further adventures in Jed York being unsuited for his position
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|22 hours 51 min ago||Bullying back based on their looks||
Who's bullying back? I'm not even on twitter. I simply googled their names and the links popped up.
I'm mocking cretinous assholes who deserve to have their visual anonymity gone.
|23 hours 3 min ago||Just gaze upon the awesomeness of Sean and Adam||
|23 hours 34 min ago||How about these conditions?||
Make the shot, and Kate Upton is worshipfully in love with you for the rest of your days.
Miss the shot, and you've got Sofia Vergara screaming in your ear for the rest of your days.
|1 day 9 hours ago||I imagine Laettner is a lot like Laimbeer or Chelios.||
Except that Laimbeer and Chelios actually helped their teams win championships in the pros.
|1 day 20 hours ago||"Pack your bags"?||
Interesting that Peppers, Morgan, Cole, and Butt are all leaving the team and turning pro.
|2 days 17 hours ago||So lemme get this straight||
It's an article of faith around here that Darrell Funk was a miserable failure at being an OL coach, even though the vast majority of MGoBloggers holding that opinion wouldn't be able to describe precisely, in detail, just exactly how and in what way he was deficient in his coaching methods if their lives depended on it. Their opinions were formed because of how ineffective our relatively-well regarded recruits were doing at game time.
Yet at the same time we're supposed to entirely dismiss out of hand the possibility that the previous S&C staff wasn't exactly up to snuff, either, because "it's up to the kids" or "all S&C coaches teach the same stuff."
Either all assistant coaches make a difference by virtue of the fact that they're individuals with unique strengths and weaknesses, or none of them do. You can't logically have it both ways.
|2 days 17 hours ago||Klima, I knew you'd show up||
but it's nice to see you're wearing a helmet now. Good decision.
|2 days 19 hours ago||Judging from your avatar, you're 142 years old||
Judging from your comment, you're about 12.
|2 days 21 hours ago||Not really surprising he'd have Stanford high on his list||
Stanford signed two QBs in 2011, Evan Crower and Kevin Hogan, and Hogan's the only one left from that year. Stanford signed no QBs in 2012. In 2013, they signed only Ryan Burns, a 4-star out of VA. In 2014 they signed only Keller Chryst, a 4-star from Palo Alto. Stanford signed no QBs in the 2015 class.
That means that the only real competition for playing time for Costello would be Burns and Chryst, and they're two and three years ahead of him. Contrast that with Michigan, where he would have a senior Morris, and Malzone, Speight, Gentry, and whoever else JH recruits in the 2016 class, plus maybe a transfer or two.
Not to mention Stanford's a great school in his part of the country, which is not featured on the Weather Channel for subzero temperatures.
|3 days 17 hours ago||Bo Schembechler was a great coach||
But he was far from infallible too. Every coach has his blind spots; the great ones just have fewer of them, and the ones they do have tend to be less damaging.
|4 days 10 hours ago||Thanks for the link||
My wife and I are huge fans of animation, but I don't remember ever seeing this one.
This is one reason why MGoBlog is what it is.
|4 days 12 hours ago||Saw this and the other Oscar nominees||
At the State a couple of weeks ago. Awesome animation coupled with great storytelling can't be beat.
|4 days 15 hours ago||I don't seen any video running at that site||
Do you have to log in to see something?
|4 days 20 hours ago||I've driven the length of Kansas on my way to Colorado||
many times over the years, and I think the western parts of the state along I-70 are beautful in a strange, almost abstract kind of way. It's just gently rising pasture or open range land as far as the eye can see on both sides of the interstate, punctuated only by the occasional small town or copse of trees off in the distance.
That being said, it's always exciting to finally cross the border into Colorado and start straining the eyeballs for the first faint glimpse of the Front Range.
|5 days 9 hours ago||can't tell because lighting is crappy||
Is it a light blue-gray, or does it just appear that way because it's in shadow? Impossible to tell.
|5 days 9 hours ago||Brian made an interesting comment this morning||
during the MGoBlog roundtable on WTKA, he said that when he attended practices under the prior regime, a large portion of the players were frequently just standing around. Assuming he didn't just happened to be there at odd times, I think it speaks to how poorly prepared the team often looked during the past three seasons. A coaching staff that can't manage and plan the limited amount of practice time they've got so that the players are maximizing the amount of work they're doing both physically and mentally is probably not going to be very good at getting the fundamentals across.
Brian's observation after observing one practice under JH is that things are now radically different—very little standing around, and everybody's running.
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|5 days 18 hours ago||Those bottoms are going to look like||
the players' shorts are falling down and exposing their underwear. Sorta like the sagging look comes to basketball unis. Excellent thinking.
|6 days 7 hours ago||"blew a lot of Rose Bowls to much weaker opponents"||
I won't deny that we tended to play conservatively in the Rose Bowls under Bo, and I agree that it contributed to our losses.
However, when you designate those USC teams we played in the Rose Bowls after the '76 and '78 seasons as "much weaker," you couldn't be more ridiculously, blindly wrong.
