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|11 hours 45 min ago||I can dig it||
|1 day 17 hours ago||Edward Snowden has nothing on WD||
Glad you didn't have to go hide in Russia WD. Good to see you with your chin up, as it should be.
|1 day 20 hours ago||He is who we thought he was||
Dave is doing a great job of letting us all get to know him better.
Thanks to Brian et al for revealing who the real Dave Brandon. is
|3 days 11 hours ago||The halo was 100% Lee Bollinger||
“When I invited Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates to assist us in the expansion and redesign of the stadium, I clearly did not provide sufficient public engagement in the process,” Bollinger said in the statement. “Time was thought to be of the essence, and the process accordingly fell short.”
“Over the summer I came to the conclusion that the depth of the criticism and concern seemed to be genuine and coming from reasonable people,” Bollinger told the Record. “I then had to face the fact that I had pushed this through too quickly and had not really allowed appropriate time for public comment.”
Fun to read about what made people upset just 14 years ago ... like Goss trying to raise ticket prices by $8 but the regents forcing the increase down to $4. My, my, my.
Brandon in a landslide decision.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Not since 2013||
when they changed the rule above to be like the NFL's.
Yes, refs do mess up, but not in this case. The process isn't complete until he is down with control of the ball, or makes a football move.
The refs did get this one right. The ball came out when he landed out of bounds = incomplete pass.
Not that I agree with the rule mind you ... but it IS the rule now.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Sadly, this is correct||
Rule 2, Section 4, Article 3, paragraph b: If a player goes to the ground in the act of catching a pass (with or without contact by an opponent) he must maintain complete and continuous control of the ball throughout the process of contacting the ground, whether in the field of play or in the end zone. This is also required for a player attempting to make a catch at the sideline and going to the ground out of bounds. If he loses control of the ball which then touches the ground before he regains control, it is not a catch. If he regains control inbounds prior to the ball touching the ground it is a catch.
|3 years 8 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 12 weeks ago||2010 ND Game||
Wow, even a 4 x 3 feed via a webcam looks awesome. Chills.
|3 years 42 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 42 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 42 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 42 weeks ago||Threads about nothing||
Jerry Seinfeld likes threads about nothing.
|3 years 51 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 51 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 51 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 51 weeks ago||Thanks for the correction||
You are 100% correct
|3 years 51 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 51 weeks ago||Wojo||
That was Bob Wojnowski of the News at the end following up on the W/L questions.
|3 years 51 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 51 weeks ago||Weekly budget question||
is that a weekly budget for everything or just discretionary spending?
|3 years 51 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 51 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 51 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 52 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.
|4 years 8 hours ago||Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf||
The Iraqi Information Minister FTW
|4 years 8 hours 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.
|4 years 1 week 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.
|4 years 1 week ago||clubs and suites?||
Anyone know if they sold the club seats and suites for it?
|4 years 3 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.
|4 years 3 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.