Mike Lantry, 1972
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|1 week 2 days ago||My wife insists that Spike looks like Scrat||
and Nik looks like Sid from the movie Ice Age.
That seemed like it should go here.
|1 week 2 days ago||The guys who didn't get paid have been needlessly screwed||
The Fab Five deserve to have a Final Four banner hanging in Crisler. You get a Final Four banner because you won your region, which the Fab Five did with all eligible players when they were freshmen. Webber's violations occurred during the Final Four, but after winning the regional championship. It makes little sense that the regional championship isn't recognized.
When I emailed Brandon he was kind enough to respond, but he basically said "I didn't make the decision, I don't know what to tell you." It's never made sense to me that the first Final Four doesn't count. (Yes, I get that the original banner said runner up, fine, just change it to Final Four.)
|1 week 2 days ago||I have no idea what your comment means||
The 1989 team doesn't need to go out and gin up recognition because they're champions. They're a run-of-the-mill tournament winner.
The Fab Five does have to go our and gin up media attention because they've been made victims of circumstance. They were a cultural movement, which always have a counter and which resides among a huge portion of the alumni base, and that caused them to lose a banner that they fairly won. Michigan big wigs want to ignore the Fab Five, unlike the 1989 team.
What does that have to do with last year?
|1 week 2 days ago||That's because they won the national title||
they're champions. The Fab Five are cultural icons.
Also the 1989 team didn't get their banner taken down even though they won their region with all eligible players.
|3 weeks 22 hours ago||Ugh. Woodson, not Webber.||
sigh. Thought one thing typed the other.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Here's mine, everyone forgets Willie Heston||
Football: Howard, Webber, Heston, Harmon
Baskebtall: Burke, Cazzie, Rudy, Juwan.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||hmmmmm||
I'll go with Tigers Baseball.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I'm going to tell myself that it's to allow Lebron to pick||
Yep, I'm going to tell myself that.
What a debacle.
|5 weeks 4 hours ago||Washington||
I went to grad school to get a phd in history. needless to say, there weren't too many colleagues of mine who liked sports, except my one buddy who's a Washington fan. The first few seasons it was a disaster, we lost to App State and then went 3-9. He went 0-12. But, we both stuck to it (we went to the Sugar Bowl, I'm hoping to fly out new Husky Stadium next year).
Washington's been a fun team to root for. They've got a ton of talent, they're university outlook is similar to Michigan's, etc. Pretty pumped to see what Petersen does.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||They do||
It's called a stipend. Being a research assistant is about the equivalent of being the water boy on an NFL team. Being a TA is about is like being the guy who cuts the film.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||That's because you're not an amateur||
As a former grad student, I can tell you, if you're not treating grad school as work, then you're not approaching it the right way. Football is an extracurricular activity, grad school (and the teaching associated with it) is not.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||This has always been something I've thought about||
If D1 teams were filled with D2 players, how many fans would watch? My guess is pretty much all of them.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Put the First Final 4 banner back up||
They won that won without breaking any rules and with all eligible players, according to the investigation and ruling. (Webber became ineligible after winning the Elite 8 game, and thus their regional, but before playing the Final Four game)
Then move on.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I'll Trade a healthy Dawson for a health McGary All Day||
Just win. They don't put 'but MSU was hurt' on the Big Ten banners.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I really wish basketball had same eligibility rules as baseball||
Leave out of high school if you want, but if you play here, it needs to be 3 years.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Or just have the Super Bowl on Saturday||
I've never understood why they can't do that.
|7 weeks 4 hours ago||Nothing says little brother like doing that||
Just like A&M referring to UT as "varsity" in their fight song.
|8 weeks 19 hours ago||I do think it's a safe bet that the next coach will be 1 of 3||
Whenever it happens. It's safe to assume that It's either going to be a Harbaugh (if next year) or Nussmeier (down the road).
I became a Washington fan about 7 years ago (long story short: I was getting a PhD and the only other diehard college football guy in the program was a UW guy so we became devoted to each other's teams as well as our own). I've watched him a lot, Nussmeier's the real deal.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Nebraska was 8-6 and at home||
They're a top 100 team in conference on the road. Kenpom had the game at -4 for Michigan. They have one bad loss: UAB.
Northwestern was a tirefire.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Been a fan of Washington for 7 years||
Long story. But this is a freqking home run.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||It only looks similar if you think the following||
That close wins against 2012 Wisconsin, TCU, Boise, and Indiana are similar to three close wins against 2013 Northwestern, Akron, and UCONN.
Of course, they aren't close. Only the close win against IU in 2012 is comparable to our three close wins. Our best Big Ten win was against Minnesota. Theirs was against the Big Ten champion.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||LOL||
MSU went 7-6 last year with 4 close losses (3 against top 20 teams) and 2 close wins (over top 25 teams).
This year we had two blowout losses. 0 wins over top 25 teams and only 2 wins against teams with a WINNING record. Three miracle wins came aganist teams with a combined 13-24 record.
I hope you're right, but MSU is definitely not confirmation.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Are we replacing our average coach with an elite one?||
If so, yes. I think that with a coach who can strategize during the game rather than simply just develop a plan and run into a wall when it doesn't work, then yes, we could see major improvement.
If we continue to have a headcoach who has never called a game at the college level, then no.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||It all depends||
Has he consulted with Dave Brandon?
|8 weeks 6 days ago||LOL||
SDSU was 4-3 in the MWC, Nebraska was 5-3, both at home. NW was 3-5, 6-7. Hoke still has no road wins against a winning team.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Because the coaches you cherry picked Are good||
And Hoke's first season had nine gimme games, ND, and two tough road games (which he lost). The other guys walked into decent situations and had flexibility with schemes, which allows for success against coaches you haven't coached against.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||This has always been a lame excuse||
The reason why the Big Ten isn't good is because of coaching, plain and simple. Some else mentioned it, but all you have to do is look at basketball. The Big Ten hired the best coaches, and now we're the best league. Look at the Pac 12 football. They all went out and hired great coaches, and now they're probably the best league.
Big Ten football is bad because it's insular and acts like it's still the 1970s (outside of OSU, who's dominated the Big Ten).
Here's the recent coaching hires before they came to the Big Ten:
Michigan: MAC/WAC coach.
IU: Oklahoma OC
PSU: Patriots OC (though now we'll see)
Wisconsin: Utah St
OSU: Florida (two time national champion)
One of these things is not like the other (and the other oddball, O'Brien, did about as well as you could expect).
Let's compare to basketball:
IU: Big East
Michigan: Big East
OSU A-10 (following an Elite 8)
Iowa: Sienna (after three straight tournament appearances)
Purdue: Big Ten Assistant
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Talking about Dantonio.||
As a response to name three coaches better.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Jim harbaugh||
John Harbaugh (if he wants to coach college), Chris Petersen, Les Miles, Jimbo Fisher, Gus Malzahn....he's good, but he's still a half notch below the top, mostly due to recruiting.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Except for the whole getting better every season||
Playing for conference titles, dominating their rival, and doing it all in a significantly better conference part.