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|23 weeks 3 days ago||pot, kettle||
Stapleton's remarks when Ron English got fired were darkly hilarious. There were some obvious similarities with what happened during the RichRod years at Michigan.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||Duke||
Follow-up: If you've ever wondered why Coach K and Duke get good press (out of proportion to their accomplishments, which *would* merit a lot of good press), check out the comments in this thread:
As disgusting as it may seem to some of us, Duke is America's Team to a segment of our population. I won't get into why that is. :)
|26 weeks 6 days ago||Coach K||
I posted a thread about the incident yesterday. One person negged my post *and* indirectly suggested that it was rooted in bitterness and envy. I wonder if s/he will join the discussion to scold us all.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||B1G||
"The B1G has benefitted from the same exact thing over the years. "
Really? Find me a year where they faced a 14 and 15 in the second round.
|29 weeks 6 days ago||ESPN||
I'm picturing ESPN's core audience glued to the TV and listening with rapt attention to all things Peyton.
If ESPN can get their audience to watch people playing cards, they can probably hold them to the TV for all things Peyton(!) / Kobe(!) / LeBron(!) for many hours.
It's their world; we just happen to live in it.
|30 weeks 3 days ago||leader, best, etc.||
"After same AWFUL years...it feels good to be the leader and the best again."
I agree that everything feels pretty good now, and I'm definitely drinking the Kool-Aid, but I'd suggest that you may be underestimating Harbaugh, unless you're _really_ old and you can remember the 1948 team.
If he ends up being our Saban, he'll have exceeded the accomplishments of every Michigan coach in the modern era. None of them were the leader/best (well, except for January 1998) unless you confine your scope to the Big Ten / Upper Midwest. They (RichRod and Brady excepted) were in the next tier (very good).
Aside: IMO Roy Williams doesn't belong in that list. With an abundance of talent at Kansas (where he ruled a crappy conference and got automatic #1 seeds every year) and North Carolina, the guy has underachieved more than he has overachieved (or "achieved").
|32 weeks 1 day ago||format||
Santa: Please reformat your post. Thx.
|33 weeks 2 days ago||"Swanny"||
After his playing days, Lynn Swann became the archetypal sideline reporter. I don't mean that in a good way.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||back then||
It looks a little crazy in retrospect, but back then plenty of people were tired of 8-9 win seasons with Top 5 talent (not to mention losing to a Pac Ten team or Notre Dame early in the season).
Yes, I'd willingly go back to that. Can't have everything .....
|1 year 45 weeks ago||purpose||
I have a serious question of my own (one I've asked here before):
What is the point of the original post? Unless MGoBlog is the *only* WWW site you visit, this story will be really hard to avoid. I saw it in several places this morning (local news, national news, at least one other spot). All this does is clutter up the board.
Thoughts, prayers ... yes, yes, of course. Must we state the obvious, OP?
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Howard Street||
Peckish Pig reminded me of another great place nearby, Badou (Senegalese):
|2 years 25 weeks ago||RR||
Give it time -- I'm sure at least a couple of posters will ride to the rescue (and disparage RichRod).
|2 years 25 weeks ago||getting it||
He gets it, but he seems to have a poor understanding of the MSU and OSU rivalries. If he just understood them better, we'd have winning records against those teams.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||what MGoBoard says||
Forget Hall. Last night we got proof that the spread won't work in the Big Ten.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||ability||
I'd guess that Hoke is really good at that (having dinner with recruits). I mean that as a compliment.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||Marcus!||
Right. Back then, Michigan didn't lose any games (actually true in '97) and throttled teams that tried to "spread things out" against them, like Syracuse. Remember how they held Donovan McNabb to negative rushing yards? They were TOUGH!
Until this picture leaves the collective memory of Michigan fans, Marcus Ray will continue to be remembered as one of the all-time greats, rather than a fringe NFL player (which is very impressive, but not commensurate with the praise he gets).
|2 years 43 weeks ago||turn-around||
In Brian's defense (I guess) it is pretty amazing how fickle some people have been about the coaching. The staff appears to be across-the-board awesome to them now. That doesn't square with most of the season.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||apology||
Why apologize? Extrapolating from earlier games wouldn't have been cause for optimism.
For the record, I'm at least 90% on-board with Brown Bear's post. I'd be closer to 100% if it weren't for the numerous debacles this season. I have a feeling coaching had something to do with what went on with Nebraska, Iowa, et al.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||one||
OP: "We should have a program where if you miss more than one home game you lose your season ticket priviliges."
Really? See any possible troubles with the implementation of that plan? Any?
|2 years 43 weeks ago||body of work||
Hopefully the people in charge will look at the whole season (as opposed to just the last game). I think we can safely assume that will happen.
Let's look at some other (*bad*) games:
Akron, UConn, Penn State, MSU, Nebraska, Iowa
There were too many embarrassing outings. I don't think it's reasonable to blame everything on "youth" and "Gardner." (I'd give both low percentages, in fact.)
|2 years 44 weeks ago||know||
All I know is that I'd like to see a pre-Madonna.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||9 to 3||
Right -- I'm pretty sure they returned eight or nine starters on offense in '08. If RichRod hadn't run off Mallet it would have been nine/ten.
Following your logic somewhat, Michigan won a national championship in Lloyd Carr's last game by beating the prior year's champ. Same team, right?
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Go south, old man.||
For different reasons, Les and Cam would be wise to spend the rest of their careers well south of the Mason-Dixon line.
In the case of Les, he has grown accustomed to a culture of cheating (at Okie State and now at LSU). (I realize there are degrees of cheating. I just think it's worse in the SEC.)
Cam is probably a good citizen, but his world view fits the Deep South better than it does the Upper Midwest. Think Bill McCartney (outside football, that is).
|2 years 44 weeks ago||thinking||
"I don't want to hear about how his offense at VaTech isn't performing well."
Nice. It's that type of thinking that will get Michigan to multi-year mediocrity faster. Get a Michigan Man in here STAT. Who gives a @#$% if he has any genuine talent?
|2 years 44 weeks ago||mirage||
Notre Dame was about at our level in '06 (very good, but not elite). Try to find a quality win here:
Just like UM, they got beaten pretty badly when playing upper-end teams at the end of the season.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||GP||
"Their current worldview is shaped by the presumption that Rich Rodriguez single-handedly ruined Michigan football."
Appears that we have one right here! :)
Barwis Effect, I would like to note that I *love* your avatar (seriously).
|2 years 44 weeks ago||'07||
I'm surprised no one mentioned this earlier. Someone at SI (Andy Staples, maybe) did an "alternate universe" column based on that game a few years ago.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||for sure||
Well done. That's one of the plays I'd have on the list, even though it's not Michigan. Still bothers me ...
|2 years 44 weeks ago||history||
"... ours and OSU fortunes would be flipped."
I doubt it very much. Most likely we would have been pounded just like OSU, if not worse.
Maybe we don't pounded. Maybe it's a close game. How does that have anything to do with the first two debacles of the following year?
Michigan's high ranking was based largely on beating an overrated ND team at the beginning of the year.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||EMU||
Yes, this is far beneath UMich:
How does it compare to CMU, WMU, and the rest of the conference? I don't know. Anyone?
I'm not sure why so many people are (seemingly) assuming that Ron's performance is at or above what one could expect for EMU's ceiling. It has to be one of the worst FBS jobs at baseline, but shouldn't they be able to do a _little_ better than they did the past five years?
You'd think that the 2-star and low 3-star run-off from Michigan (Metro Detroit, especially) and parts of Ohio would be enough for more than a handful of 4-4 conference seasons. I would, anyway. They can sell a piece of MACtion.