"Coach Mattison told me what the Ravens were about, what he thought," Beyer said. "He definitely encouraged me. I hold his opinion in high regard."
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- I want ND back on the schedule in some shape or form.
- Not non-con, but I'd like to see us play Wisconsin more.
- If not a return visit, I'd like to have Iowa State come our way.
- Also personally wouldn't mind Boise State and Cincinnati and Louisville if they visit. Help strength of schedule without being a home and home.
- Home and home has been well covered. Obv. Texas. PAC10, SEC, Big 12 teams are all fine. I didn't see Missouri mentioned.
|18 hours 52 min ago||Here's another WINNER!||
Here's another uniform WINNER!!!
|1 day 2 hours ago||Great insight||
As a Chicago fan, I shook my head when that happened. Not outraged . . . calls or non-calls happen, shots go in and they don't, and that's just how it works sometimes. Still, I remember thinking that it often is on a simple thing like this that success happens, or doesn't. Lebron is tremendous, just as was Jordan. But losing to Cleveland sealed Thibs' fate.
Here in Chicago, there are at least a few questions about Paxson, and whether he'll ever be happy with a coach. He has already fired two taskmasters (Skiles & Thibs) and one guy who never should have been here. (Vinny.) It really takes a special coach to maintain discipline, but not have too heavy of a touch. Phil Jackson was that kind of coach, and I think Pop down in San Antonio is the same. And, for that matter, Beilein. Hard to say what's going to happen. A bit demoralizing in Chicago.
At least we have the Blackhawks . . . until the salary cap breaks them up again at the end of the season!
|1 day 2 hours ago||Great Choice||
Great movie, and awesome venue to watch it. Wish I was there.
|3 days 4 hours ago||Why would that matter?||
What would that matter to the MAD hatter?
|5 days 14 hours ago||Very true sentiment||
The OP shares a very true sentiment. I have many military in my family . . . grandfather, father, father-in-law, 3 uncles, brother-in-law, nephew, and daughter. They served in WWI, WWII, Vietnam, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and other actions. I am thankful to all of them, and extremely thankful they all made it home alive. They all feel the same way.
The one who comes to mind is my father in law. He was a C-47 pilot in WWII, dropping paratroopers at both Normandy and Market Garden, flying at 500 feet and having shrapnel everywhere around him. On one occasion, he was put in isolation in sick bay because of suspected measles, having a red rash on his chest. It turns out is was just a reaction to the wool uniform. The pilot who went up instead of him that day bought the farm. Like most of the others, he carefully counted the number of flights and missions and came home to the States as soon as he could. The guy who followed him? He was blown out of the sky, and the whole crew was lost.
My father-in-law doesn't quickly tell stories, although being 91, he has shared a bit more in the last few years. The one thing I'll say is he counts himself extremely fortunate to be alive, and like many who have gone to visit France and the Netherlands, was overcome by the sacrifice of many.
|1 week 1 day ago||Many are ok||
So many games would be interesting.
|1 week 2 days ago||Because why?||
Either you're not a Wings fan, or you've been spoiled by the incredible run the Wings have had. If the former, I understand. I'm a Blackhawks fan myself. OTOH, if the latter, you sound like the Michigan fans I remember who thought a 10 - 2 record was maybe ok, but were pretty disappointed. Be careful what you wish for. Long term success is more ephemeral than you might realize.
|1 week 3 days ago||Whether to comment?||
I, like many above, smh and roll my eyes at the many posts on mindless topics. But, like a moth attracted to light, I can't help myself and have to comment.
First, I would have preferred this hadn't been posted. I'd prefer Hail and Unite die a silent death, one of a million idiotic suggestions that slink away without comment, like a dog that has released a SBD offering. But with this post, the death of H&U is more ignominous, at least at mgoblog.
