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12/18/2018 - 3:22pm Yeah Nico is a stud. I had…

Yeah Nico is a stud. I had no idea he had over 30 catches with no drops. Really hope they start next year by opening it up vs Fla.

12/18/2018 - 3:16pm This is really interesting,…

This is really interesting, thanks. 

Any chance you'd be willing to look at change in climate, i.e. average fall temperature difference from home to Michigan? I see the drop down in finish at averages of 750 miles and 1800 miles and wonder if those two cohorts are from Fla/Ga/LA and NM/AZ/Cal

12/18/2018 - 3:08pm You are assuming his extra…

You are assuming his extra weight is fat, not muscle. He will have more force(f) for his increased mass (m). 

12/18/2018 - 8:55am nooooooo


12/18/2018 - 8:49am Welcome back, dude.

MK is…

Welcome back, dude.

MK is right though, our job as fans, if any, is root for your team and represent them well off the field- which includes talking about the team and being ambassadors, even online, for potential recruits and their families. 

12/17/2018 - 10:32pm Aubry was one of my favorite…

Aubry was one of my favorite dudes, love his story and his hard work ethic. Don't know what's going on but I'm sad.

That said Michigan will go on. It probably won't help much next year (maybe some, who knows), but we do have 2 of the top 4 DT's in the 2019 class committed to Michigan. As much as I hate to say it, Michigan is building more of a legacy than it has been over the last decade, and if some guys fall off, the program seems to be continuing on. 

12/17/2018 - 10:11pm There's actually a thread…

There's actually a thread for mod action, you don't have to create your own. 

(that said my personal opinion is maizen gives Michigan fans a bad name, especially to potential recruits and their families, though he does provide content on occasion).

12/17/2018 - 10:10pm I mean, this.

I hope the…

I mean, this.

I hope the guy is okay, really that's about it.

Having to sit out a year is not going to help his career, and he was so on the verge of total domination next year. I remember being 19 too...

12/17/2018 - 1:45pm Just saying, it's been 25…

Just saying, it's been 25 years since Michigan was a #1 seed in the tournament (93)

12/17/2018 - 1:15pm Nova is what it is this year…

Nova is what it is this year with 4 losses.

That said, they had all their tough games already and are mostly favorites through the rest of the season, probably ending as a top 20 team. 

12/16/2018 - 2:36pm I have been a Lions fan for…

I have been a Lions fan for 15 years, five weeks, and six days. 

12/16/2018 - 2:29pm OP: think positively, sir.

OP: think positively, sir.

Simpson was 3/4 from 3 and 6/10 on 2s, and missed 0 free throw attempts. 

That will give B1G coaches something to think about. 

12/16/2018 - 10:20am Recruiting Rankings: 5, 2, 3…

Recruiting Rankings: 5, 2, 3, 7, 4, 2, 2; Average=3.6

Final AP Ranking: 3, 12, 1, 4, 6, 5, 6*; Average=5.3

All I get out of this is that he was a legendary recruiter but not as great of a coach.



12/16/2018 - 9:59am I think Beilein knows what…

I think Beilein knows what he's doing, and absent what we think we know about a celebrity family, what we know about the character and potential basketball talent of some kid in high school is probably a lot less than we'd imagine. So, stay classy friends. 

12/14/2018 - 9:27pm Maybe Maizen can explain…

Maybe Maizen can explain this to us.

12/14/2018 - 1:40pm While usually I just ignore…

inuating that the vast majority of people on this blog think Michigan is going to go undefeated with Harbaugh, every year, is just flat wrong. 

Predictions for 2018 averaged 9-4 if not 8-5. Saying most of us predicted 14-0 last year or the year before just makes you a troll.

That or feel free to link to a post where the majority of people thought we were going undefeated under Harbaugh.

12/14/2018 - 1:28pm Not today it hasn't …

Not today it hasn't @asbestos.

12/14/2018 - 7:55am Harrison would absolutely…

Harrison would absolutely see the field next year, probably not as a starter, but he would definitely get a lot of minutes.

Or do you think high quality true freshman DEs don't make it on the field at Michigan? If so you haven't been watching the last 3 years.

12/13/2018 - 9:49pm Why is there always a new …

Why is there always a new (just created account) sticking up for whatever one of Maizen's accounts did the OP? It invariably gets at least a call out from Stephenrjking and probably LSA, and ends the thread with a combined 125 downvotes.

12/13/2018 - 9:47pm They are looking at…

They are looking at violations per "inspection". So days open/year doesn't really matter. 

12/13/2018 - 6:14pm You run that risk every time…

You run that risk every time you get serviced by a buckeye/stae graduate at the drive-through. 

