this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
|6 days 23 hours ago||Always looked like a "Giant Mini" to me...||
My sister thought about getting one until she realized if she didn't care what it looked like, she should just get another minivan...
|6 days 23 hours ago||Prius - a very nice car...||
... for me to poop on! - Pigeon
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Hey, I may still have that Tshirt...||
I really didn't think that would ever be cool again. Sha Zaam
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Adding Rutgers to the BIG has payed more dividends than Nebraska||
Actually, I cannot think of any Michigan commit attributable to the addition of Nebraska to the conference...
Rutgers and Maryland have both added interest and recruits to the fold...
|12 weeks 4 days ago||How do I slow down these GIFs?||
They are all moving too fast, I need me some slow-mo's
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Let's leave the trees out of this...||
I am still sick about the 100 year old trees being killed by a hick 'bama fan.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||If you could have the #1 recruit in FB or BB...||
Which would you choose...?
Better if you leave these players out and make it a truly hypothetical question...
|14 weeks 22 hours ago||Funny how when JH was a 49er, boone was all in||
But now that he is a wolverine he is crazy.
Coincidence? I don't think so.
Buckeyes know what is coming, and they know a new 10 year war looms.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Magic Hat's Blind Faith... good stuff!||
Picked up a spring/summer variety pack...
|19 weeks 1 day ago||This time it is because the Defense is truly elite and DOMINANT!||
You know, just like the last 3 years.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||Yes please.||
I don't want him running my kids' day care, but happy to have him running the ball for the Lions.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||One word... Brionte||
Doesn't the Brionte Dunn story hit home if your Mike Webber?
Very similar scenario and now Dunn is transferring after a few years in kick coverage.
See also: Dee Hart, Alabama
GO TO MICHIGAN!
|27 weeks 22 hours ago||Colts clearly were using a flat ball - ref first FG try||
It reminded me of when you kick a flat soccer ball with your toe...
|28 weeks 3 days ago||Jameson on the Rock...||
Using my awesome 2"+ spherical ice cube... cool.
|28 weeks 3 days ago||Thank you for the embed!||
Wish I could have watched the whole game, but thank you for the video of the game winner...
|28 weeks 4 days ago||I kept Sega Genesis well past it's prime...||
Just so I could take it to the house on a pitch off tackle as #6 in the EA NCAA Football! Still my favorite Football video game...
|28 weeks 5 days ago||Okay, I'm sold!||
One major contributor to torn ligaments is imbalance in the strengthening. The only way you can ad strenght without additional risk of injury is to also excercise the joint. Running until you puke should help.
|28 weeks 6 days ago||Stop distracting me at work with your avatar!||
Staring at your tiny picture of girls in bikinis is getting in the way of real work here.
|43 weeks 17 hours ago||I say we win all of our AWAY games the rest of the season...||
Just to spite Brandon.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||...happy ending for Michigan Football...||
Going to take more than a handjob at this point.
|45 weeks 3 days ago||Great chart - Where would Crystal Meth fall on this???||
My guess is near Heroin, but I don't know if it killsby overdose, or if it just rots your body away over time...
|47 weeks 3 days ago||FiretrUCK...||
You cracked me up... I remember trying not to swear when I was younger and telling my older brother a story... said the word starts with F and ends in UCK, thinking I was being clever...
He simply says "Firetruck?" I'm sure the humor doesn't translate to the blogosphere, but thanks for the chuckle
|47 weeks 3 days ago||I always think of it as a big play statement...||
If your front 4 are strong and can generate a rush, you don't have to rely on blitzing to get pressure. Blitzing is a gamble as there is always an opportunity for the offense if they see it in time.
On a big play, you don't want to have to gamble, you want to have options. You can always choose to blitz if your front 4 are solid.
Said another way, if your front 4 are not solid, you have to blitz and take risks to get pressure...
|47 weeks 4 days ago||So we beat MSU and OSU and lose to Maryland? OK by me||
Note: If MSU or OSU win the B1G, I would not want to have predicted that, and would not want to have anything but pure bitterness and disgust.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||You made me spit out my Doritos...||
I laughed so hard
|1 year 17 weeks ago||We'll be ranked Third going into the final...||
I have no problem being the underdog... it is kind of a gift when you think of how we get up for the challenge...
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Time to Brew your own...||
Homebrewing is great, and a 5 gallon batch yields 2 cases of bottled beer. Ignoring equipment cost (which is important), I spend about $35 per batch. I still buy craft beers, and find that I enjoy all beer more now that I am brewing.
I cannot make the really creative beers yet, mostly because I still cannot get past the fear of making 2 cases of bad beer so I stick to the recipe... But I notice flavors and just am a lot more curious as to what is in a beer...
Ann Arbor has a great Homebrewing store (Adventures in Homebrewing), unfortunately I live in Dublin, OH...
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Whether now or next year...||
#thereturn is a good thing!!!
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Groundhog Day?||
I'd like another crack at 2013 football. With Nuss it could be interesting.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Nice catch... Classic.||
Dude is peur Moran...
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Nuss-Meijer... does that help?||
Would it be easier if he spelled it Nussmeijer?
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Outstanding, thank you.||
While I have been a fan of football for years, and knew inherently that there was something missing this past year, this helps simplify both the issues and the hope of resolution.
I am guessing our entire offense is pumped up as this promises to enable the talent to show through.
