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|2 years 21 weeks ago||I'll root for OSU but I think||
I'll root for OSU but I think MSU's defense will dominate.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Stop going to Michigan games||
Stop going to Michigan games forever. I'm willing to take one for the team.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||So close ... yet so far||
So close ... yet so far
|2 years 21 weeks ago||I agree with everything you||
I agree with everything you say with one exeption, the stipend. All full scholarship athletes recieve a $2000 per month allowance for food (beyond training table) and housing. This is why many athletes stay at school during the summer months to continue training on site but to keep the $2000/month gravy train rolling in. It is very easy for athletes to live comfortably on $2000/month.
$800 dollars a month in food ($200 a week seems a bit much)
that leaves $1200 to find a place to live. I don't know about you but the places I lived in college were around $1200 a month split between 2 or 3 people.
So frugal athletes are reasonably pocketing $500 a month. But I guess when you throw in your $500 car note then yea money is tight.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||By the same logic you could||
By the same logic you could say that because in 2011 and 2012 we were undefeated at home an infinite ticket price is justified and not considered overpriced.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||They are still getting a free||
They are still getting a free education. What that education is in has to keep the athlete eligible while not conflicting with practice times. Beggars can't be choosers, if they want to go to UM no strings attached they can apply on their own academic merit and be admitted with out athletic consideration. Fact is most athletes wouldn't get admitted this way.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Here is how you deal with the||
Here is how you deal with the Hand scenario; you tell him he can major in engineering. He comes in freshman year in the engineering program and takes ENG 100, Math 115, Chem 116, and an elective. If he can play football and do well in those classes then perhaps he can stay in engineering. If he does poorly you say to him that in order to stay eligible he should consider switching majors. Nobody wins if an athlete is academically ineligble and on full scholarship.
$220K free out of state tution, room and board, books and fees is not bull shit.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||But my 3 anecdotes out number||
But my 3 anecdotes out number his 1. Thereby making mine a trend. /s
In all seriousness the steering athletes into easy majors is true in some regards because not all athletes at UM are the greatest students but I don't think it is the case every single time. Remember they have to keep these atheletes academically eligible so that they can compete. If a kid gets a 2.5 GPA their freshman year they probably aren't going to be encouraging him/her to major in STEM fields. If a kid gets a 3.5 GPA freshman year I'm sure they let them major in whatever he/she chooses.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Yep. Plus the stage the play||
Yep. Plus the stage the play on raises their profile allowing more exposure to potential future employers.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Here is some Data: Average||
2011 and 2012 are just 2 data points out of 7. If gas during the week is priced $9, $9, $9, $9, $2, $2, $9 would you say that it was overpriced during that week?
Here is some Data: Average college football ticket prices, Michigan is 3rd at $230
Since 2007 Michigan is tied with Oregon State and UConn for 48th in total wins. This data doesn't include 2013 but a 7 win season probably doesn't move us up very much.
By that discrepancy 3rd most expensive tickets in the country but only 48th most wins in the country I feel confident saying Michigan football is overpriced.
And for comparison OSU is 2nd at $246, Nebraska is 4th at $210, Iowa is 9th at $166, and PSU is 18th at $133.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||I love how you use an||
I love how you use an anecdotal argument after you criticize mine for being anecdotal. Pot calling the kettle black?
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Become the head coach at||
Become the head coach at either MSU or OSU. If that were to happen national championships at Michigan would become a yearly thing.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Going undefeated at home in||
Going undefeated at home in 2011 and 2012 was awesome. But we have beaten OSU and MSU exactly 1 time each at home since 2007. We have done well against ND at home since 2007. But I'd rather we beat good B1G teams.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||With out a doubt we are in||
With out a doubt we are in our down period. The concern I have is that my faith in Hoke to bring us out is faltering and don't get me started on Borges. 2 greatest passing days by a UM QB are wiped away by the 2 worst rushing performances in school history and all that is left is mediocrity.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||It would be hard for the||
It would be hard for the powers that be to get away with fudging the numbers that bad. if 99,000 people attended a game around 10% of the stadium would be empty. That would be really noticeable. Even when Akron attendence was announced at 107K (first time under capacity in how many years?) the stadium didn't look much more than 5% empty to me.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||I take it you are a Borges||
I take it you are a Borges supporter?
People have made the argument that the number of stops in Borges' carreer is indicative of his inability to field good offenses. OP mentions SDSU and Michigan separately and I point out that Borges made that move because of Hoke changing jobs and it should not be held against him.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Dave brandon found out that||
Dave brandon found out that by replacing bowl game patches with bowl game Jerseyz he could make more money. Game changer. I can't wait to see what the Adidas people come up with for this years bowl.
How bad will it be when we come in to the gator bowl wearing who knows what and Georgia comes in wearing thier classic uniform and pounds us. As long as the recroooots like it won't matter.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||You can combine his stops at||
You can combine his stops at SDSU and Michigan into 1 since he stuck with Hoke. Does that sway your opinion much?
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Apologies accepted. I||
I thought the whole purpose of the blog was to provide a forum for sprited debate between passionate Michigan fans. How boring would it be if we all agreed on everything.
That being said I will eat the humble pie with you should Borges prove me wrong.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Most wins all-time : 27th||
Most wins all-time : 27th most wins in the last 10 years
42 Big Ten Championships : 1 in the last 10 years (2004)
68-33-5 all time against MSU : 5-5 in the last 10 years
58-45-6 all time against OSU : 1-9 in the last 10 years
The more I dig into it the more I get depressed.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Many people work full time||
Many people work full time while attending college. I feel for athletes who have to pay their own way and still commit to the demanding sports schedule like walk ons have to. But kids on scholarship know the deal when they sign the letter of intent.
Plus, aside from Hand there aren't a large contingent of big time recruits or Football Players who want to be engineers. On the BBall team Jordan Morgan is an engineering major. I knew some Women's soccer players who were engineering majors during my time at UofM. Plus Mark Huyge was a Naval Architecture and Marien Engineering Major when I was at UofM. So it can be done.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||I agreed with you that the OL||
I agreed with you that the OL will have issues next year so why the hostility? We see differently on the future of Schofield. He was a good college player. My personal opinion is that with Borges back at OC we go 7-5 next season. I hope I am wrong.
