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10/09/2018 - 7:06am Ace, thanks for your…

Ace, thanks for your outstanding contributions. Get well soon brother!

09/16/2018 - 12:36am The first DPJ  touchdown…

The first DPJ  touchdown came off of a fake jet sweep to Thomas that sent SMU in the exact wrong direction and left DPJ wide open.

07/29/2018 - 6:16pm What happened to Vilain?

What happened to Vilain?

07/02/2018 - 8:50am Wait, Michigan might lead…

Wait, Michigan might lead for Crouch? Gray is a huge get, but if there's a strong possibility of getting Crouch, that's also big news in and of itself.

05/29/2018 - 3:18pm A couple of tweets

This from Matthews himself:

https://twitter.com/1CMatthews/status/1000085098484715520

Bet on yourself

And then yesterday from Anthony Wright:

https://twitter.com/ItsAntWright/status/1001228155699548161

Wooooow Charles Matthews...

04/02/2018 - 8:30am BUST THEY ASS ON 3!

BUST THEY ASS ON 3!

03/25/2018 - 2:36pm E-mail [email protected]

This would be a largely resolvable problem if you could watch full game replays—all you would need to do is turn off your phone notifications and then have a non-fan get the replay started for you. But, because they don’t, it means those of us observing the Seder are hosed.

03/01/2018 - 4:31pm Even for the B1G, these refs are basura

I'm watching with the sound off, and the calls are so random, I often can't even tell what the call was unless the text of a player's fouls goes on the screen.

02/19/2018 - 12:39pm But this leaves out a good

But this leaves out a good bit of information about the teams. For example, Alabama is 17-10, and Missouri is 17-9 with a home loss to Illinois. Creighton's record is better, but their best win, RPI-wise, is Seton Hall, followed by Providence.

Of course, this is all immaterial, since the committee weighs "What's the best narrative to have people talking about the tournament?" far above all of this, but, on the merits, Michigan should have those teams beat, at least at the moment.

01/03/2018 - 8:47am My favorite part of the game

My favorite part of the game was Crean saying that Iowa had to to come back with Robinson out of the game...because Robinson is one of the best help defenders in the Big Ten. I guess he must have just been using a random word generator for a bit there. One off the wall comment per game may be becoming a trend after the announcer was startled after the Jacksonville game that Beilein was unhappy with how the team played.

Nice win today, though. If Simpson can keep that up, the team has a ton of potential.

09/25/2017 - 8:44am Just a reminder that it was

Just a reminder that it was an away game at Purdue just a few short years ago when many of us saw the all time best announced game, in which a single guy in Europe who was not connected in any way to the broadcast team, the production crew, etc. did his darnedest to capture what was going on: http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/george-walden-eurosport-announcer-extraordi….

09/09/2017 - 4:01pm Brock Huard talking for maybe

Brock Huard talking for maybe 10 minutes about how Cincinnati should kick a field goal only for the kicker to kick...whatever that was, was definitely the high point of that game for me.

09/03/2017 - 1:02pm The play counted, so it was

The play counted, so it was only a 15 yard penalty, for what it's worth.

08/31/2017 - 4:28pm It's a meniscus issue,

It's a meniscus issue, according to Magnus over at TTB: http://touch-the-banner.com/2017-season-countdown-5a-bryan-mone/ (read the comments)

08/07/2017 - 10:49am As mentioned above, there

As mentioned above, there should be plenty of Michigan fans throughout the stadium, but based on last time, it seems to be much more concentrated on the side behind the visitors bench, whereas there actually are some Maryland fans behind their bench. So basically any section whose last digit is a low number will get you into a heavy Michigan section.

08/07/2017 - 10:15am Sorry about that!

I am slow on figuring out how to properly format links. Looks like the one in the first comment works just fine, so I think that's your best bet.

04/19/2017 - 12:47pm Ah, well that makes some more

Ah, well that makes some more sense then. Thanks for the info!

04/19/2017 - 11:17am WKU is getting the #10 player in the country?

