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01/18/2019 - 9:09am Exactly what I was thinking.

Exactly what I was thinking.

01/16/2019 - 4:38pm UMICH1606 can eat crow.

UMICH1606 can eat crow.

UMBig11 commented yesterday that Nua had an offer and would make a decision by the end of the week. In response to this, UMICH1606 said:

Will people see you for the fraud that you are when this is proven false?

And now, lo and behold, UMBig11's info was proven correct. 

Will UMICH1606 acknowledge this? 

01/15/2019 - 8:55am This isn't a joke. This is…

This isn't a joke. This is literally one of the capstone assignments for the course.

This is amazing!

01/04/2019 - 2:17pm Lewan on the other hand,…

Lewan on the other hand, appears to have been promoted to admiral on the USS Douche Canoe

Are you saying this based on what he was involved in during his time at UM? Or something after? I haven't really paid attention to him in the NFL.

01/03/2019 - 7:56am CALM DOWN AND ENJOY THE RIDE


01/02/2019 - 4:32pm I agree with this. Obviously…

I agree with this. Obviously, all we have to go on is speculation since we don't know what the coaches are actually doing in their gameplanning, but it seems to me that they go into each game with a plan to try to dictate the pace and do what they want to do, regardless of what the defense throws at them.

Against lower-tier competition, that can work. But at some point, you have to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the opponent, and tailor your gameplan to exploit their weaknesses. Not saying this isn't happening, but when the offense comes out and runs up the gut against a stacked front, that doesn't instill confidence that the staff is trying to get the best matchups against the defense.

01/02/2019 - 4:04pm This is correct. I haven't…

This is correct. I haven't gone to look for the actual clip, but I remember seeing that in real time. I was so distracted by the Florida players acting like morons that I didn't even notice if Harbaugh gave Mullen a handshake. I thought he might have blown him off; which, would have been warranted given the behavior of Mullen's goons.

01/02/2019 - 3:57pm I don't remember the exact…

I don't remember the exact write-up, or when it was written, but at some point in the last 1-2 years, Brian wrote an article talking about the adjustments Beilein made to elevate the basketball program. Beilein was at a point where the program was good, but seemed to hit a ceiling. He recognized the adjustments he needed to make, starting with his staff, made the adjustments, and now the program is elite.

I feel like Harbaugh is at a similar juncture. Four full years in, while there are still after-affects of the previous regime, the impact is minimal. This is Harbaugh's program, and it appears to have hit a ceiling of just being pretty good. I hope he is willing to take similar steps to make the tough decisions necessary to elevate the program to elite status. 

01/02/2019 - 3:52pm I've been listening to the…

I've been listening to the audiobook about Theranos, and I'm about 25% of the way through it. It's fascinating.

12/29/2018 - 10:25pm You're welcome.

You're welcome.

12/29/2018 - 5:37pm I would argue that it was…

I would argue that it was the combination of the RR and Hoke years, but otherwise agree.

12/29/2018 - 3:32pm Whatever.


12/26/2018 - 9:15am 1. At the time when I…

1. At the time when I created my account, I was a big proponent of moleskine journals. I owned multiple and carried one with me wherever I went. Due to the odd spelling of the word, I had some debates with friends on how it should be pronounced (mole-skin or mole-skyn). I had a strong opinion on the matter at the time I created my account, and that is now reflected for all posterity. Seems rather pedantic to me now and while I know I can change it, it's my identity here so I'm ok with it.

2. My avatar was originally a photo of Hemingway, as he was a notable user of moleskine journals. I have since changed it to the Olde English D, since I am a fan of the Tigers.

12/20/2018 - 9:39am Hell, Jake Butt too. Mackey…

Hell, Jake Butt too. Mackey Award winner, blows out his ACL in the Orange Bowl against FSU. And I'm sure his story hits closer to home for the UM guys, since we're only a few years removed from that happening.

12/19/2018 - 10:46am I don't have any reason to…

I don't have any reason to doubt you, but what is your source for this information?

12/19/2018 - 10:39am That's what I was going to…

That's what I was going to say. Especially with Solomon leaving, I expect Smith and Hinton will get plenty of opportunities to break into the 2-deep on the interior DL.

