I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
|46 min 51 sec ago||Tell it to Desmond Howard,||
Tell it to Desmond Howard, not me. (Although I do agree with Desmond).
|50 min 53 sec ago||True. If he was Michigan's||
If he was Michigan's coach (and he actually had an out in his Florida contract if Michigan came calling), he would be calling Ohio State names.
He plays up to the homers . . . whoever they may be at the time . . . as if he has lived and died with them since birth.
|57 min 15 sec ago||No, OSU is clearly an||
No, OSU is clearly an undisciplined and outlaw program because they don't make their palyers "play school".
They are an SEC-ethics team in the Goody Two Shoes Big Ten.
|1 hour 20 min ago||Peppers is the Comish, man.||
Peppers is the Comish, man. Maybe Alabama should worry about Peppers getting hand to flip to Michigan.
At least Michigan can kick field goals.
|1 hour 55 min ago||And . . . there is still the||
And . . . there is still the hope for Tears of Unfathomable Sadness. If Ohio State loses yet another NC, they'll have to walk around with their tail between their legs for another decade.
They don't crow as much about beating us in the "#1 vs. #2 game" in 2006 as you would expect. Because all you need to mention is that they got crushed in the NC. The #1 was a myth and they know it.
|2 hours 51 sec ago||Yes, because Ohio State||
Yes, because Ohio State beating Michigan 42-41on a missed 2-point play at the end of the game is clear evidence that Ohio State will always win its conference and Michigan won't.
|19 hours 22 min ago||The interesting thing is that||
The interesting thing is that while "jerk" is subjective, everyone believes these guys were jerks. When your Jerkism crosses all cultures and timezones, it's time to go.
|1 day 4 hours ago||It was Tressel who hired him||
It was Tressel who hired him at WVU. Gee just hopes Tressel doesn't fire him.
|1 day 12 hours ago||Whenever somebody is a "lock"||
Whenever somebody is a "lock" but they don't actually committ for months after their other "lock" peers do . . . well they probably ain't coming.
|3 days 11 hours ago||Just like Denard. Those were||
Just like Denard.
Those were some special players.
Next up . . .we're going to miss Gallon big time next year.
|3 days 12 hours ago||Our garbage time offense was||
Our garbage time offense was the only offense we had all game. Maybe we should have just done that the whole game.
|3 days 12 hours ago||Vermont was hitting shots.||
Vermont was hitting shots. We were bricking bunnies.
|3 days 12 hours ago||We've become too dependent||
We've become too dependent on Stauskas' threes. Everyone else was afraid to take one when he was shut down.
|3 days 12 hours ago||I'm surprised Duke left it||
I'm surprised Duke left it undefended.
|3 days 12 hours ago||Wait until OSU plays in the||
Wait until OSU plays in the NC and MSU plays in the Rose Bowl.
|3 days 13 hours ago||1996. "Tractor" Traylor hits||
1996. "Tractor" Traylor hits a short jumper as time expires.
|3 days 13 hours ago||You sound surprised.||
You sound surprised.
|3 days 13 hours ago||You have to win by 10 just to||
You have to win by 10 just to tie at Cameron. 5 more rip-off points are coming.
|3 days 14 hours ago||Same number of crashes, but||
Same number of crashes, but now they're vertical.
|3 days 15 hours ago||My wife is a Dookie. That 3||
My wife is a Dookie. That-3-years-in-a-row win streak in '95, '96', 97 when we were dating was SWEEEEEET!!
That's unheard of for a non-conference Duke opponent.
|3 days 15 hours ago||Not much respect shown to||
Not much respect shown to Michigan or to Ace. Just going through the motions:
In your opinion, what's the matchup that you think most favors Duke over Michigan, and vice versa?
Parker and Hood are a load. Cook can be brilliant. I'm honestly not familiar enough with Michigan this year to comment there.
He should have just declined the interview.
|5 days 13 hours ago||They also did not have||
They also did not have Franklin for that game.
|5 days 14 hours ago||And the players don't have to||
And the players don't have to play school either.
They are an SEC-ethics team in the Big Ten. The last thing I want to see is them rewarded for that.
|5 days 14 hours ago||But root for them you must.||
But root for them you must.
|6 days 8 hours ago||Beat Duke . . . in football?||
Beat Duke . . . in football? Not sure we can.
In basketball, no problem.
|6 days 11 hours ago||Jim Tressel, former ohio||
Jim Tressel, former ohio sTATe coach?
Were you not paying attention?
|6 days 13 hours ago||Refuses to play? How do you||
Refuses to play? How do you do that?
|6 days 13 hours ago||The game was close last year||
The game was close last year too, with an injured Michigan QB, and close the year before that with a freshman OSU QB.
