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01/01/2018 - 3:44pm Peters is gutless

Could’ve run for that first down and slid. Shows no emotion, no swagger, and the offense takes on his personality. Next year is going to be every bit as frustrating if we don’t get a qb with some balls.

11/19/2017 - 9:07am Don’t sleep on Spanellis

He’s going to be a monster RT next year. If things don’t workout with Newsome/recruits, he could be the LT. The guy plays with a chip on his shoulder and has had to earn every ounce of playing time over more highly recruited guys. He may not be a 4 star, but neither are most / all of Wisco’s monsters. I’m starting to sense that a lot of these guys coming in with 4 stars, Army all American praise, espn commitment shows, trips to Rome, “greatest program in history,” etc crap don’t play with edges. We need more Glasgows and Spanellises (Spanelli?).

10/21/2017 - 8:02pm Go to Rome

Keep spoiling these soft children on alumni / our dime for them to play / coach like incompetent assholes.

08/12/2017 - 3:27pm Chaos

Is a ladder.

12/31/2016 - 12:10am Soft

Not sure what it is (maybe playing 8 straight home games then Rutgers), but this team couldn't close for shit outside of the big house. Even the MSU game was an underachieving performance. I sure hope this is rooted in Hoke'a awfulness and lack of edge in developing the upperclassmen. Good riddance to that OL as well.

12/30/2016 - 11:14pm He's just a blip....

If he doesn't come back (which he shouldn't IMO), he's just a blip on michigan's radar. Never beat OSU, played 2 seasons, and never played in a bowl game. Crazy talented and glad he was here, but he was basically the football version of a one and done.

10/13/2016 - 8:02am Aggregate

You have to take it in the aggregate. Sure, if one guy deserted post and didn't participate in D-Day, nothing would've changed. Doesn't mean that he wasn't fighting for our freedom by running up that beach. The point is that if 100% of the US population was like us non-vets and elected to never do anything related to national defense, world peace-keeping, etc., 0% of us would be able to have the luxury of our greatest angst of November come via The Game. Best case scenario, it would probably be some sort of soccer crap....and nobody wants that.

Also, by them volunteering, the rest of us have more freedom by not being subject to mandatory service or the draft.

02/09/2016 - 3:27pm Not too bad.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgv9r6ofp4o

 

Video = Harbaugh golf swing at previous Pebble Beach Pro Am.

01/16/2016 - 8:00pm Manball

Is he going to demand that the offense runs power at practice so his defense can play "tough?"

12/27/2015 - 6:52pm Glass house stone throwing....

Given the past few years with Frank Clark, LTT, and especially how the program handled Gibbons, maybe we shouldn't approach opponent suspensions like we have a program 100% full of Gerald Ford-like scholars and gentlemen.

12/01/2015 - 10:39pm Oversigning.....

I think Hoke's recruiting prowess v. performance shows that bringing in the talent isn't quite the whole battle. Big fast 18 year olds don't roll out of bed and play perfect disciplined defense.

11/30/2015 - 9:13am "We just didn't execute."

A nostalgic chill went down my spine reading that in the first sentence....

11/28/2015 - 2:14pm Linebackers

Is it just me or do our linebackers look like they're playing in sand? Bolden is nauseatingly slow. Guy does not belong in a game with this speed.

11/27/2015 - 6:34pm Agreed....

The Game was always at noon because that's when football games were played.  Things have changed with the rise of television and overall interest. If it so happened that they played most games during the Yost Era at 8 AM, I certainly wouldn't advocate for that based on "tradition."

11/08/2015 - 4:49pm Shutting up?

Given that we do not play in the actual football games, "we" will not be beating Indiana, PSU, etc., so all we can do is talk about stuff.  Therefore, shutting up would leave this board a little silent.

11/08/2015 - 1:07pm Unpopular, but needs to be said....

I'm sorry guys, but I don't blame the media for counting Meyer's first 50 games and not Yost's. Maybe they should have qualified it by saying "Since 1940" or something, but when a massive chunk of your "games," such as Yost's are literally you getting together and teaching other schools the game of football, I'm going to find that far less impressive and am not going to get my panties in a bunch when a writer discusses something amazing that Urbz has done.

Yost undoubtedly had a far far bigger impact on the game of football than Urbz since he was one of the original pioneers, but for purposes of "Wins and Losses," what Urban has done since his arrival is pretty special.

10/20/2015 - 12:44pm Not terribly interested....

At some point, we want a multi year starter. Even if a team is 10% better one year with a senior QB, the program is better off with the multi-year starter.  Andrew Luck wouldnt have been nearly as good his junior year if Stanford was rolling out one year grad transfers every season before him b/c they were slightly more productive.

