I thought that myself when I read that article that talked about a Data Scientist(tm)
|8 hours 21 min ago||I think it'll be||
the Gators, mainly for proximity to his home.
|10 hours 42 min ago||what is supposed to happen in November 2022.||
Our eighth straight victory over Ohio State.
|10 hours 53 min ago||I was at the game tonight||
C'mon, you're leaving out the most important thing: did Tyrone Jr. look ready to commit?
|11 hours 27 min ago||How many coaches would lose to NJIT and EMU||
You're the kind of guy who would go to the wedding of a beloved family member and complain about his bad breath.
|11 hours 32 min ago||Well, how about "precious bodily fluids?"|
|11 hours 40 min ago||But other than that||
he's coming here, right?
|11 hours 44 min ago||Michigan "legacy" recruits to play football where they belong||
It still grinds my gears to see the son of former UMMB player Paul Heuerman playing for OSU. Paul was Michigan team captain in 80-81, for chrissakes.
|11 hours 51 min ago||Harbaugh isn't going to sit around and wait||
Just out of curiosity Magnus, are there any committed DBs out there with the right skills that you think would be poachable, or who haven't committed yet but are realistic?
I don't know why my comment here was upvoted... I was being serious with my question; it wasn't a dig at Magnus.
|14 hours 34 min ago||...well, if he commits||
Unless you know something we don't.
|15 hours 21 min ago||We ought to start a campaign to get him in Women's Health.||
I'd vote for a spread in Bon Appetit with Mrs. Brain telling the world what she cooks for Cook.
|15 hours 24 min ago||It would be a pleasant surprise||
It's no surprise to me Verlander ain't the pitcher he once was. She's sapping his vital juices every night.
|15 hours 26 min ago||Hmmmm... my guess would have been||
|15 hours 27 min ago||how skeptical the staff is they can reel in Marshall and Clark||
Maybe it will dampen down some of the ridiculous, bug-eyed HARBAUGH!!!! idolatry around here. He's a great coach, not some Middle Earthian warlock with magical powers.
|15 hours 52 min ago||Sounds like an Urban Dictionary word.||
Or a medical condition.
|15 hours 55 min ago||Who's the Wisconsin commit Harbaugh flipped?||
Jones is from NEB, Gentry from TX, and Ulizio from UConn.
|17 hours 41 min ago||And after that's answered||
The next question is "Who is PeterKlima?"
|17 hours 43 min ago||There's snark||
and then there's Snark:
|20 hours 9 min ago||if he said he didnt do anything she'd believe it.||
Wait—are you saying your wife is actually PeterKlima?
|20 hours 11 min ago||a non-story except that it's being picked up by national outlets||
That's the nature of today's social media-saturated environment. When it involves a nationally-famous institution like U-M, a renowned football program like Michigan football, and a Super Bowl coach in Jim Harbaugh (or his staff), there's no such thing as a "non-story."
If the national media makes a big deal about the whole khakis thing, you can bet they'll try to make a big deal about "Jim Harbaugh's coaching staff is telling recruits they're too stupid to get into UM otherwise." That's catnip to radio talk show hosts and ESPN bloggers and idiots on Twitter and FB.
|20 hours 24 min ago||Here, let me hand you another shovel||
Wahoo: "Second, business property is not somehow more OK to destroy than personal property."
You: "Your second statement is wrong IMO."
We already know you're an attorney. Would you be prepared to argue in court that it's more "OK" to destroy business property than personal property?
As for your statement, "While business is important, it hardly means the same to people," apparently you're disregarding the fact that most business owners are not rolling in Mitt Romney- (or George Soros, if you prefer) levels of cash. In fact, the large majority of businesses in this country are small businesses, and theft or damage on this scale to their place of business would represent a significant loss of income simply due to having to deal with it, let alone making sure the insurance covers the costs of replacement and repair. I'm one of those small business owners; if my home office sustained the sort of damage that was done to Treetops, I'd be fucked, to be crude. A friend of mine has a business in downtown Ann Arbor, and the same applies to him.
Your constant attempts at self-immolation here on this subject are rather odd. Are you simply practicing your oral argumentation chops in written form here on MGoBlog? Is it a sort of internet performance art, with the grand finalé being a complete implosion in classic MGoMeltdown style? Or is your kid in one of the frats or sororities in question?
|21 hours 12 sec ago||Exactly. Neither matters.||
So, just to recap: you say that extensive property damage doesn't matter, and physical assault on a woman doesn't matter.
You've stated elsewhere on MGoBlog that you're an attorney. Just hazarding a guess here, but are you a defense attorney? Perhaps a public defender?
|21 hours 43 min ago||"Property damage. The worst crime known to mankind."||
Says the guy who said this about Frank Clark on November 16:
"I don't care what he did or didn't do (honestly, I don't),..."
|22 hours 2 min ago||As soon as Baumgardner stops tweeting about it story will end||
??? I doubt that, not during the heat of the recruiting season. It's out there now, there's no putting it back in the toothpaste tube.
Many a public relations disaster has occurred because those involved said, "Eh, this isn't going to be a big story going forward. This kind of stuff happens all the time."
And to that point: I've been closely following Michigan football recruiting for over 20 years, and this is the first time I've EVER heard this sort of allegation made about a Michigan recruiting visit.
You're right that Harbaugh can't come out and speak in specifics the way he wants, but what he needs to do is say something along the lines of what you suggested. To say nothing is to allow a PR vacuum to exist, and in these situations the only thing that fills the PR vacuum is more rumor and bullshit, which over time gets crazier and crazier.
|22 hours 25 min ago||Regardless what happened, JH needs to get out in front of this||
The last thing Harbaugh needs in the next 10 days is the perception that he or his staff are telling kids they're not smart enough for UM without football. Opposing coaches will have a field day with this if it's not nipped in the bud now.
