|1 week 8 hours ago||Back in the bad old Freep stretch-gate days||
I seem to recall some confusion and concern as to what analysts were, and were not allowed to do - especially in contact with the players. Meanwhile Ohio Sate and Bama were like LOL WUT???
Michigan seemed to be painfully conservative for a few years, and then when Hoke and staff arrived it was OK to have analysts and openly talk about them again. Now, under Harbaugh, it is one of many areas to leverage for competitive advantage with enthusiasm.
I have no issue with Michigan doing this. In fact they should leverage every loophole while they can, since -- yeah -- no bagmen or free tattoos and Chargers. However, this is one issue we are on the "have" side of the equation, so best not to cast stones I guess.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Hmmm - slowest may be a battle -||
my dad's 1982 Nissan Sentra probaly would give the Jeep a run for it's money - but we'll go with cars really owned [all pics color, year and model approriate examples from the web]:
Slowest: 2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon - 110 mph (will never sell it)
Fastest: 1984 Porsche Carrera - 149 mph (should never have sold it)
Honroable mention: 1971 Datsun 240z - 125 mph (if I hadn't sold it, it would be a rust pile, but wish I still had it)
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Paying very close attention||
to the microwave...
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Maybe he||
opened the door to take a whiz?
|5 weeks 2 days ago||If I read the story correctly||
she may or may not be a victim, and he may actually be the victim.
None of us know, or should judge, and we should remain open minded.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||My '08 JK is Rescue Green too||
Best experince so far is a three jeep father son camping trip in Maine with my cousin and his sons, and a freind and his sons. It's really cool to wake up next to a lake where no one else is.
And that YJ is not muddy enough!
|6 weeks 4 days ago||my older son is at Bama (for another market perspective)||
there it is one month deposit (at least on houses)
12 month leases with the place vacated for two weeks before move in
payment electronically for each individual renter (this used to be only one could pay electronically) or by check
the kids pay each other for utility shares via venmo
|8 weeks 1 day ago||My son went through this last summer||
Looked at all variety of scooters and wound up buying a Honda Grom (motorcycle). Another small city commuter option is a Yamaha Zuma 125 or maybe a TW200, or a Honda CB300F.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||The thing is the suites were pre-Brandon||
- the same with the Glick - Ed Martin's pantheon for The revenue sport.
What Brandon did was throw Brandon's gilded never, never land of non-revenue sports venues on top of it. That move seems less fiscally responsible to me - especially in the context of cable subscriber loss and possibly having to pay revenu sport athletes.
However, I get your point that much like Reagan, Brandon goosed the gas pedal just to put the lesser earning schools in a losing ground or ever increasing massive debt competitive position.
As for how this is reported - I believe the small profit the AD reported is after paying the loan payments. I also wonder if they take the massive Ross-type donations and invest them in trust to pay the debt payments rather than reducing the principle owed.
Either way, if I am Warde and his CFO, I am keeping Ed Martin and Jim Hackett on my advisory board (And Glick and Ross as well).
|9 weeks 1 hour ago||Prisoner's Dilemma||
Now that an MSU player has put Ole' Miss in jail, the code of silence is broken, so it is in 'Ole Miss' best interest to reduce their sentence by betraying everyone they have dirt on.
|9 weeks 1 hour ago||I agree, but||
The News and Observer would not let go of the UNC issues, and they still haven't been really hammered for it. Everyone knows UNC kept athletes eligible through fake courses. Nothing really has been done.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Hey - you raised your son right||
at 16, he knew there was no way in hell he wanted to move to Columbus.
Nice job Dad!
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Like the day after the Johnson hello post||
Oh - Harbaugh is going to hire a QBs dad as a 10th position coach - well we better block that.
/s but not really
|10 weeks 1 day ago||There callin' the cops man||
put the piece away
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Having driven a cruiser||
2500 yards astern of the bird farm in lifeguard station for countless hours, I am sure glad they tested with those trolleys as well, or we would have been a lot busier picking you brown shoes out of the water brother.
Maybe New News gave them time to watch, but it's a testament to the people who build our steel homes at sea, that so many took the time to watch that exercise. It's nice to see what you build works, and it's nice to know that those that build it care that it works.
In sadder news, we no longer have a USS Enterprise in our fleet. I am lookin forward to CVN-80. (We need a new Yorktown too.)
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah, but for everyone that goes on to a lucrative career||
there are the ones that are hot babes, I mean gifted athletes now that won't make it and deserve some share of the profits while they have their moment of fame.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||It's been obvious for many years||
the team is way too reliant on threes, and doesn't have the bigs to defend and rebound on a top team inside (heck, apparently any team), much less someone to take the ball into the paint and score.
Beilien's either boxed in by his own system reputation in recruiting or unwilling to change ... so the situation won't change without a change.
|12 weeks 18 hours ago||Looks at offensive line||
Scratches head while trying to figure out who's starting at 3 positions. Shakes head.
