"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
- Member for
- 4 years 47 weeks
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Insidery buzz pointing to Mr. Mark Dantonio...||
...returning home to his alma mater.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||So Brady gets the baseball equivalent...||
Of a 40 game suspension for "allegedly" throwing a spitball during a 7 run laugher than denying it. Got it.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||MAGNUS....||
Do you know the rumored silent commit?
|30 weeks 6 days ago||Rock Star Harbs =/= Coach Harbs||
He's everywhere. Interviews,Twitter, local news, tigers games, out west, satellite tours...he's raised UM's profile 1000 times.
|46 weeks 6 days ago||Matt jones (local KY blogger) recently tweeted||
"Feel lot more confident Marrow stays than 24 hours ago."
|46 weeks 6 days ago||That would be ...||
A pretty good start to the Harbaugh era.
|46 weeks 6 days ago||Magnus...care to make a prediction?||
Would be interested to hear your predictions on:
|48 weeks 2 days ago||Oh just call it!||
Forget the odds he comes. Somebody start laying odds on the first reporter to "officially" call the shot.
|48 weeks 2 days ago||Serious Question:||
Where are all the hungry reporters looking to break the story? I know the story is leaking from board #5, Twitter scraps, insider rumors, etc. Surely - surely - there is a reporter out there (national or local) that wants to "officially" break the biggest college football coaching change story in years? Where are they? Who's hunting down the bread crumbs to get two independent sources to put their name and paper/media company out there?
|49 weeks 5 days ago||JH WILL NEVER BE TRADED||
His decision is UM or NFL. If NFL, his self interest is best served by resigning after the season and signing with whomever he wants for a huge payday to a team that doesn't give 49ers a draft pick.
|49 weeks 6 days ago||I'm in Cincy too...love Mad Tree, but...||
My go-to IPA and still undefeated champ in the hop hard category is Fat Head Head Hunter. Could be the most distinctive, most unmistakable tasting IPA on the market. IMHO, of course...
|50 weeks 6 days ago||Jason Lacanfora||
Just saw the NFL national writer for CBS put it out there, again this morning, that "sources close to Harbaugh are saying he wants to stay in the NFL"
|50 weeks 6 days ago||FWIW - the Moss/Hensen crowd||
Have said, in summary:
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Totally fair weather fan||
Also known as a busy fan. Lots of competing demands for time. Fair weather fans are the ONLY way to be. Think about it - who cheers for lousy weather? Nobody.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||My emotional commitment level = ~ Purdue football||
Nobody cares whether Purdue wins or loses. Nobody cares about Purdue recruiting, AP polls, or playoff eligibility. No one cares about Purdue attendance records or the promptness of their students for kickoffs. And not one national (hell even regional) person waxes philosophically about the temperature of Purdue's head coach's seat.
|3 years 12 weeks ago||Bowmore absolutely rocks||
Best single malt out there...peaty. Jealous!
|3 years 12 weeks ago||Waited till 7 to crack one||
Dos Equis as my lead off hitter...
|3 years 16 weeks ago||Keep giving your opinion, Magnus||
I for 1 appreciate it. I had no idea Demons was as close to David Harris, stat wise, his junior year. Pretty cool. I would never take the time to look that kind of info up, so I like having this type of contribution. And even when I disagree, it doesn't mean I don't value the discussion.
|3 years 16 weeks ago||Freschetta-5 to 6 bucks per pizza||
Tough to beat...
|3 years 17 weeks ago||For Your Eyes Only||
Best Moore Bond film. I mean, the ski sequence? The Aegean? The poster - you know the leggy one.
|3 years 19 weeks ago||Actually , even further to the point||
PSU was paying Freeh. His incentive was to go easy on PSU. He didn't-buried them.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||Keep it coming||
My Dad was from AL, so I've always respected their passion, if not always their methods. I may be biased, but I think your contributions enrich our board.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||Magnus eval||
Magnus - have you seen any film on Kugler? What do you think? Any comparisons to Pocic or Bivin?
