Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||curious||
Why do some people call them 'Staee'?
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Seriously cool story bro,||
Seriously cool story bro, thanks for spreading the love.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Gahhh||
|1 year 35 weeks ago||I think Gallon was class of||
I think Gallon was class of 2009, so take away another from that list.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Les Miles banged a coach's||
Les Miles banged a coach's wife??
|1 year 36 weeks ago||thats okay, i watched all||
thats okay, i watched all three in their entirety. Thanks man.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Stonum was decent in 2009,||
Stonum was decent in 2009, right? I remember him taking one back against ND in '09 but not sure if he was consistently good.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Always bothers me when people||
Always bothers me when people get all high and mighty about an entire fan base. I agree with you that the fan base showing public support for the people that did what they did is an awful thing, but as a whole, I doubt that the PSU fan base is that much different from our own.
In fact I would venture to say that the differences betwen the fan bases of Michigan, Ohio, Penn State, Wiscy, Illinois (intentionally omitting MSU), and some others is really not as great as we make it out to be.
We're all pretty similar groups of people, we just happen to root for different schools. Granted some groups have more bad apples than others, but again, the average fan from any of those schools is not that much different than an average Michigan fan.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||this is just evil||
I was going to ask "BiSB, what happened in your childhood to make you want to inflict this kind of pain on others?"
And then I realized the events in this post are the very things that happened to all of us that make us want to inflict similar pain on others.
That said, can we do a version of this post where we collect all the bad things that have happened to OSU and Sparty over the past 23 years? It would be much more enjoyable.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||If you're doing it right then||
If you're doing it right then bacon is dessert.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||This||
It's purely a raw calculation based on what coach is listed in the "recruited by" section for any given recruit. It's hardly updated and in a number of cases no coach's name appears.
|2 years 14 weeks ago||had to stop reading after the||
had to stop reading after the 12:47pm update, my co-workers were beginning to look worried.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Disappointed at the general||
Disappointed at the general lack of penis jokes here. I only counted two.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||You should have an Indecent||
You should have an Indecent Proposal element to this
|2 years 39 weeks ago||3...||
|2 years 39 weeks ago||lot of good stuff missing,||
lot of good stuff missing, but that was still unadulterated awesome.
|2 years 40 weeks ago||I would like to get your||
I would like to get your reaction to a Skrillex song
|2 years 42 weeks ago||Am I supposed to seek medical||
Am I supposed to seek medical help if goosebumps from this video last >4hours?
|2 years 44 weeks ago||I know you put in a lot of||
I know you put in a lot of work and football knowledge into this post so I apologize that my favorite part of the whole thing was Mike Martin's "Grr!"
LOLed pretty hard at that one.
|2 years 48 weeks ago||Question...||
How often do you picture Urban urinating?
|3 years 2 days ago||You mean to say our MSU||
You mean to say our MSU bumblebee special isn't the best M jersey of all time?
|3 years 1 week ago||i feel bad :/||
i feel bad :/
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Good for him. I'm still||
Good for him. I'm still hoping for a day when the entire Michigan coaching staff is made up of former Wolverines.
And Brady Hoke is the President of the world.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Biggest disappointed for me||
Biggest disappointed for me (so far) has been Henne. I was a 100% certain that he was completely underrated in the draft and should have been a first round pick.
Still hoping he turns it around, I absolutely loved his career at Michigan, despite the ups and downs.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||are you saying recruits||
are you saying recruits aren't like Pokemon?
|3 years 4 weeks ago||Yeah that's a good point, my||
Yeah that's a good point, my "facts" are not so much facts, just the feel I've been getting from reading the exact same sources as you.
The one thing that convinces me though is that Dorian Daniels and Anzalone were told to move on. Those are high caliber guys that we would have been lucky to have in any other year where LB wasn't so stocked.
|3 years 4 weeks ago||I didn't realize that the old||
I didn't realize that the old one in Sylvania closed down a couple years ago, that makes me sad.
Those guys used to have this funny commercial (funny in the way a modestly produced local commercial can be) where a guy in Michigan gear accidentally crosses over to the Buckeye side and all hell breaks loose until he crosses back and suddenly everything goes back to normal.
|3 years 4 weeks ago||Ja*||
|3 years 4 weeks ago||Totally agreed that it||
Totally agreed that it would't be pressuring him, but I don't think that's what Hoke is saying in the first place.
