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|9 hours 13 min ago||Opening||
I readily concede that the opening was weak; I don't really like it myself. But I felt like I needed something--I kind of have a tradition of starting these with ludicrous metaphors and wanted to keep that going. Usually I get more inspired and come up with something interesting (last year was the Krakatoa eruption, the year before that it was glaciers, the year before that (which I think was before I started posting them here) it was big-bang theory). But writing that thing was a total slog this year, and that supreme court thing was basically the least-bad idea I stumbled across before flat running out of time. Anyway, I am glad you liked the rest of it.
|16 hours 30 min ago||Ay nako||
Mahal kita, Boots.
|16 hours 31 min ago||Thanks Logan||
There had been an NCAA proposal to require at least 10 seconds to run off the play-clock before the ball could be snapped; I was under the impression that some version of that rule had been adopted--but not it appears the proposal was withdrawn: http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaf/2014/03/05/college-football-rules-committee-pace-of-play/6036617/
Obviously, Michigan only recruits Lawful Good cloud giants; the Chaotic Evil ones go to Ohio State.
|16 hours 37 min ago||Thanks||
Yeah, especially after this year's technical glitches I may want to do it differently next year.
|16 hours 38 min ago||Thanks alum||
Some of those pages are even about football!
|16 hours 39 min ago||Hooray!||
Thanks for giving it another shot.
|17 hours 53 min ago||Technical Difficulties||
Damn. I am sorry that folks are having trouble accessing the document.
I uploaded it to a different file-sharing site, as I am hoping the problem occurred with FileSnack and not with my original document. If you want to give that a shot, try HERE.
I am not sure how to uplad the document to a website (as Carlos S.W. suggested) without toally destroying the formatting, but I can look into that later today if necessary.
|1 day 17 hours ago||Press Conferences||
Michigan should bring Borges back just to do a weekly press conference.
|2 days 12 hours ago||McMillon||
So, he committed to Alabama but is still going to take an official to Michigan. Does that mean he's not really committed? Or does that mean he's just in it for the free trip?
|2 days 16 hours ago||App State game||
I personally wish we had scheduled literally any other FBS or FCS opponent than App State myself, and agree with many of PGM's criticisms, but I'm still going to watch the game and (hopefully) enjoy it. You know what they say, "cutting off your nose to spite your face leaves everybody anosmic." Or something like that.
|4 days 16 hours ago||Denard||
I think Denard has earned the right to say whatever he damn well pleases.
|6 days 8 hours ago||Recruiting||
Thanks to Hoke's recruiting, Michigan's roster now has depth and talent at literally every position. That wasn't the case when he took over. A few years ago, if a player wasn't performing, we'd look at the roster and usually see nothing but walk-ons and freshmen backing him up. Now we have veterans and 4+ star recruits everywhere--so if somebody isn't performing, everyone looks at the position coach.
Meyer may be pulling in higher-rated classes on Rivals, but he also came in to a much better situation. Hoke started in a hole but has closed the talent gap significantly and in a very short period of time.
|1 week 7 hours ago||SRSLY?||
Sorry, I don't know this guy.
|1 week 9 hours ago||AWESOME!!!!!!!||
I just logged on to see what was happening in Michigan Football today and WOO-HOO!
Y'all can stay at my house. We've got a futon in the basement and an air-o-bed if we need it.
|1 week 1 day ago||Fanta||
Not surprising. I once read that Coca-Cola developed the Fanta brand to market soda in Nazi Germany.
|1 week 1 day ago||Borges||
I'll admit, I don't think Borges was that bad of an offensive coordinator. He made some big mistakes and had some awful games, yes--but he also had some brilliant performances that didn't seem possible with some of the performance issues our team had shown. I do think Nussmeier is an upgrade, but if the Nussmeier thing hadn't happened and Borges was still our OC, I wouldn't be complaining.
That being said, these new Al-Borges-can't-identify-QB-talent revelations are damning. While I do hope Speight turn out to have been his one fluky success, that particular weakness could have really undermined the program had Borges remained our OC long-term.
|1 week 1 day ago||Cafeteria workers & special needs students||
It's a difficult issue, though, because I read the statement as kind of a microaggression. I know he meant it as a credit to Barrett, and you are correct that the credit is justly deserved, but I interpreted it as the coach saying, in essence, that he was really proud of the player because look--he even associates with those people.
|1 week 1 day ago||Miller's status||
I edited the post just for you, Mr. Spicyweiner.
I should have been more careful in wording that passage, but I guess I was just trying to get to the stuff on Barrett.
|1 week 1 day ago||Braxton injury||
Also pleasant surprise, but I do genuinely wish the injury had been something that would keep him out through The Game and then he could fully recover from (like Denard's forearm nerve thing, for example), rather than something that could effectively end his career.
|1 week 1 day ago||Miller's return||
That seemed to be the subtext of the Eleven Warriors article (that Meyer tried to bring Miller back too quickly and perhaps the re-injury could have been avoided had they followed a slower time-table).
|1 week 1 day ago||Miller||
I agree. Though if the NFL doesn't work out, he still has a bright future fighting crime with Danny Glover.
|1 week 1 day ago||OSU Backups||
Miller's replacement would likely be JT Barrett, who was a 4-star "athlete" recruit. He's plenty mobile. Cardale Jones is also a mobile quarterback, even he might be seen running the wrong direction.
|1 week 2 days ago||Henne||
Henne did play in the 2007 game, it's just his arm was practically detached from his body.
|1 week 2 days ago||OSU quarterbacks||
Cardale Jones is terrible. That Barnett guy is probably pretty good though.
|1 week 2 days ago||Oh geez||
I guess I must have that late-onset dyslexia.
|1 week 2 days ago||Article||
Yeah, there is not an article in the 11th volume of the Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law that begins on page 287. Here is the table of contents from that volume.
|1 week 2 days ago||Tattoo||
Maybe it's a functional tattoo, like the guy in Memento put all over himself.
|1 week 2 days ago||Note||
FWIW, I actually just tried to look up the citation on WestLaw and got the following message:
"We cannot process this FIND request because this citation may contain incorrect information or because the document is not available on Westlaw."
I tried it multiple times so I did not make a keying error.
|1 week 3 days ago||Washington||
I actually think Petersen is a pretty good upgrade over Sarkisian. But I don't know who UW's quarterback will be. Cyler Miles probably, and he was awful in limited action last year.
|1 week 3 days ago||OL||
Okay, but it's not as though Michigan never ran inside zone under Borges. This isn't like the 2008 offense transitioning to the spread & shred. The line had some experience with zone schemes before Nussmeier arrived, and ought to be building on that.
I think alum96 is right on. Michigan will need to be a pass-first offense in 2014, and so the priority--not only for RBs, but for OL as well--needs to be on protection.