fair point that
|5 hours 32 min ago||but not about that fucker on the bottom of the msu pile.||
You're a disgrace to your avatar's name and character.
|7 hours 55 min ago||Considering how he looked early in the season||
Rudock has been the biggest surprise to me.
|9 hours 43 min ago||Why is Durkin spending even five minutes||
talking to Maryland at this point in the season?
|9 hours 58 min ago||What the hell are you thinking?||
You're talking about revenge for Michigan, and the youtube you're linking was put up by a Buckeye.
|10 hours 1 min ago||isn't it just TIME for another iconic Michigan moment?||
Yeah—seeing Michigan with more points when the clock hits 00:00. Everything else is gravy.
|1 day 38 min ago||If Herman was gonna move||
He could have gone to LSU after this season, or maybe Georgia or Texas after next year. South Cackalackey seems like reaching a little low to me. Sorta like Mullen to Maryland.
|1 day 1 hour ago||You sit in the DMV||
Sitting in the DMV is pretty much my definition of Hell on Earth. Especially if my ticket number is 96 and the lady calls out "Number 14."
|1 day 1 hour ago||but that's just fucking stupid.||
A lot of wishful thinking going around about Meyer.
|1 day 2 hours ago||I'd much rather Maryland hire Cam Cameron||
He'll be available real soon, and cheaper, too.
|1 day 3 hours ago||counting on Brokenberg/Franklin to pull off a road upset||
Penn State beating MSU in EL would be a far bigger upset than MSU beating OSU in Columbus.
|1 day 4 hours ago||The most PSU can do is keep it close||
Even if they do, it seems like this is the season when enough falls MSU's way. PSU will be tied with 20 seconds left and driving for a game clinching FG but then Hackenberg will fumble the shotgun snap, kick it trying to recover it, and Sparty will return it for a game-winning TD as time expires.
I think MSU's ability to "fuck things up" pretty much left with JL Smith.
|1 day 5 hours ago||But we were screwed by a vote of Big 10 Athletic directors.||
The justification was that Franklin had broken his collarbone and wouldn't be close to 100% in the Rose Bowl.
The unfortunate thing with the whole "we were screwed" narrative is that Ohio State went out and absolutely smoked USC 42-21. Considering Bo's miserable record in the Rose Bowl—especially our typically anemic offensive performances—it's difficult for me to envision Michigan coming anywhere close to that performance by the Buckeyes in that Rose Bowl.
Which means that the ADs who cast the votes for OSU could always point to the Rose Bowl results to support their decision.
|1 day 6 hours ago||I hate marketing||
Which might explain your reasonable and well-intentioned but I think unrealistic expectation that baggage shouldn't accompany the mere mention of somebody's name.
Marketing generally depends on the leveraging of unspoken associations in the target audience's mind, even if they're tangential to the specific thing being marketed. That it's frequently scurrilous in intent—like racial dog-whistling in political campaign ads—doesn't mean it's not effective, unfortunately. Compartmentalization in the human mind isn't absolute.
|1 day 7 hours ago||Nice straw man though.||
You were the one who brought Brandon's name into the conversation, and you can't seriously expect to do that without the entirety of Brandon's record coming along with that mention. It's hard to think of another sports figure who brings more negative baggage with him on MGoBlog than Brandon.
|1 day 8 hours ago||Maybe he's been trying to reach us.||
Maybe Brian is RDT in a parallel universe.
|1 day 8 hours ago||fixing the root cause can cause serious downtime||
First, do no harm. Especially during Ohio State week.
|1 day 8 hours ago||Well, look at that||
Who knew there was capybara porn on the internet?
|1 day 9 hours ago||I suggested a solution to Brian last year||
Use these to power the MGoServers:
Instead of the ones he's currently using:
but he didn't listen.
|1 day 18 hours ago||I looked at all the passing records on MGoBlue||
I didn't see a single one still held by Harbaugh.
|1 day 19 hours ago||If that's supposed to be Texas||
they must have farmed out the geography research to Ben Carson's staff.
|2 days 8 min ago||"Where do you think that toughness comes from?"||
If I was a coach and had to listen to dumbass high-school sophomore-level questions like this I don't know if I could keep a civil tongue in my head.
|2 days 16 hours ago||Weber didn't get a NC ring.||
Yep, brainfart on my part. Thanks.
|2 days 16 hours ago||warrant all the attention we throw his way.||
Nobody would be paying any mind to this if it weren't for the fact that Weber is a local Detroit kid whose HS coach played for Michigan, but chose our most hated rival to play for and is now expressing what appears to be buyer's remorse. That's going to be a story line regardless of what you think, especially leading up to the game. It's not whining or bitching. If Malik McDowell was riding the bench and tweeted out a similar comment before the MSU game, it would have gotten a similar amount of attention.
In comparison to a large percentage of OPs, it's hardly the worst one.
|2 days 16 hours ago||He had his chance to change his mind||
Harbaugh went after him vigorously, and in the end Weber chose OSU over Michigan. No skin off of our nose, or there shouldn't be.
He got a NC ring out of it, and with Elliott leaving you'd think he'd be looking forward to his chance next season.
|2 days 17 hours ago||Given the context of what happened last weekend||
I'd say it's a big case of buyer's remorse.
|2 days 17 hours ago||So lemme get this straight||
Quarterback A goes 13/32 (40%) for 137 yards and one TD.
Quarterback B goes 25/38 (67%) for 256 yards and 2 TDs.
But Quarterback A is rated higher?
What's next from these knuckleheads? Mallett is a better QB than Brady?
|3 days 2 hours ago||There's little doubt that LSU tries hard for Dantonio||
If you've got sources for that assertion, let's see them.
You're saying that LSU is going to fire a 62-year old with a NC under his belt for a guy who would be 60 in fall 2016 who's never sniffed a NC and hasn't spent one second of his coaching career south of Ohio.
