I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
|13 hours 25 min ago||http://espn.go.com/college-football/photos/gallery/_/id/9869848/||
|1 day 4 hours ago||UConn's AD is a Michigan Man||
He knows what's up.
Dave Brandon was like "look man, you owe us...we played in that dump of a stadium...now take their defensive coordinator so we can win again. Be a Michigan Man and take one for the team."
|1 day 5 hours ago||Repeat post?||
|1 day 5 hours ago||My Initial Picks||
...I put ZERO thought into this...but at least someone can copy and past and make their own picks if they'd like.
|1 day 5 hours ago||Hoke and Borges recruit heavily in Arizona||
And all out west...that to me is the best part of playing in this crap bowl.
|1 day 5 hours ago||Exactly.||
Which is why we need to play well so we can DVR and watch this all offseason when we're board. So we can go into the 2014 season feeling like we're going to be a top 5 team because we've watched us destroy KSU 239 times in 9 months.
|1 day 5 hours ago||Wow||
Horrible argument...how do you pull one year out of all the years we've been in bowls.
Why not pull whatever bowl we were in after the 96-97 season? That springboarded us to a national championship.
Very selective data.
2008? It was Lloyd Carr's last game and we got a new coach with a completely new system and lost our entire team from the year before.
Next year we return 90% of our team, have a solid recruiting class and the same coach will return. How in ANY way does that compare to 2008?
|1 day 5 hours ago||Who is in the Gator Bowl?||
If it's UGA, that's just going to be the icing...
|1 day 5 hours ago||Al could use the exercise...||
and time to think about putting his players in the best position to win and not single handedly losing 2 games for his team.
|1 day 11 hours ago||That said...||
I'd rather play him than Manziel and Mike Evans.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Who makes more boneheaded TOs||
Michigan or the Lions?
|1 day 11 hours ago||Because Furman is AWFUL||
Playing pretty much any other safety we have would be the better option.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Need a stop.||
After that, I go to CJ every single time.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Also||
I also heard the announcers call MSU "Little Brother"
...but what were we talking about again?
|1 day 11 hours ago||Exactly.||
I'm sure the contacting recruits, Fire Hoke chanting and shitty on-field play makes us look a lot worse.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Very much so it did.||
MSU ran the same plays Michigan gashed OSU with all game long and they worked.
But that's scouting and that's football.
Every previous game affects the next one.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Better save a TO||
May need it to clear the field again to try a FG to win the game.
|1 day 11 hours ago||They got Detroit off balance with the pass||
The passes to Cooper and Jackson opened everything up.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Wow||
This is nuts.
Offensive explosion and yellow snow.
|1 day 11 hours ago||That was more roughing than Fairly's||
It's football in the SNOW. Jeez, I'm still steaming on that.
And now they're showing the Suh replay.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Wow...||
|1 day 11 hours ago||The refs STILL suck||
A phantom roughing the passer call. Fairley doesn't even follow through, he also pulls up and barely hits Foles.
Then that holding call? On Suh?! Wait, what? It was a passing play and Suh was blocked 3 yards off the line of scrimmage.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Take THAT REFS||
|1 day 11 hours ago||This is a joke||
Two AWFUL CALLS.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Jeez||
Everyone knew they were running...why were the safties so deep?
|1 day 11 hours ago||It did.||
Fuck Ed HAUKuli.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Wow||
What a BAD call!!
Are you fucking kidding me?
|1 day 11 hours ago||Gotcha...||
...well still Furman should never play unless we're up 4 TDs. Dymonte should play over Furman.
|1 day 11 hours ago||He was in...||
It wasn't even really a question.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Smart kick...||
Just put it in the endzone and call it a day.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Michigan/LSU?||
Georgia and LSU are missing their starting QBs.
But of course our luck will put us against Johnny motherfucking Football.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Question||
Why wasn't Wilson playing in the Ohio game?
Furman is awful...we're going to need Gordon in the box and I only trust Wilson as the deep safety.
|1 day 15 hours ago||Perception maybe?||
Wasn't Rich Rod fired after 3 years and a Gator Bowl appearance. Hoke would be 3 years and a Gator Bowl appearance.
|1 day 15 hours ago||My picks...||
National Championship Game
|1 day 15 hours ago||I'd rather have a big name that Michigan thumps||
beating a crap team does nothing...we need a big name, even if the team isn't any good.
We need to play Texas or Georgia and beat them by 17+ to feel good this offseason.
|1 day 16 hours ago||Double Post||
|1 day 16 hours ago||I'm bored. - Here's what I came up with this morning...77 teams||
Had to go 77 teams, but I figured I still probably left some obvious team out.
|1 day 16 hours ago||I've always said 8 teams...||
In fact, here's what I'd like to do.
70-Team Division 1
(7) 10-Team Conferences (East, West, North, South, Southeast, Midwest, Mideast)
9-game Conference schedule, 3 Non-Conference games, 0 Conference Championship games.
7 Conference Winner + 1 At-Large Team
Use BCS to seed the 8 Playoff Teams
Quarterfinals at home site of higher ranked teams
Semifinals at one stadium (with field turf) on one day (Cotton & Chick-Fil-A get to rotate)
Finals at "BCS" Stadium (Rose/Sugar/Fiesta/Orange get to rotate)
Everyone that doesn't make a playoff, goes to a bowl (currently there are 35 bowls, and 70 teams...so you're not changing anything).
|1 day 16 hours ago||Who cares?||
He did what was right, I'm not going to give him a pat on the back.
RJS won't play either, but its because he's a 3rd string player.
RJS also didn't go apeshit on the bench and give double birds to the world on national TV. Anyone comparing Hall to RJS needs to sit down in a corner and be quiet for an extended period of time.
|2 days 2 hours ago||Fuck Jim Delany.||
...and shave that crap off your head.
|2 days 2 hours ago||You're an idiot.||
Because you really think Mike Hart created that term.
