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12/30/2018 - 11:58pm Please Temple, back up the…

Please Temple, back up the Brinks truck for DB, I know he is considered fantastic by most around here, but his last three games to close out seasons; '17 South Carolina, '18 OSU and Florida says he is no longer the elite we need.

Pep can go to Detroit and Partridge can be the new DC and PLEASE find a young and creative new OC.  The comparisons to the last years of the Les Miles/LSU marriage are getting too familiar with Harbaugh and this staff.

12/30/2018 - 12:34pm I think it's time for Don…

I think it's time for Don Brown to re-think his primary strategy.  You can't play press man coverage on every down and get no pass rush an d think you will be effective.  I understand that we had two main starters sit out on defense, but if you knew that going in, you have to adjust your gameplan.

That is one thing this entire staff cannot seem to do on either side of the ball.  Both Brown and Harbaugh are so single-minded and stubborn they cannot change how they attack when their original plan doesn't succeed.  I now see the benefit of the head coach not wearing a headset

If Harbaugh didn't interfere with the offensive play calls maybe we could run a tempo offense some times.  And if Don Brown took a head coaching job somewhere we could possibly not get trucked by every team with a competent QB.

My belief in this staff every getting to a B1G championship game is now 30%.  My belief in this staff getting a team into the playoff at 25% and winning a National Championship  . . . 1%.

As long as Clemson and Alabama use churches to funnel money to players and their families, they will continue to get the best players and everyone will have to watch these boring playoff games.

Every game yesterday was unwatchable, the outcome was obvious after 1 quarter in almost every game.  Michigan had a chance until about 6 minutes left in the second then that was over too.

We all better get used to 10-win seasons and meaningless bowl games as the ceiling around here unless we get on board with how the best programs operate.  This holier-than-thou attitude is a "no one cares anymore" scenario.  We are a middle tier program with a huge stadium and a cool helmet.

11/29/2018 - 6:39pm I hope we get a new OC, not…

I hope we get a new OC, not a passing game coordinator, but one guys who runs the offense and JH gets out of the way. (probably never happen).  Our offense is archaic and can't remotely keep up with the top teams in college football. 

I'd love to see a young innovative guy from a lower tiered school come in shake things up and help us get to 500-600 yards a game and 40+ points.  The rules of the game favor the offense and I don't see that changing any time soon.

11/29/2018 - 6:24pm I have thought for the last…

I have thought for the last 10-12 years that the most successful programs have players that get compensation from somewhere.  And the occasional super season from out of nowhere for a program that isn't usually in the national championship conversation has players getting paid.  I believe the NCAA has looked the other way for the USC's and Bama's and OSUs of the football because it makes them so much money.  The SMU's and occasional Auburn's are the ones the NCAA will hammer on to say they are working on the problem.


The USC-Reggie Bush was too big and obvious to ignore and the program has never recovered.

The bottom line is if you don't play (pay) on the same level as the big boys, you'll never compete.  That is where we are now.  We can talk all we want about "being clean", but in the end all that matters in winning championships and for the players 'getting into the league'.  

Michigan is not succeeding at either really.  We are getting a fair amount of players into the league but mostly at lower rounds and as FA.  Bama OSU and most of the SEC are getting the lions share of the headlines and 1st rounders.  As long as we are willing to stand on the sidelines and thump our chests about being clean we will continue to get slaughtered by OSU and the rest of the top 10 schools.

I understand the desire to run a clean program, but if everyone else is compensating players, we'll never keep up.  We're already so far behind OSU, not to mention Bama.

11/26/2018 - 5:30pm JH better find a new OC,…

JH better find a new OC, once that is innovative and can create some dynamic scoring or we will get left behind and out of the national picture for ever.  We are already non competitive with the best in the country, and in reality we are averaging third best in our division.  At the pace this program is moving, we won't beat OSU until Meyer is gone and they hire an idiot as a coach because we don't have the talent or the coaching to beat them.  History over the last 14 years proves that.

11/26/2018 - 5:26pm Big conclusions?  Not really…

Big conclusions?  Not really.  The PSU game last year, the bowl game last year was a disaster.  The ND game this year (it wasn't that close until the end).  And this complete embarrassment at the Shoe.  All the announcers all year pointed outy what our DBs do, they hold and grab and they get a ridiculous number of penalties called on them.  Brown had no answers for OSU and Haskins picked us apart.  It was the worst beating a UM defense has ever taken against OSU.

We were only a good defense because we played shitty offenses all year, Nebraska, MSU, PSU, NW.  Come on.  The defense was a fraud.  Don Brown was a great DC in the ACC b ecause the majority of the teams there suck.  Clemson is the only real team in that conference.

