True Blue Grit
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|12 hours 11 min ago||That sums it up pretty well||
It still doesn't change the fact that Ferentz is one of the most overpaid coaches in college football. The only thing that maybe keeps him from being at THE bottom of the list is that he seems to be able to turn middling recruits into pretty damned good players on a regular basis.
|16 hours 26 min ago||The best part is the guy on the||
other team apparently wasn't buying the faking dead act. He starts running toward him to knock his head off before the Ark. State guy even starts to get up. Hilarious.
|16 hours 32 min ago||IF the info. about Cole not doing what||
his coach told him to do and getting suspended for that IS true, that may explain the two unsportsmanlike penalties. He may have just been angry after the first quarter suspension and let it get the best of him. Hopefully the whole thing will be a valuable lesson for him and it won't ever happen again. I'm not worried about it. The kid's only 17.
|2 days 18 hours ago||In our section in the south endzone||
We definitely had a lot more empty seats than normal. The 4 people who normally sit in front of us didn't show. The two to the left of us did not either. And there were a bunch behind us who did not come. Personally, I doubt the attendance figure.
|3 days 6 hours ago||Can someone please explain to me how the hell||
we got a delay of game at that point? I was at the game, so I apologize if there was some network broadcast explanation. But, Michigan didn't take that much time to get the play off after Miami called a timeout. WTF?
|3 days 6 hours ago||I agree completely that TO's will kill the seaon||
if they continue. It's been Michigan's biggest limitation IMO over the last few years.
|4 days 7 hours ago||I remember the good old days of the PSL||
When they used to crank out all kinds of great players in basketball and football. There were more than U-M and MSU could take actually. Not any more.
|4 days 16 hours ago||I'd say his ability to adapt his system and philosophy||
to his players and program. For a coach who's been in the profession as long as he has, it's amazing to see someone who can make big changes based on new circumstances.
Also, Coach B exudes class all the time and has an unwavering commitment to doing things the right way no matter what. Of all the time I've been a Michigan fan (a long time), I've never been prouder of a coach on the sidelines than I am of Coach Beilein. Complain however you want about Bill Martin, but Beilein was a grand slam home run hire.
|5 days 7 hours ago||Michigan seems ALL IN with Dozier||
I really, really want to see him at Michigan. But what if (God forbid) he goes elsewhere? Do we must bank the scholarship or do we target someone else?
|5 days 11 hours ago||Jaws was an interesting Bond villain||
in that he started out bad-ass and eventually became kind of like a comic-relief character (see Moonraker - maybe my least favorite of the whole Bond series). He was great in The Spy Who Loved Me. How many times did he try to kill Bond in that movie? Anyway, RIP Big Guy.
|5 days 16 hours ago||Ditto on the 80/20 beef||
I've also found that makes the best tasting burgers. In Ann Arbor here I've found the best ground beef at Arbor Farms. Grass fed too. That recipe looks awesome. Definitely will need to try that out.
|6 days 8 hours ago||Please tell me you're joking||
First of all, Pepper is WAY, WAY too good to redshirt. Second, Hoke has said nothing to indicate the severity of Pepper's injury situation one way or the other, right? So, only 2 games into the season, isn't it a little premature to even suggest Peppers may redshirt? Third, Peppers played in the first game quite a bit. On what basis would he be able to get a redshirt?
|1 week 15 hours ago||Yes please||
I want all those guys at Michigan - plus Thornton. Then we have all the pieces for a future monster Final Four team. I think Beilein has the right philosophy in filling his roster with a combination of under-the-radar and role players plus cornerstone (an another poster calls them) guys with known physical and ball skills now. All the guys mentioned in the OP are cornerstone players.
|1 week 16 hours ago||The only way I can be optimistic about||
the rest of the season is if Nussmeier can somehow straighten out Devin Gardner so he doesn't keep falling apart in big games (or even semi-big games for that matter). The rest of our season depends on it. The defense will come around I think. The OL is definitely better than last year and protection wasn't completely awful. But Devin G seems to do best if he can start out good and then fall into a rhythm of some sort. He has done that in the past and we usually do well when he does. Last year's ND and OSU games are good examples. The reason we lost the latter was our defense couldn't stop Ohio's running game at all. But Saturday's game is a good example of how he had a poor start, got very frustrated and flustered, and couldn't recover from it. He then starts forcing things and making bad decisions. That one play where he runs all over trying to find an open receiver, fails, then decides to run too late and fumbles the ball away was just ridiculous. 5th year seniors should NOT be making plays like that. He either needs to run earlier when he had an open field, throw the ball away, or make a pass play (believe Chesson was open on that one).
