|1 hour 29 min ago||After a full month of rest||
After a full month of rest and preperation, I would be pretty confident with our defense going into that one to be honest. I know people are really gloomy after IU and OSU, but those were always going to be really tough matchups for our D; LSU is much more one-dimensional, and I think we match up better on the whole.
I think it would also be really cool to see us play Florida (the analogues between their program and ours the past 4 years are eerie) or ND (for obvious reasons), but idk how bowl selection works so maybe that's not possible. Plenty of cool potential matchups though.
|1 day 16 hours ago||31-28 OSU||
28-31 OSU wins
|4 days 22 hours ago||I think people are||
I think people are underestimating the impact having a legitimate threat at RB would have on this offense. It's been pretty clear this entire year that our RBs are somewhere between meh and awful, and it's hurt us a lot, even if we're too used to sub-par RB production to notice. Peppers is obviously a force on defense and should be even better next year, but I don't think it's as easy of a choice as Brian and co. seem to think.
|1 week 2 days ago||Very cool! I learned R over||
Very cool! I learned R over the summer and have been meaning to learn how to make Shiny apps too; this will give me an opportunity to play around with some code which is both a. good, and b. interesting. Thanks for posting!
|1 week 3 days ago||34-31 M||
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Lagunitas Sumpin Sumpin||
Lagunitas Sumpin Sumpin
|2 weeks 2 days ago||28-27 M wins||
28-27 M wins
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Not to get too far into||
Not to get too far into politics (who am I kidding, we're already there), but places like Amsterdam have had a huge amount of success curbing overdoses and addition rates by handing out heroin for free. It's actually pretty cool how it works, you can google it if you're interested. That's still a bit different from selling it per se.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||As I said above, nobody is||
As I said above, nobody is saying that this will stopp all gambling addicts from gambling. You'd have a hard time convincing me that it will have absolutely no effect, however. It seems pretty obvious that the availability of these things (i.e. supply) has a large impact on how much of it people end up getting their hands on.
I mean, if addicts are just going to get their stuff one way or another, why not sell heroin over the counter? It would help with tax revenue.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||People say this all the time,||
People say this all the time, but do you honestly think the availability of gambling opportunities has no impact on how often people gamble? Yes, there are plenty of opportuntiies to gamble already - that doesn't mean reducing those opportunities has no impact. Sites like Fan Duel are exceptionally visible and accessible. Do you really think that they drew in zero people who didn't already gamble, and that 100% of the poeple who used them will gamble just as much someplace else?
Nobody is saying that getting rid of those sites will get rid of gambling on the whole, but if it can reduce it, then the rationale behind this law is the same as with any other gambling regulation.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I don't think OP ever said||
I don't think OP ever said that he didn't have blind spots, just that certain people do that are relevant to this particular situation that we're discussing. No need to redirect.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Agreed. Great running backs||
Agreed. Great running backs do, on certain plays, set up their blocks by juking around them - but it's not the norm, and it's not how you're *supposed* to run all of your plays.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||The coaching staff has been||
The coaching staff has been pretty explicit about the fact that they call different kinds of runs for the different RBs - it wouldn't be that weird if he literally did get better blocking.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I'm sorry, but I just can't||
I'm sorry, but I just can't agree on the RBs. Maybe it's true in a general sense that Johnson has the best cutting ability, but you want Smith to do what here?
The blocker he's reading is opening up a hole exactly where he should be. He can either go through that hole (for what would likely be a TD if Glasgow held his block), or what, cut into the two unblocked linebackers flowing from the backside? Bounce into the guy that's getting kicked out? I don't get it.
Meanwhile, Johnson's "cut" that you praise isn't really much of one, to my eyes. He takes such a horizontal angle on his run that he has no choice but to cut (although "turn" is probably a better word) upfield lest he run out of bounds. He ends up de-facto juking a guy because he's decently agile and the defender overruns the play - that happens with fast RBs, but I don't see it as a great cut per se.
I agree in a general sense that Johnson seems like the most natural RB out there, by a decently wide margin, and like I said that may be reflected in his cutting ability generally speaking. But I don't think this is a good example.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||31-12 M||
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah, I'm surprised people||
Yeah, I'm surprised people are having this reaction to him being interested in the business school. It's not easy necessarily, but it's pretty straightforward in terms of courseload, classes aren't too difficult for most people/majors, and grades are curved to a 90%. With all of the academic support athletes get, I can't imagine it's terribly difficult to do well in. This is very different from Hand's interest in the engineering school.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Lots and lots and lots of||
Lots and lots and lots of writing for school. I'm looking forward to breaks to watch the end of each batch of games though.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Love this one. Also have been||
Love this one. Also have been very into Dark Horse Brewing's Scary Jesus Rock Star lately.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||I love everything about this.||
I love everything about this. The visuals, the characters, the effects, the dogfights, etc etc. Perfect trailer (though I must say, making a trailer for Star Wars XII is definitely easy mode). JJ Abrams is the fucking man and I have no doubt that this will be an unreal movie start to finish. Midnight premier get hype!
|5 weeks 5 days ago||I don't see how that would be||
I don't see how that would be the case. For them to draw an encroachment penalty, a player on the Pats would still need to touch a player on the Colts - this formation actually makes that even less likely to happen than usual. Simply getting the Patriots offsides gets you nothing, since that only becomes a penalty when the ball is snapped - if it was snapped in that scenario, it would still be illegal formation on the offense. Plus if it was "never" supposed to be snapped, I can't imagine it would have been. Miscommunication is one thing, but there's a 0% chance an NFL player is told "hey, go line up over the ball and do nothing" and ends up deciding on his own to snap the football.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||This was one of the most||
This was one of the most unbelievably bad plays I've seen an NFL team make. I can't even begin to understand what the idea behind it was.
Also, I'd love if you could title this post in such a way that it didn't trigger everyone's PTSD; this is something I'd actually love to see a discussion on (that does not include allusions to our game).
