"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
|3 days 10 hours ago||I LOVE these posts.||
These are always informative and it's really cool to read the players in game perspective.
I didn't know Fisch worked on TE routes. And it serves as confirmation that AJ Willuams' increase in blocking skill is probably thanks in large part to Drevno.
Great stuff all around
|1 week 6 hours ago||Great write up, Ace||
Great write up, Ace
|1 week 1 day ago||This preview scared me yo.||
This preview scared me yo. This feels like a Lloyd Carr away game that goes past sunset and induces anxiety you didn't anticipate on having.
|3 weeks 13 hours ago||Dude, enough||
Why are big10 fans shitting on Maryland. Their Basketball program is incredibly talented and not an embarrassment to the league at all. I'd argue the prestige is on par with Michigan. Football: yes, Edsall lol but Fridge was a damn good coach prior and now they are in a lull. I'm sure we can relate. Have you seen the DMV (DC MD VA) talent pool? Plus Under Armour money >>>.
Iowa is currently undefeated and winning their division but everyone here wants to single out Maryland as an embarrassment? FOH
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Yep. Guilty.||
And I did the same thing when Gibbs came back to coach the Skins. I completely dropped the right to question any of his moves. It actually added to the fan experience.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Coverage||
Why are we playing man to man on these switch routes? Shouldn't we be playing some sort of combo coverage/inside out coverage?
I feel like we could key certain things like "oh the WRs are split less than 6 yards apart let's switch to combo"
|4 weeks 4 days ago||2nd drive||
" 1 10 Ace twins 4-3 over Run N/A PA rollout out Wilson Inc
I think Lewis is supposed to switch there and take the underneath out. After the play you see Wilson making a "switch with me" motion to Lewis. It looks like that's a Lewis -2?
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Thats a really good point.||
Thats a really good point.
How about that score though. 7-2, ugh.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||No matter the weather I don't||
No matter the weather I don't think we will catch Shane in the next man's sweater
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Wormley uses the Power of||
Wormley uses the Power of Positivity. He reminds me more of Big E than The Rock
|15 weeks 4 days ago||"The sticky-fingered||
"The sticky-fingered Louisiana gnome"
You nailed it with that one
|39 weeks 1 day ago||POWER||
The disembodied head of Herbstreit will be hovering next to Drevno
|40 weeks 3 days ago||Sooooo cathartic:||
"Dave Brandon's great failure is being a piece of shit human being."
|40 weeks 3 days ago||This angers me so much:||
"digital engagement cycle"
|41 weeks 3 days ago||Caps Lock||
Ace has been relying on the caps lock humor for a while now...
|42 weeks 5 days ago||#3Hunna #6Hunna||
|43 weeks 5 days ago||Nebraska and Wisconsin||
Huskers and badgers had coaching changes, so to me it makes sense to poach their comitts.
But UCLA...I have no idea why we are going after so many of their guys. It's pretty hillarious at this point.
|44 weeks 6 days ago||"This silver-spoon||
"This silver-spoon motherfucker"
|47 weeks 4 days ago||He's on Twitter. I think he||
He's on Twitter. I think he writes for Vice now
I always wondered if he was the one that influenced Brian to do the Monday feels posts. As good as Johny was I thought Brian almost closed the gap, writing wise, these last few years.
|1 year 6 days ago||well, there was this||http://thegazette.com/subject/sports/2010-iowa-wisconsin-game-produced-3...|
|1 year 1 week ago||Excellent post Seth||
|1 year 2 weeks ago||Man, we had so much talent on defense||
Why was I so mad at Lloyd all those years before App State...
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Norfleet tiny TE. This feels||
Norfleet tiny TE. This feels like another subtle counter as Green takes a step left and then comes across Gardner to take the handoff moving right. But I have no idea how they're supposed to block this LB if he doesn't bite hard and with the overhanging eighth guy not sure if this gets anything anyway. LB does not bite; attacks Green(+0.5) hard; Green swims by him and cuts upfield for an okay gain. RPS -1.I thought the counter step froze the b-gap LB and allowed Miller to reach him. The strong side DT absorbed a double that prevents the LB from being touched. And the DE squeezes nicely.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||1st play of the 4th drive is missing||
I'm late on this, but it was a comeback route that got the ball to the 46 yard line
I'm pretty sure that was Cole. I'm just pointing these out since it will affect performance scores. Not trying to be a dick. THANK YOU for your hard work
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Michigan-Ohio 2013||
Not because we lost, but because we weren't getting blown out. (And a fifth of jack Daniels didn't help)
I was at that game, yelling "Borges" at the top of my lungs while shaking my fist in the air.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Good lord Seth's team||
Good lord Seth's team sucks
(If it's any consolation you're my 2nd favorite blogger on this site.)
|1 year 15 weeks ago||So....I'm pumped. He's never||
So....I'm pumped. He's never talked this confidently before. He always said "almost there."
Coach isn't holding back anymore.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Excellent write up||
That was RBUAS esque
|1 year 19 weeks ago||This is an amazing series||
The snark reminds me of my fantasy football league. Also , the knowledge is great. I just learned about Eric Murray. In what other context could have I learned about Eric Murray?
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Great write up||
Thank you for providing me with a better understanding of a potentially landmark case.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||RoJo||
I feel your pain. For me, it was Ronald Johnson's recruitment (2006?)
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Fantastic writing Brian||
Those first few paragraphs...wow. That's Johnny esque stuff
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Amazing writing||
Wow, this was a great read Brian, thanks!
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Glen Steele||
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Nice work Brandon, this was a||
Nice work Brandon, this was a perfect primer for 2015 recruiting. I hope this becomes a regular feature!
