things go poorly
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- 1 year 28 weeks
|1 week 4 days ago||Food suggestions||
Wings- buffalo joes (get the waffle cheese fries too)
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Denard||
Also, Denard with the 23 yard td run around the edge. Memories...
|5 weeks 4 days ago||22 Year old perspective||
It is realy frustrating hearing people on this blog continually rip a lot of the moves David Brandon makes when many of them are aimed at making us more competitive. Pumping in music to elevate the crowd noise (making the Big House a more intimidating atmosphere), scheduling marquee games like the Bama and Florida games in Arlington to start the year, and alternate jereys are all things decisions that kids my age and younger really think are cool.
Recruits obviously love all these moves as well. Just look at the high number of visitors and commits we get at the UTL games, or check the reaction to these events and announcements on social media. The players love it, the recruits love it, and we as fans should embrace it too.
Listen, I I've been watching Michigan my entire life, and I love the tradition (my old man tells me all about old time greats from when he lived in Ann Arbor) but damnit, as much as being top-15 every year was awesome, it really sucked at the end of the Lloyd era to feel like we supported a prehistoric program. I'm sure many of the same people on this board who complain about Brandon's modernizing updates to the program are the same ones who bitched and moaned about Lloyd's prehistoric playcalling on offense (waggle every third play), or soft prevent defense, our quite ass stadium (the Big House was NOT very loud until the renovations and piped in music) and our overall decline in recruiting (LLoyd was pulling in classes ranked in the teens in his last five years or so).
With stadium renovations, scoreboards and music, primetime national television showdowns, alternate jerseys, and a new coach, Brandon has addressed many of these issue. As a guy who is locked in to being a lifelong Michigan fan, I appreciate these efforts, and I think the majority of young diehard fans do too.
Just as importantly, the recuits who will eventually lead these teams to the successes and Big Ten Titles that we all long for, eat this shit up. And for that, I thank Dave Brandon.
***Before posters give me grief for posting at 10 on a Friday, I'm in watching my buddy's first preseason NFL game with the Bucs online***
|16 weeks 20 hours ago||... Anyways||
I think that if the interior of our d-line can take a step forward and Pip can return from that knee, our backers should be free to roam sideline to sideline and we could be a dominant defense against the run.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||good draft||
|20 weeks 2 hours ago||Looking into the future...||
Magnus, maybe you can shed some light on this question...
In looking at that 2007 Roster, Terrence Taylor was quite the plug in the middle there, and was probably the second to last in a nice little string of above average 300 pounders (gabe Watson, Alan Branch, and finally Mike Martin) that were featured on out interioror D-Line. Do you see any of the guys on our current roster turning into that 300 pound, double team eating, run-stopping nightmare that became the norm during the early-mid 2000's?
|20 weeks 3 hours ago||I wonder||
I wonder what must have been going through his head (other than "I'm hungry") to think that no one would stare at the HEISMAN WINNER as he left a Florida Supermarket. I mean come on, there is no good way to hide crab legs!! There is absolutely something a little odd with his judgement.
|20 weeks 17 hours ago||Next Year and Beyond||
It certainly isn't a promising O-line situation next year. On top of our inexperience, it seems that the guys in the trenches truly lack confidence.
It sucks to think about it this way, but if Hoke were to get canned after 2014 (its an especailly uphill battle considering @ND, MSU, and Ohio), whoever were to take over the job (possibly Les) would have a roster LOADED with 4 and 5 star upperclassmen, and a home schedule that would lend itself to a BCS berth season...could be great for momentum going forward.
|27 weeks 5 days ago||Harvard undergrad thoughts on Amaker||
I'm a senior at Harvard, and lifelong Michigan fan so it's been great to see what Amaker has done with the program.
|30 weeks 5 days ago||Can't post to board||
But Devin Garner just posted on his Instagram that he was working out on an assisted treadmill and that it was his first time running in 3 months. Clearly this was more than just turf toe.
|37 weeks 5 days ago||Vinopal||
with the sack! Maybe we could have used him against OSU
|39 weeks 3 days ago||This Fall and Winter||
Watching this football, and now basketball team is rough. Feels like I keep getting dumped by a girlfriend or something. Damn things seemed so bright in Michigan sports just a little while ago. Good news is this game means nothing, and this team can get better and make a deep run in March.
|42 weeks 4 days ago||This win||
This win is fantastic for the sanity of Michigan fans everywhere. Obviously the majority of our happiness depends on what happens in Iowa City at noon, but win or lose, it will feel a lot better looking forward to clinching a tournament championship on Sunday night than despressingly forcing ourselves to half-ass watch an ESPN3 streamed 3rd place game while most NFL games are on.
