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|1 day 14 hours ago||It's up||
|2 days 16 hours ago||Brandstatter & Dierdorf thought it was the refs' fault||
watching from the booth, and if they, experts and former O-linemen, didn't see the conflicting evidence from their viewpoint without replays from every angle, how were the students to know? Not to defend booing, but I thought they were booing the refs too.
As for booing the 2nd delay of game penalty, which was probably directed to the team, I had the benefit of B&D's saying it was a coaching decision to take the penalty to give them better field position for a punt. (Which unfortunately didn't happen.)
EDIT: Late to the party. Someone said this below. But so late nobody will notice.
|2 days 16 hours ago||Not only on the same wavelength||
But posted at the same time.
|2 days 16 hours ago||But MLive article needs to work on teamwork and consistency||
Spells Bryan in the headlines and Brian in the text.
/advocate for editing/proofreading jobs which apparently died with print media.
|3 days 11 hours ago||Don't know how the sophomore year is defined,||
but Hardaway was pretty impressive in the Summer League.
|5 days 16 hours ago||Concern could be tempered by Hoke's smile||
Something one misses in reading the transcript, but that exchange started with Hoke's smile interrupting his "Well, you know we don't talk about injuries..." and then his big dimply smile with "Yeah, he has something wrong with him." Recognizing that if he said more he'd be contradicting his [oft-stated] policy. I may be wrong, but If it were something serious, I can't imagine that delivery.
|6 days 9 hours ago||Rather than spin, you get points for valid prediction.||
Glad I read this thread after the game. Seems everybody forgot about Butt.
And now maybe we know why Hoke says he won't talk about injuries. So you throw in a post-torn ACL TE, put him in wide for the other Big Guy Who's Out, figuring Miami would forget about him too. Or at least not suspect he'd be coming. So often. And so healthily.
|1 week 1 day ago||I suppose it would be too much of a coincidence...||
But I was volunteering for a candidate, working a poll site uptown, and when the election had been canceled I called the campaign office to see if there was anything I could do. The campaign manager said, "Just come down here if you want to be with friends." Our candidate was watching the TV we put on an ironing board outside on the sidewalk, with a look that made it clear the election was the last thing on his mind. After a very long morning, he went home for a brief nap. Later a man came in, wearing running shorts, looking anxious, finally asking if he could speak to our candidate. We said he'd gone home for a bit, but was there a message we could give him? The guy stood there for a moment, turned away, turned back, stopped, and then said "If I hadn't gone to vote for him, I'd be dead." He was basically thanking our man for saving his life.
But there was another volunteer I'd stuffed envelopes with, a tall, charismatic guy who spoke 5 languages (said it was good for meeting girls), who didn't come back. I didn't know until later that he was an actor and a cop (and occasionally played a cop on TV), who that day went down to Police Plaza to put in his retirement papers, as he was about to start law school. So, being in the neighborhood, and a cop on his last day, he ran to help. One Life to Live used his picture, their fictional cop on the wall of their fictional police station, as their 9-11 tribute for several years afterward.
|1 week 2 days ago||Cox and Toussaint Status (not-so-"Poor Toussaint")||
Posted on the "Poor Toussaint" thread that most people didn't read because the headline apparently said it all, but it was premature/not the whole story, and title not updated: Toussaint was signed to the practice squad, moved to the active squad for Sunday's game (presumably for depth), and waived afterwards (a DE was taken off the waiver wire, presumably a greater need). After clearing the waiver wire on Monday, Toussaint was put back on the practice squad, a great place for someone who'd missed a year, came back from a serious injury, but showed promise for the future.
Mike Cox was on the Giants' practice squad, then moved to the active squad after injuries of others, and played most of last season, primarily on special teams where he was apparently doing well as gunner. He too was cut after preseason and moved onto the practice squad even though active all (or most of?) last season. (Still has PSq. eligibility.)
|1 week 2 days ago||And reminding us of the perspective||
that the passion for sport is something that can distract us, and even transport us for a few minutes, from parts of real life that can be unbearable. And a reminder to respect that passion for what it is, a game, a game that can be won or lost, but we can move on to continue to cheer our team and their coaches and hope they'll do better the next time.
|1 week 3 days ago||Had to upvote you||
because nobody else seemed to notice. A call to the Mods to edit the OP's title?
|1 week 3 days ago||Correct. And he WAS put back on the practice squad Tuesday.||
Yes, he was put back on the practice squad Tuesday, the earliest he could after clearing waivers.
He had been signed from the practice squad only a day or two before Sunday's game, probably to guarantee depth related to certain RB problems, and waived after the game. When that happens it's likely they want to keep him on the practice squad (he had a great final pre-season game), but he has to first clear waivers to do so. (We've had other former Wolverines go back and forth a bit, some to finally stick on the active squad, some not..)
