rundown of Michigan's riser
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|2 weeks 9 hours ago||bingo||
hear that? it's the sound of the secondary education bubble bursting. for a quick visual glimpse at the subject (written by a professor at UM - Flint): http://www.aei-ideas.org/2013/04/update-on-the-higher-education-bubble-i...
also: great avatar, EGD.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Spike||
I rarely use the term "LOL" but LOL @SpikeAlbrecht! Think it's fair to say he's proven he's not afraid to take a shot.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||A.K.A. "Swiss Army Knife"||
I think "Stanfordizing" in this context means having players at a position who compliment one another to exploit mismatches on the defense. At TE the example is Funchess as pass catcher (but needs to learn to block) and AJ Williams as mauler (who hopefully can catch from the H-back spot). Tough to defend a pair of 6-6 TEs when one is 240 and the other is 290, especially if they can competently fill the opposite role.
Another example cited by Brian in a recruiting profile was Dennis Norfleet:
From that class, one complimentary counterpoint to Norfleet's electricity will be Sione Houma's power. Again, to cite the recruiting profile:
Bottom line is that the personnel needs to bring a variety of skill sets to allow the offense to bring diverse formations and packages.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||That was good||
Also, I'm just too childish to ignore:
"As impressed as I was with Butt as a receiver"
|34 weeks 1 day ago||It certainly is||
No foot removal required. That was about as polite as you can be for a grammar/spelling Nazi.
|34 weeks 4 days ago||This look x 1000||
|37 weeks 1 day ago||Kudos||
I've been steering clear of posting anything since Saturday because the threads are so repetitive, but this gives me the opportunity for what I'm sure will be my only post on the entire topic that is the Cowboys Classic.
Admittedly I couldn't possibly have read each of the tens of thousands of comments on the game this week, but I appreciate that you're the first poster I've seen make specific suggestions on what Borges could have done differently rather than just bitch or repeat "Denard run" ad nauseum. I'm not sure these (or anything else) would have worked, but I also would have liked to see a few wrinkles. The 5 wide idea in particular strikes me as interesting and could have been incorporated into a short, efficient passing attack that allowed some space for Denard to move.
That said, I support Al and the toughest argument to overcome is that he's making $750k to do the job and has been pretty successful doing it this way. Doesn't necessarily prove that the knows better than the armchair coaches, but it's a pretty good sign. I get what you're saying about not doing it differently despite being a disaster on its face. However, I also respect that he's willing to stand behind the gameplan. I also think there is some merit to the argument that our offensive performance wasn't that bad relative to other opponents Alabama has faced. Al's reluctance to do things differently comes off as founded in experience and confidence rather than stubbornness or lack of appropriate hindsight.
|37 weeks 2 days ago||avatar identification protip||
go to images.google.com and click the camera icon on the right hand side of the search box. copy and past the URL of an avatar (or any image on the web/your computer) and voila:
|37 weeks 5 days ago||fair enough||
good luck with the efforts and enjoy the game!
|37 weeks 5 days ago||add it to the perma-thread||
not sure why you're offering this to the board unsolicited, but maybe just put it here for the oregonians:
or just add it to the:
|37 weeks 5 days ago||amazing win||
i was in that corner also and welled up upon the ref signaling TD. on the verge of full-on tears of joy, a lone drop fell from my eyes before i pulled it together. that day, and that tear solidified and symbolize michigan football as the thing i love above all else, outside of friends/family (sorry, cats).
nice tidbit about being the only game at michigan stadium with another team name painted in the end zone- i had forgotten that.
|37 weeks 5 days ago||wish you the best||
great to have something like michigan football to just forget about tough times past, present and future for a few hours. hope you and your family make it through the challenges. keep your head up, OP.
|37 weeks 5 days ago||i'm gonna be an mgodick in this thread||
6" and up? that should include just about all of the WR.
seriously though, it would be nice if one of those guys emerges by the end of the season.
|37 weeks 5 days ago||i'll pile on||
compound error... how is this way OT?
|37 weeks 6 days ago||well played||
the one on the far right (OK i admit it i know that's supposed to be "scary spice") actually looks like it could be her, but the rest are pretty great mockeries. i chuckled as well.
|37 weeks 6 days ago||weird pictures||
first of all- nice diary, OP. this post was a pleasant trip down memory lane and i dig your formatting style with the pictures to the side of related paragraphs. the 90s were certainly a great time to grow up a Michigan fan and '97 was a great year.
now for some verboten offtopic commentary.... i was clicking to embiggen the pictures and noticed a couple things. 1) the fake nipples on the batgirl* suit, 2) the fake nipples on robin's suit (!?), and 3) wtf is going on in that picture of the "spice girls"?