And was Mike Hart the only player to go 0-4 vs. OSU?
He said it ONCE, you act like every time someone says it, it's Hart's fault.
To say you hate a Michigan player is sick, far from a true fan. Go root for little brother.
|2 days 2 hours ago||Now it becomes SEC coverage||
...just as annoying.
|2 days 2 hours ago||It's the year of the Little Brother's||
MSU, Auburn and Baylor all win. Congrats to all of them.
Again, it doesn't mean you can't win...doesn't mean you're not good.
|2 days 2 hours ago||The fact that they're little brother and...||
The fact that they're little brother and it really doesn't mean anything. And the fact that people are still going to use it. And fact that it's true.
Again, doesn't mean they're not good or they can't win. But MSU is always going to be 2nd to Michigan. Auburn is 2nd to Alabama and they just beat them and they're headed to the NC game. Baylor is little brother to Texas and they beat them to win the Big 12 and go to the Fiesta Bowl.
|2 days 2 hours ago||Congrats.||
But we don't need a thread about it.
|2 days 3 hours ago||Urban Meyer to Texas||
Urban Meyer to Texas
|2 days 3 hours ago||No more OSU streak talk...||
...but here comes the SEC streak talk.
I'm now a HUGE FSU fan.
|2 days 3 hours ago||Auburn...||
...is it even a question?
They beat Mizzou and Bama and OSU lost.
|2 days 3 hours ago||Hahahaha||
Urban looks like he's gonna cry!!!
See you can't be proud of little brother sometimes...even when he's annoying and kicks your ass, he still can sometimes do some good.
|2 days 3 hours ago||Yeap.||
We should've beat everyone on our schedule except MSU.
We should be sitting celebrating knowing that we're going to the BCS (we couldn't if OSU was in the NC game and MSU was in the Rose)
|2 days 3 hours ago||Come on Ohio!||
I just want to see Dantonio's face if they score. He'll shit a brick!
|2 days 3 hours ago||I hope Ohio comes back||
How awesome would we all feel if Ohio scores 14 points in 2 minutes? Mmmm, I think I need to clean my underdrawers.
|2 days 3 hours ago||Auburn too||
It's gonna be a long night for some FDs...
|2 days 3 hours ago||Ugh...||
...I just realized something
You guys realize that the first game Meyer loses...is to MSU?
That makes me sick. Dantonio and MSU will always have that nugget.
|2 days 3 hours ago||Yea||
But not a full yard past the marker. It was right on the 35 yard line, which was a 1st down.
|2 days 3 hours ago||Auburn, AL||
is burning right now...
|2 days 3 hours ago||It was a first down...||
But horrible spot.
|2 days 3 hours ago||Clemson may be as good as OSU||
And they've beaten the breaks off EVERYONE...
|2 days 3 hours ago||How?||
Little brother can't beat big brother? Little brother can't be better?
|2 days 3 hours ago||Mike Hart didn't create the term||
#1 Mike Hart didn't create the term.
#2 Little brother can be better and/or beat big brother...it's really not THAT big of a deal. The fact that so many of you get offended is so strange.
They ARE little brother, now whether you think it's okay to call them that, is on you. But they have little brother complex, they have little brother funding and attention and they'll always be #2 and in the show of the University of Michigan. That is fact. Get over it if you don't like it.
What's also fact is that they're better than big brother, they've owned big brother. But it's not about wins and losses.
Schools like Michigan, Texas, Georgia and Alabama will ALWAYS be big brother in their states.
Little brothers win all the time, doesn't change anything (except Texas A&M).
|2 days 3 hours ago||Very||
|2 days 3 hours ago||SPARTY NO!!!!!||
OSU has life.
|2 days 3 hours ago||Nope...||
This year is filled with a bunch of B level teams. IMO, the past 2 Bama teams would smash everyone but FSU this year.
|2 days 3 hours ago||No they don't...||
But Duke's offense is horrible.
|2 days 3 hours ago||I think he is...||
I know Mike Turico is...
|2 days 3 hours ago||Stop it people..||
There's 9 minutes left in this game. You can't declare a winner off of 1 or 2 plays.
Overreacting to the extreme.
|2 days 3 hours ago||That's still not the point...||
Little brother is better and has been better than big brother...that doesn't mean they're not little brother.
That's what they are, they're little brother and always will be. Just like outside of Texas A&M, Texas will always be big brother to the Texas schools.
It doesn't mean Baylor or Texas Tech can't beat them or aren't better.
|2 days 3 hours ago||That's what she...||
...eh, too easy.
|2 days 3 hours ago||Ha||
You must've missed our game last week...that was standard practice.
|2 days 3 hours ago||Why should it die?||
Does it bother you THAT much?
Is it impossible for little brother to beat or be better than big brother?
I think Michigan fans care about it more than MSU fans.
It's really not THAT disrespectful. Little brother doesn't mean you're worse or can't beat big brother.
|2 days 3 hours ago||So now can we stop bitching when WE call them "little brother"||
It's fine. It works.
|2 days 3 hours ago||Yes||
The plays that we gashed OSU on all game last week.
You know what I meant.
|2 days 3 hours ago||Ugh||
Watching MSU run Michigan's plays is disgusting.
|2 days 4 hours ago||Ummm||
I think that was Schutt...not Bosa. It was because we had Pipkins.
|2 days 4 hours ago||How can you say such a thing?||
Gus is awesome. You're so mean, so old, so "down in front."
I bet you're wearing a walkman right now listening to the radio while watching the game.
|2 days 5 hours ago||I get what you're saying...||
...but every team is going to play just as hard vs. us as they do OSU.
