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08/15/2018 - 11:47am Uh, the 2dr Bronco was DOA…

Uh, the 2dr Bronco was DOA before he got there - or at least the decision was already rolling, as were most of these other problems. (I believe they are going to be challenged to deliver a real Bronco vs just another suburban SUV anyway.) He's challenging conventions internally, and that may be a good thing. I am a little unsure of killing off all the car lines though.

R&T report 4door only in July - Hackett took over in May - that decision was already in the works when he came in: https://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/future-cars/a10328308/ford-bronco-two-door/

08/14/2018 - 12:17pm I kind of agree - we had OSU…

I kind of agree - we had OSU beat in two of those games (a few - four - less interceptions and non-Ohio resident officiating), and MSU in at least one of them. The corner needs to be turned on team complete-ness and the maturity and strength to close the deal.

They can get there - just need to turn down the noise and let them do it.

08/14/2018 - 12:05pm Yes, well I guess I have…

Yes, well I guess I have been hearing "the defense ... clearly will be ahead of the offense after two weeks" for so many years in a row, the offensive line looked good in drills, they will develop across the season, etc., that I have a sort of PTSD. It didn't help that BTN re-played the Hoke-Clapping-Dileo-Slide game just before the show to remind me how long the OL has been in this perpetual "they have to be better, right?" state.

I have been wondering for years if we had the dial too lean on the good weight scale in comparison to MSU, OSU, Wiscy, etc., so I am hoping the weight increases and the change out to Warinner finally delivers on the field.

Need to see it though.

08/14/2018 - 6:57am Watched the full report on…

Watched the full report on BTN last night. Three tidbits that left me worried:

1) They said Runyon is practicing at left tackle (so the others haven't emerged yet)

2) The DBs were all over the WRs

3) The OLine looked good in drills but when they went 9 on 7 against the defense it all started to break down.

They also said it looked to be Patterson vs Peters at QB, with Patterson adding a dimension with the run ability. 

 

08/12/2018 - 9:28am That's funny, in my view if…

That's funny, in my view if you sell (or trade for tattoos for that matter) team owned equipment, that is theft, and you should be dismissed from the team.

08/09/2018 - 4:37pm This is cool

Go Blue!

This is cool

Go Blue!

08/06/2018 - 11:43am We've had his number the…

We've had his number the past two years - just couldn't seal the deal.

That said Meyer and Satan are the only two who can wave multiple rings and that is the reason to believe. Lose that, and OSU recruiting drops off some. Especially if we can win one or two.

08/03/2018 - 4:13pm This is why the refs in 2016…

This is why the refs in 2016 were not going to call JT short. He's short, you're a ref who lives in Ohio, your life and your family's safety passes before your eyes ....

08/03/2018 - 1:33pm They never thoroughly…

They never thoroughly checked Dodge Chargers sold for a dollar - "yep - the sale was legally titled - nothing to see - don't mind the price recorded or lack of significant financial withdrawal by the player..."  - so why do we think they'll dig deep now?

I'm in the cynical facade of an investigation followed by a 4 game suspension camp (I.e., back for Penn State)

08/02/2018 - 9:27am Ok, he absolutely should be…

Ok, he absolutely should be asked - at least by his current management, and if his conduct was not in line fired, however:

1) we don't know what he knew or didn't know

2) we don't know what action he took at the time and what the result was

3) AFAIK he has been directly asked by the press and directly lied about it

4) and we don't know whether he has already interviewed on this by the athletic department 

08/01/2018 - 4:41pm Or the overt cheering every…

Or the overt cheering every time Joe Pa show on the We are Penn State hype video at Beaver Stadium

07/22/2018 - 7:47pm Question: which punter since…

Question: which punter since then would you pick? He was really good.

07/19/2018 - 11:32am I am not talking about…

I am not talking about concussion incidents in youth sports - I am talking about full CTE studies in all professional and collegiate sports.

07/19/2018 - 8:02am Well, while they are at it…

Well, while they are at it they need to study all sports, not just one poster child scapegoat sport. It amazes me how much angst there is for concussions in American football, when the recent World Cup coverage reminds me that two players in rest-of-world football who knock un-helmeted heads are dubiously looked at on the field, dusted off and sent on to play as a matter of routine.

