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10/19/2018 - 6:22pm That's what I'm hoping for…

That's what I'm hoping for. They had their emotional win last week, we had a warm up in the Season of Revenge.

Go Blue!

10/18/2018 - 3:11pm The most useful information…

The most useful information in that thread was the link for the $288 acid reflux shoulder pain pillow.

10/17/2018 - 2:25pm I regret that I have but one…

I regret that I have but one upvote to give. 

10/17/2018 - 2:16pm Knock on wood - that game…

Knock on wood - that game was very pre-Tua Alabama like. Slow first half, opponent seems to be in it, then 2nd half beat down. If we can stay healthy enough for a trajectory like that, we'll that would be something.

10/12/2018 - 5:48pm No, but refs compensated by…

No, but refs compensated by the sharps do

10/11/2018 - 8:28am I watched the 2016 OSU game,…

I watched the 2016 OSU game, and I completely believe it.

10/08/2018 - 10:17am In hindsight the Summer of…

In hindsight the Summer of Zombie Mgoblog focuses into context between 3.0 transition, poor Ace's struggles, and Brian's new baby daughter.

It'll be ok - turns out it was just a coma.

10/07/2018 - 11:00am Maybe documenting inane…

Maybe documenting inane emotional thoughts during a game is not the best Idea. At least there is better containment to snowflake and game threads now.

10/04/2018 - 6:52pm From my viewpoint in NC, the…

From my viewpoint in NC, the TV timeouts have me losing interest in the game watching at home or worse, giving other people windows to ask for thing to get done or start long conversations ...

I know they have to pay for these bloated contracts, but they really are starting to kill the experience in the stands and on the couch. It also feels like Fox is worse than ESPN, but I'd have to measure to be sure.

10/03/2018 - 2:32pm There are coaches we love to…

There are coaches we love to dislike due to general dick-ish-ness: Fitz, Frost, and at one time Ferenz, but they turn out to be relatively good guys who seem earnestly principled. (Hey, maybe it is an F thing.)

And then there are the real scumbags of the B1G ...

09/26/2018 - 9:15am Yes, my son was "Special K"…

Yes, my son was "Special K" as an intern at Bryant Denny last year, and everyone he knew begged him to play Dixie Land Delight. I can confirm it was not available in the system to play.

09/22/2018 - 4:53pm Seriously - if you're a…

Seriously - if you're a fullback, why would you go to any other school?

09/21/2018 - 6:40pm If they had just upgraded…

If they had just upgraded the press box, and did the brick archwork around the outside, it would have been great - but not paid for. 

I agree there was something about the artificial horizon of the old bowl against the fall sky and the community of it.

That said, the new stadium is awesome too. It sold my son on Michigan his first game. No other stadium as good for him.

Ed Martin may not have been good at hiring a coach, but the stadium renovation and boxes are very well done.

09/21/2018 - 2:49pm Used to be OSU, and then ND…

Used to be OSU, and then ND. Because those two games dictated Rose Bowl and AP national championship hopes.

Lose to ND and the AP NC is out, lose to OSU and Bo Rose Bowl.

MSU just didn't matter other than been that annoying team that played hard and dirty and sometimes one because they wanted to show us up (kinda like Illinois).

Now ND no longer really matters NC-wise - nor does getting to the arose Bowl. PSU and MSU are much more important division wise, but winning the B1G is pretty hard without beating OSU.

Still, Penn State feels like a must win, but not a rival in the sense they think of it. Then again we haven't really been much of a rival to anyone since 2006 except maybe 2016.

09/21/2018 - 11:21am Forgot who the OP was. The…

Forgot who the OP was. The post focused on Ms. McDaniels looks, and thus was a bad misogynist reflection on the OP and by extension the blog user base, and after 120 plus comments it was killed. It was never going to end well.

This is why I tell my kids anything they put on the Internet - or message to someone - they need to stop and think would they yell this in Times Square with their grandma right in front of them. If not, don't. 

09/18/2018 - 5:12pm I thought Nelson's strategy…

I thought Nelson's strategy was to cut the French line and double up on part of it - destroying that part before the van or the rear could get into the fight - thus achieving local superiority.

The quote comes from Patrick O'Brian's Jack Aubrey.

