"Northwestern fans can be both heartened and disheartened by the loss to Minnesota just like how nineteenth-century resurrectionists were heartened when they pried a heart from a freshly-buried corpse and then disheartened it when they sold it to a disreputable anatomist."
|3 weeks 1 day ago||rumors are that he was giving some attitude in||
rumors are that he was giving some attitude in practice
|3 weeks 1 day ago||the boos (or at least mine) were for the coaching||
the boos (or at least mine) were for the coaching staff not taking and keeping Shane out for his own safety. that's what everyone around me was saying too.
|6 weeks 47 min ago||I'm curious if there's a||
I'm curious if there's a correlation between experience and road game performance. I would expect it would play a much bigger factor in dealing with an unfamiliar environment.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Honestly this was late notice||
Honestly this was late notice for me to go. I just went back to visit the week before from Chicago and while I'd love to go to see the scrimmage, I don't think I'm going to be making the trip again. I'll be doing a lot of driving when the season comes though, as I am one of the fools who got season tickets.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Could we squeeze in school in||
Could we squeeze in school in the "current situation" charts? Some of them I know, but it would be helpful to be able to see it in the chart in addition to the listing after each persons picks. Also it would help to more easily identify if one person is picking all Wisconsin and Michigan State.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||although if shane/speight||
although if shane/speight don't play they get redshirts this year
|29 weeks 3 days ago||To be fair, it is Funchess,||
To be fair, it is Funchess, and you have to give him some respect or he'll burn you. Actually I don't know what I'm talking about.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||Been a few years but, North||
Been a few years but,
North campus is fine. The biggest thing is it is pretty quiet (not as much happens there). I would guess that the unhappiness is tied to grad/engineering/architecture students that live and work up there moreso than the location. Other than that I thought it was easier studying at the dude and the dorms were a bit quieter. Living just off of north campus was nice too (I stayed a couple years at huron towers).
If you want to run around screaming COLLEGE at the top of your lungs, then it's probably not the place for you.
|36 weeks 5 days ago||This post is stupid. There's||
This post is stupid. There's always competition for positions, nobody is given a starting spot, that has been said many times. Also Idon't know why so many people are bashing Chantel she has some really good articles and she does good work reporting on Michigan for ESPN. Seems like some pretty low character attacks going on here...
|39 weeks 4 days ago||The first that comes to mind||
The first that comes to mind for me is Kyle Kalis
|40 weeks 1 day ago||seeing as how almost all QBs||
seeing as how almost all QBs are right handed I imagine there is some nuance in alignment and rollouts that favor a certain direction. If there are any advantages in that or in any other areas that right handed QBs haven't experienced in their career then that would be added benefit to talk to someone who has been there before.
|40 weeks 1 day ago||Morris - he was also a||
Morris - he was also a lefthanded QB in addition to being a great QB coach and a good->great coordinator
|40 weeks 3 days ago||Great content - I love that||
Great content - I love that you got the firing and hiring responses so quickly just to show what they're thinking in both lights. Thanks Brandon!
|44 weeks 2 days ago||Maybe lurkers will feel||
Maybe lurkers will feel obligated to post more as if you just neg you could spend your points so you can't vote/post anymore, at least the ones that have enough points to do so.
I personally don't upvote the meme-y stuff unless I think it was really clever, but you may see a lot more of that from people trying to earn points cuz y'know its like money you can't spend.
|44 weeks 3 days ago||Thanks for including this, I||
Thanks for including this, I forgot to add it in the original post.
|44 weeks 4 days ago||Does this mean if you lurk||
Does this mean if you lurk without posting you theoretically could neg enough other people to not be able to vote/create threads?
|45 weeks 2 days ago||FYI: the link for the all b1g||
FYI: the link for the all b1g team isn't right.
|45 weeks 4 days ago||meteor, slight edge to MSU,||
meteor, slight edge to MSU, while I think the OSU O vs MSU D matchup is interesting, I'm not sure if I can stomach watching.
|45 weeks 5 days ago||thanks for the clarification!||
thanks for the clarification! I'll have to look back at when we used it before, it looked like it was going to work really well if he caught the pass.
|45 weeks 5 days ago||did the double pass play not||
did the double pass play not fall into this area?
|45 weeks 5 days ago||I'd also be interested in||
I'd also be interested in knowing how they did compared to expectations. Beating a top 25 team when you are top 25 is not as impressive as beating top 25 as an unranked team, but if there's some way to determine if the team played beyond expectations that would be good to know.
|45 weeks 6 days ago||note his political speech -||
note his political speech - "anticipates" no changes and while he hasn't talked to Gardner about his future, "He'll be back"
Brian the transfer could still happen! PANIC!
|45 weeks 6 days ago||wow that shot of the||
wow that shot of the reflection of the M from Michigan in brady's sunglasses is pretty awesome
|46 weeks 12 hours ago||I think the other thing about||
I think the other thing about the end of hte game is that I would bet that most of the stops were at the beginning of the game.
