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11/14/2018 - 3:42pm Word out of UCLA is…

Word out of UCLA is basically he was always a California kid and didn't really want to leave, he wanted to play tight end though and USC wouldn't take him so he chose the best deal available for that as he was too much of a USC fanboy to bring himself to choose UCLA.  No-one was surprised he transferred back home, he came to Michigan, gave it a shot, and got homesick.  It happens.

11/13/2018 - 4:34pm Correct and has a lot to do…

Correct and has a lot to do with the measurement of the waist to the knees, I had a buddy who was 6' 6" and he went fighters and was told the only cockpit he couldn't get into was an A-10.  He ended up in B-1's but that was a class performance issue over a height restriction.

Furbush should be fine and if nothing else, choppers and 130's are fun, too.

11/13/2018 - 1:23pm Not the best for the feels I…

Not the best for the feels I admit, but this was just a weird year for it.  Brown was always going to Wisconsin, Barnett/Dobbs just were not going to Michigan no way/no how.  There was never much Bradford/Michigan buzz and Lance Dixon was a miss that may be down to the black cloud that overhung the program from last season through the Notre Dame game.

Basically, this was a weird year for in-state recruiting and I'm not going to freak out unless it becomes a trend and so far in 2020 it doesn't seem to be.

11/13/2018 - 11:11am I'm with you, there's a lot…

I'm with you, there's a lot of drama and window dressing on a story that seems fairly straightforward.  We all know Smith is a scumbag, but I don;t see how this changes anything.

11/12/2018 - 4:23pm Gotham over Daredevil/Luke…

Gotham over Daredevil/Luke Cage/Punisher/Jessica Jones?  Gotham's good but that's a Strong take.  Will agree Batman animated movies/TV shows are great.

11/12/2018 - 4:21pm Awesome!  Best of luck to…

Awesome!  Best of luck to them.

11/12/2018 - 2:38pm His creations have brought a…

His creations have brought a ton of joy into my life, may he rest in a well deserved peace.

11/12/2018 - 12:00pm Isn't that kind of the thing…

Isn't that kind of the thing with O-Line though, you almost have to project them based on the growing and re-shaping they have to do?  I admit that doesn't explain getting ranked that highly, but it at least addresses the dissonance.

 

11/12/2018 - 11:54am Louisville has plenty of…

Louisville has plenty of other options and for that matter so does Brohm.  Plus Karlaftis may just decide to stay home regardless and may like his new coach just as well.  

There's just too much for this one to let play out.

I would love this to be the case, but it feels a little cart before the horse-y.

11/10/2018 - 4:21pm What the fuck, that is not…

What the fuck, that is not good.  Hope that wakes them up.  Rutgers looks ready to play.

 

11/10/2018 - 9:30am It's so good, Southern beer…

It's so good, Southern beer scene isn't quite the wonderland that is Michigan beer but between Kentucky/North Carolina and increasingly Tennessee it's getting better.

11/09/2018 - 8:25pm Still have to coach my sons…

Still have to coach my sons basketball team tonight once that's over hello Kentucky Brewing Vanilla Barrel Ale.

11/09/2018 - 8:24pm I am so jealous of you right…

I am so jealous of you right now.

11/09/2018 - 8:19pm Devin running this offense…

Devin running this offense would have been absolutely sick.

11/09/2018 - 7:56pm Did we say we liked it?

Did we say we liked it?

11/09/2018 - 7:25am Here's to going the full…

Here's to going the full Rutger tomorrow.

Gon' be fun!

11/08/2018 - 1:44pm I was in Thailand about…

I was in Thailand about fifteen years ago on a deployment and my friends and I headed on down to Pattaya Beach, we proceeded to drink A LOT, and later in the night in order to get back to our hotel we hired a baht bus and because we had a curfew we told the driver Lao! Lao!(fast).  He decided to do what he had to do and so we took off down the highway, with the bus rattling as if it was going to come apart at any moment, one of the guys decided to look inside the cab and started reading off the increasingly ludicrous speed numbers that the bus was going.  One of my buddies was rather drunk and so could only lean against the window and with a cigarette hanging out of his lips said what we were all thinking, "That's it, we're gonna die."

I tell you that story to tell you this story.  Rutgers is gonna die!

11/07/2018 - 10:20am Mainly:

Peters - for…

Mainly:

Peters - for obvious reasons

Samuels/Turner - love to see some RB preview for next year

Pure curiosity:

all the Backup O-Line

Would love to see Donovan Jeter get some run.

finally the backup Linebackers and DB's would be great to see them out on the field as well as they haven't gotten much run this year.

