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|5 hours 39 min ago||I Laughed...||
"Now that's art. I like your little bush though."
I admit - I nearly fell out of the chair. These Nissan commercials are endlessly entertaining indeed.
I actually wish I had that painting for my office now.
|6 hours 41 min ago||Working On That...||
I am actually working on this very thing, although the consequences are that I will be not only unproductive because of the game tomorrow but unproductive due to lack of sleep and inability to comprehend the need to be conscious. I suppose the two scheduled meetings for tomorrow would have to serve as "sleep" in that scenario.
|7 hours 33 min ago||One More Solar Day...||
...beacause I think the board is about ready to go haywire.
|9 hours 47 min ago||Drupal Is A Weird Animal...||
Let's try this...
|11 hours 23 min ago||When It Comes To That...||
While Fisch was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Miami from 2011-12, he recruited O'Korn out of nationally renowned St. Thomas Aquinas High in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. O'Korn and Harbaugh have bonded quickly over the last three months. "I want to be with somebody that's walked in my footsteps," O'Korn said. "He's been where I'm at and can give me advice about the different steps along the way."
Well, with regards to Jim Harbaugh in this passage, there aren't many people more qualified - there might be none in active coaching roles - that could probably provide better insight than what O'Korn is looking for.
|11 hours 37 min ago||Depends...||
Some of the outlying settlements are still coping with DSL. Our problem has been trying to get the necessary microwave infrastructure in place so we don't have to run these huge cable trunks through the treacherous Valley Of Emo in the Forest Of Bad Posts. A few places might pick up some midrange baordband in a couple weeks. It just depends on whether or not it rains.
|11 hours 43 min ago||Ugh, Memories...||
If Carr doesn't immediately drop the ball when he runs into Okeafor, part of me wants to believe that the game turns out differently.
What I remember more is that it was earlier that week that Tony Colletto said he was not returning as Purdue's head coach, and then they promptly go out and beat their first Top 10 opponent since the mid-1980s - us.
|11 hours 52 min ago||Not So Much A Policy...||
Typically, the usual links will show up in the open threads, and if we can organize some manner of live chat with a facility like Blyve for posting that information, it will be there too. Actually, in the live blogs, they were posted as a rule so that the question would be instantly answered for those curious. Some people have provided them as part of the introductory content to open threads, which is probably ideal too.
|14 hours 46 min ago||Interesting Stuff...||
I was just over at TeamRankings, since they are slowly updating their projections one more time as we slide into the season, and they've got this as a low-confidence lean to Utah, although their estimate of probability of a win for Utah is at 64.8%, but then it is essentially giving you an estimate of how more recent teams may have fared as there is no current season data yet. Their spread analysis is pointing to Michigan as a better than 50% shot to cover, but the "Money Line Value Pick" just reads "Lay Off".
|15 hours 16 min ago||And Yet...||
He was, and he managed 8 carries for 89 yards along the way, which considering how things went overall in 2008, seemed like a phenomenal performance from anyone at the quarterback position that year (in the air, he was 12-31 for all of 96 yards and threw 2 INTs, so yeah). The only other game in 2008 where Threet would get more than 30 yards of rushing was the Penn State game, as I recall.
|15 hours 56 min ago||Yeah...||
For some reason, I am assuming that at no point will the SLC paper run a story with a headline which reads, "Booker Asks Fans To Tone Down Heisman Talk About Booker", so he must at least appreciate hype on some level.
Even so, it seems as if the Harbaugh hype has energized the back-and-forth over what might otherwise be an OOC game that some might have overlooked, so it is interesting to see the trolling and attempted trolling (mostly attempted) coming from Utah fans.
|16 hours 9 min ago||We Could, I Think...||
We use Slack as a supplement to conferencing at work when it done between groups at different locations and over some other presentation sharing tool like Bridgit. Slack has all the background chatter in the meeting basically, but it is pretty effective for throwing ideas back and forth and collaborative work. It could definitely be easily used as an experimental "live chat" for the board, at least for the first game. All someone who have to do is create the group - I think they recently merged with ScreenHero too, so voice and video options exist (though I am not sure if they exist in the free tier).
|16 hours 20 min ago||Funny, But...||
The FINAL FINAL Prediction Thread 2015
I laughed admittedly, but we do need to keep as much room as possible for other stuff - we'll let the effed predictions (as this thread was for preliminary redemption) stand for the time being.
|16 hours 25 min ago||2nd Half Threads...||
For mere cahcing / traffic considerations, I would suggest that we should try to avoid 2nd Half Threads unless the first one has become large and impossible to follow, which usually happens somewhere around the 500-600 post mark depending on how you have your "posts per page" set. We've had threads run into the 1,200 or more range before when there was no second half thread, so in those cases we probably need one, but for wins and home games, which generate less traffic generally, "best judgment" in those cases.
|20 hours 55 min ago||Almost Here...||
I suppose the solution to breaking the tedium until tomorrow is to continue on with "Endzone" and then - as I have thus far in the book (only on page 133 right now) - feel that much more fortunate that we're in this current situation and that Jim Harbaugh came home. Other than that, the wait is awful at this point.
You'll note that "work" was pointedly absent from the above sentence on breaking the tedium. That's because "work" hardly ever works for that, at least when it comes to football.
|1 day 4 hours ago||Goal Line Play....||
On a goal line play, you think? Rudock's been involved in a few of them, and although this would be a classically Iowa thing to do on some levels, considering how we would have wished we were able to do such thing in some games last year, I would take it. Obviously, no one really knows, but I like where your head is at here.
|1 day 5 hours ago||Better Still...||
Perhaps Ghost Of Hoke will change his mind when he personally witnesses two C-sections, which is how both of my kids arrived. I am always open to describing the experience for people who would like a summary or play-by-play.
