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|10 weeks 1 day ago||Shameless plug for my mom||
My mom was on MTV's 16 & Pregnant and is now a recurring character on Teen Mom. No, not as a pregnant teen - she is a Pregnancy Counselor, and she arranged Catelynn/Tyler's adoption. So I watch those shows, though Farrah makes me want to smash every piece of glassware in my house. If you ever want cheap entertainment, type Farrah's name into a Twitter search while an episode is live sometime.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||1. None of us know anything,||
1. None of us know anything, and the coaches are not allowed to comment. Throwing rocks at a staff (WHO AREN'T BREAKING ANY RULES) from your moral high ground when they can't even defend themselves makes some of these self-righteous comments even more ridiculous.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||As others have said, it||
As others have said, it stands for Upon Further Review, which refers to a series of articles that Brian posts every week during the season. He analyzes each game on a play-by-play basis and assigns plusses and minuses (or zeroes, for that matter) to each player on the field based on that player's performance on that specific play.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||The only thing this hire says||
The only thing this hire says to me is "cool, automatic wins vs. PSU the next 2-3 years." They're going to need 50-75% roster churn before they can run this system effectively, never mind the fact that this recruiting cycle is almost over. This hire might make sense if Franklin thought he was getting another 3 years.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||So anyone who doesn't agree||
So anyone who doesn't agree with your opinion on Durkin has "jumped the shark" and is not a "good, thoughtful poster"? Sure, there are people who have gone a bit overboard. But I don't think it's unreasonable to feel slighted here. He only stayed one year, and that's mildly annoying. He interviewed during OSU week, which most of us find unacceptable. He is now a competitor for both our staff, our recruits, and in actual on-field football games.
It's actually really simple. I don't like Dantonio. I don't like Meyer. I don't like Franklin. DJ Durkin is now the opponent, so I don't like him either.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Wrong. He *had* the job for||
Wrong. He *had* the job for this season, and then he got a different job.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||No one is being a dick. I||
No one is being a dick. I don't wish our DIVISIONAL opponents WHO WE FACE EVERY YEAR good luck. I don't wish people who attempt to poach our staff good luck. That's just stupid. I know everyone loves to neg WD, but he's spot on here.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Interviewing during OSU week||
Interviewing during OSU week and trying to poach our staff on the way out the door? See you on November 5, 2016, turd.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Confused as to why so many||
Confused as to why so many are wishing him good luck. He chose to leave Michigan to coach at a school in Michigan's division. He is now, by definition, the opponent and the enemy. "Thanks for your service"? Sure. "Good luck"? Nope.
I wish DJ Durkin a methodical 42-point beatdown every time we play them for as long as he coaches against us.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||31-30 Michigan||
|23 weeks 2 days ago||We win||
I think we beat OSU 27-24. I think PSU leads MSU at halftime and gets me really excited, and that I skip getting postgame stromboli at Stadium Liquor and speed home like a maniac to see the second half on TV. Then the wheels come off for PSU sometime late in the third quarter and MSU cruises to a 10 or 14 point victory, and I am pissed for the rest of the day, both about the result and about the fact that I missed out on stromboli.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||I've been nervous about this||
I've been nervous about this one for weeks. I keep catching myself checking in on PSU every Saturday and hoping they look terrible. I'll take a win, any win (paired with an OSU win over MSU), no matter how ugly. I just want to see this team have the chance to play against OSU in the Big House with something other than pride on the line. My heart is saying 27-23 Michigan. My head is saying we lose a close one :-(
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Jake is the best thing that's||
Jake is the best thing that's ever been mine.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||To be fair, we had the punt||
To be fair, we had the punt return hemmed in and Stribling flat out blew an easy tackle. Hard to put that on Baxter
|25 weeks 1 day ago||Indiana 2010||
I went to Michigan @ Indiana in 2010, a game we won 42-35. For those who don't remember, we scored with about 20 seconds left to win, and Denard accounted for almost 500 yards on offense.
