|7 hours 36 min ago||0-7, avg. margin of defeat: 18.6.||
That's not good.
I hate UCLA in basketball as much as I hate Duke... I'll be surprised if we keep the margin under 20.
|10 hours 39 sec ago||Watson, Jackson, Peppers, OU guys||
As it's normally voted—i.e., except for 1997—the Heisman is one of the most ridiculous awards in sports since it automatically excludes half the players on the field regardless of how good they are.
|14 hours 52 min ago||Kiffin was born on third base and thinks he hit a triple||
He would never have gotten the Raiders gig if he weren't Monte Kiffin's son, and he would never have gotten the Tennessee and USC jobs if he hadn't been HC with the Raiders.
He's not a bad OC, but he's a dickhead who can't seem to stop looking for his next coaching gig as soon as he has a new one.
|15 hours 32 min ago||That's the situation that FSU was in||
Up until the time Bowden left WVU for Tallahassee, FSU was a football non-entity, and the Seminoles could have been expected to lose Bowden to a more prestigious program before long.
According to Bowden's wikipedia profile, "Bowden became the head coach of the Florida State Seminoles because the climate was warmer than in Morgantown, and because Tallahassee was closer to Birmingham, Alabama, where his mother and mother-in-law both lived... Bowden planned to stay only briefly before taking a better job, perhaps as head coach at Alabama... Bowden declined head coaching job offers from Alabama, Auburn, LSU, and the Atlanta Falcons."
|15 hours 45 min ago||"He can coach wherever he damn wants to"||
|15 hours 53 min ago||the worst season the Buckeyes have had since WWII.||
C'mon, you should know your own history better than that.
Fesler went 2-6-1 in 1947, and Woody went 3-5-1 and 4-5 in '59 and '66 respectively. And all three OSU squads lost to Michigan.
This is the same sort of historical revisionism as saying the 2008 Michigan team was the worst in our history. Our 1934 team was much, much worse by every measure.
|17 hours 8 min ago||Just like a Vlad||
Hasn't killed any journalists.
|1 day 15 hours ago||Did this year take the shine off winning a B1G title?||
|1 day 16 hours ago||he'd be in NYC this weekend.||
Lemme get this straight: you're saying that if Kareem Walker had signed with OSU, he'd be one of the 2016 Heisman finalists?
|1 day 16 hours ago||This is serious business||
|2 days 7 hours ago||100% agree that game was pivotal in history||
White dislocated his thumb in the second quarter, and didn't get back in until late in the fourth quarter. He was unable to get the offense to convert two crucial fourth downs in Pitt territory, and WVU wasn't helped by their kicker missing two FGs.
Whether Miles would have gotten the job here is open to debate, given the alleged resistance to him within the Michigan football community. Hoke had just finished a fifth unremarkable season at Ball St—his 12-0 season didn't happen until 2008—and I don't think the fanbase would have been enthusiastic at all about replacing Carr with him.
Which leaves Debord or Schiano? Ugh.
|2 days 10 hours ago||Oregon's defense was really bad last year too||
Still puzzled why Hoke took on this task for a head coach who was on the hot seat going into the season.
|3 days 12 hours ago||Should have retired after the Hunwick tourney run||
He'll be 77 tomorrow. Being a head coach at an elite program isn't an old man's game, and Red is old. Happens to us all.
Contrast this situation with Bo's retirement at just 60 yrs old. I know his health was a concern, but he also wanted to give Gary Moeller a shot at running the program. Why Red hasn't done the same thing for Pearson or Powers is puzzling, at least to me.
If Red wanted to retire last year but Manuel talked him into staying, that might suggest that a preferred successor wasn't ready yet...
|3 days 13 hours ago||Well, CMU is the pipeline to the NFL||
It'd be interesting to see what he could do as a full-time starter.
|3 days 13 hours ago||I'm sure everyone is relieved||
Then favor us with your informed views on the Taggart hire.
Opinions—it's what a blog is for.
|3 days 16 hours ago||The Harbaugh family coaching tree continues to grow||
Maybe this will lead to a Harbaugh satellite camp in Eugene...
Also wonder if USF will cast its gaze toward our QB coach...
CBS Sports is reporting that Matt Rhule turned down Oregon for Baylor.
|3 days 17 hours ago||Our rushing success was greatly dependent on downfield passing||
I don't think it's a coincidence that in our two losses we had trouble completing passes downfield. If Speight manages to connect more consistently with our WRs in Iowa City, it would have aided our running game and we probably win. Same in Columbus, although the culprits were mainly Speight's dinged-up shoulder and incompetent/biased refs.
It's unusual that we finished second in the conference in rushing—even ahead of Wisconsin—yet we didn't have a guy in the top ten in individual rushing.
Describing our OL as "mediocre" doesn't do them justice, but one of the characteristics of truly top-notch OLs is the ability to grind out first downs on the ground in critical end-of-game situations against capable defenses when all you need is to maintain possession for a few minutes to secure victory. We weren't able to do that against MSU last year nor against Iowa and OSU this year. That's the next step the OL needs to take, and there's no reason to think Drevno and Harbaugh won't make it happen.
As far as accumulating gaudy numbers against weak opposition goes, that certainly was the case all during the first ten years of Bo's tenure here. We weren't running for 300 yds per game against OSU or in our Rose Bowls.
|3 days 18 hours ago||"Pac-12 as a whole doesn't play a lot of great defense."||
Know what 1969, 1971, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1997, 2003, and 2006 have in common?
The entirety of the Michigan fan base in each one of those years claimed that the Pac-12 teams don't play defense. That they're soft and don't like to get hit. I've heard the same damn thing every freaking year we've gone to the Rose Bowl—it's a zombie meme that won't die.
Our offensive output in all those Rose Bowls against those weak, defense-averse Pac-12 teams?
3, 12, 6, 20, 10, 23, 14, 15, 22, 10, 14, 38, 21, 14, 18.
No wonder our record in those games is 4-11.
|3 days 18 hours ago||"he wanted to replace Wagner with Mark Donnal late in the game"||
SMH. Good thing JB listened to Donlan.
At this point, Donnal is what he is—he's not going to get much better with additional minutes.
By contrast, Wagner has tremendous upside but will only progress with substantial PT.
|4 days 8 hours ago||I am going to say this just once||
He already negged you, so it's your move. Bolivia would be a sensible destination, and permanently.
|4 days 9 hours ago||pulling leatherwood||
Sounds like another term for lemon party.
|4 days 9 hours ago||Thomas Rawls||
Coaching staff will finally see the light.
|4 days 9 hours ago||Don't know why they would do that.||
I hear Jill Stein is a big MSU fan.
|4 days 9 hours ago||I've watched this a hundred times||
and I still can't see any reason for him to have lost his grip on the steering wheel in the first place. It almost looks like he just threw himself out of the seat.