To Ghost Of Hoke, don't be that person - that's how some people around here end up with "Ghost Of" as part of their name.
|1 day 7 hours ago||As We Know...||
As we know, the board is sometimes skeptical of "cool stories", but this actually is in fact a cool story, and indeed that really does sound like a gesture that Jim Harbaugh would make and mean it too. Truly an awesome experience, I am sure.
Thanks for sharing that!
|1 day 8 hours ago||Sounds Similar...||
That sounds similar to the laws in Michigan which make it a felony to rob utility workers, which I believe some other states have. Certain professions really don't need to be any more dangerous than they already can be, in my own opinion - I think that applies to transit workers too, or at least I believe so.
In moment though, I went to Bruins Nation and they don't have much more to add, so we're probably in a holding pattern on this one until he appears in Los Angeles Superior Court, I imagine. The Daily Bruin also mentioned that the driver supposedly reported minor injuries too, so we'll see if that plays into it as well. EIther way, in front of UCPD headquarters? Yikes.
|1 day 11 hours ago||Mine Arrived...||
According to my wife, UPS kindly delivered my copy (along with several packages of canned cat food - separate story, of course) at about 11:30 AM this morning, so now I struggle with doing prep for a podcast, exercising or reading "Endzone". Maybe I'll take "Endzone" with me on my run (which might be more of a brisk walk in this heat, and short at that).
|1 day 11 hours ago||Memorable Indeed...||
My memory from those long December evenings sitting here, hitting refresh and almost every hour finding new CC (Coaching Change) threads to remove was that eventually we made our way into current DIII coaches, and it was at that point, perhaps mere days before it did indeed happen, that I knew we needed Jim Harbaugh or we would still be posting CC threads no matter who it might have been otherwise.
|1 day 13 hours ago||Interesting Stuff...||
"I feel like I want both of them to prepare that they're going to be the starter, I want both of them going into this game with the mindset that they're one play away or starting, that's the mindset I always want our quarterback and backup quarterback (taking)," said Harbaugh, whose team will open the 2015 season at Utah on Thursday. "They know (who is starting and who isn't)."
I like the approach because it keeps that competition intense, which is exactly what you're looking for if you are planning to use "OR" more than a dozen times in a single depth chart. In all seriousness though, I wonder what the Utah staff thought of that depth chart once it became clear that - in vital places - they knew little more than before.
|1 day 14 hours ago||There Is A Way...||
....but I would test one out on the Holodeck first and see how you like it. The other big disadvantage - unless you are the adventurous type - is that it is a kit so you have to assemble it:
|1 day 16 hours ago||This Right Here...||
"I can still recall sitting across from him and talking about that," said Mealer. "You go through something like that, and not a lot can be said. But I told him, 'I've been there and if you want to talk to anybody about it, I'm here.' That got me closer to Brady Hoke in a difficult time."
I didn't really put two and two together in this situation until now, but speaking from a vaguely similar experience (sibling loss in my case - one of my sisters died in 2012), those experiences can bring together people who otherwise might not form close bonds. I've actually come to know a few people at work a bit better because they've also lost a sibling and it helps to talk about that sometimes.
|1 day 16 hours ago||Beamerball...||
Frank Beamer might be the only coach who will eventually successfully blend actual offense and cubism. I can see the discussion on a red zone play now:
"What's this, Frank?"
"It's a diagram of the run play I am about to call."
"No, seriously, what the hell is it? You've got offensive linemen all over this page and the running back is running into an irregular polygon defeneded by two linebackers. The slot receiver runs this weird out route, makes a 120-degree turn and runs into this representation of...I think that's the band. How can you score with that?"
"You must embrace the idea that the points exist first."
|1 day 17 hours ago||Taking Snaps...||
Multiple players have reported his tendency to jump in a take a few snaps in live action. Rudock, already a college quarterback for four years, says the education in drop-backs, understanding reads and progressions has been invaluable.
You kind of get the feeling that even at 51, Harbaugh would jump right in there in an emergency if the NCAA would let him do it.
That being said, this was actually insightful as I really hadn't thought too much about what that has to be like for that unit, to be QBs coached by someone who was himself a QB here and a revered one at that. I bet Harbaugh does take their successes / challenges a bit more personally.
|1 day 19 hours ago||Just Be Mindful...||
Just be mindful of Rover, of course:
|1 day 20 hours ago||Most Of The Board...||
...is probably sitting at desks, tables, on sofas, etc...just waiting:
|1 day 20 hours ago||Ah, Yes...||
Ah, yes, Charles Woodson days. I was very fortunate that those days were also my days at Michigan, or at least most of them. Definitely one of those rare few where you went to the games wondering, "Now, how will he wow everyone this week?" and never did he disappoint.
The wait is killing me at this point - I have no effing clue how I am going to even work effectively tomorrow and Thursday.
|1 day 20 hours ago||Interesting...||
His comments about Harbaugh mitigating some financial issues come two months after interim athletic director Jim Hackett reported the university’s athletic department had a deficit of nearly $8 million this year, the first time in about a decade it operated with a loss. At the time, Hackett said the 2016 budget would be balanced.
Now wouldn't that be interesting if there was a multi-million dollar line item in the budget that simply was called "Net Harbaugh Effect"? I think we assumed that the hype train alone would probably improve the 2016 financial picture of the department regardless, but that's a pretty big difference.