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|1 hour 8 min ago||I propose a Corn Dog Bowl||
The cheerleaders have a corn dog swallowing contest at half-time, and spectators are encouraged to join in the fun up in the stands.
|6 hours 11 min ago||Stafford @ $31.5 million||
|16 hours 27 min ago||But appears he could add some weight.||
If the conversation that Sam Webb had with Allen Trieu this morning is any indication, Cornell may have already added that weight—Trieu says he's now up to 270, which is starting to get into interior DL territory.
|1 day 3 hours ago||Spike Dykes||
Thanks for the reminder about that... I'd heard Sam mention it last week, but forgot.
Spike Dykes sounds like a character on Archer.
|1 day 3 hours ago||Fergodsakes||
bring in Jerry Hanlon as a consultant. Please.
|1 day 3 hours ago||thatd be an idiot move.||
Outside of Ann Arbor, the rest of the world sees OSU going undefeated during two straight regular season campaigns being led by a guy with one of the best overall records in coaching history, including two national championships.
The record here in Ann Arbor during that time has been far less impressive. Whether playing for his former OC will make up the difference is the question.
Of course, that doesn't explain his interest in Cal.
|1 day 5 hours ago||he did Ray Lewis's dance to a Beyonce song for D Hand||
Well that explains why Hand went to Bama then. I wouldn't want to watch my DC try to mimic the ugliest, stupidest dance in human history more than once either.
|1 day 6 hours ago||I missed the fact that he's a 2015 kid||
I had assumed he was 2016. Agree that Harris or Weber are higher priorities.
Norfleet looks shiftier in space, but Holloman looks markedly faster.
|1 day 8 hours ago||The idea that he might be swayed by Mattison's musical tastes||
is really reaching. Kids can see through that stuff.
|1 day 9 hours ago||Must have Holloman||
When you see a guy consistently outrunning DBs who have the angle on him, you've got something dangerous.
|1 day 12 hours ago||"I immediately believed "family matter" was likely a euphemism||
for something potentially embarrassing."
Did you immediately believe it was a euphemism for being booted out of school for involvement in an alleged sexual assault?
|1 day 12 hours ago||who cares what Hoke said?||
So if you were a family member of the victim of this assault—or a family member of any of the other assault victims whose cases weren't so high-profile—you'd have been totally fine with "family issues" as an explanation?
|1 day 13 hours ago||Was he also likely told how to handle it... Absolutely.||
What Hoke said is not the most important aspect of this sorry mess, but I'm not giving him—or the Athletic Department—a pass on it.
Using the phrase "family issues" is intentionally misleading, because it directly conjures up visions of a death in the family, or a serious illness, or some other Gibbons family crisis. If as you assert Hoke was told how to handle it, then either the AD dept ordered him to intentionally mislead, or Hoke horrifically bungled instructions that the AD had provided him to phrase things differently.
Given how many times Hoke has used the term "violating team rules" for other players, it's not like he had no other stock phrases to use regarding Gibbons.
The one thing I'm trying to keep in mind is this: never ascribe to malevolence that which can be explained by stupidity (or inarticulateness).
|1 day 14 hours ago||The notion that Hoke "turned around" a cratered Ball St. program||
is a nice bit of exaggeration that has a zombie-like life around here.
Bill Lynch's final three seasons at Ball State:
5-6, 5-6, 6-6
Brady Hoke's seasons at Ball State:
4-8, 2-9, 4-7, 5-7, 7-6, 12-1
Given that it took Hoke five years to exceed the win total—by one whole game—that BSU had the year before he took over, it's more accurate to say that he turned around his own Ball State program.
|2 days 1 min ago||They fail to acknowledge player development at Ball State and SD||
If you're gonna claim his player development at those schools was so good, then go ahead and list those players. Otherwise it's an empty claim.
|2 days 9 min ago||The App St and Toledo losses aren't really relevant||
Sure, they may still sting, but App St had a new coach last year and went 4-8. They're not the FCS powerhouse they were in 2007. Toledo happened under RR, and as bad as we've looked at times over the last two years, we're nowhere near as bad as we were in 2008.