07/18/2018 - 5:33pm Glad they got rid of the…

Glad they got rid of the alternating shade of green Ohio Stadium looking five yard strips.

07/16/2018 - 10:28pm Maybe Brian - knowing this…

Maybe Brian - knowing this thing was broken, but tired of managing the crashes and viruses (viri?) on the old site - was like ah fuck it,  launch this bitch warts and all, and then drank even more and came up with his sarcastic launch premier strategy

06/22/2018 - 7:05am Ausgezeichnet!!

Ausgezeichnet!!

06/13/2018 - 9:33am Th QB Guru's first "guy" is…

Th QB Guru's first "guy" is McCaffrey, who is a redshirt freshman. Patterson is an experienced gap filler, who Harbaugh would have liked to picked in 2015.

I know many teams play first and second year QBs, but I am betting most are simpler offenses with less post snap reads. Thus, so far experience and maturity has beaten out talent. When talent and maturity align is when we'll see Guru results. ASSUMING we have a competent O-Line.

06/13/2018 - 9:16am There was an article about…

There was an article about this on mlive:

 

http://www.mlive.com/wolverines/index.ssf/2018/06/race_to_make_michigan_football.html#incart_river_index

"Who the best players are," Harbaugh said on the podcast. "And there already is scholarship players who aren't in the 110, and there's walk-ons -- preferred walk-ons -- who are in the 110. "And there are tryout guys who made it that way that are in the 110."

06/07/2018 - 7:39am Apparently sometimes winners…

Apparently sometimes winners do too ...

04/10/2018 - 6:03am Excited to watch a second year Poole

But Ace - choice of words man - let's not bar any Wagner returns...

04/10/2018 - 6:03am Excited to watch a second year Poole

But Ace - choice of words man - let's not bar any Wagner returns...

04/04/2018 - 8:54am Comfort food

Mattison's pressers are always like comfort food. You feel all warm and fuzzy afterward.

03/16/2018 - 8:44am Michigan football, March Madness

And the Olympics - the reasons I still have cable.

If BTN wanted to charge me $20 a month and streaming was reliable, that model changes quickly.

03/16/2018 - 8:44am Michigan football, March Madness

And the Olympics - the reasons I still have cable.

If BTN wanted to charge me $20 a month and streaming was reliable, that model changes quickly.

03/02/2018 - 1:30pm Good to hear you are out.

Hope you get better soon.

You'd think the Cubans are spying on the mgoblog crew too...

02/24/2018 - 8:47pm Referencing the case of Cam Newton

As long as your parents get it and you don't know about it.

02/19/2018 - 2:50pm Exactly - Jimmy and Team

just need to beat ND, PSU and particulalry OSU and they will come. Champions of the East would douse the smoke.

02/19/2018 - 12:02pm Women's Gymnastics won

In Raleigh against NC State, Brown and UNC too.

A shout out to M-TAC for rallying the local troops.

02/13/2018 - 8:37am Because we all deep down believe

the NCAA will not approve immediate eligibility just to screw Jim Harbaugh again. (SEC and Buckeye bagmen are busilly at work accidentally leaving lunch bags in NCAA offices now. Jim Delany too.)

02/13/2018 - 8:30am Same story, Detnews link

Link

Wish UofM had fired him the first time he was turned in for doing something perverted. I can be legally hard to fire people (vs. just lay them off), but still.

Anyway, they did the second time. And now he'll likely go to a different big house.

02/08/2018 - 9:49pm Trying in the Arb

Everyone in Couzen's had a waxed cafeteria tray. The sledding somehow got better as the night wore on.

02/07/2018 - 4:26pm It will be a self inflicted curse

if the "Unacceptable" "Torch and Pitchfork" crowd continue down the Fire Harbaugh! path and the '19 class suffers.

02/07/2018 - 4:06pm Never Forget!

02/07/2018 - 2:01pm Not at Tackle

and therein lies the problem. You can sign all the skill players you want, but if you don't have the big uglies to block and pass protect (and you can't coach up the ones you have like other teams seem to) then the skills won't have enough time.
 

There is one OL in the class. Does anyone feel the gaping hole is filled?

01/24/2018 - 8:58am Texas as a whole has been more of a mess than us

the past three years, but Anderson seems the type who will focus on his position. The question is, how much of a mess has Texas' O-line been compared to our ten year run? Also, what is the depth chart at his position / what is his liklihood to play?

