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12/08/2012 - 5:17pm Bradley

There were 11,000 people at that game...Bradley gets a good crowd of very passionate fans. Well except for their "B"..."U" chant!

04/07/2012 - 8:33pm Record

is 6 by teammates in the same season...I would say they can get to 8 or 9 realistically if they both stay healthy.

02/20/2012 - 1:32am There isn't much that I would

There isn't much that I would be "too upset" about right now lol

02/20/2012 - 1:30am Agreed

I agree that I will not be too upset, but (bias acknowledged) if I were him...I would not be able to get my fax in quick enough!

02/02/2012 - 9:55am I always thought...

he was the love baby of Tom Arnold (as mentioned above) and Matthew Perry.

02/01/2012 - 10:12am I don't watch much film of high schoolers,

but damn.  Dude seems to pull-away by 15+ yards from everyone else!

01/31/2012 - 9:49pm Here's Mine


  • Best Player from this class (next year): Pipkins
  • Best Player from this class (when it's all said and done): Pipkins
  • Sleeper from the 2012 class (3* or lower, per Chesson
  • Late Bloomer from the 2012 class: Ojemudia/Henry
  • 1st Round Draft Pick(s) from this class: Pipkins, Magnuson
  • Best Offensive Player from this class (when it's all said and done): Magnuson
  • Best Defensive Player from this class (when it's all said and done): Pipkins
  • Your Favorite Offensive Player: Houma
  • Your Favorite Defensive Player: Bolden/Ross
  • Your "I Told You So" Player from this class: Magnuson is two-time All-Big 10 and one-time All-American
01/29/2012 - 12:53pm Impressive

More than an octuple post!  Great work!  Beat OHIO!

01/29/2012 - 12:46pm GR Press

They ran this article in the Grand Rapids Press as well.  Excited for the opportunities in front of Amara!

01/05/2012 - 12:15pm I'm pretty sure the OP meant

the late 4th quarter drive (after fake punt), not OT.  I could be mistaken though.

01/05/2012 - 9:42am Definitely Woodson...

or Mike Knuble.

01/05/2012 - 9:35am RIGHT!?

My facebook news feed was blowing up with Sparty fans talking about Michigan barely BEATING a team that got blown out by Clemson, who in-turn, got blown out by West Virginia.

To this, I asked myself..."why do I have so many Sparty friends?"

01/05/2012 - 9:33am I don't think that is exactly

I don't think that is exactly the way probability works...independent events? lol

10/14/2011 - 9:31pm There is a Beast in My Belly!

Going with The Kraken and Dr. Pepper tonight.

04/08/2011 - 11:18am 5'9"?



But seriously.  I would like to go down to the game tomorrow night!!  How much are tickets going for?

01/03/2011 - 4:22pm None

He did recruit the players (almost all of which are less than 2 years from high school)

He did chose the offense.  It will work.  Great young talent.

He did chose the defense.  Shouldn't have.  Still lots of young talent.  Even younger than the offense.

He does own the results.  Getting better.  New it wouldn't happen overnight.  Most of his first group of guys have at least 2 years of eligibility left and are the best players on the team.

01/03/2011 - 1:13pm Don't just look at 1 aspect

You cannot look at one aspect of anything and get a complete picture!

As far as the offense is concerned:

   They are still quite young.  The only skill players on the roster that are in their 4th year removed from high school are: Junior Hemingway, Martell Webb, and Kelvin Grady (who played basketball for 2 years)!  Everyone else is either a true junior or younger.

   They are much improved from 2009, and I don't want to think about the year before (after losing Long, Henne, Hart, Manningham, Arrington, etc.).  Yes, they did not put up a ton of points in the last 3 games.  However, you cannot simply look at points as the metric of an offenses effectiveness.  Nor, am I saying, that you could simply look at yardage...or any other single metric.  However, in a different situation, we could definitely have put up more points in the bowl game (or OSU or Wisconsin).  We missed a field goal from the red zone.  We got in to the red zone a couple other times...and being down had to go for big plays rather than running the offense, and eventually failed on 4th down.  I agree with you that the offense is not GREAT yet, but they are clearly on their way.

