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|1 day 21 hours ago||Open Offer to live in SD?||
I've only spent 3 days there, but I was sold after the first. We only planned to spend 2 days there, but weloved it so much, we ended up staying for another day and started to ask locals about job prospects.
I've only spent a little time in LA, but for me, SD is an easy choice. Better weather, people are really relaxed. I think traffic is better. And I'm guessing housing costs are pretty similar. I know where I'd be, but that's just like my opinion man.
|2 days 1 hour ago||Eyes on RB||
I think he was definitely watching the running back while keeping zone coverage kind of forcing the route outside where the safety should be able to cover.
If he were to agressively follow the slot, then there would have been a lot of room in the middle for the running back to go with a screen pass (which from your points would be a much shorter easier pass).
Thanks for additional analysis. Between reading your and Brian's posts I always feel both smarter (more learned) and dumber (how did I just read that in the voice of Charlie Brown adults).
|2 days 2 hours ago||42-26 Michigan||
hopefully no one picked this.
|2 days 23 hours ago||I Heard||
"Eat At Dominos!"
|3 days 23 hours ago||Disagree||
I understand having hatred for another fan base, but these are quality pieces written by someone who knows Michigan football. He understands us, and his writing is both perceptive and humorous. It is actually nice to have this type of analysis outside of a Michigan Blog. Try reading through most of the crap written by the BIG ESPN guys.
I think a couple block quotes are fine, but this one was too much.
I do think that Mr. Kass should continue to post and link to these though. A couple block quotes are good to add a little content and also to force the reader to go further if he likes what he read.
|4 days 1 hour ago||BEEF!||
I think Hurst looked a little sad when he couldn't find anyone and had to just push the pile.
|4 days 20 hours ago||Bigger Picture||
I guess my bigger picture is the perception (right or wrong) that Hoke is giving the impression that the fans are wrong for being discontent with the last few year's results. Especially when he himself set the precident that each of these past three years has been a failure. (BIG or Bust)
He doesn't need to say "no shit" but acknowledging that the fans are allowed to be upset with a performance and past results does not mean he neeeds to admit defeat on the season, nor throw his players under the bus.
I agree that people are going to jump on anything Hoke says because of results. I don't think that should give him a free pass to say anything.
|4 days 21 hours ago||I think this is the issue||
Yes, Hoke was saying "Real fans don't attack the players", however, since the question was regarding fans discontent with coaching, the blow out loss to a rival and general downward trend, its easy to see how and why his comment was misconstrued.
Personally I like the Fitzgerald response. I don't think the players are as fragile as he sometimes seems to treat them. I think its ok for a coach to say, we got our butts kisked and it is not and should not be acceptable to the fans, players, or coaches. However, there are a lot of good things to come and a BIG championship to win.
Hoke set the standard in the "This is Michigan" and his saying 11-2 without a BIG Championship is a failure. He is the one that set the bar on what is acceptable, and in year 4 it looks unlikely that we meet that standard again. He needs to be able to face that.
|5 days 34 min ago||Not sure how likely||
cows having triplets is.
Is this a standard saying somewhere or are you talking about the literal cows you own having triplets?
|5 days 52 min ago||YES!||
I do not like all white pants. If you add a stripes down the side, they looks better. However, since Michigan doesn't have stripes in the uniform, adding them doesn't make a lot of sense, so I'd prefer the solid maize pants and the very simple away jersey with blue numbers and maize outline.
I like the straight stripes on pants. I am not a fan of these weird shaped stripes that strangely wrap around the legs.
|5 days 1 hour ago||Interesting GA Comment||
I never even thought about the fact that GA pits students against each other. Causing that animosity in the student section is really sad. I loved the student section, as everyone seemed to always become friends in the section and were united, happy, and had that energy that just made it special.
I've actually not been to a game since the Ohio State game in 2011. Despite getting a win on a beautiful day, it was marred by the conduct of both Ohio and Michigan fans. The Michigan fan next to me was an old man that was confrontational from the start. After a quarter of him leaning against me, he blew up at me and claimed I was in his seat. I showed him how when I sat down I was not on his cusion and he continued to berate and threaten me. I told him to complain to an usher and the AD. His wife (who was much bigger than him) switched seats. She was very nice and there was plenty of room with her sitting in her seat and not trying to sit in mine. It ended well enough, but was not what I expect from the Michigan fan base. I can understand why attendance is dwindling. I will go back soon to a game (mostly have kids to young as reason can't go) but will most likely choose a less profile game with cheaper tickets and more room.
|1 week 3 days ago||Damnit||
I laughed at this comment, and then was sad panda.
|1 week 3 days ago||If you were a hot dog||
and you were starving, would you eat yourself?
