|21 hours 2 min ago||My opinion on Brandon is mixed.||
First, I don't think he should be replaced. I think the good he has done far outweighs the things we're complaining about.
That being said, there are some things he could do better. Sending the band to neutral site games shouldn't even be a debate, for one. He could also maybe take some time off the "Brandon's Blog" thing and maybe be a little more hands-off the football program.
I don't think the Hoke hire counts against him. He followed it up with shelling out the cash for whoever Hoke wanted on staff. Not every AD does that. (Martin didn't do it for RR.)
I also emailed Brandon back in 2011 about the helmets being changed and uniforms going all yellow and how I was worried about this, and he actually took the time to write me back and assure me that, on game day, the football team will remain consistent with Michigan tradition and history. Okay, so some of it was a little condescending (we know better than you type stuff), but I was impressed that I even got a response. Most ADs don't give emailers (even if they're alumni) the time of day.
Do I think Brandon has some things he could improve on as AD? Yes. Do I think we should maybe back off him a little bit and appreciate the good things? Sure. He's not the monster or incompetent moron that some people make him out to be. While some of the people here might think that they could do a better job on certain things, I personally don't think any of us could do a better job overall.
Just my two cents.
|1 day 14 hours ago||What?||
If Michigan went 1-11 with the 1 being against ND, I'm pretty sure heads would be chopped off. And I don't mean the heads above people's shoulders.
|2 days 20 hours ago||*sees post below*||
Et tu, SpaceCoyote?
|2 days 20 hours ago||In other news||
Jon Gruden will coach Tennessee because he wore an orange tie!
|2 days 20 hours ago||Obligatory||
|2 days 20 hours ago||Why are you so sure Borges||
Why are you so sure Borges said anything? He never struck me as the type of guy who "bad-mouths" even after he was let go. This wasn't the first time he was fired. He didn't bad-mouth Tuberville or Dinardo after the fact, so why would he do so here?
I know everyone hates Borges because of 2013 (the bad parts, anyway), but for Christ's sake give the man some credit as a human being.
|2 days 20 hours ago||I'm surprised so many people||
I'm surprised so many people got trolled into actually answering this thread's question.
|3 days 20 hours ago||Pfft. Like Ty Isaac was ever||
Pfft. Like Ty Isaac was ever going to go to Illinois.
|3 days 20 hours ago||As much as I hate Dantonio||
As much as I hate Dantonio (loathe / utterly despise, actually)...
Pretty sure this isn't true. I used to look at it that way too. But I'm 99.9% sure that after three years of recruiting at a high level under Hoke we can't blame it on RR or that MSU picked up recruiting when we were down. Dantonio is just frustratingly good at developing players.
Doesn't make beating him and MSU any less important. The staff has to step up. But, peronsally, I'm done sleeping on MSU. I think the game last year convinced me beyond a shadow of a doubt.
Three years. THREE YEARS! FOR FUCKS SAKE, Hoke's been in charge of this program for THREE YEARS and we're still blaming RR and saying Dantonio caught us with our pants down? No. He's built something real in East Lansing. It pains me to admit it, but we're going to have to fight them tooth and nail as long as he's there. The days when MSU shits the bed (especially against us) are over. At least for a while.
Fuck I hate this post, this whole thread. Thanks for making me write this depressing shitpiece of a comment.
|3 days 20 hours ago||1) OSU 2)||
|3 days 20 hours ago||WHO SPIKED THIS MAN'S TASTY||
WHO SPIKED THIS MAN'S TASTY BEVERAGE
|3 days 20 hours ago||I negged you because you put||
I negged you because you put a "t" in front of OSU.
|3 days 20 hours ago||Agreed.||
I don't even know why this is a question. If we lose to Notre Dame, I'm slightly bummed. If we lose to MSU, I'm pissed. If we lose to MSU and OSU in the same year, I'm crawling on the ceiling spewing exorcism related things.
