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08/17/2018 - 2:42pm We should rename all…

We should rename all positions after vicious snake species. Cobras, mambas, pythons, etc...


Except kickers. Kickers will be referred to as garter snakes. Hiss

08/17/2018 - 1:43pm As long as he's not a 5*, I…

As long as he's not a 5*, I'm ok with it. Our latest string of highly-rated RBs have... not worked out.

08/16/2018 - 2:12pm The football mostly. Like…

The football mostly. Like who has it, where it goes, how it gets there. Stuff like that. 

08/16/2018 - 10:11am But the people who he hired…

But the people who he hired to do their jobs correctly and take care of players best interest were there though, right?

08/15/2018 - 2:55pm BISB Thank you!!!

BISB Thank you!!!

08/14/2018 - 5:09pm This is the right take.

This is the right take.

08/14/2018 - 3:21pm How do you pronounce Uche…

How do you pronounce Uche for that matter? Is it Ooch-ee?

08/14/2018 - 1:58pm Maryland Athletic Department…

Maryland Athletic Department to Durkin: "Here's the keys to the football program. Do whatever you like, go 6-6 or 5-7 every year if you want, fade into the background of B1G and collect a fat paycheck. Just don't kill anyone or make us look horrible in public. Can you do that?"

Durkin: pouts "I guess..."

08/14/2018 - 12:46pm How nice of Maryland to take…

How nice of Maryland to take the focus off of Urban Meyer and OSU. In all actuality, if the ESPN article and current/former players revelations are true, Durkin and his crew of flunkies should probably think of something besides coaching. I don't see how any parent would willingly send their kids to that program now.

08/14/2018 - 12:39pm He gone.

He gone.

08/14/2018 - 11:51am I'm assuming he means…

I'm assuming he means recruit/teach/develop D Line recruits when he says "the best to ever do it"? I can't imagine he means as players themselves.

08/14/2018 - 3:48am Can’t say I understand the…

Can’t say I understand the need for this thread? Haven’t seen anyone be negative towards Peters since the bowl game. I’ve seen people be on the fence in regards to him but nothing negative. 

Thing is we have a sample size for what Peters and Patterson can do, albeit in different circumstances. I think Patterson is a more dynamic, dual-threat quarterback which is a common feature of most, if not all, CFB playoff teams instead of a pro-style passer. 

Unfortunately we open this season away against a ranked, rival team and really need a solidified QB to champion the offense. Peters will get a fair chance to compete but you can’t get upset if the new guy lives up to his potential. 

08/13/2018 - 12:53pm lol Why buy Mbem-Bosse's…

lol Why buy Mbem-Bosse's shoes?

08/13/2018 - 10:57am Football waits for no one…

Football waits for no one. And while a season-ending injury isn't necessarily certain death-kneel for your college career, it can be if the depth chart behind you is stacked with good players. It was always going to be hard for him to break the Chesson/Darboh duo as a frosh and when DPJ/Black came aboard, the writing was on the wall. Best of luck to him.

08/13/2018 - 10:39am If OSU retains Meyer it…

If OSU retains Meyer it would set the university's reputation back 20 years.

Says who? You're saying this like the OSU collective community is in favor of letting Urban Meyer go? Which is not the case.

Fact is until you start really pissing off your own alumni, donors and fan base, your reputation outside of your own community doesn't matter - as sad as that is...

08/09/2018 - 3:27pm Urban sucks and I feel he's…

Urban sucks and I feel he's awful human being but maybe let this one play out and fade away. 

Now if he got caught up in the hilarious world of hookers, cocaine and pirating illegal dvds of Hello Kitty - Island Adventure, by all means shout it from the roof tops. But alas, it took a man knowingly employing a wife-beater for several years (and lying about most of his knowledge) for this situation to come up. Maybe sit this one out...

08/09/2018 - 2:15pm Are these brand new rules…

Are these brand new rules that we're just handed down within the past day or something? If so, could mean they found something new and are pretty serious. If these have been there from the start, I doubt there's any new revelations.

