|3 weeks 5 days ago||Will Muschamp looked like a||
Will Muschamp looked like a coach who's probably getting canned and just coached like he didn't give a shit. He looked like he actually wanted to keep the job. Hoke is just a chump. Our players play and won the game for each other, it had NOTHING to do with the coaches.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Unbelievable to me that||
Unbelievable to me that people still complain about the students not showing up or leaving early. Sure it was mostly empty in the top of the student section, but it was noticably empty near the top of most sections and that was even more apparent after the half. It was cold, more cold than most expected. Season tickets were expensive (and prices were raised, thanks dave) for a fairly bad schedule and sales were down. This has not been a successful season, Michigan hasn't been great in quite some time. The following that some of the older fans have just isn't there right now.
I do believe that with a new AD and the right hire of a new coach, things can change fast. There is talent on that football team, it just is not being recognized, utilized properly or developed. Just an epic failure all around by this coaching staff. A good staff will be able to make it work and ease the pain of what looks like will be an off year in recruiting. They should lower prices even more than what DB promised as a show of good faith.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||People care about Michigan||
People care about Michigan athletics, so much that even when they absolutely suck they still get more coverage than an extremely successful team in East Lansing. If they feel this way, the athletes should NEVER call it The Big House because it's muggles and even others who never even went to the damn school paying to be there.
I really don't believe that many athletes feel that way. I've noticed David Brandon has had a ton of support from the a) super rich donors and b) the successful alums involved in the media. He was probably a huge suck up and catered to their every need. I could definitely see him kind installing a culture among the athletic campus that they were the true and visible ambassadors to the University. That is true to an extent, but if you continually force that view on people it can turn negative fast.
I'm definitely glad he's gone but I do think that some of the facility improvements yet to be completed that he had a huge hand in will help ease the negativity on his short legacy. It is very ironic that all those mentions he made of a full overhaul of the student IM building never panned out....
|4 weeks 5 hours ago||Second sentence in and this||
Second sentence in and this press conference was essentially done. I like this guy.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||They could definitely||
They could definitely negotiate a resignation scenario where Hoke gets the 2015 buyout money now at the benefit of the program. Could probably make a package to pay Brandon a little less too to part ways now. They won't take it, and it is a lot of money to just leave on the table, but based on all their talk about their love for Michigan, etc. you'd think they would. They don't care about anything but the money at this point.
The way Hoke has apologized to Dantonio for this stupid stake incident shows me a level of weakness that you never want out of a leader. It's almost like he's trying to show everyone that even though he is a terrible coach, he is still a "good man" so that he can get hired doing something after he's done @ Michigan.
Whatever happens, that money they save by keeping this circus going should definitely be put RIGHT back in to the new coaching staffs salary. BEST AVAILABLE coaching staff with experience winning/developing players in the NFL or top tier of college football (BCS). Knowledge of the Michigan tradition? Former Player? Those two things are great, but not necessary. No point in getting all excited for Harbaugh or Miles when realistically neither of them are coming.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||It will be awesome when the||
It will be awesome when the current players see the difference between the joke of a coaching staff we have now, to the elite coaching staff that will be brought in next.
Maybe 'elite' is pushing the envelope, but god damnit competent would be considered elite compared to what we have now.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||We can thank Richard Nixon||
We can thank Richard Nixon for having a way to name and seperate all of the failures at Michigan this season.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Brady Hoke is pussy and a||
Brady Hoke is pussy and a terrible football coach. He is basically just waiting for his check. It sucks that he failed at his dream job, but he knew what he was getting into. He was just surprised someone actually wanted him. For that, David Brandon is at fault.
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Where is this from? Link?||
Where is this from? Link?
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Of the 8 Regents, 2 are||
Of the 8 Regents, 2 are Republican, 6 are Democrats. David Brandon is a Republican. Politics as usual in Ann Arbor? GOD DAMNIT I HOPE SO.
Maybe Denise Illitch can get Brandon a pizza gig again? Or maybe Michigan Governor (and alum) Rick Snyder wins his re-election campaign and needs to fill a high profile spot on his staff.
I'm convinced Hoke is done at the end of the season to save $1 million, but my biggest fear is Brandon somehow survives. Schlissel's statement at the last Regents meeting makes me think that Brandon is also gone but I guess you never know.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||I don't think it was that||
I don't think it was that Hoke didn't care and wanted him to play even if he was concussed. I think it was that Hoke has no idea what is going on, the game overwhelms him. That is still unacceptable and he has to go.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||I glanced over this post and||
I glanced over this post and just had to comment on how stupid it looked. It looked extremely stupid.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Harbaugh or Miles or bust.||
Harbaugh or Miles or bust. They won't be long term, I suspect Harbaugh would eventually head back to the NFL and Miles is already getting up there. But at least they would get something respectable going for the next guy. Or you could go young and try to get someone like Sumlin or Kingsbury. Someone who has shown they can actually coach part of the game (WEAR A HEADSET BECAUSE THEY ARE INVOLVED IN THE GAME), build a great staff (at the highest levels of college football) and recruit.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||Regents need to force||
Regents need to force resignations of Hoke and Brandon.
Rather than coaching candidates, I am more interested in AD candidates.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Ausmus has shown to be as||
Ausmus has shown to be as stupid and old school as Leyland. Verlander is struggling now because he was used waaay too much in the years previous. Leyland would leave him in for complete games when he could have pulled in in the 6th. You'd think the younger Ausmus would be more in touch with what's going on and not go with starters after the 7th (or beyond 80-90 pitches) but he won't. If I was Scherzer I would take the money and hit the road.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||I still don't think we're at||
I still don't think we're at the point where it is a foregone conclusion that Hoke will be fired, but I do hope that when it comes to that point they release him immediately instead of waiting. The buyout is $3 million before 2015 and $2 million after, but I think Manchester United vs. Real Madrid can pay for that extra million. I would definitely become more of a soccer fan. =)
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Damn, bump this shit to the||
Damn, bump this shit to the front page. You might be writing about a multi-faceted disaster, but it's some great writing nonetheless!
|9 weeks 6 days ago||WE ONLY GET THE 'ORE' IF WE||
WE ONLY GET THE 'ORE' IF WE SCORE AN OFFENSIVE TOUCHDOWN. Is that the joke? Or was that just an honest mispell? Or am I just insane?
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Hoke should be done at the||
Hoke should be done at the end of the season. He's really proved to be dead weight on his own staff. I don't care whether or not he wears the headset, but I'm not sure anyone is entirely sure what he does during the game. I just hope everyone is respectful throughout all the impending frustration.
The players seem to be getting worse as time goes on. We have a true freshman starting at left tackle because his technique and ability haven't been destroyed by our terrible offensive line coach yet. This is a coaching staff meant for a lower tier of football, they are not capable of taking some of the most talented high school players to the next level.
I hope they do decide to play Morris (and even Bellomy, Speight can redshirt), because whether Hoke is here or not next season, those guys will definitely will be and it just seems like a good decision for the program going forward.
Where did our screen game go? Roll outs? Screens to Norfleet were moving the ball great @ ND. QB roll outs seem like a no brainer with our struggling offensive line and athletic quarterback. Either someone is meddling into Nussmeier's offensive game plan OR Alabama told him to hit the road and it only looked like we lured him away.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Dierdorf was not pleased on||
Dierdorf was not pleased on the radio broadcast. You can tell he gives a shit because he was not very complimentary to our coaching staff. Someone might have a chat with him about his attitude but I hope he doesn't adjust it.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Well that didn't show as||
Well that didn't show as planned, just go visit www.bigten.org and try not to laugh
|11 weeks 6 days ago||The big ten conference is just inept at everything (bigten.org)||
This is what bigten.org homepage looks like right now, they might want to not advertise this medication for a few days..
