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09/08/2018 - 8:12pm Guys and gals (and mods, hey…

Guys and gals (and mods, hey), this a$$clown (MichiganFan1984) is, as others have pointed out, the same person as MineralKing, SkyPanther, and several other accounts. It would be best for all his/her posts to just get deleted, I think.

09/08/2018 - 4:16pm And to think apologists for…

And to think apologists for Ron English (and the ancien{t} regime) repeatedly said "No one can win at EMU!" ...

09/08/2018 - 4:13pm I disagree somewhat. Duke…

I disagree somewhat. Duke was 7-6 (3-5 ACC) last year. If Northwestern is even decent by Big Ten standards they should be able to beat a program like that at home.

09/08/2018 - 8:51am Why not Sky Panther?

Why not Sky Panther? Why would you use the Mineral King account?

09/03/2018 - 2:23pm Ah, so we *do* have a…

Ah, so we *do* have a confirmed duplicate account. Kind regards.

09/03/2018 - 2:14pm "He does have legit…

"He does have legit connections inside the program though."

Suuuuuuuuuure he does. Inside his head, which must be a terrifying and tragic place.

Add SeaScorpion to the list of accounts with "M*1984" and others.

04/26/2018 - 6:01am ARE

Judge, jury, executioner. Check, check, check. Indoctrination was clearly successful in your case.

Look, the N-word is awful by any standards. Aside from that, your black-and-white worldview is annoying and all-too-common in the U.S. these days.

04/12/2018 - 8:25am 2008

I agree. When you consider that Lloyd apparently thought that passing the reins to DeBord would be reasonable, the transition was destined to be some degree of a disaster. Maybe not 3-9, but probably not "Harbaugh," either.

04/08/2018 - 5:36pm words

WD, I appreciate what you bring to MGoBlog, but I think you often overdo the adjectives.

Why not just say "UM beats Penn State in softball for 33rd straight time?"

Along those lines, did they demolish them 33 straight times, or just beat them?

12/14/2017 - 8:30am definitely real

definitely real

12/08/2017 - 8:11pm Marcus

No, thanks.

Marcus can claim to be a "Michigan Man," but he's said too many silly and strange things (like "basketball on grass") for me to take him seriously as a coaching candidate.

Also, he played at Michigan in the era where the coaching staff had lots of inbreeding. That wouldn't contribute to making him a good cultural fit.

10/08/2017 - 1:43pm more O-line

Ouch -- this hurts worse than most posts on the board today. You played that position at UM, right?

In case you're reading, how do you feel about the '16 and '17 offensive line recruits?

10/08/2017 - 1:40pm OP

Agreed.

Message to the OP: I was tempted to stop reading when I got to this part: "Ultimately, Braylon was well within his rights to be upset that Kekoa Crawford is rocking the number 1."

Did you have to bring that jackass and his "#1 Jersey" crusade into this?

10/08/2017 - 1:34pm time

More than that ...

Remember the famous picture where Henne and Hart are surrounded by a horde of OSU defensive linemen? That happened before RichRod.

Michigan last had an awesome O line around 2001.

10/08/2017 - 1:32pm leaders

Right -- Lloyd's upperclass guys really rallied the team after the Appalachian State debacle. They came out the next week and really took it to Oregon! Oh, wait.

Yes, I did some cherry picking there. Let's be honest, though. Lloyd was a very good coach. He wasn't a great coach. I fear that Harbaugh's ceiling at Michigan (despite his stellar record at other locations) will be "very good."

10/08/2017 - 10:14am record, changes

Agreed -- I think there was some drifting away from the point there.

But, to the point: My own eyebrows went up when Harbaugh hired his buddy Minick (known to many in Ann Arbor as a reasonably high-functioning alcoholic) for a football job that was realistically outside his wheelhouse.

Outside of the single DUI that didn't prove to be a big deal. Perhaps he even had a positive effect on the culture.

Still, it changes the light on Jaybaugh and Drevno. Maybe Harbaugh is guilty of some cronyism.

09/05/2017 - 3:04pm starz

Your post is verbose. Why not just say "I have a lot of faith in recruiting rankings and really can't see how we'll ever perform as well as Alabama and OSU?"

