I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
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|22 hours 40 min ago||I will wait to panic.||
I will wait till a bunch of guys flip their commits, a bunch of guys ask for transfers, or something else of note actually happens, before I go all crazy. Stinks we missed out on Hand, but the rest of this seems like normal recruiting drama.
Besides, maybe Hoke has like 8 commits from Alabama and Ohio that he has flipped and we just don't know yet. Maybe they were all at the Mone family table, and were just cropped out of the pic, which would explain all the protein.
|2 days 13 hours ago||I greatly appreciate the info||
Keep doing what you are doing. Haters gonna hate. There will always be someone on this site that will critique an OP, that is just the nature of the site. Do what you believe is right and don't worry about others. Some people read things just looking for holes to poke. You can poke a hole in virtually anything posted on this site if you try hard enough. I have never in my life heard of a recruit saying..I didn't pick Michigan, because I didn't like the guys who covered recruiting on their behalf. Until such time as I do, I will not nitpick your posts.
Preemptive Strike: Someone will post a reply to my comment telling me that I am making dangerous assumptions and that even if no one has said they disimissed a school from their list because of the people who cover recruiting, doesn't mean it hasn't happened.
|2 days 20 hours ago||Talent vs Desire||
Coaches often talk about how they would rather have a team of guys who have great desire over great talent. I know precious little about Basketball schematics, but if given the choice I would take a team full of guys like Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway or Nik Stauskas, over GR3. Ironically, he may be the best NBA prospect of them all.
I am hoping that something clicks for him and his talent and desire match up, if it does, he will have an amazing year.
|3 days 13 hours ago||In all seriousness||
Having Brady Hoke as a dinner guest seems like it would be a much more pleasant experience than having Dantonio or Urbz at the table. They barely have 1 personality between the both of them and even that 1 is pretty stiff and tempermental.
|4 days 20 hours ago||Jake Ryan Redshirt.||
I know he had a RS already, but did we have the ability to get him a medical RS if we had kept him out of games this year? It seems like having him for 2 more years fully healthy and creating havoc, would have been more advantageous than bringing him back this year to be slightly above average for the last few games of the year. It seemed clear that he was still being held back by the injury, as would be expected.
Maybe the coaches sat down with him and he said no to the idea, or maybe they did like their team so much this year that they thought bringing him back at the end of the year was worth it, or maybe there was no way he was going to get another RS. Not sure...anyone have an idea about the thinking there?
|5 days 12 hours ago||I understand what you are saying.||
Still, your response to playcalling critique, if logically applied, means that every possesion would end in a score, except for those meant to eat up time, or other special exceptions. I think this type of thinking is flawed in that it doesn't take into account the constraints of your team abilities. A good coach maximizes the teams strengths and minimizes its weaknesses for opponents. We see this done effectively on the opposite side by Mattison. While our defense has been far from great, he has maximized what we could have logically excpected from that side of the ball. I don't think any of us can honestly say that about our Offense. Anyways, I understand what you are saying, and I think we basically feel the same, so I am not looking to get into any argument. I appreciate you giving me something to think about and at this point, I am done with airing my frustrations.
For the record, I would have been very dissapointed if we had let go of Brady Hoke this season. I am willing to give him the benefit of the doubt, and regardless of the dissapointment this season, I think his recruiting, the fight this team has shown, his ability to bring in Mattison and keep Denard, all speak to the fact that he is a good coach. Maybe just one that needs more seasoning. Just like freshman lineman, coaches often get better with experience and though he has coached other places I think he is still growing as the coach of the Michigan Wolverines.
|5 days 17 hours ago||At least||
he didn't let it linger.
|5 days 17 hours ago||Let us say the play was planned.||
You are then asking me to accept that Michigan lined up after OSU called a timeout (I have erased the recording too upset to rewatch, so I don't know if we had timeouts left to counter theirs), saw how OSU was lined up and then decided to run that play anyways? If that is the case, then it was a play which had a low degree of success, seeing as OSU took the time out specifically to see the alignment and then prepared themselves for that play. OSU played it perfectly. How, do you come out an run the same play knowing they took a timeout? Strategically, it boggles the mind. As a coach you plan contigency upon contigency, especially for the final 2 minutes.
