I did not make this headline up
|8 hours 9 min ago||IBD||
|6 days 7 hours ago||Well||
this was a dong punch of a newsbreak. What the f are we, Ohio State now?
Which one looks better? I'd say the first one. That one is badass.
|1 week 6 days ago||When will people get it??||
It's TOO EARLY!
|1 week 6 days ago||Curse of Borges||
This is admittedly a really good point, but is a kid really doomed to fail just because Borges recruited him? Seems a little memeish and distanced from reality. Speight is only a RS freshman at this point and could potentially have four years of being tutored by Harbaugh rather than Borges.
How is this a knock against Speight? Lots of QBs train with a private QB coach to get better and get more exposure. And that happens in high school, college, and the NFL. Also, lots of parents who see potential in their kid pay for private lessons or put together highlight reels. I feel like your assessment of Speight is a little unfair.
|1 week 6 days ago||This is about as well-reasoned as anything||
|1 week 6 days ago||Hey, I'm 6'2"||
Sure, I think it's tall enough, but I'm not an NFL scout, and apparently people knock on 6'2" guys because it's not "prototypical" height (which is what, 6'4"? bfd). Of those four QBs you mentioned, only really two are franchise QBs in the NFL. If Malzone is the next Brees, then I say hell yeah. But what if Speight or Gentry is the next Luck?
|1 week 6 days ago||I just figure people haven't||
I just figure people haven't had their coffee yet.
Look, we're not talking about who the actual starter is... at least, I'm not. Obviously, in that sense, it's way too early to know. Okay, yeah, I'll grant that we haven't seen much of Malzone or Speight beyond high school highlight tape, but to be fair, we haven't seen much of Peppers beyond high school highlight tape either (he wasn't exactly Mr. Impact last season), and everyone seems to think he'll start for sure based on that.
Really, I was hoping the discussion would go this way naturally, but I guess I'll just come out and say it: Which would you rather have as the starter: a 6'2" accurate guy who has the potential to be the next Drew Brees or Tom Brady, or a 6'6" beast who looks like Harbaugh could make him into the next Andrew Luck?
I'm really torn on it. I want to give the nod to Speight since he's had the benefit of redshirting and getting through a year of physical training. I don't feel too great about throwing Malzone to the wolves as true freshman, either. But if Malzone is really Mr Accurate and he's ready to play then hell fuck yeah I want that guy as the starter.
Obviously whoever gets chosen will be OK because of Harbaugh. No one is questioning that. (At least, again, I'm not.) If anything strikes me as pointless, it's the "Whoever Harbaugh" and the "Too Early for My Brain to Even Think about this" responses. Those things don't contribute anything to the discussion other than to hurr hurr mgosnark. Excuse me for wanting to talk about football and there being barely anything to talk about.
|1 week 6 days ago||David Brandon was the OC all along||
The offenses were "handcuffed by David Brandon"? Now there's a hot take
|1 week 6 days ago||Hi Magnus!||
Thanks for the comment.
I think it's at least based on some information. After all, even Brian had mentioned it on a blog post recently:
|1 week 6 days ago||sigh||
Hoping for some actual football discussion on Monday, but I see it's going to be one of "those" threads instead. Carry on
|1 week 6 days ago||Too early?||
What's wrong with at least broaching the subject?
I realize the season is a long ways away, and we will probably add 10 more QBs before then. But I mean hypothetically, if it came down to Malzone or Speight, who would you choose? I think that's not a too OT topic for the Mgoboard.
|1 week 6 days ago||haha definitely true, thanks||
I didn't mean it as a joke, that was just my most outstanding memory of his play at QB over the past 2 years
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Serious question||
is Morris a bust?
|4 weeks 6 hours ago||"I'll believe it when I see a||
"I'll believe it when I see a direct quote."
You're setting yourself up for disappointment. Crystal Ball to M is 7%. The recruiting guys aren't very optimistic.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||It's Happening||
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Brian,||
I don't want to be that guy but
I think you meant "When I write a thing of..."
|5 weeks 4 days ago||threadworthy||
"So you think you're threadworthy? Run down your case for me again."
|7 weeks 4 days ago||*sees ken725's avatar*||
Ah. So this is Grumpy Howbow's take.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Or, to put it another way||
Don't worry, be happy
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Wait||
do you mean Kevin Sumlin going back to Purdue won't be that big of a deal?