Help from special teams and defense would be obviously helpful!  Special teams is the easiest of the two to turn around.  Rich has received a committment from a well regarded kicker (let's not forget that Gibbons was well regarded as well).  Hagerup seems decent (save frustrating block) and was a true frosh.  The defense is bad.  Although I do see potential.  All the freshmen that we are playing is semi-encouraging...

also, in my epinion, I thought they played pretty well in many games this year, including the bowl.  You can yell at me all you want (52 POINTS OMG), but they really didn't play THAT terribly.  They simply need to make a couple plays on 3rd down (and when they do make that play, make another one on 4th).  With the exception of the 80some yard dump-off, I thought they played hard and decent.  I see potential...

Now, go look at the schedule next year...

01/03/2011 - 11:36am Agreed

I like Rich Rod a lot, and do think (given the opportunity) that he could definitely turn us into a national championship contender year in and year out.  However, there is simply no way that we can keep him now.  We have backed ourselves into a corner with holding out the decision until now.  I thought we should have come out and given him resounding support and assurance a month ago.  We didn't.


DB simply cannot bring him back without losing credibility, even if it would be the best decision.  If RR came back, it would be extremely tough sledding on the recruiting trail...and we could easily be in the same situation next year (even though I do see a SUCCESSFUL 2011 if RR was coach).


All in all, Rich did not get a fair shake.  He ran into a bad situation, without adequate support.  Unfortunately, he has to go.

12/30/2010 - 4:21pm 2007

Those two years followed a SEVERELY dissappointing season (8-4) with guys like Mike Hart, Chad Henne, JAKE LONG, Mario Manningham, Adrian Arrington, etc...

I feel like the transition was more difficult with Threet, Mathews, Ferrara, and an injured Molk...

12/30/2010 - 4:12pm ahhh

I hope you are right, but it doesn't seem like a good way to rally the fanbase around the guy.  RR definitely deserves better than he has received in the last 3 years...

12/30/2010 - 4:05pm Midwest

Are we really all that concerned with midwest recruiting?  There isn't traditionally a whole lot of talent (save Ohio) in the region, especially for a RR offense.  I would say he has done very well recruiting talent-rich areas like Florida...

12/16/2010 - 12:57pm Right

Yes.  I am not saying that he isn't good by any means.  Quite the contrary.  He is about as perfect of a defensemen as humanly possible!  The guy has done everything asked of him for almost 20 years (after being a 3rd round draft pick!).  I was also not saying that he doesn't put up any numbers, I was just mentioning his goal totals are not CRAZY and it isn't all that surprising that he hasn't had a hat trick in his amazing career.  I was saying "scoring defenseman" as in goal-scoring.  You used "scoring defenseman" as in point-scoring.

If the wings needed him to score 30 goals a year (a.k.a. Mike Green) while reducing his role in the aspects I described above, then I have no doubt he could serve that role.  Especially in the late '90's.

12/15/2010 - 11:45pm Double edit

Apparently I did read it correctly, and it was now edited?

12/15/2010 - 11:43pm Big Chill

Big Chill hasn't made the list?


EDIT: Just read the post, not the Subject.  It does say "football" up there...but Big Chill could still be included "Big House"!

12/15/2010 - 11:38pm Agreed

That was pretty sick, even though I thought he was going to be caught (not possible)!

Also liked 75 yards to Roundtree on opening play of the game...

12/15/2010 - 11:34pm Can't help it

Cannot help but be optimistic for these guys.  I was expecting a miserable season coming into it, with no 4th year player on the team (and no center or true big).  They have been very impressive thus far, and I hope they continue to progress!

12/15/2010 - 11:10pm Surprising

This one is surprising.  A guy with his talent, in his 9th year in the league and typically scores in the neighborhood of 30 goals a year would usually have a hat trick (in the regular season) under his belt.