we couldn't stop the RUN RUN RUN strategy employed at the end (with the exception of the fumble which you can't count on repeating). It also left our defense pretty beaten so I would definitely take the go for 2 anyday.
|46 weeks 4 days ago||why is it that I feel like||
why is it that I feel like this is the first time Borges has talked about the problem beyond "execution"
|46 weeks 4 days ago||Low expectations will lead to||
Low expectations will lead to unexpected happiness?
yay for chrono trigger?
|46 weeks 4 days ago||no that's stupid||
no that's stupid
|46 weeks 5 days ago||There is an article onJohn||
There is an article onJohn Harbaugh's schedule that ESPN did recently.
|46 weeks 5 days ago||IIRC the articles I read on||
IIRC the articles I read on ESPN were just that he's on the hot seat and that he willl definitely have some heat on him next year, but nothing about him actually being fired because that is idiotic.
Hoke is not in danger of losing his job, at least not this year.
|46 weeks 5 days ago||needs more significant||
needs more significant figures
also notable is that most michigan fans have been driven insane.
|46 weeks 5 days ago||I... I think he's||
I... I think he's broken...
actually I think I am too. maybe we all are. I'm another one of those going to the game but expecting to regret it.
|46 weeks 5 days ago||I think one thing that might||
I think one thing that might help with interpretation of the graph would be to highlight the 100% line somehow. In this analysis, if I am reading correctly, 100% = average performance. While the trend is downwards throughout, there are a significant number of games in the 1st 2 seasons which are over the 100% mark which means they did above average against that opponent.
|46 weeks 6 days ago||Even the Buckeyes are buying||
Even the Buckeyes are buying Michigan jerseys in Ohio! Hoke and DB are amazing!
|46 weeks 6 days ago||you know, I think this||
you know, I think this actually might be an insult for Greg Robinson...
|46 weeks 6 days ago||"Michigan's offense was||
"Michigan's offense was subpar"
Is there a way this can be nominated for understatement of the year?
|46 weeks 6 days ago||Well he's probably been||
Well he's probably been watching the film. I don't really think this is meant to "fan the flames" of war, he's just noted that we are having problems with our line, and said it in a way nicer than many of us would say it.
|46 weeks 6 days ago||I think the souvenir cups are||
I think the souvenir cups are nice (i keep them on my desk at work) but I don't really notice much outside of the football. I didn't go to games regularly before DB became AD though, so I'm not a good person to ask about the comparison, but I don't really have a problem with the way things are now.
|46 weeks 6 days ago||section 40 row 34||
section 40 row 34
|46 weeks 6 days ago||As Ace pointed out in an||
As Ace pointed out in an earlier podcast, the irony that Borges is the type of OC that will be able to execute when he is put in a position to succeed...
I'm trying to have hope for the future, because without that I've got nothing. Still debating on season tickets for next year, I'd like to but am I just paying for heartache?
The greatest concern is the trajectory in production is downwards in a year over year basis, but I think if Brady sticks with Borges, they will get 1 more year at least, and then it's all about the numbers. If things do not get better next year............
|46 weeks 6 days ago||Meh, they play VT next year||
Meh, they play VT next year and the year after and oklahoma in the year following. I know VT has been subpar lately, but they've traditionally been good.
Our OOC schedule this year also left something to be desired, and we didn't look good even with that, although I will give that Uconn is supposed to be okay and ND is considered pretty good generally.
Of all the things to complain about, I think there are better choices when it comes to that school.
|47 weeks 2 days ago||I feel like I remember having||
I feel like I remember having these feelings before
|47 weeks 2 days ago||http://www.youtube.com/watch?|
|47 weeks 4 days ago||Wow Heiko what's more||
Wow Heiko what's more important, becoming a doctor and saving lives or giving us the transcript of the Borges presser
|47 weeks 5 days ago||Could I request the field||
Could I request the field goal fire drill at half speed? That is a lot to process
|47 weeks 5 days ago||Borges is going to run a play||
Borges is going to run a play where he throws a bubble screen to Gallon who then reverses field with another bubble screen pass to funchess who will then take it for a TD and then he will flash a sign from the box that has a picture of Heiko on it.
|47 weeks 6 days ago||I think I'd need more than 39||
I think I'd need more than 39 cents to go, including cost of gas for the drive and lost time.
|47 weeks 6 days ago||At the game I really felt||
At the game I really felt like kicking was the right decision, but reading this and seeing how NW responded (conservative run clock, no passing plays) makes me think that kicking for the tie there would have likely lost us the game. Thanks for the information.
|48 weeks 1 day ago||Hayes good upgrade in pass protection. not Vincent||
Hayes good upgrade in pass protection. not Vincent Smith but held up well IMO
|48 weeks 2 days ago||The fact is that people do it||
The fact is that people do it and it is not easy. IIRC Burzynski is a biomed major - no easy feat, but he is still on the team. If Alabama was like "yeah guys do it all the time" and Michigan was like "it's not easy" it could be that both are telling the truth. Michigan's engineering program is well respected because it is not easy, and football on top of that is borderline crazy.
