|1 week 4 days ago||thinking along the same lines...||
I'm not sure Braxton would get to the state line without being beaten to death first for treason.
|2 weeks 22 hours ago||Not "lots"||
Just this past weekend, there were only 10 games kicked off at noon.
How things have changed since Bo responded to reporters asking if he could be more flexible in scheduling for the sake of TV, "We kick off at noon on Saturdays. If you want to come and take pictures, feel free."
|2 weeks 1 day ago||thanks so much||
For the explanation, although it's still a little unclear, right?
The thing reminded me of watching someone cutting vegetables and then cutting themselves -- like an accident that you're watching happen, you somehow know it's going to happen and it happens. (And then you say OHFERGODSAKES and hit fastback on your remote and watch it again, and again, and again .) IIRC, Funchess was moving FAST. The fact that he didn't have the play call and then had to catch up with it explains that; that's infuriating enough.
That it's actually a plausible idea that Gardner called the snap at exactly the wrong time -- if that's what happened I'm just dumbfounded in him.
If, OTOH, it was Miller snapping the ball spontaneously with authority to do so, I'm OK with that, but that's hard to believe too.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||On another note||
Magnus, Brian or anybody else, I'm late to the thread about the Funchess fumble. Riddle me this:
What was Miller's cue for snapping the ball directly into DF's passing body? Did DG call for it or was Miller watching the play clock run out? If the latter, is that common practice for a center? That Funchess was late in his motion is not something that occurred to me until somebody pointed it out (and others cocurred). But still, the snap was just so stupid looking.
|3 weeks 8 hours ago||Nostalgic||
Great post, btw.
9/24/94. Colorado and Kordell Stewart. My 35th Birthday.
I believe that moment created a malignancy to the morale of the whole team and maybe Mo especially. '94 turned out to be a 4-loss season, so Mo's trajectory was already trending negative. And then came The Incident. Imagine that, a 4-loss season demoralizing a team. Those were the days.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||completely agree||
With "the performance of the football team isn't the only thing... that matters to me."
Which is why I always find it comical when people criticize MSC or now Schlissel for not being engaged or for being indifferent about the football team or AD. They're running an enormous, world class educational institution and the football team is a mere pinkie finger to that.
The president of the University of Alabama, on the other hand has to view the weal of her football program as her institution's financial lifeblood. Can't find it now, but there was the WSJ piece a couple years ago that looked at Universitys' % of ALL revenue derived from football -- for Michigan, it's insignificant, IIRC less than 5% -- for Alabama it's the majority of all University revenue.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||interesting perspective||
It took me a couple re-readings of this inquiry to understand your thrust. If I understand correctly, you're categorizing UM football fans into two buckets: organics and inorganics, or put another way, stakeholders and just plain fans.
What confused me is how you referred to the latter group as "the fanbase", a term that I would not use. Actually, we're all "the fanbase", and most of us are stakeholders, regardless of your survey sample. If anything, I would refer to alums, students and employees as the Base and the rest as, I don't know, local sports fans I guess. For example, if you live in central or southern Illinois and you like baseball, you choose between the Cubs, White Sox or Cardinals. If you live in Michigan, like College Football and didn't go to a college with a football team, you choose between Wolverines, Spartans, or rarely, someone else. And you probably make that choice as a kid, before your dreams are spoiled and you find out (insert school of choice) won't accept you or is too expensive to go to.
Because I haven't lived in Michigan since I graduated 32 years ago, I don't have a lot of acquaintances who are this latter kind of Wolverine fan. In fact, I only have one of these, who falls neatly into the description above-- a guy who grew up a diehard Michigan fan, went to MSU as his second choice and has remained a diehard Michigan fan.
Finally understanding all of this, yes it makes perfect sense that the stakeholders are more concerned with maintaining a long term winning tradition and in the reputation of the U, and that Brandon is jeopardizing this. The others are right now questioning their own existence as Michigan fans, because they could easily give up on Michigan and throw their allegiance elsewhere.
I can't and have no desire to do that because Michigan is in my blood. And Brandon doesn't seem to care about me at all, and I deserve better.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||yes, it happened again||
On the return team.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Norfleet dancing||
I would like to see game film of the punt return when Michigan only had 10 on the field. It's the return man's job to count his teammates. But if he's dancing to the music, maybe he forgot about, you know, football.
If you can't tell, I really don't have an appreciation for those antics. Sorry.
Maybe if you score a touchdown, ever....
|6 weeks 11 hours ago||Why?||
Why do you make me go look at Utahs schedule to figure out what the fuck TREE is?
Thats just rude.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Alot of words here||
For "Gardner badly underthrew it":
As for Gardner's INT, it was a combination of him trying a bit too hard to get the screen set up to Smith and Braden failing to keep his hands on Zettel. Had Zettel been engaged with Braden (it was clear that he was reading the screen by that point), he probably wouldn't have been able to get his hands up.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Two things||
1. Poor player development. Here are 247 composite 4+ star recruits and 2012 class:
Current Starters - Kalis, Bolden, Norfleet, Wilson, Funchess
Current 2nd stringers - Pipkens, Magnusen, Ross, Wormley, RJS, Ojemudia, Williams
Not playing much at all - Richardson, Strobel
14 players with very high upside, of whom we're getting "star" performance out of Funchess and... anyone?
2. Poor Organization. Here I point to Bellomy's missing helmet, concussion-gate and two different occasions with 10-man special teams. (There have to be numerous other examples that we don't even know about.) My point is, this seems to be across-the-board failure to dot i's and cross t's from the HC who's supposed to be acting as CEO. Say what you want about LC's last few years, but you can't say he didn't run a tight ship.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Where does Taylor fit?||
I assume that a healthy Taylor is a top three non safety DB. I don't think it's clear though, what is the pecking order. I think Lewis and Peppers have shown high level chops and Countess was "embarrassed" against ND. Hard to believe a guy wearing #2 isn't going to see the field, but that's the way it looks.
OTOH, rewind to preseason when everyone was healthy, I was convinced that the safety opposite Wilson would be one of the above mentioned CBs, Peppers most likely. jClark seems like the weakest link in the back five. Why not move Peppers back, Countess to nickel and Taylor and Lewis play press/hassle CBs?
