Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.
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|2 years 12 weeks ago||Another long term position coach...||
Mike Levenseller was the WR coach at Washington State for 20 years, 1992-2011 - he came in during the early days of Mike Price, stayed on when Price left for Alabama (!) and DC Larry Doba was promoted, then kept his job when Doba was fired and Paul Wulff came on.
It was only upon the arrival of the Dread Pirate Leach last year that Levenseller saw a pink slip. At which time he moved into the same job eight miles down the road at the University of Idaho for the 2013 season...
|4 years 41 weeks ago||What I just realized||
As I am watching this game, it occurs to me that I saw both of these teams in person earlier this season. Back in September, I saw FIU play at Maryland when I was in DC for a week. I also drove down from Ann Arbor to catch some mid-week MAC-tion, Toledo vs Bowling Green, last month.
This raised two questions in my mind...
1. Am I the only person in the country that can claim to have attended games of both of these teams this season (prior to tonight?)
2. Do I need to enroll in a 12 step program due to my obvious college football addiction?
|4 years 47 weeks ago||Holy cow||
Just turned the game on, and it's not even close! 3-0 and H. Saad just hit the cross bar - remarkable.
|4 years 47 weeks ago||Golazo! Golazo! Golazo!||
That was neat.
|5 years 3 weeks ago||Classy fans||
So this isn't about the team.... but in responding to the death of the UMass band director, the crowd (especially students) gave the Minutemen band a warm reception when they took the field, and roundly cheered them after they performed. It was completely appropriate and deserved. Nice job Michigan fans.
Lloyd Carr approves.
|5 years 3 weeks ago||(Nods head violently)||
I hate the traffic control setup they are using on Plymouth with the fire of a thousand suns. It makes me so glad that I do not live nor work on that side of town.
|5 years 3 weeks ago||Alma Mater wins||
I grew up in Corvallis, OR and was a die-hard Beaver fan - family had season tickets to multiple sports, never missed a football game, etc. Then I went off to college 500 miles away in Idaho (just in time for the Beavers to start winning games), and my passion for OSU (NTOSU) was never the same. I still follow them, but I don't care like I do about the alma mater. In rare instances when the play each other, I root for Idaho.
Then of course my wife moved me to Ann Arbor so she could continue her medical training, and now I haunt mgoblog late at night and count down the hours to each week's UFR being posted... so who knows if I'm a good example to go by.
|5 years 3 weeks ago||No more football at Northeastern||
As of the end of last year, they dropped their football program. So I guess it makes sense that there would be a lot of transfers from Northeastern into other New England area schools.
|5 years 3 weeks ago||See mgoblue.com||
Per the schedule posted there, the BG game is a noon start on "ESPN or ESPN2"
|5 years 3 weeks ago||Great stuff||
Man, for 10 months I've been seeing that "She might be in Tangier" post at the top of the blog and wondering when new content might arrive. This was a welcome addition to my morning reading...
|5 years 4 weeks ago||Utah State||
It is a minor point, but it seems unlikely that USU would end up near the top of the Mtn West standings, as they are currently a member of the WAC.
|5 years 5 weeks ago||Only @ Hawaii||
The waiver to add a 13th game is only in years that you play at Hawaii, not if they come to the mainland to play you. That's why in any given year, half the teams in the WAC have a 13 game schedule and half of them have a 12 game schedule.
|5 years 6 weeks ago||TC West's schedule||
That is one weird schedule they put together - start the year with five straight home games, then finish with four on the road. Is that typical, or some kind of weird quirk this year?
|5 years 7 weeks ago||It is a Done Deal||
Per the Salt Lake Tribune, BYU going independent is now a "Done Deal" - check it out here:
As someone that did their undergrad studies at Idaho, I am completely in favor of this move for selfish reasons. It raises the profile of the WAC for basketball (and for football if they get the 4-6 games per year against BYU that are rumored), and it screws BSU who are now left with a Mountain West conference that really isn't any better than the WAC they just left.
|5 years 8 weeks ago||Idaho||
Everyone else is seeing a clip of the Idaho Marching Band in this post, right? Doesn't quite compute.
