no, YOU'RE off topic
|1 day 5 hours ago||First time seeing Denard apart from football games or TV||
A few friends and I were walking down the stairs to the South Quad basement and who do we see but Denard standing in the hallway, talking with a girl who I presume was his crush/girlfriend. This was early fall 2010 when he had just taken campus by storm. He was sort of facing away from us so we weren't sure at first and instinctively paused to stare for a few seconds. His ladyfriend was facing us though and sort of glanced at us for a sec with a come on guys look on her face. At that point Denard turns around and in spite of the situation he's still got that trademark smile on his face. So one of my friends just blurts out "Hey...!" and Denard responds, still smiling, with a "Heyy..." and then we all just sheepishly scurry through the door into the basement common area to give them their privacy...
Might not call it my favorite memory but it's one that has stuck with me. Maybe because it was just so weird to see him in a non-football capacity, with no football buddies around him, doing things a regular student living in the dorms would do... And of course also because it proved that Denard is almost literally incapable of not smiling.
|1 day 12 hours ago||ND is the tops in terms of||
Literally laughed out loud for that one.
|1 day 12 hours ago||Will he get academic scholarships?||
It does depend in part on what field of study he's interested in. But if he's in-state it's hard to argue there's a better deal than U-M unless it's any Ivy or Ivy-equilalent (e.g. Stanford). If he's as competitive as you indicate, Michigan will want to keep him from leaving home and may even offer him a full-ride. I know people who have been accepted early into Michigan and then received a full-ride scholarship offer quite late in the game (I think even as late as April but don't quote me on that), so you may have to talk with people from the University to see what the timeline is like.
|5 days 12 hours ago||What? I didn't even get a chance to buckle up!||
So good to see a hello post finally though.
|1 week 1 hour ago||I don't speak for everyone, but my answer is "not at all"||
"Walmart Wolverine" term is a stupid, derogatory term the Sparties made up to offend people from Michigan's slightly larger in-state fanbase and much larger national fanbase over the last several decades. It is a popular insult because it is alliterative.
I am currently a grad student at Michigan, and also went to undergrad here. Everyone in my immediate family of college age or older has attended Michigan. I would not say that I nor any of my family look down upon people who are Michigan fans but did not go to Michigan. Being from southeast Michigan I have many friends who did not attend Michigan but are huge U-M fans. I think it's great - it's a way to connect with them even if we didn't go to the same school.
I should mention that no one in my parents' families had ever attended Michigan before they did, yet they both grew up as big Michigan fans. Both are from southeast Michigan, so obviously location played a part, but the point is that college sports in the U.S. transcend direct academic connections. Maybe one day you will attend here or your children will. But as long as you hold true to your loyalties as a fan I don't think it really matters.
As I said the term is just stupid and its usage is akin to internet trolling. I have attended Michigan vs. MSU games at Spartan Stadium as a U-M student and been called a "Walmart Wolverine" by their oblivious annoying fans.
Long story short don't let it get to you, and Go Blue!
|1 week 1 day ago||Well it worked for the Russians||
But for a bunch of frat guys? Not so much.
|1 week 1 day ago||You weren't convinced||
by the previous reports of "$50,000 of damage" ? Thought it might just be a few vases turned over? I guess if they were like, really nice vases... Or maybe a chandelier or two...
|1 week 1 day ago||Cuz it ain't a party||
Until ceiling tiles are raining down the hallways...
|1 week 1 day ago||I know all frats are different||
and their traits are dependent on the people in them. But this is still what I would call "perpetuating the stereotype."
|1 week 2 days ago||That's a good question actually||
When did they measure them the second time exactly?
|1 week 2 days ago||According to the rules...||
"The balls are required be inflated between 12.5 and 13.5 pounds per square inch and weigh between 14 and 15 ounces."
And according to Twitter, "NFL has found that 11 of the Patriots footballs used in Sunday’s AFC title game were under-inflated by 2 lbs each, per league sources."
So a 2 PSI decrease is quite a bit. The temperature at game time was in the mid to upper 40s although the wind chill could have potentially played a factor as well. If the original test was in the ref's locker room in the upper 70s you would expect at maximum there would be a decrease of ~1 PSI...
|1 week 2 days ago||There is a 0.00% chance they play again||
That I can say for sure. I'm guessing at the most, a big fine + probation + staff suspensions next year. At the least, nothing.
|1 week 2 days ago||Odds are low? Screw you!||
You are clearly not a true believer in Bielein.
|1 week 4 days ago||Because what's dead wrong?||
The company providing the treatment, Stemedica, is currently conning hundreds of desperate patients and their families claiming to have a miracle treatment that is not scientifically sound. Stem cell therapies can work, but there is no way Gordie Howe got better due to his treatment.
This is not a stem cell issue. This is a "greedy pharmaceutical company robbing people blind" issue. Look up "Stanislaw Burzynski" if you want another example.
|1 week 4 days ago||You're misunderstanding my posts...||
It's unethical because it likely doesn't work, yet it's being pitched as a miracle cure. Desperate people are paying tens of thousands for this treatment yet there is no proof that it's effective. Look up "Stanislaw Burzynski" if you want another example of a case like this.
There is a reason drug companies must run controlled, double-blinded clinical trials to prove a drugs efficacy before they can sell it. A lot of it is to prevent crooks from coming up with psuedoscientific therapies and swindling the public into believing they work. That's why this clinic is in Mexico: to evade the FDA.
Stem cell research in the U.S. has not been under threat for many years now. In the early 2000s a few states passed laws to inhibit it, but currently it's only prohibited in backwater places like Arkansas. And the NIH funds it just like any other cutting edge therapy, as it has all along.
|1 week 4 days ago||This story isn't about a "taboo" on stem cell research||
There is plenty of stem cell research going on in the US and Japan right now. Could support for it be improved? Sure. I work in biotechnology and it's clear that there are problems associated with funding and unscientific nutjobs trying to hold back good research. But the major thing holding back stem cell therapies is not anti-abortion zealots, it's lack of efficacy and clinical safety (which is the major obstacle for almost all cutting edge therapies).
