I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
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|16 hours 23 min ago||Holiday Bowl is||
one of the best bowls, period. San Diego -- a great place to go over New Year's, and you can make it up to watch the Rose, if you want.
Dates really don't matter any more, in my opinion. It used to. But, now, with games well after the 1st, it's sort ot lost its meaning.
|1 day 13 hours ago||It was nothing like east||
It was nothing like east Lansing. Also that crowd flowed out of the bars onto south u and more kids came down to congregate. No burning. A couple cars on south u were damaged.
|1 day 13 hours ago||Indeed||
|1 day 13 hours ago||Sparty gonna sparty. I'm a||
Sparty gonna sparty. I'm a bit surprised the police were surprised. I guess they figure the chances are not good they'll be at this point again any time soon so better make it worthwhile.
|3 days 19 hours ago||It's a great job for him.||
It's a great job for him. He'll come in as a rock star. He'll be paid extremely well. The cost of living there is much much better than at USC. The expectations are reasonable. The fan base won't be calling for his head after 2 1/2 years. He will have an opportunity to create a long-term legacy there if he chooses to do it, much like Don James did.
|3 days 20 hours ago||Yes. That guy is a stud. I||
Yes. That guy is a stud. I couldn't care any less about rankings, and trust the coaches to evaluate the talent over those sites. That said, how they can be that far off the rest is beyond me. Especially if they bothered to watch his video -- which is like, their job . . .
|4 days 17 hours ago||This statement is||
This statement is ridiculously untrue as to the number 1 jersey. Anthony Carter wore it and made it a legend (without the patch). Since that time, it has been worn, I believe, exclusively by wideouts. Most often by the "best" wideout on the team. Not always, but most of the time. For those who remember, Braylon was a very talented dude, who needed some motivation. HE wore, I think, 81 or 86 prior to the 1. Lloyd Carr offered him the number 1 jersey if he could live up to it. He worked Hard. He dedicated himself. He did the mostly right things off the field, and he "earned" the jersey number. The fact that Lloyed used it to have a very talented player become a great one, was genius. It had the effect of, for Braylon, making an already important number even more important. That was amplified after Braylon left when he started, I believe, an endowment scholarship for the number 1 jersey.
|4 days 18 hours ago||That said, there is no way||
That said, there is no way that Gallon would have had the 21 jersey "revoked" in favor of 1 for hte reasons above.
|4 days 18 hours ago||Because he's about the same||
Because he's about the same size as Desmond. I grant you that Gallon has not been the special teams wizard that Desmond was. I guess it "feels" that way, primarily because of his size. I may be proving myself wrong, since I also suggested if there is a number 1 legend, it ought to be A.C., and Gallon is probably a lot more like A.C. than he is like Braylon.
|4 days 19 hours ago||Well, yes, Gallon did earn||
Well, yes, Gallon did earn it. But, he was given the Desmond Howard honorary jersey, which is both more fitting for him, and you know there is no way that Michigan is going to award a kid a new honorary jersey and then take him out of it. That's Brandon's baby.
Also, the 1, at least as I understand it, actually has a endowment from Braylon. I suspect that Braylon expects input into its award. I would think that one of our receivers now here, or in the incoming class, might well be given that jersey as a junior or senior.
I would also think that Brandon has discussed a legacy jersey with Braylon. Personally, I sort of hope there isn't one. Or, at least if there is, that it bear A.C.'s name, since he was the genesis for the number in the first place.
|4 days 20 hours ago||The important part of this,||
The important part of this, to me, is that, perhaps, the reference to Moe Ways talking sense to Peppers may indicate that he does not intend to take those other visits after all. Maybe I missed something earlier to this effect. Let's hope so.
|4 days 20 hours ago||He's got awfully quick feet||
He's got awfully quick feet for a kid who eats that much! Impressive.
|4 days 20 hours ago||I think Blake should keep||
I think Blake should keep wearing 18. If not, then he ought to take 22, as he is reminiscent of one Ty Law.
|6 days 12 hours ago||See huge alumni base in NY||
See huge alumni base in NY metro area. Also, New York is always fun, and you don't have to go to the game if you don't like it.
|6 days 12 hours ago||This would be a great||
This would be a great matchup, and I really hope that is the game. I am confident we won't have a repeat performance of our last Gator Bowl appearance.
|6 days 12 hours ago||This is good stuff. Thank||
This is good stuff. Thank you.
|6 days 12 hours ago||I really enjoyed the||
I really enjoyed the analysis. Best one I've read this year. However, I agree with you on the commentary part. This was a great game plan, and great playcalling. Consider that we're dealing with three freshman linemen and throw that into the mix as well. One other think that made us look as bad as we did against Nebraska, Northwestern and Iowa is that Gardner played poorly in each of those games, but against ohio decreased his propensity to look at rushers and the hold the ball. It still happened. But not as much.
|6 days 16 hours ago||I'd be hard pressed to choose||
I'd be hard pressed to choose anyone available over Nathan. I think the Tigers got the guy who's best suited for the job -- to win now.
Wilson was attractive because he won't command that type of money. But, to win now, I'd take Nathan in a heartbeat.
The fact that it's only a two year deal is reflective of his age.
|6 days 16 hours ago||Given Dombrowski's track||
Given Dombrowski's track record, I'll trust him on this one.
|6 days 16 hours ago||I don't think we know what we||
I don't think we know what we got for Fister yet, as there may be another deal brewing. Regardless, it seems that Fister was scheduled to make about 7M/year in arbitration. Getting Nathan for 10M/year more than replaces Fister's salary, and we've got additional players who can help this year, and a prospect that sounds like he's got a good shot at becoming a reasonable starter down the road.
|1 week 7 hours ago||Yes. This is crucial to||
Yes. This is crucial to recognize. I liked the Fielder move, and V-Mar can step into that role for another year or two and serve to protect Miguel. They do need find some more RBIs somewhere, though.
