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06/07/2018 - 2:38pm Thanks.  That's helpful.

Thanks.  That's helpful.

06/07/2018 - 12:01pm I'm not sure Patterson was…

I'm not sure Patterson was eligible. I believe so long as you're enrolled in a four year program, you're not eligible until after three years; i.e., Juniors and Redshirt Sophomores. I believe you can beat that by dropping out of school or more easily, transferring to a JuCo program.

06/06/2018 - 10:58am I've tried in IE, which I…

I've tried in IE, which I never use, and had not brought up the joke site; EDGE, and Chrome.  I've cleared cache and am now logging into sites, I haven't had to log into for years, but I still get the bad site.  BTW, the one place I'm good:  on my iPAD.

06/06/2018 - 10:22am Did that.  Didn't work. 

Did that.  Didn't work. 

06/06/2018 - 9:17am Same with me.  Last night…

Same with me.  Last night everything was fine. This morning I get the joke page.  I can get to the MGoBoard by doing a google search or entering mgoblog.com/mgoboard, but when I click on the banner, I get the irritating page. 

06/03/2018 - 5:02pm I just saw a report that when

I just saw a report that when Harbaugh discussed running back depth, he didn’t mention
Walker. Might have just been oversight, but given everything else . . .

05/29/2018 - 8:09pm I think there was something

I think there was something called MaizeMets or MetsMaize. As a Met and Michigan fan enjoyed that blog.

05/26/2018 - 1:15pm My father who landed at

My father who landed at Normandy always praised the Longest Day and said it was more accurate than Saving Private Ryan.

05/23/2018 - 9:17pm A couple of days ago,

A couple of days ago, Baseball America had us in the second four out. Before the Purdue series, we were in the last four in.

05/16/2018 - 10:48am Ndiana has a better overall

Indiana has a better overall record and their non-conference wins give them a better RPI.

05/10/2018 - 5:52pm The other night, the Dems in

The other night, the Dems in a Congressional district in NE Ohio nominated Harbaugh for Congress, Ken Harbaugh that is. I’m assuming no relation to Jim et al.

05/09/2018 - 1:20pm Lost a recrod number of

Lost a recrod number of players to the pros.  Lots of good folks coming in, bur they've probably outperformed first year expectations. 

05/06/2018 - 8:53pm Bang the Drum Slowly and the

Bang the Drum Slowly and the whole Henry Wiggin series by Mark Harris.

05/03/2018 - 8:34am Given how much Miles was paid

Given how much Miles was paid by LSU, including paid NOT to coach, I suspect paying his Michigan tuition wouldn't be a big deal.  

05/02/2018 - 1:16pm The good news is that

The good news is that Baseball America has been about the most pessimistic of the college baseball publications vis-a-vis Michigan's NCAA chances. The bad news is that historically they have had one of the better percentages in nailing the field,.

04/09/2018 - 1:47pm Collegiate Baseball now ranks

Collegiate Baseball now ranks Michigan 16; still unranked by Baseball America. 

03/23/2018 - 8:42am detnews article on

detnews article on CJ: https://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/college/university-michigan/wo…

03/22/2018 - 11:04am The Athletic has a much

The Athletic has a much longer piece up as of an hour or so ago.  Here's the link:  https://theathletic.com/detroit/

HOWEVER, be aware that the The Athletic is subscription based and this piece is likely paywalled. 

02/27/2018 - 9:10pm Just to be clear: Texas State

Just to be clear: Texas State went 2-10 last year with wins over Houston Baptist and Coastal Carolina. I guess that means Rutgers has a small chance of a win. Operative words being small chance.

02/27/2018 - 3:41pm Threeve = four

Threeve = four

02/25/2018 - 9:13pm Try Laphroaig.

Try Laphroaig.

02/18/2018 - 4:36pm Senior day. Big win over a

Senior day. Big win over a Top Ten team that happens to be OSU. Austin Hatch demonstrating yet again what it means to be a Michigan Man. Definitely Muppets!

02/14/2018 - 7:39pm According to twitter, 247

According to twitter, 247 reporting that it’s a done deal: OC and wide receivers coach

02/01/2018 - 3:05pm Not the part that said QB

Not the part that said QB coach and wide receivers coach although he was clearly in charge of QBs.

01/31/2018 - 3:12pm I agree re the deletions, but

I agree re the deletions, but once again redactions may be necessary to protect the privacy of individuals. Hypothetically if you were a low level employee and Dave Brandon criticized your performance or had an email containg your personal information, you might have a reasonable expectation that the world not learn about it. Here too it depends on the information at issue, the level of the employee, and the balance that needs to be considered. There is a lot less justification to protect something about a head coach, an AD, a full professor than, for example, a grad assistant or a janitor. 

01/31/2018 - 2:52pm Very thoughtful and timely

Very thoughtful and timely piece.  One comment:  with regard to the timing of responses to FOIA requests, more information is needed. For example: what is the volume of requests being made; how easy is it to find the information?  I oversee the FOIA process at a Federal agency. We get about 7500 FOIA requests annually which is processed by a staff of 10. Probably 90-95% of the requests are "routine", but even then the FOIA office is dependent on the offices who maintain thre records to search -- we provide parameters on what to search -- and then turn it back to the FOIA office for a review. At that point, a review is undertaken to determine if, for example, any of the informaiton is protected by the Privacy Act and also whether the search undertaken was complete -- there are often telltale signs.. We have more than five days to respond to requests, but if that was the deadline, we'd probably miss on 98% of the requests. I won't go into the complications inherent in the other 5-10% of the requests, but I will say we have not ended a Fiscal Year with a FOIA backlog this decade.  So I agree there needs to be more of a willingness to turn over documents, but sticking to a five day turnaround may not be a reasonable aspiration.

