At press time, Harbaugh had sent Michigan’s athletic department an envelope containing a heavily annotated seating chart, a list of the 63,000 seat views he had found unsatisfactory, and a glowing 70-page report on section 25, row 12, seat 9, which he claimed is “exactly what the great sport of football is all about.”
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|4 years 23 weeks ago||Disagree on those numbers||
Considering how low we are on O-linemen (whatever we get this recruiting class will be the entire 2nd string in 2013, as only rFr), I don't see how 3-4 can be the goal this year. More like 5-6... whereas positions like LB and possibly DE are much lower priority.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||NomadicBlue--I am in the||
NomadicBlue--I am in the exact same situation, except my 3 year old daughter also knows the words to The Victors and, most adorably, once sang them while a planeload of people silently waited to exit.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||Dear God, MGoBlog and SPL||
Dear God, MGoBlog and SPL together... what more could I need? An extended analogy on the merits of Lennon vs Mowbray? Walter Smith-as-JoePa?
|4 years 24 weeks ago||ATDHE.net gone too||
ATDHE also seized by DHS; has the same message. I tried to use it over the weekend and it was like that. Sucks, because I live in north Africa and this is my main way to get football (AFN doesn't show many Michigan games when they go 5-7, 7-6...).
|4 years 24 weeks ago||http://www.maizenbrew.com/201||
Projected 2012 Depth: Ricky Barnum (RS Sr.), Rocko Khoury (RS Sr.), Elliott Mealer (RS Sr.), Patrick Omameh (RS Sr.), Taylor Lewan (RS Jr.), Michael Schofield (RS Jr.), Christian Pace (RS So.), Chris Bryant (So.), Jack Miller (So.), Tony Posada (So.)
|4 years 24 weeks ago||That was slight hyperbole,||
That was slight hyperbole, but at least he has the size (it seems most walk-on O-linemen are 260 and forever trying to get to 280... Glasgow is already 295).
Considering that the 2013 OL situation is on track to be like 2008 OL or 2010 secondary, some desperation to have experienced players may be in order.
This is the depth chart:
C: Pace (IF injury not career-ending as rumored), Miller
G: Posada, Bryant
T: Lewan, Schofield
If Pace is out and Lewan goes pro, or anyone transfers or washes out, a redshirt freshman from next year's class is starting. Regardless, the entire 2nd string is redshirt or true freshmen.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||Would be good news...||
Considering our scary 2013 OL situation (4-6 non-freshmen), a developmental prospect like this is better than nothing. Heck, I'd throw a scholie at him (or, in hindsight, the staff should have tried to pry away a few more MAC or lower-Big 10 O-linemen... but maybe they did).
|4 years 27 weeks ago||New recruits at the bottom||
Not anything against Hoke, it is a tough situation, but with 3 of the 4 new recruits being at the bottom of our list quality-wise, it is obvious that what has happened so far is what-was-to-be-expected: filling out the class with "replacement-level" players taken from other, weaker programs.
Now, if he gets a bunch of 4-stars to commit in the next week, that assessment will all change. But I'm not quite sure why people are so excited about what happened so far. Hopeful for the next week--sure.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||I've seen multiple postings||
I've seen multiple postings about how even Fred Jackson was fired, which makes no sense to me. Having at least Barwis/Singletary/Jackson to make the current players feel okay and/or keep this year's commits seems necessary.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Agree||
The hire is more important than the recruiting class because this is a young team. We aren't looking for true freshmen to play in the secondary, we are looking for this year's true freshmen to play well next year as returning starters... as long as the obvious impact players are kept, I won't freak out if there are a few decommits.
|4 years 29 weeks ago||Jameson's||
Thank God I'm 5 hours ahead of EST and it is more socially acceptable.
|5 years 43 weeks ago||Aargh||
I was at the Texas Tech v Texas game 2 weeks ago and the stadium scoreboard was continually showing Notre Dame had beaten "MICHIGAN"... As if "MSU" would be too tough to figure out, or Mich St. Everytime it popped up I wanted to vomit.
|5 years 43 weeks ago||Algeria, heck yeah||
I was living in Tunisia last season and am living in Morocco this season, so this concept (while maybe a joke) is not crazy to me.
