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|1 day 6 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.
|2 days 6 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.
|2 days 7 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.
|3 days 23 hours 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.
|1 week 4 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?
|1 week 5 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.
|1 week 5 days ago||Does he have Olympic rings||
Does he have Olympic rings and a Block M framing his package? If so, good choices.
|1 week 5 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.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Hard to not like the Butt.||
Hard to not like the Butt.
|2 weeks 2 days 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?
|2 weeks 3 days 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.
|2 weeks 3 days 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.
|2 weeks 3 days 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.
|2 weeks 3 days 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?
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I actual lol'd at the||
I actual lol'd at the Harbaugh running-up-the-score URL. Thanks for that.
|3 weeks 2 days 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.
|3 weeks 3 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.
|3 weeks 5 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.
|3 weeks 5 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?"
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Looks like Nike owns the||
Looks like Nike owns the rights to the number zero. Take that, adidas.
|3 weeks 5 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.
|3 weeks 5 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.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||The choice of "NBA Bulls"||
The choice of "NBA Bulls" font was obviously not a coincidence with the transition to the Jumpman uniforms. That's the font from Jordan's old uniforms.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Okay, I'll suggest a||
Okay, I'll suggest a possibility, not because I have any idea if this happened, but because you don't either and I'm finding the presumption of guilt unfair. Have you ever driven at night in a car with a sleeping passenger? It can be hard to stay awake. I've had to wake up my girlfriend while she was asleep in the passenger seat because I was struggling to stay awake and focused without any kind of stimulation - and with the sounds of a sleeping person six inches away.
Is that what happened? I have no idea. But it's definitely possible, and if anyone in the Michigan football community has earned the benefit of the doubt from us with this kind of thing, it's Denard.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I was sincerely excited to||
I was sincerely excited to see the "Tyrone Butterfield tribute" video.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||A similar thing happened to a||
A similar thing happened to a friend of mine (as he was driving). Honestly, I find it unlikely that Denard, who has always seemed squeaky clean, would get a huge break from this cop and then be upset about the police report that came out later. Denard has earned the benefit of the doubt on this from me.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Interesting thought. I think||
Interesting thought. I think I feel differently. One of the reasons I prefer football to other sports is that coaching and strategy matter. I like the chess match side to football and miss it in hockey, basketball, etc.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||If I could make one change to||
If I could make one change to college football, this is it. If I could make one change to NFL football, I'd have the clock stop on first downs inside the 2:00 mark of the 2nd and 4th quarters. Those clock stoppages add excitement, hope, and more interesting strategy to the ends of games.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Makes sense to me, especially||
Makes sense to me, especially #1. We also need to start resolving three-way regular season conference championship ties with a single game on a triangular field with one ball in which teams compete simultaneously against one another. That's probably too obvious for your list but worth mentioning anyway.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||The tragedy of Brady Hoke is||
The tragedy of Brady Hoke is that he's too decent a man to be a decent Michigan head coach.