If only WE played everyone as hard as we played OSU.
|2 days 6 hours ago||lol||
That was a false start on Miller.
If he catches that and runs for the first down after he's moving foward at the snap...Sparty is going crazy.
That would be one hell of a play to be able to run forward at the snap.
|2 days 6 hours ago||You like their basketball team?||
And you're a Michigan fan?
|2 days 6 hours ago||I would...||
...but I can't I love their coach. He actually reminds me of Beilein. Just a nice guy.
I would want them to win, but I don't want an SEC team in the NC game.
|2 days 6 hours ago||Welll||
Time to get some housework done so I can relax tomorrow...
I'll come back to these games in the 2nd half. Good background noise anyway.
|2 days 6 hours ago||Nope||
He'll be the AD at FAU after turning down EMU.
Both schools have ADs from OSU and have already been in contact with him.
|2 days 6 hours ago||This game makes me sick...||
We should be 11-1 with a loss to MSU and watching this game wondering who's going to the Rose Bowl and if we're going to the Orange or Sugar Bowl.
|2 days 6 hours ago||Alum96||
Can you make this the late games or championship games thread?
May as well talk Pac 12, ACC and B1G all in one thread
|2 days 6 hours ago||I saw delete this and combine all 3 games||
|2 days 7 hours ago||Must score drive for Mizzou||
Even if it's just 3
|2 days 7 hours ago||Eh||
Mason is way shiftier...Perry was a slasher with amazing feet. Mason looks like a WR at times.
|2 days 7 hours ago||As good as LSU or Alabama's defense.||
You take OSU's offense and MSU's defense.
|2 days 7 hours ago||Which is why I don't understand||
...why we're so average and far too few guys seem to be developing into elite playmaking talent.
|2 days 7 hours ago||Uh oh...||
Mizzou had to punt, this game is over. Auburn is also going to run more since they're up.
This is going to be 600 yards of rushing.
|2 days 7 hours ago||Where does Michigan stack up?||
|2 days 7 hours ago||Who cares if there is no defense?||
Not like we're playing...this is fun to watch after watching us all year. Especially when I don't have a rooting interested.
|2 days 7 hours ago||Not sure...||
I know LT went for over 400 in a game though.
|2 days 7 hours ago||He has a sparty killing a beaver with a mizzou helmet tat||
|2 days 7 hours ago||Exactly.||
|2 days 7 hours ago||The pace...||
They go so fast that their defense is always on the field.
That is why I DON'T want Michigan to go this route.
But I DO wish that we would be multiple and go spread/no huddle on a couple possessions a game. It would also help us at the end of the game.
|2 days 7 hours ago||No it wasn't||
The right call.
Only the guy directly across from the guy in the neutral zone can be influenced. In this case, if the OT jumped to respond then it would've been a penalty on Auburn. The WR can't react to a lineman or LB that isn't directly covering him at the LOS.
|2 days 7 hours ago||Auburn||
494 yards after 3 quarters. #StillNotMANBALL
|2 days 7 hours ago||What a game...||
SEC or not, this has been fun to watch.
|2 days 7 hours ago||Ouch.||
Good for Mizzou after that dirty play.
|2 days 7 hours ago||Nothing you can do when guys are making those cuts...||
That was dirty.
|2 days 7 hours ago||Auburn rushes for 450 yards...||
...but that's not MANBALL
|2 days 7 hours ago||You're not.||
It's the truth.
Our special teams haven't been explosive since Breaston was at Michigan.
|2 days 7 hours ago||Mizzou is proving right now that they're legit.||
Even without playing the toughest conference schedule, are we really going to argue about which conference is deeper or tougher?
|2 days 7 hours ago||Ehhh||
Winning 10-11 games doesn't make you elite.
I certainly think what you've said is doable. In fact, I think it's the expectation.
But it's not this elite champinship level that we're salivating over. I am looking for us to be dominant. Top 5, Top 3.
|2 days 7 hours ago||Mizzou on top!||
34-31...great game thus far.
|2 days 7 hours ago||I'm not saying ANY of those teams would have won||
I said it wouldn't surprise me.
Also, you can go through an entire regular season and not play OSU or MSU.
Texas A&M could beat either of those teams in a B1G championship game...not saying they would, but it's not even a stretch.
I hate saying it, but in the SEC you can miss teams, but you can't miss everyone.
|2 days 8 hours ago||What does CC mean?||
I've seen you do that alot in this thread...
|2 days 8 hours ago||Huh?||
Strong won a basketball national championship?
Look at their other sports like soccer, field hockey, baseball, etc.
They're a strong athletics department. Tom Jurich is widely considered one of the best with Jeremy Foley at Florida and the guy that just went to Texas. Hollis at MSU is always in the mix as well.
|2 days 8 hours ago||2 years...||
It's going to have to happen in 2015 or I don't see it happening under Hoke.
That said, I have faith. As long as we can improve and develop the guys we have and hold on to these recruiting classes.
Watching Green-Beckham makes me think about George Campbell.
Watching the RBs make me think about Harris with Green and Smith.
2015 we'll have upperclassmen who were highly touted, we'll have depth and we'll have a favorable schedule.
|2 days 8 hours ago||I'd take either over Rutgers||
I would've been fine with Mizzou and Maryland though...
That said, we need to get better before we worry about anything else. Auburn, Mizzou, Alabama, LSU and Texas A&M all could've easily won the B1G this year. Not saying they would, but it's not a far fetched thought.
That's 5 elite teams when UF, UGA, and UT are all down. I didn't even mention S. Carolina.
|2 days 8 hours ago||Basketball won a national championship...||
They have arguably the best AD in the country, they'll be fine without Strong and co.
That said, I agree, they were never an option.
And of course it's not about competitive excellence, it's about TV markets.
