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|9 hours 55 min ago||Cracker Jack Analytic||
Over/Under: There are currently 12.5 MGoBloggers currently running that cracker jack analytic.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Seriously guys....||
This old guy annoyace thing with the students is a little absurd.
Aside from the whole squishing / students are skinnier and standing thing that can waaaaaaay more than account for 10% of the student rows being empty, the team hasn't been very good at all since most of these undergrads were in high school. If we take away that one blip in 2011, the team hasnt been good since most of these kids were in middle school. I bet you that for random preseason games in 1967, there may have been an empty row or two across the top of the big house.
|3 weeks 17 hours ago||Phelps.....||
I loved it, except for the fact that we keep trying to claim Michael Phelps. He had zero to do with the university except that we brought his coach here, he took a couple of one-off classes not in pursuit of a degree, and hung out at the Jug.
Really grasping there.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||You're drunk.||
Go to bed.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Coachspeak||
Just like when Hoke first started out / was winning, it was cute. If they want to totally shut out those that pay their salaries and for the players' facilities, then so be it. But they better win.
|7 weeks 11 hours ago||Countdown to Kickoff....||
Those always intrigued me. I would look forward to them each morning, would watch with disappointment as each guy said the same annoying thing "meh meh compete hebeddah shebeddah toughness blah blah for the seniors", then somehow or another repeat this cycle 30 times.
The submarine prevents such roller coaster of emotion, so I'm good with it.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Budding romance....||
I'm pretty sure I've had text convos similar to this one with prospective GFs. Just throw an additional word in front of "job."
"We’re getting excited about this, aren’t we?"
“Yes we are,” Hackett said.
“You didn’t offer me the job, did you?” Harbaugh asked.
“No, I haven’t.”
“I didn’t accept, did I?”
“No, you didn’t.”
|8 weeks 6 days ago||I wanted to....||
But figured I'd keep the original post clean so all of your brilliant minds could go nuts.
|16 weeks 8 hours ago||Slightly concerning.....||
If we have a great season and show huge upward trajectory, there are going to be a lot of stud recruits on the outside looking in at kids with Harvard offers. I know we take pride in whatnot in seeing our recruits with Harvard offers, but this isnt 1935 any more. We dont need the all american gentleman. We need some Sparty-esque batshit crazy d-linemen that can get after the QB.
In Harbaugh we trust and all, but cumong mang. Tweak the wheel, but lets not reinvent the damn thing.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Stanford....||
Given what he did with a boatload of 2 and 3 stars at Stanford, we should be alright. I'm guessing Harbaugh probably realizes that once within a general range of size and athleticism, the type of kid is what matters most. D'antonio knew this a long time ago while we were clamoring over Hoke's 4 star trains. Worked out just fine for Sparty.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||Better video link|
|26 weeks 2 days ago||Very symbolic of Hoke....||
In the place where you put your head down and work hard, he had the place filled with navy seal quotes and old photos of Michigan legacies. I wonder how many of those Michigan legacies spent half of their time gawking at their predecessors thinking they're great by association.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Cummong mangs....||
Can we please stop claiming any sort of tie to Michael Phelps? The dude literally just swam in the pool and douchily hung out in Ann Arbor for a few years because his coach was here. If he enrolled in a class or two, swell.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||Hitting ballhawk.....||
I really just can't wait to see a hitting ballhawk back there for the first time in God knows how long. We all love Kovacs and Thomas Gordon "played with good technique" but man those guys were in quicksand.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||Answer: Delusional||
That place is tough for anybody to win with the crowd / altitude, let alone with a QB getting his first start. I think that game (and this pre-conference schedule in general) would be tough as hell for even OSU / Alabama. If we can play even a close game at Utah, thatll show that we are already lightyears ahead of last year and good things are to come quickly. If we can win at Utah, then we might as well build the statue already, b/c damn.
