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|7 hours 16 min ago||Maybe...||
Maybe, but still much better than a poor man's Steve Alford, as that is in fact Steve Alford.
Either way, welcome to Michigan, Wayne Lyons. Very interested in the makeup of the secondary, or at least moreso now with this addition.
|8 hours 21 min ago||My Picks...||
My own picks, which now reflect only two of the pools I am in - the two I still have some hope in when it comes to winning some cash....
- Notre Dame (I had a pregame tossup feel about this one though, but not so much now)
Having now revealed my actual picks in those brackets, someone goes down. That seems to be the way that goes for me.
|8 hours 39 min ago||The Old Campaign....||
This thread reminds me....
|10 hours 46 min ago||If I Could Play...||
If I could actually in fact play basketball at a level which could not be described as "comical", I would probably go with:
1) John Beilein
2) Gregg Marshall
3) Steve Alford (just for kicks, for one game to see what that experience is like)
4) Mike Krzyzewski (not a Duke fan at all, but intellectually there would be interest due to name alone)
5) Sean Miller
|13 hours 32 min ago||My Two Cents...||
As for myself, I do agree with the people that are saying the old configuration had a nice, clean look about it - especially in aerial shots - but I also believe the renovations were much needed and that the atmosphere enhancements that came with that are positive, particularly the noise level now, which works much more in our favor, I think.
|13 hours 48 min ago||Great Gesture...||
That's an awesome gesture from Smith, and consistent with who he was widely understood to be as a person, I would think. The simple instructions he left - "enjoy a dinner out, compliments of Coach Smith" - we pretty nice, and hopefully a fair number of those players raise a glass to their former coach.
|13 hours 53 min ago||You Know...||
I saw the orginal title going into a meeting, was uneasy and a little perturbed throughout the meeting, and then came back to see the edit. First and foremost, thank you to the OP for changing this so that there was not mass panic...well, more mass panic anyway. Second, definitely be careful about reporting injuries of any kind - we've had some problems with such threads historically. Rare but significant issues, we'll say.
|15 hours 35 min ago||Great Work...||
First and foremost, excellent work, SpaceCoyote.
Above the technical details, I actually liked the brief lookback to Tressel (I didn't think about the fleeting philosophical connection before), and it is relevant really because I believe that - like Tressel - Jim Harbaugh has been / is good when it comes to getting the defense to respect the entire offense and have to worry about the entire width of the field.
They have said they'll tailor the offense - by which I assume they mean the distribution of playcalls from the broader playbook - to whoever stands out ultimately at QB. It would be interesting to see how the same basic philsophy expresses itself in that regard.
|15 hours 46 min ago||The Previous Offers...||
Taking a look at his Rivals page, and there was until just now basically a distinct lack of high-end offers. Among those listed (and this is not updated to accommodate the OP's new information) are Akron, Ball State, Eastern Michigan, Northern Illinois, Illinois State, UC Davis and a couple others. Nebraska offered him as well, according to this.
|15 hours 52 min ago||Nice....||
The celebration put on my Hardaway after that sinks is fantastic, in my opinion. More players should develop something like that for threes or otherwise difficult shots.
To the OP, well done on a first thread - like someone said, some recent game history and a little more detail and you're right there. Good work.
|15 hours 59 min ago||Welcome To Michigan...||
“We sent him film and talked for a while, and then it finally came about,” Andrysiak said. “I’ve just been watching practice with (Mattison) and he said he wants me to come in at 215 and we’ll go from there. I don’t know, he must have liked something.”
Sounds like Mattison did indeed like something. Welcome to Michigan, John Andrysiak.
Actually, I believe his father is a Cabrini grad (Allen Park), which isn't too far up the road from where I live.
|21 hours 20 min ago||By Mid Week...||
By midweek next week, they are actually talking about temperatures in the mid-50s here in SE Michigan, so hopefully the trend holds into the weekend. Actually, perhaps it gets even warmer than that, although when it gets too warm in early April, usually we get sheets of rain and the odd tornado later. Oh to be in Michigan now that spring is here indeed.
|1 day 4 hours ago||Wayback Indeed...||
I am at a point where the Nike stuff - what remains of it in the closet - fits again and I have admittedly dragged some of it out as the weather has warmed. Of course, given years and wear, there is not much which is in gameday shape but whatever. As bright as the Adidas maize looks on television (especially after my wife has decided to eff with the brightness and contrast), I do still prefer the more subdued but much more noble Nike version. If that came back, it's definitely not a bad change at all.
|1 day 5 hours ago||Cute And All...||
OT: Zayn Malik Transferring
I do have my doubts about a One Direction thread - or rather, a thread announcing changes which would send them in another direction - would go very far on the blog. If there is more interest than I am giving the blog credit for, I can always put it back. I somehow doubt such a request will come, of course.
|1 day 6 hours ago||Only Asking...||
So, I am assuming that this is considerably more dramatic than when George Michael left Wham! because he essentially wanted to go in another direction? Alternatively, is this like those times when Black Sabbath would up and fire Dio? I guess I need to know how to process this.
|1 day 6 hours ago||Very Interesting...||
"Drake is like my coach out there, he's like my assistant," Michigan running backs coach Tyrone Wheatley said earlier this spring. "He's pointing out who made a mistake, who did what wrong. It's also keeping his mind sharp. As we call it mental reps, he gets the mental reps and is basically my second set of eyes."