Um, I think the game will be close.
|6 days 13 hours ago||You know all those NFL||
This^. You know all those NFL stadiums that have jail cells in them to process drunk/violent/destructive fans? In Columbus all those fans don't have an NFL team to root for. So they all become Buckeye fans.
|6 days 13 hours ago||I think that performance cost||
I think that performance cost him his job.
Oh, wait . . . you mean Borges. I thought you were talking about Mattison.
|6 days 13 hours ago||Trajectory does matter. We||
Trajectory does matter. We looked like there was actual improvement. First time all year.
|6 days 13 hours ago||We actually hit a point in||
We actually hit a point in the game where I did not know what we were going to do next. The play calling helped the "execution".
|6 days 13 hours ago||I still wonder if it is Hoke||
I still wonder if it is Hoke forcing the stagnant Offense and not Borges.
You can't tell me they put in all those plays we saw this week. It's like they had them practiced and ready to go all year long, but hoke would not let them run them because it went against his "philosophy".
|6 days 19 hours ago||OK, but no more||
OK, but no more "experimental" games next year. They all count. Be a mad scientist in practice.
|6 days 19 hours ago||When Hoke and Borges don't||
When Hoke and Borges don't get caught up in their own Dogma and just try to win the F'ing game with the weapons they have, they do all right.
It took an undefeated Ohio State game to get their attention, but maybe they can keep focused.
|6 days 19 hours ago||Borges called a good game.||
Borges called a good game. And he showed that he can call a good game. It's up to the coaches to keep this pace up and not go into a Manball shell next year based on "philosophy".
|6 days 19 hours ago||And the crowd was into it.||
And the crowd was into it. We did not win, but we made a great showing. Great envrionment
|6 days 19 hours ago||Big confidence maker.||
Big confidence maker.
|6 days 19 hours ago||Goodbye, thread.||
|6 days 19 hours ago||Warrior indeed.||
Warrior indeed. He deserves a week in the hot tub.
And a full rub down from Kate Upton.
|6 days 19 hours ago||It was NOT a sea of red,||
It was NOT a sea of red, FTR.
Yes there are some fair weather fans. There is a whole bunch more loyal fans who showed up and cheered their hearts out. They made it tough on Ohio State. They deserve full credit.
|6 days 19 hours ago||Great call.You don't even||
You don't even need this post. You can take it down.
|6 days 20 hours ago||Scored too soon.||
Scored too soon.
|6 days 20 hours ago||Scored too soon.||
Scored too soon.
|6 days 20 hours ago||Let him in. Save time on the||
Let him in. Save time on the clock.
|6 days 21 hours ago||Run that play the Nebraska||
Run that play the Nebraska ran on us in 2011.
|6 days 21 hours ago||GO FOR IT!!! Play to F-ing||
GO FOR IT!!!
Play to F-ing win.
|6 days 21 hours ago||This is your big moment, Al||
This is your big moment, Al Borges. Right here. Right now.
|6 days 21 hours ago||At least we got past the 50||
At least we got past the 50 in the second half.
Whoo Hoo!! Victory!
|6 days 21 hours ago||No dumb peanlties. No smart||
No dumb peanlties. No smart ones either.
|6 days 21 hours ago||Seconded. We need everybody.||
Seconded. We need everybody.
|6 days 21 hours ago||^^^TING. You can't be||
You can't be satisfied just because you are not being blown out like you thought you'd be. You have to take advantage of every chance. We're not going to win a possesion game.
|6 days 21 hours ago||That's the difference maker||
That's the difference maker right there. If we come out and get a score, it sends the message that it's going to be a full game. This is not last year.
|6 days 22 hours ago||Hit 'em with a third big||
Hit 'em with a third big play.
|6 days 22 hours ago||2008 Capital One Bowl-esque||
2008 Capital One Bowl-esque 1st quarter.
Who are those guys?
|6 days 22 hours ago||Were we just sandbagging all||
Were we just sandbagging all year?
I know the Ohio game means everything, but this is ridiculous.
|6 days 23 hours ago||We're undefeated when Fitz||
We're undefeated when Fitz scores a TD.
|6 days 23 hours ago||If we're going to win, this||
If we're going to win, this is how we're going to do it . . . stubborn D, through the air to Gallon, Funchess, and Dileo, and on the feet of Devin Gardner.
|6 days 23 hours ago||I don't do coronations.||
I don't do coronations.
|6 days 23 hours ago||Fuck YOU Ohio.||
Fuck YOU Ohio.
|6 days 23 hours ago||Don't get conservative here.||
Don't get conservative here.
|6 days 23 hours ago||FUCK. THIS. SHIT. UP.||
FUCK. THIS. SHIT. UP.
|1 week 1 hour ago||Desmond making his case||
Desmond making his case strongly to remove Borges . . . indirectly by talking about Mushcamp's staff. All the other talking heads are saying stay the course with Mushcamp and his staff.
