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- Michigan didn't know how to use him--we constantly tried to run sweeps with him outside because speed. That worked against Northwestern in a deluge because their linebackers couldn't get traction in the mud. It didn't work any other time.
- 1998-2000 was Anthony Thomas, who got pretty much every yard Fargas would have if Justin had stuck around to siphon off carries.
- When Fargas was a senior we had Chris Perry and BJ Askew--again, Fargas wouldn't have performed appreciably better than either of those two.
OT: What do you see in this picture?
Semi-OT: Need some Advice
OT - Favorite Headphones
OT: Faster than the speed of light?
OT: Jorts, what you need to know and how you can help.
OT: A supernatural question
Where should I go for lunch?
OT - Favorite Seinfeld Episode
- Roundtree: yanked last minute from Purdue, earning the "Snake Oil" meme.
- Odoms: 100% Rodriguezian Florida muck rabbit-chasing slot bug.
- Gallon: Kind of like Odoms except with more stars
- Stonum: recruited by Carr. Solid 4-star
- Hemingway: Carr recruit--remember he was interviewed constantly by the SEC recruiting people after The Horror and asked if he's solid because why would a South Carolina kid go Michigan when the Big Ten sucks ESS EEE SEE!
- Grady19: Kevin Grady's little brother. Was on the basketball team, wasn't getting minutes
|4 days 3 hours ago||It's a long drive back to||
It's a long drive back to West Bloomfield from ann arbor. Shut up.
|5 days 14 hours ago||I wouldn't go that far.||
I wouldn't go that far. Tressel was a very good football coach, and the only freshman to be a significant part of the 2002 team was Maurice Clarett, who would have gone to Ohio State regardless because he is the human embodiment of Tressel's Ohio State.
Their 2002 team was lucky, but Henson beating them in 2001 doesn't change anything about it.
|5 days 14 hours ago||Fargas was a good running||
Fargas was a good running back but:
|5 days 15 hours ago||Kansas. One football game in||
Kansas. One football game in Ann Arbor and a home-and-home in hoops. They'd love to get a team like Michigan on their basketball schedule to pad their RPI (our basketball teams with that one year's exception tend to do worse in the early season than the late).
Too bad we missed the Charlie Weiss era. Anyway they're a fun Power 5 program that probably won't threaten the football team and also will be recognizeable to fans, and would lead to a pair of really interesting basketball games.
Also would like a home and home with any SEC team but the SEC is very careful not to ever let one of its teams play an out-of-conference game in the frozen, 70-degree temperatures in Michigan in late September.
|6 days 9 hours ago||Ouch man. I killed that||
Ouch man. I killed that paragraph soon after posting--was trying to say "this isn't about the state" by arguing against obviously false underwritten assertions. But it didn't need the extra layers to make the point.
Thesis is at the top. Conclusion is at the bottom where it says "Conclusions?"
|6 days 9 hours ago||He DID have a decided||
He DID have a decided schematic advantage afterall. This is one hell of a scheme.
|6 days 10 hours ago||They're one and the same.||
They're one and the same. Michigan had several JV iterations before that. Orr jumped on it and packed the roster with whatever he could find. But I'll rework to clarify that.
|1 week 4 hours ago||That march has to have words.||
That march has to have words. I must learn them.
|1 week 1 day ago||OT: 2016 Camaro||
OT: 2016 Camaro
|1 week 3 days ago||Sometime soon after the||
Sometime soon after the kickstarter is funded we'll send out a link to a webform where you fill out where you want it sent. Just use the same email address so I can match you.
I NEVER SEE YOUR BILLING ADDRESS. That is handled by Amazon through their secure system so you don't have to give billing info to a blogger.
Repeat: I NEVER SEE YOUR BILLING ADDRESS. The address you provide when you fill out the webform on our store is the address it will go to.
|1 week 4 days ago||On the other hand I commend||
On the other hand I commend your use of alcohol to erase all memory of Talbott playing dime back in 2010, when opponents saw Michgian's depth chart and decided they'd go 4-wide all day and Michigan had to use Talbott and Avery together on half their downs. This happened. It didn't go very well.
|1 week 4 days ago||You should know this||
You should know this Ace!
Bandit: The weakside slot player (counts as a safety), 2/3rds safety, 1/3rd outside linebacker in a 3-4. Like the Spur except doesn't take on tight ends--often tracks down slot receviers in space. Jordan Kovacs played this except when they idiotically made him the free safety a few games in 2009. Furman was recruited to be a Bandit.
Spur: The strongside slot player (counts as a linebacker). 2/3rds outside linebacker, 1/3rd safety. "Meat raw" version of bandit--this means he takes on tight end blocks sometimes. Stevie Brown played this, then it was a rotation of Thomas Gordon, Carvin Johnson, and later Cameron Gordon. M-Rob was recruited to be a Spur. So was Brandin Hawthorne and a few others.
Spinner: The nominal strongside linebacker (counts as linebacker). 50% linebacker, 50% defensive end. This is where they put Roh when they had him in a 2-point stance. They also used JB Fitz here. The Spinner can back out in a true 3-3-5 or often comes down to line up like 4-3 over SDE but GERG didn't know how to use him so he had this guy in coverage all the time. Jake Ryan was recruited to play this. If Shawn Crable had infinite eligibility, or Pierre Woods for that matter, they would have been perfect for it.
|1 week 4 days ago||At a bar in Nashville||
At a bar in Nashville visiting my best friend the weekend before a trade show I had to be there for. I think the "Bush Push" happened the same night.
|1 week 4 days ago||OT: Faster than the speed of light?||
Your trains would be ripped apart by the pressure of Earth's atmosphere. Ultimately at speeds approaching the speed of light it's too difficult to keep any arrangement of molecules from running into each other and igniting fusion. That's why faster than light and near light speed postulating keeps coming back to warp: fold a bit of space so you're floating in a total 0 Kelvin vacuum while accelerating and creating a very angry ripple all around you (that doesn't accidentally destroy a star system it passes through).
