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01/05/2017 - 11:59pm That heart attack after a

That heart attack after a game once was a pretty loud whisper.  Frankly, I'm surprised his smug non-smiling heart has allowed him to continue coaching this long. 

08/31/2016 - 12:09am Paraphrased Harbaugh quote from presser last year

08/31/2016 - 12:08am Picture is likely overkill

Picture is likely overkill

08/10/2016 - 11:02pm Probably said already, didn't

Probably said already, didn't read whole post but...

The beer, the beer, the beer.

The stout, the stout, the stout,

repeat with monosyllable beers. 

07/12/2016 - 10:53pm Lived there for 8 of the past 9 years, just moved

Lived there for 8 of the past 9 years, just moved back to AA. TC is a great place to live for the most part. Elementary and middle schools kinda suck and not much support for education. Biking to lake, lots of public land, and pretty good food options were nice. Pretty whitebread place so if you seek a diverse peninsula look somewhere else.

06/28/2016 - 10:52pm Totally agree with this.  I

Totally agree with this.  I planned an AT hike for a number of years when I was younger and never got around to it.  Now with kids, job, mortgage, etc. the thought of even trying is comical.  It is a pretty bit regret.  If you really want to do it get it done now when the obligations are fewer and you are cool living with only a few bucks in the bank. 

06/24/2016 - 9:38am Just dont call it a "fanny" pack in England. The

Just dont call it a "fanny" pack in England. The meaning is, uh, different.

05/30/2016 - 10:37am agree in das boot. if you watch it on a big

agree in das boot. if you watch it on a big screen in the dark you will feel clausterphobic. amazing movie.

05/27/2016 - 2:11pm Wait, this is part of the

Wait, this is part of the punishment...

"a 10 percent reduction in off-campus evaluation days for coaches during the 2015 evaluation period; and a 12.5 percent reduction during the 2016 evaluation period."

They punished themselves by giving Hugh Freeze less time on the road and more time at home with the kids.  Fucking Ol Miss

05/25/2016 - 1:42pm This...
http://www.zillow.com

This...

http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Ann-Arbor-MI/house_type/24722843_zpid/8097_rid/7_days/pricea_sort/42.337991,-83.57008,42.208685,-83.905163_rect/11_zm/1_sch/?3col=true

We bought here last year, price wise it is not San Fran but it isn't Grayling either.  We signed our purchase agreement before setting foot in the house and paid a good chunk over asking, it was extremely competative.  I had never heard of the term "escalator clause" before trying to buy here.  Our realtor said with the U and several large corporations in the area as well as the good schools and general good timeiness of the town that there is a pretty consistant supply of homes (University and corporate relocations) and that the area is buffered somewhat from the ebbs and flows of the regional housing market.  Gas, groceries, clothing, etc. all seem to cost about the same as the rest of the state but the propoerty taxes are murder. 

05/24/2016 - 2:58pm Sadly, that is probably what

Sadly, that is probably what it would take for this to get more national attention. 

05/17/2016 - 8:42pm Is "get off" a new way to describe recruits,

Is "get off" a new way to describe recruits, because phrasing.

05/16/2016 - 1:05pm I had this before, right

I had this before, right foot.  At the ER the ortho did not know that my room was right next to and in view of his desk and the little light screen he uses for looking at X-rays.  He put my x-ray up there, flicked on the light, looked at it for perhaps 1.75 seconds and said "Jones fracture, I hope he doesn't play basketball."  Many many months and two surgeries later my foot was sorta normal but my semi-serious running career was kaput.  Years down the road now I still get pain there all the time.  I hope Caris has better luck. 

04/27/2016 - 10:18pm As an Idaho alum (grad

As an Idaho alum (grad school) I am...completely unmoved by this.  Football there was a mildly interesting side show a few weekends of the year but I was coming from U of M so most places would likely feel the same.  Kibbie Dome represent, now pass the lentils.

 

04/21/2016 - 7:44pm Care to link that article? I'd be curious to see

Care to link that article? I'd be curious to see how someone ranks the class difficulty of football players in an empirical manner. Or was this an "article" on the 11 warriors message board?

04/17/2016 - 1:18pm I tried sling out last fall in a cord cutting

I tried sling out last fall in a cord cutting experiment. It was terrible. Monday night games were poor quality when they were even coming in. Most were unable to be loaded. Customer service was not helpful at all. It wasn't my computer either as I could easily switch over to netflix or other streaming site. Cancelled after a couple months.

02/19/2016 - 12:06am Official description

The University jobs website just posted a position titled: Football Operations and Analytics Coordinator.  Maybe this is the same job but maybe not since they had a more bland position titled Football Analyst posted a few weeks back.  Either way, the previously posted position was pretty similar to the current posting that can be found right here and if this is another position we have a heads up on it. 

http://umjobs.org/job_detail/121734/football_operations_and_analytics_coordinator

Below is the actual job description.  And since I am a fan of the Ann Arbor Observor I put in a few fake job requirement for people to look for.  Spot the fake requirements and I will send you a prize. 

