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07/20/2018 - 1:00pm Seconded. AA Chop House is…

Seconded. AA Chop House is one of my favorite restaurants in Michigan. Outstanding spot for a special occasion.

09/18/2017 - 12:31pm Pretty sure the cutoff is 30%

Pretty sure the cutoff is 30% of the regular season. So 3 games and an injury you can redshirt, 4 games and an injury and you're out of luck. Black should get an extra year.

09/01/2017 - 3:22pm Meta question.. does Brian

Meta question.. does Brian usually do a Preview post for the first game of the season after all of these other preview posts? It doesn't seem like there was one last season, but that might have just been because Hawaii. After pumping out preview articles all week I'm sure he's absolutely exhausted, but those are some of my favorite analysis posts up there with UFR so I'm just curious.

Thanks Brian! GO BLUE.

08/28/2017 - 2:02pm Honestly think this is as

Honestly think this is as good as all-maize jerseys could look.

08/28/2017 - 1:01pm All I'm trying to say is that

All I'm trying to say is that our players like these jerseys, and obviously would like the fanbase to get excited about them too, and that it's got to kind of suck for them to see so much backlash both on sites like this (which they read) and on social media. And it goes beyond "Eh I don't like them but who cares, beat Florida!" and into more personal shots at just how stupid people think the team is going to look, what hilarious objects they'll look like wearing these jerseys, and even in the case of the creator of this site (who I love), implying that any Michigan player who does like the jerseys is operating at a lower mental capacity than the clearly superior fans who dislike them. It's crazy and I think it's unnecessary.

Everyone's entitled to their own opinions and everyone can obviously post them, but I have to wonder how many of these 'huge fans' shitting on the jerseys would tell a player to their face "lol you're gonna look like a fuckin banana" or "you like the jersey you're gonna wear? do you own a mirror?" and yet that's what players are reading.

This isn't an argument I thought I was going to get into when I posted that it sucks for players to see this kind of backlash against a fuckin uniform that they're excited to wear on Saturday, but apparently I hit a nerve and have made my point as well as I'm going to.

Who gives a shit, it's game week. Go Blue.

08/28/2017 - 12:06pm I'm sure the irony of telling

I'm sure the irony of telling me I'm not allowed to have my own opinion because it doesn't line up with yours, and accusing me of being in a safe space, isn't lost on you. No safe space, not a snowflake.. Just throwing it out there that I'm sure that plenty of players like the jerseys, and it sucks for them to go on social media or the biggest Michigan Football fan blog in the world and have their biggest fans telling them that they're gonna look stupid when they take the field Saturday. But apparently that's a pretty controversial opinion worthy of downvotes and no dissenting opinion other than "git out of your safe space, cuck!"

I'm not even saying I'm a fan of the jerseys in all honesty, I haven't seen them in enough detail to pass judgement. Kinda funny that saying "this response from the fanbase has to suck for the players who were excited about the jerseys" is so offensive to the hivemind though.

08/28/2017 - 12:05pm (No subject)

08/28/2017 - 11:36am Never said they're reading

Never said they're reading this blog to get fired up.

If you don't think players check sites like this to get a feel for the fanbase and read about stuff like the reception of the alternate uniforms that they're excited to wear on Saturday, you couldn't be more wrong. And there's obviously a difference between running out on the field in sweet new jerseys that no Wolverine has ever worn before and being excited about it, and having that excitement dampened because you read that the diehard fans think you look stupid. All I'm saying. Even Brian is publicly bashing them on twitter saying that "no player who owns a mirror" can possibly think they look good, when I'm sure quite a few players really like them.

I think they'll be just fine, far from the worst alternates that have been worn in the last decade, and I think fans will be pleasantly surprised when they see them on TV on Saturday instead of a terrible photo taken from across the street with a polaroid camera.

08/28/2017 - 11:16am You know what's going to get

You know what's going to get the team super fired up for Saturday is reading their own fans shitting on their uniforms that I'm sure they're pretty excited about wearing on the #1 Michigan football blog on the internet which lots of players read.

C'mon guys, it's a blurry, shitty picture of maize jerseys! Can we get over ourselves long enough to at least see them in action in high definition before talking shit about them?

Willing to bet that when we see them in action most people saying the sky is falling in this thread end up thinking they're not bad.

08/28/2017 - 9:26am Awesome stuff man.Can it be

Awesome stuff man.

Can it be Thursday yet? I'm not greedy, don't want to fast forward to Saturday because I know once it starts this season will be over in the blink of an eye, but I'd really like to get to Thursday so I can watch quality football for five straight days.

08/22/2017 - 4:57pm I went to the first one at

I went to the first one at Ashley's and loved it. Missed last year's because it was on a Thursday and I had to worry about working the next day. I don't think I'm gonna make the same mistake this year.

