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11/16/2018 - 1:07pm One other thing to consider…

One other thing to consider when evaluating RJ's performance is that he was taken out of the game early in the fourth quarter. Indeed, if memory serves, he left with 14 minutes to go. 

11/16/2018 - 12:35pm It was around 45 degrees and…

It was around 45 degrees and rainy.  Those of us in the stands froze. BTW, 1968 wasn't all darkness. Bump's last team went 8-2.  The second of the two was the famous 50-14 shellacking by OSU in which Woody went for two late in the game. 

11/12/2018 - 2:06pm Saban’s going to replace…

Saban’s going to replace Urban at Ohio State and Rich Rod is finally going to take the Alabama job he turned down a dozen years ago. (Boy, how college football would look differently if that had happened.)

11/10/2018 - 5:10pm I was there too. Remember it…

I was there too. Remember it well but not as well as his monster game in 1968 versus Wisconsin.

10/23/2018 - 6:17pm   Unless I missed it, no one…

  Unless I missed it, no one has mentioned that OU needed an OT to beat Army. That’s the Army team that lost convincingly to Duke; needed two overtimes to beat (Not that) Miami; and barely beat the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors,

10/22/2018 - 6:58pm Chris Balas tweeted the Dave…

Chris Balas tweeted the Dave Ablauf has confirmed Hudson’s departure.

10/19/2018 - 8:40pm That’s basically the story…

That’s basically the story. Reed tore a muscle in his thigh and missed Game 6 of the finals. He was not expected to play in Game 7, but he trotted (limped?) out during warmups, and the crowd went crazy. He made the Knicks’ first two baskets, but that was it. However, the emotional lift was credited with the Knicks’ victory.

10/19/2018 - 2:01pm And another school of…

And another school of thought is that bad weather can be a great equalizer. If you have the better team, you don’t want crappy weather.

10/15/2018 - 1:54pm Except that doesn't explain…

Except that doesn't explain why Milton, rather than Peters, was in for the last drive of the game. Methinks Peters will be transferring (barring some unexpected circumstances over the next five games). 

09/07/2018 - 3:44pm As someone who watched much…

As someone who watched much of the Johnson game in person, it's important to remember he only played one play in the fourth quarter. He opened the quarter by going 49 yards for his fifth TD and then was removed from the game. The Chicago Tribune at the time described it as "the most explosive display of running in the proud history of the Big Ten conference". Johnson went on to be drafted in the first round by the Giants and became their first 1000 yard runner. Sadly, he now suffers from Alzheimer's. 

08/21/2018 - 3:11pm Warde M is a genius!  Only…

Warde M is a genius!  Only one road B1G game.  (I suspect that will be fixed toute de suite.)

08/19/2018 - 10:18am The BofT and Drake may have…

The BofT and Drake may have an easy time making this decision if the Report either contains culpable information or lacks it. I note that the report is being done by a major US law firm under the direction of Mary Jo White. Neither has any reason - and many reasons not to - issue a report that whitewashes Meyer. And, at least White and I suspect Debovoise has no apparent connection to OSU football. For example, White attended William and Mary, the New School and Columbia. On the other hand, I also note she was on an advisory panel that made recommendations to the NFL on Ezekiel Elliott. Remind me again where he played college football.

08/16/2018 - 9:13am Answering the question in…

Answering the question in the title:  yes.

08/08/2018 - 8:17am In the same vein as Stewart…

In the same vein as Stewart for RichRod - and this one hits closer to home - Brian Ellerbe. Took over the Fisher mess and won the B1G tournament and then was a disaster.

08/07/2018 - 8:28pm Got mine in Bethesda, Md.

Got mine in Bethesda, Md.

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…