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05/29/2018 - 10:26pm Odoms had 443

And Mathews had 409. Think we’ll have to go further back

05/23/2018 - 8:21pm A double post

Worthy of repeating

05/17/2018 - 9:18pm Rudock didn’t have spring practice

Paterson has much more time to learn the playbook, develop rapport with his team-mates etc. than Rudock did.

05/17/2018 - 9:07pm I didn’t click on Talking Cars Tuesday for a long time

Then I did - way better than I expected

05/11/2018 - 6:15pm By third year

Are you referring to the fact that he was an early enrollee? Because he is only a redshirt sophomore this coning season. He has three more years of eligibility and has only seen the field in one season.

While I personally am a huge fan of McCaffrey, it’s worth remembering that the last qb to lead us to a national championship didn’t throw a single pass hs redshirt freshman year. I think it might be a touch early to write Peters off.

05/11/2018 - 6:04pm My upvote is on the love child

i’ll leave the first part of the comment alone. But if Maizen wants to demonstrate a sense of humor he’ll have a new avatar reflecting this comment (wish I was gifted enough to provide one)

05/08/2018 - 7:40pm I think you are refering to the 105 for summer camp

I believe once classes start roster size is unlimited.

05/03/2018 - 11:29am Why are you apologizing to the Byrds?

Isn’t I can See for Miles a Who Song?

05/02/2018 - 10:43pm I’m not sure these are all separate mistakes

1. Isn’t the second half of 1 - switching rushing scemes miidway though the year actually a correction to a mistake, not a mistake?

2. Doesn’t this go back to two coaches and two much other stuff to teach that really goes back to one?

3. Still directly related to 1. The reason there was no WR coach is because a coaching position was taken up by the second OL spot.

4. A failure but not so much a mistake. I don’t think he said lets not recruit great OTs, they just failed at it.

04/21/2018 - 11:09am Chris Hinton and Nolan Rumler would like a word with you

It’s April.

04/20/2018 - 11:23pm Not yet triving but on the frontier

Space tourism

Dying - coal

04/17/2018 - 9:03pm Hudson played both OT and DT in HS

And he started focusing on OT shortly after coming to Michigan. That doesn’t sound like a converted DT to me. It sounds like a guy who could have played either position who they put at OT.

04/15/2018 - 11:51am It matters more when players are younger

I expect the improvement from players like Ruiz to be greater than the improvement from players like Ruiz.

04/15/2018 - 12:52am Iquestion whether LT can even be the same

It’s hard to replace a 4 year starter

04/15/2018 - 12:52am Iquestion whether LT can even be the same

It’s hard to replace a 4 year starter

04/14/2018 - 11:18pm I agree with everything except

Your confidence that left tackle will be an upgrade

1. Cornerbacks - same guys one more year of experience - realistic upgrade
2. Lineackers - Have to replace McCray - not a stretch to think an upgrade
3. Defensive ends - same guys one more year of experience - realistic upgrade (especially in depth
4. Defensive tackles - as noted hard not to expect Hurst to be missed - even though we should still be good
5. Safeties - same guys one more year of experience - realistic upgrade
6. Wide recievers - one more year of experience, actual position coach and hopefully fullyhealthy Black - most likely spot for upgrade on the team
7. Tight ends - same guys, one more year of experience and full time position coach - likely upgrade
8. Quarterback - If Paterson - clear upgrade, if not hopefully year of experience is still some upgrade
9. Running backs - largely same - realistc same
10. Fullbacks - definite loss of depth - realistc same assuming Mason is healthy
11. Interior line - potential for real upgrade if Ruiz is real deal
12. Offensive tackles - we could be alright, but this is where you really have to hope coaching changes payoff because we’re counting on returners who did’t look great and redshirt freshmen to repace a 4 year starter (who granted spent most of that time out of position). However even if left tackle remains a weakness, likely improvement at the other offensive line positions, wide reciever and hopefully quarterback should still make for a better offense

04/14/2018 - 10:46pm Carr was 11-2in 2006

Which was pretty late in his career

03/28/2018 - 1:08am I don’t think Harbaugh is being disingenuous

I think he means exactly what he is saying. In December, Speight would have been given a 5th year no doubt about it. At this point, I can’t believe it is not a mutual decision. If natural attrition does not get us down to 84 and Harbaugh has already offered other 5th year seniors an option to come back, I would not be surprised if Speight is shit out of luck. There is nothing disingenious about being open to something and then deciding against it.

03/28/2018 - 12:55am Do you remember how many years it took Beilein

“To set the bar that high”/. Beilein had losing seasons in two of his first three years. I think John Beilein is a great coach, but I suspect that if we are lucky enough to have Harbaugh around for 11 years, he will have even more success than Beilein has.

03/28/2018 - 12:13am Only one may be because of Speight

But you can’t even get to the conversation about the one you need to get rid of until you get rid of the ones that get you down to 85.

03/27/2018 - 8:16pm Not an expert on the roster numbers

So you could be right, but the MGoblog roster suggests 87 scholarship players which I believe means 2. Also not an english expert but I believe 2 is in fact multiple. While 2 is not abnormal attrition, it isn’t gauranteed. My only point is that I doubt at this point it is solely Speight’s choice. I suspect Harbaugh has something to say about it.

03/27/2018 - 7:12pm Harbaugh has to offer him a fifth year

since that would mean not inviting back multiple 5th year players or having other attrition, it really isn’t entirely Speight’s decision at this point.

