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01/14/2019 - 11:52pm The last two years will…

The last two years will really help Michigan recruiting. We are now a legitimate elite team: top two and placing players into the NBA. We are now competing with Duke on equal grounds (except that Bellein has not coached the Olympics.)

11/22/2018 - 7:54pm Purdue!!!

The Buckeye fans…


The Buckeye fans in my family expect Michigan to win this year. They think Meyers is leaving.

11/10/2018 - 11:55am Alabama has the Citadel; we…

Alabama has the Citadel; we have Rutgers. Good teams need a cup cake late in the season to heal up; solve problems like the field goal kicking game; give the third string some game experience and pad the win total. It's better than the Citadel in that this game is a conference win!

Don't knock Rutgers! Celebrate that they McGoo's can move us one step closer to our goal.


11/01/2018 - 10:45pm I like this rating. It makes…

I like this rating. It makes great bulletin board stuff to motivate our team. I do not like high preseason ratings because the players might believe them and slack off. The only ratings that mean anything are those based on performance- not on speculation. ESPN really doesn't understand how Bellein develops players. They just believe that last season's record, personnel loses and recruiting ratings determine how a team will perform. They really don't believe that coaches do anything except design plays.

10/27/2018 - 11:40am What do you expect from a…

What do you expect from a person appointed to coverup Nasser's abuse of MSU co-eds.

10/24/2018 - 5:23pm Are we going to send our…

Are we going to send our legal team to the Blue Hens (U. of Delaware)?

09/01/2018 - 12:45pm Why isn't this on the front…

Why isn't this on the front page? I look forward to this column every game day. 

08/27/2018 - 11:48pm Too late for me; I already…

Too late for me; I already switched to DirectTV. 

07/24/2018 - 2:21pm In Oregon, I switched from…

In Oregon, I switched from Comcast to Direct TV because they dropped the BTN in the Spring. It has saved me some serious money.

07/18/2018 - 12:29am I do not like the new site…

I do not like the new site. The football player on the left in the banner creeps me out; I liked the old sidebar as a way of navigating the site; the white space is boring and harder for me to get interested in the content. I just find the whole new format off-putting and alien. Bring back the old format with a more stable platform.

07/08/2018 - 6:39pm This link doesn't work with…

This link doesn't work with the computer version either.

06/16/2018 - 11:41am What used to be simple is…

What used to be simple is now complex. That is not a good thing. 

04/16/2018 - 8:06pm Comast has to do penance

They knocked the B1G Network off my service this weekend. I wnet to watch Michigan baseball and was told that this network is no longer carried. I guess they don't want my ten dollars a month surcharge for the sports package. SEC and PAC are included channels. I live in Oregon.

04/01/2018 - 12:15pm We are playing with house money.

No one expects us to win. We should go out, enjoy every miinute, relax and shoot the house lights out with a rain of threes. When we are relaxed and enjoying the game; no one can beat us.

Hail to the Victors! Champions of the West.

03/31/2018 - 1:18pm We need to clean up passing

Last year, sloppy passing drove me crazy. It is still driving me crazy. Lacrosse needs to learn from Bellein that you need to work on fundamentals. There have been too many unforced turnovers in this game.

03/18/2018 - 10:37am I enjoy shooting pool.

But I would rather see Poole shoot!

The bench won this game. Our starters seemed to have problem with depth perception in both games.

03/17/2018 - 12:20am History is Made.

This is why I watch March Madness. It is MAD. I thought Buffalo knocking off Arizona was the big upset of the first round - but this game is the upset of the Century. In this tournament you have to take everyone seriously. LOVED IT!!

03/04/2018 - 6:50pm Hail to the Victors!

Champions of the West!


03/03/2018 - 4:37pm Our boys didn't have their mind on the game.

They are really worried about what else the FBI knows about us.

02/23/2018 - 12:51pm This is the FBI not NCAA

THe NCAA will immediately suspend all players mentioned until the FBI releases its full report. For MSU, it doesn't rain but it pours. This is minor compared to the sexual abuse scandal at MSU. The situation at MSU is now worse than both Baylor and PSU.

02/20/2018 - 3:00pm I hear

That curling is so popular that NBC is pushing to have lawn bowling in the summer olympics.

02/05/2018 - 4:24pm TO change the subject.

This year's half time show was a huge disappointment. I think Justin TImberlake thinks that he is more entertaining than he is. I missed the staging and complexity of the last few years. It was not worth an extra 15 minutes of my time. Bring back Lady Gaga.

02/04/2018 - 12:34pm The Brady Documentary

The comments regarding Brady's children following the documentary about him this week explains why he destroyed his phone. I wouldn't trust the NFL when it comes to releasing leaks to the tabloids. It was good judgment on Brady's part. Giselle is big tabloid news.

01/24/2018 - 1:18pm MSU will pay a price.

Just because of their insenstivity and inaction, MSU bettter be prepared for millions of dollars in law suit penalties to victims. I hope that insurance does not cover it because of gross, criminal indifference.In most states, gross negligence by people in power, including trustees, can open them to being personally sued for their actions.

12/12/2017 - 1:53pm Looking forward to the QB competition.

Given the rate at which quarterbacks are injured, we may need three outstanding quarterbacks by the end of the season. Not a prediction, just a precaution. 

