LIST OF WWE PERSONNEL?!?
|3 days 3 hours ago||As an engineer for a major auto supplier||
I loved the piece. I'm not a good enough writer, but as to the point above about it not being "Bo's Car".... What if the analogy is rather the Ford Motor Company? Dominant early (Yost/Model T), really hit a sweet spot in the late 60's (Mustang)... then you've got the future stewards designing Mustangs of every model year. Some are hits, some are misses. Some guy tried a Turbo 4! Blasphemy! Recently they resurrected the Boss 302 - which was great unlike Hoke's throwback teams
The 2015s have it all, GT V8s, Turbo 4s, Hi Po- GT350s, just like how Harbaugh will beat you every way he can.
Car fanatics can be almost as bad as Michigan fans at times. I swear, the sighs of relief were palpable when Chrysler announced that the next Jeep would still have solid axles and removable doors. The lack of a fold down windshield angers the purists... but progress must be made. Designers of the Jeep and also the 911 have called themselves "stewards". The 911 is not thiers, rather they live with the history and the weight that the name carries every time they make an update.
|3 days 7 hours ago||You'll have to be more specific||
There's quite a few Crean GIFs.
|3 days 8 hours ago||For me it's definitely the giant cold weather khakis||
I mean, either that or his visit to his cousin in the 90s
|4 days 8 hours ago||Alan Branch Shaped||
Alan Branch Shaped Goosebumps?
You might want to get that checked out...
|4 days 9 hours ago||ATOMIC DOG||
What is this Rocket nonsense?
Now that Norfleet and George Clinton have been avenged... hooray roster overanalysis!
I remain jealous of those who can't put on weight despite trying... and I think the real gleaning of information will be from spring to fall - once the fall numbers come out we'll see where Harbaugh really wants everyone.
|4 days 10 hours ago||Agreed||
They're making progress. Without Caris and Walton we're missing only about 28ppg. These guys weren't supposed to be cornerstones on a B1G team, but play about 10 minutes per game. As it is, they (and Spike!) are playing more like 35, because Michigan doesn't have any other guys to play.
Let's see what Camp Sanderson can do... I think that we're seeing what will be a very good team next year.
|5 days 11 hours ago||Yuuuuuuuuuup||
Hoping that the "happy ending" is what I remember going into the season and that the first 2/3 of the book don't just piss me off
|1 week 1 day ago||Well, with regards to next||
Well, with regards to next year, we do have a trip to Assembly Hall! (NTAH)
Wait, they renamed Not-That-Assembly-Hall to "The State Farm Center"?
|1 week 2 days ago||Not them - the receivers||
Petty and Winston were throwing to Michigan's WRs, so Harbaugh couldn't watch the WRs working out. If they were throwing to scrubs, or Funchess only, or anyone who's not on Michigan's current team, he could have observed/coached
|1 week 3 days ago||Wow||
Really well done. I mean, evicerating. The only positives I can think of is that Brandon donated a lot of money to the hospital. That's a nice thing to do, I guess.
Also... as evidence of what you call his one "Great Failure" I'm amazed that his quote about 'optimizing his personality to the best of his abilitites' (paraphrased) didn't make it. Dude sucked as a person and at his job. I mean, there were more failures that didn't even make this piece!! Former players having to buy tickets for their invited guests! People given seats for life having to fight for what Canham promised them!
Hackett Uber Alles.
|1 week 3 days ago||Semantics||
But replace "Piece of shit human being" with "asshole". Dave Brandon is an asshole. Sending people home for the brand of jacket they're wearing???? Trying to get people fired because of their friends?
It's often said that if someone's not nice to a waiter they're not a nice person. You may not think that DB's a p-o-s, but he's definitely not a nice person.
|1 week 4 days ago||Total agreement||
But then Oden's body broke down and a picture of his penis was made public. Of course we at MGoBlog don't remember how GOOD he was! Basketball started in 2011...
|1 week 4 days ago||*||
The talent in this rivalry is all wearing M shorts under their NBA jerseys
|1 week 4 days ago||Agreed||
I know Seth did what he could with the available data... but the small sample size means that so much of this is attributable to outside forces. Tate - for example, really skews things since he started 1 year, then sat behind Denard. in a better program, Tate never starts as a true EE Frosh.
It's interesting for what it is, but you'd really need more data over either more years or programs to try to reach any conclusions
|1 week 4 days ago||Options for "the slot"||
Net-front, as used above, is often used describing screeners in front of a goalie. Someone has "net-front presence". Olczyk uses this often.
"Between the Hash-marks" works, and as far as I know it's not a euphemism.
"High-slot" works for describing the area between the "top of the circles", could also use "bottom of the circles" or "between the dots".
"Area above the crease"? maybe?
I blame bubble hockey
|1 week 5 days ago||You could make it 20||
I highlighted a few different ideas for Title IX compliance in that original thread here:
Basically my ideas were
|1 week 5 days ago||For the scholarship question||
I voiced this in the comments, but maybe you have 25 "slots" of eligibility in each class, or a hard cap of 125. That way coaches could reward walk-ons after attrition in their "class". Very few teams would ever hit 125 - that would require everyone redshirting/staying or repopulating all attrition with Jucos, but I think that would work.
