that's unfortunate, but at least the interest is there on both sides
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|1 week 3 days ago||Negative on that, the Five||
Negative on that, the Five were Melle Mel, C-O-W-B-O-Y, Raheem, Mr. Ness, Kid Creole....
Don't touch me cuz I'm close to the edge
|1 week 3 days ago||The Bad Boys didn't "start"||
The Bad Boys didn't "start" anything... they just perfected stuff!
|1 week 3 days ago||Have a tasty beverage Fred||
Have a tasty beverage Fred Jackson!
|1 week 4 days ago||Ok, how about not better, but not bad? Duke did||
Ok, how about not better, but not bad? Duke did not have an unathletic player out there of any color or creed.
I was B1G all the way but cumong, Duke defends and made BIG shots when the game was on the line. Tyus Jones' 3s, Okafor's scoop shot while Kaminsky hugged him...winners right there! I'm not sure how the outcome may have been different if that out of bounds had been called off the microscopic touch of Winslow's fingertip, but the better team won that game no doubt!
|1 week 5 days ago||To which do you refer? The||
To which do you refer? The most recent Super Bowl, or the post expressing panic about our recruiting starz?
If it's the SB to which you refer, I truly do not feel a SB, with over 100 players from multiple college classes, represents a small sample size about the importance of starz.
if it was the post you referred to, then carry on...
|1 week 5 days ago||File this reply to any & all||
File this reply to any & all future posts you might consider making regarding recruiting:
HARBAUGH > Starz
|1 week 5 days ago||Sorry, Tater crushed it! Tim||
Sorry, Tater crushed it! Tim Tebow wants his Urban glasses back Occa!!!
|2 weeks 3 hours ago||And Zooropa, an unappreciated||
And Zooropa, an unappreciated masterpiece!
|2 weeks 11 hours ago||I'm a native townie, grew up in Burns Park... I||
I'm a native townie, grew up in Burns Park... I was at the 1st Hash Bash - with my PARENTS! I can tell you that by the time I finished HS a a Verrry long time ago Hash Bash was already just an open invitation to the entire Detroit area's losers of all ages to gather in beautiful Ann Arbor to trash the place!
All political meaning evaporated with the reduction of the penalty for personal use quantity of weed to a $5 fine around 35 years ago. So after that it wasn't a gathering with a point, it was a sloppy party. Those can have their place no doubt, but the unwillingness of the attendees to clean up after themselves and respect the residents of A2 soured me on HB before the 80s had dawned!
|3 weeks 6 days ago||See, how I think this site works is if you log||
See, how I think this site works is if you log enough comments to other posts, eventually they let YOU make your own posts. <>
That being said, approaching 100 people have read and replied to the question posted. Soo... maybe the OP filled a niche we didn't know we needed filled?
So as long as I read the OP and already replied, I'll answer the stoopid question:
Harbaugh DID coach my favorite NFL team and I passionately rooted for the 49ers to choke & die last year to ensure they'd part ways with JH. So, that happened. And now I'll never root for them again as long as Jed is running the show with his toady Baalke.
OK, question answered!
|4 weeks 6 hours ago||First of all - thanks for||
First of all - thanks for your thoughtful responses. I've been a "member" on here for over 5 years now but I'm pretty sure this is the most back & forth I've had with one of the actual paid staff (although you or maybe Ace threatened me with a banhammer once for being maybe too arch in a disagreement with TIMMAY).
I'm glad we came to a place where we agree on the proper usage of frosh - the Jarrod example is spot on. In other posts I thought you'd mentioned Bolden or Gedeon as guys who should've redshirted, but didn't they play essentially that same role if not greater?
And - don't you wish we had a better example to use than Dymonte vs Marvin?!
Two of the most hyped - and therefore to this point most disappointing - players to come to U of M in years. I guess it wouldn't be far off to call either of them the Defensive Shane? Well at least Dymonte and Shane have a chance to star still.
Marvin is one of the prime examples of why I don't like high-starz guys to commit too early... at least at Michigan it only leads to heartbreak. Grady, Mallett, Marvin, Pipkins, Dymonte, Shane - fair to say these are the highest rated guys to come to Michigan in the starz era? (barring Jabrill and last year was no kind of omen to disprove my fears!)
