things go poorly
|3 hours 58 min ago||"I just...don't really care, one damn bit"||
If you really don't care one damn bit, that means you'd be fine with him dating your daughter, right?
|4 hours 3 min ago||"slice it against the grain or it will be TOUGH."||
If the meat is already cooked, how exactly does the direction of slicing impact the tenderness of the meat?
|16 hours 6 min ago||Great job of data gathering||
with one quibble: maybe I'm misunderstanding the point you were making, but Brady Hoke's pre-Michigan record isn't remotely similar to Brian Kelly's pre-ND record. Not even close.
|16 hours 16 min ago||You guys picking Utah... negged.||
That'll show 'em. They should know it's strictly unicorns and rainbows around these parts.
|22 hours 14 min ago||Heisman winners then and now||
Jay Berwanger, 1935 Heisman Trophy winner, University of Chicago:
“I wanted to attend a school that would give me a first-rate education in business, without special treatment, so that I would be prepared when opportunities were certain to return.”
Jameis Winston, 2013 Heisman Trophy winner, Florida State University:
"Fuck her right in the pussy!"
|1 day 5 hours ago||"It's a joke."||
If you're 12 years old, sure.
|1 day 8 hours ago||Welp, the most important factor in happiness is clear||
If you have a college football team that's highly successful, you'll be miserable. If you have one that's struggling, you'll be happy. Go figure.
|2 days 4 hours ago||i rarely see the dline throw a hand up||
For whatever reason, what you've observed has been the case since I arrived on campus in 1971.
|2 days 4 hours ago||Looks like that Kink in the plaid pants||
is blowing a wet juicy fart.
|2 days 4 hours ago||This is our Tempo||
|2 days 8 hours ago||Giving Carr the ball at the goal line against Purdue||
Still Lloyd's most ill-advised game decision ever. Cost us that game.
|2 days 8 hours ago||I thought Carr was bigger than that||
The UM roster database lists Carr at 285 as a junior and 269 as a senior. I question the latter weight, but I don't think he was as heavy as 300.
|2 days 23 hours ago||I will never root against Michigan||
but in the unfortunate event that we lost it would be entertaining to see all those who constantly blabbered idiotically about "Michigan Man" have to suck it during the off-season.
|3 days 2 hours ago||One word comes to mind||
This is even stupider than Jayru Campbell getting arrested on assault charges just hours after being released from jail.
Impulse control is a good thing.
|3 days 3 hours ago||This should be disturbing to all of you||
I have a perhaps irrational confidence—unbuttressed by anything concrete I can point to—that we're going to beat the Utes convincingly.
|3 days 5 hours ago||the Lions might be a surprise this year.||
Yes, the Lions will invent new and surprising ways to blow games.
|3 days 5 hours ago||the boos towards half time were not directed at the players||
Please describe in detail just exactly how the players are supposed to determine that "Booooooo!" or "You suck!" or whatever is directed at the coaches and not themselves.
|3 days 12 hours ago||I'm as old as the mgomatrix itself.||
I AM the MGoMatrix.
|3 days 13 hours ago||Winston Churchill says||
"A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject."
|3 days 16 hours ago||So, yeah, I'd say it's time to bring them back.||
They could be used as disciplinary tools for students who show up late.
|3 days 16 hours ago||Outside of indoctrinating five year olds||
If there was a big fuzzy Wolverine mascot prowling the grounds outside the stands before and after the games, I guarantee that a significant portion of those getting their photos taken with it would be young women being photographed by their boyfriends/husbands/fathers/etc.
Again, this is assuming it's not scary/weird Purdue Pete territory.
|3 days 20 hours ago||I'd be fine with a mascot||
as long as it kept to the grounds outside the stadium once the game started.
This is assuming that it doesn't look nightmarish like Purdue Pete.
|4 days 4 hours ago||Same thing about knee pads||
They used to be huge bulky things. Now it seems like lots of guys don't wear any at all.
|5 days 2 hours ago||This program apparently has gotten soft.||
That's the cure—Viagra for Michigan!
|5 days 2 hours ago||he took that Ball State program and turned it into a 12-1 team||
Bill Lynch's final three seasons at BSU:
Brady Hoke's first five seasons at BSU:
It took Hoke five years to surpass the final season of his predecessor—a predecessor who was fired because he was not winning enough.
|5 days 5 hours ago||if that dick is still wearing the Stanford hat||
No, Harbaugh is now sporting a 49ers hat.
|5 days 6 hours ago||the people who complain never actually went to AA,||
Yes, it's tough for the students to make the games on time when they have to attend their weekly Alcoholics Anonymous meeting.
|5 days 14 hours ago||Nice backwards MASH photo||
or is it H2AM?
|5 days 16 hours ago||OSU would shit themselves if they lost to Cincinnati.||
There'd be a run on coolers in Columbus.
|5 days 16 hours ago||scare the shit out of you on an elevator||
especially since C'sonte York is now enrolled at Toledo.
|5 days 17 hours ago||North Dakota State vs Incarnate Word||
WOTS is that the Pope will be up on the stage with Fowler, Herbie, and Corso. He's a huge college football fan, and was a pretty fair OG in seminary school.
