|1 week 22 hours ago||Would you please let us know||
Would you please let us know your problems with said point? Or do you just have a problem with who made it?
|1 week 22 hours ago||Like, why on earth would her||
Because the author of this post agrees with her opinion and wanted to spend part of the post explaining why he thinks that is a good direction for Purdue to go with their coaching search. The end.
|1 week 3 days ago||Hurts also adds a running||
|1 week 5 days ago||And of course the idea of||
So does this mean they would have to play the rest of their games in the Sahara?
|1 week 6 days ago||and the guy now managing the||
Oh, thanks for reminding me. Pride comes before the fall.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||You need to fix/remove your||
You need to fix/remove your signature. Every time you make a top level comment the HTML formatting is screwed up for the rest of the page.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah, there's no way this is||
Yeah, there's no way this is true. Leaving the Big Ten for more TV money? The Big Ten has the most TV money. And one of the key factors in them leaving the Big XII was to get away from Texas, no way they're hitching their wagon to the Longhorns again, especially if it doesn't include Oklahoma. 0% chance of happening.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Looks Familiar||
|3 weeks 4 days ago||The questions isn't "Why does||
The questions isn't "Why does Poggi get any snaps?", it's "Why does Poggi get twice as many snaps as Hill?"
|3 weeks 6 days ago||24-10 M||
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Even more impressive, though,||
Well, by going at his knees he at least took out Hill. Otherwise Hill might have wiped him out and then moved on to any other defenders that were left, just like the MIKE.
Only problem is that there were no defenders left.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Roman isn't the HC's brother||
Roman isn't the HC's brother though
|6 weeks 6 days ago||I liked the Yips better||
I liked the Yips better before when I could assume they had no legs
|7 weeks 4 days ago||That was the wrong Penn St.||
That was the wrong Penn St. OL clip
|7 weeks 4 days ago||So when are they going to get||
So when are they going to get rid of Adidas on the boards?
|12 weeks 21 hours ago||Looks like they already have||
Looks like they already have a football version of Jumpman:
I don't know if it's going on anything besides Desmond's shoe though
|12 weeks 5 days ago||Did someone submit a badly||
Did someone submit a badly formatted post to the Home Brew Wednesdays thread? In Chrome for me, the page loads way off to the left with no scroll ability. I'm wondering if the mods can go in and fix whatever post broke the page.
|12 weeks 5 days ago||My wife got me a starter||
My wife got me a starter brewing kit a few year ago for my birthday, and the stuff that came with it was ok. It didn't help that the types that came with the kit weren't what I would have picked on my own. Plus it was from extract instead of from scratch, which felt like cheating but I don't even know where to begin starting from scratch. In the end, it just seemed easier to try lots of different stuff from the store rather than try to make my own stuff that might not even be very good.
So what say you, people who actually brew from scratch. How hard is it to actually brew beer starting from scratch rather than from extract? And how hard is it to make beer that won't make me regret not buying good stuff from the store?
|13 weeks 21 hours ago||2004 - Purdue was an||
2004 - Purdue was an undefeated, top 5 ranked team that had Gameday on campus for their game against undefeated Wisconsin. Then this happened:
And then the next week this happened (go to 6:59 if the embed doesn't work right):
And then the whole program pretty much went in a death spiral and never recovered.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||*IF* that's true (IF), it's||
*IF* that's true (IF), it's still on Hoke for agreeing to it.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Let's try without any||
Let's try without any googling:
1.) Which of the following players averaged the most yards per punt in his Michigan career?
a.) Blake O’Neill b.) Will Hagerup c.) Zoltan Mesko d.) Tate Forcier
Although I'm tempted to take Tate because his punt(s) had no returners back and got to roll
2.) Gerald Ford replaced Richard Nixon as president. Whom did he replace as Vice President? (this question is inspired by current events but is in no way an endorsement of a political party or of being vice president)
3.) Which of the following players led the MBB 1989 national championship team in rebounds per game?
a.) Glen Rice b.) Loy Vaught c.) Terry Mills d.) Rumeal Robinsion e.) Sean Higgins
4.) What Michigan running back gained 128 yards against Ohio State in 1990 and coached Michigan safety Jarrod Wilson in high school?
5.) Michigan women’s basketball team last made the NCAA Tournament in what year?
a.) 1999 b.) 2004 c.) 2009 d.) 2013 e.) they have never made the Tournament
6.) Michigan’s softball team last failed to win the Big Ten regular season championship in what year?
a.) 2002 b.) 2007 c.) 2011 d.) 2014 e.) they have won it every year
7.) Who started at quarterback for Bo’s last Rose Bowl winning team?
8.) Who were the last two left-handed quarterbacks to start for Michigan?
Drew Henson, Rick Leach?
9.) Sierra Romero won Big Ten Player of the Year how many times?
10.) Which MBB player has the most triple-doubles in Michigan history?
a.) Gary Grant b.) Darius Morris c.) Manny Harris d.) Derrick Walton e.) Caris LeVert
|17 weeks 3 days ago||I feel like I need to go on a||
I feel like I need to go on a vision quest
|17 weeks 5 days ago||Let's see what I can get off||
Let's see what I can get off the top of my head without searching or peeking at anyone else's answers:
1.) Michigan St.
2.) Brandon Minor
3.) Lavell Blanchard
4.) Derrick Alexander
5.) I can't remember and will be immediately upset about it when the answer is posted
6.) Nik Stauskas
8.) No clue
9.) Michigan won on the final play of the 1990 OSU football game thanks to a FG by what kicker?
EDIT: Now that I've scanned other answers, I'm counting #5 as correct
|18 weeks 6 days ago||He was also DC at Auburn in||
He was also DC at Auburn in 2006/7. Also from the article:
As you say he's currently South Carolina's coach, not Florida's coach. He was Florida's coach three years ago.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||That article is three years||
That article is three years old
|19 weeks 3 days ago||I'd like to add Navarre to||
I'd like to add Navarre to Ecker, 2003 vs. OSU. After Michigan dominated the start of The Game, OSU crept back within a touchdown in the 4th quarter after the Michigan offense had been stagnant for a while. The stadium was getting uneasy at the prospect of giving OSU the ball back with a chance to tie the game when this happened: (Go to 3:12 if the embed doesn't work right)
Chris Perry would score a few plays later and the rest of The Game would never be in doubt, sending Michigan to the Rose Bowl.
|19 weeks 6 days ago||The problem with this is that||
The problem with this is that the other side won't keep their heads down and mouths shut about satellite camps, they're running their mouths in an active attempt to shut down the satellite camps. And they would have succeeded if it weren't for people like Harbaugh making the case on why they shouldn't be banned. It's best to take the high road when you can, but some times you need to fight back.
|20 weeks 6 days ago||My most memorable Vern||
My most memorable Vern call:
Lets see if embed works...