I'm just tired of watching how awesome the SEC is and how BAD the B1G is.
I want to have conference pride again and brag about how dominant we are. Even if Michigan returns to glory, the conference is still pretty awful right now.
|2 days 8 hours ago||Oh I agree...||
And he still may get 40 hung on him by Baylor.
But the fact that largely because of him they're even in the position to win a Big 12 title is crazy.
|2 days 8 hours ago||Oh I agree...||
And he still may get 40 hung on him by Baylor.
But the fact that largely because of him they're even in the position to win a Big 12 title is crazy.
|2 days 8 hours ago||Isn't that against the rules?||
NCAA - "Don't bet on it"
|2 days 8 hours ago||Yes.||
Because it was magical.
...thank GOD for that play, I haven't seen DG laying lifeless nearly as much as I thought I would.
We of all teams (Clowney hit) know how much the media will fall in love with one play.
|2 days 8 hours ago||Just imagine...||
If the B1G would've taken Mizzou and Louisville
|2 days 8 hours ago||How is GERG so good at Texas||
...but so bad at Michigan?
Why is our luck so bad with everything right now?
WHY WHY WHY!!??
|2 days 8 hours ago||It pisses me off to no end||
That our coaches don't acknowledge that tempo can give you a decided advantage.
You don't have to run a warp speed like Auburn or Baylor. But just using it to keep the defense off balance or to get a rhythm is worth it. Maybe not every possession, but why not sometimes? Just like why not throw screens sometimes?
We are so prehistoric that it drives me nuts.
Give your players the best chance to win...quit trying to be old school.
|2 days 8 hours ago||Great game...||
I'm watching on BTN2Go while watching these football games...
I'm starting to see guys find their roles and I'll say this again, I personally don't think we lose again until we go to EL.
That said, we're going to go as far as GRIII takes us. Stauskas is a legitmate #2 option, LeVert is a legit #3. Walton, Irvin, and Albrecht each can fit the #4 role.
I know the thinking is "WHAT ABOUT MCGARY!!" Well, our offense doesn't run through the post, so I pretty much take McGary out. IMO, he's going to give you what he's going to give you. We don't need to account for him, he's going to give you 17-10 no matter if he's the 1st option or the 6th man. He doesn't need the offense to run through him to get his...so I take McGary out.
So, that leave a #1 option. If GRIII becomes a legit #1 option on this team so Stauskas can be #2, LeVert #3, Walton/Irvin/Albrecht #4....we're a top 10 team.
Right now GRIII is playing the same role he played last year. Easy buckets, some spot up 3's, transition dunks. If he gets the mindset and develops into the role of a #1 player. We're dangerous.
If not, Stauskas and LeVert are great secondary options that can play like #1 any given night, but they're not going to lead us to the Sweet 16or further. It's all on GRIII.
|2 days 9 hours ago||Ummm||
|2 days 11 hours ago||Uhhh||
They don't call us by our name either...poor reasoning.
|2 days 15 hours ago||If that happens...||
I hope the meteor wins...
|2 days 15 hours ago||You want OSU to win...||
...then get DESTROYED by FSU in the NC game.
|2 days 15 hours ago||Exactly.||
If either team loses...an SEC team goes.
And don't think for a second that if one of the teams lose and Mizzou WAXES Auburn that SEC fans won't be chanting SEC and taking back all of the shit they gave Mizzou last year.
|2 days 15 hours ago||Understood.||
But 9 times out of 10...they DON'T come back. THAT list is a hell of a lot longer.
Besides...we don't have anyone that is really dangling out there except Malik McDowell and he was never committed.
|2 days 16 hours ago||Agreed.||
Look at the MGoBoard right now:
as 4 of the top 6 threads!!!
|2 days 16 hours ago||Why so negative?||
It's the teams fault...that's players, coaches, administrators.
If we were winning, we wouldn't have to worry about our commits.
Is this really a question?
|2 days 16 hours ago||Word.||
|2 days 16 hours ago||All that money...||
...and he can't shave that shit off the sides of his head?
|2 days 16 hours ago||Will Campbell.||
|2 days 16 hours ago||Saban needs to go...||
...and both can come to Michigan and we'll be good again and I will be happy.
|2 days 16 hours ago||Why?||
What does a public statement do?
How is that any different from not starting Hall tonight?
A public statement really means nothing..."we're going to handle it internally and make sure Royce understands the consequences for his actions." Blah. Blah. Blah.
What about the other OSU player that was suspended? Are you upset there is no statement on him?
Hall was the only starter ejected.
|2 days 17 hours ago||Who's spreading the rumors?||
Urban Meyer or Mark Dantonio?
|3 days 11 hours ago||Not sure...||
Basically I just woke up at 4:30am on the first day you could submit in the the random draw selection.
I chose to pick the date and venue (I knew I wanted to go to Rio, and I knew I wanted it to be a "meaningful"/tournament game, so I really didn't care who was playing)
Rio's final game is the World Cup final, so I chose the 2nd to last game played in Maracana which is the Quarterfinal match.
It was a risky move, and I'll likely be watching Germany advance...but if, IF, somehow USA can WIN their group and then win the Round of 16, I'll be watching them on the 4th. That would be amazing. We'll see.
Anyway, 2 months later, I got an e-mail from the Fifa Ticket Center saying that I won and my order had been processed.
I should have airfare finalized tonight, but the lodging has been tough. Hotel rates are crazy and I just don't know if I trust all of these apartments that are popping up offering stays. People say they're legit, but I'm not sure.
In '96 my family went to Atlanta for the Olympics and a frat was renting out their house, so we did that it worked well, but again, that was obviously in America. I've been sketchy about going that route in Brazil.