Corso better watch out, though—if he lets loose with another "Ah, fuckit..." the Pope is gonna own his ass.
|5 days 17 hours ago||Nay Sayers?||
I say yes to Sayers:
|5 days 17 hours ago||30-23 Michigan||
In an ugly, sloppy game that does nothing to lessen the pressure on Hoke.
|5 days 17 hours ago||I will say 2012 at Nebraska was Forcier's moment.||
Truer words were never spoken. I'll go to my grave convinced that if Tate Forcier had kept his head screwed on more tightly that he could have been a great QB at Michigan.
But then I thought Sam McGuffie would be in Heisman contention by his junior year, so consider the source.
|5 days 17 hours ago||Yes. No.||
I have the exact opposite view. I'm not convinced this year's team would win in some crazy shootout with the 2009 squad, but there's no doubt in my mind that the program is in much better shape.
|5 days 17 hours ago||Not what I would say is an effective treatment for depression.||
That may be, but it's well established by clinical studies that a very high percentage of those suffering from bipolar abuse alcohol and other substances, none of which are truly effective treatments.
|5 days 17 hours ago||you can't expect self-medication to align perfectly w/treatment||
I doubt too many people self-medicate with a particular substance if the effects are unpleasant, but if they're enjoyable it doesn't mean it's not unconsciously also a response to underlying medical/mental health issues.
|5 days 17 hours ago||video and motion-picture cameras are strictly prohibited.||
LOL. Like a million people haven't been taking videos of the games with their phones for years now.
|5 days 17 hours ago||I will leave my 300mm at home||
Just slip the 300 inside your sweatshirt and pretend you're Bret Bielema. They'll never notice.
|5 days 17 hours ago||may introduce the recipe down in Knoxville.||
That's awesome. Food is the most reliable way of bridging different cultures.
|5 days 17 hours ago||And when Grandma is really pissed, you have to go fetch your own||
Sam Webb has spoken many times on the air about the whuppins he got from his grandma, and how he had to choose his own stick and make sure it wasn't too puny.
The details are important, but FWIW I'm not sure a switch would be any worse than the bare-ass spankings I got a few times from my dad when I was a young miscreant.
|5 days 21 hours ago||I don't know anything about ecstasy||
but since his parents mentioned an alleged medical condition, is MDMA ever used as a self-medication by those suffering from bipolar or other varieties of depression, the way alcohol and other drugs are?
|5 days 21 hours ago||It's solid and professional, but nothing special.||
Considering the uninformed drivel that is normally written by alleged "journalists" in the so-called "mainstream media," I think Baumgardner's piece was appropriately critical, informative where necessary, and quite reasonable in its critique of Hoke and his staff.
|5 days 22 hours ago||What's wrong with being ecstatic?||
So now the NCAA is regulating our emotional states? Sheesh.
|6 days 10 min ago||Did your mother have any children that lived?||
Daleks don't have children.
|6 days 11 min ago||Way too close.||
Too bad he didn't title it "Bolden Ineligible." I'm in the mood for a Friday negbang.
|6 days 16 min ago||Michigan doesn't need to crawl out of a giant hole in the ground||
You can call that smoking crater in South Bend anything you want, but at the end of the day it's still a giant hole in the ground.
|6 days 2 hours ago||The game has the feeling of San Diego State from 2011.||
??? We were in the Era of Good Feelings at that point, coming off three straight reasonably solid victories leading up to the SDSU game, including the first UTL spectacular. The difference between then and now is cavernous.
|6 days 2 hours ago||a win will not move the needle in Hoke's favor at all.||
That's going to be the case up to the MSU game. It won't matter how resounding our victories are leading up to that game; if we lose in EL, it's going to be DEFCON 1 around here, and for Hoke.
|6 days 2 hours ago||Miami OH is really bad||
Which means I fully expect Michigan to make Miami's QB look like either Tom Brady or Donovan McNabb, or maybe a genetic hybrid of both. We'll look listless early, get up to a nice lead, and then let it dribble away after turnovers, penalties, ST fuckups, and missed opportunities allow Miami to make a game of it.
|6 days 2 hours ago||That's an awesome apocalypse illustration||
BiSB, where's it from?
|6 days 4 hours ago||The most important coaching trait Beilein has for me?||
The ability to recognize when his assistants aren't getting the job done, the spine necessary to let them go, and the skill to identify and hire top-quality assistants to replace them.
In terms of general character, what's striking to me is his humility. In contrast to so many elite-level coaches (and ADs) whose egos can barely fit through the door, Beilein seems genuinely humble and grounded in reality.
|6 days 12 hours ago||30-23 Michigan||
|6 days 12 hours ago||Rivals says that Hill was a 2009 commit to Stanford||
If that's right, did he then decommit to BYU, or did he transfer? Hard to imagine somebody would turn down Stanford for BYU...
|6 days 21 hours ago||I know it's still early in his career||
but so far I've seen nothing that indicates conclusively that Green isn't Kevin Grady 2.0.
|6 days 22 hours ago||How many big-time programs have hired a new coach||
who has a career losing record in college prior to being hired? I can't imagine it's very common.
|6 days 22 hours ago||as [Cook] has cultivated sources within the athletic department||
I always secretly suspected that Hunter Lochmann is an MGoBlog mole in the AD.
|1 week 1 hour ago||How about these first seven seasons?||
Should have run this guy out of Blacksburg.
|1 week 1 hour ago||Maybe we should hire CMU's offensive line coach.||
Sorry, I couldn't resist.
|1 week 1 hour ago||"Dave Brandonification" of MGoBlog?||
|1 week 20 hours ago||Is that acceleration real?||
That's my reaction—he looks like he's moving at extra-dimensional speeds and must appear like an uncatchable blur to the defense.
|1 week 20 hours ago||why he doesn't play more, well that's got us all confused.||
I would assume it's because he's not 100% yet on his repaired knee and they're trying not to overwork him.
