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11/26/2016 - 4:59pm How? We stopped them on 4th and 1

Game over right there. Fucking RIGGED

07/07/2016 - 11:47am More local pilots for skywriting...

More local pilots for skywriting...

07/07/2016 - 11:44am Are they bringing back Damefan1 too?

Are they bringing back Damefan1 too?

02/06/2016 - 5:10pm How are the exit options from the Big 4?

How are the current exit options from the Big 4? I know firm alums tend to go to lots of different places but I haven't seen a breakdown recently.

I'm almost wondering if it would be better to do accounting since it looks like some of the big banks and investment funds appear to be slashing staff. Seems like it might be potentially more stable than a career in finance.

02/06/2016 - 5:06pm +1

I agree completely. Accounting will open doors for you that a finance degree may not be able to. You will have options at firms, in-house, and even potentially with regulators.

02/06/2016 - 4:41pm JB has been here almost a decade

JB has been here almost a decade. During that time, we have frequently fielded a scattershot defense and have had to make do with a frustrating lack of bigs out on the court. Recruiting, outside of one or two good years, has been substandard.

Don't get me wrong - JB is a good guy and has done great things for the program. But mediocrity by definition means "middle of the road," and we have been exactly that.

02/06/2016 - 4:19pm He's now been here almost a decade

He's now been here almost a decade. This isn't a Rich Rod situation; there's plenty of material for the AD to make a relatively objective evaulation of JB.

My point is that we have not had a season during JB's tenure where we have been consistently dominant. Do you disagree?

02/06/2016 - 3:45pm Since when do we evaluate coaches based on one game?

Since when do we evaluate coaches based on one game?

02/06/2016 - 3:43pm It's a legitimate question

It's a legitimate question. It doesn't make sense that our fanbase pushes for strong recruiting and competition at every position in football but accepts mediocrity in basketball.

We went out and got an elite football coach and have some big advantages, including our national reputation and our recent switch to Nike. I'm willing to give JB a little more leeway, but I personally don't think he's an elite coach. If the recruiting and on-court results continue to be lacking (20+ point runs, oh my) I think Manuel needs to make the switch.

 

02/06/2016 - 3:33pm I don't think it's as dirty as some think

I don't think it's as dirty as some think. I believe it's possible to recruit clean and win, and I think using the excuse that the whole process is corrupt is a way to mask JB's flaws out there on the recruiting trail.

 

 

02/06/2016 - 3:29pm 100% agreed. Good but not elite.

100% agreed. Good but not elite. If we want to take the step to becoming a truly elite program, we need to pay up and get an elite coach who can pull in elite recruits.

02/06/2016 - 3:27pm He did, but

He did, but college sports are a "What have you done for me lately?" environment.

Even in the NC-run year we never really blew teams out. We were good, but never dominant.

02/06/2016 - 3:25pm Yes, which puts Manuel in a tough spot

Yes, which puts Manuel in a tough spot

02/06/2016 - 3:24pm We've had some subpar recruiting

I'm stating the obvious, but recruiting has consequences. We're seeing that out there with this year's squad.

02/06/2016 - 3:22pm I like Beilein, but...

I like Beilein, but his teams are consistently soft. We have never really played with the urgency and fire that you see in the big time programs.

The toughness and grit are just not there.

11/28/2015 - 8:22pm TV optics didn't look great

Blue just doesn't pop like red does, so it always looks like there are way more of their fans in attendance than the actual number that show up.

The solution in my mind is to make The Game a Maize Out so that the stadium optics reflect the actual home fan attendance. It'd be a start, at least.

11/28/2015 - 7:53pm Those PSU whiteouts are intimidating

Those PSU whiteouts are intimidating - there's no doubt that they make Happy Valley an incredibly tough place to play.

A maize out would be a big psychological boost for the home fans. There's no reason why the Michigan AD can't get off its ass and make the game against the Bucknuts a similarly intimidating experience.

11/28/2015 - 6:36pm I don't buy that excuse

That toilet bowl down in Columbus is consistently blood-red, even in sub-32-degree weather. Not a lot of people own scarlet coats, either.

There's no reason why we can't bring in the maize pom-poms and encourage people to wear the color that makes the Big House fans look best on TV. 

11/28/2015 - 6:19pm Needs to be a Maize Out

From the TV broadcast the stadium seemed pretty loud in the first half.

But visually, the stadium atmosphere didn't look that great. Too much red. I don't understand why the Athletic Department doesn't make this game a Maize Out. Maize looks way better on TV and would have drowned out some of the red. What is stopping the AD from encouraging folks to wear maize for rivalry games?

 

11/21/2015 - 3:46pm An Ohio State University

An Ohio State University. Because they don't deserve the definite article.

02/21/2015 - 2:58pm Who is funding these Hail & Unite clowns?

Who is funding these Hail & Unite clowns?

Seriously - everything that I've seen from them indicates that this is clearly not a grassroots movement. Just take a look at their website - professionally produced, with PR-speak that definitely appears not to have been written by a student.

Same thing with their YouTube video - professional production values. Just who is behind this campaign, and where are these H&U people getting their money?

02/19/2015 - 5:56pm Which is even more of an indictment

“Because of the high cost of living in Palo Alto, I grew up middle class”

No. Just no. What is it with this weird logical fallacy that keeps popping up everywhere?

It's not just Klein - I hear this line of argument all the time from supposedly well-educated people who belive that they're middle class simply because they live in a high-cost area. 

