From Portage Northern.
|2 days 21 hours ago||i'm old I guess||
And that's a creepy video.
|3 days 15 hours 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.
|3 days 17 hours 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?
|1 week 3 days 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.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Great piece, Ace||
Really cool to see how they've both grown up from the first picture to the last.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||I figured dropping a neg on him was sufficient, but yeah||
I figured dropping a neg on him was sufficient, but yeah
|5 weeks 3 days 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.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||With all due respect||
I'm sure Shaun Crawford is a fine young man.
|10 weeks 3 days 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.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||What?||
What does "grandstaff being a stauskus" mean? I can't even imagine an autocorrect in that.
never mind. I googled "grandstaff".
|12 weeks 1 day ago||who are the tigers playing?||
|12 weeks 1 day 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?
|13 weeks 2 days 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?
|13 weeks 2 days 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.
|15 weeks 1 day 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
|15 weeks 2 days ago||yeah.||
I stand corrected. thanks.
|15 weeks 3 days 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!
|15 weeks 3 days 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.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||There are only three known||
There are only three known scores in Soccer.
|16 weeks 16 hours 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.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Thank-you||
I had no idea.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Seasonal?||
If I'm not mistaken, Oberon is not available anywhere this time of year.
|17 weeks 3 days ago||Ever had a shortS spelled||
Ever had a shortS spelled backwards?
|17 weeks 6 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.
|18 weeks 4 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.
|19 weeks 21 hours 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!
|19 weeks 1 day 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.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||Just||
|19 weeks 1 day 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.
|19 weeks 6 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?
|20 weeks 1 day 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.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Nice!||
Love seeing the Vibe score. Thanks. Brandon, are they compiled somewhere?
|20 weeks 6 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.
|21 weeks 6 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.
|22 weeks 1 day 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?
|22 weeks 2 days 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.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||2014 RB recruit...||
...Is Ross Douglas, and that's a good thing.
|24 weeks 3 days 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.
|24 weeks 4 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.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||Wow||
I'm guessing you have trouble retaining friends.
|25 weeks 1 day 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.
|26 weeks 6 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.
|28 weeks 14 hours 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.
|28 weeks 1 day 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.
|31 weeks 3 days ago||Only in the newer Phase VII units||
Only in the newer Phase VII units
|32 weeks 1 day ago||totally agree||
Talk football with someone really into FF and you'll find he doesn't know anything about football.
|32 weeks 1 day 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.
|32 weeks 1 day ago||Fresh water perch from Lake Erie?||
I call it Toxic.
|32 weeks 1 day 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.
|33 weeks 1 day 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.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||THEE||
Please, Pay attention to details. THEE Ohio, state of.
|33 weeks 5 days ago||Seriously?||
Say hi to COACHBT.
|33 weeks 5 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.
|34 weeks 1 day 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.
|34 weeks 2 days 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.
|34 weeks 3 days 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.
|36 weeks 2 days 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.
|36 weeks 5 days 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.
|37 weeks 1 day 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.
|37 weeks 3 days 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.
|37 weeks 4 days ago||Gross overstatement||
You are an idiot.
Sorry, dark pope, it's not you, it's Amazing blue, who is the idiot.
|37 weeks 5 days 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.
|37 weeks 5 days ago||Whu||
Omg. Seriously. You must be joking. You've got to be Kidding. I can't believe my fucking ears.
|38 weeks 2 days 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.
|38 weeks 6 days ago||Best possible||
Best possible. Those aren't possible.
|38 weeks 6 days ago||Academics||
UT and GT would be the best possible adds from an academic perspective. But I guess nobody cares about that.
|38 weeks 6 days ago||Event in Chicago||
Seth, yes an event in Chicago would be great. An event in EVANSTON on Friday night, not for me.
|39 weeks 4 days ago||End over end rotation is not||
End over end rotation is not a good pitch.
|41 weeks 6 days 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.
|41 weeks 6 days ago||I'd be happy just to have||
I'd be happy just to have down, distance and ball placement working on the scoreboards.
|42 weeks 1 day 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.
|42 weeks 1 day 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.
|42 weeks 6 days ago||What's all the fuss about?||
Michigan's win-loss record in bye weeks is 0-0.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||Could not care less||
Unless he was a she, and then it might be interesting.
|44 weeks 6 days 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.
|45 weeks 2 days ago||Ok, love watching but ya||
Ok, love watching but ya couldn't include the catch that happened in the next second?
|45 weeks 3 days 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"?
|45 weeks 3 days 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!
|46 weeks 1 day ago||The greatest MGOBLOG irregular feature||
I love VEQ! I wish it could be a regular.
