Peppers at 10, which seems low.
|1 day 1 hour ago||Was this meant to be reversed||
Was this meant to be reversed in the K-State section? - "Threw more touchdowns than interceptions"
|1 week 7 hours ago||PLEASE LISTEN||
Don't by the clubs, one-by-one. That is foolish and will end up costing you more money in the long run. On the flip side, don't go out and buy a custom fitted set of nice clubs that you 'think' will last you forever.
Look on craigslist, golfwrx.com, and callaway used and find yourself a decent set of used clubs. Golf clubs are like luxury cars, their value drops exponentially after they are used and there are tons of people that spend tons of money on a new set each year (basically selling their barely used clubs from last season for a fraction of the original cost).
Do your research and find a 'game-improvement' set of clubs. These are clubs that are geared towards someone learning to playgolf, but will work for many years to come. The heads of the clubs are gennerally larger and they will be more forgiving on miss-hits. You should be able to find a decent set of irons (4-pw) for ~$250. Much better to spend that amount now then getting a super shitty pair from Wallmart which will break or you'll outgrow in a year.
Go to a golf store (if possible) and ask to try out some of these clubs. Golfsmith and simular stores will let you try out clubs for free on a simulator. Just have to ask and tell the employee you are looking for a 'game improvement' set of irons. But you're not good at hitting yet and shank a bunch of shots in the simulator? Doesn't fucking matter. You're just there to figure out which set of irons look and feel good to you. Becuase everyone has a different opinion on what is best. Ping, Titleist, Cobra, Taylormade, Callaway - they all make good clubs. Comes down to preference 100%. Ping G25, Taylormade SLDR, Titleist AP1 - these are all previous year models that are widely praised for being durable and performing above their price range so a good place to start.
Driver, 3 wood, hybrids, wedges - get them all second hand if possible. Have an ucle or friend who never plays anymore? Perfect. Ask if you can use his for a while. If that doesn't work, eBay and golfwrx.com have been the best deals for me. The irons you already bought should give you plenty of time to improve while you look for good deals on these other clubs.
Last but not least - if you really are serious about getting better, spend the money and get a lesson from a certified instructor. Do you research on golf websites and find someone worth the money (becuase it will be more than you think). Don't use your girlfriends, friend's, brother who has been playing for a few years for $20. Get a real lesson.
Even just 2 lessons with a good instructor will help you more than 100 range sessions when starting out.
Good luck and have fun!
|1 week 2 days ago||Pace Academy||
One thing to note is that Salyer's school, Pace Academy, is hands down one of the top private schools in Atlanta. It's tuition is that of a college ($20k+ a year) and it is known for having an extremely successful acedemic program. Pace is really are not known at all for their sports prowess and there are a number of other private schools around Atlanta that have much more successful football programs. Hopefully Michigan's acedmics will really appeal to Salyer and his family.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||It is only worth getting||
It is only worth getting fitted if you have a consistent swing. As players get better their stance and posture will improve.
|4 weeks 7 hours ago||Totally Agree||
Grayson is a powerhouse here in GA and there will be a lot of attention to how Kurt performs there. He'll be going against top competition - a good year would almost certainly result in a 4* ranking.
|4 weeks 8 hours ago||Yep||
Hard working "Athletes". Whether its pure speed or strength our RB's all seem to have something different to offer. I like it.
Obviously there are those rare players who have it all (Fournette) but I like how we seem to be recruiting a variety of players all over the field.
|5 weeks 22 hours ago||OT from original post but||
OT from original post but just saw on Twitter: Five-star CA OG Wyatt Davis set to announce tomorrow. He visited this past weekend with positive things to say but Ohio State leads on crystal balls. Anyone have insight on this?
|5 weeks 1 day ago||What?!||
Care to link to a source of what you're talking about (assuming you don't want to say here)?
|6 weeks 2 days ago||What?!||
That's seriously the same girl? Who is that?
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Agreed||
I'd love to see what this set of coaches could do with a pure elite athlete at running back.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||The most important thing to||
The most important thing to do is fully understanding the complete compensation package. I prefer to think in a total compensation picture with considerations for base, bonus, 401k match, ESPP, vacation, benefits, and similar.
Use the internet as your guide. Use every resource you can find to figure out what the industry standard is for that position as well as that position at the current company (e.g. glassdoor). The better prepared you are then better you will be at negociating.
Most of the time - depending on the total package, I personally am comfortable with some flexibility allocating across those buckets. I had multiple offers when looking for my last job, but ended up goign with a lower base salary offer because it had better insurance and 10 extra days of paid vacation a year.
Letting the employer know that you view the 'total package' kind of sets the expectations for further negotiations on bonus, vacation, etc. If they have crappy vacation time, I use that to negotiate more time/higher base/bigger bonus. Bad 401k match? Same thing. They're not willing to move on pay? More vacation. It lets them know there are a lot of ways to get to a good package, but I'm expecting to be made whole through some combination of all the pieces.
I should add that this approach successfully netted me a ~38% raise when I moved into my current job.
Hope that helps.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||'The Opening' = Big Deal||
'The Opening' is Nike's invitation only event for high school football held each year out in Oregon. Basically, kids go to regional camps which are held accross the country and compete in various drills and testing. The SPARQ score is basically a mini-NFL combine test (think 40yrd dash, shuttle, distance throw of a medicine ball). It's basically a test to determine the overall 'athleticness' of a kid. A combination of this score and how well a player performs at the regional camps seem to be what is used for players to get an invite to the Opening.
There are ~160 players invited each year with most being seniors in High School (although some top, top talent like Rashan Gary have been invited their Junior year).
Most Invitee's tend to go becuase Nike provides a ridiculous amount of free appareal for the players and it's generally seen as the most elite camp each year. In fact, the past couple of years the event has been shown on various ESPN channels.