12/19/2018 - 10:20am Good call! This is being…

Good call! This is being updated much more quickly than 247.

12/19/2018 - 10:04am Not sure how many more guys…

Edit: Restructured to better track updates.

Not sure how many more guys are anticipated to send in their LOI today, but these are the guys who have since sent in their LOIs according to MGoBlue

  1. Mazi Smith (4* DT)
  2. Trente Jones (4* OT)
  3. Cornelius Johnson (4* WR)
  4. Erick All (4* TE)
  5. DJ Turner II (3* CB) 
  6. Mike Sainristil (3* CB) 
  7. Quintel Kent (3* WR) 
  8. Giles Jackson (4* WR)
  9. Cade McNamara (4* QB)
  10. Zach Charbonnet (4* RB)
  11. Trevor Keegan (4* OT)

These are the remaining committed but unsigned guys in the class (listed in order of 247 rating):

  1. Quinten Johnson (4* S)
  2. Amauri Pesek-Hickson (3* ATH)
  3. George Johnson III (3* ATH)
12/07/2018 - 1:52pm This is it. Forgiveness and…

This is it. Forgiveness and redemption are very important, and I am all for that.

But forgiveness and redemption do not mean someone is impervious from the consequences for their choices/actions.

12/07/2018 - 1:40pm This is astounding to me. I…

This is astounding to me. I cannot believe how LU can possibly justify this, given the reputation they claim as an institution.

I have family who have graduated from LU, and will be very interested in their reactions to this hire. I believe in forgiveness and redemption for people, but that doesn't mean going back to a position of influence/responsibility.

12/06/2018 - 10:36am My take is that Carter didn…

My take is that Carter didn't pull this entirely out of his butt. If I had to speculate on the actual information he got, he either got some information from the Packers and/or Browns that they are evaluating Harbaugh. This is likely true, and I would be surprised if they weren't at least doing some research.

But this means nothing about there being reciprocal interest, and I'm guessing where Carter added some wreckless speculation to make the story sound more dramatic.

In other words, nothing to see here. Move along.

11/29/2018 - 12:21pm Too early to definitively…

Too early to definitively say one way or the other. But if he maintains (or builds on) the level of play he has demonstrated over the past few games, I would have a hard time saying he stays.

11/28/2018 - 11:18am Looks like just punting…

Looks like just punting. Team rosters show a long-snapper and punter.

11/20/2018 - 10:34am It has to be Moody. Nordin…

It has to be Moody. Nordin just hasn't looked right. I think he's hurt. Roll with the person least likely to lose the game, and I think that's Moody. Rest Nordin, let him heal up and be ready for bowl season, or worst case next season.

11/14/2018 - 1:10pm Any ideas why Long and Hill…

Any ideas why Long and Hill are not higher on the list of CBs? Is it size? They are both under 6', but that is the only knock I can see against them. They have been excellent coverage corners, and haven't shown hesitancy in stepping up to make tackles against the ground game.

11/14/2018 - 1:07pm Agreed here. Can't overlook…

Agreed here. Can't overlook Indiana (I see you, 2016 Iowa game), but if UM takes care of business on, huge implications for the OSU game.

11/13/2018 - 3:59pm FYI, my uncle is 6'4" and…

FYI, my uncle is 6'4" and had a long career in the Air Force. He flew F16s for a while, as well as A-10s. It's more about your sitting height than your total height.

11/02/2018 - 10:21am That's way too friendly…

That's way too friendly looking. The only killing that wolf is doing is with kindness.

10/31/2018 - 4:13pm I think a more likely…

I think a more likely scenario is McSorley dropping back to pass, having nobody open, getting pressured from the edges, but then having a gap open up in the middle to run it. We need to figure out a way to prevent that, either with Hudson or Bush (or both) hanging back to shut down the middle. If we can figure out a way to contain McSorley though, especially on third downs, I see a big win over PSU.

10/23/2018 - 2:35pm Great discussion questions. …

Great discussion questions. 

