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09/20/2011 - 12:56am Because the ACC doesn't want

Because the ACC doesn't want to stop at 14. They want 16. It absolutely makes sense to have Pitt and PSU. 

08/29/2011 - 10:38pm Nope.

The 7th hit should be left out.

1--and--2--and-a--e--a-4--and--1--and--2--&-a---GO--BLUE!

07/12/2011 - 2:12pm NCAA needs to make a point.

The NCAA needs to make a point here. Not just to the organizations it has authority over, but to the public as well. This is a high profile case about someone outside of the program offering illegal benefits to the student athletes (though also the coverup of it). The NCAA needs to let the public know that if you do this, there could be serious repercussions to your favorite team. This way, the NCAA can discourage such actions in the future. 

07/09/2011 - 12:17am A Likely Story...

I have a hard time believing that anyone thinking about what is best for the program and the school would go along with this plan unless they had to. They must have had to pay him. He was either going to get paid or cooperate with the NCAA.

I don't much care for conspiracy theories, but this move just seems too idiotic.

06/11/2011 - 12:36am The '02 season is way outside

The '02 season is way outside of the statute of limitations. My understanding is that they can't do anything to punish violations more than 4 years back.

01/01/2011 - 12:55am SEC is 0-3...

...and I had a number 1 combo with lemonade. Yum. A perfect night. I only hope tomorrow goes as well and the SEC losing streak continues!

12/26/2010 - 7:07pm wait

Isn't that the peanut guy? That's not a potato. 

12/14/2010 - 1:06am How about

D'juan and D'uttajuan Divisions.

12/13/2010 - 1:33pm Lame.

We are not the "Legends and Best." That is just awful. 

10/17/2010 - 4:17pm Disagree.  Florida State had

Disagree.  Florida State had a just okay game this week, but their one loss is to a surprisingly good Oklahoma team. FSU has been otherwise playing really well all year. In my eyes they should go the rest of the way undefeated, including a win over rival Florida. Arizona had an impressive win over Iowa and a close loss to Oregon State, but I feel they are lucky to be in this situation today. I see them losing to Stanford, USC, Oregon and ASU...which are their four last games.... They don't end the season ranked.

Also, I would choose FSU over Arizona in a head to head, wouldn't you?

09/24/2010 - 10:11pm Mmmm

I'm drinking the Denard Robinson Kool-aid.

And so are the announcers of the TCU-SMU game, by the way. 

09/19/2010 - 12:59am How about this:

You could put the old scoreboards in yost. You might have to change it around a little bit (must say "period" not "quarter, for example), but yost could really use some replay.

09/12/2010 - 1:03am Not so fast.

I get it, Sonic is fast and will never get caught from behind. But until he has untied shoelaces, he can't be the blog's fill-in for Denard. 

09/01/2010 - 11:29am That would have been great info...

to put in this thread: http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/big-ten-divisions-be-announced-wednesday

But thanks for repeating info.

08/30/2010 - 10:40am Eligibilty, yes. But, ability?

 Seems odd since he'll be a RS Junior this year.  Would he just sit out and not be a part of the team for a year, or do transfer rules allow the player to practice even if they've already taken a redshirt?

Dionte Allen would NOT have to sit out a year because FSU is kind to those wanting to transfer away, so long as they aren't transferring to another ACC school. FSU signed a release that allows Allen to play immediately, without having to sit out a year.

Why would OSU take a guy who could not crack the lineup of one of the worst defenses in the country the last couple of years,  with limited eligibility left when they are looking at limited scholarships next year in a stacked Ohio?  

This is a very good point. Allen was a kid with a lot of hype, but he simply hasn't produced. My understanding is he has work ethic issues and is simply not as talented now as he was as a senior in HS. I wouldn't expect him to play for OSU. But, hey, it's one fewer scholarship they have to give to someone who may actually contribute, so I'm okay with the transfer.