(I picked myself to be coach in my own little fantasy football league.)
|10 weeks 14 hours ago||Learning as they go||
This is pretty much exactly the thinking from both Brian and Balas when they discussed the offense in August in Chicago. Hopefully, what we are seeing scheme wise in the first three games is what we will see all year and execution will do nothing but improve. I am encouraged by the blocking schemes and potential. It will get better. The X factor is Green (or Smith) and the light going on or not. I don't think I've ever given so much consideration to the quality of RB play before. With Hart, Chris Perry or Thomas you just figured they would do what they do. With these guys it seems like they need to execute with their brains as much as their instincts.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Double||
Finally now know how that happens. Stupid browser.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Coaches?||
This conversation concentrates on the coaches, which is probably as it should be. However, is it not fair to lay some of the blame for being slow to get to the line on the guy who leads the huddle? We would have to review huddle time to know for sure, something that can't be done from network game film. I've been to one game this year and had a sense the huddles were, I don't know, studious?
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Coaches?||
This conversation concentrates on the coaches, which is probably as it should be. However, is it not fair to lay some of the blame for being slow to get to the line on the guy who leads the huddle? We would have to review huddle time to know for sure, something that can't be done from network game film. I've been to one game this year and had a sense the huddles were, I don't know, studious?
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Wilson made a great, saving||
Wilson made a great, saving tackle in the second half last week on punt coverage and got up slowly, got off the field slowly. It looked like an upper body boo boo as he dove for the tackle.
The sideline reporter yesterday said Funchess hurt his OTHER leg when he joined in celebration on the field after the Lewis int. that's why he was limping.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Where||
Oh god, oh god.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||You're not really sure citing||
You're not really sure citing Wikipedia is going to help because you're not really sure what Wikipedia is, obviously.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||My perspective||
I was fortunate enough to be sitting high over the 45 yard line, visitors side. I watched Countess line up with the widest receiver, right in front of me 15-20 times. He was five yards off the line every time and backpedaling from his first step most of those plays. Lewis on the opposite side was in his man's grill for the most part. Countess needs to move over to the slot and make way for Peppers.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Still disagree.||
I think mistakes that Gardner and Wile made were the difference between 31-0 and a close game. Those mistakes weren't made before or after any obvious violent bashing in of heads. This was not powerhouse vs Tomato can. THAT would be curb stomping.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Not a curbstomping||
When you out gain your opponent you have not been curbstomped.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||I'm with you||
I'm not panicked either particularly given the state of Michigan's competition going forward.
I was at the game and must have had too much pregame fun because I never noticed the loss of Taylor, even when I was aware that Hollowell and Lewis were on the field all night. If you didn't know your team was without its best DB you'd have been puzzled at the string of key 3rd down conversions ND was making. I say Taylor is best because Countess did not look comfortable playing press and hassle man.
What I do find bothersome is that Gardner is not the guy you want to bail you out of a 3 TD halftime deficit. He reverted to bad Gardner when trying to make things happen.
All of that said, the ground game was working. Funchess is terrific. The LBs are good. With Peppers back and hopefully soon Taylor and Morgan, the defense is going to prove much better than last night. The offense will stick to their knitting and get better.
And Michigan won't play Golson again. That guy had a spectacular night.
|12 weeks 16 hours ago||big games and juxtaposition in life||
I can remember big games in the context of my life at the time. Kordell Stewart's hail mary happened on my 35th birthday.
That Notre Dame game came at an especially unique moment of worlds colliding. My wife organized a baby shower for our daughter on that day. Condo neighbors of ours have a huge living room and the very nice lady of the house offered us use of their unit for the shower. The man of the house, a nice guy in his own right, is a die hard domer and admits to a pompous personality. So, here I am being as nice as I can be to these generous hosts in helping to set up the party. Before I went back to our place to watch the game and leave the girls to their shower things, he says to me, verbatim, "you have the most over-rated coach in the country." This, from a guy who's team's coach just got a gargantuan raise, and had the "strategic advantage" thing being repeated by all the pundits. Meanwhile, Carr is coming off of the Season of Infinite Pain and we're already starting to hear "hot seat". So, even before the game and subsequent season transpires, this guy is soooooo wrong!
And, as we know now, he just got wronger and wronger. Oh, wide open.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Great idea||
You go first, DoubleD. The Offense Every Snap is up and ripe for IDing all the players, every play.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||thanks.||
Thanks to all three of you for your explanations. I now understand what it means; it's still ambiguous and I don't think very useful.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||I'll throw out a jinx:||
ASU doesn't cross the 50 until we see people like Gant, Strobel, Hollowell, Richardson, etc. on the field.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||someone help me||
I have never understood what "the right to rush four" means. As opposed to 3, or 5, or blitz?
I don't get it.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Admiration lacking||
Let's face it, Oregon is a subsidiary of Nike. Nobody likes that.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Forty-two weeks||
Since his last post. What could we have done better with more of THE KNOWLEDGE for the last 42 freekin weeks?
Robin Williams and a bunch of people in Mesopotamia would be alive today!
We wouldn't have had the worst winter ever!
Stillborn babies would have lived!
Graham Glasgow would have handed off the keys!
Oh, actually, thanks for stepping in and getting the regents to nix the fireworks, by the way.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Making sure I've got this straight||
So, if I'm understanding, I should probably know how fantasy football is scored/played as a prerequisite in entering a plausible team?
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Totally agree||
I was thinking the same thing about Drake Johnson. It doesn't seem right.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||Kugler||
I had thought that if ever there was a lineman ready to play in college, it was Kugler above all these others. I wonder what the issue is that's holding him back. He had the guru ratings, the dad who was an NFL O-line coach (and now a head coach), the size, everything.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Fantastic job||
Thanks, that's a real treat to watch. Can you please share the trancy guitarist's name?
|17 weeks 9 hours ago||More clarity||
I did not refer to it as awesome.
And the fare was $20 for members of the alumni association and $30 for Walk-ins and non members.
|17 weeks 9 hours ago||Or he is here for Lolla||
Or the B1G meeting. Or a vacation.
|17 weeks 9 hours ago||Understood||
That everybody here wants content, which is why we are here. It's also why anything said tonight was known from and already covered by the wolverine and/or mgoblog. Heads were nodding all over the room with every word from both of them.
If my notes were about the content, I would be criticized for not adding anything we don't already know.
|17 weeks 9 hours ago||Exactly||
The same parallel drawn by Brian and Balas.
|17 weeks 10 hours ago||I will clarify||
Brian and Balas agree that the offense we see week 12 will be look be the same scheme but better from the one we will see in week one. Not totally pessimistic.
|17 weeks 10 hours ago||I don't remember||
I don't remember because there was nothing special about what he had to share. That's his thing. INSIDE THE FORT! Don't miss it! Pay for it!
