I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
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|9 weeks 6 days ago||I Can Sound Like Eeyore Reciting My Litany of Games...*||
That was my first UM/UM game, too, as a senior also in the student section, watching Foggie waterbug around on that 31 yard gain at the end. Can't complain much about that year overall, though.
*I'd go to about one game a year for some years after I graduated, and somehow managed to be at Kordell's Hail Mary, Desmond being tackled in the endzone by MSU, and the 22-22 tie with Illinois the year after we socked them 20-0 in Champaign.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Establishing Tendencies||
The 2nd down struggles remind me of the 2nd half flailings in the Ohio game, in which Borges apparently ran some plays in order to set up other plays which he never got the chance to run because the Buckeys were stymying M. The problems with 2nd down plays in the red zone may be related to attempts to display tendencies that, perhaps, cause defenses to make errors on subsequent downs.
|48 weeks 1 day ago||The Rutgers Terrapins Factor||
It's hard to know what our schedule will look like by the time Rutgers and Maryland arrive in 2014. I expect the home/away year-to-year "swing" will be revised, certainly.
|49 weeks 2 days ago||Outrebounded||
N.C. State got more boards than Michigan on 11-27: 22-18 defensive, 9-7 offensive (31-25 overall).
|1 year 1 week ago||Who's your six?||
I'm thinking there'a at least 7: Burke, THJ, GRIII, Stauskas, McGary, Morgan and Albrecht. But maybe your standards are higher than mine. (I thought Bielfeldt and Horford have shown more than flashes, too, when they get minutes.)
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Re: 70% of giving||
There's a spike in charitable giving overall in Nov and Dec, because people want the tax advantage before year-end. I'm sure DB includes that period in his numbers, even though the causation is likely not mostly due to football.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Hey, everybody||
I could use a few posbangs.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Hammer & Rails Is Eating Sour Grapes||
"This year's MAC is probably tougher than this year's Big Ten," he says in passing.
Really? FEI has six Big Ten teams rated higher than the MAC's highest rated team (NIU). And only Illinois is ranked worse than #92; six MAC teams are lower than that. Purdue is better than half their conference at #92. Average Big Ten rating: 42. Average MAC rating = 82.
I'm not going to look at any other rating systems for further substantiation. The Big Ten is down this year. But it's easily better than the MAC.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Gordie...||
You just keep being you, bless your heart.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I'm skeptical about Will and the D-line||
But I'm crossing my fingers. Campbell might still surprise. He never had to play much until now, with Martin tearing up the middle. And these coaches are as good as it gets. If Michigan wins Saturday, a big reason will be the Interior D-line was competent. And if Campbell plays 80% as sell as MM did last year, he'll be a 1st rounder, because he's a prototypical lineman, body-wise.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||If||
If BWC plays to the expectations of the position, he'll go in the first round.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Indeed||
No one rocked the flow back in the days of Bo.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Maybe...||
Maybe in the 20 yard dash...?
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Leverage||
It's great to hear about BWC's leadership and how he's coaching up the freshmen. But I sure hope he's not part of the problem in getting leverage at the line of scrimmage. Man, I really want to hear Hoke or GM say that Will, specifically, is keeping his pad level low.
I'll bet Brandon's ears perked up when he heard Hoke has seen a "marketable (sic) improvement" in Denard.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Scholarship Limits||
It seems odd to me that the NCAA would reduce the number of schollies in 2013-14 because a student transfers to that school in 2012-13. I can understand holding the overall limit to 85. In fact, the NCAA hasn't yet sorted out how they're going to address this issue.
It seems unfair to Michigan and to those PSU players who would like to transfer to Ann Arbor that there is virtually no room because they're being counted against the 2013 incoming class.
Maybe this was Indiana's master plan all along...
