I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
|1 day 10 hours ago||Holy Running Game||
I love how Danielson is slurping up the read option attack now. What a derpfaced slappy.
Watching Auburn's rushing attack makes me sad that we're going to Manball. :(
|1 day 10 hours ago||Thank you||
Thank you! "Could care less" is one of my biggest pet peeves.
|1 day 17 hours ago||The old voting system||
The old voting system can't get here soon enough.
|5 days 12 hours ago||Yeah||
Yeah I understand the counterpoint of staying the course. There have been flashes of pretty fun looking things.
It just feels like being in a relationship with somebody who makes you feel like crap 6 days out of the week, but then goes out of their way to make you feel like the most appreciated/loved person ever on day 7.
|5 days 14 hours ago||I must see||
I must see Al working somewhere else.
I can't handle the variance. I think I actually enjoyed watching one game the whole season, ND. We're 3 plays away from being 4-8 while simultaneously being 4 plays away from being 11-1.
Narduzzi drinking Al's milkshake with the world's largest twisty straw for three straight years drives me nuts.
OSU in the national title game 2 years removed from scandal, and still on probation drives me nuts.
Penn State being better than us with a skeleton team drives me nuts.
Seeing Malzahn completely turn around Auburn twice in 5 years just shows the kind of impact that a smart offensive coach can have. A school like Michigan should have the will and resources to go get a similarly smart coach.
|6 days 11 hours ago||All we need||
All we need is 6 offensive tackles on the field at the same time to run on that.
|6 days 13 hours ago||Family reasons||
Doesn't he have some family reasons for not really wanting to pick up and move to a higher profile job?
Things are going to get harder at Boise for him. You can only get by recruiting the isle of misfit toys for so long until the big boys start cherry picking your commits to fill their classes.
|1 week 15 hours ago||I get the B1G thing||
I get the rooting for the B1G thing, but my head will explode if OSU goes from getting a slap on the wrist for all the cheating they did under Tressel, moonwalk into signing Urban, and win a NC in year two.
All while we've had two clusterfuckery searches and can't seem to ever get all three phases working at the same time.
|1 week 2 days ago||Ugh||
Ugh, flashbacks. I still don't know why they stuck with Henne so long in that game. 11/34, yikes. Felt bad for him. Senior, last game, can't feel arm.
|1 week 4 days ago||Prediction||
Hoke has a milkshake.
Urban has a straw that reaches allllllllll the way across the field.
Urban drinks Hoke's milkshake.
|1 week 6 days ago||Oh yeah, well||
Oh yeah, well, I bet winning all the time really makes you a big douchebag.
|1 week 6 days ago||Can we||
Can we get Creed to wear rocket packs and deliver the pizzas directly to the blue hairs in their seats as they sing that one song that sounds like all of their other songs?
|1 week 6 days ago||Uh Oh||
|2 weeks 16 hours ago||That'll be||
That'll be 19 by game time. Gamblers will be hitting OSU hard at -13.
|2 weeks 17 hours ago||Anything short of 20||
I'd wager that the sharps would be betting big on OSU with anything short of -20.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Derp||
It stands to be the derpiest of all of our derpfests.
Iowa - 17
M - 6
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Dollar Dollar Bills, You All||
Would you rather spend more money and have:
Or spend less money and have:
|2 weeks 6 days ago||TIL||
Today I learned what abattoir means.
|3 weeks 17 hours ago||It's not public money||
It's not public money. Just because Michigan is a public school does not mean that Hoke & Co. are paid by tax payer dollars. The Athletic Department has it's own budget that it builds via ticket sales and donations.
0% of my paycheck is going into the coaches' pockets.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Trust the coaches||
Weren't we hearing that he only recently started doing things in practice other than shooting drills? The eternal pessimist in me worries that it's too soon.
I trust the coaches, but fergodsake, if not having Mitch in November/December means definitely having him in February/March, I'm all for resting the over grown puppy.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Precisely the problem||
This is precisely the problem. As much as Mike Valenti likes to say that Michigan is no different on the academic front than MSU, they are.
It's harder to get a JUCO graduated from Michigan, which then affects APR. MSU literally has classes in bowling and golf.
Also most JUCO's went that route because they didn't originally qualify for D1. If you look back, the only times Michigan has taken a JUCO is when he had originally qualified straight out of high school, possibly spent a year or two at a D1 university, but went JUCO for a year so they wouldn't have to sit out. These types of JUCO players are not very common.
The Russell Wilson type of players (grad transfer) are also hard to find for Michigan. It's a great institution, but often behind the pack when it comes to introducing new graduate programs. It is very hard for a player to find a graduate program to go into at Michigan that their current institution doesn't have.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah I think that's the best bet.||
Every snap should be from either 5 wide or 4 wide, and I mean WIDE, not "oh look that slot receiver is standing where a tight end usually is."
At this point, a 2 yard pass to the slot is just as good as one of our futile runs.
Defenses have the formula now, courtesy of Narduzi. 8 in the box and blitz like hell. There's only one counter to that if you have no OLine. It's like the rebels finding the Death Star ventilator shaft. "They came... from... the A-Gap..."
If we can spread them out and get defenses out of kill mode, then we can work some RB and QB draws into the mix, even some Veer or something. Borges' read option plays are the ones you run in high school, he has none of the advanced counters that you would see RR bring out. We have nothing to counter a simple scrape from the defense, and it shows.