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Seriously||
How does one get -100,000 points? You're clearly an asshole. I just didn't know there was so much hate on this site. What did you do?
|17 weeks 1 day ago||Thank-you||
SRK, for today's moment of levity.
Norfleet is totally better than Stevie B., because the hype for this Junior is totally normal, right?
|18 weeks 23 hours ago||i'm old I guess||
And that's a creepy video.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||Kind of what I expected||
Not at all intending to spoil the fun, but I don't think people realize how thirsty a cabin cruiser can be. Good for you that you can afford it.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||Looks like fun||
But, I must say, I prefer sailboats. Just curious, did you log your distance and how much did you pay for fuel to cover it?
|19 weeks 1 day ago||Comfort in a President's indifference to Sports||
I think the most encouraging thing about that interview was the LACK of conversation regarding athletics. I'm as big a Michigan sports fan as anybody, but my pride for the University stands with or without athletics. I've got a degree from one of the greatest schools in the world and I want it to stay that way. If a president has to worry about athletics, I'm not happy with the state of the department. I was turned off by people criticizing MSC for how the RR and Hoch hirings went down, in particular, those finding fault with her lack of attentiveness and sense of urgency. Hiring a head coach for the varsity football team is pretty trivial in the context of all the other issues that she/he oversees from that office.
Should the new guy be keeping an eye on Dave Brandon's marketing circus? Absolutely. I think what he's sown is over the top and irreverent to that which makes Michigan great. Those who are Leaders and Best need not promote themselves to influence the community, state, country and world in a positive way. Nor, with an umpteen billion dollar endowment should the AD be seeking new revenue, fergodsakes. If I were president, I'd want him to put a lid on it. However, Dave Brandon can, like him or not, keep pretty good tabs on his personnel. Leave him be with that, Mr. President, and keep Michigan great.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||Great piece, Ace||
Really cool to see how they've both grown up from the first picture to the last.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||I figured dropping a neg on him was sufficient, but yeah||
I figured dropping a neg on him was sufficient, but yeah
|23 weeks 1 day ago||1997, 2011 MFB, others: greatest similarity||
I think I side more to the imperative of "team chemistry" vs. "strong leadership". That said, I think among the many intangibles of winning football games, the most important and common one among winners is...
And I have more examples than just two Michigan football teams.
* 1980 USA Gold medal hockey team
* Umpteen non-dynasty NFL champions (disqualify Patriots, Steelers Packers and pick another)
* The Ryder Cup Europeans, for god sake, pick a year.
True, it's hard to explain the Lions. I just wrote and deleted about 200 words trying, but gave up.
|26 weeks 9 hours ago||With all due respect||
I'm sure Shaun Crawford is a fine young man.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||toss up||
It's between Sidney Fine's American History (20th century) and Weather.
Fine was such a UofM treasure and I felt fortunate to have had him.
Weather - I'm not even sure what department it was in but it was great because I'm now an expert at the most talked about subject in the midwest.
|29 weeks 1 day ago||What?||
What does "grandstaff being a stauskus" mean? I can't even imagine an autocorrect in that.
never mind. I googled "grandstaff".
|29 weeks 6 days ago||who are the tigers playing?||
|29 weeks 6 days ago||Norfleet||
If Peppers gets reps returning kicks Norfleet has no chance of holding him back. Peppers is bigger, faster and better at eluding tacklers and breaking tackles. Oh, and in those highlights, he caught everything thrown to him!
But seriously, I've never been a big Norfleet fan. IMO, all he has is burst. Peppers has superquick vision that prompts him to move into space the tackler can't get to in time. And if the tackler can get a hand on him, it's not going to take Peppers down. Can't say any of that about Norfleet. How many times has he gone down by the ankle? A hundred?
|31 weeks 20 hours ago||Different?||
Are you saying this may be different as in Nussmeier or Hoke is going to come out and say to a reporter or at a press conference "yes, we offered Francois a scholarship to the University of Michigan beginning in 2015 and we really hope he faxes in his LOI in about 10 months and stops talking to all those other schools!" And then, looking into the cameras, adds "We love you Francois. I mean we REALLY love you!"
Different, like that?
|31 weeks 20 hours ago||Michigan WON'T confirm an offer||
Much less even discuss a recruit. Doesn't everyone already know this? The only "confirmation" of an offer has to come from the kid, his coach or his parents.
|32 weeks 6 days ago||My 2 cents||
I am an avid golfer and follower of the professional game. I have been to Augusta National twice.
On with the show.
I think the masters is a top 5 annual sports event and a piece of shit all in one.
It's a classic up there with the Kentucky Derby and the MLB all star game, and it has a great field of respectful competitors.
It's a piece of shit because:
There are only about 40 players that deserve to be there
|33 weeks 22 hours ago||yeah.||
I stand corrected. thanks.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||KUDOS!||
It's obvious that Dylan Moses is a fine young man and a great Student-athlete that would make all of us proud and full of admiration!
|33 weeks 1 day ago||I love your snark, MMW||
I grew up a lions fan. My dad had season tickets in Tiger Stadium and the Dullgraydome.
By the time I got to Ann Arbor, they were challenging for a playoff spot for the second time in my young life. (The first time they lost 5-2 to Dallas. Yes, that is a football playoff score.) But back to 1981, the terrible towel gang lost on the last sunday to Tampa bay at home. I gave up on them at that point.
About 11 years later the lions won their first and only playoff game in my lifetime on the back of one of the three best RBs in NFL history, who later walked away from the game and his team in his prime.
What the lions need most at this point is for fans to walk away and force the Fords to give em up.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||There are only three known||
There are only three known scores in Soccer.
|33 weeks 5 days ago||DD is my man||
Full disclosure, DD and I went to HS and a bit of college together. That said, I love listening to him and Price cover the Tigers. The difference, IMO, is there's nothing wrong with a homer covering a college football team, and DD could go a long way across the spectrum from Harwell impartiality to Ufer mania. DD did sideline work in The Stadium 15-20 years ago for radio. He's a Michigan fan. I think he would be really entertaining with Brandy.
|35 weeks 1 day ago||Thank-you||
I had no idea.
|35 weeks 1 day ago||Seasonal?||
If I'm not mistaken, Oberon is not available anywhere this time of year.
|35 weeks 1 day ago||Ever had a shortS spelled||
Ever had a shortS spelled backwards?
|35 weeks 5 days ago||Dooleys||
By "Skeeps" you are kindly giving the board a time shift translation of "Dooleys". And by "on line" you are referring to standing in front of Dooleys, as opposed to using the internet which was not available other than at a desk with a big fat CRT monitor and, if you were lucky, a T1 connection. To all you whippersnappers out there, that's kind of amazing.
|36 weeks 2 days ago||Ice||
I know I'm late to this, but I had to say it. Those guys are sitting in chilled water, probably temp in the 40s. It's no fun, which is why they're not in a good mood. It's effing painful, but after you get out your legs feel awesome. Notice Walton's elbows up in the air? He's keeping them out of the ice.
|36 weeks 5 days ago||Occasional Typos||
Typos happen everywhere, all the time. They, and all the malaprops and just general illiteracy of those hack sites happen in every article!
|36 weeks 6 days ago||Too bad||
I always enjoyed watching my team try to defend the other team when that other team was playing "in the shadow of their own goal line".
