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09/15/2018 - 8:27am It bears repeating: In the …

It bears repeating: In the '70s (peak "Big Two and Little Eight") the Big Ten was 1-9 in the Rose Bowl.

09/13/2018 - 1:38pm Same here. I remember having…

Same here. I remember having dinner in one of the Argyle Street restaurants after a NW game a few years back. Not Tank (which is apparently the only place in that area known to many), but something solid. We were seated right away on a night when other places were probably chock-full.

09/11/2018 - 3:06pm Perles is a &$#+ing goon. A…

Perles is a &$#+ing goon. A good school would be embarrassed by having him in any leadership position.

09/11/2018 - 9:42am #hottake

#hottake #mlive

09/11/2018 - 9:39am Occam's Razor ftw.

Occam's Razor ftw.

09/10/2018 - 8:39am Norfleet was very good in…

Norfleet was very good in space against bigger defenders. (I also great enjoyed the Atomic Dog incident.) How to get him there, though? Eventually the sweeps became predictable. He didn't have the hands to be a great slot receiver.

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I wonder if a Giles commitment will cause PTSD for some RichRod haters who remember half (or more) of his recruits as 5'8" and under.

09/09/2018 - 1:55pm Jared Wangler has been on…

Jared Wangler has been on scholarship his whole time at Michigan. I'd suggest not classifying him with walk-ons.

09/09/2018 - 10:34am But he's 1-0 against his…

But he's 1-0 against his BIGGEST RIVAL since the start of last year. 1-0!!!!!

Harbaugh is 0-1 against that rival since the start of last year!!!!!

09/09/2018 - 10:31am You're one of the most…

You're one of the most annoying types of Michigan fans. They're the ones who clearly remember a time that never existed. Example: To them, Lloyd's last few offensive lines (talent, development, future NFL players) were *right there* with the best in the country. (Not really, except for Jake Long and David Baas ...)

As with the real Marcus, you probably also use expressions like "basketball on grass" without irony.

09/07/2018 - 12:16pm More nuance, please. Look at…

More nuance, please. Look at what happened to the linemen in Lloyd's last three full classes ('05, '06, and '07). Mostly not good. (Jake Long, who is the only person anyone seems to remember from that era, was an '03/'04.) Andy Moeller didn't seem like a great position coach, either.

RichRod is a mediocre coach, but he did bring us Greg Frey and three future pros in a short time. Too bad he took only *one* in 2010. Amazing(ly bad).

09/05/2018 - 4:39pm Your post is simultaneously…

Your post is simultaneously depressing and frightening. I wonder if one of the factions is led by a former coach and his players and whether they want another Hoke put in charge.

09/05/2018 - 11:57am When OSU's structural…

When OSU's structural advantages, elite (sorry) coach, recent recruiting run (historically good, sorry), clearly greater level of comfort with seediness, etc. are considered, *expecting* Harbaugh to beat them is unrealistic.

Now, he should be making continual progress toward that goal. (Hasn't quite worked out that way ...)

Don't get me wrong. This is the first year I've been really open to bitching about the current regime. Some of it is justified.

09/04/2018 - 9:48pm How many accounts do you…

How many accounts do you have? I suppose not everyone realizes that you're also MineralKing, SkyPanther, and others. (That would account for some of your up votes.)

09/02/2018 - 3:20pm #snowflakehottake

#snowflakehottake

09/02/2018 - 3:19pm I find this overly…

I find this overly optimistic, but it's nice to read something positive, too.

Excellent P.S. Also, enjoy your time away. I appreciate your contributions to the board.

09/02/2018 - 8:34am Teddy Greenstein of the…

Teddy Greenstein of the Chicago Tribune, who is not talentless or wholly unreasonable, but seems at least mildly obsessed with Harbaugh and Michigan, took a few shots (only some deserved) a short time ago.

09/01/2018 - 9:26am Pro tip: The first person to…

Pro tip: The first person to play the "upset" card is usually the one who's upset. Almost never fails ...

09/01/2018 - 8:55am He brings nothing to the…

He brings nothing to the board. Nothing.

08/31/2018 - 10:24pm Greatest play of all time?…

Greatest play of all time? It was an iconic Desmond-for-Heisman play for sure and out-of-character for Michigan on a 4th-and-one, but they were already up 17-14.

How 'bout Remy Hamilton in 1994? Denard (to Gallon, then) to Roundtree in 2011? Those were game-winning plays and pretty spectacular.

08/31/2018 - 2:55pm Looking forward to it…

Looking forward to it. Hopefully the weather won't be too bad. Tickets: Very expensive.

08/30/2018 - 12:20pm No -- Terrance Robinson was…

No -- Terrance Robinson was the ball carrier and he didn't quite score in 2011. Darboh was in the 2012 class 

08/30/2018 - 12:17pm I'll back you up based on…

I'll back you up based on many years of experience. You could do way worse (OSU, MSU).

08/30/2018 - 10:27am Me, neither. It seems like a…

Me, neither. It seems like a distillate of gossip in the air.

But, umbig11 had vouched for the guy multiple times, which means "something about something."

08/28/2018 - 8:34pm I'll pass on #2. Chunky had…

I'll pass on #2. Chunky had very limited range.

08/28/2018 - 4:54pm Regarding OSU, same here…

Regarding OSU, same here. Too many people expected Harbaugh to catch up IMMEDIATELY with a school on an extended amazing recruiting run and with a HOF-level (and slimy, and hypocritical, etc.) coach and just as much "tradition" as UMich.

08/26/2018 - 3:54pm Hot take: You're the biggest…

Hot take: You're the biggest clown on this thread and a disgrace to all "Kevbos."

