"Though I received no official response to these sophisticated and elegant tweets to the Illini Athletic Department, I would like to think that Beckman spent the evening prank calling everyone in Illinois named George McLellan and then ordering an absurd amount of hats off an internet haberdashery to hoard in his home's hat annex."
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|3 days 17 hours ago||Rough Prose||
"Rough prose" is putting it mildly, but I'll take just about any update on how the team is looking right now.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Agreed||
Though Borges could be frustrating and ultimately just did not get the job done well enough, he seems like a great guy who worked hard for the program. Hope he lands on his feet.
|42 weeks 5 days ago||Arkansas & Va Tech||
If MSU and OSU are both going to be away in even years and home in odd years, it's nice that Arkansas and Va Tech are both at home in even years.
So if the schedule stays this way our home schedule will include:
2018 - Arkansas, PSU
2019 - MSU, OSU
2020 - Va Tech, PSU
2021 - MSU, OSU
Not ideal, but I like the idea of having the marquee non-conference game at home in the off years from MSU and OSU.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Agree||
I think the 2010 version was even better put together and had a more positive moments to choose from. 2009 was obviously the original, but I think in this case the sequel was even better than the original. Both pretty amazing.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Just donated||
Just donated. So glad to see him working on this and the Michigan community supporting it. I really hope it takes off. Odoms is a credit to the University and the football program.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||James Ross||
Looked like James Ross was running with the first team in a few of those clips. Wouldn't be surprised to see him end up starting at WILL at some point this season.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Depth||
Their depth will get better this fall when they get Tyler O'Connor on campus. Will be essentially the same as ours was last year, with a starter, a second string sophomore, and a true fresman.
Doesn't sound too serious, but they definitely want him to get as many snaps with those new receivers as possible. I'll be really interested to watch their passing attack early in the fall.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Terrible||
Wish him and his family the absolute best.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Wow||
I think that makes ESPN the highest on our class of all the services. Amazing to have 15 four stars, including 11 in the 150. I'm sure someone will find some reason to complain, but I can't see any. Love seeing them so high on Conley. He and Lewis are a quality pair of corners in this class. Also amazing to have all five of our Oline recruits in the top 150. That's a virtually unheard of Oline haul.
Looking at our rivals, OSU will certainly have a quality class and MSU seems unlikely to have any 150 players. But their three best recruits (Powell, Reschke, and Jones) don't seem to have been rated yet. I don't think they'll be in the 150, but any of the three could be a four star and it wouldn't surprise me.
Love this class.
|2 years 6 days ago||Guesses||
I'd guess McCray, Gedeon, and Conley. Still don't think Isaac pulls the trigger until after he visits USC, but we'll see. Man, recruiting's going to be pretty boring again next fall. But that's a good problem.
|2 years 6 days ago||Hope so||
Seems likely considering MSU and OSU are 2 seeds at the moment.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||Agreed||
We're in the hunt to win the conference. This isn't a storm the court kind of game. This is an "at least act like you expected to win" kind of game.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||Not sure if serious...||
Not sure if serious...
|2 years 3 weeks ago||Possible||
All possible, but I really doubt Clark will ever be big enough for SDE and suspect that Morgan will either move to MLB or get passed by someone more athletic at WLB, with Ross a likely candidate. Regardless, tons of potential in this defense going forward.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||If it weren't for Sparty fans...||
I like the idea for the game itself. It's going to be a huge game next year, could basically determine the Big Ten champion, and would be an amazing environment under the lights.
The problem, as has been said above, is that Ann Arbor might not survive an all day into the night visit from drunken STAEE fans. It would be a disaster, with tons of property damage, drunk driving, and fighting. Horrible idea. Have the game at noon or 3:30 and get them the hell out of Ann Arbor asap.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||Say anything||
I think it's also that he seems to be the ultimate "I will say anything to get you to sign" type of recruiter. Will tell lots of kids they are his number 1 priority, tells kids he feels God wants him to coach them, makes up dreams he's had about coaching guys so it sounds like their destiny. Just a pure sleazy salesman type. Not as flat-out evil as Saban, but sleazy seems like a good word for it.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Why?||
Out of curiosity, why is that one okay? I've seen it on here without it getting shouted down, but wondered why.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Agreed||
I agree completely. "Ohio" and "Sparty" are fine, but obnoxious stuff like Urban "Liar," "Suckeyes," or "Dumbtonio" is no better than "scUM," "cHoke," or "Joke." We shouldn't sink to their level.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||DELETE||
Come on, man. This thread should be deleted.
burntorangeblue - You can't go wrong with Potbelly's. Excellent choice.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Thompson||
I seem to recall reading that Thompson was actually being recruited as a corner. Would make some sense as it seems like he has the speed for it and the coaches have been looking for bigger corners (Standifer's exit notwithstanding). Would allow him to come in along with another safety prospect.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Norfleet||
I would think he'd go after Dennis Norfleet. If Rodriguez were still here, I would think he'd have been in our class. Fits the spread perfectly. And he's only committed to Cincinnati, so you might be able to lure him away to Arizona.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Huh?||
Why are you strongly against him coming here?
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Right on||
100% agreed. I think we can be welcoming and friendly to the fans and still be loud as hell for the game to create a hostile environment for the team.
|2 years 20 weeks ago||Uniforms||
I called Dave Brandon's office and left a message registering my disgust with the gimmicky uniforms. Ridiculous to sink to MSU's level. If other people feel strongly about it, they should do so as well. It may not change anything, but it's worth a shot.
The number is: 734-764-9416
|2 years 22 weeks ago||Late comment||
I know I'm late commenting on this because I just saw it in the dear diary post, but just wanted to say what a great job you did on this. This is the kind of thing that makes Mgoblog and awesome place to follow Michigan football. Amazing.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Saturday||
Hope we as fans on Saturday can find a way to show our respect and concern. Maybe by at least not booing Minnesota when they're announced. This is a tough situation for them and he really does seem like a class act. Hope he gets his health in order and can continue to coach.
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Center||
Wouldn't be surprised if Caleb Stacey ended up playing center, with all of our other o-line commits in this class. He seems a little smaller than the other guys and like a really bright kid who could take on the role of center quite well.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Doubt it||
I assume if he commits to us, he cancels those visits. But if he committed to one of them, he'd still go on that visit but not the other one. The fact that there are two still scheduled seems like a better sign than if it were only the Tennessee visit.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Okay||
But that doesn't make this guy any less wrong.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Idiot||
This guy is a fool. Just because there have been problems at other schools with selling gear, we should never give the players anything they could sell? That's no way to treat the players. You have to keep them educated about NCAA compliance, but you can't act like you assume they're all likely to run out and sell everything they're given. Come on. This guy probably wouldn't want us to give out Big Ten Championship rings, either. There's really no difference. Just a guy trying to find something controversial to write about, but he is COMPLETELY off base.