  1. I am leaning toward him coming back. I don't think he has put up gaudy enough stats to gain the recognition he needs. He has also looked hesitant and inaccurate at times.
  2. I'm too lazy to look this up myself, but I would be interested to see a size/measurables comparison of Uche to Winovich at the same age.
  3. Shea for the first half, DCaff for the second. Milton in the 4th if it's really out of hand.
  4. Fleck. Nebraska has tradition and expectations; the fanbase will get restless real quick with losing seasons.

How about a fifth question: of the draft eligible or draft likely players, who on Michigan's current roster gets picked first in the 2019 draft? I would say Bush.

10/23/2018 - 1:32pm Karan has been fantastic…

Karan has been fantastic. Lot of fun to see his emergence as the top RB.

I've been contemplating putting together a board post about this, but how do people see Karan transitioning to the NFL? Does he have a future there? Any comparably-sized/skilled players who have stuck?

10/22/2018 - 9:32pm Get off it man. Situations…

Get off it man. Situations changes. It's not like things progress in a perfectly linear manner. Umbig has proven the validity of his information multiple times. He has nothing to gain by feeding us false information.

He has proven himself trustworthy, so unless you have clear information to prove he has been lying or making things up, you should just stop.

10/22/2018 - 8:40pm I'm genuinely curious how…

I'm genuinely curious how you haven't been banned yet.

10/22/2018 - 8:38pm Half the things you…

Half the things you mentioned were the man's opinions on things. The other half you claim as "wrong" and definitively not due to fluid situations...well, how do you know? Are you privy to inside information that conflicts with his reports? Do you know who he is? Who he is connected to?

I'm guessing you don't know anything, and are just jealous of umbig's access. 

10/22/2018 - 8:32pm Just to add, I appreciate…

Just to add, I appreciate the information you've brought to the board. You're the only user I've bookmarked and proactively check to see the things you've posted. 

10/22/2018 - 11:24am This is actually fascinating…

This is actually fascinating. Pure gold.

10/21/2018 - 10:05pm Well this team has already…

Well this team has already surpassed my expectations. Going into the season, I was going to be happy to win 1 out of 3 in this stretch of the schedule. Now, with the way we have played Wisconsin and MSU, and having a bye week to get healthy and prepare for PSU...well, my level of optimism is quickly increasing.

OSU will still be a tough game, but definitely looking more and more winnable.

Just take it one week at a time.

10/21/2018 - 8:22am Since you're so interested…

Since you're so interested in making yourself out to be the victim here, I'll give you the benefit of explaining why everyone is piling on.

When I saw this post title from the board, I thought "hey, this post is titled similarly to posts when a guy commits. But there's a question mark so he probably hasn't committed...but maybe there's some insider information that leaked based on yesterday's results! I've seen posts titled like this in other cases!"

Then I read the post. And it was nothing but empty conjecture. Now I feel like this OP was just trying to get attention. Poorly titled, weakly written OP.

Now, that in and of itself is not the end of the world. You wrote a bad OP. Everyone has done that. But then you doubled down and not only defended yourself, but tried to frame it in a way that everyone else is just wrong and mean, and poor you is just getting unfairly piled on. That is the kind of attitude that brings on the negs.

I don't know who you are, or what your history is with this board. But I'll tell you the same thing I told the person who got caved a little while ago, when he responded the exact same way to justified criticism: take your lumps, be humble enough to move on, and respect yourself enough to recognize that making a mistake is not the end of the world. Learn from it and move on; doubling down and trying to turn the tables is manipulative and unhealthy.

10/21/2018 - 8:06am If a bunch of people all…

If a bunch of people all independently come to the same conclusion, that's not group think.

10/20/2018 - 9:45pm Something's up, no doubt. He…

Something's up, no doubt. He's been so bad the last couple weeks, I am leaning toward an injury being the root cause. It could be mental, but I don't think guys in their head look that bad. Agreed that the bye week is coming at a good time. Get some rest, get some treatment if he truly is hurt, then get ready for PSU.

10/20/2018 - 9:37pm Watched that three times in…

Watched that three times in a row. So fun to see those guys having the time of their life. Can't wait to see the celebration after we take it to OSU in November!

