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11/26/2018 - 9:54am Let's add Bo's first ten…

Let's add Bo's first ten years and see how we look even better:

Terribly frustrating years, no doubt, with the annual stupid loss to someone over whom we were favored (like my one trip to the Rose Bowl - 1978 inexplicable defeat at the hands of Washington).


Year         Coach                  Overall     League     League place         Bowl Result         Poll

1969    Bo Schembechler    8–3              6–1            T-1st                    L Rose               8/9

1970    Bo Schembechler    9–1              6–1            T-2nd                                              7/9

1971    Bo Schembechler   11–1             8–0             1st                      L Rose                4/6

1972    Bo Schembechler   10–1             7–1             T-1st                                              6/6

1973    Bo Schembechler   10–0–1         7–0–1         T-1st                                              6/6

1974    Bo Schembechler   10–1             7–1             T-1st                                              5/3

1975    Bo Schembechler   8–2–2           7–1             2nd                    L Orange            8/8

1976    Bo Schembechler  10–2              7–1             T-1st                  L Rose                3/3

1977    Bo Schembechler  10–2              7–1             T-1st                  L Rose                8/9

1978    Bo Schembechler  10–2              7–1             T-1st                  L Rose                5/5



09/10/2018 - 10:18am Complete panic job. He…

Complete panic job. He looked flustered and rattled on those last two drives - passes all over the place except in the receivers' hands and deer in the headlights look every time the rush came at him.

Kind of reminded me of Russell Bellomy vs. Nebraska in 2012. Painful

03/04/2018 - 8:55pm Adjust for quad 1 teams and

Adjust for quad 1 teams and it looks better - Duke falls to 5th or something like that.

03/03/2018 - 4:56pm kwashiorkor, ricketts, and

kwashiorkor, ricketts, and scurvy

03/03/2018 - 4:56pm kwashiorkor, ricketts, and

kwashiorkor, ricketts, and scurvy

03/03/2018 - 4:56pm kwashiorkor, ricketts, and

kwashiorkor, ricketts, and scurvy

02/08/2018 - 3:24pm Take a minute

and a deep breath. Yesterday was 2018 signing day, which leaves almost one entire year before the 2019 class is in - OK, a few months less for the early period. That's a recruiting eternity.

Also read, FWIW, Sam Webb's article on Belleville from yesterday:…

10/04/2017 - 9:31am Yuck the Fankees


07/08/2017 - 9:08am Bert Hornback

Taught English lit. courses on Yeats, Dickens, Hardy, George Eliot, etc. He was a big Dickens freak, and had what was pretty literally a Dickens shrine in his home. He always invited his class to dinner once a semester, and held most of his upper level classes there. Wrote plays, gave hundreds of public readings, brought all kinds of poets to speak or teach at UM, and was quite entertaining as a lecturer. I even enjoyed most of the written corrections that decorated my papers - one time I found that he had jotted a grocery list on the back of one page.

Had his undergrad, Masters, and Ph.D all from Notre Dame, but I'm not sure he even knew what football was. Retired in '92.

02/26/2017 - 6:51am Southern school

with a southern fan base.

01/24/2017 - 11:59am I would add

cyclists. Watching one day of mountain climbing on the Tour de France is looking at sheer physical insanity - and they do it for a month.

01/19/2017 - 3:20pm So, just some ciphers:

Around 25, 000 listed accounts, about 1,200 with negative points, and countless pages of 0-1 point names.

Suprising numbers all around

01/18/2017 - 2:54pm Equally important

is the question of comparative ballz:


Like the man from Assizez

Whose balls were of two different sizes

The one was so small

It was no ball at all

But the other won several prizes

12/20/2016 - 6:58am Corrected


12/16/2016 - 6:22am Among all the bounty

My favorite is Most overrated five star recruit in history besides Peppers.

Yes, the overrated consensus All-American, winner of more awards than any current player from any of these second-rate (or lower) institutions. I expect DPJ to be equally overrated.

Almost as hilarious were the regular mentions by Sparties of Michigan being "that shitty school," or the "shittiest school."

12/08/2016 - 3:50pm .22 BAC

No further message.

09/19/2016 - 4:06pm Oy, vey.

