|2 weeks 5 days ago||I mean, Harbaugh is going to||
I mean, Harbaugh is going to Miami or Chicago, right?
Cut and run.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Bo was supposedly very angry||
Bo was supposedly very angry with Illinois for firing Gary Moeller after 4 seasons.
They won the next two games against them by a combined score of 115-35.
Choose your enemies carefully.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Michigan ran about 1.2 plays||
Michigan ran about 1.2 plays for every 1 play Northwestern ran. This is probably more dominant than it appears because we forfeited two possessions due to the kickoff return and interception return touchdowns.
It's a nice proxy for control because it removes pace. In the Michigan / Northwestern context, it matters a little less because they both play pretty slowly. Against a team like Indiana that really wants to play quickly, you'll see time of possession and play ratio diverge.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Time of possession is a proxy||
Time of possession is a proxy stat, but the actual information is easier to find. I'd care more about a ratio of plays than game time. It's a four hour game, standing on the field for 4 more minutes vice standing on the sidelines doesn't matter. Running 30 more plays does matter, however.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||He's a little too down on a||
He's a little too down on a defense that's allowed 31 points in 5 games (minus the Utah pick six).
I like Michigan Monday, but you can almost sense genuine concern relative to OSU. Haven't been able to see that in a while.
|9 weeks 10 hours ago||That's a feint, there aren't||
That's a feint, there aren't any Mormon name tags.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Whoa, Harbaugh is the general||
Whoa, Harbaugh is the general here.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Smith is starting because||
Smith is starting because he's the best pass blocker, period. Isaac is a monster and, in my opinion, shows much better vision. However, he basically can't pass block, so he can't play.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Disagree, the backs weren't||
Disagree, the backs weren't split. This is a traditional wing-t, with the old "t" formation broken and the halfback on the wing.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||They couldn't really move the||
They couldn't really move the ball against a shitty FCS team. They'll have a couple nice plays, but a freshman QB against that defense isn't going to go well.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Was there a cost-benefit||
Was there a cost-benefit analysis for any of the marketing ploys during Brandon's tenure?
In other words, was there an incremental dollar made from Beyoncé, Eminem, jet pack guy, etc? I understand what they got out of it, but what was the benefit for Michigan?
Oh yeah, Pop Evil, Appalachian State.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||To be fair, there are many||
To be fair, there are many other ways to ruin your financial future.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||If safeties actually have to||
If safeties actually have to account for a vertical passing game, I think 9-10 wins becomes the expectation rather than about 8. We're going to be able to run the ball better this season, but you're looking at another order of magnitude improvement if the safeties have to hang back.
The other piece you're not accounting for is if Jake Ruddock really does bring quarterback play up to a "B" level or not. If he's not ready to play in this system, there's a 6 win season coming.
Personally, I think we're getting an Arkansas season from last year. By the end of the year, we should be scary. The start might be miserable, though.
|13 weeks 14 hours ago||This ^^^ On my phone I'm||
On my phone I'm occasionally taken from this site directly to the Apple App Store.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Depends on how you'd view||
Depends on how you'd view failure
|13 weeks 3 days ago||I thought Michigan was a 10||
I thought Michigan was a 10 win team last year through the first quarter of the ND game.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Thursday would probably be||
Thursday would probably be best. Recommend doing it during the offseason if you'd like broader readership.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||18 year-old kids go to boot||
18 year-old kids go to boot camp. The language there can be, uh, choice
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Intuitively, I'd say college||
Intuitively, I'd say college teams are more predictable, because they're typically good at less than NFL teams. Most college teams can't pass and run well--they're lucky if they can do one of the two.
However, some offensive coordinators in college are doing some really cool stuff with run-pass options. I think the real trick would be to figure out somehow which player the quarterback for those teams is going to read on a given play. That would be a coup.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||I always liked watching||
I always liked watching Orlando Pace. He was just fantastic.
Andy Katzenmoyer was a super awesome player that was a lot of fun to watch play. His off the field personality doesn't really change that.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||No, just awesome tasting.||
No, just awesome tasting. Went during my honeymoon. We'll probably never go back, but it was a cool experience. They're actually the most approachable haute restaurant I've heard about.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||The brioche at The French||
The brioche at The French Laundry. Just amazing.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||I'm not sure I get it. Can||
I'm not sure I get it. Can you be clearer?
|18 weeks 1 day ago||Don't eat any raw chicken.||
Don't eat any raw chicken.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||So we're assuming they're as||
So we're assuming they're as good today as they were then?
I would have happily taken Drew Henson for $1 and added Bo. Most teams were so bad when Yost was coaching that it wasn't really a fair fight.
The alternative is Brady, Wheatley, Edwards, Woodson, and Harbaugh.
Really poor job allocating dollars, Freep.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Maize and no alternates.||
Maize and no alternates.
|21 weeks 2 days ago||Disagree. The 76ers have a||
Disagree. The 76ers have a smart plan if the goal is to win big. The 49ers and the Raiders are possibly 1 and 2 in the awful franchise department.
|21 weeks 2 days ago||For me, Vinology is the best||
For me, Vinology is the best meal in the city. I always found Chop House overrated. Fleming's serves a significantly better steak.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Hard to argue with excellence||
Hard to argue with excellence unless you make a grammar mistake in the press release...
During the 2014-15 academic year, Michigan was the only school to achieve exemplary Academic Progress Rate (APR) marks from the NCAA in football (above 990), men's basketball (995 and above) and women's basketball (995 and above). Additionally, all 14 U-M men's varsity athletic teams recorded perfect scores while 10 of the 15 women's varsity teams also earned perfect scores.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||Well, not quite like||
Well, not quite like Stanford. That was more akin to Purdue beating this year's OSU team by 3 touchdowns. Stanford was damn awful.