Brent Musberger is a dope and always has been.
|36 weeks 6 days ago||Just||
|37 weeks 3 min ago||All GBW thread||
This site ought to have a wiki-type thread with nothing but GBW and GBMW gaffes.
they can be so darned cute sometimes.
|37 weeks 4 days ago||Agree||
Energyblue reads eerily like Eroc. The misspelling, run on sentences, thoughts clanged together without segue... Especially the reference to coachBT and Maizeman, and sitting in between them. Wow. It's you Eroc, isn't it?
|37 weeks 6 days ago||I'm with you, maize-blue||
Maybe if they put an 'S' into their acronym, people who don't give a shit about soccer would at least have a chance to know what it stands for.
|38 weeks 21 hours ago||Nice!||
Love seeing the Vibe score. Thanks. Brandon, are they compiled somewhere?
|38 weeks 4 days ago||You're confused||
If you watched that segment, I'm not sure how you could have missed that it's 60 Minutes SPORTS and it's not on the old people's network, CBS, it's on SHOWTIME.
I could pull the Nielsen ratings today at the office, but I suspect the demographic profile is quite different, and I hate pulling Nielsen reports, so I won't.
|39 weeks 4 days ago||Apolitical||
I'm way into "map porn".
It's a rare map of the states that doesn't line up along blue state/red state lines. I know we're not supposed to get into politics; I just had to say it.
|39 weeks 6 days ago||Question for you||
So, Wolverine Chemist, since you seem to have been involved with FFLF, what specifically can you tell us about them? Their website is down at the moment, though I have been able to pull it up in the past. (And the facebook page hasn't had a post in almost 3 years.) When I have been able to look at the website, I still couldn't really tell what FFLF does other than help develop underprivileged children. The website shows very few pictures of kids or their parents (but there are a lot of pictures of Marlin.)
When there are so many NP and NFP organizations vying for dollars and attention, I like to have a better idea of what the thing is about, how it performs, how much leverage they have with the philanthropic community at large beyond their own resources, etc. Not to mention, it doesn't hurt to provide a link to their financials on their website, for instance, but it's not there.
Can you shed any light on this?
|40 weeks 18 hours ago||Measure once, cut twice||
I think a big part of the problem in 2013 was the lineup shifting, not to mention the tackle-over crap. Starting Miller, trying Bryant, going with Bosch late in the season, these were coaching decisions that were akin to building a wood deck without measuring anything. The thing gets built eventually, but it takes longer and costs more to get there.
|42 weeks 1 day ago||2014 RB recruit...||
...Is Ross Douglas, and that's a good thing.
|42 weeks 1 day ago||Wyatt Shallman||
Love what I read about the kid and want to see him contribute at a high level, but where the hell will it be?
Biggest question I see in Spring.
|42 weeks 2 days ago||With you there||
25th Hour is one of my favorite movies, along with Magnolia. Can't decide which one was his best performance.
|42 weeks 2 days ago||Wow||
I'm guessing you have trouble retaining friends.
|42 weeks 6 days ago||Frustrating||
I would really like the U to come out with an official statement to shed light on this. However, they will undoubtedly and I suppose even justifiably use FERPA as a shield and say they can't comment. The whole thing will end up fuzzy and ultimately forgotten by almost everybody. Which is to say, the U of M and its AD will have this bad mark on their reputation forever, and will be powerless to erase it.
Oh, and somewhere out there is a woman with an tragic injury to her psyche.
|44 weeks 4 days ago||Add one||
A high school classmate of mine, a great guy, Bob Teninga passed away recently. Some may recognize the name. His dad played both ways in 1949 and at some point held some sort of record which I can no longer find. Anyway, Bob and I graduated from HS in 1977 and both of us were students at the U. Lovely guy who will be missed.
|45 weeks 5 days ago||Nussmeier is Brandon's plan B||
The downside of the Nussmeier hire is he's a flight risk after a couple good seasons to go take a HC job somewhere else, which is actualy OK, becuase a couple good seasons would be a couple good seasons more than we've had lately on offense!
But, if the team is still regressing -- looking at you Greg Mattison -- then Brandon can let Hoke go and make Nuss his new HC. Smooth transition. A guy with Big Ten footprint experience.
It's a win-win scenario for Brandon.
|45 weeks 6 days ago||No, thanks||
Wilton Speight is on campus and by all reports a model program guy. I think offering Town here would be shabby and not consistent with Hoke's character.
|49 weeks 1 day ago||Only in the newer Phase VII units||
Only in the newer Phase VII units
|49 weeks 6 days ago||totally agree||
Talk football with someone really into FF and you'll find he doesn't know anything about football.
|49 weeks 6 days ago||Not a problem for me||
I fully expect Kate Upton to gain about 50 lbs all of a sudden in the near future. And I would still give up five years of golf for one weekend of making love to her.
|49 weeks 6 days ago||Fresh water perch from Lake Erie?||
I call it Toxic.
|49 weeks 6 days ago||bullets||
India Pale Ale sucks.
I don't think Norfleet, even if given more opportunities, is ever going to be a difference maker for Michigan.
Tiger Woods is the best golfer in the world and the best in history, by far.
Magnus is the best non-staff poster on this board.
|50 weeks 6 days ago||Plus a million||
For the levity.
I know it's just so blasphemous, but, Jesus, The Game is also just another conference game, right?
Winning the hoops tournament. Yeah, I want that a lot more.
|51 weeks 1 day ago||THEE||
Please, Pay attention to details. THEE Ohio, state of.
|51 weeks 3 days ago||Seriously?||
Say hi to COACHBT.
|51 weeks 3 days ago||Money can filter out certain problems||
Keep the edited content free. Make commenters subscribe for a fee. A lot of trash would disappear overnight.
|51 weeks 6 days ago||That's OK||
I won't cancel my subscription to this here blog. No need for further review.
