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01/05/2017 - 12:12am I can see why this is tough

I can see why this is tough for Jabril.  Playing for Michigan and Harbaugh is probably as close to football utopia as you can get.  I get the sense that Jabril is a football junkie.  He probably realizes that this is the best it gets when it comes to pure football.  The flip side is that he does want to help his family out and he's a potential first rounder.  And you add to that he can take out an insurance policy in case of disaster.  Tough call.  You are fighting your love for football vs your need to help out your family.  If I were in his shoes, my decision would come down to my mom.  If I thought she would be fine with me playing an extra year of college ball, I would stay and savor the moment.  If I thought she needed help ASAP, then you go, no questions asked.  Whatever he decides, you can bet that he thought this over quite a bit and ultimately chose unselfishly because I get the sense that if it was just him in this world, he would stay.  

10/26/2016 - 9:35pm NFL Overtime:1) Coint Toss

NFL Overtime:

1) Coint Toss for decision on who receives the ball and who kicks off.

2) Receiving Team A has 2 minutes to advance ball.  If Team A scores, then they must kick off to Team B and 2 minutes are placed on the clock.  If Team A does not score after two minutes, Team B gets the ball wherever the ball was when the clock hits zero, and 2 more minutes are placed on the clock.  Each team is given a single timeout for their 2 minutes.

3)  Team that scores the most points wins.  

4) If the score is tied, then Team B decides from what yard line they will kick the tie-breaking field goal.  After Team B kicks, then Team A gets a chance to kick.  Team A must kick from at least one yard farther away than from where Team B kicked if Team B made their kick.  If Team A also makes the field goal, then Team A wins because they kicked in from farther away than Team B. However if Team B missed their kick, then Team A can kick if from anywhere.  

5) If both team miss their kicks, then you repeat step 4 in the inverse order until one Team wins.


The END.

05/26/2016 - 12:47pm Start the wagers

So which SEC team hires Briles?

05/25/2016 - 1:36pm My thoughts: a) don't ask for

My thoughts: a) don't ask for flexible work arrangements until you've been at least 1 year with the company and understand their culture b) regarding the salary, you need to have an accurate idea of what you're worth. If your two offers are nearly identical, my guess is that it will be tough to get more money than 1-2%. If there is larger difference, like 5-10% difference between the offers, then you're salary range may be quite variable and you may have some room to negotiate. Reason being is that for some positions, the salary range is quite fixed because employers have a good sense of the market for that position. Others, the demand is greater and thus the market is in flux, so it's difficult to nail down the salary without some negotiation.

02/10/2016 - 7:23pm What I don't get about his

What I don't get about his argument is that the number of practices are capped.  So it doesn't matter whether you work on spring break or not, you will have exactly the same number of practices.  SEC MATH.

02/10/2016 - 7:15pm Phase 2: Michigan holds Fall

Phase 2: Michigan holds Fall camp in Miami along with the Dolphins.  

01/20/2016 - 7:23pm This guy looks like a rookie

This guy looks like a rookie compared to Mattison.  This looks like a bad hire on USC's part.  

11/25/2015 - 11:56pm MSU Defense

I think you need to force OSU to throw. MSU had the right idea and I bet you their defensive strategy to play close to the line wasn't dependent on the weather.  For M to win, it must limit their running.  JT will not win the game against us if he has to throw on more than 60% of the plays.

 I think you spy JT all game, and have the other linebacker cue on Zeke. I would prefer Peppers play in the box (as a linebacker/safety) and focus on Zeke as well.  I would put Thomas on Braxton with an emphasis on jamming at the line.  OSU is 100th in the nation on passing and I don't think they will be able to beat us if we shut down their run game.  They also show a tendency to panic when you do shut their run game down.  

11/25/2015 - 11:31am Just makes you wonder...

So glad Pep came to Michigan.  I have this feeling that Harbaugh and Peppers are at a different level than anyone else on this team in terms of competitiveness.  With his talent and two years under Harbaugh, watch out.  There's no better coach in college at developing players. 

