rundown of Michigan's riser
|6 days 22 hours ago||Could be||
But I thought they did some finagling with the numbers to make the crowds bigger (including ticket sales and not just tickets scanned) or maybe that was just for the Big Chill record, which, anyone who attended the event, can assure you there was not 100,000 people. This could be a tipping point though. As ticket prices have increased a lot with the seat premiums, and a secondary market for tickets, people might decide to watch on their HD 50" TVs at home.
It's too bad because, despite the competition, it should be a great team to watch.
|6 days 23 hours ago||This schedule should fix||
The issue with students not showing up.
|1 week 3 days ago||Must have been||
One of Sparty Bobs relatives working the clock.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Marquise Breaston||
Don't you remember all the catches he had when Chad Navarre was throwing to him?
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Instead of eating his hat||
I would also have allowed a karaoke night of Brian singing Nickelback.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Red zone offense (potential)||
This red zone offense should be killer. They could run a variation of a spread (Gardner would still be under center so not a true spread) with two pass catching TEs both over 6'6" (plus Butt who is a similarly skilled athlete) that could both block or release and cause a mismatch against LBs who could be both slower and much shorter. Plus you could have two huge receivers on the outside, that would cause additional mismatches on fade routes to the corners. And finally the other team would have to worry about a run up the gut by Green and the talented OL. And one final cherry, with Devin, is a rollout to the edge. I'd hate to be a defensive coordinator game planning for this.
|4 weeks 4 hours ago||I'll tell you how||
Devin and Shane will be launching them into the front rows while Wile and Gibbons punt and kick them to the rows further back
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Missing subtext||
I'd add "you'r a baller"
Otherwise very professional
|6 weeks 1 hour ago||This is a great idea||
In many of the Bo books there are stories about him from other teams players and coaches as well as the opposite for woody. It'd be great to hear any coaching stories or good interactions with michigan players. Avoid the controversial stuff.
Totally random, but reading your paragraph, there was a fortuitous line stop that initially made me think you were going to where a yellow dress.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I'm surprised||
The band didn't take a plane or a bus. Damn Dave Brandon and his cheap ways.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Title Correction||
I believe it should be ohio, not OHIO. I think ohio is in the BIG and OHIO is in the MAC.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Vogrich's 3||
I hope his 3 is part of Ace's highlights from Florida. Probably my favorite play of the second half. What a great moment!
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Only fair way to decide||
whether to fire the AD or not.
See if he weighs the same as a duck. Logic can over come an angry mob.
Plus, he turned me into a newt.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||70-55 Michigan||
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Number of Possesions||
Where do you go to get number of possesions stats? I can add pts/ possesion in additional tables, just need the data. Thanks.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Without Overtime Included||
Michigan Scores 76 pts per game and allows 61 pts per game. Again, very competetive defensive and offensive numbers, especially considering the level of competition.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Thanks||
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Beta||
My parents had a Beta hooked up to a 13" screen until about 2009 when they upgraded big. Still one of my favorite quotes from the Simpsons is when snake was steeling a VCR and quipped "Oh no! Beta"
Growing up in the 80s and 90s was great. Didn't have cable until my sophomore year and didn't get on the Internet until my freshman year in college in 98.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Agreed.||
Court stormings are pretty easy to predict within the last few minutes. Security should be able to keep fans away and surround the away team quickly to allow them to get off the court safely. I am amazed at how well student athletes have conducted themselves in this chaos. There are thousands of drunk students yelling at you after a tough loss and they are man enough to walk away.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Please make this happen||
A mod avatar fight between you two would be reminiscent of Obi Wan vs Vader.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||81-76 michigan||
Michigan 81- 76
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Down voted||
For hippy haircut.
I miss the old point systems for the pos bangs, and even more fun, the neg bangs. Sigh
|12 weeks 3 days ago||One thing I dislike about UofM||
Is that it appears that they do not care about the students. It may be true about why they do it, but it put undue stress on us as it we had to wait a long time to change the status and it would have meant we couldn't afford to send her as we had to take out private loans since we were not approved for student loans. We provided all of our very comprehensive paper work early and the red flag was about as weak as they come (especially with house ownership and the fact she worked there for so long). The second time was just ridiculous. I know Mary Sue Coleman is great at raising money and has been positive for the university, however, I miss the days of Bollinger and wish she would focus some more on current students who she rely on in the future to donate back.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Red flags||
They did explain that it was a red flag that she went to school out of state, however, it took more work than necessary to prove and took longer to receive that she was in state. It was also ridiculousness that 2 months after graduating as in state she had to prove it again. I think the university is set up to make as much money as possible and making it difficult to be rated as instate is one of them.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Correct||
I have no idea how it is with military, and from the op, it sounds like the university works hard to help them. But as an average Joe, the university can't help but see those dollar signs and works hard to turn you into an out of state student.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||State residency||
I can say that Michigan's residency policy (in non military situations) is skewed in favor of pushing for out of state tuition. My wife lived out of state for 3 years while she got her graduate degree at a private school. She worked for about a year before coming back to michigan.
She decided to change careers and go back to michigan, and by the time she reapplied she had; went to michigan for undergrad, has always had a michigan license, paid taxes in michigan all but one year of her working life, owned a house in michigan for 4 years, worked at the university for 3 years, and still had to fight to not pay out of state tuition because of her grad school.
To top it off, after completing her second degree and applying to the grad program at michigan, she again was first listed as out of state. Again, this was fixed, but I can understand how the university can make mistakes regarding in state and out of state residency status.
|13 weeks 2 hours ago||I hate posts like this||
Posts like this are ridiculous. :)
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Game.... Couches*||
I hear Spartans like their couches like they like their STDs, burning!!
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Double post predictions||
Michigan beats Illinois in Calvinball by a s ore of Q to 12
|13 weeks 1 day ago||85-72 michigan||
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Technically||
I grey shirted all five years at Michigan.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Good things||
- I chose to go to Michigan over State
- I did not literally get kicked in the balls
- Kate Upton + gifs both exist
- My current head football coach has never told a story about a turtle biting a past legendary football coaches balls
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Your comment||
Combined with your dumb and dumber pic make this comment (intentional or not) very funny to me
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Zone vs Man||
Does having to play man to man all the time in the NBA have anything to do with this as well? I feel like the zone allows for college teams to clog up the lanes more than what is allowed in the NBA
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Valiant effort||
I'm not sure you could have done much more.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Never been||
But when I do go, I hope it is for something epic, like comparing a certain blogger to a certain lead singer of Nickleback. I want my pilgrimage to mean something
|14 weeks 6 days ago||I'm guessing its||
Tacopants. I know he has infinite eligibility, but I don't think Borges knows how to properly utilize him in the offense.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Reminds me of||
The daily piece on Red Berenson. One of his greatest coaching successes was a blue chip who didn't succeed on the ice, but succeeded in life as a neurosurgeon.