Someone correct me if I'm wrong on this, but from working in the biomedical community it's my understanding that the whole "stem cell debate" that flared up in the early 2000s is mostly irrelevant at this point. The research institutions and clinics where all the best research is done are located in states that have virtually no restrictions on the use of embryonic stem cells (California's constitution actually stipulates that restrictions are illegal). They were banned in Michigan for a little bit but Proposal 2 in 2008 overturned that and the University of Michigan is free to use embryonic stem cells for biomedical research.
Another reason these therapies are highly regulated is that they're dangerous. There's a chapter in a book called "When Science Goes Wrong" about an Olympic runner named Max Truex who suffered from Parkinson's and went to China to receive a controversial treatment involving fetal stem cell implants. In the end, the treatment likely killed him. The FDA isn't anti-scientific, they're just careful.
|1 week 4 days ago||In the statement he released||
All Murray Howe really says is that his dad had a seemingly miraculous improvement, and that he thought the people he interacted with from Stemedica didn't seem particularly devious.
I don't doubt Gordie Howe's improvement. What I do doubt is that it was due to the stem cell injections he received. Murray Howe admits in his statement that he is a clinical radiologist, not a stem cell researcher, and that he doesn't make any claims as to the physiological mechanisms underlying his dad's recovery. I don't blame him for seeking out this treatment regimen under the circumstances. He and his family were desparate and Stemedica was willing to "help." But it's obvious that the reason they didn't even charge the Howes for the treatment is that having a high-profile figure like Gordie Howe as a patient is huge from a funding perspective. Claiming that a well-known celebrity benefited from their therapy is certainly going to catch the attention of investors.
But the truth is, Gordie Howe is just one patient, and absolutely no conclusions can be drawn solely from his experience. In the articles I cited, you'll see that well-regarded stem cell researchers in the US are skeptical of Stemedica and the clinic in Mexico. In fact, the doctors at the clinic who treated Howe weren't even stem cell clinicians. Yet another reason why this business looks quite shady.
|1 week 4 days ago||Because it's unethical||
And not because it utilizes stem cells. In fact, the type of stem cells used in this therapy are NOT embryonic stem cells and thus it has no conneciton whatsoever to the abortion issue.
The reason it's unethical is because it gives desparate people false hope and causes them to be robbed blind, for tens of thousands or more. For a therapy that doesn't work and borders on pseudoscience. The only reason the clinic operates in Mexico is so that they can evade US Federal regulations.
Not sure why I'm getting negged for exposing a crooked medical enterprise for what it is.
|1 week 4 days ago||The therepy is licensed from a company called Stemedica||
which happens to be an extremely shady medical corporation. These articles shed some light on the situation:
I'm as happy as anyone to hear about Gordie Howe's amazing recovery, but the crooks who run Stemedica don't deserve the positive attention they're getting from this story.
EDIT: Whoever is negging me please demonstrate where I went wrong. I work in biotechnology and would love for this to be true but all I see is a bunch of thieves evading US regulations to prey on desparate patients and their families.
|1 week 4 days ago||The real reason he went to Mexico||
Is most likely that there are major doubts in the stem cell research community as to the efficacy of the treatment. There is plenty of amazing stem cell research being done here in the US and also in Japan. Just this past year a major group at Harvard reported huge steps towards a stem cell therapy for Type I diabetes.
The fact that Gordie Howe is doing better is incredible and I couldn't be happier for him and his family, but it is not due to the stem cell treatment he received. Gordie Howe's condition was largely the after-effects of a stroke. Are we to believe that stem cells injected into his spinal cord healed his brain in a matter of 8 hours?
|1 week 5 days ago||If it's anything||
It's what it was originally. Someone who is 100% wholly committed to Michigan and not to another job or program.
|1 week 5 days ago||Sadly they're really not going to care||
Top level recruits don't even consider the possibility that they'd ever need a policy like this. They no doubt envision themselves earning their scholarship 10x over every year. A guy like Saban would spin it so as to argue that all the inferior players are mooching off of all the elite guys.
|1 week 6 days ago||I'd say 4-5 is generous||
That would definitely need to be coupled with a few marquee wins, e.g. against Wisconsin, Maryland, or some other team that ends up near the top of the B1G in the end (perhaps MSU, OSU, Indiana). I.e. if they go 8-5 the rest of the way but have no victories against ranked B1G teams they have no chance. Even 9-4 and one marquee win would be cutting it close. If they manage to beat NW and Rutgers these next two games, the Wisconsin game will be enormous and could get them back in the picture if they pull it out.
|1 week 6 days ago||Yes! And it's great.|
|2 weeks 3 days ago||You have got to be shitting me||
As much as he disliked Hoke even Brian was on the wagon after a while. Look up Brian's recap of the 2011 Nebraska game. Look up the post about "Hoke's philosophical ceiling." look up the summer 2012 thread about the Big Ten's coaching rankings. Hoke's assistant from San Diego State (now the hc) was quoted as saying that he was sure Hoke would win a national championship at Michigan (this was after the 2011 San Diego State game) in the next four years and everyone here ate it up with a spoon
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Considering there were plenty of people||
Who unabashedly asserted that Hoke was destined to win a national championship, I'm guessing there will be a few people here who think Harbaugh might..
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Your assertion is just wrong||
Auburn won the rushing battle last year and yet lost in the championship game. There are 1 million more counterexamples.
The fact that all four teams in the playoff this year run a decidedly spread style offense speaks for itself. Not only that but there are plenty of teams like Oklahoma State and Texas A&M that run a passing spread that have had rampant success of late.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||What exactly is the fallacy you are referencing?||
What the hell does "the trenches dictate the game regardless of style of offense run" mean? Yes, when you have a player who runs for 250 yards you're typically going to win. But did you watch the Pats game this last Saturday? What'd they have, like 14 rushing yards? And they won. Because Brady and their passing game.
Or does your "trenches dictate the game" assertion only work in college football...?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Yes, when the best spread coach in the game||
wins his 3rd national championship at age 50, the first thing I think is "wow the spread is such a gimmick it's all about manball in the trenches"
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Is anyone honestly surprised this happened?||
It's like people didn't recognize the Sugar Bowl was the real NCG.
|3 weeks 17 hours ago||In Harbaugh's mind it doesn't matter what OSU does||
because he believes he will beat them in every head-to-head competition they have. Theoretically it helps him more if the Big Ten has more prestige, because then he has control of his own destiny. Perception of the B1G as weak almost caused one of the B1G's two most storied football programs from competing in the title game... over arguably the 3rd and 4th most storied programs from the state of Texas. For recruiting purposes it's less hard to justify, but I guess if the B1G can start to level the playing field with the SEC eventually it will pay off. Programs like Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Kentucky, Arkansas, and Tennessee really haven't done jack the past decade but they've been able to recruit party because the SEC is perceived as a glamour conference.
