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|10 hours 27 min ago||Dakich is having multiple orgasms over this Maryland crowd.||
Dakich is having multiple orgasms over this Maryland crowd.
|2 days 1 hour ago||I think they're in regardless||
I think they're in regardless of the less than impressive resume. Several years back, I remember two different seasons where MSU had 8-8 finishes in conference and no other highly ranked victories but they went to the tourney both times. They got bounced opening weekend both years but I assumed they got the invite because of Izzo.
Their best victory this year is over OSU, although it was a win at the buzzer and OSU is no longer ranked.
|2 days 3 hours ago||*Another screw job in South||
*Another screw job in South Bend. 1992 - this was when both Michigan and Notre Dame were ranked in the top 5 every year and it was THE college football highlight of September.
Michigan leads 17-7 in the 4th quarter, ND makes a drive and has 3rd and goal. On the play, Ty Law gets flagged for a phantom pass interference. I guess he breathed too hard on the ND player...and it gave them a fresh set of downs inside the 5 and a touchdown on a platter. It wasn't a surprise. It's ND, it's South Bend, it's Lou Holtz, the Irish are trailing in the 4th quarter, no way in hell the officials are not going to let them score on that drive. The game ended in a tie 17-17. (Overtime didn't come until a couple seasons later).
*Another example, same location. In 1980, ND trails us 27-26. On their final drive, they throw a non catchable ball out of bounds (so far out of bounds that it goes into the stands). Yet Michigan is still called for pass interference. In those days, the penalty was 25 (30?) yards and it was just barely enough to put ND in FG position, for Harry Oliver to kick a FG which barely made it over the crossbar and we lose 29-27.
*2006 was the epic 47-21 game in South Bend. The officiating on ND's last drive was comical. The game very much over. It was all about running out the clock and Michigan got flagged three straight times for late hits on Brady Quinn. The first one I could understand, the next two were ridiculous tricky tack hits that wouldn't be considered a late hit in any other stadium.
*And finally, there was the official in South Bend in 1990 who used an index card when he measured for a Michigan first down.
Can I just say how much I'm NOT going to miss seeing us play in South Bend? You so much as look at a ND player wrong, you're going to get flagged.
|2 days 11 hours ago||These aren't the most||
These aren't the most heartbreaking, since we ended up winning them all, but still some pretty awful calls that set Bo off.
|2 days 12 hours ago||To add some major salt to the||
To add some major salt to the wound for those who don't remember:
At the time of that play, it was 3rd and goal, Notre Dame had no timeouts left and there was just a little over 10 seconds left on the clock. If they run the ball and don't make it, they're going to come away with no points because they wouldn't have time to get the field goal unit on the field. So what should have been a 9-7 halftime lead turned into a 16-7 halftime lead for ND thanks to the officials. At that moment, I knew that blown call would come back to haunt us and make up the difference in that game...which it did 25-23.
On the replay, Halliday drops the ball at the 2 yard line while he goes into the end zone holding air. The ball rolls backwards to the 3 and slides under a Michigan defender for what should have been a fumble recovery.
Haliday got his ass handed to him the following year at the big house and was eventually pulled as a starter. Yes, that was epic. But it didn't ease the pain of that stupid ass call the year before.
|3 days 7 hours ago||In 1998, I went to||
In 1998, I went to Bloomington to watch Western play the Hoosiers. The fans were incredibly nice. Only bad experience was listening to IU's marching band announcer, who might have the most obnoxious voice of a stadium announcer I've ever heard. I spent most of the game trying to find a radio channel for the Michigan game and I couldn't find it....which might have been a blessing in disguise since that was the day Donovan McNabb did bad things at the big house. During post-game, the IU band announcer took a break from announcing the music to joyously announce over the speakers that Michigan had lost and was now 0-2 on the season. The 1,000 or so fans left in the stadium could care less but I wanted to run on to the field and deck the jackass.
In 2013, I went to the big house to watch us play IU (that ugly defensive game we won 63-47). Indiana brought their marching band and during their Pregame, I was horrified to hear that awful voice over the speakers again.
|4 days 1 hour ago||It's a nice thought but I'm||
It's a nice thought but I'm thinking...no.
|5 days 1 hour ago||This is what Texas looked||
This is what Texas looked like the 25 years leading up to Mack Brown's arrival. Very underachieving in a talent rich state.
|5 days 2 hours ago||Yes, Yost gave them the plans||
Yes, Yost gave them the plans to build a knock off Michigan Stadium.
Notre Dame's fight song was also written after a loss to Michigan (and was inspired from The Victors). Plus there was UM teaching them the game of football in 1888.
Also, fuck Notre Dame.
|5 days 10 hours ago||I suspect I'll be able to||
I suspect I'll be able to read everything but the last two season game recaps. (In 3 & Out, I read up until the night before the 2008 Utah game but didn't have the stomach to go any further.) I can handle reading about Dave Brandon and his big bag of bullshit but the '13 and '14 teams agonizing displays on the football field is going to be too hard.
