|1 day 17 min ago||If this post made me tear up||
If this post made me tear up a bit does that make me crazy
|3 days 55 min 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.
|3 days 4 hours ago||All in the game.||
All in the game.
|4 days 3 hours 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.
|4 days 3 hours ago||OMG Shirtless||
|4 days 4 hours ago||Looking forward to some||
Looking forward to some koalaty posts here, let's get it poppin!
|4 days 5 hours ago||DONNIE!!! You would've been||
DONNIE!!! You would've been the good one!
|4 days 5 hours 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)
|4 days 21 hours 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!
|5 days 16 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)
|5 days 17 hours ago||Nope. Not that they would||
Nope. Not that they would show that here of course.
|5 days 18 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.
|5 days 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.
|5 days 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.
|6 days 24 min ago||1. FACT. Has Harbaugh ever||
1. FACT. Has Harbaugh ever not had this?
|6 days 2 hours 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...
|1 week 49 min 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.
|1 week 50 min 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.
|1 week 5 hours 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.
|1 week 3 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.
|1 week 3 days ago||And one behind the||
And one behind the back!!
|1 week 3 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.
|1 week 3 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"
|1 week 4 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!
|2 weeks 1 day 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.
|4 weeks 3 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.
|5 weeks 16 hours ago||Double post||
Hasn't happened to me in years, I promise!
|5 weeks 16 hours 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
|6 weeks 1 day 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.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||There's correcting poor||
There's correcting poor grammar, and then there's that....
|14 weeks 2 days ago||booooooo||
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Lol||
Can't even blame them, to be honest...
|14 weeks 5 days 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.
|15 weeks 3 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.
|15 weeks 3 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...
|17 weeks 1 day 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.
|17 weeks 6 days ago||Something something hotcakes||
Something something hotcakes in Ohio...
|18 weeks 1 day ago||Cool dude.||
|19 weeks 2 days ago||My thoughts?||
Those maize and blue chairs in the third photo look quite uncomfortable.
|19 weeks 2 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)
|19 weeks 2 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.
|19 weeks 2 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.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||Did you... did you read the||
Did you... did you read the post?
|23 weeks 1 day 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.
|23 weeks 1 day 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.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||I like to think I had a big||
I like to think I had a big role in that one :D
|24 weeks 19 hours 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
|24 weeks 1 day 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.
|24 weeks 3 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).
|25 weeks 2 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...
|25 weeks 4 days ago||KG's reaction makes it||
KG's reaction makes it awesome, staged or no.
Edit: Is there an echo in here?
|25 weeks 4 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.
|25 weeks 5 days 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.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||Nope, try||
Nope, try again. http://www.mgoblue.com/collegesportslive/?media=489841
|26 weeks 21 hours 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
|26 weeks 22 hours 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.
|26 weeks 1 day 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
|26 weeks 1 day ago||https://twitter.com/themden/s||
Lol don't hate
|26 weeks 2 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.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||I never realized how much I||
I never realized how much I needed to see this until now.
|26 weeks 6 days 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.
|27 weeks 2 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
|27 weeks 2 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.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||The irony of people calling||
The irony of people calling the characters in the Onion articles stupid is just too much...
|27 weeks 5 days 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"
|27 weeks 6 days 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?
|27 weeks 6 days ago||One word||
|27 weeks 6 days 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.
|27 weeks 6 days 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.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||Thats what I thought too, he||
Thats what I thought too, he runs exactly like him.
|28 weeks 3 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).
|28 weeks 3 days ago||But how will these videos||
But how will these videos help my kids get into college?
|28 weeks 3 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."
|28 weeks 3 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
|28 weeks 4 days ago||ahhhhhhhhhhh SEE YA||
Jesus H. Know when you're beat.
|28 weeks 4 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.
|28 weeks 4 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.
|28 weeks 4 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.
|29 weeks 1 day 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.
|29 weeks 2 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.
|29 weeks 2 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.
|29 weeks 2 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.
|29 weeks 4 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.
|29 weeks 4 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.
|29 weeks 4 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.
|29 weeks 6 days ago||Thats not... a real place.||
Thats not... a real place.
|30 weeks 14 hours 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.
|30 weeks 14 hours ago||<blockquote>It's not like||
You've clearly never seen a Canada Goose jacket, then...
|30 weeks 1 day 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.
|30 weeks 1 day 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.
|30 weeks 1 day 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."
|30 weeks 1 day 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.
|30 weeks 1 day ago||I don't find this funny at||
I don't find this funny at all.
|30 weeks 1 day 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.
|30 weeks 4 days ago||Damn dude||
|30 weeks 5 days 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.