Maybe with two oline coaches, and a shift to zone blocking and spread plays, maybe.
But no - we still have a talent / age gap on that oline.
|12 weeks 19 hours ago||My son did the sound production for Bama's||
Signing Day show so I watched it. It was two announcers sitting in chairs and talking from the Stadium Club. They interviewed some of the new players. No fans were present. No other entertainment. No former stars.
It was pretty boring.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah but it was OK||
Because it went to Cam's dad, and Cam didn't know about it.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||I know it won't happen||
but I actually prefer this
|14 weeks 5 hours ago||No - that is West Virginia||
and they are in the Big 12.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Sometimes I wonder||
if Saban is encouraging this "there's a chance" stuff in the recruiting sphere just to bait and embarrass Harbaugh.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||It's hard for the big uglies||
To do a lot of pull-ups. Think about lifting 300 lbs repeatedly with very long arms.
Makes me think of the 6 minute mile run "Throw a Bucket of Cold Water" section in Bo's Lasting Lessons.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||I was in school in the 80's||
the only memory I have of Yost is someone convinced me to go ice skating once or twice.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||I thought #2 was||
consensual but he copied a secret video he had taken on her cell phone to another device and she found the original on her cell phone?
|15 weeks 1 hour ago||Yeah - I am very worried we are looking at||
a repeat of the year Gardner's ribs were turned to paste.
However, other teams seem to be able to put together serviceable young lines. Heck Penn State won a Big Ten Championship and competed in a Rose Bowl on two redshirt freshmen on the left, and a freshman and a redshirt sophomore on the right.
So if we could just have nice things for once ...
|15 weeks 3 hours ago||I think the flood gates||
opened much wider after Cam Newton.
I don't think paying the players a salary would stop it.
|15 weeks 22 hours ago||Yes||
I miss the old heavy duty champion T's and still buy the regular simple MICHIGAN ones.
|15 weeks 23 hours ago||I got the thin M hat||
the sizing runs maybe 1/4" small.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||With our "poor" position being O-Line||
did you see those wildebeasts last night?
|15 weeks 1 day ago||And we only have 85 scholarship players||
like mid to late Bo
|15 weeks 2 days ago||There really isn't much||
in Clemson, SC. Not many places to celebrate.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||So he's hangin' with all his||
Georgia buds, in Georgia, and he says F Michigan and someone gets it on video and posts it up.
Then he sends out a respectful apology.
He was talkin' shit with the boys, like most of us boys have. How many times has a guy said "man, forget that girl" to be cool with his buds, and then she looks at him and he doesn't forget her ...
The difference is everything gets recorded and posted for these guys nowadays.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||because||
the real world is fake and the online world is real ...
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Neg Me||
Because many people on this site need to get a life: a recruit committed to Bama goes to Bama - imagine that... Tsk, Tsk, Tsk...
|15 weeks 4 days ago||It would be worth being ejected||
To have shoved his face to the floor right then. He'll keep his antics up until someone let's him know they won't put up with it, or the refs call him on every little thing.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||We'll then that's good news||
Bama Tuscaloosa does not have a hospital. UAB is the one with a med school.
|15 weeks 6 days ago||They're in a basketball league||
And, they have high five days on campus to keep spirits up while working your ass off 24/7.
|16 weeks 25 min ago||Looks at Bama's line and depth /||
looks at Michigan's...
Looks at Bama's last three wins / looks at Michigan's last three losses...
|16 weeks 6 hours ago||This thread - and the last should be locked||
I would rather let the coaching staff evaluate and pursue as they see fit and not have a bunch of petulant internet tough guy comments interfere.
Since one staffer's mistakes have already interfered, lets just lay low.
|16 weeks 7 hours ago||Pre-Calc||
Both of my sons think pre-calc was harder than Calc AB - it was more theoretical without obvious practical application.
Wendy5k - in your shoes would point out to my son that the majority of the responses here emphasized calc and physics, and so pre-calc is the class to work a little harder in, so next year when he takes calc and physics he'll be on more solid footing. (This sort of approach worked with my middle son. My oldest son has always thought he knows best, and had to learn the hard way.)
The other thing that will help set goals is meeting with actual professors in the astronomy and physics departments at some schools, and let them describe what is important. (Maybe aero engineering too.)
The good news is, once they've hooked on something, it is a lot easier to get them to focus on goals.
|16 weeks 8 hours ago||I bet the Navy would take||
engineering a propulsion system that will work reliably at this point.