Nick Saban was 49 when LSU hired him in 2000.
|3 days 3 hours ago||But, you forgot Ron English to Pitt.||
?? Was that a thing? I can't recall ever seeing this notion.
|3 days 3 hours ago||I could see Miles taking over for Corso||
One goofball following another.
|3 days 3 hours ago||I'd be surprised if LSU didn't take a look at Herman||
It's common for ADs to hire new head coaches to remedy a perceived failing of the previous coach (like RR being brought in to juice up the supposedly stale offensive scheme under LC), and Herman's offensive smarts would be attractive to a program that's been traditionally strong on defense but mediocre on offense.
I thought Miles screwed himself when he brought Cameron in as his OC.
|3 days 3 hours ago||strongly advocating Herman for every big job that opens up||
Not if it means coming to the Big Ten.
|3 days 3 hours ago||Have some of you lost your minds?||
The Venn Diagram overlap of those who think that Dantonio would go to South Carolina and those who think that Miles would take a coordinator job is nearly 100%.
|3 days 3 hours ago||Miles is 62||
He's been very successful for 10 years in what's generally regarded as the toughest conference, and going anywhere other than another elite program would be a step down that he doesn't need to take. Few elite programs are going to give a guy that old a five-year contract to start out, and even if they did, recruiting would be a constant issue after the third year because of the unlikelihood he'd be extended.
He's now a very wealthy man, and should relax and spend time with his wife and four children and look forward to being a grandfather, if he's not one already.
|3 days 4 hours ago||Threw the ball like 8 times against State?||
Rudock attempted 25 passes against MSU.
|3 days 6 hours ago||Lucky for CW that he wasn't in the '97 or '99 draft||
The Lions had high picks in both those years, but in '98 their highest pick was #20.
|3 days 23 hours ago||Sure, there's a chance||
but don't kid yourself—it's a minuscule chance. MSU will have to turn the ball over six times for PSU to even be close in the 4th quarter.
Dantonio's a very good coach with a strong staff. I don't see them blowing this at home against a team with obvious weaknesses like PSU.
|4 days 1 hour ago||OSU is mystifying||
I know the weather is shitty, but they shouldn't be doing this poorly, especially on D against a backup QB
|4 days 1 hour ago||The is like the 20th time in the last few years||
that Sparty's OL is generally considered to be held together by chewing gum, duct tape, and bailing wire, and regardless they manage to hold their own against good competition.
|4 days 7 hours ago||No Mone, Harris, Green today.||
Not surprised about Mone... never bought into the stuff about him being ready to play. Not surprised about Harris, either... guy just can't seem to stay healthy.
Green's a bit of a mystery—is he hurt? He's not as hard a runner as Smith, but he's got a bit more quickness and is OKif he gets a hole. Some have said he appears to have put on some bad--looking weight, so maybe that explains something.
|5 days 2 hours ago||This should be the Land-Grant Trophy||
|5 days 7 hours ago||You're right||
but the widely understood definition of "ball hawk" is this one from M-W:
Definition of BALL HAWK
: a player skillful in taking the ball away from opponents (as in basketball or football)
|5 days 8 hours ago||Sports commentary aside||
Moving to WJR is smart if for no other reason than the signal strength of the 50,000 watt blowtorch.
|5 days 8 hours ago||The "Ball Hawks" might have some nifty hats||
but eight other teams in the conference have more INTs.
|5 days 9 hours ago||I'm not sure how this is even in question.||
I don't get it either. Rooting for MSU has the practical and functional effect of rooting against Michigan.
|5 days 10 hours ago||amazing how good Uncle Joe's stache||
looks on RR
|6 days 2 hours ago||If he's sailing across the Atlantic||
It'll be a long time before he gets to the Hagia Sophia.
|6 days 2 hours ago||This is sooooo Lions||
To be fair, Jon Kraft probably didn't have much pro football experience when he took the job there, either.
|6 days 5 hours ago||said the same thing about the injury plagued MSU line,||
That was just one of a number of games over the past several years where the conventional wisdom around here was "________'s OL is really lousy and/or banged up, and our DL will have a field day" but it didn't turn out that way. I'm hoping that since PSU is dead last in sacks allowed that it really turns out to be true this time.
|6 days 6 hours ago||negative stuff to make me seem like a sunny side up guy||
The good cop/bad cop routine works every time.
|6 days 6 hours ago||just didn't have the confidence/swagger/determination||
I don't think confidence, swagger, or determination had anything to do with it—if they did, planting the stake at MSU would have resulted in victory.
They simply weren't good enough at football, either the playing or the coaching.
Swagger and confidence without actual achievement to back it up is just running your mouth.
|6 days 7 hours ago||If we beat PSU, it'll be a first since 2010||
At 7-3, PSU is guaranteed to finish the regular season with a winning record. Beating them on the road would be the first time since 2010 (at ND) that Michigan has gone on the road and beaten a team that finished its regular season with a winning record. Didn't happen a single time during Hoke's four years. The best we managed under Brady was beating one or two 6-6 teams.
|6 days 7 hours ago||Everitt makes Techno Viking||
look like a little girl.
|6 days 8 hours ago||From a Baltimore Sun article a few years ago||
"...where he majored in fine arts and took his team to the 1989 Rose Bowl. Before the game, he slid down a steep cliff to reach the famous "HOLLYWOOD" sign and have his picture taken hanging precipitously from the letter "L."
|6 days 15 hours ago||26-22||
|1 week 4 hours ago||If Reese goes, the next move is obvious||
Bring in Taysom Hill... as LB. He can hurdle OLs who are trying to block him.
|1 week 6 hours ago||26-22 PSU||
If this game were being played in A2, I think Michigan would win by double-digits, but we haven't been exactly dominant on the road.
Even so, I'd be inclined to pick Michigan, but for the loss of Glasgow, which exposes our shortcomings at LB. PSU's defense has been very good lately at home, most notably against Indiana. PSU is leading the NCAA in sacks, and Nassib is leading individually in sacks. The rest of their DL is pretty stout too.