I DON'T KNOW WHAT ANYTHING IS ANYMORE
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Well||
Mondays are clearly not the best days to post things
|8 weeks 6 days ago||HawkeyeNation||
ran something about this about a month back (LINK), though I don't think the picture is a month old. If it is, apologies!
|8 weeks 6 days ago||You clearly||
have a lot going on
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Bigger than Harbaugh?||
or not as big? Stoops has a national championship to his name. It would at least be on par with OSU hiring Urban Meyer, imo
|8 weeks 6 days ago||It's actually 2020||
but I think you're making a funny
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Kyler Murray||
Texas and Strong are going after Murray hard. He's an in-state guy who most fans want because he's the type of player Mack Brown would have passed on and then go on to win the Heisman at another Texas school. It would be a bigger deal (from a Texas perspective) for Strong to get a homegrown five-star like Murray rather than keep a pro-style four-star statue like Gentry.
Right now Gentry is Strong's consolation prize if he can't flip Murray, but if he loses both, there is going to be serious egg on his face.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Also||
that "Blue Know It" segment is a year old. It's about Brady v. Manning in the AFC championship
|9 weeks 2 days ago||re: Russell Wilson||
Russell Wilson transferred from NC State, bro
|9 weeks 6 days ago||What an ass||
JFK said the same thing about Marilyn Monroe, but I think he meant something different.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||I really hate that attitude.||
"When else in life will he get to experience something like this?"
So that makes it okay? I really hate it when people say it's cool if a kid wants to milk the attention he's getting. Here's a thought: how about some fucking humility? Yeah, you're a highly rated football stud, but you go out and shatter your femur, muck up your knee, etc., nobody will want anything to do with you. Don't feed the beast that makes it that way.
If he's genuinely torn, that's different. If he really wants to wait and make his decision after a few weeks of careful thought, I'm cool with that. But to say it's cool for him or anyone to be a primma donna is not something I partcularly dig unless they come to Michigan and back it up in a big way. So in general I'm only cool with it after the fact, not before.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||It's||
Big TENNNNNN, not Big TEEEEEEEN
Big Teen implies a slightly older Honey Boo Boo.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Well, duh.||
The Big Ten > The SEC
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Damn it.||
I was hoping he would just re-commit to us now and be done with it already.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||I chuckled when reading your comment||
because I initially read it like this:
"What a tool. He says NFL coaching is an unending grind and... What a tool."
|9 weeks 6 days ago||I like Frank Caliendo||
Some of his impressions (Madden, Gruden) are a riot, others not so much. He continues to work on it, and hey, if the guy can give a few people a chuckle, what's so wrong about that? Lighten up, folks.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||You'd think if anyone could||
You'd think if anyone could understand and/or sympathize with Harbaugh, it'd be Jimmy Johnson. He won big at Dallas and got pushed out because he didn't get along with the owner. Then he goes back to a place he was familiar with and the people rejoice at his homecoming. Sound familiar?
But no, he has to hang out with Urban Meyer, King of the Douches, and then say things like this. F you, Jimmy Johnson.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||It's a Texas sports news outlet (HOUSTON NO LESS)||
Are you surprised that it's sanctimonious?
I mean, for Christ's sake, the article has "roars into Houston with Heart" in the title.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||oh BUURRRRRNNNN||
|10 weeks 7 hours ago||No, it's Webbber.||
With three B's.
|10 weeks 7 hours ago||Not enough B's Magnus||
|10 weeks 7 hours ago||Roy deserves better than Mike Leach.||
Leach will be gone in 1-2 years and Manning will be kicked to the curb along with the rest of the staff. Here's hoping he can do well enough to be retained by the next coach, who hopefully is defensive-minded.
Good luck, Roy!
Also hoping he comes back to Michigan someday. Dude is awesome.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||The butthurt on this thread||
The butthurt on this thread is both surprising and not surprising.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Just like EG amirite?||
Just like EG amirite?
|10 weeks 5 days ago||....||
Yes it does. Meyer can point to his national championship and say, "Ohio State is the only Big Ten program to win one of these in the past decade." Michigan has no response other than, "We're building to that point."
|10 weeks 5 days ago||WTF||
How blind are you? Can you seriously not see how Ohio State winning a national championship may be a bad thing for their arch rival?
|10 weeks 5 days ago||For the last time||
Ohio State and Meyer winning a national championship IS NOT GOOD FOR MICHIGAN!!!
