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02/06/2019 - 10:15am This is awesome.  I made a…

This is awesome.  I made a very basic script that modifies styles on the site, but it requires TamperMonkey to install.  The extension is a good idea, as it'll be a lot more lightweight for most folks.  Feel free to check it out and use anything that could maybe be useful:

Will start using the extension and will offer some positive feedback as I go.

02/05/2019 - 11:46am Does he actually still have…

Does he actually still have eligibility?  How did he do at Stony Brook this past season?

12/03/2018 - 10:11am I think any common-sense…

I think any common-sense usability features related to the site should be made available to all.  Restricting them to paying members would be technically challenging and bad for the community.  Content-wise, I'm just not sure how much more Brian et. al. can produce — not seeing a lot of opportunity for new stuff just for paying members.

I think these are the relatively low-hanging fruit opportunities:

- Bring back the app (1-time fee, or even a monthly subscription).  If the "problem" with the old app was that it was hogging resources or siphoning ad revenue, address it with transparent fees and make it supported.

- Access to UFRs and/or some other content early.  Don't love this idea but it wouldn't require more new content, just restricting access temporarily.

- Subscribers-only Q/As in podcast form (or some other more engaging content format)

- Subscribers-only live chat platform (Discord, etc.)

11/24/2018 - 5:11pm - No pressure on Haskins. …

- No pressure on Haskins.  Zero sacks.  Very few hurries.  Didn't hit him or even make him uncomfortable all day.

- That fact made the coverage look even worse (it was already bad)

- Dang, tough day for Watson.  Announcers (rightly) calling him out also

- A lot of snaps for Kemp and Mone, wondering whether having Aubrey available would have made any difference

- Bush was looking solid before he left with injury, but had still been beat in a foot race a few times

- On that note, I was cringing every time Gil was covering anyone man to man.  He's just too slow sideline to sideline.  Felt like Josh Ross made some nice hits when he came in.

- No memorable impact plays by Rashan, Chase, Uche, or anyone else really.

- A few decent goal line stands (lol)

- Granted they were using tempo, but we looked LOST a bunch of times today

- This game sucked.

11/17/2018 - 3:57pm 1st & goal from the 20.  Let…

1st & goal from the 20.  Let's go with the blatant PI.  LOL

11/17/2018 - 3:46pm That almost got scooped and…

That almost got scooped and scored.

11/17/2018 - 3:43pm Maryland defense is such a…

Maryland defense is such a joke.

11/04/2018 - 6:00pm Thanks, WD.  While I love…

Thanks, WD.  While I love the parkinggod highlights and the day-of indulgence, I also enjoy the "extended cut" version with important plays from both sides.  Appreciate the effort in cutting these up after each game.

10/15/2018 - 3:57pm Mason was on the field for…

Mason was on the field for every kickoff.  He was also in the play for a handful of offensive plays.  He totally blew a lead block on a jet sweep IIRC.

10/09/2018 - 5:48pm Honored to chip in a bit. …

Honored to chip in a bit.  Thanks for everything, Ace!

09/23/2018 - 5:31pm I agree, it seems like his…

I agree, it seems like his head is down because he's running quickly and trying to get to the QB.  He hits him with his facemask and his head rolls upwards on contact, not downwards ("leading with the crown").  I'm still confused about how this rule is applied.

09/22/2018 - 3:45pm Lining Ben Mason up in the…

Lining Ben Mason up in the RB spot and letting him hammer forward for 3-7 yards is just wonderful.  I feel like he was legitimately upset he didn't have someone to smash on one of his TDs.

09/10/2018 - 12:57pm Agreed.  Maybe I'm biased…

Agreed.  Maybe I'm biased because I know that Shea got MLB interest, but I really see him like a middle-infielder when he makes those throws on the run.

09/05/2018 - 1:09pm Agreed on all 3 points.  I'd…

Agreed on all 3 points.  I'd be curious to see your custom CSS.  I did something similar — you can check it out here:

08/17/2018 - 8:47am Football season is my…

Football season is my favorite time of year.

Fresh content every day — MGoBlog articles, podcasts, highlight reels, bits and updates.

Game-day excitement that glows the rest of the week and builds towards the next game.

