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|2 days 26 min ago||Pitt||
have close ties to that place. Them firing wannestach was a perfect example of "grass is greener" and now this is what, their 5th coach in 4 years? I think this is a good hire but it's still a barren wasteland over there, and basically has been ever since they moved into Steelers' stadium. It's an nfl town playing college ball in an nfl stadium and there is no school in America that gets less support from their students.
|2 days 21 hours ago||Yep -||
I liked Nuss. Thought he was going to do well here. At the start of the season I argued that between Mattison and Nuss, we had (at the very least) the top3 tandem of coodinators in the conference. Not sure how things went so far south, but that is neither here nor there.
What this just makes official, as if it wasn't already known, we'll have another OC - 3 in 3 years - for our young offense. Hopefullly Harbaugh (if it is Harbaugh) can muster up some quick returns, or we're looking at another season of offensive despair.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Fox||
has the worst sports broadcast out of all the major outlets, by far. As a soccer fan, it makes me incredibly nervous for the World Cup...
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I agree||
woops double post
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I agree||
with you but if I recall you are usually one of the biggest rr slappies when his team is winning...
|3 weeks 21 hours ago||i tend to agree||
with your assestment a bit more, especially this part:
His best win in 5 years was 8-5 Florida. His 2nd and 3rd best wins were rivalry games vs decent, not great Ole Miss in year 1 and year 5. I cannot find a 4th best win in his first 5 years - it would be between Rice in a bowl and UM in a bowl. So in 64 (including 4 bowls) opportunities in 5 years I am at a loss to find a 4th quality win.
Mullen hasn't beaten anyone, really, and has padded his W/L total with the Troys and Alcorn States of the world. And fine, you want to say he's at the Purdue of the SEC. I get that, but we're not asking him to win the SEC Title Game - I just want to see an upset or two that proves he can get over that hump; merely showing up and losing close doesn't count.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||maybe||
a third time will get ya laughing.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||i have it||
on good authority that about 22 of those loses were due to lack of support. and he should have a full 11 more wins that came the year after he was fired. the adjusted record should be closer to 100 million - 0.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||i have it||
on good authority that about 22 of those loses were due to lack of support. and he should hae a full 11 more wins that came the year after he was fired. the adjusted record should be closer to 100 million - 0.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Had to turn off||
the podcast once it became the audio version of the mgoblog-RR-revisionist history hour.
Okay Ace - Michigan didn't pony up for Casteel - even assuming you're right, the only reasonable option to that was to hire Greg Robinson and force him to run a 3-3-5? Surely there were more than 2 defensive coordinators in the world in 2009. But nope - everything bad that happened to RR was because the amorphous "We" here at Michigan sabotaged his every move.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Alright Debbie downers.||
Alright Debbie downers. Let's calm down a bit. Going into this game we would all take a tied game at half. The team literally had the worst start you could imagine and then bounced back. Let's wait to see what happens in the second half before we start our bitching
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Whole half flipped on that||
Whole half flipped on that holding call. Killed our momentum , gave ohio the ball at the end.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Ohio has two timeouts. That||
Ohio has two timeouts. That 15 seconds would have been there regardless people
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Say||
what you want about rich rod but you have to hand it to him -- despite all the challenges he faced here, all the people actively conspiring to ruin his tenure, the fans and alumni who sabotaged his teams on the field, the athletic director who forced him to hire Greg Robinson, the mad scientist who then forced Greg Robinson to run a 3-3-5, despite all that..., the man still has the ability to be the most divisive person in 130+ years of Michigan football.
Congratulations coach! With today's win you are 3-10 against your major rivals since 2007.
|5 weeks 3 hours ago||or...||
the opposite. that he knows he's staying and thinks he can leverage this year to get a higher rated kid.
seems to me if your theory was correct, there would be a wink wink nudge nudge bargain with the kid to that affect - and we wouldnt see his coach or his teammates slamming Mullen in the media.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||A lot of people have said||
the Russell bellomy Nebraska game. Odd thing about that game is we were in the drivers seat to goto the big ten championship game - I still think if denard never gets hurt we would be playing in Indy that year. Which would have completly changed the perception of the program - but alas it wasn't meant to be.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Disagree||
with your assetment re the students. The rest of the stadium was never full, but student section was completely empty the entire game. Empty like 80 rows empty, as opposed to the 10 seats in front of me empty. Thats a mischaracterization to say "an awful lot" of everyone left at halftime. All the students left, most of the crowd stayed until the start of the 4th.
