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01/24/2017 - 10:59pm Yep, that's what a negative 4

Yep, that's what a negative 4 win season looks like.

12/28/2016 - 1:36am He's a terrific athlete

Those stats are excellent. If he had hit those numbers at the 2016 MI HS D1 finals, Paye would have finished roughly:

  • 4th in the 100m
  • 10th in the 200m
  • 11th in the long jump
  • 9th in the shot put

For reference, KJ Hamler won the D2 100m with a 10.99, and Donovan Peoples-Jones won the Detroit PSL championship with a 10.93.  Paye's a dude. 

04/19/2016 - 12:57am You wouldn't think so, since

You wouldn't think so, since Knox was named scout team defensive player of the week during both week 5 and week 10 of his freshman year -- a year in which he ostensibly redshirted for medical reasons.  If they are claiming something else, I have no idea what the hell it could be.

It seems like a straightforward case, but the early optimism out of EL and the overall inability of the NCAA to do anything competently makes me think it's closer to 50/50.

04/19/2016 - 12:19am Their DL should still be

Their DL should still be solid.  On one side they'll likely start 4th year Demetrius Cooper, who's been generating buzz for a while but was kind of trapped behind Calhoun's 8 year career.  Damon Knox will probably get a 6th year, since pretending everyone has an incapacitating injury during any redshirt year is now accepted practice.  McDowell is back and remains a good player and a bad college-picker.  The other DE is a bit of a mystery.  5th year Evan Jones seems to be the front runner, but someone like Josh King could steal that job away.  Regardless, a 5th year bastard in Dantonio's system won't be too terrible if it turns out Jones is the best they've got.

But between this and graduation, their depth is pretty well shot.  They have zero junior or senior reserves on the DL. If Knox doesn't get a 6th year or if a starter gets injured, it'll be weird guy time, and pronto.

02/03/2016 - 2:13am This is a cat

02/03/2016 - 1:48am Of all the plans that will

Of all the plans that will succeed until 8:45am, this one's the best.

10/03/2015 - 8:24am Saturday! Saturday! Saturday!

Saturday! Saturday! Saturday!

08/22/2015 - 3:11pm Central Michigan, my other

Central Michigan, my other alma mater.

09/09/2014 - 11:24am What are the specific metrics

What are the specific metrics that prevent M from being in the top 15 or so? My guess is acceptance rate and endowment/spending per student.  Has anyone here really dug into the USNWR formula?

08/09/2014 - 10:59am Scar is surely behind this.

Scar is surely behind this.

08/08/2014 - 11:27am Transfer

or grad school. Good luck.

08/01/2014 - 6:36pm Progress

Now you shit in a hole that's ABOVE the ground. We've really come a long way.

08/01/2014 - 11:57am (No subject)

07/30/2014 - 1:31pm People appreciate that they

People appreciate that they are beating the most disliked teams.

07/27/2014 - 4:40pm Not a perfect match, but

Not a perfect match, but there's also Hidden Valley Club apartments which are near the south state street commuter lot. It's about 2 miles from there to central campus. The 36 bus, which generally runs every 10-15 mins, picks up at that lot and goes directly to central campus.  They definitely have 1BR, not sure about studios. Also, they aren't very fancy.



07/14/2014 - 1:13am Morons

Okay, so you hold the popular and ethical high ground, own the fricking pulpit, and your best strategy is to sue?  This is like pulling the goalie when you are ahead.

05/19/2014 - 9:54am…

05/15/2014 - 11:03pm He's also the teammate of

He's also the teammate of future 4 or 5* Brian "Tugs" Bowen, a 6-7 wing in the c/o 2017. Bowen is a cousin of Jason Richardson, so he's also a presumed MSU lean, unfortunately.

05/15/2014 - 3:33pm Tyrone Wheatley

Tyrone Wheatley

05/07/2014 - 1:49pm Acceptance rates seem to have

Acceptance rates seem to have limited meaning re: desirability until you reach the elite schools. Last year, Central Michigan's acceptance rate was actually 6 percentage points lower than MSU's.

05/03/2014 - 1:46pm I'm out

05/02/2014 - 1:20pm BiSB

You are the Patrick Vint of Mgoblog.

05/01/2014 - 2:39pm You've brought him up a

You've brought him up a number of times.  Were there indications that he was ever a realistic option for Michigan? Or that he'll attend college in the U.S. at all? I don't follow bball recruiting too closely.

05/01/2014 - 2:18pm If my name was Sviatoslav

If my name was Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, I'd opt to go by something like "reanimator" too...

04/17/2014 - 7:58pm I use the internet solely for

I use the internet solely for MGoBlog, so I get ads about canine anal glands and scatterplots. 