Minor observation: Why no scoreboard on the book cover? Was it photoshopped out to include the book description or was the pic taken in summer of 2011 while the scoreboards were being replaced?
|6 days 8 hours ago||Thank GOD.<br><br>Fuck OSU.||
|6 days 8 hours ago||Soooo many second chance points for OSU. Pissing me off.||
Soooo many second chance points for OSU. Pissing me off.
|1 week 1 day ago||So, let's see if I have this||
So, let's see if I have this right. Last years BB team traveled to Columbus but OSU didn't have to go to Crisler...where I am confident we would have swept them.
The common trend when this happens in basketball is if two B1G teams play once, they will play again only once the following year at the opposite location. Meaning Michigan should have had one game this year with OSU and it should be at Crisler. That didn't happen as two meetings are on the schedule. Lame but I assumed the conference schedule got messed with because of the additions of Rutgers and Maryland....the same reason we played at East Lansing in football the last two years.
Now flash forward to next year and once again, there's only one meeting with OSU and once again, they do not have to go to Crisler?
Why do the villains keep getting rewarded for the schedule quirks? When is OSU going to have to come to Crisler with no return trip?
|1 week 2 days ago||Oh, man. That radio||
Oh, man. That radio interview was the worst. Dan Dakich cut Brian off mid-sentence through about more than half the interview, especially when he was listing Brandon's bumblings. Then when Brian told him that he need not be so sensitive, he started rambling about his playing days at Indiana...which I had no idea what he was getting at or what it had to do with the topic at hand. I think he should just stick with broadcasting basketball.
Amen to the follow-up, Brian.
|1 week 3 days ago||Attending 'the Horror' in||
Attending 'the Horror' in 2007 was a nightmare. But last year's Minnesota game and the week that followed...I get the shakes and the blood boils just thinking about it.
|1 week 4 days ago||Oy. Add in some slam dunks||
Oy. Add in some slam dunks on us and this looks like UM/MSU from the Brian Ellerbe years.
|1 week 5 days ago||(No subject)|
|1 week 5 days ago||The love fest for Funchess||
The love fest for Funchess during the App State game was a little over the top, I thought, considering who the opponent was. But I don't think any of us ever imagined how little he would do the rest of the season.
|1 week 5 days ago||That Minnesota game and the||
That Minnesota game and the week that followed it was a total nightmare. But you're right. That was when I knew Hoke was done. And even before Shane took that hit, I was very surprised how awful he looked.
|1 week 6 days ago||I'm looking forward to seeing||
I'm looking forward to seeing it. Didn't know there was a red carpet special too.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||You're punking me, right?||
You're punking me, right? You even like the bumblebee ones worn against MSU?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I don't know about the other||
I don't know about the other schools but Notre Dame was a dumbass all on their own when they gave him that huge extension when he was just a few games into his first season. I remember I couldn't wait until that completely blew up in Notre Dame's face and he didn't disappoint.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah, I didn't really enjoy||
Yeah, I didn't really enjoy that interview. The kid's heart is in the right place so you can't fault him for that. But hearing him say there's going to be a music video sounds terrifying and it reminds me of 'We are ND'.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I rip on Notre Dame fans as||
I rip on Notre Dame fans as much as the next guy but I have a hard time believing the majority of their students ever thought that was cool. At least I hope so.
Same goes for the Purdue students and that hideous rap video they made.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||This is so not the ideal kind||
This is so not the ideal kind of game for Harbaugh to start making Michigan look like Michigan again.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||It's OK. But never a||
It's OK. But never a favorite of mine. The marching band didn't play it for pregame until the mid 90's. And the crowd is pretty dead when it's being played.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||'The Victors' already has a||
'The Victors' already has a younger sibling in 'Varsity.'
Along with middle child 'Yellow & Blue,' half-brother 'I want to go back to Michigan,' and cousins 'Temptation' and 'Hawaiian War Chant', the family reunions are already going to be crowded.
I suspect 'Hail & Unite' would kind of be like adding cousin Oliver to the Brady Bunch.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Scoreboards becoming as big||
Scoreboards becoming as big as stadiums doesn't impress me.
When you're at the game, 99% of your attention is placed at what's happening on the field. The screens are nice for replays of huge plays but I could tell what was going on easily when the big house had these...
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Gameday was epic to watch in||
Gameday was epic to watch in the 90's for me. But the last 14 years, I've pretty much only tuned in when they're in Ann Arbor.
I do like Rece Davis, though. Especially since he calls us Meeeeechigan ala Ufer.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||The title isn't just||
The title isn't just depressing but it's probably also misleading. I'm sure it's all about the fall and nothing about the rise.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I listened to 91.7 last night||
I listened to 91.7 last night for about 3 minutes before I had to turn it off because of Pat Caputo's gushing over Michigan's signing day and how Harbaugh couldn't do better.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Henson was fun to watch. His||
Henson was fun to watch. His passes were like lasers and the TV commentators would practically gush over them during replays. He had great accuracy and decision making and he was the first QB we had in well over a decade that had mobility along with everything else. What he did in Columbus will always hold a special place in my heart.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I went to every spring game||
I went to every spring game from 1998 - 2009 and only twice did the weather not suck. It's almost always cloudy, dark, cold, drizzling.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||4 TD's and a Super Bowl||
4 TD's and a Super Bowl record in completions despite the two int's. Well deserved.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Brady is awesome!||
Brady is awesome!
|3 weeks 6 days ago||2. He didn't get it when he won the 3rd Super Bowl.||
2. He didn't get it when he won the 3rd Super Bowl.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||MVP for Brady please?||
MVP for Brady please?