After the game, I was standing at the urinal when multiple Indiana fans started talking trash to me about our defense. I zipped it up, gave a quick "scoreboard", and exited the bathroom. One guy was so incensed that he followed me all the way to the gates telling me how badly Michigan sucked, and saying that he was actually an OSU fan (he was wearing an IU jersey), and that he couldn't wait for The Game.
On the walk back to the car, MULTIPLE Indiana fans pulled up next to me in their cars and went off on completely unprovoked, profanity-laced tirades. I'm not entirely sure what pushed them over the edge as they had been so docile during the game, but I'm guessing that coming pretty close to ending a historically long losing streak against us and then coming up short probably had something to do with it.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||The ball is smaller and||
The ball is smaller and lighter at younger ages and is kicked by smaller and lighter players, so everything is relative. I am not a doctor, but I have coached for 12 years and have never witnessed a single player get a concussion after heading the ball with proper technique. And introducing a new body part 6 or 7 years into a player's career is begging for that player to use improper technique.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||This is stupid.||
This is stupid. Many header-related concussions occur because players use improper technique, sometimes lowering the head like a charging bull and allowing the ball to strike the crown of their skull. Many young players and even high school players are afraid to head the ball and end up as the nail rather than the hammer. Youth and teen players also often "compress their spring" prematurely by shying away from the ball and tucking their neck back between their shoulders.
|28 weeks 5 days ago||Probably low 20s||
Probably low 20s. And it does matter, everyone saying it doesn't is just stung from the heartbreaking loss. Recruiting is the lifeblood of your program and recruits often care whether a team is ranked or not. If it matters to recruits, it matters.
|30 weeks 1 day ago||This.||
|30 weeks 2 days ago||Dos a Cero||
Mexico has beaten the US on US soil exactly twice in this millennium, and one of those games was against a B squad. Casual US fans who don't often interact with Mexican fans might not understand just how cursed El Tri and their fans believe themselves to be when it comes to this rivalry. They truly believe they are the more talented team, but that the refs or some unlucky bounce of the ball or some act of God will ultimately rob them in the end. That sort of mentality affects their confidence in these massive rivalry clashes and this game will be no different.
|32 weeks 5 days ago||^ I lol'd||
^ I lol'd
|36 weeks 12 hours ago||I think he meant he doesn't||
I think he meant he doesn't want them returned if the ball goes past the LOS (where it can only be returned by the defense, who can also leave it alone and have it blown dead). I seriously doubt they won't allow players to return blocked kicks that stay behind the LOS. That wouldn't make much sense.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Dude...||
Isn't this blog's irreverent sense of humor one of the reasons most of us keep coming here? It's a joke. Brian is not going to torpedo some kid's career prospects. Sheesh, people need to lighten up. I can't believe that the term "cyber bullying" has even found its way into this conversation. What an antiseptic P.C. world we live in.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||This idea...||
EDIT: by the way, how do I embed here?
|1 year 12 weeks ago||We have a running back||
This obviously sucks for Mike Weber, but we have a running back, and he seems like the kind of guy who will embrace "the team, the team, the team." I'm excited about Karan Higdon.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||IMO||
IMO, their best to date, though Deja Entendu definitely gets me all nostalgic. Nice to see some fellow mgobloggers are into Brand New!
|1 year 13 weeks ago||The Upshot||
If this is true, it seems as though the coaching staff will likely ask one of our current DBs to take a redshirt to help mitigate the massive roster dropoff in the secondary that is coming down the road. So, who are the likely candidates?
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Whoops, meant to reply to the||
Whoops, meant to reply to the "bolds well for me" comment.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||I laughed out loud. We should||
I laughed out loud. We should have a rule on the board that you can only correct someone's grammar/spelling if it's going to be funny.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Honestly, you might be onto||
Honestly, you might be onto something... I think I'm cursed.