As the poster above mentions, we would only take another LB if it was Levenberry. If he doesn't commit, we're done pursuing LBs as we have more pressing needs.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||Yeah I don't know why||
Yeah I don't know why everyone is wasting time feeding the troll on this thread when we should be discussing the FAR more interesting take away from this article:
Luke Fickell is getting paid the same amount as Greg Mattison, and Fick isn't even their sole D-coordinator. Yet another hilariously inept decision by their AD.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||We still have 10 months (and||
We still have 10 months (and one HS football season) till signing day. Odds are some of our future favorite recruits aren't on the radar yet.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||He's a witch||
What sort of black magic is this?
|3 years 5 weeks ago||Well done MGoCommunity.||
|3 years 5 weeks ago||This might be the funniest||
This might be the funniest reply in a thread full of win. I'm dying here.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||hmm||
I actually don't see what you see that I did not see that he did there.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||Presumably they consider it||
Presumably they consider it interesting because of the new coach.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||Intensive purposes||
I see what you did there
|3 years 6 weeks ago||Michigan state didn't want||
Michigan state didn't want them anyway.
|3 years 6 weeks ago||"I have an uncle that is||
"I have an uncle that is REALLY into Disney."
I don't know how to process this statement.
|3 years 6 weeks ago||May your surgery be as smooth||
May your surgery be as smooth as Jack Kennedy's rhymes.
|3 years 6 weeks ago||I thought the same thing, but||
I thought the same thing, but then I realized that song is called Better son/daughter or something like that.
|3 years 6 weeks ago||Can't say I'm a huge fan of||
Can't say I'm a huge fan of Ypsi but I love your enthusiasm. Good luck with your goals and say hi to Mike Hart for us.
|3 years 6 weeks ago||It's hilarious!||
how bad this is. Probably still better than anything I could come up with.
|3 years 7 weeks ago||Whoaaaa, hold on. There's a||
Whoaaaa, hold on. There's a guy named Demorea StringFellow?
|3 years 8 weeks ago||Forget about stars, I like||
Forget about stars, I like sorting this class by height.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||MSU and Illinois '07 were||
MSU and Illinois '07 were amazing performances. Not that they necessarily count as "big" games.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||This is very unlike him. He's||
This is very unlike him. He's usually pretty bullish in interviews but always tactful about the things he says about other teams and players.
|3 years 12 weeks ago||Interesting that both McCain||
Interesting that both McCain and Obama voters favor Michigan in ratios much greater than the 37-31 overall split.
So...sparty fans don't vote or they vote for Ron Paul?
Re: Hoke, I understand if people are unsure but how do 6% of them disapprove? Blows my mind.
|3 years 12 weeks ago||That was my favorite part of||
That was my favorite part of the whole interview. No one is f---ing leaving.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Clearly no one can bring||
Clearly no one can bring themselves to have any kind of opinion about Delaware.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Not gonna lie it's a weird||
Not gonna lie it's a weird feeling to see Michigan as a 3 seed.
Let's hope our BTT performance solidifies (perhaps improves?) that standing.
|3 years 14 weeks ago||Yup, I remember that too. It||
Yup, I remember that too. It was in the Utah contract:
|3 years 14 weeks ago||Honestly, I thought they were||
Honestly, I thought they were already in the Big East. I've completely lost track of this stuff.
|3 years 16 weeks ago||Can I touch you?||
Can I touch you?
|3 years 16 weeks ago||Jesus, what the heck is going||
Jesus, what the heck is going on in the B1G. I thought we were better than this.
|3 years 17 weeks ago||The fact that CRAIG JAMES KILLED 5 HOOKERS||
Has never been definitively proven, as far as I know.
|3 years 17 weeks ago||I remember there was an||
I remember there was an article about him when we played Western a couple years ago and he had some quotes about how he was ready for the boos when he walked in to the big house. I think he gave himself a bit too much credit on that one...
|3 years 17 weeks ago||Is this real life?||
Is this real life?
|3 years 18 weeks ago||Hallelujah, it's raining||
Hallelujah, it's raining recruiting Ninjas!
Great questions, thanks for the info. Interesting that he talks to Toomer, I had no idea he went to De LaSalle
|3 years 18 weeks ago||Fantastic read.||
Fantastic read. Thanks!