I'd love it if you (or they) would prove me wrong - again!
|4 weeks 9 hours ago||OK I honestly thought he'd||
OK I honestly thought he'd included OL & QB in the original post. If it wasn't in there until the back & forth began I apologize and say good job showing him how virtually EVERY OL that ever stepped foot on a collegiate football field would benefit from a redshirt. Most QB too, really probably every player below superstar level would be bertter in a possible 5th year.
I'll stand by my conclusion though that if a freshman earns a spot on a REAL 2-deep (i.e. actually plays the position in meaningful snaps during games) they shoud be used.
I can't see how good they could possibly be 4 years away could be a better bet than them helping you now? Your betting 1 cent for a sure $20 hypothesis (if I have that part right?) was no better than his saying virtually all players should play as frosh, even a few snaps on special teams are beneficial.
Neither seemed very based in reality...
|4 weeks 12 hours ago||What?! How could any M fan NOT remember that?! I||
What?! How could any M fan NOT remember that?! I mean, even be a little fuzzy on the recollection?!
Honestly, priorities and all that, but... I have 0 doubt I'll forget my wife's name & kid's birthday before I forget what Trey did that night. AND Mitch while we're talking KU game and '13 tournament in general. And Nik vs Fla. ..and Spike & the Gotdommed refs vs Louisville. ..
|4 weeks 12 hours ago||I'm glad you brought up the Lankows debate again||
I'm glad you brought up the Lankows debate again here Seth because I got around to it too late to post any comments - much as I may have here?!
In this post you mention in passing that he excluded OL & QB from his "no redshirt" argument. But in refuting him and listing players who gave Michigan great value from their 5th year on the team you listed around 70% OL and numerous QBs. And not just once either, you did it a few times.
If the suggestion to forego redshirts in the interest of cycling more players through the program is that poor, you shouldn't need to ignore it's central caveat to make your points. Amirite?
After reading all the arguments for and against I actually came away agreeing with using any frosh who'd earned a place on the 2-deep and stashing the rest. Which is basically what Hoke did. ..he just didn't use them effectively or develop them well. Therefore - HARBAUGH!
|4 weeks 13 hours ago||Luv some Coach B, but were we "spectacular" during||
Luv some Coach B, but were we "spectacular" during the NJIT-EMU-AZ-forgot the others stretch? While still at full strength mind you!
That was the strangest, most unrepresentative of Beilein's track record string of games in his time here. I have yet to see it fully explained/rationalized in the all the series of hoops post-mortems on this blog. Anyone?
|4 weeks 13 hours ago||Cmon...that took too long for the payoff! He had||
Cmon...that took too long for the payoff! He had her at Hello...
|4 weeks 13 hours ago||That was Warren Buffet! That's how he made all his||
That was Warren Buffet! That's how he made all his money...don't they teach American history in school anymore? !
|4 weeks 13 hours ago||Well then, she won't finish with a perfect||
Well then, she won't finish with a perfect bracket...
Kansas?! From the Mighty Big 12? Beating Wichita seems like a stretch, much less ND, Kentucky and then the winner of the Wiscy-AZ draw.
But hey! 32 & F*n 0 so far pat yourself on the back! Some pools do reward best 1st round, so maybe she's got that goin for her?!
|5 weeks 3 days ago||The coaches may indeed find the "best option" -||
The coaches may indeed find the "best option" - but unfortunately that doesn't mean our best option is real good... y'know?!
Quick, I'll spot you 2 Wolverines (Leach, Henne) - now name a decent number of other true frosh starting QBs that did much winning. .. seems pretty rare.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Bodog & UMfan21 = old farts||
Bodog & UMfan21 = old farts with no influence whatsoever on the youth of today...
That being said, all of us reading recruiting updates get a chuckle out of your wit & wisdom!
|6 weeks 4 days ago||In the H4: pt. 2 post Seth||
In the H4: pt. 2 post Seth discussed a former #1 overall draft pick QB who floundered and fumbled his way through a thoroughly mediocre pro career until JH arrived to turn it around. Untimely injuries, constant turnover in the OC position, all nearly the exact same circumstances Shane has experienced, going back to HS.
I'll give him at least Spring practice to get a feel for the Harbaugh Way before I write him off. My impression of Shane since HS has been loves the limelight, the twitters & instagrams, envisions himself the Justin Timberlake QB. We'll see if adapting to an intense teacher/competitor will click with him.