* can't argue she was on the downslope by the time this movie came out, but i'm 30 and alicia rightfully holds a place in my boyhood fantasy hall of fame
|38 weeks 1 day ago||for good measure||
that's what she said
|38 weeks 2 days ago||hmm||
i realize the board poast below may mean #1 on the depth chart and not necessarily starting, but... did this require another thread?
|38 weeks 3 days ago||Forgot about Pick Six||
Submitted my entry: USC, Michigan, Clemson, Ohio State, Louisville, UCF
Thanks for setting it up again this year, Jeff.
|38 weeks 3 days ago||DVR||
I'm not exactly a loyal customer and will be salty if they can't work it out with BTN, but dishnet DVR > directTV DVR.
|38 weeks 4 days ago||Funchess Hype Level: Upgraded||
First Heiko refers to Funchess as the "proverbial 'weapon'," and now Brian dishes out some lofty praise. All part of the "swiss army knife" offense as an eventual foil to mauler AJ Williams. I expect they both get eased in, but based on what has been reported here each has shot to supplant Moore by mid-season.
|38 weeks 4 days ago||Solid suggestions||
Nice guidlines for students, but I don't see many counterpoints to the anti-HAIL arguments laid forth thus far other than "something is better than nothing." Maybe it is, and hopefully the "test year" will yield some useful data.
My take is that this should have been more focused on football. Seems like the impetus for the program was an empty student section on national TV, so the AD should have started by ensuring that won't happen. We are all in agreement that the best incentive is offering the right to priority seating. Maybe throw in some rewards for basketball and hockey, then build from there with non-revenue.
|39 weeks 2 days ago||I think you mean||
|39 weeks 3 days ago||Research fail||
Makes sense and should have been obvious at a glance. You're too lazy too look, I made a bad choice for my source. Between the two of us some useful information has arrived afterall via Bentley Statistics Archives (you'll need to query by individual stats - career - defense - total).
You were dead on with Irons and Simpkins, with Kovacs coming it at #15 all time at Michigan in total tackles (this list goes back to at least the 70s). Could crack top 5 all-time with another year of what he's been doing, all positions included. Much less of an achievement than I erroneously reported, but still impressive.
|39 weeks 3 days ago||Kovacs. Simply Amazing.||
I'm taking a look at Big 10 all-time career total tackle leaders on sportsreference.com and looks like Kovacs will be the first Michigan player ever to rack up 300 tackles. He is #16 in total (266) and #17 (151) solo tackles. It favors 4-year players, but he will pass current Michigan #2 Jonas Mouton and #1 Obi Ezeh this year. If he stays healthy this year and keeps pace with the first 3 seasons, he should end up top 5 all-time in career tackles. Not bad for a walk-on.
[EDIT: In speaking to snarling wolverine's point below- Ezeh/Mouton/Kovacs as top all time tacklers really goes to show we had never had to put that much youth on the field at LB, or anywhere for over a century.]
|39 weeks 6 days ago||James Rogers||
Was surprised to see James Rogers name on the list of former Wolverines currently in the NFL. Dude stuck it out in the RR era, was forced into action through "Never Forget" and may have been our best CB in 2010. Good to see him working for a roster spot with the Bucs after spending some time with the KC arena league team last year. Looks like he had 3 tackles and a pass deflection in the preseason opener against Miami. Go get 'em, kid.
|39 weeks 6 days ago||For Suggestions from MGoUsers||
Check out the map from this post. Duffy's isn't too far away and seems to be the most cited UM bar in town. For better or worse, it has a college atmosphere (packed with drunk young people and all the sights, sounds and odors they come with). Rockit is actually in Wrigleyville and although I haven't been there on game day it might be a little easier to find a seat and actually watch the game. Sorta depends what you're looking for.
|40 weeks 1 day ago||Damn you Seth||
Should have known something like this already existed on here but I swear it never turned up during numerous mgosearches for "DUI." At least most of my reference points were from 2012 so I didn't completely duplicate the effort, even if it didn't add much to your findings.
|40 weeks 2 days ago||Meant to put this on the board||
Intended for the board but it's somewhere between diary and forum post- mods you make the call.
Now that I'm the lamer replying to his own post, I'll add some opinion as commenter that I held back as OP. FWIW I toe the line between drunk-driving is a horrible idea and "legal gray area" but...
In googling around, I didn't find many examples of coaches publicly handing out no suspension at all for DUI type offenses. Perhaps those stories are just harder to find, but Hoke would be in a significant minority if he doesn't sit Fitz at all. He's due in court on the 28th, so unless that gets changed I don't see any way to delay the decision and justify benching him for a game other than Alabama.
Secondly, I couldn't help but come across references to bad memories from 2008. Both Stonum and Grady received 1 game for DUIs and went on to become repeat offenders. Without no intent to question Rich Rod's judgment, I have to point out that Grady's .28(!!) BAC was probably a sign he needed intervention rather than a 1 game suspension. Stonum missed an entire year and still slipped up. I give Fitz the benefit of the doubt, but recent history makes me wonder if 1 game is enough to get the message across.
|40 weeks 6 days ago||no thumbs||
only because they don't have opposable thumbs