At press time, Harbaugh had sent Michigan’s athletic department an envelope containing a heavily annotated seating chart, a list of the 63,000 seat views he had found unsatisfactory, and a glowing 70-page report on section 25, row 12, seat 9, which he claimed is “exactly what the great sport of football is all about.”
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|11 weeks 2 days ago||This is pretty offensive.||
This is pretty offensive. Jalen Rose has donated money to the university and donated over $1 million to help kids in poor areas get better opportunities. He's created a leadership academy for Detroit kids and paid to renovate his high school's gym. He's ambassador and spokesman for the NBA's retired players association and won awards for his philathropy....yet Jalen only cares about Jalen. Seriously?
|21 weeks 2 days ago||Wait||
Wait, aren't Darboh & Chesson RS Jr's this coming season?
|25 weeks 2 days ago||Irony as in Harbaugh's||
Irony as in Harbaugh's comments back when he was at Stanford about M pushing football players into "easy" majors
|25 weeks 4 days ago||This is mesmerizing||
Kim Kardashian, eat your heart out
|26 weeks 2 days ago||Disinterested is meant more||
Disinterested is meant more for Smotrycz and lost meant for Chatman. Afterall, it was Smot's soph year, I hope he's not still lost at that point. And I think a lot of Smot's issues were in regards to his role in Beilein's system. If I remember correctly, I don't think he was too happy with the number of minutes he was getting at the 5 spot (i.e. he didn't want to be banging down low). I'm worried that maybe Chatman doesn't fit in to what Beilein wants from him in his system, ala Smot. Time will tell, hopefully an offseason does wonders.
|26 weeks 2 days ago||Chatman||
Does anyone else see any similarities to how Chatman looks out there to how Smotrycz looked in his final year here? Absolutely zero confidence in themselves, look incredibly disinterested/lost. Hope Chatman can stick through it and get to a place where he's utilizing all the athletic skills he has. Maybe it's just an offseason of weights and practicing with his teammates is all that he needs.
|27 weeks 1 day ago||Don't forget OL Darris||
Don't forget OL Darris Sawtelle (SP?) from the mid-2000's. Granted, he was a Tenn legacy (I forget if it was his father or grandfather that played there). Tenn used to get some solid Ohio kids from time to time too....strangely, it seems like none of these of these Mich/Ohio kids has ever worked out at Tenn.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||While technically true||
While technically true (turning down Meyer @ OSU), he did say yes to Meyer twice before, as a GA at Bowling Green and then joining him at UF in Urban's final year there (Muschamp held on to Durkin after Meyer left, not Meyer holding on to Durkin after Zook left). Clearly though, he's wisened with age.
|32 weeks 3 days ago||Wow. Considering how early||
Wow. Considering how early he decided for M and how he was a class leader with all the t-shirts, etc and how important education was to him, this is really surprising after just one semester....or was he an EE?
|37 weeks 3 days ago||I don't know Dave Ablauf all||
I don't know Dave Ablauf all that well, so take this as just an opinion, but when I volunteered for the athletic department when I was a student (2001), I worked with all the SIDs, including Dave, who was great from the little contact I had with him (football SID is obviously much busier than most of the other SIDs). So he's been there for a very long time and was Bruce Madej's right hand man (I assume he has taken Bruce's place with Bruce retiring). I doubt Dave is just a "Brandon guy" and is instead bringing up Harbaugh comments that were pretty disrespectful. I remember being on this blog when they were said and everyone ready to go to their local Ann Arbor torch & pitchfork store to skewer Harbaugh for life. I seem to remember a Mike Hart comment being "well, he just blew any chance he had of ever being Michigan coach"....time heals all wounds (and then some) I suppose.
|39 weeks 3 days ago||That 2nd point is key here.||
That 2nd point is key here. The recruits Beilein appeals to are the ones you want because they're gym rats and love the game and have a strong desire to get better. I'd rather have the kids that sign up because they buy in to what Beilein is selling in terms of becoming better than say, the top 25 recruit that signs up because of the glam & glitz of a Midnight Madness or the prestige of being a basketball player at a Kentucky or Kansas.
Not to mention, looking at previous years of the top 247 recruits, outside of the top 5 or 10 recruits, it's pretty hit or miss with the top guys. At this point, I'll trust Beilein's ability to identify the guys he wants out of the remaining guys that aren't in that top 5 or 10.
|42 weeks 2 days ago||Important Question||
Let's consider this before we get excited - how often is Bacon right/wrong with these types of things?
Also, making a guess means you should probably still bet on the field here.
|43 weeks 6 hours ago||Oregon had a bye week last||
Oregon had a bye week last week, so they had 12 days to prepare for this game.
I think the OL injuries had an effect, but as many have said, I don't Oregon's D is good and that certainly wasn't effected by OL injuries.
|46 weeks 20 min ago||Actually, NCAA busted Spence||
Actually, NCAA busted Spence for a year (like McGary) for that failed drug test (also for ecstasy), but he (and his parents) fought it saying it was slipped in his drink and got it reduced to 3 games. His dad threatened to sue the Big Ten because of the yearlong suspension.