For the love of Christ, people! HOW CAN YOU NOT GET THIS IN YOUR FUCKING MINDS?
Meyer will use his national championship win against Michigan in recruiting. Until Harbaugh beats him or wins a Big Ten championship or a national championship, we are fighting an uphill battle.
How anyone can think that Ohio State winning it all somehow helps the Big Ten is beyond me. If I'm Kirk Ferentz, Darrell Hazell, Tim Beckman, or Mike fucking Riley, I'm shitting in my pants right now. Jim Harbaugh will be competitive at least, but those guys don't stand a fucking chance.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||This x 1000||
I'll never understand why people think Ohio State winning a national championship somehow helps the other Big Ten teams, let alone Michigan. Meyer will just use it against everyone in recruiting that his program is the only one in the Big Ten to have won a natty in the past 10 years.
The rest of the Big Ten should be on fucking suicide watch. They're the ones who have to play this asshole every year and his lights-out recruiting classes.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Jeez||
Talk about counting your chickens before your eggs hatch.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Harbaugh will rue the day he||
Harbaugh will rue the day he rooted for Ohio State. Rue the fuckin day.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Dang||
I was really hoping Kentucky would get him.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Webb visit||
Are we absolutely sure we can get Sam Webb to commit to Michigan? I mean, Bama and OSU are just so impressive right now
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah, my first reaction was||
WELL, FREEP, GUESS IT'S ALL OUT IN THE OPEN NOW
Mark Snyder was a Spartan lover the whole time, OMG WHO KNEW!!!!!!!
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Bo Pelini||
I absolutely love his passion. Reminds me of another Bo.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||(No subject)||
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Why is this bullshit even a thread?||
Sam Webb confirmed. SAM WEBB.
EDIT: Now both Sam and Brian have printed retractions.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||But... you did a Hello post, Brian.||
First Marrow, then that bogus PI flag pickup in Dallas, and now THIS?!??!?!?
Et tu, Brian? ET TU!?!?!???
|11 weeks 6 days ago||True.||
When you put it that way, maybe I'm overreacting.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||I'm more bummed about losing Turley (if true)||
I've been on the DJ Durkin train for so long that getting Lance Anderson too just seemed kinda crazy. So as long as Durkin comes I'll be fine.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||It's just frustrating because||
It's just frustrating because we swing and we miss but when Ohio State swings they get everything they fucking want.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Not funny||
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Do we know for sure that||
Do we know for sure that Turley isn't coming? I get that Marrow was up in the air so that's not a surprise, but Turley... man, everyone confirmed. Brian did a Hello post, fergodsakes!
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Well, at least Brian didn't||
Well, at least Brian didn't do a Hello post.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||This is very good.||
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Helmet stickers||
We are not Ohio State.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||To the OP||
How many times must we tell you:
JIM HARBAUGH WAS PLAN B!! (David Cutcliffe was Plan A. We whiffed on Cutcliffe and had to settle for Plan B.)
Hopefully he'll be good...
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Harbaugh was our undisputed #1?||
I thought that was David Cutcliffe. Harbaugh is Plan B.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Remember this bit?||
WHY WOULD HE GO BACK TO COLLEGE? HE TURNED DOWN TEXAS, HE TURNED DOWN USC. HE NOT GOING BACK TO COLLEGE. MICHIGAN IS NOT A GREAT JOB. HE NOT GOING BACK TO COLLEGE.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||You sound like you are Gregg||
You sound like you are Gregg Henson's marketing rep.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||I don't know, man||
Something about "Former Heisman candidate transfers from Ohio State to Duke" just seems like it would surprise some people.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||No.||
He'd be a grad student. Eligible to play immediately anywhere. The only caviats are that OSU would have to approve the school he's transferring to and that school must have a graduate program that OSU does not. (So pretty much anything amirite? BOOM ROASTED)
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Weeks?||
No way "Braxton Miller to Duke" has been around for weeks
|12 weeks 4 days ago||JUST LINK AND BLOCKQUOTE PLZ||
JUST LINK AND BLOCKQUOTE PLZ
|12 weeks 4 days ago||This week has been awesome.|
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Not surprised?||
|12 weeks 5 days ago||TURN DOWN FOR WHAT BWIM BWEM BWOM|
|13 weeks 4 hours ago||(No subject)||
|13 weeks 4 hours ago||(No subject)||
|13 weeks 4 hours ago||WOOO||
|13 weeks 15 hours ago||HOW CAN YOU SLEEP AFTER THE||
HOW CAN YOU SLEEP AFTER THE NEWS THAT JUST BROKE THIS EVENING
|13 weeks 15 hours ago||(No subject)||
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Jinx alert indeed.||
Do we as the Michigan fan base forever blame Seth if now it does not happen?? That shirt could possibly be the Mother of All Jinxes, man!
