"He's a hard worker, and he watched me and Tim (Hardaway Jr.) and Nik (Stauksas) put work in to become (first-round picks), and I'm just happy he's getting better," Burke said. "It's great for the program, too. It shows what type of program the University of Michigan is and the direction it continues to go in."
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|14 weeks 5 days ago||I am slightly more worried||
I am slightly more worried about the Mitch McGary comment than others seem to be. If Mitch has really made his decision, doesn't that suggest he is leaving? If he already decided to stay for another year, why wouldn't he have already said that? If he has already decided, but is keeping the decision quiet, that makes me nervous. (Then again, the Horford transfer does, to me, suggest Mitch is returning.)
|24 weeks 5 days ago||Indiana went 18-0 in the||
Indiana went 18-0 in the 1975-76 and 1974-75 seasons.
|27 weeks 6 days ago||To clarify, I agree with most||
To clarify, I agree with most of the comments that this is still Gardner's job to lose, but I think it is worth discussing because I think the competition is more open than it was under Borges, simply because Nussmeier is less familiar with the two. I also think tat this could mean Gardner is on a shorter leash if he struggles and we might see Morris go in for a few drives if things aren't going well.
I also agree that Gardner was not really the issue in 2013. Fix the offensive line and Gardner will be great.
|41 weeks 10 hours ago||A friend and I, while on||
A friend and I, while on study abroad, drew a block M and wrote "Go Blue" in black marker on a railing on the top level of the Eiffel Tower. Wherever you go . . .
|41 weeks 3 days ago||Right. There is obviously a||
Right. There is obviously a problem that people are buying tickets and not showing up (on time). I'm saying only that the proposed solution has some significant drawbacks, especially in the longterm.
|41 weeks 3 days ago||Lower prices for student||
Lower prices for student tickets are a good idea. The idea that students should already be 100% invested in the football team if they want to buy tickets is flawed. One reason that student tickets are lower, among other reasons, is that it allows people who are not fans to take a chance in buying tickets for a reasonable fee and then, hopefully, those students will become fans for life. This is exactly what happened to me. Unlike some on this board, I never grew up a Michigan fan. In fact, I didn't follow college football at all and only knew Michigan was any good because other people told me when I mentioned I was attending UM for college. Nevertheless, I bought tickets because they were cheap and if I didn't like it, it wasn't a huge waste of money, because I knew I would go once or twice to try it out. After my first game (which, by the way, was Appalachian State), I was hooked. In all my time at Michigan, I missed exactly one half of football, because I was taking the LSAT. I go back at least once a year for a game in person and watch every game on TV. I am an example of student prices doing exactly what they are supposed to do: bring in new fans who will be loyal for life (and willing to pay more down the road).
|41 weeks 3 days ago||Next Sunday, October 13th.||
Next Sunday, October 13th.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Lady Wolverines||
There is no such team as the "Lady Wolverines." Unlike our Big Ten comrades at Penn State, Michigan does not assign different mascot names based on whether the teams are male or female. All Michigan teams are equally the "Wolverines."
|2 years 4 weeks ago||Thanks for the awesome||
Thanks for the awesome summary! I'm glad I posted this thread if only because I got to read this summary and get caught up. And request granted--I won't hold this against UVA anymore. I hope they reinstate her.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||GO BLUE!||
Bottom of the 7th. Let's Go Blue!
|2 years 9 weeks ago||MGoSoftball, for those of us far||
MGoSoftball, for those of us far less in the know than you, can we get a mid-week report on what to expect against Alabama so we know what to pay attention to when we watch and so we know how to intelligently brag. Sadly, my knowledge of this team comes up short after the names Chidester, Evans, and Lane.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||Can someone explain why there||
Can someone explain why there are so many empty seats at an NCAA tournament game (especially with UM playing)? Is this normal?
|2 years 23 weeks ago||I clearly jumped the gun with||
I clearly jumped the gun with my "could we lose the Big Ten!?" post yesterday. Here is my penance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnHmskwqCCQ
|2 years 23 weeks ago||3-0 is awesome, MGoSoftball,||
3-0 is awesome, MGoSoftball, but we have all gotten a little spoiled. With the close wins, is it time to start getting concerned? With Nebraska in the conference now are we even at risk of not winning the B1G this year? I am hoping we dominate the conference again and can focus on trying to have a strong postseason, but I am getting a little nervous.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||VT is 2-1||
Virginia Tech won the 1995 Sugar Bowl against against Texas 28-10. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1995_Sugar_Bowl_(December)
They lost in 2000 to to FSU, 46-29. They also lost to Auburn in 2005, 16-13.
