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01/14/2019 - 5:15pm Favorites: "playing with…

Favorites: "playing with tempo" fast tempo, slow tempo? Tempo does not mean fast.

"Trickeration"

01/14/2019 - 4:00pm And the average height of…

And the average height of people in Benton Harbor dropped 2 inches.

01/12/2019 - 6:29pm Did someone get kicked?

Did someone get kicked?

01/11/2019 - 5:02pm Tennessee starting OT Drew…

Tennessee starting OT Drew Richmond is transferring, source told @WatchStadium

— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) January 11, 2019
01/11/2019 - 1:21pm MD would have to fire one of…

MD would have to fire one of his crew to bring on Enos. That would never happen. And Enos may have gotten a check from Michigan which would make him persona non grata in EL forever. 

01/10/2019 - 3:56pm Maybe Mark D's press…

Maybe Mark D's press conference today is to name Ed Warrinner as MSU's new head coach. How would that be for a kick in the balls?

01/10/2019 - 3:53pm Agreed. I'm not sure he will…

Agreed. I'm not sure he will be the OC - maybe co-OC as he has never called plays. Maybe WR/OC coach with play calling input? 

01/10/2019 - 3:47pm I agree. Not sure I want…

I agree. Not sure I want Michigan to be the first place he has ever called plays or designed an offense. Good hire but he has always been under someone else. He seems like a good recruiter, if he can help mold things I am fine with Jim calling the plays initially.

01/10/2019 - 3:43pm He has never called plays or…

He has never called plays or been the primary OC. He has been under Locksley, Morehead and others. Seems like a good get but by no means an experienced offensive wizard. Seems more like a recruiting guy.

01/10/2019 - 3:40pm The only issue is that he…

The only issue is that he has never called plays before.

01/10/2019 - 2:43pm No he was a full time coach…

No he was a full time coach. I think hired from Central Michigan.

01/10/2019 - 1:17pm How about the Carr special…

How about the Carr special teams coach - Jim Boccher - that after a few punt blocks and other issues left or got fired in the middle of the 2003 season I think. He was trying spread punts against Oregon and we had 1 or 2 blocked. I do not think he ever coached again.

Courtesy of Motley College Football 

“Michigan put the "special" in special teams on September 20, 2003, against Oregon at Autzen Stadium. The carnage: one blocked punt surrendered, one punt return touchdown allowed, one botched fake punt, and two missed field goals. Epic failure. It was, quite frankly, a miracle that the Wolverines only lost by four points. The following week Indiana blocked a kick in a loss to Michigan at the Big House. And (why go for two when you can go for three?) in a week six contest at Iowa City, the proverbial wheels came off Michigan's special teams short bus.

Another blocked punt and long Iowa punt return sent fans (even those who normally despise Michigan) off the deep end. The Wolverines lost the game by a 30-27 count, and the Big Blue faithful were out for blood. The easy (and correct, I might add) target was special teams coach Jim Boccher. The following week against Minnesota he was nowhere to be found. The offical word was that his absence was due to "personal reasons", which is coachspeak for "he sucked so bad at his job that we've kicked his ass to the curb so he could go into the real estate business." He has not been seen on the sidelines of a college football field since that fateful day in October 2003.”

01/09/2019 - 10:41am I think he went to Oklahoma…

I think he went to Oklahoma for more money and responsibility.

01/08/2019 - 3:02pm I am old and sometimes…

I am old and sometimes forgetful :-(

01/08/2019 - 1:50pm Roy Manning - Alumni and…

Roy Manning - Alumni and current UCLA LB coach

Jerry Montgomery - Former Michigan D line coach currently with the Packers

Larry Foote - Alumni and St Louis Cardinals LB Coach

01/08/2019 - 8:37am I remember when we lost him…

I remember when we lost him to Oklahoma, wondered where he had ended up. 

From Wikipedia - In January 2018, Montgomery was hired as the assistant head coach and defensive line coach at Texas A&M. Later in January 2018, Montgomery instead opted to remain with the Packers as the defensive line coach. 

He sure does move around alot.

01/07/2019 - 1:31pm Michigan essentially let him…

Michigan essentially let him go by not offering a new contract, it sucks but it was not like he was poached. 

EDIT - Sam Webb said that Michigan not renewing his contract was false. 

 

01/03/2019 - 3:19pm Another hawt take!

Another hawt take!

01/02/2019 - 2:16pm MSU will undoubtedly get…

MSU will undoubtedly get everyone back - hoping Batchie and Willekes go pro. But with Willekes breaking his leg maybe he comes back.

01/01/2019 - 3:49pm Another reason to give up on…

Another reason to give up on the Lions.