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Schiano is a great fit for Pitt.||
Read that again, a GREAT FIT for Pitt. That they're not even going to interview him makes absolutely no sense.
As much as I want Narduzzi out of East Lansing, I can't see Pitt's rationale here. At least the fans are none too pleased (about Schiano not getting a shot). Schiano might not make sense for Michigan, but he makes a ton of sense for Pittsburgh.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||(No subject)||
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Good God||
how badly does Sam need to take a nap?
|13 weeks 6 days ago||OMG FINE HERE IS YOUR LINK|
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Dear Pitt,||
If no on Schiano, PLEASE HIRE NARDUZZI!!!!!!!!!!!!!
|13 weeks 6 days ago||A wise man would advise not||
A wise man would advise not to buy season tickets until/unless Jim Harbaugh is hired.
Sadly I am not a wise man.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||My feelings about Pitt right||
My feelings about Pitt right now
|14 weeks 5 days ago||If this thread somehow jinxes||
Harbaugh into not coming, I will murder the OP.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||lol nice sig you got there||
lol nice sig you got there
|15 weeks 4 days ago||(No subject)||
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Re: This Harbaugh Fellow||
Hmmm I'm not so sure. What are his qualities?
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Hi, Brian!||
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Cumong, man.||
First, Marcus Ray is a defensive guy. So what if he's nostaglic about the offense that was run when he went to school there? He, like everyone, wants Harbaugh. If Ray somehow helps convince him to come, I'm all for it. His opinion on the spread is just an opinion. Just like yours, mine, or Brian's.
Let's not forget that we all love the same team here. Show some respect and try not to be so divisive.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||No.||
No, because it would quickly turn into a pissing contest. Brian would argue that Ray is living in the past, and Ray would argue that Brian doesn't know what he's talking about because Brian never played football.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Is Marcus Ray actually on the search committee?||
I know he said on Sam Webb's show that he was a part of a ten-person conference call with Jim Hackett, but does that necessarily mean he's part of the headhunting group?
|15 weeks 6 days ago||I personally think Brady Hoke||
I personally think Brady Hoke is done coaching for good. I see no reason why he would take the job at Oregon State when he loves Michigan more than he loves coaching. (OK, that might be debatable.) Couple that with the fact that Michigan plays Oregon State in 2015. Hoke has shown himself to not be bitter. Why would he coach against Michigan if he could avoid it?
|15 weeks 6 days ago||I feel like we're headed for||
I feel like we're headed for a letdown/meltdown of massive proportions in the (very possible) event Harbaugh does not come back to Ann Arbor. Our entire fan base will be put on suicide watch.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||+5||
GTFO OF HERE WITH YOUR GOD DAMNED WELL THOUGHT OUT RATIONAL OPINIONS. THIS IS THE INTERNET FERGODSAKES
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Well said.||
This was a great post and the OP should be proud.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||I'm guessing Harbaugh won't||
I'm guessing Harbaugh won't be offered more than $4 million. That's Urbz salary and 2x what Hoke made.
I'm also guessing the "source" of the rumor that Harbaugh will be offered $8 million was the random internet guy's left butt-cheek.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||I'm not a spread zealot.||
I think any offense can work in college football when it's doing what it has set out to do. Spread, pro-style, wishbone option, all viable forms that can create big plays and be fun to watch.
I'm also not a HUNH zealot. I see the benefits of the huddle. That being said, I would like us to not be the 2nd slowest team in the nation, especially when we're losing.
Whoever they hire I'll get behind, eventually. Go Blue.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Upvoted indeed||
You sir are a scholar and a gentleman.
Glad to see you can take a little gentle ribbing.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||But it's over THERE!||
|16 weeks 6 days ago||wooooo IBD||
|20 weeks 1 day ago||You need to title the thread||
You need to title the thread "Bleacher Report: Mike Shanahan wants to..."