Not only has St-Juste been invited to attend, but at the regional Nike camp he attended - he posted a world class shuttle time of under 4 seconds. In fact - his time would have been tied for 2nd place in this years NFL combine. At 6'3", St-Juste's time is even more ridulous as the shuttle tends to favor shorter, agile, players.
In summary - this is all very, very good news.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||The story of Leicester's top scorer - Vardy||
Jamie Vardy dreamt of being a professional footballer, but at the age of 16 he was released from the youth academy of Sheffield Wednesday, a team now playing in the Championship. Nevertheless Vardy kept playing semi-professionally for minnows Stocksbridge Park Steels, a team in the seventh tier of English football. He would spend 7 years there, working 12-hour shifts at a factory to support himself and playing on the weekends for £30 a match.
After some impressive displays, he was signed by Halifax Town, a team then in the sixth tier. He finished as the league’s top goalscorer and helped his team win promotion before signing for Fleetwood Town, now in the fifth tier. Again he finished top scorer, and again he helped his team win promotion. His impressive performances got him a call from Leicester. Finally, in 2012, at the age of 25, when most players would expect to have a few years of experience behind them, Vardy could call himself a pro.
Vardy’s first season was poor, but in the 2013-14 season he paid off, and his 16 goals helped Leicester to get back into the Premier League. Early on in the next season, he turned in a man-of-the-match performance against Manchester United, scoring one goal and setting up the other four in that 5-3 win. Along with the rest of his team, he would fail to make a mark for the rest of the season, but came to life at the crucial moment, playing a key role in Leicester’s miraculous escape.
Like Leicester, Vardy got off to a blistering start to the 2015-16 season, scoring in the first match of the season. Failing to net in the next two games, he then scored again in the fourth match. And in the fifth. And in the sixth. Twice in the seventh. He scored again in the eighth. Twice in the ninth. And in the tenth. By the twelfth match of the season, Jamie Vardy, who five years earlier worked in a factory, was the top goalscorer of the most competitive league in the world, and he had now scored nine games in a row.
The Premier League record for goals scored in most consecutive matches, 10, had been set in 2002 by Manchester United legend Ruud van Nistelrooy, one of the greatest attacking players since the new millennium. Could Vardy match the great van Nistelrooy?
[Hint] He could: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUKsTmDjEb0
Having equaled the record, there was one more challenge left: could he BEAT the record? Well, what better opposition to go for the record than against Manchester United themselves?
Not that it matter's too much, but Vardy did all of this with a broken wrist.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||BC's offensive drive summary vs Clemson||
Was at the BC game in Clemson this past year and it was 100% the fact that BC's couldn't keep up with all of Clemson's steller WRs. BC had a bunch of TFLs, but were getting bombed on when Clemson had time to throw.
Also, this was BC's offensive drive summary vs Clemson:
3 plays (1 yard) 2:07
4 plays (20 yards) 1:52
7 plays (13 yards) 2:18
6 plays (18 yards) 3:19
3 plays (1 yard) 1:02
3 plays (0 yards) 1:31
6 plays (39 yards) 1:14
5 plays (20 yards) 3:06
5 plays (42 yards) 2:14
3 plays (3 yards) 2:40
5 plays (20 yards) 2:34
3 plays (-4 yards) 0:40
9 plays (68) 3:16
No wonder why the defense struggled...
|21 weeks 2 days ago||Leaders and Best||
Truely an amazing article and I really hope that Adam can one day play hockey again. Most people don't understand just how important a sport can be to a person, but it's clear that hockey is essential in Adam's life.
Dr. Kutcher sounds just like the type of person who makes me proud to say I graduated from UofM. Go Blue.
|24 weeks 2 days ago||Have you ever been to Clemson?||
I went to UofM for undergrad but have since been to Clemson numerous times since graduating due to friends who attened school there. I can see why Clemson is attractive for football players - but didn't appreciate it until I was there.
It is a beutifull campus, near a lake, has stunning girls, but mainly football is life there. Seriously, it's hard to describe but the atmosphere at Clemson is unlike any other I've ever seen.
Walking around on game day - every family has a tailgate spot next others that have been there for years. Random people will offer you food, drinks, ask you to play cornhole as you walk by. It is so wholesomely family friendly it's almost sickening.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||That would be a hell of a first down chant!||
Asiasi catches a ball for a first down...
Half the student section scream, "ASI-ASI-ASI"
and the other half responds "OY-OY-OY"!
|28 weeks 3 days ago||I'm sooo sick of the Bama||
I'm sooo sick of the Bama quarterback story line... He had so many NFL players around his privileged ass. Get off their ass ESPN
|29 weeks 2 days ago||Graham Glasgow||
I actually watched that kickout by Graham multiple times in the first clip. Holy hell that was a great response to the perfectly timed blitz... just used the Florida guys momentum to divert him away from the run instead of trying to stop him.
|29 weeks 6 days ago||If you've really managed to||
If you've really managed to not know the outcome of this game then kudos to you sir. Enjoy!
|30 weeks 1 day ago||Houston has a hell of a||
Houston has a hell of a coaching staff. They really hit a home run with Herman and Orlando. Mix in the fertile recruiting ground and they could really be a force the next couple of years...
|30 weeks 1 day ago||Even the refs couldn't win||
Even the refs couldn't win the game. Fuck USC - they're the OSU of the PAC 12.
|30 weeks 1 day ago||Hahaha. Idiots||
|30 weeks 3 days ago||Gary and Celmson||
Clemson is who I'm worried as the Darkhorse. They are a powerhouse in an easy conference and Dabo sure has that wholesome family feel that Gary's mom might like. Also known for not being the cleanest recruiters...
