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|47 weeks 5 days ago||Not sure what the point||
Not sure what the point spread will be. But I'm predicting OSU to win it by 4 td's and then beat Sparty by 3 td's.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Fault? What about AD Bill Martin?||
I go even further than focusing on Rich Rod for those disastrous years. Certainly AD Bill Martin should get some of the blame for hiring Rich Rod in the first place. At the time this was considered the most important decision in Bill Martins career and one of the most in Michigan football history.
He was sleeping when Les Miles was available for that small open window of opportunity. Defensive coordinator Bo Pelini was available at the time. So was Ron English and other assistants on the Michigan football staff. Brady Hoke was available. Michigan native and Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz would have probably jumped at the opportunity. All of these candidates would've kept up with the Michigan traditions.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Gardner adjustment||
I was shocked and extremely disappointed by todays performance. To save the season I think we might have to tweak it some and be willing to use Gardner similar to the way we used DeRob, just not quite as much. Because he is a better passer than DeRob.
Lets not forget Gardner was the top rated dual threat qb in the country coming out of high school. To expect him to be mainly a pocket passer is not fair to him and not his strength. When Gardner runs it opens up the offense for better passing plays and rb plays.
Sure it is a bigger risk for injury. But since that is his strength then thats the chance we take. Shane Morris is the back up and is a pure pocket passer who would be expected to complete more passes, which eliminates the need for a running qb.
|3 years 1 week ago||None.||
I hate all MSU people. Their existence alone causes me to have a resentment every day, 365 days a year.
|3 years 2 weeks ago||It's a toss up.||
This one is tough to call. You know MSU is going to stack the box on defense to try to prevent DeRob from running rapidly. If you can't pass in a game like this you will not win. If DeRob is able to get the offense moving with some passes, then he'll be able to run because the defense won't be able to stack the box as much.
I've got to give Michigan the edge with the coaching staff. Even if MSU plays more physical and slightly tougher, I feel confident the coaching staff will come up with schemes to counter whatever MSU is doing, including putting the pressure on Cousins. And Hoke will have this team fired up like no other and will not be intimidated by Dantonio's antics.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||No doubt. I don't know how he||
No doubt. I don't know how he gets away with even having that job. He's a New Yorker who went to MSU. That's all he does is rip Michigan when talking about college football. The thing is almost all the callers are Michigan fans. Valenti doesn't represent the communuty. He needs to go.
|3 years 14 weeks ago||Yes.||
Our Michigan women are like a family to me. Same with our Michigan men. When one of our Michigan family members is attacked by an opposing team, newspapers, predators, it affects me.
|3 years 14 weeks ago||I just got hit by this virus.||
I thought I was the only one. This virus hit me last week also. So far my security system blocked it as long as I let it scan it.
|3 years 14 weeks ago||Forgive me.||
I was in a hurry and had to be out the door while making this thread. I forgot to add the link. My error.
|3 years 14 weeks ago||I'm worried.||
His salary is done and finished for now. But if he does bring greatness to Michigan, I just want to bring it to everyone's attention that we should pay him the way we woud've paid any other top 5 coach. If we don't it would downgrade Michigan and the coaching position itself at Michigan. It would make Michigan look cheap.
|3 years 14 weeks ago||Yes.||
I would have to say yes. Anyone who has done what Hoke has done in this short of time, including the way he carries himself, the honor he brings and the respect he demands, his love for Michigan, his leadership, his taking the fight right to the faces of our rivals, making sure he does all he can to make his players better on the field as well as better men, I have no doubt in my mind we have good reason to be ecstatic.