I hope he hasn't fallen into the strange black hole that Q Washington fell into last season.
|1 week 21 hours ago||When is the last time we've faced a QB||
and have made him look worse than he usually plays? Especially in a big game? Seems like regardless of who we play, the opposing QB inevitably looks like a combo of Unitas, Montana, Brady, Manning, and Kaepernick.
|1 week 1 day ago||Was football invented by Ancient Aliens?||
I don't understand Michigan's offensive line woes, therefore aliens.
|1 week 1 day ago||asked if I would actually still be considering Michigan after||
Considering Elston both played and coached at Michigan, that stings.
|1 week 2 days ago||"Alumni Giving Rate" kills us||
After they pony up for season tickets to football, hockey, and basketball, they're eating Ramen for the rest of the year.
|1 week 2 days ago||College rankings come out with the same frequency||
that country music awards shows do.
|1 week 2 days ago||If a healthy Fitz had been given the holes that Butch Woolfolk||
or Tyrone Wheatley or Biakabatuka routinely had, he'd have gained 1000 yds easily.
|1 week 2 days ago||it was probably discomforting for him to see running lanes||
Fitz probably suffered from a severe case of agoraphobia with those wide open spaces in front of him.
|1 week 2 days ago||he was the 3rd or 4th best running back on the team last year||
What??? You're saying that Green, Smith, Hayes, or Rawls should have started in front of Fitz?
|1 week 2 days ago||"Those are my requirements."||
The only people who have actual "requirements" in this matter are David Brandon's bosses and the people who contribute craptons of money to the athletic department. And perhaps a small number of high-level and well-connected season ticket holders.
The rest of us get to bitch and pissmoan, which is basically farting into a hurricane in terms of having tangible effect.
|1 week 2 days ago||A head coach is only as good as his assistants||
During his tenure at Michigan Bo hired a large number of highly capable assistants, many of whom went on to become head coaches themselves. At least four of them—Carr, Nehlen, Miles, and McCartney—got their teams to national championship games, with three of them winning. Several other of his coaches, such as Young, Harbaugh, Smith, and Moeller, had significant stretches of success.
Hoke has been a head coach for 11+ years, and there is relatively little evidence that he's as adept as Bo was at identifying and hiring top-notch assistants.
|1 week 2 days ago||This is exactly like the hoo-ha over RR's comment that some fans||
should "get a life."
Hoke has issues as a HC, but It's fucking ridiculous to get bent out of shape over what he said. Anybody who tweets/emails/texts this kind of shit to players is an asshole. It was rampant assholism when Navarre got abuse on campus, and it's rampant assholism for the current players to receive it.
|1 week 2 days ago||how a guy like Navarre, who, you know, actually won big games||
If MGoBlog had existed in 2001 and 2002, you would have been leading the charge to dump him in favor of whoever the backup was.
|1 week 2 days ago||I dont recall if Navarre played vs FSU or who our QB was||
It was Grbac. That FSU shellacking is one of the few losses in my memory that was as humiliating as this one.
|1 week 3 days ago||the RB's averaged 4YPC||
Smith and Green had all but two of the RB carries for the night. They accumulated a whopping 55 yards on 20 carries for 2.75 yds/carry.
|1 week 3 days ago||"This is not an offensive coordinator thing."||
How in holy hell is it NOT an offensive coordinator thing? If it's not the OC's job to dictate tempo, whose job is it? The noted offensive guru Brady Hoke? Darrell Funk?
|1 week 3 days ago||You probably aren't going to kill a lion with a spoon.||
C'mon, Riddick killed a prison guard on Crematoria with a teacup.
|1 week 3 days ago||Send us a postcard from La Paz||
You'll be there pretty soon.
|1 week 3 days ago||A rivals ranking doesn't translate into successful seasons.||
I never said it did. All I pointed out was that by any objective measure, Hoke's recruiting classes are as good or better than most other programs in the country, which your list helpfully highlights. After all, the majority of Michigan's highly-rated recruits had many offers from schools on the list next to Michigan. If Hoke was wrong about a particular recruit, so were many other schools.
Your logical argument shouldn't be that Michigan's recruiting sucks—again, your list shows it doesn't—but that Michigan isn't developing what it gets. I'd agree with that point.
|1 week 3 days ago||it would be good to try some unusual practices||
Maybe Hoke should bring hot chocolate and cookies to each player and read them a nice, soothing bedtime story, like some Calvin & Hobbes.
|1 week 3 days ago||USC started the season with two pure FR at guard||
and a redshirt SO at tackle. Don't know if they all played against Stanford.
USC has a new OL coach, a guy with 25 years experience, most recently with the 49ers:
I've defended Funk, but it's eye-opening and sobering to see other programs have success with OL as young as ours, if not younger.
|1 week 3 days ago||"The lack in confidence shows up in recruiting too."||
Your points are reasonable, or at least worth discussion, with the exception of this one. You're simply wrong.