Between Hoke and his staff, Red and his staff, and Belein and his staff, I'd not trade any of them for another staff. It's pretty special when you step back and take a look at UofM's athletic program.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Great thing about||
Hoke and Mattison is that you know as a recruit both want to be there. Mattison left a great NFL gig to be at Michigan. And Hoke has spoken about Michigan being his dream job. Add in the sincerity, the fun they seem to have, and the ability to really coach players up and you have a recipe for recruiting success. I'd love to get a chance to meet and interact with some of the coaches someday.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||I supported both coaches||
But see nothing controversial about your post. RR recruited a certain type of player on offense and Gerg seemed to not teach any fundamentals on d. Plus the attrition was huge over the last few years. Michigan has produced very few nfl players over the last 4 years.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||I supported both coaches||
But see nothing controversial about your post. RR recruited a certain type of player on offense and Gerg seemed to not teach any fundamentals on d. Plus the attrition was huge over the last few years. Michigan has produced very few nfl players over the last 4 years.
|15 weeks 1 hour ago||Double post||
1 billion - to pi good guys
|15 weeks 2 hours ago||75 - 71 michigan||
75 - 71 michigan
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Ask me once||
Shame on you. Ask me trice, shame on me.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||No to Vitale||
Vitale feels very much like he is trying way to hard to be hip. Like a "cool" dad trying to relate to the college kids. I like college sports because of the pageantry that is void in the pro sports. Vitale would feel at home announcing a pistons game. I think they could get a better color guy that could add more insight. If I wasn't worried about bias, bobby knight might be good entertainment. On the other hand, the play by play guy is top notch.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||I like it||
Not sure about Webber due to his non-contact and the fact he didn't come forward with it, but the rest have grown and are still a huge part of Michigan basketball. I don't think it takes anything away from what the current team and their success.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Michigan 88-58||
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Thanks for suggestions||
It appears Healy builds a higher quality home with more standard upgraded features, however, we are unsure if their pricing might end up pushing us out since they will end up being more custom. We like the current layout of the pulte with open floor plan, and we wouldn't have to live in construction cause we'd be one of last built in that section. Healy has a better lot though that backs up to woods rather than a small farm.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Houses are flipping fast||
We've been watching homes for a while and a lot of homes in areas like Plymouth and northville are going up and off the market within a couple days for full or above price. It feels like a shift back to sellers market.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||No freeways||
My wife works in A2 and would take Pontiac trail. I work near 275 and 7 mile and would be taking 10 mile and 8 mile over. Currently we both take 696 and 275, with my wife having to fight m14 as well. Our commutes will both become much better
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Get out of my mind||
Haha, actually my wife works at UofM medical center as a nurse. She's been commuting for a while so that is a reason we wanted to move closer. Ideally we'd live in Ann Arbor (wife has looked at many houses and neighborhoods) but it bumps us out of our price range. And yes, hopefully this move means season tickets as well.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Thanks||
Appreciate the advise. We actually like one of the pulte homes because of the open floor plan it provides.
And thanks to other MgoBloggers for bearing with me on this. Bad topic, but atleast it gets the creative juices flowing on clever quips.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Thanks for advice||
Reason for new home is probably cause we are dealing with 70 yr old house that wasn't built for our lifestyle. But appreciate your advice. I will take a look at existing homes in south lyon
|17 weeks 6 days ago||C-C-Combo post||
Feel free to mark redundant
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Manti Teo||
|18 weeks 2 hours ago||That would be really sad||
If the reason he was drafted in late rounds had to do with him being gay. I'd hope that the second scenario would be a bigger red flag than liking dudes. If so, it makes a lot of sense why he would go to such lengths to hide it
|18 weeks 3 hours ago||Man you are naive||
Models are super busy being models all the time, so that is why we haven't met. She likes that I don't care about how I look or how much I weigh, and loves how family oriented I am, since I still live with my parents. What we have is true love.
|18 weeks 3 hours ago||You are correct||
I'm guessing being a Mormon and the football culture (or sports culture) in regards to being gay is probably the bigger issues for him. It just makes a lot more sense than the naive explanation.
|18 weeks 4 hours ago||Guarantees on Internet||
Hey, if you want me to take a dump in a box and mark it guaranteed, I will. I've got time.
|18 weeks 4 hours ago||Makes sense||
Not only is he at a super religious college, but also comes from a super strict religion in regards to homosexuality. Throw in the stigma it sounds like there is in the football world and it adds up pretty quick.
|18 weeks 4 hours ago||Not that weird||
I've been dating this amazing model for almost two years now, but she is really busy being a model so we haven't had time to meet in person.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||Great||
Thanks for the help. You are a scholar and a gentleman
|18 weeks 5 days ago||Thanks for all the info||
Any chance you will make a diary sometime with some of the play designs? When you say they won't naked bootleg when running left and rolling Gardner right, does this mean either Kalis at left guard or the center would pull and act as lead blocker/ pass protector?
