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03/06/2018 - 2:06pm I don't disagree with..

the point you're trying to make in that one isn't the same as the other but your reasoning is off a bit I think. Particularly when you say we walk around in a world where most of us are white. Are you sure about that? I mean, the biggest nation from a population perspective iby a very wide marjin s China and they aren't white. I wouldn't be surprised if collectively the minorities almost outnumber the white population in many parts of the USA and Canada. My point is I don't think that particular aspect of your reasoning is accurate.

If you said most of the power in the world is controlled by white people I'd agree with that but I'm not sure we make up the majority of the worlds population. 

03/06/2018 - 8:33am As a cardiologist....

I endorse this post. Very well articulated and factually correct. With the limited information I have seen I would say that there is very little chance of this being a problem, which is why he was able to play at UM. The problem is are teams willing to take that risk when weighed against the millions of dollars they will pay him. It is a risk reward analysis that is required by the teams but with the medical assessment available to these teams should easily put teams minds at ease if the issue Mo has isn't life threatening.

03/02/2018 - 8:14am The coach player...

relationship when the coach is a man and player a girl or woman is truly a tough one. I coached U18 girls club volleyball for a number of years and was constantly nervous about being accused of any inappropriate behavior. I would never allow myself alone with a single player and tried not to even be with my players without my female manager present. Even with all the painstaking safeguards I put in place I still worried on a regular basis that something would be misinterpreted or worse, completely fabricated and cause serious issues.

Coaching females is so different than males. You not only have to manager the team from a functional perspective but also from an emotional perspective and the fear for me was always upsetting a girl who would then try to get "even" by making a false claim. Thankfully, despite pissing lots of girls and parents off (which is also very easy to do when coaching females because parents are usually far more protective of their daughters than sons) nothing ever was lodged against me.

All I can say now, with all these stories coming out in recent months, is I am beyond grateful that I am out of coaching now. 

I also want to be clear before I end my post that I am in no way insinuating that any of these allegations are made up because I have no idea of the history here. I just know first hand how easy it can be for a disgruntled female to make an accusation against a male coach that has no merrit so I always withold judgement in these instances until all the facts are on the table.

02/07/2018 - 8:58am I have an honest question....

Have you ever been to Columbus? Not being from Michigan or Columbus and only visiting once a year to watch a Blue Jackets game the same weekend I take in a game at the Big House. I actually really like the city. I'm sure like all cities it has areas that aren't all that desirable but the arena district is beautiful. Don't get me wrong, I love Ann Arbor as well and on the whole I think it would be a nicer place to live but people talk about Columbus as if it is some post apocolyptic dump but it really isn't and the OSU campus isn't bad at all. 

01/21/2018 - 7:17am I don’t buy that

This offensive staff has had more than enough time to make our qbs into something if they knew what the hell they were doing. The problem is and has been since day one the oline. If our qbs weren’t always in fear for their lives they may actually show some people they can play.

The absolute worst indictment on the oline coaching is that the best this teams oline performed is the first year of the Harbaugh tenure. In other words, the guys who were taught under the previous staff and were terrible, just not as terrible as what we have now.

What Michigan has been missing longer than anything else is a good OL and to have one we need someone who knows what their doing coaching them.

12/09/2017 - 11:25am Agree 100%

Every commit or transfer needs their own post so we don’t have to wade through a thread like this Tom find them. One of the more ridiculous ideas I’ve seen on here in a long time.

12/07/2017 - 9:55am How?

How does this shit rat always end up smelling like a rose? 

12/07/2017 - 9:51am Dude

Dude is a beast. Or a dude....

12/07/2017 - 9:49am This would suck

Our defensive backs have been excellent since he came and though they were a talented group to begin with, he has turned them into one of the most consistently good position groups on the team. He'd be a big loss if true.

12/07/2017 - 9:46am Awesome

That is so many kinds of awesome I can barely stand up!

12/05/2017 - 1:05pm Why fuss about it?

I, for one, want to be beating the best teams and playing competitive games week in and week out. If other schools want to beat up on tomato cans let them, but I hate it. Honestly, what is the point here? Are we scared of playing good teams? Do we want to get a really good bowl game because we have an inflated record? Play the best teams and if you win you get playoffs and titles, if you lose you didn’t deserve to be there in the first place. Chalk me up as loving that we play them every year.

11/27/2017 - 8:59am Come on

If you can’t admit that this thread is by far the exception and not the norm of late you are either being willfully obtuse or you haven’t been paying attention. This blog has been down right ridiculous of late.

10/24/2017 - 12:57pm I'm with you Brian

I didnt even read any of the comments because I know some jack asses will be on here ranting and raving. All I logged in to do was say Amen brother! Hang in there!

