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|4 weeks 1 day ago||Black shoes, please.||
Personally, I want the team's traditional uniform, right down to the shoes. For that matter, I don't even want the Nike, Adidas, or any other kind of logo on the uniform. The uniform should signify Michigan, and nothing else.
As far as the shoes go, old school. Basic black.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Question: Play him at safety or corner?||
From what I gather, he has experience at both. Would it come down to a quesiton of where he's needed more?
|6 weeks 2 days ago||But by the same token, it spent a lot of time on Yost.||
Frankly, with that brief an amount of time to devote to the documentary, it could well be a choice of picking between Yost and Lloyd. We reveled in Lloyd's perfect season/national championship, but from a historial perspective, Yost had four perfect seasons in a row. That's not something that happens too frequently.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I checked the parts devoted to each team||
Believe it or not, in terms of time allotted to each team, it's about as even as you can possibly get.
I've heard from numerous Michigan fans that the documentary favors OSU, but I've heard from just as many OSU fans that the documentary favors Michigan. Fact is, it's right down the middle.
If there is one thing I think that should be changed, it would be the length. I think that topic probably deserves two hours, not just one hour. Then again, I'm sure there are those who would claim that's too long.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||If you believe wikipedia, Pipp didn't graduate from Michigan||
He grew up in Michigan, but graduated from Catholic University. Maybe he went to grad school at UM, but it doesn't indicate that on wikipedia, and in fairness, wikipedia isn't always the most relliable source around.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Personally, I'm not a fan of the "key play" thing.||
It doesn't help the home field advantage at all. Chanting "Dee-fense" on big defensive plays does help.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Black shoes, please. And perfect seasons.||
What a coincidence, the last perfect season came while the team was wearing black shoes!
|16 weeks 4 days ago||I will always root for Michigan to win.||
But believe me, I understand the frustration.
Sadly, I sense a coming showdown between football supporters and those who feel that football detracts from the university's mission. I hope I'm wrong about this.
I do hope we land Harbaugh, but I'd be OK with someone named Stoops (Bob or Mark, I'm not picky) or even Les Miles. My fear is that Harbaugh is still obsessed with the NFL, and that Les Miles is using us as contract leverage. (No, he'd never do that.)
As always, Go Blue! Better times are ahead.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||Mattison's daughter played softball at ND. That's why he went.||
He always loved UM, and yes, he has family in Michigan. He took the ND job to be near his daughter. I have a daughter, and let me tell you, if she moves to Lower Slobovia, I'd consider moving, just to be near her.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||As Bill Parcells said, "You are what your record says you are."||
Michigan won 5 and lost 7. Forget that they showed flashes against Rutgers, Maryland, Ohio State, etc. 5 wins, 7 losses. That has to improve.
At this point I wouldn't worry about recruiting. I think a lot of recruits will bail if Hoke is fired, and a lot of recruits will bail if Hoke is retained. This wasn't a good year, and it won't help things.
That having been said, there is talent on the roster, and it's perfectly conceivable that the right coach could turn things around pretty quickly.
All we can do is keep rooting, and wish the seniors well.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Jansen is definitely a Hoke supporter.||
That said, I think Hoke is gone.
I'd love Harbaugh, but if he won't take it, please contact Bob Stoops. He's won a national champonship, and without a lot of controversy. Has recruiting ties in the midwest and Texas.
As for recruits, of course they'll de-commit if Hoke is fired. They'll also de-commit if Hoke stays. We're not going to keep many, so let's do what's best for the program at this point.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||OSU will strategically avoid putting 50 points on us.||
They remember what happened when they did that in '68. Got us too fired up for their liking.
|19 weeks 7 hours ago||Michigan.||
Frankly, the rest mean very little to me.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||I know this is just from 2002 to the current day, but||
prior to that, Drew Henson (1998), Charles Woodson (1995) and Tyrone Wheatley (1991) were all highly prized recruits. Call me crazy, but I'd rather have Wheatley, Jr. than Chris Clark.
|19 weeks 1 day ago||Mike Trgovac||
Knows defense. Coached as an assistant at ND, I believe. Played for UM and sacked Joe Montana a few times in the first game between UM and ND in many moons. Had that happened in a scoreless road game at Northwesterrn, I'd say it was many MOONs.
