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01/07/2019 - 9:06pm Completely agree. LOI's…

Completely agree. LOI's should always be subject to NO COACHING CHANGES, at a minimum.

01/07/2019 - 9:02pm If you are too stupid to…

If you are too stupid to know DM was a typo, you are too stupid to be on this forum. You can also go fuck yourself. Probably the best you will ever have.

01/07/2019 - 6:51pm The coaches are all…

The coaches are all professionals.

If DM said he wants to be DC is DB leaves, and was told: Sorry, but no. I don't blame him for moving on, and I certainly don't blame him for taking the best job he can get.

Silver lining is that IF DB has said he is leaving, DM was told no, and we either promote from within or already have a bead on new blood for the program.

I don't see any of this as a slap in anyone's face. Business is business. 

01/07/2019 - 12:33pm My best friend's son lived…

My best friend's son lived next to Tarpley and Relford. Knocked on their door one day, because Tarpley had parked his SUV (A nice new Bronco from Varsity Ford) in his spot. Tarpley answered the door stoned. Haze of smoke in the apt. There was a huge bong on the kitchen table. He said they were leaving for practice as soon as Relford and his girlfriend were "finished."My friend's son asked him how he could practice like that. His response was that he'd been doing it since 8th grade, and wasn't stopping now.

01/07/2019 - 9:53am I never thought Loy Vought…

I never thought Loy Vought got the accolades deserved.

His defensive rebounding was beautiful thing to behold. And the guy had moxie. 

He's up there with Juwan as one of my favorites of all time.

01/07/2019 - 9:53am I never thought Loy Vought…

I never thought Loy Vought got the accolades deserved.

His defensive rebounding was beautiful thing to behold. And the guy had moxie. 

He's up there with Juwan as one of my favorites of all time.

01/01/2019 - 6:57pm There's no such thing as…

There's no such thing as luck. Probability and outcome. Humans doing their jobs to the best of their ability.

People either make things happen for the better, worse, or neutral.

Martin was convinced RR was a can't miss hire. After all, Alabama wanted him, right?

Imagine if Martin landed Meyer, instead. (I'm not a fan of the guy, but we are talking wins and losses here).

The post- Carr era could have been the best era since Yost. 

Nothing to do with luck, just a series of what is clear in hindsight, were horrible decisions by many.

 

12/31/2018 - 10:45pm I'd love to have him back in…

I'd love to have him back in out fold. He was great recruiter for out team. He seemed to be a serviceable or better coach for out running backs. Enough said.

12/30/2018 - 6:54pm JH will have a second year…

JH will have a second year starter in his program for the first time, next year. He missed on his initial OL coach. I believe the rest will be wonderful history for Michigan fans.

To those doubting, I ask you, who would you hire to replace him right now?

Those who stay will be champions. That goes for fans too.

If you can't stomach the ride, stay in the kiddie pool.

12/29/2018 - 11:01pm Not that I'm a fan of his,…

Not that I'm a fan of his, but he's looking for job because he couldn't keep his dick in his pants in Tucson. Obviously not a deal breaker in Mississippi.

12/24/2018 - 7:54am I see ND getting blown out…

I see ND getting blown out. BK realizing this year was the best he can do, and exiting.

Meanwhile, JH stays until the job is done, maybe beyond. Tom Brady retires as a player, and takes an assistants job. He is then groomed for the HC spot, which he takes over in 10 years. 

Then I have great sex, and die in my sleep. 

12/22/2018 - 11:49pm One of my friends has a…

One of my friends has a Sister in law who is very bah humbug.

A few years ago, for Christmas, he gave her an ornate silver bell, from which he had removed the clapper.

12/22/2018 - 11:35pm It's a Wonderful Life.

It's a Wonderful Life.

After the 'Baby it's Cold Outside" thing this year, I'm wondering if it's next on the hit list.

George and his DUI/Resisting arrest/attempt at suicide/destruction of private property/fleeing the scene of an accident.

To say nothing of stalking Mary at the library closing.

Bert the cop harassing Violet. Violet joining MeToo......Oy Vey.

12/22/2018 - 6:40pm RR waiting in vain for Pryor…

RR waiting in vain for Pryor when he should have been appealing to Mallett. He should have convinced him that he would phase in his offense, while coaching to Mallets strengths. The kid had a cannon arm, and we had receivers.

We should have gone run and shoot and gradually transitioned to the read option over time, and as personnel allowed. By hoping for a Phoenician miracle, he sealed his fate almost from day one, and doomed us to our misery.

