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|1 hour 48 min ago||Interesting Quote...||
"There are guys out there right now that (some will look at and say) 'oh, that guy will never see the field,' and he'll be on that field (this season). There's a guy that you don't even know his name that's going to make a play this season, and I don't know his name either. - Coach Baxter
This is what I like about how they seem to be going about it in spring and then eventually into August camp. The manner in which they are coaching and the way they are creating the competition at positions makes me think that the first gameday roster we see will have a few names that make you think, "Where did THAT come from?" but yet it will work somehow.
|4 hours 56 min ago||Very Cool Indeed...||
I was at this game and admittedly have only seen bits and pieces of the telecast through the years (even though I know the entire game has been posted here before), so this was actually pretty funny to watch. I especially liked how Jackson introduced that, "Well, I think it's time...", right after the Wheatley TD.
|13 hours 11 min ago||I Will Admit...||
...that I have always wanted to be The Dude in meetings.
|18 hours 50 min ago||Just Heard...||
I actually heard about this before I left work from someone who has participated in this in the past and was planning to do so this year - she was rather bummed. Reading the release, however, I do think I understand the decision. The focus on getting the program in shape seems like it has been the driving force from go in the Harbaugh era, so hopefully once this is achieved to their satisfaction, things like the WFA come back.
|21 hours 10 min ago||Sophomore Stats...||
Per MaxPreps, his sophomore stats - take them for what they are worth, of course - were 1,405 yards, 13 TDs to 9 INTs and a 59.8% completion percentage in ten games, which is still good for an equivalent NCAA rating of 144.3. If you assume that he threw at close to the same clip as a junior (on a per completion basis) and even account for the slight decrease in completion percentage, it would be in the 160 range in his junior year. Not really that bad on a rating basis - probably top quartile of Division I most weeks. Of course, whether that actually would translate to the college game is a totally different matter.
|22 hours 56 min ago||Good News....||
Nice to see these camps popping up in very important and strategic areas when it comes to football recruiting and talent as well, and probably a great way to market Michigan there too. Indeed, one day we might see the United Federation Of Planets, but for now it is the United Federation Of Harbaugh from the look of things. Perhaps the former will also be formed as a result of Harbaugh.
|22 hours 59 min ago||Salaries Way Up...||
I think that the year before the overtures from Texas A&M, Schembechler's base salary in 1981 was something like $60,000, the equivalent of a little more than twice that in today's terms. He managed to get a 40% raise to stay at Michigan too. By the mid-1990s, Moeller was making $130,000 or so and maybe 7 or 8 years after that, Carr broke the $1 million per year plateau at Michigan. The progression has been interesting to watch certainly.
|23 hours 38 min ago||The Full Rundown...||
...courtesy of ESPN - LINK
Harbaugh received 115 votes for president in total, including 82 votes for “Jim Harbaugh,” another 18 simply for “Harbaugh” and four for the joint ticket of “Jim Harbaugh and Diag Squirrel.”
Other voters were more creative with their write-in submissions, with the tickets “Jim Harbaugh and Jabrill Peppers,” “Jim Harbaugh and His Khakis” and “Jim Harbaugh and Jesus Shuttlesworth” receiving one vote each.
|23 hours 46 min ago||Late Request...||
Peppers goes #1 overall, Malzone first QB drafted
It was brought to my attention that a couple things were shared in here that maybe shouldn't have been - they (the department) are trying to have as little out there regarding the teams apparently, so I was asked to remove this thread by others.
|1 day 22 min ago||Then Again...||
Then again, April Fool's tends to be one of the more hilarious days around these parts, as we have had threads which sent the site into a temporary downward sprial as a result, forcing people to come clean before chaos erupted. On the flip side, we've also had obvious fabrications which serve as a cautionary tale to the OP on the standards expected for wit as well. Either way, no one trusts anyone around here for one glorious day.
|1 day 25 min ago||Good Information....||
I am going to shoot ofr getting there as the gates open - being that I never have been much of a morning person even though work forces me to be one, it is probably the best I can manage anyway. I am curious to know if there are any specific blog-related MGoMeetups, but I seem to recall that they've been sporadic for the spring game so I won't hold out a lot of hope. I can definitely find things to do all the same before the game anyway.
|1 day 1 hour ago||Nowhere To Hide...||
And, again, he posted the results. No one was given the luxury to hide, and over-achievers were singled out on every level -- until, eventually, his roster was filled with them.
Transparency creates competition and drives results. We've run with that at work through reporting monthly on task and field completions with personnel and it has created a great atmosphere of high achievement. Everyone knows precisely where they stand in relation to others and it has driven many to do better even if they were doing well to begin with.
If there is something that was missing in the last regime, it was precisely this - the full knowledge of where you stood in relation to your teammates and the knowledge that this might be a decent predictor of how often you saw the field. I can see this paying dividends even this season.
|1 day 5 hours ago||Slow Times...||
Slow times for furniture that has reached the end of its useful life, but one couch fire was reported a few days ago after MSU beat Oklahoma by WLNS - LINK
Indeed, couches might be on edge, but the folks at the Art Van Clearance Center in Grand Ledge probably see "commission" when things like this happen and there is a shortage of freely available sofas.
|1 day 14 hours ago||Slap Shot...||
I like this list - "Slap Shot" definitely belongs on a list of classics too.