Except Desmond: "The players are a reflection of the coaches". I think it's pretty clear where Desmond stands with Borges. And he's not exactly a radical outsider amongst the Michigan inner circle.
|1 week 2 hours ago||Bo and Al can have a nice||
Bo and Al can have a nice commiserating lunch together after the season os over.
|1 week 2 hours ago||+1||
|1 week 3 hours ago||They have Fickel and we have||
They have Fickel and we have Mattison. Not all is lost.
|1 week 1 day ago||If nothing else, go to show||
If nothing else, go to show your support for Taylor Lewan.
He stuck by us when he had better things to do, now stick by him even if you have something better to do.
|1 week 2 days ago||Because we make our players||
Because we make our players "Play School".
Ohio State is an SEC-ethics team in the milquetoast Big Ten. I wish this were not the case, but in my heart of hearts I absolutely believe this to be true.
|1 week 2 days ago||Plus, a less than 14 point||
Plus, a less than 14 point loss by a dreadful Michigan team to Ohio State pretty much knocks OSU out of the NC picture unless FSU loses. They may even get jumped by a 1 loss SEC team if they also struggle to beat MSU.
Since we can't ruin your season by beating you, we've figured out a way to do it by losing. That's progress I guess.
|1 week 2 days ago||Yeah, that statement was not||
Yeah, that statement was not just an arbitrary choice of words. The rest of the statement was written like a Federal Reserve press release with everything parsed just so. That statement is no exception.
|1 week 2 days ago||This is good news and bad||
This is good news and bad news.
The bad news: Hoke is Brandon's guy and there is no way Brandon is ever going to admit a mistake on Hoke unless he starts having losing seasons.
The good news: Brandon cares about the bottom line a whole bunch. A bunch of 8-4 seasons won't bring in the attendence to finance Dave's big spending plans. So Brandon will help his guy Hoke be successful by "suggesting" changes to the coaching staff and throwing a bunch of money at whomever they pick.
|1 week 2 days ago||Ohio State has a pretty solid||
Ohio State has a pretty solid football tradition with Woody and even Tressel. But they seem just fine with hiring an elite coach in Meyer and letting him coach his way. Even though his schemes are not just a rehash of what Woody and Tressel did.
They are *gasp* betraying their own DNA. And they are winning.
|1 week 2 days ago||Peppers is from New Jersey.||
Peppers is from New Jersey. He does not have a life long love of Michigan where he feels the need to stick with the program out of dogged loyalty because the "road ahead is looking tough".
He is just trying to do what's best for him and his future. He has other options. That does not make him a bad character guy.
I am not from Michigan, and knew little about the school before I attended it. I chose it because it was in the top ten in the program that I was interested in. If soemthing would have happened to the program that changed that, I would have gone somewhere else. I had other options. That would not have made me a bad character guy.
For the record, I think the tempest has passed and both Hoke and Peppers will be here next season.
|1 week 2 days ago||Ain't it grand!!||
Ain't it grand!!
|1 week 2 days ago||Borges' demeanor during his||
Borges' demeanor during his presser looks like he's come to the same realization.
I did not think that Hoke and the AD would make a move on Borges, given their narrative of youth and inexperience trumping all. But given Borges' demeanor in his presser and Brandon's carefully worded statement, I'm am beginning to think they are going to move on Borges.
Brandon is anything if not a bottom line guy. Given the crap home schedule next year, the last thing he needs is fans staying away for yet another reason. A new OC would inject some interest into a mundane season next year, as opposed to the old OC keeping even more fans away.
|1 week 2 days ago||Our recruiting gets an A. Our||
Our recruiting gets an A.
Our Defense gets a B+, looking like it's moving toward an A.
Our problems have been on Offense. If we just had the same mediocre Offense that MSU has, we'd be undefeated or only have 1 close loss.
We don't need to trash our recruiting and our Defense, we just need to fix our Offense. If Hoke finds someone who can do that (and stays the hell out of his way), then we're on a good path.
That's what I'm hoping for.
|1 week 2 days ago||It's not because of 7-5 this||
It's not because of 7-5 this year. It's because we'll never see 12-0 in the future. (Unless things change in ways that do not look to be happening.)
I'd invest in a 7-5 season(s) if it meant a path to 11-1 and 12-0. But there does not appear to be any path.
