MGoPodcast 9.0: Preview 2017 Part 1: Good Ol’ Santana Guitar Solo

1 hour and 7 minutes


[Bryan Fuller]

Instead of making you listen to a Hardcore History-length preview we’re splitting this one up into three parts. That was decided after it was recorded.


We Couldn’t Have One Without the Other

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1. Quarterback

(starts at 2:20)

There’s Harbaugh Speight and there’s Reverts to Borges Speight. Peters is where he ought to be. If O’Korn’s getting mention it’s a good sign for him or a motivator for Peters or whatever it’s Speight.

2. Running Back

(starts at 14:05)

Lotta guys and at least one is a total Harbaugh Dude. Evans can anticipate where he’ll juke you. Solid 1-2-3 with him, Higdon and Isaac, and Kareem Walker ought to hold off the freshmen.

3. Catchy-Blocky Types

(starts at 24:21)

Hammering Panda gets two-for-ones, short yardage running and we’ll see more of his excellent receiving this year; conditioning might be the issue (and explain the 50/50 split). Ben Mason can hit so hard he could displace Old Bandit (Poggi). Old Skillet Hands. When they need to move somebody it’s Ty Wheatley Jr. Gentry is an NFL weapon. Everyone mispronounces McKeon; the coaches love him. Eubanks one more year.

4. Wide Receiver

(starts at 35:25)

No Terrell Owens on this team, except talent-wise in which case there are lots. Tarik Black might be #1 right now, and so smooth you’ll year Santana solos. Donovan Peoples-Jones can be fun fun fun. Crawford is blocky, likely the top target out of the gate. Oliver Martin is most polished guy ever, Nico is unfair. Route Artisan Grant Perry retains the slot. Schoenle and Johnson and McDoom...this is fine.

5. Offensive Line

(starts at 50:18)

Cole not a classic left tackle but he’s still great. Bredeson was bad but nowhere near as bad as Coy Cronk or Michael Jordan (NTMJ), i.e good for a freshman. Kugler: relatively The Lock (…to be adequate). Mike Onwenu is some weight; Ruiz is around to back up those two spots. Right tackle…



  • “Total Eclipse of the Heart”—Bonnie Tyler
  • “Smooth”—Santana
  • “Across 110th Street”



Inflammable Flame

August 21st, 2017 at 9:33 AM ^

I guess we'll have to wait until Ben Mason rolls someone during a game to give him a good nickname but I vote for "Brick".

Good thing nicknames don't have middle names...I think you can see where I'm going.


August 21st, 2017 at 9:40 AM ^

Having been behind the wheel for about 50 hours over the last 2 weeks there's something to be said for not having to fiddle around every 35 minutes to go to the next episode, e.g., which is otherwise very entertaining.

One difference b/n the two.  At least you guys know where to start.  If you were like Carlin, you'd start the preview with a discussion of the Gary Moeller years.

One thing in common with the two.  I'll surely listen to this one multiple times as well.



August 21st, 2017 at 10:21 AM ^

a one yard smash into the defensive line. I grade the coaches on a historical curve, so I give the first three and out a little slack... but what about the second, third, fourth three and out?

At what point do you deicde as the coach to wear a headset?"




August 21st, 2017 at 10:36 AM ^

I never understand the whole, we're running out of time thing on podcasts. That or the "don't want to make this too long". If it's talking about Michigan, I'm listening to it. I mean hell I just listened to a 3.5hr long Joe Rogan pod where he was just bs'ing with his buddies. 


August 21st, 2017 at 10:50 AM ^

It's the most wonderful time of the year. I walk my dog 2 hours a day and it's all fueled by podcasting... MGoBlog content is the premium stuff. I needs all I can gets.

Happy happy, joy joy!


August 21st, 2017 at 3:47 PM ^

That oline preview is sad and terrifying.  Our d better be in fantastic shape by the time osu rolls around because neither our LT or RT is going to be able to block an elite de and OSU has about 6 of those.