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12/11/2018 - 1:02pm I agree with everyone above…

I agree with everyone above who thinks a structure that eliminates half the teams from playoff contention based on their previous season(s) sucks.

How about just keeping the traditional power 5 conferences, expanding to a 6 team playoff, 4 best conference champions guaranteed spots (to eliminate the odd 3-5 loss conf. champion) + the next 2 best teams at-large regardless of division or conference. Conference championship games become defacto first round playoff with possibly all 5 champions getting in.

11/23/2018 - 1:10pm see the columbus roll call…

see the columbus roll call thread below

11/21/2018 - 4:27pm Yes, watched on TV, at some…

Yes, watched on TV, at some point (2nd Qtr?) the sideline reporter broke in to say he had gone to the locker room. Nature of injury unknown to her.

11/20/2018 - 11:53pm Interesting theory Devin has…

Interesting theory Devin has, that play calling was purposely conservative in the red zone in order to give Moody some opportunities.


10/21/2018 - 11:18pm Did you notice that when…

Did you notice that when Lewerke was asked directly if he practiced at all last week he hesitated and then responded "Coach D said I didn't practice last week at all".

Very curious way to answer the question, as in <I'm not going to publically contradict my head coach, if he said it, it must be true.>

06/15/2018 - 4:35pm Strongly agree with this. I…

Strongly agree with this. I'd put him at least # 6 on this list.

09/26/2017 - 11:31pm nope

That's what I thought at the time watching live, but after watching the replay several times I disagree. The guy launches himself at Speight well after he is already down. 

09/18/2017 - 10:42pm lol

Actually that was pretty funny as rants go.

06/07/2017 - 3:00pm 79 Inf Div

My father was with your grandfather in the 79th. I could never get him to talk about his experiences. What he did tell me is that whatever happens I should do everything possible to  make sure that I  never got assigned to the infantry.


05/22/2017 - 4:23pm All name team

Don't think I'd want to try to tackle Steele Chambers, Yikes!

11/30/2016 - 2:14pm ND still falling

I note with pleasure that Notre Dame will almost certainly drop from tied for 5th to 6th place in total wins when all is said and done this  season.

10/27/2016 - 12:40am Bimbo's downtown was awsome

One of my all time favorite unique Ann Arbor places. Great memories of Bimbo's  downtown; great pizza and the old timer band. So much fun getting shit faced and gorging on the pizza during football season with a group of friends.

I miss it.

07/23/2016 - 12:55pm Just a ploy

I'm sure this is just a ploy on Jim's part to get Oakland to up their offer.

02/25/2016 - 1:10pm Put it back on!!

Chaneling Rey at that moment, I literally had a hard time restraining myself from shouting out in the movie theatre "PUT IT BACK ON! PUT IT BACK ON!!" when he took it off.

11/25/2015 - 12:09am Don't believe anyone' said this yet in this tread but...


11/21/2015 - 10:54pm 3 words




Anything can happen.

10/19/2015 - 12:47pm Birth of the Victory Formation

I can't remember which pro teams were involved or when this happened - I believe this was back in the 80's, I do remember seeing the replay.

A team was taking a knee at the end of the game to run off the clock and seal a victory. The QB somehow fumbled the snap and the opposing team picked it up and ran it in for a touchdown with no time remaining. 

Ever sense that game teams have deployed a "safety" (usually the team's best tackling defensive back) 10-15 yards behind the quarterback when taking a knee to run out the clock. Formally they just lined up in a normal goal line formation.

I'm at work so I don't want to get too involved looking this up right now (What am I doing reading this blog anyway?). Maybe one of you guys can check my memory.




07/16/2015 - 9:18pm Why are you late?

Why are you late to my "How Not to Surrender Even Though You Are French" Seminar??

02/28/2015 - 1:44am GPA

I equate high GPA with greater maturity, guess I'm wrong. BTW your avatar is my favorite on the board. well done!

02/27/2015 - 7:23pm Question

Does anyone else find it difficult to reconcile what these guys did with the fact that SAM had the highest GPA of all the fraternities on campus? (And BTW the greek average is slightly higher than the all campus average.)

