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|1 week 6 days ago||Love the info. The hat you're||
Love the info.
The hat you're calling a fedora is actually a trilby.
I'm really old. I know that stuff.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Open, honest, and commendable||
Open, honest, and commendable responses.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Go Blue! Welcome...again!||
Go Blue! Welcome...again!
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Congratulations! I love the||
Congratulations! I love the name!
My son Jamie is named for Jamie Morris.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||I love that the byline on the||
I love that the byline on the story is by Mark Rosenbird.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||My Dad volunteered after||
My Dad volunteered after Pearl Harbor, went to officer school, and demolished mines on beaches while serving in the ordinance corps. He was a lieutenant.
He died in 1986, and was a super guy. We all still miss him.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||I guess you haven't seen the||
I guess you haven't seen the garbage dump mountain that's been growing by leaps and bounds next to I-275 near I-94, then.
|10 weeks 3 hours ago||I don't hate any school or||
I don't hate any school or fan base, not even OSU and MSU.
But I speak only for myself. In any case,here's the root of Sparty's hate for Michigan: resentment.
Michigan is a much tougher school for applicants to get an acceptance letter from than MSU. Lots of MSU alums and students were outright rejected by Michigan, and lots didn't bother applying because they knew they'd be rejected.
Rejection seems to hurt their feelings. It plays into their disrespect mantra.
In any case, they seem to hate Michigan more than Michigan hates them, but lately it's getting reciprocated because Michigan hasn't been very successful against MSU in football. So Michigan fans are showing frustration.
Harbaugh will turn this around, and soon the so-called rivalry will return to its divinely-ordained, one-sided resentment. Sparty will care a lot. Wolverines fans will ignore them.
And all will be well with the world again.
|10 weeks 14 hours ago||"I'm not into the 'if this,||
"I'm not into the 'if this, if that' type of scenarios."
-- Jim Harbaugh, 2015
|10 weeks 14 hours ago||Please remind me what our||
Please remind me what our biggest win has been in the last decade?
|10 weeks 2 days ago||I agree with you completely.||
I agree with you completely.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||As with all contracts, those||
As with all contracts, those with assistants are arrived at after negotiation with the institution. Assistants with higher profiles have more clout than assistants who have less of a resume or less experience.
Durkin was a highly sought after assistant coach, and when he came in Harbaugh knew it was going to last only as long as Durkin didn't have a head coaching offer he was interested in.
I guarantee that Harbaugh encouraged Durkin to go for the Maryland job. He came from a coaching family, and would have understood what that opportunity to coach in the Big Ten meant to Durkin and his family.
Incidentally, there are legal restrictions to non-compete clauses relating to time limitations, reasonableness, geographical limitations, etc. But ultimately it comes down to how badly a school wants a guy like Durkin, a guy who came in with a very high profile for an assistant coach.
|10 weeks 2 days ago||Honestly, I don't think it's||
Honestly, I don't think it's particularly telling, other than it tells the kind of offense Durkin thinks he can achieve success with right now.
I seem to recall a few Michigan teams that ran the spread with very little success in the Big Ten...
|10 weeks 3 days ago||My son in law, who's a||
My son in law, who's a serious football fan, graduated from Arizona. So I was surprised when I offered to take him to The Big House next time he's in from Chicago for a weekend and there's a game on, and he said, "I've never been to a college football game."
He spent his entire undergrad at Arizona. I was really surprised, but he told me that the students didn't show up for games for the most part when he was there, and there's very little football tradition in Tuscon.
I'd like to see RR succeed. At the very least, maybe Arizona will fork over more money to keep him.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Very true and insightful. No||
Very true and insightful. No one turns down a shot at a major job upgrade interview. Moreover, it's very common to take co-workers along for the upgrades that they might get.
I'm a hundred percent sure Harbaugh, who grew up in a coaching family, understands this and encouraged Durkin to go and be interviewed.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||I like when we win. I like||
I like when we win. I like when either MSU or OSU loses. And I love when we beat either. Losing to MSU or OSU is not acceptable. Nor is losing to anyone else, come to think of it. Unrealistic though it may be, I always think that Michigan should always win.
Harbaugh will right the ship, but it's going to take another agonizing year or two for this program to catch up to OSU in terms of talent. I think we're close in the case of MSU.