Do you think he would turn away from Michigan because engineering is too hard? I don't know but I'd guess the underlying reasons are probably elsewhere.
|48 weeks 2 days ago||well I was speaking in||
well I was speaking in reference to entertainment value. There have been several great educational posts/diaries on football recently in addition to the crap that has been around.
|48 weeks 2 days ago||"Since I am watching expect||
"Since I am watching expect him to lead a laser-munitions two minute drill at the end of the first half to make us all sad."
You missed the part about all of them being NFL level throws over good coverage from Jourdan Lewis
|48 weeks 2 days ago||This mailbag might be the||
This mailbag might be the best thing to come out of the past 2 weeks of football. I laughed at the last two items.... and then I cried because they were probably true.
|48 weeks 2 days ago||For some reason, I didn't||
For some reason, I didn't realize he survived 2 plane crashes, that is crazy. Glad to have him aboard.
|48 weeks 2 days ago||I feel that while the content||
I feel that while the content of the post is reasonable and brings up a good question, the timing of this post is pretty bad in the context of the season.
I say just focus on winning, and view this game as a win-win either ohio loses or northwestern loses and you can rejoice in either one. In this particular instance, NW over Ohio so to end the win streak.
|48 weeks 3 days ago||The real question is if the||
The real question is if the appreciation of said accounts exceeds inflation
|48 weeks 3 days ago||Use ctrl+R after your F5 key||
Use ctrl+R after your F5 key breaks
|48 weeks 4 days ago||I think SC made a reasonable||
I think SC made a reasonable argument for the play he countered, but I think the greater point is the one that Brian has here where, even if you think that one play was almost okay, there were a lot of other plays that flat out didn't work (running into a wall of defenders) that were just thrown away, and the ones that did work didn't come easy.
Coaches/Managers need to put their people in the best position to succeed and I really don't think that is happening here.
|48 weeks 4 days ago||We need to include Ace and||
We need to include Ace and those crystal ball rankings!
|48 weeks 5 days ago||Our offense was better in the||
Our offense was better in the past 2 years...
transitions take time but this does not instill confidence.
|48 weeks 5 days ago||Great diary,Another thing I||
Another thing I noticed is 1. Michigan is not only inexperienced, but we are also always under the line (which I read as slightly below average beyond inexperience) and 2. we keep running the ball when it doesn't work and that makes me sad.
|48 weeks 6 days ago||8-4 regular season and lost||
8-4 regular season and lost the bowl game
|49 weeks 15 hours ago||I think another reason for||
I think another reason for the penn state spike is that it was an away game so most of us were watching remotely where Nebraska a lot of us were cursing at the stadium or while drinking afterwards
|49 weeks 19 hours ago||self scouting||
Nebraska said that we had tendencies that tipped our plays before we ran them. do we have a self scouting system in place to identify these tendencies and correct them for the future?
|49 weeks 2 days ago||Home game win streak, and I||
Home game win streak, and I love the football team win or lose, so I'm going to make the 5 hour drive to watch, win or lose and no matter how soul crushingly bad it could be.
There's also a small part of me that feels like I've been lucky in games i've seen. I've only seen 2 Michigan losses in person, and they were the outback bowl vs south carolina and the NCAA championship game against louisville, and I felt like both of those losses were strong efforts even though we lost.
|49 weeks 2 days ago||Same here no google docs||
Same here no google docs access at work - I'll fill it out this evening.
|49 weeks 3 days ago||I honestly don't know which||
I honestly don't know which is worse that we don't have it or that we don't use it... or maybe both.
The other thing here is that Michigan state is getting an extra move after us so we show rock and they show paper and we switch to scissors and they switch to rock before the play. We really need counters that we can run multiple plays out of the same look.
|49 weeks 3 days ago||I think your data is||
I think your data is interesting and I think that you are bringing up some good data representing what we have.
The argument some people are making is that having two 5th year seniors at tackle is "skewing" the average. I agree with your statement that the average is the average and it's not really up for debate - I think better arguments would be made that there are diminishing returns on years of experience, and that the idea that the line is really only as good as its weakest link.
After 1 year on the field a lineman makes a big jump in experience and knowledge, however the difference between a 4th year lineman and a 5th year lineman is probably in the grand scheme of things not that much.
On the second point, you only need 1 guy to break through to the quarterback for bad things to happen, and 2 pretty much leads to a sack unless you are Denard Robinson. While the tackles stop the DEs on the side if you get 1-2 guys up the middle, it's probably a lost cause.
I'm not saying you need to redo this data - you've put together good data that supports a point you are trying to make, and I wouldn't really know how to quantify the diminishing returns on experience (and it doesn't really help that there's no good measureable stat for an individual offensive lineman's progress)
Also, I don't think that because people aren't proposing an alternative it means that they are wrong, and you're not really helping yourself with the snarkiness in your responses. I thought the original posts were fine and if people want to expand and draw their own conclusions you provided the data you had as well.
|49 weeks 5 days ago||I actually don't think I've||
I actually don't think I've received mine yet...
|49 weeks 6 days ago||I hope Martinez gets better||
I hope Martinez gets better soon, at his best he is definitely one to worry about.