As Don Canham always said, don't ever allow a one-day story to become a two-day story.
|22 hours 40 min ago||I get the feeling Sams not very plugged in (or up to date)||
Based on what? Just exactly who in your opinion is more plugged in than Sam?
You're deluding yourself because Sam isn't blowing rainbows up your butt on Marshall and Weber's recruiting.
|22 hours 57 min ago||Hard to believe that the UM coaches would have been that dumb||
to say something like that. Apparently Mattison was one of the coaches on the visit, and I can't imagine him doing that. If they did it was a colossal mistake, but I'm betting it was a very unfortunate misunderstanding.
|23 hours 2 min ago||google the cake she gave him for his 30th birthday...||
Good lord.... there's a variety of words that I could use to describe her, but suffice to say she's rather lacking in class.
I hope they never have children. It would be like growing up on the set of a porn movie.
|23 hours 4 min ago||If my wife was getting oral||
I'd make damn sure I was the one giving to her.
|23 hours 7 min ago||This isn't a surprise to those||
who don't believe that JH has a magic wand.
|23 hours 9 min ago||Webb just said that Daishon Neal said he's staying with NEB||
not that should have been a surprise to anybody.
|23 hours 30 min ago||She just had her heart set on that new pickup||
Hell hath no fury like an athlete's family member who doesn't get what they think they're owed.
|23 hours 34 min ago||Webb said it's fine to be optimistic about Marshall||
but don't expect him to flip to Michigan. Everybody can draw their own conclusion from that, but I've been listening to Sam long enough to conclude that's his code for "he's not coming here."
He also said that unless Weber and his family have a face-to-face meeting with Harbaugh—whether it's an "official" or not—he's going to stay with OSU. He sounded decidely less optimistic than he's been previously about Weber flipping.
|23 hours 40 min ago||During his visit here he was very enthusiastic on Twitter.||
Big deal. Lockett absolutely loved his visit here, and as soon as he got back home he reaffirmed his commitment to UCLA.
|23 hours 45 min ago||According to Webb, Samuel wasn't coming anyhow||
I asked Webb about the alleged Samuel visit this morning. He said it was a surprise to him when he heard about it, and he immediately contacted Scout's west coast guy, who said the rumors were unfounded and that Samuel was solid to UCLA. Shortly after that Samuel affirmed that.
With respect to Marshall, Sam said (paraphrasing) "be optimistic, but don't expect Marshall to flip to Michigan." IMHO that's Sam's shorthand code for "he ain't coming here."
|1 day 1 hour ago||what kind of fantasy world do some people live in?||
The idiot boasting around here about how Harbaugh is just going to march in and grab whatever kid he wants from any school regardless of the fact that the kid has had a relationship with the other coach for a year or two and has known JH for maybe two weeks is entertaining. The meltdown at our first loss of the Harbaugh era is going to be epic.
|1 day 10 hours ago||If Kyle Connor spends more than 1 year in a Michigan uniform||
I'll be more than mildly surprised.
|1 day 11 hours ago||It is on the wall which I can read.||
and he's signing on the line. Which is dotted. For Nebraska.
|1 day 11 hours ago||It's nice to have a choice between Palo Alto and A2||
WIth an educational opportunity like that, it's impossible for me to say "he made the wrong decision," when a kid chooses Stanford over Michigan.
|1 day 16 hours ago||Maybe to AZ?||
He committed when RR was still coach.
|1 day 16 hours ago||scurried off what they thought was a sinking ship||
I was as disappointed in seeing those kids decommit as anybody else—especially Roseboro—but look at it from their point of view.
We've all had no problem acknowledging Harbaugh's good sense in continuing to recruit other kids even when he's made an offer to a particular player, say for TE. That's because JH can't afford to be left holding an empty bag on NSD if his first choice doesn't sign.
Highly rated players like Weber and Roseboro also can't afford to delay securing a spot, since they know that the available spots at other schools might also be snapped up by other kids. They didn't have any assurances just what was going to happen at Michigan; was Hoke going to be retained, and if not, who was his replacement? Schiano? Mullen? Miles? Bob Stitt?
Yes, it would be great if all these HS kids committed to an educational institution first, a football program second, and a coach third, but that's simply a pipe dream.
|1 day 16 hours ago||DDT would've killed you dead in the 1960's, Don.||
I only eat organic fish and rodents, so I'm OK.
|1 day 20 hours ago||My choice? Be a falcon, hawk, or eagle||
You're in the top tier of your local food chain, with no mortgages, cable bills, clients, or college to pay for.
Plus there's the being able to fly thing.
|1 day 22 hours ago||after the whole RR Family Values thing...||
... which was a complete and total crock of shit put out there by the Boren family to justify Justin's defection to Ohio State, which really occurred because RR didn't offer Zach a scholarship and jackass father Mike got completely butthurt about it.
|1 day 23 hours ago||all I can think about is Pat Massey||
That's not an overwhelming endorsement in my book. Maybe Neal will be able to occasionally put his arms up to knock down a throw, something Massey just couldn't do for some reason.
|2 days 11 hours ago||So it's like this||
RR (allegedly) pisses off HS coaches in Michigan and Ohio: Bad, bad, bad
Partridge (allegedly) pisses off HS coaches in NJ: No problem, bring him on board
|2 days 11 hours ago||Given that Partridge is a controversial figure in NJ HS football||
I'm not sure that it's a net advantage to U-M to have him on the staff.