They deserved to have their charter pulled. Their actions are a stain on the reputation of every Michigan student and alumni.

I feel like the SDTs kind of got shafted though if their worst crime was standing around and watching it happen. I find it hard to believe they could have done much to stop it once things started getting out of control. Maybe they are refusing to name the chief perps out of some sense of friendship. They have to know who the ringleaders were.

02/11/2015 - 4:58pm I like Varsity and consider this

IN my opinion Varsity is quite decent as fight songs go, nowhere near the victors of course, BUT it is probably better than 1/2 or more of other schools primary fight song and its only our secondary song. I can think of less than 10 fight songs from other schools that are clearly better than Varsity IMHO.

01/28/2015 - 12:47am Going way back

I loved Front Page Sports Footballpro '98 for the PC. I continued to play it for years and found it to be much more realistic feeling than Madden or the several other games I tried. Not a college game per se but I created my own rosters so it worked as such. Lot's of fun designing plays with the play editor. Only thing was you couldn't make it run any sort of option play, any sort of handoff or pitch had to be programmed into the play.

01/19/2015 - 10:49pm I Think

That would be Vinnie Testeverde.

01/12/2015 - 8:26pm uniformz

Most un-orgegonish uniformz. Bad ju ju for the ducks?

01/08/2015 - 12:47pm That was


01/03/2015 - 2:24pm Love 'em

We had these when I was in school and I loved them. It was especially cool at The Game when both teams had a season full of stickers on their helmuts.

It seems to me though that the buckeyes have cheapened them. It used to be that only 1 or 2 players would have buckeys on both sides of their helmuts, now it seems like everybody has their entire helmut filled up.

They should be hard to get. Bo didn't think of them as taking away from "The Team" but as another way to motivate.

12/31/2014 - 5:17pm But....

What about Quanzbaugh?

12/31/2014 - 8:47am Pictures?

I'm sure those of us who live out of state would love to see photos. Curiosly this phenomena has not spread to Chicago.

12/30/2014 - 10:26am My list


1) More band music, less piped in muzak

2) Helmet Stickers

3)Maize Pants

4)Free Beer



1) Frequent piped in music (some is OK)


3)Legends Jerseys

4)Empty seats

12/29/2014 - 9:34pm my sources:

Sources have indicated that JH is bringing this man with him from California to fill the S&C position.

12/29/2014 - 5:35pm "Houston....

The Eagle has landed"

12/20/2014 - 12:50pm misleading

Oh, I thought this was going to be a video of girls in skimpy bikinis or something like that to get my mind off of CC. This just gets me thinking again about football==HARBAUGH==football==HARBAUGH.


Thanks but not much help.

12/19/2014 - 9:59am Smokescreen

I am 99% that Brian is in SF and Sam is just covering up for his earlier mistake in leaking this clue.

How do I know? I want it to be true so it must be right??

12/19/2014 - 9:45am OMG IT'S HAPPENING.GIF

Do you know how much it costs do get a last minute airfare right before Christmas?

Brian's been tipped that there is going to be a press conference and has gone to cover it and get an interview with our new coach.

Based on absolutely complete speculation and the fact that Brian is there I predict the press conference is no later than Monday.

12/19/2014 - 9:45am OMG IT'S HAPPENING.GIF

Do you know how much it costs do get a last minute airfare right before Christmas?

Brian's been tipped that there is going to be a press conference and has gone to cover it and get an interview with our new coach.

Based on absolutely complete speculation and the fact that Brian is there I predict the press conference is no later than Monday.

12/10/2014 - 10:06pm But...

Big problem I see is his season won't be over until maybe days into January. Not sure if we want to start recruiting that late with a non big name.  Would he even consider leaving his team before the first ever college playoff? Kind of doubt it. Would Urban let him stay as interim OC through the playoffs? Don't know about that either. Seems like a potential big problem with him. Otherwise I like him.

12/09/2014 - 6:13pm But...

