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|2 days 19 hours ago||I went to Divine Child so||
I went to Divine Child so yeah, fun facts time.
Gary Danielson went to school there. Funny enough, he was on the football team as a freshman when my dad was the senior starting running back, and back then they made the last string (which Danielson was) wear pink jerseys and move all the equipment and what not.
The 2004 class sent two players to Michigan State. Kicker Todd Boleski who ended up as a long FG and kickoff specialist and tight end walk on David Lesmeister who caught some passes but left the team when he didn't get a scholarship after his first or second year.
That is really all I know about the football talent, but my 2005 class was very good at baseball. Three pitchers from that class alone earned college scholarships and the fourth pitcher probably could have but he took a scholarship in golf and last I heard was sort of on the fringe of being a professional. The one pitcher, Chris Rusin, made it to the MLB with the Cubs and gave up Ichiro Suzuki's 3000th hit.
|1 week 1 day ago||Great for Rudock! He's||
Great for Rudock! He's honestly one of the smarter quarterbacks I have seen play even though I do not think he is as physically gifted as the elite ones. I think he will be successful.
Stafford is physically elite but is definitely missing something in his play. Killer instinct to put teams away? Situational awareness? Not sure what it is.
For example take Matt Ryan in the Super Bowl. Excellent stats, crazy efficient, but two crucial bad plays. The fumble when he got hit by Hightower was not from his blindside so you could argue he should have pulled the ball down and taken the sack (or thrown it away) since he could see the rusher coming. Then the sack he took when they were in field goal range to probably (Matty) ice the game. If he was paying attention to the situation he would have been quick to throw it away at even the hint of pressure.
I just constantly feel like Stafford is making plays like that to ruin all his excellent stats and play besides those moments.
|3 weeks 14 hours ago||Glad you gave recognition the||
Glad you gave recognition the Players Tribune and the Sklars. The stream has been excellent both years. I figure it is a tough hosting job with a varied demographic audience and trying to talk to 18 year olds who are not used to this kind of situation. The Sklars have been great.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Maybe it should be its own||
Maybe it should be its own thread.....but Chris Partridge appreciation. Listed as the #1 recruiter in the country and primary recruiter of Solomon, Anthony, Vilain, Martin, St. Juste, Ruiz, Singleton, and Hawkins. Also helped on a number of other guys.
Gdang man. Thanks for joining the coaching staff.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Sports do not necessarily||
Sports do not necessarily need to be separated from politics entirely. I personally despise most sports articles about politics because they take quotes from one or two players or coaches and use it as evidence to write an article implying that most people feel that same way. Players and coaches are just people usually with no real background in the issues they speak out on and their opinion deserves as much attention as your next door neighbor.
I have the same annoyance with all the supposedly professional news media that write an article and then site a few tweets as supporting information. Twitter is used by 20% of the population yet seems to have undue influence in getting news coverage.
I have my masters degree in government and have worked in politics in the past but a lot of times I want a space to get away from it. Politics interests me but it also upsets me so I like coming here to not even have to worry about it (except the times where people ignore the damn rule and act like they are not ignoring the damn rule).
|6 weeks 3 days ago||The point was not about||
The point was not about O'Korn beating Speight. The point was that just because a guy has more game experience, like O'Korn did over Speight this year, does not mean that he is the better person to be the starter.
Speight COULD be passed by Brandon Peters though Peters does not have the game experience Speight does.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||I need help on what to do||
I need help on what to do with Julio Jones. I am in a 20 team league so there are slim pickings at WR. I have Jeremy Kerley and just picked up Ty Montgomery. Any thoughts?
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Ohio State could have five||
Ohio State could have five losses and Michigan in the same position and I would be nervous as hell about this game.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Louisville is getting exposed||
Louisville is getting exposed as a pretender. Look at the teams they have played. Besides an okay Florida State team and a Clemson team they lost to.....not that great of a team.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Unsurprising but||
Unsurprising but disappointing. Still, O'Korn has not looked out of his depth in his backup time. I may be doom and gloom if he is horrible against Indiana but I don't really see that happening.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Thank you for not||
Thank you for not overreacting. Our defense did not feel invincible, yet gave up only 12 points. Offense was an absolute mess from playcalling to quarterbacking to failed receiving.