I don't see how I insulted you? My remark about the blog being the same was about people still posting great content team week to week. UFRs will still be done, Brian's opponent watch will still be done, presser transcripts will still be posted, etc.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Agreed. I'm happy to just||
Agreed. I'm happy to just pluck single game tickets off stubhub for under face value and splurge on UTL type games if I so choose.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Nothing will be different||
Nothing will be different next year. Even the record will be the same.
But the blog? The blog never changes.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Michigan Football -||
Michigan Football - Overpriced since 2007.
Can't wait for 2015 and the price increases from having 4 premium home games. /s
|2 years 21 weeks ago||I hear you. In the grand||
I hear you. In the grand scheme of things it is such a small thing.
I didn't mean to jump on you but the idea that college athletes are victimized because they don't get a piece of the TV and apparel money grinds my gears. $220K is a life changing amount of money especially if it is used to further educate oneself at Michigan. So what if the athletic department rips off Denard Robinson by selling thousands of #16 jerseys modeled after his likeness to pay for the 699 other student athletes at the university college tuition is expensive.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||No body forced Denard||
Nobody forced Denard Robinson to play at Michigan. Plus he did get a $219,636 education for free since he was on full athletic scholarship.
Plus for every kid like Denard that brings in tons of cash for the athletic department there are 80-84 other guys who don't.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||I agree he is built like an||
I agree he is built like an NFL OT but I don't think he plays at that level. As a 5th year senior missing blitzes on a slide protection is unacceptable. Plus if his play was consistently GOOD he would be more than a 1 time All B1G honorable mention.
I'm no Mel Kiper but I don't think he gets drafted.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||What makes you think||
What makes you think Schofield will be a draft pick? He was a 4 year starter and only cracked Coaches All Big Ten Honorable Mention this year. Undrafted Free Agent I can see.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||3 things besides more wins||
Way less negative plays.
Less gimmicky tackle over like stuff.
Gardner takes a big step forward as a QB.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Dad just always wanted to||
Dad just always wanted to have his ashes spread at the Iron Bowl. Can't fault him for that.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Everygame plan looks great on||
Everygame plan looks great on paper.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||My philosophy is don't mess||
My philosophy is don't mess with the home jersey. When people think of michigan football they think of the winged helmet, blue jerseys, and maize pants running out the tunnel and slapping the banner.
Go crazy with away jerseys. Blue pants, inverted color scheme helmet, polka dot jerseys I don't care.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||I lol'd when I picked up on||
I lol'd when I picked up on your sarcasm.
I'm against getting wrapped up in the recruiting hype because as we have been drinking Dantonio's proverbial milkshake in recruiting he has been drinking ours on the field. So I have taken the approach that I don't care about where a kid was ranked in high school. I only care about what he does at Michigan.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Well we went 2-4 against||
Well we went 2-4 against those 6 "Challenging games" plus the loss to PSU that I didn't think was "challenging". This team fell far short of expectations.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||My thoughts exactly. As long||
My thoughts exactly. As long as we are winning the right way we could wear green and red and I'd be happy.
Although you never see teams like Alabama, Auburn, Texas or USC diving into the uniformz.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||That would mean you predict||
That would mean you predict us to go 7-0 at home no? I see 2 sure Wins and 5 games that this year makes me questionable on.
App State - Win, no doubt about it
Miami (OH) - Win, See above
Utah - 33 in sagarin ratings with a 5-7 record in the Pac12,
Minnesota - No longer a guaranteed win.
Penn State - Will the sanction bomb ever hit?
Indiana - If they find even a slightly below average defense look out
Maryland - 7-5 in the ACC.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||You know what would look good||
You know what would look good with blue pants? A maize jersey and inverted color scheme on the helmet. (/s)
This will happen by 2016 for recroooooting. (sadly not /s)
|2 years 21 weeks ago||But the players love it and||
But the players love it and it helps in recroooooting.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Matte Blue and Chrome Maize||
Matte Blue and Chrome Maize would look sweet.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Debbie Downer or realist? I||
Debbie Downer or realist? I need to see more from this staff to build confidence in road games. The breaks go for you and the breaks go against you in a season. At the end you are what your record says you are.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||You are fixating on game.||
You are fixating on one game. Anecdotal evidence does not convey trends.
I agree that we should have beaten ND in 2012, but we didn't. Should have, would have, could have is not showing the ability to beat teams with winning records on the road.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||The crappy home slate is why||
The crappy home slate is why I'm not getting season tickets this year. It will be cheaper to just buy PSU night game tickets on stubhub. The rest of the games will be going for below face value in the secondary markets.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Right now I see 2014 Michigan||
Right now I see 2014 Michigan as 2012 MSU. Strong defense but too one dimensional on offense (Passing for 2014 Michigan, Leveon Bell for 2012 MSU) to win more than 7 games.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||But this year wasn't the||
But this year wasn't the excuse the youth of the OL? So saying next year the OL will still be young means we didn't make any progress in 2 seasons. Plus come 2015 when we get a favorable home schedule we will be breaking in a new QB either Shane Morris or Wilton Speight. 2014 is a make or break season for Hoke and Co. and I have no faith in them to win road games against teams I expect to go bowling.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Thank you for the correction||
Thank you for the correction I did mean Will Gholston.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Refreshing viewpoint.||
Refreshing viewpoint. Starting next season we will have to beat the best with OSU, MSU, and PSU in our division playing the winner of Nebraska, Wisconsin in Indy. Not an easy road the conference championship.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Out of curiosity what was||
Out of curiosity what was your worst case scenario for this year's team?
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Here you go again with the||
Here you go again with the execution argument. It is Borges' fault for making Denard throw so damn much @ND in 2012. We were moving the ball well on the ground.
