|06/13/2018 - 12:29pm||OLD!
The new site will…
The new site will probably work eventually but past history of site developments/improvements has me worried.
Clean up the view when one first arrives to site. It's a mess! Terrible banner with creepy low rent robot players!!?? Have to scroll down too far to get to information. Just a jarring unpleasant view each time you visit.
Needs an app
|06/13/2018 - 12:11pm||Pick a degree with the most…||
Pick a degree with the most science one finds enjoyable.
Then get to know the recruiting center. Go to job fairs and company presentations. Get a bunch of interviews as interviewing is a learned skill. Focus on summer internships to see how education and real world collide.
One of the many great advantages of Michigan is the number of companies that recruit on campus.
|05/05/2018 - 12:01am||Attended both||
U of M Ross. U of C MBA
|02/03/2018 - 5:01pm||I think you need to shoot above 50% FTs||
Manny should have fouled him on every drive. Against good coaching he can't finish the games. That is not phenomenal.
|12/29/2017 - 10:56am||Agreed||
Agree that S&C position is overrated. Important but unlikely to vary significantly on final results. It was always my contention that Barwis hype was a negative at Michigan. Not that his methods were wrong but another example of RR arrogance that his methods would fix the outdated Michigan model. RR was tone deaf to the culture clash that results in a 3-9 season.
|09/25/2017 - 4:07pm||Surprised by this addition||
With Speight taking a step back, next year is about as open as you will get with a major college program. Surprised they didn't push for a flip somewhere. I am not a huge recruiting guy so maybe there isn't anything but seems like you have a slightly different story to push. What's the rush?
|09/19/2017 - 11:44pm||2 kids at Michigan||
I graduated from Ross. I have a son a senior at Ross and a junior daughter in LS&A. The focus at Ross is far more career preparation than you will find in LS&A and with the Ivies. By career preparation, I mean lots of focus on networking, interviewing & placement. It quite impressive. He is going into his senior year with a job locked down. That is the way to spend your senior year! The resources are there for the taking in LS&A you just have to work for them a touch more.
|06/03/2017 - 11:21pm||This is a joke right??!!||
Who made you post this?
|03/27/2017 - 11:16am||comment not worthy of second post||
damn double post
|03/27/2017 - 10:50am||Subscribe to all three||
and read the Daily online so I will pass on your limited view of a New Yorker.
|12/22/2016 - 4:14pm||Two at Michigan||
A junior and a soph. The junior was deferred as an Engineer but later admitted along with a pre-admit to Ross. That seemed strange as pre-admit to Ross is extremely competitive. My daughter was admitted to LS&A early action.
There were some emotional swings with the deferral. In the end I was surprised how excited and overjoyed I found myself when he was finally admitted. I had to bite my tongue not to lobby too hard for Michigan and let him make the decision. Both love it, as I did.
I have a junior in high school up next and I am already slightly anxious for restarting the college application process.
Congrats to everyone who made it and best of luck to all where ever they go.
|03/09/2016 - 5:02pm||Mats!||
Shiftless when I am Idle
|03/09/2016 - 4:55pm||My List||
Replacements - Let It Be
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Liz Phair - Exile in Guyville
Beatles - Rubber Soul
Whiskeytown - Pnuemonia
Clash - London Calling
Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
off the top of my head
|10/13/2015 - 1:00pm||Using a work of fiction||
As an example of a real world process...unusual.
|08/24/2015 - 4:19pm||Just not true||
Don Canham was a much bigger figure in college sport than Brandon ever was.
|11/02/2014 - 12:01pm||I heard that too||
I was wondering if he was going to elaborate. The ball was snapped on the next play and the moment was lost.
|09/09/2013 - 10:33pm||RR's culture at Michigan was to blame||
as you state Magnus, Robinson's failure stems more from RR's failures than his own shortcomings as a coach. The organizational focus on the offense and belief that a clever 3-3-5 system and an best-in-class S&C system would make give Mich a big edge on defense too would doom any D coach under RR. The 3-3-5 was never clearly understood by the coaching staff (and certianly not the players) and the S&C program fooled the staff into thinking they could do more with less.
|09/08/2013 - 12:26am||ATTENDANCE #s Reduced to 115,108 1/2||
cuz Eminem was half gone.
|09/14/2011 - 9:54pm||I would cut Borges some slack||
He or Hoke made a comment before the first game on how they have been charting DR's completion % in practice and it had improved to around 70%. If this is accurate, then the scheme they had for the ND game makes much more sense and we can hopefully chalk it up to a bad day at the passing offense.