If Sam's retweet reflects something real, looks like it's a moot point.
|2 days 12 hours ago||that says a lot about Wheatley Jr.||
I wrote Jr. off weeks ago, and there's no concrete indication whatsoever that his dad's presence on the staff has changed things in Michigan's direction. Even the normally optimistic Sam Webb has been consistently wait-and-see about Jr. Given Sam's close relationship with Tyrone Sr., that says to me that it ain't happening.
|3 days 14 hours ago||How in hell can you get to the age of 14 and not know||
what a Phillips screwdriver is?
|3 days 20 hours ago||I would argue PTSD is not something to joke about.||
My BIL is a USMC combat vet who was in some of the worst fighting in Viet Nam, and he's been suffering from PTSD for many years. Thankfully, it's been comparatively mild compared to other vets, and it hasn't prevented him from leading a reasonably happy and "normal" life. I would agree that actual combat- or violence-related PTSD is nothing to joke about.
That being said, from what I see, "PTSD" has entered the American lexicon as a more general term denoting shock or trauma from more mundane causes, much in the same way that "shellshock" is now a fairly generic term even though it originated during WWI. That's the spirit in which I used the term, playing off the similar PSD in a clumsy attempt at wordplay.
|3 days 20 hours ago||Considering the cost||
it should be PTSD.
|3 days 20 hours ago||Is that Mattison in the right foreground?||
That bald dome looks familiar...
|3 days 20 hours ago||Looking at Jones's offer list at Rivals||
Even though he's a Florida kid, UF, FSU, and Miami all declined to offer him. The only SEC offer is from Missouri, and Michigan is the only "blueblood" program that's offered him besides NE. I think Louisville might be a strong contender from the standpoint of geographical proximity, but the Harbaugh factor is obviously important. Does he want to play for JH or Petrino?
|3 days 21 hours ago||make sure no one is noticing my lack of productivity||
That's why running your own business is such an advantage during recruiting season. Thank god my dog can't tell what I've got on my computer.
|3 days 22 hours ago||link doesn't link for me||
thanks for the info anyway
|3 days 22 hours ago||If Gentry to Michigan is predicated on Murray leaving TAM for TX||
I'm going to hold off on the celebrating until something definite is announced.
|3 days 22 hours ago||Out of curiousity I looked him up on Rivals||
He was a four-star G out of California, signing with Washington St. in the 2008 class. He had a short offer sheet; besides WSU, they were from Notre Dame, Pepperdine, and Michigan.
The Michigan offer came in September of 2007, so that would have been Beilein offering him.
|4 days 13 hours ago||Meyer has used god dreams to lure kids||
God dreams? That sounds kinda weird, even scary.
|4 days 13 hours ago||The updated Ryan pic from the UW website||
|4 days 18 hours ago||Selection of Darko one of many based solely on height||
Darko's pre-NBA stats: 48 games, no starts against European competition: i.e., didn't face many big men with athletic abilities the way he would in the US. in college and in the NBA.
On top of that, he was only 18 years old, for fuck's sake. He was a high school kid, basically.
As far as the fact that he was widely regarded as a worthy high pick goes, one of the reasons good franchises prosper and troubled ones flounder is that the former tend to avoid the herd mentality when it's based on hype, while the latter are gullible.
|4 days 18 hours ago||OK, that's it, I'm done||
|4 days 18 hours ago||LOL at the kids in the photo||
who all have their phones out snapping pix while they discuss "Literature."
|4 days 19 hours ago||Is this really thread-worthy?||
I predict that within the next six months somebody will post that they were in a shitter somewhere and JH was in an adjacent stall dropping a deuce.
|4 days 19 hours ago||Nobody gets their shit from the street anymore||
You're missing the excitement of buying stuff and not knowing until you light up whether it's just straight weed or laced with PCP, embalming fluid, or coyote urine.
|4 days 21 hours ago||FWIW, Webb said on the podcast this morning||
that he thinks Weber will visit, so who knows if Weber is being candid or not.
Given that Harbaugh has devoted as much attention and effort to flipping Weber as any potential recruit, it would be disappointing if Weber declined to take an official here. It would be very unusual for a recruit of his stature to sign with any school without taking an official.
|4 days 21 hours ago||I don't consider this news negative at all.||
Did you get your stuff at a dispensary or on the street?
|4 days 22 hours ago||Chasing the Phantom on Nature|
|5 days 6 hours ago||A JC offer is unlikely to begin with||
given the long-standing difficulty of getting JUCOs past admissions. Considering the small number of scholarships available, it seems unlikely to me we'd spend one on a guy who's got at most two years to play.
|5 days 6 hours ago||old folks need to get off their moral high horses?||
Then I suggest that you send the "old folks" actually running this university—who have already suspended one greek and are threatening to suspend several more—an angry email telling them to get off their "moral high horse." I'm sure President Schlissel will give you a sympathetic hearing.
|5 days 8 hours ago||This UM action is totally unsurprising||
No top-level educational institution that takes its reputation very seriously wants to see its name end up in the NYT for this kind of stuff, especially when it's embarking on a multi-year, multi-billion dollar capital campaign. Add to this a new university President who has made no secret of his desire to improve the academic standing of the institution, and there's no chance that the U-M administration and Regents are just going to take a "frat boys will be frat boys" stance.
|5 days 12 hours ago||An army of Harbots is unleashed upon the land||
|5 days 21 hours ago||The only appropriate punishment for Belichek?||
He should be forced to repair all the damage at the ski resort himself.
|6 days 56 min ago||The only thing I'm outraged about||
Is that Michael Rosenberg continues to be employed as a "journalist."
|6 days 4 hours ago||" Wow. Won't someone think of the children?"||
Your blithe indifference to potentially criminal behavior committed by UM students is consistent. Back on November 16, you wrote this about Frank Clark after his arrest:
"I don't care what he did or didn't do (honestly, I don't),..."
Yet at the same time you're morally disgusted with the alleged and unproven allegations about Les Miles, saying in early December here:
"Maybe because Miles is not a moral or academic leader. In fact, he seems deficient in those areas.... Because Miles doesn't have the moral leadership Michigan looks for in a coach?...It's pretty undisputed that he is a scumbag."