So I'm still doing a little research, but I believe the 3rd round of tickets are being released in the next couple of days so I want to nail down my stay before a million more people get awarded tickets.
|3 days 11 hours ago||If USA somehow wins their group...||
And wins the Round of 16 game.
I will be there watching USA play in Rio on the 4th of July.
|3 days 13 hours ago||Again...||
We have two kids currently committed to come to Michigan in less than a year from this school.
It may seem odd or shady, but it's legal.
|3 days 13 hours ago||Can't tell if serious...||
But I'll bite.
Austin is 2.5 hours away from Houston.
|3 days 13 hours ago||It is NOT allowed.||
I just e-mailed the picture to our head of Compliance. Here is his e-mail back...
"As per an NCAA interpretation (see below) this would be considered an altered photograph and would be impermissible to send to a recruit.
Photographs as Attachments to General Correspondence and Electronic Transmissions (I)
Date Published: August 30, 2012
Item Ref: f
The academic and membership affairs staff determined that an institution may send a photograph to a prospective student-athlete as an attachment to general correspondence (printed on plain white paper with black ink) or electronic transmissions, provided the information in the photograph was not altered or staged for a recruiting purpose."
|3 days 13 hours ago||HAHAHA||
Talk about the mob coming after you...
|3 days 13 hours ago||We know.||
We have two players on his team committed to THIS class...don't we?
|3 days 13 hours ago||Bama lock.||
|3 days 13 hours ago||We got screwed.||
Nonetheless, I'm going.
I'll be in Rio for the Quarterfinal Match - don't care who's playing - can't wait!
|3 days 16 hours ago||Good for him...||
...good move for both sides.
|4 days 13 hours ago||Exactly.||
Which is why you know that they will not be charging him.
No one sets up a press conference before charging/detaining someone.
|4 days 13 hours ago||For the lawyers...||
...is true drunk kids who meet and have sex (one night stand), sexual assault?
No need to put any "ifs" or qualifiers on the question. I'm talking about what happens every weekend at every college or university.
Guy goes out with his boys...gets drunk. Girl goes out with her girls...gets drunk. They flirt, they makeout, the go home together, they have sex...she wakes up, does the walk of shame back to her dorm.
No intent, no drugs, no force. Both are "of age," but both were very drunk.
Is this scenario sexual assault?
|4 days 13 hours ago||IMO, no it doesn't||
Who says in this memorial park that you can't honor great TEAMS of Michigan?
I wouldn't do it on the concourse. I'd make a park. It would have statues and history, basically an outdoor museum.
I'd honor, great players, great teams, great coaches, great plays, everything...I should be able to learn and honor all of the great things about Michigan at this memorial.
It should be an honor to be included in the Michigan Stadium Memorial Park just as it would be to have your number retired or a legends jersey.
|4 days 16 hours ago||Legends Jerseys need to die...||
...but I repeat.
Give Funchess #21
Give Butt #87
I've said this a million times. STOP WITH THE SILLY LEGENDS JERSEYS.
Find a plot of land outside the stadium and build a monument park like the Yankees have. Statues and plaques and memorials.
You have these current legends...why not make a staute of a each of them, this way you can add Woodson and AC in the near future.
Stop it with the jerseys and the lockers. It's such a dumb idea.
|4 days 16 hours ago||Give Funchess 21||
And give Butt 87
|4 days 16 hours ago||I'm losing faith in GRIII||
I'm almost starting to think that he should be coming off the bench. He has the mentality of a 6th man, it might not be a bad role for him.
Morgan-McGary-Stauskas-LeVert-Walton...if we're soft, that lineup gets us tougher.
Morgan doesn't need to play any more minutes. And GRIII would still play a ton. But that is what I would start the game and the half with. That is how I would set the tone.
|4 days 16 hours ago||I was just about to post this...||
Came in this mornings D1 Tracker media blast...
Look at UCF in there...look at Texas! Ouch!
|4 days 17 hours ago||Bad picture...font sucks.||
Plus I believe Roundtree drops the pass in the picture.
|4 days 17 hours ago||What have you see out of ANYONE to say he "deserves" it?||
That is the dumbest arguement when we're talking about JERSEY numbers (A.I. "practice" voice)
Just retire the number because chances are...no one is ever going to be Charles Woodson ever again. That's why Charles Woodson was Charles Woodson!!! No one was ever Charles Woodson BEFORE he did what he did.
I wouldn't give a damn if Countess or Peppers wore #2. Hell maybe it'll raise their games.
Doesn't make any sense, but it's been crazy how whoever wears #21 ends up having the best year of his career. We're on one hell of a streak with that number. That said, I really don't care what number guys are wearing...just play better and win championships.
If #2 is going to get Peppers to Michigan, give it to him. Who gives a shit. It doesn't blemish Woodson one bit.
|5 days 6 hours ago||It's the "dead season"||
You have enough points, you can start your own if you'd like.
You don't have to post in these threads. It's not like they're OT or meaningless. It's discussion about Michigan Athletics on a site called MGoBlog. What a concept.
If you don't like it: http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/ot-united-state-pop-2013 ...feel free to talk about DJ Earworm.
|5 days 6 hours ago||We win.||
This is the year!
|5 days 6 hours ago||I just don't see it...||
1. 18-12 in the B1G either likely means a .500 record in the league or a win over Arizona
2. This team is going to improve (even if GRIII doesn't) just off experience alone. They're all experiencing so much for the first time.
I don't think it was a shock that we played better in the 2nd half vs. Duke than the first. Or that we lost our first big road game. Or that we lost our first championship game.
It's tough doing things for the first time...you just don't know what to expect. ESPECIALLY when you don't have defined roles. Who's the 1st option? Stauskas? LeVert? McGary? All of that will get sorted out. Minutes and a rotation will get sorted out.