This program is light years from being elite on both sides of the ball, and we're lucky we're not play in the CFP because we would get destroyed by Bama or Clemson.

Face the facts, this program is barely a top 15 program and certainly not top 4.  We have lost 7 straight and 13 out of 14.  We aren't even competitive against them any more.  If you are honest you know this to be true.  We are better at basketball than football in the last 10 years.

11/25/2018 - 4:12pm Our offense is archaic!  It…

Our offense is archaic!  It's slow, plodding style could never compete with the elite in college football.  OSU saved us from an embarrassment that we would never live down from Bama.

Harbaugh needs to find a young spread-minded OC genius and fire Hamilton and GET OUT OF THE WAY!!  Harbaugh might some day prove to be a great head coach, but right nowe he is strangling the life out of this program.  His old school thoughts and ways are destroying what is left of this once proud program.

To hell with the traditions of defense and run-first offense.  THROW THE FUCKING ball downfield.  Get an OC that can coach a the spread, not RichRod's spread, and throw the ball and score points.  I'd rather be Oklahoma than Michigan.

We will NEVER beat OSU as long as Harbaugh controls the play calling.  If this plan of his continues, he might as well go back to the NFL and let's get a real offensive minded head coach.  It's 2018 not 1978.

11/25/2018 - 4:05pm It's time to face the facts…

It's time to face the facts.  Don Brown's defensive philosophy works on second rate talent and is all world against the lesser teams in the B1G.  In the real world of college football, the jersey holding and grabbing and constant PI calls won't cut it against the real talent and speed of the top echelon teams.  We don't have the speed or skill to play with those receivers.  Brown's defensive philosophy and our lack of talent was severely exposed yesterday.  Better there than against Bama.  They would have beat us 77-10.

I have come around to the conclusion that Brown looks great in a bubble (B!G division games and second rate OOC opponents).  Were are STILL LIGHT YEARS behind OSU.  Can you imagine what Oklahoma would do to this defense?!?!?!?

We need to overhaul this defense and focus on the best D Lineman in the world and great linebackers and play a bend but don't break zone.

Time for Brown to retire or let him take a HC job somewhere.  We need younger minds on this staff.

08/22/2018 - 2:19pm They are going to delay this…

They are going to delay this and hope some other big news breaks, like the Maryland mess or Texas A&M so they can try to get their weak news buried when they reinstate Meyer.

08/21/2018 - 8:09pm Ohio State and Urban Meyer:

Ohio State and Urban Meyer:

Lying to everyone since Day 1.

08/21/2018 - 8:00pm I just Jim Rome's rant on…

I just watched Jim Rome's rant on Urban Meyer and his crapshow of excuses.  For the first time in my life I agree with Rome.  He actually called out OSU and Meyer and this whole mess.  He showed some semblance of integrity, but ultimately agreed that what will most likely come from all this is a "time-served" punishment and business as usual as OSU.

It's a sad state of affairs that money and wins trumps decency and integrity doing what's right.  All this will be overshadowed by Maryland and whatever comes next.  Meyer is a slimy lizard that will once again walk away clean despite all the filth and stench that seems to surround whatever big-time program he leaves behind.

Surprisingly, Utah never had the issues that Florida and OSU have had during his watch.

05/24/2018 - 10:30am Yard work this week and weekend

3 1/2 yards of top soil and a shovel. That is my plan the next couple of days. Then it’s grass seed and straw. Then probably 4 yards of mulch for the flower beds. Wahoo!

05/21/2018 - 3:17pm If I base it on when I come across it surfing I stop and watch

Then it’s: (no particular order)

Shawshank Redemption
Goodwill Hunting
The Sting or Forrest Gump

If it’s my favorite 3 best, then Shawshank and Goodwill Hunting are there and I have to pick a third

04/29/2018 - 11:43pm Paint the end zones either blue or maize

And paint Michigan in the opposite color. No more green end zones

04/27/2018 - 10:56am could he slim down and play

LB in the NFL like Woodley did.  Not sure of Hurst's 40 time or his comparison size-wise to Woodley.  Woodley played at 6-2 and 260+. Hurst is 6-1 and 290

04/27/2018 - 8:04am HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN!

This is a huge shot in the arm for this program. WAHOO!  

No someone in the NFL be smart and draft Mo Hurst quickly

04/25/2018 - 3:46pm I looked for this house on Zillow and didn't find it

Where is this waterfront house on Lake Michigan for $450K?  I want to see it.  Glen Lake is the most beautiful body of water in the world to me.  I would take it over the carribean or Hawaii or anywhere else I have been.  The economic downturn in 2008-09 didn't affect that area.  Peoples are ridiculous and getting worse.  Too much money from Chicago Drs and people like Dick DeVos buying up prime realestate and building compounds, not just vacation homes.

