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|4 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah...||
Yeah, it would be awesome to host State at night!
Side note: I've never understood why a night game HAS to be against a big opponent. I mean, I'd rather play State at night than play Indiana at night, but I also don't really see the harm in spicing up a Michigan - Indiana matchup by having it at night.
The only thing I wouldn't be a fan of is having Michigan - OSU at night. It's just feels like part of the tradition of that match-up is playing it in the day.
|5 weeks 13 min ago||Love the idea...||
I love the idea of soccer thread, and it'd be great if you want to list the day's MLS games as well. I follow the EPL, UEFA CL, etc, as well as MLS. Plus, MLS is on in a totally different time slot.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Logged in...||
Logged in just to upvote this comment!
|9 weeks 4 days ago||Thanks...||
Great, informative and insightful article! Thanks. This is so depressing, though. I think everyone was hoping that bringing in a "defensive coordinator" would make a huge difference but after we showed a lot of promise on defense during the early season wins in New York, we've really fallen apart.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||John McAfee...||
John McAfee might be able to put you in touch with some people.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||I had..||
I had a signed Braylon Edwards jersey and just kept wearing it. The signature did eventually fade, but I got a lot of great use out of it and I've got tons of pictures of me in the signed jersey with the signature legible (including a picture of when I got the jersey signed after the Michigan game at Northwestern - I was there with my cousins when we were all in high school. Great memory).
Overall, I'm satisfied with the decision to keep using that jersey and wear it to a bunch of Michigan games and other events where people could see it.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Right...||
Right 4 games will be greater (slightly) than 30% of the season, so he must have competed in no more than 4 games. So he's good.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Great letter...||
Great letter! Please let us know if he responds!
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Great...||
Great job! Go Blue!
|21 weeks 1 hour ago||Great..||
|22 weeks 19 hours ago||When..||
When you and Harbaugh are quoting the same movie, you're doing something right.
|22 weeks 19 hours ago||Hey Phil...||
Hey Phil, I don't think that's a very good attitude. You can't talk about hurting other players.
You don't think?!
|22 weeks 2 days ago||Excellent point...||
Excellent point, but I think a lot of that should be blamed on poor coaching.
Hoke and Borges should've absolutely encouraged Denard to scramble a ton more considering that 1) he was an amazing runner 2) he wasn't a particularly efficient passer in their offense and 3) if he'd scrambled a lot more it would've done a ton to help keep defenses honest. When he dropped back to pass they were hoping he wouldn't take off running, and yet, he very rarely did scramble even when it was there.
But, instead of Hoke and Borges teaching Denard to scramble when it's there, all I can remember are a bunch of quotes for Borges along the lines of "you can scramble for yards, but you can pass for miles if you keep your eyes downfield." Even though he was coaching a guy whose specialty was taking off on 80 yard runs whever he had space.
At least we have Harbaugh now. That would be worthy of throwing another jarty.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||Yes, but...||
Yes, but in 2011 they had almost everyone back on offense from 2010. Even if they improved from 2010 to 2011m they probably would've improved a lot more with everyone playing another year in the same system.
Also, if we're going to cherry-pick stats, Michigan's FEI went from #8 in 2010 to #14 in 2011 even though in 2011 they had basically everyone back from 2010 with an extra year of experience.
|22 weeks 2 days ago||Actually...||
Actually, I'm pretty sure that he had an absurdly low scramble rate considering what an amazing runner he was. Once Hoke was here, they'd probably have been well served to encourage him to scramble a lot more.
When Denard drops back to pass and you're the defense, is your worst nightmare that he throws it or that he takes off running? And yet, he hardly ever scrambled.
It seems like if we had said, "every time the defense gives him room to scramble, we're going to make them pay," it would've done a lot to help open up our receivers in the pass game. Instead, we basically only ever used Denard on designed runs. :/
|22 weeks 2 days ago||Doubt it, but he'd probably have won the Heisman...||
He'd probably have won the Heisman if he played for Urban Meyer, Chip Kelly, or for Rich Rod for another year. Hell, I think that Harbaugh would've found a way to play to his strengths as well and that he would've been an absolute terror for defenses with Harbaugh coaching him. His "regression" after 2010 was 100% the result of terrible coaching. Hoke and Borges were incompetent offensive coaches.