If someone transfers after his sophomore year, a walk-on could get his "2 years of scholarship eligibility". Honest question - are there holes in this idea?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Flag football||
How about flag football? I'd make it 7 on 7, everyone eligible, and have 2 "lines" or "games" - a skill players and a linemen game. Sure, the 7v7 with all those skill players would be fun... but what about having like Wilfork play QB?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Great example with "Can't turn you loose"||
When I was at Michigan (2005-2009) it was a Yost-only thing. I don't know how it started there, but the Band would play, band members would get a chance to solo and the crowd would dance. During the Big Chill that came to Michigan Stadium. I now definitely associate it with Michigan Sporting events... and no one from the B School had to conceptualize it.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Here's one||
Less =/= fewer
|2 weeks 2 days ago||One issue||
I think yearly limits that encourage player retention would be a great thing. IMO the main issue with the yearly scholarship limits as opposed to an overall cap is the current wording/enforcement of Title IX. Currently you've got to have an equal number of men's and women's scholarships handed out each year - caps make sure that that happens. There are a few ways around that though:
It'd be great if it worked. In terms of the walk on thing - let's say a 2015 enrollee goes pro in 2018 - could a 2015 walk-on get his scholarship? Have 25 "per class"? that would get trickier with redshirts, but would be a way not to lose that benefit
|2 weeks 3 days ago||You mean other than the title||
You mean other than the title of the piece? "NO BUSINESS SOPHOMORE"?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Wow||
Good to know that you think 19 year olds can never be criticized. I'd love to know what happens to a kid who gets an A- or doesnt get a trophy in your world.
If my future (to this point non existent) children put something on the internet and take flack for it I'll have failed in not preparing them that the internet is a public domain. I put pictures of myself on facebook while in college that were fine when facebook was college kids only. I took them down once I started looking for jobs, seeing as how facebook expanded. The internet is public and forever. Consequences are a result of actions. How did this person expect to be received?
There's something to be learned from mistakes. If a child gets nothing but 100% positive feedback their entire life they will not be a functioning adult. Learning to deal with failure is an important skill. It is important to lose. To fail. to be sent back to the drawing board. I've had lots of dumb ideas. I don't make them public comments to a public body on a public space that is the internet.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Tell you what||
If my 19 year old comes home from college with his feelings hurt because he wanted to replace/supplement/uniquely uniquinize the Victors I'll tell him that he had a dumb idea and people reacted to it.
If my 4 year old gets pushed on the playground or harrassed by a 90 lb 5th grader, I'll have a different reaction.
There are degrees in life, it's not all black or white. This is a 19 year old with a business proposal and a persona that he has put in the public sphere - twitter, facebook and linkedin can all be made private! This is not a small child in a purported safe space like a school.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Would you say they should||
Would you say they should have TAKEN a chill pill?
/been reading too much @Adam_Jacobi
|2 weeks 3 days ago||if by "first" you mean||
if by "first" you mean Episode 1... yes. He wasn't in the original trilogy.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Even those claiming Brian||
Even those claiming Brian cyberbullied a poor sophomore?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||(No subject)||
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Conceptualized the idea||
That's the worst. How do you "conceptualize" something?
Anybody else need a copy of that memo about the TPS reports?
|2 weeks 4 days ago||The important questions||
Do we know how Harbaugh feels about the Dong Forest?
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I don't disagree with Brian's main points||
I was at the game in Cleveland, the Big Chill, The Winter Classic at the Big House, The coldest game EVER in Madison, and there this weekend. There was no one there. Soldier field only had 50,000 empty seats, but only because it's the smallest NFL stadium.
I agree. 1 at the big house every 4 years, leave tickets at $15 (!!!!) like they were for the Big Chill and you'll fill the place.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||But wait!||
If the storm troopers were clones, how did Luke find that short-storm-trooper suit?
Also, why did they have different helmets in the prequels? It sure seems like that's a massively expensive project - changing armor/helmets for an entire army in like a 10-20 year period. Do the clones age? See, now I'm confused.
At least there's going to be more of these now that people can hate.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Advertising||
It's actually relatively straightforward. Google still makes most of their money by advertising and online search. So far the best way that companies make money on the internet (like, say, MGoBlog) is by having ads. Google sells lots of ads and makes lots of money. The more time that people spend on the internet, the more ads they see and the more money google makes. Google can afford to do all these side projects because they make up for it in the long run through advertising revenue.
Really fast internet? that translates into more clicks/ads/money for google
Self driving cars? You'll look at your phone instead, and thus more clicks/ads/$
The big one that I heard recently is that Google is looking into wireless. The thought is that if they want to, google could really upset the current market by subsidizing data costs. If you spend the time on the internet on your phone, google makes more money.
It's very similar to Amazon so far. Everything Amazon is breaking into (tablets, phones, etc) is designed to get people to spend more time and money on Amazon. Google is getting people to spend more time online, and thus they make more money.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Taste the meat, not the heat!|
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Microwave = Instant Heat||
It's a term for a shooter off the bench who comes in and gets hot quickly. Irvin was a great bench player/shooter last year.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Oh, I'm not saying 2015 DG is a great QB||
However my "what if" is take September 2013 DG, give him competent coaching (or awesome, Harbaugh coaching) and see what Hypothetical 2015 DG is...
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Lest we forget||
Before his Junior season - his first as the starting QB - Devin went to an NFL QB camp and came away as the most impressive prospect. The field included lots of seniors.
THEN, after that summer working with QB Guru George Whitfield, Devin got the shit kicked out of him on a weekly basis behind an OL that couldn't block the called play, which rarely made any sense. By the end of 2013 Devin was clearly broken mentally. That's kind of a big "what-if" from a coaching standpoint, right?
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I'll be in that 3/4 empty stadium||
With like, 10 friends. We might be the only ones there.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Chrysler doesn't love the Ren Cen||
True Story - chrysler is big on having lots of "Easter Eggs" or hidden things in their vehicles. If you look at a new Jeep you'll see the OllllllO logo everywhere, often unpublicized. The latest Chrysler 200 has an outline of the city of Detroit on the rubber mat in the center console - but the Ren Cen is missing.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Wait wait wait||
Richard Worship III?