P.S. Isn't this scheme what allowed Fitz to run for over 1,000 back in 2010?
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Just because it was the right call, didn't make it the easy call||
Easy way out is to kick and take it to OT.
Going for two was the right call, but I agree that it took balls to make the right call in that instance. Nobody criticizes him if he kicks it and takes his chances in OT (good or bad)...
|1 year 28 weeks ago||If it were Cam... Would he bring Leonard?||
LSU has a great recruiting class, and you never know...
Any coach from another college program brings the posibility of dragging a few recruits with them, so that will be interesting.
This hire may also help shore up George Campbell for 2015.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Ok, we have enough information to figure this out...||
Unfortunately I think the information needs to be put into a differential equation, and I forgot how to do that... the day I graduated, 24 years ago...
And the HS math I have had to learn to "help" my kids does not account for the number of variables we are dealing with.
Glad I am in sales... math is hard.
That said, the new calculators are really powerful, and it looks like it is one of 10 guys.
You are welcome.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Was GERG considered a WOW factor hire?||
He was a former HC, and had a pretty good resume, but he also kinda sucked.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Wanted: Someone with skills to edit Richard Pitino's GIF||
We need something sticking out of his mouth as he is obviously chewing up a baby chick or mouse or something...
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Espn said Spence's issue was eligibility.||
Espn said Spence's issue was eligibility.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Levert/Irvin in the backcourt...||
I would like to see what we could do with some continuity using Caris and Irivn in the backcourt together with Stauskis, GRIII and McGary...
That would be a solid defensive line-up, great size, and several scoring options...
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Impressive...||
I think you have pretty much nailed it.
Living in Columbus, the only thing I really cannot have is Ohio winning a National Championship in urban's 2nd year (and claims that they would have won two straight blah blah blah...)
|1 year 33 weeks ago||I come here to hang out with like minded M fans...||
I have lived in the Columbus area since graduating UM in 1990...
If I wanted to hang out with dicks, I would go to the bar full of Buckeyes down the street.
I tend to check out of a post once the comments deviate to dickville, and I am glad to see Brian acknowledging that us 99%ers don't log on several times a day (not just me, right?) to listen to that BS...
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Ohio loses all 5 starters on the line!||
They will be beatable, as will all of the others. We have the talent on both sides of the ball if we don't shoot ourselves or cramp up in our play calling.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Not clear that this is a system at all...||
Seems more like a collection of plays and formations chosen randomly from a video game...
I like some of the plays, but there is no base offense. There is no base formation from which we run various plays... Every play is a constraint, but nothing has been established.
We also tend to run the same play in each of the various formations. I said during Nebraska on 3 occasions when they went Tackle-over "watch, they are going to run to the weak side" and they did... Did you notice on the tackle-over plays, the safety on the weak side came up, they did not adjust at all to the strong side... Nobody was fooled and we were doomed...
If you run tackle-over 4 or 5 times mixing in runs, PA, roll out to strong side, jet sweep to weak side, etc. then you have a chance of winning the RPS on any given play...
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Really?||
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Borges is wasting the talent we have on the line...||
The play calling and offensive concept are basically making their job impossible.
Why Borges would not game plan to set his offense up for success is "mind bottling"...
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Sorry to be repeating myself, but it is not the players...||
The play calling and offensive concept are basically making their job impossible.
Why Borges would not game plan to set his offense up for success is "mind bottling"...
|1 year 40 weeks ago||What the? Oh, wait... my mistake||
Thought you were calling me out. Never mind.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||The players are not the problem...||
The play calling and offensive concept are basically making their job impossible. Why Borges would not game plan to set his offense up for success is "mind bottling"...
|1 year 40 weeks ago||5 min OT? Awesome, my first Double Post...||
Then penalty shots or tie?
|1 year 40 weeks ago||5 min OT?||
Then penalty shots or tie?
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Potty break, he's back now...||
Sorry. Too many people at my house go potty...
|1 year 40 weeks ago||This! This is what we need Al to see... Please?||
The problem is not that our linemen are bad. We have much better line talent than a lot of teams successfully running the ball.
The problem is that Al has gotten too predictable. When the defense is expecting to run, tackle-over does not get you yards... When the defense comes up for the run, you need to dump a quick slant to the slot or use play action to burn the single safety...
Please let us get healthy (in the head) against Indiana... Please?
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Is Mr. Froholdt from the Ohio province of Denmark?||
I see several Ohio state champion banners on the wall behind him... just wondering.
EDIT: I just realized they may actually say "Worst State Ever" as I cannot make out the text. Assuming that is a universally held belief, ignore my question above.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||If we would check down to a "quick slant" to the WR or slot...||
just a few times a game that would force the LB's back and wide. We don't need a bubble screen to get a 5 - 10 yard easy completion when they are packed in like PSU was...
The line is not the problem when the Defense is forced to play the whole field and we take advantage of numbers... Borges = GERG 2.0... great pedigree but clueless on what he needs to do to adjust
|1 year 42 weeks ago||I would rather have Jake Spielman... Bad||
Until I read this post I thought I was hearing things... Did you know Maxx is a real match-up problem?
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Bama by 3 TDs or more...||
Will be ugly
|2 years 5 weeks ago||"KY GIRL" cracked me up a month or so ago...||
Is it bad that I immediately assumed she was a stripper?
