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09/03/2016 - 9:50am One of you is wrong and should feel terrible about yourself.

One of you is wrong and should feel terrible about yourself.

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09/19/2015 - 6:10pm I was pleasantly surprised.

I was pleasantly surprised.

09/19/2015 - 6:10pm Sorry you didn't like the

Sorry you didn't like the picture. I didn't put it up though. 

08/04/2015 - 5:37pm You're welcome, Elno Lewis.

Always appreciate a comment from the WLA.

--Ace.

01/28/2015 - 4:06pm kinda like #turntothesideandcough

kinda like #turntothesideandcough

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11/09/2014 - 4:12pm Fenestrated, duh.

I'm guessing you're an M2, so tell me...

What are the arteries that make up the posterior circulation to the brain?

(hope you're enjoying neuro.)

08/27/2014 - 10:33pm I'm not dead yet!

I'm not dead yet!

01/09/2014 - 5:24pm awwwwwww

awwwwwww

11/20/2013 - 6:55pm Kalis may be working his way

Kalis may be working his way back into the lineup at RG, moving Magnuson over to LG and bumping Bosch out of the lineup, but you didn't hear that from me.

11/11/2013 - 2:54pm No, not really. Later though

No, not really. Later though I asked him if he ever receives coaching input from his players (seniors, captains) and all he said was "Yeah. We talk." And then he stared into my soul for a few seconds.

11/06/2013 - 2:02pm The first string units take a

The first string units take a handful of snaps against each other every day at the end of practice and when doing situational drills (red zone, goal line, two-minute). Positions groups will go against each other by depth chart, too (starting receivers against starting corners, starting O-line vs. starting D-line). I'm pretty sure the coaches are fully aware of what matchups they like to have in practice in order to give everyone the best looks. 

11/05/2013 - 5:10pm Addendum

I went back and forth about whether or not to include this, but I guess I asked it, so ... here it is:

MGoQuestion: Brady said he thought the game plan was correct, but hindsight is always 20/20. Knowing what you know now, what would you have done differently?

"I won't answer that question. I won't answer it. That's a loaded question. There's no way to answer that. Obviously we thought we were doing what was best. Looking back with 20/20 [hindsight] has an effect on Nebraska. It has no effect on Michigan State."

Al Borges hates me!

10/25/2013 - 4:22pm "Has you added to that this

"Has you added to that this week?"

Come on, Heiko. Pull it together.

10/16/2013 - 5:53pm Not in the transcript. Just

Not in the transcript. Just stuff I've been hearing that I occasionally post.

10/02/2013 - 6:12pm ding ding.

ding ding.

09/14/2013 - 7:48pm Now I feel stupid. I take it

Now I feel stupid. I take it all back. FIRE DAVE BRANDON.

09/04/2013 - 5:47pm Yeah, the latter.

Yeah, the latter.

09/04/2013 - 5:01pm 1. Just wondering if pregame

1. Just wondering if pregame prep has changed over the last couple years. 

2. They got fooled by MSU last year, presumably because Dantonio was like, "hrgmph i'll show you fake punt."

Also, sometimes I ask questions just to hear the sound of my own voice.

09/04/2013 - 4:28pm Not an MGoQuestion, so not an

Not an MGoQuestion, so not an MGoJinx.

09/03/2013 - 9:55am I've thought about

I've thought about attributing other reporters, but I decided against it because people are sensitive about these things. A great question to one person may seem like a stupid question to someone else. Plus most of them are not there looking for penetrating and intellectual discussions about football. They're there to get quotes for their stories, and sometimes coaches answer crappy questions more willingly than good ones. 

Anyway, the guy who asked that question was Craig Ross, who is the man.

09/01/2013 - 9:40pm I made a mental note to check

I made a mental note to check that but then I had to go to the bathroom and apparently pissed away my short-term memory. Anyway, fixed.

09/01/2013 - 9:37pm Eagle eyes.

Eagle eyes.

09/01/2013 - 4:40pm Anyone not listed on the

Anyone not listed on the travel squad, I think.

08/27/2013 - 10:10pm DaMario Jones looks like the

DaMario Jones looks like the freshman receiver most likely to get playing time this season. 

The other non-Gordon spot seems to be improved from his bowl game performance.

Other than that I got nothin'.

08/26/2013 - 7:54pm This is going to be a long

This is going to be a long week.

08/21/2013 - 4:14pm Aha. 

Aha. 

08/21/2013 - 11:48am Wouldn't worry about Clark at

Wouldn't worry about Clark at 3-tech. He's strong and not that much lighter than Jibreel. He could be effective there as a mismatch vs. guards on passing downs. 

08/18/2013 - 2:06pm I sure showed him!

I sure showed him!

