“The player development is the main thing I like (about Michigan),” Williams said. “You can see that they develop their players. They get them in the gym and they work them hard. And their hard work pays off.”
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|40 weeks 1 day 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.
|44 weeks 6 days 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.
|44 weeks 6 days 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.
|48 weeks 6 days 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
|48 weeks 6 days 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.
|1 year 4 days ago||Didn't he have a major pec||
Didn't he have a major pec injury that caused him to miss the entire season?
|1 year 4 days ago||Considering they made a||
Considering they made a similar tshirt for our Bball team, this thread just makes me sad.
|1 year 10 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.
|1 year 10 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.
|1 year 24 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.
|1 year 36 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.
|1 year 47 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.
|1 year 47 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.
|1 year 47 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.
|1 year 47 weeks ago||1. TBD 2. TBD 3. No. 4.||
14. You're welcome?
|1 year 48 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.
|1 year 48 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.
|1 year 48 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.
|1 year 48 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.
|1 year 49 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.
|1 year 49 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.
|1 year 49 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.
|1 year 50 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.
|1 year 50 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.
|1 year 50 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.
|1 year 51 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.
|2 years 4 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.
|2 years 8 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.
|2 years 14 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.
|2 years 19 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.