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|5 days 23 hours ago||Saw him at game||
He was pumping his fist and singing during the Victors
|1 week 5 days ago||BWW v. Gator||
I like this on many levels. The game may get better ratings on the 28th than as a random game on the 1st, it won't conflict with the other Jan. 1 games, and given that K State is also 7-5 I think we should have a decent chance to win. That said, it would a less impressive win (or loss) than Georgia. Plus one of the things that has made Michigan Michigan in the past was that we get pushed up into a better bowl game than we perhaps deserve. Not sure if this means that the aura has faded.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Hook em horns||
Hope Saban moves on though I wonder if the Hand ship has sailed regardless
|2 weeks 2 days ago||24/7||
24/7 still has him at 92 percent Michigan. They aren't perfect but that's still pretty reassuring.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Thoughts about Mgoblog||
I read a lot of blogs about Michigan sports, sports in general and politics. I think that Mgoblog has some of the most consistently excellent writing and analysis anywhere regardless of genre or budget. I began reading this site during the year of infinite pain. Among the highlights over the years include the Bo (7 swans) tribute, breaking the Carr retirement story and some of the UFRs during the Denard era (dilithium).
Wherever I meet Michigan fans -- east coast, west coast or abroad -- everyone who's serious about Michigan football reads this site.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Now I'm depressed||
That said -- Ohio State beat Iowa and Northwestern by just 10 and gave up 35 to Illinois. If they have a meh game and Devin plays well we'll score.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Peppers||
I think he'll stay committed -- as was noted elsewhere this might his way of showing support for Hoke.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||2011||
I know it wasn't as important as 1997 in the greater scheme but it seemed like a national championship after years of futility. I remember having a near heart attack when Miller nearly hit a long pass to Posey on the last drive.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||You make some goods||
I do think that Devin will be fine if he gets protection. My question -- are Michigan's depth/experience issues at O line so severe that we are really worse than Illinois, Penn State and Indiana -- who are all teams ahead of us in rushing offense. The only teams to have given up more sacks than us are Northwestern and Purdue -- every other team has more talented/experience blockers?
|4 weeks 4 days ago||The Big Ten||
While I agree that the Big Ten hasn't been the country's best conference in my lifetime, I suspect that they had an argument in the mid-to-late 1960s when Michigan State and Ohio State were consistently amoung the top ten, and Michigan made national noise at least in 1964 and 1969.
Regarding Penn State, SI and others said that the sanctions would end their program status as a national program. From the start, I felt that if they could survive (meaning win at least 4-5) the first two years they'd be fine as from then on recruits would see the light at the end of the tunnel, which appears to be what happened.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Not sure I agree||
MSU had 16 points after 3 quarters. We collapsed at the end, but the defense contained MSU for much of the game.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Question on Brian's observation||
Brian says that delaying hiring Hoke meant that "By waiting, Michigan turned one crap recruiting class into two." I understand that by not giving Hoke more time the 2011 class was negatively impacted, but I had thought that the following year's class was highly rated. I guess I don't understand how it created two crap classes.
|6 weeks 16 hours ago||They were okay in the late 80s||
They won't the California Bowl in '87 and later had future pros like Charlie Batch and Ron Rice.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Thanks||
Trying to watch in Spain. Spaniards prefer futbol and Fla-Georgia
|7 weeks 23 hours ago||1964 wasn't bad||
That team won the Rose Bowl with Mel Anthony, Tom Mack and Bob Timberlake. That said, I agree it wasn't a great era.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||My thoughts -- decent seed in NCAA||
With McGary, GRIII, Stauskas, Levert, and Morgan I think that they will be solid no matter how quickly the freshman develop. A tournament bid with a decent seed is the minimum expectation. I would predict (hope for) -- top 3-4 in the Big Ten and a seeding of 5 or better.
The biggest question will be Walton and to a lesser extent the other two freshman. I assume that Walton will take some time to develop, but we'll need to be able to generate offense from places other than the point guard position until he.
