"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
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|7 weeks 5 days ago||I appreciate the||
I appreciate the categorization of "you people" -- I feel at home now
But yeah, you are probably right. It's not like ESPN was absolutely obsessed with Shane that game. Showing him on the sideline at every opportunity possible since he was easily the biggest storyline of the game (before and after the concussion). So yeah, 2 or 3 times... tops.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Gardner = Hoke||
While my friends consider me a "Gardner Basher," I honestly believe that while a great representative of U of M, and an extremely talented athlete, Gardner was just not a great QB. He said the right things, proved his dedication by moving to WR, and stuck through several coaching changes. However, in the end, it just didn't show up on the field.
Sure he had flashes of brilliance (OSU 2013, Minnesota 2012), and sure you can blame coaching, a poor OL, or a variety of other excuses, but in the end, he never looked comfortable in the pocket, his mechanics were uncoachable, and most importantly, his vision of the field just wasn't there. You can't teach football IQ, and that unfortunately was the biggest factor holding him back from success.
Despite all this, my biggest issue with Gardner came in the infamous 2014 Minnesota game, when Shane got the start over him. While watching the game, not ONCE did I see Gardner trying to coach up or motivate Shane. He usually was on the opposite end of the sideline, wanting nothing to do with him. Blame whoever you want for Shane playing that day (who knows if he really deserved it), but honestly, Gardner needed to step up and show his support. He was the captain of the team, he needed to be the bigger person, regardless of what led up to him being on the bench that day.
Overall, I find it somewhat hypocritical that so many mGoBloggers, and even Brian, put out such undying praise for Gardner, while condemning the entire Hoke era. In the end, they were the exact same person. A lot of heart, a great representative of our school, but just didn't have all the right parts to be successful in the job in which they were placed.
|28 weeks 3 days ago||The Contest... Hands down... Literally||
The Contest... Hands down... Literally
|30 weeks 3 days ago||Morgantown WV aka the prior||
Morgantown WV aka the prior home of Rich Rod... Everything makes much more sense once you see it for yourself (it could use a new coat of paint to say the least)
|2 years 9 weeks ago||I remember watching that WMU||
I remember watching that WMU scramble at 3AM in an internet cafe in Bali. The owner of the place had no idea why I was screaming in joy at the computer. Or why I was the only tourist in an internet cafe on a Saturday night, and not in a club.
|2 years 34 weeks ago||Please Take This Down||
For someone that has such an impact on the Michigan sports community, I'm begging you to take this down. We all believe in jinxes (whether or not they exist).. Hell, I was in Arlington this past weekend, and turned my hat backwards at the point we were down 14, and look what happened! That being said, it is not fair to the sports community that you are taking THE most read Michigan sports site and placing the biggest possible jinx that exists.
As someone who comes across as the voice of reason 99% of the time, you need to listen to your fans. Listen to your blogging community. There is a reason there is such an outcry about this post. There is a reason almost every post in this thread is pleading with you to remove this post. We are in the Final 4 for the first time in 20 years, and you are going against EVERYTHING a coach would ever tell his team, and focusing on the NEXT game.
That is all.
|3 years 1 week ago||#73||
Yup, #73... maybe #74, it really depends on a lot of factors
|3 years 4 weeks ago||I had the exact same thing||
I had the exact same thing happen to me back in college (well, not exactly.... ) A friend threw a golf ball that hit me directly in the funny bone. My entire hand felt numb for the next few days. Every time after that when I would even slightly graze it, i would lose feeling. It's been about 10 years now and it is still pretty sensitive, but definitely not as bad as before. Hopefully the UM trainers can turn my 10 years into one week for Denard. But i feel his pain... there's really nothing you can do but try avoid irritating it. Fall to your left Denard. To your left...
|3 years 11 weeks ago||B1G: At least we didn't lose||
B1G: At least we didn't lose to Louisiana-Monroe tonight
|3 years 32 weeks ago||I believe the whole situation||
I believe this whole story boils down to 4 potential situations:
1. Dave Brandon is attempting to gain as much publicity for the game as possible, and will most likely reverse his decision after several major networks pick up the story
2. Dave Brandon had a dream where 200 Noids were dressed up watching the game and he did not want to risk this dream not coming to fruition.
3. Dave Brandon doesn't want our BRAND NEW MASCOT BRAND BRAND to lose it's thunder to the "lame tradition-filled stupid non-piped-in band thingy group."
4. Dave Brandon thought it was a slow day on MGoBlog, so decided to spice things up a bit
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Cowboy Stadium Parking||
A bunch of us from Michigan went to the Lions/Cowboys game last year, and parked about a mile from the stadium for $20/car. It was very easy to find (right along main road heading towards Cowboy Stadium) and we arrived about 2-3 hours before kickoff. I think it was about $100 to park right by the stadium, and then went down by $10 literally every block further away. The tailgating at the stadium parking itself looked pretty fun. Could be worth the extra $$ if you make a day out of it. I'd compare it to parking at Pioneer...
Since it's a night game I'm assuming everyone will be staying in Dallas... the traffic after the Lions 1PM game was pretty horrible. I'm guessing it took most cars 2 hours to leave and get to the highway.
