|15 weeks 6 days ago||I think this is a pretty||
I think this is a pretty solid hire for both of them. Houston has a history of having effective, innovative offensive minds as their HC that go on to get opportunities at P5 schools if successful (Briles, Sumlin, Herman).
Anyone ever notice how coaches who fail in college rarely get second chances at the same level but NFL coaches routinely get them, and some come out better for it (Belichek, Coughlin, Carroll)?
|15 weeks 6 days ago||I had the same thought||
I had the same thought initially, but I think they were pointing out that Ty was fired with a better overall win pct. while Kelly was extended with a worse one.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||This isn't going to be a||
This isn't going to be a popular opinion but this call was not nearly as egregious as Harbaugh made it seem.
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|34 weeks 1 day ago||At first glance...these are||
At first glance...these are very clean.
I actually don't mind the number change, even in the 4. It's different, but not drastic and still looks traditional and clean, not too flashy.
I just can't get over the color scheme - Love getting back to that deeper (?) maize.
I give them an A-
|34 weeks 1 day ago||Thanks for the heads up!||
Thanks for the heads up! Wanted to outfit the whole family in some new gear so this was helpful with a large order and saved some decent cash.
As someone noted above, the Jordan brand stuff isn't included in the Nike filter. I just called to switch an item and it seems like the promo code is still active even though the sale is technically over if anyone wants to give it a whirl.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Troegs Nugget Nectar out of||
Troegs Nugget Nectar out of PA - a great brew for the spring
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Things comes off as petty.||
Things comes off as petty. Smart took a shot at the whole trip to FL by insinuating some shady stuff was going on...I have no problem with Harbaugh firing back at that. But lunch tweets seemed pretty innocent to me and to call out Butch who was just piggy backing off of Bielma and MD just seems like going after low hanging fruit.
Doesn't really change my opinion of Harbaugh, I'm extactic he's the coach and applaud 99% of the things he is doing to push the envelope. Just didn't care much for this particular response...but like I said, Harbaugh don't care (nor should he).
|1 year 3 weeks ago||I don't know...this might not||
I don't know...this might not be a popular stance but I'm not a huge fan of this one (not that Harbaugh cares or anything). I didn't really think the lunch tweets were negative towards UM so it just kind of comes across as an overreaction on Harbaugh's part.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Not to come on here and hawk||
Not to come on here and hawk my own agenda - but I have a signed Desmond Howard and Woodson jersey I've been meaning to part ways with. I recently moved and forfeited the "man cave" to the kids so I have a bunch of stuff just sitting in a box in my garage. If anyone is interested in purchasing let me know.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Worst part about Newsroom is||
Worst part about Newsroom is when it ends
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Yeah...apparently it's not||
Yeah...apparently it's not the first time the AD has promised something and not followed through.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||I think it's worth noting||
I think it's worth noting that one of the criteria the UMD AD laid out for a new coach was (I'm paraphrasing) "we'll have a fun, exciting offense!" - it's actually one of the reasons this hire has been met with some angst in the area.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Not to highjack the||
Not to highjack the thread...but if I'm Dan Mullen, I actually think the MD job would be a pretty good jump forward from Miss St.
The in-state and surrounding recruiting is comparable, especially when you consider competition and while people say MD is a black hole because of in-division competition, it might be worse in the SEC west.
It's actually a pretty good fit IMO.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Does it have to be a B1G||
Does it have to be a B1G team? The new playoff structure confused me.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||I've been keeping an eye on||
I've been keeping an eye on this as I'm already going to be at the Rose Bowl for an unrelated reason.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Navy pants no stripe...it||
Navy pants no stripe...it would look so clean.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||It has surprised me a little||
It has surprised me a little bit how much the UMD fan base is buying into this idea of being Oregon-east. Living down here in the Baltimore area and being surrounded by Terps and that flag I can say there is definitely some optimism about MD football if Plank gets involved financially.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Jim Harbaugh - Daniel Day||
Jim Harbaugh - Daniel Day Lewis
Hoke - John C. Reily
Brandon - Hugo Weaving (Bad guy from original Matrix)
Hackett - Paul Giamatti
Schlissel - Mandy Patinken
Brian Cook - Jorge Garcia
John U. Bacon - Aaron Eckhart
Shane Morris - Andrew Garfield (latest Spider Man)
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Brady Hoke - John C Reily||
Brady Hoke - John C Reily
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Jim Harbaugh - Daniel Day||
Jim Harbaugh - Daniel Day Lewis
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Drinking Oberon...in Maryland||
Drinking Oberon...in Maryland
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Can someone give me a quick||
Can someone give me a quick review of Bells' Lake Lager?
