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01/16/2018 - 7:52pm Trashy school

trashy administration. I think we should start calling them Penn State West.

https://sports.yahoo.com/michigan-state-officials-couldnt-bothered-drive-three-miles-watch-larry-nassar-sentencing-223911625.html

Here are some quotes from a Yahoo article about MSU officials skipping out on Nassar's sentencing hearing:

“After much consideration, President Simon and Board of Trustee Chairperson Brian Breslin chose not to attend,” MSU spokesman Jason Cody said. 

If they did, indeed, watch the live stream and did, indeed, listen intently the way the silence and seriousness of open court demands, they would have heard that the victims want them there, too, want to make sure their words and stories and suffering are coming through loud and clear. They want MSU to confront its role the way they want Larry Nassar to confront his. They want State to know it failed. 

USA Gymnastics had the decency to come. New CEO Kerry Perry believed it was imperative, and while it hardly exonerates or excuses the organization, if nothing else, good on Perry for that.

“To those at MSU, USAG and the USOC who knew about Larry Nassar but did not act, the sin of omission is just as bad as the sin itself,” victim Megan Halicek said. “You added a heartless, depraved level of denial and victim-shaming to the mix.

01/15/2018 - 6:49pm Karma

01/11/2018 - 10:54pm Player didn't say, but Brandon said Michigan is "in the mix"
01/05/2018 - 10:42pm Seems highly doubtful Coach Drev

would stay on just as an OL coach.

The last couple years he interviewed for a head coaching job at WMU and SJSU (didn't get it, but the fact he was interested in being a head coach makes it seem as though he wouldn't be interested in a demotion).

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/college/2017/01/11/ums-drevno-interested-western-job/96477576/

https://www.freep.com/story/sports/college/university-michigan/wolverines/2016/12/01/michigan-football-tim-drevno/94751180/

12/16/2017 - 8:25pm Wouldn't say never, Deontay retweeted this & has sense of humor
12/07/2017 - 9:13pm There have been earlier reports from others

including Brandon Justice at the Wolverine Lounge that made it seem like Patterson (and likely Jefferson and Anderson) was pretty much a done deal.

If the reports are true, Mgoblog will soon be looking like this:

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11/27/2017 - 6:55pm This is from Larry's twitter

https://twitter.com/coobles321?lang=en

Great these 2 are associated with Michigan

11/26/2017 - 7:35pm It's going to take time for Milton

based on the effusive praise from Coach Brown, it should be a tough battle between Peters and McCaffrey. Joe is really talented but raw, so it'll take time. He's really big though, not sure if people saw him standing next to Devin Gardner, but he looks really tall.

 

https://twitter.com/devingardnerXCI?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

11/08/2017 - 8:29pm Nobody here knows what's going on in their heads

remember Aubrey last year? Didn't look good after the letter goof up and looked worse when he said "F-ck Michigan", but he's here now. And he's really good friends with Otis, so hopefully everything works out in the end.

11/01/2017 - 9:47pm He said this week
10/26/2017 - 9:59pm Good news is Michigan doesn't have to

play there until at least 2022 (2020 is a home game against them), bad news is other teams have to.

http://www.mgoblue.com/news/2009/8/18/Future_Michigan_Football_Schedules.aspx

As Coach said the other ADs should get together and make sure this gets fixed ASAP.

10/26/2017 - 6:50pm Good for them, New Jersey often gets a bad rap

via GIPHY

10/23/2017 - 7:33pm And when they do you wish something like this would happen

10/22/2017 - 1:16am Agree, but for the NCAA/ESPN/others, it's all about $$$$$
10/21/2017 - 12:30am Some people like to kick you when you're down

via GIPHY

10/15/2017 - 10:50pm Plus UCLA

is 3-3 on the season, should be 2-4, will probably lose Rosen after this year and last year they were 4-8.

10/15/2017 - 6:09pm Good point

plus, aside from not recruiting Speight himself, Malzone and O'Korn were late fliers (Coach Harbaugh came in very late in the 2015 recruiting cycle so he took Ruddock and had O'Korn transfer). Peters is only a redshirt freshman and McCaffrey is a true freshman, so to write them off already is illogical.

A lot of people talk about Andrew Luck. He redshirted and had a solid first year:

Year School Conf Class Pos G Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate
2009 Stanford Pac-10 FR QB 12 162 288 56.3 2575 8.9 9.2 13 4 143.5

https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/andrew-luck-1.html

But he had the luxury of having one of the best offensive lines in college and Toby Gerhart running for 1871 yards and 28 rushing TDs. Michigan obviously does not have that luxury right now and Coach Harbaugh probably doesn't want to throw in an unexperienced QB right now (look at O'Korn, he's a good athlete and does a good job getting away from pressure and a lot of times he doesn't have enough time to throw). 

