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|1 week 3 days ago||The very best wishes to both of you||
No matter where you ended up fitting on the roster I'm sorry to see you leave. You had the opportunity to play Wolverines football. When I was at Michigan a guy on my hall battled for playing time and, while he got some, never was able to break out. He gave it his all as I suspect did you.
May you enjoy every future success, and I hope, look back on your time as a Wolverine as among the best times of your lives.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||I tended bar while going to Michigan||
Typically I would get out of work around 3:00am on Saturday morning (after a Friday that started with an 8:00 class). I never missed a kickoff, but I sometimes watched it while walking to my seat inside the stadium. After the game I usually had about 2 hours or less before I was back at the bar working again until 3:00am Sunday.
I appreciated the fact that my seat was waiting for me. Some students actually have to have real jobs to afford to their education. These come with real job responsibilities that preclude waiting in line early for GA seats.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||Congrats to the team!||
What a tour de force. My farvorite moments were when they'd turned the ball over 3 times at the beginning of the 2nd half. The commentators were busy spinning the VCU comeback, Then they just shut VCU down.
I don't wish to jinx them, but when one of the talking heads said this team could have beaten any NCAA team today, he was speaking the truth.
Should we root for NC or Kanses? It really doesn't matter. The stronger team will win tomorrow and then our guys just have to beat the winner.
All that aside, I have a question for the more knowledgeable among us. It seems to me that either VCU was seeded to high or Michigan was seeded to low. After all #4 should not beat #5 by 25 points. I'd like to think that Michigan was seeded to low. What do you folks think?
Whatever, go blue win the next one.
|24 weeks 4 days ago||We should leave ND in for the next 2 years at least||
Much as I despise ND we recruit against them. Both in the mid west and nationally. If we are interested in how Michigan recruiting measures up against key programs, we should continue to use ND as a measure.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||I'd take a rematch||
Of course for the reasons stated above it's highly unlikely. We should not be looking for a match up that favors us. We should be looking for the toughest competition available. Period. Play the best. Beat the best. Be the best. Hide from no one. Won loss records mean nothing if all you beat are baby seals. This is Michigan fergodssakes.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||Thanks for the heads up!||
Thanks for the heads up!
|28 weeks 1 day ago||My brother got his degree in 3.5 years||
and didn't play sports. It was a heck of a challenge. To get your degree three years while playing football is a very impressive achievement.
Good luck Ricardo.
|28 weeks 3 days ago||Borges's offense demands much more from the QB||
Than the offense that Bo and his staff ran. No comparison. Had Gutierrez not been hurt Henne would not have seen the field except in garbage time. When they started Henne the coaching staff stated that they had greatly "simplified" the offense. In Henne's 2nd season the coaches were able to return to the "full" offense. If Morris proves more effective in the Borges offense than Gardner, or Bellomy then he will start. Based on Borges's own comments on the learning curve for "any" QB in the first year I predict a red short for Shane.
|29 weeks 1 day ago||My prediction is that we'll see Denard Saturday||
That said, I can imagine a situation where he doesn't start. Minnesota isn't exactly a power house, and we could conceiveably beat them without Denard. So if Denard is at say 75%, I can imagine a strategy where they rely on the defense to win a close game with either Bellomy and/or Devin at QB. If that doesn't work then put Denard in long enough to get control and sit him again. Why expose him to risk while he's healing if it is not necessary.
|29 weeks 1 day ago||No but he gave his word||
and Michigan accepted it as binding and in return made a binding promise in exchange.
I hope he forgoes the OSU visit and stays. Guess we all get to wait and see.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||If you listen to the entire presser||
Borges makes the point that QBs are not hit in practice. They are the only position who are not hit in practice. So part of the adjustment that Bellomy had to make was to the intensity and getting hit. As Borges said Bellomy will get better as he plays more. Also it's pretty clear that Devin will be getting QB snaps this week, because the coaching staff has to view Denard as more fragile than prior to Saturday's game.