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Bells brewery||
I've been waiting all week for this thread. After years of reading these threads and hearing about Bells beer I was ecstatic to find out that it was coming to MD and so far it has not disappointed.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Here's a solution with a||
Here's a solution with a Michigan Football story...
So when I was 10 I was fortunate enough to be able to go out to Pasadena for the '97 Rose Bowl. After eating dinner at Wolf Gang Puck, I woke up on gameday with a stomach bug that had me puking up Four Seasons pancakes.
Regardless, we ventured to the Rose Bowl to take in the pre-game festivities. After a while the stomach thing got worse and I had to lie down. My dad, who was always full of weird solutions to things, went around to tailgaters to get two cups and some Coke. Apparently the first tailgate he found with Coke made him proove his allegiance to the Wolverines before helping him out - luckily he succeeded. You pour the coke back and forth until its flat and drink it flat (its the syrup I think).
By the time kick-off rolled around I was good to go...short story long, flat coke works.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||As a Maryland resident (who||
As a Maryland resident (who grew up in NJ) I feel like I should point out that Marylanders are oddly obsessed with their state flag. I'll admit it, it's cool looking, but that's why those jerseys exist.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||I had Opus wine at a||
I had Opus wine at a Christmas dinner a couple years ago which goes for like $250 a bottle and I can honestly say I prefer Yellowtail which is like $12 for a double-bottle. The Opus wine was almost too smooth, it had no flavor.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||Huge Ranger fan here...I||
Huge Ranger fan here...I don't think there is anyone on the team who gives more effort every shift than Hagelin.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||Don't forget about Hunwick!||
Don't forget about Hunwick!
|1 year 48 weeks ago||Drinking Flying Dog||
Drinking Flying Dog Bloodline
|2 years 3 days ago||DC brewery called DC Brau||
DC brewery called DC Brau took over the tap tonight at my local store so I'm drinking their scotch ale.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Je'Ron Stokes?||
Didn't Je'Ron Stokes switch his commitment from Tenn to UM on NSD? If I recall correctly, he was like the 8th ranked WR in the class or something like that.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||The Harbaugh Difference.||
The Harbaugh Difference.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||So does this mean the qoute||
So does this mean the qoute from yesterdays "Searchbits: XII" about guys like Mora, Stoops, and Mullen being out of it isnt true?
|2 years 16 weeks ago||He said the tweet about||
He said the tweet about Belicheck was a joke he assumed everyone would get.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||I don't mean to kill the||
I don't mean to kill the positive vibes...but I used to listen to the Herd regularly and remember him making a similar claim about Floridas last coaching search.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||I could be wrong...but wasn't||
I could be wrong...but wasn't the whole bidding war for Cam Newtons services between Auburn and MSU?
|2 years 16 weeks ago||What about Sumlin? I know||
What about Sumlin? I know he's not on the same level of the coaches you just named but I guess that would depend on the writer's definition of "Tier 1".
Wasn't there some story about Brandon interviewing Sumlin in '07? (probably BS).
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Solid Hire. He would have||
Solid Hire. He would have been my favorite Plan-C type hire.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Because the current coach||
Because the current coach isn't working? "Plan C" - at least in my opinion - just means unproven.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||I've been saying this for the||
I've been saying this for the last two days...everytime one of the big name program HC jobs opens up, the fans/media speculate about A-list candidates and it almost never happens.
I think a lot of UM fans should come to terms with the idea of landing a "Plan C" level guy and they should be OK with that.
Harbaugh would be ideal, but he's not the only guy out there who can lead this program back to prominence.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Here we go again...Hugh||
Here we go again...Hugh Freeze agrees to an extension and raise to stay at OM.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||That's what they said about||
That's what they said about Texas, Florida, and USC and neither we're able to land their top choice.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||I would love Harbaugh or||
I would love Harbaugh or Miles, but I'm not getting my hopes up. Whenever these big name jobs open up people speculate all of these top coaches moving around and it never happens.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Patterson and Whittingham is||
Patterson and Whittingham is just my non-Harbaugh wishlisht. I don't think either of them are coming.
RE: McElwain - I think fans to come to terms with the idea of neither Harbaugh, Miles, Mullen, or any other candidate in those top two tiers coming to UM. You look at the hot coaching candidates these days like Sumlin, Briles, Mullen, Gundy...instead of trying to pry them from their current/established position, go find the next guy whose on his way.
