbo Fisher waits three years for the HC job at FSU to open up, gets the job via an acrimonious force out of the legendary Bobby Bowden, and then leaves after one year? No.
|4 years 19 weeks ago||Actually, he throws like an||
Actually, he throws like an ogre. I wouldn't date any girl that throws like that.
|4 years 19 weeks ago||really?||
This guy went to the Big 12 championship game two straight years and brought that program back from mediocrity. Also, its not like he's coming from a subpar football program. Nebraska is a legendary program. And now, people actually expect him to leave all that to coach a team that's not only in his conference, but in his division? A fanbase that just ripped a non "Michigan man" to shreds over three years? So he's going to go from probable division dominance and conference contention for at least the next 3-5 years to what is currently a middle of the road Big Ten team with a furious fanbase? Are you serious?
We're really grasping at straws here.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||this man stanevich||
...he speaks the truth. Heed!
|4 years 24 weeks ago||Did Gerg design that||
Did Gerg design that roundabout? Such sweet disorganization could only be a creation of the White Wizard himself!
|4 years 24 weeks ago||Dumbest sandwich||
Dumbest sandwich ever...except MAYBE the infamous Arch Deluxe with it's seemingly uncooked bun.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||really? what do you think||
really? what do you think Oregon would have done to us this year?
|4 years 24 weeks ago||The only "Michigan Way" that||
The only "Michigan Way" that matters at the end of the day is winning. Even with the NCAA infractions, if we go 10-2 this season we aren't having this conversation. It's very convenient for people to talk like they're so opposed to he way Rich Rod coaches this team, but in reality what they're opposed to is going 15-21 over three seasons.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||Besides the injuries, that||
Besides the injuries, that list doesn't exactly scream out "Rich Rod is a great recruiter." One guy in jail, a washout in Turner, a guy who was injured in college, a guy who "didn't pan out," and two guys (you forgot Witty) who couldn't qualify. Add in the fact that Floyd wasn't very good even before he got hurt, and the fact that, contrary to revisionist history, Woolfolk wasn't exactly a lockdown corner before he got hurt, and I'd say that's pretty damning. And yeah, I know he didn't recruit all those guys; not sure on the numbers but I think he recruited all but Woolfolk? Anyway, I think that's all counter-productive to your argument. And finally, I'm about 51/49 in favor of Rich Rod staying, so I'm not trying to make a point about hiring Harbaufh or firing Rodriguez.
|4 years 25 weeks ago||yes||
Lowenbrau A. kicks ass, and B. has the coolest can/bottle in the beer universe.
|4 years 25 weeks ago||yeah||
Charles Rogers was a beast, he just turned out to be a weed head with fragile bones. There are much, much worse examples of Millen's ineptitude you can refer to, like the aforementioned Mike Williams.
|4 years 25 weeks ago||exactly||
"MGoBlog readers are already working day and night at the arduous task of whittling down 81 purely hypothetical candidates into a more focused list of 8-10 coaches* that they know nothing about; this abridged list of candidates makes it easier for the truly delusional fan to track their flights on the internet."
|4 years 25 weeks ago||bars and graphs||
I hate all the bars and graphs and obscure stats and deviations above normal that accompany so many of the posts here. You can't see the future by analyzing a bunch of fucking pie charts. Maybe we should analyze, you know, the way the players play on the field. There was one recurring post that a lot of people were worked up about, because it said our predicted record (delta or azimuth or some such shit that I give not one fuck about) was 10-2. People actually believed that shit, even AFTER our defense was revealed to be something other than decent. There was a complicated chart to go with it, but apparently neither the coaches nor the team saw that shit; somehow, they went 7-5. Thanks for the insight, nerds.
|4 years 32 weeks ago||Considering the speed at||
Considering the speed at which our government moves, there's no way our friends in Washington get that straightened out by Saturday. Filibuster = we win 42-38.
|4 years 32 weeks ago||^ writes like Terry Foster.||
^ writes like Terry Foster.
|4 years 32 weeks ago||wasn't there a guy named||
wasn't there a guy named Indiana Faithful?
my personal all-time favorite is still D'Brickashaw Ferguson. That's an epicly awful name.
|4 years 32 weeks ago||semi OT, but I usually go||
semi OT, but I usually go with the ostrich, and it's worked most times EXCEPT:
1998 World Cup... Brazil and France won the final four games to get into the championship game. I couldn't watch the games, so I taped one and was going to watch the other one on the late replay. The late replay was the Brazil fame, and ESPN flashed the final score of the game on the ticker DURING the actual replay. So that sucked. Then I was out with my girl during the France game, and I heard a bunch of honking horns, looked up, and there was a guy screaming and waving a French flag out of his car window. So that sucked too.