08/27/2017 - 5:04pm colors

Nice collection of pics!

08/27/2017 - 3:18pm ''''''''

Wow. They're backups are almost nonexistent. There going to be hurtin' this year.

08/23/2017 - 6:36am ^^^ THIS ^^^

Also, IBD.

ESPN is full-corporate in most of its actions. If it had been around in the '60s (with widespread broadcasting of college football) it wouldn't have shown the MSU-ND game in the south because *those* people were allowed to play on the teams. Would've messed up their ad sales in Atlanta ...

08/22/2017 - 8:46am 2007

How sad was Michigan football during the Hoke and RichRod years? Sad enough that many fans pined for years like 2007. Of course, some whitewashing occurred. Those same fans remember only the Florida game. They also forget that Tressel pretty much owned Lloyd Carr. (It helped that he probably cheated.)

08/19/2017 - 11:06pm Doubles!

somewittyname, I negged you 30+ times in the other thread and I'm a-neggin' you here, too (all three posts as of 10:05 Central). Doubles! :p

08/19/2017 - 9:47pm 32 and counting

Hey, hey! I just negged all your posts (32 as of 8:45 Central). It was awesome.

08/18/2017 - 7:05am GPA

"It partly means you follow directions and listen to what the teachers tell you to do."

FTFY

You effectively suggested that any obedient student at UMich could get a 4.0 in nuclear engineering. I'd suggest that intelligence is also important.

08/16/2017 - 8:39pm 2nd/3rd

Multifactorial ...

There are schools with more "tradition" than Michigan. North Carolina (academic cheating aside) is one of those schools. They seem to be getting the same number of high-level recruits as they always have. They're not in the Duke-Kansas-Kentucky one-and-done stratosphere.

Kentucky practically acknowledges its sliminess. Kansas might be in the same ballpark but its fans are much more hypocritical / delusional. I'd be surprised if Duke is completely clean. It's true that all schools can play the tradition card as well as anyone, but that wouldn't seem to account for all their success.

Not sure about Arizona .....

08/02/2017 - 7:15am O-line

But they were All Big Ten! The NFL doesn't know what it's doing!

/s

07/17/2017 - 10:15pm motivation, etc.

I think you're a reasonable poster, so nothing personal here, but ...

- USC didn't have any trouble motivating itself for the bowl game.

- Did you watch the Florida - OSU game? I just can't imagine that going well for Michigan, especially with a very good, but also very conservative, coach at the wheel.

07/17/2017 - 11:16am OP = troll

The OP is an OSU troll. Get this off the board, please, moderators.

07/07/2017 - 7:10am 2006

"Even the very good 2006 team futzed around and had to put the starters back in to hold off Ball St. only a couple weeks before The Game."

FTFY.

Great teams don't let MAC teams stay in the game to the very end.

Both of those games (to vastly different degrees) were harbingers of things to come.

06/29/2017 - 12:58pm Git

My favorite thing about Mike G. (aside from his plan to turn 6'8" Pat Massey into a DT with Dominos Pizza) was his ancient '70s-era stoner picture in the media guide.

06/27/2017 - 5:00pm 2007

I'm still not sure why the 2007 team was so high in the pre-season polls. They lost a lot of good players from the 2006 team.

06/27/2017 - 3:12pm award

I'll finish the joke for you: Which Suzy Favor award?

05/25/2017 - 8:58am RichRod retrospective

Speaking as an avid RichRod supporter (back in his early Michigan period, anyway), I think the Arizona years have given us a clear picture of him. He's had five years to do his thing with good support from the school and the fans. Excepting one relatively glorious year, he hasn't done very well even when you adjust for a tougher-than-average Pac 12 job.

Extending from lhglrkwg's point, I'm amazed that, after all these years, people still believe:

  • His players were too small.
  • They weren't tough enough.
  • He messed up a team (2008) that was capable of double-digit wins.
  • In just one year (2009 recruiting class) he singlehandedly allowed Dantonio to "take over the state" and that alone accounted for all the years of Sparty's prosperity. (Sorry, this is not a straw-man argument.)
  • He's an inherently bad person.
  • His stretching violations were legitmately MAJOR(!!!).