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Everything is terrible. Maybe||
Everything is terrible. Maybe this was just a hiccup? Maybe me saying that is my own delusion. They just lost what I thought was the most winnable rivalry game. I'm assuming ohio state offensive line and qb will get better as the season goes on, because that is what average to good coaching staffs do over a season. What looked like a boring and easily undefeated home slate suddenly looks potentially exciting. The bad kind of exciting.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Everything is awful.||
Everything is awful.
|32 weeks 4 days ago||Hopefully Robinson ends up on||
Hopefully Robinson ends up on a team with a staff that helps him change his mindset on the basketball court. He has the ability to dominate a game, it's just about whether he wants to or not. It was time for him to go if the info came back with first round potential.
I think it's stupid when people say he is bailing on the program because that couldn't be farther from the truth. Another Michigan player in the NBA will help build the program, imo.
We'll see what happens with McGary, but if he stays, McGary and Donnal could be fun to watch together.
|46 weeks 2 days ago||If you can get anyone to||
If you can get anyone to visit Michigan in January, there is probably high interest.
|49 weeks 5 days ago||Denard will not play much||
Denard will not play much next season either, but I think the season following he explodes back onto the scene and becomes a legitimate threat at RB.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||I liked your special teams||
I liked your special teams points. Lost in all the struggles and failures on the offensive and defensive sides of the ball, are the fact that our special teams have become pretty mediocre and predictable. Punters pride themselves in havng an arsenal of different punts. Different punts can provide different advantages in different situations. Sorry for the "different" usage. Just would like to see something new in the kickoff/punt and return game. Though, we probably have bigger problems to worry about, like rushing the ball for positive yardage and having yards gained be greater than the number of attempts. Lol is this really happening?
|1 year 3 weeks ago||First I thought it was||
First I thought it was stubbornness, then I thought it was stupidity, THEN I thought it was a lack of creativity and ability to adjust. Now I know it is all those things. Fire Al Borges and anyone who tries to defend or stand by him can go too.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Mattison rarely brings||
Mattison rarely brings pressure this season and it really hurts us because our defensive line is not good. Cook made bad throws/threw out of bounds (once for int. grounding) on the few ocassions we did bring pressure. Also, maybe the DBs could do some WR drills this week and learn how to CATCH THE DAMN BALL.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Hoke is failing at the one||
Hoke is failing at the one thing he is supposed to be good at. Delegating tasks and making great picks for his assistants. Seems like he's been doing that for so long and letting them run the show during the games that even if he decided to put the headset on he wouldn't be able to do anything anyway. Not to mention, the defensive line is not very good, but that has a lot to do with Mattison rarely bringing much pressure and doing so at strange times.
It's hard to be patient when you see teams like Auburn, UCLA, A&M rising again. Auburn just won a NC but they were bad with Chizik in the years after Newton. Can't help but think that we took a pretty big risk with RichRod and then went safe with Hoke and now it's just like WTF. I do want Borges and Funk gone, but also then realize we have no one to really call plays because our head coach certainly won't be able to given that he is a defensive coach. That's a pretty big problem to me,
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Really?||
|1 year 3 weeks ago||There's nothing wrong with||
There's nothing wrong with being delusional and having unrealistic expectations of your team. Four years in Ann Arbor does that to a lot of people. It's not their fault. I'm guilty of it too. It's just part of the machine and zombie nature that fills that stadium and fuels this very blog. Calling for a coaches head? After the season we've had? It's not a big deal. Hoke can do/say what he wants, but his loyalty and defensiveness of protecting his coaching staff speaks volumes.
I don't believe the OP is done, he just wanted to write something that had some Shock Value in the title. Are you really done? Then next saturday, turn the fuse box off, sit on the couch and read a book. You'll last 10 minutes before you flip the switch. We both know it. I do agree with you about our punting. Coaches don't give Wile an opportunity to show off his skill. He really is a jack of all trades kind of punter, I'd like to see that more. Dan Ferrigno is our special teams coach, who's been pretty bad the past couple years. It seems that we have bigger problems, though.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Will not blame players, ever.||
Will not blame players, ever. Limited to 20 hours a week, coaches cannot expect fresman to pick up complicated schemes on either side of the ball. You forget how much talent is on this roster. DG was the #1 ranked dual threat QB a few years back. Where's Green? Kalis and Magnuson? We aren't missing in our evaluation, our coaches are just awful. Mallory, Funk, Borges, Hoke & Mattison (DL? No pressure until it didnt matter) MSU has it right defensively, simple packages executed to perfection. Borges is slowly pushing my anger towards Hoke, who is allowing this to continue, week after week. Head(set) less. They've already destroyed Devin Gardner, putting him in a bad system set to fail, then making him seem like he's the problem so that now his decision making is all out of whack. Throwing Shane Morris into a lose lose situation on 4th down was even more disturbing to me. Just punt it or at least put Cleary in there. You can do some major damage to a QB's confidence on the road in that kind of environment. (Bellomy, anyone?) Hoke needs to make some changes to this coaching staff ASAP. This isn't a wait till the end of the season kind of thing. Of course, we have a situation where our OC is also our QB coach, so making a change would likely make things worse.
If Hoke can somehow still get a committment from Hand and keep the one from Peppers, he should really be untouchable, because obviously he is a Jedi. *Waves hand* You will commit to Michigan.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||I can now say with 100%||
I can now say with 100% certainty that whatever Borges coached Denard to do, Denard just disregarded it and said, "Ok, whatever you say coach," and then just went on the field and did his thing.
Borges only knows one type of offense, and the game has passed him by, even at the NFL level. When he tries to be creative and innovative, he fails miserably. He's better off just sticking to what he knows, even if that would neutralize Devin's running ability.
The struggles this season BETTER pay dividends next season, when Morris can step in with a complete knowledge of the offense and confidence behind an experienced and highly regarded offensive line. I understand Devin has another year left, but I am assuming Morris will beat him out of the job next season because he fits the offense Borges is trying to implement.
Also, special teams? Do our coaches practice blocking schemes on returns? Tackling?
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Shit I don't even care about||
Shit I don't even care about this season anymore. No one has even begun to even touch on the effect this could have on recruiting...
|1 year 6 weeks ago||I agree with you, but that's||
I agree with you, but that's the first step in a eventual replacement of Funk. Hoke wouldn't undermine someone on his staff like that. Too loyal.
EDIT: Would the hiring of Tice include a Sex Boat Stripper party? LOL That might help this team out....
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Hoke won't make any||
Hoke won't make any decisions. Borges isn't going anywhere. Hoke is LLoyal (see what i did there?) to a fault. My issue is he is putting his personal loyalty before Michigan and the team. The sad part is even Morris and Bellomy have been INT in their limited snaps. What do they all have in common? Yes, this guy sucks. Who would be a good fit to replace him....Cam Camer----god damnit.
Hoke or Borges have yet to be ripped by the media, but I really don't think any reporters or columnists have the balls.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||My issue is that Hoke just||
My issue is that Hoke just stands around clapping looking like an idiot on the sidelines when his team is falling apart and his staff is letting him down. I understand he delegates, but maybe it's time to start coaching. Then FINALLY he decides to put a headset on, didn't help, though.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Fire em all.||
Fire em all.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Mattison is doing dumb things||
Mattison is doing dumb things like rushing 3, yet he does what is necesscary when the game is on the line. They are young and getting better, yet I'd like to see the coaches actually teach our ends and LBs to, you know, rip and swim inside so their aggressive rush doesn't take them right out of the play. This is the best unit on our squad.
Borges...sigh. An inside screen to Devin Funchess? Like really? Even my girlfriend was like, why is there such a large man getting the ball so close to all the other large men? A QB rollout would be nice? You know, to offset out struggling OL and take advantage of Devin's speed ability to improvise with his WR/TEs. Borges sucks, plain and simple. Needs to go.
