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07/21/2018 - 2:56pm Second the request for an…

Second the request for an after action report.

07/20/2018 - 10:19pm Their problem isn't just a…

Their problem isn't just a lack of in-state talent, It's regional talent. Missouri and Colorado have some players. There aren't a lot from Kansas, Wyoming, S. Dakota and Iowa, the other states that border Nebraska.

07/20/2018 - 2:26pm In fairness to Don, the OP…

In fairness to Don, the OP did a shitty job of conveying the relevant information.

07/20/2018 - 12:54am I suppose you're referring…

I suppose you're referring to Funchess. It came out after the season that he was playing hurt, with a bad toe. The kind of injury that doesn't keep you out, but is painful and slows you down.

07/19/2018 - 4:36pm Henson and Gardner were…

Henson and Gardner were about the same size, but I would say Gardner was more mobile. That might be the only reason he's still alive. If you care about Henson's welfare you should be grateful he didn't play behind the sieve that "protected" Gardner. As for Navarre . . . .

07/19/2018 - 4:27pm Sad to see Antonio Bass…

Sad to see Antonio Bass listed as an afterthought.

07/19/2018 - 3:33am I read the article. It didn…

I read the article. It didn't change my attitude at all. I still wish the arrest had been related to recruiting.

07/18/2018 - 2:09am I haven't been on a roll but…

I haven't been on a roll but I've gone from 9051 to 9055 since the changeover and haven't seen any change in about a week.

07/17/2018 - 11:18pm I looked at the MLive linked…

I looked at the MLive linked story. It says:

"A hospital employee discovered images of child pornography on a thumbdrive left in a hospital computer in May 2011. By the end of June 2011, eight people knew the images on the thumb drive belonged to Jenson. However, hospital attorneys decided not to turn the incident over to the University of Michigan Police.

"It wasn’t until November 2011 that someone notified police investigators. Jenson was charged and then fired from the hospital."

So, in 6 months the UM had terminated the criminal. The article doesn't indicate what corrective actions were taken against other employees who were inadequately assertive in pushing to redress the problem. UM may have been deficient there.

Do you really think that is equivalent to what happened at PSU and MSU and may have happened at OSU where officials at the highest levels of the school administration engaged in an active coverup of ongoing criminal activity for decades?

07/15/2018 - 4:41pm EDIT: Also, tell George…

EDIT: Also, tell George Johnson.

07/15/2018 - 1:59pm Tell Kalil Branham that.

Tell Kalil Branham that.

07/15/2018 - 3:24am We recruited 4 WRs two years…

We recruited 4 WRs two years ago and took just 1 or 2 last year (depending on how you characterize Barrett. Brian says we took one and calls Bell "a flyer"). We are probably going to have a significant gap in the future if we don't get someone in this class.

07/11/2018 - 3:04pm There are a lot of valid…

There are a lot of valid reasons why someone might prefer a particular school. I don't have a problem with a parent encouraging a kid to go to the parent's favorite school. Pressuring your kid away from his preferred school because you're concerned about your friends' opinions would be spectacularly bad parenting.

07/11/2018 - 2:50pm For DT I would go with…

For DT I would go with Branch's game against PSU where he was the QB killer.

For LB: Crable, where he went into the backfield, forced the play to reverse and then ran back diagonally to catch up and make the tackle.

07/11/2018 - 12:17am He was 6 yards away, which…

He was 6 yards away, which means he was almost Michigan's second 1,000-yarder since 2007.

07/10/2018 - 3:45pm You don't need to read the…

You don't need to read the article, the portion quoted says exactly that. As I noted: "Welschof lacks HS experience but it should still have applicability."

07/10/2018 - 2:33pm YMRMFSPA: Herb Orvis?

YMRMFSPA: Herb Orvis?

07/10/2018 - 2:32pm Darnell Wright: I followed…

Darnell Wright: I followed the link which shows OSU as a heavy favorite. Damn, they are loaded at OT for the next 4 years. Does anyone here know why hasn't M offered Wright?

07/10/2018 - 2:28pm I'm surprised that Brian…

I'm surprised that Brian didn't include this point from his post-commitment spree analysis of the D:

"24/7 had an article about projecting high school defensive ends to the NFL that concluded you should go get the most absurd 220-230 pound athlete you can find that highlighted Ojabo as this year's best fit with that theory."

Welschof lacks HS experience but it should still have applicability.

07/09/2018 - 5:36pm They need to be like the…

They need to be like the Marines at the Chosin Reservoir: don't retreat, just attack in a different direction.

07/09/2018 - 1:12pm I was with you until this…

I was with you until this nonsense: " who really cares about a glorified exhibition."

07/08/2018 - 6:43pm It's not worth clicking…

It's not worth clicking since it's paywall stuff. On the computer if you highlight the link and then right-click it you can open it and find this:

" Nike’s The Opening served as of a coming out party for Quinten Johnson. The Washington (D.C.) St. John’s College high... "

07/08/2018 - 1:29pm The NFL draft won't have any…

The NFL draft won't have any impact on any of these recruits. They will already have signed their LOIs and many of them will already be on campus somewhere.