It's a simple question.
|1 week 3 days ago||This||
I thought the department was touting dynamic pricing. This seems like the perfect case to apply that dynamic pricing downwards.
If it weren't for the piped in music, this would be a great day to take my son to the game. Supposed to be a beautiful fall day, lot's of room to spread out and run.
For anyone that has not been to a game due to cost, I highly recommend making an attempt to go this weekend. By parking a little ways away, you can get free street parking, and tickets close to the stadium should be very inexpensive. Add in the beautiful fall day in AA, and it should be a great experience.
|1 week 4 days ago||Why would Hoke dictate tempo?||
Hoke has made it clear that he is a defensive minded coach who lets the offensive coordinator run his offense. To me, this means the OC should be able to call plays, and dictate the speed at which they run those plays. Nuss seems to want to speed things up and change tempo. Why would Hoke interfere in this one regard of the offense.
If this is true, this seems just as detrimantal as a head coach allowing a DC to run the defense, with the exception of dictating the type of defense the DC needs to run.
This is also frustrating when watching DG struggle. It seems that up tempo offenses can help a QB a lot. It usually vanillas up the defense, making it easier to read and identify the hot route, and seems to simplify the reads and allow an ebb and flow to the offense. Getting players into play mode and out of over thinking mode.
|1 week 4 days ago||You need a gimmick||
All good coaches have a gimmick. Like a hat, or a sweater vest, or always wearing a stupid wind breaker, or not wearing long sleaves.
I'd also like to throw my name into consideration. I would walk to Michigan to be coach (I live in Plymouth). My gimmick would be to wear a michigan hat with a curved bill and a headset at all times. And by all times I mean, during press conferences, recruiting trips, always. I'd try to work this into an endorsment deal like Headsets by Dr. Dre. Your move Brandon.
|1 week 5 days ago||Ron English||
is available I think.
|1 week 5 days ago||Agree some||
but after a rough weekend where my 2 month old spent a couple days in the hospital, I was looking forward to escaping to some Michigan football, which in reality has no real affect on my life.
Saturday's performance was far from an ideal place to escape to. Losses I can take, but an unexpected blowout to a rival was just one more blow after a rough weekend.
I am suprised though, that most of the discourse after the loss has not been super hostile. This board has many times been a place I really did not enjoy visiting (the process was hard, and the time when a bunch of people got tossed after a disagreement over calling a recruit young made this board brutal). Most people so far have been angry, but have apoligized and admitted when they were wrong when others have rationalized for them. Again, apologies and aadmissions of wrongness on the internet. MgoBlog community is doing pretty well considering.
|1 week 5 days ago||I agree||
It'd actually be easier for me if I could pinpoint the whole problem on the line, but I can't. The promise was that with mediocre line play, we'd see a good to very good offense and a great defense. I felt the line was mediocre, at least in the beginning with some reach blocks, yet the offense stalled and I couldn't see why.
I also agree with you below that I think it's a benefit to rotate Hayes in a little more.
|1 week 5 days ago||Sure||
There are a lot of things that need to get fixed on this team. But you don't have to do or discuss them all in order. This seems like an obvious fix to one of the small problems.
I'd love to hear you discuss any of the other 20 problems with a rationale solution. I'm pretty sure you have the points to start a topic.
|1 week 5 days ago||Yes thank you||
Those were the breaks. Thanks
|1 week 5 days ago||Hayes||
You are right that he got his on large third downs, but he has good hands and speed and picked up a couple very nice blocks that had me rewind to see who that was.
|1 week 5 days ago||Not the biggest problem||
But we should be striving for gains in all parts of the game as we saw we need to on Saturday. I do disagree though. I think there is a separation between the two backs. Gaining an extra yard or two every run adds up a lot by the end of the game. 3rd and 5 is a big difference than 3rd and 7. I think Smith helps put the team in that better position.
|1 week 5 days ago||No paragraphs||
Not sure what happened. Original post showed paragraphs
Mods; if you can see paragraphs in original post and help fix, I'd appreciate it a lot. I know that you are busy with trolls and new accounts so no rush. Thanks.
|1 week 6 days ago||Caption||
"He didn't even ask me to hold his beer"
Now I'm waiting for the rare picture of OSU fan acting dignified.
|1 week 6 days ago||That's a long time||
To be passed out
|2 weeks 1 day ago||No||
we are not saying BU-rns.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Ole Miss||
Of course 5*'s want to go to ole miss. For all the uh.. you know...not illeagal gotten stuff.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||45-17 Michigan||
Beat the Chicks!
|2 weeks 2 days ago||This is the same program||
that locked down their previous coach with a massive $40 million 10 year contract after a loss. I don't think they really think things out as much as you'd expect they would.
Positive for them, they only have a couple more years left on that contract WOOOO.