We need something extreme to get it so when we do run it's against 6 or 7 guys, not 8 or 9.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Road games||
Until we prove that we're not horrible on the road under this regime, there is no way we compete for a B1G championship with a schedule like 2014's.
2015 is a realistic expectation. Hoke's first full recruiting class will be true seniors by then, and we get MSU and OSU at home.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I agree||
I agree with one of your beliefs, and one of his. Therefore you are both shitheads.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||All we need||
The bases are loaded. All we need now is a Hall of Fame worthy photoshop thread to bring the runners home.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Uh OH||
You may want to read the Verboten topics thread.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Homecoming||
I like the idea of making the Homecoming game the one game a year where all of the legends jersey's are brought out.
We still pay homage to players of the past, while allowing the current players a chance to make a legacy of their own.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||How||
How we allowed MSU and OSU to be on the road in the same year when the B1G derped it's way into adding Maryland and Rutgers is beyond me.
Have we benefitted at all from the conference expanding? Other than needing to construct a larger Money Bin to go swimming around in?
I think JUB is right, the 100,000+ attendance streak is dying next season with that craptastic home slate.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Who Better||
Who better to deem a post "one of the worst Mgoblog posts of all time" than a person with a 3 week old account, named Dr. Merp McMerpleton? Who better, I ask you.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||So||
So complaining about every thread that goes up is the new thing, eh?
|5 weeks 1 day ago||I get my resume ready||
I get my resume ready.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||If||
If it's anything but this, I'll poop my pants.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||I'm with you||
I'm with you. I think that thing is fine for the "Hey look at us our helmet is similar to Michigan's" teams. Not fine for actual Michigan.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||ESPN did some bye week stuff||
ESPN looked at post-bye-week performance in the NFL: http://espn.go.com/fantasy/football/story/_/id/9748736/qbs-home-d-sts-road-show-most-improvement-coming-bye-weeks
Mostly from a fantasy stat standpoint, but interesting nonetheless. Especially that QBs tear it up at home coming off a bye.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Derp||
B) Every fanbase says that about every other fanbase.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||That Meme||
That Meme has been beaten to death. The fact that anybody on our side would bring it up again is stupid. The fact that anybody on their side would get their panties in a bunch over it is equally stupid.
Can't we just move on to new ways to be embarassed? Like sky writing "Go Blue" over their stadium?
|5 weeks 4 days ago||That||
That looks like Jonah Hill in "The Wolf of Wall Street."
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Agree||
Unfortunately I don't see how we win this game with anything short of a perfect outing.
First 7 games don't really make me believe we can pull off:
Only thing that makes me feel okay is that I think Mattison will have the defense flying around after that Indiana game, and JMFR will be all over any scrambling they try to do with Cook.
It's gonna be another 14-10 kind of game. Right now I think we're the 10. I'm sure the homer-ism will start flowing by Friday and I'll change my mind on that.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||I have this feeling||
I have this feeling that we wont be seeing much of Mitch, except for big games, in the first half of the season. Aside from Duke and 'Zona, I (hope) don't think we'll need him much until mid January.
From personal experience, I say that back pain is a bitch. When it's at its worst, getting bumped with a force equivelant to a stiff wind could drop you to your knees. I bet it's even worse for 6-10 20 year olds who are likely still growing to some effect.
Just keep doing that rehab. I really hope it doesn't turn into a career threatener. Mitch is one of those talents that you'd like to enjoy watching for at least another 10 years.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Get his Hart on||
"...Toussaint to get his Hart on."
Requesting "I've got a Hart on" T-Shirt.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Defensive replacements||
When did the defensive replacements cost us?
In Game 6, Kelly made a great play running down an Ortiz fly to left that I doubt Peralta would have got to. That position in the batting order only came up once more the whole game, with 2 outs and nobody on in the top of the 8th.
Leyland has always been good with his defensive replacements late in games, in my opinion.
I do wish he'd stop going lefty-righty so much though. It should only be brought out when there's a GLARING difference in one particular batter's numbers, or if one of his pitchers particuarly performs poorly against righty/lefty.
Still, he handed a lead to his bullpen in four out of six games, and they blew two of them in rather grandiose fashion.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||It's a shirt||
It's a shirt on the mgostore.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Am I blind/dumb/whatever for||
Am I blind/dumb/whatever for thinking that trotting out these 6 on field gives us the best collection of weapons in the B1G (save for OSU)?
WR - Chesson
QB - Gardner
Slot - Gallon
You spread the ball out consistently to those six and defenses would have an anuerysm...
|7 weeks 5 days ago||This||
This is why we need the old vote system back. This is pure brilliance and will be stolen by me and shared with others. I tip my hate to thee, good sir.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Crawl Space||
Good work on the putting the Breaking Bad Crawl Space audio at the very end. How sad is it that between the offensive discussions and The Smiths songs, Crawl Space was the most uplifting part?
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Big Leauges||
There's a big difference between making a MAC or MWC capable OLine, and a B1G capable OLine.
I'm getting worried this might be an RR type situation as far as assistants go. Loyalty to guys who were "good" coaches at lower levels isn't necessarily a good thing.
