|2 years 28 weeks ago||As a former DC at Michigan,||
As a former DC at Michigan, he'll always be a Michigan man. Though his legacy in college football will always be as the Dawgfather.
|2 years 33 weeks ago||Gary Payton isn't a HOFer?||
Gary Payton isn't a HOFer? Really? That's one of the worst examples you could think of. He was a slam dunk HOF under any metric.
|2 years 33 weeks ago||I agree with everything you||
I agree with everything you said. However, I think he makes it. Why?
Because I think the threshold to make it into the Basketball HOF is incredibly low. Guys like Mullen and King (and dare I say Dumars, sorry Pistons fans) were very, very good players. But they probably weren't great players or elite players and I think they wouldn't get in if we were talking about the standards of the Baseball or Pro Football HOF.
But you have smaller rosters (and thus less players that played over the years), but are still inducting at least the same number of players per year (if not more) than football and are certainly inducting many more players per year than baseball.
As good as he was, and as much as I love(d) CWebb, it's hard not to look at his pro career and think he could have been so much more.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Well there are plenty of||
Well there are plenty of tickets available if you look at the spreadsheet. I myself am selling 4 (got other tickets elsewhere in the stadium) and just looking to get back what I spent on dynamic pricing.
I posted in the spreadsheet, but feel free to email if interested: [email protected]
|2 years 37 weeks ago||How does the alumni tix work?||
How does the alumni tix work? I could of sworn that I went to the local alumni website and they have a sign up in spring but they said that it didn't include the ND or OSU games. Felt it kind of defeated the point.
|2 years 41 weeks ago||Didn't he have a major pec||
Didn't he have a major pec injury that caused him to miss the entire season?
|2 years 41 weeks ago||Considering they made a||
Considering they made a similar tshirt for our Bball team, this thread just makes me sad.
|2 years 50 weeks ago||A little nervous b/c the last||
A little nervous b/c the last sort of player that I remember Brian saying they remind him of Stevie Brown was Marvin Robinson.
|2 years 50 weeks ago||Used to love the show when it||
Used to love the show when it started and the first couple of years. I still watched it, but it sould have ended a few years ago.
Kind of indicative about our attention spans these days. Hard to make it so long through a show so long w/o getting bored and distinterested with it.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||NIT Rule||
This is a NIT rule. MSG sells alcohol almost every other college bball game (Cuse, St. Johns, & Big East tournament). If you had gone to the UM game at Barclays in Brooklyn you could have had as much beer as you wanted.
|3 years 24 weeks ago||FWIW I got an email two days||
FWIW I got an email two days ago from the MSG email list serve that said limited nubmer of tickets were just released. I'd check ticketmaster first.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||My buddy's brother was a||
My buddy's brother was a manager on the team years ago. He'd always share a tidbit or two of things from practice. It was fun b/c my buddy and I as huge M fans couldn't get enough info about the team. However, it was understood that my friend's brother had a commitment and duty to the team. We weren't going to breach that relationship by running and posting on an internet message board things that we had heard, just to impress some people we didn't know.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||And/or people shouldn't be||
And/or people shouldn't be running to post this on Mgoblog (which is the biggest UM blog out there even the MSM guys scour over).
If Hoke wanted this out in the public he would have stated it.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||I don't think any of your||
I don't think any of your questions were unfair or anything (outside of the sheer number of questions!).
You have to understand that a lot of these things are unknown. Media access has been very restrictive under Hoke, in contrast to the RR days. Therefore, we don't know all the answers about our guys now. The joke was that UM football was known as "the Fort" under Lloyd Carr due to the limited information being leaked out, and many think Hoke has gotten back to that.
FWIW, we didn't take RR way from you guys. He turned the Bama job down the year before, so if anything, we should have lamented that you didn't take him away from us.
|3 years 35 weeks ago||1. TBD 2. TBD 3. No. 4.||
14. You're welcome?
|3 years 36 weeks ago||He is. It's unreally the||
He is. It's really just the height thing that was holding him back. If he was 4 inches taller he'd be a surefire first round pick and probably a top 10 pick. I bet he'd be taken before Tannehill.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||True, but he was pretty||
True, but he was pretty awesome at NC State before that. Some people (myself included) thought coming into last season that he was the best QB in the league, before he even played a Big 10 game.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||You're misinformed||
Flynn wasn't paid a ridiculous amount of money. He signed a 3 year, $19.5 million contract. That's not particularly high for a starting QB, but I think less than half of that is guaranteed. He's only owed $2 million for this season.
Ask Arizona if Carroll is doing it right. They did the same thing, signing the hot backup (Kolb) but threw tons of money at him. Carroll signed Flynn to a manageable contract and then had him compete for the job. If he sucks and he doesn't pan out, it's okay. Flynn's contract is easily swallowable by Seattle. Kolb's is not. A good calculated risk by Pete.
|3 years 36 weeks ago||Have you watched the NFL the||
Have you watched the NFL the last 6 years? TJ is a decent backup. That's all.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||I disagree with most of the||
I disagree with most of the comments here. I don't think it's ever appropriate for a coach to put his hands on a player in such a manner. The fact that he's a guy and she a women makes it worst. Please don't justify his behavior.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||Have to disagree with you on||
Have to disagree with you on your characterization of NYC alums. We've had really good turnout for a lot of events. In particular the coach series talk and the Desmond talk were completely packed and filled to the brim.
I personally didn't know of the event until earlier this week. I'm not sure I'd characterize the publicizing of the event as all that great. I'm sure an email or two were sent out, but I remember hearing about the Hoke/Desmond events well in advance.
I think there are a couple of factors that could explain the turnout:
- It wasn't as well publicized as other events have been. Like I said, I didn't know about it until Monday. It's possible that I just didn't read the emails sent out.
- Not sure where they had it this year, but the location the last time I went (at Brother Jimmy's) I thought was difficult for this event. Brian had his powerpoint and it was difficult seeing in the cramped backroom that everyone was in.
- A lot of the alums in NY are older and aren't familiar with MgoBlog or either or those guys. Yeah, obviously there are tons of new alums (just go to Prof. Thoms on a game Saturday), but a lot of the alums aren't recent grads. While myself and a lot of my friends are obsessed with all things Michigan, the majority of people I went to school with have no idea what Mgoblog is.
- The year I did go see Brian speak, he was going over his presentation and then having a Q&A. While I enjoyed myself, I remember being a bit disappointed in that I already new everything he was saying and his responses from reading the blog.
It is unfortunate that it wasn't better attended. Seems as though Brian and Tom were gracious enough to visit and it would have been great if more people had come out. I would have stopped by myself, if my schedule had permitted. However, it's a bit unfair to rush to judgment on this for the aforementioned reasons.
|3 years 37 weeks ago||Uphill battle. None of the||
Uphill battle. None of the Euro guys outside Timmy Howard are playing. Mostly MLS guys/guys playing in the Americas.
|3 years 38 weeks ago||Still pops up on campus now and then||
Yeah, he's definitely still a huge M fan. He was in town for the UM-Ohio game in 2005. Got a chance to meet him and chat with him at Ricks that weekend. He seemed pretty cool and was pretty approachable. I thought it was cool that he was just chilling there and nobody was really bothering him.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||Maybe it hasn't always been||
Maybe it hasn't always been the rule, but Chris Fowler said it last year (or the year before) that that's the rule. Sounds like what they're doing going forward.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||They're not going to Baton||
They're not going to Baton Rouge twice, b/c they don't go to the same place more than once in a season. That's already been established.
