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|2 hours 12 min ago||This game was weird because||
This game was weird because it was added late to the schedule, being the Pigskin Classic, so it wasn't part of the ticket package. It was sold as a one-off game and still pretty much filled the place up - a sign of how large the ticket-buying public was. (I think the attendance ended up being announced as 101K and change, but if you look at the crowd shots it looks pretty much full.)
IIRC, Biakabutka was injured early in this game, which left us with a freshman QB and untested RBs (as Tyrone Wheatley had just graduated). The first three quarters were rough and there were calls to put in Brian Griese at QB, but Dreisbach got it done when it mattered.
|2 hours 18 min ago||He's legit.||
He's legit. I don't know his entire backstory but he did go to school with Brady and Woodson.
|2 hours 20 min ago||A lot of rambling in this||
A lot of rambling in this podcast, but he's an interesting guy, so I didn't mind.
|3 days 1 hour ago||Bring back the snarling||
Bring back the snarling wolverine, but make it a little smaller.
|3 days 16 hours ago||I don't think Hoke will||
I don't think Hoke will publicly criticize his ex-boss. That just doesn't seem in his character.
|3 days 17 hours ago||I don't know. Gardner||
I don't know. Gardner certainly took a lot of flack from some, but there at the same time, there were plenty who took to his defense, arguing that he was being put in a position to fail by the coaching staff.
With Navarre, playing for a staff that had produced Griese, Brady and Henson, fans rarely shifted the blame for his play on the staff; he had to bear almost all the criticism.
|3 days 17 hours ago||I remember that. It was a||
I remember that. It was a monster play, like 85 yards - although it was a justified holding call IIRC. That was one of the loudest moments I've ever experienced at the stadium.
|3 days 17 hours ago||Now that's a more interesting||
Now that's a more interesting hypothetical. If Harbaugh is on our staff from 2002 onward, maybe he's promoted to OC in '06 and becomes the heir apparent. Oh well.
Having said that, Loeffler was a fine QB coach in his own right and Carr was familiar with his work, as he'd been a GA here to work with Brady.
|3 days 19 hours ago||In 2007, Harbaugh was 4-8||
In 2007, Harbaugh was 4-8 and was just a few months removed from the infamous comments about academics. No one seriously considered him then.
|3 days 19 hours ago||Bill Martin did a lot for||
Bill Martin did a lot for this athletic department. If you compare our facilities now with how they were in 2000, it's pretty remarkable. He also hired Beilein. If he'd have gotten the 2007 football search right he'd be a legend. As it is, it's a stain on a legacy that is still pretty good overall.
|3 days 19 hours ago||I thought the "bumblebee"||
I thought the "bumblebee" uniforms were the ones we wore at MSU that year, not the UTL ones (which a lot of people liked).
|6 days 15 hours ago||"We'll always have that one||
"We'll always have that one run Feagin made against Minnesota."
|6 days 16 hours ago||To clarify, the promise to||
To clarify, the promise to Henson was that we wouldn't offer anyone in the class above him, not the class below. John Navarre and Andy Mignery were in the class below him.
|1 week 19 hours ago||Really? I'd hate to think||
Really? I'd hate to think there'd be some asshole filming this on his phone instead of calling for help.
|1 week 19 hours ago||The man boarded the train in||
The man boarded the train in Brussels. Security forces must have missed an AK-47-shaped lump in his duffel bag? Sheesh.
|1 week 2 days ago||Hey, this is part of the deal||
Hey, this is part of the deal with having Jim as our coach. He marches to the beat of his own drummer. If he doesn't want to deal with the BTN, he won't.
It's a pretty small price to pay for everything else you get from the guy.
|1 week 3 days ago||We as a community need to||
We as a community need to find a way to get over our fired coaches. We already seem incapable of letting any Rich Rodriguez comment turn into a 300-post internecine battle. Let's not do the same for Brady Hoke.
|1 week 4 days ago||I'm not in love with that||
I'm not in love with that design, but I'm glad they're at least not going to be using the basketball logo. We should ask for creative input.
|1 week 4 days ago||Even with their recent||
Even with their recent success, Oregon is no Michigan.
|1 week 5 days ago||I think they're OK. I prefer||
I think they're OK. I prefer maize pants but I respect that it's a genuine throwback and not "throwback-inspired" or whatever we billed the UTL jerseys as. (I always thought the UTL jerseys would have been amazing - not to mention more historically accurate - if they just had the block M. But no, we had to have a bunch of stripes.)
|1 week 5 days ago||That is the general practice||
That is the general practice in college football. Dark jersey, lighter pants. Dark pants to me look like something you'd see on a high school team.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||No||
Keep it a dry stadium.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||If your kids aren't old||
If your kids aren't old enough to appreciate football, they shouldn't be at the game. If they are old enough to appreciate football, they don't need to meet a Sesame Street reject to have a good time.
I don't get this obsession with watering down the Michigan gameday experience until it's a carbon copy of every other team's. It's good that we do things differently.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||We're not a minor-league||
We're not a minor-league baseball team. The Crisler PA guy does too much of that garbage already. I don't want it spreading to football, too.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Great guy, and always||
Great guy, and always interesting to hear from. Part of that critical group that was recruited by Amaker but bought into Beilein's system and was rewarded with a tournament appearance after the decade-long drought.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Why are you acting like such||
Why are you acting like such an ass? Not just here but in the other thread.
Quebec is unique, owing to its French language and heritage. There is no point in denying that. And you might want to be a little more welcoming to a kid who is committed to come here.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Google translate?||
It should be Bienvenue à Michigan.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Pantalon taco.||
|9 weeks 3 days ago||For those unfamiliar with the||
For those unfamiliar with the Quebec school system, a Cégep is a post-high school institution, sort of like a junior college. So he should be about 20 or 21 when he enrolls - but he should still have four years of eligibility. This was the case for Alain Kashama and Deitan Dubuc.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah, the passage of time has||
Yeah, the passage of time has rehabilitated Mo's image among a lot of fans. The '93 team was pretty young, but '94 was expected to contend for the national title, with lots of experienced, future NFL talent. 8-4 was a major disappointment.