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08/16/2018 - 11:24pm Water-only for 3 weeks is…

Water-only for 3 weeks is malnutrition.

08/16/2018 - 7:07am The big clouds (AWS, Azure,…

The big clouds (AWS, Azure, Google, IBM) all have multiple regions for backup of each.  You will need to make sure whatever tier you go with will have access to a backup region (or availability zone in AWS-ese, its all the same) (region is an Azure term).  Also get the cost before hand.  As cheap as they appear, the hidden costs behind a 'real' cloud access point can (will) surprise you when you add in the region and application layer costs you're firm will probably want.  I suspect you don't have an IT staff that is cloud savvy, or wouldn't be asking here...  There is a lot of configuration that needs to be sorted out if you want to do it right.  

08/14/2018 - 6:02pm I believe that was the plan…

I believe that was the plan.  But (lack of) pass pro and destructed QB's forced changes...

08/14/2018 - 6:00pm Why must you always set your…

Why must you always set your sights so impossibly high?

/s

/I think

08/14/2018 - 5:54pm It also wasn't meant to be a…

It also wasn't meant to be a play.  Wrong people in...  Yeah, that's on the coaches, but that game was phoned in from the head coach down to the towel boys.  Don't take anything from it.

As for the offense changes, just remember the last team from San Francisco that played in the Super Bowl.  That team was lead by a QB running a version of a wide open, pistol based spread set up behind a power run game.

08/14/2018 - 3:50pm Well, that isn't actually…

Well, that isn't actually documented anywhere that I've seen.  However, this report clearly states that Kelly decided to practice outside, and it's his 'standing orders', if you will, that practice be filmed from high up in a scissor lift.  So, while he may not have directly said 'go up', it can be fairly inferred that it was his decision to send the kids up.

Edit:  Fair question, though.  Thanks for asking/pointing that out!

08/14/2018 - 3:42pm So many replies to choose…

So many replies to choose from!  But this one meets the spirit of my OP.  What else can they say about 1-5?  Well, how about this:

'Yeah, it's 1-5 and that isn't good.  They were close, real close, but that doesn't cut it.  So this year they're doing xxx to change things for the better.  Will it work?  Don't know yet, but the new players on offense look different from last years guys.  Recruiting picked up, it's closing the gap - is it closed now?'

Etc...  Five minutes of basic googling gives new information that would actually enlighten the rhetoric.  But hey, the 'Harbaugh's seat is getting hot' narrative brings ratings from not-UM.

08/14/2018 - 10:23am So we can crowd-source…

So we can crowd-source completions?

08/14/2018 - 10:19am I'll agree that, in most…

I'll agree that, in most cases, employers have little say in what people do at home.  However, there are some jobs in which employers do have some say.  And coaching at a very public, very prominent, football factory that is constantly in the middle of news cycles, is one of them.  Meyer harbored a serial abuser, and lied about it.  Lying betrays trust - if you can't trust someone, you get rid of them.  In this case, Meyer not only betrayed trust, he brought a very bad look to a very public institution that relys on its very good public view.

Ugh...  Connect the dots.  Meyer needs to go, but he won't.

08/14/2018 - 10:14am Well, to be fair, nobody…

Well, to be fair, nobody sees a lift go over in high winds.  Because they never go up in high winds!  Seriously, would you climb a tree to 75' high with 50 mph wind gusts?  When looking at the wheel base of you basic scissor lift, would you have gone up to 75' in 50 mph wind gusts?

Don't even try to tell us you would have.

Kelly told that kid to do it, despite objections from staff.

08/14/2018 - 9:53am Nice summary - thanks!

I…

Nice summary - thanks!

I started watching the BTN show this morning and was immediately turned off by the common talking points - 1) Harbaugh needs to win now, in yr 4; 2) 1-5 against rivals; 3) Michigan fans expect more.

Give it a fucking rest, already!  Of course Michigan fans want more - who doesn't?  And put the rival record into context - it sucks, but they aren't end of the world blowouts.  All DiNardo could talk about was closing talent gaps.  Really?  That's what you saw after a year of watching?  Wow, breakthrough reporting. Yawn...

Now I'm not so excited to watch the rest of it, but I will anyway.

EDIT:  BTW, Glenn Mason is just the worst.

08/14/2018 - 9:49am Some of what you're saying…

Some of what you're saying seems plausible.  But recruiting these players happened well before Patterson and Warriner showed up.  So some of that is coincidence behind the desire to be more athletic all around the field.  Onwenu and Spannelis are both large people with football talent and an ability to move well.  I think that battle has more to do with overall effectiveness in both run and pass pro, than it does size.  Same with JBB and Runyan, we need two tackles - JBB had issues with pass pro last year.  If Runyan is looking better all around, he'll get the start.  I doubt its all based on size and agility - I think all the players are pretty similar in those regards.