Hoke will be here a long time, probably until he says he's ready to go. I would say at least 10 years as long as his health holds up and he still wants to do it, maybe even 15 or 20 years if he can do it.. He will demand excellence every year of it too. After that I think we need to make sure he's part of the hiring process if he's still around.
|3 years 14 weeks ago||Just make sure you come back!||
Congratulations on your honeymoon, Brian. I'll never forget on my honeymoon when we went to Hawaii. We were on the island of Hawaii getting a ride from a taxi to the hotel. The driver asked where we were from. I said Michigan and asked where he was from. He said Alaska. He said he had lived in Alaska all his life and where he lived had only 3 hours of daylight everyday. He took a vacation to Hawaii and never went back to Alaska. He just left all his belongings in his apartment in Alaska and that was it. He said he's never been happier in his life and had no plans to ever move back.
|3 years 14 weeks ago||And if he does turn this||
And if he does turn this thing around in a few years that would be half as sing it and acting like we just got another dude. We should pay the man top dollar if he takes the fight right back to Dantonio after getting spanked for 3 years, beats Ohio State, and wins Big Ten Championships and gets us to top level BCS games.
Already he's solidified the program in a short amount of time after being in total misery. He's brought back nothing but top credibility to Michigan with Detroit and Ohio reporters. Dantonio has to go out of state because Hoke is getting most of the good locals. Isn't it going to be nice to finally shut up Sparty and make things normal again? He's getting the top rated Ohio recruits who would've gone to OSU. He got a verbal from a possible 5 star in-state qb with one visit, and that was with 2 years of high school remaining.
We had better act like we got a Harbaugh or Saban if Hoke makes us champions again. I liked the hire of RR at the time and thought it was an excellent pick. But I'm also wise enough to realize it was the wrong hire and it's time to move on and reach for the stars and be and act the best without anything or anyone holding us back. GO BLUE!!!
|3 years 14 weeks ago||A true hybrid Michigan Man.||
Looks like we've got ourselves what I like to call a true "hybrid Michigan Man". These are some of the best kind. Someone who is half Ohioan and half Michiganian. Usually someone from Ohio with strong ties to Michigan.
A true hybrid Michigan Man is ferocious, has a hatred for Ohio State like none other, yet has the heart to care about and love his players, even while toughening them up into better, stronger football players and men. Better yet they are passionate, excellent football coaches.
We must put Hoke on a pedestal just like we did Bo. Because of timing, already being taken by other colleges, or not being assertive because we've already got a coach, guys like Hoke are only available every 20-30 years.
We must not half as s this like Hoke is just some other dude. Hoke is special I'm telling you. Make this man the top 5 paid coach in the country once he gets this thing turned around in the next few years.
That will also upgrade Michigan even more when the best recruits from around the country get an offer from a top 5 paid coach. Of course, that will also mean an even greater chance of landing the better in-state Michigan and Ohio recruits.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||Sauna or steamroom.||
Just make sure you're well hydrated before you go in the sauna or steamroom. It wil help sweat out the toxins.
|3 years 32 weeks ago||Wait. That's the cat that I||
Wait. That's the cat that I saw at a Michigan/Ohio State game. He pulled out a pint of whiskey, took a sip, then started singing that one song, "Oooooh. We don't give a damn for the whole state of Michigan, the whole state of Michigan, the whole state of Michigan. We don't give a damn for the whole state of Michigan. Weeee're from 0-hi-o".......................
|3 years 32 weeks ago||I would have loved to have||
I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall when Gee had Tressel over at his house to discuss the violation for three hours. I can just see it:
Gee: Come on in Jim. Would you like some coffee?
Gee: So Jim. What's the plan to get off lightly from NCAA violations.
Tressel: Well, they found out I was lying. But we had to have our players to win in 2010. Do you like my 9-1 record against Michigan?
Tressel. Ok. Suspend me for the first two non-conference games and fine me $250,000.