12/31/2018 - 7:59pm Dantonio must have made an…

Dantonio must have made an offering to Satan to get that unbelievable fumble luck. I figured that would lead to a victory. I guess the offering wasn’t sufficient.

12/22/2018 - 4:33pm Car detailing gift card

Car detailing gift card

12/21/2018 - 10:34pm Wheatley played at Stoney…

Wheatley played at Stoney Brook and I think had 1 catch this season. He has one year of eligibility left. No idea what is next for him.

12/21/2018 - 1:56pm "It is the exact same thing…

"It is the exact same thing as Les Miles allowing a booster to give Jai Eugene’s dad a job and get his mom a house." No not at all. Would the LSU booster also have given him a house if he went to Texas? Did said booster give money to players that went to other schools?

Ed Martin was not exclusive to Michigan - he gave to Detroit/Flint players that went many places. No excuse for Michigan or Fisher. He was more like an agent who gave impermissible benefits to everyone. He did have a relationship with Michigan but find me a player he specifically paid to come to Michigan or withheld money of the player chose Iowa or Iowa State over Michigan.

12/21/2018 - 11:25am It would be nice if you…

It would be nice if you actually used facts. Ed Martin did not pay players to come to U of M - he paid lots of players, including those at several other Big Ten universities. He was not a bagman in the sense that he directed their destination.

He did not direct or pay them them to go to Michigan. Michigan was just the one penalized, mostly because they associated with Ed and he attended games. There were several other schools that had players who had received money from Ed Martin - Iowa and Illinois I believe.

Was Michigan guilty, absolutely. Were there other schools that were not punished, sure.

12/20/2018 - 5:28pm Onion article, right?

Onion article, right?

https://www.10tv.com/article/next-chapter-urban-meyer-teach-character-leadership-course-ohio-state

12/20/2018 - 2:06pm That is the one bummer about…

That is the one bummer about Michigan Basketball - the announcer is straight out of the NBA and is horrible.

12/20/2018 - 2:04pm "I have not watched a single…

"I have not watched a single NFL game start to finish this year, or the previous year or the year before that.  I would be tempted to say that I haven't really watched an NFL game in 10 years. " 

Me too. I have not watched regularly since Barry Sanders retired. I cannot recall the last game I watched - I think none in the last 10-15 years - I even skip most Super bowls now. I have never been to Ford Field, not sure I watched the Lions at the Silverdome. I did watch them at Tiger Stadium when I was a kid.

I have never purchased an NFL ticket but have been to many Tiger games, Red Wings and Pistons - even the Michigan Panthers.

Loved the NFL in the 1960's and 70's. At that time the only posters you could get was from Sport Illustrated. I had Lem Barney and Paul Warfield posters in my room.

At the same time I have had season tickets for Michigan Football for 25 years or so and have only missed a couple of games in person and on TV in that time.

Part of this is being raised in Ann Arbor and having the woeful Lions being the home team. 0-16, "another one bites the dust", wasting Barry Sanders, on and on.

I would rather pay to see Army/Navy than go to see an NFL game. I love almost any crappy college game over anything in the NFL. I also have not watched the Pistons sine they were in the Finals but will watch almost any college basketball game.

I find pro games to be antiseptic and boring because everyone is so good, I prefer less perfection of college games.

12/20/2018 - 10:47am Yes! The West Quad dorm team…

Yes! The West Quad dorm team was all football players who could dunk. Even out B team had some dunking football players. I played whatever level there was no one who could dunk. Our flag football team had a couple of ex-players on it - they did not have kind words for Bo.

12/20/2018 - 10:23am What about significantly…

What about significantly boosting player injury insurance?

Pay them if they get injured and the injury hurts their draft stock. Insurance covers the difference between projected draft slot earnings and actual draft position earnings.

For career ending injuries cover the projected career earnings.

Would this cost a bunch of money? Yes. Do the schools and NCAA have said money? I think so. Maybe the bowls have to partially fund this insurance to make their bowl more attractive.

Given that there are few Jake Butt type injuries the odds of payout would be low, but the amounts would be high for a career ending injury.

12/19/2018 - 2:27pm and a wife that was not also…

and a wife that was not also a cousin.

/OSU Fan

12/19/2018 - 2:21pm Where is our user Smegma? He…

Where is our user Smegma? He would know, right?

12/18/2018 - 1:42pm I have the solution. The…

I have the solution. The NCAA with gobs of money insures every draft eligible player for the amount the consensus says for their projected draft slot would earn. If they are injured but still drafted the NCAA covers the difference between pre (projected) and post (actual) game drafted position.

