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07/15/2018 - 6:07pm I’d like to have a smart ass…

I’d like to have a smart ass comment, but not getting kids like this into Michigan (and JB’s system) is the reason we can’t win the NCAA tourney. There will always be a well coached team like Nova that has slightly better players (guys like Carton) or cheaters

 

07/14/2018 - 9:16pm I have a bodyguard (520). It…

I have a bodyguard (520). It doesn’t get as much usage as it should, but is very high quality. I’d recommend 2 things:

1) get a brand that can easily be serviced by a local shop/ tech. You don’t have to buy it there (although if they price match, why not), but if you need any service done, it will be much easier. 

2) get one with a keypad, where you can punch in your speed for interval training. 

Also, don’t get a Nordic track. They are actually decent quality/ value ones, but the service is a huge PIA with them (local guys won’t/ can’t do it). 

07/12/2018 - 8:46pm If you graduated from…

If you graduated from Michigan, which most of did, you should understand the importance of diversity and not hating people due to skin color or religion or gender. 

If Brian disagrees, please tell me (through an email or here). Trump and his hate do not represent anything about our school.

This “no politics” is bullshit when we have a scumbag as potUS

07/12/2018 - 9:50am Thank you OP. I'd love to be…

Thank you OP. I'd love to be able to save this post for when I take my kids on their pilgrimage to the motherland!

07/12/2018 - 9:36am If we had healthy…

If we had healthy discussions (not name calling or insulting) about politics, do you think it would be such a toxic topic now? Sports is not free from politics, just look at the NFL kneeling.

Also, Brian I know this is how you make your $, but please somehow use your writing style for good.

07/07/2018 - 1:46pm This is my issue with people…

This is my issue with people that complain Michigan just signed a generic 3* kid. The sky is falling because recruiting rankings matter. They matter, but at the end of the cycle (which is usually 6+ months and a senior season after the kid commits). Kids (especially QBs and Defensive players) that commit to Michigan usually get "re-evaluated" (read: bumped) or the kid decides to go camping and see what happens (also leads to a bump).

07/05/2018 - 9:02pm I’m a fan. Like to pressure…

I’m a fan. Like to pressure cook and then broil in the oven, using low card/ fat sauce (basically franks, without the butter). 

07/05/2018 - 8:35am Najee 2.0. Don't give this…

Najee 2.0. Don't give this kid any credibility. He's just looking for free PR. He's a Buckeye 110% (the 10% more is the trolling of Michigan fans).

07/05/2018 - 6:44am Not anymore. Fully legal for…

Not anymore. Fully legal for PA residents too!

the issue was previously, PA residents needed a local permit to have a fireworks display. Not anymore. 

07/03/2018 - 2:54pm No mods please don’t. I know…

No mods please don’t. I know message boards bring out the nasty in people, but as a xountry we need more not less political dialogue 

07/02/2018 - 5:05pm The unibomber has some very…

The unibomber has some very interesting ideas and is a genius, so I'm pretty proud he's a Michigan grad!

07/02/2018 - 8:12am Where o where did the…

Where o where did the Harbaugh can't recruit go?

O where o where, did it go?

With it's nasty comments and lack of insight,

O where o where did it go?

07/01/2018 - 5:58am MLK was a Reverend. Why had…

MLK was a Reverend. Why had t this OP landed in Bolivia? I guess it’s early?

07/01/2018 - 5:58am MLK was a Reverend. Why had…

MLK was a Reverend. Why had t this OP landed in Bolivia? I guess it’s early?

07/01/2018 - 5:58am MLK was a Reverend. Why had…

MLK was a Reverend. Why had t this OP landed in Bolivia? I guess it’s early?

06/26/2018 - 9:39pm I think the new site was…

I think the new site was supposed to be formatted for mobile, so no need for an app. The site actually looks better (IMO) on Chrome on my iphone 8 than it does on my pc (too much white space). It's kind of annoying that I have to take 3 clicks on mobile to get to the board, but no loading = quick response time.

06/25/2018 - 2:48pm Terrible prospect. His pad…

Terrible prospect. His pad level is too low. What does Harbaugh know about recruiting kids anyway? This is the poo hat Spartys like Bluey throw on this board that the mods do not properly address.