The ostrich is probably still the way to go but you have to be really, really lucky to not hear about the game, in my opinion.
|4 years 33 weeks ago||we win at everything!||
we win at everything!
|4 years 33 weeks ago||If I remember correctly, we||
If I remember correctly, we also punted a couple times on 4th and 1 in areas where we could have gone for it...so yeah, we definitely had an opportunity to score well into the 50's and maybe even the 60's.
|4 years 33 weeks ago||the best part about that||
the best part about that umgoblog link? under "related posts:"
"Still punching - Sheridan fighting for the starting role."
Wow, I just had to choke down a wave of nauseous nostalgia.
|4 years 33 weeks ago||I would love to see harder||
I would love to see harder hitting. I feel we've been missing that here for years, even before RR took over.
|4 years 33 weeks ago||duly noted, bro... it's kinda||
duly noted, bro... it's kinda hard for me to tell when folks are joking on here... as for the original post, I was serious, but my unfortunate choice of the word "swagger" has led to this thread's descent into madness.
|4 years 33 weeks ago||missing throat slash = joke.||
missing throat slash = joke.
|4 years 33 weeks ago||also, since he was mentioned||
also, since he was mentioned in the original post...can I just say here that I despise Troy Smith with the fury and intensity of one thousand suns, now and forever more? Thanks.
|4 years 33 weeks ago||is it just me or...||
is "POW(!)" an accurate acronym for the way he's been playing?
|4 years 33 weeks ago||that's fresh! are you gonna||
that's fresh! are you gonna let him get dreads?
|4 years 33 weeks ago||Gayverines? That's not even a||
Gayverines? That's not even a well-thought out play on words. It bears no resemblence to the original word. That's like me calling the Spartans the "Sparbitches" or the "Failtans"
Also, thanks for that "hot Spartan beef" offer. I'm gonna pass, though.
|4 years 33 weeks ago||Because dropping 8 guys isn't||
Because dropping 8 guys isn't working...it just gives the QB all day to find an open man.
|4 years 33 weeks ago||I watched the game at||
I watched the game at Champion's in East Lansing. I saw a couple MSU fans exchange a high five when Denard got hurt. The worst part is they weren't college brahs or anything...they were probably 60 and 55, respectively.
|4 years 33 weeks ago||I kinda miss the throat||
I kinda miss the throat slash, personally.
But, maybe it's just me...but I want to see players demonstrative (within reason-no penalties) after a big play. It shows they're in the game.
|4 years 33 weeks ago||hahahahha ...yeah...I think||
hahahahha ...yeah...I think flair and swagger are completely different. definitely don't want to see the defense out there with scarves, decorative buttons, and rhinestone jersey numbers. that might have the opposite of the intended effect.
|4 years 33 weeks ago||agreed. probably wouldn't||
agreed. probably wouldn't have been practical on that play, but I would have loved to see it.
did they score on that possession anyway?
|4 years 33 weeks ago||raise your hand if you agree||
raise your hand if you agree with this guy...
- every football fan in the country raises their hand -
|4 years 33 weeks ago||yeah..."swagger" wasn't the||
yeah..."swagger" wasn't the best word I could've used, but I went with it anyway.
|4 years 33 weeks ago||...exactly how I feel, for||
...exactly how I feel, for what it's worth.
|4 years 33 weeks ago||Sacks?||
What are those?
Seriously though, I think that's our only hope on D. Blitz, get pressure, create confusion and hurry the QB, get sacks, and force mistakes leading to picks, fumbles, and bad passes. I know our secondary is porous, but dropping 7 or 8 and letting a quarterback like Chappell (sp?) pick us apart is, to me at least, not a sound defensive strategy going forward. The worst thing you can do is let a good, accurate QB get comfortable and into a rhythm with a bad secondary to back you up. We need to have the opposing QB wondering where the blitz is gonna come from a lot more often, in my opinion.
|4 years 33 weeks ago||See, that's what happens when||
See, that's what happens when you screw up three or four late game situations...you find yourself having to explain yourself in a rambling monologue to a rabid, drunk, potentially violent ESS EEE CEE fanbase. The funniest part is he looks like a kid trying to explain to his parents how the flat screen TV ended up on fire.
If this was the first time it happened, that video is :45, tops. Let's not all go crazy and extrapolate this into meaning he would have been a bust at Michigan, though. We'd have a surplus of beastly defensive recruits at the very least.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||Doesn't anybody think...||
...that maybe, just maybe we can recruit another Devin Gardner/Denard Robinson? Why are we thinking Rich Rod cant recruit another QB that can run his system? We currently have three.