On December 10, you said in reference to the option of hiring Miles:
"But, I think people who care more about the University (I.e. Alums and such) might see it as tarnishing one of the things that makes Michigan special, integrity."
Les Miles has never been accused of committing tens of thousands of dollars of damage to private property, nor has be been accused of physical violence against a pregant woman. Regardless, you freely castigate him for alleged moral turpitude and a lack of integrity while expressing overt, condescending disdain for anybody who is disgusted over the criminal acts of UM students off-campus.
You're a hypocrite of the first order.
|6 days 5 hours ago||Doesn't U-M have a general code of student behavior||
that the institution can invoke in extreme circumstances, with actions up to expulsion being within the university's discretion?
|6 days 14 hours ago||"Itself?"||
Son, upvoting yourself is tantamount to yanking it in the public library. Don't be that guy.
However, I upvoted you for the basic content. Sounds like a likely commit and soon.
|6 days 14 hours ago||Completely aside from Harbaugh||
Why would anybody think Ryan is a better hire than John Fox to Chicago? Fox has taken two different teams to the Super Bowl, plus another NFC Championship game, and his career winning % is much better than Ryan's.
|6 days 18 hours ago||Corner, safety, NB, whatever||
I just hope Peppers stays healthy. If his knee ain't healthy (or whatever it was) it's all moot.
|6 days 18 hours ago||Maybe the kid just doesn't want to play at Michigan.||
That's sacrilege, you blaspheming apostate.
|6 days 19 hours ago||It's in Deuteronomy 3:14||
"And Shadrach said unto the Pharisees, Lo, whosoevereth apply orange sports drink to thine dried cereal of wheat and oats is an abomination unto the Lord."
|6 days 21 hours ago||His name was Donovan Warren||
Warren is listed on the UM roster database as being from Long Beach Poly. Isn't that the same school that Marshall is attending?
If so, I wonder if Warren is involved in any way with the recruiting of Marshall.
|6 days 21 hours ago||While the university isn't responsible in any way||
it's naive to think that the upper U-M administration doesn't take this kind of activity seriously, since the attendant publicity will inevitably connect the frat with the university in the mind of the general public.
Yes, this topic is OT from a Michigan sports perspective and far from the biggest issue of the day, but if the damage had been caused by an MSU or OSU frat, the MGoBlogosphere would be brimming over with the usual smugly derogatory comments about Sparties and Buckeyes. It's disingenuous in the extreme to claim otherwise.
|1 week 5 hours ago||how is commenting... celebrating recruiting chops.||
OK, since he hasn't had time to do any substantive coaching yet, what exactly were you referring to when you said "he's acquitted himself quite well over the past week?"
|1 week 5 hours ago||Get outside. Lose the tension. Breathe.||
Questioning assumptions that are based on scant evidence ain't tension, nor is it an indication of breathing problems, or a sign of being inside too much.
|1 week 7 hours ago||Wrong... It's hand in hand||
all this talk about dicks in the hand makes me nervous.
|1 week 8 hours ago||he's acquitted himself quite well over the past week||
How about we wait for NSD before we start celebrating his recruiting chops?
|1 week 8 hours ago||How about an MGoBlog gathering at Plum Ann Arbor||
I live just down the road from Plum and am in there several times per week. Brian and the staff need to be there.
|1 week 8 hours ago||"Tommy apologists?"||
What exactly is a "Tommy apologist?"
|1 week 8 hours ago||2 of my 2 balls found to be engorged.||
You should see a urologist immediately, since you could be in the early stages of testicular torsion. Look it up.
|1 week 17 hours ago||Recruiting is like... agriculture||
Sow now, reap later.
Losing season = drought.
Competitors = insect pests.
Unfortunately, we can't take advantage of Fertilizer = under the table cash.
|1 week 17 hours ago||Tosh was on, first glance I thought it was JH.||
WTH? You're crazy—Tosh is the clone of Lane Kiffin.
|1 week 19 hours ago||He'll be coaching, and winning, a P5 program||
Not so sure about winning, but I can easily see him at a program like Illinois or Iowa St. or IU.
|1 week 20 hours ago||Petroleum Institute in a solar challenge||
Yeah, that's like Lagavulin sponsoring a local chapter of AA.
|1 week 20 hours ago||It's amazing how many youtubes are out there||
of people crapping their pants for real. Can't people read the warning signs of impending shitplosions?
|1 week 21 hours ago||I don't think we get either||
I'm as big of a pessimist as anybody here, and I think we'll end up with Weber. I'd be very pleasantly shocked if we got Marshall—that would be an insane recruiting coup for Harbaugh & Co., considering how little time they've got to recruit as a staff.
|1 week 22 hours ago||Muppets?||
I'm not eating any goddamn Muppets. I'm allergic to felt.
|1 week 22 hours ago||Asking this question on MGoBlog||
is like asking the denizens of an opium den if they would prefer opium or a swift kick in the nuts.
|1 week 22 hours ago||Not too confident about the Weber part||
You should be much more confident about getting Weber than Marshall.
Michigan's only competition for Weber is OSU, and our new RB coach—Wheatley—was the first to extend an offer to Weber, when Tyrone was at Syracuse. Given Weber's long-standing desire to play for Michigan, it would not be a huge upset if Mike ended up back here.
By contrast, Michigan has to compete with USC, UCLA, Notre Dame, Oregon, Florida State, and LSU for Marshall.
|1 week 1 day ago||He also said he had great NFL numbers||
that leaves out Chuck Long—his NFL career was a disaster.
|1 week 1 day ago||Miles didn't become HC at Ok State until 2001.||
My bad, thanks for the correction.
|1 week 1 day ago||When was the last time we had an assistant coach who moved up||
Ironically, it was Brady Hoke, who left for Ball State after the 2002 season. Debord left for CMU after the '99 season.