So there are at least 3 people with the name "Dick Worship" ????
Oh man, my inner 9 year old can't handle this.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Yes and no||
He'll become a rotation player, but he's already counting against scholarships.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||I agree||
It's very situational. There are some guys that you can play multiple ways, others you can't. Defenders always had to fight over the screen against Stauskas (whatever the Big did) because going under a screen meant a 3. The skill of the ball-handler in the P&R can dictate what happens as much as the plan does from the 2 defenders.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Slowest with a double post!|
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I believe it relates to his HS tenure||
Didn't Peppers transfer high schools? It could be that lots of NJ high school coaches don't like this guy because in years past he recruited their best players to play at his school.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||There was talk of the NHL||
There was talk of the NHL increasing the size of the nets, instead they shrunk the goalie equipment. They also moved the goal 2 feet closer to the end boards and backed up the blue lines - making the offensive zone larger. I'd equate the line changes to NBA's 3 point line/lane width.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Chuck||
The packers did this with Woodson. He won NFL DPOY the next year
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Caris?||
I think Kenpom doesn't know about Caris's foot. Also we do have 5 B1G wins...
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Brey Turke||
If we can get him, Gary McMitch, Him Tardaway, Morgan Jordan, and Devin Kurant I'd like our chances.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Also he is Jim Harbaugh||
Who does not take sick days and is a jackhammer.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Got a whole lot cheaper||
It was free with 2 Cokes once the marketing was activated
|5 weeks 3 days ago||If the shoe fits||
I mean he is always telling them to do a barrel roll and trust their instincts
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Chocolate Milk in Cereal||
I was always a big fan of Chocolate Milk with cereal. It's good with the ones you'd expect (reese's puffs, cocoa puffs, etc) but it's also delicious with Honey Nut Cheerios and Frosted Flakes. Used to get a few weird looks in Bursley, but hey, it's good.
I am about to turn 28 and still enjoy the cereals listed above, with regular or chocolate milk.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Awesome||
Really excited to see what he can do with some of our boom-or-bust linemen that we recruited in years previous. He's definitely got bodies to work with, it'd be great to see how they develop.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||I do about 95% of the driving||
I do about 95% of the driving when we're going anywhere together regardless of what car it is. It works better, and I'm a more confident driver and I'm a terrible passenger - so she prefers if I drive too.
But it would still be good for her to know how to do it, in a pinch.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||As an engineer I get it||
People are stupid. Engineers keep making automated stuff because operator error is 95% of the problems we deal with. The automatic transmission came about because people were messing up their standard transmissions.
As one who enjoys driving - I hate it. I like to drive. I have a 17 mile ~ 45 minute commute. That's not ideal, but I really like to drive. I still row my own gears (4th vehicle, all have had 3 pedals) and there's little more satisfying than flooring it through 1-2-3 on my way merging or through a toll booth. Along with that, man have people's skills degraded. I know very few people my age who can drive my car. My fiance cant (although she finally admits that she should learn). Accidents are horrible and operator error should be reduced, but let me drive my car if I want to.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Saftey out of Bama||
Saftey out of Bama
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Harbot > MarketingBot. Any||
Harbot > MarketingBot.
Any guesses as to the spring game weekend?
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Yes!||
Pie charts would help.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Nice work Seth||
The shading did confuse me a bit, as you've got the names shaded themselves to represent the players skills, and the cirlces are more the wants, but where you're looking for multiple things it's tough - the mix of colors might be my monitor but it is a little tougher to read. Two things that I'd love to see as additions to this nice posts - a chart with skills (maybe i'm chart CHART based rather than visual?) - and also comments as to how Durkin's 3-4 / 3-3-5 fits in with our personnel. I'm more worried about the D trying to run everything and being good at nothing as opposed to other issues.
Again, great work!
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Couldn't find the old Embed Code, so here|
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Where the hell are you||
Where the hell are you playing darts? Any why is everyone hanging out between the dart board and the line?
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Way ahead of you|
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Wrong coach||
I thought that the new DJ - DurkMoney would be the one to let the beat...............................
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Just ask Jay||
if he's the commander of the offshoot of the Liberate Apes Before Imprisoning Apes movement
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Scheme & surrounding coaches||
Brian used to call Manning's main role "Beyonce" because his main job was to recruit. The same players in 2013 that were great really struggled at press man in 2014. Scheme has a lot to do with secondary sucess. If Manning is still in the secondary he'll have a new boss and new coaches who can help him with his position. He can also keep recruiting to the left... to the left.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Can't believe we made it this far down the thread||
BLUEEEEEEE KNOW IT!
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Oh man||
What a good post. From Seth scouring twitter to find Brady Quinn for Heisman (F you E3 media) to a futurama reference I think we need Djambi to cover our bellies with chocolate icing.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Huh||
I swear when I graduated in 2009 wasn't that long ago. When I go back and visit I don't stray from campus if I can help it. Although things sure have changed. Skeeps mini-pitchers were $8 now for cocktails.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Didn't spend much time near Briarwood||
But if Harbaugh hears that there's a Cici's near the Red Robin on Carpenter... look out!
(Is the Cici's still there? Weren't they going to build a Costco on Carpenter? Harbaugh is totally a $1.50 footlong hotdog guy.)
|7 weeks 3 days ago||KHAKIS AND BOTTOMLESS FRIES.||
KHAKIS AND BOTTOMLESS FRIES. THATS WHAT MICHIGAN DOES
|7 weeks 3 days ago||I'm guessing that it's a||
I'm guessing that it's a chain and that I can think of tons of better places to get a burger in Ann Arbor.