|30 weeks 5 days 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.
|31 weeks 15 hours ago||UMichClass2017 offered his||
UMichClass2017 offered his input in a measured and respectful manner, and you responded like this. Who's the douche again?
|31 weeks 1 day ago||Who says JJ Watt didn't||
Who says JJ Watt didn't actually say that?
|31 weeks 1 day 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.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||wat.||
|31 weeks 2 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.
|31 weeks 2 days ago||He made five NBA players in||
He made five NBA players in 2013. Big difference.
|31 weeks 3 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.
|31 weeks 5 days ago||Seattle wins 34-31 Colts win||
Seattle wins 34-31
Colts win 35-28
|31 weeks 6 days ago||Jackson, Ohio||
|31 weeks 6 days 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.
|32 weeks 2 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?
|32 weeks 5 days 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?
|33 weeks 1 day 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?
|33 weeks 3 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.
|33 weeks 4 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.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||Thanks for the stupid hat||
Thanks for the stupid hat picture Brian, I needed that.
|33 weeks 5 days 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.
|33 weeks 6 days 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.
|34 weeks 2 hours ago||Looks like April||
Looks like April 11th
|34 weeks 21 hours 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.
|34 weeks 1 day 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!
|34 weeks 3 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
|34 weeks 3 days ago||Unremarkable presser but who||
Unremarkable presser but who cares, we got our guy!
|34 weeks 3 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:
|34 weeks 3 days ago||He knew exactly what he was||
He knew exactly what he was doing. Watch it again.
|34 weeks 4 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.
|34 weeks 4 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.
|34 weeks 5 days 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.
|34 weeks 5 days 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."
|34 weeks 6 days ago||The amount of confirmation||
The amount of confirmation bias and outright hostility towards negative reports around here is really getting excessive...
|35 weeks 2 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....
|35 weeks 3 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.
|35 weeks 3 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?
|36 weeks 2 days ago||On the other hand... I'm sure||
On the other hand...
I'm sure Harbaugh has talked to people about loving Michigan. I'm sure he has also mentioned that he wishes he didn't have to deal with some of the locker room issues present in the NFL. People put that together with the fact that he's a previous college coach and that is how they come up with "Harbaugh is 90% to UM."
I don't think that anyone really knows anything at this point. It's just an echo chamber of speculation.
|36 weeks 2 days ago||I heard Jim Harbaugh once||
I heard Jim Harbaugh once dated someone named Jim Harbaugh.
|36 weeks 3 days ago||Seems to me that this is what||
Seems to me that this is what happens when there is a metric fuckton of interest in a story, and an equally major lack of any real info. I feel like this entire drama has just become an echo chamber of insiders without much info bouncing around ideas that they heard earlier in the process from other insiders, getting louder the entire time. I wouldn't be surprised if he was 100% in or 100% out at this point. As Brian said, one group is going to look very silly.
|36 weeks 3 days ago||Uhhhh, yeah? Exactly that?||
Uhhhh, yeah? Exactly that? Would you really hide that from one of your best friends, who is also a UM insider?
|36 weeks 3 days ago||They said there was only||
They said there was only enough room in the coffers to offer Harbaugh a 1 year deal, but instead as we will soon find out there was enough money for 8 years!
Seriously though, Happy Hanukkah everybody, Harbaugh or no.
|36 weeks 3 days ago||I can't decide whether I want||
I can't decide whether I want Harbaugh to come here to see all of the NFL analysts lose their minds, or see him go somewhere in the NFL to see this board lose it's collective mind. Cool your jets guys.
|36 weeks 3 days ago||Upvoted for H(arbaugh)||
Upvoted for H(arbaugh) bracket graphic
|36 weeks 5 days ago||Has Football Scoop said||
Has Football Scoop said anything accurate about this coaching search, ever?
|36 weeks 6 days ago||That's one of the most||
That's one of the most Bleacher Rerport articles I've ever seen. And I mean that in a bad way.
|37 weeks 20 hours ago||Could he be saying no because||
Could he be saying no because he wants the job but knows that Harbaugh has already agreed to take it???!!1/!11/??!???!?
|37 weeks 20 hours ago||Doesn't mean anything one way||
Doesn't mean anything one way or another. The likelyhood of him coming here is the same after this comment as it was before (still approximately 0.0% chance imho).
|37 weeks 1 day ago||Whaaaaat? Strikes me as a||
Whaaaaat? Strikes me as a pretty big indictment of Alvarez if two separate successful coaches have jumped ship in lateral (at best) moves.
|37 weeks 1 day ago||I took "not relevant to||
I took "not relevant to Michigan" as "not relevant to Michigan's coaching search." As the one guy Michigan is guaranteed to not hire after firing Brady Hoke, Brady Hoke is irrelevant to our search.