Special Teams have not gotten any better since Hoke has been here. I don't think we've had a kick or punt return for a TD since he's been here. We keep saying Norfleet is going to break one...he has the ability...he does not have the blocking or the coaching to learn how to follow them.Coverage has left a lot to be desired. Kicking? Gibbons reverted back to the RichRod struggles. Also he is now 240 pounds. That blocked kick on us was just a complete lack of effort on the line thinking the game was done. I don't think Ferrigno is doing anything.
Gardner is also not good, but I believe it is Borges destroying him with stupid playcalls and personnel on the field. Also, he needs to look at the god damn playclock.
Hoke needs to make a change, and if he doesn't? I don't even want to go there. Just do it.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||You don't bring Morris in @||
You don't bring Morris in @ Penn State on the road. Maybe if the game is in hand one way or the other, fine. Not now though, you run the risk of really messing with his confidence. You could also strike gold with Morris, but man, it's a big risk when you take a look at what is behind him on the depth chart.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Ok I was sarcastically||
Ok I was sarcastically exaggerating a few posts ago, but you are obviously not. Defense is getting put in some garbage situations, snaps are snaps and they are getting worn down. Hoke isn't completely innocent here (headset is on), but Borges is just....I really think he is an Ohio State spy. That or he is just spectacular and destroying talent. Inside screen with Funchess? Whaa...Why? Without an invisibility cloak, that should never be run.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||THERE WILL BE NO SNOWFLAKES||
THERE WILL BE NO SNOWFLAKES THREAD. THERE ARE NO SNOWFLAKES TODAY.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Pipkins.||
|1 year 7 weeks ago||RichRod gave us Kovacs, Ryan||
RichRod gave us Kovacs, Ryan and a few other pretty good players (Roh, Lewan, Dileo. Gallon, Countess (was iffy once RR was fired, but recommitted to Hoke), Beyer). The guy had an eye for talent and could recruit, I'll give him that. Developing the talent on the defensive side of the ball, not so much.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||With the Akron game, I'm not||
With the Akron game, I'm not sure if those were Big Ten officials or not, but we did get some fortunate calls to run the clock/not run the clock at the end of that game.
Texas just got bailed out by Big12 refs in a Big12 game. No wonder Nebraska, Mizzou and A&M left - it's all about Texas in the Big12.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Wow - we could have quite a||
Wow - we could have quite a predicament on our hands.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||This game would have had an||
This game would have had an EPIC live thread to go with it.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||where were they going that||
where were they going that they needed a tie bar so bad? And if they were that desperate, they could have just used a pen cap with a silver clip. works for me.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Why oculdn't USC have been in||
Why oculdn't USC have been in this type of situation between 2004 and 2008? God damnit.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||You would have thought that||
You would have thought that playing Michigan so close would have bought him some time, but I guess even they know we are an average team in a average conference.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Stupid thread, but al borges||
Stupid thread, but al borges hasn't shown us much to provide much confidence in his abilities. I really would like to more tailback/fullback wheel routes out of the backfield. They are a great checkdown for a struggling quarterback, against an undisciplined defense (or even good defense that makes a fairly easy lapse in judgement) they can often be wide open and go for huge gains and pay dividends later in game/season by keeping defenses honest.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||GT has been and will be||
GT has been and will be inconsistent as long as Paul Johnson is the coach. Their defense actually looked good, but the offense is just stupid. The triple option had it's day, and is still effective against shaky defenses, but it's just not very flexible and takes way too much time. It's too bad, Georgia Tech has some deep football tradition. With their roster, they'd be smart to pluck an Oregon assistant.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Haha, I also noticed the||
Haha, I also noticed the endzones are maize....
Might want to add a giant kraft macaroni noodle too..Got to get those advertising dollars to keep the AD in the black...right mr. athletic director?
|1 year 9 weeks ago||We'll be all right. Our||
We'll be all right. Our conference sucks so we'll be playing teams better than Akron and UCONN, but no one elite. At most, we'll play a team about even in talent. The only game that should be a worry is the last scheduled one.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||I always imagined to The||
I always imagined to The Knowledge was a big fan of THE ROCK from his WWF days.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Seems like this pays||
Seems like this pays dividends whether or not you get the first down or not. You show your kicker can do this either way and you could effectively negate anyone attempting to block a punt.
I love these deep in the rule book plays based on lesser known rules.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Shit got wierd.||
Shit got wierd.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Unbelievable. MGoBlog has||
Unbelievable. MGoBlog has become a model of what a dedicated/professional (well, when we are not losing to Akron and Connecticut..lol) fanbase looks like. It's also one hell of a recruiting tool, IMO. So if you say something stupid like that, get the fuck out. I hope you get banned and hope you never come back. It's one thing to criticize coaches for a job they are paid to do, but this is something different all together.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||My MVP? How about the referee||
My MVP? How about the referee team @ the Akron game who let the clock run a little bit more than it should have near the end. Also Fitz, Morgan and Chesson. Chesson is really putting more effort than anyone else on punt coverage.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||I bet you guys also walked||
I bet you guys also walked uphill both ways on your walk to Michigan Stadium and Crisler Arena for every single game, never missing one.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||I'm clearly more on your||
I'm clearly more on your side, OP, but are you actually a student?
"apethetic" I know it's one letter off, but it just looks so obviously wrong - apathetic
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Coming off a miraculous||
Coming off a miraculous national title game run, mens basketball creates a lot more of a buzz on campus than in previous years. You have to give the students a shot to come and support a good team, the team had been bad for a long time and average the past few years.
Don't ever let anything divide the fanbase, because that feeds right into to our current Athletic Department's uber-business minded philosophy.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Nice. Sometimes alumni forget||
Nice. Sometimes alumni forget what it was like to be a student and what THEY were like when they were 18 to 22 years old. Time management skills in development, drinking was very important, all your friends were in one place before life takes hold and everyone splits up. (sigh)
|1 year 9 weeks ago||The schedule works out||
The schedule works out perfect for our struggling team. Have a bye week now to work out issues and get three games against 3 middling Big Ten teams, 2/home and 1/road. (Minnesota did look pretty good with their more than capable backup and pretty legit defensive line) Then another bye week to fix anything else and rest before a 5 game stretch against good to great teams.
I've always felt we've had a good coaching staff, but we haven't seen the team struggle like this since Hoke has been here. So, these next few weeks will tell us a lot about the ability of the staff that we have.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||We have an extreme bend don't||
We have an extreme bend don't break philosophy. In the red zone, we are good, but let's also remember the fact that many teams do struggle scoring touchdowns in the red zone with such a short field and the extra defender being the end line along the endzone.
If Devin stops turning it over and putting the D in bad situations, we'd be better. Not a whole lot better, but just a little.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Pretty sure Saban shot it||
Pretty sure Saban shot it down today on the radio.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||We made it to the title game.||
We made it to the title game. I get it. But we aren't Duke or even Indiana yet. Duke has been successful for a LONG time and Indiana has an insane fanbase in a basketball crazy state. Of course, as the team gets more popular and closer to elite status, ticket systems will have to adjust. But shit let's not be delusional and think we made the jump to elite that fast.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Ahh, Michigan Athletics||
Ahh, Michigan Athletics taking a page out of American Airlines' playbook. Nice, can I get bumped up to a club seat @ a better game?