So when you look at that crop of candidates, guys like McElwain, Chuck Martin, Frost, Herman, Doeren...I prefer McElwain. I like that he learned from Saban and has CSU trending upward. I like that his offense fits the current personnel and that it's effective. CSU's offense was at the bottom of the barrel and after one transition year they've been top 20 the past two seasons. I think he's projecting to be a successful coach in college football.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||I'm getting the same pole||
I'm getting the same pole (that's what she said).
|2 years 17 weeks ago||I said this in the "if hoke||
I said this in the "if hoke is retained" thread...waiting until the team meeting made the most sense of the situation and explains why the AD has been quiet and why it has been business as usual in Ann Arbor today.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||I obviously have no idea but||
I obviously have no idea but if I am going to stick with my theory...a series of last minute cancelations would get all the spectators and commentators buzzing.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||Isn't the final team meeting||
Isn't the final team meeting on Tuesday?
|2 years 17 weeks ago||Blue Moon Winter Sampler. The||
Blue Moon Winter Sampler.
The cinnamon something-or-whatever and the gingerbread ale are pretty good acually...and I like their winter ale.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||1. Jim H 2. John H 3. Gary||
1. Jim H
|2 years 25 weeks ago||The reality of the situation||
The reality of the situation is that no school pulls coaches from those types of positions. For some reason people always want to assume that people will just jump ship for the slightest improvement in "prestige" but it rarely happens.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||I think if Shane can be more||
I think if Shane can be more decisive in his reads and accurate with the quick throws than DG has been lately it might help to keep the defense honest.
|3 years 7 weeks ago||That's a sack and a half||
That's a sack and a half better than Clowney...just saying, sacks aren't the only measurement of success even for a pass rusher.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||According to Rivals... Coming||
According to Rivals...
Coming off a 11-2 B1G title year...OSU's class was #26
Coming off of an apperance in the title game...LSU's class was #18
Oklahoma and Georgia have not recurited top 10 classes in over 3 years
The year before they played in the title game...the Domers had the #20 class.
My point is that consistantly hauling in top 5 (hell, top 10) classes is extremely difficult and rare. One low ranked class (due primarily because of numbers crunch) does not signal the end of the world.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||well just for context, this||
well just for context, this was a tackle drill I believe and the same commentators were saying they think his natural fit is at RT.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||Schofield @ Senior Bowl||
I don't really know where else to put this...but I'm home for the week helping to take care of our newborn and am watching the Senior Bowl Practice...
I feel like it is worth mentioning that Michael Schofield is doing fantastic and is being applauded unanimously from the commentating crew including several comments about "great technique" after stoning Hageman.
I figured it was worth bringing up with so many concerned about Funk's tutledge.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||As a Towson alum...I kindly||
As a Towson alum...I kindly ask that you stay the Fuck away from Ambrose.
What he has accomplished in his time there is pretty remarkable.
I was shocked UConn didn't inquire about his services when they were looking for a HC.
|3 years 14 weeks ago||Yule Tide...Red IPA spiced||
Yule Tide...Red IPA spiced with ginger and aged in jamaican rum barrels...by Heavy Seas Brewery from down here in Baltimore
|3 years 14 weeks ago||I love sitting back watching||
I love sitting back watching these big-time program coaching searches. Every time a top program has an opening the fans and media go nuts with possibilities and they all start speculating about other AQ coaches moving...but it rarely ever happens.
Most of these spots go to head coaches from smaller schools or coordinators. It's very rare to see one of these open spots go to a coach who is already a HC at an established program.
Dont get me wrong, it happens...Sarkisian (i guess), Miles from OkSt (i guess), Saban from MSU to LSU (i guess).
Look at some of the top coaches at established programs (aside from Meyer and Saban who were basically unemployed at the time)
- Stoops - DC
- Dantonio - DC
- Gundy - OC
- Fishcer - OC
- Sumlin - HC Houston
- Tressel - HC Youngstown State
- Malzahn - HC Ark State
- Chip Kelly - OC/HC @ New Hampshire
- Briank Kelly - HC Cinncinatti
- Pinkel - HC Toledo
- Briles - HC Houston
- Petersen - HC Boise
- Swinney - Clemson Asst. Coach
- Shaw - DC
While anything could happen...I doubt Sumlin, Briles, Fisher, Malzhan, or Shaw will be wearing burnt orange next season.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||While I love the||
While I love the optimism...haven't we seen Al get more experimental with lesser competition? Like CMU this year, we opened up in shotgun and ran no-huddle. If they wanted to experiment wouldn't that be a better environmet to do so with less risk involved?
|3 years 30 weeks ago||Very cool...hope you're||
Very cool...hope you're enjoying it as much as I did.
|3 years 30 weeks ago||Sam Adams Octoberfest...not||
Sam Adams Octoberfest...not my favorite fall seasonal anymore, but I've always had one for game 1.
