to play football, not to play trumpet
|6 days 8 hours ago||I don't know why you're||
I don't know why you're bringing up Dantonio when he has nothing to do with this. I also don't think writing an article like this is in tune with his personality.
|1 week 4 days ago||I assume that Brian has||
I assume that Brian has already procured the secrets to achieving Denard's speed and that Michigan will have good things in the future.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||In this situation I write my||
In this situation I write my post, then re-open mgoblog in another tab to see if someone else posted. If it's in the clear then i submit the post. Needless to say i've pretty much never posted.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Love the podcast - is there||
Love the podcast - is there any chance we could get timestamps for the separate sections in case we want to jump to one part? Thanks
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Still leaves you with 1 game||
Still leaves you with 1 game @ for every 8 years for each opponent in the non paired division. This reminds me of the explanation of the NFL schedule I was looking at earlier. Sounds good to me, I don't think there's a simple fix to the problem I noted earlier.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Not a player but where would||
Not a player but where would we be now if instead of getting Dave Brandon we got Jim Hackett back in the day
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Alternatively, Lewis is good||
Alternatively, Lewis is good enough for the NFL but he chooses to finish his degree first, in which case he is obviously the #1 CB.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||I seem to recall he wanted to||
I seem to recall he wanted to go to med school, does he go for the NFL if his chances are good? Med school is a huge time commitment in your life.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||I don't think it's possible||
I don't think it's possible for 2 loss Michigan to overtake 1 loss OSU and 1 loss MSU in the CFP rankings barring some act of God. The most likely chaos case is MSU drops 2 including 1 to OSU, Michigan beats OSU and then wins the head to head tiebreaker to get into the championship game to beat Iowa and create chaos
|14 weeks 3 days ago||He received scholarships from||
They updated the article. He received scholarship offers from other programs but is a PWO.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||There's some aspect of||
There's some aspect of context here. DL coach? Very good. Recruiter? Very good. I think Hoke's biggest weakness was not pulling in the assistant coaches that could properly develop the talent he was getting. We saw flashes of it with Mattison, Montgomery, and maybe Nussmeier, but outside of those guys, the development of the team just seemed very lacking.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||the last tiebreaker if all 3||
the last tiebreaker if all 3 are tied is the playoff rankings. Assuming 3 teams win out except for OSU>MSU and UM > OSU, michigan is a 2 loss team competing wiht 1 loss teams, we'd have to blow out OSU to be ranked above them.
The easier pathway is MSU finally drops a game to a lower big ten team as they have been on the verge of multiple weeks in addition to losing to OSU, while michigan beats OSU for the tiebreaker over them. Neither of which is easy, but it's possible.
Now to forget about this until it actually matters before the OSU game, assuming we can win out until then.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Thank you Seth. Now I will||
Thank you Seth. Now I will drink myself into oblivion and forget football exists for 1.5 weeks.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||I agree that we have some||
I agree that we have some good QBs on roster, but Harbaugh has always been big on competition making you better and earning the position. Hopefully if it does happen it will be just to bring out the best from everyone.
I kind of doubt it though as Harbaugh seems to not like picking up guys who have had a lot of past injuries.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||are you in central time? 7||
are you in central time? 7 PM eastern so 6 pm central?
|16 weeks 8 hours ago||a large part of why we were in the game were his||
a large part of why we were in the game were his punts. everyone had a shot to win it for us, one more score on offense, one more stop on defense, refs not calling bullshit penalties. just because his was the last one does not mean it was all on him
|16 weeks 23 hours ago||o Neil kept us in this game||
o Neil kept us in this game despite the shitty ref calls and failure of the offense to capitalize on openings. I do not put this on him, and anyone wishing ill will on him is a shitty human being
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Pro Football Focus: How We||
Apparently they have a bunch of analysts do it fwiw.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||It was mentioned that there||
It was mentioned that there were nerves at the end of the game about the yardage, but I was concerned about the shutout streak when they were kicking the field goal.
*edit* nevermind they touched upon it when they were talking about the game in more detail.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||NCAA Division I – An athlete||
– An athlete must not have participated in more than three contests or 30 percent of their season schedule (whichever is greater) and not after the halfway point of the season (based on the number of contests rather than a particular date).