Jarrod Wilson -- Now I'm really interested to see how this guy pans out. He was definitely under my radar until this article.
|3 years 18 weeks ago||Don't bother defending||
Don't bother defending yourself against him. Anyone who thinks drinking in AA sucks has lost at life.
|3 years 18 weeks ago||+1||
|3 years 18 weeks ago||Welcome to the good guys,||
Welcome to the good guys, Allie!
|3 years 18 weeks ago||Kind of ridiculous that||
Kind of ridiculous that Kentucky has 3 guys on this list
|3 years 18 weeks ago||I dont think there's anything||
I dont think there's anything wrong with linking to a paywalled page, I think the issue is with quoting too generously from it. Or am I missing something?
|3 years 19 weeks ago||¿Qué?||
|3 years 19 weeks ago||+1||
This comment needs to be permanantely added to the end of every article about PSU players' outrage.
I feel sorry for Bradley and the crew, I really do, but given the situation I don't understand how Penn State could possibly retain them.
|3 years 20 weeks ago||"Write" Sorry, couldn't||
Sorry, couldn't resist.
|3 years 21 weeks ago||Sounds like there's more to||
Sounds like there's more to the story about why we decommited from Indiana. Anyone know the background. The ESPN article mentions some issues with the coaches and the family?
|3 years 21 weeks ago||Can anyone name the 12 from||
Can anyone name the 12 from Michigan?
I most definitely can not.
|3 years 21 weeks ago||Here's hoping the new coach||
Here's hoping the new coach at Whitmer isn't an Ohio fan.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||I don't know who you are or||
I don't know who you are or where you work but i am SO holding you to this.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||Damn I almost feel bad for||
Damn I almost feel bad for them...
|3 years 22 weeks ago||I don't know what to make of||
I don't know what to make of this.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||Yeah I remember reading||
Yeah I remember reading somehting about how the maize used in the 2006 (good year) season shirts was the "actual" maize. No idea if it's true and I definitely preferred the deeper shade.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||Cus this is Michigan. We like||
Cus this is Michigan. We like things the way the used to be.
I'm only being half-sarcastic because I actually do miss Nike and I have no idea why...
|3 years 22 weeks ago||You should link to the||
You should link to the paysite, no? That would be a service to them for their hard work.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||That reminded me how stupid||
That reminded me how stupid Ohio state fans are. Unfortunately some of the responses to it in the comment section reminded how stupid commenters on ESPN.com are.
Come back TomVH, you don't deserve this. We can have two recruiting Ninjas considering how well this staff is recruiting.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||Random question||
not thread worthy but I'm curious, is Devin Gardner a redshirt freshman or a true sophomore this year? For some reason I thought last year was going to count as a redshirt.
Anyone know for certain?
|3 years 23 weeks ago||What a Walmart Wolverine!1 I||
What a Walmart Wolverine!1 I doubt she even attended michigan.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||It's not just OSU but the||
It's not just OSU but the state of Ohio in general. As much as I hate that state you have to admit there are a ridiculous number of coaches that have ties to it. Bo, Woody, Brady, Urban Meyer, the Stoops brothers, the Harbaugh brothers, Les Miles and a whole bunch more.
And with OSU being the unquestioned football hub of ohio it's understandable that a lot of them have ties to that university.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||God I love our helmets.||
God I love our helmets.
|3 years 24 weeks ago||Beat East Virginia?||
Beat East Virginia?
|3 years 24 weeks ago||That. was.||
That. was. AWESOME.
Seriously entertaining work. The passage describing the view of the Aleph made me shiver and the Hithchiker's reference made my day.
|3 years 24 weeks ago||Nah||
I think I can safely say there will not be a full fledged playoff anytime soon. My guess is a plus 1 game will be instituted and perhaps slightly stricter rules about passing over higher ranked teams for more bowl atttractive ones.
But even that won't be a drastic change, I can't imagine the major bowls will go for a set up where they're forced into selecting a team they don't think will bring the $.
As an MSU fan I really don't think any of the things you guys are unhappy about will be changed unless the B10 itself decides that a division champ is automatically entitled to the highest pick in its division. Again, I just don't see that happening.
|3 years 24 weeks ago||Mediocre Marky||
Sorry, not worth its own thread but I had to put this somewhere
In case the embed doesn't work: http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/4678/mediocremarky.jpg
|3 years 24 weeks ago||solid post, seconded. The||
solid post, seconded. The kid's a great athlete and while he might not be ideal for Urban's system I'm sure they'll find a way to make it work.
As an example, look at Denard. He wasn't ideal for what people thought Hoke/Borges were gonna run but he stayed with his heart and it turned out to be a fantastic decision.