That way, people will know this isn't serious.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||And yet (some) people still||
And yet (some) people still want to hire Pat Fitzgerald to coach Michigan.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Look at that hair!||
What a hippie!
|25 weeks 5 days ago||Will someone please||
video record the rally plz?
|25 weeks 5 days ago||Still no signatures from Brian or Ace||
|25 weeks 5 days ago||fyi||
As someone who works in marketing and handles emails for a CEO, "Please, just stop" is language that frequently gets dismissed. I doubt if Brandon will actually ever see this.
Try something like this instead: "I have thus decided to forgo any further purchases of Michigan football memorabilia or my renewal of season tickets."
That's an attention grabber.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||"Conflict of interest"?||
Brian has said and written "F**k Dave Brandon" both here on this blog, in podcasts, and on the radio. I think the ship has sailed on him remaining unbiased at this point.
Frankly, I would be shocked and disappointed if Brian and Ace did NOT sign the petition, given how they clearly feel about Brandon being AD.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||Re: "Aggressively Reasonable"||
For the record, I believe Hoke should be fired. His mishandling of the Morris injury situation was beyond atrocious. I don't think I need to say any more than that.
However, if I remain Aggressively Reasonable, as Brian puts it, will I be banished to Bolivia? I'm no fan of Hoke or Brandon at this point and I was the guy who started the "the Program will Burn Down to the Gwound" thread as a joke that got deleted, but generally I tend to take a moderate view of things. I don't think there's necessarily anything wrong with being Aggressively Reasonable, and I think it's healthy for the MGoCommunity to have that voice every once in a while.
Yes, here, at this moment, it doesn't really apply. Hoke and Brandon have made me, who tries to be reasonable and always give guys a chance and the benefit of the doubt, completely lose all faith in them as leaders of the program. But I mean going forward, I'd like to stay reasonable and not get punished for it.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||I can't even imagine what||
I can't even imagine what it's like to be a senior on this doomed squad.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||Can one feel embarrassed when||
Can one feel embarrassed when one has stopped caring?
|27 weeks 3 days ago||I wouldn't say it's the||
I wouldn't say it's the "biggest," but it's definitely a must-win.
|27 weeks 3 days ago||Vegan girlfriend||
does not approve
|27 weeks 5 days ago||Re: better pair||
If our coaching staff is so good, then why aren't we awesome?
|27 weeks 6 days ago||smh indeed||
come on, thomas
|28 weeks 4 days ago||"Where's the line?"||
I'll tell you where the line is.
Brian had a baby!? I thought someone else posted the MGoNewborn thread.
|28 weeks 6 days ago||Re: Tempo||
I don't think Michigan necessarily has to go lightning fast, but they could go a little faster than a snail. I mean, I'm a supporter of the huddle (get the right call in), and tons of huddle teams break and snap the ball with :17 seconds left on the play clock. Michigan typically snaps the ball around :07 or :04. Yeeesh.
|28 weeks 6 days ago||My bad. Feel free to delete||
My bad. Feel free to delete the link and the post, if possible.
Edit: Thanks for the downvotes, folks. It was an honest mistake.
|28 weeks 6 days ago||Dan Enos anyone?||
Built a phenomenal OL at Central Michigan(!) and has a great OL coach. Also coached QBs and transformed Kirk Cousins into the Big Ten's best QB at the time. He also runs a pro-style offense and runs it very well. I watched CMU's last two games against Chat and Purdue and they were impressive. It wouldn't surprise me if Enos won the MAC this year.
Only downside is that he's an MSU grad and that might (read: would) rub people the wrong way possibly. But honestly, after all the "Michigan Man" b.s. over the years, does it really matter? He's competent.
|28 weeks 6 days ago||This X 1,000,000||
Gruden has his own TV segment and makes millions working for ESPN. He is almost universally loved for doing nothing other than being a likeable talking head. If he were to go back to coaching, he would risk all of that adulation because he might not be awesome. He has a pretty damn great life right now and I see no reason why he would ever give that up.
|28 weeks 6 days ago||Not sure how credible this||
Not sure how credible this is, but back in January, John Harbaugh (Ravens HC) apparently said he would accept the Michigan job if offered.
