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|2 weeks 6 days ago||Thanks!||
Super interesting perspective and I appreciate the reponse! Per the other comment I do read your blog too.
Safety is a concern to me and I think that the Kovacs/Wilson streak has lulled fans into not worrying about the position much. I'd love to land a top safety in the 2017 class and get some bodies for depth too.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||More details||
Curious to get your take on Harbaugh's recruiting by position.
As I see it:
Light on recruiting: Safeties, DTs.
Heavy on recruiting: TEs, RBs, slot WRs.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||This is so stupid||
This is really stupid, bad move. Look at the current roster, 2017 will be a relative down year because we lose so many players after this season. But then 2018 stacks up to be an awesome team, except now they have to go on the road against all rivals and strong teams.
And this is AFTER Notre Dame ended the last series with a home game in an underhanded move. What is Warde thinking?
My going in negotiation position would be 2 homes to start, then we can alternate. Also, can we please play 2 in every 4 years instead of every single year? Would like some diversity of who we will play, with say Arkansas.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Big Hiker||
I am a big time hiker and trailrunner but honestly don't see the point of doing the AT or PCT. I spent 3 weeks in Montana and climbed over 40 peaks. I was miles away from any other humans with only my partner. This is the kind of isolation and scenery that I prefer.
To me spending 3-4 months in Glacier National Park, Cascades, Sierras, Tetons, etc. is superior to a through hike. More isolation, better scenary and more vertical gain and peakbagging to be had.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Format||
I hate tournaments that start with 24 teams and then play the group stages just to get down to 16, it makes the group stages boring and relatively meaningless. You play 36 games to go from 24 teams down to 16 teams. Then you play 15 games to go from 16 teams to 1 team. Makes no sense.
A better format is to go from 24 all the way to 8, so that only group winners and top 2 non-winners advance. This would make the group stages awesome and more cuttroat.
Another option would be to go down from 24 to 12 (top 2 in each group advance) and let the best 4 group winners (based on points with GD tiebreaker) get a bye. That would be cool too to introduce byes.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Yes!||
I agree with this as well. Why does it have to be an all or nothing? Why can't we play them every other year, continuing the rivalry but then also allowing us to scheule other major matchips. A win win.
After the debacle of the last series starting AND ending with games at ND, they owe us one. Therefore I'd like the see the first 2 games of the series both in Ann Arbor. But this will never happen.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Michigan Difference||
But as a cleaner program with better quality kids, doesn't it benefit Michigan to schedule teams which are major programs but are likely to have lots of problems? Ole Miss, come on down in week 1!
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Deyonta||
I saw this thread and assumed that it was a female basketball player who was pushing gender boundaries by declaring for the draft.
I have never heard of this person before. For this I can thank Jim Delaney for adding Rutgers and Maryland so that Michigan only played MSU one time over the whole season.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Agree||
Unfortunately I am not too excited about this guy and it's a position of incredible need. Cavet: Obviously I hope he is awesome and want him to become a baller.
But the thing with a Kovacs or other limited athletically but sucessful safety is that these guys are 99th percentile on intelligence/field awareness. I hope Mettalus pans out but given the low recruiting rankings and general agreement on low ceiling, we have to hope that he is a 99% guy on intelligence/awareness. This is asking a lot. I wonder if this was a move to appease Bush and the Flanagan program.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||Math 597||
Definitely the easiest I took was Math 597, Real Analysis. The class is just the professor at a whiteboard the whole time doing mathematical proofs, pretty simple. Some Math PhDs were in the class but the very best had taken it already and didnt't take it at UM.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||These rankings are downright||
These rankings are downright silly. We play three top 10 teams from 2015 on the road. I am ignoring.
To be honest, I'm glad we have an easier out of conference lineup. Last year would have been a lot different if we had a cupcake at home instead of going to Utah to open the season. We would have been ranked higher throughout the season if we were 6-0, and eventually 10-2.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Agree||
Because Glasgow was out for Spring and Gary hasn't arrived, I think they decided to go with a 2 deep to give all of the guys equal run in terms of playing time and opportunity. Probably the best move to maximize the DLine improvement/development during spring Football.
But Fall camp is less about learning/development and more about preparing for the season, so I'd imagine they may shift things around and we get the jumbo D Line that we've all been salivating about. At least this is my hope. I could see using a smaller WDE on passing downs but against the run I'd prefer the JUMBO package of 4 NFL huge guys.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Too many Backs?||
I wonder about Harbaugh bringing in so many running back types.
On one hand, Hoke never had playmakers on offense and the more potential playmakers you get the more likely you'll end with some on the field eventually.
