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|32 weeks 2 days ago||Was a great place on the way home from class at night||
Frigid winter 1985, walked by there and could get beer and snacks, in time to catch the news and Three Stooges late night, at my rental house by Yost.
Loved the newspaper selection too. Always cool in those days occasionally buying an out of town paper and reading their big sports stories.
That any Thano's Lamplight (now gone) for deep dish Sicilian pizza and beer.
|32 weeks 3 days ago||Nice story - always loved Barwis||
Wish he was still around the program. He got washed away during the purge at the end of RR era.
|32 weeks 4 days ago||I like how Beilein mentions the losses by other B1G schools||
like OSU at home to PSU and Wisky at home to NW.
This guy has always been a great Xs and Os guy and has really done wonders with this team so far.
As for rankings, just hoping we get a good seed and another shot at Arizona.
|32 weeks 4 days ago||This team wins on the road||
While IU has certainly been a Chamber of Horrors for many past Michigan teams (still remember watching on TV the losses there in 75-76 (Benson tip in to force OT), 88-89 (Jay F-ing Edwards 3 pt), etc.), I expect us to show the poise we had at both Wisky and MSU.
Win or lose, 8-1 at the halfway point is way above I'd think this team would be after Mitch went out and we had 4 losses.
The one thing we always seem to run into there is foul trouble. Let's hope tomorrow is different.
|32 weeks 4 days ago||Stefan Humphries and Lawrence Ricks||
I'm an 1980's era UM ChE grad - Ricks was our star running back on the 1982 Big 10 champs and an Engineering and Computer Sciences major with a high GPA.
Stefan Humphries was on the Dean's List as a Mechanical Engineering grad and is now a doctor. He was an All American Guard in 1983.
|32 weeks 4 days ago||The key date to me...||
is when did Hoke ACTUALLY GET NOTIFIED that Gibbons was found in violation of the university policies.
Someone being investigated only INTERNALLY (i.e., not charged with a crime) by the school is not grounds IMO to suspend a player. Only when the investigation is final and the verdict reached is the time I think any discipline should be taken. I have a completely different opinion on this is someone is charged with a crime - then the facts and circumstances need to be considered.
If Hoke knew about Gibbons' situation before the Iowa game, then I'm pissed. But I don't think he had that info at that time (he may have known that an investigation was underway, but that's all) - simply because good lawyers know how to navigate and manage a crisis like this.
In spite of how crappy this appears to have been handled by the Athletic Dept, I expect that UM's lawyers are top-notch and were in control of all internal discussions and communications, including to Brandon and Hoke.
FWIW: I appreciate Seth's step-by-step analysis of this situation - even if Gibbons' is never brought up on charges, the guy will be hounded and haunted by this story for a while, and deservedly so.
|32 weeks 5 days ago||Hoke and Brandon's legal advice||
One thing you can be SURE about is that UM's Legal team has been involved in crafting any comments and decisions taken by the Department. I suspect Brandon has been more involved in these discussions as Hoke's boss, than Brady has been. There is NO WAY these guys having been getting coaching and clarification from the Legal team since at least November/December.
Fortunately I've never been involved in something this bad in my private sector career, but I recall at least one harassment accusation in our work area. Legal was involved all throughout, including telling people in leadership position what they could/could not share and when and how they could share it.
I must admit that I, at first, thought the Washtenaw watchdogs group was partly full of it when they publishing stuff a year or two ago, sounding like a lot of innuendos. Looks like they were more in the right than I thought. Sigh
|32 weeks 5 days ago||The Daily||
definitely has an agenda. It did back in the 1980's too. But I'm glad this story DID finally get out - an event did happen - and the TRUTH is better coming out in the long run, whether you believe Gibbons is fully guilty or not.
|32 weeks 5 days ago||Re: Michigan Daily: one has to wonder...||
just whom they obtained the copies of the letter from.
They said that it didn't come from the University (which, to mean, means formally released by the school).
Does the victim get a copy of this form too as evidence (I hope she would as proof of the explusion!)?
Did someone near/around the fax machine copy surrepticiously [I've been looking for a time to use that word this week :>)] get a copy and leak it out?