10/21/2017 - 7:13am Really sorry

I’m really sorry to hear about the position you’re in. I can’t think of a much more stressful thing than losing your job.

As said before, you’re in a good field for work so I doubt you’ll be looking long, I only wish I could help you in finding one, but I live in Canada.

10/17/2017 - 2:51pm Sadly, I think...

Sadly, I think this is where the biggest test will be. I think our DB's can handle whatever is thrown at them and I think the front 7 will play very well and limit Barkley in the run game. My fear is our LB's covering Barkley as a receiver out of the backfield. We have struggled with that for years in terms of wheel routes and throwback screens to RB's. That is what makes me n=most nervous about this game...Barkley's receiving ability. 

10/15/2017 - 7:11am Under Fred Flintstone

Under Fred Flintstone sure, but when RR was coaching Denard Robinson was a very capable QB. Don’t let BH’s blatant misuse of Denard taint him in your eyes. In the right offence he would have been an outstanding QB.

09/25/2017 - 1:10pm To be fair...

His excuse was right. It doesn't negate the fact that it was targeting and he said as much but the UM player was falling down when the defensive player was already in the midst of lunging for the tackle. Had he not been falling the defender hits him in the midsection.

09/16/2017 - 12:55pm Link please

Does anyone have a usable link? I'm dying here

07/26/2017 - 1:30pm OSU Tickets

I'm looking to buy 2 tickets to this years UM/OSU football game. Seats must be together. If you have some please contact me at [email protected]

04/25/2017 - 8:04am of course it sounds like a lecture...

when you're one of the ones who comes on every thread that is even remotely related to pot and cries that it should be legal. All of you guys continue to miss the obvious point: It's not. Employers don't give 2 shits about your take on marijuana and its health effects or whether you believe it should be legal. They look at whether a potential employee has the good sense to obey the laws that are currently out there. 

I've said every time I write about this I don't have any issue with people smoking pot and have a brother in law and sister who smoke very large amounts on a daily basis. I don't think any less of them for it. If you want pot legalized take to the streets, start a petition, do something other than moan that its illegal. If you want to smoke it be my guest, but don't cry because there are reprecussions for doing something you know full well is illegal. 

Sorry, but I just get sick of hearing people moan about this subject every time it comes up. 

04/24/2017 - 3:12pm Easy

Bring me Alabama. I want Harbaugh to humiliate that egotistical prick and then during the post game handshake have something absolutely monument to say to the jerk. Its time someone puts Saban in his place. Plus, you always want to beat the best.

04/24/2017 - 3:10pm As is so often the case...

whenever pot use comes up on this site the pot heads come out of the woodwork clamouring for it to be made legal. Listen, peoples opinion on the matter doesn't mean a thing (personally I couldn't care less whether people want to smoke the stuff) and the drugs effects or proximity to legalization aren't the point. The point is presently it is illegal and also against league policy. So the question isn't whether pot smokers on MGOBLOG agree with pot being illegal, its whether a guy who hopes to be drafted has the good sense to obey the law as it currently stands as well as the leagues policy or whether he doesn't.

This clearly speaks to character whether we want to admit it or not. I love Jabrill as much as anyone on here and to be perfectly clear, this is all conjecture at this point since this could mean pot or any other drug, or it could also mean nothing at all. The overarching point is pot is currently illegal and in my opinion it is perfectly justifiable for a team to base assumptions on a pick on whether they obey current laws and follow current organizational policies. Would you want to use a 1st round pick on a guy who could potentially have an issue with pot and thus be suspended numerous times throughout his career? Look at Ricky Williams.

I will also say that if JP is on any drug I would be shocked. He doesn't seem like the type in my books. 

02/28/2017 - 1:17pm Funny story...

I hope it's not tl;dr but if it is I apologize:

I have quadruplet 8 year olds and thre are boys. The boys have loved cars since birth and i have tried to cultivate that. A couple of saturdays ago I was in my garage working on one of their 4 wheelers that wasn't running quite right and while I was doing so the boys kept running in and out of the garage. I wasn't paying too much attention until I realized that they weren't paying any attention to me working on the wheeler because that is something they would usually be stuck looking over my shoulder for.

The next time they came in I heard whispers and they quietly snuck out with my wheelbarrow. I decided to follow them to see what they were up to. I snuck far enough behind so they wouldn't see me and off they went down into the woods behind our house. They walked a while then crossed over the stone wall onto our neighbors land and there I see them head for an old car the neighbor had drug back and left in the woods (i later found out it was a 1990 tercell).

They reach the car and one jumps in and pops the hood. The other two open it up, reach down into their tool box that they must have brought earlier and the next thing I know they are pulling the battery out and putting it in the wheelbarrow. 

