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06/20/2018 - 9:26pm Good summary of what Spath…

Good summary of what Spath said... it's not that Hughes has taken classes and done poorly in them, but that he's simply not had the time to take all the classes he needs in the first place in order to qualify. That's not Michigan's fault.

These hockey players have a completely different life in HS than most basketball players—many of the hockey kids don't play for HS teams (if those teams exist at all) but rather are playing for independently sponsored teams that might be playing games hundreds of miles away from their homes. That plays hell with attending to academics.

The vast majority of basketball players by contrast are playing for their high school teams within close distances to their homes, and since they're in HS on a daily basis, it's far more feasible to do what's necessary to get academically qualified.

If it were as feasible for basketball players to go directly to the pros out of HS as it is for hockey, college basketball would very quickly lose a large portion of its best players to the pros, or to its minor leagues.

06/20/2018 - 9:16pm I wonder if he clinks and…

I wonder if he clinks and jingles when he walks.

06/20/2018 - 9:08pm "...tweeted out a bee emoji…

"...tweeted out a bee emoji..."

Sounds like a euphemism for squeezing out a turd.

06/20/2018 - 2:46pm It's hard for me to get…

It's hard for me to get worked up today about 2020 recruits, even if they're rated as 5-star can't-miss prospects.

06/19/2018 - 1:39am 5-11 seems small for an OL,…

5-11 seems small for an OL, but he’s got a couple of years to grow.

06/19/2018 - 1:36am If it’s legit, 4.3 speed can…

If it’s legit, 4.3 speed can make up for other shortcomings.


06/19/2018 - 1:29am Bama Clemson and Washington…

Bama Clemson and Washington I can see, but if a BIG team makes into the playoff it’ll be OSU.

06/16/2018 - 8:15am You'll never compete with…

You'll never compete with Alabama until you start playing like Alabama.

06/15/2018 - 2:40pm MSU's PR consultants:…

MSU's PR consultants: Firefighters trying to put out a four-alarm blaze with flamethrowers.

06/15/2018 - 2:36pm "I don't care if they paint…

"I don't care if they paint the end zones pink and our team is wearing pink tu-tus and pink helmets and pink jockstraps as long as actually get in the fucking end zone with the ball more often than our opponents."

Did I do it right?

06/15/2018 - 2:32pm I've spent so little time…

I've spent so little time here since the reboot that I haven't bothered to try to put an image up. 

But "insert image using Imce File Manager" is not encouraging.

06/14/2018 - 3:19pm Both reasonable, sane…

Both reasonable, sane responses to my overly-dramatic post.

06/14/2018 - 2:54pm You're inferring incorrectly…

You're inferring incorrectly if you think my question implied I believe Harbaugh should be fired after a 9-3. I do not. Nor would I if we go 8-4, which is my own guess for our season.

Harbaugh is not infallible or perfect, but he deserves—based on his record—a much, much longer leash than either RR or Hoke got.

You're right about Peterson. That's a fantasy that ain't happening, ever.

06/14/2018 - 2:47pm "Jim Harbaugh doubled down…

"Jim Harbaugh doubled down on Tru Wilson as Michigan's No. 3 running back this week on his podcast. "He's going to play a lot this year."

This is simultaneously encouraging on Wilson's behalf and depressing as hell with respect to our RB recruiting in general. Whether it's just bad luck or bad identification of talent, something's off.

06/14/2018 - 11:40am "9-3 would be a failure, but…

"9-3 would be a failure, but people on here will spin it and make it seem like a successful season because of the schedule or some other excuses. It's year 4."

Should Harbaugh be fired then? And if so, would you change your avatar?


06/14/2018 - 12:38am Speaking primarily of the…

Speaking primarily of the visual design/look and feel, it's a clunky, awkward, poorly-worked out disaster. If I was teaching a design class and had assigned the project of redesigning a new user interface for MGoBlog as a project, this solution would have gotten a C- at best. I'm actually amazed it's as poor as it is, given the amount of time under development and the external resources brought to bear on it. 

It's an AMC Pacer.