That said, it is out of the way a bit (down carpenter near Home Depot IIRC) so it's less conspicuous than if they'd gone to Red Hawk
|7 weeks 4 days ago||I don't know that the statement is 100% true||
I think that coaches who are feared can be successful, but I also think that coaches need to be flexible. I think that you need to coach each player how they will best respond. Let's say the QB screws up.
A coach can:
1: yell, scream, throw the playbook and embarrass the QB in front of the team.
A. The QB could have a fire lit under him, go out and make the best play of his life.
B. Or the QB could roll his eyes and tune out his asshole of a coach (see Purple Brian Kelly).
Or, the QB screws up -
2: the coach can call the QB over, talk to him quietly and tell him that he believes in the QB and that he will do better. (Like Hoke after the Hagerup GIF)
A: QB has confidence, goes out and makes the best play of his life.
B: QB thinks his coach is a wuss and doesn't try hard.
Gotta coach each player in the most effective way for each player.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Harbaugh?||
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Happening, its?||
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Right?||
$17454 doesn't even get you into a base Mini Cooper anymore. Starting price is $20,700* (probably delivery, tax, title, etc.)
Now if we're talking top of the line, you could easily spend $35-40K on a Mini. Psh. Lynette can't shop for shit.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||It's the DAWSON!|
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Mortenson and Harbaugh share an agent||
If there were going to be real agent smokescreens - Mort would know. Schefter can only report what he's told. Mort would have the real info. If we're not hearing from Mort - we're not hearing real agent rumor mongering.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||It's catching on in Israel||
It's catching on in Israel as a "bigger", more popular holiday, mainly due to the prominence here in the US thanks to the timing of Christmas. Traditionally presents were given for Purim in the spring, but now, since there are so many American Jews giving presents in December, that's catching on a bit.
There are many Jewish holidays that are religiously more important, including all of the ones you list.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Obligatory|
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Who you callin' immobile?|
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Brian refused to answer the tough questions||
The 2100 year old tough questions that is.
Team Sour Cream is full of losers.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||It's happening dot Gif||
I don't know that Harbaugh waiting until the end of the year really negatively affects Michigan. Isn't it the Recruiting Dead Period anyway? Harbaugh should (hopefully!) have recruits calling as soon as he's announced, no matter if that's now or in 2 weeks.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah||
But according to his Twitter Ace now has a diagnosis and will be on the mend soon. Michigan is 0-2 without Ace.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Question re: M Assistants||
Is it good or bad news that we haven't heard anything about what they're doing? Nuss, Mattison, etc? Does that bode any direction for anything?
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Personal Opinion||
I think that it was Fin Tutuola's experience as an OG that lead to him being such a top noch detective
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Did you have to use your AK?||
Could have used a triple double last night.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Sooo glad Melo didn't come to Chicago||
Give me Jimmy Buckets at the 2 all day. Since Melo really plays the stretch 4 I don't want him taking any Big Man's minutes in Chicago.
Not surprised they can't coexist. I mean, How can Timmy even talk to Melo without at least a 2 floor NYC office?
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Stupid high-school piss fight?||
Dude... again... let's (allegedly) have a guy sleep with your good friend's wife, leading to a humiliating public mess and firing and ruining of his career.
These are humans, not a monobloc "AD" or "Alumni". I'd hold that grudge too.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Did I ever tell you about the||
Did I ever tell you about the time i was in a barbershop quartet in Skokie, IL?
|11 weeks 4 days ago||I don't see Mike Evans||
I see Alshon Jeffery potential - think about Jeffery's last year in college with no QB, gained weight, slipped to the 2nd round.
Of course Jeffery's hands have been ridiculous at times in the NFL - so we'll see.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Double Post|
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Eh||
Depends. The GM may get himself fired too. Lots of chatter in Chicago that the owners need a clean sweep. The DC is just about officially fired, it's just a question if everyone gets swept out or not.
But yeah, Harbaugh played for the Bears, and oh my word, wouldn't a Harbaugh / Cutler Coach/QB Combo just be the media's wet dream?!?! Would be entertaining for sure...
|11 weeks 5 days ago||The longer he doesn't say no||
The more likely he says yes. It also doesn't help him to say No - that just loses leverage.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Great Timing||
Bill Barnwell tackled this today. Big reason is the OL.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Someone in the booth too!||
I think it would help a lot to have someone in a reply-like booth to see hits to the head who can buzz this trainer and ask for players to be evaluated.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||You have good taste||
Those are my two dishes that I've ordered so far. They're so good I've been scared to order anything else. We live in Chicago and haven't checked out the new one yet, but it's on the list for when we visit.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||And possibly illegal||
And possibly illegal
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Yup||
Reading the great "Dream Team" book that came out a few years ago, the opinion was that Daly threw a game against the US Development Team in order to convince this players that they could be beat at any time.
Hoping this is a teaching loss
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Big fan of Cafe Zola||
On Washington - but it's a fancier, sit down breakfast place.