This also makes me wonder and hope that Gardner is okay after the beating he took
|49 weeks 6 days ago||Maybe he has been reading||
Maybe he has been reading this board recently...
|49 weeks 6 days ago||I'll be there. Sounds like||
I'll be there. Sounds like it'll be a good time, and I never get to go to the Ann Arbor stuff since i usually drive there on the day of the game.
|50 weeks 2 days ago||Don't confuse the issue with||
Don't confuse the issue with logic or facts.
I'll just close my eyes and think of offense vs south carolina and defense vs nebraska
|50 weeks 2 days ago||I've decided to believe that||
I've decided to believe that Borges is good against good defenses and meh against poor defenses, so maybe this will beo kay
|50 weeks 3 days ago||If people who didn't go to||
If people who didn't go to the school want to be fans, what's wrong with that? The school represents some kind of values, or image, and for Michigan what's not to like?
The Team the team the team.
|50 weeks 4 days ago||FWIW, I enjoy reading your||
FWIW, I enjoy reading your input to educate myself, and i realize there's a lotof shit on the board, but my response to not really knowing about what Borges does in the realm of "right and wrong" is normally to just not say anything. I think there is a great deal of value in having educated responses that disagree with Brian's points. It helps us make a more educated decision in our criticisms one way or the other.
I'd wager that the bullshit is the loud minority of followers, and some of them are probably just falling into the mindset that the anonymity of the internet allows you to just blow your shit everywhere as a catharsis with no reprimand.
|50 weeks 6 days ago||Let's see, as Drew Dileo is||
Let's see, as Drew Dileo is kryptonite for michigan state, he will run, pass, return kickoff, return punt, intercept a pass, and return a fumble each for a touchdown. He will also kick a field goal from his own hold.
Michigan state scores 3 times on defense, because they can't do anything else.
45 - 21
|51 weeks 1 hour ago||With Michigan/Greg Mattison,||
With Michigan/Greg Mattison, punt. With Nebraska/Taylor Martinez I would strongly consider spreading it out with a pass/run option for martinez or if they have something else kinda crazy like that double pitch play, that would be cool.
|51 weeks 2 days ago||One could argue that Rock||
One could argue that Rock Paper Scissors is not luck, but it can be a highly psychological game. Do you tend to start rock? Would you ever do rock twice in a row? 3 times? Do you have a tendency to play what would have beaten you in the previous round? Do tendencies change when you win/lose a round?
|51 weeks 2 days ago||excel plots - the engineer in||
excel plots - the engineer in me approves
|51 weeks 2 days ago||yes to event before||
yes to event before northwestern. Just got my tickets in the mail!
|51 weeks 3 days ago||Also of note, he mentions||
Also of note, he mentions this blog on there
Q: ... what do you think Michigan's biggest problem is right now and how can they fix it?
A: "I have seen a lot of people arguing on mgoblog over Michigan Football. I think there are always many factors in to all decisions a team makes. I think the biggest problem right now would be our offensive line is young and inexperienced and I think with time and if they work together they can fix that. Over time the team will come together and gel.
A lot of people point fingers at players and sometimes it takes time to learn a new role when stepping into someone else shoes.
There have been a lot of controversial plays and I don't feel comfortable really commenting on specifics because I don't want my words taken out of context."
|51 weeks 5 days ago||I agree the crowd was||
I agree the crowd was exceptionally quiet. I think the weather and the pace of the game both played factors (people trying to figure out what was going on).
I thought it was odd on point 1 that they kept playing music, though on point 2 I disagree. Maybe it was where I was sitting, but the band was not that loud, and without the amplification I don't think I would have heard them very well.
|1 year 2 days ago||already on the front||
already on the front page
|1 year 3 days ago||This reminds me of those||
This reminds me of those puzzles kids do where you have blocks of different shapes that you are trying to fit through an opening - the cruel joke is the correct piece is missing and trying different pieces is an effort in futility.
|1 year 3 days ago||This is where i am. I||
This is where i am. I generally like what I've read about borges as a person and it was my hope that he would be innovative and bring in novel concepts on how to use our somewhat misshapen team to exploit weakness in defense and allow our strengths to shine.
This past game crushed that image I had in my mind and now I'm just filled with sad. The press conference went as expected and was equally depressing, as it was just confirming that there were no revelations from that experience.