"Go Big Blue" I guess
|2 years 5 weeks ago||Is this a donation to the "Save Shane's Red-Shirt" fund?||
|2 years 5 weeks ago||I grew up in Michigan...||
and have lived in the Columbus area since graduating from Michigan in 1990... I must say the only negative is rabid Buckeye fan, and they are manageable.
My favorite shirt is still "East Lansing is a woman of negotiable affection" or similar... I can't go for the "Worst State Ever", mostly because I am raising my kids here and we all kinda like it.
Don't get me wrong, I love Michigan and we vacation up there every summer. We can't move there though because my wife from Atlanta is already beyond her Northern limits.
Good call on the shirt.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Happy Birthday!||
Will there be Kate Upton pix at your Birthday Party thread?
|2 years 12 weeks ago||I approve of your message||
That is all
|2 years 14 weeks ago||Awesome, confirmed on my||
Awesome, confirmed on my Craig's List iPhone Ap... Love it.
Let us know how many offers you get...
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Not a bad pitch...||
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Get XM and away from 'the fan'||
I left that station about the time Herbstriet left... good riddence.
Go Blue! This night, 1989 I watched the party from the roof of Ulrich's book store... Hope there are some like-minded, and non-couch-burning students ready to party tonight!
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Grammar... I find it mind||
Grammar... I find it mind bottling the emphasis here...
|2 years 17 weeks ago||I kind of prefer the underdog role...||
I wish all of these people would stop trying to make us the favorite.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||The more they win, the more likely players will leave...||
If this team beats Kansas and makes a run to the Final Four or Final game, there will be a much higher chance THJr and GRIII leave... If we should lose to Kansas, I am much less concerned about those two leaving.
I don't see Trey coming back, as much as I would love to have him return...
|2 years 17 weeks ago||Ironic that MN's win led to Howland's firing...||
If UCLA fired Howland because of the embarrassing loss to MN, in hopes of getting Shaka Smart to replace him... Then when MN loses, they fire their coach in hopes of getting Shaka Smart...
Shaka must have an awesome agent calling AD's as their teams get bumped from the tournament...
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Points for the use of "practicable" in a sentence!||
It is not often practicable, to use 'practicable' in a sentence, especially not more than once.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Do they realize they also have to scalp tickets to get in?||
Michigan's two game pack Thursday night is a separate ticket package from the daytime double-header... I am guessing they will all end up walking around the casino's in their new duds... If they do drop more cash to get in, that is really awesome...
|2 years 19 weeks ago||What he said...||
I agree, and JB is the best coach I know at resetting focus and mental state...
I also cannot imagine we will overlook PSU again. Payback time.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||I moved to Columbus after graduating UM in 1991...||
After growing up in Cadillac MI and going to UM for 5 football seasons I moved to Columbus to work for IBM... 22 years ago now and it has been a great place to live and to raise a family. You really can't go wrong with any of the communities North of the I-270 outerbelt. I have lived in Dublin for 12 years now, and 3 other areas before that.
The only detractors are the occasional packs of buckeyes (clusters?), but I think I get more grief from Staee fans overall. If we would beat both schools down over the next few years that won't be a big deal.
Having a big university in a good sized city helps add flavor with pretty much every band playing here and decent cultural opportunities.
We have good friends that moved from Dublin to Yorba Linda and missed Ohio... They got over it then moved to Syracuse (ouch!)
I would tell you to go for it. Certainly don't let the location drive the decision, you can be very happy here and not go crazy.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||That, and Vogrich seems to have forgotten how to play BBall...||
I thought with normal progression that Vogrich would be a pretty solid contributor this year. He was strong off the bench last year and played much more aggressively than his first two... He just seems lost out there this year... Maybe he will sort it out in time to help in the BIG run...
|2 years 31 weeks ago||Does anyone else picture "Giant Skipper" and Gilligan?||
Just saying... although two 6'10" bookend tackles could make for an interesting pocket to pass from...
|2 years 31 weeks ago||Kentucky is already loaded with 5 studs||
3 top 5 or something crazy like that...
|2 years 43 weeks ago||He forgot the 'THE'||
THE University of Ohio State
|2 years 47 weeks ago||Yes||
We expect everything. Good and bad, it will all happen Saturday and I can't wait.
I do believe both teams will benefit greatly through the rest of the season for having gotten ready for this game.
I have a bet with one of our VP's down South, and I took the bet straight up. Any money I would put on the game would gladly take the 13 or 14 points as I really don't see that big of a spread even if 'Bama were to win.
I don't have time to answer all of your questions, but if you have been around since May, you likely knew the answer to most and the rest were rhetorical anyway...
We'll see on Saturday. Go Blue!
|2 years 49 weeks ago||Or MSU for that matter...||
I don't see either of those getting it done.
|2 years 51 weeks ago||Fullback and Tight End are key...||
Best way to create space and time for Denard, which is when he is most deadly, is to spread the ball and force the D to cover everyone...
We have gotten away from using the TE and FB as receivers, though when we have gone to them they are almost always open...
There are plays that will be virtually unstopable using TE and FB because of the threat Denard brings...