My guess is we struggle early, but finish a lot like Arkansas did last year--a seriously terrifying team that's more or less figured it out. 8-4 sounds about right, it's a question of how we get there.
|27 weeks 9 hours ago||Woody Hayes famously had a||
Woody Hayes famously had a listed phone number for his whole career.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||The deviations are the only||
The deviations are the only way to keep the show going without spoiling the eventual books. Remember that.
HBO can't wait another 7 years for Martin to finish the books. The alternative is to modify the plot. Get over it.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||We're going to need to find a||
We're going to need to find a quarterback to hit 10 wins. We could easily be 2-2 coming into Big 10 play.
8 wins is pretty realistic is Rudock learns the offense. 10 would probably require the light to come on for Morris sometime this offseason. We've got a nice defense and should be fine in the running game. That's not going to beat MSU or OSU though. Add in some early season struggles and 10 gets hard to reach very quickly.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||Cardale Jones may have a fall||
Cardale Jones may have a fall from grace this year. He's not very accurate and not very fast. Sure, he's a tank, but so are all the NFL defenders.
If Braxton Miller and JT Barrett are healthy, Jones is probably the third best quarterback on that roster.
|32 weeks 5 days ago||Without due process for the||
Without due process for the accused, universities are essentially presuming guilt. Having a standard based on preponderance of evidence doesn't matter in a kangaroo court.
|32 weeks 6 days ago||Schools don't need to act as||
Schools don't need to act as a judicial system. They could maybe try to reduce some of the contributing factors, like alcohol abuse.
There's definitely responsibility for the university, just not afterwards. They need to focus on prevention,counseling, and encouraging reporting. Lawyers and police should focus on investigation.
|32 weeks 6 days ago||It's not that simple. The guy||
It's not that simple. The guy here had a high-end job offer that he won't get now. He probably can't get a degree anywhere without openly discussing why he was expelled, which means he won't be admitted anywhere.
Basically, it's ruining this kid's life without any type of due process and what is essentially a presumption of guilt.. That's not okay.
|33 weeks 6 days ago||There aren't 10 linemen or 6||
There aren't 10 linemen or 6 receivers on this team who are ready to play. The top 5 linemen are going to be fine.
If anything, Morris looked better than I thought he would.
|33 weeks 6 days ago||Countess almost killed him.||
Countess almost killed him.
|33 weeks 6 days ago||Biggest takeaway is Michigan||
Biggest takeaway is Michigan doesn't have 10 linemen or 6 receivers who are ready to play. Depth is still pretty thin over there. If the line stays healthy and Ruddock or Morris can play, we'll be good. Otherwise, it's going to be a lot of hoping for the ball to bounce our way in low-scoring games.
|33 weeks 6 days ago||I am more concerned with not||
I am more concerned with not sucking at football.
|34 weeks 5 days ago||Really? He's the honest one.||
Really? He's the honest one. He does more or less exactly what he tells recruits.
They are sharing playing time among 9-10 enormously talented players. He could have screwed the bottom 3-4 and left them riding the bench after promising them the world.
I have zero problem with what he is doing at Kentucky. Everyone else talks publicly about fighting for dear alma mater, but privately tells recruits he'll get them to the NBA. Caliperi is honest and everyone hates him for it.
|34 weeks 6 days ago||Private websites cannot, by||
Private websites cannot, by definition, censor.
Only governments can do that.
|34 weeks 6 days ago||Totally agree. I lived just||
Totally agree. I lived just off Stadium near the middle school for a couple years. Easy 15-20 minute walk. There won't be anywhere near the same level of traffic either
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Cutting the cord discussions||
Cutting the cord discussions here always involve figuring out how to get someone else to pay for content, not actually cutting the cord.
If you want ESPN, BTN, and HBO you'll probably end up paying more than you are for cable, but at least there are real options now.
My real issue is I have only one option for Internet. If I could get Fios, I would cut the cord and save $40+ per month. Since I have to pay Comcast for Internet, cutting the TV cord isn't really valuable.
|35 weeks 5 days ago||Oberon is nostalgia. Pure and||
Oberon is nostalgia. Pure and simple.
|35 weeks 6 days ago||College Writing in 12th grade||
College Writing in 12th grade was the most important class I ever took.
That, and a case-based course on how to not be an idiot could change the world.
|35 weeks 6 days ago||It went wrong the first time||
It went wrong the first time someone saw 9 guys on a punt return.
|35 weeks 6 days ago||The difference in mathematics||
The difference in mathematics is there is ultimately an answer, whereas there is usually only theory in the humanities. If you prove Fermat's last theorem in a novel way, it isn't real disputable. I can dispute the theory of any eminent researcher all day.
|36 weeks 2 days ago||Well, MBAs would assume BBAs||
Well, MBAs would assume BBAs exist to take up MBA meeting rooms.
Just be honest about your goals. Someone else mentioned you probably can't write anything actually unique. The readers are looking for clarity of purpose and prose. Can you clearly state an idea and back it up?
|36 weeks 2 days ago||He's applying for a BBA||
He's applying for a BBA
|36 weeks 6 days ago||Baby steps.||
|37 weeks 2 days ago||Yet another reason every team||
Yet another reason every team that made really unfortunate uniform decisions in the 70s and 80s should be legally required to continue to wear them.
This includes the White Sox' shorts, for example.
|37 weeks 6 days ago||Everyone recognizes baby||
Everyone recognizes baby formula. Bring a couple empty bottles and a formula carrier and you'll be fine.
|38 weeks 16 hours ago||The only beneficiaries of||
The only beneficiaries of continued expansion are The Rutgers and Marylands of the world.