The recruiting has been by far the best aspect of Hoke's tenure.
|1 week 3 days ago||"If the fire in their belly is increased..."||
We have no fire in the belly in the first place.
A team reflects the personality of its head coach.
|1 week 3 days ago||And how much sense does it make to have||
our DL drop into pass coverage? I saw Glasgow and Mone do it against Appy St, and Clark do it against ND. Seems to me that's a matchup that a guy weighing 280-300 lbs is never going to win unless he's covering an OL.
|1 week 3 days ago||The sadistic side of me hopes its the Holiday Bowl||
with Michigan facing Arizona.
|1 week 3 days ago||Connor Cook is VERY immobile.||
He's so immobile that MSU was conference champion and won the Rose Bowl.
I think it's going to be MSU vs Wisconsin again in the conf championship.
|1 week 3 days ago||"the ground game was working."||
In what world is 100 yards on 35 carries for a 2.9 average "working?"
|1 week 3 days ago||a few bright spots (interior DL, namely Glasgow||
Just exactly what "bright spots" did Glasgow provide last night?
|1 week 4 days ago||The D is a serious problem with no solution in sight.||
The d-line consistently is unable to generate meaningful push and pressure at key times, regardless of the youth or inexperience of the O-Linemen they're going up against.
Considering the many of our DL are highly-ranked recruits, I suspect the problem is at least partially due to the simple fact they're not strong enough.
|1 week 4 days ago||Don't know about Martin, but I do know that Bo was right||
At some point after he retired as HC Schembechler said that the most important decision that any UM athletic director will ever make is who they hire as head football coach.
Right now, It appears as though that Brandon biffed it. He hired a guy with a career losing record on the road, and that problem is rearing its very ugly head in Ann Arbor.
|1 week 4 days ago||Desmond wasn't necessarily happy||
I heard the same stuff too, and it wouldn't surprise me. They should have just retired #21 and #2 and be done with it.
|1 week 4 days ago||All the hype about the defensive line is just that:||
This game has reinforced my belief that our S&C program is insufficient to the task at hand.
|1 week 4 days ago||Just a marketing ploy||
There is not a single particle of evidence that there was any widespread desire on the part of the Michigan fan base to do the legends numbers. None. Until it was unveiled I had never heard in all my years of being a Michigan fan anybody other than the occasional crank say "we should unretire the jerseys." I have never heard any Michigan alumni player advocate the move. I never heard a Regent advocate the move.
There was no demand, no grass-roots groundswell insisting on this move. It was something completely cooked up by Brandon and his athletic department.
It was a PR gimmick at its very core by an athletic department whose mantra is "If it ain't broke, break it!"
|1 week 4 days ago||No correlation between treatment of the press and winning||
Most people here are far too young to know that during the first 10+ years of Bo's tenure here, his dealings with the press were frequently contentious if not downright nasty. He hated the press, hated being questioned, and even shoved a Michigan Daily reporter who had the temerity to ask Bo impertinent questions after a bad loss in 1979.
Relations with the press are the least of Brady Hoke's problems.
|1 week 4 days ago||"We can run the football..."||
Based on what evidence?
We gained a whopping 100 yards total on 31 attempts for a sparkling 2.9 yds per carry.
Rice gained 141 yards on 40 attempts for 3.5 yds per carry.
The fact is that our running game against teams with a pulse remains pathetic.
|1 week 4 days ago||The circumstances are very different in many ways||
Nonetheless I can't avoid having the same feeling about Michigan's head football coach tonight that I did trudging out of the stadium after the 2010 game against Wisconsin:
Dead man walking.
|1 week 6 days ago||Not surprising that USC is regarded as their #1 rival||
USC is basically Ohio State for Notre Dame.
ND and USC have played 85 games, and have played every season since 1926, except for the WWII years of 43-45.
What's surprising to me is how prominently Michigan is mentioned in the list of "Most (Whatever)" opponents.
|1 week 6 days ago||"College of Faith?"||
I guess "Little Sisters of the Poor" was already taken.
|1 week 6 days ago||as Ira is probably having a meltdown.||
From what I heard this morning, far from having a meltdown, Ira said that he doesn't really care if they play, and that it won't change the way he views the game.
|2 weeks 1 hour ago||Games before current UM players were born won't effect play||
The failed invasion of Russia by Napoleon didn't affect the Nazis in WWII either. That doesn't mean it would have been smart to place a large wager on the Germans. Going into hostile territory has a way of evening the odds, something that UM fans seem to consistently ignore.
|2 weeks 1 hour ago||The line that Michigan can rotate in this year is overall better||
I actually agree with you on this, at least on paper. My admittedly simple-minded point is that rosters on paper sometimes aren't equaled by on-field performance against decent opposition, and Appy St. wasn't decent opposition.
No worries about the downvotes... I learned long ago around here that predicting anything other than unicorns and rainbows for Michigan football reliably results in negs from a certain segment of the MGoBlog fanbase. Since I can't cash them in at the bank, I don't give a shit about points.
|2 weeks 4 hours ago||I predict me being nervous||
That's the perspective that being a historian gives you, especially when it comes to us playing under the watchful gaze of Test-Cheating Jesus.
|2 weeks 4 hours ago||this is the best unit that we've seen since Hoke has been here||
You think the Appy St. game constitutes proof that the 2014 D is better than the 2011 D?
|2 weeks 5 hours ago||ND 35 UM 27||
• We haven't beaten a ranked team on the road since 2006
• Under Hoke, we haven't beaten a team with a winning season record in its own stadium
• Our record in South Bend since 1978 is 5-10.