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Move on.||
|6 weeks 1 hour ago||Why on earth would anyone||
Why on earth would anyone apologize for something like that. Get over it.
|6 weeks 6 hours ago||In this scenario, OSU wins on||
In this scenario, OSU wins on overall record, which is the first tiebreaker. Not to rain on your parade or anything
|6 weeks 18 hours ago||The last few years have||
The last few years have tought me to be pretty zen about the whole thing, not too long ago I created a thread exactly like this one actually. Things like this happen in sports. You need to find a way to appreciate and enjoy the good while understanding that the bad doesn't need to ruin your week.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||28-7 Michigan||
|6 weeks 4 days ago||I don't think it's out of the||
I don't think it's out of the question personally, but he certainly seems to love it at MSU. I would be surprised if he left - I would be infinitely more surprised if he did so before the end of the season, or even let that become a storyline in EL. We won't have any clue until either the offseason, or when USCe names a new coach.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||These plays are so cool||
These plays are so cool schematically. Really underrated part of football tactics.
I also noticed that we have a bunch of starters on the field for these returns. Not just starters, but stars - iirc we had Peppers, Chesson, Lewis, Clark, Butt, hell even Mason Cole was out there. Just goes to show this staff's commitment to having a truly impactful special teams unit.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||16-8 good guys||
16-8 good guys
|7 weeks 3 days ago||I feel like people are really||
I feel like people are really underestimating NW around here. Why the overconfidence? They're the only team in the country who has allowed fewer points than us, to similar competition. They absolutely shut down Stanford at the beginning of the year, who has since been absolutely rolling and is on offense what we want to be, but are not. I mean, their offense doesn't scare me, but how do we expect to move the ball on these guys? Certainly it won't be as easy of a game as people are making it out to be, no?
|7 weeks 3 days ago||I'm guessing there will be at||
I'm guessing there will be at least one or two frustrating 3rd & long conversions where Bolden loses track of Vitale. Other than that, I'm pretty confident.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Or - and hear me out on this||
Or - and hear me out on this one - we just stop forbidding student athletes from making money off of their likeness. They don't even need to be employees! Just stop getting in the way when other parties want to pay them for things tangentially related to their being athletes. No new rules or anything! I think that solves this whole issue without opening up the whole "are they actually employees/students/etc" can of worms.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Agreed on your second point.||
Agreed on your second point. Harbaugh made some point in his press conference about how De'Veon had some injury that he would need to "play through" or something like that - it's nice to see that a lot of that is talk, and that he's willing to sit players when it helps the team. Not that most coaches wouldn't, I suppose.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||It made mgoblog unusable last||
It made mgoblog unusable last night for me. This morning has been less of an issue (I haven't noticed it at all).
|8 weeks 23 hours ago||A game manager who turns the||
A game manager who turns the ball over twice a game isn't much of a game manager. Also, I don't think asking him to hit any of the 2-3 wide open deep guys he gets a game is that high of a bar to clear. If he could even threaten to do that it would open up this offense so much.
All that having been said, I don't know if thin ice is the right way to put it. If Shane was even close to being better we would have seen something from him by now.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||For all the (deserved) love||
For all the (deserved) love the defensive staff is getting, how about some props for this guy? People were very skeptical when he was hired, but our TEs have made massive improvements pretty much across the board.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Smith. Watching him break||
Smith. Watching him break into the open field was incredible and then him just beating up on a defender for a solid 20 yards was even better. The crowd went 100% nuts.
|9 weeks 22 hours ago||Or - hear me out here -||
Or - hear me out here - Harbaugh and co. don't give a shit about being ranked in the top anything and are going to simply stay focused on improving and winning games because that's what well-coached teams do.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||My understanding is that||
My understanding is that all-conference offensive line honors, especially in the coaches poll, tend to reflect upperclassmen with decent reputations. I think if Harbaugh get's our running game to solidly good through B1G play, we'll be rewarded with a first or at least second-team all B1G OL, probably Glasgow.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||It was believable until we||
It was believable until we took one look at your posting history lol
|9 weeks 5 days ago||WAY too many favorite moments||
WAY too many favorite moments to say them all. The run against ND was awesome - "He's at the 50! And they'll never catch him!" I was also at UTL, so that was incredible. Him coming out to the field an hour after the game, when the stadium was still packed with euphoric fans, was incredible. All of his smiles in press conferences, etc were great. His first run was quite the moment, especially because I had looked away from the play, assuming it had already ended (I didn't have the best view), only to hear a great cheer and realize he had scored. The win against OSU was wonderful. I mean, so many....
He was really the last athlete I idolized. He played for us while I was in high school mostly, and by the time I got to college it sort of sunk in that athletes were just students like me - not larger than life figures. But for his first couple of years with us under Rich Rod, he was so much more than that. My avatar is actually something I made in Minecraft when I was 15 or so, a big hiesman statue with "16" on it, because I was such a big fan. My last memory was the summer after my freshman year (he had just graduated), when I went to the M Den on State and got my freshman year pregame shoes signed by Denard and Jordan Kovacs. Already I was 19 and it felt a lot different from when I would get signatures as a kid, but I felt that at the very least I owed it to my younger self to get that dude's signature. He was, and always will be, my favorite wolverine.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||On the swing pass, I thought||
On the swing pass, I thought live that was on Drake Johnson. If my memory serves, it was not close to Rudock's first read, and he let go of the ball very quickly, throwing it to where Johnson should have been. I'd imagine that's what he was coached to do on those passes. Drake on the other hand saw nothing but green field ahead of him and started jogging forward, abandoning his route. Thus the ball thrown behind him.
