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|5 days 20 hours ago||Onwenu||
Does anyone else see Larry Warford when they look at Onwenu? Both are big guards that still have nimble feet and can move and pull.
Can you imagine pulling him? I feel bad for the LB or S that rushes down and find themselves staring at a 330 guard who's hauling ass.
|1 week 4 days ago||Start impeachment proceedings for Jim Delany||
Then kick out Rutgers for cause.
|1 week 4 days ago||What about Norm Bazin?||
What he did at UMass Lowell is amazing. His first three years there he went to the NCAA tourney which is amazing considering they had won 5 games (and lost 24) the year before he was hired
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Drew Sharp may indeed write the exact same article tomorrow.||
Like literally the same article.
|3 weeks 20 hours ago||Pride and Prejudice (remake)||
I read this book in AP English and we recieved extra points for seeing the movie and writing a paper on the differences between the book and the movie. I made a date night thinking the movie would suck for me but my gf would like it because it was girly or whatever (High School logic). However, I liked it a lot. I'm a huge Keira Knightly fan so maybe that's why but I liked the movie.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Who's coaching the defense?||
Is it Billy Powers? If this defense was average we'd be an elite team this year. The scoring is insane. I'm not too worried when we're down a couple of goals and have more than 5 minutes left on the clock.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Can't go down 11-0||
That's just unacceptable in a big game. I don't know how a team can come out so flat so often. After that though, the game looked good. I liked all the back door cutting. We need to do that more often if teams are going to extend their defense to the 3 point line.
|4 weeks 18 hours ago||College Baseball?||
College baseball is the EXACT opposite though. Nobody in the B1G cares about college baseball but it's a huge thing in the SEC. The pre-season NCAA rankings have Florida (#1), Vandy (#3), Texas A&M (#5), LSU (#7), Miss St (#11), and Arkansas (#25). The B1G has one team (Michigan, #24). There's also only 1 PAC-12 team (UCLA, #10).
The College World Series is on ESPN non-stop in the spring for a reason.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||I think Drew Sharp is lurking on this board...||
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Not so fast...||
Have you seen Rutgers or the B1G West recently?
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Jackson should get promoted||
Let Zordich take over the safety job by himself and hire a new LB coach.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||No that's NHL specific||
We should have a "Pick a Card" of justice for the Big 10.
|11 weeks 15 hours ago||Just curious||
Why is Mullen not a USC candidate? After the last two coaches full of bravado and a combined 40-21 record (Sark went 12-6 and Kiffin went 28-15), Mullen might be a great pic. USC can recruit by itself, Mullen can develop talent, and has a solid record in a tough conference.
|11 weeks 15 hours ago||I'm skeptical of it happening||
I'm just using that term because Maryland fans seem to think that's happening. I'm fairly skeptical myself. I think Oregon in a weaker Pac-10 was able to build up (as you mentioned) before Kelly. Maryland has not had that. They're bad right now and that's with a very weak PSU and Michigan not at 100% yet. When Michigan comes online fully, Maryland would have to develop with 3 elite teams in their division, which is more than Oregon faced in their conference.
|11 weeks 16 hours ago||Yes||
But maybe the contract he signed with Miss St (last year?) prevents him from jumping to a SEC team. That's something I'd have put in place if I was their AD.
If I'm Mullen, short of UA dropping millions to make Maryland "Oregon 2.0", I'd rather jump to a place like USC or Miami. Both can be elite programs with good coaching and I think USC might be dying for someone without off-field issues for the job.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||My Ideas on OOC Scheduling||
Michigan played 12 OOC games last season but that includes the B10/ACC matchup which is not scheduled independently by Michigan. Assuming Michigan wants to stay in that 10-12 OOC games a year, here is my plan. Four locals, three regional matchups, and one game against each the A10, MWC, MVC, and WCC gives Michigan 11 OOC games and none of them should be these horrible RPI games. It makes the schedule fairly tough, but with the exception of the regional games (Dayton, Cinncinnati and Notre Dame), Michigan should be favored in every other game. Sometimes Michigan might match up against an elite mid-major but most years that'll be unlikely.
Locals (play each annually or biennially)
Central Michigan (MAC)
Western Michigan (MAC)
I think all of these make sense and should be played regularly. Might have to sometimes miss a year here or there to get the schedule to work but should play as often as possible. These teams don't hurt the PRI and actually are good competition. Playing some of these games at the Palace is a good way to have some "road" or "neutral" games where Michigan fans stil outnumber opposing fans.
Regional (play Dayton/Cinncy biennially, ND and random regional)
Notre Dame (ACC)
The A10 and the American are both solid confrences. Playing potential A10/American champions and/or tournament regulars is a nice RPI boost. These games also get you media coverage in Ohio and Wisconsin. Dayton has averaged 22 wins the last 4 seasons and has had wins in the last two NCAA tournaments. Cincinnati is supposed to be really good this year (Kenpom has them at #14) but they're normally not that good. Last year they went 23-11, won a #8 seed and beat Purdue in OT in the first/second round. They haven't missed a NCAA tournament since 2010 and they normally have a single digit seed (somewhere between 5 and 9 normally). If you beat Cincinatti it's a good win (especially if it's on the road). If you lose, it doesn't hurt your rankings much.
Notre Dame is somewhat difficult to schedule in advance with the ACC/B10 challenge. Obviously can't play them twice in a season. Maybe they could get a deal done with the ACC and B10 to make sure Michigan and ND never face off in the challenge when they're already scheduled. They should have an annual match with ND just to keep the rivalry alive while we wait for the football and hockey rivalries to continue.
