I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
- Member for
- 2 years 7 weeks
- Karma value
- Walking from campus to where the Marching Band assembled (especially in beautiful weather)
- Following the Band to the stadium (to get in the spirit)
- Picking out and talking about players from both teams during the pre-game warm-ups
- Watching the Band high-step it from the tunnel to the far side of the field and then parade up and down the gridiron, playing the fight song and alma mater
- Enjoying inividual efforts (Roger Staubach of Navy making 10 UofM guys miss on one down) and big plays from Michigan (even though they were sometimes few and far between in 1962-1963).
- The halftime show, including that lttle terrier push the ball down the field and across the goal line, receiving a big cheer from the spectators when he did so.
- Laughing (along with everyone else) at our male cheerleaders 'cheers' but always being impressed by their gymnastic skills.
- The after game performance by the Band.
- Disecting the game on the walk back to campus.
- Enjoying the post-game parties.
- Bill Buntin, Center, 6'7" 245 lbs.
- Oliver Darden, Forward, 6'8" 235 lbs.
- Cazzie Russell, Guard, 6'5" 215 lbs.
- Larrg Tregoning, Guard, 6'5" 200 lbs.
- George Pomey, Forward, 6'5" 200 lbs.
|7 hours 54 min ago||My guess is Enwere goes to MSU or Minnesota...||
...because they've had a much better record/tradition of developing RBs over the past several years and there are OL issues at UofM. Aside from Mike Hart, UofM hasn't had any noteworthy RBs in the last 10 years. And I'm not sure how much UofM had to do with Hart's development. As I recall, he hit the ground running as a freshman and never let up. Hope Derrick Green and Deveon Smith change that.
|2 days 13 hours ago||Stupid generalizations about "The South"||
We lived in Baton Rouge for 6.5 years. Overall, it was a very good experience. Can't really say anything bad about it, except for the weather. Our three sons attended an excellent grade school that had great academics. When we returned to Michigan, we found our kids were a year ahead of the local curriculum.
|3 days 15 hours ago||Great game||
I always preached that you if you play hard and play smart, that's all that anyone can ask of you. That's what I saw for almost all of the game from both the players and coaches. So, I applaud a very well played game.
|4 days 14 hours ago||This site is my favorite "Favorite"||
|5 days 9 hours ago||Loved the decision to go for it||
Not so sure about the actual play call. Everyone played a really good game today. No shame in losing that one. It might have cost OSU a shot at a national title.
|1 week 13 hours ago||Does anyone recall what changes Bo made after finishing 6-6...||
...in 1984? I don't remember if there were any mitigating factors behind the worst season in Bo's career at UofM or what the press and fans were saying/doing, if anything other than it was an anomal because he'd already had 15 years of success. In the following year, I believe they finished ranked #2 with a 10-1-1 record.
|1 week 1 day ago||Thank you, PurpleStuff||
My sentiments exactly. Brandon is trying to rewrite history to justify his firing of RR and hiring of Brady Hoke. RR was a truly innovative coach whose spread offense rivals the changes brought to football by Fielding H. Yost and Fritz Crisler. RR was immediately crucified and vilified by LC supporters for no good reason. Prior to joining UofM, Hoke was a 0.500 HC whose track record paled in comparison to RR's. Despite having everyone support him from the get go, he has really accomplished very little. Two good recruiting classes, bringing in Mattison, and a lucky 11-2 season with another coaches players are plusses, but certainly not nearly enough to justify the lofty praise and vote of confidence received from Brandon. 2013 has been an offensive debacle. I still say they fired the wrong guy and hired the wrong person.
|1 week 2 days ago||Using your definition, I would say Lloyd Carr was the epitome..||
...of fickleness when he chose to turn his back on Michigan football after RR was hired. What say you?
|1 week 3 days ago||Given your definition,wasn't Lloyd Carr a "fair weather fan"?||
In fact, he was probably worse, because he not only stopped supporting the football team and program, he undercut it.
