|6 weeks 2 days ago||PCU||
Extremely underrated movie.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||My Take||
Hoke should have either (i) called for the timeout earlier in the play clock, or (ii) not at all.
As I recall it, there were about 25 seconds left, and PSU had a 4th and 1 on their own side of the field. If you call timeout with 25 seconds left, they are likely to punt, and you give Fleet a chance to return it and/or run a couple of plays yourself.
If you don't call timeout, clock expires and everybody goes to halftime.
However, with 3 seconds left, you give them a chance at a hail mary, and don't really get anything in return except for a (in my opinion, extremely small) chance at a pick-six.
My problem with the timeout is not that he took it, it's when he took it.
|40 weeks 10 hours ago||Pace||
So, to be clear, we play at a slower pace than Wisco (and every other team in the B1G other than Northwestern)?
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Overreaction||
Agreed. Not nearly enough overreaction. I mean, clearly the reason Courtney Avery has been moved to safety is not because Jarrod Wilson is struggling, but because Channing Stribling has already earned a starting corner spot. Lock to red shirt, ha!
There, I feel much better.
(Actually reminding myself: small sample size and selection of only a few plays over and over).
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Dining Hall v. Training Table||
I agree, Michigan's dining halls are probably below average when it comes to schools. However, don't forget that football players get training table, which is significantly better than the dining hall.
Not sure how UM's training table compares to other schools...unfortunately, I was never allowed to partake.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Obvious approval||
|2 years 20 weeks ago||Dawson||
Ace has told us not to worry about David Dawson. So I won't. Or I'll try not to.
I will say this however. Despite having no knowledge whatsoever about offensive lineman skills, potential, etc., David Dawson has quickly become the offensive line recruit I am most excited about.
This is likely due to the fact that there has been more out there about Dawson, (and exciting tidbits like the coach using Dawson as an example to the others over and over to teach technique at the one camp, which seems like a real indication of skill, as opposed to a review, somehow). Magnusson or Kalis may be better, but we just haven't heard as much about them.
That said, it's sunk in, and I'm now convinced David Dawson is awesome and the best ever.
So please don't break my heard Mr. David Dawson.
That is all.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Tom and Silas||
I actually was fortunate enough to row with both Tom, and his pair partner, Silas, at different times in my career.
They're both great guys, and deserve everything they get. Best of luck to them this summer - I'll be rooting hard.
Go Blue, Go Card, Go U.S.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||Ham||
What's with all the ham references?
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Whoa||
With Devin's back already seriously injured, we can't risk him playing.
We also wouldn't want to risk him losing his (ahem) medical redshirt. But that's insifignificant compared to our concern for Devin's health. His back is very, very, injured.
But Tate (or anyone else, Avery?) can have as much back-up time as they want.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||FO S&P+ Offensive Ratings||
List us at #3. Seems about right.
List Oregon at #24. WHA!?!?!
Grain of Salt
|4 years 2 weeks ago||It's from the Monday Presser||
The video is available on Mgoblue.com
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Hemingway's Catch and Run for the Touchdown||
It was third (fourth?) and short, Denard rolls left, has TONS of space for an easy first down, and chose to gun it to Hemingway.
Then Hemingway, waited, waited, juked and went for the touchdown. So it all worked out.
But as Denard was throwing it, I was incredulous. We had a guaranteed first down, and probably another easy ten yards if Denard just ran. But he chose to make a relatively difficult throw across his body.
And this wasn't a case of going for the home run. It wasn't like the first play of the game where no one was between Roundtree and the endzone. There were three Illinois defenders around Hemingway to make the tackle.
When Denard chose to throw, he gave up a guaranteed 15 yards and a first down for a chance at completing a 25 yard pass.
Even though we got the touchdown, I really wish he'd run for the first down in these cases.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Now that's some new math||
Rich Rod can fit 10,000 words into a 1,000 word picture.
|4 years 3 weeks ago||On Taking Other Votes Into Account||
I agree with you. Other people's votes shouldn't matter. I also rarely vote, saving my votes for the best (and worst) comments.
