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06/01/2018 - 12:22am there's a little more

There's a little more than I remember here.

1.)  He talks about Leo Lewis, the MSU linebacker who is NCAA's start witness.  Ends up getting hung out to dry when Ole Miss boosters sue him in civil defamation lawsuit for future salary--instant chilling effect on anyone coming forward.  NCAA can only protect him by guaranteeing his elibigibility, but no way to protect him in lawsuit.  Kid can't afford to defense, and will have hard time getting any job in Missisippi.  NCAA, Ole Miss carry on but kid will lose; 

2)  In testimony Lewis names a few other schools and people guilty of infractions, but NCAA redacts the names, only showing Ole Miss.  NCAA does not investigate other the schools.  The suggestion is that NCAA just wants to make example of Ole Miss, but doesn't really want to believe that this bagmen stuff is systemic, to allow the song to keep playing.

Apologies if it was discussed here....for me watching those angles play out in the documentary were frustrating.

 

05/30/2018 - 1:19pm not helpful

clearly a good portion of readership enjoys this. I am not doing cfb risk, but your comment not really helpful

just happens that you interpret the activity to be nerdy. fantasy football, march madness can be pretty similar to dungeons and dragons in terms of involvement.

there are tons of other topics regularly discussed with vigor in this board that don't appeal to me, I simply choose to ignore those threads.

05/17/2018 - 1:32pm sound like anyone else we know?

let's see....doesn't take back seat, good for CFB....sound like anyone else we know? initials are JH???

05/15/2018 - 2:34pm motorized seat adjustment

very slow, I miss the old cars that had a lever to release. sometimes, you need to check for something under the seat, or lean the seat back or forward. motorized adjustments take 10-20 seconds, with the release levers, about 2 seconds.

05/03/2018 - 2:38pm good stuff

Is Baumgartner coming up with that assessment on his own, or is he reading M Go Blog??

04/28/2018 - 11:58pm somebody for a steal. he will earn his big

somebody for a steal. he will earn his big payday once he makes it big, which I expect him to do.

if he dropped because of his heart, and not his play, then that bodes well for him--apparently the condition was know about before the draft and even while he was at Michigan, yes?

04/08/2018 - 12:59pm cheap shot

I read article again, and coaches said he was passed as started even before the transfer announcement. So clearly for playing time, Kelly just taking a cheap shot at the player.

04/08/2018 - 12:52pm Kelly misleading.

According to this article, even though he started last year, kid had been passed on depth chart.

So transfer is probably for playing time, not academics.

Kid's text implies Kelly is not accurate, and coaches claiming he would not have started.

https://www.indystar.com/story/sports/college/notre-dame/2018/04/07/not…

04/08/2018 - 12:46pm grades are fine, probably for playing time. Kelly misleading.

Brian Kelly is misleading here. He is implying that kid not meeting academic standards, but the kid is graduating so grades no problem.

Kid texted "What???

04/08/2018 - 11:55am beat speech ever

Jack Harbaugh episode 8--best motivational speech. standing ovation from the team. great speech.

Jim Harbaugh's speeches.... seems like he is off just a bit, addressing the team, his content is ok, just seems to lack the personal connection with the team members.

04/08/2018 - 12:36am Where is Harbaugh the QB whisperer?

On this Blog many have assumed that Harbaugh does the majority of QB coaching, that Hamilton is the QB coach in name only. But now it's clear Hamilton spends a lot of time the QB's.
Why wasn't there much footage of Harbaugh coaching the QB's in meetings? Is it because of editing, or because JH has more the "CEO" role?

03/28/2018 - 1:17am good stuff

good music, great images.
love the pure joy on the college kids faces

03/22/2018 - 7:32pm tons of Maize walking around staples. one section

tons of Maize walking around staples. one section on lower level is aggies, otherwise Maize everywhere.

01/30/2018 - 12:18am Weak.

not a good look for MSU. instead of intimitdating or showing strength, having an opposite effect. makes them look desperate and confirms that the whole administration there is out of touch.