So we beat ND. Big fucking deal. It impacts us zero percent in the Big Ten and doesn't matter a lick in the MNC if we lose to MSU and OSU. Those are the two we have to beat. And if we go 2-1 with the loss being to ND, you know what? Fuck it, I'm going to be fucking happy.
|3 days 20 hours ago||The ND win usually ends up||
The ND win usually ends up meaning nothing if we lose to MSU and OSU.
|5 days 7 hours ago||I will kick off the drunkenness||
with this question:
Is it "FOOTBAW" or "FOOTBAOW"?
|1 week 11 hours ago||RAOWZ||
I always liked RAOWZ. I hope he does well at CMU.
|1 week 11 hours ago||Yes but||
Where is Tate Foricer???
|1 week 17 hours ago||I'm a little confused.||
Why are Jake Fisher and Denzel Ward on this list? They've never been on the roster and didn't even sign an LOI to Michigan. Does that mean Dee Hart is an "Ex-Wolverine" too?
I feel like calling this thread "Former Wolverine Players and Coaches" and titling the blogpost "Ex-Wolverines" is a little misleading. I get that you like to follow some of these guys even if they don't end up at Michigan, but I think it could be a little clearer. "The Magnus Thunder Fun Watch" or something. "They didn't go here, but I'm following them anyway" type of section or tagline. Might as well add Kate Upton to the list amirite?
Anyway, always a pleasure to read your site, Magnus.
|1 week 1 day ago||sigh||
No, he doesn't. Gardner's a legit QB.
Can we please put this to bed?
|1 week 1 day ago||FINALLY||
SOME GOOD FUCKING NEWS
|1 week 1 day ago||I'm as frustrated about 2013 as anyone.||
But let's move on. This bullshit about Hoke being on the hot seat needs to stop or at least settle the fuck down. At this point it's just restating the obvious.
Yes, Hoke and the team need to show improvement, but we don't know for sure if "the trajectory" is spiraling downward. Changes have been made.
This crap is just the narrative we have to suffer through until we undergo a MSU-like transformation over the course of a season. They were the laughing stock of the conference in September last year, and then suddenly they were legit contenders in November, and now everyone thinks it's going to be them and OSU for the rest of infinity. College football can change on a dime.
|1 week 2 days ago||Re: OL||
I don't think it's necessarily indicative of him "whistling past the graveyard." In addition to being OC, Nussmeier is also the QB coach, so it makes sense that when he looks at sacks he looks at the portion that his position group contributes to it.
With regards to RBs and WRs, those he could be focusing on from a schematic standpoint. "Getting playmakers in a position to succeed" and whatnot. True, like anyone, I was looking for Nussmeier to say something about the OL that can give me hope, but I don't think we're going to get anything of that sort until we witness actual change against App. State.
But yes, I hope it is the latter of your two scenarios as well.
|1 week 2 days ago||Here are some quick bullets||
As much "new stuff" as I could tell.
I think that's it. Anyone want to add anything noteworthy?
|3 weeks 13 hours ago||WOOOOOOOO||
|3 weeks 2 days ago||JABRILL PEPPERS||
JABRILL PEPPERS RELEASES NEW TOP TEN!
The list (in no particular order):
OMG I HOPE WE MAKE THE CUT GUYS
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I wonder what Kelly thinks||
|3 weeks 2 days ago||LSU||
It would both surprise me and not surprise me if he ended up at LSU. I don't think he really fits the systems at either Cincy* or Miami, but LSU could be an option. But how often does LSU seriously go after a quarterback who isn't at least moderately coveted by other SEC powers? Seems like it would be a reach on Miles's part.
I personally think he'll end up in the MAC.
*Cincy offered him anyway (according to 247) and he could be Munchie Legaux 2.0. Kiel's going to need an eventual successor and if Campbell were to develop enough over two years, it's possible he could be that guy.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Oh great!||
A double post!
|3 weeks 4 days ago||zing||
|3 weeks 4 days ago||YEAH||
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Well, yours is kind of||
Well, yours is kind of incorrect. It starts as Vegeta hair and then goes to Goku hair. Mine not only goes SSJ1 but SSJ2!
Still, happy gifs.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||NO WAY||
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Ok||
somehow my comment is not replying to the right person.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Double post||
I no know why
|4 weeks 1 day ago||I so needed an excuse||
to post this gif somewhere
|4 weeks 3 days ago||This x 1000||
My first thought when I saw this thread title was, "Do we actually think Hoke and Brandon are going to give serious answers to our hard questions?"
Even if you asked something as pointed and brutal as "How is Michigan going to change perceptions on the field?", you aren't going to get anything of an answer. "I don't think Michigan needs to change perception, because Michigan is and always has been so well respected," seems like what Hoke or Brandon would respond with. And even if you pointed out 7-6 and 125th in TFL allowed, it's going to get deflected. "No one's happy with 7-6, but we trust our coaching staff."