10/16/2015 - 10:47am Snaps...

The thing I've noticed most this season is how both of our lines really explode off the snap.  It makes sense that the OL would get a split second head start since it knows the snap count, but it seems like both lines are really solid at taking their first explosive step before the other line even flinches.

10/14/2015 - 5:59pm Spit water...

After seeing the GIF rotation feature A. Chair.  Well done sir.

10/14/2015 - 9:36am Defense...

The defense had given up SEVEN points at the time of that play. Haha please.

10/13/2015 - 11:46am Seriously dude...

Unless you're paying for some sort of subscription (which you're not) or having to glance past an extra thread is a day ruiner for those of us in society (not so much), grow up.  You're like one of those assbags that thumps his chest in the USAToday comments section because a journalist providing free content misspelled a word.

10/13/2015 - 11:40am Cool. Thanks. I'll post there.

You guys seriously need to get some lives.  Damn.  

10/13/2015 - 11:38am If there is...thanks.

Although, actually getting to watch the game with some audio is more important to me than adding a line to your screen that you feel obligated to click on, read, then spend 15 seconds writing a post.  Grow up dude.

10/07/2015 - 1:29pm Awkwardly tugs collar......

(at least 100 dudes that read this blog)

10/05/2015 - 6:38pm Cracker Jack Analytic

Over/Under: There are currently 12.5 MGoBloggers currently running that cracker jack analytic.

09/15/2015 - 10:41am Seriously guys....

This old guy annoyace thing with the students is a little absurd.

Aside from the whole squishing / students are skinnier and standing thing that can waaaaaaay more than account for 10% of the student rows being empty, the team hasn't been very good at all since most of these undergrads were in high school.  If we take away that one blip in 2011, the team hasnt been good since most of these kids were in middle school. I bet you that for random preseason games in 1967, there may have been an empty row or two across the top of the big house.

 

 

09/14/2015 - 10:49am Phelps.....

I loved it, except for the fact that we keep trying to claim Michael Phelps.  He had zero to do with the university except that we brought his coach here, he took a couple of one-off classes not in pursuit of a degree, and hung out at the Jug.

Really grasping there.

09/02/2015 - 11:04pm You're drunk.

Go to bed.

08/25/2015 - 1:21pm Coachspeak

Just like when Hoke first started out / was winning, it was cute.  If they want to totally shut out those that pay their salaries and for the players' facilities, then so be it. But they better win.

08/17/2015 - 5:06pm Countdown to Kickoff....

Those always intrigued me.  I would look forward to them each morning, would watch with disappointment as each guy said the same annoying thing "meh meh compete hebeddah shebeddah toughness blah blah for the seniors", then somehow or another repeat this cycle 30 times.  

The submarine prevents such roller coaster of emotion, so I'm good with it.

08/14/2015 - 12:34pm Budding romance....

I'm pretty sure I've had text convos similar to this one with prospective GFs. Just throw an additional word in front of "job."

 

"We’re getting excited about this, aren’t we?"

“Yes we are,” Hackett said.

“You didn’t offer me the job, did you?” Harbaugh asked.

“No, I haven’t.”

“I didn’t accept, did I?”

“No, you didn’t.”

08/04/2015 - 1:08pm I wanted to....

But figured I'd keep the original post clean so all of your brilliant minds could go nuts.

06/15/2015 - 8:28pm Slightly concerning.....

If we have a great season and show huge upward trajectory, there are going to be a lot of stud recruits on the outside looking in at kids with Harvard offers.  I know we take pride in whatnot in seeing our recruits with Harvard offers, but this isnt 1935 any more. We dont need the all american gentleman.  We need some Sparty-esque batshit crazy d-linemen that can get after the QB.

In Harbaugh we trust and all, but cumong mang.  Tweak the wheel, but lets not reinvent the damn thing.

06/12/2015 - 2:39pm Stanford....

Given what he did with a boatload of 2 and 3 stars at Stanford, we should be alright.  I'm guessing Harbaugh probably realizes that once within a general range of size and athleticism, the type of kid is what matters most.  D'antonio knew this a long time ago while we were clamoring over Hoke's 4 star trains.  Worked out just fine for Sparty.

04/15/2015 - 10:27am Better video link

http://ftw.usatoday.com/2015/04/stephen-curry-77-consectutive-3-pointers

04/04/2015 - 6:33am Very symbolic of Hoke....

In the place where you put your head down and work hard, he had the place filled with navy seal quotes and old photos of Michigan legacies. I wonder how many of those Michigan legacies spent half of their time gawking at their predecessors thinking they're great by association.