Also, if you going to the game, arrive EARLY. Like ridiculously early. We waited in the line for about 90 minutes to get into the stadium since they had it setup horribly (men/women go in different lines). I'd say 10,000 people missed most of the 1st quarter because of it... We all plan on going in at least 2 hours before kickoff.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||Thanks again for posting||
Thanks again for posting these. Looking forward to the Big Ten Championship preview prior to the OSU game next year.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||Boise St = Highest Winning %... WTF||
Currently they are the leader... Have played 1/4 of the games, and obviously are in a weaker conference, but still are above us. Just found this out this year when d*cking around online... kinda sucks. Hopefully I'm missing something
|3 years 36 weeks ago||Plea to Remove||
I am a rare poster on Mgoblog, but the check the site daily. That being said, I felt compelled to write something to have this taken down. It just doesn't feel right. With all the 1st round losses we have succumb to as a 1-seed (well, only one comes to mind really), I just think this can be saved somewhere on a desktop until it is hopefully needed. Especially with our recent loss to Ohio, feels wrong to have this up. That is all...
|4 years 11 weeks ago||LOUD NOISES!!!||
|4 years 11 weeks ago||Stop Being a Sad Panda||
After one of the most amazing games (i.e. 4th quarters) I've ever seen, it is pretty dissapointing to read such a Debbie Downer review of the game. You know we won the game right? Obviously this team has problems, but in my opinion, they are nothing of the sort that plagued us over the past 3 years. We are winning the turnover battle, our defenders are actually in position to make plays, and Denard actually played better from under center (5-7, 4 TDs, 1 INT, 15.6 Yds/Att) than in the shotgun (6-17, 0 TDs, 2 INTs, 13.5 Yds/Att)!
I can recall countless Lloyd Carr-era games that had horrible first halves, only to have our team adjust to pull out the W. This team doesn't look like the team from the past 3 years that can't adapt from the game plan. They adapted, they had more confidence, and they did what Michigan has been doing for the past 100+ years. Winning football games.
As far as critcising the atmosphere.... I know I wasn't there, but I'm pretty sure that crowd would have broken the Crowd Noise Meter on any NHLPA 93 game. Even Herbstreit was saying it's the loudest he's ever heard the stadium.
|4 years 33 weeks ago||I can't believe somebody||
I can't believe somebody would take advantage of college athetlics in order to make a quick buck.
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|4 years 35 weeks ago||Austin BBQ||
It's a highly debated topic down here, but here is my take:
BEST BBQ (Overall) = Franklin's BBQ (http://www.franklinbarbecue.com/) - You have to get there by 10:30AM or earlier, as they usually are completely sold out by noon. And it's actually a trailer... best food in Austin comes from trailers though.
BEST BRISKET = Rudy's BBQ (http://www.rudysbbq.com/) - located in a gas station -- who says Texas isn't fancy?
BEST RIBS = Artz Rib House (http://www.artzribhouse.com/) -- FYI, their brisket is horrible, so don't even think of trying it. This is a ribs ONLY place. But they are amazing.
BEST ATMOSPHERE = Salt Lick BBQ (http://www.saltlickbbq.com/) - It's about 25 minutes outside of Austin, but great place. They do have really good BBQ, just not my fave. It's also BYOB which is why the atmosphere gets a boost.
Other good places to eat: Torchy's Tacos (amazing tacos), Moonshine (great comfort food restaurant), Hula Hut (food is OK, although it's on the lake so fun place). Feel free to email me (email@example.com) if you have any more Austin q's. Always up for giving out advice on Austin.
|4 years 48 weeks ago||Dr. Lou||
I support any ESPN analyst that doesn't sound like he has 17 moth balls crammed into his mouth while he speaks.
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|4 years 52 weeks ago||Botwswana||
"Botwswana" is not a country. And they weren't in the World Cup. But great post. Keep up the good work.
|5 years 5 days ago||Rotel and Velveeta||
Rotel and Velveeta definitely come in a close 2nd place for world famous queso success
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|5 years 4 weeks ago||McGloin||
To be fair, McGloin did have a fairly solid performance. I know he's a walk-on that inspires comparison to Sheridan, but he played NOTHING like Sheridan. He hit his passes, didn't have any horrible over/underthrows (besides the first near INT to Floyd), and took advantage of our D's inability to cover the screen. Gotta give the kid props for having a great game (even if it came at the expense of our D)
Our D, for better or worse, relies greatly on other team's offense to fail in their execution.(i.e. ND w Montana/Rees) Unfortunately, regardless of the team or QB, if they are executing their game, they are gonna rack up the yards.
|5 years 4 weeks ago||Purple Stuff||
After this post, I truly believe you have the power to convince these kids to change their drink selection: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjgLb0HJ3VE
(If I had the ability to give + points, I would)
|5 years 39 weeks ago||this game is getting||
this game is getting nordiculous!
|5 years 40 weeks ago||After reading the NCAA Notice||
After reading the NCAA Notice of Allegations a couple times (i'm unemployed, time is abundant during the day), I pretty much decided that the notice makes things sound WAY worse than they actually are.
While the "going over the limit in practice time" seems to be minor, yet still valid, the biggest thing to come out of today's presser are the 5 QC staff members who appeared to be "running the show" when the coaches weren't around. WELL, in reality, this is not the case whatsoever. And I'll base this on a purely hypothetical, yet entirely plausible situation:
Greg Robinson tells Kovacs he needs to be quicker on his feet. Kovacs breaks up a pass during a drill. Adam Braithwaite tells him good work, and even comments on his footwork when he sees him in the video room.
Rules violated: ALL OF THEM
All the NCAA has to do is ask a player if Adam was ever around, and if he ever gave input into their play. A simple yes brings about ALL these allegations, no matter how minor his actually input truly was.
In reality, these QC guys were extra help for the coaching staff, who occasionally gave input to players and helped "run the show" when Greg would, let's say, have to go to the shitter during the middle of practice. I highly doubt Rich Rod would knowingly have NON-coaching staff members run practices... given that they... AREN'T coaching staff members, and don't have the experience to help run a tier 1 football program.
Here's to betting Drew Sharp's resignation on the fact that I'm right.
|5 years 40 weeks ago||Freep Headline Changed||
http://www.freep.com/ - updated at 3:03PM
still hate them just as much