First, you need access to Armed Forces Network satellite. That is your only hope. They do not have college football at bars in hotels. No freaking way. College football highlights don't even make CNN International. NBA, NHL... maybe. NFL--rarely.
If you work for the Embassy (like me) you get the Armed Forces Network satellite and they show several Michigan games a year (3 last year--Utah, ND, OSU; many more in a good year). If you don't, then you BEFRIEND someone who does. Quickly. Desperately.
|6 years 18 weeks ago||If it means anything...||
Draft Express has Manny as a #20 or so draft pick NEXT year. No one wants to come out and be a 2nd round pick, which Manny would probably be next year. Sims is too much of a tweener, and wouldn't leave early.
|6 years 19 weeks ago||The ban has nothing to do with the media||
The University has to remove that era from the record books. There is no ban on CBS showing that, or ESPNClassic, or from pundits talking about the Fab Five.
|6 years 20 weeks ago||The 1993 Kentucky game...||
...was an absolutely classic win. Pitino-Kentucky were at the peak of their power. That tournament they were DESTROYING teams, winning every game by 30-40 points, starting out games with 34-6 type runs. Michigan was the underdog, and won.
That same year, another classic game: 2nd round, down early in the 2nd half by 17 (?!?) to an upstart UCLA team (the nucleus of which would win the NCAA tourney two years later), the Fab Five somehow made a huge comeback and won.
|6 years 20 weeks ago||10||
Okay, I'll be the first with a serious answer.
10. That's what it was before today's game (by consensus) and beating a team like Iowa (sub-.500, 10th team in the conference) doesn't help anything, it's neutral. It might drop to 11 if by some bad luck a few bubble teams pull off miracle runs in their conference tournaments.
A win in the quarterfinals might get that up to a 9, and a semifinal win up to an 8.
But, seeding can be moved a spot to accommodate the needs of the pairings (and with maybe 8 Big 10 teams this year, many in the 7-11 range, that could very likely happen).
|6 years 20 weeks ago||Disagree..||
..it's a really weak opponent and if anything will hurt their RPI. It is just a chance to have a quasi-exhibition to re-integrate him to the team. As far as the football analogy goes, I really doubt that beating Slippery Rock 150-0 (or a WAC team, or whatever) would help out a team for being #1.
|6 years 21 weeks ago||All his size means is that he won't play soon||
There are plenty of recruits who are nowhere near the size for their position--that's what a couple years in a BCS program is all about. He can play LB at the college level at 215-220, especially in the spread era (which I think will continue). Going from 180 to 215 shouldn't be a problem. But he won't see the field until he is at least a redshirt soph.
|6 years 21 weeks ago||I strongly agree||
Seeing Beaver there--among other things--drives me crazy.
|6 years 22 weeks ago||It's not even close...||
Before this game, Michigan was considered about the 10th team OUT of the tournament (see Bracket Project cumulative)... that means they need to have a better last few games (including this Purdue victory) than 8-9 other teams (let's not forget the teams just behind them too, however) AND a team already projected to be in the tournament.
Don't you think a few of those 10 teams are going to manage a win over a ranked team, at home? I would imagine at least 1 will win every game left.
I think they need to sweep the final two (to improve road record) and win 1 or 2 in the Big 10. A split in the final two combined with a quarterfinal victory over MSU might do it, though.
|6 years 23 weeks ago||My best is your worst||
Best: 2002 Washington... that game was OVER until the 15 yard penalty put us in range for a desperation (44 yard?) FG by a kicker who had already missed two, seemed completely impossible. When he hit it the place went totally crazy.