I'd like to build up a rivaly with these schools and possible other regional schools like DePaul, Marquette, Butler, Toledo, Valpo, Illinois St., etc. Trading Dayton and Cinni off and adding other regionals when it works gives Michigan a nice regional footprint and adds some spice to the OOC.
A10 Confrence (play one a season, besides Dayton)
The A10 gets it's own section because 1) I always forget it's a Power 7 and listed it before in the mid-majors, 2) they have a bunch of good but not great teams and 3) we never really face these teams outside of tournaments.
The A10 has good team and if we rotate playing various A10 teams it would be a good move for the schedule in terms of both excitment and RPI. It would keep the schedule fresh with new teams on the schedule while guaranting, as much as possible, matchups with teams that have good RPIs. Also, the A10 gives Michigan alums on the East Coast (George Mason, VCU, Rhode Island, George Washington, or St. Joseph's.) and St. Louis (West Virginia of the A10) a chance to see the team. That's always a plus.
Mid Majors (play each confrence once)
Missouri Valley: Wichita State, Northern Iowa, Evansville, Illinois St., Loyala Chicago, etc. Gives Michigan another regional game (except Wichita) and gives us some good mid-majors. Half this conference is ranked 150 or above in the RPI with 3 in the top 75 of Kenpom's rankings.
Mountain West: Boise St., San Diego St., Fresno St., Colorado St., UNLV, New Mexico and Utah State all give Michigan intriguing games. Also, it allows alumni out west to see Michigan when they're on the road.
West Coast Confrence: A very good mid-major confrence with Gonzaga, BYU, St. Mary's, Pepperdine, etc. Normally the WCC has a couple of tournament teams (between 2 and 3 a year) which means good RPI numbers. Gives Michigan alums more chances out west. Michigan doesn't often play these teams so it'd add more intrigue to the schedule.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||How does an assistant coach not leak this?||
Why did it have to come from a player? It's really disgusting that none of the adults on that team stood up for the players. All of them should be fired after the season. Basic negligence.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Why would there be a change?||
A drunk otter picture was 100% better than anything he could have written. It summed up things nicely.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Only if||
Only if he wore his hanging chad costume.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Non-compete laws are getting struck down left and right||
Judges are really starting to question the legality and validity of these rules. Basically have realized that forcing someone to sign a non-compete in order to get/keep job is illegal. Judges have said recently that employees must be at a job for X number of years before a non-compete is signed or a bonus/perk must be included with non-compete to make it a real trade (rights for $) and isn't a hostage situation with your job in the balance.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Love Lowe||
Too bad that there isn't a MGoBlog webiste out there for all of sports. Ideally Lowe would jump over there and just get into the weeds (great new podacst by the way on policy, not politics) of basketball. Even at Grantland he had to dumb down (a bit) his content.
The interviews and content Lowe can get on his podcasts are amazing. Getting a breakdown of SVG's takeover of the Pistons (no real trade possibilities for Monrow) and the whole Jordan play by play with Reddick were great this summer. I loved his interview with Chris Hayes where they just reminisced on the great 80's/90's battles of their favorite teams was fun.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||My (Early) Thoughts||
Illinois - Tom Herman
Maryland - Justin Fuente
South Carolina - Manny Diaz
USC - Lane Kiffin (just kidding), Josh McDaniels
Purdue - Matt Campbell
Rutgers - Al Golden
Arkansas - Tim Beck
Indiana - Dino Babers
West Virginia - Jeff Casteel
Colorado - Bob Stitt (giving Brian a 2nd team to root for)
Miami (FL) - Mark Richt
Georgia - DJ Durkin (ugh I know)
Virginia - Raheem Morris
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Kerridge?||
Half of the teams don't use a FB and I can't think of another FB that is great at wiping out LBs as Kerridge.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||Small mistake Brian||
The pull player that gets the shrapnel is Glasgow. Kalis has fired off the line and takes the backside OLB I believe.
|36 weeks 4 days ago||South Carolina's||
Absolutely love it. Neat and clean. I also love California's. A freaking bear! It's awesome. "California Republic" is so nice and clean.
Worst has to be Mississippi for obvious reasons.
Does anyone else not really like Michigan's flag? Elk? Moose? Why? Do they even live here? Latin? I'd love for a flag to be the color of our state flower (Iris lacustris). How many state flags are dark purple. It's a cool flag color. A yellow Macinac Bridge on a purple flag, with the Great Lakes faded behind the bridge. Could have "mishigamaa" on it.
|42 weeks 6 days ago||They do it in Eindhoven on bike paths||
Way less weight to carry but the idea isn't a far off fantasy.
|1 year 20 hours ago||As a recent grad (not at U of M)||
I couldn't tell you the number of times I heard "faggot" or "retarded" or "gay" used negatively without thought to the originality/meaning of the word. For some reason these words (not "faggot" so much because that's so clearly hurtful) have taken on a second meaning and are just dropped into speech without much thought. I for one am glad that people are highlighting the issue with using these words. Now do I think speech should be banned? No. But should individuals be encouraged and/or reminded to not use these words? I think the answer is clearly yes.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||I really wish he didn't have to sit out a year||
If a HC leaves, any player should be allowed to transfer without sitting out a year. It just seems fair. Either that or make HCs sit out a year themselves.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Ugh||
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Wasn't that his first ever NFL game?||
As a rookie you expect lumps at the beginning of the season.