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07/17/2018 - 11:30am 17 days until camp breaks!

17 days until camp breaks!

07/16/2018 - 8:03pm That's certainly true - they…

That's certainly true - they'd probably really have to crater this year for him to get canned.

07/16/2018 - 4:16pm Because disappointing…

Because disappointing seasons add up and eventually will tip the scales and outweigh the one fluke year they got to the NC game. Every fan base and administration has a tipping point, just because Notre Dame hasn’t reached it yet with Kelly doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.

07/16/2018 - 4:13pm How specific are we getting?…

How specific are we getting? For me it’d come down to Tacos, cheeseburger, or pizza. Do I have to specify the exact order and type of food (i.e. pepperoni pizza from Lou Malnati’s)?

 

My gut says Tacos from my favorite truck, especially if I can change the meat option as long as I’m ordering a taco from the same outfit. If not, I’ll take the burger from Fred’s in Atlanta or a pepperoni and tomato pizza from Lou Malnati’s.

07/16/2018 - 3:53pm Fedora is a good call, the…

Fedora is a good call, the only thing I don't know is how long his leash is/how patient UNC is going to be with its football program. I really have no idea what their expectations are or what kind of deference Fedora has engendered with his bosses.

07/16/2018 - 3:51pm I think Notre Dame has 2…

I think Notre Dame has 2 guaranteed wins in their first 10 games. That's not good news for a program that has regularly disappointed in big games and played down to the level of inferior competition under Kelly. Wouldn't be shocked if they started 8-2 or 7-3, but I also wouldn't be shocked if they started 4-6.

07/16/2018 - 3:50pm I'd think schools with low…

I'd think schools with low expectations (Illinois, Kansas, etc.) would hold off until firing their coach until after the season. Doesn't really make sense to fire Beaty in week 8 and make some poor interim coach the tire fire the rest of the way, when nobody is banging down the door to come to Kansas (or Illinois). They're not getting a head start on the best candidates available.

 

I'll go out on a limb and say Clay Helton or Brian Kelly. For Helton, one could picture a 4-3 or even 3-4 start after losing their starting QB, RB, and having a weak defense. For Kelly, I could see Notre Dame falling below .500 in the first weeks of November. I could see both of these schools entering their 11/24 matchup with interim head coaches. Especially so for Notre Dame, who would probably target Jeff Brohm.

 

Both Helton and Kelly have been pretty underwhelming in recent years and are generally uninspiring faces of their programs. The issue with this coaching market is that the number of coveted young leaders seems pretty slim. Neal Brown from Troy would top my list. Outside of him...???

07/15/2018 - 10:49pm It wasn't good (just…

It wasn't good (just slightly convenient) and that's what happens to not-good businesses. Oh well. 

07/15/2018 - 10:46am Come on Croatia

Come on Croatia

07/14/2018 - 12:35pm Consider yourself lucky then…

Consider yourself lucky then. Best avgolemono soup I've ever had.

07/14/2018 - 10:35am No idea about Hellas - I'm…

No idea about Hellas - I'm Greek and we always went to Laikon Cafe because that was the most authentic. Then Laikon closed a few years ago. All the good Greek places in Greektown shut down and we're left with fucking Golden Fleece and Pegasus - but at least we have two burger chains there now!

 

New Parthenon is fine, that's the only place in Greektown I'd go to now.

07/14/2018 - 8:41am Townhouse is great. Really…

Townhouse is great. Really great burger and fries. I think it tries to be a little boujie-er than it needs to be, but great food and drink.

 

Only other suggestion I would add is Mexicantown if this guy wants/likes Mexican food or pastries, or wants to look some murals. 

07/13/2018 - 7:16pm All Day IPA. Hard to beat as…

All Day IPA. Hard to beat as far as mitten bears go.

07/12/2018 - 9:14pm I wasn't saying we lead for…

I wasn't saying we lead for Ford. Wiltfong just said it's Michigan and Bama for Hill and Michigan probably leads.

07/12/2018 - 9:08pm Steve Wiltfong just said on…

Steve Wiltfong just said on a podcast that it's a Michigan-Alabama battle, but that he thinks Michigan has a slight edge (paraphrasing - he said our coaches feel really, really good and pointed out that we are the only official he is sure of).

07/12/2018 - 5:29pm Sure, I get that, but it…

Sure, I get that, but it doesn't seem like USC has a lot of momentum here right now. We've also signed two LA four stars in Jim's tenure and have another committed in Charbonnet, so the notion that we are automatically unlikely to land an LA kid with a USC offer is flawed.

07/12/2018 - 5:25pm You could find someone who…

You could find someone who says we lead, someone who says Oklahoma, and some who would say Bama. Our recruits who talked with him at the Opening think we lead, and our coaches think that's a distinct possibility. He's a bit of a mystery at this point.