• We've had significant historical trouble with mobile, quick QBs who can throw
• ND has had ridiculous luck against UM at home.
|2 weeks 9 hours ago||If past is prologue, doesn't look good on Saturday||
Since the series resumed in 1978, UM has won in South Bend just once per decade:
1978, 1986, 1994, 2006, and 2010.
|2 weeks 9 hours ago||that fig looks like||
That's one helluva yeast infection.
|2 weeks 9 hours ago||35-27 Notre Dame||
The normal Irish luck in South Bend rears its ugly head once again.
|2 weeks 22 hours ago||What a difference a game makes||
Maybe my memory is faulty, but I swear it was a common opinion around these parts very recently that our LB corps was deep and talented. One game against a crappy opponent, and now there are issues.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Better chance Brian eating an entire lemon tree than that happen||
Don't sell yourself short, kid.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||"He could probably be the best receiver to ever play here.”||
Funchess is a huge talent, but let's see what he does over the next two years when big games are on the line before we start elevating him like that.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||not a bad guy to have a beer with.||
That's a genuine "cool story, bro" if it's genuine.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Brian's lucky he doesn't have to eat a durian||
Too bad Smell-O-Vision hasn't come to the internet yet.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||"You make a mountain out of a molehill."||
Truer words were never spoken.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||"So why do you care about this?"||
I just posted a comment saying that I don't care what Hoke says or doesn't say about injuries, and you immediately ask me why I care.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I'm voting for Fleetwood.||
Mick Fleetwood is one ugly dude. Do not want.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||The new banner should feature a lemon wearing a winged helmet||
about to be bitten by Brian. Microsoft Paint would be the appropriate program to use.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||It appears as though he doesn't know what the hell he wants||
Hardly unusual for kids his age, but he's jeopardizing his place in the class with this blue waffling.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Information is power.||
I completely agree. If you were discussing matters of government, public policy, and other things that truly impact our lives in meaningful ways, I'd be upset along with you about the withholding of information.
College football is entertainment, not fiscal policy, or fracking, or what to do about ISIS. Therefore I don't really give a shit what Hoke says at a presser. It doesn't affect my life one way or the other in any tangible way, either as a fan or as an alumnus.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||This is why coaches deserve mean tweets, and fans question them,||
Of all the reasons I can think of to criticize Brady Hoke, the very last one of them is his refusal to disclose player injuries to beat reporters or fans before he's ready to do so.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||"Why they did that, I don’t know..."||
Satterfield doesn't sound like the sharpest knife in the drawer.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||If Nuss thought that Funk was a terrible coach||
and yet still took the job as OC, then he'd be directly tying his own success to a coach he thought was terrible. Since Nussmeier doesn't strike me as an idiot, I think it's safe to conclude he thinks Funk is OK as offensive line coach.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||The first game of the modern rivalry: 1978 at South Bend||
Thanks to Wolverine Historian:
Notre Dame was defending National Champs, and a guy named Montana was leading the Irish against Michigan.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||one of the most hypnotizingly dull stretches of road ever||
I drove down to the AF Museum at Wright-Pat earlier this year, and agree 100%. Thank God I was with a friend so I had someone to talk to.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Ufer was fantastic in many ways and I loved him||
but if you listen to his PBP, it's eye (or ear-) opening how little hard information he gets into the calls.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||"...and to ward off scurvy."||
Excellent framing: eating lemons is a vital weapon in public health.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||pesky canker sore?||
Are you sure it's not a chancre sore?
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Das racis'?||
Nyet, das Putin.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I'll donate $25 to Mott or whatever charity he selects||
if Brian eats the lemon and posts the video.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||the only one on the planet that doesn't hate Brent Musberger.||
I actually sort of like Musberger, as long as it's in small doses.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Was able to catch just about a quarter's worth of the game||
Brandy sounded a bit hyper and forced at times, but he was OK. Dierdorf was smooth but entertaining.
I was pleasantly surprised at what I didn't hear—I thought there was a danger that they could spend too much time on their Bo anecdotes and stories, but that wasn't the case at all.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Zoauntarious Brunt has a brother||
name of Zoroaster. Does some magical things on the field.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I suggest letting Brian precede the lemon||
with some salt and a shot of tequila.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Some damn fool is right now contemplating||
doing some highly inadvisable photoshopping and posting it. La Paz awaits him. Permanently.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||OSU and MSU will have a tough time there.||
That doesn't do us any good this year.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Is it true that the number of tickets allotted for students||
has been decreased? How much was the decrease?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||:30 segments about the SPCA||
I don't recall ever hearing a spot for the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. You're probably thinking of the promos for the Humane Society of Huron Valley; they do a variety of cross-promotional stuff during the year.