06/22/2018 - 1:14pm 1) Recruiting services don't…

1) Recruiting services don't rate "Vipers" separately and honestly probably don't fully understand what a viper is in Don Brown's system. Aside from a guy like Jabrill (#1 kid in the country), sites are understandably going to not reward a hybrid LB/ Safety kind of kid

2) Harbaugh prioritizes general athleticism and intelligence more than other coaches. He may be right or wrong, but that's his system and his belief system. Ranking sites don't necessarily care about this as much.

3) Don Brown and Harbaugh offered him after he camped at Michigan and he's in their top (maybe #1 prospect) for Vipers

4) "Recruiting stars matter" is based on the final star rating as of like March 2019. Let's see where this kid ends up.

06/21/2018 - 12:31pm Who the fuck cares? MSU…

Who the fuck cares? MSU means nothing outside the midwest for football. I work in finance in the NE and honestly know nobody that went to or cares about MSU.

06/21/2018 - 10:48am Welcome home Berkley! Go…

Welcome home Berkley! Go Blue!

06/21/2018 - 10:47am Exactly and as history has…

Exactly and as history has shown Hoke and RR were not the best at (among many, many things) recruiting.

06/19/2018 - 9:57pm Nobody. That's TVH buddy.

Nobody. That's TVH buddy.

06/19/2018 - 12:50pm How can you account for the …

How can you account for the "Michigan Bump" (or I guess now, it's the "Alabama Bump") that recruits get once a big time program/ coach who's an "expert" really goes after a generic 3* kid?

I think everybody knows that final recruiting rankings matter, but the debate that always happens is when in the summer, Michigan gets a commitment from a generic 3* kid who turns into a NFL pick. Often times, the kid ends up a 4* or maybe a high 3* and then people do the analysis and say, see recruiting rankings matter!

06/19/2018 - 12:44pm What's the point of that?…

What's the point of that? MSU isn't going to hire a new President that will turn around and make actual changes and fire their 2 best coaches in school history.

Engler will just be replaced by a lesser known Engler 2.0

06/13/2018 - 12:26pm I don't know, but the MACC…

I don't know, but the MACC program used to be very competitive. I mean accounting itself is super easy, but it used to be graded on a curve and Ross kids are smart/ study hard. I don't think it would be a problem to have a B- average in accounting and still get a good job, it just won't be for the Big 4.

06/01/2018 - 8:00pm So assuming Quinn’s #’s are

So assuming Quinn’s #’s are correct, Beilein is making $1M less and the 3 top assistants are making $75 to $100k less on average compared to other top B1G programs.

Not being an academic, can Wards just rollout the money truck, without some sort of process/ business case? Maybe this is all part of that?

Also, here is some career advice for us all. Even if you love your job, you have nothing to lose (unless you are Doug Marrone) by interviewing for a “better” job. There is no downside.

06/01/2018 - 4:19pm Unless things have changed a

Unless things have changed a lot in ~10 years it used to be that incoming kids would swap with each other informally and sit with their fellow incoming friends/ halls (sometimes, RAs would take the whole hall, at least when we didn't suck).

The only issue in the student section used to be if a group (not singles) of freshmen tried to sneak into the "good" (read: senior) seats.

06/01/2018 - 4:16pm Damn it NBA!

Take Matthews instead and let us keep Beilein!

05/30/2018 - 9:03pm The President of Archbishop

The President of Archbishop Moeller is a Michigan MBA!
https://www.moeller.org/page/news-detail?pk=1013965

05/29/2018 - 8:46pm Lol. Izzo takes top ranked

Lol. Izzo takes top ranked kids nd makes them worse.

05/29/2018 - 3:33pm F that guy and his family

F that guy and his family (unless they happen to be Michigan fans).

05/24/2018 - 2:20pm This makes sense for all

This makes sense for all involved. Dude's a millionaire so it's not like his wives will nag him about not folding the laundry.

05/24/2018 - 9:00am I feel you Boner.

I feel you Boner.

05/23/2018 - 6:12pm Arguably the worst thread in

Arguably the worst thread in MGo history, and I’ve been around since 05. I’ll be here a lot less.

Some competitors with less awful threads (I’ll let the users google):
- “the edge Michigan football”
- GoBlieMochiganWolverine. EROC
- Chatsports Michigan

And I’d add the links on the sideboard.

