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|2 days 8 hours ago||Schiano||
I have it from good sources that Schiano is expressing interest in the UM job via back-channels... I'm not ready to #BKFinest this, but I trust my source.
In many ways Schiano makes sense as a Plan B, he was close to taking the job a few years ago and would appear to bring the attention to detail and discpline which we have been lacking and which this site expressed as hallmarks of a 'michigan man'... the jury is out on the innovation part.
While his NFL stint did not go well, neither did Nick Saban's, Pete Carrol's (first time), or Steve Spurrier's time in the NFL. His success the last few years at Rutgers suggests that he can recruit well in Florida (from his time at Miami -YTM) and can coach-up talent.
His defensive expertise would likely build upon the momentum of the current staff, and depending on who his OC would be, we should see a progression in pro-style offense.
Dont' get me wrong... I'll take any Harbaugh over Schiano.... but as a Plan B, we could do a lot worse.
|4 days 20 hours ago||2014||
Remember when the meme on the board was how bad 2013 was and how 2014 was going to be so great?
Wash, rinse, repeat
Still... Beat Ohio State!
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Saban||
Saban's stone has not rolled in a while.
Let's get Jim back on campus and see what happens
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Caused by MGoMeltDowns||
Of either the nuclear or non-nuclear kind.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Would be better if we were happy about actually winning||
... But maybe this is a start.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Aero 100||
It's in honor of the 100th anniversary of Michigan's Aero Eng program... The oldest undergrad aero program in the country
/ yup I'm an alum despite my username.
|14 weeks 5 days ago||All teams have their cycles||
I have not seen this discussed here, but ESPN had an article a few weeks back about the relative experience of the B1G. Indiana was tops, we were mid-pack and both MSU and OSU were toward the bottom in terms of experience.
Being on the road makes both games harder, but OSU without Braxton would seem a highly winnable matchup.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Great work OP!||
Nice to get some broader sports coverage.
Welcome to the good guys Jonathan and company.
|16 weeks 7 hours ago||The bell tolls||
I guess the revolution on the MGoBoard is over, and joy lost.
Alas poor Yorick!... Where be your jibes now?
|16 weeks 8 hours ago||Where's Kate?||
Despite a string of good news there seems to be a severe lack of Kate on the board recently. What gives?
Brian Cole ----> definitely Kate worthy ( a top instate kid choosing the good guys over MSU)
Mike Weber ----> yup yup!
Duncan Robinson ----> maybe, can't underestimate the power of Crazy Subs
Adam Schnepp ----> well, let's not get carried away
|22 weeks 5 days ago||Nike in disguise||
The hornets unis were designed by MJ's branch of Nike, but will still be made by Adidas as the official nba uni maker.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||Ron Jeremey*||
... raises his eyebrow at your comment
* I probably misspelled his name.
Meant as reply for comment way up in the thread.
|35 weeks 6 days ago||that was my plan...||
... my third was due right in the middle of March Madness, but he arrived a month early.
|36 weeks 2 days ago||Fully agree on vaccines being essential...||
... but I'm not ready to rule out all environmental factors:
Maybe this link is co-incidental rather than causal, I don't know, but I won't rule it out yet.
Perhaps as a preventative measure we should all embrace the cleanest and safest form of power generation - nuclear :)
|40 weeks 2 days ago||Sad to see North Hall go...||
... but the Kinesiology building seems like a fitting substitute based on its outside fascade.
I wonder where they will do the haunted house.
|40 weeks 2 days ago||Dee Hart's arrest and release from St. Saban's roster||
Dee Hart's arrest and release from St. Saban's roster
|49 weeks 1 day ago||Sorry to threadjack...||
... Seems like there is another way to escape Bolivia other than to hire a MGoLawyer.
With today's melt-down, perhaps some on the board will need to consider layers and layers of intermediaries to negotiate thier own exits. (Actaully, I think the board's reaction to the Campbell news has been pretty tame, for which I thank the points system.)
|51 weeks 3 days ago||If we make half the leap from year one of pro-style||
To year two as we did from year one of spread to year two, our offense will be fine. Yes,Taters helped over Sheridan / Threet, but the whole team had a better grasp of the offensive philosophy and workings.
This year was effectively year one of the transition to pro-style after two years of creative fusion cooking. With Bowl practices and spring ball, Borges can install more of the playbook (so maybe there is more than one play to a formation so as not to tip off the play -hint hint).
I hope he keeps a little fusion spice in the playbook and that our young o-line hit the weights hard.