Otherwise, I do think the offense is being built more to spread out the ball better than we've seen in years past.  All of Patterson, Peters, and McCaffrey are more mobile than Ruddock or Speight ever were.  And O'Korn, despite being a decent runner, lacked a lot of other necessary skills a QB needs to play effectively at the level Michigan expects.

08/14/2018 - 9:33am Okay, so Harbaugh was pretty…

Okay, so Harbaugh was pretty cool in poking fun at himself.  That was good to see!  The rest of the clip was awful.  I'm just gonna go ahead and say that I haven't missed anything from the show...

08/13/2018 - 10:30am I'm still trying to figure…

I'm still trying to figure out what the deal was with Rawls.  Every Spring, he cornered all the praise.  Every Fall, he was the spotlight of attention.  Every game, he just sat on the bench.  Then BOOM!  He transferred straight to the NFL.  Some coach had it out for him is all I can figure...  Talk about the guy that wasn't given an opportunity?  Yeah, you make your own oppy's, but at some point, somebody has to get you in the game when its been earned.  And I always thought Rawls looked really good when he was in.

08/13/2018 - 7:02am You make your own…

You make your own opportunities, nobody will just give you one.  I wish Drake well, and wish he'd have had a better career - the promise was extraordinary.  It didn't work out, but I hope he's successful in his life and doesn't completely leave the football family.

08/12/2018 - 10:09pm Nothing like being an…

Nothing like being an asshole, right?  It was a perfectly legit question. 

08/12/2018 - 9:53am It wasn't just football…

It wasn't just football people that he drove away/fired.  It was coaches and staff from every sport, and every office within the AD.  Brandon was a cancer that should have been cut out much sooner than he actually was...

08/11/2018 - 8:59pm Brandon was a terrible AD! …

Brandon was a terrible AD!  Yes, he continued the facilities improvement and brought in a lot of money.  But he did a lot more harm than good!  He drove away a shitload of good, experienced people.  He changed game day routines to the detriment of the program.  (Ex: the whole Morris situation most likely (by a mile) would not have even started, let alone blossomed like it did had he not driven people away and changed routines.)  He drove away popular, successful coaches in place of sycophants.  He destroyed the Dept's reputation with the public, and with vendors.

Fuck Dave Brandon.  Read the book before you say something that foolish again, Dave...

08/11/2018 - 8:49pm I'll subscribe to this take…

I'll subscribe to this take...

08/11/2018 - 7:30pm Somewhere, buried in the…

Somewhere, buried in the house, is my game ticket stub from Bo's last game at Michigan Stadium, against OSU.  A great win, and he was carried off the field.

08/11/2018 - 4:03pm What was the deal with…

What was the deal with people whining about Courtney's mom saying she wanted to bring down all of OSU?  I mean, so what?  She was let down by the entire football operation - from the AD down to the water boy that overheard something in the locker room at some point.  Meyer, especially, harbored a serial abuser - and let her down. 

Why the hell wouldn't she want to bring down the entire operation?

08/10/2018 - 11:41pm Congrats, Brutus!!!

Now who…

Congrats, Brutus!!!

Now who the hell is James Yoder?

08/10/2018 - 11:37pm It never went to court, and…

It never went to court, and nobody ever pressed it.  The prosecutor dropped it.  What else is there to know?  That one time, on spring break from college, when everyone is drunk.  No charges.  And not a hint of issue since.  Nothing to see here, move along...

08/09/2018 - 10:58am If Frost proves good enough…

If Frost proves good enough to return Nebraska to the elite, he won't go anywhere.  He'll own that entire state like Harbaugh owns Ann Arbor - there is literally nothing else in Nebraska to root for.  Unless they have corn growing races between farmers.  I dunno.  They might.

An elite-ish Nebraska is in the college football blue-blood conversation, and would have plenty of money to keep a homegrown native son...

08/09/2018 - 7:19am Okay, so Wendyk5 has respect…

Okay, so Wendyk5 has respect on the board!  I mean, this far into a search for recommendations in Columbus before the first snark comes in...  

But UMPROUD came through!!!

08/09/2018 - 7:12am Harbaugh flipped him from…

Harbaugh flipped him from Texas in 2015, where he was committed as a QB.  The only QB's on the roster were Speight, Morris, and Malzone (on scholly, anyway), and he spent his redshirt spring in the QB room.  The move to TE didn't happen until 2016, so I don't think he came here expecting to be a TE.  I also remember that he was a little upset, at first, with the move.