10/18/2018 - 1:27pm It was the 2016 Finals, game…

It was the 2016 Finals, game 7. I believe it was the play that led to Kyrie's game winning 3-pointer. Golden State had a breakaway and LeBron chased down the GS player from behind (I can't remember who...think it was Iguodala?) and blocked the layup/dunk against the back board. A huge moment in the game, as 2 points for GS there would have won it.

10/18/2018 - 10:14am Site note: I tried embedding…

Site note: I tried embedding the Wikipedia link into text, but whenever I did, I got a message saying "The form has become outdated. Copy any unsaved work in the form below and then reload this page." Anyone see that before? The steps I followed were:

1. Type out text.

2. Highlight text.

3. Click link icon.

4. Paste URL into the box.

5. Click save or preview. 

Saving my work and reloading the page didn't help. The only thing I could do that allowed me to save was to just paste the URL as plain text.

Edit: I also got that message trying to save this post. The offending text appeared to be something I put in parentheses. Once I removed the parentheses, the post saved.

10/16/2018 - 1:23pm WITH THE RUNNER!!!!!


10/15/2018 - 10:44am Not sure if you will see…

Not sure if you will see this Shredder, but I don't think it's worthy of a post to ask you. I would be interested if you could get your ref friend to give his opinion on the roughing the snapper penalty in the 3rd quarter. It really was a turning point in the game, and I would be interested to hear an objective/well-informed opinion on it.

10/08/2018 - 3:20pm I am not the one to advocate…

I am not the one to advocate head hunting or dirty play

That's very admirable of you, good mindset.


Uh-oh, but what?

I really hope we blow someone's knee out this weekend

You just...cumong man.

10/07/2018 - 7:53am I wouldn't say it was bogus…

I wouldn't say it was bogus. I knew it was roughing as soon as Bush hit him. 

10/06/2018 - 4:38pm I'm happy with the way the…

I'm happy with the way the offense performed. Good balance. Biggest thing I noticed was the oline seemed to get a pretty consistent push on running plays - not something I've seen in a while.

Question for those who know: on the long pass play to Higdon when DPJ got called for the block in the back, and the Maryland guy got called for targeting: why did the offsetting penalties send the ball back to the original LOS? I thought Higdon's gain would at least stand, since the penalties were down field. Also, the ref's call before they added targeting was the penalty on DPJ from the spot of the foul, but the play still resulted in a first down.

10/01/2018 - 8:57am Thanks for aggregating this…

Thanks for aggregating this information, good post.

I do think you overstated the comments about Crouch being down to Michigan and Tennessee though. Per the article you linked in a previous comment, this was the comment from the analyst, back in July:

When push comes to shove, it could end up being a two-way race between the Michigan and Tennessee, but it is tough to tell with a prospect who does not often talk with the media.

To me, that does not constitute a "report about Crouch being down to Michigan and Tennessee". At best, that is a vague projection with no stated reason. Also, this was back in July, from an article that also said Crouch wanted to make a decision before the start of his senior season (which hasn't happened).

Not trying to crap on you, but this information, plus the fact that all crystal balls are pointing everywhere except Michigan and Tennessee (Michigan not in top 3, Tennessee trailing Clemson and USC), leads me to believe that Michigan has zero shot at this guy.

I do appreciate the effort you put into the post. Keep doing it.

09/29/2018 - 11:58pm Agreed, execution is lacking…

Agreed, execution is lacking. Also agreed that they adapted well; that was great to see.

Regarding gamelan though, how many times has Michigan started the game on offense now? Off the top of my head, I think they've had the ball to start in all but maybe one game. And of those, has Michigan done anything more than a three and out? I don't have the data right now, but off the top of my head, it seems like Michigan has come out really conservative/vanilla, and just gotten stuffed on their opening drives. Almost like their only objective is to "ease into" the flow of the game. If that's correct, then I would say that is poor gameplanning.

Again, I'm not saying that based off data (I'll take a look when I have more time, and I'll gladly eat crow if I'm wrong). I also still fully trust the coaching staff, but I think it's clear that either from gameplanning or execution, we need to get off to better starts.