(They seem to have forgotten how to engineer reduction gears.)
|16 weeks 8 hours ago||I didn't think ya'll people up there||
listened to music like that
|16 weeks 1 day ago||If you are an accepted student at Bama||
you have a @crimson.ua.edu email address.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Stay sober||
or at least relatively, because there is tea bagging too.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||He's not in Bama's||
as of 3:47 today (1/3)
|16 weeks 2 days ago||Can you please make your title more of a question?||
e.g., When will we have a final list of Early Enrollees?
That would avoid people logging in expecting to see a list of early enrollees, and then frustratingly find the post is only a question on a topic that has been discussed at least once in the past few days.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||You can't grow a coaching tree||
If you don't let the chicks leave the nest and learn to fly on their own.
Good luck to Jedd Fisch and Thank You.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||I think the loss of Peppers with no practice time left||
Put a serious amount of adjustment and confusion into our 1St half defensive play. If Peppers had been injured days earlier or had played, the first half defensive results would have been more like the second half.
So, yeah, I think we win in that instance.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Which is why||
I have no B1G loyalty right now. Hopefully PSU is shut out as well.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||I think this game||
helps with recruiting. It is not Satan, then Meyer, then everyone else. Meyer just got exposed, and it was pretty clear Michigan was the better team in The Game too.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||It would be interesting to know||
how much Clemson watched film from our game and Penn State's
|16 weeks 5 days ago||I hope you're right||
I just don't see how the O-line problem gets fixed enough without two years of conditioning and experience.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Is it just me||
Or have the suits finally managed to kill the excitement of the bowl season?
Maybe part of it is not being on New Year's Day this year (f the NFL), but...
And go Tigers, beat OSU.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Unfortunately, I think we are entering a two year hour glass||
and this year had the potential (by 5, well 8 pts) to steel us up for the trip through the worm hole.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Your reasoning I buy||
I still think the team did better this year than last, but yes - who gets the better grade if both lose their NY6 bowl game, Harbaugh or Franklin?
Franklin: he beat OSU, won the Division and the Conference, is off to the Rose Bowl, and did it with less talent - even on O-line.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||I with you||
emotional hot take / waste of the hamster wheel.
The team did better than last year (up until the bowl which was going to be a disaster when the linchpin of your defensive gamelan pulls a hamstring the day before). The team still struggled behind the same interior O-line issues that led to Hoke's demise. (You can't develop good QBs and RBs without the protection from which to do so.)
|17 weeks 7 hours ago||Maybe he was able to transfer back enough credits||
|18 weeks 17 hours ago||Congrats to you Hatter||
and your daughter!
|18 weeks 20 hours ago||Tell her to keep her head up||
We were told Michigan defers many great candidates during early admissions. I think they want to see who goes early decision to the Ivys, Duke, NW, Chicago etc. then admit from a narrowed field.
|18 weeks 23 hours ago||CONGRATS!||
|18 weeks 1 day ago||My son didn't get the email notification yet||
But his decision status on Wolverine Access is "admitted to the University of Michigan"
WOO! Dad in tears here.... Go Blue!
|18 weeks 1 day ago||THE_KNOWLEDGE called Meyer to OSU||
in January 2011 before the Tatts scandal even broke. http://mgoblog.com:8080/diaries/coaching-search The schadenfreud would be so wonderful if it happened. Of course OSU would just hire Tressel back.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||So ... It's your fault||
you caused the flux in the pattern. /S
While I didn't watch the live feed, I too was way to sucked into sweeping Commitmas.
I seriously feel better about going back to seeing a hello post on MGoBlog and think "my, that's nice" and going on with my day.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah but now I am missing the space capsul||
that goes with the GIJoe astronaut and the dune buggy I was going to pretend is a moon rover!
|18 weeks 6 days ago||If true seems like a LTT type situation||
If true seems like a LTT type situation
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|19 weeks 1 day ago||I don't see a reason to post this question||
I am quite sure the coaching staff and compliance know what they are doing. All the post does is cause questions - possibly in the minds of potential early enrollees as they make a decision. Why would we want that?
|19 weeks 1 day ago||I'm guessing Jive Turkey||
could apply to at least half of satellite camp territory.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Moms||
Please lock this and leave it up - change the subject to OSU reporters Harbaugh to NFL rumors are intended to harm Michigan recruiting during the quiet period, and put some comment in that says anyone else posting this will be shot, have a pink pony avatar, and be sent to Bolivia.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah, and how much does that opportunity cost him||
If he get injured badly against Florida or Cincinnati?
He can come back and finish a degree later, or get an additional one. He should capitalize on his talent while he still has it.
|19 weeks 4 days ago||Been through this before||
Was called a first down, wasn't ..... arm did not cross ... but they moved the chains so they can not measure ... but the replay official called it back
|19 weeks 5 days ago||So you think we should go through||
the growing pains of our third first year QB is as many years?
|19 weeks 5 days ago||This and||
you can't discount the effects of being banged up on either end of the throw.
