Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.
|5 years 19 weeks ago||He will be missed||
I for one will miss his 100 yard sprints!
|5 years 28 weeks ago||Actually||
Not sure what we were thinking going for it on 4th and 10 on Purdue's 20 with 4 1/2 to go.
Kick the field goal, Minors touchdown and we win. Instead we go for it on fourth, play breaks down, we do an option and the rest is history.
Seriously with over 4 minutes to play, you have to get the points hope our D holds them to 3 and out(which is tough to imagine so far this year) and get a chance for the win.
|5 years 29 weeks ago||Overmatched??||
Going against a 1-6 team I would hope our players would not be overmatched!
I am also "All in for Michigan" but this was rough!
|5 years 29 weeks ago||Serious?||
If you look at RR first two seasons at all programs he has coached, the first two years are the "growing pains" (first year being the worst and second year being average to good).
Getting to your second point. If M gets rid or RR, and that is a big "IF" (I think they should keep for at least 1 more year), I would hope they would talk with Brian Kelly. Being from West Michigan I have seen him win (with all programs) for the past 10 + years and since he has moved so often this is with other coaches recruits.
However, I have all the faith in RR which a M fan can have right now so I am going to break down my thoughts. This lose today is a totally blow to my gut! I came away with a couple of thoughts (which I am sure everyone else also saw);
1) A couple of weeks ago people were talking about Devin Gardner switching schools based on Tate's performance. Well since then it is clear that Tate does not protect the ball (whether it is running or scrambling in the pocket), so Devin has all the opportunity to win the starting spot in my mind.
2) Muffed Punts – I have never seen a team (last year and this year fumble as many punts and pretty much give the opponent a 40 yard completion). Thought this would have changed from last year (which it has a little) but any time a team punts, I am almost thinking we should go punt block formation and let the ball bounce where it does (at least we cannot fumble it!) in the process we might loose about 15-20 yards on average (better than giving the opponent a 1st and 10). Our defense is suspect enough no need to give the opponent a 40 yard advantage.
3) Defense is so sporadic in their play. Guys are there for TFL but miss the tackles???? So itsthis the coaches fault or should be blamed on the players in position???
4) Once Roundtree’s touchdown got called back. On third down I believe Brown reached the endzone. Why not review it??? 3 Timeouts left why not?
|5 years 29 weeks ago||It's final||
That my friend trumps all stories!
|5 years 29 weeks ago||Still Daylight out in the video....love it!||
Great stuff! Too many drunkin’stories to tell but here are a few;
1. Friend gets kicked out of a bar (for throwing firecrackers in Derek Jeters VIP room) only to come back 10 minutes later with a sharpie mustache drawn on his face. (He did not get back in)
2. Walking to the dorms one night, my friend (not the same friend) sees the hall directors car outside (who a week earlier took his fake ID) and starts to jump up and down on the hood/roof/trunk of his car yelling racial slurs (HD is African American, friend is white) and his car happened to be about 15 feet away from the HD room.
3. Another friend was walking around a neighborhood at 4 a.m with pots and pans clanking yelling “Chicken or the Egg……Chicken or the Egg” repeatedly. Cops came within 20 minutes and took him to the drunk tank for the night.
4. At a chicks house one night my friend could barely walk. Sees a satellite dish in the yard about 20 yards away(her parents house). Straight bee-line for the dish and takes it out true football stylem all TV’s in the house go out. The girl runs out (5 seconds later) to jump on my friend and jack him in the face about 20 times. Next day I get a call asking me how he got a black-eye!
5. Construction was going on right next to a buddy’s house. Thought he needed to sleep in for once so he decided to put toothpicks and super glue in the ignition of all their bobcats, fork-lifts, etc. (He slept in until 10:30 the next day)
These are all different individuals and one of myself. If you want more I will need money and release forms from my friends.
|5 years 30 weeks ago||Good stuff||
|5 years 30 weeks ago||Night Game = everyone passed out by kickoff||
Having a night game that means the tailgaters will be able to drink longer and most likely knew they would passed out before the game even started.