Those who stay will be champions.

12/09/2014 - 9:58am Game of Thrones

Next time you watch Game of Thrones please note that Hodor is actually saying "HARBAUGH!" over and over in his deep Northern Westerosian accent.

He can't think about anything else either.



12/05/2014 - 8:17pm spread opportunity

buy Michigan @ +900 and sell "any other NCAA team" @ +1000. That's just stupid.

12/04/2014 - 9:51pm I wonder

I  wonder if Hackett's search firm has a statistician to consult with? Probably not.

11/24/2014 - 12:19am No


10/05/2014 - 9:50pm Not Happening

The ONLY way Pat will leave NU is if they fire him. He is not interested in coaching anywhere but at his alma mater. He loves Northwestern. If they did fire him then it's kind of obvious that we would not be interested at that point.

09/30/2014 - 5:03pm Game Theory

I believe that Brian is technically correct in game theory terms, but I agree more with the posters who point out the psycological reasons why this may not be the best strategy.

If you go for 2 on your first score and don't make it (statistically < 50/50?) Then you are still down 3 scores and you haven't really accomplished anything. If you kick the one then you are only down 2 scores + hope.

FWIW I have been watching football for a long time, and as far as I know coaches have always advocated and opted for going for 2 later rather than sooner. This doesn't mean that they have necessarily been right all these years, but maybe there is a method to their madness.

IMHO there are a lot of more legitimate things to criticize Hoke about.

09/25/2014 - 7:04pm think DG has a boo boo

After forcing myself to watch these replays again I'm pretty convinced that Gardner has some sort of sholder/arm injury he has been trying to play through.

His attempts to throw long are few and horribly short.

His throwing motion seems worse to me than last year. At first I attributed this to Nuss trying to change his mechanics, but it could also be caused by an injury.

He seems to be floating his passes most of the time. I was alarmed by this against Appy State even though he had only one incompletion, nothing had any zip on it.

He also seems to get worse as the game goes on, which could also be explained by an injury being irrated by making throws or getting hit.

This could also explain some of his apparent hesitation if in the back of his mind he is uncertain if he can make a given throw.

09/24/2014 - 10:36pm dumb response vs smart response

Q: Coach Hoke, would you like to be head coach at the University of Michigan?

A: Yes! Please Yes! I would crawl from California to Ann Arbor to get the job.




Q: Jim, would you be interested in coaching in college at your alma mater?

A: Absolutely Not. Not interested in coaching in college and the weather is better in California.

Q: Jim, what if we offer you $5mm a year?

A: No Thanks,

Q: How about $8 million?

A: Done!

09/23/2014 - 9:04pm Welcome to the board

Dave? Dave is that you??

08/27/2014 - 1:21pm Peppers

M defense on field first, forces punt. Peppers returns punt 67 yds for TD.


I recall Anthony Carter did this the first time he touched the ball in his first game as a freshman.

03/14/2014 - 2:32pm deja vu

This is reminescent of another similar "Stay Tuned for Important Announcement" From the Astrophysics community a few months back and then the next day it was like "never mind''.

I can't remember the specifics. Hope this is something really cool this time. The multiverse theory makes my tummy queezy, so I hope it's not that.

11/30/2013 - 5:07pm Aboslutely

Absolutely the right call.

Best case scenario in OT short of a turnover was keeping pace with them and having to go for two in third OT anyway. Better to go then while their defense is realing and we have the Mo. Odds are we would be big underdogs in OT scenario.

11/19/2013 - 9:17pm Let's look at the other side of the coin again

Given that the argument that the statistical odds of Michigan this season picking up the first down are considerably less than the average 30% is undeniable, given the weather conditions, and other factors already discussed, the odds of  wining the game if we score a touchdown are also likely much greater than the 70% given by Mathalete.


Also does anyone remember if the ball was between or on the hashes? I don't remember. Very short field goals are much more difficult from the hash marks because of the angle. Is it possible that the coaches know that Gibbons may have trouble on short angle kicks from one side or the other?