Maybe they're looking into if there's any precedent for getting another year. I'm sure they could appeal, but at least based on the rule it doesn't seem it is possible.
|18 weeks 5 days ago||Also, not sure if it's||
Also, not sure if it's intentional, but there's no maryland or rutgers blogs linked :P
|18 weeks 6 days ago||My favorite part of the Smith||
My favorite part of the Smith run aside from learning he has teleportation abilities was that when he threw #15, he tripped up the next guy coming to try to tackle.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||eh I normally liked the "This||
eh I normally liked the "This is an optimistic view towards the outcome of the game" and "This is a pessimistic view towards the game" that this provided to help frame my expectations both going into the game and for the result. Kind of meh that both predicted the same thing but I'm not holding it against you, just predicting what you thinki shappening.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Apparently you just need to||
Apparently you just need to give him a couple years
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Jesus that first Alabama||
Jesus that first Alabama comment... Brutal...
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Wisconsin with red offensive||
Wisconsin with red offensive rushing yards?
*edit* not just red but the worst?
|20 weeks 6 days ago||Check hotel cancellation||
Check hotel cancellation policy, most of the time it's day before, but sometimes they'll have something different. Usually it's safe to book it and cancel if you don't need it though.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||Reasons to look stupid on||
Reasons to look stupid on Sunday? Isn't the game Saturday?? Am I in an alternate universe? Harbaugh??
|21 weeks 4 days ago||You missed that he also||
You missed that he also intercepts 2 balls to make up for 2 of the interceptions from last game.
|23 weeks 5 days ago||I somehow feel like I know||
I somehow feel like I know less than before I read this.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||uh.. this feels sorta||
uh.. this feels sorta scammish. I believe Indiegogo will collect money regardless of whether the project is sufficiently funded, unlike kickstarter which only collects money if it reaches complete funding.
I hope they're planning to do something smaller scale if they don't get the money but it sounds pretty sketchy to me.
|30 weeks 4 days ago||Got mine today in the||
Got mine today in the chicagoland area
|34 weeks 4 days ago||Noticed this on the site: We||
Noticed this on the site:
|37 weeks 3 days ago||Software engineering (I||
Software engineering (I assume computer science) and football sounds like it would be a ridiculous schedule to deal with.
|39 weeks 5 days ago||Probably not very helpful||
Probably not very helpful but
1. Parents drove me to do well.
2. my friends were all of the nerdy etc type and all did well so some aspect of maintaining a standard
3. Pride - I had always done well in the past and I didn't want to face the situation where that was no longer the case.
There are resources to help you succeed whether it be peer tutoring, or talking toteachers after class for help or online resources, it's just a matter of having the motivation and drive to tap into those resources.
|40 weeks 5 days ago||I think there were also some||
I think there were also some comments that the players didn't like the turf inthe stadium. Not sure if that's a factor.
|40 weeks 6 days ago||There are some big rivalries||
There are some big rivalries in esports already. I mainly follow League of Legends so in north america the big ones are Cloud9/Team Solomid and Counterlogic Gaming/Team Solomid.
|40 weeks 6 days ago||Also,there are a lot of pro||
Also,there are a lot of pro gamers who were athletes that had some injury or medical problem and switched their competitive edge from sports to video games.
|42 weeks 3 days ago||So maybe it's just me, but 9||
So maybe it's just me, but 9 camps on CONSECUTIVE days in different states? That is intense.
|44 weeks 9 hours ago||I play pretty often was gold last season but||
I play pretty often was gold last season but mostly doing aram or normals
|44 weeks 22 hours ago||the scholarships are not full scholarships for||
the scholarships are not full scholarships for league and you spend a lot of money on a sub par education. better to go to a good school and join the league club there
|44 weeks 1 day ago||it's a video game tournament for the most popular||
it's a video game tournament for the most popular moba video game. while rmu gives scholarships umich has many well known players including the legendary Ryan Choi
|44 weeks 3 days ago||100% agree with the play and||
100% agree with the play and the concern. I really thought Devin deserved that one though.
|44 weeks 4 days ago||Drevno said he didn't have||
|44 weeks 4 days ago||Drevno said he didn't have||
Drevno said he didn't have first pick and Peppers was reported as first pick and is on maize... so from that Drevno should be blue maybe
|44 weeks 4 days ago||I was under the impression||
I was under the impression that they wanted to get their spring practices done ASAP so that they would havesome understanding of hte new system and have more time in the summer to get ready for fall football.
|46 weeks 4 days ago||Michigan's Next QB could be a||
Michigan's Next QB could be a reality show at this point.
|46 weeks 4 days ago||Malzone best onthe||
Malzone best onthe move
Speight best with dropback passes,
Morris best arm, good at bubble screens.