|18 weeks 5 days ago||Do you pull when you run right?||
A few questions. When you run right, does the left guard pull? Does your opinion on running right change at all with an athlete like Devin? I'd imagine that if we ran left and Gardner ran play action, he would also have a check down to his legs easier with only a DE or linebacker to beat to the edge? Thanks
|18 weeks 5 days ago||Missed assignment/ communication||
Lewan stated that this was a miscommunication and resulting missed assignment on that play. I think you can blame Borges partly because his player was unprepared ( although he is a freshman and very few other options) however the play call may have been ok otherwise (although 1 yard carries fr that formation were the norm in that game)
|18 weeks 5 days ago||Thanks for the info||
I'll look up the schemes to understand where plays go. I'm hoping sometime in the offseason we will get a nice diary explaining this exactly. I think we see almost as big of a transition in offense this year as we did during the coaching change. I think it will be a fun offense, as Borges is known as a guy who likes a lot of different plays and Hoke has proven to be am aggressive play calling coach
|18 weeks 5 days ago||Different personnel?||
I thought zone blocking required a different skill set and type of offensive lineman than man ball type blocking. I know that Michigan made the switch in 2004 or 05 I think. I thought it also requires a back with really good vision, patience, and cutting ability, where as man ball calls for a play for a specific gap.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||Agree with statement||
I think the offense will be very different. As Space Coyote has pointed out, Borges was running an offense that not only differed because of denard, but also because of the linemen and tight ends. I think next years offense will look a lot different more because of the line and was wondering what others thought that might look like
|18 weeks 5 days ago||Players skill sets||
I thought a big reason we didn't run that this year was because Omameh had trouble on pulling. He was good in a spread offense of getting off blocks and to the second level, but struggled with being a lead blocker
|18 weeks 5 days ago||Run to the right?||
So does this assume we are running to the right? It seems like you would want to run to the left to both run behind Lewan and Kalis (not sure which gap this is) and would also help open up play action since Gardner would roll to the right. It seems like this would combine spread tendencies with power running. How often should we expect linemen to release to the second level? I know that Brian mentioned Hoke was of the linebackers make tackles lineman cause turnovers mindset so I don't know if that means much releasing.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Paragraph||
Sorry this is showing up as one paragraph. It shows two in when I edit, but not in the preview or actual post. It is probably due to posting from phone.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||Indiana 2000||
That was the one game I left early for in my 5 years as a student. I left sometime in the fourth quarter. If my memory serves me right, it was a very cold day, and the game went a long time (3:30 start), and I ended up bailing with around 5 or 6 minutes in the half to get back to Markely to catch the last of dinner.
I did miss the Washington and Penn State games when I visited my girlfriend (now wife) in Boston in 2002. I really wish that we had a bye that fall break weekend.
And my only story about the leaving early, is that my friends and wife and I were at the alumni bar (our side east) in Boston watching the MSU game in 2004. The bar emptied out with 8 minutes left and 27-10. We stayed, and ended up getting to watch an amazing game. I always wanted to see the looks on peoples faces after they had gotten home, since most would have taken the T and would have no knowledge of how the game transpired.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Calfs?||
Maybe Hoke is a Rancher in the off season?
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Is Dileo||
really 5'10"? I saw him on fan day during the special teams kicks, and he looked tiny. I always thought he was more of a short 5'9" if anything.
I really like the idea of having a tall athletic reciever like Gardner out there. We saw Hemmingway go up with a big body and come down with the ball a lot. If DG can high point the ball, this makes total sense. He's also pretty physical. I remember a play where he dropped his sholder to get a few extra yards. Size definately counts.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Yeah right||
Next you're going to tell me that a defensive player can play on the offense. I'm not falling for your ruse.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||How do we even know||
you have $5.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||I like to assume||
that you are a panda, and your /s is in reference to your Earth is round comment.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Crazy||
If you take all the commits from teams 2 (OSU) through 5 (MSU) you get a class that is competitive with Michigan's.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||My Vote||
is for either Seth's color combo or Traveling Blue's. I think I'd go with Traveling Blue if hard pressed.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Personal Preference||
I must be in the minority then, because I always liked the brighter yellow, than the orangy yellow. If I had were to choose between the helmet yellows (numbers or wings) the wings would easily win. I think it looks better on the filed and in the stands.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||I'll be honest||
His record had me scared. It did help that someone (Mispogen?) created a spreadsheet that helped explain his record, as every year he showed improvement over the last.
His first press conference easily dispelled any concerns. I forgot how hard it is to measure intangibles like coaching grit.
I also feel like the coaching staff has been around for at least ten years by now, and this is just from a fan's perspective. I can easily see why kids who actually do speak with this staff instantly want to by in and join. ( I have no explanation for the pairs thing).
and end random rant (phew)
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Magnus||
is spreading his brand by evaluating not only players play on the field, but fashion off. I'm intrigued to see this new feature on TTB.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||the last line||
of your comment and your tag line go well together. In a bad bad way.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||I still||
remember his drop/ sure TD against USC in the Rose Bowl. He made up a lot in his senior year, but I remember wondering what the hype was in his younger days. I thought he grew up a lot that last year in AA, with his renewed focus. It's too bad he has seemd to regress.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Wait, don't tell me||
his avatar is NSFH. Sorry Mrs. Kass. /s
|1 year 11 weeks ago||What?||
Since when did you need a computer for a website? No wonder my blog is getting no hits.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||And||
a great piece OF Ace.
See what I did there.... anyone?
Anyways, it is amazing that, with all the resources that some of the big boys have, the most moving and best written pieces on sports over the last few years have come from a Blog and the Michigan Daily. Pieces written intellegently, humorous, and with raw emotion set the bar far above what most any of the media outlets have put out. Glad to see Ace expanding his role on the blog with pieces like this.
As others have stated, the juxtaposition is great between him and Brian.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||My Guess||
is there are going to be ticket packeages that will be much cheaper for 2 "bad" games, an ok game, and some better games. I bought one this year for football and it worked out perfectly. I feel for the hardcore Bball fans that wan to and can attend every game. For the rest, I think there will be opportunities to go without breaking the bank.
As an optimist, I am seeing this as Michigan Basketball making it's way back. I'd much prefer paying a little more to go to a Michigan football game and atmosphere, than to be given free tickets to attend an Indiana football game. I'm hoping that this is what it means for basketball.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||My take||
1. It looks like Martin tossed the gaurd to the ground like a rag doll (agree angle probably had a good amount to do with it, but HALOL @ the gaurd)
2. Burkhead did slow down Martin. T-mart owes him a drink.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Interested in RVB||
I remember him forcing the fumble against Sandiego State. I think in addition to both his and Martin's suprising speed, they will be even more lauded for their pursuit(?) angles. Another reason to thank Denard, as well as the coaching staff. Love to see M players succeed.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Could not find||
the Awesome tage in the moderation
|1 year 13 weeks ago||I liked the fact||
that he had a big spring and carried that to the fall. I've felt that we have had many false spring hype that just wasn't backed up. Hopefully that continues.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Maybe not tangible||
but it appeared his improvement did not come in numbers, but in the fact that he was in the right spot way more often. I htink his numbers may have gone down becuase he was targetted less than last year. It felt like as the year went on, Countess was targetted much more. This is where a comparison of Brian's UFR's might come in handy to somewhat quantify his improvement.