That's why the "overreaction" this year to a record many of us thought we might have anyway.
|1 week 2 days ago||I think 1990 may have been||
I think 1990 may have been too.
|1 week 2 days ago||His demeanor was very||
His demeanor was very different than in other pressers. He seems to know something we don't.
Dead man walking.
|1 week 2 days ago||Al Borges is a good Offensive||
Al Borges is a good Offensive coordinator. But he is not a good Offensive teacher.
That's not going to work in College Football. He'd be better off in the Pros.
|1 week 2 days ago||Is the negativity too much to||
Is the negativity too much to avoid?
“I just don’t read the paper.
Somebody probably had to sit him down and explain what the internet is, and what a Blogger does. And he still did the interview. So props for that.
|1 week 3 days ago||I think there is a lot of||
I think there is a lot of truth to this.
Borges is an intellectual coach with complex schemes and play designs. He likes to mix in lots of different looks.
I think his stuff overwhelms young inexperienced players, especially when they make up most of an entire unit. He'd actually be a better NFL OC than a CFB OC in my opinion.
|1 week 3 days ago||They always make you shave||
They always make you shave there before you're taken to the chair.
|1 week 3 days ago||He does seem to know||
He does seem to know something we don't. Dead man walking.
|1 week 3 days ago||Yeah, they were quick to dump||
Yeah, they were quick to dump Woody-ball in the river. Could it be that they are actually more evolved that us?
|1 week 3 days ago||But if it's in your belly,||
But if it's in your belly, you still have it.
Until you poop. Maybe the saying should be changed to "You can't have your cake and still poop."
I'm off to wikipedia to change it.
|1 week 3 days ago||He's very self-aware. Hoke||
He's very self-aware.
Hoke may seem just fine with everything, but Borges is not. He knows his offense has been historically bad and that won't fly around these parts.
Trouble is, I'm not sure he knows what to do about it. He keeps blaming it on inexperience and execution. That may be true, but it's his job to develop the players and come up with a game plan they can execute. In late November, nobody is a freshman any more.
His predictable yet simultaneously erratic play calling has not helped his players. They can never get in any kind of rhythm. Honest to God, I believe that if they could just string 2 or 3 good drives together, they would catch fire.
|1 week 3 days ago||It is likely that Hoke is||
It is likely that Hoke is directing much of what Borges does. Left on his own, Borges may have a different game plan.
If Hoke does replace Borges, then here's hoping he learned the same lesson RR appears to have learned at AZ . . . hire a good coordinator and then get the hell out of the way.
|1 week 3 days ago||Nice.||
|1 week 3 days ago||If you are trying to make||
If you are trying to make Gibbons miss, do you show a video of Blonde girls?
|1 week 3 days ago||Your Offensive Line plays||
Your Offensive Line plays like cardboard, Dave.
|1 week 3 days ago||^^^THIS.We've been told in||
We've been told in word and deed by Brandon and the AD that we really don't matter.
But to hear Brady Hoke say it? It's crushing.
|1 week 3 days ago||Fickle fans are not||
Fickle fans are not inherently a bad thing.
When you are trying to fill a stadium that holds 100.000 people you need some fickle fans. There aren't enough die hards that will fill it up no matter how poorly the team is doing. You need those fans that want to follow a winning team.
It does not matter if you are Michigan or Eastern Michigan, you're not going to fill up a stadium with a program that is not winning.
|1 week 3 days ago||He did not say price was the||
He did not say price was the only factor. He said it was the tipping point.
Very low chance of winning and very high price, combined, put him over the edge.
|1 week 3 days ago||I hope the focus is put on||
I hope the focus is put on the fans that do show up, not the ones that do not. They deserve better than to be called names. Hoke should walk around and thank them in person.
I don't like it when Hoke and the team make statements like "this is just for us players, we don't care about anyone on the outside." There are thousands and thousands of fans on the outside who care about you. You should care about them. Each one of those thousands and thousands of fans made an investment in you.
Don't write them off because 6,000 out of 100,000 sold their tickets on Stubhub.
|1 week 3 days ago||Yes, it is about supply and||
Yes, it is about supply and demand. And Brandon being Brandon will test the limits of that demand. And if form holds, in the most rude, insulting way possible.
Until it all blows up in his face. Unlike "Dynamic Pricing", demand does go down.
|1 week 3 days ago||Maybe Desmond will bring it||
Maybe Desmond will bring it up on Gameday.
|1 week 3 days ago||Perhaps.||
But a writer as good as Brian Cook could come up with a hundred other less creepy ways to make the same point.
|1 week 3 days ago||I'm pretty sure that Brian||
I'm pretty sure that Brian would be at the game even if he blogged about Flourless Almond Cookies for a living.
