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I for one am trying to remember what shirt or jersey I had on last time, and NOT wear it.
|6 hours 29 min ago||Maybe location dependent. Down here||
where the SEC is just as much despised by ACC fans. Instead all we hear about is how awesome ACC basketball is.
Anyway the Big Ten has been a running joke since 2006. So beleaguered B1G fans get along - sort of. There are still smug Ohio fans - talking a good game about how important our rivalry is, but knowing they have the upper hand. And I take stuff from State fans, and a guy I know who went to Illinois. But in general we all root for the B1G, even when it is hard to.
|1 day 6 hours ago||Good luck with that||
especially when they hit teen years. Somehow the truth becomes whatever way they need to twist reality necessary to support their point of view or justify what they want to do.
|3 days 4 hours ago||At least here in NC:Parents are responsible for primary coverage||
and the school systems usually have a secondary coverage that covers what is not covered by the primary coverage. Sometimes they offer an primary coverage policy that parents can purchase if they don't have primary coverage.
This applies to high schools in NC - but I assume similar everywhere. (I don't think it applies at the middle school level.)
Coverage for rehab typically rehabilitates you for normal activity however - it doesn't extend to fully athletic recovery. Thus - yes - the sooner he gets to the Michigan strength and conditioning staff - the sooner he gets back to full capability.
|4 days 2 min ago||Well - PGB can go knock himself out||
but I think he's established in his post that he is a fan, just not one of this game.
I believe the values we had when I attended Michigan was everyone has a right to their opinion, and we should have the respect to let them air it whether we agree or not ... I don't agree with yours our PGB's - but you both have made yourselves clear.
|4 days 6 min ago||I didn't spend any time in Boone that year||
but it wasn't that horrible. I guess maybe because I felt they they had a right to talk - they beat us.
|4 days 6 hours ago||Hopefully Nuss' tutelage||
makes up for it, and Devin blossoms this year.
As I read the article, I could totaly see the Devin trying too hard. We could see it in 2012, but he was lucky. In 2013 it came out to bite him. I am hoping in 2014 we see a wiser Devin.
|1 week 1 day ago||I don't have the entire context of||
Gardner's interview, so I am taking the whole discussion with a grain of salt.
I do however think that Nuss is probably a better quarterback coach for these guys than Gorgeous. At the very least you'd think he'd have more credibility coaching the QBs since he's been there and done that himself.
We'll see I guess.
|1 week 1 day ago||I don't see this happening||
Our ones on offense need every bit of experience they can get.
|1 week 2 days ago||^This^ is why||
We should rely on the coaches to make the right decisions.
We don't know either the kid, the back story, or all the facts.
|2 weeks 20 hours ago||^This^||
Center is a key leadership position, and we're probably better off starting either Miller or Glasgow who both have game experience than Kugler: someone entirely new for a third year in a row (actually we broke in 3 new centers in 2 seasons).
Of the three, Miller is the only one who has been at center his whole time at Michigan (if not in games, certainly in practice), so I would expect him to have the most experience at recognizing coverage and making assignment calls at the line.
Without two NFL bound seniors at either tackle spot to provide counter-guidance - perhaps these guys can act as one from the center out.
|2 weeks 21 hours ago||Oh come on||
clearly if Alabama or Ohio State or Michigan or USC, et al. come calling for you today, you are more likely going to choose one of them over Toledo or Utah or Boise, and there are only 85 scholarships.
Now if the big 5 are allowed to raise the number of scholarships back to 95 or 105, that would suck the talent out of the other conferences more than $2500 a year and a $5000 trust in licensing fees.
I don't see the equation changes much. It is David and Goliath now anyway.
|2 weeks 21 hours ago||Yeah||
but I can buy a ticket for $20 and get there in 20 minutes.
Let's face it, they made it further in the ACC last year than we have in the Big Ten in a while. So we shouldn't cast stones.
Also, Coach K. has been advising Cutcliffe on how to build a program to a point to where they get significant alumni support. (He apparently is equating football to where basketball was when he came in.) So - probably not Stanford level - but Duke may actually be able to build themselves into at least a Northwestern like mold over the next few years.
|2 weeks 21 hours ago||Worse, he's being rewarded with a scholarship||
in spite of his crime when that scholarship could be rewarded to someone else who may be just as needy but in exchange would set a better example.
Honestly - it is probably best to let the police, and Hoke figure this one out. We don't know the whole story, nor (as Brian reminds us) the back story.
