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11/11/2018 - 7:52pm I'd suggest a perspective…

I'd suggest a perspective shift. Most things make sense from the right angle.

11/11/2018 - 10:58am I think John H. is too smart…

I think John H. is too smart to want to work with the micromanaging Fords.

11/10/2018 - 7:07pm You'd think that even a…

You'd think that even a minor emphasis on defense would amount to a competitive advantage in that conference. Those teams are routinely stopped when they play good OOC teams.

Here's an interesting Football Study Hall article from last year:

https://www.footballstudyhall.com/2017/11/3/16599180/why-dime-is-now-base-defense-in-the-big-12

11/09/2018 - 4:44pm I once knew a guy who had…

I once knew a guy who had maintenance of an area like that as part of his job. He said kids peed in there all the time.

11/08/2018 - 1:22pm You mentioned Chinese (i.e.,…

You mentioned Chinese (i.e., not wanting it). Would Indian food work? I'll bet at least one of those would be open.

11/07/2018 - 7:47am I visit Portland, OR…

I visit Portland, OR regularly. Just after it was first legalized there, I remember smelling it everywhere. I haven't noticed it as much lately.

11/04/2018 - 2:18pm Unless Michigan suffers an…

Unless Michigan suffers an unthinkable loss to Rutgers/Indiana, the whole "sky is falling" thing is history. The ship has been righted. It won't matter what happens at OSU or in the bowl game. (I understand that winning both would be preferred.)

11/04/2018 - 2:13pm OP, this isn't a diary. I…

OP, this isn't a diary. I think it's closer to a long-winded opinion post that would've fit in nicely with the comments on yesterday's offense.

11/04/2018 - 10:15am 2006? I think this team is…

2006? I think this team is easily better. I said as much in the comments on Ace's game post.

Do you think OSU is going to score 42 on Michigan? That happened in 2006.

The 2006 team had significant weaknesses that weren't apparent for most of the season.

11/04/2018 - 10:11am I agree. They've been…

I agree. They've been recruiting at an Alabama level recently.

What we're seeing at OSU is extreme coaching malpractice. A team with that much firepower has a good margin against almost every other team (including Michigan, for now). Getting blown out by Purdue is pathetic.

11/03/2018 - 9:05pm This post belongs in the…

This post belongs in the fried chicken #snowflake thread.

11/03/2018 - 8:53pm 2006? Geez. Could we aim a…

Nice to see Ace doing the honors here. Just one comment:

2006? Geez. Could we aim a little higher? That team had significant weaknesses that were masked for most of the year. I'm going to be pretty disappointed if this Michigan team gives up 42 points to OSU or loses by 14 in its bowl game. (Yes, I know that team managed to hammer ND on the road.)

11/03/2018 - 8:39pm You clearly believe most of…

You clearly believe most of the "Chat Sports" - level bullshit about Michigan football.

I'm not a super-high-volume user of this site but I can still recognize you as a concern troll.

Stepping back a level, there are an amazing number of idiotic posts in this thread. You'd think Brandon Peters was a 5'8" walk-on from Ypsi.

10/31/2018 - 11:55am I know he's not "ours," but…

I know he's not "ours," but any comments on Logan Brown?

10/29/2018 - 7:18am AFAIC they can put ads in…

AFAIC they can put ads in every comment if it they help keep the MGoBlog content free.

Consider: Wouldn't it be fun to see medication ads embedded in concern-trolling posts and comments?

10/27/2018 - 4:48pm Read carefully here, please…

Read carefully here, please.

Great individual play.

Really overrated when the backstory (being tied with Indiana, at home, during the Big Two Little Eight era) is considered.

10/26/2018 - 3:51pm I think that's actually an…

(duplicate)

10/26/2018 - 3:50pm I think that's actually an…

I think that's actually an issue. I'm not kidding. Part of his historical alure to Michigan fans is that magazine cover.