I really hate OSU, but whatever. Hoke's apparent dislike of "Ohio" didn't help him beat them.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Just a guess, but I'd think that routes and formations...||
are very different for a TE than for a WR. And the OL just needs to work on blocking schemes while a TE needs to be able to transition from blocking to receiving. I'd expect any offense that utilizes TEs extensively to have a TE coach.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Most people on the blog abhor helmet stickers||
but this article illustrates why I would be fine with them. College football is not a beauty contest. If Harbaugh thinks the return of helmet stickers can help to reinstill a competitive edge, then by all means bring them back. If, on the other hand, he thinks they are unnecessary, that's fine too.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Baumgardner's latest article illustrates why I hope||
that helmet stickers will be brought back...
Michigan needs to develop a competitive edge, and helmet stickers can be part of that. Not that I think lack of helmet stickers is the cause of Michigan's malaise, just that it could help to eliminate a culture of complacency. When U-M's top WR is openly saying things like "winning and losing is just a statistic" there's got to be something wrong with the competitive attitude of the team.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||The guy in Brian's avatar is pretty good looking||
Anyone know who he is?
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Quite disappointing||
Would have loved to have Marrow on the staff. But let's face it, Hoke & co. showed that recruiting means nothing if the players don't develop. Remember our jubilation on that day if February 2012 when we had all those big commitments? How little we knew...
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Give me a break, you people are oversensitive||
This hardly constitutes eavesdropping, as the camera was literally right in front of them (watch the video). The video was posted on NFL.com with sound, and a good portion of it is completely intellibile. The flightaware stuff was a million times "creepier." And if you do think it's over the line, a better word would be "inappropriate." The word creepy is so overused on the internet it's obnoxious.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Rosen is set to enroll on Monday||
Don't get your hopes up
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I gotta say I am really happy he made an account||
Not that it's really important or anything, but if a coach uses a twitter account I feel like it makes them seem more down to earth believe it or not. As long as they're the one actually tweeting (and don't have an assistant doing it), I think it makes them seem like more of a real person and not just a face.
|4 weeks 4 hours ago||You might want to remind the Universe it runs on a script||
I'm not sure it's been aware of that the past 13.8 billion years.
|4 weeks 4 hours ago||That line will be +7 by tomorrow morning||
|4 weeks 4 hours ago||Anyone remember preseason 2013?||
Guys, look at what a great team we have! And we play Notre Dame and OSU at home! Brady Hoke has never lost a home game! I hope Urban goes undefeated so his first loss is at home against Michigan!
How did that one work out?
|4 weeks 4 hours ago||So when OSU beats Oregon||
and Shane Morris gets his ass kicked by OSU's ball boy at QB, what will you say then?
I don't give two shits about Alabama. We play them once every 5-10 years if that. Sure, the SEC lovefest is annoying but it has not been relevant for Michigan since ever ('06 was before the lovefest began) We have been OSU's bitch for my entire fucking post-adolescent life.
|4 weeks 5 hours ago||This is not true||
I rooted for OSU in the 2002 national championship game because I was a fool and thought it would somehow help Michigan via helping B1G prominance. The 12 years after that have been hell. After OSU won the Rose Bowl again in 2010 I finally decided I could never root for them again. We have been their bitch for as long as I can remember.
|4 weeks 5 hours ago||Yes let's please continue to rationalize||
how our arch-rivals winning the National Championship is truly best for us, based an unfounded belief that fate exists, and some vague hope that Michigan can field a QB half as competent at throwing as OSU's wide receivers.
|4 weeks 5 hours ago||OSU is going to win||
and all you slappies who rooted for OSU are going to get exactly what you deserve. Unfortunately the rest of the Michigan fan base will have to share the misery too.
|4 weeks 5 hours ago||So you hate Bama more than OSU?||
|4 weeks 5 hours ago||I hope all you people who were rooting for OSU over the SEC||
get banished to Columbus for the next year.
|4 weeks 6 hours ago||Uh minus about 3 additional losses||
two of them to relatively mediocre teams...
|4 weeks 7 hours ago||Maybe if we can get that OSU reciever||
to come be our QB...
|4 weeks 8 hours ago||Very well done||
The addition of Tim Kawakami was a nice touch!
Was this done purly in photoshop or was there anything else?
|4 weeks 11 hours ago||"I watched all of the games multiple times"||
"... and I thought the backs played pretty well" is an opinion. UFR is not (or at least, it's much less of an opinion than any other player-wise gameplay analysis out there).
Objectifying football analysis is like, one of the main points of this blog. And according to that analysis the runningbacks did not have a very good year, and haven't for many years.
|4 weeks 18 hours ago||Grad transfers happen all the time though...||
Not sure how the talks get initiated but there must be a way.
|4 weeks 18 hours ago||The moment you showed up with the stuffed Wolverine||
was pretty awesome. Thanks again for coming through and helping to make it one of the most memorable nights in Ashley's lore!
|4 weeks 18 hours ago||My favorites were "a lesser athlete..." and "nooobody!"||
But this was pretty great too
|4 weeks 18 hours ago||I hadn't thought of that but you're right||
It was a weird way to phrase the question all the way around.
|4 weeks 19 hours ago||People may be overestimating Michigan's chances||
but losing to Oregon State at home would be... ugh. They're in the middle of a regime change too remember. With probably less talent on their roster. Could come down to the QB situation I suppose...
