I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
- Member for
- 4 years 41 weeks
- View recent blog entries
- Karma value
|5 days 11 hours ago||Wow||
Pretty incredible run by Gallon for his career. He is easily the most game-breaking WR I've seen at U-M since Manningham.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Not a tough pattern||
Hypothesis: He is an excellent college coach, and a better coach than recruiter.
Guys like Ron Zook can get four stars to come to places like Illinois, but let's be real, Michigan State is not an elite destination for college prospects. Saban is no Ron Zook, but when he gets a leg up in recruiting by being at a legendary college program (Alabama) or a school which has an entire state to itself while surrounded by prospect-rich states (Louisiana), he is golden.
It's not some conspiracy about the SEC, it's that it's a hell of a lot easier to convince a four-star recruit from the South to sign at Alabama than at Michigan State. Once he has those kids, Saban delivers on the field.
If Saban were at USC, I strongly believe he would be delivering stellar results. Do you?
As for the NFL, it is possible that Saban's reputed authoritarian style did not go over well with NFL veterans (as opposed to young college students at Saban's mercy with respect to scholarships and discipline). Spurrier, Carroll, and many other good college coaches who were mediocre in the NFL come to mind as coaches whose styles just didn't work in the pros.
Saban is a good coach. Mystery solved.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||I dunno||
The OHIO Bobcats did better against us than the Ohio Buckeyes. That's why their name gets to be in caps.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||Don't feed the troll||
Mike Hart is a Michigan legend and was the heart of the program while he was here. No need to argue about that with this clown.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||As I recall||
something like $1400 for a 2 bedroom.
I split my room with a friend, though, so my rent was ~ $360.
Heating is included, which is really nice.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Affordable, Convenient, but No-frills||
829 Tappan, it's on the same street as the Tri-Delt house. The apartments on the 3rd floor are very spacious, though Zaragon they are not. You can fit 2-4 in the two bedrooms.
I got into a lease in January, a few years back another friend got one there in August (not recommended).
If you want a fancy place definitely look elsewhere, but the convenience of location really can't be beat if you're in LSA.
Good luck to you!
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Intro to Political Theory?||
Hmm Locke's Second Treatise must have undergone some revision since I was in that class.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||I see||
fair enough. Haha that was nice of you to change it back, but my only dismay was that Dash was no longer maize-and-blue; the new one looks fine too if Michigan-ification is pending.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Nooo||
what happened to maize-and-blue Rainbow Dash?
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Haha|
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Good centers||
are exceedingly rare. Also, I think Durant could barely bench 180 or something; some controversy about his upper body strength.
Just goes to show, you always go for the best player on the board (Jordan/Durant) over the position you're supposed to pick (Bowie/Oden).
|1 year 51 weeks ago||I was going to respond to this||
but then I decided to do what RichRod should have done:
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Recruiting Wars||
are an ugly business on message boards. You'd be surprised. There was a thread a few days ago saying Meyer had made up ground with Brionte and there was definitely a fair amount of negativity.
Frankly, seems weird to try to pass judgment on an 18 year old kid trying to decide where to go to college.
No matter where he ends up, I think we should all have no hard feelings. He'll be doing what he thinks is best for him and his family; can't blame a kid for that.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||so what you're saying is...||
IT'S IN THE GAME
|1 year 51 weeks ago||My One Problem With Three And Out||
RR was treated badly here, no doubt. A lot of so-called Michigan Men should be ashamed of themselves. BUT, Bacon REALLY glosses over the defensive woes and general incompetence surrounding the program under RR.
Stuff like having 2 kids play with the same jersey number in a game and eat a penalty... I've never seen that penalty in any other game in at least 5 years. Vast numbers of lost fumbles, special teams catastrophes, inability to make kicks, joking about Lombardi being unable to fix the defense, joking about parking lot tryouts for the kicking job... these are not the signs of a well-run program.
At the end of the day, reputed backdoor sniping by Carr, English, et. al. would be silenced in an instant with a winning record in the Big Ten or a win over MSU or OSU.
What kind of support were Lloyd Carr or the Michigan community supposed to offer that would help players tackle better? Or help RR not bottlekneck his coordinators into running 3-3-5? Would a warm press conference with Braylon Edwards have made our secondary stop giving up 50 yard plays every other game? He had his own chances to shut up his critics, and didn't.
At the end of the day, the anti-RR faction was not calling the defensive plays nor were they coaching special teams.