Talent exists in all walks of life, and there are limits to each and everybody's talent (I'm a good computer programmer / analyst / data guy but there's no way I could be lead dev at Google). I fear a couple of these assistants are in over their heads.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Reserve||
Commenting so I can come back to this and relive all of it's glory after Narduzzi double a-gap blitzes our predictible offense into oblivion in a couple weeks.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||But But But||
But But But, if the WR thinks he might get passed the ball, how will he focus on making a downfield block that has a 1% chance of mattering since the RB will never get downfield? Answer that, smarty pants.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||I hate||
I hate you.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||His Dudeness||
His Dudeness' comment was the best. Fantastic work.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||So frustrating||
It's so frustrating. Scott Fucking Frost is currently coordinating one of the most prolific offenses in the country. Scott Fucking Frost. And we can't even check out of a run into an 8 man box to take an easy 5 yards on a pass that I could throw left handed.
I hate everything.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Bubble Screens||
Stealing this from the rivals boards:
HOLY SHIT RUN A DAMN BUBBLE SCREEN:
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Eastern||
Eastern is going to be looking for a new head coach soon...
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Why||
Why anybody puts any stock into what is said in press conferences is beyond me. Michigan is back to the Lloyd way of press coverage. Everything you say is dumb, and even if I intend to change the whole thing, I'm going to tell you that I don't.
I'm going to tell you that we're going to run power, and then I'm going to have Denard rack up 25 carries per game.
It's all lip service. All we can go by is retrospective results.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Alternating||
Alternating Wins and Losses over the next 6. We end up 8-4.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Hopefully||
Hopefully that's where Borges will be coaching next year.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Rushing||
Fitz: 27a 27y...
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Corner the market||
Corner the market, then drive up the price.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Pistons||
Anybody check out the box score from the Pistons game? KCP debuted with a 1-12.... ouch.
|10 weeks 18 hours ago||Clearly running for president||
Clearly Lane got fired on purpose so that he can begin his presidential campaign for 2016.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Derp||
This whole thread appears to be about some people who Derped when they should have Herped.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Not so fast||
Not so fast. Rodriguez's recruits were true sophomore / RS-Freshman when he was shown the door.
Rich's firing had mostly to do with what he could do with the final years of Lloyd's recruits, plus a few of his own recruits mixed in at the positions a freshman can kinda play (WR,RB,DB, QB).
Just as Hoke is making the best he can with a roster that is still mostly RR recruits with some of his mixed in.
A roster isn't 100% a coach's recruits until year 6.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||Liveblog||
Is the Liveblog not working for anybody else? I'm getting nothing.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Oh I agre||
Oh I agree, they should be free to get whatever they can, whenever they can.
It was in response to the people who believe that you can't give them an inch because they'll take a mile.
A compromise would be giving them a couple yards so they're at least comfortable and able to cash in the short amount of time their bodies can earn them cash.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||How about endorsements||
The Olympics tried the whole "Amateur Athlete" thing for the longest time and it just wouldn't work.
Allow the kids to get endorsements. They can't wear things on the field/court that violate the school's contracts, but why the hell can't Denard do a couple Pizza House commercials while he's in town and make some cash?
I suppose you could attempt to regulate that a bit. Cap the number of allowed endorsements. No endorsing booze/smokes/etc. Cap the money a bit. Would it be the end of the world if Denard had received $250k for drinking some Gatorade infront of a camera?
|11 weeks 2 days ago||QB Oh Noes||
QB OH NOES 4 EVA
|11 weeks 6 days ago||I think||
I think his original intention (in the heat of the moment) was to grab the kid and skip town. That whole diaper change scene was awkward as hell, until Holly started asking for her mom. That's when Walt realized what he was about to do and hatched his phone call plan.
Hell, he was talking about getting the kid a new car seat. I don't think you plan on making stops at Babys 'R Us with the cops hot on your trail just so the kid can have a comfy seat when you give her back.
|12 weeks 5 hours ago||Jack||
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Impressive kid||
Impressive kid, show's a maturity you usually don't see in first and second year players. Here's hoping his hard work pays great dividends for him down the road.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||TomVH is all growns up|
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Gardner + Gallon||
Gardner + Gallon = Jerevin Gardlon
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Why||
Why would they go after Fitzgerald when the best coach in th B1G is in East Lansing?
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Or 2008||
Or 2008 when Derpface McGee transfers to Arkansas and we're left with an unproven incoming transfer and a walkon.
Then 2009 when we're left with 2 true freshman and a walkon.
Thou shalt recruit a QB every year, and just because every single one isn't a five star is not cause for concern. The world needs David Cones too.
|13 weeks 12 hours ago||Shin Angles||
Clearly Texas just needs to learn good shin angles, and then everything will be fixed.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Ways to score 32||
Ways to score 32 (holy crap, I'm bored):
I think (hope) that's all.
Personally, I'm hoping 3 TD + 3 2pt + 3 Safeties + 1 Tommy Rees pick -> 2 pt convo return
|13 weeks 3 days ago||That must be||
That must be exhausting.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||How everybody should deal with Sharp||
How everybody needs to deal with Sharp:
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Norfleet Reverse||
Fitz pitched to Norfleet on the reverse, not Rawls.
The Lewan pronunciation back and forth was fantastic.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||How do you||
How do you know that the Rice players didn't start it by running their mouth?