Here's hoping Brionte's heart realizes that Columbus is a hellhole and Ohio is a "win at all costs" institution not deserving of his loyalty.
|3 years 24 weeks ago||Yeah no question I would||
Yeah no question I would prefer the BCS bowl over any others. Something about winning the sugar bowl in Brady Hoke's first year just has a nice ring to it. Especially since our last BCS win was way back in 2000 against Bammy.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||Today is not a day for||
Today is not a day for negging so I'll refrain, but "Blowsu" is unacceptable. Akron State Golden Bobcats will suffice.
|3 years 29 weeks ago||did anyone catch the all||
did anyone catch the all spartans and huskers together at midfield after the game? Looked like a Nebraska coach was speaking to both teams as they all kneeled and bowed their heads.
Any idea what thats all about?
|3 years 33 weeks ago||really hoping for a buckeye||
really hoping for a buckeye TD right now, just to make MSU uneasy about this win
|3 years 33 weeks ago||Best post of the thread.||
Best post of the thread.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Never thought you'd say that||
Never thought you'd say that sentence, did you?
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Wait, what hates you?||
Wait, what hates you?
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Could make for some sweet||
Could make for some sweet sparty 'freude.
If only the Buckeye program wasn't such a mess right now...
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Let's hear it for Toney||
Let's hear it for Toney Clemons
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Weird seeing a made field||
Weird seeing a made field goal.
Akron State Golden Bobcats 10 Colorado 0
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Staying sober tonight. gonna||
Staying sober tonight. gonna go act like a drunk fool at professor thom's tomorrow.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||having a fake sort of took||
having a fake sort of took the luster off my 21st.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||I really wanna thank you for||
I really wanna thank you for being so clear about this. The day WVU joins the B1G would be a sad, sad day for us all. Luckily we don't have to face this possibility because it absolutely will not happen.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||Makes sense to me||
ACC is their safety conference
|3 years 37 weeks ago||"Wilson has been "meh" and||
"Wilson has been "meh" and honestly doesn't seema great fit for the typical Wiscy offense."
Umm he seems to be doing okay. I think one half of the first game of the season against an overmatched opponent might be too soon to decide that he doesn't fit the offense, no?
As of this post he's 7/10 for 190some yards. Plus that sweet TD run.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||Oops, my bad, kids. I really||
Oops, my bad, kids. I really thought I was being dilligent by checking the boards.
Forgot about that sneaky front page...
|3 years 37 weeks ago||I'm gonna be at electric zoo,||
I'm gonna be at electric zoo, terrible planning on my part. Gonna be watching on WatchEspn on my phone if possible.
|3 years 38 weeks ago||I vaguely recall some sort of||
I vaguely recall some sort of Michigan moratorium on Maker's Mark, anyone else remember?
|3 years 38 weeks ago||So he opted out of his live||
So he opted out of his live chat...weird. I wonder what's up. Btw, how awesome would it be if he committed to Cinci. The buckeye 'freude would be delightful. Almost better than if he committed to us.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||Whats all this about you||
Whats all this about you feeling up your coworker's leg?
|3 years 39 weeks ago||Meh, productivity was gone||
Meh, productivity was gone the day Brian Cook got himself a blogspot account.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||How did John Powers get 7||
How did John Powers get 7 yards on no attempts in 1980? He was a left guard on that team...
Is there a guy that's like John Powers, only faster? I would love to consistently get to 1st and 3 without trying.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||I believe areas for growth||
I believe areas for growth include hair and nails.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||Yeah the link above says he||
Yeah the link above says he was quite far back on the depth chart, including an incoming freshman. Probably not a huge loss for Oregon although I'm sure it still hurts given the initial hype.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||It depends on the kind of||
It depends on the kind of ghost man, have you even met Casper?
But yeah I'm with you, last year is a great example. Michigan Tradition + Michigan's traveling fans + Denard != Meineke Bowl.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||Gave me chills. Can't wait||
Gave me chills.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||I was in (surprise) Bursley||
I was in (surprise) Bursley my freshman year. Amazing memories of my first day moving in. I was completely unprepared and couldn't care less. My awesome roommate happened to know a bunch of girls and a few of them came down and helped us set up. I felt like such a baller.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Just a suggestion||
I'm nowhere near qualified but I get the feeling that if a couple of the more knowledgeable/frequent posters join forces then they could potentially take on this position while still maintaining their day jobs. No?