07/17/2015 - 8:26pm I booed

but it was when Brady Hoke decided not to take Morris out of the game after what appeared like a concussion-like hit.  I had a great vantage point from my seat (being that I was on the 40 yrd line and row 10 opposite of the Michigan team) and I can't imagine Brady not seeing Morris fall after that hit.  

03/23/2015 - 3:30pm If he pulls stuff like this

If he pulls stuff like this while playing TE we will all be saying how bad Hoke was to not see he was a TE lol...

03/23/2015 - 2:01pm How about a rule requiring

How about a rule requiring the guy who scored the touchdown to kick the extra point?  Would definitely make it more interesting and variable.

02/05/2015 - 6:56pm If Weber was smart, he would

If Weber was smart, he would transfer immediately from OSU to Michigan.  He isn't going to play much or at all this year anyways at OSU.  Go home Weber.  You really want to spend the next four years at place that is not honest with you?  

12/30/2014 - 2:32am I bet he says he wants to be part of a TEAM again...

BTW, I found this on youtube...Jim H. giving a pep talk to the Kansas basketball team during March Madness...Best part is he talks about the kind of players he would want on his team if he were playing basketball...

12/16/2014 - 1:11am Wikipedia thinks Harbaugh to Michigan

Apparently, wikipedia knows Jim Harbaugh is the current head coach of Michigan.

12/12/2014 - 12:44am Time for some Harbaugh

Guess Jim Harbaugh's favorite place growing up....


ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN!!! Come home, Jimmy 

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12/05/2014 - 9:18pm…


Apparently, LSU fans are talking Sean Payton to UM too...

12/03/2014 - 8:03pm Makes sense when you take

Makes sense when you take into account what Hackett said about his swimming lanes.  Negotiating with the niners first makes Harbaugh available today even though he may still be coaching until late Dec.  If he is candidate #1, then you get your answer quickly and can move on before losing other candidates.  If he says yes, then BANG we got Jimmy.    We know that waiting until after the bowl game (a la Brandon) can result in Hoke-like candidates only being available.  

If true, niners get certainty Jim won't ever coach against them (this is probably valuable given that Oakland REALLY wants him and is in their market and would be a NO NO for the niners) and possibly the buyout plus cash (which they could use to acquire a more suitable coaching candidate).  While unconventional, makes sense from the niners/wolverines side.  

Only stone left unturned, is will Jim's family be content leaving the bay area.  Perhaps, Jim H. suggested it as a way to tell his wife, "I've got no other choice", so that he can take his dream job.


Strike fast, Hackett!!! 

12/03/2014 - 7:35pm 8 million justifiable if linked to performance

First off, Jim H. is at 5 million in the NFL.  You must pay him more to pry him away.  So that means, at a minimum, you must pay >5 million.  So what is the ceiling?  One can look at Nick Saban who is at 7.2 million (and got an additional 3 million for his mortgage from boosters) for the ceiling, but that is assuming that Jim. H is a worse performer than Nick.  So that puts us at 5 million to 7.2 million as the range if the assumption that Jim H. is a worse performer is correct.  

D'antonio makes 5.6 million and has 0 national championships and 2 conference championships.  Saban has 4 national championships and 5 conference championships.  Jim H. has 2 NFL Conference championships and 0 major college conference championships.  Nick Saban won less than 47% of his games as an NFL coach where Jim H. has won over 72%.  So while Jim H. arguably has not had the same level of success in college as Nick, Jim H. is way more sucessful at the NFL level and has shown the ability to be a great college coach at a previously laughable football program.  

So while the argument that "he can't make more than Nick because he hasn't been as successful as NIck in college" is a valid argument,  one can also argue that he deserves more than Nick because he has proven more successful at a higher level and given the opportunity in a major football program, he will be just as successful or more in college.

So how does one reconcile this?  I think 8 million if incentive laden is probably spot on.  