If that kid takes a piss it ends up on 52 segments of Sportscenter. The more of an a-hole he is, the more of a PR problem the NCAA and A&M have. Quite frankly, they deserve it.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||I've switched to rooting for him||
I've switched to rooting for Johnny Football.
After hearing about all the bullshit A&M had him doing on the PR trail and the sucking up to boosters trail during the off season, and seeing how everybody and their brother is making millions off him, I'm now rooting for him to be as brazen as he possibly can with his not giving a fuck.
I want to see him talking as much trash as possible, giving money hand signs, giving signature hand signs, etc.
I love college football, but its time for the hypocrisy that is the NCAA to burn to the ground. Manziel is just the type of person to do it.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Because||
Because iOS is poop.... hardy har har.
I believe the old style youtube embeds still use a bit of flash. Apple no likey flash.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||2008 NW||
2008 NW, Rich Rod's first year. It snowed and rained and snowed and rained. I stayed for the whole damn thing. It was the worst in person sports experience I've ever had.
There was considerable shrinkage that day, my friends.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Tweet Blitz||
Thanks for posting a summary. I had to temporarily unfollow coach during today's tweet blitz, he was dominating my feed.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||Who||
Who got the bomb ass drugs?
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Dude||
Dude, those 5 dudes change tires really fast!
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Has Karsch ever||
Has Karsch ever done play by play before? Doesn't seem like a job you cut your teeth on.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||This||
This. Let them hire agents. Hell, let the universities be these kids' agents. Hey Adidas, you want to sell #16 jerseys? Well Denard gets a cut.
Desmond Howard shouldn't be in this absurd legal battle over who owns the rights to Desmond Howard.
It is estimated that Johnny Manziel has brought a boost of $38 million to Ta&m... Pretty sure that $100k schollarship aint cutting it as far as compensation goes.
The NCAA likes to sit on their high horse and proclaim that athletes shouldn't be allowed any benefit that regular students aren't allowed. Well I'm pretty sure that John Q Engineer is allowed to make money off of his name, should there be a market demanding it.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||Daily 4 lotto||
I'm in a league that uses the daily 4 lotto. Everybody is assigned a day, the 4 digit number pulled on your day is your number. Picks assigned by descending order of lotto results.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||Produced By||
Produced by: Whacho Name Is.
Greatest. Pseudonym. Ever.
|17 weeks 5 days ago||Freeeeeedooooooooommmmmmm|
|18 weeks 5 days ago||(No subject)||
|19 weeks 8 hours ago||Oh come on||
Oh come on. A freshman just got to campus, flashes about a thousand dollars in 20s on the internet, and adds the hashtag "#struggleoverwit"
It's sure as hell walking like a duck and sounding like a duck...
|22 weeks 6 days ago||LOLions||
|25 weeks 2 days ago||A couple||
A couple free ones that will let you at least see their screen and instruct them (no remote control on these): Join.me and screenleap.com
|26 weeks 4 days ago||MLBPA||
They wont void the contract because of the MLBPA fallout and the agent fall out. That union has more power than it deserves, and they'll flex it if it looks like a team is about to do something like voiding a contract, even if it is A-Rod, whom everybody hates.
I agree, they should be able to, and shouldn't have to worry about any consequences, but they'll be hard pressed to land another big free agent if they show that they're willing to actually void contracts. Agents will steer clear of them.
|26 weeks 5 days ago||Beibs||
This guy supports the Heat, therefore the rest of mankind should not:
|27 weeks 2 days ago||Holy name game winner||
With a last name of "Ballage," he's a must. Just to hear Beckman say "Ballage" ten times per broadcast.
|30 weeks 1 day ago||To go along||
To go along with a 5* QB & RB in 2013, and 5* WR in 2014... Oh and the 2012 & 2013 OLine classes....
If my calculations are correct, when this baby hits 2015, we're gonna see some serious shit.
|30 weeks 1 day ago||You||
You watch your darn mouth. Don't you know that coaches can only be wrong all the time or right all the time?
|31 weeks 12 hours ago||Have you met the Lions?||
Have you met the Lions? They once used the #10 pick to draft a WR who sat out a year eating a lot of Doritos.
|31 weeks 2 days ago||Damn||
Damn, I saw the posting a few days ago and wanted to get my application in. :(
|32 weeks 2 days ago||Frank||
The next funny thing that Frank says/does will be the first funny thing that Frank says/does.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||3rd best||
ND has the 3rd best TV contract in the state of Indiana.
|34 weeks 5 days ago||Vegas||
You're seeing that the line in Vegas is L'Ville -5, and they're currently only up 3.
The NBA ref saga a few years ago along with the recent Pac 12 shit has forced me to always wonder how much the refs inentionally alter games.
I don't know that we would have won had the game been called better. I do know that Trey and Mitch would have been on the court more, and L'ville likely would have had fewer ORebs, fewer steals, and fewer FTAs. Wish we could have seen what would have happened.
Still incredibly happy that we're in a position to play "What if" after a national title game. Who saw this coming 4 years ago when we inexplicibly missed the tourney? Or 3 years ago when we were a leadership anneurysm away from another disappointing season?
Hopefully only Trey and THJ leave. Spike, GR3, Nik, Mitch, Caris + Walton and Irivin is a helluva top 7. If Donnal can contribute, it's even better.
|34 weeks 6 days ago||Dear Syracuse||
If your whole season comes down to a single block/charge call, maybe do things to make sure your entire season doesn't come down to a single block/charge call.
