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11/13/2018 - 10:00am Sadly this changes nothing.

Sadly this changes nothing.

They sold their souls in Columbus when they decided not to fire him. At this point, everything else is just background noise.

11/03/2018 - 7:44pm Raise the post threshold

Raise the post threshold

11/01/2018 - 8:47pm Posted several days ago. 

Posted several days ago. 

Please use the search function before posting. 

10/25/2018 - 12:01pm If we deserve to be in, we…

If we deserve to be in, we'll be in. 

If we don't, it's cuz we lost. 

Don't sweat the rankings. 

10/25/2018 - 6:11am Seriously.

I remember early…

Seriously.

I remember early in the season, people said we would never survive this three game stretch. Now they're already buying hotels for the national championship game.

I'm as excited about this team's progress as anyone, but let's get past PSU and OSU before we even start entertaining dreams of beating Bama.

10/24/2018 - 5:08pm Already posted.

 

 

Already posted.

 

 

10/23/2018 - 10:17am Agreed, I think attributing…

Agreed, I think attributing it to one loss is overreacting.

It seems more to be from the rumors early in the season that he feels that OSU betrayed him by making take the tiniest bit of responsibility for the Zac Smith fallout, and that he's essentially been burning every bridge since then.

I think he still keeps his job, even if he loses to us, and in a bowl game. I think OSU has made him bigger than the program by not firing him this off-season, so they can grumble all they want, but they would never actually pull the trigger.

10/23/2018 - 10:10am I think the comparison wasn…

I think the comparison is deserved just yet, since all of Urban's abrupt departures have been building up to the OSU job.

But if he bolts (or gets fired) from his dream job, then I think this is what he becomes.

10/23/2018 - 9:51am Wondering if Urban is going…

Wondering if Urban is going to end up being college football's version of Jose Mourinho.

For the non-soccer fans, Mourinho is an ornery coach who basically comes into a team, near-immediately wins a championship, and then within 4 years, bolts because he begins losing, or the players stage a mutiny, or both.

I wonder if Urban is going to become a HC mercenary.

10/20/2018 - 5:00pm I believe this Sparty…

I believe this Sparty Scumsucker finally has an answer to his question: 

http://www.diehardsport.com/college-football/sparty-reporter-asked-msu-question-jim-harbaugh-b1g-media/

10/15/2018 - 3:11pm Yep, my comment posted twice…

Yep, my comment posted twice.

You're good.

10/15/2018 - 1:50pm I think they brought Milton…

I think they brought Milton as an unknown entity more than as a legitimate progression down the depth chart.

I wouldn't look at his inclusion as a true indicator that Peters is no being considered, or is hurt.

10/15/2018 - 1:50pm I think they brought Milton…

duplicate.

10/10/2018 - 9:46am As has been mentioned on…

As has been mentioned on this site before, the advertising on this site (or nearly any other site) is not controlled by the site itself, but instead, by a large network for of advertising partners that auction off the ad slot to the highest bidder in an autonomous system that takes into account things like your browsing history, keywords, locations, previous ad clicks, etc.

So if you're seeing an ad, there's probably a reason you were targeted for it.

That said, this website does have some control over the ad content, primarily a keyword block where they can put in a list of offensive words they do not want to appear in ads, like "Ohio", or various other four letter words.

10/08/2018 - 2:54pm Agreed. 

With the current…

Agreed. 

With the current rule, any time you hit a QB and are not moving your head away and to the side, you're leaving your fate up to the refs, for better or (usually) worse. 

10/06/2018 - 6:25pm I would look at the survey…

I would look at the survey results if I were you. 

10/06/2018 - 5:08pm I agree.  A couple people…

I agree.  A couple people have posted similar suggestions.

I wouldn't mind it if next season they said that if your ticket wasn't scanned for 4+ games, you're not getting tix again.

It would at least force people who don't want to go to a game to re-sell them to someone who will actually go.

10/06/2018 - 4:51pm Not saying it was completely…

Not saying it was completely full. But WAAAY more full than the student section at the end of the 1st quarter:

 

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10/06/2018 - 4:21pm You just confirmed my point…

You just confirmed my point.

If we only expect to get students to the stadium for ND/MSU/OSU, then we probably have too many student seats.

10/06/2018 - 3:54pm I agree, that would suck to…

I agree, that would suck to have to sit outside the student section if you're paying tuition. I would have been angry if that happened to me.

That being said, 2007 is a far way from 2018. People clearly prefer staying at home (or in the dorm or frat) to going to the game. in 2003, when I was in school, missing the game was the worst thing in the world. Now it seems like it's actually preferable for a certain % of the students.

Attendance and viewing habits have changed over the last decade, so I think ticketing policies should adapt as well.

10/06/2018 - 3:23pm Went to Western game, and it…

Went to Western game, and it was a half filled section. SMU looked the same on TV, and Nebraska didn't look very full either.

10/04/2018 - 12:21pm Me: Saban is being a whiny…

Me: Saban is being a whiny asshole.

Also Me (during our games): What the hell is wrong with the students? Why can't they just show up? This looks terrible on TV.

10/03/2018 - 11:12pm I could never imagine…

I could never imagine sending your child to college and having this happen. 

Condolences to his family

10/03/2018 - 10:51am The ticket game is rigged.

The ticket game is rigged.

Just to give you an idea, I have a Yankees partial season plan, so I got access to buy playoff tix about a month ago, as part of the pre-pre-pre-pre-pre-sale group.

