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|1 day 22 hours ago||I like the way you think,||
regardless of how it actually turns out. Let's all hope Tyus thinks the same way.
|3 days 21 hours ago||I think the lesson for the U-M PR people here||
is they need to try and do a better job of screening which interviews Coach H takes and which ones he doesn't. It's very obvious that he didn't want to do this interview AT ALL. Whether that was because he was very tired, was given little notice, or was just in a bad mood, or just doesn't like Cowherd in the least. My guess is the last one. If that's the case, then they come up with an excuse like he's busy with recruiting, camps, or whatever right now - maybe in the future. Doing bad interviews does no favors for U-M or the football program. It doesn't matter who's fault it is.
|3 days 23 hours ago||Maybe I'm being an eternal optimist, but||
I still think we have a legitimate shot at keeping Battle. The fact he hasn't committed anywhere else yet is somewhat of a good sign. It's possible with Cumberland that the coaches hedged on giving him a commitable offer because they felt we were still very much in the game with Battle. Again, maybe this is just blind optimism on my part.
|4 days 19 hours ago||Another great part was when he says Harbaugh||
would be admitting to being a failure if he goes back to coaching in college. HUH?????? Cowherd is either completely clueless or is a total NFL tool.
|4 days 20 hours ago||Actually, he looks more like||
a smiling Baron Harkonnen from Dune.
(Sorry, I flunked Embed School)
|5 days 19 hours ago||Geez||
Guys with his body shouldn't wear shirts like that. Wonder if he looked in the mirror that morning before heading out on the course.
|5 days 19 hours ago||I would say you're probably right||
Hackett doesn't want to do this job for very long and wants to get back to the retirement he's earned. So the fact he is doing a great job now is moot. Bringing in someone permanent now makes a lot of sense. The choice of Manuel is interesting, but not completely surprising. You could argue there are other candidates that are more seasoned in higher profile jobs. But on the other hand, Manuel's graduating from U-M and playing here are big pluses. In the end, I'll defer to Hackett and Schlissel. If they think he's the best guy for the job, so be it.
|5 days 21 hours ago||Yeah, I agree that it's good to see||
a coach retire when he's at the top of his success instead of lingering on way too long and letting the program decline into the dumpster. I've never believed that past success and longevity should give someone a free ticket for holding the head coaching job for as long as they want - especially if they are clearly not doing as good of a job any more.
|5 days 23 hours ago||Wow, the young man has a great attitude||
He sounds like someone who has a great handle on his life and where' he's going. My favorite quote almost is "I steered away from social media". That's pretty rare for people his age and in high school where almost everyone is on Twitter and Facebook all the time. But a wise decision I'd say. I'm really excited about his prospects at Michigan.
|1 week 21 hours ago||Interesting||
There's definitely more to the Pipkins situation than what was written in the story or said by Pipkins himself. We may never know the whole story. But, if a player has not been able to see the field for most of 3 seasons due to injuries, football probably isn't in the cards for him. If that's the true situation, the coaches definitely made the right decision. And since there's no evidence to me that there was any other motivation for the decision, I'm going to side with the coaches.
|1 week 1 day ago||Really? A bust already?||
Let's just see what he does this fall before making any judgements. Especially judgements without very complete information.
|1 week 1 day ago||I'm not sure that you'll see ANY more||
information on this case come out, let alone "all the information". The only thing that would clear up the situation is detailed information about his medical condition from the team physicians. And that's considered personal and private data that will not be disclosed. And the coaches really can't say any more without disclosing this information either. Complete information is not always possible.
|1 week 1 day ago||As my father-in-law would say, "he looks like||
he needs a good barber." Seriously, though, I think the young man has a future in animal care of some kind, once his football career is over. I have to say, that wallaby is tremendously cute.
|1 week 2 days ago||That's hilarious||
There's a lot of people here who have never seen the real East German Olympic teams back in the day. That movie clip isn't so far from the truth.
|1 week 2 days ago||Agree completely||
This team has more than enough talent to win 9 or 10 games (minimum) this season. Also, the schedule is favorable. What is needed is the right coaching and leadership, which we now have.
|1 week 2 days ago||Hopefully, your 2nd post will||
be better. Time to go to bed.
|1 week 2 days ago||Awesome!||
Great news. Welcome to the Leaders and Best, Mr. Johnson!
|1 week 4 days ago||We stopped buying Jets a few years ago||
Too nasty - at least the one near us.
|1 week 4 days ago||For some reason that's what time all my||
dentist appointments end up at.
|1 week 4 days ago||I would say IF some of these controversial recruiting||
cases start popping up here, it will be Jim Hackett's first real test in dealing with a potentially difficult problem. At Stanford, the powers that be were probably willing to let things go without asking questions. But as others have pointed out here, Michigan's program is under a ton more scrutiny and the last thing that is needed after the last 7 years is more controversy. I'm hopeful that Coach Harbaugh is aware of all this and will not do anything to make the program look bad.
|1 week 5 days ago||You can actually see them in southern Michigan||
On rare occasion. However, they appear pretty dull and faded out.
|1 week 5 days ago||Maybe now's a good time to take a break||
from following recruiting. Dumping profanity on 17 year old kids makes you and this site look bad.
|1 week 5 days ago||It seems from his original commitment that||
Battle did not finalize everything with his family and just announced his decision. So, after discussing it after the fact, they decided he had acted too quickly. Just surmising on my part here. Normally, I'd hope to see parents instilling in their kid some responsibility that makes them understand their word can have a big impact on others. Obviously there can be mitigating circumstances (like a coaching change for example) that could force them to back out. But it could be that Tyus, being only 17, made a rash decision and he now wants to make absolutely sure it's the right one. My best hope now is that he will stick with his original decision. The dad's comments leave it pretty open, so there's that.
|1 week 6 days ago||Thanks for posting||
I heard the show too this a.m. and it also sounded like we shouldn't give up hope on Battle yet. Sam had very positive things to say about Cumberland too. Until someone can speak with either Battle or his Dad, it's very hard to say where things stand. I just hope things are resolved fairly soon so Michigan knows where they stand with the 2016 class.
|1 week 6 days ago||Yup, we have one less than a mile from our house||
here in the Ann Arbor area. I remember the tornado a few years ago that did a bunch of damage in the Dexter area. We saw the funnel cloud pass over our neighborhood after the tornado had lifted back into the clouds. I remember how black the sky got. Hope that doesn't happen again today.
|1 week 6 days ago||Absolutely||
This blog would be a goldmine of information about fan sentiment, demographics, preferences, etc. and it's free for them to access it. They'd be fools not to be reading this blog every day. All the discussions on the Nike vs. Adidas Vs. UnderArmour (for example) would be hugely valuable the the AD.
|1 week 6 days ago||Of all the players in this class, Higdon may be the one||
I am most excited about. A real smart kid who works really hard, plus has skill as a RB. I don't know how soon we'll see him getting playing time. But, he's going to really make an impactj for MIchigan during his career.
|1 week 6 days ago||When we were picking out a family dog||
years ago, after the research, we came down to either a Bernese Mountain dog or a Golden Retriever. We ended up going the rescue Golden route. But, I'm sure the Bernese would have been great too.
|2 weeks 4 hours ago||Happy Father's Day!||
I lost my Dad in 1995. But I'll be having father-in-law over and griiling some steaks. He's become my de facto Dad now.
|2 weeks 4 hours ago||Agreed||
Binder Park may be the best small city zoo in the U.S. A real gem in the state of Michigan.