Turnovers and ST will play a critical role.
|1 week 7 hours ago||It's highly unlikely Lewis will even go to NY||
PFF's article is stupid with respect to the reality of how Heisman winners are chosen, which is that purely defensive players have never won the award. If Woodson had been entirely a defensive player with some kick returns thrown in, he wouldn't have finished in the top 3. It was his appearances on offense throughout the season that kicked his resume into true Heisman contention.
|1 week 1 day ago||Rooting for BG||
but not looking good right now.
The land around BG is flatter than Kansas, and less interesting.
|1 week 1 day ago||but still not as big as you're stating things.||
Just wait until the NCAA, NBA, NHL, and NFL come to their senses and realize they should be advertising here. Then Brian's going to be pulling in really big coin.
|1 week 1 day ago||No, it's a T-Rex||
|1 week 1 day ago||It's far more expensive to carry out a death sentence||
So you're asserting that the cost of a single lethal injection is more than 40-50 years of lodging, food, medical care, light, water, and physical infrastructure maintenance.
|1 week 1 day ago||Of which there are apparently two of on this site.||
And as is always the case, they're apparently too chickenshit to post a comment that might explain exactly why they negged the comment in the first place.
|1 week 1 day ago||There are plenty of people in prison||
who have been there far longer than the seriousness of their crimes would logically warrant.
Carruth is not one of them.
|1 week 1 day ago||Teryl Austin?||
While it seems probable that he'll get a HC gig soon, as of today Austin has never been a head coach.
|1 week 1 day ago||A head coach is only as good as his assistants||
In the last 30 years, the only UM assistants who've gone on to have anything close to true success as head coaches are Les Miles and Lloyd Carr, both of whom were originally hired by Bo. Since Schembechler retired, the coaching tree other than Miles and LC consists of Hoke, Stan Parrish (who'd already been a head coach prior to coming to Michigan), Debord, and English.
The combined D-1A/FBS record of Hoke, Parrish, Debord, and English is a sparking 110-201-1.
|1 week 2 days ago||Mods, please pull this down||
Considering the fact that Chad is in hospice care, this post, however well-intentioned, seems more than a little ghoulish to me.
|1 week 2 days ago||I don't feel that confident in landing Devin Bush Jr.||
I never bought the notion he was coming here in the first place. He's a legacy FSU recruit and his sister plays softball for FSU as well. If he spurns all those family connections for U-M it'd be an upset.
|1 week 2 days ago||More Bo for you|
|1 week 2 days ago||how do you know that for sure?||
From the previous Peters post:
"He is going to be redshirted, that was part of the things we talked about, Coach Harbaugh said ‘Brandon, we’re going to redshirt you, and I want to make sure you’re OK with that because we are going to do this the right way. I redshirted Andrew Luck, I’m going to redshirt you and if you follow the process, good things will happen."
|1 week 2 days ago||belief in events occurring through supernatural causation.||
I get your point, but the irrational optimism I'm thinking of is also wholly unjustified by any concrete fact, but is based on "faith" that I really can jump from this rooftop over to that one that's 20 feet away, or that I can become rich by opening a cupcake cart outside a Weight Watchers.
|1 week 2 days ago||Much of the game felt like this||
|1 week 2 days ago||Superstitious people are inherently dumb.||
So are irrational optimists.
Thinking Michigan can beat Ohio State is not irrational, though. On paper it might not look too likely at the moment, but every week this season some team has defied what the paper looks like and beaten the favorite. The fact that the game is at home is critical.
|1 week 2 days ago||chests are nice||
when coupled with a great pair of legs
|1 week 3 days ago||What exactly do you mean by "gut check?"||
According to the onine version of Merriam-Webster:
GUT CHECK: a test or assessment of courage, character, or determination
So, you're saying that our LBs are lacking courage, character, or determination? That they're cowards?
Is it possible that they simply don't have the athletic talent to be dominant, all-conference performers? And that they really are playing to the limit of their abilities?
|1 week 3 days ago||the long snapper screwing up the snap||
Jamie Morris said on his show this morning that according to John Wangler, Sypniewski was suffering from the flu so badly that he stayed Friday night in a separate hotel with his dad so nobody else on the team would come down sick. That might explain some of the problems with the snaps.
|1 week 3 days ago||"never felt this embarrassed during RR & Hoke years"||
Whoever made that comment needs to spend some time in La Paz for a while. Like a timeout for a 3-year old pitching a fit over not getting a cookie.
|1 week 3 days ago||perplexed Indiana can find such OL with their 2/3 stars||
The primary reason is that they've got maybe the best OL coach in the conference in Greg Frey, who was by far the best assistant RR had here. If BH had a lick of sense for quality assistants he would have retained Frey, and I think there's a decent chance that Hoke would still be coach in 2015 if he had, considering the magnitude of our OL problems toward the end of the Hoke/Funk tenure.
The fact that Frey has accomplished what he has at IU is remarkable IMHO. I'll be very surprised if he doesn't get a HC gig soon.
|1 week 3 days ago||I was at that game, Madison is a road trip I recommend||
The 2010 Wisconsin game was in Ann Arbor, and I was in the stands that day. Otherwise your memory of the game is depressingly accurate.
|1 week 3 days ago||I wasn't online during the game||
Were there really people criticizing Harbaugh's overall abilities as a head coach? I mean, more than just questioning a particular play call here or there?
|1 week 4 days ago||39-37||
|1 week 4 days ago||Is there any PBP announcer out there||
who has even the tiniest sliver of Jackson's ability to paint a picture with words? I can't think of one offhand.
|1 week 5 days ago||Points allowed by '72 team||
0, 9, 7, 7, 0, 7, 0, 7, 0, 9, 14
Unless UM was giving up two safeties in a bunch of games, it appears as though they allowed extra points early on.
|1 week 5 days ago||A historical comparison to Bo's dominant years||
1970: 90 pts allowed in 10 games (and no bowl game)
1971: 83 pts in 12 games (including Rose Bowl)
1972: 57 pts in 11 games (and no bowl game)
1973: 68 pts in 11 games (and no bowl game)
1974: 75 pts in 11 games (and no bowl game)
Given how radically the offenses have changed from the early 1970s to now, the achievement of the 2015 team is truly remarkable.
|1 week 5 days ago||Judging from his junior highlights||
He's got quickness, speed, and wiggle, but isn't a real physical runner, and doesn't run through contact. Whether or not he's more physical in his senior season is another question.