03/30/2014 - 9:01am If I'm not mistaken, UM under

If I'm not mistaken, UM under Beilein has has as many early entrants to the NBA as Izzo has had in roughly 20 years at MSU.  Izzo has made himself a legend by turning 3-stars and 5-stars into 4-stars.

03/12/2014 - 4:09pm Scouting Report
Gets downhill in a hurry. Displays mean streak. Lacks balance.
02/25/2014 - 11:19am On "closing the gap"

This paragraph is the best:

If you're a UM fan after that game, I don't know, have patience and hope. Enjoy the last month and a half or so of Trey Burke, he's a hell of a player. Maybe you guys can beat MSU by 20+ in Ann Arbor. Maybe you don't choke away your Big Ten title shot this year. Maybe after the 2014 season, if you've won three straight in the rivalry to claw Beilein up to .500, and a Big Ten Title or two, maybe an Elite Eight, or a Final Four (or a Sweet Sixteen), we can revisit the subject. Maybe. But man, not today.

Well now...

02/23/2014 - 8:41am Valentine/Payne/Costello

Valentine/Payne/Costello corral a soul-crushing proportion of the games's available rebounds, giving MSU the extra possessions it needs to win.

MSU 78, UM 69

01/27/2014 - 7:26pm Chuck Norris roundhoused

Chuck Norris roundhoused Canada and caused the polar vortex.

01/27/2014 - 7:15pm Every time I see it I can't

Every time I see it I can't help but think of the song "Coco Jamboo" from the 90s.

01/26/2014 - 6:39pm In the nearly 20 years Izzo

In the nearly 20 years Izzo has been at MSU, he's had, I think, only 4 "true" early entrants: Richardson, Randolph, Taylor, and Brown. Beilein's had that many in the last four years. 

01/24/2014 - 5:39pm Nnanna Nnanna Egwu

Nnanna Nnanna Egwu

01/24/2014 - 11:14am But we're undefeated since

But we're undefeated since Nussed God was hired.

01/24/2014 - 10:44am I should have clarified.

I should have clarified. That's just the "minimum" qualification.  Obviously you get the best candidate you can.  The two elephants on campus are medicine and athletics. I'm curious if the new prez -- especially since he was at Berkeley -- favors putting a little financial distance between the medical enterprise and the rest of the U.

01/24/2014 - 10:18am  I think the general rule

 I think the general rule is:

  • Dean from a better institution
  • Provost from a peer institution
  • President/Chancellor from a worse institution

so, this doesn't seem out of line.

01/23/2014 - 6:39pm I took a class with the Dude

I took a class with the Dude last semester. He asked us to research and suggest some names for the next prez, and he said he'd pass along the good ones.  Interested to see who came out on top.

01/20/2014 - 8:36pm Mercy. Creighton is 20 for 32

Mercy. Creighton is 20 for 32 from deep against Nova.  Up by 35.  OK, back to cheering against OSU.

01/15/2014 - 3:15pm Fumble recovery luck

Maybe it is because Devin Gardner has a 5 yard head start on the "Center randomly moonshots the ball 20 yards toward his own endzone" play Michigan ran a few times this year.

01/09/2014 - 8:09pm no! no! they aren't!

no! no! they aren't!

12/26/2013 - 12:22pm He's been angry since the day

He's been angry since the day he learned that it's physically impossible for monkeys to fly out of asses.

12/17/2013 - 11:00am Luckily for him, he was in

Luckily for him, he was in the same grade as Jeff Penis.

12/17/2013 - 9:11am I thought Darboh was

I thought Darboh was Freetown's Finest?

11/11/2013 - 10:21am Mary's halftime speech

Mary's halftime speech

Tackle for loss drinking game

Greaaaatest michiguh sooooooo prowwouwwd pthphthphhh


11/11/2013 - 9:28am Diversion

That's a true friend of the program. Nice of you to jump on the grenade, MSC.

11/07/2013 - 7:38pm I'd consider taking out of

I'd consider taking out of the OP your opinions/assumptions/rationale (about which I agree with you) in order to decrease sampling bias. Neat idea, though.

10/22/2013 - 2:12pm No, that was Antione

No, that was Antione Merriweather.

10/14/2013 - 10:00am This reeks of a familiar

This reeks of a familiar strawman made by other teams' fans.  Who is seriously still unaware that UM has underperformed lately?  Did you know that M has only won one MNC in the last 50 years?  AMAZING. I am really bummed about this "reality check," as it totally tempers my "Why Fitz Will Win the Heisman" diary.

09/09/2013 - 9:04am Yes. For some reason it makes

Yes. For some reason it makes me doubt his ability to execute under pressure.

08/18/2013 - 11:28am Go back and watch the Green

Go back and watch the Green carry again