16 is the magic playoff number that people want, but there's no benefit to the Big 10 to give away more money to bottom feeders that don't expand everyone's bottom line.
|38 weeks 3 days ago||Really? I've never been a||
Really? I've never been a Miller's fan.
If Frita Batidos counts, I think that's my favorite quick service type burger. Would have to do serious thinking to figure out my favorite overall burger.
|38 weeks 5 days ago||I definitely would prefer to||
I definitely would prefer to return to the 60s. Human decency was so much better then. Unless you weren't white, straight, had a disability, etc.
By any objective measure, we live in the golden age of respect and decency.
|38 weeks 6 days ago||Motif is a startup with an||
Motif is a startup with an interesting take on investing. Check it out.
Basically, you invest in an area rather than say a fund or a specific company. For example, if you know a ton about, say, apples, and think things are looking up, you can invest in the supply chain, Motts, and producers. Motif helps you pick those firms.
|39 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah, add a ton of dependents||
Yeah, add a ton of dependents in the W-4. It will increase your take home by removing less every paycheck. There are lots of calculators online.
|39 weeks 1 day ago||I claim a boatload of||
I claim a boatload of withholdings on my W-4. Always owe a couple hundreds dollars. They say perfect tax planning is owing $0. I disagree. Taxes are my annual payment for civilization and I'm fine paying them, but I'm not loaning anyone, government or otherwise money at 0%.
If you really want a big lump sum in April that's risk-free, invest some amount in 1-year, some in 6-month, and some in 3-month T-Bills directly, not through a fund. You'll have more at the end.
|39 weeks 3 days ago||(No subject)|
|39 weeks 3 days ago||Of course it's all good||
Of course it's all good weight. It's on the Internet!
|39 weeks 6 days ago||So not actually ironic?||
So not actually ironic?
|40 weeks 1 day ago||I live in a nice suburb in||
I live in a nice suburb in the East Bay. I have a great post-MBA job and a house that is way too expensive.
I get her point. I feel like money is an issue all the time because I chose to live in one of the two most expensive real estate markets in the country, wanted to live in a great school district, and my wife stays home with the kids. We both drive 6-7 year-old cars, rarely go out to eat, and don't buy nice clothes. It's easy to feel like I'm not doing well financially.
However, I have perspective. I'm middle income in my town, but I could move to Oakland for half the price and make 2-3 times average. I have lived on ham sandwiches post-college because I ran out of cash 25 days into the month. There is a safety net I've built up over time that will make falling into very hard times unlikely.
She doesn't have that perspective yet. She's going to get some quickly or just be an indignant college kid. Either way, this really says nothing about the school, society, or anything else. Too bad it didn't stay on campus for her to take lumps there.
|40 weeks 1 day ago||Keep in mind that scenario||
Keep in mind that scenario leaves them with $2MM in home equity and a $250K salary. The mortgage is around, what, $1500 a month? There's a lot of disposable income there.
|40 weeks 4 days ago||I can't answer whether or not||
I can't answer whether or not another year improves your chances, but I can say a 650 GMAT isn't going to fly at Ross unless you're doing something pretty cool outside of work. At some point, you will become older for an MBA--probably in your late 20s.
The bottom line is you need to know what you want to get out of your MBA. If you just want to change careers, want a Ross degree, and don't want $150K in student loans then part-time may be a great way to go. If you want two more years of partying, go with full-time. You'll have more or less the same job opportunities either way.
Also, no one has part-time jobs in B-School outside of occasional low-paying "consulting" gigs and TA positions. There simply isn't time. There are 4 semesters at Ross:
1st semester: 60-70 hour weeks trying to get started and attend corporate events
I had a great experience at Ross, but I really wanted to learn a lot and really needed to develop contacts. If you've got something "lined up," try to transition to it now and take a much less costly route to the degree. The minimum cost at Ross is about $70K / year once you factor in cost of living. Reality is people spend absurd amounts of cash going on trips, partying, and living like they're working and have disposable income.
|40 weeks 4 days ago||Ross 2013 MBA grad here. 1.||
Ross 2013 MBA grad here.
1. The experience is basically the same everywhere. Every school is looking for more or less the same thing.
2. I tiered my applications, applying to Harvard, Ross, Texas (McCombs), and Notre Dame (Mendoza). I had no idea how competitive I actually was, so I tried to focused on what you could call mini-tiers in the better schools. I didn't get into Harvard, got into the others.
3. The single most important question to ask is what are your goals from an MBA. Career switching is a common goal in MBA, so that's fine.
The critical question for you is where do you want to work? Your profile is weak for Ross full-time, especially for 3rd round admissions. If you want to work in the midwest, try Notre Dame. It's a good school with a rising profile, a great on-campus experience, and a great network. They also punch above their class in terms of access to places like New York. Don't go to Foster unless you want to work in the Pacific Northwest.
An MBA can be great or shitty, depending on your goals and where you go. Anywhere below the top tiers will get you fewer employment opportunities and a smaller pay package. Ross is great because you can go more or less anywhere in the country. I'm at a "hot" Silicon Valley company and have friends more or less everywhere typical MBAs want to go. A place like Foster will provide you far fewer opportunities. Places like Boeing and Microsoft (great places to work) may hire there, but you probably won't find better consulting firms, banking, or Silicon Valley. There's nothing wrong with that, you just need to have your eyes open.