I don't know a lot about Donnal and Irvin, but their accolades are impressive. If they can contribute right away this should be a talented team that play with anyone.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Good to know||
Thanks, hope I can find it online in Spain.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Last pitch||
Koji's having an amazing series, but it looked to me like that last picture was high and maybe inside. Wish Iglesias had let it go by.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||B||
Two things influenced my answer:
1. The complete ineffectiveness of the offensive line. Yes, they are young but they are mostly talented, highly recruited players.
2. The lack of aggressiveness and poor clock management.
I understand that not everyone is going to be able to bring their A game every game, but how you can run 27 times for about that many yards against a mediocre defense is inexplicable to me.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Offensive line coaching||
This has probably been send below but I'm astounded by how bad our o-line is. Yes, Kalis, Bryant and Glasgow are inexperienced but they are still Michigan players going against an undersized Penn State line. Can someone explain what is going on other than bad coaching.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Great news||
I was really getting nervous about the 2014 class with talk of Booker to Kentucky, Chatman to Arizona, etc. This is great news and hopefully creates some momentum.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Great article||
It seems more like an excellent magazine profile piece than a typical newspaper article. I was impressed by the way Rothchild found sources for Brandon's time as a player and at Dominos.
I was surprised about how much internal expenses in the Department have increased. I'm sure that Brandon would argue that paying high salaries is necessary to attract the best people, but I'd like to see a tangible payoff. I do think that no matter how many revenue sources Michigan has or develops there is a limit to what it can generate financially, and that you always have to watch costs. .
Assuming that he was given time to make himself available, I think it's ridiculous that he wouldn't agree to be interviewed. As was pointed out above, the Daily is the student newspaper. Even if he doesn't like talking to the press the writers (and readers) are students and future alumni -- who in theory are the people that the department exists to serve.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||2014 class||
I guess I'm repeating what's been said above, but if we strike out on Booker and Chatman I'll feel like this is a dissapointing class. I understand that we aren't (yet) Duke, Kentucky or Kansas on the national recruiting stage, but we were 2nd in the country this year.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Dumb question about MA||
I am a long time reader of the site (and am prepared to be mocked for asking) but Brian refers to the INT thrown toward Chesson as a MA. What's MA stand for -- I checked the site's FAQ/about section and didn't see anything.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Interesting||
I can't argue that the defense didn't put up numbers but I still feel like there issues. Too many longish completions and the last play was successful but too close for comfort.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Gustave||
Any coach at any school who leaves to become a gold prospector immediately becomes my personal idol. I would happily buy Urban a pan.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Hoke||
I always knew he was better than Gustave Ferbert.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||What if Denard played last week||
I pretty much 2nd everything said above. Denard is my favorite Michigan athlete of all-time, and I've been watching Michigan football and basketball since the 1970s.
One quick thought -- what if Denard had played week. While watching I was thinking -- while it was certainly possible that Denard would made some of the same mistakes as Devin -- that even with a subpar offensive line Denard would have run 20 plus times, run or passed for 3-4 touchdowns and put the team on this back.
This is not a critique of Devin. By all accounts, Devin is a more polished passer and is also an excellent runner. I just think that the incredible speed and running ability of Denard would have put too much pressure on Akron (allowing some "oh noes" on top of long runs), and that he would have exploited whatever tiny holes the line opened.
Again, this is not Devin-bashing (I suspect that Denard couldn't have put together the game Devin had against ND the week before) but instead just a recognition that Denard could do things virtually all by himself that few other players could.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||Pass rush||
While perhaps the hurries were important the breakdowns were more. The biggest play on Akron's last drive was the pass down to the 11 yard line. Pohl was rolling to his right with the entire Michigan d-line buried in a pile. While I don' t discount your stats, I really didn't see much pressure all day.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Agreed||
With Hoke's background it's all the more puzzling that we can't get a pass rush.