Not giving people what they paid for is not good. Not compensating them over and above what was initially promised (almost like saying sorry) is like a slap in the face saying we don't care. Especially to students. "College" basketball, right? I'd expect the AD to hear a ton of negative backlash and eventually spin this into some kind of positive. Maybe a lottery? Winners get their tickets as promised but those not picked get a sweeter deal to maybe a few select games (tickets/travel to Puerto Rico or NCAA Tournament)? and giveaways. Jerseys, basketballs, club seats - whatever, just not the M-Den Teddy Bear
I hope they remembered to reserve seating for the Band. Then again, I also heard it might be too expensive to transport the band from Reveli to Crisler. =)
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Wouldn't be the Big House||
Wouldn't be the Big House without them! Lol - the OP does have a point, though.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Akron will probably do okay||
Akron will probably do okay in the MAC this season, and are a lot better than what most think.Pretty good coaching staff, Chuck Amato being their D Coordinator helped, he has a hell of a resume. (http://gozips.com/sports/fball/2013-14/coaches/index) Let's hope they win the MAC this year with the influx of transfers that had to sit out last season. Struggle justified.
It really doesn't matter, though. Hoke did bring up the transfers they have and probably thought we would struggle a little bit in the beginning, face some adversity and have some leadership step up (especiallly on defense) on the way to win. But, uh, that was a little too close for comfort. Hiccups happen, and I'd much rather have a hiccup against a non-BigTen team. Even with a loss against Akron, all the goals are still in sight. Embarassment? Sure, but whatever.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||I never understood why a guy||
I never understood why a guy like Woodson hasn't written a book about how he manages to stick around and play at such a high level for so long, even after injuries. It's a ton of work, discipline, diet and drive - but I'd be extremely interested in the details.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Great read. Devin should get||
Great read. Devin should get benched with another performance like that. Hoke needs to make a point. And also, Hoke needs to get a god damn headset when his defensive staff is failing him and to tell Borges stop obsessing about a passing game and run the damn ball out of the god damn I with two TEs AND a fullback. They are Akron, we are Michigan. Size vs. size, we win. (I know it's a little naive to say that, but 80% of the time it works)
Devin can only learn so much, it seems like Borges is just dumping too many complicated schemes that he's learned from his long career on him. When you try to do too many things, you won't do anything well. Devin might rebound the next couple weeks, but until Borges puts a solid offensive gameplan against a good team (win not required) he will be a target of criticism. South Carolina in the Outback Bowl was the best we've seen thus far, and that left a lot to be desired.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||With no time outs, I||
With no time outs, I understand you can't take a knee or fall, because the clock would keep running. Is your kicker that bad he needs to have the ball centered? When the game is on the line, spike the damn ball and hope your kicker practices from all angles. Stave did something the refs probably have never seen before, and the way they handled it was basically by the book. It is not on Stave though, someone told him to center the ball.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||That is pretty cool they are||
That is pretty cool they are doing that. There is a video of NDSU pregame - and that place is no joke. Indoor and organized.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Just an awful game. I hate Al||
Just an awful game. I hate Al Borges. It's Akron, after the first INTs, go to 2-3 TE sets WITH a fullback and just run the ball out of the I. Play action? Sprinkle it in! DEBORD WHERE ARE YOU!?!
Brady, find a god damn headset and put it on.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Al Borges is not good, but||
Al Borges is not good, but this was a total team/coaches fail today. I hope Devin just starts dropping back, looking for Gallon, not open? take off. "Devin, your 4th read was open!" Shut up Al.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Accountability goes to the||
Accountability goes to the top, Hoke? Your assistants let you down, put a god damn headset on and be a coach.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Gardner will have plenty of||
Gardner will have plenty of chances to make people forget about that. He really has to start racking up the TDs and eliminating the INTs against the next two cupcakes. Getting Chesson going and hoping Gallon will continue to rack up yards will help his numbers. Pad the stats now and you essentially buy yourself a bad game when you play better competition.
The real question is WTF do you do when he's wearing 98 to honor Michigan's first Heisman winner in Tom Harmon only to become Michigan's fourth Heisman winner! I hope Dave Brandon doesn't get a good night's sleep until December 14!!
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Isn't this posted right down||
Isn't this posted right down below @ mgo.licio.us?
Bellomy has a tough road ahead. He could have Gardner (hope so!) and Morris in front of him next season and then Morris (and Speight, if the best QBs will play/backup policy continues) thereafter. The one thing that might be in his favor is that he can probably run a little bit better than Morris.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||I like Sumlin's ability to||
I like Sumlin's ability to mask weaknesses on offense by moving the pocket (and great WR blocking downfield, which we are so used to) and DC Snyder's ability to build a solid gameplan. I imagine Alabama will get their yards on the ground, but they'll really challenge McCarron to throw it in tight windows. Alabama has been less than impressive (well, for ALABAMA standards), especially at OL, and Kyle Field is going to be rocking. The bye week before is great, but I think an OL needs game reps to gel. I think the wild card is Jones for Alabama returning on special teams. He had two special teams TDs in week1 against VT, a game they won 35-10.
I think A&M will win 34-30.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||If you watch the end of the||
If you watch the end of the Washington St. game, you'd expect Kiffin to be a smug asshole in the postgame handshakes but he actually had a short conversation with Mike Leach ended with a classy handshake and even sought out Wazzu's QB and congratulated him. It almost seems like he knows he is a lame duck.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||I have a feeling Tressel is||
I have a feeling Tressel is going to be meeting with Bowden, his staff and players this week and maybe will give them some advice, strategy, motivation, etc. They have a guy on campus who was dominant against Michigan, so it makes sense. Also, RichRod is pretty friendly with the Bowden family.
Maybe I'm just trying to find ways to make this game more interesting? If Tressel is really being considered to be president of Akron, it would be nice to drop 80 on them.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Mack Brown has just made the||
Mack Brown has just made the "hire of death" for his coaching career at Texas.
The best was when the reporter asked the question, "So what happened at Syracuse with Greg Robinson?"
|1 year 11 weeks ago||She sampled the drumline on||
She sampled the drumline on "Lose My Breath" and there was a little controversy there because I don't think she asked for permission. I guess somehow, the controversy turned into a friendly a relationship with Michigan and the marching band. I can't believe no one could even google this to figure it out.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Find something fishy going on||
Find something fishy going on at an SEC school and I'll care. They better make sure they have solid evidence or else they'll hear it from Oklahoma State Head Coach Mike Gundy. He's a man, he's 46!
|1 year 12 weeks ago||The real question is do they||
The real question is do they somehow get Little Butch II on the field. Note what the character is holding in his right hand.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Along those lines, how do we||
Along those lines, how do we differentiate a "cool story bro" from a "cool story, BRAH" ?
It's a topic of confusion on the interwebz.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||I have to believe Borges will||
I have to believe Borges will try and go NASCAR intermittently throughout the game to negate the mammoths on the ND DL.
Brian Kelly is a good coach, but definitely seems like a man of questionable character. Let's remember he had CMU rolling and got Cincinnati to a BCS bowl (and then left before it). I'm not sold on the back end of that ND defense, LBs included.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Then CMU's coaching staff is||
Then CMU's coaching staff is just dumb because MSU's defensive plan against us was based on Denard.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Skip Bayless is annoying as||
Skip Bayless is annoying as shit, but that is exactly what he is paid to be. It's a show that doesn't need writers. The script is the endless supply of news and the show ends up being the absurd reactions and opinions to it. Never forget what the E stands for, it comes before the S.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Since there is a Michigan||
Since there is a Michigan presence in space, maybe there can be a "stencil" like satellite built which will essentially sit in front of the sun on game days and block the light in specific places to show the retired numbers. =)
|1 year 12 weeks ago||I really don't understand why||
I really don't understand why they couldn't just stick a 98 with a Harmon underneath it on the facade of one of the two structures. Do the same for every other "special" number. Have a special game every year, call it the "LEGENDS GAME" where the numbers are worn by players who embody each legend. Dave Brandon could have field day with this. Make the Legends game against a bad opponent so you can draw some attention to a game that might seem boring? Special limited edition program$$, concession cup$$$.
