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09/06/2017 - 9:52am His range

gives UM a considerable chance at points where other kickers wouldn't. That's an attribute that could lead to being top ten or possibly top five in Michigan history. Still too early to tell. His distance today is far more impressive than kickers of the (distant) past using rubber block tees.

03/17/2017 - 9:11pm I still don't understand

JH in IU's locker room during a game against Michigan. I'm sure it's been justified by some but that's out of bounds imo. You simply can't do it, even for your brother-in-law. You're paid millions of dollars to represent UM. Don't be in an opposing team's locker room when they're competing against Michigan, particularly when they're kicking our *ss. No, I'm not a troll. Yes, we all make mistakes. Of course I still love JH but let's be honest about this one.

01/19/2017 - 4:26pm Hey,

you got your points back. Nice! Glad you're feeling better.

01/08/2017 - 1:04pm Wikipedia

says he's been hired. So there's that:

"Alfonza "Pep" Hamilton (born September 19, 1974) is an American football coach who is the current Passing Game Coordinator and quarterback coach for the University of Michigan."

01/04/2017 - 4:09pm Les


01/02/2017 - 2:35pm Are we really

that confident this wasn't a mutual decision? It's not like JH can't attract elite assistants. Clearly the University will pay for them. Maybe JH wants to switch things up. Not saying Fisch isn't a very good coach but isn't UM supposed to have the BEST assistants available?

01/01/2017 - 10:41am Thanks. Serious question:

Are the girlie pics on TTB there to increase website traffic or for those of us with short attention spans? Or both?

12/25/2016 - 6:47pm You're not breaking any new rules...

Unless you haven't read what's been posted circa 2009.

12/22/2016 - 10:11am Thank you.

Very well said. In an attempt to lessen frustration for all in 2017 will you post updated rules/guidelines for creating threads? Many of us are happy to play by the rules but they need clarification. Yes, Brian posted some rules in 2009 via MGoBoard FAQ but a lot has changed since then. No need to throw things or put your head through the laptop screen!

12/18/2016 - 6:03pm He did call

at least one very good game vs OSU. ND game calls weren't horrible either.

12/18/2016 - 4:08pm They did.

Their defense was fantastic as was their o-line play with Pugh back. They did a great job running the ball. Was just their day. It happens.

12/18/2016 - 4:02pm How about

the Giants played great today at home?

12/15/2016 - 12:45pm I have.

I got a Genesis response: "No Reply at All."

12/15/2016 - 12:30pm I've read those rules many times.

They were posted over seven years ago. Seven. IMO they need to be updated and expanded. It's okay to post a "What are you drinking thread?" for the 100th time but a reasonable thread with a coaching question per se gets deleted? Makes no sense to me what stays and disappears here. Happy to play by the rules but please make them clear. An update every few years seems reasonable.

12/15/2016 - 12:09pm Is it such a strange idea

to have mods put out updated clear cut rules for posting? Wouldn't that save a lot of bashing that happens everyday on this blog? Participants are not on the same page as to what's threadworthy and what's not. Why not make it clear? Neg me for such an irrational statement.

11/29/2016 - 12:32pm Love it

Done. This is what Michigan people (and other good people) do.

11/20/2016 - 8:30pm delete. i was wrong. not the

delete. i was wrong. not the first time. won't be the last.

03/07/2016 - 12:37pm Reminds me of Bo and Butch Woolfolk

but in reverse. IIRC Bo was upset Butch ran track.

02/12/2016 - 1:39pm Some of us were alive

and actually attended games back then, pre "Big House" days. I distinctly remember being aware of the Rocky Mountains as I sat in the south end zone watching George Rogers and SC defeat UM. What a bummer that was at the time. 1-2. Ouch!

02/10/2016 - 7:19pm Thank you. Where is that t-shirt?

Harvard. The Michigan of The East.

02/04/2016 - 4:17pm Why it's Molk

There are only a handful of linemen in the NFL it can be possibly be. He talks about being under 285 pounds. His mother dying when he was young is a major theme throughout the book. He talks about an MCL injury during his college career at a major program. The book mentions him being one of the top linemen in the nation in college (i.e. Rimington Trophy winner). I can go on and on (several online reviews do) but if you read it there's no way you'll say it could be someone else.

02/02/2016 - 9:11pm What's childish

is a pro athlete making stupid tweets that reflect poorly on himself, his sponsors and an institution he's not even affiliated with. Hence the reason he deleted it.

02/02/2016 - 9:09pm delete


02/02/2016 - 8:47pm Maybe so

but he should know better than to tweet stupid comments. And it was stupid.

02/02/2016 - 5:16pm Zach Johnson

should know better. He's won two majors and many other tournaments as a pro golfer including The British Open last year. It's not like he's a stranger to social media. I get that he loves Iowa, but he didn't even go there. He went to Drake. The Tweet did nothing to help him or Iowa so he deleted it. His referring to JH as "Khakis" reminds me of frustrated Penn State fans back in November at Happy Valley. They were all upset whenever Jim complained to officials regardless of whether he had a point. Stop being frustrated because our coach is better than yours. Grow up or get a better coach yourself. If you can.

01/24/2016 - 10:35pm Out the window

I take it after tonight's two commitments we can throw this idea out the window?

12/24/2015 - 11:39am The only thing unexpected about Durkin

was him laying an egg in preparing for and coaching in tOSU game. I'm not saying it was easy. I'm not saying a better scheme or better in game adjustments would have changed the outcome. It was simply was a mediocre at best performance by Durkin. Behind closed doors I think Harbaugh was quite p*ssed off getting blown out at home after giving Durkin the flexibility to interview during game week. IMO Durkin showed his youth in the way he handled his last few weeks at Michigan. It's okay to consider another job when you're currently employed, but don't lay an egg in the most important game of the season for your boss and mentor.