01/23/2018 - 10:13pm Good.

Good.

01/23/2018 - 3:01pm further incrimination

Hot take:  MSU's board's arrogant comments now are further incriminating them.

As far as I'm concerned, they should keep on talking, it really speaks to how far out of touch and oblivious they are.  That much easier to prosecute them later.

01/21/2018 - 10:45am non-porn

"you mindlessly surf the web and find yourself either balls-deep in something super intriguing or when one web search leads to a string of endless web searches that leaves you wondering where you are and how you got there"

you mean non-poem wormholes, right?

01/18/2018 - 2:41pm CMU got a visit too. Given that he didn't early

CMU got a visit too. Given that he didn't early sign, and all the time he's spent at UGA, not sure if it's "good" news, but at least it's not bad news.

01/10/2018 - 8:23pm oh well

Our loss Gruden's gain.

01/01/2018 - 2:14pm good protection. Peters also putting ball in

good protection. Peters also putting ball in right spot. glad to see they still have faith in Peters and he is stepping up

01/01/2018 - 10:23am Daily Harbaugh-esque competition

my Favorite passage--Real recognize Real

Harbaugh didn’t realize it when he walked in the house, but the kitchen was the agora of the boys’ competitiveness. “In order for someone to wash the dishes they have to play a game of Uno, and whoever loses has to wash the dishes; whoever loses has to take out the garbage; whoever loses has to clean the bathroom,” Alcindor says. “Like, nothing can get done until something competitive is going to determine the outcome. This was every. single. day. I

12/28/2017 - 9:29am remember this?

The fake kneel is one argument supporting Schiano's defensive charging of the kneel down play a few years ago as a rookie NFL coach. D can charge cause O can still run a play. Schiano was criticized by some at the time for the move.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/09/17/nfl-sides-with-buccanee…

https://deadspin.com/5943818/theres-no-fighting-in-a-victory-formation-…

12/26/2017 - 2:07pm similar thoughts

We know from IU that he can coach. looking back, having the 2 OL coach sitution seems weird and was a failed experiment. If OL takes years for players to develop, how must it have felt to Frey if we gave up on zone runs halfway through season. People say preparing for Air Force was a waste of practice time, was it wasted time repping zone blocks? Is is possible Frey and Drevno were,really far apart in styles, and we gave them a poor setup? Just seems like we wasted Frey's talent here.

12/26/2017 - 1:41pm not fair to Frey

If he does leave, his time here will be quite odd. Making him share coaching OL with Drevno, we never really gave him the freedom to do his thing. We abandoned zone blocking after poor initial results, but we know Frey can coach OL. With a longer time frame required for OL development in general, seems like we only halfway committed to him, not giving him what he needs to do his thing. Things got better after we dropped runs, but Looking back, seems like the 2 OL coach thing was simply a bad experiment and a waste of Frey's talent.

12/08/2017 - 12:09am connections

read that patterson has a few Michigan connections.

grew up in Toledo, Ruiz was his center at IMG, parents have UM season tix, and was recruited by Matt Dudek (when at AZ), UM's recruiting coordinator.

12/07/2017 - 9:30pm I would love to get the story on how things like

I would love to get the story on how things like this go down. who contacted whom first? did SP just call the athletic office? Is JH constantly sending out feelers, following the news?

12/07/2017 - 8:21pm Gut needs to be

Gut needs to be fed!

12/07/2017 - 4:50pm this

he needs a lawyer willing to accept deferred payment or someone willing to give him a non-secured loan with appropriate charges (i.e. high interest rate). credit cards debt is basically non-secured debt

12/07/2017 - 4:46pm he should pay $300/hr

suspect discounted rate may count as impermissible benefit.

Not sure Mo's financial situation, but even if he has to put it on a credit card he should invest the money for a review.

if he does the policy right (with lawyer's help reviewing), 300/hr would be a good investment because he will be guaranteed money either way.

he just needs about $600 credit for 2 months--a credit card or loan at pawn shop rates would do.