If it wasn't that, he's got a grip weaker than a five-year old. On top of that, the idiot wasn't wearing his seat belt.
|4 days 9 hours ago||Flies travel lightly at speeds like but not which light as fast||
I'm not familiar with this language. Is it Ohiostateian?
|4 days 11 hours ago||my daughter's Bat Mitzvah this weekend.||
If you ever have a son, it's rumored that Harbaugh can perform a top surgical-quality bris while throwing and catching footballs.
|4 days 14 hours ago||I achieved it without attending M university.||
Congrats on your financial success, but you missed a great time by not attending Miami. Oxford's a nice place, the campus is beautiful, and I hear the greek party life is awesome.
|4 days 14 hours ago||OSU has 8 committed players above McCaffrey.||
Welp, the only thing we can do now is fire Harbaugh, waive a white flag, and shut down the program.
|5 days 2 hours ago||The Heisman was created in the era before||
two-platoon football--everybody played both ways. That meant deciding on "the most outstanding player" was a legitimate goal. Since two-platoon football became common, the award devolved into one given to the offensive player with the most impressive stats, or to a QB on a highly ranked team. It automatically excluded half the players on the field: the defense.
Desmond Howard is one of the most deserving winners since two-platoon footall came about. Going by the original nature of the award, Woodson is the only legit winner in at least six decades, and Peppers is the only legit candidate today.
|5 days 14 hours ago||You must be using 247 or Rivals or some other site||
According to Scout, here are rankings and star averages for four teams of interest:
|5 days 15 hours ago||If Rawls had a better OL and better OL/RB coaching...||
...Brady Hoke might still be Michigan's head coach. There were other issues with the program, but a huge part of our struggles were due to our substandard offensive line play.
|5 days 23 hours ago||I don't think FSU is going to be a pushover||
There is plenty of speed and athleticism on their defense, and our OL is hardly a position of dominance. Cook has the ability to break off big chunks if he gets a hole. Their OL has had its issues as well, so our DL has its own opportunities.
They're two close losses away from being in the playoffs, just like us.
|5 days 23 hours ago||If either of those guys had moved his arm an inch,||
Now you've got me going.
If Bo hadn't had a heart attack the night before the 1970 Rose Bowl.
If Rod Garcia had just pushed his FG try a bit left on Jan. 1, 1972.
If Leach's pass hadn't bounced off Edward's helmet on Jan.1, 1978
If the fucking refs had called White's fumble on Jan. 1, 1979
If Lawrence Taylor hadn't twisted Wangler's leg on Dec. 29, 1979
If Don Rogers hadn't busted up Steve Smith's shoulder on Jan. 1, 1983.
If Al Del Greco had missed just one of his FGs on Jan. 1, 1984
If the fucking refs had called just one holding penalty on BYU on Dec. 21, 1984
If the crooked Big Ten ref hadn't called a penalty on the fake punt on Jan. 1, 1990
|5 days 23 hours ago||"Harbaugh was the first Michigan QB to start in the NFL"||
You need to brush up on your Michigan history, along with most of the media and most UM fans.
Benny Friedman, All American 1925, 1926
"Friedman also played eight seasons in the National Football League (NFL) for the Cleveland Bulldogs (1927), Detroit Wolverines (1928), New York Giants (1929–1931), and Brooklyn Dodgers (1932–1934). He was the leading passer of his era in the NFL and is credited with revolutionizing the game with his passing prowess. He led the league in passing for four consecutive years from 1927 to 1930 and was selected as the first-team All-NFL quarterback in each of those years. He also served as the head coach of the Giants during a portion of the 1930 season and head coach of the Dodgers during the 1932 season."
Harry Newman, All American 1932
"As a rookie with the New York Giants in 1933, Newman was an All-Pro and led the NFL in passes completed (53), passing yards (973), touchdown passes (11), and longest pass completion (78 yards). Newman's 973 passing yards stood as the NFL single-season record until 1937 when Arnie Herber threw for 1,239 yards. He also led the Giants, and was sixth in the NFL, with 437 yards rushing in 1933. With 1,547 yards of total offense (973 passing, 437 rushing and 137 receiving), Newman personally accounted for more than half of the Giants' total offense in 1933. He was named to the All-Pro team, and led the Giants to the 1933 NFL championship game."
|6 days 17 min ago||He'll field another one.||
MGoBlog careens from giddy Harbaugh-can-do-no-wrong idolatry to apocalyptic visions of permanent exile from playoff consideration, all in the space of one week.
If MGoBlog was one individual, these would be classic symptoms of bipolar disease.
|6 days 3 hours ago||If MgoBlog is any guide||
Only a handful of Michigan fans will go to the bowl game, and the rest will sit home in a tearful suicidal funk having concluded we'll never again field a competitive team under Harbaugh. Meanwhile, the team will mail it in feeling sorry for themselves for missing the playoffs.
|6 days 7 hours ago||Must have been a pretty inflammatory comment||
It ended the internet.
|6 days 12 hours ago||What "attitude" about what?||
Do you think Bo Schembechler should have been fired in 1975 after his fourth failure in a row to beat Ohio State? There were people who did, and you would have been one of them had you been alive.
Some might believe you're laboring under the delusion that your expectations and gigantic levels of infantile butthurt mean anything other than jack squat when it comes to whether the football team wins or loses.
However, maybe you should write a strongly-worded letter to Jim Harbaugh and every player on the team roasting them for their abject failure to make you happy. Perhaps that will be the key ingredient to 15-0 seasons from now on.
|6 days 12 hours ago||While attending UM is no requirement for being a loyal fan||
the notion that those who never attended Michigan can presume to establish what the proper expectations are for graduates like you and me is ridiculous horseshit.
"It's about being the best because you have earned it, not because it was given to you."
The fact that this is accurate points out how ridiculous all the whining is by grads and non-grads alike is. There isn't a single fan who has "earned" anything when it comes to football, or any other sport. The sense of entitlement that permeates UM's fanbase is comical.
|6 days 13 hours ago||This is comically awesome||
As a holder of two degrees from UM I always enjoy being lectured by people who never set foot in a Michigan classroom themselves on what my proper expectations should be for the football team. It's even better when the lecturer is an OSU grad.