That makes their average margin of defeat less than 2 pts. That should go up a lot when we play them though.
|2 years 40 weeks ago||Superlatives||
Superlatives always invite challenges, so let me try to find a coach who might be more unprofessional than Jim Harbaugh.
This is tough . . .
How about Mark Dantonio, allowing his players to commit six personal fould, including some obviously egregious attacks. Meanwhile, Dantonio argues the penalty calls and refuses to discipline his players.
But you're right, a coach being excited about a win is the most outrageous thing I've ever seen.
|2 years 40 weeks ago||You should tell your company||
You should tell your company that quote is a verb, so you can only provide your "Favorite Quotation."
But "The Team, The Team, The Team" is much better. GTFOMC was awesome, but who wants a quotation about Little Brother? Focus it on UM.
|3 years 12 weeks ago||Superregionals||
MGoSoftball, can you explain how teams get picked to host regionals/superregionals? I'm going to be in Ann Arbor during superregionals and was sort of assuming I'd get to see the softball team play. Is that probably not going to happen?
|3 years 21 weeks ago||Thanks for the updates. Keep||
Thanks for the updates. Keep em coming!
|3 years 22 weeks ago||9-0||
9-0 now with a 3-0 victory over UMass. Gametracker is messed up, but you can confirm the score on the UMass Athletics website.
|3 years 22 weeks ago||"Mascot"||
In other news, Michigan does not have a "mascot" but thanks.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||Carr won a national||
Carr won a national championship. I understand a lot of people on this board are frustrated with the state of recruiting when he left, but let's not make him out to be Satan's spawn, okay?
|3 years 28 weeks ago||Chuck Heater||
I haven't read anyone's thoughts here about Chuck Heater, though I have seen his name brought up elsewhere. I actually think he could be a really good option, given his defensive and recruiting background. He played at Michigan with DB and has a background as an assistant in the midwest (OSU, Wisconsin, and ND). Since he wasn't retained at Florida now that Meyer is gone, I think he could be a great snag.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||Not at a place like Alabama,||
Not at a place like Alabama, but at schools like HLS, YLS, Stanford, and Michigan you are still getting a very good job when you graduate.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||To be fair, the OP was not||
To be fair, the OP was not asking for people to list their coaching preferences, it is just what happened. I still want an answer to the OP.
|3 years 29 weeks ago||Well, heck, call me old||
Well, heck, call me old fashioned, but if UConn beats OU in a BCS game, I'd say that would count as a signature win.
But to answer the OP, almost certainly not.
|3 years 31 weeks ago||I'd love this plus the ND game||
First of all, all this UGA instead of ND talk seems to be premised on the idea that we can't or shouldn't be playing more than one solid non-conference game a year. We've done it before and we'll do it again and I have no reason to see why this shouldn't be one of those times. The only important factor is that we schedule UGA at home a year when ND is away, so we have a stable number of home games.
Second, I think some of the fans have been far too quick to knock the ND game. In my opinion, it is a wonderful tradition that grabs national attention (even in years such as the Toilet Bowl, ND-UM is a big deal). The history behind the rivalry means a lot to many fans and is even well-known to casual observers. I think we should do our best to keep ND on the schedule.
|3 years 31 weeks ago||Northwestern?||
I wouldn't just concede that Northwestern is "academically superior." Particularly when it is qualified as "world-class," it might be good to expand your research beyond the slop US News and World Report throws in front of you.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||You need to CC this, lest||
You need to CC this, lest everyone lose control.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||Cornell, really?||
S.U.N.Y. Ithaca? Why?