12/16/2015 - 5:58pm Obviously

you don't read much.

12/16/2015 - 4:16pm Would UM win every game

if they had 21 clones of Peppers to play every position on both sides of the ball? The simple answer is yes due to speed, strength and athleticism, but I wonder how he'd match up against opposing linemen.

12/11/2015 - 3:47pm My father's autographed picture of Remy Hamilton

kicking the game winning field goal as time expired at Notre Dame Stadium on September 10, 1994. The cool thing is we were both there together that beautiful Saturday in South Bend.

12/04/2015 - 11:35am I wonder if

an experienced deputy could be found to help bring him up to speed.

12/03/2015 - 3:53pm Simple.

It's December and dark most of the time. We need light boxes for all of us in order to get the courtesy and love flowing again.

12/02/2015 - 9:23pm The danger is

unlike the rest of us, MGoBlog staff know where we all live.

12/02/2015 - 9:14pm 2006 defense

looked great until they gave up 26 points and almost lost to Hoke and Ball State, then had tOSU run right up the middle for substantial gains, followed by USC and Calvin Johnson embarrassingly hammering Morgan Trent and UM in the Rose Bowl. I liked Ron English too, but there are many other candidates with far less baggage and equal or better qualifications that want the job.

12/02/2015 - 3:52pm It's amazing to think

this woman is the same actress who was Jake Ryan's (no, not that Jake Ryan) hot blond girlfriend in Sixteen Candles. Remember the one who wakes up with Anthony Michael Hall in a car in the parking lot? Missing some hair if IIRC.

12/02/2015 - 3:32pm What is JH going to do

when he sees us all acting like this? We'll never be left home alone again! Seven years of college down the drain...

12/02/2015 - 3:27pm Luke

Fickell joins Michigan to get even with tOSU for demoting him after only one subpar season.

12/02/2015 - 2:31pm No.

Maryland won't be able to outbid Michigan to keep whomever Harbaugh wants.

12/02/2015 - 2:22pm Agreed,

and frankly he may have illustrated the danger of having a young D coordinator if indeed he let his next job interfere with producing the best possible scheme for tOSU.

12/02/2015 - 2:12pm Make that triple post

Computer is screwed up. Sorry.

12/02/2015 - 2:10pm You're correct,

and that's why UM needs to continue to hone it's recruiting scheme/message as well as improve results on the field. They need to continue making inroads out East for instance. They've obviously had success in NJ of late. In the Midwest everyone's familiar with both Michigan and State. Out here it's a lot different. I suspect the same is true in California and perhaps Florida. Michigan's academic, athletic and alumni success is very visible and well known. State? It's just another university out there somewhere west of Pennsylvania. UM needs to continue working to best leverage it's well known platform of excellence. Targeting recruits on the coasts and in Florida (which Harbaugh has started doing) is a great example.

12/02/2015 - 2:07pm Sorry for

the double post.

12/02/2015 - 1:29pm It's always the parents

who want their kids to go to Michigan over State. The kids see what's hot, fresh and choose it. I guess they don't appreciate a powerful alumni network that can help them in virtually any profession they choose after football. Somehow UM needs to get this message across better to teenage recruits. The parents realize their kids are choosing a Mercury over a Mercedes for the same price.

12/02/2015 - 12:10pm David Harris,

Prescott Burgess & Shawn Crable.

12/02/2015 - 11:26am Would rather have

seen OSU beat MSU. A lot of air came out of me (yes, there's a lot) watching the end of that game while waiting for a table in State College. Though I've been in a funk recently as have many of you, recent events are going to lead to even greater things for Michigan Athletics. Last Saturday's game is the jump the shark moment for tOSU Football. I know I'll be downvoted but I really do believe it. Either way Michigan is greatness and the past few weeks are small bumps in the road.

12/02/2015 - 11:11am Scott

Shafer not running the 3-3-5.

12/01/2015 - 8:19pm This statement is not correct

2006 was a better season than 2011.

12/01/2015 - 4:35pm Harbaugh would not

have allowed Brandon to intervene the way Hoke either agreed or allowed him to.

12/01/2015 - 4:16pm Brady's health and weight

were a serious issue I don't believe were ever discussed. When you're considerably overweight (not trying to be mean, but clearly obese) by inspection you're not healthy. Add to that the stress of coaching a P5 football program and you run the risk of serious illness such as heart attacks, etc. which Michigan can relate to. It doesn't reflect well on the university you represent nor is it fair to be that out of shape/unhealthy when you're paid millions of dollars to coach a team. I'm sure Michigan would have paid a nutrition and fitness specialist to literally shadow him all day and help bring him to better health. I always wanted to ask about this when he was HC. Slam me for piling on, but your health is important to your success.

12/01/2015 - 3:13pm It's really not that

I honestly mean to ask, why has there not been boo said about months! Are you telling me no one is writing a story in relation to him possibly coaching somewhere else now that we're in December? Seriously? A man who was The University of Michigan Head Football Coach (yes, "J. Ira and Nikki Harris") less than a year ago? It's relevant because it underscores what a drastic transition the program has been through in 12 short months. I don't mean to bash Hoke. I'm thankful for all the positives he has done for Michigan. I like to see data confirm hypotheses and that's what's happening with literally no mention of him in the media in quite some time.