I think we should set up an open thread for grads of other schools to lecture us as well. What say you MSU and Penn State fans? Should we be all ANGAR over this humiliating 10-2 Orange Bowl season?
|6 days 13 hours ago||It might be dumb but it was entirely predictable||
I don't know if so-called recency bias is applicable here, but it's a case of Michigan not playing while PSU nabs the conference crown.
Wisconsin had a 28-7 lead, but gacked it away.
|6 days 14 hours ago||Alabama is 1||
OSU 2, Clemson 3, Washington 4, PSU 5, UM 6
Yes, the committee putting PSU ahead of us would be nuts, but it's 2016.
|6 days 15 hours ago||Good God, I can't believe the entitled whining||
Looks like some of you are going to be sad miserable little fucks every year you don't get the playoff cookie you think you deserve. Considering where we were in December 2014, this petulant piss-moaning is pathetic.
|1 week 4 hours ago||Speight would have a field day against Alabama?||
It's hard to complete passes lying on the turf. Bama would eat our OL alive.
|1 week 4 hours ago||I know ESPN ain't perfect||
But good lord the Fox broadcast production blows
|1 week 5 hours ago||When it comes to Alabama||
SEC speed is no myth. And go Fighting Dabos.
|1 week 8 hours ago||This was written on the men's room walls of several A2 bars||
in the early 1970s:
"Fire Bo and hire Linda Lovelace—she doesn't choke on the big one."
Yes, there were more than a few people who were actually disgruntled over Schembechler's coaching during his first seven years, because he couldn't get past OSU often enough. From '69 through '75, he was 2-4-1 against Woody.
|1 week 18 hours ago||Remora on Alum96||
There were 177 upvotes to his re-entry post yesterday, and only one neg: ca_prophet
Since he didn't post a comment in the thread explaining why he negged, my money's on him as the remora.
|1 week 18 hours ago||Don't ever put yourself in the position||
of needing other teams to do your dirty work for you. Clemson is going to mollywhomp VaTech.
Turnovers and the lack of an effective running game on the road will doom even the best of teams, and that's what Michigan did to itself this year.
|1 week 1 day ago||It's all in the eye of the beholder||
What a Michigan fan sees:
What an MSU fan sees:
|1 week 1 day ago||it was too HIGH over the goalposts.||
Of all the multitudinous dong punches I've taken as a Michigan football fan—the list would take me two hours to properly catalog—nothing was worse than that day in 1974.
|1 week 1 day ago||I'm glad you're OK||
and I'm really sad that I agree with virtually everything in your analysis.
|1 week 1 day ago||Why does she keep inviting me to bed only to close the covers||
Because you're a Michigan fan, silly.
If you were an OSU fan, she'd be ripping your clothes off before you even got into the bedroom. And then she'd stuff a couple of fifties into your pocket afterward just as a reward for being an OSU fan.
|1 week 1 day ago||Here's the reality||
Some Michigan fans think the Football Gods are this:
The reality is the football gods are this:
|1 week 1 day ago||the OP may have been spending time in Colorado||
I spent two weeks on vacation in Colorado in early August and smelled pot exactly once, and that was on the last day when some burnouts rolled down their car window in a parking lot as I walked past. I'd assumed it was going to be like Amsterdam, but it wasn't where we were.
|1 week 1 day ago||just doesn't feel like the Football Gods will have this travesty||
If you'd been watching Michigan football as long as I have, you'd know that the Football Gods have a deep and abiding contempt for the Wolverines. They're assholes, those Football Gods—their biggest goal is fucking with us by leading us repeatedly to the gates of the Promised Land, and then when we reach for the handle, turning on the electricity.
|1 week 1 day ago||Here's my nightmare||
Colorado beats Washington in a close game tonight, and Michigan fans are giddily celebrating being in the playoffs. Then tomorrow night, Penn State beats Wisconsin 45-3, and the committee puts James Freaking Franklin—who so many here were sneering at as a dead man walking in late September—into the playoffs by a mere handful of points over Michigan.
If you think this is impossible, it's 2016—wildly improbable if not insane things happen with regularity.
|1 week 1 day ago||It will all be moot by tomorrow night||
After Washington whips CU and Clemson mollywhomps VaTech.
|1 week 2 days ago||So much for my theory||
That Greg Frey would be the next HC. He's been at IU since Wilson was hired and unless he's also implicated or doesn't want to be HC seems like he got passed over.
|1 week 2 days ago||Unless he's also implicated in the alleged mistreatment||
I predict IU OC Greg Frey (RR's best UM assistant by far) will be the new HC.
|1 week 2 days ago||Since this is 2016||
I fully expect us to be knocked out of the playoffs in the most agonizingly painful way possible.
Like Colorado being up 5 pts with five seconds left and Washington hurls a pass 60 yards into the end zone that bounces off the hands of four CU defenders and then settles gently into the paws of a Husky lying prone on the turf.
Then in the nightcap, VA Tech lines up for a game-winning FG with one second left, and the long snapper shanks the snap off the head of the kicker and Clemson celebrates its second playoff appearance in a row.
|1 week 2 days ago||made in a factory to Sabans specifications||
I think what's more important is that Saban's OL is made in a factory according to his specifications. It hardly helps our cause that Harbaugh and Drevno haven't had the chance yet to prove they can assemble a dominating OL at Michigan. Given their background there's no reason for Michigan fans to be pessimistic about them rectifying that, but for a CA recruit who's committed to AL, promises of potential in the future are probably not very alluring.
|1 week 2 days ago||you're not optimistic about Najee Harris||
Were you optimistic? I always thought he was a long-shot at best.
|1 week 2 days ago||FWIW||
Sam Webb spoke at some length about Simmons this morning, and from what he said it sounds like the most likely destination is Arizona. He and his family apparently had a great visit there, and Sam said that Simmons has never developed a relationship with the Michigan staff. I don't recall Webb saying anything to indicate MSU was seriously in the mix.
|1 week 2 days ago||We never were able to capitalize on our tourney success||
of a few years ago when it came to recruiting. When we didn't see any dramatic impact in the first recruiting class after the 2013 NC game appearance, the general response was, "that's the way basketball recruiting is—we'll have to wait for another year for the recruiting uptick to happen."
We're still waiting.
|1 week 3 days ago||Any Michigan fan who's clutching his pearls in horror||
over Harbaugh's demeanor on the sidelines would be better off participating in a drum circle and taking knitting classes.
|1 week 3 days ago||Don't poke a wolverine||
Only that thing in the pic ain't a wolverine.
|1 week 3 days ago||Who would have guessed back in late August||
that people would be bitching that a MAC team playing in the Cotton Bowl would be "getting the shaft."