Morris has issues with accuracy, and is sometimes overconfident in his ability to make a tough pass. Also he doesn't take off some of the heat, and doesn't really help his receivers with easier passes.
still listening, but at work so might not add more til later.
|48 weeks 6 days ago||What do the front 7 look like||
What do the front 7 look like in the 3-4 if we run it? Durkin was talking about having the personnel to switch between 4-3 and 3-4.
|51 weeks 3 days ago||I was curious and did a quick||
I was curious and did a quick google search and came up with the following link:
|51 weeks 3 days ago||I think home advantage is||
I think home advantage is typically 3 points.
|51 weeks 3 days ago||Karan Higdon||
These stories on Karan Higdon are really cool. It's nice to see how he has so much drive on and off the field. The story of him even making it up to Michigan despite that snowstorm is really something. I'm excited to see him compete and succeed at Michigan.
|1 year 2 days ago||It's more efficient for||
It's more efficient for communication.
|1 year 1 week ago||That may be true, but||
That may be true, but Mattison would know exactly what his grades were, so I'm sure he would give an honest assessment if pressed. If he really indicated he couldn't get in without football, I wouldn'tbe surprised. Mattison would also have his standardized test scores too so I'd expect he would have the full picture.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Did Maryland beat Michigan on||
Did Maryland beat Michigan on saturday, or did Michigan beat itself?
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Even if it was demanded, I'd||
Even if it was demanded, I'd think we would still need to talk about it.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||rumors are that he was giving some attitude in||
rumors are that he was giving some attitude in practice
|1 year 18 weeks 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.
|1 year 21 weeks 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.
|1 year 25 weeks 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.
|1 year 29 weeks 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.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||although if shane/speight||
although if shane/speight don't play they get redshirts this year
|1 year 45 weeks 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.
|1 year 45 weeks 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.
|2 years 3 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...
|2 years 3 weeks ago||The first that comes to mind||
The first that comes to mind for me is Kyle Kalis
|2 years 3 weeks 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.
|2 years 3 weeks 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
|2 years 4 weeks 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!
|2 years 8 weeks 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.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Thanks for including this, I||
Thanks for including this, I forgot to add it in the original post.
|2 years 8 weeks 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?
|2 years 9 weeks ago||FYI: the link for the all b1g||
FYI: the link for the all b1g team isn't right.
|2 years 9 weeks 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.
|2 years 9 weeks 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.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||did the double pass play not||
did the double pass play not fall into this area?
|2 years 9 weeks 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.
|2 years 9 weeks 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!
|2 years 9 weeks ago||wow that shot of the||
wow that shot of the reflection of the M from Michigan in brady's sunglasses is pretty awesome
|2 years 9 weeks 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.
|2 years 10 weeks 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"
|2 years 10 weeks ago||Low expectations will lead to||
Low expectations will lead to unexpected happiness?
yay for chrono trigger?
|2 years 10 weeks ago||no that's stupid||
no that's stupid
|2 years 10 weeks ago||There is an article onJohn||
There is an article onJohn Harbaugh's schedule that ESPN did recently.
|2 years 10 weeks 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.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||needs more significant||
needs more significant figures
also notable is that most michigan fans have been driven insane.
|2 years 10 weeks 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.
|2 years 10 weeks 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.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||Even the Buckeyes are buying||
Even the Buckeyes are buying Michigan jerseys in Ohio! Hoke and DB are amazing!
|2 years 10 weeks ago||you know, I think this||
you know, I think this actually might be an insult for Greg Robinson...
|2 years 10 weeks ago||"Michigan's offense was||
"Michigan's offense was subpar"
Is there a way this can be nominated for understatement of the year?
|2 years 10 weeks 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.
|2 years 10 weeks 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.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||section 40 row 34||
section 40 row 34
|2 years 10 weeks 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............
|2 years 10 weeks 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.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||I feel like I remember having||
I feel like I remember having these feelings before
|2 years 11 weeks ago||http://www.youtube.com/watch?|
|2 years 11 weeks 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
|2 years 11 weeks ago||Could I request the field||
Could I request the field goal fire drill at half speed? That is a lot to process
|2 years 11 weeks 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.
|2 years 11 weeks 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.
|2 years 11 weeks 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.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||Hayes good upgrade in pass protection. not Vincent||
Hayes good upgrade in pass protection. not Vincent Smith but held up well IMO
|2 years 12 weeks 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.
|2 years 12 weeks 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.
|2 years 12 weeks 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
|2 years 12 weeks 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.
|2 years 12 weeks 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.
|2 years 12 weeks 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.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||The real question is if the||
The real question is if the appreciation of said accounts exceeds inflation
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Use ctrl+R after your F5 key||
Use ctrl+R after your F5 key breaks
|2 years 12 weeks 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.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||We need to include Ace and||
We need to include Ace and those crystal ball rankings!