This chapter has to be named "arrogance".
|46 weeks 3 days ago||I||
I keep every snapping my fingers and it still doesn't work.
|46 weeks 6 days 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.
|47 weeks 21 hours ago||thought so.||
|47 weeks 1 day ago||Just curious:||
Am I the only one that actually looked at Marlin Jackson's foundation website?
|47 weeks 2 days 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!
|47 weeks 2 days ago||That's exactly the lesson I learned.||
That's exactly the lesson I learned.
|47 weeks 3 days 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.
|47 weeks 3 days 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.
|47 weeks 3 days ago||Stribling||
That scrimmage video had him making several nice plays and he looks bigger than your average "stringbean".
|47 weeks 3 days 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!
|48 weeks 2 days ago||Would love to know when my next BJ is coming||
But suspense Is fun too.
|48 weeks 5 days 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.
|49 weeks 1 day 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.
|51 weeks 1 day ago||Is it ok||
If I still love those guys?
|51 weeks 1 day ago||No.||
No. A thousand (1,000) times
|51 weeks 3 days ago||Thank-you!||
For the plausible, credible, sane explanation for why I can go to bed now.
Goodnight and merry Christmas everyone!
|1 year 1 week 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 1 week ago||. Yes . I misunderstood the||
I misunderstood the future as seen by Him.
|1 year 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 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 2 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 3 weeks ago||Tom Goss||
Hands down, forget about it.
|1 year 3 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 4 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 4 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 5 weeks ago||he kinda leaned into that||
he kinda leaned into that punch, didn't he?
|1 year 5 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 5 weeks ago||Mone?||
Aren't we forgetting Mone, who's pretty damned good too?
|1 year 5 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 5 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 6 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 6 weeks ago||source?||
I'd love to know where you're getting the 15 year old graphic -- please share.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||thanks||
|1 year 7 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 7 weeks ago||Beg to differ||
In the conference alone, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota are much stronger overall universities.
|1 year 7 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 7 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 7 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 8 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 12 weeks ago||hands?||
Wouldn't kicking the ball with the front feet be considered "hands"?
|1 year 12 weeks ago||i thought||
Anchors are supposed to sink. to the bottom.
|1 year 13 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 14 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 14 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 14 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 15 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 15 weeks ago||plus a million||
For that one.
Remember: it's their rivalry, not ours.
|1 year 15 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 15 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 15 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 19 weeks ago||and if you we're older||
you would include Anthony Carter.
|1 year 19 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 21 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 23 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 23 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 26 weeks ago||Devin Hester!||
Denard is Devin Hester with a brain trained on the offensive side of the ball.
|1 year 27 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 27 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 27 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 27 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 27 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 27 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 27 weeks ago||beat me to it..||
Schofield to guard...
|1 year 27 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 29 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 29 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 30 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 33 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 33 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?
|1 year 38 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.
|1 year 39 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.
|1 year 40 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.
|1 year 40 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?
|1 year 46 weeks ago||position doesn't matter||
give it to Kovacs.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||grant land||
you have to read the article in Grantland to get it.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Hinton is back where he should be||
That is awesome.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Every Snap||
I'm flying to Europe on Friday night and Saturday night I'm going to be jetlag tired so I won't be able to sit up at 2AM to see the game even if I could get it. I figure my best bet's going to be to wait until I can watch an Every Snap edit. (Please, ABC, leave them alone!). That way I can watch it without taking too much time out of my vacation.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Sherman||
somebody remind me why Sherman decided to burn his way to Savannah instead of west through Alabama.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||hate to throw a wet blanket||
hate to throw a wet blanket on this. I just don't see how certain undersized DLs are going to stand up the Bama OLs. I feel like Bama constraint plays are going to be very easy play actions against Mattison stacking the box. Here's hoping Denard can manage a 40 point outburst against a rebuilding defense.
|2 years 1 week ago||Mediums||
Not that it matters to anyone, but I have a pet peave about the use of the word "mediums".