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Soooooo happy for Brady!||
Soooooo happy for Brady!
|3 weeks 6 days ago||That was a 4:30 start. At||
That was a 4:30 start. At the time, it seemed to be the closest thing we would ever have to a night game.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||"Even many of Hoke's wins||
"Even many of Hoke's wins were brutal to watch."
Amen a million times. I always used the word agonizing but brutal works just as well. Akron, UConn, the last two Northwestern games left me feeling sick almost to the same level as losses. Ugly games are going to happen in football or any sport every so often. But when it's week after week after week after week...let's just say I'm tired of the ugly.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Why does he think Belien has||
Why does he think Beilien has passed Izzo? I suspect he's talking BS because the teams play this weekend and if MSU wins, which is most likely since the game is at their place and we're insanely young,, he can fall back later with some condescending remark about Izzo not being good but he can still beat Michigan, or something stupid like that.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I don't remember Harbaugh||
I don't remember Harbaugh being parodied or hosting SNL.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Very happy Pettway and||
Very happy Pettway and Shields got their energy out scoring at will against Sparty and not us.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Stepping on the baseline has||
Stepping on the baseline has been a habit the last 4 games.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Love the transition baskets!||
Love the transition baskets!
|4 weeks 4 days ago||I'm sure it was no different||
I'm sure it was no different in the 80's when Andy Moeller played with Gary on the coaching staff. That worked out pretty damn well.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Some extra things for that||
Some extra things for that spring game, the start of the alumni flag football game and the tour of the new lockerrooms really made for a big turnout. The line to see the lockerrooms was an hour long wait so I didn't bother. But I really enjoyed the alumni game because they looked like they were having fun and they were doing a ton of trash talking. Brandstatter saying over the speakers, "I think we need to see more of Michigan's All-American Quarterback Rick Leach!" And Leach yelling back, "Give me a break, I'm 50 years old!"
I went to every spring game from 1998 to 2006 and then again in 2009 but I eventually stopped going because they got kind of boring. Now that Harbaugh is here, I'm thinking I need to start going again.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Stoops is 168-44 since he||
Stoops is 168-44 since he took over at Oklahoma. Only Boise State has won more games in college football during that time frame.
I don't see him leaving for Iowa. But if he did, I wonder if OU fans would go all West Virginia-losing-RichRod crazy.
|5 weeks 1 hour ago||Fucking Wisconsin. They get||
Fucking Wisconsin. They get every offensive rebound, every defensive rebound, Kaminsky can take 4 steps and not get called for traveling.
I hate those fuckers.
|5 weeks 1 hour ago||Siiiiigh.||
|5 weeks 2 hours ago||Shit. Death to backboards||
Shit. Death to backboards and then death to half court shots. Here we are in this position again. 1.3 seconds.
|5 weeks 3 hours ago||Of course he hits that 3.||
Of course he hits that 3.
|5 weeks 3 hours ago||Is that Lloyd?||
Is that Lloyd?
|5 weeks 3 hours ago||We have 4 offensive rebounds||
We have 4 offensive rebounds this game. Is that a season record?
|5 weeks 4 hours ago||Minus Lavert and the fact||
Minus Lavert and the fact that we can't get rebounds to save our lives, I'm not expecting any miracles. But I'll be rooting hard.
Since these guys lost badly at Rutgers, nothing is impossible. But we all know that when Wisconsin plays us, any miracle or critical shot is going in that damn basket.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||It was their only win over us||
It was their only win over us that entire decade. Bo owned Sparty.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I'd like to see Brady &||
I'd like to see Brady & Company do the Huxtable's dance from the Cosby Show intro.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I looked up his stats and||
I looked up his stats and there isn't a ton to work with, or at least ones I could find quickly. 85 tackles. 2 inteceptions, one against NC State and one against Boston College.
If you go to my channel and pm me your email address, I can send some plays to you some time this weekend.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Even if you had a good seat||
Even if you had a good seat at the big house in the late 1920's, without a screen scoreboard, I doubt anyone would be able to make out what was in that cage. I can't imagine the crowd getting too excited over something they couldn't see but maybe I'm wrong.
ETA: Go to 45 seconds in this video and you can see classic early 90's graphics of a wolverine taking a bite out of the Big Ten conference logo....
|5 weeks 4 days ago||I'll take the win. It's not||
I'll take the win. It's not like we weren't winning ugly even before Lavert got hurt.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Yikes. Those looked like Ben||
Yikes. Those looked like Ben Wallace free throws when he was with the Pistons. But I'll take it.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Ohhhh...this is painful.||
Ohhhh...this is painful.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||There were "little" things||
There were "little" things that annoyed me about Penn State back in the day like...
|5 weeks 6 days ago||So Russell was 1-8 for 16||
So Russell was 1-8 for 16 yards and 4 interceptions at one point....and now they're going to the Super Bowl.
|6 weeks 1 hour ago||Fuck!!!!!!||
|6 weeks 1 hour ago||Yep. Play 13 whole seconds||
Yep. Play 13 whole seconds and then go right back to commercials.