(in response to Fieldy's Nuts)


I have a hard time taking your post seriously. To exonerate Paterno because he "would have been happy if his assistant coach hadn't turned out to be a pedo" is to create a land of denial and fantasy that is beyond even that of a Penn State apologist. Paterno's legacy is supposedly as a man who influenced characteer, not merely as a winner of football games (as much as that drives some of the respect that his minions show him). Thus, to not hold him accountable simply because "all he wanted to do is coach football" entirely misses the mark of why his malfeasance is so heinous.

As to why the NCAA should punish the entire program, and harshly, at that, it is well-known that Paterno established a self-policing culture of hero worship - a closed system where the Head Coach wielded total power in every respect.

In the end, almost everything that Paterno supposedly stood for is exposed as a lie; even his supposed modesty is belied by his ownership of  a multi-million dollar home and his narcissistic self aggrandizement.

Sandusky deserves what he receives, and more; Paterno, who could have intervened to severely limit the damage, deserves still worse, which he may yet experience.

07/24/2016 - 2:08pm When the best you can say is

When the best you can say is that his acting "was not the worst," you've pretty much said it all.

05/07/2016 - 3:31pm Unproven?

Among the many problematic issues that I can find in your posts, the simplest one is your contention that Paterno was the victim of an "unproven allegation that he might have heard an accusation about somebody many years ago and didn't rush to file a police report." 

In fact, it is proven beyond a doubt that Paterno knew about Sandusky's behavior, that he talked his supervisors out of reporting it to chld welfare authorities; and that he did report one incident to his superiors, but failed to take it to the police and to follow up at a later date to make certain that the situation would be dealt with. Even Penn State Paterno idol worshippers agree with the last statement, but claim that he had no legal obligation to do anything more than he did.

So, even if no other allegation is proved true - and I bet my bottom dollar that they will be - it is, at the very least, the case that Paterno engaged in one coverup and one unsufficient response to known sexual predation by one of his closest assistants. In addition, it is a fact that Paterno and the AD allowed Sandusky unfettered access to campus facilities long after it was clear that he had engaged in child molestation.

So can the moral outrage at our moral outrage.

04/26/2016 - 8:21pm Beatles

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, after my parents bought me Rubber Soul and Revolver.

02/29/2016 - 9:51pm It's worth noting,

although perhaps generally known that the Flo stream is not free: $12.50/month if you do an entire year; otherwise $20 per individual month.

I was pretty disappointed to see that kind of charge. I love watching the softballers, but not at that price.

12/20/2015 - 8:51am Good advice

But hard to follow. Our daughter received her acceptance e-mail (how different from the days of the 80s when we attended), but seems set on going out-of-state. Difficult to keep my mouth shut about the $40k per year that I will save, but we've made it pretty clear that it's her choice.

And to lose those season tickets? Painful.

12/20/2015 - 8:39am If you're an alum

Make use of the Alumni Office, even if you arent' a member. I have seen them help with deffered admissions - advising on whom to contact, making a call or contact themselves, and so on. Not a guarantee, but it can often help. 


07/27/2015 - 8:36am Pretty funny, but

these are no farmers. They live in a small town (Leavittsburg) in the northeastern part of the state, near Youngstown, the home of Sweater Vest himself, which explains quite a bit.

And it's made the national press; more of the true Ohio revealed to the world.



07/15/2015 - 2:43pm Watkins Glen, July '73

I was a tad too young to make Woodstock, but hitchhiked with two friends from Chicago to NY to see The Band, Grateful Dead, and Allman Brothers. The Friday night "sound check" was almost as good as the rest of the concert, as was the massive thunderstorm that chased the Allmans off the stage on Saturday.

There were only supposed to be 150,00 there - the number of available tickets - but over 500,000 showed up. Best free music around.

Second place was a 5-hour Dead concert at the UW Field House in Madison. It was intense enough that a group of us had to intervene to stop two attempted suicides (not the reason why the concert was great, just a symptom of the craziness that accompanied some of their perfomances).

Third was ushering for Dylan at Crisler center in the mid-70s: Great music and some guy offered me $500.00 if I would give him my usher shirt so that he could go down to the stage (refused, of course).


01/18/2015 - 1:18pm Always partial

to "Buckwheat is dead" - probably from groiwing up in the 60s.

12/17/2014 - 6:01pm In the vein of other suggestions,

I would recommend you not rise to the bait and call people f******s; it only makes you look defensive, venial, and pouty - and it detracts from any credibility that you may have had in the first place.

12/08/2014 - 2:11pm NO

Every time TK posts it's overdoing it.