One difference in JH embracing and investing in Alex Smith and our QB situation now: There was literally no other option on the 49ers, with the lockout looming. Harbaugh has as many options as he feels like committing schollies to here...
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Accuracy is pretty important||
Accuracy is pretty important at SS too... find another comp. Water balloon fights?
|6 weeks 4 days ago||No that was Lloyd's regime at||
No that was Lloyd's regime at the end, and you forgot GrrAnimals...
Then people said RR was too mean and vulgar, and that plus his tempo drove players away...
Hoke re-introduced physicality, but the pace was too slow and the players lost the conditioning "edge"...
And now, like Goldilocks in the forest, we've found "just right"...
And happiness shall reign, but I'm afraid not for Shane.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||And Lo - at the end of the||
And Lo - at the end of the comments there appeared a man (ok a sponge) who gets it...
|6 weeks 4 days ago||See the problem with that||
See the problem with that take is that the buckeyes I know are perfectly happy to let Michigan QBs win in the NFL as long as theirs are winning in college...if y'know what I mean?!
Trade a few SBs for a NC myself!
|6 weeks 4 days ago||I believe there's some||
I believe there's some validity to that "meme" - and perhaps it's one of the fundamental causes of fissures in the Harbaugh-Baalke relationship.
But as an avid (now former) 49er fan and Harbaugh-backer (before he signed with Michigan, now we are all in his corner) the primary problem with Kap in '14 was multiple injuries and holdouts on the OL, along with the departure in free agency of Michigan-man C Jonathan Goodwin.
That much turmoil and inconsistency along the line will give any QB problems, and the potential mixed messages on how best to develop Kap, if not outright war between management saying preserve him while Jim knew he had to win immediately to keep the job, in my opinion were the reasons for Kap's apparent step back.
In short, I think JH will continue to be the outstanding recruiter and developer of QBs he had been prior to '14, the turmoil in SF was an aberration...
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Actually, yeah... I finally||
Actually, yeah... I finally found one I agree with. CWebb travelled like a mofo, he did. But like the Clowney hit, the universe corrected the call almost immediately. Has the universe EVER corrected the phantom TD yet, 35 years later!!??
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Just...||
WORST post ever on Mgoblog, Garde. And that's saying something brother!
You have my permission to GTFO of this blog and all things related to Michigan athletics... you can keep your degree if you earned one, but don't come to any more games. You hear me Garde??!!
|7 weeks 2 days ago||1st of all - nice catch on||
1st of all - nice catch on this being the worst calls to go FOR us thread!
2nd - apparently there's never been a bad call in our favor, because I haven't seen any mentioned so far that someone else didn't immediately follow up with "But that was the correct call, the rule is just bad"
3rd - C'mon, weren't even born yet when the phantom TD happened??!!??!! I was a freshman who absolutely idolized Rick Leach (got an A in Freshman Comp by writing a piece far pre-dating modern analytics detailing how Leach should have won the Heisman over Billy Sims using yds per play, % of team's offense responsible for). Two of the greatest crimes against (Michigan) humanity of my lifetime were robbing Leach of that Rose Bowl and Bo of his last game (also vs SC) with a TURRRIBLE holding call on a fake punt.
I haven't read the other thread yet because I was more interested in seeing if anyone on this blog would say a bad call had ever gone in our favor - I've not been disappointed! Go Blue!!!
EDIT: Hey look, the very next guy, suspiciously named after the ohio mascot, finally posted a bad call in our favor and no one argued it - they even upvoted the opinion piece!!
|7 weeks 3 days ago||I have a thoery about this||
I have a thoery about this "trend" in interviewing Burgers - I also come from a media background, degree in Journalism & Broadcast Communications.
We never would have been allowed to get by with such sloppy practices "back in my day"...but now you turn on ESPN you see their most esteemed journalists (OK not Bob Ley, but just about anyone younger than 40ish), guys who get plumb assignments like Tom Rinaldi - they all employ the "talk about..." form of questioning.
So my theory is it presents as much less confrontational to the interviewee than a direct question. It leaves it open to address only the parts of the general topic the subject feels like addressing. And if it's just general platitudes they feel like spouting (which is all you'll ever get from JH unless he feels like rambling onto a side topic like how the nativity and pagan rituals around the celebration of the New Year equate to spring practice), well that's just what the reporter and their public have to settle for!
It's a small but important part of the "dumbing down" of everything we're experiencing with the explosion of electronic media.