12/05/2017 - 1:57pm That's your opinion, which

That's your opinion, which you are entitled to.

By his actions, we know that Speight disagrees.

I understand his decision and think I might do the same if I were in his shoes.

12/05/2017 - 1:52pm Looks like Denny's

Looks like a Denny's menu.  Wonder what he ordered?

11/28/2017 - 1:27am disagree.

seeking a "better shot to start" elsewhere is not the same as seeking "a guaranteed spot." he sounds mature, just trying for the best odds to get playing time. if he doesn't get PT, his chance of NFL go eat down. I would do the same. why does the narrative have to equate putting himself in the best position to succeed with entitlement??

11/28/2017 - 1:23am agree

I think if one just read the quotes, one would get the impression Speight felt entitled where Harbaugh had a continual proving ground. Watch both video interview clips, and Speights words leave room that he understands competition (Harbaughs "meritocracy" and charting and ranking everything are so well documented, how could Speight not know Harbaugh's M.O.??). He mentions Peters as the "established QB." So it comes down to Speight believing he has a chance to make an NFL roster, and believing that by going somewhere else to comepete (somewhere w/o future NFL QB competition), he has a better chance to realize his goals. He needs playing time to develop into NFL QB. He's not a prima dona, not petulant. He's not dumb. At best he has a 50/50 shot of beating Peters--better odds elsewhere. He's just doing what's best for him. Wish him the best, and thank him for his efforts.

11/27/2017 - 10:51am consistency

hypothetical (he is not coaching)....what if Peyton had come up for the head coach position? would they have looked the other way with his history of harrassment allegations? if yes, then they are hippocrities. if no, then they truly are trying to change the culture at UT

11/02/2017 - 12:50am I'll have what wolfman is drinking.....

I'll have what wolfman is drinking..... Seriously, though, that's not a bad take. It's a glass half full take but I'll go with it. Sometimes I forget what he did his first year with the core of Hokes 5-7 team, coaching up Iowa's castaway QB.

10/30/2017 - 4:06pm that

is a very interesting idea. maybe we win vs. MSU, maybe we look sharper vs PSU. Peters has more than a few games under his belt by the time we play UW OSU

10/30/2017 - 3:46pm Wins are a very meaningful stat, perhaps the most

Wins are a very meaningful stat, perhaps the most important. But wins are not very specific. One could be a mediocre QB and ride on the coattails of a great defense to many wins. HAIL is saying you need more position specific stats, to assess. JOK was 10/20 for 58 yards vs. IU. we won that game. say we pulled out a win vs MSU (the game was close, yes?), he was 16/35 for 195, 3 INT....a win doesn't undue the fact that stats indicate JOK played poorly in those games. good enough to win, but still poorly.

10/29/2017 - 4:47pm MGoBlog needs Space Coyote.

Space Coyote's posts about scheme and x's and o's have been among the best in this site.

Site would not be same without.

Look forward to continued SC posts.

10/27/2017 - 1:46am agree

who was that sportscaster? he should recant. his own bias against Harbaugh clouded his ability to understand the complaint

10/27/2017 - 1:42am what you can sue for

you can use for anything, but to win in court, would have difficulty winning if there was no injury

10/27/2017 - 1:40am malpractice criteria

you have to show negligence and then injury resulting from the negligence

10/23/2017 - 3:20pm Cam Cameron

If we're going to consider Loeffler, why not Cam Cameron? Michigan roots dating back to Bo and Harbaugh connection. Or Mike DeBoard?

09/23/2017 - 8:00pm Defense nice recovery in 2nd half

Purdue 2nd half:

6 drives

5 punts,

1 fumble

18 plays

15 yards total

0 points

 

09/13/2017 - 5:40pm sorry, double post

Double post

09/13/2017 - 5:39pm Speight and running game in perspective

"The point, however, is that if the Wolverines have a workhorse running back they can rely on, that will take some of the pressure off of Speight to make every throw. Instead, if he can simply make the easy throws and then dial up some play-action deep balls a few times per game, then this offense could be difficult to handle."

