here's one vote for "John Beilein's head in a Futurama jar"
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|17 hours 49 min ago||For a program with the length and breadth of our history||
Cutting the "best" down to four or five is ridiculous. It's more clickbait by Rivals than anything else.
|1 day 16 hours ago||Cornell's body is really morphing into a sterotypical DT||
That's exactly the point that Webb has made on numerous occasions when talking about Cornell: the staff apparently feels that he's destined to be an interior DL, and they don't need any more DLs in this class, while they do need DEs.
|1 day 18 hours ago||Of all the guys we're still in contention for, at any position||
Roseboro is the one I want the most.
|1 day 18 hours ago||Biakubatuka that's what we're missing here lately fellas.||
I think what we're missing is what made Biakabatuka possible: our OL making holes to run through.
|1 day 20 hours ago||Eh you kids||
1. 1971 OSU Michigan completes undefeated season, Billy Taylor, Woody going nuts, F-4s flying missing man directly over stadium at halftime
2. 1979 Indiana.
3. 1984 Defending national champs Miami of Florida- we pick off Bernie Kosar 4 times and make it look easy 22-14
4. 2010 UConn- watching Eliot Mealer walk unassisted out to the M banner
5. 1981 Notre Dame #1 ND comes into town led by ex-high school coach Gerry Faust and leaves with tails between legs. 25-7
|2 days 8 hours ago||If you have to tell people to respect you with a t-shirt||
you don't deserve any respect.
|2 days 18 hours ago||Murder ball||
Unless the OL improves dramatically, the only people getting murdered are our own RBs and QBs.
|2 days 19 hours ago||What does Jerry HANLON know about offensive line coaching?||
At one point during the season last year, I heard a radio interview with Hanlon, and he was asked why the OL was having such a hard time protecting Devin.
Without any hesitation, hemming, hawing, or issuing meaningless generalities about playing tougher or executing better, Hanlon immediately got specific and said that our OLs (he didn't name names) were not getting back in their pass-protection stance quickly enough after the snap, which naturally allowed the DLs to penetrate right away.
Now it's certainly possible that the coaching staff also recognized this and were unable to get our OLs to make the necessary adjustments, but it seems to me that getting quicker movement at the snap ought to be one of the easiest things for a lineman to change.
|2 days 19 hours ago||Still wondering what this comment by Nuss meant||
"Nussmeier did have some changes he wanted to see out of the weight training and they have incorporated those changes (we didn’t get specifics on that)."
Since he's the OC I doubt that the changes he had in mind were for defensive players. If I had to place a bet, the changes were not in reference to RBs and WRs either, but were specifically for the OL. Given how our linemen were frequently knocked backwards at the snap by DLs who were in many instances smaller and lighter, I can easily envision Nussmeier wanting to remedy that immediately.
|2 days 19 hours ago||Did you watch any of our games?||
|2 days 19 hours ago||brilliant at imprinting the fire and discipline|
|2 days 19 hours ago||Why doesn't Hoke give Jerry Hanlon a call||
I've been asking this question for two years. If I was Funk, I would have made the call myself, just from the standpoint of job preservation.
|2 days 20 hours ago||and the OL will be average, which will also exceed expectations.||
Bo is rolling over in his grave at this fact.
|2 days 22 hours ago||I think Weber is waaay better than Harris.||
I know looking at HS highlights is really subjective and can be misleading (McGuffie, cough cough), but from what I've seen Harris looks faster, bigger, and more elusive than Webber. What are you basing your opinion on?
|3 days 13 min ago||"Weber and Harris a package deal?"||
I think Sam is engaging in a little speculation... I can't see Weber and Harris ending up at the same school. These package deals rarely happen, especially for kids playing the same position.
It'll be Weber to UM and Harris to OSU. Based on the bits of videos I've seen of both RBs, Weber is a tough little guy but Harris is on another level.