[deleted link to Ace Williams] - Zone Left
|29 weeks 1 day ago||Anyone watch the game?||
CMU pretty much MANBALL'd Purdue into dust.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||It was the local South Bend||
It was the local South Bend TV news website, WSBT. The link has since expired. The poll was taken back in early August (I think), I had it copy/pasted on my computer
|29 weeks 2 days ago||Boston College||
I'm surprised that one wasn't classified as "Most Irish"
|29 weeks 2 days ago||WOO POSBANG||
|29 weeks 3 days ago||I thoroughly enjoyed this||
I thoroughly enjoyed this post until the "Objects in the Rear View Mirror" section. That picture. WHY, BISB? WHYYYYYY?
Please let this be the last time the 2007 App State game is brought up on this blog.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||I always thought||
Fallon's bit was the Thank You notes.
|29 weeks 6 days ago||I'd hope you wouldn't be||
No, I wouldn't. But for a guy who hasn't really done anything, he sure does get talked about a lot. People call on Sam Webb's radio show and constantly praise Drake Johnson and their argument in favor him adds up to nothing more than "Give the kid from Ann Arbor Pioneer a chance!" It just strikes me as local nepotism.
Honestly it doesn't matter much to me who carries the ball, as long as they produce. But if you want my preferences, I'm going with the guys I got excited about when they committed.
|29 weeks 6 days ago||Re: Drake Johnson||
I'm actually not bummed that he didn't see the field until late. I know a lot of people have written off Green but I honestly prefer him as the starter given his pedigree.
I realize everyone loves Johnson 'cause he's a local boy, but if your starter is five-star Green, your back is a four-star #1 RB from OH, your third option is RS JR Justice Hayes (also a four-star), and your fourth stringer is a two-star from Pioneer, that's not terrible.
|29 weeks 6 days ago||Quit reminding us!||
Quit reminding us!
|29 weeks 6 days ago||"The one complaint."||
I have to disagree with this, because you're basing this criticism on 20/20 hindsight. If Gardner chucks it up, "see what happens" could mean an INT. I think he's been coached by Nussmeier not to make unnecessary throws. The draw didn't work but I think it was the right call. If you're carving up a team with passing, they're probably thinking you're going to pass on a third and long, in which case a draw makes total sense and has considerably less risk.
|30 weeks 6 days ago||AAARGH||
Needs to be a diary; also needs proper formatting for pleasant reading.
|30 weeks 6 days ago||MGoAddicted||
|31 weeks 4 days ago||Green doesn't look slow.||
Green doesn't look slow.
|31 weeks 4 days ago||I knew it. (Spoiler)||
I knew, or rather surmised, that BiSB would win by a landslide even before I voted for him, so the results didn't surprise me at all. He offers a highly balanced offense that can score and the best defense of the group. I kind of wish he had some depth behind Gardner in case the worst happens, but I really like his team from top to bottom, and he's not inflexibly attached to either manball or the spread.
Well done, BiSB.
|31 weeks 4 days ago||BiSB right now||
|31 weeks 5 days ago||YMRMFSPA||
I feel like the YMRMFSPA should be Caleb Terbush instead of John Navarre...
|31 weeks 5 days ago||And he wears #19!||
Classic QB number, amirite?
|32 weeks 6 days ago||Soooo much hype......||
Soooo much hype......
|32 weeks 6 days ago||Where is Kalis?! Good God,||
Where is Kalis?! Good God, man, lock down your f**king position already.
|32 weeks 6 days ago||Well, even Brian defended||
Well, even Brian defended Funk, so there must be something worth it.
|32 weeks 6 days ago||What's the point of getting||
What's the point of getting excited over five-star recruits if they can't even crack the starting lineup?!?! AKLSHDGIAHEIOGKJDLKGAJGI
|33 weeks 3 days ago||Or||
maybe it's next year's spring game, where they wear both.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||Space Coyote||
Gtfo of here with your sane and sensible logic.
|34 weeks 6 days ago||I found it hilarious not||
I found it hilarious not because Penn State selected a woman, but because Penn State selected Sandy Barbour.
Sandy Barbour is a terrible athletic director and has made every place she has been worse. She makes disastrous hires and then bolts before they crater. Practically every decision she makes is politically motivated (and I don't mean "office politics"). She practically destroyed Tulane's athletic department single-handedly and tried her best to unravel Berkeley. So, naturally, I'm thrilled that she's now the AD of Penn State, a place I hate with the fury of a thousand suns.
|36 weeks 3 days ago||Also||
|36 weeks 3 days ago||"per se"||
|36 weeks 3 days ago||Exactly this||
Meyer's a scumbag. How can anyone be surprised that he talks shit about Michigan to recruits?