04/25/2018 - 10:48am Sleeping Bear National Larkshore

Because of the location, it is my favorite.  The Glen Arbor area is my ultimate retirement destination, but finances don't match up well with that area.

04/04/2018 - 10:27am The simple fact is

they were the better team and made shots from, everywhere.  We had no answer for #10.  Beilein said as much.

04/02/2018 - 10:54am Defense wins championships

. . .  but you need some offense too. If we play our typical brand of defense without major foul trouble and we shoot 30% or better from 3 and we win 73-67.  Nova may struggle if they are in a nail biter.  We live for those.

03/18/2018 - 12:46am Fuck yeah!

Only better play I can remember is Manningham in the back of the end zone to beat Penn a state.

03/18/2018 - 12:12am Weak offense

Don’t seem to have a plan

03/16/2018 - 10:29am As said earlier, this whole scandal is not getting headlines any

more.  Engler is doing what he was hired to do, which is deflect and protect the BoT and the Athletic Dept.  Whatever spin anyone else puts on his appt is lying to everyone else and themselves.

Heck Baylor is back in the news with three more football players being suspended due to alleged sexual abuse

MSU is deflecting everything and not even trying to fix the problems they have and the media is allowing it.

03/16/2018 - 12:25am Ugliest tournament game I have ever seen

It was rough before the clock delay and has been abysmal ever since. This is just unwatchable

03/13/2018 - 3:39pm I really like most of it

The golf shirts are awesome, the first, third, fourth, fifth and sixth tees shirts are good too. They need a plain navy shirt with a huge block M on it just need the M in maize. The problem with the golf shirts is they don’t make enough and they sell out too quickly. But the golf shirts aren’t on M den yet anyway

03/09/2018 - 3:08pm So this Prince guy . . .

Is he gonna be in charge of clipboards or putting paper on clipboards or the guy that arranges the signs on the sidelines so the offense knows which cartton character to emulate in the upcoming play?

Jebus there are a lot of positions in this program that no one outside of JH know what they do.

03/08/2018 - 8:24am Spartans Will

duck & cover and avoid culpability every chance they get.


03/06/2018 - 12:41pm The SEC coaches will get this type of thing

banned.  It's not fair to the student-athletes spring break.

In the spirit of the event and the cuase, this is fantastic.  To have our coach speak about a subject that is near and dear to all of our hearts and bring a true passion that exemplifies the Jimmy V Foundation and the man himself, this is AWESOME!

As my mom died of cancer and my uncle is fighting his own battle with the dreaded disease, it is close to me and a great event and foundation to support.

03/06/2018 - 12:23pm To call it what it is, it's a stereotype

And because it's about a white male, it's chuckled at and said to be 'okay'.  I'm not offended by it, but IF the definition of racism is judging someone by the color of his/her skin, well then  . .  it's racist. But it's not called that because it's a white male.

There was something written or stated somewhere in the last several months that racism only exists against minorites or people of lesser means or opportunity (paraphrased).  Basically that white people can't be victims of racism. (Not political, just relating the statement)

03/04/2018 - 7:18pm Big


03/04/2018 - 7:03pm Those bastards in EL

and the fuckin' izzone can SUCK IT!!!

03/04/2018 - 7:02pm best new verb ever

It takes a TEAM to win it all!

03/04/2018 - 7:01pm Raising a glass to Coach B

Captain-n-Coke in hand Cheers to Coach B!

The cleanest coach and program in the country!

03/04/2018 - 6:59pm His name should be somewhere

As of right now,he's the best coach since Bo.

02/27/2018 - 10:57am We can all point fingers, blame and complain about

what happened and how the NCAA does nothing about it.  The obvious truth here is the Tournament (March Madness) is their cash cow and they will do whatever it takes to make sure all the top teams and players are cleared and free to play without fear or obstruction of playing.

Nothing is going to change except they will probably allow players to get jobs or get paid.  Either way that will escalate out of control.  They stopped the players from getting jobs because top athletes would get a "job" at a booster's or donor's business and get paid lots of dollars and never show up.

They need to crucify a few top programs to clean this up, but that will never happen.  Just like MSU will get no penalty and Izzo and Dantonio will come out unscatheed and coach for as long as they want to.

Reality, not being negative

02/26/2018 - 1:02pm My dad was an Olympian way back when

When I saw the post about "greatest Olympian ever"  I was going to reply that in my opinion it was my dad (a little biased). Then I re-read the post.

My dad won a silver medal in Rowing in the 4 (w/out coxon) in the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne Austrailia.  He used to tell great stories of rowing all over the world.  He has medals from multiple Pan Am games and World University games and the Henly in England.  He held the Singles' Masters record at the Head of the Charles regatta for many years.