07/12/2018 - 4:07pm Only if middle name is Rum

Only if middle name is Rum

07/12/2018 - 3:04pm Yeah, Hill would be an…

Yeah, Hill would be an amazing get. A top ten player from a different state at a school we don't have an "in" at, whose brother starts for another Power 5 team in that state. Eye-popping speed at a position of need. I don't think any of Michigan, Bama, Oklahoma, or Oklahoma State are supremely confident with this one.

07/12/2018 - 2:51pm Other Michigan commits think…

Other Michigan commits think we are getting Hill (I think McNamara especially). Coaches are cautiously optimistic as we are battling in-state Oklahoma and Alabama. I think Hill likes our players/commits and is especially intrigued by his opportunity to play right away (Kinnel graduates and his current backup is...?).

 

Ford is going to be an in-season guy. I think USC is running behind Colorado, us, and Oregon right now, but they're obviously the local school. I think it'll ultimately come down to the season - how we do as a team and how well we do with his visit. Have a good year and kill his visit and I'd guess we get Ford, especially because USC and Colorado won't have good years, and I'd be surprised if Oregon was great, although they will have a strong passing game.

07/12/2018 - 2:47pm Better admire it while you…

Better admire it while you can, that's like Halley's Comet.

07/12/2018 - 2:38pm Top two or three for all of…

Top two or three for all of them, top two for most. Most think we lead for Keegan, some would guess we lead for Hill, Crouch, Ford, and Jackson (but others would say second or third). Probably second for Harrison, Karlaftis (obviously, or he'd have flipped already). Cine, Ike, Johnson, and Robinson would get "cloudy" crystal balls from me. Cine has a ton of PSU balls, but loved his visit, loves Don Brown, and PSU has two or three safeties so far. I have no idea what Ike's leanings are, and he's probably not a take if we land Keegan, as that would make us full at OL. Johnson seems to be a battle between us and Notre Dame, but Stanford is in there too. His mom is a Michigan alum. Robinson is blowing up, obviously, and is a take for us, OSU, and Bama, and also likes Purdue and Kentucky. No idea who he favors.

07/12/2018 - 2:32pm Everything I have heard has…

Everything I have heard has USC (and UCLA) not in his top group right now and him wanting to leave LA. He mentions us with Colorado and Oregon as the schools recruiting him the hardest. He's been labeled with the classic "different kind of kid" tag from analysts. I'd put Michigan at 40% against the field here. 

07/12/2018 - 2:22pm Well deserved. Both are…

Well deserved. Both are great athletes and guys that you can use in many ways. Giles Jackson's 3.85 shuttle is absurd.

07/12/2018 - 2:13pm Yep. They are:

36. Chris…

Yep. They are:

36. Chris Hinton

40. Zach Charbonnet

86. Eric Gray

146. Stephen Herron Jr. 

154. Nolan Rumler

193. David Ojabo

225. Mazi Smith

237. Karsen Barnhart

 

Still major players for:

2. DE Zach Harrison

8. S Daxton Hill

9. DE George Karlaftis (Purdue)

13. WR Kyle Ford

37. ATH Quavaris Crouch

77. S Lewis Cine

108. OT Trevor Keegan

164. OT Danielson Ike

169. WR Cornelius Johnson

208. ATH Giles Jackson

238. ATH Wandale Robinson

07/12/2018 - 2:06pm And Gray #5. We now have two…

And Gray #5. We now have two top five backs, and a very good shot at #3 WR, #14 overall Kyle Ford. It's almost as if this staff knows what they're doing.

07/12/2018 - 2:04pm Remember when I said…

Remember when I said Charbonnet was underrated and Kurpit was extra quick to chime in with the "lol Michigan fans gonna Michigan fan, every recruit is underrated to you"? Pepperidge Farm remembers. 

07/11/2018 - 11:01pm My instinct wouldn’t have…

My instinct wouldn’t have been to put Peru in the top 3 or 4 “talent producing” countries. I’d say Venezuela (though the women that still have meat on their bones have a reputation for being Gold diggers), Argentina, Colombia, Brazil.

Mexico tops all of South America though, and I’m definitely not biased at all.

07/11/2018 - 10:01pm Well, we found John McAfee's…

Well, we found John McAfee's Michigan blog burner account.

07/11/2018 - 9:59pm The women, and probably the…

The women, and probably the soccer and cocaine, aaaaaand the list is done.

07/10/2018 - 5:12pm Potentially. For one, GJIII…

Potentially. For one, GJIII and Sainristil and Barrett and Jackson and Robinson are all different types of athletes. Moreover, Hamler is 5'8 and he's up to 175 now. He was 150lbs in high school, much smaller than Jackson, the smallest of the aforementioned five recruits. Hamler's size issue is a major issue, imo. He's going to be smaller than every DB who covers him and probably weaker. He'll only have success if he can make it through whole seasons without getting hurt, which is obviously TBD given his size.