I'm slightly embarassed that we have seasoned fans like The Mad Hatter saying "realistically, we'll probably drop at least a game or two." Do you all not remember the sludgefart awfulness of last season??? I think we'll certainly be better, but to think that we'll be blowing out Sparty and Utah is kind of laughable.
|27 weeks 20 hours ago||Burbs||
"Hey Pinocchio!! Where the hell do you think you're going??"
|28 weeks 1 day ago||B Kelly....||
double post for Brian Kelly being twice the knob of any man...except Dantonio.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||B Kelly....||
Granted, Brian Kelly turns purple and is way more of a knob, but let's just keep it in the back of our minds how much shit we gave his implosions. I'd rather have a psychotic nut job on the sidelines than a clapping seal, but let's try not to be too big of hypocrites.
|28 weeks 6 days ago||That's great.....||
"Welll......he may run 4.4 40s and hit like a man....but he needs to get a little more consistent with his technique in practice before he gets to play....b/c we're playing for our seniors.....and he needs to practice well for our seniors.....because theyre all going to be great leaders and fathers...and he needs to be more consistent in his technique." - BH
|28 weeks 6 days ago||Beating us in recruiting....||
I'm pretty sure that UCLA being significantly better at football over the last few years at a higher ranked undergraduate institution and being in Westwood, CA might have played some roles in their recruiting victories.
|29 weeks 4 days ago||Grad program or burnt out....||
I would wager a decent sum that he either a) got into a good grad program that would make football + academics impossible or b) he's just burnt out of football.
If one knows he's not going to be in the NFL, then (b) is certainly a possibility that we do not really recognize here. College is a fun vacation (unless youre in STEM or a douche that unnecessarily studies waaaaaaay too much). Nevertheless, with the demands of a sport, especially football, that whole thing can be incredibly demanding and take the fun out of the university. I know we view playing football for UM as the coolest thing ever, but after 4 years of it, the "cool" factor could wear off and one might just want to be a student for a year.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||Little Brother....||
Considering that the concept was dug up and used only in a football context, I would say we are currently the 38 year old older brother getting whooped by his 28 year old younger brother, all while talking about how sweet we were back when the younger brother was hardly walking.
From an academic perspective, except for those few Wes Mantooth like fools in East Lansing who claim "We have a better veterinarian school....and things of that nature," nobody at MSU says they're a better all around university, so no.....theyre not little brother in an academic context. They're just a similarly aged, significantly dumber brother that recognizes this fact.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||One of five....||
Duplicate. My B.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||One of five....||
Did you really just lump this two year starter with a QB rating of 130 in with two true freshmen, one redshirt freshman, and a guy who has yet to look presentable in a game situation.
This guy will start if he comes. The defense will be awesome and our OC is a run game monster. They'll be looking for a really solid game manager, not a freshman, or even a junior with an inaccurate howitzer.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||Morris....||
He needs to prove something before the program gives him any loyalty. He sort of fell in with the Hoke fertilizing millenial attitude. Yes, I know all of the players in college now are millenials....hell I'm one....but the attitude shown by tweets of "Multiple National Championships" (before even setting foot on campus) was not quashed by Hoke's "You've made it b/c this is Michigan and youre going to be a great father and leader someday" mantra.
Hopefully Harbaugh can create an edge in this kid that we haven't seen yet, bc damn he could be good.
|30 weeks 4 days ago||Come on guys / gals.....||
There's either a tone of indifference or pleasure around this kid screwing up again. While rcmb probably gets a laugh every time a michigan kid screws up, it doesn't mean we should take pleasure in watching a young guy piss his life away.
|30 weeks 5 days ago||Best players will play....||
I just hope to god that our best players and not best practicers with the best gosh darn attitudes will play. I seriously think Hoke benched superior talent for better attitudes, more seniority, and a "great week of practice."
|32 weeks 2 days ago||That dude's defense....||
That defense of "it's not what you think....just let us kind of in" had way too much of a "just the tip" vibe to it. Don't do it. It won't end well.
|32 weeks 4 days ago||Brian....||
Please write a book. It can be a book about anything. While not intended to be a tallest midget statement, you are one hell of a writer for a computer engineer. The last two days have been golden.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||The real question...||
The real question isn't "where are these four stars that haven't seen the field?" As this board has pointed out, 4 stars disappear at every school. The real question is why all of these four stars haven't seen the field while the four stars we have seen look nothing like their peer recruits that went to other schools.
I really think that the strength and conditioning has been abysmal. Whether that's Wellman's fault of a crappy program or Uncle Hoke's fault for creating a culture of satisfaction, who knows. All I know is that I watch other schools playing with far greater speed and "omg shirtless" type muscle than michigan has been putting out there. Given that the 2012s at Alabama/osu looked the same on the Rivals videos as the 2012s at Michigan, there were obvious deficiencies floating around schembechler hall.