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Uh....HOLY SH$!||
|2 years 2 weeks ago||I only fucks wit Chief Keef and Lil Reese||
They go hard on every beat. Don't talk to me about how they ain't real.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Wait...||
You're ignoring turnovers. Especially turnovers returned for TDs or great field position.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Agreed||
George Campbell and Jabril Peppers are probably expecting more than just scholarship money.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||George Campbell||
|2 years 10 weeks ago||Lack of speed?||
This guy burned Alabama and South Carolina for 100+ yards. There is a reason he gets wide open on his hitch routes. Do you all see the cushion he is given by ELITE cover corners?
|2 years 25 weeks ago||^^||
^^this video was great
My vote is for 21 Pilots
|2 years 26 weeks ago||@PCFB_LIVE: @JabrillPeppers||
@PCFB_LIVE: @JabrillPeppers will attend Michigan
|3 years 2 weeks ago||TOM BRADY ASKS FOR DEVIN||
TOM BRADY ASKS FOR DEVIN GARDNER'S AUTOGRAPH!!
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Daddy Rabbits is good if you||
Daddy Rabbits is good if you like strippers. No liquor though just beer. 10 dollar cover and you get admission to the 4 sister clubs in the area.
But i haven't found any places that compare to the DC area for watching games if you want a regular bar/billiards place.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||I don't know guys...I think||
I don't know guys...I think everyone will comit to Michigan when it's all said and done.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Also, if you could add the||
Also, if you could add the one where Jake Ryan was born. K thx
|3 years 4 weeks ago||HOKA HEY! I try and watch||
HOKA HEY! I try and watch all his games and this and the Stanford games were heart stoppers.
|3 years 8 weeks ago||Lewan's video was pretty||
Lewan's video was pretty telling. 23 missed assignments and they had calls from the OC that didn't make it to the field. And it was still a close game.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||Todd Collins wasn't good||
Todd Collins wasn't good enough. Dreisbach wasn't good enough. Henson wasn't good enough. Navarre wasn't good enough. Henne wasn't good enough. Forcier wasn't good enough. Denard is not good enough. Please tell me, when was the last time you were happy with your QB?
|3 years 9 weeks ago||You're right with that one||
I don't want to see Oregon, USC, LSU, Bama, South Carolina, Clemson, Florida State.
Now, in 2-3 years after we have coached up Poggi, Pee Wee, Bolden, Ross, Wormley, Goodin, Ross Douglass, Dymonte Thomas and Taco Charlton, here are the teams I would like to see:
Oregon, USC, LSU, Bama, South Carolina, Clemson, Florida State and Bama again in a best 2 out of 3.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||He did say Oregon: Lets get||
He did say Oregon: Lets get that on the record. I do think Chip Kelly is different only because he was able to recruit better. So everything you put in parenthesis is true, but I think RR would evolve to that if he could. But at WVU and Michigan he never had the opportunity.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||Wait...||
Have you seen Dennis Dixon's tour of Oregon's facilities? ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1NyaTVUhFQ ) No way that is duplicated everywhere...NO WAY! If it is, then I'm just too old for this shit.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||Colt Lyerla has a 62"||
Colt Lyerla has a 62" vert....good lord. See, that makes sense though. With the crazy amount of money Nike puts into their facilities I would expect world beaters to be on this team at multiple positions. It confused me when they were only geting 2-3 amazing athletes on this team.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||Norfleet is good to go for 27||
Norfleet is good to go for 27 TD's on special teams
|3 years 9 weeks ago||Here's hoping for 28||
Here's hoping for 28 unanswered points
|3 years 9 weeks ago||lol||
That was the greatest read option TD ever
|3 years 9 weeks ago||Here is what I don't get.||
Here is what I don't get. The guy that runs this site watches more game tape than any amateur fan in the country. This same guy says the best offense he can concieve of is RR's. So...why are we hating on RR? Its' not his philosophy. Is it because how he was treated? Because he couldn't grab his D-coordinator? I just don't get it.
RR is doing his thing,
Hoke is doing his thing.
Why hate on either guy?
|3 years 9 weeks ago||I love Rich Rodriguez. I'm||
I love Rich Rodriguez. I'm happy to see him do well out West. Go Wildcats.
Michigan will bounce back. BIG schedule is just now underway. Just look at what Hoke/Mattison/Montgomery did with Q. Washington. I understand the frustration with the TO's but guys: Washington was an o-lineman. He just converted not too long ago. We held a decent offense to 13 pts after comitting 6 turnovers with 18 year old's at 2 LB positions and safety.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||My god, how can you even||
My god, how can you even watch a Penn State game. I watched 2 plays and wanted to fall asleep. Switch it over to CBS.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||Why does it look like||
Why does it look like Maryland has better athletes than 80% of the B1G?
|3 years 9 weeks ago||Denard and...||
Rich Rodriguez will. Go Wildcats
|3 years 10 weeks ago||^^ not sure if serious||
I think it changes if we beat: ND & state & Ohio & b10 champ game & BCS game....
& beat USC or SEC team 2 out of the next 3 times. Meaning this will be a 3-4 yr process of regaining respect for us and the big ten. That being said: I KNOW we got this.
|3 years 10 weeks ago||I think those standards hold||
I think those standards hold true for any perennial top 20 team
|3 years 10 weeks ago||"Vincent Smith added a pair||
"Vincent Smith added a pair of touchdowns from inside the ten, Thomas Rawls doled out more punishment than he took"
I can't get excited about this. Wins against State and Ohio will still hold value, but for this year: that's it.
|3 years 10 weeks ago||USC plays so damn hard.||
USC plays so damn hard. These guys block like their about to lose their starting spot if they don't go all out.
|3 years 10 weeks ago||Until we beat a respectable||
Until we beat a respectable team like State (that hurts to say) or Ohio....keep us off the radar. We really shouldn't be worried about our ranking yet
|3 years 10 weeks ago||Im going to be jacked up for||
Im going to be jacked up for this ND-Sparty game. Then I'll change the channel during commercial to the USC game. After 1 drive I won't be able to go back to the sparty game. Damn the big ten for sucking.
|3 years 12 weeks ago||Damn||
SC is BIG...I'm srsly
|3 years 50 weeks ago||Rojo and Justin King||
without question. Our front 7 on D in 2006 was one of the best ever. It was on a Miami 2001 level. If we had Rojo and King commit (they were very close) and paired them up with Leon Hall, wow. That D would've been considered one of the best ever. Ohio State couldn't have spread us out and that defense would've killed Leak and Tebow.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||That was a great atmosphere||
There was even a sign in the Jaguars' stadium saying you couldn't bring in noisemakers like cowbells. And yet...
