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|12 hours 38 min ago||One of my direct reports is||
One of my direct reports is there today. (Of course, he is a reitred Army colonel). As far as the bucket list, it's cold out today and it usually is for this game.
|6 days 7 hours ago||Speight, O'Korn, Isaacs,||
Speight, O'Korn, Isaacs, Morris can all go pro if they were so inclined.
|6 days 12 hours ago||Looking at MGoBlue, it looks||
Looking at MGoBlue, it looks like they're gearing up to sell tix. I'm guessing there'll be multiple options for getting tix and that doesn't include buying directly from the
|6 days 17 hours ago||Well, one good thing about||
Well, one good thing about going to the Orange Bowl, my brother-in-law and mother-in-law are moving to Coral Gables tomorrow. I guess that gives me a reason for a visit -- and who's going to complain about whether about 40 degrees better than where I would otherwise be,
|6 days 17 hours ago||No one will say it, but I'm||
No one will say it, but I'm pretty sure Speight got hurt sometime in the first half. He was doing fine -- and then all of a sudden, he looked like Speight version 2015. Obviously no one was going to say it, but if you look at his ability to throw downfield after the early part of the Iowa game, something was up (or down, as some may put it).
|6 days 17 hours ago||Clemson's non-conference||
Clemson's non-conference schedule did include Auburn, but it also included Troy, South Carolina State and South Carolina. Better than UW's but nothing to write home about. They also could have easily lost 3-4 games. If I were on the committee, I'd be having a Michigan-OSU rematch and a UW-Alabama game. I suspect that result would match most of the computers' numbers. Sagarin, for example, has it that way.
|1 week 14 hours ago||To be fair the minutes issue||
To be fair the minutes issue against Va Tech was related to Wagner being sick all day.
|1 week 16 hours ago||Earlier this week I made a||
Earlier this week I made a deal with my Virginia Tech friend. I told him we would let Va Tech beat us in basketball, and he would guarantee a blow out of Clemson. He took the deal. We delivered on our part of the bargain, so we can safely assume Clemson is no longer an issue.
|1 week 2 days ago||When talking Bama offensive||
When talking Bama offensive coordinators, I seem to recall a guy named Nussmeier. That worked out well.
|1 week 2 days ago||Nate Silver went to N'western||
Nate Silver went to N'western and based on a conversation I had with him sometime ago, it's clear he's not a fan of the Maize and Blue. Whether that factored into the estimate I'll let others decide.
|1 week 4 days ago||Knowing Harbaugh, if he||
Knowing Harbaugh, if he agreed to do it, he'd do it a week before classes began and he'd take the team there for a full week including the obligatory trip to Pearl Harbor and a day at Waikiki surrounding practices.
|1 week 6 days ago||BTW, am I the only one who||
BTW, am I the only one who thinks 88 was holding on the play???? Of course, why would they ever call a penalty after ignoring all the other indiscretions.
|1 week 6 days ago||It would help if PSU won an||
It would help if PSU won an ugly, poorly played game on Saturday. I think Wisconsin, with a solid win, stays ahead of Michigan because they lost a close one to Michigan on the road. PSU, on the other hand, got blown out.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||You forgot Morris will lead||
You forgot Morris will lead the sweep a couple of times - or play wide receiver.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Wisconsin "wins". First||
Wisconsin "wins". First tiebreaker eliminates Nebraska and Minnesota -- Wisconsin and Iowa would be 2-1 against the other three. Then Wisconsin advances because it beat Iowa.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I'll take the over on that.||
I'll take the over on that.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||That and the potential for||
That and the potential for snow and gale force winds.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I was on a Northwest 737 that||
I was on a Northwest 737 that had just landed at Metro. I called my Father-in-law to alert him to head out to pick up my wife and me. He told me, I told my wife, folks near me heard me, and within seconds I think the whole plane knew and there was an unusual quiet as we disembarked.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I guess the lack of||
I guess the lack of linebackers was why they were only able to manage a field goal and a garbage time TD.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Bring back Rich Rod's||
Bring back Rich Rod's playbook with Peppers at QB. :-)
|3 weeks 5 days ago||The Third Down call that I||
The Third Down call that I would have made was to put Jabrill in the game and have him pass. Everyone would have been looking for the sweep. If he started as if it was a sweep and then stopped with a pass, I'd like the chances that there'd have been a wide open receiver.
|4 weeks 12 hours ago||haplesswisconsin -- one word||
haplesswisconsin -- one word -- late sixties. I believe they weny a couple of years without a win.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||I was at a baseball||
I was at a baseball conference in Scottsdale when the news broke. I was so happy that I just wanted there to be a break so I could tell everyone. I also remember the report that day that Jack Harbaugh was quoted as saying he thought Jim might be interested. From that point on, I thought "It's Happening".
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Crap. I'm speaking at a||
Crap. I'm speaking at a conference in Scottsdale that afternoon. With a noon kickoff, the game would have been over when I was scheduled to speak. Now I'll miss half the game.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Hoke to MSU -- I'm all in.||
Hoke to MSU -- I'm all in.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Rudy T was one of my favorite||
Rudy T was one of my favorite Michigan athletes, perhaps because I did play pick-up with him once and was one of the Daily's basketball writers when he was a senior. I will say, however, that a few of his rebounds were suspect. One night, covering a game, I did nothing but note how many touches various guys had after missed shots. Virtually every Michigan player was credited with a couple of more rebounds than seemed plausible based on my counts.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||If Oklahoma wants out of the||
If Oklahoma wants out of the 12, this makes no sense. Every Nebraska fan I know says their biggest regret is the loss of their rivalry game with Oklahoma.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Re Maryland, they have had||
Re Maryland, they have had one of the easiest schedules in the nation. They went to OT with UCF. Sure they routed Purude. That's Purdue whose biggest win came against Nevada. That's Nevada, the same team that Hawaii routed this past weekend. Let's see how they fare against a legit B1G team.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||It's more than fun. It gives||
It's more than fun. It gives opposing coaches more to think about - and i wouldn't be surprised if at some point they line up that way, break out and go for two.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||UM 4th -- up from 5th -- in||
UM 4th -- up from 5th -- in coaches poll. Of note, Colorado is 23.