in town for free camps
|2 hours 40 min ago||etc, etc, etc.||
Don't forget the always-classic and incisive "I don't care if they wear pink tu-tus as long as they win..." comments.
|3 hours 13 min ago||just happy there's an end in sight for apparel-related threads||
Well, then you're bound for disappointment, because when Nike comes out with some new idiot alternative unis for Michigan—as they surely will—there will be no end to the threads, comments, meltdowns, and expulsions to Bolivia.
|3 hours 15 min ago||wait what?||
There's something besides MGoBlog?
|5 hours 4 min ago||Here's a serious Darwin Awards competitor||
CALAIS, Maine (AP) — A 22-year-old man who was drinking and celebrating the Fourth of July tried to launch a firework off the top of his head, killing him instantly, authorities said Sunday.
Devon Staples and his friends had been drinking and setting off fireworks Saturday night in the backyard of a friend's home in eastern Maine, said Stephen McCausland, a spokesman for the state Department of Public Safety.
Staples, 22, of Calais, a small city on the Canadian border, placed a reloadable fireworks mortar tube on his head and told his friends he was going to light it, McCausland said. But his friends urged him to stop.
"Apparently, he thought that was a great idea," McCausland said. "His friends they thought dissuaded him from doing it, and the next thing they knew, he ignited the fireworks and he was killed instantly."
Staples's brother Cody told the Daily News of New York that he was a few feet away when his brother lit the firework and was the first to come to his side after it exploded.
"There was no rushing him to the hospital. There was no Devon left when I got there," said 25-year-old Cody Staples, who called it an accident.
"Devon was not the kind of person who would do something stupid. He was the kind of person who would pretend to do something stupid to make people laugh," he said.
|5 hours 26 min ago||"She described the events as “heartbreaking.”||
Since when is improving the gene pool heartbreaking?
Assuming this numbskull hasn't reproduced, he's a finalist in the 2015 Darwin Awards.
I think he might have been related to this guy: http://www.moron.com/worlds-drunkest-man/
|2 days 46 min ago||Bucket, you say?|
|2 days 2 hours ago||I don't think she even noticed||
Our previous dog was a chocolate lab, and I'm only now realizing how amazing he was—not only did thunderstorms not bother him at all, but he actually liked to be outside with us on the lawn watching the fireworks across the street. He wasn't deaf, but I guess he was just so laid back that it didn't faze him. I think our current dog's reaction is far more typical.
|2 days 5 hours ago||My dog is already so flipped out by fireworks in the distance||
that the poor guy was shivering and panting in terror inside the house last night. There's an annual impromptu unofficial fireworks display in the small neighborhood park across the street from our house, and there's no escaping the noise. I'm putting him in the car and taking him someplace as far away from the noise as I can tonight. Which means no booze for me today. My liver will thank me, and so will my dog.
|2 days 5 hours ago||OSU is supposedly Butler's "dream offer"||
and Scout is quoting him as saying "Arizona State is my number one school right now," but the always infallible Crystal's Balls are saying Michigan?
That's what I'd expect from Crystal.
|2 days 22 hours ago||Minnesota managed to have the lowest amount of arrests at 1||
That's why the term "Minnesota Nice" exists, I guess.
|2 days 22 hours ago||From the Department of Redundancy Department||
"consistently dominating on the field is something he needs to show more consistently."
|3 days 3 hours ago||Meat is murder||
Tasty, tasty murder.
|3 days 3 hours ago||he could appoint Drevno or Durkin to the HC position||
If Harbaugh is as successful as we all hope, plenty of Michigan fans will feel jilted as hell if he leaves after four years for the NFL. I think the vast majority of Wolverine fans expect he's here for the long haul.
|3 days 4 hours ago||"it is not designed for use beyond four years."||
That won't go over well here if that remains true.*
*Unless the unthinkable has happened and he's not successful.
|3 days 4 hours ago||The Big Ten connection to Charlie Sanders|
|4 days 1 hour ago||Feuerstein's role is a departure from a concierge doctor||
Nice coup to get him.
|4 days 1 hour ago||MGoMoobs||
|4 days 1 hour ago||"That culture doesn’t exist in Akron. I don’t know why.”||
Just guessing, but it might have to do with the fact that Akron is 495-518-36 since its start in 1891, with exactly one conference championship to its credit.
It also doesn't help that its new stadium—InfoCision—sounds like a school where you learn how to conduct a bris.
|4 days 23 hours ago||I just went to the football games as a social event||
The first question was "where did you go to high school."
|4 days 23 hours ago||Kevin Love?||
He played bass in the Beach Boys, right? Or was it drums?
|5 days 16 min ago||"When are you a cupcake?"||
My wife would want to poke out the eyes of anyone stupid enough to ask her that.
|5 days 1 hour ago||Grosse Pointe South (grad '71)||
We were members of the old Border Cities League at the time (w/ Monroe, Lincoln Park, Royal Oak Dondero, Highland Park, Wyandotte Roosevelt, and Dearborn Fordson)
I didn't play varsity, but I think Royal Oak and Fordson were the strongest teams back then. We weren't the worst, but middle of the pack, I think. We would have been better if the district hadn't been split into GP South and North in 1970; combined we might have had a strong team.
Needless to say, Grosse Pointe has never been a hotbed for football anyhow. However, if underage drinking had been a varsity sport, South would have been a state power.
|5 days 1 hour ago||so I don't even know the answer to the question.||
So you don't know what high school you went to?
Or you didn't even attend high school?
|5 days 3 hours ago||this is a different time and era regarding media||
Which is why I've always believed that Bo was fortunate to have coached before the advent of the internet and social media. If he'd had to deal with Facebook rumors and players tweeting their dissatisfactions with the coaching staff and endless MGoBlog posts analyzing and criticizing his third-down strategies and punting decisions, his bad ticker would have exploded by 1975.
I'm not endorsing Bo's attitude toward the press, nor Harbaugh's apparent disdain for Cowherd (haven't watched it and don't plan to); in general, I don't believe it benefits any coach to have acrimonious relations with the media. The old-school expression is "don't ever pick fights with somebody who buys printing ink by the barrel" and I believe it's true with respect to modern digital media.