I respected them for that. Basically just gave a middle finger to that and brought in their cowbells. Mississippi State fans were real friendy too.
|3 years 52 weeks ago||Meyer, I'm sure, could find a||
Meyer, I'm sure, could find a way to make Braxton Miller and Dunn work. Power inside runs, veer, whatever. You don't win 2 MNC's and then say "Dunn and Miller...geez, how does that even work?" And after he gets his Percy Harvin then he'll have Miller, Dunn, and Percy Harvin Clone. (Fuck!!) I'm sure he will find a way. I just hope Dunn likes what he hears on our side more than what he hears from Urban and Co. Either that or he saw Pipkins on Saturday and decided he wants to live to see 21.
|4 years 6 hours ago||This.||
We'll meet him in the Rose Bowl if they win the Pac-12 next year. It's up to you, RR, if you want the matchup.
Times a thousand.
|4 years 16 hours ago||Not just UVA and Tech but||
Not just UVA and Tech but Penn State too. Maryland could easily be a BCS power if they could just build a damn fence around their state and grab a couple of prospects from DC. That being said, I've attended the University and I have no idea what they sell to recruits on campus lifestyle other than the proximity to DC and Baltimore (ugh). They have the Under Armour money coming in, so maybe that'll help with facilities.
|4 years 5 days ago||When a scheme question was||
When a scheme question was posed to Mattison he answered it. He didn't view Heiko's question as "singling somebody out." Borges does, and now we know that. How could we know that without asking the question. I don't remember people getting upset about Heiko's question about option responsibility with Mattison. It's all about how the coach views the question. Great question, you have balls for asking it....and I don't think you are trying to single somebody out but rather UNDERSTAND what is going on out there which in turn leads to better reporting on the game. Keep up the outstanding work.
|4 years 1 week ago||Great job Heiko...keep up the||
Great job Heiko...keep up the excellent work.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||you could go all day with that question...||
"From a football perspective: why do you keep skiing on water? Strictly speaking of football....and skiing on water...as it relates to football."
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Zook handled that about as||
Zook handled that about as calmly as you could, good for him.
Shannon sounded scared as hell to even ask the question. She should've just said: "From a football perspective...WHY AREN'T YOU FIRED YET?!? ....from a football perspective, I mean"
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Man||
I feel like this is a breakthrough moment for MGoBlog. Those questions and answers are just....TREMENDOUS.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||Exactly||
Also, I remember Brian trying to ask technical questions to Rich Rod's staff and they just said "I'm not going to answer that." Which is understandable.
What's mind-blowing is how Hoke's guys are all about answering these questions. Does Hoke's regime LIKE how MGoBlog covers the team (covering what happens on the field) or is it more "well shit, they aren't going away, we better treat them with some respect"
|4 years 5 weeks ago||DB is such an arrogant asshole||
...he makes me want to Occupy Schembechler hall
|4 years 14 weeks ago||Great Post||
I'm liking this 1-2 punch of Brian and Misopogon. This post made me laugh/snicker the most outside of Brian's stuff.
|4 years 14 weeks ago||Toughness||
I really think we are going to be tough this year. Especially up front. The perimeter does not exist. Unless we motion a hybrid OL/WR out there. It's not about making plays but rather how tough you are. Can you catch? I don't care. Can you be tough? THAT is the question. How do you apply press coverage to an offensive tackle...you can't. TOUGHNESS. CAPS LOCK is tough. Speed = weak. Steak is tough. Our men eat toughness...especially up front.
|4 years 26 weeks ago||""We didn't have that the||
""We didn't have that the last few years because we didn't have the right guy as coach but we've learned from our own mistakes."
I know I'm so pissed that Jeremy Gallon and Denard Robinson play for our team. And that offensive line? I mean Taylor Lewan who schools like USC missed on until late in the recruiting year....and Omameh and Christian Pace? WTF RICH ROD?
And how do you explain the destruction of Brandon Graham under RR and Barwis? Andy Reid said he was impressed with BG's core and technique, sure...but Reid is nothing more than an NFL coach. Rich Rod was a plant from that school in Ohio, book it.
|4 years 26 weeks ago||What I took away from the article:||
""You know you might be hurt, you might be bruised up, you might have some injuries, but you want to practice, you want to play," Long said. "That's what makes you a great football player. That's what coach (Carr) instilled in us, and that's what coach Hoke is going to instill in them."
Listen, I'm still mad RR is gone. I loved having the Florida athlete on our team instead of watching him in the bowl game...playing against us. But I feel one thing Hoke can do (other than get Mattison on board whose recruiting MI and OH like a monster) is instill a similar atmosphere that Carr had.
|4 years 37 weeks ago||Crown Royal||
Big mistake....I can already feel the headache setting in
|4 years 39 weeks ago||Gallon||
whoever has Gallon on their team wins. Simple as that.
3. Jeremy MF'n Gallon
|4 years 48 weeks ago||Posted from my crappy ThinkPad||
You must've missed the RoJo fiasco...
|4 years 49 weeks ago||I thought the same thing...||
But there is a "(really)" in the title which helps mark the authenticity of the post. Like with "The Knowledge" vs "The_Knowledge" BUT then he tries to get fancy by going for the 'smark' points by going black and white on us.
