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04/27/2018 - 10:45pm harmful misinformation

I logged in for the first time in awhile to downvote this. This is a very, very dangerous comment that will fuel this false narrative, may keep people from becoming donors, which will cost lives of people on transplant lists.

As a physician, part of my training involved spending time in ICUs and ERs; this absolutely DOES NOT come into play, and most of the time we only find out a patient is an organ donor after the decision is made to withdraw care.  Organs cannot survive long without blood flow, so many of the organs come from people who are brain dead, but are on a mechanical ventilator so the heart can continue to circulate blood through a dead body.  Then, surgeons must be mobilized to procure organs after a match is identified, etc.  It is logistically not possible for an emergency physician to determine a patient is an organ donor, allow the patient to die, procure the organs before they are nonfunctional, identify a transplant recipient, etc.  And yes, I am a registered organ donor.

07/14/2015 - 11:12pm Cheer #1

Former MMB member here.  If my memory serves me correctly, former director Prof. Jamie L. Nix wrote this on a plane soon after he was named as director of the MMB.  I think he told us he wrote it because when he was a grad student here in the '90s, all they had was "Let's Go Blue" and they needed some more tunes.

09/18/2014 - 10:50pm Reminds me of this play

I'm no football coach, so I'm not sure about the exact schematics, but this reminds me of this fake bubble vs. UConn in 2010 under RR's offense. Sorry for the lack of an embed as well...

http://youtu.be/6kbwQAIR10E?t=6m38s

10/10/2013 - 7:01pm 35-17 M

35-17 M

07/04/2013 - 11:25am Can't blame a guy for going

Can't blame a guy for going to his alma mater

05/08/2013 - 7:21am Just bought my CMU/Ohio

Just bought my CMU/Ohio tickets.  Does anyone know where these seats have been in the past?

04/20/2012 - 4:22pm I'd agree if we were tight on

I'd agree if we were tight on cash.  Sure it's not imperative, but the whole point of having a $100million + budget and multi-million dollar surpluses year after year is so that we can afford luxuries that other schools can't - like providing the live soundtrack to our football team.

02/14/2012 - 2:36pm I just registered with

I just registered with marrow.org yesterday and will be receiving the cheek swab kit soon.  I encourage everyone to do the same!

02/11/2012 - 8:54pm Sorry if this is a stupid

Sorry if this is a stupid question, but can someone tell me the context/inside joke of "Death from Above?"

02/04/2012 - 4:25pm Alabama disagrees.

Alabama disagrees.

01/18/2012 - 8:10am Excellent!  I'll attend the

Excellent!  I'll attend the game in my wings jersey, with 'M' hat.  And I'm glad they picked NYD to have the game... that'll give me a week to rest and get to Miami to see Michigan play in the MNC the following week!

01/09/2012 - 11:45pm (No subject)

01/09/2012 - 11:39pm In my dream:

Al Borges has

In my dream:

Al Borges has an epiphany.  He works in an uptempo spread offense (Chip Kelly style) that Bama has no film of.

We hang 56 on them, while Bama's inexperienced 5* recruits (because all their juniors left early to the League) have first big game jitters.

Oh, and there were bubble screens.

11/10/2011 - 7:21am Even if he kept Mallet, he

Even if he kept Mallet, he would've had 2 returning starters on offense instead of 1.  While Mallet is a big time athlete, we saw in 2007 how raw is talent was even with a tremendous support cast.

People forget that regardless of any attrition that could be put on RR (which, I doubt he had control over mostly), the 2008 team he inherited still lost the leading passer in school history (Henne), the leading rusher in school history (Hart), and the #1 overall pick in the NFL draft (Long) to graduation.  That will make a dent regardless.

11/09/2011 - 9:34am Yeah, I hope it's not Ole

Yeah, I hope it's not Ole Miss, because that would put him in the division of death (Bama, Auburn, LSU)

11/09/2011 - 9:29am I really wish he could get a

I really wish he could get a job like the Arizona job.

