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12/18/2018 - 12:51am it's simple. This team isn't…

it's simple. This team isn't big enough for two Solomons.

Good luck Aubrey. Fuck Michigan!

(and he maybe just did)

12/16/2018 - 8:52pm Welcome, young man. 

GO…

Welcome, young man. 

GO BLUE!

12/15/2018 - 11:30pm They would have been on…

They would have been on scholarship for Fall term. They would be responsible for reimbursing part of those costs.

12/15/2018 - 11:25pm This would be instituted…

This would be instituted universally. Obviously t wouldn't work if only select schools did it.

12/15/2018 - 11:00pm Provide draft insurance. I…

Provide draft insurance. I think Jake Butt had this and it paid him based on how far he fell in the draft. I'm not sure what criteria were used, but I think that's reasonable.

Sooner than later, game attendance and viewership will suffer if the best players aren't playing.

I do think it's the players choice to play or sit out. But if they choose to sit, I also think they should reimburse the school for a portion of that year's scholarship. They were given certain compensation in exchange for playing football. If they choose not to live up to the original agreement, they're in breach of contract.

Decisions based on economics have economic consequences, both good and bad.

12/14/2018 - 12:32am Johnny Marr says Hi Hello.

Johnny Marr says Hi Hello.

12/14/2018 - 12:24am On Through The Night and…

On Through The Night and High and Dry are exceptional rock albums. Pyromania and Hysteria, while more commercial, were also solid efforts.

12/13/2018 - 11:45pm i like my reality better…

i like my reality better. You know, the one where perseverance pays off and good things come to those who stay.

Worked out ok in '97.

12/13/2018 - 8:12pm Calling Harbaugh incompetent…

Calling Harbaugh incompetent is the delusional take and definitelya troll job.

The game plan against OSU may have been misguided, but history doesn't support your label. 

12/11/2018 - 10:26pm Eat the worm. Lick the salt…

Eat the worm. Lick the salt. Suck the lemon.

12/11/2018 - 9:55pm I don't necessarily disagree…

I don't necessarily disagree with this, but both approaches cost both teams.

OSU overlooks some opponents, possibly due to the season long focus on Michigan. It cost them the Purdue game and should have cost them Maryland too.

Michigan focused on the Revenge Tourand has devalued the OSU game. We all know how that has worked out in recent years.

Two opposite approaches, both cost each team. It cost Michigan more, IMO

12/09/2018 - 9:20pm "We" can't save anything.

"We" can't save anything.

And I understand it was hyperbole.

12/09/2018 - 9:15pm And it may change…

And it may change significantly again from some social event or rule change (see CTE). Would that mean we should devalue the games that precede that happening? Of course not.

 

12/09/2018 - 9:04pm That's irrelevant. The…

That's irrelevant. The expectation is to educate and graduate. They all have to practice, they all have the same demands, scholarship or not.

And I know you're not implying that scholarship athletes are less intelligent than walk-ons, right? Right.

12/09/2018 - 8:41pm Count me in the camp that…

Count me in the camp that says if you don't play in the Bowl , that's your decision.

But at that point I think the player should be required to reimburse the University for a portion of that year's scholarship.

It's breach of contract. They should be accountable for not living up to the agreement to play, in exchange for tuition, room, board, etc.

12/09/2018 - 12:46pm I hate to say it, but it…

I hate to say it, but it would be amazing to see Harbaugh go 5-100 against anybody. The implications are mind-blowing.

12/09/2018 - 12:28pm Actually, I think it's, "We…

Actually, I think it's, "We had subs, it was crazy."

Bo's record in Bowl games wasn't stellar. That is true. But there was something about his "win the right way" and "The Team" philosophies that players, alumni and fans embraced then, and still do today.

The anti-Machiavellian ideal that the means have to justify the end is in diametric opposition to the Meyer, ES-EE-SEE model of win at any cost.

It's also the reason OSU spends its time wishing it were Michigan (11 Warriors) and not vice versa.

I'm fine with Bo quotes as a reinforcement of the ideals that my Alma Mater endorses and emulates.

12/09/2018 - 11:31am i don't think it's a mater…

i don't think it's a mater of reframing the expectations.

The first expectation is to educate and graduate student athletes. 45 academic All-BIG says this is being acheived. Anyone who believes it should be anything different, should feel free to jump off the bandwagon. Period.

