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09/20/2018 - 6:36pm Damn shame

Damn shame

09/19/2018 - 9:54am “Hey Kwity, great hit this…

“Hey Kwity, great hit this weekend, what about Rashan tho?”

09/18/2018 - 9:25pm Interview starts at 15:30,…

Interview starts at 15:30, if others are also pressed for time.

09/16/2018 - 2:47am Part of the reason people…

Part of the reason people think SMU is very not good is because they got blown out by North Texas. The same North Texas that blew out Arkansas today.

I'm not saying that should make us feel a ton better, but take it for what it's worth. I think that maybe moves SMU above Western.

09/11/2018 - 3:41pm Ones a passing grade, the…

One's a passing grade, the other is an overall grade.

09/05/2018 - 8:14pm Hitchen's Razor

Hitchen's Razor

08/30/2018 - 6:11am Oh it was great. It was just…

Oh it was great. It was just behind the times in terms of coaching philosophy.

08/29/2018 - 5:11am That’s like a million…

That’s like a million dollars worth of helmets, and $2,000 in shipping!

08/27/2018 - 7:29am Doesn’t help that it’s not a…

Doesn’t help that it’s not a sad emoji

08/24/2018 - 12:07am Of course U-M is subject to…

Of course U-M is subject to tribalism. Part of the reason I'm disgusted by the whole situation with Urban is that both sides really just care about winning, and not about what's right. I remember seeing someone comment that U of M fans have become the biggest advocates for domestic violence awareness and that rang really true.

However, I don't know how your link proves that, other than lumping us in with states where you might expect tribalism to be rampant.

Plus it doesn't surprise me that Michigan is high on that list. Michigan is a tough sell to get people to move there, what with the terrible winters and lack of appealing major cities. Ann Arbor, Traverse City and Grand Rapids are great but are by no means major. I also think Michigan has struggled to find its post-rust belt identity, but that's a whole different discussion (though it could explain why other rust belt states are on that list).

Until recently, Michigan's population has been in decline, and 0.3 percent gain isn't much if you consider that the birth rate vs. death rate should account for a much higher number than that.

So with natives (and non-natives I suppose) moving out, and a tough sell to move in, Michigan should be expected to be high on that list.

 

(And it was odd for MI to go red in 2016. It's traditionally a very blue state and not even considered a swing state)

08/23/2018 - 6:47pm I know this might be…

I know this might be devolving into tribalism, but I appreciate the fact that OSU pulls a farce and that this group can turn it into a discussion of tribalism and self-reflection.

Let's remember this feeling if something ugly comes up in our camp.

08/21/2018 - 11:00pm Man, blast from the past…

Man, blast from the past. Was very into Versions, and whatever album had Babylon in the title many, many years ago.

08/21/2018 - 10:51pm Noticed the same, at least…

Noticed the same. At least it leads to the right place.

08/20/2018 - 10:51pm Perhaps this is too subtle,…

Perhaps this is too subtle, but I like it:

"I don't know who creates a sign like this"

A picture of Urban Meyer and/or McMurphy would help.

Not going.

08/20/2018 - 11:18am Man, I don't even know if I…

Man, I don't even know if I could answer this one without looking it up. Does Luke Fickell count?

08/15/2018 - 5:06pm I don't mean to knock…

I don't mean to knock Winovich here, but it's the same reason Gary's number are more similar to Bosa's than Winovich's.

Offenses pick their poison. Offenses choose to double Gary, and we have an (awesome) answer in Winovich. This means the numbers don't necessarily show each player's impact.

Not just my opinion though. Pro Football Focus has Bosa as the preseason #1 player in College Football. That's at all positions. Hopefully Gary proves this wrong.

 

EDIT: Didn't realize that PFF article was just posted today. Of interest is they have Winovich at 27 (Michigan's highest rated player), Lavert Hill at 28 and Devin Bush at 30. Interestingly enough no Gary, and less so, no Shea.

08/15/2018 - 1:45pm I counted it as one loss.

I counted it as one loss.

My justification is you don't lose to a player, you lose to a team. So even though they had two players on the team, the data is considering teams with Heisman winners. As we all know, the quality of the team has a huge effect on a players' ability to win the Heisman even if it's not in the spirit of the award.

08/15/2018 - 1:39pm Great contribution.

Great contribution.

08/13/2018 - 9:00pm Saginaw Valley State?

Saginaw Valley State?

08/13/2018 - 8:57pm Yeah, wtf?

Yeah, wtf?

08/13/2018 - 6:35pm Because this isn't the NFL…

Because this isn't the NFL Draft

08/13/2018 - 2:56pm Interesting that Virginia…

Interesting that Virginia and NC fall so low (192 and 83 respectively) in these rankings when the most popular rankings in the US (US News typically) have them as our peers as public schools or better than us.

For example, by their score criteria, Michigan gets a 98.9 for academic reputation, where Virginia has a 38.6 score in the same category. Ohio State gets a 64.8 score for this criteria. Would anyone in their right mind say Ohio State has almost twice the academic reputation of UVA?