The pre-sales go, in order:  full season ticketholders, then partial season, then promotional plan, then corporate sponsors, then partner credit card holders, then fanclub, then general public.

Quite literally by the time I get access to buy my tickets at face, 90% of the tickets are already gone, and usually 100% gone by the time the next pre-sale starts. The vast majority of these tickets go right into the secondary market at quite the markup.

Sorry, didn't mean to rant.  Hope you are able to get cheap tix, but the system is stacked against actual fans getting decently priced tix, by design.

10/02/2018 - 9:56am This sheds a lot of light on…

This sheds a lot of light on the topic. I didn't definitively say it works better against us. I was echoing what a lot of people on the board were complaining about after ND/NW.

So it seems like the first couple drives of most football games is throwing the kitchen sink at the opponent, and seeing how they respond.

09/21/2018 - 4:07pm I just realized I made that…

I just realized I made that mistake because I graduated in 2004, but my final football season was 2003.

09/21/2018 - 4:00pm Saw these and figured I had…

Saw these and figured I had some photos lying around my email. Found some from 2004.

Notre Dame 2003

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09/17/2018 - 11:12am This is my new frontrunner…

This is my new frontrunner for worst fan comment of the year. 

Last year was a complete tire fire at QB where they couldn't even hit wide open players. Now this dude is complaining that throws should be a couple inches higher. 

09/13/2018 - 7:14pm Walked into a dinner spot…

Walked into a dinner spot and saw the game in the 3rd quarter and figured it had to be a replay. 

Then thought, hmm, maybe there ARE some games that will be live tonight, so I checked the schedule and saw that BC was marked as live. 

Weird timing indeed. 

09/02/2018 - 2:31am Unfortunately as under…

Unfortunately as under appreciated as he was while he coached, he is as much to blame for the last decade of mediocrity as hoke, Brandon, or Rodriguez. 

Was he replaced prematurely? Probably. 

Did he turn his back on the program when it needed him most? Definitely

08/31/2018 - 5:45pm General rule of thumb is…

General rule of thumb is that you should renegotiate all your bills every 6-12 months. Especially cable and internet that offer these insane introductory rates. 

Call up, say you're canceling, wait til you're connected to a customer retention specialist, and their only success metric is how many people they keep from canceling. They are the ones who can extend your current introductory rate for another contact length. 

08/30/2018 - 10:35am Seems like they are putting…

Seems like they are putting entirely too much weight on the value of road games. 

08/29/2018 - 2:33pm This guy just won the…

This guy just won the internet.

 

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08/24/2018 - 9:49am You're not the only one. 

You're not the only one. 

Good friend of mine is the daughter of a Michigan football great. There was a player alumni gathering of Bo's players before the game, and they all sat in the same box. She said it was about 75% empty by the time the 4th quarter rolled around. 

Though I guess those guys are pretty far up there in age. 

08/24/2018 - 9:05am I remember if the Gallon…

I remember if the Gallon catch, it felt like the entire stadium (except for the ND secondary) saw him and immediately started pointing to him. 

08/23/2018 - 1:15pm Agreed. Let's go independent!

Agreed. Let's go independent!

08/21/2018 - 5:09pm Don

[email protected]#KING

Brown

Don

[email protected]#KING

Brown

08/09/2018 - 9:21am This is really great news!

This is really great news!

07/20/2018 - 10:33am The first two seasons were…

The first two seasons were so great. I'm amazed how under the radar this show is. 

07/17/2018 - 8:17am Had that exact same car…

Had that exact same car during my undergrad. Amazingly useful and reliable car. 

 

Used to get so much grief for not buying American and used to get made fun of for having such a small "truck"  

 

This was in the era of $1.50 gas and Ford pushing the acceptable limits of low MPG. 

 

06/01/2018 - 12:31pm Not sure how it hasn't been posted yet....

05/26/2018 - 9:34am Ronaldo will get another one

Ronaldo will get another one while being the equivalent of an #8 seed getting hot in the playoffs.

05/23/2018 - 1:41pm .

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05/23/2018 - 1:41pm (No subject)

05/22/2018 - 7:42pm I wonder this all the time.

I wonder this all the time. Not specifically what would have happened if Moeller has stayed, but rather what if Lloyd hadn't been coach. 

Was Lloyd the great manager whose steady hand helped with the national championship, or was he the conservative old man who let all that talent go to waste?

I think both can be true in this instance. 

05/16/2018 - 8:06pm Not saying I hate him. He's

Not saying I hate him.

He's a great coach who bled Maize n Blue... until he threw it under the bus.

He can be both things.

Also, I wouldn't use the national championship defense. This is the same logic that people at Penn State use to say Joe Paterno wasn't that bad.

05/16/2018 - 7:17pm It's not a rich rod thing.

It's not a rich rod thing.

Anyone who got hired was going to be sabotaged by Lloyd unless the university hired one of his buddies.

05/16/2018 - 6:49pm Lloyd putting himself above

Lloyd putting himself above the program and sabotaging the search for his successor sent us into a 7 year tail spin which negates nearly all the good will he built up.

Regardless of your positions on Miles, Rodriguez, and Hoke, Lloyd had several opportunities to act in the best interest of University and program. He instead chose to let everything burn.

04/15/2018 - 11:34am (No subject)

04/06/2018 - 12:38pm Agreed. But it's not a 1 to 1

Agreed. But it's not a 1 to 1 correlation. 

Whether a player is fastest on the team or lags behind definitely matters. But I'd like to hear more about whether a player is actually good at his position and wow-ing the coaches more than I'd like to hear about them being .01 seconds faster in the 40.