MGoPodcast 10.4: She Doesn't Deserve It

MGoPodcast 10.4: She Doesn't Deserve It Comment Count

Seth September 24th, 2018 at 7:02 AM

1 hours and 23 minutes

The Sponsors

We can do this because people support us. You should support them too so they’ll want to do it again next year! The show is presented by UGP & The Bo Store, and if it wasn’t for Rishi and Ryan we would have office jobs and STILL be depressed about losing by a touchdown at Notre Dame.

Our other sponsors are also key to all of this: HomeSure Lending, Peak Wealth Management, Ann Arbor Elder Law, the Residence Inn Ann Arbor Downtown, the University of Michigan Alumni Association, Michigan Law Grad,Human Element, and Lantana Hummus

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1. Offense

starts at 1:00

Game was out of hand too quickly to see downfield throws—what with PI turned off and all, 5.5 YPA isn't a concern. Higdon TD they inserted Mason on the back side of the line, playside LB followed him. Mason as the Mooseback inside the 10: yum. Hidgon looked more tackle-breaky, better fit for M's offense. McCaffrey looks to have seized #2—arm strength eh, run speed McCaffreyian. Michigan may have something in Ronnie Bell. Ambry Thomas Pepcat package? Tru Wilson setting up blocks. Pass pro better?: Michigan chipping especially on JBB's side. Vastardis is the 3rd center.

2. Defense

starts at 27:36

Targeting on Khaleke Hudson was complete and total garbage from the WORST officiating crew in the Power 5. He's tackling the quarterback with his face in the QB's chest. That's what you want! Glasgow had some busts and some plays. Bush got an ooooh hit from the crowd. Rashan Gary read the message boards this week. Josh "Martellus" good all-around game. Deeply unfair PI calls: hate PI on terribly thrown balls when the DB is in a better position than the receiver.

3. Special Teams/General Thoughts

starts at 54:23

David doesn't believe in "getting on the board." Brian isn't properly impressed enough at DPJ's return. David isn't properly impressed by Oliver Martin's athleticism. Nobody was expecting Will Hart's Heisman campaign. Nebraska uses the return fair catch rule correctly and the Michigan fans booed them.

4. Around the Big Ten with Jamie Mac Without Jamie Mac

starts at 1:14:56

Jamie couldn't make it. How does the Purdue defense hold [annoyingly good former M commit RB] to under 100 yards? The Gio Rescigno Era resumes, Buffalo more than covers the spread. #FloatTheBoat. Weird Penn State was willing to play on a Friday night, but it's on the road vs Illinois and gives them an extra day before OSU. Pass to open up the run against MSU and throw inside: Whop had a big day, IU did not. Wisconsin survives Kinnick at Night, Iowa couldn't field a punt.

MUSIC

  • "MMMBop"—Hanson
  • "Scotty Doesn't Know"—Lustra
  • "What You Meant"—Franz Ferdinand
  • “Across 110th Street”

THE USUAL LINKS

    You and your sad field goals.

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    MGoRadio 4.3: MGoRadio With Ron Parker Without Ron Parker

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    Seth September 21st, 2018 at 7:06 PM

    [photo: Matt Demorest]

    1 hour and 35 minutes

    The Sponsors

    We can do this because people support us. You should support them too so they’ll want to do it again next year! The show is presented by UGP & The Bo Store, and if it wasn’t for Rishi and Ryan we’d be all be very sad ex-SBNation employees with “real” jobs.

    Our other sponsors are also key to all of this: HomeSure Lending, Peak Wealth Management, Ann Arbor Elder Law, the Residence Inn Ann Arbor Downtown, the University of Michigan Alumni Association, Michigan Law Grad, Human Element, and Lantana Hummus

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    1. Upon Further Review: SMU

    starts at 1:00

    Takeaways on offense: Shea is a super accurate QB. Run game is still good. Passing game as a whole is a marked improvement. This is a very short segment.

    2. The Sklars, Part I: We Grill Them on Comedy

    starts at 10:07

    We talk about the history of their comedic routine and then share a handful of amusing stories abut sports and life. Also: will Michigan ever rush the Big House field ever again? Brian doesn't to talk about sports but the Sklars only want to talk about sports.

    3. The Sklars, Part II: They Grill Brian on Football

    starts at 44:15

    Our esteemed guests stayed for more! Brian and the Sklars debate potential movie ideas, how comedy has changed over the years, and why they love reading MGoBlog. Grant Newsome is a future President, Rashan Gary is a team leader. Mark Dantonio’s heart attacks are disrespected.