Such things include, but are not limited to:
|35 weeks 6 days ago||Spike||
How 'bout Coach B trying to get Spike some tail. Most elligible bachelor... Fantastic.
|36 weeks 5 days ago||And...||
That is all.
|36 weeks 6 days ago||Sited in Busch's Ann Arbor||
Walked into Busch's this morning freezing cold, saw the Bell's man dropping off the first batch of Oberon for the year, immediately thought it was spring, and got happy.
Went back outside and got sad.
|37 weeks 2 days ago||Ducreux agrees.||
|39 weeks 12 hours ago||Stuaskas needs to embrace NJaS||
I want a youtube series of Stauskas doing various things, title "Not just a shooter."
It'd basically be Dirty Jobs with Nik Stauskas.
|39 weeks 3 days ago||Just checked||
Just checked and Denard is up by 10k.
|39 weeks 6 days ago||They were||
They were Nazi's, Walter?
|40 weeks 13 hours ago||Uniformz History||
Forgive my lack of Uniformz history knowledge, but wasn't @MSU the only time we've worn these? Am I remembering that correctly?
If so, why were they not burned with fire? Lots and lots of fire.
|40 weeks 1 day ago||Maybe||
Maybe he ended up in the hospital that one night because it had been 4 hours...
|40 weeks 3 days ago||There's some carry over||
There's some carry over. A lot of playing good defense is about attitude. We clearly lack it.
Mostly, I think they're lacking a leader. When times get rough it seems like everybody is looking around like a deer in headlights.
|40 weeks 3 days ago||Agreed||
Ever since the Wisconsin debacle, this team isn't putting out what it'll take to make it passed the 2nd round.
My worst nightmare at this point is losing out, falling to a 4 seed, and getting put up against somebody like Bucknell.
|41 weeks 5 days ago||Yup||
Yup it was in the ESPN pictures for the One Day thingy.
Also, in the past, Beilein has done similar things for students waiting in line for stuff. (GA seating, ticket sales, greeting the team when they get back home from a road trip, etc.)
So, basically, the RCMB people are not doing anything that hasn't done before, and therefore can go back to being considered as a form of life less than human.
|42 weeks 2 days ago||Imagine||
Imagine how happy all of us would have been if Tony Gibson had been hired away by the NFL in 2009.
That is how happy MSU fans would be if Roushar gets hired away.
|42 weeks 4 days ago||Agree / Disagree||
I agree that our biggest problem is the freshman crapping the bed when a truly aggresive & physical defense gets up in their face.
Howeva* 3/5 of our starters last night were true freshman. Playing four top 25 teams in 11 days, 3 of them on the road, is pretty grueling if you're not used to it (even if you are). Sure, in high school you play two games a week. You also have about 20 minutes of travel to those games.
What was the record of that same MSU team when they had to play a lot of underclassman in 2010 - 2011? 19 - 15.
It takes direct-to-NBA talent to pull off being an elite team full of freshman. Even Kentucky had some non-freshman key contributors.
It's scary/fun that we're sitting 21-4 right now and our expectations should actually go up in '13-14 and '14-15...
* (Ref: Smith, Steven A. birth-2013)
|42 weeks 4 days ago||Please||
Then light self on fire.
|42 weeks 4 days ago||Ditto||
Ditto. Even sadder are the people who feel they're owed an apology/explanation.
Maybe from professional athletes, maybe. Though at that level I'd say stop buying tickets/shirts/jerseys and cancel your cable if you're that upset with it.
At the college level, a bunch of 18 - 22 year olds putting in 80+ hours a week of work owe nobody an apology or an explanation.
|42 weeks 4 days ago||Damnit, now I want Pad Thai||
I read this while eating my salad, wishing the entire time that it was a pile of spicey Pad Thai. Thanks Brian. Thanks a lot.
|42 weeks 5 days ago||I'm with you||
I'm with you. I bet he ends up out of state.
|42 weeks 6 days ago||940s||
I just received my new 940s, and they are nice. Way better than the Asics I was wearing previously.
|44 weeks 1 day ago||Money and...||
Money and vaginas. Two powerful motivators for men ages 14 - 135.
|44 weeks 2 days ago||To be fair||
To be fair, all buckeyes are either ugly chicks or dudes.
|44 weeks 4 days ago||It's gonna be 20||
It feels like this thing is headed for 20. 4 divisions of 5. 9 conference games, you play the 4 other teams in your division once, and go NFL style where one division squares off against another. Say East v West and North v South on year. East v South and North v West the next year. Etc.
Then have a 4 team, 2 week playoff.
Biggest issue is competitive balance and geography. UM / MSU / OSU / IU / Purdue (presumedly) is guaranteed to be the toughest division every year.
I'm asuming the final 6 teams will be something like: GT, UVA, UNC/Duke, Louisville, Clemson, Syracuse. Given our goals seem to be to A) Destroy the ACC becuase Fuck Notre Dame. B) Add more states for BTN revenue. C) Make all of our heads asplode.
|44 weeks 4 days ago||Two biggest flaws||
His two biggest flaws, in my opinion:
Lloyd seemingly had #2 (although not as bad), had very little of #1 (save for a few comments to sideline reporters).
Brady, from what I've seen thus far, has very little of either. Only example that I can think of is the "Shitty season" thing from a few weeks ago.