03/11/2018 - 4:58pm Only if you’ll have kids in 2100


03/11/2018 - 3:28pm Cadllac Desert is a fascinating read

About how water projects shaped the west

03/10/2018 - 6:46pm If Bredenson was going to be a tackle

Wouldn’t he already be one? Runyan could have played gaurd last year moving Bredenson out to tackle.

03/09/2018 - 1:40pm you must really hate driving

to fly so somewhere you can drive in three hours.

03/09/2018 - 1:21pm Or if you’re going somewhere where driving tales similar or less


Does flying really factor in for trips of less than 3 or 4 hours?

03/09/2018 - 1:09pm Would it make sense to have the big ten tournament in Las Vegas?

It is not clear to me why geographic proximty to more fans is not a self evident important criteria. Its obviosly not the only criteria. If it wan’t a reasonable criteria, the big ten tournament wouldn;t be in Cicago and Indianapolis so much.

03/09/2018 - 1:02pm I suspect the quality of the team

Had more to do with it than the fans.

03/09/2018 - 12:24pm Chicago would be cheaper for many big ten fans

And the premise is not that the tournament should be in the exacy\t geographic center. It is that it makes sense to consider the geographic center then look for a city nearby that has the ammentities neccesary.

03/09/2018 - 12:22pm I think if you use the same basic premise

But change the criteria for nearest city. (Maybe 500,000) or something to factor in why else fans might visit, it would be even better.

03/09/2018 - 12:18pm Your argument against Chicago seems pretty odd

Isn’t the reason the big ten tournament has been held in Chicago and Indianapolis consistent with the very premise of the article?

03/09/2018 - 12:15pm You are conflating a good result and a good location

Whether or not it is a good location should stand on rhe merits of the location, not the results at that location.

03/01/2018 - 11:06am Why would you meed written permission

To state a publically available fact?

02/19/2018 - 1:10pm Of course “trending in the wrong direction”

Is also a pretty ridiculous statement 12 months out.

02/13/2018 - 8:03am No crapping or sex in your life?

I think your list of things we’re the only animals capable of doing might be a bit short

02/08/2018 - 6:05pm It is bizzare that you compare percentages

Not raw numbers as that seem.s more relevent and is quite close. Also relevent: Of the three we took in 2016, 2 are already starting and the third has seen playing time. Of the 5 we took in 2017, one started for half the year.

02/07/2018 - 6:40pm McGrone, Hutchinson

And others would like a word with you

02/07/2018 - 2:33pm Maybe you should hang out on a different blog?


02/06/2018 - 10:04pm The humor was worth the risk


02/06/2018 - 3:17pm We got 3 of the top 6

Who do you think we made a mistake in not recruiting harder?

02/05/2018 - 4:24pm 4 grad assistants can coach

I could not find the actual NCAA rules, but I did find multiple sources that suggested that 4 graduate assistants could do hands on coaching.

Meant to be a response to section 1.8

02/01/2018 - 6:42pm For lots of reasons I have been thinking alot about the

Edmond Burke quote - “the only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing”.

02/01/2018 - 6:37pm Very thoughtful post

I really appreciate you Brian (and others) who are tryng to nudge people to think at least as much about how we can make sure these things don’t happen in our own organizations as we do about what happened at MSU.

If we want to live up to the standards of being “the leaders and best”, that is what we need to do. It would be great if Michigan were considered both a model school at dealing with sexual assualt and also a leader at helping other schools. I’m not sure what the rules, programs, trainings etc are that are needed to reduce this problem, but I wish I felt that U of M were more at the forefront in trying to find them then I sense it is and that it was also leading a charge to help other institutions (possibly starting with the big ten) in instituting those best practices.

02/01/2018 - 4:38pm Why do you think Bredenson should be a right tackle?

If he was/is a good option at right tackle, wouldn’t he have played there? Between Runyan and Ruiz, we had other viable options in the interior even early in the season. Seems like he would have been at right tackle if he was clearly an upgrade there.

If he is a viable option at right tackle, I think that would bode much better for next year because Onwenu, Ruiz, Spanellis and Runyan. In that case the on;y glaring hole would be left tackle. Since this is not how most speak of our line next year, I come back to, why the confidence in Bredenson at right tackle?

With regards to Onwenu, wasn’t he hurt and not beat out? He actually seemed to get a fair amount of accolades as a decent right gaurd.

02/01/2018 - 8:04am Do you have a cite too

‘Michigan cooperated and recieved no further inquiry”. Slightly different take here and the article you did cite only says that U of M says it will cooperate.…

02/01/2018 - 7:52am I believe this is what he was referring too.…

Ohio State has two cases on the list.

01/27/2018 - 5:50pm Only if you focus only on taxes and not on federal funding

Some of the states with lower state/local taxes get more federal funding. Therefore one could argue that their low state tax rates are in fact being funded by the federal government

01/27/2018 - 5:13pm Taxation is the way we pay for government

And yes, there will be some disincentive to do whatever is taxed, whether it be work, gasoline, cigarettes or many of the other things that are taxed. On the other hand there are important things we get in return, roads, a military. The challenge is balancing all of those things as you well know. A society with very low taxes and a society with very high taxes both have problems. Finding the right balance is a good reason to participate in our government.

01/27/2018 - 5:06pm A tax is a way to pay for government

Military, roads, education. Its not a fine.