07/08/2018 - 1:26pm Isn't an "Anchor" a DE with…

Isn't an "Anchor" a DE with an emphasis on certain responsibilities?

07/08/2018 - 2:44am It's happening!

It's happening!

07/07/2018 - 4:56pm I wish he had been…

I wish he had been consistent in using either the first name or the last name when placing them in alphabetical order.

07/06/2018 - 1:38pm It used to be that the…

It used to be that the recruiting services would temper my enthusiasm for our incoming classes. Now, I just assume that they're getting it wrong if a guy isn't at least a 4*. Thomas, Turner, Johnson, Velazquez all seem to be seriously under-rated.

07/06/2018 - 4:54am You're tracking his academic…

You're tracking his academic progress, are you?

07/05/2018 - 5:38pm It could be read that way,…

It could be read that way, and would be technically correct. I still don't think 4 over 3 years is a lot. With Gentry, McKeon, Wheatley and Eubanks looking for time this year It's hard to find snaps for the freshmen. If all 4 return next year you are again looking at sparse playing time, even with 3 TE sets. If there are only 3 TEs waiting after that we have to hope that all 3 live up to expectations.

07/05/2018 - 3:31pm "After two TEs the past two…

"After two TEs the past two years." Huh? I thought we took no one two years ago and 3 last year: Mustapha, Schoonmaker and (if you count him) Hayes. Given Harbaugh's love of TEs 4 (or fewer) over 3 years isn't a lot.

07/05/2018 - 2:49pm Crouch: YMRMFSPA a tall Earl…

Crouch: YMRMFSPA a tall Earl Campbell.

07/04/2018 - 5:26pm Yes. This is the time of…

Yes. This is the time of year when Tate Forcier lost his job to Denard.

07/04/2018 - 4:02pm FWIW, the podcast is from…

FWIW, the podcast is from May.

07/04/2018 - 3:52pm Hinton is an early early…

Hinton is an early early entry?

07/04/2018 - 1:19pm NTTAWWT.

NTTAWWT.

07/04/2018 - 11:13am Happy Fourth of July…

Happy Fourth of July. Grilling isn't barbecuing.

07/03/2018 - 5:53pm Harbaugh left it to the 2 …

Harbaugh left it to the 2 (now 3?) individuals who have left the program to announce their departures. I don't remember seeing anything from the individuals who were believed to have departed. Have any of them said where they are going? I wish them well as long as they don't go to OSU or MSU.

07/03/2018 - 3:22pm If we don't pick up a WR in…

If we don't pick up a WR in this class that will be important next year, but otherwise, it seems like Harbaugh will finally be able to fill a class exactly the way he wants to.

07/02/2018 - 8:39pm Can you give us some…

Can you give us some highlights to entice us to watch?

07/01/2018 - 4:33pm They might be better than…

They might be better than the bumblebee uniforms.

07/01/2018 - 12:49am (Pseudo) +1. Insightful.

(Pseudo) +1. Insightful.

06/30/2018 - 7:42pm No. The Big Ten sets a floor…

No. The Big Ten sets a floor for requirements, schools are allowed to set stricter standards. Michigan's admission standards are higher than the B1G minimums. That is seen especially clearly with regards to JUCO transfers.

06/30/2018 - 2:36pm WOW! Just imagine them on…

WOW! Just imagine them on the same team!

06/30/2018 - 2:32pm Your assumptions are wrong…

Your assumptions are wrong. Jay could have encountered Jim if they weren't related and then stuck with him by demonstrating competence and loyalty. Specifically, he could have been an assistant at Stanford, made a good impression and had a successful career until Jim returned to college coaching. It's true that a prior relationship with Jim will help you to get hired but a blood relationship isn't the only connection that Jim has to his coaches.

06/29/2018 - 4:58pm RNG stands for random number…

RNG stands for random number generator. The numbers generated by the computer determine who will win a battle. He is saying that with decent luck we can win.

06/28/2018 - 8:45pm My guess is that people who…

My guess is that people who obsess about the number of 3* recruits in a class care whether they will become major contributors or not.

06/26/2018 - 1:39pm Now I'm really confused. Did…

Now I'm really confused. Did you mean to write "he might die there"?

06/26/2018 - 12:40pm You're entitled to your…

You're entitled to your opinion but I note that it wasn't shared by any coaches at the top schools. The 247 composite has him as a 3*. His best offers are MSU, Wisconsin, Iowa and UCLA. He got a lot of interest from MAC schools and second tier B1G schools. He wasn't even offered  by the local national powers ND, OSU and PSU.

06/26/2018 - 12:15am Any recruit who is seriously…

Any recruit who is seriously considering a school and is totally oblivious to a well publicized stain like the one on MSU isn't doing his due diligence.

06/25/2018 - 8:08pm Just imagine how this class…

Just imagine how this class will be rated after the services get around to actually evaluating the recruits.