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|1 day 10 hours ago||WD is correct||
While televised late, the game was still televised (and yes, we all knew the score before it aired, which sucked!).
|1 day 16 hours ago||game times||
Pre-kids, I loved noon games. Get up, only an hour or so to kill until the game, and then you have your entire day free after the game. With kids, however, my wife and I are stuck DVR'ing all games and watching them at 8 when the kids are asleep. To do this, we go on a complete media blackout (no cell phones, TV, places with TVs, etc) to avoid finding out the score. Noon games make it pretty tough, and result in a full day of us stressing about finding out the score. For 3:30 kickoffs, we only have to be on blackout for a few hours. MUCH easier. Of course for us, nothing beats prime time (other than the fact that we seem to lose most of our prime time games!!)
|3 days 23 hours ago||Your post||
Tells me a few things:
|3 days 23 hours ago||Yik yak||
I admit it - I am old. Things have changed since my time at Michigan. Back in my day, we were a football power, had a heisman winner (Charles Woodson) and won the national championship. Hell, I am so old that back in my day, we regularly beat Ohio state.
|4 days 23 hours ago||Go blue||
Cannot wait to watch us play Miami (NTM) tomorrow. There is something about Michigan football that, no matter how bad the prior week was, come Thursday I start looking forward to the game, regardless of who we are playing, as if it was the opener.
Let's hope that our team proves that last week was just a total anomoly built on bad ND Stadium juju and a few key players shitting the bed in the same game, and that tomorrow is the start to a nice 11 game run!
|5 days 23 hours ago||I am not a mod||
But I think all of your points are valid. The Ray Rice thing is no more relevant to michigan sports than this story (other than my secret conspiracy theory that the Rice thing somehow puts John Harbaugh on the hot seat and that he resigns at season end to take over the Michigan HC job, leaving in please the entire staff, including Hoke who accepts the job as DL coach bc he loves Michigan). And, anything is better than the aforementioned threads. Also, the board has been really quiet lately.
|5 days 23 hours ago||Backs||
Thomas was mid (to late) 1990s. Can't believe I forgot Perry, who was one of my favorite backs. He graduated in 2003, I believe.
|6 days 59 min ago||Agree entirely||
My post about 2-3 below your post is strikingly similar wrt the lineup changes and expectations. But, you raise a great point re : coaching changes. Firing hoke is a drastic move and as we both said, should only be made if there is a clear upgrade out there. But, firing position coaches is somewhat common and isn't even likely to cause a blip in terms of team / program disruption. Personally, while I am grateful for his years of service, I would start with F. Jackson, who hasn't developed a decent back (Hart was great as a freshman and stayed about the same) since the mid-1990s.
|6 days 1 hour ago||Some rational (I hope) thoughts||
1. The OL wasn't that bad last week. They are a weakness, no doubt, but they are not even close to as bad as last year. What the OL needs now is consistency. - pick 5 guys and unless one really underperformed relative to his backups' expected performance, let those 5 guys play together and develop chemistry. The OL wasn't really the problem this week. It is for this reason that I think that the Fire Funk thing is silly, unless the OL reverts to last year.
|6 days 20 hours ago||coach||
What's his head coaching experience? Would he be willing to put on a headset, answer question in pressers in a way that doesn't make him look like a deer in the headlights, and speed up tempo. Depending on the answers to these questions, I think I have an idea for how he could contribute immediately.
|6 days 20 hours ago||next man up||
At MGoBlog, the expectation is for the position.
|1 week 12 hours ago||Realistic||
That is not low expectations. That is reasonable. I know that we all expect drastic change and want to win now, but there is a significant school of thought that programs thrive on stability. See MSU - many in these parts talk about their coaching staff as if it was one of the greatest, but Danton's record in year 3 wasn't all that great. They have thrived because the admin stuck with a coaching staff and gave it time to develop even when it looked like things weren't going well. Look at the absolute shit roster that hoke inherited - once the 2011 seniors graduated, richrod's recruiting really came back to bite us.
|1 week 16 hours ago||razzing||
It's not really razzing when you agree wholeheartedly with what is being said. The point of my post is that the perception is out there, and that it is sadly correct.
|1 week 3 days ago||Sad but true||
I hate to admit it, because I was such a detractor of RichRod and I am such a Hoke supporter, but you are 100% correct. The only difference between where we are now vs where we were then is that reporters still love hoke (although that may have ended around 8:15 tonight) and the talent on the roster is better due to hoke's great recruiting. As for the direction of the team, the public perception of our program's place in the cfb hehirarchy, the improvement in our players and our on field product, we are no better off.
|1 week 4 days ago||Football||
Hoping to see us destroy ND today along with a lopsided loss by Sparty to complete an all around great day.
|1 week 4 days ago||Awesome||
I really like that post. That is all.
|1 week 4 days ago||Lineup||
Is Little Fleetwood playing LT? Because you listed 7 players leaving only 4 spots left for the OL. :)
|1 week 6 days ago||Sparty||
I really don't get all of the Sparty hype. I concede that last year, their team was really good. One of the best in college football. But, they lost a ton of talent from their defense and they have definite questions at some of the skill positions. Also, while Sparty is very well coached, they don't exactly set the world on fire in recruiting. With the talent that recently graduated, I expect that MSU will be at a talent gap as compared to top teams. Also, because of their meh recruiting, if they sustain injuries (which every single team does) there is likely to be a significant drop off in talent from the starter to the backup.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Weddings||
My wife wanted a fall wedding.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Nice||
I actually laughed out loud from this comment.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Funny||
I don't think anyone really cares. It's just a funny thing that he does and some people notice and find kind of funny.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Nice work||
Yes, this kid could really be our next #1.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Wasabi||
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Welcome back||
Heiko, nice to see you posting again. How've you been?
|3 weeks 1 day 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.
|3 weeks 1 day 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 weeks 2 days ago||Typo||
Campus Inn (as in the hotel in the center of campus).
|3 weeks 2 days 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 weeks 2 days ago||Some stuff||
1. Drum line if cool
|3 weeks 2 days 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.