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|30 min 56 sec ago||I had not seen the game notes||
I had not seen the game notes before just now. If they've been out in circulation previously you are absolutely correct.
|36 min 24 sec ago||Did you open the first link||
Did you open the first link on the page? Forget his site - check out link #1.
|38 min 4 sec ago||The first link, with the game||
The first link, with the game date of September 3rd, looked official as hell to me.
But I could be very wrong.
|56 min 55 sec ago||I've seen better||
I've seen better
|58 min ago||Not so good||
Not so good
|58 min 20 sec ago||Not so good||
Not so good
|2 hours 45 min ago||Fascinating yes but there's a reason he cut them||
John is VERY careful about protecting his journalistic reputation so if he cant document and reference something to his satisfaction he leaves it out. So a lot of the stuff we'd really like to read about (Brandon's input at the film sessions, what really happened with Morris, etc) I don't think meets the criteria for him to print it.
FWIW I said it here the day after the Minnesota game and nothing has changed my opinion one bit. Hoke had the look of a guy who'd been "ordered" to play somebody (Morris) over his objections and was determined to leave him in there to prove a point. Sort of like "you want him to play? HERE - this is what you get" type body language and actions to me.
I've seen it many times in business when an executive goes over a supervisor's head and demands somebody gets an assignment or promotion they're not ready for. Same results as we got last fall.
|3 hours 22 min ago||I think you're ok if this guy can be trusted||
This piece starts with the deliberations of President Schlissel and Hackett, as they first decide not whom to recruit, but what kind of coach, then proceeds to explain what those near the program did to help make that marriage possible.
And don't worry, readers: all the excerpts combine add up to about 30 pages of a 460 page book, or about seven-percent. Plenty of meat left on the bone. Hope you enjoy it.
- John U. Bacon
|4 hours 46 min ago||Eh.Go back and look at||
Go back and look at virtually all sportswriter's predictions for just about any sport you care to review. As a rule they predict that whatever happened last year will happen again this year so 7-5 doesnt surprise me.
But I think she's forgetting that for the first time in a LONG time our players, our previously highly ranked players, are now recieving competent coaching from teachers who actually know WTF they are doing. Just the removal of Funk, Jackson and others should do wonders to improve the play of the team.
I dont think we lose this Thursday, I dont think we lose to Minnesota and I think we'll win one of the two rivalry games. Maybe we drop another one we shouldnt (Penn State perhaps) but I've got us at 9-3 and heading for a New Year's bowl someplace warm.
This is not last year. This is the dawning of the age of Harbaugh. All praise his glorious name.
|3 days 16 min ago||Better than that even||
A picture of my cat Mikey in my son's gym bag on the kitchen islander this morning
|3 days 23 min ago||Sigh||
One of the unfortunate side effects from the ending of OT threads are the proliferation of "these are my special thoughts" threads about our football team threads. I had forgotten how much fun these can be - I'm sure within a few days we'll see the following:
Some of these make me long for the days of countertops and snobby cities discussions.
|3 days 1 hour ago||Maybe But as bad as Borges||
But as bad as Borges was, Funk was worse IMO. And without an O line there really isnt anythign an OC can do.
|3 days 1 hour ago||Great article but one quick||
Great article but one quick question. Wouldnt Stitt be our curator's favorite coach, not our coaches favorite coach?
Perhaps Harbaugh has spoken glowingly of Stitt in the past I missed it and if so mea culpa but I sure as heck now Brian waxed poetic on the dude serveral times.
|3 days 2 hours ago||I was there|
|3 days 3 hours ago||Co-signed||
I mean it wont matter much if the O-line IS "rolling guys 10 yards off the ball" if the damn RBs cut into the ass of the nearest lineman they see and not the hole.
Hopefully that's behind us post-Jackson.
|3 days 3 hours ago||Not so fast my friend||
Well.......you've read approximately 50 or so pages of a 400 page book so not quite sure you're pretty much read ALL the book via the excerpts.
Wait a second.....are you a student?
If so I understand your thinking now. When I was in school 50 pages out of 400 was pretty much all the book for me.
|3 days 3 hours ago||fyi||
According JUBs twitter feed this is the last one before the book's release. It gave me chills.
|3 days 3 hours ago||What does rolling guys 10 yards of the ball mean?||
It means this man is smiling again for the first time in a LONG time...
|3 days 4 hours ago||I agree 100%||
I agree 100%
There's a reason that 4 & 5 star high school players turned into 2 stars at Michigan while 2 star players turned into first round draft picks at MSU.
It's called coaching.
And from the sounds of things we're about to have some again.
|3 days 4 hours ago||So good to hear as well||
But for me it's because i AM a huge fan of the road whites and remember fondly watching the team actually play in them when I "came of age" as a Michigan fan. I was 15 back in 1974 so this actual, real, throwback takes me back to the days of Dennis Franklin, Ricky Leach and the rest of Bo's powerhouse teams.
|3 days 7 hours ago||And WD makes the world wide||
And WD makes the world wide leader yet again-this time via Twitter.
|3 days 21 hours ago||I cant argue that. I mean||
I cant argue that. I mean when you're right...you're right.
|3 days 22 hours ago||I dont mean to keep kicking||
I dont mean to keep kicking the dead but in retrospect how fucking ridiculous was it for Hoke to have captains elected AFTER the season last year? Isn't the whole idea of having team captains completely defeated if their not in place during the season itself?
Nice to see we are back to doing little things (like captain selection) normally again.
|4 days 32 min ago||LIke how to prevent defenders||
LIke how to prevent defenders from getting to the place they're trying to go?
|4 days 38 min ago||More like an 8 track but same||
More like an 8 track but same idea.
Seriously Brian - last line of this piece brought chills. 11 Swans type chills.
|4 days 2 hours ago||Awesome||
As much as we might hate it collectively I think this is fantastic. Nothing to gain by letting Utah know who is playing and everything to lose.
We'll find out the same time the Ute's find out.
|4 days 2 hours ago||Gilda Radner||
Believe it or not that was my sister's roomate her freshman year at U of M.
The third roomate was my sisters best friend in high school Miki King who went on to win multiple gold medals diving in the 1972 Olympics.
Outside of my sister that was quite a room!
|4 days 3 hours ago||Depth charts||
FWIW I know for a fact that there is one up on the walls of the practice facility right now and it was updated this morning. The fact that none of us know what's on it is a great testimony to the level of respect the entire team has for Harbaugh's request for media silence cause nobody's leaked anything to anyone that I'm aware of.
|4 days 3 hours ago||I know he won't actually say||
I know he won't actually say anything of value but I must confess it will be nice to have a coach up there representing our university that actually SOUNDS like.....I dunno.....that he went to a university?
When I listen to Dantonio, Meyer, Tressel, Kelly - basically all of our rivals HC's, they sound educated and articulate. Every time Hoke got up to the podium, on the other hand, I'd cringe and frankly sometimes it was a bit embarrassing. Not that he has to be a great orator or anything but some of those press conferences were damn painful to watc and listen to..
That's not going to be the case with Harbaugh. If anything is painful it will be on the media member who asks a dumb-ass question or presses on something he clearly has no intention of answering.
I cant wait.
|4 days 4 hours ago||Nice Bimini top!||
I like your boat.