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|5 days 17 hours 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.
|6 days 17 hours 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.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||Bowmore absolutely rocks||
Best single malt out there...peaty. Jealous!
|2 years 2 weeks ago||Waited till 7 to crack one||
Dos Equis as my lead off hitter...
|2 years 6 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.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Freschetta-5 to 6 bucks per pizza||
Tough to beat...
|2 years 6 weeks ago||For Your Eyes Only||
Best Moore Bond film. I mean, the ski sequence? The Aegean? The poster - you know the leggy one.
|2 years 9 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.
|2 years 27 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.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||Magnus eval||
Magnus - have you seen any film on Kugler? What do you think? Any comparisons to Pocic or Bivin?
|2 years 31 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!
|3 years 21 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.
|3 years 35 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.
|3 years 35 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.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||Wish I could +10 your response||
|3 years 36 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?
|3 years 36 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.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||absofrickinglutely, Nate||
This is not an original thought, but it bears repeating:
- eat grass and win with talent = eccentric
- eat grass and lose with less talent = weirdo
Bottom line, winning covers up for a lot of ills. I don't want oversigning, crushing dreams of 18 year olds. So he's gonna need to be managed.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||+1 if I could, Njia||
Too poor, always reading never posting so my mgobling won't go very far. But love the thought - someone who can beat Saban AND the vest. Me likey.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||3 yrs ago I was thrilled we might replace LC with LM.||
Now I know more, mostly from this blog. I think Les has some issues, but they all do. Even "the Savior" Jim Harbough was imperfect (messy transition in style, NFL aspirations). So Les is 57. If we get 5-7 good yrs and he builds a promotable staff, this could be an excellent move from an offensive scheme transition, player transfer, recruiting buzz, and alumni galvanization standpoint. Go Blue.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||Good point IPFW. There are enough pro-UM guys at the network...||
that would get the scoop. I'm telling you guys - he would be the shiz-nit, but I don't see it happening.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||JG would be top shelf...but as they say, C'Mon, Man||
Look - I'll bite. A guy who's been on national television for the last 2 years broadcasting MNF, with his personality, would be the cat's meow on the recruiting trail. I mean, who wouldn't want to play for that guy? Shows up with his super bowl bling, gets up at 3:17 am to watch OSU film...I get it. But unless Tirico has been working some Jedi Mind tricks in the booth, I just don't see us prying him out of the booth. He just looks like he's having too damn much fun.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||JENNIFER HAMMOND?||
So for those keeping score at home, do we have 1 bit of evidence that Gruden is a candidate besides J. Hammond's tweet? Anything other than that?
|3 years 36 weeks ago||TEAM vs. Athletes||
The over-riding impression, fair or not, that I came away with was that Stanford looked like a TEAM. They didn't execute everything perfectly or play flawlessly, but I couldn't help thinking that the only touchdown they gave up was on a terrific, super-athletic play by VT's QB, Tyrod. And he's a phenomenal athlete and quarterback. But it wasn't enough - not even close. The team always wins in football. I'm not saying you don't need athletes - of course you do. Nor am I saying that Stanford isn't athletic - of course they are. But they just all did their parts and the results speak for themselves. VT would have needed lots more special athletic plays to keep up with the superior blocking, gap control, sound assignments, etc. that JH threw at them.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||Buzz - yes. Leaks...not so much.||
If, and this is a big if, IF JH is coming, I'm surprised there hasn't been far more leaks from assistant coaches, families, etc. Someone else mentioned this awhile back on the board, I think, and to me it's the hardest to get past. Good news is we'll know in a week.