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09/18/2018 - 5:53pm If you would pay to watch D3…

If you would pay to watch D3 players play for Michigan then let M go D3.  No loss of your revenue.  Or is a D3 player oon scholarship more attractive just because he is on scholarship?

09/18/2018 - 5:44pm Paying them for their…

Paying them for their likeness brings back the bagmen.  "Hey kid, come play for SEC State & Big John's Carstop will pay you $10,000 for a 30 second commercial.  Dante's Strip Club will pay $20,000 on top of that."

If Wisconsin drops sports it would have a minimal effect on the bottom line.  $150M less coming in, $150M less paid out.  Just fewer employees.

05/30/2018 - 4:53pm Doesn't matter.

If schools paid 100% of football revenue to football players and likewise all other revenue sports, demoting all other sports to self funded club teams, bagmen would still be the deciding factor.  No poor kid is going to turn down an extra 10 or 20 grand.  As long as the NCAA ignores them bagmen will make payments.

Loosen up on "insignificant" rules like considering a hamburger a violation though.

05/30/2018 - 4:52pm Duplicate post.


05/27/2018 - 5:05pm Seems to me

Seems to me that PWO interior linemen have the best chance, along with fullbacks, for college success. 

05/25/2018 - 4:46pm Detroit City Forever

Great experience.

04/23/2018 - 10:22pm Can anyone explain

I have never understood why Michigan is such a poor developer of high school talent.  I understand being behind the southeast but why are Ohio and Pennsylvania so far ahead?  Is it that the MHSAA is so restrictive?

04/19/2018 - 2:59pm What's holding it up

Is that the NCAA is trying to figure out how to make all of the Ol' Miss players eligible except Shea.

04/17/2018 - 6:09pm As mentioned elsewhere

Getting rid of kickoffs means getting rid of onside kicks.  But the result is that if you go down by more than one score with less than five minutes left the game is virtually over.  If you take a couple of minutes to score, the other team gets the ball 100% of the time to run the clock out.

04/03/2018 - 7:39pm Did the NCAA ask

The same questions about the other players.  If not, they may be looking for a reason to make all but Patterson eligible.

12/13/2017 - 10:17am I think it was OK for an on

I think it was OK for an on field coach, just not a position like analyst.  

12/13/2017 - 10:15am If he goes to an SEC school

Paul Finebaum will be OK with it.

If he goes elsewhere Finebaum will be outraged.

11/28/2017 - 11:53am Everywhere

I don't think refs call holding on the line anymore, no matter what.  Every fan base is screaming about getting held.  I saw a Nebraska post on it, Miami is complaining, etc.  I believe that the conference, known for its defense, is deliberately trying to improve the offensive stats, which get attention, and not calling holding unless they have to.  Even here, there are comments about missed calls against OSU.  Everyone gets held and everyone holds (murders?).

11/20/2017 - 4:30pm JH is just like Bo

If you can't get five yards between the tackles when the defence has nine men in the box and knows you are running betwen the tackles, you don't deserve to win.

11/19/2017 - 9:30am Just like Ped State last year

Except they had everyone back from a B1G championship team.  How did that work out for them this year?

11/19/2017 - 8:18am Don't play MAC schools

Play Towson, or Mercer, or Chattenuga Southern, or The Citadel, or another Southern Conference team.  We can pay the same as the SEC.  They apparently don't have conference games scheduled specifically so the can play a money game.

11/19/2017 - 8:01am Should haxe been called back.

The dummy receiver is signalling for a fair catch.  That nullifies any return by anyone unless the ball hit the ground.

Watch videos of other teams doing the same play. Nobody else calls for fair catch


10/26/2017 - 4:29pm Agree

I agree with the base plays concept.  Fritz Crisler would often spend an entire practice on one play, run over and over until it was perfect.

Regarding play action on 4th down, the famous Wangler to Carter TD pass on the last play of the game to break the tie against Indiana was a play action pass.  When asked about it Wangler replied that every pass play in the book was a play action.  Bo didn't believe in just dropping back and passing.

10/26/2017 - 3:37pm And

And a rookie QB

10/18/2017 - 9:06pm Kickoffs used to be from the 40.

Changed to the 35 about 30-35 years ago.  They changed it because there were too many touchbacks and they wanted to get more returns.

10/08/2017 - 5:55pm "If" is the biggest word in

"If" is the biggest word in the loser's dictionary, regardless of the sport.

10/08/2017 - 9:48am Not hopefull

If you can't beat MSU you don't have much chance against PSU, OSU orWisconsin, and Minnesota, Indiana and Maryland are tossups.  Thank God for Rutgersn.


10/08/2017 - 9:46am Nott hopefull



10/08/2017 - 9:44am Nott hopefull



10/05/2017 - 3:34pm "Spartans, what is your

"Spartans, what is your profession?"


"Wolverines, what is your profession?"

          " Doctors, laywers, captains of industry and finance."


09/27/2017 - 1:55pm Keep getting luck with coaches

Joe Paterno was Canhams first choice to replace Bump Elliot.  "Settled" for Bo when Paterno turned him down.