Mitchell Robinson is ranked #10 and is listed as having signed with Western Kentucky. This seems...strange. It would also be a heck of a thing if WKU ended up with a player higher than any of Kentucky's recruits (though Kentucky obviously still has a shot with a couple of higher ranked guys).

04/17/2017 - 6:34pm I had actually assumed it was just a joke

But I was wrong. That really is Samardzjia's career ERA: http://www.espn.com/mlb/player/_/id/29166/jeff-samardzija...and to add a little bit, 2017's a lot worse for him than that.

03/19/2017 - 1:03pm We'd be up if not for the refs

Just unreal. If these refs ever ref another game, that's one too many.

02/25/2017 - 11:06pm I just want to give Dan

I just want to give Dan Dakich a shout out for calling a floor a "low ceiling." You can't find that kind of commentary just anywhere.

Anyway, great win on senior day! Keep it up and there's a chance of making a real run.

02/23/2017 - 9:19pm He's teammates with OG Bobby

He's teammates with OG Bobby Johnson

02/18/2017 - 3:22pm Also just offered Lyn-J Dixon

Which is also pretty solid: https://twitter.com/im_Next23/status/832766359108870144

01/29/2017 - 5:27pm Can't believe I did that--now

Can't believe I did that--now fixed.

12/15/2016 - 8:04am Very interesting tweet from JD

Linked in that thread:

https://twitter.com/JourdanJD/status/809107369573699585

Michigan football about to put college football on its head.

11/26/2016 - 10:29am Speight warming up

https://twitter.com/SamWebb77/status/802533236752715776

Hopefully this is a good sign for his availability! 

10/18/2016 - 8:18am Wiltfong gives Oliver Martin a Crystal Ball to Michigan

More momentum in that recruitment: 

http://247sports.com/User/Steve%20Wiltfong/Predictions?PlayerInstitutio…

09/12/2016 - 12:16pm Janarion Grant of Rutgers won

because he had a hilarious kick return TD against Howard. Seems to me that blocking two kicks should outweigh that, but maybe the fact that they each blocked two meant that it was harder to single out one Michigan player.

http://www.onthebanks.com/2016/9/12/12889218/janarion-grant-named-b1g-s…

08/06/2016 - 3:56pm Hudson tweets that he's committing Monday

https://twitter.com/__BallisLife2/status/762009788372938752

Decision coming Monday!! NO INTERVIEWS UNTIL AFTER MY DECISION. Thank You

 

Steve Wiltfong believes that he's coming to the good guys.

08/05/2016 - 10:28am I just posted it because it

I just posted it because it seemed possible that Kithier might get an offer if he showed well at the camp, or at least that's what I took from him being mentioned in the hoops recruiting roundup the other day. But no big deal, hopefully we get some good news on the FB recruiting front this weekend to cheer everyone up.

08/04/2016 - 5:34pm Really hoping for that! Just

Really hoping for that! Just figuring that, if Thomas commits, that probably means that JKP is committing, too, so that would probably mean three commits on the day, given how likely Bateman looks to be to drop.

08/04/2016 - 5:23pm Is this a gut feeling? Or a

Is this a gut feeling? Or a guess given that, in addition to Bateman, one of several people--Collins, JKP, Anthony--could also drop?

07/21/2016 - 1:18pm I think he was referencing

I think he was referencing the UCLA, Texas and Oklahoma series as the "latter three" that'd be a bad idea to cancel. I think the problem with swapping out either VT or Wash is that then you have a nine game conference schedule plus two potentially tough OOC games, not that those programs are wildly popular, etc.

06/15/2016 - 2:39pm I can imagine him playing NT

but I am having a tough time imagining a guy whose primary challenge seems to be endurance playing on both sides of the ball. Hopefully he can get his weight down a bit and get in great game shape, but I think the upside for him is either Great OG, or Great NT, not moonlighting in all kinds of situations.

05/02/2016 - 12:33pm This post notes that Mason

This post notes that Mason was one of 247's top performers on defense and references in that bullet that he won MVP honors, though without a link: 

http://247sports.com/Article/New-Jersey-The-Opening-Regional-Top-Perfor…

04/03/2016 - 11:45am Great pickup!