However, like Bo, Harbaugh simply doesn't give a shit what people think of him, whether they're in the media or not. He's going to do what he wants, and other people have to deal with it. Unsuccessful coaches can't get away with that attitude, but winners always have and always will. Victories buy you a lot of leeway.
|5 days 3 hours ago||Harbaugh had an important mentor in dealing w/ the press||
From Sports Illustrated, September 14, 1981
"O.K., from a distance Bo comes on like a yahoo. And that's Bo's public image. He has had horrible problems with the press, which has this nasty habit of wanting to talk to him when he loses, his mother's advice notwithstanding. But even if the media's timing were better, it probably wouldn't make much difference, because Bo hates the press. Not just a little. A lot. The Voice of Michigan Football, Bob Ufer, says he has tried to get Schembechler to be nicer to the media. "But he told me," says Ufer, " 'Bob, if I win, I don't need the press, and if I lose, they can't help me.' " Ufer defends Schembechler, whose record at Michigan over 12 years is 114-21-3; Bo's teams have won the Big Ten title twice and tied for it seven times.
Says Ufer, "Bo has two categories of things in his life: what matters and what doesn't matter. What matters is football. What doesn't matter is everything else. Bo is the kind of guy who is so dedicated that he doesn't realize how he's coming off." So while some coaches like to go out and drink with sportswriters, Bo would prefer to break out in warts.
Until a couple of years ago, he would routinely storm out of press conferences, kick reporters out of the sessions ("Don't be offended," says one of Bo's friends. "He'd kick Millie out, too"), make himself unavailable and order his players not to talk. Talking very softly once at a press conference, he was asked to speak up. "I'm speaking as loudly as I can," said Bo softly and arrogantly. And in a memorable set-to on Oct. 1, 1979, Schembechler gave an absolutely unnecessary push to a publicity-seeking college newspaper reporter.
Yet too much is read into all this. As Don Canham, athletic director at Michigan, says, "Bo is oblivious to life."
|5 days 5 hours ago||the stuff that make people wanna rethink where they go smh||
I don't savvy twitterese, especially when spoken by kids... can you translate exactly what Falcon means?
|5 days 17 hours ago||Anybody who thinks these look good||
Has no business dressing themselves in the morning.
|5 days 22 hours ago||"the Crystal Ball is an M blowout"||
"The check is in the mail."
"I'll work on it over the weekend."
"I'll respect you in the morning."
|6 days 4 hours ago||They weren't playing just chess, they played Harbaugh Chess||
If you lose a pawn, you have to do ten pushups. Lose a rook, bishop, or knight, you do fifty pushups and 100 situps. Lose your queen and Jim gets to take a shot at your solar plexus while your mouth is full of milk. Lose any milk and he gets another swing.
|6 days 4 hours ago||This is an ostrich pillow||
|6 days 5 hours ago||Mo, you can get a bit of home here||
or here: http://www.germanpark.org/
|6 days 22 hours ago||"Hi, I'm Phil Mickelson and I Have Psoriatic Arthritis.||
I'll bet you $1000 that Enbrel will help your symptoms too. If I win and you refuse to pay up, my buddies Vito and Rocky will pay you a friendly visit."
|6 days 22 hours ago||My source is the same||
If your source actually exists, he's a blabbermouth who should be fired.
|6 days 22 hours ago||If it ain't broke, don't fix it||
Jim Hackett ain't broke.
|1 week 29 min ago||Return to Rigel to inform the bug people of our weaknesses.||
|1 week 1 hour ago||“This time, I learned, don’t mess with a beaver.”||
PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) – Two Oregon hikers who were assaulted by a beaver after they climbed onto its dam have been hospitalized for injuries incurred during the rare attack, law enforcement officials said on Friday.
Clayton Mitchell, 23, told the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office that he and a friend had been hiking along a river near his central Oregon home on Thursday when they climbed onto a beaver dam.
A resident beaver emerged from the dam, knocking Mitchell into the Deschutes River and trapping his friend, 31-year-old John Bailey, in a tangle of submerged logs, according to the sheriff’s department incident report.
After Miller contacted the sheriff’s department for help, deputies called upon search and rescue volunteers to locate Bailey.
Searchers heard the trapped man call for help, but he freed himself and climbed out of the river just as deputies discovered his location, the report said of the incident, which is virtually unprecedented in central Oregon.
“I was just getting off shift when the report came in, and I didn’t believe it,” Deschutes County Sheriff’s Department Lieutenant Joe Deluca said.
“I’m a city boy from the East Coast, and every day in Deschutes County I learn something new,” Deluca added. “This time, I learned, don’t mess with a beaver.”
Mitchell and Bailey were both treated for non-life threatening injuries and are expected to recover. There was no information available on the status of the beaver, the sheriff’s office said.
|1 week 3 hours ago||I have had some great inside sources to the AD||
Who exactly? Why should we believe you?
|1 week 4 hours ago||Are you describing an ex by chance?||
Thankfully no, but I'm old enough to have heard lots of stories about exes who fit that description perfectly.
And yes, the same basic personality description applies to plenty of guys, too.
|1 week 4 hours ago||Wut||
Wyatt Shallman is "extremely elusive" in the same way that John Navarre was "fleet of foot."
|1 week 5 hours ago||Anybody who wants Texas in the conference is an idiot||
Texas is the incredibly narcissistic high- maintenance crazy hot chick who thinks the entire world revolves around her and her "needs," won't ever stop talking about herself, and isn't nearly as smart as she thinks she is.
Not only that, the sex is mediocre at best.
|1 week 2 days ago||In general I think family matters are best kept private||
but the problem here is that the communication environment is entirely asymetrical— Pipkins (or any player) is free to comment all day long about a health-related issue, while the coaching staff is prevented by confidentiality rules from saying anything in public.