Do you want to let the coach run his program and win games or not? I wish Gardner had redshirted too, but at some point I feel you have to trust the coach to do the right thing to win games, which, believe me, is the only thing we all care about anyway. USC is one program I can point to where some players only start one year of their career, but they gain valuable experience playing in spots while they're young...Mark Sanchez comes to mind.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||9-3||
...I think 9-3, but a weird 9-3. Like beat OSU and Wisky but lose to Purdue 9-3. We're gonna have a chance to win EVERY game on our schedule, and lose most of them too. Damn, I really, seriously have never been so excited about a Big Ten conference season. Maybe 61% excitement, 30% fear, 9% emotion to be named later.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||actually...||
...we should do a home and home with West Virginia...imagine the animosity!!
|4 years 34 weeks ago||GERG, if you f**k this one up, I swear...||
I'm just as excited as everybody else...let's just hope we can play defense by then. I don't want to see another Florida State or Oregon. I fully expect us to be much improved on D, but we're talking two seasons...thats not a lot of time considering how thin we are on D. Im not trying to be pessimistic, but I feel like we're a long way from fielding a national championship caliber D. This will be a shootout with immense national attention ala OSU 2006, and dammit I just want to come out on top this time. Defense will be the key.
|4 years 36 weeks ago||It kinda looks like an XFL||
It kinda looks like an XFL game. Not a good thing. I like the VTech unis from a distance, but every time they show a cllose up of the weird patterns on the numbers and the sleeves, it just kinda falls apart. They look like cyborg ninjas from the future. Boise States unis are just a random assemblage of bad-looking shit into one amateurish, awkward whole. Ah, Nike...
Now that I think about it, they kind of look like those weird uniforms you see for the made-up teams in movies/series like Any Given Sunday or Playmakers. The Miami Sharks!
|4 years 36 weeks ago||ah, I get it... thanks again.||
ah, I get it... thanks again.
|4 years 37 weeks ago||thanks for the||
thanks for the clarification...one more question: If he waits a few weeks and loses this year of eligibility, is that based on him playing over the next few weeks, or is it based on some type of time constraint in which to make that decision?
|4 years 37 weeks ago||thenku, kind sir.||
thenku, kind sir.
|4 years 37 weeks ago||Subscribing to threads||
Is there any way to subscribe to a thread so I know when it's been updated? Thanks.
|4 years 37 weeks ago||blocking, blocking, blocking||
The play of the offensive line and the RB blocking were what really stood out for me...besides the obvious of course: Denard's play was eye-opening and completely shocking. But watch some of those big plays a few times, and you'll see a GREAT job blocking by the O-line and the RBs.
|4 years 37 weeks ago||Is it possible...||
...to get an entire photo tattoed on yourself?
|4 years 37 weeks ago||that's fresh||
It's crazy that we need a reminder to enjoy life sometimes. Especially fitting given all the problems with our programs the last few years.
|4 years 37 weeks ago||Black Kerouac||
Jack Kerouac is my favorite author...and I'm black...and black and jack rhyme...so. Yeah. The chicks dig it. Well, at least the nerdy ones do, and they're usually the best ones anyway.
|4 years 37 weeks ago||Guinness||
Four of those...well, four and a half really, cuz I did a car bomb too.
|4 years 37 weeks ago||HAHAHAHAHHAHAHA||
and a thousand more H's and A's. Well played.
BTW, American Pie may be the creepiest song ever recorded. I can't listen to it at night.
|4 years 37 weeks ago||an aside||
sorry if this question has already been answered...I just couldn't stomach reading 156 posts about this.. trying to just let it play itself out and not get absorbed in the speculation and fearmongering. Thanks!
|4 years 37 weeks ago||Question about eligibility *if* Forcier transfers||
I definitely don't want Forcier to transfer, and I'm not even going to speculate on it in any way...but I do have a question. If Forcier were to transfer today, would he still have this (sophomore) year of eligibility left? He didn't play a down Saturday, so how would the NCAA view this in terms of eligibility? Hope someone can answer this for me, thanks.
|4 years 37 weeks ago||RB blocking was incredible||
On the 30+ yd. TD run, both Smith and Shaw picked up key blocks to spring Denard. Shaw took out a crashing DE on the 3rd down conversion slant to Stonum, and Vincent Smith took out a LB when Denard converted that 3rd and 16 (!!). I watched the replays in slow motion and took a lot of still photos, and the RBs seemed to make the blocks they needed to make every time...and not only did they make the blocks, but they were really good, solid blocks that opened crazy running lanes for Denard.
|4 years 37 weeks ago||PLEASE don't rank us||
That's the last thing we need right now...I don't even want to be ranked after we beat ND. Let the team keep that chip on that shoulder where it belongs.
|6 years 35 weeks ago||Dude...||
"I think I sharted."