They're not doing 3 M games this year. Same with 3 MSU games too.
|3 years 39 weeks ago||standard conversation||
Fan 1: scUM sucks, you didn't even go there. Walmart wolverine!
Fan 2: Yes, I did.
Fan 1: Okay, you can say whatever you want then.
Fan 2: Shut up. I asked for blue cheese on my burger, not any of this processed crap.
Fan 1: Yes, sir.
|3 years 44 weeks ago||Thabeet, not Darko||
Boom or bust project. Not really a reach as he was projected as high as 5th. But this guy is def a polarizing pick.
|3 years 48 weeks ago||Agree with this. Some guy are||
Agree with this. Some guy are definitely busts (Boisture), while others who have gotten significant playing experience haven't shown anything in extended time (Heaps, Bolden). But guys like Bell aren't fair to judge because he was stuck behind a very good QB in Jones for so many years. He still has time. Same with a guy like Montana. He probably committed thinking he was the heir apparent to Jake Locker. No one knew Keith Price was going to be a stud. Since Price is only one class year ahead of Montana, Montana wouldn't play until he was a Sr. So not really fair to judge him either.
|4 years 2 weeks ago||This is not RCMB. We don't||
This is not RCMB. We don't need to make a post anytime our in-state rival scores a commitment.
Iowa just got a commitment the other day. Maybe you should make a post about that too.
|4 years 7 weeks ago||You're reading into and||
You're reading into and taking this stuff way too seriously. Who cares what OSU or Ohio U fans say? If Brady Hoke wants to have fun with it, he's more than entitled to do whatever he wants.
|4 years 7 weeks ago||Two things||
First off, D'Antoni's teams don't play defense. Nash is not a paricularly great defender. Part of that is because he tries to have his player's conserve their efforts on the defensive side.
|4 years 7 weeks ago||Pac- 12 is 1-1. Play in game||
Pac- 12 is 1-1. Play in game counts, and they lost to USF.
|4 years 10 weeks ago||Watch the ESPN 60 on Rumeal||
Watch the ESPN 60 on Rumeal Robinson. He's a POS human being.
|4 years 11 weeks ago||That tattoo screams "Walmart||
That tattoo screams "Walmart Wolverine". It's your body, so you're obviously entitled to do whatever you want. But getting a tattoo of a school that you're a fan of is kind of stupid IMO. I have multiple degrees from UM and I would never get a tattoo of Michigan on my body. If one of my friends or classmates did, I'd probably make fun of them.
I feel the same about people tattooing their Greek letters and stuff as well.
A tattoo is a permanent reminder of a temporary impulse.
|4 years 12 weeks ago||How great a team is, is||
How great a team is, is defined on what they do in March.
|4 years 13 weeks ago||It was a smart play by the||
It was a smart play by the Giants. The time was more important than the yardage at that point. I'd be surprised if they didn't do it on purpose.
You could even put it on Brady that he should have thrown it away quickly so they didn't lose so much time on the play.
|4 years 13 weeks ago||Perhaps, but..||
I think your argument is different if you're talking about the Pats or the Giants. If I'm Eli, I'm feeling a little more confident than Brady would knowing his defense could hold the other team.
|4 years 13 weeks ago||The flaw in saying the Pats||
The flaw in saying the Pats should have let them score once they got to the 18 is twofold. 1) A 35 yard field goal is not a gimme (see the Ravens). There were people at the SB party I was at, that were screaming for the Giants to start taking knees when they hit the 30. Really? You want to have Tynes try a 47 yard kick, when you can easily scoop up some more yards, possible get a few first downs to run down the clock as well. You can't assume they'll make a 35 yard field goal. If the NYG got within the 13 (and thus it was less than a 30 yard field goal), I think I'd let them score. 2) The biggest flaw in saying, oh the Pats should have let them score is assuming that the Giants try and score. The Giants could run down to the one and take at the one. They could then take 3 knees, or a couple knees and then try to score a TD on 3rd down. Regardless, they'd be little time left on the clock even after they called their TOs.
|4 years 13 weeks ago||Your reasoning is full of||
Your reasoning is full of flaws. If you want to coach like Mark Richt, that's fine, but the Giants made the right call. No way you should settle for a 35 yard field goal. As the Ravens can attest, you can miss it, plus other things can go wrong like a fumbled snap (see Tony Romo), or it could be blocked. The Giants played it perfectly and Coughlin made the right calls.
Your second guessing of Coughlin is ludicrous.
And just because Belichek instructs his team to let the Giants score, doesn't mean that NYG takes the touchdown. People have suggested letting them score from the 18. If I'm Ahmad Bradshaw, I run down and take a knee at the 1. In fact, if you have any beef yesterday, it could be that Bradshaw didn't take a knee at the 1. That would be a stronger argument than anything else.
|4 years 13 weeks ago||toffee||
This is the best suggestiion by far.
|4 years 14 weeks ago||STFU||
|4 years 14 weeks ago||Hulk Hogan is not even in the||
Hulk Hogan is not even in the WWE right now. Shows what you know.
|4 years 14 weeks ago||Why don't you just take the||
Why don't you just take the pic down? May not be a big deal and the photo may exist elsewhere, but why assist in M getting any secondary violations? (This blog is very much read by the mainstream media)
|4 years 19 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
You got an actual M tattoo? I'm assuming you mean one of this fake ones. If not did you play on the team? Just a proud alum?
|4 years 20 weeks ago||posted from iPhone||
I think you lucked out. You'll be able to get great tickets (aka club ones, etc) for face or under face.
|4 years 21 weeks ago||I feel like June Jones'||
I feel like June Jones' career has been awfully similar to Dennis Erickson who they just fired. Except Erickson was probably more successful.
I guess that makes Jones a poor man's Erickson.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||Honestly, they are a 3 loss||
Honestly, they are a 3 loss team. That makes them undeserving already.
They wanted to go to the BCS. Win the championship game against Wisky. Instead you lost. Could have controlled their own destiny, but instead is more concerned like always what we're doing at Michigan.
Va Tech, Georgia, and Oklahoma all could have gone to the BCS with wins. All of those teams are more deserving than Sparty. Yet, no one is clamoring for them to get a BCS bid.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||I was at the Penn State game||
I was at the Penn State game last year, and had a lot of conversations with Penn State fans on when they thought JoePa was going to retire and who should replace him. Dan Mullen was the overwhelming favorite, and I heard that from even the casual fans. He's a local boy and they're well acquainted with who he is.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||Russell Wilson and Montee||
Russell Wilson and Montee Ball are pretty impressive guys. They carry themselves well and are well spoken.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||Firing a 9-4 coach that was the ACC coach of the year||
Firing a 9-4 coach that was the ACC coach of the year was ludicrous. Firing a guy after one year on the job is even more ludicrous.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||toffee||
Stevie Johnson is growing into one of the better young wide receivers in the league. I hope they do cut him so that my team can sign him.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||Their media is a panzies||
Their media is a bunch of panzies compared to what our coaches have had to deal with. Just lobbed him a bunch of softballs.
They should have asked him about the reaction of UF fans thinking he's abandoned them to go to another program. They should have also asked him about all the arrests that happened under his watch at UF.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||You lost all credibility when||
You lost all credibility when you said you took a bunch of OSU fans to the game.