01/24/2018 - 9:17pm Billy Wagner was better than

Billy Wagner was better than Hoffman and didn’t get close in the vote.

01/24/2018 - 4:59pm And so was the team!

And so was the team!

01/14/2018 - 9:33am So last week I made an offer

So last week I made an offer on a house in Hawaii.  Moments after the offer was rejected -- the reports about the false alarm hit the media.  I'm not sure what to make of the coincidental timing, but maybe the gods were telling me not to be upset about the offer being rejected.

01/09/2018 - 1:55pm Uh.  If you read the first

Uh.  If you read the first message carefully, you will note that he's signed with Michigan already.

01/07/2018 - 6:22pm Responding to CarlosS, did

Responding to CarlosS, did you watch yesterday’s game?

01/03/2018 - 9:33pm Is there a Mile qb? How

Is there a Mile qb? How about Wilton!

12/22/2017 - 12:01pm Back to Barrett:  James

Back to Barrett:  James Graham just flipped fro Virginia Tech to Georgia Tech. He's a protypical option QB.  I wonder if that changes things for Barrett vis-a-vis Georgia Tech.

12/22/2017 - 11:53am Any chance Patterson signs

Any chance Patterson signs his LOI today?  If I remember correctly, today is the last early signing day.

12/20/2017 - 9:08am The Washington Post, yes the

The Washington Post, yes the Washington Post, has a background piece on Welshof's background:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/colleges/from-a-german-factory-to…

12/19/2017 - 9:55am No info in the article on

No info in the article on eligiblity that you haven't heard elsewhere. The article's focus is on his leadership and ability to adjust to new situations.  AND, I did note "if you subscribe".

12/05/2017 - 10:49am If you're talking about

If you're talking about transfers, I'm not sure they're counted in the recruiting rankings (at least aside from JuCo transfers).

12/03/2017 - 5:41pm Angelique Chengelis says

Angelique Chengelis retweeted a tweet that says 5Dimes has Michigan -9, so the original line was likely a typo and Brian gets to keep his dollar.

12/01/2017 - 11:20am They'll probably bring back

They'll probably bring back Philip Fullmer as the AD and he'll hire someone with Tennessee ties who at his press conference will say, "This is Tennessee. I'd have walked to Tennessee for this job."

11/29/2017 - 11:20am Butch Jones

We are, after all, talking about a carousel.

11/29/2017 - 11:17am At least Tennessee cares

At least Tennessee cares about football -- perhaps cares too much. I'm not sure many people in West Lafayette give a damn about football any more.  All you need to remember are the stories about how bad the facilities were at Ross-Ade stadium.  I'd add Tennessee's stadium hold almost twice as many people -- and they generally fill it.

11/27/2017 - 7:31pm Michigan Man John O’Korn was

Michigan Man John O’Korn was an All-American off the field. He has all my respect.

11/26/2017 - 6:32pm Never mind. Spath says

Never mind. Spath says Malzone plans to transfer in the spring.

11/26/2017 - 6:29pm Given how injuries killed

Given how injuries killed Michigan at qb this year, I’d like to have Malzone back. True freshman seldom are ready.

11/22/2017 - 1:31pm Also on this date: 24-12. 

Also on this date: 24-12.  That Michigan team was a bigger underdog than the 2017 version.

11/14/2017 - 1:07pm Re Baseball rankings, Perfect

Re Baseball rankings, Perfect Game is actually on the low side vis-a-vis Michigan. Baseball America has Michigan at 10, the highest ranking they've ever given to a B1G recruiting class.

11/11/2017 - 11:04am Everything you need to know

Everything you need to know about Maryland football and interest therein in the DC area: this morning’s WaPo mentions the game twice. Once in a box of today’s games on the bottom of the front sports page and once in TV listings. There was more about the Michigan-George Mason Women’s basketball game than the Michigan-Maryland football game.

11/10/2017 - 4:27pm I haven’t gone to a football

I haven’t gone to a football game in November in awhile, so this forecast makes me feel a lot better. If you listen to the DC weather people, you’d think a new Ice Age was beginning tomorrow. Go Blue. crush Tetsudo.

11/08/2017 - 3:29pm My favorite scenario is, of

My favorite scenario is, of course, the less than 1% chance that Michigan wins the East.  My second favorite scenario and one where the odds are considerably better is Michigan wins out, but OSU wins the East as a result of the multi-team tie-breakers.  That would mean the B1G Championship would feature two teams that lost to a 10-2 Michigan team over the last two weeks of the season. 

11/08/2017 - 12:30pm Actually if OSU beats MSU,

Actually if OSU beats MSU, they're likely still going to be the B1G East Champ even if they lose to Michigan. They would still probably only have two losses -- Iowa and Michigan.  MSU and PSU would also have at least two losses, and in any tie among OSU, MSU and PSU, the Buckeyes win the East.