10/14/2017 - 6:50pm It's not all on O'Korn

pass protection isn't great and the WRs don't get separation very often. John missed some throws and there is a reason Wilton was the starter, but the WRs need to help him out some more (Tarik's injury turned out to be quite devastating, hopefully he'll be back soon).

10/13/2017 - 9:09pm Yes they played well

but they didn't win a national championship. PSU didn't make it to the playoff and Ohio got shutout against Clemson in the playoff, by a score of 31-0. If the ultimate goal is a national championship, you need a good offensive line.

10/13/2017 - 9:00pm The offensive line is more of an issue

unless you have a player like Vince Young or Johhny Manziel, it's very important to have a great offensive line.

Saban has won the most national championships of any current coach, here are his QBs during those years:

2003: Matt Mauk

2009: Greg McElroy

2011 & 2012: AJ McCarron

2015: Jake Coker

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Alabama_Crimson_Tide_starting_quarterbacks

Not one of those guys has turned into a succesful NFL QB. Saban has won with great defense and a great offensive line that can pound the ball. Michigan has the defense, it just needs to improve offensive line play.

10/11/2017 - 6:08pm David DeCastro & Jonathan Martin (NFL players)

were on that line, here's a snippet:

"Also back are four of five starters from an offensive line that was one of the nation's most dominant a year ago. The Cardinal allowed only seven sacks last season, the second fewest in the country, and also paved the way for Gerhart's national-best 1,871 rushing yards."

http://nationalchamps.net/2010/sub/previews/stanford.htm

Luck was handpicked by Coach Harbaugh, Wilt was a 3* he inherited. Also, Wilt did not have the luxury of having one of the best offensive lines protecting him last year or the 3.5 games he played this year. So Wilt's 2016 QB rate is actually pretty good and 2017 was a small sample size.

10/10/2017 - 8:50pm Offensive Line is a different beast

may be more concerning that Peters hasn't made a push after a redshirt. Having said that, Andrew Luck redshirted, started and look at his stats:

Passing

Comp Att Yds Pct TD Int

Rating

2009 162 288 2,575 56.3% 13 4 143.5
2010 263 372 3,338 70.7% 32 8 170.2
2011 288 404 3,517 71.3% 37 10 169.7

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Luck

Look at the difference in completion percentage between 09 to 10. Not saying Peters is the next Luck, but even a player as good as Luck took time to develop.

Also, it's rare for a freshman offensive lineman to play, let alone be good. So I don't think it's as concerning that a freshman hasn't taken over the starting job at RT. Honestly, I'm more worried about LT (hopefully Grant is fully recovered by next year, otherwise sh*t's probably going to hit the fan).

 

10/09/2017 - 8:21pm In one of the other threads

someone suggested Borges would be preferable to Drevno, so who knows?

10/09/2017 - 6:09pm BS, RR screwed the defense, not O-line recruiting

2008: Dan O'Neill (transferred to WMU, made it to NFL), Elliott Mealer (had bad accident, still played pretty well), Ricky Barnum, Rocko Khoury, Patrick Omameh (2* who made it to the NFL).

2009: Quinton Washington (working in Nascar), Taylor Lewan (NFL), Michael Schofield (NFL).

2010: Christian Pace

That's 4 NFL players in 2 years. I posted earlier in another thread for Hoke's O-line recruting and it was terrible.

10/08/2017 - 7:06pm I agree with your MSU analysis

but personally I believe Kalis, Magnusson & Braden weren't drafted more because of their limitations than coaching. Now if they end up being really good NFL players, that would change the equation.

10/08/2017 - 6:30pm A lot of people don't seem to understand the

importance of a good offensive line and how hard it is to put one together.

Coach Harbaugh had basically no time to recruit 2015.

Here's a look at how Hoke recruited on the O-line:

2011: Chris Bryant (med retirement), Jack Miller (retired with 1 year left), Tony Posada (left team)

2012: Kyle Kalis (undrafted), Erik Magnuson (undrafted), Ben Braden (undrafted), Blake Bars (left team)

2013: Patrick Kugler (starter), Kyle Bosch (left team), Logan Tulley-Tillman (kicked off team), Dan Samuelson (left team), David Dawson (left team), Chris Fox (medical retirement)

2014: Mason Cole (starter), Juwann Bushell-Beatty (starter?).

https://michigan.247sports.com/Season/2014-Football/Commits

That's a disaster of epic proportions and it takes time to recruit/develop O-lineman (generally 2-3 years). Not saying current coaches bear no responsibility, but Hoke, Funk & Borgers are more responsible for the current offensive quagmire than most people realize. Magnus is obviously more qualified to talk about this but I imagine he would have similar thoughts.

