maybe i should have had greg howard write the brandon obit.
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|21 weeks 2 days ago||I'm also happy...||
...that Greg Mattison won't be back. I know he's been lauded here, but he's an overrated coordinator. His defense is the least clutch I have seen. All year when they've needed a big stop they don't get it and mostly because of the called D. I'm thankful for the foundation that he built but like 97 it will take someone else to make them elite.
|30 weeks 4 days ago||Mags||
I don't know if I fully agree with your assement of this play. I think Smith is fine cutting inside, especially considering that Utah is trying so hard to keep contain that the stretch of the play creates a nice lane, and Smith easily breaks the arm tackle of the Ute lunging at him.
To me the problem here is that Magnison makes one of the laziest blocks I have seen this year. And when people get on the coaching staff, and specifcially Funk, this is where accountablity has to come into play. Maybe they didn't see it live, but there is no denying it on film, and I hope Mags got his butt chewed out for that. It just is not good enough for any level of football.
And it's plays like this that are killing Michigan. If Mags can actually engage with his block there instead of completely whiffng, then this play at the least is a first down, and maybe more, maybe even a shot at the redzone in the 3rd quarter of a game in which you are down 2 scores. Instead it is shit nothing.
To your point Brian, maybe you are right, and Smith screwed up Mags by not taking the right hole, but I tend to believe it was on Mags solely.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Let's be honest...||
There are academics and there are footballs "degrees." The truth of the matter is that Michigan's engineering program is no joke, and frankly Hand probably cannot pursue football as a career, and engineering at our school. At Alabama? Sure. Hand made a career decision today, he chose football. Unfortunately for us Alabama is the Harvard of football degrees now. I'll give us this credit, we were honest with the kid, if you want to pursue football as a career, here is our sport management department -- it is top notch. At Saban U they'll give lip service to allowing an engineering degree. I like that we have a program that will look a kid in the face and be honest with them. Hand is not a Michigan Man - next kid up.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||The question for this team...||
...as it stands now is will there be any playmakers on offense? Funchbunch, maybe Devin Gardner (if he is still at UM), and D. Smith (unless D. Green decides he wants to play in the Big 16) are the most likely candidates. For this team to truly achieve they are going to need a superstar on O that makes other coaches game plan for. Brady needs to find his Braylon.
I suppose it is way, way to early to even think these things though.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||Yes but...||
...not with this level of wit and intelligence. I mean it is a group of all Michigan grads in one place.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||What a great line....||
"10,000 alumni and 74,000 truck drivers." No one would ever say such a thing in the corporate, buttoned-up world we live in. But is there a better way to discribe The Ohio fanbase? I think not.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Wow...||
...That is really great. It should be put up in the locker room.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||I am surprised...||
...by the mich line. I thought that it would have been +3, +3.5 at the most. Buckeyes are notorious for putting a lot of money on OSU that influence the spread. I am biased being a mich fan and I don't ever bet on them. But Mich is probably the best bet on the board. You watch, the sharps are going to bet blue ATS or maybe even play the moneyline. Mich is a bad match up for the bucks in almost every way. 4.5 is a ton of points to give such a balanced team.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Times have changed||
It's funny when i was at Mich which wasn't all that long ago they didn't have enough student tickets. Some freshmen only got partial game plans. Maybe too it was b/c we could sell our tickets that the student section was always filled.
|2 years 34 weeks ago||Prediction:||
We'll be very proud of this team and school before, during, and after the game.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||That's a cool...||
That's a cool story coach tells at the end. I felt the team was different those last 4 games watching them. It makes sense.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Thanks for posting.||
Much appreciated. Go Blue!
|3 years 9 weeks ago||I remember when...||
...the Big Ten and the Pac 10 where the last holdouts to not have conference tourneys. It was great b/c like football the regular season meant so so much more. I've always hated the tourney it is a pure money grab plan and simple. I'd much rather see the Big ten play everyone twice, and if they need the exposure just extend their season. But that's me, I'm sure some of you would disagree.
|3 years 10 weeks ago||Well...||
It was a pretty weak joke to begin with.
|3 years 10 weeks ago||I wonder if he is related to||
Art Vanderlay of vanderlay industries.
|3 years 21 weeks ago||Yes...||
...but you certainly have enough time to log in, and bitch about it. Do you ever think your bitching is really what is wasting your time?...and ours.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||Well from the rumors I hear...||
...And take it FWIW, but that would be part of the deal. Texas Home athletics would not appear on the Big Ten Network. UT would agree to a smaller percentage of gross from the Big Ten Network, and the Longhorn Network would stay Texas alone.