Second, it has been my thought that mommy and daddy dearest could easily have funded this thing if they wanted to. My guess is that they wanted to let their progeny down lightly. And so, they said in so many words, "That's a brilliant idea. Why don't we crowd source this? When you have $10 or $20k committed, we'll spring for the rest." And mommy (really, daddy) probably knew all along that no one in their right mind would fund this. So instead of saying "over my dead body" to their boy's request for funds, they let the public speak, and now, H&U will simply die. There is no interest, it was a stupid idea, but hey, that's how you learn sometimes.
As a final note, I can't see Harbaugh or anyone else in the Ath. Dept. (or even the band and music school and business school) wanting to waste their time on this either. But somehow, no one ever wants to be the one who says "no."
|1 week 3 days ago||Moved to Michigan in High School||
We moved to Michigan my sophomore year of high school. Of course, I rooted for Michigan over Ohio State, so it started. UofM was the best affordable school hands down. Back then, you didn't apply to endless colleges. For me, it was between Michigan and Northwestern. In '77, tuition, room & board, etc., ran about $3,500. Times have changed. I'm really glad I ended up at Michigan, although my roots aren't nearly as deep as those with multiple family members and generations who went there.
|1 week 4 days ago||Very troubling||
That article was disturbing. Especially reading the email telling Jimbo Fisher to revise his son's wardrobe and eliminate the UA FSU sweatshirt. The gall. I'd like to see Nike or Adidas pull that kind of crap on Harbaugh and his kids.
Nike needs Michigan more than Michigan needs Nike. I'd rather have Michigan dictate the terms of how things will happen, and retain full control. It is about money, but it is not all about money. Michigan has made some choices (how advertising is used, for example) where we have not made as much money, by keeping ads out of certain venues and settings.
I'm still on the fence as regards the uniforms supplier/vendor. I just hope the admin doesn't sell Michigan out for a few bucks, and see our "brand" changed into a ludicrous abomination. Which ANY of the vendors (Adidas, Nike, UA) are all too capable of doing.
|1 week 5 days ago||I know Cooper was good||
I was very deliberate in Cooper's inclusion. Talked to a rabid OSU fan this week, and even he acknowledged that for OSU fans, they certainly talk about Woody, and Bruce, and Tressel, and Urban. But for as good as Cooper was, not beating Michigan was huge.
I will not be the one to post another post asking the question, but I wonder how Michigan fans would feel if Harbaugh had a 75% win percentage, but just could never beat OSU. My guess is that winning 9, 10, even 11 games a year, but failing to beat OSU and Urban would mean that Michigan fans wouldn't be satisfied and consider Harbaugh a success. You have to be competitive with your major competitor, and win at least 30 - 40% of those key competitor games.
|1 week 5 days ago||Very Cool!||
Whadaya know . . . we stayed in the cabin on Lake of the Clouds, so we could have actually hiked to the site of the wreckage. Thanks for sharing that bit of fascinating trivia.
|1 week 5 days ago||I'll be glad when this is over||
I've already said it doesn't matter that much to me. What would be ironic would be if some of the Nike lovers/Adidas haters on the board did a flip flop by this time two or three years from now.
|1 week 6 days ago||Yes, Peepers||
Yes, there are many peepers. How'd ya know? Must have your windows open too. It has rained a lot in the Chicago area.
|1 week 6 days ago||So many choices . . .||
I've spent a lot of time in both Florida (lived in Bradenton, near Anna Maria Island) and vacationed many places in Michigan. Here's the thing. The water in Michigan is just going to be cold. If I were you, I'd want to find a place on the water, but preferably with a heated pool, so you don't freak your kids (and possibly wife) out with the water temps.
I personally love so many of the beaches on Lake Michigan, and think you really can't go too far wrong. I spent a couple summers in a beach cottage on Lake Michigan north of Grand Haven, and had a great time. It was awesome when our kids were two and three, and we just walked out the back door onto the sand, instead of driving somewhere. Or taking the ferry to Beaver Island and renting a cottage can be pretty nice and quiet (as long as the black flies aren't in season.) I love the U.P., and will be up there again this summer for a week in the Les Cheneaux Islands area, right on the water. One of the most unique things goes all the way back to when I was I kid. We backpacked into the Porcupine Mountains State Park as a family, and stayed a couple weeks in State Park cabins. Very good memories. Packed everything in, except we had nice cabins and a stove, lantern, games, etc.