This is like a guy who's had a nice career playing lovable oddballs in Purple Rose Theater productions complaining that Jessica Alba won't return his phone calls.
|1 week 3 days ago||You need upperclassmen there to win at a high level.||
In general, I'd agree that your chances of excellent OL performance are enhanced with experienced upperclassmen at starting positions. However, in 1997:
Steve Hutchinson red-shirted his FR season in '96, and was a first-year LG starter in '97.
Jeff Backus red-shirted his FR season in '96, and was a first-year LT starter in '97.
Chris Ziemann red-shirted in '95, and was a second-year starter at RG in '97.
We didn't know at the time that both Hutch and Backus were future NFL players with long pro careers ahead of them; it's not easy to foresee that with the current upperclassmen on our OL.
|1 week 3 days ago||the trilateral commission controls the playoff committee,||
and they meet at the Bohemian Grove to ratify their choice with human sacrifice.
|1 week 3 days ago||Depends on the choice he's facing||
If he's contemplating a choice between Big Ten champ PSU and Michigan, I can see him opting for Michigan given the head-to-head results between the two teams.
If he's making the choice between a Big Ten champion Wisconsin and Michigan, I think the idea he'd go for anybody other than the school and program he's been part of for over a quarter-century is a stretch, especially if Wisconsin has a convincing win over PSU.
Edit: is it true that Alvarez can't cast a vote for Wisconsin?
|1 week 4 days ago||Somewhere Don Canham is rolling over in his grave.||
I am not impressed with Warde Manuel so far.
|1 week 4 days ago||This is basically the league admitting that they fixed the game.||
What's ironic is that Jim Delaney has a law degree from UNC.
You know, the profession that completely accepts the practice of routinely excluding people from juries who have even the slightest, faintest affiliation with or sympathy to either the defendant or the plaintiff in jury trials. The profession that completely accepts the tradition of judges recusing themselves from trials if there's even the appearance of a conflict of interest.
|1 week 5 days ago||"I want to know who selected the officials for our game Saturday||
This is the critical issue going forward for the conference, and for Michigan. Jim can play a role as constructive as Bo did in the early 1970s.
Back then, the conference had an idiotic "Rose Bowl only" policy on post-season play, which cost the 1970, '72, '73, and '74 teams—which lost a total of 3 games between them in four years—a chance to play in another major bowl. It was Bo's advocacy—and yes, bitching—to finally persuade the conference to pull its head out of its ass.
In 2016, a conference that had almost $450 million dollars in revenue for the 2015 fiscal year is still using the archaic system of employing part-time referees and game officials whose selection criteria is far less than transparent, and in the UM-OSU situation, easily faulted for the appearance of favoritism. It's well past time to change this. The players who are literally putting their health on the line deserve better from the conference. Considering that TV revenues are dramatically increasing, the notion that the money isn't available is horseshit.
And Harbaugh cannot be the only Michigan person advocating for change, either. This is a time for Warde Manuel to step up and be an advocate as well. It's what Don Canham would have done.
|1 week 5 days ago||Go ahead and lobby, but it won't help||
If we hadn't crapped our pants in Iowa City, a one-loss Michigan team would have had a plausible argument for inclusion even after the loss in Columbus.
But we did crap our pants, and the string of events that's now required for us to squeak into the playoffs is so long as to be unlikely in the extreme.
|2 weeks 16 hours ago||34-17 OSU||
Beating good teams on the road is tough enough to begin with; trying to do it with an injured starting QB with no effective backups doubles the difficulty.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||If Texas whiffs on Herman||
I wonder if Herman's OC might be in the mix as a fallback: former Longhorn QB Major Applewhite. He's still widely loved by the UT faithful from what I read.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||It was David Turnley, not Harbaugh||
Who referenced Ali. Don't blame Jim for that.
All this worshipful hoo-ha about who JH knows won't mean anything more to most UM fans than him liking SpongeBob if we don't beat OSU.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||he has incredible hands--catches everything near him||
which is why I'll be disappointed if he ends up at ND, or any other place besides MIchigan.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||completely unmoved by all the rivalry stuff this week||
Few things in human culture are as consistently mouth-breathing moronic as trash-talking between rival college fanbases.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Brian Kelly: not good at PR||
To say he has a tin ear when it comes to making public statements is an understatement.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||The fact that basically squat has happened to UNC||
for a far, far more egregious pattern of serious academic misconduct than what ND is guilty of just shows what a useless and corrupt organization the NCAA is.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||There's something about this year...||
For a variety of non-athletic reasons, 2016 has been one of the worst years in my entire life. Losing in Columbus would just be a fitting end to this godforsaken 365 days.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||who picked Optimistic had to say that they were NOT confident.||
That's bizarre— to me, the state of optimism requires and assumes confidence. I've never known an optimist who wasn't confident, nor have I ever known somebody who is habitually unconfident to be an optimist.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Michigan fans seem more nervous/less confident on the aggregate||
??? The numbers say the exact opposite:
44% of UM fans are in the worried/hopeless category.
81% of OSU fans are moderately to extremely nervous.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Ed Oliver is a beast||
He's what I had hoped Ondre Pipkins and Bryan Mone would be: a guy who would wreak havoc in the middle all game long. Pipkins's UM career was ended by injury, and Mone's been hampered by injuries as well.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||This certainly doesn't help Brian Kelly's position at ND||
It's not a research university colossus like UM, but it's still a well-regarded academic institution, and plenty of people there take the academic side of things very seriously.
While they can hypocritically turn a blind eye to academic shortcomings in the athletic department when the Irish are winning—Lou Holtz's era wasn't entirely pristine—if you're a losing coach on top of being in charge of a program that's perceived as flouting standards of academic integrity, the knives will come out in South Bend.
And Kelly is somebody who doesn't inspire loving worship in the fanbase, either.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Herbstreit doesn't bother me at all, and I like Fowler a lot||
Don't get the hate directed at these two.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||You young whippersnappers||
Mine go back to 1960, with Lindsey Nelson doing the play-by-play.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Poke and prod, poke and prod, poke and prod||
So OSU's offense is either like a porno or a prostate exam.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Just ask Finebaum.||
Never thought I'd see a challenger to John Clayton in the Face Made for Radio Sweepstakes, but Finebaum is worthy competition.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Strong to Purdue||
If that happened, he'd be following in the footsteps of former Longhorn and Boilermaker coach Fred Akers. Didn't work out well.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I wonder if he'll end up on Meyer's staff for a season or 2||
He was the only guy Meyer retained from Zook's staff, and Strong was with Meyer for 5 years in Gainesville.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Not so fast says UT AD Mike Perrin||
per ESPN: "Texas AD Mike Perrin has put out a statement declaring coach Charlie Strong's job will be evaluated after the regular season."