|33 weeks 3 days ago||Just use Incognito Mode (Chrome)||
Any "private" browser will allow you to vote multiple times.
|34 weeks 4 hours ago||No offense, but what else||
No offense, but what else would he say? "We're going to get someone almost as good as Durkin. But not to worry, it'll be close".
|34 weeks 1 day ago||Also||
Hasn't Missou turned out defensive line players to the NFL like it's their job. I seem to remember a ton of major players over the last couple of years.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||Saw this on /r/cfb||
Copy-paste from a GT message board:
|35 weeks 3 days ago||(No subject)||
|37 weeks 2 days ago||It's not a good Search||
The mgoblog Search feature is one of the least helpful searches on any site I've been to.
|37 weeks 2 days ago||Does...||
Does that lady still have a face?!
|38 weeks 2 days ago||Incognito Mode!||
Just a reminder -
Voting with Incognito mode (or the equiviliant) will allow you to vote more then once. He's down by a LOT and needs all the votes he can get.
|38 weeks 4 days ago||Never called.||
The "Bush Push" is pretty much NEVER called.
|38 weeks 4 days ago||Follow Up||
Because everyone likes a story with a happy ending!
|39 weeks 1 day ago||Ohhhhh boy.||
|39 weeks 4 days ago||Wow||
|40 weeks 4 hours ago||One thing's for certain||
Only one thing's for certain with football recruiting and Harbaugh...
|40 weeks 4 hours ago||Oh man!||
I can't see him getting caught from behind quite like Houma and Kerridge. So many possibilities with that kid!
|40 weeks 2 days ago||Meh||
Have Jumpman. Don't care.
|42 weeks 2 days ago||Yes||
This is the same person that was a coach of Higdon.
|43 weeks 1 day ago||48-14 Michigan||
|43 weeks 2 days ago||Mrs. Glasgow||
She da real MVP.
|43 weeks 4 days ago||*I H8||
I h8 8pm games. Get with the cool kids old man.
|44 weeks 1 hour ago||Lol||
|44 weeks 4 hours ago||Disagree||
It's a great city for a young professional. I've lived all over the US and am plenty happy staying in Atlanta for the forseeable future.
The woman are beautifull, there's tons of lakes within a couple hours drive to rent houses on for weekends, I can play golf basically year round, different areas of the city are completely unique from one another, resturants are the best of any city I've been in, there's ton of sporting events and concerts monthly.
The housing market is great and the cost of living is extremely low compared to other major cities I've lived. I was able to purchase a small condo in the middle of the city, in a fantastic area (avg house listing of $1.2 Mil) so there is no crime whatsoever near me.
huge mosquito problem - You've got us on that one. They suck.
|45 weeks 4 days ago||hallelujah||
Music to my ears.
|47 weeks 1 day ago||So PUMPED!||
|47 weeks 1 day ago||da, da, Da, da-da, Da, da-da,||
da, da, Da,
da-da, Da, da-da, Da,
da, da, da,
|47 weeks 3 days ago||OSU is going to be scared!||
|49 weeks 1 day ago||Nothing new...||
Kids choose their college based on "ridiculous" factors all the time. What is important to one person could mean nothing to another.
While everything on this list would probably be less important than academics and cost to the average person, they all play a role in the overall package of a school. For kids that grow up in a world where "status symbols" are important, wearing the new Jordan's before they are released to the public could play a very big role. I mean, for athletes, the Nike/Jordan deal essentially dictates what clothes they will be wearing for the next 4 years.
|49 weeks 3 days ago||Something like this...||
|49 weeks 4 days ago||Call to the parents...||
I really, really like the fact that Harbaugh made a call to the parents to talk it over with them. Seems like a smart move all around to make sure everybody involved (cause let's face it, these are still kids) is onboard.
|49 weeks 4 days ago||As someone with multiple ACL surgeries...||
This is correct.
From a previous post of mine...
> I've (unfortunately) been through 2 ACL surgeries, so I have quite a bit of knowledge on the subject. The first ACL replacement was a cadaver allograft, while the most recent one being a patellar autograft.
My surgeon, a lead orthopedic surgeon for an NFL team, chose to use a cadaver allograft the first time due to an almost similar recovery time and research at the time suggesting they held up as well as a patellar or hamstring autografts. However, that was about 4 years ago and after the wave of cadaver allograft use, more and more research is showing that there is a significantly higher retear rate with the allograft over either of the autografts. Last reports I've seen say that the retear rate of ~4% for autografts and ~ a 4 to 5 times higher rate with the allograft.
My surgeon (the orthopeadic surgeon for an NFL team) says that pretty much unanimously across the board of NFL player's - patellar or hamstring autografts are used now. Patellar is a bit more common though as there are generally less side effects with the harvested tissue. It's really just a preference of the surgeon.
|50 weeks 1 day ago||Dam||
|50 weeks 3 days ago||Interesting.||
I'm not sure whether to be excited that AJ caught a 50-yard pass... or concerned that it was AJ who caught a 50-yard pass.
|50 weeks 3 days ago||Ehhh...||
I can't think of another way to say this, but Manningham was just a silky smooth runner. Like he slid through coverages. I feel like Grant's tape is more of start, stop, precision type of player. Just my 2 cents.
|50 weeks 4 days ago||Where?||
I've seen a post on about the cover of ESPN mag, but no mention about this specific article. Prove me wrong.
|51 weeks 3 days ago||Getting Better (Good but not great)||
It's my understanding that we are continually getting better classes, but still not on the elite level.
