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10/10/2017 - 12:40pm As much as I hate to say it

Lloyd / Tressell ball is probably the best option for us at this point. We should play better teams like MSU played us - have enough to scheme out 2-3 scores and otherwise play conservative and mistake free and lean on the D. Force the other team to be mistake free against havoc and if they can do it hats off to them.

10/08/2017 - 5:05pm The coaches are not immune from criticism

But I do think they are trying to tread water with what they've got. As we saw the alternative is not enticing. Can we point at recruiting? For sure. But is O line something that takes more than 2 years to build out? Yea...

MSU is also young but they executed on their one drive and didn't make mistakes on other drives. Should we have played give up and punt in the rain storm? I think so. But don't tell me we shouldn't have won that game, it was as poorly executed by the offensive players as one could possibly imagine

10/08/2017 - 4:02pm Not much you can do when the team is weak and inexperienced

His fire is targeted at the game and the way it's supposed to be respected and rarely at the players. Yelling harder is not going to make them execute better in my opinion. Outside of lack of execution what really could have Harbaugh been upset about?

Look I'm not going to go out there claiming this coaching staff has been perfect. But the players are atrocious on offense and have mostly been all year. I think Harbaugh is as frustrated as we all are in terms of lack of execution?

What is Harbs supposed to do about the turnstile at RT? How loud can he yell at the RBs to hold onto the ball with both hands just as we are building momentum? How about finding the right blitzer to block or not holding when your guy isn't even a threat to get to the QB? The RBs alone resulted in at least a 14 PT swing on two plays.

The plays were more than there for the taking last night, and regardless of the terrible play calling in the rain storm the players didn't execute when they needed to. Harbs will bring back the fire when he has a team that has done enough reps and can execute. No reason to get fired up when McDoom is dropping bunnies...

10/06/2017 - 11:44am Zone read

I'm hoping they add the ZR wrinkle in as O'korn has potential with his legs. Also would love to see a few attempts at the inverted veer

01/31/2017 - 7:47pm Hasty move

Probably would have been worth talking to some of your customers before making such a move. I understand your need to make ad revenue but worst case you could have bought the app or vastly improved the native one. Honestly the user experience has been significantly downgraded here and it's probably going to lead to less page views overall as angry customers will avoid coming on the computer browser as well now. You guys have by far the best content out there but at the end of the day we have seen the best products in the world fail when they try to make rules for the customer. Don't be Blockbuster.

P.S. add me to the list who are willing to pay $10 for the HD app or even $2-4/month for an ad free subscription.

10/10/2016 - 11:23am I think it's points scored per trip inside the opponent's 40

I think it's points scored per trip inside the opponent's 40

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09/05/2016 - 1:03am My bet is this is like UM vs

My bet is this is like UM vs ND 4 and 5 years back...both these teams are mediocre and finish 7-6 or 8-5 at best

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08/03/2016 - 3:38pm You linked a Trump article


06/12/2016 - 3:32pm Lebron also got a flagrant,

Lebron also got a flagrant, he just hasn't accumulated as many flagrant points so isn't suspended

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03/02/2016 - 10:30am I don't see why the type of

I don't see why the type of punter really matters that much, it's more about your ability to cover the return.  Hopefully the MSU disaster isn't driving them towards this terrible decision

01/14/2016 - 5:30pm I'd be surprised if Ross

I'd be surprised if Ross admits Raulerson to the MBA program - never heard of anyone (in recent history) getting in with less than 2 years of post-undergraduate work experience

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01/12/2016 - 5:33pm That glaring lack of medium yellow is frightening

That glaring lack of medium yellow is frightening

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12/22/2014 - 10:45am They can absolutely alter the terms if both parties agree Using Hoke and Brandon is not the best example - why would they agree to anything but their full buyout? At that point M had no leverage and they had nothing to lose. On the other hand, Harbaugh can avoid all the trade stuff and negotiated buyout by agreeing (and vice versa for the 49ers).
12/22/2014 - 12:06am I'm pretty sure the 49ers can

So my gut says...hooray!

12/22/2014 - 12:00am I'm pretty sure the 49ers can

I'm pretty sure the 49ers can part ways with him and build in restrictions into any sort of agreement they sign when this occurs. Part of this agreement will likely involve foregoing the buyout as well as him being able to coach in the NFL (or at least the NFC) for X number of years.