|6 weeks 1 hour ago||So many missed lay ups. It's been happening all season.||
So many missed lay ups. It's been happening all season.
|6 weeks 1 hour ago||MSU had to go to overtime last weekend to beat these guys.||
MSU had to go to overtime last weekend to beat these guys.
|6 weeks 2 hours ago||Well, that sucked.||
Well, that sucked.
|6 weeks 2 hours ago||Still not defending the 3.||
Still not defending the 3. Luckily, Northwestern is finally missing them...at least for now.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Yes, the program benefitted||
Yes, the program benefitted from it. And JoePa, who had 16 grandchildren of his own, after reporting it, did nothing to follow up. Year after year after year, he did nothing else despite what he knew and despite crossing paths with Sandusky on campus and in the athletic buildings...that always disgusted me the most. In the meantime, we hear BS from PSU nation about how Paterno grew up in an age where molestation wasn't commonly known so we should go easy on him since he didn't understand the "specifics" of the act.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Yes. Todd Blackledge saying||
Yes. Todd Blackledge saying JoePa died of a broken heart because we, the public, was so disgusted with him.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Before the whole Sandusky||
Before the whole Sandusky saga broke at Penn State, I remember their fans publicly complaining about Jay Paterno being a horrible offensive coach and only having the job because his daddy was the head coach.
It seems many of our fans have the same fear about Harbaugh's son....who coincidentally is also named Jay.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||He was 4-4 against Michigan||
He was 4-4 against Michigan when OSU fired him but he was allowed to coach the last game (where the players wore headbands in his honor) and they were huge underdogs but pulled out a 23-20 win. Boo.
That put him over .500.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Is it four straight wins for||
Is it four straight wins for us over them? I really wanted that to continue but I'm not expecting a miracle tonight.
Also, fuck the B1G schedule. We played in Columbus last year but OSU didn't have to come to Crisler. Usually that means the following year, it should be one meeting at our place. But I guess the additions of Maryland and Rutgers messed all that up.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||I'm sure they'll be parading||
I'm sure they'll be parading the trophies at halftime of our basketball game tomorrow night. That's going to suck on epic levels.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Happy Buckeye fans make me||
Happy Buckeye fans make me want to throw the TV though the window.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||I feel so sick to my stomach.||
I feel so sick to my stomach. I'm debating how much longer I can last before changing the channel.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||2nd quarter hasn't started||
2nd quarter hasn't started yet and I already feel sick. If one more thing goes wrong for Oregon, I'm not going to last long.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||I hate this, hate this, HATE THIS!!!||
I hate this, hate this, HATE THIS!!!
|6 weeks 5 days ago||I need a barf bag already.||
I need a barf bag already.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Are you fucking kidding||
Are you fucking kidding me????? Two wide open drops on 3rd down?
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Fuck||
|6 weeks 5 days ago||He should have caught that. He was wide open.||
He should have caught that. He was wide open.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||1990 - the first year in||
1990 - the first year in college football you could spike the ball to stop the clock.
That was how Colorado, who already had a tie and a loss under their belt, beat Missouri when they spiked the ball on 4th down and goal and then scored their "game winning" touchdown on 5th and goal....and not a single fan, player or ref in the stadium realized it. And then they went on to win a share of the national title.
A playoff is nice. But 16 teams seems too many.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||They were crazy back then.||
They were crazy back then. And yet, it was still considered the quietest stadium in the country by too many media folks...as they couldn't go very long without hammering that point home at every turn.
In the 80's it was even louder than that because the astroturf magnified the sound. It made the marching band sound much louder too.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||I never make predictions.||
I never make predictions. But Oregon better fucking win this game.
Buckeyes are already disgusting. Happy Buckeyes are ten times worse.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Good riddance. Suck it, Bo Ryan.||
Good riddance. Suck it, Bo Ryan.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||I've seen enough Wisconsin||
I've seen enough Wisconsin basketball the last few years to know that they'll make some kind of miracle shot to win. It always seems to happen.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Dallas can suck it after last||
Dallas can suck it after last week's Lions game.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||61 posbangs? Is that a||
61 posbangs? Is that a record here or at least in the top ten?
|7 weeks 7 hours ago||1:26 left. A&M down 53-51 to Kentucky.||
1:26 left. A&M down 53-51 to Kentucky.
|7 weeks 8 hours ago||Go Blue!||
|7 weeks 1 day ago||You see that bruise on my||
You see that bruise on my forehead? That's from banging my head against the wall.
Why does everything keep falling perfectly in place for OSU? It's gone way past the point of absurdity.
I'm at the point now where I wouldn't be surprised if Jim Harbaugh walked up to me and told me I just got punked...because he's on his way to Columbus to be co-head coaches with Urban Meyer.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Very well deserved. I still||
Very well deserved.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Oregon State. A home opener||
Oregon State. A home opener as a night game would be pretty sweet.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||The thought of OSU winning||
The thought of OSU winning Monday night literally makes me want to vomit. I will be nervously watching that game PRAYING that Oregon wins.
Take out the head to head record the last ten years and you STILL have about a thousand reasons to root against those assholes. Can you live with yourself in rooting for America's WORST fan base to be THAT happy? Shame on you.