Prior to that, you have to go all the way back to '94, when Les Miles was OL coach who left for the HC gig at Okie State starting in '95.
If you don't count Lloyd Carr taking over after Moeller was let go, there's a long drought going back to the '84 team, when Paul Schudel left the staff to take the Ball St HC position for the '85 season.
The next previous was Bill McCartney, who left after the '81 season to take over at Colorado. Before that it was Don Nehlen who left the team after the '79 season to take over at WVU. Tom Reed left after the '77 season to take the helm at Miami of Ohio. Moeller left after '76 to take the job in Champaign, and Chuck Stobart left the same year for Toledo. Eliot Uzelac left after '74 for Western Michigan. Frank Maloney left after '73 for Syracuse. Jim Young left after '72 for Arizona.
|1 week 1 day ago||It'll be interesting to see where Durkin's first HC job is||
A typical first gig is with a MAC-level program, but if the defense he builds here is what we're hoping it will be, I'd be surprised if he isn't snagged by some Power 5 program.
|1 week 1 day ago||It's more like Rod Marinelli.||
Experience-wise, I agree. I also think that Hoke was never as tongue-tied and uncomfortable in an interview as Tomsula was.
|1 week 1 day ago||The 49ers are now playing in San Freaking Jose?||
Maybe San Francisco should try luring the Rams so they can have a team in the city again.
*Looks like it's in Santa Clara, but it's still a long way from San Fran. Giants Stadium is only about 5 miles from Manhattan.
|1 week 1 day ago||Jed York really started at the bottom and worked his way up||
info from wikipedia:
This is classic nepotism. A wealthy family can get lucky if the young heir has inherited the talent/brains of the person who created the family fortune in the beginning, but it's inevitable that sooner or later important titles will be given to family dolts. If it's royalty, the problems are compounded and amplified, and virtually any long-standing royal line is eventually filled with cretins, perverts, incompetents, dullards, and the generally weak-minded.
|1 week 1 day ago||How many of those who criticize Clark would say no?||
As long as you're asking, my parents would have taken turns hitting me upside my head if I'd even breathed a desire to engage in that kind of public spectacle. I'd have notified the coaching staff privately and that'd be the end of it.
|1 week 1 day ago||Sanderson is doing a terrible job||
of making our BB team invulnerable.
|1 week 1 day ago||whenever I give an honest opinion about his future as an athlete||
Maybe it's because people don't care to hear you repeat your "honest opinion" that Austin Hatch has no future as an athlete. Once was probably enough. Just a thought.
|1 week 1 day ago||Yeah, those "ifs" are nice||
but it would be weird hanging out with girls who keep their heads tilted at a 45 degree angle. Getting busy would give you a painful crick in the neck.
|1 week 1 day ago||not fucking Sticky Hair.||
Schnellenberger might have built Miami, but Johnson took it to the next level and kept it there. Schellenberger's overall coaching record is surprisingly mediocre, with only three double-digit win seasons out of 27. His career record is 158-151-3.
|1 week 1 day ago||Intererestingly, Bo and Robinson became good friends||
Robinson gave one of the eulogies at the Michigan Stadium ceremony for Bo. Damn nice eulogy, too.
|1 week 1 day ago||"...guaranteed by just showing up you're going to win 8 or 9"||
This is just so amazingly stupid that it's not worth the time to dig up all the seasons blue-chip programs have had over the last 20 years with six wins or less.
As a former Cowboys coach, it's entirely predictable that Helmet Hair would take a swipe at a former 49ers coach.
|1 week 1 day ago||Time for this guy to leave for Bolivia||
I understand that merely being an asshole isn't enough for being caved, but when it gets to gratuitiously obnoxious and demeaning comments about recruits, that's too far IMHO.
Bagheera posted this comment in the Sam Webb update thread last night:
"Joe Burrow is a moron. He will never start a game at osu."
Edit: Nice quick action; all the pertinent comments are gone. I hope the trip to Bolivia has commenced.
|1 week 1 day ago||the head coach of UCLA was walking up to the front porch.||
Since UCLA went to the Rose Bowl just once in the 1970s (in the 1-1-76 game), this head coach was Dick Vermeil.
|1 week 2 days ago||Only four B1G quarterbacks have ever won a Super Bowl||
Nope, the number is five. You're forgetting the Chiefs' Len Dawson, who played at Purdue.
Which makes three Boilermaker SB winners: Griese, Brees, and Dawson.
|1 week 2 days ago||Get back on your raft and return to Cuba.||
Did that nitwit Elian Gonzalez get caved? If so, good on the mods.
|1 week 2 days ago||nearly no corners that weigh upwards of 210 lbs in NFL||
Out of curiousity I took a quick swing through some rosters. You're right that most corners seem to be around 200 or under, but heavier ones are there.
Patriots Brandon Browner CB 6-4 221
Dallas Brandon Carr CB 6-0 210
Saints Stan Jean-Baptiste CB 6-3 218
Saints Keenan Lewis CB 6-1 208
Colts Vontae Davis CB 5-11 207
Ravens Jimmy Smith CB 6-2 209
Seahawks Byron Maxwell CB 6-1 207
|1 week 2 days ago||Coach needs to do three things||
1. Stop the chew
2. Stop the Diet Coke
3. Hit the weights and the treadmill. He's looking a bit thick around the midsection.
|1 week 2 days ago||I think he's sleeping.||
No shit. He's totally out. He's lucky the camera didn't catch him drooling.
|1 week 2 days ago||people obviously didn't get it||
No, I don't get why exactly you're calling yourself by the name of the Cuban kid who was the center of a heated international custody battle in 2000, but anybody who creates an account yesterday and has managed to get himself into solidly negative territory in less than one day gives all the appearance of being a troll.