The next, and probably most recently questioned (again) is to compete for BIG and National titles. The year before Harbaugh arrived we were 5-7. That isn't passing the eye test. Since he has been hired Michigan has been in the race for the East Division every year and co-champs this year. If the divisions were more equally distributed, or Michigan were in the West, results may have been better. Alas, that is not the case.

The reality of the situation is that Michigan is not as far along the timeline to achieving those goals as most thought. A week before the OSU game EVERYONE thought we were there. We are not. Yet. 

But, if you can't see the progress that's been made, you're not looking. Perhaps we just need to realize there is still more work to do and not be so eager to throw the baby out with the bath water. Let's not reframe the expectations, but let's reexamine where we actually are in relation to getting there.

12/02/2018 - 8:34pm I'm probably in the minority… I'm probably in the minority here, but I think a player should either play in the Bowl game, or be required to reimburse the school's scholarship value for all, or at least part, of the year in which the game occurs. I understand there is risk to the player, but there are insurance policies to be had. To me, it's also about a good faith agreement, at least in part. The school lives up to its promise to provide a scholarship in return for athletic performance. If either party can alter that agreement at some point, that should be allowed, but the contract should be considered breeched and a penalty imposed. That's the way breech of contract is handled in the business world. This is just a business decision by the player, so let them reimburse the school for percentage of the cost of attendance.
12/01/2018 - 12:10am Absolutely an iconic…

Absolutely an iconic American.

RIP GHWB

11/29/2018 - 12:43am Does this anti-chicken…

Does this anti-chicken stance hurt our chances of getting an invite to the Chick Fil-A Peach Bowl???

11/27/2018 - 12:47am i think there was some…

i think there was some evidence to support the idea that OSU would have an easier time with Michigan due to our Offensive style. I recall reading somewhere on this very blog that Purdue,(and maybe Maryland) had a tendency to have more explosive play potential on Offense. Michigan, OTOH, has a slower paced Offensive style.

The one thing that caused the OSU Defense to struggle is the one thing Michigan's Offense didn't do/have.

I hoped Michigan would run a more up tempo style and take some shots at their D. Alas, Pep and the boys thought the 3 yards and body blow Offensive game plan was the way to go.

Fire Pep Hamilton. Hire Cliff Kingsbury. Please.

11/26/2018 - 11:39pm Thanks for doing the follow…

Thanks for doing the follow up on this. I was thinking the same thing, relative to our earlier expectations.

I think the reason for most of the intense disappointment was based on an expectation after OSU's underperformance in some games.

Their lackluster games against Purdue and Maryland made them appear more vulnerable. They have so much talent that they tend to look past certain games and take a win for granted. I think a lot of us bought into that, while forgetting that OSU will never take the UM game for granted.

11/26/2018 - 10:34pm I'm all for turning this…

I'm all for turning this into a verb.

OSU really Charlie Browned us oN Saturday.

We got Charlie Browned by PSU last year too.

11/26/2018 - 10:25pm Maybe that's what we should…

Maybe that's what we should call it:

The Debacle.

It's short, descriptively accurate and sums it up perfectly.

11/23/2018 - 6:27am where can I get this shirt??

where can I get this shirt??

11/22/2018 - 6:42am Home field advantage is…

Home field advantage is worth about 3.5 pts. per game statistically, IIRC. So, even if you give OSU another 4 pts., Michigan still wins comfortably, in this exercise.

We've all watched both teams play this year, and while OSU may have a slight talent advantage, Michigan appears much better coached and more cohesive. I like our chances better than in most recent years, especially with the improved QB play.

GO BLUE! BEAT Ohio!

11/22/2018 - 4:30am As an alumnus that hasn't…

As an alumnus that hasn't had an opportunity to visit campus for many years and no longer resides in the state, I appreciate the link to my Alma Mater and camaraderie I feel with all of my fellow MGoBloggers.

Thanks all. Happy Thanksgiving!

GO BLUE! BEAT Ohio!

11/21/2018 - 10:01pm Wait, are you telling me…

Wait, are you telling me that students no longer partake in Computer Registration Involving Student Participation? Are they using snail mail, or a new telekinetic method?

j/k but there's a part of me that believes the way it used to be done was a rite of passage that all UM students should be required to undergo.