My $.02 anyway. I have yet to see it on film.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Look at that maize!!||
Look at that maize!!
|11 weeks 21 hours ago||First drives are often||
First drives are often completely scripted before the game. That's one of many reasons why they are often not indicative of overall performance.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||OSU over TCU Yes.||
OSU over TCU
|11 weeks 3 days ago||45-10 Michigan||
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Harbaugh was definitely||
Harbaugh was definitely sending them in, but that doesn't mean he was calling them. Fisch (and I would assume drevno too) is in the press box most likely. Fisch/Drevno could be calling plays on the headset, with Harbaugh sending them in.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Him "focusing on a few||
Him "focusing on a few players positively and negatively" can be said about literally anyone, no? Even the coaches. That's what opinions are. It doesn't make him wrong (or right, either).
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Improvement is more than||
Improvement is more than 2.2ypc, not some stickers.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah, that was a straight up||
Yeah, that was a straight up awful decision. I do agree with the overall sentiment however, that Rudock made some great passes along with a couple awful ones. If the bad ones are an aberration, or if he improves on those with time, he certainly has the potential to be a very good QB this year.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||I remember him in one play, a||
I remember him in one play, a screen or something similar where his assignment was to go out and block one dude in particular. He executed. I mean, may as well have him in for a play like that if he's practiced it, but I don't think it means he's going to see much more time in the long run.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||I think the RBs vision on||
I think the RBs vision on zone runs would have looked a lot better yesterday if we had been practicing zone all camp. Instead, we've been trying to become a man team, so not a lot of coaching time has been devoted to zone. On man runs the problem was never vision, but lack of push. On zone runs, it was the opposite.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||At one point (end of the||
At one point (end of the first half?) he said Michigan should "just let Utah get the first down", as if it wouldn't matter that we would let them into field goal position with a new set of downs at the end of the half. He definitely said some stupid stuff mixed in with the insight.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||It's always a good feeling||
It's always a good feeling when Brian echoes my sentiments exactly after a game, makes me think I'm finally getting the hang of this smart football thing hah.
It hurt to see us try to run power over and over again with no push, only to switch back to inside zone late with some success (success mitigated by Smith's poor vision) - it was eerily 2014. On the 3rd and 3 where they ran off tackle to the left, I'd actually give Kalis a pass. It looked like that run was drawn up to go outside the tackle (where there was a hole - I thought Utah overplayed between the tackles on that play), but Smith just decided to pound it into the line as usual. I wouldn't mind giving Isaac extended time in the next few games. Assuming he has better vision, that is. He's still a decently powerful runner, and is a threat to catch out of the back field, as well as take runs to the house.
Also, while I liked the announcing crew, FS1 never really bothered with replays, which made things very hard to judge live.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Defense looked good as||
Defense looked good as expected, though I would love to see some real turnovers. Peppers looked like a beast and it's only a matter of time until he makes a highlight play. WRs were a pleasant surprise.
And hey, how about this: I still trust our coaches to turn this into a good team. I was able to watch that game without a constant sense of dread, which is a welcome change. I even remained happy after the game! That's just me practicing a more healthy way to be a fan, after the last few years nearly drove me to a psychotic break.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||We'll see in the UFR, but||
We'll see in the UFR, but that play looked like it was meant to go outside the tackle (which was a wide open running lane, with two pulling blockers) and Smith just punched it up into a wall instead of following Kalis. Either that, or Kalis missed his read, but given how well the play looked like it could have worked if not for Smith messing up a read, I'm inclined to blame him.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||I'm ok with a loss. I||
I'm ok with a loss. I expected one, to be honest. Utah is a good team.
But what's brutal is, that felt EXCACTLY like last year. Same strengths, same weaknesses, to a T. That's what made this game so bad.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||"Khaki Charisma" sounds like||
"Khaki Charisma" sounds like a stripper name.
But I digress...
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Blue Front (it's classy now!)||
Blue Front (it's classy now!) carries lots of Hacker Pschorr and other German imports. I'm not 100% sure about the Oktoberfest but I would call them and ask.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||(No subject)||
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Seems fair to me?||
Seems fair to me?
|12 weeks 4 days ago||I think that would be cool as||
I think that would be cool as well, but we would need some sort of mgopoint/account verification (to avoid spamming and trolls) and some sort of community enforcement system (since mods won't be able to monitor such a chatroom 24/7). I like the general idea of a chatroom though!
|12 weeks 4 days ago||7-5 wouldn't shock me... But||
7-5 wouldn't shock me... But I'm going with 10-2!!!
|12 weeks 4 days ago||This might be an unecessary||
This might be an unecessary comment and it could very well be that he transferred because of this, but technically this is less of a reason as it is a prerequisite for a graduate transfer. I believe you're only allowed a grad transfer if the school you transfer to has a program your school doesn't offer, so this could be said about any grad transfer.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||28-20 Michigan wins. We block||
28-20 Michigan wins. We block an extra point for the wonky score. We probably deserve to win by more than one score, but the game still feels pretty tense throughout. RabackFinest it.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Love these!||
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Please. The tattoo thing was||
Please. The tattoo thing was definitely cheating and he got the punishment coming to him, but don't act like trying to cover up your players getting tattoos (gasp! the humanity!) makes him some villain. I don't find those actions and these that hard to reconcile.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||This is correct. I thought||
This is correct. I thought praising his eye for talent would make that clear. As WolvinLA2 said, it's the same thing we say about Beilein.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Harbaugh bump. I think we'll||
Harbaugh bump. I think we'll see a lot of this in his time here, especially with QB recruits. Harbaugh has a great eye for talent.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Love it! The first few||
Love it! The first few minutes were really well produced.
Jabril at full speed is a sight to behold
|13 weeks 3 days ago||If this post made me tear up||
If this post made me tear up a bit does that make me crazy
|13 weeks 5 days ago||How about giving a voice to||
How about giving a voice to the fans, plain and simple. No longer do we feel like it's us vs them - Hackett gets what it means to be a Michigan fan and caters to that.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||All in the game.||
All in the game.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||I've thought the same thing.||
I've thought the same thing. Obviously the past 7 years have been miserable, but that's kind of what it took for the stars to align such as they have. Not saying I wouldn't change anything, but I don't know that Harbaugh happens any other way.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||OMG Shirtless||
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Looking forward to some||
Looking forward to some koalaty posts here, let's get it poppin!
|13 weeks 6 days ago||DONNIE!!! You would've been||
DONNIE!!! You would've been the good one!