But the OP asked for bold and you gave him bold.
|4 weeks 19 hours ago||Jim Harbaugh returns home. Bananas continue to agitate you.||
The circle of life.
|4 weeks 19 hours ago||Henson would have been gone by then||
The Buckeye-Yankees stole him after 2000. 2002 would have been Navarre's junior year. I think it was mainly about actual coaching experience, although in hindsight it's a little shortsighted. Harbaugh played QB in the NFL for 14 years, safe to say he knew a little bit about being QB and coaching QB by that point.
w/e, the prodigal son finally returned to us anyway!
|4 weeks 1 day ago||lol wut||
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Bump Elliot wasn't mentioned either, I'm sure he feels slighted||
But seriously I belive Harbaugh was just mentioning the coaches he had a personal relationship with, and did not mean it as an intentional slight. He has probably met Rich Rod maybe once in his life if ever.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Awesome you could make it||
Thanks for showing up and for the picture! Love the great work you're doing and what a great role model you've become - safe to say you make the whole Michigan family proud.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Okay, maybe you're more optimistic than I was||
I was just remembering back to 2011 and 2007, when our coaching searches were utterly botched (granted Rich Rod is a good coach, but the Les Miles fiasco and alleged Greg Schiano offer were comical - according to Bacon's version of the story it was a disaster and Martin lucked out at the last minute)
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Fine, but at some point something had to give||
Hiring Schiano was unlikley but not an impossibility. It would have been in line with the Brandon and Hoke hires that's for sure. How happy would you have been with, say, a plan C option such as Kyle Whittingham? Surely that was not beyond the realm of possibilities. Hackett himself claimed that there was a point where he doubted it would work out.
Unconditional support may look good in hindslight but let's face it, as Brian said, Hackett was somewhat of an unknown when he was hired. We didn't know what to expect. It worked out. A year ago there was no reason to believe it would.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I was there and it was awesome||
UofMDDS96 brought his stuffed Wolverine. And Vincent Smith showed up as well.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||But there was no reason to think Hackett was a genius||
Consider, Nebraska and Florida are two pretty historic programs (Florida maybe not as much but don't tell me the Florida job isn't attractive with the talent base they have), and they just hired two flyers. Maybe they'll work out. But that was the landscape Michigan was working in.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||But didn't his actions pay off?||
I mean without the very real threat of a decimated attendance base, maybe the admins wouldn't have taken the coaching search as seriously as they did. I don't know what the actual renewal rate was this year but something tells me that the AD was pretty cognizent of a cliff drop if Hoke had been retained or if they had hired Schiano or some crap. Someone had to make a statement to demonstrate the discontent, so kudos to him and others for taking the fall and putting his money where his mouth was.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I thought about that while writing it||
and I don't think many Michigan fans would disagree that those days weren't pretty nice in comparison to the 7 years we've spent wandering in the wilderness. Back when we thought 7-5 was "the year of infinite pain."
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Must be nice||
to be so used to winning that you're dissatisifed with a coach who wins 75% of his games in the hardest conference in college football, and won a freaking national championship.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I will be there||
along with two others!
|4 weeks 3 days ago||It's the flightaware.com map||
I'm guessing cities with multiple airports have a different designation on the map to account for that. Just a guess though.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||As much as mgoblog and twitter have done to placate me||
I am still terrified. Call it conditioning. Michigan is 2-12 against OSU starting since the first game I can remember. That happened to be the Dawn of Tressel and the beginning of the Dark Times. I am a graduate student and Michigan has not won a Big Ten Championship since the year facebook started. I was in seventh grade for Michigan's last great victory over OSU.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||For the record it was UofMDDS96||
Here is a link to the original thread:
He stated it would have to be after Harbaugh uttered the words "I will be the next football coach at the University of Michigan" or something to that effect. He also said if it was on a Tuesday it would have to be before 5pm. If Harbaugh truly is going to be at the basketball game on Tuesday, you'd have to imagine that would happen at some point between now and then.
Ashley's opens at 11:30am on Tuesdays, but OP said he won't be there until 8pm.
Also on the record:
hazardc promises $100 worth of Michigan made beers
LSA promises 10-15 orders of fish & chips ("perhaps")
|4 weeks 5 days ago||No one will be able to get in||
even with the students being off campus. Place will be packed to overflowing based on this blog alone. Now combine that with the massive flood of students returning early that week.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||I wouldn't mind it||
As many have mentioned, the team is in serious need of a culture change. Maybe this can be part of it.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||The 7th time...||
was even better than the 6th!
|4 weeks 6 days ago||But what do the sinks say?||
But what do the sinks say?
|5 weeks 7 hours ago||No, I'm actually robot||
No, I'm actually robot
|5 weeks 16 hours ago||I remember being furious with Ecker at the time||
What the hell was he thinking? He didn't even ATTEMPT to keep the play alive, he just dove out of bounds.
|5 weeks 18 hours ago||Not surprised by this at all if true||
But I wonder, if we are to believe you are so well-informed, why did you believe this past Monday would be the day, when virtually all the evidence indicated that the decision would not be made until after the NFL season was over?
|5 weeks 18 hours ago||Not to mention the barbarism of using two spaces after sentences||
Ugh. This isn't Columbus. This is a civilized community, people.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Um I don't think so||
he may just decide he prefers the NFL. It would be a shame in my opinion, given that if he restores the program he'd have a statue next to his idol, Bo. But in the end it's Harbaugh's decision.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||If it doesn't happen, I'm heading to my bunker||
|5 weeks 2 days ago||So if Jim Harbaugh elects to stay in the NFL||
what do we do to Gregg Henson/Jeff Moss/Steve Lorenz?
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Remember when Hoke had turned the tide of the rivalry?||
Nothing has even happened yet this time and people are claiming that we are saved and back to the top.
I know the Hoke comment was mostly treated as a joke initially but people really did start believing it after he beat OSU his first year. Everyone was claiming that Hoke's recruiting would ultimately destroy Dantonio and that OSU was just a tire fire (that was before the Urban hire but then even after the Urban hire people laughed and made comments like "wow good job hiring a coach Michigan has never lost to"). Then some random paper made rankings of Big 10 coaches and Hoke was like 4th behind Urban, Dantonio, and Bielema, and some here had the audacity to claim that Hoke would eventually beat them all...
Sorry I have to do this but seriously a reality check is in order. Last I checked Harbaugh is not our coach and Michigan is 2-6 against Dantonio and 0-3 against Meyer (1-3 if you count the Florida game...)
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Agh but none of this has happened yet! Except Herman||
and if we don't get Harbaugh we may be worse off for that, having lost a good backup option...