He's going to be 89 in March and unfortuantely his time is almost up.  He is just hanging on these days.

02/23/2018 - 2:22pm Izzo, Calipari, Coach K etc will deny all

claim to have no knowledge of any transaction or transgressions and get off scott-free.  The NCAA will never bite the hand that feeds.

They won't punish the big boy because that would harm the cash cow of the tournament, regardless of it being this year or next.

IF the FBI can trace $$ and deals back to coaches like the Pitino stuff, then maybe a coach gets fired, but the NCAA won't be uncovering anything.

02/23/2018 - 12:41pm Simple


They believe they are teflon in EL.  They'll just burn another couch as penance

02/21/2018 - 2:56pm He was about the only religious speaker I could listen to.

Billy Graham has a peaceful way about him even when he was fired up. 

Quick story, I heard a motivational speaker tell the story that some kid was at one of his Crusades down south back in the day and was back stage and said to someone: "Can you believe so many people would come out to hear one man speak?"  and the guy said to the boy, "God don't sponsor no flops".  

02/12/2018 - 10:11am Maybe I'm naive

but I didn't think the committee had the top four seeds already figured out with two weeks left in the regular season and the conference tourna,ments still to be played.

Seems the last week or two of the season doesn't carry much weight for the tournament seedings.  Their minds are already made up, don't confuse them with the facts.

02/07/2018 - 12:57pm It’s not that it’s unacceptable

The treatment of women and young girls at MSU is unacceptable.

It is simply more evidence to prove that this program is not what it once was. We don’t beat our rivals, we aren’t competitive with elite schools on the field or on the recruiting trail and we haven’t been in the conversation for division titles much less conference championships in years. We’re the fourth best in our division and we are barely ahead of MSU in the recruiting rankings.

Elite we are not. And there are no signs this will change in the foreseeable future. Heck we can’t even get decent offensive coaches to stay more than a few weeks. JH has some serious work ahead of him to fix this mess.

02/07/2018 - 11:01am Something is just not right in AA

The poor performance on the field, JH's lack of enthusiasm all season,  Complete disaray in the offensive coaching staff and recruits signing everywhere, but here.  This is definitiely not the Michigan I knew and grew up with. We are the fourth best team in our own DIVISION and can't even pull a recruit from ND who lost their OC and DC and their HC is a trainwreck.

Bring on the bagmen. /s   This is just ridiculous.

02/07/2018 - 10:53am That's it

Vote of No Confidence.  \

Between the shitshow that is this offensive coaching staff and missing out on so many severely-needed recruits, I've lost a lot of faith in what this staff is doing and the direction of the program.

02/04/2018 - 11:32pm The governor needs to terminate all of the BoT

But somehow this university will find a way to fill it with former athletes, coaches and those that only care about the AD. They seem to have no regard for the academic side of MSU. It is truly sad. Must be embarrassing to be a graduate of that school. The only things that matter to the leadership is Izzo and Dantonio

02/04/2018 - 11:25pm I hoped for more from Patricia

Unfortunately his game plan was just what the lions have been my entire life of 53 years. Swiss cheese. That was weak with two weeks to prepare.
Brady on the other hand played well despite a mad rush and being down one receiver. He’s still the GOAT in my book

02/04/2018 - 9:20pm As long as MSU stooges are running the school

And investigations, I don’t see much happening except admitting they screwed up the Nassar scandal. Those two won’t touch Izzo or Dantonio

02/03/2018 - 11:57am I think Schuette and the investigation

certainly look hard in to the Nassar side of the investigation.  Some heads will roll and they will try to appease the public that they are imparshal.  Then once they start looking into the football and basketball allegations, the effort wil be a dog and pony show and they will claim no wrongdoing occured in either program.

It is easy to point fingers all around on the Nassar scandal.  Most of the work proving the improprieties have already been discovered.  The football and basketball wrongdoings will be harder to prove and to save face they will point the finger in another direction and say the coaches did their due dilligence.

Can't see anyone with ties to MSU cutting the heads off the snake.

02/02/2018 - 12:47pm There is a special section of Hell

reserved for those that prey on children and younger women.  It seems that section is growing faster than ever before.

Maybe it's the social media era or the bravery of those abused, but ridding of the world of those bastards can't come soon enough, not to mention their enablers.

02/02/2018 - 11:20am Patriots


02/02/2018 - 10:10am He needed a second person to be a diversion so he

could get to that scumbag.  I wish he would have gotten to him.  

I have no idea what that would feel like, but the just thinking about my child being abused makes me seeth in anger.  Just so sad this happened and all those jackasses in EL did nothing for years.