Sort of the inverse of Deveon Smith.
|1 week 6 days ago||I was afraid||
that Harbaugh finally took the job in Oakland.
|2 weeks 5 hours ago||The real problem with the stickers||
is that the players are playing too good. If they play less gooder, then the stickers won't be an issue.
|2 weeks 5 hours ago||If the players wore helmets like this||
concussion problem solved.
|2 weeks 8 hours ago||There was no other choice for Minnesota||
Given how beloved Kill is up there now, and given how long Claeys has been with him, there is no way that Minnesota was going to shove him and the rest of the staff out the door at the end of the year—that would have been a slap in the face to Kill, since all those guys are his guys.
The only thing I question is the length—seems like four years would have been smarter from a recruiting standpoint.
|2 weeks 19 hours ago||Can't believe I'm the only one for Wheaties||
It's the goddamn Breakfast of Champions fer chrissakes.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Speaking of student "tippling" and U-M|
|2 weeks 2 days ago||HAMPSTER||
(n) a small burrowing rodent that typically lives in piles of dirty laundry held by cheap plastic containers.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||We've gone from lousy to average-to-||
occasionally pretty good on the OL, but aside from Drake we're hampered by below-average RBs in terms of quickness and vision. Nobody runs tougher than Deveon, but he's never truly going to have an accelerative burst through the LOS. Who knows what Isaac could do if he got a bunch of carries, and Green's sort of a mystery this year. Too early to tell with Higdon.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I can see a score something like 35-28||
with the victor determined by who wins the turnover battle.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||not many people on the board are Always Sunny viewers.||
Maybe it's because It's Never Funny in Philadelphia.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I'd like to hear the sounds||
that were coming out of her mouth. My guess is Incomprehensible grunting and screaming that would be normal in a facility.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I see no reason why shit and fuck are "bad" words.||
So in other words you'll be using that language when you talk to your own children.
"Brandon, drink your fucking milk or you're going to your motherfucking room for a goddamn time out. And Melissa, you bitch, one more word out of your filthy cocksucking whore mouth and you're fucking grounded for a shiteating month."
|2 weeks 3 days ago||To those who I ridiculed for predicting an MSU loss to NEB||
I bow down to you in humble acknowledgement of your superior football prognostication abilities.
The ball was on NEB's 41 on Sparty's last play. How long a FG attempt would that have been?
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Saban, Stallings, Bowden, even Bo's statue||
it's all mediocre-to-bad sculpture.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||CBS might be responsible for the fuckup||
but Nebraska is going to pay the price.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Here's a Michigan angle|
|2 weeks 5 days ago||DieHard?||
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I'm not feeling especially cocky.||
Michigan fans never learn, do they?
|2 weeks 5 days ago||26-13 Michigan||
Outcome never really in doubt, but an unimpressive, workmanlike performance... Rudock throws 2 INTs, running game meh again.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Webb talked about Simmons this morning||
He said Simmons has stated that Michigan was never his dream school, and Simmons is far from a lock to come here.
Look at it from the kid's perspective: he's probably 17 years old, and since he was nine years old has seen Michigan beat MSU and OSU only once during that time, in addition to having three losing seasons and many extremely disappointing losses. You can rant and bleat about tradition till you're blue in the face and it won't mean squat to a kid who's seen little other than mediocrity laced with ineptitude until this year. Perceptions formed over eight years don't change overnight.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||pretty much pound refresh on MGo while waiting for death.||
better than pounding while waiting for circumcision.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I've seen too many games where our opponent has||
a horrible QB with a noodle for an arm or brain, or a savaged OL manned entirely by walk-on freshmen, or RBs with compound-fractured broken legs, only to see them go off on Michigan like they were NFL Pro-Bowlers in waiting.
Hopefully those days are over.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||both far worse than Rudock.||
Burbridge was a freshman in 2012, which was the only season Maxwell was a starter for the entire season.
13 games, Maxwell was 234/466 for 2606 yds; 11.1 yds per completion; 52.5%; 13 TDs, 9 INTs
8 games, Rudock is 134/217 for 1443 yds; 10.7 yds per completion; 61.7%; 6 TDs, 7 INTs
Calling Maxwell's 2012 record "far worse" than Rudock seems like a stretch to me.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||opponents had to think about Michigan throwing the deep pass.||
But there was one crucial difference: Carter actually had a QB who could get the pass to him reliably and consistently. At that time in '79, Wangler was by far the most effective throwing QB that Bo had ever had.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I'd bet that Tom Herman's name comes up often||
What he's done at Houston is getting a lot of attention, and there's no doubt people at GA would assume that the Dawgs would be too big a step up for Herman to pass up, even if he's only been at Houston for one season.
|3 weeks 2 hours ago||you tell me how January games in those locals would work.||
A CFB playoff game in Michigan Stadium in January against Florida State would be completely fucking awesome.
|3 weeks 2 hours ago||The only Shermans in the database||
are from the 1890s and 1920s.
However, if he was a walk-on, there's a chance he wouldn't be listed... I'm not sure the database lists those if they never got a scholarship.
|3 weeks 5 hours ago||This can't be true||
The common perception around here was that the clip of his padless footwork drill in shorts foretold the second coming of Braylon Edwards. Or was it Anthony Carter?
|3 weeks 1 day ago||This husker clusterfuck isn't just Eichorst||
Who are the idiots at the regent (or whatever they're called at Nebraska) level who approved the contract terms with that ridiculous buyout?