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Agreed. My hope is that with||
Agreed. My hope is that with improved safety play and Peppers now in the mix, our defense will not just be good at stopping other teams, but might even be able to step in and win us a game or two early while our offense continues to gel (a la MSU a couple of years ago)
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Good job||
Writing is its own reward, but it looks like this could be a successful book, which is a nice cherry on top. Congrats!
|14 weeks 15 hours ago||Yes, only briefly to say a)||
Yes, only briefly to say a) he appreciates us coming out, b) no phones, and c) he wanted us to cheer to simulate crown noise (I think they expected many more students to come out, as our noise really didn't amount to much)
|14 weeks 17 hours ago||Nope. Not that they would||
Nope. Not that they would show that here of course.
|14 weeks 17 hours ago||Really small sample size||
Really small sample size obviously, but I'd say yes. In previous years you'd just see the RBs smash into the LOS again and again and say "hopefully we just have a really good DL" - this was not that. There were holes, and some decent runs at times. Even some space for the RBs to make a couple of moves. Nothing huge that I remember, but it was promising for me.
Rudock also looked pretty good. WRs looked better than the spring game at least, where they had zero separation. I'm hopeful that the lineup today sticks there, as it has the most potential.
Also on the kickers, both were inconsistent but I didn't notice that either had a distinct limit on their kicking range, at least. We probably won't be looking at another Gibbons/Wile situation, that is.
That's all I got on analysis. Grain of salt, etc etc.
|14 weeks 18 hours ago||Aww, shucks||
I do my best. I even ate dinner early today so I could deliver these juicy nuggets full of juice to the board.
|14 weeks 18 hours ago||Lewis didn't play? It's||
Lewis didn't play? It's possible I mixed up some numbers, there were CBs with 24 and 26.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||1. FACT. Has Harbaugh ever||
1. FACT. Has Harbaugh ever not had this?
|14 weeks 1 day ago||I'll be there. I'm getting||
I'll be there. I'm getting really excited, almost like it's a gameday - I guess I just really miss football. I'll be sure to report back! It will be like the BTN practice report but more insightful...
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Happens to me too, every 1/10||
Happens to me too, every 1/10 page views or so maybe, as of a week or so ago. Safari on iOS here.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Even so, I have AdBlock but||
Even so, I have AdBlock but have mgoblog excempt so Brian can still get the ad revenue. The proper solution would still be finding out the offending ads and nixing them.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||This play was one of the||
This play was one of the highlights of my fanhood to date. I remember sitting with my dad watching this and quite literally calling the play before it happened - Forcier rollout left to Matthews on an in-and-out for the score. I was almost WD-level obsessed back then.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Born in '94 here, for||
Born in '94 here, for context.
Edit: I was only thinking football, but if we count basketball, you can throw Zack Novak right behind Denard.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||And one behind the||
And one behind the back!!
|14 weeks 5 days ago||You cutoff the best||
You cutoff the best part!
"He's to midfield! And they'll never catch him!"
I'll always love that call because of those two sentences. Just the fact that once he broke into the open field, you could be so confident that nobody would ever catch up... special player.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||"I would love to take this||
"I would love to take this list seriously since it says my city is good, but I can't because it says a city I don't like is good"
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Great vid. More hype videos||
Great vid. More hype videos should be like this: Positive, forward-looking, and optimistic. To hell with all of these gloomy, black and white, look how shitty we were last year "hype" videos. We have so much to be positive about! This is a proper hype video!
|15 weeks 3 days ago||D&D for sure, and it's||
D&D for sure, and it's evolved past that too. I'm definitely an RPG hobbyist at this point. I love not only D&D, but Dungeon World, FATE, Star Wars: Edge of the Empire (my current favorite), and others. I love GMing and spend a lot of time doing game prep and stuff like that as a creative release.
D&D and other RPGs have definitely become more ok in the mainstream, but only marginally - it's not necessarily taboo like it used to be, but is still about as geek as it gets, and it weirds a lot of people out. I keep my stuff hidden away in my room so it's not one of the first things people see when they meet me.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||I've had a couple of classes||
I've had a couple of classes with the guy, and I can say he's 100% the kind of guy you want to root for. Really kind, polite, smart, and responsible. Makes an effort to introduce himself to everyone and contribute in class, and takes things more seriously than most non-athletes I've seen. And not in a "good by athlete standards" way either, he would have no problem being a top student without the scholarship. Anyway figured I would share since a lot of times what you see of these guys on TV isn't really how they act in person. Jehu's a great dude.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||Double post||
Hasn't happened to me in years, I promise!
|18 weeks 2 days ago||Always thought he was||
Always thought he was immensely talented as a returner, even though our awful special teams never let him truly show it. He'll light it up in D2 and I wouldn't be surprised to still see him try out for an NFL team when he graduates. Best of luck to the guy
|19 weeks 3 days ago||I'm really into role playing||
I'm really into role playing games, and I spend a lot of time playing and prepping games, which includes a lot of creative writing. I was raised on D&D but recently have gotten really into Star Wars: Edge of the Empire. I'd be curious to know if there's anyone else into RPGs on this board, you would think not but you never know.
Other than that I work out a lot, and alternate between being into different activities like running, boxing, etc.
Those figures look great, by the way. That's another hobby I want to pick up, once I have the money.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||There's correcting poor||
There's correcting poor grammar, and then there's that....
|27 weeks 4 days ago||booooooo||
|27 weeks 5 days ago||Lol||
Can't even blame them, to be honest...
|28 weeks 17 hours ago||Working on some Oberon right||
Working on some Oberon right now, also just got some Goose Island 312 and finally found a place that sold a München Helles import (Campus Corner, believe it or not...). Good stuff.
|28 weeks 5 days ago||Everybody saying he couldn't||
Everybody saying he couldn't have contributed on returns because of his poor stats in the past don't understand just how bad our blocking has been on returns the past few years. Kid was elusive as hell, and with better blocking (read: any blocking) I think his stats would be a whole lot different.
