this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
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|39 weeks 16 hours ago||what was the category||
what was the category for his INT vs ND last year, where he chucked it up to avoid a sack in the end zone?
Which was worse?
|39 weeks 17 hours ago||Can't help but laugh...||
"he had Butt popping wide open" ""
|42 weeks 1 day ago||Heininger Certainty Principle||
I've been wondering if there is negative side to the Heininger Certainty Principle that nobody has really commented on...
While it seems to raise the floor of the d-line to competent-to-good, does it also lower the ceiling so that it's never elite?
Or does it only apply to improved performance against the run, while sacrificing pass pressure?
|43 weeks 2 days ago||oops||
|43 weeks 2 days ago||I agree||
I signed the petition. I think he needs to go.
I think this is justified, but the fact that it seems like a mob mentality could be the problem.
I'm just quesitoning if the administration/president will see this as a mob flare up, or a short term problem to hunker down and make it through, an "us against them" mentality. I'm not familiar with Schlissel, but I'm just putting that out there as a possibility, because I see things like that happen. Especially in sports.
|43 weeks 2 days ago||Any chance all of this backfires?||
Any chance that all this attention will just look like a mob to the administration? And they'll not want to be overly reactionary? They will weather the storm, and reevaluate at a later time? Or even worse, they'll stick by Brandon/Hoke to "defend their own" or because they won't give into a mob?
Not saying it will/won't, but just wondering.
|43 weeks 2 days ago||Not really||
Considering the things they've written/posted in the last couple days, I don't think that's an issue.
|43 weeks 2 days ago||Absolutely Agree||
Some do seem to be enjoying this too much. A bit of a mob mentality.
I don't wish Brandon ill in the future with whatever he does, I just don't want that to have anything to do with UM. He did the best he knows how (with the possible exception of the past few days), but it's just not the right fit here.
|43 weeks 2 days ago||Yes||
But I'm still not sure why. Even when he first signed a contract, I was wondering why we had to pay so much for someone who would have "walked to Michigan"
|43 weeks 2 days ago||A few points||
1. This is already a huge black mark on his career. Not really the first. We hope to make it the last.
2. He'll be ok. He can never get another job, and he'll still be ok.
3. Plenty of others have lost their jobs (Jon Falk, Bruce Madej, etc), and while they weren't "fired" I'd still be more worried about them.
4. How about Madej for the next AD? Maybe he doesn't have the administrative/executive skills, but he sure does know what Michigan should be, and how it should be run. Would have handled this way better than Brandon has.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||Humorous campaign signs aside...||
I do think that we need to get more than just Brian to run as regent. Maybe get the mgoblog community behind several candidates (not necessarily all blog members or moderators). Even if Brian does run/win, it'll be hard to make a difference if it's just him vs all the normal regent types.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||A simple question to ask at the presser||
Coach, you've been giving the same answers, to the same questions, about the same problems for over a year now. Why should anyone expect things to change this time?
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Constructive Alternatives||
1. Schedule teams people want to watch
2. Don't ruin atmosphere with ads and bad music
3. Keep the things that make the college football experience different (and in my opinion better) than the pro football experience. This includes things the band playing music, not piped in music.
4. Incentives to showing up on time, such as have been suggested by Brian and others on this site. Not incentive such as a t-shirt, which I believe they actually tried.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Dave Brandon||
What would it take, and what are the odds of success, of any effort to oust him? Maybe some pressure/petitions/campaign from alumni, current students, fans, former athletes. He clearly has no clue about anything other than money, but I'm sure we could find someone who can also make money, but can do so without ruining everything that makes UM and college sports so special.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Maybe some MGoRules would help||
I'll get it started, please add as necessary. Maybe some part of these can become "official"
1. Don't be a dick.
2. No personal attacks.
3. If your post adds nothing, don't post.
4. If 5 other people just said the same thing you are about to say, then don't say it.
5a. It is possible to disagree with respect. In fact, it is now mandatory.