If, for example, the coaching/medical staff confirmed the assertion that Pipkins has sustained multiple concussions, that would justify the apparent decision to suggest he end his playing career. We're not likely to get any such confirmation or denial of any specifics, so speculation reigns supreme.
|1 week 2 days ago||Hitler-loving communist fanatic||
I knew there was something I didn't like about Saban, but I just couldn't put my finger on it....
|1 week 2 days ago||For every action there's an opposite & equal reaction||
Yesterday the mindless Harbaugh idolatry that's been the norm here for many was replaced by an equally mindless rush to judgment on the part of some that JH is a slimy roster manager no different from Nick Saban.
The truth resides in neither extreme.
|1 week 3 days ago||Not since JFK's assassination||
have four seconds of grainy film been analyzed so thoroughly.
|1 week 3 days ago||Watch me wallabys feed, mate|
|1 week 3 days ago||Just encountered Johnson, Upshur, and Mitchell in the MDen||
Johnson is a very large man.
|1 week 3 days ago||Jim Harbaugh is the living embodiment of||
I yam what I yam.
|1 week 3 days ago||Well blow me down||
So who is Bluto—Dantonio or Meyer? Or is it Saban?
|1 week 3 days ago||Again with the wonky left arm||
Did Harbaugh injure it particularly gruesomely, or is this just an accident of photography?
|1 week 4 days ago||He looks like Popeye with the corn cob pipe too||
|1 week 4 days ago||What audacity.||
I'd call it brazen hypocrisy, but that's how the South rolls anyhow.
BTW, it's politically.
|1 week 4 days ago||There is nothing different or special about uniformz anymore.||
The powerful image-creation capabilities of design and illustration software combined with advanced methods of printing the images on fabric and curved plastic surfaces has now made all this complicated graphic stuff—much of which is visually lost to fans in the upper deck—commonplace and ordinary.
Less is indeed more. I just hope that Hackett and JH recognize that.
|1 week 4 days ago||most of you would prefer watching players run around naked.||
No, no, no... get it right, dammit!
The proper response is: "As long as they win, they can wear pink tu-tus for all I care."
|1 week 4 days ago||a Vegas tradition?||
"if they try to give you a chick, tell them you want the old dude whose been doing it for 60 years."
Well, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, I guess.
|1 week 4 days ago||Khalid who?||
Excellent recruiting work by JH and Drevno and Co. at the most critical offensive position.
|1 week 4 days ago||Didn't Sam Webb say this was a lock?||
Absolutely not, at least not in the last week or so and not this morning. In fact, he said today that if distance wasn't an issue, he thought Kareem would commit to Alabama. Apparently distance was said to be an issue, but obviously that didn't turn out to be the case.
|1 week 4 days ago||It was a good education.||
I don't doubt you at all, nor do I doubt Michigan has a good program. I was referring to the over-the-top hype about his ability to secure football commitments, which for a while was accepted as a given at MGoBlog.
|1 week 4 days ago||Kareem was one of the 4 remaining silents.||
"silent commit" is just a euphemism for somebody who isn't really sure they want to go to the school they're allegedly silently committed to. An oxymoron.
|1 week 4 days ago||thought U-M is a better business and sports management program||
Remember all the ridiculous hoo-ha about "Professor Needs-a-Raise" during the Dashawn Hand recruiting saga? Like he was some Alec Baldwin-like closer? Looks like he's batting a lusty .000 against Alabama.
|1 week 4 days ago||Welp this means that Hamilton is committing to Stanford||
I think Jay's tweet was about having a satisfying bowel movement today.
|1 week 5 days ago||Chrysler had their transmission turn to metal shavings||
I spent two very "interesting" summers working in the old crumbling Chrysler Jefferson Assembly plant in Detroit in '72 and '73. After seeing and experiencing how those cars were built, you couldn't have given me one for free.
|1 week 5 days ago||did this actually air on television||
To be honest I'm skeptical it ever was truly a commercial, since there's no on-screen text announcing what the make and model is, nor any voiceover. Why such a hilarious piece of dreck would have been made is a good question.... I wonder if it was something that was intended for Renault showrooms? Or maybe some wannabe MTV music video director did it as a sample of their directorial chops? The mind reels....
It's perfect for an MST 3000 treatment.
|1 week 5 days ago||Did anyone hear his update today (podcasts never play for me)?||
Sam said this morning Michigan is in a good position for Kareem, but he certainly wasn't gut-feeling it, and he did suggest that Alabama is a strong contender. I think he was referring to Kareem when he said that if Alabama was closer geographically that he would probably choose the Tide, but said that distance is a factor in his decision.
Listening between the lines, my interpretation of what Sam was saying was that he was optimistic, but would not be surprised if Kareem didn't commit to UM. Doesn't sound like it's a slam dunk for Michigan.
|1 week 5 days ago||The worst car ad in the history of television|
|1 week 5 days ago||The print campaign for the 2415 Centauri DX||
|1 week 5 days ago||Just don't understand why a King coach would troll us||
If he has as much dislike for Michigan as has been reported, it wouldn't surprise me at all.
|1 week 5 days ago||Many think his only legitmate source was Chris Singletary,||
and those people are complete fucking idiots who have no clue what Sam does and who he talks to.
|1 week 6 days ago||A podcast with LSU Freek||
that's simultaneous with a live stream of him creating a new piece of visual satire
|1 week 6 days ago||Bars is a prime candidate to be a 5th year tranny||
Blake might take exception to this characterization.
|2 weeks 20 hours ago||He's like the Grover Norquist of Michigan athletics.||
I'd say that Brian is the exact opposite of that little bearded parasite.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||This is a big nothingburger||
Any coach can offer a kid any time he wants to; it's not as though extending an offer to a kid while he's at another camp is something illegal or scandalous. Mark Dantonio doesn't have to ask anybody's permission to offer, and neither does Harbaugh.