I hurry home so they don't see me and pretend I'm still working on the wheeler when the sneak back in the garage, head over to my battery charger and hook the battery up and set it to charge (I didn't even know they knew how to do that as it isn't a simple charger) and sneak back out.

After about an hour or so back they come, sneaking in to get the battery, put it in the wheelbarrow and off they go. I follow again and watch as they hook up the battery and proceed to try and start the car. To my surprise it doesn't turn over. They try for about a half hour, tinkering here and there and then give up disgusted and head home. That night after I tucked them in bed I stood at the bottom of the stairs and listened to them talking about the car. One said he was pretty sure he knew what was wrong and they'd get back at it tomorrow. 

The next day as I'm back in my garage puttering around I see the three of them sneak in and grab the wheelbarrow and an empty jerry can. We have a gas station next door and I watch as the three of them take the jerry can over in the wheelbarrow and one of them grabs the hose and starts filling up the jerry can. They other goes in and pays for the gas (at least  Iwas hoping that is what he did) and then off they go with 10 dollars of gas in the wheelbarrow. 

They get to the car, put the gas in the tank and start trying to get it going again. To my relief it doesn't start. They keep tinkering with it and head home. This time when they got home they went straight in the house. I follow them in and what are they doing? Sitting in front of the computer searching the internet trying to diagnose the problem they are having with the 1990 toyota tercell. As I quietly watch from a distance i see them go to you tube and check "how to change a starter on a 1990 toyota tercell". 

At the supper table that night one of them asks me "Dad, how much do you think it would cost to buy a starter for a 1990 toyota tercell." I honestly couldn't believe what I had witnessed from those boys. They systematically trouble shot the issue with this car and came to the correct 8 years of age. I was pretty proud of those little monkies. 

Anyway, sorry for it being so long but I thought some car lovers might get a kick out of the story. 


02/28/2017 - 12:23pm Well known saying I guess...

I was going to type the exact same thing. I have had a boat for the past 6 years and it spends more time getting fixed than in the water. Give me a nice souped up 69 camaro ss instead anyday. If I could sell my boat and trade it for one I'd do it in a heartbeat. I know boats seem like a great idea but i'd avoid it otherwise everytime you need work done on it (and you will need work done on it), your wife will be reminding you how she told you it was a bad idea.

02/07/2017 - 12:26pm Maybe...

if he spent more time coaching and less time on social media he would make some progress with their WR's. 

02/06/2017 - 1:38pm ugh...

There is something about grown men calling high school boys studs that creeps me the heck out. -1 for you sir.

02/06/2017 - 12:12pm Lots of schools

Lots of schools split the DL coaching responsibilities. Schools apparently are getting an extra coach soon so why not use it to get a guy like him? Just a thought.

02/06/2017 - 12:11pm Now now....

I didn't say I was "the" one or imply I knew something no one else did. I would wager half the people on this blog didn't like that hire. And just to show my many faults I was one who love RR and didn't want him to leave so what do I know. I was just prefacing the statement so people would know it wasn't coming from a guy who loved Brady Hoke from the jump and would look for any reason to bring him back. 

02/06/2017 - 10:31am I would take BH

as a DL coach in a heartbeat. He has shown an eye for talent and ability to devleop said talent at that position and can recruit as good as anyone. He also has a passion for UM that burns within him. I was one who hated the hire as BH for HC but DL coach would be awesome. JH should try to lure him back.

01/30/2017 - 9:18am no politics...

no politics

01/18/2017 - 2:38pm As a recruiter...

Perhaps he has been huge but as I coach I wasn't blown away. In my opinion the RB's weren't utilized effectively and the distibution made little to no sense. Smith got worse as a blocker as well while really showing little development that couldn't also be attributed to simply being a little older and more experienced. I'm no expert by a long shot but I wasn't terribly impressed with Wheatly as a coach. As a recruiter, yes, but as a coach...not so much. I wish him all the best and still love him for all he has done for UM as a coach and player but I'm not sad to see he or Jed go and it wouldn't surprise me if this article is on point.

01/18/2017 - 12:33pm They hang low...

but does one hang lower than the other is the question. If so, he should seek medical treatment for a hydrocele. They can be painful!

01/12/2017 - 7:46am I think

I think the confusion comes from "on getting" if that is what is really posted (I haven't read the actual tweet). "On getting" sounds like someone got something where as "in getting" sounds more like it is something yet to come. I think it is just a poorly worded tweet and I can see how this could be contrued in both ways. " Good luck on getting" doesn't make much sense TBH.

01/11/2017 - 8:13am Thanks guys

I appreciate the information.

01/05/2017 - 7:54am This is so much...