They're either going to deflect it in a non-answer way or they're going to show you the door. As much as I love Michigan, the athletic department is pulling in so much dough either way they don't care about the opinions of a few, outspoken plebes.
|5 weeks 15 hours ago||But||
I thought "Blake Barnett (CA QB) was IRISH!"
Totally saw this coming. Barnett is an NFL-style prototypical drop back passer and doesn't fit perfectly into Kelly's offense. Even if he were to be a non-turnover version of Tommy Rees, Kelly seems like he'd rather give the nod to a dual-threat guy like Golson or Zaire. The days of ND having guys like Crist, Clausen, Quinn, or Joe Montana under center are over.
|5 weeks 19 hours ago||I think that guy played for||
I think that guy played for BYU or UCLA.
|5 weeks 19 hours ago||Isaac to M?||
Is this really happening?
|5 weeks 1 day ago||BOWER?!?!||
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Well, at least the MSU loss||
Well, at least the MSU loss was competitive.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Kickstarter to hire back RR?||
I kid, I kiddddddd
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Seth and Brian would find||
anyone who didn't buy one...
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Agreed.||
Can't be surprised to see this after a 7-5 season like the one we had.
|6 weeks 12 hours ago||Go Blue!||
|6 weeks 12 hours ago||Yeah, but I meant it for||
Yeah, but I meant it for Nebraska more because Pelini hasn't lost more than 4 games a season and fans still want him gone.
|6 weeks 18 hours ago||I agree.||
I feel like Nebraska should get a little more explanation for why they're Skyler.
Maybe something like "You sort of think you're the best at everything and are highly sanctimonious even though everyone knows your shit stinks too. You haven't really done anything in a long while other than pass judgement on everyone else and refuse to appreciate what you have."
|6 weeks 1 day ago||(No subject)||
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I would love to see this kid||
I would love to see this kid go play for Frank Solich and tear it up
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Judas Priest||
Delaney's a Yankee's fan too?!??
|6 weeks 3 days ago||KEEP IT DOWN EH|
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Is it me or does she look||
Is it me or does she look like Eliza Dushku?
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Yowza||
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Magnus's head just exploded.||
Magnus's head just exploded.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||(No subject)||
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Rivals, you baffle me. A four||
Rivals, you baffle me. A four star but not even ranked nationally at his position? AAARRRGGH
|8 weeks 1 day ago||High schoolers are stupid.||
High schoolers are stupid.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||If he ends up at Ohio||
If he ends up at Ohio State...
|8 weeks 1 day ago||(No subject)||
|8 weeks 1 day ago||I think they'll grant the||
I think they'll grant the waiver.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Just what I want to see on a||
Just what I want to see on a Wednesday morning/afternoon, a Buckeye telling me how much better he thinks Ohio State is than Michigan.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||I've been wanting an excuse||
I've been wanting an excuse to downvote Buckeye stuff for a while now, but I don't get the opportunity often enough. Now I have one.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Jeremy Gallon was drafted in||
Jeremy Gallon was drafted in the seventh round. Your argument is invalid.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Exactly.||
Put Braxton Miller in a Borges offense and see what happens.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Rutgers just can't seem to||
Rutgers just can't seem to get any good news lately.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Stats that argue against spread zealots?||
What sorcery is this?
|9 weeks 6 days ago||How the heck was this gif not||
How the heck was this gif not used for Randy Edsall's introduction?
Some coach: Oh, cripes, here comes Edsall...
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Oh snap||
|10 weeks 6 days ago||WITH WEED AS KINDLING||
WITH WEED AS KINDLING
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Two thoughts. I eye-roll at||
Two thoughts. I eye-roll at both the NCAA and McGary on this one.
1. Okay, the one year ban is a little ridiculous for one doobie. Of course, my high school outright expelled kids if they got caught with one doobie. So, everything's relative.
2. Really, Mitch? You smoked pot? What are you, 12?
|11 weeks 17 hours ago||don't worry||
My conclusions are always bullsh*t anyway ;)
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Ah. I see I made an||
Ah. I see I made an inadvertent swipe at ol' Rich Rod.