Out of loyalty to the team. Just like he said.
|1 week 3 days ago||The 2014 schedule alone would||
The 2014 schedule alone would force a market correction. Add in a limping Michigan team on top of that? Hello Purdue-level market correction.
|1 week 3 days ago||How come Dynamic Pricing||
How come Dynamic Pricing never goes down? Shouldn't an OSU ticket from the AD be $60 now?
|1 week 4 days ago||If Boise State was||
If Boise State was undefeated, we would not think it's unfair. Why is it unfair to Ohio State? They both have run up winning streaks against weak competition, and have both failed miserably on the national stage when they've had their shot.
There is more to it than just being undefeated. Ask Notre Dame.
|1 week 4 days ago||If Auburn beats Alabama, I'll||
If Auburn beats Alabama, I'll just sit back and eat popcorn and enjoy the shitshow.
It will be fun to hear the howls of indignation from either the SEC media slappys or Urban the politician Meyer.
One of those slimeballs is going to get screwed. The exact same way they have screwed others in the past. What goes around . . .
|1 week 4 days ago||Once every 30 years? I can||
Once every 30 years? I can live with that.
I DO NOT want OSU in the NC game. I don't even want an outside chance of that. If they make it and win, that would be most unpleasent for us. If they make it and lose (yet again), it would be even worse for the Big Ten. Besides being a national laughingstock, the Big Ten would be a risk of being shut out of even the 4-team playoff in the future (or at least always getting the worst seed, as the #4 against the #1 team).
|1 week 4 days ago||Meh. They're supposed to try||
Meh. They're supposed to try to score on us. It's up to us to stop them, not hope they don't actually try to beat us.
|1 week 4 days ago||In 2006, it would not be||
In 2006, it would not be possible. In 2013, it is very possible. This will be the media SEC hype machine's case if it happens:
- The SEC has won 7 NC's in a row. Several of those NC's were won by 1-loss, even 2-loss SEC teams. They've proven the hype. It would be criminal for the SEC to be left out of the NC game after their record on the field.
- Last year, Notre Dame was the undefeated team du-jour that got the bid over a better team that happened to have 1 loss. They got killed. This can't happen all over again.
- Ohio State has crapped the bed the last two times they were in the NC game. They are overrated and benefit unfairly by being in the very weak Big Ten. They are no better in this sense that an undefeated non-AQ qualifyer team.
- Ohio State's biggest win will be over Michigan State . . . who's biggest win was over a (4-loss) overrated Notre Dame team. Auburn's biggest win was over ALABAMA. Three-out-of-the-last-four-NC's Alabama.
Don't kid yourself, they will be able to make a compelling case.
Here is where it gets interesting for Michigan. We are so bad that we don't even have to beat them to knock them out of the NC game. We just have to play them relatively close. We have the D to do it. The O needs an out of body experience, ala the ND game.
|1 week 4 days ago||Wow, good news in November.||
Wow, good news in November. Is that allowed?
|1 week 4 days ago||He may be a big part of the||
He may be a big part of the reason.
|1 week 4 days ago||And Mayor Hoke is still just||
And Mayor Hoke is still just hanging out at the cabana, eating peanuts and drinking beer. No urgency to PREPARE FOR FUCKING HURRICANE!!!.
|1 week 4 days ago||" Wilton Speight took home||
" Wilton Speight took home Virginia player of the year honors"
Interesting. It wasn't Hand.
|1 week 5 days ago||I'm a maple syrup fan. Is||
I'm a maple syrup fan. Is that good enough? Can I join too?
|1 week 5 days ago||Beilein did it. You can be||
Beilein did it. You can be sure that it was not easy for him to do. But he did it because it was the right thing to do. That's what leadership and accountability are all about. Especially when you are getting paid millions of dollars to do it.
If you are just going to stand on the sidelines and watch the world go by, I'm willing to do that for half price.
|1 week 5 days ago||Hoke will get all five years.||
Hoke will get all five years. Period.
It will take that long to see for sure what he can do with his own guys fully in the system. We won't know if we make any moves before then.
One thing is for sure though, five years is enough to know. By 2015 Hoke's guys will be Juniors and Seniors, there will be 4*/5* depth at just about every position, Morris will have been in the system for three years, even the schedule will be favorable. All excuses are null and void.
2015 is the clean, clear cutoff. By the end of the 2015 season, if we are still saying wait until next year on Hoke, there should not be a next year.
|1 week 5 days ago||I'm not that uptight about||
I'm not that uptight about the Queen's proper English on a sports blog, but yeah you have to at least be in the general ballpark.