12/15/2010 - 11:08pm Nick

It isn't really all that surprising.  I mean the guy is a defenseman.  He has only scored 20 goals over an entire season once.  He has never been about gaudy statistics...he just does everything right.  I am sure if his team needed him to take on the role of a scoring defenseman, he could have done it.  However, the wings just need him to be a leader, puck mover, shut-down d' man, and power play quarterback.

11/16/2010 - 5:19pm Denard vs. Pat White



Denard through 10 (semi-injured) games in 2010:

1990 Pass Yds, 1417 Rush Yds (6.9/attempt), 26 total TD's


Pat White (college) career highs:

1842 Pass Yds (2008), 1335 Rush Yds (2007), 31 total TD's (2006)

Pat White (sophomore-senior) Season Averages:

12.33 GP, 1740 Pass Yds, 1176 Rush Yds, 29.3 total TD's

10/08/2010 - 1:16pm House

That house is like 400 yards away!

10/06/2010 - 12:22pm Notable Residents

Anyone else notice under the "Notable Residents" section that names like Martavious Odoms and Vincent Smith appeared, but not one Denard Robinson?

09/25/2010 - 11:53pm No

At least not in the NFL.  It is a 15 yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty (or at least was): See Joe Gibbs 2007.

Is it allowed in college?  I have never noticed it happen before.

09/25/2010 - 11:49pm Thank You

Thank you for a helpful response!

Can you find anything on this?  The rule for the NFL or something that says there is one in the NFL, but not in the NCAA?

09/25/2010 - 11:44pm NFL vs. NCAA

Is there a rule in the NFL then that is not in the NCAA?

I remember a few years back that Joe Gibbs got a bunch of flack for getting penalized after calling a second consecutive time-out and the Redskins lost the game. 

I assumed a rule like that would be the same for NFL and NCAA?

08/28/2010 - 10:19pm Problem

The problem with Maize Outs is that we do not have Maize Jerseys.  Many people that own a nice replica jersey wish to wear it to the games they go to.  However, most of these would be blue, and not contribute to a Maize Out.

08/28/2010 - 1:45pm Intentional?

I don't know if you intentionally switched the names up or not?  But, Kelvin is the slot ninja (/cornerback [fingers crossed]), and Kevin has moved on...

08/28/2010 - 1:39pm Rumors

There were rumors of him moving to cornerback, just a couple days ago?  I guess those were untrue...

08/27/2010 - 12:19am It would still be overall

It would still be overall conference record that would seed the teams in each division, not record just in games within the division.

Head-To-Head would be the first TIE-BREAKER

Michigan vs. OSU would still be extremely important if it was a cross-over game, but I am all for them being in the same division, playing once a year, on the last game of the regular season.  Most seasons, this should basically (hopefully, puts a lot on the game) be a play in to the Big 10 Championship game...

08/26/2010 - 10:47pm Arby's

Why the hell would they put the Arby's logo right on the center of the front of the shirt?  It is such a nuisance there! 

I can understand them wanting the logo on the shirt, but seriously, right there?

08/26/2010 - 10:43pm Divisions

The major problem without divisions is tie-breakers.

With 12 teams in a conference, and 8 conference games (for now), that means that there are 3 teams each year that a certain team will not play, the teams will have to rotate on and off the schedule similar to the way they do now...but this means that each team is not playing a quarter of the conference.

Ties at the top of the conference at the end of the season will be a mess.  Nobody wants to be in or out of the Conference Championship game due to the number of penalty yards they obtained over the conference schedule (or some other dumb tie-break rule).  When the teams are split into divisions, then each team would play the other 5 in their division every year, and play 3 cross-over games that would rotate each year.

That way, if there is a tie at the top of a division, the only tie-breaker you need is head-to-head.  Then it is clear who goes to the championship game.

08/26/2010 - 10:34pm Overrated?

If you think tradition is overrated, than you are a fan of the wrong team, in the wrong sport.  College football in general is packed with tradition, and the University of Michigan is the school most loaded in tradition!

