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|4 days 3 hours ago||307 aisle seat, heading to the metro shortly, go blue!||
307 aisle seat, heading to the metro shortly, go blue!
|1 week 3 days ago||I'm not sayin', I'm just||
I'm not sayin', I'm just sayin'....
|1 week 4 days ago||4th and Going For It||
My submission titled "Leave The Offense On The Field We're Going For It".
With all due respect to the immense writing talents of Heiko and Nick, Brady Hoke is not walking through that door.
There are a host of Michigan fans (rightly so) traumatized by the past. Well not here, not today.
Mighty Meeeechigan is installed by Vegas as a near touchdown favorite. There's a reason for this! Mormon Touchdown Jesus doesn't wake up by noon Eastern Standard Time (and he's actually been quite overworked so far this season). Jake "Don't Call Me Shirley" Rudock will stand tall in the pocket and deliver throws as of yet unseen as the whispers of an NFL first rounder BYU defensive tackle are just that, whispers. Ty Isaac and DeVeon Smith will take turns running over outmatched BYU linebackers as Michigan sustains drives with aplomb that would make even Lloyd crack a curmudgeonly smile.
Today is the day.
Jabrill Peppers is going to truck an unsuspecting slot receiver so hard on a third down that BYU has no choice but to stand aside and let him march down the field for a punt return on the following play.
Rashan Gary will witness an absolute devastating DLine attack from the Wolverines and know, deep down inside, he's next.
There will be a moment, probably in the second quarter, when the stripes miss an unspeakably obvious pass interference call. But every player, every coach, every one of the one-hundred thousand fans, and Coach's clipboard will know what happens next. I don't even have to say it. But it will *work*.
A peace and calm will come over the stadium from the resultant tirade. Order will be restored.
Zero turnovers. Four offensive touchdowns. One punt return TD. One more rousing chorus of The Victors and the faithful are rewarded and the traumatized shall once again know the feeling of domination.
Michigan 35, BYU 14.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Unrelated||
Splitting my time between BLL and MGoBlog pre-season posts.
Just read the chapter on the tennis team. Oh. My. God. I thought I despised DeBord back when he was just Al Borges of the Carr regime. What a crony.
|11 weeks 1 day ago||BLERG||
/scrolls through first two rounds
Why not just do an in depth preview of every OSU player on this blog? BLECH!
|21 weeks 5 days ago||Center is the thinnest||
Center is the thinnest position on the team though....
|22 weeks 5 days ago||Will he draft Jon Horford||
Will he draft Jon Horford late first round or early second?
|27 weeks 5 days ago||The best thing Izzo did this||
The best thing Izzo did this March was get into a region that didn't contain Kentucky, Duke, Wisconsin, Arizona, or Gonzaga.
That Virginia squad just collapsed under the pressure in March (start 28-1, finish 2-3). That Georgia team's best win was a 9-point loss to Kentucky, they beat no one all year.
I don't have confidence in either Oklahoma or Louisville to finish the job, either.
|29 weeks 13 hours ago||I would pay to have Dave||
I would pay to have Dave Brandon instated as the athletic director...
|29 weeks 2 days ago||And that quote has been||
And that quote has been haunting our football program the last 8 years...
|32 weeks 2 days ago||But what if Hoke wins out?||
But what if Hoke wins out?
|33 weeks 6 days ago||But what if they win out?||
But what if they win out?
|35 weeks 6 days ago||Michigan did hold Wisconsin||
Michigan did hold Wisconsin to their lowest regulation points total (57) in Big Ten play and their second lowest regulation points total on the season. The UM defense is bordering on legit.
|44 weeks 14 hours ago||Death to 1-and-1's!!!!||
Death to 1-and-1's!!!!
|44 weeks 1 day ago||Next year is THE year for||
Next year is THE year for basketball. Return to final four - someone just needs to let Caris LeVert and his senior year of eligibility know. Team will be absolutely stacked, especially adding in Duncan Robinson.
|44 weeks 4 days ago||I think Michigan wins by||
I think Michigan wins by 25-30.
