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05/27/2018 - 4:01pm Funny Bob Stitt tweet

I live in Montana where he was fired after three seasons. He tweeted out this week:

“We closed on our home in Missoula yesterday. I’d like to thank all the helpful people that placed “For Sale” signs in our yard the past 3 years, since we sold it without having to list it!”

05/22/2018 - 5:37pm I agree

Living in Montana now and the last time I went to a game was back in 2006. I miss the walk up to the Stadium, Band take the field, etc. also, no piped in music, and Howard King saying “Good afternoon, and welcome to the University of Michigan football stadium...”

05/21/2018 - 2:23pm It is a great place

Lots of restaurants, things to do (minor league baseball, etc). Close to Blue Ridge Mountains and a few hours from the beach. Mild winters. It is a mix though of diversity and youth (Michelin and BMW are there) and Old School South (“Lee surrendered, I didn’t”).

05/21/2018 - 1:09pm Moved to Montana...

The Last Best Place.

05/21/2018 - 12:03pm There is also a urologist named Woody Long

I kid you not, in Greenville, SC where I used to live.

04/25/2018 - 12:09pm Glacier National Park

I live 30 minutes away from it and it is awesome. Love some of the other, but I have this in my backyard.

04/21/2018 - 3:32pm But the depth still isn’t what it used to be

Osborne had a legendary walk-on program and keeping Kids from around Nebraska and Kansas wasn’t a major issue. They have always gone west especially for skill positions, but have had less success there since USC and Stanford surged. Plus, Osborne’s success was in a different era, much like Bo and Harbaugh. Frost is a good coach, like Harbaugh is. But the fans can’t just believe it’s as easy as returning to the good old days.

04/21/2018 - 2:09pm Nebraska recruiting

When they were at their best they were in the Big 12 and drawing a lot of kids from Texas as well as the Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa and Oklahoma area. They have lost some of that Big 12 footprint in recruiting. They still have the name, but they will have to recruit better than top to bottom to get the depth they once had.

04/13/2018 - 10:10am Three Wolverines on Winnipeg...

Go Jets!!!

04/09/2018 - 4:13pm Montana

Lived here 11 years and will never move. Big sky country is awesome.

But if you are thinking about moving here, we are full. North Dakota is nice.

03/31/2018 - 8:32pm Team win

Even with how bad he played, Simpson played good defense during that run. Simmons hit a big 3. We are in the finals and have played only one good offensive game out of 5 in the tournament. Let’s get a Texas A & M effort on Monday night and cut some nets.

03/31/2018 - 6:51pm MAAR needs to get going

That will open up Wagner even more.

03/31/2018 - 3:56pm I want a game with Ole Miss

Give them Rutgers-type treatment, except don’t let up when the score is 78-0.

03/25/2018 - 12:03am Anyone catch...

In the post game Coach B saying Yaklich knows Loyola. I think that will be important that our DC has faced Loyola before.

03/24/2018 - 11:46pm If you watch the replay...

His assistant coach is making a don’t foul motion while the player looks over. By the time Robinson dribbles away it is too late. Foul should have been instantly and once it wasn’t it was over

03/24/2018 - 9:43pm Keep it within a couple points and..

We will make halftime adjustments

03/24/2018 - 9:18pm That’s a bunch of crap.

Someone grabs your arm and you shake it free and they get free throws and the ball

03/19/2018 - 5:46pm Gonzaga will be represented

I live out here in the Northwest and because there aren’t many traditionally good basketball schools out here, Gonzaga is kind of like the adopted school for fans, not just alums. Same goes with Boise State in football. A small, basketball version of Notre Dame or the Green Bay Packers here in the northwest.

03/18/2018 - 6:44pm I am as happy as anyone that State lost...

But I do think Delaney’s decision on the BTT has screwed the league this year. MSU did not play well this week vs Bucknell or Syracuse, while Syracuse was in a rhythm having played 3 games this week after finishing last week. Plus OSU got down 15-0 to Gonzaga and didn’t look good in their opener. And we didn’t play our best this week.

03/18/2018 - 1:18pm OT, but last one turn out the lights at Pitt

Pittsburgh’s basketball team has now lost 9 transfers after they fired their coach following an 0-16 conference record. They also lost two recruits so they have only two players returning - who scored a total of 27 points this year. They are going to be the Texas State Fighting Armadillos of Basketball next year.

03/17/2018 - 1:53am Micic beat DeSanto...

Micic best DeSanto who tried something dirty. Can’t embed but here’s a link to Micic afterwards. Love his response at around the 50 second mark

03/15/2018 - 11:54pm Always thought that rule sucked.

If the refs stop the game for clock or some other error, they should add 5 seconds to the shot clock. If you are already in your offense and then have to in bound it takes you out of your flow.

03/12/2018 - 1:14pm I live out here in Montana...

This is a favorable matchup for us.  Their bigs will have problems with the way we spread the floor.  They do play aggressive defense though.  In their conference tourney championship they shut down Eastern Washington on 18 of 19 possessions during a stretch in the second half.  Z will need to shut down their PG and if we avoid foul trouble and we should be fine.