I am very optimistic and excited to see what Mr. Borges does now that he really knows what he has and the team knows what he wants.
|2 years 51 weeks ago||TWHS?||
Ahhhh... My wife loves these "That's What HE Said" jokes...
|2 years 51 weeks ago||Looks like a little extra help from the spotter...||
I am guessing with the spotter help and the bounce from his chest mattress... He is only really lifting about 590... pussy.
|3 years 1 week ago||Great one...||
Physics has several methods of differentiating the two... one key concept has to do with an item at rest...
|3 years 2 weeks ago||My wife and I love Columbus...||
She was from Atlanta when we met, and always said she wanted to get back there... but after a few years she said she just wanted to be able to visit Atlanta now and then...
20 years together now in Dublin, just outside Columbus. Great city, great community and excellent schools.
I grew up in Cadillac and went to UM from '86 - '90 and have lived down here ever since. The Buckeye fans get obnoxious in numbers, but are generally good Americans...
Jody's house is in my neighborhood and he and his wife are very nice. Hard to believe he was the enforcer for the blue jackets, he seems so cool and relaxed.
I'm on Higgins Lake this week, and Ohio does not have anything like it, that is for sure... Probably what I miss most about Michigan are the lakes and rivers...
|3 years 14 weeks ago||Nicky Sualua...||
I had the pleasure of playing on a city league touch football team with Nicky his last year when he was academically ineligible (architecture major????) He joined our team because he was "in training" for the combines.
His routine was to sit in the car with his trainer and smoke pot for half an hour before each game. He was a gifted athlete with great hands and amazing skill for someone his size. He was my height and a hundred pounds heavier... But moved quite well...
The similarity I see is a pattern of bad decisions, and a linkage of pot and questionable work ethic. Nicki ended up drafted by the Cowboys and was their starting fullback for half of his rookie year... then he was the guy with Mark Tuinei when he died (http://archives.starbulletin.com/1999/05/11/sports/index.html)
It is certainly a stretch to equate the two, but at some point making bad decisions is rooted in a lack of ability to make good decisions. For people on the ledge, drugs seem to gently push them off in far too many cases...
|3 years 16 weeks ago||Any chance Brundidge rethinks his departure?||
Or was he just not going to be the guy?
Never can tell how hard the coaches tried to keep a kid, could be the scholarships are too valuable to talk anyone into staying.
|3 years 16 weeks ago||All I can say is I watched it all unfold...||
from the roof of Ulrich's book store...
|3 years 16 weeks ago||Taco is also a solid power forward...||
... any chance he plays a little BBall?
|3 years 31 weeks ago||ooooh, shivers.||
Would love to see him come to Michigan!
I have lived in Columbus now for 21 years (yes, really), and love the attitude of the team, the coaches and all of these recruits... Whole new attitude!
Go Blue! Beat Ohio!
|3 years 33 weeks ago||I thought the F-bomb would do it...||
But they smoothed that over pretty easily...
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Hey, USC is not in the BCS rankings, right?||
I don't remember seeing them, so don't believe they get in our way in our "Quest for top 14"
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Urban's recruiting strength was his staff...||
I wouldn't be surprised if he tried to keep Fickel and Vrabel on the defensive side, but not sure they would stay at this point.
As noted in other posts, Mattison was Meyer's recruiting strength for 3 key years at Florida. When he and Mullen had gone the recruiting dropped off significantly.
Go Blue, Beat Ohio!
|3 years 39 weeks ago||Marbles-less-ness||
Marbles-less-ness would suck even if you didn't understand that you never had marbles in the first place.
Yes, I am referring to both sense and courage.
|3 years 43 weeks ago||Large fan base ==> Large betting pool???||
I have always wondered how much weight LV puts on the fanbase of a team when setting the odds... Anyone know how and if they account for this?
Logic says that most fans bet on their team to win... but is that enough of an influence to move the odds?
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Duke +8 against BC...||
BC not so good.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||MSU... Go B1G or go home!||
Got to root for the B1G and respect for the conference... ND must be punished by all B1G teams, even Purdue...
Technically, we want everyone we play to be undefeated when we beat them...
|3 years 47 weeks ago||Won't know until end of his 4th year...||
... Then he petitions the NCAA for the red-shirt. UM then determines, based upon Shane Morris' performance whether the red shirt for Devin is warranted, and puts forth the amount of effort deemed appropriate.
|3 years 47 weeks ago||Outstanding Win...||
I have to admit, the Tigers are scrapping for wins. I really like this team...
|4 years 1 week ago||YES.........||
Oklahoma and Boise State
OSU gets a 2 year bowl ban
|4 years 4 weeks ago||I caught the Webber dig as well...||
I don't ever remember Chris Webber spiking the ball on 4th down... Made no sense to me.
|4 years 6 weeks ago||Great to have TP back on campus...||
Think of the role model and influence he can have on the younger players when he comes back as a student. No more burden of NCAA rules, he could really do a great job in corrupting the young...
|4 years 6 weeks ago||Does anyone know how many early enrollers we can fit?||
I know we can count an early enroller with the previous class if we have room in the prior class... but I lost track of the prior class... Seems like there were spots left, but cannot recall for sure...
|4 years 8 weeks ago||Remember, A vacated win does not pass to the opponent...||
We don't get the win either... but we should not have to hear about how they are 9 and 1 against us any more... probably more like 5 and 1 in the last 10 seasons... still sucks until we start kicking their butts again.
|4 years 8 weeks ago||"Hot Topic" comments are classic...||
If you follow the link then look at the "Hot Topic" comments... some are really funny/sad. Here is my favorite...