But, on the other hand we know the RB is larglely about the holes open and some other positions may be more important. O Line is boom or bust position (so you need a lot of "lottory tickets"), and D Line nowadays you need a solid 2 deep. We saw the value of a great secondary last season.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Women's Ice Hockey||
It's shameful to me that Michigan doesn't have Women's Ice Hockey! It's Michigan fergodsakes, we are a cold state with such a rich tradition in the sport.
|21 weeks 2 days ago||Play-in||
This may be a controversial opinion, but I'd rather go NIT than play in one of those stupid play-in games. I refuse to watch those games or aknowledge that they even exist. Would rather see fewer teams make it.
Win the next two games and I think we can get into the real tournament (i.e. field of 64).
|21 weeks 6 days ago||Brain Smith||
Brian Smith is one of the most generic names in the US. I went to college with a guy with this name, he used to get stopped all of the time at airport security because it was also a name on the post 911 terrorist watch list.
Next we next a John Baker.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||Running||
For me it was running in the 2013 Boston Marathon which was the year of the bombings. Luckily I had finished 45 minutes prior so I was not directly impacted. But between the awesomeness of the race itself followed by the aftermath it was pretty memorable.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||I was a track and field||
I was a track and field athlete in undergrad at a school in a northern climate. The team went to southern California on Spring break. Going on the trip was my only chance to get a traditional spring break because my family otherwise didn't pay for me to travel during spring break in college.
|24 weeks 2 days ago||Agreed||
I've been searching around on the web and mgoblog to see who has the 2016 roster all set so I can download, at least for MICHIGAN. Apparently nobody does! Super lame. I am too lazy to spend an hour doing it, I just want to PLAY WITH RASHAN GARY.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||Download||
When will this Michigan roster download be available? I just downloaded from BallHawgMichigan on my PS3 and I am getting the team from 2015 Fall with NO RASHAN GARY. I must start playing a dynasty with Rashan ASAP.
When can I expect updated 2016 Rosters, at least for Michigan?? I care less about other teams.
|25 weeks 13 hours ago||Theo Howard||
The video was the top 5 plays for Theo Howard, please fix.
|26 weeks 17 hours ago||Bryan Mone||
Denard the same as Bryan Mone, makes sense right? NOPE.
|27 weeks 6 days ago||Soccer is killing us||
No points at all from either Men's or Women's soccer. Disgraceful. We use the max # of scholarships and pay for top coaches, right? Then what gives? Why aren't we better at soccer?
Glad to see Cross Country contributing so much, those are strong programs right now.
|28 weeks 15 hours ago||The Dual||
Were you there when Denard won the 60m dash at the UM-OSU Dual Meet?
I was! It was his freshman year and he had played some in Football and many people knew him. I saw him outside warming up and said hi and go blue. He smiled. That was close as I ever got to Denard!
|28 weeks 15 hours ago||110H||
13.73 is an excellent time in the 110H. From a quck glance at the Big Ten 2015 results, it is good enough to make final and score points in that meet.
Impressive, especially since this was Drake's time from 4 years ago. I knew he was a hurdler but didn't realize the potential.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||But if anything, this is a||
But if anything, this is a good sign right? Hoke was 11-2 in 2011 but remember how many fubles we recovered? My memory says it was ALL of the fumbles.
It means that we were actually good this past season, and not lucky. Move to the mean next season with the same dominant defense and we will be even better.
|28 weeks 5 days ago||Plans||
I will not watch on NYE unless Michigan is playing.
|29 weeks 12 hours ago||Feedback||
I don't quite see why you need to have 4 divisions when in essence your proposal is really just 2 divisions. I would say instead to keep it simple:
- 2 divisions of 8
- Play 6 division games instead of 7, so that you DON'T play every team from the division each year. You miss one team each year but there are protected rivals so that we never miss OSU (I'm fine with missing MSU once per 6 years).
- Play 3 crossover games to ensure that you see other division teams at least every 3 years.
I think this is virtually identical to your proposal. In either mine or yours, you have the potential for 2 undefeated teams from the same division (or paired divisions in your case) to not play each other and one must miss the B1G championship. But it would happen super rarely.
|29 weeks 1 day ago||Not so fast||
I believe that David and Sypniewski are scholarship guys from the beggining of their careers at UM. Their scholarships cannot be pulled....
So we do need more attrition, which is hard to peg at this point. You really never know, remember the situations from last year with Countess or Jack Miller. Who would have predicted these guys departing?
|30 weeks 6 days ago||I'm sure Harbaugh knew that||
I'm sure Harbaugh knew that Durkin was ambitious and I agree with others that this is a GOOD thing for the program to be seen as a stepping stone to bigger jobs.
However, I do think Harbaugh probably got blindsided by his decision to interview the week before the OSU game, which was unprofessional in my opinion. He should have told Maryland to wait a few days if they were interested in him.
So, I would be 100% supportive of DJ and his decision to leave if it weren't for the timing and the performance against OSU where the defense was noticably worse (particularly around scheme/coaching) than in any other game of the season. As a result of this I am only 75% supportive of DJ in the new gig.