03/12/2018 - 12:21am Montana

I live out here in Montana and that is not a bad matchup for us. They’re strengths are things we can defend. They do have a pretty good defense. As long as we are not too rusty though we should be able to score points on them with the way we spread the floor. They have a couple bigs who won’t be able to hang with Moe and our pick and roll should work well.

03/12/2018 - 12:17am MSU in Detroit is fine.

Just like us getting a better bowl game in football. They have name recognition in Izzo. It isn’t going to matter much. They are good enough that the first two games were not going to be a problem IMO. If they make it to the elite 8 they may have to face Kansas in Omaha, a definite KU advantage.

03/11/2018 - 2:59pm Let them love MSU...

It makes it that much better when they get knocked out.

02/25/2018 - 3:48pm OT but since there is no BB open thread...

I just saw Houston is beating ECU 62-13 at halftime. I guess if you are the ECU coach you can always say we have the ability to make the biggest comeback in NCAA history in the locker room.

02/24/2018 - 5:55pm The NCAA shouldn’t do anything yet...

Since it is just a Yahoo Sports Story. They can’t just go and sit people based on a leak. However, 300 hours of tape conversations and other information that the FBI has will come out at some point. Maybe the FBI leaks are to give the NCAA a heads up that future heads are gonna roll.

02/24/2018 - 10:28am Only if Tarentinondid it.

Like Hitler in Inglorious Basterds.

02/20/2018 - 1:28pm Maybe McElwain...

Maybe McElwain was not hired for recruitng prowess but for the specific purpose of improving WR play this year and game planning.  Figuring if it works out he will be gone in a year, then go after a recrutier.  If he can improve WR play and help with game planning, then maybe that is good enough short term.  

02/17/2018 - 4:18pm Total collapse by NW but...

The refs did State a favor in the second half by putting away their whistles every time NW drove to the hoop. State then kept the defensive pressure up and NW couldn’t handle it.

02/08/2018 - 12:39pm Showing my age, but...

Franz Klammer in the 1976 Austria Olympic Downhill.  Guy was flying and out of control half the time but won gold.  

I have the usual USA ones, like Miracle on ice, but this one was awesome.

02/07/2018 - 11:26am Anyone saying Penn State...

Anyone saying Penn State has greatly outperformed us should look at the record.  They are 29-11 the last three years and we are 28-11.  We are 2-1 against them over this stretch.  They won the Big Ten Championship in 2016, but just one play would have kept them out of it (either us vs OSU or if they hadn't blocked that kick against OSU).  

02/06/2018 - 8:53pm This is just a bad shooting team.

They have some good athletes and play better defense and rebound better than past JB teams, but sometimes you just can’t make bad shooters good.

01/27/2018 - 1:42pm Full circle

As a history teacher, I talk to my students about how we have come full circle. 100+ years ago we have the Sears and Roebuck catalog which them was replaced by the Malls and then the box stores and now we move to Amazon, which is no more that an electronic version of the Sears Catalog which was used by pioneers and homesteaders to buy everything they couldn’t get at their nearest town’s general store.

01/17/2018 - 7:22pm Our last three games...

Show that we have the ability to make it to the Final Four (beat State and almost Purdue) OR lose the opening round (nearly lost the Maryland game)

01/11/2018 - 10:43am Ricky Foggie too


01/09/2018 - 11:41pm If you are going to use replay...

To supposedly make sure you get the call right, then they should be able to use it to call a foul one the Purdue guy for slapping Matthews.

01/09/2018 - 11:46am I know some that do...

that is why I said it.  The ones that I know think "what if?"

12/14/2017 - 10:43am I just want to know if it will affect my MGoBlog

If it does, then damn you net neutrality!!!

12/08/2017 - 9:09pm Would love to bring back Soup

Bring back Erik Campbell as WR coach. He coaches some very good WR for us in the 90s and then later at Iowa. I think he was at Delaware.last I remember.

12/07/2017 - 8:41pm But we didn’t have athletes skipping...

Bowl games under the BCS. Now it is becoming an option. Some of these bowl games are not that attractive as it is, and if you take out some of the best players they may further lack luster.

12/03/2017 - 3:34pm Too subjective on so many levels.

Even in non P5 conferences. Fresno State had to play at Boise for their Championship game yesterday despite having the same conference record and beating Boise head to head. Plus, Fresno’s two out of conference losses were against Alabama and Washington, while Boise lost to Wash St and Virginia. Boise is that conference’s Ohio State though, so they got to host because of CFB rankings.

12/02/2017 - 9:09pm Wisconsin is like...

Undefeated Iowa a couple of years ago. Unbeaten but State was still favored and beat them.

12/01/2017 - 8:46pm I love that quick pitch

It is like handing it off but gives the running back more time to decide which hole to hit.

12/01/2017 - 8:43pm Think that is a fumble

Come back from break to a review maybe???

11/25/2017 - 6:47pm The defense didn’t lose us this game.

Yes, they had breakdowns, but we had two chances to take the lead under 6 to go.

11/25/2017 - 4:07pm Ball never touched the ground

He lost control of it after the hit but he was on his back and the ball never touched the ground IIRC

11/25/2017 - 4:04pm Defense gave us a chance...

Two times in the last six minutes we got the ball with a chance to take the lead.

11/25/2017 - 3:36pm I am not one to criticize players very often, but...

JOK is so fucking bad.