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|1 hour 34 min ago||All I Can Say Is...||
All I can say is that if what is going on here around Detroit is similar to Chicago, then you definitely don't want to be here right now, at least if you're not a fan of snow and two foot drifts (and increasing). I've shoveled myself out five times already today and will probably do it a few more times during and after the Super Bowl.
|2 hours 52 min ago||A Possibility...||
If you are able to access this site at work, any announcements which are either going to be done on a network or otherwise at a specific time are usually announced and then discussed here, often ahead of schedule at that (links to streaming content when available to boot). If you want a good general discussion of commits as they roll in on NSD, then MGoBlue usually has good coverage as does this blog (especially if you need just a chronology of letters of intent).
|3 hours 54 min ago||The Four Factors At The End...||
eFG% - 48.39%
OREB% - 18.92%
FTR - 16.13%
TOV% - 14.21%
PPP was 0.94, A/T ratio was 0.727
For Michigan State:
eFG% - 53.45%
OREB% - 37.14%
FTR - 37.93%
TOV% - 15.16%
PPP was 1.16, A/T ratio was 1.583
|5 hours 35 min ago||Same Here...||
I had assumed that this was the reason actually, the the lack of a prohibitive buyout was a mutual understanding that there wouldn't be much point in having one given the name involved. I definitely wouldn't fault anyone for agreeing to that really. It would be intriguing to see a line item comparison of Power 5 buyout clauses - where they exist - just for a cute little comparison.
|6 hours 1 min ago||Good News Indeed...||
I had wondered what the spike in traffic that was preventing me from posting in the ESPN thread was, but I am glad to see that it is good news. Indeed, so good that - if the board is to be believed - Burnett committed three times.
Welcome to Michigan, Deontay Burnett!
|6 hours 8 min ago||These Names...||
These names would be some of the nest reasons to hit mute or watch another channel whenever there is "analysis" supposedly being done on ESPN. Imagine all four of them in the same studio - won't happen, of course, but it's a scenario that makes eyes bleed just thinking about it.
|7 hours 13 min ago||Here We Go...||
I vowed to myself that I would relax and not worry about shoveling while this game is on, although looking out the window now, that might prove to be a mistake now. Oh well.
For those who are there, supposedly it will be worse than even this by 3 PM, so definitely take care and stay safe when leaving.
|9 hours 6 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.
|13 hours 7 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:
|13 hours 16 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!"
|13 hours 25 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.
|22 hours 48 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 .
|1 day 1 hour 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.
|1 day 1 hour 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?
|1 day 2 hours 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.
|1 day 4 hours 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.
|1 day 5 hours 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.
|1 day 5 hours 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 8 hours 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 8 hours 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 8 hours 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 21 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.
|2 days 1 hour 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.
|2 days 1 hour 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.
|2 days 1 hour ago||Taking This Down...||
Pickard commits to Syracuse
This could have been easily covered in the announcement thread honestly.
|2 days 1 hour 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.
|2 days 5 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.
|2 days 6 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 7 hours 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 8 hours ago||Embed For The Board...|