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|1 day 3 hours ago||I'm not going over there, but||
I'm not going over there, but it's pretty amazing that RCMB has a thread on this. Their obsession with us is adorable.
|1 day 22 hours ago||For fuck's sake, it was||
For fuck's sake, it was probably the biggest question coming out of this game, on the minds of many of us. I came just to confirm that he's okay, and I appreciate not having to dig through a bunch of other threads to find an answer. Not surprisingly at all, there's information in this thread that basically answers the question.
|2 days 21 hours ago||dumb||
|3 days 2 hours ago||I generally agree, but||
I generally agree, but remember that these are 16/17-year-old kids, many of whom have hardly left their hometown, and it can be scary to move across the country for college. The best move in most cases is probably to suck it up and deal with the distance, but it's not like homesickness isn't a real thing that damages some kids' college experiences.
Plus, on the mom side, it has to be hard to see your baby leave home for an entirely different state, especially if you don't have the resources to visit him or have him visit you often.
Again, the rational thing is probably just to get over this stuff, but people are human and we're talking about kids and parents making a huge decision at an emotionally heavy time in their lives.
|3 days 3 hours ago||It's two things for my||
It's two things for my family.
First is tailgating... early. We bring balls, games, TV, and enough food for about 15 meals with a group twice our size. Basically, we bring anything that seems like it could contribute to a fun, exciting pre-game.
Second is human sacrifice. We find one neighbor or friend before every home Saturday and kill him as an offering to the football gods. I wouldn't do that to my kids, obviously, but at this point none of us could imagine a home game without it.
|3 days 14 hours ago||That's amazing. I just||
That's amazing. I just watched that about a dozen times, with actual Hoke press conference video in between. Hoke's voice gets a little higher when he's answering questions. Pretty damn spot on.
|3 days 21 hours ago||Classy and mature, as always,||
Classy and mature, as always, Mr. Yost. I hope you'll continue posting here long past your 14th birthday.
|3 days 22 hours ago||To be fair, we're talking a||
To be fair, we're talking a few decades ago, and it was tough to defend the Run & Shoot.
|3 days 22 hours ago||Well, you seem to know the||
Well, you seem to know the details - somehow - better than just about everyone else right now, since you're so certain about how the blame should be distributed. Please share.
|3 days 22 hours ago||I don't think that tells us||
I don't think that tells us much. Current players can't really say, "Yeah, coach is a racist" unless they're up dealing with the aftermath of that. If no one said anything I think that would be a pretty clear sign that Sarkisian has issues, but I'm not sure that we can learn much from players defending him. Former players defending him might tell us a little more.
Hopefully Brown will share some details. If something really nasty happened, it's probably in his best interest to do so, since people will be skeptical otherwise.
|3 days 23 hours ago||I think we need to see the||
I think we need to see the details to know (i.e., see who's in the wrong). The range of possibilities is "no impact on anyone" to "all guys who don't want to play for a racist." The latter group is probably just about all guys.
|3 days 23 hours ago||On top of these other two||
On top of these other two stories, Pat Haden has been in the hospital a couple of times this week. Hopefully that's nothing serious. Best case scenario is that he's being hospitalized for regret about being a Trojan.
|3 days 23 hours ago||I love that man right up to||
I love that man right up to the line where it's weird to love a man you've never met that much. Maybe a little past that line, in fact.
|4 days 2 hours ago||lol||
My head went in the other direction. I'd be a little creeped out by the guy who jumped up and say, "Okay, coach, I'll lead. Let's get this done."
|4 days 4 hours ago||There's a sophomore WR in||
There's a sophomore WR in East St. Louis named Jeff Thomas who already has a Michigan offer. He seems like he'll be a big-time prospect, with offers already from Michigan, OSU, Florida State, Texas A&M, MSU, etc. He's one of the only offers we have out to kids in the 2017 class. 247 has him as the #20 prospect in his class in their way-too-early rankings.
|5 days 5 hours ago||Wait, it's disingenuous for||
Wait, it's disingenuous for me to call a bunch of guys who haven't even started their freshman and sophomore seasons freshmen and sophomores, yet you feel comfortable asserting that "these are juniors"? No, they're not. They're freshmen and sophomores. Redshirts exist and they exist for a reason. In fact, a large part of that reason is so that high school offensive linemen can develop their bodies so that they don't get murdered on a football field in their first few months in college.
