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|21 hours 43 min ago||Though have we been blown out||
Though have we been blown out at home two games in a row like this? It's been a long time. This is an extremely perimeter dependent team and Donnal is no Jordan Morgan. I miss Jordan Morgan.
|21 hours 49 min ago||I think that the primary||
I think that the primary problem is the teams we are getting blown out by have their best players as seniors. Listen stauskas is in the pros so is mcgary and those would be seniors right now. I enjoyed what we had and we will have it again.
|4 days 14 hours ago||If he comes here good on him||
If he comes here good on him if he goes there good on him...either way I wish him the best. Frankly I'm just so happy to have a great football team and to be relevant again. We have Jim Harbaugh ...I'm still high on that feeling. The rest will sort itself out.
|6 days 13 hours ago||LongLiveBo you're right that was redundant||
LongLiveBo you're right that was redundant
|6 days 14 hours ago||Agreed we have Harbaugh and||
Agreed we have Harbaugh and he runs a meritocracy. That's all I need to hear.
|6 days 14 hours ago||It will all be over soon||
It will all be over soon ...hard to pull west coast kids from the west coast
|1 week 3 days ago||Welcome to the club of||
Welcome to the club of sleepless nights, endless worry and perpetual joy. The best day is when you realize that you will never create anything in your life quite like your boy.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Has anyone looked at the||
Has anyone looked at the stats on kids who commit to two or greater places during recruitment and how their careers end up? I have always wondered if it's a proxy for actual desire to play versus talent to play. Kellen jones, Chris Barnett, Chris Clark - I'm sure are examples where it worked out just curious
|3 weeks 21 hours ago||Financial - tax deferred||
Financial - tax deferred vehicles for their education - start now because there is diminishing return the later you start
|5 weeks 4 days ago||With valentine they are the||
With valentine they are the best team in the country. I'm not sure we can even make the argument that we are middle of the road in the Big Ten. I'm not sure laughing at MSU misfortune is the best position for us to take until we can beat Iowa ourselves. This is a REALLY good Iowa team.
|9 weeks 2 hours ago||Connor Cook double points.||
Connor Cook double points. Double pointing is a highly correlative variable to douchebaggery. Transitive property of douchebaggery says Connor Cook is a douche bag.
This is how you ace the SATs people!
MSU defensive and offensive line are coming togehter at the right time. They caught a few lucky breaks but honestly they have played defensively like Ohio State was playing offensively at the tailend of last year. I think Oklahmoa is playing better than anyone in the country right now personally (including Alabama) but this MSU team will be very intriguing and a very difficult out. This is a senior laden team that is hard nosed tough physical and knows how to win.
I still hate Connor Cook however....
|10 weeks 1 day ago||I'm coming||
I couldn't make it for MSU but plan to be there with my buddy at 9 or so.
See you guys there - excited for the game!! I'm the tall Indian guy with the spikey hair (aka Indian Kramer)
I will email for directions though I may have them from last time
|10 weeks 5 days ago||I have two boys about Chad's||
I have two boys about Chad's age. They are everything about my life that is worth living. I didn't know how much I could love until they came into my life. When they sleep in my arms or say I love you daddy spontaneously every thing in life that has ever weighed me down lifts away. That picture encapsulates everything about unconditional love that is both easy and hard. Their pain is over but your heart will always hurt. Just know Carr's that we all are carrying that hurt to because the burden of loss should never be shared in solitude. Prayers and thoughts....prayers and thoughts
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Scoreboard Scott...score....board||
|11 weeks 12 hours ago||Tom Herman was that good||
Tom Herman was that good
|11 weeks 12 hours ago||Why run Elliot so little? It was a really bizarre game plan.||
Why run Elliot so little? It was a really bizarre game plan.
|11 weeks 21 hours ago||Its time ...it's just...time||
Its time ...it's just...time
|11 weeks 2 days ago||I suspect that OSU may not be||
I suspect that OSU may not be as bad as we think. The key however is a very disciplined Willie Henry and probably having peppers be hybrid linebacker. The key appears to be literally sustaining your position against the O line so that releasing to the second level is delayed. I wonder if putting in Ross against the zone stretch isn't a better idea. IU made a concerted effort to stretch away from Peppers even with releasing lineman as he is too quick to block. Ross is similar on a read and react basis but on inside runs can get washed out. It's a dilemma for sure. Glasgow wasn't just strong, he was extremely bright. He knew when to stand up the OL and when to swim past. That was his real strength.
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Honestly that line seems insane||
Honestly that line seems insane
|18 weeks 15 min ago||This is the first year in a||
This is the first year in a long time that I can remember a northwestern defense that was this healthy. They are strong in both the front seven and back four. Its hard to run or throw on them and they are as disiplined in their play as Utah. We will score points but not a ton and the margin of error on execution is extremely low.
My big concern is you miss a run fit or lose contain northwestern will take that to the house. This makes hybrid jabrill the most important player in this game.
|18 weeks 3 days ago||Boddie this is your f'ing||
Boddie this is your f'ing wake up call man! I'm an FBI agent.
I felt a Point Break quote would lighten the mood. Admitteldy could be a tough crowd.
The advice of our elders is still something we all respect. Dengrating someone most of us revere (even though I don't beleive it was your intention you can see how it can be construed as such) is probably a sub optimal approach.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Thanks for sharing about your||
Thanks for sharing about your dad. It brought tears to my eyes...the kind that nostalgia around the moments that touch our heart avoke.