However, I do take votes into account when I feel that somebody has made a valid point and is getting negged unfairly. In that case, I almost always give the post an upvote (even though if there had been no negative votes, I would not have voted).
|4 years 3 weeks ago||Cowherd is an Asshat||
Who gets everything wrong. Just today, Bethlehem Shoals of Free Darko fisked him for his comments on John Wall.
Good read, except thinking about Cowherd's asshattery gets me furious.
|4 years 3 weeks ago||Math||
You have Black +6.5 -1 = 1. Something is wrong.
Oh wait, we already knew something was wrong. Damn.
EDIT: Bouje and Blue-Chip are much faster than I.
|4 years 4 weeks ago||I don't get the hate||
They added an interesting and competitive team to their schedule. That's a good thing.
I don't know why everybody wants to hate on State for this, especially while D'Antonio is currently demonstrating his patented "Zero Tolerance Policy" as a means of effectively molding young men into upstanding individuals.
I'm all for hating on State. But for scheduling Boise State? Relax people.
|4 years 5 weeks ago||Mouton||
I recall something about Mouton battling an injury in this game. Maybe this explains some of Brian's ire?
|4 years 7 weeks ago||Haloscan||
I feel like people claiming "first" happened a ton during the old Haloscan days. This was when I just lurked, and long before I ever registered.
Back when people besides "The Knowledge" got handle-jacked.
Oh, the good ole days. Sigh.
|4 years 7 weeks ago||While I would hate to denigrate any form of the Bake,||
I must respectfully disagree.
When I attended UMich (02-06), West Quad was on the Blue menu while South Quad was on the Maize menu. At South Quad, the Chicken Broccoli Bake was the only entree requiring rice, and the sauce was cooked with the rice. This resulted in rice that had enough time to properly soak up the greasy goodness.
The Blue Menu on the other hand served the Bake with another entree which required rice. Therefore, West Quad cooked the Chicken Broccoli Bake sauce separately from the rice. This resulted in a runnier sauce and the rice did not have time to properly soak it up. Further, it always seemed less greasy than South Quad's.
Shall we settle the matter with pistols at dawn?
|4 years 8 weeks ago||Damn you're smart||
and good looking too!
|4 years 8 weeks ago||Devin Wants||
Soo, Devin shouldn't be redshirted if he doesn't want to?
The internets have been up in arms about how Tate needs to shut up, learn to be a teammate, and do whatever Rodriguez wants him to do in order to be team player.
But we shouldn't redshirt a freshman (or sophomore) qb just because he doesn't want to?
It seems like a double standard to me.
(I know you didn't say anything about Tate. I was just using this as a point of comparison.)
|4 years 9 weeks ago||Your name suits you.||
Your name suits you.
|4 years 9 weeks ago||Shoe||
As I recall, Schilling just called him "Shoe" in one of the videos.
|4 years 10 weeks ago||Picks||
Denard's first pass to Stonum in the UConn game scared the bejeezus out of me. A half second later and it was a pick six.
But otherwise, I generally agree with you.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||(No subject)|
|4 years 11 weeks ago||Moeaki?||
or did you just mean this years defense?
|4 years 11 weeks ago||Double Post||
|4 years 11 weeks ago||Hold on, BREAKING INFORMATION||
I just thought that I'd let the OP know that this poll is from last week. Glad I could be the first one.
|4 years 12 weeks ago||I would have to agree. His||
I would have to agree. His predictions are not write on.
|4 years 12 weeks ago||Defense||
I suppose I could envision a scenario where Michigan beats UConn 55-34 and wins big. I'm not saying it will happen, but I could envision it.
However, I CANNOT envision a single scenario where our defense holds UConn to 6 points. Not a single one.
