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|3 days 13 hours ago||Trailing Minnesota 30-7 at||
Trailing Minnesota 30-7 at home with eight minutes left in the game would be the point at which the producer guffaws and throws the script away.
|4 days 1 hour ago||You seriously typed||
You seriously typed "Albrecht" instead of just "Spike"?
|5 days 6 hours ago||I was mostly being a smart||
I was mostly being a smart ass. Although, Devin Gardner, Shane Morris, Blake Countess, and some others might actually have something to say about this.
|5 days 7 hours ago||Had the same dream a couple||
Had the same dream a couple of weeks ago. Confirmed true then.
|5 days 11 hours ago||This is predicated on the||
This is predicated on the assumption that coaches can only add value and not make players worse.
|5 days 12 hours ago||I wouldn't be so sure. We'll||
I wouldn't be so sure. We'll see.
|6 days 2 hours ago||We have two running backs||
We have two running backs with more rushing yards on the season than Melvin Gordon got today! Eat it, Melvin Gordon!
|6 days 2 hours ago||We're better than Notre Dame!||
We're better than Notre Dame! Woo hoo!
|1 week 8 hours ago||Jim Harbaugh used to jog||
Jim Harbaugh used to jog around the block with a fridge on his back!
|1 week 11 hours ago||When you set the bar so||
When you set the bar so unfathomably low as we did to start the season, improvement is more regression to the mean than it is something to hang your hat on. Our "improvement" has resulted in us being still well below the level anyone expected us to be to begin the season.
|1 week 12 hours ago||Yes, and let's be clear: he||
Yes, and let's be clear: he has not had a good finish up to this point. He is not on a roll. He beat a shit Indiana team at home and should have lost to a shit Northwestern team. If he beats Maryland and loses to OSU, that's not a good finish either. A good finish involves beating a good team.
All that said, even if he does have a "good finish," like you said, it doesn't matter. There is no finish that can balance the start to this season.
|1 week 14 hours ago||Yeah, there were a lot of||
Yeah, there were a lot of little deaths along the way, but Minnesota was the big death.
|1 week 22 hours ago||I'm sad for him, too, but he||
I'm sad for him, too, but he only has himself to blame. He would've been a great fit if he were a big-time coach, but he's proven he's not. He's shown to be over his head as much as his position coaches. He had near unanimous fanbase support, great momentum from a spectacular--if lucky--first season, and recruiting success. An he did nothing with it.
|1 week 1 day ago||It's well known that we hired||
It's well known that we hired Schlissel to attract Harbaugh.
|1 week 1 day ago||Jim Harbaugh's poop is||
Jim Harbaugh's poop is considered currency in Argentina!
|1 week 1 day ago||I know that back when I was||
I know that back when I was at U-M, before the Supreme Court eliminated the strict point-based admissions scheme, you could get a bunch of points for "extraordinary talent" or something like that. If I remember right, you needed about 120 points to get accepted, you got like 80 points for a 4.0 GPA, 40 points for a perfect ACT score, underrepresented county got you 10 points, etc. The extraordinary talent bit netted you like 30 points, almost enough to offset standardized test scores. In theory, that talent could be many things: athletic ability, musical virtuosity, scientific genius. Idea being that a richer intellectual and social environment results from having a bunch of people together who are the best at what they do.
|1 week 1 day ago||Did I ever tell you about the||
Did I ever tell you about the time I went horseback riding with Jim Harbaugh, but there weren't any horses around? Well, Harbaugh throws a saddle on my back and rides me around Wyoming for three days. Well wouldn't you know it my stamina increases with each day, and I develop tremendous leg muscles. So anyway, Harbaugh decides to enter me in the Breeders Cup, right? Under the name Turkish Delight. And I'm running in second place, and I'm running, and I break my ankle. They're about to shoot me, when someone from the crowd yells out, God bless him, "Don't shoot him, he's a human!"
Jim Harbaugh is a son of a bitch!
|1 week 1 day ago||Correction: We're still||
Correction: We're still looking for a road win over a team with a winning record in the regular season.
|1 week 1 day ago||Huh? Four years ago, Brennan||
Huh? Four years ago, Brennan Boesch hit .283 with 16 homers, so why isn't he the starting left fielder for the TIgers this spring?
Oh, because that happened four years ago.
|1 week 1 day ago||It's so sad to see some of||
It's so sad to see some of the fanbase slowly burp and yawn its way into thinking that keeping Hoke around next year makes sense. The signs that he he might be righting the ship are (a) finally pulling away in the second half from an Indiana team with a fourth-string QB, at home and (b) beating a terrible Northwestern team on a last-second failed two-point conversion. Nobody in America was suggesting Hoke should be retained after the MSU game. The only things that have changed since then are the aforementioned events, which in any other year would be considered failures, not signs of light.
WE GOT BLOWN OUT AT HOME BY MINNESOTA SIX WEEKS AGO CAN YOU REMEMBER THAT FAR BACK
It's not your fault, Michigan fan. There was a time when it wasn't this way. We can find that time again.
|1 week 2 days ago||Looks like we'll have to hire||
Looks like we'll have to hire Schiano, the only candidate available by late November, to keep Cole
|1 week 3 days ago||We hired Mike DeBord as||
We hired Mike DeBord as athletic director and renewed Hoke's contract for three more years.
|1 week 3 days ago||Ah, it kills me seeing some||
Ah, it kills me seeing some of these teams like TCU, ASU, Duke et al., who have far fewer resources and far less talent, just operating in completely different stratopheres than us right now. <Sighs>
<Goes back to work>
|1 week 3 days ago||Looks like we're only going||
Looks like we're only going to have one gritty player in the starting lineup. Worked out for us last year.
|1 week 3 days ago||Michael is probably||
Michael is probably college-age by now
|1 week 3 days ago||Akron was a more inept win.||
Akron was a more inept win.
|1 week 5 days ago||If it were guaranteed, a||
If it were guaranteed, a couple thou
|1 week 5 days ago||Would seriously throw in a||
Would seriously throw in a significant amount of my own money to make Harbaugh happen.
|1 week 5 days ago||Nobody wanted Hoke. We just||
Nobody wanted Hoke. We just tried to be good soldiers once the decision was made.
|1 week 5 days ago||Seems like a insignificant||
Seems like a insignificant detail, but this is incredibly important to me. I was deeply bothered listening to Hoke's introductory press conference as U-M coach (the first time I'd heard him speak) that he couldn't communicate in clear, complete sentences. I want the Michigan coach to be articulate. This is Michigan for God's sake (not "for God sakes").