12/13/2018 - 6:13pm This is the other argument…

This is the other argument that I didn't mention but it's probably relevant as well. This type of food is so expensive relative to the quality (captive audience, right?), it begets complaints to the health department. 

When you consider that only 10% of these establishments are getting lower grades than the average restaurant, when that is directly related to the number and specificity of complaint (I would imagine), I don't know that any of these are really sub-standard establishments. 

Also wasn't aware it was a yearly thing, thanks for sharing Xtramelanin.

12/13/2018 - 3:49pm Local health inspectors…

Local health inspectors follow state and local health codes for the most part. Which as you can imagine vary by state and locality. Whether inspectors are graded on finding violations also varies widely by culture of the local health departments. As a result these comparisons are only so good. Only 10% of these venues scored less than the average restaurant in the specific locality measured. That's what they should have ranked them against... but didn't. 

I'll give you a specific example. The best place on this list is ranked as Oracle Arena, with a less than 2% violation rate. However Alameda County has inspected 216k establishments in the last 6 years, and this 2% violation rate is actually not out of the ordinary, at all, for the county. Read: it's an average "restaurant". Unless you think that all food prepared in Alameda or California in general is of much cleaner quality that elsewhere.

Contrast this to many local health departments in Michigan, where they try to find at least one violation (and inspectors actually might get graded on whether or not they are finding a reasonable rate of violations). 

Once again, ESPN totally bombs out on a report that does not mean what they think it does. 

12/13/2018 - 3:43pm So you're saying that Saban…

So you're saying that Saban hired him to be the emotional bag man? That's an effective duo in tandem with the physical bag men.

12/13/2018 - 11:27am The EEOC guidelines on this…

The EEOC guidelines on this topic are the most relaxed of any labor related government organization, just to point that out there. Since he was a younger white guy, he really doesn't have much of an EEOC claim for this to be relevant. 

Since this guy did have relationship issues with a subordinate (maybe not his subordinate, but still) at work, not a single government agency would have tried to second guess if he had been let go. 

12/13/2018 - 11:20am No, but at the same time his…

No, but at the same time his twitter doesn't give any indication that he is doing anything other than signing with Michigan. 

12/13/2018 - 11:15am Extremely Blessed and…
12/13/2018 - 11:09am Going out on a limb and…

Going out on a limb and saying that Maryland dominates Syracuse next year, and by the end of the season we see Syracuse make the top 25 (while Maryland never does), due to easy ACC schedule. 

12/13/2018 - 11:04am Really Maizen? From…

Really Maizen? From everything we've seen Hill is the antithesis of anyone who wants the spotlight, unless you have access to his twitter? I didn't think so. 

This player isn't doing it for the spotlight. If anything, he's upset at being conflicted, or that he might have been too hasty off of whatever Alabama told him as far as Michigan coaching rumors. Not everyone is a primadonna. 

12/12/2018 - 10:04pm I did a mostly hit piece on…

I did a mostly hit piece on the toxic culture at OSU to start the season in a diary here. 

In short, even the media down there covers things up. Surprised, right? It probably got reported in the Cleveland papers, or will tomorrow, but that's as close as Columbus that is willing to mention anything of possible negative influence to thee ohio state college. 

12/12/2018 - 3:20pm I mean, they could have said…

I mean, they could have said we have credible sources (the football world is small) that both Harbaugh and Don Brown are gone next year, and have been leading you on...

12/12/2018 - 2:19pm I'm telling you, saban is…

I'm telling you, saban is going to the packers.Should probably wake up and go back to work, though.

Sill, there is this:

Before the Giants hired McAdoo in 2016, an intermediary from the Saban camp reached out to a top Giants official. Said Saban might be interested. There was contact between the two sides, and after a couple of days, the word came back: "His wife says she's not moving from Alabama"

And now this:

“You come to a crossroads and the expectations get so great, people get spoiled by success and there gets to be a lack of appreciation,” Terry lamented, “we’re kind of there now.”

Saban echoed this as well earlier this year, and now there have been Saban to Packers rumors for over a week, right before signing day, and while he has always timely responded to these rumors before, so far he has been silent.

12/12/2018 - 2:16pm Google harder.

Don Brown…

Google harder.

Don Brown reported to be another top contender for the job.

12/12/2018 - 2:07pm You think a dear warde…

You think a dear warde letter is going out in a blaze? If it ever gets to that point I'll just stop donating to the athletic fund and let them know why, rather than writing a letter that will likely just get put in the universal filer.

12/12/2018 - 2:03pm It's a decent business…

It's a decent business decision due to the favorable home matchup. If you don't want the tickets, someone else does. Last year? I would have said pound sand.