No idea if that's what he meant though.
|37 weeks 1 day ago||I'll take a stab||
Because it took him six years and a team that starts something like 15 seniors to put together a good record? And because of those other five years he mostly won 6/7 games, getting beaten down by every non-awful team that came his way?
I get that he's done more with less than a lot of the guys out there, but his coaching record seems to be much worse than that of Harbaugh or Miles. It's a down year for coaching changes and we could certainly do much worse, but I'm not on that train just yet. He reminds me of any number of mediocre coaches who's name comes up after one good year, only to slip back into mediocrity the next.
|37 weeks 1 day ago||What, because it's not CC||
What, because it's not CC talk? This is a perfectly normal thread to have on a sports blog. Not that we've had many normal threads here lately...
|37 weeks 1 day ago||Funchess is probably a bit||
Funchess is probably a bit faster, and certainly a bigger target. I could see Gardner being a better route runner once he's healthy and has some practice with it, as he's definitely the more agile of the two. I'd have to say Funchess, but I wouldn't be shocked to see Gardner put together a career at WR if he chooses to pursue that.
|37 weeks 2 days ago||"I said, 'Are you Harbaugh?'||
"I said, 'Are you Harbaugh?' They said, 'I'm Harbaugh if you Harbaugh.' I said, 'We Harbaugh, then.'”
|37 weeks 2 days ago||Why do you say that? Kiffin||
Why do you say that? Kiffin is a very well respected offensive mind and coordinator. That he put up similar numbers to Nuss doesn't reflect poorly on either.
|37 weeks 3 days ago||I'm going to abduct your||
I'm going to abduct your tires. This is ridiculous.
|38 weeks 1 day ago||Lmao everybody loves Sam||
Lmao everybody loves Sam until he starts saying things people don't like. Iirc over the past couple of weeks he's been pretty upfront about not having much real insider info. The fact that he's citing sources right now should really tell you something - this guy is legit plugged in, and this shouldn't be discounted just because Brian or Tom Beaver say otherwise.
|38 weeks 1 day ago||Per the mods, it happens||
Per the mods, it happens automatically when traffic gets too high to allow more people to access the site.
|38 weeks 2 days ago||In retrospect, yes. But at||
In retrospect, yes. But at the time it was most certainly a no-brainer. Pretty much everyone, including this blog, thought the hire was a good one.
|38 weeks 2 days ago||lmao... You are blaming the||
You are blaming the current football team on the university's president? You really think Mary Sue had major input on our coaching hires? I certainly hope not. The only thing she had any hand in was hiring Dave Brandon, which at the time seemed like a wonderful idea to pretty much everybody. Would you really have wanted Mary Sue of all people to veto the Athletic Director's choice for a head coach? What makes her qualified to do that in your eyes? Not to mention, she has so many bigger things to handle as the president of the University of Michigan - unlike what MGoBlog may tell you, the school is about more than football.
|38 weeks 4 days ago||How many times is he going to||
How many times is he going to say it???
|39 weeks 3 hours ago||Best part about today? New||
Best part about today?
New Star Wars trailer!!
|39 weeks 2 days ago||Not that it really matters||
Not that it really matters for what Belein is saying, but for the record I'm a current UM student and all 4 of my classes today were cancelled. In my experience the majority are.
|39 weeks 2 days ago||Sorry, but if you think you||
Sorry, but if you think you have a better idea of what will make ESPN money than ESPN does, you're just wrong. They put millions of dollars into determining what exactly their schedule should look like, and they're pretty damn good at it. If you think they put the basketball game later than the football game for no reason, you're crazy.
|39 weeks 3 days ago||Peaked? We haven't even BEGUN||
Peaked? We haven't even BEGUN to peak! And when we do peak? You'll know! Because we're going to peak so hard, that everyone in Columbus is going to feel it!
|39 weeks 4 days ago||The possibilities are||
The possibilities are endless!