Wait, this is the Nicholls State preview thread right?
|45 weeks 1 day ago||No way Walton gets that few||
No way Walton gets that few minutes a game. Last night he had 24 minutes only because he was in foul trouble from the get go and that will not happen but once in twenty games.
LeVert/Irvin/Walton are going to be out there the entire game if it allows. What you'd like to see develop over the season is Doyle, Chatman and Donnal to play well enough to eat into Spike's minutes, relegate Max to the bench and to cover for any of the big 3 that happen to get into foul trouble on a given night.
LeVert - 38
|46 weeks 6 days ago||I'll advocate for the Air||
I'll advocate for the Air Force game. Michigan won 31-25 but was one fourth-and-goal stand from being down with a couple minutes to play (AF tried some wonky fake field goal).
And Michigan's only offense that entire game came from Denard juking out the entire AF defense on two 70 yard TD runs. (Go re-watch those runs on the highlights, well worth it)
|47 weeks 22 hours ago||2015||
It's going to be a growing pains year compared to the last two years of basketball we've been spoiled with. There will be ugly losses and they won't win any championships but they will make the tournament and are building towards a dynamite 2015 year.
|47 weeks 3 days ago||I still feel pretty good||
I still feel pretty good about blaming Borges and Hoke for squandering Denard's upperclass years.
|50 weeks 2 days ago||Penn State being awful and||
Penn State being awful and the bye week offered a nice feel-good reprieve from an otherwise historically bad season. However, it was more sleight-of-hand than reality and this week reality bites.
|50 weeks 2 days ago||So you're saying he had a||
So you're saying he had a solid year in his first year as a starter under the tutelage of RichRod where Denard was put in a position to succeed and then both years under Hoke he was asked to do things he couldn't do and didn't develop.
Denard was never going to play QB in the NFL but he could have absolutely dominated the college game as an upperclassman but was never afforded the opportunity.
|51 weeks 5 days ago||Bottom line is this is a||
Bottom line is this is a losing team with not a lot of upside. Whether you boycott or not, support the players or protest the admins it will not change the fact -- ticket prices and demand for this game (the marquee game of the worst home schedule in decades) continue to plummet.
It's going to get worse before it gets better.
|51 weeks 5 days ago||All of the great coaches know||
All of the great coaches know when to "turn it up to 11" when giving the business to the officials (sometimes they walk a fine line, other times they cross it, but they all do it). Even John Beilein has added that to his aresenal.
That Brady Hoke never changes his temperment is reflected in how his players play.
|51 weeks 5 days ago||I don't think anyone is||
I don't think anyone is advocating to continue to pay the massively overstaffed do-nothing Brandon installed administrators. Cut those positions and pay way back to make room to pay for coaches.
|51 weeks 5 days ago||Love me some legacy numbers.||
Love me some legacy numbers. Now I'll always remember Hoke as the coach who benched Tom Harmon.
|51 weeks 6 days ago||Would that include Tom Crean?||
Would that include Tom Crean?
|51 weeks 6 days ago||Which makes it altogether||
Which makes it altogether more mind boggling that the athletic department wouldn't give the football headcoach the support he needed to get all of the pieces in place for the program.
Could you imagine them telling Hoke he wouldn't be allowed to hire Mattison? Beilein that he can't hire LaVall or Bacari? Or our next football coach whomever he needed? That would be utter madness, just like it was when it was done to RichRod.
|51 weeks 6 days ago||So true. It would have taken||
So true. It would have taken exactly one meeting of athletic department staff for Bo to call out and put and end to the in-fighting shenanigans.
Instead you have the faction remnants of a broken and lost era fighting over succession and politics - that continue to fight and work against the players, the fans and the program to this day.
|52 weeks 20 hours ago||Silent obedience is a vote||
Silent obedience is a vote for the status quo and an implicit endorsement of Brandon/Hoke.
Not everything is so black and white to me that I can't reconcile poo-poo'ing the AD (chants/kick-offs/protests) while still cheering my heart out for Gardner and Co.