Michigan has the name recognition in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic which is king for lacross - what we don't have is the historically good program at a varsity level. In time we'll get there.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Didn't know that.||
Kozen was exactly the type of recruitment that I was talking about in my question. Not so much a "shaddy" recruitment, but one where the player seemed to 2nd guess his choice over and over.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||My personal favorite moment at a trial...||
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Serious Question||
Has there ever been a player that had a "unique" recruitment (as in multiple commits/decommits) that has gone on to be a star player in college? I can't think of one and feel like most of the high profile players who go through lot's of "strange" happenings during recruitment end up just fizzling out.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||There are rumblings of a||
There are rumblings of a decommit happening on Twitter. A pay walked link from Sam and a bunch of responses to it. The players name in question is on a visit to Louisville and if I had to compare his name to a snack it would be Reese's peanut butter cups.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||The real story...||
Harbaugh found some old footage of Vicious Vic as a kid and simply had to offer him.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Magnus||
You don't sounds very high on him as a player.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||I cannot wait until Michigan||
I cannot wait until Michigan can simply impose their will on other teams. It's going to be gloriously fun to watch.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||What the hell?||
This is a sports blog, not a marketing center for Michigan Alumn's and their new businesses. Good luck to your buddy, but I hope to never see posts like this again.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Daelin Hayes||
I assume he was referring to Daelin Hayes based on his physical stature and athleticness.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Money, money, money...||
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Oh yisss... Commit party has started.||
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Yep, that's exactly what I do||
Yep, that's exactly what I do now - data analytics for retailers. And I feel like the field is still in infancy. Sort of lucked into this consulting niche, but it's worked out well and I feel with an IOE degree you can just go so many directions.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Went IOE and wouldn't change||
Went IOE and wouldn't change a thing. Most of my good friends in the major are at major consulting firms. I get to travel a bunch and am making over $100k at 25. Honestly, I'm very happy with how things worked out but had to just my ass and network like hell to get here. I just feel like IOE from michigan opens a lot of doors if you take advantage.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||I honestly wish I had more of a unique name...||
I have just about one of the most basic guy names of the last 20 years, but wish it were more unique. Think about when you meet someone with a cool name (not an absurd one) - you instantly remember that person.
I feel like this could really be benificial throughout life - having poeple immediately remember you from a first introduction. Names like Fletcher, Cortland, Bo - all good in my book.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||According to Gary Battle,||
Someone please correct me if I'm wrong... but wasn't there a rumor that Bacardi's mouth has gotten him into some hot water before (specifically with Jaylen Brown)?
Maybe he should think twice and speak once from now on.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Wow...||
Today I learned - I'd get owned in a drawing contest with a 7 year old.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||In hindsight||
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Same.||
I read the headline as "Guy going to play quarterback at ND gets call from J(ohns) H(opkins) and switches to lacrosse."
And my first thought was - Good. To hell with Notre Dame.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Atlanta||
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Too good not to share again.||
|1 year 13 weeks ago||This explanation of events from another site had me in stitches.||
|1 year 14 weeks ago||To the OP, I really don't||
I just think that it would be a cool cultural clash and in no way meant this in a negative way. I grew up in the Mid Atlantic region, went to Michigan, and now live in the deep South. I just find the traditions and practices of each region to be cool in their own way. Imagine the Big House scattered with some southern girls in dresses and cowboy boots!
|1 year 14 weeks ago||In a perfect world, yes!||
I would love for our WRs to become great. But I would think that would be harder to do with a coaching carousel. Additionally, I feel like WR is one of those positions where a kid can just have "it" and you know that their skills will likely transition well to the college game. Think Treadwell, Speedy Noil, Diggs... all kids that you could tell would likely be very good in College.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Almost definitely told to leave it out...||
There is no way that question get's asked and you forget about the "accused" rape incident. All politics asside, that would be an event that I would NEVER forget if I were a kid.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||I like Jedd||
I like Jedd and his brunt personality. Everything I've seen from interviews makes it seem likes he's a straight shooter. Now I have no idea how good of a coach he is, but he's had a lot of them even at the highest level.
I just wonder how long he is going to stay around. I would think that it has the potential to hurt WR recruiting, knowing that Jedd has never stayed in one place for too long. I seem to remember even Brian mentioning that this is likely a stepping stone for Jedd during the coaching interview. Because damn... we need some quality WRs to get on board.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Agreed.||
DeMatha, Good Counsel, and (recently) Bullis are all strong prep schools that put out D1 prospects every year in MD. Nice to start a pipeline there.
EDIT: They are all very strong academic schools too. I knew kids from each who went on to Ivy's.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||aussie aussie aussie oy oy oy||
I would love to hear 110,000 people chear "aussie aussie aussie oy oy oy" when he punts at the Big House.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||I'm fucking ashamed at some of these comments...||
Brady Hoke is a great man by all accounts, but was in over his head here at UofM. So he's taking a tour across the country and learning from a wide veriety of coaching philosiphies. Good for him.
It would have been just as easy for the man, who was fired from his DREAM JOB, to lay low for a while and not do anything to better himself. This constant making fun of OUR previous coach who's a true Michigan Man through and through needs to stop.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Two major things from this article..||
Wilkinson is the coach at Cocoa High School in Florida, a talent hotbed that includes Ohio State 2017 oral commitment Bruce Judson, a top-20 player in his class.
Dean had a second opinion from noted sports surgeon Dr. James Andrews. Wilkinson said Andrews' opinion was that Dean needed continued rehab on his knee and should be ready to resume full activities this summer.
I would assume this turns Bruce Judson off quite a bit. And sure looks like you're lying when arguably the best knee surgeon in the world says he should be good to go by summer.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||This could be 100% literal||
Had a friend in college get an MIP and Drunken Disorderly... this was his punishment. Unfortunately for him, he didn't have a car on campus either, so many times he had to ride his bike over somewhere near State Street (I believe) to get breathalyzed. Twice a day.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Serious Question -||
What makes you think he's under the radar? He apparently attends a monster FB school in AL. If anything I would think he has had plenty of exposure.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Yeah, It's funny.||
I kept thinking to myself here is a boulder of a man who isn't that fast but has good balance and is hard to take down... but then there were times he just outran some defenders down the stretch. I'm not really sure how to take this.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Actually...||
I believe this would be an even bigger recruiting coup as we were in on Jaylen very late in the process and he has risen up the rankings his senior year while McGary fell a bit during his.