I walked away from that game thrilled but worried that Denards reads consist of him thinking he can flip a coin and keep coming up heads.
|09/11/2011 - 11:07pm||and why wouldn't they play MSU under the lights?||
makes for good TV and isn't that the driver. Let's be realistic.
|09/11/2011 - 10:59pm||Didn't like the jersey when they were announced||
But when the ran out of the tunnel, I didn't think they looked too bad on TV. After the kick-off, I was too into the game to really care. Would never buy one (sorry Dave B.) but in the end, it was a whole lot of MGOBLOG about nothing.
However, everytime they had a close-up of an ND player, I kept thinking, "Man ND's throwbacks are awful, esp the helmets."
|05/28/2011 - 10:12pm||career stats vs a pitcher||
"going by the book" based on 7 at bats. Drives me crazy!!!
|05/28/2011 - 10:07pm||The Killers - Directed by John Woo||
just don't get the dubbed version, which is done so poorly it distracts from the movie. The subtitled version is one of the best, most influential "shoot em up" movies ever.
|05/22/2011 - 10:04pm||Tough life being a coach||
Doesn't matter what sport. I am not sure why anyone would want to do it. Besides being brutal personally if things don't go well, it is incredibly difficult on your family no matter how things are going.
|05/21/2011 - 11:56pm||nice work M-Wolverine||
I never understood the Brandon Graham as evidence as that Barwis was a S&C god. What this board fell in love with was a bunch of YouTube videos of an intense sounding coach with a great coaching voice. So that made him out to be the guy who would produce lions where others would produce kittens. Never made sense and yet it didn't die off until the RR was finally shown the door. Actually lasted a few weeks longer until Barwis finally quit.
|05/19/2011 - 9:32pm||11W - one quote stuck out||
Barwis was the highest paid S&C coach in the nation??
One of the least sensical and often repeated pro-RR arguements was that the AD did not give RR enough money to hire a quality staff causing his downfall. If true that Barwis was the highest paid S&C coach, maybe RR just didn't wisely allocate his resources.
I always felt that Barwis was a detriment to RR. Not because the was a poor coach. I believe he was a good coach. But RR (and many within the administration) believed that he would be a difference maker. Having Barwis would make up for other shortcomings and in the end RR did not effectively deal with those shortcomings. I believe even this board has now accepted that the "Barwis Advatage" was zero.
|05/19/2011 - 9:13pm||a better explaination||
RR was simply in over his head. He just didn't understand what it took to run a major tradition-steeped program. His players sensed it, the administration sensed it, the ex-players sensed it and the recruits and their families sensed it. Too many of the quality ones stayed away.
Also I don't think Sabin was worried about the disadvatage of recruiting against a midwest coach at Michigan. Michigan was and is a better program so anyone at MSU will always have to work harder to level the field (excepting the past three years of course). Going to a program that has the advatages of Michigan and pays better made leaving MSU easy.
|05/13/2011 - 12:05am||nice work||
I am surprised at the life of the "Mich didn't pay enough for RR's assistants" pro-RR red herring. Funny how that wasn't considered an issue while Carr was a coach.
Silly that Brian gave it credence but I think that was during his late season/coaching search blue period. The tone here is far more rational, hopefully he continues to pull out of his funk.
|05/09/2011 - 8:41pm||Best Comment in Months!||
Sums up my feeling completely
|05/03/2011 - 11:29pm||The tone and momentum||
all seems so positive esp. compared to the last regime. Now Hoke just has to translate that into wins in the fall.
|04/08/2011 - 9:30pm||entertaining read||
fun thesis and certainly not deserving of the nitpicking of most of the commenters. I get it and for yesterdays game, you are on to something.
|03/31/2011 - 10:29pm||its more simple than that||
DB fired RR because RR did a horrible job of coaching while he was at The University of Michigan.
|03/31/2011 - 10:17pm||Ockham's Razor||
favors that the main fault was with the head coach rather than the two different D coordinators.
|03/25/2011 - 2:34pm||now this is a great post||
almost skipped it cuz I am lazy but well worth the read!
thanks for the effort
|03/25/2011 - 12:19pm||the whining about the MSM||
Brian and the last of pro-RR's are upset that the media has been pro-Michigan and have given Hoke a honeymoon period. Yes, that strikes me as whining. It also strikes me as strange since one of the arguements for support of RR was that he lost the support of the MSM, hence wasn't given a fair chance. Enjoy the honeymoon period and understand it only lasts until the first loss. Or maybe first lawsuit.
|03/25/2011 - 11:03am||nice work Magnus||
I am sorry that Brian just can't seem to get over that fact that he said Hoke had zero chance of being the Michigan coach.
MGoBlog still remains a fantastic site but Brian's editorials post-OSU when he started to come to grip with the fact that RR was dead coach coaching, just come across as petulant.
|03/25/2011 - 10:32am||homesick & playing time||
I took two points from the original announcement
- he was homesick
- he looked around the field and felt that the new regime was going to emphasize a scheme that would require more speed/strength/athleticism than as a 1*/2* surprise recruit, he could provide. Since I am trying to be positive about the D in '11, I take this as another sign that we will be better, much better.
