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|2 years 52 weeks ago||The stadium really needs||
LED ribbon boards on the faces of the east and west structures to provide all the info that was on the old scoreboards on a full-time basis during game play. They could use them to flash a 'Go Blue' or 'Touchdown' message when appropriate. During halftime, the score could remain up on them so they can use the video boards like they did today for the band show.
Hopefullly it'll be better next Saturday, but the stats and ball on were sorely missed today.
|3 years 4 weeks ago||2010 ND Game||
Wow, even a 4 x 3 feed via a webcam looks awesome. Chills.
|3 years 33 weeks ago||Correct||
Brandon spoke about his home in Scottsdale here:
And Miles is one of the keynote speakers in Dallas on Tuesday:
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Monday's BCS championship||
Put the new coach in the crowd with a Block M hat and let ESPN go nuts.
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Job posting||
Are there regulations about how long a job has to be posted at a public institution like Michigan before someone can be hired?
|3 years 34 weeks ago||Threads about nothing||
Jerry Seinfeld likes threads about nothing.
|3 years 42 weeks ago||Biggest win of the day for the 'D',||
other than the conversion stop in 3OT of course, was that Zook punted late in the 4th quarter on the 4th and 1 from their own 42. Obviously he had just enough respect for them that it wasn't an automatic go for it call. He goes there and gets it, it's either at least 2 more minutes off the clock or burned Michigan TOs.
|3 years 42 weeks ago||Well said||
Other thing I liked today was the return of the Big 10 flagpoles. There are now 6 on each side of the stadium; right now 10 of them represent the other schools in the conference with 2 flying Michigan banners. Obviously one of the Michigan flags will give way to one from Nebraska next season.
I'm pretty sure this is the first time that all the Big 10 banners have been up at Michigan Stadium since they were first replaced by American flags on September 22, 2001 and then displaced by stadium expansion.
Kudos to whoever made the call to restore that bit of Michigan Stadium tradition.
|3 years 43 weeks ago||Read all 29 pages||
The section in question starts on page 8, as the 4th main heading.
That's where the failure to promote an atmosphere of compliance has become failure to monitor.
|3 years 43 weeks ago||Thanks for the correction||
You are 100% correct
|3 years 43 weeks ago||Sharp is just scary dumb||
Even though it's been explained over and over in the last 24 hours that the allegation against Rich was dropped, based on his first question to DB Sharp math is still that 5-1 = 5.
|3 years 43 weeks ago||Wojo||
That was Bob Wojnowski of the News at the end following up on the W/L questions.
|3 years 43 weeks ago||Thank heavens||
Gotta give mad props to everyone in the AD that obviously did a thorough job at getting the facts and presenting them so any potential damage to the school would be minimized. You know that everyone has learned from this and that it won't be repeated.
The total focus can now return to the field and figuring out ways to beat Illinois, Purdue, Wisconsin, and most importantly Ohio State.
This news feels like it does on a cold, cloudy day at Michigan Stadium when the sun suddenly pops out and warms us all up 20 degerees!
Time to look forward - all the negatives about this story need to be buried at 615 West Lafayette Blvd and left there. Acknowledge that it happened, admit it wasn't a proud moment, and move on.
|3 years 43 weeks ago||Weekly budget question||
is that a weekly budget for everything or just discretionary spending?
|3 years 43 weeks ago||Not to mention||
that most of the 'future is bright' folks appear to conviently forget that there are teams on the other side of the ball that have kids that improve too. And coaches that study tape and adjust.
In order for the future to truly be bright, eventually there is going to have to be some tangible evidence that shows up in the win column. It's not unfair to expect to see that at some point during a 3 year tenure.
|3 years 43 weeks ago||I was right with ya||
up to the defense is worse but the offense is 100x better for overall net progress.
Overall net progress would be winning at least one game and preferrably two that we lost last year, not what the stat sheet looks like for Denard.
There's still 4 more chances for that to happen, and if it does I'm right on board with increased expectations for next year. If it doesn't, I have a hard time seeing how the win total goes from 5 or 6 to 9.
|3 years 43 weeks ago||It was the Penn St. writer||
that predicted a 52-24 Michigan win. Along with a lot of the local MSM that picked Michigan to win on Saturday. It raised everyone's hopes to what turned out to be unrealistic levels and when the first half crushed any and all hope for the defense this year, well ...
|3 years 43 weeks ago||Love the optimism||
and wish I could share it.