But I get your point!
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Works||
I didn't have any issues.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||I blame Hoke. Seriously||
I blame Hoke. Seriously though, KJ wanted to commit at camp and Hole told him to hold off.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Serious Question...||
Is he getting paid more money and therefore able to put in more effort, or has he just gotten better? Cause I agree that this years edit's are on a whole other level.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||I thought the same thing.||
I really hope that he had approval from the recruit before sending this letter. Otherwise, I am not a fan of this tactic at all. It definitely would have to be for the right person.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Maybe they'll be different stickers?||
Harbaugh seems to "travel the path less taken" so to speak... maybe the stickers will be different then the past? Just a though.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||100% Agree||
It really seems like Mattison is happy in his new role. I assume he knows he's getting older, has accomplished pretty much everything a defensive coach could ever want, and probably enjoys a bit more time to spend with family. I really like how things have played out with the staff.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Oh SHIT! Where'd the week go!?!||
|1 year 19 weeks ago||LOOK OUT!||
MileHighWolverine's jock-strap just dropped.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||I understand why he stayed in AA...||
But damn, he sure sounds like a guy you'd want sitting in a recruit's living room, talking to the parents about academics and accountability.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Lighten up man...||
I don't think he meant his post in a negative way at all. Kovacs was a hell of a player, and an obvious choice to compare to; being a walk-on and all.
Football season (and wins) can't come soon enough so everyone's damn jimmies can stop being ruffled so easily.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Dibs...||
Dibs on calling Denver
|1 year 21 weeks ago||STOP!||
I'll take zero flips and ZERO torn ACLs this season thank you very much!
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Wow...||
I never new that fact. Thanks for sharing - that's pretty unbelievable.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Not true at ALL||
It completely depends on the severity and the area of tear on the meniscus. I've (unfortunately) had multiple knee surgeries, but only had minor tears of the meniscus which were easily reparable. My orthopedic surgeon (an NFL team doctor) was emphatic that I was lucky with the meniscus as ACL’s can be replaced, but meniscuses can’t.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Injury at 1:24 in the Video?||
Was that snippet of him taking a low shot and limping at 1:24 in the video his season ending injury? Was that a clean (allowable) move on the WR?
|1 year 22 weeks ago||"Big Blue"...||
I hate this saying so much and cringe whenever I tell someone I went to Michigan and they say, " Go Big Blue".
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Southern culture?||
If I had to guess I'd say that the SEC (and southern culture) appeals to Michigan kids while still being close enough for families to visit for the weekend and games. Granted, it's a 7 hr drive from Mich, but it's more doable than say LSU or UGA .
Having only been to Tenn campus for the first time last year, it is really a fun college town, Tons (TONS) of cute girls in dresses, a finatic football culture, huge stadium, and just a very laid back feel.
Again, just a guess though.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||I was thinking the opposite...||
I know Suh is a large man, which is why I was expecting him to tower over Harbaugh. He actually looks smaller than I was expecting in this picture.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||"After speaking with his||
EDIT: Removed my question as it's not important anymore.
Thank you for sharing the story and can't wait to see this kid carry tthe rock on Saturday's at the Big House. GO BLUE.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Wow||
This is a very telling statistic and is more lopsided then I had hoped.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Help||
Is there a place I can tune into Sam and listen online? Thank you.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||The real question...||
Would he walk a 1000 miles
If he could
da duda duda da doo
(I'll see myself out)
|1 year 27 weeks ago||I doubt it||
It may have not been "an ugly divorce" for you, but anytime a man is fired from his dream job there has to be some animosity and guilt. I truely feel bad for Hoke as a person and would more than understand if he takes some time away from the program.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Thanks...||
Coffee literally shot out of my nose and onto my keyboard at work.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||S&C Couch is soooo important||
I agree this miss hurts bad. That staff position is right behind the HC and DC in terms of importance (I would argue not so much OC in our case).
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Probably||
Didn't they just lose their (very unhappy) DC and currently have a vacency there?
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Just Started||
Jim's segment just started.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Yeah...||
I was just thinking the same thing. I assume there is no sort of wavier he could receive if Mora were to leave? You'd have to feel for the kid if this were to happen.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||http://m.memegenerator.net/instance/57450145||
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Swelling||
As @GoBlueInIowa mentioned, you have to wait for the swelling within the knee to go down before surgery. Typically 3-4 weeks is the sweet spot for surgery.
Here's to hoping that it was a clean ACL tear and that there are no issues with the meniscus or any other ligaments.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Yep...||
I pretty much agree with everything you stated and think that's a pretty fair assessment. I think the UM WR group was greatly hindered by the QB play in general, but can't argue that statistically OSU WRs did better this year.
This doesn't mean that I like you.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Yep...||
I pretty much agree with everything you stated and think that's a pretty fair assessment. I think the UM WR group was greatly hindered by the QB play in general, but can't argue that statistically OSU WRs did better this year.
This doesn't mean that I like you.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Yeahhhh Buddy!||
Glad to hear the good news, Ace. Keep the chin up man!
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Year of the Jim's?||
Jim McElwain to Florida
Jim Tressel to Nebraska
and last but certainly not least...
Jim Harbaugh to Michigan
|1 year 34 weeks ago||I don't get it... Are they||
I don't get it... Are they only allowed to name captains that will be back next season? Otherwise, what's the point?
|1 year 34 weeks ago||This!||
I think that this is exactly what you want in a permanent AD. I don't pretend to know whether he really would be more qualified then some of the other permanent AD names thrown around here, but I like him.
