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|48 weeks 4 days ago||Turnovers --Systemic problem under Brady Hoke||
See the Nick Baumgardner column in mlive.
Can a bye week fix a systemic problem? Hopefully, we'll see improvement at one position at least.
|49 weeks 1 day ago||Connâitre cuit?||
Cela n'a pas de sense. Qu'est-ce que vous voulez dire?
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Ohio had seven--||
Of which Reid Fragel and Jonathan Hankins might have been ours if Carr (or Hoke) had been the coach instead of the dear departed RR.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Ron Kramer DE?||
Ron Kramer and Gary Maentz were tight ends.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||Well . . .||
|2 years 26 weeks ago||Yep, saw him--||
Also Bob Timberlake and before that, Ron Kramer.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Why do we care?||
Good luck to him wherever he ends up. From Michigan perspective, meh.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Jesus Christ||
David Brandon is not a boy scout. Neither is Brady Hoke. Sometimes they deviate from the truth deliberately, sometimes--they just lose track of a past public statement.
Sometimes Brian's posts read like a search for absolute consistency in Brandon's every utterance.
Brian Cook is half blogger, half journalist, and he runs a great Blog. But he's not a boy scout either, and he's not perfectly consistent. None of is. Jesus, even Christ couldn't count on his disciples to put together a coherent narrative. Jesus was not a theologian on the hunt for the slightest deviation from an all-encompassing theology. Jesus apparently sought to save people's souls, not monitor every utterance.
Dave Brandon is definitely not a theologian, nor is he a journalist or a blogger. In his job, PR is King. Right? He was hired to lead and manage, which includes a large helping of PR. I'm not crazy about some of his marketing schemes. But PR and marketing aside, he's been a take-charge guy. He's pushed through facility improvements in basketball and football, put the hockey program on the front page, and scheduled our first night game in the Big House. We've got solid coaches and competitive, winning programs. I think he's already the most effective AD we've had since Don Canham, and that period includes Bo Schembechler's tenure.
So this chicken feed stuff about "did he contradict himself" pisses me off. Would it piss me off if Michigan and Ohio State didn't play annually on the last day of season? Yes it would. But I don't think Brandon will let that happen if he can help it. Is he a "corporate CEO type"? Yeah, I think he is. But if you could choose any other AD from the Big Ten, SEC, Big 12, PAC 10, ACC, or Big East (including Notre Dame), who would be better? And how, exactly?
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Touchy are we?||
Use every man after his just desert and who would 'scape whipping?
|2 years 28 weeks ago||File||
File under Brian: Obligatory Brandon Bashing.
Subhead: consistency: hobgoblin of little minds.
Example: Whitman. "Do I contradict myself? Very well, I am large, I contain multitudes."
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Vous avez une problème avec la moquette 'buckeye'?||
Dans mon avis voici un blog fou. Peut-être ces auteurs admirent M. Warhol?
|2 years 29 weeks ago||Where was the Knowledge?||
When we really needed him?
|2 years 29 weeks ago||Why don't we wait until he declares?||
If he chooses Michigan, this thread will look very stupid.
If he doesn't choose Michigan, good luck to him.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||Merci M. Michelin||
Basically, we're waiting for the Ohio Supremes to schedule oral arguments and for the tOSU to file its response to the court.
I'm wondering --ok, hoping -- that if ESPN prevails, the records will reveal some mines worthy of press detonation and tender attention from the NCAA's bomb disposal squad.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||Thanks!||
Cool cat logo, SchrodingersCat--
|2 years 29 weeks ago||How quickly we forget . . .||
that not too long ago Joe Tiller played Bret Bielema to Rich Rod's Urban Meyer. Tiller called Rodriguez a "Wizard-Hat Snake Oil Salesman". Link: http://www.aolnews.com/2008/02/07/tiller-rodriguez-a-wizard-hat-wearing-...