08/08/2018 - 10:43am I want to laugh at your…

I want to laugh at your predicament, but no, I will not.  My wife tried a dark red cover over primer, to no avail.  Think she was 4 coats in when she gave up.  As said previously, go with a high quality tinted primer, and then a couple of coats of high quality paint.  Your basic white primer and Joe's Hardware Store paint won't get it done right...

08/08/2018 - 10:36am Joe Paterno.

'I reported it…

Joe Paterno.

'I reported it to my boss - what else could I do?'

08/07/2018 - 2:19pm Nice post - an excellent…

Nice post - an excellent description of polygraphs.  I've taken 7 or 8 of them in the course of my job, and they can be fooled - but it's difficult to do so.  To fool them, you have to have no conscience.  Any conscience - any thought that your unfairly fooling the game, and it catches you.  Richard Ames fooled a dozen of them because he has no conscience.  He's also in prison for the rest of his life, anyway...

08/06/2018 - 8:41am Reading this, and listening…

Reading this, and listening to some radio talking heads, one thing gets me.  Meyer's supporters are asking what he was supposed to do without charges.  Meyer's own autographed eulogy says he reported it up his food chain and they did nothing, so he did what he was supposed to do and should be free to go.

This is the Joe Paterno defense.  Listen to the Joepologists - he reported it to his boss, what else could he do?  He's 'clean'...  Same thing Meyer's apologists are saying.

The talking heads (radio, TV, print) are all calling him for not doing something because the reputation of the school was at stake.  Yet, I still don't hear them calling out Joepa that way.  And, when Meyer's suspension is up, you won't hear another word about how wrong a person he is.  All the talking heads, led by the OSU alumni in the CFB press, will be back to signing his praises.  All of the current hand-wringing will be forgotten.

/end of frustration rant

08/05/2018 - 10:40pm Right.  I mean, 14 days…

Right.  I mean, 14 days should be long enough for a decent enough investigation.  But it would make a poor story that they actually investigated.  I think the 'resignation' is on its way, if that is true.

08/05/2018 - 9:08pm LMAO!!!  

But also not…

LMAO!!!  

But also not funny...  LOL!!  Asshole!

08/05/2018 - 11:59am It's still a lie, no matter…

It's still a lie, no matter if you believe it or how many times you say it.  A lie is a lie, and always will be a lie.  There are only dim-witted dimwits that believe it.

08/04/2018 - 9:51am I'm not going to believe for…

I'm not going to believe for one simple second that Meyer wrote that statement on his own, without a lawyer.  And if his personal lawyer was involved, so was OSU's corporate lawyers.  If he acted on his own to make a statement outside of what his employers are directing, he'd have been fired for it and OSU would already be throwing him under the bus.

08/04/2018 - 9:41am Superstitious?  Yes.  I will…

Superstitious?  Yes.  I will breath in when looking at UM, and exhale when looking at the other team.  My wife calls me on it, too...  I will also sit in certain spots - changing positions when things start going against the good guys.

And I find all of this really weird, because I don't believe much in the whole superstition thing.  I will intentionally walk under ladders, open umbrellas inside, and jump behind a black cat, all to get a reaction from some superstitious jockstrap.  Its ridiculous, you know...  But don't ask me to change my game day behavior if it's been working!

BTW, within 30 minutes of this arcane topic going up fairly early on a Saturday morning, it has >80 responses.  So stop bitching about MGB3.0 driving people away...

08/02/2018 - 12:12pm All coach needs to do is…

All coach needs to do is tell the truth and not cover things up.  Do that, and you win every time...

08/02/2018 - 12:11pm Legit questions, sure?  If…

Legit questions, sure?  If Meyer were a doctor, it would be a legit question.  But he's not.  He's the multi-millionaire head of a football program that headlines an athletic department with a 10 figure budget at a nationally renowned school.  There are more optics here than some doctor and nurse combo.  Perception is reality where public concern can be concerning.  Just because some nondescript doctor doesn't care if his nurse beats a spouse, doesn't mean that Meyer doesn't have to be concerned about covering up for a serial abuser.

You attempt at rationalizing this fails the common sense test.

08/02/2018 - 12:02pm "...Literally everybody knew…

"...Literally everybody knew. I knew. I wrote around it for six years."

So when can we expect Ramzy to be facing media scrutiny for enabling spousal abuse?

BTW, this is vintage Brian.  The same Brian we hoped would return after the debacle of the 2017 football season.  Seems like he's getting back into rhythm - the last two posts were on target.

