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06/18/2018 - 5:23pm Looks fantastic!

Looks fantastic!

06/06/2018 - 12:34pm Thank you Coach Beilein!

Thank you Coach Beilein!

"As a coach, you think you have them (Michigan) figured out...you don't have them figured out. He's just very unique in that. You can't allow them to do what they want to do. And if you do, now it's just hitting or missing, especially when they put skill [on the floor]. His ideal thing is having a five that can shoot." - Matt Painter, Purdue coach.

All the 5s that can shoot to you Coach Beilein! All the 5s!

 

Personally I'm OK with not having figured Coach Beilein out, and never figuring him out.

May no one ever figure him out.

 

I am just content that Michigan has him.

And that Michigan can keep him a little longer.

 

05/30/2018 - 9:24pm Awesome news!

05/30/2018 - 12:44pm Yep, Michigan was one-dimensional offensively.

Sometimes "diamonds in the rough" are actually coal.

As bad as Michigan was throwing the ball, Maryland, Minnesota and Rutgers were worse.

That's effed up man.

 

05/29/2018 - 7:46pm "Bring out yer dead!...."

My old blog is, but I am not.

05/28/2018 - 8:02pm 1978 Rose Bowl, hands down

Stan Edwards catches that pass for tying TD, Russell Davis plows in 2 point conversion for the win.

Michigan 28

Washington 27

05/25/2018 - 10:17pm The Art of the Deal

Oh wait...no politics!

05/25/2018 - 10:16pm His 1987 Hoosier team almost went to the Rose Bowl

Had they beaten MSU in East Lansing that year,  and all else the same, they probably would have.

They blasted No. 9 Ohio State in Columbus and also beat No. 20 Michigan in Bloomington that year - a feat that was still unthinkable in that era.

Indiana had no business being good at football. But they were and that's because Mallory was a great coach, and a kickass recruiter as well.

He is most famous for his post-MSU game locker room speech to the '88 Rose Bowl-bound Spartans, imploring them to kick the ass of whoever they would play (ultimately USC). The Spartans complied.

https://youtu.be/3zctViBi6QQ

 

RIP Coach! Condolences to the Mallory family.

05/25/2018 - 10:06pm Hughes to the 3rd Power

I like it.

Any relation to Howard?

05/25/2018 - 3:00pm Wait, how big is this pick up?

Is it this big?

05/25/2018 - 2:58pm Congratulations.

Some advice:

1. Don't ever let anyone tell you how you have to go all helicopter "parenting 101" nuts on your kid. That's craziness.  75% to 80% of being a great father is just being there.  The oak tree. The lighthouse in the storm.  Being there to guide and teach your son.  The other 25% is why men hit the grave earlier than women.

2. Take care of yourself. Remain physically fit. Make that a priority above all else.

3. The most interesting thing about having children is how so many things in  your life suddenly became a lot less important, or of dramatically lower priority to me.  This is normal.

4. Understand now that who you are and what you a do as husband/father may never be properly recognized or appreciated by others. You're just supposed to.  A lot of guys look outward for approval, etc. and are disappointed when it's never forthcoming. There's a lot of ridiculing of fathers going on right now, and some consider dads as insignficiant or bumbling idiots.  Ignore it.  You need to be OK with all that nonsense, and look internally for that sense of standard, appreciation, accomplishment, etc.

5.  Buckle up and enjoy the ride.

 

05/25/2018 - 2:33pm It's TE Luke Deal

Somebody tell me I'm right for once.

05/23/2018 - 4:39pm Denard obviously but

also still waiting for a Michigan version of Toby Gearhart

05/18/2018 - 1:02pm Ugh Harry is going to so regret this

I have a really bad feeling about this one fellas.

I give it 18 months. Tops. 

Then divorce for the cash and prizes and book deal.

Run away kid.  Seriously.

 

 

 

 

05/17/2018 - 2:58pm Thing is, I don't hate Scott Frost. I like him.

Sure, the things he says about what happened 20 plus years ago - the 1997 MNC and the recent UCF-Michigan "we outhit them!"stuff makes him sound like an epic douche. 