08/18/2013 - 1:51pm Sorry, I should have

Sorry, I should have clarified: 2nd best backup. Glasgow has been taken snaps at both left guard and center and is better suited for guard than Braden. In fact there has been word percolating from practice that Glasgow managed to execute a reach block effectively. Anyway, I think the rationale for moving Braden to tackle was because 1) tackle is his ultimately destination, and Michigan is short on tackles next year, 2) Bryant is a better guard and is better at pulling, and 3) Glasgow can backup at left guard if center doesn't work out.

08/18/2013 - 1:39pm Yeah there was some

Yeah there was some reshuffling because of Bryant's absence. I'm just saying that Braden hasn't practiced at guard since Bryant took the spot about a week ago. With Bryant out I'm sure Braden is at least the 2nd best option at left guard. He did spend most of spring practice there, after all. 

08/18/2013 - 1:25pm Unfortunately I don't have

Unfortunately I don't have any real insight as to why they didn't play. I do know that Black has been out for about a week, though, which is why we heard about Tom Strobel getting more snaps at 3-tech when the BTN guys went to Michigan's practice.

08/17/2013 - 2:39pm No. I was asking about ball

No. I was asking about ball placement. Previously Borges instructed all his QBs to err on the side of overthrowing his receivers to avoid jump ball situations. As we all saw in 2011, a lot of underthrown balls ended up being big plays because our receivers were so good at outjumping DBs. Borges said that made him rethink the ball placement philosophy a bit. I was just wondering if he still felt that way. 

08/17/2013 - 10:09am There's probably about 15 of

There's probably about 15 of us on any given day. Borges likes to pick on a few of us -- it's usually me, Chantel, and Angelique who regularly banter with him. The Daily kids will be here once the semester starts, so yes, right now I am one of the younger people on the beat.

When I retire from mgoblog after the season, I'll write up a post about my experiences. The press conferences aren't that exciting on a daily basis, but I've definitely collected some interesting observations over past couple years.

08/14/2013 - 11:58am How do I downvote this

How do I downvote this

08/12/2013 - 1:25pm They were in nickel, so

They were in nickel, so having a guy next to Wormley in a four-man front could have made him look like a 3-tech.

08/12/2013 - 1:22pm Black didn't practice,

Black didn't practice, either. That's why I'm guessing he had a boo boo. Strobel's and Wormley's positions come from people who have been at Michigan's practice.

08/12/2013 - 1:17pm Yup. Now will Strobel see the

Yup. Now will Strobel see the field this year? Uh, probably not. 

08/12/2013 - 1:04pm A few notes:

Ahem.

  • Bolden ahead of Morgan is likely temporary. Morgan didn't practice Saturday, so I'm guessing he had some sort of boo boo.
  • No mention of Jibreel Black also probably has to do with a boo boo. 
  • Strobel is a 3-tech, Wormley is an SDE. 
  • No one beats Lewan in pass rush like ever.
  • Dymonte Thomas has been splitting time at backup nickel and backup safety.
  • I wouldn't count out Chris Bryant for LG. Other than Kalis, I think the other two interior line positions are pretty wide open. So yes, I am retracting my previous statement that Braden is a lock for LG.
  • I don't think Green and Beyer practiced this weekend. Still, the general sentiment is that Green will be fine. No idea about Beyer though.
08/09/2013 - 3:52am Craig Ross!

Craig Ross!

08/07/2013 - 6:41pm I'm posting Mattison tomorrow

I'm posting Mattison tomorrow morning.

08/06/2013 - 2:59pm From what I know, they did

From what I know, they did make the move. He's a SAM. I'll ask about him Thursday.

08/06/2013 - 2:43pm He's been practicing at SDE.

He's been practicing at SDE.

08/06/2013 - 2:13pm The interior D-line is pretty

The interior D-line is pretty stacked, so if Poggi plays it will be at SDE. I don't think he practiced yesterday but I'll ask about him in the coming weeks.

08/02/2013 - 12:39pm Hoke drives a Tahoe.

Hoke drives a Tahoe.

07/24/2013 - 2:43pm Seth and I just had a gchat

Seth and I just had a gchat battle, and I made his computer fall to the floor, so I win. 

07/17/2013 - 4:33pm Inexperience contributes more

Inexperience contributes more than lack of talent. The inability of tailbacks to create their own opportunities is probably a factor, too, albeit indepedent of line play.

07/17/2013 - 1:56pm He's married to a Sparty AND

He's married to a Sparty AND he's racist???

07/15/2013 - 1:00pm Yeah, Damion Terry is way

Yeah, Damion Terry is way more dual threat. I don't think he's going to play this season, so I left him out of the conversation.

As far as Cook is concerned, he had positive yardage vs. TCU. In fact he converted on 3rd-and-7 with his legs. Also, just watch his high school highlights.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2ldTfqM648

Dude likes to truck people. 

07/15/2013 - 12:17pm I know, wasn't that cool!?

I know, wasn't that cool!?

07/15/2013 - 12:13pm Rush might be moving over to

Rush might be moving over to WDE this season but I'm pretty sure Gholston was always a WDE. That's how we get all the Gholston vs. Lewan stuff.