Amazing what a fine line there is between a good leader and a bad one. I see that now having watched two transitions in 4 years. I admittedly got caught up in the Harbaugh love two years ago. I'm happy with what we ended up with.
|44 weeks 5 days ago||Wut?||
|44 weeks 6 days ago||Bacari||
Saw you posted the Bacari piece to mgovideo as well, thanks I didn't get a chance to watch it live. Did you know that rivals embeded your bacari clip in an article today?
|45 weeks 5 days ago||Foreshadowing Tournament||
Because I'm a pessimist, I'm going to stow this one away:
I totally feel like that is coming for this team.
|45 weeks 5 days ago||If the NCAA Cared||
If the NCAA gave a damn, they'd offer monetary rewards for whistle blowers.
What? I can get a car, chicks, and $50,000 if I keep my mouth shut OR I get nothing, WIlly Wonka style, if I blow the whistle? Hmmmm. What ever will I choose?
Without subpoena power, paying informants will be the only way.
|45 weeks 5 days ago||Perfect!||
That's perfect. I'm going to use that whenever some grammar snob tells me to use the "without" method.
|45 weeks 5 days ago||They should just bring back Fithian||
Fithian wasn't perfect but he's way better than anything else that station has had on since Fithian left.
Rescue him from his nights & weekends hell in Detroit with Caputo.
Defran is a huge doucher. He showed his true colors when he went on before the 2010 season talking about how he had it on good authority that the University would offer up firing RR to the NCAA in order to get out of practice gate sanctions, prompting Bruce Madej to call in (twice) and debunk the whole thing. Defran quickly tucked his tail between his legs and tried joking around with Madej on the air to down play the whole thing. Much like a child resorts to the "I was only joking" explanation.
MVictors did a good job chronicling the whole thing:
|45 weeks 6 days ago||Agreed||
Say all you want about the way he comes off at times, but there is no denying that he completely changed the culture in the Athletic Department for the better.
I do agree, though, that, across the country, the bottom is going to drop out soon with respect to people opting to stay home and not pay inflating ticket prices. I hope he has a plan for being ahead of the competition when that happens.
|46 weeks 3 days ago||Wait, I don't get it||
Wait, I don't get it, you guys seem to be implying that something other than Football and Academics went into his decision to attend Ole Miss. I mean what other facto.... Oh I get it.
|47 weeks 4 days ago||That's what||
That's what she said?
EDIT: Also what Stalin said #DroppingWW2knowledge
|47 weeks 4 days ago||Needs||
Needs side by side with:
+ Game Blouses
|47 weeks 4 days ago||Gotta be gone||
He's gotta be gone. The class he came in with is graduating this year. Denard, Roh, etc.
Can't see a guy sticking around when the majority of his classmates are leaving and he has a top 10 pick in the NFL draft pretty much secured.
He's riding a donkey twosie off into the sunset. So long, sweet moustache tattoo'ed prince.
|48 weeks 2 days ago||Everybody||
"Everybody knocks up people" - Terrelle Pryor
|48 weeks 2 days ago||I think I just discovered the internet||
I don't even think I had discovered the wonders of the internet by 14.
|48 weeks 2 days ago||I mean||
I mean, what 18 year old wouldn't like traveling all over the country hanging out on college campuses for free.
I'd hate to think about what things I would have taken advantage of if I was the #1 RB recruit in the country as a 17/18 year old... No wait, I like thinking about the things I would have done in that situation.
|48 weeks 2 days ago||And they were sweet||
I remember liking those a lot when we busted them out, I'd like to see them become part of the standard rotation.
|48 weeks 3 days ago||No classes left||
Well, you see, he's likely already taken all of the golf, bowling, and football courses that State offers. If he were to stay another year, he might actually have to take some courses which require studying.
|48 weeks 4 days ago||10-2||
On paper, we more than likely lose to ND. Admittedly, I haven't looked into what they return on defense, but if they have a Dline anything like this year's, our 4 new starters on OLine in the second game will likely have issues.
I like that we get Neb and OSU at home, should be W's.
I don't like traveling to East Lansing, but do like that we get an extra week to prepare.
@PSU is typically scary, but we'll see if O'Brien bolts to the NFL. I'd expect some players and recruits to also bolt.
@NW is a concern. They're getting better, and we're due for our once-a-decade Evanston loss.
I'd say L's to ND, MSU and/or NW.
Man, why couldn't we have played that schedule this year? So much easier.
|48 weeks 4 days ago||Numbers||
If the numbers had been blue, they would have been more tolerable. Not being able to tell who just did what, and having the announcers mocking them on national TV was terrible.
|48 weeks 6 days ago||Underappreciated||
Wojo is right that Denard will go heavily underappreciated. I lost count of how many times I became infuriated trying to defend Denard to friends and family over the holidays. All they remember is a few interceptions, they don't remember:
I'm sure there are more records, but fergodsake people, we got to see a legend before our very eyes.
|49 weeks 13 hours ago||His son||
His son who they tried to put in charge of Ford Motor and quickly realized that he had no idea what he's doing, and sent him back to play with his father's real life train set that is the Lions?
|49 weeks 15 hours ago||Yes||
Yes. For the love of everything. Get us new owners. The Fords are the most incompetent family in the world. I wish I could be a completely stupid billionaire simply because my great grandpa was a genius.
|49 weeks 3 days ago||Can't believe they allowed this||
I can't believe the ADpt allowed the news outlets to take such detailed video of our walk through.