Your post presupposes a lot as well. It presupposes that I am critical because the play didn't work. It was a bad play call against that defense even if it did work. You also presuppose that I didn't figure Al had thought about it. I did entertain that thought, I dismissed it because the evidence leans strongly to the contrary,and I can only go on what evidence is before me, I am not prescient. Finally, all arguments come with presuppositions, it is understood in all epistemological efforts that presuppositions precede apology, otherwise the person would not be making the point.
Anyways, it is not one play that is at the heart of the matter, it is a season of missed opportunities that is the matter.
|5 days 21 hours ago||Plenty of blame to go around.||
First, let me give the caveat that we really are a very young team. I don't look at other program rosters so maybe this is not unique, but I looked at ours and saw that we have something like 60 F or RSF listed. That is astounding. So simply allowing those guys to get bigger, stronger, faster and more experienced should solve some of our problems. It should provide more depth, and give the coaches more confidence in the next guy up. It is obvious letting Devin run more would have helped, but these guys seemed too damn scared to lose him for a game. Devin has to make no apologies in my book, the beating he took against MSU and against Ohio, let you know the kind of guy he is on the field. Let the guy create, it is obviously what he is good at, and what will win games.
Since Brady is sans headseat during most of the game, saying that Borges is the reason the offense runs plays that are destined to fail, means that Hoke is looking at Borges during the week and saying, I want you to run X amount of times out of the I formation or between the tackles. That seems far fetched to me. Maybe one could argue that Hoke told Borges to run MANBALL at all costs before the season. If that were the case then Borges would not be culpable. However, I would think even if this was the mandate, Borges would have gone to Hoke after Akron or Uconn and said...time for plan B.
I also, think that maybe Hoke probably needs to get a little more detail oriented. While Ohio was driving at the end, it was obvious we would give up a touchdown. All I was thinking was, I wonder if Borges knows what play he will call for the 2 point conversion if we score. The helter skelter way the 2 point try went down, with an obvious playcall and Hoke asking if we should go for it, is inexcusable. Borges should have had that playcall nailed down way before we scored (actually we should have practiced that exact situation during practice last week), and if not, Hoke should have been on the headset to tell him to nail down his playcall, and make sure it is his best call of the day.
I love that Brady loves Michigan, but he is starting to look as unflexible in his ways as RichRod. Just as RichRod oftend seemed too focused on offense to give the defense much thought, it seems that Hoke is so focused on defense/lineplay that he doesn't put any detailed thought into our offense. I think the difference between a coordinator and a Head Coach is that the HC must have his fingerprints on everything.
It became pretty clear what the strategy was against us as the year went on..blitz. There are a half dozen ways to counter that, and Michigan never did. So why didn't they adjust, was it because of Hoke or Borges? To me that is the central question of the season. Someone must answer for that, because it is just freaking negligent. Why didn't we adjust to the gameplan that we knew was coming? Whoever kept us from adjusting to the defenses that were being called against us should be fired. Bottom line. That person cost us at leat 3 plausible wins, and that is inexcusable.
Also, stop wearing a polo on the sidelines if you're going to wear a shirt underneath that has longer sleeves, you look stupid.
Also, why is Borges not involved in recruiting, is he that bad with people or is he above it? If he thinks he is above it, he better wake up. If he is that bad with people, how is he gonna gain the trust of the kids playing for him? Who is the real Borges the one who is great against South Carolina and Ohio or the guy who regularly craps the bed against average teams. I honestly don't know. How can one team be so bi-polar?
This is looking more like a team that will be self-limiting and myopic and therefore lucky to be in contention for a Big Ten title game every 4 or 5 years. Despite all the talk of this is Michigan fergodsakes, I think there is a reluctance to push beyond what is known/comfortable. This team could easily be the equal of any team in the country. Including those vaunted SEC teams.
Stop aiming so low. Dave Brandon should be accountable too..it was his responsibility to bring us a guy that can get us to play for National Championships, not just to beat Ohio. He holds a petty grudge against RichRod, and makes a big deal of Brady knowing the fight song. I don't care if we have to teach a coach the fight song, as long as the guy wins. You think Nick Saban knew the Alabama fight song when he was hired? Michigan enjoys a brand like few I have seen. I travel all over the country, and my Michgan hat gets comments of "Go Blue" from NYC to LA. In fact I am shocked how many times I hear it all over the country. The brand is there to compete for much more than we are.
