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01/16/2019 - 8:26pm That resignation letter is…

That resignation letter is one of the worst attempts at ass-covering I have ever seen. He basically just spends 11 pages talking about how great a job he did and claiming the only reason he is being forced to resign is because of politics. The whole thing is just so horrifically transparent that it couldn't persuade a 3rd grader.

01/16/2019 - 3:21pm I think you're badly…

I think you're underrating Smith. He played in some bad offenses early in his career, behind some very bad offensive lines, and he still graduated in the top 20 in career rushing yardage at Michigan.

It's true that he wasn't fast. That is, in fact, an understatement. His speed was below average for the position. But he was practically the Platonic ideal of a tackle-breaking back. Big, incredibly strong, and with the balance of a world-class gymnast. His lack of speed probably means that he'll never be an NFL guy, but as a college back, he was quite effective.

01/14/2019 - 7:03pm He was committed to UConn…

He was committed to UConn before Michigan got him to flip. That's probably what you're thinking of.

01/09/2019 - 2:14pm Yes, he graduated in…

Yes, he graduated in December.

https://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/story/sports/2018/12/16/jalen-hurts-honored-among-alabamas-15-graduates-saturday/2326144002/

12/25/2018 - 9:27pm Hookers are also legal in…

Hookers are also legal in Greece. Not the blow though.

12/21/2018 - 10:33pm He doesn't necessarily have…

Wheatley doesn't necessarily have to leave for the draft, right? He redshirted in '15 so he should still have a year of eligibility left.

12/20/2018 - 9:51am I think he'd be a very good…

I think he'd be a very good running back , but I agree that he will most likely play LB.

12/12/2018 - 1:34am You need to click twice dude…

You need to click twice dude. Clicking once takes you to the tweet. Clicking it again expands the graphic so you can see all of it, not just the cropped version that appears above the tweet. (Have you never clicked on a twitter graphic before?)

If you had thought about it for a second, you should have realized your conclusion didn't make any sense. Where did you think I got the picture? Did I draw it up myself?

12/11/2018 - 6:47pm The graphic in the mlive…

DuI-AhEWkAE6XsU.jpg large.jpgThe graphic in the mlive article clearly says grayshirt at the bottom if you click on it to see the whole thing.

12/06/2018 - 7:10pm This is a really ignorant…

This is a really ignorant take, and it's difficult to imagine that it wasn't influenced by politics. Cuba is a solidly middle income country. It's certainly a much worse place to live than the great wealthy democracies of the West, but if Cuba is hell, so is half of the world.

There haven't been country-wide food emergencies in Cuba since the mid-90's. No one is ecstatic over chicken wings. Your picture of a populace on the precipice of mass starvation is simply not true.

12/04/2018 - 8:23pm I admit I'm surprised by…

I admit I'm surprised by this. He certainly did very impressive things as the OC at Alabama and he knows the area well, but he was kind of a disaster in New Mexico, his only stint as a head coach.

11/28/2018 - 7:45pm I don't think it's bizarre…

I don't think it's bizarre at all. Louisville has certainly had more recent success, but Purdue is at least as good of a program historically. And with the money generated by the Big Ten Conference and distributed to its member institutions, I doubt Purdue was significantly outbid financially either. It's difficult to say who has a "better foundation."

This may also be about Brohm's long term goals. If Brohm wants to end up at one of the college football powers, then he doesn't have anything to gain by going home to a second-tier job in Louisville. He's better off rebuilding Purdue, then leaving for a great job when the rebuild is complete.

 

 

11/20/2018 - 10:51pm As you can see from my last…

I thought it was clear that I was counting the guys currently on the roster, but I can see my formulation could have been clearer. But yes, All and Robinson will make 6 if they both enroll. And in an offense that routinely puts 3 TE's on the field at one time, 6 is probably a solid number on the roster.

11/20/2018 - 9:46pm TE offer. That's interesting…

TE offer. That's interesting. They've been after Isaiah Foskey for a while, but he seems headed elsewhere. Not surprising they would expand the board. If Gentry leaves, they will only have 4 scholarship guys on the roster. Considering the way this offense uses TE's, makes sense that they want to take 2 this year.

11/18/2018 - 4:47am I don't think it seems odd…

I don't think it seems odd at all. All the vipers that have played for Don Brown have played safety in high school.

Even if that wasn't the case, it's hardly unusual for a high school safety to make the transition to linebacker, especially a hybrid linebacker like the viper. Guys move down all the time.

11/10/2018 - 4:33pm I think this is precisely…

I think this is precisely the problem. They just have no respect for them. Everyone is convinced they can make a big play on every down.

11/08/2018 - 11:25am It's a very good time, to be…

It's a very good time, to be certain. I'm not sure I'd call it unreal. In my freshman year of high school, we had a very good track team. My school wasn't that big, but that was a good year for us talent-wise. On that team, we had 4 guys who ran a 10.9 or faster. Our fastest guy ran a 10.6.

On the other hand, I don't think any of those guys would have cracked 200 pounds. Doing it at 224 is very impressive.

11/07/2018 - 6:02pm Just testing

Just testing

Edit: It worked!

11/05/2018 - 7:58pm Obviously a team of Ben…

Obviously a team of Ben Masons would run the triple-option.

11/01/2018 - 6:40pm That's simply not true…

That's simply not true. Harbaugh himself said in a presser during the season that he is practicing at both spots.

10/30/2018 - 10:01pm VanSumeren has been…

VanSumeren has been practicing on both sides of the ball. I think it's a little premature to conclude he's going to play LB long term.