Have a great time, wherever you go.
|1 week 6 days ago||Coffee||
Coffee. Oh, and drinking in the intoxicating cool, humid, night air, and the smell of green grass and growing things. Wonderful to have all the windows open in the Spring.
|2 weeks 2 hours ago||Good to be humble||
You know, it is always good to stay humble. This is a great reminder for Michigan fans. Sometimes, Michigan fans can be insufferable. I want Michigan to win. I want Michigan to compete, and to be in the running for titles and championships. But in one small way, stuff like this is a good reminder that any team can have bad years. USC was bad for a while. Alabama was bad for a while. ND, Texas, etc. Even OSU had Cooper. We now have had our time wandering in the wilderness. May it cause Michigan fans to be humble and thankful when Harbaugh leads the team back to the promised land.
|2 weeks 3 hours ago||Yep||
Believe it or not, my fraternity actually took a saw to the top of an old station wagon, painted it red with rollers, put a ladder and a garden hose on the side, and used it in a parade, mocking another fraternity. I have extremely fond memories of my time at Michigan, but at the same time, I sometimes have regrets at not getting more out of the academic opportunities.
|2 weeks 3 hours ago||Looking forward to seeing the movie||
There are a lot of action movies I don't care for, but this looks pretty good.
|2 weeks 5 hours ago||Very cool!||
What did you do there? Who did you go with? Glad to see this. One of my colleagues has spent lots of time in Peru, and I expect I'll go there sometime in the next 5 years.
|2 weeks 7 hours ago||Great article||
I'm glad you put this piece up. Harbaugh's interest in service trips to Peru has been there to see for those who are interested. If you do a Google search, you will find more stories about Harbaugh in Peru.
I will say, for MGoReaders, that service trips like this are life changing. Years ago, I spent months in Cuernavaca, Mexico as a child, which greatly impacted my worldview. Spending a half year in South Korea, studying, and teaching, was cool. More recently, I spent several weeks at the largest refugee compound in Central Europe, about an hour from Vienna. A couple years ago, I spent Thanksgiving week working in slums in Conception, Paraguay. And you don't have to leave the country: helping out in areas in the States hit by hurricanes or tornados or just by poverty is huge.
The point is, any one of us can serve others. If you Google "Service Trips for Atheists" or Agnostics or Jews or whatever flavor of belief system you have an affinity for, you can find something that will work for you.
Some of you know I'm a preacher, so this kind of thing is right up my alley. But you certainly don't have to be a Christian to serve those who are hurting. And if you happen to be a Catholic, like Harbaugh, or a Protestant Christian like myself, service trips like this give you a chance to practice what you believe in, and to think about what is really important in your belief system.
|2 weeks 7 hours ago||He was told he wouldn't start this coming year||
He was told he wouldn't start this coming year. If you look at Brian's UFR's, you get the sense that the OC was not calling the best games for Rudock. They telegraphed pass or run way too much in their playcalling.
Also, the OL was terrible in providing protection for Rudock. The big question, of course, is whether or not the OL at Michigan will have really gelled by this Fall. I am truly hoping Glasgow has his act together, that Kalis comes into his own, and that Cole, Magnuson, and Braden are solid. More than that, I hope that we have at least one, maybe two, of the remaining linemen really take a huge jump forward. I'd love to see Tuley-Tillman, Fox, or Kugler really pop and challenge the starters. To my way of thinking, it is critical to add several more OL recruits to the next class.
Back to Rudock, it is hard for me to think he won't start this year. Of course I'd love to see a miracle and for Morris to shock everyone, getting the starting nod and doing a great job. But at the very least, Michigan now has some options. Previously, it was Morris or "oh no!!" Now, at least it is a fight between two potential starters.
