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|3 days 16 hours ago||Surprised our fans disobeyed||
Surprised our fans disobeyed Bo on the Wave.
|4 days 6 hours ago||Mack Brown was 62 when he||
Mack Brown was 62 when he stepped down - the same age as Carr when he retired, and only two years older than Bo when he did. I'm not sure you can compare that to JoePa hanging on into his 80s.
|4 days 6 hours ago||WRs don't take all that many||
WRs don't take all that many hits. If a pass isn't thrown to them, they won't get hit.
In Meyer's offense a QB likely will take more in a typical game.
|4 days 8 hours ago||This is his team: They're||
This is his team:
They're in Pro B, the second tier of the French system, so he probably won't make a ton of money, but it's still cool for him.
|4 days 9 hours ago||The best thing about this||
The best thing about this whole saga has to be this song:
|4 days 13 hours ago||Here's Mo's record. His win||
Here's Mo's record. His win percentage here was .758. Mo's first three years were very good, but then he had back to back 8-4 seasons with teams that were very talented.
And yes, ND's wins over us were incredibly maddening. They beat us in 1988 (with a team that went on to win the national title) without scoring an offensive TD, as they kicked four field goals while we missed one in the final seconds.
Then in 1989 they returned two kickoffs for TDs (why kick it to him, Bo?) and won by five.
Then in 1990 we led by 10 going into the fourth quarter and gave up two TDs to lose. One was on a pass that was tipped by a Michigan defender and caught in the endzone IIRC.
Needless to say, it was quite satisfying to finally drive a stake through them in 1991 on Desmond's catch.
|4 days 13 hours ago||What about his Jason||
What about his Jason Pierre-Paul?
|4 days 13 hours ago||Fanhood = fandom plus||
Fanhood = fandom plus manhood?
Anyway, for me at this point it's Michigan football and basketball far above everything else. My interest in pro sports has really diminished. Even if the Detroit teams come back into prominence, I don't know if I'll get into them like I did before.
|4 days 17 hours ago||Mo went 6-24-3 at Illinois.||
Mo went 6-24-3 at Illinois. His successor, Mike White, went 47-41-3.
Mo was a better coach than that record suggests, but Illinois is not an impossible school to win at. They usually have the occasional good season, although they struggle to sustain it.
|4 days 17 hours ago||You're thinking of the MSU||
You're thinking of the MSU game. It wasn't the second quarter that was the problem but the third. We were down 13-10 at halftime and started Henson (who had thrown our only TD) for the third. But he threw an INT and we fell behind 27-10 when Brady returned.
In the other game we lost (Illinois) the rotation wasn't the issue so much as that both our offense (with Brady) and defense fell apart in the second half. We led 27-7 in the third quarter and lost 35-29.
|4 days 18 hours ago||We had a preseason top 5 team||
We had a preseason top 5 team with a ton of experience. It's true that we played a difficult schedule, but to lose four games was a huge disappointment, especially when three of the losses were at home. Wisconsin and OSU, especially, were games we should not have lost. We were definitely more talented than both of them.
|4 days 18 hours ago||Most football coaches will||
Most football coaches will open up the offense when they fall behind by multiple touchdowns - Carr did as well.
Mo was a good offensive mind, but I wouldn't give him too much credit for that particular game. Our top 5 team was embarassed on its home field.
|4 days 18 hours ago||Bruce was the opposite of||
Bruce was the opposite of Cooper: a poor recruiter but a good coach. He got good results out of so-so rosters.
|5 days 7 hours ago||I don't think there is any||
There is plenty of doubt actually. Mo only went 8-4 in 1993 and 1994 even though both of those teams were stacked with future NFL players.
There is a lot of revisionism going on in this thread. At the time Mo was fired, many Michigan fans were relieved. There was a sense that the program was stagnating.
|5 days 7 hours ago||I think we forget that most||
We "forget it" because it's an odd point to make. Carr was Moeller's DC and secondary coach, so he personally recruited (and coached) a lot of those players.
|5 days 8 hours ago||Wow, I remember it||
Wow, I remember it differently. I remember Moeller's teams committing a ton of penalties, and Carr really improving in that regard.
|5 days 8 hours ago||But that's not an entirely||
But that's not an entirely fair comparison. Earle Bruce was a terrible recruter and left Cooper with a lousy roster, which he needed a few years to upgrade. The 1988-91 OSU teams were far less talented than the ones after that, and not suprisingly we dominated them.
|5 days 16 hours ago||By the standards of current||
By the standards of current A2 renting, that's pretty cheap.
|5 days 16 hours ago||For some reason the Jet||
For some reason the Jet Express part of this UV has me cracking up.
I think there are actually four possible names for the man quoted: Larry Money, Larry Mahoney, Gary Money, or Gary Mahoney. (Even more if we throw in Garry, Gerry and others.)
|5 days 18 hours ago||I've got to agree with the||
I've got to agree with the others here. Yes, there are "prison" aspects to other large old school buildings, but it stands out more at Harrison than any other school I can think of. Actually, when my high school went there for a game back in the '90s, the rumor was that it was a former prison.
|5 days 18 hours ago||Teach for America, however||
Teach for America, however well-intentioned, is a terrible idea in practice. Bring in people with very little training and ask them to teach the most at-risk student populations in the country. It usually works horribly.
It must be said, though, that the situation isn't much better for regular public schools in inner cities. Teachers there suffer massive burnout and frequently get out when they can. Adolescents go through a lot of issues even in the most optimal of circumstances; now throw poverty and violence into the mix, and creating/maintaining a good learning environment is a real challenge.
|5 days 19 hours ago||Not that there aren't||
Not that there aren't problems related to budget cuts, but this is above all an issue of declining enrollment. The U.S. population is simply getting older, as people now marry later and have fewer children than they used to. That is a nationwide trend and holds particularly true for the white population, so if a city is predominantly white it's very likely going to have declining school enrollment even when its population is stable.
It's harder for Farmington to justify having three high schools when its enrollment is considerably lower than it was a generation ago, when they opened.
|6 days 10 hours ago||This would be cooler if it||
This would be cooler if it weren't just one of like 8 alternate uniforms they'll end up wearing. NBA franchises have gone way overboard on this stuff.
|6 days 10 hours ago||Valverde is 35 and often||
Valverde is 35 and often fades in the last week. I'll be surprised if he gets a podium finish.
|6 days 10 hours ago||Yeah, a pretty blah Tour||
Yeah, a pretty blah Tour aside from the yellow jersey crashes earlier. Hopefully there will be a good final week.
|6 days 10 hours ago||The Euros will never accept||
Well, two of the three Americans to win it were dopers - and complete assholes, too. If they weren't our countrymen, I doubt any of us would defend Armstrong and Landis. Nationalism blinds everyone.
But anyway, Froome isn't American.
|1 week 7 hours ago||"Upcoming retro design". . .||
"Upcoming retro design". . . marketing is funny.
|1 week 8 hours ago||That camo/tie dye one||
That camo/tie dye one (whatever it's supposed to be) is awful, reminiscent of the Adidas Zubaz ones we thankfully rejected.
I don't like how UNC was made to wear charcoal gray either. Nike's fetish for introducing non-school colors must not happen here.
|1 week 18 hours ago||I'm not a fan of those||
I'm not a fan of those designs that make it look like players have massive back sweat. Hopefully we can avoid that.
|1 week 18 hours ago||Aside from the little Air||
Aside from the little Air Jordan guy on the shoulder, what exactly is the difference between being a "Jumpman" program and a Nike program?