Three years ago a buddy of mine was in EL for the ND night game and saw at least two people passed out around campus on the way to the stadium. They are just keeping the tratition alive!
|5 years 30 weeks ago||Not sure who dropped the game||
It would not suprise me if ND dropped TCU from their schedule. If that is true then it appears they do try to schedule a tougher non-conference but the BCS teams will not take them up on it.
|5 years 31 weeks ago||Great story||
Two years ago when we were looking for a head coach I was really hoping Michigan would give Brian Kelly consideration. After State turned him down, I knew he had no shot at the Michigan job. Glad to see him doing well in Cincinnati! With that being said, I would still like to see him as the Michigan head coach down the line. (After RR brings M to BCS games the next 5 out of the next 8 years, with a title in there as well!)
I like when you talk with State about Brian Kelly and their response is "yeah he is playing with all of Dantonio's recruits, what do you expect". Well, that means Brian Kelly has been to more BCS games than Dantonio and that’s not even with his recruits.
I have heard rumblings that if Weis gets the boot, that Notre Dame has Brian Kelly on a short list of canidates. I hope not, because I would not want to face his teams year in and year out. Just as I was happy when State passed on him.
|5 years 31 weeks ago||Agreed||
A mild concussion explains a lot of what happened later in the game with Tate. Does anyone know when the "concussion" occurred? I am thinking it was in the 3rd when he was in the end zone and got leveled after he over threw Stonum. If I am not mistaken that is immediately before he missed the call and they had to call a timeout.
|5 years 32 weeks ago||Galway Bay||
Cheapest drinks in town, free popcorn, darts, pool, and also a old school Nintendo hooked up to a 42' LCD so you can play Techmo Bowl during halftime. Don't think they have an allegiance to any particular school.
500 W Diversey Pkwy
|5 years 32 weeks ago||I was there this past weekend||
rooting for the Lions and in a bar full of bears fans, never once did I get heckled. Good place right by my friends apartment so we are there often.
|5 years 32 weeks ago||Classic||
|5 years 32 weeks ago||I know of a great one||
about 448 miles to the east.
|5 years 32 weeks ago||2 point conversion||
While watching the game and realizing Michigan had a good chance to score at the end, I had my mind set that Michigan should have gone for the 2 point conversion and the win.
1. Michigan's defense could not stop States offense all day would not expect them to stop them in OT.
2. Michigan's offense had trouble moving the ball most of the day. Michigan had the momentum then and there.
Not trying to be a Monday morning QB, but I had more confidence in Michigan converting a 2 point conversion then dueling it out in OT.
|5 years 34 weeks ago||If Michigan beats them then the Sparty Spiral will be in effect||
That's only one loss in the big ten so they are not yet in full blown "Sparty Spiral". Plus this next week is the game that they are all looking forward to, so if Michigan wins I think MSU goes .500 this season.
|5 years 34 weeks ago||Agreed||
No way ND losses to Purdue
|5 years 34 weeks ago||Clausen vs. Forcier Families||
Someone recently mentioned that the Forcier family and the Clausen family do not get along. Thinking about it, both families have 3 sons all of whom are division 1 quarterbacks and all are relatively the same age (high school rivals?). Does anyone know if this is true or better yet some more back story?
|5 years 35 weeks ago||Recruiting and Gardner||
Does anyone think that since Tate has proven himself as a capable starting QB that this is going to make Devin look elsewhere?
I hope it's just me looking to far into it! I would hope Rich Rod would have a way to work all three QB's in but to young men, that might not be the most appealing situation?
|5 years 37 weeks ago||I would guess a 8 team league with that roster||
or I am playing with the wrong guys and should have been in his league!
|5 years 37 weeks ago||How many teams are in your league...6??||
Good team, but just remember "Guns don't kill people, my fantasy team kills people". (12 Team League, pay for free agents - hence the reason for taking two TE, D's, etc., oh yeah and 4th overall pick). Also this is with a bunch of bankers who apparently know nothing about the NFL expect for the cheat sheets they buy a day before the draft.