I don't blame Hoke for not taking action when he arrived in 2011 (at that time, to the best of our knowledge it was a closed case)...but either he got and took bad advice from someone OR dumbed down was he was supposed to say when the November 20th decision was made. It'll come out soon enough.
|32 weeks 5 days ago||Some questions about the OSCR process still unanswered||
and maybe we'll never know the proess well enough to know Gibbons' rights under this set of rules.
But did Gibbons' meet with (or was he given the offer to meet with) the OSCR investigating body BEFORE the November 20th conclusion?
His only REPORTED meeting was in early December. Was this a meeting to challenge the charges or was this a meeting where he could either accept or appeal?
My main complaint about Hoke were IF he knew about the November 20th meeting/decision, why did he play Gibbons at Iowa?
As for the "family issue" thing - "personal issue" would have been better but the fact was Gibbons wasn't going to play anyway.
Based on the police report I read...while the woman decided to NOT bring legal cahrges against Gibbons, it looks like she could have had this go to trial and maybe won.
|35 weeks 5 days ago||JB still won NIT title when players knew he was leaving||
2007 team won NIT title, even though anyone with IQ above 50 knew JB was headed to UM.
THIS GUY CAN C0ACH!
|35 weeks 5 days ago||Nothing is WORSE than Drew Sharp||
Terry can try all he wants, but D.S. is the world's biggest A-Hole WRT to Michigan sports.
|36 weeks 1 day ago||No, but 9 win season is possible||
ND is going to want to nail us since they don't have to play us again (and the chicken dance will go down along with the sky-painting over Spartan Stadium as dumb moments from 2013).
MSU and OSU own us and are playing at home.
This means we must win EVERY home game - not a given anymore - and win at Rutgers (likely) and NW (50/50).
I'm more of the impression that we will win either 10 games (pull off a road upset) OR roll out another 7 win season, with 3-4 road losses, and 1-2 home losses. One gives Hoke a bit of breathing room, the other should lead to his exit.
|36 weeks 1 day ago||Supposedly Petrino is in the mix||
Which makes one wonder WHY Louisville would want a guy who's already left once.
Hopefully Narduzzi is interviewed and impresses UL officials - where they see another Charlie Strong. Anything to get Pat out of our hair.
|36 weeks 3 days ago||Feeling better and better||
Beilein's track record of teams playing better as the season rolls on continues.
We may not have the awesome talent of last year, but still see us winning at least one in the NCAA and continuing to assemble talented, smart-coached teams.
Morgan+Horford is not the same as a healthy Mitch, but they are doing better than what we had here 3-4 years ago.
|36 weeks 3 days ago||Good job by Texas - now time for Narduzzi to get out of town||
Hopefully, Louisville does the right thing and takes Pat off our schedule forever more. This is a good job for him with ACC conference ties and a place he might be able to school his craft for some years.
I still see him back at MSU someday when MD retires.
|36 weeks 4 days ago||Payback for end of 2006 season||
We went 11-0 and then lost the final 2. Killed the good vibes of what felt like 1997 all over again.
Of course, after the 1st loss (3 pts on the road at Ohio), none other than URBAN MEYER lobbies his team to the title game over Michigan.
Now 7 years later, Ohio gets to feel a bit like Michigan 2006.
It's how you FINISH, Saint Urban!
|36 weeks 5 days ago||Texas 2013 = Michigan 2007||
I'm chuckling at the coaching search. They made the same assumption we did about being a job people would kill for.
I expect that someone who is a good name but NOT currently on their (public) list will be getting co ntacted in two weeks if Strong or Franklin say no.
The guy who replaces Mack is going to feel like RichRod did in 2008.
|36 weeks 5 days ago||Interesting that Schiano isn't on PSU's list||
Coached there under JoePa and was a hot name just a few years ago.
I guess his got exposed as a dick as TB coach. Who has their guys rush in at the end of victory formation snaps?
|36 weeks 5 days ago||BOB's two year run helped the next guy||
The next guy won't live under the "he's the guy who replaced JoePa" pressure. I do think PSU will be willing now to get a JoePa guy, Golden and Munchak make the most sense.
BOB left a pretty good record, given the transfers (not that many, but some key guys like Redd), scholarships, and general crap he had to deal with.