Mediums is a plural term for certain tee-shirt sizes and people who conduct seances. Media is the collective term for a communication (or in my professional case, advertising) medium like Mgoblog and another, like ESPN TV.
Just my axe to grind.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||you're mistaken||
It happened about 8 weeks ago, actually a week before the spring game.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Tough choice to make||
I think this speaks to how fateful is the decision that elite QBs have to make. Elite teams ideal scenario is to to take exactly one blue chip QB every year. Where that is the case, there will inevitably be kids that either never get to play or have to transfer, sit out and hope to play somewhere else.
Just look at Michigan over the last several years:
The ins: Brady, Henson, Navarre, Henne, Sherideathreet, Tate Forcier, Robinson, ???
The outs: Gonzales, Mignery, Guiterrez, Jason Forcier, Brinton, Mallett, Threet, Tate Forcier, ???
What's cool is guys like Gonzales or Mignery who figure out how to stay and be meaningful contributors. Having said that, I don't necessarily hold it against any of the above for leaving either. (I just don't happen to like Ryan Mallett.)
|2 years 9 weeks ago||coughing up a lung laughing||
"the median of all Ohio state fans" is the funniest thing Brian has written in months. God I love this web site.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||so damn hard||
Hart, Long, Breaston.
Also, there's a guy that's not been mentioned anywhere here but deserves a shoutout: all time leading kicker in at least a few categories, Garrett Rivas.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||Three stars can be good too!||
Jesus, is the world about to be hit by an asteroid?
Can anyone remember who Michigan's all-time leading rusher is? He must have been a ELITE FIVE-STAR HURR-HURR-HURR right? OK, here's a hint: he also holds the records for games with 100+, 150+ and 200+ yards.
Yeah, I can't remember either. 2007 was so long ago.
RBs are sooooo overrated!
|2 years 10 weeks ago||the first shoe to drop||
Rock will be the first shoe to drop during the summer semester of 2012. there will be more, including, if history holds, incoming freshmen. it happens every year and it's why people like Brian project a class 5-6 larger than the available scholarships extant.
All the gnashing about recruiting class rankings is hot air before we see the roster in the middle of August. Remember Chris Barnett just last year? Austin White? Antonio Kinard and Conelius Jones? Witherspoon and Hill in 2008?
Shit happens. This is not to bait a discussion of which players are on the outs, just to say they're there and we won't know who they are until the fall. And there will be more.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||I'm too old||
My first season in the student section I watched Anthony Carter. I can't do this. But I can do this without a whole lot of thought:
Call me on my Car phone to tell me I'm lame.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||no||
they don't find adding 2+2 any easier using a smart phones calculator than just using their fingers like they always have.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||yes.||
All the wires had to have been very confusing.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||FBI setups||
Yes, I did read that article but I'd heard about it before. We may be getting dangerously close to crossing the line into politics here, but I'll just say this: I think the FBI is conducting these operations solely for homeland security PR and not for catching terrorists. It's all bullshit. This thread is shot through with bullshit -- People: this was not a terrorists plot! It was an FBI plot!
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Sarcasm?||
I can't tell if you're being sarcastic or if you don't know that the FBI has been setting up these kinds of things for years, making some of us wonder if their time would be better spent actually looking for actual plots instead of ideating plots for would-be-terrorists to act out.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||This reminds so much of Gabe||
This reminds so much of Gabe Watson and Terrence Taylor. The same spring stories were being written about them in their final years. Which is a good thing because both of those guys had senior seasons that got them drafted. So, a toast to the ascendency of yet another underperforming, weight-challenged superstar HS prospect.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Yes, indeed these are||
Yes, indeed these are "recruiting weights" and Shallman is just now learning how to parallel park. No reason to think he won't be even bigger in 18 months.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Thanks for that||
Seth, simply an awesome pile of work. So glad you're a contributor here.