And why would you have a problem with an SPCA ad anyhow?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Sam and his wife had a baby a few months ago||
and with a teenager and three dogs to boot, his hands are full. He needs at least one day off.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||It's great marketing to identify yourself with an industry||
that has shed thousands of jobs in SE Michigan in the last 25 years.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Evaluating after an opponent like Appy St is way premature.||
Let's see what they do against better competition before one or the other is anointed.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||when it comes to the run game the OLine is extremely relevant.||
When it comes to cooking meat a source of heat is extremely relevant.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||The curse of youth at all your skill positions||
not to mention the curse of Cam Cameron.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Don't understand||
Wisconsin and LSU are playing down in Texas and they're not wearing clowniforms- just their normal unis. How can they recruit like that? After all, the kids love the uniformz.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||He got handled easily?||
That's unpossible. He's a technician.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Voltron is a troll who hates your daughter, hates the AF,||
and hates everything connected to Michigan, including Denard.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||someone this hyped this early and for me to be barely functional||
It's the OP who's barely functional, not you.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Blue81 is unhappy||
apparently he was hoping Roseboro would stay in N.C.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||has been wrong a bit more in the past couple of recruiting class||
This isn't really correct. As others have already said below, Sam's "gut feelings" are very different from just his normal optimism. The only "gut feeling" that I can recall that went the other way was Sean Parker. I've listened to Sam since he first came on WTKA, and in every instance after a "gut feeling" recruit did commit to Michigan, it's turned out that the commit essentially told Sam beforehand that he was going to come to Michigan, and the whole "gut feeling" thing is just Sam's way of communicating this without coming right out and pre-empting the kid's own announcement.
Webb never had a "gut feeling" about Hand, and I don't believe he ever had one about McDowell, either. His reluctance to issue one was confirmed by events. Obviously we're all hoping that Sam's gut is accurate this time as well.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Being asked who was more exciting to watch||
between Carter, Howard, Woodson, or Denard, to pick just the most obvious examples, is like being asked which of your children do you love the most. I love 'em all.
|3 weeks 6 hours ago||looks like he is really showing love to NC State on twitter.||
If this is accurate, then it's not a good sign. It's common for fans to disregard what recruits are tweeting; it was a constant refrain during Damien Harris's saga that what he was saying or showing on twitter was irrelevant, but it appears as though it was an indication of his frame of mind.
I think Sam might have pulled the trigger on the gut feeling prematurely on Roseboro. Which will suck.
|3 weeks 16 hours ago||should be reserved for people who either coached or played||
That's not the reason behind my preference. Bob Ufer and Frank Beckmann didn't coach or play the game, and they were great announcers. There are players and ex-coaches who I can't stand to listen to.
It's the particular character—the pitch, the tenor, the sound, the delivery—of a female voice announcing a football game that doesn't do it for me, at least none of those I've heard. Perhaps it's just that I haven't heard the right one yet. I have no problem with female announcers for other sports, such as Olympic competitions, figure skating, or pro biking, for example, since for me those sports don't demand the kind of ridiculous bombast that I instinctively associate with football.
Women should have every opportunity in broadcast journalism, including sports play-by-play. That doesn't mean that everybody will enjoy listening to them.
|3 weeks 16 hours ago||Would you ever start a sentence,||
It's a fair point you're making. My answer to your question is no, but it's not easy formulating a reason why one is acceptable and the other is not.
|3 weeks 17 hours ago||Now that there's no three-second delay in the local radio feed||
there's no reason not to listen to Dan and Brandy on WTKA while the game is on the tube.
I admit this is pure unadulterated sexism, but I really can't stand listening to female football announcers. It just seems wrong to my ears.
*Edit: a look at the other thread about this implies the delay will still be in place for listeners not in the stadium. Dang.
|3 weeks 18 hours ago||Looks like it's time for me||
to ditch my skepticism about Glasgow and trust the coaches.
I'm more interested and excited about the DL than any other unit on the team.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Is there any chance this kid doesn't play DT?||
FWIW, Sam Webb has been saying for a number of weeks now that Roseboro doesn't move or look like he's carrying 283, and that he's quick enough for DE, which is supposedly how UM is looking at him.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Some even think it is the best.||
Show us the sources.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Omg what is the marmot's name??||
When I was a kid my dad would take me hiking in Colorado. Up on the mountain trails he'd fart and blame it on the marmots.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||for a Fieger Bowl.||
They should host the Kevorkian Bowl for two programs on the skids.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||It sucks but it doesn't make them useless nor hacks.||
If any journalist thinks his or her job consists of "giving the public what they want," that's the very definition of a hack.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Have faith people.||
To quote the first President Bush: "Trust, but verify."
|3 weeks 2 days ago||The questions are absolutely awful though.||
The vast majority of today's American "journalists" are useless hacks, and it's especially the case with those who cover sports.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I've heard info myself that strongly suggests DR will choose UM||
Webb issued one of his famous "gut feelings" about Roseboro a couple of weeks ago, but he did mention yesterday morning the rumors about NC State. He didn't change his prediction, but it was clear that it wasn't as confident as his original gut feeling.
It's my understanding that Sam's gut feelings are essentially the result of a recruit making it clear privately to him that he's going to choose Michigan. The problem is that kids can and do change their minds as the decision day gets closer. I'm always a little bit skeptical when it comes to kids from the South, but Webb's "gut feelings" have been very reliable. While there were plenty of people who were confidently predicting Hand would end up here, Webb never came close to a gut feeling for Hand, and during the last 2-3 weeks of the recruiting process for him he was saying that Alabama was going to be the choice if Hand's decision was determined by pure football reasons.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||hoping they can make some of those players eat those words||
Don't use the word "eat" around one of our RBs.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||A Sparty, a Domer, and a Buckeye were playing golf||
They were commenting on how their bodies were having problems as they grew older.