Also the ability to win big games on the road is proven by winning them. Not by blaming poor execution and injuries.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||That is how I fell. Just a||
That is how I fell. Just a realist. A win @ND and dominating @Rutgers could have me feeling better.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||I don't buy the recruiting||
I don't buy the recruiting argument. Dantonio and Nardawg keep turning 3* recruits into all Big Ten defensive players even though we have been killing them on the recruiting trails.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Yea. The kid just doesn't||
Yea. The kid just doesn't have the frame to put much more weight on without losing athletic ability. I say keep him at 250 and let him work in at WDE/SAM and SDE in nickel/passing situations.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Indiana and Minnesota are||
Indiana and Minnesota are both at Home again next year. I can't believe that Dave Brandon let MSU and OSU venues get in sync. It is all part of his master plan of raising the PSD every 2 years.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Agreed. And until we go into||
Agreed. And until we go into a good teams house and bring back a win I can't in good conscience predict victories against ND, MSU, and OSU for next season.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||MSU does lose a bunch of||
MSU does lose a bunch of talent on D but if they keep replacing Vernon Gholston's with Shillique Calhoun's their defense will still be top 15 in the country.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Guiton has no eligibility||
Guiton has no eligibility left after this season. If anyone it would be Cardale Jones filling Braxton's shoes and I am afraid of him because he don't go to OSU to play school.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||True, but my argument on||
True, but my argument on Pipkins was based on the fact that large bodies don't recover as quickly from ACL injuries. There is a chance Pipkins redshirts next season.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||If Miller leaves it hastens||
If Miller leaves it hastens Meyer's departure from OSU
|2 years 21 weeks ago||I'm with you. We have had 4||
I'm with you. We have had 4 solid (as in we put the game away, not that they were great victories) road wins in the Hoke era.
2011 - @Northwestern and @Illinois
2012 - @Purdue and @Minnesota
The other road wins are from 2013 - a squeaker @UCONN and the luckiest field goal in the history of football @Northwestern.
This staff has not shown the ability to win big games on the road.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||I like your optimism but||
I like your optimism but Pipkins and Dymonte Thomas are unproven. Big guys have trouble with knee injuries, just ask Chris Bryant. Dymonte Thomas blocked a punt against CMU but has made no noise sense.
Depth should be good but I'd like a strong first team at all Big Ten level not 1a and 1b.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||2013 Michigan Football Schedule||
Going 7-0 at home and at least 3-2 on the road seemed very achievable to many in the season predictions threads. You have to be wearing Maize and Blue glasses to think Michigan goes 10-2 with our 2014 schedule.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Look at how badly we played||
Look at how badly we played @UCONN and @NW this year. @Rutgers and @NW next year are not sure wins.
Michigan is 39 in Sagarin this year. So ND, Utah, MSU, and OSU are all ahead of us. Minnesota, Penn State, IU, and NW are within striking distance. Hoke's history tells us he is going 2-3 on the road next year (6-8 on the road lifetime, 1-2 at neutral fields). With ND, MSU, and OSU all on the road I'd say 1-4 on the road is more likely than 2-3. That means to finish 8-4 we have to go 7-0 at home. Name sure wins against Minnesota, IU, PSU, and Utah.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||8 wins seems optimistic. We||
8 wins seems optimistic. We could go 1-4 or even 0-5 on the road next year. I like our chances to go 6-1 at home next season. 5-2 at home would be a disaster.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Was on the fence about||
Was on the fence about renewing my season tickets. No more. I can just buy the games I want on stubhub. 2014 - more of the same, 2015 - new HC and the rebuild starts all over again.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||We need a young talented head||
We need a young talented head coach in waiting type for OC. Somebody who is in their 30s maybe early 40s who can coach QBs while also be content to just be the OC for 10 years until Hoke retires and he can take his place. I officially nominate Scot Loeffler and I don't want to hear about how his offense at VaTech isn't performing well.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||For some reason reading this||
For some reason reading this made me chuckle and not feel so bad.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Recruits actually think Hoke||
Recruits actually think Hoke might not be at Michigan in the near future?!?! It must be to take one of the NFL jobs that opens up this year. /s
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Sold my extra pair on Stubhub||
Sold my extra pair on Stubhub for 189 a piece. Section 24 row 37. Face was $95 so I'm pretty happy that, even after Stubhub takes a cut. Prices really started dropping after the Iowa loss.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Tale of the tape||
Show him highlights from '97. Show him Tom Brady highlights at Michigan then in the 3 superbowls he won. For me just watching Tom Brady play football is a connection to my youth. He is the first football player that I grew an attachment too beyond just cheering for at UM. And for God's sake get that boy to a game. Tickets next year might be easy to come by.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Wife and I will be there||
Section 24 Row 32
|2 years 24 weeks ago||increased complexity leads to||
increased complexity leads to increased opportunity for failure
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Gary Moeller /s||
Gary Moeller /s
|2 years 24 weeks ago||No way. Northwestern might||
No way. Northwestern might be the most winnable game left on the schedule. Iowa is basically MSU Lite and OSU will destroy us. No confidence in any bowl match up scenarios.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Al Borges Golden Parachute?||
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Ace Williams ist verboten!||
Ace Williams ist verboten!