11/06/2018 - 7:46pm Too bad, he could have been…

Too bad, he could have been a really strong veteran presence, down the line with high character and work ethic.  Shame it didn't work out and I hope he ends up somewhere great.

11/06/2018 - 6:48pm Sucks.  Thought he had a…

Sucks.  Thought he had a great personality and he a chance to be a great Vincent Smith-esque type of guy.  The timing is SO damned weird on these transfers, why leave now when the season is fun?  I know getting into the database is important but the difference of a few weeks can't be THAT big a deal that it can't wait until after the regular season/before the bowls.

11/05/2018 - 12:33pm If Josh Rosen can gain a ton…

If Josh Rosen can gain a ton of yards on a couple of carefully selected zone reads while he was at UCLA I have every reason to believe Peters could do the same.

11/05/2018 - 12:31pm Peters has starting…

Peters has starting experience.  Has won games for Michigan as both a starter and a reliever and Frankly has some talent and can run a little bit.  Yeah, The Outback Bowl sucked eggs, but let's not act like he can't play or that in the type of situation we're going into that a super raw true freshman is a more viable option than an experienced and talented guy in his third year in the system.  It wasn't that long ago people thought he was the future.

11/05/2018 - 11:27am More a suggestion for our…

More a suggestion for our own mental health.  There have been so many let downs that I know for me personally it's easier to think about the next game and what is guaranteed to happen than get too far in the future as so much has yet to be decided.

But that's just me, do whatever you like, for me it's more about not trying to get out over my skis.

11/05/2018 - 11:24am Couldn't agree more.  Just…

Couldn't agree more.  Just think there's a little more to it than, "my offer got pulled." and I am envisioning a conversation along the lines you posited.

Feel bad as the kid seemed really excited about 2020.

 

11/05/2018 - 10:58am While there are a ton of DL…

While there are a ton of DL players in the 18 and 19 classes you still need to take a DT every year IMO.  

So this could have come down to a lot of things.  The coaches being very open with him about the DL numbers(still odd to pull a 2020 offer when so much could change in the meantime) and/or him noticing the depth chart and wondering about when he'd see the field.

I have a feeling there were a lot of honest conversations and the truth is a mix of him thinking the field might be too crowded and the coaches realizing they need to balance the other positions a bit more.  Otherwise I can;t make pulling the offer of a 2020 kid make sense in my head as it's just too far out.  Plus pissing off ANOTHER kid in Chicago would be astronomically stupid after l'affaire Swenson(justified as the coaches may have been).

11/05/2018 - 8:12am Agree, but it's going to get…

Agree, but it's going to get brought up anyway as anyone can see the standings and figure out the implications.

Main thing is to remember Iowa '16 and take it one game at a time.

11/04/2018 - 9:07pm I'll own it.  I didn't see…

I'll own it.  I didn't see my writing up there, but it could have made the wall and I am one of the people everyone seems so eager to shame right now.  My prediction before the season was 5-7 as I had no faith in the offense and figured the road derp was a permanent cloud that overhung the program.  

After the team looked terrible against Notre Dame(the first time we had seen them in action after whatever the fuck that was in the Outback Bowl) I felt goddamn prescient, when the team went down to NW by 17 points I just KNEW I was right in thinking the team couldn't play on the road, couldn't take a punch, and that the defense had a very significant and very easily exploitable flaw that was going to make it so it couldn't be relied on in the big moments. I'll be honest, I still don't completely trust the team yet(the past ten years of Michigan football, AND I'm a UCLA fan, let's be honest that didn't help, have put me firmly in the BPONE), but I love what I'm seeing and I'll happily admit I was really fucking wrong.  So shame away all, I've earned it, but don't tell me you don't feel the BPONE waiting in the background, ready to awaken at the slightest provocation.  That's how we've been trained after all.

 

11/04/2018 - 11:38am Thanks for the kind words,…

Thanks for the kind words, couldn't have been fun to have been in that game in that weather.  Fandom endurance badge to you, sir and thanks for your contributions to the board.

11/02/2018 - 2:40pm Go to the game, you'll be…

Go to the game, you'll be mad at yourself if you didn't and there are ways to catch up on watching the game later that have already been brought up.

11/02/2018 - 7:17am In this context, yeah, the…

In this context, yeah, the Michigan St. thing is hypocritical.

However, I don't recall Michigan DB's openly tackling the other team's receivers and getting away with it.  So when it come to the OSU game, blow it out your ass.

11/01/2018 - 9:57pm Well, he's not wrong...

Well, he's not wrong...

11/01/2018 - 7:16pm Think these are fantastic,…

Think these are fantastic, very well done.

