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08/23/2017 - 8:29pm (No subject)

03/14/2017 - 5:09pm I would be surprised if MSU

I would be surprised if MSU had any say over which police force had jurisdiction to investigate this matter. My understanding from presentations given by Michigan's campus police force is that the university does not create or control the force. Instead, it's a division of the state police with jurisdiction over the campus. 

02/19/2016 - 9:22pm Having a Deschutes Fresh

Having a Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA 

02/11/2016 - 8:33pm Not Surprising

The NFL gives people with mediocre records second chances all the time. Maybe he'll do better this time around. 

02/09/2016 - 9:51am I can think of a few others...

Peterson, Fournette, and Clowney immediately come to mind 

11/13/2015 - 9:28am Happy Friday!

My weekend plans...

09/30/2015 - 10:56am The Opinion

08/02/2015 - 1:12pm These types of articles were

These types of articles were prevelant during both the Hoke and Rodriguez transitions so I wouldn't put too much stock in it. I think they are just an easy way to fill space.

07/31/2015 - 5:30pm I Hope They Can Resign Cespedes

But even if they don't it's ok. The Tigers have shown that they can go out and get hitters. Pitching is where they need as many bodies as possible so to that end I think these are all good moves.

05/18/2015 - 8:38pm (No subject)

05/06/2015 - 12:30pm The musical theater

The musical theater department actually sings this version of the song fairly regularly. I'm sure if you hunt around on youtube you'll be able to find it again. 

01/28/2015 - 7:40pm I'm going to have to disagree

I'm going to have to disagree a bit on the GSI point. In my experience the large courses taugh by GSIs were limited to the first few semesters but once I got into upperclass work I was in smaller classes taught by professors. Even in the larger courses the professors made themselves available to people who took the initiative to go and talk to them.

Also I sometimes found the GSIs more interesting and helpful than the professors anyway.

01/05/2015 - 12:57pm In a perfect world I would

In a perfect world I would prefer Nike but I don't think you can leave several million dollars on the table. We all want to keep advertising out of the stadium and see ticket prices go down but somewhere Michigan is going to have to make up the money.

01/03/2015 - 10:19pm I'm fairly sure that once he

I'm fairly sure that once he enrolls he is subject to all of the standard transfer rules

01/02/2015 - 6:02pm Blackmail

Ferentz must have some Fred Jackson level dirt on somebody in the Iowa athletic department. 

12/31/2014 - 6:22pm Wow

This is pretty stunning given how much Buffalo exceeded expectations this year. I've got to to think he's got another job lined up. If that's the case I've got to think he'll at least try to hold on to some of his assistants so we'll probably still have to offer Wheatley some sort of title bump in order to get him.

12/30/2014 - 10:50am Totally agree

All of this negativity is going to take years off your life folks.

12/30/2014 - 10:48am Wow

I have never seen so many people so pissed off after getting what they want. Come on guys, we got our guy! Who cares what the NFL people say? A bunch of people complaining on a message board isn't going to change anybody's behavior. They were wrong, let's just move on.

12/20/2014 - 7:56pm Oh Yeah!

12/13/2014 - 9:22pm Bells Winter White

As far as I'm concerned it's the best thing about winter

12/13/2014 - 4:48pm It seems like the only real

It seems like the only real question is whether or not Mariotta will break the record for first place votes.

12/13/2014 - 4:46pm Houston

I heard somewhere that they were going after him pretty hard. Sort of makes sense given his ties to Texas.

12/12/2014 - 7:21am Well I'll be studying all weekend

But I'll be thinking of beaches.


12/10/2014 - 9:18am Yeah I'm sure the Notre Dame

Yeah I'm sure the Notre Dame and Northwestern grads have no reason to have an axe to grind against Michigan.

12/08/2014 - 5:07pm Or

He wants a new challenge/wants more money/is sick of OU fans complaining about him...I'm not saying I think it's likely to happen but his resume is better than all 3 of those guys so I don't think "he's scared" is the only reason he would leave.

12/08/2014 - 4:26pm Bob Stoops

If those rumors are real I would consider him just as good a candidate as Harbaugh.

12/06/2014 - 7:47pm He beat Alabama in the Sugar

He beat Alabama in the Sugar Bowl less than a year ago

12/06/2014 - 5:57pm Assuming for sake of argument

Assuming for sake of argument that this is true 9 million has got to be salary + buyout. 9 million is more than any coach, NFL or College makes.