Finally, why are we so bad away from home. Good college teams love playing on the road...this metric must improve, regardless of who we keep or discard.
Sorry, I know this was a long rambling post, that beat some dead horses, but I don't post often and had a season's worth of frustration to get out.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Character||
When you are wrong just admit that you are wrong, apologize, eat some crow and move one. Don't keep defending yourself and making arguments on semantics. Your rudeness cheapened your post, now your bull headed refusal to even admit that you might have made an error, is speaking to your character. You looked like a small man when you made the comment and your stubborness makes you look microscopic. To compound a wrong by doing more wrong is stupid, and that is much worse than obese.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||So is it okay||
to say that RichRod was a bad fit, the alumni never gave him a fair shake, and that I like Dave Brandon? Just wondering how many sacred cows we can butcher now that apparently all hell has broke loose. While I am at it, MANBALL can work, Alabam has proven it. Borges is the weak link, and we don't all need to bow at the feet of Brian/Mods/or groupthink just to be able to make a comment on the board. The end consumer ulltimately decides if a product survives. So why the hell do people walk on eggshells, like they are afraid of getting kicked out of the MGocult.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||Shouldn't Hoke's key word for||
Shouldn't Hoke's key word for a commitment be tremendous?
|24 weeks 4 days ago||Hoke and Mattison seem to be||
Hoke and Mattison seem to be recruiting superstars while Borges is never mentioned. In fact I think Funk is mentioned more in recruiting than Borges. I wonder why he is a weak recruiter (personality, reluctance). Obviously, Hoke knew this when he brought Al with him.
I appreciate this being brought up, since I have wondered about it over the last couple of years. Maybe this can be a question for the staff (for the new articles where they all address a burning Michigan question), since they all know Borges better than we do and may have some insight into what holds him back in that area.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||I am not too worried about||
I am not too worried about our secondary. With our schedule, we don't seem to face too many daunting passing attacks (especially with Rees now starting), so I think Countess will have plenty of time to work his way back in. I also thougth Taylor did a pretty good job for a guy who was thrust into a starting role. With a year of playing time under his belt, I feel even better about him. He may have some physical limitations but I think he plays the position well from a technical standpoint. Kovacs is a loss for sure, but I am hoping that with better corners and a dynamic guy like Dymonte being added to the mix, the secondary will be good enough to not hurt us, while the strength will be in the front 7, especially when Jake ryan returns. I know there will be some youth on our defense but I am bullish on it. It will be some of the most talented and well coached youth we have had on the definsive side of the ball in a while.
|24 weeks 5 days ago||This video makes me||
This video makes me appreciate the Michigan tradition even more. If everything went extremely well and Arizona got just what they wanted, they would become the next Oregon with a gimmicky offense, a torrent of ever changing uniforms and all the authenticity of a pop tart.
Sometime I get frustrated by the wine and cheese crowd at Michigan, but if they are keeping us from these kind of shenanigans, I am fine with that. Rooting for a program with roots and gravitas is so much more fun than supporting a school that is always desperately trying to keep up with the joneses.
This is Michigan fergodsakes.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||With all due respect.||
This seems like a non-story to me. He is a kid and kids do dumb things like post pics of themselves with a bunch of cash so they look cool (or whatever word the kids use these days to signify being cool). The kid hasn't been charged with anything, he is not a member of a school being investigated, and I didn't notice drugs or anything else damning in the photo. He dreams of being a big deal one day with lots of cash to throw around. If we start noting every time a kid who is good at high school football does something dumb online, when will we have time to worry about recruiting class size and bubble screens?
|25 weeks 4 days ago||I never knew the guys who||
I never knew the guys who created the apps were volunteers. I just assumed they were paid staff. Thank you to those who used their abilities to benefit the community, the app is great!
|26 weeks 3 days ago||Isn't Mike Martin's friend in the pic Dominic Raiola?||
Looks like it to me at least.
|28 weeks 4 days ago||Have to second the congrats||
You outdid yourself BiSB. Thanks for making my day.