Whitty and mecha? That's downright abusive. Especially when calling people out about lack of intellectual conversation.
|1 week 5 days ago||There is nothing wrong with||
There is nothing wrong with Hoke. He just needs to be reminded of how much he wanted to be here, and what it will take to stay here.
Brandon should make him start walking back to San Diego. Then tell him he can turn around when he starts acting like he wants to be here.
Hint: setting records for offensive futility with the third highest paid OC in the country and declaring everything is just fine is not acting like he wants to be here.
|1 week 5 days ago||Great product idea: somebody||
Great product idea: somebody should come up with a toilet seat that is painted to look like the Shoe. It would not be very hard, the shape's the same.
|1 week 5 days ago||Florida will make a coaching||
Florida will make a coaching change and return to elite promptly. Because they are Florida.
They're not blindly clinging to the Florida of 40 years ago. Because there was no Florida 40 years ago.
|1 week 5 days ago||But in 2005 we had an extra||
But in 2005 we had an extra reserve of inner strength. We were Big Ten champs and played in the Rose Bowl the two previous years. We could chalk it up to "just one of those years where shit happens", like 1984, 1987, etc. Next year will be fine. (And it was.)
The problem with 2013 is that any reserve of optimism has long been drained. It's hard to think that next year or the year after will be much different.
|1 week 5 days ago||"Not until the health of the||
"Not until the health of the corporation is threatened will anything really change."
This may come sooner rather than later. Like a teenager with a part time job, we spend the money as fast as it comes in. We have little margin of error to absorb things like a 20% reduction in football ticket sales.
|1 week 5 days ago||I think the problem is the||
I think the problem is the line of sight of what's on the horizon.
In the beginning of the year, did we think we might lose to Iowa at Iowa? Yes.
Do we think that the team will be better next year? Yes.
So why are we so mopey? Because of line of sight of what's on the horizon. We see a program that will be better, but not elite. Because we don't see anything in the way of elite coaching.
In the meantime, Ohio State has moved into elite territory. And we're not keeping up. Add in that we're now being outclassed by Sparty as well, and you have a morose fan base.
The most frustrating thing is that we could be elite, but we are chained to dogma and stubbornness. Nobody seems accountable for results. And we were promised differently.
|1 week 5 days ago||Brandon is anything if not a||
Brandon is anything if not a bottom line bean counter guy. Hoke will not want to make any changes, but Brandon may force him if people stop showing up.
Sports is about ego extension. The team wins, I win. Other than a core of die hards, the great mass of people don't want to spend much time following a team that does not win. You can't get the kind of R.O.I. that Brandon needs with just the core die hards. You need those general interest bandwagon fans. Lots of 'em.
The football team is the franchise. Brandon will protect it, because he is Brandon, even if reluctantly so.
|1 week 5 days ago||F this weekend.||
F this weekend.
No de-committs please.
No de-committs please.
No de-committs please.
Is it midnight yet?
|1 week 5 days ago||That's why I like NCAA||
That's why I like NCAA football. It's closer to the wide open CFL style of play (more because of mismatches than intentional style, but whatever).
Except for the NCAA football they currently play in Ann Arbor.
|1 week 5 days ago||Lots of 2-and-outs. Shhhhhhh!||
Lots of 2-and-outs.
Shhhhhhh! Don't tell Borges that 2-and-out is possible in football.
|1 week 5 days ago||Not exactly a Christian||
Not exactly a Christian Latner shot, now was it?
|1 week 5 days ago||That settles it, then.||
That settles it, then. Michigan - Ohio State at 8:00 PM on ABC.
I like it.
|1 week 5 days ago||Look, a night game in||
Look, a night game in November. In Canada.
Bunch of pussies, Big Ten.
|1 week 5 days ago||I picked a bad week to stop||
I picked a bad week to stop sniffing glue.
|1 week 5 days ago||You are||
You are . . . Penn State!
That probably did not help your hangover.
|1 week 5 days ago||Instead of faking the Bubble||
Instead of faking the Bubble Screen . . . actually throw the Bubble Screen!
I kid, we would never do that.
|1 week 5 days ago||Holy crap, I've created a||
Holy crap, I've created a monster with the "You are . . . " stuff.
|1 week 5 days ago||I like that better. Changed||
I like that better. Changed it.
|1 week 5 days ago||Yeah, at least I'd rather||
Yeah, at least I'd rather lose an Indiana-type game or Notre Dame-type game than an Iowa-type game or a Nebraska-type game. At least it's more entertaining for the fans that show up.