Trying to make this into something controversial is like Joe Tiller's whining about a nonexistent "gentleman's agreement" in the Big 10 after RR got Roundtree.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Physically reminds me of Tom Brady at the combine in 2000||
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Interesting||
We watch a five-minute video of workouts focused on QB performance as well as game highlights of him lighting it up as a QB, and he will spend his senior season for Norco amassing additional gaudy stats playing QB. We haven't seen a single second of either practice film or game film of him on defense, yet we're assured that it's just as likely he'll play LB or safety in college.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Jim Harbaugh is the last person on the planet||
who needs some lame dumbass hype video. He is a hype video.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||People have forgotten||
that during Bo's glory years he was roundly despised by every other program in the conference. Ironically I think Woody was the only one who actually had any affection for Bo.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Rons' BBQ on Pontiac Trail||
Gotten carryout from there twice. Ribs and brisket first time and both were fantastic. Sauce was fabulous.
just got ribs the second time, and they were lousy—not much meat, very fatty, lots of gristle.
However, the worst ribs I've ever had by far were from the recently closed RUB place on State & Packard. Meijer's would have better stuff than they did.
I still mourn the closing of DeLong's.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||hard time wrapping my head around rationality of Syracuse||
I have a hard time wrapping my head around the rationality of recruiting in general these days—basketball, hockey, and increasingly football. I've basically stopped caring about UM hockey recruiting, and basketball is approaching "WTF I give up" territory for me. By all rights high-profile recruits ought to be beating Beilein's door down, but I think AAU and the lure of huge contracts that will in the end only go to a tiny number of kids have completely distorted the thinking process of both kids and their families. I'd say the same thing about the NHL and hockey. The idea that education is supposed to be involved is regarded as a quaint and ridiculous notion by large numbers of athletes and fans.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Foreshadowing recruiting my butt||
He's talking about putting money into low-risk stocks and bonds.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||My opinion||
Don't apologize for posts. If you think you need to apologize, then don't post.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||that is the feel I got from my source||
I hope you at least got dinner & dessert out of it.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||LOL comment there||
"Suspension is one option for the university, though I’m pretty sure they’ve already misspelled him."
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Strictly old school methods for me||
1. Add up the total number of letters in the recruit's name and divide by Avogadro's Number
|2 weeks 4 days ago||He's whoring for donations.||
Good point, but if Patterson had described it that way—"I'm in Dubai offering oral sex for donations"—at least it would have had the virtue of being honest.
Calling the trip "fact-finding" to "increase UT's marketing profile" is naked marketing-speak bullshit.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||he made competent hires; Charlie Strong and Shaka Smart||
He's going to drive them away too, unless he's fired first. Which should have happened yesterday.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Everything's bigger in Texas, including the assholes||
"Sources said Scott has struggled to find a Pac-12 school to agree to play in Mexico, in part, because of the security risk in taking student-athletes and fans into a country plagued with drug cartel violence... Patterson, however, said last month there’s a better chance of Texas playing a football game in Mexico by 2020 than the Longhorns facing Texas A&M."
"...there have been tens of thousands of dollars spent by Patterson on fact-finding trips to places such as Shanghai, China, and Dubai to increase UT’s marketing profile..."
What in God's name does Dubai have to do with UT athletics?
This guy makes Brandon look like Don Canham and Fritz Crisler. Holy hell.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||LOL Wangler that's gonna leave a mark.||
Justice was served, as they say
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Woodson was going to be fantastic because of his talent||
regardless of what went on around him, but he was helped immeasurably by a defensive line comprised of three guys who played in the NFL—Hall, Williams, and Steele—and a short, squatty fireplug at NT, Renes, who was All-American two years later. Not only did this DL make it extremely difficult for anybody to run on Michigan, they also relentlessly pressured opposing QBs, who were already facing the fact that half the field was taken away by Woodson's coverage. Getting our DL to be as dominant as the '97 DL is key to how well our overall defense will play, and to how effective Peppers will be.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I had us last year at 10-3 with a win over an SEC team||
I don't think it's the case that you don't know shit—as a former recruiting staffer for UM you certainly know more than you imply—but optimism can get the better of anybody's prudent judgement.
I'm saying 8-4 which will disappoint plenty of people who unrealistically expected 10-2, but by the end of the season we will look magnitudes better than at any time since before Carr retired.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I don't think those balls are going to tell us much||
They don't look like crystal to me. Kinda dangly too.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||"and not really interesting in the least."||
and yet you've posted comments extolling the excitement of Ultimate frisbee.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I stared directly at Wiltfong's balls searching for satisfaction||
Somebody needs to retweet this to Wiltfong
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I don't speak Twitterese||
Can you translate what looks like undecipherable gobbledegook?
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I believe Hedison is in his 80s now,||
If we get any more flooding here in A2, it makes sense to get the guy who starred in "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea."
|2 weeks 5 days ago||It's David Hedison||
|2 weeks 5 days ago||will be recreating the OJ Simpson Bronco chase,||
Quit drinking and go to bed.
No weed, either.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||MGo502BadGateway.com||
Brain Cook will rue the day he refused my advice to replace the MGoserver hamsters with capybaras.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Bo's ghost would entertain everybody at night,||
I volunteer to entertain Mrs. Harbaugh while Jim's on the road.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||In other news, ESPN is also reporting||
Baylor has inducted Dave Bliss into its Hall of Fame and will be erecting a 24'-high statue of him outside the Ferrell Center.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||This is awesome||
I can get 502 Bad Gateway even faster!
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Another story on that page is so Florida|
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I'm going to enjoy the 49ers implosion||
although schadenfreude in too much quantity is fattening.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I don't get the "analyses" of this kid||
You've got the dimwits who look at his HUDL highlights and conclude that he needs work on "change of direction," and then this bit of genius:
"Viramontes rushed for 354 yards, threw for 235 and accounted for eight touchdowns. When you look at his size, athleticism and toughness, it's easy to see why a lot of schools feel he's best suited to play on the defensive side"
Maybe it's just me, but when I see a QB amass 589 yards and 8 TDs and look at his size, athleticism and toughness, the last thing I think of is sticking him on defense. Seems to me he has the potential to be a game-changer at the single most important position on any football field.