The next guy will likely get a break from the NCAA (perhaps the bowl ban is lifted, after next season, so the team can go bowling in '15 season).
I know some PSU grads and also people in PA. They think they got screwed by the NCAA and shouldn't have accepted the big penalty they got, hence the lawsuits led by the Governor (former AG).
Forget Pittsburgh, Penn. is as consumed with PSU football as Ohio is with Bucknuts.
|36 weeks 5 days ago||USF had a lot of problems||
The game vs. MSU was butal to watch for both teams. Hopefully, the guy gets on the EMU staff or somewhere in the Midwest.
|36 weeks 5 days ago||2013 ending - could have used Gallagher and his Sledge-o-Matic||
Would have liked a series of watermelons, one for each disappointment (including a watermelon each for the Akron and UConn games), lined up in the Big House and Gallagher smashing one after another with a Sledge-o-Matic. That's had frustrating it was to be a fan of anything (but hoops) this past year.
|36 weeks 5 days ago||Beilein 4 and 2 vs. Izzo (last 6)||
We constantly haer about Dantonio being 5-1 in last 6 vs. Michigan.
I'd say national POY in Burke and Final Four is pretty cool.
|36 weeks 6 days ago||3-star guy coming out of HS and end of RR era||
He was HS senior in 2010, when we were in flux over whether RR was staying or going. Plus, RR wanted smurfs like Gallon and Dileo more than the bigger guys.
He committed to PSU in November 2010, before we could do much to get him. Best other offer from Minnesota.
Also, Bolden (former PSU QB) HS teammate.
A good example of being coached up - but hey Gallon wasn't highly recruited either.
|36 weeks 6 days ago||Been coaching since 1984 at UM||
I was in school, actually living across the street from Yost at the time, during his 1st season. Remember thinking that he was a great guy but UM hockey had been down (both in performance and from a memorable hazing) and wasn't sure if this was a "Michigan" hire that would work out.
Went to a game that 1st season with Sparty friends during a fricking snowstorm, when we got smoked at home by MSU, which was elite team at the time
Just amazed and damn proud of what this guy has done!
|36 weeks 6 days ago||Three guys who hopefully get some PT||
McCray at OLB
Poggi and Hurst in middle of line, especially if Pipkins isn't back 100%
p.s. The chick in the Countess photo with the big M on her chest ought to be in the starting line-up somewhere. Can't waste that kind of talent!
|36 weeks 6 days ago||Another thought||
Our last quality D-Line was 2011, especially with Martin and RVB in the middle.
When those guys finished playing, where did they go to get ready for the NFL?
They went to Barwis, who had a business in nearby Plymouth. These guys had Brady's S&C coach for one year and probably could have relied on him for free, and went to Barwis instead.
MSU clearly has someone working with their D-Line to get off blocks and push back.
For all the talk of Funk and Big Al, our S&C coach is getting off the hook too easily.
|36 weeks 6 days ago||MSU's DL and LBs||
MSU is getting the reputation of being another Linebacker U, because their guys (LBs) are always in the action and tackles.
What I think is most impressive is that MSU's D-Line and coaching has learned the techniques to be able to stuff the run, get into the backfield, and CONTAIN the QB as well. This is all about STRENGTH and TECHNIQUE (S&T). Talent helps but only when it has the S&T behind it.
Comparing the Michigan D-Line from the KSU game to what I saw yesterday from MSU - our D-Line conveniently picked the wrong gap or got sealed off. Once MSU got over a shaky 1st quarter, Narduzzi's boys adjusted and stopped Stanford.
MSU's D last night reminded me of Michigan 1997, only Dennard is obviously not Woodson but still good enough.
|37 weeks 12 hours ago||Great record vs. Top 10 teams||
I used to get frustrated when we played "good" teams and Lloyd would lose some match-ups vs. higher ranked Michigan, but his record vs. Top 10 teams was amazing, even with some losses to Tressel factored in.
The 1997 season was incredible. I was at three nailbiter games that year (home wins vs. ND, Iowa, and Ohio).
|37 weeks 1 day ago||Now we know why TAMU wanted Narduzzi||
TAMU should have offered him a million. They offered a lot of dough but not really more than Mattison is making.
Narduzzi could fix TAMU's D.