Upper administration people frequently deserve a good deal of blame in catastrophic athletic dept situations - it was MSC who rammed Brandon down everybody's throat, including her own selection committee that pointedly did not recommend DB.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||We're limited at QB and RB||
In terms of pure physical ability in relation to what the offense needs the QB to do, we're every bit as limited with Rudock in the game as we were at QB in 2008. Luckily, he makes up for it with smarts and grasp of the offense overall.
At RB, we don't have a single RB on the roster—with the exception of a 100% Drake Johnson—who matches the burst, quickness, and acceleration to and through a hole at the LOS that Rodney Smith displayed for the Gophers.
Speaking of holes, this is on top of an OL that is basically average this season, which is a huge step up from the awfulness of the last couple of seasons. They're not getting shoved back three yards at the snap, but neither are they really opening holes on a consistent basis. This is due in part to the fact that our opponents don't really need to fear our vertical passing game.
The fact that we're 6-2 is a testament to our defense, special teams, and the coaching staff's collective ability to get the maximum out of the players it has to work with.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Because it's great exposure for him.||
He's already committed to us, so what difference does additional exposure make? Are you from his hometown?
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Bidwells can eventually field a consistently good team||
The Cardinals' GM is Steve Keim, who rose through the ranks in player scouting. It's not apparent from his wiki profile what exactly Mayhew was doing when he was Millen's assistant.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||It's great that McKeon will be a Wolverine||
but why should anybody give a shit whether or not he's at the UA game? It doesn't make him a better player than he was when he committed to us.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||OJ Simpson then eats his jock.||
It would be an old jock, since OJ didn't play in that game.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||My heart is still broken to this day.||
Fucking Harry O.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||1972 Mich VS t OSU||
thank you. Harry Banks got in.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||so he could head to detroit||
Why in hell would he do that? He's not stupid.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||pre-game, halftime, post-game, it doesn't matter||
it's a complete waste of everybody's time. The questions are always inane, obvious, or just fucking stupid, and the comments from coaches are never interesting, enlightening, or informative as a result. If I were Harbaugh, I wouldn't bother with them either.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||The negative connotation of "burning a redshirt"||
is based on the premise that the promising player is on the field for only a few snaps during an entire season; a classic example of this is Will Campbell. Including the bowl game, we've got five games left, so we cannot know how much Newsome is going to play. If he sits the rest of the season, then yeah, burning the red shirt seems questionable. If he's the backup and gets substantial snaps, then it doesn't. It's not like our starting OL is some juggernaut that's just mauling people on a consistent basis, so if the staff have concluded that Newsome is good enough to play, it's hardly a stretch to think Newsome will get decent playing time.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Hamstring, ankle||
the guy's snakebit.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Nice sign behind the main GD set about an hour ago||
"I farted on Bob Costas's pillow."
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Delete||
|3 weeks 5 days ago||First Halloween celebration in Anoka, Minnesota in 1921?||
I'd bet the Anoka Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitor's Bureau is behind that ludicrous load of crap.
"It was not until mass Irish and Scottish immigration in the 19th century that Halloween became a major holiday in America. Confined to the immigrant communities during the mid-19th century, it was gradually assimilated into mainstream society and by the first decade of the 20th century it was being celebrated coast to coast by people of all social, racial and religious backgrounds. "In Cajun areas, a nocturnal Mass was said in cemeteries on Halloween night. Candles that had been blessed were placed on graves, and families sometimes spent the entire night at the graveside."
|3 weeks 5 days ago||i.e. look at Dan Mullen @ Mississippi State,||
interestingly, Mullen was an assistant to Urban Meyer at Bowling Green and then at Utah.
It's kind of strange you're simultaneously bashing the MAC yet beating the drum for Brady Hoke at Purdue, since Hoke's longest tenure was at Ball State. Given that he was a failure at Michigan, it would seem to buttress your argument that going with MAC coaches is a bad idea, yet you think Purdue should hire him.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||My daughter lived in Toledo and then P'burg for 3 years||
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Don't bother fantasizing||
Okie St, Florida, ND, and Stanford will win.
As for Michigan, with Kill's departure, I expect a close nailbiter along the lines of 23-21 Michigan, with 3 TOs hampering our offensive effort.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||21-20 Minnesota||
I don't really believe Minny will win, but so many scores have already been entered for a Michigan victory I might as well go the other direction just in case disaster strikes.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||liberal commie pinko||
I must admit this is the first time I've ever heard WSJ owner Rupert Murdoch called that.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||As long as we're discussing history||
check this out:
|4 weeks 5 hours ago||we had as much to do with turning Hand away from engineering||
There isn't a credible bit of information anywhere to support the notion that Hoke or his staff actively dissuaded Hand from pursuing an engineering degree.
For one thing, Hand would have had to apply to the Engineering program to begin with, and he would be accepted into that program based solely on his academic credentials, whatever they were. There is no information available to suggest one way or the other whether Hand ever applied directly to the Engine program.
It's far more likely that Hand would have been denied admission to the Engine program than Brady Hoke saying, "no, we don't want one of the most sought-after kids in the country because we're concerned about class loads."
To remind people, there was a big deal made out of the presentation that Professor Needs-a-Raise made to Hand for the department of sports management or whatever it is, and I suspect that this was done in part because the athletic dept knew that it might be difficult for Hand to be admitted directly to the Engine school, and were trying to provide an alternate academic program that Hand could get into.
However, whatever the nature of the academic situation at UM, people who were in contact with Hand on a weekly or more frequent basis during the latter stages of his recruitment, such as Sam Webb, would say that it came down to football, rather than academics. At the time Hand committed, Michigan was not looking good compared to Alabama, to put it mildly. The fact that Alabama made it clear that he could get into their engineering program was just the frosting on the cake, I'd bet.
In other words, blaming Hand's commitment to Alabama on Brady Hoke's supposed rumored distaste for Hand pursuing engineering is a fig leaf for the real problem: we weren't good at football then.
|4 weeks 5 hours ago||I'd like to hear from some of you who are in architecture||
I was in UM's undergrad architecture program in the mid-70s, and during my time there I had one guy in my section—Dave Whiteford, a DB from Traverse City—and DB Derek Howard is an architecture grad from a few years after I was there, and has been practicing as an architect for a long while.
