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- Student/Alum/Did not attend: Alumus
- Number of previous seasons you purchased season tickets, as student or not, excluding 2014: 5 (plus 4 when was a student)
- Number of tickets renewed for 2014: 4
- Number of tickets NOT renewed for 2014: 0
- Bonus question: Did the Nuss hire or the Penn State night game announcement sway your decision? No.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Great news||
Messiah and Erik: time to hit the recruiting trail. Go Blue.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||I don't believe the email||
threatening to revoke tickets w/o purchase of additional tickets. I think it is most likely a mischaracterization of the email I received below offering me opportunity to purchase additional tickets no strings attached. Is it possible the threatening email was sent to others with better seats than mine? Sure. But I'd need to see the email to believe it.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Student/Alum/Did not attend:||
Not sure how many games we'll get to this year - first child due in July. Going to be a much bigger production than past seasons driving to AA from Chicago for games. But renewed anyway.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||The problem is the validation fee||
it's a separate issue than why aren't students renewing tickets. But the reason the student section has often been less than full is, IMO, directly attributable to the validation requirement.
If a random guy wants to buy a ticket to a random crappy game such as Akron, in the past his cheapest bet would be to buy one from a student. Sure, he'd have to stand in the student section, but the ticket would be cheap. When I first graduated I went to almost every game by buying a student ticket (because they were by far the cheapest) and sitting with friends who were still in school. Can't do that anymore . . . unless you want to pay the validation fee.
But now, with the validation requirement, the student tickets are now much more expensive to buy on the secondary market because the random guy has to pay the validation fee. In contrast, he could buy my tickets in section 19 for whatever I want to sell them for. So for crappy games (and even not so crappy games), the student section is less than full because often the validation fee alone is far more than what a random person would pay on the secondary market for such games.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Interesting on Gentry||
not a name I've heard mentioned before re: Michigan's 2015 QB chase. But plainly not for lack of talent - kid has offers from Alabama, Texas, Tennessee and Ok. St. amongst others. I wonder if our late interest will help us or hurt us. He allegedly is down to the four schools I listed above and plans to decide in May/early June. Maybe, for a change, Michigan can be the school that swoops in late and steals a guy.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||Wow||
Surprised Harris and Marble weren't unanimous. Congrats to Nik.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||Good list to be on||
Excluding Beilein, I think Cinci's coach does an excellent job. He gets a lot out of his team.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||This isn't a new thing||
That's been the game plan for Dantonio and MSU for the last several years. It's an even better plan in college because the max PI penalty is just 15 yards. State practices it so their corners become good at playing that way. It's a mentality. Michigan does not have have that mentality.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||It's obvious who is being hired||
Josh McDaniels has taken the job. He withdrew his name from consideration as head coach of the Browns earlier today. OBVIOUSLY that's because he's taking the Michigan head coaching gig - a step up from gig with Patriots and 10 steps up from Browns head coaching gig. OBVIOUSLY.
|37 weeks 12 hours ago||No Dukes or York at WR||
Deliberately omitted or forgotten? Regardless, I think they struggle for playing time their entire careers. Hope they prove me wrong!
|42 weeks 9 hours ago||Yes||
per this Kentucky site, with quotes:
and per 247:
|49 weeks 6 days ago||Congrats to Tom||
Recruiting plainly is a big business when local TV stations attempt to break into the game.
|51 weeks 1 day ago||Nickel formation||
Why do you say Hollowell is the other corner in Nickel situations? Couldn't it be Stribling as well? I think that will be interesting to see which one of those two is the other corner when Blake is at nickel.
|51 weeks 4 days ago||Shane throw was great defense by Stribling||
Love that he was all over his man like glue. Morris put that throw right in stride for whoever the receiver was, he was just blanketed.
|52 weeks 14 hours ago||Bacari is just stealing material||
from Bill Walton:
"You look at Vladimir Radmanovic, this guy is cut from stone. As if Michelangelo was reading and a lightening bolt flashed before him."
-- Bill Walton, 2.8.2004
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Just got 8 on stub hub||
for $65 each in the endzone. Betting that the endzone price on the school's website doesn't come down that far (currently at $91). Even if it does, just glad I have tickets. Love not having to travel for that game.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||They don't||
that's just the excuse. The vendor who sells the permanent seat cushions probably complained and the AD went along with it, thus the ban. It has zero to do with public safety. Zero. I have the exact same seat cushion you posted there.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Jaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaam!!!!!!!!!||
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Awesome||
Just awesome. Hoke has the train rolling. Too bad George and Harris don't arrive for two more years.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||My list:||
I think we only take 4 or 5 more, not 7:
3. JuJu Smith (better shot at him than most believe IMO; visiting for ND game)
4. Some kid that earns an offer through senior year play
|1 year 5 weeks ago||What's even more interesting . . .||
is that 3 of Michigan's 4 primary RB targets could be at the BBQ. Hilliman is supposed to be there and Ballage is trying to attend (the other target is Mixon).
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Awesome||
would rather have him come up for that atmosphere with all the committed guys than attempt a hurried trip this weekend. no pressure on the grill operators.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||If he bats .500 on his prediction . . .||
I'll take it.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Lattimore||
If Lattimore were to pick Michigan in the end, that would be one of the most stunning decisions I've seen since I started following recruiting 13 years ago. Then again, Ohio got Webb from Cass Tech, so Glenville owes us one.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Doesn't say he won't be taking any more visits||
just says he won't be taking his planned visits, which were to be this weekend. That said, with a decision just two weeks away it's a good assumption that he really won't take any more visits, but that's not what his tweet said.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||We are high on KJ's list||
but I think his opportunity to go blue sailed when Moe Ways committed. I think the final WR comes from the group of Scott, Holmes, or Jalen Brown.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||A player you are missing||
is Kalen Ballage. If he can get in a visit to Ann Arbor, I think Michigan becomes the team to beat. Plus he can play positions other than RB if you're nervous about scaring away Harris and Weber in the '15 class.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||I think he's doing it just to spite Michigan||
but nevertheless, if he does end up there it would be a complete George Costanza move. George held out for less money when he and Jerry were pitching a sitcom pilot. Here, if Dawson goes from Michigan to MSU that can only be catergorized as a downgrade.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Do you still think M will match last year's TOM?||
I know you predicted they would exceed it by 1, but do you think they will even tie given where they're currently at? If they end up tied I think we're in Pasadena on January 1.
Also, thanks for your weekly posts.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||Don't use google, use the umich.edu directory||
and you will find your answer.