Here's a little clarification:
Basically I was and am of the opinion that after three years of having Rich Rod (remember that defense, yo) I could not see us ever winning a Big Ten championship with him. I did not (and do not) see going from two disaster seasons (3-9 and 5-7) to one equally disastrous but still slightly better season (7-6) as much of an upward arc. Hoke's record might technically be trending downwards, but his first two seasons were still competitive, and he at least wasn't 0-3 against MSU and OSU. He also replaced Al Borges with Doug Nussmeier. RR replaced Scott Shafer with Greg Robinson.
Not sure if that makes you see my point any more or less, but I tried.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Wow, I suck||
My column on Brady Hoke over at Maize n' Brew made neither the mgoboard nor Brian's UV post. I am terrible at life, blogging, and everything else! 2,000+ words for nothing!
You may resume your daily lives now.
|12 weeks 16 hours ago||Slow clap||
Wow. That was probably the most encouraging thing I have read about Funk in a long time.
Thank you, Brian.
|12 weeks 20 hours ago||On something Seth said||
I don't think we can say it's reached the point of being "already established" considering that most of these guys were freshmen or redshirt freshmen, and their ability or inability to pull is not a foregone conclusion. However, if it's true that no offensive lineman under Funk has ever been able to pull correctly, then I'm sorry but Michigan needs to fire that guy by lunchtime.
|12 weeks 20 hours ago||All I want to know is||
how long until Vonn Bell transfers home to Tennessee?
|12 weeks 2 days ago||2Chainz||
2Chainz.... looks like Whoopi Goldberg
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Wasn't he named after||
Wasn't he named after Schembechler? He's from Ohio and even though he went to OSU he could have come from a divided house.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||It was an interesting read||
It was an interesting read but incomplete.
He basically concludes that Lewan < Matthews/Robinson because he only saw one pancake block in five games. Also, he claims that since the offense was shitty he didn't get to see Lewan challenged all that much. Thus Lewan is worse than Matthews/Robinson.
Also, there seems to be a big mystery as why the TEs were being slid to Lewan's side. I don't think it's a mystery. It was clearly another instance where Borges was trying to out-outsmart the defense by making them think that we were going to run on Lewan's side.
And of course the only person Borges ended up outsmarting was himself.
|13 weeks 17 hours ago||What's behind all the Eric Ebron hype?||
Seriously, why does everyone love this guy and think he's a possible better pick than Lewan?
|13 weeks 17 hours ago||Clinton-Dix would be amazing||
Clinton-Dix would be amazing for the Lions. I watched the A&M/Bama game, and Clinton-Dix and Mosley were all over the field.
If either one of those guys are available and the Lions take fucking Justin Gilbert instead I will explode in anger.
|13 weeks 17 hours ago||Does Jacksonville really need||
Does Jacksonville really need a QB? I mean they have Chad Henne.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Awwww yeeeeeaaah||
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Wow, Derrick Green||
Derrick Green running like a Boss. I think we can all officially agree now he was grossly out of shape last year.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||As someone who gets up in||
As someone who gets up in arms quite a bit about the whole UNIFORMZ ordeal, I am not too bothered by a subtle pattern throughout the top (what you call "stretch marks"). I'd be much more upset if they messed with the color scheme. The "all maize" jerseys that the QBs wear (yes, I realize it's only for practice) look terrible.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Weird.||
Embed doesn't seem to be working.
|14 weeks 19 hours ago||Is it me or does Derrick||
Is it me or does Derrick Green look way quicker in that two second clip of him dashing to the endzone?
|14 weeks 20 hours ago||It's pronounced Moan-ay||
As in show me the Moan-ay!
Or Monet, as in this painting by Monet:
Either way it's Mone.
|14 weeks 20 hours ago||Tanks!||
|14 weeks 2 days ago||I once considered starting a||
I once considered starting a forum topic saying Greg Mattison was retiring but I wasn't sure some people had the sense of humor to handle it as a prank.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||So now his mom has to watch||
So now his mom has to watch him go to the place she despises and also pay for him to go there?
C'est la vie.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||This is me right now.||
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Dan Wetzel||
is in the same boat. A caption in his article echoed the "controversial call sends M to Elite 8" sentiment and he spent the entire article giving Izzo a you know what.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||I'm pretty sure St. Paul is||
I'm pretty sure St. Paul is closer to Minneapolis than Deaborn is to Ann Arbor.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||This is probably the biggest||
This is probably the biggest thing that they do that pisses me off. Not only do they refer to themselves as "U of M" (or "the U of M"), they also call themselves "The U".