Why bother with those when you can cite a stale offensive mind, lack of attention to defense (particularly the defensive line), a poor eye for talent at most positions, an apparent obsession with finding guys who could be slot ninjas (based on the numbers of WRs and DBs he puts in his classes), pi$$-poor situational awareness (based on his read of the UMich culture), etc.? I'll never understand ...

05/04/2017 - 1:09pm UNC

Teflon coach at a Teflon school. Nice pairing.

05/02/2017 - 7:09am merging

If UMich ever devalues my degree by purchasing one of those clown schools, I'm going to be angry.

04/30/2017 - 12:27pm protestors

Ah, yes. I remember that bunch pretty well (in general ... not the graduation).

Being smug, condescending, and occasionally classist is not a good way to help your cause, however noble it is. I don't imagine they would've listened, though, to advice like that.

04/28/2017 - 6:10am SVP

Same here. I don't think SVP lacks ability, but every time I hear him I think "Typical arrogant ESPN twit." As for Kenny Mayne, he's got too much of the "too cool for you" vibe.

02/19/2017 - 9:30am vax

Perhaps you could find us a peer-reviewed study from a respectable journal that has *established* a link between vaccines and autism. Go ahead.

- - -

Also, I don't believe that studies have definitively ruled out that the moon is held in its orbit by a million invisible purple monkeys.

01/12/2017 - 1:16pm days until

Count yourself fortunate. I think they're a waste of board space. I also think the gimmick was played out many years ago.

01/12/2017 - 11:03am best part

They're all enrolled, which is awesome. No flipping risk (however low it may have been) .....

01/11/2017 - 2:14pm lines

Don, keep that post handy for the next time someone writes "We havent had a good line since when Lloyd left."

01/01/2017 - 5:57pm belt

Good post.

The people to whom you're referring even watch the same TV shows. Look at "Empire" and others here:

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/12/26/upshot/duck-dynasty-vs-modern-family-television-maps.html

It's a separate culture that doesn't overlap well with Detroit, Chicago, et al.

01/01/2017 - 5:49pm how about no

Pastner's greatest strength is self-promotion. (This goes back *years*.) He's a good recruiter. He's a mediocre bench coach.

01/01/2017 - 5:36pm 2013

I'm darkly looking forward to an MGoBlog-produced "30 for 30: Michigan's 2013 offensive line class."

01/01/2017 - 5:34pm misses

Those areas concern me, too.

I realize Hamilton's flip to Stanford last year may have been unexpected, but I was still a little surprised that they only had four (pre-decommit) OL in the class. Why not load up that year instead of this year? It could be that they weren't satisfied with what was available to them and decided to go all out in '17.

As for the interior D line, I think it would be reasonable to put Gary there (DT). Still, given that they got nothing in '15 (which was understandable), why not recruit it harder for '16?

01/01/2017 - 1:05pm threads

Thanks for making that point. The original post has nothing to do with Michigan sports.

To those who'd say "Don't click on the thread!" I'd say sure, but it takes up space and may displace something interesting and relevant. If you want celebrity information go to CNN or any other hundreds of places.

12/31/2016 - 4:58pm lines

Until RR?!

I liked your post, but I think you're viewing most of the early '00s with rose-colored glasses. Aside from a couple of players (Long and Baas), the lines after the Hutchinson-Backus group weren't that great.

For all his failings, RichRod had a decent hit rate with offensive linemen (Lewan, Schofield, Omameh). His guys and Molk made up one of the better lines ('11) in recent history.

12/30/2016 - 12:59pm ACC

They _should_ be doing better-than-average. Their match-ups are always worse than ours because they have lousier tie-ins.

12/30/2016 - 12:58pm history

Don: "What made the difference was the historically significant population explosion starting after WWII in the Sun Belt, which included California; this was accompanied by a similarly significant slowdown in population growth in the states of the Big Ten."

I like the first half of that better than the second half. At least in the early '70s, I don't think Rust Belt migration was a big deal. Later, sure ...

Something else important: Thanks partly to Sam Cunningham, the southern schools started keeping *all* their talent at home in the '70s. Important pipelines (like the one that got Bubba Smith and George Webster for Sparty) dried up.

12/27/2016 - 5:13pm FSU

That game went much better than the one in 1991.