The move seems to make it clear, that they will sign Scherzer. If that's the case, then we're looking at three ultra-high dollar players who the Tigers will want to keep long-term (Verlander, Scherzer, MIguel). Part of the salary gained from Fister may well go to Cabrera's new contract, which the Tigers and Migues were supposedly working on this summer.
|1 week 7 hours ago||I"m certainly not going to||
I"m certainly not going to suggest that this board has any impact on any recruit (or at least not one who a parents or coach) but I will say that the commentary here has been waaayyyyy out of line.
As a reminder, our last coach's best year was 7-5 in the regular season. Of the wins, Notre Dame, Indiana, and Ilinois could or should have been losses. Of the losses, not one was by less than 10 points. We lost miserably to Ohio (37-7, and it could have been far worse if Tressel hadn't pulled the motor out of the water). We went to the Gator Bowl, and got the worst beating I of a Michigan team I have ever season, losing 52-14 to Mississippi State.
Fortunately, we have an athletic director who is calm, and focused, and knows the game, instead of a blogger. I like Bill Martin, and I think he did wonderful things for the athletic department (see Crisler, Michigan Stadium, and John Beilien here). Brandon is not about to jump ship on Hoke. He sees the progress evident by watching the team, particularly now that we're approaching a Michigan Defense agai. under probably the best defensive coordinator in the country. The coaches aren't going anywhere anytime soon.
What I am saying is that the people here, and otherwhere, who have claimed Borges, Funk, Hoke, or anyone else should be fired are out of touch, and typing without a clear understanding of the depth issues which faced this staff in 2013.
|1 week 14 hours ago||Mike Martin||
was a Lloyd Carr recruit, who briefly opened up his recruitment and confirmed his commitment.
|1 week 14 hours ago||I find that hard to believe.||
I find that hard to believe. As I watched, I thought precisely the same thing as Brian, ie. if Gardner waits a half-count, Gallon is open for the conversion.
|1 week 2 days ago||This times ten. Yet, in an||
This times ten. Yet, in an alternative universe, this loss is no different than MSU . . .
|1 week 2 days ago||Braxton Miller : Pro Style :||
Braxton Miller : Pro Style : Spread Option : Ryan Mallet
|1 week 2 days ago||My sense of it is that this||
My sense of it is that this is partially true. However, Brian loved Rogriguez for the same reasons he failed here. There was no Fort Schembechler. Rodriguez was interesting to write about, regardless of the writer) becuase he was so prone to open his mouth and say whatever came to him without any filter whatsoever. That's fine if you're a blogger. Not as fine if you're the Michigan Football Coach.
So, it's not as intersting to write about Michigan now. And, there likely aren't as many posts or site visits now that our coach has some self respect, and intelligence, and doesn't put his foot in his mouth once every week.
There is nor will there ever be a Josh Groban incident with this coach. Nor will you see or hear about Brady Hoke assistants getting into a fight on the sidelines. These things kept people coming here, and anywhere. That is gone. Permanently. With that absence, are less clicks. I'd like to say that has nothing to do with the lack of poster moderation on this site, but I don't know anymore. Too many one sentence posters with nothing to conribute. The same posters bring as much to Brian those posting with thought.
|1 week 2 days ago||First and foremost, Brian,||
First and foremost, Brian, you've been obviously frustrated this year. How would anyone know that any part of that frustration is related to something other than Michigan Football? That's what you have portrayed. (I assume by your commentd above your kitty kat posting has been partially caused by factors other than just the football team).
It would be one thing if this team was not competitive, but as bad as our record is, what some of us realize is that despite a limited depth, and a handful of contributing seniors, this team has been in a position to win every single game this year except for one. (By the way, that is a polite way to say that the former coach you love so much was NEVER competitive against OSU).
Now, it's time to suck it up, and act like a big boy. You cover MICHIGAN football. It is not about your blog. It is about something bigger than your blog. It is about the mass of Michigan Fans out here looking for a place to congregate and discuss OUR team. Not your team. OUR TEAM.
If you want to go off like a pansy, go for it. If you want to nuke posters, go for it. This site is out of hand the last half of the year. With little or no objectivity. It is sad. If you want to start banning people, how about the obnoxious people who simply flame others without any input to the discussion.
I hope you take a vacation. Take some time to reflect. You've done a great thing with this site, and there are a lot of us old timers, from the haloscan days, that would like to continue here with some good discussion. That is what made this site so great -- open, intelligent, sometimes funny discussion about UM.
With all that said: Go Blue! Next year is shaping up to be undefeated year at home. If we can pull off a couple fo close one's on the road, who knows? Longer term, the Hoke recruiting train is on time, and things are looking up. Very up.
|1 week 3 days ago||You're right about one thing,||
You're right about one thing, there sure are a lot of pathetic fatalistic wusses on here lately. I have assumed that comes from the same type of kittenesque attituted Brian comes here with every single day (edit -- make that days when he's here and not shopping for Kitty Kollars at Walmart).
PS. I don't think DaytonBlue's comment warranted yours, and he's at least partially right about Devin's failure to throw the ball away.
|1 week 3 days ago||I agree, except||
that if they were inclined to spead it out and go 4 wide, Devin would be the next choice (I don't see that tomorrow, but maybe next year some). I guess Norfleet and Justice would also be options, but they're not going up to catch high balls like the other guys.