12/13/2014 - 8:46pm Egg nog and bulliet

Christmas party FTW

12/04/2014 - 1:32pm Totally agree

Syracuse is 16 in kenpom and even Oregon is top 50 at #45

11/26/2014 - 12:51am I think you take the easy

I think you take the easy bucket there.  Not many players that will make that clean block in that situation...

11/26/2014 - 12:48am This team is better than last years at this point

The offense is still finding its way, mostly due to the youth involved and new players taking on the "load" (Irvin still getting used to handling the ball a lot).  Spike is stepping up huge being the primary ball handler against pressure teams.  Our shooting will come around by midseason once the offense is working more flawlessly.

The biggest improvement this year is on perimeter defense.  We shut down two solid penetrating guards the last two games (although Ennis was hot from outside).  Caris, Irvin and even Spike are solid at limiting penetration without giving up open 3s.  Our rebounding also looks somewhat improved, as we came back down and only allowed 8 OR tonight.

Tough game but early returns are encouraging.  No doubt this team will be in it for the run at a Big Ten title.

11/10/2014 - 12:01pm Sucks big time

But fortunately you only need one kidney

11/05/2014 - 9:45am Good perspective

I think one thing that did upset people with some former players' comments is that sport is important for this University, but it's not everything. There are students and alumni who work just as hard as the SAs to further the sciences, arts, Michigan community, etc. and it's hard to argue that their contributions are any less than yours.

I admire your commitment to the University and thank you for that. I think it's important however to keep in mind that we are in this together and 99.99% of us will not be professional athletes or big donors, but can still have a positive impact on the university, muggle or not.

10/26/2014 - 5:01pm Great article, this part reminded me of something I was thinking

<blockquote>This might be semantics, but I don't think Hoke is a quitter.  He's (sadly) calling the game the same way in the 1st quarter as he is in the 4th quarter.  He's like the worst movie version of artificial intelligence.  He doesn't learn from the past, he doesn't integrate new information into his plans, he isn't becoming sentient, and he sure as hell isn't turning the world's electronics against the humans.</blockquote>


I was thinking during the game that Hoke was acting a lot like the AI in a Madden '07 game.  The punt is a perfect example.  So is his weird decision to start running the hurry up with 10 min left in the 4th, but not earlier even when we were down 3+ TDs.  I could also probably say his lack of timeouts at the end of the 2nd quarter as well.  And most of all, what we saw on the football field - that Madden AI was easy to beat most of the time.

10/26/2014 - 1:18pm Vastly different - right now we are an embarrassment

we didn't have a team full of buffoons putting stakes in the field and a coach who can't even make easy decisions about clock management, etc.

Michigan State planted their flag in ND's field in 2005 and everyone was like what a bunch of idiots, typical Sparty. Now we are them. At least when they did it, it was after they had won.

10/21/2014 - 4:05pm Who are my other choices?

Sure this guy looks pretty awesome, but without somebody else to compare him to it is hard to know for sure I would vote for him.  Can somebody give me a run down of what's happening?  If you're wondering, yes I am a Michigan voter.

10/18/2014 - 1:48pm Purdue on pace to out score

Purdue on pace to out score Michigan vs. Minny by 4.5x at the half

10/10/2014 - 5:34pm I agree that the injuries don't compare, but

One thing I like here is this:

"Michael Taylor is a fifth-year quarterback. He's the leader of our team. Hell's afire, we send him out there with a bad arm. If Michael's healthy, you'll see a difference."

I think the point is, when you have Gardner why was Shane ever in the game in the first place?

10/10/2014 - 4:36pm I like it - File and save

I like it - File and save this and maybe we can put together a letter for many of us to sign and send to the new AD when he/she is brought on

10/07/2014 - 6:58pm For those that go, can we

For those that go, can we please focus on Brandon and not seem like a petty group who wants to win more?  Also, structured and concise arguments go a lot further than rambling emotional rants!

10/07/2014 - 12:16pm I hope part III is more

I hope part III is more inspiring...

10/05/2014 - 4:23pm That was a pivotal loss.

That was a pivotal loss.  Those are the games you have to win if you want to get to the playoffs in the NFL

10/05/2014 - 4:22pm Amazing play by Watkins, that

Amazing play by Watkins, that couldve been 6 the other way...

