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|1 week 7 hours ago||Finebaum is scurred||
PF seems to be obsessed with UM/Harbaugh lately, and I love it. He really comes off as a squirmy whiner in this one...he starts by saying it's not illegal then goes on to use the word "cheating" multiple times. Nothing will make me happier than watching his pencil neck come up with excuses when we steamroll an SEC team in the playoffs.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||I approve||
And I approve of this comment.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||I approve||
I approve of this comment.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Blocking?||
Don't mean to be Debbie Downer, but he was unblocked in >50% of these plays. Sneak peek at his performance against Rutgers?
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Just Friends||
It is never mentioned in these lists, but is highly underrated. Anna Faris' character is a top 10 villain.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Perry||
I put just as much blame on him for the pick-6 for needlessly running into the kicker (given hyper-sensitivities resulting from Iowa game issues) as the blocking on the actual pick-6 play. Lost ~20 yards due to a better second punt, and added to our D's fatigue (which is what ultimately killed us in this game).
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Scanning tickets at Michigan Stadium||
Best alternative for all involved parties is for Hoke to scan tickets at Michigan Stadium on Saturdays. He continues to partake in the history and tradition of the program, while flashing his lovable personality to the fan base and parents of potential recruits. Put him on the Main/Stadium entrance (opposite the students entrance).
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Brandon||
Brandon is jockeying to be governor of the state of Michigan. The long-term prospects of the football team don't even enter his psyche.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||This is garbage||
Posts like these are indicative if the state of our program. Devin Gardner is not a great college QB and Al Borges is not helping him play to the upper bounds of his limits (in fact, he's promoting performance well below his potential).
Best case scenario, we are at least 5 years from being past having to "feel bad" for players or "remember they are just kids." Al isn't going anywhere for at least a year, and even if he did, Devin isn't going to cut the mustard against our rivals. What's worse is that I have no faith that anyone on the staff is giving Morris an ounce of the attention he needs to develop and play at the college level.
Our program is pathetic and this post is an embarrassment to college athletics. Go watch your own kid's team if you want to feel bad for tired, sore or downtrodden kids. We need to get first downs and win football games.
|3 years 14 weeks ago||Playing time||
We should have used the NEB and MSU games to our advantage and highlighted his amount of playing time..."Da'shawn, you could be playing 50 minutes a week...a week! At bama, you won't even see 30 minutes a week in your junior year."
|3 years 15 weeks ago||He should get as long as it||
He should get as long as it takes to find someone better. Given our last two coaching searches, this could give him up to 5 years...but we should always be looking for something better.
|4 years 12 weeks ago||So will everyone else||
Guess who else will have his recruits once Borges does...Urban Meyer, Brian Kelly, Bill O'Brien, and Wisconsin's coaching staff will be more cohesive. Life doesn't get any easier.
|4 years 12 weeks ago||Not writing it off but||
I didn't write about that game because I was tired of typing. Was a great win, but was an anomaly. Which win felt like that one this year?...or will you make the excuse that we only played good teams on the road this year (and thus shouldn't be expected to win)? We are heading into stagnation, bud. Albeit a better place than 2008-2010, but we will have threads like this against every team that matters on the national stage.
|4 years 13 weeks ago||Truth||
Couldn't agree with you more...we are at best looking at Lloyd Carr II, 8-4 or 9-3 forever. I had more hope before Urban was hired but we will be outcoached by him, Dantonio, Wisconsin year after year. OSU and ND will get exponentially better by the game and we will be relegated to be an overhyped 3-loss team.
I wish Hoke and Co was our answer, but after 2 full years, we were never an expected/favored team in any game of note and we've never taken control of a game against a team if that caliber.
|4 years 15 weeks ago||Meh...not a fan||
I like adding the SEC opponent. Not a fan of anything else. If you subscribe to the 'non-conference games can enhance recruiting' theory (which seems to be growing in popularity), these games are not appealing. If you are looking to minimize risk of losing (which was popular in the 2000s), the schedule is nice.
As far as increasing anticipation/excitement/competition of the matchup, none of these opponents do it for me in 2012. In 2015/2016?...who knows.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||Settle down||
This site really needs to slow down on this kid...with this kind of air time, if he ends up anything less than Tebow, he will let you down. Let's focus on this year's Michigan team, or even next year's...if Morris is playing before 2014, then we have more significant problems than his presence will solve. He's mentioned every single day and people even post, re-post and triple-post his HS ID card...come on. It's embarrassing. If you need something to hope for, hope that Borges is building a team around him or laying the tracks for a system in which he can perform.
|4 years 49 weeks ago||Old ND||
These are all from an era when ND was respectable...these were a long time ago.
