"He makes it really easy on you as a coach because he has tremendous football instincts," Michigan tight ends coach Jay Harbaugh said. "Things come really naturally to him. He doesn't have to see things too many times. He has a good sense for how things should look and feel, and he's a tough, physical guy."
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|55 min 47 sec ago||A turtle neck?||
So he's going to Maryland?
|7 hours 28 min ago||On the basis of no direct knowledge,||
I'm going to speculate that Stribling had an injury in practice, and Harbaugh's saying he'd comment after the game was because he wanted to hear from the medical folks to determine how long he might be out, and he had this game thing to pay attention to first.
|13 hours 32 min ago||Did anyone tell them about the time change?||
Incomplete prep for a game without them.
|13 hours 42 min ago||Listening to radio pregame with my coffee & bagel||
Interview with Jeremy Clark-- says he's getting more comfortable at corner and that Jourdan Lewis is the most talkative DB, helps him when he's down by talking trash to him.
Cloudy outside the NYC window... Hope you guys all have a great time outside!
|2 days 8 hours ago||His CV shows he's known for writing and history||
Along with lots of writing, among other things:
-- Lecture at OSU: "Writing History"
-- Current book (also his Ph.D. dissertation): "The Benching of Willis Ward" (the Michigan football player and teammate of Gerald Ford who wasn't allowed to play against a Southern team, but later became a judge), and he worked on the educational film "Black and Blue" which brought this story to the attention of most of us who now know about it
Also got his Master's at Eastern Michigan, Bachelor's at Morehouse College.
|2 days 8 hours ago||She thought meeting the President would be the hard sell||
rah-rah kind of stuff which she wasn't interested in and gets everywhere. She didn't realize he was all about the education until she met him, learning he came from Brown and Johns Hopkins, which aren't known as hotbeds of football. And she was very impressed.
|2 days 9 hours ago||I'm assuming you didn't listen to Webb's podcast||
Rashan's Mom wasn't interested in the usual rah-rah athletics approach to recruiting, and seemed most impressed with the interviews with the academics, the support folks, and, a surprise to her, with Pres. Schlissel. "Why do I need to talk to the President?" She understood why after sitting down with him. Sam added it's not that she didn't enjoy the 5-star dinner, but that wasn't what the trip was about for her. And Rashan has said he's listening to Mom.
Having heard Schlissel at an alumni event when he was first hired, he said one of the things that drew him here was the diversity of the University, and he wasn't just talking about ethnic & religious & international diversity of the students and faculty, though that was obviously part of it, but the diversity of educational opportunities. I'm sure Mom heard that too, and was apparently impressed. Not to say he's a sure thing, but it doesn't sound like your qualms are a concern.
|5 days 15 hours ago||If it weren't for the Lions game, I would have missed it (NYC)||
Planned to do the moon-watch, but got involved in something on my computer with the Lions game on in the background. The highlight of the game was the shot of the moon in action over Detroit. Got me out of my seat.
Ran outside, a friend just coming home said she'd seen it (the first stage, that it was "very dramatic"), but that "it would come back." Saw a bit of the crescent stage before clouds moved in, then a nice view of the full thing with a muted red glow. Various neighborhood folk clustering, chatting with strangers, advising each other what we'd seen or missed, calculating where the moon would have moved by the time the clouds passed again, and whether it would be hiding behind one of the buildings and we should move to the next block...
Went home before it came back out the last time, but felt I'd gotten my money's worth.
|5 days 16 hours ago||Student Section stands out on TV too||
I understand having a maize-out now and then, but as long as it's a full house, the generous sprinkling of maize throughout and then the full-bore sunny student section is a good look.
|6 days 3 hours ago||Eight B1G teams in the top 50||
Seems strange that MSU isn't one of them.
|6 days 4 hours ago||Well, you figure it'll take at least one game||
to forget everything Harbaugh taught them...