His new comments seem to reinforce this view. Probably more emphasis on the second point.
|03/24/2011 - 4:11pm||3rd and Rod||
I will use that in the future but promise to footnote you
|03/23/2011 - 5:31pm||a more interesting thread||
would be why RR failed?
besides the MGOBLOG stand-bys of
1) the freep
2) the lack of support for RR on internet and talk radio
3) and the new hot topic, Michigan was too cheap with assistants
what could it be?
Wait, now I see the reason for your fanatical devotion, with those impossible road blocks, only the offensive genius of RR could allow Michigan to outperform and win any football games.
|03/23/2011 - 4:47pm||of course with a better coach||
who could win big 10 games at home, you would have thrilling moments more often, no?
|03/23/2011 - 4:43pm||actions back up words||
While we will never have the transcript of what RR said, the player turnover and the repeated comments about the transition time necessary to bring in a new system (and players) support what Don has posted. RR treatment of the Carr era players is one of the main reasons for his failure. Oh yeah, and the fact that he doesn't care too much for D.
|03/10/2011 - 4:06pm||yeah I was stunned||
yeah I was stunned that DB was still going on about the Barwis effect after all the issues they had at that point.
|03/10/2011 - 3:42pm||gains from debunking Barwis myth||
While I don't doubt that Barwis was an excellent S&C guy, the whole cult around him was counterproductive. That a S&C guy was a difference maker always seemed dubious on the face. However, I think that the Kool-aid was consumed throughout the football program. RR called Barwis his most important hire (At least that is how I remember it). I had various members of the Athletic Dept., including DB, tell me that various players were going to be world beaters once Barwis got a hold of them.
This misplaced belief that a S&C guy could make up for coaching, recruiting and Xs and Os was one of the factors in RR's failure at Michgan. I look forward to a program that has its focus on areas where they can gain an advantage over other teams.
|03/08/2011 - 3:38pm||Brady got skewered||
on snarky website. The Superficial kills Brady after a video captured him dancing at the Mardi Gras
I love Brady but this was funny. Very funny.
btw the website is mildly NSFW. sorry forgot to include that at first.
|02/17/2011 - 10:48am||you can take it a step further||
many on the board often moan about how it would have been great if DB only forced RR to hire a great DC.
The only issue with that is that no quality DC would have accepted the job. This would have been clearly RR's last shot and no top notch DC would want to take what would have been a one year job. The talent did not appear to be on that side of the ball and RR's culture of offense over defense will make this year a tough job for any DC. Hopefully the talent was just badly misused or poorly coached and Mattison can make huge strides. Either way, he knows he has years not one year to put in his system.
|02/15/2011 - 3:11pm||your comments are right on the money||
I struggled to figure out why the '10 Mich running backs looked so poor. I too kept coming back to RR's decision to feature Sam McG over Minor. Was there a solution in front of RR that he refused to play or couldn't see? I almost hope so because what we had in the 2010 backfield wasn't working.
|02/09/2011 - 11:06am||Terry Richardson - Photographer||
care with his stuff. some of it is seriously NSFW.
|02/08/2011 - 9:46pm||I think that is a bad idea for Tate||
For the main reason I wasn't too worried about Denard transferring, there is no guarantee for a starting position waiting for him. He has to sit out a year and then compete for his starting job. While I am not that familiar with the Miami QB situation, I do know that the Rutgers kid just transferred there. Also who is to say that Miami doesn't recruit the next big thing at QB. As a junior transfer, who has sat out a year, if you don't hit the ground running when you are finally eligible to play, your window quickly slams shut. An injury or a bad week of practice (or poor grades in Tate's case!!) and the program is on to the next thing. He is better off at Montana, playing right away.
I hope he makes it cuz he is nothing if not exciting. I look forward to watching him play.
|02/04/2011 - 5:50pm||Rich Rodriguez got fired because||
he failed to field a winning team, if you define winning as beating your rivals and being in contention for Big 10 and national championships. And that is how most Michigan fans would define winning pre-RR.
The whole poisonous atmosphere stuff is more of a internet focused issue. It disappears pretty quickly once you log off. Sitting in your seats and watching your team fall out of contention by half time in all the meaningful games, that lingers and causes coaches to get fired...deservedly.
|02/04/2011 - 4:42pm||blow out argument - VALID||
bettors focus more on margin of victory rather than win loss records when betting (indirectly setting the line.) Games are often decided by flukie plays (hemingway reception vs Illini anyone?) and 10 observations or so on win vs loss does not contain enough data. The margin of victory unfortunately showed that Michigan was not a good team, offensively or defensively at the season end. The fact that the margin of victory was trending worse, much worse as the season wore on was the death blow to the RR era.