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09/19/2018 - 10:42am "He's a terrible human being…

"He's a terrible human being that doesn't deserve to be on a football team. I mean, we used him, and he made a lot of big plays for us, but trust me, if you care at all about morals, he's bad news."

09/19/2018 - 10:04am I'd like to see an article…

I'd like to see an article at some point explore the legalities and finances of kicking Rutgers and Maryland out of the B1G. Yes, they bring the NYC and DC markets, but they're also two pathetic teams dragging down our level of competition and scheduling.

Kick them both out, move Purdue to the east to maintain six teams per division, have Nebraska gradually return to prominence under Scott Frost, and you're talking about a hell of a conference.

09/19/2018 - 9:58am (No subject)

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09/18/2018 - 3:58pm "If we have to make slightly…

"If we have to make slightly less money off sports, we'll set the rest of the money on fire too. That'll show them!"

09/18/2018 - 9:58am The team just played a game…

The team just played a game in 85 degree heat while wearing dark blue jerseys. This seems more situational than being a result of conditioning.

09/17/2018 - 5:40pm I was in South Bend for the…

I was in South Bend for the Notre Dame-Vanderbilt game on Saturday, and most concession stands in Notre Dame stadium ran out of water (and Powerade) completely by early in the second half.

One of these games, some fan is going to die of heat stroke or dehydration. Even if you're only looking at dollars and sense, the monetary fallout from that will vastly eclipse wringing a few bucks out of every fan for a bottle of water. I just don't get why teams continue to do this.

09/17/2018 - 5:37pm Betting against the spread…

Betting against the spread when a Harbaugh team is playing against a weak opponent is playing with fire. You never know whether he's going to kill the clock in the second half running into a stacked box while up 17, or decide to release the nukes and win by 50+.

09/17/2018 - 5:36pm Or it could be that there…

Or it could be that there are certain things we've installed that weren't designed for ND. Or it could be that we only ran 69 plays against ND. It's not like the coaches threw the fucking game.

09/17/2018 - 5:34pm Does this mean that he's…

Does this mean that he's actually 700 lbs?

09/14/2018 - 3:36pm I think he got sued by the…

I think he got sued by the University of Texas, or something affiliated with them, and decided to shut down and delete the evidence rather than fight it.

He still runs a good Twitter account, though.

09/14/2018 - 3:35pm It could be a return of a…

It could be a return of a blocked extra point kick.

Or a field goal and two rouges.

09/14/2018 - 3:34pm Never forget.

Never forget.

09/14/2018 - 12:56pm That is the tackiest-ass…

That is the tackiest-ass chalice I've ever seen.

They chose... poorly.

09/14/2018 - 11:51am He moves so fast that he's…

He moves so fast that he's often confused with radio waves.

09/13/2018 - 10:25am None of our next four…

None of our next four opponents has a good defense (with the possible exception of Northwestern). I think we should experiment heavily with Mayfield at LT and Hudson at RT in the next few weeks to determine if that's viable, and if it is, work out the kinks.

The idea of Runyan playing LT against Wisconsin and OSU gives me the shivers, so if Mayfield isn't ready, then at least we can figure out whether it makes more sense to play JBB or Hudson at LT.

09/13/2018 - 10:22am Option 1.

We still have a…

Option 1.

We still have a new-ish QB, and our OL needs to rep the basics. Let's get those down and not waste good play ideas where we don't need to. Last year we had to burn creative plays to get wins early on, like the Chris Evans toss-cutback-up-the-middle against Purdue, and it hurt us later against teams like Wisconsin and OSU.

09/13/2018 - 10:20am R E L A X

R E L A X

09/12/2018 - 2:51pm Burn it down.

In my mind,…

Burn it down.

In my mind, MSU has reached PSU levels of irredeemability.

09/12/2018 - 2:45pm Well, I wouldn't want to do…

Well, I wouldn't want to do anything that screws with the timeline of winning the National Championship in 1997. Lloyd Carr was a defensive coordinator, and I have to believe that some of the hard-nosed mentality of that team was due to him.