10/30/2018 - 7:44pm I think he plays LB. Perhaps…

I think he plays LB. Perhaps not quite fast enough to play S or WR but nice speed and agility for a linebacker. He's clearly big enough, and Michigan could really use another LB recruit after only taking one last year and only having one commitment so far this year.

10/28/2018 - 3:30pm No, they aren't.

If not for…

No, they aren't.

If not for a terrible pass interference call yesterday on what should have been the last play of the game, they lose to Missouri. They already lost to Texas A & M. Alabama, LSU, and Georgia are also clearly better.

Kentucky has benefited from an easy schedule so far and a Florida team that is much better now than it was early in the season. They're probably the 5th or 6th best team in the SEC.

10/24/2018 - 11:33pm This is it exactly. My take…

This is it exactly. My take on this is probably colored by the fact that I'm a law student considering criminal defense work, but this whole case disgusts me.

The US Attorney's Office is essentially allowing itself to be used as the enforcement arm of the NCAA. They are using a tortured interpretation of the law in order to prop up a corrupt system.

10/21/2018 - 12:14am Purdue is 4-5 against Ohio…

Purdue is 4-5 against Ohio State in their last 9 meetings. Not exactly a brilliant record, but really not bad at all. They've certainly had more success than we've had against OSU over the last 15 years.

10/20/2018 - 11:57pm Just threw a dart to Asiasi…

Looking pretty good.

10/10/2018 - 9:44pm I think this is it. Drevno…

I think this is it. Drevno had a lot of success before he was promoted to Offensive Coordinator. I think he's probably not a very good OC and having to do both jobs split his focus further. This also seems to fit pretty well with the story of him apologizing to the lineman before he was fired.

09/29/2018 - 4:32pm Yup. Just after they said…

Yup. Just after they said Kinnel is Higdon.

09/27/2018 - 3:03pm If you don't mind my asking,…

If you don't mind my asking, what is Korean Karate? Karate is Okinawan and Japanese, isn't it?

09/22/2018 - 2:49pm http://touch-the-banner.com…

http://touch-the-banner.com/visitors-michigan-vs-nebraska-2/

09/21/2018 - 9:18pm Just testing

Just testing

Edit: Nope. Not working. Point total still hasn't budged since the reboot.

09/09/2018 - 10:11pm Willie Taggart is a member…

Willie Taggart is a member of the Harbaugh coaching tree. He worked for Jim Harbaugh at Stanford. I believe he even played in college for Harbaugh's father.

Nice to have Morris aboard. I'm definitely looking forward to the full Hello post. Just a quick question: Did we ever get the full informative Hello post for Tyrece Woods? I feel like I missed it.

09/03/2018 - 3:12pm Thanks

Thanks

09/03/2018 - 2:39pm The first link is taking me…

The first link is taking me to MSU's game against Utah State

08/29/2018 - 4:02pm I didn't know that Blake…

I didn't know that Blake Bars was in law school at Notre Dame. Good for him.

08/11/2018 - 10:23pm 2,240 by road. About 1800 in…

2,240 by road. About 1800 in a straight line.

08/11/2018 - 5:54pm I think  you should flip JBB…

I think  you should flip JBB and Runyan. JBB looks more like a right tackle than a left tackle, and Runyan's athleticism seems like it would be more useful going up against the faster edge rushers the left tackle would face.

07/25/2018 - 12:23am He's from suburban St. Louis…

He's from suburban St. Louis. Not exactly the middle of nowhere.

07/24/2018 - 10:47pm Your antitrust suggestions…

Your antitrust suggestions are wrong, and in fact, precisely backwards. The Sprint-TMobile merger would be terrible for the industry, which is why they want to merge. It would likely result in a dramatic increase in prices in cell phone service which already has too little competition.

But the cable companies are what economists refer to as a "natural monopoly." Breaking them up won't solve the problem because the very high fixed costs and very low variable costs that characterize the industry make it nearly impossible for small companies to compete against large ones. The cable companies should not be allowed to expand into other industries, such as the recent unfortunate purchase of NBC by Comcast, but breaking up the cable providers won't do much good.

07/15/2018 - 6:15pm Magnus has an excellent list…

Magnus has an excellent list of visitors for the BBQ up at his website:

http://touch-the-banner.com/visitors-2018-bbq-at-the-big-house/

07/03/2018 - 10:51pm Wow, that was quick. Thanks.

Wow, that was quick. Thanks.

06/15/2018 - 2:55am I'm rooting for the English…

I'm rooting for the English. It's just been a really long time.

06/03/2018 - 3:37pm But at the very least

The available evidence doesn't make it seem like his role was reduced

06/03/2018 - 1:56pm But McElwain himself said

Pep was running the offense when he was asked.

https://www.freep.com/story/sports/college/university-michigan/wolverin…

05/23/2018 - 5:01pm Quite a year for talent in

Quite a year for talent in the state of Michigan

05/10/2018 - 6:19am Thanks for sharing this

Hope he lights the world on fire

05/08/2018 - 10:42am A month ago

I was absolutely certain that Herron was gone. Now, it seems like Michigan has a shot. I'll take that.

05/07/2018 - 11:41am Great Player

But it would certainly be nice if he was a better shooter. At least from the free throw line.

04/27/2018 - 10:54pm Mason Cole!

3rd round pick. Nice.

04/17/2018 - 6:46pm That's definitely an accurate

That's definitely an accurate characterization of the last few years but not really the last decade. Remember 2013? We had all tackles and no interior linemen. One of the best tackle pairs in Michigan history (Lewan and Schofield) on one of the worst Offensive Lines in Michigan history.