1. Matt Forte (plays Lions twice, enough said)
|5 years 40 weeks ago||Muskegon New Coach||
The new coach is Matt Koziak. I believe this is his first job as a head coach. I know he worked with Tony Aneese the past several years either as special teams and/or offensive coordinator during that time. I am pretty sure he played college ball, not sure where though.
|5 years 40 weeks ago||Muskegon||
Muskegon has produced many great football players (Bernie Oosterbaan, Earl Morrell to name a few). In recent years they do send a lot of players to the collegiate levels but not to BCS programs (with the exception of Taylor, Johnson, and Leggett (MSU). I know the 2007 team had 8 players who were said to be D1 caliber, but I believe all went D2 or Junior College. Not sure what it was, but to send that many players (consistently) to collegiate football programs speaks volumes on how well the coaches do in getting their players names out there. For most of these kids college football is their best/only way to receive a higher education, so hats off for that. (Rojo was at Notre Dame's camp as a sophmore, ran the fastest 40 and had the best time in the agility drill)
In their defense the D2 schools most attend are Grand Valley, North Dakota State, and a couple have gone to Northern Iowa so they are going to the top D2 programs.
|5 years 50 weeks ago||Datsyuk||
I personally think Datsyuk has a broken rib. Might have been game 2, but video replay I saw shows him getting rubbed into the boards (grimace) and skating off the ice and has not been on the ice since. I have not seen a replay or noticed Pavel taking a shot in the foot.
In the NHL when they say it's a lower body injury, about 99.9% of the time it's a upper body injury and vice versa.
I think it's a rib because most other upper body injuries (seperated shoulder, etc) the players are back next game. But it's kind of hard to skate with a rib digging into your lungs!
|5 years 50 weeks ago||Abdelkader||
WolvinLA, here you go
Abdelkader really came out of now where this year. Played the whole season with the Grand Rapids Griffins (word on the street is Yzerman and Ken Holland where very impressed with his season, and were in attendance for many of the Griffins games). He was on the roster for last years playoffs but never saw the ice.
I played at the same high school as Justin (although he is 5 year younger than I) so here is his bio
Hometown: Muskegon, MI
High School: Played for Mona Shores High School (won Mr. Hockey as a Junior), spent senior year playing for the Cedar Rapids Rough Riders (USHL). I think Cedar Rapids won the USHL championship this year.
College: Michigan State, scored NCAA Championship game winning goal with :18 seconds left against Boston College (Named Tournaments outstanding player)
He was a second round pick of the Detroit Red Wings in 2005/6?
|5 years 51 weeks ago||Arm||
I hope they keep his innings down so they do not wear out his arm. Keep in mind this is his second year of pro ball, and last year did not pitch that many innings.
|6 years 27 weeks ago||Skee Town Represent||
Well being from Muskegon (as was Bennie) and just transplanted to the Chicago area (also work downtown), I think it is a requirement for me to make Dr. Oosterbaan my PCP. Good post! Know of any dentist with the last name Schembechler? Then I would be set!
|6 years 28 weeks ago||Fucking A||
Well it does not help when....
1. Your DC decides to run a 3-3-5 stack three days before the game. (a defense they have not played all year)
2. Your oppenent has a 2 to 1 advantage in TOP.
3. Your defense consistantly gives up 3rd and longs!
all these = a recipe for giving up 48 points!
|6 years 35 weeks ago||Agree||
Has probably some of the worst topics ever "tell me your favorite memory of Tiger Stadium", or "tell me a movie name that would work for the Detroit Lions", then a bunch of 80+ year olds call him up and forget what they are talking about half way through. Just horrible!
I think the only reason he is still on the air is because he has no competition (at least in West Michigan from 3-6)! And plus his commercials are ear shattering, dude will advertise anything!