EDIT: Since I can't get the time to work right for some reason, go to 1:24:27
|21 weeks 3 days ago||And it was created as a||
And it was created as a Federal Government project
|21 weeks 4 days ago||Says the person commenting on||
Says the person commenting on the internet...
|21 weeks 4 days ago||Ohio St. just throws||
Ohio St. just throws everything off in that chart because they are currently way ahead of everyone nationally. But if you look at the national ranks, Michigan is closer to #3 LSU than #11 Iowa. Also, Michigan is likely to land quite a few high ranking recruits between now and signing day, while Iowa and the rest of Tier 2 are unlikely to land many. So even though that chart makes it look like Michigan is close to the rest of Tier 2 at this time, the tea leaves are pointing to the final results looking like last year with OSU and Michigan well ahead of the pack in the B1G.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||Except, at least according to||
Except, at least according to the preview from last week, Notre Dame was a top-25 team and Miami wasn't nearly that good, but they got shipped to Ann Arbor for travel distance reasons rather than seeding reasons. So it really was an upset, or at least a surprise.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah, as others have||
Yeah, as others have mentioned, he was pretty far removed from the national title by the time he arrived here, and was most remembered for the terrible tenure at Syracuse that he had just finished. The initial reaction was less than stellar. So I don't know how this can be a 180 if he tenure turned out pretty much like everyone expected when he was hired.
|28 weeks 4 days ago||You have the wrong picture||
You have the wrong picture for Ben Braden
|30 weeks 4 days ago||You forgot 3. Denard might||
3. Denard might be a better QB than Tate
|30 weeks 6 days ago||I didn't like that one either||
I didn't like that one either because that set a precedent for moves like this, but at least Hopkins is D3 in most sports with the one glaring exception that needed a landing spot. ND would be a great addition to the Big Ten in most sports, but they only want to join when it's convenient for them.
|30 weeks 6 days ago||This would be stupid if they||
This would be stupid if they let ND join for just one sport. One of the biggest strengths of the Big Ten is nobody getting special treatment. If they want to be an east coast school, let them be an east coast school. For all sports.
But after Rutgers, I wouldn't put anything past Delaney.
|32 weeks 1 day ago||The problem in the Bahamas||
The problem in the Bahamas wasn't lack of people cheering their asses off. It was lack of being able to shoot the ball through the hoop.
|32 weeks 4 days ago||The circumstances around it||
The circumstances around it are weird, but I like the move because at least one of the second-tier B1G programs is finally taking that BTN money and trying. This is 100x better than taking yet another MAC coach with a couple decent seasons and trying to tell everyone this guy is the one that will be the next Urban Meyer. This is something a lower-tier SEC program would do to try to make a splash and move up in the world.
Which means it probably won't work out, because apparently no coach ever works out at Illinois. But if every B1G team went after big names like this, most of them would work out and the whole conference would be better off.
|32 weeks 5 days ago||But were you mentioned in||
But were you mentioned in this post?
|33 weeks 6 days ago||Put the new diaper under the||
Put the new diaper under the old diaper. Then after you're done wiping the baby up, you remove the old diaper and the new diaper is already there to catch anything. No race against time.
|34 weeks 6 days ago||It's hundreds of hot air||
It's hundreds of hot air balloons.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||I don't know, but apparently||
I don't know, but apparently the FBI think so. I'm guessing if they have an unencrypted system partition and a separate data partition that is encrypted it might be possible, but I'm just spitballing there. I don't know enough about encryption or how it's implemented on the iPhone to really say for sure.
|35 weeks 4 days ago||Here's what I've gathered so||
Here's what I've gathered so far, feel free to correct any details I got wrong:
|36 weeks 4 days ago||This post is bad and you||
This post is bad and you should feel bad
|36 weeks 4 days ago||So you spent the last day||
So you spent the last day racking up MGoPoints just so you could post this?
|37 weeks 6 days ago||No||
It shows players are forced to sit on the bench for a much larger amount of time due to auto-bench than due to fouling out.
|39 weeks 6 days ago||I always assumed it was moved||
I always assumed it was moved to drive, or at least retain, cable subscription. After all, if you need cable to watch certain can't-miss events, you're more likely to pay for cable. The TV execs didn't care if it had marginally fewer viewers because any lost advertising revenue was made up in cable fees, and the sports execs don't care because they were getting paid either way. Or at least the sports execs didn't care until cord cutters caused the ratings to drop so much that ESPN and company aren't going to pay as much anymore.
|46 weeks 6 days ago||Yes, a couple years ago||
Yes, a couple years ago
|47 weeks 17 hours ago||This probably won't be||
This probably won't be popular because MSU, but I think the Jack Allen one has to win. Watching him just throw away the linebacker like he's a child sets it apart from the rest.
|47 weeks 5 days ago||No||
|49 weeks 21 hours ago||The reason that there aren't||
The reason that there aren't any flags is because the QB is supposed to get down well before the defense has a chance to hit him. But since Rudock keeps trying to stretch it to get extra yards before he slides he is getting the worst of both worlds, where he doesn't get the protection that is supposed to be the whole point of sliding and doesn't get all the yards he would if he stayed up. If he is going to slide, he needs to get down earlier.
|49 weeks 3 days ago||He can recruit. It would be||
He can recruit. It would be interesting at least, which is more than can be said about the last guy. Didn't they pass on Leach the list time around?
|50 weeks 19 hours ago||I remember Minnesota doing an||
I remember Minnesota doing an offer like this a few years ago. It went ok for a while....
