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|1 week 4 hours ago||Thanks, OP, and Schlissel's comments on the overthrown pass||
The OP is pretty much right on. I hope s/he won't mind me adding a couple of details.
President Schlissel actually did point out the irony that he caught an overthrown pass. He said it might have been intentional, and then he stuck in a little verbal barb about a lack of improvement if it wasn't intentional. He also mentioned being mildly perturbed that he gets photographed everywhere he goes, but no one got a picture of him catching the ball.
I thought his comments about the non-athletic parts of the university were great. He's focused on excellence, on capitalizing on the breadth of quality programs at Michigan, and on the Victors for Michigan campaign priorities of student support and bold ideas in particular, with plenty of room for development and refinement of goals as he gets further into the job.
As Schlissel was finishing a comment about the breadth of excellence at U-M, Ross's phone rang. The ringtone was, of course, "The Victors."
He closed his comments on the athletic department with these [I think exact] words: "We'll fix the problems, but let's be unified in supporting these kids." [referring to the players.]
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Amazing group of student athletes.||
These student athletes are fantastic, and we'd like records like McGuire's for every Michigan team, eh? In his 23 years as head coach, they've won the Big Ten 9 times and finished second 9 times, won the NCAA Regional 9 times, and finished in the top 10 at NCAAs 11 times. Plus a dozen academic all-americans, and a bigger pile of academic all-Big Ten honorees.
Here's another impressive WXC article - an interview with alumna, all-american (6 times in track, though, not XC) and academic all-american Lindsay Gallo, now an assistant professor at the Ross School of Business at U-M: http://bit.ly/1qrBmI4
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Such a great legacy, Seth.||
What you've written here and who you are are a big part of your father's legacy. Maybe this is trite, but he did a good job with you, and you're doing a great job for him.
Love and peace to you and yours, my friend.
|23 weeks 12 hours ago||(Thanks for changing the headline!)||
It's so nice to read a link headline and have some idea what you'll get when click! Thanks.
|32 weeks 4 days ago||Thanks to Jordan Morgan.||
So proud of the way that young man represents our great University.
Thanks, too, for the video. The sequence at the end with the two great passes vs. OSU, split by the Morris handoff to Morgan vs. Northwestern, followed by the two plays that iced the Syracuse game is brilliant.
|33 weeks 5 days ago||Congrats!||
Given the application numbers and the caliber of applicants, admission is a really big deal! Make us proud. Go Blue!
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Got that pick when||
Ryan Mundy (of all people!) hurried Smith on a blitz.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||And it's spring break!||
Kudos to the Maize Rage for showing up!!
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Thanks for the updates!||
Glad to have the score somewhere where I can keep up with it. Thanks.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Reminds me of a Will Rogers quote...||
"There are three kinds of men: The ones that learn by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves."
Saban is a brilliant football coach and motivator, and obviously he's doing the right thing here. His penchant, though, for stretching the letter of the rules and as such ignoring their spirit makes him warrant every bit of the suspicion he gets for the way he manages the roster.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||MLive trolling hard today.||
Burke gives reasonable answer to trolling question; it gets spun. This plus "Fragel, Michigan fan and - iirc - son of Michigan alumnus would have picked Michigan SIX YEARS AGO if Carr hadn't retired" just seem like something rather desperately not journalism.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Hail!||
I'm so pleased with how the women are playing this year. Not to sell short the talent on the roster, but they're definitely far outperforming preseason expectations! Go Blue!
|1 year 38 weeks ago||I call shenanigans on Niyo...||
...remembering that UK was Number 1 at the end of January. I'm betting he had to look it up, or at least sit and think about it for a while.
If it were a common recollection, why did I not hear anyone call Beilein on it until I read Brian's quote of Niyo's article?
Not that it matters. #1 now is nice, but only in that it feels good now. This team that I love still has hills to climb and goals to pursue.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Zero google-stalking by anyone!||
This gets me, too. No skype. No google-stalking. Te'o didn't make arrangements to meet her? Ever? Did he send her cards? Flowers?
And no one else tried to find her either. Not Te'o's family. Not ND. Not a single media outlet fact-checked any of the story. It took four months for anyone to reveal that their was no obituary. No on attended or reported on her death or funeral despite the spotlight on Te'o. How is this possible?
|1 year 44 weeks ago||plus 1 for "portmanteau"||
The Michigan Difference!
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Family.||
I'm sorry for your loss, dlanny22, but so grateful for your story. I'm always proud to be part of the Michigan family, and I'm glad you have friends and comfort here.
Peace to you and yours.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||Dangling modifier haiku||
So glad he stayed.
|2 years 6 days ago||Alumna, actually.||
(Not to be a pompous-assed U-M alumnus (GREAT Latin classes!), but this is Michigan. I'm pretty certain our friend NFG is a male, and the Buckeye he married is female.)
|2 years 1 week ago||Can we please...||
...stop posting ESPN's continuing verbal fellating of Meyer?
|2 years 1 week ago||THIS is Michigan.||
That is all.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||True, except that even 1 Kovacs would never get a chance...||
...in the Saban recruiting regime, else he'd probably be at 'Bama.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||It's really dusty in here.||
Thanks for sharing. Go, Brock, Go!
|2 years 26 weeks ago||This is Michigan, fergodsakes!||
This thread is a perfect example of why I love Michigan and MGoBlog!
|2 years 30 weeks ago||While Jared Sullinger says...||
...Sure! Why not? I came back!
(*kidding, of course! But just to be sure, do not do this. It is against the rules. While this may be ok at OSU, we would never mention it or accuse them of such shenanigans, even in a joking or oblique manner!*)
|2 years 31 weeks ago||That we - and the coaches...||
...will have to think about which five to have on the floor makes me giddy. How long has it been? I'm no expert, but if there's any expertise displayed above, we'll have at least 11 D-1 caliber basketball players, 8 with at least a year in the system, and at least 2 capable at each position. I would think that helps us a ton, if only because it raises the level of talent the guys play against every day in practice.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Denarded||
He did not "Tebow" along the boards. He clearly Denarded.
Great goal. Great game. Among the best moments was the crowd's reaction when Blasi was begging for ANOTHER review of Miami's non-goal. Go BLUE!
|2 years 38 weeks ago||Though the bowl ban..||
Though the bowl ban actually helps him in recruiting this coming year because, just like this year, he didn't actually have to coach during the bowl season and into the recruiting period.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||Peace on earth.||
Goodwill to all.
Thanks to all, especially those who serve, and their families. Thanks for the blessing that the MGoCommunity is to me.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||This: Would happily trade for a shot at the championship.||
I sure love the schadenfreude, but I would happily trade our current position to have had a shot at the championship. And I'm actually feeling a lot of empathy for State today, having been the relatively recent victim of a 42-39 loss in a very important game, decided in part by a flag the ref really had no choice but to throw.... Suck it up and go win your bowl game.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||58-43-6||
I'm nitpicking on a day when I shouldn't be, and I might be wrong, or I might be missing out on a blog convention, but I think with Ohio's vacated win last year, they're only taking credit for 43 wins. Shouldn't Michigan reflect the same in the loss column?
Great work on the season. Thanks for these diaries.