That all seems to be a moot point if he was dismissed, though.
|28 weeks 5 days ago||Good lord. Have the refs||
Good lord. Have the refs supply the game balls if it's that big of a fucking deal. Not that that will happen of course, because the NFL doesn't care about the actual rules as much as they do pandering to public opinion. Good grief...
|30 weeks 3 days ago||Went to California once,||
Went to California once, in-n-out was hyped more than anything else on that trip and quite frankly it was only "meh." Five Guys is the shit.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||Something something hotcakes||
Something something hotcakes in Ohio...
|31 weeks 3 days ago||Cool dude.||
|32 weeks 4 days ago||My thoughts?||
Those maize and blue chairs in the third photo look quite uncomfortable.
|32 weeks 4 days ago||Hmmm.... if only there was a||
Hmmm.... if only there was a way to express said agreement without going through the trouble of writing a comment... some sort of "upward tally" perhaps. No no, that could never work.
(I kid, I kid)
|32 weeks 4 days ago||One big difference to my||
One big difference to my understanding:
In rugby, you can give up an extra yard or two without any major consequences. As such, players are much less likely to go for the head-first "big hit" that stops the ballcarrier in his tracks. In football, an extra yard or two can make all the difference, and players are taught to tackle as such.
Not to mention that rugby has its own major concussion issue going on right now. I wouldn't exactly look to that sport to model after.
|32 weeks 4 days ago||Good lord. I cannot for the||
Good lord. I cannot for the life of me understand why people are so emotionally invested in talking politics on a sports blog. I agree that that post shouldn't have been locked - it should have been deleted. Yeah Harbaugh was tangentially involved in the whole thing - that doesn't make it an appropriate subject for a sports blog. If Harbaugh told people to go out and vote, should we have some huge discussion on the relative merits of the presidential candidates? Hell, this is a UofM sports blog, and UofM is a public university (i.e. part of the state of Michigan), maybe we should have a "Thoughts on Governer Snyder" post stickied on the MGoBoard?
The first post about his tweet was toeing the line as is. This past post pretty clearly past it in my opinion. The No Politics rule is a damn good one, as evidenced by what happens in every single goddamn political post on this blog. If you want to talk politics, you can very easily go elsewhere to do so.
|33 weeks 5 days ago||Did you... did you read the||
Did you... did you read the post?
|36 weeks 3 days ago||It's an amazing album. GKMC||
It's an amazing album. GKMC was, for me at least, one of the all-time greats, and I wouldn't quite say the same thing about Butterfly (yet anyway). But it's still amazing. "u" had me in tears. Hearing Pac on the outro made my jaw drop. I'm just gonna repost my reddit comment on the subject:
It really is an immensely dense album. Unlike GKMC it doesn't really have one unifying theme, but many - black culture, self esteem, the "pimping" of rap artists and black culture generally by America.... If I had one bone to pick it would be that the meaning is so convoluted at times that it doesn't always land as well as I feel it should. There are some songs like u (Kendrick's best in my opinion) and Blacker the Berry that are just so raw and emotional, they're incredible. But there are others on the album that left me somewhat underwhelmed, if only because they were so difficult to decipher. This isn't necessarily a bad thing - having more to digest can be good too - but it does detract from the overall feel at times and for me it's the difference between a 9/10 and a 10/10.
|36 weeks 3 days ago||If that album made you feel||
If that album made you feel on top of the world you weren't listening very closely. No offense.... Outside of "i" the bulk of the album is depressing or at the very least darkly political.
|36 weeks 5 days ago||I like to think I had a big||
I like to think I had a big role in that one :D
|37 weeks 2 days ago||Much as I really want to say||
Much as I really want to say "go for it, have fun"... if it were me, I would definitely feel out of place. The student section is full of rowdy 18-22 year olds, and as a student myself I can't say I see many adults there. If you can just own it and have fun in that sort of environment then absolutely go for it, but if you have hangups about standing all game and getting some weird looks from drunk students, those are probably legitimate hangups. Just my $.02
|37 weeks 3 days ago||3:05 was nice too. He looked||
3:05 was nice too. He looked good in this video, it's nice to see that he still has that great arm he came in with, despite how bad he looked the past two years. I still think his biggest challenges are going to be decision making and consistency in his throws, which we obviously can't glean from a video like this. Still, he looked good.
|37 weeks 5 days ago||Kicked off isn't the same as||
Kicked off isn't the same as having their charter pulled, which is done by their national fraternity and not UM. To answer your question though, they have not gotten back on campus yet (though they tried and failed this year).
|38 weeks 4 days ago||Sure, if Calvin Johnson was||
Sure, if Calvin Johnson was a great but not game-changing WR and Reggie Wayne was a 24 year old all star...
|38 weeks 6 days ago||KG's reaction makes it||
KG's reaction makes it awesome, staged or no.
Edit: Is there an echo in here?
|38 weeks 6 days ago||Fair enough and like I said I||
Fair enough and like I said I agree with all of you. Just figured I'd share since it's relevant.
|39 weeks 9 min ago||I heard from a sorority||
I heard from a sorority member affected that they did basically the same amount of damage last year that they did this year but were never kicked out or reprimanded, and the going theory is that Treetops only invited them back so that they could kick them out and sue them later.
I'm 100% of the belief that this was ridiculously immature behavior and those involved deserve whatever punishment they have coming... but I do believe at this point that Treetops (which is going through a bankruptcy) is just trying to make a buck off of them.
|39 weeks 1 day ago||Nope, try||
Nope, try again. http://www.mgoblue.com/collegesportslive/?media=489841
|39 weeks 2 days ago||Name: Nunya||
Name: Nunya Business
Affiliation with UM: Born and raised in Ann Arbor, current undergrad at UM. Dad, mom, and grandfather all went to Michigan. Dad and grandfather both taught at Michigan.