I wanted to see Borges get better and improve as a coach, but I'm not seeing that. if that's not going to happen, maybe there needs to be an alternate to improving...
|1 year 4 days ago||One thing I would guess on||
One thing I would guess on the scenario is that if it did happen, Mattison would not give crazy alignments with obvious weaknesses, unless they're some sort of defensive bait and switch... maybe that explains things!
|1 year 5 days ago||Just curious, do you have any||
Just curious, do you have any comments on playing to the field goal in OT for the win with the running into a wall of defenders vs going for the TD or at least better field position for the field goal with some pass or something else?
|1 year 1 week ago||noooooooooo get well soon||
noooooooooo get well soon peewee
|1 year 1 week ago||Isn't this james ross? the LB||
Isn't this james ross? the LB
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Michigan 38 Minn 0 Michigan||
Michigan 38 Minn 0
Michigan gets their annual shutout.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||intermediate rankings dont||
intermediate rankings dont matter, but I think i would prefer us to be lower right now and to earn it and rise up later
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Can't create a new thread but||
Can't create a new thread but there's a Heisman predictor article that talks about Gardner on ESPN.
In short, Gardner is on the map after the ND game.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Definitely a good cause in my||
Definitely a good cause in my mind, especially after all these years.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||I dunno his returns have been||
I dunno his returns have been pretty sub par, though that may just be our coverage sucking. Wouldn't he be more of a slot receiver in the NFL? I think he doesn't fit the "prototypical" receiver build, but then again that's what they said about Tom Brady not being the prototypical NFL QB.
If he keeps his production up I think drafted mid-late.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Congrats to Gallon it is well||
Congrats to Gallon it is well deserved. I hope he is doing okay now, it looked like he was having some issues towards the end of the game.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||You're forgetting the||
You're forgetting the possibility that Michigan goes to the national title and Ohio gets the rose bowl without winning the conference. =D
|1 year 8 weeks ago||noooo sorry to hear that wish||
noooo sorry to hear that wish Darboh the best in his recovery.
So now I'm guessing it is on Chesson - let's see what you got
|1 year 10 weeks ago||surprised nobody mentioned||
surprised nobody mentioned NPH or Darren Criss. Couldn't find a good one of criss.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||So I feel like a lot of these||
So I feel like a lot of these choices are not so "neutral" sites in the sense that one team has a significantly bigger local fan base than the other.
WIth that in mind I'd say Wisconsin or Notre Dame at Soldier Field. or maybe one of the two back to back away MSU games could be at a neutral site?
|1 year 17 weeks ago||xbox one? more like xbox180||
xbox one? more like xbox180
|1 year 17 weeks ago||I wonder if this has ever||
I wonder if this has ever happened before...
**Spoiler for Quiz**
A runner can assist another runner as long as he did not score or was already put out. A runner can actually carry a teammate around the bases.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||There must be one from the||
There must be one from the many times Lewan held off Clowney
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Hoke also later made a||
Hoke also later made a comment that there were a couple of QBs that graduated last year which will be a great addition to those APR statistics.
I also met this guy named Stephen Kass there and chatted a bit before everything started. He seemed alright.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Fun fact, I did not know||
Fun fact, I did not know minnesota students also called their school UofM until I met some in chicago.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Honestly, as much as I want||
Honestly, as much as I want to see competitive balance, it's not something you are going to reorganiez for in the future and it's hard to do. Who knows how Penn State is going to do through their scholarship reductions? Is Michigan State in a mid-upper tier of hte big ten? What about Northwesterh who appears to be on the rise?
I think the picking of winners and losers is tough and a bit shortsighted on a competitive balance aspect, though geographic exposure is a fair argument. I would also agree that certain programs may value football more (nebraska) than say basketball for other schools (Indiana) and so they will be more likely to stay in a mid-upper range than drop out, but it's just hard to tell.
I'm just glad Michigan and Ohio are in the same region. Being in the Chicago area, it sucks that I won't see them out here as often, but I suppose it was bound to happen unless the eye was chosen for the realignment.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Just wanted to get this in||
Just wanted to get this in here, but anyone who works in the chemical industry is taught that they should NOT try to help in situations like this unless they are part of the response team.
With the unknown circumstances and the potential for toxic gases, you could just be creating another victim if you run in there. Every safety training says you call for help and you get out. There have been multiple situations where someone has run in and died trying to help their friend.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Woo tickets renewed! Also||
Woo tickets renewed! Also grabbed a couple for the Northwestern game
|1 year 26 weeks ago||this thread has a great||
this thread has a great title
good job Denard! now to just finish strong with school and the draft
|1 year 26 weeks ago||they were saying some people||
they were saying some people lost limbs and that there were trash cans that exploded. This is terrible.
for anyone who reddits, here's the thread I've been looking at.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||I thought i saw an estimate||
I thought i saw an estimate of about 15k this year. Regardless i drove in from the chicago area and it was f'ing cold, but it was a good time.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||What I got from this is that||
What I got from this is that we are recruiting the sun.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||sigh this is just depressing.||
sigh this is just depressing. I shouldn't care about this and this should have ended a while ago. On facebook you can only vote once so why did they make it this long?
oh well on with the rest of my life. I"m gonna be pretty sad if Denard loses because of cheating (though I will not take part in it myself)
|1 year 33 weeks ago||I vote based on the size of||
I vote based on the size of their.... wikipedia pages.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Wasn't Koger coming back as a||
Wasn't Koger coming back as a football analyst? Maybe that's his spot
|1 year 34 weeks ago||It says immediately after the||
It says immediately after the jump
"As always, click the still frames to open each animated gif in a lightbox."