Someone mentioned the Ross weekend program. This is a FANTASTIC option that you should strongly consider. You have all the same access to future employers (especially in Ann Arbor), an easier go for admissions, you can keep your income, and you get the SAME DAMN DIPLOMA.
|41 weeks 1 day ago||Does Ray Rice have||
Does Ray Rice have eligibility remaining?
|41 weeks 1 day ago||I'd rather reduce quarter||
I'd rather reduce quarter length to 12 minutes and keep 1st down time stoppages. They extend the percentage of the game a team in a given situation can make a comeback.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||With OSU's running game the||
With OSU's running game the last few years, my 4 year old daughter is a good fit.
|41 weeks 5 days ago||For the parent or the kid?||
For the parent or the kid?
|41 weeks 5 days ago||Sure, but what do you want in||
Sure, but what do you want in life? If you're born in Alabama and want to live there, why not attend school there? The Alabama network is a lot stronger in Alabama than Michigan's is...
|41 weeks 5 days ago||Stay close to home if you||
Stay close to home if you really want it, but go to the best place you get into. That can mean a lot of things, however. If you want to live in the same area you grew up in, then go someplace amazing or someplace close. Otherwise, remember once you're 5-6 hours away, you may as well be across the country near a major airport.
I've lived all over the U.S. It's far easier to get to Michigan in a pinch from San Francisco than, say, rural Texas or North Carolina--cheaper too.
|41 weeks 5 days ago||I love the Princeton||
I love the Princeton educational mission and its focus on the undergraduate. However, Harvard has the best network in the world. I'd pick there in a heartbeat over anywhere in the world.
|41 weeks 5 days ago||Law school is a special case.||
Law school is a special case. There are far more lawyers than legal jobs--just like MBAs. There's no reason to get either degree unless it's from a top school.you do make a great point about location. Michigan is a national brand, but a school like Alabama probably gets treated identically to Michigan in the deep South.
|41 weeks 5 days ago||Can't blame you for trying to||
Can't blame you for trying to get in-state rates.
|41 weeks 5 days ago||Oblivious to what? College||
Oblivious to what?
College admissions is basically a game. It's a game worth playing, given the real-life stakes, but it's a game.
I had no idea SAT tutoring existed when I was 16, but it seems almost mandatory now. The extracurriculars I see most kids participate in are nothing more than time sucks accomplishing nothing for anyone.
I didn't get into Michigan undergrad, but did get an MBA at Ross. I will argue that undergraduates should go to a hyper-elite school like Harvard if they have the chance. Otherwise, any major football school is just fine.
I work at what is frankly one of the "hottest" Silicon Valley firms out there. My peers include Stanford and Wharton MBAs, several Michigan grads, and very young graduates of every "bad" school people around here love to make fun of. The dude who hired me is a Buckeye. Another guy walks around all day with his FSU hat.
Just go someplace people have heard of and take advantage of the cool opportunities offered there. You and/or your kids will be fine.
I'd love for both my kids to go to Michigan, but it's probably not happening.
|41 weeks 5 days ago||Wondering what Game of||
Wondering what Game of Thrones does here. There's only so much plot left before having to devote a season to the (in my opinion) brutal Reek plot line. George R. R. Martin needs to speed up soon.
|41 weeks 5 days ago||High-end: Vinology with a||
High-end: Vinology with a bullet. The rest of the high end stuff tops out at good
I don't think Ann Arbor has a really good steak. Don't go to any bars near campus for food.
|42 weeks 1 day ago||I played a guy listed at 400||
I played a guy listed at 400 pounds in high school. We didn't even bother blocking him. It was basically like the other team intentionally played with 10 guys.
|43 weeks 4 days ago||Food is not, um, off the||
Food is not, um, off the table. However, this meets the definition of food in only the loosest sense.
|44 weeks 4 days ago||A Michigan Man wearing khaki||
A Michigan Man wearing khaki shorts. Well, like the Athenians said, "we better get over this shit or we'll never beat the Buckeyes."
|44 weeks 5 days ago||I live in the Bay and am||
I live in the Bay and am starting to reconcile that I won't be a Detroit sports fan as my kids get older and interested in sports. Oakland or San Francisco is the only choice.
The 49ers keep making my choice easier. That and because going into San Francisco is a pain in the ass.
|44 weeks 5 days ago||He's got one heck of a frame||
He's got one heck of a frame and a mean streak. He doesn't look heavy at all.
Not sure if he can bend well enough to be a tackle, but maybe a guard?
|45 weeks 7 hours ago||Yeah, Chop House Is just okay||
Yeah, Chop House Is just okay for a nice steak. Not a huge fan. I'm going to Vinology for a really nice dinner in downtown A2.
|45 weeks 1 day ago||Brian, it's spelled HARBAUGH!||
Brian, it's spelled HARBAUGH!
|45 weeks 2 days ago||I live in the Bay Area. I'm||
I live in the Bay Area. I'm still a fan of everything Detroit, but once my kids get interested in sports, I'll probably have to choose a local team to share the experience with them.
I felt kind of bad because I live in the East Bay and was avoiding the Raiders because their organization is so f-ed up. I guess that's not a problem anymore. I only have to take the BART to Oakland for games unless (until) the Raiders leave town.
|45 weeks 2 days ago||I live in the Bay Area. I'm||
I live in the Bay Area. I'm still a fan of everything Detroit, but once my kids get interested in sports, I'll probably have to choose a local team to share the experience with them.
I felt kind of bad because I live in the East Bay and was avoiding the Raiders because their organization is so f-ed up. I guess that's not a problem anymore. I only have to take the BART to Oakland for games unless (until) the Raiders leave town.
|45 weeks 2 days ago||I bought a house with a bunch||
I bought a house with a bunch of fruit trees. There were 4 grapefruit trees! The woman living there didn't take care of them, so there were rotting grapefruits all over the yard when we moved in.
Tore all of them out. Great decision.
|45 weeks 2 days ago||I just want to note I was||
I just want to note I was right http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/cc-non-candidates
|45 weeks 2 days ago||My favorite player was Glenn||
My favorite player was Glenn Steele and my favorite play was Penn State's first offensive play. They tried to fake an end around that Steele was literally standing there watching. Renes crushed the QB and the route was on.
