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|7 hours 2 min 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.
|10 hours 27 min 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.
|10 hours 49 min 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.
|11 hours 21 min ago||Taking This Down...||
Pickard commits to Syracuse
This could have been easily covered in the announcement thread honestly.
|11 hours 25 min 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.
|14 hours 45 min 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.
|15 hours 54 min 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.
|16 hours 55 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.
|18 hours 24 min ago||Embed For The Board...|
|18 hours 30 min 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.
|18 hours 32 min 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.
|18 hours 42 min 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.
|21 hours 31 min 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.
|22 hours 56 min 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.
|1 day 9 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.
|1 day 9 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.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Already Posted...||
OT: The Best Football Prospect Nobody Has Ever Heard Of
This same article was posted this morning. Easton Bruere hopefully gets a look from someone because of this publicity.
|1 day 11 hours ago||What Would Happen...||
You know what would happen, of course. Somewhere in the middle of the letters coming in, someone would pull a fax off the machine and read dramatically, "Jamaica for as low as $99 per adult per night for four nights. Call (800)-213-4567 for more information on this incredible offer......oh......*sound of crinkling paper*"
|1 day 15 hours ago||Here He Is...||
....absolutely glistening in a halftime interview:
To be fair, the man was very "into the moment" and lively all game usually.
|1 day 16 hours ago||Well Done Indeed...||
Harbaugh is very much set up for success. After four years under Hoke, anything that resembles watchable football has to be considered progress. The fans will be unusually willing to accept a few losses if the offensive line starts knocking guys off the ball and the quarterback doesn't look irreparably broken because of systemic issues largely beyond his control.
Ace said it much better (and more briefly) than I could right here - this more or less encapsulates my expectations, particularly for this first year.
Well done and an excellent interview from both sides, I thought. It is nice to see the staff getting recognition.
*goes back to sure-to-be bestseller "Chronicles Of A Mod"*
|1 day 18 hours ago||Supplemental Stuff...||
TeamRankings does advance bracketology odds using their own algorithm, and the results of their latest simulation for Michigan are interesting.
Right now, they have us at 8.7% for making the tournament at all actually, and note that the estimate here of an 18-win team getting in today is 5.8%, but if we were to pull out 19 wins (before we talk resume), it jumps to 37.1%
By their model, if we do make it, the most likely seed would be 12th at this point (2.2% estimated probability).
|1 day 19 hours ago||Another Thing Maybe...||
"That's impossible to measure and doesn't take into account a success story like Stanford, which must recruit nationally because of its academic standards. The Cardinal team that won its second consecutive Pac-12 championship in 2013 included players from 30 states and three countries."
I would ask Maisel then about programs that recruit nationally because they are sitting in traditional dead zones, if you will, for native-born talent. Oregon's roster, for example, is rather dominated by Californians with a smattering of players from all over the US (Mathis Dior, I believe, is from Detroit, for example) - I don't think there are more than 15-20 natives of Oregon on the entire roster. If we want to talk about a less successful but comparably strict school academically, I think Northwestern's roster has roughly a third of its players coming straight from Illinois.
As someone mentioned, so many confounding variables.
|1 day 20 hours ago||Embed For The Board...|
|1 day 22 hours ago||To Be Honest...||
This blog is resourceful enough that I would not be at all surprised to open the blog to find a thread with a webcam fixed on the fax machine which will be accepting the letters of intent. Of course, all the better to potentially watch some pleasant news come off the fax machine if a few of these late pushes end up going our way.
|2 days 7 hours ago||Just Visiting...||
I was just visiting Couzens one time (I lived off-campus for most of my time at Michigan) as a friend of mine was an RA and we had the pleasure of listening to two people in an adjacent room go at it during one point in a conversation, complete with exclamations of "OH GOD!". At one point, one of us broke in with a loud, "YES, I AM HERE..." and the noise from the adjacent room suddenly halted. About a minute later, a door opened and shut nearby and there was some stomping down the hall.
|2 days 7 hours ago||Who Knows...||
Who knows, but if you're Tony himself, any time that your daughter can write a letter to Burt Reynolds and he shows up and signs a hot dog bun, you're probably doing something quite right. I do enjoy eating there whenever I take in a game at Fifth Third in the summer, although my wife is partial to the Spaghetti Warehouse up the street a bit.
|2 days 11 hours ago||Fixing The Embed...||
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|2 days 13 hours ago||Some YouTube Clips...||
Video was made this past fall, so fairly recent...
|2 days 13 hours ago||Caputo...||
My general disdain for Pat Caputo goes all the way back to his days doing Tigers' pregame on PASS (remember PASS, fellow metro Detroiters?) and "Caputo's Corner". Even twenty five years ago, the constant droning and lackluster analysis was just too much and now when I am driving on weekends, I will pass right by 97.1 during the middle of the day because of him.
|2 days 13 hours ago||I'll Be Honest...||
I actually thought that was a rather creative way to approach the impending decision, and it may have even helped him deal with whatever stress he is feeling better in some ways by just encapsulating it into a teaser. I will say that part of me tends to believe that the drama around recruiting and NSD has been inflated beyond reason with the rise of social media and 24/7 reporting on such things, but another part of me admires the creative way some of these kids approach this subject.