12/09/2018 - 12:25pm An associate of mine for…

An associate of mine for over 40 years, who once a long standing director of the alumni association of an prominent SEC football school told me the following as the Cam Newton stories came out:

Everyone knows what's going on. The individuals and entities that are at a disadvantage don't like it, but they can't stop it. Those with the advantage basically gave the NCAA the middle finger and said "We will try to be more careful, but you can't take us down without destroying the game as we know it." 

Everyone looks the other way, mostly because they don't want to injure the goose that's laying the golden eggs. Some, especially those doing home visits who see where some of these kids have grown up and still excelled, are glad to help the families out, and feel like they should be getting more for their entertainment services.

The genie has been out of the bottle for a long time. There's no going back. What would happen is the formation of a "semi-pro" or "developmental" league which would drain talent from the current NCAA show.

 

12/08/2018 - 1:10pm Thanks for the update and…

Thanks for the update and the link. I was wondering if anything was going on this weekend. Go Blue! Close some deals!

12/06/2018 - 2:29pm I'm an old man, and at this…

I'm an old man, and at this point, I'll take anything and everything I can get. I was in Seattle in 1989. I was at the Rose Bowl in 1998. I never would have dreamt I would not see another NC in those two sports. My advice to anyone willing to listen is not never take anything for granted. 

SAVOR the victories.

12/03/2018 - 9:13pm I can always see the appeal…

I can always see the appeal of Stanford. Who can't?

But ND? Everyone knows they need to be undefeated to ever have a sniff of the Prize. And, I think what amounts to the final ACC Championship game against Clemson will make it clear where their realistic ceiling is located.

Pro style system. Stable of high potential QBs. Academics. Playing time opportunity.

I'm hopeful. 

It sounds like he's a PJ king of recruit. Best of luck to him however he decides. 

11/30/2018 - 8:03am Nyet!

Nyet!

11/30/2018 - 8:01am I simply paid no attention…

I simply paid no attention to it. Sorry, should have searched the board instead. 1000 lashes and pox upon me.

11/29/2018 - 8:17pm I kind of like the way you…

I kind of like the way you think, because, unfortunately, that's often the way the world works. Not so, this time though.

11/29/2018 - 8:15pm I guy dissing me for missing…

I guy dissing me for missing a topic with a user name fro 11/24 spells DICK. Fuck You.

11/29/2018 - 8:12pm Sorry, no I was missed all…

Sorry, no I was missed all of that. 

11/28/2018 - 8:33pm I don't believe this is over…

I don't believe this is over. The best strategy for him was to negotiate, and walk away just like this. He has the power.

Now, he lets the boosters go to work for him, and put their money where their mouths are.

The next story may very well be about how they made him an offer too good to refuse, to come home.

Until you hear him say it's over, it's not over.

11/05/2018 - 10:29am The performance of the D…

The performance of the D continues to pay dividends off the field. This is how you build a dynasty. Performance on and off the field leads to the top tier recruits. Rinse. Repeat. Would you rather play for JH and Co, or Saban? All other things have not been equal, but Michigan is on it's way. 

11/02/2018 - 11:10pm If he had a clearly surgical…

If he had a clearly surgical AC, he would be post op. And he's not so:

Standard is for 2-3 months rest/rehab/careful reconditioning/resumption of activity with monitoring at each step. He should/would be cleared to play only if symptom free. If his AC definitively fails again during that process, he would undoubtedly undergo surgery, recover, and evaluate the combine draft situation vs return.

He may have had a minor relapse(s) with resumption of activity, putting him in a grey area, or may be gradually progressing, which would be normal. (Current time line and info released are concordant with normal recovery).

The vast majority of non surgical AC injuries fully recover in 2-3 months.

At a minimum, he will be a force at o u, and through the BCS Championship win, riding that glory and performance to a top 5 pick.

(Last paragraph not based on clinical experience)

10/31/2018 - 8:31pm Probability of divorce: .9

Probability of divorce: .9

10/31/2018 - 8:26pm My putting green is Yost…

My putting green is Yost Arena. Plaque and everything. Unfortunately, Yost the dog tends to think it's his arena, if you know what I mean. Also, I happen to be Catholic.

10/31/2018 - 8:22pm Divorce prediction: 0%

Divorce prediction: 0%

10/31/2018 - 8:21pm Does she have a sister? I'm…

Does she have a sister? I'm happily married, but at our age, contingency plans are advised.

10/31/2018 - 8:20pm In essence, communication…

In essence, communication and compromise are good. Very insightful, and correct. But if her needs and compromise conflict with who you are, you need to deal with the fact you married the wrong woman, and adapt or leave.

10/31/2018 - 8:16pm I never knew there was such…

I never knew there was such a thing as a buckey convert. "It's a miracle." Hail. Hail. Hail. In the name of Yost, Schembechler, and Michigan Stadium." Amen.