This is so much easier to answer as a 42 year old man than it would be for a 20 year old kid.The answer with a lifetime of experience is get the insurance, stay the extra year and get your degree then move on to the NFL. 

People only realize much later in life that their university years are about as good as it gets in life. Before the bills start adding up and responsibilities pile on. It's a time when you get to have fun and be with friends and most importantly for him, one more year to acclimate himself to the position he'd play in the NFL. The insurance will cover the risk of injury so stop crying about the money, it's about so much more than money.

He has a chance to fulfill some goals he set for himself prior to entering college and if he leaves a year on the table I can say with 100% certainty it is a decision he will always question his entire life. Stay one more year is the answer.

01/04/2017 - 1:56pm Dude...

I havent read ALL the posts but I would say the responses have been pretty reasonable. People are basically saying, "Well crap, good luck to the kid." No one is jumping  the shark. Plus I think your statistics professoris talking his way out of a job.

01/03/2017 - 3:18pm Bigcat

I hope for your sake that you (or your parents) don't follow european football and the transfer market. In recruiting news we occasionally get poor information that turns out to be false but the media in Europe just constantly throws crap at the walls to see what sticks. Seriously, I never realised how accurate our media in North America is until I started following the transfer market in Europe. It is a complete abomination. 

01/03/2017 - 3:16pm I know nothing about this stuff

so this is a legit question: Can they even speak to agents without losing their eligibility? Can they speak to and just not sign with? I was always under what could definitely be the mistaken impression that even speaking with agents will cost college athletes their eligibility.

01/03/2017 - 2:43pm One thing Jabrill

One thing Jabrill has shown over the course of his career is that he is goal oriented. He sets goals and does his best to achieve them. One thing he said during his recruitment and after committing to UM was that he wanted to win the Heisman like Woodson did. Perhaps he really wants to achieve that goal. One thing is for sure...the number of blow hards on this board that say he is definitely gone or definitely saying aren't going to make a bit of difference and we'll all know what he chooses before long. 

12/17/2016 - 12:21pm Not sure I disagree or find

Not sure I disagree or find it insulting. If you want to be offended you'll find a way but this seems both innocuous and accurate. I think they did have better athletes but got out coached.

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12/14/2016 - 7:53am Dude...

Whether you like it or not MSU has been a major player in the recruitment of many of our commits and targets this year. DPJ, Thomas, DIB, Corey Malone Hatcher, Jalen Kelly-Powell...Most of the players we have been after. especially in-state, have had MSU in their sights as well. Of course Mork would be doing this. He'd be doing it even if we weren't going head to head for recruits.

12/13/2016 - 3:24pm i think

I think it's tomorrow...

12/13/2016 - 3:22pm I'd like to

I'd like to shift my balls and place them squarely on Urban Meyers forehead. 

12/13/2016 - 3:21pm The problem...

"The problem with Scotland is it's full of Scots"

The problem with Columbus is it's full of Ohioans. Other than that I have to say that on my two trips there I actually found the city to be quite nice. Pretty much every school/city has something to offer and everyones tastes are different. It really isn't that hard to understand why some kids choose other schools. 

12/12/2016 - 1:24pm could be...

That would make for an outstanding week in recruiting!


Maybe we could get Harris to flip on Saturday as well while we're at it?

12/09/2016 - 9:55am I applaud your efforts.

Helping those less fortunate is a calling we should all take more personally and you are a great example of what can come of doing that. You're an inspiration, thank you! Happy Holidays!

11/28/2016 - 8:40am I don't see you on here much anymore...

but you were always one of my favorite posters. Sad it is under such circumstances but both you and this young mans family will be in my prayers. Very sorry to hear this news.

11/23/2016 - 10:32am I can't believe it...

and I don't know at what point I arrived here, but at this point I just can't believe that UM can beat OSU until it happens. Maybe it's a defense mechanism or something, that I just don't even entertain the idea that we could beat them so that when we lose it doesn't hurt so much. 

I mean, I look at the teams and see that we certainly have the talent to win, but we have before too yet still the universe found ways to conspire against us and bring OSU out on top. That is the biggest reason I want a win this year, so that beating OSU no longer feels like an impossible task and goes back to feeling like the coin flip it always used to. I hate feeling like it just won't happen.

11/20/2016 - 3:40pm There were extenuating

There were extenuating circumstances in their game against MSU. The weather was absolutely abysmal yesterday. Those other teams played MSU under good conditions, including us. I'm hopeful the weather was as big a factor as I think it was because that could mean our offence isn't as bad with O'korn as it looked yesterday.

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11/20/2016 - 3:18pm Nope. Nicholson got the

Nope. Nicholson got the unsportsmanlike and Weber got nothing. OSU did get a personal foul during the play but it was on someone else. An OL I think but I could be wrong.

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