The smark points angle is interesting. Like he's going in for the steal with the "smart" Michigan fans on this message board: "follow my 'There are' posts...I got the real photos" He's doing the mixtape circuit gimmick while the real guy is allegedly catering to the mainstream idiots.
|4 years 51 weeks ago||Do you get it?||
"[Some poeple] think we might be going west (Harbaugh) I think we might go in a different direction" (I WANT TO BUILD VOLTRON!!!!!)
|5 years 2 weeks ago||Wheel of Doom 1||
On "Breakdown", Chris Martin said that it was Demens' responsibility to stay with the RB on the wheel, but instead he bolted for the middle of the field. Perhaps he mistakingly played zone when it was man?
|5 years 3 weeks ago||Molk||
Watch his press conference and interview from this past week. He had me pumped for this game since Wednesday. It's a good day to die gentlemen.
|5 years 3 weeks ago||this was incredibly||
this UFR was incredibly therapeutic to read
|5 years 4 weeks ago||RR went hard after Molk when||
RR went hard after Molk when he was coaching at WVU. RR is building a machine and Molk is the fucking metal chest.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||Kiffin doesn't have...||
Jeremy Gallon. Gallon's name is biblical, USC will come out of this without a scratch?? Gallon and some Wolverines got something to say about that
|5 years 26 weeks ago||None of this matters,||
Give me 21 starting 2 star recruits and 1 Jeremy Gallon, and I'll see you in the BCS championship game.
|5 years 28 weeks ago||I'd rather...||
We get to play USC with Gallon, Odoms and D-Rob in 2011.
Really, we're hoping for retribution via forfeited wins? Let RR get a chance at Kiffin...on the field.
|5 years 32 weeks ago||I want to see Jeremy Gallon||
I want to see Jeremy Gallon do everything except play NT. Not because he can't handle it, but because we are thin at Center right now
|5 years 42 weeks ago||I'm very impressed with||
I'm very impressed with Jeremy Gallon's 'make the first 7 tacklers miss' attitude. The fact that he is already the front runner to win the heisman in 2010, 11 and 12 is historic and amazing
|5 years 43 weeks ago||I went to Quince||
I went to Quince Orchard...which HS did you goto...watkins mill?
|5 years 45 weeks ago||You think it's an SEC thing?||
You think it's an SEC thing? Maybe. But if RR ever left UM for ANY school I would be seriously pissed off.
Unless we got someone else with Barwis, Apopka and Pahokee ties. Then I'd understand.
|5 years 47 weeks ago||Also...||
doesn't he workout with Barwis' staff during the off-season?
|5 years 50 weeks ago||I'm going off of memory here, but...||
I thought after Hopson got shut out of Mississippi for recruits, he was paraphrased as saying he wanted to go back home and be the DC at Southern Miss.
|5 years 50 weeks ago||I'm with you on this one.||
I'm with you on this one. Coaching wise I haven't seen evidence that CB would be our savior.
Recruiting wise: Doesn't our LB coach only have responsibility for 2 positions: Mike and Will? I would imagine the block M, ALONE, would get us good enough recruits for those 2 positions.
|5 years 50 weeks ago||I got Peppers, Freeney and||
I got Peppers, Freeney and Henderson ahead of Lamarr. Poor Doc Sat...we've made a semi-mockery of his polls.
|5 years 50 weeks ago||...CA S Sean Parker are||
He does have an Oregon visit (and USC, but a poster claimed he wants out of CA) upcoming which is a little scary...but "longshot"? Didn't he say we were his best visit so far?
|5 years 50 weeks ago||As that picture indicates...I||
As that picture indicates...I would not call him a liar either as he would "call you over" and perform the CLOTHESLINE FROM HELL on you.
|5 years 50 weeks ago||<<-------Loves Braylon||
But Fitz is the #1 WR IME.
|5 years 50 weeks ago||We NEED Furman more than any||
We NEED Furman more than any other recruit I can think of. It seems we are closing in on a lot of DB's and DT's, but what about the LB corps? Hawthorne is the only young guy I see as promising. After Ezeh, Leach and Mouton leave...who replaces them?
Fitz, who is struggling at the moment...
Who is going to take control of the Mike and Will?
|5 years 51 weeks ago||So many "star athletes" just||
What exactly are you basing this on...
|5 years 51 weeks ago||Always good to hear comments||
Always good to hear comments like this from our recruits (Dileo too) but I'm sure the Grimes package, Sean Parker, Hankins and Big Tex would all play just as hard.
No matter how this class ends up I have faith that RR's staff will make it work on both sides of the ball. He did it before and he'll do it again.
|5 years 51 weeks ago||Don't laugh, but...||
Even Sheridan looked improved in the small amount of snaps he got. Not skill wise, but more tempo wise. The offense was going at a smooth pace...and he was even making some adjustments at the line. I thought that was very promising to see in terms of Forcier's potential at the helm next year.
|5 years 52 weeks ago||With Jeremy Gallon in the||
With Jeremy Gallon in the fold, we could run the A-11 and put up 30.
Tate - Brady
With all those comparisons being 100% true (and they are, look it up) we are already on pace to run a pro-style offense that mimics the New England Football Patriots.
|6 years 2 days ago||I hope Harbaugh||
is handling this well
|6 years 2 days ago||I got V. Smith as our #1 RB||
Not only by his play but Rich Rod said last year that he wants "11 guys like Odoms" out on the field. V. Smith definetely fits that mold.
Agree with Shaw or Cox getting the nod initially as the #2, but I'm excited to see Gallon (slot guy, but could find playing time as a RB) and Fitz work their way up the depth chart next year.
|6 years 5 days ago||haha, +1 sir. I myself would||
haha, +1 sir. I myself would be studying for my pharmacy law test.
This kid is ruining LIVES right now...
|6 years 1 week ago||Rich Rod's staff gave||
Rich Rod's staff gave us:
Gallon: future 1st ballot hall of famer in life and the NFL, Justin Turner, Odoms, Roh, Roy, Speed at the D-line, Tate, Shoelace and Barwis. That's just off the top of my head...the wins will follow.
To answer your hypothetical question...Miles brings in great assistant coaches, so that would be nice. But he will never be here as a coach. Justin Turner and Jeremy Gallon will make sure of it.
|6 years 1 week ago||I would like...||
1. To see Jeremy Gallon go OFF. Roy has locked up a spot, but Gallon has to see the field soon. His hype tape was ridiculous.
|6 years 1 week ago||just to get this||
just to get this straight...