08/25/2010 - 8:18am Yuck

The more and more I read about this, the angrier and angrier I get at how incompetent and selfish the higher-ups are. The are looking first how to maximize income and looking second at how to best minimize fan's anger. Anyone who thinks that they haven't taken UM and OSU being in the same division off the table is wrong. They will say they are considering it, just to appease fans for the time being. However, they will never actually do that because they want a UM-OSU clash in the title game as priority number one.

08/24/2010 - 11:42pm RR said no offensive players

RR said no offensive players would be asked to switch

Is he an offensive "player" if he's not going to play? Okay that's a slight exaggeration, but he wasn't going to start. There's no reason he can't play both ways if need be. Extraordinary circumstances call for desperate measures. I don't think KG will start at CB right away, but traditionally receivers have been a natural switch to CB, because of their speed, hips, knowledge of receiver's schemes, and ball skills (usually). This could work well. You just have to give it time.

08/24/2010 - 11:23pm I've watched it on Netflix on

I've watched it on Netflix on Demand.

08/24/2010 - 11:21pm Those were before my time. I

Those were before my time. I grew up there, but am a Michigan Man now.

08/24/2010 - 8:25pm He was absolutely fired.

He was absolutely fired. And he absolutely deserved to be. He was not working any more. What was worse was that the majority of his staff wasn't working any more. If he was a figure head of a successful program it's one thing, but these coaches just all decided they didn't need to work because they were Bobby's old pals. 

The players quotes are crazy. The players are actually told to lift weights when in the weight room, "not just hang out."

There's a good read here (ESPN) about the changes in the program. It's quite an overhaul, but as a fan of a team with a coach on the edge, I'm interested in whether there is immediate payoff....

08/24/2010 - 8:13pm Wait,,,what?

So Wisconsin and Iowa are in both the East and West?

That is the worst divisional split suggestion I have seen.

/sarcasm. kindof.

08/24/2010 - 7:32pm True

Yup, and then it became the most watched regular season game of the year, pretty much every year. 

A lot of things helped them to that, though, such as the fact that there are few football games on that day (often just 2), they were primetime, and it was early in the season (and therefore everyone is still just dying for more football, any football).

I repeat though, that i DO NOT believe that UM and OSU should replicate this. It's the wrong way to start the season.  The season should build to this game, be a goal to work towards.

08/24/2010 - 7:22pm It's not about a nickname.

We call it The Game because it needs no nickname.

We capitalize The Game because it deserves respect and because it is unique.

08/24/2010 - 7:20pm We are missing a potential revenue source.

The Game, Brought to you by AT&T.

08/24/2010 - 5:35pm Look at the ACC

As someone who was raised in the ACC, I can tell you that this is absolutely true. The FSU-Miami rivalry is bigger than it was because they are in the same conference, but not as big as it could be because they are in different divisions. I'm sure when the divisions were made the idea was that Miami and FSU would play for the conference championship just about every year and it would do wonderful things for the rivalry and the conference. This has never happened. FSU has only one it once, the first year, and Miami has never even played for it.

Fun fact though, just to play a little devil's advocate:

Moving the Michigan, OSU game to earlier may not be such a bad thing. The FSU vs. Miami game, when held on labor day (as was tradition at a time), holds the the Top Two Spots on the all time list of the highest rated games.

That said, I like the UM-OSU rivalry better, just the way it is.

08/24/2010 - 5:18pm That's too few.

That's too few breaks, I would totally support having commercials only for called time-outs, after scores (but not turnovers, keep that momentum going!), and after each quarter. 

08/24/2010 - 4:59pm The only thing diminishing the importance of the game...

...Is the people who say it is diminishing the importance of the game. 

A game or a rivalry is only as important as the fans say it is. Michigan and OSU will always hate each other and always battle each other no matter when and no matter where The Game is. 

Since there is now a championship game, The (regular season) Game will never again have the same bowl game and NC implications as it does now and has had in the past.