|1 week 2 days ago||Holy Crap... What?? Brain is going to be a father?||
That's news to me. He's certainly not mentioning it in any stuff that I've read.
|1 week 2 days ago||Seattle 26 GB 13 NE 34 IN 27||
Seattle 31 NE 24 in Super Bowl
|1 week 3 days ago||Burrow senior year highlights||
Looks like he's got very good mobility and decent wheels out in the open, but he stays in the pocket to complete the throw in the face of pressure. Doesn't bail at the first sign of trouble.
|1 week 3 days ago||Social media blunders were behind many of our problems last year||
For example, when we had 10 men on the field, a G.A. up in the booth noticed it and immediately tweeted Ferrigno, but he was checking his FB page for ST updates instead.
|1 week 3 days ago||Love it when those W/o iPhones criticize them||
|1 week 3 days ago||Do Not Want.||
iPhones are a symbol of bourgeois oppression and running dog wrong thought.
|1 week 3 days ago||All Hail the People's Republic of Harbaugh||
|1 week 3 days ago||We all know which camp you fall into!||
I'll take fact-based knowledge over evidence-free faith every day of every year in every topic.
|1 week 3 days ago||there's a lot of bitchiness and fear.||
Are you stating that those who are going to wait for games to be played before they make any assessments of the staff are being fearful?
|1 week 3 days ago||I'd totally forgotten Shafer came from Stanford||
and that he'd been hired by Harbaugh. Which makes RR's firing of him even dumber than I'd thought already.
|1 week 3 days ago||OC Tom Herman, is gone.||
I'd say that Larry Johnson is a far more critical and important member of the OSU staff than Herman.
|1 week 3 days ago||You are so a half empty guy, not half full. :0||
There's a difference between evidence-free faith and fact-based knowledge. In terms of how good this staff is going to be in actually producing a championship-level team on the field, we're still in the area of the former.
|1 week 3 days ago||Harbaugh hasn't successfully poached Stanford yet||
Supposedly wanted Lance Anderson, but no go. Almost got Turley, but he stayed in Palo Alto. Kevin Hogan would have been a nice addition here, but he elected to stay with the Cardinal.
|1 week 3 days ago||Certainly they are the most experienced as far as the NFL goes.||
I think people are getting ahead of themselves in assuming that NFL coaches automatically make good college coaches. Coaching a group of men in their late 20s and early 30s who've already played professionally for several years is vastly different from coaching a bunch of 18-22-year old kids who still don't know the correct footwork for whatever position they're playing. The basic teaching aspect of the second category is hugely important, and an NFL coach doesn't necessarily have that ability.
|1 week 3 days ago||the 2008 DC was the DC for that amazing Stanford team that knock||
??? Who are you referring to?
|1 week 4 days ago||Has our staff won even one freaking game yet?||
Looking good on paper doesn't mean squat.
Which sucks, but at least we know what our target is.
|1 week 4 days ago||I was referring to the video of Tomsula||
I didn't listen to much of the show this morning so I didn't hear Ira's statement about Tomsula, but why is it so unbelievable that he might be the source?
|1 week 4 days ago||It's ironic||
I wish I'd had more kids and others are celebrating being neutered.
|1 week 4 days ago||Is this The Onion?||
At first I didn't think this was real.
|1 week 4 days ago||Good Lord... might be the worst public speaking I've heard yet||
Tomsula makes Brady Hoke look like Winston Churchill by comparison.
|1 week 4 days ago||Call me cynical||
but I believe he made the move from Youngstown to Michigan for one reason and one reason only. No, not Jim Harbaugh.
|1 week 4 days ago||Cognitive dissonance reigns supreme||
The notion that Stauskas could have improved as a player by staying another year at Michigan is roundly jeered and derided, yet in the same thread there's uncontested agreement that his defensive skills stink and his shooting is sub-par.
|1 week 5 days ago||from that perspective this staff compares favorably with that||
I don't have any quibble with that assessment. I just think making grand pronouncements before this staff has even had the chance to conduct one full practice is a bit much. Trust, but verify.
|1 week 5 days ago||I don't understand||
Why is Harbaugh meeting with the CC Chess Club?
|1 week 5 days ago||most impressive film I've ever seen for an in-state RB prospect?||
Maybe you're a friend or family member of his, but I don't see anything in the highlights to warrant that ridiculous kind of hyperbole. The highlights of John Kelly and Mike Weber, to pick two right off, are far more impressive. Obviously there's room for him to develop and grow, but I'll be surprised if he's a true RB for anything higher than a MAC-level program, if that.
|1 week 5 days ago||The best staff U-M has ever had and it's not vaguely close?||
Maybe we should wait to see us play a few game first before we start anointing them kings of the football universe, let alone the best staff in Michigan history.
The 1980 staff included Lloyd Carr, Jerry Hanlon, Bill McCartney, Les Miles, and Gary Moeller. That's three national championship head coaches, a guy who coached Michigan's first Heisman Trophy winner in over 50 years, and one of the best offensive line coaches in the history of college football.
|1 week 5 days ago||I'm skeptical Durkin and Drevno will get into specifics||
Aside from the very limited time they've had as staff members to actually develop the offensive and defensive plans with Harbaugh, why would a brand-new staff tasked with reviving a struggling program provide anything substantive, especially with competitors present?
I bet they speak in generalities with lots of buzz words but little hard information.
|1 week 5 days ago||Words words words||
I don't give a shit about all that stuff. Talk is cheap, as we learned from the last four years.
I'm looking forward to seeing the results on the field next fall. The improvement will be notable from the first game on.
|1 week 5 days ago||I'm not one to cuss||
If you think Farragut's quote is cussing, you must live in a convent.