There is no way to sign more than 25 kids this year even with the loss of Feagin, Cissoko, etc?
|6 years 1 week ago||tl;dr, not diary worthy.||
tl;dr, not diary worthy.
|6 years 1 week ago||Holy shit...this game is||
Holy shit...this game is really happening. It's still surreal even under these conditions.
Good to see Shaw pumped, he's the angriest runner we got with Minor out
|6 years 1 week ago||If you visited UCLA you would||
If you visited UCLA you would know. That campus is amazing. Plus the girls, weather, etc.
A better question would be...how have they managed to suck for this long?
|6 years 2 weeks ago||this holds true in the nfl||
this holds true in the nfl too. As a Redskins fan, our fanbase got way over zealous after we beat Dallas and Philly last year...not realizing that we still struggled to beat bad teams like the Rams.
ACC is by far the most underrated conference IME. I still think the Big East is garbage. Their top team, Cinci, still doesn't even have the facilities to hold onto their coaches! That's pretty disgusting. I got SEC at 1 with Big East, Big 12 (way overrated) and the Big 10 at the bottom.
Pac 10 and ACC is hard to figure out. ACC: Miami is loaded with guys right now, once they put it together I think ACC starts challenging the SEC for the top spot. FSU and VT are a great 2nd tier with Wake and UNC the strongest 3rd tier in the country along with SEC's. MD, BC and Clemson round out a very complete conference.
Pac 10: They need to step their TV game up. They deserve every bit of East Coast bias they get. I'm not even going to bother ranking them.
|6 years 3 weeks ago||4. Insistence on throwing the||
I'm wondering if this is for recruiting purposes. Maybe he's made some promises/comments that we will be a balanced offense and not just a spread n shred running team. I too agree we are incredibly successful running it, but there has to be a reason we throw as much as we do. Since I don't see reasons on the field for doing this, I'm thinking the reasons are for the recruiting trail
|6 years 5 weeks ago||GREAT Analysis||
Thank you sir.
I'm thinking 8 mile might be a drive....but I'm sold on Flight Club. Also someone below mentioned "Subi's"....could you 2nd that choice? The girls there look like you could sit down and talk for a bit before dancing. I prefer slow and steady as a change up to the quick hustling technique.
|6 years 5 weeks ago||I just checked out the||
I just checked out the website...I'm liking the sound of this place. How much are dances? Champagne rooms?
|6 years 5 weeks ago||Martinsburg...Legz and Divas||
Martinsburg...Legz and...Divas I think, I forget the name of the one next door to Legz.
|6 years 5 weeks ago||College Park, MD had a couple||
College Park, MD had a couple but they really sucked...not sure if they are still in business.
We hit up Hustler in Baltimore every now and then, last time was for the MD-California game.
Yes I have a sister. And I know where you are going with that...if that's how you feel, fair enough, don't attend one.
|6 years 5 weeks ago||I know Baltimore and West||
I know Baltimore and West Virginia (2 closest places for me) allow nudity and serve gonorrh--er--alcohol.
Montreal...WOW...best place EVER for a strip club. I'd recommend Solid Gold to anyone who goes there.
Vu and Flight Club...we will look into it. Much obliged.
|6 years 5 weeks ago||Damn, no alcohol = Strip Club||
Damn, no alcohol = Strip Club FAIL. Thanks for the heads up...
|6 years 5 weeks ago||Redskins fan||
D. Bowe. That dude is a beast and we could use some offensive firepower.
Oh...and I'd stick him at QB.
|6 years 5 weeks ago||Holy God... Things like that||
Things like that put our recent 2 game skid in perspective for me. I couldn't imagine the state of mind I would be in if we ever got jobbed like that. I'm not even mad about that dropped punt against Iowa now.
|6 years 5 weeks ago||I heard Zoltan actually||
I heard Zoltan thinks the square footage of the last 10 yards of a football field is actually larger than square footage of a football field between the 20's.
Which of course makes it true.
|6 years 7 weeks ago||Tate has 1 of every 3 girls||
Tate has 1 of every 3 girls that reside in Ann Arbor. I only have Gentleman's Jack. I love Tate...but fuck that, I'm the one that needs your support.
|6 years 7 weeks ago||What that video revealed:||
Zoltan IS Tacopants
|6 years 8 weeks ago||This discussion only matters for 4 more months...||
Because once Gallon gets on the field, holy shit it's so over.
|6 years 8 weeks ago||For real, Braylon needs to get the hell out||
Those who stay...will remain Cleveland Browns.
|6 years 8 weeks ago||Scott Loeffler does not fail.||
Scott Loeffler does not fail. He has molded an infallible machine. Tate Forcier gains 300% knowledge from watching Henne warm up. Watch for Adrian Arrington to make the team next year just off of Henne's influence. Henne for GM and QB in 2010.
|6 years 9 weeks ago||For Whiskey NOT aged more than 12 years....||
Gentleman's Jack with tonic or coke...or on the rocks.
Over 12 years...take your pick: Gold label, blue label...for single malts I like Highland Park.
For vodka you have to go with Ciroc...distilled from grapes and can be taken straight on the rocks (red bull or tonic otherwise.) I have yet to find another vodka that can lay claim to that. Kettle falls short and Goose is a joke.
|6 years 9 weeks ago||How do you even get angry||
How do you even get angry with seats that close to the field? If I ever got seats that good I would just stfu and pay attention to the game.
|6 years 9 weeks ago||RR's system empties out the||
RR's system empties out the box though...that's one thing that will count against him for some teams. I suppose it's possible IF he starts most of the season and continues racking up yards that some GM will take a chance on him on day 2 to see if they can get a Chris Johnson-lite type back.
|6 years 10 weeks ago||Jim Rome||
.............................wow, what a great interview. We just had Eli Manning on........................................................in case you missed it, he told me, "We have to win football games" Amazing interview. Let's go to the phones:
"Yeah Jim...that interview was amazing. All you New York Giants haters out there...watch out, we comin for YOU!!"
