further adventures in Jed York being unsuited for his position
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|16 hours 34 min ago||Knight's||
Knight's blows away Blimpy's and also provides the beef for most of the top burgers in other restaurants in A2.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||MGoBlog=reactionary hardliners||
If MGoBlog ran the world in 1880 there would be no football.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Only thing?||
I would suggest Brian has many options regarding what he can do, a boycott being only one. In fact, if he is serious about running for Regent, he is doing that as well. I would point out that whatever you mean by "necessary action prior to the game" may well not be what many of the people you profess to support want or will benefit from. In fact I think the whole notion of a boycott is terribly disrespectful of many of the folks involved in the program. A boycott does not just affect Hoke and Brandon and Ross, but many other folks. At the bottom line this is about a lack of success on the field, not any more noble effort. The damage a boycott will do to the University and the football program and the hard working people involved - if successful - is hard to calculate, but make no mistake it will be damaging.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Boycott Maryland||
I wasn't planning on attending the Maryland game, but I will now. The people who work hard as players, student staff, coaches and adminsitration deserve support. I know several of these people, so I do not speak from the view of a fan without any personal connections to the individuals involved. They are by and large good people doing their best for the university. This is not professional football. I am disappointed, but not surprised at the MGoBlog reaction. I hope others will continue to support those working hard despite their lack of success on the field and lapses in judgement in real time.
|29 weeks 6 days ago||M v. Vandy||
First game I saw was also Bo's first as coach at M. 45-7 win over Vandy. Morehead and Doughty were stars. I remember the cheerleaders getting tired doing back flips off of the wall.
|44 weeks 5 days ago||6 let go||
2. 34 Years
3. Renewed 0 tickets
4. 6 Tickets not renewed
5. No.... I like the rawk music and most of the showbiz stuff and unlike most here don't care much for all the tradition and the band etc. The stadium, however, is the most uncomfortable place I have ever watched a game (I've been to several other Big Ten and NFL venues). The space for your "seat" is riduclulously small. That in concert with the tickets now costing more than the market rate led me to cancel. I still love the University, the coaches and the team, but will support them in other ways.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||I'm out - it costs too much||
I have purchased six season tickets in the end zone for several years. I go to a couple of the bigger games and sell the rest. Usually I have been able to break about even. But now that is no longer the case. The donation and ticket costs have outstripped the value. This is probably for many reasons. I think younger people do not want to be anywhere their phones don't work. The stadium is a very uncomfortable place to sit for four hours especially as americans have gotten bigger, much bigger. The on field product is weak compared to 1969-2007. I wish the team well, and even Dave Brandon well as he competes in the big business world of college football. But I will contribute to the University in other ways than as a season ticket holder beginning in 2014. The stadium has become a playground for the well off. I'm not sure with the way the US economy is going that there will be 114,000 people well off enough and willing to fill the Big House going forward.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Sure, but I bet Brian is not||
Sure, but I bet Brian is not on the A List of consultants for any NCAA football head coach. He would be on the A List for those looking for consulting on fan sports blogs.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Borges knows more than you do||
No, you don't have the information Borges is privy to. And I bet you didn't think we would score 63 points versus IU.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Delicate flower!||
Oh well, delicate flower, internet tough guy whatever you guys say. I think Brian definitely thinks it goes beyond Mattison. I also think he means exactly what he says. He has a strong global opinion about the program which, in my opinion, he does not have enough information to substantiate. Once again, I would expect more humility after the excoriation of Borges followed by the record breaking offensive performance last Saturday.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Fact, not a zinger||
I have been reading this blog for a long time. While it may be something you suggest is a given, I would argue Brian is not accepting this when he writes this:
"To me the issue goes deeper than Mattison. This is a whole-program issue, one that I think we all wondered about when Michigan hired a guy who was all about manball. If Michigan can't get a two-minute drill executed in under eight minutes, how can we take the idea that Michigan is comfortable at high pace seriously? They suck at it on offense; they suck at it on defense. This goes back to the guy in charge."
He does not have enough information to know if this problem is program-wide or Hoke centric. He just doesn't know. That he acts like he does, is irritating to me. Maybe if he said "it seems" like this may be a whole-program issue, it would be less irritating. Maybe if he said this "may well" go back to the guy in charge, it would be less irritating to me.