04/02/2015 - 10:19am Cummong mangs....

Can we please stop claiming any sort of tie to Michael Phelps?  The dude literally just swam in the pool and douchily hung out in Ann Arbor for a few years because his coach was here.  If he enrolled in a class or two, swell.

04/01/2015 - 11:44am Hitting ballhawk.....

I really just can't wait to see a hitting ballhawk back there for the first time in God knows how long.  We all love Kovacs and Thomas Gordon "played with good technique" but man those guys were in quicksand.  

03/31/2015 - 10:57am Answer: Delusional

That place is tough for anybody to win with the crowd / altitude, let alone with a QB getting his first start.  I think that game (and this pre-conference schedule in general) would be tough as hell for even OSU / Alabama. If we can play even a close game at Utah, thatll show that we are already lightyears ahead of last year and good things are to come quickly. If we can win at Utah, then we might as well build the statue already, b/c damn.

I'm slightly embarassed that we have seasoned fans like The Mad Hatter saying "realistically, we'll probably drop at least a game or two."  Do you all not remember the sludgefart awfulness of last season??? I think we'll certainly be better, but to think that we'll be blowing out Sparty and Utah is kind of laughable.

03/30/2015 - 8:27am Burbs

"Hey Pinocchio!! Where the hell do you think you're going??"

03/22/2015 - 10:21am B Kelly....

double post for Brian Kelly being twice the knob of any man...except Dantonio.

03/22/2015 - 10:20am B Kelly....

Granted, Brian Kelly turns purple and is way more of a knob, but let's just keep it in the back of our minds how much shit we gave his implosions. I'd rather have a psychotic nut job on the sidelines than a clapping seal, but let's try not to be too big of hypocrites.

03/17/2015 - 4:01pm That's great.....

"Welll......he may run 4.4 40s and hit like a man....but he needs to get a little more consistent with his technique  in practice before he gets to play....b/c we're playing for our seniors.....and he needs to practice well for our seniors.....because theyre all going to be great leaders and fathers...and he needs to be more consistent in his technique." - BH

03/17/2015 - 12:39pm Beating us in recruiting....

I'm pretty sure that UCLA being significantly better at football over the last few years at a higher ranked undergraduate institution and being in Westwood, CA might have played some roles in their recruiting victories.

03/12/2015 - 11:17am Grad program or burnt out....

I would wager a decent sum that he either a) got into a good grad program that would make football + academics impossible or b) he's just burnt out of football.

If one knows he's not going to be in the NFL, then (b) is certainly a possibility that we do not really recognize here.  College is a fun vacation (unless youre in STEM or a douche that unnecessarily studies waaaaaaay too much).  Nevertheless, with the demands of a sport, especially football, that whole thing can be incredibly demanding and take the fun out of the university.  I know we view playing football for UM as the coolest thing ever, but after 4 years of it, the "cool" factor could wear off and one might just want to be a student for a year.

03/11/2015 - 7:53pm Little Brother....

Considering that the concept was dug up and used only in a football context, I would say we are currently the 38 year old older brother getting whooped by his 28 year old younger brother, all while talking about how sweet we were back when the younger brother was hardly walking.

From an academic perspective, except for those few Wes Mantooth like fools in East Lansing who claim "We have a better veterinarian school....and things of that nature," nobody at MSU says they're a better all around university, so no.....theyre not little brother in an academic context.  They're just a similarly aged, significantly dumber brother that recognizes this fact.

03/11/2015 - 10:50am One of five....

Duplicate. My B.

03/11/2015 - 10:49am One of five....

Did you really just lump  this two year starter with a QB rating of 130 in with two true freshmen, one redshirt freshman, and a guy who has yet to look presentable in a game situation.

This guy will start if he comes.  The defense will be awesome and our OC is a run game monster.  They'll be looking for a really solid game manager, not a freshman, or even a junior with an inaccurate howitzer.

 

03/11/2015 - 10:43am Morris....

He needs to prove something before the program gives him any loyalty.  He sort of fell in with the Hoke fertilizing millenial attitude.  Yes, I know all of the players in college now are millenials....hell I'm one....but the attitude shown by tweets of "Multiple National Championships" (before even setting foot on campus) was not quashed by Hoke's "You've made it b/c this is Michigan and youre going to be a great father and leader someday" mantra.

Hopefully Harbaugh can create an edge in this kid that we haven't seen yet, bc damn he could be good.

03/05/2015 - 7:41am Come on guys / gals.....

There's either a tone of indifference or pleasure around this kid screwing up again. While rcmb probably gets a laugh every time a michigan kid screws up, it doesn't mean we should take pleasure in watching a young guy piss his life away.