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|21 hours 44 min ago||The 2010 NCAA regional final||
The 2010 NCAA regional final against Miami-Ohio we ultimately lost in double OT should have never made it to that point except for the boggling early whistle before we scored in the first OT.
|21 hours 52 min ago||The play immediately before||
The play immediately before the Clowney-Smith decapitation, when the ball was obviously short of the stick but the ref gave us a first down anyway.
|6 weeks 22 hours ago||Uh, that's the wrong Devin.||
Uh, that's the wrong Devin.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||In all honesty, I don't see||
In all honesty, I don't see this team as much more than a 6-6, 7-5 sort of team. There's just too many question marks. No QB on the roster has shown anything resembling competency at the college level. WR is really weak without Funchess. The DL is average at best. Safety will likely be a problem.
If I had to bet, I'd go with 7-5. I'll say they lose Utah, MSU, Minnesota, PSU, and OSU.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Time to crack open my bottle||
Time to crack open my bottle of Ardbeg Auriverdes!
|11 weeks 1 day ago||While I think Miles does have||
While I think Miles does have the potential for a few 9-3, 10-2 type seasons, I also worry that he would end up hanging on longer than he should and starting the whole end-of-Carr-regime downturn again.
There really aren't many Plan A type guys out there once you get past Harbaugh who are reasonably attainable. Mullen and...? If they strike out on Harbaugh and Mullen, I don't think there's any sense in hiring a guy like Addazio or Schiano. Why hire a guy who is a know mediocre-at-best quantity (like we did with Hoke)? I'd actually be okay if the backup guy is PJ Fleck. I know his dedication to the "row the boat" thing is strange, but I think he'd bring a ton of energy and enthusiasm to the program. The fanbase in general might hate it, but I'd much rather take the (admittedly massive) risk with him than pull a Nebraska and hire a middling-at-best coach.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||So basically, Michigan just||
So basically, Michigan just needs to have someone put in a $4 million bet and give Harbaugh the winnings as his salary...
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Hahaha, if this happens I'm||
Hahaha, if this happens I'm just going to find a new team to root for.
|12 weeks 1 day ago||Why is John Harbaugh on this||
Why is John Harbaugh on this list? He's nowhere near a serious option. It's far less likely than even Patterson, who reportedly said he has no interest.
|16 weeks 2 days ago||My opinion: You should steal||
My opinion: You should steal signs if you can (and if the team is dumb enough to not have the ability to change signs), but you can't make a gameplan out of it. If you're worried about the other team stealing your signs, either change it up or deal with the consequences of being predictable.
|16 weeks 4 days ago||No.||
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Bringing up academic rankings||
Bringing up academic rankings is such a lazy argument when we're discussing sports.
|17 weeks 20 hours ago||Now this is a recipe I can||
Now this is a recipe I can get behind.
Probably a stupid question (I'm a real newbie at proper cooking, but damnit I'm trying to learn to make delicious and relatively healthy food for the wife and I), but as far as the brining process goes, at what point do you put the turkey in the brine? I'm assuming you don't want to boil the bird, so these are things I need to learn still.
Also, since you seem to have a bit more experience than I do (this was my first year owning a smoker, so I've been sticking mainly to the brisket/pulled pork/ribs stuff since it's a bit easier), is there anything to be gained by injecting the turkey? I do this with my brisket and pulled pork, and they've turned out fantastic and juicy, but I'm not sure that you'd gain a lot here since the bird is hollow and you're already brining it overnight.
|17 weeks 21 hours ago||Since it's only a few weeks||
Since it's only a few weeks away, let's hear some recipes for smoking a turkey for Thanksgiving! I'm planning to do that this year now that I finally own a proper smoker, and I'm just wondering what some techniques are so I can prepare a great turkey for our guests (and the leftovers). I've checked out some various recipes online, but you can't go wrong with more information.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Peyton as HC? No way. I'd be||
Peyton as HC? No way. I'd be fine with him as a QB coach/OC-in-training under a coach like Mullen who has a history in coaching offense, but not as a HC with no coaching experience whatsoever.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||Pickerington is basically||
Pickerington is basically Columbus - when you're writing a national article, it's not that big of a deal. People know where Columbus is. Joe Schmoe in Phoenix likely has no idea what the hell a Pickerington is. Also, per Wikipedia (I know, not a scientific resource), LeVert was born in Columbus and then moved to Pickerington.
|17 weeks 2 days ago||I don't think either Harbaugh||
I don't think either Harbaugh is a serious option, so I'm not going to bother ranking them. Miles isn't leaving LSU at this stage in his career. Gundy isn't leaving OkState, and we're not getting in a bidding war with T. Boone Pickens for him. My top 7 is thus:
1. Dan Mullen - I think this goes without saying. If he's willing to leave Starkville to come to Ann Arbor, whomever is the AD would be nuts to not make the move. The SEC Network money flowing in at the end of the season might push Miss St. into a position where they can match offers though.