Ironically, I'll be in Columbus this weekend visiting my best friend. I have no doubt I'll leave that place on Sunday an even bigger Duck fan than before.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Biakabutuka was 'Touchdown||
Biakabutuka was 'Touchdown Tim.'
Desmond was 'Magic'
Denard was 'Shoelace'
Corwin Brown was 'Cornflakes'
I don't remember any nicknames for Tyrone.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Watched that game on the big||
Watched that game on the big screens at Crisler. Sometimes I was too dumbfounded to high five the fans around me as he kept hitting those 3's.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Football will always be my||
Football will always be my true love. But Trey Burke's shot against Kansas is so addicting to watch that it can become hypnotizing.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Is it a possibility that even||
Is it a possibility that even the special teams could improve now that we have Harbaugh?
The rest of the college football world always seems to have good kickers. But expecting Michigan to make a 30 yard field goal is usually asking too much.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Kentucky going to overtime||
Kentucky going to overtime with Ole Miss? Can't find the game on TV
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Go Blue!!||
|7 weeks 4 days ago||I loved seeing the band's||
I loved seeing the band's reactions to touchdowns in the north end zone. And the block of yellow in the stands was a nice sight on TV
|7 weeks 4 days ago||'Hugh Jass' avatar of Charlie||
'Hugh Jass' avatar of Charlie Weiss.
But you need the screen name with it. Otherwise, it's a crappy avatar.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Morris was the star that day,||
Morris was the star that day, no doubt. But Harbaugh still threw for 264 yards. With Kolesar out because of a broken collar bone, Harbaugh and McMurtry teamed up for some great tosses and catches. And McMurtry dropped a wide open TD where Harbaugh scrambled out of trouble beautifully.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Love Harbaugh jumping up to||
Love Harbaugh jumping up to high five Jamie Morris. Those two were parts of my earliest memories of Michigan football. (Although, being a preschooler, I didn't quite understand the game yet.).
|8 weeks 8 hours ago||Wasn't it Driskel who led||
Wasn't it Driskel who led Florida to an 11-2 record two years ago? UF's season went to crap last year when he broke his leg. I didn't watch Florida much at all this year.
|8 weeks 10 hours ago||Yes. Run what works. And||
Yes. Run what works.
And if Mattison and Durkin can tell the secondary to stop playing 10 yards off the receiver, that would be nice too.
|8 weeks 23 hours ago||I remember several years back||
I remember several years back the folks on wtka mentioning that as weird as it sounds, a Thursday night game was inevitable for Michigan eventually. Although I can't picture a Thursday night game at the big house any time soon. Now THAT would be weird.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||In 2011, OSU wasn't good.||
In 2011, OSU wasn't good. Plain and simple. They were a miracle hail mary away against Wisconsin from being 5-6 coming into the big house. Braxton Miller sort of came of age, unfortunately. But we were the better team all around.
In 2012, I did not think OSU was as good as their record. Just like I didn't think we were as good as our record the season before. They beat a 9 loss Cal team 35-28, a 6 loss MSU team 17-16, a 7 loss Purdue team 29-22, an 8 loss Indiana team 52-49 and a 6 loss Wisconsin team 21-14. They had no wins against a top 20 team. They didn't play 2 teams competing for the national championship in non-conference season like we did. Our offensive line wasn't very good but it was not the train wreck yet that it would become in 2013 and 14. It didn't surprise me that game was close. Al Borges' playcalling sucked in the second half. But our defense was impressive.
In 2013, the levels of suck I saw during the season sometimes felt worse than RichRod. The team was agonizing to watch. We just came off a game where we managed ONE scoring drive all day against Nebraska's 116th ranked defense. My prediction before the game was that we would lose 42-6. But for some reason, our offensive line actually did decent, Devin played out of his mind and Borges opened up the playbook because why not wait until the 12th game of the season to do such a thing? Unfortunately, the defense, which was supposed to be the strength of this team, was about as bad as what we saw under GERG. Sadly, even if we scored on the two point conversion, I didn't have much faith that the defense could close out the final 30 seconds of that game.
In 2014, I was beyond dead inside. Didn't expect a miracle or a close game. The team played better than I thought but it was probably just a matter of the rivalry and the players playing harder because they knew Hoke was toast after that Maryland game.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||It was a shot at Dave Brandon.||
It was a shot at Dave Brandon.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Not just Bama, but from the||
Not just Bama, but from the bowl games I've watched, I'm seeing many teams (minus Baylor) take advantage of turnovers.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Oh, MSU fans can go fuck||
Oh, MSU fans can go fuck themselves. They weren't going to be in the top four regardless if OSU was invited or not.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Kickoff coverage has been impressive for both teams.||
Kickoff coverage has been impressive for both teams.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||*SIGH*OSU is not following||
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Inbred Buckeye fans looking so happy makes me sick,||
Inbred Buckeye fans looking so happy makes me sick,
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Oregon can score 100 as far as I'm concerned. Screw the Noles.||
Oregon can score 100 as far as I'm concerned. Screw the Noles.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||The block in the back changed||
The block in the back changed everything on that play. Game would have been over there.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Game would be over if not for that block in the back. Crap.||
Game would be over if not for that block in the back. Crap.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Baylor's last 3 bowl games||
Baylor's last 3 bowl games tell the story of defense...
