At press time, Harbaugh had sent Michigan’s athletic department an envelope containing a heavily annotated seating chart, a list of the 63,000 seat views he had found unsatisfactory, and a glowing 70-page report on section 25, row 12, seat 9, which he claimed is “exactly what the great sport of football is all about.”
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|5 years 28 weeks ago||Kiffin||
It's about time Kiffin was locked in a room with William Shatner and had his fucking ass kicked.
|5 years 28 weeks ago||Ummm||
|5 years 28 weeks ago||Beeks||
Do you think you're cool because you walk around town with a briefcase full of orange juice reports handcuffed to your arm?
|5 years 28 weeks ago||Jimmy Potempa||
Used to get around campus in a Bitchin' tricked-out hearse.
|5 years 28 weeks ago||Cone||
Has been cloned.
We will have a Cone wearing the Winged Helmet for the next 1000 years.
|5 years 29 weeks ago||That's Easy||
The speculation on the USC roster and recruits about how we can fit them all in at Michigan.
|5 years 29 weeks ago||HAHAHA||
Everybody has been retiring Joe Paterno for 20 years now.
I'm actually thinking Schiano has his eyes on how Randy Shannon will do over the next year or so.
|5 years 29 weeks ago||Thank You Magnus||
You have addressed one of the many questions I had from that completely vague post Tom made.
Now, I have my OWN question: Tom, when you say Rich Rodriguez's "job secruity"--I didn't know Rich Rodriguez was working in security.
My question is: Security as in financial stuff? Or security as in Rodriguez is one of those meanies who puts the boot on a cute coed's car after she racks up thousands of dollars in unpaid parking tickets?
|5 years 29 weeks ago||I Agree||
I have worn out my cape and mask from running around defending the Big Ten for so many years now.
By day, I'm an unassuming agorophobe. By night, I am BIG TEN (It's Actually Eleven, I know STFU) MAN.
Faster than a speeding 340 lbs offensive lineman from Stanky's Carbuncle, Iowa...
More powerful than an Anti Rich Rodriguez Faction at Michigan
Drunker than Barry Alvarez in a hot tub with a cheerleader
It's BIG TEN (It's Actaully Eleven, I know STFU) MAN!
In next week's episode, Big Ten Man is engaged in an all out brawl at Horny's Hardy Har Har Comedy Club with 16 drunk bridal shower attendees...
"Goddammit! The Big Ten plays all their bowl games on the road in warm weather sites! You try to do that bitches!"
"Aww fuck you! Are you the stripper?"
"No. I am not. I am BIG TEN (It's Actually Eleven, I know STFU) MAN!"
"GIRLS! I've got 10 new dildos as gifts! Let's make sure they work! ATTACK!"
"WIAT! NO! The Big Ten just won four bowl games! NO NO HELLLLP MEEEEE OH GOD NOOOO!"
Tune in next week to hear Big Ten Man say, "WOW! A $32,000.oo bill to have 10 dildos removed from my asshole?"
|5 years 29 weeks ago||I Thought The Latest||
Announcement was that he WOULD take it after NLOID.
Hey, who the hell can blame him? He wants to have the thing in order, take some time off, and come back to a tight running ship.
|5 years 29 weeks ago||Forget Mr Gaussian, It's Simpler Than That||
If you are any form of a living being (or not), you will rub Michigan the wrong way.
|5 years 29 weeks ago||You're not supposed to talk about points||
Is the general rule here. But everyone does. And there are posts calling for people to get banned.
So I have a suggestion for you: Conduct a study that will quantify the posts where people discuss points and banning. In other words--give us a read about how this board may be taking on more of a playground mentality and overly concerned with peer pressure, fitting in, worrying about how much people like you--ALL the concerns of you average 13-year old junior high student.
I'm looking forward to your results.
|5 years 29 weeks ago||I'll Settle This||
Since we're going to have at least 5000 threads on something that has a very minscule chance of happening, if Calvin Magee takes the job, Michigan is doomed.
I've heard they will consider tearing down The Glick and replacing it with a larger parctice facility dedicated to nothing but women's sports.
|5 years 29 weeks ago||It's Here to Stay||
People will think they're funny every time. It's one thing we're stuck with.
Personally, I'd go with "Fartpaste"
|5 years 29 weeks ago||I'd Be All or it||
Look at USC's linebackers over the last several years: That is a collection of Ass-Kickers. Our linebacking has been lacking.
You interview the guy--and if you get the impression he was in on The Dirty--pass. If not, you tell him, "We DON'T do that here. I catch you paying players, and, well, you're bigger and stronger than me so I'll just get really mad"
But if the guy seems like he's good, hard working, and wants to win--get him.
No need to be snobbish. Not everybody connected with USC would be dirty.
Not to mention he would be a defensive guy on the staff who played and has coached the position he would be working with. That seems to be in short supply around Ann Arbor these days.
|5 years 29 weeks ago||Agree WIth Those who Don't Like This||
"Sperm" talk is just icky. Slang works, like jizz, gunk, goo, spooge, or spunk.
