Blue Mind and Heart
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|8 weeks 2 days ago||Two at Michigan||
A junior and a soph. The junior was deferred as an Engineer but later admitted along with a pre-admit to Ross. That seemed strange as pre-admit to Ross is extremely competitive. My daughter was admitted to LS&A early action.
There were some emotional swings with the deferral. In the end I was surprised how excited and overjoyed I found myself when he was finally admitted. I had to bite my tongue not to lobby too hard for Michigan and let him make the decision. Both love it, as I did.
I have a junior in high school up next and I am already slightly anxious for restarting the college application process.
Congrats to everyone who made it and best of luck to all where ever they go.
|49 weeks 3 days ago||Mats!||
Shiftless when I am Idle
|49 weeks 3 days ago||My List||
Replacements - Let It Be
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Liz Phair - Exile in Guyville
Beatles - Rubber Soul
Whiskeytown - Pnuemonia
Clash - London Calling
Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
off the top of my head
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Using a work of fiction||
As an example of a real world process...unusual.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Just not true||
Don Canham was a much bigger figure in college sport than Brandon ever was.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||I heard that too||
I was wondering if he was going to elaborate. The ball was snapped on the next play and the moment was lost.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||RR's culture at Michigan was to blame||
as you state Magnus, Robinson's failure stems more from RR's failures than his own shortcomings as a coach. The organizational focus on the offense and belief that a clever 3-3-5 system and an best-in-class S&C system would make give Mich a big edge on defense too would doom any D coach under RR. The 3-3-5 was never clearly understood by the coaching staff (and certianly not the players) and the S&C program fooled the staff into thinking they could do more with less.
|3 years 23 weeks ago||ATTENDANCE #s Reduced to 115,108 1/2||
cuz Eminem was half gone.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||I would cut Borges some slack||
He or Hoke made a comment before the first game on how they have been charting DR's completion % in practice and it had improved to around 70%. If this is accurate, then the scheme they had for the ND game makes much more sense and we can hopefully chalk it up to a bad day at the passing offense.
I walked away from that game thrilled but worried that Denards reads consist of him thinking he can flip a coin and keep coming up heads.
|5 years 23 weeks ago||and why wouldn't they play MSU under the lights?||
makes for good TV and isn't that the driver. Let's be realistic.
|5 years 23 weeks ago||Didn't like the jersey when they were announced||
But when the ran out of the tunnel, I didn't think they looked too bad on TV. After the kick-off, I was too into the game to really care. Would never buy one (sorry Dave B.) but in the end, it was a whole lot of MGOBLOG about nothing.
However, everytime they had a close-up of an ND player, I kept thinking, "Man ND's throwbacks are awful, esp the helmets."
|5 years 38 weeks ago||career stats vs a pitcher||
"going by the book" based on 7 at bats. Drives me crazy!!!
|5 years 38 weeks ago||The Killers - Directed by John Woo||
just don't get the dubbed version, which is done so poorly it distracts from the movie. The subtitled version is one of the best, most influential "shoot em up" movies ever.
|5 years 39 weeks ago||Tough life being a coach||
Doesn't matter what sport. I am not sure why anyone would want to do it. Besides being brutal personally if things don't go well, it is incredibly difficult on your family no matter how things are going.
|5 years 39 weeks ago||nice work M-Wolverine||
I never understood the Brandon Graham as evidence as that Barwis was a S&C god. What this board fell in love with was a bunch of YouTube videos of an intense sounding coach with a great coaching voice. So that made him out to be the guy who would produce lions where others would produce kittens. Never made sense and yet it didn't die off until the RR was finally shown the door. Actually lasted a few weeks longer until Barwis finally quit.
|5 years 39 weeks ago||11W - one quote stuck out||
Barwis was the highest paid S&C coach in the nation??