Cats as pregame speakers! Bubble screens on every down! Digital visits over instant messaging with creepy avatars! How could it go wrong?
|39 weeks 4 days ago||It's not a bad point. I||
It's not a bad point. I remember there were similar rape allegations at a fraternity at UM last year or two years ago, at a mixer with a sorority. I remember overhearing two other girls from that sorority complaining to one another that the girl (their sorority sister) totally fucked them over by going to the authorities and that nobody would want to mix with them going forward. It's a much bigger issue than just guys.
|39 weeks 5 days ago||Well no, but a better analogy||
Well no, but a better analogy would be would you take the job as president, provided that you love America, being president is your dream job, and you are a very successful politician already? Then of course. The people around here who think Hoke should have known better than to come here for god knows what reason, or that he ought to abandon him team and just leave, really perplex me.
|40 weeks 1 hour ago||Scores are determined||
Scores are determined objectively, but deciding what sorts of questions to put on the test is certainly subjective. Perhaps that's what he meant.
|40 weeks 2 hours ago||Ivy League schools are not||
Ivy League schools are not hurting for money, even in today's "tough times."
|40 weeks 1 day ago||^Funniest comment thread I've||
^Funniest comment thread I've seen on here in a while. Takes me back to 2010 or so when it was all jokes and photoshop threads.
|40 weeks 3 days ago||Exactly what this reminded me||
Exactly what this reminded me of. Also throwback to when that was one of the biggest issues on this board...
|40 weeks 3 days ago||Just playing devil's advocate||
Just playing devil's advocate here, but it's silly to say that just because Gibbons didn't come from a rough background that context didn't play a role in his decision. He was a football player, finally experiencing some noteriety around campus, hanging out with other football players who are used to getting girls in similar ways all the time, no doubt pressured by the other football players he was hanging out with to go after this girl and to not take no as an answer... context is still key. Brian said that there's no way to know if any of us would make the same decision as Clark given his situation - the same logic applies here (if you buy it).
|40 weeks 3 days ago||Contrition? That could just||
Contrition? That could just as easily be the face of someone who is only upset because he knows he just lost his shot at a future in football. Clark has a much longer past of getting into trouble than Gibbons did, so I don't see how he get's the benefit of the doubt when it comes to remorse.
|40 weeks 3 days ago||I agree. He went on to say||
I agree. He went on to say that he wasn't drawing any sort of equivalence from the soccer punch to Clark's assault... well then why mention it? Because that's certainly the implication of discussing both actions back to back.
|40 weeks 3 days ago||I fixed up the wording of my||
I fixed up the wording of my comment just before you posted this. Basically, I'd agree with your last sentence there.
|40 weeks 3 days ago||I fixed up the wording a bit||
I fixed up the wording a bit before you posted this. I agree.
|40 weeks 3 days ago||Yes, upbringing and context||
Yes, upbringing and context has a huge effect on why people do things like this. Yes, it's tragic for all involved. But the line that someone can just be set up to do things like this applies in literally every single poor decision ever. Sure, Frank Clark had a very rough upbringing and never received the support that many do. There were no doubt tons of factors in Csont'e York's upbringing which led to him KO'ing a defenseless man in a club. There are tons of factors in Adrian Peterson's upbringing which led him to believe that it was perfectly ok to beat his kid. They all still did those things.
If this is going to be your line, that's fine - to be perfectly honest I sympathize with it as well. I also agree that it's silly to jump on the internet and call people scumbags for things like this, while ignoring the context. But I hope to not see you denounce any player for anything they do off the field in the future without equal consideration.
|40 weeks 5 days ago||
|41 weeks 15 hours ago||Oh please. But it's just fine||
Oh please. But it's just fine to give a dance student academic credit for learning to move their body in a way that dance critics like? I get that it doesn't have the same cultural "high society" status, but outside of that what's the difference? And is that difference enough to justify sticking with the status quo of faux-student athletes?
|41 weeks 2 days ago||I've gotten the impression||
I've gotten the impression that a lot of his issues with the football team are not that they aren't technically graduating, it's that a solid chunk of them would have 0 chance of graduating without taking super easy classes, having tutors write papers for them, etc. If Schlissel wants an athletic department filled with athletes who can hold their own in a classroom too I'm ok with that, though I don't see how it happens. We certainly have a long way to go to get to that point.
|41 weeks 2 days ago||"at the time undefeated" lmao||
"at the time undefeated" lmao it was week 2, at the time 50% of the NCAA was undefeated.
|41 weeks 3 days ago||One was said on the record to||
One was said on the record to members of the media, the other was said to a class of Michigan students. I really don't see how they're that similar at all considering that.
|41 weeks 3 days ago||Well he's right. I would love||
Well he's right. I would love to have Harbaugh here but he was a dick for saying it and that hasn't changed.
