...says Denzel Valentine of Big Ten Tourney favorite MSU, which is 5-7 in its last 12 games. Cumong, man.
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|2 weeks 1 hour ago||Yet strangely, in many cases||
Yet strangely, in many cases one has to be married to not have sex.
|2 weeks 1 hour ago||This guy has "future head||
This guy has "future head coach" written all over him (hopefully ours after a gracious handing of the reins from a highly successful Hoke after several legendary seasons).
|2 weeks 1 day ago||So what kind of record for||
So what kind of record for the upcoming season vindicates Hoke's Hail Mary?
Nice article. I enjoyed it.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||So, is it BASICALLY Ryan is||
So, is it BASICALLY Ryan is our most talented guy on D, and Matteson is setting JMFR to be the high-profile poster child Brian Urlacher stud of the D, with other players absorbing blocks and freeing J to kick ass?
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I'll worry about Harbaugh's||
I'll worry about Harbaugh's availability when he becomes available.
This is Hoke's team.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Does that mean those who||
Does that mean those who feed trolls are masochists?
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Big, tough, and strong, so||
Big, tough, and strong, so it's easy to forget these are just kids.
Really, really, really, hope his father pulls through and is able to watch his son continue to grow up.
Heart goes out to him
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Zero chance here. If he wins,||
Zero chance here.
If he wins, he goes to MSU.
If his parents win, he goes out of state.
Either way, outside looking in. Which is okay, if he doesn't want to come here.
I hope he goes wherever's best for him.
|9 weeks 1 hour ago||Is this streamed anywhere? My||
Is this streamed anywhere? My sat box died!
|9 weeks 3 hours ago||I'd prefer it to be Hoke's||
I'd prefer it to be Hoke's call, because that would mean hopefully Hoke has the sense not to interfere with how Nmeier runs the offense.
But a close second is for it to have been DB's order, because that would mean hopefully Hoke has the sense of fear not to interfere with how Nmeier runs the offense.
|9 weeks 3 hours ago||Let's see if Meyer rebuilds||
Let's see if Meyer rebuilds or reloads before we get too excited.
|9 weeks 3 hours ago||Is this streamed anywhere? My||
Is this streamed anywhere? My satellite hookup just died!
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Historically, how has NMeier||
Historically, how has NMeier fared against UMeyer?
Great f'ing hire.
Does this foretell any recruiting flip(back)s?
|9 weeks 1 day ago||All things being equal, I||
All things being equal, I hope we get an OC that gives us some recruiting connections into SEC-land.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Oh, and our OT situation is||
Oh, and our OT situation is the massive fly in the ointment.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||I wish there was more to it||
I wish there was more to it than that, but the fact is until Hoke proves he can win those games, smart money is that that the trend continues.
But who knows? There are reasons for optimism, and a couple subtle changes on a team can have a dramatic ripple effect.
Bottom line: if I had to bet the house, I'd agree with Don.
I just wouldn't be too keen on betting the house.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Hoke a racist? Obvious||
Hoke a racist?
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Juiceman is obvious troll.||
Juiceman is obvious troll. Probably MSU or OSU.
Which means you probably are, too.
Enough real stuff that we can see on the field to have to listen to this level of conjecture.
I name you SABOTEUR!!!!
|10 weeks 4 days ago||I kinda wish this year the||
I kinda wish this year the practices were televised and the games themselves were not.
From what I hear, it would mean .i could have watched some good quality Michigan football this year that way.
Despite that, i'm hopeful for next year. I'm too tired to remember why, however.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Jesus is a Cardinal?||
Jesus is a Cardinal?
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Good bye, good riddance 2013.||
Good bye, good riddance 2013.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Michigan 15, KS 9. Book it.||
Michigan 15, KS 9.
|11 weeks 17 min ago||Harbaugh Boys Miss Super Bowl While Attempting to Solve Mystery||
|12 weeks 2 days ago||I'd like to hear what effect||
I'd like to hear what effect they think the state of the B1G has in terms of the ability to recruit effectively out-of-state.
I know he'd say something about winning the B1G being more important than a NC (coughcough), but I think if the question was worded in terms of out of state recruiting (and losing out to recently higher profile conferences), it would be a little harder to dodge.
I really think Delaney gets WAAAAY too much of a pass for poor management of the B1G.
The revelation that Texas almost joined the PAC until DisnESPNy threw major bucks at them to keep Texas off of Fox's PAC broadcasts. And we get Rutgers and Maryland. Not that they're not welcome, but they sure felt like addition for addition's sake.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Winning the bowl game is||
Winning the bowl game is important due to the prestige factor. A close second is to be competitive in a loss.
If there is a silver lining to losing Devin for this game, and I'm stretching here to consider this a silver lining, it is that if we lose the bowl game, we can vaildly attribute it to starting a freshman QB in his very first game (well... very first start).
Shane would be awful, but if he has the mental toughness, the experience could be priceless for him.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Really, with such full||
Really, with such full frontal nudity, I would have expected a NSFW warning.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah, we dodged a real bullet||
Yeah, we dodged a real bullet with that one.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||I agree with this. I find it||
I agree with this. I find it making it VERY difficult for me to predict who is going where, which teams will likely be successful, and which coaches deserve to be let go for exactly these reasons.
When Boise State can regularly enter the NC debate, then conventional powerhouses mean less and less. The talent is spread out, and being a big fish in a little pond becomes arguably more attractive than being a mediocre fish in a big pond.
The exceptions, though, are maddening: primarily SEC (especially Bama obviously) based. I think that suggests either (1) systematic cheating or relaxed standards of such a degree as to absurdly disrupt competitive balance; and/or (2) success of a conference as a whole has become a necessary prerequisite for success of any individual team.
Even Urban Meyer, with his impressive win streak, finds himself on the outside looking in as a result of this. His record in the SEC means even after a late loss, he's still on the list. Maybe not number two, but close enough for a possible invite to a playoff. In the B1G... maybe, maybe not.
Texas is like us in that regard. Maybe worse. Big XII I think has less cache than B1G (though with Longhorn Network, Texas has the ability to self-aggrandize more than the Big XII alone... But this only gets you so far - like ND, which got the invite to the NC, but clearly lacked the TALENT and hence recruiting prowess that a competitive division provides). I do not foresee significant improvement with whomever Texas chooses (with satanic exception) for those reasons.
Mack Brown is Texas' Llloyd Carr. I think they'll have similar drama with his stepping down.
The introduction of the expanded playoffs might change ALL of this, but I'll believe it when I see it.
I still think that NOW, unlike the past, the strength of the conference is of comparable importance to the strength of any individual program in terms of recruitment.
The strong get stronger.
In that regard, we should b quicker to raise pitchforks against Delaney than either Brandon or Hoke. And we should be pulling for big B1G success in the bowls.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||At the risk of throwing a lit||
At the risk of throwing a lit match in your room of knee deep kerosene, it would hypothetically reunite him with Gerg.
And if they were successful, look out!
And if they were to be SECcessful, hell..
Well, imagine an eyelash the size of a Buick wrapped in barbed wire and coated in sulphuric acid.
I reckon it would feel like that.
Would make for interesting drama though.
More to the point, it would have been fascnating to see what Rod would have done if he had a firm "hands-off" policy imposed on him against a hand picked DC. The Texas AD, hypothetically speaking, would have more than enough clout to impose such a restriction on Rod and still be an attractive landing spot for him.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Once we're very, very, very,||
Once we're very, very, very, good again, I wouldn't mind to see us do something different with the uniforms, even, gasp, the helmets, on very special occassions.
Once we're very, very, very, good again, that is.