I'm personally more surprised that a coach who won 24 straight games in his first two seasons feels the need to bash a program that is clearly struggling, instead of, you know, brag about being 24-0 for that time and 2-0 against Michigan. If Michigan and OSU were both undefeated and everything, then yeah, I could see the reasoning behind trying to get a few inches ahead. But this? You're 2-0 against Michigan, man. Get some ethics.
|36 weeks 3 days ago||Oh my God BOOM||
Oh my God BOOM
BOOM x 1,000,000
I mean, seriously, how can anyone think that Hoke blames the players when he fired his offensive coordinator?!
|36 weeks 4 days ago||Show me the mon-AY!||
|37 weeks 3 days 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.
|37 weeks 4 days 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.
|37 weeks 5 days ago||*sees post below*||
Et tu, SpaceCoyote?
|37 weeks 5 days ago||In other news||
Jon Gruden will coach Tennessee because he wore an orange tie!
|37 weeks 5 days ago||Obligatory||
|37 weeks 5 days 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.
|37 weeks 5 days ago||I'm surprised so many people||
I'm surprised so many people got trolled into actually answering this thread's question.
|37 weeks 6 days ago||Pfft. Like Ty Isaac was ever||
Pfft. Like Ty Isaac was ever going to go to Illinois.
|37 weeks 6 days 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.
|37 weeks 6 days ago||1) OSU 2)||
|37 weeks 6 days ago||WHO SPIKED THIS MAN'S TASTY||
WHO SPIKED THIS MAN'S TASTY BEVERAGE
|37 weeks 6 days ago||I negged you because you put||
I negged you because you put a "t" in front of OSU.
|37 weeks 6 days 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.
|37 weeks 6 days ago||The ND win usually ends up||
The ND win usually ends up meaning nothing if we lose to MSU and OSU.
|38 weeks 22 hours ago||I will kick off the drunkenness||
with this question:
Is it "FOOTBAW" or "FOOTBAOW"?
|38 weeks 3 days ago||RAOWZ||
I always liked RAOWZ. I hope he does well at CMU.
|38 weeks 3 days ago||Yes but||
Where is Tate Foricer???
|38 weeks 3 days 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.
|38 weeks 4 days ago||sigh||
No, he doesn't. Gardner's a legit QB.
Can we please put this to bed?
|38 weeks 4 days ago||FINALLY||
SOME GOOD FUCKING NEWS
|38 weeks 4 days 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.
|38 weeks 5 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.
|38 weeks 5 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?
|40 weeks 3 days ago||WOOOOOOOO||
|40 weeks 4 days ago||JABRILL PEPPERS||
JABRILL PEPPERS RELEASES NEW TOP TEN!
The list (in no particular order):
OMG I HOPE WE MAKE THE CUT GUYS
|40 weeks 5 days ago||I wonder what Kelly thinks||
|40 weeks 5 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.
|40 weeks 6 days ago||Oh great!||
A double post!
|41 weeks 9 hours ago||zing||
|41 weeks 9 hours ago||YEAH||
|41 weeks 4 days 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.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||NO WAY||
|41 weeks 4 days ago||Ok||
somehow my comment is not replying to the right person.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||Double post||
I no know why
|41 weeks 4 days ago||I so needed an excuse||
to post this gif somewhere
|41 weeks 6 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.
|42 weeks 3 days 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.
|42 weeks 3 days ago||I think that guy played for||
I think that guy played for BYU or UCLA.
|42 weeks 3 days ago||Isaac to M?||
Is this really happening?
|42 weeks 4 days ago||BOWER?!?!||
|42 weeks 5 days ago||Well, at least the MSU loss||
Well, at least the MSU loss was competitive.
|42 weeks 5 days ago||Kickstarter to hire back RR?||
I kid, I kiddddddd
|42 weeks 5 days ago||Seth and Brian would find||
anyone who didn't buy one...
|42 weeks 6 days ago||Agreed.||
Can't be surprised to see this after a 7-5 season like the one we had.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||Go Blue!||
|43 weeks 3 days 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.