I am going to assume this writer is a fool.
|4 years 12 weeks ago||Minnesota||
Won't have to play OSU every year.
|4 years 12 weeks ago||He discusses it exactly as Rodriguez released it||
But the actual chart at the top of the post does not list Adam Patterson at all. Instead, the 3 deep at Nose Tackle lists Mike Martin, Will Campbell, and Richard Ash.
That's all I was saying.
|4 years 12 weeks ago||Depth Chart||
Has Will Campbell directly behind Mike Martin, and does not list Adam Patterson.
Based on the rest of your preview, I assume this is a mistake. Unless you're predicting a shift from the depth chart released Monday?
|4 years 12 weeks ago||I still think you're missing it||
I think he's summarizing the pain of the past more than anything. Where the last three years have left him.
He's not writing off the season, or Rich Rod.
As I read it (and interpret everything through my own biases), I see it as a lot of pain, and lowered expectation that anything good might happen.
But that will make all the victories (literal, metaphorical, tiny, whatever) all the sweeter.
And yes, I'm a little distraught that he doesn't think Rich Rod will make it. My feeble brain refuses to comprehend such a possibility.
Go Blue. Please win this week.
|4 years 13 weeks ago||New Number||
I'm not sure anyone is concerned that they might have to change someone's number.
|4 years 13 weeks ago||"This lion is caged"||
means that Brian is not going to share his own thoughts on the scrimmage?
|4 years 13 weeks ago||Hagerup||
It sure seems like Hagerup will be inconsistent this year, mixing incredible booming punts with more average freshman fare.
|4 years 13 weeks ago||Michael Shaw's Neck||
I hope this is just a weird angle.
|4 years 13 weeks ago||Mouton||
Mouton looks like a MAN. Here's hoping he plays linebacker as fierce as he looks.
|4 years 14 weeks ago||Favorite||
This is my favorite pump-up video yet.
|4 years 14 weeks ago||Devin||
Also looks pretty cool throwing crisp spirals. His throws in the video looked real sharp.
|4 years 15 weeks ago||Next VY||
But would you keep him off the field so that his four years are improved by the redshirt year?
I mean obviously a lot depends on Tate/Denard. If they are terrible, Devin will play; if they are incredible, no need to burn the redshirt.
But still, just because a guy is great, that doesn't mean you don't redshirt. Especially a qb who can always use some extra polish.
I think we are all forgetting with our lack of depth the last couple of years that the standard for most teams is to redshirt freshmen - especially qbs and offensive linemen.
|4 years 15 weeks ago||Tate's Arms||
|4 years 15 weeks ago||"He doesn't seem like a split||
"He doesn't seem like a split second kind of guy"
|4 years 15 weeks ago||But that would take all the||
But that would take all the fun out of us conjecturing wildly without any facts!
|4 years 15 weeks ago||Somebody Probably Already Did||
I don't know anything about the situation, and many things probably played into it.
But isn't it possible that he is transferring because somebody else has already stepped up?
|4 years 15 weeks ago||How do the freshman look?||
Gerg goes with handsome. I can't help it, it cracks me up.
|4 years 15 weeks ago||I believe that was Chollis'||
I believe that was Chollis' point.
|4 years 16 weeks ago||True, but||
It takes a different type of shape to push from lower down. You have to stretch your hamstring, hip flexors, quads, etc. to get down into that lower position, then you have to restrengthen your muscles to push from positions that they aren't used to being in.
Just a thought.
|4 years 16 weeks ago||Hand-taping||
I think it's kind of awesome that each helmet is slightly different.
I even seem to remember a couple of guys whose helmets seemed noticeably different, but that's probably just in my head...
|4 years 16 weeks ago||Now I've got soup, and some bread, and a hat.||
And I'm happy to have them!
|4 years 18 weeks ago||Sorry||
It really had nothing to do with your comment.