Of course, increased line play also played a factor as well to the secondaries improvement.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Good points||
for some reason I thought that the Nebraska game was being pushed to the second to last game since we are in the same division (and the two traditional powers in the division). not correct about that, and it seems the November thing was debunked earlier as well.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Pretty sure||
Nebraska games are played in November so it can't be against them. Ohio is out as well since they are in November. Agree that night games against ND and PAC would be fun, and also would be great weather as well.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||They don't need our||
Validation, but oh how they want it. Like Golum and the precious.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||I clicked an ESPN link||
and found the desimated defense and some of Mathlete's work and have been hooked ever since. I feel bad for my pre MGoBlog days, when I was pining for Michigan news from Freep, ESPN, and SI. Now I know what true quality sports analysis and writing is supposed to look like, it's hard to get information from other sources.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Honestly||
90% of the time I forget that you are a MSU fan and instead, think you are just a reasonable, devils advocate type, Michigan fan. Kudos to you for that.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Big Loy Vaught Fan||
I didn't remember him from his playing days, but in college I worked for a moving company and packed his house up in Grand Rapids. He was a really cool layed back guy for being a semi NBA star. He had just retired at 35 and I remember him saying he was pretty weirded out by that fact and wasn't sure what to do, since he was retiring so young. He also was singing U2 out of key and joking about the fact that his wife had 5 or 6 strollers.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||By your reasoning||
Freep was somewhat right, so if Brian had said there was a 0.01% chance that Hoke would be coach, then Brian would have been right, and this whole argument would be moot? Good to know.
Nice turn around with the alumnus quip. Glad your LSA degree got you something there.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||So||
Multiple posters have shown that Brian has clearly stated he was wrong on the Ringer, Trent, and Hoke issues, yet you are now focusing on that his full admittals that he was wrong are not good enough for you.
Brian is far from perfect. Anyone who writes a lot about sports (ask Magnus about Cox) is going to be wrong a lot. That is why sports are great, cause they are so unpredictable. As far as I can tell, Brian has admitted his mistakes more than any sports personality than I can remember. If this blog, and Brian in particular, has shown to be biased and not on your morality level, than I suggest you do what I and many others have chosen to do with a certain newspaper in Detroit. Stop reading it. Or, maybe you should start a sports blog of your own that will be the pinicale of morality. I look forward to reading it.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Blinders Off||
What the Freep originally reported and the Major violations that the University admitted to, are two very different things. If the original report had stated that
"Michigan strength and conditioning football coaches have present during 15 minutes of stretching before practice, which, in addition to other countable practice hours, has resulted in Michigan surpassing the allowable hours/week."
"In addition, graduate coaches have been spotted in the grey area of being present during 7 on 7 drills."
Then yes, I believe that the Freep would have nothing to apoligize for. Taking players quotes out of context, and writing a complete fabrication of the truth without both sides of the story shows some serious unethical reporting.
I am a little ashamed that an '00 LSA alumni cannot understand the difference between a blog's opinion on a coaching search and a Freep article claiming students health is in danger.
I also don't understand why YOU didn't apologize to Brian once you were shown his redactions about his missteps.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||No Score from me||
I became a true fan my freshman year in 98, so I didn't follow the team closely enough to give them a good evaluation. I would like to point out that they did go up against a guantlet of a schedule. Colorado, ND, PSU, OSU, this was when the Big Ten was probably the power conference and had many programs at their defensive peaks. Michigan's coaches clearly ran the offense as a low risk offense, so it may not be fair to evaluate how good they were (see Alabama this year, or Tresselball for recent comparisons).
On the other hand, I know that when they did need a big play they relied heavily on Charles Woodson, which tends to make me believe they didn't have the full complement of playmakers on offense we've seen in other Michigan offenses.
In the end though, what they accomplished means that they were good enough, which probably makes this a somewhat moot point.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Great video||
plus, I'm pretty sure that's the house my wife lived in on Ann Street.
By the way, I started joking about hipsters before it was cool.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Where's Jack Kennedy's||
shoutout? I mean isn't he nicknamed "the Prez" for this exact type of situation?
Glad for Denard. The only way this could have been more perect is if Lloyd Brady hugged him during the shout out.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Oh posbangs||
y u no moar than 5
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Weird||
I thought this was going to address the rumor that he interupted a stewardess during her safety speech before take off, asking how many people on the plane had actually been in a plane crash. He then, presumably, said those who had, could talk about it in the corner, while he brought up a panel to discuss all safety issues, such as car safety, safety in the kitchen, safety in the work place, etc.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||A dangerous game||
my friend, I like your style.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||What is the shutter speed||
on the Camera? All my pictures of Denard come out blurry cause of his dilithium speed.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Actually||
I could imagine lots of people enjoying the 12 months of perfect weath... wait a sec. Is this one of those sarcastic posts? One without a /s to make it painfully obvious you are being sarcastic. Well my friend, damn you, damn you to hell*!!
*hell- A city located in Central Ohio named after a guy who kinda discovered America.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Well besides TL;DR||
I think Coach Carr was an excellent coach and represented the University as well as anyone during his coaching tenure, but, I think as an associate atheletic director, he failed as bad as the team did during his tenure. As the previous head coach he had no responsibility to speak about the current head coach, good or bad, but he did as the associate AD, where he should have been a PR advocate of all things Michigan Football and helped be a face of Michigan football.
I think this was a poor choice to put him in this position, as he didn't like the media, and felt things should have been handled internally, and also remained a power position with an opposing view than the current coach, for how the program should be run (not a slam on anyone, but all coaches, Hoke, Carr, RR, Bo, run things differentyl). I think Brandon recognized this when he let Carr go, and it's for the benefit of both sides.
With all this said, my fandom grew exponentially when I started at Michigan, and Coach Carr was there to lead me through it all. I still get teary eyed when he got carried off the field, and that is how I choose to remember his legacy.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Agree||
This comment should be marked NSFH
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Major Gaffe||
MGoBlog article 12 section 2 paragraph 4
"Any content refering to Michigan's Offensive Coordinator 'Al Gorgeous Borges' is required to also contain a photo from file."
For shame, for shame.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Isn't there a way to oppose this stoppage?||
I mean, if Indiana State can stand in the way of B10 Schools paying a small stipend and gauranteeing multi year scholarships, surely we can oppose Brian from enjoying his life and voiding us from insightful or hilarious content.
I'll have to ask for MGoProfit's legal advice on this.