To avoid crowding a different thread - any suggestions on where to watch the season opener while in Boulder, CO?  Would love to watch with other Michigan fans.  GO BLUE

08/15/2018 - 12:13pm Apparently there's a drill…

Apparently there's a drill where they do one-armed holds with these super-heavy dumbbells, and Carlo Kemp is an absolute beast at it.

08/15/2018 - 10:40am Don Brown is such a dude.


Don Brown is such a dude.

I didn't realize that Mike McCray was coaching now.  His title via his Twitter is "Inside Linebacker Coaching Intern at The University of Michigan."

Is that a Grad Assistant role or something different?

08/14/2018 - 6:16pm Incredible!  Thank you!

Incredible!  Thank you!

08/06/2018 - 5:56pm Ah, okay, my mistake.  I had…

Ah, okay, my mistake.  I had misinterpreted your original comment.  I'll try and figure out what's going on.

08/06/2018 - 10:35am I'm way out over my skis,…

I'm way out over my skis, but I think the voting functionality is only unlocked once an account reaches a certain threshold of points.  You should have permissions (given that I can see them and you have more points than me), but maybe there was some issue making that available to your account.

One of the admins / their new website folks might know what's going on.  My thesis is that there's a permissions issue with your account.

08/06/2018 - 9:36am Hmm, I doubt it.

If you…

Hmm, I doubt it.

If you right-click anywhere on the page, you should see an option to "View Page Source"

Try doing a Ctrl+F (find) for the phrase "mgo-vote__count"

If that shows up, the vote mechanisms are being sent to your browser but aren't showing up properly.  If you can't find that phrase in the raw page source, it's a permissions issue or some other bug that's causing you to not get those buttons — not something tied to the page rendering.

08/06/2018 - 9:05am Glad you're enjoying it!


Glad you're enjoying it!

I'm noticing that same issue on non-first page of posts (the "index" that lists the various thread topics).  It seems to work fine once you jump into any thread itself.  It should be a quick fix to ensure that all "index" pages use the whole width.

Can you confirm that the threads work fine (even if you've clicked into them from a non-first page)?  If not, I'll investigate a bit.

08/05/2018 - 8:43pm Yup, precisely.  I simply…

Yup, precisely.  I simply have a hard time following nested conversations on the default layout.  On the phone, it makes a bit more sense.

Let me know if you have any issues getting up and running (or notice problems once it's installed).

08/03/2018 - 10:27pm Ain't nobody got time to…

Ain't nobody got time to proofread.

08/03/2018 - 10:44am Great listen.  A few…

Great listen.  A few highlights:

- Jon Jansen talked about the fact that players oftentimes spend more time with the S&C coaches than their position coaches.  It's a culture/room where players hang out, blow off steam, that provides a place to vibe and bond with teammates.

- Ben Herbert came from playing at Wisconsin, then coaching there, jumping to Arkansas, and then coming to Michigan

- He said the first part of his "interview" was a 2 hour phone call with Harbaugh where they just bounced around from topic to topic trying to feel out if they saw the world the same way

- His arrival paired nicely with the new facilities

- His office has a massive sectional sofa that can fit big linemen and skill players alike -- hitting on point #1 from above (a place to hang)

- They take pictures of everyone at the start of Winter conditioning and then the end of Summer conditioning, so they can see the difference

- Also video record drills that capture change: IE a drill where the OL pushes a sled + 800 pounds.  Coach Herbert talks about the impact of the visual stimulus where those guys can see that they got stronger

- Coach Herbert talks about the fact that there are guys that excel in the weight room who don't want to put the pads on and get violent.  Needs to find people that crave that physicality -- especially for the linemen

Good listen.

I watched this ~45 minute presentation a while back where Herbert talks about nutrition, optimizing for posterior chain development (back, glutes, etc).  From a few off-season interviews, it seems like the team has really benefited from the changes to nutrition also.  Getting more calories from food they actually like to eat.

06/28/2018 - 3:17pm I've been an obedient…

I've been an obedient follower of my daily orders, but I really feel like we over-expanded when we shifted from our Northeast base of operations into the Midwest.  It allowed us to get surrounded with too much territory to defend.  I wish we had moved a little slow/steadier with an emphasis on keeping safe territory in the Northeast.