It will be interesting to see this offense with some time to get healthy and resync against FSU.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||He cut off Darryl Funk||
who was about to instruct high school coaches on o-line development techniques. Thank God he did, or generations of o-linemen from Michigan high schools would arrive in colleges soft and unable to run block.
/s (sort of)
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Is that the going rate||
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Your married to McKayla||
|19 weeks 6 days ago||You make very good points||
and what is so frustrating is they did it with a rotating patchwork quilt of an o-line, and we haven't seemed to be able to do that since 2011.
|20 weeks 9 hours ago||I always felt||
they should have left the pre-BCS bowl system in place, and on January 2nd choose the two best teams to play for the NC.
I would be good with removing 1 game from the regular season, have the last game the Saturday before Thanksgiving, and a by week before the conference championship game, run the bowl games, pick the best four, and play in.
The problems with that are:
$ - anyone not a division loses a game - $
$$ - even though it gives the players a chance to have TG with family, what are people supposed to watch the Saturday after Thanksgiving? - $$
It eats into winter semester for NC contenders - when exactly are these kids supposed to be students again if not the winter semester?
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Eh - I am a Navy guy||
and celebrating brown shoes yeah, but my grandfather flew gliders delivering the Airborne into Holland so I like the Army unifromz better.
That said, even though I think being down a QB and RB it is going to be much closer than expected a week ago:
GO NAVY, BEAT ARMY!
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Oh sure||
but just realistically recognize it as bloviating.
i.e., yes he did / no he didn't is very gray in these situations.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Yeah - just an informal one or rather a conversation||
then his agent got said Western is going to offer $30 mil for 10 years. Then the same agent leaked that to spread around the internet.
My sarcastic point is silly season has started - believe what happened when it is over. Until then it's all speculation and misdirection.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||OSU didn't have two thin||
recruiting classes of 3rd and 4th year players stepping in to fill the NFL vacancies.
On the flip - this is why Harbaugh has been burning redshirts - they have holes to fill and need experience.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Thanks, Follow-Up question:||
Will the O-Line lose the DonJoy carbon fiber erector sets on their arms (Kalis, Cole)?
(Was wondering how much the O-Line've been hampered by injury over the last month.)
|20 weeks 2 days ago||I think the mid season realignment||
might hurt the B1G in CFP seeding, because the schedule down the stretch probably results in an additional loss, and higher injury potential as well.
If you look at Bama, they play in the B1G East equivalent SEC West, and they put a cream puff in the schedule late in the season (usually before the Iron Bowl) as a breather.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||Let me fix that||
3. Winning OOC Schedule
Though Bama's OOC Schedule (other than USC) always is a joke.
|20 weeks 3 days ago||I have two ideas!||
1) The networks have all these cameras whizzing around on cables giving us worthless panning action views, why don't they park one right over the line to gain?
2) Why don't we have a transparent ref process where refs recuse themselves for games with their favorite or state school so people can see there is a reasonable expectation for fairness?
|20 weeks 4 days ago||If Brodie had left off||
"and it's totally okay" then I am fine with what was said.
I agree, time to move on.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||I think the conditioning||
issue is on offense. Defense had enough rotation to cope, if - as you (ijohnb) said - the offense could keep the ball long enough.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||I'll pass||
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Agreed - we do not need another Pasadena 2007||
and agree to making lemonade as well.
Lemonade Bowl it is!
|20 weeks 4 days ago||If we had lost to OSU||
fair and square, I'd be over it and looking forward to the Orange Bowl / dreading the end of a wonderful football season.
That didn't happen. It's not okay.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Can we talk about officiating again?||
We really need a full blown officiating UFR so we can all mail it to the Big Ten offices with a letter to go fuck themselves.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||So?||
We had an injured QB during the Iowa game and lost by a point ...
with the O'Neil officiating crew no less.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||I think Noon ESPN|
|20 weeks 4 days ago||I think the B1G needs to change||
their division championship tie breaker rules.
Along with adding transparency to their refereeing selection and post game assessment process.
And Michigan needs an O-Line that can perform better especially late in games.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Considering 10 year old boys||
take on the attitude of the people around them, and most of us were really butt hurt about being dropped to no 3, and the Rose Bowl representing the consolation prize, his memory and lesson learned is a good one.
My son was 8, and didn't get why I was so angry at an LSU / Bama BCS game.
(Apparently Delany is still pissed based on his quote during one of the games last night.)
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Which is exactly why beating MSU and OSU||
And now PSU is important. For everyone who rolls their eyes when this is said, if we had beaten OSU, we'd be in.
If not ... also ran bowl.
Would sure like to know what the drag is in 4th Quarter for this team.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Wouldn't it be confirming||
if OSU lost to Colorado too?
|20 weeks 5 days ago||With a month for Speight to get healthy||
And for Kalis and crew to get serious about career and draft position, shed the arm braces, and actually get coached up again, I think our Offense will look great.
