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|1 day 10 hours ago||Whoa, whoa, whoa, you mean||
Whoa, whoa, whoa, you mean that I might not be able to break out my "Even LeBron Hates Ohio" t-shirt anymore? That makes me sad.
Of course, having LeBron reject Cleveland again and being able to print up, "LeBron Still Hates Ohio" would be delightful.
|1 day 10 hours ago||Creepy Indeed.||
Purdue's mascot could've understudied for the creepy clown head that Richard Kiel's character Jaws wore in the Bond film, "Moonraker".
|1 day 15 hours ago||Well, at least Bolier fans||
Well, at least Bolier fans will now have something to cry into during the game.....
|2 days 10 hours ago||Deepest condolences to you||
Deepest condolences to you and your family.
I didn't know your father, yet from what I can glean from the above picture of a man resplendent in mustache, shirt, tie, and stocking feet, with an ear-to-ear grin at midfield of Michigan Stadium, I have reached the obvious conclusion that your father was awesome.
|2 days 11 hours ago||Heisman Trophy Winner, Devin||
Heisman Trophy Winner, Devin Gardner.
|2 days 11 hours ago||I Believe in Harvey Dent!|
|2 days 14 hours ago||OK, I'll Take a Crack at It||
Michigan's Coaching Staff vs. MSU
Recruiting - Michigan - This isn't even a contest. Michigan consistently pulls in better talent than Michigan State year-in and year-out. Despite all the snide remarks about MSU "recruiting nationally" and dominating the state, the truth is that, with few exceptions, Michigan gets the kids it wants from the state and around the country and MSU makes due with what it left.
Player Development - MSU - Hard to argue that State doesn't squeeze every last ounce of football out of every player they recruit. In the long run Hoke may flip the script on this, but right now, it's not a contest.
Scheme - Push - Sparty's version of Tresselball versus whatever the hell we're going to do under Nussmeier. I don't think either staff has demonstrated an advantage in this area despite MSU's head-to-head success against Michigan.
Game Management - Push - Hoke is cool with gambling on 4th down and Dantonio has "Little Giants". We called the wrong 2 point conversion play against OSU last year and Dantonio replaced Cook with Maxwell in the ND game. I think both staffs are pretty equivalent.
Public Relations - Michigan - This isn't even close either. Hoke's vanilla approach to the media is such that an offiside comment about Gardner not being the for certain starting QB during spring practice erupts into an internet firestorm. Dantonio meanwhile is prickly in a way that makes Lloyd Carr cringe, treating Michigan assistant coaches rudely, snide remarks about "where's the threat?", and generally coming off as an immature dick. His handling of Glenn Winston, Nerdgate, and so on eclipses anything that Michigan's dealt with during Hokes tenure. The only thing keeping Dantonio in good standing from a PR perspective is his team's performance on the field, which if that takes a turn for the worse....suddenly all the other things will probably become a much bigger deal.
|2 days 14 hours ago||The outcome of this game||
The outcome of this game seems to affect ND more than it does us. If Michigan loses, they still have the conference title to play for. If the Irish lose, they are behind the eight ball early in the year since their goal is to win the MNC.
I'd be curious to see how this analysis shakes out on the Irish side of the equation....and oh yeah, fuck Notre Dame.
|2 days 15 hours ago||Slight Edge to OSU?||
Caveat: This conversation is probably premature since Hoke's staff has undergone such a significant reshuffle that we haven't been able to properly assess yet, but here goes....
Recruiting Talent - OSU - You can argue that recruiting at OSU is not nearly as challenging as it is at Michigan since you're the sole big player in a talent rich state, but you still have to keep your big targets at home and OSU for the most part hasn't lost many head-to-heads with Michigan in this department.
Player Development - Push - Both Hoke and Meyer haven't been around long enough to really assess this metric accurately. OSU has sent the most players to the NFL the past two years, but Michigan has been running a close 2nd in that time. Both programs have done a good job of keeping their recuits in the program thusfar as well. Development of talent along the DL and OL remains a concern for Michigan, but I'm still not ready to hand the award to Urban's crew quite yet.
Scheme - OSU - Slight edge to OSU in this regard. Meyer's teams score points and Michigan has just been inconsistent in this regard. Again, Nussmeier might come in this season and flip the script on this equation, but OSU has gone 24-2 under Meyer that past two seasons. Hard to argue against that kind of performance.
Game Management - Michigan - This is hard to compare since OSU hasn't been in nearly as many tight squeezes under Meyer as Michigan has during Hoke's tenure, but Brady seems comfortable with taking risks on 4th down without being reckless, and the decisions for the most part seem like the right ones. Even last year's two point conversoin call at the end of the OSU game seems like the right call even though the playcall was suspect and the execution was...well let's not pick at that scab.