The answers are obviously Angelo's for amazing bread/etc. and Benny's for huge $4 omlettes
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Soo... uhhh....||
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Watch the Fab 5 Doc||
You'd be amazed at what some "Michigan" people hold against those who represent us in public.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Edit: Double Post||
Totally agree on RVB. It would be good to get more people like him into the AD rather than the 3234 marketing folks that DB hired. It will be very interesting to see how Hackett changes the personnel within the department, or if it stays pretty stagnant until a permenant AD is brought in.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Phillips on the Tape||
I really liked that article. Phillips (in a much better way) explains what I tried to say about two Michigan incidents this summer - C'sonte York's punch and Glasgow's DUI. Hearing that York sucker-punched a guy was one thing. Seeing it on video is another. Reading that Glasgow's SUV had drunk people hanging and things spilling out of it while it swerved around is one thing. Were there video we may have been more outraged.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Hey man||
If some guy allegedly slept with one of your best friend's wives, ruined your friend's life and career... would you drop it?
*Not sharing any new info. This is part of the rumors as to why Les is persona non-grata
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Bull freaking shit||
I doubt Hackett and Brandon have much in common besides the former title "CEO" and the new title "AD".
Brandon came to run domino's (a commodity company specializing in marketing, franchising, and a shitty product) after the hedge fund that he ran completed a hostile takeover.
Hackett was asked to transition Steelcase through a downsizing due to hugely increased outside competition (cheap steel from asia) that crushed most US steel manufacturing/furniture/whatever. Hackett sold to other businesses in such a way that relationships were crucial. Accounts are that he was very personable and someone that people liked working for.
There are good managers and bad managers. Just because they shared 5 letters don't assume that they are the same person. Schlissel just saw actual live protests due to Brandon's tenure. Think he wants to bring in a clone?
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Hooray Basketball||
Man, that was a great game, a fun game. After this past football season it's nice to be reminded that sports are fun.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||also LaVall Jordan||
also LaVall Jordan
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Said Ripley to the Android Bishop||
Seriously. are we not saying "phrasing" anymore?
|12 weeks 5 days ago||again, i work for an auto||
again, i work for an auto supplier and we supply parts to all of them. Directly I actually have parts in the X3.
That said, be very careful about pricing BMWs, they are notorious for having options lists that charge for everything and can really drive up the price of the car. It's not uncommon to have a $50k base price and $20K in options on a BMW. That said, it's a damn nice vehicle. There's lots of good choice in that segment. Take some test drives and enjoy them all
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Eh||
Try out an iPhone (4? 4S?) which was great minus the antenna design that wouldn't let it make calls if you held it like a phone.
Sold in droves. And hey, even (eventually) came with a free case!!! (to mask the giant design flaw).
Just imagine if a car company made a great car, but the gas pedal wouldn't work if you held the steering wheel wrong...
|12 weeks 5 days ago||I don't think so||
I think what he's saying is Cole + Braden <<<<<< Lewan + Schofield. The tackles weren't as good as last year, but the interior might have been better?
|12 weeks 5 days ago||The RX350 is a tall Camry||
The RX350 is a tall Camry Wagon.
The Audi Q5 however is a tall A4 Wagon... IMO the new X3 is too big and bloated. That said, I have parts in all of them, so buy something!
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Yes good news||
But it's also 2-3 threads down...
|12 weeks 5 days ago||The Doors||
Not what everyone else suggested.
Must have whiskey...
|12 weeks 5 days ago||So if he's fired 1/1 you're clear?||
Because the buyout drops by $1M on the first...
|12 weeks 5 days ago||I see that I'm highly original||
Yellow lab mix is named Maize. She's about 5 and a half.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||I wonder how deep Brandon's involvement was||
At thanksgiving a future-in-law's-family-member who coaches high school football knows the (now former) Michigan head of Football Ops, who got out last year because Brandon was micromanaging the crap out of Hoke. Talk about "big boy football" and how Brady didn't adapt to anything and you have to wonder if that was directed from on high. We had a game this year when the offense went to the line and looked to the sidelines. Just one game. Either Brady's hands were tied by the AD who watched film and said he had to micromanage everything thanks to the RR "debacle" or Brady's hands were tied because he's not that good of a coach.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||1 down, 1 to go||
I donated on 11/9 and once I'm again eligible I'll donate again.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||I said it in the board thread||
But I'll say it again: This could very well be semantics. There was talk of a big window for Hackett anyway (18 months?) which might be too long for the interim tag to hang around. By all accounts Hackett did a great job at Steelcase and isn't a DB-hedge-fund-CEO type. He is supposed to be a very good manager and people person, capable of hiring and firing well.
With the interim tag his job was going to be to right the ship. Let Hoke go, hire a new coach, take stock of the department, how it treats fans & alumni, and fix some problems. Without the interim tag this job changes how?
Maybe Jeff Long and Brad Bates said "I don't want to deal with the mess Brandon made, call me in 2 years". Or that Long needs to have some sense of clarity with the CoFoPo.
Also, if you were a good coach, say Harbaugh, would you sign a 5 year contract with a temp boss? I think (even changing a word in a title leading to) stability will help the coaching search. Hackett played for Jack Harbaugh with Les Miles. Let's give him more than a month on the job before we say that the sky is falling.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Hackett's Connections||
Hackett played football at Michigan. Hackett had a teammate named Les Miles. Hackett had a coach named Jack Harbaugh.
It's coming together the connections to the family, a head coach probably out at his current job.
Hackett can make this happen
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Hackett played for Jack Harbaugh||
|13 weeks 3 days ago||The concern is that Michigan||
The concern is that Michigan fans can never be happy. I always say that Yost's teams should have scored 2 points per minute! This is Michigan!
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Life's too short to drink bad beer||
Unless it's after about 5 good beers.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Hi||
Hi. My name is George. I'm unemployed and I live with my parents.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Right||
Let's do a bit of a hypothetical. You're quite good at what you do - let's say you're top 50 in your field. Congrats! You're really good at your job (brewing beer?) Well, we have a job opening and we'd like to sign you to a big fat contract for about 5 years. We'll pay you well.