I mean, it's a football board, bunch of guys, gotta keep it simple and keep that sort of hard core edge that Guy Talk should always have.
|5 years 29 weeks ago||Outside the Experts||
I can tell you that as was said in a thread earlier this week, when recruits stop talking to Michigan guys--namely KinG Beaver, Hemholdt, and Blue Sam--it looks bad. See Murphy and Grimes. Things now don't look so good with Grimes. He has shut communication with UM guys down for a week or so.
But Parker is still talking to UM guys--albeit not a whole lot--but enough that there is a pretty positive feeling about him.
|5 years 29 weeks ago||First Address the Myth||
That Michigan just spent 40 years bringing in Top 5 talent every year.
That is simply not true. I am going to guess that if you went back and averaged the final rankings for Michigan's recruiting classes over the last 20 years (pretty much since the days when the NCAA started paring down the scholarship numbers)--you'd find Michigan with a ranking of somewhere between 10-20.
Michigan's classes have always seemed to be top heavy with a bit of a falloff as the numbers grew.
According to Scout team rankings that go back to 2002:
According to Rivals over the same time period:
I think we've been a bit over the top when describing the talent UM brings in annually. Also--it would be damn hard to go back 20 years--those records would be hard to find unless you got more patience than me.
Now I don't believe UM (or anybody) needs Top 5 and maybe even Top 10 talent EVERY year to be a perrenial power. You DO need talent, but you need player development and you need, also, to be able to identify talent that doesn't have a shitload of stars next to its name.
I have my (well documented) beefs with Rodriguez and his most ardent supporters, but he has shown the ability to get talent here, and he has shown the ability to close late in the process.
The THING will be: Exactly how good a coach is he? WILL his system translate to a consistently higher level of football like the Big Ten?
Some other questions I ponder: Will his "eye for talent" be better here because he can go after higher-quality players across the board here than he could at WVU? In other words--a flyer at WVU--a flyer at UM--is there a difference in the talent level already? Think Vinopal.
I believe he gets in with better recruits than he could at WVU, so I believe the chances he takes will be with better athletes as well.
And lastly: Michigan has everything in the world going for it other than the program is a bit down right now and weather than can be aptly described as "Total shit"
HOWEVER: Great recruiters (expecially at a school like UM) can recruit. Period.
Michigan may not be in the fronts of the minds of 18 year olds, but their coaches and parents are old enough to know the story.
|5 years 29 weeks ago||Prediction||
Two years probation.
After it's over, hire Nick Saban.
|5 years 29 weeks ago||Aw C'mon||
You don't need a $39.00 suit that can be thrown in the washing machine?
|5 years 29 weeks ago||Exactly||
That's why Minnesota signed 30 recruits two years ago. AND precisely why UM boards feel UM can go to 29 this year.
|5 years 29 weeks ago||The General Consensus||
On all the Michigan Intranets is that Drake is not going to be a part of this class. Academic qualifying problems. Ship sailed. And sank.
|5 years 29 weeks ago||Warning||
There must be over 500 threads on this. And that's not the problem.
The problem is that if you get 45 replies, you'll get 45 different answers.
Signing day is less than a month away. I'd just wait til then because January is the month when the shit hits the fan and no one really knows what is going to happen.
See: Pete Carroll to Seattle. One big domino about to fall.
|5 years 29 weeks ago||One Seems Close||
At least to theuys behind the paywall:
|5 years 29 weeks ago||Not Bad||
At least us Walmart Wolverines will be able to get in and see it!
|5 years 29 weeks ago||Uh, Yeah||
Long before the Big 12 was formed, Texas and Oklahoma played every year--it was called the Red River Shootout.
The Big 12 didn't ignite the OU-UT rivalry. In fact, it was more intense when both teams were good and not in the same conference.
|5 years 29 weeks ago||Interesting||
Makes me wonder about that smoke and fire thingy.
As many of you know, I have been hyping Nebraska--except of course if Notre Dame decides to join. But they won't
But TEXAS?? Are you farking kidding me? Sign them bitches up!
Uh, yeah, nebraska, I still think you're cute and all, but you know...It's ME, not you. Texas and I just hit it off and before we knew it---WHAT? Hot sauce on my collar? Where?!
|5 years 29 weeks ago||Right On||
Ohio State has been losing tons of talent on defense every year since 1862.
|5 years 29 weeks ago||Is This the Football Equivalent||
Of banging your girlfriend one last time before dumping her?
|5 years 29 weeks ago||You Are Suspended||
From posting. You need to think about the awesome responsibility that comes with rewarding/subtracting points for posting.
I mean, up until you admittedly went through and neg-banged all my posts because I posted about mens' dress shoes a couple days ago, this points thing has been shown to be an exercise in maturity usually reserved for well-run childrens' day care centers.