|2 years 25 weeks ago||I get that Whitlock is a hack||
I get that Whitlock is a hack but he makes a good point about Dantonio developing 3 star guys. Where the hell did shillique Calhoun come from? I still think that in 2-4 years we will look back at this season as some growing pains. I see a 9 win season 10 if we can get a good bowl matchup. 2014 I think will be rough since we play @ND, @MSU, and @OSU. 2015 we will go through our Shane Morris/Wilton Speight first year starting pains but by 2016/2017 I think we are world beaters again.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||More statistical analysis needed||
You have calculated the mean. Which team has the highest standard deviation and variance? I like mgobaran's post where he looks at only guards and centers. We are getting blown off the ball because our interior line is not ready to be playing B1G football yet. I still believe that this line will get better simply because guys are going to get another year in the weight room and experience with the coaches. I would say in 2 years Michigan has the strongest OL in the B1G.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Not to mention the egregious||
Not to mention the egregious holding no call he had against isiah lewis on the play before the head twist.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||9 wins for sure, maybe 10||
9 wins for sure, maybe 10 wins if Hoke's homefield juju keeps going.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||These colors don't run. But||
These colors don't run. But for the sake of cool football jerseys and some guy using a paint splatter effect in design software they do.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Post Game thoughts||
Obviously there is a lot of work to do on both sides of the football. No need to talk about them here as we all know them and there are numerous board threads about them. I know that state loses a lot of defensive contributers this year but they seem to discover diamonds in the rough year in and year out. They have a 3* sophmore DE playing at an all conference level while our 4 and 5* players are "still developing". I love Michigan and have since birth but there is no denying that Dantonio has MSU in a great spot. I am curious as to how things go with the new conference alignments but barring a sparty meltdown of JL Smith proportions MSU is poised to get their third 11 win season in four years. The last time Michigan did that was the point a minute teams under Yost. It is very possible that next year as we break in a new young OL for the umpteenth year in a row we play second fiddle to OSU and MSU in the conference again. That being said I hope we win out and get to 10 wins with a victory over OSU. That will make for a good year in my opinion. conf
|2 years 26 weeks ago||MSU 17 UM 16 - Gibbons misses||
MSU 17 UM 16 - Gibbons misses a field goal in the 4th quarter sealing our defeat
|2 years 27 weeks ago||The offense will set MSU up||
The offense will set MSU up with a short field certainly one time possibly more. How our defense responds in these situations will be the difference. I'd love to see us take MSU out of field goal range with a big 3rd down sack. Or hold them to a field goal from first and goal.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Because knowing how he plans||
Because knowing how he plans on dealing with pressure up the middle (MSU staple) really tips his entire game plan.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Borges||
Given the instability on the interior OL how do you plan on neutralizing MSU's double A gap blitz?
|2 years 27 weeks ago||At this point I expect around||
At this point I expect around 2 catastrophic turnovers every game. Garnder averages 1.5 INTs per start and has fumbled it away probably 0.5 times per start. It is blatant homerism to think that we won't turn the ball over against MSU. The question is can the defense totally shutdown msu's weaker offense.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||As nervous as I am about this||
As nervous as I am about this game I think it comes down to whether our defense can stop the sparty offense. If we can shut them out offensively (purdue almost did) it gives us some leeway on offense as I expect a trick special teams play and probably a defensive touchdown against us. If either team scores 20 points they will win this game. Dantonio loves to play the field position game and Hoke will oblige him much like Ferentz did in the Iowa-MSU game earlier in the year.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Bubble screen moves defensive||
Bubble screen moves defensive backs up closer to the line of scrimmage. Making it easier for WR to get over the top.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Simple||
A win against MSU
|2 years 28 weeks ago||But throwing one a game||
But throwing one a game forces defenders to play against it and not load 8/9 up against the run. I'm not saying it should be our new offensive strategy, just a wrinkle to keep teams honest. At this point if I'm an opposing DC I'm not even practicing against the bubble screen because UM won't run it.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Why would you donate your||
Why would you donate your money directly to Susie Q's college fund when you can buy a pink t-shirt for $X from a retailer with the knowledge that a "portion" of the proceeds go towards "fighting" cancer. The direct donation doesn't show that I am in the fight against cancer like a pink t-shirt does.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Simple Fixes I'd Implement Yesterday.||
Ditch the JV tackle over crap. Throw a dang bubble screen at least once a game. No more fullbacks give me Funchess, Gallon, Chesson/Dileo, and Butt on the field every play in a 3-31-1 or 2-2-1 combination. Running Fitz 27 times for 27 yards is an abomination.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||MSU looks scary||
They will force us to throw and bring pressure up the middle against our young interior OL. We will have to have a big day from Gallon and Funchess. I don't see a big day from our tailbacks.
|2 years 31 weeks ago||Question on zone play||
In HS we would run the zone and basically the weakside tackle either cuts the weakside end or punches him and releases inside to get the first person he can. the weakside G and C would take the NT(1 tech) and the Will. The Playside Guard and Playside Tackle would take the DT (3 Tech) and the Mike. The FB and TE (lined up playside) would take the defensive end and first run support player usually the strong safety rolled up to the line. In this play the blocking looks similar except for Kerridge plunging forward way too soon. In the blocking I outlined he would take steps towards the TE looking to help with a double team on the end but then bounce to first threat he sees which would be Smallwood in the hole. Could this be a blown assignment by Kerridge or is he coached to attack the line of scrimmage on a zone?
|2 years 31 weeks ago||Fortunately my bride is a||
Fortunately my bride is a former UM athelete and understands that Fall Saturdays are special. Nothing would be a better anniversary gift than a Michigan victory. That being said we do have a lot to do this weekend to get ready for the big event.
|2 years 31 weeks ago||Wife Day 2013 Part 2 is my wedding||
Was either this weekend or Oct. 26. My future mother-in-law wanted more time to plan so we went with the later date.
|2 years 33 weeks ago||If you don't chew you can||
If you don't chew you can still choke on a cupcake.
|2 years 33 weeks ago||Michigan 66, Akron 0||
Michigan 66, Akron 0
|2 years 33 weeks ago||One simply needs to check the||
One simply needs to check the blog every half hour to consume all its content without missing any. Restructure your life around the power of the blog.
|2 years 33 weeks ago||Better to be in full screen|
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Thoughts on the subject and leadership||
It's tough not to feel for the players who were in elementary school when Sandusky prowled the sidelines and PSU. Certainly John U. Bacon's writing style garners sympathy from the reader for Bill O'Brien and the players. Nevertheless the cultish attitude of the PSU fan base towards Joe Paterno is frightening. It is human nature for large groups of people to fall into the "Cult of the Leader" and this is evidenced by the facist dictators of the 1930's, the communist dictators of the soviet union, and the Kim Il Sung dynasty in the DPRK. I'm not comparing the attrocities of genocide to what happened at PSU but the psychology of a group deifying their leader applies. As Bo said in "Bo's Lasting Lessons", another John U. Bacon masterpiece, a leader knows when to step down. Bo's mantra of THE TEAM, THE TEAM, THE TEAM is what defines him as more than a great football coach in my mind. I can not believe that Joe Pa would say, "No coach is more important than the team."
