"It's a lot easier being a drug dealer than an AAU coach" - this guy. Tell me something I don't know. I mean, don't think but have never tried either.
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|4 days 16 hours ago||Adaptation.||
That is such a critical quality for any coach to have, IMO. You have to walk that fine line where you adapt, yet continue to work toward your own philosophy. Borges seemed to have been doing that in year one. We won 11 games. Last year, he seemed completely unwilling to adapt to in-game situations. Many situations from last year come to mind, but the 37-for-37 against PSU and calling play-action TEN times vs MSU immediately stand out.
As long as we have a guy who is willing to adapt, we'll be fine. We've got enough talent to win games as long as we do that. If Borges adapted last year, we beat PSU and Iowa and the whole lens we see this upcoming season through is different
|2 weeks 16 hours ago||Made my morning as well.||
I just realized, when we play them in Columbus this year, it's very likely the fans use that pose to replace the "H" in all their cheers. Of course, all the double-birds will be aimed at our bench. Oh what a classy sight that will make.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||MSU as the Hound||
is the single most accurate comparison I've read on any of the "_____ as ______" characters. Well done.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Happy Friday!||
Reasons I am excited:
-It's my birthday today
|20 weeks 6 days ago||Those are both fantastic.||
I understand the logistics behind getting these made into t-shirts (on time) would be a nightmare, but either would be about the coolest thing one could wear to the game tonight.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||Well said.||
I've often fantasized about how I'd handle my recruitment if I were a 5-star bluechip. It always ends with me saying something like "I'll commit to you, Michigan, but don't waste anymore time on me. Recruit other guys, I'll be there in the fall."
|21 weeks 5 days ago||I love that he actually put stuff like||
"Three Fiesta Bowl Championships/One Rose Bowl Championship/One Sugar Bowl Championship."
I won't even go into how the "One Sugar Bowl Championship" is actually zero Sugar Bowl Championships per the NCAA. Entries like that just look so out of place and silly when applying to be the president of a university. Also, I'm pretty sure you aren't supposed to use backslashes when applying for a job that prestigious.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||Never seen that Goro picture of him.||
That's awesome. I bet the arm with the watch is his "power" arm.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||I agree.||
I think this season has totally worn on Izzo. Not just whats wrong with MSU, but what's going well for Michigan. Izzo is still an excellent coach, and I will never look at MSU's tourney draw and say "well, we know they won't get past ____."
But this season, he keeps hearing how great Coach Beilein is and how good (and young) our hoops program is. I'm sure he's not too excited to think about next year either when he looks down his bench trying to guess which "weird kid" is going to start next year.
He isn't #1 in our state any more. He knows this. It's killing him.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||Well if you're at the bar,||
you may want to go with "assy in lassy" instead. Some chicks are really proud of their buns.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||It blows my mind how Izzo gets the "classy guy"||
title from the media. If he wins, he's somewhat classy. But if he loses, he whines, makes excuses, and now apparently yells at women.
Putting the "assy" in classy, I guess.
|24 weeks 2 days ago||I agree with Zack Novak.||
HELL YES, BIG TEN CHAMPS!!!
|25 weeks 3 days ago||I've heard this from multiple people.||
You can be tough and "hard edged" but still be respectful towards other people. Not a lot of people, let alone coaches, can pull this off. But it appears coach B does. Impossible not to love that guy.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||I'm a healthcare practitioner||
and I work in oncology. The guy that told me this was going to die soon. So, yeah, I maybe didn't do a great fact check. You got me. Well done, man.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||But what if moon dust is||
different than Earth dust? This was 50 yrs ago. I'm not saying people weren't comfortable with how this would turn out. I'm saying that maybe Armstrong wasn't comfortable. And that would make him really brave for doing what he did. The entire crew. That's all I'm trying to say. Those guys were bad ass.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||I asked the same question.||
Apparently, the width of the landing gear could have prevented it from falling. Kind of like a snow shoe.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||I don't know, man.||
I feel like one could also say that Michigan vs Ohio State at the end of November is just a regular season game. While technically correct, that description is clearly lacking.
|27 weeks 19 hours ago||Agree.||
I have always wished that would be changed to "go blue." Saying something supportive is never out of place.
|27 weeks 1 day ago||How do we haze this guy?||
Since he's Mr. Falk's successor, do we, like, not pay attention to him for a couple decades? Wait until he's had to secure/protect/present a rivalry trophy multiple times? Wait until our guys require essential halftime equipment changes that tangibly increase our chances to win?
|27 weeks 6 days ago||This is the most insightful post||
I've read on this situation.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||This is a tough call, IMO||
The biggest problem, is that this is public. This feels unfair to MM. On the other hand, I wouldn't want my kid to go anywhere that I felt wouldn't meet his/her academic needs either. I hate ND, but I would never stop my kid from going there, as it is an excellent institution. With what we are hearing about MSU, however, I would probably dig my heels in on this as well.
|28 weeks 3 days ago||So what happens if Seattle lost?||
Would he have had to move to an underdeveloped country where inaccurate championship t-shirts get sent?
|28 weeks 5 days ago||That's awesome.||
I feel like it's always worth a fistpump to see anyone who isn't a post-pubescent male wearing Michigan hockey gear.
I live near Ann Arbor.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||Agree||
Seems pretty silly to blame the fans for MSUs success over the past 15-20 years. I was thinking it was more secondary to the implosion of our program brought on by egregious violations of NCAA rules committed by our players/coaches. That plus Izzo being an excellent coach taking advantage of the opening provided.
|29 weeks 6 days ago||When I'm elderly||
and have dementia, I will still remember Zack Novak from that MSU game. Thinking about that performance always gives me chills.
|30 weeks 4 days ago||Holy Crap!||
For some reason, my buddies and I love us some Jean-Claude Van-Dancin'. But the one we reference most is the scene from Kickboxer where he gets drunk and dances while wearing a "back thong." This is incredible.
|31 weeks 4 hours ago||It's so funny this was posted today||
As I left work today, a work contact tried to guess my age. Unsolicited. And guessed I was TEN years older than I actually am.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||I have trained/worked in medicine for 15 years.||
I have never heard of someone surviving a sixtuple bypass.
You are one tough hombre. Strong work, man. Good luck on a speedy recovery.
|31 weeks 3 days ago||I actually agree with "Heisman talk."||
I don't care if DG wins a Heisman, and I would actually imagine he doesn't either. But despite the issues we had offensively, he showed that he can be an elite QB. Add in the fact that we have an OC now with a better track record at developing QBs and I don't think it's a stretch to say he could make some noise for the Heisman.
|31 weeks 4 days ago||Maybe.||
But it seemed to me that he was either unwilling or incapable of making in-game adjustments. He proved this during the MSU, Nebraska, and PSU games in particular.
IMO, coaches at this level should be able to make in-game adjustments (with relative ease) and consistently obtain the maximum productivity from the talent they have. I don't think Borges was able to do either.
The oline was a disaster most of the season, and part of that was definitely not Al's fault. But I think every offense has a deficiency that has to be overcome. That's one of the "minigames" the coordinators have to deal with at this level. That said, I agree with the general sentiment in this thread and hope he does well for himself. So, I hope he doesn't go to ND, so that I can pull for him to be successful.