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|21 hours 36 min ago||Exactly. It was a myth from||
Exactly. It was a myth from RichRod apologists that it was unfair to expect anything good in the first few years, and then the myth carried on into Hoke's tenure (year 4's the real year, or maybe year 5 and so on).
|21 hours 52 min ago||How the hell is Hoke Carr?||
How the hell is Hoke Carr? Carr sustained a winning, revered program year-in year-out. And when disaster hit (Horror plus Oregon) Carr guided the team back to a memorable season. Some of you people dumping on Carr sound like idiots.
|1 day 53 min ago||I never understood how hard||
I never understood how hard it was for people to acknowledge that Carr was a great coach. The results say it all.
|3 days 17 hours ago||You're so nice to Utah, why||
You're so nice to Utah, why can't you be this nice to Michgan :(
|3 days 22 hours ago||It's so sad that Michigan||
It's so sad that Michigan fans are forced to resort to PEDs allegations.
|3 days 22 hours ago||Well, perhaps this phorkhead||
Well, perhaps this phorkhead would also concede that ND didn't dominate Michigan.
|3 days 22 hours ago||Um, it wasn't one incident.||
Um, it wasn't one incident. Lewan spent a chunk of the game yanking Spartys' facemasks. The phorker has a point.
|4 days 21 hours ago||It might not cost the AD||
It might not cost the AD much when it's the military, since the military sees flyovers as a recruiting tool and good advertising.
At one point, due to defense budget cuts, there was talk of there no longer being flyovers for sporting events. It does strike me as a frivolous use of resources. But clearly that hasn't happened since week after week there are dozens of them.
|5 days 19 hours ago||I'll be 15 for the first||
I'll be 15 for the first game, but that's not the half of it: I'll be 18 for the second. Time flies!
Anyhow, time for a nap.
|1 week 3 days ago||Good lord. Yes, I understand||
Good lord. Yes, I understand that you read Mgoblog all the time and that you value its content over others' when it comes to M football. This is natural, this blog is the best for that, we know. But it's okay to acknowledge that sometimes something written about Michigan football not located on this website is decent. Yeah, it might not be "earth-shattering" and it might not bend your mind with new concepts and enlarge your grasp of college football in ways you never could have foreseen, but it could still be a decent piece of writing about the state of the program.
|1 week 4 days ago||I think some of you guys are||
I think some of you guys are underestimating how difficult it is to write. And anyhow, articles like this are meant to be reflective of the current situation, not revelatory about it.
|1 week 4 days ago||Because they sound like the||
Because they sound like the names of foreigners. Also, it should be O'Pelini.
|1 week 5 days ago||Lloyd Carr||
Maybe we can get Carr to come back. We'd promise never to complain about 8-4 / 9-3 seasons during which we'd beat Sparty every year, the Buckeyes every other year, lose a weird game at Iowa now and then (or whatever the analogue to Iowa is in our division), demoralize Penn State year after year, and then lose to USC or Oregon or Bama in a big bowl game most years by 10 or 14. Sounds good to me.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I have to say I'm happy we||
I have to say I'm happy we never pursued Fitzgerald like some people (I won't mention names) wanted.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||After all these years you||
After all these years you still think the ND game can tell us anything about the team? No one thought we'd nearly get beaten by UConn or Akron after last year's game. As usual, people were pretty optimistic after the victory. The ND game is always magic and illusion.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Also, I think college||
Also, I think college football is almost a different game from the NFL. I know many of us do not follow the NFL at all. CFB doesn't aspire to be like the NFL and neither does its fans want it to. It has its own (richer) history and traditions. Whereas, I imagine the MLS aspires to have the kind of talent and tradition that other soccer leagues have.
|25 weeks 3 days ago||That's just within the state||
That's just within the state of Michigan. Nationwide, Michigan has a significantly higher following.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||No politics please.||
No politics please.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Whatever parents have to tell||
Whatever parents have to tell themselves to keep sane, I'm all for.
|39 weeks 13 min ago||I thought his behavior in the||
I thought his behavior in the State game was embarrassing. Any moral edge we might have thought we had because of the 2011 game was mocked because of Lewan.
|39 weeks 18 min ago||True, but it has to be said||
True, but it has to be said that the goal is not someday to match MSU. The expectation for a Michigan coach is to have a clear edge in that rivalry. Our coaches from RR to the present have been failing that expectation. But don't get me wrong: I think Hoke should get another two years.
|39 weeks 23 min ago||That's true, but he coaches||
That's true, but he coaches for MSU, not Michigan. What's passable at State is not passable at here.
|39 weeks 4 days ago||Dude, we're talking about||
Dude, we're talking about scheduling Florida.
Anyhow, I assume such teams would rather play us than any other team in the B1G, aside from maybe OSU. This won't change because of some losses.
|40 weeks 10 hours ago||When Roscius was an actor in||
When Roscius was an actor in Rome...
|42 weeks 1 day ago||The B1G won't get respect||
The B1G won't get respect unless it beats an SEC team. Same goes with the ACC.
The SEC is still the best conference, and I think a one-loss Auburn should get the nod over the Buckeyes, who are the beneficiaries of a weak conference.
|42 weeks 2 days ago||It's that simple to you, huh.||
It's that simple to you, huh.
|42 weeks 3 days ago||Michigan 30Ohio State||
Ohio State 27
Afterwards, the upset is rationalized just like every other upset is rationalized ("well, Gardner does have a lot of raw talent, and plus they had Gallon and Funchess, too, and the D is pretty good....")
|42 weeks 3 days ago||When will this kind of||
When will this kind of gratuitous, cloying patriotism cease to be a part of nearly ever athletic event?
|42 weeks 6 days ago||Carr may have been 7-4 or||
Carr may have been 7-4 or similiar in the week heading into The Game, but there are different ways to be 7-4. We're 7-4 in just about the worst way possible.
I felt the same way about Rodriguez's final 7-5 year.
A 7-4 Carr team might've underperformed a bit (and that might be an understatement) but it was never a total disaster over a span of games like we've seen under Rodriguez and Hoke. A 7-4 Carr team was always dangerous.
|43 weeks 17 hours ago||It is a truism: If you bring||
It is a truism: If you bring reason to any discussion of the US military's aims and high rhetoric, you will likely piss the majority of people off.