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|7 hours 50 min ago||Recipe for Success!||
Step 1: Hire Harbaugh
Step 2: ????
Step 3: Profit!
|16 hours 6 min ago||Rodriguez was considered a||
Rodriguez was considered a great hire at the time. People were ecstatic when it was announced. A few years later, not so much.
|1 day 3 hours ago||Duplicate||
|1 day 3 hours ago||I have the same feeling:||
I have the same feeling: another press conference, sometime here.
I like Hoke. He seems like a great guy. Loves Michigan. Loves his players. The problem, as you all know, is that he's just not succeeding at Michigan.
|1 day 4 hours ago||He should stay||
But he won't. Another year to improve and put up solid numbers could make him a first round pick. Leaving now, he's probably a third round pick (second round if someone likes his combine numbers enough).
Either way, he has the potential to be a great player. I hope he becomes one.
|2 days 18 hours ago||2008 was the worst Michigan||
2008 was the worst Michigan team in my lifetime: fewest wins since 1963 and broke the bowl streak. Steven Threet, David Cone and Nick Sheridan at QB (Mallet transferred). Lost to Toledo. Lost to ND, PSU, MSU and OSU. Gave up 45 points to Illinois in a loss.
2014 has been bad, but not that bad.
|2 days 19 hours ago||Agreed. Switching a player's||
Agreed. Switching a player's number in his junior or senior year is strange. Keeping their own numbers gives the guys a chance to make their own mark in Michigan history.
Your suggestion of handing out legacy jerseys as if their "just another number", but with history and a small patch honoring previous wearers could be a good way to handle it.
|2 days 19 hours ago||I like your "one night only"||
I like your "one night only" idea, especially the part about "just do it and shut up".
|2 days 19 hours ago||Using team numbers is a good||
Using team numbers is a good reference to history and tradition.
"Ohio" is/was dumb. I'd rather use a play on Woody Hayes and call them "that team down south".
Legends jerseys are ok. It's been pretty cool to see Gardner wearing old 98, despite his performance on the field.
|2 days 19 hours ago||Have a happy life?||
Have a happy life?
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Have a nice life.||
Have a nice life.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Yep. I work with a bunch of||
Yep. I work with a bunch of UGA alums and they say this all the time.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||I think you forgot the||
I think you forgot the "/S".
Saban's a good coach, but Alabama's over-recruiting practices are shady. Yes, other SEC programs do it too, but it's still shady.
In other situations, when a program suddenly gets very, very, very good (looking at you, Oregon) or suddenly gets amazing recruiting classes (looking at you, Ole Miss) after decades of sucking or mediocrity, there *might* be something fishy going on. Certainly, it's not always the case, but I think it's silly to ignore the possibility.
The bottom line is that claims of wrongdoing in no way prove that coaches and schools aren't doing anything wrong.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||They're saving that for||
|15 weeks 3 days ago||You think stripes are what||
You think stripes are what people think of when they think of Michigan?
Yes, there is an iconic helmet, but it's typically noted for the wings. There's a reason people call it the "winged helmet" and not the "striped helmet".
Regardless, I don't want either on the jerseys.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Adidas' logo is three||
Adidas' logo is three stripes. They put stripes on everything.
All this "throwback" regarding Michigan stripes has been marketing smoke to let Adidas put their corporate logo on Michigan uniforms.
It's like when Nike redsigned the Denver Broncos uniforms to include a swoosh.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||If Dave Brandon is all about||
If Dave Brandon is all about "The Brand", why does he dilute it with crappy alternate uniforms? Branding is about consistency and presenting a unified image and message.
Michigan has one of the best uniforms in college football. That's why it's so sad to see these terrible replacements.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Because nothing says "Michigan"...||
Because nothing says "Michigan" like stripes.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||In my time as a student, from||
In my time as a student, from 1990-1993, I don't remember Michigan Stadium being called "The Big House". Maybe Keith Jackson or another announcer used the term occasionally during that time, but it was not common usage among fans.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||"This M, fergodsakes". I||
"This M, fergodsakes".
I prefer "Michigan" on the helmet, but it's not a big deal. I'm honestly surprised that some people never realized the name of the school was on the front of the helmet. You might not see it very well on television, but it's pretty clear in photos.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||That's the same thing I had||
That's the same thing I had to figure out on the final exam. I enjoyed the class and it's the only blue book exam I remember so it certainly made an impression. I've told the story many times over the years as an example of how students learn to think at Michigan (and other good schools) versus how students are taught facts and opinions elsewhere.
Now, if I'd failed that exam, it might be a different story. Hehe.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||Yes. Sounds like we were at||
Yes. Sounds like we were at Michigan around the same time. My friend was there from around 1986-1992. I was there from 1990-1993.
I didn't hear about Oksenberg's death until a few years ago when I got the urge to google some of my old college professors. Very sad.
Oksenberg was my professor for PolSci 140. I still remember the final exam: Just one question: "What was the theme of this class?" or something similar. Tough one to answer since we studied a series of countries as individual cases. Never discussed a theme. After writing my answer, I went on to explain why I disagreed with what I found to be the underlying theme. It was a bit bold, so I was surprised that I still got an "A". That exam is part of how Michigan taught me to think for myself.
In hindsight, the theme was probably correct, but it's debatable.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||A lof of Grad students didn't||
A lof of Grad students didn't like him? Why was that?
By the way, a friend of mine also took a lot of classes with Lieberthal as an undergad and in grad school. He seemed to like Lieberthal, but I think he preferred Michel Oksenberg.
For me, there was really only one UM professor I didn't like: Raymond Tanter. I took several classes with him because he was pretty much the main Middle East political science prof at the time. He always struck me as being too certain his opinions were correct and too quick to dismiss contrary views.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||There are a lot of great||
There are a lot of great classes that I barely remember since it was 20 years ago, but one I do recall fondly is PolSci 160 with Kenneth Lieberthal. Something about the way he explained things that just clicked with me. I took a number of classes with him and always enjoyed them.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||Yay. I remember how people||
I remember how people used to rave about his lectures. I thought they were okay, but nothing worth raving about.
He was clearly passionate about the material and that's a bonus.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||In my first session of Arabic||
In my first session of Arabic 101 at Michigan I learned that I was the only one in the class who didn't already speak Arabic.
I dropped Arabic that day and took German instead.
|31 weeks 4 days ago||Clever, Columbus. Very clever.||
Atlanta guy here who will soon be an MLS season ticket holder. I thought this was hilarious!
|31 weeks 4 days ago||Never like "Atlanta Flames"||
I live in Atlanta too and I've always thought "Atlanta Flames" was one of the worst team names. Why name a sports team after a tragic event? There's no "Boston Massacres" nor a team named the "Fukashima Tsunamis".
Although, now that I think of it, the "Chicago Mrs. O'Leary's Cows" might be cool.
|33 weeks 5 days ago||Keep your feet on the ground||
Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the Rose Bowl.
Wayne State, great school!
|36 weeks 2 days ago||I guess he still can't afford||
I guess he still can't afford a Big Mac.