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10/08/2018 - 9:25pm Ace is a tremendous talent…

Ace is a tremendous talent and inspiration.

12/22/2015 - 3:15pm Minnesota can't claim those

Minnesota can't claim those championships because Alabama already did

12/01/2015 - 4:48pm Drupal is a CMS, not simply a

Drupal is a content management system like Wordpress, not simply a framework. So it comes out of the box with a lot of things you'd have to patch together or build from scratch with a mere framework. In fact Drupal 8 is supposed to be built on top of Symfony. Past and current versions of Drupal have built,, and elevenwarriors, so it's not exactly a joke in terms of what it can do.

I don't have any inside info, but I suspect the issue with the site outages are that they use a webhost out of Florida I've never heard of, not the programming.

10/29/2015 - 11:02am ♫ We found love in a hopeless

♫ We found love in a hopeless place... 

09/09/2015 - 3:08pm When someone commits out of the blue

09/03/2015 - 5:07pm Where was this offseason when

Where was this offseason when Michigan was stretching too much?

09/03/2015 - 2:33pm Utah Roster Looks Like

06/10/2015 - 12:59pm .

06/02/2015 - 1:13pm So how much of a buyout does
03/18/2015 - 11:36am   (which, when you really


(which, when you really think about that, speaks volumes to Beilein’s ability to identify talent in the wake of unexpected NBA departures);


At first I thought ); was an emoticon summarizing the previous sentence. In fact why stop there, a wink and a frown is the season in a nutshell.

02/26/2015 - 2:45pm fun fact

as a 7 foot tall person, there is a 17% chance he will play in the nba.

and as a beilein recruit from the past 3 years there's probably a higher chance than that.…

01/24/2015 - 6:40pm It's been a great week for

It's been a great week for the young man.

01/16/2015 - 1:41pm (No subject)

01/15/2015 - 7:55am (No subject)

01/02/2015 - 5:49pm Solution

They need to call the cheapest NFL franchise up. say they'll pay that franchise $2-3 million a year for 3 years to hire Ferentz as whatever--coordinator, head coach, whatever it takes to pique Ferentz's interest. He may very well be free or they may make a profit off of him at that price. A cheap franchise may want the cash more than hiring the best option, or they may even believe in him.

Then they sign a risky, high upside, low price tag coach (like Stitt) for the next three years and if it doesn't work, in 3 years you get a clean slate and in the present at least they're interesting again, and they're not spending any more money. Of course, he would have to agree to tear up the Iowa contract.

Why would Ferentz take it? Because it's his only chance at an NFL audition and he probably thinks he'd be a good NFL coach.

12/29/2014 - 11:52pm No big deal, 57% of all

No big deal, 57% of all planes headed for NJ change their mind mid-flight.

12/24/2014 - 9:49am Believe me, Nebraska wishes

Believe me, Nebraska wishes it was 20 years ago too.

12/19/2014 - 11:21pm I have a feeling he's

I have a feeling he's somebody's son. Somebody important, that is.

12/18/2014 - 1:32pm Even if Harbaugh wanted to

Even if Harbaugh wanted to come here from day one, his agent wants to give him the best and the most offers he can and let his client decide. The fact that this number was out there for weeks and only now is everyone talking about it sounds like sports agent string-pulling to me.

12/16/2014 - 2:15pm Unfortunately for predictive

Unfortunately for predictive purposes, you might as well have picked these guys at random out of an NFL encyclopedia given how disparate they are from each other, not to mention their results.

edit: Harbaugh

12/10/2014 - 5:10pm Please be Pelini, please be

Please be Pelini, please be Pelini...

edit: The rumor of the moment is Bronco Mendenhall.

12/10/2014 - 5:05pm Would he take the job:

Would he take the job: Yes

I'm surprised it's that cut and dried.