You want an AD that will stand behind the curtain so to speak and let the coaches and teams represent the school in good light.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||BOOM!||
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Compassion||
I hope this fanbase is mature enough to realize that a man just got fired from truly his dream job (albeit a warrented firing). I feel sad for Hoke, but happy as a Michigan fan.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Lol, same crappy stuff?||
Like score tons of touchtowns and set records?
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Biomechanics and Rehab||
I too was told that a replacement ACL is physically as strong as, or stronger, than the original. The thing to keep in mind though is that an ACL tear has as much of an effect on surrounding muscles as it does the knee.
The general practice is to wait until the swelling of the knee has gone down before performing ACL surgery. This can (as it did in my 2 cases) take a few weeks. By that time the muscle atrophy can be visually seen and will only worsen after surgery. The Vastus Medals takes a huge hit from a torn ACL in the sense that generally the body compensates for the torn ACL by walking and functioning in a way that does not trigger this muscle. Because of this the outer thigh muscles take over... not a good situation when you are trying to prevent your knee from rotating inward during a planting motion.
My guess, though I'm by no means a doctor, is that the combination of a person’s bio composition and the lack of really rehabbing the leg muscles back to balance is the reason for a large portion of ACL retears. Some people are just function in a way that is more likely to tear the ACL.
An aside note - I could not believe the stupidity taking place at Clemson in the form of jeopardizing a young player’s career by playing him against South Carolina game with a torn ACL.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Oops! You found my mistake.||
I said "cadavor autograft" when I meant to say "cadavor allograft". Good catch.
autograft = tissue from one point to another of the same individual's body
allograft = tissue from one individual to another
|1 year 34 weeks ago||You do not want to use a cadaver allograft.||
I've (unfortunately) been through 2 ACL surgeries now, so I have quite a bit of knowledge on the subject. The first ACL replacement was a cadaver autograft, while the most recent one being a patellar autograft.
My surgeon, a lead orthopedic surgeon for an NFL team, chose to use a cadaver allograft the first time due to a quicker recovery and research at the time suggesting they held up as well as a patellar or hamstring autografts. However, that was about 4 years ago and after the wave of cadaver allograft use, more and more research is showing that there is a significantly higher retear rate with the allograft over either of the autografts. I believe that the retear rate of ~4% for autografts and ~ a 4 to 5 times higher rate with the allograft.
My surgeon says that pretty much unanimously across the NFL patellar or hamstring autografts are used now. Patellar is a bit more common though as there are generally less side effects with the harvested tissue. It's really just a preference of the surgeon.
EDIT: To answer the question about likelihood of a potential 3rd ACL tear- "the overall rate of another injury within 2 years to the ACL—on the same or the opposite knee—is six times greater among athletes who undergo ACL reconstruction surgery and return to sport than among those who have never had an ACL tear." – American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.
I asked my surgeon this very same question about 2 weeks ago and the answer I got was that with proper rehab (which I assume Drake will get) there is nothing structurally weaker about the autograft ACL. However, people almost always tear their ACL by performing a motion of the knee bending inwards with stress. Some people just have biomechanics which puts their body in this position more than others. This is actually the reason that ACL tears are anywhere from 2 to 10 (depending on the source) more common in girls than boys.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||As someone with multiple ACL tears...||
Those non-contact knee injuries just make me cringe. Hope it wasn't a tear for Drake as he's been by far the best RB this year.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Deep 50/50 ball to Funchess||
About. DAMN. Time.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Agreed||
That was a great block, hands down great play, but the game only got this close due to other terrible calls.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Replay foul||
Glad the replay showed another missed foul...
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Terrible refs||
Haven't seen refs this bad since the championship game.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Meh|
|1 year 37 weeks ago||I guess this is good...||
Too much oversight could be bad though.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Artificial Turf||
I am convinced that artificial turf plays a large roll in the increase of ACL tears we see. I haven't done the reaserch to back it up, but I that has been my first hand experience.
I've played soccer at a high level for most of my life. I've played just about everyday from elementary school through college without an issue. I've now torn my ACL twice on turf within the last 3 years. Out of roughly a total of 15 soccer games played on turf in my life... I've torn my ACL twice.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Money.||
If he is pushed out instead of resigning then it comes with a fat check. Not a very smart question my man.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||This run by Green should alone remove him from #1 RB||
I really hope that Ty will not be performing like this next year...
|1 year 48 weeks ago||This should be it's own post.||
Someone become an OP and make this it's own post please. Losts of stuff to discuss.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||Nice save.||
Almost as good as the all time best save...
|1 year 49 weeks ago||Me Too||
I have a copy of the Michigan Daily when this picture was the cover. It is curretly framed and hanging in my main room. Get compliments all the time :)
|2 years 2 weeks ago||Steve Elmer||
Steve Elmer is a guy I really wish UofM would have been able to keep in the state of Michigan.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Unofficial Stream?||
Unfortunately it is times like these where I wish I hadn't gone internet only from Comcast. Anyone have a link to an unofficial stream? I don't have an account to use ESPNgo. Thank and GO BLUE!
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Not diminishing your recovery at all...||
As it takes an awful lot of dedication and hard work to get back to that kind of strength in 8 months - but running a half marathon is a lot different than playing a contact sport with constant cutting. The sheer force exerted on the ACL playing football with 250+ lb guys flying around is 1000% greater than running long distance. It's the sheer force that you really have to worry about with ACL.