10/31/2018 - 8:13pm I'm good for at least two on…

I'm good for at least two on Saturdays.

10/31/2018 - 8:11pm I have three. One is an avid…

I have three. One is an avid fan. Sits there watching the whole game. Barks when Michigan scores. Growls when there is an interception or fumble. His name is Yost.

10/31/2018 - 8:08pm I think it's great post…

I think it's great post. Lighten up, Francis.

10/31/2018 - 8:07pm Nothing more sexy than a…

Nothing more sexy than a convert. That is, indeed, the best part. Cheers!

10/31/2018 - 8:06pm When she said she checked…

When she said she checked the Michigan football schedule prior to scheduling our Fall wedding, it only confirmed my choice. 

10/31/2018 - 8:01pm Old. Male

All. More than…

Old. Male

All. More than once. Slow motion every play on Sundays. BTN game in 60 minutes on constant replay during the week (Wins only).

I would have never married her if grief was remotely conceivable. She's a former athlete, and carries on more than I do, particularly NCAA basketball.

10/26/2018 - 9:01am New generations of fans don…

New generations of fans don't start with merry go rounds at the venue.

My Dad frequently went to games at Tiger Stadium and Olympia as a kid. He and the other kids rode a streetcar to the game for a nickel, and bought bleacher seats for little more. All in, it cost about as much as going to a movie. That was way back when Detroit was a great city, on par with Chicago.

Pricing has turned people to TV with hundreds of channels of programming, at home or in bars. And between phones and computers, people have infinitely more options.

The Fan. The Fan. The Fan. They don't hear that. They hear The Dollar. The Dollar. The Dollar.

 

10/24/2018 - 8:21am Not happening. Medical…

Not happening. Medical science and liability will keep it tight. Maybe minor revisions, but more likely increasing scope of application to include lineman, etc.

The game is going to continue to go the other way. The recent article from two WI Universities regarding repetitive head hits is just one example of what I am sure area lot of studies in the academic pipeline which will all show the same thing: Head hits lead to significant brain damage.

I would not be surprised if some day there is a polymer coating on the helmet that changes color when "significant force" (Criteria to come) is applied to the surface. Or, more likely, internal sensors collecting data which are monitored in the booth. More penalties and ejections are the likely future, which hopefully result in changes in teaching, technique, and outcome.

Absent something like that, we are moving toward what will look more like a hybrid of flag and tackle football, especially for anyone under the age of complete brain development, which is about 25, and particularly anyone under 18 (Minors).

10/23/2018 - 3:54pm I would really prefer he…

I would really prefer he would not do that until after the season!

10/21/2018 - 9:32pm Agree completely. A perfect…

Agree completely. A perfect ramp on which they can improve and from which they launch.

The pathway to the Big Ten Championship, and a BCS bid is very clear: Keep improving and knocking off the foe immediately infant of you, one at a time, and the sky is the limit.

Go Blue!

10/20/2018 - 10:10pm Word going in was he was in…

Word going in was he was in a Gibbons like slump. Kickers seem like golfers, if they lose the swing, they are screwed, right up to when they find it again........

10/20/2018 - 10:07pm I did not imply to mean he…

I did not imply to mean he said it again today. I only thought what he said should be recalled.

10/20/2018 - 11:20am Bosa had an injury and…

Bosa had an injury and surgery that will leave him unable to do much of anything in the way of conditioning, let alone practice, until at least November.

By all reports, Gary has an AC sprain. The most logical scenario is that he is not close enough to 100% to go, and they want to give him 2 more weeks and hope he heals up, and can play the rest of the year.

His situation is nothing like Bosa's. No one expected Bosa to come back from his injury. If Gary doesn't come back, he has just as much risk with "durability and heart" questions as anything else. Speculation that he's now in combine mode is as unfounded as it is ridiculous.

10/15/2018 - 9:04pm Off topic, and not…

Off topic, and not interested in the NFL.

10/08/2018 - 10:23am They recently flipped a 5…

They recently flipped a 5 Star from Mississippi who was quoted as saying he was looking for a more tolerant program. 

09/29/2018 - 11:10pm Not being the indisputable…

Not being the indisputable Alpha team. Not being unquestionably dominant. When your performance is questionable, penalties come more into play. 

If you are old enough, remember Jordan. Highlight reels full of dunks where he traveled.

09/29/2018 - 11:06pm That was an extreme…

That was an extreme aberration of historical proportions. Routine ref whining is one thing, that event is an entirely different category.

09/29/2018 - 11:01pm Exactamundo

Exactamundo