Thanks to all who have contributed to this website with insightful and funny content. It was an enjoyable year on MGoBlog, with many Golden poops.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Are you trying||
to steel this if it's not?
Step 1.) steel Six Zero Trademark
Step 2.) ???
Step 3.) Profit
We're onto you Moleskyn, yes we are.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Fact:||
There is no way the number 4 scoring offense in the country (Wisconsin 44.6) can keep up with the number 3 scoring offense in the country (Oregon 46.2). I mean defensively Wisconsin (Rank 6th 17.0) is a little better than Oregon's defense( Rank 48th 23.6), but that can't make up for the large discrepancy between the two offenses. I'm suprised Wisconsin is even showing up.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Good O-line or not||
a mobile QB requiring extra attention from a defender is a huge advantage to exploit. Of course this does not have to be Denard (which is good because there are very few Denards) as we have seen that Slightly mobile QB's (ala Luck) can make things happen on broken plays. I think the big advantage of a mobile QB too, is the lack of negative yardage plays. Denards speed and elusiveness turned some negative plays into no gains or 1-3 yards gains. In sustainable drives, those differences can be huge.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Big Difference||
between physically abusive and verbally abusive (not that either is any good). I'm not painting Kampfer as some saint, but he never sent someone to the hospital in critical condition.Someone else did and Milano is responsible for his own actions. He is doing good things, but injuring someone that badly is something he had to answer for. We have a justice system for a reason. Someone who is drunk should not be judge and jury. No, when you fight with someone you usually don't have dinner with them, but when you injure someone the way he did, then you do have a responsibility to stick around. He had a chance to walk away before there was an incident. The fact is, he walked away after it.
I did state that the initial step in was probably a good idea (even though I have no idea what the truth is, which is probably somewhere in the middle, as the original Kampfer incident was remembered differently). The issue was not that initial stop. It was later. And I don't know why you are giving Kampfer a harder time for being drunk than Milano. Stupid situation for both, with stupid results for both, who both suffered greatly.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Seriously?||
Milano is not some hero. It sounds like he made the right call to step in when he did (if the Kampfer stuff is true, which in this article is only from Milano and his friends, not from Kampfer or the alleged victim).
The part where he continues the confrontation was stupid, and allowing himself to get into an altercation where he hospitalized someone was even dumber, which is the part that he got in trouble for. It sounds like he is a good kid, but he is responsible for his actions, and the athletic department was well within their rights to kick him off the team. If he had stuck around after concussing Kampfer and to speak with the police, then I would feel more sorry for him. Leaving the scene after slamming someone unconscious on the sidewalk does not sound like he thought what he did was right.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||May not be popular||
but I think we are jumping on Kampfer a little hard for a onesided piece. The account of the girlfriend being harrassed was from Milano and his brother and friend and not from anyone else. I'm glad Milano stepped in if anything was happening, but the incident he got in trouble for did not happen then, it happened later on the walk home.
A lot of people are saying he's a nice guy, and he was drunk, well guess what, you are responsible for the things you do both sober and drunk. I have a friend who drove drunk and who is a nice guy, but deserved his time in jail. Milano made a mistake in not walking away afterwards and injuring someone who had to rehab for months. The fact that he can get a clean record seems like he made out fine and he got support from his coaches. But a tell all book about how he was wronged by not getting the privilege of playing football for Michigan does not seem like a Michigan Man type of thing.
A drunken brawl where you hospitalize someone else seems like a valid reason to be kicked off the team.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||I know he's a fullback||
but in his highlights he reminds me of Mike Hart a lot. I know he is quite a bit bigger, but he runs low, hits the hole hard (maybe not as good of vision), accelarates North and South, and keeps his feet moving. I'd love to see some triple option run with him, Denard, and Fitz.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||885||
|1 year 29 weeks ago||How your teams are doing||
Team 3 - ~20 PPG Differential against 60th ranked Schedule 7-1
Team 7 - ~13PPG Differential against 38th ranked Schedule 7-1
Team 4 - ~9 PPG Differential against 25th ranked Schedule 6-2
Team 2 - ~29PPG Differential against 86th ranked Schedule 6-2
Team 8 - ~7PPG Differential against 19th ranked Schedule 5-3
Team 6 - ~9PPG Differential against 52nd ranked Schedule 6-3
Team 1 - ~9PPG Differential against 64th ranked Schedule 8-1
Team 5 - ~9PPG Differential against 105th ranked Schedule 5-3
This is part of the reason I didn't include results, because this would have scewed the results heavily. I question what Brian and Adam Rittenberg (ESPN) are seeing in Happy Valley that I'm not.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Agreed||
I started a forum to rank these teams based on schedule strength, pts for, and pts against. PSU is 64th, 21.8 for, 12.7 against vs Michigan's 60th, 34.8 for, and 14.6 against. I think the edge goes to Michigan here. Similar schedules and records except Michigan is handing out average 20 pt wins vs 9 pt wins.
In a smoke and mirrors Big Ten we deserve as much as anyone sans maybe Nebraska and/or MSU.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||That's actually why||
I decided to compare teams at all. ESPN Blog had PSU higher in the Power Rankings than Michigan, so I just wanted to look at where they are statistically without wins/losses to see if I was missing why they were prefered. PSU looked very unimpressive. However, it is hard to distinguish between the top 7-8 at this point.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||I like your thinking||
and hope it's correct.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Spoiler Alert||
Trebor has it right
1 - PSU
2 - WIS
3 - MICH
4 - MSU
5 - IOWA
6 - ILL
7 - NEB
8 - OSU
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Big Reveal||
in about 5 minutes (i'm not very patient). So far an interesting mix of results. They are all Big ten teams (not Indiana, Minny, and Northwestern). I see people struggling to rank the teams, which went along with my general hypthesis that November is going to be a crazy month in the B10 as eight teams are actually pretty similar.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||His name is||
Leven-wait for it-berry
I hate myself
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Their defense||
actually had a huge jump last year in FEI. Up until the game against us, they were rated very high. I think our offense was really good last year.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Differences (hopefully)||
I'm hoping the differences between the games will be these
- Not played in tornado (although November games could bring rain and cold that could affect also) so oh noes passes and back sholder throws ;) are not over thrown
- OSU is played at home (and hopefully Illinois is not as wild an atmosphere as Sparty vs Michigan) so we can vary the snap count better to avoid A-gap timed death blitzes
- Trust in coordinators to adjust. We've seen it done so far, hopefully they recognize mistakes made and lean on the strengths of the offense
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Sad, but||
important to hear this. If we don't know and learn from our history, we are doomed to repeat it.