One of the least sensical and often repeated pro-RR arguements was that the AD did not give RR enough money to hire a quality staff causing his downfall. If true that Barwis was the highest paid S&C coach, maybe RR just didn't wisely allocate his resources.
I always felt that Barwis was a detriment to RR. Not because the was a poor coach. I believe he was a good coach. But RR (and many within the administration) believed that he would be a difference maker. Having Barwis would make up for other shortcomings and in the end RR did not effectively deal with those shortcomings. I believe even this board has now accepted that the "Barwis Advatage" was zero.
|5 years 39 weeks ago||a better explaination||
RR was simply in over his head. He just didn't understand what it took to run a major tradition-steeped program. His players sensed it, the administration sensed it, the ex-players sensed it and the recruits and their families sensed it. Too many of the quality ones stayed away.
Also I don't think Sabin was worried about the disadvatage of recruiting against a midwest coach at Michigan. Michigan was and is a better program so anyone at MSU will always have to work harder to level the field (excepting the past three years of course). Going to a program that has the advatages of Michigan and pays better made leaving MSU easy.
|5 years 40 weeks ago||nice work||
I am surprised at the life of the "Mich didn't pay enough for RR's assistants" pro-RR red herring. Funny how that wasn't considered an issue while Carr was a coach.
Silly that Brian gave it credence but I think that was during his late season/coaching search blue period. The tone here is far more rational, hopefully he continues to pull out of his funk.
|5 years 41 weeks ago||Best Comment in Months!||
Sums up my feeling completely
|5 years 41 weeks ago||The tone and momentum||
all seems so positive esp. compared to the last regime. Now Hoke just has to translate that into wins in the fall.
|5 years 45 weeks ago||entertaining read||
fun thesis and certainly not deserving of the nitpicking of most of the commenters. I get it and for yesterdays game, you are on to something.
|5 years 46 weeks ago||its more simple than that||
DB fired RR because RR did a horrible job of coaching while he was at The University of Michigan.
|5 years 46 weeks ago||Ockham's Razor||
favors that the main fault was with the head coach rather than the two different D coordinators.
|5 years 47 weeks ago||now this is a great post||
almost skipped it cuz I am lazy but well worth the read!
thanks for the effort
|5 years 47 weeks ago||the whining about the MSM||
Brian and the last of pro-RR's are upset that the media has been pro-Michigan and have given Hoke a honeymoon period. Yes, that strikes me as whining. It also strikes me as strange since one of the arguements for support of RR was that he lost the support of the MSM, hence wasn't given a fair chance. Enjoy the honeymoon period and understand it only lasts until the first loss. Or maybe first lawsuit.
|5 years 47 weeks ago||nice work Magnus||
I am sorry that Brian just can't seem to get over that fact that he said Hoke had zero chance of being the Michigan coach.
MGoBlog still remains a fantastic site but Brian's editorials post-OSU when he started to come to grip with the fact that RR was dead coach coaching, just come across as petulant.
|5 years 47 weeks ago||homesick & playing time||
I took two points from the original announcement
- he was homesick
- he looked around the field and felt that the new regime was going to emphasize a scheme that would require more speed/strength/athleticism than as a 1*/2* surprise recruit, he could provide. Since I am trying to be positive about the D in '11, I take this as another sign that we will be better, much better.
His new comments seem to reinforce this view. Probably more emphasis on the second point.
|5 years 47 weeks ago||3rd and Rod||
I will use that in the future but promise to footnote you
|5 years 47 weeks ago||a more interesting thread||
would be why RR failed?
besides the MGOBLOG stand-bys of
1) the freep
2) the lack of support for RR on internet and talk radio
3) and the new hot topic, Michigan was too cheap with assistants
what could it be?
Wait, now I see the reason for your fanatical devotion, with those impossible road blocks, only the offensive genius of RR could allow Michigan to outperform and win any football games.
|5 years 47 weeks ago||of course with a better coach||
who could win big 10 games at home, you would have thrilling moments more often, no?