Coaches' timeouts are worse. Basketball teams should get one, full stop.
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|6 days 22 hours ago||Make them hit a single pole||
Make them hit a single pole instead of splitting uprights, problem solved.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Don't give us too much credit for last year||
This time last year, there were all kinds of complaints, largely about Trey Burke! I don't think a single person here had a final four run in mind on Feb 12, 2013.
|4 weeks 7 hours ago||Beat State||
that game will essentially be a conference championship game
|6 weeks 23 hours ago||It's also correct||
It's also correct
|7 weeks 1 day ago||They should replace the goal||
They should replace the goal posts with a goal pole. Just a single post. Hit it and you score.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Pets.com wasn't even a||
Pets.com wasn't even a failure yet 15 years ago. Therefore, your statement is invalid.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||M 30 - Minny 9||
National Championship: Georgia over Stanford, 36-32
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Green River, Utah is close to||
Green River, Utah is close to some of the best desolation this planet has to offer; Moab, Sleeping Ute, Canyonlands, etc. Even though you could die there, it was probably worth it.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||If I ever hatch an evil-genius plan to take over the world||
I would like permission to use your thread title to announce my apocalypse, and in exchange I promise to do it right here on mgoblog.
|32 weeks 3 days ago||Nicely done||
I see what you did there
|33 weeks 8 hours ago||La Potee des Halles||
Great little place for dinner. It's at 3 Rue Etienne Marcel.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||They should focus on basketball for a while||
Fixing the football situation is easy: drop M and OSU in the same division, move the championship game to a home stadium and go to a 9 game conference schedule, 10 if they expand further. In general, football is already well monetized.
Basketball is not, and the Big Ten is a dominant basketball conference. I bet if they expanded the B1G-ACC Challenge into a full blown conference wide tournament, broadcast on BTN and the ACC Network, they could make a lot of TV money and eliminate a bunch of body bag pre-conference season games. Two weekends in December plus the week in between, after finals and before the decent bowls start. I would watch that.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Arizona||
Everything to lose and nothing to gain is Dave Brandon's wheelhouse.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Try this if that didn't work||
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Word. This should have been on saturday night||
I forgot about the game altogether until I saw this thread.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||This idea will seem downright bland, although familiar,||
after you see what they are doing in Moscow for the 2018 World Cup. If one particular stadium actually gets built as planned, it would set a good precedent for this Silverdome concept.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Michigan Stadium goes 4 weeks||
Michigan Stadium goes 4 weeks in 2012, then 3 weeks in 2013 without a game in late September/early October. Whats up with that, are they clearing out the great weather weekends for weddings?
|2 years 27 weeks ago||I think LSU's tempo drill was a big failure||
The winning strategy appeared to be all the fat guys lay down on the field when you get tired.
This worked out pretty well for LSU in the first half, since there is apparently no rule against that kind of delay tactic in college football.
|2 years 33 weeks ago||Great Idea||
I have one suggestion. A section for reader input, whether wiki-style or stream of mgoconsciousness for each play would allow the community to chime in with thier own insights, etc in a way that has not been possible outside of real time live blogs.
I'm imagining two scenarios. One, Brian UFR's a play and says, "I think ...(something)... but the coaches may say something different in the comments" Let the coachy types comment right there, specific to that moment, and make us all smarter.
Two, a certain moment in the game induces a seismic shift in someone's personal philosophy, or maintains their status quo, which was previously in considerable peril. Like when Greg Mathews caught that TD on the wheel route against State in '07, or Braylonfest; or conversely when Appy State and then Dennis Dixon tore away the curtain earlier in '07; some enlightened mgouser probably remembers, "It was at this point that I realized ..." Let us all witness the moment and perhaps be enlightened ourselves.
Just a thought. And speaking of considerable peril:
|2 years 34 weeks ago||Brian hates Willie Heston so much||
|2 years 34 weeks ago||Exactly||
The surprising thing would be if the 2nd and 4th quarters were not a teams two worst defensive quarters, wrt to scoring defense.
On M's 2nd quarter flops, I think opponents spent the first quarter deploying their general gameplan and found the one or two easiest ways to eat up massive yardage. Then, they spent the 2nd quarter just eating up the yardage while we were powerless to stop them. RR/Gerg made some half time adjustments, and it was still bad but not as bad.
|2 years 34 weeks ago||Will Campbell||
Then Kenny Demens, then Carvin Johnson/Marvin Robinson.
|2 years 34 weeks ago||Please, thanks||
|2 years 35 weeks ago||Very good offense, piss poor defense. Why is it hard to accept?||
Arguing that Michigan's offense was not good enough, especially in that Wisconsin game, is like arguing that the moon should outshine the sun. It is absurd.
Even in the first half, the offense had two drives that would have been considered successful if they were delivered by a team that bothered to field a defense.
Possession 1: 1st and 10 from our one yard line, 35 yard drive and a punt to flip the field position
Possession 2: 50+ yard drive into the red zone earning a field goal attempt
Possessions 3 and 4: 3 & out resulting almost directly from a case of butter fingers.
In the third quarter the offense caught fire and scored as such.
RR did not suck at everything. At MIchigan, RR sucked at fielding a defense. RR sucked at fielding a kicking unit. He was fired because of the defense. He is legitimately very good at fielding an offense, and did so at Michigan.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||specific to recruiting||
"...gets it done in the classroom"
|2 years 49 weeks ago||Thanks Johnny, love your||
Thanks Johnny, love your writing.
|2 years 51 weeks ago||Michigan's program was going in the sink regardless of Webber||
Take a step back and look at the whole picture. Michigan had indeed lost institutional control of the program; lots of kids got money from Ed Martin. The fact that Webber lied to a Grand Jury is independent of UM.
Our own emotional need to pick a single scapegoat should not cloud the fact that many factors played into the demise of our hoops program, from Ed Martin working outside the rules, to Martin getting into actual legal trouble, to the program and University ignoring outside influences to players, etc.
I find it almost impossible to blame the kids for these types of issues, especially just one of several kids who "broke" rules.
|3 years 8 weeks ago||Reading coverage and finding passing lanes||
Reading coverage and finding passing lanes are his issues in the pocket. If Hoke can build in those skills, then great! Denard has the work ethic to learn and improve at anything. His height will always be an issue, but Troy Smith was short too. Chances are probably low that it works out, but Denard has made one quantum leap already; maybe he has another in him.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||May Jim Harbaugh have success in the NFL..||
But may he also spend the rest of his days being followed around by Michigan fans wearing our darkest blue M gear head to toe, silently staring at him like sad zombies.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||You're supposed to just know||
You're supposed to just know that Brady was the equivalent of a four star back then.