09/18/2018 - 5:07pm Yes, but some day soon,…

Yes, but some day soon, another team will come along that won't allow you to pass to open the run game, so you're going to have to slog it out. May as well get things sorted now - push your guys to saddle up.

09/18/2018 - 2:01pm Why - where in title IXdoes…

Why - where in title IXdoes it say if your sport is not a revenue sport you should get income too?

Continuing scholarships for non-revenue sports gives equal opportunity to play while earnings a degree.

I guess the question becomes for most schools: can you continue to offer the non-revenue sports scholarships if you have to pay revenue sports athletes?

09/18/2018 - 1:52pm Not to mention the whole…

Not to mention the whole reason we have a new LT is an injury (like Penn State's LB corps) and a guy was kicked off the team for video games him and his girlfriend without permission and transferring the video (Harbaugh could be like Staee or OSU and overlook these things, but he did the right thing instead).

I'm in the not blindly optimistic but let them grow camp.

09/18/2018 - 9:32am Eh, we play Penn State third…

Eh, we play Penn State third in that series. At least there is a week off after MSU to heal owies and boo boos, but I think keeping up with Penn State's offensive production will be difficult. Weather could be a big factor in any of those games too.

Most likely loss is probably Staee because it is away, but hardest to beat is probably Penn State because out offense will have to produce.

09/17/2018 - 5:52pm Because dammit - we should…

Because dammit - we should be like Bama and Ohio State, with 5 stars stacked like firewood, not seeing playing time until they are ready because why .... because we have even more starzzzzz ...

People don't get that we are coming from behind, and therefore have to ramp across a season, and it will continue to be that way until we break through like Clemson or Georgia lately. Oh and it is even harder for us if we intend to be holier than thou at the same time.

This fan base needs to R-E-L-A-X!

09/17/2018 - 5:39pm I think the excuse is…

I think the excuse is homeland security, but how about simply lowering the price of bottled water to $1 on hot days?

09/17/2018 - 10:38am If that is the case, we know…

If that is the case, we know this is yet another hold Michigan back year. Can't wait to see the ridiculous calls in Columbus.

09/15/2018 - 6:06pm Except that one game against…

Except that one game against App State? I am not remembering the same thing you are. Besides App State there were plenty of too close for the talent difference games.

09/15/2018 - 5:19pm We're not going to get to…

We're not going to get to building depth with the backups playing like this.

09/14/2018 - 2:16pm Personally, between the…

Personally, between the handling of tat/car gate, and the Urban Meyer investigation, Ohio State does not deserve any respect. They are what they are - and we need to get back to beating them in spite of it.

09/13/2018 - 1:09pm Actually Bama merged…

Actually Bama merged Journalism with Telecommunications and Film into one department "Journalism & Creative Media at the College of Communication & Information Sciences". So yeah, I guess Journalism is still in the title, but the college is a grab bag.

09/13/2018 - 8:14am Put me down in the same…

Put me down in the same pessimistic curmudgeon until presently surprised as Don here.

Never the less: Dax - Go Blue! Michigan needs you to complete the puzzle. Bama has 'em stacked like cordwood. Playing time and world leading public university education here!

09/12/2018 - 5:30pm Seems to me there was a…

Seems to me there was a point when Newsome started getting snaps and it was like the Maryland game. So maybe these guys get there somewhere by Maryland or maybe Rutgers.

09/11/2018 - 9:42am Me either. We get 60 new…

Me either. We get 60 new people moving in a day down here, maybe newbs?

Should be buying canned beans, beer, etc to go with the thawed out meat they're going to be grilling - and grill gas...

09/10/2018 - 10:47pm I moved down right after…

I moved down right after Fran. Pine trees damaged a lot of roofs.

The angle this one is taking puts us on the worst quadrant for wind, and is supposed to hang around and dump rain - a lot of rain. This is not going to fun, and if you have trees to the north east, may want to have a roofer on speed dial.

Stay safe all, and have fun at the grocery store, gas station and Lowes...

09/05/2018 - 3:31pm I agree, and when they…

I agree, and when they announced Runyon at Left Tackle that should have been a red flag to everyone to dial back expectations.

Would have helped if everyone (Brian included) hadn't swallowed the Notre Dame operational deception narrative of Wimbush/offense sucking.

