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|5 hours 3 min ago||It seems like they test them with the guys speaking||
It seems like they test them with the guys speaking right into them, but some of the guys then sit up and their answers are too far from the mics.
Not enough practice time practicing interviews!
|6 hours 24 min ago||Makes sense||
If reports are true of Brandon's telling the coaches what to do, why would he allow anything that might give players a voice? Might tempt them to speak up.
|8 hours 41 min ago||Don't think he was ever officially moved||
Just one of those letting-him-try-a-bit-of-both-in-practice things. Developing versatility and understanding how those guys opposite them work.
|8 hours 59 min ago||Bars Family Genes & underrated (or under-coached?) linemen||
Report from viewer of Jags-Giants preseason game:
1) Genes: Blake's Penn State brother Brad got some play at D-line for the Giants. (Not OT because Genes!)
2) AND Richard Ash (!!!) on the Jaguars roster (UDFA out of WMU where he did his 5th year), got plenty of playing time at nose tackle (looking really good to my ignorant eyes), but he's since moved up the roster from "other" on the D-line to 3rd string. Listed at 6'3" and 314 lbs, and it looks like seriously good weight.
|12 hours 1 min ago||Can any of you techies fix my turntable?||
Ah, well. Vinyl is so decorative.
|4 days 11 hours ago||Funchess didn't play last night.||
Tweaked a hamstring in practice Wednesday.
But, since this could be the preseason thread: Richard Ash sighting! Went to the Giants-Jags game to see Denard & Chad (first time in memory no Michigan Giants on the roster) and Richard Ash played nose tackle for the Jags for the full 4th quarter. Looked to be holding his own (not actually holding, or at least not called for it), and recorded a solo tackle. Took his 5th year at WMU and looked svelte and physical. UDFA. I think a couple of their D-line are injured, but he got plenty of time, and definitely looked a part of the D-line gang on the sidelines. Looks like someone they could put on their practice squad if they don't have room this season.
As for others who didn't stay, Ray Vinopal was put on the Cowboys' IR. Those of us who can't possibly root for the Cowboys (they never seem to take M men), but follow teams with any former Wolverines, are relieved.
|4 days 12 hours ago||Don't worry.||
They'll find you.
|4 days 12 hours ago||Found some Costa Rican at my local NYC supermarket||
Have to confess I'm usually there for a local Staten Island roaster's pumpkin-flavored beans. (I knew they were independent & local, because the old label misspelled pumpkin.) Now they've fancied up their shiny vacuum-sealed bags, with classy artwork & graphics. So I'm not the only one who's discovered them. As for the pumpkin, even my die-hard dark-Starbucks addict sister who hates flavored coffee liked it. But she's sticking with the hard stuff for breakfast.
And though I'm told you're not supposed to freeze coffee beans, I've done it for years, grinding the beans right out of the freezer, and the flavor is terrific.
|5 days 10 hours ago||Why we love the blog||
and its fine university. Using "ad hominems" and "frontal cortex" in one short paragraph without sounding pretentious.
|1 week 1 day ago||Former 16: Anyone want to see Denard (& Chad) play||
this Saturday at Giants stadium? Have extra cheapie ticket for front row mezzanine (endzone, but excellent view, plus parking pass).
EDIT: Offer rescinded. Found someone. (Penn State alum, but they'll have five guys on the field to our two.)
|1 week 5 days ago||And, on the other side of the field, Josh Furman||
Who had two solo tackles and a sack.
|1 week 5 days ago||One of the better exits||
And one of the classiest. Being honest and realistic, doing what's best for him, but being completely supportive of his teammates and wishing them well in what he expects to be a wonderful year for them. Completely respectful of the program, both as it was for his two years and what it will be. Bravo, and best wishes to him.
|1 week 5 days ago||Thanks||
You saved me from searching for the proof. Thought I saw that on the stat sheet last night.