    4. Nebraska Preview

    starts at 1:12:25

    Nebraska’s QB Adrian Martinez may play, but if he does, he’s pretty good at running. The Huskers rely a lot on Zone Read. Small tweaks to basic concepts. Passing comes out of those sets. Pretty good WR corps and another good slot dude. Michigan needs to keep contain if Martinez plays. Nebraska’s defense is bad. Retooling the scheme and personnel in year 1 under Frost and Erik Chinander. Michigan needs help from the TE’s to have success on the ground against big defensive linemen. Patterson needs to be ready to feast.

    MUSIC:

    If you or a friend made some good tunes and don't have a label out scrubbing for them we'd be happy to feature you.

    Featured tonight: The Neal Anderson Quintet

    • “M-119”
    • “Parallel Fifths”
    • “Bacon Sundae”
    • “Across 110th Street”

    THE USUAL LINKS:

    Welcome to Ft. Worth, he was alive when we left.

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    WTKA Roundtable 9/20/2018: Why Don't We Stiff-Arm More Running Backs?

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    Seth September 21st, 2018 at 7:15 AM

    Things discussed:

    • The Lions covered the spread!
    • Complain about an offense that scored on 6/9 drives
    • The 1st quarter/the commercial breaks/heat/tedium put the game in a worse light
    • Down G has been successful because opponents are straining to beat Power
    • Bredeson bad day? Weird mental errors, especially from the TEs
    • Higdon was missed. Evans looked more like a hamstring than a cramp :(
    • What is targeting?
    • The Proche problem: JKP needs to get back in because he's their answer. This is open so Michigan can defend jet sweeps
    • Caller: WRAP UP! Tackle with your arms.
    • Officiating crew was motley.
    • Michigan is playing more zone this year.
    • Throw more? How many times has Michigan gotten their quarterback healthy to the Ohio State game?
    • Scott Frost's mom.

    You can catch the entire episode on Michigan Insider's podcast stream on Podbean.

    Segment two is here. Segment three is here.

    THE USUAL LINKS

    Scott Frost's mom didn't put Rutgers in the Big Ten

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    MGoPodcast 10.3: Kings Do Not Ride Horses

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    Seth September 17th, 2018 at 7:35 AM

    The Sponsors

    We can do this because people support us. You should support them too so they’ll want to do it again next year! The show is presented by UGP & The Bo Store, and if it wasn’t for Rishi and Ryan we would have office jobs and STILL be depressed about losing by a touchdown at Notre Dame.

    Our other sponsors are also key to all of this: HomeSure Lending, Peak Wealth Management, Ann Arbor Elder Law, the Residence Inn Ann Arbor Downtown, the University of Michigan Alumni Association, Michigan Law Grad,Human Element, Lantana Hummus and debuting this year, The Ann Arbor District Library

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    1. Offense

    starts at 1:00

    Cranky beginning and they score on their last six drives. Shea looked like he didn't know what he was seeing when he got time: the INT and the shoulda-INT. Then he fixed it. The Gentry Zone is higher than the #Buttzone, should be more of the offense. Pass-blocking was non-disastrous. DPJ Day. Good Evans/Bad Evans and how to use Chris Evans. Patterson needs to keep it more often on zone reads. Felt like gameplan was Higdon-based and they had to use Evans at gametime. Extended Wilson time: pretty good. Ruiz busts.

    2. Defense

    starts at 30:54

    If SMU gets yards it's gonna be James Proche. It was Proche. Slants slants slants—dude just beat Kinnel and Metellus on those. Corners held that down—why no Ambry in Dime? Why not Lavert Hill on that guy all day? Why not do something? Defense got a metric ton of crap penalties: Hudson timed his "offsides" blitz perfectly because he timed the jet motion. Okay-est PI: Ross. Worst PI: Kinnel when the ball hits a GA 10 yards into the sideline AND it wasn't interference. If you're getting held on edge runs go down because they won't call it otherwise. So weird they never call it anymore when arms are outside shoulderpads. Dwumfour was a pass-rushing specialist in this one—that's what he's good at.

    3. Special Teams & Feelingsball

    starts at 54:23

    One of the least fun games ever gone to. This commercial break obviated by Corporation X. Nordin's field goals can get out of the stadium. SMU squibs. Sonny Dykes what are you doing, running into the line twice then punting, then getting your cheap yards at the end to keep us in the stadium. In 22 minutes of game time they had an entire basketball game's worth of commercial breaks. Sitting in the stadium I feel like a sap. What's that paying for because it's not professional referees.