Edit: Didn't see that this was covered below.

09/08/2017 - 3:18pm When substitutions were

When substitutions were limited by the 1946 rule

The 1946 rule permitted free and unlimited substitution whenever the clock was dead for any reason. It also put a limit on time-outs. The recently adopted new rule permits unlimited substitution with one restriction: a team must sacrifice a time-out when it sends in a platoon during the progress of a period when the clock is running. 

Punting teams used to take a deliberate delay of game to put their full kicking team in. .  Clock stopped for the penaly and the teams brought in their  kicker, long snappper and usualy a couple of smaller, faster linemen.

08/29/2017 - 4:11pm Nicest guy in the world.

Not mean enough to be a football player, but he had the talent.  A leader and all-around good guy.

08/29/2017 - 1:05pm Don't remember which

One of the bowl games while DB was the AD had Michigan as the home team.  DB opted to wear white jerseys so that they could sell another alternate jersey.  I want to say it was against S Carolina, but I am not sure.

08/29/2017 - 11:44am Do they take a vote?

Does the AD show the team a few alternates during spring practice and aske which they want to wear as their alternate that year.  If not, then it is not for the players.

08/29/2017 - 11:29am Recruits love them.

So a kid is going to come to Michigan because he likes the all maize uniform that Michigan is literally NEVER going to wear again.  They have never worn the same alternate uniform twice.

08/28/2017 - 6:33pm Nothing says tough football

Nothing says tough football like all yellow.


08/28/2017 - 6:29pm There you go!

Michigan should wear all blac uniforms.  The helmets couls be matte black witk shiny black wongs. The recruits would love them.


08/28/2017 - 4:20pm Florida wears all blue a lot.

Florida wears all blue a lot.  And they have worn white helmets in the past.  This isjust a brighter shade of blue than they normally wear.

08/28/2017 - 4:16pm You don't have to wear a

You don't have to wear a yellow jersey in a game to sell yellow jerseys.  Those who like them will buy them for the maize out anyway.


08/28/2017 - 3:31pm Stay Classy, unlike these

Stay Classy, unlike these uniforms.

08/28/2017 - 3:28pm Minions


08/27/2017 - 9:01pm If RichRod had done it

If RichRod had done it everyone on this board would have called for him to be fired.

08/27/2017 - 8:55pm Michigan has worn yellow jerseys before.

Against Navy on November 10, 1928.  Navy's uniforms and Michigan's uniforms were identical, except for two stripes on Navy's socks.  It was said that they looked like canaries.  After a 6-6 tie they never wore yellow jerseys again.

08/27/2017 - 8:39pm "M" go maize! 

"M" go maize! "

08/27/2017 - 8:32pm When the opponent wears white

We can wear these at home too.


08/27/2017 - 2:52pm The mighty fighting canaries.

The mighty fighting canaries.

08/26/2017 - 9:05am So was I.

In fact I think I still have the newspaper supplement about the sesquicentennial somewhere.

08/03/2017 - 11:40am Willie Heston

Willie Heston did play in the first Rose Bowl.  He played for Michigan from 1901 to 1904.  In the first Rose Bowl he rushed for 170 yards on 18 carries.  Nobody rushed for more until 1960.  Part of the reason that Stanford felt so confident was that Michigan had Heston, who had only played at San Jose State and couldn't be that good.  Yost met Heston when he was coaching at Stanford and coached SJS for two weeks on the side.  Heston graduated from SJS with a teaching degree but when Yost got to Michigan he sent a letter inviting Heston to come to Michigan and play.  Willie did and enrolled in law school.  Eligibility rules were laxer then.


07/17/2017 - 6:22pm He is

He was the fourth rated high hurdler in the country in high school.  That's why he wasn't rated higher in football.  He was runnung track around the country in the summer instead of going to camps.

05/28/2017 - 8:32pm Chesson also ran sprints.

Chesson won the state 100 and 300 hurdles and was second in the 110 hurdles by .01 second.

05/28/2017 - 8:20pm In place of Ferry Field

The new facility, indoor and outdoor, is being built south of the golf course, near the women's gymnastics building.  Ferry Field is to be a parking lot for hockey, baseball and softball.

03/22/2017 - 8:52am It's on Hall Road

M-59 just west of I-94, Chesterfield Township

01/17/2017 - 11:31pm Doesn't have to be huge margin

Losing out by the tiniest margin is still losing out.  No way he changes his mind and goes blue. JH gave him his best shot and came up short.

01/15/2017 - 10:53am Yeah

The track was closed off in 71 or 72 because it was unsafe. Your foot was liabie to crash through.  The interior, other than the gym, was a rabbit warren of dark halls and rooms. Before computer regisrtration students would register for classes in the gym.  Each department had tables in the gym.  Behind the tables was a board with the classes.  As a class filled up it was taken off the board. 

The line to get into Waternman stretched west all the way to, and then down, Srate Street.  If you were at the back it seemed thar you never moved because people ahead of you would allow friends into the line.