Um, Minny? Miami (YTM) would like a word with U.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||I will admit that from what||
I will admit that from what I've seen Minnesota fans have been quite delusional, but so are the fans of Purdue, Nebraska, and Penn State, all of whom believe that their programs are good enough to be in the national title discussion.
Besides, the Big Ten in general is a conference of delusion. But yes, most Minnesota fans should appreciate going to bowls more, and they should have never let Glen Mason go. Hands down their biggest mistake of the past decade.
But before we shit on and hur-hur Minnesota, let's note that at least they had an offensive line.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Hey Brandon||
Excellent article. I really like the addition of "The Vibe" as a way for us fans to gauge an idea of where the recruit is in relation to interest in Michigan.
HOWEVA, IMO, I feel like many of the options are very similar to each other. 0 and 1 could basically be considered the same thing. How can we really know a difference between 2 and 3 unless the recruit specifically lays out a top ten? Would McDowell be considered a 4? I think most of us would cringe at the "tentative leader" part in that case.
Here's what I would suggest you use instead, although you can disregard if you are so inclined:
5: Michigan leads
This way you can give us a more precise gauge of where the recruit's interest lies, and most of these options can be based off the prospect's quotes.
Just trying to make things easier.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||HELLO||
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Oh my God THIS so much||
Oh my God THIS so much
|15 weeks 4 days ago||yes||
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Get that m'f'er in a winged||
Get that m'f'er in a winged helmet asap!
|15 weeks 6 days ago||I REFUSE TO BE OPTIMISTIC||
I REFUSE TO BE OPTIMISTIC ABOUT WIDE RECEIVERS UNTIL I HEAR POSITIVE THINGS ABOUT THE O LINE!
/end pseudo rant
/end meta rant
|16 weeks 14 hours ago||Okay, sure, but Buckeye fans||
Okay, sure, but Buckeye fans go to crazy lengths to screw with Michigan. It wouldn't surprise me if like five of them got together and jointly testified "Oh yeah, your honor, he did it!"
But, then again, you're probably right.
|16 weeks 15 hours ago||This could just be me being||
This could just be me being biased, but anyone else think that this is just two Buckeye fans trying to do everything they can to make sure a Michigan player's draft stock falls as far as possible?
|16 weeks 1 day ago||That would||
That would bizarrely fill all of their needs.
Also +1 for use of "whom."
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Well, the Browns do have an||
Well, the Browns do have an earlier pick in the draft, so if they want him, they could take him.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Damn. It is true.||
Just saw it here.
I haz a sad now.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Is this true?||
|16 weeks 3 days ago||And well, Katy Perry tries...||
What a timeless talent.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||And another!||
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Conan always kills it||
on schooling people how to crazy Irish dance
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Hey Urbz||
You still "ALL IN WITH THAD MATTA, MAN"??
|17 weeks 1 day ago||I hear Charles Woodson is||
I hear Charles Woodson is available. That guy was pretty good at football.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||That arm is bigger than my||
That arm is bigger than my whole body.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Ace, serious question:||
In re: to Shaquille Quarterman's quote:
In your experience, why do recruits gush all over a Michigan offer like it's the coolest thing ever when they've shown marginal interest at best and then end up somewhere else on signing day? Are they just pretending to be excited in order to sound polite? I see this all the time, and it's getting to the point where when a recruit does the whole "I'm Speechless" response, I just roll my eyes and assume he'll end up at Bama.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||WHY CAN'T MSU STOP HATING US||
WHY CAN'T MSU STOP HATING US AND START HATING OHIO LIKE NORMAL PEOPLE??
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Are you sure this is||
Are you sure this is MGoBlog's obsession? Seems like it's MGoBoard's obsession. I always thought MGoBlog's obsession was the spread offense.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||I know everybody outside of||
I know everybody outside of the Michigan fan base rips on Chad Henne but he really is one of the best backup quarterbacks in the league. I kind of wanted him to go to an NFL team with a decent OL line though, just so he could have a Drew Brees-like comeback story.
|18 weeks 12 hours ago||Isn't that just an MGoMeme?||
Isn't that just an MGoMeme?
|18 weeks 12 hours ago||Define "needless drama" plz||
Define "needless drama" plz
|18 weeks 12 hours ago||Borges with a decent NFL QB||
Borges with a decent NFL QB could be scary good, but after numerous faceplants in his career I doubt anyone is going to give him that opportunity.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||What about Taylor Martinez or||
What about Taylor Martinez or Dan Persa?