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Re: The Players||
All the players should be allowed to leave the school and enroll elsewhere without sitting out a year. Unfortunately, most schools' rosters/scholarships are full at this point (I'm guessing). So this policy should remain in place after the 2012 season, as well, to give players time to reach such an important decision.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Maybe||
Maybe we should change the words to our fight song to, "Legends and best."
|1 year 23 weeks ago||I was behind the endzone...||
...for both the Hail Mary and the assault on Desmond Howard. Both losses with no time left.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||I was always certain that "Over" was correct.||
Until I got cat.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||There are actually four volumes...||
...of this dreck. And not one of them has gotten a single customer review on Amazon. Presumably, the hordes of Buckeyes that ran out and bought them remembered what their mamas said about what to do if you can't think of anything nice to say.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Also,||
Nebraska players get to kick the ball to themselves in the endzone.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||The Foxes & The Henhouse||
It's interesting (to me) that the most respected sites for rating longsnappers just so happen to be run by the same businesses that train longsnappers. Conflict of interest, anyone?
Methinks there should be an entirely impartial site devoted to longsnapper recruiting rankings, much like ESPN, that can dispassionately rank longnappers based on whether or not they're going to an SEC school.
And this Gabriel Miller is ranked #3 by both websites linked above, while Snappy Snapniewski is # 2 according to rubiolongsnapping.com and #14 according to the other one. (And Rubio's #1 guy, Cole Mazza, who's 'Bama-bound, was not even ranked on the OP's link.) Did Miller attend both organizations' camps equally, while Snappy ("The Snapper") Snapniewski completely ignored Kphl's Kicking?
I submit that ol' Snap is actually the #1 longsnapper in the nation; that's why Hoke offered him before the other schools started scrambling like dominoes. He (Snap) just didn't attend Rubio's camp as often as 'Bama's guy.
As always, follow the longsnapping money.
[Side-note: I just saw that there's a longsnapper named Robert Longwell. Someone needs to snap him up, quick.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||We can still downvote...||
....the Mgouser who starts a thread, I believe.
I think I'll write a diary titled, "RR SUX Compared to Hoke," and, in the body, write, "I've calculated that, statistically, RR sux 11.4 times more than Ellerbee sucked. And Hoke's Michigan Man-o-meter is already equal to Lloyd Carr's, and rising."
Then I'll sit back and see what happens.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Mike,||
Greinke is going to be a free agent; and you want to trade away Castellanos to rent him for a few months? The Brewers would definitely make that trade straight up. I wouldn't.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||If it happens...||
You have to believe that Ford's family is very much on board with the idea, and believe that he would be, also. It's possible that an impetus for the Legends patches was that this game against Air Force was on the schedule and Ford had served as a Lieutenant Commander in the Navy (and, for one year, was in Preflight School). You can't retire a jersey twice; so this will (hopefully) be an impressive way to remember and honor the President.
You may be fuming about this. But I am certain that the Ford family considers it to be a fitting tribute to their patriarch. And I'm guessing that Academic All-Big Ten senior Jordan Kovacs will be the individual to wear it proudly.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||I'm Gerald Ford...||
...and you're not.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||. yes .||
|1 year 27 weeks ago||With the B1G playing the PAC12...||
With the B1G playing the PAC12 on a regular basis starting in 2017, and MSU meeting the Ducks in '14 and '15, I think it likely that we'll see USC and Su'a in a regular season game, maybe as soon as '15 (and '16).
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Leon McQuay III||
I don't see them waiting long to make #2 a patched jersey. Leon McQuay learned from the coaches on his recent visdit that, per his father,
"The one thing that hits me is him possibly wearing Charles Woodson’s jersey. I didn’t know that coming in and the way that they do that with the jersey’s and with the players, that’s major, man, when you can decide what kid is going to have the chance to try to fill those shoes.”
They obviously intend to make that jersey available to a DB soon; and you have to believe the patch will be on it. No way they wait for Woodson to be in the HOF.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||I Was Just Thinking...||
about catching up, and establishing the pool. It would slow to a trickle after several years.