06/12/2018 - 9:06pm Thanks for the summing up WD…

Thanks for the summing up WD. Beating Buckeyes is always a good thing.

06/12/2018 - 1:33pm Not the same exact issue,…

Not the same exact issue, but signing in on the iPhone was a clusterfuck since the touchscreen function was bunged up—there was no correlation between where I was touching the screen and where the typed letters showed up.

The solution was to turn the phone sideways to landscape orientation, and the touchscreen function worked at that point.

I'm surprised at the small number of comments on board posts that would normally draw dozens of replies in short order, the like the Rashan Gary post—just 17?

06/12/2018 - 7:11am "It's sad there's only 1…

"It's sad there's only 1 more year of him at Michigan."

It's not a given that he'll go pro after 2018.

06/12/2018 - 7:05am I wonder if Charles Woodson…

I wonder if Charles Woodson will go on twitter to lambaste Urban Meyer and OSU for not taking The Game seriously enough.

06/10/2018 - 12:12am Are people still thinking…

Are people still thinking Newsome is going to play this year? Lordy.

06/09/2018 - 10:20pm Secretariat finished at 2:24…

Secretariat finished at 2:24.18. If he'd run that today, he would have finished the same distance ahead of Justify—who ran 2:28—as he did in 1973. About 25 lengths.

06/09/2018 - 1:57pm If this is legit all your…

If this is legit all your son's work, he's one hell of a talented kid.

If they get any blocking, the combo of Evans and Higdon is one hell of a 1-2 punch, too.

06/09/2018 - 1:45pm I especially love the…

I especially love the totally retro type in the banner. Looks like it was generated in MS Paint.

06/09/2018 - 10:47am It's never a good thing to…

It's never a good thing to lose a 4-star, but but I seem to remember his commitment was a bit of a surprise. That's what 247 says as well. I'm never surprised when a deep south kid with no direct ties to Michigan or the midwest decommits, though.

I can't verify the background of his original commitment via a search on MGoBlog since there's no actual search function.


06/09/2018 - 12:42am It's the clunkiest, most…

It's the clunkiest, most awkward-looking new website I've seen in a long time. Somehow they've managed to produce something that looks older than the previous version.

I'm assuming it's because its design was optimized for mobile rather than desktop.


06/07/2018 - 5:49pm "Why hasn't alien life older…

"Why hasn't alien life older and more intelligent/advanced than us already visited Earth?"

06/07/2018 - 2:45pm Mars might have teamed with…

Mars might have teamed with life, but together they still didn't do much there.

06/07/2018 - 10:32am That's Billy Mills.


That's Billy Mills.

06/07/2018 - 10:30am Shades of Bill Mills in…

Shades of Bill Mills in Tokyo.

06/06/2018 - 10:17am It's clear Harbaugh needs to…

It's clear Harbaugh needs to be fired, now that a 4* OL has selected Kentucky and Arizona and left off Michigan. Oh, the insult.

06/06/2018 - 10:05am I was wondering if the…

I was wondering if the necessity to make it mobile-friendly was hamstringing the visual design. I'm a designer, not a tech guy, so I can only guess at the constraints the technical side of things imposed.

I'm sure I'll get used to it eventually and won't think about it, but I'm still surprised.

I doubt very much that the top banner looks the way it does because of Drupal or mobile requirements, though. Lord.

06/06/2018 - 6:59am The functionalities and…

The functionalities and features of the new site are probably fine, but visually? yeeeesh. It looks as outdated, if not moreso, as the previous version.

And that new top banner? From the background images to the typography, it's horrific. I'm actually surprised it's this bad. Maybe it's a placeholder...

The only caveat I can make is that I've had to design sites within a Drupal framework in the past and it's pretty damn limiting.

06/04/2018 - 10:11am disappointed with harbaughs development/handling of quarterbacks

Criticism of Harbaugh's QB coaching from somebody with the handle of "Sugar Shane."

06/04/2018 - 10:08am This is a natty



06/04/2018 - 10:01am He definitely regressed.