At the Notre Dame game I sat next to a guy in his sixties. He spent the whole game watching the cheerleaders with his binoculars. When they were on the bigscreen, he pointed his binoculars at it the bigscreen, better to make out the pixels one-by-one.
Maybe one of us could contribute a really great cheerleader UFR.
|52 weeks 18 hours ago||it comes down to two things||
First, I was born there, as were my parents and grandparents. My family moved to Michigan when I was 4. My dad went to OSU law. He was a diehard OSU fan, and so was I until I went to college -- first Ohio Wesleyan and then Michigan -- at which point I jumped the fence. It was fun being a Michigan fan in Delaware, Ohio. Not many Michigan people at OWU so I enjoyed being an outsider.
I transferred to Michigan because it was a way-better school and cheaper and because with my mediocre grades, getting in as a transfer in January was my only shot. My dad told me to go the MSU. He said Michigan would be too hard for me.
So, reason #1, is the rebel in me: I believe people born and raised in Ohio will never do something that their parents would disapprove of. You can look it up. They're sheep and they're dull and they know it. Because of this, they resent outsiders who venture out of the box every now and then; especially those from Up North.
Reason #2, they're consumed by OSU football because it's all they've got.
Combine one and two and you get the most vapid, moronic mean-spirited assholes in the country.
|1 year 8 hours ago||I just want to say...||
I can't think of enough nice things to say about this wonderful young man.
Go Blue! It's great to be a Michigan Wolverine.
|1 year 1 week ago||Weis||
I doubt this is a new thought; I can't read all the hundreds of comments on dozens of threads. But, this post reminds me of Charlie Weis and the "strategic advantage" that he thought ND would automatically enjoy the day he walked into the building. Weis, Borges and Martz are in their ways, Wonks. They have all kinds of ideas in their head but the sum of those ideas, despite what they might think, does not equal Advantage.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Quality Control||
I'm sitting here trying to figure out what next year looks like. With or without Borges, the OL is still going to suck and no reason to believe the tight ends, tailbacks or fullbacks will be able to block anyone either. This is less on the OC than on the people whose job it is to teach how to fucking block.
Sure, inexperience is an issue this year. But, oh look! There go Lewan, Schofield and Toussaint. In come more new guys and does anyone think they'll be any better?
Something is not right with Development. These players can't be this bad unless they just don't know what they're doing.
I say this is on Hoke, but firing him is a terrible thought. He needs to fix the way players are taught.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||interesting||
On one hand, he's of the dying breed in the house -- a Moderate Republican. On the other, he's just the type to win a centrist district. If I had to guess, I would say he's sick of raising money and is reading the writing on the wall that says he's going to be primaried by a tea party guy.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Seaholm||
They are The Maples. Hence the "heart of a maple". And the cheerleaders are called the "Maple Motion", which is nice.
Also, the school's sorta kinda near Maple road.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Gross overstatement||
You are an idiot.
Sorry, dark pope, it's not you, it's Amazing blue, who is the idiot.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Fall||
Did no one notice the beautiful fall colors today?
I tried to take them in. But my wife just threw the whole damn house of YOU SUCK at me because I've been surly for the last few hours, as if, DUUUAUUUH.
So, I. Missed the whole goddamn beautiful fall colors thing.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Whu||
Omg. Seriously. You must be joking. You've got to be Kidding. I can't believe my fucking ears.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Zero protection for Gardner||
On the play pictured, Gardner releases the ball in no more than 2 seconds post-snap. In that brief time he doesn't look to his right at all. I think that's what he was instructed to do, pick a side and stay with it, lest he die in a pocket protected only by the OL, with five players in routes.
Contrast that to a play against PSU when he was sacked. Lewan and Schofield are right, with AJ Williams in the LT position. AJ is a statue as a DE rips past him and reaches Gardner in about 2 seconds. Gardner holds the ball too long and is blindsided.
Are there not "designed", mandated quick-release situations? Shouldn't this latter play have been one of them?
EDit: sorry, I didn't see that Space Coyote actually answered this.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Best possible||
Best possible. Those aren't possible.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Academics||
UT and GT would be the best possible adds from an academic perspective. But I guess nobody cares about that.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Event in Chicago||
Seth, yes an event in Chicago would be great. An event in EVANSTON on Friday night, not for me.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||End over end rotation is not||
End over end rotation is not a good pitch.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||You missed one...||
"...but I miss the days of front seven defenders named Sword, Steele, Irons, and Gold."
Sword, Steele, Irons, Gold and Swett.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||I'd be happy just to have||
I'd be happy just to have down, distance and ball placement working on the scoreboards.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||1997 State||
This was a double post, but since I can still edit, why not add... 1998 at NU. Justin Fargas carried the rock in a monsoon. Ugly, ugly day but we got the W.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||1997 State||
I was end zone looking straight down the sideline. Shitty seats, but hey. Woodson makes the ridiculous interception right down that line and I still don't understand how he did it.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||What's all the fuss about?||
Michigan's win-loss record in bye weeks is 0-0.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Could not care less||
Unless he was a she, and then it might be interesting.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||It's Brian||
And it's the weekly preview. Brian don't need no stinkin Jump when he's posting the weekly preview. it only happens 12-14 times per year.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Ok, love watching but ya||
Ok, love watching but ya couldn't include the catch that happened in the next second?
|1 year 11 weeks ago||how do you know?||
"Exactly how many cases of athletes committing sexual assault have been covered up at Michigan? Zero."
You know what a "cover up" is right? It's in place to be sure that nobody -- you included -- ever finds out that what's been covered up ever happened? So, how could you possibly confidently say "Zero"?
|1 year 11 weeks ago||No excuses -- and this boggles my mind||
The OP asks "why" they don't work. We can try to speculate on all sorts of reasons. But none of the excuses suffices. This crap should have been ironed out entirely after the first season the boards were in place. The problem lies with the company/people the AD hired to program and operate the boards. Who ever they are, they suck at it. It can't be a budget problem. Neither can it be due to a lack of local technical expertise.
Hey, I have an idea: how about they get out and PRACTICE with the fucking thing? You know, make sure it works on FRIDAY when there's noone there instead of finding out it doesn't on Saturday when it matters.
THIS IS MICHIGAN fergodsakes!
|1 year 11 weeks ago||The greatest MGOBLOG irregular feature||
I love VEQ! I wish it could be a regular.
This chapter has to be named "arrogance".
|1 year 12 weeks ago||I||
I keep every snapping my fingers and it still doesn't work.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Bravo, bravo. BRAVO,||
Bravo, bravo. BRAVO, BRAVO!