12/12/2018 - 1:54pm Every single one of your…

Every single one of your posts is a snowflake, maizen. 

12/12/2018 - 12:12pm Hm. Lost two this year on a…

Hm. Lost two this year on a brutal away schedule. Don't see the Wisconsin game as a loss (hardest away game) given it seems we will lose 5 starters and what we did to wiscy this year. OSU will be good but they will he down for a number of reasons.

If you thought we had a chance this year, well the flip side to a ludicrous 2018 schedule is a favorable 2019. 

Maybe an alignment of schedule and talent. Book it- cfp baby.

12/12/2018 - 12:08pm Hope so, sounds plausible.

Hope so, sounds plausible.

12/12/2018 - 12:04pm Don't even..

Don't even..

12/12/2018 - 11:58am Need a money cannon.

Need a money cannon. That said, it really seems like Don likes how much of a difference he can make for the guys here.

I have no doubt he would excel anywhere, but Michigan seems to attract the kind of Dude he can mold into something special. That benefit goes both ways, so Michigan should be comfortable showing it's appreciation.

12/12/2018 - 11:51am Let's see what goes down…

Let's see what goes down during the bowl game. 

12/11/2018 - 11:24pm This is not advice and I'm…

This is not advice and I'm just a dude on a forum, not a lawyer, especially not an employment/worker's comp attorney. Any advice you receive here is not likely to help much because there are so very many different things that come into play that could impact how this turns out, from your wife's time on the job, to the specific state, to how/when she was trained, to if anyone had complained to management about the employee's work conduct, what management had done, what the evidence (statements) and then of course later testimony of witnesses after the fact state, what the medical paperwork states at the ER, your wife's employers financial situation/workers compensation rates, what their attorneys recommend, and anything and everything your wife either says to them or they relate that she said to them going forward, and most importantly (probably), your wife's recovery. Facial burns can be extremely expensive to fix, and the last thing I personally would want to do would be to try to rely on simply insurance. It's possible that doing nothing would be the surest way to your wife losing her medical coverage. 

A couple of comments, generally speaking, that may or may not be something to consider. If you speak to an attorney in your state who tells you they specialize in something like this, they should at least be able to give you good answers or suggestions here. 

Depending on your state laws for two party consent/recording, many people will record every phone conversation with the company after something like this. It isn't to trap the company into anything, it is simply so that if they allege your wife says something on the phone that she does not in fact say, you have some safety. Employers will sometimes raise a claim of employee misconduct. Your wife (heaven forbid) could have been killed, and had the employer been able to show evidence that your wife was trained, knew the procedure, violated the procedure, and that it has enforced these procedures with strict management oversight. Were that the case OSHA might not be able to even cite them. That's different than any claim you could bring. Bringing a claim against the employee might be difficult. Not considering your options may embolden the company to believe it has a valid claim for employee misconduct and that it needs to terminate your wife's employment. A good point made earlier was to not speak to the employer, even over the phone, until you have had a chance to talk to people. If they pester your wife, note it.

Given your wife works for a large company, they likely have very strict safety training procedures. It's not likely that the other employee is going to admit culpability for the accident. They also have a labor attorney firm that represents them in matters such as this and they have been on the ground since the afternoon of the accident taking statements from employees or figuring out who is a good witness, etc. They are trying to assess the situation and limit the liabilities of the company. Your wife is a potential liability as much as she is a resource as a worker, right now. 

Workers comp claims are usually the way medical bills for these types of injuries are paid. It's a specialized area of law. Attorneys do not dabble in workers compensation, they either do it or they are going to miss some things. 

Keep in mind most states are at will employment. They can fire your wife if they can show she engaged in employee misconduct (or that other employee). I don't mean to scare you but rather give you good information. It was erroneously stated that your attorney will protect your wife from getting fired. Were that the case OSHA would not investigate thousands of wrongful termination claims each year, many for reporting injuries (that's a guestimate), and many more wrongful termination claims are brought in state court (state depending), usually by workers comp attorneys or whomever. If something horrible like that happens, lets say the company is trying to keep workers comp rates down, your wife only has 30 days from the date on which she is notified of any pending action against her (suspension pending investigation, termination of employment, written warnings), to file a complaint of retaliation with OSHA. is a resource you could read up on there. This could also go sideways if they say she isn't employable anymore. I have no idea. 