The video that the actual AD releases is always a Wayne's World extreme closeup of one player so you can't see what is gonig on the rest of the play.
This shows pretty good detail of what kinds of things they can expect us to do when shifting to an overloaded right side.
|49 weeks 6 days ago||I'd be||
I'd be about this happy:
|50 weeks 2 days ago||Negotiable||
She's a woman of negotiable affection.
|50 weeks 5 days ago||Thanks||
Still, that's perfect for a mock up. Thank you for taking the time.
Call me crazy, but I think that looks better than what a team of Adidas and ADpt people were able to put together.
|50 weeks 5 days ago||Wow, much better||
Wow, much better.
I cry and run whenever I have to touch photoshop, so forgive the rookie question. Is there a way to quickly invert the maize and blue on the pants? I.E. Blue pants with maize "M" and Adidas logo?
I'm sure I'm insane, but I just think it'd look better against a white jersey with the blue shoulders.
|50 weeks 5 days ago||Oh I agree||
Oh, I agree, there's no reason to touch them other than using modern materials and such.
But if you're gonna screw with them, at least make them look semi nice. Maize pants with white jerseys with maize numbers, a strip of blue on the shoulders, and blue helments is just... imbalanced. Yes, it would look like Toledo or WVU, but aren't we already nearly there?
|50 weeks 5 days ago||Hmmmm||
Like the Matte paint.
Can tolerate the white w/blue shoulder look.
Can't stand the way the numbers look.
EDIT: Also think they should have done blue pants.
|50 weeks 5 days ago||Maize pants||
From those pics, the maize pants kinda look bad with the jerseys. Should try some blue pants, imho.
|51 weeks 18 hours ago||Sugar Bowl||
Even though I think messing with the jerseys is a pooptastic idea... I would like to see a concept of a Sugar Bowl style home jersey for this game.
Also, I want to see what they could do with a matte painted helmet.
|51 weeks 1 day ago||My lawn||
My lawn. Get off it.
|51 weeks 2 days ago||Yup||
Indeed it is. The guy is a complete hack. Only reason he keeps getting jobs is that he's controversial and gets hits/views.
|51 weeks 4 days ago||We need||
We need a Jim Delany plane tracker.
|51 weeks 6 days ago||I'll be that guy||
I'll be that guy.
|1 year 12 hours ago||Sad||
Sad. When millionaires don't drop $100 for a ride home it's sad and frustrating. The Brown family's and Brent's lives will never be the same.
|1 year 1 day ago||Make this happen||
|1 year 1 day ago||Now we'll see||
Now we'll see if Butch is any good. Still not sold on the guy. He landed at CMU after Kelly woke it up. Landed at Cinci... after Kelly woke it up.
This is the first time he's walking in to a dumpster fire. Now we'll see what he's made of. Seeing that Peyton will be retiring from the NFL in 3 ~ 4 years, that's about how long Butch has.
|1 year 4 days ago||Irony||
The truly ironic thing is that no more than 6 months ago, Burt was saying that the B1G wants nothing to do with the way the SEC recruits.
|1 year 5 days ago||Interesting||
Look at conference record over the last 10 years (For the new comers, use their conference record from previous conference). Create a balanced schedule where each team plays 4 games against the top half, 4 games against the bottom half. When picking from each bucket, always pick the teams that have gone the most years without facing each other. Each team can have two "protected" games. If your two protected teams are in, say, the top half, you then only play two other top half teams.
It's a bit messy, but could likely be done if, say, you are a conference that makes half a BILLION dollars a year and should be able to do something like creating a balanced schedule.
You'd have to release the schedule in 2 year chunks to ensure home-and-home stuff and guarantee each school gets enough home games, but that shouldn't be a deal breaker. If they followed something like that and today released the 2014-2015 schedule, that'd be great.
Of course, I think this thing is headed toward a 16 team conference, in which case I'd like to see 4 divisions of 4 with a 4 team conference playoff. Go NFL style where you round robin pair divisions against each other so that you can accurately determine division champs. Keep a protected game or two. If that protected game happens to be against a team in a third division, it can't count towards division standings since not all teams in the division share that opponent.
As much as I hate conference realignment, the theory crafting around how to do it right is kinda fun. Of course, we know that none of our "good" ideas will be what they go with because Comcast & ESPN rule the world, Jim Delaney is a billion dollar puppet, and the University Presidents only care about how much money it infuses into the campuses.
|1 year 1 week ago||Jerry Jones||
Jerry Jones can be a pretty convincing man. So can his PILES of money.
|1 year 1 week ago||Fixed||
|1 year 1 week ago||I always thought||
I always thought they should allow non-bowl teams the chance to also practice extra.
For a league that loves to hide behind the "competitive balance" meme, letting the good teams practice more than the bad teams seems weird.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Al trolls us all||
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Best 11||
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Exactly||
He has said before that it's a chess game. I agree with that to a certain extent. But if the opponent isn't even going to bother blocking the mate-in-4.... FFS use it, and use it until he proves he's going to block it. Don't give the opponent too much credit.
"Surely they wont let me do this AGAIN."
He also likes to throw stuff away after it gets blown up once. A play will work 6 times in the first half. If they stop it the first time its run in the second half, he throws it away.