5b. If someone is disagreeing with you, it is not necessarily a personal attack. Do not react as if it is.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||agree||
Mild sarcasm is ok, but situations like that went way too far, and happened too often.
And once someone responds with appropriate sarcasm or humor, we don't need 15 other people to pile on.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Commenters were and can be awesome||
When I first came to this site, the comments were almost as good as the main articles. There were very insightful, and respecful people, it was a (mostly) friendly community. I often learned as much or more from the comments than I did from anything Brian wrote (no offense to him, because his stuff has always been great, but that's how just how great it used to be).
There were also great tangents, conversations that just went way off the rails, but in a good way (the isn't it ironic discussions, etc) instead of in a personal attack way. I read most of the comments on most posts becuase that was part of the fun.
That has really changed. I now usually skip the comments becuase it's mostly bad, and it takes a lot to sort though the crap to find the gems, and it's not worth it.
I know part of it is just because of is a curse of success, the more people come, the more likely there are bad apples. But I hope part of it is the moderation system, voting, etc, and we can at least get some improvement.
So, I guess I'm saying thanks Brian. Thanks for everything you do for the site, and thanks for trying to make is the best it can be.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||These tangents||
Are part of what made me love this site. You know, in addition to the great analysis and (what used to be and hopefully will again) insightful comments...
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Nebraska officiating bias||
I was wondering about the Nebraska post that statistically showed officiating bias against them in the Big 12. I'd love to see that, and see something show statistical bias toward/against all the B1G teams.
I keep hearing other fanbases complain that Michigan gets all the calls, but I always notice the calls go against us. Fan bias, I know, but would be nice to see if true.
Though obviously I'm too lazy to do any of this myself...
|1 year 36 weeks ago||That's||
That's what she said?
(Sorry, couldn't resist)
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Who asked what?||
I'd love to have every question list who asked it, not just the mgoquestions
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Question suggestion||
Why not ask some form of the Brian vs spacecoyote debate? Like "How much of the execution problem is that the players are not being put in a position to succeed or not preparing them properly?" I wouldn't expect an illuminating answer, but it's not like we're getting that anyway.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||My thoughts exactly||
My first reaction to reading this story was "So what?" The NCAA doesn't need to live up to legal standards of evidence. They obviously didn't in previous cases (PSU, USC). Not sure why they suddenly need to start now.
I'm not saying this investigation, and especially the NCAA, don't have other major issues, but this seems like a non-issue.
|5 years 31 weeks ago||The draft||
Yeah, that's been working out well for the Lions pretty well for the last 40-50 years.
|5 years 31 weeks ago||This is terrible.||
That poor grammar is NOT ACCEPTABLE at Michigan.
|5 years 31 weeks ago||How does free agency work?||
All the good players would go to 1 team or a couple of good teams. All of the other teams would have no chance.
What about when a player gets injured? What do they get paid?
|5 years 32 weeks ago||My first MS Paint creation||
I'm no Shredder, but I had to try.
|5 years 32 weeks ago||My dogs||
We have 3 dogs: Hailey, Bo, and Lloyd.
Hailey is a retreiver/chow mix. She is old and crochety.
Bo is a rott/chow mix. She is the best dog ever. Her only flaw is that she sometimes barks/snaps at strangers.
Lloyd is a great dane. Still a puppy, so we're not entirely sure of her personality.
We plan to keep up this trend with our future pets. Yes, they're all girls, and we gave them boy names. We couldn't think of any Michigan related girl names that actually sounded good.
|5 years 32 weeks ago||Clay||
How do you know Tiger doesn't have a weakness for clay as well? I'd like to see how his game changes on a clay golf course.
|5 years 32 weeks ago||Agree||
Most people don't know what college football will really be like once a playoff is instituted. I don't either, but I think that it won't be the rosy picture that most paint it to be. And once you go playoff you can't go back.
I also agree with steelymax and st barth. So what if we don't get a "true" national champion? Some years nobody deserves that title. Some years multiple teams might.
Anti-playoff proponents of the world unite!!!!