"Mistakes are made and he was being held accountable and given suspensions. Any other coaches have done much worse and gotten away with a slap on the wrist. But because Tressel is such a good coach the media wanted to make an example out of him. This is NOT fair!"
Of course none of this matters if we don't go out and win the next 5 games against them...
|4 years 13 weeks ago||You reminded me of my favorite tee...||
A little off topic, but I wanted to get my dad (who lives in Northern Michigan surrounded by Spartans) the "East Lansing is a Woman of negotiable affection"... but when I showed it to him he didn't get it, so I passed...
|4 years 13 weeks ago||Their Nat'l Championship sweatshirts are getting a little worn||
At least a tat would hold up a little better (though it may stretch out over time) They still wear the Nat'l Championship sweatshirts ALL the time down here...
|4 years 13 weeks ago||Havanna and also Berlin...||
But it was an Xbox voice message from a fellow Black Op's player saying "Go Blue"...
Does that count?
P.S. my gamer account is 'M GO BLUE 90, and as I tell my wife, I only play to get quality time with my kids... who sometimes also play.
|4 years 13 weeks ago||He turned into Maurice Clarett in 4 short months...||
Wow, took Clarett 2 years to get that run down...
|4 years 17 weeks ago||Great point, taking $250K back from Tressel...||
is VERY different from the NCAA taking millions from the university...
From OSU's standpoint, as of now they are SAVING his salary for 5 games, AND getting $250K from Tressel... they net positive. Luke Fickel can win 4 or 5 games at that point in the schedule...
NCAA will want to see at least some sort of penalty to the program I have to believe...
|4 years 17 weeks ago||Don't forget the lie was not exposed until after the penalty...||
We still have not seen any reaction by OSU now that Tressel has made them look really really bad by covering up the email to old mentor dude.
How can Gene Smith and Gee save face now that the world knows Tressel lied to them and everyone else... Oh, and if they knew, this problem just gets bigger for tOSU.
|4 years 17 weeks ago||Gee... shouldn't worry about Tressel firing him.||
University president Gordon Gee made the comment in the first press conference that he "hopes Tressel doesn't fire him" when asked if JT should be fired...
Maybe someone should think about firing Gee, and the AD who both seem to be laughing this thing off. This is no longer about a major NCAA violation. This has gone into a dark area that any self respecting university or administration would see as a real threat to the future of the athletic program and reputation of the university.
As painful as the whole process was last year at Michigan, you can look at the coach and administration as clearly taking every second of it seriously, and proceeding with utmost professionalism and respect.
NCAA cannot ignore the facts of this case, nor will they ignore the attitude and manner in which this is being handled by the coach and university.
We don't want to see a BIG school get the death penalty, but this process should provide some much needed humility to the cockiest organization I have seen.
P.S. Living in Central Ohio for 20 years now, and having endured the past 8 years I must say this has been a fun story to watch unfold.
|4 years 17 weeks ago||Actually, I clicked here to learn about the new front page...||
Banner honoring Zach Novak and our MBB Ballers...
Good feelings about BB for the first time in a very long time... Need us a big thumper like Zach Banner inside.
Or a pair of 7'4" brothers (not butlers like Duke has)
|4 years 17 weeks ago||If he plays both, we should have a scholarship for him...||
I know we are tight on BB scholarships, but Football would likely cover it anyway...
Can anyone confirm the NCAA guideline on where a scholarship counts if a player is in more than one major sport?
Even if he weren't available until Big 10 season, I guarantee we could find minutes banging inside.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||Lets just leave this trread open for the Spring Game...||
Hate to waste a good 'open thread'...
|4 years 25 weeks ago||Maybe a little bit...||
Wow, must say I was a little taken aback...
I am 5'10 and played football... not at this level, and not linebacker. 5'10 comes in all sizes, believe it or not... 5'10 220 playing linebacker would not be funny... 5'10 155 cracks me up.
|4 years 25 weeks ago||Playing Linebacker at 155lbs is indeed impressive...||
We should be able to recruit as many of those as we want...
|4 years 25 weeks ago||Filling needs||
Hopefully this is the last year where we use the "filling needs" excuse. Not that it isn't a valid justification for the past few years, but that is the biggest difference between where we are (where OSU is) and where we have been in the past.
Defensively this class ranks strong (haven't taken the time to figure out how strong), and likely top 10... That was our greatest need, and we filled it pretty nicely.
Hopefully going forward we focus on "best player" and "best athlete" and go after top recruits. It feels like there is some stability in our leadership/staff, and clearly a focus. You cannot be a top 10 class if you don't get top recruits. Next class will have around 20, so won't be rated top 10 either against schools with 25 recruits... but what we want to see is the USC model - get 5* guys, fill out with 4* guys and decide if any 3* guys are worthy... That's the ticket...
|4 years 25 weeks ago||Welcome back...||
Where the F#$% you been... We sent up the signal, looking for the all knowing Knowledge to bring calm...
Don't leave again, we need the guiding hand for fear we spin and churn in an unending cauldron of potentially horrific scenarios.
You are the Ritalin for our ADD...
|4 years 25 weeks ago||If he wanted to play at Michigan...||
He would have taken the CB offer, and just worked his tail off.