I do encourage everyone to watch the clip though - if for no other reason than to see the sousaphone section and their unique sartorial selections.
|5 years 9 weeks ago||Yeah, this||
I think I am currently 7 or 8 issues behind on SI - they keep piling up, and I don't seem to be able to find the time to read them. Yet I refresh this site every few hours all day long....
|5 years 10 weeks ago||Masoli||
He is such a study in contradiction - his repeated run-ins with the law are well documented, yet at the same time he received a bachelor's degree in just three years (one at community college and two in Eugene). I don't recall seeing a player with that type of pedigree before. Good luck to him, I say.
|5 years 12 weeks ago||I think a game at Dodger||
I think a game at Dodger Stadium would have a healthy AL fanbase. There are so many people in LA that are from somewhere else, they'd buy up the tickets and arrive in their Yankees/Red Sox/other AL gear.
I have been to Dodger vs Angel games in both stadiums, and visiting fans travel fairly well both ways. There are perhaps less Angel fans at Dodger Stadium, if only because some Angels fans might be a bit reluctant to leave Orange County comfort for the trip to downtown LA to sit in the Left Field Pavilion with the great unwashed. But they'd brave it for the all-star game.
|5 years 12 weeks ago||Monty Python's Black Knight, right?||
That is who I figured it was a reference to, in which case I think it is perfect.
Have at you!
|5 years 16 weeks ago||Tacopants||
While I fear his future presence on the field and perpetual eligibility, I still laugh whenever Tacopants comes up.
|5 years 19 weeks ago||I don't know if that was a||
I don't know if that was a crippling error (overthrow in bottom 6th)... but it made you look a little prescient.
|5 years 19 weeks ago||So my question is why,||
So my question is why, at some point, the pings didn't start getting cc'd to Bill Martin? If Draper sees that Martin is cc'd, and thus his boss knows that the football admin isn't doing their job, perhaps that spurs him and his staff into action.... what would stop Van Horn from going up the ladder with these problems? That's how bureaucracy works, amirite?
Maybe it's a sign that getting Martin involved would have been futile, and compliance knew it - I don't know. I do feel confident that if DB was around in 2008, he would have been made aware of these issues, and he would have fixed it.
|5 years 19 weeks ago||Hmmm....||
Looks like an Idaho plate to me. Specifically someone from Lemhi County - the first two letters of ID plates indicate the county in which the car is registered.
|5 years 20 weeks ago||Columbus vs Ann Arbor||
I grew up on the west coast, and when my wife was finishing up medical school in California and interviewing for residency, she visited both UM and OSU hospitals. I went on trips to both programs with her.
I preferred Columbus.
In my defense, it was a bigger city, better job prospects for me, and having lived on the left coast my whole life I hadn't gotten the memo about the "Worst State Ever".
She overruled me and ranked UM first, where she eventually matched. Which is yet another reason why I love her so much.
It's good to get that off my chest.
|5 years 20 weeks ago||Entry draft vs. Futures draft||
So from following the links, it looks to me like Lessio was taken in the USHL entry draft, as opposed to the futures draft as Brian states. I don't claim to really understand the difference, but perhaps someone can comment on that and whether being selected in one versus the other changes his likelihood of matriculating.
|5 years 28 weeks ago||I second this post||
I'm a registered civil engineer, and I can't recommend that you tackle a bridge yourself.
One solution that's a little easier to handle (mentally at least) would be something like a corrugated steel pipe arch culvert. You can get them in very large diameters and you'll know they will hold up to vehicular loads as long as you install them according to the manufacturer's recommendations. Here's one supplier...
|5 years 28 weeks ago||Comedy Central - doesn't look||
Comedy Central - doesn't look like they've indicated a time yet.
|5 years 28 weeks ago||Legend||
When asked in future
|5 years 29 weeks ago||Road trip indeed||
Time to turn Memorial Coliseum into Yost Southwest
|5 years 29 weeks ago||Interestingly, Red seems to disagree||
Here's his quote from AFTER the win last night:
Of course, he goes on to say that what he really likes is a goalie who battles, and that's what Hunwick did, etc.