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|11 hours 9 min ago||No, that's not what I||
No, that's not what I said.
"On a 1-10 scale, Speight was going to fall somewhere between a 4 and 7 going into this year."
It's hard to me to believe that Speight, right at this moment, is at the level of a 2006 Chad Henne (an 8), 2013 AJ McCarron (a 9), or 2011 Andrew Luck (a 10).
|11 hours 23 min ago||Even before hearing that||
Even before hearing that umbig11 has knowledge/access, I got a kick out of his posts. That's partly because I think he upvotes all of his posts right after he makes them. And that's partly because of his enthusiasm, optimism, and use of exclamation points. I remember thinking that if Harbaugh posts here, that's the most likely account.
|11 hours 37 min ago||I think Speight is probably||
I think Speight is probably much better than we remember him, and I totally trust that Harbaugh & Fisch made the right choice, but I'm still a little disappointed that O'Korn didn't win the job. Here's how I see it:
On a 1-10 scale, Speight was going to fall somewhere between a 4 and 7 going into this year. O'Korn could have been anything from 2 to 10. Last year's buzz on O'Korn made me think he was already a 7 or 8, with room to grow. Now it looks like Speight might have hit the upper end of his range (7), but we missed on what seemed like a real possibility to have an 8 or 9 there.
|12 hours 34 min ago||Does that mean that OSU||
Does that mean that OSU reorganized the org chart and put football coach below university president after Gee and Tressel left?
|1 day 2 hours ago||Can we account for Chris||
Can we account for Chris Evans' whereabouts that day? Maybe he took the Tonya Harding approach to moving up a depth chart.
|2 days 5 hours ago||I'd love to see a college||
I'd love to see a college program hire him soon (as a head coach) to give him some college experience, let us see how he does, and potentially make him a viable Michigan head coach at some point. Definitely one of my all-time favorite Wolverines.
|4 days 23 hours ago||I never have a problem with||
I never have a problem with people standing at Michigan Stadium, unless they're really being dicks about it. A parallel thing that pisses me off, though, is people thinking they're entitled to sing every damn lyric at a concert because they paid for a ticket.
|4 days 23 hours ago||I wish there were a better||
I wish there were a better way to coordinate this. There are people who legitimately can't or shouldn't stand for long periods of time, and it's shitty for them to have to choose between not being able to see, asking others to sit, or skipping the games altogether. At the same time, it's shitty for fans who want to stand to have to sit - or get guilt trips for standing - because some people in their sections can't or don't want to join them.
At this point it seems like we should have informally designated some sections as "sit" sections and the rest as fair game for standing whenever. (Those informal designations don't exist, do they?)
|6 days 11 hours ago||After the 2016 recruiting||
After the 2016 recruiting cycle, I promised myself that I wouldn't get invested one way or the other with a Harbaugh recruiting class until a few weeks before signing day. Harbaugh just approaches this differently than Hoke did. I get the impression that "offer" and "commitment" aren't as meaningful to him as they were to Hoke, and the big moments/decisions for Harbaugh are whether to fax an LOI to a recruit and whether the recruit faxes it back.
I'm still expecting a ton of changes to our 2017 commitment list before February.
|1 week 11 hours ago||FFS, the act is really||
FFS, the act is really childish. Most (though definitely not all) people on MGoBlog are welcoming of non-antagonistic fans of rivals. Just be one of those. Openly.
|1 week 11 hours ago||OP, how long until you stop||
OP, how long until you stop pretending to be a Michigan fan? OSU fans can be great to have on here... when they acknowledge they're OSU fans.
|1 week 2 days ago||De'Veon Smith. Everyone||
De'Veon Smith. Everyone knows he's the starter, but the certainty about that from Harbaugh & co. makes me think the guy is ready to have a season that surprises a lot of people. On defense, it's Khaleke Hudson for me.