IMHO people should consider that the team does not have endless depth and as a result the coaching staff is forced to gamble. Sometimes the gambles pay off, sometimes they bite you.
Losing to Nebraska was tough. Unless they lose we no longer control our destiny. But that is yesterday, the only question on the table is how to move foward.
|30 weeks 45 min ago||That's not quite what he said||
Listen to it again. In essence Hoke is talking about a secondary level of play calling. They don't want the QB reacting to what he sees because they believe that the coaches are better judges of what the defense is going to do regardless of the look the defense gives the QB. Sort of meta-chess on a football field.
Also based on various comments by Borges, this was particularly true for the game against MSU. Brady's comment reflects that in general there are times in any game where this is true. However based on Borges's comments it was more the rule against MSU.
|30 weeks 2 days ago||The best two coordinators in the NCAA||
Assuming that both videos and transcripts are available I aways watch Borges first and Mattison second and then read the transcripts and comments in reverse order.
I get that Mattison has wide spread support here and Borges has mixed support. But both of these coaches get it. We have a microcosm of coaching here. We have two very skilled coordinators who are willing to lift the veil, at least somewhat, and show us how a top DC and a top OC think.
What an education. Part of this is because of the questions that get asked (good job Heiko), but most of this is their willingness to share.
Kudos to Hoke for hiring these guys and letting them share. I'm looking for an 8-0 conference season, Indy, and a shot at roses.
Man o man it feels good to have a coaching staff that gets it.
Go Blue - Beat Ohio - win it all
|30 weeks 2 days ago||We did not get out coached.||
While the game may not have been pretty and as armchair coaches we can find many things about which to complain, the simple fact is that Michigan won the game, remains undefeated in conference play, and still has total control over their championship and bowl prospects.
PERIOD. If that is getting out coached the opposition can out coach us every Saturday.
|30 weeks 6 days ago||Intensity will determine the winner||
Despite the four game streak, this game will never be as important to Michigan as it is to MSU. Losing to them is annoying, beating them is another usually tough step toward the Big Ten Championship. If they beat us it is the affirming game of their season, much as the Ohio game is for us. It has always been and will always be thus.
This is why Xs & Os and details of the matchup which show who "should" win don't really matter. We have more talent and, IMHO, better coaching, but this game rarely comes down to talent.
They are going to come into our house and try to "take it to us" again. Beating them is pretty straight forward. As Borges said, "You go out there with an attitude that you’re going to exceed their intensity and you don’t let people do that to you. It’s that simple. There’s no more to it than that."
Whomp the crap out of MSU tomorrow.
In August in my local pool I picked Michigan 28-21 that still works for me
|31 weeks 2 days ago||30 for the game changer -||
So 50 total in any given year. As for "rain maker" that refers to the guy in the firn that brings in the heavy money. That watch is for some law firm or other company to reward their top earner who they know is a Michigan fan/alum.
|31 weeks 2 days ago||So the "transcript" has a series of opening questions that||
are not on the video. Further the first question on the video about Fitz is paraphrased to the point that the actual question is lost and unless you've added another person to the MGo staff it was not asked by MGo which is not the impression given in the transcript.
Perhaps the repartee in the beginning of the transcript happened perhaps not, but the complete alteration of the first question about Fitz is inappropriate.
You guys are fond of saying that you aren't reporters. Fine. How are we to trust these transcripts when you play so loose with the video we can see?
At this point I have no reason to believe that any of the off video exchanges with Borges happen. If you have audio to support it you should consider putting it up here.
|33 weeks 2 days ago||That would allow the opposing team to decrypt them||
Stick with the tin cans and string. Technology is your friend.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||I wish you a speedy recovery Mr. Brink||
and sincerly hope that your playing days are not over.