What we are doing now just seems to have too many issues.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||NORFLEET||
|1 year 12 weeks ago||This is the best video ever.||
This is the best video ever. I was already rooting a little bit for Northwestern, but now I am on the wagon.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||I think you called it.||
I think you called it. Norfleet to 98. The way the coaching staff is using him makes it a no brainer.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||I think most people already||
I think most people already knew these things when they happened during the game.
Might be a blessing in disguise for Tipton. Less carries in college usually means more carries later on that you can get paid for. Obviously that requires you are drafted, but CMU is good for a couple of NFL players every few years and this kid made it on a Doak Walker watch list from a MAC school. Surgery, rehab and then maybe share carries next season with whoever breaks out in his absence. With a freshman QB, they might have worn him out this season.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||CUPCAKE TICKETS ARE IN HIGH||
CUPCAKE TICKETS ARE IN HIGH DEMAND!
|1 year 12 weeks ago||I hope Borges isn't one of||
I hope Borges isn't one of those coaches who overcoaches and makes the player worse.
Glen Mason got a little creepy near the end. Talking about thighs and bodies.
Norfleet is awesome.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||How did we all fail to get a||
How did we all fail to get a picture of novak and kovacs together while they were on campus? And we includes the media. Maybe it was on purpose? A photograph of those two together might be so epic and powerful that it could not be trusted in the hands of a mere mortal.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Akron and Connecticut also||
Akron and Connecticut also play tonight. Obviously, I am not worried about playing those teams, but it is always nice to see how they perform, especially defensively. Offense could really rack up the yards if they are porous.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||A lot of them might not look||
A lot of them might not look great at first glance, but some have some historical significance and make some kind of reference to their specific states, which I think is cool. I really like the Iowa State's classic look and I'm amazed they are the first one to use the vertical stripes again. That was a "thing" everyone did back in the day, even Michigan.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||I don't think Dan Enos is||
I don't think Dan Enos is anything special, but there are still a few Butch Jones players on that roster who can actually play. Either way, we'll win. 34-17. I feel like Hoke won't blow out the in-state directionals or maybe I'm just thinking about that underwhelming win against EMU and the huggy-smiley postgame handshake between Hoke and English.
I will say, I am a big Buffalo fan this week.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||It's over. NCAA will try to||
It's over. NCAA will try to move on from this and sweep it under the rug because it just epitomizes the hypocrisy. ESPN will eventually shift to whether Manziel can live up to the second year hype and make no reference to this little scandal.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Roundtree brought down the||
Roundtree brought down the HOUSE. He even got James Harrison to stand up and smile. I remember his killer donald duck voice. If somehow it doesn't work out in the NFL, he should move to holllywood no doubt. Too fucking funny.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Pure speculation but I think||
Pure speculation but I think this trip also had something to do with Under Armour. Only 4 more years if we fulfill the entire contract with Adidas. It'd be a good idea for Tommy to start getting himself reacquainted with the AD.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||When the archives go as far||
When the archives go as far back as June 2013 but they are writing about an incident that occured almost 4 years ago it comes off like they are trying to get exposure by bringing up something negative about a very popular thing in Washtenaw county. Now that doesn't mean that it isn't true, but it's posted a few weeks before a season is about to begin and it really starts to feel like the the site is trying to take advantage of a very bad situation.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||If you don't like it, don't||
If you don't like it, don't click on it (and then comment about how you don't like it). I think it is kind of crazy to do a UFR on that footage, but hey, to each his own. I actually only clicked on it because 1) wanted to see if it was just a joke and 2) wanted to see how well a UFR could be done on footage of a scrimmage. I have to say, he did a hell of a job on it. Such a good job, that I actually went through and read the whole thing. lol
|1 year 14 weeks ago||I wonder if they have a||
I wonder if they have a wildcat/direct snap to TB/RB package just in case Gardner gets banged up or has an equipment issue in a game and has to come out a few plays. Wouldn't want to burn a Morris redshirt just for something like that (or even have Cleary even set foot on the field). Then again, they might fully intend on playing Morris this year and getting him some snaps in the second half (who am I kidding, second QUARTER) against CMU. I would guess the wildcat option would be Fitz.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Whatever it takes to sell||
Whatever it takes to sell tickets. Have they sold out a game yet?
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Hit the back button or the X||
Hit the back button or the X and move on. There is a whole internet full of actual homophobia that needs you. And you know what? The kid holding up the "ly gay" sign is fat and has wierd fat arms. There is your justice. I guess I have cacomorphobia.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Cigarettes were really||
Cigarettes were really beginning to take their toll on Beckmann's voice. Also all the fried chicken wasn't so good for him, regardless of how innovative it was.
I hope they go for some relative unknown with that natural, god given voice. He can learn everything else on the job.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||I mean, was Green really||
I mean, was Green really going to pick up all the pass protections and blocking schemes by the first game? It's all good, get well soon derrick!
|1 year 16 weeks ago||He really looks like he's||
He really looks like he's grown up since he's came to Ann Arbor. I think he'll have a great year, he just looks like he has this new found fire in his eyes. The best part is that he recognizes that he's the leader of a position with a lot of depth/talent and he's not just going to be a jerk to everyone else.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||I had to do this - enjoy||
I had to do this - enjoy
|1 year 17 weeks ago||It looks like Gabbert and||
It looks like Gabbert and Henne will be switching between QB1 & QB2 while Denard will probably be set at as a the Wildcat QB1A. Of course people who don't know his game will say he can't throw in actual NFL game situations, but we all saw him in 2010. He can throw it just fine if the playcaller knows what they're doing.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||He definitely did add some||
He definitely did add some chunk, but with camp starting, the eventual stories that will be made about the picture I'm sure he'll drop most of that off before the season starts. No excuses with the nutrition and training staff he has access to. He can probably lose 3-4 pounds a day if they work him hard enough and let him know how much money he could miss out on right before he leaves the complex every day.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Until we see a video, this||
Until we see a video, this just sounds like Ohio State Football being king in Columbus.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||First of all, no one knows||
First of all, no one knows who the fuck Judge Jeanine is. Maybe you meant Judge Judy, if so, you failed there. Then there's no link. Another fail.
Or you are just bored and wanted to post something stupid and without merit on purpose just to troll all of us. Mission accompliished, on this post at least. But damn, you must be bored!
|1 year 18 weeks ago||If we stumble, Northwestern||
If we stumble, Northwestern could probably make some noise. They do that every 10 years or so, now might be their time.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||I hope this guy visits a||
I hope this guy visits a lawyer about the the meathead douche "security" guy. He could at least break even for the fines or even have the stadium/Mets pay him a nice little settlement. (I'd imagine he probably would be banned from the stadium for life) He clearly came to a stop and surrendered and the slam was completely unnecesscary. Might be a tough case to make, but these injury lawyers are sneaky little bastards so I'm sure they'd figure it out.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||I won't give the Michigan AD||
I won't give the Michigan AD internet media folks credit for the massive Twitter following, if they were really responsible for it there would be a $5 "donation" to follow. It's the loyalty and devotion of the fans. It's the tradition of Michigan and the effect being in Michigan Stadium with 110,000 others leaves.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Adidas is just the worst. The||
Adidas is just the worst. The flower logo looks way better on the Michigan gear, it's just classy, different, and has some tradition, history and vintage-ness to it.