I know he's said nice things about being willing to play anywhere at UM, but let's see how he feels after he's completed his third season racking up huge numbers as the starting QB at a high-level school in a football-rich state and has continued to get offers from Power 5 programs to play QB. In February of 2016 will he really be totally fine with getting his head beat in at LB or getting occasional snaps at H-back when he could be the The Man in the offense for a number of Power 5 programs? I'm guessing that he's going to want to play QB, and if he feels he's unlikely to get a serious shot at doing that here, it's not out of the question he could consider other programs. If he still stays solid to UM regardless, he's an unusual kid.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||genuinely begrudge people with the temerity to attempt to tackle||
I'd love to hear Bob Ufer use that line.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I'm not sure where that criticism came from; it's pretty random.||
"Random?" You're being diplomatic.
I'd say it's fucking stupid, but I'm just some knucklehead on a blog so what do I know.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Like a fashionable restaurant you can't always log onto Mgoblog||
Bingo. The more you can't log on, the more you want to. It taps into a very perverse side of human nature—what we can't have, we want more of.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Change the name to MGo502BadGateway.com||
Over the last decade and a half I've been on many, many hundreds, perhaps even thousands, of different websites of all kinds for work and pleasure—e-commerce large and small, news and information websites, entertainment sites and blogs, political blogs major and minor, sports websites and blogs, photo sharing sites with millions of images, etc etc etc—and there isn't a single one I've ever come across with even a fraction of the constant and ongoing performance issues of MGoBlog. I'm fortunate that none of the sites I have to use for my business have these issues, because I'd be up shit creek until I found an alternative.
I concluded a long while ago that Brian actually likes it as a quirky marketing differentiation— when 502 Bad Gateway shows up, it means big news. Otherwise, the fact that it hasn't been solved makes no sense, especially given the owner's educational and professional background. If there is something singularly unique about MGoBlog that makes it unusually vulnerable to server issues that affect no other websites or blogs in a similar manner, I'd love to know.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I'd be surprised if he committed to UM||
to play anything other than QB.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||LOLWUT Scout's evaluation of him||
"Areas to Improve: Change of Direction"
Any alleged recruit analyst who watches even two minutes of his HUDL highlights and picks that out as "Area to improve" is better suited to delivering pizza.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Shonte never got a lot of playing time||
???? He lettered three years—'91-'92-'93—started 19 games in his junior and senior seasons, and is credited with 108 tackles and 7 interceptions.
As far as doghouses go, Moeller was the head coach while Shonte was playing, not Carr. The trouble he got into was after his senior season, when he fired a gun several times at somebody he thought was breaking into his car. Turned out it was plainclothes cops investigating car break-ins, and Shonte's car was one of those that had already been broken into. He was convicted of felonious assault, and it's probable that it cost him a chance to be drafted in the NFL, which is how he ended up in the CFL.
He's fortunate he didn't kill anybody.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Abigail Ratchford||
I think that's the latest in animatronic sex dolls. Lots of plastic there—if it got too close to a flame it'd probably explode.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||The coach is a knucklehead and will surely be fired||
but having the police investigate seems like ridiculous overkill to me.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||FWIW, the Bentley athletic data website lists Tyrone Sr||
as 6'-1". I've been close to him at the UM Ferry Field track, and Ty Sr. is an immense human being as it is.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||That must be the "Make Yourself Look Huge" Instragram filter||
Holy freaking crap. Is he standing on a box? Is Dad standing in a hole? He makes his father look small. He looks a full 12 inches taller.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||235 to 286 sounds impressive||
but is it a good weight gain?
|3 weeks 4 days ago||By beating North, no less :)||
As a graduate of GPS, beating North makes me smile.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||as enlightened adults we should just mind our own business||
Are you saying that adults shouldn't even read her tweets? What's the purpose of social media then?
There's a vast difference between simply reading somebody's tweets on one hand and responding with creepy commentary on the other. It's a distinction that many don't seem to get. Regardless, if somebody doesn't want any scrutiny of any sort, then stay the hell away from social media.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||if I post links to your daughter's social media pages?||
My daughter recently closed her FB account and isn't on twitter, so go ahead. Even if she was still on FB, she's old enough to know absolute privacy on social media is a fiction.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||should let recent grads lead their lives w/o the hyper scrutiny||
This is like somebody who continually walks around in the nude inside their house with all the shades up and the lights on complaining that the neighbors can see them in the nude.
Don't want hyper scrutiny of your tailbone boo boos? Keep it off the very public medium of social media.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||WD will eventually get his due||
as SID with the Michigan athletic department.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||An amazing photo||
|3 weeks 5 days ago||stars increase your overall harbaughness.||
Not only that, but harbaughness increases your stars.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||He'll be up to 4||
by the time his senior season is done
|3 weeks 5 days ago||just watched the ESPN documentary on Secretariat||
After he was put down, and the vets discovered that his heart was 2 1/2 times the size of his competitors. That's a big engine stoking those muscles.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Either Johny Orr was really tall||
or Bill Frieder is 5-9
|3 weeks 6 days ago||overly generous use of the Saxon genitive last thing we need||
What's your beef with my testicles?
|3 weeks 6 days ago||This is what John Lennon made possible||
If he hadn't taken up with this pretentious, screeching, no-talent hack, we'd have been spared this ridiculous art poseur crap:
|3 weeks 6 days ago||This is like George F. Patton quoting Oscar Wilde||
Hard to think of two more dissimilar personalities than Harbaugh and Lennon.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Is Mgofish legit?||
Yeah, he's been real legit for ages.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||"it's RR recruiting all over again" is an overreaction at best||
It's also just plain stupid.
|4 weeks 1 hour ago||people felt secure enough to tell their bosses their ideas suck||
LOL. Early in my working career I was "laid off" twice, and the specifics of my job performance were never mentioned. In both cases it was clear to me that I had failed the most important job performance metrics—never fail to kiss your boss's ass, and never breathe a word of criticism. I suck at both, which is why I've run my own business for most of the last 32 years. I can tell my boss he's a cheap idiot who doesn't know fuckall about anything, and my job is still secure.
|4 weeks 4 hours ago||Nepotism is the DeBartolo family practice||
Edward DeBartolo Sr. bought the 49ers in '77 and gave control of the franchise to Eddie Jr. He bought the Penguins around the same time and installed daughter Denise as owner and president.
