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- Florida -- because I have a buddy who's a big Gator fan
- South Carolina -- because I'm curious to see what Muschamp will do there
- Georgia -- ditto, but with Kirby Smart
|2 days 59 min ago||Brown||
I picture Brown as the kind of guy that will push back on Harbaugh when he feels it's right to do so; and I suspect Harbaugh likes having coaches who do that when it's right to do so.
|2 days 22 hours ago||Gee thanks ... ... now I've||
Gee thanks ...
... now I've got the Marvin Gaye song in my head.
Not that there's anything wrong with that ... great song!
What's going on
|1 week 2 hours ago||Grbac to Howard||
Perhaps the greatest single play in Michigan history. Even better than Anthony Carter's TD to beat Indiana in 1979.
|1 week 4 hours ago||Ricky Leach||
My first game in Michigan Stadium was the opening home game of the 1975 season. It was a 19-19 tie against Stanford. I attended every home game that season as a 15-going-on-16 year old kid (my sister was a student at U-M, she gave me her season tickets).
I will never forget Bob Ufer on the radio during that era -- "Two tight ends and a balanced line ... Riiiicky Leach under center ..."
|1 week 19 hours ago||Agree ... Michigan has to||
Agree ... Michigan has to show they're on the right track in 2016. A 9-3 season is likely a disappointment; a 10-2 with losses to MSU and OSU (which puts us out of the B1G championship race, most likely) would hurt.
But ... there is also the question of how well players for a team get to the NFL. Winning and that metric are correlated, but not lock-step. If Michigan can become one of those "pipeline to the NFL" schools, then the draw will be there.
|1 week 23 hours ago||This is a great idea ... I'm||
This is a great idea ... I'm about 2 hours from Morgantown, WV this year. I should check out their schedule and see if there's any ineresting games worth the drive and money.
I went to the Cactus Bowl in Phoenix back on Jan 2nd and watch WVU beat ASU. It was a good time ... but very bad football.
|1 week 1 day ago||Agree Harbaugh is||
Agree Harbaugh is unconventional.
I thought about the bowl game win over Florida ... but this game is the first game of the season vs. the last game.
I think we'll see the starters in fairly deep into the game. But I think the plays will be intended to reinforce a set of fundamental execution things.
But then I could be wrong -- I often am, according to my wife :-) -- maybe Harbaugh uses this to let freshmen he intends to use this year spread their wings a bit.
What I do not expect is one of those 84-0 routs we see some teams put up against hapless opponents. The only way I see the score going there is if Hawaii is truly helpless to stop off-tackle runs by our second and third string RBs, as jdon mentions below.
|1 week 1 day ago||You may be right ... if the||
You may be right ... if the chatter from the submarine is correct, there are freshmen who'll see the field this year for sure ... so if this game is sealed early, they come on and get some game-time reps: Rashan Gary, Chris Evans, McDoom, etc.
|1 week 1 day ago||63-0?||
The zero part I suspect is spot on.
I'm starting to wonder about the 63. Michigan is no doubt capable of scoring that many on Hawaii, but the question is will Harbaugh take that opportunity?
There's a part of me that thinks when the game is well in hand, Harbaugh is going to make the game a practice session. Nothing fancy, just extra practice reps for the starters and backups. I can picture something like 35-0 or maybe 42-0.
|1 week 1 day ago||De'Veon Quote||
Agree ... that quote caught my eye and I liked it ... a lot.
That's the kind of thing Harbaugh must love to see.
I'll bet things get chippy at times as players are going facemask to facemask out there.
Hawaii is going to think a cement truck ran over them.
|1 week 2 days ago||Sadly, Sparty fans will be||
Sadly, Sparty fans will be remiding us of the Sparty Fluke forever.
Yeah, but if the final scoreboard shows a Michigan victory, who cares? It's just Sparty relying on "glory days." They milked 1966 for how long? Decades.
(I'm reminded of Springsteen's song "Glory Days," which is, while catchy, not a celebration. It is in fact a biting indictment of people who rely too heavily on what was rather than what is. History and tradition has its place. But you can't live on it.)
|1 week 2 days ago||Agree 100%. It was the Akron||
Agree 100%. It was the Akron game where I thought, "Oh shit ... they are not good at all."
|1 week 2 days ago||Jake Butt scores 10 receiving||
Jake Butt scores 10 receiving TDs and 3 rushing TDs this year!