2. Butch Jones - Local guy, recruits well, is showing signs of undoing some of the damage Kiffin and Dooley did to Tennessee.
3. Chad Morris - Innovative offensive mind, recruits well, though his deep ties to Texas and the south means he needs a good staff around him while he builds a local network.
4. Kirby Smart - Same as Morris, except on defense. Especially if he took a swing at Bob Stitt for the OC spot and gave him free reign (which might move him to 2 actually).
5. Ruffin McNeill - Probably not willing to leave the south, but he's done a bang-up job at ECU.
6. Beau Baldwin - FCS guy, but wildly successful at Eastern Washington.
7. Bob Stitt - As noted above, I'd rather have him as the OC with a defense-first head coach, but if all else fails.... goddamnit all I want is some exciting football. Give me 67-65 triple OT wins against Illinois over 18-13 shitfests against Penn State every day.
|17 weeks 4 days ago||That's, uh, a lot more||
That's, uh, a lot more touchdowns than I think this team is capable of.
I'm gonna say we beat Indiana and then lose out the rest of the year. Indiana seems like it'll be a 20-10 sort of game. I'd guess Northwestern wins 27-13, Maryland wins 34-16, and OSU wins 45-10. Brandon is gone the week after OSU, Hoke is gone before Christmas. I won't venture a guess on the identity of the new coach besides it won't be an exciting name (no Harbaugh, Miles, or Mullen).
|17 weeks 5 days ago||What pain? This is so bad||
What pain? This is so bad it's actually funny. I can't comprehend how these people can be so incredibly terrible at their jobs.
|18 weeks 4 days ago||I liked one of the analogies||
I liked one of the analogies I saw: It's like speeding. If you've gone past a cop doing 5 over the limit 99 times and he's never pulled you over, you still don't get to be pissed if he pulls you over the 100th time you do it. You broke the rule/law. Sure, you'd like the official to be more consistent, but not calling it one time doesn't mean you can't ever call it.
|19 weeks 5 days ago||There's almost no way Hack||
There's almost no way Hack wins the Heisman with that offensive line. However, he could throw 4 TDs today with the way our secondary has been playing. Won't help him when he throws 4 INTs before having his ribcage disintegrate against MSU at the end of the season.
|20 weeks 1 day ago||As the great Jon Bois says,||
As the great Jon Bois says, never count out Touchdown Tom.
|20 weeks 2 days ago||Why the hell should a||
Why the hell should a Michigan connection even matter?
|20 weeks 6 days ago||Rodriguez's staff in 2008||
Rodriguez's staff in 2008 earned a total of $4.4 million. Hoke's staff in 2011 earned $5.81. Ignoring the head coaches (Rodriguez was making $2.5 million, Hoke was at $3.3 million), that's a $600k difference. Maybe the data I found is incorrect, but it looks like there was a significant pay bump for assistants under Hoke. And interestingly enough, when Shafer 'resigned', the total staff salary actually dropped $20k with the Robinson hire.
For Casteel, it was literally a $10k difference between what Michigan and WVU were offering. Yes, WVU was throwing in the contract that Michigan was (also stupidly) not offering, but $10k is NOTHING to a football program like Michigan. It was a stupid decision at the time, and looks even worse in retrospect.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||Yes, because Beilein has||
Yes, because Beilein has nothing to lose by saying negative things about Brandon in public.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||Hiring Rodriguez wasn't a||
Hiring Rodriguez wasn't a mistake. Not giving him support (assistant coach pay, the entire athletic department buying into the change, etc.) was the mistake.
|21 weeks 19 hours ago||Fuck you Dave Brandon In case||
Fuck you Dave Brandon
In case you did not hear me
Fuck you Dave Brandon
|21 weeks 1 day ago||Your Butch Jones link goes to||
Your Butch Jones link goes to Dave Doeren's evaluation.
|21 weeks 1 day ago||"I love to hate the team I||
"I love to hate the team I love, but more than that I hate to not care about the team I love."
This right here. It is truly painful to be so ambivalent about the team that it doesn't bother me at all that I won't be able to watch the game Saturday. And the problems in the administration keep seeping further and further into my excitement of the other teams with each completely inane press release. It's to the point that I'm probably going to skip my annual Ann Arbor sports weekend with my wife this year.
|21 weeks 3 days ago||I'll be getting hilariously||
I'll be getting hilariously drunk at the open bar of the wedding I'll be at. Never have I been happier to go to a fall wedding.