here's one vote for "John Beilein's head in a Futurama jar"
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|24 weeks 1 day ago||I have Great Old UM footage||
1979-2000 Michigan replays and games on video
|24 weeks 1 day ago||Izzo is Classless||
If you recall last year at the Finals he was asked if he was rooting for Michigan to win and he flat out said NO on video. Strange comment for a guy who had been saying how he would love to see both B10 schools have strong programs.
Anyone recall when Cleaves was a senior and they were ahead by FIFTY and he still had him in the game in the waning moments to break the assist record against us. How about the comments he made at the pep rally for their FB team this year about our school colors?
I predict his career will end like Woody's did.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||Seth- Old VHS tapes||
I have every Michigan Replay show starting with the 1979 season for about 20 years, mostly commercial free, on VHS. Also have most all the MSU< OSU< ND< Bowl games during that period. I mentioned this to Magnus a couple of years ago and didn't get a response, so make me an offer I can't refuse.
The Old QB
|29 weeks 1 day ago||Zero chance I renew after nearly 50 years||
My first home game was MSU in 1961, we lost 28-0. I have attended nearly 300 games since and had season tickets for most of those years. I travel a minimum of 7 hours drive and once I am in Florida for the winter much more to make it to the games. I have probably spent a half million dollars following the Wolverine football teams from Hawaii, Rose Bowl, and every stadium in the big 10.
It finally hit me while at this years Penn State game. Why the hell do I continue to torture myself watching these dedicated young men not being given a fair chance to win a game with inept coaching. The Saturday football experience just isn't the same as what it was. Years of a declining product, Lloyd Carr, Dave Brandon schemes, Al Borges, Hoke thinking he looks tough standing in the cold in short sleeves, blaring rap music, maybe I am just getting old. But this is the end of the line for me.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||255 and counting||
The first one was the 1961 UM-MSU game. Sat on the 40 yd line on the SW side of the stadium. We lost 28-0. It was a big thrill to be at a game with 103,000 fans. The Wolverines were 6-3 that year under Bump Elliot. My favorite seats are in the Board of Regents Box.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||Golden handshake for Rush??||
Anyone notice as Rush walked the sideline after the play, of the high five he got? Taking one of our best players out of the game last year and now targeting Denard this year would it suprise anyone of a bounty for Michigan stars.
What a pathetic explanation by Gholston of his actions that led to his dirty plays. "Youthful inexperience", my butt!!!
More pathetic was the lack of any meaningful acknowledgement coming out of the mouths of the two OSU announcers. Speilman, "Looked like some kind of a big time wrestling move." when Gholston tried to take Denards head off.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||Visiting fans & Presidents Club||
They disperse the visiting fans around the very top of the stadium in sections 7 thru 9 or 10.
My first year out of U of M, Paul Goebel (UM All-American and All-Pro) called me up and encouraged me to become a member of the Presidents Club. One of the best moves I ever made. If you are in need of tickets they will always find you a pair. I have had season tickets for longer than most of you are old, but if I need an extra set no problem.
So how does one come up with 30K the first year after graduation? Buy a 20 year life insurance policy made out to the University of Michigan. At the time I took my policy out it was only a $250 annual premium. It will open many doors for you and get you started into the habit of annual gifting back to the University.
Once that wonderful degree, you have attained from UM, starts producing the big bucks you can up your donations. Whether it be 10 years or 30 years until you feel comfortable to increase your contributions you have your self covered when the Alumni office calls you up asking for donations. In the meantime all your buddies will have thought you hit the lotto by becoming a member of the Presidents Club.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||Next three seasons||
At my age, long term is 3 years. Realistically, looking at our tough schedule and factoring in an improving team I see a total of at least 15 losses for 2011,2012, and 2013. This number includes any bowl games we may play in.
How many of you are going to be satisified averaging 5 losses a year? With Nebraska added I would hope DB would think about getting out of the ND game soon.
|3 years 25 weeks ago||Bo 110%||
Lloyd is the worst thing that ever happened to Michigan FB!
|3 years 25 weeks ago||LC||
I could write a short story on how we got to this point in time starting at NMU when Lloyd was an English major. Lloyd should have never got a chance to be HC. He was DC of the worst defense we ever had and is named interim HC.
DB was endorsed by Lloyd for the AD job so you knew he was going to be loyal to LC and hire Hoke, just as LC was loyal to Gary and has blocked Les from ever getting an offer to coach at UM.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||I don;t know if I totally agree with you||
I don't know if I totally agree about LM being the main man in your theory but I really like your point about JH being a future hire.