On another note, as an alum, I can understand some of the disappointment with the student section. It's kind of like, when we were there, we made sure to fill the section, and now that we're 9-2, why isn't everyone there? It's a bit more perplexing considering it's been an unfortunate ride for many of the students there right now, as they've experienced a lot of down seasons. You think that based on that, there would be even more excitement now.
But I wasn't at the game, and I didn't notice the student section after the beginning of the game. So I'm not going to make any assumptions either way.
|4 years 24 weeks ago||"Ace"?||
Not sure why you put it in quotes, considering it's his real name. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure his actual name is Ace Anbender. Yeah his folks were cool like that.
|4 years 30 weeks ago||Why do interns have guns?||
Why do interns have guns?
|4 years 30 weeks ago||I don't think he neglected to||
I don't think he neglected to consider the 85 scholarship limit. I think he was just saying we could take a full class of 28 and that would be the limit; that of course is based on the idea that some 5th year seniors do not come back.
|4 years 30 weeks ago||Isn't that going off a 26||
Isn't that going off a 26 person class? If we take 28, that means we have room for 6 more. I'd like those 4 plus Banner and a DT (though with Obrien to UT, the last one may have sailed).
|4 years 30 weeks ago||I was under the impression||
I was under the impression that to get a 6th year, you really had to miss consecutive seasons due to injury. Keenum was certainly healthy in 2009. Interesting that he would be eligible, but I remember that Jake Locker was not (not that Locker would want to petition for a 6th year after last year and his high draft status).
|4 years 30 weeks ago||Staples theme based rankings||
Staples' theme based rankings are dumb. It's almost as if he's trying to overcompensate for attending an SEC school and demonstrate his intellect to his readers. The problem is 1) he's trying too hard, and 2) the majority of his readers, particularly the SEC ones, don't understand any of his references (particularly the literary ones).
|4 years 30 weeks ago||Makes sense||
Hoke mentioned something about being able to redshirt someone (Rawls) b/c the rules had changed. Presumably this is what he's referring to.
|4 years 31 weeks ago||What's the deal with the golf course?||
I saw that the alumni tailgate is there, but do they allow parking there too?
|4 years 32 weeks ago||Lots of deals if you google, just used this last week||
Enter code "ldespn" and the price drops to $3.99/yr.
|4 years 33 weeks ago||Good looking out||
Come on, if you're in MI, no excuse not to go to the game now.
|4 years 33 weeks ago||Not always black and white||
Though we'd generally classify him as an offensive minded coach, Rich Rod is an illustration of why this question is not black and white. What background does he have? He was a defensive player and was a defensive coach until he went to become the HC at Glenville. All of a sudden he becomes an offensive minded coach and is the OC at Tulane.
|4 years 33 weeks ago||Kind of a broad||
Kind of a broad generalization (Holmgren, Walsh, Paul Brown, Gibbs).
|4 years 35 weeks ago||Weather.com showing||
Weather.com showing thundershows and rain on Sat. Hopefully this forecast changes.
|4 years 36 weeks ago||I have no idea what everyone||
I have no idea what everyone is looking at. The scheudle is very easy this year and sets up nicely. Tougher the last few weeks of the season yes, but definitely not tougher than last year, and much easier overall than last year.
|4 years 36 weeks ago||Well since you asked I'll||
Well since you asked I'll just go over there right now and take a picture.
|4 years 36 weeks ago||Chicago marathon is that weekend||
I'm staying in downtown Chicago fairly close to NW hospital. I would highly recommend you book your room soon. The Chicago marathon is that weekend, so a lot of hotels are booked up and prices are a bit more expensive. I'm actually in town for that as my gf is running it with a bunch of friends (at least that's what I told her, though she really knows I'm really there for the Michigan game).
|4 years 37 weeks ago||Chinagate is awful, but have||
Chinagate is awful, but have you tried TK Wu or Magic Kingdom? Both are pretty good, even better when you order off the Chinese menu rather than the general one.
|4 years 37 weeks ago||I always liked Blimpies, but||
I always liked Blimpies, but I was actually there when a guy had a heart attack. Very disturbing.
|4 years 37 weeks ago||In conjunction with two of||
In conjunction with two of these suggestions, walk through the law quad to get to Dominick's for sangria.
|4 years 37 weeks ago||The Arb is great to check||
The Arb is great to check out, but Mr. Spots? I always thought the food there was eh, definitely nothing special. BTB, Jerusalem Garden, Zingerman's, TK Wu, a bunch of restaurants on State and Main (too many to list) would certainly rank up as much more memorable than Mr. Spots.
|4 years 38 weeks ago||I don't think they'll be||
I don't think they'll be going to the same school unless they both stay in state and go to UW. It seems like Garnett is more into the academics and there were some rumors that he really liked Stanford. Academics don't seem as important to Banner.
Pure speculation on my part, but if I had to guess in reading some of the stuff out there, I'd say that it eventually comes down to us, Stanford, and UW for Garnett, and USC and UW for Banner.
|4 years 39 weeks ago||The fact that these fanbases||
The fact that these fanbases are getting frazzled means that whatever Hoke is doing is working.
There were rival fans (not the obnoxious ones that liked to gloat) that simply felt sorry for us during the RR era. These are the ones that are getting cranky in re: to Hoke.
|4 years 39 weeks ago||Going to Chicago for this||
Going to Chicago for this game and will look into these tickets, but is it possible to get tickets even more on the cheap (off secondary markets or buying it on gameday)? Just trying to assess the NW ticket situation.
|4 years 39 weeks ago||Goblue, Jay and Kanye are||
Goblue, Jay and Kanye are coming to NYC (Izod Center in Jersey) on 11/5 and 11/6. If you can sell your concert tickets and pick those up instead, I'd do that.
FWIW, one of the most annoying experiences I used to have at UM was getting from AA to Auburn Hills. There is no direct highway/freeway (conversely from Detroit you can get to either place easily via a single freeway), and you have to connect through a bunch of different highways. And if traffic is bad it can take at least 2 hours.
With that being said, concerts don't start on time, and if they have an opener, I'd be surprised if they started before 9.
|4 years 47 weeks ago||These may be valid points,||
These may be valid points, but Steele hasn't been anything special in predicting conference standings. Check out last year:
|4 years 48 weeks ago||I really feel like you're the||
I really feel like you're the only one on this thread who really gets this. As sports fans it's quite narrowminded to think that a president should be fired over the transgressions of his football program. If this was something constituting an environment that the president was personally helping to foster which had to do with abuse, harrassment, etc., things of that nature that deal with a larger issue, than perhaps it might be warranted. Another more sports related incident would be where Bill Clements actually told the football program to continue paying the players even though the NCAA had already cracked down on SMU. And for the record not only did Clements not get fired, he went on to become governor of TX.
