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|4 years 36 weeks ago||Unpopular opinion||
It may be the unpopular opinion, but I really wanted to beat Tressel. I don't consider this a win. We were starting to get on the right track and would likely have been competitive against the sweater vest next year or the year after. Michigan football is a lifestyle, and our legacy is only strengthened by the quality of our rivalry with OSU. OSU will be sanctioned for conduct that is (a) reprehensible and (b) is something that almost every school partakes in. The Big10 has started pushing the idea that we provide some sort of compensation to our student-athletes. I will blead Maize and Blue until the day I die, but this isn't winning.
The last home game I attended as a student of the University of Michigan was the 100th anniversary of the Big Game, when Michigan fans stormed the field after our one and only win against Tressel's OSU. This was one of the finest moments of my life. We beat a worthy adversary, our only true rival, and landed in the Rose Bowl.
Tressel's legacy is tainted by various improprities that include lying to the NCAA and turning a blind eye when his players transacted some not so ethical business for sums of money that really aren't that great. No players became wealthy out of this. OSU disgusts me on a very personal level, but Tressel's behavior doesn't come close to Dantonio's conduct.
I don't celebrate this day. I wanted to win against a worthy opponent. The best should want to beat the best. These kids weren't paid top dollar to come to OSU, they were kids who were just like Jalen and the rest of the Fab 5, wanted a little money. I don't condone it. But I don't celebrate this day. I long to rush the field again when a top-tier Michigan beats a top-tier OSU. This is not a day to be celebrated.
|5 years 18 weeks ago||Why things are working out...||
I recognize that I'm in the minority, but I'm glad DG is not red shirting. As Denard referenced early this season, the game is really fast when you are just starting out, therefore experience on the field is paramount. I also think that Denard (who was rumored to have been looking around last season) probably wanted a guarantee from RR that he wouldn't be red shirted and would see some playing time.
Denard Robinson is insane, but eventually he will probably get hurt. He likes to run and takes big hits. Bowling Green linebackers simply don't hit as hard as PSU, Iowa, and OSU. It may not happen this year, but eventually we will have to rely on our bench again. When that happens, I think that a developed Gardner is going to be a phenomenal back up and eventual starter. Tate looked great against Bowling Green and he is good enough to compete on most teams, but I just can't see him taking us to a rose bowl or natl. championship game. I like Tate and I appreciate his loyalty, but I like winning even more.
If he works hard, Devon Gardner and Denard Robinson will be a solid 1-2 punch going forward. DG will be experienced if DR goes down, and hopefully we won't miss a beat. Even after Tate's performance against Bowling Green, I'm still not convinced he can do it against the better part of the Big10.
|5 years 33 weeks ago||Dorm names||
I know someone who named their dog Markley after the dorm they lived in... Lloyd or Mojo would work as well. East Quad might not fit.
|5 years 34 weeks ago||Notre Dame's tv contract short-sighted||
I don' believe that Notre Dame's tv contract is the driving force behind their independence. According to espn (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=3452161), the deal only runs through 2013. The deal is supposedly a loser for new NBC owner, Comcast.
I think that Jack Swarbrick is negotiating with the powers that be at ND, and that he is privately in favor of joining the Big10. The money is "guaranteed," a term every businessman loves. However, this is the same guy that kept paying Charlie Weiss, so maybe he's not that intelligent.
|5 years 34 weeks ago||The Big Game||
The only thing that worries me about conference expansion is the possibility that we will not play OSU as the last game of the year. This is the pinacle of our season every year.
I too am concerned with the caliber of teams that would potentially join the Big 10, and feel that for once the Conference seems to know what they are doing (favoring Nebraska over Mizzou). Regardless, I wouldn't want Texas, Oklahoma, and Nebraska if it undermined the importance of Michigan-OSU.
|5 years 35 weeks ago||Trey Depriest down to 3||
Depriest down to 3: Bad Guys (OSU); Florida, Bama.... CRAPOLA
Just to be clear (1) I couldn't post this elsewhere but thought it was notable; and, (2) I found this on a google search, I don't have Scout or Rivals
|5 years 39 weeks ago||Any Chance||
Any chance Manny comes back now that the rest of the Big 10 seems to be staying put?
|5 years 39 weeks ago||I'm a Bulls fan too||
And while Calipari is a shady character, he is undoubtedly the best recruiter in college basketball. If he can get one of the three all stars coming on the market, I can't see how this would be a bad move.
|5 years 40 weeks ago||Nice Article on Brandon Minor||
Couldn't post this anywhere else - so figured I'd throw it here. Best of luck to Brandon! Go Bears!