Anybody know why we didn't offer Scott?
|3 days 8 hours ago||got my wisdom teeth taken out by former Michigan TE Norm Betts||
Next time you see him, tell him I'm still ticked he dropped what would have been the winning TD pass in the end zone down in West Lafayette in 1979. I was sitting in the visiting section at one of the end zones and had a clear view of him as he initially caught Dickey or Wangler's pass, and then coughed up the ball when a Purdue DB popped him.
|3 days 10 hours ago||but the guys with Hall of Fame busts||
Wait... weren't you talking about DDs the other day? Did you go down to Mexico after all?
|3 days 10 hours ago||Seeing Harris in a Buckeye helmet will suck||
especially when we play OSU. It's ironic that one of the staff changes so many people were clamoring for led to his decommitment.
|3 days 11 hours ago||Given that it's Arizona||
It should be the Crazy Retired People From The Midwest Bowl.
|4 days 7 hours ago||a bunch of yes men and brown nosers.||
In my experience, the CEOs with the large egos (male and female) will, over time, surround themselves with the yes people and brown nosers because they can't abide anybody disagreeing with them on anything. It's a rare leader who has subordinates with the confidence to tell them when they're wrong about something and not get their asses thrown out the door at 5pm on Friday.
|4 days 9 hours ago||It seems to be coming from every corner.||
If the football team had been more successful the last three seasons—say a conference championship or two with more victories over OSU and MSU—do you think these folks would be as pissed off?
|4 days 9 hours ago||if he was on the team & practiced he played for Bo||
To be honest I agree with you. I'm not a huge fan of DB in some ways, but I don't see any justification for demeaning his standing as a player, any more than any other guy who rode the pines. If nothing else, DB was at practice every day getting his brains beat in and yelled at by Bo just like any other guy.
|4 days 9 hours ago||that's where he gets into trouble||
For a guy with his experience in marketing and PR, Brandon has sometimes displayed a remarkable lack of understanding of his own customer base. Anybody in his position should have known that:
• Not taking the band to an away game he was selling as sort of a "bowl game" was going to piss Michigan fans off bigtime, especially given the fact that many of those fans have been clamoring for home-and-homes with teams like Alabama. The fact that the band eventually went didn't eliminate the bad taste left in the mouth.
• Charging for water was bad enough; trying to extort money for seat cushions was a PR disaster of the first order, and completely unnecessary to the financial health of the department.
• Skywriting and the Noodle might be relatively insignificant by themselves, but on top of the first two items, they were further irritants that were unnecessary to the health of the Athletic Department.
• The student seating disaster of 2013 was a dumb response to a simple problem: too many tickets were being sold to too many students who didn't care enough to show up on time, or at all. The simplest and most direct response to this lack of demand should have been a reduction in the size of the student section, without screwing around with the seating priority system that had been in place.
• A continuing escalation of ticket prices in the face of arguably the worst home schedule in many years while the department is millions of dollars in the black is never going to sit well with any fan base, especially when the team is struggling. A more prudent action for the long term would have been to hold the line on ticket prices for 2014.
|4 days 9 hours ago||Strong coffee||
Working late tonight dammit. Or trying to when I'm not looking up fucking etymologies.
|4 days 9 hours ago||A lecture on the word||
and still more:
and yet more:
|4 days 10 hours ago||WHY was Brandon hired to be athletic director in the first place||
Maybe it was a Machiavellian ploy by the Democrats on the Board of Regents to keep him from running for statewide office.
|4 days 10 hours ago||big-time donors who are major-league pissed||
I'm not asking for names, but just out of curiosity, how do you know this? Through your folks?
|4 days 10 hours ago||Brandon did not technically "play" for Bo||
DB was on the team from '70 through '73... did he not see any game action at all? If he did, he played for Bo.
|4 days 10 hours ago||amount of money beyond which you're just gilding the lily||
If Brandon isn't careful, he'll end up gelding the lily.
|4 days 15 hours ago||We do not have "much stronger" guys than MSU.||
I'd still like to know what Nussmeier was referring to when he said at the Women's Football Academy that he "...did have some changes he wanted to see out of the weight training and they have incorporated those changes (we didn’t get specifics on that)." (maizemama's diary)
It's possible that the changes Nuss was referring to were real minor, but then why would he mention them at all? I've wondered all along if our issues on offense, particularly the OL, were partially due to S&C stuff, and the fact that Nussmeier saw the need for some changes would support that.