12/30/2014 - 10:29pm That attitude was exactly part of the problem

It is accurate. That attitude was exactly part of the problem - thinking that we deserve success just because we had been successful in the past. Resting on the laurels of tradtion and entitlement, rather than fighting to win games today.

Stick your head in the sand all you want, but the reality is we were pretty damn close to the edge.

12/30/2014 - 10:26pm Uh...

Hoke to Harbaugh

Redefined the Michigan Man nonsense

Ran a PERFECT coaching search

Got everyone on board

Turned a half-empty stadium into a full one overnight

Just a few starting points there for you...

12/19/2014 - 6:02pm Many of the Plan B guys are damn fine coaches

Many of these Plan B guys are damn fine coaches.

But the Harbaugh mania has gotten so out of hand that I worry there will be genuine revolt even if we land what is objectively a "home run" like Les, Mora or Stoops. People are treating a 50% chance of Harbaugh like it's a sure thing and aggresively shouting down those who want to remain cautious. This whole situation is insane...

 

12/19/2014 - 3:20pm Schefter is a Michigan guy

Schefter is a Michigan guy, so it's probably a pretty even-handed take on the situation. He is one of the few sources who is likely to have contacts in both the AD and the NFL.

12/19/2014 - 2:52pm (No subject)

12/19/2014 - 2:51pm (No subject)

12/16/2014 - 12:21am Jeff Moss, you say?

12/16/2014 - 12:19am Or the misplaced apostrophes

Or the misplaced apostrophes

12/15/2014 - 11:30pm Y2K

If Harbaugh doesn’t happen it’s going to be exactly like Y2K, with a lot of confused posters retreating to their well-provisioned basements, wondering what could have been.

12/15/2014 - 10:55pm Mouth Throwup for HC

Mouth Throwup for HC - it promises to run an offense with explosive tempo that will leave a bad taste in the mouths of our opponents.

12/15/2014 - 10:47pm There's going to be a lot of weeping and gnashing of teeth

Define "very realistic." Everything I have seen indicates it's a possibility, but you are overstating the case.

There's going to be a lot of weeping and gnashing of teeth around here if it doesn't happen.

 

12/15/2014 - 10:42pm This is the same tweet speculation we heard about earlier

This is the same tweet speculation we heard about earlier. Moss and GREGGGG are kinda late to the party here.

12/15/2014 - 10:35pm Will it come from Kirk Herbstreit?

Will it come from Kirk Herbstreit?

12/15/2014 - 10:33pm Or things that grow on the field...

Or things that grow on the field...

12/15/2014 - 10:28pm Possible that this is a veiled ultimatum from Les?

Is it possible that this is a veiled ultimatum from Les?

The rumors are out there that his agent has been approached - maybe this is Les' way of telling the AD that he won't sit around for a month and be Michigan's second choice, and that the AD better decide soon if it wants him or not.

 

12/15/2014 - 10:21pm I'd rather have a "Plan B" coach than Schiano et. al

I'd rather have a "Plan B" coach than Schiano et. al, because frankly the 'Plan B' guys are pretty damn good options. That includes (included?) Les.

But suggest anything other than Harbaugh on this board lately and the mouth-breathing idiots will be out in force trying to send you to Bolivia. This place has become a case study in group dynamics over the past couple of days.

I don't want to be waiting for Godot - if there aren't clear indications soon from Harbaugh that he's coming, the AD would be smart to move on.

12/15/2014 - 8:46pm It's Mora the Younger

It's Mora the Younger

12/15/2014 - 8:44pm I'm not sure the two are incongruous

You can want control over football operations and still hate recruiting at the college level, where you have to fly around the country and begin picking out next year's guys as soon as the season ends. Chip Kelly said something to this effect by mentioning that he actually has more free time in the NFL since he isn''t primarily responsible for bringing guys in.

12/15/2014 - 8:40pm We're similar to UCLA

We're similar to UCLA academically, except the Michigan football tradition is much stronger.

If Mora is willing to come to Ann Arbor, he'd be an excellent hire. He can bring Rosen and KLS with him, too.

12/08/2014 - 3:49pm Thanks for the profile, Brian! He'd be a great hire

Thanks for the profile, Brian! He'd be a great hire.

12/08/2014 - 11:26am Or Saul

Or Saul

 

12/08/2014 - 11:07am Episode VII: THE KNOWLEDGE Awakens

Episode VII: THE KNOWLEDGE Awakens

 

12/07/2014 - 10:42pm Brian sure seems to think he's on the radar

Brian sure seems to think he's on the radar. His latest post indicated as much, so I wouldn't discount the possibility of Mora being interested in the Michigan job.

12/07/2014 - 10:12pm Dude immediately revived a moribound UCLA program

Dude immediately revived a moribound UCLA program, which is kind of a big deal. He plays clean, understands elite public school academics, and develops NFL talent.

I'm a big fan of his and would rank him right behind Harbaugh on my candidate list: http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/cc-jim-mora-jr-everything-michigan-needs

12/07/2014 - 9:23pm Time for Mora if Harbaugh doesn't come

Time for Mora if Harbaugh doesn't come.

12/07/2014 - 8:22pm This is the most likely scenario

Why contact him directly when you can arrange discussions between the search firm and Les' agent and keep things under wraps?

12/07/2014 - 8:21pm Yup.

Yup. The image I have in my mind of the typical internet speculator/pontificator is this guy:

 

12/06/2014 - 10:33pm It's a Saturday and there's no real news

It's a Saturday and there's no real news. Sam needs to drum up some clicks, because everyone involved with the search (as well as many of the candidates) are doing other things today. Like coaching.