This year vs. last--still good defense, but running game showing a few more signs of life than last year, and more receiving weapons. Last 2 years (includes Rudock) we needed our QB to play not just OK but well. If our running game goes well, we might win with OK (but not bad) QB play.

He has no angst about accepting Speight's ceiling, and makes a good point about what we need from Speight, a point which I haven't seen much on this blog space.

05/09/2017 - 6:21pm Agree 100% with DopeMan. Too intense,poor form, too competitive.

Been doing Crossfit for about 4 years, agree with Dope Man 100%

I do see a lot of "No Pain no Gain" mentality, or being overcompetitive with others.  It's why we like group workouts--we push ourselves just a little more than when alone, but it does lead to more injury.

When you are under 40, you can get away with a lot of bad habits without getting injured:

  • (not warming up--Crossfit is actually good about warming up)
  • doing more than a few intense workouts per week
  • poor form when trying to do as many reps as possible in a certain amount of time

Boxes try to emphasize from, but I think more people have crappy form trying to get extra reps than Crossfiters like to admit.  

The other main problem I have with Crossfit is it tends to emphasize too much intensity.  If you are young it may not matter as much, but the body actually responds better with only a few intense workouts a week.  Tour de France is 2000 miles, but the top contenders only push their limits a few times during the race.  If they do more, they will pay later.   The older you get or the more work/training you do, the more important managing intensity.  Without it, you may be able to get through the workout, but you are not getting maximum performance, and eventuallly your body will break down eventually injured.  At first you are more cranky, tired, but eventually you just start getting sick, not to mention having decreased performance.  I think this concept is understood, but not really emphasized (almost ignored) in the Crossfit culture, education, and teaching.   

Generally don't need to rep to failure to get stronger--body's stress adaptation response works with gradual repetition and consitency over weeks.  Best is consistent exercise, and gradual increase.  Let the ligaments, tendons, muscle energy systems adapt properly.  Best way to avoid injury. Crossfit culture tends not to emphasize this.  

Again, if you're less than 30 you can get away with all kinds of bad habits and never pay the price.   You can party all night without sleep, and bang out an intense workout no problem.  Over 40, good habits become more critical to avoid injury.

That said, by lifting heavy weights with functional movements, Crossfit can be one of the best ways to avoid injury, especially if you are over 40.  With young kids, I am now a weekend warrior--sometimes I play basketball, skateboard with the kids, tennis, surf, touch football, mountain bike.  Because I Crossfit with functional movements, I don't worry as much about getting hurt with pickup basketball because my muscles are used to contracting explosively in similar patterns.  Without Crossfit, a pickup game of basketball or sprint for first base is much more likely to get me an Achiles tendon tear.

 

 

 

 

03/26/2017 - 11:35pm Author's premise is based on ignorance.

Germans start formally learning English in 2nd Grade.   Also, English is a Germanic language, about 60% lexical similarity (for comparison, English and French have 27% lexical simlarity).   Lastly, Europeans have exposure to US songs, movies, etc and travel as well throughout Europe.

The link below shows an 8th grade English textbook...content is about expensive homes in Malibu, Hollywood movies, and surfers...

https://www.quora.com/How-do-Germans-learn-English-in-school

Only ignoramus would ask that question of a German student.

Anecdotally, I've met a few Germans who speak English as a second language--they all speak very well, don't seem to have much trouble with the langage (not so with other ESL's from other countries of origin)

 

 

02/23/2017 - 1:31am kindred spirits

and also spend time with his "kindred spirits," of, which Harbaugh is not.

02/16/2017 - 5:54am clip makes a great point

Marcelus Wiley makes a great point, which is that Harbaugh is legally hiring the qualified dad in lieu of shady "bagmen" payments which everyone knows are being made. Same thing with the end of semester study abroad trips. He's simply doing what other programs doing (benefits to kids and family), but doing it within the rules.

02/15/2017 - 12:01am beauty

the beauty is they invited him