Make your donations, Mgoblog fans because there is nothing like this site in the whole CFB blogosphere. We are truly blessed by these guys that do this.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||thought so.||
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Just curious:||
Am I the only one that actually looked at Marlin Jackson's foundation website?
|1 year 12 weeks ago||With you||
Magnus, you couldn't have said it better. I'll go to my grave a Rodriguez supporter but I will never blame a player for his regime not working out.
Shame on this board tonight!
|1 year 13 weeks ago||That's exactly the lesson I learned.||
That's exactly the lesson I learned.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Me too||
That's the one I have to go with too. The conditions were not the worst I'd ever seen, but it was more the insult to our pride. This was Long, Hart and Henne. Manningham, Arrington and Matthews. And they were banged up and demoralized and, lets face it, defeated before they even kicked off.
And it just never stopped raining while, thankfully, Tressel clammed up.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Best losing bet ever||
I was with the three guys who were my best friends in AA from 1980-1982.
We were celebrating one of us soon to be married. In Vegas.
Game started at 9:00AM. We went to the MGM Grand Sports book, all bet 100 on Michigan to win and settled into the free drinks. Michigan didn't cover and we lost the bets but were ecstatically tearing up our tickets. It's great to be a Michigan Wolverine.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Stribling||
That scrimmage video had him making several nice plays and he looks bigger than your average "stringbean".
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Countess and Stribling||
Not sure what happens with Countess since he's listed as the starter at RCB AND Nickel.
Regardless, it means that Stribling's going to play. Based on what we saw in a recent CTK of a scrimmage, Stribling, #8, was making plays and looks really good. What a steal!
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Would love to know when my next BJ is coming||
But suspense Is fun too.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Best 4 on the field.||
I second this notion that they want the best 4 (or 5) DBs on the field, and that Avery is one of them.
Buddy of mine is a Texas fan. He told me a few years ago that the philosophy there is that every DB is expected to know every position. Maybe Mattison thinks the same way, which would explain the 6-2 corners he's been collecting.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||it's the transitive property||
Glasgow and Miller couldn't beat out Barnum or Mealer, who weren't very good themselves. How much better can these third-year guys be (plus Bryant) than last year? If they're comparable to Barnum and Mealer, then we'll see the same trouble running the football that we saw last year.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Is it ok||
If I still love those guys?
|1 year 16 weeks ago||No.||
No. A thousand (1,000) times
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Thank-you!||
For the plausible, credible, sane explanation for why I can go to bed now.
Goodnight and merry Christmas everyone!
|1 year 18 weeks ago||A few things:||
1. Kittens after The Horror
2. Two kittens tussling and a third walks up and pukes -- after the ND game when both teams were 0-2 going in.
3. Peanut-butter-jelly-on-a-baseball-bat on the news that RR had been hired.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||. Yes . I misunderstood the||
I misunderstood the future as seen by Him.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Not to be a noodge||
I know it's not polite to question THE_KNOWLEDGE, but you are aware it's "Ohio", not osu, right?
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Opposites||
I've been fighting the rogue slice all year. Then yesterday on 18 Tee hit a really pretty Draw. Went right off the planet since I was already aiming left. Fucking game.
So, right now it's an exotic European booze concoction. Belgian Absinthe, 1/2 teaspoon over ice. Top with Pimms to whatever quantity suits you. Add a little club soda. For effervescence.
Helping soothe my summer head old.
If you don't have Pimms, try vodka, rum or grain. It really doesn't matter because they'll all taste like absinthe.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Not interesting||
This is exactly the kind of article that makes me keep my Rivals subscription. I love the fact that the editors favor long word counts in getting out an already rich story. What's really great is they use writers who can rephrase the same sentence idea into a string of multiple sentences. It's amazing how many ways there are in the English language to say the same thing but make it sound different. On the one hand, a concept can be communicated this way, or, on the other hand, you can deliver it another way. It's important to reiterate at every opportunity your main point.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||funny, or...||
Am I the only one that cannot make silent phonic sense in my head of "B1G"? All I can make of that is "Big"; I cannot get the Ten part.
As to your handicapped ability to say H. T. T. V., I don't know there's much we can do to help with that condition.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||searching sent mail...||
Seth, my sent mail is huge. I think I sent a reply but am looking for it to make sure. What's the email address that I would have received the message from?
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Tom Goss||
Hands down, forget about it.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||VPN||
"I need VPN for work so satellite won't work".
Why can you not connect to work from a satellite connection? Why do you need to connect to work at your cottage? Have you or can you get your company to try VMWare?
|1 year 21 weeks ago||More followers?||
Let's think this through, guys. Seriously, what is the attraction here that would add thousands of followers?
This thing is so lame I couldn't restrain myself from tearing it down. Sorry.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Fair question||
Class of 2015 OL. This means he won't take a meaningful snap until 2016 at the earliest, more likely 2017. Since I could easily be dead by then, I can't get too excited about this. But here I sit, excited.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||he kinda leaned into that||
he kinda leaned into that punch, didn't he?
|1 year 22 weeks ago||I'm in||
That date is marked in indelible pixels on my calendar. In fact, I'm going to miss softball that evening and don't even mind.
EDIT: Aw, crap! My wife got us tickets to the Tigers' game at the Cell that night. i'm going to have to figure out how to get out of that.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Mone?||
Aren't we forgetting Mone, who's pretty damned good too?
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Well done||
A perfect summarization of the definitions of values and rules. It's not just a matter of semantics, either, and there are other examples of thoughtless failure to examine the differences:
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Great point||
Much as I think Cutler is way, way overrated, you have to look back at the long sewer drain of QBs the Bears have put on the field. A good QB in Chicago is like a Lions team winning a playoff game -- once in a lifetime.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Not Hand||
That's not Hand with the coaches. But you are right -- great pictures. I especially like the picture of the Shoe from behind the Ohio bench. I don't go to 11W so I've never seen something that upclose.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||source?||
I'd love to know where you're getting the 15 year old graphic -- please share.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||thanks||
|1 year 24 weeks ago||yes/no||
You got me on endowment -- only Minnesota's is bigger than OSUs among that group; they're all pretty close but any three of them combined is less than Michigan's.
But in World University rankings, http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings/2012-13/world-ranking, it's
There are, of course other rankings, but they tend to fall out the same. The rankings aren't like star ratings. They take into account not only the general excellence of the universities but also their breadth and depth of study. i.e., the higher ranked tend to be the "bigger" ones, in terms of how many high-ranking departments they have.