As to whether we're better off with one or the other's loss, honestly, I prefer that we control our own destiny. It's the only way to be certain of championships.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Congrats to our guys who won||
Congrats to our guys who won awards, but also to the whole team for their improvement this year.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||M wins, 38-17.||
M wins, 38-17.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||I love this guy, Jabrill.||
I love this guy, Jabrill. He's beyond awesome.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||To say Harbaugh is perhaps||
To say Harbaugh is perhaps the best coach in football is an to put it mildly. What he has done with this team is exactly what we hoped for.
Next year will be even better. Look at the development of these players! We were worried about not having great receivers, but they were developed to their potential. We were worried about the QB position, yet look what has happened with Jake.
The O-line is better by leaps and bounds. The defensive backfield is better, and it's not just Peppers.
Michigan has recruited well in past years, and Harbaugh knows how to develop players, inspire them to harder work, and is a very fine in-game coach.
I'm not worried about the future of this team any more. Michigan will end this season on the ascendancy, and Harbaugh will not let things go backwards. The future looks really great!
|11 weeks 6 days ago||It was a douchey thing for||
It was a douchey thing for Elliott to say. At the same time, we sometimes talk about player's rights on this forum, and those rights certainly include freedom of speech. I don't see how a university can punish a player for speaking his mind.
That said, there are a lot of things a coach can do to regain the control of his locker room, and no doubt Urbs knows them, and has taken whatever action he needs to take. He's been around the block too many times to let a situation fester.
There's a difference between punishment and things coaches do with players who screw up in front of the media.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Indiana, Riutgers, Maryland||
Indiana, Riutgers, Maryland and Illinois are the closest PSU have to quality wins.
It'll be a tough game, sure. But Michigan will prevail.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||For some reason I thought||
For some reason I thought Harbaugh was interviewing for the Maryland job. I heard it's his dream job of all time; could this be somehow untrue?
|12 weeks 5 days ago||I love that Harbaugh's not||
I love that Harbaugh's not afraid to praise his players when they actually do well, and doesn't feel he has to downplay the success they're having or the hard work they've put in.
Anecdotes notwithstanding, it's not about him, and it's obviously not an act. He likes coaching this team. I think he's having a great time.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||It's very difficult to strike||
It's very difficult to strike a balance between protecting the public from unscrupulous scams, and overprotecting the public from their own stupidity and avarice.
It'll be interesting to see how this works out, considering the investment of some wealthy folks and leagues. Big time financial backing always seems to affect the perceived legitimacy of things like this.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||MSU has been playing wirh||
MSU has been playing wirh fire in several of their games, and have squeaked by. They were ahead and didn't close out this game. They can blame it on the refs, but they didn't control the game at the end, and that's on them.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||One year at Michigania (M||
One year at Michigania (M alumni camp) I became friendly with Jim Hermann, when he was our defensive coordinator during Carr's best years, and we were talking about the difficulty of Big Ten games.
I made the mistake of saying that games against teams like Indiana were probably gimmes, as we were blowing them out year after year. He became very adamant, and said, "You have no idea how difficult it is to prepare and to consistently win against Big Ten teams, any Big Ten teams. We have to work really hard for every single game."
He told me about thd difficulty of preparing for a different team each week, the overall talent level in the Big Ten, keeping the players engaged, etc. He was very serious, and I believed him.
I do think Harbaugh knows that, because he's been there as a player and a coach. He'll have our guys prepared to win games they should win. But there still aren't any gimmes.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||I admire the dream, but I||
I admire the dream, but I don't think there's a realistic chance that a two loss team makes the playoffs this year.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||They beat us, and it wasn't||
They beat us, and it wasn't any more a fluke than a last minute interception would have been a fluke. Their end-of-game defense put them in a position to have a last shot at winning, and they took advantage of our team's football error.
Hey, I'm glad they lost, because it gives us a shot at the division, but let's not get carried away with predictions about the future.
They're good, they'll be good for a while until Dantonio retires or leaves, and we need to be great to consistently beat them. So far, that hasn't happened.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||I feel the very same||
I feel the very same way!
Harbaugh was obviously motivated by them as a player, and wants his team to have the same motivation. It ain't broke. Don't fix it.