And he scores a pick-6 interception TD. :-)
|1 week 3 days ago||He played before 99% of the||
He played before 99% of the voters were born
I wonder what the age distribution for registered users of MGoBlog is? Who's the youngest, who's the oldest, and what the distribution looks like?
I'd guess youngest is probably in low double-digits ... maybe 11 or 12?
I'd guess the oldest is in high 70's or maybe even 80's.
Distribution median likely down in the high 20's or low 30's, with a long tail to the right.
|1 week 4 days ago||Double Pasta||
I like pasta! If there was one food I wish I could eat without regard to excess calories, it would be pasta. So double pasta = good!
|1 week 4 days ago||OL Size||
Not as if there's anything wrong with that ... :-)
(Whoever our QB ends up being ... may he enjoy boundless time in the pocket, and may he watch his running backs run through truck-sized holes.)
|1 week 4 days ago||Yeah, I get that part ... the||
Yeah, I get that part ... the Fosbury Flop was a revolutionary approach to the high jump.
But 8 frickin' feet, man ... at my age I'd be lucky to reach up and touch 8 feet, let alone get my arms, butt and legs over that bar as well! :-)
In all seriousness ... I've long been impressed by high jumpers. It has always struck me as one of those events that requires remarkable athleticism.
|1 week 4 days ago||Bribes? I'd be shocked ...||
Bribes? I'd be shocked ... shocked ... if that were true. /sarc
I used to follow the Olympics fairly faithfully back in the 70's and 80's, but my interest has waned. A lot of my disinterest is due to the truly horrible coverage afforded by NBC.
I do like watching track and field, however ... how in the hell do high jumpers put their whole body over a bar 8 frickin' feet in the air? I'll never figure that one out.
|1 week 4 days ago||Perhaps the further one gets||
Perhaps the further one gets from the major cities, the better it gets ...
Agree on the people -- those that I met were truly open and generous souls.
And the women are spectacular. I literally walked in to a wall in Rio while trying to keep an eye on a young lady walking the other way.
|1 week 4 days ago||Brazil||
I've been to Rio (once) and Sao Paulo (several times) and I have no desire to ever go back.
I was warned -- "Never get in a taxi unless arranged by the hotel," and "Never walk off the main streets, and never walk after dark." This advice came from Brazillian work colleagues.
They have good coffee, though ... I will give them that.
|2 weeks 5 hours ago||Hitting People||
So I'm spending the summer in WV ... and there's a kid of about 10 or so who is beginning his football career. The coaches have him on defense. I said, "That means you get to hit people." He broke out in a big smile. "I like hitting people," he said.
The kid is going to be a good linebacker or safety. I can see it in his eyes. :-)
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Hub Cities||
I do a fair bit of traveling for a living ... and this is my #1 piece of advice: "Live in a hub city."
It makes all the difference in the world. Bad things still happen to direct flights, but a multi-segment flight adds to the complexity, time, and potential things that can go wrong.
|3 weeks 3 hours ago||Agree ... that hire is||
Agree ... that hire is mysterious.
They must have hope that Muschamp's tenure at Florida was a fluke; that he has so much natural coaching ability that with a change of venue it can blossom.
Or they whiffed on their first few coaching targets and settled for Muschamp.
Same division = interesting to see USC v UF game.
In general, I'm interested to see how USC's experiment turns out.
|3 weeks 22 hours ago||SEC East||
Of all those teams I have a mild interest in just a few:
Let's play ball.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||27 years||
and 27 years is a long time to hold it too
I still blame him for not fighting for Michigan to get the Rose Bowl nod in 1973.
And the fact that 2016 - 27 does not equal 1973 makes no damn difference.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Pulp Fiction||
Pulp Fiction -- interesting choice ... and a challenge for an orchestra, given the score of Pulp Fiction.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Gentleman||
The term "gentleman" was used twice in the OP. So do we now have three levels of players -- guys, dudes, and gentlemen? :-)
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Whoa ... you're talking||
Whoa ... you're talking mountain-top now ... Lytle was the man. :-)
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Not just hyphenated! Jaylen||
Not just hyphenated!
Trademarked as well! :-)
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Cash Flow||
to have steady revenue model
Predictable and steady cash flow is a beautiful thing. Ask any business owner.