Does anyone know if we're still on commit watch for the other half of Allen Trieu's "Commit Watch x2," or is it safe to unbuckle?

03/31/2016 - 9:17pm It's

It's at http://247sports.com/Player/Chase-Lasater-90807. Pretty thin so far, probably because Michigan was the first big offer.

03/12/2016 - 3:44pm I feel like there is a Jedi

I feel like there is a Jedi Mind Tricks thing going on, where if enough people insist that Michigan may not be in, that creates a will that they may not actually make it. This is a team whose resume is not just better than most of the other bubble teams, it is much, much better. Monmouth is a particularly absurd example, but if you look at these other bubble teams, Michigan's resume is at a simply different level.

03/11/2016 - 3:26pm Look at the other bubble

Look at the other bubble teams (although I don't think Michigan is a bubble team at this point, it's more a question of seeding at this point)--Monmouth has lost to Canisius, Army, Manhattan, and twice to Iona. Their resume is hot garbage on a stick. N.C. State and Clemson both blew Pitt out of the gym. 

Michigan's resume is just plain better than the teams that people like Bilas and Lunardi have in over them.

03/05/2016 - 5:53pm Wichita State may go to the NIT

Per Jerry Palm: https://twitter.com/jppalmCBS/status/706249789130706944, so it may not end up hurting after all.

02/24/2016 - 8:12am Jordan Reid will also be visiting

Per https://twitter.com/jordanreid58/status/702317695602188289

02/02/2016 - 6:16pm He appears to be a PWO there

He appears to be a PWO there also because 247 lists him as a PSU commit but does not list him as having an offer there. I assume that it is in some way related to the quasi-hello post about Peter Bush a couple of days ago (http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/pwo-athqb-peter-bush-newport-beach-ca), but I didn't include it in the post because 1) that's just my speculation rather than based off of any information, and 2) I didn't want to generate more freak-out about recruiting tactics when there's no reason to believe anything bad happened.

02/02/2016 - 12:35pm Is Ostell Martin a possible PWO?

Looks like he has an offer from Indiana State (https://n.rivals.com/content/prospects/maple/164724), but that's the only one I can find. Would be great to get another big body for the OL while also continuing to strengthen the Cass Tech pipeline.

01/29/2016 - 11:03am Are you really bragging on a

Are you really bragging on a sports blog about having won an elementary school spelling bee?

01/28/2016 - 7:50pm Welcome Tyler!

Looks like another good pickup. 

Cochran apparently had an offer from Air Force and a PWO offer from Notre Dame, per http://www.thedzone.net/2015/04/tyler-cochran-orchard-lake-st-marys-s.h…. Also a high academic kid, as he was also considering Penn and Brown, among others. 

Seems like he'll definitely be a good depth add, at the least.

01/26/2016 - 10:34pm Having all that info in one place

really does make TTB a useful place for finding how recruits' paths have moved forward, etc. 

01/26/2016 - 9:16pm Did not mean that in a negative way.

Actually quite the opposite. My point was that he apparently was good enough to have a comittable B1G offer, except that Northwestern then ran out of room. Just goes to show how high quality a pickup this is.

01/26/2016 - 8:51pm Outstanding pickup!

Welcome Andrew!

A little more context: this article (http://pilotonline.com/sports/college/old-dominion/odu-adds-bulk-to-cla…) seems to imply that the Northwestern offer was commitable, but then someone stole his spot.

Also in that article, a Scout regional analyst calls him an "absolute steal" for ODU. 

Looks like he camped at Michigan both last summer (http://touchthebanner.blogspot.com/2015/06/2015-michigan-summer-camp-pa…) and in 2014 (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/recruiting-insider/wp/2014/08/15/20…).

01/22/2016 - 12:02am Other than the one punt he

Other than the one punt he hit against Central in 2013 that almost reached Space Emperor heights. That was one of the best punts I've seen, to the point where I still remember it 2.5 years later.

01/01/2016 - 4:26pm JAKE!!

Congrats fellas! Go Blue!