11/21/2018 - 1:59am I feel like Tru Wilson could…

I feel like Tru Wilson could have a big impact here. He's got good speed and seems to handle contact better than Evans

11/20/2018 - 9:37pm I've had both bruised and…

I've had both bruised and cracked ribs. There didn't seem to be much difference between the two to me. Both are exceptionally painful and only time will heal the injury. In my case, it was months before I could even breathe without pain.

But I'm not Chase Winovich

11/18/2018 - 10:50am Commas, are, our, friend.

Commas, are, our, friend.

11/17/2018 - 10:40pm 6 TDs = 42 pts.

6FGs = 18…

6 TDs = 42 pts.

6FGs = 18 pts.

That is all.

11/17/2018 - 10:32pm Hopefully, Winovich is good…

Hopefully, Winovich is good to go by Saturday. Thank God the Edwards injury wasn't much worse. Any update on Solomon?

All of the goals are still attainable, but there's work to do.

Go Blue! Beat Ohio!

11/17/2018 - 10:27am I was on 4th Doug. Had a…

I was on 4th Doug. Had a good friend from Jersey on 7th. Is that you, Izzy, and do you still carry a baseball bat in your Sentra?!

11/17/2018 - 10:20am The 42-7 Revenge Tour…

The 42-7 Revenge Tour continues.

So let it be written, so let it be done.

11/17/2018 - 1:28am Does the team generally…

Does the team generally participate?

I recall reading last year that JOK was the only one to participate. It seemed odd, but did give me some respect for JOK, as a Michigan Man

11/08/2018 - 3:16am i remember reviving the Hash…

i remember reviving the Hash Bash in 1984. The Young Republicans were taking over the campus and it had all but disappeared. Me and about 10 dorm mates from Bursley roped ourselves together and spent the day blazing up on the Diag. By the time I graduated in '88, its resurgence was well underway and the YRs campus reign was in decline.

Cool story Bro, right?

11/05/2018 - 11:01pm Speightbaugh!

Speightbaugh!

11/05/2018 - 10:56pm Thanks Aj, Jibbroni and…

Thanks Aj, Jibbroni and CalifExile for the clarification

11/05/2018 - 10:33pm  

Even if they lost to…

 

Even if they lost to Sparty and beat UM, wouldn't OSU still win the east?

Their other loss would be to Purdue, a West division team. They would only have 1 loss in the east, to Sparty, and win the head to head tiebreaker via win against UM, right?

 

11/04/2018 - 3:38am The thing that surprised me…

The thing that surprised me the most was that the unnecessary roughness penalty was also waived off.

I've seen targeting overruled, but the UR penalty still enforced, several times.

so, even if there was no helmet to helmet contact, he still launched at a "defenseless receiver.

11/03/2018 - 7:34am I'm hep to that, Daddy-O…

I'm hep to that, Daddy-O. Booing a Michigan cat is just squaresville.

11/03/2018 - 3:11am Bluenatic Fringe!

Bluenatic Fringe!

11/01/2018 - 12:22am Revenge Tour T-shirt.

Make…

Revenge Tour T-shirt.

Make it happen.

10/26/2018 - 5:04am Theoretically here, the… Theoretically here, the number 10 could represent any player, just like buying a jersey with #4, #16, etc. I don't see a problem with making this a T-shirt.
10/25/2018 - 11:36pm I was going to say the same…

I was going to say the same thing.

Also, the number of carries don't add up: 8+1+18 = 29 ???

I may have run out of fingers and toes to count on, but I still get 27 (had to use the dog's digits too, so I may be wrong)

EDIT: Same as above.

10/21/2018 - 11:00am My neighbor, across the…

My neighbor, across the street, said the same thing.

09/30/2018 - 12:48am It certainly didn't help to…

It certainly didn't help to have Hudson on the bench for the first half of the last two games.

Aside from the obvious downgrade talent-wise, I think he is also responsible for helping with on field alignment adjustments, etc.

09/24/2018 - 8:30am The "never could" I was…

The "never could" I was referring to was the '97 season. That team was 1 kicked pass away from a loss to Mizzou. They never could have/would have "won" a share of that title without the "fabulous parting gift" bullshit that got used to justify a title

Anyone and everyone watching that year knew Michigan was a far superior team, in every way and would have throttled Nebraska, head to head.

Even the Nebraska fans I partied with at the Alamo Bowl a few years later conceded that point.