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Nothing has even happened yet||
and we are talking about "seismic" shifts...
|5 weeks 3 days ago||When it's official Harbaugh is staying in the NFL||
we'll talk about which of these stupid threads jinxed it, and how many decades it will take before we beat OSU again.
Last I checked Harbaugh is not the coach yet. All that has happened in the past day is that some NFL guys who had their heads in the sand finally acknowledged that Harbaugh was giving Michigan "some thought." Also some mysterious Twitter user who everyone was lambasting as a fraud just a few days ago has a thread with ~200 replies.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Hey I'm normally pretty optimistic about stuff||
except when it comes to Michigan football. I became a concious fan in 2001. Michigan has gone 2-12 against OSU during that stretch. I became a "diehard" in 2009. Michigan has beaten MSU just once since then.
This is just what I have come to expect. As an undergrad student and grad student I feel lucky to have seen one victory each over OSU and MSU in 6 years, seeing as many of those who came before me saw just one. Even then, Michigan won those games by the skin of their teeth against "down-year" rival teams.
I was in seventh grade for Michigan's last great victory over OSU.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||My prediction on what will happen?||
It will look like it's happening all the way to December 29, at which point Harbaugh schedules a press conference. All the insiders say it's happening and Brian and Sam Webb finally cave and announce that it is. Two hours before the press conference some no name NFL guy tweets that a Godfather offer has been made from the Falcons or some other random NFL team. The press conference is cancelled half an hour before. The next morning it is announced JH is staying in the NFL. Mgoblog and the city of Ann Arbor erupt in flames.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||I still have not||
The only way I will is if Jim Harbaugh himself utters the words "I will be the next coach at the University of Michigan" or something to that effect.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||If so, that doesn't bode well||
He will be getting a flurry of NFL offers pretty soon that he hasn't seen before...
|5 weeks 4 days ago||You might want to get out more often OP. Just sayin'||
|5 weeks 4 days ago||To say the "entire" fanbase wanted it is a bit extreme||
I'd guess most U-M fans were hardly aware of his wrongdoings. The crusade against Brandon, while righteous, was spearheaded by mgoblog, which still represents a minority of those who call themselves Michigan fans.
That being said, the tidal wave of bad press was surely getting to be overwhelming and the student outcries were strong. So there was really no other option.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||talk about an argument to the extreme...||
The point is the guy was already here for three and a half years. U-M already put a major investment into him and now he's going to be thrown out on the street
|5 weeks 4 days ago||This is part of the concern I have w/ the Frank Clark situation||
Not that he shouldn't have been kicked off the team and punished, but after he gets out of prison what's going to happen to him I wonder? Has he been expelled? Will he ever get a degree? Obviously his girlfriend is the victim here but what about the future? I don't think it's inconceivable that if left on his own the cycle will just be perpetuated and more people will suffer in the future just so that here in the present day we can entertain the belief that justice has been served.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||There already is a different standard though||
a lot of these guys wouldn't have the slightest chance of attending college if they weren't playing football.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Sadly if anything it worsens our chances I think||
Harbaugh will want to prove this season's failures are just an aberration.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||My prediction for this game is Harbaugh||
Let's be honest though we're going to need something to look forward to in the spring if this keeps up...
|5 weeks 6 days ago||since you have amended your wrongs||
you will be spared the justice of the mgoblog gods. This time.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||OP SUCKS! YOUR THREAD IS BAD, AND YOU SHOULD FEEL BAD||
All jokes aside I think this is a fine topic and a relief from the endless chatsports threads we had earlier. Alas, I can't comment much since I live a stone's throw from the heart of it all and have seldom been in touch with people over the last month who aren't Michigan fans but still care about sports to be plugged in on the situation.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||On a side note though||
This is decidedly not off-topic, and for that you should be chastised.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Sure, it's semantics||
But Brian doesn't usually entertain bullshitters, so it's pretty significant that he's come out in support of this guy on Twitter and given him front page blog coverage twice.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Borges was hit or miss||
His gameplans ranged from brilliant (OSU 2013) to ludicrous (Iowa 2011). With Nuss, it was nothing but "miss" after Appalachain State.
Still, the Borges opposition was because no one wanted to believe that it was Hoke himself who was incompetent. The funny thing is, I do actually buy into the theory that Hoke wanted to retain Borges after 2013 but Brandon forced him to switch.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||embed|
|5 weeks 6 days ago||This would make sense||
I don't know how Brian or anyone else would verify it but it's definitely a possibility.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Me too||
Just who are you, not TOM BRADY!? How do I know you aren't stalking me this very minute?
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Brian was asked directly on Twitter||
whether he believed Thosewhostay7's reports to be legit. He said he did.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||You are wrong. Brian has vouched for him explicitly on Twitter.||
|5 weeks 6 days ago||There is a theory that he may be directly connected to the team||
E.g. grad assistant, equipment manager, etc. There are some who suggested he may even be an athlete but the athletes themselves are not usually so reserved about keeping their identities hidden, and their twitter handles are basically their actual names.
The thing is, Brian is not usually so leniant with these kind of characters, which suggests to me there is something else in play that we are not aware of and that the players involved want to keep hidden. Brian is usually quite adamant that the fans not directly try to interact with recruits, yet Thosewhostay7 has done this on many occasions. Is it possible Brian himself has private messaged Thosewhostay7 or found some other way to verify his identity secondhand?
Also, does anyone know where Thosewhostay7 claimed that his uncle was high school friends with David Dunn and is getting info that way? I can't find it in his twitter feed. I ask this because it was mentioned before that certain former U-M athletes are currently using AthletesFirst and are potentially connected to people now work for the team/AD at Michigan.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Har||
|5 weeks 6 days ago||You're going to be deleted||
But if not I'd say it's because the info he's giving is consistent with other reports Brian has heard. E.g. Schefter's fb message today was pretty lockstep with Thosewhostay7's "text" from yesterday.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Not likely||
The credibility of thosewhostay7 is uncertain but he has not been outed as a hack yet. Brian believes the guy may be legit and it was likely our Dear Leader himself who deleted your thread.