I give him another year.
|51 weeks 3 days ago||... And since I married into a family of useless nutz...||
...But only see Spartans at the drive through, I will have a much better holiday season if MSU wins.
|51 weeks 3 days ago||We should want MSU over OSU||
While both teams have had a strong run of late, MSU is much more likely to regress next year with much of the defense turning over and Narduzzi a hot head coaching commodity. Even if they get a one year bump in recruiting (and this year the only remaing battle is Malik McDowell), it won't last once they post a few 5 loss seasons. They are probably destined for the Rose this year regardless of the outcome against OSU, so no harm in them wining the B1G along the way.
OSU replaces 4/5 of their o-line next year, and the depth at o-line is not at usual OSU levels. Their season next year will be a good comparison to ours this year regarding developing the line. That said, they will remain dangerous on the field and in recruiting, so keeping them from the title game is more important for our continued climb.
|51 weeks 5 days ago||Secretly taped conversation inside schemblecher hall||
Brady, can I talk to you?
Sure Al, what's up
Well, I know that this is 'The Game' and everything that comes with it, but if the Offense looks poor, it will effectively end my coaching career... You've still got a few years of goodwill, I'm on the hot seat.
Yea, probably... So what do you want to do?
I'm going to pull out all the stops, misdirection, throw-backs... The conversative bias is out the window, young o line or no young o line.
Hmmmmm, what the hell, nothing else has worked against teams which actually field a defense.
Seriously, if thus is what a fully functioning Borges Offense looks like, sign me up for another year. If we make half the jump from year one to year two of 'pro-style' as we did with spread we should be fun to watch next year.
|51 weeks 5 days ago||Loved the gallon throwback to Gardner play design||
A slightly better throw by gallon and that would have been six
This should be Hoke's worst year. With the experience, recruiting, game plan consistency (offense & defense now installed) arrows all pointing up and another year of Gardner - things are looking up.
Too bad next year's schedule is brutal.
|1 year 21 hours ago||Settle down now...||
... There are plenty of young guys who can still emerge on Offense.... Beyond the OL thrown into the fire this year, there are several others who will emerge from their red shirt years - looking at you Dawson and Kugler. Putting Mags at his more natural tackle spot will help him improve as well.
Green and Smith show real potential at RB.
Chesson together with Darboh will fill in at WR with Funchess as the lead dog.
A non-destroyed 5th year Gardner backed up by Morris and Wilton (probably red-shirted) will be a strength.
Some creativity with Norfleet and... Profit? Well, maybe not profit, but maybe middle of the pack to go with our strong D.
I'll reserve commentary on the offensive coaching...
* please forgive misspelled names.
|1 year 1 day ago||Two questions:||
Coach Parker - can you do fusion cuisine with a pro style / somewhat less mobile QB?
Do you live close to Ann Arbor?
If the answer to both questions is 'yes' please submit your resume to coach Hoke.
* this is intended in good fun - please spare the banhammer
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Am I the only one concerned about pistol / shotgun snaps?||
Is there any word about Glasgow's snapping skills? Inability to get the ball cleanly to Gardner is my greatest concern with the switch.
Yes, I am a true Michigan fan, I worry about everything.
#trustthecoaches I guess
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Erasing my memories||
I spent WAY too much time in North Hall... bad memories of early morning PT and standing at attention for inspection - now being torn down
I loved being on the club Rifle team - that range was torn down a while ago
We marched in (silly) formations in an empty South Ferry field - now the lacross field (I think)
By the way my freshman dorm was Bursely - sounds like that is closing
and my fraternity house burned down the year after I left campus
At least the Business School did not get completely demolished and rebuilt after I finsihed my MBA - ...oh wait
(Count me in as part of the vocal NROTC alumni in favor of a good new home for the unit.)
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Too close for comfort||
I'm in the Navy Yard a few times each week but was fortunate to have family commitments this Monday which kept me home.
I feel terrible for all those impacted by this tragedy.
It will be very odd working in the navy yard tomorrow and every day afterwards.
I wish I had something deeper to add, but I'm at a loss.
Odd that we do such a poor job protecting at home those who protect us abroad.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Spielman for OSU...||
...I can't wait.... to put the TV on mute.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Draft lottery||
My humor generator is broken today...
...but I use a lottery system to set the draft order in multiple leagues. Last year's champ gets one random number generator 'ping pong ball'.. and the team with the worst regular season points scored gets 12 random number generator 'ping pong balls' in an excel spreadsheet (all the other teams get the corresponding ping pong balls in order).
Make sure you set calculate to manual.
Hold down F9 until you feel lucky
Find the highest value for each team
Set the draft order from highest value #1 pick, to lowest pick #12
BTW - my favorite rule is that the worst team from the year before gets renamed by the other owners for the following regular season. The motivation of avoiding being renamed by the rest of the league keeps all the owners focused on trying hard well after being eliminated from the playoffs.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||I feel privileged to peek behind the curtain||
Wizard, is that you?