This doesn't even come close to warranting the dismissal of the school president.
|4 years 48 weeks ago||Tom, can you address the||
Tom, can you address the rumors of his coaches trying to delay his announcement so that they can get a bit more attention around their program?
|4 years 48 weeks ago||The guy next to him kind of||
The guy next to him kind of looks like Devin.
|4 years 48 weeks ago||I like it much better than||
I like it much better than the Big 10 logo. Larry Scott has done a really good job rebranding the conference. Of course this (in contrast to the tv contracts) is only a small part of that, but it works.
|4 years 49 weeks ago||Recruiting from WA||
Tom, or anyone else for that manner, just curious but have you noticed any sentiment that it has been harder to pull guys from WA state with Sarkisian at Washington? I know when Willingham was there it seemed like all the top prospects were leaving out of state, but it seems as though Sark has been able to keep the top in-state guys there the last few classes. Any insight into this?
|4 years 49 weeks ago||I know Steve is from Bellevue but..||
Agree with the sentiment, but Schilling may not be the best example. Seems like he didn't really live up to the potential that all of us had hoped.
|4 years 49 weeks ago||Stop being such a douche.||
Stop being such a douche.
|5 years 1 week ago||I'll second this. Never went||
I'll second this. Never went to Coach and 4, but the haircuts at Arcade Barber were always excellent.
|5 years 12 weeks ago||I still think he'd be solid||
I still think he'd be solid as a co-recruiting coordinator with Singletary or something in that capacity.
|5 years 17 weeks ago||Bad fit||
We play on Fieldturf and not grass, which would create a conflict with his palate.
|5 years 17 weeks ago||No he didn't||
If the reports (by John Clayton) of Michigan offering JH $5.2 million a year are true, you can't say DB didn't aggressively go after him. I don't think JH is worth that kind of money. If Stanford or the 49ers pony up to that, I think it's a bit foolish.
|5 years 17 weeks ago||If we're mentioning||
If we're mentioning assistants out there such as Benables, Malzahn might be worth a look as well, especially if we're looking for continuity in the offense. I'd probably prefer a more defensive minded coach if we went that route route though.
|5 years 17 weeks ago||Really?||
Besides the pure speculation on your part, did you watch the las 3 games of the season? What there would give you any confidence things are moving in the right direction?
|5 years 17 weeks ago||Bischoff||
I'd reckon to say if Harbaugh is Hulk Hogan, Lombardi is like Eric Bischoff. I guess that would make Ron Wolf Vince McMahon.
|5 years 17 weeks ago||To be honest||
I'd be thrilled as an M alum to have JH as our head coach, but if I was Niners fan, I wouldn't be particularly enthused to have him as my head coach.
|5 years 17 weeks ago||Interesting||
So we used to talk about Sparty being little brother, but now we make posts every time they're losing or something bad happens to be them?
|5 years 17 weeks ago||I think they were just||
I think they were just worried that the band would try to enter the field for the Halftime show early and might get run over. Apparently they have issues discerning when a half of football is over.
|5 years 17 weeks ago||I agree with you completely.||
I agree with you completely. I think when RR is let go, DB should put out a statement that says:
"We would like to thank Rich Rodriguez for his time here as the head coach of the University of Michigan. Rich is a terrific coach, and while he was here, no one brought the same passion and energy that Rich brought every day to Schembechler Hall. While we believe a change at this time is neccessary going forward, we undoubtedly believe that Rich will be a success in his future football endeavors and wish him well. Rich will forever be a "Michigan man".
|5 years 17 weeks ago||Waterless urinals. Bc they||
Waterless urinals. Bc they are cool.
|5 years 17 weeks ago||As your point is only||
As your point is only directed towards that specific statement and the 3 year stretch, it is nonetheless correct. However, from a big picture view, it's obvious that Kipke had a much more successful tenure than RR has at Michigan. In fairness, to your post though, you did not actually contend that Kipke had a worst tenure than RR, just a worst period of 3 years (so I guess the following is not really directed out you, but me talking out loud).
In terms of winning percentage, no one has been close to as abysmal as RR has been at Michigan. Even Elliott, the least successful coach of the past 50 years had a winning percentage of .547.
One can't compare current programs now to the 20s or before, but even if you consider Wieman or Murphy/Crawford (the latter were the first actual head coaches so it's really unfair to include them here from what they did in 1891), RR's tenure is still the worst of them all.
|5 years 17 weeks ago||Yeah that doesn't make sense||
Yeah that doesn't make sense to me at all. Belotti is the former UO coach who "retired" for Kelly to become head coach, and by retired, I mean strongly suggested to retire and given a cushy AD job for a few months, after which he "resigned" before the start of the next season. And by resigned I mean took a fat payout so that Oregon could get a real AD in place.
But Belotti is not an assistant. And at 60 he's not a long-term candidate for any school. I did hear his name mentioned as a candidate at Washington State, but they're desperate and they need a good coach only if it's only for a stopgap (couple of years).
In reference to Nick Aliotti, I don't think he's really a viable candidate to be honest. Oregon's calling card is their offense, and their defense is quite frankly, average at best. I wouldn't group him in the same category as previous and current DCs such as Muschamp and Venerable who seem destined for HC gigs (which materialized for Muschamp).
Jon [sic] Gruden may seem attractive to the masses, but you also have to understand that it's been something like 20 years since he was involved in the college game. I think I'd rather have someone who's coached much more recently in college football.
|5 years 17 weeks ago||Bo. Also, I won with this||
Also, I won with this team in NCAA Football 2011.
|5 years 17 weeks ago||This is exactly what I heard,||
This is exactly what I heard, this is exactly what I read, and this is exactly what Angelique wrote about what Schefter and Herbie were saying on the issue.
I guess people have selective hearing and only hear what they want to hear.
|5 years 20 weeks ago||I agree 100%. People who||
I agree 100%. People who want something done now before the bowl game are short sighted and don't understand the long term consequences of DB's decisions.
Besides, how many recruits have ACTUALLY decommitted? Oh wait, that would be ZERO.
|5 years 20 weeks ago||Interesting that of that list||
Interesting that of that list only Willingham really coached at another (2 of them) major program. I think Jack Christiansen was actually a HC at KC for a year. Regardless, it's nice to boast that you once had arguably the greatest pro football coach of all time (I'd say Walsh, Lombardi, and Paul Brown are in the top 3, though not sure how to order that list).
I would be remiss if I didn't mention a former Stanford coach (albeit pre-WWII) who had success at Stanford (winning record) and then left to coach the University of Michigan:
|5 years 20 weeks ago||Yes, but someone will also be||
Yes, but someone will also be getting a new job in this market too. Rejoice for them.
|5 years 20 weeks ago||Damn, I checked the board and||
Damn, I checked the board and the Bill Stewart thread. My apologies, mods feel free to delete.
|5 years 20 weeks ago||Because if JH came, he'd be||
Because if JH came, he'd be in the 5th coach since 1969 and then 9th since 1929. No job security with all that turnover.
Seriously who was the last M coach to be fired? Has there been one ever? Moeller, Oosterbaan, Elliott, and Kipske all resigned (all but Mo coached at least 9 seasons), while Carr, Bo, and Crisler retired. Bump Elliott had the worst winning percentage pre-RR, and even he wasn't fired. RR might be the first. Not saying he should, but can you say Michigan has zero justification for firing a coach with the lowest winning percentage in M history (.417 is almost half of the previous 3 coaches) and the lowest conference record (.250 is 1/3 of the previous 3 coaches) in school history.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||Harbaugh's comments||
I remember hearing Jack Harbaugh say a year or so after Jim made those comments, that Jim deeply regretted making them. I can understand someone saying something in haste. In 2007 he was anxious to prove himself and develop his program at Stanford, and he ended up rubbing people here the wrong way while trying to elevate his program at Stanford. If you pay attention to any of his comments for the last year and a half, not only is he complementary towards Michigan, but his love, admiration, and respect for Bo and the program seems evident. I really think this is his dream job.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||Q||
Are they filling the field by putting seats around the rink? Id think that would look better than just using the stadium seats and having lots of open space.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||Enes||
I thought that Enes was ineligible because he played professionally in Europe in some league and was paid for it. So its not really a double standard there. Nobody cares about Kanter as much because 1) college football and it's recruiting trumps college bball and 2) Kanter was one of Calipari's recruits (who he stole from some other school) and no one feels bad for Cal because he's a douche.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||They have a section on who||
They have a section on who the Heisman trophy winners would be if they were picked after the bowl.