Claim to Fame: Had the same middle school gym teacher as Jim Harbaugh (Mr Lily at Tappan!)
Friend Who Needs To Stop Snooping On My Account: Eli
|39 weeks 2 days ago||I don't understand why||
I don't understand why someone insists on commenting this at the beginning of every single thread. It looks like this is going over fine. Keep it to yourself.
|39 weeks 3 days ago||Lol I'm not a huge fan of||
Lol I'm not a huge fan of everything WD posts but this hate is out of control.
ITS A MESSAGE BOARD PEOPLE! Chill and move on with your lives! Lol
|39 weeks 3 days ago||https://twitter.com/themden/s||
Lol don't hate
|39 weeks 4 days ago||37.8x better, if we're really||
37.8x better, if we're really doing the math. 1% better every single day is 1.01^365, not .01*365.
|39 weeks 4 days ago||I never realized how much I||
I never realized how much I needed to see this until now.
|40 weeks 1 day ago||A friend of mine is on the||
A friend of mine is on the "Board of Directors" or whatever and she messaged me asking to "endorse" it on facebook, etc. I don't understand why they can't just give up.
|40 weeks 4 days ago||A lot of this contributer's||
A lot of this contributer's articles read more as stream-of-consciousness than anything else http://www.michigandaily.com/opinion/02marriage-values3
|40 weeks 4 days ago||The daily puts out a ton of||
The daily puts out a ton of content, and a lot of it is trash. Not excusing this article, but just saying that if we're going to post all of the ridiculous stuff they publish we're going to need a bigger board.
|41 weeks 4 hours ago||The irony of people calling||
The irony of people calling the characters in the Onion articles stupid is just too much...
|41 weeks 4 hours ago||I don't know guys, JJ Watt||
I don't know guys, JJ Watt was a 2-star and he's great so I think stars are stupid and I don't understand them and I hate them and let's get rid of camps and recruiting services and coaches need to recruit based off intangibles alone since they're the most important and I want players who have the "it" factor and not someone who some stoopid "expert" says is good at "technique" or is "athletic"
|41 weeks 1 day ago||Big 12 commissioner Bob||
Uhh what? Because the one thing that keeps freshmen athletes from being good students is running around for 3 hours on a Saturday instead of sitting on the bench for 3 hours. How does that make sense? Freshmen who were ineligible would still practice nonstop, still be on the team, still socialize with football players, still have access to an academic support staff that does all of their work for them, and still be at schools that hey often have no business being at adacemically. So what does this solve?
|41 weeks 1 day ago||One word||
|41 weeks 1 day ago||Your interpretation is||
Your interpretation is correct. Like, know their ABC's, but quite literally need people to help them read material presented at an academic/legal level.
|41 weeks 1 day ago||That any fan base outside of||
That any fan base outside of maybe Stanford or Northwestern prides their sports teams on their relative academic rigor is laughable. We take kids who are dumb as bricks so long as they can play football, same as OSU, same as MSU, same as Middle Tennessee State. Our school as a whole may be superior but it's silly to think that extends into athletics.
Source: Good friends with an athletic trainer. Some of our players literally cannot read.
|41 weeks 3 days ago||Thats what I thought too, he||
Thats what I thought too, he runs exactly like him.
|41 weeks 5 days ago||Didn't Harbaugh take 2 QBs||
Didn't Harbaugh take 2 QBs per year at Stanford? I wouldn't assume that taking Peters would preclude us from recruiting Costello as well (though it may make it harder to land him).
|41 weeks 5 days ago||But how will these videos||
But how will these videos help my kids get into college?
|41 weeks 5 days ago||Same. I almost had to retake||
Same. I almost had to retake 7th grade since I had 0 work ethic at that point, never really got into extra curriculars in high school, and am now on pace to graduate with honors. Kids have to grow at least in part on their own. My parents, thankfully, encouraged me to pursue my strengths and didn't freak me out about what I was doing "wrong."
|41 weeks 5 days ago||Lol also love that you||
Lol also love that you upvoted this post after the first four down votes to make it look better... keep it up pal
|41 weeks 5 days ago||ahhhhhhhhhhh SEE YA||
Jesus H. Know when you're beat.
|41 weeks 6 days ago||Maybe it has less to do with||
Maybe it has less to do with teaching people not to be offended by assholes, and more to do with teaching people not to *be* assholes.
|41 weeks 6 days ago||I like it. You don't hear||
I like it. You don't hear people say things like "faggot" or "that test raped me" on campus very much anymore and that's a good thing. Campaigns like this are a part of that.
|41 weeks 6 days ago||I grew up in A2 recently and||
I grew up in A2 recently and never felt the pressure TBH. Sure people stressed about getting into schools, but UM was nothing unique in that regard. A2 schools are top knotch and send about 25% of their graduating classes to UM (and many to better schools), so I think people sort of knew that if they took care of their business in HS they could get in. Then again I wasn't one of the people who got rejected so I may have a biased perspective here.
|42 weeks 3 days ago||"Never has a coach been so||
"Never has a coach been so perfect for a fanbase-the same inferiority complex, taking offense at everything no matter how innocuous, the anger always just below the surface"
Unlike you, whose anger is very well above the surface right now.
|42 weeks 4 days ago||Good for him. I liked Brady||
Good for him. I liked Brady and still do, and this is a great opportunity for him. If they were still on the schedule I'd be a bit squeamish, but seeing as how we won't play them in the forseeable future I can just wish him the best.
|42 weeks 4 days ago||Whatever dude. Notre Dame is||
Notre Dame is a great school, and coaching there would be an awesome gig for anyone - awesome facilities, high salary, plus he gets to stay with his buddy Aaron Wellman. Now that they're off the schedule I don't see an issue with it, we did fire him after all. It would be crazy to let a rivalry get in the way of a career opportunity like that.