Like this will fool anybody.
Strong seems like a good guy... I hope for his sake his career doesn't follow the same trajectory that RR's has.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||That 1978 Purdue team was coached by Jim Young||
who was an assistant to Bo for nine years at Miami of Ohio and Michigan.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||he looked slower than Speight if anything!||
I don't know if I'd go that far, but I agree that he looked far less dangerous with his feet than what I saw in his first year at Houston. I was pretty surprised, and not in a good way. Hopefully it was a combination of the cold and first-game-starting jitters.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Imagine what it was like in most of the '70s...||
I was there...UM fans younger than me have no idea.
1970: Michigan goes 9-1, losing only to OSU. No bowl game.
1972: Michigan goes 10-1, losing only to OSU. No bowl game.
1973: Michigan goes 10-0-1, with the infamous 10-10 tie. No bowl game.
1974: Michigan goes 10-1, losing only to OSU. No bowl game.
So over four seasons we go 39-3-1, yet sat home for the holidays every fricking year. There's no doubt that if the conference hadn't had that criminally stupid Rose Bowl-only policy at the time, Bo wouldn't have had to wait until 1980 for his first bowl victory. We would have played in the Orange or Cotton or Sugar Bowls and we'd have kicked the asses of some overrated SEC, ACC, or Big 8 team.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||at the local alumni club viewing party||
I've known a small number of OSU alums, and they were all surprisingly sane when it came to football. They were certainly passionate about their beloved Buckeyes, but their mentality was worlds apart from what you see in those comments above.
My hunch is that the most assholistic and obnoxious OSU fans are predominantly those who never set foot in an OSU classroom to do anything besides empty the wastebaskets.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||If OSU's players are also dismissive of us, so much the better||
Few things negatively affect a young team's psychology more than arrogant overconfidence.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||with no promise the post will be updated in a timely manner||
The sense of entitlement is strong with this one.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||If OSU beats Michigan but gets shut out of playoffs||
in favor of 2-loss BIG champion, the screaming for an expanded field will be immediate and intense.
It would not surprise me in the least if Sparty beats PSU, which would make much of this moot.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||If the hierarchy were to change (something I don't expect)||
I'd argue for some of Isaac's carries to be given over to Evans and Higdon. If Ty was as hard a runner as Smith or was as quick as Evans he'd be a beast, but he's neither.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||You really should stop chewing betel nuts||
It's not good for your mouth.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||"There's a lot of things we can debate, but not this."||
It's one thing to espouse an opinion that Michigan should opt out of the playoffs simply to satisfy your desire to see them play in the Rose Bowl.
It's an entirely different thing to assert that you know the history of "The Victors" and arrogantly dare others to consult Wikipedia if we doubt your knowledge.
"It was written by (then) UM student Louis Elbel after the first Rose Bowl."—Rocky
For the record:
"The Victors" was composed by UM student Louis Elbel in 1898 following the last-minute victory over the University of Chicago that clinched a Western Conference championship on Thanksgiving in Chicago."
Unless you can explain how a song written in 1898 was written after a game first played in 1902, I'd say the technical term is you're full of crap.
How you can get such a simple and obvious fact wrong about one of the most fundamental stories of our football history is mind-boggling. Jesus, dude.
|3 weeks 14 min ago||I always held out hope that we'd opt out of it||
|3 weeks 4 hours ago||I've seen Michigan RBs with more talent||
But never one who ran with more determination, drive, and intensity.
|3 weeks 13 hours ago||What's MGoLicious anyhow?||
I always figured it was some section devoted to tailgate food.
|3 weeks 14 hours ago||How does anybody get locked out of their hotel room||
for 14 hours? Were you flopping in some foreclosed and abandoned Super 8? Judging from that crapulent carpeting, I could believe it.
|3 weeks 17 hours ago||The guy sitting next to Tony Stewart||
looks like Jim Morrison.
|3 weeks 17 hours ago||how I wish he would have stayed for one more year...||
He didn't have enough money for a pizza, so he had no choice but to turn pro. It probably was jail house food being fed to him anyhow.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I don't get Les being interested||
Seems like a huge step down from LSU. Hell, Purdue is a step down from Okie State.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||That photo of Bo & Mickey was taken on 12/22/69||
It was nine days later that he suffered his first heart attack, on New Year's Eve.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Maybe his confidence would improve||
if he ditched those black tights. Yeesh.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||36-33 Michigan||
|3 weeks 1 day ago||just watched Harris and Akers highlights from last year||
Akers probably has better flat-out speed, but I was much more impressed with Harris's tough running in traffic—he doesn't go down on first contact, and that's an understatement. He's got more juking in him than most guys that big as well.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Lewan might be a not-good person||
but that doesn't mean we didn't dodge a bullet with Brown, either. When one person is involved in three violent altercations with three different people, that's generally not a good sign.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Playing on the road against good teams ain't easy||
Even with the What's in Your Wallet guy on the team.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||They hate him because he wins.||
No, they hated him because he won and was a cantankerous, volatile, don't-take-no-shit-from-anybody SOB while he was doing it. The grandfatherly image he has for most young fans is entirely an artifact of his retirement. When he was in his prime, other fanbases hated him for the same reason they hated Woody: to them, he was an obnoxious prick who enjoyed running up the score on his opponents.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I'd like to think he would think I'm doing a good job."||
Don't kid yourselves—Bo wouldn't be truly satisfied until we beat OSU.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Never listened to Detroit sports talk||
Except for the brief period back in the '90s when Frank Beckmann had the original SportsWrap show on WJR, I've always found Detroit sports talk worthless. The few times I would catch Stoney and Wojo while commuting to downtown Detroit they'd be blathering about their favorite sprinkle colors on doughnuts.
Hasn't mattered since I only really give a shit about UM sports, and I've been a daily listener to WTKA since back in the mid-90s when Doug Karsch was the lead guy. There's been no better broadcast source for UM stuff anywhere in that time.
