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09/14/2016 - 4:47pm Dawson

Does anyone know why David Dawson isn't getting a chance at LG? The season preview listed him as the top backup to Braden, and now he's not even getting garbage time snaps.

12/03/2015 - 8:08am Position Coaching

Alum, have you considered including what position they have coached?  Durkin, in addition to being DC, was the LB coach.  So Michigan needs a DC and a LB coach.  I know Gibson primarily handles the secondary, but with Zordich and Jackson already at Michigan where would Gibson fit in?  Who would handle the LBs?  Are there any guys on your list who primarily handle the LBs (or DL if Mattison moves back to coach LBs)?  Seems like a relevant consideration.

11/01/2014 - 1:23pm Manning had the LBs the

Manning had the LBs the previous 3 years and did a good job - if he moves back there it may make sense to keep him.

10/23/2014 - 8:03am Doesn't Brian have multiple

Doesn't Brian have multiple computer science degrees from Michigan? I'd guess that he knows this.

08/18/2014 - 8:05pm This is a good point -

This is a good point - neuroscientists now recognize that our brains (especially the prefrontal cortex, which is involved in decision making and impulse control) are not fully developed until age 25 or so.

01/03/2014 - 5:40pm Thanks

I'm the first to admit I'm not an Xs and Os person, which is why I posted and asked for thoughts. Thanks, your thoughts were interesting.

01/03/2014 - 5:18pm Grantland

There's a similar article up at Grantland about Gus Malzahn and the evolution of his offensive philosophy -

What's interesting to me about the article is the contrast to be made between Malzahn and Borges.  Several times Brian has opined that Borges' philosphy appears to be a Boise State "just plays" approach, i.e. a grab-bag of different plays that don't necessarily have any relationship to one another.  The idea, I think, is that when your players can properly execute all the plays it makes it hard for the defense because there is no context or pattern to try and discern what the next play will be.  Malzahn, on the other hand, has apparently embraced a "sequential" approach to offensive playcalling.  Malzahn has a base play or two with counters and counters to the counters, and the idea (if I understand the article right) is that as the defense adapts to the base plays, that dictates the next play called.  All the plays are tightly interrelated and make up a coherent whole.

I'd love to hear from some of the coaching types (Magnus, Space Coyote, etc.) about the pros and cons of each.  I'm sure both approaches can be successful given the right conditions.  But one of the things the article repeats is Malzahn's willingness and even desire to adapt and tailor his offense to the players he has.  Many have criticized Borges for not doing the same - is that something that, on some level, Borges (and probably Hoke as well) is just philosophically opposed to?

12/01/2013 - 7:10am Thanks

Another infrequent poster saying thanks for the great content and hard work. Don't let a vocal minority of malcontents and rabble rousers overwhelm you.

10/18/2013 - 4:03pm BCRF

There's a lot of criticism of Susan G. Komen here and elsewhere - probably rightly so, as only approximately 6% of funds Komen raises goes to actual research/cure efforts.  The rest goes to PR, marketing, and corporate salaries/expenses.  If you're inclined to give, a much better recipient of your money is the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (  88% of funds raised goes to research.

10/18/2013 - 3:47pm SC

The series Space Coyote did on Maize 'n Brew said that he would be without internet access all weekend.  So I doubt he's even seen this.

10/18/2013 - 3:45pm Gallon

And the down sign over Gallon's head has the bottom portion of the 2 cut off, so it looks like a big question mark over Gallon's head, as in "WTF is going on here?!"

10/10/2013 - 10:35am Kicking

Is kicking the DE out an easier assignment than others?  If so, what about switching Lewan and Schofield - let Schofield kick the DE out and get Lewan to handle a harder assignment inside?

10/09/2013 - 10:00am 2000

Team became varsity in 2000.  Before that it was a very successful club sport.

10/02/2013 - 10:07am Gardner

But doesn't that just take us back to the problem of execution and Gardner not being able to hit these simple routes?

07/18/2013 - 8:44am Safety

Mack Brown was recruiting that stuffed beaver as a safety.

06/27/2013 - 5:16pm Fred

Like Fred Flinstone travellin' around with bald feet

06/01/2013 - 5:18pm Cincinnati

Two "n"s, one "t".

09/10/2012 - 1:10pm 8-Ball

Brian's Norfleet voice sounds like 8-Ball the Tiger.

09/10/2012 - 10:17am Hoke and Early Enrollment

Hasn't Hoke said he's actually not that big of a fan of early enrollment?  And it's not a guarantee of future success.

05/23/2012 - 9:47am Rear Admiral

Junior admirals are usually called rear admirals, right?  The "Zoltan Mesko Rear Admiral of Space (And Special Teams)" has a nice ring to it.

12/28/2011 - 1:42pm Stanford

USC is on that list twice, and there is no Stanford.

11/09/2011 - 1:44pm SB Nation

Bill Connelly at SB Nation has a 10-2 Michigan team playing in the Gator Bowl against 6-6 Florida.  I'd take that.

10/28/2011 - 11:48am HOTTDM

Glad to see HOLD ON TO THE DAMN BALL make an appearance.