In other words, it's great to be a Michigan Wolverine.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Beg to differ||
In the conference alone, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota are much stronger overall universities.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Tom VH||
Can someone please tell me again how tall is Tom VH? And, while we're at it, Chantel?
It could be very useful in these situations. I just re-read the Mike McCray piece and the variance in his height reports from 6-1 to 6-4. Tom VH seems to consistently stand up pretty straight so he could be a great yardstick.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||no problem||
I really don't care. just share. Going forward, I will try to post updates to this thread -- if it stays up. The thing is, every time a Michigan offer makes a commitment somewhere else, the offending school needs to be updated. Likewise, every time Michigan gets a commit, the other offering schools need to be updated.
I don't know if the mods have ever allowed a "wiki" on a specific subject?
|1 year 25 weeks ago||More "national powers"||
More work on the subject. I used Touch The Banner for Michigan offers, Scout for other teams' offers and 247 composite for stars. I feel like these five schools are rightfully "national powers".
We offered four of their commitments -- 5* RB Jalen Hurd, 4* OT Orlando Brown, 4* DE Joe Henderson, 3* TE Helm. They offered Peppers, Harris, Marshall Bunting. Net 0 players and +2 stars.
We offered their 4 * CB Jermaine Roberts and 4* LB Otaro Alaka. They offered none of Michigan's commits. Texas "beats" Michigan, and probably every other team every year on this type of comparison for the simple fact that they rarely offer any kid not from Texas and they flat out own Texas. Net -2 players and -7 stars.
We offered their 4* TE Blazevich. They offered Harris. Net 0 players, 0 stars.
We offered their 4* Ja'Von Harrison. They offered Bunting and Bushell-Beatty. Net +1 player, +4 stars.
We offered their 5* KC McDermott. They offered Marshall and Winovich. Net +1 player, +2 stars.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Henson||
Drew was the best raw talent to ever play the position in the winged helmet. Timing for him sucked. If he'd stayed his fourth year in 2001, it would have been with a totally wiped out offense. Navarre picked up the pieces as best he could that year, but that offense was firing on 2 cylinders.
And this is coming from a guy who graduated in 1982.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||hands?||
Wouldn't kicking the ball with the front feet be considered "hands"?
|1 year 30 weeks ago||i thought||
Anchors are supposed to sink. to the bottom.
|1 year 30 weeks ago||his name's been bugging me all morning||
I'm pretty sure Prepolec went to Cranbrook in 7th grade -- same as me, same year -- and then went on to BH JH and Lahser HS. We both played football on Cranbrook's 7th grade squad. I think... Anyway, he was huge but too nice of a guy to play big time college OL. There just wasn't any "nasty" in him. I don't doubt, though that he walked on in '77 or '78. He would have graduated Lahser in 77.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||B-B doesn't have to wait||
B-B can call Hoke, make his verbal commitment and then not tell the internets about it five minutes later. What a concept.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||The map room||
My favorite indoor place on campus. Top floor of the grad. Awesome view of campus and drawers and drawers of maps, just maps.
Of course they may have done away with it at some point in the last 31 years....
|1 year 32 weeks ago||MSC||
I was going to ask the same question. When you run one of the 10-15 highest regarded universities in the world, you tend to have more important things to worry about than landing a 17 year-old football recruit. Or for that matter, the football team. or for that matter, the athletic department.
Sure, you say, but the athletic department brings in a lot of money, right? Uh, yeah, but it's not all that important when you've got an $8 billion endowment. And revenue flowing in from all sorts of other sources that dwarfs the AD's.
Gordon Gee, yeah, I guess he has to earn his ridiculous salary somehow.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Perspective||
Dutch, I've got 14 years on you. I was listening to the Harry Oliver game (friends of mine named their dog Harryoliver) with my roommates in the living room of my rental on Adams, three blocks north of the stadium. We were listening because it was being played in Indiana.
What you also don't remember is that Butch (don't call me Harold) Woolfolk had a crucial fumble in the fourth quarter.
See, the thing is you really can't count on more than one hand the games Michigan deserved to win and ended up losing. Generally, losses happen to teams that are flawed and we've never enjoyed a flawless Michigan team. There are plenty of games they got lucky winning. Even Woodson's team almost lost to ND and Iowa. And Glen Rice's team was a frickin 6 seed with an interim coach.
Shit happens. My perspective has evolved from being crushed or elated at losing or winning big games, to having various shades of pride in my teams and their rosters. Lately, my pride overflows. Fergodsakes.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||plus a million||
For that one.
Remember: it's their rivalry, not ours.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Damn shame, a pet peeve||
I am as into politics as I am Michigan football and basketball. Those two things (and golf and pretty women) fill my head all day every day.
It's really disappointing that anything having to do with politics is verbotin on this site. Not that I'm disagreeing with the ban, rather that, for some reason, passion over politics gets ugly in about a nanosecond in a medium like this. If "Clinton" or "Bush" are words used for anything other than street names, all hell breaks loose. Even if the reference is clearly ON-topic like the one that started this thread.
It just bums me out.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||WTF?||
I mean seriously, WTF?!?!?!? Michigan is playing in the NCG tonight?
This past three weekends have been surreal, hard to internalize. The clobbering of VCU. The Shot. The clobbering of Florida. Mitch effing McGary!?!?!?
1989 comes to mind first and 1993 isn't even close. There was the "Michigan Man coaching Michigan" magic that seems to be paralleled this year. Just my two cents.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Acquired taste||
I've learned to appreciate all different kinds of cheeses and ethnic cuisines and certainly whiskeys. But plots involving dragons I just can't get into.
He says, as he sits in the kitchen with headphones plugged in to the 19" TV because his wife is watching that stupid show.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||and if you we're older||
you would include Anthony Carter.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||I like your point here||
The General graced us for four years, culminating in the championship. We will not be able to say that about Trey. I love the kid more than any that's ever played for Michigan, but I gotta give it up to Gary Grant.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Great piece, Seth||
Thanks so much for that. I hung on every word.
Please, please, find a similar source on Defense! On that side of the ball there just seems to be so much more grey area from one position to the next on the DL and with the OLBs.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||EMLOS, not EMLOS||
Thanks BobbyHill. That blog post, the first I've ever seen on a pro team BTW, was helpful.
From what I can tell, the Sam tends to help out and becomes the end man on the line of scrimmage on the strong side, whereas the WDE is the EMLOS on the weak side. This in turn makes the SDE a third interior line man essentially, no where near the end of the line with contain responsibility.
Ergo, this makes Strobel a really good SDE if he bulks up and Taco and Mario great end contain guys with their leaner size more a linebacker.
