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|6 hours 19 min ago||I wonder what he's up to||
I wonder what he's up to these days. He seems to be one of those former players who has disappeared off the face of the earth. I felt the same way about Elvis Grbac until Harbaugh had him talk to the team a few months back.
|18 hours 19 min ago||I'm still blown away that the||
I'm still blown away that the conference would even allow such a thing to happen in the first place, Dave Brandon or no Dave Brandon. In the last 40 years, no B1G team has had to travel to a rival's stadium two years in a row. That's unheard of in the modern era.
Granted, because of the number of teams in conference, there have been instances where there have been two straight (non-rival) meetings at one stadium but it was always evened out. For instance, we played Minnesota at the Metrodome in 2002 and 2003 and we played them at the big house in 2004 and 2005. In the 80's, we did a similar pattern when we played Iowa. Why the crap is there no effort to even out this thing with Sparty?
I was never a fan of Dave Brandon and I'm glad he's gone. But did he really have the power to fight that?
|1 day 4 hours ago||Because the league providing||
Because the league providing the balls would make too much sense.
|1 day 4 hours ago||Agree. I'll take Army, Air||
Agree. I'll take Army, Air Force and Navy over the MAC schools or 1-AA schools any time. Navy was a pretty common opponent during the Schembechler years.
It's also the only time you'll hear the big house crowd cheer for the opponent. During pregame of the Air Force game a couple years ago, it was weird to hear the cheers but at the same time, it made sense. You're not going to boo the Air Force.
|1 day 5 hours ago||I kind of like the thought of||
I kind of like the thought of a wall of honor...or something along those lines.
|1 day 23 hours ago||I should have pointed out on||
I should have pointed out on the kickoff against MSU, A-train finally gets brought down just a few away from a very dejected looking Nick Saban at 2:27 in.
|2 days 1 hour ago||(No subject)|
|2 days 8 hours ago||Ironically, Oregon State was||
Ironically, Oregon State was also the home opener for Harbaugh his senior year.
|2 days 8 hours ago||I know I'm in the minority||
I know I'm in the minority but conferences should have no more than 12 teams.
|3 days 6 hours ago||1999 against Wisconsin at||
1999 against Wisconsin at Camp Randall. David Terrell ran it 50 yards for the score. It was run to perfection.
|5 days 2 hours ago||If you give me your email||
If you give me your email address, I can email you the entire Ghost Busters halftime show and wave.
|5 days 4 hours ago||I love how excited the crowd||
I love how excited the crowd is to do the wave in 84. I have an old Detroit News article on the 85 Notre Dame game (Harbaugh's junior year) and it mentions that the first half was a total snoozer. The only entertaining thing being the students several failed attempts at starting the wave. Had the newness of the wave already faded after two years?
|5 days 4 hours ago||That's kind of impressive||
That's kind of impressive when you also factor in that Cook had a superior defense and better OL to work with than Rudock.
|5 days 23 hours ago||Rece is probably the best||
Rece is probably the best possible replacement for him. I always liked him. Plus, he gets bonus points for calling us Meeeechigan ala Ufer.
|6 days 8 hours ago||RB||
|6 days 8 hours ago||I got highlight reels for all||
I got highlight reels for all but three of these players to help make your decisions.
|6 days 8 hours ago||WR||
|1 week 5 hours ago||That video from 77 is||
That video from 77 is amazing. I envy anyone who got to experience THE GAME during the Ten Year War. So many times where both teams were ranked in the top 5 and battling for that Rose Bowl or no bowl.
|1 week 20 hours ago||Tennessee/Oklahoma?? And the||
Tennessee/Oklahoma?? And the winner getting an edge on the national title race? The Vols went 7-6 last year. I'm completely lost.
|1 week 1 day ago||Going in knowing what we know||
Going in knowing what we know about Rudock is a little more comforting than the combo of Sheridan and Threet. But I'll knock on wood just in case.
|1 week 1 day ago||That was a good read. I'm||
That was a good read.
I'm kind of disappointed that this is Harbaugh's first game. Even with the pieces Utah lost, it's going to be very difficult to win there. I'm not expecting us to be world beaters in year one but winning the first game to a hopeful start of a new era would feel pretty amazing.
|1 week 1 day ago||I kind of agree but the||
I kind of agree but the original title of the book was, "The rise and fall of Michigan Football," which many found a little too depressing.
Now that we have Hackett and Harbaugh, you can say "return" in regards to them. But I'm sure many others outside the program will find the title to be very Notre Dameish.
|1 week 1 day ago||With "Three & Out," I read up||
With "Three & Out," I read up until the night before RichRod's first game but couldn't go any further and relive the countless horrors. So I mailed the book to my uncle in California.
With this one, I'm going to read through the whole thing, because of the epic light at the end of the tunnel. Not just the hiring of Harbaugh but Dave Brandon's exit.
Although, I'm still kind of in shock mode that Harbaugh is our head coach. I fear sometimes that I'm going to wake up and it's still the week following last year's Minnesota game.
|1 week 1 day ago||All of last season is a||
All of last season is a horrible blur of crap.
I can't remember which day it was but Desmond said on Gameday that he went to the Michigan practices that week and didn't like what he saw. Something about Peppers looking like the only player that was putting any effort in.
|1 week 1 day ago||And the very next week, that||
And the very next week, that same Northwestern team lost 27-17 to a crappy 9 loss Iowa team, with a very less than impressive offensive display.
This was a common trend during the Carr years. Teams would bring their absolute 'A' game against us and then absolutely sh*t the bed the next week against a crappy opponent.
|1 week 2 days ago||It was Seth Smith who caught||
It was Seth Smith who caught the pass and dove out of bounds. He was a lethal return man who transferred after that season for some reason.
|1 week 4 days ago||Epic. And yes, I know I'm a||
Epic. And yes, I know I'm a dork but the theme song is my current ring tone.
|1 week 4 days ago||Erase||
|1 week 5 days ago||OSU has been taking their||
OSU has been taking their band to Happy Valley ever since PSU joined the conference in 93. I wonder why they never have this issue. As we all know, the inbreds from Columbus travel well.
|1 week 5 days ago||Penn State is also||
Penn State is also wishy-washy when it comes to visiting bands. For the epic Judgment Day game in 97, they told us we couldn't bring the band. But they allowed us to bring the band in 99 and 01.