........................'All you New York Giants haters out there'....rack em. Amazing interview with Eli Manning just happened. What a great interview. When we come back, we're going to take more of your calls and then we're going to talk about that great interview with Eli. You're in the jungle.
|6 years 11 weeks ago||It tells us:||
Fuck an Emu....
...and that I like Gentleman's Jack...a lot.
|6 years 11 weeks ago||I want a UFR by TONIGHT. No||
I want a UFR by TONIGHT. No excuses Brian...are you ALL IN or not?
|6 years 11 weeks ago||As Tate Forcier's Poise Says....||
All I care about right now is Eastern. Also I can steal your girlfriend right now if I wanted too and you would be ok with that.
|6 years 11 weeks ago||Last I checked the injury||
Last I checked the injury report, Craig Roh and ALL IN were good to go...Michigan will be just fine.
As far as Te'o...18 years old AT Michigan against some of the fastest athletes in the country with Rich Rod orchestrating the plays....he's about to get an education.
|6 years 11 weeks ago||How Dare You, Sir||
You will watch in awe as THE KNOWLEDGE soars over you. If 12-1 doesn't happen it's only because we demolish the Spread HD to go 13-0 and proceed to fuck. shit. up. against the Trojans in the MNC. Go ahead and write a recap for that game because it is coming. Here I'll start you out: Barkley has head asplode as Roh (+1) plays safety and drops into Robber Coverage on 1st and 10...
|6 years 11 weeks ago||THE KNOWLEDGE has an email||
THE KNOWLEDGE has an email account?
|6 years 11 weeks ago||Grew up in Montgomery County||
Grew up in Montgomery County currently live in Winchester, VA. Tell me...as a DC area resident...do you honestly give a fuck about MSU? I never got that whole 'rivalry'
|6 years 11 weeks ago||Lloyd is and always has been ALL IN||
Lloyd said he'll do whatever it takes to help out this program. He and RR talk on the golf course and have said on numerous occasions that they have a good line of communication.
LC didn't freak out over these allegations...he sees the big picture on things. Combine that with the fact that he hates most of the media and you have a plausible answer as to why LC stayed silent on the issue. I think LC figured this would pass without his help. He knows winning cures all.
|6 years 11 weeks ago||much obliged good sir, much||
much obliged good sir, much obliged
|6 years 11 weeks ago||10 replaced starters!!??||
oh...shit. I mean don't get me wrong, I'm still excited about the win, and I still think ND fields a lot of bad athletes...but that does temper my expectations just a bit.
|6 years 11 weeks ago||One possible reason for ND being favored...||
"It's Western Michigan. They were replacing 10 defensive starters. They're a MAC team."
That's from http://www.wewillalwayshavetempe.com/ I really hope that was hyperbole. Anybody know if that quote is accurate?
|6 years 12 weeks ago||Savoy ran a bad route. Look||
Savoy ran a bad route. Look at it. Nick looked his way first, then had to bail out when nothing was there...later he talked to him on the sidelines about it.
RB and Slot on either side of the field both ran wheel routes. The 2 outside WRs looked like they were supposed to stem upfield and then cut towards the middle on a post/dig. Matthews did, but Savoy didn't. Even if it was an option route, Savoy had the middle of the field wide open to run to.
I could be wrong but that INT looked to be mainly on Savoy not Nick.
|6 years 12 weeks ago||I want Tate as the #1 as well, but...||
Nick did nothing wrong in the snaps he took. He checked us into a great run play with Shaw, then he himself ran with some shifty moves for a TD. Plus as I explained below, I don't think that INT was 100% on him.
|6 years 12 weeks ago||Didn't we own ND's d-line||
Didn't we own ND's d-line last year with our run blocking? If McGuff put a hurtin on them, then ND don't want it with Minor...
|6 years 12 weeks ago||I heard she was talking smack||
I heard she was talking smack about how Maryland is gonna lose Brandon Ifill to Michigan.
|6 years 12 weeks ago||#72 and #71 were missing||
#72 and #71 were missing blocks at the 2nd level in the run game. Molk and Schilling were hitting all theirs though, especially Steve...he mauled a few guys. The number 1 thing I would look for is can our tackles play in space.
|6 years 12 weeks ago||Can't stand beer.||
Can't stand beer. Sorry.
Vokda: Ciroc > Kettle > Grey Goose. Ciroc is the only vodka I can drink straight on the rocks.
Whiskey (Mixed malts): 20+ years > 15 years >> Gentlemans Jack > Crown > Chivas > Black Label > Jack Daniels: Single Barrel.
Tequila: Petron >> 1800. All other Tequillas kinda suck IMHE.
My distaste for beer makes tailgaiting interesting as I have to lug around a 20 lb cooler at all times. Also, I have yet to find a liquor stand at Redskins stadium. Found one at the Wizards/Caps arena though.
|6 years 12 weeks ago||Speilman||
...he's kinda awesome. His passion/intensity comes across as real, not manufactured...and he's a X's and O's analyst first unlike most others that work for the WWL.
Craig James, whose calling our game, is a little arrogant and SEC loving for my taste. (but he just defended RR this morning, so I'll tolerate him for today)
|6 years 12 weeks ago||Seriously? Gameday?||
Seriously? Gameday? Man...ok.
As far as cfb shows go, I gotta go with Friday night tailgate (Mike Hall is the man, Jordan is hillarious) and anything with Mike Mayock.
|6 years 12 weeks ago||what the hell are you even||
what the hell are you even saying? There needs to be a 1 year ban on using the terms "tradition" and "values" on this board because people just throw those words around without even thinking.