11/22/2017 - 9:18pm Matthew's cramping

Matthew suffered from some really bad cramping in the second half which really had me worried. VCU got back into the game while he was recovering. If we can improve the point guard play, I think we will make the big dance.

11/17/2017 - 7:44pm Been there; done that.

When I was on a tour of China in Guilin; a boy came up and patted me on the stomach. I finally figured out that he was saying "Happy Buddha; Happy Buddha."


11/17/2017 - 7:44pm Been there; done that.

When I was on a tour of China in Guilin; a boy came up and patted me on the stomach. I finally figured out that he was saying "Happy Buddha; Happy Buddha."


11/17/2017 - 7:44pm Been there; done that.

When I was on a tour of China in Guilin; a boy came up and patted me on the stomach. I finally figured out that he was saying "Happy Buddha; Happy Buddha."


11/11/2017 - 10:44pm Notre Dame

The Catholic Baylor:  Where football is more important than morality 

On the other hand, MSU has Nasser.

11/11/2017 - 1:47pm Question

How does Maryland score a touchdown in this game? (counter punt). Maryland doesn't have  a quarterback.

11/05/2017 - 10:24pm Go, Go Gophers

Fleck is the perfect coach for Minnesota as he is kind of a cartoon chariacature of a coach.

09/30/2017 - 10:44pm I like Brian Kelly

I like Brian Kelly right where he is. The longer he stays at Norte Dame; the better I like it. 

09/24/2017 - 12:05pm The Wolverines.

They are just plain nasty and rip their prey to shreds.

09/05/2017 - 1:15pm This is fun

But it is meaningless. Ratings are just for discussion until about week five.Let's win this on the field. I think we have a  top defense, great potential at receiver and special teams. Solid group of running backs. (Isaac finally is living up to his recruiting hype.), the offensive line  is greatly improved but QB scares me.  Speight kept Florida in the game with passes that were either two high or three feet out of bounds. If we had consistentlly good quarterbacking, I would say we can beat anybody - but we don't.

09/02/2017 - 8:35pm Western Michigan looks great today.

They will cover the spread. I they may lose but they are playing a great game.I think MSU may be the third best team in Michigan.

08/22/2017 - 6:46pm After this year.

MSU fans will want to burn coaches.- or at least fire them.

08/16/2017 - 2:55pm I grew up in Northern Ohio

There are a lot of Michigan fans in the Akron Cleveland Toledo area.Michigan has always recruited well in this area. Ann Arbor is as close to CLeveland as Columbus.

07/25/2017 - 2:56pm The no calls in that game were bad.

The calls that were not made on third down plays involving flagrant defensive holding of receivers affected the game as much as the bad calls that were made.

07/11/2017 - 1:05pm One other site

GBMWolverine message board.  It is a little ingroupish but the analysis is often quite good and professional. I discovered both this board and GBMWolverine from a NY Times article about the best sports discussion blogs. I follow Touch the Banner but do not post on it. 

07/05/2017 - 11:40am Offense

Kareem Walker

07/04/2017 - 6:11pm He will always be a Michigan Man

The real mission of the university is to provide an excellent  education. I trust he will take full advantage of this opportunity and be a man we can all be proud of. This is the way we all pay it forward. Football is only a few years; education is for ever.


06/15/2017 - 8:00pm We should be the National Champions for that year.

with an asterisk


06/01/2017 - 9:51am MSU hopes to be bowl banned this year.

It is a meaningless penalty. They aren't going to be bowl eligible anyway.

05/30/2017 - 7:53pm I am not the grammar police.

But this makes about four times in the last week that I have seen you're transcribed as your. Michigan grads should know better. 

05/22/2017 - 8:56am Lacrosse is becoming a national sport

The Oregonian has a profile of the top lacrosse players in the Portland Oregon league. Players from this league are going to top programs (including Michigan).  I do think getting a soldic coach can move Michigan to the next level. One of the things that bothered me this year were the number of turnovers from inability to respond to defensive pressure as well as sloppy passing. Good coaching can fix this. Denver is the best example of how an outstanding coach can build an outstanding program in the middle of nowhere (in lacrosse terms.) 

05/08/2017 - 7:22pm He probably chose Kentucky

Because he can start four years as long as he doesn't get hurt. Now where can we find a great left tackle to recruit?

05/02/2017 - 6:37pm Coach Paul did an outstanding job.

In moving Michigan from a club sport to a varsity sport but he was out of his depth at the Division I level. Sloppy passing, lack of agression on grounders, and some of the turnovers that I have witnessed in Michigan games are indications of coaching problems. This team has some real potential but needs to respond better to defensive pressure and get more mid-field depth. I do hope that Coach Paul is rewarded in someway for getting us to this level. 

04/29/2017 - 8:01pm Other than geography

There is no reason for Michigan fans to be Lions fans. If you look at their draft choices, the Lions have no love for Michigan players. I think Jackssonville and MIami have drafted more Michigan players than the Lions have. On the other hand, given the Lions track record, I am not sure that I want Michigan players playing for the Lions. 

04/29/2017 - 2:29pm The Lions plan is

To have the number one pick next year!

They are jealous of how many picks the Browns have.