EDIT: Apparently I can't embed to a specific time correcty, go to 1:00:05. Or just click here
|50 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah, I was going to chime in||
Yeah, I was going to chime in on this too. The only way Penn St. was scoring was if they got a short field, and Iowa was backed up to their own goal line and punting out of the end zone. The odds of getting off a good punt are low, and the chances of something disastrous happening are high. Iowa had shut down the Penn St. offense all day, the chances of them getting a field goal without good field position were so much lower than something going horribly wrong with the pressure punt. It made sense at the time, and hindsight only confirmed it.
|1 year 1 day ago||I prefer||
When the legend becomes fact, print the legend
|1 year 6 days ago||Rehashing the same ole shit||
Doesn't that pretty much sum up entire history of the MGoBoard?
|1 year 6 days ago||Why were they climbing and||
Why were they climbing and sitting on top of the wall? Was the injured player up there?
|1 year 1 week ago||Hoke wasn't fired because he||
Hoke wasn't fired because he failed to keep expectations in check. He was fired because his teams were terrible.
|1 year 1 week ago||31-3 Michigan||
|1 year 1 week ago||pic.twitter.com/JEbSQuNCbI —||
|1 year 1 week ago||I'm still not entirely sure||
I'm still not entirely sure how he did this
Inside Michigan Football had a good view of what actually happened. Go to this video and fast forward to 3:30.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||27-3 Michigan||
|1 year 2 weeks ago||If the web site was optimized||
If the web site was optimized for mobile it would instantly work for both Android and iOS without having to maintain separate apps for both. Plus it would work fine on Windows Phone as well, so we wouldn't have to deal with all five Windows Phone users complaining about getting left out.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||It's "historical" in the||
It's "historical" in the sense that it's closer to the color on the cheap Steve and Barry's shirts you could get back in the day. So I guess people are longing for the days you could get 4 t-shirts for $10. I don't know what it has to do with anything the football team ever wore though.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||It wasn't like EDSBS had some||
It wasn't like EDSBS had some great original idea or anything, they referenced the same NY Time article that Ace linked to through Twitter. Chill out.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||I've called it "circle"||
FWIW We called this route the noodle back when I was playing because it looked like a wet noodle when drawn on the play sheet. But that may have just been a local thing not used by anyone above my small town high school glory days.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||In||
In closing? In closing!?!?
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Is Bleacher Report no longer||
Is Bleacher Report no longer insta-banned here? Because random goofballs writing poorly informed articles trolling for clicks is the reason they used to get the Sharp treatment here.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||I'm guessing that's their||
I'm guessing that's their answer to the Harbus
|1 year 8 weeks ago||This assumes Brandon would||
This assumes Brandon would ever consider that something he does could go tits up. I doubt he had a clue anything was wrong with how he was running the athletic department right until at least Concussiongate.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Just drip coffee from the big||
Just drip coffee from the big piñón coffee bean bags they have at Costco here. The kids are up too, just got done with an episode of Sheriff Callie, now we're on to Jake and the Neverland Pirates. Hook had cut offer the water to Pirate's Plunge, what will they do?!?!
|1 year 9 weeks ago||The B1G admitted it made a||
The B1G admitted it made a mistake and moved on with life. The AD and the HFC tried to obfuscate and spin until they couldn't obfuscate and spin any more. Add this to all the other incidents where the AD tried to obfuscate and spin and you end up with the reason all the ire was all directed at the AD.
As others have said, it's not the crime, it's the cover up. Only one side tried the most inept cover up ever, and they're the ones who got roasted.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||I'm just a guy who was||
I'm just a guy who was watching on TV - my wife is relevant only because I wouldn't be watching MSU roll over some MAC team unless she wanted to watch. I don't know that was the sole reason with 100% certainty, but it's the only reason that makes sense. Terry was the 3rd string quarterback, but they ran him in for one random play in the middle of a drive and then immediately put Cook back in. It wasn't truly garbage time yet, and they hadn't played their 2nd string (O'Connor) yet. And if they wanted him to get some snaps with the 1st teamers they would have let him have more than one snap. Only reason that makes sense is getting him experience coming in for a lost helmet situation before he needs to do it on a play that really matters.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||I'd edit, but there are||
I'd edit, but there are already replies. But I should have said I got to watch MSU run helmet drills with Damion Terry. I'm assuming on a concussion they'd have the good sense to keep the player out for the rest of the game.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||It's still incompetent. My||
It's still incompetent. My wife is an MSU grad, so I got to watch MSU run concussion drills with Damion Terry *during games* last year. While they were in the middle of blowing out MAC teams (which they could do because they had a passable offense) they would randomly rush Terry in for one play for no reason other than to simulate what would happen if Cook lost his helmet during an actual game. The worst part may have been that they were so confident in winning that they were doing this in the first half of games.
So Dantonio and company were so well prepared they had a plan for this very possible scenario and were drilling it during live games. But when it happens to us, our coach doesn't know the rules and our back up can't find his helmet. Incompetent.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||They told Hoke he couldn't||
They told Hoke he couldn't put Gardner back in after a timeout. He still could have called timeout to let Bellomy find his helmet or get anyone but the concussed guy to play QB for one play. He decided to send the guy who couldn't stand up straight back in.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||A probable, mild delay. This||
A probable, mild delay. This clearly identifies the need for improvements in our author and publisher communication processes.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Good. It's nice to know that||
Good. It's nice to know that the people in charge now don't need thousands and thousands of unsold tickets to realize they should do something nice for fans occasionally.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||It is interesting that the||
This wasn't a given? Adidas had been around for several years with no non-tearing problems outside of possibly shifting the shade of yellow. It wasn't until Brandon got involved that we got uniformz. In the mean time, other schools with competent ADs never had this issue.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||I think part of the sadness||
I think part of the sadness was his potential for effect that was wasted by the previous staff. We get one of those tiny speedy guys other teams use to make our lives miserable and the coaches think putting him in space to make things difficult for opposing defenses is communism.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||I'm mostly with you, but I'm||
I'm mostly with you, but I'm surprised on the timing on this. Every year Brian starts his preview with a "the story" post about how we got here, and this would have a good intro into Harbaugh being hired. People still would have bitched about it, but it would have made sense given the context. Posting it now seems kinda random when the new season is right around the corner.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||I thought the whole point||
I thought the whole point being the legend jerseys was that the honored players and their families wanted to see the numbers out there again. Retiring them send like a step in the wrong direction.
Hopefully the retirement ceremony will induced some sort of memorial for the numbers in the stadium. They were no where before, and no one but the die-hardest of the die-hards knew we had retired numbers, let alone what they were.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Could you please switch the||
Could you please switch the link in the main post? Links give other sites more hits and attention, and please don't give that site any more hits or attention.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||I don't think cable demise is||
I don't think cable demise is imminent, but it's happening eventually. I think the demise will go down at about the rate newspapers have disappeared - they've been dying for 20 years now, but most of them are still around, if very cut back. So cable isn't going away any time soon, but I bet 20 years from now the thought of expanding the conference solely for cable fees will look about as stupid as if the conference had expanded based solely on newspaper distribution 20 years ago.