The Sparty says, "I haven't taken a good leak in years...it burns, no steady stream. It sucks."
The Domer says, "I know what you're saying...I haven't had a good shit in over a year. Nothing is more satisfying nowadays, wish I could take a good shit just once."
The Buckeye chimes in... "I don't have any of those problems. Every morning at 7am, I have a nice piss... steady stream, no problems. And then every morning at 7:30, I take a good shit, no problems."
The Sparty and the Domer blurt out at the same time, "Well, you MUST have at least one problem to deal with...?"
The Buckeye says, "Yeah dang it, I do. I just wish I could wake up before 8am."
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Good thing you're here to beat that horse.||
There's no horse so dead that it doesn't deserve a few additional whacks. You can never be too sure.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Where is the loyal MGoBlog commenter who opines||
that he doesn't care if we wear pink tu-tus as long as we win? Man, people are getting lazy around here and taking their jobs for granted.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||the Glasgows|
|3 weeks 3 days ago||other than it makes you happy?||
It's mainly because my suspicion is that if you have sixteen captains, you really don't have any, and that college football is a sport in which having strong designated leaders is a good thing.
Is this something I'm going to be harping on? Nope.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||If his technique is better/more consistent I bet he will be||
This assumes there's a direct correlation between sound technique and on-field production. In cases where the talent level is approximately equal, I can easily see how the technique would be the difference-maker. What if the physical talent levels are not?
I heard an anecdote several years ago on the radio that involved Bo Schembechler and Alex Agase. While both were primarily OL during their college years, Agase was a far more talented lineman than Bo was, and was a three-time All American guard and had a short career in the pros.
Both Bo and Agase were young assistants under Ara Parseghian at Northwestern during the '56 and '57 seasons, and at some point they got into an argument about the importance of physical talent versus technique and execution when it came to line play. Eventually they decided to conduct their own version of the Michigan drill, going mano a mano to see who could get the better of whom, with Bo declaring that superior technique would defeat raw physical talent. As the story goes, despite repeated attempts, Bo and his superior technique was no match for the physical talent of Agase, and Alex basically cleaned Bo's clock.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I hope everyone hates this as much now as they did under RR||
I do. The solution to having bad captains isn't to do away with them—it's getting better captains.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I'm sure Glasgow is a better DT than Pipkins.||
Based on what, exactly?
Last year, Pipkins appeared in five games, had 7 tackles and half a sack.
Glasgow appeared in eleven games, and had 2 tackles.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||more goes into the evaluation than the Michigan drill.||
Well sure, I would hope and expect that. That being said, if Glasgow participated in the MIchigan drill and was blowing people up, he would have appeared in it.
Since they're probably going to rotate frequently it may not really matter who the designated starters are, but I'll be a bit surprised if RG is the starter by the time conference play rolls around.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||WTF?||
If you can't figure out who the captains should be at the beginning of the season, naming them after the fact at the end of the season is silly.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I can't get that mad at a season containing the 2010 ND game||
Last year was frustrating and disappointing and worrying, but at least our defensive coordinator didn't rub a fucking stuffed animal in the face of one of our linebackers during an ass-pounding embarrassment in our own stadium.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||But to say it was worse than 2008 is just recency bias.||
A proof of that would be to ask 109,000 Michigan fans in the stands if they would exchange last year's record for 2008's record.
Among other things, it would reveal just how many sado-masochists sit in Michigan Stadium each Saturday.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||The ironic thing about Kalis on that play||
is that the only guy he really hits is his own teammate at the end of the play. Runs right into Kerridge like he wanted to. Bizarre.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Okay then.||
As Magnus pointed out, Ryan Glasgow had two tackles last year, and a quick look at the season stats at MGoBlue indicates that he appeared in 11 games.
Nathan Brink appeared in all of 4 games in his final season in 2012, and he also had two tackles, plus 1.5 sacks. In Brink's junior season, he played in 11 games, and started one. He had one tackle, and one sack.
Glasgow is only a RS Sophomore, while Brink was a senior in 2012, so the comparison isn't apples-to-apples. However, as of right now, they're similar in that they are walkons who've displayed great determination and work ethic, and have received open accolades from Hoke out of proportion to their actual in-game production. If Glasgow does start and can be a disruptive force, that's obviously a tremendous plus for the DL.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||If he's under contract but can't be bothered to stay in shape||
or attend the offseason program, his days in the NFL are probably over. Nobody's going to want an old DL who can't keep his shit together.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||who is this year's Nathan Brink?||
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Curious about everyone's opinion while they're drinking/thinking||
Did Suh deserve a penalty for this hit on Henne? If so, why? If not, why not?
|3 weeks 4 days ago||It was a non issue and Suh didn't do anything even remotely bad.||
Suh cheapshots Henne well after he gets off the pass and you say he didn't do anything remotely bad?
|3 weeks 5 days ago||wrestler Mike Martin/Rob Renes type||
Renes is somebody I've been thinking about re: Glasgow. Was Ryan a wrestler in HS?