JH goes to the pro's and gets canned or burnt out dealing with the pro players, by that time Les Miles has got the program back on track and is ready to retire. JH can come back and doesn't have to go through the rebuilding phase and is able to reap the rewards of LM's hard work. He has made the big bucks, satisfied his urge to coach in the NFL, and finishes off his coaching career in AA with a few NC's.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||If my memory is correct||
If my memory is correct I recall that his original contract at LSU had an exclusion for U of M should he want to return to AA. Obviously, he didn't care if he ever returned to UM after the sailboat incident or didn't have the leverage to place that language in his contract extention. Having a buy out exclusion for a specific school is not that unusual.
|3 years 26 weeks ago||Buyout clause?||
Surprised that there is a buyout. Would have thought Les would have had language in contract if he jumped to UM.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||If JH stays at Stanford, UM keeps RR||
As I have stated previously, JH is the one who has been dictating the timeline here. I have total faith in DB that he has all the bases covered. He has left all his options open by waiting until after the bowl game. I feel much more comfortable with DB at the helm than I did with the Bean Counter.
We should not be totally distraught if JH stays at Stanford for one more year. We still have a chance to get him after next season as long as we don't fire RR. We know for sure that if RR is retained there will be major changes on the D staff. This will show that the evaluation process was not totally fruitless.
Why does JH stay one more year at Stanford? Timing. Why disrupt the family right now with a newborn, Luck comes back he has a shot a National Championship, potential NFL lockout next year means he sits and has wasted a year not coaching if he choose that route, and maybe Jim has just a bit of resentment for some at Michigan and will not jump at the first chance to come back. Bottomline his value will not be any less next year and he will have an immediate chance to even enhance it with a National Championship.
Just speculation from and old UM Man.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Sal you saying Tate didn't make that statement?||
Read the FP article on Tate!
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Direct quote from Tate|
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Tate is no dummy||
This is just a way for Tate to ease his way off the team and get back at RR one last time. Classless way to leave but what goes around comes around.
|3 years 28 weeks ago||Why don't you ask Bacari||
Western Michigan was one of the schools big brother was trying to get little John into. I am sure if you asked Bacari he would confirm that WMU did not want him and the last place Al wanted John to end up at was Michigan.
If Al loved U of M so much he would have enrolled at U of M himself. This is no conspiracy theory, or BS, as 99.9 % is on this site.
|3 years 29 weeks ago||funny||
Al Horford tried to find any place other than UM to take his little brother. No takers, so we got him.
|3 years 29 weeks ago||TP says he paid for his||
But did he pay full value? Having paid $50 for a $500 tattoo is just as much of a violation as paying zero.
Will be interesting on how this plays out. But I suspect that the NCAA/OSU will not have enough information to take action before the Bowl game. The players involved end up being suspended for the first game of 2011.
|3 years 29 weeks ago||Think Cam Gordon @ S||
Rodereick Ryles reminds me a lot of Cam Gordon when he was playing safety. Enough said.
|3 years 29 weeks ago||1st DP drive 3Q||
Hart runs three times for 8 yds. Punt
Hart in 1st half had 14 runs for 32 yds, Patti 6/13 for 152 yds
|3 years 29 weeks ago||Thanks||
I agree it will be interesting to watch what adjustments DP makes at halftime. Right now the MO is with Central. I have watched DP last three playoff games and am concerned if they can hold on to this one. They are a dynamite 3Q team so hopefully they turn this around and figure out how to get Dee Hart open. He has great hands, they need to try and get him more into the pass game out of the backfield.
|3 years 29 weeks ago||Halftime update on DP game||
DP is playing Miami Central at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando. There are over 20 D1 prospects in this 6A Finals game. Centrals Davonta Freeman ran for 354 yd in the Semi game. Dee Hart with 2185 yds rushing and 50 TD leads DP. Clinton-Dix of DP is the best player on the field.
1st Q- Nick Patti hit Chris Gallon with a 29 yd pass to make it 6-0. Patti's 31st TD pass against 2 INT. Moffitt made the PAT 7-0. He consistantly kicks it 75 yards on the KO. Central had 40 yds of penalties that sustained this drive for DP. Ryan Luckett has a 60 yd INT for DP, PAT good 14-0.
2nd Q- Moffitt 33 yd FG. 17-0. Randall 30 yd TD reception for Central. 17-7. Gaines Jr. 18 yd INT for Central 17-14. DP receiver seemed to have no clue what was happening on this play and stood there with his back turned. Gallon 50 yd TD from Patti. PAT good 24-14. Freeman 18 yd TD reception for Central 24-21. Freeman was all this drive and has over 100 yds.
Dee Hart totally shut down, as Central has 6 in the box and will not allow anything inside on the ground. Patti should be able to throw all day.
|3 years 30 weeks ago||Wishful thinking.||
Has anyone ever heard Casteel say or heard any type of rumor that he would like to work for RR again? He has had two chances to climb on board, when RR was first hired and a year later when Shafer was fired. If he was going to come he would have been here by now.
