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|1 day 1 hour ago||KT||
KT is a big improvement.
|2 days 20 hours ago||Interesting veiled reference Reader71||
Frankly, not everyone in my own gym and dojo fully agree about training methods. Strength & conditioning is an evolving field. I enjoyed and learrned from the intelligent comments that people made in http://mgoblog.com/diaries/bigblueworld.
For example, one of those commentors suggested "Steal Shannon Turley from Stanford" a month before Jim Harbaugh tried to do just that! People who didn't read the discussion and just blurted out uninformed opinions missed the point.
Trying to make a convincing case beyond circumstantial evidence was hard. But I was able to draw attention to deficiencies with our former S&C coach. I don't regret that, being motivated by care and respect for the young men who entrusted their athletic career to the mediocre mentoring of the old regime. I'm happy with what I've learned about Kevin Tolbert. The future seems bright.
Here's a challenge for you, Reader71. Can you provide a link to a better MGoBlog discussion of strength and conditioning methods than we had in those three diaries?
Also, you were invited to make a thoughtful suggestion about how MGoBlog could constructively grow and attract a wider audience. Do you have anything positive to contribute?
|2 days 20 hours ago||Forced or inorganic would not be good||
Forced or inorganic would not be good, that's true. Evolving from a lively, open discussion of the possibilities, however, could be beneficial.
|2 days 23 hours ago||He's had a remarkable career||
His perseverance, focus and determination have seen him through a lot of ups and downs. I find a good lesson in that.
|3 days 2 hours ago||Thanks Don||
Way cool. You'll like what Doug Chadwick says at 29:00 to 29:17.
|3 days 3 hours ago||I'm happy with how MGoBlog||
I'm happy with how MGoBlog filters and correlates the news for me. I've got a pretty intense job and other things to do. Chasing twitters doesn't seem necessary or productive.
|3 days 3 hours ago||How many kids out of the hundreds||
How many kids out of the hundreds might be having second thoughts about where they want to go to school as decision time approaches? Probably a lot.
Then Harbaugh, Durkin, Mattison, Wheatley or one of our other ex-NFL coaches knock on their door with a better idea.
Boom! The light goes on.
|3 days 4 hours ago||Read a book called "The Wolverine Way"||
Read a book called "The Wolverine Way" by Douglass H. Chadwick, who was part of a research team monitoring wolverines in Glacier National Park. He describes how the wolverine is the ultimate wild and natural "badass". From his experience with how much they travel and how they interact, it would seem to be unfair to have a wolverine in captivity.
I get a kick out of that video showing a 35 lb. wolverine defending a carcass against a grizzly bear. Makes me that much more happy to be a Wolverine.
|3 days 5 hours ago||You're okay WinchesterWolverine||
I had to overcome struggles to graduate from the University of Michigan; and also worked in the Chrysler auto plant in the summer to pay my way. Never let anything rob your passion or steal your dream. You're not a Wal-Mart Wolverine. Don't listen to that. Listen to what's in your heart. You are a Wolverine.
Here's a really good suggestion. Take a University of Michigan online course. There's also a different curriculum at the U of M Dearborn campus. You can find a subject that is interesting.
When you complete that single online course, you will be a certified member of the University of Michigan academic community. Who knows, taking one course might lead to another course, then maybe another...
My cousin worked for years, and got her degree at the age of fifty. Maybe there is more to your feelings for the University of Michigan than just being a sports fan. Could this be a lighthouse beacon that's shining a light toward something you have yet to accomplish?
Thanks for posting your story. Go Blue!
|3 days 23 hours ago||Thanks||
So is Jim Harbaugh.
|5 days 9 hours ago||Be prepared Wool Vereen||
While MGoBlog does a good job of correlating information, the spelling bee freaks, grammar nazis and negative ninnies try to suck the fun out of this place. They do this under the pretext of trying to maintain some empyrean standard, but it's primarily an excuse for uptight people to bitch or act tough behind a keyboard.
There's people like Space Coyote, Magnus, Wolverine Devotee and numerous others who provide useful information and interesting perspectives. Slogging through the negativity is a chore, but I suppose that's what happens when you leave the door open and anyone can walk in.
I was never certain what a "quality control coach" did, and that article was informative.
|5 days 10 hours ago||Don, what if you would have said:||
"Interesting article. Thanks. We really don't have enough evidence to know how Jay will work out, but I agree he's hit the ground running."
But that wouldn't suit your agenda. You are very clever at taking part of a person's statement, giving it your own twist to mischaracterize what they actually said, and then dumping your bad attitude into our sports conversation.
I'm reading you like a book, Don. You've chased people out of your own life with that bad attitude. Now you're trying to chase people away from MGoBlog with your unhealthy negativity.
Give it a rest.
|5 days 11 hours ago||Don||
Your avatar reveals a preoccupation with death. Get outside. Lose the tension. Breathe.
|5 days 12 hours ago||Interesting article. Thanks.||
Some people just like to bitch. No worries W V.
|1 week 22 hours ago||Can it be?||
Jim not wearing khakis.
|1 week 22 hours ago||Godspeed Caris||
Get well soon.
|1 week 22 hours ago||Good work||
Good work Brian.
|1 week 23 hours ago||A good friend is former USC, seven year NFL pro||
He knows Lane Kiffin personally. Says he's a bright guy, good person, but he's quiet, not "explosive" enough to be a head coach.
|1 week 23 hours ago||That rocks!||
Thanks for the post.
|1 week 1 day ago||If a booster||
If a booster currently provides $500 a month, that kind of money can fly under the radar. Now you tack on another $416, and the kid starts getting a little loose with the "crazy money" (from a 19 year old's perspective). It would be more likely to attract attention.
|1 week 1 day ago||This is a big plus for the competitive position||
This is a big plus for the competitive position of Michigan athletics.
These decisions, four years and a stipend, are in Michigan's favor. Since we already honor four year scholarships, and presumably arent's distributing money under the table, this sets a higher standard for the schools we compete against on a national level. Even if other school's boosters are providing "incentives", the value of that is reduced relative to the expense money which the athletes will now receive legitimetly.
This is a significant improvement to level the playing field.
|1 week 1 day ago||Michigan person||
|1 week 1 day ago||If you don't like the question, don't click on it!||
Along with the knowledgeable people on this board, there's a lot of bitchiness and fear. Negative ninnies are sucking the fun out of this place. Glad I don't live in their shoes.
Steve Breaston, my five Elements are: Be myself and be complete in Body, Mind, Heart, Spirit, living in harmony with nature.
|1 week 1 day ago||Don||
You're avatar reveals a preoccupation with death.
Get outdoors. Lose the tension. Breathe.
|1 week 2 days ago||I agree Matbaugh||
Will our pro game coaches be able to translate their experience to college? That remains to be seen. It could be an advantage in recruiting.
Thanks for the perspective. Along with some very knowledgeable people on this board, there's a lot of bitchiness and fear. Glad I don't have to live in their shoes.
|1 week 2 days ago||Dave Brandon has pizza for breakfast||
Maybe if you ate more pizza you wouldn't be so grumpy.
|1 week 2 days ago||Fortunately||
I don't start threads for a living. Hahaha.
|1 week 2 days ago||This post was presented as a question for discussion||
This post was presented as a question for discussion, not as a verified statement of fact.
If some people are not smart enough to know the difference, or just want to be negative ninnies, well, it's a free country.
|1 week 2 days ago||Inviting intelligent discussion here.||
How do we stack up, in terms of ability and experience, against other teams?
Are we giving JH all the financial support he needs?
|1 week 3 days ago||hooray?||
HIP HOP HOORAY!