And it's not Isacc. It's Isssac.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Should we inform the OP he||
Should we inform the OP he doesn't get paid based on the number of hits his MGoBlog threads get?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Last night the guy broke a||
Last night the guy broke a record set in 152 BC. That's incredible.
And take that, Leonidas of Rhodes, you bastard.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Does he have Olympic rings||
Does he have Olympic rings and a Block M framing his package? If so, good choices.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Okay, I'll guess an Iowa||
Okay, I'll guess an Iowa coach (and probably Ferentz) on the "Who's the quarterback?" quote, because who else would refer to Rudock as Jake?
And I'll say Chris Ash on the second block quote, since Ash is the first person I'd go to for a quote if I were Rittenberg, he remembers the UM-OSU game well, and they have that adorable Rutgers-OSU alliance going on.
|3 weeks 22 hours ago||Hard to not like the Butt.||
Hard to not like the Butt.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Any idea what Beilein wants||
Any idea what Beilein wants from the last open scholarship in this class? If Cain wants in, is the scholarship still there for him?
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I could be wrong about this,||
I could be wrong about this, and someone should correct me if I am, but I think we have one spot left if the plan is still for this to be Donnal's last season at UM.
The scholarship limit is 13. I count 12 guys with a scholarship committed to them for 2017-18: MAAR, Robinson, Wagner, Wilson, Matthews, Simpson, Teske, Davis, Watson, Poole, Brooks, Livers. Donnal is eligible for 2017-18 but the plan is supposedly for him to finish his UM career this spring.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||An interesting, odd fact||
An interesting, odd fact about Beilein's recruiting... there has been basically no correlation between his recruits' ratings and their contributions to Michigan basketball. I grabbed the rating of every Beilein recruit at Michigan (at the time of their commitment, if possible) and then did my best to rate each guy based on how much he did / looks like he will do at Michigan. The correlation was very close to 0 (like <0.1). It's just very hard to know what his guys will do based on their ratings.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Before we get too far into||
Before we get too far into the SEES PHOTO, BITCHES ABOUT BEILEIN posts, it's worth putting some background information out there. He has offers from Boston College, Florida, Indiana, Northwestern, Stanford, St. John's, and a handful of others. Rivals has him as a 4-star SG (not in its top 100). 247Sports has him as a 4-star SG (#23 SG, #107 overall). It doesn't look like ESPN or Scout have gotten around to rating him yet.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I mean, I agree it's||
I mean, I agree it's unfortunate, but what does that have to do with Freddy Canteen and Brady Pallante?
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I actual lol'd at the||
I actual lol'd at the Harbaugh running-up-the-score URL. Thanks for that.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Leave now and drive 800 mph||
Leave now and drive 800 mph east until you get to Georgia?
Unless you aren't a real fan.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I agree. I was just thinking||
I agree. I was just thinking about how Lewis has reached that top group of favorites for me - with guys like Dhani Jones and Mike Hart - and this only solidifies that. He's a great leader who's smart, funny, and humble; a great player who outperforms his physical stature; and he's done all kinds of other endearing things like recruiting remarkably well for a current player, coming back for his senior season, and publicly embracing Harbaugh, Brown, and all things Michigan.
Jake Butt is another guy who is jumping into that group for me for very similar reasons.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||The best news here is the||
The best news here is the line about the offense's unpredictability. That makes me so damn happy.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||In my opinion, the 2 got a||
In my opinion, the 2 got a little worse, the A got a little better, nothing else changed all that much, and the end result is "Who gives a shit?"
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Looks like Nike owns the||
Looks like Nike owns the rights to the number zero. Take that, adidas.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I like the white pants||
I like the white pants because I think they draw attention to our helmet, which is the best part of our road uniforms.
This ranks up there with my most ridiculous posts ever on MGoBlog.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||In that case, let's hope 1997||
In that case, let's hope 1997 Charles Woodson doesn't tackle 2016 Drake Johnson in Michigan Stadium this year, or else it could turn into a full-fledged fashion competition.