07/10/2018 - 3:11pm I also think Ross will be…

I also think Ross will be very good. I still think he will pass Gil in fall camp. 

 

I watched both Hamler and Ross play in the state title game a couple years ago. Both very good football players. Hamler is pretty undersized, but uber twitchy. Hill can blanket him though.

07/10/2018 - 3:00pm Yep, but the nice thing is…

Yep, but the nice thing is that, when the season finally comes, the media won't be able to ignore the great players on our team for much longer. Win our first few games, make some big plays, and everyone will pay close attention again.

07/10/2018 - 2:54pm Who on our OL would be…

Who on our OL would be seriously underrated? Ruiz? Higdon is a decent choice here, but I would have gone with our other #22, in Long. Hill is grabbing all the attention at corner - and he deserves a great deal of attention - but Long has been equally good so far. Also, I don't feel like enough people recognize how good Gary has become because he hasn't put up silly sack numbers so far, but he does make the top 15 of every first round mock draft so maybe he's well-recognized.

07/09/2018 - 7:37pm That host definitely peed…

That host definitely peed himself a little. Had to be thinking "what did I sign up for?"

07/09/2018 - 7:24pm For "things Jim will…

For "things Jim will probably discuss" you forgot: World War II, the Hildesheim Diocesan Feud, the thick skin on the faces of male Warthogs that gives them their name but is really a misnomer because it's actually thick skin (not literal warts) that serves as protection fighting other males during mating season, and how he used to trick the ice cream truck guy into serving him twice by building an entire prop neighborhood two streets down.

07/09/2018 - 5:26pm I <3 Jean-Ralphio

I <3 Jean-Ralphio

07/09/2018 - 5:24pm These fucking women, man…

These fucking women, man. Trying to give us perspective and rationality and love. Who needs em?

07/09/2018 - 2:52pm Everyone also has a father,…

Everyone also has a father, and yet here you are being a dick. You're the worst poster here - fight me IRL, pussy.

07/09/2018 - 12:16pm Yeah it's a mix of "can she…

Yeah it's a mix of "can she stand being around my crazy ass?" and "can I stand her not understanding that this game is vital to my happiness for the next 4 days?". Do beer and wings pre- and in-game. Popeyes and whiskey to cool down. If we really look good and cruise maybe I'll get some ice cream too to really top off the cheat day.

07/09/2018 - 11:59am I'm planning to watch it on…

I'm planning to watch it on a large TV, in a dark room, alone. I will have two boxes: a happy box for a win and a sad box for a loss. Popeyes and Whiskey in both boxes. If my girl can tolerate me during this time, maybe she will watch with me.

 

I am supremely confident about this game today, but without fail I will feel like throwing up come kickoff.

07/08/2018 - 9:33am I wouldn’t be shocked if…

I wouldn’t be shocked if Harrison played Anchor in our system and not End. He’s super skinny at 6’6 245. A college weight program will get him to 280 easily without sacrificing his athleticism. Now, that could look like Taco or that could like Rashan. If he’s still super fast and athletic at 280 he could go to 290. However, I can’t see him playing college ball at under 270, at which point you might as well play him at Anchor unless you have another 275-290lb stud over there.

07/05/2018 - 8:14pm I eat a lot of cauliflower…

I eat a lot of cauliflower nowadays, so I’m with you, but I still have to get my wings fix on cheat days.

07/05/2018 - 8:06pm God help you if you don’t…

God help you if you don’t think chicken wings are amazing. I can’t fathom being that miserable a person.

07/03/2018 - 5:51pm He’s only going to be here a…

He’s only going to be here a year anyways, but that has nothing to do with this contract. This is just for shits and gigs.

07/02/2018 - 1:00pm Harrod’s not a four star,…

Harrod’s not a four star, staff has moved on from him. Sam might not have a CB in for this pending commit - he tries to not steal kids’ thunder by throwing a last second CB in just to boost his score.

07/02/2018 - 12:33pm He's such an interesting…

He's such an interesting recruitment. He's from Florida originally, he was living in Boston and going to Everett when we offered him, and just moved to Texas this year. He has 100% CBs to PSU, but they've already taken two safeties in this class and 10 of those 12 crystal balls came in February of this year or earlier. He's kind of a Don Brown special, we just got him on campus for the first time, and I think his recruitment has tipped away from PSU and towards us.

07/02/2018 - 12:12pm If it's truly a kid that is…

If it's truly a kid that is already rated as a 4-star on the composite, I'm gonna be optimistic and say Keegan or Cine, leaning to Keegan. 

06/29/2018 - 1:06pm Your title alone almost…

Your title alone almost qualifies for a diary

06/28/2018 - 6:11pm Yeah, not trolling, not…

Yeah, not trolling, not trying to look superior or like "the good guy". I couldn't give my money to the kickstarter fast enough. Just giving consumer feedback which is kind of important when running a business.