Public Relations - Push - Both programs approach to the media is to keep information to a slow trickle and engage in mundane coachspeak. Both Hoke and Meyer seem to handle bad publicity pretty well with the occasional black mark. Again, I think OSU coaches have an easier time with this in Ohio since the media there are not really in the business of trying to dig up dirt on such a beloved institution compared to Michigan where you have...yeah, f#*k the Free Press.
|3 days 13 hours ago||I don't think anybody would||
I don't think anybody would deny that the team has talent as well as depth of talent at many positions. The jury is still out on whether Hoke and his staff can develop that talent and get the best out of it. At this point, that's really what we're all waiting to see.
|1 week 9 hours ago||Plus||
It's not just sales of jerseys with the Number 16 spiking, it's how retailers stock large quantities of jerseys in only certain numbers that just happen to correllate with the some high profile players currently on the roster are wearing. I was in Ann Arbor last weekend and wandered into the M Den and the only football jersey you could buy off the rack was Number 98. Now talking heads like Delaney and Brandon will probably claim coincidence or honoring the memory of Tom Harmon so some other lie like that, but it's obviously bullshit.
|1 week 10 hours ago||So if you're Tyler Durden,||
So if you're Tyler Durden, and CTRL-B you is Robert Paulson....shouldn't the name of this blog be Project Mayhem?
|1 week 1 day ago||Let's Not Forget....||
Yeah, and if the mad scramble to win at Northwestern and the stampede blitz to stop Akron cold on their final play don't get executed the call for Hoke's head is even more strident. Truth is that while Michigan was a few plays away from being better than 7-6, they were also just a couple away from being worse too.
I think Michigan is set up to surprise folks this season too and calls for this to be a make or break year are premature, but you know sports columnists are going to sports column...
|1 week 1 day ago||Seems apropos...|
|1 week 1 day ago||Really?||
Really? You're casting App State into the role of a bully, twice Michigan's size, that torments them on a daily basis? I'm not sure your analogy is apropos....
|1 week 2 days ago||Waffles for breakfast?||
Scrambled eggs, sausage, hash browns, bitches...
|1 week 3 days ago||It's not. According to this||
It's not. According to this we also play Minnesota 4 times on the road and none at Yost. Clearly this schedule is only a draft and not complete.
|2 weeks 8 hours ago||Hey Belgium....||
YOU ARE NEXT!
|2 weeks 8 hours ago||(No subject)|
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Taping Someone's Ass?||
Isn't that the thing that Andrew Clark got detention for in "The Breakfast Club"?
|2 weeks 4 days ago||I don't think any less than||
I don't think any less than they had last year. But when we shifted over from the CCHA to the B1G last year you did lose the first round CCHA home game tickets that came with your season ticket package previously, because who would want those when we can all travel to St. Paul to watch the B1G hockey tournament, amirite?
|2 weeks 4 days ago||NSFMF||
Oh come now, Ghana has been a thorn in the side of the US since the dawning of the Republic. Right up there with the Soviet Union, the British Empire, and the Confederacy. Don't criticize the WWL for playing up the angle that Americans HATE GHANA SO MUCH!!!!
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Prices||
Endzone - $340
Sideline/Mid-Endzone - $395
Center Ice - $475
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Peppers on Kick Returns?||
I've only got one thing to say to that....
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I'm not certain he was trying||
I'm not certain he was trying to comment on the quality of our kickoff return unit, but on how the recent rule changes instituted by the NCAA have made touchbacks on kickoffs almost a foregone conclusion.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I Love This...||
Can't. Stop. Laughing.
I find myself imagining what Michigan would look like doing this celebration after a TD with Derrick Green in the role of the landed fish.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Campus in Autumn||
That first stroll through the West Engineering arch into the Diag on a Saturday morning in October. The leaves have turned all shades of orange and brown, those that have fallen are crunching under your feet, there's a slight chill and crispness in the air, and Michigan is going to play football in a few hours.
I can't wait for my children to be old enough to experience days like that.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Yea!||
This statement just made me smile because you know deep down in the hearts of our enemies, it just annoys the hell out of them.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I hate the "Michigan Man"||
I hate the "Michigan Man" meme. I think it leans far too heavily on a Schembechlerian ethos that limits how our program can grow and evolve and until we can rid outselves of the millstone, Michigan will struggle to achieve it's full potential.
|3 weeks 7 hours ago||It's not that I believe it's||
It's not that I believe it's true, but that it could turn out to be true. The idea of being back to going through another coaching search with endless threads about Flight Tracker, and Harbaugh, and The Process....oh go, please no....