08/09/2018 - 1:59pm Just be decent, that's all…

Just be decent, that's all. Honestly an average offensive line probably sets us up to score at will against lesser foes and for us to be dangerous against the good defenses in the B1G.

08/08/2018 - 2:59pm There is.... a thread for…

There is.... a thread for that.

08/08/2018 - 10:13am I don't understand why he…

I don't understand why he was so surprised nobody was offering him if he wasn't as involved with the recruiting process like his HS coach said he was?

Separate note - Do you have to get invited to the Nike, UA, Adidas camps? Also once you get to camps with I'm sure hundreds of other players, how do you make sure that your name is getting promoted other than just beating all the other players?

08/08/2018 - 9:54am But is their pizza better…

But is their pizza better than Blue Pan in Denver?

08/07/2018 - 3:02pm I agree if you extrapolate…

I agree if you extrapolate my assumption you'll surely find reasonable and conscious OSU fans in regards to this situation. I'm more or less looking for someone within the university... AD, coach, president, janitor to say how shitty it is that because of domestic abuse they have to take care of this stuff.

08/07/2018 - 9:44am As much as I hate to say it,…

As much as I hate to say it, I think if the accused (rightfully so btw) can weather the first week or two of the media storm of events like this, it's likely no one will seek Urban's firing after the investigation.

Unless Zach's ex wife or McMurphy are intent on bringing Meyer and the AD down, it will fade away which is what everyone from OSU wants it to do.

The saddest thing of all of this is I haven't heard a single person associated with OSU sympathize or comment on how disgraceful the allegations are and if they're true, seem satisfied with the lack of action taking place from the coaching staff.

Zach Smith has already been removed, so the center of the problem from OSU's point of view is no longer around and nobody with that university will speak to him anymore. I imagine the investigation team will slap Meyer on the wrist, ask him to implement some type of abuse or assault communication protocol within the team and coaching staff and tell them to never speak of it again so they don't put their foot in their mouth. Sad nobody has offered condolences or sympathized with Zach's ex-wife at all. It's the old "We need to do better next time, so let's forget what happened this time" routine.

08/03/2018 - 1:52pm I can't wait to go back fix…

I can't wait to go back fix all the times I fucked up on a message board full of people I don't know.

08/02/2018 - 4:53pm Are you or have you ever…

Are you or have you ever been married, engaged or in a serious relationship?

This isn't exactly "Oh, by the way..." conversation material...

08/02/2018 - 3:43pm Probably when all those eggs…

Probably when all those eggs ended up on Urban's face yesterday.

08/02/2018 - 3:38pm But you gotta admit its kind…

But you gotta admit its kind of weird ladder though, right?

08/02/2018 - 3:35pm Did you tell anyone at the…

Did you tell anyone at the restaurant you got sick? Your waiter? The cook? Even the friggin busboy?

Sounds like you just kept it to yourself and now I don't know if I believe you...

 

08/02/2018 - 3:31pm Similar but Coach Mac at CU…

Similar but Coach Mac at CU was extremely close to losing his job. He wasn't safely considered retained at any point of those investigations. If OSU wants to use a similar strategy, go for it but something tells me there's still information out there we don't know and don't forget about that clause that says he must divulge Title IX information to his employer.

08/02/2018 - 3:10pm Grant Perry is college kid…

Grant Perry is college kid that made a huge mistake, was reprimanded and suspended from the team and lost valuable playing time that will likely effect his future as both a football player and Michigan alumni. A lot of people feel he shouldn't have been able to come back.

Zach Smith is a 34 year old long-time suspected alcoholic, wife beater whose family and friends tried to sweep his allegations under the rug for almost a decade and when it became apparent that his wife needed to tell someone, looked the other way.

Eerily similar...

08/02/2018 - 2:31pm I actually like ND being…

I actually like ND being ranked ahead of us. If we lose to them, especially close, we'll like stay in the top 25, maybe top 20? 

I really want to see how our conditioning program transfers to the field this year, especially in 4th quarter games. I foresee at least 4-5 games coming down to the last possession, maybe even OT.

08/02/2018 - 2:15pm Why are you so fixated on…

Why are you so fixated on what happens to his wife after he's let go? Urban has an obligation to that pit stain of a university to report the situation and take action to remove that asshole from ever being associated with the school.