Last year they gave away their night game to USC...it was in a nicely wrapped package of turnovers.
|5 years 2 weeks ago||Strong preference for highlighter maize||
Really like the highlighter maize, particularly on the hoops team. Feel like it was a good way to compete for recruits attention while not offending the traditional fans. If kids like alternate unis, they have to love the bright maize.
|5 years 5 weeks ago||Little brother||
This is not what a little brother would do...at all. Ha! Unbelievable how true that nickname is.
|5 years 5 weeks ago||GF guessed it||
Just showed the tweet to my GF. She knows nothing about Michigan recruiting, but the first word out of her mouth was "Garnet." Then proceeded to tell me I don't get her enough jewelry.
Per Wikipedia: "The garnet (pronounced /ˈɡɑrnɨt/) group includes a group of minerals that have been used since the Bronze Age as gemstones and abrasives. The name "garnet" comes from 14th century Middle English word gernet meaning 'dark red'..."
|5 years 6 weeks ago||This one is interesting...||
I can't stand this purple faced asshat who singles out players and denies responsibility. However, an unbiased observer might have to agree with his point that "he" and "his recruits" are not responsible for the team's ailments this year...Lynch, Tuitt, Atkinson and Ishaq seem to be beasts that don't care about the pressure the typical ND student feels - which is the only reason I can think of for everyone else on that team turning the ball over in the red zone.
I think ND's alumni is the ultimate problem though, and the purple nurple won't have enough time to get his recruits in every position before getting the boot.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||Would love division reshuffle||
Keep Ohio game as season finale, but have both in same division (swap them with MSU). Winner goes to B1G championship - kind of like USA/Russia in '80.
You'll always have a marque name in the championship game, and loser (also marque name with fan following) will typically get BCS or Capital One bowl.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||Indiana-MSU||
That protected rivalry game just officially lost some swagger...
|5 years 8 weeks ago||Tramp stamp||
These "wings" remind me more of a tramp stamp on a stripper...
|5 years 10 weeks ago||Ahaha||
Didn't feel that long when writing it...
|5 years 10 weeks ago||Great question||
I am affiliated with both schools and have asked this same question, particularly since Jordan Payton seemingly flipped after watching UM beat ND UTL and following it by watching a horrible performance under the lights by ND against Stanford. South Bend is a dump; dilapited homes and violent crime riddle the surrounding area. The sun shines maybe 10 days a year. ND seems to be <20% female and those girls are, on average, less attractive than UM girls (although UM isn't necessarily a hot bed for pie). The only conclusions I can derive are as follows:
1. ND is the only thing within 90 miles. When you are on campus, it feels like the entire world revolves around you and the ND brand. Additionally, there are absolutely no distractions from football. Hockey and bball have performed well recently for them, but no one really cares. These sports actually take a back seat to intramurals and interhall football in the mind of the average student.
2. ND's campus is unique in its layout in that the buildings all follow the same architecture. The new hockey rink is in the same style as the main building built in the 1800s. I have no idea why this appeals to a high school junior other than it creates a sense of seclusion...you are somewhere far, far away and that place is pristine. Contrast to the character of UM's campus, which is a hodgepodge of different architectures across a couple sprawling campuses. It's less initimate, less cohesive. I don't think you love Michigan by walking around campus once, you do it over the years through your experiences.
3. NBC contract has to be a big part of it. Think of a kid from California. His parents can see 7-8 games without even having cable. How many Michigan games are shown in California on cable? Maybe 2?
4. ND sells hope. They have been selling the "return to glory" story for 20 years now. They paint a ficticious picture of "what could be"...high schoolers have great imaginations which aligns well with ND's brand.
Anyway, I don't think any of these things would entice me as football recruit - I'm just trying to make sense out of some of these kids' decisions.
|5 years 10 weeks ago||Shoulder stripes||
The shoulder stripes are awesome in my opinion. They go well with the winged helmet and give the impression of moving forward. Plus, I actually like that they align with Adidas logo (although the three stripes in the UTL unis do so more accurately).
|5 years 11 weeks ago||Eggnog||
I'm taking the night off of scotch...1 part eggnog, 2 parts brandy tonight. Feel fatter already.
|5 years 11 weeks ago||Baby Tebow||
Baby Tebow is cracking me up.
|5 years 11 weeks ago||I'm disagreeing with your point of schedule. Period.||
I will keep it short and direct because you get distracted. The schedule point is moot, and if anything, you will eat your own words in the future. I could very well be wrong on Sparty's schedule, because I don't follow it. The source I pulled could be incorrect, but your schedule will not be materially tougher than Michigan's, Mr. Charmin.
Yes, Michigan does not surprise anyone. They do no catch teams looking at weeks before or after their game.