Maybe the OP could edit the title of the post?
|1 week 5 days ago||Year Four vs. Senior QB||
How many of those "senior" quarterbacks played only one full year as a starting QB (the last heroic game on a broken foot) and only a possible snap or two more as a QB at all? (Redshirted one year, WR another.) How many of those senior quarterbacks learned the position under 2 different head coaches with completely different offensive approaches? And now after one year developing as a starter, learning over again with a third O.C. with his own completely different approach?
Too few people take into account muscle memory and the learning curve. Amazing how much of an improvement he made the first game with his newly taught technique, admittedly against inferior competition. I think we were all disappointed (understatement) in the team's showing last night, but DG, as mentioned below, was 6 for 6 before desperation set in because their defense covered our receivers while our defense couldn't stop theirs (or their QB), our kicking failed, protection broke down, etc., etc.
It is a team effort, and the team still has work to do, but it's not on DG alone. This is the very beginning of Devin's second year as a starting QB under a new OC. Senior apples vs. senior oranges.
|1 week 6 days ago||Young Insecure Player Syndrome||
But then I guess it'd be all caps.
|2 weeks 15 hours ago||If we can have legends jerseys||
we can have legends avatars.
Lest we forget.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Hoke does a pretty good job too||
with his response to the hot dog scent tweet. He has terrific comic timing. And Mealer captures it with an incredible deadpan. I wondered what he was up to these days.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Actually just heard the story on the evening news||
(without using celebrity names): Some major hacking of celebrity accounts on Apple cloud being investigated by the FBI.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Speaking of Toussaint||
Speaking of Toussaint, the Ravens signed him to their practice squad. From their website:
|2 weeks 3 days ago||As the poster above you mentioned||
He didn't tell Sam Webb, he tweeted the information out himself. Glad he apologized to Sam, because Sam was only doing his due diligence after he was barraged by calls. Clark's original tweet supposedly disappeared very quickly, but not quickly enough for the recruit stalkers to panic. Another case of kids not understanding that social media is by definition not private.
(Along those lines, heard on WTKA there was some problem with Upton/Verlander photos sneaking out of a cloud?)
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Typo?||
I guess I haven't read the blogs, or at least not ones that would have said such a thing, so I'm wondering if you meant to say "busts" rather than "bests." Nothing against these guys, but I can think of at least 3 M QBs who did pretty well both at Michigan and after.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Chesson||
Couldn't edit my typo in Melanie MaxWell's name, so you've given me an excuse to post her other Chesson picture. I obsessed about which to choose. Chose the one above because it seemed to show his surprising linebackerish strength and power. But love this photo, capturing his expected athleticism. (Or is that "athletic-ness?")
|2 weeks 5 days ago||The plan is working||
[Melanie Maxell photos from the article page.]
Physicalness (translated from the vernacular): Wide receivers who tackle.
Speed. Linebackers who score. (Ben Gedeon)
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Um... The live feed is Brandstatter & Dierdorf||
Definitely not Sparty cheerleaders. With Karsch on the sidelines.
[EDIT: I'm reading the comments below, so I guess I have to use caps: IT'S STREAMED LIVE ON MGOBLUE.COM!!!! IT HAS BEEN FOR YEARS!!! ]
So, yes. I'm excited about them. Yes, I enjoyed their broadcast. More than any of the TV college guys who probably wouldn't know a Devin from a Devin.
There is delay, but I'm not watching TV so it's not a problem for me. (Apparently there's no delay to listen at the game.)
|2 weeks 6 days ago||MGoBlue.com||
Standard. Live stream with Brandstatter & Dierdorf + Karsch. Jon Jansen in pregame. Every game. Free.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||What a pleasure.||
Listening to the streamed broadcast and you guys.
Best wishes to Counterpunt Emeritus, and welcome back to Heiko as his worthy successor.
|3 weeks 4 hours ago||I totally missed it.||
I was so caught up in the poetry, the image of the despairing fan who lowers his head into his hands. But no, we true fans will continue to see the light, no matter how many heads are lowered in premature defeat.
So it was clever too. Gosh golly.
|3 weeks 12 hours ago||The Mothership||
as it's deemed on the link to MGoBlue.com in the "M on the Net" section to your left below, and always a good place to look for official M Athletic Dept things, considering it's the official website. The official statement:
|3 weeks 13 hours ago||The Young Man Respects Tradition||
Already proving himself to be a wise young man.
|3 weeks 13 hours ago||Trust in Sam Webb's Gut||
He's giving Mike Farrell abuse as we speak on WTKA. "Don't listen to Mike Farrell! Listen to me." "If I say this is a gut feeling, I have something tangible."
|3 weeks 16 hours ago||His press conference blandness is a cover||
Makes a nice contrast with over-the-top buddy-motivator reported above. He likes his guys, he likes coaching, he likes teaching. He's very coy with the media. You can see the twinkle in his eye when he's refusing to fall into their trap questions. Very talented guy to have both over-the-topness and sublety on tap, showing up when warranted.