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Hecklinski used to be a QB,||
Hecklinski used to be a QB and QB coach, so I'm sure he is capable of doing good evaluations as well. I'd imagine that Borges wouldn't send him unless he trusted his abilities.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Anyone know when they are||
Anyone know when they are going to start selling tickets for this?
|1 year 39 weeks ago||or an actual receiver||
or an actual receiver
|1 year 39 weeks ago||in all seriousness, DB seems||
in all seriousness, DB seems to be doing pretty well with coaching hires so far.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||I live in "ND territory" i||
I live in "ND territory" i suppose being in Chicago. Aside from "END SEC REIGN" and "ND FANS WOULD BE INSUFFERABLE" it kind of sucks to feel this way but I feel like ND doesn't deserve to be in this game because they had so many close calls that went their way (Pitt field goal, stanford no TD, USC Barkley is out...). If they win I am just going to quietly shake my head (also because I am watching the game with a bunch of my ND friends).
|1 year 40 weeks ago||"I believe you can bet all of||
"I believe you can bet all of your possessions and everything in East Lansing that our passing game will be vastly improved next season."
This does not sound like someone who has a lot of confidence. Do posessions include debt?
|1 year 41 weeks ago||I think one thing to keep in||
I think one thing to keep in mind is... the teams are still going to have to travel EVERYWHERE it's just a matter of how often you travel to each of these places.
for the inner outer config, it could be arranged such that the outer teams have 2 far road games per year. It's not like we go to every road game (I live in the chicago area and I thought Nebraska was too far to go to, so I doubt many people from Michigan would go there).
I guess the feast or famine doesn't sit well with some of the people I've spoken to, but I am still a fan of the eye of doom.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Fred Jackson was a QB coach||
Fred Jackson was a QB coach before he switched to RB coach at Michigan, though I will admit that there are probably more parallels there.
(Edit: Added list of experience for Jackson - from Mgoblue.com)
|1 year 41 weeks ago||what's with the hype on PSU?||
Why PSU, if I may ask? They lost their seniors and the scholly reds and transfers will start to hit them next year. I don't think it'll be easy but I don't expect to lose that game either.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Fitz was in a boot at the||
Fitz was in a boot at the bowl game, and someone asked him about it and he said he would get it off in a couple weeks. Hopefully he can be back up to speed by fall with that much time.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||I'm thinking 9-3, though I||
I'm thinking 9-3, though I think our schedule gives time for our oline to mesh before the real competition (with the exception of ND, which may serve as the early challenge to show where they need to be). 3 losses, to either ND, Northwestern, Nebraska, MSU, and OSU. With all the home games and our track record at home, and Northwestern being almost like a home game, I think we win 2 of these games.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||would it have been better if||
would it have been better if they did a blue or black outline of the numbers? I think that would have made the readabiliy sufficient.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||FWIW, someone asked Fitz when||
FWIW, someone asked Fitz when he would get his boot off and he said in 2 weeks.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Double plus for that last||
Double plus for that last point. That hit was brutal
|1 year 41 weeks ago||I was there and it was a loss||
I was there and it was a loss but in some weird way it feels like am inspiring loss. We got beaten on talent but with the transitions that was an issue which time will fix in the near future
|1 year 43 weeks ago||I haven't liked any of our||
I haven't liked any of our uniform changes, but I do like a lot of oregon's uniforms. I feel like adidas is just doing something wrong.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||This is not getting enough||
This is not getting enough attention. It doesn't explicitly say it was weed. There's a pretty long discussion here based on speculation.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||I ninja edited it in later||
I ninja edited it in later i'll take minnesota
|1 year 44 weeks ago||agent314... never played||
agent314... never played online before though, so don't expect much. I'll take minnesota
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Per the ESPN article,||
Per the ESPN article, Norfleet played corner soph and junior years in HS
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Relevant xkcd|
|1 year 44 weeks ago||I live in the chicago area,||
I live in the chicago area, so I am much in favor of the inner/outer arrangement. I drive to Michigan for football games, but I don't really want to go much further for a game.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||My response to reading||
My response to reading this
Yost is ranked 4th best hockey arena :)
in Michigan. :/
I guess 4th of 12 isn't bad.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Worst 28 point win ever!||
Worst 28 point win ever! Grumble grumble... /s
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Could it be that working with||
Could it be that working with the safeties will improve his tackling/reads for the purpose of special teams as a gunner? Just a random thought...
I'm not going to get involved in this questioning the coaches stuff more than this but I think there is some aspect of the coaches seeing something within Fort Schembechler that we haven't seen which is driving this decision.