12/02/2014 - 9:41am Possibly

Though I would really like to avoid a situation like what happened at Nebraska where players lashed out partly because they heard the info second hand

12/02/2014 - 9:33am I believe Hoke meets with the

I believe Hoke meets with the team at 3:00. I bet we don't hear anything until then.

11/30/2014 - 1:46pm Florida is one of the best

Florida is one of the best jobs in college football. A coach would be crazy not to seriously consider the job if offered.

11/30/2014 - 1:42pm There have been a few

There have been a few articles suggesting he might like to find a new job. Personally I wouldn't be surprised if it's just his agent spreading rumors in order to get more money out of Oklahoma.

11/29/2014 - 5:51pm I think that depends on what you mean by "average"

I would imagine most people who follow any given college or pro team closely know the name of the GM or AD given the influence that person has over the team.


11/23/2014 - 12:27am What Articles Call Him That?

Besides official press releases? Nobody actually calles him by the full title, just like nobody calls Jim Hacket the Donald R. Sheppard Director of Athletics and nobody calls Pat Fitzgerald the Donald and Susan Jones Family Head Football Coach and nobody calls David Shaw the Bradford M. Freeman Director of Football.

The Athletic Department gets 10 million extra dollars they can use to pay Harbaugh or Mullen or whoever else they might be able to hire and in exchange the press releases get a little longer. In what world is this a bad thing?

11/23/2014 - 12:04am It's amazing how mugh these

It's amazing how mugh these folks have been demonized for having the audacity to agree to help pay the coach's salary.

11/23/2014 - 12:01am Team Numbers

A number of other teams have begun doing this as well, so I don't think the practice going anywhere anytime soon

11/17/2014 - 2:40pm Very Cool

Hopefully this is just the start of a lot of basketball to be played in this stadium (hint: Pistons)

11/16/2014 - 9:40pm (No subject)

11/16/2014 - 12:46pm Maybe That was the Deciding Factor

But the fact that the talks got as far as they did shows that they're at least willing to consider the possibility. Maybe Cleveland wasn't the right fit but someone who has totally ruled out the idea of moving across the country doesn't enter into negotations with an out of town employer.

11/16/2014 - 12:36pm The fact that Harbaugh almost

The fact that Harbaugh almost became Cleveland's coach last year suggests his wife's desire to stay in the Bay area doesn't completely rule out the possibility of them leaving.

11/16/2014 - 11:50am Ah I totally missed that


11/16/2014 - 11:35am I'm Not So Sure About That

Florida is in more fertile recruiting territory but Michigan has equally good (possibly better) facilities, can pay just as much, will get the same amount of national exposure and plays a consistently easier schedule.

11/16/2014 - 11:14am One More Time for Nostalgia's Sake

11/15/2014 - 7:06pm His teams have underperformed

His teams have underperformed for the last several years. If he wasn't fired then he probably won't be fired now.

11/14/2014 - 7:54pm Urban Meyer makes $4.6

Urban Meyer makes $4.6 million. Mark Dantonio makes $3.6 million. You don't have to pay $7 million in order to get a good coach.

11/14/2014 - 7:41pm Agreed

It's not realistic to think that any college is going to win a bidding war with an NFL team. The top coaches in college could probably all make more money in the NFL, they coach in college because they want to. If Jim, John, or anybody else wants to be a college coach they and their agents are both smart enough to know it will mean taking a bit of a paycut.

If the goal is making the most money possible, the NFL will always win.

11/14/2014 - 7:36pm Michigan would probably have

Michigan would probably have to make some sort of path of least resistance argument. It's probably easier to make the playoff in a weak Big Ten where you've got a couple of tough games per year than in the loaded SEC.

11/14/2014 - 7:33pm Interesting

I think that type of contract is insane for anybody, but I'm curious about your response. Why would you commit more money to either Harbaugh than Stoops? Stoops has had more success over the course of his career than Jim and probably John as well (unless you count the Suber Bowl win as trumping college success, which is fair).

10/09/2014 - 1:41pm Not off the top of my head

Not off the top of my head but this article from a few years ago says Ruters, Michigan State, and Texas Tech have all indicated they are willing to do so

10/09/2014 - 1:24pm Endowment

I really don't understand why people are so opposed to endowing the coach and AD positions. It is very common pracrtice in collegate athletics. Stanford, Northwestern, Harvard, and many others have endowed head coaching positions. This is a revenue source that has nothing to do with ticket prices/concessions/advertising, which I think we all should appreciate.

This is a serious question, I'm not just being contrarian.