Job Summary

Perform analytical research services for the coaching staff and aid the Director of Football Operations with task management and organization in regards to all aspects.

Responsibilities*

1. Perform data analysis for identification of play calling tendencies and strengths and weaknesses of our team and our opponents

2. Creation of and provision over research in regards to specific teams, conferences, styles, and College Football as a whole, that lead to insightful measures and reports

3. Weekly video scouting of top opponent players through an in-house created Player Evaluation System

4. Creation of Michigan post-game summary statistics and advanced measures of success

5. Weekly management of coach-produced player grades and helmet stickers

6. Produce and analyze offensive concept breakdowns

7. Create visualizations of the field of play with different information displayed, such as drive charts and exact depths and widths of passes against different coverages, blitzes, etc.

8. Creation and management of Strength & Conditioning advanced tracking measures and graphs for progress reports and analysis by S&C Staff

9. Produce aimed recruiting research and analysis of opponents and ourselves to help influence recruits

10. Creation of weekly referee foul summaries and bullshit meter

11. Assist the Director of Football Operations and Associate Director of Football Operations with organization, planning, management, and execution of tasks for upcoming projects, events, trips, etc.

12. Assist in management and integration of Teamworks as a way of creating ideal communication to players and staff regarding responsibilities, scheduling, and other necessary information

13. Update and manage player accountability reports and help execute necessary repercussions

14. Database management of player academics to help ensure the success of individual players and the maintenance of team G.P.A. threshold

15. Management or Team Blue Interns and their assistance to the team, but not like the Ole Miss or Clemson "interns". 

16. Help plan and execute camps, clinics, conferences, and various forms of enthusiam

17. Help research, plan, and execute the creation of the new Sports Performance Facility

GAME DAY

1. Help ensure execution of pre-game responsibilities of players, staff and guests

2. In-game analysis for coaches in the booth

3.  Occasionally, and on short notice, remove headset wires, puffy jackets, or smaller framed walk-ons out of head coaches path. 

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor's Degree

Prior Internship Experience 

Salt and pepper dreads.

Additional Information

Salary commensurate with experience.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Must be able to drink 1 U.S. gallon of whole milk in under 10 minutes, no vomiting.  Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.  OSU degree a disqualification. 

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

 

 

02/01/2016 - 12:25am Its like pizza deliveries to

Its like pizza deliveries to the Pentagon before major military action. 

01/27/2016 - 12:58pm Wasn't there an Mgobaby on the way or am just

Wasn't there an Mgobaby on the way or am just confused and talking nonsense as my wife is fond of saying.

01/17/2016 - 3:55pm Considering the number of wives and children he

Considering the number of wives and children he had I would say yes.

12/22/2015 - 12:31pm China is really bad but tame

China is really bad but tame compared to Vietnam where it is a free for all of high speed weaving and thousands of moped/motorcycles.  I spent most of my time overseas a little further north though driving Russian vehicles which are comically unsafe but sturdy.  One of my rides for a couple of years was this rigged up 6 wheel drive Russian troop transport with the ass end of a bus welded on.  Lots of fun, and would go anywhere.

12/04/2015 - 1:19pm perhaps it is the risk of getting salmonella when

perhaps it is the risk of getting salmonella when handling them?

10/12/2015 - 8:02pm mgo tshirt...Fullbacks are

mgo tshirt...Fullbacks are heartwarming.

09/09/2015 - 5:11pm wish i had know about him a few months ago. went

wish i had know about him a few months ago. went with Huron Valley Financial and had the worst home buying experience possible just short of them dropping the ball at the end and losing our house for us. terrible customer service and incompetant loan officer caused weeks of stress and headaches. also paying at 4% for the next 30 years instead of 3.825% solely because of their screw up. stay far away.

09/06/2015 - 12:33am is that a tuba player at the very

is that a tuba player at the very top?

08/27/2015 - 1:48pm Canteen now back to WR?  That

Canteen now back to WR?  That was fast.

08/24/2015 - 4:32pm "In my mind, Michigan should

"In my mind, Michigan should have had Jim locked down a month before that, and could have. I can only conclude that Dave Brandon is the sole reason Jim did not become our football coach in 2010."

 

Ugh, reading that is some painful shit. 

07/30/2015 - 12:36pm This is a different bird most

This is a different bird most likely as it looks like a jake, notice the short "beard" on the chest.  A male turkey alive in 2013 would have an enourmous beard by now unless it froze off in the winter (not likely in Ann Arbor).  When this one grows up though and gets some nice pointy spurs and a bad territorial attitude I think people will not enjoy having it around.  The DNR will likely come in and trap it then. 

07/21/2015 - 10:20am Totally agree.  Very ugly. 

