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|5 days 21 hours ago||I can't believe it. A||
I can't believe it. A coaching thread that's 16 posts long and no one has mentioned Narduzzi?
|6 days 6 hours ago||My understanding is that at||
My understanding is that at least VandeKellen resigned before he could be fired.
|6 days 7 hours ago||Big Ten East has the||
Big Ten East has the potential to be a death division. Ohio, Michigan and Sparty means at best PSU gets to the Big Ten Championship game every several years. Penn State might also be the Big Ten school hurt the most in recruiting by the addition of Maryland and Rutgers. Where once that was fertile recruiting territory for Penn State, the competition for the top players is going to be harder. O'Brien is getting full support right now, but in five years if PSU is not a dominant power, the fan base will be more unhappy with him than a certain fan base is with its offensive coordinator.
|1 week 4 days ago||I like the Yard House in||
I like the Yard House in Scottsdale's Fashion Square. It has about 100 beers in tap and the appetizers - really like the Spring rolls - are really good. Also like Blue Adobe Grill in Mesa (not far from Tempe).
|1 week 5 days ago||Didn't Michigan offer Rosen||
Didn't Michigan offer Rosen but essentially get rebuffed?
|1 week 5 days ago||i||
IPad messed up - sorry for the double post
|1 week 5 days ago||There's only a two hour time||
There's only a two hour time difference between Tempe and the East Coast when the east is on Standard time. So game time in Tempe will be 8:15 pm.
|1 week 6 days ago||KC Star is reporting KSU||
KC Star is reporting KSU versus Michigan in Tempe.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||That's what I'm rooting for.||
That's what I'm rooting for. 42-0.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||National Championship. Nuff||
National Championship. Nuff said.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Lombardozzi is not garbage,||
Lombardozzi is not garbage, but he's not someone you need to trade for. Justin Turner was just nontendered and is probably a better fielder, worse hitter than Lombardozzi, but slightly more versatile. Krol profiles best as a LOOGY and still has control issues. If money weren't an issue, there are a dozen guys out there who profile better -- indeed, one of those guys will likely sign with the Nats before February rolls around. Lack of a reliable lefty was one of Washington's weaknesses last year and while Krol helped, no one viewed him as an answer. I've done more reading on Ray since last night, and am somewhat more positive about him. He was low ranked coming into the 2013 season, but his stock is on the rise. Baseballamerica.com ranked him fifth in Washington's minor league organization; www.baseballhq.com was prepared to release its Washington organization ranking with him as number six before last night's trade. That said, Ray was at best Washington's third best pitching prospect behind Lucas Giolito and AJ Cole and was also considered behind guys like Tanner Roark, Taylor Jordan and Nathan Karns all of whom got starts for Washington last season. I also understand the Tigers coveted Jordan but the Nats refused to include him in the deal.
As for Fister, his sabremetric numbers are off the chart. They are arguably among the ten best in baseball over the last three years. While someone said that he's gotten worse over the past couple of years, the stats belie that sentiment. Yes, his surface numbers are slightly in decline, but that's been due to bad luck. His percentage of balls in play that end in hits was elevated the last two years over typical levels. Looking at his supporting skills, they have been extremely stable, and he would have been in better shape in 2014 with the Tigers' improved infield defense -- Fister is one of the best ground ball pitchers around.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I'm now hearing that the||
I'm now hearing that the ?Tigers are getting Ian Krol, rather than Storen, along with Lombardozzi and Ray. Not at all impressed with the return, but we won't know if I'm right for a couple of years.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||At best||
He's number 4 in Washington-- Strasburg, Gio Gonzalaz, Zimmermann.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I'm hearing Storen along wih||
I'm hearing Storen along wih Lombardozzi and Ray. Storen has had success as a closer -- until game five of the 2012 NLDS. Lombardozzi is a good utility player. Ray is a longshot to ever have more than a cup of coffee in the majors.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I believe before Michigan can||
I believe before Michigan can hire another assistant coach, a current coach has to go. The NCAA has limits on the number of assistants.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I suspect that we now know||
I suspect that we now know how Ohio fans felt during the Cooper years. As the old line goes, this too shall pass. If one looks at the experience index, next year Michigan should be the more experienced team. Indeed, I recall watching the WMU opener and whoever was the play-by-play guy being stunned when he found out how inexperienced Michigan was.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I have been following||
I have been following football since before Bo was hired and even had the privilege of covering Michigan football for a couple of years while I was on the Daily -- yeah, 24-12; I worked the game for ABC. I found about this site while watching the Horror in a bar. I have followed it religiously ever since and have learned more about football in that period than in the entire 40 years before. I also write for a fantasy baseball site. Keeping the content fresh and timely -- and sane -- is no easy task. The team at MgoBlog does a phenomenal job of doing just that -- and I'm sure that is a testament to Brian's leadership. I don't always agree with the guys, but if we all did, then this wouldn't be nearly as good a site as it is.
This year has been extremely disappointing. I shared the apathy that clearly influenced the Monday column. I spent the latter part of the week watching clips of underdogs prevailing in an effort to get psyched for The Game and didn't really succeed, but while losing is never a satisfactory outcome, I feel like I think I would have felt if Michigan hadn't made the miraculous comeback in the first UTL -- disappointed but not upset. For the first time since Notre Dame, I have a sense that things will get better -- regardless of who's the OC. After all we're just 11 points away from a BCS bid -- and we're not Florida!
Thanks to Ace, Heiko, Seth, Brandon et al! Many thanks Brian!!! Go BLUE!!!!!!!
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Narduzzi to Rutgers?!||
Narduzzi to Rutgers?!
|3 weeks 1 day ago||We're going wildcat and/or||
We're going wildcat and/or Gardner's back to wide receiver.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Googling would help you||
avoid making posts like this. Brandon graduated from Central, teaches middle school, and has done some coaching at that level.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||If you planned to bet on||
If you planned to bet on Ohio, your window is rapidly closing. At some betting sites it's up to 16 and all I could find are at least 14 1/2.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||As many surmised, the spread||
As many surmised, the spread is moving up. Most of the betting sites now have Ohio by 14.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Starts at 18, finishes at||
Starts at 18, finishes at 19.5
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Is this evening's game at 5||
Is this evening's game at 5 ET or 6 ET? I'm seeing conflicting times for the game in various media.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Before the 2013 season||
Before the 2013 season started, BaseballHQ.com rated LaMarre as Cincy's number 13 prospect. During 2013, he only batted .246 with 10 homers at AA although he did steal 22 bases. My guess is that absent a step up in average and power, he tops out as a fourth outfielder.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||If you go to essentially the||
If you go to essentially the next screen, there's a guy about 8-10 yards from the N'Western sideline. I suppose he and he alone ran on the field after the kick, but that seems unlikely to me.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||And can someone do a count of||
And can someone do a count of N'Western players on the field. I've been looking all week and I get to 12.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Actually saying Wisconsin||
Actually saying Wisconsin can't beat ASU is a bit off. But for an incompetent bunch of refs, they would have had plenty of time to set up what would have been a game-winning field goal (assuming the kick was good).
|4 weeks 5 days ago||No over/under yet. One serve||
No over/under yet. One betting service initially pegged the line at 3 1/2, but quickly switched to 6.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Interesting spread to pick.||
Interesting spread to pick. 1969: spread was 17