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Blogger Carousel update||
Guys I just started tracking Brian's private jet and have found that he's flying to Bristol, CT. Initial reports on MLive and Bleacher are that Pat Forde will be the new Tim.
Trust me, the reports came from a guy who said that he definitely knows a guy who is involved at ESPN. This is rock solid.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||I can't believe they wrote||
I can't believe they wrote this whole article and not a SINGLE mention of his golden feces.
Why is SI on this crusade against the University of Michigan?
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Congratulations on becoming||
Congratulations on becoming official. Was Brian wearing a robe at any point? Was there a paddle involved? Mathlete, were you ever placed in a coffin and then re-birthed?
Seriously though did they haze you?
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Based on what? I'm not||
Based on what? I'm not necessarily questioning your claim but I'm curious which MSU players you think are undeserving and who you would replace them with.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||With all the different||
With all the different opinions, rumors and "facts" floating about I actually found this really helpful. Especially considering it's coming directly from the NCAA and not ESPN, Dispatch etc.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||#Outoftheloop||
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Link to your||
Link to your conversation?
Just kidding, thanks for the info let's hope you're right.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Usually I love when a guy||
Usually I love when a guy who's supposed to be polished and have prepared answers for everything goes off script but this is nuts. He's the VP of Communications.
Hacked or Drunk?
|3 years 41 weeks ago||posted from iPhone|
|3 years 42 weeks ago||Awesome speech, sounded very||
Awesome speech, sounded very sincere and expressed a lot of the sentiments I hope many M players will embody.
I love that Hoke turned around and clapped in his face at the end.
|3 years 42 weeks ago||Personally I want receivers||
Personally I want receivers that are 2fast 2furious
|3 years 42 weeks ago||Just a heads up: TVH is||
Just a heads up: TVH is actually admin, not just a user.
Also, 'Suckeyes' is unaccpetable.
Also, correcting people on the internet makes me feel cheap.
|3 years 42 weeks ago||Can anyone tell me his full||
Can anyone tell me his full offer list? Rivals only lists 6 schools but I have to imagine there were more
|3 years 44 weeks ago||This is beautiful, I already||
This is beautiful, I already love/fear/hate/envy him.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||I had to log in just to tell||
I had to log in just to tell you I LOLd pretty hard at that one. Nicely done my friend.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Oh wow, just saw||
Oh wow, just saw this:
Apparently Tress doesn't have to pay his fine and is in fact getting money from the university. OSU is just digging themselves into a deeper hole...
|3 years 45 weeks ago||"Ohio State is admitting||
"Ohio State is admitting major violations of NCAA regulations, but says it should not face harsh punishment because no OSU official other than Tressel was aware of player violations."
This obviously makes very little sense. The problems were so rampant at OSU that you have to believe that some of the assistant knew what was going on. And those assistants are still employed by OSU.
|3 years 49 weeks ago||I want to know more about||
I want to know more about this "beat ohio chorus"
|3 years 52 weeks ago||I hate myself||
for doing this, but:
"DWAYNE: Michigan is a big time program and for them to be recruiting me I feel great about it. For them to be recruiting me as hard as they are that's what's doing it for me. At first I wasn't too interested in Michigan, but now I'm starting to grow on Michigan."
Most innuendos ever?
|3 years 52 weeks ago||If you search by Football,||
If you search by Football, 2009-2010, immediate penalties, almost all (if not all) the schools listed are non-FBS and in fact non-BCS schools. Is there a reason for this?
|4 years 1 day ago||Yep, you're right. Just read||
Yep, you're right. Just read a direct quote from him about really liking MD's no-pressure attitude and that Tenn is no longer a lock.
|4 years 1 day ago||Ahh shame, I really loved the||
Ahh shame, I really loved the fact that he mentioned Martin as one of his role models. And he deifnitely would have made a nice addition to our ever increasing collection of top Michiganders.
Better Tennessee than MSU or OSU though.