The sports channel race was always a house of cards based on getting fees from people who don't watch that particular sport. It's a bubble driving demand for entertainment without paying for 20 sports channels you don't care about, and eventually someone is going to reliably fill it.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Potential explanation for the||
Potential explanation for the Houston Texans being so high: Don't they own their stadium outright, where the other teams you listed play in publicly finanaced stadiums? That could be a big part of the value of the franchise. I'm pretty sure it's the same for the three NFL teams in the top 10 as well.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||When there is anything else||
When there is anything else worth talking about. Welcome to the middle of the summer on a college sports blog!
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I don't have a list in front||
I don't have a list in front of me or anything, but there were many debates about it on this site back when Three and Out came out. There were multiple places where the descriptions of games and events were factually incorrect, and some of them were immediately apparent to die hard fans. I didn't think any of the errors made a difference in the overall theme of the book or any of the conclusions reached, but some people looking to refute someone writing negatively about Michigan latched on to them as reasons to discredit the whole book. The difference between benign factual errors and making up and embellishing stories depends on your point of view after all.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||The orangey-yellow....not||
I'm pretty sure most of the love for orange is coming from people remembering their cheap shirts from Steve and Barry's. Five shirts for $20, who cares if they are the right shade of yellow!
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I don't care what||
I don't care what the official color is, stephenrjking made a post yesterday full of historical photos and the football team hasn't been wearing the official color for as long as color photography has existed. The only pants in those photos that are close to the official color are on other teams. So I think all the people lobbying for the official color seem to be traditionalists longing for a past that never existed.
This was the photo he posted at the end, and I agree. This is how the football team should look, whatever the "official" colors are. And the official colors are nowehere near this or any other color we've ever worn.
I tried picking as close to this as I could without going too highlighter, and picked FECF200*. Maybe one of the lighter ones would match replicate the picture better, but it wouldn't be an orangey one.
*Extra zero? FECF20?
|1 year 15 weeks ago||Michigan pretty much is doing||
Michigan pretty much is doing this as well. We had the ND series scheduled instead of those games though. And we had the Arkansas series scheduled in the break in the ND series, and have been scheduling home-and-homes with teams like that in the future in place of the canceled ND series. The problem is that these home-and-homes are being scheduled many years in advance, and the way the ND series was suddenly canceled made it hard to find games for the next few years. So it sucks for the next few years, but the blame lays mostly outside our athletic department, and change is coming in the future.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||We need some sort of hall of||
We need some sort of hall of fame for t-shirts that seemed like a good idea at the time. I can add my Fergodsakes t-shirt.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I'm not implying that - I've||
I'm not implying that - I've said in other places I don't think apparel matters anywhere near as much as the Nikebots on the board make it out. But the sort of thinking that has multiple posters here fretting about leaving money on the table *has* affected fan attendance in other ways. So while this one deal won't make much of a change in attendance, it's a hopeful signal that maybe the new leadership in the athletic department will consider something other than next quarter's revenue when making decisions, whether it affects the players or the fans.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||This is true to a certain||
This is true to a certain degree, but once you're revenues are high enough it doesn't hurt to leave a little bit of money on the table to make players and/or fans happy. In fact it may pay off even more in the long run through better recruits who win more games or happier fans who won't stop buying tickets if the team has a down period. I think the Brandon era would show the perils of making every decision based on next quarter's spreadsheets.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||You may not have been that||
You may not have been that dumb, but I'm sure a whole bunch of people your age were.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||All 18 year olds are idiots.||
All 18 year olds are idiots. Millenials just happen to be the ones who are 18 now. Most of us grow out of it when we get older, so give them time and they'll be replaced by a new generation of idiots who care about some other stupid thing. You were an idiot too, and if it wasn't about athletic apparel it was something else...
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I'm kinda sad though. It will||
I'm kinda sad though. It will make zero difference to me in buying apparel, and I've seen enough crappy Nike jerseys to think it will make a difference in how the team looks. But I was sorta hoping we re-upped with Adidas so I could bath in schadenfreude during the meltdown of the Nikebots on the board.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I hope it's better than||
I hope it's better than Falk's last book though. The number of new stories those walls would tell were few and far between. Half the book was repetitive letters by other people talking about what a great guy Falk was, and most of the Falk stuff was season in review stuff that wasn't new to anyone familiar with the recent history of the program. For someone who had been inside the program for almost 40 years, there weren't very many inside stories. I wasn't exactly desparate for Falk to get back together with Ewald to get more by the time I finished.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Well, he was right about the||
Well, he was right about the private jet tour. But the jet just went directly to Ann Arbor.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||I was wondering why he was||
I was wondering why he was left out of HTTV. I guess he was one of the supposed potential medical redshirts and Brian left him out because of it?
|1 year 18 weeks ago||I think it's stupid for the||
I think it's stupid for the same reasons Brandon's focus on expanding the brand was stupid. The marginal gain from cornering the market on college football fans in Mexico City is going to be more than offset by upsetting long time season ticket holders who don't get marquee out-of-conference games with their season tickets. This is an example of taking the main revenue sources for granted while chasing people who are never going to buy Texas tickets, and that was what started the ball rolling on getting Brandon driven out of town. Any expanding the brand that occurs won't matter if your main fan base doesn't want to buy tickets any more.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||It's way easier to justify||
It's way easier to justify the status quo rather than further expansion if they can claim no one wants gigabit. Of course people would want gigabit if it were somewhere below $300, but they'll leave that part out.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Is this going to be a||
Is this going to be a replacement for mgoblue.com? Because I.... don't like it. At least in comparison to mgoblue.com. Maybe it's because I'm an engineer, but as far as I'm concerned function >>>>> form. Give me something that's kinda ugly but makes it easy to find the information. This looks pretty, but makes it harder to find out actual information about the teams.
The worst thing I saw was the roster listing under "The Team" section for different teams. It shows 6 photos at a time, and you have to side scroll to see all the players. Not awful for the basketball team, which only has 15 members, but totally useless for the football team. Who the hell is going to scroll all the way over to Moe Ways?
|1 year 18 weeks ago||So Harbaugh is allowed to||
So Harbaugh is allowed to have only satellite camps or only camps in Michigan?
Seriously, Mullen is saying this stuff as Harbaugh is in the middle of the SMSB and Exposure U camps right here in Michigan.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||I think Drupal has less to do||
I think Drupal has less to do with the server issues and more to do with the site design though. And it seems like it's the servers that are the issue here. IIRC Brian is self-hosting this site (along with his brother's site) on personally owned servers. Anyone have a clue how much it would cost to upgrade to an actual hosting service? I think that would do way more to improve reliability than switching to WordPress.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Is anyone here not owning it?||
Is anyone here not owning it? I don't think anyone here is disputing that the ultimate goal of the camps is to make connections and spread Michigan's recruting influence. But as long as Michigan is doing it in a way that is positive for the high schoolers and their coaches and not against NCAA rules, what's the problem? There isn't one unless you're and SEC coach trying to prevent outside coaches from making you work harder to land recruits.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||CFN is generally awful||
CFN is generally awful because they take a newspaper approach to the internet - in an age when there is unlimited space for anyone to go in depth with a team of their choosing, they expend all their resources doing 30,000 foot overviews of *every* team. As a result, you can count on them having something about your team, but it won't be nearly as good as the stuff from sites that actually focus on your team.