It was an incredibly demanding program back then in terms of time required to take care of the academic classes and the design studio classes, and I don't imagine it's any different now. It can be done (assuming the practice/class conflicts aren't an issue) but it requires an unusual amount of discipline and organization.
|4 weeks 7 hours ago||The Dantonio to South Carolina talk is dumb||
He's spent his entire coaching career in the midwest, including a previous 5-yr stint at MSU as a DB coach. The midwest is where his primary recruiting contacts are, but if he pulls up stakes and moves to South Carolina, he'll be starting from scratch in terms of building relationships. Doing that at 40 is difficult enough, but doing it as a 60-year old with the personality of a grumpy porcupine with a bad case of hemorrhoids makes it even harder. The fact that he went to school there 40 years ago doesn't mean squat by now—he hasn't spent one minute anywhere near the the state, professionally speaking.
On top of all that, if Dantonio moved to SC now, people will be sneering all over the country—if they think of MSU at all—that he bailed because he's afraid of Harbaugh. Mike Dantonio will never, ever, ever, do anything to suggest even the tiniest fear of Michigan. Without us, he's just another football coach.
|4 weeks 8 hours ago||Brady Hoke did actually run a .500 program at Ball State||
If all you're doing at a MAC program is .500, that's not much of a recommendation.
Not to mention that he got to .500 because he uncorked one truly good season in 2010.
|4 weeks 8 hours ago||Miami built its program on defense as much as offense||
RR doesn't offer anything new these days on offense, and gives no indication he's any more concerned about defense now than he was at Michigan. He wouldn't last any longer in Coral Gables than he did in Ann Arbor.
If the people in Tucson are truly serious about forcing him out, they're delusional. Arizona ain't USC. It's not even UCLA. You have to know who you are.
|4 weeks 11 hours ago||There must have been some recent serious health event||
to precipitate an immediate retirement.
|4 weeks 21 hours ago||do some pro bono work for the aclu and women's groups.||
And I'm a nuclear physicist specializing in quantum mechanics and string theory.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||It was just one opinion, amongst many.||
I understand the point you're making, but at the end of the day the Times has to take ownership of the words they're spending money to print and disseminate. They couldn't run an op-ed by somebody who claims that the moon landings were faked on a Nevada movie lot and then logically escape criticism by saying, "hey, we didn't write it, it's his opinion."
As I said in a previous comment, to me the central part of Easterbrook's assertion is that Harbaugh deserves blame for player personnel decisions, but he offers no proof that those decisions were in fact Harbaugh's, and others here suggest that in fact they weren't.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||I was there with my bride of two months||
She normally found football so dull that she'd routinely read a book while sitting in the stands, even during Ohio State games. She even got excited at the final play and was jumping up and down with the rest of us.
The best part of the replay for me is Bo jumping up and down like a 10-year old who's just gotten what he wanted on Christmas morning.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||and lift them on their back to the top.||
Passing female fans up to the top rows was a very common practice for many years in the '70s, and was dangerous enough—inevitably, some girls were dropped onto those metal bleacher seats by the drunken fools passing them—that the stadium officials and UM administrators had to embark on a concerted campaign to stop the practice.
As unsafe as the practice was, one time at a game in the early '70s some geniuses pulled a prank during halftime that I'll never forget. A girl was passed all the way up from the bottom rows to the very top, with a lot of hubbub accompanying her progress. When she reached the top row, she suddently dropped down from view, and at the same time the guys at the top threw a dummy constructed to look like a girl over the top down to the concourse below, with screams for added effect.
For a brief split second many of us thought in horror that they'd thrown the real girl over the top, but then she stood up from her crouching position to cheers from the surrounding crowd.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Did you ever see this happen?||
I sure did... I don't know whether or not a ticket for the keg was required, though... it was more common to bring six-packs and bottles of Boone's Farm (*gag*—that stuff was awful, especially coming back up.) There was a fair amount of pot smoking in the student section, especially up in the top rows.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||inertia of a brain wacking the inside your skull doesn't happen.||
One of the staples of sci-fi technology is the inertialess drive. Many UFO enthusiasts will assert that the craft alleged to be seen all over the world display flight characteristics—notably instantaneous acceleration and right-angle turns at extremely high speed—that can only be possible if inertia is somehow dampened or canceled out, assuming that there are biological creatures inside the craft.
So, extrapolating further, what we need is alien technology that cancels inertia for our football helmets. The people at Area 51 need to get cracking on that.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||But what if magnets were used instead?||
Magnets to do what exactly? Those things are damn heavy.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I've got the solution...||
make football illegal for anyone under the age of 65. There's hope for me yet.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||and flying cars we were promised decades ago.||
I'm still waiting for my goddamn atomic-powered jetpack and fold-up helicopter.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||This is a ridiculous Rube Goldberg-like contraption||
The extra weight alone would make it untenable. What would provide the propulsive force necessary to drive the rods into the shoulder pads? And how would you get the rods to return to their original position after the blow?
On top of that, merely stabilizing the head—if that's even possible with this idea—doesn't solve the fundamental problem, which is that a hard blow to the head results in an immediate and dramatic acceleration/deceleration, which in turn causes the brain to smash into the inside of the skull. There's only one way to prevent that, and it's to not subject the head to those decelerative impacts in the first place. Obviously football isn't conducive to eliminating them outright, but the style of tackling is radically different today from what it was 60 years ago. Nobody led with their heads back then, which I think was due to the fact that the face was far less protected, with just a single bar on the helmet, if that. If you insisted on leading with your head back then, you were going to beat the crap out of your own face in the bargain. That's the ironic thing about the vastly more protective helmets that have been developed over the years—it's enabled a style of play that's far more damaging than was the case before the modern helmet was developed.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I was at that 1971 Iowa game||
The official attendance was listed as a bit over 72K. If you look at that season's games, the only one that was at capacity was OSU. What's remarkable is that at the time of that Iowa game, we were 9-0, ranked #3 in the country, and had pounded the snot out of everybody we played with the exception of MSU.