And we actually won the Indiana and Notre Dame-type games, so who knows?
|1 week 5 days ago||Good balance of offense and||
Good balance of offense and defense.
Oh, so that's how that works.
|1 week 5 days ago||Single coverage on Funchess||
Single coverage on Funchess is our great hope. Arm punt it and hope for a catch or a PI.
|1 week 5 days ago||Is Meyer going to sit this||
Is Meyer going to sit this one out and go back to the broadcast booth? Probably won't make much difference and it'll be warmer.
|1 week 5 days ago||Death Penalty crime.||
Death Penalty crime.
|1 week 5 days ago||Good post Rich.||
Good post Rich.
Great job against Oregon yesterday. Give Rita and the kids our best.
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|1 week 5 days ago||Is the A-11 legal in||
Is the A-11 legal in college?
|1 week 5 days ago||Now THAT's what I'm talking||
Now THAT's what I'm talking about. Crazy and inventive.
On the old Hollywood Squares gameshow, which is just tic-tac-toe, whenever a contestant would do something bat-shit crazy, the MC would not call them out in public. Instead he would gently say "Interesting strategy. This could work out."
Interesting strategy, MGoNukeE. This could work out.
|1 week 5 days ago||I'd kidnap Borges.||
I'd kidnap Borges.
Snark free answer: I think the D is doing enough to win, and will continue to do so against OSU. But the O's gotta help. The D can't do it all. All those 3 and outs will tire any D and make it lose its will in the 4th quarter.
|1 week 5 days ago||Thanks.I'll run it past||
I'll run it past Coach Hoke, er, I mean, my boss in Accounting.
You gonna eat that?
|1 week 5 days ago||That's OK. Mattison busts my||
That's OK. Mattison busts my ass all the time, er, I mean my wife busts my ass all the time.
So, about 3rd and long?
|1 week 5 days ago||I'm not Al Borges. No, not||
I'm not Al Borges. No, not me. That would be crazy. I'd never do anything like that. Not me.
So, um, anyway, if I was Al Borges, what would you do?
You know, I'm just asking. Just for fun and all. I don't really care about your opinions on a blog. Especially your opinions about 3rd and long.
|1 week 6 days ago||But we only need to win it||
But we only need to win it once this year.
|1 week 6 days ago||Maybe we can fix that on||
Maybe we can fix that on Saturday.
|1 week 6 days ago||Arizona would kill Michigan||
Arizona would kill Michigan right now.
But it's OK, we don't have all "our players" yet.
Oh wait, neither does Arizona.
|1 week 6 days ago||Indeed.||
|1 week 6 days ago||Here's an idea: Have Borges||
Here's an idea: Have Borges cough up some of that Third-Highest-OC-in-the-country money and buy up a bunch of these tickets.
Then give them to a bunch of young kids who will never be able to afford to see a Michigan - Ohio State game in person.
You know, develop the fan base for the future. We're going to be really good someday, I'm told.
|1 week 6 days ago||Florida is Florida. They'll||
Florida is Florida. They'll make a coaching change instead of dicking around. They'll get an elite Urban Meyer type coach, because they are Florida, end they'll be right back in the fray.
I'm not crying for Florida. I'm crying for Michigan for our self-inflicted wounds.
|1 week 6 days ago||It's easy to fire someone||
It's easy to fire someone else's hire.
Hoke was Brandon's hire. He won't do anything.
|1 week 6 days ago||Do you seriously think that||
Do you seriously think that there are any style points possible for beating a 7-4 downtrodden Michigan team this year?
The only good thing is that we will drop Ohio State's standing in the rankings simply by showing up on the field next Saturday.
|1 week 6 days ago||Shhhhhh! Don't let Ohio State||
Don't let Ohio State know about it.
|1 week 6 days ago||^^^This. Do you think that||
Do you think that it did not hurt Beilein to get rid of his loyal staff? Of course it did. But it was the right thing to do.
He is in a leadership position. You have to make tough decisions for the good of the program. If you just want to be everyone's best buddy, join a bowling league, have a few beers, and call it a night.
|1 week 6 days ago||Anybody can do it. Just load||
Anybody can do it. Just load up the box to get us in long yardage, then blitz everyone on third down. The O Line and DG will crumble.
|1 week 6 days ago||His throwing has been scared||
His throwing has been scared and tentative since Notre Dame. Now his running has become scared and tentative. He just done as a QB this year.
He needs a good long break. I don't know if the break until the bowl game is enough. I'm not even sure that the break until next season is enough. It may be time to get Morris in the system next year.
|1 week 6 days ago||Then you have lots of doubt.||
Then you have lots of doubt. Because he won't fire him.
|1 week 6 days ago||I wouldn't trust him at||
I wouldn't trust him at checkers either. And we know he sucks at rock, paper, scissors.
