"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
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- Let the legal system play out. I believe Fitz had a 0.12 BAC. If his record is clean that'll get reduced down to an impaired driving - NOT the same as his current charge. This would translate into a more lenient sentence and long-term implications.
- Probably most importantly, a drinking problem should be assessed. If Fitz has a legitimate problem with alcohol, this needs to be addressed immediately. Or, if he had a night out with his buddies and made a stupid decision, this should also be addressed under its own consideration. But know that those are 2 very different reasons with very different short and long-term implications.
- Lastly, I GUARANTEE that whatever punishment the a2 legal system gives Fitz, the punishment that Hoke delivers will be far more severe. If he has a clean record, he'll get a slap on the wrist. But that won't mean that Hoke won't punish him severely. Hoke can decide to play Fitz for 'Bama but still make him run everyday at 6, carry the bags, check grades, etc.
|46 weeks 6 days ago||should be toilet paper||
should be toilet paper
|3 years 11 weeks ago||I fully agree about AFA after||
I fully agree about AFA after Bama. That's an awful 1-2 punch.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||After 2 games it's still||
After 2 games it's still difficult to have a good idea of what our team is, especially our defense. With Bama, they're stacked and could probably do the same thing they did to us to just about any other team in the country except for teams like USC or LSU.
And today, with AFA, we got a better idea of our offense and we were reminded just how awesome Denard can be. But, with our defense, do we still know them any better? The triple option is rare and we won't see another offense like that all year (or like Bama).
Anyway, that's interesting about the Navy-Ohio game. Ultimately, it's still way too early to get all worked up about this team cause we still don't have a good clue how good they are.
|3 years 12 weeks ago||People are wired differently.||
People are wired differently. In my case, I eat the same breakfast and lunch everyday, workout at the same time, have a routine at work, etc., similar to what is described for Saban. Yeah, my days are almost always planned out but here's the thing, it works for me and it definitely has worked for Saban. Whatever works, man. Everyone is different.
|3 years 12 weeks ago||That's a huge bummer. Get||
That's a huge bummer. Get well soon, Blake. Any update on Taylor?
|3 years 13 weeks ago||damnit... that catch was||
damnit... that catch was sweet, damnit.
|3 years 13 weeks ago||damnit boise...||
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Great question! I just moved||
Great question! I just moved back to a2 recently and it's the first time that I've lived here as a professional and this has ever been an issue. Though I grew up here in a2 and then went to UofM, I never really watched mich games at any bars.
Anyway, I was just having this same conversation with a few friends who also moved back. None of us want to be on South U (I loved my days in college but I don't need that anymore) and Main St doesn't have any places w/ a good atmosphere for gamedays. The 'sports bars' include bdubs which should be burnt to the ground. That really only leaves the Arena which isn't ideal, and Frasers, which I love, but I can only hang out w/ my dad's friends so much. I might have to start an actual sports bar here. Anyone want in?
|3 years 13 weeks ago||Hey Herm, until you come to||
Hey Herm, until you come to terms with the fact that you cannot control other people and their actions, you'll never find any serenity in this world. Take care of #1 and don't waste your time concerned with other people's affairs.
|3 years 14 weeks ago||Goal! Great start!||
Goal! Great start!
|3 years 15 weeks ago||whatever||
|3 years 15 weeks ago||IMO, formations are overrated||
IMO, formations are overrated in soccer. Their main purpose is to give the fans an idea of where the players start off on the field when the whistle blows. In the modern game, the top players are basically capable of playing wherever. For instance, though it was once unusual to see attacking fullbacks like a Roberto Carlos, it is now basically required. Centerbacks are now being asked to begin the attack. Guys on the wing aren't relegated to that wing; they're instead expected to come inside, rotate w/ the other wing, etc.
And, I wouldn't worry about Kagawa. It's his 1st season in the Prem and he's still young. Unless he blows everyone away, nobody is really expecting him to start, or even play, every game.
|3 years 15 weeks ago||It certainly isn't good news||
It certainly isn't good news for Hernandez and definitely not for Berbatov (see ya!). But, even if RVP wasn't on the squad, Hernandez would still be the 3rd option at best. It seems like he's one of those rare players whose strength is coming off the bench and providing new life to the game. Anyway, you're dead on about RVP. Whereas Welbeck is definitely a natural striker, RVP and Rooney can basically rotate fluidly throughout the game wherever they want.
|3 years 15 weeks ago||As a lifelong United fan, I'm||
As a lifelong United fan, I'm pumped to see this. Not only because RVP is a great player, but also because we haven't made this type of quality (and proven) purchase in years. I do feel for Arsenal b/c they've been selling all of their best players in recent years.
Back to United. Having Welbeck and RVP up front w/ Rooney playing just below in a more creative attacking role will certainly make us a more dynamic team since it sort of solves our midfield woes and we won't have to rely on the often injured Anderson and aging Scholes. And that should allow free up someone like Carrick or Jones to take on their more natural defensive responsibilities. Anyway, I like this.