That said, we arguably failed to play to our potential from 1998-2007 because of unimaginative offenses. Moeller was an offensive guy, and I remember some of the early-90s offenses being reasonably creative for the time. It's possible we would have broken through more in those seasons with Moeller instead of Carr.

One other thing to consider is that Moeller is four years older than Carr. Carr retired when he was just 62, so maybe that wouldn't have made a difference. But if we imagine that Moeller would have retired in 2003 or so, then we probably hire a different coach to take over from him. Not sure who that would have been, but it's worth noting that Urban Meyer had roots in the upper midwest and got his first P5 coaching job in 2005, if you want to think about a crazy counterfactual...

09/12/2018 - 9:04am Noah Furbush is a romantic.

Noah Furbush is a romantic.

09/10/2018 - 9:31am I think football should go…

I think football should go the other direction, and get rid of overtime. If two teams score the same number of points in 60 minutes, a tie is the most accurate way to reflect the result. Plus, it makes late-game decisions more interesting.

08/30/2018 - 1:29pm You know what else doesn't…

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08/30/2018 - 12:40pm You're right. My mistake.

You're right. My mistake.

08/30/2018 - 12:37pm I can.

I can.

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08/30/2018 - 11:28am I recommend "Mineral King."…

I recommend "Mineral King." Or "Mineral Queen," depending on gender.

08/30/2018 - 11:27am Newborn babies sleep like 16…

Newborn babies sleep like 16 hours a day, and half that is in naps of 30-60 minutes. Your kid isn't going to turn out any different if you read MGoBlog while she's sleeping on your lap than if you just stare at her like some kind of maniac.

08/30/2018 - 11:24am My kid told me in the…

My kid told me in the grocery store, "Dad, my butt is STINKY!"  She hadn't soiled herself or anything, she just wanted me to know. At full volume.

08/30/2018 - 11:23am (No subject)

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08/30/2018 - 11:19am Gotcha, my mistake. I'd like…

Gotcha, my mistake. I'd like to redirect my previous comment to the people who DO think that Harbaugh has underachieved or is on the hot seat or whatever.

08/30/2018 - 11:15am I can't wait until Shea…

I can't wait until Shea Patterson returns in 30 years to take over from Harbaugh as our coach.

08/30/2018 - 11:14am Two reasons why nobody…

Two reasons why nobody should pay attention:

  1. ESPN odds are generally garbage. I don't know why, but their system spits out some of the most random crap I've ever seen.
  2. Empirical rating systems will (and should) underrate us this year, because they don't factor in transfers. I don't know if y'all have heard, but we have a pretty significant transfer player starting for us at the position where we most needed it.
08/30/2018 - 10:42am Wow, that article is really…

Wow, that article is really perceptive. Michigan's cupcake games against Ohio State, Penn State, and Michigan State really aren't compelling at all compared to the storied Notre Dame-Virginia Tech rivalry.

This must be why people read Forbes for their college football news.

08/30/2018 - 10:40am It's also stupid as hell…

It's also stupid as hell because Notre Dame had its own problems with prejudice and exclusion. The first black student to graduate ND graduated in 1947, which was well after most other northern universities. And even in 1966, when most northern universities were fully integrated (and even some southern ones), Alan Page was the only black player on ND's football team.

Yes, Fielding Yost was anti-Catholic, and that's not great. But glass houses, stones, and so forth.

08/30/2018 - 10:37am Settle down, buddy. Last…

Settle down, buddy. Last year we had three returning starters on offense and two returning starters on defense, our starting QB broke his neck in game 4, and another QB missed several games with a concussion, and we were still competitive in every game but one. If our QB play had even been below-average last year, instead of being some of the worst in the country, we probably win 10 games, and again, that's having to replace 17/22 starters.

Harbaugh inherited a team that was a mess, and has pretty much instantly put us into national contender status, at least when we have a QB. I think perspectives along the lines of "5 LOSSES LAST YEAR OMG THE SKY IS FALLING" are dumb.