OK. I'll go now.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||This||
That's the truth. The only thing stopping Michigan is Michigan.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||Wear black shoes. The blue pants, I don't mind.||
Other than that, I'd have to say I'd like to see Michigan stick with the traditional uniform. other teams, too. OSU with its traditionals, Sparty, ND, USC, Rutgers, etc. Too many different uniforms, and then with players wearing different color shoes, it contradicts the very term "uniform" when it comes to the team, i.e., they should all wear the same thing. Period, amen.
And yes, the shoes should never be anything other than black.
|19 weeks 3 days ago||That's just it. At least gauge his interest.||
Stoops has won big, and has done so without reasonably good conduct exhibited by those involved with his program. He has recruiting ties to the midwest, and to Texas and Oklahoma. This one is a no-brainer: Offer him, and see what it will take to get him here. As BlueCheesehead from Wingedhelmet would say, he'll unite the fan base, and we can forget about the various factions and clans of Michigan supporters.
Go Blue and Get Stoops!
|19 weeks 5 days ago||Personally, I'd be fine with Kyle Whittingham||
He's shown that he can win, and his players always seem prepared. Not to beat a dead horse, but he's completed a perfect season, beaten 'Bama in a bowl game...I'll take him. Then again, if Bob Stoops were available, I think I'd prefer Bob. Ability to recruit the midwest through his Ohio high school contacts, and high school contacts in Texas and Oklahoma...yeah, sign me up for Stoops.
But yes, I'd welcome Mr. Whittingham with open arms.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||I agree with that last sentence.||
Granted, it's an educational institution, first and foremost, but many people enjoy the "big-time college football" experience at Michigan. Admittedly, that's just my opinion, but it would be a shame to see the university take a radically different approach to such a hallowed tradition.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Michigan already has a quidditch team||
tOSU and Sparty have teams, as well.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||I would expect maybe 2-3,000 fans from UM.||
Not many. Rutgers fans are OK, but they do seem very enthusiastic about this rivalry. It could be that they smell blood in the water. That's one reason we should support our guys heartily.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||Bill Parcells||
He's rested and ready.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||Better idea: Fly the UM flag upside down.||
For centuries, flying your flag upside down has been a signal of distress. Granted, that's not in the stadium, but that would do it.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||You, sir, should receive knight hood! I'll take Sumlin now!||
While A&M isn't the academic equivalent of UM, I'm very confident that Sumlin would restore us to double digit wins pretty quickly. As you said, he's a Big Ten guy (frankly, we've actually had pretty cordial relations with Purdue; see Griese, Bob). He can recruit both the midwest and Texas. He'll provide stability, yet he'll be open to more modern approaches to offense.
A&M made Bo an offer back in the day. We should, at the very, very least, gauge the man's interest in the UM job. Couldn't hurt.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||Who needs John Harbaugh? Doesn't have a Super Bowl ring. Wait..||
Yeah, maybe we could use him, after all. Dominant defenses, a balanced offense, solid special teams, good blocking, tackling, and ball security. Maybe some of those things would benefit a team.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||Kenn even fared pretty well against Lawrence Taylor.||
That's saying something. Here's a comment by Elliott Harrison on NFL.com last May:
|25 weeks 6 days ago||Fair point, BlueLikeJazz.||
Once they start leaving, that would remove the last obstacle.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||At the very least, it's as bad as 2010.||
On the one hand, I'm worried about losing kids who Hoke brought to A2, but on the other hand, it clearly seems as though this team isn't improving.
Before anyone accuses me of being disloyal, I will always root for Michigan. I am worried about the direction, though. The shame is that our facilities are updated, they've made some inroads into getting some speed players from the south, and they've tried to address some of the areas we've had difficulty with in the past.
At the end of the day, it's not about uniformz, or "Michigan Men" or the various factions that exist among the alums and the fan base, it's about supporting the team and producing a team that wins with integrity and consistency. I think we can all agree on that.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||At this point, every ensuing game is his biggest||
I think there may have been some bigger games in the past three-plus seasons than Utah, but at this point, every game ahead of him is his biggest game at that point. Utah will be substantially bigger than, say, Iowa or Penn State last season, but they'll continue to increase in importance week by week. If he survives this season and next, both he and the program should be OK.
Will it be easy? No.