How many players are injured and it affects their draft position? We all know Jake Butt and a few others. Why not ask the NCAA to fund more insurance for the few that do get injured in bowls. Otherwise fans may stop watching and going to bowl games.

The NCAA is so backward thinking they cannot get out of their own way. Or allow the schools to take out such insurance policies - just take away much of the risk and I am sure more players will participate.

12/17/2018 - 6:49pm For South Carolina I would…

For South Carolina I would say the lower bowl was about 70% full, for Western maybe 80% full. It is a joke when the upper bowl is more full than the lower bowl. Although the South Carolina ”sellout” had one complete upper section empty at the start of the game.

12/12/2018 - 5:33pm Here is a picture from the …

Here is a picture from the "sold out" South Carolina game at tipoff. Maybe all the tickets are sold but this is a joke. Most of the upper bowl was filled except the student portion. The lower bowl attendance is a problem that needs fixing.

sellout.jpg

12/11/2018 - 8:37pm At my son’s school MSU gave…

At my son’s school MSU gave on the spot acceptances at the school if you met with them and shared your grades and scores. Fog glass = acceptance at MSU. This was not a prestigious high school.

12/11/2018 - 8:32pm My son had Michigan as his…

My son had Michigan as his first, second and third choice for college. Both my father, wife and me are alumni. Alumni status really does not matter. My son was deferred and ended up not getting accepted. His grades and scores were above the Michigan average but his high school was not much of a Michigan feeder.

He went to GVSU, applied to Michigan after with one term and was accepted into Michigan. So he ended up with bachelor and master degrees from Michigan.

btw he was accepted at Illinois and Case Western out of high school, so yes I am still bitter that family alumni status really means nothing when it comes to getting accepted.

So he was unhappy with the initial decision but all turned out fine, so do not give up hope for acceptance now or later.

 

12/06/2018 - 7:19pm For the Suger Bowl I bought…

For the Suger Bowl I bought from U of M but ended up buying much better seats from Stubhub for less money later. Definitely buy on the secondary market.

12/06/2018 - 3:40pm I agree that Iggy may not…

I agree that Iggy may not have the athleticism to be a big player in the NBA. He is good but seems to play below the rim and is not a fantastic 3 point shooter. Love him on the team but I am not sure his skills translate to the NBA for a 1st round pick.

12/04/2018 - 10:08am I am sure Schiano and Wilson…

I am sure Schiano and Wilson - both former HC's - love being passed over by someone with less experience and frankly less success. I am guessing this is a good time for Larry Johnson to retire.

12/04/2018 - 10:02am Then why do those assholes…

Then why do those assholes keep coming to northern Michigan for vacation. Head to Kentucky next time.

12/03/2018 - 4:27pm Kind of funny actually. I am…

Kind of funny actually. I am a season football ticket holder for 27 years and a modest athletic donor - about 200 priority points. Football sends out a few surveys each year to season ticket holders - basketball? Crickets. It feels that they are not even trying with basketball - no surveys, no email about dropping season tickets, nothing. 

I started going to basketball games as a kid when Rudy T was playing and love basketball, I live in Ann Arbor now, but I felt so taken for granted with basketball. They can call all day long asking for donations but no one can call to ask why I cancelled my basketball tickets to try to get me to renew? I would have renewed if they had showed any interest in my satisfaction whatsoever.

It takes very little money or effort to show you value your ticket holders.

12/03/2018 - 12:58pm I had upper bowl season…

I had upper bowl season tickets last year. I had to pay a PSD and went to every game.

There were huge swaths of lower bowl tickets unused for virtually every game.

So rather than renew I cancelled my season tickets.

There has to be a way to monitor ticket usage, or move fans into those seats 10 minutes after the game starts. It was so frustrating to pay quite a bit of money watching the good seats go unused for much of the season. 

11/29/2018 - 8:50am I do not go to many NBA…

I do not go to many NBA games so I cannot give a good comparison but I would try for row 30 and under in the upper deck. I think they start at around row 22 depending upon section. The high 30's and above are the back rows.

11/19/2018 - 8:22pm Combined with a large penis…

Combined with a large penis building right on campus!

 

11/15/2018 - 4:09pm Anyone ever heard of a "hot…

Anyone ever heard of a "hot brown"? That has to be the reason for Louisville. And no, it has nothing to do with hookers.

11/15/2018 - 4:06pm Is "time" a euphemism for…

Is "time" a euphemism for something else?

11/14/2018 - 10:15pm Lewerke’s doo looks like a…

Lewerke’s doo looks like a Hitler youth cut

11/13/2018 - 2:35pm Dantonio face "who cut the…

Dantonio face "who cut the cheese?"

11/08/2018 - 5:24pm Charlie Weis part deux 

Charlie Weis part deux