In 1991, they have Howard still winning comfortably, though not as big after he had a quiet game against UW. They have UW's DT Emtman coming in 2nd. In 1997, they said that Woodson would have been a slam-dunk after the bowl game.
Can't argue with any of that.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||Kind of weird that he was||
Kind of weird that he was referring to his dad by his first name.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||Newton||
They would have had Newton, but hey, who knew the real sale price of a laptop is not $20.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||Brady||
Although we all love Brady from his Michigan days, Brady might be the best example of this argument on Belichek. Remember, to non-UM folk, Brady was some 6th round pick backing up star Drew Bledsoe.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||Not going to lie, I love the||
Not going to lie, I love the pizza tracker.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||In a year, he's oversaw the||
In a year, he's oversaw the transition to a new stadium, installed lights into the stadium, arranged for the first night game in the history of the program, and arranged for a OOC game with Alabama where Michigan will be handsomely rewarded. And that's just football.
Yeah, I'm unimpressed too.
Seriously though, what are we going to get on him for? Not coming out and saying that Rich Rod is the coach for next year? I'm not sure RR comes back next year or not, but while there were strides made, I think the bowl game NEEDS to be part of the evaluation process. If we look great in the bowl game, then certainly RR would likely be deserving of coming back. But if we get blown out by Miss. State, do you still think he should come back? Why does DB have to be hasty with his decision? I don't buy the recruiting argument either. If DB says RR stays, then there should be no issue. If a new coach comes in, while that may turn away some recruits, wouldn't that also open up new recruits that would have a newfound interest (for example Stanford's stellar class). Remember guys like Shaw, Roundtree, and Odoms who became interested in us only after RR came in.
If DB's decided to fire RR and bring in someone else, what does announcing it do for us? If he doesn't have anyone pegged for the job, then I really don't think RR should be fired. Having an extended vacancy during which a coaching search is conducted is worst then having a coach whose status is somewhat unclear. If he's decided to hire a certain coach, and for argument's sake let's say Harbaugh, I still don't see why you can't announce it after the bowl game. The kids here like RR, and they and RR should be rewarded by getting to play for RR in the bowl game regardless. Moreover, I think Jimmy really wants to coach Stanford in their BCS bowl even if he leaves for another college or an NFL gig, and in a sense that's only fair to the university and to the kids he's coaching.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||So Brandon was in charge of a||
So Brandon was in charge of a corporation that generated over a billion in revenue worldwide, oversaw 150,000 employees, and you think this he has the saavy or is qualified to be our AD? On top of that, he's a former alum that played for Bo. Geez, are you being serious or are your standards just insanely high?
|5 years 21 weeks ago||A lot of schools who were||
A lot of schools who were recruiting him thought he was better suited for LB.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||It wasn't clear from your||
It wasn't clear from your post, but are you insinuating that Dan Mullen would be hired by UF? I think that he'd be a great hire considering his ties with the program and the fact that their offense sucks since he left. He's a good coach.
I think he'd have to be the odds on favorite, and that's a high probability that if this is true and Meyer is really done, then we might be playing a team in our bowl that is coach by an interim coach and not Dan Mullen.
I think this might make it more probable that Chuck Heater could be a candidate for the DC job here too.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||I really meant Go [insert||
I really meant Go [insert team playing MSU]. But Orange Julius is great too.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||A lot of kicking is mental.||
A lot of kicking is mental. Gibbons was also a highly rated guy coming out a couple of years ago. We should definitely bring in a kicker in the class, but for his sake, I hope Gibbons overcome his mental blocks.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||This is the first time I am||
This is the first time I am hearing this. Apparently Pat White was a 2-star player too. Now I am convinced to the error of my logic.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||Well okay, but only because||
Well okay, but only because he has 4 stars and not 3.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||I'm Craig James||
I'm Craig James bitch!
|5 years 21 weeks ago||I think it is weird. And a||
I think it is weird. And a bit creepy.
On thus plus side, if he has a gf, she can keep track of his whereabouts by logging on to MgoBlog.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||I never thought he was a||
I never thought he was a particularly great coach anywhere, whether it was in the pros or in college. I think he'd make a great D coordinator in the NFL (not in college though), but I don't think he gets any head coaching offers anytime soon (except for a lesser BCS program or non-BCS FBS school, which I doubt he'd take).
|5 years 21 weeks ago||I feel bad for the Little||
I feel bad for the Little Caesar's Bowl. They went from having a Big 10 team playing in it to Toledo v. FIU. Good luck filling out Ford Field.
Crazy that the a BCS game is 21st, but I agree. The Fiesta is going to be a beatdown by OU. In previously years the Holiday Bowl is one of the most excited games, but with the ascension of the Alamo bowl it's been downgraded a little bit. It's nice to see Washington back in a bowl, but playing a team they lost by 5 TDs to at home? Might be ugly. I'm surprised the Insight passed on Nebraska for Missouri. Iowa v. Nebraska would have been a pretty good bowl matchup.
|5 years 21 weeks ago||Stubhub||
I'm not going to be able to travel to the bowl game, but for anyone who does, look at Stubhub if you're trying to save a few bucks. I saw some tickets for the game for $25 something yesterday, and right now they have tickets for as low as $30 there.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||Glasses||
Is it just me or is there some kid from Harvard wearing glasses? Not contacts or goggles (prescription), but glasses. Not sure I have seen that before.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||The list may not be that||
The list may not be that impressive, but not sure why the OP and others are dismissing Dan Mullen. Look at the decline of Florida's offense since he left. With all due respect to Jimmy, he might have the brightest future of anyone on that list.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||Not trying to perpetuate any||
Not trying to perpetuate any rumors here but I had heard it was Moeller's wife. That was part of the reason for Moeller's drunken tirade that led to his firing.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||Not sure I'd put UF-FSU||
Not sure I'd put UF-FSU there. Maybe in the last couple years UF has dominated, but through the 90s FSU was holding their own if not winning that rivalry. UF is more prestigious academically, so maybe if you're taking about the totality of things.
A couple more I'd throw on there for historical purposes:
|5 years 22 weeks ago||Haha. Nice analogy, but the||
Haha. Nice analogy, but the Chizik scenario is completely distinguishable. Chizik was a former DC at Auburn, coaching during Auburn's undefeated season in 2004, and thus was pretty revered by the fanbase (though I don't think there were many pleased with his hiring in 2009). Chizik is also from the south, growing up in Florida, and played in the SEC (at UF). Rich Rod has absolutely no ties whatsoever to Miami.
More importantly, there are many who think that Chizik was hired, and his subsequent role has evolved into such, to be a puppet for AU's boosters such as McGregor.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||No offense to RR, but I don't||
No offense to RR, but I don't think he's the most desirable candidate right now.