The Big Ten Network would still recieve its .50 per household on footprint states on basic cable deal, or whatever it is, with the State of Texas as part of that footprint.
UT has 3 options:
1) Become independent, which long term is not a good plan, too much risk.
2) PAC-12 which is fine, however it is kind like the BIG 10 lite.
3) Big Ten.
Honestly staying with the Big 12 w/out A&M is really not an option. You might as well become independent, why give away revenues to 8 other schools if they aren't giving you anything in return?
|3 years 43 weeks ago||I agree...||
...why does everyone want to mess with it. Its worked for 100 years.
What is worse to me is the talk of adding another playoff team. Talk about devalueing the reg season at that point.
|3 years 46 weeks ago||OSU fans swear there will be no LOIC...||
...But at this point it is hard to believe that. I mean if their athletic department doesn't fit that shoe, who does?
|3 years 48 weeks ago||I'd really like to see the OSU...||
...fanbase go a whole season with nothing but the like's of althelets like Till on their roster. After losing games to the likes of Indiana we'll see how fast they say who the "real" Buckeyes are. The fact that this is the one guy to come out and say "I wasn't doing it," speaks volumes. Laughable man!!! Their ship is sunk.
|3 years 48 weeks ago||Damn...||
That's a hell of a thing to say.
It's not like he said something like I'm interested in broading my horizons, or intereted in finding new oppurtunities.
He said about tO$U what you say about your friend in high school who smokes weed all the time after you've decided to get your GPA up so you can get into college.
|3 years 48 weeks ago||Wow...||
I'm glad you like him. He is just hit or miss for me. I don't think that is worth calling me an asshole over. It is just my opinion. Chill out.
|3 years 49 weeks ago||This news is frustrating...||
...and shortsighted. (Although obviously nothing is final till its final).
The Big Ten footprint has the possiblities of using several different NFL venues, such as Philly, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Cincy, Detroit, GreenBay, Minnesota, and Kansas City (biggest city close to Nebraska??).
Why limit yourself when you could have your game be a mid-western superbowl? It just seems lazy and boring to keep it in one place.
Also could Delany at least show the mildest concern for the economic well being of the rust belt. I mean sure it wouldn't help out Detroit in any way if Michigan or Michigan State was playing in Ford Field for a chance at the title.
|4 years 7 weeks ago||Good for you Dr.||
I don't care about how touchy this board is.
George W. Bush is human excrement and deserves ridicule.
Jim Tressel shows his true nature by aligning himself with such a horrible person.
Keep on posting brother.
|4 years 14 weeks ago||I just emailed||
like 10 people that. Strong first post. Thanks.
|4 years 14 weeks ago||It ain't that long...||
...And after the capital one bowl it seems even closer.
|4 years 14 weeks ago||If Hoke...||
...can get some quality PT out of Big Will it will be a huge boost to this team. It was one of the things that really hurt RichRod.
How about Q and Will in the middle against bama in 2012? They could turn that game for us if they develop.
|4 years 14 weeks ago||Misnomer...||
…regarding BH that Brian mentioned is that the is a Gary Patterson type coach, but if you look at his teams he has won with offense. I think it is the biggest hole in the argument of Hoke=Carr. BH is not adverse to open it up.
One thing that really scares me about Brady’s past is that Brian Kelly owns him. We will see if the balance changes on a bigger stage, but Brady really struggled to keep Kelly’s offense out of the endzone at Ball State. The Cardinals scored some too in the those games, but not enough to win.
I do think though if given time Hoke will consistently do well in conference. JMHO. we will see.
|4 years 15 weeks ago||This post is more than fair...||
...and I agree with most of what you are saying, Brian. I suppose the one assumption that I am on a wait and see approach is that Hoke = Carr in scheme and philosophy. As a person who jumped off the RR bandwagon around Penn State, I am firmly on the Hoke wagon until evidence to the contrary. It is the only reasonable way to be IMHO.
As for Brandon his stock cannot be lower for me. I don’t mind people being politic as long as its done in a stealth like fashion. Basically I don’t mind if there is a person behind the curtain as long as the show is good. DB looked like a rank amateur in this process and it reflected poorly on the school.
Good reading your stuff as always Brian. No matter what happens the autumn will still be a joy to watch Michigan football.
|4 years 15 weeks ago||I agree...||
...Plus Mulling coach at Notre Dame, and Miama of Ohio. He has recruited the area before, has relationships with High Schools. Obivously too coaching at Florida he has experience at a big time college program. Mullen could be a really good choice, I'd be happy with him.