Oh, but the guy who interviews you and will be your boss? Yeah, he's probably done tuesday. But we still want you to sign for 5 years. Wanna come work for us?
/Stability will only help with the next coaching hire.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Protege?||
By that definition anyone who has been a successful businessperson is a brandon protege. He's never run an AD but by all accounts Hackett is a manager that people like working for. Let's give the dude more than 3 weeks before Chicken Littling all over the place.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||What's "interim"?||
Wasn't his "interim" period going to be up to 18 months anyway? 18 months is a long time for an interim tag, maybe he'll just remove that from his title, do his 18 months, and step down. Schlissel needs someone to right the ship, he chose Hackett.
Hackett has 18 months no matter his title. So far he's kept PSDs the same, there have been comments on the $8 water and ridiculous gameday "wow" atmosphere. Hackett has had 1 home game to work with and he's going to be setting the policy and hiring the new coach no matter what his title is.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Bacari's highlights||
First off, do we think that tape comes on during team meetings? because it should.
Secondly, there was a free throw in the highlight reel
Third, many of the highlights were just wide open dunks
Fourth, Bacari seemed to relish just backing down guys. You could say he's all about that base.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||!!!||
Who the hell could have actually watched M00N and said "now that's progress!"???
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Somewhat surprised that they went unchanged||
With the Good/Bad home schedules I had assumed that the AD would keep prices flat in "bad" home schedule years like 2014 and 2016, and bump them during the "good" years with MSU and OSU at home. That may still happen with ticket prices themselves, but at least the PSDs stayed flat.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Re: Harbaugh and Control||
It seems that part of why Harbaugh is ruffling feathers in SF is that he wants more roster control than the GM will give him. The other aspect is that he may have a shelf life with his players - they can only handle his coaching style for 4 years or so.
Now if only there were a coaching situation where he could have roster control and turnover he might be a long term fit.....
|15 weeks 1 day ago||I don't think we disagree||
I'd be fine retaining Mattison. We know he can coach, Heininger Certainty Principle, etc. It'd help with recruiting for sure. My only concern is his loyalty to Brady, it would be a delicate move to keep him but the right coach could do so.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||A couple thoughts||
1. I doubt Mattison would stay if Brady were fired unless either Harbaugh were hired and wanted to retain him. Mattison worked for John Harbaugh in Baltimore, so that's a possible in.
2. Mattison will stay in Ann Arbor even if he's not coaching. His daughter (& family & granddaughter Matti) all live there and he said that was part of why he took the job too.
3. On a new coach "being in the AD search committee" - I think that makes sense. No one is saying that Harbaugh should pick his boss, but saying that the new coach should have no input makes no sense either. Beilein mentioned that he wanted to be on the committee and I think he should be. The football coach should be too. People at many levels are involved in hires - could be for someone at the same position, a boss, etc. I helped interview backfill candidates despite being the least-tenured person in my group. Picking a new boss with zero employee input isn't a recipe for sucess. Let many coaches help with the search committee, take their responses into account, and go forward.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||I agree with your thoughts||
But here's a bit of devil's advocate - Maryland just instituted "scholarship classes until a degree for life" or whatever it's called. What if the students could major in football while eligible (and take complimentary classes as well) and then after they were done they could have time to get whatever degree they wanted? Kind of like going into the military for a couple years to pay for college isn't it?
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Applause dot GIF.Very well||
Applause dot GIF.
Very well done Brian. I got my degree in Mechanical Engineering and I can't tell you the last time I did a statics equation. I design car parts for a living and much more critical to my current position is the "engineering mindset" than the ability to do equations. Problem solving wasn't explicitly taught in any one class I took but it's a skill I learned along the way - just like football players learn teamwork, PR/public speaking, etc. I would be so in on an "Athletics" major with one stipulation - requirements outside the degree. When not in-season let's make the athletes take classes that are outside their comfort zone. I'm not saying put them in EECS 314 (which SUCKED) but engineering students had to complete a sequence - reaching a 300 level course - in something that wasn't math, science or engineering. Let's do the same for those measuring in athletics. Broaden the horizons a bit - make it pass/fail if you want - but I think it's a good idea. - EDIT - I like what the guy above me said. If 90 credits in major / 30 out is good for the Music school, let's make it the same.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||I tried||
Guessing many people don't remember 3 and out...
|15 weeks 2 days ago||GM might be out too||
Emery's sure spent a lot of money trying to rebuild 1 group at a time but the team is really lacking LBs, DBs and special teams. If they fire the GM & Coach that might make it more likely that harbaugh ends up there. Big picture I don't disagree with you
|15 weeks 2 days ago||It's become a bit of a Chicago Pipe Dream||
Harbaugh played there (sound familiar???) and they're going to be looking for a good coach.
Personally I think that Harbaguh/Cutler is a beat writer's wet dream...
|15 weeks 5 days ago||I'm bored||
and watching a seminar
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Tom Brady also goes to bed with Gisele||
Tom Brady also goes to bed with Gisele.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Love the Sheridan Road Ravines||
Used to run them in my 1991 Jeep Wrangler (in like 2004) and wish it was faster and more fun.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Dave's is awesome||
The atmosphere is great and the food is amazing. I barely remember the hole-in-the-wall place but I was a kid when I used to go there. Ditto on the Spaghetti Diablo. The Chicken Marsuvio is great too.
