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01/30/2018 - 3:21pm Thoughts from an oldie

Agreed it is a long-term problem---in my four years at UM, I attended a single basketball game.  Since moving back to town in 2001, I've been to two.  Why?  Part of it can't be fixed---night games in the dead of a cold Michigan winter are going to keep folks at home, and that's just a fact of life.  One thing that could be fixed is easier access to Crisler---when I went to my one game as a student, my roomie and I walked from Central Campus to Crisler; has anyone thought of running buses from Central Campus to Crisler on game nights?

11/20/2017 - 1:06pm My son ...

My son was born the Tuesday before the game.  I watched it with him in my lap, doing what 4-day-old babies do.  I changed him at halftime, and he fell asleep in my lap during the second half.  Because I didn't want to wake him up, I was uncharacterisically restrained at the end.  Somewhere we have a picture of this, I think.

09/06/2017 - 12:23pm I really liked seeing the

I really liked seeing the postgame repartee' between Brian and Bob Griese, but did anyone get Corso's comments on his "pick"?

07/12/2017 - 4:22pm Thanks!---I remember the 4th

Thanks!---I remember the 4th down conversion.  From the endzone we had a great view of Seyfirth going over the line to pick it up.

07/12/2017 - 4:03pm I was a freshman

I was a freshman Engineering student, freezing my butt off in the North endzone.  I'd love to see the Darden INT that sealed the game and drove Woody bonkers.

04/10/2017 - 12:05pm "Every Michigan fan is

"Every Michigan fan is contractually obligated to be upset about 1973, when the winning field goal was erroneously ruled wide, ending The Game in a 10-10 tie and setting in motion a sketchy 6-4 vote to send the weaker Buckeyes to Pasadena."

 

Sorry, but neither FG near the end was close to being good.  The first, from 58 yards, had the distance but was wide left.  The second was wide right.  I think you have conflated 1974 and 1973.  At the end of the 74 game (my senior year) Lantry kicked one that was arguably good, but called a miss.

03/20/2017 - 12:21pm Robinson

Am I the only one who noticed that Robinson had a black eye yesterday?  Has there been any explanation?

01/31/2014 - 12:20pm Someone mentioned RichRod ...

 

The incident occurred in 2009, when RR was coach.  What was his response to it?  If we are going to question Hoke's (admittedly ham-handed, possibly lawyer-directed) handling of something he might not have known about until this fall, what about RR's handling of it?

01/29/2014 - 12:45pm Some of this makes no sense

 

Remember, BG was hardly seen as a team asset when Hoke came in, and Hoke landed Wile.  So, if Hoke knew about this (as we know about it now), it would have been easy to kick BG off the team then and give the kicking job to Wile.  Hoke was willing to discipline Fitz and Clark for less egregious offenses in 2012, so it seems unlikely he would fail to do so in his first weeks on the job.  I think the team is definitely looking bad for the way this has been handled, and Brandon needs to earn his salary doing damage control that does not hide behind "we can't comment" kinds of things.  He has to explain, to the public, how this was allowed to linger for four years.  And Lewan needs to do some explaining as well.

11/02/2010 - 5:55pm OK, I'm new

I'm new to the blog, and this is my first comment---so go easy, OK?  I started at UM in 1971, so I qualify as a vintage old fart.  I never thought I would see three years (two and a half, really) of pathetic D like we have had since mid-season 2008.

Some of the problem *is* the players.  There simply are not a lot of kids who can play DB at this level and qualify for the University, academically, and the attrition recently has been unreal.  I think Carr's approach to things took that into account---he designed an offense to protect the defense.

I have no idea what the issue is.  I suspect that some of it is that GR is being forced to use a scheme he doesn't know how to use.  I would like to see more speed-based pressure---bring the safeties, bring the corners, make the QB worry about what is going on.  Rush five on every passing down, but make it a *different* five.  The passive aspproach did work against UConn and ND, but folks have adjusted.  Bringing pressure has risks, but we are currently giving up long drives for TDs; I'd rather give up short drives for TDs to give the offense more chances w/ the ball.

Of the remaining games, I think Illinois is a possible win, Purdue should be a win, Wisconsin is not out of the question (but tough) and OSU is a big mountain to climb.

I DON'T think RR should be fired, unless we want to be like ND and Alabama, constantly looking for the second coming of dead or retired coaches.  Give him 5 yrs.

Go Blue!

JFE