10/26/2018 - 3:34pm RichRod was a piece of work,…

RichRod was a piece of work, but some Lloyd players (like Eric Mayes) were hostile to him out of the gate.

10/26/2018 - 8:41am Nothing personal, OP, but…

Nothing personal, OP, but this is vague, gigantic #snowflake post.

10/24/2018 - 9:33pm This is awesome. I'd like to…

This is awesome. I'd like to see Rahk get a chance at some point, too.

10/24/2018 - 9:27pm I went to my first game at…

I went to my first game at ND this year and wondered whether I'd find the annoying ND fans that I'd imagined existed somewhere. No sign of 'em ... everyone was very polite and refined.

In my experience they're the nicest opposing-team fans along with Northwestern.

10/23/2018 - 3:17pm 2. Plagiarism. (Refer to…

2. Plagiarism. (Refer to MGoBlog's recent mentions of Uche.)

3. Hell no. Until we have Peak Shea he should play most of the games. OSU will probably save their best effort for Michigan.

4. I think Fleck is a buffoon and a charlatan. I expect him to be coaching Northern Illinois in a few years.

10/20/2018 - 11:34pm I'll say it again. That SI…

I'll say it again. That SI cover got to his head (and those of a few posters on this site).

He went off the rails a long time ago. He's very close-minded about football that doesn't resemble the golden age he remembers.

10/19/2018 - 1:22pm I'll be there in one of the…

I'll be there in one of the Sparty sections. Am hoping to not be sucker-punched or have drink/ food thrown at me.

10/18/2018 - 9:05pm Nice. Similarly, Duke fans…

Nice. Similarly, Duke fans believe that players like Zion Williamson (whose dad supposedly asked Kansas for some favors) turn down $$$ from Kansas, Kentucky, et al. just to play for saintly Coach K.

Side note: One of my neighbors from student days in Ann Arbor was (IIRC) headed to KSU for grad school (chemistry). Lost touch with the guy a *long* time ago ...

10/18/2018 - 12:48pm Agreed. Nice post.

Agreed. Nice post.

10/17/2018 - 12:29pm But they're our rivals! /s

But they're our rivals! /s

Also, someone tell the OP that he created an MLive / #snowflake thread.

10/17/2018 - 6:57am Lance Dottin is an…

Lance Dottin is an accomplished coach at the high school where he starred in football and basketball:

https://digital.bentley.umich.edu/midaily/mdp.39015071754795/304

http://cambridge.wickedlocal.com/article/20160331/NEWS/160339487

10/16/2018 - 5:46pm What are their equivalents…

What are their equivalents of East Burns Park ( where, in Ann Arbor, you can park free on the street if you don't mind a long walk)? TIA.

10/16/2018 - 8:08am ^^^ Exhibit A ^^^

OUR…

^^^ Exhibit A ^^^

OUR RIVALS!!!

/s

10/14/2018 - 3:07pm Finebaum is just positioning…

Finebaum is just positioning himself. If Michigan beats Sparty next week, he can double down. If they lose, he can enjoy the attention (as always, the whole point in an advertising medium) he'll get for his ridiculous pronouncement the prior week.

10/14/2018 - 9:22am 1. MSU will march down the…

1. MSU will march down the field and score on its first drive.

2. Some dipshit color guy on a TV broadcast will say that the Spartans "line up and hit you in the mouth."

3. Felton Davis will beat excellent coverage for a few jump balls.

4. Lewerke will run for first downs three times on broken plays on third-and-long.

5. I will throw up in my mouth at least once.

Score? No idea ... not much would surprise me.

10/13/2018 - 10:00am Focus groups. I'd guess that…

Focus groups. I'd guess that the target audience of the bottom-feeder ads that run on ESPN ("5-hour Energy!") is very fond of Corso.

It's 99% infotainment, and Corso certainly is infotaining.

10/12/2018 - 8:42pm Suppose we "secure the…

Suppose we "secure the backyard" (assuming reasonable effort in that direction hasn't already been made) and guys like Logan decide they'd still like to play at a fine school like Wisconsin. Then what? Will you still want to blame the coaches?