But, that does not mean we should give up on the rivalry, The Game, or the B10 Championship game. For both the schools and the conference, I think 99% of people would agree adding a championship is a good thing. We only have to decide as fans one thing: Would we prefer for The Game (again, the regular season version) to decide who goes to the B10 Champ game, or do we want to leave open a 2nd chance for redemption? 

I like the all-or-nothing approach. No matter what, one school gets bragging rights for a year, and the other curses and shakes their fist. For that to happen, it means that OSU and UM must be in the same division and should play just once a year in the last game of the regular season.

08/24/2010 - 12:58pm Nope.

Denard will be a baton twirler, and Jeremy Ross will be the baton.

08/23/2010 - 9:08pm To Long of a Post?

"I'm sure that some people are going to bitch about me having to long of a post"

 

First of all, it's "too long of a post."

Second of all, this post was too long.

08/23/2010 - 10:19am FSU

A lot of people are saying FSU is way too high, but they all seem to think FSU needs to be where everyone else has them. FSU could be a top 10 team, they certainly have a very good offense. We'll see about the defense in week 2 vs. Oklahoma.

What concerns me more is the fact that you have 3 ACC teams back-to-back-to-back. I think it's unlikely that any conference could finish like that, after they all play and beat each other up.

08/22/2010 - 10:51pm He MUST Redshirt

For a QB redshirting, if possible, is NECESSARY. Sorry, didn't mean to shout, let me explain.

Think back to, for example, the FSU dynasty years. The brought in top talent, redshirted it, and didn't start it until it was a redshirt Junior (Chris Weinke, Charlie Ward, for example). Their dynasty ended as soon as they were forced to play Chris Rix as a Freshman due to injuries/attrition. Give DG the chance to fully learn the offense, redshirt him, and start him as a redshirt junior after Denard Forcier graduates. 

Experience, maturity, understanding, and leadership all come with age and patience. His time will come in 3 more seasons.

08/22/2010 - 11:50am Not great...

While 10 for 24 is pretty bad (below the completion percentage of DR last year), 15.1 yards per catch and 0 interceptions is not bad. Also, what were his running numbers? and what is your source?

TP is the type of player who will have good days and bad days that are extremes. You should always expect OSU to be up for Michigan, though. While I don't think he's close to be a true heisman contender, I don't think you can necessarily write him off because of a mediocre-at-best  spring game performance. 

08/22/2010 - 11:21am Only giving out bottles for the first game

...but they are still giving out cups of water at every concession stand at every game. I only hope they don't do the "oh sure yeah, here, have a kiddie cup of water" shtik. We want to be able to watch the game, not stand in line for water all afternoon!

08/22/2010 - 11:10am They already have them. In

They already have them. In fact, there are 250 of them. In fact, they are mentioned in the article.  >_<

08/16/2010 - 8:48pm He is not leaving because he

He is not leaving because he is in trouble, but rather because he is stuck behind in the depth chart. He came out of high school with enormous potential, but has been consistently injured since the time he stepped on campus. I don't know if he's still a good prospect or not, but he sure hasn't played much as of yet.

02/14/2010 - 12:01am Hannah won be nearly a full

Hannah won be nearly a full point, which is a lot considering the top ten were all within 5 or 6 points. She didn't just win, she didn't even let it get close!
USA! USA! USA!

10/24/2009 - 12:07pm Wow, Kirk!

He spent a long time dissing Pryor, then turns around and picks Tate and The M over Penn State! Buckeye Nation is not going to be happy with him...

09/13/2009 - 12:47pm What he /didn't/ say is that

What he /didn't/ say is that by knowing no one has the QB he is going to run every time, but that he knows that he can if no one is open. If they know he knows he can run, they will step in on him when he scrambles, opening up a deep pass like in the WMU game for that first touchown pass to Hemingway.

09/13/2009 - 12:32pm re:new space emperor?

Or at least vice-Space Emperor.

Anyone know where I can find video of this punt? ESPN hasn't even been showing it in the highlight reels I've seen!