1) BCS conference

2) zero expectations, so he could build from the ground up

3) USC is the only "good" team in his division.

 

Either way, I wish him the best and will be rooting for him to get a fair shot and be successful.

11/09/2011 - 9:16am I respect your point, and it

I respect your point, and it is a tough balance.  It's a little difficult because we have so many returning starters. 

And it's not so much the "spread vs. no spread" as it is the play calling out of the pro-style.  I don't mind when Borges calls those roll-out throwback screens out of the I-form (i.e. Vincent Smith vs. Notre Dame) as much as when he calls these jumpball bombs to Jeremy Gallon.

When Coach Rod had Steven Threet and Nick Sheridan, he tailored his "spread" to their skills.  Notice he didn't call zone reads because there's no way the DE is biting on their running ability.  Perhaps Borges just needs to call plays, regardless of "pro-style" or "spread," that play to the strengths of his current players.

11/09/2011 - 9:03am Dude, I support Coach Hoke

Dude, I support Coach Hoke 100%, and I hope this doesn't happen, but it isn't inconceivable that we could lose these last few games.  If that happens, we would finish with the same record as last year, despite having a much improved defense.  That would be very disappointing, because it would suggest that an offensive system that produced 6000+ yards last year, returning 9 starters (minus Stonum and Schilling) is massively underachieving.

 

I hope that doesn't happen, and I don't think it will, but it's certainly not unbelievable.

 

Go Blue!

11/09/2011 - 8:37am Gosh, I know I'm just

Gosh, I know I'm just rehashing what a lot of us feels, but I need to say these three things:

1) Coach Hoke gets my support because every coach should get a chance to install their philosophy, with their recruits, which takes at least four years.

That being said...

2) While Coach Rod may not know the defensive side of the ball very well, his offensive schemes worked

3) Al Borges, I beg you to please suck it up and throw in more zone reads and BUBBLE SCREENS.

11/07/2011 - 3:40pm I agree.  People make

I agree.  People make mistakes, and when they admit them it's a lot more easy to forgive them.  A lot of other coaches would defend their decisions to the grave.

11/06/2011 - 12:02pm Damn.  I'll be on an airplane

Damn.  I'll be on an airplane then :(

11/02/2011 - 3:48pm As he left the team, Trent

As he left the team, Trent blamed Rich Rodriguez for being cut, saying he was too fatigued from all the extra stretching on Sundays to perform at the next level.

10/31/2011 - 5:04pm That looks like Boubocar

That looks like Boubocar Cissoko's pursuit angle

10/30/2011 - 9:32pm Y u only refresh five

Y u only refresh five times???

10/30/2011 - 9:08pm Sorry if this is a stupid

Sorry if this is a stupid question, but it's been bugging me for awhile:  What does "meta" mean?

10/29/2011 - 6:49pm Bill Martin is calling him

Bill Martin is calling him and Greg Schiano to see if they want the job.

10/28/2011 - 10:18pm Ace, were you wearing some M

Ace, were you wearing some M gear and carrying some electronics in a shoulder bag? Did you finish a can of something and throw it away as soon as you arrived?

 

10/26/2011 - 7:20pm That picture of Borges is

That picture of Borges is tremendous.

10/21/2011 - 11:14pm This is how you know Gregg

This is how you know Gregg Doyel is crazy...

 

After Week Two last season:

http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/story/13926209

"Which brings me to Saturday, when Michigan beat Notre Dame 28-24 as Denard Robinson staked his claim as the Heisman frontrunner and the Wolverines staked their claim as a top-five team."

10/21/2011 - 10:52am I like Nike products as well,

I like Nike products as well, but Adidas is giving us A LOT of money.  It doubled what Nike was giving us before:

http://www.michigandaily.com/content/adidas-just-did-it

 

I remember also reading, somewhere else, that we are now Adidas flagship university.  If this is what it takes to keep advertising out of the stadium on gameday, I don't mind this sacrifice.