06/12/2018 - 9:03am Just a heads up that I fixed…

Just a heads up that I fixed the points bug, but I'm noticing some other issues.  Will give this fresh eyes over the weekend.

06/11/2018 - 9:12am Cool, fixing the MGoPoints…

Cool, fixing the MGoPoints and adding the Joined date should be pretty easy.  I'll take a look at that soon.

Will have to investigate the Edit request, might be a bigger pain.  Thx for the feedback.

06/10/2018 - 11:19pm I put together a little…

I put together a little browser script to adjust the formatting of the board.  Here's an example.


Here are instructions if you want to install it yourself:

It's probably pretty buggy so no promises...

03/15/2018 - 4:30pm GO BLUE! 4752449

GO BLUE! 4752449

02/04/2018 - 4:39pm Wes is my alma mater.


Wes is my alma mater.

/cool story bro

01/30/2018 - 5:53pm Has there been an

Has there been an announcement somewhere?

Coming into the season I thought Ol' Skillet Hands would be approaching Jake Butt levels of production.  How wrong I was...

01/22/2018 - 2:11pm Elysee Mbem-Bosse

Was there an "Exit" post or any additional info about Elysee Mbem-Bosse?

01/17/2018 - 9:38am 1Password or LastPass. Use

1Password or LastPass. Use 2FA (two-factor authentication) on any important accounts where it's available.

Either use a randomly generated password, or a pass phrase. Length > complexity.

mgoblogfridayposbangs > Mg0BL0Gfr1d4Yz!

01/05/2018 - 8:48am Same, 20 years. Why I have

Same, 20 years. Why I have the 97 in my username.

01/03/2018 - 10:08am Good news!?!?

Good news!?!?

11/25/2017 - 4:55pm

10/28/2017 - 3:27pm Enjoyed watching Khaleke toss

Enjoyed watching Khaleke toss a blocker into the punt returner.

10/21/2017 - 11:11pm O'Korn played with some grit

O'Korn played with some grit and gave us a chance.  Was he perfect?  Of course not, but he made some decent throws and kept us going by using his legs.

The WRs gave him no help.  Aside from that Crawford redemption over-the-shoulder catch along the sideline, no one made a game-breaking play.  Compare that to McSorley who threw about ten 50/50 balls where his receivers came down with it.

The O-Line is our major weakness, especially in pass protection.  Higdon and Isaac showed some stuff on the ground, but they are still weak in pass protection, just exacerbating the fundamentally poor O-Line play.

I'm puzzled why so many people were calling for Peters tonight.  O'Korn was fine.  Not great, but also not the real problem.

The real problem is Drevno, Hamilton, and to some extent Harbaugh.  The scheme is just not there.  Too many cooks in the kitchen.

I'm puzzled and infuriated.  Penn State made moving the ball look easy with misdirection and pre-snap motion; we get none of that all night.  Maybe that one McDoom swing pass but that's just about it.


10/21/2017 - 8:02pm Nico Collins sighting.

Nico Collins sighting.

10/16/2017 - 12:04pm Great analysis. Love seeing

Great analysis. Love seeing this type of OC.

10/13/2017 - 10:57pm (No subject)


10/13/2017 - 10:24pm How the hell do you pick up a

How the hell do you pick up a delay of game in that spot with two timeouts?

09/27/2017 - 12:12pm Maybe a stupid "rules"

Maybe a stupid "rules" question, but why is Bush allowed to destroy the RB in the "human obliteration" clip?

09/02/2017 - 4:23pm DPJ congratulating Tarik

DPJ congratulating Tarik Black was so great.

09/02/2017 - 3:40pm Let's GO BLUE. 

Let's GO BLUE. 

08/31/2017 - 10:49pm I do like that they didn't

I do like that they didn't blow the play dead.

08/31/2017 - 8:30pm And by "run" I mean "only

And by "run" I mean "only pass."  But the tempo has been effective.

08/31/2017 - 8:29pm Wow, Indiana looks plausible

Wow, Indiana looks plausible on this first drive.  Run&Gun.

08/30/2017 - 4:35pm My cool story bro: I met

My cool story bro: I met Emmitt Smith once and shook his hand.  He had the most ridiculously powerful handshake of anyone I've ever met.  He wasn't trying to be a jerk about it, but it was like gripping a block of stone.