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|1 year 8 weeks ago||Player Support||
has been questioned an awful lot during the Morrisgate situation. It's saddening to hear that former players and alum think we as a fanbase are searching or reaching for a reason to see to it that Hoke or Brandon are fired due to this incident. Not to say that this hasn't amplified our reasoning by any means, but since when did anyone honestly think (including former players and alum) that our main purpose, goal and reasoning for being so outraged is anything short of because we love the team/players? I understand the line of thinking that this is the last straw for fans because of our record in this and the previous two seasons. I also understand the mindset that people believe our attitudes are simply "WIN! and WIN now!" But in light of this situation and the failing of the CEO type athletic director how can people expect us to "remain calm?" What am I supposed to do when Shane Morris, our starting QB (of that game) gets his head hammered by the opposing team and our coaches and staff A. dont take him out and then when he is B. put him back in? Forgive my sarcasm and obvious frustration but being in the military pretty much everything we do job wise is in black and white. There is something in writing telling us how to do everything save taking a dump. The NCAA and Big Ten have clear cut rules and regulations that are to be followed. The fact that DB and Hoke weren't on the same page as far as what these are and their response to this situation screams "cover up." So I'm sorry to all those who believe that we as a fanbase are "meddling" in things that aren't our business such as the health and welfare of the student athletes on the field. Forgive the students who rallied last night at President Schlissel's house to see to it that DB is ousted. I absolutely agree with these people 100% the students and the fanbase are completely insane...and they're fucking right we are...why? BECAUSE GD IT THIS IS MICHIGAN AND WE LOVE OUR PLAYERS! So to team 135 I say GO BLUE and BEAT RUTGERS ASS!!!
|1 year 8 weeks ago||To the parents||
of Shane Morris (not that they'll see this) my wife and I watched on Saturday the complete lack of responsibility that these "adults" in charge showed, and were appalled. My wife, at one point, was in tears screaming at the tv to take Shane Morris out. Until then she didnt even know who Shane was but yet as a mother she placed herself in your shoes for those few moments and completely lost her mind and rightfully so. After the game I was on FB, Twitter and here looking for something; some sort of plausible reasoning as to why what happened, happened. I couldn't find one and cannot imagine what you went through as you watched your son nearly fall to the ground in obvious pain with as we know now a concussion. My heart goes out to you and the rest of your family.
To Shane Morris: Shane, we all appreciate and respect your toughness young man. Keep being the competitive player you are and you will go far in this game. You are an ambassador to the University of Michigan and as a parent and fan I truly hope you get well soon. Go Blue!
|1 year 11 weeks ago||I dont normally post on here||
because the last time I did I overstepped my bounds and let emotion take over common sense. However comma I don't blame the players, for what happened Saturday. You are the head coach at what used to be considered one of the top flight schools for CFB. And being held responsible for what happened? Yeah it's kind of your job! But, I will say this, after reading this article and seeing some other things on here I think it's necessary to say: if you are reading this, you are like me a Michigan fan, through and through. We are universally hated around the country because of this so called "arrogance" that seeps from our "Go Blue" culture. I know, I live in South Carolina (SEC Country) and travel alot. no matter where I go I get shit for wearing my Michigan hat.
So, if like me Saturday pissed you off...so be it. But, keep faith because like Bo said, "When your team is winning, be ready to be tough. Because winning can make you soft. On the other hand if your team is losing, stick by them, KEEP BELIEVING."
Having tried to be a little inspirational there does not negate the facts.
1. We have talent
2. We have a lot of it.
3. Something in the way that talent is being coached...just isn't right.
4. Until someone does something to develop said talent, then yes we will be just another program.
|3 years 43 weeks ago||love watching this game again||
but hate listening to Chris Spielman because he's such a homer! Whats worse is everything he said he tried to counter with some meaningless information about Michigans D or something Denard did wrong (which wasnt much!)
|3 years 49 weeks ago||cant start own thread||
but just saw on espn.com (dont know if this got posted yet) Martin and Molk invited to Senior Bowl...congrats to those two!!!