This is cussing:
|1 week 5 days ago||Winston is the more sure fire prospect...||
... at being a complete disaster in the NFL. You can't put aside character issues.
|1 week 5 days ago||follow names like TVH, Balas, Webb, etc and you should be set.||
What the hell? Where's Champeen?
|1 week 6 days ago||That's not Red Berenson in the photo||
Red is the sternest-looking SOB on the planet whose icy blue glare can cut you in half. That guy in the photo looks like your goofy grand-uncle who just farted loudly in church.
|1 week 6 days ago||Just wait, pal|
|1 week 6 days ago||What a completely disingenuous lying douchebag||
"Adam Schefter: First to report that Jim Harbaugh has accepted the head coaching position at Michigan"
"Baghdad Bob: First to report that the Americans have kicked our asses."
|1 week 6 days ago||It's strange how the staff announcements are dribbling out||
it's like the sports information communication process has an enlarged prostate.
|1 week 6 days ago||And then made a series of pretty terrible decisions.||
A series of thoroughly intentional terrible decisions that they knew were draining Jack's finances. It's not like choosing the veal when the chicken is the better option.
The fact that they were nice people doesn't change the ethical nature of their actions; it just made it easier for them to pull it off for as long as they did. The most successful scammers and grifters have the ability to get people on their side.
|1 week 6 days ago||don't know who would neg your post, because it is spot on.||
I'm one of the very few who's cynical about how so many elite UM hockey recruits have used Red and the Michigan program over the past 15 years or so, and it's not a popular opinion. I really do believe that most of these kids—as well as kids at other programs in other sports—are responding to their parents' desires as much or more than their own.
|1 week 6 days ago||it's hard for me to believe that OSU took in $20M less||
I guess we now know what OSU is paying their players.
|1 week 6 days ago||This story is certainly at the extreme end||
but I have no doubt that a major factor in so many collegiate athletes leaving college early for the pros is that they're surrounded by vultures and parasites who can't wait to spend the money they think they have a right to.
Closer to home, every time Red loses another highly-touted recruit to the OHL and the kid says "It's always been my dream to play in the National Hockey League" what that translates into is "It's always been my parents' dream to spend the money they think I'm going to make in the NHL."
|1 week 6 days ago||Yeah, I bet he regrets choosing Alabama over U-M||
when he could have gone to Ohio State.
|1 week 6 days ago||when have we ever given a fuck about position coaches?||
Time will tell on Jay Harbaugh, but your idiotic assertion that the MGoBlogosphere has never cared about position coaches is probably explained by the fact that you joined two days ago.
|1 week 6 days ago||he could barely throw 5 yards past the LOS.||
Oh c'mon, you're being ridiculous. He put that brick through the window at Skeeps with no problem.
|1 week 6 days ago||learned to hate the waggle from the deepest part of my soul||
WTH? Go to 6:11 for this thing of beauty:
|1 week 6 days ago||I'm with you on Steele|
|1 week 6 days ago||Does that unicorn represent||
low-post defense too?
|1 week 6 days ago||I'll quietly laugh when he will be a great coach||
Joe Paterno and Vince Dooley were great coaches with National Championships under their belts. That didn't mean that their sons Jay and Derek were successful coaches.
|1 week 6 days ago||Jay has more Super Bowl rings than anyone on this board.||
So do Greg Robinson and Marty Mornhinweg.
|2 weeks 8 hours ago||Jim will not allow his son to fail||
The relevant fact is that it's not uncommon for filial bonds to outweigh solid judgement of actual performance. However, the Mercury News article doesn't paint any kind of picture of a spoiled, entitled son—quite the opposite.
It's nepotism, but at a position where he's liable to get plenty of coaching assistance. Time will tell whether the choice pans out or not.
|2 weeks 14 hours ago||he was OC at Miami (YTM) as well as in Jacksonville.||
He's gotten praise for his Miami work and plenty of not-praise for his time in Jacksonville.
Put it this way: Durkin, Mattison, Jackson, Drevno and Tolbert have all either had extensive previous time with Harbaugh and/or are or were highly sought-after and regarded assistant coaches. If you'd asked 100 coaches either in the NFL or in college who were the most highly-regarded passing game/WR coaches or DB coaches, would Fisch or Zordich have gotten mentioned?
I'm not saying they're bad hires: I'm more just curious about what exactly led Harbaugh to choose them. Not that Harbaugh owes me or any other fan an explanation...
|2 weeks 15 hours ago||Harbaugh wants proven excellence.||
From what information is available, can that be said about Zordich and Fisch? Seems like mixed reviews from what I have read.
|2 weeks 16 hours ago||This seems like an odd hire||
I'd agree, and it's still the way I see Fisch: underwhelming, and not in the same category as the other accomplished assistants JH has hired.
|2 weeks 16 hours ago||Midland||
One of my uncles has lived in Midland for over 60 years, and I've been there dozens of times over the years visiting family. Nice place, if a bit bland. One of the flattest cities I've ever been in, topographically-speaking.
|2 weeks 17 hours ago||I still believe in small town values I guess.||
Some of you seem to believe that everybody in Ann Arbor smokes crack, belongs to a transgender gang that terrorizes old people, and firebombs churches on weekends.
We've lived in a neighborhood on the west side of A2 (about 1/4 m from original Knight's) for 15 years, and it's filled with young families with children, dogs, strollers, joggers, bicyclists, well-manicured lawns and well-kept homes. Our block is filled with great people of all ages, and property values have recovered nicely from the recession. I grew up in Grosse Pointe in the '50s and '60s, and while I loved it at the time, I'd pick A2 every time as a place to raise my kid.
|2 weeks 19 hours ago||We need an alternative to Emo-like depression on one hand||
and M-Live Randy Marsh internet bravado on the other.