10/05/2014 - 2:34pm Can we create some big ass

Can we create some big ass signs for people to march around with and spread the message near Gate 10?

10/05/2014 - 1:59pm We could try to put together

We could try to put together a protest of sorts at Gate 10 at any of the upcoming home games.  Whether it is trying to get people to come in late or not go to the game at all, this would be a way to reach a ton of people.

I'm pretty sure we could do this - the Jesus people have been there multiple games, we can just steal their thunder

10/05/2014 - 11:42am It's called mismanagement.

It's called mismanagement. Whoever is running that part of the show is screwing up and not being held accountable. This team lacks a culture of ownership from the head coach down to the grad assistants - it's not their fault we didn't win!

10/04/2014 - 10:54pm Not happy about the shot

Not happy about the shot downfield on first and 10 from the 40. Why do that when you are moving the ball on the ground?

10/04/2014 - 10:54pm Not happy about the shot

Not happy about the shot downfield on first and 10 from the 40. Why do that when you are moving the ball on the ground?

10/04/2014 - 10:53pm Not happy about the shot

Not happy about the shot downfield on first and 10 from the 40. Why do that when you are moving the ball on the ground?

10/04/2014 - 10:20pm 6:30 bleed the clock drive

6:30 bleed the clock drive coming up

10/04/2014 - 10:16pm 3rd and long word continue

3rd and long word continue

10/04/2014 - 10:13pm Bad play call great

Bad play call great individual play by Gardner

10/04/2014 - 7:58pm Confidence reenaged

Confidence reenaged

10/04/2014 - 4:10pm Please don't generalize

There are MBAs that are trying to make the world a better place and I know a lot of them. Also you don't have to be a type A asshole I get an MBA. The AD sucks but that's a culture specific to one person's personality and sure the MBAs he hires are probably shit, that doesn't mean all MBAs are

10/04/2014 - 10:28am Read the rest of the

Read the rest of the comments. OP is missing a lot of key elements. Do you think he would still be Chairman of the Board if he sucked as CEO?

10/04/2014 - 10:22am I'm talking about when Bain

I'm talking about when Bain Capital acquired it in 1999 - they inserted Brandon in there and he quickly got the company back on track and producing cash flows. Before that the company was headed down the toilet hence why Bain Capital was able to buy it at a (relatively) cheap price of $1.1B.

10/04/2014 - 9:57am You are also missing the

You are also missing the whole part where Dominos was cashed strapped and in dire straights when Brandon came in. This was before the company was public and he did a good job of turning the company around.

The biggest question mark for Brandon is the level of involvement he had with the whole re-doing of the product itself. Sure most of it came through after he left but I have to imagine that he was a big part of creating that campaign (these things take years). Maybe he stepped down because he was not the person to implement the new campaign.

He's still the Chairman of the Board. If he sucked as CEO there's no way that'd be the case...

Now how this all correlates to AD success? Probably only a bit

10/01/2014 - 8:59pm For those who are saying we

For those who are saying we don't need Ross's money you are wrong. How do you think buildings get built? By using the $5-6M of operating profit the AD generates each year? That's nothing. Most of the projects undertaken by the AD are $20M plus.

Also btw do you realize what his money does for non-AD related projects? The entire new business school (and additional construction now) were made possible entirely from Ross's $200M in donations (this does not include money he gave to the AD). I don't think you can get one without the other so let's just all be super grateful for what Ross does for this university.

09/30/2014 - 9:46pm I am having trouble

I am having trouble understanding how the 2-3 record and the malfeaseance seen in the past 3 days is not connected.  This is all one big shitshow.  If this team were 2-3 and this didn't happen we wouldn't be all up in arms.  If this team was 5-0 and this did happen we would be pissed but no protest.  It's the huge amalgamation of incompetence both on and off the field that has turned this into what it is.  Someone like Howard probably understands that but my guess is that he doesn't do himself any good supporting the actions of the protesters.

09/30/2014 - 7:50pm What about Brian's TV

What about Brian's TV interview?  Anyone got that?

09/30/2014 - 6:48pm List off your demands and

List off your demands and grievances and have the crowd say YEA!

09/30/2014 - 6:40pm Why are people chanting on

Why are people chanting on Harbaugh?  Focus this thing on BRANDON!