08/30/2018 - 10:26am Well, we beat #17 Florida in…

Well, we beat #17 Florida in Dallas to open last year. And we probably would have beaten #2 OSU on the road in 2016 if the referees had been anywhere close to competent/unbiased. But in the three years of Harbaugh, we've only played a ranked team on the road four times, so it's not really an astounding stat.

08/30/2018 - 10:21am The 2017 offense had first…

The 2017 offense had first-time starters at QB (for most of the year), RB, both WRs, both TEs, and at 4/5 of the offensive line spots. Putting it another way, Mason Cole and Khalid Hill were the only returning starters. It makes sense that it would look like the 2017 offense was trying to do too many things, especially with the revolving door at QB, because they were struggling to learn the basics.

We shouldn't have the same problem in 2018, particularly with Drevno and Frey gone. Harbaugh and Hamilton have worked together plenty before and should be on the same wavelength, and virtually everybody has starting experience.

08/30/2018 - 10:16am Zone Left

 

Wait, what…

Zone Left

 

Wait, what year is this?

08/30/2018 - 9:47am I think it's funny that …

I think it's funny that "remember the six" is evidently a rallying cry among Domers. I mean, Amara Darboh scored a TD with no time left when ND fumbled the kickoff after our miracle TD in 2011 that was waved off for some reason, but nobody cares, because it literally didn't matter. Yet for some reason ND fans are obsessed with a meaningless fictional touchdown.

08/30/2018 - 9:36am Slow down. Enjoy it. Babies…

Slow down. Enjoy it. Babies are pretty simple - they just sit there, and the only things they need are food, sleep, and diaper changes. You probably feel like you have no idea what you're doing, but you'll have time to figure it out.

My first child was born in September (actually, she was born during the second quarter of the 2010 Bowling Green - Michigan game), and we spent many a Saturday and Sunday afternoon on the couch watching football. So congrats on having perfect timing!

08/29/2018 - 2:26pm I wouldn't be surprised to…

I wouldn't be surprised to see both Barrett and Sims redshirt. Barrett is moving from QB to Viper, and Sims is a beanpole, and both play at positions where we have a ton of depth.

The only reason I'm surprised they still share a number is because I would expect every "redshirt" to play four games due to the new rules, and it seems likely that they'd see the field together during a blowout.

08/29/2018 - 10:59am JOK.

JOK.

08/29/2018 - 10:10am I hope we split Mason out…

I hope we split Mason out wide and just have him run over the CB a few times. Good luck adjusting from that to keeping up with DPJ and Collins on fade routes...

08/29/2018 - 10:08am You mean we're going to wear…

You mean we're going to wear our road uniform for the upcoming road game?

08/29/2018 - 10:04am Guys and girls, I think we…

Guys and girls, I think we're in trouble. Brian Kelly is well-known for his ability to adjust his offense to rainy conditions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2LSfz1LmZ4

08/28/2018 - 12:05pm The prospect of a shutdown…

The prospect of a shutdown secondary with a DC who loves to blitz has me giddy.

08/27/2018 - 11:37am No, because they've…

No, because they've automatically been moved to the SEC East.

08/27/2018 - 11:37am I'm sure Ohio courts will…

I'm sure Ohio courts will enforce Ohio law fairly when it comes to issues that affect Ohio State's football program.

08/27/2018 - 11:36am Because this was so pathetic…

Because this was so pathetic that both teams vowed to make sure it would never happen again:

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08/24/2018 - 4:24pm Damn, Clarkston!

Damn, Clarkston!

08/24/2018 - 10:33am As much as I'd like that to…

As much as I'd like that to happen, I didn't interpret Smith's tweet as saying that he's about to flip. It sounds more like he's trying to defend Meyer by saying they were searching for anything that would bring him down. That said, Smith appears to have the intelligence of a bag of hammers, so it's possible that he'd disclose some damning information in a 2.5 hour interview, intentionally or not.