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09/06/2018 - 5:05pm Hawkins didn't chart?

Hawkins didn't chart?

01/02/2018 - 12:05pm Don't sulk

It doesn't suit you. Analogous to the program, you have surely had many better literary and analytical days than this. Clear your head and improve on the next podcast.

05/15/2017 - 3:32pm 6'7", ~335 pounds with little to zero bad weight.

6'7", ~335 pounds with little to zero bad weight. Great pad level, footwork and use of arms. A tape rat with consistent understanding of level 1 and 2 blocking responsibilities across multiple schemes. Nasty demeanor that takes the pancake when it's offered.

That seems most appropriate for OT.

12/19/2016 - 4:09pm I really liked

his video, and his choice.

09/15/2016 - 10:44pm Momentum Question

Why does it seem that Michigan can't get the pile of early commitments from the top 150 crowd like Alabama or OSU? I know timing doesn't matter, and we do get traction early with the QB commitments in particular, but ultimately it would seem like building momentum by getting many of them early has a compounding class effect for those other programs. We get our share but it is more of a nail biter position to the finish line rather than a dominance of the race from the start of the process. Am I wrong with this perception?

09/01/2016 - 8:00am now


11/21/2015 - 4:06pm B1G should be ashamed

The ref pool absolutely blows on and off the field.

At least 6 total garbage calls that would have been crucial if PSU had any kind of offense.

11/14/2015 - 9:32pm is this

a chorus from your Beyond Bolivia LP?

11/14/2015 - 9:25pm great boards

neg you into oblivion

11/14/2015 - 9:23pm eat a bag

of dicks

10/25/2015 - 4:31pm The Lions need a leadership

The Lions need a leadership change from the Lewand, Mayhew regime before they can lure in top NFL coaches.  It's been brutal to see the chronic apathy of the team through the years.  I blame it on the top.

10/25/2015 - 4:27pm You are expectional

You are expectional

09/21/2015 - 10:45pm Yes, there will be new

Yes, there will be new offensive wrinkles

08/11/2015 - 8:33pm Julius Peppers

While the comparison seems a little odd, I suppose if you forced me I would say he is definitely more like Charles Woodson than Dymonte Thomas.  I am not sure how either way adds to any wins or losses for Michigan, though.

12/23/2014 - 8:39pm tws7 = brian?

Just a hypothetical. Why? Social engineering via redirection to do some fact checking on the indirect pieces being assembled.

Whoever it is, I am OK with it, truth or lies. It was fun to read.

12/22/2014 - 9:19pm recruiting


12/08/2014 - 4:44pm Yes. The scenario where he says "no thank you" to

Yes. The scenario where he says "no thank you" to the final offer.

12/01/2014 - 3:17pm It's amazing how comments

It's amazing how comments would even argue this point.  This is one of the most influential leadership positions at one of the most prestigious universities AND athletic programs, yet some people will seriously argue that a person with no background or experience in this capacity at any level is the best candidate that the university can obtain on a longer time scale?

Because...wait for it...he ran a company that makes office furniture and played a little football?  Those who argue these merits learned nothing from the Dave Brandon tenure.  You don't need to risk this and shouldn't because the stakes are too high and there is no upside.

It is completely irrelevant whether or not he might potentially do an OK job as anything more than an interim AD.  It would be reckless to roll the dice when you can have many experienced and well qualified candidates who don't have to try to adapt to or learn the dyamics of the role.

Neg away, idiots.

12/01/2014 - 2:56pm I would be pretty angry,

I would be pretty angry, because I still want to believe that this football program can be relevant on the national scale.  The fact that we have another corporate-minded (interim?) AD with ZERO credible experience for the function is discuraging enough because it shows that the University may not "get it".  I am very uncomfortable watching the winningest program approach the defibrillators with its weary fan base who diagnosed the obvious demise and its causes much faster than the inept leadership.

11/26/2014 - 11:22am well

This sucks if true and would be very disappointing. He isn't what the athletic department needs.

11/23/2014 - 7:59pm Not impressed

The sooner we get a real AD and not another corporate schmuk the better.

11/22/2014 - 5:14pm punters smoking weed, panicked eyes as balls

punters smoking weed,
panicked eyes as balls whizz by,
talent unfulfilled

11/17/2014 - 5:34pm Well said, Brian.  It's a

Well said, Brian.  It's a shame to see anyone fall from the mountain so close to the peak, especially one of our own.  We were all rooting for him just a few moments ago, and now we recoil as if we have zero sympathy.  While we all need absolutes, I am glad you note that it's OK to feel dismay.  I hope that everyone affected can find the right measure of forgiveness and that the right steps for healing are taken. 

10/31/2014 - 9:15pm cardboard AD withtasteless program

cardboard AD with
tasteless program management
like herpes it burns

10/31/2014 - 4:03pm Pathetic

Those muggles were pulling and praying and encouraging his brother and family throughout their suffering and tragedy. Guess his jockstrap ego has already overcome his humanity.

10/02/2014 - 9:26pm are we lookin at a bean or a

are we lookin at a bean or a frank?

10/01/2014 - 11:41pm It's not his fault that the

It's not his fault that the players can't execute, he can't see the plays, can't diagnose boo-boos, and he can't wear a damn head set to communicate crisply.


He is obviouly a stubborn person who is over-empowered for his capabilities.  Time to move on.  There is now overwhelming evidence that shows he is missing too many essential skills that are must-haves at a prominent program.  He knows it: you can detect his mental meltdown happening right under the surface of his media responses.  You don't groom people at his level.  You expect the whole package.