But the guy has personal pride. He is an ardent competitor. And at least he has balls.

Personally I want Nebraska back as college football power, and I think they will be soon enough. 

In recent years Ohio State, Penn State, Wisconsin, MSU and Iowa have all enjoyed an easy go of it in the BIG10 - mainly because both Michigan and Nebraska programs have been MIA.  For crying out loud Iowa went unbeaten 12-0 a few years ago. That's dumb!

I want that to change and for the league to realize its promise, top to bottom and for the Saturday bludgeonings by the traditional powers to return.

For all of eff ups by the NU leadership in Lincoln since firing Solich, hiring Frost was a  good decision. Frost is competent.  Opponents are simply not going to be able waltz into Lincoln to fart around relying on shitty NU kicking games, incompetent offensive play calling and sieve run defense.  Those days are probably over.

Now, I hope Michigan trounces the Huskers by forty in Ann Arbor on September 22.

But I would have no issue - none at all - from then on out withnessing the Huskers kick the shit out of every other opponent on their schedule this fall, including MSU and at Ohio St., on their way to an 11-1 record next year.

In fact, Big Ten football desperately needs a ridiculous outcome exactly like that this fall.

Don't disappoint us Scott.

 

 

05/04/2018 - 9:38am What is so happy about it?

The SJWs at Disney have permanently ruined Star Wars.

05/02/2018 - 5:47pm In Harbaugh's defense, similar configuration worked at Stanford

2010 Stanford Coaching Staff:

OT & TEs coach was Greg Roman

OL (interior) coach was Tim Drevno

But the role of offensive coordinator was all David Shaw.

http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/stan/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/weekl…

 

04/30/2018 - 1:32pm You know, it just occurred to me

If Michigan somehow re-invents another Kaiju blocking package for 2018, AND you roll in Shea Patterson QB, then...My God, it's full of stars!!!

04/30/2018 - 11:02am Now watch him light it up in the NFL and become the next

Terry Bradshaw or something ridiculous so that we will all have our mouths agape and be like "Dammit, just what in the fuck is happening here?"

Seems like an appropriate outcome in the upside-down universe of modern day Michigan football.

04/28/2018 - 5:22pm The Las Vegas Raiders!

Woo-hooo!

Lets Go Mo!

04/27/2018 - 10:22am Salut aux Victors!

04/27/2018 - 10:18am Dude, it's the NFL

You need to lower your expectations by a lot. 

These dolts are ignorant of demonstrated talent and motor like Michigan's Maurice Hurst.

Understand that NFL scouts and staff are all desperately seeking another Johnny Manziel or Jamarcus Russell.

 

04/27/2018 - 12:13am Michigan had only 9 TD passes last season

One TD more than Illinois had.  Two more than Rutgers.

Yeah, well not for long.

 

04/27/2018 - 12:04am It's gonna be infuriatin' on the other sideline this fall

04/27/2018 - 12:02am "Let's check in with Hugh Freeze.....Coach, can you hear us?"

04/22/2018 - 8:44pm Coach should definitely get

A restraining order.

The kid has mental problems.

04/21/2018 - 10:34am Agreed

Security industry is white hot now.

04/20/2018 - 2:30pm Michigan should have beat Bruce's Buckeyes

in 1979 and 1981 in Ann Arbor.

For a time there it looked like home field advantage in The Game didn't mean shit.

The 1979 game with Jim Laughlin blocking Bryan Virgil's punt and Todd Bell picking it up and scoring - I will just never forget it.  Ripped my heart out.  And I will always remember Earle Bruce's name for that.

It wasn't exactly his team. It was mostly Woody's recruits. But Ohio State was 7-4-1 from the prior year and Bruce kicked their asses around to 11-0.  They lost the Rose Bowl by one point that year.

Bruce didn't know it yet, but that was a tough time to join Ohio State.  The scholarship limits were hitting the traditional power teams, and other Big Ten programs like Indiana, Iowa, Illinois, Purdue and Wisconsin all started to surge in talent, power and competitiveness, and some of these "Little 8" teams defeated Ohio State with Earle Bruce at the helm - often their first wins over Ohio State since the 1960s.

