“The player development is the main thing I like (about Michigan),” Williams said. “You can see that they develop their players. They get them in the gym and they work them hard. And their hard work pays off.”
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- Florida (neutral) -- Regardless of your opinion on neutral site games, this will be very fun.
- Arkansas -- Not a SEC powerhouse, but they are an on-off SEC contender (more recently than we've been a conference contender). Bret is a good coach, and an asshole so I'll be interested to watch this one. Then again, if he doesn't have them improving...he might be replaced by a different big money coach. It's an SEC opponent and it's not Vanderbilt. No complaints here.
- Virginia Tech -- Their quality has suffered a bit lately, but they're still VTech. That's a school you think about when you think about college football. Good brand. Impossible to predict how they'll be. They're one of the heavyweights in the ACC. I'm very interested in this home-home.
- Oklahoma -- As discussed by everyone else. I love it.
|19 hours 49 min ago||That's not the point||
Regardless of your argument, which is up for debate, the FACT is that we are the winningest program in college football history.
I don't think that anyone will argue that we've been the best program in the last 10 years. And I don't know if anyone is all that impressed by being the all-time winningest program in the context of today. But as far as tradition and history and truth are concerned -- we are still the winningest program in college football history.
I don't quite get the Ripken analogy by the way. A political statement trumpeting the program's history is nowhere near the same as Ripken playing every day at ~37. It's not like we have Rick Leach out there at QB.
|20 hours 17 min ago||No he doesn't||
You're right about the percentage thing. That's a shame. But as long as we have the most wins in the history of college football we will be the "winningest program in college football." Notre Dame can claim it too I guess, but more specifically they have the "highest winning percentage in college football."
Give him a break. It's still the truth.
|2 days 13 hours ago||Heritage||
Stuart Schweigert was an All-Big Ten player at Purdue in the early 2000s and played in the pros for several years. He went to Heritage.
|2 days 15 hours ago||Position Depth||
Expectations are mild for this team, and that's probably good considering the last few years. Linebacker is defintely the deepest. But we really have solid depth and talent at every position this season. Lots of guys in their third or fourth year in the program too.
I'm looking forward to the main page article where they compare last year to this years team in terms of what positions project to be better, the same, or worse. Honestly, LT and RT (maybe #2 WR too) are the only positions I can see being worse. And I'll be cautiously optimistic that lots of competition, and a few guys who are in their third year in the program* can emerge to be above-average players by the meat of the schedule.
*I think it's been proven in a diary or something, but I think there's something about the third year in the program. Physically and mentally, it's when I expect that the light bulb might turn on for a lot of guys - with or without game experience.
I'm cautiously optimistic about this season.
|5 days 19 hours ago||MGoBlog||
Chances that an 18-year old rabid Michigan fan is a member of this online community? >90%
You deserved that day, and hopefully we'll all enjoy a championship season sooner than later. We all know that was your REAL wish. Best wishes to you in the future, Stephen. Go Blue.
|6 days 16 hours ago||Hype||
"Can I borrow your pen?"
Now I'm excited!
|1 week 6 hours ago||Guy||
I like where your heart is at, but this couldn't be more incorrect.
|1 week 12 hours ago||Cake||
"Have your cake and eat it too." It's cake...what are you supposed to do. If I ever meet somebody who wants to keep their cake and NOT eat it, I'm going to distance myself immediately.
|1 week 17 hours ago||Nope||
Nope, now there's a new problem. THJ averaged like 24 points a game. That's only second team? I guess he didn't rebound, pass, or defend but come on!
|1 week 18 hours ago||GR Jr.||
Cue the OT vs. Not OT rabble.
Good fot him. Those are good stats.
|1 week 1 day ago||OK||
Not that I care at all about getting negged, but I am seriously looking for an explanation of where the negative perception of Coach K comes from. I won't argue it. Just wondering if I'm missing something.
Can somebody please explain. Something more than "seems like a douche," please.
|1 week 1 day ago||Wow||
This all looks and sounds fantastic. I live in Grand Rapids, and sometimes it takes massive personal investment to turn a city around (Ilitch-Gilbert = DeVos-VanAndel?). I think this will make a huge difference with the city: perception and hip-factor will definitely improve. But I do agree that public schools are the limiting reagent if Detroit wants to sustain growth and attract families. Having said that, this seems a great step in the right direction and hopefully the infrastructure (schools and what not) will follow as the city continues to "fix" itself.
|1 week 1 day ago||We are in 1st place||
We are in first place. There has been no reason to panic yet. Even if the bullpen obviously needs help, we are exactly where we want to be. Therefore he was afforded the luxury of patience to see if Nathan could self correct. It's time to make a move, but the fact he hasn't yet is smart.
|1 week 2 days ago||Coach K||
I had a discussion/argument with a few posters months ago about Coach K and I just don't get where this opinion comes from. I don't want to start another internet argument, but what is your opinion based off of? Serious question. Am I missing something?