\besides Woodson and Woodson's various holy shit plays...
|46 weeks 1 day ago||He'd probably ream him for||
He'd probably ream him for being dumb enough to say it, just like Jones got reamed at OSU.
I actually heard somewhere that Jones has become a pretty serious student.
|46 weeks 4 days ago||Here's the argument: OSU's||
Here's the argument:
OSU's payout is approximately $9.5MM for the playoff. $800 doesn't buy a plane ticket and hotel for one person.
|47 weeks 5 days ago||Also hard to deny Stanford is||
Also hard to deny Stanford is backsliding, despite having historically excellent recruiting.
|48 weeks 1 day ago||I don't buy that either. Of||
I don't buy that either. Of the $100+ million, probably 40% comes from shared TV costs and other things that wouldn't change if they hired me. I'd also discount increased gifts to the athletic department because I'm not sure those really benefit the school.
Keeping the AD profitable is huge for the school's finances, but the marginal return of Harbaugh vs someone like Mullen is probably $1-2m per year, once you factor in the difference in salary.
|48 weeks 3 days ago||Serious question: adult||
Serious question: adult punting formation or is he manball dipshit?
|48 weeks 3 days ago||Excellent special teams?||
Excellent special teams? We're settling for 11 guys on the field, right?
|48 weeks 4 days ago||1st and 10: Starting Again at||
1st and 10: Starting Again at Stadium and Main
No Access: A Year of a Grumpy Coach Who Wins Games
|48 weeks 4 days ago||Except the whole every game||
Except the whole every game on TV thing.
|48 weeks 4 days ago||I thought college football||
I thought college football was over. Are they still playing games?
|48 weeks 4 days ago||They'll always be Big East to||
They'll always be Big East to me.
|48 weeks 4 days ago||I don't really think it dims||
I don't really think it dims his star that much. Oregon and OSU have really elite athletes and can really run the ball. There aren't many teams that can stop either of them.
Narduzzi's scheme is designed to be very high-risk, leaving DBs to fend for themselves in order to crowd the box. There isn't a team in the Big East that could exploit that against MSU's defense. In 3 seasons of good recruiting, no Big East team could do that to a Narduzzi coached Pitt team either.
|48 weeks 5 days ago||The Raiders are the worst||
The Raiders are the worst franchise in the NFL. Worse than the Browns. Worse than the Bills.
I get the pull of being in the NFL and wanting a Super Bowl. I don't get the idea he'd want to try it in Oakland. A coach with real control in Buffalo or Jacksonville could make something happen. The Raiders are like Michigan the last few years. They need an ownership change and to remove a bunch of top staffers. Especially in the NFL, it's not about the head coach. It's about drafting, organization, and having a top QB. Oakland has nothing going for it except a great location.
|48 weeks 6 days ago||I happen to agree, but I see||
I happen to agree, but I see the other side of the argument.
Bottom line, guys go the JUCO route because they didn't meet the NCAA's very low bar to qualify for a four year school. It's reasonable to be suspicious that these kids will never be able to meet university level standards.
I just see the argument as flawed because the qualification standards for athletes are already so low that a kid who finishes an associates degree with decent grades can reasonably expect to meet the lower academic expectations.
|49 weeks 8 hours ago||#firebeilein isn't a thing||
#firebeilein isn't a thing
|49 weeks 9 hours ago||Offensive system?||
|49 weeks 13 hours ago||Go big or go John L.||
Go big or go John L.
|49 weeks 13 hours ago||Is he rehashing Wiley's info||
Is he rehashing Wiley's info or saying there's a separate source?
|49 weeks 13 hours ago||Poll Question: Super Bowl||
Poll Question: Super Bowl XLIX is in February. Does the Searchbits series reach XLIX before then?
C. The Internet will end first
|49 weeks 1 day ago||(No subject)|
|49 weeks 2 days ago||2014 says we can't have||
2014 says we can't have things we want. Therefore...
PLEASE LET PITT NOT HIRE SCHIANO SO MICHIGAN CAN GET HIM!!
|49 weeks 3 days ago||Ohio already implemented a||
Ohio already implemented a ban. An ineffective ban that can't actu stop players from unionizing, just like Michigan's, but it was implemented.
|49 weeks 3 days ago||These bills are jokes. They||
These bills are jokes. They can unionize if they want to. The school doesn't have to negotiate and the players don't have to play.
If a court can't order the players to play, then they can unionize.
|49 weeks 3 days ago||That all depends on whether||
That all depends on whether or not you think Todd Graham is smarmy. If he's a jerk for ditching Pitt, then you know when Herman probably wouldn't accept the Michigan job.
|49 weeks 5 days ago||I'm going to rush the field||
I'm going to rush the field at Michigan Stadium. Who's with me?
|50 weeks 8 hours ago||Second||
|50 weeks 1 day ago||Greg Schiano comes from the||
Greg Schiano comes from the NFL. Resume hiding.
|50 weeks 2 days ago||Don't tempt him. He may be||
Don't tempt him. He may be willing to work for free to get back in the game. Charge him $100K for every punt and we have a deal.
|50 weeks 2 days ago||I would nuance Brian's||
I would nuance Brian's opinion on Miles some.
I strongly prefer Miles to NFL types not named Harbaugh, Addazio, etc. That's especially true if Jon Chavis comes with him. Remember, Iowa doesn't do much crazy scheming either and their defenses are typically pretty good.
However, I would prefer Tom Herman to Miles, so the point is probably moot. Herman would almost certainly take the job.
Remaining somewhat likely candidate preference:
|50 weeks 4 days ago||Funny, I'm the exact||
Funny, I'm the exact opposite. Not a fan of their breakfasts, but a huge fan of dinner and the alcohol lists.