I know college rankings are often seen as a crap-shoot, but does someone who knows more than me have an explanation for why this would be the case?

08/13/2018 - 2:43pm As a musician, I can tell…

As a musician, I can tell you that "mike" is a common shortening for "microphone" too, though I also prefer "mic"

08/13/2018 - 1:29pm Good find! You're right I…

Good find! You're right I didn't bother to look before '35.

I will edit when I have the capability.

08/13/2018 - 1:27pm Just to clarify those…

Just to clarify those numbers are with a Heisman winner on the roster of either team.

With Michigan having a heisman winner the percentage would be 91% the year they won the Heisman, and 79% with those guys on the roster. FWIW

08/11/2018 - 9:32pm Ah good find! Alas the edit…

Ah good find! Alas the edit button hasn't made its way to the diaries yet, so I can't even edit out the part where I promise to edit. I will do it when the button appears for posterity.

On the subject of corrections, I also see that I had the 1951 OSU game in Columbus when it was in Ann Arbor.

08/01/2018 - 6:55pm Smith is Earle Bruce's…

Smith is Earle Bruce's grandson, so beside the deep OSU connections there, Earle Bruce is also one of Urban's biggest mentors.

08/01/2018 - 6:29pm I've been pleasantly…

I've been pleasantly surprised by the reaction I've seen from OSU fans. Sometimes I don't recognize the world I live in, and sometimes that's a good thing.

06/10/2018 - 11:55am Since when are athletes…

Since when are athletes living in East Quad? As an RC guy, when i was there there wasn’t anything close to football players living there

06/08/2018 - 2:00pm Thank you. I'm sometimes…

Thank you. I'm sometimes shocked by the tone deafness on this board.
Do you feel like a big person because you could've predicted someone killing himself? Get out of here.

06/06/2018 - 2:05pm You shouldn't have done this.

You shouldn't have done this.

06/06/2018 - 12:18pm Pretending that you know the…

Pretending that you know the coaches priorities is as foolish as posting to another team's message board.

06/01/2018 - 5:13pm Damn you and your plausible

Damn you and your plausible conspiracy nuggets

06/01/2018 - 4:59pm Minor correction, but I

Minor correction, but I believe McDaniels is Howard's cousin, despite the nearly 30 year age difference.

06/01/2018 - 4:48pm Post is misleading

The title of the article is "The Most Intriguing Dark Horse Candidates of the Offseason Heisman Hype Machine"

Lewerke as a preseason heisman hopeful? Yes, that's laughable.

Lewerke as an intriguing dark horse candidate? Plausible. It is a very dark horse, but a horse nonetheless.

Good thing we have ways to settle this.

05/31/2018 - 12:55pm I’m not 100% on this, but I

I’m not 100% on this, but I think Moe’s departure was actually necessary for the 2018 class. The 2019 class currently has one opening and an assumed Charles Matthew exit would make it two. The third comes from expecting Beilein to expect normal attrition, which could come from a playing time transfer (Eli Brooks is the name that comes up usually, perhaps unfairly) or maybe Jordan Poole or someone else blows up and goes into the draft.

It’s a change in the Beilein recruiting philosophy in the past few years since he’s been left in a bad position too many times from not offering a scholarship since he wasn’t sure where it’d come from.

05/24/2018 - 10:58am Buffalo is the blue and white

Buffalo is the blue and white bull. Hit the defend button next to that. On the map it’s the territory to the east of the OSU territory in the middle of all of ours

05/16/2018 - 4:41pm Vetting Post

Moonsafarian on discord

05/04/2018 - 12:06pm Sorry, globetrotter

Sorry, globetrotter

05/04/2018 - 8:57am I mean, you have to mention

I mean, you have to mention that the re-cut version of Arrested Development season 4 comes out today!

Also season 5 is apparently a few weeks from release.

05/03/2018 - 1:03pm I think he meant “I still get

I think he meant “I still get them” (sacks)

04/09/2018 - 2:50am You think Ron Zook took a

You think Ron Zook took a dive because he had a camera crew around his team? What happened at Florida then?

04/09/2018 - 2:47am I had the same thoughts but

I had the same thoughts but still enjoyed it. In my opinion it loses steam as it goes (doesn’t help that it leads to a 3 game losing streak to end the season). Watch the first episode (fall camp and the first half of the Florida game) and I guarantee you’ll want to watch it all.

04/07/2018 - 12:37pm Love me some Nina!

Love me some Nina!

04/02/2018 - 12:14pm Hold me

Hold me

03/30/2018 - 3:33am Thanks, Rocket Mortgage!

Thanks, Rocket Mortgage!

03/30/2018 - 3:27am Good luck with that

Good luck with that

03/27/2018 - 5:18pm It is a thing people say...

It is a thing people say... in error. Big Blue is Kentucky.

03/25/2018 - 9:34pm Man, that's not the type of

Man, that's not the type of video that appeals to me, but there were a lot of great moments in there. Can't believe Charles never thought he'd be in a Final Four. Have some faith, man!

03/25/2018 - 9:14pm Yep. Time for Mexit. I'm sure

Yep. Time for Mexit. I'm sure it'll work out...