Edit: and in the spirit of this thread according to stubhub Sugar bowl is #2 in ticket sales 1 obviously being the NCG.
|3 years 50 weeks ago||Per TrieuA||
Brionte Dunn will be taking his official visit to michigan next weekend!
|3 years 50 weeks ago||Per TrieuA||
Brionte Dunn will be taking his official visit to michigan next weekend!
|4 years 6 hours ago||True but what I mean by it is||
True but what I mean by it is the "human" poll play in to the computer rankings so does that not also mean the computers include margin of victory depending on how the human votes go?
|4 years 7 hours ago||Delete.||
|4 years 7 hours ago||What hurt us more||
is the fact that the computers (judging from the recent experience) are style point favored. We didnt blow out Ohio. The reason the Big 12 and Pac 12 and SEC teams get favored is because of what they do to their opponents i.e. Ok St. blowing some team out by 50 points or LSU doing what they did to Arkansas...until we like Herbstreit and Craig James said play quality opponents and beat them convincingly we wont get those at large bids. Finally, if we play in the Cap One bowl i would be happy with that...as long as we win...GO BLUE!!!
|4 years 7 hours ago||no worries||
Georgia loses to LSU Oklahoma loses to OSU we are good to go
|4 years 1 day ago||Not trying to be||
Not trying to be arguementative but are you sure about the coverage? I am in South Carolina and the ABC channel WOLO has Kentucky vs. Tennessee...figures being in SEC coverage area but want to make sure, if so I can stream it but would rather watch it on the $1500.00 HD tv i got rather than the 15" computer screen.
|4 years 1 day ago||delete||
|4 years 1 week ago||Our defense is doing awesome||
Our defense is doing awesome this year!!! In addition we are ranked #16 in the current USA Today Coaches Poll. Top 5 is interesting to say the least...
Edit: In reference to an earlier thread started about the NC game, it very well could be an all SEC NC game...let the arguement about 2006 begin!!! LOL!
|4 years 12 weeks ago||Regarding Denard||
Mark Schlabach at ESPN did a "whats hot and whats not" list (follow link) and in the not column (strangely) was Denard. Then a little further down the team was listed under whats hot. Confusing because i am pretty sure Denard is part of the team???
Edit: it mentions denard being a mobile quarterback and being put into a "pro-style" offense. Why do people think that Denard won't flourish under Borges' teaching?
|4 years 24 weeks ago||I think the thing that OSU||
I think the thing that OSU fans and others associated with that university should be upset about is how Terelle Pryor has not once come out and made a pubic statement via press conference or radio interview regarding any of these issues and if he has I missed it. As a human being it is natural to be afraid or hesitant to own up to any wrong doing in fear of consequences or repercussions...but in this case with everything the public has seen thus far i think TP owes his fans and the university a well deserved apology...not to mention the other players involved. I think it shows cowardice and a complete lack of integrity to not do so. I am not sure if he realizes the situation that he has put not only the university in but also future student-athletes in as well. All the talk on this blog and others about this affecting recruiting, bowl bans and negative press has to be weighing on TPs mind. And, if he is any type of person he should feel extremely guilty and if he doesnt then he is a complete piece of garbage.
|4 years 30 weeks ago||CBS said he was killed by a bullet to the dome!||
|4 years 30 weeks ago||CBS said he was killed by a bullet to the head||
anyone got bullet in your head by Rage readily available....sounds evil but im glad hes dead now my brother in arms can come home!!!
|4 years 30 weeks ago||Im not from AA and this goes||
Im not from AA and this goes without saying, there is most likely a readily good food supply...clover, acorns etc over there and until they get run out by hunters or whoever they will keep showing up...is the rut up there the same as in Indiana usually Sep-Oct timeframe?
|4 years 30 weeks ago||General comments||
hence the Take it FWIW, but if he prefers to throw the ball quite a bit this could be a good thing if Borges takes us in that direction with his offense. Just sayin.
