Remember when we were arguing with Rutgers bloggers about which athletic director was worse?
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|12 hours 13 min ago||I smell a t-shirt....||
I smell a t-shirt....
|13 hours 6 min ago||Has to be Tuesday after the||
Has to be Tuesday after the game, no?
|15 hours 8 min ago||Chuck Norris wears Jim||
Chuck Norris wears Jim HARBAUGH underoos
|2 days 7 hours ago||Bought mine wednesday!!||
Bought mine wednesday!!
|3 days 13 hours ago||Purchased 3 tickets to||
Purchased 3 tickets to welcome our new coach at halftime of Tuesday's game.
|5 days 10 hours ago||^^^^ THIS May also start||
May also start drinking in the streets, gleefully hug everyone in sight, fly an M flag from the balcony window -- you know, the usual "thank you for liberating us from the opressors" routine.
|5 days 11 hours ago||http://flightaware.com/live/f|
|5 days 11 hours ago||I wonder if Harbaugh and his||
I wonder if Harbaugh and his team would elect to bank a bunch of those scholie's for the next class to give them access to better talent. We are currently pretty stacked at a lot of positions; besides recruiting the essentials we could certainly get by on such a strategy.
|5 days 17 hours ago||Unless I change my mind... I||
Unless I change my mind...
|6 days 21 min ago||Screw 'em all. Ride Ducati||
Screw 'em all.
|1 week 22 hours ago||Um what reason did he have to||
Um what reason did he have to send out that incendiary apology over Twitter a few weeks ago rolling his coach under the bus? He now looks gutless by not standing by his apology/promise to his own fans. He's a moron.
|1 week 4 days ago||Aren't there like 10-20||
Aren't there like 10-20 Wolverine Devotee's now? A new one every day?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Pretty sure if we get||
Pretty sure if we get HARBAUGH that we can poach the 49ers draft picks.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||The imposter!!||
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Brady hoke would swim the||
Brady Hoke would swim the Pacific to be the head coach at Michigan.
Jim Harbaugh would just walk across it.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||WHAT??!? Not going to make||
WHAT??!? Not going to make him walk?
I suppose you think we should just go ahead and give him a headset too, while we are at it? This university isn't made of money, ya know.
Remember -- leaders eat last. Think about it.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Agreed. Maybe something||
Agreed. Maybe something better like comic sans?
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Shirley you can't be serious!||
Shirley you can't be serious!
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Bad news, pretty sure the||
Bad news, pretty sure the crepe place closed recently.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Hobo skillet, side of raisin||
Hobo skillet, side of raisin toast.
Also, Northside has the best service in town. Makes Main street look like amatuer hour.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I frequently get the||
I frequently get the breakfast burrito from Sava's. They do take out. It's good, but their Sunday brunch is outstanding.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||See my response to your||
See my response to your comment below. Might help you to "get it."
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Lots of personal attacks, few||
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Lots of personal attacks, few||
Lots of personal attacks, few facts or details cited proving that I "pulled it from my ass." That's ok, I have a minute, so let's dance.
I don't credit the CFO for donations. I do credit the CFO for increasing our endowment. And yes, I fault her for not retaining him.
"Tuition goes up under every university president of nearly every goddamn university, you dumbass." Are you aware of the numbers? She raised tuition by 70%!!!! US Dept of Ed Nat'l numbers are at 40% for the same period. So she about doubled the increases that every other university instituted.
Moving UM into a private university model is not what "we" want, nor what all Michiganders want. It might be what "you" desire, but some of us are proud of the fact that we attend a public university. She balanced the budget on the backs of the students by increasing tuition and increasing out of state enrollment to offset her failure in procuring necessary state funding. If you want to share blame with the legislature I would not argue that, but I certainly do not excuse her poor performance in this arena.
As much as I hate USN&WR.... research the numbers. We are not even in the top 25 any more. Med school, law school... both dropped. B-school fluctuations have been a sore point... it is absolutely not an overall positive trend.
If you don't like my critique about losing faculty, please do explain why losing Dixon, Morrison, and Marletta was good for the university. If you don't think their research was ground breaking, please do explain why. List the tremendous faculty hires that have offset our losses in the last decade. Explain who we pulled in who you believe is Nobel worthy. I used actual instances (facts!) to support my concerns. You referenced my asshole.
And regarding her popularity with students... now I see where you are coming from. I have been on campus nearly every day for almost 20 years. I'm not sure you know who Lee Bollinger even is. She wasn't as popular as Lee, and some of us have been around long enough to have witnessed both administrations.
You sir, are an angry little man. Seek help, and approach future posts with a little more information and a little less histrionics.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Depends on who's implementing||
Depends on who's implementing the plan.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||MSC was an awful president,||
MSC was an awful president, and her failures at umich athletics are just the tip of the iceberg.
Did UM increase our endowment, and run an excellent fundraising campaign? Yes we did. How much of that credit does our CFO at the time (Slottow) and our gift officers deserve? Much of it.
Did she procure more funding from the state of Michigan? No. Funding was cut almost every year she was in charge (and procuring these funds are just as much her job as procuring donations, if not moreso considering we rely more on our president for interfacing with the government whereas we have a better support staff to work with the alumni network).
Did our academic reputation go up under MSC? I would argue it stayed stagnant or went down.
Did we improve upon our medical center? I would argue no. Improvements heavily relied on spending the tobacco settlement money already procured by her predescessors.
Did we improve opur academic faculty? We lost many critical research faculty that may prove to be Nobel candidates years from now (Dixon, Marletta, etc...).
Was she popular with the students? Not nearly as much as her predescessor -- Bollinger.
Did she control tuition costs? No. Tuition went up almost every year she was here (and by a significant amount).
Did she bungle the investigation regarding child porn at Mott hospital? Yes. I am ashamed at how that was swept under the rug and dealt with.
Mary Sue was an awful president. I am happy to see her gone.
|4 weeks 2 hours ago||Oh, the irony of saying this||
Oh, the irony of saying this right now on our Michigan sports blog forum...
|4 weeks 12 hours ago||Plane's in Phoenix. 49er's||
Plane's in Phoenix.
49er's season ends in Phoenix.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||FlightTracker???? Well I||
Well I suppose it could be a coincidence that the plane happens to be hanging around Phoenix... where the final SF49ers game will be played.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||That's easy. BKFinest.||