    4. Around the Big Ten wsg Jamie MacMillan

    starts at 1:14:56

    Big Ten lost 7 games to unranked opponents. Michigan's next four opponents lost to Troy, Akron, Temple, and BYU. IU has some good receivers when they're healthy, have a hard time with running QBs and Lewerke looms. Kansas beat Rutgers better than Ohio State did; Sitkowski had another three picks. #CannonIntheD is dead. Wisconsin upset is insane—BYU had four position-switch defenders. Kasim Hill looked worse against Temple than Texas. USF puts 600 yards on Illinois. Nebraska-Troy: UNL still outgained them by 100 yards, didn't have Martinez, Troy is not terrible. Refs hand OSU a win over TCU, who survived with a JuCo left tackle vs Bosa.

    MUSIC

    • "A Horse With No Name"—Michelle Branch's version
    • "Wild Horses"—The Rolling Stones
    • "Super 8"—Jason Isbell
    • “Across 110th Street”

    THE USUAL LINKS

      You have these referees who can't tell their ass from their other ass

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      MGoRadio 4.2: The College of Phrasing

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      Seth September 14th, 2018 at 7:15 PM

      1 hour and 38 minutes

      The Sponsors

      We can do this because people support us. You should support them too so they’ll want to do it again next year! The show is presented by UGP & The Bo Store, and if it wasn’t for Rishi and Ryan we’d be all be very sad ex-SBNation employees with “real” jobs.

      Our other sponsors are also key to all of this: HomeSure Lending, Peak Wealth Management, Ann Arbor Elder Law, the Residence Inn Ann Arbor Downtown, the University of Michigan Alumni Association, Michigan Law Grad, Human Element, Lantana Hummus and The Ann Arbor District Library

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      1. Offense vs WMU

      starts at 1:00

      Michigan’s pass protection was good but were never really given opportunities. Run blocking wasn't a quantum leap forward compared to previous, but that’s not bad because Michigan’s run blocking is already good. Shea’s throws were mostly very good, he feels like the 5 star he was touted to be. Tru Wilson and Jake McCurry looked sharp in garbage time. Can we see more Hudson and Honigford please?

      2. Defense vs WMU

      starts at 17:55

      Carlo Kemp was the big story of the week, earning a net 7.5 on this week’s UFR. Who knows if Dwumfour will ever emerge, but Kemp is on track to be a 3-tech starter. Kwitty Paye looked good. Josh Ross looks like he’s pulling away from Devin Gil. LaVert Hill is not A+ yet but just an A is fine.

      3. Gimmicky Top Five: Real Schools That Sound Fake

      starts at 37:04

      Brian and Seth get animated about North Texas and armadillos. Then they begin naming their top 5 real colleges that sound fake..

      4. SMU Preview

      starts at 58:56

      SMU got shredded by North Texas and then TCU. They’re not good and probably the worst team on Michigan’s schedule this year. They have a Kansas transfer at tackle (!). The Mustangs have a pretty good slot receiver though. There’s just not much talent on this roster anywhere and a ton of transfers.

      MUSIC:

      If you or a friend made some good tunes and don't have a label out scrubbing for them we'd be happy to feature you. Featured tonight: The Champaign Saints

      • “Don't Cost My Name”—The Champaign Saints
      • “The Love Unconscious”—The Champaign Saints
      • “Ann Arbor Midnights”—The Champaign Saints
      • “Across 110th Street”

      THE USUAL LINKS:

      I want to talk about the guy whose butt he was cutting off of

      Comments

      WTKA Roundtable 9/13/2018: Who is Matt Patricia?

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      Seth September 14th, 2018 at 7:09 AM

      Things discussed:

      • Craig Ross’s radio firsts
      • Good to pound a bad opponent rather than struggling, e.g. Cincy, AF
      • Door is wide open for freshman tackles.
      • Down G: Second week in a row my Neck Sharpies is the first topic of the show. Thanks Sam!
      • We won’t see it as often in the future: this was a wrinkle that was good against WMU.
      • Running backs and WMU being bad caused the good day on the ground.
      • Lions vs 49ers odds.
      • Craig’s history lesson: Detroit Wolverines were bought by New York just so they could steal Benny Friedman, so Detroit had to steal the Portland Lions.
      • At 17:50 they come back to Michigan’s OL if you want to skip the Lions. Hudson looked very good in his limited time.
      • Tru Wilson had one of those flip-a-guy cut blocks
      • EXTREMELY low pass protection opportunities says Michigan still thinks they can’t pass block.
      • SMU: Not good.
      • Shea turns easy throws into easy catches. Missed 3 throws.
      • Sam: Brandon Watson has been M’s best corner.
      • Kemp does pretty well against a meatball
      • Hurst was Hurst-y by this point in Dwumfour’s career.
      • Josh Ross is comin’. Think he’s your WLB and gonna have a great career.