2013: Lost to Central Florida 52-42
2012: Beat UCLA 49-29
2011: Beat Washington 67-56
I don't think today's going to be any different. Hopefully they can stull pull off the win.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Is it really that different||
Is it really that different from the other 364 days?
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Of all the WTF losses we had||
Of all the WTF losses we had in the Rose Bowl, that one has to rank near the top.
But it was good enough for OSU to take John Cooper because he beat a favored Michigan team. That loss gave us 13 amazing years.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Of all the hail mary's in||
Of all the hail mary's in college football history, our game against Colorado was the only game where both teams were ranked in the top 5. Boo.
I think Doug Flutie's will always be considered the "biggest," but it never got rerun as much on ESPN Classic as the "Miracle at Michigan." Again, boo.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||It's unfortunate. I really||
It's unfortunate. I really can't think of a time where he was on the radio and he wasn't complaining about something. You can be sure that morale is going to drop any time he's being interviewed.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||This is still hard to||
This is still hard to believe. When I updated the Harbaugh tribute in November, it only served to take my mind off the upcoming game in Columbus and to daydream about Harbaugh coming home and making Michigan look like Michigan again.
And now....he's here. So happy but still a little in shock. It was time for us to finally have some nice things.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Now MSU loses their third||
Now MSU loses their third straight?
If not for the refs screwing LSU over by taking away a touchdown against ND, this day has been pretty damn epic.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Go Baylor!!||
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Why can't we ever have five||
Why can't we ever have five tries under the basket like that?
|8 weeks 4 days ago||This is pissing me off. Fuck Notre Dame.||
This is pissing me off. Fuck Notre Dame.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Better than "I left my heart in San Francisco."||
Better than "I left my heart in San Francisco."
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Surprised. I thought for||
Surprised. I thought for sure LSU would be kicking their asses right now.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||I love it.||
I love it.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Ugh. This is bad.||
Ugh. This is bad.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Bite me Tressel. In 310||
Bite me Tressel. In 310 days, my best players will all have a Lexus.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Hope Lavert keeps this up.||
Hope Lavert keeps this up.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||OSU goes down. I'm ready for||
OSU goes down. I'm ready for us to beat Illinois and make it the perfect day.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||A little extra frosting on||
A little extra frosting on our cake with OSU basketball losing?
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Listening to him talk, they||
Listening to him talk, they HAVE to bring back Michigan Replay. That's a must.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||I made a guarantee a long||
I made a guarantee a long time ago, I've learned from it. I've grown!
|8 weeks 4 days ago||I got the mute button ready||
I got the mute button ready for when Drew Sharp asks his question.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||I want a copy of that picture||
I want a copy of that picture of Harbaugh with Moeller and Carr.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Is it possible to be so happy||
Is it possible to be so happy you throw up?
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Is this actually happening?||
Is this actually happening?
|8 weeks 4 days ago||The shock and awe is still||
The shock and awe is still pretty huge.
After this year's Minnesota game, and all the controversy that went with it and Brandon's stupid ass throwing Hoke under the bus, etc... everyone's feeling lower than low and I wondered if the bleeding was ever going to stop.
Just a couple months later, not only are we rid of Dave Brandon but Jim Harbaugh is our head football coach? September me would never have believed it.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||I'm torn again. Who do I||
I'm torn again. Who do I believe? The entire media, MSU fans and OSU fans have stated for the past week he doesn't give a crap about Michigan. He's only coming here for the money so he can swim in it like Scrooge McDuck.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||He did. A TD run up the||
He did. A TD run up the middle where he bounced backward off a ND defender then ran untouched into the end zone. An option pitch from Harbaugh at the 2 yard line where he crashed into the ND band and a pass from Harbaugh after ND muffed a punt.
I was 6 years old. No personal memories of the game. I had been to the big house the year before but I didn't quite yet understand how epic football was yet.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||This is like the President||
This is like the President arriving.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||2 months ago, among the||
2 months ago, among the constant misery, the team looking like crap when they lose, even agonizing to watch the few times they won...who would have thought we'd be rid of Dave Brandon AND have Harbaugh as head coach? It still boggles my mind...in a good way. I keep worrying I'm going to wake up and it's going to be the week after the Minnesota game.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Nope....yup. Cracks me up||
Nope....yup. Cracks me up every time.
And for those who might have wondered, the flag was on MSU so it's all good.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||John's coming too? Co-head||
John's coming too? Co-head coaches!!!
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Never get tired of that||
Never get tired of that picture. Bo said in his book that he used to yell at the coaches to keep that Harbaugh kid out of the way and off the field all the time.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||I hope he picks Michigan.||
I hope he picks Michigan.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||They like to do something||
They like to do something good before they go back to a SOL play. Make a goal line stand then give up a punt for a score. Block a field goal and then immediately fumble.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Why couldn't he have||
Why couldn't he have challenged the punt return for a TD because of the block on the back?