Have your wife write down who she spoke to and exactly what she said, sort of what you wrote in the OP. She can use this to refresh her memory later, and it can be extremely useful. You could even type it up and save it for her. If she has contact information for any other employees, you might call them to see what is being said, or if the guy is on facebook see if he wrote any idiotic things after the fact (you would be surprised how often this is the case and how slow many fortune 500 companies are to monitor key employees after events like this). It's also likely that other employees will say something on social media like "(whatever the employees name was) is such a rude, unsafe guy, I can't believe he hasn't killed anyone yet" or "they talk about safety but never enforce things until there is an accident". Anything like that could be useful especially if the employer is considering raising an employee misconduct defense against your wife. Save everything.

Even if the company presents the best possible foot forward and explicitly guarantees that she has a job whenever, lets say a raise, and all her medical bills paid, no exceptions, they are going to put it in a settlement and release of claims that is going to be something your wife really shouldn't sign without presenting to an attorney she trusts first. Long story short, this isn't a situation for Mgoblog, but I really hope it works out for your family. 

12/11/2018 - 10:48pm You can't make him that…

You can't make him that guarantee.

12/11/2018 - 12:48pm College teams can be…

College teams can be entirely different year to year, so why base the ability to even go to the CFP on whether a team was good enough in years past to be in the higher division this year?

Trying to avoid my sarcastic remark about certain sec/acc teams.

12/11/2018 - 12:18pm It seems like his son is…

It seems like his son is bigger and faster than he was. There's also a decent rivals article on him from 18 months ago. Obviously he has continued to improve. Offers from Wisconsin and smaller schools.

Caden Kolesar, a sophomore, started at free safety for Lakewood St. Edward, an elite program in Ohio. His improvement over the past year has turned him into a Big Ten prospect.
“He’s bigger, stronger, faster and smarter than I ever was,” John Kolesar said. “He’s been raised with the teachings of Bennie Oosterbaan, Bo Schembechler, Woody Hayes and Lee Tressel, my dad’s high school coach before my dad went to Michigan, every day of his life.”
He’s also blood related on his mother’s side to Ed Franco, one of the ‘seven blocks of granite’ with the legendary Vince Lombardi and Alex Wojciechowicz from the great Fordham teams of the 1930s.
12/11/2018 - 11:24am Guy is fast, and looks good…

Guy is fast, and looks good on film. Obviously well taught. Sounds like he could be a real steal. 

I know people mentioned size and stars, but did he focus on Michigan camps instead of going all over? He obviously loves Michigan. That absolutely impacts recruiting rating (Ronnie bell), and might be a factor here as well.

12/10/2018 - 2:59pm I think random internet user…

I think random internet user wolverine91 should have received the coaching award for (their) massive contribution to Michigans 10 regular season wins, not this Don Brown DUDE.

12/09/2018 - 10:23pm I'm going with you have been…

I'm going with you have been a board member (on this account) for less than one week, and the vast majority of your posts are  seriously anti-michigan. 

12/09/2018 - 3:17pm Nick Saban isn't addressing…

Nick Saban isn't addressing his NFL rumors like Harbaugh just did.

So I don't know that my comment deserves its own thread, but it is kind of related so I'll put it here. (After all, as per this OP example, it is in a college coaches best interest to  publicly state if they are not leaving for the NFL next season, because, recruiting. So, yes, Harbaugh just came out again and said he isn't leaving, after rumors again surfaced. Surprise?

However you lose a ton of cred if you publicly state that you aren't leaving, and then do. 

Nick Saban to the NFL rumors are also pretty common at the end of football season. They are, here again. (Though to be clear his contract runs through 2025).

He also has in years past publicly stated he isn't leaving for the NFL once these rumors start in January or whenever asked if he was leaving the program. He also is pretty consistent that he wants a challenge and that football is his love so he isn't going to give it up anytime soon

This year, there's a blueblood packers program opening, and his name has been mentioned to the tune of at least one SI article and lots of other rif-raf message board talk. So far he hasn't addressed the rumors at all- something interesting considering signing day is very soon. 

You could also read the tea leaves from his stated position on not scheduling home and home games against good non-conference teams, something he's made sure never happens since he has been at Alabama. Alabama agreed earlier this year for the first time since he's been there, to home-home with Texas for the 2022-2013 season. - That point's a stretch, but it is of some note.

His wife also gave the wall street journal this overlooked (reposted) tid-bit:

“You come to a crossroads and the expectations get so great, people get spoiled by success and there gets to be a lack of appreciation,” Terry lamented, “we’re kind of there now.”

Saban came out against Alabama fans this year as well, ripping them for not being... fans due to a lack of home support against some Lafayette school. 

"I've never said anything like that before. When I first came here, you used to play that tradition thing up there and everybody was cheering and excited and happy and there was great spirit, aight. Now they don't even cheer."
12/09/2018 - 2:26pm I would take a tall, fast…

I would take a tall, fast, underrated safety with a last name of Hill.