I genuinely believe his is class act. Sure, he comes across as prickly or arrogant in some press conferences. But these coaches are hyper-competitive. It's much more difficult to keep your cool 100% of the time than it is to act like a douche now and then. And in their defense, the media probably asks them redundant/stupid question (this particular paragraph directed toward the poster above).
|1 week 2 days ago||Alumni||
I can't answer your question with hard evidence (and am too lazy to look it up), but I'm pretty sure it is a fact. Tons of undergrads + medical school, dental school, other grad schools. And I know it's a goal of UofM to enroll grad students from other institutions (thus producing a "new" alumnus and not just a milion multiple degree Wolverines). Like I said, I didn't look up the stats but I do think the sheer volume of UofM undergrads and our ability to attract grad studenst from elsewhere makes it very realistic.
Mostly I just wanted to remind everyone of the Kris Frost quote (former LB recruit) - "They have the largest living alumni base in the world. Well except for the University of Phoenix, but that doesn't really count."
|1 week 3 days ago||Mission Statement||
I'm cool with it not being a part of our mission statement, but it sure as hell better be a priority. Part of what keeps the largest living alumni base in the world engaged is our athletics. I want them to be competitive, and I want them to compete on the largest scale (Power 5 if it comes to that).
|1 week 3 days ago||Burke||
Burke also has a newborn boy. But unlike most 21 year olds, he seems mature enough to handle it.
|1 week 4 days ago||Gravity||
Gravity didn't seem to apply to her. One part of me says that weight 100 lbs is an advantage, but the lack of wingspan is obviously a serious disadvantage. Not all athletes are created equal. It was very impressive, and I was shocked at how easy she made it seem.
|1 week 4 days ago||Canada||
He's not representing Canada. They didn't give him a Canadian flag jersey and instruct him to tell wholesome jokes about hockey. He's representing himself, and he is a rapper. PS I think he was overall pretty funny. Hosting these things is a a very tough gig. Name the last host of anything who crushed it.
|1 week 5 days ago||Lol||
I love that movie. And fear that it's going to come true.
|1 week 5 days ago||Yeah||
This actually doesn't seem as sketchy as half the stuff that happens in college sports.
|1 week 5 days ago||Great||
He'll have plenty of experience when he returns to UofM to be the "LaVall Jordan" of HC LaVall Jordan's staff, along with associate head coach Bacari Alexander.
|1 week 6 days ago||I love sports radio||
I love sports radio. SVP, Dan Patrick, Mike&Mike, Cowerd other ESPN random guys I've heard are generally great. But I cannot stand Jim Rome. I don't know if it's him calling his audience "clones," or his totally Radio DJish approach of playing the same audio clip like 30x in two minutes without any other conent, but I would rather sit in silence.
|2 weeks 9 hours ago||Nice||
Like everyone else, I'll be a lot older then. But this is another nice addition to the future schedules. Brain says this is the "first game that comes close to NDs appeal." Maybe that's true, but ND's appeal is 10/10. There aren't many 10/10 programs out there and white tape and other commitments probably made them difficult to schedule less than a decade ahead. I think we've done a pretty good job scheduling.
I don't see anything wrong with Oregon State or Colorado, BYU or Central Florida in 2015 and 16. But I do admit they aren't necessarily needle movers. I'll give the AD some benefit knowing that it probably is somewhat difficult to attract big names on short notice (or one reason or another).
Besides this season (mostly the Big Ten's fault. HOW are MSU and OSU both away in the same year? Plus no Wisconsin or Nebraska) the scheduling commitments look fine moving forward.
BTW, we play Utah - a recent perrenial 10+ win team before a move TO the Pac-12 this year. For as bad as our home schedule is, I think Utah, Penn State, and Maryland are three games I'm very interested in.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Haha||
Haha it's a leap! But you can't see Glenn Robinson III being a throw-in in a potential Kevin Love for Andrew Wiggins deal? That trade will probably have like 7 pieces (players or picks), and a second round salary with first round potential might be interesting for the Cavs. The TWolves roster at 2/3 might get crowded if they end up with LaVine, Shabazz, Wiggins, and whoever else.
I do agree though. The only correct answer here is Mitch McGary, because he's the only guy currently playing for a contender.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||GRIII||
Love to Cavs for Wiggins. Plus others. One of those others is GRIII who gets a chance to make the Cavs roster and provide bench athleticism while developing into a rotation contributor on a championship team.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Good point||
Good point. That's what I do. I bubble often and that's my big game treatment.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I've been there||
Let him find out. It's on DVR and he'll catch the trends in the game where he'll eventually start fast forwarding and maybe even abandon if it doesn't change. Or he'll check his phone when it's a lot to a little for the outcome and decide to watch the comeback knowing the outcome, or continue the misery. On the other hand, he could also just love watching the sport.
Either way - let him find out the way he planned. He knows losing is a possibility. I've been there. It's insult to injury when you find out your team got blown out when you didn't want to know the outcome in the first place.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Is he?||
Not trying to be a dick. Actually wondering why you think he's a great asset to the beat. This Q&A comes across as answers from a guy whose job is to follow the team. There's nothing wrong with that. But does Quinn have basketball credentials or depth in knowledge? I'm much more impressed by anything over at UMhoops.com, but I'll take hoops coverage where I can get it.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I don't get||
"Fisher is running a nice, clean program down there." I get that his players have been twice arrested for non-violent (petty?) crimes but isn't this a leap? Fisher might be a dirty coach, but you can't possibly expect him to be responsible for the actions for all 85 guys at every moment. This kid screwed up and was suspended.