Thanks for the update
|4 years 1 day ago||Can someone update me on||
Can someone update me on Danny O'Brien? I understand he's a highly rated
|4 years 1 week ago||Weird, I thought this was||
Weird, I thought this was already done. I really wanna see that guy do well, I hope he's not backing away just because of a little competition.
|4 years 4 weeks ago||I was waiting for a friend at||
I was waiting for a friend at the international airport in Delhi wearing the student shirt from the '06 season. Guy came up to me looking extremely relived, apparently he was an M fan feeling a little lost since it was his first time in India. We exchanged Go Blues and I helped him get his bearings. I hope he had a good trip.
|4 years 18 weeks ago||I work for an advertising||
I work for an advertising agency that buys ESPN3 media, you'll be surprised how expensive it already is (as compared to other online media). Still more efficient than TV though.
|4 years 19 weeks ago||Link||
TCU has a chance to be maybe the No. 2 or No. 1 team (next season), depending on what poll, in the nation. Maybe we are one of those people (elite programs) now. That's what I've been trying to build the program to get to. Michigan has a great tradition and is a great university. I'll cross that bridge when I get there."
|4 years 20 weeks ago||The Maryland job has got to||
The Maryland job has got to be a lot more money, right? The AD there is intent on making the program nationally relevant and I can imagine they're willing to shell out a lot more than you would initially expect. I'm still not entirely sure why he's so popular right now but I know I'm in the minority on that so I'm probably missing something.
|4 years 20 weeks ago||how long before this somehow||
how long before this somehow turns into a snipe-fest?
|4 years 22 weeks ago||i bet that guy totally||
i bet that guy totally thought he was making something awesome and didnt realize it sucked until he showed it to other people. not that i know from recent personal experience or anything.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||Alright, back to the||
Alright, back to the drawi...you know what nvm. back to watching TV.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||from the pentagram website,||
from the pentagram website, "the conference is comprised of schools located mainly in the Midwest and includes world-class academic institutions such as Ohio State, Michigan State, Penn State, Purdue, Northwestern, and University of Wisconsin–Madison."
In a list of world-class academic institutions in the Big 10, Michigan did not make the top 6.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||wait is it just an awesome||
wait is it just an awesome coincidence that you guys just happened to mention "Leadership" and "Legendarily" or had the names already been announced by this point?
|4 years 23 weeks ago||OSU went 11-1 and no one||
OSU went 11-1 and no one blinked because that's what they're supposed to do but 11-1 at MSU is a huge deal. So I can certainly see why Mark Dantonio won (and perhaps even deserved?!) the award.
What I think is crazy is how the expectations have been so low in the first place. To the point that 11-1 is the greatest thing that MSU fans have ever experienced. Think about it, they're a big state school, they have a rabid fan base, tons of alumni, more than enough money to spend on athletics as compared to many top programs, a large stadium, membership in a top football conference and so much more.
How, then, have they managed to be so aggressively mediocre for so long that one 11-1 season has gotten them more attention than they did in the past 10 years combined and ultimately resulted in MD being awarded COY.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||Stop the presses||
someone on this board has a girlfriend?!
|4 years 27 weeks ago||HA, just saw a 60 Minutes||
HA, just saw a 60 Minutes commercial during the Georgia/Auburn game.
Somehow I don't think too many SEC fans are capable of following an average 60 Minutes episode...
|4 years 27 weeks ago||I love me some BCS chaos.||
I love me some BCS chaos. C'mawwwwn Dawwwwgs.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Is there an official team||
Is there an official team climate-control coach? That guy definitely needs to go, he doesnt understand michigan's tradition of playing in non-rainy weather.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||First ever TD pass by a JoePa||
First ever TD pass by a JoePa team in Columbus? That is seriously nuts (although understandable since a vast portion of his coaching career occurred before the forward pass was invented).
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Whoa...spooky.||
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Haha the post title was like||
Haha the post title was like a breath of fresh air. With all the negativity going around, I forget that we still have two full years (knock on wood) of Denard left.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||"Just Breathe Deep"||
Appropriate words on the day of the Rally to Restore Sanity.
|4 years 33 weeks ago||Do us colonized people do get||
Do us colonized people do get to have opinions regarding the names of the cities in which we grew up?
|4 years 33 weeks ago||That man would make an||
That man would make an awesome grandpa
|4 years 33 weeks ago||Nice, good call man.||
Nice, good call man.
|4 years 33 weeks ago||sadly, yes. but I hate that||
sadly, yes. but I hate that name. It was Bombay when I lived there.
|4 years 33 weeks ago||kind of hoping for a bar,||
kind of hoping for a bar, it's just not the same watching Denard Robinson ruin michigan's reputation play after play without having someone to high five.
