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|3 hours 23 min 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.
|3 hours 54 min 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.
|4 hours 4 min 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.
|7 hours 58 min 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...
|19 hours 39 min ago||You might want to get out more often OP. Just sayin'||
|1 day 7 hours 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.
|1 day 7 hours 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
|1 day 9 hours 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.
|1 day 9 hours 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.
|1 day 19 hours ago||Sadly if anything it worsens our chances I think||
Harbaugh will want to prove this season's failures are just an aberration.
|2 days 7 hours 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...
|2 days 17 hours ago||since you have amended your wrongs||
you will be spared the justice of the mgoblog gods. This time.
|2 days 18 hours 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.
|2 days 18 hours ago||On a side note though||
This is decidedly not off-topic, and for that you should be chastised.
|2 days 18 hours 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.
|2 days 18 hours 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.
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|2 days 20 hours ago||This would make sense||
I don't know how Brian or anyone else would verify it but it's definitely a possibility.
|2 days 20 hours ago||Me too||
Just who are you, not TOM BRADY!? How do I know you aren't stalking me this very minute?
|2 days 20 hours ago||Brian was asked directly on Twitter||
whether he believed Thosewhostay7's reports to be legit. He said he did.
|2 days 20 hours ago||You are wrong. Brian has vouched for him explicitly on Twitter.||
|2 days 20 hours 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.
|2 days 20 hours ago||Har||
|2 days 20 hours 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.
|2 days 21 hours 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
|2 days 21 hours ago||What if it's Jim Harbaugh?||
What if it's Jim Harbaugh?
|2 days 21 hours 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
|2 days 22 hours ago||ib4d||
|2 days 23 hours ago||First prize is a Cadillac Eldorado||
Second prize? Second prize is a set of steak knives.
And third prize is you're fired.
|2 days 23 hours 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.