Last year we went into the season knowing the lineup, we knew Spike was going to spell Trey right before a media timeout and get about 6 minutes a game. We knew LeVert and Vogrich were going to fight for those minutes behind THJ and Stauskas who were the clear starters. We need the big man rotation.
Literally the only things that changed last year was Vogrich lost his minutes to LeVert and Morgan was replaced by McGary. 2 FRESHMAN...got better as they gained experience.
This year, 2 FRESHMAN will get better as they gain experience. But you don't have experienced leaders in Burke and THJ to carry you in the meantime.
|5 days 6 hours ago||Additional Thoughts||
I said yesterday that the games so far this season don't mean much to me. If we lost to Duke by 20, I wasn't going to worry. I'll judge this year's team in February...or basically from @ MSU (Jan. 25) to vs. MSU (Feb. 23). THAT month is where we'll see what kind of team we have.
Now we need to win the games we absolutely should win, but this team is going to improve so drastically (as a team) throughout the year that it kind of makes this point in the season...boring. Last year, we knew what we had, so these early games were GREAT barometers for where we were going to be in March. The biggest difference between last year's team now and in the NCAA tournament was really only McGary.
A win over Duke wouldn't have meant much to me either, it would've given a lot of false hope, IMO. This team is going to have highs and lows as they grow, develop a chemistry, define roles and "find themselves." That all takes time.
Everyone outside of Morgan and Horford has a new role. On top of that, you have two freshman playing key minutes and BIG minutes. Again, it's going to take time. It'll take time for Duke (hence their losses), it'll take time for Kansas. We're in that same boat. MSU is where we were, they had all offseason and preseason with guys who've been there. They know each other, they know their roles and what everyone brings to the table.
I like watching this team with no expectations. Last year if we would've lost to NC St. or KSU I would've sensed a little trouble. This year losing to Charlotte and ISU does nothing for me (at THIS point in the season). If we grow like we should, this team in February would beat this team in December by double digits. It also wouldn't lose to Charlotte or ISU.
That said, I think our run starts now...I thought preseason we'd have 3 losses by now (although I figured one would be to VCU). But I'm going to say we kick start our season with a win over Arizona and then a win over Stanford in Brooklyn in a similar game to the ISU game, but this time we come out on top. From there, we probably drop a game somewhere, but it wouldn't surprise me if we kept the winning streak going until we went to EL in late January.
|5 days 6 hours ago||I'm just glad our coaches are out recruiting...||
We need something positive with this program.
|5 days 8 hours ago||lol||
...this question is dumb.
8-4 over OSU or a National Championship.
Even football fans say basketball.
|5 days 10 hours ago||Damn you.||
I was so close.
Oh well... the sexy back picture is better than all the rest.
|5 days 10 hours ago||BWC Disagrees||
|5 days 13 hours ago||He's never going to be a D1 head coach||
...those rumor days have passed.
That said, if he was fired, I could see him as the OC with Orgeron at UW. They could get Ty Willingham to be the DC and it can be the team of misfit coaches.
|5 days 13 hours ago||META Question||
...can't we PLEASE CHANGE THE MGOBANNER??!
|5 days 15 hours ago||(No subject)||
|5 days 16 hours ago||Me likely.||
With nonstop Buffalo Wild Wings Commercials. It's only fitting.
|5 days 16 hours ago||I hope you've accrued some annual leave||
Because you're going to need a least an hour after lunch for the shitter.
Which brings me to a great quote:
"Never do shit on the clock, never take one off it"
|5 days 17 hours ago||Agreed 100%||
...besides "look at allll that steak!"
|6 days 5 hours ago||I've always hated Dook.||
But if anyone didn't know why, just watch this game. They're a fucking joke.
|6 days 5 hours ago||WTF I can't watch this...||
Refs at Duke are ridiculous.
|6 days 5 hours ago||I'll say this again...||
If Michigan loses by 20, it won't tell me anything about this team in Feb/March.
We're still 30-45 days from truly defining ourselves as a team.
|6 days 5 hours ago||Only at Duke||
|6 days 5 hours ago||lol||
Coach K, literally just said EXACTLY what I've been saying, but about his team. I even included Duke (and Kansas) in my explanation.
I'll go with Coach K agreeing with my thoughts and give this topic a rest.
|6 days 6 hours ago||Albrecht better be ready...||
IMO this game will be too big for Walton.
I still think Spike is the better option.
I was at the Coppin St. game, we just play better with Spike at PG. Hell, Walton even plays better with Spike at PG.
Walton is the future and has the potential. But I'd start Spike in both halfs despite giving Walton the majority of the minutes.
|6 days 6 hours ago||Thanks||
In all honesty...whether we get these guys or not, I appreciate having a few names to keep up with and research.
|6 days 6 hours ago||Disagree on that...||
Stauskas was the same all year for the most part. If you look at the numbers, he got worse. But don't look at the numbers, because the competition obviously got harder.
GRIII improved? Hmmm, that's highly questionable.
And of course the team improved over the season, but not like this team will/should. And it wasn't as drastic as I think YOU think. We were still a Trey Burke led team the whole way. THJ was the same player all year. Morgan and Horford have been the same for the most part and the freshman were all freshman.
So if you mean we improved over the previous year. Of course. That's not what I meant, and I can't see how you would infer that from my post. As for during the year...eh, a little. Again, we just played well in the NCAA Tournament and McGary was a beast that we didn't see this time last year. Who else was so much improved? Burke was a preseason Wooden candidate, so it's not like he got that much better as the year went on.
Everyone had their roles. Trey was #1, THJ was #2, the posts were the posts, and the freshman filled roles.
This year if I asked who is #1, I'd get McGary, Stauskas, GRIII, and LeVert as answers. So clearly, there is no clear cut choice. It'll take time to get that.