Also, since you mentioned OSU specifically, just imagine what Denard would've looked like playing behind a better line, with a great scheme, and with Carlos Hyde occupying the defense's front 7. I mean Braxton Miller was a pretty bad passer, much worse than Denard IMO, and yet he put up big numbers passing for OSU since all he ever had to do was run through gaping holes and throw to wide open guys. Denard would've killed it there, but luckily he's a true Michigan man and would never have chose to play for them.
I'm not sure if Denard would be an NFL quarterback today if he'd had different coaching, he probably wouldn't be, but he definitely would've continued progressing from the already lofty heights he reached in 2010 rather than being misused and seeing his effectiveness suffer significantly his last two years (although he sure did what he could to make the best of a crappy situation under that staff). In two years, with Rich Rod, he went from being a borderline incompetent passer to a pretty darn good one (before regressing under the next staff). Just imagine how much more he would've progressed with 2 more years in the same system and with a better supporting cast each year as the rest of that offense matured and gained experience.
|23 weeks 2 days ago||Who...||
Who are all the guys in this thread that supposedly haven't had time to watch a full Michigan game since they had kids and yet they have time to not just read mgoblog but also participate in conversations on the board?
|23 weeks 2 days ago||I didn't see...||
I didn't see any OSU hats in that video! Saw a beautiful Michigan one, though.
|23 weeks 5 days ago||Thanks!||
Thanks a ton! Always look forward to this video on Sundays after a win!
|27 weeks 5 days ago||Everything...||
Everything about this video is fantastic, except for the Notre Dame shirt.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||Thanks...||
Thanks a ton! Always look forward to this after a win!
Actually I had refreshed the blog like 90 times today hoping for this video to be up, so you're responsible for some good traffic for the website as well.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||Love it!||
Love it! Thanks!!!!
|31 weeks 1 day ago||Always...||
Always love these posts! I look forward to these every week during the season. Thanks!
|33 weeks 3 days ago||Obviously...||
Obviously whatever uniform Harbaugh wants us to wear is worth it to keep him happy, but I'm more of a fan of the yellow pants. I would've loved if we wore white for some road games and yellow for other road games. A little variety would've been nice now that we're kind of used to both styles.
|41 weeks 1 day ago||Actually...||
Actually, Guanajuato is the capital of the state of Guanajuato. Also where San Miguel is located. You're right, they're both absolutely beautiful cities.
"Puente de Dios" in the Huasteca Potosina gets my vote for the most beautiful place in Mexico I've been to.
Puente de Dios
|41 weeks 4 days ago||Not sure if you're...||
Not sure if you're getting informatiion from somewhere besides this article, but this article says nothing about the Gold Cup merging with Copa America, in fact it says absolutely nothing about the Gold Cup at all. It wouldn't make sense to eliminate the Gold Cup since only 6 CONCACAF teams participate in a 16 team Copa America. With that said, hosting a 16 team Copa America every four years would be awesome for the US and you could still have the Gold Cup the year before or after (or both) like they're doing this cycle.
But for countries like Guatemala. Honduras, Cuba, Panama, etc, the Gold Cup is a big deal and eliminating it would be bad news.
|45 weeks 4 days ago||Expansion for the sake...||
Expansion for the sake of expansion is so stupid, and just dilutes the product on the field which in the long run isn't good for anyone (fans, coaches, advertisers, ESPN, whoever). The SEC should add Charlotte and Memphis? Really?! How does that add anything to that league?
|46 weeks 4 days ago||I went...||
I went to Michigan 2004-2010 and we played touch football in the stadium a bunch of times (either after bball games or by jumping the fence). So cool to think of all the amazing moments that have happened in different spots on the field while you're down there.
Also, when I was in high school after the 2002 Washington game, we went back to the stadium a few hours after the game and it was just open. Threw a ball around on the field and even kicked (and made) a 20 or 25 yard field goal from the exact spot that Nienberg (I think) had missed Michigan's third field goal from late in that game. We left with a Michigan white board that had been left behind by the team managers. What an amazing day.
|47 weeks 6 days ago||I've seen...||
I've seen guys tip it into their own hoop on accident before. Never seen a guy score on purpose in the wrong hoop in a college or professional game. For it to be the tying basket at the end of a playoff game is just crazy. Never seen something like that before.
|47 weeks 6 days ago||Did that count as 1 or 2?||
Did that count as 1 or 2? Last offensive guy to touch it was shooting a free throw. I'm not sure how the rule works.