05/23/2018 - 8:00am Is the author an incel?

Is the author an incel?

05/22/2018 - 4:20pm I don't know anything about

I don't know anything about his recruitment, other than Sparty really wanted him. How hard did Michigan pursue?

05/18/2018 - 9:14am Blah, Blah, Blah...

4*, Harbs can't recruit like OSU. Kid isn't even top #250., blah, blah, blah...

I'm clearly joking, but am sadly expecting this to come up.

05/17/2018 - 3:03pm Cuba. It will get more

Cuba. It will get more touristy as time goes by (and you have kids and end up in Cancun).

05/16/2018 - 8:30am Just look at last year's top

Just look at last year's top 200 as of May and then the final 200. You will see a lot of movement and will see that kids who signed with the the big name schools shot up.

Michigan signed 11 3* last cycle, because other big time programs were not fighting for them, since those kids didn't have offer sheets like Turner.

05/16/2018 - 8:05am Every "study" done

Every "study" done correlating rrcruit rankings to success uses the rankings at the end of the signing period (and I think there is an adjustment after that as well). They are not using star rankings 9 months out (before the kid even plays their senior year).

What always happens is under the radar generic 3* guys get a 4th star when blue blood schools seriously pursue them. It's the Michigan, ND, OSU, Bama... bump. If Michigan signs a kid that has offers from Bama, OU, LSU, PSU, ND... he will get a 4th star when all is said and done (if the kid doesn't get a 4th star, then the other schools were not seriously pursuing). If the kid ends up signing with a MAC school, then he will keep the 3*.

Final recruiting rankings generally mean more likelyhood for success, but not the rankings as of 9 months out.

05/16/2018 - 7:38am Did you miss the part where

Did you miss the part where the OP laid out a list of Turner's offers? I know some are uncommittable/ he's a backup plan but that's incredibly impressive. This is either a case where the kid is being dinged because of some numbers at a camp or he will end up a 4*, when all is said and done.

05/14/2018 - 2:28pm Brian, Seth... why the fuck

Brian, Seth... why the fuck is this allowed, but legitimate political discourse is banned?

Just a question.

05/14/2018 - 2:16pm Christie for POTUS!!!

Christie for POTUS!!!

05/13/2018 - 1:42pm Good. The nardog loves

Good. The nardog loves Michigan last season and we all know how that turned out.

05/10/2018 - 8:50pm Call the school at Michigan

Call the school at Michigan that your wife wants to eventually get a masters from and ask them about admission requirements and transfer credits.

I’d be surprised if they took any/ more than very few transfer credits for a Masters program.

05/10/2018 - 10:39am They helped Michigan in a

They helped Michigan in a couple of ways, but Harbaugh's primary goal was to help kids get exposure to colleges to play football at the next level. However, there are a number of benefits for Harbaugh (and his coaches) and to a lesser extent Michigan:

1) Publicity: Prior to Harbaugh's hire, Michigan was on a major downward trend (Hoke & RR)

2) Networking with HS and smaller college coaches (helps with Harbaugh or his friends hiring up-and-comming coaches

3) Finding diamonds in the rough (for Harbaugh's team or a friend)

4) Goodwill

5) I think he was really hoping to go into teams like Bama's, PSU's... backyard and win over their feeder school coaches to at least give Michigan a chance.

05/10/2018 - 9:06am It’s early, but as of now

It’s early, but as of now Michigan’s 2019 recruiting class is ranked... horribly at 8 (while OSU is #9).

OP, Why do you believe recruiting suffered?

05/10/2018 - 9:03am LOL at any insinuation that

LOL at any insinuation that Big Ed Ogeron or his OC (seriously, google who he is) know half as much about offense as Harbaugh.

05/10/2018 - 9:03am LOL at any insinuation that

LOL at any insinuation that Big Ed Ogeron or his OC (seriously, google who he is) know half as much about offense as Harbaugh.

05/09/2018 - 6:24am What about renewals? Without

What about renewals? Without knowing that, can’t the simple explanation be that those who want tickets have them?

Also,
2017: Michigan sucks because they make you donate so much for tickets.
2018: LOL, nobody wants to see them anyway.