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|1 hour 42 min ago||The Limitation...||
About a week ago, the imposed limit was one thread per day (after having something like 5-6 in the space of a few hours at one point), and this would be it for today, but if we're going to have one, Jon Falk makes me not mind it so much. I'll sit down and listen anytime he is speaking as well.
|5 hours 43 min ago||The Road To East Lansing...||
If you're going, be safe as there might be a fair amount of this happening on the side of the "roads" (assuming you can see them) throughout SE and central Michigan today:
|5 hours 52 min ago||Not Related, But...||
Not at all related to recruiting, but this comment made me think of the scene from "The Critic" where Jay Sherman is talking to Humphrey The Hippo (obviously a take on Barney):
Jay: "You are an insipid, walking commercial, and your cereal turned my urine pink!"
Humphrey: "You have to eat six bowls for that to happen!"
|6 hours 1 min ago||Very Nice...||
Just that clip made me want to hear the rest of what Harbaugh said actually. It was very different in tone to the rest of the clips, but in a very awesome way. I don't know how many people in that room who would have included a light-hearted shot at their former coach, but it highlights in Harbaugh - as someone also mentioned above - what I take as a drive to be mentioned among names like Schembechler, and I like that about him.
|15 hours 24 min ago||Cooking And Drinking...||
I had something of a hodge podge going tonight - grilled sirloin with garlic infused quinoa and asparagus. it turned out nicely, but I wasn't sure any of the food would even survive my trip to Meijer earlier today. There were definitely a lot of people stocking up for snow, Super Bowl festivities and an otherwise blisteringly cold week .
|18 hours ago||Not Even....||
I'll be 42 in 2020, so don't feel too bad. Actually, many regulars on the site will be even older than that by then, so you're not dealing with the youngest crowd out there certainly, but damned if we aren't technologically savvy for the most part regardless.
|18 hours 33 min ago||As An Alum...||
Differentiating between academic and sports arrogance
As an alumnus, I say we try to avoid these discussions - alum vs. non-alum - on the blog. They never end well. Also, the whole "Walverine" thing....do we really care about terms invented by the seedier branches jealous fanbase about an hour up the freeway?
|19 hours 10 min ago||Something Like This...||
I will say that it does look like something more appropriate for a regatta, that trophy, although I don't know if there's a lot you could do to make a boat exhibition on the branch of the Grand that skirts through Ingham County. All the same, it is excellent news any time we beat Michigan State at something.
|21 hours 14 min ago||That Could Be...||
That could very well be. I believe they are second in all-time wins in the Big Ten (less than 50 or so behind Indiana) and in the Top 15 overall regardless of championship wins. It would be interesting to know what the Top 10 are actually in terms of programs with no championship.
|21 hours 36 min ago||At First Glance...||
At first glance in this thread, I so wanted to believe that these were just dried serranos, but then I put my glasses on.
Yeah, threads like this around here do manage to open these - very unnecessarily really. Not sure where the OP was trying to go with this, but I am fairly certain the point didn't arrive.
|21 hours 44 min ago||The Ivies...||
It could be more than this, but the Ivies don't offer athletic scholarships, I believe. Most of the rest of FCS teams have 63 scholarships for football that they can potentially divide among 85 players, so a fair number of players may be on partials. It's an interesting difference between FBS and FCS really.
|1 day 56 min ago||Actually...||
I had thought Green committed in the closing days of January in 2013, about a week or so before NSD that year. I definitely remember the angst and then exhiliration that was experienced here in the weeks leading up to that announcement though.
|1 day 1 hour ago||Such Reasoning...||
"They kind of made it clear over Christmas. They weren't excited. When I was going to take the job at Kentucky, they were excited. They didn't sound like that with Michigan."
I told my family that I was going to march right into that kitchen and make myself a pastrami on rye. They weren't excited. When I told them that I was also considering just heating up a can of Campbell's cream of mushroom and using it as an exfoliant, they were excited. So many great uses for such reasoning.
|1 day 1 hour ago||Strangely...||
I believe Higdon is their only RB commit (although you're spot on here - 20 RBs seems like an Iowa move), and in a seemingly un-Ferentz move, they've got 3-4 WRs in the class too so far, or so I last read. The notion of them perhaps not pitching it to a TE on at least every third play makes me wonder what is going on down there.
|1 day 14 hours ago||Could Be Mistaken...||
I could be mistaken here, but if I remember correctly Snyder has had considerable contact with Mike Riley as he was - I believe - an Oregon State commit before Riley made the jump to Nebraska, so we would have had a lot of makeup work to do (just in terms of familiarity with coaches, I would think) in order to flip him perhaps. I still believe we could potentially be in for a pleasant surprise or two on NSD this coming Wednesday.
|1 day 17 hours ago||I'll Be Honest...||
I had always assumed that this was some obscure way of saying "cumin" and took it has a cue to use more of it in marinades, chili and other applications. I am glad to find out I am wrong, but sad to find out that the chicken currently marinating in the fridge will have an...interesting flavor when I grill it tomorrow.