I don't know, maybe heads / tails?
|1 week 6 days ago||Gardner has been blitzed so||
Gardner has been blitzed so much this year, he's like a shell-shocked soldier. He's lost all confidence mentally. He's beat physically just as much.
The whole point of Gardner as your QB is the damage he can do with his feet as well as through the air. But he's lost his speed along with his confidence. He's an empty shell at QB.
The coaches need to consider next year that it's now time to get Morris in the system.
|1 week 6 days ago||on D.||
|1 week 6 days ago||This one does not mean||
This one does not mean anything.
|1 week 6 days ago||17 - 0 in the 2nd half. 4||
17 - 0 in the 2nd half. 4 Iowa tunovers did not hurt them. 1 Michigan turnover killed us.
|1 week 6 days ago||Ain't that the truth.||
Ain't that the truth.
|1 week 6 days ago||Gardner is a shell of his||
Gardner is a shell of his former self.
|1 week 6 days ago||Our D deserves better than||
Our D deserves better than this O.
|1 week 6 days ago||WTF???||
|1 week 6 days ago||It's come to this: I'm||
It's come to this: I'm jealous of Iowa's offense.
|1 week 6 days ago||Could you wake up Al while||
Could you wake up Al while you're up?
|1 week 6 days ago||Well the D did it's job by||
Well the D did it's job by holding Iowa with the wind to 7. Up to the O to reciprocate.
|1 week 6 days ago||After further review: That's||
After further review: That's a pick.
|1 week 6 days ago||PRESSURE!!!||
|1 week 6 days ago||Yes. It was a vicious||
Yes. It was a vicious recruiting dog fight between Iowa and Nebraska to get him.
|1 week 6 days ago||95 yards to the end zone. We||
95 yards to the end zone. We can do this, right?
Right? Hello? Anybody?
|1 week 6 days ago||Fitz blocked nobody on that||
Fitz blocked nobody on that blitz.
|1 week 6 days ago||STOP DROPPING THE DAMN||
STOP DROPPING THE DAMN BALL!!!
|1 week 6 days ago||Our O is back on the field.||
Our O is back on the field. Next room in the fun house.
|1 week 6 days ago||That's the way, Mattison!!||
That's the way, Mattison!!
|1 week 6 days ago||Yeah, Al loves to fake stuff||
Yeah, Al loves to fake stuff we don't actually do.
If he'd fake snaps over the QB's head . . . that they'd bite on.
|1 week 6 days ago||Wile puts a lot of back spin||
Wile puts a lot of back spin on the ball. Golf = good. Football punts = not good.
|1 week 6 days ago||Time for another trick pony,||
Time for another trick pony, Al.
|1 week 6 days ago||F.||
|1 week 6 days ago||BTW you guys, when we got the||
BTW you guys, when we got the pick-six, we set the all-time record for most games without a shutout in CFB history.
362 games in a row without a goose egg, I believe.
|1 week 6 days ago||The holder was down. It||
The holder was down. It wasn't a blocked kick.
|1 week 6 days ago||Yeah, but for how our team||
Yeah, but for how our team played this year, we could also have a 2-9 record. For real.
|1 week 6 days ago||Gallon will get the stats,||
Gallon will get the stats, but that play worked because the blitz got picked up.
|1 week 6 days ago||Just jump ball it to||
Just jump ball it to Funchess.
|1 week 6 days ago||We can't have nice things.||
We can't have nice things.
|1 week 6 days ago||That was pretty!||
That was pretty!
|1 week 6 days ago||Their QB sucks under||
Their QB sucks under pressure. I'd blitz all day.
|1 week 6 days ago||Come on O. At least get in||
Come on O. At least get in Gibbons range.
|1 week 6 days ago||JAKE's aWAKE!!!||
|1 week 6 days ago||Just arm punt it.||
Just arm punt it.
|1 week 6 days ago||Those Iowa Linebackers keep||
Those Iowa Linebackers keep sneaking up.
|1 week 6 days ago||Careful, that was a clip.||
Careful, that was a clip.
|1 week 6 days ago||Frank Clark = Good.||
Frank Clark = Good.
|1 week 6 days ago||^^^TING!!!||
|1 week 6 days ago||Good call. Who wins?||
|1 week 6 days ago||Just QB sneak it in.||
Just QB sneak it in.
|1 week 6 days ago||Really? I keep thinking how||
Really? I keep thinking how we should have lost to Akron and UCONN.