/not s 

10/01/2014 - 7:15pm Disgruntled to Apathy

I have been quiet during the maelstrom. But I am ashamed of the way Hoke is representing our University. I cannot even convince myself that he is a good guy. The actions just don't back up the (poorly developed) words. Maybe when he is gone he can put on a damn headset, grow up, evolve, and get his act together in a FCS school.

Brandon has to be the first domino so we are stuck with this dementia they call leadership for at least a month.

02/10/2014 - 8:46pm Well he did confess, more or less, by proxy


01/24/2014 - 6:31pm I admire Jalen for everything he did for the

I admire Jalen for everything he did for the university and for his work in the Detroit community. This makes it hard for me to evaluate what he says without it carrying some weight through my rose-colored glasses (pun intended). None of us know the inside scoop as well as the coaches and players that wore the maize and blue proudly (including CW). I suspect that Jalen has reached out more than once and received a cool response. I am sure that frustrates him. He is a passionate person who clearly cares deeply. I hope it all gets reconciled some day soon because he is good man and I would like him to feel welcome anywhere on campus at every level.

11/02/2013 - 11:47pm 2 Consistent Observations through the Season

1. Offensive Line Blocking - it looks like the scheme is confusing the linemen.  Why is the OL coach not simplifying the scheme to keep targets obvious for them?

2. Defensive Backs not Looking Back - this seems to be coached into them, too.  I notice them in position to make plays on the deep routes, but not seeing the ball and thus getting hands up to block the pass over the shoulder/head.

One more minor Item - lack of pressure with 4-5 rushers from the D-line, too. Not sure why because they seem pretty stout, in general.

10/19/2013 - 1:26am I am uncomfortable with the

I am uncomfortable with the level of personal criticism directed at the players by name in all of these threads.

They wear the Michigan uniform and play their hearts out for the Michigan team, and for that they have my 100% support for everything that they do on that field, even if they struggle.

They are still very young inside the tackles.  Those names getting criticism are going to be excellent linemen in a year or two and we will all be smiling about their performance then, so support them now.

A little change-up right now makes sense, Let's see what happens over the next few weeks,

OL, OC and S&C coaching critical assessment, on the other hand, is fair.

10/19/2013 - 1:02am Then I give major kudos to

Then I give major kudos to Hat.  Someone had to get it done.

09/24/2013 - 9:28pm It is sad that this had to be stated and sad that

It is sad that this had to be stated and sad that what seems like a cool kid felt any stress from the nonsense.

I hope that nobody would say mean spirited things in front of any kid. So don't be that way on the blog.

09/24/2013 - 8:04pm 1. O-line needs to block the right people. This is

1. O-line needs to block the right people. This is a mental thing and some technique.
2. Fitz needs to run the play that is called.
3. Gardner needs to stop turning the ball over.
4. We need a #2 receiver to emerge as a threat.

If those three areas were executed correctly then we wouldn't need to analyze these plays because the offense would be inherently less predictable and defenses wouldn't park 8-9 on the line.

06/07/2013 - 8:45pm Did I miss the JMFR highlight or did the video not

Did I miss the JMFR highlight or did the video not grab a clip?

01/25/2013 - 11:44pm I would be surprised if this

I would be surprised if this twitter account really belongs to Henry's dad.  Let's all take a breath and be sure that we don't get catfished.  This account has very little activity on it.

12/03/2012 - 2:22pm I will miss reasons to post his animated GIF

I didn't create it, but I thought it was genius.



10/19/2012 - 7:16pm a ref throws a flag

a ref throws a flag
tom golson twists the facemask
he is misunderstood

10/16/2012 - 12:14am I hear his Cold Stunner is a

I hear his Cold Stunner is a great finishing move.

10/14/2012 - 2:52pm I dislike this because

I dislike this because obviously he has talent, but in addition, his "commitment" undermined any other recruiting of blue chip OL during the time M was honoring his word. The M policy is a good one for that reason alone. I hope M capitalizes on the opportunity in spite of being hamstrung by the loss of time. Maybe there will be a late bloomer out there.

10/10/2012 - 10:49am 38 M , I 16

book it

08/24/2012 - 10:57pm How can one not cheer for

How can one not cheer for Shane Morris? Dude cracks me up.  He is giving Gorgeous Al Borges a run for his money with that school ID/

08/24/2012 - 9:39pm It must be said

Borges is gorgeous.

Mattison is the man.

That is all.


08/24/2012 - 9:23pm SRSLY

Any countdown that doesn't recognize Denard as THE most electric and valuable player to his team in the B1G is not worth reading.

05/25/2012 - 8:47pm Plus they are hot

Plus they are hot

05/25/2012 - 8:45pm So if I understand things

So if I understand things correctly, when Craig James was attending SMU, allegedly, Crag James killed 5 hookers? Craig James? 5 hookers? Craig James killed? hookers? Allegedly? The Craig James killed 5 hookers at SMU?

That would mean that, if the allegations hold up, that in fact Craig James did kill 5 hookers while at SMU.

It's hard to believe that Craig James killed 5 hookers. Dead.  The evidence must be significant for the allegations to continue to persevere for so long after Craig James would have killed 5 hookers,

At least there is comfort in knowing that when all the facts are presented, the truth about Craig James killing 5 hookers while he was at SMU with be known.  Truth.  Facts.


05/13/2012 - 5:12pm when the b1g starts beating

when the b1g starts beating sec teams it will happen. the game against bama will serve notice one way or the other.

05/11/2012 - 10:53pm Hoolay for Tloy. Risten to

Hoolay for Tloy. Risten to the Rions Loar!

04/01/2012 - 10:44pm Paging Mr. Mattison

Paging Mr. Mattison