We're starting a true freshman PG. He's going to improve over the course of his freshman year, just like Burke did. Irvin is already improving and learning proper spacing (and just the offense itself).
This team is fun to watch because there aren't really expectations at this point. We don't know what we're going to get or what we have. No one knows for sure who's going to emerge in what role...and that's somewhat exciting comparing to last year when we all knew.
That said, I repeat, these games for this team are simply a barometer for where we are now. We'll be a completely different team in February. Guys will all improve and settle into their roles and we'll develop an identity as a team.
Outside of Jordan Morgan and Jon Horford, there isn't one player in the rotation where you know what you're going to get or even what you have.
Look at Duke and Kansas and they're going through the same thing...they'll each be fine, but it's going to take some time for things to shake out. Look at MSU, they all know their roles...it's just about going out and executing. They're like we were last year.
|6 days 6 hours ago||He's playing...||
I'm sure he would've played vs. Coppin St...but it was Coppin St.
It's an ankle sprain. He's not going to die if he plays on it.
We're going to need him because I'm not counting on a freshman to go into Cameron and rain 3's like he did vs. a shitty MEAC team at home.
|6 days 8 hours ago||I wasn't really making a point.||
And yes, I'm pumped about tonight with Duke and I will about Arizona (and every other game) too.
However, the team we see tonight will likely not be the team we see in February/March.
No, I am not the type that only watches March Madness. But this team is young and still figuring our roles and identity.
If we lose to Duke by 20, it really won't mean anything in my eyes. I won't think we'll be any worse off at the end of the year. If LAST year's team lost by 20, I'd be worried. That team had defined roles, an identity, and experienced leadership. THAT team wasn't going to improve that much over the course of the year. And they didn't...they just played to their potential in the tournament.
Correction: McGary got better...LeVert did too. But that actually makes my point about this team. You're not going to see what you'll see in the tournament this time of year. McGary wasn't a BEAST in December of last year and LeVert was a sloppy mess full of potential.
This year, we have guys back, but they're ALL in new roles. So it's like they're freshman again. Oh, AND we have freshman in key roles.
So I'm happy to watch this team at this point in the year, but I'm not judging them whatsoever. Irvin went OFF vs. Coppin, but if he's just as cold vs. Duke...it won't surprise me. GRIII, Stauskas and McGary are all coming into their "lead roles." As is LeVert. So last year was good playing experience, but this is still such a new year for everyone on so many different levels.
That's all I meant. This is a barometer game to see where we are at NOW, this doesn't tell us about March. Last year when we played (and won) these games...they were clear indicators that we were going to compete once we got to the postseason.
|6 days 8 hours ago||I, too found that interesting...||
Like it's Brandon's fault this team was bad.
He's not a coach (yes he hired him), he's a spectator once the season starts.
|6 days 8 hours ago||A couple years ago...||
Didn't 6-6 OSU play 6-6 UF in the Gator Bowl?
7-5 in that Bowl isn't unheardof. Weren't we 7-5 last year in Rich Rod's last game?
|6 days 8 hours ago||I don't think people know...||
...I certainly didn't.
|6 days 8 hours ago||More great news.||
Magnus...Best guess, who do we round this current class out with?
|6 days 9 hours ago||One thing no one has mentioned...||
...this would basically be a home game for UGA...AND they play in the stadium every year.
|6 days 9 hours ago||True...||
But I'll take a healthy Gardner and Lewan.
IMO, this game would be very similar to the Capital One Bowl game vs. Tebow and UF. Which was similar to this most recent game vs. OSU in a lot of ways.
|6 days 9 hours ago||Done.||
|6 days 9 hours ago||I'm not sure it matters||
One guy has OSU in the NC game (beating MSU), one doesn't...BOTH have Michigan in the Gator Bowl.
According to this, it looks like no matter what happens in the B1G Championship Game, that is our destination.
All I ask is that we show improvement. I want to have hope in the offseason and feel like young guys are getting better.
|6 days 9 hours ago||My Thoughts:||
Thoughts on "The Game":
I was at the game, I didn't get a chance to chime in on some of the other threads because 1. It was an exhausting weekend and 2. I wasn't close to over the loss. That said here are a few tidbits...
---Too much red, but loved that the stands were full and that they students were late, but they did show up.
Now, thoughts on the game. Eh, I'm still not a fan of Borges. In fact, I'm less of a fan. I'm in the stands and everyone around me knew what play was going to be called if we were in the Pistol (it's the option in case you haven't watched this season), they knew when we in a particular formation it was going to be the quick screen to Funchess or the fake screen and Iso to Green.
I pride myself on knowing a little bit about Michigan football. Many of us on this site know more silly UFR type details than the Average Joe in the stands. It was sickening to listen to everyone around me know the play before it was called. I've determined that we have 8 plays total and then we have 8 wrinkles per game (4 for away games). That's pretty much it as far as playcalling is concerned. It's just a matter of if the wrinkles hit for big plays like they did vs. OSU.
That said, I was proud of the pride the offense played with. They weren't going to be pushed around all game. It got away from them for a little bit between the flight and the 4th quarter, but they rebounded nicely.
In the end, I loved the decision to go for 2...hated that we didn't call timeout when we had one to burn. Also, hated the playcall. I felt those two coaching blunders loss the game.
Thoughts on the Season:
Borges lost us 2 games this year and was the reason we struggled in 3 others, even though we won 2 of those 3. That's 5 games I count that he had a CLEAR negative impact on with his playcalling. IMO, he can stay on in some capacity to design plays, but he's awful at calling plays in the game. We need someone new. I also think we need more youth on the staff.
I'll love DG for how he battled through injury, but because I'll never know HOW injured he was, I'll also shake my head at all of the turnovers. I still leave this season wondering how good he really is.