Other than that, damn its fun to watch a stronger, more confident Stauskas tear up a much bigger, more athletic FSU defense.
|42 weeks 4 days ago||This Season||
Stauskas seems to be much improved and is a killer out there on the floor. He took it hard to the rack a number of times. McGary looked like Final Four Mitch, and Levert seems much improved as well. If GR3 could at make at least half of the major jump we all expected him to take between year 1 and year 2, this team could easily make another deep tourney run. There's tons of talent on this roster.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Nice||
Mike Hart picks up a one hop fumble for a first down.
Also, Nick Sheridan sighting. If only I knew...
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Can anyone||
Can anyone summarize the exchange??
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Awesome||
So excited to watch taco play. Great piece, Brian.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||So Essentially||
We are gonna have a really tough time making the playoff next year (not like it was a lock or anything anyhow).
It just kind of sucks looking at that schedule and seeing AT nd, AT ohio, and AT little brother (also at northwestern FWIW, but thats sort of like a home game).
But again, it sort of sucks to have a potentially stud 5th year senior DG led team, that is filled with 4 and 5 stars coming into thier own, have to go up against all of that.
I know this is looking really far ahead, but fingers crossed that either Speight or Shane can ball out in 2015 because our squad will be starting virtually all 4 and 5 star talent at that point.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||As a college kid and lifelong fan||
I really like a lot of what David Brandon has done. Scheduling marquee matchups like the Cowboy Classic? Check. Playing a game under the lights? Check. Working to help create a louder atmosphere at te big house? Check. And even uniformZ?? Check.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Good Stuff||
I like threads like these on slow days. Its just nuts that this is a legitmate best guess list. If you were to tell me 6 months ago that it wasn realistic for us to pull Harris, Mone, Hand, Peppers, McDowell, and another top flight reciever in the same class, I would call you nuts.
Although I know we can get more, I'd still be very VERY happy with even 2 of the four uncommited Michigan-leaning studs (Hand, Peppers, Mcdowell, and any one of those top 200ish recievers).
|1 year 19 weeks ago||I was wondering||
The same thing. How do guys like devin pay for this? (We all know where Braxton got the money)
|1 year 19 weeks ago||But Seriously...||
Is there some deeper meaning to this? Why was it written? I have so many questions!!!
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Funny||
As someone who will always hate ND, and thinks that Teo 100% lied to some extent (What type of dude has a girlfriend he has never hooked up with, met, or even skyped for two seconds?!?!?!), I will continue to welcome Teo jokes. Especially ones made by his new hometown.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||As a previous participant and viewer...||
Don't show up for the first two/three hours. Its mostly Paperwork, height/weights, and then bench, 40's, verts, etc (gets boring withing 10 minutes). The more interesting stuff comes after (individuals drills, 1V1's, pass rush, etc).
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Fingers Crossed||
That we get one last visit before he decides. I'd hate to have him sold on Stanford just because they were his most recent. Especailly because it seems like he loved Ann Arbor.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Yes||
DRAGON CITY BABY!
|1 year 23 weeks ago||I think Brian||
is just being superstitious. I normally agree with Kenpom too, but it rates us based upon the entire season, and clearly we are a different team with McGary in full beast mode. We're a team of destiny...Michigan by 3.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Awesome||
Its so cool to see our football legends like Desmond, Charles, and Denard embrace our basketball team. It helps both programs to have the other one kick ass on a national stage.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||LEVERT||
LEVERT ALERT!!!! GO BLUE FOREVER.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Sam Adams||
Summer Variety Pack. Saw it in the store and had to buy it. Go Blue!!