I had wished to see RR get 4 years last fall, but know that Dave Brandon made the right choice to make the switch to Hoke, and Hoke has done everything right (minus maybe one call on 4th down) to bring this team, community, and program back to whole.
Another reason to root all the harder for the current players that always gave their all.
Can't wait to order the book (through MGoBlog of course, available now for pre-order sales)
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Hard to||
argue with that!
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Nope||
We have been the dominant team on the field for years without having to play down to the level of MSU. When we play up to Michigan's standards, this will not be an issue. MSU was a better team Saturday and beat a good (yes good) Michigan team. Michigan needs to be great, because every week they will get the best from every team that plays us. Illinois, MSU both consider us their biggest rivalry and a little bit of most every other team, has a major dislike of Michigan. This was earned by being one of the top two teams in the confereance for 40 years (and beyond that).
Michigan never should play down to other teams levels. Leaders and Best, This is Michigan.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Denard and Gardner||
are Bums! Bums I tell ya! time to put in Jack Kennedy!
I mean, look at the stats, Denard and Devin, (on a very windy day which saw Kirk Cousins go 13-24 for 120 yards) only went 12-31 for 168 yards.
/s if you can't tell by the facts that they were at least even with Kirk Cousins for the most part in throwing for the day.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||I'm Guessing||
he means that at next weeks resumed press conference, Heiko still asks the questions.
If so, you owe an MGoApology, for MGoAssuming, an MGoReadingComprehensionFailure.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Usually||
after a loss, I stay in my MgoBlog turtle shell for a couple days.
I also get a feeling that most Michigan fans that do listen and call in, are usually not the same educated Michigan fans that peruse these boards regularly (either that, or it is a mandate to phone screen for only the dumbest of the fans).
A sticky for this topic that reminds all not to listen is a valuable addition to this Blog, so thanks for that.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Was under the impression||
this was a given everyday.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Fair enough||
I just happened to see him shake Hoke's hand after the game and made an assumption. Outside of this game I know very little about Gholston and his character.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||I admit||
I was worried about this game and feel better now that it is over. Don't disagree with the better team winning comment. Only thing I don't understand is the "Face Mask" that you said lead to the Gholston punch. From the replays I've seen, Lewan just manhandled him the whole play and then after he had donkey ridden him down, shoved his head down. Not exactly nice, but not an illeagal play, and didn't nearly add up to the retaliation punch. I saw Gholston talk to Hoke on the way out and shook his hand. I'm guessing he's not a bad kid, but should still get two game suspension (one for each).
I'm more disappointed in the last roughing the passer play that seemed to be an attempt to injure Denard after the game was well in hand, and the coaches seeming approval of these types of plays. I saw Nick Fairley do a lot of dirty stuff last year and was dissapointed with the Lions pick up of him. There is a fine line between agressive play and dirty play and I think it was crossed.
It is a shame, because MSU looked good otherwise and could have won this game without the extra's. It takes away from what the rest of the team did.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||688||
|1 year 32 weeks ago||I actually||
missed the first post (I know how dare I let work get in the way of MGoBlog readership) so plus 1 to the OP
|1 year 32 weeks ago||808||
|1 year 33 weeks ago||708||
Edit: Sorry Stuttering problem
|1 year 33 weeks ago||708||
|1 year 34 weeks ago||888||
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Maybe not Greg||
but that's because he is always going to be compared the the previous coordinators hair, which really isn't fair.
And Borges doesn't rhyme with gorgeous just to be ironical. That man has never taken a bad picture (see any presser photo). Please retract your statement!
|1 year 35 weeks ago||ummmm||
not sure the point you are trying to make here. Our offense only did one of the five points there (scored points) as they turned the ball over 3 times, never had a drive of over 5 plays the entire game, and lost time of possession by a huge margin.
I think the more important point to make is Borges changed some things up in the second half and let his playmakers make plays.
I also am not nearly as worried this year as I was last year about the defense spending time on the field. I definately want it to come down, but Mattison is rotating players like crazy, creating some depth, and keeping players healthy and fresh for the entire game.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Usually||
my glasses go from half empty towards full empty, then sad panda, then full glass, then, woohooo, then, half empty.....that's why beer comes in a case.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Angles||
I loved rewatching the rediculous angles that defenders have to take with him. Sometimes it looked like Teo was almost running north south with his angles, and he is a pretty quick LB.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Especially||
considering the magic trick he pulled where he rolled out and finally tucked it, running through 5 Irish defenders to the 1. I definately wouldn't mind him pulling the ball down a couple more times a day, just as long as he avoids the hit if possible.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||During the Western game||
I was suprised how muffled the sound was when I went to get my Icy Chill. As a student, if I ever left to the concourse, you still easily hear what was going on. I hope that means the sound is really staying in.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||BWC Looks in good shape||
For a 320ish player, I don't see much of a gut at all. Let's hope he can play low. I loved to see his fire and the general excitement of the defense. I never saw anyone get down on themselves during the game.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Hawthorne was a beast||
I have to admit I've felt like a fool for the last 2 games though. I thought that with all the returning starters I had a handle on which players are which. The new staff has been making major substitutions, which leaves me trying to figure out who 30 is (Gordon), 7 is (Hawthorne) etc.
I have to imagine all these players getting PT is going to pay huge dividends later on, when we haven't run our starters into the ground and let an injury destroy any hope of mediocrity. Running back by committee is not a good thing, but defense by committee is a thing of beauty.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||I have no idea||
but I assume those are their regular helmets with the number painted on (i.e. not a new one game helmet, but their season helmet that would get repainted back this week)
|1 year 36 weeks ago||I'm an outlier||
I understand he's somewhat of a goon, and isn't the best writer, but I give him credit for sticking by his team. I also think that some of you are taking him a bit literally. I'm guessing his quote
"As fan's we have no possible way of seeing things through rational eyes... That's why your Ol'buddy Damefan exists, I'm very clear and level headed!"
should have a /s somewhere, which means he at least has a sense of humor about himself.
I also do believe that Notre Dame is a better team than the 0-2 record suggests. Tommy Rees being clutch is pretty accurate when you think of the atmosphere after we scored with 1:12 left in the game, and the fact he drove the team back down to score on us.