Kind of an interesting way to keep Johnson thinking about the role as he recovers and gets back into it actually. I am hoping that we get to see some more Drake this year personally - it was only four games, but those were some nice contributions indeed in those four games.
|1 day 10 hours ago||Here's The Article...||
...from whence the story comes, if anyone is interested - LINK
"We signed a release, basically, with no strings attached," Ferentz said on the first day of Hawkeyes spring practice. "... Bottom line is I want him to be happy about the opportunities in front of him."
Ferentz also added that Rudock was in the "exploratory process" of this, but hopefully the Big Ten doesn't bungle this one.
|1 day 13 hours ago||NBC Sports...||
The NBC article quotes the relevant sections of the NCAA Handbook - LINK
From a supplemental document called "Compliance Information", you get this -
A common problem for student-athletes is in the area of implied endorsements. Remember that if you demonstrate a product on behalf of a company, and/or provide a comment or interview about a product, service or company, you are jeopardizing your eligibility. Please be cautious about these types of circumstances and contact the Compliance Staff BEFORE engaging in any type of activity.
I would doubt anything really comes of this, but it is noteworthy all the same. If compensation was involved, I believe you are not eligible until the appropriate restitution is made, at least under current rules.
|1 day 13 hours ago||The German-Speaking World...||
.....is amusing in this regard. For example, there is a village in Austria named, well (said "foo-king", of course) ,....
|1 day 17 hours ago||Definitely Interesting...||
There is something weirdly compelling about the prospect of seeing a doctor whose name and title happens to be Dr. Wallop Promthong, although I would admittedly be wary of the notion that quite possibly their clientele might not necessarily be in the office for typical ailments. Names like Infinite Grover sort of make me think of "Sesame Street" in a different, decidely psychadelic light and Dallas Ennema sounds like something you might see Dr. Promthong about.
|1 day 20 hours ago||Interesting Stuff...||
These graphics are pretty interesting - I really didn't think about this before, for example, but Gonzaga really does carry the West Coast Conference on its back when it comes to being the main source of income for their Basketball Fund (to the tune of 60% or so). Kansas, Duke, North Carolina, Michigan State and Kentucky are the top overall earners, which isn't shocking at all given the stretch of time being studied.
Very interesting stuff, OP. Thanks for sharing.
|2 days 4 hours ago||If Nothing Else...||
If nothing else, at least it was later in the day and it was 43 degrees. It was 19 degrees on the drive into work this morning. Still, those games in late October and into November can be pretty damn raw from a weather standpoint. Darboh did a nice job of putting that part in perspective, I thought.
Thanks for sharing this - these do help with the relative tedium of spring on the board.
|2 days 6 hours ago||He's Worth It...||
In my own opinion, Jim Harbaugh is worth the comfort that Michigan football is perhaps now headed in a positive direction and the confidence that the ceiling just got much higher for the program and that's before the money really. In other words, he's definitely worth the money for what this potentially means long-term and the transformations that seem to already be happening.
|2 days 6 hours ago||By Volume...||
Actually, believe it or not, on a sheer volume basis - including the number of bans / trips to Bolivia - it would be 2013. I think a lot of that had to be the growing impatience and disillusionment of many here, and indeed the threads during the Penn State game and the utter collapse of the Iowa game were epic and not exactly in a flattering way for the MGoBoard.
|2 days 8 hours ago||Nothing Formal...||
There's nothing really formal written anywhere, but it sort of works out that I am more active during the day (as time permits for me) and JGB catches some stuff later in the evening. There's a 6-7 hour graveyard shift which is largely unmanned where the board is typically on its own. I've sat down in the morning to some interesting beer-fueled threads.
|2 days 8 hours ago||Guinness...||
Sitting down with a Guinness and trying to catch up with the board mainly. The thread on the dirtiest coaches certainly got intriguing to say the least, up to and including the odd unnecessarily histrionic reply, but such is MGoBlog.
As soon as my daughter is done with whatever that is on the family room TV, Wings it shall be over here.
|2 days 9 hours ago||Interesting Line...||
I went to Coach Harbaugh, expressed my feelings and was met with nothing but respect for my decision. I suspect that a man who has passion flowing through his veins could understand me wanting to find the next exciting part of my life.
I would think that there is no one in the program that would understand this decision and the reasoning behind it better than Jim Harbaugh actually, especially as with all the avenues that would have been open, he came back to his alma mater for the next exciting part of his life.
|2 days 12 hours ago||They Could...||
They could do that, as you mention, and indeed Red himself has said in interviews that if he ever felt he was in the way of this team succeeding, he would graciously step aside. At this point, of course, with one year left on his present contract and retirement looming more than likely after that, it is probably safe to assume that his statement means he'll take one more crack at this or has been cleared to do so. It's hard to imagine a scenario where Hackett would do anything.
|2 days 12 hours ago||Funny Indeed...||
Max did a pretty good job there, and indeed, trolling Bruins fans needs to become something of a tradition but I am not sure how that would be achieved.
As for the burger itself, I would definitely give it try. That combination on a burger actually sounds quite good.
|2 days 15 hours ago||Larry Brown And Moving...||
There is something a little uncommon about the fact that someone who has coached a team at some level since the late 1960s as Brown has to have such a lengthy resume of short stops (Kansas might have been his longest, and that's only 5-6 years, I think), but at the same time, he is thought of generally as one of the great teachers and turnaround artists in the game recently and has had success in that regard (well, OK, the Knicks....but in most other cases....).
What's interesting is that Brown played for Dean Smith, who in turn played for Phog Allen at Kansas, who in turn played for James Naismith himself. When Brown left Kansas, he was replaced by Roy Williams, who of course is now UNC's coach. Funny how it works out.