That said, the doughnuts just rock.
|50 weeks 4 days ago||Zingermann's Roadhouse has||
Zingermann's Roadhouse has deservedly not been mentioned--I think it's overrated, even though I'm a huge fan for dinner.
However, Roadhouse doughnuts are fricken' fantastic!
|50 weeks 5 days ago||Or the Big 12 just implements||
Or the Big 12 just implements a championship game and doesn't ask permission. Why exactly does the NCAA have a say at all?
|50 weeks 6 days ago||Yes, they should travel||
Yes, they should travel farther to play Big 10 teams.
Isn't the BIg 10 giving them money enough?
|51 weeks 11 hours ago||I don't actively moderate (or||
I don't actively moderate (or post) anymore, but I did the last one and the end of Rodriguez. Self-immolation for nothing is a strange thing.
|51 weeks 19 hours ago||I love the sense of humor||
I love the sense of humor around here. So angry at all times.
|51 weeks 19 hours ago||Guarantee it's not happening.||
Guarantee it's not happening.
|51 weeks 1 day ago||So is Harbaugh officially not||
So is Harbaugh officially not feasible :(
I wanted Mullen during the last search, so I certainly would like to see him here now.
|51 weeks 1 day ago||In terms of likelihood,||
In terms of likelihood, Harbaugh is a much bigger get for Michigan than Meyer was for OSU.
In terms of impact, Meyer is probably number 2, behind Saban, in terms of overall resume in college today--regardless of whether Harbaugh comes to Michigan.
|51 weeks 5 days ago||He was my number 3 guy:||
He was my number 3 guy: young, can build a program fast, asshole, etc.
Herman at OSU moves up to 3 behind Harbaugh and Mullen.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||The only issue here is that||
The only issue here is that schools like Michigan generate enormous revenue off football players--revenue that supports other sports. I'm completely on board with acknowledging athletes' unique talents, just those of music majors, and creating a different standard for them. However, it is only valid if we appropriately help the athletes get somewhere after school too. The connections and support are there, we just need to be sure to use it.
I'm not arguing Michigan doesn't do this, but there are a lot of anecdotal stories about guys not like Todd Howard, who basically get nothing except some level of knee pain from their time as a big-time athlete.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Heiko "Yin, no one has ever||
Heiko "Yin, no one has ever tried this one" Yang
|1 year 5 weeks ago||“When your team is winning,||
“When your team is winning, be ready to be tough, because winning can make you soft. On the other hand, when your team is losing, stick by them. Keep believing”
|1 year 6 weeks ago||I stand by my statement.||
I stand by my statement.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||He's not the head coach of a||
He's not the head coach of a team that won yesterday.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Add an overlay of the||
Add an overlay of the industry and the S&P and you can start making this argument.
Also, having an IPO not jump benefits shareholders. It means he extracted maximum value from the market. I'd argue Ali Baba had a somewhat failed IPO because they left so much value on the table. The banks hate it when the price doesn't jump because they insure against initial losses by new investors.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Agree on those things.||
Agree on those things. Fortunately, the Big 10 doesn't allow those things, so Miles wouldn't have a choice.
As for cutting players, I'm less concerned about cutting players now that our scholarships are for four years. It's going to count against him if he cuts players.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Make sure you're clear,||
Make sure you're clear, Rodriguez took a lot of kids who were barely or unable* to meet NCAA minimums. Very few football players probably meet Michigan's 25-75% ACT numbers. They have elite
*We screwed Demar Dorsey. Rodriguez and admissions should have known he wouldn't be admitted before he signed an LOI.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||You think Michigan has higher||
You think Michigan has higher standards for elite athletes than LSU does?
Maybe he can take a couple more risks than Michigan can, but we're talking 1-2 / year, not 10-12.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||At this point, if he brings||
At this point, if he brings Jon Chavis and his strength staff, I'm on board with Miles.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Is there any reason we||
Is there any reason we wouldn't want Todd Graham to coach here?
|1 year 9 weeks ago||I stopped at GERG. After I||
I stopped at GERG. After I threw up, I read the rest.
You need a GERG warning at the top of this post.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Only nine readers last||
Only nine readers last time?
12 safeties and 3 turnovers for touchdown
|1 year 9 weeks ago||It's incredibly depressing||
It's incredibly depressing that we're hoping to be the 2012 version of MSU. Getting to 7ish wins while actually being good could be a disaster. The whole staff would be fired, there would be transfers, and we'd get a B-list hire.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Tired of where this program||
Tired of where this program is heading?
I'm not publishing peoples' addresses and phone numbers for irate fans to yell at. If they want to, they can do their own leg work.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||We'll see if they reply to my||
We'll see if they reply to my Twitter asks with embarassing screen shots...
|1 year 9 weeks ago||I just tried to do the same.||
I just tried to do the same. It's amazing with StubHub advertised on the same damn page that they'll run up a $10 transaction fee on top of tickets that are 2-4x that of the resale market already.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||There have always been holes||
There have always been holes in Narduzzi's defense. Frankly, there are holes in every defense.
Narduzzi makes a bet that college quarterbacks cannot make good decisions or throw accurately under pressure. He's almost always right. However, he needs great secondary play to make that defense work consistently. I'm not confident they can do that year after year. I'm also not confident they can do that against a player like Mariotta.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||I think we've proven that's||
I think we've proven that's not true. We owned Iraqi and Afghani air immediately and only sort of owned the ground several years later. In a WWII context, that's a largely true statement. Today, not so much.
The Marine Corps "Small Wars Manual" was right, it's nearly impossible to defeat a determined insurgency.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Michigan has already had two||
Michigan has already had two bizarre box scores, Notre Dame and Miami. With Notre Dame, it's trying to figure out how you lose by 31 to a team with under 300 yards of offense, that Michigan outgained, that had no defensive touchdowns. With Miami, it's trying to figure out how the score was that close and the yardage totals so low given the utter level of dominance.