Way back in the day Brian reserved the Fiutakin' it tag for clueless columnists who didn't let their cluelessness get in the way of hot takes, but even that got old five years ago. And CFN is somehow still going...
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Does this mean he passed his||
Does this mean he passed his TOEFL or whatever and actually been accepted into the University? Because that seemed to be the question surrounding him. Officially signing his LOI is nice, but as far as I know you can do that before you are accepted. But maybe things are different for international players.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Man, people were doing so||
Man, people were doing so good with the No Valenti rule for a long time, but I guess something had to happen to remind everyone why it's a rule.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Because not everyone got the||
Because not everyone got the offer Michigan got. Adidas gave Michigan an offer that was way beyond what anyone else was getting with Nike (or anyone else), plus they guranteed Michigan would be the highest paid team for the length of the contract. Obviously they can't gurantee every team be the highest paid, but Michigan was a big enough name to make it worth the big price to make a splash and get the Adidas brand out there.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Ugh embed, let's try in the||
Never mind, it worked
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Ack, you locked out my edit.||
Ack, you locked out my edit. But that's not what I was talking about. It was actually during the first Hoke spring practices, and here is the post I was talking about. Here is the best picture, I don't see why anyone would have a problem with this being the road uniform:
EDIT: Going through the whole album, found a couple more decent looks:
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Back during the Rodriguez||
Back during the Rodriguez years there were some practice shots of the team trying out new white pants with the uniforms and I thought they looked.... pretty good. I'd never mess with the home uniform, but I thought they'd work well for the road uniforms. Now off to Google the archives, I'll post the pics if I can find them.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||I think this image pretty||
I think this image pretty much sums up my dislike for the split M - it screams "Circa 1984" to me. I know being a Michigan fan means being a stodgy traditionalists, but it's not like we've haven't changed logos before, and the block M doesn't look like it's stuck at an arbitrary point in history.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||There are a lot of annoying||
There are a lot of annoying things about the internet, but my personal pet peeve is the need to shame anyone who likes something besides the 5 movies/TV shows/beers/restaurants Twitter has decided don't suck. Just, why?
PS: Brian, does this mean you've been on the internet for all these years and had no idea where this meme comes from?
PPS: A Royal Red Robin Burger is delicious. COME AT ME!
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Has there been anything on||
Has there been anything on away tickets? I've been considering a trip to the Utah game and have been scanning for any information about that, but I might have missed it. IIRC they've had offers in the past, have I missed any this year?
|1 year 25 weeks ago||If Maryland was the 12th team||
If Maryland was the 12th team added to the B1G, I think they would have had a much warmer reception. Two factors worked against them:
|1 year 26 weeks ago||At least you live on the east||
At least you live on the east coast. For those of us in the western half of the country the game is going to be going on during prime trick-or-treating time.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||And because I love crushing||
And because I love crushing highly ranked oppenents, my second most watched is probably 2006 Notre Dame
|1 year 28 weeks ago||WolverineHistorian is great||
WolverineHistorian is great when it's the offseason and you're in the mood for some football and want to relive some great moments. I think the game I've re-watched to most is the 1997 Penn St. game, because there's nothing quite like going to a top-ranked oppenennt's stadium and completely dominating.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Wisconsin and Ohio State||
I thikn this right here sums up all the problems with the Big Ten right now, and a sign that the Dave Brandons of the world are prevalent everywhere. Why do something good for fans when atheltic departments that are already swimming in money can make some additional revenue off of non-fans?
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Can you make it like this?||
Can you make it like this?
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Yeah, Ed Feng (Power Rank!||
Yeah, Ed Feng (Power Rank! MGoBlog Roundtable!) had an article up on Grantland today proposing a similar theory for winning your bracket pool. If you're in a 100-person pool and pick Kentucky to win you're going to have a hard time winning the pool even if Kentucky ends up winning. But if you go with a field team and they end up winning you're almost certainly getting some money.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||If Harbaugh was firmly||
If Harbaugh was firmly entrenched in the Fort Schembechler mentality he wouldn't have a steady stream of people coming in to watch practices. Isn't the rule that the probably of a secret getting out goes up by the square of the number of people who know, or something like that?
|1 year 32 weeks ago||IIRC OSU was against it too,||
IIRC OSU was against it too, so 4 of 6 were for it. But the two that were against it are the two that play hockey in multi-purpose arenas than can be used for other events if they are empty. They didn't want to keep two weekends empty when there is approximately a 50/50 chance it isn't used for either. Apparently this was enough to make everyone pick the current format.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||OK, so I'm going to be That||
OK, so I'm going to be That Guy. Is Hatch expected to occupy one of the 13 roster spots for 4 years?
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Just curious, why is||
Just curious, why is Minnesota to sweep a HUGE deal for Michigan? Also a bit curious about the MSU sweep, although I guess it's more oriented to how RPI/Pariwise work in general. While an MSU sweep would help for next weekend, wouldn't any RPI losses if MSU fails to sweep be offset by the RPI gains due to our wins over Wisconsin?
PS Write offline and save, then paste into the browser when you're done. IIRC there might even be a way to connect blogging software directly to MGoBlog so you can save drafts and post them automatically when you are done.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Any clue if this one really||
Any clue if this one really doesn't have the New Era logo on the side? The preview doesn't show one, the M-Den preview does, but they are both New Era 59fifty hats. It would be nice to have one without the logo.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||This differs with the way I||
This differs with the way I remember it - I thought the parents moved in the 03-04 season. I had student tickets in section 17 for 02-03 (right on the aisle next to section 18) and remember a big fist fight between (IIRC) Ferris St. parents and some students in the top half of section 18. The next season (03-04) the opponent parents were on the other side of the arena, and I was in section 18 behind some random non-student Michigan fans between the students and the opponents' bench.
