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01/11/2019 - 3:02pm I can't tell you what our…

I can't tell you what our class for that you will look like.  I don't have 2020 vision.

01/11/2019 - 9:30am When's the release…

When's the release announcing that Pep Hamilton has been named the Alan A. Borges Formerly Employed Assistant Coach?  

01/07/2019 - 12:53pm Finally Duke will hit the…

Finally Duke will hit the road and pick up that elusive Graham Couch vote.

01/02/2019 - 10:06am Dang, he really stood in…

Dang, he really stood in there and did his best to handle a lot of pretty brutal questions.  When the clock hit 0:00 he didn't owe michigan anything more but he showed up one more time. 

12/19/2018 - 3:10pm So uh how would one…

So uh how would one pronounce the first name "Shittah", as in new Boston College Linebacker Shitta Sillah?

12/17/2018 - 1:35pm Seems like Bleacher Report…

Seems like Bleacher Report has an article like this about once a month.  They cover some high school player, make him out to be a future Heisman candidate, and mention he's got no major offers.

I don't get it.  It's not like the coaches are all colluding to avoid certain players.  If a guy's got no major offers that means scores of coaching staffs and scouting departments have all either dropped the ball or seen something they don't like.

12/14/2018 - 11:15am I remembered his spectacular…

I remembered his spectacular flameout of a senate campaign.  I did not remember that it was Ted Cruz that beat him.  What a train wreck.

12/10/2018 - 8:41pm Kind of just looks like…

Kind of just looks like random distribution to me.  I wonder how much you can really read into which coaches come out looking better or worse from this.

12/06/2018 - 2:59pm Regular season: no.  Will…

Regular season: no.  Will skim the articles, keep up with how the team is doing, but that's about it.

Playoffs: yes.

11/27/2018 - 9:16pm Jabrill did not "sit out"…

Jabrill did not "sit out" the bowl game, he was injured in pre-game.  Unless you believe the conspiracy theory.

11/27/2018 - 11:10am I've taken to telling my…

I've taken to telling my phone to "request desktop site" on mgoblog.  I don't like having to hit a couple buttons and loading a new page just to see if there any message board posts that I want to check out.  Plus the UFR play-by-play charts never seemed to size to my screen right on the mobile site.  

11/26/2018 - 11:19am Just finished Season One…

Just finished Season One last night, and the similarities are striking.  So who is Ted Danson in our scenario?

11/20/2018 - 10:32am They should hire Scott…

They should hire Scott Paterno.  That neckless bastard needs to put up or shut up.

11/19/2018 - 5:20pm I think the whole issue of…

I think the whole issue of calling it The Game sort of grew organically, in an acknowledgment that it doesn't need a nickname.  It doesn't need a sponsor, it doesn't need a trophy designed by a focus group.  It's just the game.  Capitalize it if you have to, but even that's pushing it.

11/15/2018 - 8:17pm Later readers won't know,…

Later readers won't know, but as first published this article had nothing after "the jump".  Perhaps, like the Michigan offense, Brian was not wanting to put anything new on tape for OSU.

11/15/2018 - 2:19pm It is generally believed…

It is generally believed that 5-star Defensive End George Karlaftis, currently committed to Purdue, will de-commit and come to Michigan if Brohm leaves.  That's why we're all so interested.

11/14/2018 - 1:02pm ESPN Likes to give nicknames…

ESPN Likes to give nicknames to particular weeks in the year.  "Showdown Saturday" or "Statement Saturday" or whatever.  Need a nickname for this one.  Alliteration is preferred but not required.

11/12/2018 - 3:06pm It includes all possible…

It includes all possible postseason games (could be up to three of them).  People stressing about Milton's red shirt (and I don't mean you specifically) need to relax.  If we want/need him for more than two additional games, things are either going very very well or very very poorly.

11/12/2018 - 10:47am Can you build the entire…

Can you build the entire team out of defensive ends?

11/08/2018 - 5:28pm At least we're not calling…

At least we're not calling them Buttgers like some people...

11/06/2018 - 12:59pm Unless I'm missing something…

Unless I'm missing something, this doesn't make any sense.

If Patterson returns McCaffery "loses" a year of starting, but if McCaffery transfers he loses a year for real.  He already red-shirted.

11/06/2018 - 10:37am The Recruiting Rutger - when…

The Recruiting Rutger - when the top ten high school players from your state all sign with colleges outside of your state

11/05/2018 - 2:17pm If Bama loses to Auburn we…

If Bama loses to Auburn we're safe, because then you get the following SEC championship scenarios:

Bama beats Georgia: Georgia has two losses, don't worry about them.

Georgia beats Bama: Bama has two losses, don't worry about them.

The SEC 2-bid nightmare scenario requires both Bama and Georgia to go undefeated prior to the championship.  A loss from either of them solves it.

11/04/2018 - 5:05pm Let's see... every week we…

Let's see... every week we say "oh man that's a crazy spread, why is it so high?" and then we triple it.  So...

oh man that's a crazy spread, why is it so high?

...there.  Now we should win by 109 points.

11/02/2018 - 12:49pm Remember our mantra...

The…

Remember our mantra...

The line is way too high

what are they thinking

it's crazy man

...and breath out.

 

Been working so far, right?

11/01/2018 - 1:13pm ...They call me tater salad…

...They call me tater salad...

11/01/2018 - 12:46pm This is a better summation…

This is a better summation of the Maryland/Durkin fiasco than anything I have read anywhere else.

10/31/2018 - 1:52pm I'm hoping Michigan makes…

I'm hoping Michigan makes the playoffs, but failing that there are plenty of scenarios that put us in a bowl game against Washington State.  That could be fun.