EDIT: Just realized -- JOHNNY MANZIEL!??!!??! Come on, Barry!
|18 weeks 6 days ago||YESSS||
Long Live MGOVIDEO!!!
|18 weeks 6 days ago||(No subject)||
|18 weeks 6 days ago||pew pew! POSSSSH POSSSHH!||
pew pew! POSSSSH POSSSHH!
|19 weeks 1 day ago||I AM HERE ONLY TO CONTRIBUTE THIS GIF||
|19 weeks 1 day ago||Robinson on the||
Robinson on the baselinnnnnneeeeee.........GOTTT ITTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
|19 weeks 1 day ago||In related news, Eagles fans||
In related news, Eagles fans want to get rid of Brandon Graham too. Via Bleeding Green Nation:
So, M fans who are also Eagles fans, defend yourselves!
|19 weeks 1 day ago||With respect||
|19 weeks 1 day ago||PURDURRRR??||
What is this thing of which you speak?
|19 weeks 1 day ago||This is both good and bad IMO||
Good because there's a lot of WR need out there that Avant could definitely find a landing spot. The Jets, for instance, desperately need help at WR, and probably should sign him even if they take 2 in the draft.
Bad because this year's draft is crazy deep at wide receiver.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||Mixing alcohol with Texas football?||
This can't end well.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||Question||
Does he bring Tacopants with him?
|19 weeks 1 day ago||He did? I didn't even notice||
Dammit, Brian! You have to single out Norfleet more!
|19 weeks 1 day ago||First Rule of Roster Overanalysis Club||
you don't talk about Roster Overanalysis Club.
Second rule of Roster Overanalysis Club:
YOU DON'T TALK ABOUT ROSTER OVERANALYSIS CLUB.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||At this rate||
you're going to have more MGoPoints than Brian at the end of the year.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||Where's Patrick Kugler?||
was my question. I mean, if this is the starting five that gets us to Indianapolis, I'm all for it. Dawson always struck me as an interior guard, Magnuson and Kugler had frames better suited for tackle, although Kugler might be the best player so we'd put him at center. This was how I understood things.
Granted, I think Glasgow staying at center is good. I really don't want to see more "shuffling" like we saw last year. And the fact that Hoke is able to list a starting five OL this early should be something of a relief. Last year, we didn't even know who was center going into the spring game or coming out of the spring game or going into August. So, my gut says this is good that we have an answer this soon.
I JUST WANT THE OL TO BE EFFECTIVE DAMMIT! Then Green and Smith can each get 1,000 yards Wiscy-style and we can put all this nonsense to rest!
|19 weeks 1 day ago||6'4" is still tall for an OL.||
6'4" is still tall for an OL. 6'0" or 5'11" linemen, however, is cause for concern. And even that's relative.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||The U?||
Isn't that Miami? (YES THAT MIAMI FOO)
|19 weeks 2 days ago||This is what I thought the||
This is what I thought the thread was going to be actually be about.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||Dang||
someone is out for blood.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||God damn it, Magnus!||
You and your God damn rational positivity!
|19 weeks 2 days ago||So when do we stock up on||
So when do we stock up on torches and pitchforks?
|19 weeks 3 days ago||because he's basically the||
because he's basically the Nick Saban of college basketball?
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Damn it, Magnus!||
Don't be bringing in all your logic and Magnusness!
|20 weeks 15 hours ago||I didn't realize Guardians of||
I didn't realize Guardians of the Galaxy was on the same level as Justice League or X-Men. Shit, it's not like I asked "Who's Spawn???"
Plus, it was a joke, bro. Assuming anything with GOT is not Game of Thrones.
|20 weeks 15 hours ago||What makes you think there||
What makes you think there will even be an explanation?
|20 weeks 17 hours ago||What's GOTG? Game of Thrones||
What's GOTG? Game of Thrones Game?
|20 weeks 17 hours ago||Answer||
Michael B. Jordan was in Friday Night Lights!
|20 weeks 17 hours ago||YOU JUST DID||
YOU JUST DID
|20 weeks 17 hours ago||I literally shit my pants||
I literally shit my pants after reading that!
|20 weeks 17 hours ago||The actors don't either||
unless they were comic book fans growing up.