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Phil Steele's mag is the best raw information source on CFB||
the data he assembles on each team is really great to have in one place. As for his predictions, he's not nearly as accurate as he claims he is, and his predictions are the least worthwhile reason to pay attention to him.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Normally I'm in favor of redshirts if all they do||
is get spot duty on special teams, like the way Will Campbell did in his totally wasted freshman year. In Mone's case, I bet he gets significant playing time since Mattison likes to rotate DLs, and I think he's talented enough to be productive.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I want to earn enough MGoPoints I can get away from everyone.||
I tried to buy a vacation home in Colorado with my MGoPoints, but the mortgage banker just laughed at me for some reason.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I'd like to never hear the term "little brother" again||
but it was Mark Dantonio who used the term first. Hart's comment was made in response to Dantonio's.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Would you report her to the DOT?||
Yes, because every time she parks in a handicap spot she's taking a spot away from somebody who is truly disabled. I'd be tempted shoot a minute of video to document the situation.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Ron Swanson speaks|
|3 weeks 5 days ago||annual (or even every home game) mgotailgate gig or bbq||
This would be awesome.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||A three-way tie between||
Chunks the Hobo, King of Belch, and Herm.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Ryan Glasgow starting over Pipkins?||
Still scratching my head over this. If we'll be rotating lots of guys who starts may not be all that important, but Pip was featured several times in the Michigan Drill video, and I didn't see Glasgow once.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||no more room in Michigan Stadium 40 years ago than there is now||
Yes and no. Up until late in 1975, the only games on the Michigan schedule that reliably filled the stadium were the MSU and OSU games.
I came to school here in '71, and the OSU game that season was the only game filled to capacity. At every other home game, there were many thousands of empty seats; Indiana was homecoming that year, and the attendance was around 75K. The home opener in '74 was Iowa, and there were only 76K at that game. The Northwestern game in '75 drew 86K.
So, for non-MSU or OSU games, there was generally enough extra room to fit in a cooler. There were plenty of fans around me in the student section who were bringing them in.
That didn't keep some of them from getting shitfaced, falling on their asses, and puking all over the people next to them. Good times.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||adding beer isn't going to magically create more drunk assholes||
There's nothing magic about it—it's the predictable result of increasing alcohol availability.
Do you really want fans who've already been pounding down the beer for two hours at their tailgate buying more beer inside?
I would only support it if there were rigid controls put in place on the amount that could be sold to individuals, and if the drinkers were confined to a certain part of the stands.
I'm not some anti-booze abstainer, either, as my friends and family can attest. Like most people I can enjoy my booze without becoming a disruptive asshole, but there is a small but reliable percentage of the population that is simply unable to accomplish that feat. And they can make the sporting experience miserable for those around them.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||every major league sport sells acohol and gets along just fine.||
I don't know what country you live in, but in this country there are significant alcohol-related problems at every sports venue selling beer at virtually every game. Things have gotten so out-of-hand with booze that some stadiums have started segregating their booze drinkers from families because the drunken assholes started driving away fans who wanted to take their families to the games.
At every Michigan home game there are fans, students and non-students alike, who are booted from the stadium for being drunken assholes, and some have to be treated by medical personnel either for overconsumption or for injuries they sustain from falling on their faces or fighting, or both. And all that's without selling booze on stadium grounds. Start selling it inside, and you are assured that the problems will only intensify in magnitude.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||10-2 reg season, with bowl win over high-level program||
Agonizingly close losses to ND and PSU, but tight road victories against MSU and OSU. Wrap up season with convincing win in bowl game over a quality opponent.
Offense sputters mcuh of the season, but defense is very solid to start and frequently dominant. Pipkins, Henry, Hurst, and Mone are difference makers. Mediocre special teams play is key element in losses.
Norfleet doesn't come close to returning a kick for a TD, but come spring 2015 people will be rhapsodizing about his kick returning ability once again.
*Edit: I originally predicted 8-4 with losses to MSU and OSU, but after watching the Michigan drill my logic has been overtaken by my emotion.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||"I like to hit people really fucking hard."||
One of the greatest quotes by a Michigan player in history. Give me a team full of guys with that attitude and it would be fun to watch.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Wolverine Historian should handle the programming for Michigan||
this x million percent
The programming people at BTN are morons.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Brandt (also a RS FR) started over Ziemann.||
According to the UM football stats at the Bentley site, Ziemann started 9 games to Brandt's 2, so that's why I listed Ziemann. Whether the info on that site is dead accurate, I can't say.
You're right that Hutch and Backus in terms of playing experience were RS freshmen; depending on the source, academic year is listed (as here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1997_Michigan_Wolverines_football_team), or playing experience is.
There are probably other similar corrections that could be made to my list, so have at it.
|4 weeks 1 hour ago||I suspect that BB recruiting hasn't landed as many of the||
"blue chippers" that are the glaringly obvious one-and-dones as we'd like because they know Beilein and his staff will make sure they go to class and do their homework. I truly believe that the large majority of the top targeted recruits all plan on staying no more than two years at the very most, and just don't give a shit about the education part of school because they're completely focused on the NBA.
I believe this also applies to many of the top hockey recruits, too; playing college hockey is just a very temporary way station on their way to the NHL... or riding a bus in the AHL.
|4 weeks 2 hours ago||I wouldn't piss on him||
if he was on fire.