10/18/2011 - 4:52pm Not trying to resurrect an RR

Not trying to resurrect an RR argument, but I appreciate this scheme and the additional options it offers

10/17/2011 - 12:44am I'll be watching us get back

I'll be watching us get back in the Legends Division race when Russel Wilson drops 50 points on Sparty.

10/14/2011 - 1:02am Sneak Peak!

I have an excerpt from "There is Indisputable Evidence:  Jim Tressel and the Ohio State Buckeyes in the Crucible of the Infractions Committee"

 

"The Buckeye players got up at 11:00 am and headed out to their 2011 BMW on their way to the tattoo parlor."

10/13/2011 - 10:20am MOAR bubble screen

MOAR bubble screen plz!

 

If we run enough read option, eventually the DB on the slot receiver comes to stop the run. Then Denard can throw the ball to an open slot receiver after pulling the handoff back.

10/12/2011 - 11:30am Agreed.  I am a RR supporter,

Agreed.  I am a RR supporter, but I'm also a BH supporter.  I think this book will bring final closure for me and allow me to move on once and for all.

10/11/2011 - 1:03am My bad... Ignore this comment

My bad... Ignore this comment

10/09/2011 - 4:13pm We will really be in the

We will really be in the drivers seat if we beat MSU, because they have the "privilege" of playing Wisconsin.  If they lose that too, then they'll have two B1G losses and we'd have to lose three to finish behind them because of the tiebreak that we would hold in that situation.

10/08/2011 - 4:39pm Spartan Sentence?  He'll get

Spartan Sentence?  He'll get out on a Thursday and be back on the field in the game on  Saturday.

10/02/2011 - 12:24pm Let's not get ahead of

Let's not get ahead of ourselves...

 

NU is the definition of a "trap" game: on the road, under the lights, against a team that may have a worse record than they deserve because their quarterback has been injured.

09/30/2011 - 8:42pm If Ohio "wins," that would be

If Ohio "wins," that would be best because that win might be vacated later then no one wins.

09/26/2011 - 9:57pm I'm okay with UMass, but I

I'm okay with UMass, but I would've also been okay with even a more Baby Seal U.  Next year's schedule is going to be brutal.

09/21/2011 - 10:42am I thought you just can't use

I thought you just can't use student athletes, right?

09/21/2011 - 10:22am I agree.  I'm not very

I agree.  I'm not very creative with design stuff, but I've been wanting a "Gorgeous Al Borges" shirt if someone can design one.

Then again, his "gorgeousness" is directly correlated with how many zone reads he calls, in my mind.

09/20/2011 - 11:01pm What's this Legends and

What's this Legends and Leaders you're talking about?  I think you mean the "Bo" and "Woody" divisions.

09/05/2011 - 11:47am Good work!  I love the clips

Good work!  I love the clips of that '06 game.  I was in the MMB back then, and it was great seeing that #2 ND team get dismantled right in front of their fans. 

09/05/2011 - 9:23am Two factors

1) He won't put

Two factors

1) He won't put up as big of numbers as last season because hopefully we'll have RB's that can produce effectively and will get more carries.  Even RR wanted a situation where we didn't have to rely on QB sweeps all day, but we just didn't have a RB that could be effective last year.

2) There were only 5 (I believe?) complete offensive drives, not counting the one that was in progress when the game was cancelled.  On three of those drives, we got touchdowns.  The ball control of both teams ran a lot of the clock out; this means fewer possessions and opportunities for Denard's stat line.

09/04/2011 - 10:50am Regardless of what you think

Regardless of what you think of him as a person, he's a damn good coach.  Everywhere he has gone he has made a big-time winner.

09/03/2011 - 8:43am (No subject)
09/02/2011 - 12:08am Way to,,,

Max and PahokeePahokee!

08/25/2011 - 4:42pm (No subject)