If anyone knows of anyother sports talk radio in West Michigan please let me know!
|6 years 36 weeks ago||9 p.m eastern||
Here is the link to espn
|6 years 38 weeks ago||Tickets to State game||
Any extras for the state game?
|6 years 40 weeks ago||Also Note||
the whole "Spy Gate" episode happened while Weis was there. Calling plays is a whole lot easier when you study/know the opposing coaches signals. Ex. Northwestern '97 and previous years.
|6 years 40 weeks ago||Oregon||
Michigan should take a lesson from Oregon and put a "enclosure" around the top of the Big House (around the end zones to the new suites). This would bring the noise!
This would also help 1/2 my face from being burned on Saturday's, and showing up to work on Monday looking like two-face and getting a couple of weird stares!
|6 years 41 weeks ago||Completed||
At least he completed the pass! Looked like a lot of balls that were thrown during the spring game. Give him time and he should be alright.
BTY - The pass is around the 2:40 mark. The one shown at the 3:40 mark you can't see the ball.
|6 years 41 weeks ago||At least||
the Ann Arbor news mentioned the fact that he was not rehired by Rich Rod and Barwis. This all revolves around the Carr era.
Fucking Ann Arbor news!
|6 years 42 weeks ago||You run boy!||
I have run the Fifth Third 25k the last two years, finished pretty well (over the top half in my age and gender class), but after running those never thought about doing a marathon!
My sisters both have run the Chicago marathon twice and they finished (not in good shape, but they finished!). So in other words if my sisters can do it, I am pretty sure you will be able to finish!
Just keep training and put in a lot of miles each week!
Run Forest run!!
|6 years 42 weeks ago||Hate...Hate....Hate!||
Very nice list. I hate to say it, but I am a fan of Pete Carroll and don't blame either of those two for going to USC (shit, Ronald met up with Kobe when out there for his visit!). Even though they would look a lot better with a winged helmet plus get A LOT more playing time!
"Ronald Johnson a game changer on both sides of the ball", more so on offense / spec teams. I watched many of his high schools games (man among boys out there) and agree he is a game changer on offense and special teams. As for cornerback, I just keep seeing the games against Holland Christian and Lowell. Kurt Cousins (Michigan State) and Keith Nichol (Michigan State) both tore Rojo up when they played (I think Rivals took him off their top DB's after the Lowell game). It seemed like he plays off the receiver in order to get the QB to throw his way. This worked when playing non-D1 caliber QB's.
With that said I would take Rojo on my team any day of the week but limit him to special teams returner and wide receiver! However with a little work he could be a good DB. Still crossing my fingers for a transfer from him!
|6 years 43 weeks ago||Shit||Really.....I am fucked. Anybody know the number to posion control?|
|6 years 43 weeks ago||Sorry Dude||No comparision to Spartan Nation! You need to build up some characthers aka. Jason (still the bomb, banging his friends chick and all)! Funny thing I know someone who went to State and he actually did bang his friend/roomate girlfriend! Nice try.|
|6 years 43 weeks ago||His cock keeps getting bigger||
That has to be fake! Dantonio with a 23 in Bull Cock. Yeah right, take a moment and look at your look pinky......that's Dantonio.
Good stuff though! I like Jason, athough his white blood cell count has to be the closest thing to absolute zero (high five, brah!)
|6 years 43 weeks ago||Determined Individual!||
"Nunez, 40, has never worked and has no high school degree."
Are you serious. 40 and has never worked a day in her life. She must suck at interviews!
I feel sorry for people out of work due to layoffs (lower demand, cost cutting measures), but to never have worked at 40 years old. A lot of these people know how to milk the system/government quite well. She could sit home and collect $600 plus $120 in food stamps a month or go and work at McDonalds and make $800 (after taxes) a month. By looking at her (free willy!) the $600 and $120 in food stamps is way better than putting in 40 hours a week for another $80!
Sorry if I sound like an ass. To be 40 and never had a job, I can't imagine. Very determined individual we have here!
|6 years 43 weeks ago||Pants are way off||Hilarious! Him falling all the time, I can see. But come on, everyone knows the pants he wears are hiked up further (about his nipple heigth, to everyone else is about lower rib cage area). Also his pants stop at about 3 inches above his "cankels".|
|6 years 43 weeks ago||Bad||It can't be good to be mentioned in the same sentence as Citadel, and Northern Iowa.|
|6 years 44 weeks ago||Homer||
Well being from Muskegon I would like to see Taylor shine the brightest.