That and some homemade buffalo chicken dip.
|3 years 30 weeks ago||MgoTowsonAlums unite! Fight||
MgoTowsonAlums unite! Fight on Towson Tigers!
|4 years 11 weeks ago||It's not bad...just||
It's not bad...just disapointing and over priced. The store rated it an A- so I figured I'd give it a shot.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||Lagunitas Sumpin' Ale||
Lagunitas Sumpin' Ale
|4 years 11 weeks ago||Hop Hog IPA from the||
Hop Hog IPA from the Lancaster Brewing Company...those amish know how to brew
|4 years 14 weeks ago||While I do find it amusing||
While I do find it amusing that "Dogs in the city" had double the viewership...I don't see how the ratings for games 1 & 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals between two of the smallest NHL markets in the country proves that the league is "dying".
|4 years 18 weeks ago||I know its hard to get||
I know its hard to get excited about MD right now, but I think the long-term potential of UMD in the B1G has great upside.
|4 years 19 weeks ago||Shiner Bock Holiday||
Shiner Bock Holiday Cheer...highly recommended.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||surprise surprise...its||
surprise surprise...its delicious.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||I told myself I wouldn't||
I told myself I wouldn't start until gametime but I have a twleve of New Belgium's Red Hoptober that I'm eager to break into.
|4 years 30 weeks ago||ND v navy/College Gameday in||
ND v navy/College Gameday in the am
Beach with the Watch ESPN App
Michigan v Bama with some Dogfish Head Punkin Ale
|4 years 30 weeks ago||I have a long running dispute||
I have a long running dispute with my college roommate/best man with Tennessee football so they're probably my #1 ooc game followed by
|4 years 30 weeks ago||Yuengling||
Yuengling Octoberfest...weekend starts early because of the Baltimore Grand Prix
GO BLUE BEAT BAMA
|4 years 45 weeks ago||Writing up a tutorial on the||
Writing up a tutorial on the latest changes to social security pay outs so front line staff can properly assist customers while simultaneously day dreaming about opening up my own sporting good store.
|4 years 45 weeks ago||With a 4 team playoff,||
With a 4 team playoff, there's a much higher chance this game turns into an annual battle of the conference runner ups.
|4 years 45 weeks ago||Bringing in UVA would not||
Bringing in UVA would not capture the Baltimore/DC market unless you're going after the lacrosse team which probably has a bigger following than the football team...same with Maryland. Not every DMA can be sold on every sport.
Having said that, if you're looking to "capture" the Bmore/DC college football market your best bet would be VaTech (just from personal observation).
|4 years 46 weeks ago||Cheap Chardonnay...I like||
Cheap Chardonnay...I like wine in the spring and summer. Plus I'm saving the Heavy Seas Dubbel Cannon for tomorrow's Rangers game.
|4 years 48 weeks ago||Like, don't love, the Giants||
Like, don't love, the Giants pick of David Wilson...would have like to have seen them go Oline but that can be addressed in round 2.
|4 years 50 weeks ago||Good call on the Shiner...I'm||
Good call on the Shiner...I'm going with Goose Island 312, saw it mentioned in one of the drinking threads and then saw it in stores and decided to give it a go...perfect for a sunny 70+ degree afternoon.
|4 years 51 weeks ago||It's pretty cool that they||
It's pretty cool that they engrave the players # on the helmet as well.
|5 years 5 days ago||Celebrating an OT win for the||
Celebrating an OT win for the Rangers with some Troegs Nugget Nectar
|5 years 2 weeks ago||The front page of||
The front page of MGoBlog...this is truly the most proud I have ever been for being a Towson Alum
|5 years 8 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
IIRC Thompson was pretty high on UM early on...did he choose Syracuse over Michigan or was it more about the coaching staff cooling on him?
|5 years 8 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
Oh ok, thanks for the heads up
|5 years 8 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
So was the Norfleet commitment the NSD surprise rumored to be 4* SEC commit? Or are we still waiting on that to unfold?
|5 years 9 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
The scarlet knight recruiting class isn't...I guess I should say wasn't...bad at all.
|5 years 13 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
|5 years 13 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
It would be cool if they based the match-ups on the conference rankings from the year before.
|5 years 13 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
January 1st (or 2nd this year) is always a good one...especially with the addition of the winter classic.
|5 years 14 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
The Paul finnebaum "show" (if that's what you want to call it) is the worst sports radio program I have ever heard.
|5 years 15 weeks ago||The Teal Phase?||
I think comparing this to the Pistons "teal phase" is a little over the top. The Pistons changing their uniform design, logo and color scheme hardly compares to UM introducing another alternate jersey. I agree that the amount of jersey changes is over the top, specifically the road MSU's, those I really don't understand.