Those UTL jerseys are the best things they've done, and the more I see the more I feel it's going to be all downhill from there.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||The bulls are running to||
The bulls are running to their death, so I have no pity for anyone who gets hurt running with them "for the experience".
|1 year 20 weeks ago||The only way we'll see him is||
The only way we'll see him is on a jailbreak screen
|1 year 21 weeks ago||HE GAVE HIM THE OLD WOLVERINE||
HE GAVE HIM THE OLD WOLVERINE WHAT FOR
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Michigan will win this game||
Michigan will win this game big. Freshman QB? Whoever is playing opposite Countess will have a great game.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||For the Burke's own sake, and||
For the Burke's own sake, and Michigan's sake in having successful players in the league, I'm glad he didn't get picked by the Pistons. The Jazz are a great landing spot and have a great GM and roster. Joe Dumars is a dumbass. He got so incredibly lucky in 2004 with the roster and with Larry Brown, and every season the Pistons have a losing record and/or fire a coach it becomes more and more clear. Drummond has a ton of potential, but they didn't play him enough last season to develop, and who knows what they'll do this season. It's too bad the new owner didn't cut Dumars loose when he was first able too. It looks like it might take a sexual harrassment scandal a la Isiah Thomas-Knicks to get Dumars out. Lol.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Please remember that in||
Please remember that in today's world, there is a prosector or district attorney on the other side of these things who wants to drag these kind of media frenzy cases as long as he can. They want their courtroom drama broadcasted live on major news networks and desire book deals galore following the end of a trial. Just keep that in the back of your mind.
The investigators and prosecutors might be trying to shake down the guy with the most to lose for information. Let's hope Hernandez manages to keep his family safe throughout all this. Worst case scenario, he pulled the trigger, but I don't think that's been proven yet, even outside the law.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Seriously, mod delete this||
Seriously, mod delete this post. It dumbs down the integrity of this entire site. Make fun of Urban all you want, I do it too. But don't post something this stupid.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||This woman is clearly trying||
This woman is clearly trying to set herself up to sue the airlines, whatever organization (TSA?) handles the Air Marshals and whatever police department eventually detained her. I bet she called some garbage lawyer they minute she was released. I hope she loses everything, including her son who she clearly cares little about.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||It's one thing to guarantee a||
It's one thing to guarantee a win months before and a whole different ballgame to make a guarantee the week of the game. This is nothing.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||I don't know if having an||
I don't know if having an address as a user name and posting about looking to purchase a new television is a good mix.
Any MGoCriminals out there agree?
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Nice to see a school||
Nice to see a school recognize that the on-field product sucks and setting ticket prices accordingly. They won't suck for too long though, Golden is a hell of a coach.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||I don't like Gee and would||
I don't like Gee and would never want someone like him as President of UM but he was really just kidding in the comments he made. I'd bet there were Catholics in the crowd, and either way, he's old. Old people get a pass in my book. (I know Beckmann is old too, but that was an article that he had time to THINK about and actually made it past some idiot editor who probably wanted to stir the pot more than anything. Beckmann is an idiot too.) I think him leaving that position sucks because they were a perfect fit. He was just exactly what I'd expect Ohio State to have as a President; An arrogant jerk who's unfiltered mouth consistently makes him look like an idiot.
He did do some pretty unique things at Vanderbilt and I think he ends up going back to Colorado to fix their AD and raise money.
And for the first time (I think?) the rivalry extends to the university president search.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||The whole thing with Hermann||
The whole thing with Hermann looks like typical woman behavior. Holding grudges forever, never letting go, bringing other women down. I feel bad for her, women are already at a disadvantage in athletic administration (whether you like to admit it or not, it's true) and this is just going to knock her out of a high profile job.
I think this is exactly what the Big Ten wants, maybe it's even an inside job.. This AD will be gone, and probably the president too. I wonder who will have major input in the selection process for those two positions? Maybe the conference that willl make the school a lot of money, give it a ton of visibility and exposure?
|1 year 25 weeks ago||If Gary Moeller can get fired||
If Gary Moeller can get fired for getting shitfaced in Southfield, then Beckmann should be fired for being SOBER and thinking that writing that article was a good idea. If this article isn't an indication of early onset dementia, I don't know what is.
Also....Gus Johnson? (I can dream)
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Yeah, he was always a||
Yeah, he was always a religious guy. He can be MSU's Tebow.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Who cares. The title says all||
Who cares. The title says all you need to know about the poll. Any school/team who beats Michigan in some helmet poll knows deep down that Michigan has the best ones in football.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||The only thing linking||
The only thing linking college football/basketball with college anymore is the fact that the teams share the names with schools. It's not an SEC thing, it's happening everywhere.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Tim Beckman did a hell of a||
Tim Beckman did a hell of a job at Toledo. They are bad right now, but they'll be respectable and good for an upset every now and then soon.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||ND confirms this about||
ND confirms this about Golson? Keep protecting your garbage scumbag unethical coach who threw another player under the bus. How many scandals and/or deaths will it take for ND to gain some sense? Does a private, relgiously affiliated school really feel no pressure?
The story might be about Golson, but this is really about ND and their lack of ethics and morales in defense of their scumbag coach.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||I'd pick a school that is||
I'd pick a school that is consistently overrated especially early in the season. Texas and Florida State come to mind. Please no neutral site garbage.
UNC, Duke and Georgia Tech could be fun too. Fun cities and might not have to do a return trip with those schools.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||I was extremely upset and||
I was extremely upset and disappointed with Borges during that Ohio State game but clearly he's a hard guy to dislike for long. I really like his "team" philosophy with thinking about the defense and special teams. It's nice to hear an offensive coordinator talk about the three phases.
Great read, great writing. Pieces like this on mgoblog are written better and way more informative than any of the pieces I've read on the subscription sites.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Where all the THJ haters now?||
Where all the THJ haters now? Anyone that knows anything about college vs. pro knows that the repetition, coaching and full-time committment in the professional ranks helps players that might have seemed to reach a plateau in the college game reach their full potential professionally. I am very excited for THJ and his impending NBA career.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Damn, they are really kicking||
Damn, they are really kicking them when they are down. They tried to kill Penn State once, and they stood strong. I think all the negativity thrown Penn State's way is going to backfire on the media/NCAA when other schools start standing up for them. At least, that's what I hope happens.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Love the name misspelling in||
Love the name misspelling in the beginning.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Next time, don't use the "/s"||
Next time, don't use the "/s" It makes for more fun when someone doesn't see the obvious sarcasm and flips out on you.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||We can sit here and criticize||
We can sit here and criticize the coaches and players, but in the end, David Stern is the problem. He will latch on to the great player and/or coach, help them along a successful career (championships, MVPs, $$) and reap the benefits. MJ/Phil, Shaq/Kobe/Phil, Lebron. Notice how when he didn't have that star, the league struggled. He basically ruined college basketball with his one year rule. "Why should teams have to take the risk of getting a kid out of high school, let's see how they handle college for a year." Now, the NBA playoffs are really just a "start watching at game 5" deal. Yes, I am aware the Lakers got swept, but that controversy argubly created more headlines for one of the most popular teams in sports. The refs call the games knowing that more games equal more money for the league.
For the one benefit or making trade of goods easier, money is a terrible thing. Add an advanced brain that innately conceptualizes hoarding and greed and it just ruins everything.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Those players and the program||
Those players and the program went through a significant penalty, the kind of penalty that you don't really see handed down today. The fact that we made it all the way back says quite a bit about Michigan. I think college athletes should be paid, and with the money the Fab Five players generated, they probably have should have been paid a lot more than what they actually took. People blame Martin and Webber, but no one even looks at Schembechler or Weidenbach, who were the primary ADs during the era (I think Roberson might have came in once it already was known). They were there, around the team, in the locker room, and ignored it. God forbid anyone spread the blame to the two guys with their names on significant athletic buildings. Accountability goes both ways.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||yoooo his brother or friend||
yoooo his brother or friend needs to get upgrade his jacket a couple sizes that looks uncomfortable.