Wisconsin, not Michigan, was the greatest bane of Earle Bruce's Big Ten coaching career.

But Earle Bruce was like Moeller to me in the sense that he wanted Ohio State to move toward the modern era and throw the ball a crap ton more. He reduced the option plays and started throwing the ball more, molding and recruiting good quarterbacks and receivers to do it - Mike Tomczak,  Jim Karsatos, John Frank, Chris Carter, Thad Jemison.

Bruce finished 5-4 vs. Michigan

7-2 vs. Illinois

8-1 vs Indiana

5-2 vs Iowa

6-1 vs MSU

8-1 vs Minnesota

0-1 vs Penn State

6-1 vs Purdue

But 4-5 vs. Wisconsin

 

RIP Mr. Bruce.

 

04/16/2018 - 11:49pm Would you rather have McElwain or Ohio State's Zach Smith?

Doesn't really matter.

Michigan already has McElwain.

04/16/2018 - 8:02am LOL

This is the best dumb comment ever

04/15/2018 - 10:11pm So many great lines from FMJ

But my all-time favorite is still:

"You had best unfuck yourself or I will unscrew your head and shit down your neck!!!!!"

04/15/2018 - 10:01pm Some of Ermey's finest work was also on TV

Enfield vs. 1903 Springfield vs M1 Garand

https://youtu.be/w16pXWL2B2k

You can see Ermey's veneration of the M1 Garand.

RIP and Semper Fi!

 

 

04/09/2018 - 8:38pm Meanwhile, Ole Miss lands 4-star WR commitment

The world really is upside freaking down.

https://www.redcuprebellion.com/2018/4/7/15959038/ole-miss-football-rec…

 

04/09/2018 - 6:36pm Please stop. Just call 911!

Rape is a crime.

Education institutions and their title ix office make-work idiots are incompetent and unqualified to investigate such heinous crimes, gather evidence, interview witnesses, make arrests, file charges and prosecute crimes to the full extent of the law.

Call 911 immediately. Leave the school out of it. They are just covering their own asses.

04/07/2018 - 6:31pm That defense tho

Goddammit. Wolverines look loaded and experienced on D, head to toe.

Michigan is going to be fine at QB, RB and WR.

Just need a goddamned line that can consistently pass block.

If Shea Patterson is QB, this takes a ton of pressure off of the OL because that dude is fast, annoyingly elusive, and can throw well on the run.

04/06/2018 - 7:27pm Seems like there was a huge gap

in terms of what was agreed, expectated, delivered and experienced.

That could be on GT.

But that could just as easily also be on Mr. Wilcher.

This is what I see:

We now have 2 to 3 generations of Americans who somehow believe it is prudent and  good practice whenever one feels indignant or wrong to immediately and first go straight to Twitter to trash other people, organizations, etc. and throw around indictments and accusations from a distance - often without proof.  Often the truth is never really uncovered, unless there are witnesses who chime in to corroborate defense. In which case, we have that "ooooh epic burn!" moment.  On Twitter. Yeah.  That's actually considered composed, appropriate and adult behavior nowadays.

Then when the damage is already done, how does one recover?
They have already trashed your reputation publicly.  And you've spend lots of time and effort to defend yourself against indictments.

I don't like the way this appears to have been handled from the outset.

More of the same bullshit when power, authority is out of balance with responsibility, accountability and consquence.

Pick up the goddamned telephone.

Write a letter.

Enough with righteous indignation grand-standing maybe?

Maybe I'm the only one fatigued and irritated by it.

 

 

03/28/2018 - 10:58am Michigan football is in a good place

The two best and most experienced teams with the best defenses going into 2018 will be Michigan and Michigan State.

Only Ohio State comes close, and they will again be a lead contender.

But Michigan needs their QB and OL questions answered. And decisively so.