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Spot on||
I've always been an Aston Villa supporter for the tradition and this chose them as my squad.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||Accuracy on your deep ball is||
Edit: first double post
|2 years 38 weeks ago||Accuracy on your deep ball is||
Edit: first triple post. It is a bad day on the internet for me.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||Accuracy on your deep ball is||
Accuracy on your deep ball is alot different then accuracy on a slant or 5 yard out. I will say that he does seem to always find the open man but more times than not the open man seems to be 40 yards downfield. Big Ten secondaries will play better than DPS teams.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||Not much zip on his passes.||
Not much zip on his passes. They all seem to be you outrun the coverage and I'll throw it up really high and let you run under it. Still, it is tough to see the leader (read QB) of one of our pipeline schools commit to an instate rival. This plus Blackwell should make for some interesting Cass Tech recruiting battles in the next few years.
|2 years 39 weeks ago||Would love to see matte blue||
Would love to see matte blue with hydrochrome maize helmets in a concept form.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Out on a limb||
Fitz bounces back and rushes for 1200 yards and 10 TDs. Frank Clark doesn't lead the team in sacks as he pulls a double team all through big ten play. Gardner places top 5 in heisman race but doesn't win. JakJJJkd
|2 years 45 weeks ago||Simple||
Higgins Lake for the 4th of July week. Classic family getaway.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||99 PSU Game||
They will never show the 1999 PSU game again. A great Tom Brady comeback is tarnished by the commentators fawning over a retiring Jerry Sandusky. The only place you will ever see that game again is on Wolverine Historian's Youtube channel.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||1. Yes. Gardner sees the love||
1. Yes. Gardner sees the love Lewan got for coming back for year 5 and follows suit.
2. No. Michigan falls in the Elite 8 next year and MSU goes to the final four. They split the season series and continue to miss each other in the B1G tournament.
3. OSU - easy schedule and I think Michigan loses to MSU in the snakepit for last time for 4-5 years.
4. Not as many as you would think.
|2 years 52 weeks ago||I see six challenging games||
I see six challenging games on that schedule. Do you really think we will go 1-5 vs ND, @MSU, @Iowa, @NW, Neb, OSU? I say we will win all the home games and go 2-1 on the road. for a overall record of 11-1 division champs.
|3 years 6 days ago||I'm in the middle of testing||
I'm in the middle of testing for May 1st software release. Wrapping up work around 5PM then heading over to the GF's house for some dinner and a movie. Tomorrow I'm studying for GMAT and GF is studying for MCAT. Sunday morning is church followed by brunch for lunch!
|3 years 1 week ago||Pretty simple||
Pretty simple explanation.
In canadian football there is no such thing as a touchback. Any time the ball is kicked into the endzone the receiving team has to advance it out past their own goaline or else the kicking team is awarded 1 point. This is commonly done by running the ball out but can also be done by kicking the ball out. This is a rule that is inherited from the rugby origins of football. Also of note, any player may punt the ball at anytime but the kicking team may not touch the ball until the receiving team touches it.
So in this scenario with the game tied the missed field goal goes into the endzone and the receiving team loses the game if they don't advance it out of the endzone so they elect to kick it out. The original kicking team then elects to kick it back into the enzone to try to score the single and win the game. This goes back and forth and makes for some crazy end of game antics.
|3 years 1 week ago||Perhaps MLaw06 can advise||
Perhaps MLaw06 can advise Salah on a good lawyer and sue the NY Post.
|3 years 2 weeks ago||Didn't she make a push to get||
Didn't she make a push to get her term limits removed?
|3 years 2 weeks ago||Opened this thread expecting||
Opened this thread expecting it to be about the backup QB situation. That being said, I don't see Morgan transferring anywhere. He will get plenty of minutes next year when we go with the 2 big lineup and when McGary gets in foul trouble. He could even reclaim the starting job from McGary with a strong off-season.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||JUCO might not be the way to||
JUCO might not be the way to go since they have trouble transfering credits. We will have to sell a 5th year guy on getting his masters from UM. And that might be hard considering most guys who the graduate transfer move want immediate playing time. What are the rules on an FCS/D2/D3 level guy with a couple years left transfering in?
|3 years 3 weeks ago||After reviewing penn state's||
After reviewing penn state's roster you are correct. They don't have anyone of interest.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||^This^ #5 is when I turned||
^This^ #5 is when I turned it off and went to bed.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Yes the refs blew some calls||
Yes the refs blew some calls but before the end of game fouling by Michigan the fouls were something like 22-10 in our favor. So they called a lot of fouls against UL just not all of them. At the end of the day the refs let this game turn into a MSU/UWM type slugfest and Michigan isn't built to win that kind of game.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||What about QBs from Penn||
What about QBs from Penn State? Can't they transfer penalty free because of the NCAA sanctions?
|3 years 3 weeks ago||FWIW My sources tell me that||
FWIW my sources tell me that THJ's father wants him to finish his degree.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||He certainly is an||
He certainly is an interesting prospect. It will take a creative coach with a visionary GM to fully utilize his skillset.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Maybe I'm remembering||
Maybe I'm remembering incorrectly but I assumed we had to run off 23 seconds because Burke was guarding the ball and he had 4 fouls.
|3 years 4 weeks ago||I guess he has a lot of||
I guess he has a lot of freetime with the new EFM and all.
|3 years 4 weeks ago||It looks like Gibbs forgot to||
It looks like Gibbs forgot to bring his feet.
|3 years 4 weeks ago||Sparty gonna spart? OP,||
Sparty gonna spart?
OP, don't post this on RCMB unless you want to hear about how much harder 14/18 is than 13/17.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||Duke no question. If MSU||
Duke no question.
If MSU wins they brag about being the better program, team, yadda yadda etc. If MSU loses they will talk about how we've only cared about basketball for the past 2 years. Forced to choose I prefer the latter. Plus as much as I hate coack K, seeing IZZO lose is one of my guilty pleasures.
That being said, GO BLUE! Beat Kansas!
|3 years 5 weeks ago||Right. This is why JMFR was||
Right. This is why JMFR was lined up over slot recievers when opposing offenses were in 3 WR, 0 TE, 2 RB formations.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||Strong-side vs weak-side||
I don't mean to thread jack but I was curious if in Mattison's defense the strong-side is to the tight end or is it to the field. I understand how boundary/field corners operate but do front seven strength calls rely solely on offensive alignment?