And you misspelled Rodriguez, made assumptions you can't back up, and can't even define "Michigan Man". Maybe it's because I grew up in Maryland and don't understand, or maybe it's this Gentleman's Jack in me talking, but fuck this "Michigan Man" talk. NO ONE CARES. It's all about football, not meaningless catchphrases. Also, fuck tradition...I like winning more. RR was hired in part to help us win the big OOC games, and he's going to do just that. Our players work too damn hard to not succeed. I hope you catch E. Coli
|6 years 12 weeks ago||easily the greatest diary of||
easily the greatest diary of the past 6 months. This needs to be a weekly feature.
|6 years 13 weeks ago||I'll cosign on this. I went||
I'll cosign on this. I went to College Park...football saturdays were not something to look forward too. That being said MD stays getting top athletes:
Last 2 or 3 years ALONE:
Pass Catchers: Vernon Davis, Heyward-Bey
CBs: Dominique Foxworth, Travis Hawkins (RR recruited him last year), Josh Wilson (2nd rounder Seahawks), Kevin Barnes (3rd round, Redskins)
OL: Gaither and Heyer, STARTING LT and RT in the NFL respectively. Fridge, former OL himself, recruits some big dudes and coaches them up.
LBs: D'Qwell Jackson and EJ Henderson: 100+ tackling machines.
The 2 things standing in MD's way from being BCS contenders every year, is QB play (how in the world do they not recruit better QBs is beyond me) and Penn State. PSU stays recruiting the hell out of MD.
|6 years 14 weeks ago||I live just 15 minutes north||
I live just 15 minutes north of I-81 and I-66...exit 313. Grew up in Montgomery County, MD and now live here.
Dupont Circle is the best spot? I heard about Tommy Joe's in Bethesda...was thinking of hitting that place up too.
|6 years 14 weeks ago||cosign||
I can't believe he'll improve based on off-season chatter...he'll f' up, BUT with safety help behind him this year...hopefully. That might help him recover mentally quicker after a mistake, maybe that's been part of the problem in the past.
|6 years 15 weeks ago||THANK GOD||
I can't wait to see this guy on the field. He reminds me of a guy that would play DB at da U.
|6 years 15 weeks ago||Could the coaches||
I really hope that's the case...BG at the WDE lined up wide outside the LT...oh man. I don't like the idea of him having to worry about double teams on the strong side. I understand the concern with BG playing in space, but I'm sure we could scheme around that. You can cover the 'flat' zone with say...Mouton at WLB while BG embarrasses whatever fat slab of meat is in front of him...
And what's the deal with RVB...Is he going to predominately be a 3-tech? I'd assume we'd switch him to SDE from time to time...he'd be a PERFECT fit for handling the C gap while handling run-stoppage duties. Martin could play the 3-tech with the French Canadian/Campbell handing A...
Or we run the 1-4-6 with Zoltan at NT.
|6 years 15 weeks ago||Put the tagline on the back||
Put the tagline on the back of the shirt and I'd def buy one
|6 years 15 weeks ago||That pretty much answers||
That pretty much answers everything, thanks...
Seeing the USC pics puts it in a clearer perspective
|6 years 15 weeks ago||2 great things about this video||
1. Seeing Shoelace under center
|6 years 15 weeks ago||9 times out of 10||
"calm down" is an appropriate phrase to be used on this board...
this is not one of those times...
If you watched that video, you should be crying at your desk right now. Partly because of how beautiful he plays the game, and partly because you are now incredibly depressed.
|6 years 15 weeks ago||I have no idea who Valenti is...||
but I'm assuming by your post that he is not one to trust...
but if this is true: J.T. appeared to be on another level...dude was a FREAK. Getting over this will take longer than 24 hours...size, speed, athleticism...all of that popped out on the tape like I haven't seen in a while from our CB/S spot.
|6 years 15 weeks ago||mother...||
I was expecting J.T. to be on a Sean Taylor-Fuck. Shit. Up.-level...this one hurts.
|6 years 16 weeks ago||I think he would have. Hart||
I think he would have. Hart said himself that he has a very fast 0-20 yd speed, but after that is where he starts to slow down. I think that's a fair assessment...he always burst through the line and hit the 2nd level as quick as any other back (Minor, et al)...running away from the secondary was another story...
Throw in his ability to pick the right hole in a zone blocking scheme and I think he would've worked his way up the depth chart in a RR system (recruited by RR staff though? Probably not)
|6 years 16 weeks ago||It looks like he questioned||
It looks like he questioned the power of Zoltan...and was humbled.
|6 years 16 weeks ago||I've found radio announcers||
I've found radio announcers (from a Redskins' fan POV) to trump tv announcers just about every time. That delay is the only thing hurting those guys.
|6 years 16 weeks ago||I believe the contract is if||
I believe the contract is if ABC isn't showing it in your area then it will be on ESPN/ESPN2. At least that's how it worked out last year for us in the DC area.
|6 years 16 weeks ago||I'd put their curly fries in||
I'd put their curly fries in the top 2 along with KFC's steak fries...
It's only on the west coast I think but 'In N Out Burger' gets my vote for best fast food
|6 years 16 weeks ago||True Blood has a long way to||
Agreed, True Blood has a long way to go before it is even in the same realm as The Wire it terms of greatness. The 1st season of True Blood was kinda boring, but it has really stepped up this season.
|6 years 16 weeks ago||When you ask about this are||
When you ask about this are we assuming the offensive line trims down to 280-290 lbs...or are we saying with the teams exactly like they were? I think our O-line would've struggled a bit, and Lloyd was convinced you absolutely had to have the threat of running the football on just about every play (big reason he didn't go shotgun often). I think he may have believed this because he knew the limitations of his O-lines. The 2008 O-line might have held up though.
That being said, we did have the WR's...
|6 years 18 weeks ago||I'll take a flier on USC||
I'll take a flier on USC until we prove that we can win our conference first. I always thought USC struggled with the spread option (Dixon, Young and Pryor last year in spot duty)...so it would be an intriguing match up...perhaps later on though.
|6 years 18 weeks ago||Maybe Texas a la 2003?||
VY and some white dude QB with mobility that was a better passer shared the field. 2 minute drills had Vince on the bench, but otherwise Vince was in there...good lord did VY stink it up. He was making some WTF over the middle throws...but the tackles he could break were uncanny.