|1 week 3 days ago||I've been a UofM football fan since 1954 so||
I've seen it all. Michigan lost the first three Big 10 games I attended as a freshman (in 1962) by scores of 0-28, 0-37, and 0-17. So, I can take the losing and manage low expectations. What I don't like and can't support is what I perceive to be mediocre coaching by the HC, OC, and OL & RB coaches, and the apparent acceptance of this by many fans and the AD. I remember that Bump Elliott was let go after an 8-2 season and two year's out from a Rose Bowl win and Big 10 Championship. That was when the new AD, Don Canham, demanded excellence on the football field, just like in the classroom. I believe that requirement was behind the decisions to let Lloyd Carr retire, not accept either of his coordinators as his replacement, and bring in Rich Rodriguez. I backed the choice of RR and was disappointed in the outcome as I saw him as being a relative young, successful, and very innovative coach (much like Fielding Yost and Fritz Crisler). I do not support a job extension for Hoke. Prior to joining UofM, he had a losing record as a HC and has not anything remotely innovative. He is a good recruiter (being at UofM doesn't hurt) and made a good choice in Mattison. Other than that (and the one good season in 2011) his tenure ahs been very disappointing. Timne for a change.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||2012 OL vs. 2013 OL||
Thank you for takingthe time to directly address this.
You say that in 2012 "the issue wasn't mental lapses, the issue was what they did when they got there, which isn't a whole lot".
Simply stated, that means the 2012 OLs problems were physical while 2013's problems are mental, correct?
You might be right, but I don't agree. I believe one of the three interior 2012 linemen is now playing in the NFL and the other two, while not great, were serviceable.
Have you considered the common denominator for the two seasons? It's the coaches. To me, that means they're the problem. The players changed but the results did not.
My expectation is that if retain the same coaches (OC, OL, and RB), we'll see the same poor results in 2014.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Borges' "Great Track Record"||
Thank you, Newtopos, for the very informative post. That's pretty damning evidence to counter those who ahve been defending Borges.
I'm no football expert either but when facts are brought out, they can be very convincing.
I remember being taken to task last year when I maintained that the jury should still be out on Hoke because, while he went 11-2 in 2011, he had a very mediocre win/loss record as a HC prior to coming to Michigan.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||2012 vs. 2013 OL, blocking and offense||
You didn't really address TennBlue's main point. If the inexperience of the interior of the 2013 OL is key reason why the "execution" or blocking is so bad, why was there the same problem in 2012 when we had a VERY experienced OL?
I also concur with TennBlue's observation that the blocking is unacceptable at other positions . The RB position (running, pass blocking) is weak. I don't understand how Touissant has regressed so much from 2011 to 2013, unless he really never mentally healed from that broken leg.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I'm really old ('66 LS&A) and I hate the piped-in music||
Piped in music is artificial, humanless, and utterly meaningless. It is a complete disconnect with the game, our school, students, alumni, and tradition. Why can't we just amplify what the Marching Band plays?
For me, the best game day experiences and traditions were:
|3 weeks 6 days ago||What about Michigan's 2011 and 2012 OLs||
It would be interesting see where UofM's 2011 and 2012 OLs end up in the scatter plot.
I think it would also be good to add in UofM's 2008, 2009, and 2010 OLs. I believe the 2008 line featured one starter from 2007 and 4 others who had zero starts. The 2008-2010 teams also had 1st year starters at QB (Threet in 2008, Forcier in 2009, and Denard in 2010)
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Coaching Devin Gardner||
MSU is about to score and put the game completely out of reach. There was a 2 second flash of Devin standing alone on the sideline. No coaches were near by. Why weren't they trying to provide some in-game guidance? Did this go on all game Has it gone on all season?