Not sure how it was for you, but for me the box jump landings and balancing movements on the leg were much harder mentally and physically then the running.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||This.||
So much this. The mental aspect of ACL recovery is with out a doubt the hardest part. You body naturally learns to stop performing functions that will strongly effect the ACL and you won't even realize it. You will jump and land differently, run with a altered stride, and cut at a different angle. It is very, VERY hard to return back to normal from the mental aspect. I tore my ACL 2 years ago and still catch myself sometimes.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Please don't come back to bite us...||
Horford and Morgan really need to learn to just let the other guy take a bad shot and NOT FOUL throughout the game!
|2 years 27 weeks ago||Congrats to him!||
I'm curious as to why it has taken so long to offer?!
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Just make sure to tailor expectations a bit...||
Can a new OC invigorate an offense, hell yes. Look at Auburn this year. Does Nuss showing up on campus automatically add 30 lbs to each of our (very, VERY young OL), hell no. It will take time to turn into a grinding offense, but it certainly seems to be going in the right direction.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Agreed...||
I believe I read somewhere on mgoblog before that his High School coach and Borges were very close. I hope that bad blood doesn't trickle down to Harris (if there is any). We can only speculate until we hear something.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||I have been critical as well.||
This is great content. Reminds me of the old days. +1 sir!
|2 years 29 weeks ago||Serious Question||
Do we expect this to affect any of our commited recruits? (but YAY!!!)
|2 years 30 weeks ago||:(||
Me too buddy. The only redemption is that I didn't quite grasp how monumental a loss it was at the time.
|2 years 31 weeks ago||I'm ready for some -||
|2 years 32 weeks ago||Mobile Stream?||
|2 years 33 weeks ago||I'm not really||
Concerned about my posts being hidden or missing out here because of this, my general point was that when the voting comes back it should be made apparent that you shouldn't down vote something just because you don't agree with the viewpoint. The point system should be used more so to hide the useless trash.
|2 years 33 weeks ago||However,||
The one thing to be careful about with neg's is that it can definitely lead to group thinking. I've seen plenty of valid counter arguments (respectful disagreements) that get completely hidden because the majority doesn't agree. The arguments are what make for great debates. Brian and Space Cowboy's back and forth views were great (although I still disagree with Brian completely calling him out, but hey - it's his site).
Neg's should only be used for personal attacks, useless replies, or harmful information posted.
|2 years 35 weeks ago||Small request||
Placing the players numbers next to their names on the chart would REALLY help out users like myself who are not as familiar. Love the UFRs though.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||You've captured my thoughts perfectly.||
I could not have stated this better myself.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Don't make mGrowOld's||
Wife come beat you up. She's in really good shape!
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Without a doubt...||
To me at least, that is the ideal offense. Not gimmicky but diverse as hell.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Stream?||
Anyone have a stream that would work on mobile?
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Obviously my response isn't going to add much...||
but it's not a whole fucking new thread. That's the point. This whole thread you started was dumb - "Well I was right about my theory with kids talking to me, but I didn't listen to my theory this time around. I'll do better next time guys."
And you still haven't given your thoughts as to why he went quiet and chose Bama, which would have been a 100% better topic to discuss.
Edit: I'd like to say that I appreciate what BB does. And he has been right in the past (most of the time). This downward sipral of MGoBlog is sickening though and threads like this don't add anything. Look how many "appreciation" threads there are. Hell, there is an "appreciation of the Appreciation Appreciation thread) there.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||?||
So what's the point of this post? To say you were wrong but you'll not let your heart get in the way the next time? That's what I'm not getting? It adds nothing to the board.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Seriously...||
So BB created a post of "I knew it all along guys"? Awesome. Internet pat on the back. He could have least given us his honest opinion on why he went quiet.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Yes||
This would be very helpful.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Personally,||
I took it as Brian feeling threatened. This whole post could have perfectly supported his views about putting players in positions to not suceed without naming SC.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||I admire your dedication.||
Typing all of that on a DROID - impressive my man.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Does this seem||
Creepy as hell to anyone else? - "my family and I will see you when the team comes to So Cal."
|2 years 37 weeks ago||If you really are a mom...||
I feel so sad for your child's teachers.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||This board...||
has reached an all time low in the 7 years I've been following it. It really is just sad at this point.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||Denard was just listed as #2 RB on Jags||
Thought it was worth sharing. I wonder if it will mean anything.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||Something that would be really interesting...||
Would be if you could do follow up interviews with players once they have commited. Assuming that players are ok (i.e. you ask permission) I'd love to hear about why they specifically chose Michigan over other schools, or the opposite. I get the normal "good academics" and I get that sometimes it's something that can really be described, but... I'm sure sometimes it can be one thing.
For example: "After talking with Michigan Offeree X, I feel that he chose School X because it was too important for the players family to watch him play every Saturday in person".
"Player X said flat out that he thought Coach X at the other school spent more time with his players and prepares them better for the NFL".
Afterthoughts are something that I think people on this board would really enjoy.
|2 years 41 weeks ago||Dumb Question||
But wouldn't Lewan be a super right tackle in this formation?
|2 years 41 weeks ago||This is our OL tenacity at the moment|
|2 years 45 weeks ago||If we are talking about admission to the University itself||
Then I would agree with you. Frats and sororities place MUCH more emphasis on social interaction and ones personality than they do GPA. There were plenty of very smart and rich kids who rushed my frat at UofM and were rejected because they were entitled, socially awkward, or strange.