12/08/2014 - 12:59pm One thing I don't understand

One thing I don't understand is the scoffing at Sean Payton. Facts:

  • He hates the commissioner of the NFL.
  • Goodell sabotaged what was a dynasty-caliber team that he was coaching.
  • He's already won a Super Bowl.
  • A Super Bowl is not happening again for the Saints. They'll be a middle to upper-middle class team for another 3-6 years while Brees winds down his career. College would be a new challenge.
  • He's currently making $8 million, but some college coach will make that kind of money eventually, maybe even the next coach at Michigan (it's been dubiously thrown around for Harbaugh). Even if it's not realistic, $5-6 million is and that's still a lot of money.
  • There are a lot of blue blooded college teams, but I think there are much fewer teams that could snag a good NFL head coach, and Michigan is one of them. If he wants out of the NFL, who knows when the next one will open up.

Add it all up and I'm not saying Payton is happening, but I think it makes more sense than none at all.

12/06/2014 - 12:32pm I would just like to remind

I would just like to remind some of the more tech savvy people here, to TURN OFF ADBLOCK for this site, if you want a simple, free way to support it. It's easy to forget with adblock, some sites deserve the ad revenue.

12/04/2014 - 12:14pm You had me at "not Schiano".

You had me at "not Schiano".

11/29/2014 - 5:02pm That's an HD antenna. Over

That's an HD antenna. Over the air HDTV in most cases has better or same compression quality as cable/satellite. Also is free. Therefore is better.

11/26/2014 - 12:27am That review was awkward,

That review was awkward, where it was obviously off of Michigan because he was hacked. So the refs just pretended they didn't see nothing.

11/21/2014 - 11:14am I'm not sure I understand why

I'm not sure I understand why some are so against this. The man knows how to form a coaching tree, so any coaching search 3-8 years hence will be 100% smoother than the last two.

11/20/2014 - 10:31am I'm just a schmo and I could

I'm just a schmo and I could have set him up with a few retirement accounts in like 1 week, probably 4 hours of real actual work. He would be set up for life and yes, he could have taken care of his parents too. Where do these "financial advisors" come from?

11/09/2014 - 9:24pm Sounds like Jack and Jill

Sounds like Jack and Jill need better strength and conditioning, but that's none of my business...

11/05/2014 - 11:19am If it isn't going to be win

If it isn't going to be win championships every other year like Alabama, it better damn well be entertaining.

Watching the games isn't my job and it shouldn't feel like it, certain entities' opinions be damned.

10/31/2014 - 4:39pm Yep, just a few pings I've

To add to TheHoke's answer, just a few pings I've tried tell me the lag from Michigan to Tampa is ~50ms and to Chicago it's ~15ms.

Step up your game, speed of light!

10/31/2014 - 4:19pm You're right, they're on

You're right, they're on dreamhost. I'm kind of surprised. But if they were on Amazon, the scaling up and down would not be automatic unless you made it so. Otherwise, they would be able to charge you more without your authorization.

Edit: they may instead have a VPS from NOC4Hosts, and Dreamhost is just the public dns server. Or, Dreamhost and NOC4Hosts are the same. Either way, the IP address I'm seeing is located in Tampa, FL which is also surprising. I'd go for something in Chicago.

10/31/2014 - 4:08pm Gateway timeout is equivalent

Gateway timeout is equivalent to 2000 people wanting to get into Disney World at 8am and they all plan to give up if they can't get in in under 10 minutes. Replace people with site requests, disney world with mgoblog and 10 minutes with a few seconds.

I believe this site is hosted on Amazon Web Services, so it should in theory be able to automate the scaling up and down of resources as they are needed, but I've never configured this so I can't say how easy it is to do. You could also change the timeout setting, but after, say 30 seconds, even the most patient person is going to walk away.

10/24/2014 - 9:46am I wonder if Brian's mystery

I wonder if Brian's mystery email header this morning was related to this.

/Twilight Zone Music

10/23/2014 - 9:40am Late to the game, but...

Copy the entire header into the message analyzer here:

Everything will be nice and plain english, mostly. The most important thing is to know the ip address and whether that ip address/domain is an open relay, because that makes masquerading much easier.

