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03/27/2018 - 11:15am Highlights

https://youtu.be/9KEvFqU5LIg

03/07/2018 - 11:58pm The music was set perfectly against it too.

How is it that no one has killed that tradition at MSU? It’s like we’re Popeye and them slapping the floor is opening a can of spinach.

01/15/2018 - 11:22am Thank you guys

For that tribute to Keith Jackson.

When I heard the news I was sitting with my roommate and my girlfriend, and had to fight back tears. Neither one of them knew who KJ was, and it was hard to explain to them what it meant to me that a voice so inexerably tied to my childhoold would never be heard again. 

I don't think I realized it until this weekend, but Jackson was one of the reasons I fell in love with Michigan Football. He had that special way of capturing the spirit of fall Saturdays that I'll forever associate with the turning leaves, banner planes, the Goodyear blimp flying overhead and maize and blue wings. He brought an emotion to the game that I've never heard in any other announcer and now his voice is instant nostalgia. 

RIP. 

 

01/09/2018 - 12:07pm Stay strong Ace

I think I can speak for most of the MGoCommunity when I say we love and appreciate the work you do here and can't wait to have you back. 

12/13/2017 - 12:19am Watching in person

You could tell we were bothered by Texas’ size at first. But we figured it out about half way into the first half. Bamba is a beast on D but Texas was lost without a go to offensive threat. Good win overall but I think UT really missed Jones in this one.

Also, I hope our 3-point shooting gets better real soon. We can’t get far shooting in the low to mid 30’s.

11/14/2017 - 5:01pm One of the best Mgoblog memes of all time

Here's the original post:

http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/speculation-fuller-possibly-m

11/09/2017 - 4:41pm Phew, there you are.

NYC Fan was worried about you. 

11/07/2017 - 10:28pm Damn millennials and their trophies...

11/05/2017 - 1:55am Awwww yea

.:

10/20/2017 - 3:50pm Cool story bro moment..

I happened to sit next to Zia at graduation in '05 and he was super a friendly, genuinely happy guy. He told stories about the team and praised coach Carr as a great man. It was clear he was fully appreciating life after what could have been a very tragic incedent. It was great to see. 

10/14/2017 - 5:59pm Our DBs owned his routes

As evidenced by being forced out of bounds on that long completion. I thought the last PI against Long was complete bs. He dominated Cobbs on his route and got call for basically having too good of coverage.

10/11/2017 - 4:25pm My guess is

he is the same guy. He was not playing B1G defenses back then, and something tells me his oline wasn’t a wet paper bag, either.

10/03/2017 - 7:00pm I agree

and if it were only a mental/experience thing, we would see the frequency of mistakes correlate to experience. At this point the breakdowns are constant, and spread across the entire line. It's hard not to look at the coaches when stuff like that happens. Blaming the players' abilities at this point really feels like a Hoke "failure to execute" excuse. The coaches need to do a better job teaching and repping the scheme for various scenarios like DL slants and blitzes, plain and simple. 

09/20/2017 - 10:11am Nice analysis

I'm pretty sure that play #2 is actually well designed to defeat AF's defense. It looks like an RPO where WS should have pulled and thrown to Perry. The CBs were playing off and McDoom is setting up for an edge sealing block. I would attribute the failure of this play to a BR from Speight. 

I think we've been incorporating more option plays for Speight this year as we see more teams load the box against us (his zone read keeper against Cinci, for example). Considering this is all new, not surprising that he's struggling to diagnose at times, but getting a couple of these executed per game could really make a difference in how effective the offense feels. 

09/10/2017 - 8:00pm Lmgtfy

http://bfy.tw/DqvT

09/06/2017 - 8:14pm Dude

It is almost verbatim what you wrote in your post below. 

"He then communicates the audible to the line, who adjusts their protection scheme accordingly. Speight then typically will communicate the new play to he receivers via hand signals. "

09/06/2017 - 7:26pm Here's a pretty good explanation:
09/06/2017 - 4:37pm Dave Brandon's current mood

09/01/2017 - 1:42pm OMW to Dallas for the game

and my buddy brought a full shark mascot costume. Can't wait to see Florida fan reactions!

08/31/2017 - 10:02pm CMU

Where Hoke-ruined players go to shine.

08/21/2017 - 3:51pm Cam Gordon

Was a guy who was ostesibly a WR out of HS, moved to safety, then LB. Ended up a decent role player at OLB.

http://mgoblog.com/content/2009-recruiting-cameron-gordon

01/31/2017 - 9:56pm ROFL

Thank you.

01/31/2017 - 6:00pm You missed my point

Engagement, in and of itself, is one of the most valuable things MGoBlog has going for it. Whether or not the engagement is directly monetized, its value is real. Simply put, damaging engagement is damaging MGoBlog's value. 

01/31/2017 - 5:11pm Bizzarro world

That was a rather Brandonesque statement. You realize you directly benefit from the increased engagement that a functional mobile app brings right? Why not work with all the fans of the site to come up with a better solution before taking away their seat cushio... I mean app?