Also, Dantonio is in his 11th year, he had 1 really bad year, that's not the same as trying to recover from Rodriguez (spread offense, horrible defense) & Hoke (terrible offense, good defense).

10/08/2017 - 5:45pm Not sure who the 2 stars you are referring to are

Steuber 4* on Scout, Hall 4* 247, James Hudson 4*DE who might play O-line

https://michigan.247sports.com/Season/2017-Football/Commits

10/08/2017 - 1:11am People seem to have short-term memories

MSU won the 2015 game on a miracle. They won this game by 4 points and Michigan had a chance to win, despite 5!!!!! turnovers, incredibly shitty weather, and playing the backup QB. That's not on the head coach. Dantonio is currently in his 11th season, Harbaugh is in his 3rd and when you look at the offensive line & QB situation he inherited, he's actually done pretty well.

The offense is terrible, no denying it. And the offensive play calls haven't been very good either. But at the end of the day, Michigan isn't going to a playoff and won't win a national championship until there is a very good offensive line and a pretty good QB.

Plus, the WR corp has been a pretty big weakness. If McDoom catches that ball, this game might end differently. And if McKeon doesn't fumble at the end of the 2nd half, the game could've been won on a field goal.

Not denying Dantonio is a good coach, but a lot of people are conflating what happened during the Hoke & Rodriguez years with now. Anyone who understands football knows Michigan is light years ahead of where it was with them and how MSU punked those teams. Plus, look at what he's done against Ohio, beat them 2011, 2013, & 2015 and lost last year by 1 point

http://michigan-football.com/ncaa/f/micstate.htm.

10/06/2017 - 8:39pm Problem with offense is O-line

considering the lack of depth/injuries/misses on the recruiting trail, Coaches Harbaugh & Drevno have done an amazing job. With the addition of Coach Frey, it's not if the offense gets figured out, but when.

10/04/2017 - 6:57pm So were Mo Wagner & DJ Wilson

when they committed (according to 247):

Mo 6'9" 210

https://michigan.247sports.com/Season/2015-Basketball/Commits

DJ 6'8" 200

https://michigan.247sports.com/Season/2014-Basketball/Commits

Doesn't mean he'll be great, but Coach B does a good job with spindly high school b-ball players.

09/28/2017 - 6:05pm There was a good article on Forbes of all places

about this.

It found that Fox News viewers actually were a little better off than people that didn't follow the news at all, but were less knowledgeable than people who didn't list Fox as a source of news. Here's a funny nugget:

"Stereotypes aside, it's not that Fox News viewers live in a bubble and get all their news from that one source. The average Fox viewer listed 4.5 other source of news they regularly followed. Many also got news from the major broadcast networks, Facebook, and the liberal news channel MSNBC. Nevertheless, those who listed Fox News as one of their news sources had overall lower levels of knowledge on the factual questions. Fox viewers were less likely to know the capital of Canada, the religion of the Dalai Lama, or the size of the Federal budget. They couldn't find South Carolina on map or name the second digit of pi."

https://www.forbes.com/sites/quora/2016/07/21/a-rigorous-scientific-look-into-the-fox-news-effect/#119b3ead12ab

Also, there is a lot of b.s. and false equivalence out there. Rachel Maddow and Rush Limbaugh are not two sides of the same coin. One went to Stanford and Oxford (on a Rhodes scholarship), the other is college dropout/former(?) drug addict that lost hearing in an ear from oxycontin overuse. Education isn't everything, but it's also not something to be ashamed of. It's a free country, and your entitled to your own beliefs, but not your own facts.

#themoreyouknow

09/26/2017 - 10:41pm Lazy c*cksucker doesn't want to do the leg work

as it's not that hard for him to come up with the info.

09/26/2017 - 10:39pm Those who understand football knew

Jourdan was a great corner, they were just worried about his size.

"46. Jourdan Lewis, CB, Michigan (5-10, 175)
As far as pure cover ability goes, Lewis might be the top cornerback in college football. The confident defender is also willing to mix it up downfield and at the line of scrimmage, despite giving up 25-30 pounds and/or four or five inches of height to receivers. NFL scouts will wonder how he'll be able to handle full-grown pro receivers, though."

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000660075/article/top-100-players-in-college-football-for-2016

Answer, so far so good.

09/26/2017 - 1:37am With regard to the anthem

"A 2009 Harris Poll reported 87 percent of U.S. adults said hearing the anthem usually made them feel proud to be an American".