We are where we thought we would be: 90% of the makings of a good solid team and two developmental projects at offensive tackle.

Now we'll see if they can improve on last year with a harder schedule.

09/01/2018 - 10:02pm Anytime now. ... We'll, we…

Anytime now. ... Well, we're waiting. ..

08/31/2018 - 6:03am They get home games twice,…

They get home games twice, they announce the cancellation on the field just before the game, now this. Some one remind me of why we wanted these jerks on the schedule again?

08/29/2018 - 6:18am I think.it is impolite in…

I think.it is impolite in Michigan to be happy. You have to be worried about Aunt Marge's bunions at the very least or you're showing off. And so culturally, you have to have something to wring your hands about.

08/28/2018 - 3:38pm Also doesn't leave much room…

Also doesn't leave much room for a Bo-like "clean out your locker" to make a point, only to put your stuff back in your locker after coming to your senses and squaring it with coach.

08/27/2018 - 9:49am Yeah, this is some Troy…

Yeah, this is some Troy Woolfolk lightening bolt level stuff for Tarik.

08/25/2018 - 10:43pm He served his country to the…

He served his country to the end, and I am thankful for it.

08/25/2018 - 10:39am This is the year Harbaugh's…

This is the year Harbaugh's recruits finally start to combine age, experience and conditioning. It will be interesting to see how much of an aberration last year was.

I keep hoping this is like driving a boat, last season was the hole shot and this year we get up on plane.

08/24/2018 - 10:50am If I were Drake, I would…

If I were Drake, I would resign Sunday night or Monday (for news cycle impact), citing moral differences with the board and leadership of the university. I'm not sure if he could legally say that, but somehow leak it and resign either way. It is the only way for him to keep any dignity he has. Otherwise all his career stops from here are at likewise morally bankrupt institutions.

08/22/2018 - 8:50pm Gene Smith and UM both will…

Gene Smith and UM both will be there, so either resigning or time served

08/22/2018 - 11:47am Balllifters might make great…

Balllifters might make great doublebarrel slingshots 

08/22/2018 - 10:09am Actually there are many that…

Actually there are many that would prefer to outright beat Urban Meyer in spite of adversity. We have come close the past two years (actually looking like the better team on the field), and other teams have beaten him even when they should not have, so it would be nice to see mortality.

That said, there are also many who are tired of "I reported so I am not responsible for taking any leadership despite being the public figurehead for this university", and would like just once for a major university to set the standard of decency in cases like this.

FWIW, All Urban Meyer had to say at B1G media days was we were aware of the 2015 incident which did not result in legal proceedings, and Zach Smith has been on a short leash since, and most of this would have blown over by now. He's a fool for keeping such a liability on staff, and for his response at media days.

08/22/2018 - 9:47am So the Buckeye breatheren on…

So the Buckeye breatheren on 11Warriors are preparing their popcorn to watch an Mgoblog meltdown. It would be nice to not be so entertaining...

08/22/2018 - 8:03am Sometimes I wonder if the…

Sometimes I wonder if the super strength of our defense actually hurts our young developing offense because they never get a chance to develop some level of timing and confidence in practice.

I am really interested to see what the increased emphasis on coaching does - particularly for the receiving corps - this year.

08/21/2018 - 6:53am There's not because if the…

There's not because if the player is transferring quietly, then it would be mean to bring up such a supposition. And so, if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all.

08/20/2018 - 7:29pm Depends on what his boss,…

Depends on what his boss, legal and Hr said at the time. 

I realize he should have taken moral leadership and fired Smith anyway in that instance, and therefore should be responsible, but we don't know the details. And this is what the Buckeye base should also realize, instead of he reported so he's innocent.

08/20/2018 - 6:50pm Yes, But Drake is…

Yes, But Drake is politically maneuvered into a corner now

Meyer will get the suspension, and it will be reported that he reported the incident internally, but didn't fire the guy when nothing was done, then lied to the press about it.

Now, what happens to Gene Smith will be interesting to see.

08/20/2018 - 4:06pm This has been a long saga…

This has been a long saga for Grant, and the result is unfortunate and sad.

However he has shown an ability to be dedicated,  and is fortunate in the recovery he has had. So I hope he re-channels his dedication and finds new paths to success.

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/