Am I on the right track?
|1 year 40 weeks ago||SDE v. WDE||
This post mentions the importance of picking up an SDE in this class. Can somebody smarter than me explain the difference in the type of player you want at SDE vs. WDE? What's more important -- HT/WT, speed, power?
I look at the Depth Chart by class and see Godin, Strobel and Heitzman at SDE and Charleton, Ojemudia, Clark and Beyer at WDE. They're all returning in 2014 as well.
Based on the fall roster, the SDE group is, on the whole, taller and heavier than the WDEs. Clark is sort of an exception because he played heavier last year on the interior. Maybe he takes off a few pounds as more of a rusher. On the other hand, Strobel was tall but thin (6-6/252) in his redshirt year and I guess we should expect him to be heavier this fall.
Still, these are just generic observations and I'd love to hear a little more insight. How are the challenges and responsibilities different? If you have a tweener in terms of height and weight, say 6-4/250, what skills would make him a good WDE vs. SDE?
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Devin Hester!||
Denard is Devin Hester with a brain trained on the offensive side of the ball.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Stenavich||
I have had it in my head, but I can't find the proof, that Stenavich actually got some PT in his true freshman year. For that to be true he would have had to get a medical. Regardless, as I remember it, the mass exodus from the 2000 class (hutch, Bachus, Brandt, not to mention Henson, Thomas and Terrell) left LC with 2001 being a rebuilding year, which Stenavich briefly figured in to.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||agree on tackling||
I'm not the talent expert you are, Magnus, but that film shows a whole bunch of tackles that would be just attempted tackles in college. Reon is in serious need of coaching.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||great post, Seth||
We may enjoy a great Oline at some point in the future, but have to remember that Patience is Sold Separately.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Crap.||
One of only two sites I pay any attention to outside of this one. (TTB the other.)
The pay sites just piss me off.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Keith Jackson||
I can't remember who was doing the interview, but somebody once asked Keith Jackson what was the best campus gameday experience. He said (paraphrasing) they've got something special down there in Oxford, Mississippi.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Fifth year guys||
The 2013 roster will have more impactful 5th year players than any recent year I can remember. What a nice luxury.
There's also a group of guys who may or may not be around for a fifth: Mike Jones, and the walk-ons Brink, Brookhuisen and Glanda
|1 year 45 weeks ago||beat me to it..||
Schofield to guard...
|1 year 45 weeks ago||OL Shuffle||
We've heard the staff really likes Braden. If he's so good, he should get on the field at RT. Schofield can move back to LG next to Lewan, which worked really well in the past. Then there are only two interior spots for a bunch of guys (Bryant, Miller, Kalis, Bars, the walkons, Kugler) to compete over. Also, it gives Braden a chance to tune up for the point when the left handed Morris will be QB. Magnusen understudies for another year behind Lewan at LT.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Or...||
They're just incompetent, self-directed plutocrats earning 6-figure salaries to do little other than wear a blazer to the local chamber of commerce once in a while. And screw up our logo only because they could not care less.
What? I'm cynical about bowl officials?
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Too ambiguous||
That article in Forbes leaves a lot of unanswered questions that the reporter didn't seem interested in asking. The key question is, how exactly does Intel think they're going to get content providers to grant access to their programming? The article mentions Intel working Hollywood, which, ok. But what about Bristol, CT (ESPN) or Atlanta (Turner properties) or Chicago (BTN)?
The sports premium is driving the cable bill bloat. If you take everything but sports away from cable, then Comcast become a pure sports play, which is probably not sustainable.
There's too much to speculate on here to know what the hell the Intel play means.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||Devin Hester||
Denard is Devin Hester in the NFL. the difference is DR knows how offenses work, while Hester still has no idea and is a liability as a receiver for Jay Cutler and the Bears have used him there more often then they ever should have. But returning kicks? They seem to me to be identically skilled.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||Love em!||
I would pick them over any team other than Buck/Aikman. Sure, I like Herbstreit's commentary, but he's so often paired with Musburger who makes me nauseous.
Tirico is pleasant and critical enough; Gruden is very good at picking apart a play and explaining the keys to it.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Count me as confused||
I know this has been kicked around the board quite a bit lately, but I'm confused as to the adoption of the "Texas" rule. For several years, Mack Brown has been rigid about his no-visits rule. If a recruit commits and then takes a visit, he's out, period. Hoke seems to be going with a modified Texas rule, to the point where I don't see how it's a rule at all. Rather, it seems a kid can commit to Michigan, take a visit and merely spend time in a dog house (Dawson) or suffer no consequences at all (Conley).
At this point, I would have to say I'm not for or against a "rule", but if he's going to have one, Hoke should stick to it, or not have one at all.
WRT Dawson and Conley, they both seem like good kids. Why handcuff or cause angst or bad feelings with a good kid?
|2 years 4 weeks ago||I'm fine with my manhood||
And i have a bloody mary recipe that I thought I'd share, passed down from my late stepfather, a UM B-School grad. This is a relatively mild spice load so you may add more to suit your taste, but follow the basic ingredients.
1 half-gallon jug of Clamato Juice
1 teaspoon tabasco
2 teaspoons lemon juice
3 teaspoons worcester
2 teaspoons horseradish (not the creamy kind)
After you mix the jug, you can pour some off and replace with vodka, so it's all ready to go.
Serve over ice of course, and top it off with a splash of beer. it adds a nice bit of effervescence and cuts the viscousness of the tomato juice.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||my take||
My take on this ( I was in the house, which is I think, a perceptual advantage) is that the time taken before the official's TO is time spent; gone, can't get it back. What bugs me is that the ref started the clock AGAIN after he took his official TO. I can't say I know the rules stanza and verse, but that seems like an unfair jobbing of the team with the ball.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||Understood||
I get that Illinois sucks, but still, how do you kill a team and fall so dramatically in an advanced metric like FEI? A case in point is... Massey! They had Michigan improving by one ranking spot after Illinois.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||FEI||
Yeah, you can use the advanced numbers to push the exact measure of Michigan's improvement to and fro—Michigan is 16th in S&P+ with FEI pending—but who cares?
Well, FEI is out and folks, it's baffling. They drop from #24 to #47 after beating an FBS team 45-0, outgaining by over 400 yards, etc.
Either there's a major input error or the FEI algorithms are really goofy. It's just not possible.
Anybody have a clue?
|2 years 11 weeks ago||position doesn't matter||
give it to Kovacs.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||grant land||
you have to read the article in Grantland to get it.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Hinton is back where he should be||
That is awesome.