Though in all fairness, if RR were to hypothetically coach in the ACC, I think he'd do very well. I can see him excelling at a school like Clemson.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||Not to be snarky, but you do||
Not to be snarky, but you do understand that he hasn't overcome the "limitations" at Stanford yet. Boise State losing was huge for Stanford, as it enabled Stanford to be in the top 4 of the BCS. Being in the top 4 of the BCS guarantees a BCS bowl bid. There was a very real possibility (and perhaps still is if Wisconsin were to jump Stanford, however slight that possible occurrence might be) that his 11-1 would get passed over for a BCS bowl (as the Rose Bowl would have to take an eligible non-AQ if it didn't go to BCS title game, and Stanford is not an attractive option for the Sugar or Orange b/c of a poor traveling fan base). You go 11-1 at Michigan, not only are you guaranteed a BCS at-large bid (a la OSU this year, with MSU being left out), but you're in the NC discussion.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||I think||
I think a far more interesting question is what would have happened if RR went to Alabama at the end of 2006. If every thing else shook out the same way (Carr retiring, Schiano saying no, Miles turning it down after the Herbstreit incident), I wonder who we'd have hired. It'll also be interesting to see where Alabama would be without Saban and with RR. I doubt they win a NC. I doubt Saban would have stuck around in Miami, I could see him taking the Auburn job or maybe the Ole Miss job. Thats just a guess.
|5 years 23 weeks ago||Cal may not be a traditional||
Cal may not be a traditional power, but they're 5-7 this year, and this is the first year Tedford is missing a bowl. Funny how Cal was irrelevant for so long, and he turned the program around, but now he's on the hot seat.
|5 years 23 weeks ago||Posted from iphone||
Maybe you should watch more PAC-10 games. Say what you want about USC only having 70 scholarship players, but that's 70 4-star or 5-star players. And yes I think the PAC-10 is deeper than most conferences. The reason they may only have 4 bowl eligible teams is 1) they have 2 less team than other conferences (one less than us), 2) one of their teams who would make a bowl is on probation, and 3) they play a round robin schedule where each team plays all the other 9 nine teams, which means 1 less cupcake to play in nonconference, which makes it much more difficult to make a bowl. The 3rd reason is really something that is handcuffing the conference from having more bowl teams (if you look at their teams nonconference schedules, they're pretty difficult, such as Washington OOC schedule of BYU, Syracuse, and Nebraska - not an easy out there).
And I was making a reference that there were more powerhouses during JH's tenure with Oregon and USC at the beginning, than Ty had during his whole time (USC was down).
But hey don't let a little research come in the way of your statements.
|5 years 23 weeks ago||He can't beat a ranked team?||
In 3 years we have yet to beat a team that ended up ranked in the top 25. We beat ND (twice) and Wisconsin which were ranked at the time but were mediocre teams that proved to be overrated at the beginning of the year (and obviously unranked at the end).
|5 years 23 weeks ago||Overblown comparison||
This comparison is overblown. The PAC-10 is much better now than it was in the late 90s (when there were 0 dominant/powerhouse teams). Plus TW's best Stanford teams were 8-4 and 9-3. Their nonconference records were atrocious. Harbaugh's team this year is much better than any of Ty's Stanford teams.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||I don't know if it's just me,||
I don't know if it's just me, but there are a lot of holding penalties and illegal blocks in the back. Ugly game.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||It's been awhile, but I||
It's been awhile, but I remember going to a couple games there. The stadium is not half empty, those beige seats that are open are for the band I think. Either way, they should be conscious of how it looks on tv.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||No||
Not only do some people think White and Ball are better than Clay, they might be better than the starting RBs at every Big 10 school.
|5 years 25 weeks ago||I don't see him making a move||
I don't see him making a move at his age (yeah I know he's the same age as Gerg). He's kind of intertwined with Patterson (he coached Patterson when Patterson was playing, and then Patterson ocached under Bumpas at Utah State and Navy), and thus seems content to stick with Patterson. He's also from the South, so not sure what his incentive was to come up here.
For what it's worth, he was the DC at Western Michigan before TCU. Maybe he enjoyed his experience in MI then?
|5 years 25 weeks ago||Chuck Heater||
What about Chuck Heater? Former Bo player. There was speculation about him last year, but I believe it wasn't to replace GRob but to replace Hopson. Not sure that was much of an upgrade. He's pretty loyal to Meyer, but giving him reigns as the sole DC would be an upgrade to his current position. IIRC he's also a great recruiter.
|5 years 26 weeks ago||Uh, it happened this year||
Uh, it happened this year too. I want to say Indiana (?). I had the same flashback.
|5 years 26 weeks ago||I think MgoBlog is in need of||
I think MgoBlog is in need of it's own wikipedia entry.
|5 years 26 weeks ago||I love how the Freep twitter||
I love how the Freep twitter doesn't cite that NCAA basically dismisses all findings but says "BREAKING NEWS: NCAA adds a third year to Michigan probation."
Always with the negative spin/damage control.
|5 years 26 weeks ago||In the words of Keith Jackson||
In the words of Keith Jackson, "Goodbye Heisman!"
|5 years 26 weeks ago||Fair enough, you're right,||
Fair enough, you're right, the Pac-10 has changed dramatically since his Stanford tenure. I agree with you on all accounts of your post. I was just remembering his UW days quite extensively, because I lived in Seattle and followed the program closely. As bad as he was at ND, he was even worst at Washington.
|5 years 26 weeks ago||I heard that Bellotti would||
I heard that Bellotti would also be a candidate at Washington State if/when they fire their coach. Apparently their AD Bill Moos was the former AD at Oregon from 1995-2007 when Bellotti was coaching there.
|5 years 26 weeks ago||How big were Troy Smith||
How big were Troy Smith and/or Michael Robinson? I don't remember either one being particularly big, though they were probably over 215 at least.
I know everyone is assuming that Harbaugh wants to run a pro-style offense, but is that necessarily true. Smart coaches can adapt to their personel. There is nothing to say that Harbaugh can't run a hybrid offense or bring in an OC that does so, or even runs the spread.
|5 years 26 weeks ago||Really?||
Have you watched much Pac-10 football? They're at least the second best conference (you could argue that they are tied with the Big-10 but a lot of people think they're better) this year. In fact in the Sagarin rankings, the Pac-10 is the No. 1 rated conference.
|5 years 26 weeks ago||Considering Willingham was||
Considering Willingham was fired less than 2 years ago, you're saying that the Pac-10 is better than it was 2 years ago. That wasn't that long ago.
Willingham wasn't a terrible recruiter. In his last recruiting class (class of 2008), he pulled in the 14th ranked class in the nation, which is terrific for Washington considering they hadn't had a winning season since 2002.
His problems were that he was a terrible game coach, he ostracized a lot of his players, he was terrible interacting with boosters and fundraising, he was terrible with the media (he was quite condescending), and he spent way too much time on the golf course instead of in the film room.
|5 years 26 weeks ago||I don't know why, but I||
I don't know why, but I thought this was going to be a post suggesting we hire John Fox after he's fired from Carolina.
I agree with the sentiment though.
|5 years 26 weeks ago||This is Coach. Except of a||
This is Coach. Except of a competent coach with bumbling idiots as his assistants, you have a idiot coach with competent assistants.
|5 years 26 weeks ago||They already have 16||
They already have 16 members. I don't like that they're only one of the 6 major conferences to don't have all it's members play football. If it's really all about football, they should dump some of its members that don't have football programs and don't contribute much to bball, etc.