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/ct-cubs-national-ant…

"A Harris Interactive survey of 2,200 adults has found that nearly two out of three Americans, or 61 percent, do not know all the words to the "The Star-Spangled Banner," the national anthem."

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/WaterCooler/story?id=124484&page=1

 

09/20/2017 - 5:22pm Bernie Madoff was worth billions too

having money doesn't necessarily mean you're a great businessman, you could just be a crook.

09/17/2017 - 6:22pm Oklahoma State has beaten

Tulsa, University of South Alabama, and Pitt, not exactly world beaters. Air Force presents a tough challenge, and the defense played well. The offense couldn't get TDs, but still played relatively well considering the new starters on the offensive line.

I could be wrong, but I imagine if Michigan had played Tulsa, USA and Pitt, the offense would've looked better.

http://www.espn.com/college-football/team/_/id/197/oklahoma-state-cowboys

Plus, USC didn't look great. Outside of Alabama, Clemson, and Oklahoma, it seems pretty wide open just 3 weeks in.

09/17/2017 - 1:57am Not sure if you've seen this, but to your point

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oi5dM8lt2Ec

(For the life of me I can't embed a video even though I follow the instructions, but here is the link)

 

09/14/2017 - 6:36pm Exactly right

plus people should be happy Michigan has a coach good enough to go to the NFL after what we experienced with the previous two coaches. Coach Harbaugh has a special connection to UM that he didn't have at his other coaching stops. Plus his dad is around and he still has young kids, probably don't want to keep moving them around.

09/11/2017 - 9:56pm Recruiting is weird

last year Nebraska got Tyjon Lindsey, a very high 4* from Bishop Gorman (#7 WR in the country according to 247).

http://247sports.com/Player/Tyjon-Lindsey-71357

09/10/2017 - 8:14pm Agree

While Ohio has a very good defensive line, their linebackers are okay and their DBs don't seem good at all. With Coach Brown's aggressive defense/multiple looks and Michigan's better LBs, opposing QBs should have more trouble scoring than they would against Ohio.

Coach Brown's defense has the following stats:

2015: BC  S&P+ 12.4 Ranking: 2

2016: Michigan S&P+ 7.7 Ranking: 2

2017 (2 games): Michigan S&P+ 13.2 Ranking: 3

http://www.footballoutsiders.com/stats/ncaa

For comparison.

2016: Ohio S&P +13.6 Ranking : 5

2017 (2 games): Ohio S&P+ 16.1 Ranking: 9

09/08/2017 - 7:45pm I agree with you

I also have a sneaking suspicion that the poster isn't really Madonna.

09/02/2017 - 8:25pm Correction

his mustache will break your legs.

09/02/2017 - 8:21pm Agree wholeheartedly

especially considering Texas scored 41 points. And Durkin is known for his defense.

09/01/2017 - 7:36pm Once Michigan gets a good offensive line

they'll be tough to beat (with the losses last year, a really good o-line could've polished off victories against Iowa, Ohio & FSU). With Coach Brown on defense, and the addition of Coach Frey, Michigan should be elite again soon (real shame what happened to Grant Newsome, hopefully he'll be ok, but if he was healthy, the O-line probably would've been really good this year).

08/31/2017 - 6:33pm Aaron Hernandez would've

definitely taken the one on the left.

08/31/2017 - 6:23pm Something's going to have to give eventually

the fact is many coastal areas are going to go under water and there will be more of these types of storms.

Insurance companies are already having problems, and the government probably won't be able to continue helping as these situations become more common (NFIP currently owes almost 25 billion to the Treasury and that's before paying for Harvey):

https://www.curbed.com/2017/8/29/16218468/hurricane-harvey-flood-insurance-wildfire-climate-change

"Last year, the chief economist for Freddie Mac, a government enterprise that supports the mortgage market, wrote that increased coastal flooding and storm surges will eventually get so bad that homeowners, unable to sell waterlogged property, will ditch their homes and mortgages, triggering a housing crisis."

08/31/2017 - 6:15pm There was a b.s. story

that Mayweather donated 200 million to help Houston.

http://www.snopes.com/floyd-mayweather-jr-donates-after-hurricane/

08/28/2017 - 5:49pm And if they do need

cash now, they should call J.G. Wentworth.

08/08/2017 - 5:00pm It's a factory

just not a succesful NFL QB factory. The last Alabama QB that had success in the NFL is...

Ken Stabler?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Alabama_Crimson_Tide_starting_quarterbacks

07/27/2017 - 4:25pm Funny there is a rule that

2 players can't have the same number on the field at the same time but not too many people will confuse Aubrey Solomon 6'3" 290 lbs with Kurt Taylor 5'9" 200 lbs.