Freshman play assessment

Freshman play assessment

Submitted by Dilla Dude on September 8th, 2012 at 7:28 PM

I'm sure that this game was stress-inducing for everyone, but I have to say I like what a saw from a few of the freshmen today.

TE Devin Funchess had a good day with 4 catches for 106 yards, and looks to be a nice go-to threat for Denard.. Joe Bolden finished the game with 10 tackles, and James Ross had that big tackle to force 4th down.

Not perfect by any means, and we have a lot to work on. But i'm excited to see more from these guys and others going forward to the BIG season. What say you?

Jake Ryan, #47

Jake Ryan, #47

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on September 8th, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Jake Ryan with a career day. 11 tackles and probably the most important stat, the pass knockdown at the end of the game to seal it. For the first time in 85 years, we saw a #47 suit up for Michigan today. He lives up to his past.

I'm positive he made the original #47 proud today and he watching.

Thanks Bennie Oosterbaan, Michigan Football Legend.


Line Play: We know nothing till ND

Line Play: We know nothing till ND

Submitted by Chi-Blue on September 8th, 2012 at 7:10 PM

As I saw in the open game thread there is much chatter about our team as a whole, but especially our defensive line. Here's the thing though we really won't learn anything more about our team until we play ND in my opinion. The verdict is nowhere near being in yet. 

Alabama - Light years ahead of us, or really about 3 if we keep recruiting the way we have. Both lines were way better and they showed why they will again challenge for a national crown.

Air Force - They run such a different scheme that I really think its hard to evaluate our team after watching that. I know we looked as if we had no discipline, but thats really difficult to gauge a team when going against an offense that our defense has probably never seen in their career all the way back to PW.

UMASS - Lost to Indiana today by like 40 points . . . really they did. We wont know anymore after the slaughter next week either.

Notre Dame. This is where we will fianally get an idea of how good we are. They have a pretty good defensive line and LB's. Offensive line is nothing special, but seems like a more typical type of line that we will see in BIG play.

Wait till ND until we pronounce any verdict on the line.

Where was Demens??

Ace Williams No Longer Covering Michigan Football

Ace Williams No Longer Covering Michigan Football

Submitted by Caesar on September 8th, 2012 at 3:23 PM

Apparently, he's getting a job in London. His farewell post is hilariously self-aggrandizing and blissfully short.  The link is removed by request and his post and comments are below:


Go blue and farewell!

By Ace Williams on September 6 01:35 AM UTC

Fans and critics -

As of this morning, I have accepted a job in London, starting October 1. I will no longer be writing about Michigan football. It has been a hell of a year breaking the most interesting stories on Michigan football. I was featured on, Yahoo Sports, AOL, Chicago Tribune, Dan Patrick show, Deadspin, Fox Sports, Fox News and many other publications.

One radio host even dubbed me the King of Michigan Football Media, a homage to my controversial style similar to Howard Stern.

I set out to give the average fan a glimpse inside Michigan football and break some stories that the traditional media and blogs were too scared to write. I am very certain I have accomplished that. Chat Sports has found a replacement to write an insider column, someone who I interviewed for the role recently and will do a helluva job. Stay tuned for that announcement.


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dude, you were more like the Lance Armstrong of Michigan Football. A guy who was dishonest and who stole from others.
September 6 02:43 AM UTC

Brian Collins 

I know this isn't the point, but Lance Armstrong has donated more money to charities across America, particularly cancer research, than any other athlete alive. Anyway, I really enjoyed reading your articles Ace. You will be missed dearly but I know you have bigger and better things in your future. Good luck and Go Blue!
September 6 07:44 AM UTC


I guess this means you won't reveal your 'source' for half the team being stoned for the AppState game? You represent the very worst in journalism. British tabloids are a great fit.
September 8 07:00 PM UTC


Fuck you and get off my lawn!
September 8 11:56 PM UTC


don't let the door hit your ass on the way out.
September 9 01:16 AM UTC

How can you listen to the game on your phone?

How can you listen to the game on your phone?

Submitted by 2 Walter Smith on September 8th, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Does anyone know a website or preferably an app that allows you to listen to the game on your phone.  I don't have an iphone, but I do have a smart phone.  I have the dreaded fall wedding to attend.  Any help is appreciated.  Go Blue!

Mich Prop Bet Opinion

Mich Prop Bet Opinion

Submitted by Ziff72 on September 8th, 2012 at 12:08 PM

Before I lose my kids college fund, I wanted to poll the Mgoblog community on this bet.

Vincent Smith Over/under 9 carries.  

With Fitz back starting, Denard looking to run the ball, Rawls, Hopkins, Hayes etc..  I can't see him going over.   The only situation I see him going over is if we blow them out and he's the designated scrub time back.  

Agree or disagree?