I am hoping this is our Ohio State-Michigan State 2015 Urban Meyer wtf were you thinking reckoning where the entire staff reevaluates and corrects all their deficiencies and goes and smacks down its remaining opponents the rest of the year.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||To David Pollack..."It||
To David Pollack..."It doesn't matter what you think!"-The Rock
If we win the national championship beating whoever gets there ESPN will be salivating all over us until the end of Harbaugh. Every strength will become the greatest in the nation and every weakness will be glossed over with trust in Harbaugh or "these are highly talented guys they are just young and need to learn Harbaugh's system" to explain away early losses.
Alabama and Ohio State deserve ESPN's slobber based on results in previous years...which will be annoying if they win and it seems to confirm their point.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||I enjoy these ever so much||
I enjoy these ever so much especially since TWIS doesn't exist anymore.....but can we stop with the little brother/little sister garbage?
|16 weeks 6 days ago||I will question a bit why we||
I will question a bit why we gave up being creative on offense.....but at least there was no disrespekt to be had!
A win is a win. Yay muppets!
|17 weeks 2 days ago||I vividly remember in||
I vividly remember in preseason 1997 asking my dad (I was 11 at the time) if he thought Michigan had a chance this year at winning it all.
He said eh Michigan's good but they have a really tough schedule so I don't think so. Coincidentally, my brother was saying the same to me preseason this year so I am hoping history repeats itself.
|18 weeks 16 hours ago||Secret||
You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
|19 weeks 13 hours ago||This is exactly how Rich||
This is exactly how Rich Rodriguez lost me. It pissed me off watching him berate Tate Forcier on the sideline during one of the games and then Tate slunked his shoulders. A coach is supposed to be Raising You Up! (wink)
I highly doubt Kelly gets fired this year even if they go winless the rest of the season. He has a good winning percentage and did get them to the national title game a few years back. Also won ten games just last year with their consistently difficult schedule. I put him in last year Les Miles territory if they lose out or go 1-5 or something. Very hot seat but bring him back unless next year goes badly.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||This was amazing. Thank||
This was amazing. Thank you!
Very much hoping I get to read two more of these threads from Michigan State and Ohio State this year.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||I got this notice and was||
I got this notice and was texting other friends who work there asking am I supposed to not be laughing at this??
|23 weeks 2 days ago||I really liked the insight||
I really liked the insight about the linebackers watching a pulling guard and sucking up thinking run because of it. I know about play action of course but I don't think I had ever been looking for the O-line to fool the defense like that.
|24 weeks 2 days ago||45-12 UM Was not patient||
Was not patient enough to see if someone guessed that yet.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||We are beating Ohio State. We||
We are beating Ohio State. We faced an absolutely loaded team last year while employing a terrible defensive gameplan and we still hung with them for a half. This year we get a middle of reloading team....a team who will probably be a monster next year. Yep, they have a season to improve, but so do we. Look at our team from Utah to Florida last year and it's night and day. Be afraid of us. Excuse me while I run through this wall.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||Yup, and it's about an||
Yup, and it's about an opponent so it's not OT
|25 weeks 2 days ago||No joke...this was my haircut||
No joke...this was my haircut for the first 15 years of my life. Yes, I was made fun of a lot for it.
Where was Tom Brady then when I needed him as a positive hair model?!
|25 weeks 3 days ago||Next on mgoblog. Clinton vs.||
Next on mgoblog. Clinton vs. Trump 2016 Punt-Counterpunt
|25 weeks 3 days ago||Exactly! On this site of all||
Exactly! On this site of all places. Not shocked by the hypocrisy ("Don't tweet at recruits guys.....unless you write for this website!" comes to mind) but c'mon. Why is this necessary?
|25 weeks 4 days ago||I almost always hedge my bets||
I almost always hedge my bets when talking about Michigan.....and I'm saying we go 12-0 this year.
I feel we HAVE to win in Columbus this year because I don't know if I see it happening again anytime in the near future with the ridiculous talent they are bringing in and how much they lost in a year.
Nice to see your predictions though.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||This is not a big deal. If we||
This is not a big deal. If we have the season we have the potential to have players as good or better will come back, hopefully including these ones.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||Exactly! This makes it a much||
Exactly! This makes it a much tougher decision for me. Not everyone can train in an Olympic pool but anyone can run. For Bolt to be the fastest person at running for 12 years is incredible. I still probably say Phelps but it's close.
|27 weeks 16 hours ago||Yikes. I looked up another||
Yikes. I looked up another successful massive human being I could think of in Dontari Poe and he's "only" 346