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|2 weeks 4 days ago||Hackett and Miles||
Not taking a position on whether Michigan should hire Miles if Harbaugh cannot be induced to come, or what any of his baggage is or isn't. I would point out, though, that Miles was only one year ahead of Hackett at Michigan. Miles was an offensive guard buried on the depth chart and Hackett was a center, also buried on the depth chart. I have no idea if they have kept in touch through all the years, but I imagine they knew each other pretty well from their time on the team. Accordingly, Hackett is likely to have his own opinion on Miles and not be influenced as much by what others think of Miles.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Dwight Hicks||
Dwight Hicks (Michigan football 1974-77) has appeared in How I Met Your Mother among many others - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0382846/.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Campy's brothers||
Campy does have two brothers that also played in the NBA. Older brother, Frank, played at U Detroit and then briefly with the Chicago Bulls. Little brother, Walker D., played at WMU and then with the Hawks, Pistons and Pacers.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Morris v Minnesota||
I believe it is the shoulder injury that led to Morris starting against Minnesota. The coaches then realized that playing an injured Gardner was their best option.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||I totally agree with UMChicago||
I think Gardner injured his shoulder in the Notre Dame game. Early in that game his passes were crisp and accurate. They have not been so for the entire year since then. His only accurate throws have been ones that he lofts. That, to me, is the explanation as to why his mechanics are screwed up. He did put some zip on the ball to Funchess that came just before the touchdown, but he sidearmed it. To me, that is a sign (one of many) of a shoulder injury. As a Washington Nationals fan, watching Gardner throw has been like watching Ryan Zimmerman at 3B the last couple years, inaccurate throws, no zip, sidearming. He doesn't have the arm strength to throw the balls described by WiE because of injury. He used to be able to make those throws. Michigan has only thrown a handful of deep balls since Notre Dame because he can't make the throw.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Wormley played||
Wormley played at least one series just before the FG that made it 23-10. He even shows up in your description of one pass play.
|15 weeks 5 days ago||The 1992 Rose Bowl against||
The 1992 Rose Bowl against Washington with Steve Emtman and the bowl game against Tennessee (Capital One?) stand out to me as games we were never in.
|20 weeks 8 hours ago||With Jim Smith at||
With Jim Smith at wingback.
The 1947 backfield with Bob Chappuis (AA), Bump Elliot (AA), Howard Yerges (All Big 10) and Jack Wiesenburger (with Kempthorn, Dworsky and Derricotte as backups; Pete Elliott was AA the next year but hardly saw the field in '47} may have set the standard.
|20 weeks 18 hours ago||I have been to both||
We went to Michigania East in the summer of 2000 and to traditional Michigania in twice between 2002 and 2005. We had a great time at both. They are pretty similar overall. Tennis is a bigger deal at Michigania East due to the quality and number of the courts. There was also a daily adult softball game which was fun. The cabins at Michigania East are designed for a traditional (non-family) camp, so the setup is better at traditional Michigania in that regard. If you enjoyed the one, you will enjoy the other. We had a great time at both. My wife's work calendar did not jibe with the limited Michigania East calendar, so we were not able to return.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||Knockdown jump shooter?||
Every single one of his jumpers in the tape was an airball.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||Notre Dame does enforce the policy||
Notre Dame Athletic Department will occasionally buy tickets from Stubhub, ebay etc to identify whose tickets they are and then revoke rights.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||Notre Dame resale policy||
Notre Dame has a strict no resale for more than face value policy which it actually makes efforts to enforce. Some alums have lost their right to buy tickets because of violations of the policy. This deters many potential sellers from participating in the resale market, thus reducing supply and driving up the cost for those that are made available.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||It is a good deal for most||
The regular price is 1 year for $69. This is two years for $69. The regular membership is tax deductible and this is not, so this is a better deal for those that don't itemize deductions. Recent grads, however, can get a better discount straight from the alumni association.
|34 weeks 6 days ago||Louisville is in the ACC||
Louisville is in the ACC going forward.
|34 weeks 6 days ago||Wouldn't have changed anything for Michigan if B1G had this rule||
We play Notre Dame and Utah this year - two such teams.