The only area where I have any issue is in that which you glossed over with the Hopkins-Askew reference, fullbacks. I think I understand your distinction -- that Hopkins, Askew (and the Rodriguez-era Grady) are ball-carrying fullbacks, whereas a Shea or a Dudley were never allowed to touch it unless it was thrown to them. Shea and Dudley also happened to be huge, peaking out at 251 and 249 respectively.
And then there's Shallman, a junior in HS already bigger than either of those guys when they were seniors in college. He's even heavier, already, than Ron Dayne. Seth, I'm just not buying he's a ball carrier.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||I'm going to be the||
I'm going to be the contrarian here and say Shallman's not going to carry the ball much. Not that I don't think he's a great kid and a great football player, but that size just doesn't work as a feature ball carrier. I looked at the 4 and 5 star RBs and FBs of the last three years and at 250 Shallman is among the very biggest FBs.
With Houma, Funchess and Williams in the 12 class and Shallman, Bell and Butt in the 13 class, Borges is stacking up on skill-substitution guys in a big and varied way. With Denard in the rearview mirror, this type of "manball" should be very interesting to watch.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||Shortest practice timetable||
One interesting piece from the article was the table showing first practice and spring game dates. Hoke's decided to compress the legal number of practice hours into an 18-day schedule, the shortest in the conference. (Assumes they don't go on and practice after the spring game.) Don't know what the dates are for spring break... maybe that's got something to do with it.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||second breaston||
I can't imagine not including Breaston. 350 in the rose bowl. punt and kick return record holder. poet. sweet kid.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||really?||
What has Nebraska got going for it that an Ohio kid can't get from Ohio? Or Michigan or Sparty? I'm sorry if I didn't detect any sarcasm.
|2 years 21 weeks ago||i'll give you 100-1 right now||
how much do want to wager?
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Me too||
Much appreciate what Ross is doing for us but this BSE/PSN is utterly without context. Like, WHOSE eye and WHOSE number are we talking about, never mind the backside/playside part of the puzzle.
EDIT: OK, maybe this helps a bit, (quote found here) . "We want the blocker to aim his eyes at the proper landmark (Playside number)." So the "eye" is the blocker's and the number is the DL's.
And then, we say "duh".
|2 years 24 weeks ago||don't think so||
You must be thinking of another bar, because she was gone to NY before Rick's opened.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||I'm pretty sure I smelled the||
I'm pretty sure I smelled the first puddle of puke ever given up to the floor in about 1981 when it first opened. 'tsall I got.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||If he can graduate, he can||
If he can graduate, he can transfer and play next fall. as long as it's not the big ten, I hope nothing but the best for him. I don't quite understand how a judge can expect a guy to make regular 7:30 probation check-ins without a driver's license. Wouldn't his have been a good case for a restricted license?
|2 years 27 weeks ago||I am perfectly happy with the||
I am perfectly happy with the "popularity contest". I'm just not hung up on the question of who's number one. To me, college football is a many-splendored thing with maize and blue and winged helmets being the most splendiferous. There's just so much more to it than the wins and losses and if, a few times in my lifetime Michigan ends up undefeated, I will die contented.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||what about Alabama?||
Pardon me for being naive, but, I'm pretty sure Alabama is the best team in college football, 2011, as proved by their shutting out LSU when all the chips were on the table.
I understand the whole regular season thing, but, I also think the idea is to identify the best team in the country. And I think the BCS did just that.
Yes, opinions are involved. Whether you have +1, or a +3 or a +7, you're still going to be looking at single elimination of 1, 3 or 7 teams that were chosen based largely on the opinions of poll participants. If you can't tell, I preferred the "mythical" thing. Call me old and stupid. it won't hurt my feelings.
|2 years 33 weeks ago||Gibson||
I will go out on a limb here. I have no inside info on AZ or RRs other plans.
I can't believe RR would be so numb to his past mistakes as to hire Gibson as a D position coach BEFORE hiring a DC.