I still love the guy and wish him the best. Hopefully he can return to Michigan in some capacity in the future, maybe as DL coach in a couple of years once Harbaugh has established himself.
|42 weeks 4 days ago||I think having a fiery guy as||
I think having a fiery guy as HC and a nice guy as your position coach would work a lot better than the other way around, as the last couple of years should have taught us.
|42 weeks 6 days ago||Surprised nobody mentioned||
Surprised nobody mentioned the Turbo Tax commercial. 2nd one off the bat and was hilarious imo. Plus, it actually made sense with their product.
|42 weeks 6 days ago||Only thing I can think of is,||
Only thing I can think of is, if you had say a 5 mil buyout, at the very least it would be another 5 mil to go to a new coach if Harbaugh ever left. But once again I get why you wouldn't have it in. If I was trying to seal the deal with Harbaugh I would just be trying to get to the finish line as quickly as possible, I wouldn't want to get too hung up in the small stuff like this.
|42 weeks 6 days ago||I've thought that second||
I've thought that second point re: the buyout for a while. Harbaugh is going to have NFL callers every year from now until he retires. If he ever wants to go back, there will be multiple teams willing to pick him up and pay his buyout, whatever it is. I can see why they wouldn't bother with one.
|43 weeks 1 day ago||Thats not... a real place.||
Thats not... a real place.
|43 weeks 2 days ago||I think as people become more||
I think as people become more intellectually aware of the politics of income inequality, they start to see it more in day to day life, especially at a place like Michigan where it's such a big political issue. It's become a much more hot button issue of late especially. It wouldn't surprise me if most of the people saying that they never noticed it went to school a decade or two ago, whereas I think if you asked a UM student today if their financial background has impacted their experience they would say absolutely. I think it says more about today's political climate than anything else.
|43 weeks 2 days ago||<blockquote>It's not like||
You've clearly never seen a Canada Goose jacket, then...
|43 weeks 3 days ago||See my sig. It was early in||
See my sig.
It was early in the fall of 2012, and after a night of smoking a friend and I decided to head from South Quad to the Union for some 2am Wendy's. When we got there, it was just us and two other students in the entire dining hall. Being the sports-nut that I am, I quickly identified them as none other than Trey Burke and Caris Levert, both also trying to get their late-night Wendy's on. We got in line right as they were finishing up their order. After paying, Trey asked the worker there if he could have some extra ketchup packets, but for some reason the worker refused. My friend and I quickly stepped in, offering to share some of our ketchup packets with him. In return however, we said that they had to promise to make the Final Four. They smiled and agreed.
And the rest, as they say, is history.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||As a recent resident of South||
As a recent resident of South Quad (12-13), unfortunately this tradition has faded away. For us it was just a "who can pull the fire alarm the most in one night" competition. No snowballs or anything.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||Give me a fucking break. If||
Give me a fucking break. If Harbaugh does this to a 4* OSU commit it's just "good recruiting."
|43 weeks 3 days ago||I'm sorry, but this is||
I'm sorry, but this is ridiculous. Just think of how many times a group of people tackle the ballcarrier and, in falling, someone's head hits someone's knee. With helmets on, that's a non-issue. Without? You're talking about concussions and potential skull fractures (which used to happen all the time before helmets!). Those sorts of events happen every down in a football game. Don't forget that the game of football was almost outlawed due to so many people dying before we introduced modern helmets and safety measures.
Someone can come along and correct me on the exact history of it since I'm no expert, but I feel like helmets are used as a scapegoat for concussions when they actually do much more good than harm.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||I don't find this funny at||
I don't find this funny at all.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||This is really the question.||
This is really the question. $30k is just a number: what does it mean for you in this specific situation?
I had to pick between UM (in-state) and NW. My choice was to get a degree from UM and graduate debt free, or take out some loans for NW. Considering that, there was just no debate - I went to UM, and haven't looked back.
If you have the money such that you can graduate from either comfortably without debt, it's another story.
|43 weeks 6 days ago||Damn dude||
|44 weeks 2 hours ago||He's going there as an||
He's going there as an assistant, in case that's unclear to anyone who doesn't want to click the link.
|44 weeks 3 hours ago||I can't argue with your||
I can't argue with your pre-2000 list, but I'd probably give the 2000's to Kanye. 2010's I think has to go to Beyonce at least so far.
|44 weeks 2 days ago||UMichClass2017 offered his||
UMichClass2017 offered his input in a measured and respectful manner, and you responded like this. Who's the douche again?
|44 weeks 3 days ago||Who says JJ Watt didn't||
Who says JJ Watt didn't actually say that?
|44 weeks 3 days ago||I'm shocked people can even||
I'm shocked people can even make enough sense of the OP to comment on it. No link, no background info, no sentences with less than 5 grammatical/wording errors.. it's a mess.
Edit: Well the OP seems to be cleaned up grammar wise, either that or my brain malfunctioned when reading it initially. Either way, if the story being referred to is this one, it sounds like an upset parent greatly overreacted to a perceived slight and got kicked out as a result. I don't see much of a story outside of politics-bait.
|44 weeks 3 days ago||wat.||
|44 weeks 4 days ago||Indy was thoroughly||
Indy was thoroughly demolished regardless of the inflation of the balls, but that's beside the point. Cheating is cheating, and should be punished. Especially for repeat offenders.
|44 weeks 4 days ago||He made five NBA players in||
He made five NBA players in 2013. Big difference.
|44 weeks 5 days ago||You might want to change the||
You might want to change the title. My aunt had angry cats fired at her, it was a very traumatic experience.