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Why? Seriously, why? Even||
Why? Seriously, why? Even when things are going well, they have to do something like that.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Nice!!!!||
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Looking at the condition of||
Looking at the condition of the field remind me of the big house grass pre-2003.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Thank you for that missed||
Thank you for that missed tackle. GOD forbid you make them punt from their own end zone.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||The Lions had a great season.||
The Lions had a great season. But winning at Green Bay just never enters my thought process. A couple years ago, when the Lions played there in the final game of the season against a Packers team who was resting all of their starters for the playoffs and the Lions STILL lost 45-41, I decided it's just never going to happen.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||On one hand, I really liked||
On one hand, I really liked it last month when he said, "I want Michigan to be Michigan again, it makes the rivalry so much better."
|8 weeks 6 days ago||You've got two games confused||
You've got two games confused with each other.
In 1983, Iowa tied us 13-13 in the final minutes after faking a field goal attempt. We drove the field and Bob Bergeron kicked the game winner with 4 seconds left.
In 1986, our defense had Iowa's offense under control, we were leading 17-10 until Harbaugh threw a bad interception that was returned inside the ten yard line and Iowa scored to tie the game on the next play. At the end of the game, Iowa was driving until at mid-field they fumbled and we recovered. We drove and rest of the field and Mike Gillette kicked the game winner on the final play.
Both game winning field goals were in the same end zone at the big house. The first two featured here...
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Unlike the MSU basketball||
Unlike the MSU basketball team a couple years back, I think it's safe to have the new banner up before the actual date.
And it's beautiful beyond words.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Herbstreit isn't going to||
Herbstreit isn't going to ruin this for us, is he? Hopefully he's tied up somewhere until AFTER Tuesday.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||I love it. They might as well||
I love it.
They might as well bring out the M GO BLUE banner just so he can run under it and touch it.
|9 weeks 2 hours ago||Tressel said, "You will be||
Tressel said, "You will be proud of this team in something, something days in Ann Arbor."
By technically not guaranteeing a victory, he couldn't be wrong either way...unless all had stayed right with the world and OSU continued to play like crap.
Much different than Harbaugh's senior year where he said we WILL beat OSU and we WILL play in the Rose Bowl.
|9 weeks 4 hours ago||I'll live either way but I||
I'll live either way but I prefer no stickers. The best helmet in football shouldn't be filled with clutter.
|9 weeks 7 hours ago||Florida had never won a||
Florida had never won a conference title in the history of their program until Spurrier arrived as coach in the 90's. Then it seemed like they won the conference 8 of the next 11 years.
Florida State and Miami were kind of like that too. FSU before Bobby Bowden was an easy win for any opponent. Miami was so bad for so long they considered dropping the football program altogether but then became national title contenders every year in the 80's when they found every possible convict in the state who was a good athlete.
|9 weeks 8 hours ago||Spurrier's Florida teams in||
Spurrier's Florida teams in the 90's were insanely good. And no matter how good or bad their opponents were, they always seemed to win games by scores like 52-7, 63-13, 48-0, 57-6, etc. The media was insanely in love them. I remember Gameday once featuring an entire segment to the Gator chomp.
|9 weeks 10 hours ago||I'm confused because a||
I'm confused because a Spartan told me that Harbaugh's wife does not want to leave San Francisco.
|9 weeks 10 hours ago||Literally. With Carr retired||
Literally. With Carr retired and Jon Falk and Frank Beckmann retiring last year, the only thing left from the Schembechler era is Carl Grapetine saying, "Baaaaaand, take the field!".
|9 weeks 10 hours ago||And had Canham waited about a||
And had Canham waited about a week after Dec. 27, 1968, we may very well have had Paterno and his "charitable" defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky leading our players on to the field at the big house.
Still pretty amazed how close we dodged that bullet.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||I'm afraid if I celebrate||
I'm afraid if I celebrate before Harbaugh officially annouces it, the football GODS will tell on me and Jim will change his mind.
Yes, a true pessimist believes he has this kind of power. I must proceed carefully.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||66th in the nation in rushing||
66th in the nation in rushing yards is better than I thought. Mainly because before Drake Johnson, all I remember is no run blocking by the O Line. I assumed we led the nation in one yard runs because of that.
Defensive stats being that good was, I think, a combination of improvement from 2013 and the fact that we played few explosive offensive teams. Although making Rutgers look like Baylor was no picnic.
The secondary being 21st is also kind of a surprise since they had a habit of playing 10 yards off the receiver too many times.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||My 7 year old niece decided||
My 7 year old niece decided last year that she loves Michigan State. But it really has mostly to do with the fact that the rest of the family are Michigan fans and she's obsessed with being unique. So I have to put up with her cold stares every time I'm wearing an M shirt.
She doesn't know who Jim Harbaugh is but I'm hoping she'll grow to fear him over the next few years.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Yes, Jim Kemberline giving||
Yes, Jim Kemberline giving the middle finger to Bo in his final game.
I wonder if USC sent him fruit baskets after that game.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||In the 60's, Bump Elliot||
In the 60's, Bump Elliot coached us against his brother Pete who went on to be the coach at Illinois despite the fact both were former players and teammates together at Michigan. That's much more "personable" than the current fact that Jim has an asshole-in-law who coaches at a fellow B1G school in a completely different sport.