The only nationally syndicated guy I've ever liked is Steve Czaban, who was carried in the afternoons or evenings for a while on WTKA; I think it might have been during his stint with One on One Sports from Chicago. I thought he was hilarious.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Chunks the Hobo||
And Alum96 was a fountain of valuable content. Maybe he's recharging his batteries.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||wider seats, chair backs, and added leg room.||
Need to bring back urinal troughs in the men's bathrooms. Using those made Michigan fans tough. Pissing in individual urinals is unmanly and weakens the spirit.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Getting rid of your established stars||
and replacing them with a bunch of no-names is always a sure-fire way of boosting attendance.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||If it doesn't have one weird trick||
I'm not interested anyhow.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||this seems like a pretty rosy scenario||
considering we're playing one of the top teams in the country in a place where the last time we won a Clinton actually did work in the Oval Office and John Cooper was our favorite coach.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Life is funny||
It was an article of faith around here not too many weeks ago that James Franklin was a ridiculous fraud whose remaining time at PSU was measured in months, not years.
Now it appears as though PSU has a reasonable shot at not only winning the BIG but getting into the playoff. Over us and our peerless coaching staff.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Can you put makeup on a guy with that much facial hair?||
Airbrush connected to a compressor.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||That's what high school was for.||
In my case, that's what 7th grade was for.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Specifically mentioned that it's a "credentialed" site.||
Welp, time for me to leave MGoBlog then. It's now part of the MSM establishment. Next thing you know we'll see Brian in a chair getting TV makeup applied for his appearance on "GameDay."
|3 weeks 5 days ago||iowa gained like 20 yds on that final drive.||
I agree that "drive the field" wasn't an accurate term, but we still let Iowa gain two first downs on running plays, putting them into chip-shot range. To me, "elite" means you stuff them without a first down. Now maybe they still hit a long 50-yarder or whatever it would have been, but allowing them to get to the Michigan 15 didn't get the job done.
Most UM fans thought going into the 2006 game with OSU that our defense was elite, but that game and the subsequent disaster against USC in the Rose Bowl proved it wasn't.
However, the defense played well enough to win anyhow, because allowing 12 points should have been good enough to win the game against this Iowa team. This loss is on the offense and special teams.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||We still have an elite defense||
Our defense is damn good, but a truly elite defense doesn't allow Iowa to drive the field to set up their FG try.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Ironic||
All the gleeful celebration by Michigan fans of the 8 or 9 QBs that we've knocked out of the game already this season, then losing Speight in the same way.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||we are rolling out a team where half the starters will be NFL||
We've got a lot of really good college players, but you're living in fantasy land if you think that half of them will be NFL starters.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I broke my collarbone two months ago||
Granted, I'm not a 20-year old superbly-conditioned athlete, but I can't imagine trying to play with a busted one anyhow.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Deja vu all over again||
Purdue 1976 and Minnesota 1977.
Two teams that had no business staying on the same field with us, but our unstoppable offense shits the bed and our impenetrable defense plays OK but not well enough to make up for the offense's ineptitude.
And a blithely arrogant fanbase that is shocked all over again.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I didn't make that prediction because I was drinking||
I made it because I've seen this scenario just often enough since 1971 for it to be entirely unsurprising: a very highly-ranked Michigan team goes on the road to play a struggling conference opponent in a game that the Michigan fanbase fervently believes is a guaranteed blowout victory.
Then we play like crap and lose.
|4 weeks 13 hours ago||He's my favorite player of all time, passing Glen Rice and Jalen||
I recognize that the reasons any particular athlete is someone's favorite might include things having nothing to do with on-the-field achievement, but in terms of what they actually accomplished at Michigan, Nik pales in comparison to Rice or Jalen.
|4 weeks 15 hours ago||Harbaugh is palling around with SpongeBob?||
This is going to upset some people.
|4 weeks 16 hours ago||his first football game was 2014 Minnesota||
What a traumatic thing for a young kid to experience.
|4 weeks 20 hours ago||24-23||
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Which 2017 receiver would you guys most like to land?||
Or, who would you be most disappointed to lose out on?
|4 weeks 1 day ago||The headiness around here reminds me of my misspent youth||
"We got down there at the end and we should have scored,” Schembechler said later, “but when you depend on winning on a forward pass or a field goal, you’re in trouble.”
|4 weeks 3 days ago||No bowl for EMU?||
Assuming this info from ESPN is correct, the MAC has four bowl tie-ins. There is no way that EMU misses all four of these, especially if WMU gets elevated to a larger bowl.
Dec. 17: Raycom Media Camellia Bowl
Dec. 19: Miami Beach Bowl2:30 p.m., ESPN
Dec. 22: Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Dec. 23: Dollar General Bowl
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Looks like the rumors of OSU's demise||
were a bit exaggerated.
"Nebraska is hot garbage...": If they were legit hot garbage, does that mean everybody ranked lower than them—including #15 Colorado—is even worse?
"This team still lost to crappy PSU" : So our victory over PSU doesn't mean much then.
"Hopefully that team shows up to play us.": Go ahead and bet your kid's college $ on that.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Just proves Saban is the most overrated coach of all time.||
The only thing proven here is that you're an idiot.
|5 weeks 20 hours ago||I'd rather bring back 150-lb man football||
"Keen was also a member of the Michigan football coaching staff for 33 years, serving as an assistant coach to legendary U-M bosses Fielding Yost, Fritz Crisler and Bennie Oosterbaan. Keen guided the Wolverines' 150-pound football team to two national titles during the only two seasons Michigan fielded the team (1947, '48), and he is credited with introducing the T-formation to the Wolverine program. Keen's assistant coach with the 150-pound team was George Allen, former head coach of the NFL Washington Redskins, and among his former players were Jerry Burns, former head coach of the NFL Minnesota Vikings, and Gerald Ford, the 38th president of the United States."
It's now called sprint football, and the weight limit is now 172.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Maybe Mone should be put on the shelf||
until OSU. Guy just can't stay healthy.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||the talk around them is about the extra juice in the crowd||
At first I was dead set against Friday games, but confess I'm intrigued by this extra juice thing. Are we talking extra Pepsi or hot chocolate or Jaegermeister, or everclear and meth?
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Paul Bunyan's face is kind of creepy.||
Your face would look creepy too if Sparty was roughing your pants up.
Paul needs to tell the authorities where the bad green man touched him.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||It looks like Paul is leaning back||
and aiming a piss at Green Bay while putting his hands in his pants Al Bundy-style.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Who is farking idiot that keeps giving Clemson ONE first place||
Just a crazy guess, but maybe it's the same farking idiot head coach that led them into the national championship game last January.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||so much for my notion that Clemson would close the gap||
Not that the coaches poll matters, but we went from 1 vote up to 4. Looking at the crosstabs as it were, the variance in Michigan's votes range from #2 to #8, while Clemson is entirely either #2 or #3.