I respect Notre Dame and see a little of themselves in us. I have no problem with them returning to Glory, as long as that return always makes a detour when they play us every year.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||How on earth||
did we (MGoBloggers) end up in a big fight after a WIN against Notre Dame?
1. This years win is about as equal to last years win as it can possibly get (as proven by the stats in the original post)
2. Point 1 allows for plenty of concern for the rest of the season for both our offense and defense (I think this is because of the eerie similarity to last year and the results).
3. Emotions are great for sports, but not particularly great for arguments on a blog. I honestly don't think there is any Michigan fan on the Blog (including the one who makes his living off the site) who wants our defense or offense or team to fail. Let's keep personal attacks out of it, and bury this meme.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Unrelated thought "Denard Development"||
I haven't seen this posted yet, but I just wanted to point to Denard's development.
Two years ago, he was thrust into a game against Iowa to bring home the W. After a TD drive built mostly on his legs, his next drive required him to pass, which resulted in him throwing an interception after not checking down to the wide open wheel route Odoms was running. Fast forward to 2011, and a freekeshly similar situation, he steps into the pocket, checks off his down field recievers, and hits Gallon in stride to set up the game winning TD.
I think this is an excellent display of his development, and why a Junior Denard is going to be fun to watch. I also think it alleviates some blame to the Notre Dame defense as well, since this happened to a very stout 2009 Iowa defense, with the only difference being a Freshman Denard didn't read the defenses as well as he does now.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Great Fun Post!||
Lot's of great information.
I agree that I definately felt in my gut that things went worse than last year, but guts aren't always right, and I'm pretty sure that's why coaches have a call sheet alredy set for plays before they happen (i.e. on the 17 yard line with 8 seconds left, take a shot), to ensure emotions don't fog a good decision.
I am also hoping that the Notre Dame we beat this year is better than the Notre Dame we beat last year. I know Lou Holtz is a slappy, but I tend to agree, that this is a better team. Remember that Floyd went down early in the season last year. If he remains healthy, and Rees can cut down on a couple tunnel vision turnovers, I think this win will look much better.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||844||
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Also||
a lot of complexity out of the same base sets. I think this both simplifies the defense for the D-players while creating much harder reads for opposing offenses.
Also, a thanks to Brian as these teaching moments are hugely appriciated by me.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Well||
since it was less piping, but not zero piping, and we lost fewer road games with less piping, he may be on to something. We'll see, but if we wear these jersey's with no piping and win vs NW in our first road game, then we will be undeafeted on the road without the piping, thus giving us a perfect correlation of amount of piping vs losses on the road.
And here I thought it had something to do with Gerg.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Wrong||
It was supposed to be ="More Weller".
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Almost spit out coffee||
at the picture of Jones wondering what hit him in the head.
Well done, and great analysis. Looks like my fears of a very tough game are waranted. We had a lot of work to do as well on our side of the ball. Hopefully Michigan is ready for this great game in the national spotlight. A win won't look as nice now, as it will later, but will be very worth it.
Last time we played them in the Big House, was the loudest I had ever heard the crowd before. For those there, make it a repeat performance.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Would have missed it as well||
double posts for this are fine by me. Just like last year posts about Brock.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||715||
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Offer still stands||
Don't feel bad. I think weddings can be fun, but most guys would much rather pick a game over a wedding. Heck, I'm bummed that I'm missing the Eastern game for a wedding.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Personally||
I think you should support your friends on their big day. I know you are worried about getting rid of these tickets and getting your money back, but that's what fellow MGoBloggers are for. I will generously take these worries and tickets off your hands, so you can celebrate with your friends.
I'm sure you will enjoy yourself. No worries about me, and no thanks required.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||well||
well that's just, like, your opinion man.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Im*||
|1 year 40 weeks ago||That's because||
you weren't reading the data with your maize colored glasses on.
Remember, just like all weight gains/losses at this point are good, all stats that show a possible increase in success are fact, cause you know, math doesn't lie.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Exactly||
I guess I offended someone with my comment, but if we were to find one flaw in Carr's defenses, it was susceptability to athletic QB's (list you mentioned). As Mwolverine mentioned, playing against smashmouth prepares you for smashmouth. Playing against both smashmouth and spread prepares you for both.
Again, not quite sure what was contraversial about my original statement. Open to hearing where I went wrong.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Big fan of Carr||
but have no problem admitting that Michigan teams in his era always seemed to get blown up by athletic quarterbacks (especially on a broken play).
My hope is that Hoke and company wil bring balance on offense of smashmouth and spread ball, and the defense will be improved against both.
Note: Didn't mention RR era since, well, there were issues beyond just the not ready to play the smashmouth teams. Just pointing that we might get to both Carr level defenses, with a possible added bonus of preparation against teams with athletic QB's.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||I'm tempted||
to try an age old trick. Go to the tailgate and wait for a sorority girl (or anyone) to ge way to drunk for game time (not used to the long day of tailgaiting) and buy the ticket at face value at the last second. It's highly risky, as I would be going by myself, don't know anyone tailgaiting yet, and am almost 10 yrs removed from college (so don't know how I am going to find this unicorn), but am very tempted to try it.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Woodson Big Ten Icon||
I noticed a sign that said "Boston is a Long way from Pasedena". Thought that was great.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||I assumed||
raptor was/is a lady. When did stockwell change to Coed?
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Utah 2008||
I remember being pretty impressed with his play. I had heard all about McGuffie, but nothing about Shaw, and thought in that game Shaw ran better. Although McGuffie did do well against ND.
I think Shaw has some great potential. Hopefully healthy Shaw pushes healthy Smith to operate as a speed back and Hopkins as a more power back.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||3rd and long||
vs 3rd and short. 3rd down back usually refers to 3rd and long (I believe 4 to 10 yards), which is what V. Smith would excell at (good hands and decent blocker).
|1 year 41 weeks ago||I'm one of those people||
My wedding was Oct 1, 2005 Michigan @ Michigan State game (played @State) in Ann Arbor (Union). Let me tell you, it couldn't have been a more perfect day.
My wife and my favorite time of year is fall, and what better than fall in A2 where we met. We planned the wedding to be after the game (almost had a situation since Brabbs miss moved us to overtime, he made up for it), but everyone got to watch the game (and Michigan won! which was mentioned in my brothers speach).
It was a perfect fall day in A2, we walked down the aisle to "The Victors" with maize and blue pom poms being waved my wife had made, it was all Michigan themed, and I am still wearing the M Go Blue for Motts wristband that we gave out as favors (which goes toward donations).