No need to register or anything?

08/11/2017 - 9:21am But you don't have access to

But you don't have access to Scout's premium information. You can post on their message boards with your 247 account as if it were a free Scout account.

The question that OP had was that apparently Scout paid members have access to all of 247's premium content, but 247's paid members don't have access to any of Scout's premium content. Which is the case for me.

07/28/2017 - 3:42pm Great stuff, thanks WD.

Great stuff, thanks WD.

07/20/2017 - 7:50pm Resigned*I'm sure we'll find

Resigned*

I'm sure we'll find out soon enough what happaned.

 

Edit: That was fast.

 

07/19/2017 - 12:01pm I was backer #171 out of

I was backer #171 out of 3,100, live in SE Michigan, haven't received it yet. A little disappointing as they made it seem like it'd be here last week and they had upgraded the shipping but hopefully it's here by the weekend.

06/05/2017 - 4:17pm I don't disagree. When you're

I don't disagree. When you're trying to break the story that "the three players that have been rumored to be under investigation for four months have finally been charged, but I can't put names out until I have it completely verified or I'll lose my job", he did about as well as he could with the twitter character limit. But I was confused when I first read it too.

06/05/2017 - 4:14pm Willing to bet names will be

Willing to bet names will be out any minute. 

05/30/2017 - 12:29pm Valid point. Based on what we

Valid point. Based on what we know now, the only investigation that's been completed thus far is the Title IX investigation, which found that the three players were in violation of university policy. One would assume that if that investigation was enough to not bring Blackwell back, it's probably not a great sign for the players involved.

05/30/2017 - 12:27pm Interesting point. I know the

Interesting point. I know the Title IX investigation was completed and found that the 3 accused players violated university policy, but I didn't see anything about Blackwell. One would think that if this move is based on the findings from that investigation, which we know that the players were also found to be in violation of university policy, and was enough to fire/release/not renew Blackwell, that doesn't bode well for the players involved.

05/30/2017 - 11:47am Not that I disagree with you

Not that I disagree with you or know more than anyone else, but if this is the case, why would they have been extending his contract for a month at a time since March?

05/30/2017 - 11:44am What you're saying makes

What you're saying makes sense to me, but there's a reason they've extended his contract a month at a time for multiple months in a row as the investigation was ongoing, and there's also got to be a reason they've decided that this time they're not going to extend it another month. Either the investigation is coming to an end and they have enough facts to feel good about letting him go, or something else has changed.

05/30/2017 - 11:41am This is the interesting part.

This is the interesting part. The investigation has obviously been going on since January, and MSU has extended Blackwell's contract twice (for a month each) throughout the investigation. Probably having to do with not being able to fire a coach while he's under investigation or something.

So the fact that they've now decided not to renew him again for another month might actually have something to do with the investigation coming to a close, and MSU feeling like they have enough reason to not renew his contract. I guess time will tell.

02/05/2017 - 12:47pm Sucks for Scout, but if Webb

Sucks for Scout, but if Webb makes the transition, him and Lorenz will make Michigan's 247 site the best recruiting resource in the country.

01/20/2017 - 9:57am The people who seem the most

Double post..

01/20/2017 - 9:57am The people who seem the most

The people who seem the most "in the know" would seem to be implying that that's too small.

Some of what I've read is that it will benefit all Michigan student athletes, not just football. And that guessing what exotic location spring practice would be held at is "thinking too small."

I honestly have no idea. Potentially a U of M training facility that's available for use by all student athletes in some cool part of the country/world?

Although I don't know how yesterday's news of the NCAA attempting to handicap trips for football players would affect this plan..

01/20/2017 - 9:49am I assumed it was about the

I assumed it was about the rumored announcement of what this year's spring practice stuff was all about. Tons of smoke around it making a huge splash and turning a lot of NCAA heads, most sources have said we'd find out about it today.

12/21/2016 - 12:35pm Good stuff.

Good stuff.

09/07/2016 - 4:00pm Stop spamming in every

Stop spamming in every comment section. You made a dumb joke by editing a Wikipedia page, great job.

09/06/2016 - 12:23pm Thanks for the correction.

Thanks for the correction. Kind of surprising that a flagrant PF ejection with under a minute left in the game could ultimately result in zero plays lost for the offending player, though.Is there anything else that results in an automatic suspension other than targeting? Punch thrown, etc? Or is everything but targeting ultimately up to the school/conference's discretion?

09/06/2016 - 12:10pm Yeah that was one of the

Yeah that was one of the worst parts of the whole thing. If you want to hand down a slap on the wrist, do it and own it and hope the story blows over in a day or two. But to call it an accident and imply that he thought the play was live is just stupid. And if you really believe that, why suspend him at all?