10/12/2018 - 8:37pm Way cool, thanks. Stating…

Way cool, thanks. Stating the obvious, but it helps give an appreciation for the amount of information that Patterson has to process back there (often under duress).

10/12/2018 - 7:50am Freep warnings are among the…

Freep warnings are among the least of my MGoBlog worries. They're easy to ignore. They don't take up board space (as they're typically embedded in a title). They rank far below, for example, the vaguely virtue-signalling "thoughts and prayers" posts with information on sports tragedies that can easily be found umpteen other places on the WWW.

As for the Freep, maybe they could raise their journalism standards and apologize for the harmful 2009 hit piece.

10/10/2018 - 9:12pm Why, exactly, is "opening it…

Why, exactly, is "opening it up" in conflict with time of possession?

10/10/2018 - 4:33pm This will upset Marcus Ray…

This will upset Marcus Ray and his ilk, but look at what NW just did to Sparty. Ignore the hidebound fools who insist that you have to always ESTABLISH THE RUN.

10/10/2018 - 12:37pm That (basketball ability of…

That (basketball ability of Peters) is quite interesting.

10/09/2018 - 4:43pm Also, Coach K and Bill Self…

Also, Coach K and Bill Self will not get the tarring and feathering that they deserve.

10/07/2018 - 10:04am Dude, sorry. Aaron Donald is…

Dude, sorry. Aaron Donald is listed at 6'0". Gary is five inches taller and is built very differently.

10/07/2018 - 10:00am That (Onwenu pulling)…

That (Onwenu pulling) escapes me, too. He seems like the last guy you'd want in that role.

10/07/2018 - 9:59am I'll bite. What's "gimmicky"…

I'll bite. What's "gimmicky" about Michigan's defense. What would you prefer?

10/07/2018 - 9:57am Maryland was not a small…

Maryland was not a small team. Look at the numbers here: https://mgoblog.com/content/fee-fi-foe-film-maryland-defense-2018

293-305-290 across the D-line. Two linebackers (236 and 245) along with a 260 "buck." Plenty big for the task ...

Agreed on Griese's remarks. Did he pregame with Marcus Ray?

10/07/2018 - 9:53am Reader71 would know best…

Reader71 would know best here, but ..

It apparently hasn't occurred to you and others that there might have been some basis to the "dissing." Some people suggested that time had somewhat passed Gittleson by and that his methods weren't well matched to the current demands of college football.

Remember how favorably impressed the USC players were by the UMich size after the '06 season? Remember the final score of that game?

That's just one example. Did you you enjoy watching our big, manly, run-stopping linebackers futilely chase slot receivers?

Nowadays, are you enjoying watching our speedy (but hardly wimpy) linebackers stopping spread-oriented offenses?

Sure, Barwis may have been overrated. No one has suggested that he's bad at his job, though. As well, no one has suggested that Gittleson didn't have a good run earlier.

10/05/2018 - 6:49pm I think that Sports…

I think that Sports Illustrated cover got to his head a long time ago. (You'll see the dimmer MGoBlog posters cite that as proof of his toughness. Really.)

From Marcus:

"Michigan's problem is that they out-athlete the bad teams and get out-coached against the good teams."

That pretty well describes almost every team from "Lloyd Carr's University of Michigan" post-(John)Cooper.

10/01/2018 - 11:58am Is this Maizen? Doesn't seem…

Is this Maizen? Doesn't seem quite like him / her. Maybe Mineral King?

09/24/2018 - 5:41pm Take your first sentence to…

Take your first sentence to its extreme and this board goes full MLive. Do not want.

Ron's post was redundant, maybe, but it's worth way more than the BS snowflake posts we've been seeing.

09/23/2018 - 8:19pm OP: This is a snowflake post…

OP: This is a snowflake post. It's not board-worthy and definitely not diary-worthy. It's rather ... MLive.