Totally agree.  Very ugly.  But I still love mine.  Comfortable to drive, very safe, very reliable (0 problems in 3 years of ownership), and quite handy.  The fold up seats and in bed trunk are very usefull and swallow gear.  Kills it in the snow, stability control isn't too touchy and works like it should.  Off road it isn't like the Tacoma it replaced but does fine for most purposes and carries the hunting dogs just fine and a dead deer or two.  Cons: ugly, from most angles but looks fine from others which is weird.  Mileage sucks, should be better for a smaller truck.  Towing capacity is limited at 5000lbs but gets most things done.  Looking forward to the redesign which is rumored to be coming soon.

07/15/2015 - 1:04pm Being a wildlife biologist is

Being a wildlife biologist is never useful on this blog, until today (or when discussing Bret Bielema).  That is a raccoon with some kind of condition leading to hair loss such as mange, ringworm, or alopecia.  Sometimes a diet change can do the same.  Google "raccoon with mange".  Happens with coyotes also and people go nuts and call the TV station.  Perhaps Mrs. Stock should supply it with whatever she uses on her own scalp, seems to be very effective for her and they are both mammals so why not.   

People thinking that a medium sized mammal can maintain a population level high enough to persist yet somehow go undocumented for decades in areas with high human populations, tons of hikers and hunters, and severe habitat fragmentation are living in a fantasy world (populated by bigfoots (bigfeet?), chupacabras, loch ness monsters, high school linemen with "excellent pad level", large breasted centaurs, and Miley Cyrus.)

07/07/2015 - 12:47pm Moving back to Ann Arbor and wife needs a commuter

Moving back to Ann Arbor and wife needs a commuter with AWD and decent mileage that may be able to actually tow something and has great safety ratings because primary driver is accident prone. Getting one of the following: Subaru Outback, Mercedes GLK 250 bluetec, Audi Q5 diesel, grand cherokee diesel.

05/30/2015 - 4:55pm I was a fly fishing and horse riding guide in

I was a fly fishing and horse riding guide in mongolia for a couple years. That line of work sounds fun but is actually quite stressful and just horrible for family life. When a dude pays $18000
for a fishing trip you better get him on the huge fish! They don't always cooperate. I had a chance to start a guiding company there and gladly passed up on it.

05/17/2015 - 4:33pm Kiante is nice.  I had dinner

Kiante is nice.  I had dinner with him and a census taker once.  We had liver with fava beans.  fuh fuh fuh fuh fuh fuh...

05/01/2015 - 11:14pm Probably didn't have to use your AK either. How

Probably didn't have to use your AK either. How is the pager?

04/10/2015 - 4:07pm (No subject)

03/17/2015 - 7:42pm You have mentioned it twice now and piqued my

You have mentioned it twice now and piqued my curiosity...what does the bankruptcy aspect of this have to do with anything?

03/12/2015 - 1:23pm To be fair, that is the same

To be fair, that is the same face that most people make when I start speaking Mongolian. 

03/06/2015 - 3:18pm Spot on.  The Judge Judy

Spot on.  The Judge Judy stuff is quirky and goofy and sand in the undies of many MSU and OSU fans.

02/12/2015 - 2:37pm Ha, wait until your baby is

Ha, wait until your baby is born and sleep deprivation kicks in.  Compared with what is coming the cheese grater incidents will feel like your time together back by the lake on Naboo. 

01/24/2015 - 10:05pm "particularly a long ulna to

"particularly a long ulna to upper arm ratio".  Really?  Has it come to this? 

01/22/2015 - 10:56pm I bet they deflated some footballs also.

I bet they deflated some footballs also.

01/20/2015 - 5:01pm I hope he warns the hosts,

I hope he warns the hosts, 7-10 NFL rookies would obliterate the buffet. 

01/16/2015 - 11:23pm At first glance, i thought

At first glance, i thought that was porn on the TV screens. 

01/08/2015 - 4:53pm Assistant coaches should

Assistant coaches should purchase their own moving vans.  They would probably pay for themselves after a few years.  What a nomadic existence. 

12/29/2014 - 3:34pm Wow, with Durkin at 36 years

Wow, with Durkin at 36 years in age these are some young coordinators.  

12/29/2014 - 2:21pm I agree Iman, this whole

I agree Iman, this whole thing is real dope.  

12/29/2014 - 1:58pm (No subject)

12/04/2014 - 9:28pm Completely agree, Any coach

Completely agree, Any coach that we would want can't possibly be looking at the other open jobs right now.  Plus, maybe I have a penchant for self destructive behavior but keeping up with the constant CC threads and speculation is very fun though clearly others disagree.

10/31/2014 - 12:51pm Now Dave, on to that

Now Dave, on to that political career which will likely need to take place in another state.  I'm suggesting Ohio. 

07/24/2014 - 1:00pm Wait, hayden Fry impregnated

Wait, hayden Fry impregnated my mom?  No wonder I have this inner drive to punt on third down and paint my brother's room pink.