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|1 week 5 days ago||Are running back coaches||
a high demand position coach? I think Ty is a much better coach than Fred, but RBs seems to be one of the few positions where players tend to have it or don't. Rarely do I see older RBs breaking out in their career (outside of UofM transfers for a while, Rawls). Seems like a position where you are more important in idetifying talent and getting them here to campus rather than molding them into a great back.
|1 week 5 days ago||Shouldn't it be||
Grease Mike Cox?
|1 week 5 days ago||My only complaint of Mabel||
is elbows on the table. Sit up straight Mabel.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I was trying to support your argument||
with a sarcastic remark.
I think your assesment of the situation is on the mark. He seems like a really nice kid. He and his mom went and visited one of my wife's patients in Mott on his official visit to look at what type of volunteer programs he'd be doing.
In 2008 I had an opportunity to go to Houston for a great job working for a company and people I really liked. I had even accepted the job. I felt horrible when I called to rescind my acceptance. I get pretty sweaty in 90 and humid in Michigan. Think I would be dead in 110 and humid in Houston.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Mike Dantoinio||
built his coaching career on name mispellings.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Seeing how reasonable college football fans are||
when recruits pick another school, I can't imagine why this high profile recruit would be nervous about making the decision and call.
Add in the fact that he probably bonded with recruits and coaches on both sides and the dissapointment that is inevitable on one side and its even harder to understand why he doesn't just tell the world since we can't wait the extra week.
some people, right.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||What's kind of weird to me||
is that I am in my mid 30s, and now know some 18 year old HS student, that most likely won't go to Michigan and I will never remember, has said fuck michigan and now apologized for saying that. I follow recruiting to a certain level, and know it is super important to programs success, but it still weirds me out some times.
I'm ok that he apologized. I'm ok if he didn't. Some times I'd rather someone just stand by their fuck you statements if they mean them. Fake apologies can be worse than just saying yeah I said that and that's what I meant. oh well, leave the kid alone either way.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I thought it meant he went||
40 points on 20 shots equivalent, which I thought was pretty insane. I think 40 shots and 20 rebounds is still pretty awesome too.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||50/50 chance I win the Powerball||
That's how I make my decisions and live my life. Much simpler when it's 50/50. Either it happens/-ed or didn't/doesn't.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I was thinking of doing my part||
and starting a new thread with no new news, but just my gut feeling. I have high hopes for that thread. High hopes.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||How I'd imagine the board posts||
"Why '89 was the best year to graduate from UofM"
"Brown Houses in A2 as avatar picks, what's your take"
"Best thread by best thread creator evar"
"Best thread by best thread creator evar (oops double post, moms delete)"
|2 weeks 4 days ago||You Monster!||
Take this upvote jerkface. An eye for an eye is how I live my life.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Just don't||
tweet at the recruits.
Not if they are Michigan commits
Not if they are rival commits
Not if they are on the fence
Not if they are in a box
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Negbangs used to be great||
I liked those back in the day. Haven't been to many posbang threads. That would explain the explosion in points with many in the 5 digits.
OP has reasonable request. I like the combination of time and points to help weed through trolls and fans that may not get the nuance of this board vs some other blogs.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Sorry, yes you are correct||
UTL was an exception, as were the ND games in 2009, and 2010 as well as the Sugar Bowl win. Now that I think about it, wins over Northwestern for a few years, Indiana, OSU '12, Minnesota last year, there have been plenty of dramatic win at the last minute type games. So my comment was a little (lot) over dramatic.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Thomas put everything into this game||
He was hitting hard and on every ball. His run down of Cook was impressive. He definitely played like this could possibly be his last game in pads. If it was, I hope he gets to move on to be a coach, like it sounds as he has been looking into it.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||My thoughts exactly||
Michigan hasn't had a instant classic since right before the Big Network began, that they've been on the positive side of. That is a lot of last second losses over the last 10 years with no notable last second wins.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I can't think how||
You figured this specific google phrase out
|4 weeks 1 day ago||What? First kid was amazing!||
You know it too
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Damnit||
I read it not knowing who wrote it. Now that I know who wrote it,it explains the tone of the piece. Yeah, the guy who has written a bunch of hit pieces on Harbaugh is going to write an unbiased piece on Michigan.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||So you'd make a business decision||
Over playing a game you love To make sure you'd get paid. Got it.
He's already stated his reasons are business so he can continue to play the game he loves, but also make more money doing so. He said that not risking unjury is one reason, as well as advanced training for the combine to make more money.
You playing beer hockey because you love it has no relevance to someone who can make millions playing a game. Your analogy is bad.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||This is a bad analogy||
I risk injury every day in my car driving to work with traffic accidents . There are all types of risks out there. Comparing your beer league that you play for fun to a pro who plays for money is a bad analogy. If you are hung over, you can miss the beer league, and it doesn't matter.
Tell me about the time you decided not to go on that business trip because you decided you couldn't let your team mates down on your beer league. Yes, you put your career at risk by not going on that important business trip, but being on a team means something.
Trying to compare what you do for fun on the weekend with what these players do on Saturday and possibly Sunday is just stupid.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||10 years ago and more||
players in the BIG and PAC 12 only played 12 games including the bowl. Players in the BIG and PAC have played 12 games already, with some having already played 13. As another poster quantified, 25 or so bowls have been added in the last 15 years.
Playing in the 13th game is 110% of the season amount of games 10 years ago.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Thanks for quantifying||
I think it's important to include all these extra games that weren't part of seasons in the old days.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||State players will owe a lot||
skipping out on that 13th game.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I've heard players do this||
That players will play differently in years where they have their gauranteed contract and years where their contract is coming up and are playing for their next contract.
That's what Bo's speech was all about. When you go to the NFL you are no longer playing for the team. You are playing for contracts and other stuff.
But see my previous statement in regards to this situation. I'm personally ok with this. Ace said it best in his stuff, but both Fournette and Mcaugherny (going to have to learn to spell that next year) gave their all during the season.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||not sure, but just looked it up||
Michigan had held OSU to just over 300 yards and 19 points with just over 4 minutes left using an aggressive defense that went after Smith. Before the final drive he was 20 for 29, 223 yards passing and 19 points. They switched to the prevent and allowed him to go 7 for 8 for 77 yards while bleeding all but 27 seconds off the clock in a 4 minute drive.
Michigan lost 5 close games that year, but that stung the most. (Pitch to Breaston was a distant, but still painful 2nd).
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Old Days||
guys only got to go to a bowl every other year, and they were prestigous bowls to go to. As more bowls get added at the cost to schools, and executives from these bowls make tons of money off of young men risking some serious injuries, I don't see how anyone can look at this and think it's not ok.
They added the 12th game to the season to gain more money, with the thought that it'd be an exhibition type game against a UMass or something. Now that's been replaced by a conference game in the BIG.
I would have been against this 15 years ago, but I see too many decisions based purely on money by the NCAA execs, bowls execs, and coaches, that I have no problem when some players do the same.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I'm disagreeing with this comment||
because discussions are much better with discourse.
I'll also preface this comment with Neg-away because that's how we do it.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||2005 OSU||
stands out. Michigan played aggressive the entire game and held the lead with less than 5 or 4 minutes less. Then went to a prevent to allow Troy Frickin Smith to have all day to run and pass, taking up almost the entire time remaining to end up winning the game.
Any team that runs the prevent defense is pretty much the worse game plan ever.