January 22nd, 2011 at 5:50 PM ^

Why do so many people on this blog think that mgoblog is the only site it's members read? I understand people linking obscure stuff but I am getting sick and tired of freep/detnews/ESPN/m-live/CBS front page content being posted as new threads (with the author expecting praise for getting the 2nd hand scoop). Come on. Ok I'm done now.


January 22nd, 2011 at 5:58 PM ^

The sites mentioned are without meaningful commentary. Even if Mgo remains only a place where news is discussed, it is nonetheless a centralized location where we can surely find any news. Is it easier to check 4-6 other sources (not to mention twitter) or Mgo after a day away from the computer? Definitely Mgo. We also receive comments from Tom/Brian/NotBkFinest that are worthy of a paywall on topics which are "secondhand".


January 22nd, 2011 at 6:11 PM ^

I, personally, do rely on the board to get my Michigan info from the various reporting sources. While I could check everywhere on my own, I prefer just coming here for news. If nothing else, I like reading comments on Michigan-related news without having to sift through all of the "scUM" commentaries.

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, I just don't understand what the big deal is with these types of posts. It was clearly labeled; if you know about it, ignore it. I'm not a frequent commenter, but it is annoying that every third thread seems to require a debate regarding its thread-worthiness. This is over and above the fact that responding to a conversation starter with "this topic is not sufficiently new to me" is rude, and ultimately is just bullying the op. I know its the internet, but stop being a dick.


January 22nd, 2011 at 7:03 PM ^

I question this sites credibility because there is zero contact info,but an interesting piece of info that could be true.

Draper’s resignation is not a surprise as insiders report that Athletic Director David Brandon was set to terminate his employment as he believed Draper was a media leak during the Rich Rodriguez firing fiasco.

It is believed that Draper was Fox 2′s source for most of its reporting during the 48 hour drama that unfolded before Rodriguez was fired as Head Coach at Michigan.  Some believe that Brandon set a trap for Draper to test his loyalty and Draper failed badly when he leaked inside information to Fox 2 in Detroit.

Brandonhas been setting this “traps” since he arrived in Ann Arbor as Athletic Director and has weeded out many of the “leaks” within the athletic department at Michigan.  The new mantra is “Those Who Stay Will Shut Up”

From: http://bighousenation.com/


January 22nd, 2011 at 7:19 PM ^

this position doesnt have a whole lot of involvement with the team.  They are typically the person who books travel, sets up camps etc and community involvement.

A relative of mine has the same job @ MSU for the Volleyball team.


January 22nd, 2011 at 10:01 PM ^

How does coordinating travel, lodging, player appearances, coach appearances, etc not amount to significant involvement with the team? I can't speak to what other teams' director of ops do, but Draper was around the players and coaches on a daily basis.

Oh, and he was/is a complete a$$ hole. I have zero sympathy for him and his massive underbite. The compliance crap is honestly the least of it.

/ rant over

James Burrill Angell

January 22nd, 2011 at 10:22 PM ^

I hate to kick a guy while he's down but I've had to deal with the guy quite a few times over the last few years because of various University projects and I found him to be nothing but detestable. I remember him when he started 20 something years ago as a the video coordinator and he was an arrogant not particularly intelligent kid out of EMU. Apparently he never got smarter as he was fairly culpable in the NCAA fracas and by the reports posted on this site earlier in the year, it appears the arrogance only got worse.

Good riddance.