Worst: 1986 Minnesota... Michigan was having a great year (ranked #2, towards the end of the season, beat Florida State and Notre Dame in the non-conference!), and a mediocre Minnesota team came and won on the road. The worst was the opening kickoff of the 2nd half (if I recall correctly), Minnesota pooch kicked it and caught it on the fly at like the Michigan 30. Were it not for this, Bo might have won his MNC that year? [edit, forgot, they lost to Arizona State in the Rose Bowl, sooo... no]
|6 years 23 weeks ago||It's interesting that outside observers...||
seem to be more pessimistic than us on this board, despite the lack of mid-major teams this year to "take away" at-large spots.
That is, ESPN lists Michigan's chances as "on life-support" and IF the seasons finishes on a "strong note" Michigan "MIGHT [emphasis mine] still have a decent chance." So that is STRONG FINISH > MIGHT > DECENT CHANCE. Despite the huge non-conference victories, the rough road record absolutely needs to improve. I'd say Michigan needs to win two of these last 3 road games (would raise road record to 4-7) and then get a couple neutral victories in the tourney too?
|6 years 23 weeks ago||Brian said it best after Duke...||
...this is a young team riding a couple very good players and a host of role players (who are, roughly, inadequate for a NCAA tourney team) and we have no idea which team is going to show up, and the season will be maddeningly inconsistent.
This team could well win 3 of the last 4 and 2 Big 10 tourney games, be an 8 seed that wins its first game and then gives a 1 seed a go... and I wouldn't be surprised.
Or, it could lose the remaining 4 (3 are on the road, after all) and the first-game of the Big 10 tournament.
At least, in the latter case, last night's game guaranteed eligibility for an NIT spot. I think most of us would have taken that (16-15 and 7-11 in the Big 10) at the beginning of the season! But, of course, I/we are hungry for more.
|6 years 23 weeks ago||It depends...||
...on outside factors.
When you cut it as close as this team will (hopefully) by going 9-9, you are at the mercy of how the other bubble teams do in the end, and how many at-large teams come from mid-majors because the power team didn't win its tournament, etc.
|6 years 23 weeks ago||This assumes a player with||
This assumes a player with two fouls in the 1st half is going to ultimately foul out. It might well be an odd coincidence. Manny played another 22 or so minutes and got ONE more foul. He finished a 45 minute (OT) game with 3 fouls. So, he could have easily played 5 more minutes in the first half and not have fouled out... and Michigan could have won by 6 in regulation instead of going to OT.
|6 years 23 weeks ago||Why?||
You are afraid of something (3rd) that will lead to something (4th) that will lead to something bad (5th--and player leaving the game)... and the solution is to invoke that something bad (player leaving the game) yourself?? I don't get it.
|6 years 24 weeks ago||Paul Jokisch, damnit||
How about a 6'8" wide receiver? With like a 20 yards/catch average?
|6 years 24 weeks ago||It would be... in the 80s,||
It would be... in the 80s, Oklahoma (Switzer) and A&M (Jackie Sherrill) were pulling in recruits and being successful... and they were both also cheating. That had stopped by the 90s but Mackovic was lukewarm; part of the problem was that he didn't have a folksy way to him (came across as too uptight) so he didn't connect with boosters, HS coaches, recruits, etc. Mack Brown does. So at that time a lot of big Texas recruits were going all over the place. And, the facilities got a boost after Mack showed up and success bred success.
|6 years 24 weeks ago||I'll echo that...||
...there is nothing sketchy about this (and not just because I have an M.A. from UT).
Mack Brown absolutely selects his class, it is not recruiting in the traditional sense. There are enough big time recruits in Texas to easily make a big-time class, A&M is only competition for them in a small area of eastern Texas (see: McGuffie), and Oklahoma competes in some areas of northern Texas. Otherwise, he can basically go to 20 4-star recruits every year "here's your offer, take it, or I'll move on to another batch of guys." And since they have spent their whole lives being UT fans, and they are absolutely blown away by the facilities (I've been backstage there, and it is mind-boggling)... it is really, really easy to get 11 of them to say "yes" a year in advance. On a certain level, Ohio is in the same position. How much of Tressel's class was filled before June with Ohio 5 and 4 stars??