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I support and agree with your assessment||
I agree that it's time to stop the "little brother" BS. I've always felt that if you're really, really good, you don't have to say so. Bad-mouthing someone else to make yourself look superior is not very classy.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||No evidence Hoke ahs failed to develop young players||
I don't agree with the above statement. Here's why. After RR's last game, Hoke and his staff recruited and signed 11 players* in the class of 2011. That means those 11 have been "coached up" for 2.5 years. Not one of them has really been developed - e.g. an all BIG candidate
* Frank Clark, Thomas Rawls, Chris Bryant, Russell Bellomy, Antonio Poole, Blake Countess, Tony Posada, Keith Heitzman, Raymon Taylor, Matt Wile, Tamani Carter
|5 weeks 4 days ago||A tired excuse||
I'm so tired of hearing of the "inexperienced" excuse for our OL. #12-ranked UCLA has 3 freshmen starting in their OL. In our case, it appears the talent or coaching or both are simply not there.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Re the 6'6" Starting Lineup||
~50 years ago UofM featured the "Anvil Chorus" line-up that was more impressive and went to the NCAA final again UCLA:
|29 weeks 3 days ago||Does this mean Hoke drove off 17 of Rich Rod's recruits?||
I don't believe that for a second, just like I don't believe Rich Rod drove off Carr's players.
|31 weeks 3 days ago||Maybe Dan Dakich's comments about UofM basketball were genuine||
Maybe Dan Dakich's past comments about UofM basketball were genuine and did not come from any anti-UofM bias. The signing of his son as a preferred walk-on suggests the father is a UofM supporter. Perhaps the readers of this blog might want to reconsider all of their hate for the dad.
|31 weeks 6 days ago||Thanks for the helpful input||
Thanks for the helpful input. Not sure why you got downvoted when you provided some actual information as opposed to other commentors who got 3-5s for some smart ass one-liners.
|32 weeks 5 days ago||You're wrong about Penn State||
Get real. You (and a lot of the other posters on this site) are wrong about Penn State not being relevant for the next 10 years. Have you ever been to their campus or spoken with any of their students or graduates? Do you realize their 2013 recruiting class (which will probably be their worst in the next 10 years) was ranked 46th? (just behind Wisconsin at 37, Illinois at 42, Michigan State at 45, and ahead of Northwestern, Maryland, Indiana, Iowa, Purdue, and Minnesota). Most of those teams have been very relevant, at times, during the past 10 years.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||Max Bielfeldt||
Why isn't Max Bielfeldt being given more consideration as a back up at the Power Forward position? At 6'7" and 245 lbs., he certainly has the size to play that position. From what I saw when he was in, he had the agressiveness that oftentimes seemed to be missing from GRIII and his skill set seemed to be roughly comparable to Morgan.
|36 weeks 5 days ago||Basically, I concur with your assessment||
One of the reasons I have been a faithful reader of this blog is to get fresh information, new insights, and a diversity of views. Howver, I too feel like there has been a trend to "homerism" and prejudicial down-voting of bloggers who traditionally offer a different perspective. Now, I tend to enjoy reading the "flamebait" comments, especially if they're part of a thread, and find that, too often, rather than addressing the blogger's arguments, the board resorts to name calling and dismisses the controversial blogger.
|37 weeks 2 days ago||Disagree||
In the the 50s and 60s, Purdue/MSU, not Indiana/MSU, was the big rivalry. I don't believe that has really changed through the years. Purdue would regularly beat a much better MSU and/or Notre Dame team. Hence the moniker, the Purdue "Spoilermakers". If you ask II I The
|37 weeks 6 days ago||Why does Hoke drive off the players RR recruited?||
|42 weeks 15 hours ago||How did this loss effect recruiting?||
How will this loss affect elite high school basketball players who are trying to decide between MSU and UofM? Will they see a difference between the two programs? If UofM does well in the BIG tournament and in March, will it be forgotten? What if they sputter in both?
|43 weeks 5 days ago||Would you please stop mis-quoting me and admit your comments are||
I did not say Hoke was not successful. I said he is still unproven. He was a 0.500 coach prior to the last two years. You said coaching Michigan meant you had achieved greatness. Does that include RR? I'm glad you agree Lloyd's coaching tree pales in comparison to Bo's, especially when measured by the success of their assistants as head coaches. DeBord, Parrish, and English have had less than stellar records as head coaches.