And this after the students marched to fire Brandon, get him fired, and then don't bother to show up to a 3:30 game? Fine. The team sucks. But you're a student. You literally have nothing to do on Saturday but drink.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Well||
he did tear his ACL in the first game last year.
|8 weeks 12 hours ago||Also||
you talk about your predictions coming true, well, post them. Let's see the links. I want to see the sugar bowl game thread where you say this is going to be Charlie Weiss part two. While you're at it, I want to see the fire rr thread where you predict that any coach will come in and win 11 games the next year including a bcs win.
|8 weeks 13 hours ago||I don't know what this means||
but yes I am sure casteel is making more due to soemthing called inflation. Otherwise I have no idea what point you're trying to make. The fact is he took a pay cut to goto arizona. Period.
|8 weeks 18 hours ago||If all your predictions have come true||
you should probably start playing the lottery.
|8 weeks 18 hours ago||I think||
people are just anti losing , which we've done a lot during the rich rod years and the last two hoke years. But when hoke was winning even this blog had some meme that he pooped gold magic or something.
That's all this is: Winning , losing, and revisionist history.
No one and I mean no one (not even brian) wanted RR back after that gator bowl. And everyone loved the hoke hire after the sugar bowl. Can anyone just recognize that fact?
|8 weeks 18 hours ago||Several||
people point out that rich rod was undermined by nefarious sources in the AD because he didn't get administrative support. These people use the DC salary as the #1 example of that "fact."
|8 weeks 18 hours ago||Odd||
" NOBODY is going to take a pay cut and then move their family to take a lateral position. Nobody."
I like you mgrowold but maybe you should Check your facts.
Casteel HIMSELF took a pay cut to goto arizona -- which probably wouldn't even be considered a lateral move from WVU. So yeah, you're wrong here.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||love||
The notion of Marc richt Here
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Holes in their field||
hahaha - so?? It's a football game not a golf green.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Honestly shut up dantonio||
i don't even care if it was some spear planted in the stadium - it's about time this team shows some sort of swagger anyways -- but the fact that it was a foot (if that) long stake just makes him out to be a delusional nut. I mean, you just curb stomped us and basically own us for the better part of a decade. Why can't you just shut up?
|8 weeks 5 days ago||This should be a productive conversation||
seriously lets debate this again
|9 weeks 1 hour ago||A story of another epic beatdown in EL||
In January 2011 a Michigan team was going to EL in what everyone considered to be a bloodbath. The team was, at that point, 11-9 with wins mainly against cupcakes like North Carolina Central and Bryant University. They were 1-7 in the BIG, and on a 6 game losing streak. The coach, in his 4th year, was 57-62 at Michigan. He had gone to the big Tourney two years earlier, but most considered that to be a fluke. MSU bros painted their chest – 1181 – the amount of days since Michigan had last beaten state in football or basketball.
It was going to be ugly…
…until it wasn’t. Until an “aneurysm of leadership” propelled this team to victory, to an improbable 4th place finish in the BIG, another invite to the tournament, and set the stage for the machine that is Michigan Basketball today.
What we have now wasn’t even a possibility on that cold winter January evening. Beliein and the basketball team, left for dead in 2011, is now a perennial powerhouse; putting six players in the NBA since that night, with more almost assuredly on the way. All while rampaging through the B1G (the toughest conference in America, mind you) and getting within inches of a terrible block call from winning the whole damn thing.
And the impetus for all of it can be traced directly from that January night in EL.
It only takes one game to change the course of a season, a coach, a program.
Go Blue – beat State.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||3/9||
i stand corrected. didnt think to count the guys and just based my number off brian's.