I wouldn't say I had the best relationship with my father. Part of it was him but part of it was definitely me. When we came to the U.S. his life changed in every way. He wasn't the breadwinner anymore (that was my mom) which was a fact he perpetually struggled with. He would take any of his smallest accomplishments and hope they would show demonstrable value. He started drinking, became sullen, withdrawn, violent and at some point just not really my father. He wasn't my mentor, he wasn't my friend, he was just some guy who shared my house and that I might see at a reunion and remark to someone, "remember THAT guy...what a weird dude". He would disappear
Except every Saturday since I was 8, we were different. We hung out on the couch and watched michigan football religiously. We would talk about the match ups, the strengths of the other team, what we loved about Bo (a dictator with a heart of gold who my father compared to the founder of Singapore who if you know anything about Singapore is a GOD to those people) and we shared a pride and a pain in being michigan football fans. As I grew up those were the only moments we could be honest with each other, sometimes without saying a word. It's where I told him I wasn't sure if I wanted to be a doctor (I was already a Flexie by then so it was a little late but...), that I wanted to marry this beautiful white girl (best decision I ever made) and where in a fit of anger after the Norte dame game after 2003 I told him I would never be the kind of father he was!
My father passed away the same day as Bo in 2006. We were estranged by that time with me living an existence I hoped to be the diametric opposite of his. I lost my mind when Crable hit Smith out of bounds and had that "well there goes our chance of being great" feeling in the pit of my stomach. As horrible as this sounds, my father was the furthest thought from my mind.
My mother after the game took me to the basement and gave me a letter with a box that was taped shut. She said, "read this and mourn in your own way". I never understood how she could defend a man who, outside of Saturday afternoon, was literally a complete waste of space to me. Then I read the letter and it was written by my father from that fateful day in 2003 after I had spewed everything I had ever felt about the man in an hour filled tirade.
My father had written a letter to me. In it he apologized, for every short coming and failure he had as a father. He explained how he didn't know the language, the culture or anything about America. He gave up everything great he knew about himself and life and came here with nothing to give me something better. He then explained all the things on Saturdays that he never could. That to not live a path for him but for myself because someday he would be gone and I would live with consequences. To do things in life for passion and not obligation. To realize how your children are your biggest gift to this earth and on this earth. And you should be willing to do anything for them because they are the only remnant of you that matters. Then I found why he would disappear during the week. He had written Bo and asked him if there was anyway he could learn about football because he and his son couldn't communicate any other way. Bo had hooked up with alumni who spent the better part of four years teaching my dad the game. Just so he could spend Saturday afternoons with me. He closed with his hope in his heart that I could forgive him and that I could learn someday to love him again.
In the box were letters from multiple alumni telling me how much my dad truly cared. He had built his own little social network that helped him survive and made thus new world less scary. Bottom of the box was all the michigan swag that he had bought for my kids so that all of us would have a common language forever. My kids still call it daddy football because that's what Michigan is and what it is to me.
I will never get a chance to say sorry to my father but his desire to be better for me lives on in my kids. Just like michigan football. It does matter and for me it always will.
Thanks for your story and I hope the seat next to you on the couch is always open.
|19 weeks 20 hours ago||I was at the game today and||
I was at the game today and though I'm not ready to declare M back they were very impressive live. It's probably my PTSD from the last seven years but that was a good old fashioned ass whipping. The thing that was most encouraging was that this was a coached win. They were missing their nose tackle and QB and we ran counters and off sets right up the gut and played tight coverage to the sidelines on every go route. We game planned, executed and stayed disciplined.
This team has so much potential. Rudock will have to win them a game or two and he will have to throw seams and go routes even if they are risks. But boy can this team run and the coaches can definitely scheme.
I've been waiting seven years to exhale. I feel like I finally can. Doesn't that feel great guys?!
Go blue forever
|19 weeks 3 days ago||God bless you sir!! Just||
God bless you sir!! Just for that I will hold the captain pose in suspension for fifteen minutes or until I lose my balance. Whichever happens first:)
|19 weeks 3 days ago||I'm not sure bringing my||
I'm not sure bringing my mothers homemade chutney makes a tailgate or not but I would probably win the award for foreign food smell we can't get off our clothes.
If such an award exists...
|19 weeks 3 days ago||How can stamos in khakis not||
How can stamos in khakis not be confident?
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Oh man for sure - will email||
Oh man for sure - will email to get directions but there is no tailgate like an mgoblog tailgate. I went to the Brian cook memorial tailgate for the 2012 MSU game where I met Seth for the first time and we thought for ever so brief a moment that OSU would lose to Purdue. Mgobloggers came by and we all had dogs. It felt like home.
I have to say I remember this as a student and it's even more acute to me as alumni. I feel like I'm always part of a family and every time we get together it's a reunion. Thanks for hosting this and excited to see everyone there.
Mgoblog...making friends and influencing people like the Dale Carnegie of college football.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||Uhmm have anyone of you||
Uhmm have anyone of you actually seen the attire that both field photographers and press box videographers wear? It's usually a hoodie with the teams logo and jeans or even more team swag. I think it's almost a requirement. He's not interviewing for Goldman Sachs. Frankly, it doesn't sound like WD is even involved in covering the game from a journalism standpoint.
I'm not sure what the consternation is about but WD where the maize with pride. Youre an inspirational fan and I love how passionate you are about the team.
|21 weeks 2 days ago||The sad part is I feel for||
The sad part is I feel for the kid. He came from a really rough upbringing in Peoria and this was a dream of his to play at Michigan. I am sure what he did was egregious and it will be both telling and sad when it comes out but this is still a real shame across the board.
Michigan won't win here and neither will LTT. My sincere hope is that whatever happens he gets his life turned around.
We as fans will soldier on but there is a young man here whose entire life has come undone obviously and we should all be cognizant of that. If it is something terrible he has done then hopefully he can learn from it - if it is not then hopefully we as a university can learn from it.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||In regards to Winston it's||
In regards to Winston it's probably more a case of another school unexpectedly blowing him away and Us making him a secondary priority initially