      You can catch the entire episode on Michigan Insider's podcast stream on Podbean.

      Segment two is here. Segment three is here.

      THE USUAL LINKS

      I didn’t flip out over a Lions loss. I took it in stride.

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      MGoPodcast 10.2: Return to Hat Sender

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      Seth September 10th, 2018 at 7:28 AM

      1 hour and 53 minutes

      The Sponsors

      We can do this because people support us. You should support them too so they’ll want to do it again next year! The show is presented by UGP & The Bo Store, and if it wasn’t for Rishi and Ryan we would have office jobs and STILL be depressed about losing by a touchdown at Notre Dame.

      Our other sponsors are also key to all of this: HomeSure Lending, Peak Wealth Management, Ann Arbor Elder Law, the Residence Inn Ann Arbor Downtown, the University of Michigan Alumni Association, Michigan Law Grad,Human Element, Lantana Hummus and debuting this year, The Ann Arbor District Library

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      1. Offense

      starts at 1:00

      Booing after the first drive is a new level of grumpiness. Deatherage is the greatest football last name. That cut that Chris Evans can make should be a regular part of the offense. Four or five Shea Patterson throws were very impressive. Redshirts and backup hour.

      2. Defense

      starts at 30:28

      At what point does it become not okay to crack a shutout with a field goal when that can't help you win? It was blocked, but ethically permissible. The 3-tech rotation is Kemp now. Hill in the slot is pleasing. Hawkins played well again—working his way onto the field—he's the next safety up after the starters. Ross is now leading that WLB race. Brian doesn't believe we call Watson #Swatson so he owes me a candy bar. Backup hour: Carl Myers played before Jeter, concern at DT depth now?

      3. Special Teams & Feelingsball

      starts at 50:34

      Nordin misses a 40ish-yard field goal—doesn't make us feel fuzzy. Will Hart punts for 170 yards on three punts tho. If he's going to average 56 yards per punt they can put a redshirt on Robbins. Props to Western Michigan's big big boy at tight end. God bless everyone who doesn't say dumb stuff at a football game.

      4. Around the Big Ten wsg Jamie MacMillan

      starts at 1:06:36

      Jonathan Taylor fumbles, Wisconsin still rumbles. Illinois wanted more flair out of their last win of 2018. Rutgers can now score on Ohio State, plays Kansas next. Antoine Winfield Jr.'s crazy notwithstanding, a bit close for Fresno, but their walk-on QB is better than guys they had before. Penn State pulled away in the 2nd half in the rain, Pitt is only running and their Aussie punter can't hold onto the ball. El Assico shoulda ended 6-3. Indiana football has completed DeBorded. The Golden Age of Eastern Michigan football. Northwestern loses the Quiz Bowl. Nebraska almost beats Colorado and almost doesn't lose their only quarterback. MSU El-Assico went to whoever learned to stop running first; State's secondary is not good. I don't want to know who the Arizona State running back is.

      MUSIC

      • "September"—Earth, Wind & Fire
      • "PDA"—Interpol
      • "Do the Bartman"—The Simpsons (w/ Michael Jackson)
      • “Across 110th Street”

      THE USUAL LINKS

        This is like the Brady-Henson situation except Henson is a potato

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        MGoRadio 4.1: Scuffle at the Bo Store

        MGoRadio 4.1: Scuffle at the Bo Store Comment Count

        Seth September 7th, 2018 at 7:12 PM

        1 hour and 14 minutes

        The Sponsors

        We can do this because people support us. You should support them too so they’ll want to do it again next year! The show is presented by UGP & The Bo Store, and if it wasn’t for Rishi and Ryan you’d have to deal with the fact that Eleven Warriors is the only large independent single-team sports blog on the internet that someone can do for a job.

        Our other sponsors are also key to all of this: HomeSure LendingPeak Wealth ManagementAnn Arbor Elder Law, the Residence Inn Ann Arbor Downtown, the University of Michigan Alumni AssociationMichigan Law Grad,Human ElementLantana Hummus and debuting this year, The Ann Arbor District Library

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        1. Notre Dame: The Hideously Depressing Things

        starts at 1:00

        The tackles cannot cannot cannot pass block—Runyan was indeed worse than JBB on about as many (not many) chances. Defensive tackle was really the letdown—Dwumfour had two big bad plays but also some just bad plays where he was blown out. Lo Marshall feels like the starter. Mone’s snaps generate some discussion.