Given that he clearly lied about it being slipped in his drink, dude should be suspended that full year (or worse given that he lied). But the more important matter here is that he gets help for what looks like an addiction.
|46 weeks 6 hours ago||Utah||
Wait, you said the Utah game scares you a lot. A lot a lot. But you gave it a 6.5 on the worry-meter, shouldn't it be like an 8? Because yes, that game makes me more nervous than any game, save MSU/OSU. If M loses there, they are 2-2 (most likely) and the players could easily lose confidence yet again, ala last season. Then they have to go on the road to Rutgers with that lack of confidence, and gulp, 2-3 could be staring them in the face....
|46 weeks 23 hours ago||Honestly, I felt immediately||
Honestly, I felt immediately after the game that it wasn't as bad as the scoreboard indicated. In part because of the final boxscore, but also, it just didn't seem THAT bad while I was watching it. Having said that, it did seem like one team (ND) was in complete control and knew exactly what they were doing, while another (M) seemed to be feeling things out and scrambling to have it all come together. Given the change in OC and the change in defensive philosophy, it would seem this would make a bit of a sense....here's to hoping it gels as the season goes along.
|46 weeks 4 days ago||Recommendation?||
Ace, glad to hear you're doing better and hope it continues. If I may ask, do you have any recommendations for a type of doctor you went to for food allergy tests/advice or for CFS? The reason I ask is that I've suffered through something that I'm not sure what it is. I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease, but the treatment I've had for it has put it into remission according to my GI doc. All the while, I'm still suffering all kinds of symptoms of something, GI related symptoms as well as some strange chronic fatigue/light-headedness/lack of focus that comes and goes at random times. Getting the Crohn's in remission has helped, but only like 20-40% helped. While I don't necessarily think I'm gluten intolerant (I don't feel worse after eating pasta/bread), I do think it could be a different food allergy issue or CFS even (though again I'm not sure that I have that as my situation isn't as bad as a number of stories I've read on the internet....but I am glad I have an office job because there is no way I could do physical work when I'm suffering through one of my "fatigue bouts"). So in summation, do you have a type of doc you could recommend? CFS seems to be something that all the docs I've talked to don't have much of a clue about and food allergy seems to be well down their list of possible causes.
Thanks! And keep spreading the word, chronic illness f'n sucks.
|46 weeks 5 days ago||At least the first part of||
At least the first part of that is inaccurate. ND got 3 points off of the turnovers. So the question becomes how do you lose by 28 and give up less than 300 yds of offense? I mean, it was 21-0 at halftime with 0 turnovers at that point.
I'm with a number of the folks that are saying this wasn't as bad as the scoreboard indicated, but it was as bad as what your eyes were seeing. ND looked in complete control and M was just looked like they were scrambling, trying to fit into new systems on both O and D. The most alarming thing to me though is how this team completely wilts and essentially quits when the going gets tough, specifically on the road. Guess I fell for all the offseason "this team is so much tighter, we're all best buds now, leadership everywhere" talk.
|47 weeks 2 days ago||3rd? It's only been UNC and||
3rd? It's only been UNC and UM, no?
|48 weeks 19 hours ago||Not really what he said. He||
Not really what he said. He said he'd be a Buckeye for life, as in "someone born and raised in Ohio", not a OSU Buckeye.
|48 weeks 3 days ago||Not according to Roseboro||
Not according to Roseboro himself - http://mgoblog.com/content/friday-recruitin-checks-frequent-flyer-miles
|48 weeks 4 days ago||Come on man, that's not what||
Come on man, that's not what he said at all if you are referring to his twitter comment.
I can't embed since I'm at work, but Farrell said he's getting a NC St. feeling early in the week but that is NOT his pick just yet. Did not mention Roseboro being a lean nor that he actually felt that's where he'll pick.
|49 weeks 4 hours ago||Interesting. I wonder if his||
Interesting. I wonder if his choice will boil down to what position he wants to play, instead of what school. UCLA saying "you're our next Anthony Barr" has to be pretty enticing for a recruit.
|49 weeks 4 hours ago||The mad scramble of crystal||
The mad scramble of crystal ball choices/flips to UM for Bilal started with Steve Wiltfong. He's generally "in the know" with a lot of Midwest kids, but he isn't always right. I bet the majority of the picks for UM for Bilal have to do with Wiltfong making his for UM. Here's to hoping Wiltfong's right!
|49 weeks 5 hours ago||Scout has him as an OLB as||
Scout has him as an OLB as well
|49 weeks 5 hours ago||Effect on KLS's recruitment||
So would this effect M's recruitment of him? Does he want to be a pass rushing OLB in college and thus make it less likely to choose M if they only want him at DE? Maybe nobody knows, but I'm curious if the recruiting sites are putting him at OLB on their own choice or is KLS saying this is what he wants to be in college?
|50 weeks 22 hours ago||I'm massively worried. It||
I'm massively worried. It helps that Hoke is hyping him up a bit, but nonetheless, it's definitely a major concern that won't go away unless he does somewhat solid against ND.
On the positive side of things, it sure seems like true freshman Cam Robinson is going to be starting at LT for Bama...and they're Bama.
|50 weeks 1 day ago||I like her writing for the||
I like her writing for the most part and this in no way takes away from her writing style, but I find she writes for people that don't actually pay attention to college football. Or maybe I just pay way too much attention to college football.
|50 weeks 2 days ago||Brandon didn't set up that||
Brandon didn't set up that home and home, Martin did. In fact, Brandon tried like hell to get it moved to a bigger venue (i.e. Giants stadium) but UConn didn't budge. I agree that with Mr. "Brand", he's going to want a large stadium with lots of people watching, so I imagine it will be 2 solid teams with solid tradition/history.
|50 weeks 2 days ago||UCLA has already been||
UCLA has already been announced in a home & home for 2022/2023. Va Tech is set for 2020/2021. Arkansas for 2018/2019. Oklahoma for 2025/2026.
I wonder if these new home and homes will be for that far out or will the athletic dept double up and Power 5 conference opponent home and homes.