On top of that, since Boutte was ejected in the second half of the game, wasn't he by rule automatically suspended for the first half of next week? Which means that the punishment that was actually handed down by LSU was a suspension for one half of one game against Jacksonville State? Ridiculous.

02/16/2016 - 1:21pm Dual-Threat. Not Defensive

Dual-Threat. Not Defensive Tackle.

01/29/2016 - 1:39pm Email sent! Thank you very

Email sent! Thank you very much :)

01/29/2016 - 10:15am Thanks for everything, Jim.

Thanks for everything, Jim.

01/29/2016 - 10:13am MGoBlog Related: Ufer

MGoBlog Related: Ufer Fielding Robinson Cook (UFR for short?)

Football Name: Desmond Robinson Cook

I work in Ann Arbor and will be available to pick up today and attend on Wednesday. I only need one ticket as well, if you want to give one to someone else. Or I'm sure I can find a +1.

12/22/2015 - 3:44pm Very interesting, thanks for

Very interesting, thanks for extending this to 100's as well. Definitely not quite as consistent as 101+, but seems like quite a few of them have solid college careers and are drafted in early rounds.

It would appear at the very highest ratings (let's say 100 or higher) that a successful college career and being drafted into the NFL is very likely.

Recruiting rankings obviously aren't always indicative of how a player will perform in college, but there's definitely an upper-echelon where you can be very confident that they'll be a star.

12/22/2015 - 2:25pm Composite vs. 247 Score

99.92 was actually his composite score. 247 rated him 100, just under the 'Franchise Player' level.

100's are a lot more common than anything over 100, however. There were three 100's in the class of 2015, and five 99's. The true test, at least so far, appears to be players who can break the scale and end up rated over 100.

09/19/2015 - 2:40pm I'm not talking about the

I'm not talking about the Akrons and Air Forces, where we were actually in danger of losing. I'm talking about a game that was literally never in doubt but just doesn't feel good at all.

09/19/2015 - 2:36pm Wow, some competent QB play

Wow, some competent QB play in this game. Didn't expect it to come from UNLV. This is the worst easy win I've ever watched.

09/19/2015 - 2:35pm Wow, some competent QB play

Wow, some competent QB play in this game. Didn't expect it to come from UNLV. This is the worst easy win I've ever watched.

09/19/2015 - 1:02pm I don't doubt that for a

I don't doubt that for a second. But man things have been really ugly for Rudock these first 2.5 games. Hopefully he settles into what we all thought he would be -- a careful, game leader who takes care of the ball. This could be a special year if we just get average quarterback play.

09/19/2015 - 12:57pm Is it outrageous to say that

Is it outrageous to say that the QB play so far has been worse than last year? Gardner was bad but he also had Hackenberg-like levels of protection. Rudock typically has plenty of time and just makes awful, awful throws. How much worse could Morris be? Or Malzone? Or Speight?

Really disheartening that the QB play is what's holding this team back so far.

09/16/2015 - 4:26pm I like this concept a lot,

I like this concept a lot, but the six "TBA"s kind of take away from it for me. Maybe if we don't know the time, just leave it with the date only?

That's the only constructive criticism I have. I love it otherwise.

09/11/2015 - 4:20pm Ah, bummer. I'll owe ya one

Ah, bummer. I'll owe ya one then.

Enjoy the game, wherever you're watching. And Go Blue!

09/11/2015 - 4:06pm Oh I'm sorry, on a day where

Oh I'm sorry, on a day where the board has seen posts about parking at a San Diego Chargers game, how much some old track shoes went for in an auction, and a tennis match, THIS is where you draw the line.

Let me know where you're tailgating tomorrow and I'll grab you a beer for your troubles.

09/04/2015 - 2:24pm This part lost me

This part lost me:

Michigan had an opportunity to go for two after scoring to draw within a touchdown.

We scored one touchdown when down 17-3, and kicked the extra point to pull to within a touchdown. We scored our last touchdown when down 24-10, and kicked the extra point to pull within a touchdown. What am I missing?

09/02/2015 - 9:17am This is also my guess. We'll know a LOT more in about 36 hours.

This is also my guess. We'll know a LOT more in about 36 hours.

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08/28/2015 - 9:19am A couple of color photos from the '76 Orange Bowl

Since for whatever reason all of the photos at the link provided are in black and white..

06/26/2015 - 5:31pm 8-4

I've got them at 8-4. I think they win one of Utah/PSU, and if they get better as the season goes on they might even upset one of MSU/OSU. But they might drop a surprising one early on as they're learning to gel under Harbaugh. 8-4 is a good mix of fair and optimistic for me.

06/24/2015 - 2:47pm Not what we want to hear, but..
06/24/2015 - 2:43pm 2016 Farmington Hills