03/28/2018 - 10:53am When looking at BIG10 teams and productive returning starters

these are the teams that are on the way up:

1. MSU (most returning off and defensive starters, in fact #1 in nation in returning player productivity?)

2. Michigan (second most returning starters, #13 in nation, 74% of offense returning, but yeesh, dat offense! Michigan and MSU defensive rankings 2018 - que ridiculo, no?!!! )

3. Nebraska (new coach, new system, enough of an experienced nucleus)

4. Ohio State (they just reload)

5. Minnesota (good number of returning starters. Need a QB. Row that boat!)

Teams on the way down?

1. Penn State (great recruiting classes, but lost a lot of experienced productivity, #116 in the nation in returning starters)

2. Wisconsin (offense will be experienced and good, defense takes a big haircut)

3. Iowa (about 60% returning on both sides, plays lousy when they shouldn't, plays out of their heads great against Michigan. But uh...Iowa doesn't play Michigan this year, so...yeah).

Source file: https://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2018/1/31/16950222/2018-ncaa-…

03/26/2018 - 1:28pm Yikes

That Michigan defense looks scary good.

Big Ten, prepare yourselves to be Don Browned again.

As for the 2018 Wolverine offense, it's fascinating to me that it is already year 4 and Michigan's offensive line really looks nothing like the maulers and road graders Harbaugh had at Stanford.  But with that addition of Ben Herbert, holy shit folks!

 

03/13/2018 - 11:27pm Not worried

Ole Miss, you know your days are numbered.

And no, not even a floating, -273 degrees Kelvin version of Carrie Poppins can save you!

 

03/05/2018 - 3:04pm Aus Berlin mit Liebe

03/01/2018 - 10:51am What?

02/28/2018 - 2:08pm Not sure

Seems that most left for other coaching jobs.

I don't remember any that were fired. Even after the 1984 6-6 season.

Don James ->Washington

Alex Agase ->Purdue

Jim Young -> Arizona, then Purdue

Elliott Uzelac -> Navy

Don Nehlen -> West Virginia

Bill McCartney -> Colorado

Les Miles -> OK State, then LSU

Chuck Heater ->Colorado, Washington, Florida, Temple, Marshall

What's really interesting is how strong Bo's coaching tree turned out to be in the end. Some of his assistant coaches literally resurrected dead programs into giants.  How much can be attributed to Bo?

Don James at Washington perhaps less so.

But Bill McCartney's work at Colorado and Don Nehlen at WVU are both impressive achievements given where these programs were before they arrrived.

02/28/2018 - 1:43pm Mojo Jojo!!!

 

02/28/2018 - 1:41pm All of the signs looks positive

If he can  transfer to Michigan with immediate eligibility, then wow, I don't know the last time Michigan was that loaded with blue-chip talent at the QB position.  Probably never.

 

 

02/26/2018 - 6:15pm Because the ease of no fault divorce

and the government's child support system have created the New American family.

 

02/26/2018 - 12:08pm Glenlivet, hands down

12 year or 18 year are both great.

I'm not a whiskey snob, and will happily enjoy them all.

Bourbon is corn-based and American.

Whiskey is from barley.

There's a difference in taste.

 

02/20/2018 - 2:54pm Looks like the 1974 Tony Dungy era helmets but

Still, Minnesota will NEVER live down The Tex Avery Experience!. Goddammit Goldy!!!

02/17/2018 - 1:37pm First of all

Maybe the Florida experience was an apparition?
Can't we blame most of that Florida offensive incompetence on UF OC and QB coach Doug Nussmeier?

Yeah, that ought to do nicely.

There.  I feel better already you guyz!!!

 

02/12/2018 - 7:01pm Beg to differ

Strategic Air Command Museum is fucking awesome. If you have kids, then you should take them there to see it. It's impressive.

B-29 Superfortress, B-36 Bomber, B-52 Stratofortress, SR-71 Blackbird and a Mig-21 all under one roof.

You won't find a complete, intact collection of warplanes anywhere quite like this short of the EAA Fly-In in Oshkosh. Poignant reminder that US military might was all "go big, or go home".

Recommended: https://sacmuseum.org/

If you have megalophobia, however, then don't go. The place will be a horror show for you.