January 19th, 2018 at 1:00 PM ^

They all have terrible grammar, and cannot put together a sentence that can be read with ease.

They all, being:
Michigan fan in nut country
Honest Abe
Remember the Alamo
All the Bigger and Blacker accounts
Danny RC

And many, many more.


January 19th, 2018 at 1:35 PM ^

Some of these mgonerds just take this board too seriously and get butt hurt if someone other than them find notoriety or posts first I think. Honestly as a long time reader, I’m finding people like timmayy and other troll hunters are more disruptive to this board than any of the actual trolls are. They do more to derail a thread more than a troll ever has


January 19th, 2018 at 2:19 PM ^

I fingered him on or around his first day, and I don’t ever pay attention to this stuff. His first comments on here were some witty repostes with another fake profile in a bowl game thread or a thread about refs or something stupid.

This guy does this all the time so that he can build up a bunch of points right away without people noticing. The other account was caved, but this one survived, probably because he stopped commenting as prodigiously soon after he built his point total up.

I’d bet anything this is the same troll.


January 19th, 2018 at 7:56 PM ^

It's mostly just that I've become pretty observant about certain users posting habits. This one is first on a thread pretty often, always backs up Harbaugh, makes disparaging comments about other schools frequently, and gets defensive without being too vitriolic. Also, on the threads that I notice this guy being first on, it's always during the little "break" periods between other alternate accounts being outed.

So that stuff, combined with the avatar, the join date, and general tone of posts makes me think it's wd. I've thought it for a while now, but this one hasn't been too obnoxious so I never commented on it. There are still a couple others that I have an eye on. I can't help but notice it now, and I really don't think I'm wrong. 


January 19th, 2018 at 12:51 PM ^

I'm not pinning that loss on him, just still wondering where all the stuff was that we saw in that game was at all year. Similar to this year's game. Instead we got running up the middle 20 times and only scoring 10 on a terrible Nebraska defense. Oh, and he sent the offense out for the same 2 point conversion play after the timeout.


January 19th, 2018 at 7:32 PM ^

Borges almost invariably developed a creative script opening to the game that got receivers open and moved the football. He was good at developing variety. As with Harbaugh, excessive new stuff was seen as a problem--the team wasn't good at executing base stuff, but spent time every week practicing (at a sloth pace) new stuff for the new week.

But the biggest problem, by a significant margin, was an OL that could not run the basic plays that Brandon/Hoke wanted Borges to build around. So the preferred I-form play-action plays would be embarrassing failures because Michigan was utterly incapable of running out of the I.

Borges was certainly part of the problem, and perhaps complexity contributed to the OL's trouble, but the OL was then as now the singularity into which all other offensive strength and weakness collapsed. 

Space Coyote

January 19th, 2018 at 11:36 AM ^

He likely would have been in line as an analysist, if anything. The guy can scheme, he can draw X's and O's, and can help gameplan. Appears he was pretty successful at it at Auburn this year, despite Auburn running a very different style of O. Borges is fairly well respected in that area of football. So I could see it. But no way was he in the mix for OC spots in the NFL.

Space Coyote

January 19th, 2018 at 11:33 AM ^

My feelings about Borges and his culpability for Michigan's offensive problems are well known (if not often exaggerated by others around here), but this seems like an odd hire.

Borges is nearing his mid-60s, has no links to Texas (which a school like UTSA would heavily rely on), and isn't much of a recruiter. I think he has successfully shown in the past that he can morph his WCO with modern schemes, but this just seems like an unispired and low upside hire. That may make sense, at least to a degree, for some places for some amount of time, but not for what is a program with very little history, trying to break into D-I football still, and trying to make a name for itself and attract talent.

I actually like Frank Wilson enough, for what I know of him. But this hire doesn't really make sense to me other than Borges can run his preferred type of offense (hybrid pro style). 


January 19th, 2018 at 11:51 AM ^

I think it also lends some credibility to the program when they can say "We hired this guy who used to be the OC at Auburn, Michigan, and UCLA." That's something they can sell to the current players and potential recruits.

Mr Miggle

January 19th, 2018 at 12:09 PM ^

Funk is the OL coach and Jeff Kastl, former QB and then analyst under Hoke is the WR coach.

Borges sounds like a decent hire to me. He's got more experience and knowledge than you'd expect at that level. He's not much of a recruiter, so the lack of local ties means less and the 10th assistant helps compensate. He might even be a reruiting asset, just based on that experience. Come play for a guy that was the OC and QB coach at Auburn and Michigan sounds like a decent sales pitch.


January 19th, 2018 at 11:43 AM ^

That's good for him and I'm glad he's looking/feeling healthier but I kinda liked the chubby borges. He just looked right in a 5XL t shirt that could clothe most of a 3rd world country with the right seamstress.


January 19th, 2018 at 1:23 PM ^

UTSA is an rising program that invested millions into their stadium and facilities. Rich and notable alumni.

Also I hear that they have Star Wars nights where all women on campus are obliged to dress up in whatever Princess Leia motif suits them best.* I'm a supporter.

* This is 100% based on nothing at all...but a dirty old space pope can dream...


January 19th, 2018 at 11:51 AM ^

“I am thrilled to be able to announce the hiring of Al Borges as our new offensive coordinator,” Wilson said. “Al Borges has a masterful offensive mind and a coaching style that takes advantage of the talent and skillset of the players on the roster. His unique ability to develop quarterbacks is second to none. Our coaching staff got better today.”

He's an X's and O's guy, to be sure, but I don't think Borges was ever much on recruiting and quite frankly, when you're a school like UTSA that is competing for talent in Texas, it seems like you need to be a pretty good recruiter and salesman of the program. This is a very off-the-wall hire in that respect.