Also, I think this is a good move since it appears Frank Clark went beast mode during winter lifting.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||Who decided to play this game||
Who decided to play this game in Denver during March? Were LA, Texas or other southern venues unavailable?
|3 years 6 weeks ago||A better word would be||
A better word would be polarizing, but name a POTUS in the last 30 years who wasn't.
|3 years 6 weeks ago||What we should be able to do||
What we should be able to do and what happens are often very different things, my friend.
Edit: But then I tend to be a pretty skeptical and risk averse person.
|3 years 6 weeks ago||My $0.02||
One way to avoid politics on the board is to not post anything related to Obama, Snyder, Congress, Senate, etc.
I realize the argument for posting it is that it's just Obama's bracket nothing political here. Yet, half the people in this country think Obama poops gold and the other half thinks he is the devil incarnate. How someone can post this to the board and not expect a political flamewar to ensue is beyond reason to me. Downvoted OP for short-sightedness.
|3 years 6 weeks ago||Nothing beats an Astronaut. Apollo 15; Scott, Worden, and Irwin.|
|3 years 6 weeks ago||Run rob6reid! A battle with||
Run rob6reid! A battle with Magnus, you will surely lose.
|3 years 6 weeks ago||As a Lions fan.||
|3 years 7 weeks ago||Hagerup still suspended||
Hagerup still suspended according to Coach Hoke per detnews article.
I'm surprised he hasn't been cut yet. Wile has proven to be an effective punter and as far as I can tell.
|3 years 7 weeks ago||Two colors I never wear are||
Two colors I never wear are red and green. Neither color can truly be considered classy attire. Tans, Browns, Blues, non-highlighter yellows, grays, black, and white these are acceptable colors for a man to wear.
|3 years 7 weeks ago||Even if Wiscy loses that||
Even if Wiscy loses that merely moves us from the 5 seed to the 4 seed. I think it is much more important to be a 3 seed this year with OSU as the 2 seed letting IU/Wiscy/MSU battle it out on the other side of the bracket. At the end of the day the only game that matters is beatin IU on Sunday.
|3 years 7 weeks ago||That is the way I see it. I||
That is the way I see it. I can't see MSU, OSU, or Wisc losing this weekend so we are playing for the 3 seed with a loss relegating us to the 5 seed.
I hope they really bring it because getting a conference championship and avoiding a rematch with Indiana until the finals will be huge.
|3 years 8 weeks ago||Drinking water. Girlfriend||
Drinking water. Girlfriend is going out of town for the weekend so I'm going to get caught up on stuff around the house. I've got alot of grunting, crotch scratching, and boxers only wearing to do. Tonight I'll probably be drinking blue light while eating pizza straight from the box using my shirt as a napkin.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||Thieves on scholarship?!!?!!||
|3 years 9 weeks ago||I'm shaking in my boots. Nick||
I'm shaking in my boots. Nick Hill will dominate in this offense. Maxwell/Cook (whoever wins the competition this fall) will be unleashed to throw even flatter routes to the sideline than this season.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||Coach Hoke would never make||
Coach Hoke would never make that excuse. The expectation of the program is the B1G Championship. We haven't won it since 2004, therefore no coach has been successful.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||I think the B1G gets at most||
I think the B1G gets at most two 1 seeds. Likely the two teams that play in the B1G tourney Championship game out of IU, MSU, UM.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||I never saw it as a problem||
I never saw it as a problem of youth but a problem of size. If we had a healthy Jordan Morgan we could have gone with a bigger lineup to neutralize Nix and Payne. Playing 6'6" wings in the 2-4 slots against a legit front court is a problem.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||vs PSU - W vs Illinois - W @||
vs PSU - W
vs Illinois - W
@ PSU - W
vs MSU - ?
@ Purdue - W
vs Indiana - ?
I'd love for us to win out but after last night's blowout it is hard to predict a W over MSU on March 2nd. Same for Indiana. We need Morgan healthy to have a chance against both those teams.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||The kicking game is what||
The kicking game is what connects American football to its historic roots in rugby.
Football is a dangerous game. If they were really worried about player safety they should implement a weight limit. Another good idea would be to enforce rules against leading with your head on both sides of the ball. I'm against removing facemasks but could be easily swayed if it could be proven to lead to more propper tackling form. Too often players just launch themselves like projectiles trying to put as big a hit as possible on the opposing player.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||I always like the inner/outer||
I always like the inner/outer divisions. Gotta keep Michigan's brand Midwestern. And if Nebraska and Wisconsin can travel to the east coast it will improve their recruiting out there and possibly grow their alumni base.
UM, OSU, MSU, Indiana, Purdue, NW, Illinois
PSU, RU, MD, Neb, Wis, Minn, IA
Balanced and no need for permanant crossovers, plus you can rotate the championship game between east coast and chicago every other year to get midwest teams on the east coast and east coast teams in the midwest.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||I don't think mgoblog has had||
I don't think mgoblog has had the chance to participate in a Jim Harbaugh press conference.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Read the article. Couldn't||
Read the article. Couldn't get past S.W.A.T.S. Why don't we just make everyone walk around inside a faraday cage. No harmful frequencies that way.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||I like most people fail to||
I, like most people, fail to see how others can disagree with me.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||I see where you are coming||
I see where you are coming from. I'm sure being a student during that era would have been awesome. But for me all I associate the fab five with is causing the pre Beilein pain.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Seems pretty clear to||
Seems pretty clear to me.
Rule Breaking: Covering up knowledge that your players may be inelligble. Taking six figures from a booster
Honest Oversight: Failing to fill out the right forms. Quality control assistant telling players he is an assistant coach.
If there is any chance that the NCAA determines Webber is violating his no-contact ban by attending a Michigan tournament game then the University should absolutely prohibit it. We have come too far to risk it. Unitl I hear explicit confirmation from the NCAA that they won't penalize Michigan for this I am against it. You can't trust them these days.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||I believe if you read 3 And||
I believe if you read 3 And Out by John U. Bacon he address who was at fault in the Athletic Department for failing to keep up to date forms. Also something about a quality control person told the kids he was an assistant coach which led to some confusion. There were adults who took the heat for Stretchgate and are no longer working for the University.