And as awful as we played in Akron and UConn games, the games were as close as they were because we turned the ball over eight freaking times. Turning the ball over that often is a recipe for disaster for most teams.
|2 days 1 hour ago||Its hard to imagine him getting mad.||
Coaches don't need to be raging tyrants instilling fear in the players to be successful (Osborne, Snyder, Don James come to mind right off the bat) but then he needs to have a great eye for picking talented assistants. I'm not sure he's proven he does yet.
|2 days 2 hours ago||I think we're good for 3-4 losses in 2014||
but App State won't be one of them.
|2 days 7 hours ago||Sam doesn't do much Basketball coverage||
Now you're just talking out your ass.
|2 days 7 hours ago||We need to win at all costs.||
You should just take your cash advantage and go root for an SEC team.
|2 days 9 hours ago||It'd be nice to not see our OL get shoved backwards at the snap||
and would be even better to see them actually knocking the DL off the line occasionally.
If they can manage to do these two things with consistency, they might be able to beat a good team on the road during the regular season in a hostile environment.
If they can't do these things in 2014 and 2015, Hoke won't be here in 2016.
|2 days 9 hours ago||Man up and get an SUV. Honda Pilot||
If you're concerned about "manning up," you should never get a car with the gear shift sticking out of the dashboard in the first place. Real men have the gear shift right next to driver's seat. Cumong man.
|2 days 11 hours ago||don't want to start using the ethics of Ohio State to get there.||
Cheating in recruiting or in retaining players is no guarantee of success on the field. You still have to do something with the players you get, and in that one respect Tressel was highly successful, unfortunately. He might be a scumbag when it comes to ethics, but he was a smart coach with very capable assistants.
What we want for the football team is the equivalent of Beilein—smart as hell, ethics beyond reproach, with a proven eye for both for assistant coaching talent and for player talent to match his system. I'm not 100% convinced that the present football staff is incapable of providing all that, but there's not a huge amount of evidence so far that it can do it, either.
|2 days 11 hours ago||FWIW, here's the NFL's Injury & Safety Panel on this topic||
"The NFL’s Injury and Safety Panel presented a study today finding that anterior cruciate ligament injuries happened 88 percent more often in games played on FieldTurf than in games played on grass, the Associated Press is reporting."
I believe that eventually research will clearly indicate that natural grass is safer, but whether that will lead to a return of the real stuff is a different question.
|2 days 11 hours ago||here (opening sentence) is where I lost it:||
What are you complaining about? App St. is the next game, isn't it? All she said is that she was looking ahead to it, not looking forward to it.
|2 days 12 hours ago||a total dumpster fire?||
Like all trolls, his goal is getting somebody to notice him. Now he's telling his mom about how he told all those pussies at MGoBlog that they're pussies.
|2 days 17 hours ago||Do you really trust what Sam Webb says anyway?||
I've been following recruiting for over 20 years, and there isn't anybody covering UM recruiting for basketball and football who's been more on top of things in that time than Sam Webb. He's not perfect in his prognostications, but nobody is. If you put more trust in 247 or that high school kid, have at it.
|3 days 11 hours ago||Watching other teams' spring games||
is like turning to antifreeze when you've run out of vodka.
|3 days 13 hours ago||Would be nice if we can start having dynasties in the modern era||
So you neg a list of past dynasties. Makes perfect sense.
|3 days 16 hours ago||there was a no cheering, but rather a sort of nervous murmur||
This is pretty interesting. Anybody else in attendance notice this too?
I know he has his supporters, but I suspect that DB might be one of the most unpopular people on UM's campus. If he can't get cheers in Crisler while presenting awards for a Michigan national championship, that's a sure sign that he's not well-respected or liked.