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|2 days 24 min ago||Content||
Dude, seriously, are you trying to get me fired? I haven't worked a minute with all of this content. Can I expect the week to be like this, because if it is, I might as well "work from home." Awesome level of content. I love this week on this blog.
|2 days 9 hours ago||Weeeellll||
Not sure this is the final depth chart as it says "as of 8/25" and has a ton of "or" designations - pretty much for any position in which there is any real competition.
|3 days 2 hours ago||Typo||
Campus Inn (as in the hotel in the center of campus).
|3 days 2 hours ago||Interesting||
While it sounds cliche, it does seem like a few of those big negatives were just plain old lack of execution, mostly by DG. Since it was still his first year as a starter, that's to be expected, but we can hopefully see a big step forward this year, despite a new OC. Also, if we can even see an I criminal move forward on the OL, we may be in for a strong upside surprise for our offense.
|3 days 2 hours ago||Some stuff||
1. Drum line if cool
|3 days 3 hours ago||Good||
I hear you and sorry if my last comment came off as anything but constructive. Like you, I embrace my Michigan obsession and try to balance it. Ab example of my own equally insane obsession: I don't want the games live unless they are night games. Because I work pretty long hours during the week, I can't justify ignoring my kids for 3+ hours every Saturday for the entire fall. Plus, kid activities get in the way. So, my wife and I Dvr all of the games and go on a complete media blackout from the time of kickoff. Cell phones and home phone are off. No computers or email. No tv (we pre-record kid shows for the kids) and we don't go to places that have the tv. Essentially, we go Amish for the day to avoid finding out anything about the game. Kids go to bbed a bit earlier than usual and we start the game and watch it "live" around 8:30. For that reason, night games are the best, 3:30 is tolerable and noon is torture for is.
|3 days 5 hours ago||Serious?||
Dude, I know that you are a megafan. Total respect for that. For a 38 year old with a wife, kids and demanding job, I spend an inordinate amount of time following Michigan. But, of serious, is probably a bit much. Lately, it seems like your posts are designed to show just how overly obsessed you are with Michigan. Not sure if this is a schtick and meant to be a running joke (and if so, I apologize for missing it) or if you are serious. But, if the latter, I know that this is a michigan blog and I am just a random poster who never met you, you might want to take a step back and evaluate the level of your obsession. Again, absolutely not meant in a dickish way, just trying to be constructive.
|3 days 23 hours ago||Drinkin||
Red diamond merlot. Watching some pre-season nfl with my wife anxiously anticipating next Saturday. Cannot wait!
|5 days 2 hours ago||Love it||
I am drafting on 9/4 (2 hours before kickoff and we are then sticking around to watch game at the sports bar where we are drafting.
|5 days 9 hours ago||so pumped||
These videos are really keeping my going over the past week or so as the excitement builds for the season.
In some ways, the next seven days are as exciting as the season. We have a live opponent to look forward to in one week. The roster should pretty much be set. And despite the Fort, more practice buzz and relevant info should start to come out. Hell, I even look forward to Brian's season previews (which, if Brian hold to prior years' posting schedules should start on Monday). For me, next week is pretty much a wasted week at work.
Hope that this season, unlike 5 of the past 6, doesn't disappoint and that we finally make strides towards regaining our place amongst the football elite.
|5 days 11 hours ago||Bang||
What better reason to posbang than the upcoming football season. So excited to see the devins, Darboh, green, smith, fleet, butt, jehu, Canteen and our young but talented OL go lit there and shut up all of the critics and for our D to suffocate opponents.
|1 week 10 hours ago||Mine||
My wife and I had tears streaming down our faces when they carried Lloyd off the field after we won the 2008 Capital One Bowl. That was just awesome.
|1 week 3 days ago||This is just stupid||
"He just isn't getting it done."
|1 week 6 days ago||line||
I hate to say it, but that's not a bad starting OL.
At center, Miller is a RS JR who is up to just about 300 lbs. He struggled last year, but a lot of that may be as a result of playing next to two freshmen at times and of Borges over-complexity of scheme. He also has two seasons of playing experience, which might make him a steady presence in the middle.
Cole at LT is worrying, but he certainly has the guru hype and the size. There's a reason that Hoke hasn't stopped raving about this kid.
Mags at LG - also highly rated recruit who has a year of playing experience
Braden at RT - not only was he highly-regarded as a rescuit, but the dude is 322 pounds!!!
Glasgow - while a walk-on, he was still our best interior OL last year. Should only improve this year with a full year of experience playing last season.