Also Ace Williams was known for being a raving lunatic and thosewhostay7's twitter timeline suggests he's pretty temperate
|5 weeks 6 days ago||What if it's Jim Harbaugh?||
What if it's Jim Harbaugh?
|5 weeks 6 days ago||I really think if we put our minds to it we can make it to 10||
I really think if we put our minds to it we can make it to 10
|5 weeks 6 days ago||ib4d||
|5 weeks 6 days ago||First prize is a Cadillac Eldorado||
Second prize? Second prize is a set of steak knives.
And third prize is you're fired.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Whittingham has done markedly worse than Rich Rod||
in each of his first three seasons in the Pac12. He is 0-3 against RR too.
I do think he is probably the most realistic candidate at this point though.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||The alumni base and U-M admins were happy with Hoke||
that turned out really well.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Sorry you have to learn the hard way like everyone else||
but chatsports is verboten around these parts.
Would be nice if Jim came home, but chatsports isn't going to be the ones to break the news.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Absolutely not||
The current team has loads of talent. Mediocre coaches have done far more with far less. The expectations are: contend for the division title by the second or third year (i.e. be in the hunt until the OSU game), beat OSU and MSU once out of the first three years, don't be in a downward trajectory by the third year. Rich Rod wouldn't have been fired had he not gone 0-6 against MSU/OSU. Hoke wouldn't have been fired had he not won fewer games in each of his last three years.
Fan sentiment will have zero impact on the coach's performance. This is what I hate about the Rich Rod debate. I do think we should have given Rich Rod another year if only because the only alternative was Hoke (Harbaugh was and is an NFL guy). But the reason Rich Rod's defenses sucked is NOT because Justin Boren transferred to OSU.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||$8M/year for Mullen?||
Are you on acid?
|5 weeks 6 days ago||dammit this is 100% my interpretation too||
It's not happening. And it's gonna be an absolute shitshow when it plays out that way
|5 weeks 6 days ago||If I had a dime for every anecdotal "It's Happening" story||
I could pay for Harbaugh's contract myself!
Sadly the friend-of-a-friend said such-and-such rumors give me no confidence. I will believe It's Happening only when Jim Harbaugh himself utters the words "I will be the next coach at the University of Michigan" or something to that effect.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Penn State 2013 is the worst meltdown I've seen...||
Safte to say the "Harbaugh-to-Raiders" cataclysm will be orders of magnitude worse. Hard to fathom.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||mgoblog shortly after Harbaugh says he's headed to the Raiders|
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Oh the humanity...||
Granted, Colin Cowherd's "The Herd" is basically what would happen if Ace Williams was suddenly, inexplicably given a radio show by ESPN.
|6 weeks 5 hours ago||I'm Harbaugh's agent himself||
I have a written copy of the Michigan contract with Jim's signature right there at the bottom!
I could tweet a pic of it out right now but I'm gonna wait until Dec. 29 just to piss you mofos off.
|6 weeks 5 hours ago||Fire can't melt steel!||
There were all running towards the grassy knoll!
|6 weeks 5 hours ago||It goes back farther?||
It goes back farther? Who are the others who have been lost to us?
|6 weeks 6 hours ago||Actually you'd he'd have to be out of HS at this point...||
Maybe he is Peter pan? Or just dumb and can't graduate.
|6 weeks 6 hours ago||Doubtful||
Not clear why Brian gave the nod of support initially but I suspect we get at least get a semi-retraction tomorrow in searchbits XXI. It was almost certainly Brian himself who nuked the thread earlier. Not easy to both stay at the cutting edge and filter through the endless crap in the age of instant information dissemination.
|6 weeks 6 hours ago||I'm 99.9% certain that was tongue in cheek||
pretty sure it is strongly suspected that Bagheera = Baloo = LordGratham?
|6 weeks 6 hours ago||Yes chatsports is Ace Williams||
He is apparently a 17-year-old troll. Much unlike Drew Sharp, who is a well-respected journalist for that esteemed paper, the Detroit Free Press.
|6 weeks 7 hours ago||The ultimate twist||
I like it
|6 weeks 7 hours ago||Tell me about it||
this is exactly the way I feel. Yesterday Brian cites the guy saying he seems legit. Today the guy tweets a supposed text from his uncle, who is allegedly getting updates from Harbaugh's agent. Someone makes a thread about it and it's nuked within 20 minutes.
The smell test says the guy is full of it imo. Looking at his timeline he appears to be a casual fan. Who suddenly has a very key connection at the most opportune time possible.
|6 weeks 7 hours ago||You've been here since 2008||
and you post this link? Am I missing a joke here or something?
|6 weeks 7 hours ago||Here is a visual update of the situation||
|6 weeks 7 hours ago||Someone fill me in on what happened to the thosewhostay7 thread||
is the guy a fraud or no?
|6 weeks 7 hours ago||so wth happened with the ThoseWhoStay7 thread?||
I seemed to have missed why it was deleted. Yesterday Brian is citing the guy as a legit source and less than an hour ago the guy tweets an alleged text from his contact. Someone makes a thread of it, I saw it on the board, but it got nuked up clicking. Twitter is
Is the guy a fraud?
|6 weeks 8 hours ago||I agree I thought it was fantastic||
I agree I thought it was fantastic. Solid content interspersed with light humor much like his writing has always been.
|6 weeks 11 hours ago||While that might be true||
if you're going to make a claim that goes counter to about a hundred reports from just yesterday, you gotta do better than "sources."
I mean his bunghole is a source. Of crap.
|6 weeks 11 hours ago||Hes sites sources though||
Sources. You can't argue with that.
|6 weeks 12 hours ago||Nonsense. Harbaughcapella is the best||
Nonsense. Harbaughcapella is the best
|6 weeks 12 hours ago||No. Even if the OP didn't mean poorly||
this is not an okay way to express whatever sentiment is intended.
|6 weeks 12 hours ago||not okay man|
|6 weeks 13 hours ago||If it does turn out that he's just stringing us along||
the meltdown on this blog will be truly apocalyptic. Penn State 2013 will seem like a Friday posbang thread in comparison.
|6 weeks 13 hours ago||but also that he intends to coach out his contract...||
I mean there are many ways to interpret that but argh this is torture
|6 weeks 13 hours ago||"As you know I only talk||
"As you know I only talk about the job that I have" Yesss perfect response
but then when asked about coaching out his contract he says "yeah" nooooo what does this mean?