|4 years 30 weeks ago||Take it FWIW||
Here is what Gunner Kiel said about UM on ESPN:
Michigan: "They have a new coaching staff and they are bringing a new offense on the table that's going to feature the passing game a lot. It's going to be a good system and they will be successful."
|4 years 30 weeks ago||Hmm...||
i see their line of thinking and while i understand it...i would think it would be detrimental to a recruit that he gets big time offers from like mentioned above Alabama, UM, OSU etc. So potentially a good player might not get the offers he needs due to the recruiting sites opinions of him thus hurting his recruitment?
|4 years 30 weeks ago||one part inparticular||
"He already has three 4-star recruits committed to his 2012 recruiting class, and of his six total commits, three hail from the state of Ohio."
Penny for Tressels thoughts after reading this...
|4 years 30 weeks ago||calm yourself for a second,||
calm yourself for a second, me using (like you said) homosexual references as a means to insult them and actually saying they are gay...you are right...are two different things and i should have chose my words a little better. Also, I am not seeking sympathy...like i said in the same thread i hold no ill will against those guys now because as you can imagine they got what was coming to them...they are military as well and believe me it hurt their careers to say the least...all I am trying to get across to you is that dont expect me not to be a little upset about it thats all...all this crap aside man we both can agree on this (i think). What Tressel did is extremely wrong and i like some others hopes he gets the punishment he deserves...its just a little more personal to me because as it was referred to earlier his fans (possibly like the ones who jumped me) think he is a "saint" thats all man. Not here to be a protagonist man, just love UM Football and obviously hate OSU.
|4 years 30 weeks ago||Why would his rating drop||
Why would his rating drop just because of the amount of offers he has or has not got? I dont understand the rating system to begin with but i would think how well they performed in high school would be the best indication of there talent would it not?
|4 years 30 weeks ago||Whats funny about you're||
Whats funny about you're reply is not once did you mention anything about my encounter with OSU fans...must be nice to only address one thing and totally ignore the other. Thus, giving you the right to be judgemental...ok, you got me i give up I should go straight to hell for using homophobic slurs and should be discharged this second for expressing an opinion. Look to put an end to this crap for good...you're right i am wrong I should be banned and sent to hell because you're so awesome and I am not. MY BAD!!!! Hit the gavel its over.
|4 years 30 weeks ago||Sad indeed||
I met a guy on Monday who is an alumni class of '92 who owns a Goodyear tire business here in Sumter, SC...he was fairly upset because of this...RIP Jim
|4 years 30 weeks ago||for justingoblue and the_white_tiger||
Please excuse the use of language and my transcedence of the boundaries of "civil discourse" but let me know what you think of OSU fans and their coach or whatever when three of them (just OSUfans) jump you for simply wearing a Michigan hat and shirt in a bar watching the 2010 Iowa game of all games(which unfortunately we lost) and I had not said a word to anyone. Not to mention in a bar in South Carolina where im stationed for crying out loud. I realize this is no excuse but pardon me if since then I have had a little bit of a "hatred" for them. Also, explain to my kids why dad couldnt take them fishing because all his knuckles on his right hand were broke. Lastly I fight for the freedom for you two and everyone else on here to be able to say what they want when they want. So, when what happened to me, happens to you, let me know how you feel...and then talk to me about being civil.
|4 years 30 weeks ago||Whats worse||
is their fans (who unfortunately are human beings as well as we are) are stupid enough to believe any shit that comes out of his filthy sewer. I hold no ill will towards their fans...loyalty is a trait rarely observed anymore...but ignorance is no excuse.
|4 years 30 weeks ago||tOSU fans, alumni, supporters||
tOSU fans, alumni, supporters etc dont want to have this "smear" their image because they know we as the UM faithful will use it as ammunition everytime something happens from now on.
F!@# OSU and their alumni, fans they can have their cheating ass, gay sweatervest wearing faggot of a coach...i hope he does stay on so when we beat their ass this year it will make it all that much better!!!
Edit: My hatred for tOSU has no boundaries...