Good Luck sir
|33 weeks 3 days ago||Based on the timer on the video||
The movement you decribe comes about at about 33 seconds, the hit was at 7 seconds so he was montionless for roughly 25-26 seconds. Seems like it would be reasonable to ask the personell on the field if he was responsive during the period in question.
|34 weeks 1 day ago||That would pull alums from all of New England as well||
at least Vt. NH Ma, and southern Maine. Lots of alums there.
|34 weeks 2 days ago||The very reasons you want to exclude Alabama and Oregon||
are why they should top the list of who we try to schedule. We should be through the transition by 2015 and ready to play head to head with any team in the nation. Lets try to do exactly that against the best.
|34 weeks 2 days ago||Auburn was the SEC team that came to mind for me as well||
They seem to reguarly field an upper tier team in the SEC. I would really like is to play quality teams from the other big conferences every season. Yeah we might get beaten more, but the only way to be the best is to beat the best.
I was a proponent of renewing the series back in the 70s. It was a big deal then, most fans viewed it as a rivalry even though the teams had rarely played. Lots of history and, while ND may have benefited more than Michigan, it has been a good game for us as well. I'm sorry to see it go. Based on past history I would not expect to see it resume in 2020.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah I'm an optimist||
So I'll go with 10-2 down from 11-1 in the regular season. Win the BTCG and go to the rose bowl where Denard and the other seniors win their last game in a winged helmet.
Some of these will be ugly games, but every one is winnable.
|34 weeks 6 days ago||Back in August I called this||
Back in August I called this Michigan 35 ND 31 and see no reason to change it.
|35 weeks 2 hours ago||To early, way to early to write BWC off||
"Isn't meant to happen"? Like fate controls how these guys play? Lets all give this defense a couple of more games before we start writing off players. Will has had a tough road, partly his own doing and partly the consequence of poor coaching.
I have no idea what kind of season Will will have, but it's still rather early to write him or any other player off.
|36 weeks 1 day ago||I'll let the legally knowledgeable correct this comment,||
but I think you are incorrect. A good friend was convicted of a felony related to a trumpted up stalking charge as part of a domestic dispute. It took ten years but eventially his record was expunged and the judge who expunged his record (the one who sentenced him) told him that he should answer that question no. This is not in the state of Michigan, but here at least expunged means the conviction is treated as if it never happened.
|36 weeks 2 days ago||It is encouraging how Mattison's comfort level with the defense||
has progressed. Last year for the Ohio game Mattison prepared a defensive scheme based on his expectation that Ohio would be a run first offense. When they surprised him, he made a few adjustments, but felt that he could not insert a different defense during half time, because he was concerned about the ability of the defense to effectively execute a completely different defense.
Against Air Force he changed the entire scheme in the fourth quarter, and in this presser takes responsibilty for not having prepared an additional one or two defenses should they be needed. Also the defense executed the new scheme, taking it in stride and winning the game.
At this point the team has issues on both sides of the ball, but in terms of understanding and executing what Mattison wants on defense they are well ahead of where they were in game two last year.
|36 weeks 3 days ago||My issue is with the title||
"Goodbye Big Ten" Hey maybe, but there is a lot of football to be played, and to kiss off an entire conference in week 2 seems seems a bit premature.
Perhaps this will prove predictive, but the Big Ten contains a lot of talent and has been busily attempting to upgrade their coaching. Perhaps we might wait until mid-season before we say goodbye to a conference who has provided us with some amazing football for several decades.
Go Blue beat Ohio!
|36 weeks 6 days ago||Looking down at an F-14...||
I grew up on the shore of lake Michigan at a time when the B-58s were in service. They used to practice low level penetration exercises using Gary Indiana as a target city. I was just a kid, but a friend and I would camp out on the dunes close to our houses, We'd roast some hot dogs for dinner and get up watch the sun come up and fry eggs and bacon for breakfast. We always camped in the same place, a top a dune that rose about 300 ft above the water. One morning, we watched a B-58 come barrelling along the shore line maybe a couple of hundred feet from the waters edge and below the dune. Looking down at a B-58 in flight is something I'll never forget.