He did cough when he said "yeah" anyone else notice that did you?!
|6 weeks 14 hours ago||I interpreted LordGrantham's comment to be tongue-in-cheek||
Or is it Baloo? Hard to keep track of everyone these days...
|6 weeks 14 hours ago||After the way this coaching search has gone||
I'm almost prepared to ignore the NFL even more than I do now. I don't know how you decrease from a 0% investment but I will find a way. Actively tell others to stop watching the NFL?
|6 weeks 15 hours ago||He mentioned Mullen sure||
but it's probably mostly a guess and wishful thinking on Brian's part. There is nothing substantive to back it up and there won't be until there is a definitive answer on Harbaugh. Just a few days ago Brian was 100% certain that Les Miles was the "worst-case scenario" and 48 hours later that's apparently off the table.
I would be all for Mullen if Harbaugh turns down the offer but there are a couple things that indicate it's unlikely. Mullen has given no indication he wants to leave and wasn't a player in the Florida and Nebraska jobs at all. I know there is alleged animosity with Florida, but Mullen himself was quoted as saying it would be a "lateral move" indicating he is determined to act as if Mississippi State is a premiere program in all this drama.
In addition, Michigan was unfortunately given a bad taste of the spread offense experience the first time around, and no doubt there would be backlash if Mullen was brought in. The admins are not going to want that to happen.
|6 weeks 15 hours ago||That's what 7 years of misery will do||
Michigan fans sound desparate because they are. Michigan football has sucked pretty dang hard since Bo died. They are 2-12 against OSU in the past 14 years and even 1-6 against MSU. The legacy Bo established is fading fast. If Harbaugh is off the table, for all we know the next best option is either known mediocrity (Schiano, Addazio) or... umm... I really don't know what else. Bill Sheridan? Teryl Austin? The program needs a Renaissance and everyone is hoping that's what Jim Harbaugh can provide.
But the truth is that the average fan has no connection to this search and their actions/attidues are completely irrelevant. This saga is about Jim Harbaugh and Jim Hackett.
|6 weeks 18 hours ago||Can we not bring this up?||
This discussion will not end well...
Bottom line, it's Harbaugh's life and Harbaugh's choice. If he turns Michigan down, horrible people will act horribly and probably send hate mail etc. (certainly would have happened if Urban had turned down OSU). It doesn't lessen his great accomplishments here and in the NFL.
That being said he will be a deity if he comes.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||I didn't take 280 but I know many people who did...||
As you say the opinions vary quite a bit but they average out to "it's hard but managable." If you want to be a CS major you will take 281 after 280, and more often than not people think 281 is the significantly harder course. So consider that in the future you may be in this situation again but with a much more "killer" course. More often than not 280 is the litnus test for 281 (moreso than 183 being the litnus test for 280).
Imo if you don't have many other really time consuming obligations I'd say it's managable and I know people who have managed similar class schedules. If you're really concerned about GPA (meaning basically if you want to do med school or be a Rhodes Scholar, etc.) you might consider trying to spread your curriculum out a little more but in the end it's up to you. I would highly encourage the CS minor, as I took 183 towards the end of my curriculum and loved it; I'm a grad student in the sciences and incorporate a significant amount of coding into my research and wish that I had had the time and schedule spaace to take 280/281.
Either way don't fret over it too much, it'll work itself out in the end :)
|6 weeks 1 day ago||1. Harbaugh could actually come||
2. This thread is taken down
3. This thread is put back up IF Harbaugh actually comes here
I will believe it when I see Jim Harbaugh himself speak the words "I am leaving the 49ers to coach the Michigan Wolverines" or something to that effect.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||At Stanford and Cal||
Nobel Prize winners are honored at the games. The thing is, as you mentioned, Michigan does this at every timeout, and you're not exactly going to have enough Nobel winners for that even if you're Harvard or Trinity College. A big issue is recognizability. Consider that being inducted into the National Academy of Sciences is a huuuge deal in the academic world, but the average fan probably doesn't know or care about the NAS. On the other hand, literally everyone knows about the NFL and the Olympics...
I do think this is a great idea though and could potentially even improve the public's poor awareness of academic professionalism.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||It's kinda crazy to think about||
but honestly there is no way Dave Brandon would have been removed without the protest in front of the president's house and of couse the email story. Brian/mgoblog is a force to be reckoned with.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Plan B = Seppoku||
Michigan stadium is demolished and the football program is disbanded. Schembechler hall is turned into a study lounge.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||He's undefeated in the Big House! (2-0)||
Although he's also 0-3 against Rich Rod...
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Not saying Michigan will get any of those guys||
but why did Rich Rod leave West Virginia? Why did Beilema leave Wisconsin?
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Kyle Whittingham?||
I maintain he is the only thing standing between Michigan and Schiano/Addazio.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Not that I'm taking the opposite stance||
but letting players take money from outside sources brings about 50 new layers of regulations, like most other major overhauls that have been suggested. The SEC bag men will come out of the shadows and start making deals with recruits for hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars.
The only course of action that doesn't just kick the can further down the road is to abolish the NCAA and establish a minor league organization of power 5 schools, with the football and basketball teams becoming separate entities from the school, connected in name only. Athletes sign contracts instead of scholarships. Money is funneled towards players and away from Taj Mahal track & field/volleyball/lacrosse facilities and scholarships. The football and basketball teams donate revenue back to the University in exchange for using the University's name. The winners are the superstar high school footballers, the losers are athletes from non-revenue sports.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||He is waiting because he thinks he will get more retweets||
if he announces tomorrow morning. If he announces now it could die overnight.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Well, almost||
I was thinking the same thing, but then I realized that unlike when I was 5, I foresee the possiblity that I wake up in the morning and I find out that Santa is dead and all the toys in the world have been incinerated. So not quite the same...
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Well the first time around||
Michigan did hire one of the hottest coaches in the country who was allegedly Alabama's #1 choice before Saban.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Based on their twitter feeds||
Based on their twitter feeds this appears to be what happened
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Looking closer, the source appears to be Greg Henson fluff||
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Oh please don't even joke about this||
I still have nightmares
|6 weeks 3 days ago||I know what would happen||
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Okay I'll give you credit||
you managed to come up with a worse scenario than Schiano. And I have Schiano below "crowd-souched coaching via Twitter".