It is good that the coaches were clear with him up front, and ultimately it was his choice.
|4 years 25 weeks ago||?Espanol, no?||
I thought SIAP meant there was a spanish version available, figured I just needed a plug-in...
|4 years 25 weeks ago||defensive ranking?||
I would love to see where our class ranks defensively. We had a highly ranked offense last year, with few positions of need and little focus in this class. I am certain our defensive class ranks closer to top 10 which is huge considering our needs on D.
|4 years 26 weeks ago||Very impressed...||
Tom, thank you.
I have been very impressed with the quality of indivitual the coaches have been pursuing. I have to say I want them all to join Michigan, and will be bummed when some choose to go elsewhere.
In your opinion, does it feel like the character of this class is maybe a step above most that you have gotten to know?
Seems that character is a bond linking the two coaching regimes as well, the recruits generally see solid character in the new staff, similar to what they liked in the old staff.
|4 years 26 weeks ago||Just wanted to see how I look in 'retro web'||
|4 years 26 weeks ago||I think Tate will transfer...||
|4 years 26 weeks ago||RB||
He started most games last year, and will be bigger/stronger/faster next year. He has to know he can compete for the job and get playing time. All of those guys were there last year, and he got the carries. He stayed healthy and I would like to see what he does with a hole to burst through... Read Option sent him into a wall of defenders on many of his carries.
|4 years 26 weeks ago||Not clear...||
Is this from Tosu, or osu = OK State?
Either way, damn the buckeyes!
|4 years 26 weeks ago||My 2010 prediction...||
7 and 6 with great frustration.
For 2011 I predict less frustration and a couple more wins. 9 - 4
Beat MSU and Iowa, but can't beat Tosu this year.
I would trade 5 wins for a win over Tosu. Living in Columbus while there winning really is not much fun.
|4 years 26 weeks ago||Brilliant!||
|4 years 26 weeks ago||Big Will may shine in a 4-3 next to Martin...||
Someone commented that we should expect a 3-4 from GM, but I am hoping that is not the case... I guess we'll see
|4 years 26 weeks ago||Sorry Dark Blue...||
You and your girlfriend (avatar) should not be disrespected on this blog like you are.
Please accept my appology on behalf of the MgoNation.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Ed Friggin' Reed...||
Greg Mattison joining the staff at UM, while coordinators are leaving PSU. Did I mention Greg Mattison has been coaching Ed Reed and Ray Lewis for the past 3 years?
Note: Trying to shine a little 'Brightside' to offset 'nowayguy' and his solid commentary.
I don't disagree that he needs to go where he will be happy... but he will be happiest at the greatest University in the world, learning under Greg Mattison and Brady Hoke.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Any reason we can't start sending NFL alums to houses?||
Just wondered what would happen if Charles Woodson dropped by to tell Dallas Crawford to go Blue... Tell him he'd recommend him for the #2 jersey...
|4 years 27 weeks ago||I am glad to see they are going after Darian and others...||
Wish it wasn't too late for Crawford and Frost...
Lets see what this staff can come up with to close out the class.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Power + Speed||
What did we all get sick of hearing about the M teams and Big 10 in general... Too slow.
This is a chance for Borgess to build out the power elements of his offense with a number of speed guys on the field at once...
He is like a kid in a candy shop. You don't have to be 220lbs to run in a power offense unless you are going to take 30+ reps... We have several different runners that could drive defenses crazy. Smith, Hopkins, Tousant, all have elements of power and speed, and Shaw is just raw speed. Add to that the RB lead with Denard running and it is a very nice running game.
Play action and you find WR's 'galore' wide open...
Oh, and we WILL have a defense, count on it.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Hmmm... Who coached #2 at Michigan?||
Could it be, possibly, maybe Hoke and Mattison?
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Message: Come to Michigan, go to the NFL||
We need to start campaigning... Any defensive recruit that is not thinking of the possibilities with Mattison here is missing the obvious. Dude can coach, and can build NFL players...
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Big Will and Martin plugging the middle...||
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Not just Denard...||
Would be good if he could tweak for our smaller faster backs as well... Not your typical Pro-Style power backs... Hopkins, that's about it
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Wins...||
Denard is a team guy all the way. Wins = happiness
|4 years 28 weeks ago||soon Hoke will OWN tOSU||
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Technically, OSU is OK State...||
Oklahoma State owns "OSU"
|4 years 28 weeks ago||2 sec's left...||
I think we are going to beat the Buckeyes...
Damn that Evan Turner!
|4 years 28 weeks ago||I second the request for an updated banner||
Just don't use something cute like:
"Hoke is a many dreaded thing"...
I love the "Hope" version of the above...
|4 years 28 weeks ago||How did I miss this... Bummer||
I entered with and won a smaller group... All from the south, so at least they agree now that we can pick games up North.
My entry "Wounded Wolverine" won with 446pts.
I have to say that made all of the otherwise uninteresting bowls worth paying attention to.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Refresh key...||
We will be hitting F5 every 5 seconds today to see what we missed while reading for the last 4 seconds...
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Pretty cool with the dark gray pants...||
Makes Auburn's uniforms look pretty dated.
I will add that this is the only Oregon uniform this year that didn't make me vomit in my mouth...
|4 years 28 weeks ago||You need less s in your Les||
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Hmmm...||
Rosenberg = Lemiwinks?
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Travelling through Ohio...||
Reminds me of "Lemiwinks' Journey"...
You know you laughed your Ars off...