A compensation package of 6 million base + $500K for Big Ten Championship + $500 for a playoff appearance + $1 million for a National Championship may seem high, but a big bonus for performance is a good way for Michigan to hedge their bets (in case he doesn't win big), while being enough to lure Jim H. away from the NFL.  Let's face it, if he is as good as Nick, we will end up paying him Nick-like money anyways just to keep him.  It also makes the buyout really high which would serve to detract NFL teams from attempting to poach him after every successful year.   The high buyout will also serve as a dagger for those negative recruiters who will argue he is leaving to the NFL after every good season he has at Michigan.  And if he performs more like D'antonio, then he gets D'antonio-like money.  It is a win-win.  We do know if past performance is an indicator of future performance, that there is no way he has Hoke-like seasons ahead of him at Michigan.  He will either be more like D'antonio (almost always a contender for the Big Ten Championship) or more like Saban (almost always a contender for the National Championship).  

Genius by Hackett if this is true.  Hackett gets my approval (not that he needs it) for the 8 mil/year if comp is tied heavily to performance.



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12/02/2014 - 4:25am Hackett smiling = Jim H.

Hackett smiling = Jim H. Offensive Cooridinator/ associate!head coach and John H. Defensive coordinator/associate head coach.

10/12/2014 - 6:50pm This teams needs to win 4 out

This teams needs to win 4 out of the last 5 games JUST to equal last year's record.  I just don't see that happening.  If I had to guess, we win 2/5 and finish 5-7 with a best case scenario of 6-6.  I can't imagine he gets a renewal or gets to finish his contract.  

09/28/2014 - 5:21pm At this point, I agree with

At this point, I agree with most on here.  This goes beyond performance on the field.  I was at the game, granted I was in row 13 and by the 20 yard line which was pretty close to Shane when he took the hit to the head, and I was appalled that Shane not only stayed in the game after that hit, but came back in for Gardner.  Everyone, including me, was yelling for Shane to be removed from the game.  I don't know what game Hoke was watching, but it certainly wasn't UM vs Minnesota.  And if Hoke really didn't see him get hit or almost fall down to the point he needed to be held up, does he not have ANYONE watching the health of the QB?  I can't sit here and believe that not ONE coach was aware of what transpired with Morris.  Not saying Hoke is trying to injure players, but maybe his "toughness" is a little out of whack.  There is a time for toughness and there is a time for seeing a doctor.   

I hope Dave Brandon and the rest of UofM's administration realize that this goes way beyond football.  Hoke should be immediately suspended, pending an investigation, and ultimately removed from his duties.  If I were a parent of any of the players, I would not allow my son to even practice under this man.  Thank God that Shane is okay.

09/07/2014 - 12:52pm I'm sort of a pass-spread

I'm sort of a pass-spread aficionado...Remember when Lloyd went all pass-spread happy on Florida...I wish we would have gone that route.  It keeps your QB from taking a pounding and most college teams don't have more than 2 good corners.  Man-ball is outdated and relies too much on a good D.  Coach Hoke is a nice guy, but not a cerebral coach which is what you need these days if you're going to be a powerhouse.  When was the last time someone saw a play we ran and decided to recycle it?  

09/07/2014 - 9:12am Here's what Brandon should

Here's what Brandon should do.  Ala USC, fire Hoke put Nuss has interim coach.  This way, if Nuss kicks ass and beats OSU, we keep him.  If not, then we bring in a big name coach.  

09/06/2014 - 11:24pm That might be the worst game

That might be the worst game I've EVER seen out of Michigan.  Let's start talking next head coach please.  No way Hoke recovers from this unless he pulls a Carr and wins every game after this.    

03/19/2014 - 8:09pm Question

Anybody know how Nussmeier's offense will accomodate a running QB?  I don't think I ever saw Alabama intentially run the QB.  Just wondering how this would be done in his offense.  Do you guys think we will just run some zone read option plays within his offense?

12/29/2013 - 1:04am Did you not watch Kansas

Did you not watch Kansas State?  They were pretty good tonight.

12/29/2013 - 1:02am Morris may be enough to get a

Morris may be enough to get a pretty good replacement coach salivating..

12/29/2013 - 12:53am Hey Mack Brown is available

Hey Mack Brown is available lol...

12/29/2013 - 12:40am If Arizona gets to the Rose

If Arizona gets to the Rose Bowl before Michigan will the world implode?

12/29/2013 - 12:38am Harbaugh!!! Harbaugh!