When Eddie Jr. got into trouble with the feds, Denise bought control of the 49ers in 2000. Son Jed (born in 1980) graduated from Notre Dame about 2002, and after working on Wall Street for one year, he quit his job and was installed by mom Denise as Director of Strategic Planning, probably when he was 23 or 24. At the age of 28, Jed was installed as President of the 49ers in 2008. These positions were given to him in spite of the fact he had exactly zero meaningful experience with the game of football previously, either as a player or as a water boy/flunky.
I'd bet a big box of money that Jed York is your typical rich kid who's been given important jobs by his parents—arrogant, entitled, clueless, and convinced that he's in his position out of merit instead of because of who his parents are.
He's the antithesis of Jim Harbaugh, who didn't even get a scholarship offer from Stanford even though his dad had been a coach there for the last two years of Jim's high school career in Palo Alto. Jim didn't start his coaching career at the top as a head coach in the NFL or even as an assistant, but toiled for 8 years as an unpaid assistant to his dad at Div-1AA WKU, basically learning the coaching profession from the bottom up. He paid his dues both as a player and as a coach, something that a rich punk like Jed York would have no conception of.
While in principle an employee in any organization should pay appropriate respect to his boss, the field of professional sports—especially a brutal, physical sport like football—is one in which credibility from paying-your-dues experience is especially important. Jed York has none. Assuming that the basic story is accurate, I'd guess that Harbaugh already figured he was going to leave the 49ers and basically didn't give a fuck about the repercussions to his position with the franchise.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||when he tackles kids, they seem to stay tackled.||
That's my reaction too. When he gets a chance to get squared up with the ball carrier, they go backwards when he hits them.
It'll be interesting to see what happens when he gets another two stars during his senior season and gets offers from other SEC programs, as will surely happen.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Dytarious reminds me of Ian Gold but a little bigger.||
If the stats up at UM's database are correct, Gold was taller but Johnson is a bit thicker. They've got Gold listed as 6-2/195 as a freshman, and 6-1/213 as a senior. Rivals has Johnson at 6-0/215. But the speed and quickness are both very reminiscent of Ian.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Seems like he's on his heels rather than toes||
Please let Harbaugh know. Looks like the staff made a big mistake in not noticing this.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||greatest war experience was being captured by Americans||
You've got an interesting family history there!
When I was in art school at UM one of the shop staff was a German guy who was a boy in the Berlin area at the very end of the war. He said many German soldiers were frantically searching for American units to surrender to because they knew their fate with the Yanks was going to be far better than if they were captured by the Russians. The latter essentially meant certain death in horrible POW conditions, assuming they weren't shot immediately after capture to begin with.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Amazingly enough, I think I've found||
the record of the LCT my father-in-law was on:
Not 100% sure since there are no photos, but regardless it's an amazing thing to have so much data online
|4 weeks 2 days ago||There's no way I'd stick him on defense||
I think he's too dangerous with the ball in his hands. His size, speed, and ability to accelerate out of quick, fluid cuts reminds me a bit of Desmond Howard.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||My father-in-law was in the second naval wave at Omaha||
He lied about his age and enlisted in the Navy in 1942 at age 17. He ended up on an LCT MK6 and participated in the second wave assault at Omaha beach. They were taking on troops and mechanized units from the larger transport craft and ferrying them to shore. He never talked about what he saw until the 50th anniversary in 1944, which was the first time I'd ever seen him break down in tears. It still stuck with him all those years—watching all the LCTs on either side of them getting blown out of the water, but he was lucky and made it through. He said the worst part, though, was the fact that they were under strict orders not to pick up any men on the beach—as soon as they disgorged their cargo, they had to pull up the ramp and get back to the main transports for another load... which meant that injured or panicked troops were pounding and screaming for them to let them back on, but they had to ignore them and leave them in the surf.
He's in the front row immediately above the white vertical stripe on the ramp.
At some point, my FIL adopted a small dog and he named it Meatball. I doubt Meatball was at Normandy, but I don't know whatever happened to him.
This shot is presumably well before the landing.
At some point after the beachheads had been solidified, they got some shore leave, and eventually he got to see Paris.
He just celebrated his 90th birthday, and he's still going strong. Pretty good for a poor Mexican kid from Detroit's southwest side. He's a hero in my book.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Great ending to the article||
"This is wrong? This is not wrong. Talk to a father named Rodney Muterspaw, as I did Thursday at Chatard, and find out what this camp means to his kid. His kid won't play for Michigan. His kid, an offensive tackle named Matt, has an offer from Valparaiso. An offer from Michigan isn't coming. Matt Muterspaw knows that. But still he wanted to come to this camp, wanted it badly enough that his father drove him two hours from Middletown, Ohio, to make it happen.
"He's a huge Jim Harbaugh fan," Rodney Muterspaw told me. "He just wanted to be instructed by the Michigan staff. It's a lifelong dream of his. Coach Harbaugh said hello to him and took a picture with him. To a kid who loves Michigan, that's a big deal. If your kid has a dream, you owe it to him as a parent to do whatever you can."
That's one way of looking at these satellite camps. Nick Saban has another way of looking at it. I'm a father of teenage boys myself. Guess whose view I find ridiculous."
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Jeebus, that's pretty damn white.||
In rural areas it's known as "fishbelly."
|4 weeks 2 days ago||"Right now, I weigh about 360"||
Welp, so much for Sam Webb's assertion that Onwenu wasn't any heavier than 315.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Jim needs to hit the weight room and get some more sun||
In other words, his upper body looks too much like mine.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||But it is indeed a word.||
This is one instance in which the dictionary definition is far inferior to what the word seems to mean.
"He was so drunk that he didn't notice the toilet seat had been liberally coated with vaseline by his nemeses in the adjoining dorm room, and promptly discommoded himself when he sat down."
|4 weeks 3 days ago||He reminds you of a young Gayle Sayers?||
I'm not saying Enis doesn't have nice promise as a running back, but WTH?