I'd throw Flat-Top Grill in as well - Evanston was one of the original locations before the (now failed) expansion that had one in ann arbor at one point. Think BD's Mongolian except more, better, fresher veggies and more of a restaurant feel - put your bowl by the cookers and go back to your table. Get the Roti Prata on the side. You'll thank me.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Remember where IU was though||
Coming down from Bobby Knight, still looking for their national relvance and here comes a successful mid-level coach to rescue them from mediocre play and the embarrasment of sanctions. IU didn't have lots of barganing power.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Disappointed in you Ace||
If this sentence wasn't begging for the Aarball Gif, I don't know what is.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Agreed||
I think that while fans want to be hopeful there is limited reason to hope with Hoke at this point. Regression and fewer wins each year don't get fans excited.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Well done||
Speaking of Buddy, did you ever read about his "Polish Goalline Defense"??
Greatest thing since the 11 man "46".
|16 weeks 5 days ago||The future||
/Drake Johnson Jr. walks into the shoe store where his dad works
/Asks boss a question
Boss: Who are you?
DJJ: Drake Johnson's Kid
Boss: Really? He never said he had a son
DJJ: A Daughter?
Boss: Not a word
DJJ: 122 yards and 2 TDs on homecoming?
Boss: ALL THE DAMN TIME!!!
// for all the kids out there who don't catch the reference
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Illinois||
Could have included the kiss dot gif
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Mr. Spots was the place for||
Mr. Spots was the place for wings. We had Skeeps nachos about 5 minutes before the kitchen closed... Skeeps was much better for $0.75 Bud Lights on friday nights.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||You can omit the reason||
But it couldn't hurt to pack a blanket and walk by Mason Hall...
|17 weeks 2 days ago||NO ENTRY||
I ate food at Skeeps. Once. Right before graduation to say that I did it. I do not recommend it.
Also, on a separate evening, I threw up on South U leaving Charlie's. However I was able to do it in both public trash cans, right outside the door an dat South U and East U.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Good analogy||
and good luck with the search. Where are you located and is it in technical sales? My company (automotive supplier) had a couple sales openings in the metro detroit area last I checked. You can look me up on twitter @jeepinben and I can send you listings.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||etenim, sed non plene conscii||
etenim, sed non plene conscii
|17 weeks 3 days ago||I don't know that you and Brian disagree completely||
The "It takes a generation" comment fits with what you're saying here. Many fans have been turned off, the question is just how many. The other reply already states that at least some people are rethinking season tickets due to the general malaise of the last 7+ years. I think part of it is that every year under DB & Hoke it has become harder to justfiy even more money for an even worse product. The AD has already shown contrition to the students. If the new AD comes in and does a re-run of the Domino's campaign once DB left (see below, and contrast that with DB's emails) drops PSLs and/or ticket prices for a year, apologizes to fans, and makes a good coaching hire I think the fnas will come back in droves. That said, if the team continues to struggle and fail and lose 5+ games a year? who knows.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Obviously the Michigan plane||
Obviously the Michigan plane isn't that one. That Block M is outdated! The split M is UNACCEPTABLE
|17 weeks 4 days ago||Because some recruits (or their uncles) have this attidue|
|17 weeks 5 days ago||try working with/reading||
try working with/reading about Volkswagen Audi Group.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||Which brother is DB?||
Is Brandon heading for a toolbooth soon?
|17 weeks 5 days ago||FIRE IT UP|
|17 weeks 5 days ago||/ waves tiniest of flags.||
/ waves tiniest of flags.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||I'll be there too||
The post-game buff joes stop is clutch.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||Train||
The El is the best way to go. The red line to the purple line to right next to the stadium. $2.25 per ride and you can tailgate anywhere
|18 weeks 1 day ago||+1 Informative||
|18 weeks 1 day ago||Yodeling||
Will there be yodeling video to match the lemon eating?
|18 weeks 2 days ago||Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis||
Cuz if you don't know, now you know
|18 weeks 3 days ago||New Banner?||
When the Banner switches to Basketball, my suggestion for a tagline is "This is gonna be fun"
|18 weeks 3 days ago||THIS Brian||
See above, he is related to Brian Cook (NTBC)
|18 weeks 3 days ago||non-specific||
I don't believe the fact that Coach Kill's disease is epilepsy so much as Coach X - who has missed multiple games with a well publicized health condition - would be a risk. I think it's the same reason that age comes up when discussing coaching candidates.
That said, if we hired Kill would he bring the Jug with him?
|18 weeks 3 days ago||Disagree||
A smart team would just have "Score every drive" without worrying about TOP. Or "End every drive with a kick" as an old coach mantra - but then you're back to turnovers, and things that data says correlate with success, as opposed to what your "gut" says wins games.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||BOOM||
Someone in an earlier thread asked how Hoke could have handcuffed Nuss's playcalling - this board is exactly how! Demanding a huddle is how. Starting Morris is how (The DG story says Brady told him, and repped Morris with the 1s all week).
Doing what you want to work =/= doing what you are good at, what will work, etc.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Re: Partisanship||
Spent some time on his (Behm's) site and you really have to search for a party affiliation. I do appreciate the disclaimer at the top and think that it sounds like he would be a good regent for Michigan.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Current coaches? Next to||
Current coaches? Next to nothing. Coaches in general? I usually trust them.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||A few ways||
Sponsorships (like Draftstreet)
"Beveled Guilt" - anyone can "donate" to fund the site as many do out of their appreciation for the writing and otherwise free content.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Beaten by 3 minutes||
That's what I get for opening up the HOF and getting lost in it.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Really well done Seth||
I still, for the most part, believe "trust the coaches" but that faith has been put to the test a LOT by these coaches. Hopefully if (very, very good) bloggers can find theoretical ways to beat MSU's D, our coaches can put these in teh gameplan.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||User Hall-of-Fame||
Also check out this page:
For info on lots of blog posts from years past
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Re: Lloyd||
Lloyd never wanted to be Bo. He went out of his way to NOT be Bo. Lloyd didn't want to step on RR's toes and may have pulled too far away in the process, but Lloyd was never going to be an AD, or consult with the Tigers, etc. He wants to be a civilian, let him!