|45 weeks 3 hours ago||Seattle wins 34-31 Colts win||
Seattle wins 34-31
Colts win 35-28
|45 weeks 1 day ago||Jackson, Ohio||
|45 weeks 1 day ago||Thailand and the Phillipines||
Thailand and the Phillipines are (thankfully) very different political situations. A better comparison for our sake would be a country like the Netherlands or another European one, where the government is more up to the task. Legalization doesn't guarantee regulation, but it makes it a hell of a lot easier. How often do you see people selling illegally home brewed moonshine anymore? How many marijuana dealers do you think will exist in Colorodo in a few years? I think you'd see a similar effect here. Child prostitution is its own issue that could then be dealt with independently of legal prostitution.
|45 weeks 4 days ago||This is an NFL||
This is an NFL staff.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but every single position coach has experience in the NFL, as a coach or in this case as an assistant. Have to guess this will help in recruiting, no?
|46 weeks 19 hours ago||How would that not be||
How would that not be impermissible benefits? I personally don't think it should be an issue (the players should be able to take gifts from whoever they want imo), but that must technically be against the rules right?
|46 weeks 3 days ago||Only in that Stanford's||
Only in that Stanford's actual head guy is technically called the "Kissick Family Director of Football Sports Performance" http://www.gostanford.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=30600&ATCLID=208167726
Sounds like he could be second in command?
|46 weeks 5 days ago||You have my vote, but just||
You have my vote, but just because I don't like the RCBM-ness of having pictures of naked girls all over the place. It's not what the blog is about and it's a little creepy in my opinion.
|46 weeks 6 days ago||I don't know why people are||
I don't know why people are brushing this off like there's no way it will happen. People say that since Moeller's issues were only off the field, we're fine having him back. How does that make sense? Wouldn't someone with off the field issues but a good team be exactly the type of person you wouldn't want back?
Hoke is well respected throughout the Michigan community, and boosters loved him throughout his coaching tenure right up until the end. As evidenced by JH's press conference, we aren't going to shun him and let his name fall into obscurity like with Rich Rod. I definitely could see him back here as an integral part of the community in the future.
|46 weeks 6 days ago||Thanks for the stupid hat||
Thanks for the stupid hat picture Brian, I needed that.
|47 weeks 19 hours ago||With a pretty easy schedule,||
With a pretty easy schedule, we should be favored in every game except for MSU and OSU I would think. Assuming we win one of those at home and drop some other game, I'd say 9 or 10 wins is most likely going into the postseason. Like Hoke's first season, this sets up very nicely for a good first impression.
|47 weeks 1 day ago||I think they're both just as||
I think they're both just as good and I'd be happy with either. I'd guess that it will be up to Durkin and not Harbaugh, but who knows what that will mean. If you think he's a 4-3 guy because that's what Florida is running, keep in mind that Muschamp likely had the final say on what that defense ran.
I personally would like a switch to a 3-4. With more and more speed on the field in a typical CFB offense, it wouldn't hurt to switch out a lineman for a linebacker. It's not a big transition from the 4-3 under we run either.
|47 weeks 2 days ago||Looks like April||
Looks like April 11th
|47 weeks 2 days ago||Odd that we're still looking||
Odd that we're still looking at OL coaches. Hopefully Drevno still works with the OL exclusively in practices. The idea of him plus one more coach working with the OL is great, but if we're just bringing him in to run the offense and not so much to do day-to-day OL work, that makes me a little bit uneasy.
|47 weeks 3 days ago||Well that's a silly||
Well that's a silly overgeneralization to make. Fred Jackson coached RBs and they were bad, so let's just not have a RB coach then if they're all so terrible!
|47 weeks 5 days ago||Jim and I had the same middle||
Jim and I had the same middle school gym teacher, 30 years apart. That's my #CoolStoryBro
|47 weeks 5 days ago||Unremarkable presser but who||
Unremarkable presser but who cares, we got our guy!
|47 weeks 5 days ago||I'll start us off: Jim||
I'll start us off:
Jim Harbaugh wired up on the Stanford sidelines for the 2011 Orange Bowl:
Mic'd up in London with the 49ers:
Harbaugh on Michigan:
And your moment of zen:
|47 weeks 5 days ago||He knew exactly what he was||
He knew exactly what he was doing. Watch it again.
|47 weeks 6 days ago||Generally they'll give you||
Generally they'll give you some goodies at the stadium in exchange for cash donations, too. Like posters and things like that. But yeah, admission is free.
|47 weeks 6 days ago||God, I hope he's really in||
God, I hope he's really in this. It might be silly, but part of me thinks he might be taking this opportunity for a stable couple of years before heading back to the NFL. If he's truly convinced himself that he's best fitted for the college game and is in it for the long haul, we could have an all-time great coming to Ann Arbor.
|48 weeks 50 min ago||I get the feeling the Raiders||
I get the feeling the Raiders *think* they are still in it, and the NFL reporters are getting their info from that organization and not actually from Harbaugh.
|48 weeks 3 hours ago||Gregg Henson doesn't know||
Gregg Henson doesn't know shit and him pulling Harbaugh to UM out of his ass before anyone who was actually plugged in was confident enough to call it doesn't change that.
"Nothing against Michigan, it's a great school but I have no interest in going there no matter who the head coach is."
|48 weeks 1 day ago||The amount of confirmation||
The amount of confirmation bias and outright hostility towards negative reports around here is really getting excessive...
|48 weeks 4 days ago||If he's in, that would be a||
If he's in, that would be a great hire. Not only as a DC, but as a potential in-house replacement for Harbaugh should he jump back to the NFL at one point.
Not to get ahead of myself of course....
|48 weeks 5 days ago||"Football is not fun when you||
"Football is not fun when you lose. That's a heartbreaking thing. Then there's a new week and new opportunity. I definitely get happier and happier as that new opportunity approaches."
Full quote. It's not about us. Unless you have your tinfoil hat on.
|48 weeks 5 days ago||That Harbaugh and 49ers will||
That Harbaugh and 49ers will part ways in the 48 hours after the season ends.
If Harbaugh says that's bunk, do we accelerate our timetables or what?