Oh, dear. NBC is just showing the highlights.
|6 days 4 hours ago||Pretty sure he took classes||
but never actually played for Michigan.
|1 week 2 hours ago||UCLA is currently up 42-14 at Arizona||
Still in the first half.
TV guys just made comment about last week being difficult for UCLA because Mendenhall kept changing their looks.
|1 week 3 hours ago||It's possible||
In a DetNews article about Blake O'Neill:
Seems reasonable a kid from New Zealand could train there too.
|1 week 1 day ago||Reasons 492(b) and (c)||
When I enjoy a reference even when it turns out I'm missing its roots, somebody will explain it for me.
|1 week 1 day ago||Just belongs in a different kind of lyric.||
You got your French names for your love ballads, you got your Hippenhammers for your hippen-hop.
|1 week 1 day ago||Both pix are wonderful||
But the one on the left could be emblematic. Simply beautiful.
|1 week 2 days ago||As a first-generation American||
I've been following Amara's and Jehu's stories from when we first heard about their recruitment. It never gets old to see their success here.
Congrats on making it official, Amara!
|1 week 2 days ago||Typos can be fun.||
So let it be written, so let it be done.
|1 week 3 days ago||The fork in the road||
Knew the quote, but didn't know the explanation until I read the Times article posted in the OP. The other thing I didn't know (and didn't know that I didn't know it), was the origin of his nickname:
|1 week 4 days ago||Hollywood smile? Naw, he was born with it.||
|1 week 4 days ago||He had an early run in this week's game||
but hurt his knee. (The report at the time. Haven't checked the follow-up.)
|1 week 4 days ago||It's like the ridiculous statement||
that "Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach." The big egos who need the most money, the most toys, the most media coverage simply can't understand that there can be more satisfaction elsewhere.
Even if you watch Harbaugh at the press conferences and compare with him sitting down with Brandstatter on Inside Michigan, you can see how much more humor he shows, relaxed and with friends, and how much more joy when he's simply on the field with his guys coaching (and tacking a snap or two).
|1 week 6 days ago||There's wind, and there's wind.||
Yesterday's prediction from MGoWeather:
It's not an excuse, but it doesn't make things easier. Giants* Stadium is notorious for its swirling winds, so teams hope not to have to kick and probably hang onto the run game as much as possible when they see the stadium flags are going wild. A learning experience, right?
*formerly known as.
|1 week 6 days ago||I'm just having my coffee||
I'll let you guys do the serious work.
|2 weeks 1 hour ago||You can listen via UCLA Bruins' website||
This link should take you directly to their player:
UCLA didn't get anything from their first possession, and BYU was going strong, but Mangum was just sacked twice in a row.
|2 weeks 1 hour ago||I second that!||
Any public interest lawyers out there want to take the case?
|2 weeks 2 hours ago||Let's see if ABC's halftime report||
still says, "Harbaugh sure loves his tight ends!" after their highlights of three TDs-- one by a WR, one by an RB, and one by a FB.
|2 weeks 3 hours ago||In case this is the media snowflakes thread...||
ABC has its problems too. Watched the highlights at the halftimes of their games, and each time they showed the Michigan highlights-- Three Touchdowns! Showing Two of Them! And whichever idiot commentator says, "Harbaugh really likes his tight ends!" Umm... TDs by a WR, an RB and a FB.
This is on the writers, of course. It was the same comment for both the early and late games. Can I stand listening to USC's irritating band charge long enough to see if they still compliment Harbaugh's TE's in an hour or so?
|2 weeks 4 hours ago||I was reading this thread after our game but while OSU's||
was going. I so resisted interspersing things about OSU's situation, just in case someone was reading the thread after having missed our game. They had QB problems too, and they supposedly had so many good ones they couldn't choose between them. Then they had to bench their starter. Michigan didn't start the season as the unanimous #1, and either NIU is really, really good, or Michigan's moving along fine for a new system with new coaches and a new QB. Lots of teachable moments.