When January Jones was cast as Emma Frost in First Class, she said she had never read a comic book in her life. After the movie was released, she said she still hadn't.
|20 weeks 17 hours ago||MICHAEL B. JORDAN IS A STAR||
MICHAEL B. JORDAN IS A STAR DAMMIT!!
|20 weeks 18 hours ago||STOP TRYING TO MAKE SENSE OF||
STOP TRYING TO MAKE SENSE OF THESE CASTING CHOICES AND JUST ADMIT THEY ARE AWESOME FOR NO REASON
|20 weeks 18 hours ago||I'm sorry, but there's no way||
I'm sorry, but there's no way you can square this being "true to the comic book" with these casting choices. I'm sure it will still be a good movie, but staying true to the comics is clearly not the studio's priority.
|20 weeks 18 hours ago||Would you even want Galactus||
Would you even want Galactus in a movie? He's such a hard character to pull off or do the right way. Avengers had "Thanos" set as the villain for the sequel and then realized, Uh no one knows who Thanos is and how the fuck do we do Thanos anyway?
Same reason you'll probably never see Darkseid or Apocalypse in a movie without it bordering on ridiculous.
|20 weeks 18 hours ago||Casting isn't based on||
Casting isn't based on appearance or if someone is a good fit for the role. It's based on who is a "hot name" at the time. Both Alba and Mara were considered "hot" names when they were cast. It's the ever-changing "It Factor" in Hollywood. When an actor gets it, they'll get cast in a role they would have never gotten ten years ago or ten years from now.
|20 weeks 18 hours ago||Didn't they already bring||
Didn't they already bring Galactus into one of the movies?
|20 weeks 18 hours ago||.||
|20 weeks 18 hours ago||+1 for Honesty||
also +1 because Magnus
|20 weeks 18 hours ago||Exactly.||
When was the last time a comic book movie made sense?
|20 weeks 18 hours ago||Everybody seems pretty cool||
Everybody seems pretty cool with it. My comic book junkie friend wrote "Diggin these choices!" as his facebook status. I guess I'm old -- I don't even know who two of the actors are.
|20 weeks 18 hours ago||Red Tails...||
|20 weeks 18 hours ago||Also||
Doctor Doom might be a woman.
|20 weeks 18 hours ago||Yep. They sure||
Yep. They sure are.
...according to the comics, anyway.
|20 weeks 18 hours ago||Kate Mara's probably the most||
Kate Mara's probably the most "famous" of the bunch. Michael B. Jordan's claim to fame is that he played a character on The Wire and made headlines when Andrew Garfield suggested Spider-Man should be gay and Michael B. Jordan should play his boyfriend, "M.J."
As for the other two cast choices, yeah I have no clue either.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||This||
Oh my god This x 1,000,000,000,000
|20 weeks 6 days ago||So Manball is now back to||
So Manball is now back to being pejorative?
God this fan base is fickle as fuck.
|21 weeks 11 hours ago||My bad.||
I didn't realize the Pistons had celebrities.
|21 weeks 13 hours ago||Vent||
MOTHERFUCKING SNOW EVERYWHERE WHY CAN'T I WALK TO THE DOWNTOWN DOWNTOWNY PLACE GRRR SOO ANGRY AND MAD STUPID SNOW WHY DO YOU HAVE TO SNOW EVERYTHING THIS ISN'T SOME JOHNNY DEPP MOVIE AND THERE ARE NO SLED DOGS WHYYY ARE YOU SO COLD OMFG STFU SNOW I DON'T EVEN WANT TO HEAR YOUR STUPID SNOWY REBUTTAL WHEN I ASK YOU RHETORICAL QUESTIONS
Oh wait, I'm on the West Coast. Nevermind.
|21 weeks 14 hours ago||Slightly better gif||
|21 weeks 14 hours ago||This will absolutely never||
This will absolutely never happen, but if it did OMG YESSSSSSSSSSSS
|21 weeks 1 day ago||Oh LAWD! What will Gus||
Oh LAWD! What will Gus Malzahn do now???