Money may help get him, but I doubt it. Working under RR as a DC is not a prime job opportunity for an established name, even if it is Michigan. Three years and he will have gone through two DC's. Job security is a factor for these guys and with RR's track record and precarious position as HC the line is not long for potential new hires. He has made two new hires on D- a grad asst, and a guy out of work and desparate for a job.
|3 years 30 weeks ago||Why did Casteel not follow RR?||
One would think that if Casteel wanted to continue working under RR he would have followed him here in the first place. He had another chance after RR fired Schafer to come and didn't. I wouldn't get my hopes up for him coming.
|3 years 30 weeks ago||OT-Dee Hart 12/10 game||
Sorry, but since I have yet to earn enough browny points I can not yet start a diary. Thought it would be of interest to report on tonights Dr.Phillips game against Seminole.
In the 6A state semi game DP won 37-13. Dee Hart started off the game with a 78 yard run to tie the state single season TD record at 49. He would later in the 2nd half run in a short one for his record breaking 50th TD. Dee ended the game with 159 yards on 17 carries. I don't have the final numbers on receptions, but this kid has great hands. He can do it all !!!! The AD at DP said he is the hardest working player on the team.
Shawn Moffet their kicker had his string of PAT's snapped at 130, four short of the national record. After a second penalty had set them back 20 yards he was upset and shaking his head. The negative body language followed through to his attempt and he missed it a bit right. He did make his only FG attempt at about 30 yds which had at least 25 yards to spare. We could use this kid.
Next week DP plays in the Citrus Bowl for their first State Championship. They are 14-0 and have only given up 6 points this season in the 3rd Q. This was only the 4th team to score over 10 points on them and it came in the last minute of play. Seminole, the 2008 State Champ, tried for the 2 point conversion which was INT. Someone must have been getting 23 points on their staff.
|3 years 31 weeks ago||There will be a new DC||
I flew up from Fl for the last home game and by chance ended up talking to a guy who used to coach at USF with three of the current UM coaches. They had arranged tickets and a room at the Campus Inn for him and his friends. He wanted to see a UM game before everyone got fired. Said they were all afraid of getting the ax. If they didn't, for sure there would be changes made by RR on the D. I questioned him on who would ever want to coach D under RR. His reply was $$$$$$.
|3 years 31 weeks ago||Amazing Player||
I watched Dr. Phillips game last evening. Anytime Dee Hart touches the ball he can take it to the house. Had two TD's called back due to holding calls, if not for those he would have had over 300 yds on the ground. Ran about 30 yds on a 4th and 15. Made one of the most miraculous catches out of the backfield I have ever seen. One handed off his shoestrings.
There were 3-4 times he totally faked out at least 6 guys on a play. He has this burst, then a bit of a glide and a shift to the side than another burst and he weaves his way down the field. His top end speed is very close to Denard. Ended up with 2 TD's and on the downside, he did fumble twice.
Phillips has steam rolled everyone this year but got off to a bad start and was behind 14-0 due to a 74 yd run and a Patti INT. Was 17-14 at half and I think it ended at 38-28. This team is loaded with talent, I counted at least 9 D1 prospects. Reminds me of the Lakeland team a few years ago that had Rainey, and the Pouncey brothers. There are about a half dozen studs on the D at DP. Three of them could step right in and play next fall at UM.
One kid that really impressed me was their kicker=Moffett. He not only kicks everyone into the endzone but most of them are 5 yds out of the endzone. He made one FG of 50 that had a good 15 yds left on it. He is a lanky kid that looks like he should be in Chemistry class not playing FB. In fact maybe that is how he kicks so far-Flubber.
After the game Dee did not mention anything about decommitting. He is a very well spoken young man and seems to have his head on straight. I predict that he will someday be an All-American. Would love to see him at MICHIGAN.
PS Seminole Ridge , Dr Phillips opposition last night had uniforms identical to OSU. Even down to the helmet stickers. I had a warm feeling being able to root for a team who was beating an OSU look alike. I only hope I can see my team in Maize and Blue with the winged helmets do the same in the very near future. GOBLUE!!!!
|3 years 31 weeks ago||Jim's Correct W-L record||
Jim never lost 5 games in his career , let alone in one season. You need to get your stats straight or Jim may be knocking on your door wanting to play fistball.
1984 3-1 Broke his wrist diving for fumble in the MSU game
1985 10-1-1 Beat ND,MSU,OSU. Beat Nebraska in the Bowl Game
1986 11-2 Beat ND,FSU,MSU,OSU . Lost to ASU in the Bowl game, OSU hired ASU coach John Cooper. I will gladly take that loss in exchange for the Cooper years at OSU.
24-4-1 for the games he finished. Never lost to our three rivals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!