|28 weeks 4 days ago||We all just witnessed the rap||
We all just witnessed the rap game change.
|29 weeks 4 days ago||Thanks for the clarification,||
Thanks for the clarification, I was very confused for a moment, though that is not all that unusual in my world sadly.
|29 weeks 5 days ago||I think I am missing something.||
Who was the conversation with? Who is the "He's" in that first paragraph? Should the person you are having a conversation with be named and I just missed it, or is this another one of the esoteric Mgoblog references where you don't get it unless you are part of the Mgoblog clubhouse like racist.gif?
|31 weeks 1 day ago||Amazon card is okay.||
I have the Amazon card,as well, and buy a ton of stuff on Amazon (58 orders in the last 6 months, I just checked). I don't use it anywhere else though, just Amazon because you get triple points on the site (basically 3 points for every dollar spent). In the last year and a half I have built up about $180 (18,000 points) in credit, even with all those purchases. So not bad, but not amazing either.
I also have to utilize the Prime shipping to make the most out of this option. It is $79 annualy, but getting everything in 2 shipping days for free is nice, and worth it when you are making those many purchases. I would have paid much more than $79 in shipping costs in the last year, had I not had Amazon Prime, and I didn't have to waste gas or time by dredging out to local stores to buy the stuff, just shows up on my doorstep magically.
I also have a Delta Sky Miles. That one is a little more generous with the return. However, there is an annual fee of $95 dollars. I use it enough to get one free first class flight a year to basically anywhere in the continental U.S (about 50,000 miles). Not a bad deal for $95.
However, I don't like paying fees, and I love cold hard cash. Therefore my favorite card is my Chase Freedom. I get anywhere from 1%-5% cash back on the card. They run specials every quarter letting you know what places are offeriing the 5% back. Every quarter or so I redeem the points for cash, that gets added directly to my checking account. Comes out to about $150-$175 a quarter, with no annual fee. So to me it is the best.
It all comes down to what you are looking for though. I basically use the Chase Freedom and Amex the same amount, and buy everything with one of those two cards, excluding Amazon purchases of course. So you can see the difference in what you get with those 2 cards. Wanted to give some real world examples so you could compare and contrast.
Also, I pay everything with a credit card and pay it off at the end of the month, so I don't pay any interest. I do mean everything, I try not to carry much money on me, just enough for emergencies, so I am always getting some kind of reward when purchasing something. I also, do automatic payments on them for my gas, electric, cell, cable, and any other bill I can automate.
Hope that helps. As you can tell, I love getting rewards, if you have to spend your hard earned money why not maximize the benefit.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||Maybe just maybe.||
How great would it be if Jac actually had the right idea about how to use Denard? I just assumed when he went there, that he would languish in a bad orginization, as opposed to one that would know how to maximize his talents. Actually being able to develop as a skill player in that system would be his biggest achievement yet. Though they have used MJD to great success so far, maybe Denard is the guy that can build on what they have done at the RB spot already.
|31 weeks 1 day ago||When will he attend minicamp?||
Is it today?
|31 weeks 5 days ago||You should be removed from starting any more ignorant threads.||
Then this thread should be used as an example of those that preach tolerance being intolerant. This is not how you do it boys and girls.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||Surreal.||
That interview with their uncle was pretty amazing.
Everyone keeps asking why they didn't leave. Obviously, these guys are pretty twisted and beyond thinking rationally about anything. Hopefully no one else is injured, these guys seem literally hell bent on destruction.
I hope they can take the younger one in peacefully, maybe we can get a window into why they did this, so that authorities can understand better how to deal with people like this in the future. It has been so long since I have felt safe, I miss that feeling.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||Depth?||
With 5 seniors graduating, last years attrition, and Burke and Hardaway leaving, should I be worried about depth? Especially with McGary and Robinson being unknowns at this point and only 3 guys coming in.
Worst case scenario has only 5 guys who played any meaningful minutes last year. Hold me John Beilien and tell me it will be okay.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||That list is terrifying.||
That list is terrifying.
|34 weeks 5 days ago||I thought I was against him being there.||
But then they showed him getting out the car wearing Michigan gear, and I jumped up and cheered. I only hope the players aren't as nervous as I am.