11/01/2018 - 1:28pm I look forward to these…

I look forward to these every week, I find them consistently funny and entertaining.  Today, you have outdone yourself, this whole thing is gold(but especially the Wisconsin part).

11/01/2018 - 7:49am 1. 41, male

2.  DVR all of…

1. 41, male

2.  DVR all of them, live 4 or 5.

3.  No grief, but I also don't watch every game live and make sure that I prioritize her and the kids first, in return she tries to not schedule things during the Michigan game or at least checks in with me to make sure I am cool with it, I am trying to get the kids more into watching sports so I can at least call it a family activity.  Really the main conflict is kids activities, sports, scouting, etc. on the weekend.

10/30/2018 - 4:16pm Film seems to be receiver…

Film seems to be receiver focused, could he end up being the tall receiver that the coaches still need to find in this class?  Has a basketball background so he knows body control, just a thought.

Although fullback/H-back does seem more likely.

10/29/2018 - 9:23pm I know it's so awful when…

I know it's so awful when people hold opinions that are different than your own.  But I promise as you work through each day with that knowledge, it'll get easier to bear.

10/29/2018 - 8:46am If it's one person going…

If it's one person going.....maybe.  If it's a family there's a multiplication factor that makes driving cheaper.

10/27/2018 - 5:51pm He's been really good in the…

He's been really good in the red zone.  Nauta has had a hell of a day, too.

10/27/2018 - 5:49pm Question is, who do they go…

Question is, who do they go get?  No real obvious candidates this year.

10/27/2018 - 12:33pm He didn't like either of…

He didn't like either of those schools and he didn't like Michigan, he wanted to go to MSU and was trying to figure out a way to say that wasn't just, "I just wanted to go somewhere else." Think he was trying to give reporters something and it wasn't consistent.  Remember these dudes are teenagers.

10/27/2018 - 12:27pm While I agree, at some point…

While I agree, at some point one of these recruitments will go Michigans way(although you could argue with Hill, Gary, People's-Jones et al) some have and we're not taking those into accounts by enough.

10/27/2018 - 12:09pm I think one is the max…

I think one is the max Michigan for to get and frankly a six person OL class is about as big as we should want it to be anyway.  Agree that Benharts more than likely not going to happen, you could basically hear the Mom in the interview saying very nice things about Michigan but being pretty clear about her preference.

10/26/2018 - 4:14pm If you know you're going to…

If you know you're going to watch a boring ass beating, would you go to see Bama just because.  I'm not sure I would and Bama fans can watch boring ass beatings, whenever they want.  

Pedanting to pedant aside, they still can draw over 100K and in any case the difference between 97K and 100K isn't exactly meaningful.

10/26/2018 - 11:45am MGoPodcast is an immediate…

MGoPodcast is an immediate reaction to the previous game and posted on Mondays.  Also includes a summation of the weeks games in the B1G.  It's with Brian, Dave, recently Seth, and then they bring in Jamie Mac for the around the B1G segment.

WTKA roundtable is a weekly radio segment on WTKA and is basically Brian, Sam, Ira, and a couple of other AA sports personalities in Craig Ross and Ed Feng.  

MGoRadio is a Friday night show in which Brian, Seth, and a special guest go over the game post-UFR and give a more detailed preview as well as a gimmicky top five segment with the special guest that tends to be a lot of fun.

That help?

10/26/2018 - 11:40am Much as I dislike MSU, it's…

Much as I dislike MSU, it's pretty impressive how efficient their QB assembly line has been, they always seem to have one front line guy with a good heir apparent somewhere.  it may take time for them to figure out who that guy is: liking Maxwell over Cook, Lewerke taking time to be ready, etc.  But there's a pretty good line from Kork Coupons- Cook - Lewerke - and it seems like Lombardi has promise.  

Benefits of having a stable program, I think, I know Spartan fans have just about had it with Bollman and Warner, but the transition will have a cost.

10/26/2018 - 11:16am That and MSU would scream…

That and MSU would scream bloody murder, it's also partly to quiet the noise.  May not be exactly right, but provides the fig leaf.

10/26/2018 - 10:07am They have a nice campus in a…

They have a nice campus in a pretty part of the country, Neyland still gets over 100K, Tennessee has some very good academic programs, it's only five hours away vs. 11 hours away.  They have a new coach who has made some progress in the first year.  Can we please stop pretending that other big schools have nothing to offer?

10/25/2018 - 2:18pm Man you must be FUN at…

Man you must be FUN at parties.

10/25/2018 - 10:33am Phrasing...

Phrasing...

10/25/2018 - 9:53am You mean the same shit there…

You mean the same shit there is to do in any college town?