|2 years 12 weeks 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.
|2 years 12 weeks 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.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||8-4 regular season and lost||
8-4 regular season and lost the bowl game
|2 years 12 weeks 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
|2 years 12 weeks 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?
|2 years 13 weeks 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.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Same here no google docs||
Same here no google docs access at work - I'll fill it out this evening.
|2 years 13 weeks 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.
|2 years 13 weeks 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.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||I actually don't think I've||
I actually don't think I've received mine yet...
|2 years 13 weeks 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
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Maybe he has been reading||
Maybe he has been reading this board recently...
|2 years 13 weeks 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.
|2 years 14 weeks 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
|2 years 14 weeks 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
|2 years 14 weeks 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.
|2 years 14 weeks 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.
|2 years 14 weeks 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
|2 years 14 weeks 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.
|2 years 15 weeks 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?
|2 years 15 weeks ago||excel plots - the engineer in||
excel plots - the engineer in me approves
|2 years 15 weeks ago||yes to event before||
yes to event before northwestern. Just got my tickets in the mail!
|2 years 15 weeks 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."
|2 years 15 weeks 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.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||already on the front||
already on the front page
|2 years 16 weeks 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.
|2 years 16 weeks 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...
|2 years 16 weeks 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!
|2 years 16 weeks 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?
|2 years 17 weeks ago||noooooooooo get well soon||
noooooooooo get well soon peewee
|2 years 17 weeks ago||Isn't this james ross? the LB||
Isn't this james ross? the LB
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Michigan 38 Minn 0 Michigan||
Michigan 38 Minn 0
Michigan gets their annual shutout.
|2 years 19 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
|2 years 21 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.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Definitely a good cause in my||
Definitely a good cause in my mind, especially after all these years.
|2 years 21 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.
|2 years 21 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.
|2 years 23 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
|2 years 24 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
|2 years 26 weeks ago||surprised nobody mentioned||
surprised nobody mentioned NPH or Darren Criss. Couldn't find a good one of criss.
|2 years 32 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?
|2 years 33 weeks ago||xbox one? more like xbox180||
xbox one? more like xbox180
|2 years 33 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.
|2 years 34 weeks ago||There must be one from the||
There must be one from the many times Lewan held off Clowney
|2 years 35 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.
|2 years 38 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.
|2 years 40 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.
|2 years 42 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.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||Woo tickets renewed! Also||
Woo tickets renewed! Also grabbed a couple for the Northwestern game
|2 years 42 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
|2 years 42 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.
|2 years 42 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.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||What I got from this is that||
What I got from this is that we are recruiting the sun.
|2 years 48 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)
|2 years 49 weeks ago||I vote based on the size of||
I vote based on the size of their.... wikipedia pages.
|2 years 49 weeks ago||Wasn't Koger coming back as a||
Wasn't Koger coming back as a football analyst? Maybe that's his spot
|2 years 50 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."
|3 years 5 hours 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.
|3 years 9 hours ago||Anyone know when they are||
Anyone know when they are going to start selling tickets for this?
|3 years 2 weeks ago||or an actual receiver||
or an actual receiver
|3 years 3 weeks ago||in all seriousness, DB seems||
in all seriousness, DB seems to be doing pretty well with coaching hires so far.
|3 years 4 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).
|3 years 4 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?
|3 years 5 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.
|3 years 5 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)
|3 years 5 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.
|3 years 5 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.
|3 years 5 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.
|3 years 5 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.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||FWIW, someone asked Fitz when||
FWIW, someone asked Fitz when he would get his boot off and he said in 2 weeks.
|3 years 5 weeks ago||Double plus for that last||
Double plus for that last point. That hit was brutal
|3 years 5 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
|3 years 7 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.
|3 years 7 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.
|3 years 7 weeks ago||I ninja edited it in later||
I ninja edited it in later i'll take minnesota
|3 years 7 weeks ago||agent314... never played||
agent314... never played online before though, so don't expect much. I'll take minnesota
|3 years 7 weeks ago||Per the ESPN article,||
Per the ESPN article, Norfleet played corner soph and junior years in HS
|3 years 7 weeks ago||Relevant xkcd|
|3 years 8 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.
|3 years 8 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.
|3 years 8 weeks ago||Worst 28 point win ever!||
Worst 28 point win ever! Grumble grumble... /s
|3 years 8 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 :(
|3 years 8 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.
|3 years 8 weeks ago||How lucky was Michigan's team||
How "lucky" was Michigan's team last year?
|3 years 8 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.
|3 years 9 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!