Michigan pounded Miami, but made a bunch of stupid mistakes that created a messy half. End of story.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Michigan should worry about:||
Michigan should worry about: Maryland’s pass defense. When Clint Trickett looks like THAT, you’ve got problems.
Michigan can sleep soundly about: Maryland’s run defense. 3.0 yards per carry isn’t too bad.
That seems wrong?
|1 year 10 weeks ago||42-24 Mich Yabbadabbadoo||
|1 year 10 weeks ago||OT - Jay Campbell accused of||
OT - Jay Campbell accused of assaulting a 3rd person
He's not going to be playing football at any major college.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||The offense gets to control||
The offense gets to control when the play starts. It's an advantage teams should use. That doesn't mean sprinting up to the line and snapping with 35 seconds left, but it also doesn't mean huddling for 30 seconds, allowing the defense to pick its best personnel for a situation, and then getting to the and having to snap immediately without surveying the defense.
If nothing else, don't let the defense pick it's best personnel. You can stand at the line for 30 seconds just like you can stand in the huddle.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Adding the number of plays,||
Adding the number of plays, all else equal, should reduce variance and lead to the better team winning more often. However, all else isn't equal, so some styles of play and other factors may make moving slower more advantageous.
Different from tempo is GETTING OUT OF THE FUCKING HUDDLE! There's no reason to stroll up to the line with 10 seconds left and take whatever the defense gives you. You can stand at the line for 20 seconds without running a play while checking into an advantageous play.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||My favorite part is when he||
My favorite part is when he gets clocked as he's getting up. Also, the 1920s movie playing dead thing.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||I would moderate a||
I would moderate a Purdue-Illinois live blog.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Michigan has given up 631||
Michigan has given up 631 yards of offense in 3 games. Sure, two of those teams are awful, but that's really good. The box scores say we blew out the two awful teams and played Notre Dame to a draw.
The loss to ND really hurts our shot at 10 wins, given that MSU still looks really strong, but I'm a believer at this point.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||That's an apples to apples||
That's an apples to apples comparison for most of the country. Very few teams have played more than one halfway decent opponent.
Also, we haven't averaged that kind of yardage without Denard since what, Tim Biakabatuka was around? The improvement relative to last year at this time, against similar opposition, is huge and Gardner isn't having to play hero ball to get there.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||I would recommend there and||
I would recommend there and Zingermann's. Pizza House and Mr Spots are meh at best.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||It's all about mobility. If||
It's all about mobility. If you ever wore lineman's pads just 20 years ago, you could barely move your arms. I'm sure the materials and designs have improved, but it's all about allowing players freedom of movement.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||How's the "drink milk" thing||
How's the "drink milk" thing going? I feel like I'd be bloated and gassy 24/7, but I'm curious.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||We actually are in agreement.||
We actually are in agreement. The money grab is hurting a lot of people.
For me, I don't just want to lift. I like the body weight training and cardiovascular challenge. I like that I can do a basic strength program and a WOD in a reasonable amount of time.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Isn't that a "no-kidding"||
Isn't that a "no-kidding" point though? The question should be what difference Rippetoe's programming would make relative to Aaron Wellman's. No one really knows that.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Rippetoe writes like a||
Rippetoe writes like a lunatic. I found this, Starting Strength, and Practical Programming to be brutal reads that had to be studied to get anything out of. He makes a lot of sense, but it's hard to see that through the writing.
This article seems based on a lot of anecdotes and conjecture. He's clearly right that Devin Gardner has athletic potential I'll never match, but that doesn't mean S&C coaches are idiots. The young guys who come into college programs look totally different and are clearly stronger and faster after 4 years in a serious training program.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||I'm a Crossfit guy. Love it.||
I'm a Crossfit guy. Love it. It's fun, efficient, and competitive. Anyone interested in basic wellness should think about it as opposed to going to a gym.
Crossfit has a serious coaching problem. The requirements to open a box are absurdly low and idiots abound. I started with a great coach. I'm up over 500lb deadlift, 350 squat, 300 bench, etc from about 20% lower on 5-6 hours per week. I haven't had a real injury since I started.
Good coaches are great. Bad ones are flat dangerous.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||It's cool. I think it's||
It's cool. I think it's better not to delete those posts because it helps remind people that Ace Williams is an Internet click troll.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Art Briles and Jim Harbaugh||
Art Briles and Jim Harbaugh are the dream candidates.
After that, Craig Bohl from Wyoming (via NDSU) might be a home run.
After that, I'm voting for Nussmeier. He's a rising star, regardless of last week, and is an offensive innovator.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Ace Williams is not and never||
Ace Williams is not and never will be credible. We're not in the business of letting his links on the board.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Way ahead of you||
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Sounds about right. I love||
Sounds about right. I love this matchup for Michigan.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Two things: 1. That hit on||
1. That hit on Connor Cook was horrifying and he's lucky he's still got a leg.
2. That last picture wasn't from the game last week. You must be a good photoshopper.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||38-21 Michigan||
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Neither Green nor Smith has||
Neither Green nor Smith has breakaway speed, but Green is definitely faster.
Green's lateral movement, however, is fantastic for a guy that size. If he can start to stay upright after the first hit, he could be special. His recruiting tape was a bunch of nice cuts and hammering safeties, but then going down. Seems like we got exactly what we recruited.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Here's the 1991 line. You can||
Here's the 1991 line. You can see all the braces taped on.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||MSU was somewhere above 2||
MSU was somewhere above 2 deviations above a typical major conference defense last year. A regression to just 1 deviation above, while still excellent, will require a significantly better offense for the overall team to be elite this year.