        2. Banner Stories with Jon Falk

        starts at 16:25

        Michigan Equipment Manager/Legend Jon Falk calls in to talk about the history of the M Go Blue banner, and shares a few stories from his new book “Forty Years in the Big House,” which can be purchased from his car.

        3. Notre Dame: The Nice Things

        starts at 35:48

        Seth asks about things that aren’t hideously depressing from the Notre Dame game. Wide Receivers! Patterson! Weakside linebacker! Brad Hawkins got off to a bumpy start but then settled down.

        4. WMU Preview

        starts at 50:27

        Jon Wassink was very bad against MSU last year but now he’s good? Broncos are a passing spread team with solid talent for a MAC team, some NFL dudes. Drake Harris returns to Ann Arbor and Seth predicts that Michigan won’t be dunked on by Harris. WMU is a blitz heavy defense that puts its safeties at 6 yards. Incredulous Brian counts players on a screen. Seth explains his middle school fighting career.

        MUSIC:

        If you or a friend made some good tunes and don't have a label out scrubbing for them we'd be happy to feature you. Featured tonight: Greenland!

        THE USUAL LINKS:

        Please don't cut my head off and put me in a gangster's bed

        Comments

        WTKA Roundtable 9/6/2018: The Stalinists Are Going to Kill Him Anyway

        WTKA Roundtable 9/6/2018: The Stalinists Are Going to Kill Him Anyway Comment Count

        Seth September 6th, 2018 at 9:02 PM

        Things discussed:

        • Craig Ross is the Millard Fillmore of radio personalities.
        • Nike and Kaep: boycotting WTAK
        • Dwumfour, Dwumfour hype got turtled.
        • Hawkins tipped the ball to the guy. M used a lot more Cover 2—Hawkins was good at it.
        • M had the right D scheme: make Wimbush throw bombs.
        • Patterson's got to find the Butt Zone.
        • Caller asks about my Neck Sharpies: M thought they could get away with it, didn't. Too much of this 2008 stuff in offenses since 2008.
        • JBB didn't get used much in the run game
        • Why don't you Manball?
        • Craig Ross pulls out a Trotsky reference that Brian gets.
        • If Michigan doesn't change personnel and strategies to compensate for the OT deficiencies this year they're losing 3 or 4 more games.
        • Don't ask them to say it; the gameplan tells you what the coaches think about their tackles.

        You can catch the entire episode on Michigan Insider's podcast stream on Podbean.

        Segment two is here. Segment three is here.

        THE USUAL LINKS

        I don't wear jock clothes because that would be misleading

        Comments

        MGoPodcast 10.1: Think of the Worms

        MGoPodcast 10.1: Think of the Worms Comment Count

        Seth September 4th, 2018 at 7:15 AM

        1 hour and 39 minutes

        Ace still out so Seth and Dave sit in.

        The Sponsors

        We can do this because people support us. You should support them too so they’ll want to do it again next year! The show is presented by UGP & The Bo Store, and if it wasn’t for Rishi and Ryan we would have office jobs and STILL be depressed about losing by a touchdown at Notre Dame.

        Our other sponsors are also key to all of this: HomeSure Lending, Peak Wealth Management, Ann Arbor Elder Law, the Residence Inn Ann Arbor Downtown, the University of Michigan Alumni Association, Michigan Law Grad,Human Element, Lantana Hummus and debuting this year, The Ann Arbor District Library

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        1. Mourning

        starts at 1:00

        David talks about the press box. Brian is staring down a season of everyone angry at each other and the takers leaping over themselves to channel that anger into relevance. We try to talk Brian into continuing to do this for a living despite doing this in the most depressing period in Michigan football history since the 1960s.

        2. Offense

        starts at 19:12

        Half of the time Michigan's offensive tackles were asked to not get the quarterback killed they didn't get the quarterback killed. Runyan even managed to ruin plays where he was given a job like "pretend to lose this block" and still screwed it up.

        3. Defense

        starts at 42:52

        Much happier section, for the second half. Brad Hawkins got lights in his eyes. Hill got beat. A few bad calls made it harder than it should have been to get off the field.

        4. Around the Big Ten wsg Jamie MacMillan

        starts at 1:12:06

        Spend some time wondering if Penn State and Michigan State are bad because of near losses to bad teams. Spend not enough time deconstructing Maryland beating Texas AGAIN. You won't like the theme that emerges.

        MUSIC

        • "The Heart Of Saturday Night"—Tom Waits
        • "Bills, Bills, Bills"—They Might Be Giants (orig by Destiny's Child)
        • "We Are ND"—Freekbass
        • “Across 110th Street”

        THE USUAL LINKS

          It was a performance as bad as Braylon Edwards's tweets.

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