08/02/2018 - 11:52am There is no way in hell that…

There is no way in hell that police arrests, domestic violence, and the entire coaching wife staff knew about what was going on without the Athletic Director also knowing.  When you add in that a police report was changed after the fact, there is no other choice than to believe it's a Baylor/PSU/MSU level issue where authority outside the university is also involved.  That being the case, there is no chance in hell that the football coach had control of it.  Control on that level rises to the AD and/or school president (all of MSU/PSU/Baylor fall in this category).  I wouldn't be surprised of the OSU BoT also knew.  Wouldn't be surprised, at all...

08/02/2018 - 11:16am You owe us nothing - get…

You owe us nothing - get yourself healthy!!!

08/02/2018 - 9:22am 1) I don't think this really…

1) I don't think this really has anything to do with the B1G, but some people will say it does.  A lot of us (most of us) (ALL of us) easily lump the SEC together with cheating.  We also remember the old So What's the Charge conference (the former SWC, for you youngin's).  These are situations where a certain few schools tipped the iceberg over, and now everyone is to blame.  Some people will go that direction with the B1G.  So what...

2) This will hurt OSU temporarily.  But whoever they get to replace Meyer will be a top-notch coach that will win from the start.  Whoever it is will have an excellent set of players, great facilities, a sold-out ~100K seat stadium with rabid fans (literally), fantastic AD support, and media flocking to prostrate anything positive.  Harbaugh took over a crappy 5-7 roster and went 10-3 - don't think that OSU will appoint some schmuck that can't win with the bevy of 5* talent on that roster.

One other thing that bothers the shit out of me...  I heard yesterday a bunch of talking heads extolling the virtues of OSU because they fired Tressel for simply 'lying' to the NCAA.  The connection is that if they fire Tressel because he just lied to the NCAA, surely they'll cast off Meyer for his much worse actions.  The problem with this is that OSU would not have fired Tressel for lying about clear violations of well documented NCAA rules to both the NCAA and his boss (the AD, Gene Smith) except for the little fact that it helped them avoid a show-cause.  In fact, that 'virtuous' institution welcomed Tressel back with open arms and carried his cheating ass off the field in triumph.

Fuck OSU.

08/02/2018 - 8:48am Dude, that's ugly!  But as…

Dude, that's ugly!  But as an SPC, I approve these burns!!

08/01/2018 - 2:31pm I don't see anything coming…

I don't see anything coming out of this.  It'll look ugly for a few days, then football practice will start and it will all be forgotten.  What should happen is rarely what does happen.

07/31/2018 - 3:01pm Ambry Thomas is the electric…

Ambry Thomas is the electric returner, eh?  I assumed that accolade would belong to DPJ, so I'm thrilled to hear that the coaches think someone else is 'electric' - thus making DPJ just a plain person.

Some things should make us smile...

07/31/2018 - 12:25pm "this site gives nothing."

"this site gives nothing."

Gives nothing in what way?  As I read it, you're saying it gives nothing in the form of inside news.  And that would be correct - Brian states repeatedly that he's not in the 'insider' news business, and that he has no 'insiders' on staff.  Don't come here looking for 'inside' information!

But it is nice to see some posted - occasionally - from the likes of UMBig11, Sam, Mineral King, Lorentz, et all.  Sometimes, the front page recurring items (UV, recruiting updates, etc) provide some news also, though those are mostly in the catch-up category.

(/Mineral King.  HAA!!!  I slay me!!!!)

07/31/2018 - 7:56am Old, I have issues with a…

Old, I have issues with a fair amount of stuff you post.  But this was a spot on AWESOME comment!!!  LMAO!!!

07/30/2018 - 12:22pm You've seen a lot of snow in…

You've seen a lot of snow in Fargo, haven't you?

07/29/2018 - 11:05pm Big Blue...  New Age…

Big Blue...  New Age Michigan fan, eh?

07/29/2018 - 9:42pm Who cares about Paella?  I…

Who cares about Paella?  I just want the Tuna Melt back...

07/29/2018 - 9:35pm So, I think I'm missing…

So, I think I'm missing something.  The rankings Squirrel-man (er, woman?) listed them at #160, #200, and #290, with a 'T' after the ranking.  Is the 'T' for tackle prospect, or total - as in, overall player?  So, is Keegan the #160 tackle, or the #160 ranked player?

This is unclear to me, so I'll go off and googleize it.  Just saying the 'T' is confusing.  So, while I'm over at Google gooleizing, I'll try to find a smart pill, also...