And why is it such a mystery that Clemson gets a #1 vote from its own head coach? Would we be scratching our heads if Harbaugh was a voter and had us at #1?
|5 weeks 6 days ago||we finally gave up trying to grow a playable field||
Maybe if we had planted the grass in something other than a half-inch of dirt on top of six inches of sand, the results might have been better.
I went down into the stadium on one Sunday when they were in the middle of tearing up the grass. There was a sharp cut through the grass along one sideline where I could see the composition of the soil subsurface easily. I'm not exaggerating—there wasn't even an inch of topsoil on top of the sandy underlayer—which means there was hardly any dirt for the grass roots to anchor to, and it was clear why so much turf was tearing away in big chunks. Less than an inch of soil sitting on top of a sandy base is simply going to tear away under the impact of 230 lb athletes.
I know that drainage due to the high water table has always been a problem in the Stadium since the very beginning, but they overcompensated with the sand-dirt composition.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||conceded victory to Clemson||
I don't think conceding has anything to do with it—Clemson's DL is just better than FSU's OL.
Francois took an absolute beating all game long.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Clemson barely surviving||
Clemson "barely survived" at home against NCSt, but that's entirely different from "barely surviving" on the road against a FSU team with shitloads of talent and speed—Dalvin Cook?—in front of a frenzied crowd.
Which victory is going to be more impressive to poll voters in other parts of the country—Michigan's workmanlike, unspectacular defeat of a struggling MSU team starting a large number of first-year players, or Clemson's resilient victory against a program not that far removed from a NC? Don't be surprised if Michigan's margin in the polls over Clemson narrows quite a bit.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||how we will match up with Clemson||
It depends on whether we face the Clemson that should have lost at home to a mediocre-at-best NC St team, or the one that went toe-to-toe with FSU in Tallahassee, took punch after punch late in the game, and still ended up winning.
I think we'd have as much trouble dealing with Watson as we did McNabb and Dennis Dixon. Michigan is hardly unique in that respect.
|6 weeks 3 hours ago||We've made progress||
274 posts arguing vehemently about how whether or how badly an 8-0 team sucks is a vast improvement over apoplexy about almost losing to Akron.
|6 weeks 19 hours ago||Looks like a big turd wrapped in barbed wire & Big Ten logos||
Now that's gotta hurt.
|6 weeks 19 hours ago||Obviously it's an OSU false flag||
No real UM fan would plant a flag with the outdated split-block M logo on it.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Oh boy||
"Mr. Murff said other wealthy alumni suggested they would withhold millions of dollars if Baylor didn’t bring Mr. Briles back."
If you believe that any of these jaw-dropping hypocrites would feel the same if it was their own precious snowflake daughter that got gang-raped, I've got some Florida coastal real estate to sell you.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||26-23 Michigan||
Humane Society of Huron Valley
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Now here's a stache||
Dave Gallagher, DT; All-America 1973; team co-captain 1973; was in Inteflex program for UM pre-med students; returned to Michigan during pro career to finish med school; is now a surgeon in Indiana
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Normally cement shoes are found||
on decomposing corpses floating in the Hudson off Manhattan.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||"Will beats skill."||
I think that's overly simplistic.
I can buy "Will without skill beats skill without will" some of the time.
However, when it's "Will without skill playing superior skill with plenty of will," the former generally gets its ass kicked by the latter.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Some historical info||
Going back to the very beginning of the U-M/MSU rivalry, there's only one other season when we've played a Spartan team that had five losses by the time we played: 1954. We won 33-7.
Yes, to a significant extent that's a function of normally playing them too early in the year for Sparty to have racked up five losses, but this year is a historical anomaly nonetheless.
For those old enough to remember the losses to them going back to Bo's era and ending with Lloyd's, one fact stands out: in all but one of those losses, we lost to a Spartan team that didn't finish any worse than .500 for their regular season. The only exception is 1969, when we got beat 23-12 up in EL in Bo's first year by a MSU team that finished 4-6.
And, going all the way back to 1950, only two Spartan teams that finished the season with losing records beat Michigan: that 1969 team, and the '67 Spartan team. The latter finished a miserable 3-7, but they were defending two-time national champions so there was undoubtedly still talent on the team. And Michigan was only 4-6 in '67.
No, history isn't absolutely predictive, but the likelihood of what looks like a very bad Spartan team beating what looks like a very, very good Michigan team is not high. To me, the only remotely worrisome thing is that it's up in EL—some crazy shit has happened in games up there. I think that's the only chance Sparty has: something as improbable as last year's horror.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Racism is everywhere, but it's a matter of degree||
The chances of seeing this kind of thing in Lansing or Schenectady or Iowa City are pretty remote:
In Columbia, South Carolina, it's not very surprising.
These nice neo-Nazis with their Nazi leg tattoos and swastika flags tearing apart the Israeli flag is especially endearing.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Stop. Burke can say whatever the hell he wants||
Many thousands of people in Wayne and Washtenaw Counties of all racial and ethnic backgrounds suffer from serious food insecurity on a daily basis, and would be ecstatic to have even one of Trey Burke's "jail food" meals in a week.
Yes, Burke can say whatever the hell he wants, regardless of how obnoxiously stupid and entitled it is. And Michigan grads like me who ate far less appetizing fare in campus dorms back in the early '70s can point it out.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||We know one thing for certain||
Regardless how his football career turns out, Kwity Paye will never whine, pout, and moan about "jail food" at U-M.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||So basically it's all John Beilein's fault||
that his shooting percentage in the league isn't all that good. Oh, and the food too, it's the food's fault that his three isn't falling.
What a load of crap. He's lucky he didn't eat in the Markley cafeteria in 1971-73.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Hope we always make the playoff or "big bowl"||
cause if we don't it'll be an insult to waste his tremendous big-time skills here.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||With their sieve of an oline I think that is probable.||
I've heard that about 8 years in a row about MSU. Maybe it'll finally be true this year.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Last I looked, the ypsi was still there||
just east of A2.
|7 weeks 1 hour ago||That whooshing sound you hear||
isn't the Nike logo.
|7 weeks 3 hours ago||They make him look much more like his dad||
much more than John does
|7 weeks 18 hours ago||Helfrich was an idiot to offer the job to Hoke||
and Hoke was dumb taking it.