Sayers's legendary exploits were notable for his ability to make people miss with tremendous juking ability in close quarters in combination with fantastic quickness and great open field speed. The only thing that Enis shares with Sayers is the open field speed. There is little indication in his junior highlights of either unusual juking ability or unusual quickness.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Harbaugh must be ashamed of his legs||
there's no other reason to wear full-length khakis in Alabama in June.
The long-sleeve shirt is also kind of weird in that climate. I wonder if he's trying to lose weight by sweating it all off.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||The Mad Magicians of 1947 in a runaway ballot victory||
followed by Ty Cobb, Jack Johnson, Secretariat, Babe Ruth, Sugar Ray Robinson, Joe Louis, Hank Greenburg, Jack Dempsey, Jim Brown, Bennie Friedman, Tom Harmon, Wilt Chamberlain, Oscar Robertson, Ernie Banks, Mickey Mantle, Gordie Howe, Rocket Richard, Terry Sawchuck, Ron Kramer, Ron Johnson, Peter Snell, Roger Bannister, Sir Edmund Hillary, Tenzing Norgay
|4 weeks 3 days ago||This is great stuff||
UM has a wide range of academic involvements with the city of Detroit, and it makes makes perfect sense for athletics to be part of the mix.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||When has a recruit ever made a surprise pick that shocked people||
About as many times as when the recruit who says that "academics are really important to me" picks Michigan.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Petty ass people||
I prefer Magnus's pretty ass people.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Phil Steele||
Forget his endlessly touted predictions record and player analysis—he exaggerates his prowess with the former and the latter is generally superficial. IMHO the much bigger value of his yearly CFB publication is just the sheer quantity of statistical stuff.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Harbaugh is his own marketing department,||
That's the bland condensed version for the phone book. The full description is Harbaugh is his own unstoppable FTL fusion-powered all-spectrum gravity-amplifying berserker marketing machine.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Is not something I take outdoors.||
I hope it's wash 'n' wear.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||So all of you who are fine with this||
Do you think Harbaugh should just assume that Mike is going to be part of the class and not recruit anybody else for that position? Or should Harbaugh make the assumption that he's not really committed in any solid sense and keep recruiting for that spot?
|4 weeks 5 days ago||"He would be considered a project for that alone."||
Isn't it kind of unusual for a "project" to be rated so highly? When I see the term "project" it's normally applied to some guy with unusual physical attributes—great speed, height, weight, etc—who doesn't demonstrate any particular aptitude for the nuances of the game. Seems like Onwenu is a bit more than that from what I see and read.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||FWIW, Sam Webb says Onwenu is nowhere close to 365||
Asked him this morning about whether 365 is an exaggeration, and he said he thinks that figure is a typo, it's so far off. He says Onwenu is probably around 315, and perhaps as "low" as 305. He was very adamant about this, so I'll trust Sam's gut about the size of Onwenu's gut. Perhaps Mike doesn't have so much bad weight to lose as might have been assumed.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||When national championships are on the line||
The Wolverines trump all pro sports.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||College sports is growing increasingly strange||
A brave new world.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Forgot pic.||
Just google Anna Song.
Not gonna be a good look in few years. Gravity always takes its toll.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Valassis, Dominos, University of Michigan, Toys R Us||
One of these is not like the others.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||You'd better check yourself, before you wreck yourself||
George Jones would have eaten people like Chesney for breakfast, washed him down with a quart of rye, and still kicked his ass with real goddamn country music, not the suburban, pickup-truck-with-cup-holders-and-heated-seats-crap that passes for C&W today.
Robbie Fulks said it another way: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7e9D9NcGis
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Forget Incognito—the far more disquieting thing about this||
is that Magnuson goes to Kenny Chesney concerts.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||What a surprise.||
You're whining about somebody pointing out objective reality.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Some other folks didn't buckle up on June 6||
which was the beginning of their long retreat to Berlin and defeat.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||And then.....||
I love how that nerd splayed in the dirt gets his noggin whacked by the underside of the merry-go-round
|4 weeks 6 days ago||It seems like I see Sparty's name everywhere||
It's irritating, but when you consider that these kids were 10 years old the last time Michigan was clearly the better program, it's not surprising. One last-second win sandwiched between a bunch of ass-kickings will do that.
|5 weeks 3 hours ago||I never take TV college football commentary very seriously||
and I thought May and Holtshtshs yelling at each other was entertaining more often than not, even if one or both was being an idiot. I generally liked May's commentary anyhow.
Davis was the straight guy trying to keep it from going completely off the rails, like Will Farrell's Alex Trebek dealing with Sean Connery and Burt Reynolds.
Galloway is awful, Kanell is blah, and I've never heard of Virk. Unless there's some sort of entertaining chemistry between the three, I have no reason to even think of watching them.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||look at post & tell me you don't feel bad about yourself.||
Amazingly, I looked at the post and don't feel bad about myself in the slightest. Maybe that's because I only give a shit about how Michigan athletes play, not how they look.
You're trying to insinuate that there's some perverse aspect to this, but do you honestly think it's the only time in sports history that male athletes have posed shirtless? Does all of it make you feel bad about yourself?
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I would think after seeing all the OMG shirtless pix||
of Michigan football players over the last few years displaying their gunz and pecs and abs with very little to show for it on the field that there would be much less excitement about how jacked Michigan athletes look. There's no direct correlation between pecs, prison abs, and victories.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I thought I answered this same question here weeks ago||
1. Tenured skirt-chasing art history professor with a drinking problem
2. Gun-running and white slave trade
4. Architect specializing in high-end homes for the filthy rich
5. Skirt-chasing sculptor and printmaker with a drinking problem
6. Writer of science and history non-fiction
7. Skirt-chasing science-fiction writer with a drinking problem
8. Wildlife biologist studying wolverines and other western critters
10. Hermit living in remote Utah canyon country
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Formerly Life Chiropractic College||
So all the players are chiropractors? I guess that means they don't need to hire team physicians.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Start a bar rather than be an attorney||
So you'd rather work in a bar than be admitted to it?
|5 weeks 2 days ago||I just don't like the sport.||
What did you expect? Your comment was the equivalent of attending a wedding reception and making a toast saying "I don't know why anybody would get married, but good luck anyhow."