In '15, we play Utah and Oregon State.
In '16, we move to 9 game B1G schedule and have Colorado.
In '17, we have Florida
For those SEC schools that have traditional non-conference rivals like South Carolina, Georgia and Florida (Clemson, GaTech and FSU) it won't change anything, but it will mean an upgrade for Mississipi, Mississippi State and a few others.
|36 weeks 1 day ago||Susskind and Ram are also||
Susskind and Ram are also walkons.
|38 weeks 4 days ago||Ronnie Lester||
Great Iowa point guard that blew out his knee, but he was a little earlier - late 70s to around 1980.
|38 weeks 4 days ago||Jim Dutcher||
I think Orr's assistant Jim Dutcher deserves some of the credit for Orr's improvement as a coach in the mid-70s. I think his first year coincided with the improvement of the team in 1974 when they won the Big Ten and lost to Marquette in elite 8. I give him a lot of credit for the offensive and defensive schemes of that period.
|39 weeks 3 days ago||That is covered in the Kenpom||
That is covered in the Kenpom article.
|41 weeks 21 hours ago||Ohio State Buckeyes - The||
Ohio State Buckeyes - The Breakfast of Champions!
|41 weeks 4 days ago||Tiredness analysis is somewhat incomplete||
While the analysis of the conference tournament champions is valuable, teams that lose in the Big Ten tournament final should also be examined for any tiredness effect. They play just as many games (or more) over the course of the tournament as the champion.
For a bigger sample size which would provide more significant results, the analysis could also be expanded to include ACC, SEC, Big East, Big 12 and Pac 10 tourney champs and runners up. Presumably, any tiredness effect would apply or not apply to those conference championship participants as well.
|42 weeks 3 days ago||Ring around the collar||
l love how having the "Go Blue rally cry printed on the inside collar of each jersey" will evoke team unity and spirit. I hope they didn't include something similar for other teams, lest we lose the advantage that comes from wearing them.
|51 weeks 5 days ago||A genuinely nice guy||
I covered the basketball team for the Daily the 1975-76 season that ended with the loss to Indiana in the national championship game. Coach Orr allowed gave us free rein to attend practices. I would go several afternoons a week. His office door at State and Hoover was always open and we would often just swing by his office with no appointment and sit down and talk basketball.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||Gallon||
Gallon was supposed to leak out to the right, but he got chucked and couldn't finish the route.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||The comparison is distorted||
The comparison is distorted by all the non-conference home games played against cupcakes. The way to control for that would be to compare only home and away conference records over the time period. That would be a better comparison.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Gardner one yard short of Big 10 record||
Devin Gardner's 584 yards of total offense was one yard short of the Big Ten record of 585 set in 1980 by Illinois QB David Wilson vs Ohio State. Wilson had 621 yards passing and -36 yards rushing The Illini lost that game 49-42.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||x 3||
Abe Woodson was also from the Big Ten.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Tie among 2||
1976 at Ohio State my senior year - Michigan 22, OSU 0.
1997 at Penn State.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||1962||
I was about to turn 7 years old and it was my first Michigan game of any kind. Michigan was destroyed 17-0 by the Gophers led by Carl Eller and Bobby Bell. The game was not as close as the score indicated. Michigan could not do anything at all on offense, finishing with 50 yards total offense (96 passing and negative 46 rushing).
Michigan did have some promising sophomores on the team including Bob Timberlake, John Henderson, and Mel Anthony. Two years later they teamed with another great group of sophs - Jim Detwiler, Rick Volk, Frank Nunley and others -- to win the Big Ten and Rose Bowl.
My second Michigan game was also versus Minnesota and this time Michigan destroyed the Gophers, 49-0.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Thanks for posting, I didn't||
Thanks for posting, I didn't get to see the tribute on Saturday.
My mom was in a speech class with Tom Harmon at UM. A recent refugee from Europe, she had no idea who he was. After class one day, she came back and told everyone at the dining hall about this great looking guy that had given a great speech. She told them his name was Tom Harmon and they freaked out and she had no idea what the fuss was about.
That was my mother's "cool story bro."