Similar with aa healed defense.
The question is will they be up for an also ran Orange Bowl (ala the 2007 Rose Bowl)?
|20 weeks 5 days ago||RBs have to learn how||
to block. No Peppers. Nor buying almost as good for WRs or DBs. DL will be one injury from end of season 2015 DL. It will be a growing year, where as OSU grew this year, so our next big hope is in biased Columbus 2018. 2017 will be very 2015-like. We'll be very lucky to make NYD6 again.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||Doesn't matter||
Both OSU and Clemson are in due to perceptions from last year.
At this point it is a future campaign for Michigan - whoever we play, in whichever bowl, we need to beat soundly so at the end of the day the committee can look back and say we should have been in, and that carries over to next year (and hopefully recruiting).
I actually hope Clemson slips to 4 and Washington moves up, or even better OSU slips to 4. I want the Buckeyes to lose like MSU did last year for recruiting purposes. If that can happen in the semi-finals, even better.
|20 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah - one of my OSU freinds||
emailed me a pic bragging about OSUs 44 Freshmen beating our 43 Seniors and I emailed him back a NSFMF note with Ace's FFF diagrams and exact accountings - there were 17 3rd and 4th year players - only 5 1st and 2nd out of 22.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||I think they're vulnerable||
but we're talking hitting multiple thermal exhaust ports in a coordinated sequnce vulnerable.
I think our defense can hold up for a while, but unless our o-line improves significantly we ultimately loose a field position game in the second half.
OSU - they just loose. Bama will be by that All Big Ten winning center and into Barrett's grille every play.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||Yeah Tan||
was the shit!
|20 weeks 6 days ago||'Member we curmudgeons said||
get off our lawns until we beat MSU and OSU?
|20 weeks 6 days ago||Hey - that nuclear physicist is my||
frat brother too. Which, damn, one is a nuclear physicist, one is Hawaii's AD, and one has a son playing baseball for UofM. I need to step it up ...
|21 weeks 16 min ago||B1G West vs||
|21 weeks 50 min ago||The Russians||
or North Koreans would hack it to keep us off balance.
|21 weeks 1 hour ago||I am wondering how many of those $12 tickets||
are M-Fans, and Delany is laughing his way to the bank on their backs.
|21 weeks 4 hours ago||I think if Wisconsin blows out||
Penn State, and either Clemson or UW lose, they'll take Wisconsin over us - especially with their win over LSU - even though we beat Colorado.
|21 weeks 10 hours ago||Supply and Demand||
The rink dink bowls come and go. Clearly some need to go. Sooner or later they will.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah - after Brian's post||
I was wondering if the word to cool it until the bowl picture is decided went out.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||Well from '83 to '86||
The boo birds came out on 1st down up the middle plays for two yards, and the cheers and people yelling "you tell 'em Bo" were very loud when he went to town on the refs. Woody was notorius for ref chewing too, so don't let any Bucknuts tell you how Harbaugh should behave.
I wonder how much heat Harbaugh took from Jon Falk for breaking his "Ram" headset?
|21 weeks 2 days ago||Yes - this is clearly the way||
they have rigged it.
|21 weeks 2 days ago||You're right||
the Ohio State offense was much better at wrapping up, than the Michigan defense on that play.
|21 weeks 2 days ago||Shouldn't this be||
|21 weeks 3 days ago||when the f are we going to finally get||
a good o-line again? This one's gone from historically the worst to passable to maybe good. Maybe there are injuries: half of them have arm braces on. But still, in the time these guys have staggered about, MSU manages to find a line from piece parts every year, and OSU manages to reload every year.
Our o-line is where we would lose to Bama if we had made the playoffs.
I don't remember the last year I felt this o-line kicks ass.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||The Rose Bowl has first choice right?||
I think this is a non-traditional situation. Why would they not invite the team that beat both the B1G Champion and the other division champion?
|21 weeks 4 days ago||I think it is far better to assume we are not in||
and don't keep up with the narrowing scenario game. Our paths were clear - beat Iowa / lose to OSU maybe, lose to Iowa / win out definitely. We're done, and it is a matter of Rose or Orange most likely.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||I felt they needed to go for a TD||
in the second OT as well. OSU from the 25 was too dangerous.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||Well, I think next year will be a longer walk in the woods||
then again, Penn State just won the B1G East with no where near the talent we have, and the Buckeyes have to replace Barrett, so they'll have the inexperienced QB.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||Yes - Particpation Trophies for Everyone!||
Really solid exciting season, and mostly great game today, but news flash: We still haven't beaten OSU - nor won a division or conference championship.