There is much more than viewing video (and BTN video at that, not coaches video) to understanding these issues. I don't think making absolute statements such as in this post is warranted.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Hoke didn't||
Hoke didn't say that about Borges and I dare say he knows a lot more about his team and coaches than any outside expert.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Brian= wannabe expert||
Borges and Hoke have forgotten more about football than Brian knows. Some of these conclusions Brian makes about "the program" with his limited access to information are preposterous. A little more humility is in order especially after the trashing of Borges followed by a 63 point explosion.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Al Borges v, MGoBlog||
Al Borges A+
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Bo was lucky this site didn't exist in the 70's||
I am amused by the fact that this site treats Schembechler as a god and crucifies Borges. Al Borges is a far more creative coach than Schembechler or any of his assistants were back in the day. The tradition of Michigan is to run into a 7 or 8 or 9 man front, take your lumps early and wear down the opposition. I spent many a Saturday in my youth watching far less creative efforts than that versus PSU last Saturday. It always caught up to Schembechler at some point in the season.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||just charge what the product is worth||
I think Dave should start charging what the product is worth. Season ticket holders should be charged the estimated worth of their tickets per game. For example the prices for an end zone season ticket holder should range from $10 for the Akron ticket to $250 for UTL2 Nortre Dame ticket. Drop the forced "donation" bs. Then dumping the Akron ticket for $10 doens't seem like an issue. Otherwise attendance and season ticket purchases will continue to fall. Season tickets in even years should cost less than in odd years when Ohio and MSU both come to town. Right now I am thinking that I am overpaying for my season tickets since several games are valueless or overpriced (CMU, Akron, Minnesota for sure) . There were a lot of free tickets available for Akron and CMU this year.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Hayes burned a redshirt?||
He's listed as a redshirt SO on MGOBLUE
|1 year 28 weeks ago||bottom line||
The bottom line is that the near and mid-term futures look very good indeed. One thing I think most on this board undervalue is the impact having a true passing quaterback will have on the O line. As exciting as Denard was, he truly made playing offensive line more difficult to play due to his poor passing and inability to effectively read the run option. Teams will not be able to stack the box on Devin, who was a higher rated recruit than Denard.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Maybe it was Denard rather than O Line||
Fitz with Devin as QB in 2012:
34 carries 193 yards 5.7 YPC.
The lack of a passing threat from Denard, rather than O line play, may have been the primary reason for Fitz' inability to run effectively early on last year. Also many running backs play better when they are the primary running option.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||AC was the best||
AC was hands down the best receiver in modern Michigan history. I would say he was the best Michigan player of the past 44 years (I started watching M football in 1969) with the possible exception of Charles Woodson. He was criminally underutilized by Bo. For example he caught 17 passes in his freshman year for seven TD's. He averaged over 27 yards per catch as a freshman.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||His time is over||
It is pretty clear that he needs to go. He had a great job and did well, but part of maintaining the job is being a successful public representative for the University and the football program. You simply can not be identified with this kind of content and maintain this position. It is better to let him go now rather than have to defend continuing to employ him to people that will rightly never understand a decision to keep him. I think Gus Johnson would be great in the role as well.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||no, second in the heisman vioting||
no, a big back of recent vintage, second in the heisman voting and an awesome running back who some "experts" thought would only be a fullback
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Gerhart||
For all any of you know Shallman could be the next Toby Gerhart.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||Awesome,||
just awesome. Enjoy the win, I always say. Shake it Tubby, shake it.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||Given how infrequently||
Given how infrequently Robinson gets to shoot, I would say he is a better three point shooter than Hardaway despite the %. It is a lot easier to shoot when you get as many shots as Hardaway versus the infrequest attempts Robinson gets. Robinson's production given the fact he is the fourth option and rarely has a play run for him is truly outstanding.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||GRIII is more athletic than||
GRIII is more athletic than Hardaway and a better outside shooter and finisher around the hoop. McGary's conditioning is suspect.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||slow down||
The jury is still out. We have seven of our nine most difficult regular season BIG games to play. We split the two tough BIG games we have played. We may be all that, but our rebounding and defense are not elite.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||Bergen?||
Isn't Tom Bergen in between Johnny Rob and Joel?
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Good Diary overstates Bo's success||
In Bo's first six years he rarely played ranked teams outside of Ohio and the Rose Bowl opponents. ND was not on the schedule and the Big Ten outside of Ohio was not strong at all. In those six years, Bo was 2-3-1 v. Ohio and 0-2 in the Rose Bowl. In those six years Bo did not have a bowl game in four seasons. When the scholarship limits came into effect, the team played ND every year, the Big Ten became more balanced and Bo had to play in a bowl game every year, the performance suffered. I think Carr's record is more impressive given the much tougher schedules, increase in games played, scholarship limits, a national championship and a bowl challenge each year.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||The more I think about it,||
The more I think about it, the more I wonder if post-football accomplishments or non-football accomplishments that reflect well on the University are a larger part of the decision on who gets honored. I don't know about the Wisterts, but Harmon was a war hero. Desmond's NFL career was pedestrian (notwithstanding a Super Bowl MVP), but he has been very successful and popular as a TV personality.