Honestly, if he does that way back when, we probably aren't having this conversation.

Should every employer fire an employee when they get a speeding ticket? No but if you physically assault your fucking wife, you should be in jail and I don't know how you can coach football inside a jail cell? You tell me...

Also you may want to think before antagonizing Brian. He's simply saying the charade that Urban didn't know as he stated recently is complete crap and if he truly didn't know, he should've.

08/02/2018 - 12:43pm WTF are you talking about?…

WTF are you talking about? People get fired all the time for personal conduct outside of work that is detrimental to his/her workplace environment.

"Do the right thing and you'll never have to second guess yourself". That's not called "playing God". It's more like being a good person/coach/friend that this supposed God would want you to be.

I don't believe theological gods and stuff so maybe I'm off-base?

08/02/2018 - 12:34pm Anyone else's girlfriend,…

Anyone else's girlfriend, fiancée or wife stay up in bed for about 10 minutes before going to sleep talking about her day or something really important she just has to tell you? I have to think since those domestic violence acts happened, Urban's wife had to have said "By the way, your assistant coach's wife text me today and..." 

Or he's gotta prove that he and his wife just don't talk at all about obvious, serious situations happening to people they supposedly care a lot about.

08/02/2018 - 11:45am I... sort of agree.

Not…

I... sort of agree.

Not saying the folks aren't sincere in their empathy but the amount of immediate and direct outcry that all Michigan fans need to only think about those involved is palpable at best. It's not like the OP said "I don't care about the victim, only the possible recruits".

Yes it's a little overzealous that within 24 hours of the news breaking this is what he's thinking of but the blind, automatic mention "that we should only think of the victims of this trying time" almost seems like a formality anymore. Of course we should think of the victims. You're a human and anyone with half a brain knows this situation is horrible especially since it could've been stopped much earlier. If someone wants to approach it from another angle without being inflammatory, go for it.

08/02/2018 - 9:55am They don't have to focus on…

They don't have to focus on the actual investigation and the horrible domestic issues surrounding all parties. In the event Urban gets canned, I'd look at facts:

1. No HC in place or an interim HC a recruit probably doesn't know that well.

2. Will there be any changes in philosophy and playing style.

3. If the situation lingered into the actual season and they play poorly, would that have an affect?

Some might call it negative recruiting but outlining the facts to potential recruits can benefit us without getting into all the nuts and bolts of a very serious, bad situation.

08/01/2018 - 10:57am Favorite season: OT Season…

Favorite season: OT Season or IBD Season? Personally my favorite is the "Where's the UM bar in _________" season.

07/29/2018 - 12:03pm Ice Hockey for Nintendo

The…

Ice Hockey for Nintendo

The trick is to have 3 fat guys and 1 skinny, fast guy. The game is so old they refer to Russia as the USSR. So much fun and great Nintendo music.

07/27/2018 - 9:03am I remember the days of…

I remember the days of Countdown to Kickoff where every day you got a new video highlighting a position team or individual player but those have been pretty non-existent due to the submarine platoon of Harbaugh. Which is fine I guess... 

07/27/2018 - 8:55am Minnesota really needs to…

Minnesota really needs to get rid of that cartoon gopher sometime soon or atleast don't put it on any game-used uniforms. It's smiling with big buck teeth. I'd be offended if I was an actual gopher...

07/26/2018 - 11:40am Adrian Arrington -…

Adrian Arrington - Manningham got a lot of buzz and rightfully so but Arrington was a tall, skilled WR that would have been a #1 option for a lot of P5 conference teams.

07/26/2018 - 11:12am While I do find your…

While I do find your question pretty dumb as you're asking it on a UM football blog with people hanging by a thread for the college season to start, I do think it's somewhat absurd for the amount of allegiance showed to teams like the Patriots simply because Tom Brady plays there. We all love Tom but I'll root for his individual stats much more so than Vader and the NE Empire.

Also your second question is not very good as most highly successful college teams do have large numbers of NFL talent. Much like the best college teams have a high amount of high school players. They're not always mutually exclusive but they're pretty damn close.