I think all of them will be much improved from last year (eeeeBarwis + New DC who likes to blitz).
|6 years 44 weeks ago||Juice||The cowboy killer needs to get Ivan and Sheff back on the juice!|
|6 years 44 weeks ago||FUPA||Is what I like to call him. Fat Upper Penis Area! Or something with flood pants also works!|
|6 years 45 weeks ago||My bad||You are totally right MechE, I am at work and was trying to google it and that is what came up (sounded about right at the time). But reading yours, is right on. I am ashamed of myself and it's examples like that which give blogs bad reps!|
|6 years 45 weeks ago||"Seductive entry, bright fruit with dense middle"||I have been fooled by that before. One trip to the health department later, all is good! But not going to fall for that again!|
|6 years 45 weeks ago||Home Run Derby when Jones on mound||A couple things that Leyland overmanaged yesterday. Taking Thymes out (defense strategy), letting Rodney throw, pinch running for Cabrera (WTF, taking your best bat out of the lineup?). Jones scares me everytime he is on the mound (well put dex!), but he does get the job done, but he loads the bases in the process! I would like to see Zumaya go into the closers role, but he still has some improving to do. You could tell they were done once they had the bases loaded in the 9th with one out and struckout twice!|
|6 years 45 weeks ago||Don't Forget||* Learning how to rely on officials to win a National Championship!|
|6 years 45 weeks ago||Tax Issue||My assumption would be the $2.5 mill M paid on Rich Rods behalf, will be included in his Gross Salary this year (since payment is made this year) and it pretty much was a gift. If this is true then that means he will be taxed on it (ouch). A lot has to depend on how his contract was negotiated also. I imagine when he was talking with M, he mentioned that fact he has a $4 mill buyout clause. But...I imagine a tax attorney who was paid a substantial amount of money probably found a loophole here with the money being paid to a public institution for toothless red necks! So in the end who knows? Any CPA's out there?|
|6 years 45 weeks ago||Rich Rods||Scores of Rich Rods teams at West fuck'n Vagina?|
|6 years 46 weeks ago||Not a fan of the sleeves||
The M on the sleeve might be too much! Plus players today don't wear sleeves maybe back in the 90's they did. What are they going to do, have the M on the shoulder pads? I will have to wait and see how it looks on the players.
Also the MGOBLOG banner, is that a picture of Hart fumbling as he goes into the goal line against Florida? I know not funny since he only fumbled only a handfull of times his entire career!
|6 years 46 weeks ago||West Side Hates Both||
As a West Side Michigander I hate them both, but I am more aware of the M vs. OSU rivalry being our biggest rival (not to mention on of the biggest in the country).
I wish for both of them to lose every game (more so ND, because I want to see the "sugar addict" cry, and makes M vs OSU that much better!)
There are a lot more ND fans here than OSU so that might make your co-worker think this, but he is crazy!
|6 years 46 weeks ago||Clearly the camera adds 10||
Clearly the camera adds 10 pds.
UMoftwoschools: What does grady do in wyoming?
I imagine his family lives there. Who doesn't get drunk and drive at family gatherings?
|6 years 46 weeks ago||I heard||Falco is practicing with M! They are trying to get his head right after his Orange Bowl debacle! His arm is still strong from scrubbing boats! Seriously though... Cone is about as agile as his name. I say they should take a good look at T Rob at QB (dream shake anyone!). Might work? He was a QB in HS and was area MVP over one of the top rated RB's in the country. Anyone else notice in Feagin and T Rob videos the lack of passes either of them threw? Might be a cause for concern! I think Threet will start, Feagin will get PT, and they should take a look at T Rob! Just saying, how many slot receivers can you play at once and Rich Rod has to try all options at QB since that is the weakest spot on the team! Bad QB = Loosing record = non-bowl = loosing the title of having the longest streak of bowl appearances (thanks Nebraska and Bill Calahan)!|