It was in reference to a joke that is only funny because of how bad it is. The punch line of the joke is an asian man jumping out and yelling "supplies!" when he means "surprise!".
Despite how bad the joke is, the punchline has always cracked me up for some reason. When ever I hear the word surprise, I usually have to suppress an urge to reply with jazz hands and "supplies!".
Sorry for the thread-jack.
|4 years 18 weeks ago||What, you mean like||
What, you mean like "Supplies!"?
|4 years 21 weeks ago||My chickenbroccolibake||
My chickenbroccolibake lives on in my heart exactly as it did in the South Quad Kitchens from 2002-2006.
My attempts to make it myself just didn't have the same greasy goodness (and I even had the recipe sent to me by the SQuad dining hall manager).
|4 years 21 weeks ago||Simple Conjecture||
At least 100%. Possibly higher.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||This may surprise some of you,||
This may surprise some of you, but I agree.
I loved that stuff so much that the woman who used to run South Quad would send me an email for the days when it wasn't on the menu, but they were going to throw in a single pan.
She also gave me the recipe.
I made it, but it wasn't nearly as good as at SQuad. I think because I didn't put in 2 lbs. of butter.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||Nowhere||
Nowhere does it state any reason that joining the Big Ten hurt Penn State.
It simply notes that Penn State has not won a national championship since joining the Big Ten, the incredible aura of being an "independent" in a quaint uniform, and bemoans how far they've fallen from the days when the NYT was taken with an independent who was good at football.
I get it, if ND joins a conference, instead of being an awesome independent that is awesome at football, they could end up like Penn State.
Believe me, ND wishes it could perform like Penn State on the field.
|4 years 23 weeks ago||Non-Football Sports||
Don't need divisions, as they play more than 11 games a season. They can just play everybody.
I've kind of assumed that these divisions would only apply to football.
|4 years 26 weeks ago||I agree with you||
which makes their continued employment all the more questionable.
|4 years 26 weeks ago||Two Things||
Thing the first, I really hope there is no legal motivation for not firing these guys. Ie, somehow canning these guys [who should be canned] would somehow imply a "wilful failure to monitor" or whatever.
Thing the second, while compliance may have been "machine-like in its precision", they really failed at raising hell. If you send an email for something you need to receive, and it doesn't come, you need to get up in that person's face. If they are still turds, you need to raise hell with their boss, and so on and so on. You can't keep sending emails into the void. You've gotta get all Walter Sobchek on the mess.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||Michigan Alum - H Math 06||
My parents met as RA's in the same hall at Markley.
My grandfather attended Michigan.
My great grandfather attended Michigan.
My two younger brothers go to Michigan.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Mgo||
I go, you go, we all go Mgo
|4 years 30 weeks ago||Chart? Chart.||
|4 years 30 weeks ago||"sixteen"||
Did you mean "sausage" in the photo caption? Or am I missing a whole new world of porn?
|4 years 31 weeks ago||I'm just going to go into||
willful denial on this one.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||Now I'm Thirsty||
Weapon of Choice - large IPA or Belgian Tripel
The Lloyd - full-flavored Red Rye (I don't know why, but when I think Lloyd I think rye - rye beer, rye whiskey, even rye bread).
Chris Perry Carry - a smooth lager that finishes strong. A beer that you could call on an excessive number of times during the Michigan State game to carry you through.
|4 years 32 weeks ago||Hagerup||
Hopefully he is good. That is all.
|4 years 32 weeks ago||It's almost scary||
that you picked up the reference. Scary awesome. Plus lots to you, sir.
|4 years 33 weeks ago||Stanford Women||
I went to Stanford Law after Michigan undergrad. I occasionally played pick-up against the Stanford Women's team (Appel, Hones, and Pohlen are still on the team now). They were good, but comparable to maybe the top tier of players playing pick-up on a college campus. Obviously UConn is a little bit better, but I'd still have to say a men's squad would beat them rather easily.