I'm looking at you Depaul, Seton Hall, Providence, and St. Johns. I'd add Villanova on the football end, though I'm kind of confused why adding their football program (which is very good at the FCS level) to the Big East is that big of deal, if Nova is already a full member of the conference.
I'd also boot the Irish out, and then decide what to do with Georgetown and Marquette. You'd have to keep Georgetown for the name I guess, though I still don't like that they don't field a football team. I know the conference was started for the purposes of bball and not football, but if they went to keep their auto bid, they'll have to change this.
As much as we complain about the BE getting a auto bid, the reason they have one is the same reason they even had a football conference to begin with: Miami.
|5 years 26 weeks ago||Dick Bumpas. I was going to||
Dick Bumpas. I was going to say it might be like a Pete Carroll situation at USC, where Patterson is really running the D at TCU, but in all fairness to Bumpas, he was a finalist for the Broyles award (award for nation's top assistant) the last couple years. That seems to suggest that he's not just along for the ride and the stellar D can also be partly attributed to him.
|5 years 26 weeks ago||Star ratings are a terrible||
Star ratings are a terrible excuse. It's not like our defense hasn't had it's share of highly rated guys. We've had our share of high 4 star and 5 star guys that last few years, that haven't panned out (B. Smith, Lalota, Turner, Campbell (at least thus far on the D, as he's switching to OG), Cissoko, Witherspoon, maybe JB Fitz too). You can call these players lazy, but you have to give the coaches some blame for lack of development and/or recruiting lazy guys.
For what it's worth, in response to Tony Jefferson, Cullen Christian was the No. 3 CB in the country (on Scout). Not exactly chopped liver there.
I also think it's ludicrous when we complain about 3/4 star guys starting for us , like it's a bad thing (as if you need to be a 5 star to play). Go back the last 3 or 4 recruiting classes, and you'll see that most of our players are clearly higher ranked than places like TCU, where they churn our phenomenal defenses every year. That's indicative of coaching there.
|5 years 26 weeks ago||Thank you||
All that Bo meant by that statement was that he didn't want a coach (Friedler) who had already accepted a job at another school to coach during the NCAA tournament.
The statement was really just relegated to that one scenario and his been built up for years after. Let's retire it, and only bring it back in the nonplausible scenario that we have a football coach who decides to leave Michigan for another school but wants to stay and coach the bowl game. Then we can bring back that statement; which will not happen because no one will voluntarily leave Michigan for another program.
|5 years 27 weeks ago||Tate Forcier agrees with your||
Tate Forcier agrees with your reasoning.
|5 years 28 weeks ago||Gary Danielson is the most||
Gary Danielson is the most annoying announcer ever. Please take Cam Newton's nuts out of your mouth.
|5 years 28 weeks ago||Bo Jackson||
I really like Michael Dyer, but speculating that a freshman will be better than Bo Jackson is preposterous. As nice a player as Kendall Hunter is, you don't hear Okie State fans saying that he'll be better than Barry Sanders. Bo knows what I'm talking about.
|5 years 28 weeks ago||Hold up on the Shafer love||
Who has his defense stopped? Devine is a nice player, and Smith could be a really good quarterback, but it's his first year starting. This is not WV circa Pat White and Steve Slaton. They held South Florida's offense to 9 points. BJ Daniels is a nice player, but it's not exactly a juggernaut there.
The two best offenses they've played, Washington and Pitt (pretty good Os, but not stellar), shredded the D. I'd think they would have had similar problems against MSU and Iowa.
|5 years 28 weeks ago||Oregon is overrated. Yeah I||
Oregon is overrated. Yeah I know that sounds funny to say about the No. 1 team in the country. I know they're doing great now with Phil Knight's money infused in the program, but historically they're not a power house. But the main reasons I wouldn't go to Oregon are the academics aren't that great and Eugene is not an ideal place to spend 4 years. If it was a college town, that'd be one thing, but Eugene is full of hippies. If you want to be a PNW, go to Washington. The academics are much better and you get to live in Seattle. The football team is not on Oregon's level right now, but it's much better historically, it's on the uprise, and the coach (Sarkisian) seems like a coach you'd really want to play for (not sure I'd say that about chip Kelly).
If not restricting to the PNW, I'd probably go to any of the California Pac-10 schools (UCLA, USC, Cal, or Stanford). Excellent academics, weather, pretty women, and all decent programs with well known coaches. I'd also look at Texas, and probably Florida.
|5 years 28 weeks ago||I like your reasoning, but||
I like your reasoning, but non-alums that are a little more objective then us, would say that if one of your prerequisites is weather that is tolerable year round, and you are throwing out Northwestern out for this, you'd have to throw out Michigan too.
|5 years 28 weeks ago||Headed from NYC and taking||
Headed from NYC and taking one of the Chinatown buses straight to State College, and then taking a bus back to NYC on Sunday.
VAWolverine, not taking the alumni bus, as explained. Wasn't planning to rent a car (doesn't make much sense), and thus doesn't seem to make sense to head 40 mins out and come back the next morning.
|5 years 28 weeks ago||Heading down to State College||
Heading down to State College with a friend. We're taking a bus on Sat, but unfortunately our return bus is not until early Sunday morning. Does anyone know what what to do or places to go (that are open 24 hrs I guess)? Conversely, is there anyone who wants to hang out or has a hotel to stay near campus (we'd be happy to contribute financially, via alcohol, whatever, for a couple of hours of some floor to crash on)?
|5 years 28 weeks ago||I wholeheartedly agree with||
I wholeheartedly agree with this. If Michigan was in the Big East, I'd venture to guess that we'd win the conference and be in line for a BCS spot (or at least be in the mix with WV).
|5 years 28 weeks ago||Not sure if they loaded up||
Not sure if they loaded up the video (it's not playing for me), but the questions they asked Rich Rod are up. Not surprisingly, they skewed it to ask generic MSM type questions. Kind of softball questions, and stuff we've already heard. It seems like all the favorite questions of MgoBlog were not asked.
|5 years 28 weeks ago||I think Minnesota and Leach||
I think Minnesota and Leach would be a good fit. If Mark Richt somehow became available, I would jump all over him if I was Minnesota. We're not going to have a coaching vacancy, but if we did, I'd have been interested in Richt for our own program. Otherwise, I can't think of anyone making a bigger splash than Leach.