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Next year...||
These are off season roster add's for next season.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Kelly would be a top candidate if he hadn't gone to ND last year||
With the improvement they showed late, and the bowl win... I am afraid they are pulling away from us if we don't get this right.
Let's face it, we likely lose that game this year if Christ doesn't get hurt...
We need a great coaching hire, ASAP
|4 years 28 weeks ago||He was leaving 3 years ago...||
That deal was all but done, right down to the house hunting in AA... He would leave, and I don't think the last 3 years have been that much fun for him either. He is winning games, but not a pleasant environment and I would guess AA is looking pretty good. The football program sets up well - almost a lock for him to show improvement year 1.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||I feel your pain...||
I too am overly consumed by this. I don't know if the chest pains are because I am nervous and excited to see who we hire, or if it is the fear and dread that something aweful is coming our way.
Either way, I want to know now. I can't take this much longer...
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Winning cures all...||
We absolutely need a coach that can come in here and win... And as I have stated earlier, a coach from neither faction that wins here will unite the base the fastest...
I am truly at the point where 'you are either part of the solution, or you're part of the problem"
New coach, get on board or get lost... All In for Michigan!
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Here's hoping DB has the marbles...||
It will take some serious courage to manage the inputs and make the right decision here. I am feeling more and more that we need a big name, big splash, that is NOT tied to LC or Bo... Whether the detailed account above is completely true or not, it is clear that there is a divide and warring factions within the UM power base...
We need to do what we did when we hired Bo... Start a new branch of the coaching family tree, and bring in a fiery, motivating, hard nosed winner...
How long until Mike Hart is ready... Can he be Head Coach in Waiting while he is still in the NFL?
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Bingo!||
If any of this division is true, the only solution is to start a brand new GRUDEN* era... Get on the bus or get lost...
Substitute any of the following:
Dungy, Patterson, Peterson, other solid HC with no ties to Michigan...
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Agree...||
5 star players are all about getting ready for the NFL... They would see Gruden as a great way to prepare. 4 stars and 3 stars fill in behind superstars, and we quit fighting over 3 star players and begging them to come here.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||I believe...||
Gave me shivers...
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Now is a great time to take the Michigan coaching job...||
Now that it is clearly a rebuilding process, and has hopefully started up from the bottom, this is a great situation for a new coach to step into.
Remember that we didn't know how bad the decay had been until after RR took over. Then we started to see how much work was needed to build this back up.
RR came in with an expectation of 10 wins a year... and empty cupboards to a large extent.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Kansas game...||
Wouldn't be at all surprised if there was an announcement or introduction Sunday...
Who is the big question, but my gut says they want to have it done fast, and that is a great opportunity to make a splash.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Cam Cameron...||
Can anyone sum up how he went from a possibility some years ago, to really not even in consideration.
I am not interested in him as our coach, trying to understand how he went from near the top of lists to nowhere on them...
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Wasn't lack of execution RR's issue?||
I like Brandon, and I know there are still a lot of possible outcomes, a few of which might not spell doom... but I have not been more depressed about the program, ever.
The horror was a fluke, right...
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Prepared well... Had a plan...||
Just poor execution.
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Pahokee?||
"What's unique about Pahokee is you can hunt, you can fish, and you can get vegetables"
- Rickey Jackson, Hall of Fame acceptance speech
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Duke Nuke'm...||
Or Doom... Whatever...
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Would be like learning...||
That Santa Clause's name was Chris Kringle... WTF?
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Monster...||
He looks so over-caffienated...
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Call it a 'not dark spot' if you prefer...||
... but imagine today if we had to return 8 kickoffs and were worried about fumbling every one of them.
He certainly did all he could do today.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Living in Columbus for 20 years...||
I have to say guys like this are all over the place. They are basically the reason I don't like going to The Game down here.
The Buckeye fans that actually graduated from college are a little more bearable, and one-on-one most are fine. In packs, especially of dudes like this they are the worst.
OSU had 'open enrollment' for years, so just about everyone in the state went to OSU for at least part of a year... So they think they are better than your average Walmart variety, but not from my experience...
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Buckeye 'grad'...||
|4 years 30 weeks ago||Felt bad...||
I announced tonight at dinner that I couldn't wait until Saturday...
Then I explained to my in-laws that it wasn't because they fly out on Saturday, but rather that the game I had been waiting for since I can't even remember would finally be here.
I think they bought it...
|4 years 30 weeks ago||Prediction...||
If we win the B1G Tournament, I believe we will make the NCAA Tournament...
|4 years 30 weeks ago||Go to class...||
I can't think of any friends that flunked out who actually tried to stay in... Most were partying and blowing off school until it was too late to save, then they would scramble for a semester and then disappear...
|4 years 30 weeks ago||Awesome to see Odoms on the video...||
Glad to have him play... or stay for another year. Either way, glad he is part of the team...
|4 years 30 weeks ago||Dream within a dream...||
Sorry, just watched Inception with my son... Realized that the last 3 years might have just been a bad dream.
Would be awesome to wake up to a bowl win, some stability for another year, and headlines about buckeyes getting suspended... (was that real, or another nested dream?)
|4 years 30 weeks ago||Clarkie....||
you talking Singlerary for DC?
|4 years 30 weeks ago||So much depends on the coaching staff...||
I can see this class finishing very strong with the right answers on the coaching staff.