Still this pales in comparison to taking six figures and showing no contrition when busted.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||I like having moral authority||
I like having moral authority so that I can criticize rivals without being hypocritical.
They are a stain on our school's history. Acknowledged? Yes. Honored? No.
Also, keep the banners in the basement.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Howard, King, Rose, and||
Howard, King, Rose, and Jackson are free to sit courtside if they so choose. Webber will be allowed next season. I still don't think the University should officially honor them in any capacity. Maybe I'm just old fashioned (at 24?) but that is how I feel.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||I'd rather take a less highly||
I'd rather take a less highly touted kid who wants to be at Michigan.
Edit: Can't believe I got downvoted for this. What is this blog coming to.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||So in 8 years when Ohio||
So in 8 years when Ohio invites Pryor back to celebrate the 2010 Big Ten Championship team you will be supportive? It would be a good public gesture for the University and Pryor to acknowledge wrongdoings and find some common ground.
Or will you be hyper-critical like the rest of our fanbase?
In my mind the university has no reason to invite Webber back. All the wins were vacated and sure once his ban is lifted he can come to the games but why should be honor/celebrate a rule breaker? How do we defend that without admiting our criticism of Pryor, Tressell, and Clarrett was wrong?
|3 years 13 weeks ago||I only need one reason not to||
I only need one reason not to be a Pryor fan, he went to Ohio.
I hear you about how it has been 20 years, really only 10 since the scandal broke. But time makes no difference to me. It's not as if after May 1st they will un-vacate the final fours and the wins. If CWebb seeks out a private meeting with DB and MSC to discuss this very topic I'd gladly accept the results of that meeting.
I'm not trying to pass judgement on CWebb because I don't know what I would have done if I were in his shoes. It is easy to say I wouldn't have accepted the money but I never had to make that choice myself. I am disappointed that he has never shown any contrition for the damage his actions did to the program.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Would SMU let Craig James||
Would SMU let Craig James walk the sidelines at one of their games? I've heard a rumor about him and 5 ladies of the night.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Well if that is the case I||
Well if that is the case I think it was important for the healing process between Ohio and Tressell for them to celebrate and honor him at The Game this past season.
Do you see where I am going with this? We lose our moral authority to criticize our opponent's cheaters when we start the "healing process" with our own.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Even after May 1st there is||
Even after May 1st there is no way she allows it to happen. She was embarrassed by the Ed Martin Scandal and won't forget it quickly.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Yes but that is the reason we||
Yes but that is the reason we still have moral authority and Ohio does not.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Here is how honoring them||
Here is how honoring them would go...
And now taking center court are the members of Michigan's Fab Five. These five players took college basketball by storm and in 1991-1992 and 1992-1993 they went to two consecutive final ......... Interesting, the record reflects that they did not win a single game in these seasons. Welcome back your fab five!!!!
|3 years 13 weeks ago||I'm not ok with any rule||
I'm not ok with any rule breaking. When two "journalists" go an a witch hunt because they don't like the coach and all they find is 20 minutes of extra stretching I'm not torn up about it.
There is a difference between blatant rule breaking and honest oversight. I'll bet my house that if you looked at every FBS team about 90% of them would be found to be 20 minutes or more over countable hours in season.
Also this is not the point. If Howard, King, Jackson, and Rose want to buy courtside seats they are free to do so. Webber can't and shouldn't be allowed to. They definitely haven't done anything to deserve honors (B1G championships, National Championships). Their only claims to fame, 2 final fours, were vacated.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||There is no way Mary Sue||
There is no way Mary Sue brings those banners out of the basement.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||So you would not scoff at||
So you would not scoff at Ohio making peace with Terrelle Pryor?
|3 years 13 weeks ago||How will you react when the||
How will you react when the next great Ohio football player says he choose #2 because he was a huge fan of Terrelle Pryor? Webber and the rest of the players in the Ed Martin scandal are embarrassments to the University. We lose our ability to criticize Ohio if we associate with Webber and the rest of the Scandal players. And let's be honest we love to do that.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||A misunderstanding by a||
A misunderstanding by a freshman over what is a countable and non-countable hour is much different than taking large sums of cash from a bookie. Also you say it was just one guy but Jalen Rose admitted to taking $20 at a time from Ed Martin. Nothing is stopping King, Jackson, Rose, and Howard from going to games but there is an NCAA ban on the University associating with Webber.
I'm sorry I don't believe that the ends jusify the means. Read Bo's Lasting Lessons by John U. Bacon and you will get where I am coming from.
Also, I did not read the article because I do not give clicks to Freep.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Rose, Howard, King, and||
Rose, Howard, King, and Jackson can come back and be celebrated no problem. It is kind of difficult to celebrate thier accomplishments when they have been vacated though. Webber's no contact clause should be permanent.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Us Michigan fans celebrating||
Us Michigan fans celebrating the fab five is no different than Ohio fans revering Tressell. We can't levy criticism on Tressell while embracing our own set of cheaters. Rumeal Robinson is no saint but at least he didn't cause our program to go on a 10 year trip to Bolivia.
I know this isn't a popular opinion around these parts but major rule violators have no place at Michigan. How can we hold ourselves to a higher standard if we welcome back the very people whose actions damaged the state of our program. The halmark of Michigan has always been achieving excellence the right way. Sadly the fab five do not fit this definition.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||As much as I love the fab||
As much as I love the fab five I don't want this. Their time has passed and they didn't win any championships. I'd rather see guys like Glen Rice and Rumeal Robinson courtside.
Once Webber's ban is lifted do you think the University will invite him to games?
|3 years 13 weeks ago||What about giving the||
What about giving the scholarship to a deserving senior walk-on? Or any deserving walk-on for that matter?
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Yes, I think Michigan will be||
Yes, I think Michigan will be unhappy with 6 home games unless we get a revenue sharing neutral site game.
