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07/16/2018 - 4:08pm I had him come in around 51…

I had him come in around 51 flat. Not bad at all. 

07/11/2018 - 9:54am (No subject)

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07/11/2018 - 9:51am (No subject)

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07/11/2018 - 6:48am Harrison may be a quiet kid,…

Harrison may be a quiet kid, but, as they say, still waters often run deep. If the article is accurate, the parents are a likely source of anxiety for him preferring a "neutral" third party to the "place up north." They may have other friends/associates who are OSU fans and are thinking about those relationships. For Zach, it comes down to making the easy local choice and pleasing others, or following his own road. What was it that Ricky Nelson once sang?... "You can't please everyone, so ya... got to please yourself." Let's hope he makes HIS choice, whatever that honestly is.

06/29/2018 - 1:00pm Sounds a bit like Bill…

Sounds a bit like Bill Belichick (who, rumor has it, is a fairly decent coach).

06/08/2018 - 5:09pm I'm very impressed with this…

I'm very impressed with this run. He looks incredibly fresh after crossing the line. 

06/08/2018 - 4:52pm Could be a special season if…

Could be a special season if the stars align and, as Harbaugh would say, "the creek don't rise".

05/30/2018 - 11:42pm His 247 comments are very telling...

..."It really gave me an idea of what Coach Harbaugh was like and how involved he is with the program," Carpenter told 247Sports following that visit. "Getting to meet and know Coach Harbaugh was probably the highlight of my visit. My parents and I have the utmost respect for Coach and what he's about after taking this visit. The time he invested in us during our conversations was more than any head coach has done at any school we’ve visited to date. We truly feel like he treated us like family and are grateful for his transparency and honesty (during the visit)."

05/12/2018 - 8:52am Okay...

...I'm going to say it...
On several of those runs, his vision, balance, cut-backs and burst was reminiscent of a young B. Sanders.

He seems to be a good all-around player.

05/12/2018 - 8:48am Okay...

...I'm going to say it...
On several of those runs, his vision, balance, cut-backs and burst was reminiscent of a young B. Sanders.

05/02/2018 - 4:29pm I think...

...he meant marinade. 

04/27/2018 - 8:23am My avatar...

...can't stop singing the happy song.

 

04/25/2018 - 10:04am I'm old school...

... and likely few would agree with me, but I think if a player is offered an increasingly valuable scholarship at a major university he owes that University his best effort at obtaining a degree and remaining there as part of the bargain. Conversely, if a player is good enough out of high school to go directly to the pros, they should be allowed to do that. I think it should be either or. You're good enough to play pro ball? Then go for it. You need additional experience? Here's the collegiate offer. I hate the one and done policy.

04/21/2018 - 7:10am Don't fret...

...I'm sure they'll find the rascal that stole the turf and hold them to account.

04/12/2018 - 11:22pm He does deserve....

...our well wishes. He will always be a good ambassador for UM. That said, every time I watched him on the field, his play reminded of a less accurate version of Ryan Leaf.

04/12/2018 - 10:06pm Agreed.

I watched a few episodes and felt the show was a distraction. That said, I'm not sure our record would have been any different without the cameras, but I think knowing they're on you naturally alters behavior, which could easily alter performance in a negative way.

 

 

04/10/2018 - 2:01pm Taking this whole thing one step further...

...is the potential "can of worms" the NCAA is considering here. Subsequent claims of having been "misled" could cause other players down the road to submit transfer waiver requests even for the most specious of reasons. The NCAA may be weighing that as a possible, if not probable, outcome in the event they grant these waivers.

For instance, "Coach X said during my recruitment that I would play on offense, and they moved me to defense. I was misled and want to transfer and become immediately eligible to play offense somewhere else."   

Of course, I think players shouldn't be required to sit out a year anyway. It's a stupid rule as far as I can tell and only marginally protects institutions while greatly harming players, IMHO.

Time will tell... C'mon NCAA. Do the right thing and grant the waivers. 

04/06/2018 - 1:52am (No subject)

04/02/2018 - 12:58pm Well...

... like many teams, I think Michigan tends to play to the level of their opponent. Let's hope that happens tonight.

03/23/2018 - 7:40pm Well...

...it could be 'roid rage!

/s

03/23/2018 - 11:13am (No subject)

03/14/2018 - 9:55am I can only say...

YIKES!

What the hell happens to so many of these people who have cushy jobs and Bright Futures? I just don't get it.

02/23/2018 - 5:55pm (No subject)

02/13/2018 - 3:43pm The bigger question...