What, are we goin' all Butch Jones now?
|21 weeks 5 days ago||It was in the B1G's interest||
for us to lose this game (potential fo two in the playoffs). Thus the refs were always going to be against us. We had to win in spite of the refs. We didn't.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||Tell Lloyd Carr||
and the 1996 team that.
|21 weeks 5 days ago||This is an interim step||
Talked to an LSU fan on the beach yesterday - they love Coach "O" because he's one of them. I didn't want to say it, but to me Coach "O" is the Brady Hoke of LSU. We'll see, but I'll bet on this being a two to three year run.
Of course it depends on the coaching staff he manages to hire under him.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||I'll admit Ali was a complex character||
who presented reasons to not like him, and reasons to admire him.
So I plus oned you for your valid opinion, and think all the minuses (who are not "no politics") need to check their open mindedness.
|22 weeks 18 hours ago||Was he saying the F word a lot||
and was Mabel Pines and her children nearby?
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Freezing trumpet question||
does it sound different when cold? More tinny? What happens when the spit freezes?
|22 weeks 4 days ago||Except Henne's AC injury was his throwing arm||
I know a QB uses both, but the impact should be somewhere between OSU Henne and normal Speight.
One game under belt in crappy weather O'Korn may be the better choice. I guess we'll rely on the doctors and Harbaugh to figure it out.
|22 weeks 4 days ago||Okay, if we go with that||
Those guys have to read and react quickly to the pressure. I wonder how much the weather (wet turf) effects the ability react.
|22 weeks 4 days ago||I saw you fall on your sword||
Always remember to trust in the QB Whisperer
|22 weeks 4 days ago||During the game I was shaking my fist alternating between||
O'Korn, pass blocking and the weather, and wondering about the receivers too.
Those conditions sucked for easing into a first start / full game. It wasn't going to go well or be a good look, and running into Indiana was going to be hard sledding.
It seems though that the o-line has lost a step the past two weeks (nagging injuries / communications issues at Kinnock). And then the receivers haven't seemed as quick either / unable to separate quick enough.
It would really be interesting to get insight on this.
|22 weeks 4 days ago||I heard ya||
Yeah, there is "inside voice" for football fandom and "outside voice". The funny thing is public decorum demands they are flip flopped from what you learn as a kid.
My sister went to Pitt, and her husband and son are huge WVA fans. Her favorite part of football season is when they shift game viewing to the deer hunting camp. (Which she was really thankful about last night.)
As for the O'Korn lovers out there (ijohnb, mgrowold ...), Speight is the guy.
|22 weeks 4 days ago||I'm guessing this is a tale of two games||
Before the Smith pylon touchdown, it was more like Iowa, after it was walking in a winter wonderland.
That was certainly how it happened in my home - the yelling and cursing suddenly shifted to laughing.
|22 weeks 4 days ago||They've been saving him||
for next week.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||The brain fart game last year||
was the OSU game. Hopefully we got the gas out last week ...
Seriously though, this staff played Indiana and OSU last year. They did not play Iowa. I'm hoping some of this was Kinnick at night making it hard to communicate, think and let the tension out on the sidelines, some was staff unfamiliarity, and then there is the just plain bad luck.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||You forget the crowd is on top of the bench at Kinnick||
They even said on the broadcast - Speight wanted to throw some passes on the sideline to losen up before that last series, but there was no room to do it.
|23 weeks 5 hours ago||In the Wah Happened last week category||
I have often wondered how Academic Calendar (mid terms - exams - papers due) impacts down week performance.
We need a student to give an academic weather forecast each week.
|23 weeks 1 day ago||We should still feel dirty after ordering||
even at a discount. They are in Ohio. We should order from upstanding establishments in Ann Arbor Michigan and support the local Ann Arbor economy.
[When will Moe's get Jordan brand?]
|23 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah - the football coach||
at my son's middle school is a big Iowa fan. I was expecting him to say something in the carpool line, but I had to broach the subject first and invite him to speak, to which he said "the sun even shines on a monkey's ass sometimes!" (i.e, more critical of Iowa football than giving me shit).
Kinnick and Camp Randall are the two on my list of must get to for an away game.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||Seems to me we are getting diminishing returns||
for Pepcat plays. Unlesss there are wrinkles and counters they haven't shown yet, I think we are seeing enough, or maybe too many reps now.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||We're home yes, but I think it will be closer||
Even if Speight plays he's injured, and Indiana's run defense is better than their pass defense.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||Well - live games yes||
but in a part of the country where defense is something just not done anymore ....
|23 weeks 3 days ago||However, strength against the run||
in this situation puts us at a disadvantage.
|23 weeks 3 days ago||I'm with the thanks crowd||
The humor in this helps me cope - I was looking forward to this last night.
