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|1 week 3 days ago||It's nice to read these||
It's nice to read these discussions without Michigan being a part of the conversation.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I remember when he committed||
I remember when he committed and people believed he would an afterthought because of Derrick Green. (We were in the mix for Ty Isaac as well). Thank god for afterthoughts!
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Don't understand how a one||
Don't understand how a one dimensional team can get the edge on us, especially when they're going into the wind
|16 weeks 21 hours ago||Wrong thread sorry-you can figure it out||
Wrong thread sorry-you can figure it out
|16 weeks 21 hours ago||I went with my sons when they||
I went with my sons when they had Clarett. We wore neutral colors which was the same as wearing Michigan colors. One of their "students" tried to knock me down before the game-no problems afterwards since they won.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||I would take visits to the||
I would take visits to the best known stadia, try to see as many big games as possible, and sample the local talent. And of course commit to Michigan
|18 weeks 1 day ago||Pharaoh Brown||
|21 weeks 2 days ago||1960 World Series-Yankees won||
1960 World Series-Yankees won three lopsided games and lost four close ones including game 7 with Mazeroski's walk off. I felt sorry for the Yankees (didn't know the history of the franchise) and it fueled my lifelong Yankee fandom
|38 weeks 5 days ago||Allergies and parasites||
The first person to try this actually went to a village in Africa and walked barefoot knowing he would become infected. He became sick due to the infestation but when he recovered, his asthma and allergies were much improved. He (or someone else) tried to make a business of this by selling infected fecal material. The business was shut down by the FDA.
|45 weeks 3 days ago||Hey Heiko-have a urology||
Hey Heiko-have a urology question for you. How do you diagnose hypospadias on an EKG? Inverted P's.
|46 weeks 2 days ago||Everyone is an expert on||
Everyone is an expert on pregnancy and child rearing so you will be bombarded with advice-ignore most of what you hear.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Famous people||
Henry Kissinger (surrounded by security) walked by when I lived in NYC,passed Gen. Colin Powell walking to dinner in DC ( no security) and stood next to Barry Sanders while getting food at The Palace (don't think anyone else recognized him)
|1 year 47 weeks ago||It wasn't one bad night-it||
It wasn't one bad night-it was one night that was made public. Local police have told me about other incidents that were hushed up. That was obviously before cell phones and social media.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||rushing yards||
that would have beaten PSU last year
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Braxton Miller||
Hope he has the game of his life against Sparty and then craps the bed against us.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Comcast pricing||
I had cable and internet and of course was overpaying. Discovered that if you add a landline, they will reduce the total cost, give you faster internet and throw in some premium channels.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||GR III||
Very happy for the young man and hope he can translate it to the regular season when there will be some semblance of defense played.. Kind of reminds me of recruiting battles-we do very well in February but not so well from September thru November.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||nuptials for Zoltan||
This may be the textbook example of when a punter outkicks his coverage!
|2 years 42 weeks ago||Jake Ryan||
JMFR tore his ACL in mid March, not April. I learned of it the day I left for Las Vegas to watch the start of last years NCAA basketball tournament.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||2014 RB||
Had we redshirted De'Veon Smith he would have been the running back in the 2014 class. There was no need to burn it for the few carries he received. On a similar note, I don't know why Charleton played as a true freshman with both Ojemudia and Clark directly ahead of him. Next year we will have a senior, junior, and sophomore at the same positions.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||burning of redshirts||
one of the problems i have with the staff is the way they needlessly burn redshirts. deveon smith is a prime example-for the number of carries he got, it would have been nice to hold him out. he then would have become the running back we still appear to be recruiting for 2014. unless of course the staff doesn't feel he'll ever make the grade.
|3 years 6 weeks ago||Adjusting game plan||
When the power game failed against both akron and uconn (and we nearly lost both games) it should have been evident change was needed. There was no reason to think it would work against PSU. btw, our young o line is still young next year as we lose our two best and most experienced blockers. Don't look for power to work until at least 2015.
|3 years 7 weeks ago||coaching change||
The job of the staff is to put the players in a postion to win, rather than not to lose. Unfortunately our current staff is not doing this which is why we suffer these gut crushing losses. This is becoming a Michigan tradition that goes back at least to Lloyd and possibly to Bo himself.
Being stubborn is not a strategy, at least not a strategy for success. If what you are doing isn't working, CHANGE IT. This shouldn't be a foreign concept. This failure to adapt has cost us many close games since I was a freshman in 1971, especially in bowl games and against major rivals.
I'm not suggesting we convert to a spread with the read-option being our staple play but throwing short passes and the occasional deep ball in order to set up the run would seem to be a rational strategy given our deficiencies on the offensive line. Splitting four receivers out will prevent teams from loading up in the box. That is what Tressel did in 2006 with excellent results. This year, Northwestern and Indiana (fer godssake) have more dynamic offenses than we do and Sparty seems to have found an offense as well. Last nights' game and last years OSU game and too many others to list have been lost partially because of our approach to the game. Something has to change-either our strategy or our staff- if Michigan is to be a consistent winner.. I am willing to give them time to develop their own recruits but the results should be very obvious and very soon.
|3 years 7 weeks ago||toning it down||
I've had this conversation with my adult sons over the past few years and we all agree with the idea behind this post. i attended u-m from 71-78 and have remained a devoted fan since that time. i find myself feeling worse about losses as i get older and not deriving as much pleasure from the wins. (akron and ucon were actually worse for me than psu)
i have trouble sleeping on saturdays regardless of the outcome of the game. i have endured many donkey punches over the years but i keep returning for more. i thought rr would bring us to a new level of glory and we know what happend-i had my doubts about the current regime and now i feel anger over what i see as a lack of progress. people can talk about systems and lack of experience but we are simply not very good right now.
the job of the coaching staff is to prepare players and put them in a positon when they can possibly win. our coaches are playing not to lose. going forward, my biggest fear is how it will affect recruiting which is our only salvation at this time
|3 years 8 weeks ago||ohio and northwestern||
Is there anyone who believes we can hang with either one of those teams?
|3 years 14 weeks ago||playing time and medical redshirt||
I believe the answer is fewer than 30% of the games and none after the first half of the season. That would allow him to play three early games (CMU, ND, and CT) without burning his redshirt. Theoretically he would then be better prepared to replace DG if the need arises.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||kool aid||
that is an extremely optimistic view of his potential. we have three new starting offensive lineman, an unknown group of running backs (?healthy Toussaint) and little in the way of proven receivers. if dg has that kind of year, i'm looking at a nc run.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||defensive lapses||
i think one of the posters may have hit on a solution-we should try a 3-3-5. Maybe if we had eleven guys on the floor, we could get an occasional stop. I realize there would be a problem getting enough touches for everyone on the offensive side of the floor but it's worth a shot.
|3 years 41 weeks ago||Bucket list||
I had a roommate in grad school who maintained his own list-it consisted of politicians and teachers he would take out if he was diagnosed with a terminal illness. He remains healthy so no action was ever taken.
|3 years 48 weeks ago||recruiting||
I long for the good old days when I wasn't able to follow recruiting and I just waited for the coaches to announce the incoming freshman class.