He'll be balancing these questions against the safety of staying closer to home with people he knows.

01/23/2018 - 2:32pm I had hawk Powerstop ceramic

and theyshed brake dust all over my front wheels. Replaced them with Wagoner and they seem fine. My rear rotors were replaced by wagoner by the auto shop. I would look on amazon and check reviews for wagoner and omix/ada.

Also, I wouldn't pay to have old rotors machined, when new ones cost about the same.

As for electric - maybe, but I'll have to keep on long distance / tow hog in the driveway.

01/22/2018 - 8:05am While you at it

ask them for an extended warranty on the drivetrain since you won't know if anything is wrong with it until it 'learns you". At the very least I would get it in writing that you reported a potential problem within 30 days and if a real problem is found CarMax will either pay the full cost to repair or replace the transmission.

Personally, seems an odd explanation to me, and I just changed a transmission out on my son's Jeep. (So far had a good experience with a remanufactured transmission from Moveras if anyone is interested.)

[Edit: info on adaptive shift on Moveras web site: http://www.moveras.com/app_moveras/Vendor/relearn.php ]

01/22/2018 - 8:01am You bring up a good point

have them change the transmission fluid and filter (or have them pay to have it done). Be in the shop when they drain it and pull the filter. If there are bits of metal shavings in there return the car.

01/22/2018 - 7:43am Lighten up Francis

I thought it was funny, and rather than being some kind of sarcastic slight against Wilton, it is more a sarcastic slight against all the stress mongering rumors surrounding New England on a day when the "old" GOAT may not have played due to a hand injury, but he did, and he won.

01/18/2018 - 7:12pm I was thinking more Brady Hoke-ish

Than Rich Rod. Cookies and clapping all around too....

01/18/2018 - 7:12pm I was thinking more Brady Hoke-ish

Than Rich Rod. Cookies and clapping all around too....

01/18/2018 - 3:57pm I said this previously - but this is true

I sat on a jury for one of these cases. The mother could not believe the father had done what he did, and tried to rationalize how her daughter could be so confused. Fortunately, the daughter had involved teachers, and the mother brought clergy in, who then brought in the police and counselling.

It was horrible to sit through the case. Four days of hearing awful things. I emergeed with a much deeper appreciation for judges, DAs, counselors and criminal defense lawyers. True service.

01/17/2018 - 8:59pm I think this would be bigger

if during the run up to the summer olympics when people pay more attention to gymnastics. Kerrigan / Harding was pretty big because of timing.

01/17/2018 - 3:46pm I agree with you in this way

If by bias and fake news you mean endless editorial discussion of opinions about the news to support an agenda - then yes.

This is very different however, from presenting unverified content from the internet or other sources as news.

01/17/2018 - 11:39am I'll put my comment back in

Note: this is a news comment, not a political comment:

In my opinion CNN jumped the shark from being a news organization a long time ago. Somehow they decided to take the agenda themed strategy from Fox, and fill the day with "breaking news" editorial round table discussion. What is discussed may be vetted with a news level of veracity better than others, but they have come a long way from the news reporting agency they used to be (e.g., during the first Gulf War) - especially Headline News - all in the name of ratings. To me, this is a big reason they are being challenged.

In my view all the cable news channels have become equally unwatchable, because you have to gleen the actual factual news out of the endless editorial discussion of opinions on "the news channel".

Of course what do I know - to me news should be like old school Walter Cronkite news, where the news is presented and there may be an editorial short as part of the broadcast.

01/16/2018 - 3:54pm Maybe it's "Boliviated"

But, yeah, good question

We need Brian to do a Dave Brandon Stop Drinking email level analysis and out this pestulence.

01/16/2018 - 3:44pm I'm with Don here

if you can triangulate who it is - create a post listing name and home town, and all the aliases, and then tweet out a public shaming linking to the post.

People behave better when they know there are consequnces, and in this case banning, Bolivia and point bashing isn't enough.

01/12/2018 - 10:00am Watched the OSU 2016 one ...

annnd I am still pissed off.

Will not watch the MSU 2015 one. No way. Has to be one of the absolute worst moments in Michigan football history.

01/12/2018 - 9:48am Done

Take care of yourself Ace. MGoBlog supports you!