MSU has an excellent program and may have taken the mantle from Wisconsin as the best "program" in the conference. They are great at talent identification and development in a way that Michigan hasn't been for 25 years. It's the reason Wisconsin has been good for so long and why OSU dominated the conference during Tressel's run.
However, I don't believe in that team as a national contender. They can certainly win the Big 10 and are probably most likely to do so. I just don't see them making a title run. The Big 10 is going to be a muddle this year and I'm guessing the winner has 2 losses in conference.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Guess what, great football||
Guess what, great football teams retain players. This is Michigan schtick or not, that's why Wisconsin and MSU both have really nice programs. More importantly, it's why Jim Tressel owned the conference for a decade. He kept bringing in 15 player classes that stayed for five years unless they were too damn good to keep off the field and out of the NFL.
Brady Hoke is doing the same thing right now. On paper, this Michigan team is loaded with a 5th year, borderline 5-star QB. If they block anyone, they can no kidding win the conference. Next season, they're the favorites going into the season. Recruiting and retention are the first steps towards excellence.
There are legitimate concerns with the offensive line coaching, but that's basically it. The move to Nussmeier is a decided step in the direction of modern football. His brand of offense is the same one that's torched Big 12 defenses for a decade now.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Sure they're talking about||
Sure they're talking about Michigan and not Miami?
With ND and OSU having issues, we're about 9.5 wins on paper. I think the most likely outcome is 9, but 10 and 11 are coming into play.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||You guys got it right about||
You guys got it right about retention. The best programs, the ones that win titles year after year, retain and develop players. Regardless of your thoughts on Rodriguez's coaching, strategy, or defensive coordinator hiring decisions, he was awful at roster management.
A coach's job is to identify the right players, develop them, and get them to buy into their system. Rodriguez kept running off players, especially when he first arrived.
Hoke and his staff gets these kids to buy in. That's why Michigan goes six deep at receiver, linebacker, corner, defensive tackle, and running back. It's why there are a truckload of highly rated linemen who are sticking around despite all the issues.
If you wanted him fired after last season, fine. They're going to be loaded next season, with a question at quarterback and offensive line coach.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Yeah, but you don't need to||
Yeah, but you don't need to listen to the last 10 minutes--even though it's very enjoyable.
Nice introduction to the world, sir.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Disappointing, but Bellomy||
Disappointing, but Bellomy just wasn't ready. Not even close.
It sure felt like we were going to win that game up until we realized Denard wasn't coming back in.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||I missed 2012 MSU because I||
I missed 2012 MSU because I was on an MBA recruiting trip in Seattle. It was the only game I really wanted to attend that year. Very frustrating.
Also, some guy got into a fight with me on the Internet because I was a terrible student for trying to get a job instead of going to the game.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Why did Brian draft a guy who||
Why did Brian draft a guy who isn't going to play this season with his first pick? That's dumb.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||They've got a top-150 type||
They've got a top-150 type redshirt freshman. The best realistic hope is Braxton Miller's freshman year, which probably means 8-4 or 9-3 given that the supporting cast should be really nice and Meyer's system is friendly to young QBs.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Joe Bauserman?||
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Actually, I think it's the||
Actually, I think it's the opposite of professionalization. I'm hoping the coming court decisions press MAC teams to deemphasize sports. EMU, Akron, Kent St, etc have no business playing big-time college football. Instead, they could regionalize, play each other, and shrink their athletic budgets to a sustainable level.
I don't like big-time sports programs that are heavily subsidized by student bodies and taxpayers. Spending enormous amounts of public money on a program that a tiny percentage of students will ever have an opportunity to use isn't a good use of funds--at least in my book.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||7-0 and 6-1 are probably the||
7-0 and 6-1 are probably the most likely scenarios. Unfortunately, 3-2 and 2-3 are most likely for the last 5.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Expecting a win in Columbus||
Expecting a win in Columbus is very optimistic, but I do see OSU taking a step backwards. You can't lose the line they did and Carlos Hyde without a dropoff. Even last year, they weren't the same when Hyde was taking a breather.
That said, I still think they're the favorite to win the conference, with MSU second and Michigan third. The other division doesn't inspire much confidence.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||I think they're generally||
I think they're generally terrified. Cardale Jones is the current backup, with the much more highly touted JT Barrett behind him. Barrett is a true freshman and I've heard he's pushing Jones.
Basically, they've got our situation last year. A clear, obvious #1 with a vast, terrifying gulf behind him.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Bad news for OSU's season,||
Bad news for OSU's season, but The Game is four months away. He's got a lot of time left.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||(No subject)|
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Double post||
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Let's be fair, the statement||
Let's be fair, the statement is the most adult statement in modern college football. I mean, Miami basically said "come at me nerds" in its official response to its mess a couple years ago.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Oklahoma Virginia Tech No||
No way Michigan plays LSU and no one else in the SEC is coming north. Oklahoma and Va Tech tend to have an interesting game every year.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||He looks more unhinged in the||
He looks more unhinged in the first photo. Please reverse.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||The whole package would cost||
The whole package would cost less at gametime.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||He struggled, but was okay.||
He struggled, but was okay. That's basically what I hope Cole can do. It's absurd to expect him to Jake Long as a junior.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||My bet is Magnuson moves||
My bet is Magnuson moves outside if Kalis can come back. I really hope Cole is Taylor Lewan as a redshirt freshman, but it just seems so improbable that he can come from high school, spend a summer lifting weights, and be ready to play at this level.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I hurt my back about 7 years||
I hurt my back about 7 years ago. It took at least 2 before I felt really good again. I didn't stop periodically stop tweaking it until 3 years later.
The back is really hard to compensate for, so you end up not fully recovering for a long time.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Please be awesome.||
Please be awesome.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Poor Jacobi.||