"Northwestern fans can be both heartened and disheartened by the loss to Minnesota just like how nineteenth-century resurrectionists were heartened when they pried a heart from a freshly-buried corpse and then disheartened it when they sold it to a disreputable anatomist."
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|41 weeks 5 days ago||Most impressive, more than||
Most impressive, more than their defense, was how their offense improved over the course of the season. Their coaches clearly know how to get the maximum performance out of their team....
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Good Choices||
All 4 guys are guys who have endured adveristy and made sacrifices for the team:
Lewan - turned down a 1st round draft spot to win a big ten championship.
Gordon - multiple position switches, relegated to back up, then comes in after Ryan goes down, and works his tail off to get on the field.
Avery - displaced by underclassmen, and now position switching after Thomas came in as a freshman to move him out of nickle.
Ryan - Torn ACL, but doesn't get discouraged and does everything he can to get back on the field, plus I'm guessing he's been quite motivating.
And that's just the stuff we know about. Either way, when dealing with the quality men we have on our team, there were probably no wrong choices.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||What about Tyrone Wheatley?||
Shafer's a good coach. It's a shame it didn't work out at Michigan.
The real question is where does this land Tyrone Wheatley? Fred Jackson's going to be retiring soon in all likelihood, and Wheatley has to be first in line. A few years of NFL experience with Marronne might not be such a bad thing for him.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Does anyone have a BTN2go log||
Does anyone have a BTN2go log in that can be borrowed for the sake of this game? You can change your password afterwords to lock us back out.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||Disneyland! Hopefully||
Disneyland! Hopefully they'll have the Msu osu game on instead of the little mermaid.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||Link?||
|3 years 10 weeks ago||Anyone have a summary/link to||
Anyone have a summary/link to what Forde and Hooley actually said? The Farrey piece was just recycling old ESPN clips about OSU. I'm more curious about the details around the NCAA still investigating OSU, and watching them get hammered (and not the good kind of hammered, like what I'll be doing later tonight).
|3 years 13 weeks ago||So ESPN says it's ok for||
So ESPN says it's ok for Craig James work the Alamo Bowl, but it's not ok for Bruce Feldman to work with Mike Leach on his book? No, that's not a hypocritical double standard at all...
|3 years 40 weeks ago||We are the only supposedly||
We are the only supposedly top-tier program in the country that is obssessed wtih finding a coach that has already reached that over-the-top level of success at the FBS level. Florida just hired a DC, OSu hired a DII coach, Auburn hired a coach with a losing record, Carroll was a failed NFL coach, Stoops was a coordinator, Wisconsin/Oregon/FSU all hired coordinators.
Wait, sorry. I was wrong. Notre Dame did it our way, too. Worked out great for them, didn't it?
The bottom line is it's absurd to think that a coach who is already having monstrous levels of success will come to Michigan just because it's Michigan, even if he went there. And it's equally absurd for fans to think that ONLY someone who has had that success before can have success at Michigan. Hell, our two best coaches were a MAC coach and a dc.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Anybody Flight Tracking from San Diego?||
Beginning to resign myself to an inevitability that didn't seem so bad a few days ago. But as reality sets in it is killing my optimism.
|3 years 40 weeks ago||Wheatley||
Keep an eye on Tyrone Wheatley as a guy who might want to come back at some point as well. He's done a pretty decent job as RB coach at Cuse, and would be a great advocate for the school.