Gee: No problem Jim. You got it.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||I agree totally. I think||
I agree totally. I think Hoke is exactly what Michigan needs right now. If we would have gotten a national coach without any Michigan ties, it would have been the same thing all over again. Instead of focusing on football, the questions would always be about if the coach understands the rivalries, trying to figure him out, does he understand Michigan traditions...too many things would get sidetracked. It's unfortunate, but that's the way things seem to be with Michigan football. You have to keep things real simple or the media creates a circus and everyone gets confused.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||Thomas Hearns?||
I thought he was a boxer?
|3 years 42 weeks ago||It's definitely disappointing||
It's definitely disappointing losing Zettel. I sometimes just want to shake these in-state kids that go elsewhere and ask them how could they not want to put on the winged helmet? The best thing Michigan can do now is recruit and play well and make these recruits who didn't sign with Michigan regret their decision.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||I know some people from||
I know some people from Brother Rice who were at that Harrison vs Rice playoff game and they said the same thing. Is there anyway to show that play on film so we can judge for ourselves?
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Dantonio by far. He picked a||
Dantonio by far. He picked a fight with Michigan the day he became coach. We never really responded. Time to put Dantonio in his rightful place. I hope Alabama squashes him.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Patience is a virtue that||
Patience is a virtue that very few women have and absolutely no men have. Brandon is the exception to that rule. How I interpret this interval is Brandon doesn't want to fire RR and then have all the speculation of hiring Harbaugh and then not being able to get Harbaugh, such as what happened three years ago with the Les Miles situation. I think the reduced buyout also plays a role in waiting.
Brandon said after the OSU game that he was very disappointed with how the season ended. That's a big clue to me that he doesn't intend to keep RR. He just wants to make sure that the hiring process doesn't blow up in Michigan's face like it did three years ago. I think the biggest question is if Harbaugh doesn't get the job for whatever reason who will?
|3 years 45 weeks ago||One thing is for sure. Our||
One thing is for sure. Our defense will be better by experience alone. It can't get much worse.
|3 years 48 weeks ago||It's all about putting||
It's all about putting pressure on the qb. What bugs me about the 3-3-5 is it's difficult to put pressure on the qb with only three lineman up front. You give any qb in the league enough time to pass and they'll pick you apart. I notice when we blitz or put more people at the line of scrimmage, the qb is less likely to complete a pass.
|3 years 48 weeks ago||455||
When Ohio State students swim in their own urine in Mirror Lake during Michigan week.
|3 years 48 weeks ago||I have faith in Brandon||
I have faith in Brandon making the decisions about the coaching jobs that are best for Michigan, no matter what I think those decisions should be.
|3 years 50 weeks ago||Ohio people are a different breed.||
There's jerks all over Ohio when it comes to Michigan football. What's fun to us is dead serious to them. Years ago I took my family to Great Wolf Lodge Waterpark in Ohio. My son and I were getting ready to go on one of those tube slides. We waited in line and as we got to the top the worker handed us our rafts.
For the fun of it I told him I was from Michigan and a Wolverine fan. He whipped out his lower leg that had an OSU tatoo on it, said he bleeds scarlet and grey, got in my face and said he was a Buckeye fan. He then grabbed my raft and threw it across the platform. And he wasn't joking.
I was more shocked than anything. The crowd was just sort of watching to see if there was going to be a fight. I really had no desire to fight. I just wanted to have fun with my son.
I also realized that I was the one who provoked him by saying I was a Wolverine. I just didn't think it could lead to a fight. I realized how foolish this was and didn't want to make any more of a scene. So I just walked across the platform, got my raft and went down the slide.
As far as going to the Shoe, I've never been there and have no desire to go there. But I know Michigan people who have and every one of them had a terrible experience. If you go there I would take the suggestion of going with a group of people and never be anywhere alone in that stadium, especially the bathrooms.
I know some Michigan band members who got urine thrown at them while in the bathroom at the Shoe. Many others have said they've gotten flipped off and things thrown at them. Just remember that if you're wearing Michigan stuff in there you are fair game.
|3 years 50 weeks ago||Ohio people are a different breed.||
Sorry for the double post.
|4 years 3 weeks ago||I think we took Carr for||
I think we took Carr for granted in so many ways. He owned MSU and Penn State. He pretty much owned the Big Ten. He continued the bowl streak. But I think the thing that killed him was he could no longer beat Ohio State. And that became magnified. All the other good he did was overlooked.