10/12/2014 - 2:49am TV replay

showed it even more conclusively: the Penn State player's head and torso were across the restraining line before the kick.

Furthermore, as one NCAA official explained it, there is no real enforcement on a normal long kick, however, " Conversely, on an on-side kick or short kick officials are very strict and enforce the restraining line restriction" (…).

So, no gift was given, even though it may have seemed a rather close call.

10/07/2014 - 5:09pm Ah, most of the snark

comes from mod wanna-bees who need to find better things to do with their time than play internet forum police.

Not all of us have time to hit the refresh button a million times a day, besides the fact that interesting articles are often buried beneath nine pages of posts. I generally don't mind reposts of stuff that I might otherwise not find.

09/29/2014 - 4:35pm I can't read this

and I can only look forward to the near future when other articles and posts will have supplanted it on the front page.

Saddest moments in my years of Michigan fandom, which reaches back to the 1970s.

09/23/2014 - 10:07am Yesterday

is not too soon.

05/08/2014 - 2:06pm Minneapolis

Last hosted a Super Bowl in 1992, played in the Big Baggy. I think they'll be awarded the game again, although, if I recall correctly, it was around 20 below outside - plus 72 inside. The city is pretty cool, and they're great at hosting mega events. In fact, they were the site for that year's MBB final four.

Some people will object to the potential for ball-freezing weather, but you really don't have to step outside if you don't want to.

05/02/2014 - 1:05pm Excessive wings, maybe ...

... but never too many subs!

04/28/2014 - 8:54am From MLive

A short article quoting the 24/7 piece:…

03/19/2014 - 10:29am I don't see Virginia over MSU

I don't see Virginia over MSU as an upset - they are just as physical and are playing at a fairly high level right now.

Of cours, we can hope that Tommy's Harvard team, assuming it gets past Cinci, can put a stop to Staee even before it comes that that.

03/13/2014 - 5:03pm Our own Pete Townshend.

Give this man a guitar and watch him windmill it.

03/10/2014 - 9:41am I find your statement a bit

I find your statement a bit paranoid. There may have been some disdain for the program in the years following the scandals and the consistent uderperformance that plagued us until Beilein; however, I don't see the same thing nationally or on BTN these days.

Maybe you hear too much Vitale commentary, which would lead us to believe that there is only one program worthy of praise in the entire country.

03/06/2014 - 9:51am No, please

not nature. If we allow that, he'll see six feet of snow and students lying frozen in the streets.

03/02/2014 - 12:30pm Morgan is not just grit

There is a multi-faceted good character thing going on with him that goes beyond the basic "grit" thing - tons of gritty types out there, but not many with the kind of unselfish, truly team- oriented, gracious, etc. expressions that Morgan displays.

Someone you really like to see as the face of our program, and also a tribute to Beilein's own character.

02/23/2014 - 3:17pm My favorite (so far) from RCMB

"shut up you little boys. We are still the premier sports program in the country. How many people would be happy with top 3 in fball and bball?"

One Rose Bowl and top five football finish and that makes you THE PREMIER sports program in the country. Let's ask Stanford, Michigan, and even OSU what that means.

02/05/2014 - 12:16pm Really

is ESPN even relevant in the recruiting world? They are marginal, generally behind the times, and offer little in the way of insight.

I have always been convinced that they simply do things to piss off most sane and decent sports fans (everything from Pam Ward to their "this is ESPN" voice to something like 75% of their commentators); why give them the time of day?

01/29/2014 - 9:52pm Meaning

Not In a Tournament


Not Invited to a Tournament

01/28/2014 - 9:29am Meh

They should all be listed in order of importance as targets and relative likelihood of committment.


01/09/2014 - 12:48pm Yes!

Seven quarterback offers. Take them all, there goes our depth problem. Screws the rest of CFB, as well.

01/04/2014 - 2:06pm No,

it's Buckaroo U.

12/22/2013 - 8:25pm Three or four weeks ago.

Or today, if time travel is not possible.

12/15/2013 - 8:31pm I want

your points

12/11/2013 - 1:49pm Don't think

the "Schwartz is a knucklehead" opinion is very unpopular, at least among those I hang out with.

11/23/2013 - 10:46am This game

could have easily been a 6-0 affair; the ISU keeper made several excellent-to-superb saves, and Michigan played (conservatively estimated) 90% of the second half in the ISU end.

And, BTW, it was pretty cold, freeze your ass to the metal seats kind of weather.