Do we know for sure these are limited to the Sugar Bowl? What if these were going to be the new aways and they just decided to unveil them at the Sugar Bowl?
I also don't agree with the idea that we know for 100% certainty that this would happen if we were designated the home team.
Similarly to the UTL jersey's, the outcry over this seems a little excessive.
|5 years 15 weeks ago||Loose Cannon! Baltimore||
Loose Cannon! Baltimore Brewery!
|5 years 15 weeks ago||I think Dogfish head is the||
I think Dogfish head is the only benefit of living in the NE corner of Maryland.
|5 years 15 weeks ago||Dog Fish Head...India Brown||
Dog Fish Head...India Brown Ale
|5 years 16 weeks ago||LOVE the commentary on this||
LOVE the commentary on this game.
|5 years 16 weeks ago||agreed.||
|5 years 16 weeks ago||Can we play state in a bowl||
Can we play state in a bowl game? I would love another shot at them with the way the wolverines have progressed.
|5 years 16 weeks ago||The food was great...This||
The food was great...This time in Ann Arbor was the first time I really walked around on a non-gameday type atmosphere...made me enjoy the city even more than before.
|5 years 16 weeks ago||Mad Elf !||
I'm drinking the greatest winter brew known to man...Troegs Brewery's Mad Elf.
On a side note...I had lunch at Grizzly Point (is that right?) brewery on Friday after Thanksgiving, ordered the heavy scottish ale...delicious, I highly recommend for those lucky enough to live near Ann Arbor.
|5 years 18 weeks ago||On a completely related||
On a completely related note...what's up with all the sneak peaks at Oregon?
|5 years 18 weeks ago||I don't post much but...||
|5 years 18 weeks ago||I used to watch EPL games all||
I used to watch EPL games all the time when my son was first born and waking up a 6 am but still not able to watch TV....not so much anymore.
|5 years 18 weeks ago||Spongebob isn't that||
Spongebob isn't that bad...
My early morning pre-game is pumpkin spice coffee and a healthy mix of blue's clues, dora the explorer and yo gabba gabba.
I can't wait until next week when my pre-game consists of tailgating in Ann Arbor.
|5 years 19 weeks ago||Hey! We have seats around 2||
Hey! We have seats around 2 sides of our court!
|5 years 19 weeks ago||LET'S GO TOWSON! Sorry...TU||
LET'S GO TOWSON!
Sorry...TU grad here.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||I was just there...||
...I flew out to Rome to kick off a week vacation in Italy on the same day as the Northwestern game this year, which unfortunately aired at 1am in Rome because it was a night game (in America). We stayed at three different hotels and each of them had an "ESPN America" channel that aired college football that night. It's pretty much luck of the draw if they choose to air a UM game but it's worth a shot.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||Well Nebraska can't vote for||
Well Nebraska can't vote for their own since they don't have an alternate and OSU has too many to choose from so they end up cancelling each other out.
Either way I still like the jerseys and wouldn't mind seeing them again in the future as long as they choose to do so sparingly.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||I would love for UM's offense||
I would love for UM's offense to run like this...punishing O-line, power running, setting up the play action. When you run a "manball" offense to the effectiveness of Wisconsin, it's a beautiful thing.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||Loving this methodical Sparty||
Loving this methodical Sparty dessimation
|5 years 27 weeks ago||It's the greatest fall brew||
It's the greatest fall brew hands down...had some on draft from their brew pub a while back...it's epic
|5 years 29 weeks ago||I'm not sure if Ive had the||
I'm not sure if Ive had the india brown ale...I've had quite a few of their brews, I'm only about an hour away from their brewery so they're heavily disperssed in my area. I've been out to their brew pub a couple times this summer and was lucky enough to try some very good unique brews.
|5 years 29 weeks ago||Dogfish Head Punkin Ale...I||
Dogfish Head Punkin Ale...I used to think Sam Adams Oktoberfest was the best brew of the fall until I got into the true microbrews.
|5 years 31 weeks ago||One thing I noticed since||
One thing I noticed since moing to Maryland was the unusual infatuation that Marylanders (?) have with the state flag.
|5 years 40 weeks ago||Thurston clearly wasn't||
Thurston clearly wasn't buckled up...
|5 years 40 weeks ago||this has to be a record for a||
this has to be a record for a "words tweeted/comments posted" ratio
|5 years 40 weeks ago||that does it...||
the marketing efforts for one mid-atlantic community bank have just come to screeching hault.