Collectively, these guys have 32 years of eligibility at Michigan. They've used 4 of them. It's much, much too early to call these kids busts.
|5 days 7 hours ago||I'm confused. 1. This story||
1. This story isn't about academic fraud. It's about hazing.
2. Who's acting like academic fraud doesn't happen everywhere?
3. Saying that academic fraud happens everywhere like saying that all people do an occasional bad thing. Okay, fine, but that doesn't mean that we can't get upset if someone does something really bad.
|5 days 17 hours ago||The classes of the guys he||
The classes of the guys he listed (for the upcoming season):
They're offensive linemen, who take longer to develop than probably anyone else on a college football roster. In normal times, we aren't even thinking about these guys for another year or two. How about we at least let them play their freshman or sophomore seasons before we start calling them busts?
|5 days 17 hours ago||Or "Please Delete."||
Or "Please Delete."
|5 days 17 hours ago||The Lions actually have a||
The Lions actually have a pretty damn good OL right now.
|5 days 17 hours ago||My sense is that it will be||
My sense is that it will be very difficult to identify a traditional two-deep this year. Instead, I think we'll be better off guessing what happens under individual scenarios (e.g., if Magnuson goes down, then ___; if Kalis struggles, then ___). For example, if you're right about the starting five for ND, then I'd bet that Cole is the first guy off the bench if any one of those guys gets hurt. That's not to say that Cole would be second on the depth chart at each position but rather that the coaches would reshuffle in a way that put Cole at LT and moved the other guys around accordingly.
|5 days 17 hours ago||I read that as breakfast is||
I read that as breakfast is early in the day, so he couldn't even get his day rolling without the misfortune of injury. I could be wrong, but I don't see any jokes there about weight or laziness.
|5 days 19 hours ago||For me, the most mysterious,||
For me, the most mysterious, hard-to-reconcile thing about Michigan football right now is how our offensive line could have look so horribly, horribly coached (e.g., from here, "They didn't do a good job communicating or combo-blocking"), yet the then-Pittsburgh Steelers' offensive line coach sent his son to play for Darrell Funk. Sean Kugler knows way more than any of us about coaching linemen, so I'm hoping that Funk's really a good coach and that last year's mess was just a product of having so little experience on the interior or bad chemistry or distractions or something else that could plausibly be fixed pretty quickly. The alternative - that Funk is in way over his head (even if some of those other problems were there, too) - is scarier to me.
|5 days 23 hours ago||"I would do it again for||
"I would do it again for whatever kid it was, it did not have to be my nephew."
|6 days 28 min ago||I hear that often from my||
I hear that often from my girlfriend.
|6 days 59 min ago||(No subject)||
I like the idea of the thread, though.
|6 days 7 hours ago||It's time for you to||
It's time for you to know.
There's only one guy other than you here, rob, and that's me. I'm everyone. It's just you and me, rob. It's always been just you and me.
|6 days 13 hours ago||Isn't that just Brown Bear||
Isn't that just Brown Bear noting the tagline that was already there? I think that's the only way to explain the "I saw that too" response.
|6 days 13 hours ago||Funny you say that. I looked||
Funny you say that. I looked at my own avatar and saw some resemblance. Similar moustache, soul-piercing eyes, mysteriously difficult-to-see nose, facial expression, etc. It's interesting to see what I'd look like naked, colored in, and without my monocle.
|6 days 15 hours ago||There is, and will always be,||
There is, and will always be, only one correct answer to this question.