I'm going to echo the comment made upthread—I believe that Speight was never right after the injury to his shoulder he sustained at Iowa in '16. His performance in the first part of '17 was a reflection of that.

06/04/2018 - 9:52am Sam Webb said this morning that the guys leaving

are those whose absence will not have a meangingful impact on the team. I think he was implying they were offense, but I'd have to listen to the podcast to be sure.

06/04/2018 - 9:34am One way of dealing with them

Rent a gigantic abandoned factory or warehouse. 

Place an arsenal of loaded weapons of every description and all the ammo they need in the center of the facility in a separate glassed-in room that has doors on opposite sides. All the ordnance is easily identifiable.

Invite all the hooligans/thugs/paramilitaries in the area with promises of free booze, dope, women, and weapons. One tribe goes into the north entrance, the other into the southern entrance.

Once a suitable number is in, lock the doors, and turn out all the lights except for those that floodlight the central weapons dump in the glassed-in room, visible for everybody to see.

Flashbangs go off overhead.

Come back in 8 hours.

Repeat as necessary.


06/03/2018 - 9:50pm Stay at Michigan, retire a legend, and make millions doing it

or go to the Pistons, deal with gigantic NBA egos, get fired after four years, make a few more millions.

Go ahead: make the rubble bounce.

06/03/2018 - 9:31pm Somehow the hooligans are drawn to soccer.

When you combine young men consuming prodigious amounts of alcohol with attending a sport that is for the most part excruciatingly boring to watch, violence is inevitable.

06/02/2018 - 11:57am Bartelstein is listed as "Chief of Staff" of the Executive Staff

Who knows what exactly that means, but it's a good guess that he had something to do with the interview invitation.…

06/02/2018 - 9:42am they can start producing maize and blue offspring left and right

Sounds like they'll be doing a little posbanging themselves.

And he's a very good friend indeed because he didn't schedule the wedding on a Michigan football Saturday.

06/02/2018 - 9:38am I believe he parted ways with the AD about a year ago

Was this by his choice, or the AD's choice?

06/02/2018 - 9:36am Given Beilein's character and personality

I can easily envision him doing the interview strictly as a courtesy to the Pistons' interest in him, as in "It's the polite thing to do."

If he did the interview as leverage because he's been frustrated in prior attempts to get more money for his assistants, then Warde Manuel is very bad at his job.

If he did this because he's sincerely interested in moving to the NBA, that would be the most baffling thing to me. Beilein can retire at Michigan as a legit legend. If he goes to the NBA, the chances are very high he will retire by getting fired.

06/01/2018 - 7:44pm It would be really funny

if Jalen Wilson decommitted because of this.

06/01/2018 - 2:46pm If MSU goes 11-1, wins the BIG and goes to the playoff

while Lewerke comes up big in games against UM, OSU and PSU, he'll be a Heisman candidate, maybe even a finalist in NY.

If MSU goes 8-4 with losses to UM and OSU and PSU, he won't, regardless of how well he plays.

06/01/2018 - 2:38pm I'd like to see a side-by-side comparison

of the ridiculously convoluted, complex, impossible-to-grasp Drevno system and the magically and powerfully-simplified invincible Warriner system. For the time being I'm gonna take all this Warriner-is-God stuff with a metric crapton of salt.

06/01/2018 - 11:21am Sam stopped just short of a gut feeling on Mazi Smith

I've been listening to Sam long enough to have a pretty good feel for what he's trying to convey with his words and intonation, and it came through pretty clear he's quite sure—based on his current knowledge—that Smith will commit to Michigan.

Which is funny given that there is an MGoBlogger whose handle I can't recall who was assuring us a couple of months ago that Smith didn't even have Michigan in his top three and this inside info was based on the commenter's alleged friendship with Smith's wrestling coach.

06/01/2018 - 11:10am "But Toyota employs more Americans than GM!"

Which make—both new and used—do you think is more reliable in terms of frequency and nature of repairs:

Toyota 4Runner

Jeep Cherokee

06/01/2018 - 11:07am True urban areas will move away from cars

in the same way that we all have the personal jetpacks and flying cars we were assured were coming our way for the past 50 years.