01/30/2017 - 11:45pm For sure. It's just amazing

For sure. It's just amazing how drastic and immediate of a difference coaching can make. There are teams like Bama that have all the potential to be a dynasty, but need the right person in charge to unlock it.

Then again there are teams like MSU that will just never have the ability to compete on a national stage year in and year out, even with a legendary coach like Saban.

01/18/2017 - 1:19pm May explain the lack of deep

May explain the lack of deep balls toward the end of the season? The offense did seem to have progressively less ingenuity and ultimately become less effective. Wheatley is weird though. Maybe a mutual discord on the amount of influence over play-calling?

01/18/2017 - 1:05pm This. Joke. Is. Dumb.
Kill

This. Joke. Is. Dumb.

Kill it already.

01/14/2017 - 12:52pm I don't think people ever

I don't think people ever questioned his ability while at Michigan, it just seemed like he was never quite hitting on all cylinders. This clip shows what he can do when he "takes over" a game. I think we were all waiting to see that guy a la Burke, Stauskas.

01/07/2017 - 9:16pm This. No fire. We need more:

This. No fire. We need more:

01/07/2017 - 11:04am Yea but Fleck has already

Yea but Fleck has already done the equivalent of all of those things at WMU. Sure, they didn't beat Wisconsin in the bowl but unless people were expecting him to build Boise State, I'd say he's earned his right to go.

01/05/2017 - 4:42pm Seconded. Same goes for DT's.

Seconded. Same goes for DT's.

01/05/2017 - 4:12pm When are we going to get

A come to Jesus discussion about how our OT and DT recruiting has been underwhelming the past 3 years? We've missed some very important targets at both positions, and these are arguably the 2 positions on a team where freshmen are least able to contribute - so there's a good chance we're feeling these effects for 2-3 years, not just 2017. 

I would honestly just like to get a perspective on why it's been so tough for Harbaugh to land top flight guys at those spots (Gary nothwithstanding, obvi). 

01/05/2017 - 9:14am (No subject)

01/04/2017 - 1:15pm http://static02.mediaite.com/

http://static02.mediaite.com/themarysue/uploads/2016/05/What-Excuse-me-…

01/04/2017 - 10:32am I don't think people avoid

I don't think people avoid them for the jinx factor, it's just better not to know what you're missing.

01/03/2017 - 11:59pm (No subject)

12/31/2016 - 8:38pm They are though!

They are though!

12/31/2016 - 8:34pm Glad to see OSU's reality

Glad to see OSU's reality distortion field where 1/2 yards come out of nowhere and PI's are invisible is alive and well.

12/31/2016 - 8:32pm Not when it's OSU

Not when it's OSU

12/31/2016 - 2:36pm While we're throwing out Guesses...

Offense

QB: Peters

RB: 1a. Evans 1b. Higdon

FB: Panda/Poggi

WR1: Kekoa/DPJ

WR2: Harris/Black

Slot: D0000M/Johnson

LT: JBB

LG: Bredeson

C: Cole

RG: Grapes of Wrath 

LT: Ulizio

Defense

WDE: Winovich

DT: GetInMyBelly

Nose: Money Mone

SDE: Gary

WILL: McCray

MIKE: Bush

SLB/Nickel: Metal/Furbush 

FCB1: Young HIll/Washington

BCB2: Long/Watson

SS: Hudson

FS: Kinnel

 

 

 

12/23/2016 - 11:44pm Lots of people, lots of

Lots of people, lots of football.

12/23/2016 - 11:39pm Nice

Nice

12/22/2016 - 12:22pm Agreed on this point - Hudson

Agreed on this point - Hudson is another good example. I am a bit concerned about recruiting the trenches, though. Harbaugh and team are pulling unprecedented talent at the skilled positions, but we've had some big misses on Oline and Dline in the last couple cycles. We will not be an elite team until we consistently bring in elite classes in those two position groups, so I'm really hoping Solomon, Tufele, Filiaga, etc. round out this class. As others have said, those guys are more important than a headliner like Harris (take them all caveats, of course).

12/21/2016 - 10:55pm I think... yep, this is the

I think... yep, this is the one

https://youtu.be/OpbdGnJbneE

12/20/2016 - 9:48am Do you even thread, man? He

Do you even thread, man? He was talking about Jones.

12/19/2016 - 12:49pm No way Kugler isn't asked

No way Kugler isn't asked back. We need depth badly at OL and anyone who gives us reasonable configuration options is a precious commodity.

12/13/2016 - 12:59am Welp, there he is. This guy.

Welp, there he is. This guy. We knew he was somewhere.

12/12/2016 - 2:34pm Wow that defense.... yeesh

Wow that defense.... yeesh that O. Will Butt go down as the best O recruit under Hoke?

12/09/2016 - 1:02am Lewis was more hyped coming

Lewis was more hyped coming in. Was on the cusp (or was?) all American last year. Right or wrong that's influential.

11/27/2016 - 11:47pm Fair play, read about it.

Fair play, read about it.