Envisioning other openings that might be open, I could see a school like Washington State being very interested in Leach (they have to fire their coach considering he's 4-28, and 1-21 in conference since he's been there), but I'd think there would be a better position for him available. If Dennis Erickson is fired, I think he'd be a great fit at Arizona State. His offense would fit in perfectly in the Pac-10, and I'd love to see him team up with Steven Threet.
|5 years 28 weeks ago||I admit, I do like the||
I admit, I do like the question that asks "How do you deal with the competitive advantage that the Ohio State University has by the fact that they pay their players?"
|5 years 28 weeks ago||I love the fact that there||
I love the fact that there were a bunch of worthless whiny WVU posts that I flagged, and I'm sure other members of the MgoBlog community did too, and now half the list says "This item has been flagged by the Community." Way to go guys. The remaining questions are acceptable.
|5 years 29 weeks ago||I don't think your tickets||
I don't think your tickets should be revoked, but you should just buy Club seats where you can sit on your padded ass the whole game.
|5 years 29 weeks ago||He needs to develop more as a||
He needs to develop more as a passer before he is seriously considered as a legitimate candidate. Also, for all the grief that Denard got for not playing anyone yet, Nebraska hasn't really played anyone yet.
|5 years 29 weeks ago||They don't have to||
They don't have to considering the SOL has lapsed, but it's a very smart move on tOSU's end. Proactive step to combat against a dreaded allegation of a lack of instituional control if one were to arise in the future. It also puts them in the good graces of the NCAA if any other violations were to arise.
|5 years 29 weeks ago||The LSAT is very important,||
The LSAT is very important, especially as Michigan tries to make a push up the US News rankings. With that being said, I agree with those who said that if you're within the acceptance range, you should apply. Don't listen to those who say you need a certain number. I have as many friends who had above a 170, as who had below a 170. I remember Dean Z once telling me that only 5% of the applicants really do a good job selling themselves.
|5 years 29 weeks ago||Don't voice your opinion if||
Don't voice your opinion if you have no idea what you're talking about. Michigan Law values diversity but don't try to insinuate anything if you don't know the current state of affairs (MCRI/Prop 2).
|5 years 30 weeks ago||No. Michigan-UMASS was a||
No. Michigan-UMASS was a very close and competitive game. Do I think we should do a home and home and play at UMASS? No. Having a competitive game is separate from the assertion that a BCS school shouldn't have to give up the revenue of an entire home game in a season (by doing a home and home) to schedule a Sun Belt team.
|5 years 30 weeks ago||There is no reason why a BCS||
There is no reason why a BCS school like Okie St should be playing at UL-La. I understand doing a home and home for Boise, TCU, or BYU, but totally unnecessary with ULA-La.
|5 years 30 weeks ago||I thought for a rival fan, it||
I thought for a rival fan, it was a pretty in depth synopsis of our team (granted they wouldn't have the same knowledge of our team). I don' think I could go as in depth about theirs.
Only things I would point out where the Mich OL is clearly > the MSU Dline, and Vlad Emilien is no longer on our team.
|5 years 30 weeks ago||If you bust your butt and are||
If you bust your butt and are near the top of your class, you can transfer to M. Michigan takes a decent number of transfer students, but they're usually good students from laterally ranked schools, or the top of the class variety.
|5 years 30 weeks ago||I take it you didn't||
I take it you didn't anticipate staying on this thread for the next NINE and a HALF hours.
|5 years 30 weeks ago||I heard his interview on||
I heard his interview on College Football Live. Well spoken young man. I was very impressed by his eloquence.
|5 years 30 weeks ago||None. I don't know any||
None. I don't know any Spartys because I have higher standards for friends.
|5 years 30 weeks ago||Are you in-state?||
A lot of times people cite specific reasons why they got in with what they perceive to be lower than what they would expect numbers. I think residency has a lot to do with this, as I am under the belief that admission to U of M is a bit easier if you have residency in state.
|5 years 30 weeks ago||The rule of thumb is that you||
The rule of thumb is that you have 5 years to play 4. You can't play more than 30% of the games (I believe they round up), so the fact that he played in the 4th game is not the problem. The problem is that he redshirted last year. Giving him a medical redshirt this year, would mean that the NCAA would be giving him a 6th year of eligibility. They rarely do that. The NCAA tends to only do that when a player misses two consecutive seasons due to injury.
A good candidate for granting a 6th year would be Iowa's Jewel Hampton after this year. Examples of guys who got 6th years were Jason White from Oklahoma and Jordan Shipley from Texas. Both missed consecutive seasons with injuries.
An example of a guy who redshirted his freshman year, and then did not get a medical redshirt after being injured in a subsequent year, is Jake Locker, who redshirted in 2006, but then was injured in the 4th game of 2008 and missed the rest of the year.
|5 years 30 weeks ago||As much as I love M football,||
As much as I love M football, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't put off heart related surgery for a football game. Some things in life are more important.
It's also why they invented the DVR.
|5 years 30 weeks ago||Agreed. I think there are 2||
Agreed. I think there are 2 factors to take into consideration. First, I think OSU will come out with a bit of a chip and feel like they have to prove something after a perceived lackluster performance against Illinois. Second, the game is in Columbus. If it was in Indiana, I could see a letdown (except for the first factor), but I think they'll be a lot more focused at home.
|5 years 30 weeks ago||FYI, if you're out of||
FYI, if you're out of Michigan, you can see this game on NBA Tv.
|5 years 30 weeks ago||I think that part of that is||
I think that part of that is that ticket broker's bought a lot of tickets and the Heat really jacked up ticket prices. On Sportscenter, they said something to the effect that the available tickets for the preseason game were between $89-400. Considering that some other teams are giving away tickets for free for some of their preseason games, that's kinda hefty.
|5 years 30 weeks ago||I wish the minimum to start a||
I wish the minimum to start a thread was raised to 200, not 100 points.
|5 years 30 weeks ago||You can't count missed field||
You can't count missed field goals as that schews the numbers in our favor.
|5 years 30 weeks ago||Denard is not an alien, but...||
You know who really is an alien? Sam Cassell. Astounding.
|5 years 30 weeks ago||Your preview is wrong on many levels.||
First, an 11-1 Big 10 team is getting an at-large BCS bid even if it's not to the Rose Bowl. So would probably a 10-2 Big 10 team.
Second, NW is already 5-0. You're saying they're going to go 1-6 the rest of the way. I think it's likely they beat Purdue, and could be Indiana or Illinois, if not both. They actually have a very easy schedule avoiding both us and Ohio State, and getting MSU and Iowa at home.
|5 years 30 weeks ago||3:30 game||
McDonough and Millen always call the top 3:30 game. Herbie and Musburger always do the big game at night. Selecting the commentator crew is not a reflection of where Gameday is, but rather what time the game is at.
|5 years 31 weeks ago||Look at Wilner and Wolf's ballot||
They are consistently atrocious, and the two worst AP voters. Wilner has two loss Oregon State and UCLA ahead of us. Last week not only were we and MSU no ranked but he didn't even have Wisconsin ranked.
|5 years 31 weeks ago||I don't think they'll go to||
I don't think they'll go to South Carolina. (Not that) SC already has a loss, contrasted to having two undefeated teams here. Plus you have to add in that this is a huge rivalry, as we are State's biggest rival (though not the converse of course), while SC-Alabama is not really a rivalry. I remember hearing an interview with Brock Huard not too long ago about how ESPN likes to rotate Gameday a lot and involve new teams. Alabama was sort of featured on Gameday when they were down in Fayatteville for the Bama-ARK game a couple of weeks ago. One could certainly say that the Bama-UF game was a bigger game than OR-Stanford, but they chose to head this week to Eugene instead of Tuscaloosa. I think they'll be in Ann Arbor.
|5 years 31 weeks ago||UW's offense is actually||
UW's offense is actually really good. I know they looked terrible against Nebraska, but they have some of the best skill players in the Pac-10. Our D would have a difficult time against Locker.
|5 years 31 weeks ago||That's not perfect.||
Weak. He should have spit it out and smacked it in the air, a la Mr. Perfect. That would have been perfect.
|5 years 31 weeks ago||According to Scout it's||
According to Scout it's Colorado State, Florida A&M, and Memphis. We'd be his first BCS offer, and easily the most notable one.