BTW, I loved this chalk talk. I could watch stuff like this all day long. Favorite colors, TV shows, etc., not so much. Thanks much for posting!
|2 weeks 8 hours ago||Heartfelt, heartouching||
Beautiful, sincere, raw heartfelt apology. Norfleet is so clearly taking responsibility for himself, and acknowledging that he has made some bad decisions. Owning up to your own mistakes and not making excuses is the beginning. Seeing that your life is unmanageable is key. It is interesting that he mentions talking to God . . . regardless of who you understand God to be, making a decision to turn your life over to him is also a very important step. My heart goes out to Dennis.
It is truly my hope that with help from the coaching and support staff, along with his professors, Norfleet will be given the opportunity to pass his classes, and to right the ship academically. It is hard, but he can do it.
This whole story hits me personally. I flunked out of UofM not once, but twice. I was having too much fun, and I'm ashamed to say I didn't take advantage of the wonderful academic opportunities available at UofM. Thankfully, I had an awesome academic counselor who really went to bat for me, and helped me get my life in order. Without that support, I never would have graduated from UofM, and eventually done graduate work. Sadly, for some of us, you have to learn the hard way.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Sad but not shocked||
I'm sad but not shocked. When you read the front page piece by Seth, it highlights Countess in particular as not being a good fit for what the defense wants to do. With Lyons transferring in, and Courtney Lewis locking down a spot, someone was going to lose playing time. I wish Countess well.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Hilarious||
Hilarious. I love the movie, and Crystal. Not familiar with Smiths, but maybe because I don't often sit in dark rooms in an emo state of sadness.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Makes me wonder||
Really makes me wonder what they're thinking . . . I mean, I love sports too much. Follow too many games. But I've got limits. I guess this is where fans are really "fanatics." It makes me think of the crazies in Columbus who dress up with red and silver paint and garlands of buckeyes and jerseys and all. I know Michigan has some of these guys too. But somehow, once you're past 30 or 40 or 50, it seems crazy to do some of this stuff. Including donating to pay the fine. To each his own.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Don't know your internet chops||
UofMDDS96, I don't know your Internet chops, in terms of pics and movies and editing, etc. While I know there are people worse than me, I am not a pro at saving and converting pictures, using MS Paint, and all the other bells and whistles. For instance, sometimes, I'd love to know how to create a clip of just the right video. But to find the original movie, get the right sequence lined up, formatted, saved, and then pasted into MGoBlog, is something I don't have the time or inclination to figure out.
Regarding the cart I see you finally got it figured out. I think it was amusing for me (and at least a few others) who struggle with getting the right thing posted in the right format. And the front certainly looks great. I'm with you on feelin the back is ok, but not quite right yet.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Me too||
I've assumed something is happening with the server, or with traffic, because I haven't stayed logged in either. Maybe it is because I'm using Chrome? Don't know.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Nice article||
Nice article thanks for providing the link. It would be great to see the correlation between 5 star recruits and win-loss record, as well as performance in the NCAA tourney. From other threads, I am sure that Beilein far out-performs the recruiting stars of the guys on his team. As an example, Thad Matta, who tops the Big 10 with 10 five star recruits, hasn't had success at a far higher level than Beilein. It is obvious that Beilein has done as well or better with guys not as well recognized by recruiting stars.
The piece in today's Det News opines that Battle is a critical and important recruit for Beilein. Not only does he improve the class and the play. When one five star signs, it encourages other five star recruits to look at your school. We see this all the time with Kentucky and Duke. Actually, this was part of the reason given for Jaylen Brown going to Cal. If Coach Beilein can build on this with one, better yet two, five star recruits in 2017, we'd be well on the way. I'd love to see five star Brian Bowen from Saginaw Arthur Hill get an offer and join the class.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I'm dying of laughter||
I don't know why, but the failure of the OP and this whole thread really has made me smile and laugh, something I needed. No downvotes, just happiness. Hope the mystery golf cart gets posted sometime. And even if it doesn't, I'm good, and enjoyed the laugh.