I'm just really baffled by the bi-polar nature of our offensive playcalling. We pull out all the stops and throttle the baby seals. Pucker up, Mike Valenti style, when we play good opponents, mostly because we assume they'll stop it.
I just want some consistency. I can't handle the ups and downs. Such is sports. Maybe I'm just getting old.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Regression||
Regression to Lizzard brain, and calling plays that haven't worked ALL YEAR when you're in a position to win The Game on the the road is completely inexcusable.
At this point, I think he's just trolling us all.
Did we run a veer all game?
That Diamond formation that worked pretty well in the first half, how many times did we use it in the second half? One? Two?
Al seems to out-think himself way too much. I think that is obvious because his schenanigans don't appear to ever work against quality coaching staffs. Bama, MSU, OSU, ND, VT.... 8 games against those opponents, in only 1 (2011 OSU) did it appear Al had the best of the opponent, and I question even that given it was a team led by Luke Fickel.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||ESPN||
ESPN just flashed to Ohio Stadium and Urban shaking hands with his seniors. He looks as though he hasn't slept all week. He's gonna stress himself out of another job before too long.
Also surprised there has been ZERO publicity from ESPN for Urban's "Beat the shit out of Michigan" comments. Oh wait, they love Urban, no I'm not surprised.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Sigh||
People need to give ND their due. Just because they're not blowing the doors off people, nobody thinks they're any good.
They're 11-0 with wins against Stanford, Michigan, and @Oklahoma.
Kelly is finally wising up, letting his defense dictate games, and having his freshman QB do just enough to win, with a little help from that one guy who assaults police officers.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Ifs and Buts||
Ifs and Buts and all... Howeva! How many losses would OSU have if they had to play Bama and ND? How many losses would Michigan have with OSU's cupcake schedule?
These two teams are a lot closer than the records imply.
Michigan 30. OSU 28. Brunettes, Bitches, Brunettes.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||I'm shocked|
|1 year 2 weeks ago||The greatest||
That's the greatest picture ever.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||You prefer||
You prefer spaghetti and meatballs?
|1 year 3 weeks ago||It was||
It was word for word, less than an hour after the info was posted behind their paywall.
It's all going to be "public" eventually, I know that. Though the OP is likely violating some terms of service he/she agreed to upon signing up with this given subscription site.
Somebody worked hard to make the contacts necessary to get that information. If they choose to charge for it, and people are willing to pay for it... That's Capitalism, Tony Montana. I guess one could argue having your work stolen is also capitalistic.
I'll be the villain on this one though, that's fine.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||You're welcome||
I'll just invite my way in to your home, take your TV, and give it to my neighbor. Sound cool?
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Paywalled content||
Pretty sure that's paywalled content.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Not if||
Not if the payment was actually a donation to your father's church. You can get reinstated, win the heisman, the MNC, and be the first overall pick in the NFL draft in that case.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||YAY||
YAY My QB possibly just got injured, I'm going to jump around like an idiot.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Has the preseason NIT||
Forgive my laziness in not wanting to look this up. I'm hoping some might just know off the top of their heads.
Is the pre-season NIT always set up like this? I.E. 4 teams they clearly want to get to MSG, and a bunch of patsies?
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Cats are funny||
Because cats are always funny. Being a douchenozzle seldom is.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||1999 Illinois||
I left 1999 Illinois either at halftime or shortly into the second half.
Had a ton of projects to work on. By the time I stopped to get a pizza and got back to my dorm room, the terror had struck. I was dumbfounded.
Kinda glad I did stay for that though...
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Look Out||
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Agree||
Agree, bring back old voting system. I wonder if things were easier to moderate "back in those days?"
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Been happening for a long time||
We used to have to kick the same crew of Brosephs out of our seats in row B in the corner of the endzone back in 2002. Got a little chippy once or twice.
Granted, we'd always get there 2 minutes before kickoff, but we had a 3 story beer bong to attend to.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Liveblog||
What's up with the liveblog? Please don't tell me we wont... have... it... need... my... fix...
I feel like I'm about to be in the broken teleprompter skit.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Fun fact||
Fun fact: we named our dog Carlos Spicyweiner.
No, I'm not kidding.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||It's the right move||
It's the right move. He's exausted all avenues except for publically tweaking UConn. Making it known that everybody EXCEPT UConn wants to move the game to a bigger venue and make more money is the only remaining way to put pressure on them to do it.
Incoming special UConn away game jerseys to make up the profit differential.
It's a crappy contract that the Skipper dropped in Brandon's lap on his way out the door. What a completely inept AD Martin was.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Oooo||
Oooo that's even better than D'antoni.
Sloan deserves a chance at a winner. The talent is definitely there to pull off a ring.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Yup||
I'd be surprised if he wasn't one of the first two people they call.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||True Freshman O Line||
One of two things are true if you're playing a true freshman on the Oline:
Kalis is the only one of the bunch who might fit into #1.
The Bryant injury has kinda screwed up the competition level on the Oline. The 5 best are on the field and there's a significant drop off to #6 right now since the Freshmen aren't ready.
This will be the norm until about 2014/15 when the Oline depth gets back to where it needs to be.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||All of the above||
I think there are many reasons. In order, I'd say:
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Derp||
|1 year 5 weeks ago||DF5||
Dunk Force Five