Green got better, but he still doesn't look like a 5-star player. Funchess doesn't look like he'll improve much as good as he is. I suppose it all starts and ends with the offensive line. How they develop is how the team will develop.
Defensively I thought our guys kept us in a lot of games this year, but we don't have any consistent playmaking ability. Clark got VERY good as the season went on and other guys showed improvement. However, there isn't any consistency at the moment. I'll be interested to see what Peppers brings to the table.
All in all, I'm not going to lie...this is one of my least favorite seasons of all-time. Not just because we lost. But because we weren't always put in a position to win. And because I don't get any hope for the future to carry me through the winter/spring/summer. We were super young this year, but how many guys actually showed the potential to get better?
|6 days 9 hours ago||Why is that?||
Because it's the Gator Bowl or because UGA would be as healthy as they were when they were a top 10 team?
Don't forget, WE would be as healthy as we've been since we were a top 15 team.
|6 days 9 hours ago||ABSOLUTELY!||
He's my 2nd choice without question. Another guy that is going to be a GREAT position coach (not sure if he'll be much else), fantastic recruiter, and he'll infuse some energy into the coaching staff.
I think Wheatley is more qualified which is why he's my clear #1, but I'd take Hart #2 and not look back.
And for the people that say "it doesn't have to be a Michigan Man"...that is true, so true. But these guys are good at what they do AND they know/love the program. Notice I didn't say Cam Cameron or Scot Loeffler for the OC position.
I had a post a couple weeks ago where I put my favorites in a "dream staff" scenario.
Sanford was the OC, Wheatley was the RB coach, Mike Tice (longshot) was the OL coach, and Mike Mallory (yes, another brother) was the ST coach.
*TEs were coached by Hecklinski and Tice.
|6 days 9 hours ago||This is pretty easy for me...||
From the TEAM
|6 days 16 hours ago||I'm offended||
...but I don't know why.
|1 week 10 hours ago||Funk, not sure...Borges? Without Question.||
If we got thrashed by 40, and only scored single digits, there is no question that Borges would be gone.
UF is going to keep Muschamp and fired their OC...the same was going to happen with us, IMO.
That game saved his job. Period.
I had a question about Jackson too, I still think it's time for him to retire and work in some sort of Lloyd Carr advisory role.
We need much more youth on our coaching staff. OC and RB coaches would be a great start.
And since I'm a solutions oriented person...I'll even give you my replacements.
RB: Tyrone Wheatley (Buffalo Bills)
|1 week 3 days ago||I haven't seen Woodson...but I've seen the poster.||
Pretty cool stuff.
|1 week 3 days ago||Instant Classic.||
Jim Delany is grinning from ear to ear. Inaugural game couldn't have gone better.
My first game at Yost in 10 years. After touring Crisler and seeing Irvin go off, then an amazing hockey game...I've got the belief and fever like I had back when grew up in A2. I believe!
Go Blue. BEAT OHIO!
|1 week 3 days ago||Best. Kid. Ev-er!!!||
Clap, clap, clap-clap-clap
|1 week 4 days ago||Devin is hurt...||
...he's been hurt for 4 weeks now. There is a chance he doesn't finish the game, Morris has to be ready. This is a nonstory.
|1 week 4 days ago||and so I'm not a condescending clown like you...||
I got football and hockey tickets off MGoBlog posters and basketball tickets off Stubhub. So I've gone both routes.
Now another couple wants to go to the hockey game with us and I paid $35 each for 2 hockey tix 2 days ago (from MGoBlog) and the lowest price on Stubhub right now is like $75.
So yes, I'm going to ask again on here. Quit being so damn nosey and go eat some turkey.
Besides...go look at the activity on this thread in an hour vs. the spreadsheet. It's more than worth the space than it took up on the front page of the blog.
Maybe you should make yourself useful and write to Brian asking for one ticket thread to be pinned to the top of the first page during Mich/OSU week. It would save you so much heartache.
|1 week 4 days ago||What difference does it make to you?||
But continue being a complete asshat...I promise I'm not the only one who is laughing at you.
|1 week 4 days ago||It's my fault||
I accidentally put the wrong time in the OP.
|1 week 4 days ago||I need 2 more hockey tickets||
|1 week 4 days ago||if every single player...||
If every single player doesn't go above and beyond in doing what he can to win this game for Big Jon. They should turn in their helmet and pads and give back their scholarship.
I don't care if you're redshirting or you'll never play a down.
Find something you can do to help the team win. Cheer harder, pay full attention to the game to point out something to a teammate, help a trainer, get water...fuck, I dunno, but don't only do something, do EVERYTHING you can to help your team.
|1 week 4 days ago||HOWEVA||
The fact that he didn't comment on one of his OWN coaches...while commenting on another of the same status/level.
That says WAY more than not mentioning Rich Rod.
Borges has 2 games to keep his job. It's plain and simple.
But again, you don't mention Rich Rod. Ever.
...if you praise him, you've undermined your current coach. If you knock him...you're unprofessional and made a jab at a coach at another school who said nothing about you. It's in very poor taste.
Either way, mention Rich Rod and you take the attention off of Hoke and his vote of confidence. That would've been a horrible move.
Coach Carr is retired. He can mention him. Do you think Money Bags Brandon doesn't understand the significance of Denard Robinson? The guy wad a CEO of a major company. He knows money. He knows Denards legs and dreads made a lot of it for him and his department.
He may be an ass...but he's not stupid. He worded this exactly how he wanted. He wanted to mention Mattison and not Borges. Mattison would also be Peppers coordinator so it helps to point out his accomplishments. Peppers isn't the main reason you do anything...but it's icing to mention, hey by the way...our DC kicks ass. He also knew better than to mention a former coach who HE fired. Duh!!!