I agree that there's something fishy about this, but Hoke and Mattison seem to be doing pretty well at identifying talent on the recruiting trail, so that aspect of it makes me feel like there MUST be something that we're missing.
Also... damn you GoWings2008 that gif was in the corner of my eye while I was writing this :(
|1 year 44 weeks ago||so I'm a believer of the||
so I'm a believer of the notion that you can largely create your own luck, however there are some aspects of last year (unlucky - no PI in Iowa/lucky - VT "catch" was not a catch) that made me wonder about it
Though this isn't what the Mathlete is measuring in this analysis, so "luck' as it is defined is roughly (as I interpret it) a team overperforming against good competition, and so I wanted to know how the team did last year.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||How lucky was Michigan's team||
How "lucky" was Michigan's team last year?
|1 year 45 weeks ago||I don't remember seeing the||
I don't remember seeing the tunnel screen we used to run last year as much this year. LSU ran something them and it was super effective, and it may help slow down their pass rush a bit.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||I'm sure Brandon sees it as a||
I'm sure Brandon sees it as a win-win for the following:
more money for the causes (less to charity costs/profits)
More advertisement of the Michigan Brand in a positive light
Either that, or as you enter the Big House for the finish, you will be greeted by Coach Brady Hoke who will then sign an advertisement for weddings in the Big House or ads for tickets for Michigan Athletics events for you!
|1 year 45 weeks ago||I'm no expert, but I believe||
I'm no expert, but I believe South Carolina will have a lot more success in the pass game against us. Our coverage tends to be a lot softer than what I saw from Florida, our pass rush is way less than Florida, and our numbers are good from having poor competition.
The front 7 of South Carolina concerns me. The secondary? I think we will find some holes, but we'll see, we don't have a good record against teams with a strong front 7 (ND/Bama). I guess that's a small sample set, but offensively we have been pretty ineffective, and I am thinking that will continue.
I'm hoping that South Carolina lets up on their pass rush in favor of contain which opens up the passing game for us. Either that or they don't let up on their pass rush and LOL DENARD'D
|1 year 45 weeks ago||What are the odds on||
What are the odds on Narduzzi, Fickell, or one of the other Big ten assistants moving over there?
I don't really know what's going on anymore.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||I was thinking the Jordan||
I was thinking the Jordan Kovacs "None shall pass!" award.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||USA TODAY||
|1 year 46 weeks ago||technically we still have a||
technically we still have a game left. Can you burn a redshirt in a bowl game?
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Did they spend all their||
Did they spend all their money on the 2000 different versions of football uniforms their team has?
|1 year 46 weeks ago||I strongly agree with the||
I strongly agree with the last point here. Te'o is nowhere near as good as Woodson in my mind, but he is a very good linebacker, ND would not be where they are if not for his play, but in most other years he is maybe an outside candidate at best.
I wouldn't be upset if he won, but I would largely attribute it to the lack of other good candidates. This is not to say he is not a great player, because he is, but I wouldn't normally think of him as a Heisman level player.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||I like your points. I think||
I like your points. I think it makes a good point on how a lot of things may have not actually been Borges's fault, but if you are looking at execution mistakes, you could make the very same arguments for Ohio. We were simply outexecuted this time, but hopefully we can continue to improve in the future.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||I like the chances of having||
I like the chances of having denard get 2 yards on 4th down. That would have been a huge swing.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Would you say that run||
Would you say that run blocking is more strength/skill based whereas pass blocking requiring more recognition/strategy? If so, that may say something about how we were passable through most of the year in pass blocking and terrible in run blocking this year.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||I kinda wish we at least had||
I kinda wish we at least had order of magnitude on price. I'm certain I can't afford it now, but I"d like to know how many years it would take to get one if I wanted one. :P
|1 year 48 weeks ago||Don't forget to get in the||
Don't forget to get in the stadium early for the senior day festivities occur prior to kickoff!
|1 year 48 weeks ago||I thought this was going to||
I thought this was going to be about Demens' tackle
|1 year 49 weeks ago||I feel like one thing that is||
I feel like one thing that is being missed here is the fact that one part of the reason the passing numbers are so low are because of some of the long time-eating drives we have had offensively (maybe not so much lately, but definitely in the earlier games). If we were still a hurry up spread offense a la Oregon then we would have way crappier defensive numbers, but way more awesome offensive numbers, so that is another tradeoff.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||And that is why long snappers||
And that is why long snappers are important
|1 year 50 weeks ago||I bet Vincent Smith could||
I bet Vincent Smith could take him (as much as you would expect a RB to be able to block someone anyways)
|1 year 50 weeks ago||I think Dantonio may be a||
I think Dantonio may be a better special teams coach. Maybe they can be co-special teams coaches?