I might be off on some of the details there, but 03-04 was my last year with season tickets and I remember at least one season of the parents being moved.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||I don't think there's much||
I don't think there's much disecting to do for the Brady Hoke tenure - he was a poor head coach who lost way to many games. This was plain for anyone to see, and only rare Michigan Man true believers were disputing his firing. I think this post is more for the Dakich's of the world who were contending that there were no complaints with the athletic department or Dave Brandon if the football team was winning more games.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||The target demographic was||
The target demographic was stated many times: the family of four from Grand Rapids that only goes to one game per year. These families are frequently going to minor league baseball games, so they thought if they made Michigan games more like minor league baseball games they would draw all the casual fans from around the state.
Of course they forgot the main reason these families go to minor league baseball games is because they are relatively cheap while Brandon was charging through the roof for Michigan tickets. Or that minor league baseball games don't feature hours of traffic backups, $50 parking fees, and get you a full seat more than a foot wide. Going to Michigan games means putting up with a lot of annoying stuff but doing it anyway because you're a die hard, but Brandon decided to change what the die hards liked to try and draw people that were never going to come anyway.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Office guy seems to have||
Office guy seems to have copied a picture Holly Anderson had on Grantland last week. Although if the guy was just taking her idea he probably would have just taken her image, maybe he just also came up with the idea on his own since it's a completely different image and editing.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Too many people have their||
Seriously, people need to watch this video, get the joke, and get on with life. It wasn't a serious threat.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||You're probably not in the||
You're probably not in the target market for this. Most people this will appeal to are already paying close to $100 for cable alone (and even more if they are getting premium channels). And probably more than $35 for high speed internet. And already have some streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc on top of it. So if these people can get most of what they use cable TV for with the Sling service, it's an easy way to save a lot of money. If you can get all the cable TV and high speed internet you need for $100, it's clear this isn't the most appealing deal, but you're in a shrinking minority. Cable bills are only going up.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||In defense of the AD and||
In defense of the AD and football staff, I'm pretty sure no other no other fanbase needs any football sooner than our fanbase. Last year was mostly a waste as far as hope for the future is concerned, we need something material to cling to ASAP.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||FTFY||
|1 year 39 weeks ago||In Beilein we trust and all,||
In Beilein we trust and all, but I'm just not seeing it without the offense improving massively in the very near future. Right now I'm filing this in the same bin as the "What happens to Hoke if we win out" question from early October: technically it's possible, but not really.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||You mean like the "Recent||
You mean like the "Recent Posts" link near the top of the left sidebar?
|1 year 41 weeks ago||FWIW Brian has written an||
FWIW Brian has written an official mgoblog stance on the topic. Only really old timers remember it and it isn't linked in the about bar anymore, but here it is:
There are innumerable websites on the internet for those need to see hawt chicks. It shouldn't get me in trouble in HR if I spend a few minutes checking for new Michigan news while my code compiles, but once bikini pics get involved it's a problem. Please grow up and stop it.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||https://www.reddit.com/r/Twit||
EDIT: And now the Twitter status page shows it
|1 year 43 weeks ago||I'm sure the Raiders want to||
I'm sure the Raiders want to believe they are strongly in play for Harbaugh still and have told Glazer that. But it doesn't matter because It's Happening.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||I'm sure it's possible||
I'm sure it's possible Lochman was being a good soldier while fighting Brandon on all this stuff, but...
I doubt it.
|1 year 44 weeks ago||Fun note: I went back to the||
Fun note: I went back to the article with Lochman's quotes so I could snarkily paraphrase some of them in honor of his fleeting four-year relationship, but the Denard quotes have disappeared down the memory hole. But it still talks about how smart the dance contest is.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||Well, you seem kinda like a||
Well, you seem kinda like a jerk, and he was in charge of finding 20 girls willing to date you, so by the end the pickings were probably kinda slim.
And given the way the last guy got treated for not being a Michigan Man and the ADs focus on getting any Michigan Man the next time, there aren't going to be many plausible candidates jumping at the chance to coach Michigan until you get to the Hokes of the world.
|1 year 45 weeks ago||What is it about Wisconsin||
What is it about Wisconsin that makes their coaches want to leave for middle of the pack programs in other leagues? First Bielema, now Andersen.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Why do they need to be a head||
Why do they need to be a head coach? If we limit our search to that, the pool of previous head coaches who would come to Michigan is extremely limited unless we want to try a MAC coach again.
I don't think we should try for Narduzzi because not only do I think he would turn us down, I think he would make a big deal about turning down Michigan to stay at Michigan St. to the delight of his fan base. But I think eliminating any coordinator right off the bat is short sighted.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||At least they announced he'll||
At least they announced he'll be back so the coaches know what the (near) future will be while out on recruiting trips. What do our coaches say?
|1 year 47 weeks ago||It's "free" and doesn't||
It's "free" and doesn't require a login if your ISP pays a per-subscriber fee for it. They're trying to make the internet like cable TV where people pay for a bunch of stuff they don't watch, and it's crap.
|1 year 48 weeks ago||"Maybe we shouldn't annoy our||
"Maybe we shouldn't annoy our paying customers at every possible opportunity?"
|1 year 48 weeks ago||I'd bet a dollar the open||
I'd bet a dollar the open scrimmage this fall was a "maybe we should do something nice for fans for once" thing mandated from on high. Too bad it took masses of unsold tickets for the AD to do it, and then any good will bought by the event was undone by all the blunders afterward.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||Verizon FiOS is listed on the||
Verizon FiOS is listed on the login page, so that's probably the reason you don't have to log in.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||Who is your ISP? ESPN3 isn't||
Who is your ISP? ESPN3 isn't free, it's "free" if your ISP pays a per-subscriber fee to ESPN (and then of course those fees get passed on to the subscribers). Those ISPs then get directly into ESPN3. Some cable companies also pay the fees, so if your ISP doesn't pay you can use your cable login to get access. DirecTV doesn't pay that, but IIRC Comast does.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||While there was a certain||
While there was a certain amount of "getting it done" involved, no amount of "getting it done" would have made it happen if Meyer was still coaching at Florida. Who knows if Michigan could get it done right now if Meyer was available given the general chaos of the past few years, but it doesn't help that there isn't a multiple national championship winning coach available and looking for work.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||The thing about EECS 100 is||
The thing about EECS 100 is that they weren't trying to teach you C++. They were trying to teach you how a computer works, and the best way to do that is to start by programming the 1s and 0s (don't miss you, LC2) and then show how that evolved into C++.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||If you ever wanted to see||
If you ever wanted to see what it was like to have MSU take over Michigan Stadium, by all means bring Hoke back. They'll be the only people looking forward to that game, and chomping at the bit to kick us while we're down. At least we won't have to worry about being unable to give away tickets for that one.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||What about a power-based||
What about a power-based scheme makes you think the offense would have been any better? As I said up thread, we hadn't been running one the previous couple years under Carr - those last couple offenses were all zone-based schemes, and Carr had been recruiting Molk-type linemen more suited for zone blocking than man blocking. The line woul dhave been even more inexperienced in a power-based scheme than a zone-based scheme. Why do you think this would have improved anything?
|1 year 50 weeks ago||What offense did you think he||
What offense did you think he should run?