I have to admit, though, I'm bummed about going to Iowa for a distant relatives wedding and have to miss the Eastern Game which is part of the 4 pack I got. Hopefully I can work out a trade to get SDSU or Purdue.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||If they had swapped||
Iowa and Wisconsin, it would have been really easy since the divisions would have been the MNW and IPO leagues
MNW = Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Wisconsin
IPO = Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Penn State, Purdue, Ohio State
|1 year 50 weeks ago||Alumni Bar in Boston||
Cleared out with around 8 minutes left and the score 10-27. I always wondered what they thought when they saw sports center later that night and wondered how on earth it ended up 45-37. Well worth missing the Halloween party that year.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||Oh?||
|1 year 51 weeks ago||I suppose you are correct||
I mean, if the Senator is bad, then there is no way RR could be good, right? This is great analysis, and I can only hope that moderators see the merit of this post and bump it to the Diary section. If Brian knows whats good for him, he'd best post to the main page for all to see.
Start slow clap..../s.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Karate Kid References||
are always good. I base my soccer teachings on John Kreeses philosophy.
"Defeat is not allowed in this Dojo!"
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Weird||
I always thought that under his vest, was another vest.
Tressel also strikes me as a never nude.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Kids get stickers for good grades||
In the long run, good grades and working hard in school is something that should drive someone to succeed. When dealing with little kids who probably think about ten minutes into the future, providing small rewards for something is not always a bad thing.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||My suggestion||
is to separate the winners from the losers, show no mercy, and scream and yell, demanding the mathmatically impossible 110% 200% of the time. Start em off with two a days, (obviously sprints and strength training in the mourning and skills in the afternoon). If this doesn't work, you have no choice but to switch to three a days. These girls are 8 now and they have to learn now playing a GAME is only fun if you win.
On a serous note, I can't wait to coach my kids when I have them. My brother and sister in-law have started a boys and girls team at the high school they teach at, and have a blast developing the players. Definately have fun with it, and like you said, let them enjoy it. I know that I am jealous.
|1 year 52 weeks ago||I always think||
that Woodson is taller than he is. He always felt like 6'3 for some reason. Maybe it was the unreal catch against MSU or his larger than life personality, but I'm always suprised when I reealise he's only 6'1.
|1 year 52 weeks ago||So it's either||
you agree with EVERYTHING Bo ever did
You can't like most everything Bo did and disagree with a few things based on your own thoughts and analysis? It is not ironic, since Bo wanted his coaches to fight with him for what they thought was right, and respected this. Lloyd took them off, and he was a Bo disciple. Crisler and Yost never used them either. It is ok to not like them and makes you no worse or better of a fan of Bo.
|1 year 52 weeks ago||Bo did a lot of great things||
but I never liked the stickers. And I think it's ok to disagree with some of the things that Bo did.
|2 years 2 min ago||Bottom one||
best helmet in football
best helmet in football with crap all over it.
I know that Bo brought these, but never understood how Michigan always emphasized "The Team, the team, the team" and yet put individual stickers on players helmets. They win as a team, they lose asa a team, and through it all, should all wear the great UofM helmet without the indiviual clutter.
|2 years 21 min ago||I was suprised at the rath||
that Izzo got for listening to the Cleveland offer. Personally I thought he shouldn't go (may be my bias about college sports and the success he's had), but in the end he chose to stay. There was a lot of anger out of EL though about him even listening. I figured after 15 great years, he had earned a little more respect than that. With only 4 yrs, Dantonio would possibly get even worse, although the level of disdain could prove that football is just not that important to most of them.
|2 years 27 min ago||May be only funny to me||
but I always refer to him as Dan Antonio with my Spartan friend at work when I'm joking with him about their Jackson recruiting, as we've heard countless people call him that on the radio. It's one of of those small slights against someone when they don't get the full respect of knowing his name exactly. I guess I could call him Don too to get the same effect.
|2 years 5 days ago||Dude's got Radio in his name||
I think he knows what you are listening to better than you do.
|2 years 6 days ago||Please tell me||
that your original post, as well as this post, are poor representations of your writing skills after 4 years at UofM.
|2 years 6 days ago||Again||
I think that we agree that it is backup youth that is our main issue. Woolfolk is a very seasoned senior. Avery started 5 games last year with Floyd (an upper classman) backing him up. Kovacs (lets drop the walk-on tag, he's started and played well for two years) will start as an very seasoned upper classman. Which leaves us with a first year starting Free Safety, which, like, yeah, see Michigan Free Safeties of last decade.
If we stay healthy here, we have a good chance to be past mediocre to good (not great, but good is a huge step). I also think that defensive line pressure is a huge factor in secondary turnovers. If our line is applying consistant pressure with 4 rushing and occasional blitzes, an uncomfortable QB is going to toss up a lot more bad tosses. I think we have a good chance to move back to the median on defensive turnovers.
|2 years 6 days ago||Kinda disagree with DB youth||
If we look at our probable starting DB's it looks like the following:
CB1: Troy Woolfork/Woolfolk/ T-wolf - RS Senior
CB2: JT Floyd/ Avery - RS Junior/ So
SS: Kovacs/Grit - RS Junior
FS: Thomas Gordon/Marvin Robinson - RS So/ So
I think our depth is more the issue this year. If we stay healthy, and our 4-man line can somehow out pressure last years 3 man line, I think our coverage should be much better.
Of course there's always "Never Forget"
|2 years 1 week ago||I just hope||
There's another video by the steroid ND Fan. Those are great for response videos after we beat them.
|2 years 1 week ago||I can't believe Mike Hart||
refered to them as Ohio STATE.
Wait, that's why we're mad right?
|2 years 1 week ago||I'll take your obvious /s||
and completely ignore it. haha.
Last year, our 13 game schedule yielded us 426 pts for vs 458 pts against. A increase and decrease of 20% would yield us 340.8 for to 366.4 against, which is a slight uptick in advantage. If we look at total yards we see an advantage of 6353 yds for to 5860 yds against. Taking the same 20% increase and deductions would result in 5082 to 4688, which wuld be a negative result.
If either the offense or defense were mediocre last year, a 20% gain and loss would not be equal. But because our offense was so good, and our defense was equally bad, a 20% improvement and drop off would most liekly provide us with the same end result of 7-6. Thus the math checks out.
(and again your /s was hopefully as obvious as my initial response)