So, I think he has hired TG as a special teams guy.
|2 years 34 weeks ago||Apologies||
Wow. I am usually good spelling names, and I know it's Hoke. I guess it's the first time I've ever typed it out. Truly embarrassed.
|2 years 34 weeks ago||Jim Harbaugh||
For being a dick and turning down Hoch's Job. Thanks Jim.
|2 years 35 weeks ago||Feeling good, but....||
How did Ohio beat Wisconsin? I appreciate the relative ease with which Mac-bowl bound Purdue was able to beat Ohio. But how did Wisconsin fail?
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Cam Gordon||
He was in as a LB for at least one snap in the first quarter. Don't know why only one.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||I'm with you on all of them||
in 97. Colorado, Penn state, OSU, comebacks against Iowa and nd, obviously WSU.. all of them.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||a rogue pick||
I'm going with Penn state, 1997. it was a statement game, a lot at stake and Michigan pummeled them in enemy territory.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||Make him wrong||
I can't remember where I read it, but I know it was in the context of RR's spread offense at the time: "the idea is to make the playside DE guess wrong". I know this isn't a zone read play, but the net effect seems to be the same -- get the DE out of position. All that is to say, man, it's a tough job.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||very nice piece||
I wonder if you know how lucky you are. I was a student-fan from 1980-1982.
we had AC, Wangler, Troy's dad and one helluva defense. We lost bowl games. one year we lost to South Carolina, ND and Wiscy by a total of 11 points. heartbreaking.
We did not have Denard. We had not yet seen Desmond, Woodson, a national championship or Mike, Jake and Chad. We were stuck in the grinding midterm of Bo's era.
We did not have night games. We did not have cellphones. But one thing we did have...
We could walk through the turnstiles with a 12-pack on our shoulders. (No shit.)
Ands that's the best I can say. you, young man are on top of the world.
|2 years 45 weeks ago||The Team, The Team, The Team||
Sorry, but I think this is just wrong:
"With two defensive touchdowns, Brandon Herron added 9.1 points of value in just the returns, not to mention 8.5 points in value from the turnovers themselves."
Herron was in the right places at the right times, and OK, I'll give him credit for having pretty good LB speed. (I suppose RVB also got some kind of nominal credit for falling on a fumbled QB snap.) But all football plays are team plays. And if credit is going to be doled out to individuals, why not Ryan and Kovacs instead of Herron?
I'm sure this seems pedantic -- actually it IS pedantic -- but I have a bigger point to make. This kind of analysis, like fantasy football, tends to overweight the importance of players who touch the ball vs. players who make key physical plays away from the ball. I think to participate in fantasy football is to make an idiot of yourself because you become obsessed with the shiny objects and quit paying attention to or caring about the guys in the trenches. I like what Mathlete does in TEAM quantification but I also get bleary eyed when he starts talking about this player or that player scoring "points" for his team.
|3 years 1 week ago||Ditto||
That's what I'm getting on my iPad to, but it doesn't seem to be fucking anything else up.
|3 years 1 week ago||This is crowd sourcing!||
Sort of. The thing to be mindful of is that the gist of UFR is Brian's opinion as to what happened on any given play. Who did well and who effed up is in the eye of the beholder and enhancing an Mgoblog UFR is putting refinement to editorial content, which may not be useful, particularly since the video itself doesn't tell the whole story.
What would elevate the art would be better ORIGINAL video, as opposed to better editing of available video.
I mailed Brian about the availability of full-22 video. It is not. Available. The only people who have it are the teams and by extension, the league. And they don't share it. Damn them. There's a camera on the roof, right over the 50, that's recording everything. And we can't see it. So when Brian critiques the play of a safety or cornerback, a lot of times that player isn't even in view for said critique.
I applaud Brian for what he's done but he's always had to do it with less than full vision.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Yeah||
RR is a plausible explanation for Evans leaving but it's hard to imagine he'd turn back around after putting two-plus years between himself and a bad situation.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Better question is||
What happened to Evans in the first place?
He started against Utah and then disappeared. (wouldn't it be ironic if he started for BHs first game too?)
I have read the back story about Hampton, etc, but there's never been any explanation for his demise and rebirth. It reminds me of The Natural, the Roy Hobbs story. It's just weird.