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Pusheen the cat!||
Is animated okay?
|2 years 1 week ago||I realize the games later||
I realize the games later this year are going to be colder, but it was cold in the stadium, and the week before it was forecasted to rain so maybe that was a factor.
|2 years 1 week ago||speaking of records, aren't||
speaking of records, aren't we on track to potentially get win #900 against MSU right now?
|2 years 3 weeks ago||It seems like a jump to look||
It seems like a jump to look at 2010 and say "So here's the bottom line: Denard has never been a good passer, or even an average passer. "
He seemed like he was a good passer last year, especially at the end of the year, but then again maybe Nebraska and Ohio State didn't have good defenses? I don't have the answer to that off hand.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||I wonder if Borges did the||
I wonder if Borges did the trick plays to try to force big ten teams to prepare for just ONE MORE THING against Michigan? kind of like with the diamond packages last year?
|2 years 3 weeks ago||I agree with this, I thought||
I agree with this, I thought that our protection was not good, especially later in the game and they almost always had a free man in Denard's face. I remember one PA play where the linebacker just ran straight into Denard.
I thought Denard could have moved in the pocket a bit better as well, one of the sacks was because Schofield pushed the rusher outside and denard kind of moved back instead of moving further up in the pocket. I think he needs to learn to throw it away rather than force the issue if the run isn't there.
What did we learn? I think we re-emphasized that we are not playing at an elite level at this point, but we are, in a sense, better than we thought we were simply on how well the defense played.
Also I learned I really hate a lot of football fans. Denard has the worst game of his career and suddenly he's the worst QB of all time (from UM fans). Also f the whistle fans, they should be thrown out, it's ridiculously disrespectful to the game.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||I don't think he was being a||
I don't think he was being a prick
And really this is more entertaining than anything else. they're asking stupid questions, and he's going through them with incredible efficiency!
|2 years 6 weeks ago||It seems quite appropriate to||
It seems quite appropriate to have a feature on Mealer after that game. Sometimes things don't start as you imagined or wished they would, but that doesn't mean you can't finish strong.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||FOR THOSE ASKING IF IT COULD||
FOR THOSE ASKING IF IT COULD BE WORSE
Lewan tried walking off the field and couldn't do it on his own.
Lewan limping badly
Blake Countess on crutches
|2 years 7 weeks ago||He also has Kovacs||
He also has Kovacs
|2 years 7 weeks ago||If Fitz plays...||
If Fitz plays, I am going to be wondering what happened to this Brady Hoke.
I can only assume that Hoke has ensured that his message has gotten across in some other way, but that does not really give a good image
|2 years 7 weeks ago||(No subject)||
I understand that they normally have at least 1 captain on o and 1 captain on d, but is there anything else that determines how many captains they have?
|2 years 14 weeks ago||Swieca's Background||
Swieca has a really interesting backstory.
Wolverine walk-on takes novel route to dream
|2 years 32 weeks ago||If they were serious, they||
If they were serious, they wouldn't have the grad assistant breaking down the tape. Actually I have no idea how these things work.
Really though Borges is just going to repeatedly throw bubble screens through the game to confound them
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Do we know UMich ticket sales?||
Do we know how Michigan is doing on ticket sales for the sugar bowl?
|2 years 45 weeks ago||Food||
My favorite food there was the peanut butter bacon burger from yo mama's bar and grill. Classy, I know
|2 years 45 weeks ago||Ticket Sales||
It seems like one of the big reasons why the school going to a BCS game would be failing to sell tickets. I don't think that will be the case this year. The program probably does a bit better with donations and stuff with a good showing in a BCS bowl too, though this is just speculation.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||?||
Aren't they 11th? We are 13th
|2 years 46 weeks ago||Personally, I think that||
Personally, I think that seeing as we have invested so much into our stadium, I would like to see it used for as many games as possible.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||Not so fast yourself...||
If you had mentioned that Tom is writing a blog post that is available on insider later then maybe i'd believe that you were advertising for them, but you gave ALL the information he gave in the forum post, so I think that you went too far with that.
Keep in mind i'm just some random person on the internet, and we are each entitled to our own opinion on this.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||The difference is that the||
The difference is that the terms that you have to agree to when signing up say that you will not post any information that is paywalled on espn to another website.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||Just posted on youtube I||
Just posted on youtube I think
embed attempt below...
|2 years 46 weeks ago||We only schedule the||
We only schedule the non-conference games, and with the 3rd largest stadium in THE WORLD, I'd think that we would like to use it as much as possible.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||I don't know about this whole||
I don't know about this whole cleaning shop thing. I would think that might be more of an overreaction - head coaches are super busy as it is, he can't micromanage everything, and who's to say a new hire is gonna be better than someone who has been doing it for a while?
Obviously there are some issues with putting your faith in some things, but that's just a fact of life that you will need to at some point.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||is it roughing?||
I was curious about this and did a quick google search and came up with the following:
If contact is made with the plant foot before, during and after the kick and before the kicker establishes himself as a runner, that will always be a roughing the kicker. Or at least should be called that way by the referee.
even though the contact wasn't significant, it seems like it would still apply.
|3 years 18 weeks ago||Ask if he is planning on||
Ask if he is planning on wearing a block M baseball cap at the games as the coaches before him