I suppose I can do a live stream if I must though.
|4 years 33 weeks ago||Last time I saw him the SV||
Last time I saw him the SV coach (Mayzes?) didn't have eyebrows, is this still the case?
|4 years 33 weeks ago||I went to Southview, never||
I went to Southview, never heard of anyone playing at a BCS school from there. Would be great to see this kid at M. I was recruited to be a polisci major at michigan so I can probably mentor him.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||no no no. The day we sink to||
no no no. The day we sink to that level will be a sad day for Michigan. I have absolutely nothing against going for the Heisman but not at the expense of some poor overmatched MAC team the way ohio state did today.
Frankly I was impressed with RR when he kept Denard out at 21-14 (although it helps when you have a couple of solid backups). I'm sure the thought crossed his mind.
Nevertheless $1 says Michigan State fans accuse us of running up the score too.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||I should neg you for "Damn||
I should neg you for "Damn near"
You make a good point though. I would love to see Tate play more but there is no situation that would warrant pulling Denard aside from the two you mention.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||Those who stay will be champions||
Those who transfer will be intercepted many times and drop (at least for a couple weeks) from heisman consideration.
|4 years 34 weeks ago||It's still a college football||
It's still a college football game consisting of a former michigan player, calm down.
|4 years 35 weeks ago||Right on man! I wish BTN was||
Right on man! I wish BTN was more like the internet where everyone is always reasonable about everything.
|4 years 35 weeks ago||It's a poll of company||
It's a poll of company recruiters. Since they all have their own set of preferences it's understandably a bit distorted. I would take it with a grain of salt.
WSJ does a similar poll for MBA programs and M ranked #1 in that for a couple of years before being demoted to 7. The reason? Arrogance :)
I love that.
|4 years 37 weeks ago||Is there an option involving||
Is there an option involving games every 3-4 days?
I usually reach my breaking point by 3:30 pm on Tuesday when I've seen every highlight and devoured all the post-game content (with the possible exception of UFR).
|4 years 37 weeks ago||+1||
For "Knob Slobbering."
I'm gonna take any excuse I can get to incorporate that into my daily conversations.
|4 years 37 weeks ago||A win against ND will||
A win against ND will certainly help but for us to actually get there it will be a while. The BG/UMass games won't really allow for much movement in the polls.
And now I have jinxed us all to hell by getting wayyyy ahead of myself, my apologies.
|4 years 37 weeks ago||I know your approach is the||
I know your approach is the more sensical one to take and I always tell myself that I should be rooting for the Big 10 and so on...but god, it just feels so good to see them implode in big time games.
|4 years 37 weeks ago||nah I understand, you got me||
nah I understand, you got me there. He definitely doesn't deserve props for his behavior yesterday. I just took your initial comment as being a little more tough on the kid than I would be and so I was defending him against that.
|4 years 37 weeks ago||As the O-Line and RBs||
As the O-Line and RBs continue to improve, I imagine more of those carries will get transferred over to Smith, Shaw and Co. At least I would hope so, don't like the idea of running DR that many times against some of the bigger B10 defenses.
In the meantime though let's run him 40 times and put 60 points on the board against ND. That guy is way too much fun to watch, especially after the seemingly endless times mobile QBs have done that to us.
|4 years 37 weeks ago||Haha sorry man didn't mean to||
Haha sorry man didn't mean to ruffle your feathers so much, I guess I'm tempted to give him the benefit of the doubt a bit more than I would with anyone else...I'm partial to remembering some of the great Tate moments from last year while glossing over the negatives.
Still hoping this stuff smoothes itself out, it'll give me even more confidence in RR as a coach/Teacher and in Tate's ability to grow.
|4 years 37 weeks ago||One comment made during a||
One comment made during a frustrating, emotional moment doesn't really count as a tantrum, no?
I'm with the OP, he could be handling this a lot worse. I just hope he sticks it out, obviously rushing DR 29 times a game won't be the game plan every week. I'm sure RR will be getting Tate more involved soon enough.
I will say this though: If there is any truth to the talk about him having attitude problems then I really hope that being benched corrects it instead of worsening it. Considering all he accomplished last year and all the shortcomings he had, we really need him to do some growing before he can become a legitimate part of the gameplan.
|4 years 40 weeks ago||+1||
+1 for "slow down." Timeless advice.
|4 years 49 weeks ago||This is embarassing.||
This is embarassing.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||Sorry i know nothing about||
Sorry i know nothing about Xbox routers but +1 for not being an Urban Meyer thread.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||Jim Tressel will decide his||
Jim Tressel will decide his true calling is cage-fighting.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||"After consulting with my||
"After consulting with my family, Dr. Machen, Jeremy Foley and my doctors, I believe it is in my best interest to step aside and focus on my health and family."