And the first guy who comes into the locker room in that video wearing #76 is Jim Brandstatter.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||There is a reason they called it "the road that Bo built."||
I've never heard that phrase before...Never occurred to me that sufficient transportation infrastructure—or lack thereof—would impact attendance, but it makes a huge amount of sense. Moving 100,000+ people by car to converge on one facility is a huge logistical enterprise.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||If U-M is any guide, attendance is a lagging indicator||
If a program has been very successful for a decade or more, it will take more than one bad year for attendance to fall off significantly. If a program has been mediocre for a significant span, then it will take several years for capacity crowds to return on a regular basis.
For example, capacity crowds were the norm in 1949, after two straight national championships. As the Oosterbaan and then Elliott years followed, mediocrity set in and attendance declined significantly to the point where there was less than 50K in Bo's second game in '69 against Washington.
Canham was a master marketer, but he wouldn't have been able to fill the stadium at all if it weren't for Bo building a powerhouse program in short order.
All the game attendance figures are here, along with info about the stadium expansions:
Basically, people are the same everywhere: the only people who are willing to pay money to see a losing program are the diehards. If, God forbid, a certain former coach had been given a 10-year extension and we continued to bumble and stumble to 5-7 and 6-6 seasons, the stretches of empty seats would mean the athletic dept could no longer maintain the fiction that each game was in excess of 100K. That would be a bitter pill to have to acknowledge that publicly.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||MSU's gonna get pounded by Ohio State though||
They've got a good enough DL to put some pressure on Cook, and no way can MSU contain the Buckeye's offense to keep pace, especially down in Columbus.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Sparty ain't losing to Nebraska||
unless Cook gets injured. Huskers are a shit show.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||MSU is headed back to irrelevance||
As long as Dantonio is at MSU, you're fooling yourself if you think the Spartans are going to descend to the level of Purdue.
Dantonio might be a smug, paranoid hypocrite, but he's a damn good coach and simply having Jim Harbaugh on our sidelines isn't going to magically turn him into Bobby Williams and John L. Smith. Harbaugh and his staff have already proven we're no longer going to be a sad pushover for Michigan State, but it's not like all of a sudden we're going to be playing Illinois, either.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||please don't think I have gotten much negativity from this.||
Thank you for making the essential point that the OP's suggestion is completely ludicrous.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Would starting a crowd funding campaign be a stupid idea?||
You honestly feel as though these students are experiencing something deserving of sympathy?
That they deserve other people's money because they were photographed being sad after a Michigan football loss?
This is snark, right?
|4 weeks 4 days ago||If you're gonna dredge up Aussie oldies||
how about doing it with something that is far more uniquely Australian?
I don't normally downvote OPs, but for fuck's sake get the name right. It ain't hard.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||The only spot that is definitively full right now is QB.||
The hell you say...To hear some people talk, it's a sure thing that oft-injured Taysom Hill will be wearing a winged helmet next year.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Plus if there are chipmunks living there, that means rats aren't||
Your wife might want to have that leg looked at with chipmunks living there and all.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Some day before I kick the bucket||
I want a night game home-and-home with LSU. If kickoff in A2 were 5pm, that'd be fine.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Catharsis?|
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Wake Forest will announce new MA in Sports Storytelling program||
Is this something out of the Onion?
|5 weeks 5 hours ago||I'd take the Delorean back to Pasadena on Jan. 1, 1948||
and watch the Mad Magicians beat the fricking snot out of USC.
|5 weeks 9 hours ago||The side effects of Saprtan are the same as Olestra||
"May cause abdominal cramping and loose stools. Anal leakage may also occur."
|5 weeks 9 hours ago||but we're usually right.||
That's an oblique comment if I've ever heard one.
|5 weeks 13 hours ago||"Harbaugh had no ties to Stanford..."||
That's not exactly how Jim put it:
"I used to stare down at that field as I was stenciling those numbers," Harbaugh told reporters, athletes and others who crowded into the Arrillaga Family Sports Center's Kissick Auditorium. "I so very badly wanted to go to Stanford and play for the Cardinal. … This was my number-one choice all along."
|5 weeks 23 hours ago||Excellent, except for one detail||
should be a Foster's in there.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||So Harbaugh is pulling an athletic scholarship from a guy||
who's missed two of the last three seasons due to serious leg injuries, but is supposed to be interested in a guy who's missed most of the last two seasons due to serious leg injuries.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||"MSU is basically Indiana."||
If you're talking specifically and only about football, that's laughably ridiculous.
The "only reason we care about them" is because in our long football history the only rival with more victories against us than MSU is Ohio State.
Since 1969, MSU has 16 victories against us; Ohio State has 22. That's not an enormous difference.
In that same timespan, the program you say "MSU basically is"—Indiana—has exactly one victory. We've been playing IU since 1900, and in that entire rivalry the Hoosiers have nine wins TOTAL. Our winning percentage against Indiana is .857, which is the highest against any conference rival, even better than our percentage against Northwestern.
I wont contest the fact that MSU fans are irritating as hell, but to a very great extent that's inherent in an in-state rivalry that's been played every season since 1910 with sole exception of a couple of years during WWII. If we'd been beating MSU with the frequency that we've always beaten Indiana, there wouldn't be nearly as much chirping from the Sparties.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Fucking c*nt.||
Angelique deserves to be called that every bit as much as your mother does.
"Oh spare us the fake out rage."