Harbaugh!!! Harbaugh!

12/29/2013 - 12:27am This team has so much

This team has so much talent...its sad Hoke can't do anything with it.  I bet Urbie would have won at least 10 games with our squad.

12/29/2013 - 12:14am )

And why can't we STILL not run the ball?  We have the #1 RB (2012)?  My goodness.  

12/29/2013 - 12:10am I think the FIRE HOKE mantra

I think the FIRE HOKE mantra needs to get some serious consideration.  His teams do NOT improve enough to warrant being the coach at Michigan.  Bring in a Harbaugh please.  I'll even take a Mrs. Harbaugh at this point.

11/23/2013 - 9:05pm Almost losses --> Akron,

Almost losses --> Akron, Conn, Northwestern

Actual losses --> PSU, MSU, Nebraska, Iowa

Actual Record: 7-4 

Almost Record: 4-7


Imagine if we had not stopped Akron on the last play of the game: Record 6-5

Imagine if we would not have scored at the end of the Conn game: Record 6-5

Imagine if we had a right-footed kicker against Northwestern: Record 6-5


At the end of the day, while we may be 7-4, we are LUCKY to be 7-4.  This team is actually much worse than our record.  

11/23/2013 - 8:58pm I think most of us who have

I think most of us who have watched the team these last two years agree that Borges needs to go.  He just is not good at adapting and is quite stubborn.  The fact that Devin can't (or doesn't) call audibles when the defense is clearly bringing more people than we have blockers is a sign of a major failure in coaching.  At this point, if we are going to be running a pro-style offense, Devin has to be able to check out of plays.  Add to that the horrible play-calling (e.g. Fitz up the middle on 1st) or the deep passes when we are having trouble with our protections, it is clear that we are in desparate need to a new offen. coordinator.  I think Hoke needs to realize that sometimes you just need a fresh new perspective to shake things up a bit.    

11/10/2013 - 9:46am I've been thinking about

I've been thinking about this... How does the offense move the ball against the defense in practice?  Isn't Mattison taking notes and blitzing the offense every time?  

07/08/2012 - 6:53pm The girls at FSU are too hot

The girls at FSU are too hot for those guys to concentrate on football.  

06/26/2012 - 7:46pm What if int he future we only

What if int he future we only have four major conferences? Then wouldn't it be likely that each conference champion gets a spot in the four-team playoff?

06/25/2012 - 11:54pm Not surpised.  Buckeye QBs

Not surpised.  Buckeye QBs have a bad track record in the NFL.  I can't even remember the last time they produced an NFL starter at QB.     

03/01/2012 - 8:08pm Is it me or does it seem that

Is it me or does it seem that Hoke is trying to make history with the 2013 class?  

02/09/2012 - 5:33pm Perhaps Brandon said it best

Perhaps Brandon said it best in reference to Urbie's press conference:



“I think it's really unfortunate the slam that they're taking at Michigan State, because MSU, really, is the team that's the furthest north," he said at today's Winter Classic news conference.

"I don't know how to read all that. I don’t if they thought that through completely. And frankly, I don't care a whole lot to how they refer to us.”

01/04/2012 - 12:46am Is Team 132 destined for a

Is Team 132 destined for a top 10 finish?  I think so...Congrats Team 132!

12/14/2011 - 12:33am Who needs Dunn when you can

Who needs Dunn when you can have Barry Sanders!!!

12/01/2011 - 5:27pm Don't forget how many

Don't forget how many bartered tattoo's can he obtain.

11/28/2011 - 7:31pm Meyer does have a good eye

Meyer does have a good eye for QB talent.  He did recruit and sign Tebow and Cam Newton. Whoever he goes after, I say we pull a Bo and recruit them too just so that we don't have to play them.

11/20/2011 - 5:14pm TO quote RR, its in the

TO quote RR, its in the past!!!!

11/09/2011 - 10:36pm I wonder what the recruiting

I wonder what the recruiting fallout is going to be from this...

10/28/2011 - 6:21pm Simple probability would

Simple probability would suggest that they may be relevant some year in the future with respect to the title game. 

04/08/2011 - 2:26pm


Here is the link.