08/25/2018 - 8:38pm First things first: Best…

First things first: Best wishes to Tarik. I hope he can recover from whatever injury he may have.

Now, WTH do you mean we're "cursed?!" Some data would be helpful. Do we have a higher average number of preseason injuries than other teams? If so, what are the numbers?

08/23/2018 - 2:07pm PEDs weren't the issue with…

PEDs weren't the issue with Bullough.

08/22/2018 - 11:57am Section 1.8 seems like a…

Section 1.8 seems like a human time capsule. I picture him as an aspiring old-style Republican who practices his Mid-Atlantic accent regularly.

08/20/2018 - 2:49pm That's a very touching…

That's a very touching statement. Best wishes to him.

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That injury amounts to maybe the most significant what-if scenario of the Harbaugh years.

08/20/2018 - 11:01am Whoosh (pretty much).

Whoosh (pretty much).

08/17/2018 - 9:01am The arrogance (which I'll…

The arrogance (which I'll charitably assume is unintentional) of this and other similar posts in this thread astounds me. How on earth can you know that "he needs you now more than ever?"

08/17/2018 - 8:55am Sorry to hear that, Wendy.

Sorry to hear that, Wendy.

You wrote: "I asked him if I could do anything for him; he said no."

Assuming he's of sound mind, I'd say that's the end of the conversation. I'd respect his wishes and I wouldn't go down there.

08/15/2018 - 1:31pm The last few years of the…

The last few years of the Carr era weren't great either.

08/14/2018 - 7:02am You created an account here…

You created an account here many years ago. Surely you know a "snowflake" post when you see one. I think the OP's post is clearly in that category.

08/13/2018 - 4:45pm I guess this is Maizen's new…

I guess this is Maizen's new account.

08/11/2018 - 9:25pm I thought Hoke was a good…

I thought Hoke was a good cultural fit and he seemed like a good guy. He just isn't very bright. You could see it in his first press conference. As a Power 5 head coach you need to think strategically and keep track of many details. Too big a job for Brady ...

08/10/2018 - 9:35pm I thought your schtick was…

I thought your schtick was concern trolling. When did you start bizarre virtue signalling?

08/01/2018 - 1:38pm Oh, my. Another delusional…

Oh, my. Another delusional post about '06.

Sure, UM would have pounded a team that pounded a team that scored 42 points on Michigan. Sure.

I can't even make a joke about your Ron English suggestion. Did you pay attention to what happened at EMU (especially the ending)? He would've been merely another flavor of mediocrity.

07/28/2018 - 3:34pm I feel the same way. I'll be…

I feel the same way. I'll be more open to listening to Maizen-style whining if this year doesn't go well.

07/25/2018 - 6:41am #hottake (x several)

Let's…

#hottake (x several)

Let's see:

* "I learned that MSU doesn't get demoralized in games" I pretty much agree with this. They seem to have lots of "high motor" guys with better-than-average toughness.

* "Fact is he has cleaned up with the exact type of Ohio recruits that are crucial to win the rivalries" He gets his under-the-radar recruits from multiple states. Aside: I hope you're not a person who's fixated on the "1-5" statistic.

* "yes, it matters where your from" I'll ignore the little apostrophe catastrophe. (Well, except for mentioning it.) Ohio is the best football state in the region, but your statement is an indirect insult to players from the other Midwestern states. It suggests that they can't possible be as competent or tough as Ohio ones.

* "And only recently Harbaugh has figured this out" Whatever. If a school at a neighboring state that's better in football (at the HS level and below) than yours has a Hall of Fame coach recruiting well, it might make sense to use your resources elsewhere.

07/23/2018 - 7:53am SkyPanther provides a…

SkyPanther provides a helpful summary of Amir's football career. Then ...

It's sad to say, but it looks like the last 2 1/2 years of his life have been a slow moving train wreck, a cautionary tale that character matters.

My heart goes out to him. And I pray for him.

Sadness, prayers, judgment ... why not just stick to the information and avoid judgment?

07/22/2018 - 10:31am Also, that the QBs haven't…

Also, that the QBs haven't been able to complete slot fades against any safeties.

07/20/2018 - 2:47pm I'll take a nosebleed over a…

I'll take a nosebleed over a high-row seat with a poor sight line (that can easily be obscured by big 'n tall types).

07/18/2018 - 2:37pm Worst: USC's "Conquest" (at…

Worst: USC's "Conquest" (at least the small part that their band does between plays).

07/18/2018 - 12:52pm LGA and Spirit FTW.

LGA and Spirit FTW.

07/16/2018 - 4:23pm Something high in fiber. …

Something high in fiber. (Maybe that should be filed under nutrition.) Jasper is old enough to value an uneventful "morning after."

07/15/2018 - 9:25am Best post so far. (I'm…

Best post so far. (I'm serious.)

Show the lady this classic article from 1982(!) and measure her reaction:

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1982/02/have-you-ever-tried-to-sell-a-diamond/304575/

Seriously -- if she's open to anything else (gemstone, maybe even titanium), you've got a keeper.

07/11/2018 - 1:18pm I agree. I often use the …

I agree. I often use the "manufacturer's rep" example. If you play Big Ten football and wind up using your Eligibility degree to sell widgets, no one will care exactly where you went to school. There are guys like that all over the auto industry.

I don't know what Stephen Spanellis has planned for a career, but the Michigan Difference might matter for guys like him. They're in the minority, though.

07/09/2018 - 12:26pm I'll be there. I look…

I'll be there. I look forward to meeting some meathead ND fans. For some reason, all the ones I meet in Ann Arbor, through work, and socially are nice people.