Just from the way Stauskas carries himself he's definitely going to be running some kind of shooting camp in the future.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||I was hoping the new playoff||
I was hoping the new playoff format would make for some interesting non-conference games, but now the 10 game schedule? I love Big Ten games, but I also like seeing how we match-up with other schools other than in bowl games. Do any of the people that run college athletics care about anything else but money? It will backfire on them in the long run, IMO.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||I bet Jerry Sandusk....I'm||
I bet Jerry Sandusk....I'm going to stop before I get ahead of myself.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Bunting looks like a man||
Bunting looks like a man amongst boys on his highlights. Looks like a beast. In a couple years I feel as if offense will look like TEs lining up all over the line with (only elite) WRs only sprinkled in here and there. That just sounds unstoppable.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||He had a clutch 15 foot||
He had a clutch 15 foot jumpshot against MSU a few years back. He was just WIDE open as no one was expecting him to shoot. He left his hand in the air and was backtracking back on defense while everyone else was waiting for the rebound because they all thought he was going to miss. I only remember that because I saw him at Rick's that night and did many shots with him.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Ahhhh the internet...making a||
Ahhhh the internet...making a random North Dakota station temporarily relevant. Awesome for us, sucks for that guy. He does have his own little hashtag now. #KEEPAJ
|1 year 31 weeks ago||golf and track/field will be||
golf and track/field will be our demise
|1 year 31 weeks ago||This is huge. Get legitimate||
This is huge. Get legitimate indoor & outdoor track & field facilities along with an overhaul of Cliff Keen and we'll be right there with Stanford every year. When the stars align, we'll take em out.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Unless he thinks Gardner will||
Unless he thinks Gardner will dominate this year and head to the NFL and then he'll be able to beat out Morris. That's too many ifs. Whatever, let him come check out our program and when he ends up at WVU we can tell that we're even.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||I was waiting for Mitch to 1)||
I was waiting for Mitch to 1) start waving his hand in the air like eminem and 2) say "BIG MITCH, OUT" and just drop the mic after his announcement.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Expectations=Pressure - We'll||
Expectations=Pressure - We'll see how the coaches and players handle it. Hope we can add another player. A 5th year transfer would be nice to keep that scholarship open for the future.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Also, great name. I can hear||
Also, great name. I can hear the Looney Tunes theme through the Crisler speakers now.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||These are awesome jerseys. I||
These are awesome jerseys. I hope they somehow actually get them made and then wear them without notice. It would be the Iowa AD's ultimate "I SEE YOU!" to BHGP.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Go get em timmy. Hope he gets||
Go get em timmy. Hope he gets a great trainer and takes it to the next level, physically and mentally.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||I wish they had statistics in||
I wish they had statistics in news/media so you could keep track of who broke what story first and if their information ended up being accurate, incomplete, etc. You could come up with a reliability index for major outlets. I just see too much garbage to get clicks and be the first to break. Being realistic, even if something like this was created I don't think any major news organization would accept it because most of them are doing just fine without any oversight or ethics.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||I'm pretty sure he'll come||
I'm pretty sure he'll come back. His dad is a scout for Miami and knows exactly what Tim needs to work on and I forsee him finally getting back into coaching his son. He knows that his son playing (and being the face/leader of) a top 10 college team will get him more exposure than sitting on a pro-bench or even playing untelevised games in a place like Idaho for the NBADL. Unless Hardaway Sr. has some sweet deal worked out with an NBA team, my guess is he comes back.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||I didn't realize so much time||
I didn't realize so much time and "paperwork" went into overseeing the MGoBoard. I randomly came across this thread, and I feel like I am involved in a top secret & undisclosed MGoBlog Intelligence Agency meeting. Trolls are found and neutralized. Threads consolidated. "Bloggers of Mass Destruction" who have no credibilty are discussed. Maybe the policy of appeasement isn't working with the BMDs and a counteinsurgency (or indirect smear) campaign should be considered....I'm only half joking. Keep up the good work!
|1 year 32 weeks ago||How is that douchey? I don't||
How is that douchey? I don't think it's a big deal to joke about those 3 years, and if anyone has that right it's someone who actually played at Michigan at that time.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||If someone can find 4CE||
If someone can find 4CE W1LL14M5 real name, I can find much, much more.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||As long as you appear to take||
As long as you appear to take what the NCAA says seriously and enforce some minor penalties, it seems like you would get off without much damage. Miami, even though they got a point because of a garbage investigation, is getting really arrogant in the media and openly discrediting the NCAA, which is not smart. USC was smart in getting rid of their old AD when he started running his mouth and replaced him with Haden who understands how everything works. Shalala and Miami can be pissed at the NCAA behind the scenes, but should to to at least appear to be cooperating with their trainwreck of an investigation. I HATE the NCAA, but I understand that they hold a lot of the power right now. Unfortunately, as messed up and imperfect as the bowl system was, we have effectively given the NCAA MORE power & money with the cfb playoff. With all this expansion and the super conferences, I see a future where the conferences decide that they no longer need the NCAA and will each set up their own governing bodies, contracts, etc. I don't see how the NCAA wins that fight.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||On an unrelated note, is it||
On an unrelated note, is it me or is Mary Sue Coleman getting younger? Either UMHS has a fantatastic plastic surgeon and MSC has an open tab or she has Benjamin Button syndrome. Everytime I see a picture of her, she looks 5 years younger. She better hope she doesn't run into me at Ricks in about 20 years.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Still a long time until||
Still a long time until signing day and let's be real here, he committed and decommitted to one school aready, so it's definitely a possiblity. That doesn't always mean anything negative, just means sometimes kids make decisions early. Look at how the whole Dawson recruitment turned out.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||We got two Drakes on the||
We got two Drakes on the roster. Sparty got a bunch of Chris Browns.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Really such a dilemma for the||
Really such a dilemma for the athletic department. Do you retire his number? Good arguments for both sides. Tough call. I just hope we don't get a gigantic patch on anyone wearing the number 3 jersey. Retire it, or don't retire it - don't try and find a middle ground.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||It would be cool if he could||
It would be cool if he could play basketball too. Obviously the games are different now and require a lot more focus, but you think about guys like Bennie Oosterbaan and Ron Kramer. I'd like to see it be done at Michigan today. Even if you aren't a starter on one of the teams, just being a multi-sport athlete is quite an accomplishment and can put someone in a very select class.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Hahaha, I just changed mine.||
Hahaha, I just changed mine. I had megaman smoking a joint, but it really didn't match the name. Never saw yours before, so I hope you know i didn't copy it! I did add a little maize wing to his head.
He's gone. We got pretty damn lucky he came back last year.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||We're getting our players to||
We're getting our players to the NBA as draft lottery picks and we'll start next season with a few more kids on the roster near the top of draft boards.
Watch Walton play and realize Spike hasn't played too much and will probably get better too. It's crazy how successful Burke was, if you remember, Brundidge was way more hyped than Burke was.
Things are going good in Ann Arbor. I'm already looking forward to getting revenge on Indiana with a sweep and destroying the Pitino led Minnesota.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||I've gone back and forth on||
I've gone back and forth on Burke. His size forces him to extend his body when he attacks the basket, which is why he usually ends up on the floor. That scares me because even in the two week tournament run, he banged his head pretty hard once and took two pretty tough drops in the Louisville game. He's a tough son of a bitch and his "clutch" factor is off the charts. He's clearly a smart kid, being able to come in as a freshman and run the offense. I think he'll be a fantastic pro. Athleticism is overrated (let's be clear though, he isn't unathletic) it's helpful sure, but I really think he has the scoring ability, defense and mental capacity to make up for it. In the top 6.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||I think Izzo brings everyone||
I think Izzo brings everyone back. Harris is actually more NBA ready than Payne, in my opinion. They'd be smart to have some offense run through Harris next season, so when Appling is struggling (it will happen) they aren't helpless.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||The internet has ruined||
The internet has ruined sarcasm.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Watching the Louisville women||
Watching the Louisville women get dominated made me feel a tiny bit better. I'm also hoping this team doesn't forget the name of the coach that beat us and we completely obliterate and embarass Minnesota everytime we play them next season.