Gotta be health-related right? I really don't like the guy, but this makes me sad. I hope he's okay.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||I think the OP was being||
I think the OP was being sarcastic there buddy.
|5 years 31 weeks ago||Ouch that sounds awful, I||
Ouch that sounds awful, I dont think anyone deserves that so I dont know about this being karma. I have to say though, part of me is glad he won't see the field anymore this season--he should have never been on it in the first place. It's just a shame that it had to be due to an injury instead of MD making the right call and keeping winston off the team.
|5 years 32 weeks ago||please let it be larry caper||
please let it be larry caper please let it be larry caper
|5 years 32 weeks ago||This is a great opportunity||
This is a great opportunity for the defense to step up and keep them tied down enough to give the offense a chance to win it late in the game. By no means a must-win since we still dont really know what to expect as far as final record is concerned.
That said a solid performance from the D might finally help them turn the corner and become more competitive as we hit the heart of the B10 schedule.
|5 years 32 weeks ago||Haha dude, c'mon. you had me||
Haha dude, c'mon. you had me until that little jab on cricket... no reason to hate on it. Just know that it is possible to be a fan of hard hitting, fast paced american football as well as the more finesse based cricket. It makes for some damn exciting games. Even the ones that last 5 days (and yes, one version of the game is actually meant to be played over five days and has something called a tea break (i know, i know this isn't helping my point at all)).
Point being, cricket is awesome. football is awesome. Sports just make life more interesting.
|5 years 32 weeks ago||Ahh your explanation makes||
Ahh your explanation makes some sense. I was confused why Forcier would be texting pat forde that soon after a game (or at all). When I first read the column I thought it was supposed to be a joke or something. But I guess it makes more sense that he would be responding to a text from someone at ESPN...
In any case, good for him.
|5 years 32 weeks ago||was that post really||
was that post really necessary? I can't really speak about the rest of the athletic department down there but I have to say college football would be lucky to have more coaches as classy as Ferentz.
That kinda thing happens, unfortunately, every once in a while. You can't pin it on an entire university.
|5 years 32 weeks ago||ahh, thanks. now I feel||
ahh, thanks. now I feel silly.
|5 years 32 weeks ago||Braylon broke numerous||
Braylon broke numerous Michigan records and won the Biletnikoff while being coached by Lloyd Carr. While at Michigan he had no serious disciplinary problems nor did he have any serious problems with drops or route running, particularly his last two years.
I'm curious how any disappointment you're feeling is Carr's fault...
|5 years 32 weeks ago||"'Definitely nervous,' Henne||
"'Definitely nervous,' Henne said"
j/k btw, henne is one of my all time favorite wolverines good to see him succeeding like we knew he would.
|5 years 32 weeks ago||god I hope he doesn't shoot||
god I hope he doesn't shoot himself in the leg.
|5 years 33 weeks ago||Amen. He needs to find his||
Amen. He needs to find his way to Miami. IIRC, Henne knows how to get the ball to Braylon.
|5 years 33 weeks ago||I love this post, thanks for||
I love this post, thanks for the perspective. I like to think of myself as a fairly level-headed fan (don't we all?) but I never bothered to put this loss in context the way you did. Some of the years listed ended really well for us. Others not so much. Still, thanks for the perspective.
|5 years 33 weeks ago||Looks like youre meeting some||
Looks like youre meeting some resistance on "best drive ever..." How do we feel about...
Best Drive Ever In Light of the Fact that it was On the Road in Pouring Rain by a True Freshman in his First Road Game Against An Arch Rival Playing Their Season on the Line and Convinced That Your Team is the Devil's Spawn?
I think it has a ring to it. Nice work, Tate, you got some serious Cojones.
|5 years 33 weeks ago||This is good stuff. You||
This is good stuff. You should keep it in mind for the last couple games of the season when the data set is larger. Could make for some interesting analysis.
|5 years 33 weeks ago||Thanks captain obvious.||
Thanks captain obvious.
|5 years 33 weeks ago||I love players like that, and||
I love players like that, and let's face it I'm not surprised that the Savior--in addition to not getting nervous--doesn't feel pain.
Howeva, this is college. Let's just hope that the O-line does a half decent job of keeping the msu felons away and that our running backs and DR take some of the pressure off him.