Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.
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|1 day 52 min ago||To hell with Notre Dame||
I think someone mentioned them, and neglected to add this to the post.
|2 days 55 min ago||Beat me to it||
Yep, that was the one that made me back away, for all the reasons you cited. Hey, it's a free country and people can go wherever they want for whatever reasons they may have. Just don't insult my intelligence by saying it's all about the academics, then pick a second rate educational institution over Michigan. You want to say you like the intellectual atmosphere at Stanford or Northwestern or Vanderbilt better, well, OK, that's a matter of taste. But Alabama? Please.
|2 days 2 hours ago||While we're at it||
What's going on with the players who have been offered? Why haven't all of them committed yet?
|2 days 22 hours ago||Premature||
Let's see how things go the next two weeks and then decide if a Jake Rudock appreciation thread is warranted or not.
|3 days 23 hours ago||Just a shame||
For three years, the guy didn't do much. New coaches, new scheme, he seemed to have really hit stride and was playing the best he ever has and had a chance to impress the NFL this year and maybe get a draft nibble. Then this. Best of luck to him, hope he has a full recovery and gets a pro shot if that is what he wants.
|1 week 23 hours ago||True enough||
But there is one critical difference: Hand was being recruited into a Michigan program that was headed in the wrong direction. Today, there is not a program in the country getting more positive mentions for going in the right direction than Michigan--not to mention that this year's dominant play by the DL should count for plenty when you are talking about a DT.
|1 week 2 days ago||Cooper||
Man, I really miss John Cooper!
|1 week 3 days ago||You won't bring up her drinking issues?||
You just did. if you don't want to bring them up, don't say anything about "drinking issues."
|1 week 4 days ago||We had good players||
Now we have good coaching. Amazing what teaching fundamentals and scheming creatively can do.
|1 week 4 days ago||Good guys in white||
Bad guys in black. Perfect.
|2 weeks 21 min ago||Had not made the connection||
Just year of graduation, but I like the link.
|2 weeks 3 hours ago||Just became a big fan of his||
How can anyone not pull for the guy to be a huge success on the football field after reading this? I have little doubt that someone who has overcome what he has, and who has a mother like his, will surely be a success in life. Impressive.
|2 weeks 22 hours ago||Saturday movie re-runs||
As long as these Saturday movie re-runs keep ending the same way, I don't care how many times I watch the same thing--I will be hugely entertained.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Oxymoron||
"Unbiased journalist." No such thing. And I have spent my entire legal career defending them. They may claim to be unbiased, they may even try to be unbiased, but they don't even recognize how their biases influence what they write.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||How could this be a good thing?||
Our coaches are better able than we are to assess whether they would want Clark, or whether he is a head case. If Harbaugh wanted him, I would be comfortable assuming he knew better than we do what kind of kid Clark really is. It is outrageous that a school like UCLA would block a kid who was there for a few weeks from transferring wherever he wanted to, assuming there was no tampering with him by another school.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||All while playing catcher||
Toughest spot out there, and he played almost every game. The funny one liners sometimes obscure the fact he was one of the truly great ballplayers of all time.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Indy||
Yeah, if Harbaugh was going to leave for the NFL, it would certainly be to work for a jackass like Irsay. Too stupid to even contemplate.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Yes, and||
There is still a possibility that we finish a tier or two above Arizona in bowl bids. That's why doing projections for bowls in September is stupid, but, hey, ESPN.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I don't think that is correct||
Peppers played, ergo he did not redshirt. See, e.g., Harbaugh holding Morris out from the kneel-down to preserve his redshirt. One play and you lose it. He took a medical redshirt.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||TV?||
Maybe for some people it erodes the experience, but to me there is nothing quite like being in a full stadium with 98% of the people united behind your team, and watching it impose its will inexorably on the opponent as the game goes on. Seeing it at home or in a bar just cannot compare. To each his own, but if I were close by and could easily make every game, I would be at every game. Well, now that we have a competent coaching staff I would . . .
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Hey, you don't suppose||
they have a secret deal with David Brandon to come rescue their program?
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Thrilled||
I will be thrilled if multiple players on the team run out of room for helmet stickers this year. i suspect we all will be.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||No, we won't||
But we will be ranked after we beat BYU in two weeks!
|3 weeks 6 days ago||But more durable!||
Let's hope so. With a nickname like Vicious Vic, he must be.
|4 weeks 3 hours ago||You too?||
It'll always be St. Joe's to those of us who were there pre-merger.
|4 weeks 19 hours ago||Unless, of course,||
you already read him the riot act. Or maybe you read the riot act with regard to such displays to your entire team? Don't know, but I suspect we will in a few days.
|4 weeks 19 hours ago||Too soon to panic||
Week 1, new system, teams regularly improve most between first two games, the coaching staff is still the all-star group we all love, and Utah was a top 25 team playing at home. Disappointing OL and RB play for sure, but I am going to wait until they play BYU to draw any conclusions about how good we will be.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Yes, that, and||
make sure the first game is in Ann Arbor. They owe us the next one.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||You may be on to something with the OL||
Look at Trent Richardson. Superstar at Alabama behind a dominant line. In the pros, he looks slow, indecisive and has no vision--with three different teams. Which probably explains why he is looking for a job after the Raiders cut him. With Bama's line of a few years back, our guys probably look pretty damn good.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Punt returns||
I liked that Peppers seemed very comfortable catching the ball in traffic on punt returns. On the first Utah punt, I believe it was, he came running up to fair catch a short punt, surrounded by Utes, and never hesitated. Last year, that ball probably hits and bounces downfield for another 15 yards.