Still better than Addazio though imo
|6 weeks 3 days ago||If Lorenz is right||
the "worst case scenario" is a lot more terrible than Brian or most of the others here assume. A domino effect, whereby Harbaugh turns us down - followed by Miles, Mullen, and Mora all choosing to stay put - would not surprise me. Stoops was never a likely candidate to begin with, nor is Gundy. The admins would turn their noses at Beilema, and Cutcliffe allegedly is already out (and old). Narduzzi is determined to die as Dantonio's DC, so the only thing standing between us and a Schiano/Addazio apocalypse is... Kyle Whittingham?
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Although I missed the live action||
this was a great idea. Very informative and entertaining. Thanks Brian!
|6 weeks 5 days ago||actually I'm pretty sure Manwe acted alone on this one||
So if you've got a gripe take it to Taniquetil
|6 weeks 5 days ago||At least then there was hope||
if we hire Schiano or something it could be much worse
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Not sure where your optimism about 2015 is coming from||
we all begged for 2013 to be over last year (despite nearly winning the national championship in basketball) but 2014 was undeniably worse. I would be optimistic if December 31, 2013 is followed by January 1, 1997, but this 'aint the 90s anymore...
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Well Bielein is great at developing under the radar guys||
so.. we'll see? I mean truthfully it's hard to not trust Bielein at this point but when the rest of the top programs out there are raking in 5 stars and Michigan is sitting on nothing... well I'm not resting easy
|6 weeks 5 days ago||They are already fighting an uphill battle||
it's going to be an ugly season most likely
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Good thing we have a great fresh crop of new recruits coming in||
|6 weeks 5 days ago||softball baby||
8 straight B1G championships
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Which will happen first||
Army beats Navy or Michigan beats OSU?
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Maybe we're just a softball||
Maybe we're just a softball school?
|7 weeks 3 days ago||This coaching search will be||
This coaching search will be the death of me
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Wow||
Game over then. He's headed to Oakland. I wonder what the hell happened exactly.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||As far as I'm concerned it's already been a long month||
|7 weeks 4 days ago||I wouldn't call it giving up in the least bit||
He can remain in the NFL and win a Super Bowl like his brother, but then what?
Or he can return to his alma mater and restore the legacy of his former coach and mentor. Ushering in a Michigan football Renaissance and a new age of glory. He can become a legend, immortalized in bronze outside Schembechler-Harbaugh Hall.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah um Rutger's wasn't playing in the 90s B1G||
With U-M, OSU, Wiscy, etc. all at relative peaks. They were in the Big East.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||As long as he needs||
It may kill me, but as long as he needs.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||The universe is neither benign nor hostile||
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Hate to project negativity, I just have this sickening feeling||
that everything is going to fall through and Michigan is going to strike out on Harbaugh, Miles, Stoops, Mullen, and every other viable coaching candidate.
They may not end up with Steve Addazio, but really it wouldn't shock me. Meanwhile OSU is on the brink of a national championship with their 50 year old coach. Who rode his 2nd and 3rd string QBs to a B1G championship behind an offensive line as young as Michigan's. And is 3-0 against Michigan at OSU.
OSU went out and got their big-name hire, Alabama went out and got their big-name hire, and look where they are now. If/when Michigan strikes out and we're wallowing in despair 5 years from now, with an 8-game losing streak to OSU, that's all you'll need to say to understand why.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Tressel was a shot in the dark||
He is the exception and not the rule. Sometimes you get lucky, but most of the time you don't.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||If Michigan doesn't get Harbaugh, Miles, or Stoops||
that'll speak huge volumes of the state of Michigan vs. OSU right now.
When they needed to, OSU went out and got their first choice coach. Now they are on the brink of a national championship, with just 3 losses in 3 years and 3-0 vs. Michigan. Meyer is 50 years old. If Hackett chokes and loses out on all the top candidates, Michigan likely won't be competitive with OSU for a generation.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||I totally agree||
Remember back in 2012 when ND was undefeated yet everyone knew they were a farce? They were still ranked #1 ahead of Alabama. We're basically in the same situation today with FSU yet the voters seem content to put them at #3.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Cardale Jones is 10/13 for 211 yards, 2 TDs, 0 INTs||
OSU is going to win the NCG with their 3rd string QB and Michigan is going to hire Greg Schiano.
|8 weeks 8 hours ago||Is this true?||
I know nothing about the situation so I can't tell if it's in jest/sarcasm...
And is it in reference to the mysterious "factions" that are said to have developed when Rich Rod came to Ann Arbor?
|8 weeks 1 day ago||It's called the Big Leagues||
It works like that everywhere, e.g. Golden Parachutes in the financial industry. A coach is like a CEO, and all CEOs get generous buyouts. The graduate assistants on Hoke's staff don't get a buyout.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||I mean, I would give my right kidney for this to happen||
but I'd still rather just get Harbaugh now.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||THE_KNOWLEDGE predicted an 11-1 season this year||
|8 weeks 3 days ago||We'll always have...||
Under the Lights I, OSU '11, MSU '12, and fuck it, even OSU '13.
God I wish we could have that game back. But in spite of the loss I do think I'll always remember it as one of the greatest Michigan football games I've ever been to. We started the day with no hope at all, nothing. As we were tailgating beforehand, I yelled to my already drunk friend, "Where are we going after the game?" His response: "If we lose, Charley's, but IF WE WIN WE'LL BE BURNIN' THIS TOWN TO THE GROUND".
Then Gardner threw that first bubble screen that went for 80-whatever yards and the game was on... each time OSU scored I expected Michigan to call it quits and pack it in, but against all odds they responded, time after time, and I lost all control of myself as I embraced the possibility of the impossible...
On the final drive there were several times where it seemed all hope was lost, yet Gardner brought us all the way down the field for the final TD... and then... and then the entire world hinged on the edge of an Al Borges 2-pt conversion call. Seconds from sheer nirviana, we waited for the snap... Gardner dropped back, threw the ball... and then darkness. Nothing but darkness. It's cold. I am cold. We are all cold.
The town of Ann Arbor did not burn that night. Fire Hoke.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Don't blame me I voted for||
Don't blame me I voted for McFarlin