Wish him the best in AZ, but I'm getting tired of the "if-only-Michigan-folks-had-liked-RR-we-would-have-won-more-games" meme. It honestly is incomprehensible to me.
|2 years 2 days ago||If Alabama wins||
they are 1-1 against LSU, with LSU winning against them at home and AL winning against LSU at a neutral site. With a stronger strength of schedule and more convincing record against 'Bama, I think it's very reasonable to put LSU first regardless of the outcome of the NCG.
This is why the rematch was a colossal fail on the part of voters.
|2 years 2 days ago||I agree with you, but speaking about non-M fans||
Historically, yes, but in talking to non-Michigan fans about the current team the general perception is that it's the Denard Robinson show with some defense to boot now. No one is expecting us to win a championship or dominate top teams like OSU just did to OU, but they do expect lots of points and excitement.
Given a little more sustained success our reputation may edge back to "Celtics/Lakers" territory, but for now, we're that team that scores lots of points and isn't totally consistent but is fun as hell to watch.
Under The Lights and the OSU games, our most watched of the year, were way more Phoenix Suns (circa 2007, I should say) than Boston Celtics.
|2 years 2 days ago||Disagree||
The reason why I will tune in to a Texas/LSU/USC game is not because I have hatred towards any of those institutions, but because I feel that they are stalwart and reliable programs with lots of playmakers that will produce good games.
Similarly, Michigan is a brand name and people will watch in large part because of our history and because they expect us to produce a good football game. I was interviewing for jobs in early October and nearly every interview ended with "by the way, I saw that Under The Lights game on ABC, you guys play some very exciting football."
We aren't the Yankees, we're more like the Phoenix Suns. People watch because they expect to be entertained.
|2 years 3 days ago||Never mind||
3 loss Oklahoma definitely drops below us.
|2 years 3 days ago||Wrong||
Beating WVU = winning a BCS game. When was the last time Michigan as a program managed to do that? That is a win. This is no regular season game; a win over anyone (including Houston) in a BCS game would be huge.
|2 years 3 days ago||Oregon, Alabama, Arkansas -- check||
If LSU loses to Georgia, who was the resume to go above them? I was under the impression they were locked into #1.
|2 years 3 days ago||Really?||
I feel like you came straight out of a Bucknuts thread. Taunting undergrads is pretty weak.
Congrats to Keenum on his career. Didn't end the way he wanted, but he had a run few could even dream of.
|2 years 3 days ago||Somewhat relevant-- BCS Scenarios||
Let's assume for a moment Houston drops below us in the polls. That leaves two possibilties:
A) LSU beats Georgia and we're in to the Sugar Bowl because only 2 teams from a conference can be in BCS bowls. (WE'RE IN!)
B) Georgia beats LSU (?)
My question is this: If GA beats LSU and is automatically into the Sugar Bowl and LSU presumably is still in the title game, if OSU is launched by voters to the #2 spot, does that mean that Alabama is locked out of the BCS bowls and we constructively get bumped up a spot?
|2 years 3 days ago||Interesting||
In your scenario we would play Alabama twice in six months.
|2 years 3 days ago||"Colt Brennan Effect"||
Case Keenum's stats are sublime and he has some Heisman buzz and reasonably high name recognition among CFB fans.
In some way similar to Colt Brennan's Hawaii team making it to the 2007 Sugar Bowl: a record-breaking quarterback froma non-AQ conference often can propel his team higher in the rankings than they deserve to be
|2 years 4 days ago||Didn't see||
Brian or anyone else mentioning Arizona's AD confirming this. This moves RR's desire to play Michigan from the land of rumor to land of fact, IMO.
|2 years 5 days ago||The rumors||
regarding him and Moeller are pretty distasteful. Dave Brandon mentioned "over his dead body" would Miles be coach, according to 3 and Out, so it seems that he did something in his time at Michigan to make an enemy out of a lot more folks than just Lloyd Carr.
Also, shame on you for calling Lloyd Carr an arrogant prick. You have no idea what Carr has done for this program.
|2 years 5 days ago||-_-||
"I assumed the arrest meant he was guilty" really eliminates the need for a justice system.
This thread is a pretty grim commentary on our society, IMO.
|2 years 5 days ago||Well||
His stock had taken a hit after last year's debacle. It wasn't really the defense's fault that they had a losing season, but a sinking tide lowers all boats.
There were grumblings that his "head-coach-in-waiting" status was in danger regardless of Mack's future, so he probably felt it was prudent to take a solid HC gig while his stock was still high.
|2 years 5 days ago||Whoa||
Not many high-level coaches on the board for Texas to choose from.
Maybe poach Gus Malzahan?