The train theory is close to what they do at CERN except it's magnetic fields instead of trains. There are two "tracks" they accelerate and then they'll merge the tracks along the circle right where their recording equipment.
|1 week 4 days ago||Too off topic||
Killed a bunch of threads that are way too OT. Let's keep threads to things that would be of interest to people coming to Michigan sports blog. Otherwise things like the Creaning of two more players gets shoved off the list before a lot of people have seen it.
Offseason off-topic: Has to be at least tangentially related to Michigan sports fans interests.
In-Season off-topic: Other NCAA teams, general U-M and Ann Arbor things, B1G things.
Always on topic: Michigan athletics things, Michigan opponent things
|1 week 4 days ago||That's called the "profit."||
That's called the "profit." Brian and I don't pay ourselves--not even for our own writing--from this until all the overhead is covered. We set the kickstarter to cover the general overhead of production. If it makes just $30k we did it for free. That's not exact--each backer creates overhead because books are not cheap to produce or mail and t-shirts are even more expensive. Afterwards we gamble on how many to print for aftermarket sales, and there's still extra shipping costs and whatnot we accrue. Basically the kickstarter covers the things you get in the kickstarter, including producing the book. After that we try to make money because wives get pretty upset when we don't.
FWIW the breakdown is 30% to Seth, 30% to Brian, 40% to the site. HTTV proceeds are most of the capital for ventures like when we bought a new server and now for the grand site redesign Brian will get to one of these days.
|1 week 6 days ago||I was asked to participate in||
Because we were doing HTTV with that group I was asked to participate in the advance conversations that led to Webber's book. It's going to rival Pete Rose for most fictional biography in sports. You'll note nobody would publish it except the creep who promised to get HTTV in every store to get us to print way too many copies, then let your books sit on the shelves for weeks and sold diddly shit.
Webber is going to end up with a lot of boxes of unsold books at his own expense. The two deserve each other.
|1 week 6 days ago||The WR depth chart when I arrived at Michigan (1998)||
Split End: Tai Streets (Sr), Diallo Johnson (Sr), Marquise Walker (Fr)
Flanker: Markus Knight (Jr), David Terrell (Fr)
Y-Tight End: Jerame Tuman (Sr), Mark Campbell (Sr), Bill Seymour (So)
U-Tight End: Aaron Shea (Sr), Shawn Thompson (So)
They were pretty good.
|1 week 6 days ago||Rodriguez||
I wrote an article for MGo when the 2010 receiver class was being assembled called "Whence the Receivers" about how RR planned to make constant 4-verts the next iteration of his spread offense. Instead that happened at Ohio State. FMML.
|1 week 6 days ago||Well shit.||
|2 weeks 4 days ago||How would these kids get||
How would these kids get "burned?"
I thought the contempt for the public was rather Brandonesque. That this wasn't meant for the public was part of its charm because the performance was uniquely genuine. And the arrangement seemed meant for this informality--it is after all just Michigan's fight song and chants. Michigan fans loved it and that fact could mean a lot to the students and their department. Certainly we could live without it, but there ought to be a good reason to deny it to the public once it's already been viewed by four times the capacity of Michigan Stadium, not the other way around.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Have you checked your email||
Have you checked your email inbox lately? MGoBlog is a magical place where things you wish for can suddenly appear.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||BioDIEPsel is my brother and||
BioDIEPsel is my brother and occasionally me. Anyone with "DIEP" in their names are people I play with.
Make sure you yell lots of GO BLUE! and anti-Spartan crap when you find them because they're all Sparties.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Just a clerical mistake||
Just a clerical mistake because Madej was still live-updating roster data in 2012 when Denard had to play RB, and isn't around now to check off everything licensed for these kinds of mistakes.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Everyone--EVERYONE--is. We||
Everyone--EVERYONE--is. We know theirs, they know ours. There are degrees, particularly degrees of involvement of the coaches (some coaches you have to hide it from, some coaches will turn you if they catch you but won't act on suspicion, some coaches tell you to go talk to Mister X) and the program.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Thinly veiled? I said it||
Thinly veiled? I said it pretty overtly.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I agreed with you that I was||
I agreed with you that I was stunned Brady fell so far, though I wasn't on Montana level. My basis was Griese was an okay quarterback at that point in history, and I knew Brady was way better than Griese. His '99 comebacks (Indiana needed one, and then the Orange Bowl) sold me on him; in '98 I wasn't a fan so I had to come a long way.
Re:Dhani, I thought he'd be great. His name was just always being spoken on TV, or as the tackler in the Big House, or around campus for some poetry thing or whatever. Dhani seemed like the defense's superstar after Woodson. Him or Renes.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||He did well for those around||
He did well for those around him. Remember he centered the best line in hockey for a few years with Naslund and Bertuzzi.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Huh?||
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I can't tell you how much I||
I can't tell you how much I appreciate this comment. Thank you.