I was not wild about keeping Frank Clark on the team, but apparently (I think it was Rittenberg who wrote) Clark is a good guy who has really come a long way from very bad circumstances.
|2 weeks 22 hours ago||Well, I understood your meaning, but||
probably best to have left the Gibbons case out of it.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||As I said above||
there are other kids who'd never think of doing that who deserve a shot at playing football for Michigan before this guy. If Hoke and Brandon want to be a father figure for York on the side, I am fine with it. I don't want this kid taking up a scholarship that could be given to a deserving walk on or a deserving candidate in next year's recruiting class.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||This kind of scenario||
are part of the problem. I'd bet for every York, there are hundreds of kids who are a step slower, or not quite as strong, but would love to play football and be on scholarship at Michigan, or a JUCO or some other D1 school or try it in FCS or DII school. And those kids have never even thought about sucker punching a guy.
Why should this guy get a second chance? Because he is athletically gifted?
In my view the consequence of doing something like this should be no more football or scholarships. Those rewards should go to someone who deserves them. He should no have to make his own way in life. Otherwise what he has just learned is if he does something like this, there will always be a JUCO and then hopefully get picked up by some other D1 school or try it in FCS or DII.
Yes - there are solid reasons to hold up positive examples for what can happen if you do the right thing, and negative examples for what can happen if you do the wrong thing.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I'm not ready to give up on Miller yet||
I keep hoping this is his Heininger principle year. He's the only one who has been all 4 years in a center role, was tutored (head butted) by Molk, and ought to be the best at the mental and leadership aspect of the position (which is exactly a place where the oline was lacking last year).
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Last I checked||
somebody put up numbers that showed 2 RSJrs = 4th season, and several RSSos = 3rd season. There is one real Sophomore in the mix who payed siginificant time last year. So the Oline is comprised of guys going on thier 3rd or 4th season. (Cole is going to be a backup to Mags). They've all got playing time.
At what point do Olinemen - especially highly recruited ones - become effective?
i.e., youth has ceased being an excuse. Frank, Devin and Jake can say they'll fight for Hoke all they want. Hopefully the OL have picked themselves up of the mat, got pissed, and have deicided to deliver together.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Well, since Shane Morris||
didn't show up in Chicago, they had to sensationalize something because God forbid the "news" we watch today not be sensational.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Yep that was my choice||
75 student school that is very deep on Naval Architecture, but no real college life - or - Michigan which is also a great NA&ME school - but you get a real college life with it.
It's great - to be - a Michigan Wolverine!
Counter point though - I cannot tell how they calculated the average net cost for Michigan, but I bet it is way higher than 95K for the 40% from out of state. So either there is a wicked double humped normal curve, or they only used in state numbers. Hard to tell.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Webb is a very small naval architecture college||
on Long Island. They actually are one of a handful including Michigan (MIT, Naval Academy, and Berkeley) for that degree. I believe every student attending is on a scholarship so the ROI probably closes nicely. Even with the lack of ship building in the US, there is the offshore oil business to go into.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||WTF is "wow" anyway?||
the "wow" I want is Denard-like wow, or Desmond-like wow, or ...
Who needs "wow" like giant noodles.
The night games have been awesome productions. Every game doesn't need to be that way. Especially when the excitement starts happening on the field. Not to mention "wow" costs money and I'd bet people don't care to pay for "wow".
Want to beat the couch: increase game day excitement thru better play on the field (hopefully coming), use the scoreboards like the TV is used at home (detailed replays - score updates and highlights from around the B1G and the nation) and not for "have your wedding at the Big House" or "I can't hear you!" and fix cell phone and wifi coverage (reportedly coming), and reduce the hassle and price gouging at every turn.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||I agree with your||
view of 2012 and I also think recruiting is going swimmingly consodering last season.
Now if our collection of O Linemen entering their third plus season in system can show us growth then I think we could start rolling
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Don't forget Mo||
either. Devin's got some targets with sticky fingers.
|6 weeks 21 hours ago||I am sure the fireworks were to be timed||
to "Hail", "Leaders", "Best", "Champions" and "West" ...
|6 weeks 21 hours ago||See, I am thinking this whole fireworks thing||
is a big red herring, and am wondering what Dave will slip by us while we are dazzled by the fireworks flameout.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Good luck with that||
Your kids will be on you like flies starting in 2nd or 3d grade. Going to Middle School was the "Dad I need a cell phone because everyone else has one and I am being left out" point for all three of my kids.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||The funny thing is||
if they put the exact same simple Michigan gear up at every press release, and moved this stuff down to the kids collection, the collective fan base would be praising Adidas.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||Interestingly the coaching staff||
seem to be showing optimism based on depth, like they think they have the piece parts to make a solid run. I know "competition" and "no entitlement" are coach speak, but 2007 was the last time I remember confidence in depth coming from Ft. Schembechler.