Maybe there's a blog on Michigan football that focuses on coaching, strategies, schemes, personnel, and recruiting from a fact-based, analytical standpoint. I think it could be pretty popular if somebody took a whack at putting it together.
|2 weeks 19 hours ago||a disciplined pash rush.||
This is Marshigan!
|2 weeks 20 hours ago||I thought this was 'Murica!|
|2 weeks 20 hours ago||Prepare the faux outrage!!||
Half the MGoBlogosphere is now Randy Marsh.
|2 weeks 20 hours ago||I still believe S&C was less than elite under Hoke.||
Once the new S&C regimen gets underway, we're going to start reading tweets and hearing comments from players about how lacking the previous one was.
|2 weeks 21 hours ago||now one with Tressel's.||
Jim Tressel's last season at OSU was in 2010.
Ron Zook's last year at Florida was 2004, and Meyer won a NC in 2008.
In other words, your assertion that Meyer is only winning with the previous coach's recruits is comically wrong. Thank God Harbaugh isn't that misinformed.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I'd be disappointed in anything other than defiance||
Defiance in the minds of the players is critical, but what in the flying bloody hell does "defiance from the fan base" have to do with what our football team does? It doesn't mean fuck-all. It doesn't mean jack-squat. It doesn't have the slightest impact whatsoever on what happens in practice or the weight room, what happens out on the recruiting trail, or on what happens in coaching staff strategy meetings.
It's empty talk. Pissing in the wind. Trash talk when nobody is listening. The only possible positive impact that "defiance from the fan base" has is in the stadium wherever we're playing. Tough talk on the internet and on the radio might be satisfying and fun to engage in, but its practical impact is non-existent. There was enough empty tough talk the last four years around here to last a lifetime.
Thank God at least we now have a head coach who will be able to do more than babble about "football is a tough man's game."
|2 weeks 1 day ago||...but Meyer will implode in time.||
I've been hearing that ever since Meyer arrived in Columbus. You're sucking your own fumes.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Going to be a long offseason is right||
The chest-beating and cooler-pooping by OSU fans will be unbearable enough, but all the "bring it" tough talk and internet bravado by Wolverine keyboard commandos will make the situation all the more pathetic.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||He's not a front-runner at all||
To the victors go the spoils.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||pack my ass full of firecrackers & squat over a flaming hibachi||
I'll be honest—I'd pay money to see that.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Nov. 28, 2015||
Undefeated #1-ranked and defending national champions Ohio State rolls into Ann Arbor to face an underdog Michigan squad.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||When your coach was the head of the ethics committee||
I think you've hit the nail on the head. The vast majority of the elite recruits believe they're one-and-done, and don't really give a shit about academics beyond what's necessary to stay eligible for one season. And these kids all know that under Beilein they'll have to go to class and there will be no "extra" help writing papers and taking tests. As True Blue Grit stated downthread, only a "select few" of these kids are truly interested in what Beilein and Michigan are offering.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Bacon knew a lot more than he was saying publicly||
Yep, and I don't believe that Balas had significant information that Webb didn't. Sam just wasn't willing to put it out there as soon as Balas was. Some people seem to ignore WTKA's significant relationship with U-M's athletic department, and Sam and Ira have to be pretty careful about how they deal with information they have that isn't public yet. Balas and others at Rivals don't have to worry about that.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I can't see him sitting around for that period.||
Why not? RR took a year off, and I doubt it's that uncommon across CFB. Hoke would be silly to rush into something, and he certainly doesn't need to financially. He should take some time off and be with the family.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Anderson was being pursued well in advance of anyone else.||
Since when was that confirmed? by who?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I'm not hugely impressed with his athleticism.||
I'm curious what you mean. In my viewing he didn't appear tremendously fluid, looked a bit stiff-hipped, and sort of lanky. Seemed to get to the ball carrier pretty directly, though.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Who knew that RR had the DC he needed all along right here?||
|2 weeks 1 day ago||stadia||
Isn't that something similar to chlamydia?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Speaking of dogs, what happened to Dongforest?||
I assume he got caved, but why?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Big Thick Norton||
He's either an old Delta Blues singer from the '50s or Ron Jeremy's stand-in.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||"His tight spirals cut through the wind...||
...Carter showed good arm strength and decent accuracy on his passes."
Pshaw. This is unpossible, because Bagheera says:
"Poor measurables, weak arm strength, mediocre competition. Those deep balls hang a lot, and I don't see a lot of zip on intermediate throws."
The fact that Helmholdt saw Carter throw in person shouldn't count for anything, amirite?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||it does seem like academics at UofM dropped a bit||
What year did you graduate from UM, and why do you think the institution has declined since you left?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Rubbing talents||
If I'm evaluating rubbing talents I'm more interested in somebody like Kate Upton.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Whiskey and Brandy were a regular halftime feature||
during the first couple of years I was on campus in '71 and '72. The crowd loved it—who doesn't love a dog pushing a ball from one end of the field to the other?
Bring 'em back, I say. One of them needs to be named Bo.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||MGrow, it's a common problem across America|
|2 weeks 2 days ago||He played for a different HS his junior year||
According to the Scout article linked upthread:
"Carter, who is originally from Gilmer, played his junior season at Salado in Central Texas. While the team had a tough year, Carter put up big numbers with 2,887 passing yards, 24 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions, including one game with 613 yards and eight touchdowns. He moved back to Gilmer following the season."
If the team lost a bunch of games, that might explain his low recruiting profile going into his senior season.
I just watched his highlights again, and I think the notion that he's got a weak arm is ridiculous. He's throwing it 40 yards in the air on target without much apparent effort. I swear to God if Joe Montana was a HS senior some of you would be bitching about his arm strength.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||LOL Carter is a Buckeye||
This must have been what Harbaugh meant when he said he was rooting for the Buckeyes
Sorta odd that a QB who leads his team to a state championship in Texas isn't ranked