But what I did find: "NFL Front-Page Editor Gets Fired"
|1 week 5 days ago||Devin Still Sorta With Steelers||
Reposting, because I've posted so late on a couple of other chains that they dropped off the fast-moving front page:
After clearing the waiver wire (where he was "waived-injured"), the Steelers took him back to go on their IR list. Speculation as to whether the drops were due to being already injured, perhaps in the first couple of passes to him that were heavily defended, but it seems they saw enough of him in practice to want to keep him available for the future.
|1 week 6 days ago||Lost in the Devin threads, Pittsburgh still sort of has him||
Once he'd cleared the waiver wire, Pittsburgh put Devin on their IR list (injury "undisclosed"). They gave him enough time in the game that they were clearly looking at him, and whether the drops were related to already being injured, or he injured himself or aggravated something in the earlier passes (which were strongly defended and/or not catchable), they must have seen enough in practice to hold on to him for the future.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Exeunt All of the Norfleets||
The plural form is acceptable as determined by the multiple posts of his singular exit.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Maybe there's still hope||
That could mean they want to hold on to him for the future, perhaps to add him to the practice squad when he gets healthy. And if he really was injured, maybe that had something to do with his play. (Positive thinking.)
Additional tidbit: The kicker they added to take Devin's spot beat out Jay Feely in try-outs. (Of course Feely had 14 years in the NFL, so nice to know he's still out there kickin'.)
|2 weeks 2 days ago||That's what made me sigh with nostalgia.||
That and the result of the OSU game.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Was just posting above about him holding on in practice||
after a massive hit by Lawrence Timmons. Hope it was promising enough to give him another chance tonight.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Both.||
Listed as QB & WR, and has had snaps both ways in practice.
Article on the Steelers website about Devin getting plowed by Lawrence Timmons in practice after a reception, but he survived.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Will be a half-time tribute at the Hall of Fame Game||
Just announced on NBC, for those who aren't watching.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Karsch was moved to sideline reporter for games||
though we may not know if that's true for this coming season until the sub surfaces.
His bio on MGoBlue.com still lists him as sideline reporter.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||He's now listed as QB/WR||
But according to the team website, he made his mark (and an article) by taking a massive hit from Lawrence Timmons after making a reception. And holding on.
|3 weeks 12 hours ago||Two separate links||
The title is a link to the actual article. If you want to read/post comments, you have to click the highlighted comments link posted below the editor's summary/snarky comment.
|3 weeks 13 hours ago||Loaded quickly for me on Firefox||
But I'm writing about an hour later.
|3 weeks 13 hours ago||Thanks for the heads-up.||
Had already put Devin Gardner on the future TV list, as the smartly comedic sidekick.
|3 weeks 14 hours ago||Even without the bowtie (which looks pretty classy on him)||
He was incredibly impressive. Should already be on the short list for intelligent sports broadcast commentary (if such a thing exists anymore).
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Biondi started out with the Brooklyn Cyclones||
Biondi started out with the Brooklyn Cyclones (Mets) the same year Michael O'Neill started with the Staten Island Yankees. A friend's a season ticket-holder with the Baby Bombers (gave up on the overpriced Bronx Boys) and invited me to the game between our two alumni. O'Neill's now in the Yankee's High A team in Tampa.
Anytime you want an update, MGoblue.com has a Wolverines in Professional Baseball page, including both majors and minors, where the guys are currently playing and highlight news of their current play.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||TwitPic by Pulitzer-Prize-winning Michigan alum David Turnley!||
Those who leave come back.
[Turnley not responsible for the squashed effect.]
|3 weeks 6 days ago||The Michigan Band originated the script Ohio||
at a home game to honor their guests. [You band historians can authenticate this, and exactly when. And whether it was to honor or troll.]
OSU's insistence on using the "The" came later, but I wouldn't want Michigan State called "Michigan" -- so I'm with adding at least the State to the Red School Below the Border. (Out of respect for The Ohio University, of course.)