Re: AD - I doubt Michigan is waiting to fire DB before they start a search for the next AD. There has to be feelers going out to work on a new hire.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||EEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee||
It's very strange for me (2009 grad) to be so excited about basketball. But woah Nellie am I excited for basketball.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||Turn Around||
Every now and then I get a little bit tired...
|19 weeks 2 days ago||I was referring to Michigan's||
I was referring to Michigan's specifically - why not wear one of the best jerseys in sports?. Some general Uniformz have worked, but those are most often more legitimate throwbacks - Chargers baby blues, Rams royal blue, Bears with no white/helmet logo, etc.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||Summed up perfectly||
Some of the Uniformz haven't been awful, that's true. But I agree completely with Brian's sentiment here:
I've yet to see an alternate uniform that looks as good as the real McCoy.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||Hey Grimey||
“I'm not your buddy, Simpson. I don't like you. In fact, I HATE you! Stay the hell away from me, because from now on, we're ENEMIES!”
|19 weeks 3 days ago||It made for good stories that||
It made for good stories that the athletes came. Most of them didn't drink, they'd just meet girls and head for the dance floor. Some of the girls teams would show up too, they liked to have a good time.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Re: Petway /cool story me||
I was in the Greek System while at Michigan and at a very large party (St. Pattys I think?) I was in charge of "Risk' or de-facto house security (there would be a big number of sober guys helping). We had 1 entrace and 1 exit for the party, IFC would monitor stuff, etc. Anyway, VIPs would regularly come in the "exit" in the snowfence and I remember a HUGE commotion at the exit with a lot of very large people. I ran over hoping that there wasn't a fight or anything when in the whirl of activity someone from inside yelled "YO LET THOSE GUYS IN!" at which point I yelled at everyone to calm down and said no one comes in that way. Someone yelled "don't you know who that is? that's Air Georgia!" I looked up and realized that I had been stopping the basketball team from arriving and was staring into Petway's chest. I mumbled "oh... oops..." and he was like, "so can I come in? Want to see my M Card?" I was like "uh, OK?" and they came in and a good time was had by all.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||I agree with the above||
Although at this point a MBB preview that was a whole bunch of GIFs and "EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE" would suffice.
Beilein Uber Alles
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Vroom vroom||
I'm actually in the drivers seat, and sold the Jeep in 2011.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||It's all about the||
It's all about the tortilla
Also the Gordo
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Voting other||
For all of the FLEETS
|19 weeks 5 days ago||?||
Under Carr that was the rule, and RR as well, not sure about Hoke. I'm not sure if African American Fraternities have always fallen under that umbrella or if the "Ban" was more based on IFC houses.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Typo fixed||
|20 weeks 2 days ago||We can haz guard-play? I'm||
We can haz guard-play? I'm confused. From Draftageddon I thought Rutgers' DL was good?
|20 weeks 2 days ago||I'm so in||
Can't wait to see our traditional cotton throwback jerseys!
|20 weeks 2 days ago||HOPEFULLY OBVIOUS SARCASM||
What boycott is the official MGoBlog policy?
What is a message board?
Signed - "traditional" media
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Disagree||
He said that people will also go at him because he's a rookie. I think tha tthe original article was actually well written and nuanced, added good context to Nik's statements and made a lot of good points.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||Still need the skillset||
David Molk was our best offensive player in 2011. I wouldn't have wanted him receiving the snap.
In principle making it harder for defenses to scheme Ryan out was smart. Moving him to MLB was not the best way to accomplish that however (according to available data).
|20 weeks 3 days ago||It's that damn Delilah every||
It's that damn Delilah every time
|20 weeks 3 days ago||Par for the course||
Actually it's kind of like taking the greatest running QB in modern NCAA history, the only one to have a 1500/2500 season and running a bunch of I form play action on 2nd and 13 hoping he develops a pocket presence.
Or moving a wildman edge rusher to the middle and hoping he can succesfully become Brian Urlacher, dropping into coverage and read-and-reacting
Countess was great when he could read and react in zones. He's not a shutdown bump-and-run corner who will dominate 1-on-1 matchups.
This staff seems to take square pegs who are doing great in square holes and say - LETS TRY YOU IN A ROUND ONE! You'll be great!
|20 weeks 3 days ago||See my post above||
It's almost as if the Peter Principle is the deciding factor here. The players have skills, they're just not being put in a position to use them! Jake Ryan was (IS?? do we know?) a very good edge rusher. He's not being allowed to do that. The argument is/was making decisions that are best for the defense, not the players, but I don't see the results of the experiment working.
What are the odds that this very veteran group could rotate back to the under as a base D? Put Charlton at SDE, Ryan at SAM, Bolden and Ross at the ILBs... you've got your NT/DT/WDE already. Would this not be a better defense?
|20 weeks 3 days ago||That'd be great||
Winning the lottery would be great too. So would beating PSU eleventy-billion to 0. If I had to guess, Bacon is being optimistic and wrong.
I'd love it if he's right though.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||The football team is bad. And||
The football team is bad. And I feel bad. I hope Zoidberg is vindicated.