Not even 2nd graders could come up with worse logic than your brothers. In the late 80's, Doug Mallory didn't say, "I'm not going to play for Bo Schembechler because I'd have to play against my dad who is the head coach at Indiana.". He came to Michigan because we were Michigan. And he didn't play for his dad because Indiana was Indiana. As far as I know, their father/son relationship went on after that.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Christmas of 1989, I got the||
Christmas of 1989, I got the best gift a 4th grader could ask for in a Nintendo. I went through all the motions in wanting it with all my heart, believing it was too good of a gift to actually have so naturally I wasn't going to get it. That led to a depressing acceptance in my mind until I unwrapped it on Christmas morning and nearly passed out from the excitement.
If Harbaugh really does come home, I picture the same reaction on my part but magnified by 100.
Jim, please be my Nintendo this Christmas.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Clicking on MGoBlog and then||
Clicking on MGoBlog and then seeing a huge picture of Harbaugh made me stop breathing for a second...until I realized it was another update.
I have to stop falling for that.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Happy to have 11 wins. But I||
Happy to have 11 wins. But I don't think this team is as good as their record. The offensive line scares me (sound familiar?) the running game is bad. But they continue to do stupid things. The muffed punt....trying to even attempt a punt block on 4th and 23. The only difference is the stupid plays haven't cost us games this year.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Clown show.||
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Two Bears touchdowns thanks||
Two Bears touchdowns thanks to two Lions blunders.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Stupid, stupid, stupid. Early||
Stupid, stupid, stupid.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Giving a crappy team||
Giving a crappy team confidence. Even when they're winning, the Lions are still the Lions.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Who was Stafford trying to||
Who was Stafford trying to throw to? Sheesh.
|10 weeks 21 hours ago||I love your Gator friends||
I love your Gator friends laughing about being irrelevant. Now THAT is funny. And the same for your Seminole friends, when their program was mediocre at best for a decade until Jameis came to town and got his Buckeye like wrist slaps despite rape charges, breaking and entering and other character issues. CFU fans, I'm not even bothering.
In answer to your original question, I live about 20 miles from Ann Arbor so any Harbaugh talk I do with fellow M fans. But almost all of them still have doubts that it's going to happen. I think they have the same mentality as me in that it would be too awesome so naturally it won't happen, we can't have nice things, yadda, yadda, yadda.
With the rest of the world continuing to say it wont happen, my desire to see them eat crow rises.
|10 weeks 21 hours ago||Tell them he's the||
Tell them he's the quarterback who destroyed their Gamecocks in their own stadium in '85.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||I have Harbaugh fever too and||
I have Harbaugh fever too and it's driving me nuts. And I can't listen to 97.1 because of the endless MSU fans screaming over and over that it's never going to happen and the YouTube related videos of Harbaugh with the comment section have the rest of the college football world chiming in that it's never going to happen....to go along with all the NFL experts saying its never going to happen.
I feel like Ralphie in the Christmas Story movie. I know what my dream gift is for Christmas but the rest of the world keeps telling me no because I'll shoot my eye out.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||I think Fitz Toussaint's||
I think Fitz Toussaint's situation gave us a false impression of how quickly these things can get done. He went out in the second quarter against Iowa and was finished with surgery before the game was over.
But I guess a second ACL is different than getting your ankle reeattached.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||What he did for us as a||
What he did for us as a player makes me love the guy regardless of what happens. He was the QB when I first stepped foot in the big house at the age of 5. To this day, it still chaps Chris Spielman's ass that Harbaugh guaranteed victory in Columbus and was true to his word. I love that.
Not that I won't be majorly depressed...I would be. But I won't hold it against him.
I still think his sister has AWFUL taste in husbands but otherwise, he'll always be a Michigan legend regardless of his final decision.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Nothing left to do but pray.||
Nothing left to do but pray.
I refused to let myself think of the possibility that this could happen...but now I want to. Not just having a top coach but to actually get excited for football season again. And to see sooooo many haters eat crow.
And picturing this board...when it's not 503, I'm seeing Trey Burk's 3 pointer against Kansas and Roundtree's catch in UTL kind of jubilation multiplied by ten. I want so badly to see this.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Please knock on wood.||
Please knock on wood.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||If this somehow does happen||
If this somehow does happen (please, please, please) this board will have the most agonizing 503 in history.
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|10 weeks 5 days ago||Minnesota ended up being||
Minnesota ended up being better than anyone could have imagined but....Shane's performance was still pretty eye opening bad before he took that hit. (And yes, that jackass Gopher should have been ejected from the game.)
7 of 19 for 49 yards, 0 TD's, a pick 6 and a lost fumble.
The interception was tipped but the fumble was him simply dropping the ball. And while Minnesota was improved this year, it's not like they had a dominant defense. Illinois beat them and lowly Purdue put up 38 points on them. Even Middle Tennessee State scored 24.
I realize Hoke & Company could not develope players but I would still expect better numbers than...that.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Nice well timed injury for||
Nice well timed injury for Minnesota there. That will save them some time. Lions still have a chance to blow this.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Damn. Watch us kick the FG||
Damn. Watch us kick the FG and then Minnesota kick a game winner on the final play.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Anyone know the school record||
Anyone know the school record for longest drought without a field goal?
|11 weeks 4 days ago||This is painful.||
This is painful.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah. That was bad. I suck||
Yeah. That was bad. I suck at typing and watching the game at the same time. I need to wait for commercials.