10/30/2018 - 3:31pm NFG takes a medication that…

NFG takes a medication that causes him to forget he already posted something once.

10/30/2018 - 2:51pm Brian Kelly says "hi".

Brian Kelly says "hi".

10/30/2018 - 12:40pm I mean is sharkface even an…

I mean is sharkface even an insult?  Sharks have awesome faces.  Incredibly potent senses.  Pure killing machines.  They possess an attitude any football coach would want to distill into his football team.

10/30/2018 - 12:16pm I thought "Timing and Luck"…

I thought "Timing and Luck" was the story of MSU's decade of relative success.

10/30/2018 - 11:21am Somebody a few days ago…

Somebody a few days ago mentioned that if we scheduled Akron instead of Notre Dame, we'd be undefeated and #4 right now.

Take it a step further - if Notre Dame played a patsy for the first game instead of us, where would THEY be ranked? ND vs. Stanford looked like a big win at the time but Stanford's 5-3 now.  Virginia Tech is 4-3.  And those are their best wins apart form us.

10/30/2018 - 12:35am LJ Scott, Running Back,…

LJ Scott, Running Back, Michigan State

Vs. Michigan: 10 carries, 25 yards. 2.5 yard average, plus one more rush for zero yards negated due to personal foul on MSU.

Tell us more about your "little sister", Mr. Scott. 

 

10/30/2018 - 12:31am I guess there's no way this…

I guess there's no way this can be asked without violating the "no politics" rule of the blog, but I'm gonna give it a try and we'll see what happens I guess.

 

I normally do not vote for the leadership positions at MSU and Wayne state that are on the ballot.  I kind of figure since I'm a U of M grad it's none of my business.  But this time, with everything that's happened at State, and given the disinterest the existing trustees have shown in enacting the sort of change that might prevent such things in the future, I may have to change that.  So... who are the candidates for MSU trustee, if any, that have shown any sort of basic human decency regarding the Nassar crimes and cover up?  I'm gonna be a single issue voter in this particular race, so I honestly don't care if they're a Republican, Democrat, or third (fourth, fifth...) party. 

10/29/2018 - 4:48pm I guess I haven't been…

I guess I haven't been keeping track... is Chris Webber cool now?  I thought things were still a little eeehhhhh there.

10/29/2018 - 3:20pm Man MSU can't just let us…

Man MSU can't just let us have everything.  They even want to fight over who's got the dumbest former athlete tweeting embarrassing stuff.

10/29/2018 - 2:39pm One of these weeks they're…

One of these weeks they're going to ask Harbaugh about injuries and he's going to provide a complete medical breakdown of every roster player including x-rays and blood work results where applicable.  I mean, I have to assume he will one of these days... why else would they keep asking him?

10/29/2018 - 12:38pm Consider the following…

Consider the following rather ghoulish scenario:

Michigan loses to PSU and OSU, wins the rest

Michigan State wins the rest including against OSU

Penn State wins the rest

OSU wins the rest except for MSU

 

All four teams would be 7-2 in conference. First tiebreaker is record agaisnt each other.  There Michigan and PSU drop out having gone 1-2 against the rest, whereas MSU and OSU went 2-1.  With two teams remaining tied, the head-to-head results are examined, and your Big Ten East conference champion is... MSU.

10/29/2018 - 11:12am Mlive: How to "research" an…

Mlive: How to "research" an article by looking at a couple box scores on ESPN.

10/29/2018 - 9:29am Are we still convinced Brohm…

Are we still convinced Brohm is on his way elsewhere? I mean, we all loved them pants-ing OSU but they're now 4 and 4.  MSU made them look like the middling-to-poor Big 10 team they've looked like in all but a couple games so far this year.

10/28/2018 - 2:10pm a forecast for six days away…

a forecast for six days away is not terribly reliable, but AM rain wouldn't be too bad given the 3:45pm kickoff.

10/26/2018 - 11:16am Really? You sure you don't…

Really? You sure you don't just want to let him go out there and flail around for 90% of the game before you finally put the other guy in? Because that worked pretty well last week.

10/25/2018 - 11:47am I mean, LSU plays Alabama in…

I mean, LSU plays Alabama in a week and a half.  They're about to either be behind us or very deservedly in front of us, depending.  Not really a big deal.

10/24/2018 - 10:13pm Klatt referenced the Higdon…

Klatt referenced the Higdon phantom holding penalty again during the MSU podcast.  Is there any chance we get him for the OSU game?  Would love to have someone who will actually call it out if OSU ends up with two penalties for four yards again.

10/24/2018 - 3:37pm I'm sure the NCAA is…

I'm sure the NCAA is calibrating its Precision Wrist Slapper as we speak.  

10/24/2018 - 2:57pm Pinconning put up 35 points…

Pinconning put up 35 points in their last game.  Maybe MSU should be asking them for some pointers instead of stressing about the logo.

10/24/2018 - 10:43am Maybe but you still gotta…

Maybe but you still gotta take Jolton O'Peters over Threetsheridamnit.

10/24/2018 - 10:34am Downfield Success Rate, a…

Downfield Success Rate, a complicated metric Brian uses to assess quarterback play.  It takes a lot more into account than more simple stats like passing yards or completion percentage.

10/24/2018 - 12:01am I brought my 5 year old to…

I brought my 5 year old to three games this year.  She gets squirmy and stuff so it's a hard time keeping her in her seat, but she says she enjoys the games and keeps asking to come back.

If you take your son to rutgers you're going to have to explain to him afterwards that Michigan doesn't normally win by 60 every game.