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|14 weeks 1 day ago||Good luck, GRIII||
Obviously, I'd be happier if he stayed, but I can't blame him. If it really looks like he'll get a decent guaranteed contract, then you have to weigh the possible improvement (and higher draft position) next vs the possibility of serious injury.
The ironic thing about McGary is that while he may come back because of the injury, he also may be a cautionary tale that leads more outstanding Michigan players leaving early.
|30 weeks 2 days ago||Ok, that's a pretty good line.||
"Stauskas from Canada" as he lets fly a 3 from about 4 feet behind the line.
|30 weeks 2 days ago||This one...||
...is working fine.
|30 weeks 2 days ago||Fox Sports 1 Also, on all||
Fox Sports 1
Also, on all those streaming sites, best bet is to install an ad-block plug in for your browser. Really cuts down on the irritating ads.
|30 weeks 2 days ago||For future reference...||
Bookmark these 3 sites.
The last one is unique -- it only has BTN, and you have to copy the link to the feed into VLC Player, but for those instances, it is awesome.
|32 weeks 6 days ago||This is not what I needed...||
...after the Doug Fister trade.
|32 weeks 6 days ago||Anyone have a different audio source?||
I can't stand Vitale any more.
|32 weeks 6 days ago||Ok||
Cook just hit a 35 footer. Alright.
Also, what's with this word verification. Terrible.
|32 weeks 6 days ago||I forgot...||
...how much I hate Dick Vitale. My ears are bleeding.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||Well.||
That was unnecessarily exciting.
Good game though. Made some mistakes, came back to tie it, nearly gave it away again, pulled out the win against a solid team.
|36 weeks 3 days ago||Oh man.||
|36 weeks 3 days ago||This is excellent.||
My wife just walked through the room and said, "Wait. Is this game live? I thought they were just talking about a game that had already been played."
|40 weeks 3 days ago||Wow.||
"I just find that whole identification complex forced. I liken it to chanting, "NFC North! NFC North! NFC North!" or "AL! AL!" What self-aware person does this? Absurdity."
Thank you so much for this -- I will steal your analogy freely when faced with the rabid SEC fans down here. I've tried many times to make this distinction -- I occasionally have a rational self-interest in the success of the Big Ten, but only in so far as it benefits my team. I'm happy when Big Ten teams that Michigan has beaten turn to be strong teams, but only because it reflects better on Michigan, not because I feel any "Big Ten Pride" or anything like that.
The funniest thing here is watching Ole Miss or Mississippi State fans take some kind of twisted pride in the dominance of Alabama -- as if they aren't getting absolutely plastered by Alabama just like the rest of the nation.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||Completely agree||
The best seats I could afford for the Sugar Bowl put me right next to a group of VT fans. We cheered and they groaned with UM did well, and they cheered and we groaned when VT did well, but they were never rude or obnoxious to us, and when a very mild "scuffle" broke out a few rows in front of us among some VT fans, they all but apologized and asked us not to judge VT by a few drunk idiots. I was ecstatic at the end of that game, but I honestly felt bad for the the VT fans.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||I'm watching here. Quality||
I'm watching here. Quality isn't great but it's pretty steady.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Does anyone have...||
...a stream for the game? No TBS here. I'm guess ATDHE and ROJADIRECTA will have it, but I was hoping someone would have a stream for the VLC Player.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Just struck me...||
...I realized how much I STILL take Denard for granted. The 3rd or 4th play in the video -- Gardner gets through the line and runs for about 18 yards -- and all I'm thinking is "Man...why didn't he take it all the way?"
It's going to be an adjustment, but I'm excited for the Gardner era. He was put in a tough spot and kept the season from being a disaster.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||As I said...||
...it was originally posted elsewhere with some old-hat info condensed for a non-Michigan audience.
I'm not implying that Lloyd Carr was fired -- only that if he hadn't suffered a string of 4 and 5 loss seasons, he would likely have coached several seasons longer than he did. That's my opinion, only. Most coaches don't just up and retire if they are still among the elite.
The phrase "cost him his job" was poorly chosen, though, and I'd agree it makes him sound like he was fired.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Here is...||
...the Yahoo box score. Still showing 70/per right now.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||No.||
It's not. I was surprised when I saw it in the Yahoo box score. I should've checked again -- ESPN reports a 48 yard per punt average, which makes more sense.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||On a completely unrelated note...||
....Wile punted 3 times for an AVERAGE of 70 yards.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||My thoughts...||
This was originally posted elsewhere -- apologies for including info that's old hat to people here.
That game was painful, then nerve-wracking, then joyous, and then finally, painful again. 5-loss seasons are what cost Lloyd Carr his job. But consider.
Of the 5 losses:
1. Alabama. A drubbing, sure, but to the BEST TEAM EVER.
2. Notre Dame. Hurt more at the time when nobody thought ND was that good, but we turned the ball over 7 times and only lost 13-6 to a team that will be playing for the national championship.
3. Nebraska. Despite losing our starting QB who accounts for some 80% of our offense, this game was winnable until the very end.
4. Ohio State. A one-possession loss against an Urban Meyer team that finished the year undefeated and would be playing for a national championship if they weren't ineligible.
5. South Carolina. A 2-loss Top-10 ranked SEC team needed a TD with 11 seconds to go to beat us.
We were spoiled by Hoke's first year. We weren't as good as our record, and we knew it. If Hoke goes 6-6 in his first year, and then 8-5 this year with 4 (mostly) close losses to Top 10 teams, we're ecstatic and feeling good about the future.
It should also be noted that Hoke accomplished this with a roster diminished by Carr and Rodriguez's recruiting failures and further depleted by players leaving during the coaching changes. We were playing true freshmen at key positions. The best talent we had left was recruited to play in RichRod's spread offense, and somehow Borges made it work, mostly, for 2 years.
Moreover, this year we lost our best (and by most eyes, our only decent) cornerback in the first game, and then our starting tailback and our starting quarterback later in the season.
Hoke has brought in 2 excellent recruiting classes -- his first class was ranked #21, and the second was ranked #2. Eventually these kids will be ready and will contribute. We'll actually have depth at key positions.
This game will sting for a while, but I'd still like to say thank you for the effort from Brady Hoke, Greg Mattison, Al Borges, the rest of the Michigan coaching staff, and most of all Denard Robinson and the rest of Team #133. Big things are ahead.
Forgot to mention another name: Jordan Kovacs. The whole "walk-on to Michigan starter" thing has been covered more than enough by the media, but it's worth mentioning one more time. In a time when Michigan's defense was struggling -- not just struggling by Michigan's standards, but struggling not to be the worst defense in college football -- Kovacs turned himself into a leader on defense and a legit college safety. His talent level will be picked apart by NFL draft experts, and they may be right. But whatever role he finds in the NFL, whether it's on defense or special teams, you can rest assured he will be giving 100% effort on every play.
Denard Robinson and Jordan Kovacs will be two of my favorite Michigan players for a long, long time.