Overall, this is a pretty solid line. And, with our still talent (feels good to say that) we don't need this line to be elite - just average - and we will be just fine on offense. As far as I see it, we have one of the top 2 QBs in the conference, are very solid at RB if Green comes close to living up to his hype and have insanely good receivers. Once Butt comes back, we will also have a very good TE. If the OL holds up, we should put up a lot of points.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||chemistry||
I respectfully disagree with Brian's point on the impact of "chemistry." I know it can't be defined or measured, and that it is not something that is tangible, but anyone who has played a team sport at a fairly high level (or even a not so high level) would likely disagree with Brian's dismissal of the chemistry problems from last season and the potential hugely positive impact removing those problems can have on the OL or on the team, generally.
I certainly never played D1, but I played ice hockey at a very competitive level on long island growing up. I was on some teams with great chemistry and on some teams on which the players hated each other. While I can't quantify the effect, it made a difference on the performance of the team as a whole, and on the players individually. I also have a bunch of friends who played team sports (hockey, football) at various D1 and D1AA schools, and uniformly, they all disagree with Brian's view on the impact of team chemistry.
Definitely not hating on Brian - I usually tend to agree with his views - but on this one, I think that his lack of having played a team sport at a high level may be causing him and many others around here to underestimate the effect of bad team chemistry.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Mostly agree||
Except that I think that unless Williams makes a big step forward, Bunting will play ahead of Williams (who just far has been a blocking TE who can't block).
|2 weeks 3 days ago||7-5||
While I am not disagreeing that 7-5 is a possibility, given the youth in the trenches, don't base your pessimism on stony thing that hoke says in a presser. Ever. The guy gives literally nothing more than the minimum amount of info. And I am just fine with that.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Like them||
I hate to say this l, because I am pretty strong against any form of alternative uniforms (I have a nicely manicured lawn that I would really appreciate your whippersnappers staying off of), but these look pretty nice. Not as nice as our traditional home uniforms, but as alternative uniformzzz go, these are the best I have seen.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Still stupid||
Your response conflates two separate arguments that you are making. My point about a polo short or other athletic clothing was in direct response to your point that it seems odd to wear football mesh clothing when not playing football. Your comeback taking about kids' numbers (and saying that it is weird for an adult to wear a jersey with a kids number) is a totally different point.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Stupid||
Do you wear polo shirts when you are not playing polo? Do you wear athletic pants (mesh, dri fit, sweat, whatever) when you I are not playing sports? How about sneakers when you are not working our or playing sports?
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Serious answer||
For my jerseys, I just get the number of a player who I like. My favorite is my #2, purchased while I was a student. I also have a #1 and a #16. My wife has a #1, and my older son has #1, #16 and #98. He loves to wear them to school.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Your post||
All I got from your post is that you wrote "I am a douche". I agree, you are.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Jerseys||
I absolutely hate when people post "I dont wear jerseys because I am xx years old" on these types of threads. I don't care how old you are. If you like jerseys, wear em. If you don't like jerseys, don't. There is no rule that you have to be a certain age to wear jerseys. That is just silly and pretentious. Is my 7 year old son too young to wear a polo shirt if he comes with me to a work event?
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Go blue||
22 days to go until football.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||But||
Is he a shooter? Deceptively athletic? Perhaps a great leader?
|3 weeks 6 days ago||My thoughts||
I get that our OL is going to be young an inexperienced. And that it was a tire fire last year. But, while I do not expect an OL that will manhandle opponents on every down, I think that we will see a big jump in production for last year because of the following factors:
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Exactly||
I am getting sick of the anti-Brandon whining. First, people are upset that the ticket prices are so high and the home schedule so crappy. I get it - that's fair. But, now Brandon goes ahead and does something nice for the season ticket holders - those same poor unfortunate souls who are being victimized by high prices and crappy opponents- and that's bad, as well. Gimme a break. Rewarding those who are willing to pony up $$ for a season pass (especially with our poor home schedule) this year is not a bad thing. It's actually a nice gesture that is similar to what many teams do for their season ticket holders.
|7 weeks 8 hours ago||Tragedy||
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Bs||
We totally got screwed. How the hell did Nebraska get a better bowl than us, given our relative records, strength of schedule, quality wins etc. This is total BS and we were screwed as usual.
|13 weeks 2 days ago||Nice job||
I like that you don't have us "beating everyone but ND, PSU, Sparty and Ohio. Many people (including me in my post down thread) take it for granted that we will win all of the games against anyone who is not a big time program. We are not there yet. Losses to Indiana and Northwestern level teams are certainly possible.