Random Questions: Does the team get a ring for being in the Final Four? Do the Final Four Banners signify that we were in the NC game?
|1 year 33 weeks ago||He is a classy kid. Him and||
He is a classy kid. Him and Irvin are friends, hope harris sticks around - The Indiana Mr. Basketballs can get a little 1 on 1 going. Game within the game.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||THJ needs to go because I||
THJ needs to go because I don't think he will get much better while in college. He needs to be committed to basketball full-time with NBA coaches and S&C. We've got to remember, the NBA and NCAA are two very different kinds of basketball in terms of the rules. NBA favors offense, NCAA favors defense. He'll be a nice role player somewhere, with a name like Hardaway he'll get a shot.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||I still don't know how||
I still don't know how Calipari convinces all these elite players to go to one school and share the spotlight. I also don't think he's a very good coach. I haven't seen any of his players do much in the NBA. If the NCAA is going to scratch the NBA's back by giving them a free farm system, then the NBA, through the scouts, should ruin Calipari's reputation because 7 elite players going to one school means 6 other schools are losing out on program changing talent.
I actually LIKE Calipari too. I like how he wants his players to go to the NBA early and get paid, not be exploited. My issue is that if he doesn't make them better or instill a sense of a work ethic in them, most of them will get a big rookie contract and that's it. That's a lot of money that could last a lifetime, but unless he's connecting them to someone at Charles Schwab of Fidelity, it probably won't.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Indiana Commit to LSU Commit||
Indiana Commit to LSU Commit to ND Commit/Player to Cincinnati Player. He'll find his way back to the state of Indiana somehow, Boiler up?
|1 year 33 weeks ago||I wonder if athletes who||
I wonder if athletes who leave early can pay for their remaining credits in advance to lock into the lower tuition rates, because it seems to keep on rising.
On another note, if they aren't going to pay the players, I always thought it would be nice if schools offered athletes who graduated with a certain GPAs the opportunity to get a masters/graduate degree for free or at a discounted cost.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||It's wierd for me right now||
It's wierd for me right now because most of the time I jump right from Michigan basketball to getting geeked about Michigan football with the spring game and then build-up to the season. While I was a student (2004-2008) team wasn't very good, though I still went to most of the home games, it felt like basketball was more of a distraction from football. The Spring Game is on Saturday, but I'm still not over basketball and probably won't be for a while. I don't think I'll be over it until we know who is going/staying and who is added to our recruiting class to account for any losses.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||No doubt...patches cover up what they have to||
|1 year 33 weeks ago||You might be onto something||
You might be onto something
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Hardaway has much more||
Hardaway has much more upside, but nothing that he'll be able to reach on college. When he can focus on basketball full-time and have an NBA coaching staff behind him, he'll be a role player (or maybe even a star) on a team. He needs to work on body control and consistent form and followthrough on his shot. Also, aggressiveness and the mental aspect of the game. When he wants to take it to the hole, he can, but too often he settled for jumpshots. Just because you see his consistent inconsistency does not mean he will not develop more.
I hope John Beilein at least considers some 1&Done players. He finds these under the radar guys (which takes a great deal of searching) and Beilein develops them into players that could go pro after one or two years. Look at what he's done in a little under a year with McGary, with BA getting a ton of credit too. With a roster of elite talent, who knows what he could do. He could definitely sell the ability to improve draft stock, get started toward a Michigan degree, a pretty open system offensively. I think he is moving in that direction, at least that's what I took from the cameras in the locker room.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||He made a good pitch. He was||
He made a good pitch. He was throwing it to Manti T'eo's girlfriend. She didn't catch it.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Spike and Caris were late||
Spike and Caris were late additions to the previous recruiting class. Spike, specifically, was insurance in case Burke left. I'm excited because Beilein is going to work his magic again. Who is going to join Walton, Irvin and Donnal in the class? Andrew Wiggins? Season might be over, but the excitement continues.
John Beilein is a Wizard.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Close your eyes, imagine you||
Close your eyes, imagine you are 18 again, and drunk, VERY drunk. Put yourself in your college living room. There's an old couch in the corner that no one really uses because one of your roomate passed out and vomited all over it. And before that, another roommate had sex on it with a chunky girl that wasn't worthy of his bed. After the loss, you are angry, irrational and have a lighter. You find others in a similar mental state to help take the couch out on the street. You take some vodka and sprinkle it over the couch (you clearly don't need anymore) flick the lighter a few times and when it first lights up the flames consume your eyes and for a moment you evolve backwards into a caveman who has just seen fire for the tirst time.
Get over it. It happens. If you've never been drunk and done something stupid or irrational, I suggest trying it once. If you have, then realize that absolutely no thought goes into lighting anything on fire, so why put any thought into criticizing or looking down on it.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||THJ - He has the passion and||
THJ - He has the passion and energy when we are playing well, otherwise, not so much. I love the kid, but at this point, he is what he is. Inconsistent. People need to stop believing he's still going to get better in college. At this point, I think he should head to the NBA and focus on his game full-time without worrying about school and other committments. He definitely has some upside and potential left to reach, I just don't believe it will be accessed while he's in college. When it's in his mind to get to the hole and not settle for jumpshots, he can get there whenever he wants. That dunk last night was ridiculous. I think he has a bright future ahead in the NBA, maybe as a star, but definitely as a role player.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Great season and great team.||
Great season and great team. Although it boils by blood that such awful, inconsistent refereeing contributed to that loss for our team and the NCAA won't do anything. It doesn't matter who wins or loses for them, they'll win either way. The team we can root for now is lead by Ed O'Bannon. Our friend Barack is already on Mr. Emmert's team.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||This is so complicated. If||
This is so complicated. If someone believes players should be paid TODAY, is it hypocritical for them to not forgive Webber? And people only remember Webber because of the whole trial, but forget about Taylor, Traylor and Bullock. No one will agree on this, all you can ask is that everyone at least is informed and knows the facts - 90% of people don't.
I will say, Jalen Rose has turned into an attention seeking nightmare. I hope someone puts him in check. He made a good documentary 3 years ago, and I understand he's proud of what he accomplished at Michigan, but he can't force his shadow onto the program/team anymore. He has great influence at ESPN, needs to use it responsibly. Unless Webber was in on this too - I can't imagine he was very happy about what Jalen did. He should follow Desmond Howard around for a few weeks, or Tracy Wolfson, Rich Eisen, Adam Schefter.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Welcome back to Crisler||
Welcome back to Crisler Arena, Expectations! It's been a long time! We'll be back. Louisville took advantage of their last year in the Big East, obscurity lies ahead where they are going.
I really would like to see some consensus talent come to Ann Arbor. Mitch was a start, but I think this title game appearance, miraculous run and eventual draft (and hopefully immediate NBA success) should really get us in the running with Duke, UNC, Kansas, etc. I want to see John Beilein win a title after seeing him after the game today, just hopes he realizes the talent he is able to get now. Offseason priorities? Free throws, Dribbling, inbounding and backcourt pressure schemes.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||The way all this went down. I||
The way all this went down. I really feel like Jalen Rose and CWebb are doing this for CWebb's documentary or some reality show.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||The youngest team in the||
The youngest team in the field of 68 makes it to the final game. My disappointment in this loss probably pales in comparison to the disappointment of the team. I'll spare you a future is bright comment, if you don't know that or can't see it god help you. I hope our program benefits from this exposure. There is a reason Beilein allowed those cameras in the locker room. Let's hope some players/parents see what a great program stands tall in Ann Arbor. Whoever leaves will make that decision with the full support of the coach.
FYI - Refs were awful because of inconsistency. Players and coaches can adjust to the level of physicality set/allowed by refs in first 5 minutes of game. When that level changes throughout the game, refs affect the outcome and it becomes difficult to play. The NCAA is just awful at everything besides money hoarding and partnering with professional sports leagues, it's really time for a change.