We'll see in the next few weeks if Coach Nuss can work some magic with Devin. I really hope so.
|1 week 1 day ago||Great to hear you've found what's causing||
the CFS-like symptoms. My daughter has a gluten allergy too and is constantly complaining about being tired as well. She hasn't completely eliminated the glutens which may be why the fatigue persists. But living in Ann Arbor, I know there are a lot of gluten-free food choices in the many grocery stores, as I'm sure you already know. And more seem to be showing up all the time. I've found some of the gluten-free foods to be good and others inedible. Rice bread in particular seems like eating sawdust. Like most habits, once you get used to the gluten-free diet, it will be easy to keep it up as a permanent diet.
|1 week 1 day ago||Exactly right||
Too many people are just flying off the handle after reading Hoke's comment without knowing the context in which he made it. Nothing we've seen so far from Hoke since he's been here point toward someone who is not responsible or blames others for his own mistakes. Even though there are reasons to doubt the quality of the coaching job Hoke is doing, I see not justification for taking shots at his character.
|1 week 1 day ago||Where in Hoke's comments is he NOT||
taking accountability for what happened? All I read from what he said is he is responding to the shitty fans who are bashing the players and not supporting them. In that context, he's simply defending his players. Yes, he didn't come out and flat out say this loss was 100% my fault. Either way though, he doesn't owe any of us fans an explanation. He only owes his boss one.
|1 week 1 day ago||Not going to happen||
1. Not going to happen
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5. Not going to happen
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9. Might happen if hell freezes over
10. Not going to happen
|1 week 1 day ago||You're absolutely right||
about all the constituent groups the HC has to schmooze and be nice too. Does anyone here honestly think Jim Harbaugh (not sure about his brother in this area though) would do well in that arena (diplomatically dealing with the press, donors, Regents, boosters, etc.)? He's arrogant and has a big mouth that he can't control. Granted he's a great coach. But, he has the wrong demeanor off the field for a Michigan head coach. In the pros he's pretty much insulated from all that. And in the end, no one really cares what the heck a pro coach says (within reason) as long as his team wins.
|1 week 2 days ago||Incorrect?||
Unproveable is more like it. Nothing you said can be verified by anyone other than maybe Brady Hoke himself. Complete conjecture and nothing more.
|1 week 2 days ago||I turned the game off and went to bed||
When it got to 28-0. I normally never do that, with that much time left. I think the Syracuse game in 1998 I turned it off before the half. At least we scored in that one and made it respectable. This game was a total disaster that will set us back on a number of fronts. God bless Devin Gardner, but he will never lead this team anywhere. He can't seem to read defenses, panics too often, and constantly makes poor decisions. And with an OL that can't run block consistently, it's time to break out more booze, because it's going to be a long season.
|1 week 4 days ago||Getting Cole completely||
made me forget about Campbell. With all the other guys we already have at WR, Michigan will do perfectly well without Campbell. Still, I wish him luck in the future.
|1 week 4 days ago||I could care less that it's going away,||
and I go back to being a fan in the 70's when the rivalry re-started. I think it was bigger in earlier years, whereas more common of late is Michigan giving them an ass-stomping. Add to that all the crap from ND in recent years (absurd coaching hires, academic scandals, and the dropping the series in a classless manner) and it's time for Michigan to move on. I'd rather start playing against programs that I respect more - like just about anyone else.
|1 week 4 days ago||So true||
But it probably has something to do with their huge market (audience) in Texas and the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
|1 week 5 days ago||Well, that's too bad||
I wasn't a fan of her personally, but there's no denying she had a big impact on TV comedy. She was definitely a trail-blazer for women comedians. There weren't many at all when she started. RIP Joan.
|1 week 5 days ago||Yeah, I can't imagine how much time||
coaches today have to spend on recruiting. It's a miracle they see their families at all. Recruiting today has become so ultra-competitive, that's what you have to do. I'd guess Bo and his assistants didn't have to spend nearly as much time sweet-talking each recruit compared to today. Also, on average, they didn't travel nearly as far very often either. Recruiting then was more regional for Michigan than it is today, where we're going to places like Florida, California, Utah, Georgia, and Texas much more.
|1 week 5 days ago||"Nuts" is a poor choice of words||
He was extremely passionate about Michigan and Michigan football, and also highly expressive about his feelings even on the air. He was clearly a Michigan homer, and by today's journalistic standards maybe he would not be a network's first choice. But nuts? No.
|1 week 5 days ago||I'm probably the only one on this blog with||
a Jerry Meter number 46 jersey from 1977 that I got at the sporting goods store on Main St. (may have been M-Den then, not sure). My friends and I were from the same high school where Jerry M starred (Andover in Bloomfield Hills), and we came up with this scheme as freshmen to get on national TV at the Texas A&M game by all wearing the special-order 46 jerseys and holding up a sign. Plan didn't work, but I still have the jersey to this day.
|1 week 6 days ago||You're a troll||
Please go to some other blog and be quick about it.
|1 week 6 days ago||I pray this is nothing serious||
and that Kyle is back with the team soon. He's a great young man from what I've read with a bright future. Whatever it is, let's all hope it's temporary and can be overcome. My wife and I wish him the very best.