The '76 USC team went 11-1 and finished #2 in the country, behind undefeated Pitt. The '78 USC team went 12-1 and won the fucking national championship.
On top of that, in the 1977 through 1981 NFL drafts—which would have covered almost all of UM's and USC's rosters for the 1976 and 1978 teams—Michigan had 28 players drafted. USC had 48 drafted.
Three of those USC players on the '78 team—Marcus Allen, Ronnie Lott, and Anthony Munoz—are in the NFL Hall of Fame. The '76 USC team also included Vince Evans, Charles White, Dennis Thurman, Ricky Bell, Keith Van Horne, Marvin Powell, and Clay Matthews, all of whom had NFL careers.
In addition, that Washington team we played after the 1977 season that you're sneering at had a guy named Warren Moon at QB, who's now in the NFL Hall of Fame.
You're making the same provincial homer mistake that most Michigan fans continue to make to this day: for some bizarre reason, Michigan fans refuse to acknowledge that USC has been far, far more productive at putting top-level talent into the NFL over the past 50+ years than Michigan has. Michigan has had two players since 1960 go into the HOF—Dierdorf and Tom Mack. USC has had ten.
|6 days 23 hours ago||Jim Harbaugh would not be impressed||
with how easily so many of you are impressed.
|6 days 23 hours ago||There's a real serious danger not far down the road for rap||
Once Artificial Intelligence gains self-awareness, no human rapper will be able to keep up.
|1 week 10 hours ago||Watching him give the stink-eye to a dumb question||
reminds me of something else.
"O.K., from a distance Bo comes on like a yahoo. And that's Bo's public image. He has had horrible problems with the press, which has this nasty habit of wanting to talk to him when he loses, his mother's advice notwithstanding. But even if the media's timing were better, it probably wouldn't make much difference, because Bo hates the press. Not just a little. A lot. The Voice of Michigan Football, Bob Ufer, says he has tried to get Schembechler to be nicer to the media. "But he told me," says Ufer, " 'Bob, if I win, I don't need the press, and if I lose, they can't help me.' " Ufer defends Schembechler, whose record at Michigan over 12 years is 114-21-3; Bo's teams have won the Big Ten title twice and tied for it seven times.
Says Ufer, "Bo has two categories of things in his life: what matters and what doesn't matter. What matters is football. What doesn't matter is everything else. Bo is the kind of guy who is so dedicated that he doesn't realize how he's coming off." So while some coaches like to go out and drink with sportswriters, Bo would prefer to break out in warts.
Until a couple of years ago, he would routinely storm out of press conferences, kick reporters out of the sessions ("Don't be offended," says one of Bo's friends. "He'd kick Millie out, too"), make himself unavailable and order his players not to talk. Talking very softly once at a press conference, he was asked to speak up. "I'm speaking as loudly as I can," said Bo softly and arrogantly. And in a memorable set-to on Oct. 1, 1979, Schembechler gave an absolutely unnecessary push to a publicity-seeking college newspaper reporter.
Yet too much is read into all this. As Don Canham, athletic director at Michigan, says, "Bo is oblivious to life."
From Sports Illustrated, September 14, 1981
|1 week 16 hours ago||flexible front plate on the forehead area above the facemask.||
Hell, if we're making helmets flexible again we might as well go all the way:
|1 week 17 hours ago||It's amazing how cluttered these uniforms have become.||
At the current rate of clutterization, in five years we're going to look like NASCAR.
|1 week 17 hours ago||Harbaugh definitely falls in the latter category.||
If you look at the statements Harbaugh made to the Stanford faithful right after he started in Palo Alto, and look at how he's handled things here in A2, one thing is for certain: Jim Harbaugh knows how to play to his audience. He's a master politician.
|1 week 17 hours ago||Those who hate helmet stickers feel they interfere with||
the inherent beauty of the winged helmet. To me, the large black attachment tabs with the prominent Adidas logo are far, far more intrusive. At least helmet stickers are about Michigan.
|1 week 21 hours ago||This is a brilliant branding solution in two respects||
1. They made the new team color closer to their instate rival's: http://www.bengals.com/
2. They took a basic rendition of a bulldog and turned it into a Hanna-Barbera cartoon.
|1 week 23 hours ago||That's a brotastic duckface||
I see future sales & marketing execs in that pic.
|1 week 1 day ago||Government agencies, colleges/universities, Fortune 500 co's.||
No wonder so many institutions and companies are fucked up.
|1 week 1 day ago||Nobody should worry about Ty's weight right now||
First, Webb said this morning that when Isaac left USC, he was 250, so he's actually dropped some weight.
In addition, Jim Brown was 6-2 and 232, and he was one of the most dominant RBs in NFL history. John Riggins was 6-2 and 230, and he's in the NFL HOF. Ty being 6-3 and 240 isn't out of whack by itself; it all depends on what kind of weight he's carrying. I don't have any doubt that he'll be in good shape by the time fall camp arrives.