If you can't discern the fundamental difference between the normal amount of profanity that everybody uses here from using "cunt" to describe a generally well-respected local beat reporter covering Michigan sports, then I'm surprised you can dress yourself in the morning. I suspect if somebody called your daughter or wife a "cunt" online, much less to her face, you'd have a entirely different reaction. And if you didn't, you'd be a complete fucking failure as a parent and a husband.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||please raise the point total for starting new threads.||
I'd raise it to at least 10,000.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||he's stated that he's solid to Harbaugh & Michigan.||
That was the case before this season started, but I wonder what he'll be thinking if at the end of his season he's getting offers from other Power 5 schools guaranteeing him a QB spot with no talk of moving him to some other position where he'll have less contact with the football.
In other words, quarterback is the single most prominent position on any football team, and will Vic be willing to pass up the opportunity to be The Man at some other school for an opportunity to get his head beat in at LB or H-back at Michigan? If he is, he's an unusual guy.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||If I were Oregon or Arizona||
I'd be all over Viramontes as a QB.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||the Gophers would have been in trouble||
I'll be very surprised if we don't beat the absolute living crap out of those rodents.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||install some new wrinkles in the offense.||
The only wrinkle I'd like to see is hitting an open receiver in stride downfield with a thrown football.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||The sellout front-running option in MI||
also known as the not-pathologically-masochistic option in MI
|5 weeks 2 days ago||seems more likely than a real Michigan fan making such threats||
Jesus, wake the hell up... there are plenty of total assholes infesting the Michigan fan base. I've sat nearby more than a few in Michigan Stadium, as have many other people here.
John Navarre had total strangers ringing the doorbell of his apartment and then abusing him to his face, so this assholism predates social media, too.
As the saying goes, "I love humanity, it's people I can't stand."
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Harbaugh will never lose to Dantonio again.||
No matter how hard you wish for it to be, Mark Dantonio isn't John L. Smith or Bobby Williams. The one-side domination in this series that Michigan fans started regarding as their birthright won't return as long as Dantonio is coach in EL. Harbaugh has already gotten us competitive, but bravely asserting that we'll never lose again to him is whistling past the graveyard.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Why not just ignore the idiots?||
So, you're asserting that if your own child were the recipient of death threats and other abusive behavior at his school, your message to the school administrators would be to ignore it.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||most of the Twitter bashers are not students||
and you know this how?
|5 weeks 3 days ago||If there was any way to determine the identity of those||
who sent those tweets, I'd be in favor of suspending, if not expelling, any UM student that sent messages that could even be construed as a death threat or invitation to suicide. If the definition of hate speech has any meaning, athletes are as deserving of consideration as anybody else is on campus.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||We might have a 10-2 defense||
but we've got a 6-6 offense. With a QB who is incapable of stretching the field vertically with any consistency, our running game is going to sputter, especially with our average-at-best OL. That still comes out to a 8-4 season for me.
The future is bright, but this game highlights our offensive weaknesses that the previous three games obscured.
As for the notion that MSU and Mike Dantonio were going to shrivel up and blow away just because we've got Harbaugh on the sidelines: that idea should be shot, stabbed, garroted, dismembered, buried in concrete, and dropped into Lake Superior.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||State has looked mostly bad this season.||
Doesn't matter. They'll play their best game of the season by far today—that's the Sparty way. We need to respond in kind.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Given his previous commitment antics with the jet||
I'm sorta surprised Harbaugh wants to have anything to do with him. Seems to me with our limited number of spots available that it would be better to give that scholarship to some of the other guys on our radar at other positions.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Nope, OSU beat MSU 49-37 on November 8 last year||
And both Northwestern and Nebraska beat MSU in EL in 2012 after we beat them earlier that season in A2.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Neither whining about disrespect or blathering about the tunnel||
or crowing about who's tougher will lead either team to victory. Being more competent at the fundamentals of football than the other team does that.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||"this isn't a post about politics,"||
But your sign suggestion most definitely is about politics.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||19-17 Michigan||
game comes down to a FG attempt in final minute
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Missed FG||
Don't know by who, but it will be the key play.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Can MSU really just turn a switch on and play us well?||
In the abstract, history says they have and can do again. In 1990, MSU was 1-2-1 coming into the Michigan game, with a tie and a loss against unranked Syracuse and Iowa, respectively. They also lost to then-#1 ND by a point, with their lone victory being against lowly Rutgers. Meanwhile, Michigan was ranked #1 with a close opening loss to ND and convincing wins against UCLA, Maryland, and Wisconsin. The game was in A2, so everybody was predicting a UM blowout. Didn't work out that way, unfortunately.
Of course those were different coaches and different eras, and whatever happened pre-Harbaugh doesn't necessarily mean jack tomorrow. I'm expecting a tough nail-biter anyhow, and I've been watching UM-MSU games long enough that a loss to Sparty wouldn't be a total shock to me.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Connor Cook will be tweeting this soon||
The lack of trash talking from Harbaugh and the Michigan players is a sign of disrespect... if Michigan really respected MSU, they'd be trash-talking.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||"the Lions would win a playoff game before Michigan."||
Believing that takes a unique and very special brand of stupid.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Hmmm... all A's... surgeon dad's a UM grad...mom's serious too||
obviously a lock for Alabama.
|6 weeks 14 hours ago||If he's a rational man and wants to maximize his value,||
No doubt Randy Edsall took the same view when the Maryland job came open after he'd built up the UConn program. Pursuing jobs solely for a bigger payday is frequently explicitly irrational.
|6 weeks 23 hours ago||And to think some people thought UM should hire||
Steve Addazio, the genius who's at the helm of BC.
|6 weeks 23 hours ago||If Durkin's going to USC, then Drevno's going to the other USC||
I bought my first Michigan T at Moe's in the fall of 1971. Bizarre to think that 44 years later I'd be in the same place drinking a beer and listening to people talk Michigan football live on-air.
|6 weeks 23 hours ago||Ridiculous to think for one second that MD is going anywhere||
He IS MSU football by now, and will retire that way.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Good food and beer||
Wished I could have stayed longer.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I doubt anybody sane at USC would even think of RR||
And if they were insane enough, I'd hope for his own benefit that RR would be smart enough to stay in Tucson. He'd get eaten alive in L.A.