The facts are is that Michigan is 4-16 in Big 10 play under Rich in 2 1/2 years. Even under the most ideal of situations it'd be incredible to nearly double his win total over the next 4 games against an improving Illinois team and two top-notch teams in Wiscy and OSU. Unfortunately, there is ample evidence help is not coming on defense this season. He has one win against a quality Big 10 team, that being his first game in September 2008.
Winning two of the next four is going to be an incredibly tough task and if he gets that done, it should seriously be considered progress. It'd be a LOT more than what we've seen so far under Rich.
|3 years 43 weeks ago||Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf||
The Iraqi Information Minister FTW
|3 years 43 weeks ago||The emotion is warranted||
I imagine that for most Michigan fans, whether you're behind the coaches at the moment or not, it's really hard to be level headed right now. The last time Michigan won a Big 10 game against a team not named Indiana was November 8, 2008! Two years is a long time for any fan base to just suck it up and not vent some frustrations.
Thankfully, David Brandon is a level headed leader that will be able to evaluate the program and its future potential at the end of the year and make the right decision.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||Trick plays when you have to switch QBs||
are tough to pull off unless you plan on running the set with both QBs in for more than just a few plays. I prefer to see one solid starter at QB running regular offense. If you're gonna run tricks, use they guys you regularly have on the field to have a better chance of catching the D off-guard.
What I saw against Iowa was a Michigan offense that was wearing out the Iowa defense. To me, Iowa's D started looking gassed about midway through the 3rd quarter. Trick plays weren't necessary, just a 5th quarter.
|3 years 45 weeks ago||clubs and suites?||
Anyone know if they sold the club seats and suites for it?
|3 years 46 weeks ago||Unreal - I sure can't tell if||
Unreal - I sure can't tell if that was a lateral or not. If LSU pulls this one out... wow, just wow.
|3 years 46 weeks ago||Agreed||
if there's no contact, it shouldn't be a dead ball. Only exception would be for an illegal snap. What really has me frustrated about that play is that we (the fans) were doing our jobs at that point and got what we desired - a mistake by the other team. Absolutely hate that it backfired.
Shouldn't be that way.
|3 years 46 weeks ago||for safety||
It's a dead ball since a false start is a trigger for the defense to hit what could be an "unprepared" offensive player that is still waiting for the snap. They blow them all dead for consistancy. If it's the defense and the offending player isn't gonna get the QB, they don't blow it dead since defensive movement isn't a trigger for the offense.
Agree with your take above on that play being a huge play in the game. At the time it was 10-7 Michigan and MSU went on to make it 14-10 on that drive after converting the 3rd and 15.
|3 years 49 weeks ago||Learning here too||
Very cool to have when they go to video replay. You can hit the "Ok" button to start and stop the video to help see if/when the ball hit the ground, etc.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||how about this instead||
Everyone could just shout: "Telling. Very Telling"
|3 years 51 weeks ago||At that donation rate||
you could get a pair of club seats right now for 2011, which is something I'd strongly consider if that's where you ultimately want to be. They are likely going to be a scarce resource soon and getting them in future years will probably entail waiting until the current holders keel over. If you did buy club level now, they'd probably be pretty open to working with you should you decide you'd rather be in the bowl. My guess is that your $5k would jump you into the Blue tier at a miminum.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||The process||
For seats in the bowl, securing full season tickets is all about accumulating points. For each dollar you contribute every year, you'll accumulate Victors Club priority points and move higher up on the list. Once you have your tickets, you need only meet the required donation level for the location of your seat assignment (unless you intend to move into a more expensive tier).
See this for a better explanation: http://www.mgoblue.com/victorsclub/priority-points.html
For the club seats and suites: they are being sold on a first-come, first-served basis. So if you have enough dough-re-me right now, you can secure club seats for the 2011 season. (They sold all of the available club seats without required donations for the remainder of the 2010 season to those that already bought club seats and suites to make sure there were fannies in those seats). Once the club seats (and suites) sell out, they'll revert to the priority point system and you'll have to wait in line again.
See this for more info on the club seats and suites: http://www.michiganstadiumproject.com/. You can see what club seats are still available for purchase with the required donation level on that page.
In short, the best way is to get seats quickly is to spend more money than others on the waiting list are doing (but they don't release that info) if you want bowl seats, or spend a bunch to secure club seats right now so you'd have them for 2011.
|3 years 51 weeks ago||Forde Yard Dash||
has always been an entertainment piece disguised as a sports column. It's never been about X's and O's, just light reading with a reasonable enough amount of sports knowledge baked in to make it seem legit.