Also, I think you are missing the main point of the argument.  It isn't that we wouldn't watch, because we most definitely would!  It is the fact that the heart would be ripped out because most of us would not BE THERE to watch it.  There would not be 100,000+ rabid fans packed into the Big House or that other stadium...with large/crazy student bodies, a neutral site game would not have the same atmosphere.

I really hope they keep Michigan and OSU in the same division.  They play once a year in late November...and the winner plays PSU/Wisc./Iowa/Nebraska in the Big 10 Championship.

08/26/2010 - 10:39am Who is your post directed towards?


08/26/2010 - 10:35am +1

To you, sir!  Got done reminiscing during my own post, and I read yours.  Great quote!  Very relevant and motivational...from a great source!

08/26/2010 - 10:33am For me...

Grew up a Michigan fan (especially Charles Woodson), I had a lot of family that went to the University...

As I got older, guys like Lloyd Carr, Jake Long, Mike Hart, Chad Henne, and Mario Manningham really started to make me love the program...

Decided on M as the right school for me, began to follow the program even closer...

First game as a student, ranked #5, all studs returning, National Championship hopes, HORROR!!!...

Really began following recruiting...

Happened upon mgoblog...

Obsession since...

so I wouldn't say it was necessarily the struggles of the last few years, that made me a bigger diehard.  I feel that it was my natural progression to eventually become fully captivated by Michigan Football, but who knows?

08/26/2010 - 10:10am Agreed

Let me start off by saying, I am not completely sure how the athletic divisions are set up (whether it is by enrollment, competitive advantage, combinations of factors, etc.), but I hate playing I-AA teams in general. 

I do not wish to play any more of them, no matter how accomplished they may be.  If App St. moved up to I-A because they had been dominating I-AA for so long, there may be some merit in a revenge game to kick the living shit out of them...however, until that happens, STAY AWAY from I-AA!

08/26/2010 - 12:17am Classy Guy

I have a buddy that works for the Penn State football team.  He has met and talked with many of the Big Ten coaches.  He told me that Pat Fitzgerald was his hands-down favorite coach.  Said he was a very classy, enthusiastic, and genuine individual. 

If your son cannot earn a high level athletic scholarship...I think a program headed by Pat Fitzgerald (coming with a very well respected degree from Northwestern) would be a great opportunity to help a lot in his development as a football player and a person.

08/26/2010 - 12:07am Elliott

It will be a great moment for the whole Mealer (and Michigan) Family.  I have watched the E60 segment on Elliott on several different occassions, and get emotional every single time.  I hope that kid earns some playing time this year.  The chills when Brock leads the team out of that tunnel...

08/26/2010 - 12:02am Preseason

I feel like the preseason would for sure have to be the busiest time of year for this blog.

I know I am not alone in checking the blog every 5-10 minutes around this time of year.  The anticipation of the upcoming season and the new developments in the recruiting cycle (visits, etc.) keep Michigan football on my mind 24/7.  Brian does a great job feeding my hunger for all things blue.

As for the slowest time of the year, I would probably say the couple weeks after everyone has read the bowl game recap (Hopefully we get back to the time when there is a bowl game recap) until the couple of weeks leading up to signing day.

Probably a little slow after signing day has come and gone also...

08/25/2010 - 11:51pm Crazy Game

That game was CRAZY!

The first half, we played probably the worst half of Division I College Football that I had ever seen.  Fortunately, Wisconsin played the newest worst half of Division I College Football that I have ever seen. 

I think the crowd helped close that game out as well (see: two point conversion and late offsides)

Notre Dame last year was awesome and loud!  Matthews touchdown!

Even Denard's first play in college, against WMU, had the crowd rocking!

08/25/2010 - 11:44pm Excited

I am so excited for Brock to lead the 2010 Michigan team through that tunnel and onto the field!  This moment will mean much more than football!

Between this, the stadium re-dedication, and the revenge for the last couple years...the team and the 110,000 fans should be rocking all season with no excuse!