A strong defensive coach with name recognition would make us instantly relevant to several recruits that aren't leaning our way at the moment...
Unfortunately, a change of head coach will turn the class on its head, and we will be starting over with about half the class... Still could end up fine, but no sense trying to predict that mess.
|4 years 30 weeks ago||TP is a tool||
And would have given us headaches that would not have been offset by enough wins ...
|4 years 30 weeks ago||I still can't believe these Buckeyes sold rings and gold pants||
No surprised Herbie is hammering TP, and I can tell you the Buckeye alumni will not be happy about these guys selling BT championship rings and especially the Gold Pants...
I have lived in Columbus since graduating from UM in 1990, and my neighbor is a 4 year starter at tackle... The gold pants are their most coveted award, and it is egregious for these guys to sell them.
I can't think of any parallel in the UM world, but it seems to be a major disconnect between these current buckeyes and thier history and tradition.
Time to turn the tables... We are done losing to tOSU every year...
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Barry Sanders Jr||
Maybe Barry's son will play basketball here after he kills on the football field? Would be good to start (extend?) our tradition with son's of NFL studs...
|4 years 31 weeks ago||The Knowledge...||
Fire up the beacon, we need to summon the Knowledge to bring clarity and calm...
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Enrolling Early...||
He would not need to take a full load of classes, and could easily catch up depending upon what he is taking.
Missing 2 weeks will not be a big issue.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Nice low pad level...||
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Wow, I can't believe it...||
This team has been improving, and clearly on the right track.
But I am so conditioned to be disappointed at the end, I was not prepared for the OT win. What a win it is too, with Tampa fighting for a playoff spot.
Lets hope it's only the start of Michigan teams winning big games in Florida!
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Glad to see some retro numbers coming out||
Hoping we bring back AC for the last day... or maybe ALL of the number 1's...
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Campbell...||
Any idea why he is not a monster run stopper in the middle like we all expected coming into this year?
I thought we would have him and Martin in the middle... oh, wait, only room for one in a 3-3-5...
We could have had a pretty nice 4-3 defense this year IMO
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Corn?||
I didn't eat'ny corn...
|4 years 31 weeks ago||It's like having Rocky chase Chickens...||
If we get used to chasing Gallon, Relf will seem slow...
Don, can I have 10,000 points?
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Back hurts, can't practice...||
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Defense is the whole key...||
I really feel that the defense will benefit the most from this month to recover and prepare. Healthy Martin, stress free freshmen who have finished finals and are 100% focused on football, and time for RR to fix some of what is broken on the defense. Maybe GERG has spent a little time studying the 3-3-5 as well.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Coach-in-Awkwardness...||
I love his comment in the WVU game notes... "Coach-in-Awkwardness Bill stewart..."
|4 years 31 weeks ago||300/200 or bust...||
I fully expect the offense to destroy, and Denard to cement his position on Heisman watch 2011...
Defense will be better than it has been, but not good enough for a blow-out.
M by double digits... Bet the over...
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Silver Bullets and Jager Bombs...||
What can I say, my wife went to Ireland with my 19 year old niece and came back a drinker...
Must say it has been a fun ride since she got back.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Beilein effect...||
RR and Beilein are similar in that they recruit to their specific needs and unique systems... Recruiting classes don't always rank as high as they might if you were measuring "fit to the system" or other unique qualities... This makes the most sense at QB and Slot receiver... ideal fits for RR's offense are not necessarily the prototypical college 5* but excel in this system.
I guess what I am trying to say is, as with out BB team, I don't think we will show up as a top 5 class as we are not chasing or appealing to the very elite prospects.
|4 years 32 weeks ago||Love this replay...||
and especially the nice portable GIF format, so I can take it with me wherever I go...
|4 years 32 weeks ago||My only solution is to read MgoBlog...||
And now my wife knows how pathetic I have become because I cracked up at a comment from a spartan troll and then had to explain what was so funny that I couldn't catch my breath. And it turns out that it wasn't even that funny when I explained it, it's just that I am losing my freaking mind.
|4 years 32 weeks ago||You mean...||
You don't blame Mrs. Crabapple's First grade class...
|4 years 32 weeks ago||I like the B10...||
... and it looks like BIO like Biology, so naturally we should call the two divisions:
Methane and Ethanol
or Beef and Cheese
or Corn and Beans
|4 years 32 weeks ago||...so you're saying there's a chance...||
for Rotel and Velveeta afterall?
|4 years 32 weeks ago||I have a theory on this, Andrew...||
In 2008 and 2009, we had Brandon Graham single handedly pressuring QBs and changing blocking schemes. Nobody had to call a blitz to be disruptive...
This year, it was like we took a "prevent" approach with contain pressure from 3 DLs, and dropping into zones all over the place.
I believe the personnel on this defense could have been much more effective with a more aggressive approach. Most of our DBs are more comfortable in man, and could hold coverage long enough if we were putting pressure on the QB.
I like a lot of the guys on this defense, and we have some more young guys that should contribute next year.
|4 years 32 weeks ago||Possible that...||
Casteel had already turned down the HC job at WV, or taken himself out of consideration...
Possible that this time of waiting is to give GERG his bowl game, and a respectful send-off...
Possible that this is already a done deal awaiting an early January signature...
OK, now you can start with all of the reasons it is possible I have my head up my @$$