I see Tate as the man for the next 4 years with Denard/Gardner seeing spot duty simply because with guys like Stokes, Stonum and now Miller...we have to be a pass first offense--like the one Shaun King was in--in the years to come. What a waste of talent that would be if we weren't.
|6 years 18 weeks ago||UCF or FIU||
Didn't we lose 1 or 2 recruits to the 'secondary' Florida schools? Lets get one of them up here...plus Martin won't have to cry about a home-and-home.
Otherwise I'd take Arkansas...just to see us out-run a SEC school sideline to sideline and then see ESPN commentators cry as everything they understood crumbles away and their universe shatters.
|6 years 19 weeks ago||how often could he trust his||
how often could he trust his safety help? Leon Hall is great...the secondary as a whole (2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th CBs and all the safeties)...against the best of the best...didn't hold up.
What makes it so tough is...imagine if we closed in on Rolle or King or any other of the half dozen DB's we were so close to getting the previous 2-3 years. But I know, let it go....
|6 years 19 weeks ago||Amen||
good thing for Wolverine Historian.
They just showed the 2003 texas-ttech game...TTech looked a lot like what I envision Michigan to be this year. A whole bunch of fast little buggers in the slot (Welker, Henderson, etc.) and also playing RB. Those little guys were breaking ankles out there...and not just any ankles...I'm talkin about guys like Derrick Johnson.
Pretty exciting possibilities to consider...
|6 years 19 weeks ago||The 2006 secondary was not very good||
The 2006 secondary was complete garbage...if we're talking in terms of 'best of the best ever'. USC's WR's torched the hell out of us in the 2nd half.
tOSU spread that secondary out and all we could do was give 4-5 yard cushions and Smith just threw quick darts all day long. Shawn Crable was in that backfield like crazy...I would go as far as to say we had a better pass rush that game than Florida did in the NC game. Our secondary couldn't press to save their lives though.
|6 years 19 weeks ago||The Salton Sea and Weatherman||
"The Salton Sea" with Val Kilmer
Nic Cage gets shitted on a lot, and rightfully so, but "Weatherman" was straight
|6 years 19 weeks ago||I don't have enough cred/pts||
I don't have enough cred/pts to start a substantiated rumor....BUT if anyone took that part of my post as the gospel, then forget that sentence...it's a pointless "friend of a friend that's a WVU fan said..." rumor.
POINT IS...I wouldn't be worried about Michigan football going up in flames over the next few years. He's giving us a machine that will be legit contenders not just in the Big Ten but also against the USC's and elite spread teams around the country.
|6 years 19 weeks ago||Nothing wrong with that.||
Nothing wrong with that. Miami stayed fucking teams up...their "thugs" were just hungry crazy bastards that wanted to kill their opponents...I'll take half a dozen please.
I currently live in Winchester, VA (20 min outside West Virginia)...I work with a pharmacist who knows Pat White's mom and few of the WVU players...apparently RRod is a thug himself in the sense that he sleeps around, curses the hell out of his players etc. etc.....But who cares? RR knows what he's doing and is aware of the type of personalities he's bringing in. Brian already touched up on this...the mentality of players his staff gets includes a handful of crazy fuckers that will run all day in probably the hardest S&C program in the country....and come gameday they should be flying all over the place, hitting harder than normal, and just overall be playing out of their minds.
|6 years 19 weeks ago||I've been watching||
I've been watching WHistorian's youtube videos too and I was thinking the same thing with the bubble screens under Carr. There was one year that I think we had Bass, Breaston and Manningham taking reverses and screens. That might have been our fastest WR corps ever.
Bowl games are the best to watch, especially Carr's last game...if Hart doesn't fumble I don't think that game comes down to the last play. Adrian Arrington played the game of his LIFE...and watching our o-line punish those fools makes me think how our 2006 team would've done vs the Chris Leak/Tebow team.
|6 years 34 weeks ago||Independently made jersey's are of lesser quality||
I got a customized Edwards #1 jersey. They don't regulate the names like you think they would. All that being said, the cut of the jersey kinda sucked...disproportionate sleeves, etc.
|6 years 41 weeks ago||from Maryland. He ran a crazy||
He ran a crazy 40 time but couldn't catch anything, IIRC. He got a couple Kickoff returns under RR.
|6 years 41 weeks ago||appreciate the heads up||
appreciate the heads up
|6 years 41 weeks ago||The Wire||
greatest show ever, by far. These people saying 'the shield' also like Notre Dame.
|6 years 41 weeks ago||RR's running game worked just||
RR's running game worked just fine with Minor. It's hard to judge the passing game given the lack of experience at QB. I figure this year we should have a pretty good running game...until Minor gets hurt.
The speed he's brought to our team is something I wouldn't trade for anything. OSU and PSU still can't run with certain teams. I thought our D-line was vastly improved with it's lateral speed. Can't wait to see how they look this year.
|6 years 42 weeks ago||Losing Slocum was huge||
Losing Slocum was huge
|6 years 42 weeks ago||I suppose we should expect a||
I suppose we should expect a lot of 3 man fronts...
I'm wondering if other schools were saying our D will be heavy on the 3 man fronts and that scared away the 2 prospects. Either way...now we have to lean toward the 3 man lines vs the 4 even more so...right?
|6 years 43 weeks ago||TomVH||
already explained this. Due to certain circumstances brought on by this transition year, we had a bunch of early commits that were "rushed" if you will. Hence all the soft commits this year. From here on out, there shouldn't be the level of soft commits that we've had in the '08-'09 offseason.
The kid isn't doing anything wrong.
|6 years 43 weeks ago||I'd rather play for Butch||
I'd rather play for Butch Davis if I was a DL, and not a die hard Michigan fan...and he's from SC? I don't see how we beat out UNC for Montgomery. Hopefully he's a sucker for tradition.