I have zero interest in soccer as a sport, but if Michigan's soccer team was having success and a thread was created to celebrate it, the last thing I would think of doing would be to post a comment saying "I just don't like the sport." If I did, I would expect the same reaction to my comment that yours got and I sure as hell wouldn't complain about it, either.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Grizzly Peak||
was the first microbrewery in town, and its original owner (who sold out to the current owners before it really got off the ground) was instrumental in persuading the Michigan legislature to change the laws that had formerly made brewing on-site in a restaurant illegal.
This original owner was from the Bay area in CA, and he chose the name Grizzly Peak because a mountain (I'd call it a hill myself) by the same name is just north of Berkeley.
I think GP's own beers are fairly pedestrian, but they carry some really interesting stuff from other places on their rotating taps. I have regular summer business meetings with a colleague at their outdoor tables.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||WAY less responsive than the average private business||
I'd like to have you make that assertion to the typical Comcast customer and see their reaction.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||My home state of Utah might have the worst||
it's kind of sad, considering how f*cking beautiful Utah is.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||The Oregon flag||
has the U-M hockey wolverine/beaver on the reverse side.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico||
|5 weeks 3 days ago||LOL those Jordans||
they look like platform shoes from the '70s.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Why would somebody with the last name of Trickle||
name their son Richard?
|5 weeks 3 days ago||a monster would tell new parents their baby looks like an alien||
I guess that means my wife and I are monsters, because we both agree that in the first few minutes after our daughter was born—after a 36-hour labor and difficult birth—she looked like E.T. because her skull had been so laterally compressed during delivery. Seriously, when she first appeared I was petrified because I was convinced her brains had been squished to a pulp based on how her skull was shaped.
The delivery room nurses assured me that her skull would "round up" quite quickly, and they were right. Nature is amazing.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Even more obligatory|
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Love that old-school Browns logo/mascot||
MGrow, how about putting it on the Browns helmets?
|5 weeks 4 days ago||I hope that JP is able to not respond to Valenti||
There is no value, advantage, or benefit from Peppers or any other player—or coach, for that matter—getting into social media slapfests, especially with clowns like Valenti.
Bo used to say "nothing good happens after midnight." The 2015 corollary is "nothing good happens on Twitter."
|5 weeks 4 days ago||"i think the big story here is harbaugh was seen in pubic"||
That would be a big story. His jorts must have been too short.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||"Pretend inferiority and encourage arrogance" -Sun Tzu||
"Act like your own shit doesn't stink and be arrogantly dismissive of your rivals." — typical college football fan
The honeymoon is certainly an advantage for Harbaugh... if Hoke or RR had said something like "We're not the big kid on the block, MSU is." people around here would have crapped their pants and then broken down the doors to A2 Torch & Pitchfork.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Not questioning whether this will be the basic look||
but there's no way that's the actual game jersey—there isn't enough nearly enough material at the shoulders to fit over the pads. This is basically a sleeveless workout shirt.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||CTE is bad enough for anybody||
but it's especially awful when it affects former Wolverines from any era.
Considering what the future had in store for him, Lytle might have been lucky to pass quickly before he got to the point of not knowing his own family or who he was.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Russell Westbrook||
I don't know anything about what he's designed, but regardless one guy ain't "many."
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Many current athletes are going into fashion design||
|5 weeks 5 days ago||I'd rather have Pitt in the BIG than Rutgers||
No, I don't give a shit about having a footprint in NY
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Pitt a 2nd-rate program that's been a joke for quite some time||
Pitt 2008-2014: 52-39
Michigan 2008-2014: 46-42
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Wut||
Q. What idiot in his right mind gives a fuck about getting "a close-up view of Lions players leaving and entering the locker room?"
A: Only those weirdos hoping to see naked players inside as the players leave and enter.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Everybody thought he was a stud, except for me...||
I've shared your skepticism about Green from the beginning, too. I've never seen anything either in his HS highlights or in college that shows he's a real difference-maker. Hope he proves us both wrong.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||"They are shorter, so they do not stab you in the cervix..."||
Words I never expected to read on MGoBlog, but then each day can be a surprise around here.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||"They don't owe fans or schools anything."||
So much for "The Team, the Team, the Team!"
|5 weeks 6 days ago||No||
A billion times No.
What the hell is wrong with you people? A bunch of giddy middle school girls squealing about that dreamy new teacher wouldn't be any more embarrassing.
|6 weeks 13 hours ago||It grinds my ass that the site of Owen's feats||
will soon be a mundane parking lot.
|6 weeks 15 hours ago||I believe this will happen just like the Lions winning the SB||
You're comparing being a fan of Michigan to being a fan of the Detroit Lions?
|6 weeks 1 day ago||The hyperbole and panic in this thread is incredible.||
It's no more "incredible" than the ridiculous, sycophantic HARBAUGH!!! HARBAUGH!!! HARBAUGH!!! idolatry that's characterized this place since he was hired. They're just opposite extremes, and entirely predictable on the internet.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Harbaugh is a jalapeno pepper.||
Huh.... I've always thought of JH as a smoked chipotle myself.
More seriously and FWIW, Sam Webb has been saying for a while that Harbaugh and staff are having to play catch-up because as a staff they don't have nearly as many recent established relationships either with players or HS coaches.
On top of that, many of those relationships that do exist are either with players/coaches in the far west or the deep south, and getting more than a handful of those kids to Michigan is difficult even in the best of times.
While there are some general similarities between Harbaugh and Bo, one huge difference is exactly what they came with to Michigan in terms of recruiting advantages. Bo had spent virtually his entire career coaching in the football hotbed of Ohio, and it was entirely natural that he would recruit that state like gangbusters, along with the staff he brought with him. He also had the initial advantage of no scholarship limits to constrain him, and it wasn't hard at all to persuade an Ohio kid to make the 2-3 hour drive up north.
Harbaugh, by contrast, has spend his entire head coaching career in California, with the last several years in the NFL. His own existing HS contacts would be almost entirely out west, and he's got scholarship limits that Bo didn't have to deal with.