I appreciate your time spent very much.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||Fucking O'Neill crew||
Fucks us over again!
|23 weeks 4 days ago||Fucking O'Neill crew!!||
|23 weeks 6 days ago||I was thinking this too||
It feels like the dogs have been held back.
|24 weeks 21 min ago||Um - yes||
The question is, do we want to play Bama in the semi or the final. I had been thinking don't give Saban four weeks to prep, but our coaching staff changes things up too, and Ohio State beat Bama in the semis ...
|24 weeks 3 hours ago||Yep||
|24 weeks 2 days ago||Somebody watches MTV?||
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Herbie seems to be a Louisville homer||
|24 weeks 5 days ago||I'm wondering if||
UofM goes the whole season with no gameday home or away. What are the odds they choose Columbus over Tuscaloosa? Maybe @ Iowa??? Maybe vs IU since the SEC is holding body bag week?
|24 weeks 6 days ago||I upvoted you on sentiment||
But there are also practical reasons to shut it down like not exposing your players to garbage time neceasary roughness injury threat and not exposing your playbook to that team you're playing in a month.
|25 weeks 2 hours ago||He's David Pumpkins|
|25 weeks 5 hours ago||Its the David Pumpkins play||
Odd, predictable and not very fear inducing
which gives you a false sense of being able to handle it until
He shockingly shows up behind you while you're looking the other way
|25 weeks 1 day ago||And group of five / independants||
Let the little guys eat something I say.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||"Then it's Godzilla versus the fishing village time"||
Had me laughing out loud on that one.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||My GM had this problem.||
I learned very quickly to view everything in grey scale print view and fix the colors that were hard to differentiate.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||My son is a D-End||
He says there are five linement holding on every down, and it will barely ever, if ever get called. So you have to play through it every play.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||Not sure if you're saying this||
but to me this is the beauty of The Game (a well coached one at least). By then both sides have an entire season of the other on tape, so the result is a real chess match both strategically and tactically.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||Clearly some marks needed to be fleeced||
or the alternate conspiracy is ESPN needed compelling entertainment / somebody at Buffalo Wild Wings pressed the button.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||The other MSU for the Cowbells||
and FSU for that stupid tomahawk chop song.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||Right so, everyone stop asking worry bead questions||
and Just Win Baby! Only one way to the BTCG as it stands:
Win The Game!
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Except he ran a defense against our offense||
Everyday in practice for a year.
Yes, I expect this game to be closer than expected
|25 weeks 4 days ago||I don't know what came over me||
but I was yelling "Ha, ha, Fuck You Dantonio!" at the top of my lungs when Jabril scooped and ran that two point conversion in.
It was a release of total relief after what happened last year.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Bama has flaws||
but not gaping ones.
I just hope we are not paired with them for a semifinal. Turns out, playing Saban after he has four weeks to prep for you is not a good experience.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||And Florida State||
|25 weeks 4 days ago||I swear - our little TWIS diary should||
include the schadenfreude of our own fans after not winning enough over Michigan State on the road.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Hmmm||
Bama 48-43 at 3-4 Ole Miss blowout?
Granted they beat A&M by 19 points, but that was a home game.
They haven't played LSU away yet. They haven't played Auburn at home.
Sure they win by blowouts - so has Michigan.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Um Clemson almost lost to NC State||
Troy, and Auburn. I don't think so.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||I was going to respond to Cold War||
they are acting like an unwashed Ohio State fan, but then I saw the negative thousands of points and decided to let trolls go unnoticed.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||They have to be putting this on video||
for a reason. Over and over again.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||I know it is a midwestern thing||
but is there a reason we always have to be deeply worried about something - Eeyores in every thread ...
|26 weeks 2 days ago||Spartan Stadium is real turf grass||
Probably different shoes for the grass field. Expect Sparty shenaningans like over watering the field to bog it down.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||What could be more fun than||
Driving up the score with cruelty at MSU, AND putting in the backups and having them score too, and the the backup backups ...
Remember that which won't be remembered from last season and the post game hooting? Remember the Devin Garnder's ribs to paste game? Remember the break Denard's neck game?
Win with (curricular, not extracurricular) cruelty!
|26 weeks 3 days ago||As a dad of a 3rd string highschool player||
I can confirm that positive blowouts are fun times for the bench, and when expected blowouts don't happen it is very frustrating for bench players who were hoping to get on the field, particularly if said bench player is a senior on a team that has under performed in prior years.
And the spot on that challenge was so egregious - we should have been 4th and six inches - it was the principle of the matter. I bet Harbaugh's players feel their coach has their back.
|26 weeks 3 days ago||I have upvoted everyone who said||
Just win out, or beat MSU. The path is clear. End of analysis.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Everything is a crap shoot||
Either side could have critical injuries (see Glasgow last year). That said, my son and I were pleased PSU was able to get to Barrett. If PSU can do that, imagine what Mattison's hordes can do.
