"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
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|8 weeks 5 days ago||MSU is at OSU this year||
You have this incorrect under the osu entry:
It won't get that opportunity until November 21, when it travels to East Lansing
|28 weeks 12 hours ago||Black sheep||
I grew up in Ohio so most of my childhood friends were osu fans. I am part of a large catholic family and they are all notre dame fans. So by the time I hit high school I was sick of not fan bases and turned blue.
|35 weeks 5 days ago||Nicholson||
I too will never understand how/why Hoke stopped recruiting Nicholson. He had Michigan in his top group, was setting up his official visit to the ND UTL game, and then Michigan calls him and tells him 'no thanks'.
He starred on special teams last year, started 3 games and got extensive action in just about every game - all as a true frosh. He then went on to have a good track and field season (finished in the top 10 at the Big Ten championships in long jump and hurdles). He is the total package - size, strength, speed. I strongly believe he will be the next star in the MSU secondary and be a first round draft pick.
One note: Nicholson was never looking at Northwestern. His final 3 were MSU, FSU and Pitt.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||My thoughts exactly||
If you replace Fort Wayne with Pittsburgh, and your grandma with my grandpa, we would have similar stories. This game is huge within my family. Now we have nothing to bicker about in college football in the upcoming seasons.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Section 4, Row 4||
Me and my 3 kids - we go to the home opener every year. Driving in from Pittsburgh, PA in a few hours.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||First order of business||
Free the Fab Five
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Agree with the board||
Love the moves - Brandy is great and Dierdorf is proven.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||I don't think this has anything to do with McGary||
Horford is a different breed - he is doing what is best for him, and he likely can care less about McGary's decision. He likely just wants a change of scenery and to explore the world. Playing time/basketball may be secondary to him right now. Honestly - he will be a backup center at any major top 40 program, or a starter at a smaller school. He never seemed happy this year - but I thought that was maybe his personality?
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Washington is visiting MSU, right?||
Thought I saw on Twitter a later post from Brandon saying there was a miscommunication and he was visiting MSU not UM?
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Please come to Pittsburgh||
Michigan playing in Pittsburgh next year would be great, as I live in Pittsburgh. I already plan on going to the first/second round regardless - so Michigan being there would be icing on the cake. Those games will be sold out - Pittsburgh has a good track record of hosting the NCAA tourney.
Agree with an earlier post - the committee can't have us going to Columbus - that would be brutal. Even Cleveland in the regional finals is not great, in my opinion. I hope Cleveland only being 2 hours from AA would drown out the home town osu crowd.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Penguins still won the game||
Wings fans can have the streak - I will take the win (and the division title too). I would welcome a first round series with Detroit. Being a Pittsburgh guy - would make for some nice trash talking on here.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||This is good for us||
Team has played better at night all year. All our recent losses have been in the afternoon (Zona, WIsky, Iowa, Indiana).
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Da Raiders||
The Raiders now have to be the official team of MGOBLOG.
Any team that has Woodson and Woodley on it is a team that I will cheer for.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Will be watching where he goes||
I am not a huge NFL fan - mainy just cheer for Michigan alum. Thus - I am anxious to see where he lands. He is a great 3rd or 4th WR and great locker room leader.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||About right||
You could make an argument for being as high as 9 or 10 - but this is fine. Win these last 2, make at least the semis in the Big Ten tourney, and a 3 seed is guaranteed. A 2 seed may come with more top 10 upsets. Based on the carnage of ranked teams last week, more upsets are coming.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Always a good day||
when ohio loses in any sport - especially when they get upset by a bad team
|1 year 47 weeks ago||Early departures good news for UM so far||
ND loses Tuitt and Nix
PSU loses Robinson
Indiana loses Latimer
osu loses Shazier
|1 year 49 weeks ago||Agree||
100% - montae will play with a chip on his shoulder when he plays us
|1 year 49 weeks ago||Yes - UTL every year||
Brandon already said UM is planning to host one night game each year. PSU is the only logical 2014 game to do this. I am planning on it - already booked my hotel room.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||Gordon mix-up||
You have your Gordons mixed up. T Gordon has 2 picks. C Gordon has the forced fumble.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||Never had a chance||
I don't know why we held out hope for him for so long. It's crazy too - we stopped recruiting other safeties (read: Nicholson) with the hopes of JuJu coming. We need a big time safety with Peppers at corner - and now we likely aren't going to get one in this class.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||Yes we would||
In this age of social media, we would know if they were recruiting him again. Montae went on 4 officials already - Msu, fsu, Pitt, Oregon. He is scheduled to be back at Msu next week. We need to Stop that and make his last official the osu game.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||Agree about montae||
If we have additional scholarships - then we need to go back after Nicholson
|2 years 5 weeks ago||Most of this was made official yesterday||
The only exceptions on here are Florida in 2017 and Ball State in 2018. Everything else was confirmed by UM yesterday.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||Ferns tape impressive||
great ability to get off blocks and does not miss tackles
|2 years 7 weeks ago||Most scalpers I have ever seen||
I got tickets on StubHub in the summer, and I overpaid immensely. In my defense, I drive in from Pittsburgh, and stay the whole weekend, so I don't want to take any chances.
I have been to about 25 games in the past 15 years and I have never seen so many scalpers and low ticket prices. No exaggeration - there were easily 50 scalpers in the Crisler/Big House entrance trying to get rid of several tickets each for dirt cheap.
Also - that stadium was quite empty. There were two seats next to me empty, two seats next to my buddy were empty. There were 3 seats in front of us empty (all in section 4).
|2 years 8 weeks ago||I was at the 2005 game..||
What a depressing drive back to Pittsburgh that was. And I am going to the game this Saturday, so history better not repeat itself.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||My Mitch McGary autograph||
I have a maize M hat signed by Mitch - it is earning more money every day.....
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Ferns comment||
I went to the St Clairsville - Martins Ferry game on Friday night. I concur with Mr. Ferns - Michael had a great game. On offense, he ran the ball hard and caught a pass from the tight end position. On defense, he was either in on the tackle, or completely filled his gap so his team could make the tackle. He got hurt in the middle of the 3rd quarter, but came back on the last few drives of the game.
I was at the game with my two sons, and we all had Michigan gear on (in the heart of osu territory). After the game, he came over to us and talked to us for a few minutes. The next day, my son sent a tweet to him, and he responded back. Class act all the way - great football player - better person.
|2 years 13 weeks ago||Worst news ever||
I know Montae's family personally, and was really pulling for him to come to Michigan. He is a great kid - both on and off the football field - wish him all the best. I could sense UM was pressuring him to commit, and I think that turned him off. He wants to wait, take his officials - who can blame him.
PSU, Pitt and Oregon have to to be the leaders for him at this point.
Things change - I am still holding out hope.