|21 weeks 1 day ago||"Fast paced offenses are cool to watch"||
That's because you're a spread zealot no foolies, Seth!
|21 weeks 1 day ago||Just curious, why are so many||
Just curious, why are so many people (Michigan fans) saying we have to go after this kid? Is it because his afro reminds people of Denard?
|21 weeks 1 day ago||I like where your heart is||
but honestly it's not that hilarious.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||If that was true Michigan||
If that was true Michigan State would have been out eons ago. There's no way a kid goes to a school where the head coach dissed on his mom to her face.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||I wish it were that easy, and||
I wish it were that easy, and you might be right. However, something changed when Malik's parents went from "Michigan is #1 on his list" to "I just wish he'd go out of state." It's likely Malik eliminated Michigan from his list, told his parents that he was going to MSU, and his parents were heartbroken.
Yeah, I mean, Michigan still has a possibility here. It's just the faintest possibility in my opinion. I wouldn't get your hopes up.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||lol Cardale Jones||
Buckeye fans are never going to live that one down.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||Exactly. It's MSU or OSU at||
Exactly. It's MSU or OSU at this point. FSU is too far, according to his dad.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||No way||
does Michigan have anything more than the faintest possibility here. Both he and his dad have Michigan fourth on the list. At this point I'd say either his parents cave and he ends up at MSU or he goes to OSU because both his mom and dad like it (despite being Michigan fans).
|21 weeks 3 days ago||Damn it, I was so happy about||
Damn it, I was so happy about this news until I heard about his dad. Hope he gets to spend some much needed time with his family. Sad news.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||Wait, wearing pajamas to work||
Wait, wearing pajamas to work is weird?
|21 weeks 3 days ago||My money's on Baylor.||
My money's on Baylor.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||Reading that made me think,||
Reading that made me think, and this is totally out there, but if Holgersen has a terrible season this (4-8 or worse), would WVU consider rehiring RR? The Gibson hire feels like a prelude.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Hmm...||
Anyone else think that maybe Brandon Brown's persistence is the reason why heavy-leaning recruits are cooling on us?
JUST KIDDING GUYS!!!
Thanks for all your hard work, Coach Brown.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||I wrote that while someone||
I wrote that while someone was posting about Pallante, just after the thread was started. I suppose I could have edited it into something else to save face, but that wouldn't be honest, would it?
I posted just after he posted his and it became a discussion, which is pretty much what I wanted. Unless there's some way I can delete my comments untimely redundancy, I have No complaints.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Is that Rich Rod on||
Is that Rich Rod on Halloween?
|22 weeks 1 day ago||So how long until the "Moe Ways||
So how long until the "Moe Ways to Score" meme gets rolling?
"How many ways can Michigan score?"
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Yup.||
|22 weeks 1 day ago||No love for Brady Pallante?||
No love for Brady Pallante?
|22 weeks 1 day ago||POUR SOME PEPPER ON||
POUR SOME PEPPER ON ME
|23 weeks 4 days ago||In related news||
Gopher QB Philip Nelson is considering Rutgers as a landing spot.
Not quite sure how that will work eligibility-wise, but according to NJ.com, the Big Ten's strict rules about transferring in-conference don't apply because Rutgers doesn't technically join until July 1. That, and they don't play Minnesota until 2016.
|23 weeks 5 days ago||USC's QB depth is INSANE||
Watch him get stuck behind two guys for a year and then transfer. Book it.
|23 weeks 5 days ago||Best wishes, guys! HOWEVA||
More space for recruits!
|23 weeks 5 days ago||It was always fun to scream "RAOWZ" while drunk||
We hardly knew ye.
|23 weeks 5 days ago||WELL AT LEAST THEY'RE||
WELL AT LEAST THEY'RE TRANSFERRING BECAUSE OF DEPTH/PLAYING TIME AND NOT BECAUSE OF PROGRAM DIRECTION RAISINS!!
|24 weeks 19 hours ago||Not surprised. Much of||
Not surprised. Much of Schofield's solid play was overshadowed by Lewan's celebrity and the problems on the interior of the line.
In my opinion Schofield is a first-rounder in his own right, but I agree with a lot of people here that he probably won't get selected that early.
|24 weeks 2 days ago||My first thought was||
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Actually I took the name||
Actually I took the name "Decatur" from a clans post MVictors did a while back.