...is how in the hell is a word that's spelled "Paczi," pronounced "Poonch-Key???"

02/13/2018 - 3:41am Of course...

...this wouldn't necessarily preclude someone from using any other tent concept as long as it doesn't violate the patentable portions of this structure.

02/08/2018 - 11:43am (No subject)

02/08/2018 - 9:23am (No subject)

02/08/2018 - 9:08am The author of the article...

... is a Maryland grad. He doesn't like Harbaugh making turtle soup out of his Terps every year. Obviously a grudge there.

02/06/2018 - 3:58pm That landing...

...looked too smooth to be real. If real, I'm impressed. 

02/01/2018 - 4:48pm So...

...he gets to keep his stapler, too, eh?

 

01/31/2018 - 5:32pm Cool Guy...

...is probably referring to TB not sending him any $. That's a real A-Hole thing to do!

/s

 

01/29/2018 - 8:24am I dunno...

... I guess I'm old school. I don't understand why there needs to be 10 (or more) coaches in the first place. Seems like too many to me. I realize we live in an age of specialization, but can specialization become a double-edged sword at some point? Do players receive marching orders from their position coaches and the head coach is on staff in a secondary (motivational) coaching role? Seems like to many chefs in the kitchen to me. 

Then again, I don't know much about coaching in the first place.

01/27/2018 - 1:53pm Ya know...

...it's hard to assess bad play calling vs. bad play on the field. It may be more a function of poor execution by our players. Hard to say.

01/26/2018 - 6:08pm What was it...

...that Shakespeare once said?  Oh yeah... "Things without all remedy should be without regard."

01/12/2018 - 1:57pm Easily solved...

...with elevator cleats.

 

01/10/2018 - 5:44pm Aw hell...

...I'll be their HC for half of Caldwell's contract amount. I can coach them to mediocrity year in and year out, too.

 

01/10/2018 - 3:54pm Well...

...No Enos envy among staffers, to be sure.

01/09/2018 - 7:10pm I think...

...the big 10 refs are biased and when they all get together to play pinochle on their night off, they discuss their mutual disdain for Jim Harbaugh and cackle with glee with how few offensive holding penalties they called on Michigan's opponents. 

But of course, I'm biased. 

 

01/09/2018 - 3:58pm Repressed???

Sorry for double post... Double-click gone awry.

01/09/2018 - 3:49pm Repressed???
01/08/2018 - 10:30am Lloyd's words...

…were very prescient:  “I don't think there's any way in our sport you can do (a playoff) and determine a true national champion. I know there's a lot of people who want to see that happen, but I think there will always be controversy.”

I think controversy regarding the football NC will always exist.

01/05/2018 - 4:53pm The spawn of this evil...

01/04/2018 - 9:33pm I think Shea Patterson...

...will be the odds-on favorite to start at QB if he has command of the playbook. An older guy's prediction, for what it's worth.

 

01/04/2018 - 12:20pm Good call!

Pass pro is vital!

01/04/2018 - 11:57am How hard is it...

...to coach running backs? 

1. Protect the football.

2. Follow your blocks/blockers.

3. Don't directionally cut off of your inside foot.

4. Run to daylight.

5. Run hard and get positive yards after contact.

I think I'm qualified! Plus, I'll do it at a fraction of the cost of the typical assistant coach.

/s

01/04/2018 - 11:51am It is outrageous...

...but if the market will bear it, so be it. I find all sports-related salaries at both college and pro level ridiculously inflated, but I'm not one to stand in the way of free enterprise, either. 

 

01/03/2018 - 7:04am May these...

...ineffectual coaching types never "durkin" our door again!

12/29/2017 - 8:36am Sure wish I had...

...color TV. I actually grew up with a small B&W. Can still remember the day we got our first color TV. Probably about a 20" 4:3 screen!

12/29/2017 - 8:00am Unfinished business...

...can often override the "sensible" thiing to do. He strikes me as an unconventional football player. A throwback. A purist. I think he returns for one more year. He wants one more shot at MSU and OSU.

12/28/2017 - 10:21am To me...

...the entire notion that "intent to deceive" as a penalty seems specious. I mean, isn't that what offenses are supposed to do? Every game offenses change alignments and looks in an attempt to trick the opposing defense. As long as you follow the basic alignment and motion rules, I say trickery is all good. 

Where do you draw the line?? Are fake punts now a problem? Certainly there is intent to deceive if you run a fake punt. 

I just don't see the "intent to deceive" penalty as plausible. I didn't even know it was a thing until Harbaugh was called for it.