Also, you  might want to check the SPF record, if they even have one, for the domain. That tells you whether they write in stone, and in public, how strict their standards are for sending email from their domain.

Open relay test:

SPF check:

10/21/2014 - 1:06pm The Wayback Machine goes

The Wayback Machine goes pretty far back.*/

10/14/2014 - 12:42pm Quick, before he finds out

Quick, before he finds out which Buffalo!

10/13/2014 - 10:57am I think Brian Kelly and Greg

I think Brian Kelly and Greg Schiano's layer of dirt is too low. Way too low for Schiano. Bucs players and administration hate him.

10/09/2014 - 12:57pm I wish Brian's official

I wish Brian's official stance were that he wanted Stitt as OC. I haven't heard a word about what he can do for defense, he's admitted he'd be interested in a carte blanche OC position, let's face it--he's not proven at anywhere close to the Div-I level, and it's 10 times more realistic, which is to say a 1% chance of happening. He could be Gus Malzahn 2.0 or Gerry Faust 2.0. Malzahn was an OC first though.

10/08/2014 - 9:54am This is why I don't trust

This is why I don't trust anyone from Saban's coaching tree. I do think Nussmeier is a good coach, but only because of his extensive track record.

10/04/2014 - 10:46am Devil's advocate here. Fast

Devil's advocate here. Fast food companies can actually flourish in a recession. There are many reasons I won't get into why this is so. For examples, see McDonald's and Little Caesar's Pizza. So I think Domino's absolutely dropped the ball in 2007.

10/02/2014 - 5:43pm The best way Hoke and Brandon

The best way Hoke and Brandon can earn their salaries until the day they are fired is to stop talking to anyone that is recording what they say. Not even a word.

10/02/2014 - 3:35pm Remember when Dave Brandon

Remember when Dave Brandon wouldn't humor any coaching candidate other than Hoke? Pepperidge Farm remembers.

10/01/2014 - 11:33am You should add "has a

You should add "has a coaching tree". This means he knows how to mold coaches and should have a smooth transition to the next guy. That's one of the most desperate needs right now. No more scandalous and divisive coaching searches. Let's know who's up next ahead of time for the first time since 1994. I don't know if he's the best candidate, but he's miles better than any other older guys.

09/29/2014 - 6:02pm Translation: We haven't fired

Translation: We haven't fired Brandon yet, wink wink.

I mean, connect the dots. Nobody's heard from the AD (including Coach Hoke) since the loss. It all makes too much sense.

09/29/2014 - 1:15pm As a confessed aggressively

As a confessed aggressively reasonable person, I still don't get why, as I was reminded on twitter this morning, the coaching staff hid Taylor Lewan's helmet from him last year to keep him off the field after a head injury but they didn't use anything approaching a decision flowchart here. I think the only explanation is the pressure has gotten to Hoke and his decision making is suffering for it (see: holding Morris in too long just purely on a performance level).

09/28/2014 - 10:48am Tom Brady and Bill Belichick

Tom Brady and Bill Belichick made Charlie Weis a LOT of money.

09/05/2014 - 10:58am That's why the rivalry is so

That's why the rivalry is so good. It isn't either school's #1 rivalry, but it is consistently a good game and an interesting game, and the bragging rights are much bigger. Everyone M fan knows an ND fan and vice versa, but every ND fan doesn't know a USC fan or vice versa.

I don't think many schools have a rivalry like MICH-ND, but a lot of schools have a rivalry like MICH-OSU, ND-USC or MICH-MSU.

09/05/2014 - 10:51am You throw it up for grabs

You throw it up for grabs 15-25 yards downfield in a place where somebody is guaranteed to catch it, hopefully your guy. But if not, the DB won't be able to help himself if it's there, so it's easier and better than a pooch punt.

Clock stops on change of possession, so running doesn't matter unless it's your best chance at a first down. The actual running of a long pass play probably kills more time than anything but a 50+ yard run.