10/01/2011 - 12:19pm Players

According to yesterday's Unverified Voracity, the players are also the ones who want to hear Pop Evil.  Are you still okay with giving the players everything they want?

09/20/2011 - 10:38am Bo/Carr Players

I'd like to hear about the division, if any, between Bo-era and Carr-era players' views of the Rodriguez tenure.  I have it in my mind (perhaps erroneously) that Bo-era players were generally more willing to give Rodriguez a chance and see how it all turned out, while Carr-era players were much quicker to jump on Rodriguez for abandoning Michigan tradition, etc.  Is this true?  Was there a pattern to how former players viewed Rodriguez?

09/15/2011 - 8:40am Notre Dame

Notre Dame consistently brings in excellent recruiting classes but still stumbles on the field.  Why does this columnist now think that just because Hoke can bring in a top 3 class, the rest will be easy?  Not to say that Hoke et al. can't bring 'em in and also coach 'em up (Hoke uber alles), but rebuilding a program that can routinely beat Ohio and compete for national championships isn't going to be "easy" just because of recruiting.

08/28/2011 - 9:18am Funk

Funk's hat was like that too, it must be the Hoke staff style.

08/20/2011 - 7:39pm The Steampunk Emperor

Barkevious Mingo did indeed win the NOTY tourney, on the strength of a steampunk-themed campaign run by Orson Swindle at Every Day Should Be Saturday -

You're welcome.

08/11/2011 - 5:04pm Ryan and Robinson

Did anyone else click through to Jake Ryan's recruiting profile and laugh when Brian listed "having Greg Robinson as a position coach" as an asset of Ryan's that Obi Ezeh didn't have?  My, how times change.

07/30/2011 - 9:58am Tobias,

you blowhard!

04/27/2011 - 9:38am Same

I'm having the same problem - after you comment on a thread, you can no longer moderate any of the comments on that thread.

04/18/2011 - 5:40pm Yes

I completely support this - make the banner say "Every Day Should Be Charles Woodson Deserved the Heisman Day" or something like that.

04/14/2011 - 10:34pm Posted from iPhone

Parole granted!

04/12/2011 - 1:15pm Pine Trees

The player on the far right in the first picture looks like he's puking pine trees.  I think that would hurt, and is a very fitting image for the end of the hockey team's season.

04/05/2011 - 7:54pm Solo

Solo Alone is also a good one.  I imagine beatniks snapping their fingers and contemplating the poetic nature and melancholy of his (her?) existence.

01/31/2011 - 10:15pm Better yet, "GTFO Mike Brown

Better yet, "GTFO Mike Brown County."  He's got no clue.

01/07/2011 - 5:30pm And no one there for to give

And no one there for to give you no pain.

01/07/2011 - 5:28pm Spot on

This is exactly right.  As Bo used the term, "Michigan Man" meant someone who wanted to be at Michigan and was committed to the school, not someone who was looking around at / had committed to coach another school.  So frustrated at how this term has been twisted and warped.

01/07/2011 - 5:22pm Congrats

Congrats Mathlete, if you're reading - thanks for all the great content this season.

01/06/2011 - 3:23pm Ice

The ice for your soul-dong, however, is complimentary.

12/25/2010 - 8:56am Funke

Still doesn't beat being an analrapist.

12/19/2010 - 6:12pm USC

I hate myself for saying this, but either Carson Palmer or Matt Leinart deserve to be on that list.  Douchebags both from a school I hate, but they could play.

11/23/2010 - 8:40pm Vlad

Sticking by Vlad Emilien after his injury and reaffirming his scholarship offer while other programs backed off is another good example of what you describe, and while that decision may have cost the team a usable scholarship in the short term I think, over the long term, it's the kind of principled decision that builds programs you can be proud of.

Although, it is a little funny that I'm wishing he would be a bit less principled and stop being so damn loyal to Gibson et al., in much the same way that Lloyd stubbornly stuck with DeBord and Gittleson.

11/23/2010 - 9:50am OT?

Nothing about the exalted Space Emperor of Space could possibly be OT on MGoBlog.

11/12/2010 - 1:12pm Hypnocat

Hypnocat is making me confront the depths of my soul's terror at the thought of losing this game.  DO NOT WANT.

11/08/2010 - 8:51pm Seconded

I second the motion to name the last play of the Illinois game as the "Great Illinois Blitz of 2010."  Nicely phrased.

Also - south endzone.

11/04/2010 - 5:10pm Hegelian Dialectic

Thesis: this offense is crazy good.

Antithesis: it doesn't matter because the defense is terrible, and this team still can't beat any Big 10 opponent besides Indiana.

Synthesis: fix the defense and the team will be unstoppable.

Makes perfect sense to me.

11/03/2010 - 12:39pm If Turner had stayed he'd

If Turner had stayed he'd have torn his ACL tripping over a squirrel or lost a finger in a blender or some other such freakish happening would have prevented him from contributing.  Just have to grin and bear it, I suppose.

11/02/2010 - 8:39pm Bohemian Crapsody: The Remix!


First thing I thought of when I read this post.

10/28/2010 - 7:38am Redacted

I say we go a step further and refer to her only as [ANNOUNCER REDACTED].