Oregon's defense was horrible last year, and anybody with a lick of sense knew that Helfrich was on the hot seat and had to win NOW to keep his job. Their defensive problems weren't solvable in one season, and for the life of me I can't figure out why Hoke thought it was good for his career to step into that no-win situation. If he honestly thought he could fix their defensive problems in his first season ever as a DC, that's Dunning Kruger right there.
Brady fundamentally a really good guy, but courtesy of David Brandon he's far wealthier than all but a tiny percentage of Americans and didn't need to step into this Oregon clusterfuck.
|7 weeks 18 hours ago||LOL Legg blowing kisses||
Should be ESPN's highlight of the night
|7 weeks 1 day ago||41-10 Michigan||
Humane Society of Huron Valley
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Fuck the Dodgers||
and all the other teams in California while we're at it.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||My prediction:||
|7 weeks 6 days ago||The notion that Miles would go to Purdue is idiotic||
Anybody who thinks a guy who coached and won a NC at one of the premiere programs in the conference that millions of college football fans think—rightly or wrongly—is the best in country would take the humiliating step of coaching at a doorstop program in the frozen north needs to have their head examined. At Okie St, Miles had access to players in Texas, and at LSU he had access to the incredible talent in Louisiana and across the deep south. At Purdue, he'd be taking the kids that OSU, Michigan, and ND didn't want.
It's especially ridiculous considering that Miles is 62, and is a multimillionaire several times over. He doesn't need the money, and he's already coached at the mountain top. It's more likely he'll end up on Michigan's staff, and that's not very likely as it is.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||This shouldn't be surprising to anybody||
The coach's poll is dumb, and one reason is that coaches (or whoever actually casts the vote) give the benefit of the doubt to teams who have been very strong the previous season. Since Clemson is 20-1 going back to the beginning of last season—with the only blemish a close loss to Alabama in the NC game last January—and since they still have a Heisman front-runner at QB, coaches are going to figure that Clemson is still a tremendous team. Sure, it's stupid to us, but it's been that way forever, going back to the polls-n-bowls era.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Nope, it was MGoBrewMom||
which is puzzling. Mom, care to comment?
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Wisconsin sat back and only rushed 3||
C'mon, that strategy worked wonders for us at the end of the game against Colorado in '94.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||DJP has spent a great deal of time on UM's medical campus||
Nothing surprises me in recruiting—DJP could pull a Myron Rolle—but given his stated interest in a medical career aside from football, we're in as good a position as you can ask for.
|8 weeks 8 hours ago||all but openly cheering for wisconsin||
Whether or not Brian's a good analyst is a matter of opinion, but if you think that Brian Griese is actually rooting against the program he took to the national championship, you're a fucking idiot.
|8 weeks 14 hours ago||Who says a south end zone expansion is likely?||
And has the athletic dept even gotten around to producing conceptual drawings on such an expansion yet?
|8 weeks 1 day ago||if roof above the deck screw a heavy eyelet into a beam.||
OK, now we're getting into legal territory. No beam is going to be right at the outside surface of a roof; it's going to be below the roof decking, which in turn will have sequential layers of some sort of waterproofing material above it. If you start drilling holes through that waterproofing to anchor to a beam, you're now opening up the roof—and everything below it—to water. Water is not your friend once it penetrates the membrane, whatever its construction.
Sure, you can caulk the hell out of the holes once you're done, but if the owners ever found out you'd been drilling through their roof and then water damage occurred, you'd be in an interesting legal situation.
I'd recommend moving out. Find yourself a place with a sane access plan. I suspect your building was built 30-40 years ago when appliances and furniture for students were smaller.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||He does lemons racing.||
There's no worries then.
One question though: you're proposing to put 900 lbs+ on the roof to stabilize the crane. Are you sure the roof can support that load in a concentrated area?
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Why do you need an electric wench for a 100lb load?||
Avoid electric wenches. The steam-powered ones are horrible enough, and the electric ones can scream at you indefinitely as long as the DTE bill is current.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||This UM database says we have 128|
|8 weeks 6 days ago||M attempted just 3 passes in entire 2nd half, completing 2||
Second half consisted of just bludgeoning them to death on the ground.
|9 weeks 58 min ago||Oregon's defense was really bad last year too||
so Hoke walked into a bad situation to begin with.
But it's a bizarre mystery why Helfrich selected Hoke in the first place—Brady's never been a DC (or any kind of coordinator), and a program of the stature of Oregon shouldn't have to be hiring guys learning on the job.
In its own way it's just as stupid a hiring decision as RR hiring GERG.
It just points out IMHO what the most crucial difference is between mediocre coaches and great ones—the latter hire great assistants who get the job done. That's something BH did not do at Michigan.
|9 weeks 1 hour ago||Say we lose to OSU by 6, will they add 6% to the bill?||
Not only will they add 6%, but you have to go wash dishes back in the kitchen for 6 hours.
|9 weeks 2 hours ago||Helfrich is done||
and unfortunately so is Hoke. Oregon's defense was terrible last year, but it appears to be even worse this year.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||37-14||
|9 weeks 3 days ago||don't know if UChicago will want to revive their program.||
Maybe so, but they could call themselves the Fighting Fermis or the Atom Splitters.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||this ain't happening unless the rest of the conference||
wants Nebraska to leave, and that's only going to come from the presidential/chancellor level. And the only reason they would want them gone is academic, and that seems unlikely unless the conference is uncomfortable with NE not being in the AAU any more. I'd rather see PSU go.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Earle Bruce has one resume item of distinction||
He is the only Iowa State head coach to have had a career record in Ames that's above .500 since 1919.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Tressell is one of the nicest, most approachable and friendly||
Which is why he was given the nickname "Senator Tressel." I have no doubt that if he wanted to, he could be elected to significant office in Ohio without breaking a sweat.
My view of him, though, is the same as the one I have of his disciple, Mark Dantonio: Solemn piety on the outside coupled with a willingness to do anything to win on the inside.
And I do mean anything.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||I don't think he could have raised his stock any higher.||
It's not necessarily just a case of how high your draft stock is. I don't get the conventional wisdom that playing a fourth year in college is without any value to one's professional aspirations. It's completely insane to think that's the case about a third year.
Is it impossible to spend one's junior and senior seasons to work on the liabilities and shortcomings a player might have while playing in game situations? Nobody's going to get that kind of opportunity once they're in the NBA. There, you either produce now, or you're going to sit, and sitting leads to leaving.
What I never got is how so many seemed to think Nik was the best shooter they'd ever seen in a Michigan uniform. He was nowhere close to being the shooter that Glen Rice was.