|3 years 41 weeks ago||RollDamnTide....||
RollDamnTide...my Dad is from Birmingham, Alabama. Loved the Tide. Met my Mom up in Michigan and relocated. Though I bleed blue and graduated from U of M, I've always had a little soft spot for Alabama, just because I respect their passion (Updyke aside...). And while we love to stereotype the "typical" 'Bama fan (like most would know), I've always found that for every nutjob there's 2 or 3 pretty well informed guys that just love college football and will talk about it for hours. That's my kind of deal.
You found a good board - this is by far one of the brightest, wittiest, sharpest college board out there. Keep visiting and posting - adds a little something. Hope it's a good game in Dallas!
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Talking to a former Hoke recruit||
Not sure if this comment deserves a separate thread, but I lack the points to do that anyhow. So on the topic of Hoke and recruiting and continuing the theme of "random recent dinner conversations" in other posts, I had the pleasure of meeting a 5th year senior from Ball State 2 nights ago. He was receiving an academic scholarship, business major. He also started for Ball State's football program.
So I asked him if Hoke had recruited him and what he thought, etc. His comments were basically. "Hoke is the most genuine guy I've ever met. You guys at Michigan probably don't realize what you have there yet, but you will. He sat on my couch and was just compelling. I may not have been able to play in some of the other conferences (he was their punter), but people gravitate toward him. You saw that with that D-Coordinator he snagged from the Ravens. I'm telling you, Michigan is going to be just fine with that guy at the helm."
A lot of players get bitter when their coach leaves, so I'm not sure that says more about Hoke or this kid, but it was a nice conversation, made me feel pretty good, so I thought I'd pass it along to the rest of the MGoBlog community.
|4 years 45 weeks ago||9-3 next yr||
I believe RR would have won 9 games next year had he stayed. Not saying RR is great or not. We had an easier schedule and a maturing team. Therefore, fair or not, I want BH to keep Denard, salvage this recruiting class, win 9 games, and beat either OSU or MSU. That is the minimum expectation I have, because that is what I believe we would have had. Long term, who knows whether DB is a genius or goat. But that's my criteria.
|4 years 45 weeks ago||scheme is for losers||
99 percent of our wins come from having better players than the other team. 99 percent of our losses come when the other guys have better personnel. Scheme is over rated.
|4 years 46 weeks ago||Wish I could +10 your response||
|4 years 46 weeks ago||The oversigning, I grant Erik and M-Wolverine||
Is shady. Yes - point made and taken. I don't know that I would consider it immoral. Maybe I should, but I don't draw such a black and white distinction. The other alleged stuff with other coaches wives, etc - that's the immorality that I just don't want to even factor into my approval or disapproval since I'm not there, it's gossip, internet slander/libel, and who knows what all is involved. That's the part that I think is between man and your God. The NCAA stuff with oversigning - we gotta be careful there. But surely you can concede that the Big 10 restrictions would aid in controlling any shananigans up in AA on that issue? If oversigning is not going to be an issue at Michigan with Les, and we compartmentalize the rest of the rumors, the two "cons" left on Les that we're left with is:
- Clock Management
So if he has a couple hi-po's on his staff to address the former and a great OC to help him think clearly at the end of games, I guess we're just left with a coach who recruits talent, knows our tradions, and wins. Oh, and he eats grass.
Does that about sum it up?
|4 years 46 weeks ago||UM will always stand for something special||
Our identity in the "real world" is defined by the quality of the instituition...and that isn't changing. The quality of our football program is judged by wins and losses. And morality, last I checked, was judged individually by God. Nobody knows for sure what happened with Les - it's rumors. And even if it's true, we as bloggers lost the moral high ground as soon as we started spreading them on a message board.
So bottom line, I think we should give Les a chance if he's qualified (he is) and leave the morality judgements for the professionals.