Enjoy the moment. Hopefully our guys stay healthy and focused. There will be a winning game plan when we get there. :-)
|26 weeks 4 days ago||FWIW my son reports||
that the party in Tuscaloosa really got rolling after OSU lost last night. They dislike Urbs down there as much as we dislike OSU.
|26 weeks 4 days ago||Comong man||
Can't you wait 'til Monday to rain on the parade?
|27 weeks 6 hours ago||Mine is like a 7 or 8||
This is not like heading into the game with no O-line, or Threet-Sheridan-Dammit under center. We haz starz. This is more likely to be a clash of titans than "we're here for our beat down sir".
|27 weeks 9 hours ago||Okay - lets do the math||
$488/4 = $122 / year
Taxes on that about 30% = $85K net
Out of state cost of attendance = $60K leaving $15K (How much do they get for stipend now?)
In state cost of attendance = $29K leaving $56K
Paying the players makes the case for staying in-state stronger. Anybody want to compete with just Michigan in-state players? This would result in Texas, Florida, Ohio, and California teams dominating college football. I also think it would cause issues with Title IX because non-revenue sports would go unfunded which may further reduce the number of paid players allowed.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||Put me in the get off my lawn category||
Like the maize ones better, but still...
As long as the recruits love 'em I guess.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||If you know what an 8-track is||
And listened to them, your virility was probably better then than now - so yeah.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||Yes if we lose in Columbus||
No otherwise ...
|27 weeks 6 days ago||Let's not forget we were short||
an injured field goal kicker for the Iowa game as well.
So yeah - no excuses.
|27 weeks 6 days ago||The other intresting aspect is||
whomever wins The Game will presumably walk into the BTCG with quite a few bruises, and then play a possibly healthier Hornibrook.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||I beleive in the PSU/Joe Pa case||
there is this whole issue of actually witnessing the behavior, and never reporting and ensuring it to the point that it gets into the legal system at all.
In this case it is reported. While I think internal punishment (running stairs, etc.) is advised initially whether proven guilty or not (if the player admits to being there), it's OK to wait on suspension, etc. for the outcome.
There is a grey line here somewhere: making sure the case is fairly handled along with some fatherly administering of pennance, versus colluding to have it dropped or covered up to keep a player active, versus over reaching, versus what should be done even if the case is dropped.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||SEC Fans have been wishfully saying the same about Saban||
for years, and he doesn't even have the same rooted connection to Tuscaloosa that Jim has to Ann Arbor. I think the Saban model is the way to go - especially as get older. If a coach can find themself a good place where they can be successful on a sustained basis, they can set up for a long run and then focus on the fine tuning necessary to win championships (versus rebuilding from scratch).
|29 weeks 4 hours ago||I have a neighbor who went to Rutgers||
They are odd people who throw open partys for local riff raff. The dude walks out to get his paper every morning in open robe and boxers. My Ohio State neighbors have more class.
|29 weeks 10 hours ago||No one liked Greise either||
it worked out in the long run.
We need to wait and see: Trust the Baugh!
|29 weeks 10 hours ago||In my view they primary difference||
is the O-Line is all growed up. Then, calling play action on long yardage was foolish because everyone knew you couldn't get it on the ground (think Penn State 2013). Now, there's a chance (still not a good enough one) so you have to respect run or pass, plus any number of tight ends, H backs, ect. could pop out of the formation to catch a pass.
The problem with Borges was: we were a 1 dimensional team for the most part of 2013 - and that dimension had his ribs turned to paste vs MSU by predictable play calling. Worse, rather than designing plays to fit the 1 dimension, Borges continued to pound the square peg into the round hole. Meanwhile you could get two tickets for two Cokes ... [shudders, feels bad for Gardner/hopes he does well in Japan, moves on with morning]
|29 weeks 23 hours ago||Thanks for posting||
If it was an ACL he wouldn't be in the hospital on pain meds - so we were worried it was far far worse. This is positive news.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||Exactly what I came to say||
just re-watched the video this morning - Jourdan was turned looking at the ball and in the act of catching it. Rushing had just started to turn his head when Lewis pulled the ball in. I think his head turn was too late, he was a few steps too far downfield, and he would not have been able to catch it anyway.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||And he'll start throwing to the right and deep||
Because they've been hiding that all season even when losing just to fool us.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||My son wore a donjoy knee brace||
the first season after his ACL and meniscus surgery. We discussed this in relation to Newsome not wearing one. He says they are a bit restrictive, and also a bit annoying, slipping, needing adujustments, etc. He was happy to take it off.
As for Higdon and swelling knees - yeah - off and on swelling for up to a year was our experience.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||There were on the live blog Saturday too||
Wilton wouldn't even have been in to make the pass to Darboh. Haven't been to a game but I hear there are a lot of QB complainers there too. A whole lotta Francises that need to lighten up.
|29 weeks 3 days ago||This is awesome||
Minor suggestion just to add subtle Michiganization: stitch the outline of the Crisler wings on the helmet