These are individuals you will be living with and who you expect to become your best friends, not people who you are hiring to run a business.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||Simple.||
Wine Her, Dine Her, 49er.
|2 years 48 weeks ago||I'm amazed...||
I continue to be amazed at the quality of kids this coaching staff has managed to bring in. Mone is going to be a great ambassador of our school.
|2 years 48 weeks ago||Could someone with enough points, please start a new thread?||
Recently came across this great article on Mone and the type of character he has. I can't wait to see what he can do on the field. Truly will be a Michigan Man.
|2 years 49 weeks ago||Well played man...||
This made my afternoon. Luckily for us, I have to agree!
|2 years 50 weeks ago||Correct||
I didn't see this before my other post but I have heard the same thing. It sounds like he is Clemson's version of Frank Clark and expected to have serious playing time this year.
|2 years 50 weeks ago||Incorrect on Jones||
Jone's is currently playing for Clemson and is expected to make a significant impact this year. Clemson message boards have been raving about him all summer similiar to what we've been hearing on Frank Clark.
|3 years 12 weeks ago||THIS!||
This card is great. The $50 is what you would pay for a Costco membership anyways (a must in my family). Last year I did quite a bit of traveling for work on the card and got $600 cash back. CASH! You just go to Costco and at the cashier you exchange your end of the year coupon for cash. Between Amex Costco and Amex Blue Perfered (6% cash back on groceries and 3% gas) you have likely over 50% of your yearly purchases at at least 2% cash back or higher between these cards (6% groceries, 3% gas, 2% resturants, 2% travel). I've done extensive research on this in case you can't tell :)
Never had a single issue with Amex either. The one time I went over my spending limit and realized it, they called me to let me know, and then RAISED my spending limit on the spot!
Edit: A nice little trick too - grocery stores have gift cards for everything. So if you know you are going to spend a certain amount somewhere, buy a giftcard at the grocery store. 6% cash back on EVERYTHING this way!
|3 years 22 weeks ago||Shameless top plug...||
Magnus, I am dissapointed in you.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||I like.||
This Robinson kid. He could be good!
|3 years 23 weeks ago||Hamstring ACL reconstruction||
Don't even consder this.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||I guess that we are just||
I guess that we are just going to have to disagree. I know that there is literature out there stating that using ones own patella is better. There is also plenty of literature stating the opposite. I don’t mean to sound smug, but I was lucky enough to have family connections in the medical world and consulted multiple Professional Team Physicians before my surgery (NFL, MLS…). I was told pretty universally the same thing each time – using ones own patella used to be hands down what was considered the gold standard. Then about 15 years ago things started to shift and using Allograft (donated tissue)started to gain momentum. Fully recovery to 100% form takes a month or two longer, but in the end has almost exactly the same chance re-tearing.
Spero Karas was the MD who performed my surgery (http://www.sperokaras.com/).
I don’t think that you can go wrong with either one, but if I were an older man (I’m 23) I would definitely want the less invasive surgery and would go for the allograft.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||Was in your shoes a year ago||
I'm 23 and tore my ACL playing soccer. It was a completely clean tear (kind of unusual) where nothing else was damaged at all (e.g. meniscus, MCL). Tear was from a noncontact, but instead an unlucky turn of the knee.
Get the surgery otherwise your knee will never be the same. ACL not only helps keep you knee aligned, but also provides cushion on impacts. Arthritis at an earlier age is very common in people who do not get the surgery. Also, get the surgery done by a doctor who has specialized in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Many professional sports team doctors also have a practice where they perform surgeries on ordinary guys like you and me (NFL docs are normally at the top of the list). You want the surgery done by someone who does a lot of them... hence the sports docs.
Patella vs Cadaver: there are benefits to both. Patella is the tried and true gold standard, but obviously is more painful as you are taking your own muscle. Cadaver takes a bit longer to heal (1-2 months) but also keeps your patella in tact. More and more pro athletes are going the cadaver route and there is no real evidence to state one is better than the other.
EDIT: As I was able to take an extra month to get back to sports, I chose the Cadaver route. I would do this again if I had the choice. My surgery was done by doctor of an NFL team and he said that it is almost 50/50 now in the NFL when choosing between patella and Cadaver.
Surgery: Do pre-op physical therapy. This is where I really skimped and it made it sooo much harder to recover. A week of muscle atrophy takes about a month to recover. Muscles right above the kneed and hamstrings are what take the hit. Trust me, you need to work these out before surgery!
Pain: Surgery sucks. No way around it. You will be basically handicapped entirely for a week (at least in my experience). You will need someone to help you do ordinary tasks. It hurts like hell and was the worst thing I've ever had to go through. But you get through it.
Hope this helps. Good Luck.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||Look at my sarcastic response internet!||
I'm not sure why you would respond like that? This was rumoured a couple days ago, but only confirmed by Aurburn earlier today. And being that this will directly affect the (potentially) highest ranked recruit Michigan has gotten in the past 5-10 years... I'd say it's worth mentioning.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||Hijacking this thread -||
Auburn just lost its running backs coach to the NFL. TomVH is reporting that Rich Bisaccia is officially gone.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||This needs to stop on mgoblog.||
People need to stop reposting every top sports story from Reddit.com to mgoblog. Just about every OT post I have seen here over the past few weeks has appeared within 5 hours of the exact same post appearing on Reddit.
I understand that some things are great, and should be shared with the mgoblog community... but not every sports link. Create your own content people! A plea from a long time mgoblog and reddit user. Thanks.
Edit: link to top (ORIGINAL) reddit post: http://www.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/16lsyk/no_shot_required_goal/
|3 years 29 weeks ago||So you took a gamble...||
to save some money and it didn't pay off? Therefore your 'experience sucked'? I don't mean to sound rude, but that just sounds very childish. Your title should read - "Scalping tickets at the Outback Bowl sucked".
|3 years 31 weeks ago||Sorry for the late reply.||
Sorry, I should have been a bit more informative. The original ending (with a ?) sort of suggested that there are beginning reports of his commitment.
Good link though. Thanks for the post.
|3 years 31 weeks ago||Need a title change.||
Otherwise this will not end well.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||That rappin kid at the end...||
is just so damn annoying in every one of these videos.