"This is a serious game! Not a freak show!"
|1 day 17 hours ago||To Be Fair...||
To be fair, we did have a "Hello-ish" post for football just the other day (granted, it was more of a formality than an actual announcement), but yeah, it has definitely been a while for basketball, as I recall. A "Hello: Jaylen Brown" post, if there was ever a need to post such a thing, would definitely be welcome and probably be the cause of one of those famous protracted 502 / 503 periods on the blog.
|1 day 17 hours ago||Congratulations To Them...||
Congratulations to them, and if I am not mistaken, the UCLA-St. Mary's game is in progress right now. As you may know, one of those two will be Michigan's opponent on either Wednesday or Thursday if I remember the bracket correctly. On the other side of the WNIT bracket, West Virginia will face the winner of Middle Tennessee and Temple. The survivors (hopefully Michigan is one), will meet on Saturday in the WNIT championship.
|1 day 19 hours ago||Louisville....||
Louisville is playing like they just rolled out of bed and onto the court so far in the second half, simply not matching MSU's energy, getting handled easily in transition, things they should be able to deal with. If they win this game at this point, it is despite themselves on a lot of levels. Go ahead, Rick, pass out some 5-Hour Energy....something....
|1 day 21 hours ago||Now I Am Intrigued...||
If nothing else, I have to hear the story that is behind the name Lourawls "Tum Tum" Nairn. They promised to tell it at some point.
It has only been 4 minutes, but the anticipated plodding start to this game definitely materialized.
|1 day 21 hours ago||Embed For The Board...|
|2 days 3 hours ago||Great Game...||
I still remember that one pretty clearly - excellent game indeed. Webber and Rose were about half of Michigan's points, as I recall (with Chris Webber garnering almost 30 by himself, as I recall). It was Dale Brown and Jamal Mashburn that came up big on offense for the Wildcats in that game, with some contributions from Travis Ford (that I can remember who played for Kentucky over 20 years ago is sad somehow).
Actually, the man who coached that Kentucky team shall be coaching the other majoy in-state team today.
|2 days 3 hours ago||If I Remember...||
The last episode had some pretty funny exchanges too, like when Lana asked Archer if he grasped his own mortality and in what would seem to be a classic Archer reply, he said something like, "Lana, no one can."
The whole idea of being miniaturized and injected and needing to get into Dr. Kovacs' body to destroy the clot sort of gave me a flashback to Innerspace (except Innerspace worked on a vastly different premise, of course - the pod was injected into Jack Putter simply to get rid of it so that a rival scientist could not have the technology).
|2 days 4 hours ago||Yes, But...||
Yes, but then you also didn't handle the situation terribly well yourself when people pointed out that there were better ways that the user could have handled his statements, up to and including taking some personal swipes at a couple users. I agree that the thread didn't need to exist (lack of good access to the Mod Sticky on mobile might be a gap that needs work, to be fair), but making the problem marginally worse by not handling the flack you received all that well didn't need to exist either.
By the way, your points are back - just try to remember that it is presentation, not content, that was the issue and presentation definitely matters. It is perfectly acceptable to expect some decorum.
|2 days 12 hours ago||Opinions...||
It isn't about particular opinions, but more about their presentation. It's fine to criticize the play of a given player, but getting personal and then being rude to others on the blog when they disagree with you, that's a deletion of the comment chain and in some cases Bolivia when it is caught. No one is asking people to not say anything, but merely to give a thought to how you say it and who you might say it about. Surely this is not too much to ask.
|2 days 14 hours ago||Boddington's...||
Some Boddington's and hoops....it's a nice, quiet evening....
|2 days 15 hours ago||Rosters...||
Part of me wants to know the rosters that Durkin and Drevno put together in the draft, part of me wants to wait until next Saturday but either way, it will be interesting to see who ended up on which team. It is hard to put a lot of stock in something like this in terms of development and where players are right now, at least in my opinion, but you like to think there was a measure of confidence involved in the selections. It seemsl ike just another part of how the staff is driving competition, and by all accounts, the players were excited about this.
|2 days 16 hours ago||Wisconsin Fouls...||
I still chuckle at the look on the faces of Wisconsin players when a foul gets called on them. They tend to throw their hands up and glare as if to say, "That was NOT part of the arrangement, man!" Of course, that may simply be a jaded, slightly paranoid me, but the idea that they genuinely do not understand why this is happening is amusing all the same.
|2 days 17 hours ago||Very Funny...||
This meme will probably be in millions more threads yet, and as it should be. Well done with this particular Facebook post -
|2 days 19 hours ago||Last Few Games...||
Much of this might be attributable to the weirdness of tournament games in general, but in the last three games or so, Kentucky's defensive PPP has been somewhere in the neighborhood of 0.71 or so. The actual spreadsheet with my information is at work on that drive sadly, so I am working from memory, but on a statistical basis, it definitely dwarfs, say, Wisconsin or Ohio State, for example.
|2 days 20 hours ago||They Are Not...||
You would be correct, in my opinion - they are not cool. Actually, I think it would come to a point where you would see a helmet cluttered with "I Will" and probably just tell the player, "Don't tell me you will do it....go out there and just do it. Stop stalling." It might very well be the case that those send the incorrect message.
|2 days 20 hours ago||Very Cool Indeed...||
"We want everyone to have access to the equipment that they would have to pay a lot for or they would only have that access if they did compete in collegiate or professional athletics," Roth said. "We go through the proper channels to get you there."
If I am thinking of the right area along W. Stadium, you also get access to a Subway and a liquor store, so there is that, but more seriously, hopefully this takes off and is successful. I would imagine that there are probably people who are curious as to what the regimen is like and would give it a go at least.
Good luck to Van Bergen in this venture.