People with this complaint act like Michigan had been running a man-blocking scheme under center forever, when in fact Michgan had switched to a zone-based run scheme for the last two years under Carr. In 2007, damn near every game started with a zone stretch behind Jake Long because that was the base play of the offense. Switching to a man scheme and running isos would have been an even further departure from what we had been running under Carr. In fact, as far as the O-line was concerned, it was pretty much the exact same thing. Only real difference in the run game was that the quarterback was always in the shotgun and occasionally kep the ball to keep to keep the defense honest.
As far as the quarterbacks go, you act like no QB available could do what RR asked of him, but do you really think they would have been ok sitting in the pocket, surverying the field, reading coverages, and making accurate throws? Threet couldn't do this at ASU after he had a few more years experience. An old school pro-style offense relies even more on the QB than the spread, and the options available for that didn't look promising.
The problem for the offense that year was that the line was incredibly inexperienced and couldn't block anyone, and the quarterbacks were young and sub-par and couldn't overcome the line. They weren't going anywhere that year, especially if they switched to some half-ass pro-style that they hadn't even been running the previous couple years. The 'refused to adjust his offense" meme needs to die.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||This is hindsight bias. At||
This is hindsight bias. At the time of his hire, he was most known for tanking at Iowa St., and I think that was his only head coaching experience at the D-IA level. Auburn fans were so unhappy with the hire they literally had fans show up to the airport to to boo him! Hindsight says it worked out ok, but at the time of the hire it was a stretch.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||Well, none of the schools we||
Well, none of the schools we traveled to in October were having breast cancer awareness day, so we couldn't do it on the road. And our only home game this month was UTLIII, and sales of uniformz obviously trumps breast cancer awareness. So November it is.
|2 years 4 days ago||Some of one of those things -||
Some of one of those things - highly motivated - has to do with them being more intense. But the rest of that, and the other things - better prepared, competent gameplan - goes right back to better coaching.
|2 years 4 days ago||I think these tweets have||
I think these tweets have quite a bit of hindsight revisionism. Newspapers need to assign a narrative to the game, and MSU is obsessed with Michigan, so when MSU wins it was because of the obsession.
The real reason MSU has dominated this rivalry recently is because they've had better teams. MSU lived for this game before Dantonio was their coach, but they ususally lost anyway because Michigan was the better team. However, since Lloyd retired, MSU has usually had the better team over the whole season. And (suprise!) they usually ended up winning this game too. I think very little of the outcome Saturday will have to do with intensity of mid-week presser quotes and a lot more to do with which team has better coaching.
|2 years 5 days ago||You got tickets after it||
You got tickets after it changed to a donation based system. Prior to that, it was a list that you actual had to wait on until your turn until your turn came up after enough people died/stopped renewing their tickets. It was supposedly like 20 years long in the early '00s, and I remember signing up after graduating even though I was moving to the other side of the country just in case I was back in the area when my name finally came up - if I waited until I actually moved back to sign up, I might never get tickets.
But then Martin switched to the priority points based system, and he and especially Brandon jacked up prices and PSLs until they burned though any waiting list people who might pay more than exisiting customers, and now there is no wait as long as you have enough priority points. It was great for next quarter's revenue while things were going well, but it killed fan loyalty for times times like right now. Why renew tickets during bad seasons when you can just save your money and buy your way back on when things are going well? It's not like the athletic department will care about your loyalty if they think someone else might pay more once things are going well again.
|2 years 1 week ago||Walton turned the clutch and-one into something of a signature||
I think this one needs to get included too
|2 years 1 week ago||Because you're looking in the||
Because you're looking in the wrong spot: http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2014/10/10/michigan-matters-focus-ficano-on-his-countys-scandal-ilitch-on-dave-brandon-and-u-m-football-controversy/
|2 years 1 week ago||Your signature breaks page||
Your signature breaks page formatting everywhere you post. Fix it plz
|2 years 1 week ago||Actually if you RTFA, WWJ CBS||
Actually if you RTFA, WWJ CBS TV had it first and ESPN is "scooping" it from there. And "it" is a statement from Denise Ilitch, a regent. From the article:
So this isn't just some random rumor made up on a message board, regents are saying things to media outlets.
|2 years 1 week ago||(No subject)|
|2 years 1 week ago||While Stauskas led the team||
While Stauskas led the team in 3PT% last year, we still are getting back three other guys who shot over 40% (Irvin, Walton, and LeVert), along with Spike at 38%. I think three point shooting will be the least of our problems this year.
|2 years 1 week ago||As someone that was watching||
As someone that was watching on TV, I think camera angle has something to do with it. When the camera pans over, you get a couple seconds of the safety camping out for an easy INT with Funchess seemingly too far behind to make a difference. But just when you start groaning LOL TD OUT OF NOWHERE
|2 years 2 weeks ago||While it's totally||
While it's totally understandable that the offensive line wouldn't be good, it still shouldn't be this bad. And it was bad last year too, even when we had two tackles that went on to get drafted by the third round. It wasn't particularly good the year before either. And it's not like the offensive line is the only problem - none of the skill position players are distinguishing themselves (and Devin Gardner seems to be getting worse), and the defense seems to be getting worse every year.
Expectations for the O-line should be lowered because of the issues you mentioned. But all the vitriol on the blog is due to the many, many issues the team has beyond the O-line. If the only issue was the offensive line being subpar, people on this blog would be a lot happier.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||If a businessman takes over||
If a businessman takes over running a football team and does a poor job, and then the fans successfully have him ousted, other fanbases of teams being poorly run by businessmen might get ideas.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||People who need rawk music||
People who need rawk music during every break in play can get that at a minor league baseball game, and they can take the whole family for less than face value of a Michigan ticket. In the mean time, Michigan Stadium is still the only place to hear the Michigan Marching Band play during the game, but that's slowly getting phased out. Somehow this athletic department thinks killing what makes you unique to chase the lowest common denominator will increase demand, but why would it when you can get the same experience elsewhere for much cheaper?