I like the balance that 10 conference games provides so that no team has an advantage because of scheduling. I do like the possibility of scheduling home and homes with a 9 game conference schedule so that we always play 7 home games.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||If they were to go to 10 game||
If they were to go to 10 game conference schedule you know that marquee non-conference games won't happen. We will get either 2 MACrifices or possibly 1 MACrifice and a one-off from a lowly BCS level team like Colorado. More neutral field games could be an option too.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||But remember than Sparty beat||
But remember than Sparty beat the team that beat us.
I'm so sick of Lil Bro. Can't wait to crush them.
|3 years 14 weeks ago||Good for him but West is||
Good for him but West is best. Go Warriors!
|3 years 14 weeks ago||But do they have ultra||
But do they have "revolutionary" ultra hi-tech low weight extra strength tight fitting moisture wicking fabric?
|3 years 14 weeks ago||I would much rather go to a||
I would much rather go to a Michigan vs Minnesota/Indiana game than watch Michigan vs MACrifice on TV.
The solution is and always will be MOAR B1G games. Why can't we have 10 conference games. ND doesn't want us and we will always have good non-conference games in the playoffs or in bowl games. As much as DB loves 8 home games I think 10 conference games is better than 9.
|3 years 14 weeks ago||Good||
The kid has talent and practice makes perfect. I only brought up the 3/8 thing because if he can return kicks and play as a WR/RB hybrid it will only improve his chances of being taken early in the draft.
|3 years 14 weeks ago||Devin wasn't ready in 2011||
Devin wasn't ready in 2011 and are you really going to make your All-American QB switch to WR for his senior year? Especially after leading the team to an 11 win season (7th in school history) and a BCS bowl win the year before?
We all see it now but imagine the freakout this board would have had if the coaches had done that. The mgofreakout would have been even worse if the coaches moved him when they came in in 2011. If Tate hadn't been such a headcase and was still on the team the past two years maybe Denard could have gotten more playing time at WR/RB.
|3 years 14 weeks ago||The article said he only||
The article said he only caught 3 of 8 punts. He will have to improve this if he wants to get drafted in the 2nd round. Denard has tremendous talent and upside but NFL coaches don't want to waste time teaching fundamentals.
That being said, I can't wait to see him play in the Senior Bowl.
|3 years 15 weeks ago||MAC level prospect. Best||
MAC level prospect. Best offer is Wisconsin.
|3 years 15 weeks ago||profitgoblue||
I remember a tif we got into over whether or not a religious school could object to playing a school that had a girl on their baseball team.
|3 years 15 weeks ago||The game was tied and Auburn||
The game was tied and Auburn kicked a game wining field goal from the 2 yard line. I remember because i had big bucks on Oregon covering a 3 point spread and I got a push. I thought for sure Auburn would have had Cam Newton sneak (fall forward he is 6'6") it in for a TD.
|3 years 15 weeks ago||In this case more is a||
In this case more is a relative term.
Is Alabama more talented than FCS schools? No question, clear as day.
Is Alabama more talented than top SEC schools? Debatable.
To me the recipe for consistent success is simple. Elite defense in either a 4-3 or 3-4 scheme and a power run game with a devastating play action passing game. Sounds like 1997 Michigan to me.
|3 years 15 weeks ago||True but at the pace Oregon||
True but at the pace Oregon runs plays at not much time is coming off the clock in between snaps.
|3 years 15 weeks ago||Maybe against teams like||
Maybe against teams like Wofford and South Alabama it would be beneficial for 'Bama to run more plays to reduce variance but against similarly talented teams like Georgia, LSU, etc the grind it out style works. Nothing is worse for your defense than to have a three and out with 3 straight incompletions.
When you have thoroughbreads you let them run. You don't enter them into the steeplechase even if it is flashier.
|3 years 16 weeks ago||Can't Wait!||
Bring Lewan back really gives the OL a boost in my opinion. Sure the OGs and C will be unproven but having two experienced OTs can mask some of the inexperience IMO.
|3 years 16 weeks ago||Lions: DBs but everyone||
Lions: DBs but everyone knows we are getting a WR. Gotta put talent around Stafford right?
|3 years 16 weeks ago||Jack Morris||
2478 SO, 254 Wins and 175 complete games are impressive numbers to me. Perhaps this is 2013 glasses looking back at late 70s and 80s baseball.
|3 years 16 weeks ago||83 - 55||
83 - 55
|3 years 17 weeks ago||Though we are separated by a||
Though we are separated by a great distance I am still amused by the sparty tears comments.
|3 years 19 weeks ago||Wisconsin considering us a||
Wisconsin considering us a rivalry is strange. I was rocking my UM windbreaker at Panera at 12 and Halsted this morning and had a guy say "Hey Michigan Man" to me. He then proceeded to identify himself as a Badger and introduced his associate as a Spartan as if the two carried the same weight. I can't wait until we get back to the top and start putting beat downs on the lesser B1G teams again.
|3 years 19 weeks ago||PSU fans might say the NCAA||
PSU fans might say the NCAA is joke for the simple reason that they have been passing out the bowl-ban hammer with ease.
I'll be honest when I heard they got a 4 year bowl ban my jerk reaction was "You're kidding, right?" After hearing the reasoning I understand the need.
|3 years 19 weeks ago||It is all about facts vs speculation.||
Fact: RR was 3-9, 5-7, 7-5 in his three years at UM.
Fact: RR's defense got worse each year.
Fact RR's offense got better each year peaking at 5th in the country.
Speculation: RR would have done better than 11-2 in 2011 as head coach of UM.
Speculation: RR would have done worse than 11-2 in 2011 as head coach of UM.
Fact: Hoke went 11-2 as head coach in 2011 and won the first BCS bowl game since 2000 Orange bowl.
Fact: Mattison made the defense go from ~117 to ~17 in the nation in one year.
I'm not looking back. Wish the best to RR and Co but I'm happy with Hoke.
|3 years 19 weeks ago||As a recent grad, 2011 for||
As a recent grad, 2011 for those who care, I still get mail sent to my parents house even though I don't live there. Usually my Dad calls if it looks important enough and I give him the OK to open it and tell me what it says. Otherwise whenever I see them I get a pile of junk mail dropped on me. A Michigan Secretary of State letter would prompt a phone call from Pops.
I guess everyone is different though.