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- Facilites (I think the Amaker era would've looked quite different if he actually had some decent facilites to work with - the obvious tie-in here is with recruiting)
- Cultural fit (Rich Rod, self-explanatory)
- Cultivating an environment where home field is an actual advantage (this probably overlaps with point #3 about sustainability)
- Scheduling (a major part of any AD's job, IMO, and one that Brandon was terrible at)
|2 weeks 5 days ago||*||
So bad they had to say it twice.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Sam||
Sam and Tyrone Wheatley are BFFs. So... I'd take Sam's word as pretty reliable when it comes to that position group.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Zero sacks||
I think that has much to do with Rudock as the OL. He was getting rid of the ball quick when under duress (to the detriment of his accuracy, unfortunately).
I think we're all so used to Gardner holding onto the ball as long as possible trying to make a play with his legs and ending up getting sacked we forgot what it looks like to have a QB get rid of the ball when pressure's coming.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Great job Brian||
Nice preview Brian. T-minus 5 hours!
|5 weeks 2 hours ago||28-27||
Michigan 28 - 27 Utah
|5 weeks 4 hours ago||Swamp Knowledge||
"Swamp Knowledge" is my new favorite thing on the blog. Thanks Brian.
|11 weeks 10 hours ago||Too Many||
I don't have the opportunity to attend many M games, but it seems like I have been in attendance for all the most heartbreaking ones of the past 10 years. Among them:
2005 Notre Dame, Minnesota and OSU
2007 App St.
2013 Outback Bowl - South Carolina
2013 Penn State @ Happy Valley
And of course, the one time I had tickets to a game that turned out wonderfully, I gave them up (2005 Penn State).
So I'm screwed either way I guess.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Haven't drank enough water >||
Haven't drank enough water > recently took my multivitamin
|19 weeks 1 day ago||Say what you will about Millen||
Say what you will about Millen (Lord knows I have), but I've actually enjoyed his calls of some of our games. UCONN 2010 in partiuclar comes to mind.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Miss you big guy||
|19 weeks 6 days ago||...||
"If his opinion is going to offend people, he shouldn't say it."
So he should have no opinions, then? Because that's what you're saying.
|20 weeks 4 days ago||Sigh.||
Forgive me fellow mgobloggers, for I have sinned.
That was my freshmen year and due to the school over-selling season tickets to students, they made the overflow seats directly behind that endzone (same area you were). So my freshman year I had 5th row season tickets.
Of course, that year was (in retrospect, ironically) dubbed 'the year of infinite pain' due to how poorly we played. I am that pessimistic fan you know that always prepares for the worst, so at that point in the season disappointment had set in to the degree I didn't care to see us get thrashed by #3 PSU. So... I sold my ticket to a buddy so I could spend the day with my gf.
In summary... my buddies were five rows up in the endzone witnessing one of the better moments in M football history while I was watching on the couch with my gf after dragging her back to the apartment when I saw the 4th quarter score while we were out shopping.
The biggest fan-related regret of my life.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||BUT||
Battle didn't have any crystal balls for M! How is this possible!?
|21 weeks 4 days ago||:The Happening-ing||
|21 weeks 4 days ago||Fire up the Hackett Signal||
Ask this man what it will take to get him to Ann Arbor...
|24 weeks 4 days ago||Congrats Austin!||
Pains me to say this, but the Freep had a nice little write-up on him. To spare you from clicking over there, here are the highlights:
- Coach B has been impressed with his extreme work ethic
- Last time they talked, Coach challenged Austin to get better at running the floor. Austin took this to heart, working with a family friend who is in SWAT to increase his running stamina
- Spent his spring break running the beach in Florida while his family vacationed
- Hard work paid off, as he showed very well at an AAU tourney in Texas recently, where coach B witnessed his improved running of the floor
- Carries a 4.1 GPA and a 30 ACT score
- Averaged 26 points and 17 rebounds a game last year.
- Lifelong fan of U of M
Extremely hard worker and extremely smart guy? Sounds like Coach B's type of guy.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||Oh man||
I had an ex-gf that graduated with you... LOL. Small world!
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Eh||
Good overview, but I do have a minor niggle:
I think this is at least a moderate oversimplification. Sure, coaching takes up the majority of that category. But there are many other factors involved, such as:
There's probably even more I haven't thought of. Would love to see you tease this out more, Brian.
|28 weeks 4 days ago||Rooting Guide||
1) Utter chaos
2) MSU loss
I miss anything?
|28 weeks 4 days ago||Still Mourning||
Not sure what is more painful, not making the tourney at all like Michigan, or losing in the first round for the fifth year running in the most heartbreaking way possible like my beloved Arsenal. At least none of our fellow Premier League teams had any better success this year.
|32 weeks 4 days ago||I Can't Help||
I can't help you with this, just here to say I hope this works out. I'd love to have a copy of HTTV on my Kindle.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||Congrats!||
Congrats! From a fellow CoE alum.
|40 weeks 21 hours ago||Jim, if you're coming home,||
|40 weeks 1 day ago||Love...||
Love might be too weak a word... a need a change of khakis after reading that.
|40 weeks 6 days ago||Searchbits?! Searchbits!||
Searchbits?! Searchbits! Harbaugh. Searchbits. Harbaugh Harbaugh Searchbits.
Have a Merry Harbaugh and a Happy Searchbits.
|40 weeks 6 days ago||"Harbaugh quoted||
"Harbaugh quoted Schembechler’s “those who stay will be champions” mantra so frequently that one balding former Stanford player, who now plays in the NFL, uses the saying about his remaining hair follicles."
This is hilarious... as a similarly follically challenged man, I'm stealing it.
|41 weeks 3 days ago||Thanks for Harbaughing this,||
Thanks for Harbaughing this, Brian.
|41 weeks 3 days ago||Michigan is in the same place||
|41 weeks 3 days ago||(No subject)||
|42 weeks 4 days ago||Supposedly||
Supposedly he's a leading candidate for the Montana job. I agree with you though, he'd be a perfect fit at UH.