I also think it's completely ridiculous that you all are taking this so seriously. It was an associate AD talking to a CLCIV class.... And honestly, it could have been a perfectly good example to bring up depending on the subject of his talk. I doubt Ablouf is crusading through the AD against hiring Harbaugh because of this comment.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||Not to be rude,||
Not to be rude, but
|42 weeks 1 day ago||That's not.... a real place.||
That's not.... a real place.
|42 weeks 2 days ago||By today's standards, every||
By today's standards, every slave owner in the 1800's would be arrested. How crazy is that??
|42 weeks 4 days ago||I wondered the same thing,||
I wondered the same thing, then realize they have Ace Sanders back there - really no need to try Denard there too.
|43 weeks 22 hours ago||Never thought I'd see "Lewan"||
Never thought I'd see "Lewan" and "D&D" in the same sentence...
I'll leave now
|43 weeks 5 days ago||Lol you're right we should||
Lol you're right we should have hired someone with more experience within an athletic department... oh wait... we're a university not just a football team.
|44 weeks 1 day ago||meh||
|44 weeks 1 day ago||Oh my god these threads||
Oh my god these threads lately......
|45 weeks 5 days ago||Dude his name is in the title||
Dude his name is in the title of the article...
|45 weeks 5 days ago||He was absolutely jamming||
He was absolutely jamming today. I feel like he genuinely appreciates the opportunity to just dance around and return kicks in front of 100k+, and he shows it. I love it.
|46 weeks 32 min ago||(No subject)||
This post is my favorite.
|46 weeks 5 hours ago||Bingo. I don't see how this||
Bingo. I don't see how this is so hard to get from our perspective. Attacking part of the team means attacking the entire team. Isn't that how you would want a team to operate?
And as I said before, the abuse isn't just directed towards the coaches, a lot of it is directed towards the players too believe it or not. When you're getting personally attacked by students and alumni and then someone else goes on to attack your coach, it's much more likely that you take it personally as well.
|46 weeks 5 hours ago||Players see the coaches as a||
Players see the coaches as a part of the team, and when you attack the coaches the players feel attacked as well. A lot of what I've heard from people close to the team right now supports this - they feel attacked. Not to mention that a lot of the time the players are the ones who are the targets of abuse, its happened a lot this year from alumni and even some current students.
Fact is, yes they cannot separate attacks on the coaches from attacks on them, but why should they? They're a team! If you can't get that it's your own fault, not theirs.
|46 weeks 1 day ago||I'm in the "given up" camp. I||
I'm in the "given up" camp. I still know way more than I should about the team, the game of football, etc, I just don't care as much when we lose. I even left a couple of games early this year.
Does this make me less of a fan? Maybe. I can't say I worry about that too much. Quite frankly I'd rather be less of a fan and maintain a healthy mental state than the alternative.
|46 weeks 1 day ago||If I was in the NBA and got a||
If I was in the NBA and got a packet full of 100's I'd snapchat all my friends for sure, we'd all think it's hilarious. I don't think this is a big deal at all.
|46 weeks 2 days ago||Not So Fast My Friend...||
Not So Fast My Friend... common on college football boards, for obvious reasons.
|46 weeks 4 days ago||Ron English?||
|46 weeks 5 days ago||Not at all. Honestly I've had||
Not at all. Honestly I've had a pretty good night.
|47 weeks 23 hours ago||Great event! I remember the||
Great event! I remember talking to one of the guys who organized this, great dude. Still waiting on those tickets, Cameron.
|47 weeks 1 day ago||Prove it. I see this comment||
I see this comment a lot, but the fact of the matter is that winning teams still have breakdowns in communication all the time, especially with regards to their medical staffs. Please explain how coaching ability and communication with the sideline neurologist are 100% correlated. I'm not saying there's absolutely no connection, and it's certainly easy at this point to point to larger institutional dysfunction given both factors (this incident and being 2-3), but don't act like one can only happen with the other.
|47 weeks 1 day ago||Call it what you want to call||
Call it what you want to call it, but this sort of thing happens all the time all over the place and people only care now because we (A) are losing, and (B) have a fan base big enough to make a national stink about it. Hell, we've had stuff like this happen at Michigan before and it hasn't been this big a deal. Remember when we had a player sexually assault a girl? And had another player help him? And had the AD try to cover it up? Nobody gave a shit because we were in the middle of a BCS run. You tell me what the difference is, because this sure as hell isn't a more serious offense. That's what Herbstreit is referring to.
|47 weeks 1 day ago||University does a lot more||
University does a lot more than hire and fire AD's. Brian is a fantastic sports blogger but I don't want him anywhere near the university in such a capacity.
|47 weeks 3 days ago||Seriously. If anything,||
Seriously. If anything, boycotting Maryland over Penn State because Penn State is a really cool environment against a good team at night with all of this cool other stuff surrounding the game means Brandon wins. Penn State at night is perhaps the most "Brandon-ized" game on the schedule. Waiting for a worse game is ridiculous.