I feel like you know the answers to these questions...

07/25/2018 - 3:07pm Anyone else find it funny…

Anyone else find it funny that Purdue is sort of passing this off like they're begrudgingly doing this due to Harbaugh bringing it to light? Never once before JH saying something last year did Purdue's athletic administration say it was an issue.

There's probably a good chance they never would have done anything about those issues for a long time if not for Harbaugh lobbying for it. Even if Harbaugh was the first coach to address it publicly, I guarantee someone with that university knew the difference between the conditions in the home locker rooms vs the visitors...

07/24/2018 - 3:01pm Karan has really solidified…

Karan has really solidified himself since coming to UM but would he have really been a draft-worthy back last year with so many good running backs going to the NFL. He proved himself last year, even more so than the Chris Evans hype machine but he needed to come back for a lot of reasons and his lack of draft stock was one of them.

07/23/2018 - 1:26pm I understand being upset as…

I understand being upset as he firmly denied looking around at other schools and stayed committed but... he always sort of left himself an out with there needing to be a "major situation" to change his commitment. Welp... that happened with Stanford so now we don't have to wonder all year until signing day. Michigan gets 3-4 recruits every year via flips after an offer is extended.

I will say I don't think he would've left us for anyone else. 2nd place stings...

07/18/2018 - 3:10pm Draftageddon is kind of like…

Draftageddon is kind of like a kid's birthday party. You go and there's really nothing for you to do there. But the kid's are having a really good time so you just kind of go with it.

07/11/2018 - 3:25pm RB: The Brandon "Minor is…

RB: The Brandon "Minor is Major" run in 2008 I think? Not the greatest play but the commentary and that phrase was going to get said by some sportscaster eventually.

07/05/2018 - 2:00pm I think the bigger issue…

I think the bigger issue than playing away at ND, which is only 2-3 hours away and with a sizeable UM crowd in attendance, is it's usually one of the first games of the season and we're far from a finished product.

Even if we had a spring game this year, I'm not sure if anyone has an idea what the offense will look like. Harbaugh isn't the most revealing coach when it comes to access and the media. I figure we'll get a few videos from mgoblue.com and some twitter vids from the local press but that's about it. The submarine both giveth and it taketh away.

07/05/2018 - 1:25pm I look at it as a perception…

I look at it as a perception vs reality thing.

Public perception is the winner of this game gets the moniker of "Historically great team re-establishes itself again" in the national media and the loser has to contemplate if they'll ever win another meaningful game.

In reality while it's always great to beat your rival the first game of the season and a high-profile team like ND, a team can typically drop a game somewhere in the first 3 weeks of the season and it shouldn't haunt them too bad. Especially if it's not a conference game.

I totally expect us to win as it seems the pieces have finally fallen into place but if we do lose and lose close, we should be fine as long we recover soon after.

 

07/02/2018 - 5:40pm Also in Denver by way of…

Also in Denver by way of Grand Rapids.

Pros:

- All the outdoor stuff you could ask for... Great hiking/camping 15 minutes into the mountains. Skiing/Snowboarding 30-45 minutes.

- Weather. It can dump 7-8 inches in a day and by the time you leave work at night, it's melted. Not a permanent fucking ice world like W Michigan can be.

- Great drinking/bar/concert town. LoDo is cool but every smaller neighborhood has it's own distinctive bars and breweries. Do it by bike. Oh, and Red Rocks is like... right there.

- Lastly: Lots of Midwest/Michigan transplants. No need to feel homesick when you can honestly run into someone you probably know through a friend of a friend in a matter of minutes.

Cons:

- Housing. I'm not claiming it's as expensive as LA, SF, Seattle or Manhattan but it's getting brutal for people who are first time homebuyers in a sellers market. A lot of people from out of state driving up prices.

- Transportation. There's a light rail system here except no one can use it because it doesn't go where you need it to and subsequently down when you do need it.

- Water. I absolutely miss the lakes and being able to spend a day out by the water. You can try to swim in mountain lakes but your penis inverts like a scared turtle because it's so cold. Think George Costanza in the pool.