Rodriguez' conference "thefts" included Roy Roundtree (Purdue) and Michael Shaw (Penn State). We MGoBlog blogsters were delighted by both of these commitments, deriding Tiller as a jerk, and applauding Rodriguez as a great recruiter.
A bit of perspective before we jump all over Meyer.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||Dance with us Henry!||
Welcome to the best place you've ever been. We're looking forward to seeing you on the field . . . soon, I hope.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||Bad vibes about later targets||
The last couple months have never felt quite right with regard to our remaining targets. Too much hesitation, too much "50-50" reporting. Anybody else feel that way?
On the bright side, Diamonds can be forever.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||Well his cousin Sam Dodsworth||
has settled in Italy. Don't know if he still misses the midwest.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||Which of our recruiting targets should not change?||
No hints. Work this out yourself.
|2 years 31 weeks ago||Williams||
It was a painful reminder of our kick return game prior to 2011: 'Hang on to the damn ball!'
All of us can relate to that.
|2 years 31 weeks ago||Your updates rock!||
Hope the recruits swing Blue. They will be very welcome in AA.
|2 years 31 weeks ago||Give the man and his family peace||
Please stop with the angry and self-righteous judgments.
The Paterno family should be left alone today and for a long time afterward.
|2 years 31 weeks ago||In the long run||
we are all dead.
Of course it mattered. Sooner or later we need to win on the road. What was wrong with sooner?
|2 years 31 weeks ago||I think the postings on this blog become more repetitive.||
Scorn for MSU
Scorn for Ohio
Scorn for MSU
Scorn for Ohio
|2 years 31 weeks ago||Grant Sam||
The will to become a Wolverine
|2 years 31 weeks ago||Much heat||
damn little light.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||Yeah, it's not a football school||
But it's a great campus for frisbee golf. And a great Saturday outing to Marin county--Stimson Beach or Mt. Tamalpais is always available. Even a lowly grad student living in the beat-up married student housing in the Albany mud flats on San Pablo Blvd can dig Berkeley. Great place, gorgeous campus. Hard to beat.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||WolvinLA2, can't agree. Berkeley is the best public.||
"Berkeley faculty, alumni, and researchers have won 70 Nobel Prizes, 9 Wolf Prizes, 7 Fields Medals, 15 Turing Awards, 45 MacArthur Fellowships, 20 Academy Awards, and 11 Pulitzer Prizes. To date, UC Berkeley and its researchers are associated with 6 chemical elements of the periodic table (Californium, Seaborgium, Berkelium, Einsteinium, Fermium, Lawrencium) and Berkeley Lab has discovered 16 chemical elements in total – more than any other university in the world. Berkeley is a founding member of the Association of American Universities and continues to have very high research activity with $652.4 million in research and development expenditures in 2009. Berkeley physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer was the scientific director of the Manhattan Project that developed the first atomic bomb in the world, which he personally headquartered at Los Alamos, New Mexico, during World War II."
Internationally, in 2011, the Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked Berkeley 2nd in the world and the United States and 1st in California. In terms of "fields", Berkeley is ranked 2nd in Natural Sciences and Mathematics, 3rd in Engineering/Technology and Computer, 15th in Life and Agricultural Sciences, 29th in Clinical Medicine and Pharmacy, and 5th in Social Sciences. In its "subject" ranking, Berkeley is ranked 3rd in Mathematics, 5th in Physics, 2nd in Chemistry, 3rd in Computer Science and 4th in Economics/Business.
The 2011 Times Higher Education World University Rankings placed Berkeley 10th in the world, 7th in the United States, and 3rd in California. The QS World University Rankings placed Berkeley 21st in the world, 14th in the United States, and 3rd in California. (In 2010, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and QS World University Rankings parted ways to produce separate rankings.) In the 2006 international edition of Newsweek, Berkeley was the fifth-ranked global university, and the Center for Measuring University Performance placed Berkeley ninth among national research universities."
|2 years 32 weeks ago||It's an outstanding school academically||
Agree with you, WolvinLA2, except on one point, Cal academics. Cal is the best public university in the nation.