|2 years 2 weeks ago||http://gifsound.com/?gif=a.fo|
|2 years 2 weeks ago||While the main reason for the||
While the main reason for the problems is bad coaching hires, a big part of the reason they were bad coaching hires (or good coaching hires that went bad here) is instituational vanity. I really wonder how RichRod would have done if he would have received the same instituational, financial, and fan support that Hoke received on day one. But alas, he wasn't a Michigan Man, and the AD assumed we didn't need to pay much for coordinators because it was an honor to coach at Michigan. And as to Hoke, the entire reason behind hiring a coach with a 47-50 career record was institutional vanity - no other blue blood program have even considered him. But he was the best Michigan Man available, and apparently that was all that mattered to us.
|2 years 2 weeks ago||In his defense, the title||
In his defense, the title would be hard to find in a search. it was "OT: Sparty student section vacant". Why would the OP ever look for a title like that?
|2 years 3 weeks ago||Ugh, this means winning a few||
Ugh, this means winning a few more games is bad news. If Hoke manages sneak into a bowl at 6-6, we're going to be going through The Process in January again.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||While it's the medical||
While it's the medical staff's job to quickly diagnose the injury, it's the coach staff's job to make sure they get diagnosed when they need help to stand up straight after taking a hit to the head and not let them play until they are diagnosed. Which leads back to Hoke again.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||Ah, the old Gish Gallop||
Ah, the old Gish Gallop
|2 years 3 weeks ago||While he's certainly started||
While he's certainly started to lay a nice foundation at a traditionally moribund program, he probably needs to win a few games before he's on the radar.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||I don't remember anything||
I don't remember anything like this in 2010 (might have been pointless since there were no non-Michigan Men being discussed), but we definitely did this in 2007.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||FYI I did go to my discrete||
FYI I did go to my discrete math for pretty much the entire semester, but I don't think I actually learned anything. I somehow did great on the final anyways, and that was the last time I ever used anything I didn't learn in that class. So you didn't miss much.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||I don't know about that.||
I don't know about that. Williams probably would have lasted the season if not for his "lost control of the team" answer. Hoke is too proficient in non-answers to say something that stupid.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||There is a mgobbq tag in the||
There is a mgobbq tag in the post that list them all.
|2 years 4 weeks ago||Goddammit I thought having to||
Goddammit I thought having to listen to former players snipe at the program was done when we got rid of Rodriguez. I'm sick we have to deal with this crap again. Way to kick the program when it's down.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||FWIW I'm pretty sure we tried||
FWIW I'm pretty sure we tried one against ND, but it got blown up because of the timing issues you mentioned. Sheldon Day got to Gardner before the screen was set up because the lineman over him (IIRC Magnusson) barely touched him before releasing. Or maybe it was some sort of WR screen, but in real time I thought it was supposed to be to an RB.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||But it shouldn't be hard to||
But it shouldn't be hard to justify it if he has an actual valid reason for doing it. So far the only reason he has provided is featuring his punter, which is crap, which is why it keeps coming up.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||This sounds good in||
This sounds good in hindsight, but the same thing could have been said about the first half of the Akron game last year. Akron didn't really belong in the game either in the first half, but then we kept turning the ball over and they started making a few plays and suddenly we had a ballgame on our hands. If the coaches really knew we were going to stomp them they should have agressively stomped them on 4th down and got some breathing room on the scoreboard. A one score differential at halftime is legitimate life too.
|2 years 5 weeks ago||The problem isn't that he was||
Argh double post
|2 years 5 weeks ago||The problem isn't that he was||
The problem isn't that he was addressing people attacking the players, the problem is that he was doing it in response to a question about people unhappy with the coaching staff. Instead of addressing the question he deflected it and made it sound like anyone unhappy with the coaching staff
|2 years 6 weeks ago||Obviously no coaching change||
Obviously no coaching change is guranteed to work out. But when you know your current coaching change isn't working, sometimes you have to take a chance that you'll be in the minority that improve after a change, unless you want to be stuck in mediocrity forever. The real question for us is if the current coach can work out.
|2 years 6 weeks ago||When does the Grobe mafia||
When does the Grobe mafia reassemble?
|2 years 7 weeks ago||I'm just tired of the offense||
I'm just tired of the offense looking lost and poorly coached. I thought the coordinator change would help, I was wrong, Fuck this bullshit.
|2 years 7 weeks ago||Beer is good. Michigan||
Beer is good. Michigan football is bad.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||I like that the #1 jersey is||
I like that the #1 jersey is finally back out there. My only desire is that Hoke gives the number to some incoming freshman after Funchess is gone so we can finally be done with the mouth breathers making these "need to earn it" arguments. No one had to earn it before Braylon, and it's a shame that we've gone nearly a decade without anyone wearing #1 because somehow that became the standard. Hopefully this is the start of that coming to the end.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Me too. History is filled||
Me too. History is filled with teams that were great despite relatively low talent, and rarely were they great for long. Putting together elite teams without elite talent is *hard*, and especially hard when you lose a bunch of multiyear starters from your team strength.
I don't think they'll be bad though, just merely very good instead of elite like last year. I think the closest analog is probably Wisconsin, who also consistently puts together good teams despite mediocre recruiting thanks to program stability and coaching. But Wisconsin rarely finishes in the top 5 (only once in the last decade, 2006, and only in one poll), and only slightly more often in the top 10. They're usually in the top 25 though, which is good for that level of recruiting. The top 10 years are the exception, not the norm, and I expect things to be similar for MSU.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||Just signed up and I'm||
Just signed up and I'm playing around, found one feature suggestion quickly: It would be nice if we could filter stocks by conference.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||I have a Moto X and I'm very||
I have a Moto X and I'm very happy with it. It's much smoother and has a lot better battery life than the Galaxy Nexus I replaced. And the voice commands are very handy. Only potential issue is future support - Motorola has only guranteed 18 months of updates, and they phone is already a year old. But it's available for cheap right now with the X+1 coming out soon.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Either Michigan is a lot||
Either Michigan is a lot better than 2011, or the Italian teams are a lot worse, but the previews I read predicted these types of scores. UMHoops specifically mentioned that Notre Dame was beating the same teams by similar scores a week earlier. The next game is the only one that was expected to be a challenge.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||I wonder what MSU's redshirt||
I wonder what MSU's redshirt percentage was back in Dantonio's first few years. It's one thing to redshirt most of your freshmen when almost your entire two-deep is filled with known-quantity upperclassmen you personally recruited and spent a few years developing. It's another when you're hoping the new guys might be better than the leftovers of the previous coach's classes. I doubt Dantonio started off redshirting 12% of the freshman right off the bat, but I have been wrong before.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||I was about to post the same||
I was about to post the same thing, but you got to it before I found the link. Here is the Brian's original post about SHORYUKEN pass defense for more detail.