Now, if only we can get the Glazer's out of there...
|3 years 16 weeks ago||All UofM fans need to make||
All UofM fans need to make the trek down to Columbus at least once. You don't have to go more than that to understand. You don't have a true hatred for that school, even if you think you do now, until you actually go there for a game. Most other friends I've spoken to who have been there feel the same.
|3 years 17 weeks ago||Where's Jake Ryan?!?||
Where are Jake Ryan and Joe Bolden?!?
|3 years 18 weeks ago||Co-signed. It's immature and||
Co-signed. It's immature and disgusting. And not to mention, it reflects poorly on our fanbase and this blog.
|3 years 18 weeks ago||A couple of things... Let||
A couple of things...
I guess, what I'm getting at is that Fitz made a big mistake but this will hopefully be a learning experience. A lot of people have gotten DUIs, then recognized a problem and straightened up their act (not all of course) and this can definitely turn into a positive. I don't know if he should or shouldn't play against 'Bama but before we rush to judgement w/o having any facts about that night or his personal history, we really can't fairly assess what's going on.
|3 years 19 weeks ago||It doesn't appear that you're||
It doesn't appear that you're even a casual fan. This won't affect you.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||UofM is well represented at||
UofM is well represented at SpaceX. And it’s awesome to see friends and fellow grads contribute to this. Go Blue!
|3 years 38 weeks ago||Even though we all know the||
Even though we all know the outcome of this game, watching it has me really nervous. C'mon Denard...
|3 years 39 weeks ago||This is acttually a very||
This is acttually a very insightful movie. Usually if you decide to become vegetarian, the hardest part is by far and away the first few weeks. My advice for you is to do your homework prior and know how to prepare all types of veg meals because if you begin thinking that you can only eat apples and carrots you won't stand a chance. Buy a vegetarian recipee book!
Also, fyi, I noticed a huge difference in both the way I felt physically and mentally after adjusting my diet. It's funny (and frustrating) when I see my co-workers who constantly complain about feeling like crap or not having enough energy though they're drinking Dr. Pepper throughout the day, eating fast food at lunch, etc. It's simple, what you put into your body will directly result in the output you get from it.
|3 years 46 weeks ago||Does this annoy anyone else||
Does this annoy anyone else that this is 'Breaking News' on the ESPN bottom line? Everyday there is a new BREAKING NEWS story when just a few years ago, pre-twitter, it was just 'news'. Maybe it doesn't, but that breaking news shit from ESPN is getting old.
|3 years 46 weeks ago||So soon? It began so nicely||
So soon? It began so nicely not long ago back on 1/11/11...
|3 years 46 weeks ago||There's no reason to hate||
There's no reason to hate him. He's not in your face about his religious views. Everytime I see his religious views, it's of the media showing taped instances of Tebow speaking to people in prison, or helping out children in southeast Asia, etc. Sure, he thanks Jesus, but he never is telling the camera or directing the media to go to church.
I'm not a Tebow or Broncos fan, but I don't understand all the resentment. He's a good kid. He works hard, doesn't get into trouble, and is involved in the community. In my opinion, that makes him a great role model for a lot of young kids.
|3 years 46 weeks ago||Or... he wasn't going to||
Or... he wasn't going to play. Usually depth chart concerns create most transfers though publicly there will be another reason.
|3 years 47 weeks ago||LTT, come to Michigan! Great||
LTT, come to Michigan! Great school. Great football. Great tradition. And a ton of very, very successful alum. Go Blue!
|3 years 47 weeks ago||Although neither staff had a||
Although neither staff had a kicking coach, the RR staff basically neglected any coaching in the kicking game. I can say this because I was good friends with some of the guys on the team, and a few of those were the kickers. I forget the guys name, and older guy I believe and not a main coach, was selected to oversee the kickers and apparently he had no kicking experience and didn't know how to coach or advise anything in the kicking game.
Also, one thing I found very interesting was their thoughts about Barwis. Most of the guys under LC and RR, shared one common tie. They were loyal to LC, strongly disliked the RR staff (not so much RR himself), but truly loved Barwis. Not so with the kickers. Many of those guys weren't fans of Barwis because they thought he overworked them throughout the week, i.e., having them lift lower body hard leading up to the game and their main kicking muscles were often still sore and recovering on game days. Minor tidbit, but still interesting.
|3 years 47 weeks ago||You don't want us on that||
You don't want us on that list! It breaks down how much of the school's revenue is derived from football. Michigan, unlike LSU and Bama, isn't heavily reliant on funds from the f'ball program.
Edit: The above graphic can be misleading since the lower #'s are the more favorable #s. Bottom line, Michigan leads all the BCS schools in the amount of revenue the school brings in as a whole, from all areas, not just football. And, on top of of that, only ~1% of that entire revenue comes from football, meaning, we have a very diverse revenue base and our academics, R&D, etc., are not dependent on how well our football team performs.
|3 years 47 weeks ago||I don't think it's that||
I don't think it's that crazy. We have very little presence in the post right now. If J-Mo goes down, we're screwed. And, I like our squad, but I don't like our schedule. We have a brutal run over our entire B1G schedule. Hardaway hasn't been playing up to expectations and it's tough to rely on Burke for so much of our offense. He's very good, but he's still a freshman and he's learning.