|1 day 17 hours ago||Jet's Pizza....||
Like someone above, I've got Jet's too - it took 90 minutes, so after a call I managed to get some pop and a discount on top of everything too. Of course, I put the pop aside and went straight for the Boddington's. Other than that, it has been a rather uneventful Friday evening to date.
|1 day 18 hours ago||Taking This Down...||
Pickard commits to Syracuse
This could have been easily covered in the announcement thread honestly.
|1 day 18 hours ago||NBC Sports....||
If anyone is interested, NBC Sports also added some speculation on who CMU might target now that it won't be Hoke - LINK
Aside from Hoke, other rumored candidates have included Detroit Lions special teams coordinator John Bonamego, Tennessee wide receivers coach Zach Azzanni, Ferris State head coach Tony Annese, Virginia Tech offensive coordinator Scot Loeffler, Alabama offensive line coach Mario Cristobal and Illinois defensive coordinator Tim Banks among many, many others.
|1 day 21 hours ago||On That Subject...||
Maize'n'Brew has a short piece here - LINK
Heitzman had a nice summary of his time at Michigan though:
"The past few years have been an unforgettable journey full of ever lasting memories, both exciting and saddening," Heitzman said on Instagram. "I have experienced the spoils of winning and the heartbreak of losing. I have always blamed my struggles on external factors and never realized that all of this was part of the process of becoming a Michigan man. It has been the most challenging yet rewarding 4 years of my life and for that I will be forever grateful."
Best of luck to him in the future.
|1 day 23 hours ago||Very Nice...||
I am trying to imagine a scenario now where the picture switches but not the audio and you get Joe Buck's play-by-play on top of the porn. I am sure that's not what happened, of course, but I can only imagine sending the clip as a memento to Buck later on.
|2 days 5 min ago||Good Luck To Him...||
For Bellomy, particularly with the way things are evolving now, this is probably a very sound move. It is a shame that it did not work out better for him at Michigan though you can tell he worked extremely hard, but he gets his degree from Michigan (huge plus) and hopefully a shot at some extensive playing time somewhere. Good luck to him in the future.
|2 days 1 hour ago||Embed For The Board...|
|2 days 1 hour ago||To Alum96...||
The volume and depth of these updates, both here and in the diary section, have been phenomenal, informative and very much appreciated. Thanks for putting the time and effort into these. It is one of the things that makes this blog a cut above anything else out there really.
|2 days 1 hour ago||This Past Month...||
It is this first month which helps me remain somewhat excited to see how the class for 2015 shakes out on Wednesday. The energy and drive and the level of organization that has been apparent in the last 30 or so days, which has allowed much more than I expected to get accomplished, is wonderful to witness even from this far vantage point of being a fan and alum of the school. The ceilling seems high again and the atmosphere is, well, youthful and electric in a way that I don't know it has been in a long time.
|2 days 1 hour ago||If You Had Asked....||
If you had asked me before me morning meeting what I would come back and see, it would not have been in me to guess all 120 or so downvotes of this:
Just when you thought things were going Harbaugh
....and please don't ever do that again, especially not on a Friday. You go to your room and think about what you did, as my parents were known to say.
|2 days 4 hours ago||Made It To Friday...||
Well, we made it to Friday with very few bumps and bruises around here, so well done, everyone.
Not a big weekend planned here - everyone in the house has been getting into or out of some stage of the latest stomach flu or whatever it is (my turn was on Monday into Tuesday), so the place is pretty much trashed and you could build a shed with the Vernors cans sitting on the counter in the kitchen at the moment. To that end, the weekend is pretty much devoted to correcting that trend.
The National Weather Service is waffling on Sunday's forecast - the quick summary says 1-3 inches of snow, but the expert forecast opinion that they published for SE Michigan opens the door to much more than that. We shall see. I have shovels and salt and, more importantly, additional labor that people call "children" from time to time - I've tried to involve them in winter cleanup this season too.
|2 days 6 hours ago||Mentioned Above...||
....but also consistent with the best guess put forth on Burnt Orange Nation - LINK :
Florida State quarterback commit Kai Locksley would probably be more likely to commit now given the even more open depth chart without the possibility of earning early playing time next fall.
There are also updates on the rest of their class for this cycle, if you really are into Texas recruiting.
|2 days 16 hours ago||I Wrote A Check...||
I don't really need to write checks anymore, but until a few years ago, I wrote one per month because of an argument with the bank that used to own my mortgage (that somehow changed too in the intervening time). I wanted to take advantage of the auto-pay feature on the site for my mortgage, but they wouldn't let me do it unless I had a checking or savings account with them, something which seemed asinine being that Bank Of The West's nearest branches are about an hour west of Chicago (at least when I last bothered to look), some five hours west of me. They would not budge on this minor detail either. At the time when this tiff occured, my credit union did not have an app for "circumventing" that issue quite yet.
|2 days 16 hours ago||Drinking Indeed...||
I probably shouldn't go too far into drinking as I do have to face a lot of Continuous Improvement meeting type stuff tomorrow, but then it is things like that which occasionally inspire drinking. To that end, I have a pint of Boddington's sitting here as I casually listen to basketball. It definitely made be less grumbly when I went outside a bit earlier to scrape about an inch of wet snow off the driveway.